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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Annapurna base camp trekking is one of the most famous trekking trails in the Annapurna region. You will be able to enjoy with different outstanding Himalayan scenery including Dhaulagiri 8167m, Nilgiri 7041m, Fishtail/Machhapuchhare 6998m, Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna II 7939m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna south 7219m, Hiunchuli 6441m, Lamjung Himal 6986m,Tukuche peak 6920m etc. you could also see many wild animals such as musk dears, leopards, jackals, mountain Thar, birds such as Pheasant, long tails birds, relaxing with mixed culture such as Bramin, Chhetri, Gurung,magars, Thakalies etc. Annapurna base camp trekking is a wonderful trek with some tremendous views, from base camp a labyrinth of mountains tower almost vertically above with Annapurna I in dominance.

Annapurna base camp trekking is more separate than any other treks by its variety of people, their rich culture, beautiful landscape and natural scenery. This trek is also the introduction to higher altitude without being too demanding. Annapurna Foothills treks and expedition has in-depth experience in organizing trekking in the Annapurna region for a long time. We see the sense of complete satisfaction on the face of our clients when they depart back to their respective country. First few days, we travel through the village and lush forest before reaching more barren and rugged terrain. The Annapurna base camp trek threads up the valley into the sanctuary where it gradually gives way to a gray screen and scrub before reaching snow fields, there are no villages to speak for five days. We stay for an hour there and then commence to continue the trek. In the trail, you have a chance to have beautiful views of many peaks such as Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Machhapuchhre /fishtail.

Annapurna base camp trek begins from Nayapul, which is an hour’s scenic drive from Pokhara with some fabulous views of Annapurna south and fish tail en the route. After half an hours walk from Nayapul, we reach at Birethani, situated at the confluence of Modi and Bhurung rivers. The route devides from here. We take the west trail towards Ghorepani which is a trading village situated at an elevation of 28550m. The sun rise view at Poon hill is very stunning. The trail leads towards east from Ghorepani to the hamlet of Tadapani. From Chhomrong, we commence our journey into the Annapurna sanctuary and onwards to Annapurna base camp. The journey to base camp follows the valley in between the huge ramparts of Himchuli & Machhapuchhre, eventually emerging into an awesome Amphitheater, where a labyrinth of mountains and Annapurna I tower almost vertically above us. At the final destination the Annapurna sanctuary 4200m will be welcoming you patiently. The Annapurna Sanctuary has been treasured by local inhabitants as a place of spiritual refuge since long before trekkers "discovered" it. A natural amphitheatre, ringed by Annapurna south 7219m. And I, Varahashikhar7847m, Gangapurna 7485m. And Machhapuchhre 6998m, it serves as base camp for expeditions as well as favorite trek destination for mountain lovers. Annapurna Base Camp trekking is a good introduction to higher altitude without being too strenuous.

Highlight sights of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna I- 8091m. Annapurna II-7937m.Annapurna III-7855m, Annapurna IV- 7525m, Annapurna South 7819m, Varaha Shikhar 7847m, Himchuli 6441m,Dhaulagiri 1- 8163m, Dhaulagiri II- 7751m, Nilgiri 6940m, Thapa Peak 6015m, Tukche Peak 6920m, Machhapuchhre 6993m, Mardi Himal 5588m. Singu Chuli 6500m, Tharpu Chuli 5663m. Gangapurna 7483m, Lamjung Himal 6931m, more

Facts of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking:

Country Nepal
Trekking Destinatin: Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
Trekking Starts in: Phedi Dhampus
Trekking Ends in: Nayapul Pokhara
Trip Duration: 19 Days
Activities: Trekking & Walking, Cultural Tours & Sightseeing,
Majors interesting: Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples,
Transportation: By Bus/ Plane
Accommodation: 04 Nights in Kathmandu, 02 Night in Pokhara, 11 Nights in trekking lodge
Trekking grade: Moderate and challenge
Max. Altitude: 4130m
Best season Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct & Nov
Mode of Trekking: Lodge Trekking (Tea house Trekking or Camping Trekking)
Trek categories: Budget Trip Cost: US$ 530     - Cost Compare »
Standard Trip Cost: US$ 970 - Cost Compare »
Deluxe Trip Cost: US$ 1810     - Cost Compare »
Group Size: Min 02 PAX, Max 12 PAX

Itinerary for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Days Day to Day Activities
01 Arrival in Kathmandu.
Flying to Kathmandu along the northern border of Nepal on a clear day is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. As you fly, the panoramic view of snow-capped Annapurna mountain range greets your sight. After the completion of Visa formalities, you have to come downstairs to collect Luggage and proceed to outside from terminal Building. Please look at your Printed Name and Our Company Signboard Annapurna Foothills Treks & Exp and follow them. Meet our representative and then you will be transferred to hotel. You will be served free welcome drinks, tea or coffee or juice at the time of check in.
The Managing Director or The Manager of company will meet you in hotel and will brief about the trip. You should clear your dues before we proceed for the trip. You are free to relax or explore around the city in the very first day.
02 Sight seeing Kathmandu
After the breakfast in the morning, our city guide will come to the hotel with vehicles and then we leave hotel to visit Kathmandu Darbar Square, the house of living Goddess Kumari, the ferocious Kal Bhairab, The Red Monkey God and hundreds of erotic carvings. Swayambhunath is the worlds most glorious Buddhist Chaityas.It is said to be 2000 years old.
Boudhanath is a huge Buddhist stupa located about 7 km east of Thamel. It stands on a massive mandala style platform and has features similar to the Swayambhunath, though it is bigger than Swayambhunath in size. It is said that this stupa was built during the 5th Century. Every year, Thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and neighboring countries visit Boudhanath, particularly in winter and Pashupatinath temple. Pashupatinath temple is one of the biggest Hindu temples.
03 Kathmandu to Pokhara:
Early in the morning, transfer to pokhara bus station & drive seven hours to Pokhara, check in at hotel and evening Phew lake exploration.
04 Trek Pokhara-Dhampus (1650 m)
After breakfast, we take 45 minutes drive to Suikhet Phedi (1130m), where our trekking crews will be waiting for us. Then we start the trek ascending the trial, from here the path diverts and climbs the ridge above the Yangri Stream and reaches the village of Astam at the top of the ridge. Follow the ridge west through the Henjakot & reach to Dhampus, from here one can have a closer view of Mt. Machhapuchre & Annapurna South. Over night stay lodge.
05 Trek to Landrunk (1646 m)
we start the trek & ascend up for an hour through the dense forest of Rhododendron & Orchid to a Pass at 2160 m then descend gradually for another an hour to reach Ghatte Khola for lunch. Then continue the slope downhill to Landrung. . Over night stay at lodge.
06 Trek to Chomrong:
The first village you can be at Landruk (1646m), a typical Gurung (out of ethnical group) community. High on the opposite side of the river, you can explore the village of Ghandruk . From this point, the trial descends along terraced slopes & forest down to the river. After crossing the river at New Bridge, your trial moves to steep ascend 500m and join with the trial from Ghandruk.From here it is a short & fairly walk to Chomrong (2000m).Chomrong is a village which offers a spectacular views of Annapurna south & Machhapuchhre. . Over night stay at lodge.
07 Trek to Dovan, Himalaya hotel [2850m]:
The trail descends via a stone staircase, eventually crossing the Chhomrung Khola. Participants climb high above the Modi Khola, traveling its west bank, and pass through forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. This portion of the day’s trek is followed by yet another ascent to Kuldi before finally descending a long, steep, stone staircase to Dovan. We stay overnight at Dovan at lodge. Overnight stay at guesthouse.
08 Trek to Machhapuchhare base camp [3700m]
Your next destination is to reach Machhapuchhare base camp.
You ascend and descend as your route opens up new trails. On climbing steeply for a while, you approach Hinku Cave . This course follows zigzag paths of stones. After walking for 3 to 4 hours, you enter the Annapurna circuit Sanctuary, a huge amphitheater enclosed by a solid wall of snow-capped peaks which include Annapurna I, the fish tail spire of Machhapuchhare. Finally, you will find yourself at Machhapuchhare Base Camp, a grassy moraine platform. You can take rest at one of the lodges, and treat yourself with hygienic food. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.Trek to Annapurna South base camp.
The trail remains on the west bank of the Modi, now flowing through a more open valley, and eventually emerges into the Sanctuary. The route begins on a broad grassy path, before climbing over lateral moraine and down to the beautiful ablation valley. We soon reach the British Expedition Annapurna South Face Base Camp (4234m.) We either camp here or continue North West , staying above the glacial moraine. Overnight stay at guesthouse.
09 Trek to Dovan/ Bambu
Descend and follow the same route to a pleasant camp spot at Dovan, which lies on the boundary of the Sanctuary. Overnight stay at guesthouse.
10 Trek to Chhomrong,
Descend a long, stone staircase through bamboo and rhododendrons forests to Kuldi. The trek continues through beautiful rhododendron forests and down to Sinuwa. From Sinuwa, the trail leads downhill to the Modi Khola, closing the day with a steep climb to Chhomrung. Overnight stay at guesthouse.
11 Trek to Tadapani
From the trial, you can have superb view of Annapurna south, Hinchuli,Machhapuchhere etc. and the forest of rhododendron flower. Over night stay at lodge
12 Trek to Ghorepani:
Ascend the walk with magnificent view of western Himalaya , all the way to the base of best view point of Poonhill called Ghorepani.This point can be accessed either from Tirkhedhunga or from natural hot spring Tatopani. Over night stay at lodge
14 Trek to Poonhill to Hile:
An hour climb from Ghorepani, you can reach at Poonhill (3200m) from where you can explore beautiful mountains such as Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I & Annapurna south. It is best at dawn. After returning from Poonhill, you descend to Hile is small Gurung Village.
The large Magar villageUlheri path descents some stone steps to tirkhedhunga.The trial goes through cultivated area and some pastures to dense forest of rhododendron, Danphe and azalea mixed with giant conifers. Tirkhedhunga or Hile
15 Trek to Nayapu and drive Pokhara:
From Hile 3 hours walk Nayapul and drive to Pokhara, then driving to Pokhara for an hour by private vehicle. We have short and easy walking on this day. Overnight stay at Hotel with breakfast included.
16 Pokhara: city tours.
Your sightseeing trip will start at 9AM in the morning after breakfast. Places we visit are Fewa Lake , Devis water fall, Museum, and Gupteshower cave. You will have relaxing afternoon. Overnight stay at hotel with breakfast included. .
17 Drive back to Kathmandu: (1345 meters)
Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu . If you are interested in continuing on to Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure or any other tours you can start today.
18 Sight seeing in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, our city guide reaches in Hotel with Vehicles, then we drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Bhaktapur is one of the oldest cities in Kathmandu valley. It is well known as Living Museum. Old brick paved enclave of old Royal palace, Nyathapola Temple, Datatriya temple, exquisite artwork offers a picture of the grandeur of medieval Nepal. And Patan is located 7 km away from Kathmandu, this city has many 15th to 17th century, Hindu and Buddhist, monuments built during the Malla dynasty. The most important area with many monuments is the Patan Durbar Square. (Culture program) Over night stay at Hotel.
19 Depart Kathmandu:
Our Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight back to home. (Or stay longer for short tours such as game drive at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking etc).

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Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trekking, and Helicopter rescue in Trekking, Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control

The safety and security of clients is a matter of great importance for us. All of our trips are led by qualified professional and government license holder guides and they have received adequate training from the government of Nepal. We always carry first aid kits in our trip. Out duty is to work hard for you safety and comfort, no matter where we go. Therefore, we work very honestly to provide you with Himalayan experience following willingness your. Please feel free to put forward your queries for making your trip significant and memorable.

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While doing trek in the khumbu region, we will witness the different views of mountains such as Kwangde, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, the "horse saddle" of Kanteiga and of course the summit of Everest itself. We take a short rest for a while and it allows us little time for acclimatization. Here, you prepare yourself to explore the ascent of kalapatthar which is an altitude of 5545m. While climbing down from Lobuche, you will see some glacial moraine until the peak comes into view. Finally, you will be witnessing the north face of Mt. Everest . We return through a different route through Panboche to Lukla. We catch a flight for Kathmandu from Lukla.
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