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Baraha Lake Trek

Spring time in the Himalaya can be superb – a world somewhere between Heaven and Earth – it is best appreciated by getting away from the crowds and into some genuine village communities. Camping is a must for these regions as there are no lodge, which is a bonus if you want to see the world as a Nepali sees it, and because it means almost no tourists! All the mountain views that you expect a trek to have, a huge array of bird life, rhododendron and pine forests, and a priceless glimpse into village life. This is what trekking should be like everywhere!

Trek
:
Baraha Lake Treks
Duration
:
16 days
Highest Point
:
3650mt
Best Season
:
March-May/Sept-Nov
Accommodation
:
4 days hotel, 12 days camping.
Entry Point : Phedi
Tour Finish
:
New Bridge
Group Size : Min-2 Max-14
In spring this is the most beautiful trek the Annapurna can offer. Away from the crowds, idyllic villages, heaps of bird life and Great Mountain views!
Day
Route
1 Arrival Kathmandu transfer to Hotel
2 Kathmandu
3 Kathmandu – Pokhara Drive
4 Pokhara - Pothana
5 Pothana – Ghandruk
6 Ghandruk-Tadapani
7 Tadapani - Dobato
8 Dobato – Sistibung
9 Sistibung - Khobra ridge
10 Khobra ridge - Chitre
11 Chitre - Ghorepani
12 Ghorepani - Nayagi
13 Nayagi - Lespur
14 Lespur - New bridge
15 New bridge - Pokhara
16 Pokhara - Kathmandu

Package price includes:

• All airline tickets and tax.
• All permit and entrance fees.
• All four night hotel in Kathmandu.
• Airport pickup and drove.
• All ground transportation
• All staff's wages and insurance.
• All the meal during the trek(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
• All Trekking equipment like tent, table, chair, mattress, pillows, hot water bags and Kitchen crews

Package Price Excludes:

• Personal bar bill, travel insurance/ International airfare
• Items of personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks. laundry and tips etc
• Nepal entry visa fee
• Personal rescue if you need

#Note above day to day itinerary. May change depending on the weather and flight.

Day
Route
Duration
Highest Point/m
Grade
1 Arrival Kathmandu transfer to Hotel All day 1300 Easy
Meet with our representative at the airport. Drive to hotel.
2 Kathmandu All day 1300 Easy
Sightseeing Day see Kathmandu Day Trips for ideas of what to do.
3 Kathmandu – Pokhara Drive 6 hours 960 Easy
Private or public transport to Pokhara. Note that if you fly the afternoon is spent sightseeing.
4 Pokhara - Pothana 4 hours 2100 Easy
Our morning begins with a short drive to Phedi where our trek begins. A long but steady climb up flag-stone steps takes us through the picturesque village of Dhampus. Our first views of the Annapurna wait to great us at the ridge and the village of Pothana.
5 Pothana – Ghandruk 7 hours 1950 Easy
The first section of today's trek is full of classic views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Fishtail as we head through Landruk and down to the Modi Khola. We then have another long steady climb through the village of Ghandrung, a large Gurung community, to Ghandruk. Here we can relax and enjoy the sunset panorama in front of us.
6 Ghandruk-Tadapani 4 hours 2620 Easy
Today is a fairly short trek ascending through a dense moss-covered forest rich with bird life. Throughout the trek views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare lie to the north.
7 Tadapani - Dobato 7 hours 3500 Easy
Now we leave the beaten path and encounter unspoilt village life. It is unlikely that we will encounter other trekkers as we ascend a trail border with vines, bamboo, and flush with bird life to the village of Dobato.
8 Dobato – Sistibung 4 hours 2990 Easy
A breakfast with great views of Annapurana, Fishtail and Dhaulagiri is followed by an easy ridge trail. We then trek through rhododendron and pine forest to our camp.
9 Sistibung - Khobra ridge 4 hours 3650 Easy
We now spend two days exploring the mid-Himalayan villages around Baraha Lekh (Nepali for hill). This is an ideal opportunity to see a Nepal that has remained unchanged for centuries and exchange a few laughs with the locals along the way. We take our time here, the moments of insight that we gain will provide precious memories of a people who have few possessions but a great spirit. Throughout both days the Annapurna Range will provide a magnificent backdrop to our wonderings.
10 Khobra ridge - Chitre 7 hours 2350
Today is combined with the previous day's route.
11 Chitre - Ghorepani 3 hours 2850 Easy
Now we head back to the main trails, first through rhododendron forest to the village of Tatopani. From here we climb gradually to the village of Ghorepani and our camp for the night.
12 Ghorepani - Nayagi 6 hours 3240 Easy
Fabulous panoramic views will delight us today, stretching away to the distant plains of India and up to the massive bulk of the Annapurnas. We wake up in the early morning to climb Poon Hill from where we will see the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Mustang Ranges. Back onto quieter trails after breakfast takes us towards Nayagi village, the path going through the rhododendron and pine forest. During the evening children from local school will come to perform a little dance show, and to collect a small donation of course. A day in the Himalaya doesn't get much better than this!
13 Nayagi - Lespur 6 hours 2230 Easy
The trail traverses some beautiful countryside today as we pass through Magar village and climb over the hill on its far side - watch for the many birds around us here.
14 Lespur - New bridge 6 hours 1100 Easy
As we descend we pass through many interesting villages and the mountain views gradually disappear. The sound of the river burbling past makes is easy to fall asleep in our last camp tonight.
15 New bridge - Pokhara 2 hour drive 960 Easy
A short drive to Pokhara and then a day of sightseeing in this lovely mountain town.
16 Pokhara - Kathmandu 6 hours 1300 Easy