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ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK

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Destination

Annapurna Base Camp

Region

Annapurna Region

Max.Altitude

4,200 Meters

Grade

Moderate to Challenging

Activity

Trekking

Duration

14 Days

Route

Pokhara - Ghorepani - Annapurana Base Camp

Walking Hours

5-7 Hours a day

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge / tea house

Meal

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the trek

Transportation

Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu

Start/End

Kathmandu / Kathmandu

Group Size

2-15 Person

Best Season

Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
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Overview

GUIDED TREK TO NEPAL'S ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP - ABC TREK

Annapurna Base camp Trek or Annapurna Sanctuary Trek (ABC) is the best trekking destination in Nepal. It offers a hike into the dazzling natural amphitheater. You can see the smile of mountains looking at you during sunrise and sunset. You will be peeking into the beautiful peaks of the Annapurna giants. Annapurna 1, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchare. Although there is only one entrance to the sanctuary itself, we follow the hidden path. Lesser-used approaches are hard to find on such popular trails. Finally, we exit routes on our premier Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.  We start our Base Camp Trek with a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. We walk to a village by the Modi River, Birethanti (1000m). Walking through the oak forest we cross several side valleys, which run into the Modi Khola. A stone ‘staircase’ climb takes us to the first Gurung village of Chomrong (2060m). Trekking past Hinku cave, we reach the place also known as the ‘gate’ into the Sanctuary.

A pass between the spectacular peaks of Hiunchuli and Machapuchare. The glaciated and snow-covered peaks of the Sanctuary form a spectacular barrier. Dazzling views confront us as we trek up through the last permanent settlements. At Machapuchare Base Camp (3729m) we explore the superb views of ‘Fishtail’ mountain. While here we will also visit the Annapurna South Base camp.

The vast amphitheater of the Annapurna Sanctuary is full of famous Himalayan peaks. The ‘fishtail’ spire of Machapuchare (6997m) is well known among travelers. Gangapurna (7454m), Annapurna 1 (8091m), the unclimbed Fang (7647m) and Annapurna South (7273m). The only approach follows the Modi Khola Valley. You need to make a way through forests of oak, rhododendron, and bamboo. You will also come across local Gurung villages living in a world of soaring peaks.

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Itinerary

01
Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon arrival meet and assist by Parikrama Treks representative. Transfer to hotel. On the way get a glimpse of the Hindu biggest Pashupatinath temple.

02
Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley & an orientation

After having breakfast at the hotel, we take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley; you will be escorted by a professional tour guide, we will take you to visit Kathmandu Durbar squire, Monkey Temple, Pasupatinath Temple, and Bouddhanath Stupa and return to the hotel, you will have some time to shop your trekking equipment and overnight at hotel, (B).

03
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 Km / 6 Hours)

We drive along the scenic Trisuli and Marsyangdi River to reach Pokhara, it’s a pretty good drive as we go by the beautiful river which is also good for rafting;  we view Ganesh Himal and the Manaslu peak as well during the driving. Pokhara is a tourist's paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, & temples of Buddhists and Hindus along with her lovely mountains; after 6 hours of driving; we will arrive in Pokhara, the city of lakes…Welcome to this beautiful town of serene lakes that gives so much meaning to your holidays.

04
Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) and Trek to Tikhedunga (1577m / 4 Hours)

After having breakfast at the hotel, we start our driving to Nayapul which takes approximately one and half hours, then we start the first part of our hiking out to Tikhedunga (1577M) Via Birethanti (1065m.) this part of trekking is a pretty easy flat out hike as we pass through several small lively villages and settlements. After some time, we will ascend gently to the final destination of the day.

05
Trek to Ghorepani (2675m / 6 Hours)

We start our trekking after having breakfast at the guest house and we ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. This path gives us breathtaking views of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and the grand Annapurna (7219m) south on the way. Our trail now gets quite easy going as we pass through rhododendron and shadowy forests amidst the cackling of birds which gives us good feelings till we ascend gently up to the final camp.

06
Hike to Poonhill (3180m.) and trek to Tadapani (2675m / 6 hours)

Today, We hike to Poonhill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise views over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountains in the morning; Poonhill has always been a symbol of beauty for the Annapurna region; we then hike down to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast at our lodge and trek to Tadapani (2650m.), Most part of the trail we trek is through blooming rhododendron forest; the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom.

07
Trek from Tadapani (2675m) to Chomrong (5 Hours)

We start our trekking after having breakfast at the lodge and we will enjoy our hike by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak, and other kinds of dense forests. We hear the chirping of different kinds of birds on the way to Kim rung Khola. We then straightaway ascend steeply and walk at a flat level for 45 minutes with gentle steep paths in-between and flat all the way to Chomrong which is the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp. Chomrong is a village that is situated at the base of the Himalchuli.

08
Trek from Chhomrong to Himalaya (7 Hours)

We start our trek after taking a hot breakfast at the lodge; the trail descends on a stone stairway for the first one and half hours and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a suspension bridge, then climbs out of the side valley. High above the Modi Khola on its west bank, the trail passes through forests of bamboo, rhododendron, and oak. Climbing further on a rocky path we will reach Sinuwa, at 2350m & then we trek gently through the forest and descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests to reach Bamboo and walk on gently towards Dovan and Himalaya.

09
Trek from Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp (4170m) via Machhapuchare Base Camp (3820m) - 6 Hours

We start our trek after having breakfast at the lodge, the valley widens and becomes less steep and you can see the gates to the sanctuary from here. As the trail continues into the sanctum, it crosses two avalanche tracks on a narrow trail that hurdles up against the cliffs. After a short trek, we will be at Bagar (3310m.), a green meadow with some abandoned hotels. The normal trail follows the left side of the valley. Now the trail appears gently ascending until Machhapuchare Base Camp (3820m.) This is one place where we enjoy some of the best landscapes in the venture; we will enjoy the view of Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.). The path follows through alpine meadows and after some distance, our trails go gently up. After a short trek, we begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp at (4170m.), congratulation that you now have reached the Annapurna Base Camp, the destination of our holiday.

10
Trekking from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630m / 6 hours)

After having breakfast at the guest house, we will visit the Base camp and surrounding views, the views of the Himalayas from the base camp is amazing, then we will start our trekking back to the Dovan, It takes about six hours, it’s much easier as we go down. You should have no problem reaching Sinuwa from Annapurna Base Camp in a single day, however; we have chosen this route as some trekkers may have problems going down due to shaking or wobbling legs that could be fatigued.

11
Trekking from Dovan to Jhinudanda (1750m / 6 Hours)

After having breakfast at the lodge, We start our trekking and the path is a descent to Bamboo passing through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks, and bamboo plants. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up an hour and the trail is quite flat until Sinuwa. We trek gradually descending to the Chhumrong Khola and we have to follow a stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhumrong. The last part of the trail is steep down to Jhinudanda. We enter into our rooms at the guest house then we could go to the Hot Springs to take a refreshing bath in the warm natural hot waters.

12
Trek from Jhinudanda to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (6 Hours)

After having breakfast at the hotel, we start our trekking and the first part of the trek is descent and then appears through flat land until Birethati, we will stop at Birethati for lunch and after walking about 30 minutes to Nayapul, there will be our car/van waiting for us to take us back to the civilization, Pokhara the city of lakes and natural wonders.

13
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (6 Hours)

We take a tourist bus at 7 AM after b/fast to drive to Kathmandu and the driving will be a fantastic experience as we drive past many satellite towns on the way and we are able to see rural settlements, gushing rivers, terraces, and green rural landscapes; after 6 hours driving we will arrive Kathmandu.

14
Transfer to the airport for your departure

You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to next destiantion

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What is Included

  • Upon arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer you to your Hotel.
  • Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle in Kathmandu transfers
  • 3 star hotel accommodation in cities on B/B basis
  • World Heritage sites for Sightseeing Tours during your stay in cities
  • Expereinced English speaking guife for sight-seeing tour by private tourist vehicle
  • All land Transport Including Cities to Cities, from hotel to starting and ending point of trek
  • Lodges/ tea house accommodation in double occupancy or family bed room during the entire trek and climb
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the entire trek and climb
  • Tea and coffee (1 cup) three times daily on trek or climb
  • Services of a trained and Professional license holder English speaking trekking guide (leader)
  • Required number porters to carry your luggage (one porter for every 2 guests) during the trek
  • Proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass for guide and porter
  • Expenses for all Staff including their salary, insurance, domestic airfare, transportation, food and accommodation
  • Warm Clothes and Shoes for porters during the trek
  • Medical First Aid Kit (carried by your guide)
  • Guide with experience of First Aid treatment, AMS safety training certified
  • Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
  • All necessary paper work; trekking conservation/ National Park/ TIMS Card/ Special permits fee as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fee in all monuments during tour
  • Guide airfare if the you are flying to the destination
  • All government taxes, 24.3% VAT & service charges.

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What is Excluded

  • International and Domestic Airfare not listed in the Itinerary
  • Nepal entry visa fee can be issued on your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in cities
  • Emergency Rescue, Evacuation cost or any types of travel, Personal interest items insurance fee
  • Airfare for any sector as per the destination (Quoted separately)
  • Any item of personal nature such as beverages, hot cold drinks, laundry, telephone call, battery charges, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipment
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Food accommodation cost due to Unforeseen act landslide, sick, flight delayed, bad weather,etc
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Tips for trekking, tour staff and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Cost Includes’ section.
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Equipment List

Equipment Checklist

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a camping or tea-house trek in Nepal. Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.


IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

  • Extra layers, gloves, windbreaker and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)


CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

  • Moisture-wicking long-sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture-wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightwight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)


FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)


SLEEPING BAG

  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack


DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and a day pack
  • Waterproof cover for a daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes


FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;

  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hairbrush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Earplugs for sleeping


OTHER ITEMS

  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen, and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillowcase (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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