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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Duration 11 days
Max-Altitude 4130m/13546ft
Transportation Flight
Grade Moderate
Accommodation 3 * Category hotel in kathmandu and Pokhara and Teahouse During Trek
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all meals during the trek
Best Season March, April, May, September, October, November,
Communication Avialable
Group Size Any

Annapurna Base Camp is the most legendary and classical trek in the world. This trek offers a stunning Mountain View and gives an opportunity to experience the typical Nepali village, local people, and their way of traditional lifestyle in the Himalayas of Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp is an unforgettable walk through diverse landscapes and cultures. Rich mountain vistas, terraced fields, quaint Gurung villages, and a wide variety of flora and fauna fill this trek. Mt. Annapurna (8091m) is also the 10th highest mountain in the world. Annapurna Base Camp package is a famous choice for solo travelers as well as an adventure enthusiasts all around the world.

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1,300m/4,264 ft), transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing( 4- 6hr)

Day 03: Flight to Pokhara(823m/2,700ft), Drive from Pokhara to Siwai 3 hours and trek to Chhomrong (2050m) 4hr

Day 04: Trek from Chhomrong to Himalayan (2920m)5-7 hrs

Day 05: Himalayan to Annapurna base camp (4130m) via Machhapuchchhre Base Camp (3720m)5-7 hrs

Day 06: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2319m) 6 – 8 hours

Day 07: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 – 6 hours

Day 08: Jhinu Danda to Tolkha Via Landruk (5 -7 hours)

Day 09: Trek to Naudanda phedi then drive to Pokhara, 3-5 hours trek,20min drive

Day 10: Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 11: Departure Day

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival (1,300m/4,264ft)
Our representative will welcome you after your arrival in Kathmandu. You will be transferred to your hotel. Stay overnight at your hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing (4-6hr)
You will visit the major world heritage sites and beautiful attractions around the valley throughout today. Some of these might be:-

Durbar Squares
Three durbar squares in the valley representing the major cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur (Patan) here resemble the rich history, art, and culture of the Kathmandu Valley. Among them, you will visit Patan Durbar Square.

Patan Durbar Square:
Patan Durbar Square is a fascinating combination of palace buildings, artistic courtyards, and graceful pagoda temples. The Krishna Mandir (Temple) from the 17th century is a major attraction. Patan museum contains bronze statues and other religious objects which has great significance. Durbar square has both religious and cultural importance and the surroundings are artistically beautiful.

Pashupatinath Temple:
The Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples in Asia with over 500 small and big shrines, Lingams, and temples in the temple complex.

Boudhanath Stupa:
The largest stupa and center of Tibetan Buddhism in the Kathmandu valley. One of the best places to relax and take a hint of Buddhist culture is in Kathmandu.
After the Sightseeing, we will drive you back to the hotel.

Swayambhunath Temple:
Also known as the ‘Monkey Temple’, this is one of the oldest heritage sites in Nepal. From the top viewpoint, you will have an amazing view of the capital city “Kathmandu”.

Day 3: Flight to Pokhara – Drive from Pokhara to Siwai for 2/3 hours and trek to Chhomrong (2050m) 4 hrs 

After an exciting scenic flight to Pokhara, you will rest and have your breakfast in a hotel. We will drive about 2 hours by taxi/bus/jeep to reach Siwai. We will hike to Jhinu danda to reach Chhomrong from there. Chhomrong is a beautiful Gurung village having its own culture, tradition, and lifestyle. We will cross one of the longest suspension bridges of this trek before reaching Jhinu Danda. The stunning vistas of Mt. Annapurna south, Himchuli, and Fishtail and terrains upon arriving at Chhomrong. Spend a night there at a teahouse.
Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 4: Trek from Chhomrong to Himalayan (2920m) 5-7 hrs

We will wake up with beautiful vistas of the White Mountain from our lodge in perfect weather or else enjoy the morning with a delicious breakfast and a cup of tea/coffee. We will climb on stone steps for an hour to reach Sinwa danda after crossing the suspension bridge over Chhomrong Khola. Enjoying and walking through the forests of bamboo, and rhododendron, we will ascent to Dovan and then another ascent to reach our destination Himalaya. Stay overnight at the teahouse.
Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 Day 5: Trek from Himalayan to Annapurna base camp (4130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3720m) 5- 7 hrs

We will reach our destination Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) today after having our breakfast. Our journey will be exciting as our 4-6 hour trek on the off-beat trail to the MBC by climbing small hills from Deurali. The stunning views of majestic mountains en route from MBC to reach Annapurna Base Camp are magical. Upon reaching ABC after 2 hours trek from MBC, the panoramic views of Annapurna and other surrounding peaks are truly photogenic and breathtaking. Spend a night there.
Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 6: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m) 6 – 8 hours

From Annapurna Base Camp our trail rapidly descends past the Machhapuchhre Base Camp, Deurali, Himalaya, and Dovan, and finally to Bamboo where we spend the night. Today’s trek is downhill so it is easy. Stay overnight in Bamboo.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 Day 7: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 – 6 hours

Today we will trek to Jhinu Danda from Bamboo. We will stop for lunch at Chhomrong. We will descend to reach Jhinu danda after stepping on stones and crossing Chhomrong through Modi Khola Valley. Enjoy walking through rainforests and farms before reaching Jhinu. Stay overnight at Jhinu Danda.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 8: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Tolkha (1400mtr) Via Landruk (5 -7 hours)

 We will start our trek to Tolkha village via Landruk after our breakfast. You will feel in love with the stunning views of mountains, cultivated farms, and the culture and tradition of the people living there. Spend a night there and enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 9: Trek to Naudanda Phedi then drive to Pokhara (3 – 5 hr Trek, 20min Drive)

We will bid farewell to Tolkha village, enjoy the magnificent views and trek forward to Naudanda Phedi. We will drive back to Pokhara. Stay overnight in Pokhara.
Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 10: Flight back to Kathmandu

You will take a short flight from Pokhara. You will be transferred to the hotel after your arrival in Kathmandu. Rest and relax at your hotel in Thamel. Explore the local market or buy souvenir goods. Enjoy nightlife in Thamel.
Included Meal: Breakfast

Day 11: Departure Day

 You will be departed to the Tribhuvan International Airport by our driver. We hope you had a great time here trekking and make some good memories. We believe you will visit here again.
Included Meal: Breakfast

Price Included

  • Pick ups and drops from Airport.
  • 3 star Category hotels Accommodation  in Kathmandu and Pokhara including Breakfast.
  • Teahouses/Lodge Accommodation including Breakfast ,Lunch  and Dinner during the trek.
  • Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure Duffel Bag
  • Trekking starting and ending  point  Private Transport
  • Farewell dinner at the end of Trek.
  • Bothway Flight (Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu)
  • An experienced English-speaking Trekking guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment,  food and lodging
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Price Excluded

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Entrance Fee and Tour Guide for Sightseeing
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the Trekking(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, Hot and Cold Drinks, Tea, Coffee, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, Hot shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

This equipment list is only a guideline. You need to bring the listed items, however, you can choose from your preferred brands using your expertise.  You can also shop the below  equipment and clothing at a reasonable price at stores in Thamel, Kathmandu. The personal items are of individual interest and choice. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the Himalayas.

Upper Body – Head / Ears / Eyes

  • Sun hat
  • Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp
  • Neck warmer

Hand

  • Liner gloves
  • Heavier shell gloves

Core Body

  • T-shirts (2)
  • Lightweight expedition thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
  • Synthetic sports bras (for women)

Lower Body – Legs

  • Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
  • Nylon hiking shorts
  • Soft shell and hard shell trekking pants
  • Water/windproof trousers
  • Casual pants

Feet

  • Liner socks
  • Heavyweight socks
  • Waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • Light shoes/sneakers
  • Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)

Other Essential 

  • Passport and extra passport photos (2 copies)
  • Airline tickets (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of yours)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletries (Include toilet paper, wet wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap)

Medicines and First Aid Kit

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  • Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
  • Anti-infection ointments
  • Band-aids
  • Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40)

Optional

  • Adjustable trekking poles
  • Favorite snacks
  • Paperback books, cards,
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and batteries)

Fitness Level:

This Trip Require to be in Good Health with Physically Fitness.

Skills:

Your familiarity with the mountainous terrain and previous trekking experience will be plus points.

What type of shape do I need to be in, is this trip for me ?
Annapurna base camp trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey.

Persons suffering from a pre – existing medical condition must seek medical advice/consent before considering the trek. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.

Is it possible to reserve a trip now and pay a deposit later or do I Have to pay a deposit at booking/reservation ?
Yes! The trip will be confirmed only when we receive the completed final booking form and a 30% deposit payment. You can pay the balance of the money when you arrive in Kathmandu.

Will somebody come to pick me up from the airport upon my arrival ?
Yes, our airport representative from himalayan sanctuary adventure will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying your name outside the arrival terminal than you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight.

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu, Pokhara and in trekking ?
We use standard rooms at 2- star Category hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara including breakfast . Along the trekking routes, teahouses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We recommend you to have sleeping bags, it is a good idea to always have your own sleeping equipment. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory style. At times when possible, dining will be around a bon fire.

Are the guesthouses heated ?
The guesthouse does not facilitate with heater or air conditioner. However as it gets colder above 3,500m, they do have facility of hitting the dining area by providing kerosene or metal heater. USD 1 to USD 3 per person would be applicable to use this service and this is payable directly to the guesthouse.

Where do we go to toilet along the trail ?
Wherever possible we utilize the toilet facilities provided by the tea houses/lodges on the trail. However, in case of emergency trekkers are recommended to find a private, scenic spot!

What are the Toilet facilities in the tea house/guesthouse ?
Most of the tea houses do have western style flushing toilets however tea houses at higher elevations you could find the squat toilets made of either a ceramic basin on the ground or few planks precariously positioned over a hole in the ground which is always outside

What is the best season for this trekking ?
Our trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September the monsoonal rains decrease. By the end of September through to December, the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, October, November, December is the best time to do Annapurna base camp Trek

Is the food in the mountain prepared to international standard in terms of safety ?
Yes, the food is very safe during the trekking but we recommend you to eat vegetarian and local food.

Is water provided and is there still water available at higher altitudes? Is it filtered/boiled? Readily available ?
Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and tea houses. You can buy bottled water at the cost of USD 2 at lower elevations to USD 4 to higher elevation per littler. You can also drink the normal tap or spring water if you bring the purifying aid with you.

Is there a possibility of getting separate rooms for the trip? If so how much extra will this cost ?
Normally the lodges have twin sharing and dormitory styled rooms. The lodges will provide a private room for one person when available. In Kathmandu, USD 45 Per Room per Night would be added as a single supplement fee. The single supplements are always guaranteed in Kathmandu but not in the mountains especially during the peak time.

What immunizations will I need ?
No vaccinations are compulsory in Himalaya, but we do recommend you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Malaria, typhoid, polio, and tetanus. We also recommend: · A dental check-up prior to traveling. That you know your blood group in case of emergency.

What if I am very sick in the mountain ?
Our guides are 24 hours available for the services during the trek. They are trained to use the first aid kit and have the knowledge to use Oxymeter. They are very much aware that higher the altitude the oxygen level gets lesser so to get updated on the oxygen level of our client and to know whether they are fit enough or needs extra precautions to continue. Guides carry local sim cards both Nepal Telecom and Ncell in order to update whereabouts and the situation of every client.

Can I obtain a visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport ?
Yes, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.

How much additional money do I need per day ?

It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu and Pokhara you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 20 to USD 30 per person a day will be enough to buy meals, bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking.

Can I use credit cards in the places I visit in trekking ?
In Kathmandu and Pokhara, yes – to some extent. Once you are out of the cities, all you need is cash. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains

What mode of transportation do you use ?
We provide you only those options, which enhance your local experience while allowing you to travel comfortably and efficiently. We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and pickups. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, vans, tourist bus to and from Kathmandu/ Pokhara.

Is water provided and is there water for drink available at higher altitudes ? Is it filtered/boiled ?
Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and tea houses. You can buy bottled water at the cost of USD 2 to USD 3  per litter. You can also drink the normal tap or spring water if you bring the purifying aid with you.

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