Annapurna Base Camp

12 Days | Price Available on Request

Excellent introduction to Nepal and the Himalayas including spectacular views of peaks like Hiunchuli, Annapurna, Gangapurna and Machhapuchchhre

Highlights

  • Excellent introduction to Nepal and the Himalayas
  • Spectacular views of peaks like Hiunchuli, Annapurna, Gangapurna and Machhapuchchhre
  • Attractive circuit on eye of Trekkers from around the World

Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345 m)

Day 02 - Pre-Trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley

Day 03 - Kathmandu to Pokhara, 6-7 hrs drive  

Day 04 - Pokhara to Ghandruk (1,940m) via Nayapul (1,010m), 1½ hr drive, 5-6 hrs trek

Day 05 - Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2,210m), 5-6 hrs trek

Day 06 - Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel (2,920m), 6-7 hrs trek

Day 07 - Himalaya Hotel to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m), 6-7 hrs trek

Day 08 - Annapurna Base Camp to Sinuwa (2,360m), 6-7 hrs trek

Day 09 - Sinuwa to Landruk (1,565m) via Jhinu Danda (1,780m), 6-7 hrs trek

Day 10 - Landruk to Pokhara (910m) via Phedi, 5-6 hrs trek, 40 min drive

Day 11 - Pokhara to Kathmandu (1300m), 5-6 hrs drive

Day 12 - Departure transfer to airport

Details

Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345 m)
Our Airport representatives will receive you at the airport. We will then transfer you to your respective hotels. You will have the rest of the day free to explore Kathmandu as you please. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02 - Pre-Trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
In the morning after having breakfast, we will be going for the sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu Valley. The Kathmandu Valley is known or its rich art, architecture and culture. The valley has a large number of UNESCO world heritage sites. We will be visiting some of the beautiful Buddhist sites like Boudhanath Stupa and Swoyambhunath Stupa. A visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square and walk on its stone alleys will make you feel like you have travelled centuries back in time. The diverse culture and rich art of the Kathmandu Valley will amaze you in every way. Later in the afternoon, we will begin our preparation for our trekking. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03 - Kathmandu to Pokhara, 6-7 hrs drive
Early morning (around 7 AM) drive by tourist bus to Pokhara through the beautiful countryside and following down steam of Trishuli River. 

Day 04 - Pokhara to Ghandruk (1,940m) via Nayapul (1,010m), 1½ hr drive, 5-6 hrs trek
After breakfast, we will be traveling the zigzag route over the middle hills to Nayapul (trail foot) to meet our porters and begin the trek to Birethanti, a prosperous riverside village on the Modi Khola (which carries the melt water from the Annapurna South Glacier to the Ganges). Walk upstream through terraced paddy fields to Syauli Bazaar, then cross the suspension bridge and ascend, with breathtaking views of Machhapuchhare (Fish tail), Hiunchuli and Annapurna South. Long stone staircases bypass a huge landslide and climb to the beautiful village of Ghandruk with great views of the valley gorge following the next day trail. Overnight stay at Lodge in Ghandruk.

Day 05 - Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2,210m), 5-6 hrs trek
The path heads north of the village on an exposed trail past pastures to a ridge, before descending into a green valley and a suspension bridge over the Kimrong Khola. After lunch, the trail climbs out of the valley through stands of rhododendron and oak forest, winding around the hillsides to Chhomrong: with closer views of the giant peaks above. Overnight stay at Lodge in Chhomrong.

Day 06 - Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel (2,920m), 6-7 hrs trek
After breakfast, the trail drops to cross the Chhomrong Khola and then ascends to the charming village of Sinuwa. Thereafter, the trail enters the upper Modi Khola Valley through dense forests of cane, rhododendron and oak. It rises and then drops to the village of Bamboo (2,310m) on the banks of the river: a prefect lunch spot. After lunch, we continue to our journey up through uninhabited forest to Dobhan, later crossing several avalanche chutes before reaching the small village of Himalaya Hotel. Overnight stay at Lodge in Himalaya Hotel.

Day 07 - Himalaya Hotel to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m), 6-7 hrs trek
As the altitude increases, forest gives way to alpine scrub and grasses. The valley walls steepen with the river raging far below. Explore the cave at Hinku before crossing a ravine and major avalanche track prior to reaching Deorali (3,230m). Breathtaking views into the sacred Annapurna Sanctuary gradually appear as the trail heads over a ridge and climbs to the Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3,700m). Another two hours slow walk up grassy slopes leads to the Annapurna Base Camp hotels on the Annapurna South glacial moraine: some 3,900m beneath the peaks crowning the surrounding ice walls. Overnight stay at Lodge in ABC.

Day 08 - Annapurna Base Camp to Sinuwa (2,360m), 6-7 hrs trek
A pre-dawn wakeup call promises unforgettable views and photo opportunities from the rim of the glacier. A circle of peaks from Hiunchuli, past Annapurna South to the vast ice wall topped by Annapurna I (8,097m) and Khangsar Kang towering above you round, to Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare. Below, in its U-shaped valley the glacier grinds relentlessly. After breakfast, retrace your steps slowly down to Sinuwa for a more comfortable night. Overnight stay at Lodge in Sinuwa.

Day 09 - Sinuwa to Landruk (1,565m) via Jhinu Danda (1,780m), 6-7 hrs trek
Today’s route descends to the Chhomrong Khola before climbing the stairs back to Chhomrong. It then descends steeply to Jhinu Danda for lunch and a dip in the hot springs at the river below the village. Later, cross the Modi Khola at New Bridge and climb steeply to Landruk, with good views behind us. Overnight stay at Lodge in Landruk.

Day 10 - Landruk to Pokhara (910m) via Phedi, 5-6 hrs trek, 40 min drive
The trail continues through scattered trees and bushes to the village of Tolka before beginning a steep and attractive two hours’ ascent to Deurali. This bustling hilltop village looks back towards the high peaks with an extended view of the Annapurnas from Dhaulagiri (8,167m, one of the highest peak in western Nepal) across to its right flank. It also offers scintillating views over the Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake to the south.

The trail then descends, over slippery red clays when wet, through forests and farmland to Pothana and on down to the large village of Dhampus. A further short downward walk leads to Phedi and the Pokhara-Baglung Highway. A private vehicle will return you to your hotel in Pokhara – and a free afternoon. Overnight stay at star Hotel in Pokhara.

Day 11 - Pokhara to Kathmandu (1300m), 5-6 hrs drive
Early drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus as we pass through sub-tropical scenery for about 6-7 hrs. Upon arrival, we will transfer to your hotel. After dinner, interaction and farewell.

Day 12 - Departure transfer to airport
At about 3 hours prior to your flight time, we will transfer you to the airport to fly your onward destination.

Package Includes

Airport pick up & transfer by private car/van
3 nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance
KTM-PKR-KTM by tourist bus.
First aid (medical) kit
Trekking Permits fee
TIMS Fee - (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
Government taxes & office service charge

Doesn't Includes

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Travel insurance
International airfare
Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos)
All kind of drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic)
Hot and cold showers during the trek
Personal shopping and laundry
Personal trekking equipments
Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)
Kathmandu city tours, exclusive of all entry fees, tour guide and private car/van

Important Note: If the above itineraries does not meet your requirements, we can redesign individualized travel plans based on your preferences

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