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14 Day - Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Duration: 14 days
Tour ID: 1542
Overview

Annapurna sanctuary trek is another well-known name of this Annapurna Base Camp trek which is surrounded by a ring of high mountains above 7000m.

The gorge, made by the Modi Khola river is between two famous mountains of the Annapurna Range of Nepal Himalaya, called Machhapuchchhre (Fishtail) and Hiuchuli; and is the only way to enter this paradise.

The matchless combination of height and depth, nature and culture as well as flora and fauna proves its name ideal to call a sanctuary.

The south-facing slope of the sanctuary is covered with dense tropical jungles of rhododendron and bamboo. In the north are dry rain shaded areas with colder climates similar to the Tibetan plateau.

The sanctuary only gets 7 hours of sun even during summer and is also known as the sacred land of the Gurung people - who were the only people to inhabit this area in the past.

The itinerary of this trek includes a beautiful walk through a rhododendron forest which leads you to Poonhill, which is a famous viewpoint in Nepal. This view from Poonhill is outstanding, and from where you can view the whole Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna and (Machhapuchhre) Fishtail as well as seeing beautiful sunrise views.

Similarly, the view of Gadharvachuli, Annapurna III, and Fishtail Mountain from the Machapuchare Base Camp is awe-inspiring.

There is nothing to compare, however, to the 360-degree view from Annapurna Base Camp, and where you will be surrounded by the mountains and feel like you are in an ice bowl.

Highlights
  • Spectacular mountain views and impressive sunrise from Poonhill
  • Impressive view of Annapurna Glacier and 360 degree mountain view from Annapurna Base Camp
  • Walking through the gorge made by the Modi Khola between Hiunchuli and Mt. Machhapuchhre
  • Explore charming Pokhara
  • Enjoy bathing in the natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda
  • Trek through fine forests of oak and rhododendron
Good to Know
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 14 days
  • Skip the Line Skip the Line
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • These tours commence on Tuesdays or FridaysThese tours commence on Tuesdays or Fridays
  • Live Guide Live Guide
    English
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick-up from Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
Inclusions
  • Farewell dinner
  • Official expenses
  • All government taxes
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu
  • Duffle kit bag and trekking map (yours to keep)
  • ACAP permit and TIMS permit fees for trek
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all trekking staff
  • The required number of local staff and porters during the trek (2 clients = 1 porter)
  • Government license holder English speaking local guide
  • All twin sharing accommodation in lodges during the trek
  • All standard meals during the trek
  • Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara on B&B plan
  • Pick-up drop-off from Kathmandu airport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the inclusion section
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected)
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
  • Nepal entry visa, you can obtain your visa upon arrival at Kathmandu airport
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other major cities
Itinerary
Days

On arrival at the airport, you will be met by one of our representatives (who will be holding a card with your name on it) and transferred to your hotel by private car, van or bus and which takes about 20 minutes.

Our representative will give you some information about your trip and arrange an appointment with your trekking leader for the next afternoon.

Elevation: Kathmandu 1340m

Overnight: hotel in Kathmandu

 

  • Breakfast
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After a 07:00 am departure you will drive to Pokhara (200 kilometres west of Kathmandu) by a deluxe tourist bus.

Pokhara is in a beautiful valley, with panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fishtail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, and Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east.

The town of Pokhara is set on the banks of Phewa Lake and is smaller and less confused than Kathmandu, providing the perfect starting point for our trek.

Rest for about an hour after your arrival in Pokhara and explore around lakeside in the evening.

Total driving time: 6-7 hours

Elevation: Pokhara 827m

Overnight: Pokhara hotel

  • Breakfast
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Today you will drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga.

Total driving time: 1.5 hours

Total trekking time: 4 hours

Elevation: Tikhedhunga 1570m

Overnight: Tikhedhunga tea-house

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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On leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with a steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2070m.

The trail then continues to ascend more gently, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti at 2250meters. Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2460m. After an hours walk, we will arrive at Ghorepani. 

Toral trekking time: 6 hours

Elevation: Ghorepani 2850m

Overnight: Ghorepani tea-house

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :

One of the most awaited moments of your trip is a sunrise view from Poon Hill.

Today, very early in the morning, we start an hours hiking to Poon Hill, a brilliant sight; this vantage point provides perfect views of the early morning sunrise over the high Himalayas. There we spend about 1 hour, then return to Ghorepani where we will have a hot breakfast.

We will continue our trip to Tadapani. On the way to Tadapani we climb up along the ridges and through rhododendron and pine forests to achieve a 300m elevation, with another stunning view of the Himalayas.

Now it is time to descend towards Tadapani, stopping at Banthanti for lunch, the beautiful small village offering the closest view of Annapurna south and Machhapuchhre. 

Total trekking time: 6 hours

Elevation: Poon Hill 3210m

Elevation: Tadapani 2680m

Overnight: Tadapani tea-house

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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From Tadapani, you will start to descend through a dense forest for an hour and continue to descend very steeply among terraces to Kyumnu Khola passing through Chuile village.

You will head downstream to a suspension bridge and where you will find yourself in complete isolation amidst the serenity of nature - a great experience.

Your trek does not stop here. After trekking for a while, you approach teahouses at Gurjung where you can rest and enjoy a drink or snacks. After you will resume your trek to the north, ascending gradually toward Chhomroong where we stop for lunch.

From Chhomroong you will have an outstanding and compelling view of Machhapuchhre. 

We will now continue towards Sinuwa for another two hours trek and start to descend to Chhomroong Khola and ascend again to your final destination for today. 

Total trekking time: 6 hours

Elevation: Sinuwa 2325m

Overnight: Sinuwa tea-house

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Today on the trails you will bypass a rhododendron-covered ridge path, mountainous terrains and forests of bamboo.

As you enjoy breathtaking views of Annapurna mountain ranges and Machhapuchhre, you gather more energy and enthusiasm to explore further.

During your five-hour walking, you will cross Modi Khola, pass through Khuldigar, Bamboo, Dovan, Himalaya Hotel and Hinko cave and finally reach Deurali where you wrap up your trip for the day. 

Total trekking time: 5 hours

Elevation: Deurali 3231m

Overnight: Deurali tea-house

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :

Your next and final destination is to reach Annapurna base camp.

Your trip today begins by ascending gradually to Annapurna base camp passing through Machhapuchhre base camp, which offer grand views of snow-capped peaks which include Annapurna I, II, III and IV and the fishtail spire of Machhapuchhre.

You stop at Machhapuchhre base camp for a quick tea break and continue to Annapurna base camp. As you reach Annapurna Base Camp, witness awesome picturesque landscapes, majestic panoramic views of snow-capped mountainous peaks all above 7000m and varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna massif. 

Total trekking time: 6 hours

Elevation: Annapurna Base Camp 4130m

Overnight: Annapurna Base Camp tea-house

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Today you head back down to Bamboo, leaving behind this marvellous place and saving the pictures of all these awesome picturesque landscapes and majestic panoramic views of snow-capped mountain peaks in the hard disk of your brain -  which won’t be erased in your lifetime.

You will follow the same trail you had ascended. 

Total trekking time: 6 hours

Elevation: Bamboo 2347m

Overnight: Bamboo tea-house

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :

We follow the same trail until Chhomroong. The trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo fields passing through Khuldighar, where an experimental sheep farm is found.

With lots of up and down trails, we will come to Jhinu hot spring which includes descending very steeply from Chhomroong.

Enjoy bathing in the natural hot springs.

Total trekking time: 5 hours

Elevation: Jhinu hot spring 1780m

Overnight: Tea-house

 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :

The day begins with a 10 minute descend to Kimrong Khola and crosses a suspension bridge before heading on to New Bridge following the right bank of Modi Khola.

Then you cross another bridge and follow the left bank of the river through a very thin subtropical forest to approach Landuruk and dense temperate forest to Dhampus, passing through Deurali and Potana offering the perfect view of the Himalayas. Your destination for today has a wide view of the Annapurna range and Manaslu.

Total trekking time: 6 hours

Elevation: Dhampus 1695m

Overnight: Dhampus tea-house

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :

You are completing the trek with a steep descend to Phedi, which takes about two hours, and a 30-minute drive to Pokhara. A

After having lunch your trekking guide will take you for a sightseeing tour around Pokhara. 

Total trekking time: 2 hours

Total driving time: 30 minutes

Overnight: Pokhara hotel

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation :

7 hrs scenic drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus, you will enjoy the view of river along the way.

Enjoy a farewell dinner with your new family

Overnight: Kathmandu hotel

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Hotel
  • Tourist Bus
  • We will arrange private transport and domestic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu as per your interest with additional cost.

Today is free for last minute shopping for souvenirs or gifts for your family, friends or relatives.

If departing, you will be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onward destination.

  • Breakfast
Meeting Point
We will pick you up from Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu upon your arrival
Know Before You Go
  • Make sure that you have proper trekking equipment, do not forget to ask us to provide a complete equipment list
  • You can obtain A Nepal entry visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. Two passport size photos are required for visa application
  • Get basic knowledge about symptoms, prevention and cure for high altitude sickness
  • Do not forget to buy a travel insurance policy which covers medical and emergency evacuation for high altitude trekking
  • Teahouses are very basic during the trek and during peak season they are generally overbooked and you may need to share a room with some other travelers
  • A four seasonal sleeping bag and descent quality down jacket is necessary. Your own is recommended if you have, otherwise you can rent in Kathmandu
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