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Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek 11 Days

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Destination

Nepal

Region

Annapurna Base Camp

Max.Altitude

4,130m./13,549ft.

Grade

Moderate

Best Season

Autumn & Spring

Activity

Trekking

Duration

11 Days

Route

Pokhara-Ghandruk-Dovan-ABC-Jhinu Danda

Walking Hours

5-7 Hours a day

Accommodation in Trekking

Lodge

Accommodation in KTM & PKR

3 Star Class Hotel

Meal in Trekking

Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

Start/End

Kathmamdu/Kathmandu

Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu

By Air Plane

Group Size

2-15 Person

Transport in KTM & PKR

Car/Jeep/Hiace/BUS

Departure Date

Available on your request Dare

Trip Cost

On your Request
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Overview

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek  is a spectacular journey across a diversified landscape and culture, along with spectacular mountain vistas, terraced farms, tiny Gurung villages, and a vast range of flora and fauna. Mt. Annapurna (8,091m.) in Nepal is the world's tenth tallest peak, and the trek to its base camp, at (4130m/13549ft.), is one of the most popular hikes on the planet. Furthermore, we travel to our destination via Mt. Machapuchhre (Fishtail), a Nepalese mountain known for its distinct beauty. Moreover, the Annapurna Base Camp trekking package is a popular choice among a wide range of outdoor lovers, from solitary female travelers to hikers going in groups to Nepal, thanks to its well-planned schedule.

In comparison to most hikes in this region going up to the base camp, our Annapurna Base Camp Trek is only 11 days long. The path is created for globetrotters who want to climb to the beautiful mountain's base camp but are limited on time. Travelers who want to reach the Annapurna base camp in a more unhurried manner should take a different route, such as the Ghorepani Poonhill and Annapurna Sanctuary Trek - 13

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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 Shyauli Bazar 2 hours and trek to Ghandruk (2,012m./6,601ft.): 9.2km 4-5Hours

We take an early morning flight to Pokhara, a lovely lake city, and enjoy spectacular views of the Himalayas from the right side of our plane. After landing at Pokhara Airport, we drive to Kimche two hours and begin the trek. We trek from Kimche to Ghandruk, a beautiful village primarily inhabited by the Gurung community.  

Ghandruk is one of the specific Gurung villages where you could boast a beautiful view of the Annapurna South(7,219m./23,684ft.), Himachuli, Fishtail (Machhapuchhre(6,993m./22,942ft.),  Annapurna III right in front of you. Ghandruk secured Gurung Museum, Monastery, the temple as well as Annapurna conservation sub unit post where you could see the video activities in ACAP.

After lunch, spend rest of the day exploring the beauty of the village and mountains. If you are interested with traditional Gurung dress, you can wear a traditional Gurung dress on hire and enjoy a taking Photography.  Also, on your request, Gurung culture dance will be shown in the evening.  But you need donate some money for that cultural group.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included. Overnight in Lodge.

DAY 03
Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2,340m./7,677ft.):9.8km. 5-6 Hours

At this point, we climb for about an hour to Komrong Danda. We can see Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre), and Ganggapurna along the way. The Kimrong Khola is reached after a steep descent. We descend for a while after another steep ascent from Kimrong Khola to Chere Danda, and then it's a gentle walk to Chhomrong.Chhomrong is a lovely village nestled in the shadow of the massive Annapurna range.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included. Overnight in Lodge.

DAY 04
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 05
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 06
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 07
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 08
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 09
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 10
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 11
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 tea houses 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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