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Annapurna NATT Trails

As road construction has been increasing more and more in Annapurna region, In 2011 ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) decided to design new alternative trekking route in Annapurna, named them NATT (New Annapurna

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As road construction has been increasing more and more in Annapurna region, In 2011 ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) decided to design new alternative trekking route in Annapurna, named them NATT (New Annapurna Trekking Trails) and finally back in 2012 NATT was renamed to Natural Annapurna Trekking trail. NATT is the new trekking track in Annapurna which avoids the road and more attractive route for trekking. The alternative trails are painted with red/white or blue/white sign on the way on rocks, electric poles, houses  and  trees, so that trekkers could find the way easily. Annapurna Region reside the amazingly beautiful mountains that framed every moment. Annapurna Region Trekking will take you through the mountain ranges, passing through beautiful landscapes, awe inspiring sceneries, sun rises, sunsets. NATT includes Annapurna round or Annapurna circuit, Tilicho Lake, Annapurna Panorama trek & Poon Hill, Annapurna Basecamp trek ABC and the new Khopra Danda and Mardi Himal trekking. The most popular trekking season starts from October to the mid of December and March to June in Annapurna. 

Day 1: From Kathmandu (1400m) drive to Besi Sahar (850m

Day 2: Jeep to Besi Sahar to Chame (2670m)

Day 3: Chame to upper Pisang (3350)

Day 4: Upper Pisang to Gyaru to Ngawal (3680m)

Day 5: Ngawal to Julu to Braka (3470 m)

Day 6: Braka to Manang (3500 m)

Day 7: Manang to Yakkharka (4020 m) or Churi Lethar 4200m)

Day 8: Yakkharka to Thorong Phedi

Day 9: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath after the High passes Thorong la 5416m

Day 10: Muktinath to Lubra village to Kagbeni/Ekle bhatti

Day 11: Shortest, Kagbeni Jomsom then Bus to Tatopani 1 day

Day 12: Kagbeni /Elke bhatti to Dhagarjung village via Pangling-Phalyak

Day 13: Dhagarjung to Jomsom/Marpha via a pass (Batase bhanjyang)

Day 14: Drive to Tatopani, evening in the hot springs

Day 15: Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara

Day 16: Trek to Nayapul and back to Pokhara via 1 hour drive.

• From airport to hotel and hotel to airport transfer by private vehicle 
• Three nights’ accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with Buffest breakfast
• Welcome or farewell dinners (depend up to your arrival and departure time)
• Kathmandu to Kathmandu surface transportation ( road and flight )
• Transportation road and flight  for Guide and Nepali crews while applicable 
• An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and High Altitude trekking local Sherpa porters to carry your luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter maximum weight 20 kg) including their allowance wages ,salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging expenses during a trek
• Full board meals BLD ( breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) during the trek as per available food menu in tea houses/Lodges
• Three times a cup of  tea or coffee during the trek 
• Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek on twin sharing basic (will provide single bedroom where ever available if you traveling solo travelers)
• Down jacket and trekking Equipment for local Staff 
• Annapurna conservation area Permit Fee (ACAP)
• TIMS card Permit (Trekkers Information Management System) for responsible tourism and porter protects 
• Basic group medical supplies for normal health problem and injured  (First Aid medical kit will be available)
• Medical and health insurance for local crew members
• All government and local taxes (25% income tax and 13% Vat ) 
Complimentary service 
• Complementary assistances service for local information and such ( flight ticket date change, visa extend service , arrange local meeting )
• Luggage and some valuable things storage in Kathmandu 
• Half day sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley (pashupatinath, Baudhanath and Monkey temple (shoyambhunath) including private transfer and local English speaking tour guide.
• Fifteen  minute free foot message after the trek (if you would like and time allowed)
• Free local information 
• A unique local memorable gift hamper 
• Free company Bruisers  & DVD
• Rescue and evacuation arrangement service if applicable
• Happy trekking Ending Dinner with All crew member in Pokhara with traditional Gurung’s and local Dance 
• Evening Walk around Fewa lake 
What Is Not Included
• Nepal Visa fee USD25 for 15 days, USD40 for 30 days or if extending your stay USD100 for 90 days. All are multiple entries. You will also need a passport photo. The visa fee can be paid in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
• International flight ticket to arrive in Kathmandu 
• Excess baggage charges( 15kg allowed ok Kathmandu Lukla flight ) 1kg = $1 USD
• Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
• Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara 
• Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu if early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
• Personal expenses ( Telephone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
• Extra Tea coffee, Snacks, energy chocolates ETC
• Personal travel and medical insurance and medicine if you using any regular medicine  
• Helicopter evacuation and emergency rescue 
• Tips for guides and porters
• Any other items which is not in include section

Stay Safe

  • Altitude Sickness: The main and common risk while trekking above about 2500m is Altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. The available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness decreases with altitude. Available oxygen drops as the air density itself, the number of molecules (of both oxygen and nitrogen) per given volume, drops as altitude increases. So don’t ignore, if you have any symptoms then descending to a lower altitude is the only option.
  • Water: Have some means to purify water, iodine or a fine ceramic filter are the best options. The streams should be considered polluted and whilst bottled water is often available, the disposal of plastic bottles is a problem.

Electricity in Nepal

Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.

Nepal Climate information

Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.

Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:

January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual. 

April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.

June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds. 

October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.

Nepal Visas information

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee

Multiple entry       15 days          US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry       30 days          US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry       90 days          US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Respect to Local Peoples

In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)” 

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