Annapurna Base Camp Trek

From Pokhara’ Phewa lake, rice paddies and forests of rhododendrons to bamboo groves, terraced crops and the spectacular Annapurna Circuit, this short trek offers all the aspects of the Himalayas.

In the heart of Nepal, the Annapurna Sanctuary is a huge amphitheater surrounded by 3000 meters barrier of peaks and ice. At an altitude of 4130 m, enjoy a incomparable 360° view of the Annapurna range’s 13 summits. This is the highlight of this trek but every single trekking day is enlightened by the contemplation of Machapuchare (6993 m), Annapurna III (7555 m), Annapurna II (7937 m) and Annapurna IV (7525 m) .

Relax in the hot springs at Jhinu Danda, crossing sleepy villages surrounded by terraced crops, hidden trails in the heart of a gigantic bamboo plantation, walking through flowering rhodos in spring, all the ingredient of an outstanding trek offering all the pleasures and emotions of Nepalese Himalayas.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

- The Annapurna Sanctuary at 4130 m

- Trekking from the low rice paddies to the heart of Himalayan glaciers
- An approach to the very high mountain in just 14 days
- Homestay night in Luwang, authentic Gurung village

Itinerary

  • Level of Trek: Moderate
  • Best Period: April - May & October - December
  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Number of walking days: 9
  • Highest Altitude: 4130 Meters
  • Accomodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodge/Homestay during trek

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Day

Arrive in Kathmandu meet & greet by the Base Camp Trek staff & transfer to the hotel

- Accommodatation : Hotel

Early Morning after Breakfast, your guide from Base Camp Trek will meet you at the hotel lobby and then proceed towards road to Pokhara. The road winds through the hilly region separating the Terai jungle from the Himalayan range. Approximately 8h drive to Khoramukh (1 000m) where our trek starts. From the bridge, a short village walk to reach the beautiful Gurung village of Luwang (1 460m) specializing in tea plantation. Great view of the valley and surrounding villages. North-facing panorama on Mardi Himal, Macchapuchare and Annapurna III. Homestay with an incredible hospitality in local houses and overnight.

- Elevation positive 460m
- Walking hours : 1h30
- Accomodation : Homestay

From Luwang, great but quite steep walk through rhododendron forests, with eventual wild life such as deers, monkeys and many birds. Lunch at Deurali (2 100m) then down sometimes steep by a small path at first then wide track till the village of Landruk. Dinner and overnight in Landruk (1 560m).

- Elevation positive 640m
- Elevation negative: 550m
- Walking hours: 5h30
- Accomodation : Lodge

Gradual descent passing beautiful waterfalls. We cross the Modi Khola (River) on a suspension bridge (1340 m). Lunch at Jhinu Danda (1780 m), possible bath in hot springs. Short steep climb to reach Chomrung village.

- Elevation positive 500m
- Elevation negative: 300m
- Walking hours: 5h
- Accomodation : Lodge

Reaching Chomrung River by stairs, then steep climb to reach Sinuwa. Beautiful view of the Machapuchare. Through balconies and terraces, we arrive at Bamboo Lodge and Doban (2 600m).

- Elevation positive 670m
- Elevation negative: 180m
- Walking hours : 6h
- Accomodation : Lodge

Gradual climb through the rhododendron forest to Deurali (3 200m), then we reach Machapuchare Base Camp (3 700m).
Overnight at Machapuchare base camp.

- Elevation positive: 1 100m
- Elevation negative: 0 m
- Walking hours: 5h30
- Accomodation: Lodge

After breakfast, walk to Annapurna Base Camp. Afternoon to explore Base Camp and its surroundings to get a closer view at the glaciers.
Overnight at Annapurna Sanctuary (4 130m).

- Elevation positive 430m
- Elevation negative: 0 m
- Walking hours: 2h30
- Accomodation : Lodge

At sunrise, you will see an unforgettable magnificient 360° view of the 13 peaks of the Annapurna range. Later we proceed for a long trekking to Bamboo (2325 m).

- Elevation positive 0m
- Elevation negative: 1 800m
- Walking hours: 6h
- Accomodation : Lodge

We walk about 4 hours to reach Chomrong, beautiful village Gurung facing Annapurna South and Macchapuchare.

- Elevation positive 500m
- Elevation negative: 700m
- Walking hours: 4h
- Accomodation : Lodge

Easy walk to reach Ghandruk, beautiful Gurung village with rich dry stone houses. Superb view of the Annapurna Range.

- Elevation positive 200m
- Elevation negative: 350m
- Walking hours: 5h
- Accomodation : Lodge

A 4 hours descent on a paved path to reach Kimche then following the track to the road to Birethanti (1 100m). From Birethanti transfer to Pokhara in a Vehicle.
Afternoon free to relax in Pokhara on the shores of the Fewa lake.

- Elevation positive 0 m
- Elevation negative: 850 m
- Duration : Walking hours: 4h
- Accomodation : Hotel

After Breakfast Drive back to Kathmandu (6-7h)*.
Free Day OR Leisure Time

- Duration : 6 - 7 hours
- Accomodation : Hotel

* Possibility to fly Pokhara - Kathmandu on request.

Sightseeing Tour of Pashupatinath Temple, Buddhanath Stupa and Imperial City of Patan.

- Accomodation : Hotel


TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT
End of our services.

What's included

- All the transfers in private vehicle according to program 
- 3 nights at Hotel Holy Himalaya or similar in kathmandu on BB
- 1 night at Hotel Lake Side Retreat or similar in kathmandou on BB
- Trek in Lodge full board
- Guide english speaking for entire trip.
- One day Visit and guided in kathmandu with vehicle
- Trekking staff : Assistants from 4 pax & 1 porter for 2 pax
- Porterage luggage 13 kg maximum per person during trek
- Trekking ACAP & TIMS
- Staff Insurance

What's not included

- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
- Entrance fees for the monumental sites according to visits
- Nepal Visa on arrival (25$ + photo)
- International flights
- Insurance paper Compulsory
- Tips, persolnna equipments and expences, drinks, sleeping bag, hot showers and battery charge during trek...
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