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Mount Annapurna The Tribal Triathlon
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* World's Most Beautiful Trail Run
* In the heart of the annapurna himalaya,
* From the lush green vegetation of low sub-tropic to the artic terrain,
* A complete view of the snow capped peaks,
* Traditional villages and warm locals and trekking right into the heart of the massif Annapurna range

Introduction:
This Multi Adventure Sports with trekking leads through a more diverse range of climate, vegetation and cultures than most small countries can boast in their entire, from lush vegetation of rain and temperate forests to the terraced rice fields.  The land and its people change daily, or even hourly, giving the trekkers a tantalising introduction to Nepal's cultural and natural beauty.

This fascinating adventure to the Annapurna Base Camp and its Sanctuary starts from Pokhara, a scenic spot. The trek combines spectacular mountain scenery with incredible and cultural diversity and traverses through rural farms and villages. The trail leads towards the deep gorge between the peaks-Hiunchuli and Machhapuchare and through the dense rain and bamboo forest of the narrow Modi Khola (river) valley then to the Sanctuary with immense walls of the mountain fortress. Once into the Sanctuary you will be in the midst of Amphitheater of snow peaks Annapurna (26,545ft-8,091m) Other major peaks overlooking the Sanctuary include the Annapurna south (23,693ft-7,219m), Gangapurna (24,457ft.-7,455m) and Annapurna III (24,787ft-7,555m) This area is also referred to as the Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchare (Fish-tail) Base Camp.

This great event starts from the close vicinity of the famed towering Annapurna I (4,395m) and the neighboring peaks of Annapurna South, Vara-shikar or Annapurna Fang, and then to friendly country villages of Chomrong-Landrung and thus ending this memorable run in the Dhampus village High School premises (1,650m).

Upon concluding the Marathon, the participants will Mountain Bike through high ridges with spectacular views through 4 Kots (view point) of Chandrakot, Kaskikot, Pa Kot and finally at Sarangkot.

From Sarangkot, jump on Paraglide with breathtaking views of Annapurna Himalayan Range and Pokhara valley with beautiful Phewa Lake to give a thrust to this unique adventure. Land by the shore of Phewa Lake where local wooden boat (dugout canoe) will be waiting for you to paddle on Phewa Lake to reach the finishing point of this unique combined adventure at Barahi Temple at the middle of Phewa

Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu. Meet & transfer to Group Hotel. O/N Hotel.
Day 02: Half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. O/N Hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (200 Kms), 950m, 5-6 hours journey. O/N Hotel.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul, 1100m, and Trek to Tirkhedhunga 1450m. O/N Lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani, 2,874m, approx 5-6 hours walk. O/N Lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Tadapani, 2,721m, approx 5 hours walk. O/N Lodge.
Day 07: Trek to Chomrong, 1,951m, approx 5-6 hours walk. O/N Lodge.
Day 08: Trek to Dovan, 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050m, approx. 6 hours walk. O/N Lodge.
Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp, 3,720m via Deurali 3,350m. O/N Lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp, 4,095m, 3-4 hours walk. O/N Lodge.
Day 11: Rest day Base Camp, practice run. O/N Lodge.
Day 12: Start the Marathon at Annapurna BC & end at Dhampus. O/N Lodge
Day 13: Mountain Bike Race to Sarangkot, Paragliding to Phewa Lake Shore and paddle to Barahi Temple to finish the multi activity event. O/N Hotel
Day 14: Transfer to airport for the flight back to Kathmandu. O/N Hotel.
Day 15: Free day at leisure in Kathmandu. O/N Hotel.
Day 16: Transfer to airport for International departure.

TBC

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.
  On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport you will be received by our staff and transfer you to respective Hotels, where our guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, do's and don't and other related information that you might require while in Nepal.
   
Day 02:

Half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.

  After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest. Sometime, depending upon your flight arrival if it’s late in the night we will do this tour in the afternoon instead of morning to give you a nice rest before you venture out of the Hotel in our interesting tour.
   
Day 03:

Drive to Pokhara 950m 5-6 hours journey 200 k.m.

  Early breakfasts, then travel by air or a Deluxe Coach to Pokhara on the busy scenic highway. This is an interesting drive through the foothills of the Himalaya. The road has been greatly improved in recent years, on arrival at Pokhara check into the Hotel by the lake Phewa for the overnight.
   
Day 04:

Drive to Nayapul 1100m, and Trek to Tirkhedhunga 1450m.        

  A short 1 1/2-hour drive after breakfast takes you up the newly built Chinese highway to Nayapul (new bridge) where we begin the (approx 3-4 hours) trek, in the beginning the trail passes through the busy areas where you will encounter all types of people from merchants, traders, local, trekkers and mule and donkey trains, as you come to Birethati village the trail splits into many ways, but we follow the main trail to the ancient Trans-Himalayan trade route, after crossing the newly built suspension bridge, after the bridge, entrance of the ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) here all the trekkers have to sign in, from here our trek follows the main trade route through many farm villages and waterfalls till Tirkhedhunga is reached for the overnight Camp. Approx. 4 hours walk.
   
Day 05:

Trek to Ghorepani 2,874m approx 5-6 hours walk.

  From here the track winds up to a steep climb for 1 1/2 hrs on the paved stone steps unto Ulleri village, after Ulleri the trail winds up gradually passing through the cool rain forest for few hours with few ups and down, as the trek comes nearer to Ghorepani, you will be gaining altitude as you can feel the cool breeze and in the change of vegetation, as you walk in the midst of the rhododendron woods till Ghorepani village is reached for the overnight camp.
   
Day 06:

Trek to Tadapani 2,721m approx 5 hours walk.

  An early morning hour hike to the top of Pun-Hill for the beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas from Dhaulagiri-Annapurna to Mt. Manaslu range. After the busy photo session return back to camp at Ghorepani for breakfast.  After Ghorepani the trail follows to the upper ridge to Deurali through rhododendron forest, from here the path narrows down hill through the temperate rain forest, stepper path in some places as you come to Bhaise Kharka a place in the middle of the forest, after a short break or a lunch, the trek is on the gradual trail for an hour, after coming down to a small stream in the middle of the rhododendron forest, an hour uphill walk to Tadapani. Tadapani is in the middle of the forest of Rhododendron, Magnolia and Oaks. From this place a grand view of Annapurna South and Machhapuchare (fishtail) can be seen at a close distance. Tadapani with 8-10 lodges a place made by the local Gurung people to serve and cater the needs of trekker’s on-route.
   
Day 07:

Trek to Chomrong 1,951m approx. 5-6 hours walk.

  The trek from Tadapani is gradual downhill most of the way to through pristine forest of oaks and rhododendron with occasional view of the Annapurnas. This part of the walk is very pleasant till Kimrong khola is reached for lunch. The trail from here leads uphill for 1-2 hours, once at the top of the ridge the walk is fairly easy all the way to village of Chomrong the last village and the gateway to the Sanctuary.
   
Day 08:

Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050m approx. 6 hours walk.

  From Chomrong the trail leads to the terraced farm fields as you descent to the river, after the bridge it's uphill most of the way for 2-3 hours till a small place of Khuldi-ghar is reached here your Trekking permit and conservation ticket is checked and registered, after Khuldi the trail leads down hill for 1-2 hour through the bamboo bushes till you reach Bamboo, a place in the midst of the bamboo, rhododendron and oaks forest with couple of teahouses / lodges. After a brief stop here an hour walk on the gradual uphill path brings you to the overnight halt at Dovan, an isolated spot with 2-3 teahouses, in the midst the forest near raging Modi River.
   
Day 09:

Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,720m via Deurali 3,350m.

  After Dovan, in the cool shade of the forest the walk is gradual up most of the way following the river Modi upstream, the trail continues with few ups and down as you reach Himalaya Hotel near Hinko cave, which lies straight at the bottom of Hiunchuli peak. Himalaya Hotel is a small place with 2-3 lodges just to cater the need of the trekkers. The trail from here is gradual up for another 1-2 hours to Deurali the last tea-house on route Machhapuchare Base Camp. As you reach Deurali the lush vegetation disappears leaving for high alpine flora and shrubs. Deurali has about 2-3 teahouses, rest of the afternoon at leisure.

From Deurali, the trail leads up to follow the raging Modi River upstream, the track is quite pleasant in some places with few strenuous climb for an hour in between and at the end as you reach the Machapuchare Base Camp. Machhapuchare base camp has about 4-5 Lodges located on the even ground beneath the mighty north face of Machhapuchare peak.

   
Day 10:

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,095m  3-4 hours walk.

  Today's walk leads you in the heart of the Sanctuary at the ABC, the trail follows uphill for few hours, on the grassy path, depending upon the season, the trek is very pleasant as you reach the higher ground with magnificent view of an array of snow peaks all around you with Annapurna I, a great wall of a mountain from this north west face. Annapurna Base Camp has 3 lodges/ teahouses, with the superb panorama. Afternoon after lunch one can go for a short hike around or just the marvel the surrounding beauty from the camp itself.
   
Day 11:

At Base Camp:

  A leisure day, preparation for the next day great event Maurice-Herzog and Dr. Harka Bahadur Gurung grand Marathon of 42.195 kms to Dhampus
   
Day 12:

Marathon run to Dhampus.

  The Marathon will start going towards the Annapurna Glacier just 45 minutes walk from the camp to the glacier. Once at the Glacier and moraine a warm up exercise and final roll call everyone has to be there by 6.30 a.m. After the roll call wait for the final whistle at sharp 7 a.m. The run leads mostly down hill towards MBC from here the path is almost gradual and level for a while following the Modi River downstream and then reaching at Deurali, after this place a short downhill to cross the small log bridge and climbing up to Hinko Cave then it is almost down hill on the rough track with several small creeks and streams with log bridges to cross or stepping stones. The run follows the path to Himalaya Hotel and then to Dovan and to the settlement at Bamboo, then the run leads up hill on the steps towards Khuldi Ghar (be-careful on this section as there are few narrow path like ledge with log support in some places and can be quite wet and slippery as well) covering the distance to Khuldi Ghar retrace the journey to Chomrong via Sinuwa coming to the downhill section till the Chomrong River by the suspension bridge you have covered the half marathon of 21 k.m. Uphill path leads to the top of Chomrong, and passing by taking the route towards Landrung / Landruk with a long descend all the way to New Bridge where there are couples of lodges.
From here a short distance brings you at the Modi River crossing the suspension bridge which is quite unstable, reaching the other end of the bank, the run continues on the gradual path passing through section of farm terraces and again crossing a bridge to reach at Landrung from here the route diverts up hill on the stone steps till the last Lodge of Landrung is reached at Laliguras Lodge. On reaching here the path is easier for an hour on the winding trail passing through number of scattered farm villages of Tolka-Bhichchowk and at Bedakhrka where there’s two path, our path climbs leads up on the stone steps from the last lodge through the cool shade of the rain forest and then reaching at Deurali the top ridge and the final uphill climb of this event. From here the track follows the easy-gentle path downhill with some gradual section till Pothana is reached, from here a short descend brings you at the final finishing point at Dhampus High School. One can easily see the location at the end of the village with large field and the school building, on arrival pomp and ceremony to honor the great adventure runner finishing at the total distance of 42. 195 Kms. Overnight at Dhampus Village.
   
Day 13:

Bike to Sarankot 1,460m and paraglide to near Lake Phewa with boating to Barahi Temple

  After a tough run with wonderful time and relaxation at Dhampus another adventure sports awaits you a mountain bike ride first the bike leads to Naudanda village-town, the ride routes leads straight to Sarankot via Kaskikot village on reaching at Sarankot after few hours ride. Sarankot at 1,460m situated on the North West of Pokhara Valley offering grand views of the Pokhara Valley including the Lake Phewa, to the north panoramic scenery of the high Himalayan range of Annapurna-Dhaulagiri-Manaslu including the majestic peak Machhapuchare (Fish Tail). Sarankot is truly an amazing spot with views of stunning sunrise and sunset as well. It has number of fine lodges, an ideal place for Para Gliding which is getting popular.
From this scenic spot Paraglide to the shore of Lake Phewa the paragliding offers tremendous scenery of the mountains, Pokhara valley and Lake Phewa on reaching the ending point near the lake shore a boat awaits for you to paddle for a short period of 20 minutes or more towards the Barahi Temple located on an island of lake Phewa, a serene spot with a Hindu Temple of Goddess Barahi also known as Kali a popular spot of the locals for ritual and ceremonial rites The final end of this memorable multi adventure sports from Annapurna Base Camp at 4,095m to a big drop at near 950 meters from arctic, alpine to sub-tropical climatic zone from here after welcome and finishing celebration transfer back to respective Hotels by the lake side.
   
Day 14:

Transfer to Airport for the flight back to Kathmandu.

  As per the flight schedule a short drive takes you to the Pokhara domestic airport, a short scenic sweeping flight of half hour brings you back to the Kathmandu, at the Kathmandu terminal after clearing the baggage; our staff will receive you for the drive back to the Hotel.
   
Day 15:

Free day at leisure in Kathmandu.

  A free day in Kathmandu, please inform our staff if you would like to go on another short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley.
   
Day 16:

Transfer to Airport for International departure.

  Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, and your passport handy. Our office staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.
Price includes following services:
 1.  Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights and Hotel in Pokhara for 2 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.
 2.  Airport transfers in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
 3.  Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance fees.
 4.  Internal flight Pokhara / Kathmandu with applicable airport taxes.
 5.  Transportation Kathmandu / Pokhara, Pokhara / Trek by non AC private vehicle.
 6.  Trekking arrangement backed by our Sherpa Guide and porters using local standard lodges on full board basis.
 7.  Applicable Trekking Permit & Conservation Fees.
 8.  Race Registration Fee & Race Kit.
 9.  Necessary Marshall, Judge for the race part.
 10. Water Point and Medical Facilities at different points.
 11. Doctor Support at the start and end point of the race.
 12. Mountain Bike on hire for the Mountain Bike Race with helmet, water bottle and repair kit.
 13. Paragliding trip from Sarangkot to Lake Phewa shore. (Tandem or Solo)
 14. Boat ride from Phewa Lake Shore to Barahi Temple.
 15. Insurance for Nepalese crew.
 
Our price does not include followings:
 1.  International flights to / from Kathmandu.
 2.  Nepal entry visa fees.
 3.  Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu & Pokhara Hotels.
 4.  Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.
 5.  Rescue evacuation in case of emergency.
 6.  Personal clothing and personal trekking, running and mountain biking gear including sleeping bag & down jacket.
 7.  Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.
 8.  Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
 9.  Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.
Extensions

If you are not tied up with time limitations, or have more time before or after your main trip with us, you can join / take following extension trips to make your holiday even interesting. According to extra time you have, you can choose a visit to National Parks for jungle safari viewing rare animals, migrant birds and exotic reptiles or enjoy the whitewater rafting or take a cultural tour of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nagarkot or even make a quick visit to neighboring countries of Tibet – Roof of the world, India – The country of wonders, Bhutan – The Dragon Kingdom. We can add these extensions before or after your holiday according to the flights that you have booked / can book. Beside these, if you even want just stay in Kathmandu for relax or any independent activities, we can book extra nights at the Hotel. You can book these extensions together with your main trip booking.


Chitwan National Park:

It is one of the oldest and popular National Parks in Nepal recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Site. More than 500 Asian one-horned rhinoceros and some 100 nocturnal Royal Bengal Tigers have made their home in this dense forest. There are an estimated 50 species of mammals, over 526 species of birds, 49 amphibians and reptiles and 150 species of butterflies. ...(More)

 

Bardia National Park:

The far west Nepal is one of the least explored regions of the Himalayas. Within this region is a seldom visited National Park, which still offers challenging adventure. Bardia National Park is the largest park in the lowland Terai covering an area of 968 sq kms and remains a very much untouched wilderness which appeals to the nature lovers. The park situated in Nepal’s Western Terai was established to protect representative ecosystems ...(More)

 

Kathmandu:

It is a treasure trove of ancient art and architecture that lie hidden in the labyrinth of manmade structures. The ancient pagoda temples and Buddhist stupas stand majestically above the rest of the landmarks. The Palace squares fascinate visitors with its exquisite woodwork and carving. You can extend your holiday from 1-3 days visiting these sites. ...(More)

 

Pokhara:
Pokhara is most popular tourist destination after Kathmandu, not because of its easy accessibility but because of its scenic beauty and proximity to many Himalayas. Rarely does a tourist miss a trip to this beautiful valley of lakes and mountain views. Ekai Kawaguchi who was the earliest visitor of this district, was awed by its beauty. The Annapurna range of the Himalayas dominates the landscape around Pokhara and many of treks and ...(More)

 

Nagarkot:

Nagarkot is one of the most popular hill resorts on the fringe of the Kathmandu valley. With an elevation of 2,195m, is 32 kms away from Kathmandu offers a panoramic view of the valley and is described by the visitors as a place whose beauty endures year round. The extraordinary view of the Himalayan peaks from Dhaulagiri to Kanchenjunga is stupendous. Sunrise view from here is truly magnificent. ...(More)

 

Tibet:

Encircled within Himalayan fortress, the image of Tibet has portrayed as “Shangr-la” in the western world. A ‘Land of Snows’ and the ‘Roof of the World’ is mysterious in a way that few other places are. Following virtual closure after the Chinese annexation of the Buddhist Kingdom, Tibet was opened to foreign tourism in 1984. Tibet has become dream adventure destination for the people living in the most sophisticated silicon cities. ...(More)

 

India:
The country of wonders, the lively bazaars, ornate architecture and the something puzzling customs of Indians make any visit a refreshing from the western life. Endowed with a backdrop of that can be anything from snow capped mountain to palm-lined beach, Indian rarely fails to delight adventurous travelers. India is considered to be the rich cultural melting pot with its colorful festivals of all the religion and people, blending well with magnificent landscape  ...(More)

 

Bhutan:

The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, commonly known as ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ is regarded as the last paradise on earth is slowly emerging from centuries of self-imposed isolation. Closed for the outside world until early seventies, Bhutan has adopted the regulated tourism policy for its visitors in this tiny Himalayan Kingdom by allowing to enter limited numbers of tourists every year. Bhutan has retained its religious and cultural values ...(More)

 

River Rafting:

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Mount Everest Flight:
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Bungy Jumping:

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Paragliding:

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Ultralight Flight:

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Hotels:

We have allowed our packages with just right number of nights of hotel accommodations which enables you to spend nights with quick visits of local market or monuments in the area. However if you have some extra days before or after your main package holiday, you can spend extra nights in Kathmandu or nearby destinations so that you can cover the interesting sights or just relax while you are here. ...(More)

 

Hotel Yak & Yeti:

The Hotel Yak & Yeti with the historic character, suitable for both short or long stay, is fashioned as the fusion of modern design and the noblesse of original heritage interiors. This exceptional city centre hotel is located minutes away from both domestic and international airport. It continues to be the city's leading luxury hotel for business and leisure. ...(More)

 

Hotel Shanker:

Shanker Hotel is housed in a palace built at the turn of the 19th century by a Rana Maharajah with a penchant for French architecture, international cuisine and Eastern hospitality. It was converted into a hotel in 1964. The façade and traditions were kept intact but the interior was redesigned to give travelers the kind of comfort they would expect of a world class hotel. You will live in palace when you live at Hotel Shanker. ...(More)

 

Hotel Malla:
Superbly located between the Royal Palace and Kathmandu's fashionable tourist district, Thamel, in the heart of the city. The Malla Hotel is only a 20 minutes drive from Kathmandu's International airport. Besides excellent accommodation and Central location the Malla Hotel is Offering a well equipped business center, extensive meeting and conference facilities, a health club with the latest work out equipment, sauna, massage, steambath and jacuzzi. ...(More)

 

Hotel Marshyangdi:

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Name : Mount Annapurna The Tribal Triathlon
  • Trip Duration : 16 Days
  • Trip Grade : Adventurous/Challenging
  • Trip Date :
  • Activity : Events
  • Highest Altitude : 4095 m
  • Month : Mar-Apr

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