Annapurna base camp treks


Trip Introduction

Annapurna base camp trek is an amazing walk through diverse landscape and culture complete with rich mountain vistas, terraced fields, quaint Gurung villages and a wide variety of flora and fauna. Mt. Annapurna (8091m) of Nepal is the 10th highest mountain in the world and the journey to its base camp, which is at 4130m/13549ft height, is one of the most popular walks on earth. Moreover, we reach our destination via Mt. Machapuchhre (Fishtail) which is revered by the Nepalese for its unique beauty. Furthermore, thanks to the well groomed itinerary of the Annapurna Base Camp trekking package, it is a popular choice among diverse outdoor enthusiasts, from a solo female traveler to hikers travelling in groups to Nepal.

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Himalayan Glacier will pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel. In the afternoon, we may take a rest or visit Himalayan Glacier’s office. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Glacier. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals:Dinner
DAY 02 : Fly to Pokhara (827m/2,700ft), trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 30 minutes flight, 5 – 6 hours trek

We take an early morning flight to Pokhara, the beautiful lake city and catch great views of the Himalayas from the right side of our airplane. After landing in the Pokhara airport, we drive to Naya Pul (1 hour and 20 minutes) and start the trek. From Birethanti, we trek to Ghandruk, a beautiful village mostly inhabited by the Gurung community. If time permits, we also visit the Gurung museum today.  Overnight in Ghandruk.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
DAY 03: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 5 – 6 hours

At this juncture, we climb up for around an hour up to Kimrungdanda. On the way, we can enjoy great views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Ganggapurna. A steep descent takes us to the Kimrong Khola. After another steep ascent from Kimrong Khola to Chere Danda, we descend for a while and then it’s a gentle walk to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massive. Overnight in Chhomrong.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
DAY 04: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7578ft): 4 – 5 hours

We descend via 2500 stone steps and cross the bridge above Chhomrong Khola. From here it is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. Next, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
DAY 05 : Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 3 – 4 hours

We pass through a bamboo forest which is damp and cold then ascend steadily with a few steep sections. 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 we can see the trail drop closer to the river before climbing again to Deurali, the most scenic stretch of the day. The vegetation is sparser, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below, and the sheer rock-face cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls. Overnight in Deurali.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
DAY 06 : Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5- 6 hours

Climb gently through a river bed then over a steep trail over to the mountain side. The hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat strenuous. From Machhapuchhre base camp we get excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. From here, we get sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us. The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding the 360-degree panorama. From the base camp we again get to savor mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South , Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
DAY 07: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours

From the Annapurna base camp we retrace our steps to Bamboo. Today’s trek is downhill, so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Besides, we will always have the company of the extraordinary landscape to cheer us up.  Overnight in Bamboo.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
DAY 08: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 – 6 hours

From Bamboo, it is an uphill trek to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Then we climb the stone steps to Chhomrong. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be resting for the night. Today we will have an opportunity to enjoy the hot springs which is just a 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda to soothe our aching body. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
DAY 09 : Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive

On our way to Naya Pul from Jhinu Danda, we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. We have lunch on the way. Our trek will end at Naya Pul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

*If the road construction connecting Jhinu Danda to Naya Pul is complete, driving from Jhinu Danda to Pokhara could be another option.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch
DAY 10: Fly to Kathmandu

We fly to Kathmandu in the afternoon. After arriving in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel. We enjoy the day leisurely or catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any landmarks we missed during our first day in Kathmandu. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals:Breakfast Dinner
DAY 11: Final Departure

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A Himalayan Glacier representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Price 1549

 Package Inclusions:

  • Pick-up & drop-off from Kathmandu International Airport by private car.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in a local Kathmandu Restaurant
  • Three nights accommodation in deluxe room in Three star hotel at Kathmandu (convenient location in the heart of Thamel but won’t be overly crowded)
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with tour guide, private transportation and entrance fees of all temple
  • Private Car or Bus from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu
  • Private Car or Bus from Pokhara to Phedi and Nayapul to Pokhara
  • Two night Deluxe room in Three star category hotel by lakeside Pokhara
  • Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • All necessary transportation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek with hot drinks(You have freedom to choose any think from Menu)
  • Accommodation during trek in local hotel or tea house. Our Guide will ensure this accommodation will be the best available.
  • Permits including – Trekking Information Management Systems(TIMS) and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • English speaking trekking leader and guide and porters according to the size of group (2 trekkers = 1 porter), including their salary, equipment, insurance, food and lodging.
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket, Duffel bag, T-shirt and Trekking Map
  • Comprehensive medical kid box
  • All government taxes and the local fees
  • All other necessary expenses throughout the journey.

What’s not included:

  • Mineral water, juices and alcoholic beverages
  • Any personnel expenses throughout the trek
  • Tips to guide and porter
Price 1549

Package Inclusions:

  • Pick-up & drop-off from Kathmandu International Airport by private Vehicle.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in a local Kathmandu Restaurant
  • Three night standard room in Three star category hotel in Kathmandu (Our hotel will be located at the tourist hub Thamel)
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with tour guide and transportation
  • Private Car or Bus from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu
  • Private Car or Bus from Pokhara to Phedi and Nayapul to Pokhara
  • Two night standard room in Three star category hotel by lakeside Pokhara
  • All necessary transportation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek
  • Accommodation during trek in local hotel or tea house. Our Guide will ensure this accommodation will be good quality
  • Permits including – Trekking Information Management Systems(TIMS) and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • English speaking trekking leader and guide and porters according to the size of group (2 trekkers = 1 porter), including their salary, equipment, insurance, food and lodging.
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket, Duffel bag, T-shirt and Trekking Map
  • Comprehensive medical kid box
  • All government taxes and the local fees

What’s not included:

  • Tea or coffee, Mineral water, juices and alcoholic beverages
  • Lunch and dinner during Kathmandu stay.
  • Entrance fee of temple of Kathamandu
  • Any  personnel expenses throughout the trek
  • Tips to guide and porter
Price 949

Package Inclusions:

  • Pick-up & drop-off from Kathmandu International Airport
  • Farewell dinner in a local Kathmandu Restaurant
  • Three nights in convenient quality hotel in Kathmandu (convenient location at Thamel)
  • Private transportation for sightseeing
  • Tourist bus for Kathmandu –Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Private vehicle (Car or Van)from Pokhara to Phedi and Nayapul to Pokhara
  • Two night convenient quality hotel in Pokhara by lakeside.
  • Bed and Breakfast during the trek with a cup of tea/coffee.
  • Permits including – Trekking Information Management Systems(TIMS) and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • English speaking trekking guide and porters according to the size of group (2 trekkers = 1 porter), including their salary, equipment, insurance, food and lodging.
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket, Duffel bag and Trekking Map
  • Comprehensive medical kid box
  • All government taxes and the local fees

 

What’s not included:

  • Lunch and Dinner and hot and cold drink
  • Mineral water, juices and alcoholic beverages
  • Entrance fee of temple of Kathmandu
  • Any  personnel expenses throughout the trek

Tips to guide and porter


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