Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The Annapurna Sanctuary trek also known as the Annapurna Base Camp trek is famous for trekkers. The principal peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna Himal, including Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare, are arranged almost precisely in a circle about 10 miles in...
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The Annapurna Sanctuary trek also known as the Annapurna Base Camp trek is famous for trekkers. The principal peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna Himal, including Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare, are arranged almost precisely in a circle about 10 miles in diameter with a deep glacier-covered amphitheatre at the centre.
From this glacier basin, known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, the Modi Khola knifes its way south in a narrow gorge fully 3660m deep. Further south, the gorge opens up into a wide and fertile valley, the domain of the Gurungs. The middle and upper portions of Modi Khola offer some of the best short trekking routes in Nepal, and the valley is located so that these treks can be easily combined with treks into the Kali Gandaki region to the west.
The combination of pretty villages and farmland at Ghaundrung, set against the panorama of high peaks beyond makes this one of the most picturesque of treks. Natural hot spring at Jhinudanda.
• Pickups and drops from airport and hotel
• Hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek or a twin- shared basis
• Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
• Transportation in a comfortable private vehicle
• Multilingual, trained and experienced guide
• Potter service charges during the trek
• Permit Fees for trekking
• Welcome and farewell dinners
• Four seasonal sleeping bag, Unlimited Himalaya Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt,and trekking map ( sleeping bag and Duffel Bag are to be returned after trip completion)
• A comprehensive medical kit
• All necessary paper work and permit
• All applicable taxes and service charges
Not Included in the Cost
• Nepalese visa fee
• International airfare to and from Kathmandu
• Excess baggage charges
• Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
• Extra night accommodation
• Travel and rescue insurance
• Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower,etc.)
• Tips for guides and porters
• The services which are not included in our ‘What is Included’ section
Arrive in Kathmandu(1350) – Transfer to Hotel
Actually, Nepal opens in the air; just before the plane lands at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. If you are, lucky enough with the bright sunshine on your arrival day the wide range of soaring Himalayan Peaks to the North is a magnificent view. As you complete the immigration formalities of the airport and make your way out from the Arrivals Terminal, we would offer you a warm Nepalese welcome and transfer you to your hotel in Thamel in a private vehicle. At hotel, you will have a very easy check-in procedure. Let the flight exhaustion go off in the cozy hotel room. In the evening, we will offer you a welcome dinner in one of the finest cultural restaurants of the city.Airports pick up and hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast is included
Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley (1350m) and Trek preparation day
After the breakfast, we will escort you to Pashupatinath- the largest Hindu Temple of Nepal in a private vehicle. The temple dedicated to supreme Hindu God, Shiva banks Bagmati River. At Pashupatinath you will get to see exceptionally carved statues and idols of Hindu deities, a long row of Shiva-Lings, series of small temples and the golden hood at the top of main Temple is truly fascinating. Moreover, an opportunity to witness the Hindu Death ritual at Aryaghat Pashupatinath is an offbeat cultural experience. After the exploration of Pashupatinath we will walk along the busy streets of Kathmandu to Boudhanath. A large domed shaped Buddhist stupa, Boudhanath holds huge religious significance among the Tibetan Buddhists of Nepal. A major shrine on ancient Indo-China trade route Boudhanath offered blessings to traders and scholars for safe journey through the high Himalayan passes to Tibet. Saffron robed monks circumambulating Boudhanath, colorful prayer flags touching the skyline from the dome pinnacle to the base of large monument and the and outlets selling Tibetan souvenirs makes this place a true Tibet outside Tibet. Post lunch the sightseeing tour continues to Kathmandu Durbar Square. The exemplary wooden and stone craftsmanship at the site makes a place the prominent attraction for tourists. The stone paved streets, pagoda style religious monuments inclusive different Hindu deities are the cultural delights of ancient and medieval Nepal at Kathmandu Durbar Square. Today’s final destination for sightseeing tour in Kathmandu takes you to Swayambhunath. A self emerged Buddhist stupa lies on a hilltop overlooking Kathmandu with its watchful eyes. You will get to experience more about Tibetan Buddhism at Swayambhunath.After the full day; sightseeing tour a private vehicle will escort you to your hotel.Day sightseeing and Kathmandu Hotel with breakfast is included
Kathmandu to Pokhara ( Private vehicle/Tourist Bus)
We will pick you up at the hotel at 6:30am and escort you to the bus station. The bus to Pokhara leaves at around 7:00 am.Through the trail we can see beautiful river i.e Trishuli which is also famous for white water rafting, after few hours drive we would reach to the Marshyandi which is famous for fish and hydropower plan. Finally we will reach to the 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. Overnight at a hotel.
Pokhara to Nayapul (1,010m) – 1:30 hr. Trek to Tikhedunga (1,570m) - 4 hrs
We begin our trek at Nayapul after a 1:30 hour drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a short 30-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. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Trek to Ghorepani (2,840m) - 7 hrs
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 and half walk we arrive at Ghorepani (2,860m). Overnight at a guesthouse.
Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m) and trek to tadhapani (2,610m) – 7 hrs
Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at an elevation of 3,210m, a 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. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Trek to Chhommrong (2,140m) - 5 hrs
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 Chhommrong at an elevation of 2,140 m. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Trek to Bamboo (2,350m) - 6 hrs
Today 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 reach bamboo. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Trek to Deurali (3,240m) - 7 hrs
Today the trail climbs up and we ll pass the Himalayan hotel and dovan, Hinko Cave, crossing most of the bamboo forest and rhododendron forest, also if you got lucky we ll see many himalayan langor ( monkey ) on the way to Deurali. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Trek to ABC (4130m) - 6 hrs
Today the trail follow the samy uphill crossing beautiful water fall and rever , after walking 3 hours we ll reach MBC (fishtail base camp ) we ll have small rest there and keep walking towards ABC to get our final destination to enjoy fantastic panoramic view of Annapurna south, baraha shikhar, Annapurna 1st, simha chuli, fishtail gangapurna and many more.Overnight at a guesthouse.
Trek to Bamboo (2,350m) - 7 hrs
We follow the same trail down today the trail drops by 1,700m to the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo at 2,350m where there are a few teahouse/lodges available to stay at. Overnight at a guesthouse
Trek to jhinnu danda (1,645 m) – 6 hrs
We follow the same trail until Chhommrong. Once we have passed Khuldighar there is an experimental sheep farm, the trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo fields. From Chommrong the trail descends very steeply to the Jhinnu hot spring, where you can bathe in natural hot springs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Trek to Nayapul (pokhara) (1,010 m) -7 hrs
From Jhinu hot springs we walk at the right side of Modi Khola for 6 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.Overnight at a hotel.
Drive back to Kathmandu (private vehicle)
During this time we would let you use this free time to bus some souvenir and shopping
Fly back home
Departure; we would drop you to Airport for farewell