IGS 2015 Post-Symposium Excursion

The local organizing committee is happy to announce that the post-symposium excursion to Annapurna Base Camp will take place from 8 - 17 March, and will be organized by Glacier Safari Treks (http://www.gstreksnepal.com/gstreks/en/). The 8-day trek will take participants into one of the premier trekking regions of Nepal, with spectacular views of the Annapurna Massif, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Dhaulagiri.  No special technical skills are required, but participants should be moderately fit.  

The excursion will depart Kathmandu on Sunday 8 March 2014, and return to Kathmandu on 17 March 2014. A full description of the trek is given here http://www.icimod.org/resource/14879

The total cost of the excursion is approximately $730 USD ($575 for citizens of SAARC member countries), and this includes: guide, porters, cook, 3 meals, and accommodation in the lodges, trekking permit (TIMS), national Park entry fee, transfer in private vehicle Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu, 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara in shared twin rooms and breakfast. The cost of the trek does not include: taxes, meals and hotel in KTM, insurance covering mountain rescue and evacuation, hot showers, snacks, drinks, all personal expenses, gratuities , and meals in Pokhara. A single room supplement in Pokhara is $49 extra.  

Please indicate your interest in the excursion when completing your registration form for the IGS Symposium on Glaciology in High Mountain Asia. Participants will be contacted by Glacier Safari Treks to arrange for advance payment and given further details.