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Hidden Lake and Glacier Trek - 17 Days

Activity: Eco/Cultural Trek

Hidden Lake and Glacier Trek is an exciting and demanding hidden trek in heart of Annapurna sanctuary. Hidden lake and Glacier Trek cover a Hidden Holy Lake (Khaire) in Annapurna area which is a moderate to challenging trek in wilderness area below Annapurna South where few trekkers have gone before. Hidden lake and glacier trek cover some of very popular trekking area of Annapurna Sanctuary such as Ghandruk Village, Tadapani, chhomrong from where you could see panoramic views of Annapurna south, himchuli, fishtail and some other mountains in Annapurna region.
The rest of the trek areas, we will visit are more wilderness and very remote, however the trail will take you to the base camp of Annapurna south base camp through off the beaten track trail and the areas only few people travel before such as Kopra danda, Khaire Lake which are hidden trail of Annapurna region. Hidden lake and Glacier trek is one of great contrast, encompassing all the features of the area from the terraced village lowlands, through the forests and agricultural areas of the middle hill country, to the glacial basins of the Annapurna Mountains.
Hidden lake trek starts from the sub-tropical Pokhara Valley and passes through paddy fields before gradually ascending through terraced hillsides of wheat and barley. At each of the villages along the way we are warmly received by the local Gurung and Magar people. This trek is sensibly paced so we have ample opportunity to experience and absorb local lifestyles that have changed little over centuries. From the start of trekking, we enjoy ever-changing views of the stunning, snow-covered Annapurna Mountains. Halfway through the trek we leave habitation behind and walk through rhododendron and oak forests, alive with exotic birds and beautiful flowers, to finally emerge above the tree line at Kopra Danda. Here we experience the stunning wilderness scenery beneath the towering peaks of Annapurna; to the west lies Dhaulagiri and far below lies the Kali Gandaki River Valley, which is the world’s deepest George. As we climb higher above the tree line we enter a fantastic mountain wilderness visited only by local shepherds during the monsoon months. The truly spectacular vista is dominated by Annapurna I (8091m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m), the highest peaks in the region. However this unique trek concentrates on the unexplored wilderness around Annapurna South (7237m), a remote and magnificent area that is rarely visited. An exploration of the rugged area below Annapurna South is sure to be the highlight of our journey.


Outline Itinerary [for Camping Trek]

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our
representative
Day 02 : Kathmandu to Pokhara (850m) drive – Duration: 6-7 hrs
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul & Trek to Ghandruk (1950m), Camp approx 5 hrs
Day 04: Trek to Tadapani (2550 m), Camp approx 5 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Bayeli Kharka (2900 m), Camp approx 5-6 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Kopra Ridge (3870 m), Camp approx 5 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Kaire Khola (4200 m), Camp approx 4 hrs
Day 08: Acclimatization day Kaire Khola (4200m), Camp
Day 09: Trek to Celli Kharkha (3850 m), Camp approx 5 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Hidden Lake (4250 m), Camp approx 5 hrs
Day 11: Trek to Annapurna South Base Camp (3400m), Camp approx 5 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Chhomrong (2100 m), Camp approx 7-8 hrs
Day 13: Trek to Landruk (1500 m), Camp approx 5-6 hrs
Day 14: Trek to Dhampus (1650 m), Camp approx 6 hrs
Day 15: Trek to Phedi 2 hrs walk and Drive to Pokhara 45 minutes
Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu ( 1350 m), 6-7 hrs
Day 17: Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination
Hidden Lake and Glacier Trek for 17 days cost including (Permits, accommodation, meals and all ground transportations too with full board package) USD$1650 per person.
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Customize your Trek: the trek can be redesigned based on your requirements. This is just a general itinerary, which can always individually be tailored made. Trekking package can be redesigned or as per your desire. For more detailed. Information feel free to Email us a at ramalpinetrav@gmail.com


CLIMATIC CONDITIONS OF NEPAL
Climatic conditions of Nepal vary from one place to another in accordance with the geographical features. In the northern summers are cool and winters severe, while in south, summers are tropical and winters are mild. Weather determines the trip plan at first. Nepal is the best land to visit at any season. Here, you can find good places to trek in the mountain region throughout the year. Although the average width of Nepal is only about 200m., it comprises a good topographical diversity and varied altitude resulting considerable climatic differences. As a result one can feel a diverse type of vegetation and climate even in a single day walk. Nepal  weather condition depends on the season and altitude of at the place. Weather is generally predictable and remains pleasant in Nepal. BEST TREKKING SEASONS IN NEPAL
Spring: March – May
Spring season starts from March and ends in May. Days are warm with hazy mornings and temperature fluctuates between 20 °C – 30 °C (68 °F to 86 °F). This is a good to trek in this season as the ascending altitudes gets colorful appearance by Rhododendron blooms and piled up snow starts to melt in the higher altitudes.
Autumn: September – November
Autumn is busiest tourist season in Nepal. Many trekkers and climbers prefer autumn as best time to visiting Nepal. During the season, days are clear with fine weather, visibility is good, least rain, people in festive mood, mild temperature fluctuating between  20 °C – 30 °C (68 °F to 86 °F). This is the same season when the main festivals of Nepali, specially Hindu, Dashain, Tihar and Chhat are celebrated.
SAFETY AND SATISFACTIONS
We prioritize safety and sound health for our Clients and Employees.
The trek will be guided by one of our experienced, licensed and friendly trekking guide. The guide will be carrying all the essential equipments with a first aid kit for safety reasons. We offer you the insightful meditational trek. During emergence cases, if our clients have any trouble with mountain sickness or any other unforeseen circumstances then we will always be standing by to send a rescue helicopter to bring our clients back to lower places or Kathmandu.
PASSPORT AND VISA
You need to have a Visa to enter in Nepal while travelling. The arrival visa is available at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu where you can simply get On Arrival Visa. You must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter Nepal. You will be charged $25 USD for 15 days or $40 USD as visa application fees for 30 days tourist visa to the forefingers except for Chinese and India. For those tourists who have Indian and Chinese passports then you do not need a visa (Free Visa).
EXTRA PERSONAL EXPENSES ON TREKKING
During the trek, all your foods are included in the package (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks), the foods will be served as per the package program and besides that, any personal and Barbier bills would be extra.
TRAVEL INSURANCE
Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers in participating in any trek and tour programs in the Himalayas. Getting travel insurance, especially while traveling in the mountain areas is like security on which you can rely and enjoy your trip without any worries. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, medical evacuation expenses it will be assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of other illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything things that may go wrong.
BOOKING AND PAYMENT PROCESS
AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions is government-authorized and registered trekking and adventure operator based in Nepal. We are also associated with International Tourism Company; Expedition Humanity & Adventure Wilderness GBR. We heartily welcome any adventure interested persons to be booked and be part of our family now. We treat you well as we have family based hospitality. To process a trip booking with us, you’re required to deposit 25% of the full trip cost in advance to the prior of time to make sure all the reservations such as Hotels, guides, trekking permits, transportation, etc. The remaining of the payment can be easily made to us on your arrival. At the same time, sending all the required documents such as passport, travel insurance copies, and flight details at the time of booking would be highly appreciated as it is mandatory.
LAST-MINUTE BOOKING
The last-minute booking can be made by any interested travelers a day before the trip gets started. Moreover, the payment should be made 100% if you are booking this for the last minute and the booking can be made directly through sending us an email and messages on WhatsApp. 977-9851134813


Note
Because of Road conditions, weather conditions, arbitrary authorities, difficulties with local means of transport and many other influencing factors, the specified itinerary cannot be guaranteed. However, mentioned above announcement only represents the planned itinerary without guaranteeing the exact sequence in detail.

Itinerary

Day 1

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our
representative
Day 02 : Kathmandu to Pokhara (850m) drive – Duration: 6-7 hrs
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul & Trek to Ghandruk (1950m), Camp approx 5 hrs
Day 04: Trek to Tadapani (2550 m), Camp approx 5 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Bayeli Kharka (2900 m), Camp approx 5-6 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Kopra Ridge (3870 m), Camp approx 5 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Kaire Khola (4200 m), Camp approx 4 hrs
Day 08: Acclimatization day Kaire Khola (4200m), Camp
Day 09: Trek to Celli Kharkha (3850 m), Camp approx 5 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Hidden Lake (4250 m), Camp approx 5 hrs
Day 11: Trek to Annapurna South Base Camp (3400m), Camp approx 5 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Chhomrong (2100 m), Camp approx 7-8 hrs
Day 13: Trek to Landruk (1500 m), Camp approx 5-6 hrs
Day 14: Trek to Dhampus (1650 m), Camp approx 6 hrs
Day 15: Trek to Phedi 2 hrs walk and Drive to Pokhara 45 minutes
Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu ( 1350 m), 6-7 hrs
Day 17: Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination

Annapurna region Hidden Lake and Glacier Trek for 17 days cost including all ground (transportations, too with full board package) USD$1650 per person.
Date can be made flexible based on your desire. Contact us for individual dates.


Cost Includes:

  • Pickup, drop off, upon arrival and departure by tourist bus/van/car (depending on group size)
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on Bed & Breakfast
  • Experienced, English speaking, Government – licensed mountain trekking guide and camping staff.
  • Tea House /Lodge and Tented Camp accommodations with 2 person sharing basis during trekking, Camping
  • Meals Full board service Tea/Coffee/Hot & Cold filter water and seasonal fresh fruits).
  • Experienced; helpful and friendly 1 Cook/kitchen staff and Necessary number of porter’s their meal, accommodation, equipment, salary and insurance
  • Camping Equipment (Tents, Dining tent, Kitchen tent, Mattresses, Tables, Chairs, Shower tent and Kitchen utensils etc…
  • All ground transportation by Private Vehicle (depending on group size)
  • Annapurna Conservation permit/Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS)
  • AlpineTrav Treks sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and area trekking map
  • In unfavorable condition, assist with all rescue and evacuation arrangements
  • Provides first aid kits to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • All Government Taxes and Service charges
  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner

[Snacks and nutrition: We provide excellent food on the trek, however, you may bring vitamin tablets and additional snacks of your choice such as chocolate, Candy, snickers and chocolate bars, or dried fruit bars. Except for Calif bars and power bars these are available in Kathmandu]


Cost Excludes:

  • International airfare / Airport Taxes
  • Nepal Visa ($ 25 for 15 days or $ 40 for 30 days)
  • For Nepal trip two passport size photographs
  • Hard & Soft Drinks, Shower, WIFI possible charging fees
  • Items expenses of personal nature
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Any cost which arise due to a change of the itinerary because of natural calamities. Political disturbance.
  • Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst trekking).
  • Tips for guide & porters (Recommended by the Culture)

Note
Because of Road conditions, weather conditions, arbitrary authorities, difficulties with local means of transport and many other influencing factors, the specified itinerary cannot be guaranteed. However, mentioned above announcement only represents the planned itinerary without guaranteeing the exact sequence in detail.

Trekking Equipment and Gear:

The camping equipment such as sleeping tents, dining tents, kitchen equipment and needed communication sets, first aid, and Altitude Chamber bags will be managed by us. In addition to that, it is suggested that you bring the following personal gears on the trip: Trekking in lower altitudes might require lightweight trekking trousers and T-shirts. On higher altitude treks, warm clothing is necessary as the mountain weather can be unpredictable and harsh. Consult with any of the outdoor stores in your hometown or in Kathmandu who will easily help you in getting the right gear for you.


Sleeping bag and liner: Down-filled, 4-5 season sleeping bags are good for most of our trips. You can use a cotton, silk or fleece inner liner to save washing your sleeping bag and to better keep warmth in harsh climates.
Duffel / Kit bag: Strong fabric but with simple design and no wheels will be best. This will protect your gear as it is carried by the porters or yaks on rough routes and forests.
Trekking Boots: A pair of comfortable and strong boots is necessary for all trips. Your boots should have good ankle support, enough toe room for descents, a stiff sole to lessen twisting torsion, and it should be light weight. Leather inner lining is good, Umbrella is better. Make sure to get good boots on longer and tough treks. You can also buy boots in Nepal.
Day bags: Your day bag should be comfortable with a good strong waist band. It should be big enough to keep a jacket, fleece, water bottle, camera accessories and snacks.
Down jacket/vest: This is essential for all the high altitude treks.
Fleece vest or jacket: These will be useful for you during the normal day hours. For colder temperatures during the evenings and mornings, a thermal top or a light down jacket is needed in addition.
Shoes/Sandals for camp wear: Teva Sandals or flip flops and a pair of running shoes for camp sites and town.
Socks: In lower altitude treks, you need 3 to 4 pairs of good quality cotton mix sports socks. For higher altitude treks you will need 3 to 4 pairs of thick and warm trekking socks.
Wind/rain jacket: Waterproof and breathable. Gore-Tex (or similar) jackets are recommended for most of the high altitude treks and climbing, lighter jackets for warmer areas.
Thermal shirts: Good lightweight thermals will keep you warm and comfortable during the trek.
Nightwear thermals: Silk-weight or mid-weight nightwear thermals are god to wear inside your sleeping bag.
Fleece/sweatpants: Useful for chilly evenings or colder areas
T-shirts: Cotton T- shirt or mixed yarn travel shirt is advisable. We suggest T-shirts with a collar to cover the back of your neck and protect it from the sun, and sleeves that can be rolled up or down.
Trekking pants: 2 pair of light material and loose pants recommended.
Wind pants: A pair of wind pants, not necessarily Gore-Tex but similar. We recommend that you bring a waterproof wind pants if your trekking pants is not waterproof.
Underwear: 4 -6 pair.
Warm hat: A warm hat is essential for cold trekking days. It is also nice for colder temperatures during evenings.
Neck gaiter: For trekking in harsh climate to keep you warm.
Trekking poles: Useful on all trekking especially steep, rough terrain. They’re also useful in chasing dogs and animals on the way.
Sunglasses: Sunglasses are strongly recommended for bright days and snow.
Gloves: A pair of wind-proof gloves.
Water bottle: Recommended one liter or more in capacity. The bottle should be able to hold boiling water and should be leak-proof. You also need a Camelbak or hydration system in addition.
Pee container: Very useful on cold nights!
Flashlight/torch: Petzl or similar torches with LED bulbs. These are essential for night trips to the toilet or as a light in your tent.
Towel: A small one for trekking, or a camp towel.
Sunscreen and lip balms/ Moisturizer: Enough sunscreen and lip balm with SPF 30+. Moisturizer is essential to protect your skin from the dry air and harsh sunshine.
Sun hat: We recommend a wide-brim sun hat.
First aid material: Bring the personal medicines that you need. We carry a first aid box containing paracetamol, aspirin, antibiotics, decongestants, antiseptic, antihistamine cream, bandages and band-aids, blister tape, diam ax etc.
Water treatment: A bottle of iodine tablets is advisable to purify your drinking water, rather than buying mineral waters although these are also readily available.
Money-bags: A money bag with pockets that you can wear on the waist or neck is convenient.
Thermarest/Inflatable pad: It is not necessary to bring your own Thermarest as we provide comfortable mattresses on the trek. However, if you have your own Thermarest that you prefer, it is OK to bring it along.
Down boots: Useful for cold evenings.
Snow gaiters: These are sometimes useful but are not generally necessary in trekking.


Note
Because of Road conditions, weather conditions, arbitrary authorities, difficulties with local means of transport and many other influencing factors, the specified itinerary cannot be guaranteed. However, mentioned above announcement only represents the planned itinerary without guaranteeing the exact sequence in detail.

TREKKING GRADES IN NEPAL

Trekking in Nepal can be done by all levels of trekkers; if they think themselves fit and have strong desire. In general, trekking in Nepal can be graded into five levels according to route features and elevation. Some trekking routes are combined with higher level of elevation which requires some different standard of physical fitness and acclimatization or rest day. We advise you to choose a trek that is fit for your capabilities and present health condition. Morning and evening walks, jogging, stretching, meditation and regular light exercise will help you for the trek.


GRADE A: EASY
Trekking can be ideal for any age group and it is upto 3000 m of elevation and duration will be about not more than 10 days. It is the easiest treks, tours and walking in a day is not exceeding more than 5 hours, but it is depend upon to your walking speed. These types of trek also allow plenty of opportunities to view the Himalayas and encounter local culture.


GRADE B: MODERATE
Trekking duration is about two weeks long covering elevation from 3000m to 4500m. This level of trek requires sound physical fitness conditions and about 6-7 hours of daily hiking capabilities. This type of trek involves mixture of some longer and shorter hike and trails can be rough, steep and have many ups and downs with some exposure.


GRADE C: STRENUOUS
Trekking involves up to 5000m or few meters up level of trails with side trips to higher elevations. Considered to be harder, therefore, preparation for fitness and good health conditions are essential. As it is above 5000m and demands good health condition and physical fitness, we do not recommend it for those who suffer from asthma, high blood pressure, heart disease or complicated medical conditions.


GRADE D: DIFFICULT
Trekking is very strenuous trekking as it requires mountaineering skills and knowledge. The elevations range from 5000m to 6000m and approximately 7 to 10 hours walking a day for the trekking in Nepal. It covers very remote areas, traveling over snow-covered passes at an altitude of up to 6000 meters. You may need to use axes and crampons to cross the pass when there is heavy snow.


GRADE E: CHALLENGING
The challenging trekking grade is limited to those with an excellent level of personal experience and fitness of an outstanding sense of humor and high tolerance levels. It is challenging trek, which is mountaineering level and above the height of 6000m. This type of trek needs 16- 28 days more for going the trekking on the higher altitudes. During the trek you may have to cross the snow – covered passes in very remote areas. You need to learn some mountaineering skills before going to this trek.


Note
Because of Road conditions, weather conditions, arbitrary authorities, difficulties with local means of transport and many other influencing factors, the specified itinerary cannot be guaranteed. However, mentioned above announcement only represents the planned itinerary without guaranteeing the exact sequence in detail.

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Hidden Lake and Glacier Trek