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The best and short trekking destination

The best and short trekking destination

Manaslu, larke Pass trekking

Manaslu, larke Pass trekking

Trekking in Gokyo Valley

Trekking in Gokyo Valley

Bhaktapur Darbar square

Bhaktapur Darbar square

Everest Base Camp from where Expedition starts

Everest Base Camp from where Expedition starts

Birth place of lord Gautam Buddha

Birth place of lord Gautam Buddha

One of the less visited trekking destinations Upper Dolpo

One of the less visited trekking destinations Upper Dolpo

Larke pass trekking

Larke pass trekking

Boudhanath stupa, one of the famous and enlisted world heritage site

Boudhanath stupa, one of the famous and enlisted world heritage site

stunning view from Gokyo Ri

stunning view from Gokyo Ri

Annapurna Base Camp known as Annapurna Sanctuary trekking

Annapurna Base Camp known as Annapurna Sanctuary trekking

Everest Region trekking

Everest Region trekking

Swayambhunath known as monkey Temple

Swayambhunath known as monkey Temple

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Annapurna base camp trek is one of the most popular and loved trek, offering you the experience of uphill, Gurung village, and amazing mountain views. The opportunity for cultural exploration of native ethnicities and Himalayan lives that this trek gives can't be ignored. The blooming red rhododendrons in the dense forest welcomes you and through various off beaten trails you reach at the ABC. It's not a risky trek, and pretty much anybody with physical fitness can join it.

September through to November and March through to May are considered to be the best time for the trek. A botanist can opt for the trek during monsoon season. The sun rising over Mt. Dhaulagiri and views of mountains from Poona Hill are worth watching. If you do not like to trek in busy season then December through to February suits you. The days are bright, morning cool, and temperature is tolerable. Even if you are with your children, you can go for this trek. Moreover, if you have previous experience of trekking, you will complete this trek in less time.

This trek might cost a bit less than other trekking region. Furthermore, the cost varies from one trekking agency to another trekking agency, and much of what one includes and excludes often vary. Similarly, the cost also depends upon your desire and decision regarding how much to expend. Mostly the cost includes the Annapurna conservation area permit, medical kit box, hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, meals and accommodation during the trip, transportation, cost of hiring a guide and porters, TIMS, government taxes, etc. Whereas, most of the agency won't cover the expense of meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara, travel insurance, charges of international flight, entry fees for VISA, personally preferred any kind of alcoholic drinks, etc. This trek is often considered economically most feasible, short time taking, and convenient, either for domestic or international trekkers.

We- the Himalayan Wild Treks provide you the perfect package for Annapurna base camp trek.

Outline Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

DAY 02 : Fly to Pokhara (827m/2,700ft), trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 30 minutes flight, 5 - 6 hours trek

DAY 03: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 5 - 6 hours

DAY 04: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7578ft): 4 - 5 hours

DAY 05 : Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 3 - 4 hours

DAY 06 : Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5- 6 hours

DAY 07: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours

DAY 08: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 - 6 hours

DAY 09 : Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive

DAY 10: Fly to Kathmandu

DAY 11: Final Departure

 

Accommodations
We will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara; and teahouses during the trek. We will stay at Nirvana Hotel in Kathmandu and Snow Hill Lodge in Pokhara. All accommodations are on double-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Himalayan Wild Treks will arrange rooms with attached bathrooms with 24 hours running cold and hot water however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu, Pokhara and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
 

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This trek being a moderate of sort requires a good health of a person with ability to walk on the trail for at least five to seven hours carrying a light backpack. Walking at higher elevations require more physical stamina than at lower elevations but since this is an average route anyone with good health, willingness to walk and passion for travel can enjoy it. For the warm up, physical orientation needed for this elevation can be gained through various exercises that can be done prior to the commencement of the journey. In addition to the sound condition of heart, lung and entire setting of a body, past hiking experiences will be a plus point. Besides, it is advisable that those with any past health problems have to make sure that are medically able to walk on the trail. It is also advised that you inform Himalayan Wild Treks of any conditions before booking the trek.
 

Meals in Trekking
Typical Nepalese food is the specialty we will relish on our journey in addition to the international cuisine that is Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian and so on. Breakfast and dinner will be provided according to menu that is in the lodge or a guest house. As for the lunch, it will be provided on the way to the next destination. All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner, will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners.
 

Best Time to Travel
As for the propitious seasons to carry out the trekking in the Annapurna Region, the suggestable time would be September to November and March to May. During these times, the visit will be showered with the arcane beauty of the nature and the outstanding landscape views. To avoid the traffic, you can choose any of the times from December to February. It is also to be informed that during the winter the temperature here goes down low that poses challenges to the travelers. Except for botanists, the trekking in this region in monsoon or summer that is from June to August can be impacted by the rain.

What to Bring ?
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

 
  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer Hiking boots Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L. Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel Daypack,25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)*

 

Medical

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

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.

 



Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu
Welcome to Nepal. Our representative will receive you at the airport and take you to your hotel. You might want to explore nearby places of Kathmandu shortly and do some shopping. After brief debrief session we shall have dinner at a famous restaurant. Tomorrow awaits a beautiful journey!
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,300 m

Day 2 : Journey to Pokhara/Ghandruk
In the very next morning we shall fly to Pokhara. We shall drive for one and half hour to Naya Pul, after landing at Pokhara. Then we shall trek to Ghandruk from Birethanti. Ghandruk is a beautiful village inhabited by Gurung community.
Altitude: Pokhara: 823 m; Ghandruk: 1,940 m

Day 3 : Trek to Chhomrong
Enjoying the glimpses of Gangapurna, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, and Hiuchuli, we trek uphill to Kimrungdanda. The downhill takes us to Kimrong Khola. Another steep hill is still awaiting us. Ascending uphill to Chere Danda, we make fine descent. Walking through even ground we arrive at Chhomrong. We shall spend our night at Chhomrong.
Altitude: Chhomrong: 2,170 m

Day 4 : Trek to Bamboo
The very next morning, thousands of stone staircase are to be descended down for approximately 310 meter. Crossing over the raging Chhumrung Khola, we climb uphill at the altitude of 2,340 meter until we reach Sinuwa. Then through beautiful cool forest near Kuldihar we arrive at Bamboo. We will spend the night at Bamboo.
Altitude: Bamboo: 2,310 m

Day 5 : Trek to Deurali
After breakfast, through cold and moist forest, we climb few steep lands. Once again the sun pours over us, and down below we can see Glacier River. Through dry forest we reach Hinku Cave, descending down to a river. The tail from here to Deurali is uphill. We will stay the night at Deurali.
Altitude: Deurali: Altitude: 3,230 m

Day 6 : At Annapurna Base Camp
In the very next morning, we ascend the steep trail, few stone staircases until we reach the place where avalanche killed some trekkers few years back. We get opportunity to view Gangapurna, Mt. Hiuchuli, Gandharvachuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, and Annapurna III from Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Take your time, this will be the most recurring pang of reminiscence of the snowcapped mountains ever. With these mountains above us, we shall spend our night at ABC.
Altitude: ABC: 4,130 m

Day 7 : Return trek: To Bamboo
After breakfast, our return trek starts. Since its downhill, descending won't take much time as it took while ascending. Return trek comes with remembrance of starting. We shall spend our night at Bamboo.
Altitude: Bamboo: 2,310 m

Day 8 : Return trek: To Jhinu Danda
Next day, ascending to Kuldighar, then descending to Chhomrong Khola, climbing stone staircases, past Chhomrong we shall reach Jhinu Danda. At 15 minutes down from here we can enjoy hot springs. We shall spend our night at Jhinu Danda.
Altitude: Jhinu Danda: 1,760 m

Day 9 : Return trek: To Naya Pul/Pokhara
After having breakfast, via Birenthanti, we walk for 4-5 hours to arrive at Naya Pul. The trek offers beautiful landscapes. From Naya Pul, we drive back to Pokhara. We shall spend our night at Pokhara.
Altitude: Pokhara: 823 m

Day 10 : Return flight to Kathmandu
In the afternoon we shall fly back to Kathmandu. Our representative will take you back to the hotel. You might want to explore little and do some shopping. You will spend the night at the hotel.
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,300 m

Day 11 : Departure
This is the day of your departure from Nepal. We will drop you at the airport. Have a happy journey back to your home.

Included in the Cost

Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Teahouse accommodation during the trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Welcome and farewell dinners
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara)
Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
An experienced, English-speaking and government licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
Himalayan Wild Treks trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits -(National Park Permit, TIMS)
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
International flights
Travel and rescue insurance
Cold Drinks and Alcohol
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver

 

 

What to Bring ?

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer Hiking boots Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L. Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel Daypack,25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)*

 

Medical

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

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.

 

Trip's Quick Facts

Cost Amount: $1200
Duration: 11 Days
Accomodation: Guest House
Seasons : Spring and Autumn
Type: Easy
Activities : Hiking/ Trekking/ Sightseeing
No. of Pax : 1-12
Maximum Access : 4130m/13549ft
Starts From : Pokahara
Ends at : Pokhara

Trip Highlights

One of the best places Pokhara 
Spectacular sunrises and mountain views from Poon Hill
Spectacular mountain and glacier views from Annapurna Base Camp
Ethnic Gurung culture along the trekking trail 
Actravtive Landscape 
Natural hot spring
Panoramic view of popular Mountains 

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Client Review


Posted By Roy and Kathy B. I first met Ganesh on a trek to Island Peak, Everest Base Camp, circling back over the pass back to Luka with a group of people. The trek involved a mixture of tenting and a few tea houses. Ganesh not only guided through the trails, he climbed Island Peak with four of us. The trek and climb took several weeks and was organized without a hitch.
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