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TRIPS FACTS

Duration: 16 Days

Max. Altitude: Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)

Trek Grade: Moderate + Strenuous

Best Travel Time: February – June, September – November

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Tea house during trek

Transport: Car/Bus/ Plane

Activity: City tour, Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

If you are willing for a beautiful trek which make feeling like to be in a wonderland, Annapurna Base Camp would be the most spectacular and unbelievable exotic place to have delight for the lifetime.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is located north-central part of Nepal; cheering series of Himalayan peaks, includes the 10th highest mountain in the world called Annapurna 1st (8091m). The Annapurna Conservation area project protects the Annapurna region.

Your trekking trail begins after one and a half hours drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. During trekking, one can see the realistic existence of Gurung culture, their lifestyles and enjoy the panoramic view of Himalayas.

So be ready to live your short span of life with exotic nature and medley adventure in Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport
Day 02: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
Day 03: Fly or Drive to Pokhara
Day 04: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1540m)
Day 05: Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2775m)
Day 06: Ghorepani to Poon Hill and then to Tadapani (2540m)
Day 07: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2040m).
Day 08: Chhomrong to Dovan (2540m)
Day 09: Dovan to Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3700m)
Day 10: Machhapuchhare Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)
Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2340m)
Day 12: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1750m)
Day 13: Jhinu Hot Spring to Pothana (1990m)
Day 14: Pothana to Pokhara
Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu, Take a 25 minutes flight or 6/7-hour Drive.
Day 16: Final Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport.

Airport representative of ‘Adventure Travel Tailor Ltd’ will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu. Then you will be taken to your hotel. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking. If you arrive at night, we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast. While you are in Kathmandu you will have time fascinating Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions are highlighted on our guided tour. There’s time to explore the city’s many charms on your own too. In the evening delicious traditional Nepali welcome dinner wait for you. (Welcome-Dinner)

Day 02: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley

The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath might make you feel calm and peace and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square takes you to the ancient Nepalese culture. On journey back to hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies, and lifestyle. After your dinner, you can perhaps take leisurely stroll through the famous streets like Thamel, Kings Way, New Road etc.

Day 03: Fly or Drive to Pokhara

After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport to take a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. During the short flight, you will have majestic views of glorious Manaslu Peaks and the snowcapped Annapurna and Langtang Himalaya range. Or you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7-hour drive via scenic Prithivi Highway enjoying short stops for lunch and breakfast and scenic beauty all the way around. In the evening, a boating trip on Phewa Lake will be followed where you can enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna Himalaya Range reflected in all its glory in the calm green water of the lake and visit Bindavasini Temple which is only accessible by boat.

Day 04: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1540m)

Enjoying the breakfast in very morning, your journey for Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill trek begins. A car drive for about 1 and half hour through large village lumle brings you to Nayapul. The trek starts from here, dropping at first on a staircase and then traversing high above the river on a wide stone-paved trail to a large and prosperous town Birethanti (1000m). The trekking trail today follows winding bamboo forests and waterfalls with plunge pools inviting you for a refreshing swim. Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches a small village Sudami, where you can have your lunch. After lunch climb steadily up the side of the valley to reach Hille (1510m) and after a short waking you will arrive Tikhedunga. We spend the overnight at guest house.

Day 05: Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2775m)

The trail crosses the Tikhedunga River on a suspension bridge, then drops and crosses the Bhurungdi khola on a large bridge at 1520m. The trail ascends on a stone staircase that is said to have more than 3300 steps. The unrelenting staircase continues to the large Magar village of Ulleri (2080m). From Ulleri the trail gently climbs through pastures and cultivated fields. You walk up besides the cascading river through refreshingly cool oak and Rhododendron forest. The trail crosses two sparkling clear streams, a small ridge and another stream before making a short climb to Nangathanti (2460m). We have a little rest with lunch here at Nangathanti. In winter, the trail can be covered with snow. The day destination Ghorepani (2750m) is reached after about an hour past Nangathanti.

Day 06: Ghorepani to Poon Hill and then to Tadapani (2540m)

Most people rise before dawn the following day to make the early-morning excursion to Poon Hill (3210m), one of the best Himalayas viewpoint in Nepal, provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. The spectacular panorama stretches from Dhaulagiri I (8167m) and Tukuche (6920m) to Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiuchhuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m). Gangapurna (7454m), Lamjung Himal (6986m) and the Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhre 6997m) make your breath and eyes caught. Watching the beautiful sunrise is a defining moment with lots of pleasure and tranquility. After breakfasting our trek to Tadapani starts. A short early morning climb to the Deurali pass for a spectacular panorama over Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Trail descends steeply through dense moss-covered forest with rich bird life to Tadapani which also provides a close-up sunset view.

Day 07: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2040m).

Very almighty rhododendron forests and fine terraces went passing through our trail to the Chhomrong village. Above the village is the mighty peak of Annapurna South with the Mt. Fishtail, facing it across the valley. Chhomrong is a beautiful village with lots of Lodges providing good facilities. Chhomrong is a gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary trek and inhabited by Gurung, one of the major ethnic groups of Nepal.

Day 08: Chhomrong to Dovan (2540m)

Leaving Chhomrong, the trail descends via a stone staircase and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a swaying Suspension bridge. Then climb out of the side valley passing through deep forests of bamboo, Rhododendron, and oak. The portion of the day’s trek follows another ascent to Kuldi (2470m). Descend a long, steep, slippery stone staircase into a deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Dovan.

Day 09: Dovan to Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3700m)

A trek of narrow Modi Khola valley brings you almost to the base of M.B.C. There is technically no such thing as ‘Machhapuchhare Base Camp’, since ascents of the mountains are prohibited. The mountain views are stupendous; the panorama includes Hiuchhuli, Annapurna ranges and the ever-changing Machhapuchhare. This area is called the Annapurna sanctuary since it is surrounded by mountains. A huge amphitheater enclosed by a solid wall of snow-capped peaks which include Annapurna I, Annapurna III and the fish tail spire of Machhapuchhare.

Day 10: Machhapuchhare Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)

The climb to Annapurna Base Camp takes under two hours. You descend a small ridge branching out from the mountain pass to mountainside with widespread terraced fields showcasing tranquil meadows and lush fertile farming land. As you reach Annapurna South Base Camp, witness awesome picturesque landscapes, majestic panoramic view of snow-capped mountainous peaks and varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna massive. Tremendous Annapurna Range stops your heartbeat for a while; whole day without rest chill out around to explore ABC.

Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2340m)

Heading back down the valley is much easier. We will have some amazing glimpse of sunrise over Mt. Annapurna and surrounding ranges. Even if you do explore in the morning, you will have no problem reaching Bamboo passing through Himalayan Hotel and Dovan. You trek gently ascend through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. Keep an eye out for troops of black-faced ‘Langur’ monkeys. At night you will find yourself in a guest house.

Day 12: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1750m)

Retrace our steps back down to apple-pie country. The trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar and now the trail is quite flat until you reach Sinuwa. You trek gradually descends to the Chhomrong Khola and you must follow stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhomrong. The trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo forest with majestic mountains scenery, especially Mt. Machhapuchhare. An hour walk will take you to Jhinu Danda. You enjoy the natural hot spring and explore the area around.

Day 13: Jhinu Hot Spring to Pothana (1990m)

After breakfast next morning, the trail descends where you find beautiful waterfalls. Beyond this town, the trail ascends gently crossing numerous streams and terraces continuing to Landruk, a beautiful Gurung village which provides an excellent view of the surrounding mountain ranges. The trail emerges in the main Modi Khola valley and reaches Tolkha (1850m) and continues towards Pothana. The view of Machhapuchhare (6997m) is excellent from here, except that from this angle it looks more like Matterhorn than a fish tail.

Day 14: Pothana to Pokhara

Today we will walk along a paved stone trail through Rhododendron forests arriving at Dhampus (1750m). The village is inhabitant of Brahmans, Chhetris and a few Gurungs. Now you trek through flat land for some distance and steeply descend to Dhampus Phedi. After a rest here we will walk mostly downhill through fields to the forest and on to the Phedi. A 30 min drive from Phedi brings you to Pokhara. We spend a beautiful night in beautiful Pokhara city.

Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu, Take a 25 minutes flight or 6/7-hour Drive.

You can take a flight or drive by tourist bus/Private car to Kathmandu. At the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show, taking some beautiful snaps and making up your mind for the returning journey. (Or stay longer for short tours such as drives at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking etc).

You can have a greeting exchanging among friends and buy some souvenirs.

Day 16: Final Departure

We will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home. Wish you best of luck for rest of your life having very great experiences and adventures.

US$ 999.00 Per Person (Minimum 2 Person)

Includes

  • Airport – Hotel – Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Different category of twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu and including daily breakfast.
  • Guided tour of Kathmandu city with expert tour guide and private vehicle.
  • Experienced, trekking guide (trained in wilderness first-aid and altitude sickness)
  • Service of Potters, One Potter for between two trekker’s including their meals, accommodation, wages, equipment, clothing, medicine and accidental insurance.
  • Lodges accommodation during the entire trekking.
  • Daily meals chosen from the menu (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit fees.
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) fee.
  • Pokhara to treks start point – Nayapul and trek finish point – Phedi to Pokhara transport by private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu transport by tourist bus. (If you want to take a flight or want to travel by private vehicle is available by adding extra cost)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers.
  • Welcome and Fare-well Nepali dinner in typical restaurant in Kathmandu.
  • All necessary paper works, office service charge and all Government taxes.

Excludes

  1. Lunch and Dinner in city hotels Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  2. Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the (TIA) airport.
  3. City tour sightseeing entry fees if any applies.
  4. Alcoholic, hot, cold drinks, hot or cold showers during the trekking.
  5. Personal expenses such as laundry bill, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera, and mobile battery charging.
  6. Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  7. Personal trekking gears.
  8. Tips for guide, staff, and driver.
  9. Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price includes section.

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