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Annapurna Base camp Trek – 17 Days

17 Days

The Annapurna Base Camp trek brings you into the heart of the Himalayas from the
very start of the hike. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is probably one of the best
legendary and classic tours in the world, offering breath-taking views of Mountain,
allowing you to discover the typical Nepalese people, the locals and their traditional
way of life in the Himalayas of Nepal. The route of Annapurna base camp passes
through spectacular and tranquil landscapes, charming villages of Gurung and Magar,
lush forests of rhododendrons, bamboos and alps until the last and final destination
of the trip, the Annapurna base camp, at an altitude of 4130 m.
Annapurna base camp Trekking is the most visit destination according to many
travellers’ sites all over the globe. This trek is the most popular attraction in Nepal
and attracts thousands of tourists and adventurous individuals every year from
different parts of the globe. Even before you reached the starting point of the
trekking spot, you are greeted with majestic views of mountains like the Annapurna
South, Nilgiri, Baraha Peak, Fishtail and Hiunchuli. The Annapurna Base Camp is
basically a bunch of private accommodation lodges resting in front of the Annapurna
Glacier. The view from the glacier fringes is breath-taking exposing most of the
Annapurna range. During this trip, you also come across different types of Alpine
vegetation, thick forests of bamboo, rhododendrons, oak, and different species of
wildlife in the Annapurna Conservation Area spread over 7600sq km.
Trip Highlights:
1. Highest Point Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)
2. Very popular village of Gurung, Ghandruk and Chhomrong
3. Jhinu Natural Hot Spring
4. Rare Flora and Fauna
5. Alpine vegetation, thick bamboo trees, rhododendrons, oak, and different
species of wildlife
6. 360-degree view of Annapurna ranges, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and
Machhapuchhre Himal from the Annapurna Base Camp
7. Pleasant time following the waves of Modi Khola

Accommodation: lodge, Teahouse
Location: Annapurna
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
Trip Duration: 17 Days
Trip Level: Middle
Max Altitude: 4110m
Suitable for: Adult
season four seasons
Route:

Kathmandu - Pokhara - Nayapul - Tirkhedhunga - Ghorepani - Tadapani - Ghandruk - Chomrong - Dovan - MBC - ABC - Bamboo - Jinu Danda - Pothana - Pokhara - kathmandu.

The price includes the following services::

• The price Includes the following services:
• Airport pick-up and drop off service by with Private vehicle.
• Standard twin-Share accommodation in three star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (3 night) and Pokhara (2 night)
• Accommodation in Lodge (Tea house) during the trek in generally twin- share and occasionally dormitory- style rooms.
• All meals (breakfast, lunch, diner) during the trek.
• Trekking guide/s.
• Porters (one porter carries 25kg of luddage) - each two-person one porter.
• Sleeping bags, trekking sticks if required.
• Annapuran reason trekking Permits and TIMS.
• Transportation service between Kathmandu-Pokhara by tourist bus and Pokhara to Nayapul by private vehicle.
• Insurance and equipment for trekking staffs.
• One farewell dinner with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on last night.

 

The price does not includes the following services::

The price does not Includes the following
• Personal expenses
• Drinks, beverages, hot shower, charging mobile, wi-fi
• Travel insurance
• Tips for guide
• Lunch & dinner at Kathmandu and Pokhara.

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Day 1: Arrive at Tirbhuban Interntional Airport.

After arriving in Kathmandu, our airport representative will pick you up from the airport and take you to the hotel. In the afternoon, we may take a rest or visit beautiful Thamel city. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Colors Nepal. Overnight in Kathmandu.

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Day 2: Sightseeing Patan, Baudhanath Stupa , Bhaktpure Durbar Square.

Today we visit the World Heritage sites of UNESCO. These sites highlight Nepal's cultural and religious heritages. Our first stop will be Patan Durbar Square, which is situated at the centre of the city of Lalitpur in Nepal. One of its attraction is the ancient royal palace where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided and then the Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath, which is one of the largest stupas in the world followed by the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is the royal palace of the old Bhaktapur Kingdom, 1,400 metres above sea level. The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the current town of Bhaktapur, also known as Khwopa, which lies 13 km east of Kathmandu. . Finally, late in the evening, we gather together at your staying hotel for a brief orientation on our hike for next day. Overnight in Kathmandu.

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Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara(830m) about 6 hours by tourist bus .

After early breakfast in the morning and then we leave for Pokhara, also known as the City of lake due to the large number of lakes in the city. Upon our arrival in Pokhara, we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri (8,167m / 26,794 feet), Manaslu (8,156m / 26,759 feet), Machhapuchhre (6,993m / 22,943 feet), the five Annapurna peaks and others. Then we checked into our hotel and take a break. We enjoy sailing on Fewa Lake and stroll through the picturesque streets of the city. Overnight in Pokhara.

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Day 4: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul approximately 2hours and trek to Tirkhedhunga (1540m)- 4 hours

We start our hike to Tirkhedhunga after early morning breakfast. After an hour drive from Pokhara, we arrive at Nayapul. After a 15-minute walk along the shores of Modi Khola, we arrive at Birethanti (1,015 m), a large town with many shops and tea rooms. From there, the road crosses the village and runs along the north coast of Bhurungdi Khola. The road climbs regularly along the valley to Hile, at 1495 m altitude. After a short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1570 m. We will spend the night in Tikhedhunga.

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Day 5: Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2750m) - 6 hours

We head towards the steep climb to Ulleri, a large village of Magar located at 2,070 m altitude. The trail climbs more gently from this point, through beautiful oak and rhododendron forests, towards Banthanti at 2250 m. Then we walk to Nangethanti at 2460 m. After an hour's walk, we arrive at Ghorepani (2840 m). We will spend the night in Ghorepani.

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Day 6: Early morning trek to Poon Hill (3210m) and then to Tadapani(2710) – 5 hours .

We get up early in the morning with warm clothes and climb to Poonhill (3210m.). It takes about an hour to walk to Poonhill (3210 m). You will see the best sunrise and magnificent views of the Himalayas, such as the Southern Annapurna, Bahari Shikhar, Hiuchuli, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Annapurna I, and the other mountains. After this unforgettable sight, we return to Ghorepani for breakfast and then walk to Ghandruk. The walk begins with a steep climb to the pass of Deurali. It's a similar elevation to Poonhill. We will see all the mountains from here too. After that, we walked towards Tadapani. The trail descends steeply through the dense moss forest with a rich bird life until Tadapani, which also offers a close-up view of the sunset. Night in Tadapani.

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Day 7: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m)- 4 hours.

From Tadapani, the trail descends through the forests to Ghandruk, a village of the Gurung, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal. They have their own dialect, their culture, their costumes and their way of life. Ghandruk is also home to many Gurkha soldiers. It is a popular destination for hikers because it is known for its beautiful views of the Mountains and also because it is easily accessible from Pokhara and Kathmandu. We have the afternoon to visit the Annapurna Conservation Office and its museums and explore the town. Night at Ghandruk.

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Day 8: Trek from Ghandruk to Chomrong (2170m)- 5 hours.

At this point after breakfast, we climb for about an hour to Kimrungdanda. On the way up we can enjoy excellent views of South Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Ganggapurna. A strong descent leads us to Kimrong Khola. After another steep climb from Kimrong Khola to Chere Danda, we go down for a while and then we move slowly towards Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of the gigantic Annapurna. We will spend the night in Chhomrong.

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Day 9: Trek from Chomromg to Dovan (2605m) – 6 hours.

Today after leaving Chhomrong, the path descends by a stone staircase and crosses the Khola Chhomrong on a swinging suspension bridge. Then we climb out of the side valley passing through deep forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. The portion of the day’s trek follows another ascent to Kuldi (2470m). We then descend a long, steep, slippery stone staircase into a deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Dovan. We will spend the night in Dovan.

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Day 10: Trek from Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base camp(3700m) - 5 hours.

After early morning breakfast, we trek in the narrow valley of Modi Khola that brings us closer to the base of Machhapuchre. There’s technically no such thing as ‘Machhapuchhare Base Camp’, since ascents of the mountains are prohibited. The mountain views are stupendous from here; the panorama includes Hiuchhuli, Annapurna ranges and the ever-changing Machhapuchhare. This area is called the Annapurna sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountains. A huge amphitheater enclosed by a solid wall of snow-capped peaks which include Annapurna I, Annapurna III and the fish tail spire of Machhapuchhare. Overnight in Machhapuchre Base camp.

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Day 11: Trek from Machhapuchhre Base camp to Annapurna Base camp (4130m) - 3 hours.

The hike from Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp is somewhat strenuous. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. From here, we get sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us. As you reach Annapurna South Base Camp, witness awesome picturesque landscapes, majestic panoramic view of snow-capped mountainous peaks and varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna massive. From the base camp we again get to savour mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

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Day 12: Trek From Annpurna Basecamp to Bamboo (2335m) – 6hours.

From Annapurna base camp, we return to Bamboo. Today's trek is downhill so it should not be very difficult. In addition, we will always have the company of extraordinary landscapes to cheer us up. Overnight in Bamboo.

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Day 13: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda( 1780m) – 6hours .

From Bamboo, this is an uphill trek to Kuldighar, followed by a downhill trek to Chhomrong Khola. Then we climb the stone steps to Chhomrong. Then the path goes down to Jhinu Danda where we will rest during the night. Today, we will have the opportunity to enjoy the hot springs, which are only 15-20 minutes’ walk from Jhinu Danda to soothe our aching body. We will spend the night in Jhinu Danda.

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Day 14: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Pothana(1890m) - 6 hours.

Although most of the time, our return path is an easy descend. Crossing the suspension bridge on Modi Khola (river) leads us to the village of Landrung. We proceed further through Tokla and then slightly up towards Bichkok Deurali, which offers us a magnificent view of Mount Dhaulagiri. From here we head for Pothana, a charming cluster of good hotels. From Pothana, you can enjoy an exceptional view of the Mt. Fishtail. Overnight in Pothana.

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Day 15: Trek from pothana to Kande and drive to Pokhara – 4hours trek and 2hours drive.

Today's walk is easy in that all we have to do is go down, it can be even easier because we are too excited to conclude our trek. It's just a four-hour walk, so it should not be that tiring. Once in Kande, we can find our transport vehicle waiting for us. We drive and after about an hour we arrive in Pokhara. You can sign up for the hotel and refresh yourself. If you are not too tired from long walks, you can still walk around this city. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.

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Day 16: Drive From Pokhara to Kathmandu – 7hours.

After breakfast, we bid farewell to the beautiful northern horizon of Pokhara and head towards Kathmandu. This will be a trip along the banks of the river with wonderful views of the terraced hills and the Nepalese rural lifestyle. After arriving in Kathmandu, we take a break or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our trip, we will have a farewell dinner at night. Overnight in Kathmandu.

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Day 17: Daparture to home .

Our trip to Annapurna Base camp in Nepal ends today. A representative from the Colors Nepal will drive you to the airport about three hours before the planned flight. On your return flight, you can bring back incredible memories of your trip to Annapurna Base camp and Nepal.