Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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  • 16 Day
  • Kathmandu
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Overview

The Annapurna region will enchant you with unparalleled mountain views that are complemented by heavenly forests of rhododendron and breathtaking natural landmarks as you walk on the trail that will take you in the shadow of the mountains. The mountains loom up north while you make your way into a fairytale land where people live in thatched stone houses surrounded by Buddhist prayer flags that spread the message of love and peace throughout the world.

 

The region is dominated by the Annapurna Massif, a 55 K long geological masterpiece whose highest point peaks at 8091m/ ft. and is called Annapurna I. The region is also known for the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, the first of a kind conservation effort in Nepal which makes sure the habitat of 1,000 plant species, 400 native birds, and 30 mammal species in the area remains intact.

 

Considered to be the best trek of moderate intensity, this trip goes through a variety of Himalayan ambiences: from the smooth valley of Pokhara, rhododendron forests, bamboo woods, diverse cultures to the base camp of the 10th highest mountain of the world.

Situated at the heart of Nepal, the Annapurna sanctuary is a unique site, an amphitheater facing snow-clad Himalayan peaks; from the very beginning of the trek you will walk along with the views to summits like Machhapuchre and Annapurna II, III and IV. Furthermore, you will rejoice other features of this trek including (but not limited to) hot spring bath, traversing of villages adorned with terrace fields, routes hidden by thick bamboo forests, etc.

Our core value is to positively change the life of the mountain people and help them transform into a prosperous and happy community. . We're changing the way travel impacts local communities. We engage and support local community projects to improve Education, Health, and Community tourism, Agriculture, Trail Building and Tourism Infrastructure Development.

As a strong advocate, follower and believer of sustainable and responsible tourism, 10 % of the profit for this trip goes to support NGO we support, who works relentlessly for the development of People and community of Nepal. Rural Empowerment and Development initiative Nepal (READI Nepal) and Great Himalaya Trail Nepal Alliance (An association working for the environment, tourism trail management, community development in the Himalaya)

So when you travel with us; you are not only traveling for yourself but you are supporting for the sustainable development of Nepalese community and part of a noble cause.

 

 

 Key Features:

  • Spectacular view of  snow-white mountains throughout the trekking route.
  • Observation of Gurung culture and tradition
  • Spectacular views of a number of summits including Annapurna south, Machapuchre, Lamjung Himal, Hiuchuli, and Dhaulagiri.
  • Stay in a clean local family homestay and also engage authentic Nepali village , visit to our community supported School for underprivileged student with NGO we support READI NGO readi.org.np  . 10 % of this trip will go to our supported NGO .
  • Explore the local markets of Kathmandu Valley and our secret exploration
  • Taste the authentic Nepali cuisine with cultural dance from different ethnicities of Nepal.
  • Explore the countryside of Nepal during the scenic drive.
  • Pokhara-- the beautiful city of lakes on the foothill of Annapurna and Machapuchre peaks.

     

Itinerary

Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.

 

Meals : Welcome Dinner

Today is great Sightseeing through UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu City: also known as Kantipur, the capital Kathmandu is the hub of Nepal's art and culture. It is a place for rest, relaxation and easy-day sightseeing of historic and artistic temples and monuments. Kathmandu Durbar Square with its arrays of temples and the ancient palaces of the former Nepali Royals enriches your experience of the centuries old civilisation. Then afternoon we drive to holy place of Buddhist, Swayambhunath:Said to be around 2000 years old, this Buddhist Stupa sits atop a hill. The main stupa is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire crowned by a pinnacle of Copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. The hill of Swayambhu is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples. You’ll get a scenic view of Kathmandu city from there.  

Early morning drive by tourist bus to Pokhara through the beautiful Nepalese countryside to reach the Pokhara lakeside and transfer to the hotel and rest of the time explore the surrounding lakeside areas and overnight at hotel.

Today after breakfast our trekking guide will take you for an hour drive to Naya Pul and commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town beside the Modi River. We head up the main trail to Sudami where we climb gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Hile (1495m) before pushing on to Tikhe Dhunga.

Meals : All meals ( Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner )

After breakfast we prepare for the long uphill and start with steeply ascends on the long stone steps to Ulleri village with the amazing landscape and the Himalayan scenery. We spend a pleasant day's trekking through rhododendron and oak forests. The scenery gives you inner power to climb up these steps and immerse you to walk more. After few hours of walking with several breaks in between reaching at Ghorepani, we can enjoy the fantastic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range.

Meals : All meals ( Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner )

An early morning start for 40 minutes hike up to Poon hill (3210m/10530ft), the route offers the glimpse of the pleasant rhododendron forest. This brilliant viewpoint provides us an unobstructed sunrise over the high Himalayas and the wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and all the way to Manasalu. After a great time return back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trek to Tadapani for overnight.

Meals : All meals ( Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner )

Dropping down from Tadapani to the Kimrong Khola offers good views of the upper Modi valley. After crossing the suspension bridge the trail follows up to the Gurjung village for your lunch stop. Further trek leads uphill for half an hour we then arrive in the village of Chhomrong (2210m) which lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli. Chhomrong is the biggest Gurung settlement in this valley.

Meals : All meals ( Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner )

After breakfast our trail descent to the Chhomrong Khola and then the trail leads us to a small place of Sinuwa hill. After that the trek enters the upper Modi Khola valley. After lunch we continue our trek going down to Bamboo through an uninhabited forest area to Dovan for overnight stay.

Meals : All meals ( Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner)

After your breakfast our day start for the route climbs to Himalaya Hotel (2840m). On the way we can explore the Hinku cave, where from the trail crosses a ravine and major avalanche track just further till Deurali (3,000m/9,840 ft) for lunch. After lunch the trail continues into the Machhapuchre Base Camp for overnight stay with the closest view of the Machhapuchre along Annapurna I and Gangapurna.Day

Meals : All meals ( Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner )

After breakfast this day lead you in the heart of the Sanctuary at the Annapurna Base Camp for overnight stay. The trail follows uphill for few hours passing a few roofless shepherds huts along the side of a moraine and this area is windy and often snowbound. This is superb scenery of the Himalaya and can be seen rarely this amazing panoramic view of snow capped mountains surrounding you. Full day you have time to explore and relax at the base camp as per your interest.

Meals : All meals ( Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner )

Today wake up with the glimpse of sunrise over Mt Annapurna I and after a great time retrace the journey back to Bamboo for the overnight. As you know that here as well few guest house settled for the purposes of tourism service. You can rest and relax at the evening with a good memorable view of the many snow capped peaks and enjoy the dinner.

Meals : All meals ( Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner )

After breakfast our trail leads to the Khuldi Ghar and retract to Sinuwa hill continuous trek up to the Chhomrong. After lunch the trek steeply descend towards the Jhinu for overnight stay. You may have chance to visit natural hot spring down to the stream and enjoy the hot bath.

Meals : All meals ( Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner )

This will be a long day walk follows the river Modi most of the way reaching at Landruk village from here the route follow the down hill path leading back to Syauli Bazaar. The walk is pleasant most of the way following the Modi River until Birethanthi and an easy trek to Nayapul. Our adventure ends here and we drive back to Pokhara for the overnight.

Meals : All meals ( Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner )

Early morning drive to Kathmandu .  through the beautiful Nepalese countryside to reach the Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the time relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.

Early morning visit to our social community support project under our NGO READI , shree Krishna Primary school .  We practice sustainable and responsible travel , so as a part of Community Social Responsibility (CSR)  we support the community school at Changunaryan . we empowers people by education, raising awareness, sharing knowledge & on-the-job trainings. At local community level, mobilizes local communities to enhance the people’s skill level though responsible and accountable (technical) trainings, communication and computer education.

Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination

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