ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK

$1400 USD
5,554m/18,192ft 12 Days 1 to 12 People

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Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13550feet.) trek is a moderate nature trek that starts at Nayapul, a short drive of 2 hours from Pokhara. The trail takes you through forests and fascinating traditional villages of the Nepal’s indigenous communities of Gurung and Magar who will greet you very warmly(if you cared to stop for a conversation). The views from the first rays of the sun at the break of dawn magic of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayans from Ghorepani (Poon Hill,3210m.), that is absolutely magnificent. The hike continues through jaw-dropping blossoming dense rhododendron forest and Bamboo with unparalleled snowy peaks scenery in the background to Tadapani. After reaching to Chhomrong Gurung village, we follow the breathtaking Modi Khola gorge and passes through stands of rhododendron and bamboo. By the time you reach the large rock over hanging, known as Hinku Cave, you will have noticed that the vegetation has thinned and the gorge narrowed to be only a few hundred meters wide. Steep snow-clad ridges falling from Hiunchuli on the left and Machhapuchhre on the right from the sanctuary. We get to Annapurna base camp hardly. The Ghorepani (Poonhill 3210m), Ghandruk village, Annapurna Base Camp (4130m.) view point and Jhinu (Natural hot spring) are major attraction point of this trek. The Annapurna Region is surrounded by many Himalayan ranges which include the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and famous virgin Fishtail(Machhapuchhre) mountain. The Annapurna base camp trek will be more interesting in spring as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers. The imaging trip can be done anytime of the year. This is a classic trek which allows access to the high mountains of the Himalaya within a reasonable time-frame and with a maximum altitude of 4000m. Accommodation and food is provided in the local lodges.

DAY 01: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU
Arrive in Kathmandu. Upon arrival, meeting assistance and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 02: FULL-DAY SIGHTSEING TOUR
After breakfast commence on a full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley. Morning, visit Old Kathmandu city with its stone paved lanes which includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kumari Ghar, Kasthamandap, Tribhuwan Museum & other temples dotted inside Hanuman Dhoka area. After visit, continue to Swoyambhunath stupa localted at hilltop overlooking Kathmandu valley. Swoyambhunath stupa is also known as “Monkey temple” and is popular for view of Himalayas and entire valley floor. Afternoon, visit Patan city. Visit includes Krishna temple, Patan Durbar Square, Mahaboudhi stupa & Golden temple. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 03: FULL-DAY SIGHTSEING TOUR & DRIVE NAGARKOT
After breakfast, visit Pashupatinath temple which is holiest temple for Hindus around the world. Also visit Cementation Ghat located on the bank of Bagmati river. Continue to Boudhnath stupa which is among one of the biggest Buddhist stupa in the world. Afternoon drive to Bhaktapur city also known as “Bhadgaon”. Visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square area, Nayatapola temple, Pottery square and many other. Entering the Durbar Square (palace square) through the Royal Gate, the sparseness of the temples is immediately apparent, compared to the profusion in the durbar squares of Kathmandu and Patan. Many of the highly decorated buildings and shrines were destroyed in the 1934 earthquake. However, the main square still contains a few temples and other architectural show pieces; the Lion Gate, the statue of Bhupatindra Malla, the Palace of 55 windows, the Bell of the barking dogs, the Batsala temple and the replica of Pashupatinath temple. After visit continue drive to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is one of the popular hill station located close to Kathmandu. Nagarkot is famous for incredible sunrise and sunset view over Himalayas. On clear day even Mt. Everest can be seen from here. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 04: DRIVE NAGARKOT/POKHARA (238 KMS/6.5 HRS)
Early morning is free to enjoy sunrise from your hotel. Morning, drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is famous for wonderful views of Himalayas and its snow fed lakes. Pokhara’s bewitching beauty has been the subject of many travel writers. Its pristine air, spectacular backdrop of snowy peaks, serene lakes and surrounding greenery make it ‘the jewel in the Himalaya’, a place of remarkable natural beauty. With the magnificent Annapurna range forming the backdrop and the serenity of three major lakes – Phewa, Rupa and Begnas – Pokhara is the ultimate destination for relaxation. Pokhara Valley, gateway to the Annapurna region where many a trekker finds his Shangri-la, sits high on the list of ‘must visit’ places in Nepal. Rest of the day is free to stroll around Phewa Lakeside area. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 05: SARANGKOT EXCURSION & HALF-DAY POKHARA
Early morning, excursion to Sarangkot to see sunrise over Mt. Annapurna, Dulagiri massif & Mt. Fishtail (escorted by driver). Return to hotel for breakfast. Later commence on a half-day Pokhara city tour which includes Bindavashini temple, Seti Gorge, Devis fall & Gupteshowr Mahadev cave. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 06: DRIVE TO NAYAPOOL & TREK TO TIKHEDHUNGA
Morning, drive to Nayapool. From here our trek will start. Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540 m/5 hrs walk). Tikhedhunga (1520m) is a small village on the way to Ghorepani. A waterfall can be found along the trail at the north end of the village where the trail crosses the Bhurung Khola. The town hosts a new Secondary School and Trekkers can avail of a number of lodges before making the steep ascent to Ulleri. Overnight at Local Lodge
DAY 07: TREK TO GHOREPANI
Today we will climb uphill to Ulleri. Ulleri (2020m) is a stopping point located about 400m above the Bhurundi Khola. The village offers trekkers the first views depending on direction of Annapurna South. Further continue to Ghorepani (2874m/5.5 Hrs). Overnight at Local Lodge
DAY 08: TREK TO TADAPANI
Starting early our climb to Poon Hill (3195m) with a brilliant spectacle from this vintage point providing an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. Poon Hill offers the splendid Himalayan views including the Mount Dhaulagiri 8167m, Annapurna I 8091m, Fishtail / Machhapuchhre 6998m, Nilgiri 7041m, Annapurna south 7219m, Annapurna II 7939m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Lamjung Himal 6988m etc. From Ghorepani the trail climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). We descend to reach Banthanti, then wind our way to Tadapani (2540m). Overnight at Local Lodge
DAY 09: TREK TO CHOMRONG
The trail drops down through rhododendron and oak forests, arriving at Chhomrung for lunch. Chhomrung is a Gurung Village, and the highest permanent settlement in the valley with tremendous view across to Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare. Overnight at Local Lodge
DAY 10: TREK TO DOBAN
The trail descends via a stone staircase and then crosses the Chhomrung Khola. We climb high above the Modi Khola on its west bank, passing through forests of bamboo, rhododendron. The trail now climbs to Kuldi, before descending a long, steep, stone staircase to Dovan. Overnight at Local Lodge
DAY 11: TREK TO MACHHAPUCHRE BASE CAMP OR ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP
From Dovan the trail climbs high above the river, on to the lateral moraine, and down the other side to the glacier. Upon arrival at Machhapuchre Base Camp, check-in at Local Lodge. If you still can walk uphill then you can continue further to Annapurna Base Camp. Overnight at Local Lodge
DAY 12: EXCURSION TO ABC & TREK DOWN TO BAMBOO
We climb very early to the viewpoint for a stunning sunrise. After breakfast we retrace our steps to Bamboo. Overnight at Local Lodge
DAY 13: TREK TO CHOMRONG
From Bamboo the trail descends a long, stone staircase through bamboo and rhododendrons forests to Kuldi and leading to Sinuwa. From Sinuwa the trail leads downhill to the Modi Khola, where we then climb steeply to Chhomrung. Overnight at Local Lodge
DAY 14: TREK TO GHANDRUNG
From Chomrong the trail heads back to Taglung, and then descends gently through forests to Kummu. The trail carries on down to Ghandrung where there are refreshing views of Annapurna South. Ghandrung is one of the biggest Gurung settlements in western Nepal. From here, you can see the good view of Gangapurna, Machhapuchare (Fishtail), and Mount Annapurna south and other snowy Mountains. If time permits, you have a chance to visit ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) head office, local museum and village. Overnight at Local Lodge
DAY 15: TREK TO NAYAPOOL & DRIVE POKHARA
From Ghandrung we trek downhill through villages and terraced fields to Syauli Bazaar and on to Nayapul. Here we arrange transport back to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 16: FLY/DRIVE TO KATHMANDU
Return back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 17: DEPARTURE TRANSFER
Departure transfer to Kathmandu airport in time to connect outbound flight.
  1. Accommodation in Pokhara in B&B basis.
  2. All your Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  3. Clean Tea-house accommodation around, during the trek.
  4. Transportation cost according to above itinerary.
  5. Government license holder English speaking guide and his food, accommodations, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine and transportations.
  6. Annapurna Conservation area fee (ACAP)
  7. Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
  8. Travel & Rescue arrangements.
  9. All our government taxes and official expenses.
  1. Lunch and dinner during your stay in Cities.
  2. Entrance fee while during sightseeing around Pokhara.
  3. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, extra hot drinks, sweets, snacks, tips, etc.,
  4. All beverages and bar bills.
  5. Travel Insurance (Essential).
  6. Personal trekking equipment.
  7. Tips for staffs and driver’s.
  8. Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances that is beyond our control.
  9. Other costs that are not mentioned above as include(s).
Historic Landmarks

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Professional Guide

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Fully Narrated Tour

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Trip Itinerary

View Times Square, the US Customs building, Federal Hall, Wall Street, the 9/11 Memorial, the South Street Seaport and more.

9:00 AM - Times Square

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11:00 AM - Chrysler Building

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12:00 PM - Grand Central Station

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