Duration:  14 Days
Best Season:  March-May, September-November
Altitude Range:  Max 4130m
Difficulty:  Strenuous
Group Size:  Min. 2 Pax
Average Daily Walk:  5 hours
Support:  Guide with porter

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Annapurna Base Camp trek concluding dinner


Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a trip that introduces us to an exceptional ecosystem that’s well balanced and on this trip we experience the beauty of Mother Nature at its real best. The Annapurna base camp trek is one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna area. The fabulous mountain scenery & the rich cultural diversity traverses across a wide spectrum of lush rural farmlands. The pretty villages where we see the local womenfolk humming romantic tunes while on their daily chores & cows with vermilion splattered foreheads that seem to be smiling at you with a hearty welcome to their home turf. The trail heads towards a deep gorge that slices between 2 peaks – Mt. Hiunchuli & the famous and sacred Machhapuchre peak [fishtail] as we head through dense bamboo and rhododendron forest along the narrow Modi Khola [river] valley. The landscapes we witness on the way warm our beating hearts.

The trail finally comes to the Annapurna base camp sanctuary with its enormous walled mountain fortress. Annapurna base camp was first discovered by the British explorer Col. James O.M. ‘Jimmy’ Roberts in the year 1956 and shown to the world as the ‘Sanctuary of Gods’. The Sanctuary then became the “Annapurna Sanctuary”. The prime peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna Himal which includes Hiunchuli, Annapurna South (7279m),  Annapurna I (8091m), Ganagapurna (7485m), Annapurna III (7855m) and Machapuchhare (6993m), are geographically placed accurately in a circle about 10 miles in diameter with a deep glacier covered amphitheater in the center.
This wonderful trek explores diverse ethnic groups and their interesting cultures. The local communities found here are Gurung, Magar, Thakali and we are warmly welcomed by these local tribes. Blended with these is a glimpse of beautiful flora and fauna found in this area. Our gorgeous trek begins from the pretty village of Ghandruk as we hike the trails via Chomrong, Bamboo & Deurali to reach Annapurna Base Camp. We revert back to Pokhara via Jhinu Danda. On the way we haul up at Jhinu Danda to soak off the sweat in the healthy hotsprings found there. We catch a jeep and drive back to Pokhara to chill out by the serene lake. On this trek, we bunk out in cozy teahouse lodges & enjoy the delicious apple pies available here. This is a ‘must do’ trek at least once in a lifetime.

COST INCLUDES: All airport pick up & drop and hotels transfer by private vehicle, 4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at 3 star category inclusive bed and breakfast on twin sharing basis, 2 nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara inclusive bed and breakfast on twin sharing, Flight to and from Kathmandu, Trekking guide fees and porter; one porter for two persons (weight limit 10kg per person only), Twin sharing best lodges accommodation during the trek with all meals. All entry fees (Trekking permit / TIMS card etc), One day Kathmandu sightseeing guided by city tour guide and transport, First aid medical kit box, All the government taxes, At the beginning and end of the tour, Nepali food with cultural show in Kathmandu,     Everyday full board meals while on the trek. (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

COST EXCLUDES: International airfares, Nepal visa which obtained at the airport on arrival, Sleeping bag, Travel and medical insurance, Trekking gear, Alcoholic beverages, bottle mineral and hot/boiled water, soft drinks and snack foods, Your personal entrance fees for Kathmandu sightseeing, Riding horse along the trek, Single supplement US$150, Tips, Any other personal or non-personal expenses which are not mention in the includes cost


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu - (1360m)

After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be warmly greeted by our office representative and transferred to the hotel. our senior guide will come to meet you and give you a brief orientation about Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Free time in Thamel and then in the evening we walk to nearby restaurant for dinner. O/N Hotel. Meals: -/-/D

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.

The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, being the historical and cultural heart of the country, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and other types of adventure seekers. The city is a marvelous amalgamation of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western cultures and influences. Patan and Bhaktapur are its two major neighboring cities. These two cities, like Kathmandu, have a rich historical, cultural and religious legacy which is reflected in the many temples, monuments and artifacts that they contain. You will be taken on a half-day guided tour of Kathmandu valley: you will be visiting Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Soyambhunath, which contains both Buddhist and Hindu shrines and stands as testimony to the religious harmony and we also visit to the historical sites of Patan Durbar Square. Also, we visit great Hindu temple i.e. Pashupatinath (lord Shiva’s temple). O/N Hotel. Meals: B/-/-

Day 03:Fly to Pokhara - (910m.)

After breakfast, we fly to Pokhara. We will visit some prime spots in the lake city after refreshing at our hotel we will do a tour of some beautiful places in Pokhara that include Davids fall (if we reach early by road), and the Phewa Lake etc. we then do an overnight at our hotel by the lake in the lovely ‘city of lakes’ . O/N Hotel. Meals: B/L/-

Day 04: Pokhara to Ghandruk - (1990m) 3 hrs walk

We will leave Pokhara early in the morning either by private jeep to Syaule Bazar. From here, it is an easy uphill walk but gentle via many villages and have lunch on the way and enjoy the village life and then we walk to Ghandruk.  Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. From this village, you could see good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail. O/N Guesthouse. Meals: B/L/D

May 05: Trek to Chhomrung - (2210m) 5 hrs

At the beginning of the day, you ascend gently for an hour up to Ghandrukot (2100m.) and descend steeply to the Kimron Khola (1700m). Chomrong is a gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary trek and inhabited by the Gurung ethnic tribe who inhabit this area the most. O/N Guesthouse. Meals: B/L/D

Day 06: Trek to Bomboo - (2350m) 5 hrs

Leaving Chomrong, the trail descends on a stone staircase and crosses the Chomrong River. Climbing further on a rocky trail (beware of the stinging nettles) you reach Sinuwa, at an altitude of 2,350m. You descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep Bamboo, oak and rhododendron forests. It is then a short distance on a muddy trail to Bomboo Lodge (2340m.). O/N Guesthouse. Meals: B/L/D

Day 07:Trek to Deurali - (3140m) 5 hrs

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 the muddy trail which traverses high above the river. It takes approximately 3 and half hours to reach Deurali (3230m.)from Dovan. O/N Guesthouse. Meals: B/L/D

Day 08:Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) 5 Hours

After breakfast we head uphill towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp (Fishtail). This is perhaps the most exciting day of our Himalayan adventure, and we’ll begin by climbing for 4 hours to the astounding natural amphitheater of mountains known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. This is where we’ll find Machapuchare Base Camp at an elevation of 3,700 meters. From here, you’ll get splendid views of Machapuchare, Gangapurna, and the entire Annapurna massif. We can make it to Annapurna Base Camp today but due altitude and acclimatize issue we stay at MBC and dream ABC for tomorrow morning. O/N Guesthouse. Meals: B/L/D

Day 09: Trek to ABC and back to Bamboo - (2335m) 6 hrs

Early in the morning after a warm breakfast, we can see mesmerizing sunrise views and revert back to Bamboo from Annapurna Base Camp O/N Guesthouse. Meals: B/L/D.Early in the morning, before 5am we walk to ABC which will take about 2 hours to reach Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) i.e. our final destination and a highest point of the trek. After viewing Sunrise view from ABC; we will have warm breakfast here. 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). After spending sometime here, we revert back to Bamboo from Annapurna Base Camp O/N Guesthouse. Meals: B/L/D.

Day 10:Trek to Jhinu Danda (Hot water springs) - (1780m) 4/5 hrs

The path is descending 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 we reach Sinuwa. We trek gradually descending to the Chomrong Khola and we go up a stone staircase which you think will never end for almost an hour till we reach Chomrong. The last part of the trail is steeply down to Jhinudanda. From the town, you walk down for 20 minutes to reach Hot Spring at the bank of the Modi Khola. You can unwind yourself at the hot springs & pamper your body with a hot bath. O/N Guesthouse. Meals: B/L/D

Day 11: Trek to Nayapul and then drive to Pokhara city. - 7 hrs

Today after breakfast, we will hike up to Nayapul and then take a bus ride to reach Pokhara. The trek to Nayapul is a lovely hike as you can enjoy the views of beautiful landscapes along the trail back. We will haul up for lunch on the way.
In about 4-5 hours, we reach Nayapul and stop for some rest before we get onto our vehicle up to Pokhara. Nayapul to Pokhara is about a one hour drive. O/N Hotel . Meals: B/L/-

Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu; Transfer to our hotel. O/N Hotel. Meals: B/-/-

Relaxing morning around the lake and have some optional programme e.g. hike to World Peace Pagoda, Davis fall visit or cable car to Sarangkot and afternoon flight to Kathmandu.

Day 13: Free day in Kathmandu

Free day in Kathmandu for optional activities e.g. mountain flight, day ride, shopping etc, farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with the cultural dance program O/N Hotel. Meals: B/-/D
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Day 14: Departure or start optional programme