Annapurna Base Camp Trek With Nepal Safari Tour

Duration
14

Posted By
Raffael Lim

Extremely glad that my friend and I chose this company for my Everest Base Camp trek (12 days) as we didn't have to worry over food, accommodation or getting lost as all the essential details had been taken... Read More

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the classic treks in Nepal that takes you through a dense forest full with rhododendrons, crossing several suspension bridges, and passing through various settlements. You shall get the best opportunity to experience rich cultures at the villages inhabited by Magar and Gurung communities. The trek is destined towards the bottom of the 10th highest mountain peak in the world—the Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m). You shall reach the base camp passing the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Poon Hill offers the breathtaking views of the sunrise; as the rays of the sun flood over the mountains you shall experience the most phenomenal moment of your life. Soak your exhausted body at the natural hot spring in Jhinu Danda. The ethnic experience that you shall gather during this trek differs as per the topography; you shall find Brahmins and Chhetries at the lower region, whereas Mongolian communities in the high altitude areas. Despite some road constructions, this area serves you with the best cultural taste, spiritual touch, staggering mountains, and beautiful landscape.
You shall start trekking after you reach to Naya Pul from Pokhara, off to Tikhedunga. From Tikhedunga, you shall trek to Ghorepani. Early in the next morning, you shall hike up to the Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani. From there, you shall trek to Chommrong, which takes about 5 hours. From Chommrong, you shall trek to Himalayan Hotel before reaching Annapurna Base Camp. From the Annapurna Base Camp, you shall trek to Bamboo. Trekking through Jhinu Danda, you shall arrive at Nayapul. Catching a vehicle, you shall return to Pokhara the very same day. Next day you shall ride back to Kathmandu

Day 01 - Arrival at the Tribuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m)
Our airport representative will welcome you at the airport and transfer to your hotel on a private tourist vehicle. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 02 - Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley
At around 8am,  meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your our city tour guide and trekking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about the trek. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting.

After the meeting and a hearty breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at around 9:45am. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. We visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks praying in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhanath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country and after that Paten durber square,
After that saymbu nath temple which is call monkey temple as well.
Ater that our tour guide will droop you to shopping area in Thamel is is near by your hotel
 

Day 03 - Drive  to Pokhara ( 6-7 hrs.)
Our trekking staff will pick you up at the hotel at 6:30am and Take you to the bus station. The bus to Pokhara leaves at around 7 AM beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake. Pokhara is also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu, hence providing the perfect starting point for our trek. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 04 - Drive to Nayapul (1,010m) - 1 hr. Trek to Tikhedunga (1,570m) - 3 hrs
We begin our trek at Nayapul after a 1-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). From there, 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 and 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 a guesthouse.

Day 05 - Trek to Ghorepani (2,840m) - 5 hrs
We move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri, a large Magar village at an altitude of 2,070m. The trail ascends more gently from this point, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti at 2,250m. Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2,460m. After an hour walk we arrive at Ghorepani (2,840m). Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 06 - Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m); and trek to Tadapani (2,610m)
Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at an elevation of 3,210m, a brilliant mountain range spectacle. This vantage point provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas. There we spend about an 1 hour, then returning to Ghorepani we take a hot breakfast at a hotel. Then we make a climb along ridges, and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2,960m). After that we descend to the Banthanti, then turning off to Tadapani. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 07 - Trek to Chommrong (2,140m) - 5 hrs
The day starts with a steep downhill through rhododendron forests. Leaving Tadapani, we descend through the forests and then the trail eases as we reach Gurjung which is the village of Gurung people, with an easy walk to Chommrong at an elevation of 2,140 m. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 08 - Trek to Himalayan Hotel (2,950m) - 6 hrs
Today the trail drops down to the Chhomrong Khola and again we continue climbing to Khuldighar at 2,380m where there used to be an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area) check post. There is a clearing in the forest a little further on, from which, the route travels very steeply down a rock bank then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. We walk through bamboo, then rhododendron forests to the Himalayan Hotel. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 09 - Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) - 7 hrs
Today the trail climbs on past the Hinko Cave, Deurali and then Machhapuchhare Base Camp, which isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted. Since it is totally surrounded by mountains, this area is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. Two hours trek from Machhapuchhare Base Camp takes you to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at elevation of 4,130m. There, you will view unobstructed views of mountain scenery, which is very spectacular. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 10 - Trek back to Bamboo (2345m) - 6 hrs
We follow the same trail down today the trail drops by 1,700m to the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo at 2,345m where there are a few teahouse/lodges available to stay at. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 11 - Trek to Jhinu hot spring (1,780m) - 5 hrs
We follow the same trail until Chommrong. Once we have passed Khuldighar there is an experimental sheep farm, the trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo fields. From Chomrong the trail descends very steeply to the Jhinu hot spring, where you can bathe in natural hot springs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 12 - Trek to Nayapul (1,010 m) - 4.5 hrs. Drive to Pokhara - 1 hr. Same day guided tour of Barahi Temple and Boating in Fewa Lake.
From Jhinu hot springs we walk at the right side of Modi Khola for 4.5 hrs to Birethanti which can be considered one of the best and the most relaxing walks of the entire trek. We reach Nayapul then an hour drive will take us back to Pokhara.

After we check in to hotel we will then walk to the Fewa Lake for our boating trip to Barahi Temple and than back to hotel. Overnight at a hotel.
(Breakfast and Lunch Included)

Day 13 Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan (415 meters / 5-7 hours)

At 7:00 in the morning, you will drive to Chitwan National Park. You will be picked up and get transferred to the resort. After your lunch and drink, there will be a short briefing on the program. At 1:00 p.m. you will have your lunch. At 3:30 p.m. you will have safari activities like jungle walk, nature walk with a boat ride and at 8:00 p.m. you will have your dinner

Day 14: Chitwan National Park

At 5:30 a.m., there will be a wake-up call followed by tea or coffee. At 6:00 a.m., you will do bird watching and jungle walk. You will have your breakfast by 8:00 a.m. Then by 9:30 a.m., there is a crocodile walk activity. It is a 45-minute walk through grassland and forest upstream of the Narayani River. You will ride a boat to observe crocodiles along the banks while floating back to the camp.

Lunch will be at 1:00 p.m. Then by 3:30 p.m. you will do different safari activities like jungle walk, visit the observation tower, and nature walk with a boat ride. Dinner will be at 8:00 p.m

Day 15: Departure

At 5:30 a.m. there will be a wake-up call, followed by tea or coffee. At 6:00 a.m., you will do bird watching tour over the bank of the river. Breakfast is at 8:00 in the morning then followed by your departure to Kathmandu by tourist bus at 9:00 p.m.

Day 16 - Transfer to international airport for your final departure
Our Airport Representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal. (Breakfast Included)

 

 
What is included?
  
  KTM International Airport Arrival & Departure Transfer by Private Comfortable Car/Hiace
    Total 3 Nights 3 star Accommodations on B/B Plan Twin Sharing hotel in kathamandu
    Total 2 Nights DELUXE Accommodations on B/B Plan Twin Sharing in hotel in pokhara
    Round Trip ( KATHMANDU-POKHARA- KATHAMANDU ) by tourist bus
    Round Trip Land Transportation( Hotel-  Airport- Hotel) by private Comfortable Car/Hiace  Kathmandu &   Pokhara
    1 English Speaking experienced Sherpa Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder Guide for whole Trekking
    Porter (1 porter Between 2 Person basis, Max 30 KGS per Porter) for Whole Trekking
    Annapurna Trekking Permit, TIMS card & Any required permits or Official Documentation
    Full Board basis Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner- Self Lodges Menu Choice) as per above Itinerary
    Selected Tea house Lodge/Guest house Accommodations in Twin Sharing during Trekking( Shared Toilets/ bathroom)
    Insurance, Daily Wages, Equipments and all meals & Lodges for Porters and Guide in Whole Trekking
    Round Trip (Kathmandu- Pokhara  By Tourist Bus for Guide
    Land Transportation( Pokhara- Phedi Before trekking) & (Nayapul- Pokhara After Trekking)
    First Aid Kid Box( for Normal Treatment only)
    Government taxes & Other Applicable Fees
    Complementary from Company (to our Valued Guests)
    Trip Certificate( for memory of Nepal trip)
    Porter Carrying kid Bag- Trekking bag for Porter
     sleeping bag,down jacket,walking stick,water bottel
    Fear well Dinner at last day or first day
  3 days' full board activities with accommodations and meals at Jungle Safari in Chitwan

 


        What is not included?

  • International Airfare to and from your country
  • Nepal Visa fee: Nepal entry visa (US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days. you will also require 2 passport size photos.)
  • Travel & Health Insurance- Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara - keep $ 7 to 10 for per meal in Tourist Restaurant
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages, deserts Etc in Trek
  • Tips for Guide & Porter( expected)
  •  Lunch and dinner and hotel in Kathmandu (also in the case of early returns and late departures than scheduled
  • Hot Shower, Battery Charges( Available in Trekking with Extra cost or Free in some lodges)
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trekking, and Helicopter rescue in Trekking. Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control
  • Any Other Cost, which is not mentioned in Cost Includes Items as AboveNote of above Itinerary:
  • Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences.
  • Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. And if you would like to stay more than 15 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari or Everest mountain flight, we are happy to follow your suggestion accordingly
  • Reading/writing material
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Health requirements arranged
  • Money: cash/credit card
  • Down Sleeping bag provided by Mountain Hiking & Trekking in Kathmandu 
  • Light weight Towel
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat
  • Sunhat/bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore tex
  • Scarf
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by MMT in Kathmandu)
  • Sewing Kit
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months.
  • T Shirts 2 or 3
  • Shirt - Long Sleeved
  • Pants - lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable)
  • Thermals upper and lower
  • Extra warm clothing during winter (December to March) layered clothing - thermals.
 
 

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 14
Accomodation: Sampada hotel in kathamandu/smiler to sampada
Seasons : March,April ,may and sep,oct,Nov
Type: Normal
Activities : Trekking and safari tour
No. of Pax : Above 1 pax
Starts From : kathamandu
Ends at : pokhara

Trip Highlights

Sightseeing in Western Himalayas and experiencing the local culture at Ghaundrung
    View of the majestic Dhaulagiri, 7th highest peak of world and Kali Gandaki River
    Enjoy the natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda
    Check out stunning terraced farmlands
    Safari in Chitwan
    Hiking to Annapurna Base Camp
    A visit to Gurung village of Ghandruk
    Explore Gurung museum and Buddhist Monasteries
    Relaxing Hot spring at Jhinu Danda
    11 nights' accommodation
    Airport transfer
    Daily meals


 

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