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Trip Name Annapurna Base Camp Trekking (ABC) Trip starts- ends: Kathmandu –KTM
Destination: Western Region, Nepal Duration: 13 Days
Grade: Moderate to Strenuous Grade: Moderate to Strenuous

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With terraced rice paddies, luscious rhododendron forests, and high altitude landscapes along with the Annapurna range in view most of the times, Annapurna Base Camp trek is certainly one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region. It combines so many different landscapes and perhaps is the only trek which brings you closer to the base of 7,000-8,000 m high peaks in such a short duration of time. The trek is almost 7 to 11 days long, depending on the trekker’s itinerary and the length of walking days. ABC can be trekked almost any time of the year; however in the winters the base camp is sometimes closed due to the level of snow; according to experts’ springtime is certainly the most appealing time to visit ABC due to the full bloom of the rhododendron forests which gives the trek a truly majestic feel.

Day 1 :

Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport. Welcome by our representative and transfer to Hotel.

Day 2 :
Drive or Fly to Pokhara. 

Day 3 :
After breakfast in the hotel drive an hour to Nayapul and start walking (trek.) It will take some 4/5 hrs to reach Tikhedhunga 1577m.The trail slightly ascends this day following the river most of the time.

Day 4 :
Trek to Ghorepani 2850m. This is little longer day and need to walk up for the first couple of hours steep and then gradually up in the Rhododendron forest with cool air. Lunch in the Banthanti.

Day 5 :
Climb up to Poon Hill 3210 m. early in the morning for an hour to view the sunrise and the Mountains including the Annapurna South 7219 m., Fishtail 6993 m., Himchuli 6441 m., Other Annapurna Ranges, Dhaulagiri 8168 m. and its range. After the breakfast again in the Hotel in Ghorepani trek to Tadapani 2650m.

Day 6 :
Trek to Ghandruk which is nice village with the Gurungs local peoples most of them serves in British and Indian Army as Gurkhas.

Day 7 :
Trek to Chhomrong 2070 m. Chhomrong is the Gurung village which is the last big village to the Base camp route. You can see grand view of the Fishtail 6993 m. taken as the virgin mountain and unclimbed till and restricted to do so with.

Day 8 :
Trek Chhomrong to Himalaya 2920 m. from Chhomrong the trail is only one and between the mountains making small gorge with the forest. It will take some 7 hrs.

Day 9 :
Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4210 m. passing the Deaurali 3900 m. and Machhapuchhre Base Camp 3700 m.. The Annapurna Base camp is in the great valley surrounded by the mountains in all directions. The view of the Annapurna I 8091 m. is best seen and it is majestic.

Day 10 :
Enjoy the rising sun on top of the Annapurna I, Annapurna South and others. After enjoying the morning in the Sanctuary trek back to Bamboo.

Day 11 :
Trek to Jhinu Danda where the small pool of natural hot spring is situated some 20minutes down from the Hotel in the river bank. Overnight stay in the Hotel in the Jhinnudanda.

Day 12 :
Trek to Nayapul (1,010 m) - 4.5 hrs. Drive to Pokhara - 1 hrs. Same day guided tour of Barahi Temple and boating in fewa Lake. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 13 :
Drive back to Kathmandu and farewell dinner. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 14 :
Transfer to international airport for your final departure.

Services Include :

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by private car / van
  • Three nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours, inclusive of tour guide and private car / van
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek; we provide private 
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance
  • and sleeping bag during the trek
  • First aid medical kit
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Services Exclude :

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • All kind of drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic)
  • Hot and cold showers during the trek
  • Personal shopping and laundry
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)