Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp

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price from US$ 1200 /person

Annapurna Base Camp (4,320m) will allow you to stand face-to-face with the world’s most dangerous mountain to Climb (not trek…) – Annapurna I (8.091 m). Only having 10 days for trekking this trek is without doubt a great option.

Highlights

  • An authentic and real trekking experience, considering the rather short trekking duration.
  • Great trail and landscape, the closer you get to Annapurna Base Camp.
  • In close proximity to the city Pokhara, also worthwhile exploring after the trek.

Trek Facts

  • Trekking Difficulty: Level 2 – Moderate
  • Remoteness: Not Remote
  • Pricing: Cheap (#USD spent/day)
  • Best Season: March-May and October-November
  • Accommodation type: Guesthouses & Lodges
  • Restricted Permits: No. 
  • Max elevation: 4,320 m, Annapurna Base Camp
  • Accessible during Winter (Dec-Jan): No. Normally too much snow. Risk of avalanches.

DETAIL PROGRAM

Day 1 KATHMANDU

Arrival in Kathmandu and processing of entry formalities in the country. Meeting with our representative and transfer to hotel. Accommodation in the reserved room. Free dinner. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2 KATHMANDU

Breakfast at the hotel. Whole day guided tour: Pashupati, dedicated to the god Shiva, one of the most important temples of this religion. On the Bagmati ghat the dead are burned, while the faithful do the puja (prayer and worship) on the Shiva lingam and holy men sit on the ground receiving offers of the pilgrims.

Visit the wonderful stupa Boudnath, where is the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, surrounded by monasteries and houses painted in bright colors. Near the spectacular building festooned with prayer flags, among the many pigeons that flutter among the tourists, hovering Tibetan monks shaved head and maroon robes. Before making the rounds ritual of the dome in a clockwise direction we go through the streets around the stupa.

Continue to Swayambhunath, also called "Monkey Temple" for the large colony of monkeys that live there; the largest Buddhist complex overlooking the city, with the watchful eyes of the Buddha have been surveying the valley in every direction. The hill on which stands the temple was, according to legend, an island emerged on a large lake that engulfed the entire Kathmandu valley, its historical origins date back to 460 AD After the visit return to the hotel. Free meals. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3 Pokhara

Breakfast. Transfer by car to Pokhara (890 m, 210 km), on the road along the rivers Trisuli, Marshyangdi and Seti. Arrival at the hotel. Rest of the day free for relaxation and free visits. The Pokhara lakeside invites some walk on its banks. Free meals. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 4 Pokhara (820 m) - Nayapul (1070 m) (trekking start) - Ghandruk (1940m).

To start the morning with a private car Nayapul 45 Km. From where you start the walk on an easy and crowded street. After a small and prosperous village (Birethanti) we keep walking and cross the bridge Modi Khola (river) and again we continue our walk on the river bank. Another hour of walking flat / slightly downhill and arrive at Syauli Bazaar (1170m). the road is now on the bottom of the valley of the river, through a forest of beautiful birch trees, then next to the river on a path that runs along the extensive rice terraces. The trails continue to head the terraced hillside fields and after one hour walk we arrive at Kiumi where we stop for lunch. The road runs along the stone staircase uphill, then crosses high above the river on large paved stone. After 2 and a half hours of walking we reach Ghandruk (1940m), a Gurung village. Rest of the time we used to hike and explore the local area or visit Gurung museum. It also offers a magnificent view of the peaks of Annapurna South (7219 m), Himchuli (6441 m), Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail -6993 m), Annapurna III (7555 m), Gangapurna (7454).

Overnight in the lodge.

Day 5 GANDRUK - Chomrong (2170m)

After breakfast, gradually climb for about 1½ hours until Kimrong Hill. Then after one hour walk up the hill you get to Kimrong Khola. It takes about 2 1/2 - 3 hours to reach Taglung where we stop for lunch. Continue for about 30 minutes to get to Chomrong. We can see the Annapurna South (7219 m), Himchuli (6441 m), Machhapuchhare (6993 m). Overnight in the lodge.

Day 6 Chomrong - Dovan (2505 m) - HIMALAYA (2,920 m)

After breakfast we depart for Dovan with a descent of a stone staircase and then cross the khola of Chhomrung. Going above the Modi Khola on its western shores, crossing bamboo forests, rhododendron and oak. After climbing up rocky ridge and can be reached Sinuwa (2250 m), two hours walk. Continue through the rhododendron forest, climbing to Kuldi. From Kuldi, ride down a long staircase steep stone between bamboo forests and rhododendrons up to Bamboo. From Sinuwa in Bamboo, about 2 hours. Following an hour of walking towards Dovan (2505) where we stop for lunch. From here we can see the Machhapuchhare (6993 m).

From Dovan the trail is muddy and high above the river, but it is not a problem for those who suffer from vertigo because bamboo curtains block the view of the river and the waterfall, then through a landslide and another valley up get to the Himalayas. Overnight in simple lodge Himalayas.

Day 7 HIMALAYA to Deurali (3200 m) AT BASE CAMP Machhapuchhre (3700 m)

After breakfast a walk of about an hour on foot to the Cave of Hinku (3100 m) and after another hour walk will take us to Deurali. From here we can get the view of Machhapuchhare (6993 m), Annapurana III (7555 m). Overnight in the lodge at Camp Machhapuchhare Base.

Day 8 MACCHRAPUCHARE BASE CAMP - ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP (4130m)

After breakfast in 2/3 hour climb you get to Annapurna Base Camp, where we stop for the night. We can see the view of Annapurna South (7219 m), Himchuli (6441 m), Baraha Shikhar (7647), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Machhapuchhare (6993 m). Those who wish can climb a hill at 4500 above sea level. Overnight in lodge Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 9 ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP-BAMBOO (2335 m)

It leaves the Annapurna Sanctuary and fell back through the gorge of the Modi Khola Bamboo (2430 m, approx 4-5 hours trek). Overnight in the lodge.

Day 10 Bamboo- CHHOMRUNG (2170m)

Morning departure from Bamboo, the short distance you are muddy, then down a long steep stone staircase to go up through the bamboo forest of bamboo and rhododendron to Kuldi, 2300 meters. The trail continues up to Sinuwa at 2,250 meters. Stop for lunch at Sinuwa. After lunch we set off to Chhomrung. From Sinuwa the path is downhill to Modi Khola. After crossing the river, hiking the steep climbs to Chhomrung. About 5/6 hour walk. Overnight the simple lodge.

Day 11 CHHOMRUNG - Tolka (1700m)

Morning departure from Chhomrung to the Hot Spring hill through villages and terraced fields. The trek is very easy to Nayapul where you stop for lunch. After lunch we cross the new bridge and climb to Landrung. From Landrung, is an easy walk through fields, a school and some unusual homes oval, then dropped to Tolka, a small settlement at 1710 meters. Total 5-6 hours on foot. We can see the view of Annapurna South (7219 m) and Himchuli (6441 m). Overnight in the lodge.

Day 12 Tolka - Dhampus (1650 m) - Phedi (1130 m) - Pokhara (820 m)

The trail emerges into the main Modi Khola valley arrampicadosi through woods full of birds, ferns and orchids in a huge side canyon of the Modi Khola. After crossing a river on a suspension bridge at 1690 meters, the trail descends to Bichok (also known as Bheri Kharka). They go through forests up to a clearing on the hill at 2010 meters, from where you can see the tops. Stop for lunch. From Deurali all the way is downhill to Dhampus to 1580 meters. It takes approx. 2 and a half. an hour. A Dhampus meeting with the driver and transfer by jeep to Pokhara. Arrival at the hotel. Free dinner. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 13  Pokhara - KATHMANDU

Breakfast. Transfer by car to Kathmandu. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Free meals. Overnight.

Day 14 KATHMANDU VALLEY

Breakfast. In the morning he will visit Patan, according to UNESCO World Heritage Site and probably the oldest city in the Valley. The fairy-tale parade of buildings - Hindu and Buddhist shrines, palaces, stately homes - from elegantly superimposed roofs, recalls the splendours of the past and brings back the clock of time.

Continue to visit Bakhtapur, a beautifully restored medieval town that retains a strong traditional character. Here the artistic and cultural and social life is present in alleys, underpasses, courtyards, plazas, temples and palaces. Drive back to Kathmandu. Free meals. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 15 KATHMANDU - BUNGMATI - Khokana -KATHMANDU

Breakfast at the hotel. Next, visit Bungmati village located south of Kathmandu, founded in the sixteenth century. Famous for being the site of the summer residence of the God Rato Machehendra. Another stop will be made to Khokana, where you can watch the mustard oil processing at the hands of local farmers. Furthermore Stop at Kirtipur, which offers a view of the western portion of the Kathmandu valley, scattered from Himalayan snow peaks. Finally, stop at the Gorge Chovar. Drive back to Kathmandu. Free meals. Overnight.

Day 16 Kathmandu

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out until 12:00, you can leave your luggage in the hotel storage. Free day for shopping or individual visits. Transfer to the airport in time for the return flight to Italy.

Departure by scheduled flight to Milan via Doha. Meals and overnight on board.

Teahouse accommodation during the trek

All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek

All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary

An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide

Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)

All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)

Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

All government and local taxes

3 Meals a day.

ACAP trek permit fees.

TIMS card fees.

Meals not indicated in the itinerary

Items of a personal nature such as laundry, phone calls, postage and alcoholic beverages

Spa services (if available for an extra charge)

Hot water or hot shower

Mobile charge fees

Pre or post trip accommodation, or additional accommodation due to weather delays

Travel Insurance (compulsory)

Flights and airport taxes

Visas

Tips/gratuities to Guide and Porter

Medical treatment and evacuation charges

Applicable taxes

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