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ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK

16 Nights/17 Days

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Overview

Annapurna base camp trek is famous for trekkers. The principal peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna Himal, including Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare, are arranged almost precisely in a circle about 10 miles in diameter with a deep glacier-covered amphitheater at the center. From this glacier basin, known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, the Modi Khola knifes its way south in a narrow gorge fully 12,000 ft. deep. Further south, the gorge opens up into a wide and fertile valley, the domain of the Gurungs. The middle and upper portions of Modi Khola offer some of the best short trekking routes in Nepal, and the valley is located so that these treks can be easily combined with treks into the Kali Gandaki region to the west.

In spite of the great heights of the surrounding peaks and ice walls, the valley floor between 12,000 and 14,000 ft. can provide comfortable camping spots in good weather.

Fact File
Country Nepal
Activities Sightseeing, Trekking
Trip Length 17 Days
Trip areas Annapurna Region
Trip Starting Kathmandu (Trekking from Pokhara)
Trip Ending Kathmandu (Trekking to Pokhara)
Meal Plan Full board on trekking
Places to see Kathmandu, Pokhara, Annapurna region
Main attractions Mountain, animals, Culture, Local peoples, alpine areas, green forest, monasteries, Gurung culture, Sherpa culture, above 5000 m highest Annapurna ranges
Trekking Type Difficulty
Highest Point 4250 meters
Accommodation Tea House/Camping
Mode of Transportation Normal tourist bus/Private vehicle/Walking
Group Size Minimum: 2, Maximum: above 2
Season March -Middle of Jun & Sep-Dec


Itinerary

Day 01: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
Meet with our representative at the airport. Drive to the hotel.

Day 02: HALF DAY SIGHTSEEING TOUR IN KATHMANDU
Half day visit of Kathmandu durbar square and Swayambhunath. In the evening you will be having a meeting with our trekking guide who will give you some information about trekking, rules & regulations. You also get some time at your leisure to prepare for the trek. Overnight in Hotel.

KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE:
It is one of the major attractions in the valley. The word Durbar Square translates in English as palace complex and this durbar square has been listed as a World Heritage Site. Clustered around Durbar Square is the old palace, which has been converted into a well-equipped museum. Numerous other beautiful temples, shrines, Kumari Bahal or the House of the living Goddess, Kastamandap (a house build from the wood of a single tree) and other small temples are scattered everywhere in the square. The main palace building is 9 stories high and anyone can go up to the top and experience panoramic views of the city.

SWYAMBHUNATH:
It is one of the oldest Stupas in the Kathmandu valley. Sitting on top of the hill to the west of the valley, its unique architecture is one of the most easily recognizable symbols of Nepal. From here one enjoys sweeping and expansive views of Kathmandu City. Legend has it that once upon a time the valley was a lake known as the serpent's lake. Saint Manjushree cut the southern part of the valley and drained the water out, making Swayambhunath the first exit and an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists

Day 03: DRIVE FROM KATHMANDU TO POKHARA (820m)
Six hours scenic drive through Prithvi highway by tourist bus or car or 30 Minute flight.

Day 04: DRIVE TO NAYAPUL AND TREK TO TIKHEDHUNGA.
After breakfast, take a half an hour drive to Nayapul and commence the trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town beside the Modi River. We cross the main trail to Sudami where we climb gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Hile (1495m) before pushing on to Tirkhe Dhunga. From here the trail crosses a stream and then ascends a steep stone staircase to the large Magar village at Ulleri (2070m)

Day 05: TREK FROM TIKHE DHUNGA TO GHOREPANI.
This is a pleasant walking day. We trek through rhododendron and oak forests and across streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti. From Nangethanti we go up to Ghorepani (2850m).

Day 06: HIKE FROM GHOREPANI TO POON HILL AND TREK TO TADAPANI
Early morning hiking to Poon Hill to see the panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himalayan ranges as well as sunrise over the tolerable Himalayas. Having had great views of Himalayan panorama from PoonHill descend to Ghorepani and continue the trek to Tadapani (2625m.) after having breakfast. We will trek towards Tadapani along the ridges of rhododendron and pine forest.

Day 07: TREK FROM TADAPANI TO CHHOMRUNG
This trail descends down to Kimrong stream through the forest of rhododendron. We then walk towards Chhomrong crossing through the village of Gurungs. Chhomrong offers you close views of Mt. Annapurna south and Hiun Chuli and Mt. Fishtail.

Day 08: TREK FROM CHHOMRUNG TO DOVAN
We descending down to Chhomrong stream, and again heading up to Dovan crossing through silent rhododendron forest.

Day 09: DOVAN TREK TO ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP
The day begins with a climb to Machhapuchhre base camp (3900meters) and to Annapurna base camp. Since the area is surrounded by the mountains on every side it is known as Annapurna Sanctuary. The area gives you a spectacular view of the Himalayas including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, and Barah Shikhar.

Day 10: TREK FROM ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TO BAMBOO
After an early morning ascent for a stunning sunrise and breakfast, the journey returns to Bamboo for an overnight stay.

Day 11: TREK FROM BAMBOO TO CHHOMRUNG
Descend a long, stone staircase through bamboo and rhododendron forests to Kuldi. The trek continues through beautiful rhododendron forests and down to Sinuwa. From Sinuwa, the trail leads downhill to the Modi Khola, closing the day with a steep climb to Chhomrung where trekkers will remain overnight.

Day 12: TREK FROM CHHOMRUNG TO LANDRUNG
Back to Landrung with the remembrance of Annapurna south and the giant Himalayan peak.

Day 13: TREK FROM LANDRUNG TO DHAMPUS.
The trail enters the narrow wooded valley of the Modi Khola and takes us through the village of Dhampus.

Day 14: TREK FROM DHAMPUS TO PHEDI AND A DRIVE BACK TO POKHARA
Trek down to Phedi, and then take a half an hour car drive to Pokhara. Stay overnight at Hotel

Day 15: FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING TOUR IN POKHARA
Enjoy a full day of sight seeing in Pokhara including Devi's fall, Cave, World Peace Stupa, and then enjoy boating at Lake Phewa.

Day 16: POKHARA TO KATHMANDU
Drive back to Kathmandu by Car / Van / Tourist Bus (6hrs) or take a flight (30 minutes)

Day 17: FINAL DEPARTURE

Inclusions / Exclusions

PRICE INCLUSIONS:
ACCOMMODATION:
3 Nights hotel in Kathmandu
3 Nights hotel in Pokhara
10 Nights in Tea house(normal guest house)

TRANSPORTATION:
Airports pick up and drop
1 half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu(with private vehicle)
1 full day sightseeing tour in Pokhara (with private vehicle)
Kathmandu to Pokhara
Pokhara to trekking starting point
Trekking ending point to Pokhara
Pokhara to Kathmandu

SIGHTSEEING TOUR:
1 half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
1 full day guided sightseeing tour in Pokhara

TREKKING:
All meals (Breakfast/ lunch/dinner with teacoffee),
Accommodation in teahouses,
Sleeping bag,
Down jackets,
Acap entry permits,
TIMS ( Travelers Information manual system)
English speaking guide,
Porter (2 person need 1 porter)
All necessaries for guide (all meals, accommodation in tea houses, equipments, salary, insurance etc)

MEAL:
16 BREAKFAST, 11 LUNCH, 11 DINNER

PRICE EXCLUSION:
Any bar bills (Mineral water, coke, beer etc),
Personal clothing's
Personal expenses,
Emergency rescue charge,
Any unforeseen expenses
Tips

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