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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Mt. Annapurna (8091 m) is the world’s 10th tallest mountain. This is however more than just a record because the mountain has the spiritual and religious connection with the locals. The mountain is considered as the goddess of harvest the “Annapurna”. It is believed that with the blessing of goddess Annapurna no one in this world will ever become the victim of hunger. Evidently the water flowing from the mountain irrigates lots of field down the hill which eventually supports people to cultivate and quench their hunger.Himalayan Aster Treks has knitted the itinerary to reach  Base camp Trek of such mountain in the form of Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

The voyage of Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the most sellable trekking package and trekking holiday activity in Nepal. However, our travel planners and trekking guides will ensure the uniqueness and service beyond expectations while you get hypnotized by the scenery around the trail. Trekkers will travel through gorgeous Lake City Pokhara. Walking starts from either at Kande or Nayapool depending on the route that trekkers take. The normal route is through the famous short trekking destination of Annapurna region the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. Trekkers will walk through places like Chhomrong, Deurali and Machhapuchhre Base Camp before reaching the Annapurna Base Camp. You will be overwhelmed by the hospitality of people and superiority of the Himalayan scenery. The mountains like Fishtail, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna South, Annapurna V, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Neelgiri, Gangapurna etc. are the major sights on the way. Trekkers will not only walk on the detour but also will get amazing time to spend at the Lake City Pokhara. On the bank of Phewa Lake this city offers the retreat after daunting walking adventure in Nepal.

Enjoy the splendid trekking route of Nepal in the Annapurna region. Annapurna Base Camp Trek will provide you the most scintillating memories of nature and culture. You will undoubtedly cherish such moment of magic created by the nature and multiethnic community of Gurung, Magar and Tibetans of Nepal. Book with us and let’s enjoy the majestic Annapurna Base Camp Trek route. For more information please contact our travel planners.

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Himalayan Aster Treks will pick us up from the airport and take you to our hotel. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Aster Treks. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Meals; Welcome Dinner

Day 2
Drive to Pokhara (823m/2700 ft) by tourist bus - 7 hrs

Our trekking staff will pick you up at the hotel at 6:30am and escort you to the bus station. The bus to Pokhara leaves at around 7:30am. A beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake, Pokhara is also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. It is smaller and much less crowded than Kathmandu, hence providing the perfect starting point for our trek.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3
Pokhara – Nayapul – Ghandruk (1,950m/6,398ft), 1½hr drive, 5-6 hrs trek

After breakfast, travel the zigzag route over the middle hills to Nayapul (trail foot) to meet your porters and begin the trek to Birethanti, a prosperous riverside village on the Modi Khola (which carries the melt water from the Annapurna South Glacier to the Ganges). Walk upstream through terraced paddy fields to Syauli Bazaar, then cross the suspension bridge and ascend, with breathtaking views of Machhapuchhare (Fish tail), Hiunchuli and Annapurna South. Long stone staircases bypass a huge landslide and climb to the beautiful village of Ghandruk: with great views of the valley gorge – and tomorrow’s trail.

Overnight at Lodge in Ghandruk
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4
Ghandruk – Chhomrong (2,210m/7,249ft), 5-6 hrss

The path heads north of the village on an exposed trail past pastures to a ridge, before descending into a green valley and a suspension bridge over the Kimrong Khola. After lunch, the trail climbs out of the valley through stands of rhododendron and oak forest, winding around the hillsides to Chhomrong: with closer views of the giant peaks above.

Overnight at Lodge in Chhomrong
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5
Chhomrong – Himalaya Hotel (2,920m/9,578ft), 6-7 hrs

After breakfast, the trail drops to cross the Chhomrong Khola and then ascends to the charming village of Sinuwa. Thereafter the trail enters the upper Modi Khola Valley through dense forests of cane, rhododendron and oak. It rises then drops to the village of Bamboo (2,310m/7,580ft) on the banks of the river: a prefect lunch spot. After lunch, continue up through uninhabited forest to Dobhan, later crossing several avalanche chutes before reaching the small village of Himalaya Hotel.

Overnight at Lodge in Himalaya Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6
Himalaya Hotel – Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,546ft), ~10km, 6-7 hrs

As the altitude increases, forest gives way to alpine scrub and grasses. The valley walls steepen with the river raging far below. Explore the cave at Hinku before crossing a ravine and major avalanche track prior to reaching Deorali (3,230m/10,598ft). Breathtaking views into the sacred Annapurna Sanctuary gradually appear as the trail heads over a ridge and climbs to the Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3,700m/12,136ft). Another two hours slow walk up grassy slopes leads to the Annapurna Base Camp hotels on the Annapurna South glacial moraine: some 3,900m/12,800ft beneath the peaks crowning the surrounding ice walls.

Overnight at Lodge in ABC
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7
Annapurna Base Camp – Sinuwa (2,360m/7,740ft), 6-7 hrs

A pre-dawn wakeup call promises unforgettable views and photo opportunities from the rim of the glacier. A circle of peaks from Hiunchuli, past Annapurna South to the vast ice wall topped by Annapurna I (8,097m/26,566ft) and Khangsar Kang towering above you round, to Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare. Below, in its U-shaped valley the glacier grinds relentlessly. After breakfast, retrace your steps slowly down to Sinuwa for a more comfortable night.

Overnight at Lodge in Sinuwa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8
Sinuwa – Jhinu Danda (1,780m/5,859ft) – Landruk (1,565m/5,133ft), 6-7 hrs,

Today’s route descends to the Chhomrong Khola before climbing the stairs back to Chhomrong. It then descends steeply to Jhinu Danda for lunch and a dip in the hot springs at the river below the village. Later, cross the Modi Khola at New Bridge and climb steeply to Landruk, with good views behind you.

Overnight at Lodge in Landruk
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9
Landruk – Phedi – Pokhara (910m/2,986ft), 5-6 hrs, , 90 min drive

The trail continues through scattered trees and bushes to the village of Tolka before beginning a steep and attractive two hour ascent to Deorali. This bustling hilltop village looks back towards the high peaks with an extended view of the Annapurnas from Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,796ft: the highest peak in western Nepal) across to its right flank. It also offers scintillating views over the Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake to the south.

The trail then descends, over slippery red clays when wet, through forests and farmland to Pothana and on down to the large village of Dhampus. A further short downward walk leads to Phedi and the Pokhara-Baglung Highway. A car will return you to your hotel in Pokhara – and a free afternoon.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Pokhara
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 10
Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus (6-7 hrs), 220km

  • After breakfast, transfer to Tourist bus station and 07:30am drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. This scenic drive offers fascinating glimpses of rural Nepal as you pass through Middle Hill scenery along the famous rafting Trishuli River originated from Tibet north east of Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu 02:30 to 03:00pm.Overnight in Hotel in kathmandu with breakfast

Day 11
Final Departure

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today!  Himalayan Aster Treks representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Meals: Breakfast

Package inclusions and exclusions

Whats included in this tour

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • A good Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Farewell dinner
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Whats not included in this tour

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges during flight
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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