ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK

ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK ( 12 Nights / 13 Days )

overview

Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the best trek in the world which gives trekkers the view of most spectacular mountain scenery in the Himalayas with Annapurna I (8,091 m) – the 10th highest in the world. It is the best route for experience of cultural insight& life style of Nepalese, moderate adventure and Himalayan views. The highlights of the trip are :

  • Impressive Sunrise and mountain views from Ghorepani and Poon Hill
  • Typical Gurung village along the trekking route
  • Fishtail (Machhapuchhre) Base Camp
  • Spectacular mountain and glacier views from Annapurna Base Camp
  • Natural Bath in hot spring at Jhinu

itinerary

  • Day 01

    Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters) & transfer to hotel.

    Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan Int`l airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying our travel agency signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transffered to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

    Meals: No I Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Day 02

    Drive to Pokhara (900 m) by tourist bus – 7 hrs

    Early morning yoga class.

    Breakfast & then Our trekking staff will pick you up at the hotel at 6:30am and escort you to the bus station. The bus to Pokhara leaves at around 7:30am. A beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake, Pokhara is also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu, hence providing the perfect starting point for our trek.

    Evening meditation

    Meals: Breakfast Only I Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.

  • Day DAY 03:

    Drive to Nayapul (1,010m) – 1 hr. Trek to Tikhedunga (1,570m) – 3 hrs

    Early morning yoga class.

     

    We begin our trek at Nayapul after a 1-hour drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a short 15-minute walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1,015m) a large village with many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1,495m and after a short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1,570m. Today’s walk is relatively short and easy, a prelude to the trekking experience in the Annapurna region.

    Evening meditation

    Meals: Full board (B, L & D) I Overnight at a guesthouse.

  • Day 04

    Trek to Ghorepani (2,840m) – 5 hrs

    Early morning yoga class. Breakfast & then, we move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri, a large Magar village at an altitude of 2,070m. The trail ascends more gently from this point, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti at 2,250m. Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2,460m. After an hour walk we arrive at Ghorepani (2,840m).

    Evening meditation

    Meals: Full board (B, L & D) I Overnight at a guesthouse.

  • Day 05

    Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m); and trek to Tadapani (2,610m)

    Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at an elevation of 3,210m, morning yoga class there with brilliant mountain range spectacle; this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas. There we spend about 1 hour, then returning to Ghorepani we take a hot breakfast at a hotel. Then we make a climb along ridges, and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2,960m). After that we descend to the Banthanti, then turning off to Tadapani.

    Evening meditation.

    Meals: Full board (B, L & D) I Overnight at a guesthouse.

  • Day 06

    Trek to Chommrong (2,140m) – 5 hrs

    Early morning yoga class. Breakfast & then, the day starts with a steep downhill through rhododendron forests. Leaving Tadapani, we descend through the forests and then the trail eases as we reach Gurjung which is the village of Gurung people, with an easy walk to Chommrong at an elevation of 2,140 m.

    Evening meditation.

    Meals: Full board (B, L & D) I Overnight at a guesthouse.

  • Day 07

    Trek to Himalayan Hotel (2,950m) – 6 hrs

    Early morning yoga class. Breakfast & then, the trail drops down to the Chhomrong Khola and again we continue climbing to Khuldighar at 2,380m where there used to be an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area) check post. There is a clearing in the forest a little further on, from which, the route travels very steeply down a rock bank then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. We walk through bamboo, then rhododendron forests to the Himalayan Hotel.

    Evening meditation.

    Meals: Full board (B, L & D) I Overnight at a guesthouse.

  • Day 08

    Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) – 7 hrs

    Today the trail climbs on past the Hinko Cave, Deurali and then Machhapuchhare Base Camp, which isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted. Since it is totally surrounded by mountains, this area is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. Two hours trek from Machhapuchhare Base Camp takes you to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at elevation of 4,130m. There, you will view unobstructed views of mountain scenery, which is very spectacular.

    Evening meditation

    Meals: Full board (B, L & D) I Overnight at a guesthouse.

  • Day 09

    Trek back to Bamboo (2345m) – 6 hrs

    We follow the same trail down today the trail drops by 1,700m to the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo at 2,345m where there are a few teahouse/lodges available to stay at.

    Evening meditation

    Meals: Full board (B, L & D) I Overnight at a guesthouse.

  • Day 10

    Trek to Jhinu hot spring (1,780m) – 5 hrs

    We follow the same trail until Chommrong. Once we have passed Khuldighar there is an experimental sheep farm, the trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo fields. From Chomrong the trail descends very steeply to the Jhinu hot spring, where you can bathe in natural hot springs.

    Evening meditation

    Meals: Full board (B, L & D) I Overnight at a guesthouse.

  • Day 11

    Trek to Nayapul (1,010 m) – 4.5 hrs. Drive to Pokhara – 1 hr.

    Same day tour of Barahi Temple and Boating in Fewa Lake.

    From Jhinu hot springs we walk at the right side of Modi Khola for 4.5 hrs to Birethanti which can be considered one of the best and the most relaxing walks of the entire trek. We reach Nayapul then an hour drive will take us back to Pokhara.

    After we check in to hotel we will then walk to the Fewa Lake for our boating trip to Barahi Temple and then back to hotel.

    Evening meditation

    Meals: Breakfast Only I Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.

  • Day 12

    Drive back to Kathmandu (1,345m) and free time

    You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto Chitwan jungle safari, rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, and scenic Everest flight, mountain biking and other activities.

    Evening meditation

    Meals: Breakfast Only I Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

  • Day 13

    Transfer to international airport for your final departure

    After breakfast, our airport representative will drop you back to Airport for your final departure with “sweet memory” of Nepal.

    Trip ends… Sweet memories remain!

     Meals: Breakfast Only

prices

Per Person on Twin Sharing in US$ Suppliment
1 2-3 4-6 7-9 10-14 15 & ABOVE Single Room Half Board Full Board

include/exclude

cost include
  • Traditional welcome on arrival at Int`l Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by Tourist vehicle.
  • Welcome drinks upon arrival at hotel.
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in respective hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan in twin sharing basis.
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in respective hotel in Pokhara on BB plan in twin sharing basis.
  • Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (8 nights Trekking Guesthouse in twin sharing and occasionally dormitory style) with all meals(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Local licensed English speaking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • Annapurna Conservation Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
  • Free duffel/kit bag & sun hat. (Yours to keep).
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.
  • Special souvenir on departure.
cost exclude
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. (See the travel insurance page)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax (see the international flights page)
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking and Climbing Equipment (See the trekking equipment page).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Other Services not mentioned in cost including.

Fixed Departure Dates

Scenic Nepal Tour (06 D/05 N)- KTM-Chitwan Park / Pokhara

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

VEHICLE ALLOCATION

Pax Travelling Vehicle Type
2 – 3 ADULTS Toyota / Ford Figo / Tata Indica / Nissan Car
4 – 10 ADULTS Toyota Hi–Ace 13 Seated With Roof For Baggage.
11–14 ADULTS Toyota Or Nissan Jumbo Hi–Ace 16 Seated With Roof For Baggage.
15–21 ADULTS Japanese Costar Bus -24 Seated
22–30 ADULTS Deluxe Tata Mini Bus -35 Seated
31–35 ADULTS Deluxe Coach -40 Seater

HOTELS WE USE

HOTELS WE USE
PROPERTIES

       (Class)

IN KATHMANDU IN POKHARA
Heritage Dwarikas Village
LUXURY(5**) Soaltee /

Radisson /

Annapurna / similar

Hotel Pokhara Grande /

Atithi Resort /

Shangrila Village Resort /

Fishtail Lodge /Similar

PREMIUM(4*) Tibet International /

Shangrila /

Royal Singi /

Similar

Hotel Pokhara Grande /

Atithi Resort /

Shangrila Village Resort /

Fishtail Lodge /Similar

DELUXE(3*)  Vaishali /

Grand /

Summit Residency /

Mirage Lords Inn/ Tibet / similar

Mount Kailash Resort /

Land Mark /

Lake Side Retreat

STANDARD(2*) Manang /

Temple Inn/

Nepal Tara /

Amadablam / Moonlight/ Gangjong / Mountain / similar

Dandelion/ Kantipur/ Utsav Himalaya/ similar
BUDGET Thamel / Heritage /  The Nana Hotels–non A/c rooms/ similar Hotel Center Lake /

Dream Pokhara / similar

Note

TRIP PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY

 

Payment Terms :

  • 100 % payments: At the time of confirmation.

 

Cancellation:

  • 60 – 30 days prior to departure 10% of the tour cost.
  • 29 – 15 days prior to departure 20% of the tour cost.
  • 14 to 7 days prior to departure 40 % of the tour cost.
  • 6 days or less no refunds.

Our cancellation policy applies in every instance. There will be no exception for any reasons therefore; we strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance. This low cost insurance protects all deposits and payments should you have to cancel your trip due to personal or family illness. Should you or anyone in your choice purchase this insurance, please deal directly with the insurance company. Baggage and accident insurance are also available.

 

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