Annapurna Himalayan Trek

9 nights from £840

Start:Kathmandu
Finish:Kathmandu
Duration:9 Nights
Group size:1 - 15
Suitable for: 10-75
Physical rating:Moderate
Meals:8 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 5 Dinners
Diets:Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat
Tour operated in: English

Overview

The Annapurna Himalayan (Ghorepani and Poon Hill) Trek starts and ends in Pokhara; a colourful foray into the Annapurna region. The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face. Throughout the Annapurna himalayan trek, every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek. Trekking to the view point at Poon Hill offers you unobstructed mountain views.

Annapurna Himalayan is an easy trek where you can view the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by Gurungs, Magars and other ethnic groups, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline.

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Highlights
  • Sightseeing in the World Heritage Sites: Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa
  • Excellent sunrise views from Poon Hill
  • Explore Gurung culture in Ghandruk village
  • Walking through colourful rhododendron forests
  • Magnificent views of the mighty Annapurnas
Country Entry Visas
You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying US $50 and $ 125 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)

Itinerary

Location: Kathmandu

Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Note: If you happen to arrive after 4 pm you would be briefed about the trip by our guide, this will be the pre-trip meeting for you, so please make sure that you ask all the questions. But if you arrive earlier than 4 pm, your pre-trip meeting would be on that very day at our office. During the meeting, we will introduce your trek leader/guide. For the meeting, please make sure you bring the passport, three copies of passport-size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.

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Location: Kathmandu

After a hearty breakfast, at 8.30 am your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Today we will visit some heritages: Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area for trekking essentials.

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Location: Pokhara

Our trekking staff will pick you up at the hotel at 6:30 am and escort you to the tourist bus station. The bus to Pokhara leaves at around 7:30 am. A beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake, Pokhara is also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna and Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west and Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu, hence providing the perfect starting point for our trek.

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Location: Tikhedhungga

We begin our trek at Nayapul after a hour drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a short 15-minute walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1,015 m), a large village with many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1,495 m. After a short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1,570 m. Today’s walk is relatively short and easy, a prelude to the trekking experience in the Annapurna region.

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Location: Ghode Pani

We move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri, a large Magar village at an altitude of 2,070 m. The trail ascends more gently from this point, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons, towards Banthanti at 2,250 m. Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2,460 m. After an hour walk we arrive at Ghorepani (2,840 m).

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Location: Poon Hill Sunrise Viewpoint

Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at an elevation of 3,210 m, a brilliant mountain range spectacle; this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas. There we spend about 1 hour and returning to Ghorepani, we take a hot breakfast. Then we make a climb along ridges, and through pine and rhododendron forests, towards Deurali (2,960 m). After that, we descend to the Banthanti, then turn off to Tadapani.

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Location: Ghandruk

From Tadapani the trail descends through forests to Ghandruk, a village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal. They have their own dialect, culture, costume, and lifestyle. Ghandruk is also home to many Gurkha soldiers. It is a famous destination for trekkers as it is known for its beautiful mountain views and also because it is within easy reach from Pokhara and Kathmandu. We have the afternoon to visit Annapurna Conservation Office and museums and explore the village.

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Location: Pokhara

Today, we are going to end our trek at Nayapul followed by a short drive back to Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara, you can have a relaxing afternoon and take some stroll around the lake side.

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Location: Kathmandu

We will be driving back to Kathmandu in the morning. If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities. In the evening, we host a farewell dinner in a fine restaurant. (Your guide(s) and an office staff will accompany you).

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Location: Kathmandu

The trip concludes today. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.

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What's Included

Included
  • Accommodation
    Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu (3 nights only) and Pokhara (2 nights only) and guesthouse accommodation during the trek in twin-share and dormitory-style rooms (4 nights only)
  • Airport Transfers at Destination
    2 airport transfers during arrival and departure
  • Entrance Fees
    Entrance fees during the guided sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Fully Guided
    Authorised city guides during sightseeing and licensed trek guides during the trekking
  • Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation
  • Meals – Breakfast Only
    Breakfast during the hotel stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Meals – Full Board
    All three meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking days only
  • TIMS permit for trekking and ACAP permit to enter Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Tourist bus between Kathmandu and Pokhara and private tourist vehicle between Pokhara and Nayapul
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests.)
  • Free Ace the Himalaya duffel/kit bag and sun hat (yours to keep)
  • Farewell dinner in a fine restaurant on the second last day.
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges

Not Included
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Country Entry Visas
    You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying US $50 and $ 125 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
  • Drinks with Meals
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected.)
  • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Includes section

Dates

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04-Dec-2021
9 Nights
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11-Dec-2021
9 Nights
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18-Dec-2021
9 Nights
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25-Dec-2021
9 Nights
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01-Jan-2022
9 Nights
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08-Jan-2022
9 Nights
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15-Jan-2022
9 Nights
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22-Jan-2022
9 Nights
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29-Jan-2022
9 Nights
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05-Feb-2022
9 Nights
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12-Feb-2022
9 Nights
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19-Feb-2022
9 Nights
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26-Feb-2022
9 Nights
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05-Mar-2022
9 Nights
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12-Mar-2022
9 Nights
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19-Mar-2022
9 Nights
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26-Mar-2022
9 Nights
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02-Apr-2022
9 Nights
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09-Apr-2022
9 Nights
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16-Apr-2022
9 Nights
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23-Apr-2022
9 Nights
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30-Apr-2022
9 Nights
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07-May-2022
9 Nights
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14-May-2022
9 Nights
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21-May-2022
9 Nights
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28-May-2022
9 Nights
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04-Jun-2022
9 Nights
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11-Jun-2022
9 Nights
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18-Jun-2022
9 Nights
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25-Jun-2022
9 Nights
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Dates Price Single Availability
03-Sep-2022
9 Nights
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10-Sep-2022
9 Nights
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17-Sep-2022
9 Nights
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24-Sep-2022
9 Nights
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Dates Price Single Availability
01-Oct-2022
9 Nights
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08-Oct-2022
9 Nights
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15-Oct-2022
9 Nights
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22-Oct-2022
9 Nights
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29-Oct-2022
9 Nights
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Dates Price Single Availability
05-Nov-2022
9 Nights
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12-Nov-2022
9 Nights
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19-Nov-2022
9 Nights
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26-Nov-2022
9 Nights
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03-Dec-2022
9 Nights
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10-Dec-2022
9 Nights
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17-Dec-2022
9 Nights
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24-Dec-2022
9 Nights
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31-Dec-2022
9 Nights
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Dates Price Single Availability
07-Jan-2023
9 Nights
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14-Jan-2023
9 Nights
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21-Jan-2023
9 Nights
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28-Jan-2023
9 Nights
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Dates Price Single Availability
04-Feb-2023
9 Nights
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11-Feb-2023
9 Nights
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18-Feb-2023
9 Nights
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25-Feb-2023
9 Nights
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Dates Price Single Availability
04-Mar-2023
9 Nights
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11-Mar-2023
9 Nights
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18-Mar-2023
9 Nights
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25-Mar-2023
9 Nights
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Dates Price Single Availability
01-Apr-2023
9 Nights
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08-Apr-2023
9 Nights
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15-Apr-2023
9 Nights
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22-Apr-2023
9 Nights
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29-Apr-2023
9 Nights
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Dates Price Single Availability
06-May-2023
9 Nights
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13-May-2023
9 Nights
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20-May-2023
9 Nights
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27-May-2023
9 Nights
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Dates Price Single Availability
03-Jun-2023
9 Nights
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10-Jun-2023
9 Nights
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17-Jun-2023
9 Nights
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24-Jun-2023
9 Nights
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Dates Price Single Availability
02-Sep-2023
9 Nights
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09-Sep-2023
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16-Sep-2023
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23-Sep-2023
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30-Sep-2023
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07-Oct-2023
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14-Oct-2023
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21-Oct-2023
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28-Oct-2023
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04-Nov-2023
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11-Nov-2023
9 Nights
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18-Nov-2023
9 Nights
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25-Nov-2023
9 Nights
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Dates Price Single Availability
02-Dec-2023
9 Nights
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09-Dec-2023
9 Nights
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16-Dec-2023
9 Nights
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23-Dec-2023
9 Nights
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30-Dec-2023
9 Nights
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06-Jan-2024
9 Nights
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13-Jan-2024
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20-Jan-2024
9 Nights
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27-Jan-2024
9 Nights
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Dates Price Single Availability
03-Feb-2024
9 Nights
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10-Feb-2024
9 Nights
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17-Feb-2024
9 Nights
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24-Feb-2024
9 Nights
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Dates Price Single Availability
02-Mar-2024
9 Nights
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09-Mar-2024
9 Nights
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16-Mar-2024
9 Nights
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23-Mar-2024
9 Nights
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30-Mar-2024
9 Nights
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Dates Price Single Availability
06-Apr-2024
9 Nights
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13-Apr-2024
9 Nights
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20-Apr-2024
9 Nights
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27-Apr-2024
9 Nights
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Dates Price Single Availability
04-May-2024
9 Nights
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11-May-2024
9 Nights
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18-May-2024
9 Nights
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25-May-2024
9 Nights
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Dates Price Single Availability
01-Jun-2024
9 Nights
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08-Jun-2024
9 Nights
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15-Jun-2024
9 Nights
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22-Jun-2024
9 Nights
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29-Jun-2024
9 Nights
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Dates Price Single Availability
07-Sep-2024
9 Nights
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14-Sep-2024
9 Nights
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21-Sep-2024
9 Nights
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28-Sep-2024
9 Nights
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Dates Price Single Availability
05-Oct-2024
9 Nights
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12-Oct-2024
9 Nights
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19-Oct-2024
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Ace the Himalaya is a trekking and adventure travel company based in Kathmandu, Nepal, providing first-class adventures and holidays in the Himalayas.

Since it was founded in 2006, Ace the Himalaya has meticulously created unique outdoor adventures to explore the highlights of four enchanting yet different cultural wonderlands - Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. They specialize in Himalayan adventures - trekking, hiking mountaineering, wildlife safari, mountain biking, plus cultural and heritage tours. They are a highly rated company on Trip Advisor and have been awarded with Certificate of Excellence every year since 2012.

The upmost care is given to their clients’ needs for a spectacular trip, their safety and health, the impact on environment and the benefits of locals.  With  more than 110 experienced and enthusiastic staff members,  they have already served more than 20,000 trekking groups.

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Start:Kathmandu
Finish:Kathmandu
Duration:9 Nights
Group size:1 - 15
Suitable for: 10-75
Physical rating:Moderate
Meals:8 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 5 Dinners
Diets:Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat
Tour operated in: English
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