Annapurna Base Camp Treks 15 Days

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Introduction:

Annapurna Base Camp treks is the most popular trekking in the world, Annapurna base camp (ABC) known as Annapurna Sanctuary trek which offers stunning beauty that attract trekkers around the world. Our Annapurna Trekking starts from beautiful city Pokhara valley. Pokhara city is a most beautiful and popular touristic place. After Pokhara our trek leading towards the high hill village to Ghorepani for the hike to the top of Poon Hill at 3,190 meters for stunning sunrise views over the Himalayan range of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountains. Our next main destination heading towards Annapurna base camp and the sanctuary, walk leads through the deep gorge of raging Modi River fed from the glaciers of several Annapurna ranges of peaks.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek, route Poon Hill where you will be captivated by awesome high peaks views on the daily walk. On this Annapurna Base Camp Trek,  more peaks across the horizon with striking sunrise from Poon Hill top. Walk leads through the thick pines-rhododendron and bamboo forested area, as the walk progress leaving the tree lines behind and passing by Chomrong- Bamboo and Deurali a temporary settlement and villages. Finally our adventure enters awesome spot in Annapurna sanctuary and the base camp at 4,095 meters high.

In Annpurna Base camp  you will be encircled with amphitheater of snowcapped peaks with tremendous views of High Mountains and glaciers. Certainly a mind blowing experience in this glorious spot at Annapurna base camp in the comfort of warm and cozy lodge overlooking whole Annapurna mountain range. 

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 01:Meet in Kathmandu after arrival from international flight.
  2. Day 02:Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m (30 mins flight and 6 hrs drive)
  3. Day 03:Drive to Nayapul 1,100m and trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,450m.
  4. Day 04:Trek to Ghorepani 2,874m-05 hrs.
  5. Day 05:Morning hike to Pun-Hill and trek to Tadapani 2,721m – 05 hrs.
  6. Day 06:Trek to Chomrong 1,951m – 06 hrs.
  7. Day 07:Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050m – 06 hrs.
  8. Day 08:Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,720m – 06 hrs.
  9. Day 09:Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,095m – 04 hrs.
  10. Day 10:Trek to Bamboo – 06 hrs.
  11. Day 11:Trek to Jhinu danda with hot spring 1,700m – 05 hours.
  12. Day 12:Trek to Potana 1,900 m – 05 hrs.
  13. Day 13:Trek to Kande 1,460m and drive to Pokhara.
  14. Day 14:Drive or fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
  15. Day 15: International departure homeward bound.

What Is Included in Trip:

  1. All Arrival and Departure Transfer to and from airport/hotels.
  2. Twin sharing accommodation at Tourist standard Hotel/Guest-House in Kathmandu-Pokhara on bed and breakfast only basis. (Unless booking for single supplement at extra cost)
  3. All domestic airfare as per the chosen trip itinerary.
  4. Overland Transport on Tourist Coach as per the itinerary and size of the group.
  5. Applicable Trekking-National Park and Conservation Fees.
  6. Wages-meals-insurance and transport allowance of all trekking staff and porters.
  7. Guided tour around Kathmandu at places of interest with city / cultural guide.
  8. Comprehensive medical kit and service of guide and porters.
  9. Trekking on Teahouse / Lodge basis includes meals and accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  10. Reconfirmation of your international flight.

What Is Not Included in Trip

  1. Nepalese visa fee, Travel and Medical Insurance
  2. Meals in Kathmandu and in Pokhara, expenses of personal nature and gratitude.
  3. Personal Travel or Trekking gear, sleeping bags and down jackets.
  4. Emergency evacuation by any means of transport and personal medical kit.
  5. Excess baggage charge(s)
  6. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  7. Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  8. International flights
  9. Travel and rescue insurance
  10. Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  11. Tips for guides and porters

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On landing at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, our staff will receive you with a warm welcome and transfer you to respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city. After refresh joins the other group member for the trip orientation and briefing by our guide/leader regarding trek- hotels.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara 950m – 06 hrs journey distance 220 k.m.

Morning travel by tourist coach or in private vehicle over the busy scenic highway towards amazing picturesque Pokhara Valley driving through the Himalayan foothills, on arrival at Pokhara transfer to respective hotels nearby beautiful Phewa Lake with the afternoon free for short walks.

For flying option, 30 minutes of scenic flight to Pokhara on arrival our staff will transfer you to respective hotels by the Phewa Lake side with the afternoon at leisure.

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul 1,100m begin the trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,450m.

Morning a two-hour drive from Pokhara valley heading towards mid hills towns and villages. Superb views of rolling landscapes and Annapurna mountain range including the majestic Mt. Machapuchare “The Fish Tail” on the drive to Nayapul (new bridge) located on the Pokhara-Baglung / Beni highway.

From here our trek starts with a gradual walk through the nice village of Bhirethati, encountering trekkers, mule and donkey trains. Our route leads on ancient trail Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route of Nepal to Tibet via Mustang area. The walk leads past farm lands, villages with views of waterfalls as the day walk completes on reaching Tirkhedhuga village. Here in the comfort of a nice cozy lodge after a day’s good walk of four hours.

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani 2,874m – 05 hrs walk.

Morning walk from Tirkhedhunga leads to a steep up for about two hours on the stone steps all the way to the top of Ulleri village with grand views of Annapurna South and Mt. Machapuchare. After strenuous uphill walk gets better from the small village of Bhanthati, from here onwards trekking on the pleasant path through cool shade of an alpine forest of oaks-pines and rhododendron trees.

Slowly as the walking progress with few short climb gaining height reaching at Ghorepani- Deurali village with fantastic views of world’s 07th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri range of peaks. From this lovely village includes a view of Annapurna South and Vara-Shikar also known Annapurna Fang. This lovely village Ghorepani, located on a high spot and on the route to old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route which leads to Upper Mustang beyond to Tibet. Villagers of this area are of Pun / Magar ethnic tribe, this place is famous and popular for the hike to Pun Hill view point. Pun Hill offers super wide angle views of world’s three highest peaks and range of other mountains with striking sunrise and sunset.

Day 05: Morning hike to Poon-Hill trek to Tadapani 2,721m – 05 hrs.

Early morning before dawn an hour hike up to Pun-Hill at 3,190m high, from this amazing spot enjoy the fantastic sunrise views over the range of mountains. View stretching from Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu to Annapurna and as far to Ganesh Himal in the far eastern horizon including Mt. Machapuchare “The Fish Tail peak”a well respected and unclimbed peak in all Himalaya. After an awesome wide panorama of mountains and views of rolling landscapes, from here our journey continues towards Tadapani leading to an uphill through enchanting rhododendron forest with gorgeous views of mountains. Heading down the hill and with last short climb to Tadapani for the overnight stop in a nice lodge with views of the mountain, Tadapani situated in the midst of a lovely forest with rhododendron, magnolia and oaks trees.

Day 06: Trek to Chomrong 1,951m – 06 hours.

Another beautiful sunrise view from Tadapani, morning walk leads to descending to Kimrong valley in the cool shade of a forest. After reaching Gurjong village an uphill climb for another hour and all the way to the top of Chomrong village. From this top spot, a short downhill leads to overnight stop at Chomrong village. This is the last permanent Gurung village and the gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary and Base Camp trek. 

Day 07: Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050m – 06 hours.

After Chomrong walk leads to a short downhill over the terraced farm fields and to Chomrong River. After crossing bridge an uphill for an hour to Sinuwa danda a small spot with few lodges with great views of surrounding landscapes and rolling green hills. From here walk through a cool dense forest to Bamboo a small settlement, located by the Modi River in the middle of bamboo, rhododendron and oaks forest. From here an hour walks on the gradual up to Dovan for an overnight stop, situated in the middle of forest and river gorge.

Day 08: Trek to Machapuchare Base Camp 3,720m via Deurali – 06 hrs.

From here onwards the air gets cooler and fresher entering towards Annapurna Sanctuary and Base Camp. The walk leads on a pleasant winding path with few ups to Himalaya Hotel near at Hinko Cave, located beneath Hiunchuli peak. From here walking on glacier and moraine formed by old avalanches, crossing a small bridge near Deurali the last place with lodges before reaching Machapuchare Base Camp. From here on vegetation and tree lines disappears with only high alpine bushes and shrubs. Our route climbs following the raging Modi River upstream to reach at Maccahapuchare Base Camp for the overnight stop. This hidden spot with few lodges located beneath North Face of Maccahapuchare Peak, here onwards into the Annapurna Sanctuary.

Day 09: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4, 095m – 04 hours.

Morning walk with views of Annapurna mountain range heading high on grassy uphill slopes, reaching higher elevation at Annapurna Base Camp with close up views of magnificent Annapurna peaks with Annapurna I a massive mountain. After a good scenic walk reaching at Annapurna Base Camp for lunch with the free afternoon at leisure to marvel the mountain views. Annapurna area was first explored by the British Adventure Col. James O.M. ‘Jimmy’ Roberts in the year 1956 and exposed to the world as the ‘Sanctuary of Gods’. The Sanctuary has been christened as “Annapurna Sanctuary” ever since.

Day 10: Trek to Bamboo 2,050 m – 06 hours.

After a great time at Annapurna Sanctuary and base camp, morning walk heading downhill all the way to Deurali. From here with few ups and downs and some gradual section back into tree lines into the serene forested area to reach Bamboo place for overnight stop.

Day 11: Trek to Jhinu danda 1,700m via Chomrong 06 hours.

From here a short steep climb to Khuldi Ghar, and on the winding downhill path through the dense forest to Sinuwa danda. From here walk descends to Chomrong Khola. After the bridge an uphill walk for less than an hour to reach Chomrong village for rest or for lunch. After Chomrong with half hour climb to the top of Chomrong ridge. From here route descends to Jhinu danda for the overnight stop. This village on a ridge offers refreshing bathe in hot springs which is just 20 minutes walk downhill by Modi River.

Day 12:  Trek to Pothana 1, 900 m – 05 hrs.

Morning walk on the downhill for an hour to another New Bridge (Nayapul) by the Modi River, after crossing the bridge a gradual walk with short climb reaching at Landruk village, from here walk leads on the winding trail through terraced farm fields and villages reaching the cool forested area. From here an uphill walk for 40 minutes to Deurali ridge at 2,150 m. After Deurali a nice pleasant walk leads to Pothana with grand views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu including views of Fish Tail peak. This village located in the middle of an alpine forest with fantastic views of the snow capped mountains and valley.

Day 13: Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara.

Morning with superb views leads to a short up through cool forest at Thulo Kharka also known as Australian Camp a wonderful spot in the midst of the forest with large meadows overlooking magnificent views of the Himalayan range of mountains, after a short break here the last hour walk an easy descend to Kande village on the road head that connects Baglung-Pokhara, from here an hour drive back to Pokhara after a wonderful time up in the high mountains.

Day 14: Drive of fly back to Kathmandu.

Morning a scenic drive to Kathmandu, after a wonderful memorable trip in the mid hills of Annapurna area,  then on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with an afternoon free at leisure.  Option Extra Charges: (option fly back to Kathmandu our staff will transfer you to Pokhara domestic airport for 30 minutes scenic flight to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu meet our staff and then transfer back to respective hotels).

Day 15: International departure homeward bound.

Today, last day in Nepal with great memories and amazing experience trekking to Annapurna Base Camp & Pun Hill, our staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your final departure homeward bound or to next port of call.

Duration = 15 Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person. A private departures on any day all around the year can be arranged for this trek/tour, for more details and dates E-mail Us info@destholiday.com
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Best Seasons:

Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons for trekking in the Annapurna region. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature, then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan, and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the summer or monsoon seasons (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the summer trek could be a paradise for a keen botanist and naturalist.

Normal Trekking Day

Destination Holidays trekking involves for 4 to 7 hours of walking every day, depending on trails and altitude as per the trip selected, with some rest and acclimatization periods. The daily routine begins at around 6 a.m. with bed tea and washing water brought to your tent and rooms. Please get packed promptly so that the Sherpa guides can start taking down the tents and your baggage, while you are having breakfast. Take your day pack with you to breakfast. The morning walk will be about 3 hours and there is no need to hurry. The lunch stop lasts about 1 to 2 hours and is a good time to do your laundry and write your diary etc. Then walk for another 2 to 3 hours to our evening stop. Tea and biscuits awaits you and a few hours later dinner and evening reading, cards, drinking, etc.

Tipping & Tax

Tipping though not compulsory however has become a customary in Nepal. 13 per cent VAT and 2.2 per cent Tourist Service Fee is usually included in your bill. Waiters, Bell boys, and room maids would be happy to receive tips.

Note

All our treks and tours are led by expert guides and local leaders for other language can be arranged on request beside English speaking guide.

Trips Highlights:

  1. Standing at the base of world’s 10th highest Mount Annapurna at 8,091 meters.
  2. Trekking in pristine rhododendron, pines and oaks tree forest.
  3. Walk from sub-tropic, Mediterranean to alpine and arctic climate zone.
  4. View of world’s highest mountains Annapurna-Dhaulagiri & Manaslu.
  5. Stunning sunrise over Himalayan peaks from Pun Hill top.
  6. Around villages of world famous Gorkha soldier hill tribe.
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