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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Duration 10 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 legendary and classical treks in the world. This trek offers a stunning Mountain View, give an opportunity to experience the typical Nepali village, local people and their way of traditional lifestyle in Himalaya of Nepal. The Annapurna Base Camp route passes through spectacular and tranquil landscapes, charming Gurung and Magar villages, lush green Rhododendron, bamboo and alpine forests up to the final destination, Annapurna Base Camp 4130m (13546ft).

Annapurna Base Camp,is an unforgettable walk through diverse landscape and culture. Rich mountain vistas, terraced fields, quaint Gurung villages and a wide variety of flora and fauna fills this trek. Mt. Annapurna (8091m) is also the 10th highest mountain in the world. The journey to Annapurna base camp 4130m/13549ft is also one of the most popular walks on earth. Also, we reach our destination via Mt. Machapuchhre (Fishtail) which is revered by the Nepalese for its unique beauty. This package is also a popular choice among diverse outdoor enthusiasts from a solo female traveler to travelers in groups.

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

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

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

Day 04: Trek from Chhomrong to Himalayan (2920m)- 6/7 hrs approximately

Day 05: Trek from Himalayan to Annapurna base camp (4130m) via Machhapuchchhre Base Camp (3720m) 6/ 7 hrs approximately

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: Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara, 5 hours trek, 1-hour drive

Day 09: Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 10: Final Departure

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival(1,300m/4,264ft)
Our Representative will be waiting you outside the arrival terminal gate by our representative. You will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: 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 palace squares in the valley representing the major cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur (Patan) here resembles the rich history, art, and culture of the Kathmandu Valley. Among them you will visit Patan Darbar Square

  • Patan Darbar Square:
    Patan Durbar Square is an enchanting combination of palace buildings, artistic courtyards, and graceful pagoda temples. The former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone.
  • Pashupatinath Temple:
    The Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of 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 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 of Nepal. From the Temple viewpoint at the top, you can have a full-extent view of the Nepalese capital.

Day 03: Flight to Pokhara – Drive from Pokhara to Siwai 2/3 hours and trek to Chhomrong (2050m) 4 hrs 
After finishing our breakfast at our Hotel in Pokhara, we will drive to Siwai which will take us about 2 hours by taxi/jeep/bus. Before we reach Siwai our driver will be stopping us at Birethati. Birethati is an entering point of the Annapurna conservation area (ACAP) located beside the Modi River after checking in we take another one hour drive to Siwai. From where we start our genuine hiking towards, the first destination for today’s trekking is Jinu dada from where we will be trekking to Chhomrong, Chhomrong is a large Gurung village where locale has their own culture and tradition. Before reaching the Jinu Dada we need to cross Suspension bridge of Modi River which is considered to be the second-longest suspension bridge of this trek. soon we arrive at Chhomrong we can see the breathtaking Himalayas view of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli mountains and it’s landscape,
Included Meal : Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner  

Day 04: Trek from Chhomrong to Himalayan (2920m) 5-7 hrs
Today morning, we wake up with a cup of tea and see the sunrise (depends on weather) view over the White Mountain from our lodge. After enjoying the morning view while having our breakfast, we descend via a stone staircase to the Chhomrong Khola, crossing the suspension bridge (the longest suspension bridge of Annapurna region) on Chhomrong Khola then we will climb stone steps to Sinwa dada which may take us around 1 hour climbing, from Sinuwa we walk on the smooth and flat path passing through forests of bamboo, rhododendron, and oak. This portion of our day trek is followed by another ascent to Dovan before finally ascending to Himalaya. 
Included Meal : Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

Day 05:Trek from Himalayan to Annapurna base camp (4130m) via Machhapuchchhre Base Camp (3720m) 5- 7 hrs
Today, we start our day with a good breakfast, it’s our one of the exciting days of the journey because we are reaching on foot (Annapurna Base Camp) of 10th tallest mountain in the world, overall, today’s’ trek of our day will be around 4-6 hours in the off beaten trail to Machhapuchare base camp (3720m) via Annapurna base camp. The First step of our trek is climbing small hills up to the Deurali and MBC. From MBC, we will ready to push our final destination up to the Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) for 2 hours and enjoy the excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharva Chuli and Gangapurna, experience the spectacular view of the sunset on the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us in the evening before sleep,
Included Meal : Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

Day 06: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m) 6 – 8 hours
From Annapurna Base Camp our trail rapidly descends past the Machhapuchhre Base camp, Deurali, Himalayan Hotel, and Doban and finally to Bamboo where we spend the night. Today’s trek is downhill so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Overnight in Bamboo.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch  and Dinner

Day 07: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 – 6 hours
We retrace our step back to Chhomrong where we stop for lunch. From Chomrong it is a steep descent down to the Modi Khola valley. The stone steps to Chhomrong are equally tricky as they were before. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be resting for the night. On the way, we enjoy our walking through rain forests and farms. After reaching Jhinu Danda, we can spend the rest of the afternoon taking a rest and relaxing. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08: Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara (5 hr Trek, 1 hr Drive)
We leave Jhinu Danda and enjoy the beautiful hill landscape of western Nepal on our way to Naya Pul. We have lunch on the way and drive back to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.
Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 09: Flight back from Pokhara to Kathmandu
You will take a short flight (25-30min) from pokhara to Kathmandu. After landed at the Airport our driver will transfer you to the hotel in thamel, Kathmandu for overnight. you can do last minute shopping at Thamel on your own.
Included Meal : Breakfast,

Day 10: Departure Day
Our driver will take you to the International Airport to catch the flight for your onward destination.
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
  • Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara 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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