ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK

Annapurna Base Camp Sanctuary Trek is one of the most popular and the most selling package for trekking in Nepal. Each year thousands of trekkers visit Nepal with the mindset to perform Annapurna Base Camp Trek. While there are also loads of trekking in Nepal options like Everest Base Camp Trek, Makalu Base Camp Trek, Upper Mustang Trek, etc. But still Annapurna Base Camp Trek has marked its name as one of the top trek in Nepal.

Annapurna Base Camp Sanctuary rewards trekkers with many aspects. Trekkers will be able to view Mount Annapurna face-to-face plus they will be able to experience the lifestyle of rural ethnic villages along with the spectacular views of Himalayan ranges. The magnificent composition of scenery and easy walking through mountains and lowland villages makes Trek to Annapurna Base Camp a safe haven to visit. Moreover, mountain views, thick bamboo and rhododendron forest, mix of cultures makes the venture incomparable to other treks.

Annapurna trekking has also been recognized as one of the world’s best trekking trails by Modern Maturity (USA).

Royal Mountain trekking also offers these Annapurna packages at budget cost. Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, Annapurna Khayer Lake Trekking, Annapurna Circuit Thorang Pass.

Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrive Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

Our representative will give you a warm welcome, take you to your hotel and explains all details about the program briefly. You can visit some local places or rest in hotel.

Day 2

Kathmandu to Pokhara

Our representative will once again meet you and escort you to your destination Pokhara which is one of the top tourist spot of Nepal.

Day 3

POKHARA - NAYAPUL - ULLERI (1960m, 6hrs)

After two hours of drive to Nayapul we will begin our walking through Bhurungdi Khola. Then we will depart to Tirkhedung where we will be having our lunch. We will keep on trailing down and cross the Bhurungdi Khola at a point to reach Ulleri. There we will stay in a lodge.

Day 4

ULLERI - GHOREPANI (2750m, 4 HRS)

Early in the morning we will be climbing staircase that seems to go total endless. But relax as we climb high up the stairs we will have spectacular view of Annapurna South.

Further, we enter a wooded area passing pink blooming trees and large bamboo plants and come across a stream to be in Banthanti (2300m). Ahead, to the Nangathanti (2520 m), an hour climbs away to Ghorepani (2750m). On the trail to Nangathanti, we have jungle with thick vegetation, mossy tree and then we follow a stream up to a narrow valley climbing more stairs.

Day 5

GHOREPANI - POON HILL - TADAPANI (2590m, 6 HRS)

Hike for around 1 hour to Poonhill (3190m) early in the morning. At the top of the Himalayas, offers a breathtaking view of the Dhaulagiri & Annapurna Range as rising sun swathes with its rays.. Trek back to Ghorepani and hit the trail back to Tadapani (2590m). The trail extends itself towards north in a ridge line allowing visibility of Annapurnas stretching from east to west.

Moving along with the canyon leads to sharply descending muddy slope followed by small settlement. Persisting down the narrow and muddy canyon which is heavily forested goes along with stream and down it sometimes. Finally,we arrive at open area visualizing a bigger valley. After hiking a dense forest and moving down to the stream we reach Tadapani for lodging.

Day 6

TADAPANI - CHHOMRONG (5 HRS, 1951m)

The easy trail falls to Kimrung Khola and ascends again to reach Chhomrong Village. The village provides a beautiful view of Annapurna south, it is situated at the base of  Hiunchuli Himal which is the highest permanent residential area in the valley.

Chhomrong is one of the biggest village of Gurung ethnic people of Nepal. They are especially popular as a warrior after their fearless fight in the 1st and 2nd world war. These people are still serving as British Gorkha Army.

Day 7

CHHOMRONG - HIMALAYA HOTEL (7 HRS, 2920m)

About 3 hr trek to Kuldi Ghar the route falls very steeply till the bank of rock to level out. Keeping the west side of rives the undulating trail runs through thickets of bamboo’s at the bottom of the gorge, pastures of Tomo. The trail then continues to the very neck of the gorge at Panchen Barah next to a small trail and shrine. Further, we climb to Himalaya Hotel for camp.

Day 8

HIMALAYA HOTEL - ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP (7 HRS, 4200m)

From here, our journey to the marvelous view starts through forest of rhododendron, bamboo and oak intercepted by small streams. The final stretch follows the, corridor-like hollow between the glacier and the mountain flank, ablation valley. The sensational 360-degree views of the near-vertical Annapurna I(8091) &III(7555), Machhapuchhare, Varhha Shikar (7647), Khansar Kang (7485) and several other peaks towering above us like a white blanket of snow and ice and you may see Himalayan Thar, Himalayan weasles or pika(mouse-hare),thugh there are very few birds.

Day 9

ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP - BAMBOO (6 HRS, 2335m)

From here, we trace downhill to a pleasant camp spot at Bamboo which shouldn’t be very difficult.

Day 10

BAMBOO - JHINU DANDA (HOT SPRING) (4 HRS / 1780m)

The undulating trail through Khuldighar, across Chhomrong Khola to Chhomrong village and descent towards Sulphur-mixed hot spring located at Jhinua Danda. It is believed in Nepalese society that taking a bath here makes the skin disease and gout curable.

Here, trekkers can enjoy natural hot spring water and relax after a tiresome trek.

Day 11

JHINU DANDA - POTHANA (6 HRS / 1980m)

We have an easy way down to Landruk, a Gurung village. Leaving Tolka after lunch the trail climbs to Deurali and descends to Pothana after crossing little creak.

Day 12

POTHANA - PHEDI - POKHARA (7 HRS / 1900m)

From Pothana we trek down via Dhumpus along with the beautiful landscape to Phedi and an hour drive back to Pokhara.

Day 13

POKHARA - Kathmandu

Drive back to Kathmandu. If you choose to fly the free morning can be used in the city’s ample shops and café’s also enjoy boating on beautiful Fewa Lake.

Day 14

Farewell

The very morning after breakfast our representative will guide you to airport to board on the flight for Kathmandu. From Kathmandu airport we will take you to the hotel.

Day 10

Trek to Throng La(pass) and to Muktinath

Includes

• Basic lodge accommodation on trek

•  2 nights 3 star hotel accommodation in Pokhara – on twin sharing with breakfast

•  Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) as per above program during the trekking

•  All domestic transport as listed in itinerary by tourist bus and taxi

•  Annapurna conservation entrance fees

•  Trekking permit (TIMS)

•  Porter to carry personal gear

•  15kg luggage allowance while on trek

•  English speaking trekking guide

Excludes

• Cost for extra usage of vehicle, other than scheduled & mentioned in the itinerary.

•  Cost for any other service not mentioned under the “Cost Includes” Head

•  Cost for Insurance.

•  Additional cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly.

•  Payment for service provided on a personal request.

•  Personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.

•  Lunch and dinner in Pokhara

•  Airfare

Trip Highlights

Destination:
Nepal
Start:
$730
Season:
Feb-Jun / Sep – Dec
Fitness Level:
Active


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