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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Start From:   US$ 1185

Destination:Nepal

Total Duration:16 Days

Trip Grade:Moderate to Strenuous

Transportation:Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Max. Altitude:4130m

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. Located in the western foothills of the Annapurna Himalaya, it offers fantastic views of snow-capped high mountains with a landscape of terraced fields without the worries of altitude sickness. This is a good introductory route for a close encounter with the Himalaya within a short period of time. We explore the heart of the Annapurna as we trek into the Annapurna Base Camp, which is the most spectacular spot for a dramatic panoramic view of towering snow-capped peaks and close-up encounter with the glacier. The trail follows forested path while crossing through beautiful villages of different ethnic people.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is a moderate level journey that can be started from Nayapul, Kande or Phedi, a scenic short drives from Pokhara. The trek takes you to the foot (Base Camp, 4130m) of Annapurna I (8091 m) , one of the most glorious and 10th highest peak in the world. The trail takes you through various charming traditional villages including Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung, Magar, Bramhin, Chhetri and Thakali who will greet you very warmly as you pass by. The journey continues as you walk through dense rhododendron forests with towering snowy peaks in the background. The walk becomes fascinating as we arrive at Ghorepani, where you witness breathtaking views of an early morning sunrise over the Himalaya from Poon Hill view tower (3210 m). The scenery seen throughout this trek graces the landscape of the Himalaya where imagination defines the beauty of nature as an experience that can never be forgotten.
 

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel/ Meet with the Trekking Team and briefing about the trip

Day 02:Kathmandu Valley sightseeing/ Trekking preparation

Day 03:Fly/ Drive to Pokhara (885 m) 25 minutes flight/ 6-7 hours drive

Day 04:Drive to Nayapul (1000 m/ one and half hour drive) and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1480 m/ 4-5 hours)

Day 05:Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2860 m/ 5-6 hours)

Day 06:Hike to Poonhill (3210 m) for sunrise (1:30 - 2 hrs both way) then trek to Tadapani (2710m/ 5-6 hours)

Day 07:Tadapani to Sinuwa (2300 m/ 5-6 hours)

Day 08:Sinuwa to Himalaya (2840 m/ 5-6 hours)

Day 09:Himalaya to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 m/ 4-5 hours)

Day 10:Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m/ 2 – 2:30 hours)

Day 11:Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310 m/ 6-7 hrs)

Day 12:Bamboo to Jhinu Danda/ Hot Spring (1750 m/ 4-5 hrs)

Day 13:Jhinu Danda to Pitam Deurali (2150 m/ 5-6 hrs)

Day 14:Trek from Pitam Deurali to Phedi (1130 m/ 3-4 hrs) the drive back to Pokhara (885 m/ 40 - 50 min)

Day 15:Fly/ Drive back to Kathmandu (1335 m/ 6-7 hrs)

Day 16:Farewell and Departure

Cost Include

  • Necessary ground transportation and airport transfers on private vehicle
  • Three nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Two nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing including all entry fees, tour guide and private transportation
  • Lodge/ Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner with hot drinks) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners in Traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural program
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle and/or tourist coach as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek Guide and necessary number of strong and friendly Trekking Porters
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, meals and accommodation
  • Necessary trekking equipments including down jacket, sleeping bag, trek poles, gaiters, water bottles, emergency blanket, duffel bag, waterproof bag covers, micro spikes etc. (to be returned after the trek completion)
  • Authentic Adventures stickers, trekking map and Trip Achievement Certificate are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP Permit and TIMS Card)
  • Basic First-Aid Medical kit
  • Government taxes and office service charge

Cost Exclude

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International and excess baggage charge
  • Domestic flights and excess baggage charge (if any)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and diners in Kathmandu and Pokhara besides welcome and farewell dinner
  • Expenses of personal nature like communication bills, laundry bills, spa, bar bills, cold drinks, mineral and boiled water, extra snacks, special coffee drinks (espresso, latte, mocha, cappuccino, americano etc.) during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment and clothing
  • Extra expenses due to unexpected and unavoidable circumstances
  • Heli evac (if in case of emergency)
  • Tips and gratuities to the staffs

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