Annapurna Base Camp Trek

USD850 per person

ZAR 11,189.32 (approximately, depending on exchange rate)

14 Nights

The Annapurna Base camp trek, also called Annapurna Sanctuary, is the most popular trek in the Annapurna region. The major high of the trekking is the visit to Annapurna Base Camp at an altitude of 4130m.

Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop off service
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-kathmandu transportation
  • Trekking Guide and Trekking porter(Two participant 1 porter, Porter carry 25 Kg )
  • Accommodation during the trekking
  • hotel  in Kathmandu
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks (if required)
  • Trekking permit of National park,
  • TIMS(Trekking Information Management System )
  • Insurance and equipment for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with cultural program in typical Traditional Nepali restaurant

Excludes

  • Personal expenses, foods
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, extra accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Single supplementary (per person accommodation  USD 50) Per night
  • During the trekking single supplementary is USD 100
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Extra Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu other than mentioned in Itinerary

 

The entire journey revolves around getting into the Annapurna Sanctuary, a natural amphitheatre surrounded by 360 degree views of high mountains including tenth highest mountain Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7273m), Machapuchare(6997m), Gangapurna (7454m), Hiunchuli,(6444m) etc.

The trail passes through the forests of bamboo, oaks and rhododendron and beautiful Gurung villages of Ghandrunk, Chhomrong and Dhampus. The landscape is dotted with farm terraces, monasteries, streams, lakes and rivers. You will also make a side trip to Poon Hill (3210m), a perfect vantage point to catch Himalayan sunrise and sunset and a panorama of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna ranges and many more. You will also be able to enjoy hotspring at Jhinu Danda on your way back.

The trekking starts from the beautiful town of Pokhara where you will have plenty of time to relax before and after the trip. The best seasons to do Annapurna Base Camp trek is during Spring or Autumn when there is better visibility with sunny blue skies.

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival time, a representative from Nepal Trekking Routes will reach Kathmandu International Airport [TIA] to welcome and receive you. You will then be escorted to your hotel where you can refresh and relax and in the evening a welcome dinner program will be organized at a Nepali restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2

Sightseeing / Cultural Day in Kathmandu Valley

After enjoying morning breakfast, you will be picked by your guide from the hotel and take around Kathmandu for sightseeing. You will visit world heritage monuments such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swoyambunat and Bouddhanath. In the evening, our trekking guide will conduct a briefing about the trekking program before dinner. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 3

Kathmandu to Pokhara

You will take a 30 min flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The flight will be short and scenic. Or alternatively you can drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 6 hours. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 4

Pokhara to Tikhe Dhunga(1491m)

Your trekking starts from today. After breakfast, you will drive to Naya Pul, the starting point of your trek. The trek quickly enters a village trail following Modi Khola. A 2 hour trek will reach you to the small town of Birethanti. En-route you will pass through Sudami before reaching Tikhe Dhunga. Overnight in Tikhe Dhunga.

Day 5

Trek to Ghorepani (2750m)

Continue your trek ahead through rhododendron and oak forests. You will be crossing through numerous streams to reach Nangethanti where you will have lunch. From here it is another 2 hours walk to Ghorepani. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Day 6

Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m)

The trek to Poon Hill is perhaps the most popular part of this trek. Poonhill at 3210m is the most popular viewpoint to watch Annapurna, Fishtail and Dhaualigir peaks. It will take around 1.5 hrs to be atop the Poonhill from Ghorepani. Return to to Ghorepani and have a sumptuous breakfast before heading towards to Tadapani via Banthanti. Overnight in Tadapani.

Day 7

Tadapani to Chhomrong (2210m)

The trail from Tadapani to Chhomrong goes back and forth along Modi Khola. By the time you arrive in Chhomrong you will fairly be in cusp of Himal Chuli peak. Overnight in Chhomrong.

Day 8

Chhomrong to Doban (2540m)

There is a forest of pine and rhododendron you have to pass after you cross Chhomrong Khola. You will trek past villages of Sinuwa, Kuldi Ghar and Bamboo. It will not be long before you are in Doban (2540m). Overnight in Doban.

Day 9

Doban to Deurali (3170)

As you go deeper into the Annapurna region, you are likely to find many wildlife in the forests along with amazing views of Himalayan peaks. Today you will get the first taste of Mt. Macchapuchre or Fishtail mountain. On the way you can explore Hinko cave, a natural cave hanging on to a cliff. Overnight in Durali.

Day 10

Deurali to Annapurna Base camp

The challenge of trekking through moraines and boulders remain in this ection of the trail. AS you approach the Machhapuchhare Base Camp you will enter the Annapurna Sanctuary. From here it is another 45 minutes walk to reach the Annapurna Base Camp. The base camp offers a surrounding views of tallest Himalayan peaks of Annapurna.

Day 11

Annapurna Base Camp descend to Sinuwa

After breakfast you will return to Sinuwa following the same trail you had used to climb up. Overnight in Sinuwa.

Day 12

Sinuwa to Ghandrung (1940m)

The trail through Sinuwa to Ghandruk goes downhill and then uphill to Kimrong and then to Deurali. The short distance from Deurali to Ghandruk is complemented by superb views of Himalayam ranges in the horizon. Ghandruk is a popular Gurung village which also has a Gurung Museum. Overnight in Ghandruk.

Day 13

Trek to Birethanti, Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara (910m)

You will again be retracing your steps to Nayapul via Birethanti. You will be drive to Pokhara from Birethanti. Overnight in pokhara.

Day 14

Drive back to Kathmandu

Enjoy a scenic highway drive back to Kathmandu which takes about 6 hours.

Day 15

Kathmandu

Depending on the time of your departure, our representative will accompany you to Tribhuvan International Airport.

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