Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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.
Short Itinerary For Trek
In Kathmandu, we will have a 3-star hotel room which will be shared in a twin-share basis and will have a supplement of breakfast alongside. The rooms will have attached bathrooms and will have all the facilities that will at least help you have a semi-urban experience judging from where you come. But, during the trek, we will have to forfeit the luxury of a 3-star hotel in the pursuit of what nature has in store for us and travel through the wildlands in local teahouses, which will be very comforting as well but just not luxurious enough in terms of the facilities provided.
We can have a myriad a local and international cuisines to choose from during the trek though the list of meals will not be as elaborate as you might think, but still we do have options and they surely do taste awesome. We are very careful for providing you with food that is both hygienic and heavy for sustaining your energy throughout the trek. All kinds of meal fall under the package costs during the trek except for when you stay in Kathmandu where we will only be able to offer the breakfast. And, we will also end our lovely soulful trekking experience with a lovely farewell dinner at the end of our trek in Kathmandu.
Physical Condition Requirements
Though it might seem very daunting in the face of it, but we are pretty sure an average human being with average walking capability will be able to complete the trek with no trouble. Our guides are very supportive in terms of your walking abilities during the trek and if needed, s/he will change the entire trek stuructre for you as well. (But, that will come alongside its own repercussions, like longer trekking days). Walking in higher altitude will surely be more tiresome than in lower altitude but the transition between the two will be as smooth as possible. We do recommend to consult with your personal doctor before making the trip though just to make sure. consult your doctor(s) before the trip.
Trip Start Dates and Cost
We have a perfectly customisable trip flexibilty depending upon your preferred dates and times. We are extremely you-specific in providing our services because we think that is what ultimately matters at the end of the day, how much you enjoy the trip.
We will be more than happy to discuss whatever aspects you find confusing in mail or directly in phone if you prefer.
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- Trip start: 5th September, 2018
- Trip end: 19th September, 2018
- Status: Available
- Price: From US$ 1,200
Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Kathmandu.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m.) by tourist bus, takes about 7 hours. Depends on traffic
Day 03: Drive from Pokhara (820m.) to Nayapul (1070m.) by care or Taxi 40km takes 2 hours and start treyk to Tikhedhunga.(1480m) 4 hours.
Day 04: Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2860 m.) 6 hours.
Day 05: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) and then to Tadapani (2675m.) takes about 7 hours.
Day 06: Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to chhomrung (2170m .) 4 /5 hours.
Day 07: Trek from chhomrung to himalaya (2940 m.) 5 /6hours.
Day 08: Trek from himalaya to Annapurna base camp (4130m.) 6/7 hours.
Day 09: Trek from Annapurna base camp to Bamboo 2310m 5/6 hours
Day 10: trek from bamboo to jhinodana 1750m 4/5 hours there hot spring too
Day 11: trek from jhinudada to naya pul back to pokhara
Day 12: pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus 6/7 hours
Day 13: Kathmandu valley tours evening fear well dinner
Day 14: denture
This is the itinerary with same destination but different route.
Day1 Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
Day 2 Road Katmandou - Kande then trek to Australian Camp
Day 3 Australian Camp - Landruk (1565m)
Day 4 Trekking Landruk - Jhinu Danda – Chomrong (2170m)
Day 5 Chhomrong - Bamboo (2320m)
Day 6 Bamboo - Deurali (3200m)
Day 7 Deurali - Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m)
Day 8 Annapurna Base Camp - Bamboo
Day 9 Bamboo - Chomrong (2170m)
Day 10 Chomrong - Gandrung (1950m)
Day 11 Gandrung - Pokhara
Day 12 Road to Katmandou -
Day 13 Swayambhunath – Patan
Day 14 Depature
UPER BODY LAYERS
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 .
Note All of above the equipment you can get cheaply in kathmandu.If you have any queries please feel free to ask.