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Annapurna Base Camp Trek


There are few treks that combine so many different landscapes  and bring you so close to the base of 7,000 and 8,000 m high peaks in a such a short period of time as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region.  The trail goes alongside terraced rice paddies, lush rhododendron forests, and high altitude landscapes,  with the Annapurna Range in view most of the times. The setting of the Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 m is unique and incredibly spectacular, set amidst the mighty peaks of Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m). The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes 7 to 11 days, depending on your itinerary and length of walking days.  The itinerary presented here takes 11 days, starting from Nayapool at 1 1/2 driving from Pokhara, and going north up till Gorepani and the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill. From Gorepani you go eastwards to Chomrong and then north again, entering the Modi Kola Valley up till the Base Camp.

Many people only trek the circuit Nayapool-Ghorepani-Ghandruk-Nayapool, which is very rewarding in itself. This trek can easily be done with children as well. You can return via Jhinu Danda, and give your tired muscles a well deserved rest in the delightful hot springs.  Upon your return it is worthwhile visiting one of the Gurung villages of Ghandruk or Landruk. The lodges in the Annapurna Trekking Region are well equipped with in general extensive menus, ranging from the typical Nepali dahl bath (rice with lentils) to pizza’s and spaghetti. Hot showers are readily available as well. The Annapurna’s are easily accessible, with the starting points of the different treks just an hour or two away from Pokhara.Between Himalayan Hotel and Machapucchre Base Camp there can be a risk of avalanches, make sure you inform yourself properly before setting off. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek can easily be done by yourself if you wish to. It is possible to do this trek in all seasons, however, in the winter the Base Camp is sometimes closed due to the level of snow. In spring time the huge rhododendron forests are in full bloom which gives the trek an extra appeal.


Best Season: Spring & Autumn
Accomodation: Hotel/Lodge
Group Size: 2+
Transportation: Private Vehicle/Flight

Cities:
  • Private Arrival & Departure transfers
  • Kathmandu Hotel accommodation in a double room with breakfast.
  • Guided tour of the city with all entry and guided tours to the cultural, historical and heritage sites.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
Trek:
  • Full board meals(breakfast, lunch and dinner) in trekking
  • Tea and coffee during the trip.
  • Accommodation in teahouse / lodge during trekking and camping trip in climbing.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek.
  • All domestic flights and departure tax.
  • Nepal Social Treks Gears - sleeping bag, duffel bag etc for the use during the trip. Garbage plastic bag.
  • Professional local guide with extensive experience, trained in
Wilderness First Aid and accredited by the Nepalese government.
  • First Aid Kit Comprehensive.
  • Necessary Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.
  • Adequate insurance for all staff including porters.
  • Shirt trekking.
  • Trekking map for each walker.
  • Trek permit and government tax.
  • Proper Insurance for all staff including porters.
  • All required personal and climbing equipment: plastic starts, crampons, climbing ropes, ice ax, zoomer, harness, figure eights, snap, etc..
  • All camping equipment - tent for 2 persons, dining tent, kitchen tent, store staff and porter, bathroom with toilet tent, table and chair back, etc..
  • Meals as per mentioned on itinerary,
  • Travel insurance, while on trekking,travel insurance should be valid,
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$40 for one month which you will get it in to
  • Kathmandu airport on upon arrival,
  • International Airfare and Airport Tax
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Items of a personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry or mineral water.
  • Tips for trekking guide & porters (expected, not mandatory)
  • International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges.
  • Articles written by staff costs, as hot shower, battery charge, Telephone, etc..
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc.
  • Travel insurance: make sure to have both medical and evacuation insurance before coming to Nepal for any adventure.

The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.

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