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  • 2 or 2+
  • Duration 18 Days

Introduction

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is one of the most famous treks that makes you feel the real adventure of a lifetime and real experience of Nepal. It offers the best views of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre and many other views of mountain peaks. This trek is especially suitable for the trekkers who are looking for panoramic spectacle and transcendent trekking experience. The trekking route in the Annapurna region provides you with the best spectacular place in the world. From Pokhara, you can witness some fabulous views of Annapurna South, Mt.Fish tail. Eventually, trekking routes take you to Poon Hill, a tremendous viewpoint (Poon hill – 3194 m.) to view both the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan Range.

Annapurna Base Camp lies at an altitude of 4,230 meters from where mountaineers start their summit of Annapurna I, the 10th highest peak in the world at 8,091 meters. The Annapurna Base Camp trail crosses a diversity of terrain ranging from glacier moraine and rice terraces to rocky stone steps. Also along the way, the trail offers an amphitheater of huge Himalayan peaks. The trek takes you through the villages of the ethnic Gurung and Thakali communities. They are the recent renowned for their incredibly tasty Nepali food – Dal Bhat, also known as ‘Thakali’ sets. The major inhabitants of the Annapurna Region are Gurung, Magar, Thakali, Manange, and Loba who follow the Buddhist religion and have a unique culture and customs. Annapurna Base Camp trek can be engaged all year round. But it is especially beautiful during spring as rhododendron flowers along the trail turn red, pink and white. The trail of this trek falls in the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), the largest protected area in Nepal making it a home to 1,226 species of flowering plants, 102 mammals, 474 birds, 39 reptiles and 22 amphibians.

The prominent peaks of the western part of the great Mt. Annapurna, along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Fang, Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Ganagapurna, Mt. Annapurna III and Mt. Machhapuchhare, are arrayed almost clearly in a circle amidst a deep glacier-covered amphitheater at the center. From this glacier basin, known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, the Modi Khola cuts its way south in a narrow gorge fully 12,000 ft. deep. And the gorge opens up further south, into a wide and fertile valley, the domain of the Gurungs.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel.

After landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative staff who will drop you off at the hotel. You will check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing

You will explore Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. Durbar Square reveals the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most significant places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa are one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, you are introduced to our fellow participants and discuss our trip to our office. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Drive or Flight to Pokhara by Tourist bus (6/7 hours) or flight (35 min.).

You can either travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus or take a flight. It takes about 6-7 hours by bus whereas only 30-35 minutes by plane. Once you reach Pokhara, you can enjoy the amazing sights and its stunning setting by Phewa Lake.

Day 4: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ullrei (1960 m.)

The trekking will begin from Nayapul that leads to beautiful town Birethanti after 1.30 minute of drive and where we will register our TIMS Card and Annapurna conservation area permit. Then we will head to Ulleri village passing by some waterfalls, dense jungle, local village, and beautiful terrace. After ascending 2 hrs steep up from Tikhedhungae reach Ulleri which rewards us by the astonishing spectacle of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.

Day 5: Ullrei to Ghorepani (2860 m.)

After having breakfast, we will continue ascending towards Banthanti then the trail leads through the massive forest, some waterfalls and reaches Ghorepani. It is situated at the open place which gives beautiful mountain sights including above 8000 m peaks Dhaulagiri 8167 m and Annapurna I 8091 m. If you are trekking in spring then you will have a great opportunity of exploring Nepalese national flower Rhododendron.

Day 6: Ghorepani – Poon Hill trek to Tadapani (2630 m.)

The day’s trekking presents one of the journey’s major highlights i.e. a visit to Poon Hill to take in one of the most panoramic scenes in the Himalayas, with excellent views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna massif at sunrise. After a suitable pause to savor the awe-inspiring scenery the trek continues towards Tadapani. The trail is filled with lush forests and abundant wildlife on either side of the soaring peaks in the background serving as a scenic backdrop.

Day 7: Tadapani to Sinuwa (2355 m.)

From scenic Tadapani, we cross through the Kyumrung Khola-river, continue to Gurjung (2040 m), Talung (2155 m), Chomrong (2220 m) and reach Sinuwa (2335 m). The path then begins the long climbing high above the west bank of the Modi Khola. We pass the village of Chhomrong which lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli and is one of the most scenically captivating Gurung villages in the region. From Chhomrong the trail descends until Chhomrong Khola then the trail begins a slow climb as we head up to our destination for the day – Sinuwa.

Day 8: Sinuwa to Deurali (3200 m.)

We continue to Kuldi Ghar after walking about 2 to 3 hrs. There is a clearing in the jungle a little further on from where the route goes very steeply down a bank of rock and then levels out, running through brambles of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. We pass by the meadow of Tomo, and then the very end of the gorge at Pantheon Barah, where there are a small path and a shrine. The path ascends to the Himalaya hotel at the campsite where we will overnight. Overnight at Deurali.

Day 9: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp-ABC (4130 m.)

The trail mounts steadily through to the legendary base camp made popular by the likes of Herzog, Bonnington, and Messner. The glorious panoramas and close-up of the Annapurna massif and the nearby glacier are ample rewards for the long journey. Annapurna Base Camp offers spectacular views of the mountain peaks and lets you experience the wide vastness of snowy terrain and close views of huge Himal. The panorama at the Annapurna Base camp is thrilling and charming and the overall scene of whole mountain peaks is pretty amazing.

Day 10: Rest day and to See Annapurna Glacier around 4300 m.

An awe-inspiring 360 degrees of the surrounding Annapurna Mountains is the best this trek offers. You can observe extraordinary scenic landscapes, majestic panorama of snow-capped mountainous peaks and various Himalayans cultural backgrounds tucked underneath the Annapurna massif. The Annapurna Base Camp offers a majestic view of Himalayas including Machhapuchhere, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other majestic peaks.

Day 11: ABC to Bambu (2315 m.)

The return journey from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo descends by 1800 meters and offers a refreshing perspective on the trail.

Day 12: Bambu to Jhinu Danda hot spring (1780 m, 5/6 hrs)

After nine days on the trail, nothing could seem more soothing for tired limbs than the opportunity to relax into the natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda which is one of the trek’s more delightful bonuses.

Day 13: Jhinu Danda to Tolka (1700 m.)

It takes about 5-6 hours to reach Tolka from Jhinu Danda crossing Chhomrong Khola and Modi Khola via New Bridge, Himalpani and Landruk Nepal. The elevation of Tolka village is at 1700 meters above sea level. The area is mostly populated by Gurung and Magar ethnic groups who demonstrate simple yet fascinating cultural stuff.

Day 14: Tolka to Dhampus (1650 m.)

Tolka village is situated at an elevation 1700 m above sea level. You will have an opportunity to explore the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of local ethnic communities that have remained virtually untainted by modernity. Tolka to Dhampus trail unfolds the rich cultural heritage of the region as it traverses along with the small villages with the dominant ethnic settlement of Gurungs & Magars. Flat & wide walking trail till Pothana offers impressive views of Himalayan foothills then starts downhill to reach Dhampus it takes 4 to 5 hours.

Day 15: Dhampus to Phedi and drive to Pokhara.

Dhampus is quiet, serene and amazingly beautiful. It is an ideal place to return to beautiful nature after being in a city for several months. We can see a long range of Himalayas. We can view close and spectacular the Annapurna south peaks of Annapurna range, the Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal and other peaks from the Dhampus include. From there we descend through beautiful forests and countryside for the next 3 hours and reach Phedi. Our journey ends with a scenic drive to Pokhara which takes about 30 minutes from Phedi.

Day 16: Pokhara sightseeing.

Pokhara is renowned for sightseeing, mountain views, and many adventurous outdoor activities. Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, and Rupa Lake are the major attraction of Pokhara for sightseeing and boating. There are many places to visit such as Bindabasini Temple, Gupteswor Mahadev Temple inside the Gupteswor Cave, White Peace Gumba, David Falls, Gupteswor Cave & Temple Mountaineering Museum, Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave, Tal Barahi Temple, Sarangkot View Point, Old Market Places and several others. Pokhara is also famous for many outdoor adventure activities like Paragliding, Zip flying, Sky Diving (Only during November) and many others.

Day 17: Drive/flight back to Kathmandu by tourist bus/plane

A long day’s drive by bus provides you with numerous scenic opportunities and thrills along the way. Or you can fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara easily.

Day 18: Final departure from Kathmandu.

We thank you for being a part of our tour and travel. We bid you farewell and drop-off at the airport, or the opportunity to join another of our programs.

Inclusions

  • Airport Pick and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Fluent English speaking Sightseeing Guide for sightseeing in Katmandu and trekking.
  • All entrance fees for trekking.
  • National park fee, TIMS card, and Trekking Permit whatever needed.
  • Trek Guide daily allowance.
  • Insurance for major staff during the trek.
  • Full board meals while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • Properly boiled drinking water, tea, and coffee while on the trek.
  • All Domestic Bus ticket /flights and airport tax.
  • Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
  • First Aid Kit for staff.
  • Trekking map.
  • Trekking guides and Sherpas.
  • Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.
  • T-shirt from the company.
  • Trip completion certificate from company.
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu

Exclusions

  • Lunch and Dinner in Katmandu while sightseeing days.
  • Personal expenses, personal tips, cold drinks, hard drinks, and Mineral water during the trek
  • Entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara Tour monuments.
  • The international flight ticket to and from Katmandu.
  • Nepal entry Visa fees, Your travel insurance Travel for Nepal
  • Any extra cost offering from an unfavorable circumstance such as weather, road blocked, Flight cancellation, etc.
  • Items of personal expenses like a hot shower, battery charge, International telephone, beverage drinks, etc. while and trek.
  • Personal equipment for Trekking
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
  • Tips for guide and Porter.

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Would recommend

5.0 rating
February 17, 2020

Thanks Atrractive Travel for our smooth trip, even though we had so many last minute changes in our trek and during the trek too and you accommodated all. We enjoyed throughout and we will sure comeback. ABC place itself is surreal and impact is several times than one can imagine. Again thanks a lot for such a wonderful trek.

Ross Smith

Trip Facts

PRICE: US $ 995
TRIP START: Kathmandu
TRIP END: Kathmandu
TRIP DURATION: 18 Days
TREK TYPE: Tea House and Lodge
BEST MONTH: March - May , September - November
ACCESSIBILITY: Trekking
MAX.Altitude: 4130 M
TRIP GRADE: Moderate
MIN.GROUP SIZE : 2 or 2+
DEPARTURE: Granted
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