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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Highest access: 4180m

Duration: 16 Days

Location: Annapura Region

Grade: Easy/Moderate Trek

Himalayan sights: Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri

Accommodation: Tourist star to five star as request

Transportation: By tourist Vehicles / Flight

Group Size: 01-15 persons per Group if more we splits group.

Best season: Autumn( Sep-Dec) & Spring( Feb-May)

Major Activity: Trekking/Hiking

Include Activity: Sights trip of Kathmandu and Pokhara

Country: Nepal

Airport: Kathmandu (TIA)

Departure From: Kathmandu Intl Airport

Meals: During The Trek (B,L,D) , B/B plan in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Culture: Gurung, Thakali, Brahman

Mode of Travel: Tea House

Climbing route: Culture: Mix Culture

A very popular trekking route in the renowned Annapurna Region is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek which is also famous to be known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.  Thisvery popular trekking package with full of amazing landscape, diverse culture and series of beautiful mountain peaks is regularly operating by Snowy Horizon Treks & Expedition. 

 Annapurna is a range of white Himalayas in the western region of Nepal, north-west of Kaski District. The Himalaya range is famous for trekking in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp lies in the Heart of this range which is found after the trek beginning from Pokhara valley toward the hills and terraces of Modi Khola via Dhampus or Birethanti, Ghandruk and Chhomrong the indigenous Gurung peoples’ habitat with full of rich culture. This trek is famous by saying the Annapurna Base Camp Trek among the nature lovers. While approaching Annapurna Base Camp one needs to overlap to the Base camp of Mt. Machhapuchhre (The Fishtail). Annapurna Base Camp trekking is an adventure and a unique, famous and wonderful experience for the trekkers both by cultural and natural point of view.

 The Base Camps are established for the purpose of climbing up to the summit of the famous Himalayan peaks Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre using the route of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking which is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking. Though, the Machhapuchhre Himalaya is a virgin peak and restricted for summit climb, the Base camp is famous for trekkers to experience the classic Himalayan adventure.

The Annapurna Sanctuary trek offers the sunrise and sunset with magical as you watch the sun dance on the peaks. The maximum altitude reached on this trek is 4,400 m which is on the Annapurna Base Camp. The trail up is often steep and the Sanctuary trek is perhaps one of the more challenging of the teahouse treks. If you allow the time to ascend at your own pace this trek is open to the moderately fit. The trek could be arranged and scheduled for 8 days up to 12 days excluding Kathmandu and Pokhara valley which should be allowed to complete this trek with extra days for exploring the Base Camps and for alternative routes down, for example via Ghorepani, Poonhill and the Hot Springs of Tatopani in Myagdi district. 

 Snowy Horizon is assisting you to experience the view of the principal peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna Himalaya, including Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna 1, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhre exploring through Annapurna Base camp Trekking. These mountains are arranged almost precisely in a circle about ten miles in diameter with a deep glacier-covered amphitheater at the center. From this glacier basin, the Modi Khola knifes its way south in a narrow gorge. Further south, the gorge opens up into a wide and fertile valley, the domain of the Gurungs an indigenous community of Nepal.

Highlights

  • Keep on touch with local peoples
  • Sleep in lap of Annapurna Himalaya
  • Experience the different culture
  • Natural hot spring at Jhinnudanda
  • Panorama View of Himalaya
  • Excellent views of Annapurna South and Fishtail Mountain
  • Typical Gurung villages at Landruk, Ghandruk, & Chhomrung

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu-Transfer to Hotel
Welcome assistance by Snowy representative at the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu, rest at the hotel and briefing about the trip. Overnight accommodation is set with BB Plan.

Day 02:Kathmandu to Pokhara overland Journey
Assist by guide to transfer from Hotel to Tourist Bus Departure place at 06:00 Hrs and about 6 hours journey toward Pokhara where overnight accommodation with BB Plan is arranged.

Day 03:Trek to Tikhedhunga via Nayapul
After breakfast, drive to Nayapul (New Bridge) for an hour by private vehicle and trek to Tikhedhunga (1495 m) about 4-5 hours, on the way lunch and overnight at lodge/teahouse with dinner.

Day 04:Trek to Ghorepani via Ulleri
After having breakfast the trek starts from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850 m) via Ulleri about 5-6 hours walking, on the way lunch and overnight at lodge/teahouse with dinner.

Day 05:Explore Poonhill and Trek to Tadapani
Early morning trip to Poonhill (3232 m) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri , Tukuche Peak Nilgiri, Varaha Shikhar , Mt. Annapurna I , Lamjung Himal and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. After breakfast trek to Tadapani (2520 m) with 6-7 hours walking where the overnight accommodation with dinner is scheduled.

Day 06:Trek to Sinuwa/Bamboo Lodge via Chhomrong
Having early breakfast the trek begins from Tadapani toward Sinuwa (2310 m)/Bamboo Lodge via Chhomrong, lunch provided on the way, after walking 6-7 hours and the lodge/teahouse is arranged for overnight accommodation.

Day 07:Trek Bamboo Lodge/Sinuwa to Deurali.
From Sinuwa or Bamboo Lodge the trek begins for Deurali (3150 m) which takes about 6-7 hours walking with on the way lunch. The overnight accommodation with dinner is provided at teahouse/lodge in Deurali.

Day 08:Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp.
Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4090 m), after breakfast, takes about 4-5 hours walk for today, on the way lunch and overnight accommodation with dinner in lodge/teahouse is provided at ABC.

Day 09:Trek Back from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan
From Annapurna Base Camp the trek begins to Dovan (2600 m) which takes about 5-6 hours walking down. On the way lunch and overnight accommodation with dinner is arranged at Dovan.

Day 10:Trek from Dovan to Chhomrong
Our guide will take you toward Chhomrong (2310 m) by down trekking after walking about 5-6 hours providing on the way lunch and keep you in teahouse/lodge at Chhomrong for overnight.

Day 11:Trek from Chhomrong to Ghandrung
This day’s trek starts from Chhomrong toward Ghandrung (1940 m) after breakfast which takes about 3-4 hours. Your lunch and dinner is served in Ghandrung with overnight accommodation in Lodge/teahouse. Here you may spend your time for exploring indigenous Gurung culture.

Day 12:Trek from Ghandrung to Nayapul and Drive back to Pokhara
This morning the trek starts after having breakfast in Ghandrung to ward Nayapul about 4 hours with lunch on the way from where you are taken to Pokhara by private vehicle driving and keep you in Hotel as per agreed category with BB Plan.

Day 13:Tourist Bus Journey from Pokhara to Kathmandu
After having breakfast your trip starts by drive back from Pokhara to Katmandu by tourist Coach about 6 hours driving and overnight is arranged in Kathmandu as per agreed category with BB Plan.

Day 14:Kathmandu to Your Port of Destination
With the farewell gift like pashmina or Snowy Horizon T-Shirt, our representative will drop you to the International Airport (TIA) to assist you for your final departure to your home or alternatively the next destination.

Price for the Trip

  • The cost of the trek depend group size, Category of the trip and your desire (budget)
  • The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements.
  • The Itinerary may be changed after understanding by both agency and client. Additional activities could be added or reduce as per client's request before confirming the trip. Price for reduced activities could be deducted and additional activities could be added as per mutual understanding.
  • The itinerary mentioned above is published from Airport to Airport services for the betterment of the client. Due to various categories Hotel facilities in the Capital City they may choice for their own and if required through us, we provide the facilities Also.
  • The cost also affect the number of guides and porters 
  • For these reasons the same trek can higher and lower price.
  • With above reason please contact us for up to date reasonable cost.

Cost Includes

  • pick up and drop from Kathmandu airport to airport.
  • 3 nights request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in B/B plan.
  • 2 nights request category hotel accommodation in Pokhara in B/B plan.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with tea or coffee) during the trek.
  • Full board Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek.
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee).
  • TIMS card(Trekking Information Management System) Permit.
  • Necessary staff during the trekking period With Experience Guide and Porter.
  • One High Altitude trekking porter may carry 25kg each. we supply 2:1 trekking porter in camping as needed.
  • Trekking porter carry all personal gear and group equipment.
  • Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary.
  • An Experienced  Government license holder Trekking guide trained in wilderness first aid.
  • Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available).
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes.
  • complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure.
  • Snowy Horizon  Special Gifts (T-shirt, Pashmina )

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee, Visa issuance is easy at the arrival
  • Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower.
  • Alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, Internets.
  • National Park entry fee and royalty (for off the beaten Trail and wilderness area) where we need special permit.
  • All kind of Personal Expenses
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.

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Terms & Conditions

Trekking is an adventure activity involving multiday walk on village trails, National Park trails and climber’s trails often on reasonably steep terrain and snow at higher altitudes often crossing high passes in the range of 5500m/18000ft.

It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available.

In Nepal children below 18 years of age are required to trek accompanied by their parent or guardian.

Depending on trekking area you may require a special trekking permit while other areas would require only conservation/national park entry permit and Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) Card.

In General treks vary in duration from 2 to 4 weeks;average one would trek between 4 to 6 hours per day.

On most established treks bottled water is ubiquitously availableas well as locally purified drinking water is available in many villages along the trek. Otherwise, you can use boiled water supplied by the teahouse or camping crew.

On popular trails we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you withcontinental menu meals often available as well as soups and noodles and rice dishes; on some routes there will be a limited choice and on some more remote routes only local Nepal Dal Bhat and curry or instant noodle soups will be available.

It all depends on the area with most of the trekking routeshaving local VHF Phones; increasingly more places get mobile coverage of varied capacity; in remote communication is not available or very limited so the only option would be a satellite phone

You need comfortable trekking shoes preferably with Gore-Tex style lining for ultimate comfort and thick vibratim soles to have comfortable walk on rocky paths

At high altitude your cardio-pulmonary system is affected by low oxygen density and you can suffer from general breathing difficulties to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as well as your skin is susceptible to sunburn if not protected by cloths or sunblock. The AMS is preventable through appropriate trekking pace and undertaking acclimatization.

You need to obtain travel insurance before you arrive to Kathmandu. Your insurance should cover rescue insurance and it should allow the expense of helicopter supported medevac. Nowadays such policies are readily available through many airfare booking agents. Try ihi.com if you cannot find your insurance.

We ensure travel safety for all our guests’ women or men travelling with our company. Nepal is generally very safe and welcoming to foreign tourists. We have very good relationships with lodges we use and our guides aware all the time of whereabouts of every guest on the trek. Our groups are small and we ensure continues visual contact.

On the trek we provide all accommodation, food and we cover park fees, so you need to take only small amount of money to purchase water, small snack and tea outside meals, localsouvenirs, tips or donations to monasteries if you wish to donate small change. $20 per day should be sufficient to cover such expenses

Majority of trekking is done with lodge/guesthouse accommodation unless you prearranged camping based trip. There are very few trekking areas where lodge accommodation is unavailable and we will offer there a tent accommodation only.

Teahouse trekking is a trekking where your accommodation and meal are arranged in a local lodge/house with full board services.

Camping trekking is a trekking where we provideyou with tent accommodation and full board with meals to be cooked by professional trekking cook in a mobile camp equipped with akitchen and with adequate support staff of kitchen helpers, guides and porters.

It depends on trekking route and altitude; typically a trekking porter would carry load of 15kg to 25kgand camping porter would carry load up to 40kg.

In Nepal it is not customaryto tip but porters and guides would expect and appreciate a small tip. Your tip will go long way to help their families.

Trekking is for you and everyone who is patient and physically fit and enjoys outdoors.

You should have a general good level of physical fitness, general hiking experience, do not have any chronic or acute issues with your leg functions andbementally comfortable withmulti-day hikes, than you are ready for trekking.

In principle if you have trekking experience anywhere in the world and you are currently fit for trekking, there is nothing to stop you from Himalayan trekking in Nepal. You just need to increase your cardiovascular capacityto be able to cope with high elevation, where the oxygen density is much lower.

Post-monsoon period from September to December and pre-monsoon season from February to May are the best period for trekking in Nepal. In winter, December till February, at high elevation is very cold and heavy snowfalls may impede crossing of high passes but trekking in low elevations below 3000m is accessible all year round. In summer, June till August is a monsoon season and trekking is very wet, however in rain shadow areas such as Upper Mustang trekking in monsoon season is feasible and pleasant.

It all depends on the time and altitude of your trek. You may require Down Jacket, warm fleece jacket, warm thermal underwear, trekking pants and shorts, sleeping bag, trekking boots and a backpack, camera and your personal medication. Consult lists of cloth and equipment on our website as a guide and use a common sense to pack enough but not too much at the same time.

We highly recommend having a guide with you. You will travel in wilderness areas and at high elevations so from safety aspect you should not be alone. Travelling through villages there are many trails and if you took wrong path accidently it may be difficult to communicate with locals to get back on the right path or to secure food or accommodation. They will be unlikely to speak English

You will be taken immediately to the lower altitude first and will be provided first aid as the immediate treatment and then if necessary the guide will call the rescue helicopter tofly you down to Kathmandu or Pokharausing your rescue insurance.

Anywhere from 5km to 15km depending on condition of trekking trail and the altitude of the trekking route.

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