Nepal Highpoint Trekking & Expedition

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Overview

“Unmatched beauty of the sanctuary and base camp in the heart of Mt. Annapurna The one and only short, scenic treks to Annapurna Base Camp in whole Himalaya From warm temperature to cooler hills and towards the arctic zone of ice and glaciers Impressive farm villages of Gurung the hills tribe of Annapurna Himalaya range Beautiful forest covered with tall rhododendron-magnolia and pines tree lines Facing grand views of Annapurna and other range of mountains on daily walks.”

Introduction:

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking one of the shortest and most scenic adventures around whole Himalaya range, a great walks heading into the heart of massive Annapurna mountains within beautiful Sanctuary and at base camp. Annapurna Base Camp located within magnificent sanctuary enclosed within an amphitheater of peaks, a nice lovely walks without much problem catching high altitude symptoms, as a route to base camp takes you to a gradual and slow rise in altitude. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking certainly fascinates all visitors standing beneath world tenth highest Mt. Annapurna at above 8,091 m, (the first 8,000 meters mountains climbed to the summit in 1950 by French Expeditions much before Mt. Everest was conquered in 1953.). Annapurna Base Camp Trekking begins from scenic Pokhara city a beautiful spot blessed with the natural beauty of mountains and lakes, where the adventure starts and ends on this lovely city. The adventure leads to short drive at the foot of high hills and then on the uphill trail to reach several interesting Gurung villages of Ghandruk and Chomrong to reach Annapurna Base Camp. Walk leads into deep Modi River gorge covered within dense trees of rhododendron-oaks-pine and bamboos then finally reaching a high and wide beautiful plateau at Annapurna Sanctuary hidden behind an array of Annapurna peaks. Finally, walk leads to our final destination at Annapurna base camp the one and only base camp with facilities of the nice and cozy lodge with rooms facing outmost views of mountains of Annapurna. Enjoy marvelous time at Annapurna base camp surround by high mountains with glaciers and ice and then return journey leads to long descend back into green vegetation and tree lines to reach at a road-head for the drive to beautiful Pokhara for last overnight stop in Annapurna region. From Pokhara, where the exciting drive takes you back to Kathmandu after a wonderful experience and adventure on Annapurna Base Camp Trekking with great services of Yeti Mountain Treks.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, welcome you in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing (visit world heritage site)

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara 860 m -06 hrs journey

Day 04: Drive past Nayapul and trek to Tikhe Dhuga village - 05 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (Poonhill)- 06 hrs

Day 06:  Trek to Tadapani

Day 07:  Trek to Chhomrong 

Day 08:  Trek to Himalayan Hotel. 

Day 09:  Trek to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhare Base Camp

Day 10:  Trek to Babmoo 

Day 11:  Trek to Jhinu-Danda with hot spring 1,700m - 06 hrs.

Day 12: Trek to Karnde and drive to pokhara

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 14: International departure for homeward bound.

FAQs about Annapurna base camp trek
Q1. what is the accomodation like during trekking to ABC? 

Ans: In Kathmandu and pokhara we book tourist standard hotel and during trek you may accommodate in tea house or lodge.

Q2. If I want to stay in luxurious hotel in Pokhara, is it possible?

Ans: Yes, within the package you will accomodate in tourist stadard hotel. however, If you want luxurious hotel please let us know, we will arrange in best price.

Q3. I want to fly from kathmandu to Pokhara instead of tourist bus, is it possible? 

Ans: Yes, everday flight is available from kathmandu to pokhara, if you wish to fly please let us know, we will book flight and reduce tourist bus cost.

Q4. What currency should I take? 

Ans: Generally, you can bring USD or Euro or any other to the Kathmandu and exchange it in airport or other money exchange counter, however, you will not get exchange during trekking. So make sure that you have Nepalese currency with you during your trek. Also, some of banks are providing service that you can withdraw NPR from the ATM using your international master card.

Q5. Do I need fitness to trek? 

Generally, Annapurna Base Camp trekking requires 5-6 hours walk per day in average, and you may carry small bag with 6-8 KG. Some acclimation is required and you can decide whether you are fit enough for trekking or not.

 

Itenerary

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will pick you up from Kathmandu airport and transfer to your hotel in private car. On checking into your rooms getting refreshed briefing of the treks with other useful information.
Sightseeing around Kathmandu, as the valley is steeped with many world heritage sites and important monuments and religious-historical sites. You will visit Pashupatinath (Hindu Temple), Baudanath stupa, Swyambhunath stupa (Mokey temple), Patan durbar square.
Morning after your breakfast we start heading towards pokhara by comfortable tourist coach, where a drive leads to warmer low farm areas to reach Nepal Mid-West at Pokhara by the shore of beautiful Phewa Lake. Where all nice hotels located with views of lakes and Annapurna peaks overnight in the comfort tourist standard hotel in Pokhara.
With pleasant nigh-stop at Pokhara, morning leads with a short drive to reach the starting point of the trek at Nayapul town or beyond to Bhirethati village, a nice place on the side of Modi River. The walk starts heading with slow uphill trail overlooking snow peak views to reach Tikhedhunga, facing views of rolling hills and snow-capped peaks of Annapurna.
From Tikhe Dhunga catching morning views of Annapurna peaks, where walks lead to a short steep climb towards Ghorepani. After scenery walk for 6 hours we reach to Ghorepani poonhill for overnight stay.
After a nice overnight stop in Ghorepani poonhill morning starts walk towards Tadapani. High Himalayan view of Annapurna region, we reach to Tadapani for overnight stay.
Early morning after hot breakfast we start our trail towards Chhomrong, we ridge reaching gradual winding path paved with fine stonework to reach above Chomrong village and then a short descend to reach a nice and large village of Chomrong for overnight stop. One of the largest Gurung villages around Annapurna region and as well the last permanent human settlement on route to Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary where other areas beyond are just temporary settlement for trekkers.
We prepare path for nice location in Annapurna region, Himalayan hotel. Today we walk in the nice trail of Himalayan range. Stay overnight in Himalayan hotel.
After a refreshing overnight stop at Himalayan hotel our walk starts to reach our main highlight at Annapurna base camp, from through Machhapuchare where Annapurna Sanctuary starts right up to base camp, walk leads to short ups to reach a level ground on a huge field or a plateau within Sanctuary enclosed by array of peak and soon walk leads to a welcome sign-post of Annapurna Base Camp. Reaching our final destination and the highest spot at above 4,095 m high situated beneath towering Mt. Annapurna and range of other peaks of Vara-Shikar, Gangapurna with Annapurna South. Annapurna Base Camp, one and only base camp in whole Himalaya region with the facility of the nice and cozy lodge, where rooms face views of Annapurna peaks.
Enjoying lovely moments with awesome scenery of peaks at Annapurna base camp, a long walk today on the downhill with few short ups to reach a Bamboo place for an overnight stop, and back into tall tree lines and lush vegetation, after being on arctic zone climate at Annapurna base camp and sanctuary.
The return journey back to Chomrong with ups and downhill trail, from Chomrong hilltop our route diverts to another fresh new trail to reach at nice hill village at Jhinu located on a ridge with grand scenery of rolling hills and mountains. Jhinu provides refreshing natural hot-spring for interested people which is a mere distance downhill of half hour to the hot spring with two nice warm pools close to raging Modi-River.
Our last day of marvelous walks on Annapurna Base Camp trekking ends with downhill past farm villages following Modi River downstream to reach lower warm farm areas and rural village, where an exciting drive takes you back at beautiful Pokhara near to the shore of Phewa Lake for overnight in the comfort of nice hotels
Morning transfer for the journey back to Kathmandu where a drive leads on the scenic and interesting road past farm villages and towns and then uphill to reach Kathmandu valley and the city. After an exciting drive of 5-6 hours reaching Kathmandu and transfer to hotel with afternoon free for individual activities.
Last day in Nepal the country of Himalayan wonders and impressive cultures, as your international flight time transfer to the international airport in Kathmandu for home-ward bound or to respective destinations, after a memorable experience on Annapurna Base Camp Trekking with great services of Highpoint Trekking.

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What is Included?

    • Kathmandu airport pickup and drop
    • 3 nights hotel accomodation in tourist standard hotel in heart of kathmandu, Thamel with breakfast.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing with well trained city tour guide (Pashupatinath, Syambhunath, Baudanath, Patan city)
    • Pokhara kathmandu AC toruist bus transportation
    • 2 nights hotel accommodation in tourist standard hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
    • Pokhara to Nayapul - Kande or Phedi to pokhara transportation in private vehicle
    • A well trained and experienced, English speaking, trekking guide (his food, accomodation, insurance, salary).
    • Two guest = 1 porter (his food, accomodation, insurance, salary) included .
    • All meals during trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
    • Annapurna conservation area permit (ACAP).
    • Government permit (Trekkers information management system (TIMS) permit.
    • Accomodation during trekking (tea house/lodges/hotel).
    • Trekking equipments (sleeping bag and down jacket).
    • Trek completion certificate as award 
    • Farewell dinner
    • First Aid Kit.
    • All Government and local taxes.

    Note*

    1. If you would like to reduce any service included in package like, airport pick up drop, hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, poter, Kathmandu sightseeing, the cost will be reduced accrdingly. 

    2. If you would like to add any service which is not included in the package such as Kathmanu to Pokhara by flight or private car, Luxurious star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, white water rafting, Paragliding, Pokhara tour we will arrange accordingly and that is subjected to extra cost.

What is Excluded?

    • Your personal nature expenses and travel insurance.
    • Food during your stay in Kathmandu
    • Drinks (tea, coffee, coke, beer), beverage, hot shower and heater charge during trekking.
    • Entry permit for temple and stupa during Kathmandu sightseeing

Equipment Checklist

Equiment Checklist
Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a trek to Everest Base Camp or any other tea-house trek in Nepal.  Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

  • Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)

CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

  • Moisture wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightwight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)

FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)

SLEEPING BAG

  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack

DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
  • Waterproof cover for daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes

FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

  • Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hair brush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Ear plugs for sleeping

OTHER ITEMS

  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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