Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days5
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Duration
7 days

Max Group Size
10

Tour Code
ABT&DSEAT

Tour Type
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Departure Type

Age Requirement
10 - 90 Ages

Guiding Method
Fully guided

Operated In
English

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Tour Overview

The 7 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an ideal adventure for those people who have a tight schedule but still want to experience the amazing landscape and the fascinating lifestyles of the Gurung culture & villages. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC) (4130m) is also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. This trek offers close up views of vast mountain ranges, including Hiunchuli, Machapuchare (Fishtail), and Annapurna South peaks.


The ideal time for this trek is in spring when the Rhododendron forests are in full bloom (red, pink & white). However, this trek can be done at any time of the year. These are just some of the peaks you will see along the trail: Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m) Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.), Mt. Annapurna III (7555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Annapurna south (7219m), Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Machapuchare (6998m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m) and Tukuche Peak (6920m). 


ABC offers views of Tharpu Chuli (5663m), Singu Chuli (6501m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and South Annapurna (7219m). Evidence of the Tibetan Buddhist influence in this region is noticeable by the many chortens (Buddhist stone monuments), and prayer flags along the trail. You will also see yaks grazing, bamboo forests and the distinctive Tibetan style architecture in the villages in this region.


Your adventure begins at Kathmandu where you will drive to Pokhara and on to Nayapul (1050m) where we start our trek with the Modi Khola River below us and terraced rice fields above. Our next stop along the way is Chomrong (2170m) and then on to the Himalaya Lodge at Ghandruk (1940m). The next day we follow the trail to the Himalaya Lodge at Ghandruk where you will have time to explore this mountainous town and learn about their distinct culture.


Sherpa Expedition & Trekking have more than 40 years in this business and have an excellent reputation. We will take care of all permits, accommodation and meals throughout the trek.

Highlights

  • 360-degree view of the Annapurna ranges, including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machapuchare & Gangapurna.
  • Experience the typical cultural Gurung village of Ghandruk and scenic with a close-up view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Fishtail.
  • Trek through rich flora and fauna forests – especially the rhododendron forests.
  • Get a feel for the amazing culture & traditions of Ghandruk (2102m) – a Gurung village.
  • Sitting and relaxing in the therapeutic natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda –right beside the river.

Itinerary

We begin with a 3 hour drive from Pokhara to Kimche via Nayapul and Birethanti (a tourist check point). We then begin our trek to Kimche passing through the picturesque villages of Sauli Bazaar and Chane. We then cross the Khumnu Khola (river) before reaching the Gurung town of Ghandruk where we will stay the night. From Ghandruk we have fantastic views of Machapuchare (Fishtail 6993m)), Annapurna South (7219m), and Hiunchuli (6441m).

The day begins with a trek to Chomrong village which is the last settlement before the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp. The trail begins by descending down from Ghandruk to the Kyuri Khola and we then follow the trail leading to Kimrong Danda. Along the way you will pass through the terraced farmlands and continue on to Gurung. From here it is an easy trek to Chomrong where we will stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Today the trail descends to the Chomrong Khola and then ascends to Khuldighar- 2,380m, where there used to be an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area) check point. As you go higher you will notice the decreasing forest and more arid landscape. We follow the trail on the west side of the river and before reaching our destination will have to walk through bamboo and rhododendron forests before reaching Ghandruk (2920m). We will stay at a guesthouse tonight.

Today’s the trail, often covered in snow, takes us to ABC. We then follow a trail that takes us by Hinku Cave and Deurali and then passes Machapuchare Base Camp (3720m) before reaching ABC. From ABC you have unbelievable views of Annapurna I (8091m), Khangsar Kang, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machapuchare a colossal mountain vista right before your eyes! ABC has several teahouses where we can rest and take a break while viewing these magnificent peaks. We will stay here tonight. 

We follow the same trail down which descends 1,700m to the banks of the Modi Khola and then make our way to Bamboo (2,345m) where we will stay overnight at a teahouse.

After leaving Bamboo in the morning we have a short uphill trek to Sinuwa Village (2320m) and then on to Chomrong. After a short rest break at Chomrong we again head uphill and then finally descend to Jhinu Danda Village. This is an excellent chance to relax your tired muscles in the hot spring just below the Modi River. We will stay here tonight.

This is our final day on the trail and after leaving Jhinu Danda Village we follow the trail alongside the Modi Khola River for about 4 to 5 hours until we reach Birethanti Village. We will then continue to Nayapul before driving back to Pokhara. 

Trip includes

Included

  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms.


  • English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.


  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.


  • Pokhara to Naya pul to Pokhara transportation by Private car.


  • All necessary paper works (ACAP) entry permit& Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
  • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
  • Assistant guide group size above 6+ person
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company.
  • Use of Sleeping bag, down Jackets, and walking poles (if you do not have your own, to be returned after the trip completed).
  • Government tax, service charge and official expenses.


Excluded

  • International flight fare
  • Personal Travel Insurance


  • Trekking porter ( one porter for 2 peoples) If required we will provide but the price will be an extra $18 per day.
  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara Lunch and Dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you can easily issue the visa on arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days visa.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).

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