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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base CampThe wide range of climate and unusual geographic features of this area makes it a naturalist's paradise. Trekking in this area is relatively easy and it allows you to witness the grandeur of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains along with scenic Gurung villages and beautifully terraced rice fields.



 

 

 

 

Trip Facts

Annapurna RegionCode: AP 07
Duration: 17 Days
Max. Elevation: Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m)
Walking Hours: 2 - 8 hrs per day
Difficulty: 2boots
Price: on request
Min. Group Size: 2 people
Best Season: Feb-May & Sept-Dec

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Airport pick up, Drive to hotel, overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu (Swayambunath, Durbar Square), Welcome Dinner in the evening, overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 03: Sightseeing Kathmandu (Pashupathinath, Boudanath), overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 04: Drive by simple tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820 m) (6 - 7 h), overnight stay in Pokhara
Day 05: Drive (by taxi or bus) from Pokhara to Phedi; Walk from Phedi to Pothana (1,900 m) (5 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 06: Walk from Pothana via Deurali (2,100 m) to Landruck (1,565 m) (5 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 07: Walk from Landruck to Chhumrung (2,170 m) (6 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 08: Walk from Chhumrung via Chhumrung Khola (1,800 m) to Dovan (2,500 m) (7 - 8 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 09: Walk from Dovan to Machapuchare Basecamp (Mbc) (3,700 m) (6 - 7 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 10: Walk from Machapuchare Basecamp to Annapurna Basecamp (Abc) (4,130 m)  (2 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 11: Walk from Annapurna Basecamp to Bamboo (2,335 m) (7 - 8 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 12: Walk from Bamboo via Chhumrung Khola to Chhumrung (4 1/2 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 13: Walk from Chhumrung to Nayapool (1,070 m) (6 h), Drive (by bus or taxi) from Nayapool to Pokhara, overnight stay in Pokhara
Day 14: Free day in Pokhara for sightseeing or any other activities, overnight stay in Pokhara
Day 15: Drive by simple tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu (6 – 7 h), overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu, overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 17: Drive to airport, departure to home country

Additional information

Tour- Highlights:

  • Discover  Nepal’s capital city Kathmandu (UNESCO World Heritage)
  • 9 days teahouse trek in Annapurna region
  • Fascinating mountain views to  Machhapuchare (6,993 m), Dhaulagiri  (8,167 m), Annapurna I   (8,091 m), Annapurna South  (7,229 m), Annapurna III ( 7,555 m), Gangapurna (7,455 m), Himalchuli West (7,540 m), Himalchuli East (7,893 m), Himalchuli North (7,371 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m)

The Kathmandu Valley is divided into three regions:  Kathmandu, Lalitpur (Patan) and Bhaktapur. In contrast to Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur are ancient regions. Each of these regions has its own cultural heritage and they are of equal historical importance.

Kathmandu
Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and the main centre for hotels, restaurants and shops. In this city, the modern, the ancient and the historical stand side by side. Modern restaurants, bars, hotels with swimming pools, sauna and Internet can be found, but also old squares with narrow roads, tiny little shops, old temples that are 2,000 years old, stone gods and old houses with wonderfully carved peacock windows..

Pokhara
The name "Pokhara" means "Valley of the Lakes" and is derived from Pokhari, which translated means "lake". In the Pokhara Valley there are eight lakes altogether (Phewa, Begnas, Rupa, Maidi, Khaste, Gunde, Dipang and Kamal Pokhari).

Pokhara lies approx. 200 km west of Kathmandu and is best reached by bus (tourist bus) or by plane. Although the bis drive (Kathmandu – Pokhara) which takes about 5 to 6 hours, is considerably longer than the flight which only takes 35 minutes, it is advisable to go by bus at least once, due to the wonderful scenery. Pokhara lies at an altitude of 884 m and is warmer than Kathmandu. The relaxing atmosphere of the Phewa Lake and the fascinating views of the holy mountain, the "Macchapuchhre“ (Fish Tail – 6,993 m), the Matterhorn of Nepal, invite you to linger a while.

Machhapuchhare Base camp (3,700 m)
Macchapucchare Base camp offers a giant mountain panorama view. You can see Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhare.  

Annapurna Base camp (4,130 m)
This region is usually cold, windy and snow-capped. Especially in the spring, the snow passes to the roofs of the lodges.  Also from here the views to the mountains are enormous and indescribable.  In the morning and in the afternoon the visibility is mostly clear.

Sightseeing possibilities in Pokhara

Barahi Temple
The two-storey Hindu Barahi Temple in pagoda style that lies on an island in the middle of the Phewa Lake, is the most important sanctuary in Pokhara and can be reached by boot. The Temple is dedicated to Ajima, the protector of the Goddess Shakti, in the manifestation of the boar. Shakti in the Hindu religion is the Mother Goddess who embodies universal creativity and female power. On feast days, animals are sacrificed to her.

World Peace Stupa
The Buddhist World Peace Pagoda is a significant landmark in the region and lies at an altitude of 1,113 m on the mountain ridge, Anadu Danda, on the other side of the Lake, and it is one of the most beautiful destinations for excursions in the Pokhara region. The way to the World Peace Stupa commences on the quiet south bank of the lake, which can be reached most easily by boat. From the stupa there are splendid views of the surroundings. This stupa was built by a Japanese organisation in memory of the pioneer of peace, Siddhartha Gautama Buddha, to spread the message of peace. In the four shrines around the stupa, Lord Buddha is shown in the four most important phases in his life – his birth in Lumbini/Nepal, the enlightenment in Boddhagaya/India, his first sermon in Saranath/India and his death in Kushinagar/India. The foundation stone was laid in 1973. However, the advanced building structure was completely destroyed in 1974 due to the urban and regional planning by the government. The Buddhists however, felt very emotionally attached to this place and continued to carry out their religious worship, services and rituals. In 1992, the foundation stone was laid once again by the then Prime Minister, Girija Prasad Koirala. The inaugural ceremony took place on 30th October, 1999.

Devi's Fall  (Patala Chhango) - there is a  modern legend in connection with this interesting waterfall. The locals say that in 1961 a Swiss tourist called Mrs. Devi drowned here while she was swimming in one of the pools. The Phewa Lake flows downwards here to form the Pardi Khola (river) and disappears underground. The dam - which had just been built - had suddenly opened and she was swept away by the torrent of water.

 Sarangkot (1,590 m) lies high up on the mountain ridge, north of the Phewa Valley and is by far the most popular view point in the Pokhara surroundings. Sarangkot comes from the language of the ethnic Magar group. 'Sarang' means sword and 'kot' is the defense position and storage place for arms and ammunition. From above one can enjoy a splendid view of the lake, and the views of the snow-covered mountains at sunrise are really spectacular.

Includes / Excludes

Included:

  • All transfers (usually by private vehicle) according to tour plan (incl. transport during sightseeing)
  • Map
  • Accommodation (double room), in Kathmandu, in Pokhara and in simple teahouses/lodges during the trekking tour *)
  • Entrance fees in Kathmandu, Annapurna Conservation Permit and TIMS Card
  • English speaking travel/city guide in Kathmandu
  • English speaking guide and porter during the trekking tour
  • Food (full board) incl. country typical drinks (coffee, tea) during the trekking tour
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and in Pokhara
  • Welcome-Dinner in Kathmandu

Not included:

  • Visa for Nepal
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, mineral water during the trekking tour
  • Food (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu and in Pokhara
  • All kind of drinks in Kathmandu and in Pokhara
  • Food and drinks during the bus drive Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Domestic flights
  • Extra charge for hot shower during the trekking tour
  • Extra charge for recharging camera or mobile batteries during the trekking tour
  • Personal Travel- and health insurance
  • Emergency transport / emergency evacuation
  • Tips (for driver, city guide, trekking guide  and porter)
  • Personal expenses
  • Flight from home country to Kathmandu and back

*) single supplement charge has to be added, if requested.