Annapurna Base Camp Trekking   |  14 Days

adventure to world tenth highest Annapurna base camp within sanctuary hidden between mighty peaks

Explorer Adventure offers Annapurna Base Camp Trekking with a difference where interested trekkers can join in this great mountainous journey of little more than a week duration adventure, leading you in the heart of mighty Mt. Annapurna base camp with breath-taking panorama of mountains that you have ever imagined.

Mt. Annapurna stands as world tenth highest mountains above 8,091 m high, one of the toughest peaks to challenge, first climbed by French Expeditions lead by Maurice Herzog in June 3rd 1950 the first 8,000 meters mountains ever to be conquered even before Mt. Everest was summated in 1953.

Annapurna the name comes from ancient Hindu Sanskrit word means Food /Crops enough, as the mountain provides glaciers to feed the rivers which irrigates the crops fields yielding good harvest for all people with sufficient food, hence the word ‘Anna for crops’ and ‘Purna as Enough’.

Annapurna dedicated to Goddess of harvest which one can visit the temple of Annapurna located in the heart of Kathmandu at Ason market, a great meaningful name for a mountain which you will certainly enjoy in our fascinating Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking starts with a drive from capital Kathmandu heading Mid West city at Pokhara one of the leading tourist destination in all Himalaya, a place famous for its spectacular scenery of Annapurna Himalaya and Machapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ which reflects on its serene Phewa and Begnas Lakes.

Walking with short drive from Pokhara and then heading straight towards Annapurna base camp and scenic Sanctuary where walk leads to large Gurung village at Chomrong with time to witness the local culture of great interest, and then following the raging Modi River right up to its glacial source at Annapurna Base Camp at the height of 4,130 m high offering grand panorama of its surrounding close peaks.

An adventure to Annapurna base camp trekking one of the few high treks in Himalaya with no problem of catching AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) as walk leads slowly and gradually with time to get acclimatize on walks and overnight at nice lodges.

After reaching in the heart of Annapurna at base camp and beautiful sanctuary enclosed and hidden between giant peaks, our return trek from Chomrong onwards leads back to Pokhara via other different scenic route and ending at picturesque Pokhara on completing a fabulous and magnificent Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.  

Trip Highlights

  • “Stunning adventure to world tenth highest Mt. Annapurna base camp with glorious mountain views
  • Daily views of Annapurna Himalaya with majestic Machapuchare Himal the Fish Tail peak
  • Exploring local Gurung traditional farm villages in the country of famous Gorkha soldiers
  • Adventure walks within heart of world tenth highest Mt. Annapurna and within scenic Sanctuary
  • Following raging Modi River right up to its glacial source at Annapurna base camp
  • Beginning and ending at picturesque Pokhara blessed with natural beauty of mountains and lakes”

Itinerary

  • 1 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be warmly received by our guide and staff and then transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city.

    First check into your hotel rooms on getting refreshed from the flight and with Jet-Lag, then join with other members of Annapurna Base Camp trekking for group briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding your stay in Nepal, hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information, evening welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with Folk cultural programs to entertain you during your meals.
  • 2 Day 2: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour around world heritage sites. Morning after breakfast leave the hotel for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu where our
    city guide will lead you to places of interest, Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient
    heritage and varied ancient culture where you will visit world heritage sites around Kathmandu for half
    day or full day.

    After an interesting and wonderful tour of ancient historical and religious sites around Kathmandu,
    with afternoon free preparation for next day journey to Nepal Mid West at Pokhara.
  • 3 Day 3: Drive / Fly to Pokhara 860m (220 k.m distance) of 06 hrs journey (30 min by air).Morning taking an exciting drive to scenic Pokhara, which leads you on Nepal’s busy highway with
    grand views of peaks and landscapes, as drive leads past many towns and farm villages then reaching at
    Pokhara after 5-6 hrs of interesting overland journey where hotels located by the serene Phewa lake
    side
    Pokhara, blessed with natural beauty located on the laps of massive Annapurna Himalaya includes
    magnificent Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’, due to its twin summits, a virgin unclimbed peaks of
    Himalaya.
    Besides mountains and rolling green hills treasures calm lakes of Phewa and Begnas where most of the
    good hotels and international standard restaurants located by the Phewa Lake.

    (For flying options of 30 minutes flights to Pokhara 30 minutes from Kathmandu)
  • 4 Day 4: Drive past Bhirethati to Seuli Bazaar and trek to Ghandruk village 1,940 m - 05 hrs. After a nice and pleasant stop in Pokhara with excellent views of Annapurna Himalaya with majestic
    Machhapuchare Himal, having breakfast an exciting drive leads you for few hours beyond Pokhara valley to reach our starting point of Annapurna Base Camp trekking.
    Drive leads past Pokhara valley outskirt with marvelous scenery of Annapurna peaks and farm lands and
    then reaching much warmer areas of Nayapul town by the road side of Pokhara and Beni highway.

    From here following Modi River to a nice and lovely village at Bhirethati and beyond to reach at Seuli
    Bazaar near the side of raging Modi River, where our first day walks begins through farm villages with
    uphill on stone paved steps to reach at Kimche and then heading highest to reach at Ghandruk village
    overnight stop.

    A lovely village populated by Gurung people this place houses good lodges with views of peaks and
    beautiful landscapes with time to explore around this impressive village of Gurung people, the hill tribes of Annapurna Himalaya where men folks are famous as Gurkha soldiers in foreign infantry with British and Indian armies.

    The Gurung people are farmers and cattle herders as their age-old profession interwoven with Buddhism religion and as well practices their ancestral rites of Bon sect (pre Buddhism) worshipping nature and mountains as holy spirits.
  • 5 Day 5: Trek to Chomrong 1,951m - 05 hrs. Trek from Ghandruk leads higher past farm terraces and into cool shade of forest and then heading uphill to Kimrong ridge, with long descend to Kimrong River valley with number of farm houses serving as lodge as well.

    After a refreshing stop afternoon climb leads for an hour and then on nice winding trail to reach on top of a hill with grand views of Annapurna peaks, and then on fairly easy downhill walks all the way to village of Chomrong the last village and the gateway towards Annapurna base camp and scenic sanctuary.
  • 6 Day 6: Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050 m -06 hrs.From Chomrong our route leads past terraced farms then descend to Chomrong River, after crossing a bridge climb all the way for an hour or more to reach at Sinuwa Danda and a small village after this scenic spot on winding path into dense woodland with downhill for an hour to reach at a place called Bamboo, a small settlement with lodges in the middle of bamboo, rhododendron and oaks forest.

    After a brief stop an hour walk on gradual up brings you to overnight halt at Dovan, an isolated spot with few lodges, located in the midst of a forest near raging Modi River.
  • 7 Day 7: Trek to Machapuchare Base Camp 3,720m via Deurali 3,350 m - 6 hrs.After Dovan, walk leads into cool forest with slow and gradual up following Modi River upstream, the trail continues with few ups and down to reach at Himalaya Hotel near huge Hinko cave, situated at beneath Hiunchuli peak. Himalaya Hotel is a small place with 2-3 lodges.

    Continue walk with downhill and then up to Deurali the last tea-house and lodge before Machapuchare Base Camp. From Deurali where green vegetation and tree lines disappears for short alpine shrubs and bushes, as walk leads up to follow raging Modi River upstream, the track is quite pleasant with few strenuous climb for an hour in between and then reaching at Machapuchare Base Camp for overnight stop.

    Machapuchare base camp houses about five good lodges located beneath north face of Machapuchare Himal the Fish Tail peak.
  • 8 Day 8: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m- 03 hrs.Today's heading to our main destination and highlight of the adventure as morning with short day walk leads you in the heart of the Sanctuary at Annapurna Base Camp, walk follows uphill for few hours, on grassy path, and then on pleasant path with magnificent view of snow peaks that surrounds you with massive Annapurna I, a great wall of a mountain slowly walk ends at Annapurna Base Camp the one and only place in all Himalaya with nice cozy Lodges at base camp, offering superb panorama.
  • 9 Day 9: Trek to Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hrs.After a wonderful time in complete tranquility within giant mountains and in serene wilderness our return journey leads back to lush green vegetation, as walk leads downhill with few ups to reach at Bamboo small settlement for overnight.
  • 10 Day 10: Trek to Jhinu village 1,775 m - 06 hrs.Morning walk leaving behind Modi River and Bamboo areas with short ups and then on winding path into deep woodland to reach at Sinuwa danda with few houses and lodge, from here downhill to Chomrong River with climb to Chomrong village for possible lunch stop.

    From Chomrong a short climb and then descend on nice paved stone steps to reach at Jhinu village located on a high ridge and hill with super views of rolling hills and peaks, here with time to enjoy its hot natural spring which is 25 minutes walk downhill from the village by the bank of Modi River.
  • 11 Day 11: Trek to Tolka 1,640 m via Landruk villages 1,460 m - 05 hrs. Catching views of Annapurna peaks, morning walk leads on pleasant trail into cool shade of woodland with downhill to reach at New Bridge, and then crossing a long suspension bridge with nice moderate walks and then a short climb up to large Landruk village.

    After a refreshing break carry on trekking where walks gets gentle on winding trail with short uphill to reach at Tolka for overnight stop with views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli peaks.
  • 12 Day 12: Trek to Dhampus 1,530 m (04 hrs) then drive back to Pokhara 860 m - 01 hr. Our last day walk leads through farm fields and small villages of Bheda Kharka on gradual winding path
    and then a climb for an hour to Pritam Deurali hill top with views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri facing
    dramatic scenery of landscapes and then ending our final trek with downhill to Potana and then
    reaching at Dhampus village, a scenic spot situated on a high ridge offering panorama of snow capped
    mountain range, from here our walks concludes with a short drive back to picturesque Pokhara by the
    Phewa lake side.
  • 13 Day 13: Drive or fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels.Morning transfer either car-coach or tourist bus (as per the size of the group), for drive back to Kathmandu with scenic views of mountains, green scenery of hills and farm fields within nice villages and towns as drive brings you back at hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu.

    On reaching Kathmandu transfer to your respective hotels with time for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.
  • 14 Day 14: Depart for international flight home ward bound or to respective countries.Your last memorable day in Nepal after a wonderful experience on Annapurna Base Camp trekking with great service of Explorer Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

Cost Includes:

    • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
    • Three night hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B.
    • Two night Hotel in Pokhara on twin sharing  Basis with B.B
    • full board during the trek like Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System
    • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis 
    • Half Day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
    • Government license holder guide 
    • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
    • Duffel bag for packing your things for the trek 
    • Trekking Map
    • Hire sleeping bag and down jacket for the trekking.,
    • Transportation from Kathmandu to pokhara to Kathmandu Tourist Bus 
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Project ( ACAP) Entry  Permit.
    • Government taxes and official expense
    • Welcome Dinne

Cost Excludes:

    • Domestic flight KTM  Pokhara KTM 
    • Nepal entry visa personal travel and medical insurance
    • Expenses of personal nature and as well  gratitude (tips) for your Guide and potters 
    • Emergency  evacuation by any means of transport including Helicopter and personal medical kit. 
    • Lunch and Dinner whilst in Kathmandu
    •  Lunch and dinner whilst in pokhara  

Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.

INSURANCE POLICY:

Traveling to Himalayan countries specially on treks and other adventure with Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet, where clients should purchase travel and medical insurance covering immediate evacuation by any means of transportations, like helicopter or fastest way vehicle to reach nearest city and town hospitals.

Insurance Policy should cover all medical expenses incurred during your holidays in Himalayan countries, including travel insurance where sometimes Himalayan weather even in best times can be unpredictable, where trekking routes can be re-routed of cancelled in this case local company will not entertain you with refund, however provides you with letter so that one can claim from your respective insurance companies.

Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:

Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.

Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………

 Guide and Porters: 

On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.

All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.

Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.

Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.

Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.

We are also member of PACT (Porters Act commitment).  

 Altitude Sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness):
     Information of AMS and Precaution Measures:

High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.

Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.

To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.

The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.

On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.

The company provides as precaution measures against AMS with comprehensive medical kit, oxygen and Gamma Bags / Pressure Bags in some high altitude adventure treks, where some people as per their own doctor advice use Diamox also known as Acetazolamide to prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache when in high altitude walks and climb

Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.

This Diamox also used for other medications to treat certain type of eye problem (open-angle glaucoma). 

Acetazolamide a "water pill" (diuretic), it decrease amount of fluids that can build up in eyes, also helps to decrease buildup of body fluids (edema) caused by congestive heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide can work less well over time, so it is usually used only for a short period of time.

Using this pill should get advice from your doctor before trip departure to high Himalaya.

In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.

Equipments List
  • Down Jacket
  • Fibre pile jacket
  • light cotton trouser
  • Scarf
  • Short Trouser
  • Shorts or Skirt (for ladies)
  • sun hat
  • Sun Screen Cream
  • Sunglasses
  • T-shirt
  • Track Suit Bottoms
  • Trekking pole
  • Ultra Fleece Trousers
  • Warm Gloves a pair
  • Water bottle
  • Well fitting, comfortable boots
  • Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser a set each

Depature Dates

Start Date End Date AVAILABILITY Price Book
25 August, 2019 07 September, 2019 Guaranteed US $900
  • Cost start from US $900
  • Trip Duration 14 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Trekking
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