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11-Day Annapurna Base Camp Group Trek in the Himalayas

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Join an experienced local guide from Himalayan Recreation Treks and Expeditions on this amazing 11-Day Annapurna Base Camp trek across one of the most spectacular and biodiverse regions of the Nepalese Himalayas.

Group

Himalaya

11 Days

Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Hike all the way up to the spectacular Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m)
  • Hike through several villages and experience the rural Nepalese culture.
  • Explore the gorgeous Annapurna Sanctuary and its breathtaking landscape.

Description

Join an experienced local guide from Himalayan Recreation Treks and Expeditions on this amazing 11-Day Annapurna Base Camp trek across one of the most spectacular and biodiverse regions of the Nepalese Himalayas.

The Annapurna Massif is located within a Conservation Area, the largest protected area of Nepal, which stretches across 5 districts and over 7,000 squared kms of breathtaking mountain landscape dotted by countless rivers, pastures and ridges. This Area encompasses the whole Annapurna Sanctuary, a highly biodiverse glacial plateau sitting at over 4,000 m and surrounded by the majestic Annapurna range, which has been held as sacred by the local communities and considered the home of several buddhist and hinduist deities.

Our trek across this breathtaking landscape begins in the gorgeous lake-side town of Pokhara from where the trails wind their way through rural villages and settlements, all shadowed by the Massif itself. We'll see how most of the south-facing slopes within the Sanctuary are covered in dense tropical jungles of rhododendron and bamboo, while the north-facing slopes, in the rain shadow, have a drier, colder and therefore harsher climate.

Some of the amazing peaks we will be able to admire along our trek to Annaurna Base Camp are Gangapurna (7454 m), Machhapuchhre (6997 m), Mount Lamjung (6983 m) and the Himchuli Himal (6441 m). The best periods to go on this journey are Spring and Autumn, in other words March through May and September through December, but many hikers choose the Spring since the trails light ablaze with the blossoming of red, white and pink rhododendrons.

Request to join this trip now and we'll ensure every detail of this trip is taken care of with safety and fun in mind so that you can enjoy a truly memorable experience in the stunning Himalayas Range!

 

If you'd like to go on a slightly more sustained trekking trip and reach the Everest Base Camp, be sure to check out this other amazing journey we're offering!

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1250 Each

Group of 2

USD 1250 Each

Group of 3

USD 1250 Each

Group of 4

USD 1250 Each

Group of 5

USD 1250 Each

Group of 6

USD 1250 Each

Group of 7

USD 1250 Each

Group of 8

USD 1250 Each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Flight to the start

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Personal porters

- Clean drinkable water

- Mountain guide expenses

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Price includes:

Pickup and drop at Airport

3-night hotel stays in Kathmandu on B/B Plan (3 star)

2 Night Hotel Stay in Pokhara in B/B Plan (3 Star)

Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking period

Air fair for Kathmandu-Pokhara

8 night Accommodations during the trek

Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour inclusive of guide, and transportation

A government license holder guide

Porter to carry your baggage

Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters

Ground Transportation Charge while returning back to Kathmandu from the trekking destination

TIMS card(Trekker’s information Management System)

First Aid Kit

Trekking Permits needed

All government taxes, VAT and service charges

Farewell dinner prior to departure


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300 m)

When you land at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted and welcomed by our staff member. He will help you get to your Hotel in the city. There is nothing else planned today, you may check into your Hotel and relax. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 2: Fly to Pokhara (820 meters) and Trek to Ghandruk (1,940 meters), Duration: 30 minutes Flight, 5 – 6 Hours Trek

You will be transferred to the airport for your early morning flight to Pokhara. The short scenic flight takes about 30 minutes. Pokhara is amongst the most famous cities of Nepal, and it is also often referred to as “the Tourist Hub” of the country. Upon landing at Pokhara, you will begin your trek to Ghandruk- a Gurung town from where the views of the Annapurna I (8091m) and the Himchuli Peak (6441m) are absolutely amazing. Trekking along verdant bamboo forests and crossing terrace farms laden with wet rice, barley, and maize, you will also cross several small settlements along the way, like Nayapul and Lumle. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

Day 3: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2,170 meters), Duration: 5 – 6 Hours

From Ghandruk, you will follow a steady uphill-and-downhill climb through lush woodlands and rhododendron-laden trail to Chhomrong. Today might be a rather tough day of trekking on uneven trails. Initially, the trail is paved with slate stones and after a while, you will reach the top of the hill from where you can overlook at the gaping valley below. After a steep downhill walk, you will cross the river and arrive at the isolated settlement of Kimrong. Chhomrong is situated about a 90 minutes’ walk uphill from here. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 4: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2,310 meters), Duration: 4 – 5 Hours

The trail continues towards the Chhomrong Khola. Crossing the river and descending up 2,500 stone steps carved into the hillside, we will reach Sinuwa. All along the journey, you can catch amazing sights of the Machhapuchhre Peak (6997m), the Annapurna Himal (8091m) as well as the Himchuli Peak (6441). After passing Kuldighar, the trail is an easy downhill walk towards Bamboo. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 5: Bamboo to Deurali (3,230 meters), Duration: 3 – 4 Hours

Passing through amazing lush, damp and wet Bamboo forests that form a dense green canopy above the trail, you will ascend steadily downwards along steep sections that are cut across the hills. You reach the Himalayan Hotel and with a steep climb, you will reach the Hinku cave. From here, the trail drops down towards the river again and turns uphill to reach Deurali. Shrubs of magnolia and small rhododendron trees cover the trail and wildflowers add a colourful patina to the wet rocks along the terrain. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 6: Deurali to Annapurna Base camp (4,130 meters) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700 meters), Duration: 5 – 6 Hours

Climbing gently alongside the riverbed, you will be making your way over a mountainside towards Bagar. From here, the trail ahead leads towards the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. It is a somewhat strenuous trek. From the Machhapuchhre Base Camp, the Annapurna Base Camp is situated at a distance of about 2 hours. Views of the Machhapuchhre Himal (6997m), the Himchuli Peak (6441m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna III (7555m) and the Gangapurna Peak (7454m) from the base camp of Machhapuchhre are quite spectacular. Along the trek through the Annapurna sanctuary, you can get a sensational view of the near-vertical south face of the Annapurna towering above in a hauntingly beautiful way. Trekking through an amazing landscape, you will finally reach the Annapurna Base Camp from where the sights of the Annapurna massif, as well as many neighbouring peaks, are splendid. Overnight stay at the Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 7: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo, Duration: 7 – 8 Hours

From the Annapurna Base Camp, we will retrace our steps back towards Bamboo. Trekking through the sanctuary, you can take in the moist wetland feel of the landscape, where the trail passes over small brooks and rivers and mighty trees shadow the trail overhead with branches covered in lichen, orchids, and moss. The trek back towards bamboo is downhill, so it isn’t very difficult. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 8: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,780 meters), Duration: 5 – 6 Hours

Tracing our steps back, we will trek uphill from Bamboo towards Kuldighar, from where we will descend down again towards the Chhomrong Khola. Climbing the stone steps once again to Chhomrong, we will follow the trail towards JhinuDada- a beautiful tranquil village that is famous for its natural hot springs. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 9: Trek to Nayapul then Drive to Pokhara, Duration: 6 Hours Trek and 1 Hour Drive

From Jhinu, you will trek along the beautiful countryside towards Nayapul. Distant views of the Annapurna Mountains loom up quite dramatically and the wet farms brimming with rice plantations provide the hamlets with a rich natural pulchritude. From Nayapul, it is an hour’s drive to Pokhara. When you reach Pokhara, in the evening, you can also enjoy a beautiful boat-ride on the pristine Phewa Lake and explore the lake-side area where there are many restaurants that cater to many different continental cuisines as well as cultural programs. Overnight stay at a Hotel.

Day 10: Fly To Kathmandu

You will say goodbye to the Annapurna Mountains one last time as you fly back to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival back in the capital, you can spend the time as you please, exploring the city on your own or relaxing. You can visit different landmarks of the city as well if you want. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 11: Final Departure

Final Departure

 

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Details

Accommodation

3 Night Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast in 3 star 2 Night Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast in 3 star Tea house Accommodation during a trek

More info

Price does not include:

-Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu -Travel insurance -Tips for trekking staffs -Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors -Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipments, Gifts and souvenirs

Meeting point

Kathmandu

Equipment you will need to bring

Goggles

Backpack

Sunglasses

Watter bottle


About the guide

Languages

English

Residence

Nepal


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