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Annapurna Basecamp Trek

Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC Trek), is regarded as one of the most popular destinations in Nepal by both national and international trekkers. It offers the best of everything in relation to your time and financial investment because it provides the best vistas of so many different Himalayan peaks.
The difficulty level is also not so demanding as the trek to Everest Base Camp, and the peak altitude is approximately 1200 meters lower. Sometimes in winter, heavy snow fall can cause the trip to be more difficult.
Located in the western part of Nepal, in the very lap of the Himalaya, ABC trek reveals sights of many significant peaks, including Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), all over 6000 meters high.
You will feel encompassed by these dazzling mountains, as you pass through many evergreen landscapes, being greeted and welcomed by friendly and cheerful Nepali people along the way https://i../indian-levitra/. Our trail includes passing by a glacier, dense lush forest, fragrant flowers, farmlands, buffalo, donkeys, some small wild animals and traditional Nepali villages.
This trek has both beauty, diversity and challenge, and there is nowhere else quite like it.

Detail Itinerary

We suggest our clients be ready for trekking with all necessary clothing, equipment and personal items so that you can relax and enjoy your arrival day.

 

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m/4593 ft)  and transfer to Kathmandu Mantra Home Hotel

Arrive at Tribhuvan international airport where you will be welcomed by our team member and transferred to Kathmandu Mantra Home Hotel. This day is simply an arrival day and there will be no organized activities. If your flight arrival time permits, you will have some free time to relax or explore local sights.  In the early evening there will be a pre-trip departure meeting held at the hotel lobby and you will be introduced to your trekking guide. Overnight at Kathmandu Mantra Home Hotel

 

DAY 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m/2713 ft) Drive 5-6 hrs

We travel by tourist bus to Pokhara, an idyllic city beside Fewa Lake. With a pre-packed breakfast from our hotel, we catch the bus at 7am from Jamal bus station about 15 minutes walk from our hotel in  vibrant Thamel.  It will be an exciting drive. During the 5-6 hour journey we follow the road beside the fast flowing Trishuli River and you will enjoy scenic views of terraced rice fields and eye catching landscapes.  You will also see views of  Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal and most of the Annapurna Range.   The bus will stop twice along the route. Overnight at Pokhara.

 

DAY 03:  Pokhara to Nayapuel (1010m/3313 ft) drive 1.5 hours, & Nayapuel to Tikhe Dunga (1525m/5003 ft) trek 4-5 hrs.

Early in the morning, after breakfast we drive by car for 1.5 hours to  Nayapuel (literally means “new bridge”) where our trek begins. Following a wide path,  we reach Birethanti after around 30 minutes.  We then follow the same path for 2 or 2.5 hours  and will enjoy a well earned  lunch at Rhamghai or Hille. From here after another 2 or 2.5 hours trekking  through a beautiful green forest and passing several waterfalls we will reach our teahouse to rest overnight at Tikhe Dhunga.

 

DAY 04: Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2850m/9350 ft)  6-7 hrs

Today we  ascend a steep path to Ulleri, a large Magar village (mostly Mongolian ethnic people) with many shops and teahouses and which is situated in a warm sub tropical area. We then continue to Banthati. From this place, there is a clear view (particularly from September to January) of  several mountains –  Machhapuchhre (6997m), Hiunchuli (6442m) and Annapurna South (7219m). Crossing a small river, we will arrive at Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a busy place perched on a ridge offering lofty views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges to the north and west. Overnight at Ghorepani

 

DAY 05: Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m/10531 ft) 1 to 1.5hrs & Tadapani (2600m /8530 ft)  5 hrs.

Rising early, we trek  for 1.5 hours through a rhododendron forest up to Poon Hill to catch a stunning sunrise. Gradually the early morning light reveals a wonderful panorama of around twenty different peaks, most of them in the Annapurnas.  You can climb the viewing tower to extend your view. In the best conditions you will see Annapurna South, Annapurna I, II, III and IV, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, and other peaks in the Manaslu range.

Poon Hill  is renowned as a photographer’s paradise from where the rising sun bathes the mountain tops in gold, and the awesome view changes from minute to minute.  After spending about 40 minutes on the hilltop, we enjoy an easy downhill walk back to Ghorepani for breakfast. After breakfast we ascend to Daurali  (approximately 2 hrs).

From Daurali, we continue downhill for one hour beside a stream that flows beneath lush, green jungle. You will see different kinds of birds and monkeys along the route. We reach Banthati and stop for lunch.  The next section of the trek is along a ridge with a huge spring flowering rhododendron forest.

After some more descents and ascents, we arrive at Tadapani, which is located in the midst of one of the largest rhododendron forests of the area. Overnight at Tadapani.

 

DAY 06: Tadapani (2600m/8530 ft) to Chhoamrong (2340m/7677 ft)   5hrs

Early morning wake up, to again catch the sunrise. After breakfast our trail  proceeds downwards until we reach a river which we cross by  suspension bridge.  We stop to enjoy  lunch along the way, and our footsteps will feel a little easier as we walk gradually uphill  through  open forest to the village of Chhoamrong.

This place is the gateway to the Annapurna Base Camp trek and is considered to be one of the best spots where you can see the Annapurna mountains up close. It is the home country of the Gurung and legendary Gurkha peoples, their charming traditional villages and warm hospitality. Here, you can also see an excellent view of Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and the narrow canyon of the Annapurna Sanctuary. Overnight at Chhoamrong.

 

DAY 07: Chhoamrong to Dovan (2505m/8218 ft) 5-6 hrs

After breakfast, we head towards Dovan travelling to the west, passing through a bamboo forest alongside the Modi River. At Bamboo we will stop for lunch. After 5 to 6 hours walking, we reach peaceful Dovan in  a valley surrounded by a lush green jungle.  Overnight at Dovan.

 

DAY 08: Dovan to Daurali (3100 m/10,170  ft)  5-6 hrs

We begin our journey early in the morning after breakfast, trekking towards Daurali, moving gradually uphill.  Along this route it is often snowing in winter and therefore during that season, the trail will be slippery and difficult. Trekkers must walk carefully on this section of the trail. On the way we pass through Himalay which is located about 1.5 hours from Daurali.  Overnight at Daurali

 

DAY 9:  Daurali to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) (4130m/13,549  ft)  4-5 hrs

We begin ourjourney early after breakfast. Our whole day is gradually climbing uphill, with short rests along the way, and also passing through Machhapuchhre Base Camp at the half way mark. Once we reach ABC we access our accommodation and can now take our time to enjoy our surroundings. Trekkers can make their own choices about small diversions  according to their preferences during their free time. There is a glacier nearby which willl interest some travellers however, please understand that exploring the glacier is entirely at your own riskOvernight at ABC

 

DAY 10: ABC to Bamboo  (2335m/7660 ft) 7 hrs

Today you have the option to see the sunrise or sleep in until breakfast time.  Then we leave ABC and descend to Bamboo. It is all downhill. Overnight at Bamboo

 

DAY 11: Bamboo to Jhinu Dhanda      (1610m/5282 ft)  5-6 hrs

Heading back along the same trail, there is a gentle walk until we reach Sinuwa.The trail then leads down to a suspension bridge, which we cross to reach Chhoamrung village. We continue downhill  to Jhinu Dhanda  where there is a natural hot spring.  Most trekkers love to enjoy the refreshment and relaxation of the hot spring after their trekking efforts.  Overnight at Jhinu Dhanda

 

DAY 12:  Jhinu Dhanda to Nayapuel (1010 m/3313 ft)  trek 4-5 hrs & drive to Pokhara (827 m/2713 ft) 1.5 hrs

Another early start, and after breakfast we continue descent towards Birathanti and Nayapuel.   When we reach our destination, we will take a car or van to reach Pokhara, almost at the end of our trek. You will have an opportunity to celebrate the end of your adventure in one of the many restaurants and bars of your choice in popular and lovely Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara

 

DAY 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu – Drive  6-7  hours

After an early breakfast (or pre-packed breakfast) we will catch the bus organised by Himalayan Mantra Trek.  Relax and enjoy the views of beautiful landscapes and farmlands, travelling beside the Trishuli  River and finally reaching Kathmandu after 5-6 hours’ drive.  Himalayan Mantra Trek will organize a farewell dinner for your group.  Overnight at Kathmandu Mantra Home Hotel.

 

Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu

This will be your last day with Himalayan Mantra Trek. After breakfast at Kathmandu Mantra Home Hotel, enjoy some relaxation or last-minute shopping in Kathmandu. A team member from Himalayan Mantra Trek will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight.

Include/Exclude

Service Inclusions

  1. Airport pick up and transfer by car to Kathmandu Mantra Home Hotel before your trek
  2. Transfer to airport from Kathmandu Mantra Home Hotel at the end of your trek
  3. 1 night accommodation and breakfast at Kathmandu Mantra Home Hotel, at the start and end of your trek itinerary
  4. 1 night accommodation and breakfast at Pokhara at the start and end of your trek itinerary
  5. Tourist bus transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara and return to Kathmandu as per your itinerary
  6. Annapurna Conservation Area permit and all TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Government permits
  7. An experienced, well trained and knowledgeable English speaking licenced trekking guide with first aid expertise
  8. Experienced trekking porter(s) – one porter for 2 persons. One porter carries a maximum of 25 kg
  9. Meals, insurance, salary, equipment, accommodation, transportation for our trekking team
  10. Tea house accommodation (standard mountain lodging) on a twin or multi sharing basis during the trek. One pillow is included per person
  11. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at tea houses during the trek. Some meals will be pre-packed for you.  Please note that only one menu dish and one cup of tea/coffee is included for each meal.  You may choose an extra dish and/or other drink at your own expense
  12. One blanket and sleeping bag provided by Kathmandu Mantra Trek, which you will personally need to carry, unless your porter is carrying less than 25 kg
  13. All applicable government taxes
  14. Ghorepani/Poon Hill trekking map

 If you wish to have a private room, please ask us.  Single supplements may apply.

 

Service Exclusions

  • Any flights or international or domestic airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Your travel/medical insurance. We strongly recommend that all travellers obtain travel insurance that includes evacuation costs
  • Bank charges if you choose to pay for charges by credit or debit card
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Hot showers while on our trek. Hot showers are available at most tea houses at your own cost
  • Personal bathroom or toilet
  • Toiletries, snacks, medicine and other personal items
  • Bar expenses
  • Battery charges (available during trek with an extra cost at tea houses)
  • Optional side trips – activities not specified in your itinerary
  • Personal trekking apparel and equipment
  • Additional drinks and beverages (including extra tea/coffee) and bar purchases
  • Helicopter evacuation or rescue in case of emergency
  • Donations to local organizations/schools etc
  • Tipping to guide and porter/s

 

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