Annapurna Base Camp Trek- One of the Best
The Annapurna region will enchant you with unparalleled mountain views that are complemented by heavenly forests of rhododendron and breathtaking natural landmarks as you walk on the trail that will take you in the shadow of the mountains. The mountains loom up north while you make your way into a fairytale land where people live in thatched stone houses surrounded by Buddhist prayer flags that spread the message of love and peace throughout the world.
The region is dominated by the Annapurna Massif, a 55 K long geological masterpiece whose highest point peaks at 8091m/ ft. and is called Annapurna I. The region is also known for the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, the first of a kind conservation effort in Nepal which makes sure the habitat of 1,000 plant species, 400 native birds, and 30 mammal species in the area remains intact.
Walk with us and discover the lifestyles of the local inhabitants of the region, talk to monastic Lamas and ask them about the symbolism of the coloring in Buddhist paintings, peek into the deepest gorge of the world, catch a movie and popcorn in quaint little Manang village, relax and sip on some tea on the shores of Tilicho- the highest lake in the world, huff and puff while crossing the high Thorung La pass, enjoy a dip in the multiple hot springs in the region, catch the sunrise in Poon Hill and above all, enjoy the munificence of beauty contained by the Annapurna
Price: 1100 USD ( minimum 2 pax )
Trip duration: 16 days
Grade: Moderate Trek - Moderate
Activity: Sightseeing and trekking
Trek type: Teahouse trekking.
Accommodation: As per request
Maximum altitude: 4,130m/ 13,546 ft
Best season: mid April-may/ October-November
Trip highlights: snow capped mountains, Base camp, High cliffs, lush forests, culture and traditions, hospitality.
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Day 02 :Sightseeing in UNESCO world heritage site of Kathmandu Durbarsquare and Swayebhunath stupa.
Today is great Sightseeing through UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu City: also known as Kantipur, the capital Kathmandu is the hub of Nepal's art and culture. It is a place for rest, relaxation and easy-day sightseeing of historic and artistic temples and monuments. Kathmandu Durbar Square with its arrays of temples and the ancient palaces of the former Nepali Royals enriches your experience of the centuries old civilisation. Then afternoon we drive to holy place of Buddhist, Swayambhunath:Said to be around 2000 years old, this Buddhist Stupa sits atop a hill. The main stupa is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire crowned by a pinnacle of Copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. The hill of Swayambhu is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples. You’ll get a scenic view of Kathmandu city from there.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara valley (823m/2,700ft), 5-6 hrs drive
Early morning drive by tourist bus to Pokhara through the beautiful Nepalese countryside to reach the Pokhara lakeside and transfer to the hotel and rest of the time explore the surrounding lakeside areas and overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,577m/5,173 ft), 1 hr drive and 4 hrs walk
Today after breakfast our trekking guide will take you for an hour drive to Naya Pul and commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town beside the Modi River. We head up the main trail to Sudami where we climb gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Hile (1495m) before pushing on to Tikhe Dhunga.
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft). 5-6 hrs walk
After breakfast we prepare for the long uphill and start with steeply ascends on the long stone steps to Ulleri village with the amazing landscape and the Himalayan scenery. We spend a pleasant day's trekking through rhododendron and oak forests. The scenery gives you inner power to climb up these steps and immerse you to walk more. After few hours of walking with several breaks in between reaching at Ghorepani, we can enjoy the fantastic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range.
Day 06: Poon hill hike and trek to Tadapani (2540m/8332ft), 6-7 hrs walk
An early morning start for 40 minutes hike up to Poon hill (3210m/10530ft), the route offers the glimpse of the pleasant rhododendron forest. This brilliant viewpoint provides us an unobstructed sunrise over the high Himalayas and the wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and all the way to Manasalu. After a great time return back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trek to Tadapani for overnight.
Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong (2,210m/7,249 ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Dropping down from Tadapani to the Kimrong Khola offers good views of the upper Modi valley. After crossing the suspension bridge the trail follows up to the Gurjung village for your lunch stop. Further trek leads uphill for half an hour we then arrive in the village of Chhomrong (2210m) which lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli. Chhomrong is the biggest Gurung settlement in this valley.
Day 08: Trek to Dovan (2,600m/8,528 ft), 5-6 hrs walk
After breakfast our trail descent to the Chhomrong Khola and then the trail leads us to a small place of Sinuwa hill. After that the trek enters the upper Modi Khola valley. After lunch we continue our trek going down to Bamboo through an uninhabited forest area to Dovan for overnight stay.
Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchre Base Camp (MBC- 3,700m/12,139ft), 4-5 hrs walk
After your breakfast our day start for the route climbs to Himalaya Hotel (2840m). On the way we can explore the Hinku cave, where from the trail crosses a ravine and major avalanche track just further till Deurali (3,000m/9,840 ft) for lunch. After lunch the trail continues into the Machhapuchre Base Camp for overnight stay with the closest view of the Machhapuchre along Annapurna I and Gangapurna.Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC- 4130m/13550ft) 3 hrs walk
After breakfast this day lead you in the heart of the Sanctuary at the Annapurna Base Camp for overnight stay. The trail follows uphill for few hours passing a few roofless shepherds huts along the side of a moraine and this area is windy and often snowbound. This is superb scenery of the Himalaya and can be seen rarely this amazing panoramic view of snow capped mountains surrounding you. Full day you have time to explore and relax at the base camp as per your interest.
Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,300m/7,544 ft), 5- hrs walk
Today wake up with the glimpse of sunrise over Mt Annapurna I and after a great time retrace the journey back to Bamboo for the overnight. As you know that here as well few guest house settled for the purposes of tourism service. You can rest and relax at the evening with a good memorable view of the many snow capped peaks and enjoy the dinner.
Day 12: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1,780m/5,859 ft), 5-6 hrs walk
After breakfast our trail leads to the Khuldi Ghar and retract to Sinuwa hill continuous trek up to the Chhomrong. After lunch the trek steeply descend towards the Jhinu for overnight stay. You may have chance to visit natural hot spring down to the stream and enjoy the hot bath.
Day 13: Trek to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft), 6-7 hrs walk & 1 hr drive
This will be a long day walk follows the river Modi most of the way reaching at Landruk village from here the route follow the down hill path leading back to Syauli Bazaar. The walk is pleasant most of the way following the Modi River until Birethanthi and an easy trek to Nayapul. Our adventure ends here and we drive back to Pokhara for the overnight.
Day 14: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft), 5-6 hrs drive
Early morning drive by tourist bus to Pokhara through the beautiful Nepalese countryside to reach the Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the time relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.
Day 15: The sightseeing in Kathmandu (Pashupatinath, Patan and Baudhanath)
Sightseeing tour through the UNESCO world heritage site; first of all we visit the hindu temple Pashupatinath, which is one of the oldest Hindu Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is for the Hindus what Mecca is for the Muslims. Situated on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple was built in Pagoda Style with gilded roof and richly carved silver doors. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. You’ll also be able to see cremation grounds that lie on the bank of Bagmati behind the temple. Then we drive to the holiest place of Buddhist, Boudhanath Stupa:One of the oldest and the biggest Buddhist monuments ever built in Nepal; Boudhanath is one of the holiest structures imposing a height of 37 meters with three massive level Mandala style platforms. It is surrounded by colourful buildings housing families creating a friendly enclosure. The Stupa is visited every year by tens of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world. Then afternoon we visit Patan City, Located about 5 km south of Kathmandu, Patan is one of 3 royal cities in the valley. A destination for connoisseurs of fine arts, Patan is filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments
Day 16: Departure from Kathmandu
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination
- * Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
- Three nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu (on the arrival day and after the trekking).
- Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
- All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
- Ground transportation from and to Kathmandu by bus.
- All domestic airfare if its included in the iternary
- All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
- Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
- An experienced Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
- Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- All government taxes.
- Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Personal Trekking Equipments like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM)
- Your Travel insurance.
- Your personal expenses.
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, due to natural calamties , political disturbance, and
- Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
- Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
- Tips for the guide and porter.
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