Annapurna Base Camp Trek 13N/14D


Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the famous trekking trails of Nepal. Pokhara, a city of lakes and the second popular tourist destination of Nepal is the gateway to Annapurna Region. The region is full of amazing landscapes, the Himalayan ranges, the snow-capped peaks, the beautiful trail full of rhododendron forests and beautiful streams here and there. The region is also rich in magnificent sceneries, the terraced farmlands, the culture, traditions and many more. 

Annapurna Base Camp trek begins at Kathmandu followed by the drive to Pokhara. From Pokhara we start our trek up the Himalayas. The beauty of natural Nepal is more than exhilarating. The sceneries outstanding and the typical Nepali villages are heartwarming. The kind people of the Himalayas makes one feel like at home. Their gestures make the person want to stay there for many more days. The trail along the luscious rhododendron forests, oak trees, and maple trees is beautiful. Thus, come celebrate the beauty of Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Odea services and feel the heaven on earth.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu:
Our airport representative will receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and transfer to your hotel. Depending upon the time of your arrival, pre-trip meeting will be hosted either on the first day or the first hour of the second day. During the evening, you will be taken for a traditional Nepali welcome dinner with cultural performances.Overnight at a Hotel. Welcome dinner included.


Day 02: Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu:
After your morning breakfast, you will be received by your guide for the sightseeing at Kathmandu. The sites you will be taken for are:
SwoyambhuNath Stupa: Located on the top of the hill, Swoyambhunath Stupa is a Buddhist holy site also known as the monkey temple. The dome shaped Stupa with eyes on all four sides is absolutely beautiful. The view of the whole Kathmandu valley from the top of the stupa is breath taking. 
Kathmandu Durbar Square: Located at the heart of Kathmandu, Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the ancient palaces in Kathmandu Valley; Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square being the other two. The Durbar Square comprises of a palace, a courtyard, the temples and various statues.
Pashupatinath Temple: The holy Hindu temple, Pashupatinath is the temple of Lord Shiva and also comprises of many other temples. This UNESCO world heritage site is magnificent in structure and the holy Bagmati River that flows alongside is where cremation rituals is performed.
Boudhanath Stupa: Situated to the north eastern outskirts of Kathmandu, this is another holy place for the Buddhists. The dome, mandala, pinnacle, the umbrella and the whole Stupa itself is a true work of art and beauty. Recently renovated Stupa post-earthquake gives the serenity in the crowded city.
Overnight at hotel. Breakfast included.


Day 03: Drive/Fly to Pokhara. Sightseeing at Pokhara.
After breakfast, depending on your travel choice, you can either opt to fly or drive to the famous city of lakes, Pokhara. You can confirm about the flight/drive during the booking confirmations. The flight takes approximately 25-0 minutes whereas the drive takes you around 7 hours to reach this popular destination. Upon reaching the city, you are met and transferred to the hotel by our representative. The rest of the time can be spent by sightseeing around the Fewa Lake, boating etc.Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast Included.
 
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri(2070 m):
After breakfast, we head on to Nayapul, the trekking point after a drive of 1:30 hours from Pokhara through a private vehicle. We start our trek from Nayapul and walk towards Ulleri (2070 m) crossing the beautiful village of Birethantiand Tikhedhungafrom the bank of BhurungdiKhola. The trek will take around 5-6 hours.Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.  


Day 05: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2657m) – 4 to 5 hours
The morning breakfast takes us from Ulleriheading towards Ghorepani. As we move ahead, the Himalayan ranges seems closer to us. The walk through the rhododendron forests, oak trees is overwhelming. Along the way we are able to have an up close view of Fishtail, Hiunchuli and Annapurna South. We follow the trail full of forests, streams flowing here and there and the gigantic Himalayas ahead of us. After walking for next 4 to 5 hours we reach Ghorepani (2675 m).Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included. 


Day 6: Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m) and Trek to Tadapani (2675m) – 6 hours
We wake up early this day and hike up the Poon hill. The hike takes around an hour to reach the top of the hill to view the extravagant sunrise through the mountains and the changing color of the horizons. Upon sunrise, you can clearly see the mountain ranges of Mt. Dhulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), VarahaShikar (7847m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna I (7937m), Machhapuchhare (6993m), Annapurna IV (7525m), LamjungHimal (6931m) etc. the morning view is exhilarating. We return back to the guesthouse, have our breakfast and head out for Tadapani. 
The trail to Tadapani first climbs up the hills and starts to descend time and again. The trail continues through the rhododendron forests, the oak trees and the Himalayas accompanies us. After the ascents and descents for around 4hours we finally reach Tadapani.
Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included. 


Day 07:  Tadapani to Sinuwa (2310m) – 4 hours
The trek from Tadapani takes us through the beautiful rhododendron forests. The trail descends down at first and again ascends gently through the forests. You can hear the beautiful chirping of the birds throughout the trail. The trail is silent and the forest dense. After walking for almost 4 hours we finally reach Sinuwa.
Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.


Day 08:  Sinuwa to Deurali (3150m) – 5 hours
After the morning breakfast at Sinuwa, the trail ascends gently along the beautiful and dense forests of rhododendron trees and an oak trees. After walking for few hours we reach the first town of Dovan at the altitude of 2,630 m. there are few lodges and camp sites here. After resting for some time we head off to Deurali. The walk will be of 5 hours today. 
Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.


Day 09: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)
We wake up early in the morning and start our walk to the Base Camp. We begin the trail towards Machapuchhre (Fish tail) Base Camp. The trail ascends gradually at first and steeply over the mountain side. The trek to both the MBC and ABC is a bit strenuous but the spectacular vista of Machhapuchhre rewards our trail very enjoyable. We reach MBC by early afternoon and we now continue to walk towards the ABC. The trail gives us the insight of the snow boulders melting and forming small streams. We can have the best views of the vertical south face of Annapurna abovethe sanctuary. The Base Camp allows you to be the part of a 360 degree panoramic view of the mountains which will be more than breath taking. The mountains we can see from here are Machhapuchre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiuchuli and many other peaks.
Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.


Day 10: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m).
Today we trek from the Base camp to Bamboo which takes approximately 6-7 hours. From the Annapurna base camp we retrace our steps to Bamboo. Today’s trek will mostly comprise of a downhill so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Besides, we will always have the company of the extraordinary landscape to motivate us to walk further. 
Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.


Day 11: Trek from Bamboo to JhinuDanda (1780m).
After the morning breakfast we trek down towards JhinuDanda today. We continue our trek from Bamboo to Sinuwa from where we will walk towards Lower Chomrong. From Lower Chomrong, the trail ascends on the stone stair cases and we finally reach upper Chomrong. From Upper Chomrong, we walk towards JhinuDanda. The walk will be of 5 to 6 hours in total.
Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.


Day 12: Trek to NayaPul then drive to Pokhara.
Bidding farewell to the Himalayas, we trek down to Nayapul, from where we started our trek. We walk by the forests, the terraced farmlands, the river sides and finally reach Nayapul. FromNayapul we will drive back to Pokhara. 
The rest of the time at Pokhara can be utilized by strolling along the lake sides and enjoying the evening.Overnight at a Hotel. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 13: Fly/ Drive back to Kathmandu 
Wake up early morning and prepare to head back to Kathmandu. You can opt for flight or a drive which will take 30 mins and 7 hours respectively. The confirmation of the travel choice can be made during the bookings. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will be met and transferred back to the hotel. 
Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included. 


Day 14: Transfer to the International Airport for departure
This is your last day in Kathmandu. After breakfast, you will be fetched upon by our guide; 3 hours prior to your flight time and drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure.Breakfast Included.

 

Any dates.

Includes
  • Airport Pick up & Drop/sightseeing by private vehicle
  • Twin sharing deluxe accommodation at Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Welcome dinner with culture show.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with Guide
  • Transportation/Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation in tea house during trek
  • Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, TIMS )
  • A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide(One Porter between each two clients while on trek)
  • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staff
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes.

What makes this trip different than others: We are working together with Village Environment Nepal a non-political and non-profit social organization. We contribute our support to the remote village of Panch Khuwa Deurali and many others villages (Gorkha and all over Nepal) through donation, sponsorship and partnership in various projects.

For more details, visit Village Environment website www.ven.org.np and Face book page: https://www.facebook.com/VillageEnvironmentNepal?ref=hl.

Accommodation:

Kathmandu& Pokhara: we will arrange any category hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara as per your request.

Mountain Region: During the trekking, we will arrange you accommodation at standard tea house or lodge. Room on twin sharing basis.

Meal:

Kathmandu& Pokhara: We offer you breakfast in the hotel in Kathmandu& Pokhara but you have to pay your own lunch and dinner.

Trekking: We will provide all meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the trekking in Mountain area.

Guide & Porter during the trekking:

We will provide a professional trekking guide (license holder) and insured staffs as well. The number of porter depends on group size. We will provide their salary, accommodation, insurance, medicine and meals during trekking.

Personal gears & equipments need during trekking:

•         Sleeping bag

•         Down Jacket

•         Gloves

•         Warm Jacket

•         Cotton t-shirts

•         Cotton pants

•         Sun hat

•         Sun cream lotion

•         Handkerchief

•         Sun glasses

•         Comfortable hiking boots

•         Slipper

•         walking poles (if necessary)

•         Flash light with extra batteries

•         Extra batteries for camera

•         Raincoat

•         Medicines ad first aid kits

•         Backpack- with outsider pockets to handle smaller items. You may buy this stuff in Kathmandu and you can hire some stuff from shop.

Travel Insurance:

All trekkers / travelers are requested to insure their travel insurance before heading to Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Please note that the insurance should be covered medical, air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and all treatment costs.

Does not include
  • International Airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Entrance fee in Kathmandu& Pokhara
  • Boating in fewa lake
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips, any expenses of personal nature, clients insurance
  • Soft/hard drinks
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
  • Anything not specified in cost include section
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