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Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC)

Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna, Nepal
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Duration

11 day 10night

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

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Overview

Start a fantastic  the  Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC) that takes us around the entire Annapurna Massif that culminates in the Thorong La Pass (5,416 m / 17,769 ft). We pass through the world’s longest river Kali Gandaki with Annapurna 1 at 8091 m to the east and Dhailagiri to 8167 m to the east. We get a taste of the fabulous mountain views of the  hill and explore various Annapurna region. Moreover, the Annapurna Circuit Trek also takes us to Manang, Jomsom and Mukinath region, which again introduces us to the diverse Nepali landscape and culture.

This is a long journey for travelers who want to put Annapurna Masif in a circle.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Ascending the Marshyangdi River valley
  • Get acquainted with the mountain people in the heart of Himalayas
  • Views of the world’s highest mountains: Dhaulagiri I (7th), Manaslu (8th) and Annapurna I (10th)
  • Crossing the Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters
  • The pilgrimage town of Muktinath
  • Driving through the world’s deepest gorge and the Kaligandaki valley
  • Bath in natural hot springs at Tatopani
  • Magnificent sunrise views from Poon Hill

Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu and trip preparation

After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from kharpunath travels will pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel. In the afternoon, we may take a rest or visit kharpunath travels’s office. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by kharpunath travels. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Maximum Altitude
1,350m/4,429ft

Day 02 Fly to Pokhara trek to Ghandruk

We take an early morning flight to Pokhara, 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 Pul (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.
Flight:
30 min

Hiking:
5-6 hrs

Maximum Altitude
1,940m/6,365ft

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Day 03 Ghandruk to Chhomrong

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. A steep descent takes us to the Kimrong Khola. After another steep ascent from Kimrong Khola to Chere Danda, we descend for a while and 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.
Hiking:
5-6 hrs

Maximum Altitude
2,170m/7,120ft

Day 04 Chhomrong to Bamboo

We descend via 2500 stone steps and cross the bridge above Chhomrong Khola. From here it is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. Next, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo.
Hiking:
4-5 hrs

Maximum Altitude
2,310m/7,579ft

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Day 05 Bamboo to Deurali

We pass through a bamboo forest which is damp and cold then ascend steadily with a few steep sections. It is only after reaching Himalaya Hotel that the forest opens up and we 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 we 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. Overnight in Deurali.
Hiking:
3-4 hrs

Maximum Altitude
3,230m/10,598ft

Day 06 Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp

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 savor mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South , Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
Hiking:
5-6 hrs

Maximum Altitude
4,130m/13,551ft

Day 07 Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo

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.
Hiking:
7-8 hrs

Maximum Altitude
2,310m/7,579ft

Day 08 Bamboo to Jhinu Danda

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 the hot springs which is just a 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda to soothe our aching body. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.
Hiking:
5-6 hrs

Maximum Altitude
1,760m/5,775ft

Day 09 Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara

On our way to Naya Pul from Jhinu Danda, we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. We have lunch on the way. Our trek will end at Naya Pul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.
*If the road construction connecting Jhinu Danda to Naya Pul is complete, driving from Jhinu Danda to Pokhara could be another option.
Hiking:
6 hrs

Driving:
1 hour

Maximum Altitude
827m/2,713ft

Day 10 Fly to Kathmandu

We fly to Kathmandu in the afternoon. After arriving in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel. We enjoy the day leisurely or catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any landmarks we missed during our first day in Kathmandu. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Flight:
30 min

Maximum Altitude
1,350m/4,429ft

Day 11 Final Departure

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A kharpunath travels representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Included/Excluded

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • kharpunath travels trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Tour's Location

Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna, Nepal

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