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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Duration 14 days
Max-Altitude 4,130m/13,545ft
Transportation Car/Bus/Flight
Fitness level: Moderate
Accommodation Teahouse/Lodge
Meals Breakfast in kathmandu and Pokhara and All meal during Trekking
Best Season Feb-May and Sept-Dec
Communication Available
Group Size 1 - 30
Departure from Kathmandu

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is often regarded as one of the best trekking destinations in the world. This trek offers the insight into mountain life, Culture and tradition including the majestic view of the Himalayas. Annapurna Base Camp, begins following a 30-minutes flight or 7 hours of the drive into Pokhara and another 30 minutes drive to Phedi and finally takes you to the base camp of the 10th highest peak in the world, Mt. Annapurna. The trek goes through the villages of Tamang, Thakali, Magar and Gurung community. They have their own unique lifestyle and have a very good sense of Hospitality. The climb also brings you into the dense forest of Pine and rhododendrons with a view of majestic peaks in the background.

Anybody with a good physical condition can also do this trek. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a chance to explore the mountains, hills, culture and tradition of western Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp, a famous choice of most of the adventure trekkers in the world walking all the way up to the height of 4,243 meters. This trek package will additionally provide you life time experience to explore the world’s 10th highest mountain, Mt. Annapurna (8,091m/26,545ft) and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara
Day 04:  Trek to Tikhedhunga: 4- 5 hours trek
Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,750 m/ 9,020 ft): 4 – 5 hours trek
Day 06: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) with a visit to Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft): 6 – 7 hours
Day 07: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 6 hours trek
Day 08: Chhomrong to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 5 – 6 hours
Day 09: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5- 6 hours
Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours
Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 – 6 hours
Day 12: Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara, 6 hours trek, 1-hour drive
Day 13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 14: Final Departure

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)
A representative from Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure  will pick you up from the International airport and take you to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing( 4- 6hr)
After breakfast in the morning, you will be Proceed for Sightseeing place as given below.

  • Boudhanath Stupa:
    Lies about 6 km to the east of downtown Kathmandu and is the largest stupa in the valley. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. Boudhanath is also known as Khasti, or dew drops, after an account that builders had to use dew to mix the mortar as Kathmandu was suffering from a severe drought during the construction of Bouddhanath.
  • Pasupatinath Temple:
    Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world and lies 5 km east of the city center. The richly ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River flowing beside the temple.
  • 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.
  • Swayambhunath Stupa:
    The Monkey Temple
     (World Heritage Site), watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. The huge stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises
    Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara(823m/2,700ft)
Our trekking staff will pick you up at the hotel at around 6:30 am and escort you to the tourist bus station. The bus to Pokhara leaves at around 7:00 am.  Pokhara is also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna and Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west and Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu, hence providing the perfect starting point for our trek.
Included Meal: Breakfast.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1,010 m) and Trek to Tikhedunga  (1,577m/5,173 ft)- 4 hours
We begin our trek at Nayapul after an hour’s drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a short 15-minute walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1,015 m), a large village with many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1,495 m. After a short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1,570 m. Today’s walk is relatively short and easy, a prelude to the trekking experience in the Annapurna region.
Included Meals: Breakfast ,Lunch  and Dinner

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani(2,850m/9,350ft)- 5 hours
We move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri, a large Magar village at an altitude of 2,070 m. The trail ascends more gently from this point, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons, towards Banthanti at 2,250 m. Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2,460 m. After an hour’s walk, we arrive at Ghorepani (2,840 m).

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) with a visit to Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft)6 – 7 hours
We get up early in the morning to reach Poon Hill just in time to see the sunrise over the Himalayas. Poon Hill is the most popular destination to enjoy close up views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and enjoy the sunrise from these majestic mountains. From Poon Hill, we also get incredible views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest mountains. After enjoying a cup of coffee, we trek back to Ghorepani. We have breakfast here then walk towards the east and climb a ridge. Our trail descends through rhododendron forests and waterfalls before we reach Tadapani. Overnight in Tadapani.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 5- 6 hr trek
The trail starts off with a descent through a large rhododendron forest. The forest trail ends and our trail opens up to beautifully terraced fields. We walk uphill for around 5 km and pass waterfalls and reach a suspension bridge. Suspension bridges are very common in the hilly and mountainous regions of Nepal. A few more miles of uphill and downhill trekking and we reach our destination for today, Chhomrong. It is a beautiful village right below the giant Annapurna massive. Overnight in Chhomrong.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08: Chhomrong to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 5 – 6 hours
We pass through a bamboo forest which is damp and cold. We then walk uphill on a trail which is sometimes steep.  It is only after reaching Himalaya Hotel that the forest opens up and we are out in the sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below. It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here our trail descends to a river before ascending to Deurali. From here, we can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding hills and Mt. Dhaulagiri. We notice that the vegetation has become sparse allowing magical views of the valley, the river below and cliffs adorned with waterfalls. Overnight in Deurali.
Included Meals :Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 09: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5- 6 hours
We follow the valley trail in a steady climb. The trail sticks to a rocky cliff and is sometimes steep. We walk on a somewhat flat path for a while before ascending to Machhapurchre Base Camp. From here we get excellent views of Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna mountains. We then turn left and begin ascending gently to the Annapurna Base Camp. During our ascent, we can admire spectacular views of the Himalayan panorama. Walking further we reach the base camp of Mt. Annapurna and it is amazing. We are surrounded by magnificent peaks and the only way into this area is through the gorge we just hiked. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch  and Dinner

Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,300m/7,544 ft) 7 – 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 11: 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 12: Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 5 hours trek, 1-hour 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 13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
We will be driving back to Kathmandu in the morning. We will take you for a cultural dinner in the evening as successful completion of the Nepal trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Included Meals: Breakfast.

Day 14: Departure Day
Our driver will transfer you to the Airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight to connect the international flight.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Price Included

  • Pickups and drops from  Airport.
  • Accommodations in 3-star Category hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara including breakfast.
  • Teahouses/Lodge Accommodation including  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek.
  • Farewell dinner at the end of  Trek.
  • Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure Duffel Bag
  • Transportation  by  Tourist  Coach (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 paperwork 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  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 mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, Tea,Coffee, hot and cold drinks ,laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water,Hot shower, etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

The following personal items gives you a general idea that need to bring for the trek. 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 250 mg 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.

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.

Note:  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 above equipment and clothing at a reasonable price at stores in Thamel, Kathmandu.

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.

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. They 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. In teahouses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission. The toilet in teahouses provides essential and basic facilities and is always outside the room.

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 ?
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 Oxy meter. 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. During the time of emergency, our guides are alert and keep updated to head office in Kathmandu that is available 24 /7 to arranging from horse to mules or helicopters in the must needed cases especially when the client is seriously sick in the mountain and needed to be hospitalized.

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 drinking available at higher altitudes ? Is it filtered/boiled ?
Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and tea houses so 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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