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Option 10:- Itinerary 4 Nights and 5 Days - 5 Days

Bir was ruled by the Pal dynasty of the Chandarvanshi lineage. The last Raja or Rai was Raizada Prithi Pal, who was a descendant of the Rajas of Bhangahal, who appear to have maintained their rights until the time of Raja Prithi Pal in the early part of the eighteenth century. Raja Prithi Pal fell victim to his father-in-law, Raja Sidh Sen, who in 1728 invited him to Mandi on the pretext of seeking his assistance against the Raja of Suket. He was kindly received, but within a month of his arrival he was beguiled into the Damdama Fort, and there murdered.

It is said his body was duly burnt, but his head was buried in a tank facing the Mandi Raja's palace. A pillar was erected on the spot, and a light was kept burning on it for years. Sidh Sen's object in murdering Raja Prithi Pal was to seize his territory, but in this he only partially succeeded. The forts at Jagapur, Tika Thana and the Patgana of Nir, with eighteen villages of Ilaga Chuhar (all of them until then forming part of the Bhangahal kingdom) were annexed to Mandi. Subsequently,

Post breakfast, check out at 1000 hr and departure

Day 1  Dinner
Day 2Breakfast Dinner
Day 3BreakfastPacked LunchDinner
Day 4BreakfastPacked LunchDinner
Day 5Breakfast  

Day 1
Arrive Bir and overnight stay in Camp.

Check in at 1400 hrs.

Day 2
Paragliding, Monastery and Bir visit

Morning post breakfast drive for 18 kms for take-off point to Billing for paragliding flight of 15-30 mins. Landing at Bir and visit Palpung Sherbling monastery, Bhattu. Overnight stay in Camp Oak View, Bir.

Day 3
Drive to Badagran village (70 km/2-3 hr drive)

Early morning drive to Bada gran village enroute visit Barot.

Badagran to Raj Gundha (easy trek, 5 km. / 3 hr)

Start trekking from Badagran village, trek passing through vegetable and pulses fields till the Uhl river bridge. After passing the bridge, we hike upward to Kukkar gundha village. Village is home of farmers and shepherds. Later after 1 km we reach Raj Gundha village, where we pitch our dome tents for stay. Valley is surrounded by dense forest from one side and mountains on the other side.

Dinner and Overnight stay at Raj Gundha Village in Dome tents.

Day 4
Raj Gundha to Billing (easy trek, 11 km. / 5-6 hr)

StartPost breakfast, we start our trek from Raj Gundha village. After Raj gundha village trek enter to Deodara and Oak forest. Trail start gaining altitude till Channa ghat, which is highest point of trek at 2700 mts from sea level. From Channa ghat, we have the view of Thamsar peak and Billing on the other side. Trekking for more 2 -3 hrs you will reach at Billing, which is take off point of Paragliding.

Drive from Billing to Camp Oak View (18 km/1 hr drive)

Overnight stay in Camp Oak View, Bir

Day 5
Departure

Post breakfast, check out at 1000 hr and departure

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Accommodation for 03 nights at Camp Oak View, Bir and 01 night stay in Dome tents at Raj Gundha village on twin/triple sharing basis.
  • Trekking guide for trekking
  • Paragliding sessions of 15-30 mins
  • Meals as mentioned above.
  • Transport on date 2, 3 and 4
  • Campfire
  • Check in 1400 hrs and check out 1000 hrs.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Arrival and departure transfer.
  • Personal expenses such as table drinks, rooms services items, laundry, telephone calls, tips, etc.
  • Paragliding weight limit is 15-95 kg, if weight is between 95-115 kg the paragliding team charge INR 500/- extra and also decide it at the time of paragliding, depending upon fitness of person.
  • Travel insurance covering medical evacuation, hospitalization, baggage insurance and trip cancellation
  • Any additional expenses for videography of paragliding flight, expenses caused by disturbance in trip program due to circumstances like weather conditions, sickness, natural disasters, riots etc
  • Liability for or insurance against injury, loss of life, accidents or loss of goods.
  • Luggage or bags transport in mules during trek.
  • Any meals not specified in itinerary.

Price per person for above arrangements is INR 16,500/- + 5% GST

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Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season. It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

Price per person for above arrangements is INR 16,500/- + 5% GST

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Trip Facts

  • 1-12 people
  • Moderate

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