Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
Annapurna base camp trekking 16 days
Within high green hills covered with tall rhododendron-magnolia and pines tree lines Walk from low warm paddy fields to cooler alpine hills to the vast arctic zone of ice and glaciers Explore traditional Gurung farm villages of great interest with colorful culture and old customs Start & End at picturesque Pokhara valley blessed with the natural beauty of mountains and lakes.
Well Plan Trekking presents one of the most scenic adventures with the combination of local colorful culture in the Annapurna region, an ideal holiday in Nepal for all types of travelers of a week duration walk from low warm paddy fields to cooler high green hills to remorseless fields of ice and glaciers at picturesque Annapurna sanctuary and its base camp.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 16 days leads you from moderate to adventurous walks as the journey progress heading high scenic hills covered within enchanting woodland of tall rhododendron (Nepal national flower), magnolia, pines, oaks, and fir tree lines and into traditional farm villages of Gurung people the hill tribe of Annapurna region interwoven with Buddhism and local age-old sect spiritual practice.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 16 days An adventure for all age groups from family, school/college groups to corporate people and for veteran trekkers and adventurers, as this marvelous Annapurna Base Camp Trekking does not involve much high altitude on walks except at base camp which is above 4,130 m high, walking gradually and gaining heights slowly where you get acclimatized before you reach the highest spot of the adventure at Annapurna Base Camp.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts with an exciting overland drive from Kathmandu to reach Nepal Mid West at Pokhara city within a scenic green valley blessed with Annapurna Himalayan peaks including magnificent Machhapuchare Himal that reflects on its calm and beautiful Phewa and Begnas Lakes. From Pokhara short ride to the starting point of the trek where the walk leads you on the mid-hills within lovely cool forested areas and into impressive villages following the raging Modi River right up to its glacial source at Annapurna Base Camp within a wonderful Sanctuary enclosed within the array of peaks.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking via Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the one and only adventure in the whole Himalayas where you can view mountains in the comfort of nice and cozy local lodges with rooms facing stunning scenery of peaks and dramatic landscapes. After a marvelous and enjoyable time at Annapurna base camp and within scenic Sanctuary our fabulous walk ends with a short drive back to Pokhara by the serene Phewa Lake to conclude one of the best and most marvelous trekking in the whole Himalayas at Annapurna base camp trekking. If you want to explore the 11 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek package here.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,345 m and then transfer to respective Hotels
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara 860 m – 06 hrs journey (via flights 30 mins on air)
Day 03: Drive beyond Nayapul and trek to ulleri village 1,740 m -06hrs
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani Village2,845m -04 hrs
Day 05: Hike pun hill and continue walking to Tadapani 2,680 m-06 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Chhomrong 2,020 m-06hrs
Day 07: Trek to Dovan 2,610 m-06 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Deurali 3,200 m -05 hrs
Day 09: Trek to Annapurna base camp 4,131 m -06 hrs
Day 10: Trek back to Bamboo 2,345m-06 hrs
Day 11: Trek to Jhinu village 1,780 m-06 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Tolka 1,700 m 06 hrs
Day 13: Trek to Dhampus 1500 m 06 hrs
Day 14: Trek to Phedi and drive back to Pokhara
Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels
Day 16: International departure for homeward bound or to respective country
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,345 m and then transfer to respective Hotels
On reaching Kathmandu via respective airlines well received by company guides and staff for a short drive in the hub of Kathmandu city where your hotels located. After checking into your lovely rooms and getting refreshed join in at the Hotel lobby for a group briefing regarding treks and other useful information to make your stay in Nepal enjoyable and pleasant.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara 860 m - 06 hrs journeys (via flights 30 mins on air).
Annapurna Base Camp trekking begins with the overland drive to Nepal Mid West taking a comfortable coach or in Tourist Bus to reach scenic Pokhara, a beautiful and leading touristic place in all Himalayas range, with warm sub-tropical temperatures and close views of Annapurna Himalaya with Mt. Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’.On reaching Pokhara transfer to respective hotels by the Phewa Lake with views of Annapurna and Machhapuchare peak, afternoon at leisure for short walks around the lakeside. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 03: Drive beyond Nayapul and trek to Ulleri village 1,740 m - 06 hrs.
Morning departs from the hotel taking a short drive where the journey takes you beyond Pokhara, a valley facing views of Manaslu and Annapurna Himalaya. On reaching Nayapul following Modi River to Bhirethati village from here drive leads further past farm villages and terraced fields to reach Hille on the foothills of Annapurna, where our first-day walk begins heading for high hills on stone steps to reach the nice and lovely village at Ulleri with views of Annapurna peaks. From this small farm village, our first-day walk starts heading north with the steep climb on the stone-paved steps to Jhinu village located on a high scenic ridge, from this village a short walk downhill leads you to a natural hot spring by the Modi River. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani village 2,845 m - 04 hrs.
The morning begins heading uphill to reach a ridge above Ulleri and Bhanthati villages, as the walk continues on the gradual winding path into the deep forest covered with tall rhododendron-magnolia-
pine-oak and fir trees. Slowly walk and climb the higher side of the mid-hills to reach charming Ghorepani village with blue-painted houses serving as lodges for trekkers offering marvelous views of the Dhaulagiri range of peaks with Annapurna Mountain. Ghorepani is situated on the old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route of Nepal and Tibet where the route leads past towards Upper Mustang to Tibet Border called Karo-la. A wonderful spot in the midst of tall rhododendron trees, in spring the whole hill turns magic when rhododendron flowers are in full blooms of different colors. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 05: Hike Pun Hill and continue walking to Tadapani 2,680 m -06 hrs
Early morning hike for an hour or more uphill to Pun Hill on the highest spot of the adventure at above 3,210 m high offering striking sunrise views over a panorama of peaks that includes the Dhaulagiri-Tukuche-Nilgiris-Annapurna and Manaslu range of mountains with majestic Machhapuchare Himal 'Fish Tail peak'.Enjoying breathtaking super views of mountains with sunrise head back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trek heading uphill into rhododendron forest with fantastic views of peaks and then downhill with the last climb to reach Tadapani, located in the midst of a forest with superb views. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 06: Trek to Chhomrong 2,020 m -06 hrs
Leaving Tadapani, our trail descends to the Kimrong river through the jungle of rhododendron. We then hike to Chhomrong going across the Gurung village. Chhomrong will bestow you with close scenery of Mt. Annapurna south, Himchuli, and Fishtail (Machhapuchhre). Tonight at Chhomrung. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 07: Trek to Dovan 2610 m -06 hrs
Today, we set off from Chhomrong and descend to Chhomrong stream and then make our way up to Dovan. On the way, we will be passing through amazing rhododendron woods. Overnight at the guest house in Dovan.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 08: Trek to Deurali 3200 m -06 hrs
Today, we climb to Deurali through the rhododendron and bamboo forest. The place is located on the ridge of Hinko Cave and it is the trail most stretch subject to avalanches. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 09: Trek to Annapurna base camp 4,131 m -06 hrs
We begin trekking up to Machhapuchhre base camp (3900m.) and then proceed to Annapurna base camp. The area is encircled by the peaks and is recognized as Annapurna Sanctuary. This set gives you an impressive view of huge peaks including Annapurna I, Barah Shikhar, Annapurna South, and many other giant peaks. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10: From Annapurna Base Camp walk downhill to Bamboo 2,345 m - 06 hrs.
After a great fascinating time at Annapurna Base Camp and within a beautiful sanctuary, a long walk downhill to lower areas as the morning leads to descent to Deurali past Machhapuchare Base Camp, then with a few short ups and down following a gradual winding trail back into the green forested area to Bamboo for the overnight stay. A nice and pleasant spot a temporary settlement with lodges to cater to the needs of the trekkers located by the Modi River in a gorge within green bamboo and rhododendron forest. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11: Trek to Jhinu village 1,780m with Hot Spring - 06 hrs.
From Bamboo a short steep climb up to Khuldi Ghar, then on a winding downhill path into the dense forest to Sinuwa-Danda, and then our walk descends to Chomrong Khola. After crossing the bridge an uphill walk for less than an hour to reach Chomrong village for short rest or lunch stop, after Chomrong a short up for half-hour reaching at the top of Chomrong ridge, from here our route descends to Jhinu-Danda for an overnight stay, this place offers refreshing hot springs just 20 minutes’ walk downhill near Modi river. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12: Trek to Tolka 1700 m 06 hrs
Today, we set off from Jhinu hill and take a path that leads to another attractive village in this area, known as Tolka passing through Landruk. Now, you are accompanied by majestic views of Himchuli Mt. Annapurna South. Overnight in Tolka.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13: Trek to Dhampus 1500 m 05 hrs
We move ahead from Tolka. Our day begins ascending through the jungle until Deurali. Deurali offers nice views of Pokhara valley to the south and to the north, the Annapurna range. We then descend to Dhampus, one more pleasant Gurung village. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14: Trek to Phedi and drive back to Pokhara
Eventually, it is our last day of trekking. We, today move down to Phedi and then return driving back to Pokhara. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 15: From Pokhara drive to Kathmandu 1,345 m - 06hrs.
After a wonderful time in the high mountains and hills, taking a morning driving journey back to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu after 5-6 hours of nice interesting drive, transfer to respective hotels with the afternoon free at leisure or last day shopping souvenirs and handicrafts. Meals included: Breakfast
(Options by air 30 minutes flight back to Kathmandu with great views)
Day 16: International Departure for Homeward Bound.
Last day in Nepal in the country of high Himalayan mountains with fascinating culture, after a memorable time on Annapurna Base Camp Trekking with wonderful adventure and experience, as per your international flight time our staff transfers you to the airport for the flight homeward bound or to your next port of call and respective countries. Meals included: Breakfast
ABC TREK COST INCLUDES
- Airport Pick up & drop by private car in Kathmandu
- Pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before the trek
- 2 Nights Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (3-star hotel)
- 2 Night Accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
- 3 Times Meals with Cup of Tea Or Coffee (Break Fast, Lunch & Dinner)
- All mountain accommodation (Soft, comfortable, private room with shared toilet)
- An experienced, helpful, friendly, and English-speaking Trekking Guide. His well-paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance, etc.
- All necessary paperwork and permits (Annapurna Conservation permit and TIMS )
- Guide salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging
- Strong experienced Sherpa helpers [porters] with meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance (one porter for two people - porter will carry a maximum of 25 kilos )
- All Ground Transportation
- 1 Well Plan Trekking T-shirt
- Trekking Map
- Daily seasonal fresh fruits as per the availability
- Kathmandu -Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus
- A comprehensive medical kit
- Worst-case rescue and medical evacuation arrangements
- All government and local taxes
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at the cultural restaurant
ABC TREK COST EXCLUDES
- Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Katmandu).
- Your Travel and rescue insurance.
- Your personal expenses. (Phone call, Wifi, Laundry service, bar bills, battery recharge, a bottle of water or hot water, Mineral water, Hot shower, etc.)
- All the alcoholic drinks and bar bills.
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Extra Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival or late departure. early arrive from the mountain (due to any reason) Than the scheduled Itinerary.
- Services not mentioned in the 'Services Includes' section ( Please ask us if you are confused about any services )
- Kathmandu and Pokhara , lunch and Dinner
- Tips for the guide and porter.
Physically condition & experience requirements
For physically fit person of all ages with sound health who have done moderate to strenuous walk and activity before or at present. This type of treks involves long ups and downs and the length of walking will be from 5 - 7 hours every day with rest and break in between. The whole trip goes from a week to two weeks or more in the high altitude. This trip is for well experience people who have done previous long high hills or mountainous trekking in and around Himalaya or other mountainous areas on rough terrains, this trip involves walking in snow and ice conditions sometimes and encountering high of over 4,000 meters passes, as for moderate people can join on this type of trips as long they are super physically fit and a mind with positive and determinations. Past hiking experience is a must but no technical skill is required for this trip .participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung and blood diseases should inform well plan trekking before booking the trek .we also recommend that you consult your doctors before the trip.
Accommodations on the trek
In Kathmandu we use deluxe hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share - depending on group size and room availability, triple share may be offered to your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost. And on request single supplement will be charged US$200.well plan trekking will arrange clean and comfortable rooms with attached washrooms; however, the teahouse in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities .also note that single rooms are available the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
Meals during the trek
In the city , only breakfast is included on the trip itinerary . While on the trek, we provide good quality food in sufficient quantities from Tea Houses/Mt. lodges. We provide all meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. Various meals including noodles item, soups, bread, rice item, curries, spaghetti, pizza, egg items, potatoes item, pasta, the fresh vegetable so overall you have a different choice of food on the trek.
Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at the altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 liters per person per day. We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on the trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal’s trekking areas.
All tea houses will provide cold water free of charge if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal’s trekking regions most of the bottled water isn’t strictly ‘mineral water’ anyway but is UV treated, so it’s exactly the same technology. It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions).
TRAVEL & MEDICAL & TRAVEL INSURANCE
Before you book any of our trips we strongly suggest that you buy medical and travel insurance to make you stay and while traveling in Nepal Himalaya or neighboring countries, which will help and support you, in case medical and travel problem arise and situation beyond companies control. If such situation arises with emergency evacuation, where your medical bills on using transportations services by Helicopter or other means of which you can directly claim from your insurance, which is to be paid by you or by your insurance company on the spot.
Where Well Plan Treks will obtain a strong letter of the incidents occurred so that you can claim from your insurance agents. In case of mishaps and accidents or severe illness, we will contact your insurance company if it is okay to use Heli or other immediate life-saving process and transportation to nearest medical post and hospitals, where your insurance company will directly pay related expenses accordingly as per situations and conditions of the victims. For all trips with us, we need your contact address as well of you next to kin, family members, close relatives or friends in case of emergency purpose.
Climate and Weather
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalayan foothills, where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to May, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good, the days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.
Everest Base Camp trek is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degrees C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degrees C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 20 degrees C to -15 degrees C.
Recommended equipment list
This list is a guide to help you pack for your trip. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel necessary for your comfort and convenience .we also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.
• The warm hat that covers your ears
• Sun hat
• Headlamp with extra batteries
• Fleece jacket or sweater
• Fleece wind –stopper jacket
• Waterproof shell jacket
• Down vest and /or jacket (optional)Hands
• Lightweight gloves (water /windproof)
• Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
• Hiking trousers
• Fleece or woolen trousers
• Lightweight thermal bottoms
• Lightweight cotton pants
• Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric )shell pants Feet
• Thin lightweight inner socks
• Heavy poly or wool socks
• Hiking boots with spare laces
• Camp shoes (sneakers and sandals)
• Sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C de 14 degrees F)
• Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
• Toothbrush /paste
• Multi-purpose soap
• Nail clippers
• Medium-sized quick-drying towel
• Face and body moisturizer
• Small mirror
• Female hygiene products
• Wet wipes (baby wipes)
• Tissue/toilet roll
• Antibacterial hand wash
• Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
• A cough and /or cold medicine
• Anti –altitude sickness pills; Diamox or acetazolamide
• Stomach antibiotic
• Reading book
• Trail map /guidebook
• Journal and pen
• Travel game(chess, backgammon, playing cards etc)
• Modest swimsuit