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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

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Talking about trekking the first place anyone suggests would obviously be Annapurna Base Camp Trek. From a long time ago no other trekking destinations have been able to make this trekker’s paradise bite dust due to its magnificent and easy accessible route which can even enjoyed with your family and kids. The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most desirable and the most talked about treks in the Annapurna region. Annapurna Base Camp trek rewards its travelers with a lifelong memorable adventure of standing at the foot of the World’s 10th highest peak. The trek welcomes the travelers with breathtaking scenery of the paddy fields, subtropical forests, waterfalls, gigantic cliffs and various beautiful small villages.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek inaugurates from the different trailheads starting just a couple of hours away from Pokhara and widely passes through the gorgeous waterfalls, astonishingly beautiful villages, terraced farmlands, blooming rhododendron forests, and amazing mountain views one can only dream of before reaching the base of the beautifully snowcapped Annapurna. The trek begins from Nayapul, going north up to Gorepani followed by the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill. From Gorepani you travel towards Chomrong and thereupon breezing into the Modi Kola Valley which leads up to the base camp.

You can return through the route of Jhinu Danda enjoying the treasure hidden in the Mother Nature’s chest and give yourself a well-deserved rest. The outrageous hot springs which will surely bring life back to your devastatingly tired and exhausted muscles. While on your way back home it is worth visiting one of the Gurung villages of Ghandruk or Landruk and observes their livelihood and loving hospitality. It is possible to do this trek in all seasons; however, in the winter the base camp can sometimes be closed due to the snow level. In spring time the huge rhododendron forests are in full bloom which gives the trek an extra appeal.

Join us for this amazing journey to the Annapurna Region, probably the best place for the trekking in Nepal. Enjoy the delight of this amazing amalgamation of nature, people and mountains.

Trip Facts:

Country: Nepal
Trekking Type: Tea House
Max Altitude: 4131 M ( ABC)
Group Size: 01 - 20
Trip Duration: 16 Days
Best Season: Mar - May / Sep - Dec
Trip Grade: Moderate
Start - End: Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu (1300M) and transfer to Hotel / Tent Camp. (We provide you very safe hotel in Kathmandu although you feel unsafety we will provide safety tent camp in kathmandu)
  • Day 02 : Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley. O/N at Hotel / Camp, BB
  • Day 03 : Depart to Pokhara. O/N at Hotel, BB
  • Day 04 : Drive to Naypul and trek to Ulleri (2073m), 4/5 hrs walk, O/N at Guesthouse. BLD
  • Day 05 : Trek to Ghorepani (2800 m), 5 hrs walk, O/N at Guesthouse. BLD
  • Day 06 : Trek to Poonhill (3200m)- Ghorepani - Tadapani (2625 m), 6/7 hrs walk. O/N at Guesthouse, BLD
  • Day 07 : Trek to Chhomrong (2020 m), 4/5 hrs walk. O/N at Guesthouse, BLD
  • Day 08 : Trek to Dovan (2600 m), 4/5 hrs walk. O/N at Guesthouse, BLD
  • Day 09 : Trek to Deurali (3210 m), 3/4 hrs walk. O/N at Guesthouse, BLD
  • Day 10 : Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4131 m), 4hrs walk. O/N at Guesthouse, BLD
  • Day 11 : Trek back to Sinuwa (2300 m), 5/6 hrs. O/N at Guesthouse, BLD
  • Day 12 : Trek to Jhinu hill (1500 m), 4/5 hrs walk. O/n at Guesthouse, BLD
  • Day 13 : Trek to Potana (1900 m), 5/6 hrs walk. O/n at Guesthouse, BLD
  • Day 14 : Trek to Phedi and Drive back to Pokhara. O/N at Hotel, BB
  • Day 15 : Drive back to Kathmandu. O/N at Hotel / Camp, BB "Evening Farewell”.
  • Day 16 : Transfer to airport, departure on your own destination.
  • BB= Bed and Breakfast     BLD= Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • [NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. ]
  • Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu.
    Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport by our representative, transfer to the Hotel / Camp. BB (We provide you very safe hotel in Kathmandu although you feel unsafety we will provide safety tent camp in kathmandu)
  • Day 02 : Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley.
    Today, we visit world heritage site in Kathmandu including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath (temple of Shiva), Boudhnath and Swoyambhunath (Monkey Temple). Overnight at hotel, BB
  • Day 03 : Depart to Pokhara.
    Six hours scenic drive through Prithvi highway. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 04 : Drive to Naypul and trek to Ulleri (2073m), 4/5 hrs walk.
    We begin our trek at Naya Pool, an hour drive from Pokhara. After 20-minutes walk along the Modi stream, we reach at Birethanti - a beautiful village that has plenty of tea shops and guest houses. We then follow the left route through the village. Our trek will continue heading to Ulleri following the bank of the Burungdi stream. We climb slightly up to the valley of Hile (1495 meters) and Tikhedhunga (1525 meters). The trail leads steep up to Ulleri (2073 meters), a large beautiful Magar village, through the stone slabs. Generally, today's trek offer you an memorable experience of trekking in Nepal. Overnight at Lodge with BLD basis.
  • Day 05 : Trek to Ghorepani (2800 m), 5 hrs walk.
    Today, trail leads us to the Ghorepani, one of the popular destinations of Annapurna region situated at an altitude of 2856 meters. Our trek gently ascends up to Banthanti (2250 meters) through Oak and rhododendron forest. We then continue trek towards Ghorepani through Nangeythanti (2460 meters). Today we walk approximately 5hrs. Overnight at Lodge with BLD basis.
  • Day 06 : Trek to Poonhill (3200m) - Ghorepani - Tadapani(2625 m),6/7 hrs walk.
    Climb up to Poon Hill (3210 meters) early in the morning to see the panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himalayan ranges as well as sunrise over the tolerable himalayas. Experiencing the great views of Himalayan panorama from Poon Hill, we descend to Ghorepani. After breakfast, continue downhill trek to Tadapani (2625meter). The trail goes a long the ridges of rhododendron and pine forest till the Tadapani. Overnight at Lodge with BLD basis.
  • Day 07 : Trek to Chhomrong (2020 m), 4/5 hrs walk.
    Today's trail descends to Kimrong stream through the forest of rhododendron. We then walk towards Chhomrong crossing through the Gurjung village. Chhomrong offers you close views of Mt. Annapurna south and Hiunchuli and the virgin peak, Fishtail (Machhapuchchhre). Overnight at Lodge with BLD basis.
  • Day 08 : Trek to Dovan (2600 m), 4/5 hrs walk.
    We descend to Chhomrong stream and again climb up to Dovan crossing through silent rhododendron forest. Overnight at Lodge with BLD basis.
  • Day 09 : Trek to Deurali (3210 m), 3/4 hrs walk.
    Today, we climb to Deurali through the rhododendron and bamboo forest. The place located on the ridge of Hinko Cave and it is the trail most stretch subject to avalanche. Overnight at Lodge with BLD basis.
  • Day 10 : Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4131 m), 4hrs walk.
    The day begins with climb to Machhapuchhre base camp (3900 meters) and to Annapurna base camp. The area is surrounded by the mountains and is known as Annapurna Sanctuary. This place gives you an spectacular view of Himalayas including Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Barah Shikhar. Overnight at Lodge with BLD basis.
  • Day 11 : Trek back to Sinuwa (2300 m), 5/6 hrs walk.
    Finally, we trek back to Sinuwa with the remembrance of Annapurna south and the giant Himalayan peaks. Overnight at Lodge with BLD basis.
  • Day 12 : Trek to Jhinu hill (1500 m), 4/5 hrs walk.
    Today, we will take bath at natural hot water spring at Jhinu. Overnight at Lodge with BLD basis.
  • Day 13 : Trek to Potana (1900 m), 5/6 hrs walk.
    Today, our trek leads to another beautiful village of this region, known as Potana crossing through Landruk, Tolka and Deurali villages. After Tolka its steps climbing through the forest until Deurali from where you can see nice views of Pokhara and Mt. Dhaulagiri. Overnight at Lodge with BLD basis.
  • Day 14 : Trek to Phedi and Drive back to pokhara. overnight at Hotel.
    Finally, we complete our trek through the beautiful gurung village Dhampus from where you can see the panoramic views of Annapuran Range, Fishtain and Himchuli as we descend to Phedi and then drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel with BB basis.
  • Day 15 : Drive back to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel / Camp with BB basis.
  • Day 16 : Transfer to airport, departure on your own destination.
  • BB= Bed and Breakfast     BLD = Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • [NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized as your request to accommodate your specific requirements.]
"So What you are paying For?"
What you are paying for, we would like to explain to you. We are a local company providing world-wide travelers with internationally qualified services. We provide you with the lowest cost possible for fully inclusive trips that have no hidden fees. We guarantee your safety, satisfaction, and long-lasting memories of your experience of Nepal Journey.

Cost Include

  • International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with BB Plan.
  • Welcome and Firewell Dinner.
  • Internal transport and flight within your Nepal staying as per the itinerary.
  • 3 meals a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as indicated by the itinerary.
  • Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis tents or local lodges / guesthouses.
  • All trekking and climbing related permit & fees,(Entry Permit and TIMS Card).
  • Professional English speaking tour leader, guides and necessary porters.
  • Sleeping Bag and Duffel bag for during Trekking period.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • International air fare to/ from Nepal.
  • Entry Visa fees - at present $25 for 15 day, US$ 40 for 30 day, and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry into Nepal.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
  • Drinks: both alcoholic and bottled other than sterilized drinking water.
  • Laundry fees.
  • All food and beverages other than on the itinerary.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal gear and expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.
What type of shape do I need for this Trip?
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a suitable trek for all kind of people who are moderately fit, not any previous adventures experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming and walking are recommended before your Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. Persons suffering from a pre-existing medical condition must seek medical advice/consent before considering the trek. Whist on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.

Will somebody come to pick up me at the Airport upon my arrival?
Yes, Global Holidays Adventure representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall. He will be displaying an Global Holidays Adventure name with your name on it. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your Hotel.

Visa info: Entry Visa fees- at present $ 25 for 15 day, $ 40 for 30 days and $ 100 for three month visa on entry to Nepal. You can take visa after landing Nepal in Tribhuwan International Airport.

What sort of accommodation can i expect in Kathmandu and in Trekking?
In Kathmandu: Here are all kind of Hotel simple hotel to 5* hotel. Its depends on your demand but normally in our trekking package we use standard rooms from 3* or 4* on BB Basis.

During Trekking: You will have teahouse/Lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quit blanket. We can also offer you Global Holidays Adventure's sleeping baggage if needed ( which need to return after the trip) but it is good idea to have your own sleeping baggage always. We usually provide you single and double rooms as well as the occasional dormitory. The dining room is sownstairs around a fire. All food will be cooked to order in the little kitchen. You should not enter the kitchen unless asked to do so.

Toilet Facilities During Trekking: On, Trek common toilet facilities are available at Tea House. Now some teahouse have attached bathroom.

Shower Facilities:
You will have hot shower in all teahouses but some place there isnot hot shower, we will provide you hot water in bucket for Shower.

Do you use porters/ yaks on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?
Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream etc only.

What kind of food can i expect in Trekking?
Most of Teahouse cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare Pasta, Tuna Bakes, Noodles, Potatos, Eggs, Dalbhat, Bread, Soups, Fresh Vegetable ( variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like Apple Pies, Pancakes and some interesting attempts at Custard. You will find a lot of garlic items on the menu, eat some every day because it assists with acclimatization. In many larger villages you may find some meat on the menu. You cal always get hot chocolate, tea, coffee, hot lemon as well as soft drinks. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will be take on the way to distination.

What sort of transportation I use?
Global Holidays Adventure is all about providing you with local insights as well as adventure with that in mind where we think you will get more our of your holiday by using a different means of transport that is what we do. Using a variety of private transport is an integral part of our Himalayas travel and enhance the experience. We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and pick ups. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, van or Landcruiser. These small light vehicles are more manoeuvrable and flexible enabling us to take you through the narrow roads of Nepal. All the vehicles are usually air-conditioned unless we are travelling in cooler areas.

What is the best season for this trekking?
The best season for this trek is October to mid December and mid February to mid June. It is not very good trekking during the monsoon season from June to August excepts treks in the Himalayan rain shadow like Upper Mustang and Mt. Kailash.

What is the weather and temperature like in trekking?
Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. At night it is generally cooler the days are enerally warm. Winter ( January and February ) will be bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to makes sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any condition. Expert the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 degree c to 15 degree c low during day time.

Can I charge my camera batterries on my Trip?
These facilities will be available in most of the places in your Hotel reception by playing some service. Remember to bring your adapters!!.

Is there any communication while we are on Trekking?
There are telephone in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls, Some place there is also interest access which you can use by paying some charges.

Can I use credit cards in the places visit in Trekking?
In Kathmandu you can use your credit/ master card. During the trekking you need cash, you can't use your credit card.

How much additional money do I need per day?
In Kathmandu, you can allocate $ 10-15 for lunch and dinner. It's all depends on your spending habits. $. 15- 20 a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolate and few drinks in Trekking.

Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?
This is a difficult things to tell. It's up to you from your heart by looking their work and support. Tipping is not required, but a small way to show your guides and local porters thanks for their help. The level of the tip should reflect the level of personal involvement with your guide.

Is the water Ok to drink? Do I need to bring purifying tablets/filter?
In most places bottled water is readily available. If you wish to drink normal water, you need to use purifying aid, which you will need to bring with you.

Is Global Holidays Adventure's staff insured?

Our Company insures all our trekking staff, including guide, cook, Sherpa and Porters.

What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tour?

  • Valid Passport- must be valid for up to 6 months after return from your tour, keep a seperate photocopy.
  • Travel insurance, keep a seperate photocopy which you need to give to us before you leaving for trip.
  • Cash and Traveller's Cheques, keep numbers and proof of purchase seperate.
  • Flight Tickets.
  • Emergency contact numbers for T/C's bank, insurance, family contacts.
Can I add extra days to my Trekking Trip?
A trekking holiday should be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.

I would like to extend my holiday, any recommendations?
Yes there are many options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. Following trips are suggested for your holiday extensions.
What immunizations will I need?
No vaccinations are compulsory in Himalaya but we do recommend you are coveres for * Diphtheria & TB, *Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B * Malaria, * Typhoid, Polio and tetanus. We also recommend-

  • A dental Check up prior to Travelling.
  • That you know your blood group in case of Emergency.

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