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ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK

 
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 Ulleri (1960m)

From Pokhara 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 - Ghorepani (2774m)

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 farming areas. 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 - Tatopani (2590m)

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 (2170m)

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.

Day-9: Machhapuchhre BC

After 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 /Modi Khola

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 (1940m)

After Chomrong the trail continues steeply up more stone stairs to the beautiful village of Ghandrung.

Day-13: Ghandrung - Nayapul. Drive to Pokhara

We 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

Free Day.

Day-15: Departure

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

 $            1,317.00

5-7 people per person sharing

 $            1,485.00

 


Price includes

Airport transfers by private vehicle

Thamel Eco Resort in Kathmandu, twin sharing with breakfast Kathmandu sightseeing tour, entrance fees, guide, private transportation

TIMS

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

 

Price Excludes

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.

 

CONDITIONS:

Tour must be paid in full at time of booking 

Price applies to a minimum of two people per person sharing and excludes single supplements where they may apply.

Price applies to Travel Dates: 1 April to 30 May 2018

 

 

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