Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Footloose In The Himalaya Pvt. Ltd.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek (14 Days)

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Trip Overview


The Annapurna Himal is a massive massif with several peaks over 7000 m high. Part of the range is a natural amphitheater called the Annapurna Base Camp, ringed by giants like Annapurna 1, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Fang and Machapuchare. Making our way to the magnificent Sanctuary, we walk through wooded hillsides, marveling at panoramic views of the Annapurna before reaching higher altitudes and close-up mountain views like no other. Before returning to Pokhara via another route, we have a day to explore this magnificent place. This is a reasonably strenuous alpine trek giving close-up mountain views up to any within the Himalaya.

Itinerary
Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu

Places Visited: Kathmandu Swayambhunath aka The monkey temple Pashupati Boudha

Activities:

Arrive in Kathmandu and will be transferred to The Hotel in the afternoon. There will be a full trek briefing this evening.

Day 2

Fly/drive to Pokhara and Nayapul and walk to Birethanti

Places Visited: Pokhara Airport Nayapul Birethanti

Activities:

We leave early and drive/fly westwards to Pokhara. This town is set ina beautiful valley and is overlooked by Machhapuchhare, one of the most distinctive of the Himalayan peaks. We continue through Pokhara to Naya Pul and from there have a 30-minute walk to the village of Birethanthi, where we stay overnight. Birethanthi is a riverside village at the confluence of the Modi Khola and the Burungdi Khola. If there is time we can bathe in the clear but cold pools of the Burungdi Khola.

Day 3

Trek to Ulleri

Places Visited:

Activities:

We start our trek by following the Burungdi Khola upstream. After launch stop in Tirkhedunga (renowned for its variety of local beer called change) we start the long steep climb up a stone staircase through then early terraced hillsides to the top of Ulleri (2,073m).

Day 4

Trek to Ghorepani

Places Visited: Ghorepani

Activities:

Winding out of Ulleri the trail now enters rhododendron forests. Inspiring the forest is a blaze of color. Trains of mules provide colorful and noisy interludes to the continuous ascent today. Carrying rice and other supplies north to the kingdom of Mustang the trail resounds with the sound of their bells. Finally, we emerge from the forests at Ghorepani (2855m) and suddenly a splendid mountain vista appears before us - Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhare, Lamjung, and other Himalayan giants.

Day 5

Trek to Chuili

Places Visited:

Activities:

This morning there is an optional ascent of Poon Hill (about anhour's walk above Ghorepani) to see the spectacular sunrise over theDhaulagiri and Annapurna Himals. As the sun emerges from behindthe mountains the sky glows red and pink in the first rays of the sunand the panorama is surely one of the world's great mountain vistas.Best seen at dawn, the climb is well worth the effort. After breakfast we head east, following a ridge to cross a pass at 3,193m. We pass through more open country then descend again through jungle to afew lodges in a clearing called Banthanti at 2,620m. Climbing back to2,745m, we reach another small pass at Tadapani where we have asuperb view of Annapurna South and the peak of Machhapuchhare.From here we descend for a short while to our lodge at Chuili, wherewe have great views of the mountains from the lovely garden.

Day 6

Trek to Chomrong

Places Visited: Chomrong

Activities:

he trail descends through the forest to the Kyumnu Khola, a tributary the Modi Khola. From here a steep ascent brings us to Chomrong, at 2,170m, another Gurung village and the last permanent settlement the valley. Beyond here we shall see years, the shelters used by herdsmen in the summer months. From Chomrong we have good views again of Annapurna South and from this point onwards the twin-peaked mountain Machhapuchhare ('fishtail') which gives the mountain its name.

Day 7

Trek to Dovan

Places Visited:

Activities:

The trail from Chomrong descends first on a stone staircase to cross the Chomrong Khola and then climbs out of this side valley to reenter the main Modi Khola Valley. We pass through jungle of oak, hemlock and rhododendron trees to Kuldi Ghar (2540m), previously the site of a sheep breeding project. Beyond here our route undulates through dense bamboo thickets. These are cut extensively to make'dokos' - the carrying baskets as used by our porters - and woven mats for floors and roofing. We climb up through the bamboo and then through forests of rhododendrons. In early spring we may encounter snow on the trail from this point onwards. At 2505m we reach Dovan,a clearing in the forest where there are several teahouses.

Day 8

Trek to Machhapuchhare Base Camp

Places Visited: Machhapuchhre Base Camp

Activities:

We continue up through the forest, passing the lodges at Himalaya Hotel and then further on past Hinko Cave, where the first expeditions to the Base Camp used to camp. Crossing a ravine theTrail climbs steeply among boulders, leaving the trees behind us.The valley broadens out and the scenery becomes wilder as we approach the gates of the sanctuary. Passing between the heights of Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare, we reach Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3,700m), where we spend the night. The views are stupendous and the panorama includes Huinchuli, Annapurna 1, Annapurna 3, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhare.

Day 9

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

Places Visited: Annapurna Base Camp

Activities:

In the early morning we walk for 2 hours up to Annapurna Base Camp surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of some of the highest mountains in the world. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna Fang, Annapurna 1 and 3, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhare. Encircle us with unbroken soaring ramparts but for the route by which we entered. The sunset and sunrise are truly magnificent in this mountain arena. We spend the day in this special place with a chance to watch the sun rise the following morning. There should be time to make an excursion to the ridge overlooking the base camp from which Chris Bonington led the ascent of Annapurna's South Face. (Occasionally there is too much snow to stay at Annapurna Base Camp. In this case we would walk back down to Machhapuchhare Base Camp in the <span 1.6em;"="">late afternoon.

Day 10

Descend to Bamboo

Places Visited: Bamboo

Activities:

We leave the Sanctuary today descending past Hinko, through the rhododendron jungle and bamboo thickets to Bamboo Lodge.

Day 11

Trek to Jhinnundanda

Places Visited: Jhinu Danda

Activities:

We return down the Modi Khola Valley, leaving it to cross the Chomrong Khola. We are back in inhabited country again as we climb the stone steps back up to Chomrong. We then descend very steeply on stone steps through terraces to Jhinnudanda.

Day 12

Drive from Nayapul to Pokhara

Places Visited: Pokhara Nayapul

Activities:

A long day as we drop down to the Modi Khola River which we follow all the way back to Birethanthi. From here we pick up transport for the short drive to Pokhara, arriving late afternoon.

Day 13

Fly to Kathmandu from Pokhara

Places Visited: Kathmandu Pokhara

Activities:

We catch a flight to Kathmandu. The rest of the day is free for sightseeing and shopping. Very occasionally we are unable to fly, in which case we return to Kathmandu by road, arriving in the early evening.

Day 14

Depart Kathmandu

Places Visited: Kathmandu

Activities:

After breakfast. We will transfer to the airport for the flight back.

Cost Includes
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu flight

  • International airport arrival and departutre transfers

  • Three nights'Kathmandu hotel accommodation at 3-star hotel on bed twin (double room) sharing and breakfast basis.

  • Leader/ asst.guide and porter insurance/food/lodge charge.

  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary

  • One night' Pokhara hotel accommodation at 3-star hotel on bed twin (double room) sharing and breakfast basis.

  • Eleven nights’ tea house/lodge on B&B twin (double room) sharing .

  • Government license holder experinced English speaking Nepali Guide

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit fee

  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)

  • First aid Kit

Cost Excludes
  • Personal medical insurance.

  • Personal trekking gear.

  • Alcoholic Beverages.

  • Telephone calls

  • Nepal Visa Fee.

  • Personal Nature Expenses

  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed.

  • The services not mentioned in “cost Includes

  • All the lunches and dinners in Kathmandu Pokhara and on trek days

  • International air ticket and airport tax

Trip Highlights

Close up mountain view like no other.

An unparalleled mountain adventures.

Be surrounded by 7000m - 8000m peaks.


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