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Kathmandu

ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP - 14 DAYS TREK


Hiking

Category

14 Days

Duration

Intermediate

Experience

Medium

Fitness

From 1 to 12

Partecipants


What you'll do

The Annapurna Base Camp trek, also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary trek, stands as one of the most renowned journeys within the Annapurna region, offering an unparalleled immersion into the breathtaking landscapes of the Himalayas. This expedition encompasses a trek to both Annapurna Base Camp and Poon Hill, unveiling a panorama of majestic mountain peaks, traditional Gurung settlements, and enchanting rhododendron forests. Positioned beneath the towering Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalaya ranges, Ghorepani Poon Hill (3,210m) serves as a vantage point for capturing the splendid vistas of both Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp (4130m). The trek presents an array of awe-inspiring vistas, including the iconic Machapuchhare (6,993m), Mt. Annapurna II (7,939m), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7,525m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6,986m), and Mt. Hiuchuli (6,441m). Additionally, trekkers have the opportunity to rejuvenate in natural hot springs along the route, adding to the allure of this unforgettable Himalayan adventure.


Itinerary

Our Himalayan adventure begins upon arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuwan International Airport, where the pulsating energy of Nepal's capital greets you. We recommend arrive before 4 PM. After settling into your hotel, we venture into the heart of Thamel. This bustling district is a treasure trove of shops, eateries, and a perfect introduction to Nepali culture. The day concludes with a traditional Nepali dinner, where you meet your guide and discuss the thrilling journey ahead.
We take an internal flight and we depart Kathmandu for Pokhara, a journey through Nepal's diverse landscapes that offers glimpses of rural life against the backdrop of towering mountains. Pokhara, known for its serene Phewa Lake and the Annapurna panorama, provides a tranquil contrast to Kathmandu's hustle. This city is not just a starting point for treks but a destination for adventure seekers, offering paragliding, boating, and hikes to World Peace Pagoda.
The trek begins with a drive to Nayapul, marking the start of our foot journey through the Annapurna Conservation Area. The trail to Ulleri is a vibrant mosaic of terraced fields, local villages, and forested paths, with the first day's trek providing a gentle introduction to the rigors of Himalayan trekking. Ulleri, a small Magar village, is an ideal stop to acclimatize and enjoy the local hospitality.
We ascent from Ulleri to Ghorepani challenges trekkers with its famed stone staircases, winding through rhododendron forests. The reward, Ghorepani, sits at an elevation that offers the first of many breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Ghorepani, a key stop on the Annapurna Circuit, is vibrant with trekkers and offers a glimpse into the local Gurung and Magar cultures.
A pre-dawn 40-minutes hike to Poon Hill is a highlight, offering panoramic views of the Himalayas at sunrise. The sight of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges bathed in golden light is unforgettable. Returning to Ghorepani for breakfast, we then trek through rhododendron forests to Tadapani and onward to Chuile. This segment of the trek is a serene journey through the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary, with each step revealing new vistas and the diverse flora of the region.
We descend through lush forests to the village of Sinwa, where the landscape offers a mix of dense woodland and open vistas of the towering Machapuchhare. This day combines the serene beauty of the Himalayan wilderness with the charm of small mountain communities, offering insights into the lifestyle and traditions of the local Gurung people.
The trek from Sinwa to Himalaya Hotel traverses diverse terrains, from bamboo forests to riverbanks, reflecting the ecological diversity of the Annapurna region. This leg of our journey is both a physical challenge and a visual delight, with the sounds of the river and the sight of cascading waterfalls accompanying trekkers towards the day's end.
We ascend towards Machapuchare Base Camp, a journey through alpine meadows and past glacial rivers. The base camp, nestled under the majestic Machapuchhare, is a stunning location offering unparalleled views of the Annapurna massif. This day is a testament to the raw beauty of the Himalayas, with each step bringing trekkers closer to the heart of the mountain sanctuary.
The trek to Annapurna Base Camp is the climax of the journey, crossing the threshold into the Annapurna Sanctuary. This sacred landscape, surrounded by towering peaks, is a place of profound beauty and tranquility. The base camp itself is a place of reflection and awe, offering trekkers a sense of accomplishment and a deep connection to the natural world.
We begin the descent from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo, a journey that retraces steps through changing landscapes, from snowy passes to lush bamboo forests. This day allows trekkers to reflect on the ascent's challenges and the beauty of the mountains, with the path offering new perspectives on the region's natural splendor.
We continue the descent to Jhinu Danda, known for its natural hot springs. This day combines the joy of trekking with the relaxation of soaking in thermal waters, offering a perfect blend of adventure and rest. Jhinu Danda's location provides stunning views and a peaceful setting to unwind.
The final trekking day leads from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul, where the lush landscapes of the Annapurna foothills gradually give way to the serene Pokhara Valley. The return to Pokhara marks the end of the trekking journey, offering a moment to celebrate the adventure in the city's peaceful ambiance.
A scenic drive returns you to Kathmandu, where the journey began. This transition from the tranquility of Pokhara to the vibrant energy of Kathmandu offers a moment to reflect on the journey and its impact. The evening's celebratory dinner is a time to share stories, memories, and plans for future adventures.
As your journey concludes, we ensure a smooth departure, facilitating your transfer to the airport. The farewell is bittersweet, with the hope that the experiences shared in the Himalayas will inspire future adventures in Nepal's majestic landscapes. We recommend departing after 10-11 AM in order to have a good last breakfast together with the group.

What's included

Accident insurance
Medical and luggage insurance
Travel cancellation insurance
Hiking Guide
Accommodation
Transport, encompassing airport pickups and internal flights to Lukla
Accommodation throughout the trip (3-star hotel at Kathmandu for 2 nights, tented camp for 1 night, tea houses for 12 nights)
Transport, airport pickups, internal flights to Pokhara, a tourist bus
Flight
Visa (if applicable)
Insurance over 4.500mt, mandatory for this trek
International airport departure tax
Meals, snacks and drinks
Extra food and drinks
Tips

Accomodations

3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara


3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara offer a blend of comfort and convenience with services like free WiFi, private parking, and airport shuttles. Rooms are air-conditioned, ensuring a restful retreat after exploring the city's wonders. With amenities such as on-site dining serving local and international cuisine, gardens or terraces for relaxation, and helpful staff, these hotels provide a pleasant base for our treks.

Tea Houses


Tea houses on the Annapurna Base Camp trek offer basic, cozy lodging and traditional meals, crucial for trekkers' rest and acclimation. These family-run lodges provide twin-sharing rooms, communal dining, and opportunities to immerse in Sherpa culture. Facilities vary by altitude, with lower elevations offering more amenities.


Guides

Jagan & Freedom Adventures

Jagan & Freedom Adventures

Jagan is the founder of Freedom Adventures. It is a locally based company in Nepal with highly trained staff members in both mountaineering and adventure sports while promoting sustainable tourism. They are a dedicated team of guiding professionals who believe in excellent logistical preparation; keeping in mind the needs of their clients, the available local resources, and most importantly their passion for the environment they work in.


Meeting point

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Kathmandu


Frequently asked questions


Departures

All departures are guaranteed to run

September 2024
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