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Annapurna Sanctuary (Base Camp) Trek

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Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is one of the best trekking routes so far left untouched by the modern civilization. Comparing to other trekking areas of Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking areas in Nepal is the  only Trekking route so far not disturb by the road construction. Some years before, Annapurna Circuits trekking was one of the top 20 long trekking routes in the world that one shouldn’t miss. But unfortunately, however this is my personal opinion, is no more because of the rough road built up to Jomsom from Pokhara, and Benshisahar to Managing village respectively. Thus, Annapurna Base camp is an alternative choice to replace the gap.  
 
In general Annapurna Base Comp Trekking required 15 days to complete starting from Pokhara and end at Pokhara. This two weeks trek commences from Nayapul, which is an hour’s scenic drive from Pokhara with some fabulous views of Annapurna (South) and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) en route. From Nayapul, a half an hour’s walk brings you to Birethanti, situated at the confluence of Modi and Bhurung rivers, from here the route divides.
 
annapurna base campThe West trail towards Ghorepani, a trading village situated at an elevation of 2750 m., where there is a tremendous vantage point (Poon hill – 3210 m.) to view both the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan Ranges. The views at sunrise from Poon hill are simply stunning. From Ghorepani, the trail leads East to the hamlet of Tadapani and on towards Chhomrong, from where we commence our journey into the Annapurna Sanctuary and further to Annapurna Base Camp. After Base Camp, you might return following different routes after following the same route up to Jhinu Danda (1780m), From here, you will have some choices of route you like to take ending trek at Nayapul or Phedi and drive to Pokhara.
The journey to base camp follows the valley in between the huge walls of Himchuli & Machhapuchhre, eventually emerging into an awesome arena, where a labyrinth of mountains and Annapurna I tower almost upright above us. 
 
The peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna Himal, including Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare, are arranged almost precisely in a circle about 10 miles in diameter with a deep glacier-covered amphitheater at the center.Annapurna Base Camp Trekking also equally knows as “Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking” or ABC Trekking, and it has involve some detouring/trekking as well.

Itinerary

Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
Our  representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be transffered to  hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.(Breakfast  included)
Day 02- Pre-trip Meeting and Kathmandu city sightseeing Tour.
In the morning, after breakfast, At around 8am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trek. We will also supply you with our trek . For the meeting, please make sure you bring passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the Pre-Trip meeting and breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start  in the morning. We visit, Boudhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhnath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Overnight Hotel. (Breakfast included) 
Day 03:Departure from Kathmandu to Pokhara By Tourist bus
Early morning, after breakfast, board a bus and drive to Pokhara. It's a drive of about 6 hours through lush green forest, meandering road through the hills and gracefully flowing riversides. You will also come across lively markets and clusters of villages on the way. Lunch will be taken in one of the road side restaurants. Upon reaching in Pokhara,O/N at Hotel. (Breakfast included)
Day 04: Drive  from Pokhara to Nayapul and  Trek to Ulleri (1960 m.)
Morning after breakfast, we drive to Nayapul and start our trek to Ulleri. Cross the river at Birethanti and head left along the gentle slope to Tikhedhunga where we cross the Bhurungdi Khola to start the long steep climb to Ulleri.  It takes 7 hours,O/N at Lodge.(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included)
Day 05: Trek from  Ulleri to Ghorepani (2775 m.)
We continue to walk, making sure that we're always on the inside of the path, thereby allowing the donkeys to pass. Occasional views of the peaks give way to a narrower valley. We then proceed to pass through Rhododendron forest and eventually reach Ghorepani. It is a beautiful place from where we can enjoy the most panoramic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range.It takes 5 hours, O/N at Lodge.(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included).
Day 06:Morning,excursion to Poon hill (3210m.)and trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2670m.)
Early morning, we will climb for one hour to Poon hill. It is one of the most popular vantage points of this trek. It is situated at an elevation of 3210 meters from where we can see the tremendous views of giant Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range. After admiring the views and taking a good pause, we come down to Ghorepani village and have breakfast and proceed to Tadapani.From Ghorepani the trail climbs south following a path through deep forests. It finally emerges on a grassy knoll which offers good mountain views, including sight of Machhapuchhare  and a panorama views. Keep climbing along the ridge through pine and rhododendron forests to a crest at 3030 m, then descent to two inns, a second pass, also called Deurail, at 2960m. The trail then descends steeply to a stream before the climbing resumes, going through a forest to Tadapani. It takes 6- 7 hours walk,O/N at Lodge.(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included). 
Day 07: Trek  from Tadapani to Chomrong (2170m.)
Tadapani is a small village from there the trail divides for Chomrong and Ghandrung. The south trail goes to Ghandrung, you have to take the eastern one for Chomrong. From here, the way goes down through dense forest to Gurajong village that lies just after the suspension bridge. Then onwards, no more ups & downs till Chomrong village.Chomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of giant Annapurna massive. It's a typical Gurung village but now is modernized and has almost lost its culture & traditions. It takes 5-6 hours walk, O/N at Lodge .(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included).
Day 08: Trek from  Chomrong to Dobhan (2600 m.)
Step down to Chomrong stream, cross the suspension bridge then trek up to Sinuwa Danda. Sinuwa is a beautiful village on the top of this ascends from here the trek becomes flat. From Sinuwa, the trail runs through thick & dark rhododendron forest up to Khuldighar then step down to the Bambboo through the rocky cliff. You continue the walk and reach Dovan where you take shelter and celebrate the evening. It takes 6 hours walk, O/N at Lodge.(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included). 
Day 09: Trek  from Dobhan / Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m)
We have a silence jungle walk from Dovan to Himalaya because there is a temple in between the Jungle so it is believed that disturbance and big noise is not allowed at the jungle. You can also see many water falls during the journey from Dovan to himalaya. From Himalaya you have to walk steep up then you will reach Hinku- Lake. Deurali seems to be near the Dovan, it takes 40 minutes walk from Hinku- cave to Dovan. Deurali is at 3250m height. The trail from here takes right bank of the stream, through the rugged path, which sticks on the rocky cliff and is slippery some times. In winter, this part is most dangerous part of the trek for avalanches. It's not possible to monitor the situation from down. From here, the way is easy and flat for a while. At the bottom of the cliff lots of moraines can be seen,It takes 7 hours.O/N at Lodge,(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included) 
Day 10: Hike Annapurna base camp (4130 m.)  and down to  Deurali
The trail from here takes right bank of the stream, through the rugged path, which sticks on the rocky cliff and is slippery some times. In winter, this part is most dangerous part of the trek for avalanches. It's not possible to monitor the situation from down. From here, the way is easy and flat for a while. At the bottom of the cliff lots of moraines can be seen. Down until to deurali,It takes 7 hours.O/N at Lodge,(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included) 
Day 11: Trek   from Deurali to Chomrong(2170m.)
The route passes through beautiful fields of rhododendron flowers, oaks and bamboo. We trek through Sinuwa,down cross the Chomrong Khola and continue to climb Chomrong Village ,It takes 7 hours.O/N at Lodge,(Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner Included)  
Day 12: Trek from chomrong to Ghandruk(1940m)
After morning breakfast in Chhomrung say good bye to modikhola upper valley and trail leads you to Kim rung Khola. First part of the trail take through rural mountain village and directly drops you to Kim rung Khola and  trail goes directly uphill to Kim rung hill through rhododendron forest. Short break in Kim rung hill trail slightly turn to beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk village decorated with Buddhist monasteries, Chorten and prayer flag. Celebrate your trekking with Gurung culture and traditions.It takes 6 hours, O/N at Lodge,(Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner Included)  
Day 13: Trek  from Ghandruk to Nayapul(1070m) Drive to Pokhara
After morning breakfast the trail leads you downhill for about three hours; the trail has some small tea house. Prolong your walk to reach Birethati. With a half an hour walk arrive to Nayapul with private transport drive back to Pokhara,It takes7 hours,O/N Hotel Pokhara .(Breakfast Included)
Day 14: Drive from  Pokhara to Kathmandu  By Tourist bus
It takes about 7 hours to drive back to Kathmandu crossing over some mountain passes and rivers along.arrive on Kathmandu O/N at Hotel,(Breakfast Included)
Day 15:Departure day your Destination
 Free day for shopping and departure After breakfast in to your hotel, we will drop you at the airport to take your onward flight as per time. If you have late flight, you will have time to do last minute shopping if you deserve. (Breakfast included)

 

Includes / Excludes

Cost includes:
*Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle .
*Accommodation in Kathmandu 3 Night,Pokhara 2 Night on BB basis as per the itinerary.
*City tour in Kathmandu  and Pokhara with guide by private Vehicle.
*Necessary permits for trek.
*Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus from Pokhara to Nayapul by bus,Return from Nayapul to Pokhara by bus  than  Pokhara to kathmandu By  tourist bus.
*Accommodation in guest houses/lodges during the trek
*Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner per day during the trek(Tea and Coffee only breakfast time)
*Fresh fruits after dinner.
*Experienced English/French Speaking and Government Licensed Guide.
*Qualified and experienced trekking guide and porter services(we will provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers maximum weight 25 kg in total).
*Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staff
*All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes
 
Cost does not include:
* Lunch and dinner in  Kathmandu & Pokhara.
* Bottled drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
* Your travel insurance.
* Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone calls etc. 
* Any airfare and departure airport tax 
* Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents and other occurrence beyond our control
*Monuments fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara city tours.
*Any other cost not mention above in cost includes.
* Sleeping bag and down jacket,medician if necessary. 

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May 17, 2017 - May 29, 2017 Limited $ Book Now
Mar 23, 2016 - Mar 30, 2016 Limited $ 895 Book Now

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Duration 15 Days

Grade Moderate

Max-Altitude 4130m

Trip Style Tea House

Country Nepal

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