Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trekking in Nepal is one of the best experience. This Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the best trekking trails in the world. During Annapurna trekking you will pass through a variety of terrain, from lowland, dense rhododendron forests, rice terraces offering an outstanding view of the mountains each day until you reach the base of the tenth highest mountain in the world. You will pass right through the center of Annapurna range, a magnificent arena of staggering scale. This is a sacred land of native Gurung people.

Annapurna Base Camp trek route used to be heaven for wildlife and wildflowers visited only by few shepherds who brought their flocks to graze summer meadows. Nowadays, there are plenty of horses and yaks passing through the trails and has now become one of the busiest trails where you will see the local people and numbers of tourist making their way up to the base camp.

In many ways, Annapurna Base Camp trek is a lovely, intense, and a direct route into the heart of Himalayas trekking through the best of Nepal’s diversity. This trek provides a fine opportunity to get up close to gigantic Himalayan peaks filling the skyline within a short time. Though Annapurna Base Camp trek has some steep climbs, the trek is not difficult.

Inclusions:
  1. 3 nights accommodation at the hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  2. 2 nights accommodation at the hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  3. 8 nights accommodation at local guest house during the treks with all meals at the same lodge or along the way
  4. Airport transfer as per the program
  5. Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  6. Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu private surface transfer with our chauffeur
  7. Private surface transfer to/from trek start and end points
  8. Annapurna conservation area permit fee
  9. Trekking permit
  10. Service of an experienced Sherpa guide and required number of porters during the trek
  11. All applicable entrance fees (except in museums)
  12. An hour boating in Phewa lake
Exclusions:
  1. Lunch/dinner (except mentioned in the program)
  2. International airfare
  3. Down Jacket, Walking Sticks, Sleeping bags (if required//can also be rented in Kathmandu)
  4. Travel insurance
  5. Tips, gratuities, expenses of personal nature

Inclusions and exclusions are as per the above program. If travelers wish to customize the tour or add some recommended optional tours we can include the same on request.

DAY 01

Day 01: Arrival - Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu. Meeting and assistance at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free.

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal(s): XXX

DAY 02

Day 02: Kathmandu

Morning tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is a place where the city’s Kings were crowned. Having been built and rebuilt over the generations, it is now the valley’s number one tourist attractions. Most of the temples you see here are a mere three or four centuries old. The entire square was designated as a World Heritage Monument in 1979. The Durbar Square is teeming with shrines and statues. Walk around Kumari Chowk which is a home of “living goddesses”, she comes to the balcony at the scheduled time to welcome the guests.

Continue on to Swoyambhunath Stupa. On the top of the hill west of Kathmandu value is one of the popular and instantly recognizable symbols of Nepal. It is also referred to as “Monkey Temple” by many tourists because of the large tribes of monkeys that guards the hill. Legends say after the Bodhisattva Manjushri drained the water from the lake revealing the Kathmandu valley, the lotus one the island of the lake was transformed into the hillock, and the blazing light from the lotus became the statue.

Afternoon tour of Patan Durbar Square. Patan also known as Lalitpur is the second largest city inside the valley. Patan has a long Buddhist influence and the four corners of the city are marked by Stupas said to have been created by great Buddhist emperor around 250 BC.

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal(s): Breakfast only

DAY 03

Day 03: Kathmandu - Pokhara (820m)

After breakfast, drive to Pokhara Valley (205 kms/6 hrs drive) through a scenic mountainous highway.

Pokhara is the most popular destination in Nepal. It is also referred as city of lakes and mountains. It is also the gateway to one of the best trekking location in the world. Approx. 200 kms from Kathmandu Pokhara enjoys a mild climate, clean air, reflection of snowcapped mountains on the sheltered lake. Its relaxed atmosphere is pleasantly removed from the hectic hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. Lakeside Pokhara is a traveller’s oasis. The tourist area of lakeside, stretched out along the southeast shore of the valley’s largest lake.

Evening stroll around lake side area (on own)

Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.

Meal(s): Breakfast only

DAY 04

Day 04: Pokhara - Phedi - Pothana (1,990m/4 hrs)

After breakfast, drive to Phedi (15 min). From here the train ascends through the woody wooded Dhampus ridge, climbing steeply to Pothana.

From Pothana you will be rewarded with fine views of mountains including Machapuchare, the ” Fishtail” mountain.

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge/tea house in Pothana.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 05

Day 05: Pothana - Landrung (1,620m/5 hrs)

From Pothana today the trail descends through thicker rhododendron forest and cultivated hillsides around the village of Tolka (1700m) before reaching Landrung, a substantial Gurung village with great views of Annapurna South.

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge/tea house in Landrung.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 06

Day 06: Landrung - Chhomrong (2,040m/5 hrs)

From Landrung the trail follows Modi Khola upwards crossing the river at New Bridge (1340m) and climbing very steeply above Jhinu Danda to Chhomrong.

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge/tea house in Chhomrong.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 07

Day 07: Chhomrong - Bamboo Lodge (2,430m/6 hrs)

The route above Chhomrong is spectacular and simple. The trek now enters the upper Modi Khola valley. Continue on to Bamboo.

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge/tea house in Bamboo Lodge.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 08

Day 08: Bamboo lodge - Machapuchre Base Camp (3,720m/6 hrs)

The trail climbs through Bamboo, then rhododendron forests to Doban at 2540m and to Machapuchre Base Camp.

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge/tea house in Machhapuchhare Base Camp.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 09

Day 09: Machapuchre Base Camp - Annapurna Base Camp (4,095m) - Dovan (2,580m)

Early morning, excursion to Annapurbna Base Camp and trek down to Dovan (7 hrs walk).

Dinner and overnight at the local lodge/ tea house in Dovan.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 10

Day 10: Dovan - Chhomrong (2,020m/6 hrs)

After breakfast, trek from Dovan to Chhomrong (6 hrs walk).

Dinner and overnight at a local guest house/ tea house in Chhomrong.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 11

Day 11: Chhomrong - Ghandrung (1,970m/7 hrs)

After breakfast, trek from Chhomrong to a Gurung village of Ghandrung (7 hrs walk).

Dinner and overnight at a local guest house/ tea house in Ghandrung.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 12

Day 12: Ghandruk - Nayapul - Pokhara

After breakfast, walk down to Nayapul (4.5 hrs walk). After a lunch, drive back to Pokhara (1 hrs drive). Upon arrival in Pokhara transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.

Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch only

DAY 13

Day 13: Pokhara - Kathmandu (205 kms/6 hrs drive)

After breakfast,drive back to Kathmandu retracing the same highway back. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel.

Rest of the day is free for personal activities.

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal(s): Breakfast only

DAY 14

Day 14: Kathmandu - Departure

Free till departure. Transfer to the airport at time to connect your onward flight.

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal(s): Breakfast

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