Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 12 Days
 
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Annapurna base camp -12 days classic trek takes you into the heart of spectacular Annapurna Himalayan rangepassing through waterfalls, villages, farmlands, rhododendron forests, and mountain vistas of Annapurna Region. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins from Lake City Pokhara and reaches to the base camp of the 10th highest peak in the world – Mount Annapurna (8,091m) enjoying the company of local culture, diverse flora and fauna on the trail and staggering beauty  of Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri, Machapuchare, Himchuli and many more. The adventure trek also brings you to the base of Mt. Machapuchare(Fishtail). The hospitality of local people and panorama from snow-capped mountains of Annapurna range make this adventure unforgettable moment of your life.


ITINERARY
Day 1
1 Hours

Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our airport representative. After the completion of immigration formalities, you will be transferred to your hotel. Depending on your choice, you can either visit our office site where you can meet your trekking guide or stroll around the streets of Thamel - a tourist hub in Kathmandu. Today you will engage on upcoming trip preparation with your trek members as well. Overnight in Kathmandu.  

Note: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner


Day 2
6 Hours

Kathmandu - Pokhara (8,23m): 5 - 6 hrs bus drive
The bus journey lands you in Pokhara at noon passing through the hilly countryside of Nepal. The journey to Pokhara will be accompanied by various sights of greeneries, rivers, villages, farms and beautiful mountain sceneries. Pokhara, the city of lakes, is not only a naturally wonderful place for international visitors; it also bewilders domestic tourists as well.Thus, apart from enjoying magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, and Annapurna rangeyou can stroll around the geographical wonders Pokhara. In the evening you dine at Fewa lakeside - one the most beautiful lakes in Nepal. Overnight in Pokhara. (B)


Day 3
6 Hours

Pokhara - Nayapul - Ghandruk Trek (1,940m): 5 - 6 hrs
This section of the trip at first makes a short drive towards Nayapul from where the real adventure trek commences. While enjoying the company towering views of Annapurna Range, your trek passes through small villages like Chimrong, Syauli Bazar, and Chane till to Ghandruk. Ghandruk, a beautiful village mostly inhabited by the Gurung populace, provides an opportunity to visit at Gurung Museum. Overnight at Ghandruk.


Day 4
5 Hours

Ghandruk - Chhomrong (2,170m): 4 - 5 hrs
This segment of trip at first descends along terraced slopes and forest down to the KimrongKhola. From the river, the trail makes steep ascent till to Chhomrong - a beautiful village on the lap ofAnnapurna. The journey will be accompanied by the beautiful views of Machhapuchhreand Annapurna South. Overnight in Chhomrong.


Day 5
6 Hours

Chhomrong - Dovan (2,580m): 5 - 6 hrs
This part the trek is full of ups and down and also goes through stone staircase.The trail passes through Modi Khola, Sinuwa Danda, Khuldighar encountering thick rhododendron and deep bamboo forests till to get Dovan. Overnight at Dovan.


Day 6
4 Hours

Doban - Deurali (3,230m): 3 - 4 hrs
This section of the journey will be very much gentle walk in the close company of thick bamboo, oak and rhododendron forests at the one hand and on the other side the trail passes through nature’s perfect solitary places offering you the chances of capturing a variety of wildlife species such as wild pigs, deer, and many more. The absolute nature trail or nature walk before leading you at Deurali gives an opportunity to climb Hinko Cave. Overnight at Deurali.


Day 7
5 Hours

Deurali - Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m): 5 hrs
It will be your one of the biggest days in the Annapurna Region despite you are passing through the avalanche prone trail. It is in the sense that the trail from Deurali takes you to the base camp of Machhapuchhre where you will find surrounded by snow-covered mountain giants - Mt. Machhapuchhre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and many other peaks. The experience to be at base camp of the 10th tallest peak of the world will be inexpressible and beyond the language human beings. Besides, the base camp is believed to have presence of the Hindu goddesses - Annapurna and Gangapurna hence the area is taken as sacred place. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.


Day 8
6 Hours

Annapurna Base Camp - Bamboo (2,310m): 5 - 6 hrs
It is time to descend down and hence do not miss the opportunity to enjoy the tremendous sunrise view over the Himalayas in the morning. The descend trail to Bamboo passes through Machhapuchhre Base Camp, Deurali and Dovan. While in the trail you again enjoy the company of waterfalls, forests, and mesmerizing mountain views. Overnight at Bamboo.


Day 9
6 Hours

Bamboo - Jhinu Dada (1,760m): 5 - 6 hrs
Today’s journey again follows ascending and descending trails while moving forth towards Jhinu Dada. The trail at first reaches to Kuldi Ghar then to Sinuwa and eventually crosses Lower and Upper Chhomrong before getting to Jhinu Danda – a hill famous for greeting with hot springs. Enjoy the taste of relax bath in the natural hot spring of Jhinu Dada. Overnight at Jhinu Dada.


Day 10
7 Hours

Jhinu Dada - Nayapul - Pokhara: 6 - 7 hrs
While descending down the trail crosses Kyumi village,Syauli Bazaar and Birethantito reach at Nayapul - the starting point of trekking section of this trip. From Nayapul, you will be connected with Pokharain an hour’s drive. Next, you again make a short excursion around the famous cultural and natural landmarks of Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.


Day 11
6 Hours

Pokhara to Kathmandu: 5 - 6 hrs drive
This will be another interesting tourist bus journey in which you can enjoy scenic greeneries, rivers, villages, farms, and mountain views. The scenic drive eventually lands you in Kathmandu. In Kathmandu you will be taken to your hotel where you can take rest or may stroll around the streets of Thamel for souvenir shopping or may explore around popular tourist attractions nearby Thamel.


Day 12
1 Hours

Departure from Nepal
The 12 days Annapurna Sanctuary Trek comes to an end today. Before 3 hours of scheduled flight, our representatives will take you to airport. On your way to home, we hope, you will have plenty of time to plan your next adventure trip in the Himalayas. Or you can extend your Nepal stay for few more days. (B)



WHAT'S INCLUDED
    • Regular transfers to/from airport and hotel
    • 2 overnights twin share accommodation at centrally located  2 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • 2 overnights twin share accommodation at centrally located  2 star hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
    • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist coach
    • Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara in comfortable private vehicle(s)
    • Trekking based on best available teahouse/lodges
    • Skilled trekking crew: experienced trekking leader and porters inclusive of their salary, insurance, meals and accommodation
    • Trekking gear: down jacket, sleeping bag,(bags and jackets are to be returned after the trek)
    • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) Permit
    • Trekking permit: Annapurna Conservation area entry permit
    • Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking map
    • Complete first aid medical kit
    • Company services and all required government taxes/royalties
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
    • Nepal  Visa Fee
    • International flights
    • All meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
    • Emergency medical treatment costs, including hospital charges and air ambulance fees
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled water, etc.)
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early departure from the mountain
    • Tips and gratuities to the guide/porters
TRAVELER REVIEWS
  
CANCELLATION
      • The date on which the request to cancel is received by the Company will determine the cancellation charge applicable.
      • The cancellation fees excluding insurance are expressed hereafter:
        • 60 days or more before departure      : Loss of deposit
        • 59-21 days before departure               : 50% of cost of services booked
        • Less than 21 days before departure  : 100% of cost of services booked
REFUND

    Your refund request will be answered and processed as soon as possible. If you do not receive the reply within 24 hours, please call the office immediately. Payment will be done via any means preferred by you.

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