Annapurna Base Camp Trek

14 Days

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is structured to keep daily altitude increases to 300–400m and 10 to 12 Km per day to minimize the possible risk of developing Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). This Annapurna Sanctuary trekking trail begins with a two day trek through forest and farmland to Ghorepani. A Poon Hill sunrise walk will introduce you to the majesty of the Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu.

Then, our trek passes up the Modi Khola Valley through dense forests of oak, rhododendron, pine and bamboo and terraced village farmlands on the ridges. The friendly tea houses cater to the “foreign palate” with a variety of dishes on offer. Meeting the local communities, from different cultural groups will add to the richness of your experience.

Sacred Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail) forms the eastern buttress at the entrance to the magnificent Sanctuary basin at the head of the valley; gouged out by the Annapurna South Glacier. The Sanctuary is ringed by the stupendous ice walls of the Annapurnas and Machhapuchhare. It offers the most spectacular and complete view of these giant peaks. Spending a night at Jhinu Danda with natural hot spring at the glacial river bank is another highlight of the trip.

Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 14 Days is the famous temperate trek in the world. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek route passes through cascading waterfalls, stunning villages, terraced farmlands, lush rhododendron forests, and notable mountain vistas before conducting the bottom of the robust Annapurna.

This 14 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek gives you sufficient time to observe the staggeringly lovely peaks of all of the Annapurna giants that encircle the basin Mountains in Annapurna region from the imperative center. Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna IV etc are few of the famous mountains in Annapurna region. The Annapurna base camp trek – 14 Days furthermore ensures you to have amusing, pleasure and an extraordinary insight about the herbal and cultural heritage of the small Himalayan country Nepal. It’s far one of the most delightful treks passing through the diverse ethnic group’s lifestyle and the kind of plants wooded area and wildlife.

For the Annapurna Base Camp trek – 14 Days we have to follow the trial of terraced lands, dense wooded forests of rhododendron, Gurung communities’ conventional and cultural villages. The 14 Days Annapurna Base Camp trek starts from Nayapul which is nearly 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Pokhara which is identified as the stunning metropolis city of complete Nepal for the Gateway of Annapurna base camp trek. You may also enjoy soaked by nature and unidentifiable calm within the coronary heart and soul. The primary part, Ghandruk Valley is the apex of the ridge, greater than 500m above. Normally, our path might be the moorlands of Annapurna region. Because of the excessive altitude, some of us may also fell altitude sickness .However, our expert guides will be there who will help you out to overcome all those difficulties that occur while trekking.

First of all, we will reach to Nayapul and head towards beautiful Gurung village Ghandruk. The trail of Annapurna base camp trek – 14 Days in the end, stumbles throughout rubbles and reaches the world of ice and snow Annapurna Sanctuary from where you can observe superb 360-degree views of the Annapurna ranges and the large Annapurna glacier. After collecting lifetime experience, we retrace from Annapurna Base camp to Chomrong and then to JhinuDanda, where we can enjoy the natural hot spring on the small bath pools. The ABC Trekking route will further lead us to a rhododendron forest and passes through captivating villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung and Magar. The month of September, October, November, December, March, April, may and February is the best time for Annapurna Base Camp  trekking  to enjoy the captivating nature and the Himalaya which will continually on your front foot to help you through making you trek to Annapurna base camp in the course of the year. From here this wonderful trek finishes at Phedi from where we take a quick drive to Pokhara.

Outline Itinerary

Day Program Elevation
1 Arrival to TIA airport. Pick up from there then check in to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu. 1440m
2 Kathmandu to Pokhara(850m)(by tourist Bus) 1495m
3 Pokhara to Tikhedhunga 1577m
4 Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani 2870m
5 Ghorepani/ Poon hill to Tadapani 2650m
6 Tadapani to Chomorong 2110m
7 Chomorong to Dobang 2505m
8 Dobang to Machhapuchhare Base Camp 3700m
9 Machhapuchhare Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp 4130m
10 Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo  
11 Bamboo to ZhinuDanda ,Natural Hot Spring, 1610m
12 Zhinudanda to Pokhara 1495m
13 Return back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. 1440m
14 Farewell  

Itinerary

When you arrive in Kathmandu airport, our agency representative will be waiting for you in the airport holding our company and your name play card. From airport our agency representative will escort you to the hotel. After you check in to the hotel, you will rest and fed your flight sickness till next day.

After the well rest moment at hotel of Kathmandu head towards pokhara which takes 6 to 7 hr of drive. Pokhara is located in a lovely valley at the foot of the Machapuchare. From pokhara you will get see spectacular views of the machapuchare and other highest mountain from all parts of the town. This city is quite different then Kathmandu as it has plenty of scenic attractions and is close to the mountains. This beautiful city provide the most intresting activities before heading to trekking like ,short walks around lake side or bicycle rides around city, you can swim or canoe on Lake Phewa or just watch the last rays of the sun stream across the dip in the mountains that hold the lake. Along the lakeside road there is a continuous stretch of small hotels, restaurants and shops; it’s an area which still has a bit of the old hippy scene felt about it.

We begin our trek at Nayapul after an hour’s drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a short 15-minute walk along the banks of the ModiKhola, we reach Birethanti (1,015 m), a large village with many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the BhurungdiKhola. our route leads to farm areas and villages, waterfalls then reaching at Tirkehdhunga for overnight stop in the comfort of a nice tea house after a good day walks of few hours. Here we will have the night stay at local tea house

After early morning breakfast, your trekking journey on foot starts. You will pass by a small village named Tikhedhunga (1,577 m). After that , We move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri, a large Magar village at an altitude of 2,070 m. The trail ascends more gently from this point, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons, towards Banthanti at 2,250 m. Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2,460 m. After an hour walk we arrive at Ghorepani (2,840 m). Ghorepani is inhabited by Magars. They have a unique culture, tradition, and lifestyle. Even at this altitude, you will find the place super clean. The trekking trail up to Ghorepani is a laborious one. It is also full of natural sceneries like the green lush forest of beautiful oak and rhododendron forests. Here we going to have the night stay at tea house

Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hike to Poon Hill at an elevation of 3,210 m, a brilliant mountain range spectacle; this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas, panoramic view of Snow Mountain, best valley view. We return to Ghorepani for breakfast before continuing, climbing steadily through rhododendron forest.We then continue to Tadapani, trekking through open grassland and deep forests. On the way there are excellent views of Annapurna South and the Manaslu range. Then we make a climb along ridges, and through pine and rhododendron forests, towards Deurali (2,960 m) ,follow the river as it leaps and jumps down waterfalls, and continue down for several hour we then arrive in Tadapani where we stay in a teahouse with stunning views of Annapurna South, Machapuchare and down the valley to the horizon.

The day starts with a steep downhill through rhododendron forests. Leaving Tadapani, Our path initially descends for about three hours, through rhododendron forest with superb mountain views glimpsed through the trees and then through open terraced farmland dotted with villages. Then the trail eases as we reach Gurjung which is the village of Gurung people. From here it is an easy walk to Chomrong at an elevation of 2,140 m.

After descending 30 minutes willcrossing suspension bridge in ChomorangKhola trail continue ascending till sinuwa. Then rocky path move through the forested area until KurdiGhar. After here trail start to decent through stone path and bamboo forest till bamboo. After bamboo ascent gently through forested area and move on the crossing about three streams soon you will arrive to Dobang.

Trail continues towards to Himalaya hotel. About one hour walking from here there is a huge rock that called Hinko cave. Between Hinko cave and Deurali it is the area of boulders and low scrub (no trees). It is a sign of avalanche area. After Deurali the trail crosses several streams towards to Machhapuchhare base camp.

You will follow the ablation valley, which is a corridor- like hollow developed between the glacier and the mountain flank. Crossing over the low hills and uphill you are in theAnnapurna base camp. It boasts of a dynamic view of mountain.

We follow the same trail down today. The trail drops by 1,700 m to the bank of ModiKhola to Bamboo at 2,345 m. There is only one route in and out of the Sanctuary, and today we return the way that we came, steadily descending. Bamboo is 1,600m lower than ABC so you should be prepared for a hard day on your knees. The views are beautiful and you see the valley unfold in a new direction. It is also interesting to see the change in scenery from the snowy rocks of the base camps, past steep-sided Rocky Mountains, then later into rhododendron and bamboo forest, lush. Here are a few teahouse available to stay at.

We follow the same trail until Chomrong. Once we have passed Khuldighar, there is an experimental sheep farm. The trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo fields. Descend to Chomrong and continue to Jhinu hot spring where we can enjoy a hot spring bath. About 20 minutes’ walk downhill from Jhinu are some hot springs (about 105°F) where you can relax and soothe your muscles. Better respect to wear a swimming costume in the hot springs.

From Jhinu we walk at the right side of ModiKhola for 4.5 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.

After the night stay we will head to Kathmandu on bus journey. Which will take 5 to 6 hours of drive.

Day 14 :
Farewell

The journey comes to an end today! A representative from Nepal Trekking in Himalayas will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick and Drop via Private Transport
  • One night stay at the hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast with twin sharing basic.
  • Two night stay at the hotel in Pokhara including breakfast with twin sharing basic.
  • All government taxes and Annapurna conservation entry fees.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu via Tourist Bus
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Required number of experienced English speaking guides and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment, food and accommodation).
  • 11 days porter wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • 11 days guide wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • Rescue arrangement in emergency situation & worst weather condition
  • 09 nights Lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services.
  • Necessary ground transportation depending upon your request (via tourist bus or private vehicle).
  • Trekking Ending Point to Pokhara
  • Pokhara– Nayapul –Tikhedhunga by local Transport
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag/duffle bag (we provide these if necessary).
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish disposal.
  • Our service charge and government taxes.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • All meals in Kathmandu and during trekking
  • Hotel stay in Kathmandu.
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, such as ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare
  • Energetic chocolate/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food snacks etc
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fees which can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport
  • Sightseeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned herein
1. How difficult are the treks?

It depends on the individuals’ adaptation of walking in any situation and at any circumstances. It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available. Difficulty of the treks depends on the region of the trek and duration of it. Shorter treks tend to be easier while longer ones require some physical fitness.

2. How safe Women traveling alone with your company?

Completely, we assure the safety and security of the women travelling with us. We will provide the privacy that the women need. We will also give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking.

3. What is tea house trekking?

Tea House Trek – is a trek during which at the end of each trekking day you stay for overnight in Tea Houses. “Trekking Guide Team Adventure” also organizes Camping Treks during which you stay for overnight in tents which our guides will set up for you and food during such treks will be cooked by our experienced cook.

4. Can I get Nepal visa on arrival?

Yes, you can get it in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. As you arrive to airport fill the form and proceed to the visa line. You have to pay 25US$ for 15 days of visa from the day of issue, 40US$ for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days of tourist visa. For this you have to bring two passport size photos.

5. What is the best air route to my destination?

There are enough airline companies operating daily flights from Middle East of Kathmandu. Kathmandu only has got only international airport in Nepal so, where ever you are coming from you must come through tribhuvan international airport.

6. What type of insurance should I have before come to Nepal? Can I get it there?

For coming to Nepal you should have both medical and Rescue evacuation insurance. Yes you can get it here too, but we recommend purchasing it in your own country to avoid any last minute hassle and basal.

7. When should I travel to Nepal?

In Nepal it rains a lot between Junes to August. You too can enjoy great treks during this period of year in rain shadow region. But if you planning for more popular trek autumn and spring is the best time. As during this period climate will be moderate and will favorable for the trekking.

8. What kinds of banking facilities in Nepal?

Nepal has modern banking facilities having branches of some international bank. Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as American Express, Visa and Master card are accepted. Nepal also has ATM facilities.

9. When should I book my trip?

We suggest you to book your trip in advance to avoid the disappointment and hassles. We too will make an effort to accommodate last minute bookings but some time due to the last minute planning we may unintentionally make few mistake which may offend you so it will be better to do advance booking.

10. Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

Yes, our agency representative will pick you from airport. We will be displaying our placard of your name with our agency name.

11. How much spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will be at and package, facilities you may choose . However our trip profile will give you information about how to budget form additional meals, optional excursions and extra expenses that might occur in any specific trip.

12. Does your company help to arrange domestic flight, international flight, hotel bookings and other services?

Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home town. But domestic flight ticket will be included in our package. Other help like river rafting, city guided tour, mountain flight, jungle safari will be provided according to your necessities.

13. What is the physical conditioning level needed for trekking?

If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should do long day hikes at your home.

14. Is a Trekking permit needed?

Permit is not required for trekking in Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and some other regions. However, conservation permits or National park permits are required. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal where trekking permits are required.

15. Are the food / water safe to eat / drink?

All the meals are prepared with high standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetables are soaked in iodine before preparation. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

17. What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 30% of total price as advance deposit to conform reservation before arriving to Nepal. Rest of the payment can be paid after arrival.

18. Can we bring some food from home?

You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

19. Is there any communication when we are on the mountain?

In the way in many villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephones from where you can make international calls. And now a days we have the internet facilities most of the trekking destination.

20. What’s the difference between trekking, hiking and mountain climbing?

You can do all day walk, where you stay overnight (or several nights) at three activities in Nepal, but they are quite different things. Trekking is a multi-the place you’ve walked to.
Hiking generally refers to a one-day walk. It might be two hours or eight, but if it takes place within a single day, it’ll probably be referred to as a hike.
Mountain climbing is another thing entirely. It takes special equipment, training and comes with more risk. Neither trekking nor hiking require any special skill, other than the ability to walk.

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek