Option 2:- Itinerary 2 Nights and 3 Days - 3 Days

Bir Billing is a Paragliding destination in the heart of Himalaya’s near famous tourist destination Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. Bir Billing Hosted Paragliding World cup in 2015. This was “First Paragliding World Cup of India.”This event happened in the month of October from 24th to 31st, 2015.”

Day 1
Arrive Bir, Mountain Biking and overnight stay in Camp Oak View, Bir.

Arrive Bir and wash and change room at Hotel/guest house at Bir, mountain Bikes for half day (if need guide supplement charges) . Later transfer to Camp Oak view. Hike around camp and to sunset point, if time permits. Bon-fire and Dinner at Camp oak View.

Day 2
Bir to Billing trekking, Camping in Dome tents at Billing Camp Oak view, Bir to Billing trekking. ( 10 km/4-5 hr).

Post breakfast, Start trek at 1000 hrs from Camp Oak view, trek passing through pahari villages and mountain stream, few small waterfalls, forest of Oak, Rhododendron, Blue ping, Devdara. After trekking 4-5 hr you reach at Billing, which is paragliding takeoff point at the altitude of 2430 mts. from sea level. Pitch your dome tents with camping team.

Bonfire, Dinner and Overnight stay in Dome tents at Billing

Day 3
Paragliding and departure

Morning paragliding session of 15 to 30 min, land at Bir paragliding landing area. Walk to hotel for breakfast. Later leisure time to explore Bir Tibetan colony area, monastery and Departure

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Supplement charges for wash and change room on day 3 is INR 500/- for hotel or INR 200/- for guest house or use restaurant at Hotel.
  • Supplement charges for mountain biking guides is INR 500/- for half day.
  • Above price includes
  • ∙Accommodation for 01 night at Camp Oak View, Bir and 01 night stay at Billing in dome tents on twin/triple sharing basis.
  • ∙Mountain Bikes for half day on day 1
  • ∙Wash and change room at Bir on day 1, if reach early at Bir.
  • ∙Bir to Billing trekking on day 2.
  • ∙Trek start at 1100 hrs on day 2, Guide for Bir to Billing trekking.
  • ∙Paragliding session of 15-30 min on day 3.
  • ∙Bon-fire on both nights with light music.
  • ∙Paragliding sessions of 15-30 mins.
  • ∙Meals as mentioned above.
  • ∙Sleeping bags, mattress and dome tents provided for stay at Billing at 1700 hrs.
  • ∙Dry pit toilets at Billing, no electricity at Billing on day 2 camping (only solar lamps)

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Transportation.
  • Wash and change of day 3 and mountain biking guide as supplement.
  • Travel insurance covering medical evacuation, hospitalization, baggage insurance and trip cancellation.
  • Any meals other than specified in the program.
  • Any en-route or personal expenses such as alcoholic & non alcoholic beverages, telephone calls, tips & gratuities, laundry 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.
  • ∙Videography of Paragliding, Personal equipment for trek like clothes, shoes, day packs, personal medical kit etc. However, light weightcarry-mattresses with sleeping bags will be provided by us inside the tents during the trek.
  • ∙Any exigency expenses caused by or liability for disturbance in trip program due to circumstances beyond our normal control. Such as airline delays, road blocks, vehicle malfunctions, weather conditions, sickness, natural disasters, riots etc.

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.

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Option 2:- Itinerary 2 Nights and 3 Days

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