Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Activities: Trekking, Hiking and Sightseeing

Trip Duration: 13 N / 14 D

Max altitude: 4130m

Group Size: Min 2 pax

Trip Route: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Nayapul – Ghandruk – Chhomrong – Bamboo – Deurali – Annapurna Base Camp – Bamboo – Chhomrong – Jhinu Danda – Nayapul – Pokhara – Kathmandu

 

Annapurna Base Camp

The first among the ten best treks in the world, Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the ideal trekking in Nepalese Himalayas considered as an international treasure. It offers a fascinating life of middle hill Nepalese ethnic groups from Hindu farmers to Tibetan Lamas. The highlight of the trip are the incredible views of Himalayas, most famous high peaks like Dhaulagiri, Macchapuchre, Annapurana etc, rivers with deep gorges and hot springs. The trek explores and experiences culture, tradition and lifestyle of several cultural villages such as Ghandruk, a beautiful village of hospitable Gurung community. In one sentence Annapurna Base Camp is a dream land and once you visit there your dreams become true.

Highlights of the Trip

  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu & Patan valley
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
  • Breath taking Himalayas and natural beauty
  • Local lifestyle and culture
  • Hot spring
  • Stunning landscapes, sunrise, sunset views over the Himalayas
  • Green terraced farm different waterfalls, swift flowing rivers, and traditional villages
  • Beautiful rhododendron and pine forest, numerous ethnic settlements
  • Machhapuchre Base Camp & Annapurna base Camp
  • Peaceful Pokhara

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal. At your arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, Himalayan Namobuddha Travel and Treks’ representative will be there to welcome you. The representative will help you to check in your hotel rooms. In the hotel, you will be briefed about your activities during the trip. In the evening you will be welcomed with a dinner in one of the typical Nepali restaurant with cultural programs. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu & Patan

After breakfast in the hotel, we do sightseeing around Kathmandu City. We start our day trip from Thamel, this is the famous tourist street of Kathmandu city. You can shop your needy equipments, then to the famous historical place Kathmandu Durbar Square along with tour of local market and local lifestyle of Nepal. And then we will be visiting Patan Durbar Square and living goddess of Nepal – KUMARI of Patan. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (about 7 hrs)

After breakfast in the hotel, we will drive to Pokhara. The first day of our journey begins through drive up to Pokhara, a beautiful lake city. Enjoying the beautiful scenario of greenery hills and villages we’ll reach to Pokhara. Reaching there you have free time on your own. Overnight at Lakeside, Pokhara.

Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and Trek to Ghandruk (5-6 hrs)

Early morning after breakfast in the hotel, we will drive to Nayapul for about 1.5 hrs. Then, our trek starts from Birethati to Ghandruk, a beautiful village of Gurung Community. One can discover the local lifestyle of Gurung community. Overnight in Ghandruk.

Day 05: Trek from Ghandruk to Chomrong (5-6 hrs)

This day our trail leads gradual up to kimringdanda where we can enjoy the great view of mountains like Annapurna South, Himchuli, Fishtail (Macchapuchhre) and Ganggapurna. And we will descend to the Kimrong Khola and Chere Danda then to Chomrong, located on the lap of giant Annapurna massif. Overnight in Chomrong.

Day 06: Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo (4-5 hrs)

This day the trail descends through stone steps and crosses through Chomrong Khola with suspension bridge then ascends up to Sinuwa. After that we will pass through beautiful forest to kulidhar followed by easy downhill walk to Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo.

Day 07: Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3-4 hrs)

This day our trail passes through bamboo forest which is damp and cold, after reaching Himalaya Hotel that the forest opens up and out in sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below. We’ll walk with ascend and descend route, climb up through a much drier forest steeply on zigzag stone path. The most scenic stretch of the day; the vegetation is sparser, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below, and the sheer rock-face cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls. Overnight in Deurali.

Day 08: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp via Macchapuchre Base Camp (5-6 hrs)

This big day our trail begins through a stream, Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp from where we will have an unbelievable beautiful view of Mt.Machhapuchhre including Mt. Himchuli, Mt.Annapurna, Mt.Annapurna I, Mt.Annapurna III, Mt.Gandharvachuli and Mt.Gangapurna. After reaching Annapurna Base Camp, we will make one of the great memories of lifetime enjoying the splendid and panoramic view of snow capped mountainous peaks. Overnight in Annapurna Base Camp (4130m).

Day 09: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (6-7 hrs)

This day, we will have a miraculous sunrise view with majestic shining peaks like gold. Then after breakfast we retrace our trail back to Bamboo. We will have feeling of ultimate joy besides the stunning landscape cheers up while retracing our downhill trek. Overnight in Bamboo.

Day 10: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (5-6 hrs)

This day, ascending up to khudighar and downhill to Chhomrong Khola we will reach to Chhomrong with stone steps. Then, our trail leads descend walk to Jhinu Danda. Today we will have an opportunity to enjoy the hot springs which is just a 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda to soothe our aching body. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.

Day 11: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul and then drive to Pokhara (7-8 hrs)

This day, enjoying the amazing hills of western Nepal, we end our trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.

Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (about 7 hrs)

You will reach Kathmandu by 7 hrs. Upon your arrival transfer to hotel and relax. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 13: Free day in Kathmandu

This day you will have free day on your own.  Also, Himalayan Namobuddha Travel and Trek will take you for a farewell lunch or dinner in one of the finest restaurant in Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 14: Departure day

Today is your departure day. Himalayan Namobuddha’s representative will drop you to Airport 3 hours before scheduled flight. It’s time to bid Nepal farewell visit and appreciate your visit to our country Nepal. Hopefully we shall meet again.

 

Note: Above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make shorter or longer or any other further changes in above itinerary. We will provide you details accordingly.

 

Cost Includes

Airport drop + Pick up by private transportation
Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
Welcome dinner in typical cultural restaurant in Kathmandu.
Private transportation during sightseeing in Kathmandu.
License holder experienced tour guide during sightseeing and his salary, meal, transportation etc.
Local License holder trekking guide during the trek and his salary, accommodation, food, transportation, insurance etc
Local trekking porter and his salary,  transportation , meal, accommodation and insurance
Full board meal during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
All necessary ground transportation during the trek.
All necessary trekking permit and paper works.
Farewell lunch / dinner in Kathmandu.
Guided trekking map.

 

Cost Excludes

Entrance fees for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara .
All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
Personal clothing and gears.
Tips to guide (Expected but not mandatory)
Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control.
Emergency Helicopter rescue (to be covered by your insurance company)
Other things which are not mentioned above.

 

Wish you a wonderful Himalayan experience with us!!!

 

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