• 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

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

Short Itinerary For Trek

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 End of stay
Trip Infromation

Trip Infromation

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

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.

Additional Information

We will be more than happy to discuss whatever aspects you find confusing in mail or directly in phone if you prefer.

Visa Information 

Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport of Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival. 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season. If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. Choice is yours.

If you have obtained visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.

Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are 'Tourist Visas'.  They bear multiple Re entry facility. Tourist Visa 'On Arrival' is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for the purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get ' Tourist Visa' to get into the country.  However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from Department of Immigration by producing required documents.

Nationals of designated countries are requested to acquire Visa prior their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of Nepal Government.  

Please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival at the airport (TIA)  if you have not acquired Visa prior to boarding the plane.  

You can visit online information for visa

 http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/content/visa-information.html                

For tourist visa application link

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

 

Kathmandu Valley Day Tour

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.
Pashupatinath Temple Tours 
Pashupatinath means "the load of the animals". This temple is the biggest temple in Nepal and is one of the four most important religious sites of Asia. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu God Lord Shiva and is one of the most ancient temples of Nepal built in the 5th Century.
This religious site is believed to have existed from the beginning of the millennium when the Shiva Lingam was discovered here. Pashupatinath is situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati river. It is believed that taking a bath in the Bagmati river will help people cleanse soul so thousand and devotees can be seen taking a bath on the bank of this holy river.
Boudhha Stupa Tour
What do you get to do here? Circle the gigantic stupa while rotating the prayer wheels. Climb the white dome to view the entire square. Visit Bouddhanath at night to see 100 of burning candles and lamps being lit. Shop in the vendors around the stupa and find a perfect souvenir for yourself.
Boudhanath was built in the 14th century and after the arrival of Tibetans following in the year 1959, this stupa has been the center place of the Tibetan Buddhism. Today it is a place for medication, pilgrimage, and a popular tourist site. From the top, Bouddhanath stupa looks like a giant mandala.
In all the Tibetan mandalas, four of the Dhyani Buddhas mark the cardinal points, with the fifth, Vairocana, enshrined in the center (in the white hemisphere of the stupa).The five Buddha represents the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, and ether) which are represented in the stupa's architecture.
Bhaktapur Tours 
Bhaktapur, a city where the past breathes into the present. This glorious city used to be the ruling throne of the Kathmandu valley until the ruling king, Yakshya Malla, divided the valley among his three sons. This division in the kingdom broke the unity among the bothers which lead to fall of the kingdom in the hands of the Shah dynasty ruler from Gorkha. Before the kingdom was lost to the Shah dynasty kings, the kingdom was especially renowned for its Malla Yuddha which was a fierce combat between the two wrestlers. Hence one can observe the idols of the muscular wrestles as the trademark of the city. These carved wrestles are found in the various temples as the guardian of the and the Gods.
 
Best Trek Season

Best Trek Season

Generally the two best known trekking season of Nepal are after falls and after winter. The month mid of the September to mid of December is considered as the best trekking season in Himalayas. During this time period, the condition of the weather is neither hot nor cold so the mountains are visible crystal clear. Another best season for trekking on Nepal is after winter. Due to the sun the climate gets warmer in spring time and trekkers can enjoy the comfortable climate condition. 
 
Autumn (September-November)
This season is considered as the best trekking season for the trekking in Nepal. Fall season is held on the month of September, October and November. During this time period of season, it offers excellent weather and breath-taking mountain views and making it a good time for trekking. The sky is generally clear which helps to offer outstanding views. 
 
Winter (December-February)
The days are clear in winter season in Nepal. December, January and February months are cold days in mountain. During this season in Nepal it usually snow fall in the higher altitude with colder temperatures. Hence, if you are looking for suitable time period and incredible scenery, this would be a great time to Trek in lower elevations. 
 
Spring (March-May)
Spring season in Nepal is one of the most beautiful time period for trekking and mountain climbing. This season offers varieties of flora blossoming of giant rhododendrons above 3000m. During this time higher altitude trekking are more comfortable and provides excellent mountains view. 
 
Summer (June-August)
The main rainy season month in Nepal is June, July and August. Due to the heavy rainfall the trekking condition on this time period is unfavorable. However this season is ideal for trekking in Tibet and the regions of Nepal connected to Tibet and parts of Nepal like Mustang and Dolpo regions which are alternative behind Himalayas.

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Detail Itinerary

 

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 

 

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

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.

PACKS&BAGS

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.

FOOTWEAR 

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.

MISCELLANEOUS TIMES 

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.

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$1,250

15 days

Trip at-a- Glance

  •    Country: Nepal Westren Part
  •    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: Min 1
  •    Best Season: Autumn (September-November)-Spring (March-May)

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.

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