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Trip Facts

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Best Season :
Though the Year
Trip Grade:
Moderate
Starting From:
Nyapul
End Point:
kathmandu
Altitude:
4200m
Per Day Hiking:
4-6 hrs
Accomodation:
Hotel and lodge
Transportation:
Drive/Flight and Hiking
Physically easy:
4
Hotel nights:
5
Lodge/Guesthouse nights:
9
Phone Network Access:
Yes

Highlights

  • Enjoy a guided tour to the UNESCO listed world heritage sites in Kathmandu.
  • An impressive drive to Pokhara and peaceful walk along the Phewa lake.
  • An amazing walk along terraced fields, ethnic settlements and rhododendron forests and Annapurna Sanctuary exploration.
  • Ideal vantage point- Poon Hill for the glorious sunrise and majestic views of Annapurna massif.
  • Spectacular views of Annapurna Himalayan Range which includes Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna glacier.
  • Friendly Gurung people and their hospitality.

Overview

Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary trek is an amazing way to emerge into the Annapurna region in Nepal. It is the best way to check the threshold of wilderness in Himalayas. On this trek you can also check one’s physical endurance and rejoice the wildness that lies within. The trek can be traveler dream to experience the natural glory of this region. The trek starts with a flight/drive to the picturesque valley of Pokhara. Pokhara being the popular destination for many domestic as well as international tourists it is also the starting point of every trek that lies in Annapurna region.

Annapurna base camp and sanctuary trek take you through the foothills of Annapurna to the high altitude region. The journey is full of beautiful forests, charming villages and terrace farmland. In the spring season rhododendron blooms and makes the whole forest colorful and enchanting.

The trail is also full of magnificent views of Annapurna range. The views of mountains like  Annapurna Himal, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Ganagapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre. These views will boost you to make to the base camp faster after walking for hours. The views becomes blessing when you are tired from walking.

Annapurna Sanctuary is highlight of the trek as you will find yourself walking inside the sanctuary for most of the time. You may encounter some unique flora and fauna which is very popular in the region. If lucky you may also see some rare species too.

The actual trek starts from Nyapul after half an hour drive from Pokhara city. Annapurna region is full of Gurung, Thakali and Magar communities. Hence you can get some insight on their culture and lifestyle. Another main highlight of this journey is the popular viewpoint of Poonhill. Here you can have a clear view of sky piercing mountains.

So, grab your bag and join Himal Eco Treks for an adventurous journey filled with natural glory. The heavenly beauty of Annapurna Massif awaits you.


Itinerary Overview

Day 1-2
Arrival and sightseeing of Kathmandu valley as well as trek preparation

Day 3
Drive or fly to Pokhara ( by flight 40min and by tourist bus 5-6 hrs)

Day 4
Drive to Nyapul and trek to Tikhedhunga

Day 5-11
Trekking ( most of the 5-6 hrs trek a day)
On the 11th day drive back to Pokhara
Accommodation in a guesthouse

Day 13-14
Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus and finally a departure day


Detail Itinerary

As you arrive in Kathmnadu, your guide will pick you up and escort you to the hotel for check in. You will be informed about your plans further. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

After breakfast, we take a tour to Kathmandu valley which includes sightseeing of cultural heritages i.e. Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath stupa and Bhaktapur Durbar square. After sightseeing, we check our equipment requirements for the trek and make necessary preparation for the trek. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu..

You can either fly or drive to Pokhara at you will. You guide will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to airport or bus station. We take a tourist bus and drive along the Trishuli river. The scenery along the route is dramatic as we can enjoy the views of river, valleys, cascading rice terraces and rocky gorges. As we arrive in Pokhara, we check in the hotel. In the evening, you may enjoy leisure boating on the serene Fewa Lake and see the reflection of the Mount Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Range on the crystal clear water of the Lake. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

Today we begin our trekking journey at Nayapul, after an hour drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a short 15-minute walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1,015m), a large village with many shops and teahouses. The trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1,495m. After a short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1,570m. Today's walk is relatively short and easy, a prelude to the trekking experience in the Annapurna region. Overnight at guesthouse in Tikhedhunga.

Today our trail crosses a stream on a suspension bridge near the camp site at Tikhe Dhunga. Then we ascend up a steep stone staircase to the large Magar village called Ulleri. Our trail climbs up gently through pastures and cultivated fields above the village. We then crosses two sparkling streams and make a short and final climb to Nangethanti. From Nangethanti we follow our steps up until we reach Ghorepani at 2850m. As we reach Ghorepani, we can see the panoramic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri I, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli right before our eyes. Overnight at guesthouse in Ghorepani.

We wake up early in the morning and hike up to Poon Hill for the sunrise view. Poon hill is a famous vantage point where we will be able see a glorious sunrise amidst the Himalayas. The views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and others from this point is spectacular. After visiting Poonhill, we will descend down to Ghorepani, and continue our trek to Tadapani. Overnight at guesthouse in Tadapani.

Leaving Tadapani, we descend down steeply through the forests to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a small Gurung village in the Annapurna region. Overnight at guesthouse in Chhomrong.

We descend down to Chhomrong Khola and continue our climb up to Khuldighar. We cross a check post from where our trek descends down continuously to Dovan. Then, we climb up through bamboo and rhododendron forests to Hotel Himalaya Overnight at a guesthouse in Dovan.

We continue our trail to Hinko and then to Deurali. Deurali is a stretch of trail that is most subject to avalanche. From Deurali, our trail climbs up to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp and then to Annapurna Base Camp. Since, the base camp area is totally surrounded by mountain, it is also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. From the base camp, the views of the mountain is spectacular. Overnight at guesthouse in Annapurna Base Camp.

Today we explore the hidden valley and trek back to Bamboo for overnight halt. Overnight at a guesthouse in Bamboo.

We continue our trail along the fields and forests to Jhinu hot spring. Overnight at a guesthouse in Jhinu hot spring.

We retrace our journey back to Nayapul. We pass the same terraced farmlands and villages to Nayapul. From Nayapul, we take a short drive to Pokhara. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

We drive back to Kathmandu along the scenic route of Trishuli river. Overnight at ahotel in Kathmandu.

You guide will transfer you to the airport for your journey ahead.


Service Includes

  • Accommodation for nights spent at the hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara inclusive of breakfast at the hotel.
  • All the road transport along with pick up and drop at the airport upon your arrival and departure.
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing tour inclusive of the entry fees, a travel guide and a private vehicle.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Accommodation in guesthouses throughout trek.
  • A guide and a porter to assist you throughout your journey.
  • All Nepali staff insurance
  • Permit fees of Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Fees to be paid for Trekkers Information Management System - TIMS. (Note: You are required to bring two passport size photo for this purpose)
  • All other government fees and taxes.
  • First aid safety kit with basic medicines essential.
  • All necessary trekking gear

Service Excludes

Items that are not covered in the cost of trip price.

  • Nepal Entry visa fees.
  • Meals (lunch, dinner) in the hotel in cities
  • Airfare from your country to Nepal.
  • Snacks, soft drinkr during the trek.
  • Personal trekking equipment is not provided by HET.
  • Tips to the guide, porter, driver or any other trekking staff

Essential Infos

Regarding your arrival

As you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu, you will have to pay the Visa charges to enter in to Nepal. Two passport size photos are necessary for this purpose.

Your guide will be there at the airport to pick you up and escort you to the hotel for check in. After a bit of refreshment, your guide will explain your itinerary and your plan ahead.

Accommodation

We offer you the best accommodations possible. The rooms will be clean, comfortable and homely. In Kathmandu, you will stay at a hotel with deluxe rooms. During the trek, you will stay at the best guesthouses or lodges. Generally, accommodation during the trek in guesthouses are on sharing basis. However, the rooms are clean, comfortable and the warm welcome of the people in the guesthouses will make you feel greeted and homely.

Meals and Drinking water facility

The meals during the trek are included in the package that we offer. The meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek. Other snacks and personal preference items are not included in our package.

Currency Exchange

If you want to exchange your currency with the Nepalese currency, you can exchange it at the counters in airport. It is reliable when you exchange the currency through banks or other certified money exchangers. You can find the exchange rate for the day in website of Nepal Rastra Bank.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is highly recommended as it is for your own safety and security. Our package doesn’t include the cost of travel insurance. You are responsible for your travel insurance.

Import and Export during the travel

You can import some duty free items prescribed by the Custom Act in Nepal. You can bring a 1.15ml bottle of distilled liquor, 200 cigarettes and 50 cigars. Also you can also bring laptop, video camera, binoculars and other portable items that are essential for you. In case of export, it is prohibited to carry the paintings, manuscripts or other things of cultural importance which carries over 100 years of history. In case you purchase any kind of statues of paintings, you need to verify it at the Department of Archaeology before export.

High altitude sickness

Many people suffer from high altitude sickness while they opt out for trekking in high altitude regions. There might be various causes for high altitude sickness. It may be due to lack of your body endurance or due to lack of proper acclimatization and many more, Therefore, one needs to be alert about the possible risks. Himal Eco Treks (HET) team always carries a first aid tool with them in case of emergencies. However, it is recommended for you to keep the knowledge of high altitude sickness.


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The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.

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