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ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK
Offered by Company : ID 1067
Country : Nepal
Duration : 17 – 18 day(s)
Minimum Price : $1175 USD ( Per Person)
Maximum Price : $1475 USD ( Per Person)
Type : Private,Customized
Season : All Year Round
Trip Categories : Adventure Tour
 
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Annapurna base camp is the most famous and popular trekking area in Nepal. The combination of easy walking and majestic scenery makes the trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4200m) very popular, commonly known as Annapurna Sanctuary the mountain views, thick bamboo and rhododendron forests and a mix cultural inhabitant of the region are unparalleled with other trek in Nepal. Annapurna region is also a home to many of the Ghurkhas soldiers, famous for their brave exploits in World Wars and more recently, the Falk and War.

The Annapurna Base Camp is a high glacial basin lying north of Pokhara. This magnificent amphitheatre is called a sanctuary because of its natural serenity, beauty and the divine presence of the Hindu goddesses Annapurna and Gangapurna. This isolated cirque of peaks can only be approached through single route, a deep gorge that carves into the fortress of mountains between Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli. Many of the peaks are over 7000m, including the famous twin-peaked Machapuchare, as well as Annapurna 1st, 3rd, Annapurna South, Gangapurna and Glacier Dome and other lesser but not less attractive peaks.
Detail Information
Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu, hotel installation

Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m/6hrs). You depart for the six hours drive to Pokhara (915m), 200 kilometres west of Kathmandu. As you drive out of the Kathmandu valley after shortly descend to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with its beauty. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, which takes about 25 minutes

Day04: Trek Pokhara to Thikhedhunga (1050/5hrs). After breakfast at hotel in Pokhara you drive for 1 and half hours to Nayapul. Then you start your trekking. The first part of your trek is easy passing through numerous small villages and settlements. Afterwards you could ascend gently to the final destination of the day. The majority people here are Gurung and their religion is Buddhist. They are engaged in agricultural activities, tourism business and some are employed in Gurkha and Indian regiments.

Day05: Trek Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m/6hrs.).Begin with an ascend steeply for the early 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, Magar villages. On the way, you could see good view of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna (7219m) south. Now your trail is quite easier passing through rhododendron and shadowy trees and descends gently up to the final camp. You could see some of the wild life such as monkey and various species of birds.

Day06: Trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2675m/5.30hrs). Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view 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 snow-capped mountain peaks. After breakfast trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650 m.). After walking for almost one and half hour you reach Gurung Hill which has the splendid mountain views as Poon Hill. From here you follow small forests with rhododendron, bamboos until you reach Deurali. The trail goes steeply down through deep forests all the way to Banthati. It takes one hour from here to reach Tadapanil After breakfast trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2731m.) through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos and oaks. En route, you frequently see waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, local birds and green scenarios. Tadapani is a small village surrounded by beautiful forests which grants you a magnificent view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, and Annapurna II and so on.

Day07: Trek Tadapani (2675m) to Ghandruk (1950m/3hrs) .It is very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. You could hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way. This is one of the popular destinations for the birds' lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum. From this village you could see good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail.

Day08: Trek Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2040 m/5hrs) .At the beginning you ascend gently for an hour up to Ghandrukkot (2100m.) and descend steeply to the Kimron Khola (1700m.). Immediately, ascend steeply and walk at a level for an hour and still ascend gently to the final camp. Chhumrung is a gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary trek and inhabited by Gurung, one of the major Ethnic group of Nepal.

Day09: Trek Chhomrong to Bamboo (2340m/5hrs) .Leaving Chhomrong, the trail descends on a stone stair and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a swaying suspension bridge, then climbs out of the side valley. High above the Modi Khola on its west bank, the trail passes through the tiny settlement of Tilicho in forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. Climbing further on a rocky trail (beware of the stinging nettles) you reach three hotels at Sinuwa, at 2350m. Climb in rhododendron forests to Kuldi, at 2520m. This was once a British sheep-breeding project; now the stone houses are an ACAP visitor centre and check post. In winter, it's common to find snow anywhere from this point on. Descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests. It is then a short distance on a muddy trail to Bamboo Lodge (2340m).

Day10: Trek Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/5hrs). You trek gently ascend through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. The first town you reach is Dovan (2630m.) where there are few lodges and campsites. Now you pass through muddy trail, which traverses high above the river. There is debris of avalanches except during winter season. After short trek, you reach at Himalayan Hotel (2900m.), the town named after the Himalayan Hotel. Beyond it, the trail is steeply ascent up to Hinko Cave (3160m.), this named as a huge overhanging rock provides some protection against rain and avalanches. It takes approximately twenty minutes through normally ascent path to reach Deorali (3230m.)

Day11: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m/4hrs). From here, the valley widens and becomes less steep and you can see the gates to the sanctuary. The trail is less steep. As the trail continues into the sanctuary, it crosses two avalanche tracks on a narrow trail that hurdles up against the cliffs. After short trek you will be at Bagar (3310m.), a meadow and some abandoned hotels. The normal trail follows the left side of the valley. Now the trail appears gently ascent until you reach Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.). Here you find almost 6 to 7 lodges. This is one of the places, where you can 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 meadow and after some distance your trails go gently up. After a short trek, you begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp (4170m.). From here, you can see the views of several peaks at 360 degree.

Day12: Trek Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630m/5hrs).It's much easier going down. You may have no problem reaching Sinuwa in a single day from Annapurna Base Camp. Now you trek through Himalayan Hotel to Dovan.

Day13: Trek Dovan to Jhinudanda (1750m/6hrs). The path is descent up to Bamboo passing through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo plants. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar and now the trail is quite flat until you reach Sinuwa. You trek gradually descend to the Chhumrong Khola and you have to follow stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhumrong. The last part of the trail is steeply down to Jhinudanda. From the town you should walk down for 20 minutes to reach Hot Spring at the bank of the Modi Khola. You can relax at Hot Spring

Day14: Trek Jhinudanda to Pothana (1600m/5hrs).The first part of the trek is descent and then appears through flat land until you reach Himal Pani. Here you find beautiful waterfall. Beyond this town, the trail ascends gently crossing numerous streams and terraces. After short trek, you will be at Landruk (1640m.), a pretty big village inhabited by mixed community of Gurung, Magar and Brahmin as well. Now the trail gently ascends to Tolka (1850m.) and then ascent and level path to Bherikharka. From here, the trail goes steeply up to Deorali (2100m.) with a view of different mountain peaks in panorama. Now the trail gradually descends to Pothana passing through different oak forests. Pothana is a small town resided by Gurung, an ethnic community of Nepal. From here too, you can enjoy the splendid views of various mountain peaks.

Day15: Trek Pothana to pokhara (1015/4hrs) .The trail is gently descent up to Dhampus, a village mainly inhabited by Gurung. Now you trek through flat land for some distance and steeply descend to Dhampus Phedi. Now you take vehicle to drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara.

Day16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (7hrs). While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, which takes about 25 minutes.

Day17: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day18: Departure

Group size: Minimum 2, Maximum 14 in one departure

Notes
Cost includes:

4 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu,
All surface transfer
National Park entry permit
Trekking permit,
Accommodation in lodges during the trek,
Food: three meals a day,
A guide & required number of porter(s)
Insurance and security for local staff

Cost not includes:

Personal expenses
Any internal flight if applicable
Meal in Kathmandu
Monument entrance fee in Kathmandu
Insurance
Essential equipment.
Tip for trekking staff
All alcoholic drinks
Emergency evacuation by Helicopter,
Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade etc
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