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Reach for the Stars
Nepal, October 2024

Reach for the Stars

Nepal, Annapurna Circuit
A Trails and Fitness Retreat, in association with Intrepid Travel

Small group tour: 15 spaces only

15 Days
Dates: 6th October - 20th October, 2024

£1299 pp

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From ancient kingdoms to majestic mountain vistas, trek through the breathtaking Himalayan landscape of the Annapurna Ranges. Pass awe-inspiring glaciers, stay on the banks of pristine rivers, cross mountain pastures, dip into natural hot springs and encounter mule trains carrying supplies to remote villages. Rest and revive in cosy mountain teahouses and meet friendly locals along the way. Time spent in Kathmandu and Pokhara completes the adventure with insights into Nepali culture and tradition.

 

Why you will love this trip:

  • Witness the sheer beauty of the diverse Himalayan landscape as you hike through remote villages, fairy-tale forests, vast moorlands cut by cascading rivers and the blue-hued peaks of base camp as they glow under starlight!

  • Experience a magical sunrise over the Annapurna ranges from the spectacular heights of Poon Hill – an early morning hike to this prime spot will be well worth the effort.

  • Relax and unwind in Pokhara after your trek, choose to cruise along Phewa Tal (Lake) and gaze up at snow-capped mountains or opt for a relaxing massage to rejuvenate those tired legs.

  • Be accompanied by an experienced trek leader along with assistant guides and porters, who will not only give you all the support and guidance you need along the way, but also introduce you to the rich local Sherpa culture.

 

  • There are 10 days of strenuous trekking on this trip. You’ll be trekking up to 8 hours a day and at altitudes over 4000 metres at times, so you need to be aware of altitude sickness. Visit here for more information.

  • It’s very important it is to be in excellent fitness and health, which means training in the lead up to your trip in order to be best prepared.

  • The trekking lodges, known as teahouses, that you stay in on the trek are very simple with only basic facilities. Hot water may not always be available and may cost extra, as will access to electricity points for charging devices. Wifi is available at some locations, but connections may be poor.

  • What you need to take will vary depending on the season you are trekking in and it’s important to be prepared. See some tips for what to pack here.

  • The Annapurna trek is a popular route and you will encounter many other trekkers and groups on your trip during your hike and at the teahouses.

  • Due to the nature of outdoor travel, please be aware that this trip will operate on an amended itinerary in high risk weather conditions.

Accommodation

Hotel (4 nights), Teahouse (10 nights)

 

Who is this retreat for?

Anyone with a love for the hiking and who has experience at high altitude and walking on mixed terrain. We recommend that you are comfortable hiking for multiple days at high altitude, please note this particular retreat is not for beginners.. There is so much to the retreat and encourage you to fully embrace the nature of the experience, and to get the most out of it.

What is included:

1: 14x nights, Hotel (4 nights), Teahouse (10 nights)

2: Yoga sessions

3: Nepali group leader

4: Camp goodie bag

5: Images from your trip

What is not included:

1: Flights – If flying from London, you would be looking to pay between £400 - £800 for a return economy flight – Please make sure you book refundable flights and have travel insurance.

2: All food whilst trekking. We do not include meals while trekking, allowing you to choose what you want to eat and when. We know from experience that the altitude and physical exercise can mean trekker's appetites differ quite widely.

3: Alcohol (this isn’t something I provide as part of my retreats)

4: Transfer from the airport, although we can help arrange this and group people together to make it cheaper.

What will it look like:

Please download our itinerary here. 

Price:

£1299pp

Please note that to secure your place on the tour we will require a deposit of £200, you can split the cost over a series of payments and the final balance is due 35 before the tour is set to start.

To secure your spot click the button below, or call:

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Intrepid Travel is a travel company that I have carefully selected as a champion for positive change. As a proud member of the B-Corp movement, Intrepid Travel has undergone a stringent certification process to showcase their commitment to making a positive impact on the planet and the communities they engage with. Their independent ownership emphasizes a focus on sustainable, immersive travel experiences, all while demonstrating a purpose-driven approach that extends beyond monetary gains.

 

Learn more about their Foundation and the incredible work they do within local communities here.

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