PMPE – Manang, Nepal Photosafari from 16th to 28th March 2014

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Once again this year we are going to trek from Chame to Manang, the homeland of one of our Nepali friends. This trek is part of the famous Annapurna Circuit. If you want to trek on around the Annapurna circuit you will need about 25 days. This part of the Annapurna trek offers the best scenery in Nepal.

 

Holi Festival

Our journey starts with the Holi Festival in Kathmandu on the 17th March 2014. Holi Festival is also known as the Spring Colour Festival. This ancient religious festival is celebrated by Hindu devotees in Nepal and India. Devotees would throw colour powders, shooting water cannons and balloons filled with colour water at each other including photographers, tourist and observers. For more information about this Holi festival please go to Wikipedia.

 

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Trekking cum Photography

We have trek on this route before in 2012. That time we trekked from Syange to Manang. However, now that the road from Syange to Chame has been completed, we now trek from Chame to Manang (a saving of 3 days trek).

 

We will be trekking not higher than 4,000m other than the side trek to Ice Lake or Tilicho Lake (depending on the weather conditions). For an average person, at below 4,000m, you may not suffer AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness).  This side trek to the Lakes is optional for those who still feel that they have the energy to go on. For those who want to laze around, Manang is the largest town on the trek with good restaurants, cafes and wifi facilities (very rare on the Annapurna circuit) This is also the place where trekkers will spend a couple of days to acclimatize before attempting to cross the Thorong La Pass (5,416m)

 

For those joining us for the first time, this photosafari trip to Nepal is a photo trip and not an endurance endeavor. We will be taking time to smell the flowers and meet new friends along the trek. For photographers, this will be an ideal trip because you will have lots of time to pursue those “killer shots”

 

The scenic trek from Chame to Manang is one of the best treks in the world. You will be walking along the valley of the giants.  Any mountain less than 6,500m has no name in Nepal. On this trek you will be able to meet Annapurna 2, 3 and 4 face to face. I was literally blown away by the awesomeness.

If you are interested, do not hesitate to confirm your place. The places are limited due to the number of rooms at the lodging houses. If a 60 year’s old man can still do it so can you.

 

 

If you are interested, do not hesitate to confirm your place. The places are limited due to the number of rooms at the lodging houses. If a 60 year’s old man can still do it so can you.

 

Some pictures along this trek

 

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Itinerary

 

16th March Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Check in at Hotel. Overnight (Kathmandu).

17th March Day 02: Holi Festival in Kathmandu

18th March Day 03: Kathmandu-Besisahar;

19th March Day 04 Besisahar to Chame (4×4)

20th March Day 05: Trek from Chame to Pisang (5hrs)

21st March Day 06: Trek from Pisang to Manang. (5 hrs)

22nd  March Day 07: Trek from Manang  to surrounding places ( Ice Lake (4,600m) or Tilicho Lake (4,949m)

23rd  March Day 08: Trek from Manang to Nyawal  (5.5 hrs).

24th  March Day 09: Trek from Nyawal to Pisang

25th March Day 10: Trek from Pisang – Chame (5.5 hrs).

26th March Day 11: Chame – Beshisahar- Kathmandu

27th March Day 12: Kathmandu – Boudhanath, Patin Durbar Square

28th March Day 13: Final Departure

 

For booking and enquiries, email:maxbee@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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