Dates 13 Dec '12 to 23 Dec '12
Flexible? Yeah, sure
Est. Cost 1,365 - 1,365 USD (USD United States Dollars)
Type Travel Partners Wanted
Name Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
Annapurna base camp trekking, also called the Annapurna sanctuary trekking is the one of the most classic and most demanded trekking trails in the region. The trekking to this trail is designed for those trekkers who love to enjoy the flora and fauna and panoramic views of the Himalayan range. The trekking to Annapurna base camp is one the most demanded trekking trails because, the trekking to Annapurna region provides magnificent views of Himalayas and unique landscapes of the area. The trekking to this area is also considered to be one of the relaxed walking trails as it trails through well-defined Annapurna itineraries, where there are available of a number of local lodges. These all have made trekking to this area one of the best trekking routes in Nepal.
The trekking to Annapurna base camp has been wildly recognized as a paradise for nature lovers as it offer spectacular views of a number of Himalayas including the views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m) Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.), Mt. Annapurna III (7555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Annapurna south (7219m), Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Fishtail also called Mt. Machhapuchhare (6998m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m),Tukuche peak (6920m), Tilicho peak (7134m). The trail to the base camp takes you to the most spectacular mountain scenery, charming settlements of Gurungs and their slate-roofed houses and incredible rhododendron forests. You will also have chance to go Ghorepani poon hill (3210m) one of the best panoramic view center of Annapurna trekking, Muktinath and Annapurna sanctuary. Annapurna region trekking is the most popular trekking route in Nepal, which takes you through some of the most stunning scenery on earth. You will be walking through rhododendron forests over the foothills of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and through the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest in the world.
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1300m)
Namaste & welcome to Mountain Guide Trek of Nepal. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a representative from Mountain guide Treks (MGT). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Mountain Guide Treks and Expedition with Group leader's name display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel. After check in, if time allows, you will visit MGT office to meet your trekking leader as well as other participants and for final preparation for the trip. It all depends upon your arrival time. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
The day after breakfast we will start sightseeing tour with our professional tour guide to the several of most historical and spiritual Place in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered the World Heritage historic Sites such as Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. After come back from the tour there will be a pre-trip discussion with our trek leader and other team members. Mountain Guide Trek will brief you regarding your trek as well as we may have an opportunity to discuss any difficulties regarding our upcoming adventure. Rest of the time you could use for travelling around the Thamel and shopping of needed equipments and other necessaries. (Overnight deluxe hotel on BB basis)
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara fly 25 min or drive 6-7 hrs (850 m)
Start your travel early in the morning at 7:00 am, we will arrange ticket in tourist coach at river side seat to enjoy the scenery; the road follows by Trisuli River where you see many people rafting on the river. Around 6/7 hours (200km) drive we reach Pokhara (a city of Lake, literally); or 30 min. fly to Pokhara as per departure time. A city that offers us the magnificent view of various mountains namely Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchre and other mountain of Annapurna range. You have good chance to do some last minute shopping and self exploration around the town (walk around few lake, boating etc). (Overnight in Pokhara at deluxe hotel on BB basis)
Day 04: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1540 m) 1 hour driving till Nayapul and trek 4-5 hrs.
After our breakfast, we take an early morning drive to Nayapul which take about an hour. Our first day of Annapurna base camp trek is a bit easier hike through the bank of Modi Khola River, and the beautiful sight of lowland rice fields. (Over night at tea house on full board basis)
Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850 m) 5-6 hrs.
Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with steep climb to Ulleri ascending a steep stone staircase (which has about 3300 steps), a difficult part for most of the trekkers. During our 5/6 hrs hike we will experience the majestic views, rhododendron forest, beautiful villages, flora and fauna and many more. (Over night at teahouse on full board basis)
Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadhapani (2660 m) 7-8 hrs.
Early morning climb up to Poon Hill (3210 meters / 10531 feet ( to see panoramic view with beautiful sun rise and after breakfast trek to Tadapani through dense forest; we get chance to see monkeys, birds and other animals. (Over night at teahouse on full board basis)
Day 07: Tadapani to Chomrong (2140 m) 5-6 hrs.
From Tadapani, we make a steep descent through the dense and dark forest to a beautiful village located on the lap of giant Annapurna massive known as Chomrong. Our route from Tadapani to Chomrong route passes through the west bank of the Modi Khola with descent and steep along the way to Chomrong below the towering peaks Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare (Fishtail). (Over night at teahouse on full board basis)
Day 08: Chomrong to Dovan (2600 m) 5-6 hrs.
After breakfast, the trail we make flight of stone steps to the Chhomrong khola and wooded slopes of Himalayas. Then we cross the suspension bridge continues trek through up to Sinuwa. The trail leads us very thick bamboo and rhododendron forests into the bottom of gorge to the Bamboo to head 1hrs in the forests to the Dovan. (Over night at teahouse on full board basis)
Day 09: Dovan to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700 m) 4-5 hrs.
Gradual ascending through the river bank of Modi Khola we reach base camp of Machhapcuhre which also known as Mt. Fishtail. (Over night at teahouse on full board basis)
Day 10: Machhapuchre Base Camp to Annapurna base camp (4110 m) 4-5 hrs
The trail continues gradual ascending Annapurna Base Camp. This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by spectacular mountains. (Over night at teahouse on full board basis)
Day 11: Annapurna base camp to Bamboo (2340 m) 5-6 hrs.
Wake up early morning, explore the hidden valley then trek back to Bamboo (2340m), after breakfast you will be walking all the way down hill to Bamboo. (Over night at teahouse on full board basis)
Day 12: Bamboo to Jhinu (1780 m) 5-6 hrs.
After breakfast we trek back to same as passed before way to the Sinuwa via walk downhill the Chhomrong Khola and then crossed by bridge, we taking more than thousand stone steps on end of Chhomrong Village. After chhomrong we taking different rote and instead of going to Ghandruk Village but we head to Jhinu Danda has nature hot water people call as know nature hot spring. We get opportunity enjoy in hot spring in Jhinu Danda which 15 minutes descend from our Hotel. (Over night at teahouse on full board basis)
Day 13: Jhinu to Nayapul to Pokhara 5-6 hrs.
Today is our trekking ends at Nayapull. After breakfast we were going to follow river bank of the Modi khola via New Bridge and Kyumi Village. We'll keep on continues our last minute journey into the Syauli bazaar to birethati and then we head to half an hour for the ends at Nayapull. We will take few minute rests for the cold drinks, after that drive back to Pokhara. Take a rest and relax in the hotel. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)
Day 14: Pokhara to Kathmandu fly 25 min. / drive 6-7 hrs
You could choose afternoon flight to Kathmandu, till some hours before flight; you may take an optional sightseeing tour around Pokhara or enjoy adventure activities such as boat riding, paragliding, etc. While returning to Kathmandu from Pokhara, be sure to catch the left side of airplane for the best views of Himalayas. Or if you would like to choose by bus, we will arrange ticket in tourist coach at river side seat and start your journey at 7:30 am from Pokhara. Left site's seats of vehicles are nice to enjoy the scenery; the road follows by Trisuli River where you see many people rafting on the river. After 6/7 hours you will arrive at Kathmandu (beside Thamel) and transfer to your hotel. The day at leisure to rest, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu. ! Remember, we will be hosting a fantastic celebration "Farewell dinner" at traditional Nepalese restaurant together with Mountain Guide Trek staffs for successful completion of the Annapurna Base Camp (Sanctuary) Trek! (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)
Day 15: Farewell Friend (Final departure to your onward destination)
Today is last day in Nepal for this trip; you are saying good bye to the mountains as journey in Nepal, comes to an end today, There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Mountain Guide Treks will take you to the airport.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
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