Do you want to explore the peaks of the earth? Fancy sharing the same sky when looking upon some of the most breathtaking mountains on the planet?
Well the Annapurna Dhaulagiri trip is the one for you. Travel Company Peregrine Adventures is giving you the opportunity to win this very experience as the final trip up for grabs in their exciting 20 in 20 competition. This trip is the concluding prize of 20 amazing trips that have been given away by Peregrine over the last 20 days; this was to celebrate their employment of local leaders on their trips for the past 20 years.
This initiative was fully implemented across the brand during the mid-nineties having been first tested during the early eighties; this has led to Peregrine being able to provide access to over 1000 different local leaders and guides, with 230 being employed regularly. Not only does this enhance a customer’s tour by giving them an invaluable local insight but the program also aids the locals and their families as tourism to these amazing places is often their main source of income. Their knowledge and expertise is good that 95% of travellers have said they wouldn’t have had the same experience without a local leader and this is no different on the Annapurna Dhaulagiri trip.
Your journey of exploration through this Buddhist nation will begin in the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu; here you can look forward to tasting fine Nepali cuisine, visiting various religious shrines and monasteries as well as just taking the daily activities of the city. After enjoying two nights in the city you will receive your trek pack before we set off west via plane, on the flight you (weather allowing) you can expect some magnificent views of the main Himalayan chain to the north. Upon landing we will be arriving into Pokhara where a transfer awaits taking us to the starting point of the trek at Nayapul, local guides will be waiting to transport you through the next few days trails. You will visit numerous local villages and trading posts such as the Ghandruk, one of the largest Garung villages, whilst staying at the lodge here you can expect spectacular views of Annapurna South (7219m), Machapuchhare (6993m) and other peaks.
As you move through the days the treks are bound to become easier, you will no doubt be distracted by your glorious surroundings such as forests, alpine plains, waterfalls and the wonderful mountains. The area is also famed for the abundance of wildlife and colourful fauna and if you visit in spring the rhododendron will be in full bloom. Throughout the trek the pinnacle of your highest elevation will be a lofty 3870 metres at Kopra Ridge, where you will be presented with numerous photo opportunities. As well as this you will have authentic accommodation each night in our newly constructed lodges, highlighting our work, profits from the lodges go straight back to the community; you will see the evidence of this as you visit a secondary school in the area. As your trekking comes to an end over the course of 10 days it will be time to return back to Kathmandu where you can choose to do some more sightseeing and make your next move.
This tour truly does offer a great deal and provides a great insight into this wonderful region, so to be in the running of winning this competition make sure you enter now! Further information on this tour and others can be found on the company website.