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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

14 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek High lights:

  • Experience unique Nepalese culture and warm hospitality as you journey through fascinating local villages
  • An enriching trek through the Annapurna region of the Himalayas.
  • Challenge yourself with terrains of terraced field, bamboo forest, alpine heights until you reach the base camp of Annapurna South.
  • Visit the world heritages sites of Kathmandu- that includes Kathmandu Durbar squire, Monkey temple, Pasupanitha and Bouddhanath.
  • Explore Pokhara and the lakes.
  • Scenic drive to Pokhara along the bank of the Rivers.

Annapurna Base Camp: Annapurna base Camp is a world-renowned trek into the lap of the Annapurna Himalayas where you will be greeted by unforgettable views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. The trekking begins from lush lowlands and continues up to a high elevation amphitheater at the foot of Annapurna. You will have thrilling views of Annapurna I, the first peak above 8000 m to have been climbed. The trek lies in the Annapurna Conservation project area and one of the most popular trails among many trekking trails in the Annapurna region. The trekking passes through many villages of different ethnic communities having different culture and lifestyle with terraced fields to forests of rhododendron and bamboo with a wide range of floras & faunas and eventually the alpine heights. It provides non-stop natural diversity with lovely mountain views and landscapes. The sub-tropical forests come alive with an immense variety of bird life, waterfalls thunder down from steep cliff sides and monkeys chatter from the tree-tops.

Our Annapurna base camp trek starts with a day sightseeing tour of the Historical heritages sites in Kathmandu and a scenic drive from to Pokhara ( you have option of taking 30 minutes flight to pokhara instead of drive as well) the charming lakeside town with scenic views of the Himalaya and the lake. After staying overnight at Pokhara, you will take an hour and half drive to the Nayapul – the trek starting place and trek continue to the Base Camp by staying overnights at Tikhedunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chomrong, Dovan & Deurali . You will visit the Poon Hill with breathtaking panoramas of the peaks in this trekking holiday and once we explore the Base camp and the Annapurna Glacier then we retrace and will have overnight at Jhinu Dada where you can enjoy the Natural hot spring.

We have designed 14day itinerary for the base camp trek and we frequently organize departure to this trek, see your selected dates for the trek and confirm your spaces or if any of the dates are not suitable for you- no worries, we organize private departure for any day that is suitable for you and These types of departures are suitable for couples, families, charity and small groups of friends who like it cozy & natty.

 

Service Includes

All the Airport Transfers by private tourist vehicle.

3 nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu in 2/3 star hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary on twin sharing basis.

Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary.

All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks on twin sharing basis (on dormitory style in some places).

All the meals on trek (10 days) daily breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea coffee in breakfast.

All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits, Entrance fees and TIMS permit.

2 night’s accommodation in Pokhara including breakfast on twin sharing basis: Ground transportation from Kathmandu –-Pokhara – Kathmandu by Tourist bus.

An experienced, helpful and friendly English speaking Guide and porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).

Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porters.

Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.

Sleeping bag, down jackets, duffle bag, trekking map if necessary.

All government taxes.

Service Excludes

Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu).

You will require 2 passport size photos- it cost you 25USD for the 15 Days tourist Visa to Nepal.

Your Travel insurance (compulsory).

Your personal expenses.

International airfare.

Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (Tipping is Expected But it is not mandatory).

Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

Note – the international flight to Nepal and return are not included in our package however we are Australia based travel agency that offer most competitive flight fare to Nepal and world wide so, do contact us for the flight fare and booking.

Departure for Annapurna Base Camp: We offer small group trek to ABC so, look at our departure dates and select one one of the most suitable one for you or we arrange departure the trek on any day if any of the given date is not suitable for you even for single traveler ( the single trip cost 150.00 AUD single supplement cost) and we arrange private departure for any day that is suitable for you if you are traveling solo, with beloved one or with family or friends and want to have private holidays.

Departure dates for Year 2016:

  • 6 &17 October
  • 1 & 15 November
  • 20 December

Year 2017

  • 4 January
    4 February
  • 4 & 16 March
  • 4 & 16 April
  • 4&16 May
  • 4 June
  • 4& 16 September
  • 4& 16 November
  • 4 & 20 December

Note- the above given dates is your arrival dates in Nepal and return date is 14th day of your arrival date so, book your international flight to Nepal and return flight accordingly  or please do let us know if you have confusion on dates for flights  then we will make clear and dates before you book the trek and the flight.

  1. Day 1 Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters): Transfer to hotel and overnight at hotel.You will be met & greeted by our airport representative who will be on standby to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. Your evening is free and after you’ve refreshed, you can go for a sroll down the street to get familiar with your surroundings. Window shopping would be a good start to look around. Your first overnight in the valley of temples & cows. Probably the most in the world; however, these unusual sights are sometimes welcome & interesting. ( A)
  2. Day 2 Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley & an orientation: After having Breakfast, we take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley; you will be escorted by a professional guide. Your tour will include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple - swayambhunath {note, there are real monkeys down here & they can be a pain in the neck, especially if you are munching something while climbing the steps to the temple; whatever your munching could vanish from your hands in seconds if you’re not careful. The best way to appease these monkeys is by buying some bananas from vendors just by the roadside to the temple & distribute them on your way up, they’d be happy & leave you alone}. Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa. The pashupatinath is a significant place of visit because this is a heritage site & is the most important religious site for Hindus in Nepal & India. Within the boundaries of this temple are cremation zones where the bodies of Nepalese, right from the pauper on the streets to the king of Nepal are cremated at this old temple. In the early evening we get back to our hotel & refresh after which your senior trek leader will meet the group & orient you on the whole program related to your trip. You will even have sufficient time to buy some trek gear if you need any in thamel area. Overnight at Hotel ( A, B)
  3. Day 3 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 Kilometers west of Kathmandu) - 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 Buddhist 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. Overnight at your Hotel ( A, B)
  4. Day 4 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. We then start the first part of our hiking out to Tikhedunga (1577M) Via Birethanti (1065m.) this 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. Overnight at Guesthouse ( A, B, L, D)
  5. Day 5 Trek to Ghorepani (2675m) - 6 Hours:
    Today, 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. Overnight at Guesthouse ( A, B. L, D)
  6. Day 6 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 next 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. Overnight at Guesthouse ( A, B, L, D)
  7. Day 7 Trek from Tadapani (2675m) to Chomrong- 5 Hours:
    We 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 Kimrung 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 the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp. Chomrong is a village that is situated at the base of the Himalchuli. Overnight at Guesthouse. ( A, B, L, D)
  8. Day 8 Trek from Chhomrong to Himalaya - 7 Hours: We start our trek after taking hot breakfast at the lodge; the trail descends on a stone stairway for the first one and half hour 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, ( A, B, L, D).
  9. Day 9 Trek from Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp (4170m) via Machhapuchare Base Camp (3820m) - 6 Hours: We start our trek after having breakfast at 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.) Which 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, overnight at Guesthouse ( A, B, L, D).
  10. Day 10 Trekking from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630m.):
    It takes about five 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 problem on going down due to shaking or wobbling legs that could be fatigued. Overnight at Guesthouse ( A, B, L, D)
  11. Day 11 Trekking from Dovan to Jhinudanda (1750m) - 6 Hours:
    The path is a descent up 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 into our rooms at the guest house then we could go to the Hot Springs to take a refreshing bath in the warm salt waters. Overnight at Guesthouse ( A, B, L, D)
  12. Day 12 Trek from Jhinudanda to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara- 6 Hours:
    The first part of the trek is descent and then appears through flat land until Birethati we will stop at Birethati and after walking about 30 minutes to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara and overnight at hotel. ( A, B, L)
  13. Day 13 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (6 Hours):
    We hop our 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 and its overnight at your hotel. B.B your trip concludes on this day. ( A, B) Note: If you are interested in other activities in Nepal such as a Chitwan Jungle Safari, Seti River Rafting, a Lumbini visit, Paragliding, a thrilling Everest Mountain Flight and an Ultra light Flight, then you can start now…we are on vacation & this only happens once probably in a lifetime…enjoy it today because tomorrow never comes. The mountains of Nepal always beckon…
  14. Day 14 Transfer to airport for your departure:
    You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home. Everest View Travels has taken pleasure in serving you all of these weeks; you counted on us & we didn’t let you down because we know how hard you’ve worked to enjoy this holiday. Meeting you was an immense pleasure & we do hope you will remember us down the years with memories of the time you’ve spent in this amazing country that’s Nepal. A safe BON VOYAGE home…take care!!! ( B)
Aus : $1,200.00

Trip Fact

Trip Style : Trekking
Best Season : Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Feb, Mar, Apr, May and June
Max-Altitude : 4150M
Group Size : 01-15
Location: Nepal

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