• Gurung Village Ganduruk

    Gurung Village Ganduruk

  • Annapurna Range Shadow in Fewa Lake Pokhara

    Annapurna Range Shadow in Fewa Lake Pokhara

  • Gurung Village Local House

    Gurung Village Local House

  • Best Trek Season

    Best Trek Season

  • Annapurna Himal

    Annapurna Himal

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Overview

Trip Facts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Moderate
  •    Destination: Annapurna Conservation Area
  •    Activities: Tekking and Cultural Tours in Gurung Village
  •    Accommodation: Good Hotel in Kathmandu -Normal TeaHouse During the Trek
  •    Meals: BreakFast In Kathmandu -During the Trek (BLD)
  •    Maximum altitude: 4116M
  •    Group size: Min5/Maxi 10
  •    Best Season: Autumn (September-November)-Spring (March-May)

The Annapurna base camp trek is one of the most popular treks in mighty Himalayan region of Nepal and it is the most visited trekking region in Nepal. This trek that combines so many different landscapes and brings you so close to the base of 7,000 or 8,000meters peaks in such short period of time as the Annapuna base camp trek. This Annapurna trek is also known as Annapurna sanctuary trek. You will witness numerous ethnic villages along the way including home of gorkha warriors as you trek you will have opportunities to gaze towering Himalayan peaks including the breathtaking fishtail peak-Macchapuchhare (6,993m/22,943ft).

This trek takes you from the villages of Nayapul which is at an elevation of thousand meters all the way to the Annapurna base camp which is at the elevation of 4130m as you trek you will pass through farm terraced, bamboo forest as well as rhododendron forest with stunning Himalaya’s views. Nayapul where the trek begins is just two hours’ drive from the pokhara. The trekkers will visit the village like syaubazzar gandruk, ginu chomrong, Himalaya, daurali until finally reaching the base camp of the Annapurna. After short drive to Nayapul we begin our trek through Ulleri and Ghorepani. Then, we proceed further ahead to conquer a photographer heaven, the poon hill (3,210/10,531ft), and capture spectacular views of popular peaks on your camera. We continue our conquest through Chhomrong that passes through more crystal clear views of the unconquered Machhapuchhare peak (6,993m/22,943ft). our journey gets slightly more difficult during the ascent to Machhapuchhare base camp at (3,700m/12,139ft). The peaks of Annapurna –lll (7,600m/24,934ft) and Annapurna-lv (7,400m/24,278ft) are visible form this point and the gigantic glacier of Machapuchhare makes its presence felt. The next day we will take us to Annapurna base camp (4,130m/13,550ft), a natural amphi theatre, a scene that will remain etched in your heart forever.

Note: Your health safety and last destination with high-quality is our (soul Himalayan treks and travel) main priority. Your guide has the authority to bring change in itinerary. If it is necessary, you have to cancel or stop part of the itinerary due to safety concern. However, these kinds of problem rarely arise. Our effort will be to follow our given itinerary but Weather condition, your health problems or any natural disaster and flight cancelation due to bad weather in the mountain may bring change in itinerary.

Outline l itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and preparation for the Tour

Day 3: Kathmandu to pokahara (823m/2,700ft) - 6 hours

Day 4: Pokhara-Nayapul-Ulleri (2050m/6725ft): 1hour drive and 6hour trek

Day 5: Ulleri –Ghorepani (2750m/9020ft):4-5hour trek

Day 6: Ghorepani-Poon hill-Tadapani (2700m/8,860ft):5-6 hours

Day 7: Tadapani to chhomrong (2,170m/7,120ft): Sixhour trek

Day 8: Chhomrong to Dovan (2,580m/8460ft): 6hours trek

Day 9: Dovan to Deurali (3230m/10595ft):4hour trek

Day 10: Deurali to MBC (3700m/12135ft):3-4 hours

Day 11: MBC to ABC (4,130m/13,545ft): 2-3hour trek

Day 12: ABC to (2310m/7575ft):6hour trek

Day 13: Bamboo to Jhinu Dada (1760m/5770ft):

Day 14: Jhinu Danda to Naya pul to Pokhara: 

Day 15: Fly pokhara to Kathmandu: 30 min flight

Day 16: Farewell

Important note:

Your safety is of paramount concern while travelling with soul Himalayan treks. please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that will not deviate from it.  The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to the plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

 

Included

  • Airport picks up s and drops in private vehicle
  • Good hotel accommodation during the trek
  • All meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
  • Farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on the comfortable private vehicle as per the
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced English speaking and government likened trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Power service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staffs cost including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Soul Himalaya trek bag/duffel bag, t-shirts and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permit (national park permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local tax

Excluded

  • Personal equipment for trekking
  • Personal insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping (tips) for guide and porter
  • Bar and Beverage bills

 

Accommodations


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.

Meals or foods 


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.

Kathmandu Valley Day Tour


Kathmandu, the city of temples and pilgrimages, is incredibly rich in historic as well as well cultural diversity. This city is filled with temples and remains of the Hindu and Buddhist religious sites. These religious sites and cultural diversity makes Kathmandu unique city and stepping into Kathmandu is like coming altogether to a different world.Traveling in Kathmandu is like traveling in the Gods own kingdom. The temples and traditional monuments keep you wondering that may be god himself lived here centuries ago. Kathmandu is a big city yet you can capture the most of Kathmandu in a single day.

 Visa Information


Visas are available on arrival at the international airport in Kathmandu and at all land border crossings open to foreigners. You are required to carry passport photos and can pay the visa fee in foreign currency (some crossings insist on payment in US dollars). Your passport must be valid for at least six months and you will need a whole free page for your visa.You can also get  your visa from the consulate in your home country. Tourist visa shall be granted for a period of a maximum of 150 days in a calendar year. On Arrival Visa Fee is 15 Days – 25 USD; 30 Days – 40 USD; 90 Days – 100 USD.

you can  fill the online visa directly to Nepal immigration website also.

http://ttp://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa

Travel Insurance


A travel insurance policy that covers: theft, loss and medical problems are best for traveling in Nepal. There are wide varieties of policies available, so always check the small print carefully. Make sure to be covered for adventure activities and high altitude. Since you reach above 4000 meters on quite a few treks in Nepal, it is best to choose a policy that covers medical and emergency repatriation, including helicopter evacuation for trekkers and a general medical evacuation. Also, understand that most medical treatment and facilities/hospitals must be paid for at the point of delivery of the patient. So it’s wise to choose policy paying doctors and hospital treatments directly, rather than you having to pay on the spot and get reimbursed later.

Equipment or Travel to Himalaya


 While the trekking in himalaya you are required to have an appropriate clothing and equipment set. You can either purchase your own or hire some of the necessary items in many adventure shops in Kathmandu. Sleeping bag and down jacket are easily rented for about 1 USD a day, other items can be bought locally. Most of the gear is locally manufactured and a lot cheaper. Some branded gear is likely to be more expensive but has more quality.

Flight Delays and Weather Conditions


Flights by plane and helicopter are prone to unexpected delays and cancellations caused by unexpected weather in remote areas. Operational complications may also occur, which is more likely to happen in Everest region -Lukla flight, Annapurna region- Jomsom flight, Dolpa, Simikot, Jumla region etc.While trekking in remote areas, especially off-season, you’re advised to reserve extra days to avoid frustration in case if any delays occur. In case of delay in flight prior to trek departure or at the end of the trek, you will need to cover your accommodation and food costs by yourself.

The Currency of Nepal


Currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee (Rs) or in short NRS. 100 Paisa (an equivalent of 1 cent) equals 1 Rs. Nepali Notes are: 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5 rupees; 2 and 1 rupee coins are rarely used.

Electricity of Nepal


In Nepal 220-240 volts/50 HZ power is used. Sockets usually take plugs with three round pins. The plugs can be both small and large in size. Some sockets take plugs with two round pins as well. It is advised to carry the universal electric adapter with you, however, you can also purchase them in Kathmandu and other cities, but not in remote locations.

The Climate in Nepal


It is notoriously difficult to predict weather in the mountain. At night, it is generally cold and the days are generally warm. There will be snow during the month of December and February. It is important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. The fluctuation in temperature is an unavoidable feature of Himalayas.The seasons in Nepal are pretty much the same as in Europe, opposite to the Australian seasons. Nepal’s climate is moderate, which means: winters are cold and dry and summers are hot and humid. However, because of the huge range in the altitude and landscape, the climate of Nepal differs significantly throughout the country.

Best Seasion to visit for  Nepal


Spring (March, April, May) and autumn (Sept, Oct, Nov) are the best months of the year to visit Nepal. During this time, the weather is pleasant with loads of warm sunlight. The sky is clear so you can truly enjoy the remarkable Nepalese landscape and the Himalayan views.

Health Guidelines


Trekking in Nepal is a wonderful experience and doesn’t involve many risks. However, we suggest that you carry out a standard health check and advise your doctor about your travel plans prior to arriving in Nepal. Immunizations or vaccinations, if required, should be taken at least 6 weeks before arrival. Always make sure to have a valid health insurance for the whole period of your trip

Before You Pack to Nepal 


We strongly advise that you register at your country’s national embassy or honorary consulate when first arriving in Nepal. This can be beneficial in case of sickness or emergencies.The currency of Nepal is called the Nepalese Rupees (NRs.). Check the latest foreign exchange rate to get an estimation of the value of your cash here in Nepal. It would be advisable to ensure that you have some cash with you at all times and not be too dependent on credit cards.  Use of credit cards is not widespread on trekking routes and outside of the major tourist areas.It's also advisable to use mineral water to brush your teeth or for washing your face. Tap water in some hotels and guest houses cannot be completely relied upon in Nepal.If you have an allergy or special food requirements due to health, please inform us beforehand. We also advise that you bring along your own medications as some medicines may not be available or difficult to obtain.

Vaccines you Might Get


Nepal doesn’t officially require any immunizations to enter the country. However there is several major disease that can be prevented, or the risks significantly decreased, by immunizations.

Consult your doctor once before your trip, so that he can decide if you need any vaccinations, but the vaccinations you should consider for a Nepal trip include the following.

A Hepatitis A

B Hepatitis B

C Japanese Encephalitis

E Meningococcal meningitis

D Polio

E Rabies

F Tetanus and diphtheria Toxoids

G Typhoid fever

 

 

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel

Upon our arrival in Tribhuvan international airport (TIA), you will be greeted by our staff member of the soul Himalayan travel & treks by some traditional khata and flower. Our staff will drove you to hotel and you can take rest when you finished check –in procedure you can have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long flight. You will be invited to visit our office for briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process from the trekking permits. If you arrived late at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and preparation for the Tour

In next morning, after your breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around a Kathmandu valley. You can visit landmark including the world heritage site like Kathmandu Durbar square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pasupati Nath, the famous “monkey temple” (Swayambhu Nath) and Buddhists shrine (Boudha Nath). In the afternoon there will be the pre-trip discussion where we can meet our treks. You can also make your last minute buying of personal items for the journey.

Day 3: Kathmandu to pokahara (823m/2,700ft) - 6 hours

on the third day you will drive from Katmandu to pokhara through a lush green highway which takes 6 hours. In the afternoon, we reach pokhara. Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and others. Pokhara is famously known as the city of lakes and has numerous beautiful serene lakes. We can explore the most accessible and beautiful fewa lake during the afternoon. We can also do some shopping during evening hours. Overnight to hotel.

Day 4: Pokhara-Nayapul-Ulleri (2050m/6725ft): 1hour drive and 6hour trek

On this day, you will drive one hour from pokhara to Naya pul. From we follow the south bank of the river. After several hours we will pass through sub-tropical valley forests, sometimes on carved trail on the side of the cliff after lunch, we cross the Modi khola (stream) and a suspension bridge to the village of Tikhedunga. We trek further along the trail quite steep at times. Overnight to the lodge

Day 5: Ulleri –Ghorepani (2750m/9020ft):4-5hour trek

In this day we will trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani. The name Ghoepani in Nepal means a place with a water trough for resting weary horses owing to its role as an important campsite for traders before it became a trekkers’ stop. Gorepani is the interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products and handicrafts. The town has two parts one is saddle like shape and the other a few hundred feet lower.

Day 6: Ghorepani-Poon hill-Tadapani (2700m/8,860ft):5-6 hours

Today is a special day because we will reach to poonhill –an icon of the Annapurna region. We climb the step trail to the viewpoint of Poonhill (3200m). The efforts will be rewarded with spectacular views of Machhppuchre, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and the Annapurnas. We will return to the gorepani after having some snacks. We head east and climb a nearby ridge. Overnight to lodge.

 Day 7: Tadapani to chhomrong (2,170m/7,120ft): Sixhour trek

On this day we will trek towards Chhomrong passing Tadapani.   From tadapani, we make a steep descent through dense and dark forest. The route passes through the west bank of the Modi khola. We then descend steeply down the village of Chuile coming over to the Kimrong Khola. On the way; we see many mountains forest and many waterfalls. After we reach Chhomrong we will stay overnight at lodge.

Day 8: Chhomrong to Dovan (2,580m/8460ft): 6hours trek

After early breakfast, we will start our trek to Dovan along the modi Khola leaving behind inhabited foothills into the high steppes and wooded slopes of the Himalayas. We cross the suspension bridge and then trek up to sinew dada. The ascent from Sinuwa becomes somewhat flatter. The trail passes through thick and dark rhododendron forest up to Khuldighat. Finally, we will reach Dovan village and stay overnight to lodge.

Day 9: Dovan to Deurali (3230m/10595ft):4hour trek

Today we will wake up before sunrise to trek towards Deurali. We cross two streams over small bridge. The trail passes through solitary places through solitary places. The natural beauty of our surrounding in the wilderness gibes a special peace to our mind. There is also the possibility of seeing a different species of wildlife such as wild pig, deer, snow leopard, etc. overnight to lodge.

Day 10: Deurali to MBC (3700m/12135ft):3-4 hours

Today we start our trek to Machhapuchre base camp (MBC). The trail climbs gently through a river bed and then it rises steeply over the mountain side. After an hour of walk form Deurali, we will find ourselves in the middle of the river bed surrounded by giant snow-covered mountains. When the sun rises, the snow on the mountains glitter and the river valley is filled with warm sun rays. Overnight at lodge.

Day 11: MBC to ABC (4,130m/13,545ft): 2-3hour trek

In this day we trek from MBC to ABC. On the way to ABC from MBC, the vegetation will disappear. Due to drastic change in weather patterns, we see the snow boulders melting and forming small streams. The path widens as we enter the sanctuary, follows streams, and then climbs to a few huts alongside a moraine. Overnight to local lodge

Day 12: ABC to (2310m/7575ft):6hour trek

After our breakfast, we start descending from ABC to MBC, deurali, Dovan and finally to Bamboo. Heading back down to the valley is much easier than climbing up. Waterfalls cascading down the 500foot granite faces on both sides to the forests below and great vibes of the Himalayas. Overnight to local lodge.

Day 13: Bamboo to Jhinu Dada (1760m/5770ft):

6 hours trekked on thousand stony steps which takes us to Upper Chomorong. From chomrong we take a different route and instead of going to Ghandruk, we descend to Jhinu Danda. Overnight to local lodge.

Day 14: Jhinu Danda to Naya pul to Pokhara: 

Six hour trek and a one hour drive Jhinu Danda to Naya pul and then to Kyumi village. After lunch we trek to sayali bazaar and then down to Birethanti.From Birethanti, a half an hour trek takes us Naya pul. The trek ends at Naya pul. From Naya pul we take a vehicle and reach pokhara in about  a hour.we might enjoy the prospects of visiting some more places around pokhara until evening .we can explore local village and restaurant to enjoy and cherish for great completion of the trip. Overnight to Lukla.

Day 15: Fly pokhara to Kathmandu: 30 min flight

In this day we fly back to Kathmandu. It takes about 30 minutes. In the morning time we will visit some important spots around Pokhara. We might do some last hour shopping too. Around noon, we take a flight to Kathmandu.

 Day 16: Farewell

Today you will say goodbye to the soul Himalayan treks and tour. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. A representative from soul Himalayan treks will take to the airport approximately 3 hours scheduled flight.

 

Cost Details

What is included?

  • 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

  • Farewell dinners.

  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary

  • Domestic transportation  (Kathmandu- pokhara -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)

  • All government and local taxes

What is not included?

  • Personal equipment for trekking
  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping (Tips) for guide & porter
  • Bar & Beverage bills

Gear list

 

Gear list 

  • Upper body layers
  • Walking t-shirts -2 merino wool, capilene or synthetic fabric over cotton t-shirt which is quick dry
  • Sleeping t-shirt -1 it can be cotton.
  • Thermal base layers top-1weight long sleeved t-shirt of merino wool or polyester, capelin or polar Tec power dry.
  • Insulating layers -1 mid weight fleece that can be worn over other layers
  • Fleece vest optional-advisable for those who feel cold
  • Rain jacket -1 essential
  • Down jacket -1 essential it’s very cold above 4,000 meter

Lower body layers

  • Underwear-enough for trek (notice you can wash along them along the way)
  • Hiking ttousers-2 quick dry and light weight trousers no cotton, but zip offs are good.
  • Sleeping trousers 1 light weight 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

Packs and bags

  • Duffle bag packs 1 to store excess luggage in at hotel. Soul Himalaya provides duffel bags for the duration of the trek. These are easier for the porters to carry.
  • Day pack with rain cover-1 to carry your personal items during the treks e.g. Camera and chocolate, water.
  • Sleeping bag-1 3 season (4 season oct-feb)
  • Compression stuff sack -1 for sleeping bags

Footwear or Your Right Trekking Shose 

  • Trekking boots – 1 must be well worn and comfortable with ankle support.
  • Socks-3 good and warm enough and worth spending money on quantity socks.
  • Flip flops or camp shoes-1 light weight for evening use.


Miscellaneous items

  • Water bottles -2 (one or two liters) Nalgene or sig style or a bladder. Bladder is preferred
  • Water purification drops – 1 it is cheap and easy to buy in Kathmandu (pious)
  • Lip balm- 1 with SPF 30 greater
  • Bandana – 1 this useful for a variety of purposes.
  • Baseball head (cap) it is useful for sun during the hiking.
  • Warm woolen hat-1 it is very useful evening and morning when we hike above the 3500m.
  • Flash light or head torch-1 head light is best as it leaves your hand freehand extra batteries
  • Personal first aid kit -1 include any prescribed medication (should be your all personal medication).
  • Travel towel-1 light weight and compact.
  • Wash kit-1 travel items for the trek.

 

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USD 1,450

15 days

Trip Higlights

A gentale  increase in altitude

intractive with local communites

Awesome viewpoint annapurna range and memoral stupa close to big annapurna gyelecer 

walk though bamboo forest and rododendorm.