13 DaysKathmandu to Kathmandu Grade:
Accommodation: 3 star hotel/lodge
Highest elevation: 4,130 m at Annapurna base camp
Seasons: All season except July-August
Transport: Deluxe tourist bus & Private jeep/car
Food: Full meals on trek, only breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Group: 2 +
“In the heart of Annapurna Himalaya with massive mountain range,at base of world's 10th highest Mt. Annapurna with incredible views, exploring mid hills and traditional Gurung / Poon-Magar villages with stunning sunrise from Poon HiIl, enchanting woodlands of blooming tall rhododendron, magnolia tree lines”
The fabulous and scenic Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill Trekking leads you to the heart of massive Annapurna Himalaya within amazing sanctuary enclosed in amphitheater of snow-clad mountains, 10th highest Annapurna I (8,091m), Vara-Shikar peaks / Annapurna Fang, Annapurna South (7,219m), Huin-chuli, Gangapurna (7,455m) Annapurna III (7,555m) with adjoining peaks TharpuChuli, SinguChuli / Fluted peak including the majestic Mt. Machapuchare (Fish-tail).
This Annapurna base camp region is in the hub of Nepals North Mid-West Himalaya of Annapurna mountain range, walking into enchanting forest of tall rhododendron, magnolia, blue pines, firs and oaks trees where in flowering season this rolling green hills turns into a natural garden in the shade of towering snow capped peaks. Starting from scenic Pokhara, youll head into mid hills through Gurung and Poon Magar farm villages and arriving at culturally rich village, Ghorepani. Following morning will be a short hiking to mindblowing Poon-Hill for stunning sunrise over array of Himalayan peaks from Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna to Manaslu mountain range.
After a wonderful moment at Ghorepani and Poon Hill, walk leads to complete isolation in the harmony of nature surrounded with amphitheatre of giant mountains. After an enjoyable time around Annapurna Base Camp, we will trek back to Pokhara via alternate route through Jhinu (where we will enjoy the hot spring) and then concluding this awesome adventure with a short drive to Kathmandu via Pokhara.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m
Day 02:Drive to Pokhara 860m (220 km) - 06 hours.
Day 03:Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri village(1960 m)-05 hours
Day 04:Trek to Ghorepani 2,840 m - 05 hours.
Day 05:Morning hike to Poon-Hill and trek to Tadapani 2,520m - 05 hours.
Day 06:Trek to Sinuwa 2340 m-5 hours
Day 07:Trek to Deurali 3230 m - 5 hours
Day 08:Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4, 130m - 04 hours.
Day 09:Trek to Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hours.
Day 10:Trek to Jhinu-Danda 1,700m via Chomrong - 06 hours.
Day 11:Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara -6 hours
Day 12:Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 13:Final departure day
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu 1350mOn arrival at Kathmandu international airport, Nepal Adventure Team staff and guide will receive you with a warm welcome and then transfer to the respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu around the interesting area of Thamel. After refreshment our guide / leader will brief you regarding hotels, Nepali cultures, tours and Annapurna Base Camp Trekking with a welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant assisted by a folk cultural program.
Day 02Drive to Pokhara 860m (220 km) - 06 hours. You'll be driven for about 06 hours to popular tourist city, Pokhara on the main busy highway. The drive carries on with the fantastic views of snow capped mountains; Mt. Annapurna, Manaslu, Mt. Dhaulagiri with the famous beautiful peak Machapuchare, the Fish Tail shaped mountain which is unclimbed so far and well respected and regarded as sacred mountain. You'll be transferred to a hotel by the serene Phewa lake.
Day 03Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri village(1960 m)-05 hoursAfter an hour drive to Nayapul from Pokhara, you will begin the trek towards Ulleri. Walk uphill for a short time to reach Birethati(1015 m) and keep going until you reach your lunch spot, Tikhedhunga. Passing through houses, shops and different settlements especially Magar and walking through some serious tough steps you'll arrive at Ulleri for the overnight stop.
Day 04Trek to Ghorepani 2,840 m - 05 hours. The views of the surrounding landscapes and snow capped peaks Annapurna South and Mt. Machapuchare is just amazing in the morning. The walk gets better this day on the winding path through cool forest walking into serene green alpine tree-lines of oaks, pines and rhododendron. You'll gain more height at Ghorepani-Deurali village with fantastic scenery of world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri and its range of peaks Annapurna South and Vara-Shikar. Ghorepani is located on the high spot in the midst of old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route which stretches all the way to Upper Mustang unto Tibet. This place is popular for the hike to Poon Hill, a view point offering super wide angle views of world’s three highest peaks and other mountains with striking sunrise and sunset.
Day 05Morning hike to Poon-Hill and trek to Tadapani 2,520m - 05 hours. Early morning just before dawn hike up to Poon-Hill at 3,210m to view fantastic sunrise over the mountain range from Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu to Annapurna and as far to Ganesh Himal in the far eastern horizon including the stunning Mt. Machapuchare. Walk continues uphill and downhill passing small places of Deurali and Banthati and with short climb reaching at Tadapani for overnight stop after a pleasant trek. Tadapani is located in the middle of enchanting wonderful forests with super views of Annapurna and Machapuchare.
Day 06Trek to Sinuwa 2340 m-5 hoursIn the morning you'll climb up for few hours all the way to reach Chomrong village. After the lunch there, the walks will be uphill and downhill continuous until you arrive Sinuwa for the night stop. The walk could be a bit strenuous this day comparing to the other day but the people in the village would welcome you so heartily that you'll forget your tough day walks.
Day 07Trek to Deurali 3230 m - 5 hoursFrom Sinuwa, the walk leads into cool thick forest till Bamboo is reached, located by the Modi River in the middle of bamboo, rhododendron and oaks forest. The similar walk will lead you to Dovan and to Himalaya hotel for lunch break. Climb uphill through the forests towards less vegetation area until you arrive at Deurali for the overnight stop.
Day 08Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4, 130m - 04 hours. A great morning with awesome views of Annapurna mountain range.Walk on grassy uphill slopes to reach higher elevation near Annapurna Base Camp with stunning views of Annapurna peaks at the closest which encircles the sanctuary with grand views of Annapurna I. After arriving at Annapurna Base Camp you can enjoy the surrounding mountainous scenery. Annapurna area was first explored by British Adventurer Col. James O.M. 'Jimmy' Roberts in the year 1956 and exposed to the world as the 'Sanctuary of Gods'. The Sanctuary has been christened as "Annapurna Sanctuary" ever since.
Day 09Trek to Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hours. After a grand time at Annapurna base camp & sanctuary, walk in the morning on downhill path all the way to Deurali, then with few ups and downs with gradual winding trail into serene forest. You will be back into tree lines in no time to arrive at Bamboo for the overnight stop.
Day 10Trek to Jhinu-Danda 1,700m via Chomrong - 06 hours. Follow the same route until you arrive Chomrong village for rest or lunch break. From Chomrong walk up to the top of Chomrong ridge, then our route leads downhill to Jhinu-danda for overnight stop. Jhinu offers refreshing hot springs just 20 mins walk downhill by the bank of Modi river.
Day 11Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara -6 hoursFrom Jhinu, you will be crossing the river and keep on following the river banks to arrive ultimately to Nayapul passing Saulibazaar and Birethanti. After finishing the easy walk down to Nayapul, the driver will take you to Pokhara in an hour or so.
Day 12Drive back to KathmanduEarly in the morning following the same route, you'll be driven back to Kathmandu within few hours where you can relax and browse around the market rest of the day. You can ask your guide to take you to explore around if you feel like doing so. Farewill dinner is also served.
Day 13Final departure dayYour last day in amazing Nepal. As per international flight time, our staff will transfer you to international airport for your flight back home or to next port of call, after a great Annapurna base camp adventure with Nepal Adventure Team.
Passport & Visa
All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Getting a visa must be the easiest one though. You just have to go to the Nepalese Embassy/consulate in your country or it can also be obtained upon your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport. To get a visa, you need to bring 2 pp size photos, visa fees and valid passport.
Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100
For more information, please contact Department of Immigration.
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
Means of Transport
Tourist bus or private vehicle and walking. All the cost is already included unless otherwise noted.
Travel insurance is a must when you travel abroad. Therefore before you come to Nepal, please make sure you have your insurance documents with you since our insurance companies cannot insure foreign nationals. Because of the reason that they cover all the expenses if you face some unfortunate happenings and you have to be rescued or medically assisted during the trip or if your belongings are lost or stolen.
We have arranged for the single traveller to pay for the single trip only. He has to share the accommodation with other person of same sex though while he can also join the other groups.
Foods and Accommodations
All meals are provided during trek while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Generally, traditional Nepalese(daal, bhat, curry and pickle), Tibetan, Continental, Indian and other cuisines are available in the local lodges/teahouses. There will also be welcome and farewell dinner for guests in Kathmandu.
In Kathmandu, youll be staying in the best quality standard hotel, on twin-sharing basis. On trekking, accommodations are simple yet comfortable on mountain lodges. Toilets and bathrooms need to be shared in some teahouses.
Note: Single room is always available but only on special request and spending extra bucks.
Health and Fitness required
No previous experience is required since its a moderate trek. But you being a healthy person, physically and mentally is very important. It is better if we prepare ourselves few days/weeks prior to the start of the trek by jogging and running regularly since well be walking a lot of ups and downs in the hills, ridges, villages and mountains. Participants with the pre-existing medical conditions should inform us beforehand.
First Aid Kit/High Altitude Sickness
Nepal Adventure Team strongly suggests that you have your own personal first aid or medical kit. This trip takes you to some high altitudes though not much but the slow walks and regular stops between the walks will help you acclimatize on high altitude saving you from the high altitude sickness called AMS(acute mountain sickness). Gaining altitude without proper consideration of AMS is fatal.
Your Guide and Porter
Since the mountain trekking take you to the remote places over high altitudes, the leader should have a significant knowledge in the field so that he can wonderfully and safely lead you there clearing any obstacles on the way. We,Nepal Adventure Team can proudly say that our guides are highly qualified for the role. They are fully trained, experienced and licensed. They have undergone through a whole lot of trainings to make themselves useful in various situations and to make your journey a smooth and pleasant one.
Our porters are always fully equipped with the gears they need and as per the company policy, they are always insured and completely looked after. They are our backbone. We allow maximum weight of 25kg to be carried by one porter. We make sure that they are well paid and well treated.
Best Time to Travel
The best time for trekking to the Annapurna base camp is Spring(March to May) and Autumn(September to November) because the weather is warm and moderate while the view and visibility is the best. The winter is also somehow fine but the monsoon is the less frequented time because of the occasional heavy rain and when the roads might be troublesome.
Equipments and Packing Lists
After booking with Nepal Adventure Team, please pack necessary items as listed:
1. Travel documents: passport, visa(if you have), travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, passport photo (x 2)
2. Bank card or credit cards, travellers cheque, etc
3. Comfortable boots and runners/sports shoes.
4. 6-8 pairs of socks woolen / cotton.
5. Fleece jacket, Down / Duvet Jacket and Rain / windproof jacket.
6. Gloves- 2 pairs.
7. T-shirts 4-6 pcs, shirts(woolen/cotton).
8. A cap for day and a woolen hat or Balaclava for evening / morning wear.
10. Short and tracksuits.
11. Sleeping bag (4 seasons) with inner liner.
1. Large and small towels.
3. Water bottle.
4. Sun /snow glass.
5. Ski / walking poles(optional but useful).
6. First Aid/medical kit.
7. Rucksack / backpack.
8. Duffel Bags(carried by porters or animals).
9. Torch / Flashlights with spare batteries.
10. Pen knife/ Swiss knife.
11. Scarf / mask(for dust and wind).
12. Personal hygiene stuffs.
13. Any other extras you feel is necessary like binocular, cameras, books, journals, and more.
Trekking has been long established in Nepal,so the itineraries are modified and moderated in such a way that you can take it easy and slow. DO NOT RUSH AND ENJOY. There is plenty of time and guide will keep track of you all the time. It might be a bit harder or a bit more colder but you will get used to it.
Every traveller is different and they spend their own way. Some spend on food and drinks while other on souvenirs. Either way, consider your own spending habits and also tipping, emergency fund($200), etc before you pack up and leave.
Trip Specific Safety
Your guide is always there for your safety concerns and looking after your valuables. But you have to be equally careful. Carry some sort of wallet or belt for your important documents and money. The hotels have the safety deposit box where the lock is recommended before passing the luggage.
A Couple of Rules
Possession or using of any illegal drugs is totally intolerable. Its because of the law that respects the local people and their culture. The group will be expelled in such case.
Nepal Adventure Team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favour of the local people and the surrounding environment. Our clients too, have an important role to
a. respect the local laws, custom and their beliefs
b. always ask for permission before doing something in the local or consult to the leader
c. keep the area same as you found it as, wherever you go and dispose of rubbish
d. support local skills to encourage positive sides of tourism.
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The groups safety is very important for us. 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. Even though every effort is made to go as planned, a little change might occur in the itinerary because of weather conditions, health condition of a person, unexpected natural disasters, etc when you have to be flexible.
Note: We can add the sightseeing in Pokhara and Kathmandu as per your request. Theres a number of adventurous activities to do in Nepal like rafting, bungee, paragliding, etc if you wish to do. Someone might rather go for spiritual or yoga retreats before or after trek which can be done on additional costs. Please contact us for further inquiries and advises.
The following dates are the fixed departure dates and a common schedule. If you want a special and private package we can arrange one for you.
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