Events Annapurna Trek - April 2020 We’re sorry to say that along with a number of events, the Annapurna Trek has had to be postponed due to the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. It’s especially frustrating if you’ve been training hard or looking forward to your fundraising event. We’re as gutted as you are that it won’t be able to go ahead just yet, but we want you to know that we’ll still be on hand to support you through your fundraising journey, so that even during this uncertain time, your super efforts won’t go to waste. If you had signed up to this event we’ll keep you posted over the coming weeks. Annapurna Charity Trek – one of the best sunrise experiences you’ll ever have Located 200km west of Kathmandu. This trip provides a comprehensive experience of Nepal; the drive to Pokhara, rural farming terrain, 8000m peaks and of course, Pokhara itself. The Annapurna Charity Trek is an 11 day adventure UK – UK (including travel) into the wonderful Annapurna foothills. Not a day is wasted! It includes a 5 day trek that caters for most abilities. It reaches the 3200m Poon Hill; well worth the effort. What's Included What the Price Includes Return international flights London – Kathmandu Return international airport transfers All land transfers involved in the itinerary Hotel accommodation Kathmandu, total 2 nights, twin share, B&B basis Hotel accommodation Pokhara, total 2 nights, twin share, B&B basis All meals on trek, breakfasts in hotels Local porter assistance on trek All necessary trek and National Park access permits Free trek holdall Free route map An experienced and qualified English speaking local guide Detailed information about the trip and the kit required Support and advice from our UK team who have extensive personal experience What the price does not include Travel Insurance Nepalese Visa (see further details in this document) Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu/Pokhara Bottled/boiled water, soft drinks or alcoholic drinks Tips for trek staff Personal spending including laundry, shower or battery charging View Itinerary Day 1 – Depart UKFly from London bound for Kathmandu (overnight flight). Day 2 – Arrive KathmanduOn arrival in Kathmandu, you will be collected by our Representative and transferred to the hotel. Our friendly staff are on hand to provide any advice or assistance you need. Time to explore your surroundings and generally settle in. Meet your trekking Guide soon after settling in for a trekking brief and timings for tomorrow. Final preparations for the Annapurna trek. Day 3 – Drive to Pokhara and on to start of the Annapurna trek (Ghandruk, 1940m)An early start to get you to Pokhara (approx 6 hrs drive with stops) and then onto the Annapurna area to the start of the trek. This a further few hours including 90 mins of off road driving. The tea house (lodge) is just below the village of Ghandruk, which is located high up on the side of the Modi Khola valley. Once darkness falls, it’s a good view of the lights from distant villages up and down the valley. BD Day 4 – Trek Ghandruk – Bhaisi Karkha (2500m)Meander through Ghandruk, the largest village in this region before setting out through the thick rhododendron forest. Lots of steps through the forest but taken at a leisurely pace, you should make Bhaisi Karkha within about 5 hrs including a decent stop. 5hrs, BLD Day 5 – Trek Bhaisi Karkha – Deurali (3180m)A short climb out of the village and within an hour you should reach Tadapani, with its small trinket market. Watch out for the colonies of monkies on the way. Once you leave Tadapani, it will take about an hour to clear a steep gully and from there, it is a slow ascent over several hours until you reach a small collection of tea houses. Deurali is the 2nd set of tea houses and it is here that you will stay for the night. 6hrs, BLD Day 6 – Trek Deurali – Ghorepani (2860m)Quite a short day. From the village, you will ascend onto a ridge where you’ll get great views of the Annapurnas. You will eventually break free of the forest and see the blue tops of the houses in Ghorepani below you. You will also be able to see Poon Hill. A final 40 min descent takes you to the village. 5hrs, BLD Day 7 – Trek Ghorepani (2860m) – POON HILL (3200m) – TikhedhungaA day of two halves. It’s a pre-dawn start to get you up to Poon Hill (3200m) for the sunrise. It is a fabulous photographic opportunity as both the Annapurna and Dhaulagari ranges are in full view. As you look across at Dhaulagari, the valley in between is the deepest river gorge in the world (over 4 miles deep). The sun will rise directly over the Annapurnas. After you have returned to Ghorepani for breakfast, you will begin the glorious descent towards Tikhedhunga. It’s an easy trek today but a potentially long one when you consider Poon Hill. From Ghorepani 5-6 hrs, BLD Day 8 – Trek Tikhedhunga – Naya Pul – Road to PokharaA very easy few final hours of trekking down to Naya Pul, where the transport will be waiting to transfer you out of the Annapurna region to Pokhara (transfer time is about 90 mins). Time to grab a shower in our 4* hotel, throw off those trekking clothes and relax by the pool! The centre of town is just a few minutes away (literally) so you can stroll and eat/drink at leisure within easy walking distance of your home. B Day 9 – PokharaFree day in Pokhara to relax and recover. Pokhara is a lovely relaxed town, located on the banks of Lake Phewa. The opportunities are numerous from the adventurous paragliders and microlites, to a slow boat on the lake to strolling along the shops. B Day 10 – Pokhara – KathmanduAfter early breakfast, domestic flight transfer to Kathmandu. The remainder of the day is free. B Day 11 – Depart Nepal, arrive UK same day Funding Options Deposit Interim Payment Final Balance Fundraising Target On booking due by 11 Aug 2019 due by 1 Feb 2020 due completion 1 Feb 2020 Self Fund £350 £800 £845 No formal target Flexi Fund £350 £800 Paid by charity £1,690 Min Sponsorship £350 Paid by charity Paid by charity £3,290 Book More dates and Information If you would like to talk to us or have any questions please contact is by email or give us a call on 0121 333 8506 We ask all participants to be transparent in their fundraising and to let their sponsors know if any of the money fundraised will be used to cover the costs of the challenge.