With so much vivacity around, Annapurna Base camp (4,130m) is set amidst the mighty peaks Mt. Annapurna I 8,091m, Mt. Annapurna II 7,939m, Mt. Annapurna III 7,555m, Mt. Annapurna IV 7,525m, Mt. Lamjung Himal 6,986m, Mt. Hiuchuli 6,441m and Mt. Machhapuchre 6,993m. The base camp is known as the point from where the trekker initiates to conquer the Peak. The delight of the scenario of the basecamp will leave anyone spellbound.The entire Annapurna region has so many outstanding places to offer with each of them being unique and classic. The journey starts from a beautiful city of Pokhara. While ascending the basecamp, not only Annapurna Base camp is explored but also the passing post "Machhapuchre Base camp" which gives unbeatable view of the majestic peak "Machhapuchre".
After few hours drive to Shewai walking along with the nature begins. Even though the first few places are followed by easy and flat land, the route gets hard and adventurous with every increasing steps. Jhinu danda is normally choosen to stay overnight where one can refresh the tired nerves with the availability of hot spring.From Jhinu, the trek goes steep all the way to Chommrong, a thick settlement of Gurung community leading to Lower and upper Shinwa one after another. Bamboo, Dovan, Deurali are the passing points with some unique attractions on each. Every step to the destination is a total thrilling experience that gives you a tingle down the spine. The way turns its feature from Deurali making it more intense. The more you walk, the more you reveal the new layer of nature i.e heavenly beauty of the entire place. And the next stop is the beautifully snow clad Machhapuchre Base camp from where the gigantic peaks can be seen.
Crowned by the peaks on the top, the trek from Machhapuchre to Annapurna Base camp is almost 3 hrs. The entire picture of the luscious valley seems decorated by snow. It has the recognition of being "The paradise of Nepal".En-route, the trekkers will get to spot varieties of flora and fauna. The Himalayan thar can be more elusive from the base camp. Leopard, blue sheep, musk deer etc are some of the wild animals spotted during the trek.There are plenty of birds nestled in Annapurna region such as Blood pheasant, kokla, different species of butterflies etc. Annapurna Base camp trek is a blend of different ethnic groups but it varies as per the elevation. In lower parts of the trek, Brahmans and Chettri settlement can be seen where as in the upper parts people from Gurung, Magar, Thakali communities are found. The intricate typical houses, diverse ethnic groups, pristine mountains and cultural hues make it a divine abode on earth.
Day 02: Arrival in kathmandu 1350m
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing &Trek Preparation 1,350m.
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara 820 m 5-6 hours drive.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tikhedhunga 1, 577m 5 hours trek.
Day 05: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani 2,800m 5- 6 hours trek.
Day 06: Hiking up to Poon hill 3,200m & trek to Tadapani 2,710m 5-6 hours
Day 07: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong 2,180m 6 hours trek.
Day 08: Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan 2,500m 6 hours trek.
Day 09: Trek from Dovan to Deurali 3,200m 2-3 hours trek.
Day 10: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp 4,170m 5 hours trek.
Day 11: Trek from Annapurna Base camp to Bamboo 2,310m 6-7 hours trek.
Day 12: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinudanda 1,750 m 5-6 hours trek.
Day 13: Trek from Jhinudanda to pokhara 1,700 m 7hours trek.
Day 14: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu and we go for a farewell dinner in the evening.
Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu for home sweet home. Good bye
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel at Thamel 1350m 30min
after the arrival of you’re at Tribhuwan International Airport, our customer receiving member will greet with attractive preparations and will drive you up to the booked hotel from the means of your comfort. If your arrival is accurate as planned then, we will also take you to well-hygienic restaurant along with opportunity to take a short glimpse over the taste of foods, entertaining dances, etc. of different ethnic castes of Nepal and if the arrival is late then we may do this in next day. Next day morning, you will be taken to the head office and you will be told about your trekking routes, activities, destinations and their time periods briefly. Then, we will introduce you to your trekking guide.
Day 02 : Guided Kathmandu Sightseeing exploring world heritage sites 1350m
Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks include the World Heritage Sites: the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. Himalayan Glacier Trekking briefs us regarding our trek as well as provides us opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by Bus 820m 6/8hours
today, we will have an early breakfast. This morning, we will be driving to Pokhara (200km),in the morning, approximately 6 or 7hrs away by tourist bus. We will stop at the way for lunch and will arrive at Pokhara in the afternoon. Overnight at Pokhara.
DAY 04: Trek to Tirkhe Dhunga 1, 477m 5 hours trek.
After breakfast, we will have a short drive to Nayapul (42km) via large village of Lumle and walk about 20 minutes to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town. The trail follows the main street of Birethanti, going through bamboo forests and past a large waterfall and swimming hole. Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches Sudame where you have Lunch. After lunch climb steadily up the side of the valley, reaching Hile at 1495m near by Tirekhedhunga. Along the way, various hamlets offer ample camping possibilities but if Ghorepani is the objective for the next day it is better to push on to Tikhe Dhunga. Overnight at Tirkhedhunga
DAY 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2850m 5/6 hours
today, we will Trek to Ghorepani from Tirkhedhunga. The trail crosses a stream on a suspension bridge near the camp site at Tirkhedhunga. The trail ascends a steep stone staircase to the large Magar village Ulleri. Above the village where the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields. The trail crosses two sparkling clear two streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti. Your lunch spot in Nangethanti. In the winter the trail can be covered with snow. From Nangethanti about one hours trek, climb to Ghorepani at 2850m. Arrive at the top of the Ghorepani. And we will stay at a local lodge or tea house in Ghorepani.
DAY 06: Hiking up to Poon hill (3,200m.) & trek to Tadapani: 2,710m./5-6 hours
Today morning, we will have an early start as we trek to Poon hill which provides better unobstructed views and sunrise over the high Himalayas. You can see a lots of White Mountain peaks from Poon Hill. From Ghorepani the trail climbs south on muddy path through the deep forests. It finally emerges on a grassy hill which offers good mountain views, including views of Machhapuchhare
From Banthanti, the trail follow the stream down to a bridge where the trails start climbing, leaving the most high mountain forests and entering a field of cane, making some ups and downs past to a vantage point "Tadapani (2710 metres) that offers a brief view of the mountains. Overnight at Tadapani.
Note: (Tadapani means "far water". The village water supply is a long distance; it takes porters more than half an hour to fetch a load of water)
DAY 07: Trek to Chhomrung 2170m 6/7 hours
after having breakfast, we trek to Chhomrung from Tadapani. The trails offers good views of white mountains. It takes approximately four hours trek. Our lunch and dinner spot in Chhomrung. Chhomrung is a Gurung. This is highest permanent settlement in the valley. There is a tremendous view of Annapurna South, which seems to tower above the village, and there are good views of Mt. Machhapuchhare across the valley.
DAY 08: Trek to Dovan 2800m 6/7 hours
we will start our journey to Dovan late morning. From Chhomrung, the trail descends on a stone staircase and cross the Chhomrung khola. Climbing high above the Modi Khola on its west banks, the trails passes through forest of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. The trails continues rhododendrons forest, climb Kuldi. From Bamboo the trail climbs steeply through stands of bamboo, occasionally dropping slightly to cross the tributary streams. Then it takes only an our trek to Dovan.
DAY 9: Trek to Deurali 3230 m 4/5 hours
We will begin our walk through a cold, damp, dense forest. Below us, a glacial river runs the white water below. Our trail now becomes steeper as we make our way to Hinku Cave. There is plenty of incredible scenery all along the way, with magical views of the valley below as we work our way to the village of Deurali where we will spend the night in a local lodge.
DAY 10: Trek to ABC 4130 m 5/6 hours
It is a challenging day as our trekking takes us higher and higher to our highest destination: Annapurna Base Camp. We will pass Machhapuchhre Base Camp along the way, observing the peaks of Hiunchuli, Annapurna, Gangapurna and Gandharvachuli. These are all snowcapped peaks that rise majestically upwards, piercing the cobalt blue skies. Today is a day of sensational view. We will spend the night at Annapurna Base Camp. Trekking time is 5 – 6 hours.
DAY 8: Trek to Bamboo 2310 m 5/6 hours
Today we retrace our steps back to the village of Bamboo, enjoying dense forests and scenic vistas. We will spend the night in Bamboo Village.
DAY 9: Trek to Jhinu Danda 1760 m 6/7 hours
Today is definitely up and down as we trek to Jhinu Danda. The first part of the trek will take us to Kuldighar Village through Chhomrong Khola. Then its uphill Jhinu Danda where we will be able to enjoy its famed hot springs, spending the night at a lodge here.
Day 13: Drive to Pokhara 820 m 2 hours
Although some people prefer trekking up to Nayapul and Drive afterwards, we won’t do the same because of additional cost. It is all about walking on dusty road where most of the people are using jeep. So better we too use jeep and save time, save energy as well as get rid of dust and other factors too. From Naya Pool we will switch the vehicle and further drive back to Pokhara and spend a relaxing night in Pokhara.
Day 14: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by Private Jeep or Car 6/8 hours
Depending on size of group we will either arrange car or jeep with guaranteed ease and comfort. Driving all the way back to Kathmandu from Pokhara with help of private transport will be great ease and comfort unless some disturbance on traffic which might delay the schedule than pre assumed for Pokhara to Kathmandu. Pose meeting after Annapurna Base Camp Trekking mainly to share your experience, suggestion and feedback.
Day 15: International Departure / on your own
our office representatives will escort you to the airport for your connecting flight home. It’s been wonderful meeting you & knowing you all of these weeks. We are sure you’ve had the vacation of a lifetime & we hope you will pass on your experiences to the generations to come. We will remember you & also hope you will remember us in the days ahead. Take care!!! You can place any of your complaints, recommendations or suggestions regarding any matter.
Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
Good hotel accommodation in Kathmandu 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
Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
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, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
soul himalaya trek bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
Personal equipment for trekking
Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
Emergency Rescue evacuation
Tipping (Tips) for guide & porter
Bar & Beverage bills
Walking t-shirt -2 merino wool, capilene or synthetic fabric over cotton t-shirt which is quick dry.
Sleeping t-shirt -1 it is can be cotton
Thermal base layers top -1mid weight long sleeved t-shirt of merino wool or polyester ,capilene or polartec power dry
Insulating layers -1mid wight fleece that can be worm over other layers
Fleece vest optional -advisable for those who feel cold
Rain jacket -1 essential
Down jacket -1 essential its very cold up high or depend how high are you going.
LOWER BODY LAYERS
Underwear - enough for trek (notice you can wash along them along the way)
Hiking trousers -2 quick dry and light wight trousers no cotton but zip offs are good.
Sleeping trousers 1 light wight yoga style evening sleeping but no jeans.
Trekking shorts -1 if no zips off trousers . below the knee for ladies.
Rain pants -1 advisable
Thermal long johns 1 for evening or sleeping.
Duffle bag pack 1 to store excess luggage in at hotel. but SHTT provides duffel bags for the duration of trek these are easier for the potters to cary.
Day pack with rain cover -1for cary your personal items during the treks eg camera and chocolate water.
Sleeping bags -1 3season (4season oct-feb).
Compression stuff sack -1 for sleeping bags.
Trekking boots -1 must be well worm and comfortable with ankle support.
Socks -3 good and worm enough
Flip flops or camp shoes-1 light wight for evening use.
Water bottles -2 one or two liters nalgene or sig style or a bladder as you like.
Water purification drops -1 it is cheep and easy to buy in kathmandu (piyous).
Lip balm -1 with SPF factors.
Sunglass -1 essential good uv protection.
Suncream we recommend SPF 30 greater.
Bandana -1 this useful for a variety of purposes.
Baseball head (cap) it is useful for sun during the hiking.
Worm woolen head -1 it is very useful evening and morning when we hike above the 3500m.
Flash light or head torch -1head light is best as it leaves your hand free and extra batteries.
Personal first aid kit -1 include any prescribed medication (should be your all personal medication).
Travel towel -1 light wight and compact.
Wash kit -1 travel itms for the trek.
Instant hand sanitizer -enough for trek and alcohol based for keeping your hand clean.
Camera with charge and enough batteries for your treks
Book or journal as you like.
Pack of cadrs for evening fun.
Trekking snacks enough for trekking and good selection available in kathmandu.
Toilet roll and rubbish bag it is very important we don’t leave rubbish in mountain.
Trekking poles optional advisable for anyone with knee issues.
Gloves worm enough.
Nack wormer \Buff.
A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR AND ATTITUDE IT IS ESSENTIAL -DONT COME WITHOUT IT NAMASTE .
All of above the equipment you can get cheaply in kathmandu.If you have any queries please feel free to ask.
1. How can I enter in Nepal?
In South Asia, Nepal is known as one of the most popular tourist destination. Direct and non- stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu (Capital city of Nepal) are also available in several airlines. Such as direct flights from Paris, London, Doha, Frankfurt, Osaka, Shanghi, Moscow, Bangkok, Singapore, Karachi, Hong-Kong, Bombay, Delhi, Paro, Culcutta, Varanasi and Lhasa.
2. Is someone is going to pick me up from the airport with transfer included?
Yes, the member from our company will come to the airport to pick you up with a display card of Nepal Wild-Land Adventure Company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included for our clients.
3. Do I have pre-departure meeting?
Yes, first of all our staff will receive you at the airport and help you transfer to the hotel while our tour leader will be in waiting for you to give a few brief details regarding about the trip (Trekking).
While briefing our clients are kindly requested to bring their passport, 3 copies of passport size photos, travelling insurance, notepad and writing pen with them.
4. What is our daily routine while in trekking?
We wake up normally at 7am in the morning. And after having breakfast, we repack our stuff and leave it with our other Sherpa team.
We normally go on a trail before 8am, all you need to carry is a stuff which are necessary to you and a camera to capture the beautiful moments while trekking. Our Sherpa team guides hike with an interesting flora and fauna sights. You can also find the spot to relax, use toilet facilities, purchase snacks or any drinks which you prefer and shop for souvenirs.
We will have lunch within 11am to 12pm. A usual day's trek normally ends in the early afternoon like 4pm to 4:30pm. After that you can have a quality time for yourself to read or nap before dinner.
After dinner you can play cards, rememorize all the breath taking moments of your day or chat about tomorrows hiking plans.
5. Is there any communication while we are on trekking?
Yes, of course. Telephone services and internet services are available in all the trekking routes in Everest, Annapurna and Lang tang areas.
6. Can I recharge my camera and other gadgets batteries along the trek?
Yes, in most of the places you can charge your batteries along our trek.
7. About water – are they available at each teahouse? Or are we supposed to bring iodine tablets?
You can buy mineral water, filter or boiled water during the trekking trail. If you want to bring iodine tablets then that would be great.
8. What kind of meals I can have during the trip?
Meals on full protein and nutritious basis will be provided to you during our trekking. Warm and freshly cooked food is served (Western, Continental and Nepalese, Chinese, Indian and Tibetan meals are available in all places). Normally three meals each day will be provided.
9. What will happen if there is an emergency?
For the emergency case, all of our guides are well trained in the basic first aid and can handle the basic aliments that may occur on trek. If the case is out of hand then our team of Nepal Wild-land Adventure trekking will cover the required expenses of rescue operation likewise it is a condition of booking that you are adequately insured for such as event where these expenses will be needed to recovered from your insurance company. In most regions there are also help posts which have been organized and established by the foreign doctors with an expert staffs.
10. Are all of your company staff insured?
All the trekking staff including guides, Sherpas, cooks and porters of our company is insured. They are all protected by fine life insurance policy with facilities of warm clothing and proper shelter on high altitude. We make sure to insure our staff member to be well paid and properly insured.
11. Could you give us some information about the guide?
We guarantee for the safety and security of all the trekkers with the many years of experience in this field with you. All of our staffs and members are well trained on this field with a trekking guide license and experience. We only hire the professional guides who are able to serve in a effective way to the guest and good in fluent English and also the one who can adjust to the Trekkers desired language. Our team members are expert one and are also active for any services as per the preference Of the Trekkers.
12. What kinds of banking facilities are provided in Nepal?
In Nepal you can find modern banking facilities with international banks in KTM (Kathmandu). All foreign currencies along with credit cards are accepted in Nepal. For eg: American Express, Visa and Master Cards. You can also find A.T.M facilities in Nepal.
13. Is travelling alone women with your company is safe?
We guarantee all the safety and security for every individual women traveler while with us. We are more alert and confident for such issues. You can believe us without any doubt for your safety. All the guides of our company are well trained and experienced in such types of cases. Personal room on lodge trek and tent for camping is provided to our clients according to their preference.
14. What happens if I have to leave the trip early?
Sometimes communication on mountain region is difficult but we assure you that in the case like this our company guides will make the best effort to obtain the quick transportation and reservation to get you home as quickly as possible in a safe and sound way.
15. Does this trekking company (Nepal Wild-land Adventure) accept credit cards?
Yes, we accept Visa, American Express and Master Cards. In case, if you are paying in person in Nepal then we kindly request you to pay in cash or traveler's cheque because the bank charges for credit cards are quiet high.
16. Can you arrange extra night lodging in case if I arrive early or depart late?
Is there a single room option?
We would be honored to make arrangements such as extra hotel rooms, personalized tour, airport pickup and arrangements for private rooms. If you need a single room then we request you to indicate us that on your application and we will contact you the details and info on single room supplementary costs.
17. Can I bring some food from home?
Yes, you may bring power gel, cereal bars, and similar high energy foods. We suggest you to bring Gatorade because it is one of the most highly recommended to fight dehydration.
18. Except trip price, how much extra money should I take with me?
This case depends on your spending habits. US$ 15 to US$ 20 per meal in Kathmandu is allocated.US$ 12 to US$ 15 a day should be enough to buy water, hot drinks, hot shower, coca cola, chocolates and other preferable stuffs.
19. Is visa to travel in Nepal is needed? What do I need to get my Visa?
Except Indian citizens, all the other foreign nationals need to obtain visa while entering in Nepal. To travel Nepal for 30 days, you need a visa passport, two passport size photos and US$ 40 for your stay.
20. What's the main form of greeting in Nepal?
Namaste or Namaskar are the common form of greeting in Nepal. You can also say the greeting in words as well as a gesture where you have to join your palms together and bring them closer to your chest and above 5 to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaskar holds many meaning like Hello, how are you doing?, nice to meet you, good morning and so on.
21. What is the basic Nepali costume that I should know about?
The main and most important thing is that you should take off your shoes before entering one's home or a temple. And also it is considered illegal to take photographs inside the most temples.