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Annapurna Base Camp 14 Days

Activity: Trekking
Location: Annapurna Region

Introduction

Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the classic trails in the famed Annapurna Region. Our 14 days Annapurna Base Camp trek offers you an easy walking journey into the Annapurna Sanctuary, a natural amphitheater of enclosed by world’s tallest Himalayas including Annapurna I (8,091 m) and Dhaulagiri I (8167m).Along the trail, you will be rewarded with sumptuous mountain views, colorful forests of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo and rare sights of wildlife on play.  Our ultimate destination remains the majestic Annapurna Base Camp at the altitude of 4200m. This isolated cirque of peaks can only be approached by one route, a deep gorge that carves into the fortress of mountains between Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli. Many of the peaks are over 7000m, including the famous twin-peaked Machhapuchhre, as well as Annapurna I and III, Annapurna South, Gangapurna and Glacier Dome.The ABC Trek can be organized at varying times of the year and over different duration. As such, this 14-day itinerary is the most appropriate one since it has been designed keeping in mind the issue of acclimatization and best attractions.

Itineary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara and  trek to Tikhedhunga 

Day 04: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani

Day 05: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (short visit to poon hill) and then to Tadapani

Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong

Day 07: Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo

Day 08: Trek from Bamboo to Deurali

Day 09: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhare Base Camp.

Day 10: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan

Day 11: Trek from Dovan to Jhinudanda

Day 12: Trek from Jhinudanda to Naya Pul and drive to Pokhara

Day 13: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 14: Departure

Extension Trip

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu  

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Adventure advisor representative will pick you from the Airport and then take you to the hotel. Depending on arrival time after taking some rest, In the Afternoon we take a first stroll through the old town of Kathmandu. Your tour guide will take you to dinner in the hotel or in a nearby restaurant - a good opportunity to get to know and discuss the activities of the following days.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Meal Plan: (-/-/-)

 

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 

After breakfast, we leave for Pokhara, also known as the Lake City owing to the large number of lakes in the city. The road first passes through the subtropical jungles and fertile vegetation in Chitwan. On the highway  we see  interesting landscapes: hills, small settlements and terraced farms. Upon our arrival in Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,156m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m), the five peaks of Annapurna and others. We check-in to our hotel and take a rest. We may also stroll in the streets of Pokhara and just enjoy being in one of the most beautiful cities of Nepal.

Overnight in Pokhara.

Drive: 6-7 hours/ Meal Plan: (B/-/-)

 

Day 03: Drive to Nayapulfrom Pokhra and trek to Tikhedhunga   

We will fly to Pokhara early in morning. Pokhara is the tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, Buddhist and Hindu temples along with the magnificent views of mountains. You can observe the glistening white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. From Pokhara we will drive to Naya Pul and we will start our trek till Tikhedhunga.

Overnight in Tikhedhunga.

Drive: 1 hour/ Trekking: 4-5 hours/ Elevation: 1480 m/ Meal Plan: (B/L/D)

 

Day 04: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani

We begin our trek with steep ascend for the first 2 hours and then gently passing through Magar villages of Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. On the way you can view the Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.) and Annapurna (7219m) south.

Overnight in Ghorepani.

Trekking: 6-7 hours/ Elevation: 2750 m/ Meal Plan: (B/L/D)

 

Day 05: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) and then to Tadapani

Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the superb sunrise over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snow capped mountain peaks. After breakfast trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650 m.).

Overnight in Tadapani.

Trekking: 5-6 hours/ Elevation: 2675 m/ Meal Plan: (B/L/D)

 

Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong

It is an easy descent all the way through rhododendron and oak forests. You can hear chirping of various birds on the way. This is one of the popular destinations for the bird lovers. Chhomrong is a gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary trek and inhabited by Gurung, one of the major ethnic groups of Nepal. Stay overnight at lodge.

Overnight in Chhomrong.

Trekking: 5-6 hours/ Elevation: 2170 m/ Meal Plan: (B/L/D)

 

Day 07: Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo (B/L/D)

Leaving Chhomrong, the trail descends on a stone staircase and crosses the Chhomrong climbing further on a rocky trail (beware of the stinging nettles!) you reach three hotels at Sinuwa, a check post at 2350m. You descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests. It is then a short distance on a muddy trail to Bamboo Lodge (2340m.).

Overnight in Bamboo.

Trekking: 5-6 hours/ Elevation: 2310 m/ Meal Plan: (B/L/D)

 

Day 08: Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (B/L/D)

Trek gently ascends through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. The first town you reach is Dovan (2630m.) where there are few lodges and camp sites. Now you pass through muddy trail which traverses high above the river. It takes approximately twenty minutes to reach Deurali (3230m.)

Overnight in Bamboo.

Trekking: 5-6 hours/ Elevation: 2310 m/ Meal Plan: (B/L/D)

 

Day 09: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhare Base Camp     

This is one of the places, where you can enjoy the view of Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.). The path follows through alpine forest. After a short trek, you begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp (4170m.). From here, you can see the panoramic views of several Himalayan peaks. Stay overnight at lodge.

Overnight in Annapurna base camp.

Trekking: 5-6 hours/ Elevation: 4130 m/ Meal Plan: (B/L/D)

 

Day 10: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan

You will trek from Himalayan Hotel to Dovan. Stay overnight at lodge.

Overnight in Dovan.

Trekking: 5-6 hours/ Elevation: 2630 m/ Meal Plan: (B/L/D)

 

Day 11: Trek from Dovan to Jhinudanda

The path is a gradual descend up to a Bamboo passing through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo. Afterwards, the trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar and levels quite flat until you reach Sinuwa. The trek gradually descends to the Chhomrong Khola and then you have to follow stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhomrong. The last part of the trail is steeply down to Jhinudanda. From the town you walk down for 20 minutes to reach Hot Spring at the bank of the Modi Khola. You can unwind yourself at the hot springs. Stay overnight at lodge.

Overnight in Jhinudanda.

Trekking: 5-6 hours/ Elevation: 1760 m/ Meal Plan: (B/L/D)

 

Day 12: Trek from Jhinudanda to Naya Pul and drive to Pokhara

We leave Jhinu Danda and enjoy the beautiful hill landscape of western Nepal on our way to Naya Pul. We have lunch on the way. The actual trek to the Annapurna Sanctuary and back ends today. We  board our vehicle to Pokhara.

Overnight in Pokhara.

Meal Plan: (B/L/-)

 

Day 13: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu

We will fly to Kathmandu with lots of sweet memories. This day will be leisure or you can troll around nearby places on your own. Adventure advisor will host the dinner to celebrate our successful trip of Annapurna.

Overnight at Kathmandu.

Meal Plan: (B/-/-)

 

Day 14: Departure

After breakfast, our representative will transfer you to Airport. 

 

*(B/L/D) =Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Description

INSURANCE

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our clients. Travel Insurance should cover personal injuries, helicopter rescue, repatriation expenses e.t.c. We ask our clients to buy Travel insurance for adequate protection against any unforeseen unpleasant events.

 

Climate:

There are four seasons in Nepal : Winter (December – February), Spring (March – May), Summer (June – August), Autumn (September – November). For trekker’s autumn and Spring is considered as the best season for trekking. In autumn the view is clear after Monsoon rain and views spectacular along with fresh lush green vegetation.  In Spring temperature is moderate and trekking can be done with good view of the Himalayas. In winter the temperature remains generally mild, sometimes with windy. These season fewer Trekkers will be on the routes and one can enjoy quiet trails along with incredible view of Himalayas. Monsoon will be there in summer with heavy rain fall along the trails. The days are warmer and longer in this season. Although trekking can be done in this season but the Trails will be steep creating more challenges during the way. Besides, trekking all other types of tours in Nepal can be done all over the year. The summer may be disturbing sometimes but the essence of the tours remains the same.

 

Accommodations:

3* accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhera on bed and breakfast basis. In Chitwan accommodation will be arranged on 3* along with full board meal. All accommodations are on Double bed/twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request with additional cost. Extra day’s accommodation are subject to availability. During trek, trekkers will accommodate in Tea houses/Lodges. They serve Breakfast and Dinner with the menu available in Teahouse/Lodge. Lunch will be served along the way in tea houses.

 

First aid kit and Emergency:

During the trips our guide carries the First aid kit with them. However you can also bring personal first aid kit with you. Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover situations like: helicopter evacuation, medical treatment cost e.t.c. in case required. 

 

Documents and visas:

A visa for entry and a passport valid at least 6 months after return. The visa will be issued on presentation of the completed entry form, payment of the visa fee (to be made at the separate counter in the entry area at the airport) as well as a passport photo in the original (machine picture is sufficient) at Kathmandu airport. Children need their own passport, entries in their parents' passport are no longer recognized.

The visa fees are as follows (as of 02/2018):

for 15 days $ 25.00

30 days $ 40.00

90 days $ 100.00

The fee can be paid in cash and also in euros (at the current rate). The visa allows multiple entries.

 

Things required while trekking:

  • Passport with copy
  • Passport photos
  • 1 x for visa, 2 x for Trekking permit on site
  • Flight overview with booking number
  • Cash, credit card, EC card (cash machine)
  • Sports Shoes/ trekking shoes / Sandals (overland trips, accommodation, showers, etc.)
  • Socks /Trekking socks / leggings/long trousers
  • Trekking pants/ comfortable leisure trousers/ jacket
  • Windproof and waterproof over pants
  • Tees/Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Sweater or jacket (wool, fleece, soft-shell)
  • Nightwear
  • Towel/ scarf / scarf / buff as dust or cold protection/warm hat
  • Sunscreen for the head/warm finger gloves + replacement/Over gloves
  • Sunglasses/ Day and hiking backpack approx. 25 l/Rain cover for backpack
  • Telescopic walking sticks
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
  • Travel bag or other flexible piece of luggage (including a small lock)/additional small bag to store luggage
  • Inner sleeping bag fleece/ Sleeping bag
  • .Handkerchiefs, wipes
  • Toilet paper in the backpack on the go
  • Drinking bottle or hydration system at least 1 liter
  • Thermos
  • Replacement glasses in shockproof case for eyeglass wearers
  • Insect repellent for skin and possibly for clothing
  • Trekking umbrella as rain or sun protection
  • Detergent (biodegradable)
  • Small travel pharmacy
  • Water disinfectant
  • Intermediate catering (dried fruit, chocolate, wholegrain bar, energy bar)
  • Electrolyte drinks

 

 

 

What's Included

Service Includes:

  • All ground transportation by Tourist Vehicle
  • 3 times meals during the trek
  • Twin sharing in 2* or 3* hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara: Breakfast Included
  • Twin sharing room in Lodge (Tea house) during the trek
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhera on Private vehicle.
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary.
  • Entry Permit for Annapurna conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader/ Tour leader in Kathmandu.
  • All government, Vat, local taxes and Tourist tax.
  • Accomodation, food , Insurance and equipment's for tour leader.
  • Farewell dinner in authentic Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.

 

The price does not include:

 

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhera ( Cost for Lunch/Dinner will be 15-20 USD per person per day)
  • Drinks and Beverages during the trip.
  • Personal expense ( Charges, hot shower , extra baggage charges, extra porter charges, additional activities )
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • International flights
  • Tips and gratuities. (Tipping in Nepal is generally common. Although it is not mandatory but expected) 
  • Nepal visa ( On arrival Multiple Tourist visa for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist visa with Multiple for 30 and 90 days can be obtained by paying US40 and USD100 respectively). Please bring 2 passport size pictures for the visa process.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Any cost not included in Service include section.





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