What makes this Annapurna Base Camp hike such a sought after and popular trek? It is at lower altitude and also combines stunning views of high mountain peaks like Machapuchre and Dhaulagiri. The Annapurna mountain range lies between the Kali Gandaki and Marsyangdi river valley, forming a solid, mountain bastion. It spans 40 miles and incorporates twelve peaks higher than 7000 m. Surrounded by spectacular vistas and rhododendron forests which give way to bamboo groves, you will encounter the marvelous traditional people who live in
the Annapurna region.
Price per person sharing from $1317.00 Travel Dates: 1
April - 31 May 2018
Day-1: Arrive Kathmandu
Arrival and transfer to Hotel.
Day-2: Guided Sightseeing
Full day of guided sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley.
Day-3: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Hotel Overnight.
Day-4: Drive: Pokhara & Nayapul and Trek to
we drive to Nayapul. Nayapul is the start point as
well as for the easier Poon Hill Trek. The trek starts out along
a dirt road and after some time reaches a suspension bridge.
From there, about an hour of climbing an endless series of
stone steps take you to an old stone village.
Tonight you will see an amazing view of Annapurna South (7,219 m) in the distance.
Day-5 Ulleri -
Leaving Ulleri the path heads up yet another series of
endless stone stairs but the scenery is breathtaking as it
winds past waterfalls, small villages and tea houses and
Along the way we will stop at Nangathati for a bit of lunch
and rest. At the end of today's walk is the village of Ghorepani, almost a mini Namche
Bazaar buzzing with activity, numerous shops, bakeries and
even wifi facilities. Ghorepani also has a Health Post, a
School, Police check Post, and a temple for you to see, not
to mention the amazing view of Annapurna range.
Day-6: Ghorepani -
Early this morning we will hike up the famous Poon hill
(3200m) for a magnificent sunrise view over the mountains.
After that the route descends and then starts to head up a series of climbs and descents through beautiful
rhododendron forests to Tatopani.
Day-7: Tatopani - Chomrong
This morning as we descend from Tadapani we get amazing
views of upper Modi valley. We trek downhill to the Kimrong
Khola where we cross a suspension bridge and then start a
gradual uphill trek to a Gurung village of Ghandruk. After a
break we continue to hike to Chomrong at the very base of Himal Chuli.
Day-8: Chomrong -
Himalaya Hotel (2920m)
Today begins with a steep descent down a bank of rock and then through thickets of bamboo at the
lower gorge area. We then trek toward the neck of the gorge at pantheon Barah and climb to Himalaya hotel.
trekking away from "Himalayan Hotel" we start to trek into
more sparse and arid ground as we approach Machhapuchhre BC.
The trail eventually emerges into the Annapurna Sanctuary
and straight ahead is the high lateral moraine of south Annapurna glacier.
Machhapuchhre towers above to an incredible height of 6993m. This is undoubtedly one of most beautiful mountains in the Himalayas and its profile is reminiscent of the Matterhorn.
Machhapuchhre is the sacred mountain and it is strictly forbidden to climb it.
Day-10: Annapurna Base - Doban
We climb steadily uphill for about 2
hours. After taking in some unforgettable views, we retrace
our steps as we descend down the rail to Doban.
Day-11: Doban - Chomrong
Today, we pass an experimental sheep
farm at Khuldi Bikas and then climb towards Chomrong where the trail continues steeply up stony steps to Kabre Chautara and on to Modi Khola.
Day-12: Chomrong /Modi Khola - Ghandrung
After Chomrong the trail continues steeply up
more stone stairs to the beautiful village of Ghandrung.
Day-13: Ghandrung - Nayapul. Drive to Pokhara
continue to trek down hill to meet up with our transport at
the village of Nayapul. We then drive back to Pokhara. Hotel
Day-14: Return to Kathmandu
Transfer to the airport for your flight home
End of services
Prices are quoted in USD for 1 April to 30 May 2018 and are subject to change until
paid in full.
2-4 people per person sharing
5-7 people per person sharing
Airport transfers by private vehicle
Thamel Eco Resort in Kathmandu, twin sharing with breakfast
Kathmandu sightseeing tour, entrance fees, guide, private transportation
Flights: Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu
Annapurna NP entrance fees
Teahouse trek arrangement (staying in lodges)
Breakfast, lunch and dinner on trek
Meals include coffee or tea but not soft drinks, beer, milo etc
Guide and porter (s) on trek; their wages, insurance and expenses
Welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural show
Duffel bag on trek
International flights, departure taxes and any excess baggage charges.
Mandatory travel and medical insurance
Tips, baggage and porterage
Expenses of a personal nature such as bottled drinks, mineral water, morning and afternoon teas etc laundry etc.
Meals while staying at the hotels in Kathmandu (only breakfast is included along with accommodation).
Extra expenses and/of additional days caused due to unexpected events (such a flight delays, porterage because of land slides and other natural events.)
Entry Visa $40
Rescue and evacuation
Tips and gratuities
Costs incurred for returning to the hotel earlier than expected (From $35 per night)
Single supplements if applicable
Cost for giving up the trek (and any unused portions which are not refundable), additional hotel days in Kathmandu as a result or costs incurred for changing the itinerary, if applicable, extra costs incurred for landslides and delays beyond our control etc.
Tour must be paid in full
at time of booking
Price applies to aminimumof
two people per person sharing and excludes
single supplements where they may apply.
Price applies to
1 April to 30 May 2018