ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK

ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK
Country: Nepal
Destination: ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK
Arrival At: Kathmandu
Departure From: Kathmandu
Duration: 10 Nights 11 Days
Accommodation: 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara; and teahouses during the trek
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All meals during the trek
Activities: Trekking and Hiking
Highest Altitude: 4,130m/9366ft
Best Months: Autumn (Sept to Nov) and spring (March to May)
Tour Grade: Moderate
Transfer By: Private vehicle and airplane
Group Size: 1-12 people

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
DAY 1: KATHMANDU ARRIVAL
DAY 02: KATHMANDU POKHARA GHANDRUK
DAY 03: GHANDRUK TO CHHOMRONG
DAY 04: CHHOMRONG TO BAMBOO
DAY 05: BAMBOO TO DEURALI
DAY 06: DEURALI TO ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP VIA MACHHAPUCHHRE BASE CAMP
DAY 07: ANNAPURAN BASECAMP TO BAMBOO
DAY 08: BAMBOO TO JHINU DANDA
DAY 09: JHINUDANDA TO NAYAPULTO POKHARA
DAY 10: POKHARA TO KATHMANDU
DAY 11: DEPARTURE

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most popular treks in Annapurna region which leads to the base camp (4130 m) of Mt. Annapurna (8091m) 10th highest mountain in the world. Annapurna (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Machapuchhre/Fishtail (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m) are the Major Mountains which are visible during this trek. The trail goes through terraced rice fields, lush rhododendron forests and high altitude scenery. It is possible to do this trek in all seasons; though, in the winter season Base Camp can sometimes be closed due to high snow level. In spring season fully bloomed rhododendron forests adds extra allure in this trek. The lodges in the Annapurna Region are well equipped and comfortable.

DAY 1:  KATHMANDU ARRIVAL
Altitude: 1300m/4264ft
Meals: N/A

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will meet and assist at airport and transfers to hotel. Rest of the day will be free and in the evening, there will be tour briefing of trek, Overnight in Kathmandu.

DAY 02: KATHMANDU POKHARA GHANDRUK
Altitude: 1940m/6360 ft
Flight time: 30 minutes
Trek to Ghandruk: 5 - 6 hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

An early morning flight to Pokhara will be arranged to go to Pokhara. It will take around 30 min to reach beautiful city of lakes. After landing at Pokhara airport, pick up and drive to Nayapul (Trek starting point) it normally takes 1 hour 30 min drive to reach Nayapul from Pokhara airport. We trek to Ghandruk from Nayapul, Ghandruk is beautiful village of Gurung people. Rest and overnight in Ghandruk Village.

DAY 03:  GHANDRUK TO CHHOMRONG
Max Altitude: 2170m/7120ft
Trek to Chhomrong: 5 - 6 hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After breakfast, we trek for around an hour up to Kimrung danda. On the way, we can enjoy great views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Ganggapurna.  A steep descent takes us to the Kimrong Khola. Followed by steep ascent from Kimrong Khola to Chere Danda, we descend for a while then it’s a gentle walk to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna mountain. Rest and overnight stay in Chhomrong Village.

DAY 04:  CHHOMRONG TO BAMBOO
Altitude: 2310m/7578ft
Trek to Bamboo: 4 - 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After leaving Chhomrong the trail descends via 2500 stone steps and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on suspension bridge; it is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. Next, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo. Rest and overnight at Bamboo village.

DAY 05: BAMBOO TO DEURALI
Altitude: 3230m/10,595ft
Trek to Deurali: 3 - 4 hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

The trail pass through the bamboo forest then ascends steadily with fewer steep until reaching Himalaya Hotel. Trial leads to a steep climb through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here trail drop closer to the river before climbing again to Deurali, the most picturesque stretch of the day. Rest and overnight in Deurali village.

DAY 06:  DEURALI TO ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP VIA MACHHAPUCHHRE BASE CAMP
Altitude: Annapurna Base Camp 4,130m/13,545ft
Machhapuchhre Base Camp: 3700m/12135ft
Trek to Annapurna base camp: 5 - 6 hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After breakfast we will start our trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp; trek to Machhapuchre base camp can be very tiring. From Machhapuchhre base camp majestic views of Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna is visible. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. From here, we get breathtaking views of the south face of Annapurna towering above us. The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything obstructing the 360-degree panorama. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

DAY 07: ANNAPURAN BASECAMP TO BAMB
Trek to Bamboo: 7 - 8 hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

From the Annapurna base camp we trek back to Bamboo village. Today’s trek is downhill so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Overnight stay at Bamboo village.

DAY 08: BAMBOO TO JHINU DANDA
Max Altitude: 1760m/5770 ft
Trek to Jhinu Danda: 5 - 6 hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

From Bamboo, it is an uphill trek to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Afterwards we climb the stone steps to Chhomrong then the trail descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be resting for the night. One enjoy hot springs just 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda to appease our aching body. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.

DAY 09: JHINUDANDA TO NAYAPULTO POKHARA
Trek to Nayapul: 5 - 6 hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch

On our way to Naya Pul from Jhinu Danda we can enjoy amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. Lunch will be arranged on the way. After reaching NayaPul we board our vehicle to Pokhara. Rest of the day will be free to explore lakeside area overnight in Pokhara.

DAY 10:  POKHARA TO KATHMANDU
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast take flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu transfer to hotel, We enjoy the day leisurely or catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any landmarks we missed during our first day in Kathmandu. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

DAY 11:  DEPARTURE
Meals: Breakfast
Morning will be comparatively free and closer to the time of your flight; you will be transferred to the airport in time to board your flight for onward journey.

INCLUSIONS
Accommodations in 3 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara; and teahouses during the trek.
Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All meals during the trek, Farewell dinner.
Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu).
All transfer by private Vehicle depending on number of pax.
Experienced English-speaking trekking guide.
Assistant trekking guide (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide).
Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP, TIMS).
A comprehensive medical kit.
All government  taxes.

EXCLUSIONS
visa fee.
International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
Excess baggage charges.
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara.
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itineraryTravel and rescue insurancePersonal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc).
Tips for guides and porters.
INCLUSIONS
Accommodations in 3 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara; and teahouses during the trek.
Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All meals during the trek, Farewell dinner.
Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu).
All transfer by private Vehicle depending on number of pax.
Experienced English-speaking trekking guide.
Assistant trekking guide (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide).
Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP, TIMS).
A comprehensive medical kit.
All government  taxes.

EXCLUSIONS
visa fee.
International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
Excess baggage charges.
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara.
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itineraryTravel and rescue insurancePersonal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc).
Tips for guides and porters.