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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Overview

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    Trip Type Trekking
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    Duration 14 Days
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    Trip Grade Moderate
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    Group Size Min. 1 - Max. 15
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    Max. Altitude 4130m
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    Destination Nepal

Trip Speciality/ Highlights

  • Breathtakingly close view of Whole South Face of Annapurna from the Base Camp
  • Panoramic view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range from Poonhill
  • Exposure to varied natural landscapes of lush green forest, gushing river banks, hanging bridges, through Gurung villages
  • Opportunity to rejoice the beauty of Himalaya and the native Gurung heritage
  • Modified itinerary to offer more beautiful trek
  • Comfortable quality lodge trek

This trek takes you through the most beautiful trail inside the Annapurna region.  In addition to visiting the base camp of the famous Annapurna South Face this trek takes you through the protected forest area and beautiful villages. Our itinerary is modified to offer you the best of the Annapurna Sanctuary area.

Itinerary

Day: 1

Arrival in Kathmandu Airport

One of our staff, usually your trek guide, awaits your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. After a warm welcome we will transfer you to hotel, followed by a welcome dinner and an informal briefing about the days ahead

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    Destination Arrival
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    Accommodation Hotel
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    Meals Dinner
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    Altitude: 1300m

Day: 2

Drive to Pokhara

Today we head towards Pokhara, a touristic town situated west of Kathmandu. From Kathmandu we drive westwards on a highway until Pokhara. In the afternoon, explore around the lake side.

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    Destination Pokhara
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    Accommodation Hotel
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    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 820m
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    Time: 6 hours

Day: 3

Drive to Dampus and trek to Landruk

Today we drive to Dampus, a popular hill town on the outskirt of Pokhara. From Dampus we take a short trek through a forest and arrive in Pothana. At Pothana we are rewarded with the view of Annapurna, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre range. Enjoying the majestic views facing us we head northwards through the gentle trail to arrive in Landruk.

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    Destination Landruk
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    Accommodation Lodge
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    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 1565m
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    Time: 6 hours

Day: 4

Trek to Chomrong

From Landruk we continue northwards down to the Modi River, then cross over on suspension bridge and arrive in Jhinnu. After having lunch in Jhinnu we climb the steep trail all the way to Chhomrong, which takes around two hours. Chhomrong is beautiful village nestled at the lap of Mount Hunchuli and overlooks the Machhapuchre in its front.

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    Destination Chhomrong
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    Accommodation Lodge
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    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 2170m
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    Time: 6 hours

Day: 5

Trek to Dobhan

From Chomrong we head eastwards. We walk through bamboo forest area passing by small settlement of Sinuwa, Bamboo and arrive in Dobhan, which is nestled at the bank of Modhi River.

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    Destination Dobhan
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    Accommodation Lodge
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    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 2520m
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    Time: 5 hours

Day: 6

Trek to Macchapucchre Base Camp (MBC)

We continue our trek eastwards. We pass by Himalaya, Deurali and arrive at our lodge in Machhapuchhre Base Camp.

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    Destination Machhapuchhre Base Camp
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    Accommodation Lodge
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    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 3700m
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    Time: 6 hours

Day: 7

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) and return to MBC

From Machhapuchre Base Camp we turn north into the valley going to the Annapurna Base Camp. We start our hike early morning and arrive in the base camp in around three hours. Here, we lay facing the majestic whole south face of Annapurna massif. After lunch we head back to our lodge in MBC.

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    Destination Annapurna Base Camp
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    Accommodation Lodge
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    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 4130m
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    Time: 5 hours

Day: 8

Trek to Bamboo

From MBC we trek the same trail back to Bamboo.

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    Destination Bamboo
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    Accommodation Lodge
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    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 2310m
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    Time: 5 hours

Day: 9

Trek to Chuile

We trek back on the steeper trail through the bamboo forest and arrive in Chomrong. After having lunch in Chomrong we trek westwards. After walking couple of hours on a gentle trail passing by local village areas we arrive at Kimrong River. Crossing the river and climbing a zig-zag trail we arrive in Chuile.

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    Destination Chuile
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    Accommodation Lodge
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    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 2309m
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    Time: 6 hours

Day: 10

Trek to Ghorepani

From Chuile we climb up the dense forest area until we arrive in Tadapani. Afterwards the trail becomes gentle and we stop at Banthati for lunch. Then we continue our trek to Ghorpani.

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    Destination Ghorepani
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    Accommodation Lodge
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    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 2860m
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    Time: 6 hours

Day: 11

Hike to Poonhill and trek to Birethanti

Before the dawn breaks in we hike to the nearby Poonhill for the breathtaking sunrise view. As the sun sets – in the Annapurna range and the Dhaulagiri range are seen right in front of us. Afterwards we trek down-hill. Passing by Ulleri we arrive in Birethanti.

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    Destination Poon Hill - Birethanti
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    Accommodation Lodge
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    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 1025m
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    Time: 6 hours

Day: 12

Drive to Pokhara

From Birethanti we take a short walk to Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara.

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    Destination Pokhara
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    Accommodation Lodge
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    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 828m
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    Time: 3 hours

Day: 13

Fly back to Kathmandu

We take a flight back to Kathmandu and you have free time to relax and recover.

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    Destination Kathmandu
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    Accommodation Hotel
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    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 1300m
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    Time: 30 min.

Day: 14

Transfer to Airport for homebound departure

Depending on your flight timing we transfer you to the Tribuvan International Airport, Kathmandu approximately 2-3 hours before the flight.

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    Destination Departure
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    Meals Breakfast
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    Altitude: 1300m

Trip Map

Altitude Graph

Inclusion

Service Included in the Price

  1. Four nights hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on BB plan
  2. Jeep transfers as per itinerary
  3. Trekking permits
  4. All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek as per itinerary
  5. English speaking local trek guide and assistant guide
  6. Porter

Exclusion

Service not included in the Price

  1. Extra night hotel
  2. Personal trekking gears
  3. Medical and evacuation insurance of clients
  4. Meals in Kathmandu and alcohol beverages
  5. Tips to guide and porter

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