Annapurna Base Camp Trek- 13 days

13D - 12N
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  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Group Size: 01 - 12 Pax
  • Max Elevation: 4130 m

Highlights

  • Close up view of Annapurna mountain range
  • Sunrise view from Poon Hill
  • Privilege to explore two base camps: Macchapuchre Base Camp along with Annapurna Base Camp
  • Relax in the natural hot spring at Jhinu Dhanda
  • Pleasant time following the waves of Modi Khola
  • Explore rich multi-cultured ethnic villages

About Annapurna Base Camp Trek- 13 days

Annapurna Base Camp trek is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary trek, at an elevation of 4130m is one of the most popular trekking in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp trek takes you to the base camp of the Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), the 10th highest mountain in the world. This trek gives opportunity to witness the close-up view of incredibly beautiful peaks of Annapurna Mountain Range including Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937m), Mt. Annapurna III (7555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Annapurna south (7219m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Manaslu (8163m), Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Machhapuchhare (6998m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m) and many more.

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek commences from Nayapul. The first few days of the trek involve uphill trekking which is the hardest part of this trek. It is an amazing walk through diverse landscapes, terrace fields, lush rhododendron forest, and shrubs with Annapurna Mountain Range in view most the times. The trails guarantee you fun and pleasure with its immense nature and unidentifiable calmness. The trail passes through culturally opulent villages and is a great trek to taste the exotic culture and tradition of ancient Gurung villages including Ghandruk, Landruk, Chommrong, Deurali, and Ghorepani.

The trek to Annapurna base camp is very pleasant during the spring season as the rhododendron flower blossom in the spring season making the mountains very colourful. This trek takes you to Poon hill (3210m) one of the popular sites to capture the astonishing sunrise view over the Himalayas of Nepal. As the sunlight touches the summits of these Himalayan giants slowly begin to appear like magic, before your eyes. Anyone who has immense love towards nature and beautiful landscapes will never forget this astounding experience.

The trek itself is not particularly strenuous. Due to its popularity, the accommodation throughout the trial is comfortable and easily available.

Itinerary

Upon arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be received by a representative from Lapha Holidays and then transferred to your hotel. At the hotel, you will be greeted with welcome drinks. We then have a quick pre-trip meeting where you will be briefed on the necessary formalities and your trekking itinerary. You can spend the remaining time resting and strolling around the nearby places just to get the feel of what this city is like. 

After succulent breakfast at your hotel, our private transport will take you to domestic airport for a morning flight to Pokhara. It is a 25 minutes flight and while on board you can enjoy the mountainous vista; Mt Annapurna and Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchchre) in their snowy attire as you glance from the window.

Drive to Pokhara takes 5-6 hrs depending upon the traffic. You can either take tourist bus or private vehicle to Pokhara. The drive to pokhara is fun and exciting. You will be flowing along the Trisuli River and Marsyangdi River enjoying the views of green hills and forest and people enjoying rafting in Trisuli.  

After breakfast we drive to Nayapul, the base of trek, which is approx. takes 1 ½ hrs drive from Pokhara. We then trek to Ulleri via Birethanti. There are no roads to Ulleri and the only way to get to Ulleri is to hike. You can find donkeys and yaks transporting packages and luggage up and down the hills. The short walk uphill from Nayapul leads us to Birethati (1015m), Tikhedhunga and several traditional villages. The trail passes through traditional style houses, shops, restaurants and Magar settlements which will take you away from modern civilization. The rhododendron forest, hills and terrace farmland and indigenous villages along the route are main attraction of the day. After 5 hours’ walk, we finally reach Ulleri passing through a step stone staircase (which has about 3300 steps). Ulleri is a lovely Magar village at 2080m with all the traditional styles houses. The views of Himalayas from Ulleri are amazing and are sure to take your breath away.

Today is the second day of our trek. After breakfast we head to Ghorepani. Contrary to the Ulleri trail, it’s much steeper and basically no part of it is completely flat. Ghorepani offers spectacular mountainous panorama of Dhaulagiri (8172m), Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6434m) and Tarke Kang (7069m). The route passes through green alpine tree-lines of oaks, pines and rhododendron forest.

Today, we start our trek to Poon hill before the sunrise at 3210m to capture the mesmerizing view of sunrise over the high Himalayas including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Machhapuchhre to Annapurna and as far to Ganesh Himal in the far eastern horizon. After spending shimmering morning in Poon hill, we continue to walk uphill and downhill passing through several small villages such as Deurali and Banthali and finally to Tadapani. Tadapani is located in the middle of enchanting woods of pine and rhododendrons with super views of Mt. Annapurna and Mt.Machhapuchhre.

Today, we head to Sinuwa. On the way, we can enjoy great views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail and Ganggapurna. A steep descent takes us to Kimrong Khola another steep ascent from Kimrong Khola to Chere Danda, we finnaly reach Chhomrong, the gateway to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Chhomrong is a beautiful Gurung village tucked at the base of Himal Chuli. We again descend via 2500 steps and cross suspension bridge above Chhomrong Khola to reach Sinuwa.

After breakfast we descend through cool thick forest of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo until we reach Bamboo. Continuing up the rocky trail and damp and cold bamboo forest we finally reach Doban. Continuing further the forest opens up and we continue our way forward as we pass by the Himalaya Hotel and we are out in the sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below .Climbing further to the rocky ascent to Hinko cave (3100m), we finally approach Deurali. 

After early breakfast, we march forward from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp. The trail continues to climb and you will soon be trekking through a mix of bamboo and birch trees until you approach Bagar. The hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat strenuous. You will pass through avalanche paths and it’s quite obvious here to see the dangers of avalanches and many locals will tell you if there have been any recently. From Machhapuchhre base camp we get excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience. The trail to Annapurna Base camp is not too difficult. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and there is often snow along this route which will hide the trail. From the base camp we get to savor mesmerizing 360-degree panorama views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South , Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Base camp has several nice hotels with a good range of rewarding meals on offer and the best views to offer.

After spending the life time experience in heart pleasing surrounding of Annapurna Base Camp, we gradually march back to Bamboo. Descending down on the same path, we walk pass Deurali, Himalayan Hotel, Hinko Cave, Doban and finally to Bamboo.

From Bamboo, we continue to retrace our original trek down past Kuldigar, Sinuwa, Tiche followed by a downhill walk and stone steps climb to Chhomrong village. The trial now descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be staying overnight. Jhinu Danda is popular for its natural hot springs located at the edge of the thundering Modi River. You can lay down in this natural hot spring and to soothe your tired muscles from the trek.

Today is the last day of our trek, after breakfast we head forward to Nayapul enjoying the amazing hills, landscape and giving farewell to amazing Annapurna Massifs. Upon reaching Nayapul , we board our vehicle to Pokhara which is approx. 1 hour drive.

We can either take early morning bus or afternoon flight to Kathmandu depending upon your interest. If you take an afternoon flight we can spend some quality time in Lake City, Pokhara. Pokhara is popular for boating in Phewa Lake, paragliding, and zip flying. After arriving in Kathmandu, we will escort you to your hotel. To celebrate the success of the completion of our journey to Annapurna Base Camp, we will have a farewell dinner party in the evening and enjoy the succulent traditional Nepali cuisines and a cultural extravaganza.

Unless you intend to expand your trip and try out our other tour and adventurous packages like Jungle safari, sightseeing, rafting etc., today will be your last day in Nepal. Our representatives from Lapha Holidays will escort you to Tribhuvan International Airport, three hours prior to your scheduled flight. Lapha Holidays team wish you a safe flight back home and look forward to having the pleasure of serving you again!

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Cost Detail

  • Airport pick-up and drop services in a private vehicle
  • Applicable domestic airfare(if included) as per the itinerary
  • All ground transportation costs on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary (tourist bus or private vehicles)
  • 3-Star Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on “BB” basis as per itinerary (hotel category can be change on guest request)
  • All trekking accommodation costs on full board basis which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The accommodation during the trekking will be in the guesthouses, lodges or tea houses on twin sharing basis but occasionally in the common dormitory especially during peak seasons.
  • Seasonal fruit and salads on a daily basis
  • A first-aid medical kit (will be carried by the trekking guide)
  • Salary and expenses of an experienced English speaking trekking guide and assistant guide for the trekking period
  • Salary and expenses of porter service for the trekking period (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Personal insurance for crew members.
  • All necessary paperwork and applicable tourist entry fees necessary for trekking (special permit fees, conservation fees and TIMS card fees).
  • All government and local taxes
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket and duffel bag, are provided to be returned after completion of trip and company t-shirt provided as complimentary
  • Certificate of appreciation
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with cultural program
  • International airfare and departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Lunch and dinner incurred before or after the trekking period.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (to be covered by the client’s travel insurance).
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Tips to the guide(s), porter(s), and driver(s) (Tipping is expected).
  • Bar bills, alcoholic drinks and beverages.
  • Excess baggage charges (depends up to luggage allowance of airlines).
  • Personal insurance and other personal expenses (phone call, battery recharge, laundry, extra porters, boiled water, hot shower, and extra food 
  • Extra accommodation and meals cost incurred due to the addition of extra days or change in the real course of the itinerary due to bad weather conditions or any other unforeseen contingencies.
  • Additional private transportation except what is mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the ‘Cost Includes’ section above.
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