Exotic mountain walking for those who enjoy a challenge.
You may not want to climb the world’s highest mountain, but you may be up for an exotic, gentle mountain trek. If that’s the case, a six day trek from Pokhara to the base camp at Annapurna, Nepal might just suit. Admittedly it’s a well-trodden trail but nevertheless it can’t fail to amaze and is considered to be one of the top ten treks in the modern world.
The walk begins in a subtropical rainforest with views of snowcapped mountains and you’ll pass through a number of villages as you climb onwards and upwards to Base Camp.
If you’re on a tight budget, hire your own guide in Pokhara and stay in the cheap tea houses along the way, which tend to be basic but are all part of the adventure. If you can’t forego a little luxury, sign up for an organized package tour, which provides guides, porters and comfortable lodge accommodation.
Mountain Kingdoms (www.mountainkingdoms.com) will organize a thirteen day package with seven days trekking and luxury accommodation for £1,545. So if you want to do it in style, it’s worth splashing out. Take a look at www.cheapflights.co.uk for cheap flights to Nepal.