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3 Nights Hotel & 7 Nights Teahouse/Lodge
Breakfast in kathmandu & pokhara and all meals during the treks. Farewell dinner
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most exciting treks in Nepal. The eleven days itinerary is meticulously designed for trekkers having time constraint but are desirous to visit the Annapurna Base Camp. The trekking trails of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek provide us with the ever-changing views from the landscape of the fields, misty forests and lowland local villages to the highland glaciers right from the beginning of the trek from the beautiful lake city of Pokhara.
Annapurna Base Camp trekking offers the eyecatching view of the magnificent snowcapped mountains such as Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri. The diverse geography and culture, the hospitality of the local people and the availability of the well facilitated teahouses indeed make this trekking the most exciting trek ever.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]
Upon arrival in the Kathmandu airport (TIA), you will be greeted by a representative from Success Adventure Treks at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to the hotel. After check in, you can either take rest; hang around in the city as it all depends upon your interests. In the evening, we will organize a Welcome Dinner at an excellent traditional Nepalese restaurant where you will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine meal.
Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft) flight &Trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft):25 min flight, 6 hrs trek
Early morning you will take a flight to Pokhara where you will enjoy the best views of the Himalayas. Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and others. After taking rest for some time, we drive to Naya Pul and start the trek. From Birethanti, we trek uphill on the trail to Ghandruk. Enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains. Pass along various small villages such as Chimrong, Syauli Bazar, Chane etc. Cross the suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola. Finally we arrive at Ghandruk, a slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung people. Along with enjoying the stunningly close-up towering views of Fishtail, Annaurna South, and Hiuchuli mountains, we also acquaint ourselves with the simple but rich cultural traditions of the Gurung people at the Gurung Museum in Ghandruk.
Trek Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 5 hrs trek
Climb up for an hour up to Ghandrukkot and then a steep descent takes us to the Kimron Khola. After another steep ascent from Kimron Khola, we make an hour of easy walk. Then we take a steep climb continuing up to Chhomrong. Towering above the village is the mighty peak of Annapurna South, with the Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhare) facing it across the valley. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of giant Annapurna massive. Overnight in Chhomrong.
Chhomrong to Dovan (2580m/8460ft): 6 hrs trek
We head out of Chhomrong along the Modi Khola leaving behind inhabited foothills into the high step and wooded slopes of Himalayas. We cross the suspension bridge then trek up to Sinuwa Danda. The ascent from Sinuwa becomes somewhat flatter. The trail passes through thick and dark rhododendron forest up to Khuldighar. Then, we descend a long and steep stone steps into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests through which we reach Doban shortly.
Doban to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 4 hrs trek
The day starts with gentle gradual ascend following the trail above the river through a thick bamboo, oak and rhododendron forests up the side of the canyon. Pass by Himalaya Hotel. We cross two streams over small bridges. The trail passes through solitary places. Wilderness of the mother nature gives piece to our mind. There is also the possibility of seeing a variety of species of wildlife such as wild pig, deer, snow leopard, etc. Climb again to the Hinko Cave, an overhanging rock. Climbing further arrive at Deurali. Overnight in Deurali.
Deurali to MBC (3700m/12135ft): 3-4 hrs trek
Today we start our trek to Machhapuchre Base Camp (MBC). At first a gentle climb through a river bed rises steeply over the mountain side. These are avalanche prone areas at some point on the trail, be alert to protect yourself if there is wind, this might be pre-avalanche sign. After about half an hour walk from Deurali, we will find ourselves in middle of river bed surrounded by giant snow-covered mountains. When the sun rises, the snow on mountains shine and river valley is filled with warm sun rays. We reach Bagar. The hike to MBC is somewhat strenuous but the unfolding views of the majestic Machhapuchre are certainly a rewarding experience. Enjoy the views of Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna and of course, the Fishtail or Machhapuchhare itself.
MBC to ABC (4,130m/13,545ft): 2-3 hrs trek
On the way to ABC from MBC, the vegetation disappears. We'll see the snow boulders melting and forming small streams. The path widens as we enter the sanctuary, follows a stream, and then climbs to a few huts alongside a moraine. There are sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above the sanctuary. Annapurna Base Camp sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding panorama of the 360 degrees. Savor the mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiuchuli and other peaks. Climax of our trip almost ends today. Overnight in Annapurna Base Camp.
ABC to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft): 6 hrs trek
Get up in the early morning and savor the magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas from ABC. After taking breakfast, we start descending from ABC to Bamboo back through MBC, Deurali, Dovan and finally reach Bamboo. Heading back down to the valley is much easier than climbing up. You will see the waterfalls that drop down from a high point to the rocks below. We pass through the forests with great views of Fishtail and Hiunchuli mountains. Overnight in Bamboo.
Bamboo to New Bridge/Jhinu Dada (1760m/5770 ft): 6 hrs trek
From Bamboo we make a steep ascent to the Kuldi Ghar and then to Sinuwa following the stone steps that leads to Lower Chhomrong. Then we ascend on the thousand stony steps taking us to Upper Chhomrong. From Chhomrong we descend to Jhinu Danda. We today get opportunity to enjoy hot springs lying just a 15-min walk from Jhinu Danda. Overnight in Jhinu Dada.
Jhinu Dada to Naya Pul to Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6 hrs trek, 1 hour drive, 30 min flight
Trek from Jhinu danda to New bridge and then to Kyumi village. After lunch, we trek to Syauli bazzar and then down to Birethanti. After about an hour trek from Birethanti, and we arrive at Naya Pul. The trek ends at Naya Pul. From Naya Pul we drive back to Pokhara and transfer to airport. Late afternoon, we fly to Kathmandu. If possible, left pane of the airplane would be best for the best views of Himalayas. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. Spend the day leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu and evening celebration dinner together. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We take you to the airport for your flight time. We hope you enjoyed the trek, and are sure you will be back trekking somewhere in the Himalaya again. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Success Adventure Treks will take you to the airport and bid farewell. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
The Trip Cost Includes
- All transfers, sightseeing, airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
- Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight
- Domestic airport tax
- 2 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at 3-star hotel as per availability.
- 8 nights accommodation in standard guest house/lodges during trekking
- Welcome dinner in Nepalese Restaurant with cultural show
- Farewell dinner
- City tour guide
- Entrance fees in the monuments
- All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Down Jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are need to be returned after trek)
- An experienced guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) during trek
- Salary, insurance, equipments, transportation, food and lodge for the guide and porter
- All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, TIMS)
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes.
The Trip Cost Excludes
- International airfare
- Nepal Visa fee
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charge
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- All kind of drinks
- Extra night accommodation than the scheduled itinerary
- Tips for guides, porters and driver
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This was my first time in Nepal and first time going on a major hike. Initially I was scared to go on a long trail like this and I thought I can only do a smaller four to five days trail. When I talked to Safal he explained that how organized and manageable this trip can be and saved me carrying lots of unnecessary equipment. He tailored an Annapurna base can trek with the option of cutting it short in case I find it hard. I asked to meet the guide and he introduced me to Om who was experienced with this trail. In matter of one hour an all inclusive package was prepared and next day we head to Pokhara. I found Om an excellent guide. He is very friendly, supportive and caring and he also is a great company for me as a solo hiker. From the first day I realized how much easier and nicer this trip is with having a guide. There was no worry about accommodation or food as he always took us to the best places. Eventually we did a memorable trek of Ten night and Eleven days going to the ABC and returning. I am sure it would have been much harder for me to do this without a guide. I highly recommend using this agency ( Success Adventure Treks ) as I am super pleased with their services. Many thanks to my dear friend Om who made this otherwise challenging trip to an enjoyable experience and also thanks to Safal who patiently and clearly explained to me their plans and services.
I love to comeback to Nepal for more similar experiences and you guys will be my first choice. Thanks!!
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