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Annapurna Base Camp (Sanctuary) Trekking 10 Days

Annapurna Base Camp (Sanctuary) Trek: Annapurna Base Camp (Sanctuary) Trekking is a moderate nature trek that starts at Nayapul, an hour drive from Pokhara, which takes you to the foot [Annapurna Base Camp, 4,130m] of Mt. Annapurna, one of the most magnificent peaks in the world. The trail takes you through fascinating traditional villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung, Magar, and Thakali who will greet you very warmly if you cared to stop for a conversation. The hike continues through dense rhododendron forest with towering snowy peaks in the background.

Trip Facts

Trip Duration 10  Days
Best Time Sep-May   Weather in Nepal
Grade Moderate
Highest access of the trek 4,130 M.
Culture Mixed culture of major Gurungs and Magars.
Mode of trekking tour Tea House, Equipment and clothing Checklist 
Most Attraction of the trek

Touching the Mountain and best sunrise in the world. Cost includes / excludes

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival In Kathmandu - [1,338 m]: Upon your arrival, a representative from Wild Guanabana will be waiting outside the airport gates to take you to the hotel. Depending on time of arrival, plans will be made for a briefing meeting once you have settled in.

Day 02: Fly to Pokhara [970 m] Drive to Nayapul then trek to Ghandruk [1,945 m] - (B,L,D): After very early breakfast we transfer to the domestic airport then we take flight to Pokhara (about 25 M), the beautiful lake city and catch great views of the Himalayas from the right side of our airplane. After landing in the Pokhara airport we drive to Naya Pull (1 hour and 20 minutes) and start the trek. From Birethanti, we trek to Ghandruk, a beautiful village mostly inhabited by the Gurung community. If time permits, we also visit the Gurung museum today. Overnight in Ghandruk. Walking hour 5-6 hours.

Day 03:  Ghandruk to Chhomrong [2,170 m] - (B,L,D): At this juncture, we climb up for around an hour up to Kimrungdanda. On the way, we can enjoy great views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Ganggapurna. Next, it’s a steep descent takes us to the Kimrong Khola. After another steep ascent from Kimrong Khola to Chere Danda, we 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. Overnight in Chhomrong. Walking hour 5-6 hours.

Day 04: Chhomrong Trek To Himalaya Hotel [2900 m] - (B,L,D): Leaving Chhomrong the trail descends to cross the Chhomrong Khola on a suspension bridge, then climbs high above the Modi Khola on it's west bank. The trail then ascends through the villages of Tilche and Sinuwa and finally reaches Kuldi at 2350m. From here the trail descends a long, steep stone staircase into bamboo and rhododendron forests and eventually we reach the small settlement of Bamboo Lodge at 2340m. After lunch at bamboo The trail continues along the west bank of the Modi Khola valley through dense bamboo forest, occasionally dropping to cross tributary streams, but ascending continuously, and reaches the settlement of Doban at 2630m where there are several good lodges. The trail then continues high above the river to our resting place for the night, the small settlement of tea-houses known as Himalayan Hotel at 2900m. Tea House.  "B,L,D" (Trek) (Walking time 6-7 hours).

Day 05: Himalaya Hotel To Annapurna Base camp [4130 m] - (B,L,D): From here it is an hour's walk to Hinko Cave at 3160m, and a further half an hour to Deorali at 3230m. Above Deorali the valley widens and becomes less steep. Reaching Deorali brings a feeling to us that we are near to our destination. We can now see the 'gates' to the Sanctuary. The trail continues into the Sanctuary to meet the Modi Khola and follows the river to Bagar, a meadow at 3310m. From Bagar we continue to trek upwards and reach the area known as Machhapuchhre Base Camp at 3720m where we will have a lunch. This is a collection of tea-houses spread over a large area. From here the mountain views are fantastic and include Annapurna (8091m).

After Lunch at Machhapuchere Base Camp we start our trek and make the 2 hours trek to Annapurna Base Camp at 4095m, crossing four hotels on a knoll at 4130m. The trail continues upwards, on a good path, to the south of the moraine This is the highlight of the trip and affords us marvelous close up views of the mountains that make up this incredible natural amphitheatre. On arrival at ABC we get a superb view of the near vertical south face of Annapurna that towers above the Sanctuary to the north-west, which was climbed in 1970 by Don Whillans and Dougal Haston on an expedition led by Chris Bonington. We arrive at ABC mid-morning which allows ample time to explore the surrounding area and take some stunning photographs. Overnight stay at Annapurna Base Camp.    Tea House.  (Trek) (Walking time 6-7 hours).

Day 06:  Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo  [2,310 m]  - (B,L,D):  From the Annapurna base camp we retrace our steps to Bamboo. Today’s trek is downhill so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Besides, we will always have the company of the extraordinary landscape to cheer us up.  Overnight in Bamboo. Walking hour 7-8 hours.

Day 07:  Bamboo to Jhinu Danda [1,760 m] - (B,L,D):  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. Overnight in Jhinu Danda. Walking hour 7-8 hours.

Day 08:  Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara [980 m] - (B,L): On our way to Naya Pul from Jhinu Danda we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. From via  Shauli Bazaar at 1,140m. Once there, it’s an easy and pleasant walk along the Modi Khola riverbank to Birethanti at 1,065m, where we stop for lunch. Birethanti is a beautiful riverside village that is usually busy with many trekkers starting and finishing their treks. From here we trek to Nayapul then catch a car back to Pokhara. The evening is free to relax and catch up on some last minute shopping.

Day 09: Fly to Kathmandu (Mid Day) [1,330 m] - (B): After breakfast in Pokhara, we have a mountain flight to Kathmandu; it is a thrilling exciting flight over forests, fields and villages with the Himalayas at the background. On arrival, we transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 10: Fly back home (1,330m) - (B): We will transfer you to the airport and assist with check-in procedures.


Price Includes:

* Arrival & Departure Transfers by private on both domestic / international flights.
* Company’s Trekking Duffle bags.
* Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
* Meals as stated above (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch & D=Dinner).
* Accommodation in Tea houses during the trekking (Double Room Basis).
* Kathmandu-Pokhara -Kathmandu flights with airport Tax.
* Pokhara -Hemja- Pokhara Transfer by Car.
* Trekking Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment including Insurance
* Trekking Guide with insurance.
* Trekking map.
* Trekking Permits and National Park fees.
* All Government taxes.
* Office service charge.


Price excludes:

* International flight to Kathmandu, Nepal
* Nepal Visa Fee (US$25 for 15 days)
* Your Travel Insurance
* Extra drinks, snacks and dessert on the mountain and main meals in the cities
* Single supplement fee if you are staying in a single room
* Personal expenses like battery charging at elevation, and facilities on the mountain
* Tips & gratuities

Fixed departure: Any Days (Dates).


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