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|Day||Itinerary||Elevation in Meter / Feet||Trekking / Walking|
|1||Arrive in Kathmandu||1,400m / 4,600 ft||30m Drive|
|2||Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley||1,400m / 4,600 ft||5-6 hr Drive|
|3||Drive/flight to Pokhara||822m / 2,697 ft||6 hr Drive/40 m Flight|
|4||Pokhara - Nayapul – Tikhedunga||1,550m / 5,085 ft||1:30 hr drive/3-4 hr Trek|
|5||Trek to Ghorepani||2,850m / 9,351 ft||5-6 hr Trek|
|6||Hike p to Poon Hill (3,210m / 10,531 ft) and Trek to Tadapani||2,700m / 8,859 ft||6-7 hr Trek|
|7||Trek to Chhomrong||2,170m / 7,120 ft||4-5 hr Trek|
|8||Trek to Dobhan||2,455m / 8,055 ft||5-6 hr Trek|
|9||Trek to Deurali||3,250m / 10,662 ft||4-5 hr Trek|
|10||Trek to MBC (3,700 /12,139 ft) to ABC||4,130m / 13,550 ft||5-6 hr Trek|
|11||Trek to Bamboo||2,310m / 7,579 ft||5-6 hr Trek|
|12||Trek to Jhinu dada||1,760m / 5,774 ft||4-5 hr Trek|
|13||Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara||822m / 2,697 ft||4-5 hr Trek/1:30 hr Drive|
|14||Drive/flight to Kathmandu||1,400m / 4,600 ft||6 hr Drive/40 m Flight|
|Name of the Mountain||Height|
|Annapurna I||8,091m / 26,545 ft|
|Annapurna South||7,219m / 23,684 ft|
|Bhara Shikhar||7,647m / 25088 ft|
|Tharpu Chuli/Tent Peak||5,695 m / 18,684 ft|
|Annapurna III||7,555m / 24,786 ft|
|Gandharba Chuli||6,248m / 20,498 ft|
|Machhapuchhre / Fishtail||6,997m / 22,956 ft|
|Hiunchuli||6,441m / 21,132 ft|
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative from Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will pick you up from the airport. He will be displaying a NNTR sideboard outside the airport terminal. Transfer to the selected hotel. In the afternoon the pre-trip meeting will be holding at our office. During this meeting we will introduce your trek and or tour leader/guide, so please make sure that you ask all the questions and concerns. For the meeting please make sure you bring your passport, 2 copies of passport size photos, and your travel insurance policy copy (if you haven’t sent it by email before). And sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer. Then head out and visit one of Kathmandu's cultural highlights. In the evening, the tourist hub of Thamel is a good place to grab your first meal, with a variety of restaurants to chose from offering both Western and local Nepali dishes.
Your trekking guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the bus station/airport. On the way catch the great view of the Himalayas, the countryside of Nepal, cross a lot of alpine forests, many green hills, and riverside. Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, Annapurna, and Lamjung Himal. In the evening boating in the Fewa lake and hike up to world peace Stupa for Sunset view over the Pokhara valley and the beautiful Annapurna massif.
A perfect starting for your trek!
After morning Breakfast, we will start our journey to the mystical land of the Annapurna massive. Drive 1.30 hours from Pokhara will bring us to Nayapul; a Trekking starting point. After a short 15-20 minute walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1,015m / 3,330 ft) a large village with many shops and hotels. From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola valley. The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1,495m and after a short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at (1,550m / 5,085 ft). Today’s walk is relatively short and easy.
Our second and interesting day of the trek! We move on towards 3,500 stone steeps climbing to Ulleri, a large Magar and Poon village at an altitude of 2,070m /6,791 ft. The trail ascends more gently from this point, we will walk through a Ulleri village to get Banthanthi for a nice cup of tea and again walk through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons to Nangathanti for fulfilling Lunch. 1:30 hours from Nangathanti we will reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani is popular for the Poonhill hike which presents a spectacular view of the sunrise and a superb panoramic view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range
Today one of the most special day of our trek. Very early in the morning, we hike up to Poon hill about an hour for the sunrise view. Poon hill offers a wide range of Himalayan panorama of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu. The most impressive Mountain View spot in Nepal. After enjoying the sunrise view we will trek back to Ghorepani for our breakfast. Then we make a climb along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2,960m /9,711 ft). After that, we descend to the Banthanti for lunch, then we trek 30 min down to cross a small river and take 1-hour climb to reach beautiful Tadapani for the night.
Tadapani Also, a good place to have a closer look at the Annapurna massive with a hot cup of tea in the morning. Leaving Tadapani, we descend steep downhill through the rhododendron forests and small farming villages like Chuile, Burjung. after crossing the river we start climbing, and then the trail eases as we reach Gurjung which is the small farming village of Gurung people, After having lunch here its an easy walk to Chommrong at an elevation of (2,170m / 7,120 ft).
Our day starts after a good breakfast with the mountain view. Stone steps from Chhomrong drop down to Chhomrong Khola, where we cross a suspension bridge. Then we take a steep climb up lower Sinuwa than to upper Sinuwa for the tea break. After a short walk along the jungle, followed by an easy downhill, we reach Bamboo for lunch. Passing the damp bamboo forest, we take the step towards Dovan, the bottom of a Modi river gorge. Not much to see here today.
The trek from Dovan to Himalaya is a silent one as big noises are not allowed in the jungle in regard to temple sites along the way. The route first comprises bamboo forests and then changes to rhododendron forests and contains plenty of waterfalls and streams. Upon reaching Himalaya, clearings appear and Glacier Rivers are visible along the trail as we ascend to Hinku cave. After a short walk, the trail first drops to the river and then ascending again to reach Deurali that offers exotic views of the valley below. We are again up in the open sky. From Deurali we can see beautiful views of Machhapuchre and Gangapurna.
Today is the final and most important day of our trekking. From Deurali, the trail passes through a bank of Modi River, and after a tedious climb, we reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC). Surrounded by snowcapped mountains on all sides, views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Himchuli, etc are very rewarding. We take another 2-3 hours up from MBC to reach Annapurna Base Camp. The way to ABC is wider with scanty vegetation. Mountain View unveils to clarity.
Annapurna Base Camp gives an awe-inspiring view of the mountains including 10th Highest mountain in the world Mt Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545 ft), and Annapurna South (7,219m / 23,684 ft), Bhara Shikhar (7,647m / 25088 ft), Tharpu Chuli/Tent Peak (5,695 m / 18,684 ft), Annapurna III (7,555m / 24,786ft), Gandharba Chuli (6,248m / 20,498 ft), Machhapuchhre / Fishtail (6,997m / 22,956 ft), Hiunchuli (6,441/ 21,132 ft) and many more.
After enjoying a beautiful sunrise view from ABC, we head back following the same trail through MBC, Deurali, Himalaya, Dovan, and all the way to Bamboo. Today the trail drops by 1,700m to the bank of Modi River to Bamboo at (2,310m / 7,579 ft) where we will stay for the night.
We follow the same trail until Chommrong. Down to Chhomrong Khola and climb the stone steps for lunch. From Chomrong the trail descends very steeply to the Jhinu danda where they have natural hot spring. Jhinu dada is known for its natural Hot Spring where you can take a relaxing bath. The spring is a 20 min walk from the guesthouse on the bank of Modi River.
From Jhinu Danda we trek along the right side of Modi River for 4 to 5 hours to Birethanti which can be considered one of the best and the most relaxing walks of the entire trek. We reach Nayapul then a 1:30 hour drive will take us back to Pokhara.
We will take an early morning deluxe tourist bus/afternoon flight to Kathmandu. If you have time and interested in extending the trip, White water rafting, Chitwan jungle safari, visit Lumbini: Birthplace of Lord Buddha, paragliding, sightseeing will be ideal.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to the selected hotel. In the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey, the farewell dinner will be served in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances
Your adventure to Nepal comes to the end today! It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal until the Next Time! Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu, a city stroll, and or souvenir shopping. NNTR representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. On the way to your home, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful land of the mystic Himalayas.
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Poon Hill and ABC trek I initially went trekking with Rajan on the Poon Hill circuit and enjoyed it so much I immediately embarked on the ABC trek straight afterwards. He is an unbeatable guide - kind, warm, caring and extremely knowledgeable - and made my time in Nepal completely unforgettable. I was traveling alone and felt so lucky to have found such a great companion and guide for my adventures. I can't recommend his company highly enough.
Rachan, He is a professional trekking guide. We are very impressed with this trip. If there is a chance we will return to you again.
Annapurna Base Camp trek- amazing experience! Two friends and I did the 10 day Annapurna Base Camp trek with Rajan in 2013. He was amazing. He knew the area well, was calm, had a great sense of humour. He was a great asset to the trip, and I'd recommend him to any friends interested in visiting Nepal.
For this trek, you will be staying in 3-star category hotels in Kathmandu for 3 nights and in Pokhara for 2 nights with breakfast and best available teahouses during the trek. Nowadays in the lower elevation of Annapurnareason are providing a room with attach bathrooms we will try our best! However, teahouses in some places only have shared toilet and washing facilities. All the Accommodation for your trek and tour is twin sharing basis. If you wish to get a single supplement it will be available in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and lower elevation of the trekking area but it might be difficult to get them in higher elevations in peak seasons.
Normally Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November) are the best months for High altitude treks in Nepal. The air, freshly washed by the monsoon rain, is crystal clear, stunning mountains scenery, and the weather is still comfortably warm. Although many trekking trips into the lower altitude can be taken during winter and monsoon too, but the cold can be bitter and dangerous at the high altitude, trekking trails above 4000 meters is usually blocked by the heavy snowfall. And the trails can be slippery due to the monsoon rain, Nepal’s famous Juka (leeches) are an un-pleasant feature of the wet season, but with the care, trekking can still be possible and there are certainly fewer trekkers on the trail.
During this trip, you can enjoy traditional Nepali food most common “Dhal Bhat” as well as many types of International (Indian, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Tibetan, etc) foods. Breakfast and Dinner we will take wherever we stay and the Lunch we will take on the way to our Destinations. A farewell dinner will be served during your stay in Kathmandu. Your all breakfasts (15 breakfasts), 13 lunches, and 14 dinners with seasonable fruits during the trek are included in this package.
Your safety is our first priority. To make your dream adventure success there will be 1 professional trekking leader/guide, 1 assistance trekking guide (1 assistance trekking guide for every 7 trekkers), and support staff / Sherpa porters (1 support staff for every 2 trekkers). These arrangements will make sure that if anybody on the group gets any issue (emergency return, Altitude sickness, physical damage, sickness, etc) in the middle of the trek and can’t continue rest of the group can still go ahead as planned as to the destinations.
Yes, we will organize the support staff to carry your backpack. Every single trekking package on our website includes a 1 support staff for every 2 trekkers. He can carry max 25 kg for 2 trekkers. Trekking in The Himalayas is challenging and even very harder if you are carrying your backpack by yourself. It will be much easier and enjoyable if you take support staff to carry your backpack. You can only worry about your day pack with you and enjoy every single moment of your Himalayan day with stunning scenery.
In Annapurna Base Camp trek they have a safe drinking water project to avoid Plastic uses in the mountains. So they have safe drinking water which is purified by in the water purification station. Every single guesthouse and tea shop has this water where you can buy. You should have a water bottle with you to fill up. They also have boiled water or filtered water everywhere along the trekking trails. Some villages also have water purification filterer systems such as Katadyn, Kent, or similar. You can also use normal water after prepared with water purification tablets.
Anything can happen anytime during the trek. All of our group leaders, guides, and assistance guides are trained for first aid, High altitude risk Management, and are prepared to deal with the most common problems or injuries you may get on a trek. Apart from that in the case of any emergency or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), your guide will let us know immediately. Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will be there for you to assist your Rescue if needed. In a few places in this trek, There are health posts which have been serving by foreign doctors and local professionals. We will help you to get there to get treatment and get back to the capital. NNTR trekking team is ready to ensure your safety anytime during the trek even to carry you down to a safer place.
This package, you will find that most of the things are included. However, we suggest you estimate $ 10 to $15 per person per day as your miscellaneous expenses.
Following are the major expenses they are extra on top of the package price.
Lunches and Dinners in Kathmandu and or before start the trek: Except the welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu, your lunch and dinners are not included, from the day you start the trek everything will be included, check your quote to see which meals are included.
Drinking-Water: drinking water for your entire trip is not included in our package. We are Eco-friendly Trekking Company, we encourage you to keep mountains safe from garbage and use the reusable bottles and water purification tablets.
Other Drunks: Every meal included in the itinerary comes with a cup of tea or coffee, Apart from that any of your hot/cold drinks will be your own.
Overweight backpack: NNTR provides 1 support staff for every 2 trekkers, if one of your backpacks weighs more than 15 kg, you will need to pay a bit extra to compensate your porter or get another porter.
Tips for your guide and support staff.
Optional extra expenses on your guesthouses: Nowadays most of the famous trekking trails of Nepal have got the internet and electricity asses, it is normal for guesthouses to charge extra for wifi and battery charging, most of the guesthouse offers hot showers (or hot buckets), you will have to pay extra for the shower too.
Yes, you need to get a good travel and rescue insurance. Your safety is our major concern, we strongly recommend you to buy comprehensive travel insurance for trekking in Nepal. Your policy should cover your trek, tour, and the extra time you are going to spend in Nepal including helicopter evacuation. Trekking in Nepal can be really dangerous, especially in high altitudes. If you get any emergency we will be able to act fast when you have a good insurance policy. It’s easy to request fast for emergency assistance.
Yes, they have medicine for altitude sickness. It called Acetazolamide. It’s well known by its trade name Diamox. It’s used for prevention and the treatment of altitude sickness. As it is a prescription medicine, we are unable to provide this herein Nepal. Please talk with your doctor before you leave home. During the trek, there is some local medicine as well be available to prevent yourself for altitude sickness. Ginger Lemon Honey Tea, Garlic Soup, and Hot water are the one we believe the local medicine which can help you to avoid altitude sickness. The best medicine is to acclimatize your body and climb slow. If there any symptoms stop climbing and descend immediately. Please read our full Faq for more details about the Altitude Mountain Sickness.
The altitude of Annapurna base camp is 4130 meters/13,550 feet above the sea label.
No, Normally for this Annapurna Base camp trek you don't need the Crampons. it will be ideal if you are trekking in the wintertime. In the winter trail from Deurali to Annapurna base camp is normally covered with snow. The Crampons can be very useful in this part of the trek.
We know unexpected things happen at unexpected times. If some unfortunate happens and you need to change your plans you can simply write us an email or message us. If you give us enough time we will try our best to assist your unfortunate. We can normally postpone your trip and apply your advance payment for any time in the future. The fund transfer process from Nepal to another country takes a long time because we need to prepare all the documents and take permission from the Central Bank of Nepal. That’s the main reason we encourage all of you to Postpone the trip and use the credit in the future. If you need to cancel your trip completely, we, unfortunately, are unable to give you a full refund. You will be charged by 30% of the package price as a cancellation charge.
Yes, most of the guesthouses in this Annapurna base camp trek have electricity, hot shower, and WiFi for the electricity, every village has a Micro-Hydro station which produces enough electricity for them and some villages are connected to the government electricity supply line, and for the hot shower, every guesthouse has solar panels and the gas tankless water heater in Annapurna base camp in case of the bad weather, they might not have enough electricity to charge your phone or the camera battery. Make sure you get charged everything in the previous place because of Annapurna base camp relay on only the solar panel.
Trekking in the land of the mystical Himalaya is a big deal for many people around the globe. Choosing the right company and the right guide is also the big challenge you put your complete trust in a Stanger Guide for your biggest adventure. It’s not the decision to be taken lightly. We have been there and understand how important it is to have a professional and best trekking Leader or Guide for your Adventure in Nepal. We are very careful for that your guide needs to speak good English, Knowledgeable, very experienced in the field, friendly and good discussion maker. All of our group leaders and guides are highly experienced, professional, and have been selected based on their technical proficiency proven safety recodes, good judgment, patience, and awesome personalities. They easily acclimate themselves to the high altitudes with nil difficulty this is why they can provide better services without becoming a casualty themselves. All of our guides have had many kinds of different trainings to be a professional Guide. Among them some of they are:
• Trekking Guide Tanning
• Tour Guide Training
• First-Aid Training
• Mountaineering training
• High Altitude Risk Management Training
• Bird Watching Training
You can start the Annapurna base camp trek in many different ways. According to the above itinerary, the walking distance of the Annapurna base camp trek is about 115 Km or 71 miles.
The following 12 days itinerary Starting and ending at Kathmandu is the best way to get there. if you trek through Ghandruk or Chhomrong it will take 9 days, similarly, if you start from Kande/Phedi it will take 12 days too. so the Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be done in between 7 to 15 days. just let us know how long you want to spend?
The highest point of Annapurna Base Camp Trek is Annapuran Base Camp, at the altitude of 4130mt. We also visite Poon Hill at the altitude of 3210mt.
Anything can happen anytime during the trek. If you need to leave your trek on the middle of the trail we will provide maximum effort to make sure your safe return to Kathmandu. And we will assist with your travel arrangements for your home. you have to know that we will not be able to refund any money to you.
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Every trekker who wants to trek around Annapurna's reason for Nepal needs to get 2 different permits.
1) TIMS Card, and
2) Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit(ACAP)
All of them will cost 40 us dollars for foreigners, 13 us dollars for SAARC Nationality, and 50 us dollars for the free individual trekkers.