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Adventurous Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

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The Annapurna Base camp trek, also called Annapurna Sanctuary, is the most popular trek in the Annapurna region. The major high of the trekking is the visit to Annapurna Base Camp at an altitude of 4130m.The entire journey revolves around getting into the Annapurna Sanctuary, a natural amphitheater surrounded by 360-degree views of high mountains including tenth highest mountain Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7273m), Machapuchare(6997m), Gangapurna (7454m), Hiunchuli,(6444m) etc. The trail passes through the forests of bamboo, oaks and rhododendron and beautiful Gurung villages of Ghandrunk, Chhomrong, and Dhampus. The landscape is dotted with farm terraces, monasteries, streams, lakes, and rivers. You will also make a side trip to Poon Hill (3210m), a perfect vantage point to catch Himalayan sunrise and sunset and a panorama of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna ranges and much more. You will also be able to enjoy hot spring at Jhinu Danda on your way back. The trekking starts from the beautiful town of Pokhara where you will have plenty of time to relax before and after the trip. The best seasons to do Annapurna Base Camp trek is during Spring or Autumn when there is better visibility with the sunny blue sky.

Itinerary: 

DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU

DAY 02: SIGHTSEEING TOUR AT KATHMANDU- 3 HOURS.

DAY 03: KATHMANDU TO POKHARA (820 M) by Tourist Bus - 6-7 hours

DAY 04: DRIVE TO NAYAPUL AND TREK TO ULLERI (2440M) , 1-hour driving and 4.5 hours walking.

DAY 05: ULLERI TO GHOREPANI (2860M). 5-7 HOURS, 5-7 hours

DAY 06: HIKING UP TO POON HILL (3210M),  THEN TREK TO TADAPANI 2650M 6-7 hours

DAY 07: TADAPANI TO CHOMRONG (2200M). 7 HOURS. 7 hours

DAY 08: CHOMRONG TO HIMALAYA (2800), 5 hours

DAY 09: HIMALAYA TO ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP (4130M), 5 hours

DAY 10: ABC TO BAMBOO (2310M), 6-7 hours

DAY 11: BAMBOO TO JHINU HOT SPRING (1780M), 5 hours)

DAY 12: JHINU TO NAYAPUL 6-7 hrs  AND DRIVE TO POKHARA 1.5 hrs

DAY 13: DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU 6-7 hrs 

DAY 14: FINAL DEPARTURE
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Important Information
Departure Point
You will be picked up from the hotel you stay in Thamel area
Duration
14 days
Return Details
You will be dropped to the hotel you are staying.
Inclusions
  • International Airport pick up and drop off
  • All land transfer as per itinerary
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and in Pokhara
  • Day sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation and 3 meals while on the trek
  • Fully escorted trek with English speaking Guide and a
  • Professional guide
  • One Porter for every two persons
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
  • Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
Exclusions
  • Items of personal nature ie. Soft/hard drinks, tips etc.
  • Travel Insurance (this is a mandatory condition of booking)
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Meals where not specified in the itinerary
  • Sleeping bag and Down jacket
  • Personal spending money
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Itinerary:
  • Meet you at the airport upon your arrival and transfer you to the Hotel. Refresh and relax in the afternoon. Your guide will come to meet you and give you a general briefing on your itinerary. Later in the evening, enjoy welcome dinner. We advise that you get to bed early.
  • Today you will go out for sightseeing around Kathmandu right after breakfast. You will visit four world heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley, namely Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhu Stupa (Monkey Temple) and Buddha Stupa.
  • Your guide will meet you at 6.00am and take you to the Tourist Bus Station at Kantipath. The ride to Pokhara is scenic as you travel alongside Trishuli and Marshyangdi rivers and through villages and towns outside Kathmandu valley. Upon reaching Pokhara, you will be transferred to your hotel. After freshening up, go out for a short boating trip in Fewa Lake.
  • You will take a cab or private car to Nayapul and commence the trek right away. During the trek, you will traverse Birethanthi, Modi River, and Thikhedhunga, cross two suspension bridges, climb about 3000 steps to reach the lodge at Ulleri, where you stay overnight. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
  • Resume trekking right after breakfast. Annapurna South and Hiunchuli peaks are visible if the weather is clear. Our trail gradually ascends and traverses dense forests of rhododendron and oak, and the villages of Banthanti and Nangethani. We spend the night in a lodge in upper Ghorepani village, near the ridge where we have beautiful panoramic views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges.
  • Wake up early enough and hike with a torchlight and warm clothes on for about 1.5 hours to get to Poon Hill (3210m), an ideal spot to see panoramic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges at sunrise. About an hour later, we descend to the lodge for breakfast and resume trekking to Tadapani (2650m), from where Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre peaks can be seen. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
  • Today, we go downhill for 2 hours, cross a small stream and then gradually climb through the Gurung settlement of Gurung. After reaching Chhomrong we will relax for rest of the day. Chhomrong is a bigger settlement of the Gurung community. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
  • After enjoying the view from Chomrong at sunrise and having breakfast, we resume trekking to Himalaya Hotel via Bamboo and Dovan. The trail passes through a deep gorge and along the banks of Modi River. You may spot some wildlife including monkeys and Himalayan goats en route. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
  • Resume trekking after an early breakfast and head towards our final destination Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). You will be overwhelmed by the beauty of snow-capped mountains. all around you. In the afternoon, go for a closer view of Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna Glacier, Annapurna South (7200m), Hiunchuli (6444m), Machhapuchhre (6793m) and Annapurna III. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
  • Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the magnificent view at sunrise. Take photos while the sun's rays hit the Himalayas. Then have breakfast and start descending to Bamboo, losing about 2000 meters in altitude in just 6-7 hours. Spend the night in a local guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
  • Leaving Bamboo behind, climb for 30 minutes to reach Khuldighar, the site of an experimental sheep. The trail then gradually ascends at first, remains flat for some time and goes downhill again until you reach Sinuwa and cross Chhomrong River. It then ascends up to Chhomrong Village and descends very steeply for 1 hour all the way to the village of Jhinu. Drop your bags at your lodge and go for a refreshing bath in the nearby hot spring. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
  • Today is the last day of our ABC trek. Leaving Jhinu, we firstly descend, cross the river and continue along the trail that remains almost flat all the way to Birethanti and heads to Nayapul. We then ride the already waiting car/van and get back to Pokhara. After checking into your hotel, you can spend the rest of the evening in the Lakeside area. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
  • You can either drive back to Kathmandu or alternatively take a 30 min flight at an additional cost. You can relax in the evening and even take a walk through the streets of Thamel for shopping. To celebrate your successful journey to Annapurna Sanctuary, we will take you out for a memorable farewell dinner in Kathmandu tomorrow evening.
  • Check out from the hotel, we transfer you to the airport about 3 hours before your plane takes off. We will bid a warm farewell in our own Nepali style and wish you a safe and comfortable onward journey.
  • You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing.
  • All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler Not wheelchair accessible
  • Accessibility
  • From Pokhara, you will have to drive for an hour by private transport the starting point of trek, Naipaul. Almost all routes end in Nayapul, from where you will catch transport back to Pokhara. You can take a jeep before Nayapul and cut off the first day of the trek if you have limited time.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Everything from start to end was well planned by our guide Raj and the company. The trek was enjoyable with many laughters and fun along the way. Although due to bad weather we didn't make it to our intended destination (EBC) The company quickly changed our route to ABC which
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23 March-7 April 4 of us were supposed to climb Everest base camp but due to the bad haze on the day we were supposed to fly to Lukla, our guide Raj told us to make an impromptu decision to climb ABC instead. Of course, we were slightly disappointed but we were prepared for
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Response from Rajendra Man D, Manager at Adventurous Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
Responded 5 May 2019
Thank you Hazel for your kind words!!!
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I have been in a couple of places in the world but Nepal is no like others. It's a country where nature shows it greatest masterpiece: mountains. But not only mountains, during our trek, my girlfriend and I also learnt a lot about the culture and the people of Nepal. For me,
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It was the best holiday in my life ! Everything was well organized ! Adventure Thirdpole Treks' guys were waiting for us in the airport and took care of us til the end of our trip. As someone who's a beginner in hiking I got a lot of inspiration and support from our guide
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It was great to see Mr. Raj, Mr. Deepak, Mahila and the rest of the Adventure Thirdpole Treks team after 2 year hiatus. Great coordination prior to the trip. Mr. Raj was very prompt with his responses, Bookings were done quickly and they had catered to all of our needs.
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