Annapurna Base Camp Trek

With Gopal Thapa

$999 USD
per person
Duration 16 days
Max. Altitude4130m
Difficulty Moderate
Cancellation Flexible

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I am a guy with good heart and experience of knowledge with trekking all over the Nepal. I have done and doing in this sector more than 22 year. My nick name is "SNOW Leopard" in the trekking areas of Nepal.

Guiding license #: 3749
Guides for: Agency Employed
Guiding Experience: 22 years
Nationality: Nepal
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The Annapurna Sanctuary is “high glacial basin lying forty kilometers directly north of Pokhara. This oval-shaped plateau sits at an altitude of over 4000 meters, and is surrounded by a ring of mountains, the Annapurna range, most of which are over 7000 meters. With the only entrance a narrow pass between the peaks of Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare, where run-off from glaciers drain into Modi Khola River, the Sanctuary was not penetrated by outsiders until 1956. Because of high mountains on all sides, the Annapurna Sanctuary receives only 7 hours of sunlight a day at the height of summer. The unique combination of heights and depths in the Annapurna Sanctuary give rise to an extraordinary variety of ecosystems. The south-facing slope are “covered in dense tropical jungles of rhododendron and bamboo”, while the north-facing slopes, in the rain shadow, have “a drier colder climate similar to that of the near-by Tibetan Plateau.”

The Annapurna, the most popular trekking region, offers the greatest variety of scenery, people, culture, flora and fauna. The Annapurna massif stretching 70 miles along the northern border of Nepal rising to the height of 8091 meters with stunning views makes the trekking highly rewarding.

The Sanctuary denotes its natural serenity, beauty and abode of Hindu Goddesses Annapurna and Gangapurna. The trail leads to Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchhare Base Camp passing colorful Gurung villages, terraced fields, dense forest of pine and rhododendron, the world’s deepest river gorge kali Gandaki and ancient trade route to Mustang. For the spectacular panorama a extending to Manaslu in the east and Dhaulagiri to the west including unrivalled views of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail) Annapurna, Hiunchuli and others, Annapurna sanctuary offers some of the best trekking in Nepal. At the Annapurna Base camp you will be surrounded by a spectacular ring of mountains including Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna III (7555 m), Gangapurna (7454 m) and Machhapuchhare (6997 m). One of the highlights of this trek will be a visit to Poon Hill to see the sun rise over Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif.

An outline Itinerary

DAY 01: Kathmandu Arrival. Transfer to Hotel
DAY 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation – Hotel
DAY 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara – transfer to hotel
DAY 04: Pokhara – Naya Pul-Ulleri [2050m/6725ft]: 1 hr drive and 6 hrs trek
DAY 05: Ulleri – Ghorepani (2750m/ 9020ft): 4 – 5 hrs trek
DAY 06: Ghorepani – Poon Hill – Tadapani (2700m/8,860ft): 5 – 6 hrs trek
DAY 07: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 6 hrs trek
DAY 08: Chhomrong to Dovan (2580m/8460ft): 6 hrs trek
DAY 09: Dovan to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 4 hrs trek
DAY 10: Deurali to Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 3 – 4 hrs trek
DAY 11: Machhapuchhare Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft): 2 – 3 hrs trek
DAY 12: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft): 6 hrs trek
DAY 13: Bamboo to Jhinu Dada (1760m/5770 ft): 6 hrs trek
DAY 14: Jhinu Dada to Naya Pul to Pokhara: 6 hrs trek 1 hr drive
DAY 15: Drive back to Kathmandu: Overnight at hotel
DAY 16: Final Departure

Price Includes

  • ACAP Permit
  • Accommodation
  • Guide's Salary
  • Guide's Transport
  • Guide’s Accommodation
  • Guide’s Insurance
  • Guide’s Meals
  • Meals
  • TIMS Card

Price Excludes

  • Access Flights (Both-Ways)
  • Access Flights (One-Way)
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Equipment
  • Four Porters
  • International Flights
  • MCAP Permit
  • MRAP Permit
  • One Porter
  • Permit Fees
  • Porter Insurance
  • Porter's Insurance
  • Private Jeep
  • Private Taxi
  • Public Bus
  • Public Jeep
  • Three Porters
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance
  • Two Porters
  • Visa Fee


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