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Day 1, Fri 28 Oct 2016

International departure from London

The fundraising and training is about to pay off as the big day has finally arrived. Having waved goodbye to family and friends, take the overnight flight to Kathmandu to relax before the hard work begins.

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Day 2, Sat 29 Oct 2016

Arrive in Kathmandu and fly to Pokhara

Having arrived in Nepal’s capital this morning, you will fly to Pokhara from where the long-awaited trek begins.

Please also see the important information about the standards of aviation in Nepal, at the end of this itinerary.
Upon arrival in Pokhara you will transferred to the starting point of the trek Nayapul (1.5 hrs). Here you will meet the local staff set off onto the beginning of your challenge. The first 20 minutes of the trek, you will be walking on the river bed of Modi River which takes you to Birethanti, a beautiful village that has plenty of tea shops and guest houses. Following the left route of the village takes you to Ulleri which follows the bank of the Burungdi stream. The trail gradually ascents to the valley of Hile and Tirkedhunga. Overnight in luxury camping.

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Day 3, Sun 30 Oct 2016

Tirkedhunga to Ghorepani, 2,856m (6-7 hours)

After a hearty breakfast, it’s a steep walk up 3,200 steps towards the large Magar village of Ulleri at 2,073m. We then head gently upwards to Banthanti (2,250m) and eventually Ghorepani, 2,856m, through oak and rhododendron forest. Overnight in luxury camping at this popular stop along the Annapurna trekking circuit.

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Day 4, Mon 31 Oct 2016

Morning hike to Poon Hill then trek to Tadapani 2,625m (approximately 5 hours)

Rise and shine early to catch the sunrise atop Poon Hill (3,210m). After experiencing the great views of the Himalayan panorama from here, you will descend to Ghorepani for a hard-earned breakfast. From here the trek continues – mainly downwards – along the ridges of rhododendron and pine forest towards Tadapani. Overnight in luxury campsite.

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Day 5, Tue 01 Nov 2016

Trek from Tadapani to Landrung, 1,430m (approximately 5- 6 hours)

Expect more of the magnificent Annapurna views as the day begins downhill through forest and alongside tiny villages. Eventually we arrive at Ghandruk, a large Gurung village with traditional houses and slate roofs. Down we continue from here to the bridge at Phedi which crosses the raging Modi river. It’s then an hour-long uphill walk to the village of Landrung where we will camp for the night.

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Day 6, Wed 02 Nov 2016

Trek from Landrung to Thulo Kharka 2,050 meters (approximately 6 hours)

Awake to another sunrise, this over the spectacular Annapurna south (7,219m) and Himchili (6,444m). The day then begins with a gradual walk along a winding trail through terraced fields, eventually reaching Deurali ridge (2,150m). Down we go through the forest to the small wooded village of Pothana, which offers views as far as Phewa Lake in Pokhara. Today’s final stretch passes through cool forest to Thulo Kharka.

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Day 7, Thu 03 Nov 2016

Day 7: Trek to Kande and drive back to Pokhara, 830m (approximately 1 hour trek and 1 hour drive)


There’s time for one more mountain breakfast before we head off for an hour’s easy walk which overlooks the valley below. A steep stone staircase leads down through rhododendron and pine forest. The trail descends through the tropical forest to Kande (1,180m), from where it’s an hour’s drive to Pokhara. Here we check in to a four star hotel for a celebratory meal and some much-needed relaxation.

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Day 8, Fri 04 Nov 2016

Flight back to Kathmandu and guided city tour

Following breakfast it’s a 30-minute transfer back to the airport for the flight to Kathmandu. Then, having checked in to our hotel, we take a guided tour of the city’s main attractions. The evening will be spent toasting our achievements at a final team dinner.

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Day 9, Sat 05 Nov 2016

International departure to UK

Flying back to the UK, it may be harder than you expected to say goodbye to all your team mates. Be sure to swap details before heading home to share stories with family and friends.

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Important information

You will be using an internal airline to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. Charity Challenge have audited several of the various airlines used within Nepal for this flight, and as a result of the audit we now only use one of three airlines in Nepal who passed this specialist aviation audit. For emergencies only we also have a list of approved helicopter companies, which have passed our due diligence processes. As a result of these processes, we are confident that we have done all we can to ensure that your EBC trek operates to the highest standards of safety that can be reasonably expected in light of the overall airline safety standards in Nepal. We still recommend that you educate yourself on the FCO's advice for Nepal before booking, particularly the advice on airline safety.

The itinerary is there as a guide and may change due to unusual weather patterns, wildlife movements, the strength of the group and so on. We will do our very best to keep to the set itinerary; however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that may occur. In all such circumstances, your expedition leader will have the final say.

Should you suffer from vertigo, it is worth considering that on most mountain treks there will be occasional exposure to sheer drops. Please contact our team if you would like further advice.

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