14D ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP

Day 1

KATHMANDU

  • Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport, meet with our representatives and transfer to hotel.

  • Drive to Kathmandu durbar square, (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Kathmandu Durbar Square is the historic place that was also a politically important site until recently. The Kings of Nepal were crowned and their coronation ceremony was solemnized in this durbar square. The Durbar Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. Other famous landmarks around the area are the Temple of Living Goddess Kumari, the wooden temple of Kasthamandap, Ashok Vinayak. There are also museums inside the Durbar Square Palace.

  • Return back to hotel and rest

 

Day 2

KATHMANDU - POHARA (6hrs drive)

  • Today we will drive to Pokhara valley which is also known as the “Dreamland of Nepal” due to its beautiful landscape, lakes and amazing mountain views.
  • After arriving in Pokhara,check in to the hotel. In the evening proceed for boating in Fewa Lake for an hour and free time to explore the lake side area.
  • Guest may also wish to buy some trekking gears such as hats, tshirt, walking stick, trekking bags etc which is found everywhere in Lake side area.

Day 3

POKHARA - NAYAPUL - TIRKHE DHUNGA 3-4hrs trek

  • After breakfast drive to Nayapul then commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town beside the Modi River.

  • Head up the main trail to Sudami where we climb gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Hille (1495m) before pushing on to Tirkhe Dhunga.

  • From here the trail crosses a stream and then ascends step stone staircase to the large Magar village at Ulleri (2070m)

Day 4

 TIRKE DHUNGA - GHOREPANI (2,780M) 5hrs trek                       

  • Today will be a pleasant walking day. We will trek through rhododendron and oak forests and across streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti.

  • From Nangethanti we head up to Ghorepani 

Day 5

GHOREPANI - POON HILL (3,210M) - TADAPANI (2,720M) 5-6hrs trek

  • An early start and an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3195m) leads us to a brilliant spectacle, this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas.

  • After spending about 45 minutes on the hillside, we come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and start walking to Tadapani.

  • From Ghorepani the trail climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m).

  • We descend to reach Banthanti, before winding our way to Tadapani (2540m)

Day 6

TADAPANI - SINUWA (2,310M) 6-7hrs trek

  • Dropping down from Tadapani, the route offers good views of the upper Modi valley.

  • The path then starts the long ascent high above the west bank of the ModiKhola.

  • We pass the village of Chhomrong which lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli. From Chhomrong the trail descends until Chhomrong Khola then trail begins a slow climb as we head up to our destination for the day.

Day 7

SINUWA - DEURALI (3,150M) 5-6hrs trek

  • We will proceed to KuldiGhar about 2.5 to 3 hrs walking. There is a clearing in the forest a little further on, from there the route goes very steeply down a bank of rock and then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river.

  • We will pass by the pasture of Tomo, and then the very neck of the gorge at pantheon Barah, where there is a small trail and a shrine. The track climbs to Himalaya hotel at the campsite where we will overnight.

Day 8

DEURALI - ANNAPURANA BASE CAMP (4,090M) 4-5HRS trek

  • Today we climb on past the Machhapuchhare Base Camp (which isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted) to the Annapurna Base Camp.

  • This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountains. From here it is a two-hour trek to Annapurna Base camp, which offers spectacular views.

Day 9

ANNAPURANA BASE CAMP -DOVAN (2,600M) 5-6HRS trek

  • Trek down to Dovan which is lcoated at 2,500m and commands beautiful sceneries

Day 10

DOVAN - CHHOMRONG (2,110M) 4-5HRS trek

  • Once we have passed Khuldibikas where there is an experimental sheep Farm, the trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo fields. 

Day 11

CHHOMRONG - GHAUNDRUK (1,940M) 5-6HRS trek

  • This is an easy and short day trekking. From Chhomrong the trail descends through forests to GurjungKhola and then the trail ascends slightly until Kimche, we reach Ghandruk about noon.

  • Ghandruk is a village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal; they have their own dialect, culture, costume, and life style. Ghandruk is one of the famous destinations for trekkers for its beautiful mountain views and easy reach from Pokhara or Kathmandu.

  • Our early arrival means we have the afternoon to visit the Annapurna conservation office, Museum and explore the village.

Day 12

GHAUNDRUK - NAYAPUL 4HRS trek - POKHARA

  • After reaching Pokhara, check in hotel

  • Free & Easy

Day 13

POKHARA - KATHMANDU

  • After breakfast drive to Kathmandu, after reach Katmandu check in hotel. Then free in the evening. 

  • In the evening, proceed for farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural show.

Day 14

KATHMANDU

  • Transfer to airport for your flight back home

Includes

  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis

  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Pokhara on BB basis

  • 09 nights’ accommodation in Trek in a Tea House or Lodge

  • All meals while on trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

  • Airport – Hotel – Airport Transfers (Arrival & Departure)

  • Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu

  • Entrance fees to all sightseeing places and monuments

  • English speaking Trek leader/Guide

  • Porters to carry your bags (1 porter for 2 guests)

  • Sleeping bags

  • Food, Accommodation, Salary, Insurance and equipment’s for all staffs

  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) Fee

  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Fee

  • Farewell dinner (Authentic Nepalese cuisine with cultural show)

  • All ground transfers on private air con

 

Excludes

  • International Airfare and taxes

  • Travel Insurance

  • Nepal Entry visa (Visa is obtained in Nepal Airport immigration on arrival. USD 25 per visa for 15 days, USD 40 per visa for 30 days and USD 100 per visa for 90 days. All the visas are multiple entry visas. Please carry 02 passport sized photograph for the visa.

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara

  • All items of personal nature like telephone bills, laundry, drink etc.

  • Tipping to guide and driver

  • Any other item that is not mentioned in the price inclusion list.

 

Checklist

This is provided as a guide. It is good to travel light, but please pack right…

Recommended check list

  • Duffel bag ( a kind of big gym bag, but please waterproof with trash bags)

       - Upon arrival in the airport, carry your own bags, do not let anyone porter your stuff unless you intend to tip them for the service.

  • Pack all your stuff in plastic trash bags or large Ziplocs inside duffel.

  • Small duffel for left-behind stud ( i.e. souvenirs) in Kathmandu/Pokhara while on the tour

  • Sun Hat/ Cap; Sun Block/ Lip Balm (SPF 30); Sunglasses

  • Thermals as tour 1st layer

  • A sweater or fleece jacket as your 2nd layer

  • Windproof jacket or parka as tour 3rd layer

  • Comfortable trousers e.g. track pants or zip offs

  • Sufficient clothes to last the number of days on trek

  • Proper socks – suited to the type of shoes you will be wearing

Soft day pack to be carried by yourself – to contain essentials

  • Windbreaker or Parka (shell)

  • Water bottle – large neck-type preferred

  • A small first aid kit including medication for headaches, colds, cuts etc.

  • Torchlight with extra batteries

  • Camera, including extra film and spare batteries

  • Personal preferred snacks

Other back pack/duffel bag

  • Insulated sleeping bag (optional)

  • Change of clothes, socks, underwear, etc.

  • Towel (thin one for quick dying)

  • Toiletries e.g. toilet rolls, wet wipes, moisturizer, foot powder

  • Sandals and/or slippers

  • Extra food if preferred e.g. 3-in-1 milo, tea, raisins, sweets, muesli bars, etc.

  • Trash bags/large Ziplocs (to keep items dry – e.g. sleeping bags, spare clothing)

  • Extra film, tripod stand

  • Coloured tags tied to bags for easy identification in airports

  • Numbered lock

 
 

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