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Annapurna base camp/sanctuary Trek

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Duration
12 Days
Altitude
4130m
Group
1-10
Grade
Moderate
Accomodation
Tea house/ Lodges

Overview

 “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir

 About Trip 

If you're an adventure seeker looking for a challenging trek that offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas and a chance to immerse yourself in Nepalese culture, Trekkingsnepal introduce the popular route through above gorkhaland - Annapurna base Camp Trek should be on your bucket list. This route takes you through the heart of the Annapurna region, one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal, and offers a unique opportunity to witness the majestic beauty of Mt. Annapurna, the 10th highest mountain in the world.

The journey to Annapurna Base Camp is an experience of a lifetime that combines adrenaline with natural beauty and cultural diversity. You will encounter stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and local ethnic communities as you trek through the Himalayas.

Key Takeaways

  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a challenging adventure that takes you through the heart of the Annapurna region.

  • You'll witness the majestic beauty of Mt. Annapurna, the 10th highest mountain in the world, and popular Mt. Fishtail.

  • The trek offers stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and cultural encounters with local ethnic communities.

The Annapurna region of Nepal is an area of stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage and is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world. The region is home to the world-famous Annapurna mountain range, which includes the 10th highest peak in the world, Mount Annapurna.

The Annapurna trek is known for its diverse landscapes, which range from lush subtropical forests, terraced rice paddies, and beautiful waterfalls to barren rocky landscapes, high altitude deserts, and snow-capped peaks. Trekking in the Annapurna region provides an exciting opportunity to experience Nepal's natural beauty while also encountering the warm and welcoming local communities.

The Annapurna region is located in central Nepal and includes two major river systems, the Kali Gandaki and the Marsyangdi. The region is also known for its rich cultural history, with a variety of ethnic groups residing here, including the Gurungs, Magars, and Thakalis. These communities have preserved their unique traditions and customs, which reflect both Hindu and Buddhist influences.

Trekking Experience
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is considered a moderate to difficult trek, demanding a certain level of physical fitness and stamina. The trail covers a distance of approximately 110 km and involves both uphill and downhill sections, with a maximum altitude of 4,130 meters above sea level at the base camp.

The trek provides a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the stunning beauty of the Himalayas and experience the local culture and traditions of the ethnic communities living in the Annapurna region. Along the way, trekkers can expect to encounter breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and remote villages that have remained unchanged for centuries.

Spectacular Landscapes
The Annapurna trek offers some of the most magnificent views of the Himalayas. Trekking through lush forests, fertile valleys, and traditional villages, you will be greeted by stunning snow-capped peaks towering above you. The Annapurna region is home to some of the highest peaks in the world, including Mt. Annapurna, and the views of these majestic mountains will leave you breathless.

One of the highlights of the Annapurna trek is the sunrise view of Poon Hill. From this vantage point, trekkers are treated to a panoramic view of the Annapurna range, including Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre. The trail to Poon Hill is also worth mentioning as it takes you through beautiful rhododendron forests, which are especially vibrant during the spring season.

Himalayan Wildlife
The Annapurna region is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, making it a haven for nature lovers. Trekkers on the Annapurna route are often fortunate to catch a glimpse of some of the rare and endangered species found in the region.

The elusive snow leopard, known for its snowy white coat and piercing blue eyes, is one such endangered species that is found in the Annapurna region. These solitary animals are known to roam the high altitudes of the Himalayas, making them difficult to spot. The Himalayan musk deer, another rare species, is also found in this region. These small deer are known for their distinct scent, which comes from a gland in their stomach and is used to attract mates.

Other animals commonly seen along the Annapurna trek include the Himalayan tahr, a type of wild goat that is adapted to living in rocky terrain, and the langur monkey, which can often be spotted leaping from tree to tree in the lush forests.

The Annapurna region is also home to a wide range of birds, including the multi-colored impeyan pheasant, the national bird of Nepal, and the Himalayan monal, another brightly plumed bird that is often seen in the region. The endangered vulture species, including the Himalayan griffon and the bearded vulture, also call the Annapurna region their home.

Cultural Encounters
The Annapurna region is not only famous for its natural beauty but also for its diverse ethnic groups and unique cultures. The trekking trail takes you through several traditional villages where you can experience the local lifestyle and culture up close. The most prominent ethnic groups encountered along the Annapurna trek are the Gurungs and Magars, who are known for their warm hospitality and distinct cultural practices.

Conclusion
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an adventure of a lifetime that should be experienced by all trekkers. The journey through the majestic Annapurna region offers breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, lush forests, and picturesque villages. It is also an opportunity to encounter diverse wildlife, including rare species like the snow leopard and Himalayan musk deer, while exploring unique cultural experiences with local ethnic communities, such as the Gurungs and Magars.

The trekking experience requires physical fitness and perseverance, with challenges such as altitude sickness and unpredictable weather conditions. However, the reward of reaching the Annapurna Base Camp and witnessing the stunning panoramic view of Mt. Annapurna and its surrounding peaks is an unforgettable moment that will stay with you forever.

Embarking on the Annapurna trek is a chance to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and immerse oneself in nature's beauty. It is an opportunity to challenge oneself and discover new perspectives while creating memories that last a lifetime.

So pack your bags, prepare your mind and body, and embark on the Annapurna trek. It is a journey that will leave you in awe and inspire you to continue exploring the world's hidden treasures.



 Included in the Cost (Received) 

  •  ®    All airport transfers (arrival and departure).
  •  ®   Twin sharing convenience in Kathmandu 
  •  ®   The best local teahouse accommodation during trekking.
  •  ®  Experience leader guide (English speaking, first aid, eco-trained), Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers), assistant according to group size.
  •  ®   Breakfast, Dinner, and Lunch are served with seasonal fruits and tea cups.
  •  ®   All expenses for Nepalese crew members including salaries, insurance, food, accommodation, equipment and transportation.
  •  ®   Roundtrip Domestic Flight  with airport taxes (if mention in itinerary).
  •  ®   All necessary National Park Permit and Paperworks.
  •  ®   All necessary trekking transfers.
  •  ®   Down Jacket and Seasonal Sleeping Bag (return after use).
  •  ®   Travel Duffel Bag (return after use).
  •  ®   Nepalese Cultural Dinner with farewell programme
  •  ®   A complete first-aid medical kit.
  •  ®   All relevant fees, taxes, and levies. 
  •  ®   Route map for hiking (As a souvenir)
  •  ®   Experience certificate (after completion the journey)
  •  ®   First Aid service (Basic)
  •  ®   Oximeter - To decide your oxygen level.

 Not Included In the Cost (Canceled) 

  •  ©   Nepal Visa Expense and Worldwide Airfare.
  •  ©   lodging & fooding in Kathmandu Valley.
  •  ©   Individual Trekking Gears and Equipments.
  •  ©  Trekking Costs like Drinking Water, Soft & Hard Drinks, Juice, Phone Calls, Web Utilize, Battery Charging, Clothing, Hot Shower, Gift, Extra Porters etc.
  •  ©   Any Kinds of Health or Travel Insurance (It is obligatory to decrease the conceivable cost in case of crisis clearing)
  •  ©  Cost emerges due to hindrance and delays within the program schedule due to climate issues or Health problem issues.
  •  ©  Tipping to trekking crew members (highly expected), and Donating.
  •  ©   Any additional expenditures or activities aside from  "Service Provided"

 

Trip Cost ( All price are on group join basis Contact Us  for private trip or customize Trip).   How To Pay   Booking FAQS.

  1.  Service  Package cost= US$630 per person                Book Now  
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 Package Description


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Itinerary

 Short Itinerary 

  • Day 01:  Drive from kathmandu  to PokharaD(823m/2,700ft), 5-6 hrs drive .
  • Day 02: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,577m/5,173 ft), 1 hr drive and 4 hrs walk..
  • Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft). 5-6 hrs walk..
  • Day 04: Poon hill hike and trek to Tadapani (2540m/8332ft), 6-7 hrs walk..
  • Day 05: Trek to Chhomrong (2,210m/7,249 ft), 5-6 hrs walk..
  • Day 06: Trek to Dovan (2,600m/8,528 ft), 5-6 hrs walk..
  • Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchre Base Camp (MBC- 3,700m/12,139ft), 4-5 hrs walk..
  • Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC- 4130m/13550ft) 3 hrs walk.
  • Day 09: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,300m/7,544 ft), 5- hrs walk..
  • Day 10: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1,780m/5,859 ft), 5-6 hrs walk..
  • Day 11: Trek to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft), 6-7 hrs walk & 1 hr drive..
  • Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft), 5-6 hrs drive..


 Details Itinerary 

  • Day 01:  Drive from kathmandu  to PokharaD(823m/2,700ft), 5-6 hrs drive .Early morning drive by tourist bus to Pokhara through the beautiful Nepalese countryside to reach the Pokhara lakeside and transfer to the hotel and rest of the time explore the surrounding lakeside areas and overnight at hotel.
     
  • Day 02: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,577m/5,173 ft), 1 hr drive and 4 hrs walk.Today after breakfast our trekking guide will take you for an hour drive to Naya Pul and commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town beside the Modi River. We head up the main trail to Sudami where we climb gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Hile (1495m) before pushing on to Tikhe Dhunga.
     
  • Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft). 5-6 hrs walk.After breakfast we prepare for the long uphill and start with steeply ascends on the long stone steps to Ulleri village with the amazing landscape and the Himalayan scenery. We spend a pleasant day's trekking through rhododendron and oak forests. The scenery gives you inner power to climb up these steps and immerse you to walk more. After few hours of walking with several breaks in between reaching at Ghorepani, we can enjoy the fantastic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range.
     
  • Day 04: Poon hill hike and trek to Tadapani (2540m/8332ft), 6-7 hrs walk.An early morning start for 40 minutes hike up to Poon hill (3210m/10530ft), the route offers the glimpse of the pleasant rhododendron forest. This brilliant viewpoint provides us an unobstructed sunrise over the high Himalayas and the wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and all the way to Manasalu. After a great time return back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trek to Tadapani for overnight.
     
  • Day 05: Trek to Chhomrong (2,210m/7,249 ft), 5-6 hrs walk.Dropping down from Tadapani to the Kimrong Khola offers good views of the upper Modi valley. After crossing the suspension bridge the trail follows up to the Gurjung village for your lunch stop. Further trek leads uphill for half an hour we then arrive in the village of Chhomrong (2210m) which lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli. Chhomrong is the biggest Gurung settlement in this valley.
     
  • Day 06: Trek to Dovan (2,600m/8,528 ft), 5-6 hrs walk.After breakfast our trail descent to the Chhomrong Khola and then the trail leads us to a small place of Sinuwa hill. After that the trek enters the upper Modi Khola valley. After lunch we continue our trek going down to Bamboo through an uninhabited forest area to Dovan for overnight stay.
     
  • Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchre Base Camp (MBC- 3,700m/12,139ft), 4-5 hrs walk.After your breakfast our day start for the route climbs to Himalaya Hotel (2840m). On the way we can explore the Hinku cave, where from the trail crosses a ravine and major avalanche track just further till Deurali (3,000m/9,840 ft) for lunch. After lunch the trail continues into the Machhapuchre Base Camp for overnight stay with the closest view of the Machhapuchre along Annapurna I and Gangapurna.
     
  • Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC- 4130m/13550ft) 3 hrs walk.After breakfast this day lead you in the heart of the Sanctuary at the Annapurna Base Camp for overnight stay. The trail follows uphill for few hours passing a few roofless shepherds huts along the side of a moraine and this area is windy and often snowbound. This is superb scenery of the Himalaya and can be seen rarely this amazing panoramic view of snow capped mountains surrounding you. Full day you have time to explore and relax at the base camp as per your interest.
     
  • Day 09: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,300m/7,544 ft), 5- hrs walk.Today wake up with the glimpse of sunrise over Mt Annapurna I and after a great time retrace the journey back to Bamboo for the overnight. As you know that here as well few guest house settled for the purposes of tourism service. You can rest and relax at the evening with a good memorable view of the many snow capped peaks and enjoy the dinner.
     
  • Day 10: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1,780m/5,859 ft), 5-6 hrs walk.After breakfast our trail leads to the Khuldi Ghar and retract to Sinuwa hill continuous trek up to the Chhomrong. After lunch the trek steeply descend towards the Jhinu for overnight stay. You may have chance to visit natural hot spring down to the stream and enjoy the hot bath.
     
  • Day 11: Trek to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft), 6-7 hrs walk & 1 hr drive.This will be a long day walk follows the river Modi most of the way reaching at Landruk village from here the route follow the down hill path leading back to Syauli Bazaar. The walk is pleasant most of the way following the Modi River until Birethanthi and an easy trek to Nayapul. Our adventure ends here and we drive back to Pokhara for the overnight.
     
  • Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft), 5-6 hrs drive.Early morning drive by tourist bus to Pokhara through the beautiful Nepalese countryside to reach the Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the time relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.
    •                                 "We wish you a wonderful Himalayan adventure with us"

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