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Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 12 Days

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This Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers a comprehensive exploration of the most striking region in the 50 km Annapurna Range. This trekking package is designed to assist acclimatisation with reasonable daily altitude increases.

After an exploration day in Kathmandu, fly along the Himalayan Range to the lake city of Pokhara beneath the Annapurnas. Spend an afternoon exploring the city and walking along the lake shore.

A short drive leads to the start of the trek at Nayapul. The trail, through oak, rhododendron and bamboo forests, step by step ascends the glacial Modi Khola Valley which carries melt water from the circle of peaks above. Friendly villages on terraced slopes high above the river will welcome you.

The climax is reached in the amazing Annapurna Sanctuary amphitheatre where the Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail) BC, is followed by the Annapurna Base Camp (4 130m/13 550ft). Here you are Surrounded by a huge wall of rock and ice rising 4 000m/13 100ft above the hotels on the glacial moraine. The scene at sunrise is breathtaking.

The descending trip requires only 3 nights. Then a short trek to Dhampus Phedi for the drive back to your hotel: and a comforting afternoon in Pokhara. The drive back to Kathmandu introduces you to the scenic Middle Hill farming and forestry lands south of the Himalayan range.Explore our Annapurna Sunrise Trek for the sunset and sunrise views.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1 300m/4 260ft)  

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara (880m/2 900ft), 25 min flight

Day 04: Pokhara – Nayapul (1 070m/3 510ft) – Ghandruk (1 940m/6 370ft), 75 min drive, 5-6 hrs trek

Day 05: Ghandruk – Chhomrong (2 210m/7 250ft), 5-6 hrs

Day 06: Chhomrong – Himalaya Hotel (2 840m/9 320ft), 6-7 hrs

Day 07: Himalaya Hotel – Annapurna Base Camp (4 130m/13 550ft), 6-7 hrs

Day 08: Annapurna Base Camp – Sinuwa (2 340m/7 680ft), 6-7 hrs

Day 09: Sinuwa – Jhinu Danda (1 750m/5 740ft) – Landruk (1 620m/5 320ft), 6-7 hrs

Day 10: Landruk – Dhampus Phedi (1 130m/3 170ft) – Pokhara (880m/2 900ft), 5-6 hrs, 25 min drive

Day 11: Pokhara – Kathmandu (1 300m/4 260ft), 6-7 hrs drive

Day 12: Final Departure: Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight to your onward destination.

Day 01: Arrival: Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (1 300m/4 260ft)                                    

After completing passport, immigration and visa requirements, we will meet you outside the terminal building (look for your name board) and transfer you to your hotel: afternoon free.  Evening: a welcome dinner, introduction to your guide and a briefing on the trek with a check on necessities.  Overnight at hotel.   

Day 02: in the City Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing   OR   A Day at Leisure  

Take a day tour to five of the Kathmandu Valley’s cultural world heritage sites: Swayambhunath, the famed “monkey temple;” the city’s historical Durbar Square with ancient temples, unique art, architecture, and the chance to see the Kumari (living goddess); Patan’s Durbar Square; the Hindu temple Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath, the world’s largest stupa.
A car and driver will take you to each site-entrance and wait for you. (Entry tickets and lunch are not included.)

Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara (880m/2 900ft), 25 min flight      

After breakfast, transfer to the Domestic Airport for the short flight along the Himalayan Range to Pokhara. Transfer to your hotel, morning free. Afternoon City Tour including: Devi’s waterfall and Shiva’s Cave. Evening cruise on tranquil Lake Phewa.  Overnight in Pokhara.  

Day 04: Pokhara – Nayapul (1 070/3 510ft) – Ghandruk (1 940m/6 370ft), 75 min drive, 5-6 hrs trek

From your hotel, we drive north through farmland and forest to the trail head at Nayapul. Trek to the prosperous riverside village of Birethanti (1 000m) at the confluence of the Bhurungdi and Modi Kholas. Then follow the Modi Khola Valley (carrying the melt waters from the Annapurna Sanctuary glaciers to the Ganges).
Walk through terraced rice paddies to Sauli Bazaar (1 140m) before crossing the river and ascending; with great views of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail), Hiunchuli and Annapurna South ahead. Staircases then bypass a landslide and continue up to the Gurung village of Ghandruk. It is worth exploring this prosperous village and visiting its museums. Overnight in Ghandruk

Day 05: Ghandruk – Chhomrong (2 210m/7 250ft), 5-6 hrs

The trail heads north of the village on an out trail past pastures to a ridge, before downhill into a green valley and a suspension bridge over the Kimrong Khola (1 600m). After lunch, the trail climbs out of the valley all the way through stands of oak and rhododendron forest, zigzag approximately the hillsides to wealthy Chhomrong: and closer views of the huge peaks above.Overnight in Chhomrong.

Day 06: Chhomrong – Himalaya Hotel (2 840m/9 320ft), 6-7 hrs

A broad stone staircase drops through the village and down to cross the Chhomrong Khola (1 900m) before ascending through forest to the charming village of Sinuwa (2 340m), for lunch.

Climb through rhododendron forest and enter the upper Modi Khola Valley. Then descend stairs into a dense forest of bamboo: and the hamlet of Bamboo (2 310m). Beyond, climb the side of the canyon, passing several avalanche chutes, through uninhabited forest to Dobhan. A further 30 min climb leads to the hamlet of Himalaya Hotel. Overnight in Himalaya Hotel.

Day 07: Himalaya Hotel – Machhapuchhare BC (3 700m/12 140ft) – Annapurna BC (4 130m/13 550ft), 6-7 hrs

With increasing altitude, forest gives way to alpine grasses and busses. Discover the cave at Hinku (3 100m) before crossing a narrow valley and avalanche tracks to Deorali (3 140m).

The geology of the canyon’s side walls is fascinating. Views into the sacred Sanctuary step by step come into view as the trail approaches a ridge and rises to MBC, for lunch.
A further two hours, slow, walk up grassy slopes leads to the ABC hotels built on Annapurna South’s glacial moraine: some 4 000m/13 100ft beneath the peaks that crown the close ice walls. Overnight in Base Camp.  

Day 08: Annapurna Base Camp – Sinuwa (2 340m/7 680ft), 6-7 hrs

Before dawn walk to the border of the glacier for memorable views and photo opportunities. The ring of peaks, clockwise from Hiunchuli, include Annapurna South, the huge ice wall topped by Annapurna I (8 097m/26 566ft) and Singu Chuli (Fluted Peak) Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli)  very tall above you round  to  Annapurna III, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhare. Listen to the glacier grinding below you, in its U-shaped valley.

After breakfast, repeat your steps down to Bamboo short ascending to Sinuwa for a more comfortable relaxing night. Overnight in Sinuwa.  

Day 09: Sinuwa – Jhinu Danda (1 750m/5 740ft) – Landruk (1 620m/5 320ft), 6-7 hrs

Descend to the Chhomrong Khola before climbing the set of steps back to Chhomrong. Continue to the hamlet of Taglung then drop steeply on a side path to Jhinu Danda for lunch and a possible dip in the hot springs at the river bank below the village. After hot spring come up to the village  Descend to cross the Modi Khola at New Bridge and climb steeply up to Landruk, with good views waterfall green forest and  Mountain . Overnight in Landruk.  Overnight at Lodge in Landruk 

Day 10: Landruk – Dhampus Phedi (1 130m/3 710ft) – Pokhara (910m/2 900ft), 5-6 hrs, 25 min drive

The Trail passes scrubs & scattered tress the village of Tolka (1 790m). A steep and beautiful two hour way up then leads to Deorali (2 100m). This hilltop village Deurali   looks backside towards the high peaks with an absolute view of the Dhaulagiri I (8 167m/26 796ft, highest peak in western Nepal) and all the Annapurnas. Manaslus.  It also offers views over the Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake to the south.

The trail descends along a red-earth path (that is lethal when wet) to Pothana (1 990m) and on to the huge village of Dhampus (1 700m). A further short descending walk leads to Dhampus Phedi (1 130m) and the Pokhara-Baglung Highway: for the drive to Pokhara and your hotel. Consider a visit to the Mountain Museum. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 11: Pokhara – Kathmandu (1 300m/4 260ft), 6-7 hrs drive

After breakfast, drive to Kathmandu along the Prithvi Raimarg which offers fascinating glimpses of rural Nepal as you pass through Middle Hill scenery and along major rivers such as the Trisuli Nadi, which rises in Tibet north east of Kathmandu. The route passes through the lower Gorkha region (beneath Manaslu). Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 12: Final Departure

Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight to your next destination.

Cost Include

  • All the airport/ Hotel transfers
  • Two Star Hotel in Kathmandu, Thamel for 3 night with the  bed and  breakfast
  • Well come and farewell dinner
  • Two star Hotel in Pokhara Lakeside for 2 night with the Bed and breakfast
  • Full day Kathmandu city tour on  private transport
  • 25 min flight from  Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Tourist standard Bus  Pokhara to Kathamndu 6-7 hrs drive
  •  Comfortable private Transport : jeep/Bus/ Car/ Van from  Pokhara ( trekking starting point) to Naya pul
  • Full meals ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the treks
  • Supplementary snakes: seasonal fresh fruit, cookies and energy Bar
  • All necessary paper work permit and TIMS ( Annapurna conservation Permit and TIMS)
  • An English speaking professional govt. registered trekking Guide and porter ( 2 trekkers 1 Porter ) above the 4 trekkers 1 assistant Guide
  • Hot drinks ( tea and coffee)
  • Safe drinking water ( Chlorine/ Iodine water)
  • All the Mountain accommodations soft comfortable private room  with share bathroom (some where possible attached Toilet and Bathroom too) 
  • Guide and Porter salary, meals, accommodations, insurance, flight and equipment
  • All the government and local taxes
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Comfortable private Transport : jeep/ bus/Car/Van Dhampus phedi  ( trekking ending) to Pokhara
  • Pokhara city tour on private Transport: Car/ Van/Bus/ Jeep
  • Trekking equipment four season sleeping bag down jacket rain coat walking poll many more as per necessary

Cost Exclude

  • Kathmandu city tour monument fees
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu Pokhara  except welcome and farewell dinner
  • All the soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Mineral water
  • Boiled water
  • Personal  expenses
  • Electronic devise re charge
  • Wi Fi
  • Travel insurance and evacuation
  • Tipping

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Amazing Trekking in Nepal with Landmark Discovery Treks

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Trekking to Annapurna Basecamp with Landmark Discovery Treks was a great experience. Our guide, Badri was helpful and welcome us well since our first day of arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal. During the trekking days, they had served us well by providing us good meals, water, accomodation and warm blankets. I had problem with my left knee near the end of our expedition, Badri was patience waiting for me and willingly carried my backpack to ease my movement. Because of that, Badri had showed his concern by arranging us an earlier transportation back to Nayapul from some where after Chomrong. There was a porter with us too, who was also helpful and strong.

Source: Tripadvisor

Address: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Published on: 2017-04-21

Annapurna Base Camp (14-21 Oct 2013)

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I know Landmark Discovery Treks in my previous trip in October 2013 when we hired them as our trekking organizer to ABC. We had 14 people, 1 guide and 7 porters in our group. I was impressed by our tour guide Shiva because one of my friend had knee pain and cannot walked fast, Shiva followed her side by side all the way during the entire journey without any pushing even some of the days we walked after sunset. One of my friend got behind the trek and lost in the first day, Shiva was searching him at night with torchlight until he found him. Shiva is a quiet person but he is very humble, patient and caring. We have a wonderful and memorable trip and this is the reason I chose them again in 2016 for my second trekking trip to Upper Mustang.

Source: Tripadvisor

Published on: 2016-11-20

Great arrangement

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Me and my fd joined the 12days abc trekking trip in October my guide Badri Pant gave us a prefect arrangement n excellent trekking experience I even have, thx

Published on: 2016-11-13

ABC Trek 24 Sep to 3 Oct

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Want to wake up surrounded 360 degree by majestic snow mountains? Want to see how the morning sunlight paints the summit of Annapurna I in gold and gradually, calmly crowns the Annapurna South? Is the effort trekking to Annapurna Base Camp worth it? Sure it is.

The ABC trek is very well known and popular. Our group of 10 left Hong Kong for Kathmandu in the evening on 24th Sep 16. We traveled by air to Pokhara on 25th in the afternoon and enjoyed nicely our evening there. Our Trek to the ABC started on 26th, through Quimi, Jhinru Danda, Chomorong, Sinuwa, Deurali and Machhapuchhre Base Camp, we reached ABC on 29th and stayed overnight. Then we got back to Pokhara on 2nd Oct 16. So basically we did a 7 days’ trek.

Unlike the Poon Hill or Langtang treks we did before, this ABC one demands more walking up and down hills, in particular between Sinuwa (2250M), to Deurali (3000M). Having said that, trekkers having the ability to walking 5, 7 hours a day with light backpack will find the trail and scenery very rewarding. From Deurali to MBC to ABC, basically the trek goes up gradually.

No only trekkers will find the Annapurna range spectacular, they will also find the forests, the valleys, the rivers, and the highland trails very fascinating. Like other popular treks in Nepal, along the ABC trek there are many tea houses and lodges.

Again, our old friend Prem Panta organized our trek. Prem guided us to Poon Hill in 2011 and Lantang in 2013. Now he runs his own business the ‘Landmark Discovery Treks Pvt. Ltd.’. He and his assistant, together with 5 porters, most of them are familiar faces to us, once again ensured us a trouble-free, very satisfactory journey.

Source: Tripadvisor

Address: Hong Kong, China
Published on: 2016-10-16

Trip Facts

Trip Name: Annapurna Base Camp trek

Duration: 12 days

Trek Days: 8 days

Country: Nepal

Region: Annapurna Region

Altitude: 4130m (ABC)

Difficulty: Medium

Highlights: Mountain Views of Mt. Annapurna First and other Himalayas, Gurung/Magar Culture

Activities: Trekking, Sightseeing,

Accommodation: Hotel/Guest House

Transportation: Private Car/ Van/ Bus in Kathmandu /Pokhara Flight Pokhara/Kathmandu

Best month: February-May/ September- December

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Cost:  Ask the Landmark Discovery Treks

Group Member Min: 2 Maximum -10

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