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' I LOVE this experience in chitwan for though short period! 'Xue Ying Fiona Wang
If you are one of those ardent trekkers bitten by wanderlust, want to be awestruck by the Himalayas and trek your way into the majestic beauty of the Annapurna Mountain Range, but at the same time, support the people of this beautiful country, you have come across the right place. This 11 days’ charity trek provides a wonderful opportunity for trekkers to take pleasure of the lush forests, swooping valleys, diverse geography and the hospitability of the ethnic locals, at the same time provide responsible traveling opportunity through charity. The trekking route in and around Annapurna is renowned through the world for its spectacular views of mighty Himalayas and bio diversity present in the landscape.
Ashna orphanage is a non-profit organization, which offers homely love and education to destitute children. From your participation in this trek US$25-$50 per person will be donated to the Ashna Orphanage of Nepal, that is currently home to 40 children of different ages in its two orphanages in Chitwan and Kathmandu. Your support and contribution will provide a sustainable solution to Ashna orphanage to provide basic needs to the children and expand its educational and other creative activities. You are welcome to visit Ashna orphanage in Kathmandu.
You’ll drive to Pokhara by tourist bus enjoying an afternoon sightseeing on way to Pokhara. From Kathmandu to Pokhara, it is about 206 KM and takes around 6 hours. Overnight stay at hotel
From Pokhara to Ulleri it’s about 45 KM drive which passes through villages like Naudanda, Kanre, and Lumle. After reaching Nayapool, the trail descends steeply to Birethanthi and follows the East banks of Bhurungdi Khola, and Tikhedunga. You’ll then reach Ulleri. Overnight stay at tea house
The trail ascends through small villages and pass rhododendron forest. After arriving at the top of Ghorepani you’ll halt overnight. Overnight stay at tea house
Get up early to trek to Poonhill. From there, you’ll witness spectacular sunrise. From Poon Hill, you can view over 30 white–capped Peaks and the whole Annapurna range. After that tantalizing experience, we walk through the forest filled with flowers (in the spring) and later stay overnight at Tadapani. Overnight stay at tea house
Tadapani offers good view of upper Modi Valley. The route starts the long ascents above the West Bank of Modi Khola from Sinuwa. From here, you can see the Mt. Machhapuchere. Overnight stay at tea house
The trail continues to Khuldi Ghar for about two hours and from there goes down steeply to the bottom of the gorge. Take caution will crossing the river to go to the West side of the river. You'll pass the pasture of Tomoe and then the very neck of the George at Panchen Barah, where there is a small trail and a shrine. Overnight stay in Deurali at the tea house.
From Deurali, the trail continues into the sanctuary. You’ll cross two wide avalanche tracks on narrow trail that huddles up against the cliff (rock face). The trail then descends to meet the Modi Khola and follow the river to Bagar. From Bagar, you will get a chance to cross more avalanche paths across a moraine and a stream. You’ll then climb towards an area known as Machhapuchhere Base Camp (MBC) at the elevation 3700m. After 2 hours journey, we finally arrive at our destination Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). Overnight stay at ABC.
We see morning sun rise and take our breakfast at 7. 00 AM and move towards Himalayas for lunch and finally come back to Sinuwa with the same trail and stay overnight in Sinuwa. Overnight stay at tea house
We follow same trail up to Chhomrong and the trail goes to descend Jhinu. We see hot spring and take lunch there. After lunch, we start our journey, pass with beautiful rift valley and finally reach to Kyumi and stay overnight there. Overnight stay at tea house
The trail goes up and down through Ghandruk. Ghandruk is one of the developed village and most of the inhabitants are Gurung. Gurung is another ethnic group closely resembling the Magars in many aspects. Gurungs are of Tibeto-Burman race and have their own distinct language. Most of them practice shamanism. Many find employment in the British and Indian army. After Gandruk, you’ll continue your journey to arrive at Nayapool and take lunch there. You’ll rest there for an hour and from there you will be driven back to Pokhara and stay overnight there at hotel.
Pokhara to Kathmandu by Bus
Dates: Every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month
One person: US$ 650;
Two or more : US$ 550/person