Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna base camp trek, also known as “Annapurna Sanctuary”, is perhaps one of the most beautiful in the world. The combination of easy walking and magic scenery makes it a trekker’s must, it goes through bamboo and rhododendron forests, and upstream of the Modi Khola. Crossing the door of the Sanctuary (passing between Mt. Himchuli and Machhapuchhre), a 360-degree mountain panorama unfolds. Sunrise and sunsets here turn into an incredible light show. The reasonably low altitude encourages trekkers to spend an extra day at the Base Camp. The Annapurna Base camp trek can also be combined with climbing trekking peaks between 5500 m and 6500 m.
Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu airport; you will be met by the staff from our agency then transfer to Hotel.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu
The following morning you will be taken on a half day sightseeing tour of the many
temples and interesting Surrounding sights of Kathmandu.
Kathmandu - Pokhara
Transferred by tourist bus for about 6 -hour to Pokhara, a beautiful town set on the banks of the Phewa Lake. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy either doing last minute shopping for the trek or packing your kitty bag for the following day’s departure.
Pokhara - Birethanti – Ulleri 2070m
Drive an hour to Birethanti and stat trekking through the lush, green Modi river valley, past waterfalls with plunge pools. After crossing the bridge ascend steep staircase to Magar village of Ulleri where you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.
Ulleri - Ghorepani
A gentle climb through pasture and cultivated fields. As the trail climbs higher, you walk up beside the cascading river through refreshingly cool oak and rhododendron forest to Ghorepani (2840m.)
Ghorepani – Tadapani 2540m.
Early-morning climb to the Poonhill and enjoy sunrise over the peaks and magnificent mountain panoramic view. A short ascend to Deurali pass and further Tadapani through dense moss-covered forest rich with bird
Tadapani - Chhomrung
The trail drops down through dense rhododendron forest and a long ascent high above the west bank of the Modi Khola, and continues up to the village of Chhomrung (2040m.) Towering above the village is the mighty peak of Annapurna South, with the Fishtail facing it across the valley.
Chhomrung - Himalayan Hotel
We walk through the forest to Kuldi Ghar then steeply down a bank of rock and then levels out, running through riverside bamboo thickets along the base of the gorge. Fro here the trail winds steeply up through deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the Himalaya Hotel (2680m.)
Machhapuchre Base Camp
The trail along the west bank of the Modi flows through a more open valley, and eventually emerges into the Sanctuary. Straight ahead is the high lateral moraine of the South Annapurna glacier and the Modi follows a deep cliff to the right. This is the site of Machhapuchhre base camp 3480m.
Annapurna South Base Camp Visit
The route begins on a broad grassy path, soon we reach the British Expedition Annapurna South Face Base Camp (4234m.) which provides the best views of the annapurna and Himal chuli and exiting walk on the glacier.
Annapurna South Base Camp- Bammboo
Descend and follow the same route to a pleasant Himalaya hotel then further 3 hrs to Bamboo.
Bamboo – Jhinu Danda
The trail passes the rhododendron and bamboo fields to the Jhinu Danda near the hot spring.
Jhinu Danda - Pothana
After an easy descend to the Gurung village of Landrung, the trail crosses a pass before arriving at the tiny village of Pothana with great view os Annapurna.
Pothana - Pokhara
Trek along the ridge of Dhampus and further a short climb down Phedi, where we meet the road and drive back to Pokhara. You’re last night in Pokhara is a great opportunity to throw a party with trekking crews.
Pokhara – kathmandu 6hrs drive
Early morning start driving throught the beautiful countru sde scenery along the way. Arrive in kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Free day in Kathmandu
Rest day at leisure or final souvenir shopping. Join the farewell dinner in the evening most probably with live cultural program.
Departure to Airport
If you have time and are interested for other adventure like white water rating, wild life safari or any other activities can extend your holiday or transfer to airport and fly back to sweet home.
Check-list of personal equipment:
– Good standard trekking boots
– Camping shoes/thongs
– Down Jacket
– Trekking trousers
– Shorts (both casual and for treks)
– Swim wear
– Sun Hat
– Woollen Hat
– Nylon Windbreaker
– Strong Rucksack
– Sleeping Bag
– Water Bottle
– Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
– Toilet paper
– Sun block
– Travel Towel
– Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
– Camera & lenses
– Memory cards
– GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
– Book/music player/pack of cards
– A plastic bag for waste
– Energy/snack bars
The following equipment are needed during the Climbing period: –
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore – Tex Jackets)
1. Arrival/departure transfers
2. 4 night 2-3 star category hotels with breakfast in Kathmandu.
3. Sightseeing tours by private vehicle with tour guide, entrance fees
4. Lodge accommodations and all meals during the trek, down jacket, sleeping bag
5. Cost for a first Aid and Eco trained English speaking guide and Porter
6. Emergency rescue arrangements, medical kit bag
7. All necessary paper works and trekking /entry permits
8. All government and local taxes where applicable.
9. Welcome or farewell dinner
1. International airfare and Nepal visa fee
2. Lunch / dinner in Kathmandu
3. Emergency rescue and medical expenses
4. Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills personal porters
5. Tips for the trekking crew
6. Other optional trips/activities and sightseeing if required