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Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 09 Days

Trip Facts

Trip Grade Moderate
Max Altitude 4110m
Activity Trekking & Hiking
Group Size Min 02 pax
Arrival on Kathmandu
Departure from Kathmandu
Accomodation Tea houses during trek & touristic hotel in city.
Meals Three times meal during trek and breakfast in city.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek brings to you the sheer scale and enormity of the Himalayas, diversity of rare flora and fauna, contrasting landscapes and vegetation, the unique lifestyle of the local inhabitants, the richness of culture as well as ancient and historical heritage. From the medieval aged heritages of Kathmandu valley and the relaxing, scenic city of Pokhara to the rural countryside with cool waterfalls and pristine rivers, delicious cuisines and welcoming hosts, and enthralling sunrise and sunsets, trekkers are sure to be mesmerized. Join the Annapurna Base Camp Trek to get enthralled with the enormity of the glaciers, be blissful with the colorful rhododendron forest and scenic landscapes and feel triumphant in the natural amphitheater of Annapurna massif amidst the Annapurna Sanctuary. The exploration to Annapurna Base Camp Trek, one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world, begins from Pokhara, the Lake City of Nepal after exploring the cultural and historical heritages in Kathmandu and then traversing through the dramatic road leading to Pokhara. As you start walking from the trail-head of Nayapul, you will soon reach to Birethanti, a beautiful village nearby the Modi River. Explore the rhododendron, bamboo and moss covered forest. With the scenic landscape and the view of the mountains including unique Fishtail Mountain, some peaks of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri Peak. Through Chhomrong and Sinuwa villages, dominated by the Gurung community, we traverse through bamboo thickets and rhododendron forests, and several rural villages to reach the false base camp of Fishtail Mountain. Trekking ahead of the base of this sacred and unique peak, you shall reach to the base of majestic Annapurna Peak, the climax of Annapurna Base Camp Trek and the heart of Annapurna Sanctuary. Retracing the same trail through the natural hot water spring at Jhinu Danda, the trek is wrapped up as you reach Pokhara and to Kathmandu. The beautiful Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderately strenuous adventure experience in the hills of western Nepal. March to June and September to December is the preferred trekking season for this destination though you can also embark it in the winter season. You would go poetic about the majesty of the mountains and scenery, cultural richness and authenticity of the rural lifestyle in this trek.  Join the team of professionals of Himalayan Holyland Treks & Expedition to get the best out of this trek with meticulously designed itinerary, quality service and experienced team members.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara (850m) Duration: 07 hrs by Ac tourist bus-distance 210km.
Day 02: Pokhara to Nayapul  drive 1.5 hrs and trek to Jhinu Danda (Hot Spring) (1760m).
Day 03: Jhinu Danda (Hot Spring) (1760m) to Bamboo (2245m), 05 hrs.
Day 04: Bamboo (2245m) to Deurali (3210m), 05 hrs.
Day 05: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) Duration: 4h30.
Day 06: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2245m) Duration: 6h30.
Day 07: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (Hot Spring) (1760m), Duration:  5h30.
Day 08: Jhinu Danda to Pokhara (850m) Duration: 5 hours walk up to Nayapul and 1h30 drive by car.
Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350m), 7 hrs drive by tourist bus and farewell dinner at the evening.


Detail Itinerary

1

Kathmandu to Pokhara (850m) Duration: 07 hrs by Ac tourist bus-distance 210km.

After the breakfast, we leave for the long drive to Pokhara, the second largest city in Nepal. The scenery along the road is dramatic and you will see rivers, valleys, cascading rice terraces and rocky gorges. Upon arrival, we will check in to the hotel. In the evening, you can enjoy leisure boating on the scenic Fewa Lake and see the magnificent reflection of Mount Machhapuchhre and the Annapurna Range in the crystal clear water of the Lake (a wonderful photo opportunity!)  Overnight at the hotel, B/B

2

Pokhara to Nayapul  drive 1.5 hrs and trek to Jhinu Danda (Hot Spring) (1760m).

After breakfast, we will drive to Naya Pul (42km) by car (1h30) via the village of Lumle. We start trek  to Birethanti,  a beautiful town nearby the river (Modi Khola). The trail follows the river, going on through bamboo forests and passing a waterfall and swimming hole. The trail continues to New bridge where and Jhinu Danda. Overnight at local guesthouse.

3

Jhinu Danda (Hot Spring) (1760m) to Bamboo (2245m), 05 hrs.

Today, the trail drops up to the Chhomrong and then we start to climb up to Sinuwa. After this the trek is a continuous descent to Bamboo. Overnight at a guesthouse.

4

Bamboo (2245m) to Deurali (3210m), 05 hrs.

The  day begins with a climb through bamboo thickets, then rhododendron forests to Himalaya, this is the half way of the day. After Himalaya there is a Hinku Cave under the huge rock. This is the stretch of trail that is most subject to avalanche. We will be in between Himchuli and Machhapuchre in a very close distance. Overnight at local guesthouse.

5

Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) Duration: 4h30.

Today the trail climbs passing the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m). Since, it is totally surrounded by mountain; this area is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary – hence the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. You can either end the day at Machhapuchhre Base Camp or trek for two more hours to Annapurna Base Camp. There, you will see mountain scenery which will leave you speechless with wonder! Overnight at local guesthouse.

6

Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2245m) Duration: 6h30.

We descend the same trail today as it drops by 1,700m to the banks of Modi Khola at Bamboo (2245m) where there are some tea house/lodges available. This is a small village among the bamboo forest. Overnight at local guesthouse.

7

Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (Hot Spring) (1760m), Duration:  5h30.

Today, we will follow the same trail until Chommrong. The trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo fields to Chhomrong then descends very steeply to the Jhinu hot spring. Here you can enjoy  bath in natural hot spring  where there are two small ponds at the bank of the river. Overnight at local guesthouse.

8

Jhinu Danda to Pokhara (850m) Duration: 5 hours walk up to Nayapul and 1h30 drive by car.

From Jhinu hot springs, we walk on the right side of Modi Khola for 5 hrs to Birethanti. Some people consider this to be one of the best and the most relaxing walks of the entire trek! We then reach Nayapul and after one and half hour drive, we will be back to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel in Lakeside. B/B

9

Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350m), 7 hrs drive by tourist bus and farewell dinner at the evening.

Seven hours scenic drive back to Kathmandu. Lunch will on the half way. We have farewell dinner together. Overnight at hotel. B/B


Price Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop in a private vehicle.
  • Hotel accommodation in Pokhara in B/B basis.
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • Three times meal during the  trek.
  • Extra tea/coffee at the afternoon.
  • Hot soup in the high places.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu after trek.
  • All the transportation as per the itinerary.
  • A professional guide for trek.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers : 1 porter).
  • Insurance for guide and porters.
  • Food and accommodation for guide and porters.
  • All necessary documents (ACAP Permit and TIMS).
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Medical kit.
  • Trekking map as itinerary.
  • T-shirt from the company.
  • Trip completion certificate from company.

Price Excludes

  • Visa for Nepal.
  • International flight to and from Kathmandu.
  • Food and accommodation on Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance of clients.
  • Personal expenses : Hot shower, battery charge during trek, bar bills, cold drinks, laundry etc.
  • Extra night accommodation in Pokhara in exception of itinerary.
  • Tips for guide and porters.

Gear Lists

For head:

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece headgear
  • Sunglasses and snow goggles with UV protection
  • Sun cream
  • Sun glasses
  • Lip guard

For Lower Body:

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

For Feet:

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes or sandals
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp if snow over there

For Upper Body:

  • T-shirts half & full
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest or jacket

For Hand:

  • Light weight gloves
  • Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

Other Accessories:

  • Sleeping bags
  • Headlamp with batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit for you
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside your kit/duffel bag
  • Day pack (approximately 25 to 30 ltrs.)
  • Trekking Poles (Optional)
  • Water bottle (2) or cameo bag
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)

Toiletries:

  • Medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Tooth Brush/Tooth Paste
  • Multipurpose soaps (preferably biodegradable)
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hands wash

Extra things as optional:

  • Binoculars
  • Trekking polls
  • Reading books
  • Trail Map/Guidebook
  • Journal, pencil & Pen
  • Small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, and cards
  • Base Layer
  • Trekking Shirts
  • Trekking Trousers and Shorts
  • Hard Shell Jacket and Rain Gear
  • Sun Protection Hat
  • Rain coat or umbrella

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