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Nepal

Itinerary fits within 2 working weeks
Himalayan trekking through breath-taking scenery
Guided hiking with three meals a day

 
 
 
 

Marvel at amazing scenery

Nepal is a country of stunning beauty. The best way to explore it is by foot and our trek will allow us to enjoy the unrivalled scenery of mountains, valleys, rivers and forests.

We walk through rice-growing valleys, up terraced hillsides, along high ridges to reach remote mountain villages. The trek takes us along semi-tropical riverbeds, through pine and rhododendron forests. With such beauty and dramatic contrast, the scenery is simply spectacular. 



 

The beautiful Annapurna Range

The dramatic views of Annapurna (7,937m) enable us to experience the beauty of the Himalayas. This is something that has to be experienced to be appreciated in all its majesty. We travel by bus to Pokhara, the location for the start of our trek. This is a wonderful way to see the Nepalese countryside. We will have a chance to explore this interesting town and acclimatise to our surroundings before starting the trek. At the end of the trek we return to Kathmandu by air.

In Kathmandu and Pokhara we stay in a guest house with en-suite rooms for two. During the trek itself, we stay in tea houses, which provide simple accommodation in bedrooms for two people (with beds and pillows provided).

 
 
 

An active adventure

It is important to have a reasonable level of personal fitness as there is generally around 4 6 hours of walking each day during the trek itself. The Annapurna trek is a well-established route, with paths that are generally either flagstone or stepped. 

In terms of the level of difficulty and fitness required, each part of the trek is perhaps roughly equivalent to a day's hill-walking in the Lake District or Snowdonia. The highest point on our trek is 3210m. Each day we generally walk in the morning, stop for a sit down lunch, then set off again and arrive at the next tea house mid afternoon.
 
"Best holiday ever! I'm missing the lovely scenery and company"
Jen, October 2017
 

Exploring the capital city

During our stay we will enjoy a sightseeing tour in the Kathmandu Valley as we soak in the impressive scenery and Nepalese way of life. Stroll through the bazaars, filled with local souvenirs such as Tibetan carpets of yak wool or Kashmir rugs.

There is the option of a flight that takes us up to view the stunning Mount Everest from the skies. We will also have the opportunity to join local Christians to hear about the work they are doing in the country.
 
 

An excellent local support team

We will be using the services of a very reputable trekking company in Nepal. They will provide us with a team of guides, cooks and porters who will carry our luggage and lead us through the spectacular scenery.

Our cooks provide us with three meals a day. The evening cuisine is a mixture of Nepalese food (meat, rice and vegetables) and western-style meals.

 

A remarkable opportunity

Being amongst such incredible scenery will be an experience unmatched anywhere else. As we hike through mountain communities, we will see authentic Nepalese life in the hill villages. We meet each evening to hear an inspiring Bible talk in this beautiful setting.

This trekking holiday is well suited to those who have the adventurous Oak Hall spirit and are glad to join in with an active expedition!

 

Itinerary

Day #1
Depart UK. Below is the provisional itinerary.
Day #2
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the Guest House.
Day #3
Morning: Optional early-morning flight to view the world’s highest and most famous mountain, Mt. Everest. Afterwards: A scenic drive to Pokhara.
Day #4
Today we will have the chance to explore the interesting city of Pokhara. Optional boat trip across the lake and visit to the World Peace Pagoda on the top of the hill overlooking Pokhara.
Day #5
Drive to Phedi (3,000ft/914m). We then start our trek with a walk to Pothana, stopping at Dampus for lunch.
Day #6
Today we trek to Landruk (5,431ft/1,646m) through chestnut forests with occasional views of the snow-capped peaks. Deurali is a fabulous spot with enchanting views.
Day #7
Our next trek is to Ghandruk (6,600ft/2,012m), through fertile terraces, meeting the friendly people of the foothills. Ghandruk is a major recruitment centre for the famous Gurkha soldiers.
Day #8
We trek to Tadapani (8,497ft/2,590m), a magnificent spot in the midst of the magnolia and rhododendron forest, overlooking great views.
Day #9
Today we trek to Ghorepani (9,022ft/2750m), which is famous for its panoramic views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu and beyond. Part of the trek takes us steeply uphill in an attractive forested gorge.
Day #10
We have the option of an early morning hike to Poon Hill, (10,531ft/3,210m), to catch the sunrise over the Himalayan peaks. Today we walk along the old Trans-Himalaya trade route where you will often see laden mule trains. We make the classic descent, losing 500 metres of vertical height on a steep staircase to Tikedunga.
Day #11
Our final trek is to Naya Pul. After lunch at a riverside restaurant we meet up with our bus that takes us back to Pokhara.
Day #12
Today we enjoy a relaxed day with the chance to explore more of the attractive city of Pokhara.
Day #13
We take an internal flight back to Kathmandu. We have links with the church in Imadole, a residential district of Kathmandu, and they will be pleased to welcome us for an informal evening meeting.
Day #14
We spend the day exploring Kathmandu with its mixture of bazaars, temples, ancient architecture and more modern buildings. Rickshaws, taxis and hooting motorists add to the din and create that special atmosphere that Kathmandu is famous for. There is also a chance for some last-minute shopping.
Day #15
Return to the UK.

Dates/Prices

Summer 2018

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