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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Season: Mid Oct -mid Dec & Mar & Apr Location: Annapurna Region Altitude Max. 4,130 m Difficulty level Moderate
Trip Fact

Destination  : Nepal (Annapurna Region)

Duration       : 14 Days

Style of Trek : Lodge Trek

Accommodations

Kathmandu : 03 nights

Trek              : 09 nights

Pokhara       : 01 night

Meals

Breakfast  : 13

Lunch        : XX

Dinner       : XX

Total Price
US $ 1,198.-
Activities: Trekking
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Trip code: FTABC
Trip Details
About Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Trip Highlights:

     

    • Visiting Buddhist Monastery, Ancient Palace and holy Hindu Temple
    • Magnificent view of sunrise over the unobstructed Himalayas
    • Spectacular panorama of Dhaulgiri I (8,167 m), Tukuche, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Tarke Kang (formerly known as Glacier Dome)
    • Visiting Annapurna Base Camp
    • Incredible views of the near vertical south face of Annapurna
    • Beautiful traditional Gurung and Magar Villages enroute

After being cordially greeted by our representative at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be escorted to your designated hotel in the city and be assisted in checking into your room. The timing and location for a short briefing session concerning your trip will be arranged which will include a quick check of your personal trekking gears by our experts. You’ll have the afternoon/evening of that day all for yourself.

Overnight in a  hotel.

Includes: Transfers on a Private AC vehicle & Accommodation

In the morning after breakfast and preparation of the trek, the city guide will pick you up and then drive you to SWAYABUNATH stupa which is perched atop a hill on the western edge of Kathmandu valley. This is one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas said to be 2,000 years old.  After we drive 18 km east to an ancient palace of BHAKTAPUR filled with monuments, most terra-cotta with carved wood columns, palaces and temples. We end our day with a visit to Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine PASHUPATINATH.  We will have some time to do last minute shopping before leaving for the trek.

Overnight at the hotel

Includes: Accommodation, Breakfast & Private Vehicle for sightseeing tour, local guide and entrance fee during the sightseeing tour

After breakfast we drive to the airport for  25 m morning flight to Pokhara, city west of Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Pokhara Airport collect the baggage and then we drive straight to the starting point of the trek Naya Pul . From here we start our trek along the banks of the Modi Khola to Birethanti (1,015m) a large village with many shops and teahouses. Then the trail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola and later it climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1,495m.  We have another short climb to reach Tikhedhunga at 1,575m for an overnight stay. Today’s walk is relatively short and easy, a prelude to the trekking experience in the Annapurna region.

Overnight in the simple mountain lodge

Includes: Transportation, flight, local guide, porter support , simple accommodation,breakfast and permit and conservation park fee

Today the walk is bit longer and harder. It starts with the crossing of Tirkhedunga Khola (river) on a suspension bridge then goes down crossing another river Bhrungdi Khola. We then tackle the tougher part of the trek for around 2 hours as we climb the steep stone staircase to the Magar Village of Ulleri  (2070m.) and Banthanti (2,250 m). From the trail you can have great view of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and the grand Annapurna (7219m) south.(weather permitting) Then the trail from here gets quite gentle  passing through rhododendron and shadowy forests amidst the cackling of birds which gives us good feelings till we ascend gently up to our lodge for an overnight stay.

Overnight at simple Mountain Lodge

Includes: Local guide, porter support, simple accommodation,breakfast, permit and conservation park fee

Early morning excursion to Poon Hill (3193 m), it is about an hour’s climb, provides an even better, unobstructed view of the high Himalaya (weather permitting). You will have a mesmerizing view of the sunrise over stunning snowcapped Himalayas. After spending about an hour at Poon Hill, we walk back to Ghorepani for breakfast. Have breakfast collect the bags then we continue to Tadapani.  The trail initially drops down to Banthanti (2,606m)  for 2 ½ hrs for a lunch break  then walks through rhododendron forest, makes some ups and downs to Tadapani, a clutter of hotels with a dramatic view of mountains at 2,540 m.  In case of good weather you can have a wonderful sunset view over the Himalayas. (weather permitting)

Overnight at the Lodge

Includes: Local guide, porter support, simple accommodation,breakfast, permit and conservation park fee

After breakfast, we start walking downhill through the forests of rhododendrons.  During spring  time these areas are covered with rhododendron flowers giving a magnificent colourful looks. Leaving Tadapani and descending through the forests, we reach Gurung village of Gurjung as the trail eases. After Gurjung, we eventually walk to Chhomrung which is at the elevation of 2,210 m.  You can have superb view of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli, there are also good views of Macchhapuchhare Mt.

Overnight at the Lodge.

Includes: Local guide, porter support, simple accommodation,breakfast, permit and conservation park fee

Today the trail starts with a descends on a stair case cross the swaying suspension bridge then starts climbing up to Sinuwa village (2,340 m).  It further climbs up through rhododendron forest festooned with orchids and ferns.   Then it is a descend down steeply through slippery stone staircase into a deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to Bamboo.  From here it takes around 45 minutes to reach Doban.  We climbs steeply through stands of bamboo, pass through rhododendron forest.  Sometimes trail drops a bit but mostly ascent is the order of the day.  Then after we traverse through several avalanche chutes then we climb on a stone paved trail to Dovan for an overnight stay.

Overnight at the Lodge

Includes: Local guide, porter support, simple accommodation,breakfast, permit and conservation park fee

After breakfast, we continue on our journey by crossing the stream and avalanche chute, than we climb up across a landslide.  In the forest you can find a small temple where local leaves offerings of flowers, clothes etc. It then climbs past a cascade over a rock platform then goes through a trailside temple of Shiva.  After the trail goes on  a rocky trail through forest then  continues up a steep ravine to Hinko Cave. Then we cross the remnants of a glacier, climbs through large boulders to Deorali (3,140 m).

Overnight at the lodge.

Includes: Local guide, porter support, simple mountain accommodation,breakfast, permit and conservation park fee

Today after breakfast, we walk on the wide valley and the trail not that steep. From the way you can see the entrance to the sanctuary.  Then we continue walking through the east side of the valley which climbs through a mix of bamboo and birch forest. We continue to climb up across more avalanche trails, after we walk through a sparse birch forest to MBC.  You can have absolutely fantastic views of the mountains.

Overnight at the Lodge

Includes: Local guide, porter support, simple mountain accommodation,breakfast, permit and conservation park fee

Early morning we take a steep walk for approx. 2 hrs to reach Annapurna BC (4,130 m). The trail climbs high above the river on to the lateral moraine and down the other side to the glacier.  From the base camp you can get a great view of south face of Annapurna in the northwest side., in the west side there is a prayer flag draped viewpoint on the moraine for getting the spectacular view over the glacier.  Then retreat back mostly descending to Dovan Overnight in the Lodge.

Includes: Local guide, porter support, simple mountain accommodation,breakfast, permit and conservation park fee

Today after another great view of the mountains we retreat back to a place called Sinuwa Danda. Then continue down to Chhumrung for an overnight stay.

Overnight at the Lodge.

Includes: Local guide, porter support, simple mountain accommodation,breakfast, permit and conservation park fee

Today we retrace back our steps to the trail junction then take right to stay west above the fields.  After, we descend steeply through forests, pass through Kimrung village then cross the bridge and then continue on the left hand trail.  We then make around 430 m climb through forest to the top of Kumrong Danda (2,220 m) after we have an easy descent to the bridge.  From the bridge we turns east and climb from northwest northwest end to  Ghandruk village.

Ghandruk is one of the largest Gurung settlements in Nepal, and the most comfortable base for trekking in the region. The giant peaks of Annapurna South (7219m) and Hiunchuili (6441m) dwarf the slate-roofed houses and patchwork of lush fields terraced into the hillside, providing a dramatic backdrop on clear days.

After lunch, exploration of village then walk down to Kimchi to catch a vehicle to Pokhara. The drive is around 2 ½ hrs initially in a rough road then later in a paved road.

Overnight at the Hotel in Pokhara.

Includes: Local guide, porter support, simple mountain accommodation, breakfast, permit and conservation park fee

Morning relax and explore Pokhara then in the afternoon fly back to Kathmandu.  Upon arrival Transfer to the hotel.  Then Free for independent activities.

Overnight at the Hotel

Includes: Breakfast, airport transfers and accommodation in Kathmandu

Transfer to the airport as per the flight schedule.

Includes: Breakfast, airport transfers

  • 03 nights twin sharing accommodation on BB basis in Kathmandu
  • 01 night twin sharing accommodation on BB basis in Pokhara
  • 09 nights/10 days Annapurna Base Camp with the support of Guide and a porter, simple accommodation (common bathroom/toilet ) , Breakfast,transportation from Airport (Pokhara) to Naya Pul and then from Kimche to Pokhara
  • TIM’s Card (Permit)
  • Conservation Park Ticket
  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • Duffel Bag
  • Insurance for our staff
  • Basic First Aid kit
  • 15 days Nepal Visa which can be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport upon payment of US $ 25.- in cash. Your passport should have atleast 06 months validity on the day of departure from Nepal and  01 passport size color photograph. For online visa application log on to  http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/
  • Flight fare KTM/PKR/KTM I.E. US $ US $ 246.- net per person (subject to change without any prior notice)
  • Meals : is not included except Breakfast during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Insurance including helicopter rescue
  • Extra expenses of personal nature, internet, phone etc
  • Any extra incurred in case of flight cancellation, medical problem, epidemics, political turmoil
  • Anything not mentioned in the Includes Box
  • Tips expected but not a mandatory

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