Himalaya,Nepal
Location
Hotel,Lodge,camping
Accommodation
Summer
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Full Board
Boarding

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 2019-20

HIGHLIGHTS

Overview:

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal is a trekking journey into the Himalayan Mountains that blows your mind with the marvels that it houses. Annapurna region lies in the middle of the Himalayas near Pokhara, a beautiful city that is the gateway for Annapurna trekking.

North of the laid-back, lakeside city of Pokhara, the huge mountain massif of the Annapurnas is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. The highest peak, Annapurna I, was the first 8000 metre peak to be climbed and there are several other summits above 7500 metres in this accessible and magnificent Himalayan range. The circuit of the Annapurna is one of world’s great mountain walks, whilst the trek into the spectacularly enclosed Annapurna Sanctuary provides exposure to the very best of Nepalese culture and landscape.

Annapurna Base Camp (also known as Annapurna Sanctuary or ABC) a snowy valley is one of Nepal’s scenic and adventurous trekking routes. It is a deep glacier, which gives the effect of an amphitheatre surrounded by a ring of impressive high peaks including: Hiun Chuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna l, Ganggapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre. The trail to this awe-inspiring scene ascends the Annapurna foothills through forested hillsides, where we are given a taste of Nepal’s magical and majestic vistas with a spectacular sunrise over the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri at Poon Hill. It continues through scattered Gurung settlements, cross terraced fields and abundant forests before climbing gradually into a world of ice and snow at Base Camp, the ‘Sanctuary of the Gods’’. Returning to Pokhara by a different route this trek offers truly fascinating scenery, with a combination of picturesque rice-fields, villages and a panorama of high peaks.

We strongly believe that the Annapurna Base Camp Trek experience will create an amazing memory that will stay with you for a long time.

 

TRIP ITINERARY

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ARRIVAL DAY, KATMANDU:

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FLY TO POKHARA (25 MIN) & DRIVE TO NAYAPUL 4 HOURS:

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TREK TO GHOREPANI (2,860m) 6 HOURS:

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TREK TO TADAPANI (2,630m) 6 HOURS:

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TADAPANI TO CHOMRONG (2,170m) 5 HOURS TREK:

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CHOMRONG TO BAMBOO (2,310m) 5 HOURS TREK:

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BAMBOO TO DEURALI (3,230m) 4 HOURS TREK:

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TREK TO ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP (4,130m):

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ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TO BAMBOO, 7 HOURS TREK:

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BAMBOO TO JHINU DANDA (1,760m) 5 HOURS TREK:

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TREK TO NAYA PUL & DRIVE TO POKHARA, 6 HOURS TREK & 1 HOUR DRIVE:

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FLY TO KATMANDU:

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DEPARTURE DAY-FLY BACK HOME:

Additional information

Duration13 Days
GradeLight

Map Of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

INTRODUCTION

The starting point of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the beautiful city of Pokhara, which lies just 5 to 6 hours away from the capital. You can reach Pokhara city from Kathmandu via road or via plane as well. The easy accessibility of the trek makes it an ideal choice for many trekkers as the chances of any flight cancellations or delays are greatly reduced. The trekking journey is also massively feasible with good communication services and safety. Annapurna Base Camp is a real trekking experience for all trekking enthusiasts.

Trango Adventure has a long track record of organising Trekking & Tours. We have been organising Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal every year. We designed our itinerary based on Over 40 Years of experience, which is the best in terms of acclimatization, safety and enjoyment.

It is our intention to keep to the day by day itinerary detailed below, although there might be some flexibility due to local conditions or other factors beyond our control. If this is the case the trek leader will do everything possible to work out the changes to the itinerary in order to minimize your inconvenience.

Adventure travel requires an open and flexible attitude. You may experience extreme conditions, unpredictable weather and last-minute changes to the itinerary beyond our control. The ability to work in team is an important aspect of all of our trips.

DETAILED ITINERARY

D-1

ARRIVAL DAY, KATMANDU, NEPAL:

Arrive Kathmandu airport, our representative will meet and greet you at the airport then transfer you the hotel. We will meet again in the afternoon to give you a briefing about the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. After the briefing if there is any time left then we might do little bit sightseeing then Dinner. If you need to purchase any items for you trek then we will be happy to assist and take you the market.
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FLY TO POKHARA (25 MIN) & DRIVE TO NAYAPUL, 4 HOURS:

After Breakfast we will head to the airport to take the spectacular flight to Pokhara. Depending on the time, We have the option to have the lunch at A lakeside in Pokhara or at Nayapul. Today will be Your first walking day as well so we will be crossing some small streams, a river and many small beautiful villages.
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  • LODGE
  • MEALS
  • BLD
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After Breakfast you will start walking towards Ghorepani.  The beginning of the Trail is little bit hard with the up step of Ulleri village, but the reward is fantastic with the view of many Beautiful Snowy Peaks for the first time. After Ulleri it is comperatively easy walk through some forest today as well as small streams.
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  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-4

TREK TO TADAPANI (2,630m) 6 HOUR:

Today you will get up early in the morning to for a hike to Poon Hill, which is about an hour walk. This is the best view point, from here you will a fantastic view of sunrise and panoramic view of the great Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail and others. After experiencing the Magical sunrise view, you will head back to your Lodges and have some breakfast. After Breakfast you will continue Trekking to Tadapani. From Tadapani you will have very close view of Mt. Fishtail.
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  • MEALS
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TADAPANI TO CHOMRONG (2,170m) 5 HOURS TREK :

It will be an interesting day ahead. Today you will climb up for around an hour to reach Kimrungdanda. Along the way, you can enjoy a great view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Ganggapurna. A steep descent will takes us to the Kimrong Khola. Another steep ascent from Kimrong Khola to Chere Danda, you will descend for a while then it’s a gentle walk to Chhomrong.  Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massive.
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D-6

CHOMRONG TO BAMBOO (2,310m) 5 HOURS TREK:

The trail out of Chhomrong descends via 2500 stone steps and crosses the Chhomrong  Khola on a swaying suspension bridge. It is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. You will pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill Trek to Bamboo.
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D-7

BAMBOO TO DEURALI (3,230m) 4 HOURS TREK:

Today you will pass through the bamboo forest which is damp and cold then ascend steadily with fewer steep sections. It is only after reaching Himalaya Hotel that the forest opens up and you are out in the sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below. It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here you can see the trail drop closer to the river before climbing again to Deurali, the most scenic stretch of the day. The vegetation is sparser, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below, and the sheer rock face cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls.
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D-8

TREK TO ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP (4,130m):

Climb gently through a river bed then over a steep trail over to the mountain side. The hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat strenuous. From Machhapuchhre base camp we get excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. From here, we get sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us. The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding the 360-degree panorama. From the base camp we again get to saver mesmerising views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks.
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  • BLD
D-9

ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TO BAMBOO,7 HOURS TREK:

From the Annapurna base camp you retrace your steps to Bamboo. Today’s trek is downhill so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Besides, you will always have the company of the extraordinary landscape to cheer us up.
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D-10

BAMBOO TO JHINU DANDA (1,760m.) 5 HOURS TREK:

From Bamboo, it is an uphill trek to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Then we climb the stone steps to Chhomrong. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be resting for the night.Today we will have an opportunity to enjoy hot springs just 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda to soothe our aching body.
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D-11

TREK TO NAYA PUL & DRIVE TO POKHARA, 6 HOURS TREK, 1 HOUR DRIVE:

On your way to Naya Pul from Jhinu Danda you will enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. You will have lunch on the way. Your trek will end at Naya Pul, then drive to Pokhara.

*We may take any type of transportation to Naya Pul if available.

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  • LODGE
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-12

FLY TO KHATMANDU

Once arrive in Kathmandu it is your free day to do some shopping. We will meet again the Evening for a farewell dinner.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • HOTEL
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-13

DEPARTURE DAY

 After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

Trek dates and prices 2019-20

Private Groups – Chose your own Dates

Tour Starts From Katmandu -Full Board Basis.

JUNE – JULY FULL BOARD US$ 1,600 US $ 320
AUGUST-SEPT FULL BOARD US$ 1,600 US $ 320

Private groups please chose your own dates. Group Discount are Available so please contact us before booking. Your Guide will Meet and Greet you at the Katmandu International Airport, will stay with you through out the Journey and see you off at Katmandu Airport. Our Guides are experience and Licence by the Government of Nepal.

Please be aware that there are often only a limited number of seats available at the advertised price, particularly for fix departures. We recommend that you book as early as possible, especially during peak times. If we are unable to secure seats at the price shown, we will contact you with an alternative quote.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE – NO SURCHARGE GUARANTEE:

The price of our holidays can change depending on a variety of factors but unlike some other tour operators, Trango Adventure have undertaken to guarantee the price of your holiday will not change after you have booked. The price when you book is the price you will pay, whether you are booking for this year or the next. Book early to avoid any tour price increases, get the best flight prices and take advantage of our ‘No Surcharge Guarantee’. Trango Adventure is a Government licensed and bonded tour operator to follow the strict Regulation set by the Tourism Department. 

We accept Bank Transfers, PayPal and all major Credit & debit Cards.

Cost include:

#  All transportation as per the programs including airport transfer,  2 way flight to Pokhara
#  All accommodation lodge in trekking & hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara hotel with breakfast
#  3 meals as per the itinerary including cup of tea coffee
#  Welcome and farewell dinner
#  Guide, porters (luggage mix. 14 kg per person 1 porter for 2 person)
#  Sleeping bag, and luggage bag
#  Conservation fees & Tims card
#  All local permit, tax and VAT
#  Staffs meals, lodge, equipments, insurance, Salary etc.
#  First aid service
#  Any other travle assitance

Cost exclude:

#  Any personal items
#  Any bottle drinks & including hotwater
#  Chocolate & dessert
#  Hot shower in trekking & hot water for wash
#  Tips
#  In case of rescue charge

MEAL PLAN

Fully-inclusive of all meals throughout, from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on last Day.

ACCOMODATION 

During this trip the group will spend all nights in good standard hotel and Tents. Accommodation at each of these hotels and tents are twin-sharing with en-suite facilities. If you are travelling by yourself you will be paired with another single client of the same sex. It is possible to hire a single room for an additional cost. Additional hotel nights in Islamabad are also available. For hotel prices and single supplement costs please contact us. Hotels are subject to availability and prices may vary.

HEALTH & VACCINATION

You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you specific require any vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended in the UK e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella), along with hepatitis A and typhoid. A certificate of yellow fever vaccination is required if travelling from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for more than 12 hrs through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. On holidays to more remote areas you should also have a dentist check up. A good online resource is Travel Health Pro. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take precautions to avoid mosquito bites

INSURANCE

We highly recommend that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip with Trango Adventure. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Trango Adventure itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.

Trango Adventure do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is Highly recommended  that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday.

It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits (Royalty Fees) for Expedition are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Suggested insurance companies include:

Expeditions or Treks

Treks only:

GROUP LEADER & SUPPORTING STAFF

The group will be led by an experienced Mountain. During the trek the group will be accompanied by a full support crew.

ALTITUDE

This holiday involves going to  high altitude. During the course of your trip you will be above 4000 metres for 1-2 days. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatise successfully. Before coming on this holiday you should get some basic advice on Tours at high altitude.

CLIMATE

From mid June to August, we can expect to encounter temperatures as high as 35°C at Katmandu,  and 25°C in The mountain Region. Weather is generally good throughout the summer season,with clear skies and little rain or snow. However, weather in mountainous areas is difficult to predict, and short-lived storms can occur at any time.

BOOKS

  • Lonely Planet Guide to Nepal. Lonely Planet
  • Rough Guide to Nepal. Rough Guides
  • Trekking and Climbing in Nepal. Steve Razzetti
  • Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya. Stan Armington
  • Kathmandu and the Kingdom of Nepal. Prakash Raj
  • Portraits of People: Nepal Himalayas. Eric Valli
  • Annapurna. Maurice Herzog

PASSPORT & VISSAS

A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required for visits to countries outside the EU. The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice. If you are travelling outside the EU you should have at least 2 blank pages in your passport for each country that you visit.

TRANSIT VIA INDIA

If you are travelling via India (Delhi or Calcutta) to your destination you may also require a visa for India. This may apply even if you are not leaving the airport unless your baggage has been checked all the way through to your destination. Generally, if you use the same carrier for both legs of your journey, you will not need an India Visa. Please download the detailed information document: Visa PDF India.

VISA NEPAL

All nationalities require a visa and this can be obtained on arrival at Kathmandu Airport.The visa process is automated and this includes having your photograph taken. The visa fee is $25 for 15 days, $40 for 30 days, $100 for 90 days. The visa is FREE for children under 10 years. The visa allows multiple re-entry. Payment must be made in cash and USD, GBP or Euros are accepted. Whilst these are not now needed for the visa process, we recommend that you travel with at least 2 spare passport photographs.

TREKKING PERMITS – WHAT DO WE NEED FROM YOU ?

For treks in the Everest region – EBL, EVL, EVP, EHW, EHP, ELL – we need your passport details and we need you to take with you to Nepal 2 passport photographs. You will hand these over to your local leader on Day 1.

For treks in the Annapurna region – ASL, ACL, UAT, ANL, KRT and for the Gosainkund and Langtang Trek – GLT – we need your passport details and we need to send through to Nepal ahead of your departure a scan of a passport-style photograph of yourself. Please send this to us once your holiday is guaranteed.

For treks which combine the Everest and Annapurna regions – AEL – we need your passport details and we need to send through to Nepal ahead of your departure a scan of a passport-style photograph of yourself. Please send this to us once your holiday is guaranteed. We also ask that you to take with you to Nepal 2 passport photographs. You will hand these over to your local leader on Day 1.

For these Conservation Area treks and other treks requiring Special Permits – KAN, DLG, NAP, NTM – we need to send through to Nepal ahead of your departure a scan of a passport-style photograph of yourself and a scan of the information pages of your passport. Please send these to us once your holiday is guaranteed. On arrival in Kathmandu you may still be required to provide your passport (with your visa) for presentation at the Nepal Tourism Board. If this does happen, your passport will be returned to you by your tour leader at dinner.

For those trips requiring Climbing Permits – MER, IPC, CTL, SBP – we need to send to Nepal ahead of your departure, a scan of a passport-style photograph of yourself and a scan of the information pages of your passport. Please send these to us once your holiday is guaranteed. On arrival in Kathmandu you may still be required to provide your passport (with your visa) for presentation at the Nepal Tourism Board. If this does happen, your passport will be returned to you by your tour leader at dinner.

EQUIPMENT  LIST

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 whilst trekking including your sleeping bag and mattress should be no more than 12.5 kgs. This limit which is set by the porters is strictly enforced and bags will be weighed prior to setting off on trek. Anything not required on the trek can be left at the group hotel in Islamabad. Please note that your mountaineering equipment will be packed into additional, communal kitbags at the start of the trekking and this equipment will not be part of your personal 12.5 kgs weight limit.

We will send you a list of detail items closer to your Holiday departure.

Please do drop us an email at info@trangoadventure.com if you need more information regarding Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

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