Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary Trek is an amazing way to emerge into the natural ecstasy of Annapurna region in Nepal. However it is also a best way to measure the threshold of wilderness in Himalayas. And check one’s physical endurance to rejoice the wildness that lies within. Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary Trek could probably be the pursuance of every traveler’s dream owning to its accessibility and natural glory it possesses. Firstly the trek starts with a flight/drive to the picturesque valley of Pokhara. Pokhara is a popular tourist destination in Nepal which attracts millions of travelers around the globe. Also the beautiful lakes, Himalayan views, lush landscape, forests and other adventurous activities are the major highlights of Pokhara city.
Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary Trek takes you through the foothills of Annapurna to high altitude region – Annapurna Base Camp. On the way, you pass through various ethnic villages, farmland and rhododendron forests. In the spring season, you can find the forests blossom with colorful rhododendrons. As you walk along the trail, you can get the views of several famous mountains in Annapurna region. Views of mountains like Annapurna Himal which includes Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Ganagapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre. Annapurna Sanctuary is a highlight of Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary Trek! You will find yourself walking inside the sanctuary for most of the time. The sanctuary is enriched with unique species of plants, birds and animals. If lucky, you may encounter some rare species of birds or animals on your way.
Above all the actual trek of Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary Trek starts from Nayapul, after half an hour drive from Pokhara city. Moreover the trek goes through Gurung, Magar and Thakali communities. And pass Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani, a popular point in Annapurna region of Nepal. In fact Ghorepani and Poonhill offers some best views of mountains in Annapurna region. The grandeur of mountains standing tall one after the other looks flawless. Finally the trail further takes you to Annapurna Base Camp which could be probably the dream of anyone on the earth. The white glittering mountains surrounding you and the Himalayan Panorama looks stunning.
So, grab your packing bags and get set for a adventurous journey through terraced farmland, rhododendron forests and paddy fields to Annapurna Base Camp. The heavenly beauty of Annapurna massif awaits you!
Arrival and sightseeing of Kathmandu valley as well as trek preparation
Drive or fly to Pokhara ( by flight 40min and by tourist bus 5-6 hrs)
Drive to Nyapul and trek to Tikhedhunga
Trekking ( most of the 5-6 hrs trek a day)
On the 11th day drive back to Pokhara
Accommodation in a guesthouse
Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus and finally a departure day
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 are not provided by HET.
- Tips to the guide, porter, driver or any other trekking staff
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.
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.
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 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.