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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Overview

The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is a luscious mix of remarkable mountain vistas, traditional mountain village life and thick rhododendron and bamboo forest ecosystems.

Starting in the quaint lakeside town of Pokhara, the trail heads to Tikkhedunga and Ghorepani and continues through lush forests and farmland to narrow gorges overlooked by the mighty Hiunchuli and Machapuchru. (Fishtail Mountain.)
The trail takes you to the heart of the Gurung and Magar cultures and their traditional way of life. It introduces you to a vast variety of birds and wildlife whilst offering you the most magnificent views of the snow capped mountains of the Annapurna Range. Our destination is ABC where we will be encapsulated by a mountainous wonderland, being surrounded by the icy peaks of some of the word’s highest and most beautiful mountains. A trek to Ghorepani and Poon Hill will also offer you stupendous mountain views.

 There are challenging days to meet our 4130 meter elevation goal, from rocky trails to the ascent of 3300 stone steps to Ulleri, all will be worth the effort as you accompany these majestic mountains to ABC over an array of different and exciting landscapes. Descending from ABC, you get the opportunity to bathe in the natural hot spring at Jhinu before returning to Pokhara to regale us with your adventures and achievements in the Annapurna Himalayas.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu. (1345 meters.)
A Moktan Adventure representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in nearby Thamel.

Day 2: Trip arrangements, meeting with staff and sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley.
You will meet your trekking guide, discuss the trekking program and coordinate any last-minute arrangements. After/before staff meeting, our professional tour guide will take you to visit some historical, religious and cultural sites of Kathmandu including Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath and Patan Durbar Square.

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara. (850m.)
We catch an early morning bus to Pokhara, a lakeside town offering splendid views of the Annapurna Himalayas.

Day 4: Hike to Tikhedunga. (1540m/4 hours.)
After breakfast, we take an early morning 1-hour drive to Nayapul. We then begin our trek, following the River Bhurungdi Khola. We pass low land rice fields and orange groves along an easy trail with a gentle incline to our first teahouse where we will spend the night.

Day 5: Tikhedunga to Ghorepani. (2810m/6.5 hours.)R32;
Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with a steep climb to Ulleri ascending a steep stone staircase consisting of 3300 steps, a difficult challenge that rewards us with excellent views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain), Gandharba Chuli and Annapurana II and III. Ghorepani is reached by passing through a huge, dense rhododendron and oak tree forest, home to Longur monkeys and musk deer. Overnight in teahouse.

Day 6: Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m/1.5 hours) and trek to Tadhapani. (2700m/6 hours.)
An early morning climb before breakfast takes us to the top of Poon Hill for spectacular, panoramic sunrise views of the Annapurnas and Dhaulageri mountain range. After breakfast we head out for an uphill trek trough the jungle to Durali before a slight descent to Tadhapani. We will be accompanied by monkeys for much of our journey today. Overnight in teahouse.

Day 7: Tadapani to Chomrong. (2170/5 hours.)
From Tadhapani, we make a steep descent through a dense, dark forest to the beautiful village of Chomrong. We trek past farmland and local, traditional Gurung villages offering marvelous views of Annapurna South and the sacred Mount Machhapuchhre before reaching our teahouse for the night.

Day 08: Chomrong to Dovan. (2580m/5 hours.)R32;
A lot of “up and down” today. We descend for 1 hour to the Chomrong Khola River and cross its waters on a suspension bridge. We then ascend for the next 2 hours to Sinuwa. Bamboo grows wild in this area and there are many beautiful rhododendron and walnut trees along the trail. After lunch we pass through an area named after all the bamboo before reaching Dovan and our teahouse for the night.

Day 9: Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. (3700m/6 hours.) R32;
A Gradual ascent following the banks of the river Modi Khola brings us through a sacred valley. No meat or fish is allowed in this area to comply with Buddhist and Hindu beliefs. We continue to pass bamboo trees and if we are lucky, we may see Lophorous birds, the national bird of Nepal. We continue the ascent to base camp and our teahouse for the night.

Day 10: Annapurna base camp. (4110 meters/4 hours.)
After we leave Machhapuchhre Base Camp, we leave all vegetation and trees behind, we enter a desert wilderness known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, an area of pristine natural beauty, surrounded by the glorious Annapurna Himalayas and glistening Annapurna glacier. Overnight in teahouse.

Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo. (2340m/6 hours.) R32;
We give you an early wake up call today so you can enjoy the wondrous sunrise views of the Annapurna Sanctuary. We then we begin our descent, following the Modi Khola River to Bamboo. Overnight in teahouse.

Day 12: Bamboo to Jhinu. (1780m/5.5 hours.)
We start the day with an uphill trek to Sinewa and then descend to meet the Chomrong Khola River. Another ascent to Chomrong before the final descent of the day to Jhinu.  Here, you can visit the natural hot springs to bathe in the relaxing warm waters.

Day 13: Trek to Nayapul (1070m/ 6 hours) and then drive to Pokhara.
Our last day of trekking, an easy ascent to the banks of the Modi Khola River and on to Nayapul. We then take a private car for a one and a half hour drive back to Pokhara. Overnight in hotel.

Day 14: Flight back to Kathmandu.
A late morning flight back to the capital and the time is yours to spend relaxing in Kathmandu.

Day 15: Departure.
A member of the Moktan Adventure Team will transfer you back to the airport for your flight home.


 

Includes / Excludes

Cost Include(s)

01. Domestic Airport picks up & drops by private vehicle.
02. Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
03. Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu with entrance fee
04. All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
05. Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
06. English speaking guide during the trek and required number of Porters (1 for 2 people basis) to carry your luggage during the trek; their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments etc.
07. Pokhara - Kathmandu flight ticket

08. Annapurna conservation area fee.
09. Trekker’s information management system(TIMS) card fees.
10. Travel & Rescue arrangements.
11. All our government taxes and official expenses.

 

Cost Exclude(s)

01. Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
02. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks etc.,
03. All beverages and bar bills.
04. Travel Insurance (Essential).
05. Personal trekking equipment except stated above.
06. Tips for guide, porter and driver
07. Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances that is beyon Moktan Adventure control

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Trip Price

$ 1500

Duration 15 Days

Grade Moderate

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Country Nepal

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