ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek (often referred to as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek) is the second most popular trek in Nepal. This trek is considered moderate for Himalayan trekking and has outstanding opportunities for exploring cultural, geographical and biodiversity regions in North-West Nepal.
ANNAPURNA BASECAMP TREK, 15 DAYS KATHMANDU TO KATHMANDU
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek (often referred to as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek) is the second most popular trek in Nepal. This trek is considered moderate for Himalayan trekking and has outstanding opportunities for exploring cultural, geographical and biodiversity regions in North-West Nepal. There are two different gateways into the region: via Ghandruk and via Kande.
Shiva Excursion recommends the Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Ghorepani poon hill so that you can experience the shrub forest, impressive Poon Hill viewpoint and exceptional cordial reception from the Gurung and Magar people. You will tread on stone steps and local trails following streams and valleys leading to the Annapurna base camp via Machhapuchhre base camp. One of the best experiences of the trip will be in a natural amphitheater, where you will be encircled by the Annapurna massifs from 3 sides. The sunrise views at 4131 m (13,553 ft) are unforgettable! shiva excursion provides a local trekking guide.
Duration: 15 Days
Max Elevation: 4130m
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Accomodation: Tea Houses
Best Time: September-December & March-May
Start / Ending: Kathmandu to Kathmandu
• All Airports pick up and drop.
• 2 night’s standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
• 2 nights your standard hotel in Pokhara with BB.
• Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner During The Trek.
• Accommodation tea-houses in mountain during the trek
• Tourist standard bus between Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu
• An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant trek guide as per bigger size of group of trekkers: (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
• Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
• All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, TIMS )
• A medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
• All government and local taxes
• Nepal Visa fee (Nepal provides on arrival visa in Immigration, bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs,)
• International airfare to and from Kathmandu
• Meal city like Kathmandu and Pokhara.
• Extra calculate for additional programs as per above itinerary.
• Travel and rescue insurance.
• Local donation & Tips for guides and porters.
• Personal expenses (Pot of tea, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and check-in to Hotel
There will be a warm welcome to you on Nepal after landing your flight at TIA. A representative of Shiva Excursion Pvt. Ltd. will there for your arrival. He/she will shift you toward your place of accommodation. After having rest for some time there will a brief description of the upcoming program with your guide.
Day 02: Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley
Our today’s day is spent by sightseeing all around Kathmandu Valley. Having breakfast we will visit Pashupatinath (regarded as the holiest temple of Lord Shiva). Next will be Bauddhanath (Little Tibet). Then Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) is our next destination. Lastly, we will drive to Kathmandu (Basantpur) Durbar Square. It will end our Kathmandu tour we will return back & make preparation for our trekking.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (Around 7/8 hours)
Now we will move for Pokhara. Our drive goes through Prithvi Highway. Our lunch will be on the highway in a very nice environment. In around 6 hours we will be at Pokhara. On reaching Pokhara we walk to Lakeside for watching charming sunset views. Then we will return back and have our dinner & enjoy.
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m) – 3 Hours
Having a short drive to Nayapul we will start our trekking. Reaching on Nayapul we will take our things and start walking. We may have a bit difficulty in walking on the first day. All the things in the surrounding will be amazing for us. We will climb until & unless we will be at Tikhedhunge for spending a first walk night.
Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2840m) – 5 Hours
We were tired and we will have a very good sleep. Waking up we will have breakfast and again make preparation for walking. Today our destination will be Ghorepani. Ulleri is our lunch point. It is a beautiful Magar village in Nepal. Resting after lunch we will walk about 3 hours to reach Ghorepani for the night.
Day 06: Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2610m) – 4 Hours
Today we will wake a bit early and start our hiking toward Poon Hill (one of the best viewpoints in the Annapurna region). We will be offered with the many mountain ranges. For memory, we can take a picture in the camera. Spending about an hour we will return back to Ghorepani. We will have our breakfast and continue our walk to the next destination Tadapani.
Day 07: Tadapani to Chhomrung (2140m) – 5 Hours
Our today’s destination is Chomrong. It will be an easy walk for us as we need to trek downward. We will be walking in the forest of rhododendron. Passing through beautiful Gurung village we continue our walk until and unless we will reach Chomrong for spending a memorable night with the group.
Day 08: Chhomrung to Dovan (2500m) – 5½ Hours
Early morning having a breakfast we will continue to Dovan. Our trail goes down through river of Chomrong. Walking some time we will reach to Khuldighar for resting some time. We will follow the downward path of the forest. We will keep away the west side of the river. Our night will be at Dovan.
Day 09: Dovan to Deurali (3230m) - 4 Hours
Our today's destination is Deurali. It will be an easy walk for us as we need to trek upward.we will be walking through the Jungle side.we will keep away the west side of the river. over Night at Deurali.
Day 10: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4131m)–5 Hours
Today is a bit important day of our trekking as we will be walking to Annapurna base camp. Our path goes through mountain surrounded area. Here once there used to be a base camp of Machhapuchhre Mountain. Continuing the trail to Annapurna base camp we will feel happy. Walking for about 5 to 6 hours long we will be able to reach base camp and our night will be cool at tented camp.
Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) to Bamboo (2345m) – 6 Hours
Spending cool night at tented camp, it is our returning time. We will return back through the next path. We just need to trek downward to Bamboo. First of all, we need to reach the bank of Modi Khola and to bamboo. If it is not crowded then we may get an opportunity of spending a night at one of the tea houses available here.
Day 12: Bamboo to Jhinu Hot Spring (1780m)–5 Hours
It is our returning journey. Our today’s destination is Jhinu Hot Spring. We will continue our trail towards the forest of rhododendron and bamboo to reach Jhinu Khola. Relaxing our self we will enjoy the natural hot spring water. We will become fresh and have us. Talking some time about the whole trip we will go for sleep.
Day 13: Jhinu Danda to Nayapul–5 Hours, and drive back to Pokhara–1
Our today’s walk will be the last walk of our trek. We will walk through the main trial of meadows and cultivated fields. We will cross old villages overlooking the quite pleasant views of great mountains. After reaching Nayapul we will make preparation for returning back on Pokhara.
Day 14: Pokhara to Kathmandu
We need a return back to Kathmandu. We will return back through the same highway. We will be pleased with houses and greenery of the highway. Not only this can we be back by the airplane. Driving around seven hours we will be at Kathmandu. We will be shifted toward our hotel which will end our trekking.
Day 15: Farewell
Spending a rest night at Kathmandu, it’s a time for returning back to your homeland. There will be a small farewell program for you. You will be guided all the things of returning journey by our team for your departure. Hope you will be back to Nepal to visit the remaining side of beautiful Nepal.
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