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Annapurna Base Camp Trek 16 Days
Annapurna region was first explored for the British Adventurer Col. James O.M. 'Jimmy' Roberts in the year 1956 and exposed to the world as the 'Sanctuary of Gods'. The Sanctuary has been christened as "Annapurna Sanctuary" ever since.
Ghandruk is the traditional village situated in the height of 1,950m, it is the most beautiful & biggest
Experience Treks 16 days Annapurna base camp & Sanctuary starts from Pokhara, a scenic & full of
Trip Highlights:1. On the foot of worlds 10th highest mountain, Annapurna I 8,091 m
2. Excursion in the midst of high staggering snow-capped mountain peaks
3. The trekking route is from low sub-tropic green vegetation to alpine forest to arctic climate and landscapes.
4. The Panorama view of high snow-capped mountains, traditional villages, friendly mid hills people, excursion in the heart of massif Annapurna mountain range.
5. Trek to the heart of the Annapurna.
6. Surrounded by snowy peaks of over 6,000 m to 8,000 m
7. The great Sunrise & Sunset view of glowing on the mountain peaks.
8. Dramatic mountain scenery, probably best view in the world!
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,300 m and transfer to hotel.
When you reach at Kathmandu International airport, our staff will receive and transfer you to respective hotels, At the hotel we will brief with orientation program of the hotel, Kathmandu city, trekking, do`s and do not and other related information while you are in Nepal with Experience Treks.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with full day private guided city sightseeing tour.
Kathmandu is full of world heritage sites; the Hindus temples in Pagoda & Shikhara styles mostly, monasteries, Stupas & monuments, ancient Kings Palaces, water taps & well, old traditional houses with masterpiece woodcarving and courtyard; full day private guided sightseeing tour will be interesting and a memorable tour before setting for the mountains with Experience Treks.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara 950 m/07 hrs journey by tourist bus/coach, distance 200 km
Morning after breakfast, traveled by tourist coaches or at private vehicle to Pokhara on the busy scenic highway, an interesting drive on the Himalayan foothills, on arrival at Pokhara transfer to respective hotel nearby beautiful Phewa Lake.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul 1,100 m and begin walk to Tikhedhuga 1,577 m/04 hrs.
Having your breakfast, an hour & + drive to Nayapul (New bridge) where Experience Treks. journey begins, the trail passes through areas encountering trekkers, mules and donkeys trains. At Birethati village, the trail splits in different routes; our trek follows the main trail to old Trans-Himalayan trade route, crosses the suspension bridge, after the bridge, treks through many farm villages and waterfalls till Tikhedhuga village is reached for overnight stop after 03-04 hours of good walk.
Day 05:Trek to Ghorepani 2,860 m/06-07 hours walk.From Tikhedhuga, a walk up to a steep climb for 2 hrs on the stone steps to Ulleri village (2,070 m), from here a gradual walk through the serene green alpine forest of oaks, firs and rhododendron trees, the route leads to a gradual climb gaining height as it reaches Ghorepani village, from here 10 minutes walk bring you at Ghorepani Deurali village (2,900 m) with glamorous views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Annapurna ranges of mountains. Ghorepani situated on the old Trans-Himalayan trade route to Upper Mustang into Tibet. This place is inhabited by Pun /Poon Magar tribe and its famous for its Pun hill view point, a 45 minute walk uphill from the lodge at Ghorpani.
Day 06: Trek to Tadapani 2,675 m/05 hours walk.
Before dawn, 45 minutes hikes up to Pun hill located at 3,210 ms for awesome sunrise views of the panoramic Himalayan range of mountains from Mt. Dhaulagiri range, Nilgiri, Tilicho Peak, Annapurna range and Fishtail, Mardi Himal as far Annapurna 4th in the eastern horizon including the majestic other peaks.
Mt. Machhapuchhre “The Fishtail” the unclimbed peak, one of the nickel mountain in the region, after a wonderful moment here walk back to Ghorepani and after breakfast continue trek to Tadapani via Deurali (3,100 m) & Banthanti (2,450 m), the walk leads uphill through the enchanting rhododendron, Oaks & Bamboo forests ,this area is a real paradise for naturalist and botanical interested people with rich vegetation along with the gorgeous mountain views, after heading down hill and with the last short climb to Tadapani for the overnight stop.
Tadapani located in the middle of Rhododendron, Magnolia and Oaks forest with fantastic scenery looking at Annapurna South, Huinchuli, Annapurna 3rd & Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) at mere distance.
Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong 2,050 m/06 hours walk.
After a wonderful time of Tadapani, to walk leads downhill through the beautiful serene forest with constant views of the snowcapped mountain peaks, the downhill walk heads to near Kimrong valley from here another hoour of the top ridge where the route from Landruk and Jhinu danda meets, on this spot ascend gradual to Chhomrong, the last village and the gateway to Annapurna base camp and the Sanctuary. Good view of Annapurna south, Hiunchuli & Fishtail in very close distance.
Day 08:Trek to Dovan 2,600 m via Bamboo 2,450 m/06 hours walk.
From Chhomrong, the walk leads steep downhill on the terraced fields to the raging river for an hour steep descend after the bridge an uphill for an hour & half to reach in Sinuwa danda, a small place with two lodges with grand views of the rolling valley and landscapes, from here trekking in the cool forest Bamboo is reached in the midst of bamboo, rhododendron and oaks forest where there are 5 lodges. After Bamboo an hour walk on the pleasant uphill path to the overnight stop at Dovan with 03 lodges in the middle of forest by the raging glacier Modi River. The valley from Bamboo to Machhapuchhre base camp is very narrow & after MBC, the valley will open widely.
Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp 3,750 m via Deurali 3,250 m/06 hrs walk.
This morning, the trek begins through cool temperature with gradual up most of the way walkings by Modi river upstream, the path heads with gradual ups as it reaches at Himalaya hotel, the name of the place after the name of the hotel, an hour of by the Hinko Cave, located at the bottom of Hiunchuli peak. The walk is gradual from here for another two hour of Deurali the place with Teahouses/Lodges before Machhapuchhre base camp, from Deurali onwards the lush vegetation disappears for high alpine bushes and shrubs. After Deurali, the route leads up following the raging Modi River upstream, the walk is pleasant in some sections with few strenuous ups to reach at Machhapuchhre base camp. Machhapuchhre base camp houses about 05 lodges located beneath the staggering North face of Mt. Machhapuchhre or the Fishtail Peak.
Day 10:Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4, 130 m/02-2:30 hours.After a pleasant stop here, morning walks continue in the heart of Annapurna Sanctuary/Annapurna base camp, walk follow uphill for two hours of the grassy path the trail is pleasant till it reaches the higher flat level ground at Annapurna base camp offering magnificent views of different snowcapped mountains which circles around you with giant face of Annapurna I. Annapurna base camp with 06 large lodges in the shade of superb mountain panoramas. Afternoon you’ll get free time at leisure to marvel the awesome surrounding Mountain View. The mountains are seen so close in the distance with 360 degrees panoramic views. It seemed, ABC is a real piece of HEAVEN!
Day 11: Trek to Bamboo 2,450 m/06 hours.
With mountain views on breakfast in the tranquility of nature treks back to the lush green vegetation, the trail from here is downhill with a few ups to Bamboo by passing MBC, Deurali, and Himalaya & Dovan for the overnight stop.
Day 12: Trek to Jhinu danda 1,600 m via Chhomrong 2,050 m/06 hours.
From Bamboo morning walk heads up to Khuldighar, from here trail descends most of the way to a bridge at Chhomrong Khola. Immediately, the trail leads uphill for at least an hr to the top Chhomrong village, a possible lunch break here, afternoon time walk descend towards Jhinu danda, the new trail from the last lodge branches off to a steep downhill till Jhinu danda village for the overnight stop, a nice quiet spot, here visit the refreshing hot springs down by the bank of the river Modi for 20 minutes.
Day 13: Trek to Pothana 1,950 m/06 hours.
After a refreshing time of Jhinu danda hot spring our route leads downhill for an hour of River Modi at New Bridge, then crossing the bridge with a short climb brings at Landruk village at 1,640 m. From this large Landruk village, walk is easy on the winding trail through several farm villages and terraced fields then it bring to the last uphill climb for 40 minutes to a small pass at Deurali ridge at 2,150 m. From Deurali a pleasant descends into the forest with wonderful views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu range including the fishtail peak all the way to Pothana village in the middle of alpine forest. Pothana is a wonderful spot of the forest with large meadows overlooking magnificent views in the Himalayan range of mountains with another opportunity for sunrise and sunset views.
Day 14: Trek to Dhampus phedi and drive to Pokhara 03 hrs walk & an hr drive.
Morning with awesome surrounding scenery of the last day walk an easy downhill to Dhampus Phedi by passing Dhampus village, a large Gurung ethnic tribe with magnificent view of the mountains in semi-circle. From Dhampus phedi, an hour drive reaches at the hotel by the tranquil Lake Phewa (Fewa) in Pokhara. You will get free time to hang out in the Lake side area after Lunch.
Day 15:Drive back to Kathmandu.
With a wonderful mesmerizing trip to Annapurna base camp and the Sanctuary drive back to Kathmandu, by passing different villages, towns, paddy fields, a beautiful terraced & so on....on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotel with afternoon free for individual activities/shopping & recreation. OR a full day private guided city sightseeing in Bhaktapur & Patan durbar squares.
Day 16: Transfer to Airport for International Departure.
Last days in the magic awesome Himalaya and with grand memorable time in the mountains with Experience Treks., as per your flight time BTE staff will transfer you to airport for your final departure for homeward bound.
Airports picks up & drops off by private vehicles
6 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara (4+2=6), at standard hotel, centrally located, on B/B basis.
A full day city sightseeing tour (4 sites) with tour guide & private vehicles.
All surface overland transportation (Kathmandu -Pokhara & Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus/coach, Pokhara-Lampatha & Dhampus phedi-Pokhara & hotel - bus station- hotel by private vehicle)
Lodge/guest house accommodation during the trek
All meals: 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner with a cup of tea/coffee)
A trek leader/guide & necessary No. of Porter/s (normally, 2pax. trekkers: 1 porter)
All trekking permits (trekking Permit/TIMS card & ACAP entry permit)
Essential trekking equipment (sleeping bag/down jacket which are need to returned back to company after complete the trek)
Trekking equipment for all Porters (shoes, jacket & trousers etc.)
All transportation, meals & accommodation, drinks, daily wages for trekking staffs.
Insurance/security for all local staffs (guide & porter/s)
All government & locals taxes
All necessary official paper works
First Aid Kit box/bag
T-shirt & certificate of complete the trek as a souvenir/memory
An emergency or Rescue evacuation arrangement service & pre-deposit for Helicopter (porter`s back, Horse`s back, vehicle & Helicopter), if required or wanted/wished
Nepal visa fee & International flight tickets fare to & from Kathmandu
Meals in Kathmandu (lunch & dinner)
Monuments/temples/monasteries entry fees in Kathmandu, Pokhara & mountain
Personal nature expanses (telephone bills, laundry service, bar bills, (hot shower & fire charges for 4/5 days, mineral/bottle water/boiled water/pots of tea/coffee etc.)
All kinds of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks & soft drinks etc
Private transportation (vehicle, Aeroplane & horse etc.)
Tipping for trekking staffs
Extra programs (rafting, jungle safari, paragliding & so on)
An emergency or rescue evacuation cost/charge, if required
Others than what are included in package cost sections.
Price cost USD 1265 - 1499
Since, you are preparing for a trek in the higher altitudes of remote Himalayan region. Hence during this treks, the physically, emotionally & mentally demanding mountain trek & you may face Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), if you trek/hike quickly/ascended too fast as well as other health related problems. In this regard, Experience Treks strongly recommends for those travelers with pre-existing medical conditions like heart, lungs and blood pressure/diseases make know to us before booking this trip.
The remote mountain trekking requires 4 – 6 hours walking in per day a basis and at times it even exceeds to 7 – 8 hours depending on your walking pace, age groups, weather condition & seasons. Despite this fact, we do not suggest you for mandatory hiking or technical climbing experiences. Yet, it will be better if you have a regular jogging habit of few weeks before booking this trip.
Experience Treks does not sell or arranges any kind of insurance plan/packages for foreigners except local staff/s. Yet, it will be mandatory to join our trips that you should be insured for comprehensive expenses that may arise from the trip for your own safety. Your Insurance plan must be covering medical/travel issues as well as unforeseen accidents that may occur to the trips. In such a case, you may to take the facility like an air ambulance, helicopter rescue, Clinical attention and so on.
Trekking in higher altitudes may even cost the life of travelers! The more you go higher elevation/height, the lesser will be availability of Oxygen pressure in the air. Therefore, your body requires a few days too many days to adopt the newer situation/climate in an environment with less oxygen. The higher you climb the more will be the possibility of undergoing through Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) problems. Hence, Experience Treks`s itineraries are extremely concern on this problem/issue. With our expert team, you can easily cops with altitude sickness problems. The AMS will attract you after 3,000 m. The Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA), non-profitable medical institution recommends to all trekkers/hikers to ascend slowly after 3,000 m (either ascends 300 m each day or every 600 m spend an extra night, the same altitude). The rule is slowly ascents to go higher elevation to be safe!
Trekking Crew ArrangementTo facilitate the best trekking experience in the Himalayas, Experience Treks has arranged most hospitable as it is possible, more professional and long-terms experienced crew members. Your local trip member/s will have most extensive knowledge about mountain trails, mountain names & its height/elevation, people & their cultures, religions, socio-cultural aspects, eco-system, flora & fauna, geography of the respective treks/trips and history of the local regions. Besides, our crew members are fully undergone through Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Mountaineering, Intensive wilderness First Aid knowledge, Trekking guides, Eco trekking, knowledge about Responsible tourism business, Sustainable development, English language, Conservation & preservation basic knowledge and Bio-diversity trainings.
Meals FacilitiesDuring the trek in the mountains, you will be served 3 times meals a day with typical Nepali food/meal along with Tibetan, Chinese, Indian, Continental & Italian dishes, depending on your choices. You will have an access to have hot chocolate, tea and other hot drinks as well, breads and snack as well in the camping/tented treks. The early morning breakfast and dinner will be served at the same tea houses or at the local lodges where you spend the night. At times, you too have to enjoy the breakfast and the lunch at the camping overnights sites. Unlike this, you will take your lunch on the way in the mountain trails in the side trips/day excursion. The lunch will be prepared for your team member of the camping/tented treks & in teahouse/lodges treks at local lodge/guest houses. At the climax of the trip, you will enjoy a trip celebration dinner in Kathmandu.
Accommodations ArrangementsDuring your stay in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan & other cities, you will enjoy the budget accommodation to best class hotel /resorts accommodation depending on your budget, interest & hobbies where as on the other hand in the mountain trail, you will have to adjust at twin sharing, double bed & single bed rooms basis accommodations at the standard lodges or tea houses, mostly common sharing bathroom & toilet/rest rooms. However, you have to consider the remoteness of travelled places where single room may not be feasible at all the times & need to be the share with someone else in the peak season. Most of the teahouses/lodges are either double bed rooms or twin sharing rooms. Some of the majors trekking destinations, there are deluxe comfortable hotels & Resorts is also available.
Porter CareWe are tremendously concern over the rights of the porters who facilitate traveler`s adventure dreams in the Himalayas. Without porters hard working, your dream to go to mountains will not be certain/guaranteed. It is our serious concern that the porters should be well paid, make sure their warm clothing, well equipped and treated equally even in the harsh situation in the remote Himalayas. In case of emergency situations, we give equal to rescue facilities as other team members get in the adverse situation in the higher altitude including rescue services by Helicopter. Besides this, we too are concern about International Porter Protection Group (IPPG) which works in the field of trekking porter/s by protecting the rights of porter, basic language training to express their problems, make sure for enough warm clothing & other equipment, compulsory Insurance facility. In doing so, we recommend all our trekkers in the Himalayas just to keep their luggage under 30 kg so that it can be handled by porters smoothly in the higher mountains. If possible, try to make about 25 Kg. over 4,000 m & high passes.
Environmental ConcernsBeing human beings, it is our responsibility to protect natural & cultural order, to conserve environment and to love nature. Himalayan region is ecologically very much fragile and hence we try to practice “to leave just footprints and take photos” so that future generation will to have chances to experience the beauty of Himalayan region. Respecting natural balance and being sensible towards local environment yields into protecting local cultures as well. Hence, our trip operations tremendously focus on environmental issues in the Himalayas and thereby eco-tourism.
Trekking Group ArrangementExperience Treks generally provides one trek guide/trekking leaders for the trip operation and porter/s for luggage carrying. It means if there are 4 trekkers, there will be one trek guide & two porters. In the case of porter/s arrangements, there will be one porter for each two paying trekker. This arrangements helps to carry out the trip smoothly even in the adverse situation. Our trips generally accommodate the group of 10 people at a time. Despite this arrangement, we can adjust or run the trips over than 10 people at a time as well as.
Best SeasonsThe best seasons of travelling/trekking in the Himalayas are autumn season (September-November) and spring season (March-May). Apart from these two seasons, there is a possibility of trekking in the Himalayas even in the winter and summer seasons which is called off-seasons. In the winter season, cold, snowing & flight delay or cancellation slightly affects the trips & high passes could be closed. But, travelling/trekking in the summer season comes with tremendous rewards for a passionate botanist despite of rainy days, flooding, landslides, flight delay or cancellation like winter season. It will be great in the least rain fall regions & high passes, where are lots of wild orchid blooming.
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