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ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREKKING (ANNAPURNA HIMALAYA)

annapurna base camp trek 14 days

Annapurna Base Camp trek 14 days

“trekking right into the heart of Annapurna Himalaya around Sanctuary with grand views”

Annapurna Base Camp trek 14 days, leads you to most beautiful areas and in the midst of high Annapurna Himalaya at Base Camp within picturesque sanctuary where you will be encircled by high peaks in the comfort of nice and cozy lodge accompanied by our expert guides. Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 days, a fascinating journey where you can marvel amazing views of mountains on daily walks from the start to an end at scenic Pokhara, a lovely warm place blesses with awesome scenery of rolling green hills and white snow capped peaks which reflects on its serene Phewa and Begnas lakes.

From Pokhara taking a short drive to begin our adventure of little over a week duration heading into cool alpine forest of tall rhododendron and pines trees as the walk leads past lovely villages of Bhirethati-Ghandruk and Chomrong inhabited by Gurung tribes of people, finally our walk leads right into the heart of Annapurna massive range of mountains at base camp within Annapurna sanctuary. After an enjoyable and wonderful time around Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary our adventure concludes with downhill walk towards Pokhara through nice villages of Jhinu-Landruk and Potana.

Annapurna Base camp Trek 14 days offers panorama of mountains of world 10th highest Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545 ft) and 07th highest Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Vara-Shikar peaks / Annapurna Fang, Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Huin-chuli, Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft), Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft) includes Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish-tail) the unclimbed virgin peak with Lamjung Himal and world 8th highest Manaslu (8,163 m).

Annapurna Base Camp trek 14 days

Outline itinerary     

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and trek preparation.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara 860 m – 06 hrs drive.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul 1,100m and trek to Ghandruk 1,951 m – 04 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Chomrong 2,060 m – 06 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050m – 06 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,720m – 06 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130m – 04 hrs.

Day 09: Trek to Bamboo – 06 hrs.

Day 10: Trek to Jhinu-Danda with hot spring 1,700m – 05 hours.

Day 11: Trek to Potana 1,900 m – 05 hrs.

Day 12: Trek to Kande 1,460m via Australian Camp and drive to Pokhara.

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

Day 14: International departure for home ward bound.

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu from respective international flight.

On arrival in Kathmandu received by our guide with short drive to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city, where you will join with other members of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, here our guide will brief with information regarding trekking – hotels-culture with do’s and don’ts, includes welcome dinner in a nice and typical Nepali restaurant with culture programs.


Day 02: Morning tour of Katmandu afternoon trek preparations.

In Kathmandu free day for individual activities and shopping souvenirs or join in our interesting tour of Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur, full of world heritage site of historical-culture and religious importance, afternoon preparation for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.


Day 03: Drive to Pokhara 950m - 06 hrs journey distance 220 k.m.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking starts with an overland drive on Nepal’s main busy and interesting highway towards picturesque Pokhara valley, drive leads through Himalayan foothills around towns and farm villages with wonderful country landscapes, after an exciting drive reaching at famous touristic Pokhara, and then transfer to your hotels near beautiful Phewa Lake with afternoon free for short walks (options by air of 30 minutes scenic flight to Pokhara).


Day 04: Drive to Nayapul 1,100m begin trek to Ghandruk 1,951m -04 hrs.

After a fine time in Pokhara with the views of Annapurna and Machhapuchare peaks, morning few hour drive to Nayapul to start our wonderful walk by the river Modi reaching a nice Bhirethati village with waterfalls and passing through many farm villages and then following the river for few hours with uphill on stone steps to reach our first overnight stop in Ghandruk.

Ghandruk Gurung village and the gateway of many trekking destination to Annapurna area trekking destination, Gurung are farmers and cattle herders of Tibetan Buddhist religions and culture, after lunch free to explore the village and Gurung museum.


Day 05: Trek to Chomrong 2,060 m - 06 hours.

Morning walk leads to a short climb at Kimrong hill and then descend towards a valley walking into cool forest, on reaching Kimrong river valley and the village, an uphill for few hours to the top of Chomrong village, a short downhill brings you at Chomrong village for overnight stop in a nice lodge, this is the last permanent Gurung village and gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary and Base Camp.


Day 06: Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050m - 06 hours.

After Chomrong morning walk leads to downhill over terraced farm fields and to Chomrong river, after crossing a bridge with a climb for an hour to Sinuwa-Danda a small place with few lodges offering great views, from here walk leads into dense forest to Bamboo, located by the Modi River in the middle of bamboo, rhododendron and oaks forest.

From here an hour walk with gradual up brings at Dovan for overnight stop, situated in the middle of a forest within Modi River gorge.


Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,720m via Deurali - 06 hrs.

From here on air gets cooler and fresher as the walk leads towards Annapurna Sanctuary and at Base Camp, starting on gradual winding path with uphill to Himalaya Hotel near Hinko Cave, beneath of Hiunchuli peak. From here an hour walk to Deurali with number of good lodge before Machhapuchare Base Camp, from here on vegetation and tree lines ends with only high alpine bushes and shrubs, our walk climbs following Modi River upstream all the way to Machhapuchare Base Camp for overnight stop.

The place with few lodges located beneath Mt. Machhapuchare North Face, from here onwards starts the Annapurna Sanctuary.


Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4, 095m - 04 hours.

After a wonderful morning with views of Annapurna, today a short walk to reach at Annapurna base camp, walk leads uphill onto higher areas with stunning views of Annapurna peaks that encircle the sanctuary with Annapurna I right in front of path.After a pleasant scenic walk reaching at Annapurna Base Camp, a marvelous place with few lodges for overnight stay, offers awesome views of surrounding peaks that encircles this lovely spot at base camp, afternoon at leisure and enjoy the views.

Annapurna area was first explored by the British Adventure Col. James O.M. ‘Jimmy’ Roberts in the year 1956 and exposed to the world as the ‘Sanctuary of Gods’. The Sanctuary has been christened as “Annapurna Sanctuary” ever since.


Day 09: Trek to Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hours.

After a marvelous time at Annapurna base camp, morning walk leads downhill all the way to Deurali, then with few ups and downs back into forest to reach at Bamboo for overnight stop.


Day 10: Trek to Jhinu-Danda 1,700m via Chomrong 06 hours.

From here a short steep up to Khuldi-Ghar, then downhill into dense forest to Sinuwa-danda, from here our path descends to Chomrong Khola. After crossing a bridge an uphill walk for an hour to Chomrong village for rest or lunch stop. From here a short climb to the top of Chomrong ridge, then our route leads downhill on stone steps to Jhinu-Danda for overnight stop, just 20 minutes walk takes you at refreshing hot spring near Modi River.


Day 11: Trek to Potana 1, 900 m - 05 hrs.

Morning walk on downhill for an hour to Modi River, then over a bridge  with short climb to Landruk village, after a short stop continue walk on winding trail passing terraced farm fields and villages then reaching a small forested area, from here climb for 45 minutes to Deurali ridge at 2,150 m with splendid views of mountains and valley.

After Deurali a nice pleasant walk through forest with grand views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu including Mt. Dhaulagiri and Fish Tail peak, after a nice walk reaching at Potana village for last overnight stop in the high hills of Annapurna area.


Day 12: Trek to Kande 1,460 m via Australian Camp drive to Pokhara.

Today last walk of the adventure, morning walk leads with fantastic views heading uphill for a while into cool forest then reaching at Thulo- kharka also called Australian Camp, offers incredible panorama of Annapurna and Manaslu mountains, after a wonderful stop with views, last leg of the journey leads downhill to Kande village on the road-head of Beni / Pokhara Highway. From here an hour of good drive reaches you at scenic Pokhara by the lake Phewa.


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

After an enjoyable time on high hills and mountains around Nepal North West on Annapurna Base Camp Trekking with grand views, morning depart for Kathmandu with an interesting overland drive to Kathmandu after a grand time within heart of Annapurna Himalaya trekking, on reaching Kathmandu afternoon free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.


Day 14: International departure for home ward bound.

As per your flight time our guide and staff transfers you at the airport after an enjoyable and great time on Annapurna Base Camp Trekking around amazing Nepal Himalaya.


What are included ?

  • Airport pick up & Transfer to hotel.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis (Tourist Standard Hotel to Five Star deluxe Hotel in Kathmandu as you prefer).
  • Government  license holder Trekking Guide.
  • Cook, Kitchen staff, Sherpa and Porters for carrying your rucksack during trekking.
  • Hot and cold drinks. (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk, and juice).
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion &  if you wants to use your own material you are free to bring them).
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour with private vehicle as mentioned  in itinerary.
  • Accommodation, fare, meal, equipment’s  and salary & Insurance for trekking guide and porters.
  • Government Tax.
  • Airport drop.

What are not included ?

  • Nepal Visa fee & Entrancee fees during kathmandu Tour.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water.)
  • Bar bills (alcoholic drinks,  mineral water, cigarettes, client’s personal insurance and any kind of unforeseen and personal expenses.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Tips for guides and porters.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed.

Important documents and items

  1. Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  2. Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  3. 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
  4. Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler’s checks, etc.
  5. Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of your).

General

  1. 4 seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be  returned after the trek).
  2. Duffel or Rucksack bag  & suitcase (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trek).
  3. Daypack
  4. Down Jacket (Optional/we can provide if you need one but is to be returned after the trek).

Upper Body – Head / Eyes  / Ears

  1. Shade hat or baseball cap – to keep the sun off your ears and neck.
  2. Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover  your ears.
  3. Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
  4. Glacier glasses, Headlamp
  5. Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric)  shell jacket.
  6. Down vest and/or  jacket*.
  7. A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth   if you feel you will need it (optional).

Hand

  1. 1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone on mild days or as a layer inside other gloves / mitts for additional warmth.
  2. 1 pair warm gloves
  3. Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn’t be necessary on the trek.
  4. Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient (optional).

Core Body

  1. T-shirts (2).
  2. Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
  3. Fleece jacket or pullover.
  4. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
  5. 2 women sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton!
  6. Long shirts (2)

Lower Body – Feet

  1. 2 pairs nylon hiking shorts – Quick drying type, not cotton!
  2. Underwear, stay away from cotton (4).
  3. 1 pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and  bottom  preferable.
  4. 2 pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
  5. 1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from the top and bottom – this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
  6. 1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
  7. All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.

Feet

  1. 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks.
  2. 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  3. 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”).
  4. 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  5. Cotton socks (optional).
  6. Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version.

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well.)

  1. Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  2. Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  3. 1 skin-blister repair kit
  4. Anti-diarrhea pills
  5. Anti-headache pills
  6. Cough and/or cold medicine
  7. Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  8. Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  9. Water purification tablets or water filter
  10. 1 set of earplugs
  11. Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

 Miscellaneous

  1. Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  2. Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
  3. Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its’ effectiveness over time.
  4. Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
  5. Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
  6. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
  7. 2 bandanas.

Extras/Luxuries

  1. Reading book
  2. Trail map/guide book
  3. Journal and pen
  4. iPod
  5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  6. 1 modest swim suit
  7. Binoculars (optional)
  8. Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  9. Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  10. Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow