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Ghorepani Poonhil & Annapurna Base Camp Trek 13 Days

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Destination

Nepal

Region

Annapurna (Ghorepani & ABC)

Max.Altitude

4,130m./13,549ft.

Grade

Moderate

Best Season

Autumn & Spring

Activity

Trekking

Duration

13 Days

Route

Nayapul-Ghorepani-Chhomrong-Dovan-Annapurna BC

Walking Hours

5-7 Hours a day

Accommodation in Trekking

Lodge

Meal in Trekking

Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

Start/End

Kathmamdu/Kathmandu

Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu

By Air Plane

Group Size

2-15 Person

Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara

3 Star Class Hotel

Transportation in KTM & PKR

Car/Jeep/Hiace/BUS

Trip Cost

On your Request

Departure Date

Available on your request date too
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Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna in the Annapurna mountain sanctuary. Mt. Annapurna I, 8091 m above sea level, is the first 8000-meter mountain that saw humans on the top. The mountain was summited in 1950.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek: A Walking Adventure to the Mountain Sanctuary. Trekking to the base camp of Annapurna mountain is certainly a glorious thing to do. While the Annapurna Base Camp is a spectacular destination in itself, the journey that takes us there is also incredibly wonderful.  Starting the journey in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, it goes via the heavenly-like places before it reaches the Annapurna Base Camp. Trekking through cultural villages, natural forests, alongside beautiful mountain stream is certainly a delightful experience.

This astonishingly magnificent trekking leaves you in awe of the astounding beauty of the region and the Himalayas. Join into a trek to the famous, beautiful adventurous Annapurna Base Camp Trek and see how marvelous nature and mountains are.

The best time to do Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is from March - May during spring season along with blooming rhododendron forests and September - November in autumn season with crystal clear mountain views. Winter and Monsoon season trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is also possible with a bit more preparations. Get in touch to know more about the trip, itinerary, time, private or group departures. 

  • view from Annapurna Base Camp: Annapurna I, 8091m, Annapurna South, 7219m, Machapuchhre, 6993m and     Hiunchuli, 6441m
  • addition of Ghorepani Poonhill to Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
  • natural scenery and endless outstanding views of the Annapurna Himalayan Ranges
  • charming Tea House/ Guesthouse with Gurung and Magar cultures
  • natural hot spring at Jhinudanda
  • one night at Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp
  • sunrise and sunset view from Poonhill and Annapurna Base Camp

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Itinerary

DAY 01
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. (1300m/4,265ft)

Your trip starts today when you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our ANA representative at the airport. He'll be carrying an ANA board with your name written on it. Then you will be transferred to the hotel.  After you check into the hotel, our representative will brief you about your trip. Then free till pick up time for the welcome dinner. In your spare time, you can relax, walk around the hotel, go shopping for necessities, and so on.

Welcome Dinner Included. Overnight in Hotel.

DAY 02
Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (822m./2,697ft.) 30 minutes flight, Drive to Nayapul 1 Hrs and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,480m./4,855ft.): 9.2km 4-5Hours

Today, you'll be transported to the domestic airport in Kathmandu for a short flight to Pokhara, then transferred to Nayapul, where the trip begins! The first track takes you uphill through rice, maize, and millet farms. Continue on the Birethanti main route until you reach Sudami, where you will stop for lunch.

After your lunch break, get back on your feet and climb slowly along the valley's edge until you reach Tikhedhunga Teahouse, where you'll spend the night.
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included. Overnight in Lodge.

DAY 03
Trek from Tikhedhunga (1,480m./4,855ft.) to Ghorepani (2,874m./9,429ft.) : 12.9km. 6-7Hours

Wake up early for an early breakfast at your tea house in preparation for your big climb to Ulleri. The journey begins with a steep stone stairway (3,767 steps to be exact) up the ridge line, eventually leading you through cultivated fields. After you finish this section, the trail continues through a beautiful area of blooming rhododendron blossoms and old oak forests.

Continue climbing uphill until you reach Nangethanti, where you will stop for lunch. Thanti is a Nepali word that means "rest house"; keep in mind that the trail can be covered in snow during the winter months. Work off your lunch and continue climbing until you reach Ghorepani, a popular trekking destination surrounded by spectacular scenery.
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included. Overnight in Lodge.

DAY 04
Sunrise from Poonhill (3,210m./10,531ft.). Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,610m./8.563ft.):11km. 6-7Hours

We hike through dense forest in the early morning to the magnificent view-point of Poon Hill (3,210m./10,531ft.). The broad hilltop provides a spectacular sunrise view of Annapurna and other snow-capped peaks such as Dhaulagiri (8,167 m./26,795ft.), Annapurna I (8,091m./26,545ft.), Annapurna fang, Annapurna south(7,219m./23,684ft.), Hiunchuli, and Dhampus peak. After taking in the breathtaking scenery, we return to Ghorepani for breakfast before resuming the trek. The trail ascends from Ghorepani to Tadapani along ridges through dense rhododendron and oak forest. After a 6-7 hour trek from Ghorepani, we arrive at Tadapani, our destination for the day.                               Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included. Overnight in Lodge.

DAY 05
Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2,340m./7,677ft.):7.8km. 5-6Hours

The beginning of the trek today is all downhill followed by an uphill walk so the beautiful breakfast we devoured at the tea house in Tadapani is turned to energy much quicker and already used. After an effort of walking up and down the hill for about five hours, we come to the beautiful village of Chhomrong.
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included. Overnight in Lodge.

DAY 06
Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (2,317m./7,801ft.):11.2km 6-7 Hours

A descending stone staircase leads down to the Chhomrong Khola. After crossing the stream, we climb high above the Sinuwa Danda (hill), taking its west face and passing through forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. To reach our day’s destination we must yet climb up to Kuldi, descend the long, steep, stone staircase and walk through a lovely bamboo forest to Dovan. 

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included. Overnight in Lodge.

DAY 07
Trek from Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,712m./12,178ft.):13km. 6-7 Hours

Gradually ascending along the valley above the Modi Khola river, we reach the Base Camp of Machhapcuhre. It is also known as Fishtail Mountain (6,993m.) and is one of the unclimbed mountains of the Annapurna range, because it is a holy mountain. From Machhapuchhre Base camp we get an amazing view of Annapurna I. 

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included. Overnight in Lodge.

DAY 08
Trek from Machhapuchhre BC to Annapurna Base Camp (4.130m./13,549ft.):2.9km 1.30 Hours

We climb up gently till we reach Annapurna Base Camp which takes about 1 and half hour. The closer we get to Annapurna Base Camp, the vegetation will become more sparse and the surroundings more rocky. This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by spectacular mountains. From here, we get sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us. The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding the 360-degree panorama. We can see mountains such as Annapurna I (8,091m.), Bahra Shikhar (7,647m.), Annapurna South (7,219m.), Hiun Chuli (6,441m.), Machhapuchre (6,997m.), Tharpu Peak (5,663m.) and Singu Chuli (6,501m.) from here.
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included. Overnight in Lodge.

DAY 09
Trek from Annapurna BC to Bamboo (2,340m./ 7,676 ft.):13.5km. 6-7 Hours

We wake up early in the morning and explore the sights of the hidden valley of Annapurna Base Camp. Then we trek down to Bamboo retracing the same trail we went up on.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included. Overnight in Lodge.

DAY 10
Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,740m./5,709ft.):11.7km. 5-6 Hours

From Bamboo, it is an uphill trek to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Then we climb the stone steps to Chhomrong. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be resting for the night. Today we will have an opportunity to enjoy the hot springs which is just a 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda to soothe our aching body. 
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included. Overnight in Lodge.

DAY 11
Trek from Jhinu Danda to Ghandruk Phedi and Transfer to Pokhara (822m./2,697ft.)by Jeep 3 Hours

Today is final day of the trip. After breakfast, we will finally head back down to Ghandruk Phedi where a private vehicle will be waiting for us to drive us back to Pokhara. 

After check in hotel, You can rest at hotel or can do sightseeing, boating, lakeside walking, Shopping etc. your guide will support you for those activities an extra cost.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 12
Fly back to Kathmandu (1300m/4,265ft) 30 minutes from Pokhara

After breakfast free till flight from Pokhara. As your wish you can do  some adventure sports like paragliding, zip flying, ultra-light flight, bungee jumping  etc. The day’s activities would be at an extra cost. We will be happy to organize those extra activities for you, should you choose to do any.  After lunch drive to domestic Airport and fly back to Kathmandu.                                                                            
When you arrive in Kathmandu, you have a option an extra cost. If you are interested to do some sightseeing in heritage sites, guide will take you directly to sightseeing sport or shopping places. Otherwise, transfer to Hotel and you will be free till Dinner.

Breakfast/Dinner Included. Overnight in Hotel.

DAY 13
Final Departure.

You will be transferred to the airport as per your flight schedule. We will pick you up from the hotel three hours prior to your flight time.

Breakfast included.

Trip Extensions after your Annapurna Base Camp Trek
■If you have extra days in Nepal after completing the Annapurna base camp, we can arrange tours of Kathmandu valley,     sightseeing, and a trip to Nagarkot, which is the ideal getaway. Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, another trek, and much more await you!

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Equipment List

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a trek to Everest Base Camp or any other tea-house trek in Nepal.  Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.


IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

◆You may need to change your clothing and equipment depending on the season you wish to go on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, but these are the essentials list we put up with your comfort and utility in mind. We never advise our clients to bring equipment that isn't absolutely necessary for the trek.

ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

  • Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)


CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

  • Moisture wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightwight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)


FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)


SLEEPING BAG

  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f (ANA Will provide )
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack


DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
  • Waterproof cover for daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes


FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

  • Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hair brush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Ear plugs for sleeping


OTHER ITEMS

  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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What is Included

  • Both way transportation for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by Air.
  • Both way private transportation service from Pokhara to Nayapul (trek start )and Ghandruk Phedi (trek end) to pokhara.
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • One nights accommodation with Breakfast (room with attached bathroom) in Pokhara.
  • Accommodation: Nine nights standard room (Generally twin Sharing room).
  • All Standard Meals during the trek.
  • Sleeping Bag, Liner, Trekking Pole ( each two), Duffel Bag, Hot Bag, Washing water.
  • Government License holder All Nepal Adventure experienced and qualified trek leader (guide), assistant trekking guide and porter to help trekkers luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter "9 kg per trekker max limit").
  • Coverage of guides and porters meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment.
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Fee.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
  • Snacks (cookies) and Seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, Local taxes and official Expenses
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenir - A company's T-shirt &  Trekking Map
  • All Nepal Adventure’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek
  • Provide pulse oximeter for blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude. It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potentially health risks.

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What is Excluded

  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per Person)
  • Extra night accommodation, Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, boil bottled water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
  • Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture)
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as excludes
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