Annapurna Base Camp Trekking - (15 Days )

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Only few treks offer variation in altitude as Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You will get so close to 8000m Mountain and return within 16 days. Annapurna Base Camp Trek route continues through Annapurna Conservation Area, a region rich in biodiversity. You will witness more than 450 species of wildlife including the elusive snow leopard and Lophophorus, National bird of Nepal. The route crisscrosses through many traditional villages of Gurung and Magar ethnics and thus allows great opportunity to observe their culture and traditions. Gurung and Magar tribes are known for their bravery and Army service is still the major occupation of these people.
There is also significant change in topography from meadow to forest to boulders. 360-degree view of mountains is another highlight of Annapurna Base Camp. The Base Camp allows views of Annapurna I (8091m/26545ft), Machapuchare (6993m/22942ft), Hiunchuli (6441m/21131ft) and Annapurna South (7219m/23684ft) mountains.
Standard itinerary for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking at Alaya Holidays continue for 15days. However, we believe in personalized trekking and offer customized package to meet your needs if this itinerary does not suit you. A moderately strenuous activity, people of normal physical fitness can easily participate in this trek.
Entrust the tedious task of making arrangements to the professionals and make your dream adventure in Annapurna come true.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1310 m/ 4297 ft)
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu (1310 m/ 4297 ft)
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (895 m/ 2963 ft)
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Ulleri (2070 m/ 6791 ft)
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2850 m/ 9350 ft)
Day 06: Trek to Poon Hill (3210 m/ 1053 ft) and Tadapani (2660 m/ 8727 ft)
Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong (2020 m/ 6627 ft)
Day 08: Trek to Himalayan Hotel (2920 m /9580 ft)
Day 09: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m/ 13549 ft)
Day 10: Trek to Bamboo forest (2300 m/ 7545 ft)
Day 11: Trek to Jhinuwa (1400 m/ 4593 ft)
Day 12: Trek to Pothana (1900 m/ 6233 ft)
Day 13: Trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara (915 m/ 3001 ft)
Day 14: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1310 m/ 4297 ft)
Day 15: Departure

 

After landing at Tribhuvan International Airport and finishing the formalities inside. Our representative will be waiting for you with your name in the placard at the exit of the arrival hall. He will be escorting to you to the hotel. After refreshment, you will receive a brief instruction about your trek.

You will be visiting the medieval town Kathmandu, where lies some of the cultural heritage site declared by UNESCO. Nepal’s largest Buddhist shrine Bouddhanath, Holy temple of Hindus Pashupatinath, 2,500 years old Buddhist shrine Swayambhunath and the ancient Royal Palace at Kathmandu Durbar Square. You will also get time for trek preparation and shopping in the afternoon.

We will meet at the Tourist Bus Park in Kantipath, from where we will begin our journey driving through scenic Prithvi Highway full of beautiful green hills, rice paddy, rivers, forest and rustic villages. The clean and green city Pokhara is one of the best holiday destinations in Nepal located 200km from Kathmandu, which is easily accessible within 5hrs by a private vehicle. We will be visiting Phewa Lake one of the beauty in Pokhara in the evening for boating. And stay overnight in Pokhara

Leaving hotel after the morning tea, we will follow the scenic road with amazing view of Annapurna at the backdrop. We will then drive past Lumle village to Nayapul from where Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins. We will walk through tiny villages of Ramgai and Sudame and reach Hile from where we will proceed to Ulleri for overnight stay.

The trail on this day takes us through forest area. Moving in and out of rhododendron forest, we will reach Deurali. We will continue to climb till we reach Ghorepani which is located at the top of ridge. We can get spectacular views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and other mountains from Ghorepani.

We will wake up at around 4 am and climb for almost an hour to reach Poon hill. This is one of the best destinations in Pokhara for sunrise view. The hill was named after Pun ethnics who live in this place. Along with sunrise view, Poon hill also allows views of Nilgiri, Tukuche, Annapurna Mountain Range and other peaks and mountains. Lower down from Poon hill and return to hotel in Ghorepani for breakfast. From Ghorepani, we will lower down further to Tadapani for overnight stay.

Leaving Tadapani, we will follow the descending trail that leads through rhododendron forest to Kimrong River. The trail then continues through Gurjung to Chhomrong which is the largest Gurung village of the region and enjoying the view of Mt. Annapurna South, Fishtail Mountain and Hiunchuli Mountain.

Early morning, we will then descend to Chhomrong River and pass through rhododendron forest where the trail continues to the top of Sinuwa Hill. This is an exciting place to be as it allows soaring view of Annapurna Mountain Range. From Sinuwa Hill, the trail goes down all the way to Upper Modi River Valley. Descending through bamboo forest we'll arrive at Dovan from where the trail continues to Himalaya Hotel. Have a comfortable stay at Himalayan hotel.

We will follow the scenic path through forest and enjoy the view of glacial river. The trail continues further along Hinku Cave before lowering down to river. We will climb through boulders and reach Machapuchare Base Camp from where we will move towards Annapurna Base Camp. The Base Camp of Annapurna greets us with views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and other mountains. Stay overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

napurna Base Camp is the ultimate destination of this trek. We will enjoy the close-up view of Mt. Annapurna I from the base camp and after that we will return to Machapuchare Base Camp. From the Machapuchare base camp the trail continues through moraine valley and rhododendron forest to Bamboo.

After an early morning breakfast, we will descend to Kuldighar and follow the escalating path to Sinuwa Hill. We need to climb this hill before descending to Chhomrong River. The trail continues through Chhomrong village to Jhinuwa. We can take natural bath in hot spring at Jhinuwa which is believed to have medicinal value. Stay overnight at Jhinuwa.

We will leave Jhinuwa and walk towards culturally rich Landruk village. The trail splits off from just below Landruk. We will choose the left path that takes us to Pothana where we will stay overnight.

Lowering down from Pothana, we will reach Dhampus village. Located at the top of hill, Dhampus allows breath-taking views of snow-clad mountains. We will lower down from Dhampus and arrive at Pothana where Annapurna Base Camp Trek ends. We will drive from Phedi to Pokhara. Stay overnight at Pokhara.

We will return back to Kathmandu on this day, 5hrs of drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the hotel with a day off before your flight.

Our representative will drop you at the Airport three hours prior to the scheduled flight. We hope you will have a memorable time with us in Nepal and wish to serve you again.

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What is Included?

  • Airport to Hotel pick up and drop
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Bed and Breakfast)
  • Best available Accommodation during trek
  • All meals Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner during trek
  • Kathmandu Historical and Cultural Sightseeing Tour
  • Entrance fees during sightseeing
  • An experienced French or English Guide
  • Necessary numbers of Trekking staffs
  • Alaya Holidays Trekking Bags, T-Shirt and Trekking Maps
  • Salary, insurance, food and accommodation of guide and porters
  • Medical Kit by Trekking Guide
  • Trekking Staff service (2 trekkers: 1 staff for Backpacks)
  • TIMS Fees
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Fee
  • All government and local taxes
  • Farewell Dinner by Alaya Holidays
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private vehicles

What is not Included?

  • International Airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal Expenses (phone bill, laundry, beverages, etc.)
  • Tips
  • Extra night accomodation incase of early arrival or late deprature
  • Other expenses not mentioned on Cost Include section

Following are the fix departure dates & prices

Start DateEnd DateOffer PriceStatusBook
06th April, 201726th April, 2017$990GuaranteedBook Now
27th April, 201703rd May, 2017$990GuaranteedBook Now

Reviews

2017-08-02 20:54:37

Julie Morrow

"Wonderful trekking experience with Alaya Holidays!"

Traveling to Nepal with Alaya Holidays means being taken care of by a wonderful team of friendly and knowledgeable guides that really care for our well-being while sharing with us nepali culture, whether through visits, conversations, food as well as dance and music they play. All of this, along with the joy and genuine goodness of the team and the beautiful landscapes to admire along the trek are a balm for our bodies, hearts and souls. Alaya Holidays also offers a great service to people who have food restrictions: whether food allergies, celiac disease or other special dietary requirements, they take great care to talk with restaurant staff ahead of time as well as when ordering meals to make sure it will be safe for us. I had an excellent experience with Alaya Holidays in regards to that.

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2017-05-29 10:44:31

Emmanuelle Pourcher Quebec, Canada

"Trekking avec Alaya Holidays au Nepal "

Vous désirez faire un trek dépaysant, sportif et mythique, les trois en même temps, va pour le Népal! Mais avec Alaya Holidays, ses guides et ses porteurs, vous aurez aussi l'impression d'être dans une famille souriante et joyeuse,chaque membre de l'équipe de Gokarna étant désireux de faire le mieux pour vous au bon moment: vous bien nourrir d'abord, vous informer et guider sans vous enrégimenter, enfin, vous distraire ou vous laisser seul selon votre humeur et votre style. Et ainsi, en marchant tous les matins, vers les géants blancs qui coupent le bout du chemin, vous êtes dans les meilleures conditions pour vous délester des kilos superflus, du corps ou de l'esprit.

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2017-05-10 09:07:18

Nathalie et Christophe, France

"FANTASTIC trekking experience "

Très beau trek au Népal avec Alaya Holidays, une équipe familiale très touchante et qui a pris soin de de nous organiser un magnifique séjour. Et en plus ils parlent français! Nous avons été touchés par leur accueil et la splendeur des montagnes. On reviendra voir l'Himalaya avec Alaya !!

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Trip Facts
  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Max size: 2 to 16
  • Difficulty: difficult
  • Max. Altitude: 4,130 m/ 13,545 ft
  • Starting Point: Kathmandu
  • Ending Point: Kathmandu
  • Accomodation: Teahouses/ Lodges accommodation during trek
  • Meals: All meals (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner) during trek
  • Transportation: All ground transportation in a private vehicles
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