Annapurna Base Camp Trek 2 ( 15N\16D)
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeCamping, Children, Culture, Discovery, Family, Trekking
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
This route in Annapurna Sanctuary to site of the Annapurna South Face Base Camp is a spectacular short trek. Although it has some steep climbs the trek is not difficult. This trek is a fine opportunity to be surrounded by Himalayan peaks within a short period of time, without having to contend with altitude sickness or flight problems. It is advisable to allow two weeks to fully appreciate the high altitude scenery.
Max altutude: 4095
Style Of Trek: Tea house
Trekking Season: jan,feb,march,april,sep,nov,dec
• All airport transfers
• Accommodation in the twin sharing basis with breakfast
• All sightseeing by deluxe vehicle with guide
• Domestic flight ticket
• Domestic airport tax
• National park entry
• Private overland transportation to and from trek
• Accommodation (in lodges along the way)
• Food – 3 meals a day (provided from the menu)
• A good English speaking Sherpa guide and required porter/ porters
• Farewell dinner with Nepali Cultural dance in Kathamandu
• Lunch and dinner during stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
• All Bar bills
• Emergency rescue
• Any extra cost due to weather or political problem
Arrival Kathmandu (1315 m). Transfer to Hotel.
You will be met by our representative and transfer to hotel. After refreshment in hotel, short briefing about the programs.
Kathmandu city sightseeing (1315m)
Today we explore the Kathmandu valley. SWOYAMBBHUNATH: Climb the many steps to Swayambhunath (the monkey temple) with its commanding views of Kathmandu, its whitewashed stupas and its unique synthesis of Buddhism and Hinduism. PASHUPATINATH: It’s a sacred temple complex on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here, monkeys run up and down the steps of the burning ghats, and trident-bearing saddhus draped in burnt-orange and yellow sit serenely meditating - when they are not posing for photos for rupees. BOUDHANATH: The striking Buddha eyes of Boudhanath Stupa watch over a lively and colorful Tibetan community and attract pilgrims from all over the Himalayan Buddhist realm. In the midst of traditional gompas, and hung with long strings of multi-colored prayer flags, Boudhanath attracts Sherpas, Tibetans and tourists alike for daily circumambulations (koras) of the stupa. KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE: Durbar Square, one of the old capitals of the Kathmandu valley, is a synthesis of Hindu and Buddhist temples, stupas and statues, and is often the site of festivals, marriages and other ceremonies.
Drive KTM - Pokhara (900km)
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 Kms - west of Kathmandu): It takes about six hours by tourist bus. You drive along the Trisuli and Mashyangdi River. You can see the beautiful views of rivers, Ganesh Himal and Mount Manaslu. Pokhara is tourist’s paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges
Drive Pokhara to Nayapul then trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m) Drive Pokhara to Nayapul then trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m)
Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1050m) by private vehicle, which takes approximately one and half hours. Now is the time to start your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tikhedhunga (1577M) Via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four hours. The first part of your trekking is easy passing through several small villages and settlements. After wards, you could ascend gently to the final destination of the day. The majority people here are Gurung and their religion is Buddhist. Most of them are engaged in agricultural activities, some of them are in tourism business and in British and Indian regiments.
Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2855m)
It takes about six hours. You ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. You could see good view of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna (7219m) south on the way. Now your trail is quite easier passing through rhododendron and shadowy trees and descends gently up to the final camp. You could see some of the wild life such as monkeys and various species of birds.
Hike to Poon Hill (3193m) and trek to Tadapani
It takes about five and half hours. Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3193m) to enjoy the sunrise view over MT. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), VarahaShikhar (7847m.), Mt.Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.),Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), LamjungHimal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountains. Hike down to Ghorepani after enjoying the sun rise view, have a hot breakfast at guest House/Lodge and trek to Tadapani (2590m). Most part of the trial you trek through rhododendron forest, the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom.
Trek from Tadapani to Chomrong (2170m)
it takes about five hours. It is very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. You could hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way to KimrungKhola. Immediately, ascend steeply and walk at a level for 45 minites and gently steeps and flat to Chomrong. Chhumrung is a gateway to Annapurna Base Camp trek and inhabited by Gurung, one of the major Ethnic group of Nepal.
Trek from Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel (2920m)
it takes about five hours, the trail descends on a stone staircase for the first one and half hour and crosses the ChhomrongKhola on a suspension bridge, then climbs out of the side valley. High above the Modi Khola on its west bank, the trail passes through the forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. Climbing further on a rocky you reach at Sinuwa, at 2350m. You trek gently through the forest and descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests. Beyond it, the trail is steeply ascent up to Hinko Cave (3160m.), this named as a huge overhanging rock provides some protection against rain and avalanches.
Trek from Himalaya Hotel to Machapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) it takes about five hours. You trek gently ascend through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. The valley widens and becomes less steep and you can see the gates to the sanctuary from here. As the trail continues into the sanctuary, it crosses two avalanche tracks on a narrow trail that hurdles up against the cliffs. After short trek you will be at Bagar (3310m.), a meadow and some abandoned hotels. The normal trail follows the left side of the valley. Now the trail appears gently ascent until Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.). Here you find almost 6 to 7 lodges. This is one of the places, where you can enjoy the view of Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.). The path follows through alpine meadow and after some distance your trails go gently up. You will magnificent views of Annapurna Himalayan range just next to your guest house.
Trek from MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (4130) & return back to Doban (3250m)
After a short trek, you begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp (4170m). You can see the views of several peaks at 360 degree from Annapurna Base Camp. After lunch at Annapurna Base camp, we will decent back to Doban.
Trek from Dovan to Chomrong (2170m)
It takes about six hours. The path is descent up to Bamboo passing through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo plants. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up an hour and the trail is quite flat until Sinuwa. You trek gradually descend to the ChommrongKhola and you have to follow stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chomrong.
Trek from Chomrong to Ghandruk (1940m)
It takes about five hours. The first part of the trek is descent and then appears through flat land until HimalPani. You will find beautiful waterfall here.
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It is our last day of trek which will takes around 5 hrs. Once arrival in Birethati, our car will be waiting for you for your drive to Pokhara.
Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu (1315m)
Visit Fewa Lake, Davi’s fall, Mahendra cave, back to hotel for lunch. Then drive to airport for flight to Kathmandu (30mins). Transfer to hotel. O/n hotel.
Drive to the medieval town of Bhaktapur, or the Town of the Devotees, preserves medieval arts, architecture, culture, and lifestyle to this date. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the best preserved one of the Valley's three Durbar Squares. The Durbar Square was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument Listed in 1979. One is sure to feel like travelling back into the past while walking along the Bhaktapur thoroughfares, squares and streets. After full day sightseeing drive back to Kathmandu by private vehicles. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Transfer to airport with THANK YOU. Tour ends.