Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Tour description

The journey to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) will start from Kathmandu. On arrival day, you enjoy Nepalese cultural dinner along with cultural dance program at evening. Then, in 30 minutes flight you reach Pokhara and drive for 2 hours to Shivahi. Your trek starts from here to hot spring. You have to show your trekking permit and TIMS in the National Park Office. You trail slightly towards hot spring, Jhinu Dada. The total trip will be of 10 days.ABC trekking, also known as Annapurna Sanctuary trekking is the prominent trekking in Nepal. It offers life time experience of typical Nepali culture, chance to explore local village, local people and their way of living traditional life in Himalaya of Nepal. You get to see lovely view of mountains and during the trek you pass through spectacular landscapes, charming Gurung and Magar villages, lush green Rhododendron, bamboo and alpine forests to the trip’s last and final destination.

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (ALT 1400 m)You will be transferred to hotel by our representative.Day 2: Flight to Pokhara, drive to Shivahi and trek to hot spring (ALT 1730 m)In 30 minutes flight you reach Pokhara and drive for 2 hours to Shivahi. You will come across Nayapul and can see beautiful river and start trek from Shivahi. You show your trekking permit and TIMS in the National Park Office. You can have scenic view during trek that is, view of Modi Khola, village of Syaulibazar, bridge and beautiful rice fields.Day 3: Trek from hot spring to Dovan (ALT 2600 m)You continue trek form Jhinu Dada, near hot spring then go from steeps climbs to Taklung village and further uphill to Chhomrung village. The trail drops down a set of stone steps to Chhomrung Khola and then uphill to Sinuwa and on through rhododendron forest to Kuldi (2470m).Day 4: Trek from Dovan to Machhapuchhare Base Camp (MBC) (ALT 3700 m)You move on with trek to Hinko (3100m) then to lodge at Deurali. You will trek towards Machhapuchhare Base Camp.Day 5: Trek from MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (Altitude 4130 m) and trek back to Dovan (ALT 2600 m)You start trek early to avoid snow trail and 3 hours journey will lead to the destination. You can observe the frozen dawn from the glacier moraine from your lodge. After enjoying the scenic view, you trek downhill to Dovan via MBC down to Deurali.Day 6: Trek from Dovan to Chhomrung (ALT 2170 m)You follow trail that leads you to Sinuwa via bamboo. During about 3 hours walk you can see Rhododendron forest and Himalayan Bamboo. You can drink tea/coffee or have cold drinks breaks in Sinuwa. You then cross Chhomrung Khola and trail directly goes uphill to Chhomrung village.Day 7: Trek from Chhomrung to Ghandruk (ALT 1990 m)You move towards trail to Ghandruk passing Modi Khola and upper valley. You follow the trail that leads to Kim Rung Khola. You pass through rural mountain village and go directly to uphill to Kim Rung hill. You continue the journey and reach beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk. You can experience Gurung culture and traditions. And even click pictures in Gurung attire.Day 8: Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara (ALT 900 m) You reach Bire Thati and with a half an hour walk arrive to Nayapul. You drive back to Pokhara. You enjoy and relax at Fewa Lake in Lakeside and can do boating. You can observe the pleasant sunset view from there and capture in pictures.Day 9:  Kathmandu by flight Day 10: Departure day

What's included

  • Experienced English/Chinese/Spanish/Hindi speaking trek guide
  • Following 10 nights accommodation during city tour
  • Overnight at 3-star Hotel - in Kathmandu or similar class on twin sharing basis Tea-house accommodation during trek on twin sharing basis
  • Meals:
  • Welcome Dinner – Cultural Dinner Bed & Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Sim Card
  • All transportation charges as mentioned in itinerary
  • Airport pickups, transfers to hotel and drops in a private vehicle
  • General First aid kits
  • Trekking Certificate
  • 1 Duffel Bag per 2 pax
  • 1 Trekking Map per 2 pax
  • Guide and taxes, government taxes and office service charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water

What's not included

  • Extra Food and Beverages
  • Meal during trekking period
  • Your personal expenses
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Tips (Tipping is expected)
  • All other services not included in itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 10: Departure day

Day 2: Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (ALT 1400 m) You will be transferred to hotel by our representative.

Day 3: Day 2: Flight to Pokhara, drive to Shivahi and trek to hot spring (ALT 1730 m) In 30 minutes flight you reach Pokhara and drive for 2 hours to Shivahi. You will come across Nayapul and can see beautiful river and start trek from Shivahi. You show your trekking permit and TIMS in the National Park Office. You can have scenic view during trek that is, view of Modi Khola, village of Syaulibazar, bridge and beautiful rice fields.

Day 4: Day 3: Trek from hot spring to Dovan (ALT 2600 m) You continue trek form Jhinu Dada, near hot spring then go from steeps climbs to Taklung village and further uphill to Chhomrung village. The trail drops down a set of stone steps to Chhomrung Khola and then uphill to Sinuwa and on through rhododendron forest to Kuldi (2470m).

Day 5: Day 4: Trek from Dovan to Machhapuchhare Base Camp (MBC) (ALT 3700 m) You move on with trek to Hinko (3100m) then to lodge at Deurali. You will trek towards Machhapuchhare Base Camp.

Day 6: Day 5: Trek from MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (Altitude 4130 m) and trek back to Dovan (ALT 2600 m) You start trek early to avoid snow trail and 3 hours journey will lead to the destination. You can observe the frozen dawn from the glacier moraine from your lodge. After enjoying the scenic view, you trek downhill to Dovan via MBC down to Deurali.

Day 7: Day 6: Trek from Dovan to Chhomrung (ALT 2170 m) You follow trail that leads you to Sinuwa via bamboo. During about 3 hours walk you can see Rhododendron forest and Himalayan Bamboo. You can drink tea/coffee or have cold drinks breaks in Sinuwa. You then cross Chhomrung Khola and trail directly goes uphill to Chhomrung village.

Day 8: Day 7: Trek from Chhomrung to Ghandruk (ALT 1990 m) You move towards trail to Ghandruk passing Modi Khola and upper valley. You follow the trail that leads to Kim Rung Khola. You pass through rural mountain village and go directly to uphill to Kim Rung hill. You continue the journey and reach beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk. You can experience Gurung culture and traditions. And even click pictures in Gurung attire.

Day 9: Day 8: Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara (ALT 900 m) You reach Bire Thati and with a half an hour walk arrive to Nayapul. You drive back to Pokhara. You enjoy and relax at Fewa Lake in Lakeside and can do boating. You can observe the pleasant sunset view from there and capture in pictures.

Day 10: Day 9:  Kathmandu by flight