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ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK


Trek Route – 10 Nights / 11 Days: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Ghandruk – Chomrong – Dovan – Deurali – MBC – ABC – Bamboo – Jhinu Dada – Pokhara – Kathmandu. 
Departure Date: 10th Sept & 1st Oct 2020
Trek Itinerary.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m / 4428 ft), transfer to hotel.
Arrival at Kathmandu Airport, meet & greet by our representative at a arrival gate, transfer you to hotel. Welcome drinks and check in room, rest of time visit to touristic area in Thamel, evening short briefing about your details program, meet with Guide. O/N Kathmandu. 

DAY 02:  FLY POKHARA (823M)  
Early morning flight to Pokhara. Be sure to catch right side of the airplane for the best views of Himalayas.  Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and others. O/N Pokhara.

DAY 03:  TREK TO GHANDRUK – 1940M (6 – 7 Hrs) 
After breakfast, we drive to Naya Pul and start the trek. From Birethanti, we trek uphill on the trail to Ghandruk. Enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains. Pass along various small villages such as Chimrong, Syauli Bazar, and Chane etc. Cross the suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola. Finally we arrive at Ghandruk, a slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung people. Along with enjoying the stunningly close-up towering views of Fishtail, Annaurna South, and Hiuchuli mountains, we also acquaint ourselves with the simple but rich cultural traditions of the Gurung people at the Gurung Museum in Ghandruk. O/N Tea House Guest Lodge.

DAY 04: TREK TO CHHOMRONG VILLAGE – 2170M (5 - 6 Hrs) 
Climb up for an hour up to Ghandrukkot and then a steep descent takes us to the Kimron Khola. After another steep ascent from Kimron Khola, we make an hour of easy walk. Then we take a steep climb continuing up to Chhomrong. Towering above the village is the mighty peak of Annapurna South, with the Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhare) facing it across the valley. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of giant Annapurna massive. O/N Tea House Guest Lodge.

DAY 05: TREK CHHOMRONG TO DOVAN – 2580M (6 – 7 Hrs) 
we head out of Chhomrong along the Modi Khola leaving behind inhabited foothills into the high step and wooded slopes of Himalayas. We cross the suspension bridge then trek up to Sinuwa Danda. The ascent from Sinuwa becomes somewhat flatter. The trail passes through thick and dark rhododendron forest up to Khuldighar.  Then, we descend a long and steep stone steps into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests through which we reach Doban shortly. O/N Tea House Guest Lodge.

DAY 06: DOBAN TO DEURALI – 3230M (4 – 5 Hrs) 
The day starts with gentle gradual ascend following the trail above the river through a thick bamboo, oak and rhododendron forests up the side of the canyon. Pass by Himalaya Hotel. We cross two streams over small bridges. The trail passes through solitary places. Wilderness of the Mother Nature gives piece to our mind. There is also the possibility of seeing a variety of species of wildlife such as wild pig, deer, snow leopard, etc. Climb again to the Hinko Cave, an overhanging rock. Climbing further arrive at Deurali. O/N Tea House Guest Lodge.

DAY 07: DEURALI TO MACHHAPUCHRE BASE CAMP – 3700M (4 – 5 Hrs)  - ABC 4130 M (2 – 3 Hrs)
Today we start our trek to Machhapuchre Base Camp (MBC) at first a gentle climb through a river bed rises steeply over the mountain side. These are avalanche prone areas at some point on the trail, be alert to protect yourself if there is wind, this might be pre-avalanche sign. After about half an hour walk from Deurali, we will find ourselves in middle of river bed surrounded by giant snow-covered mountains.  When the sun rises, the snow on mountains shine and river valley is filled with warm sun rays. We reach Bagar. The hike to MBC is somewhat strenuous but the unfolding views of the majestic Machhapuchre are certainly a rewarding experience. Enjoy the views of Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, The Fishtail or Machhapuchhare. Lunch at MBC, post lunch leave for ABC (Annapurna base Camp) from MBC, the vegetation disappears. We’ll see the snow boulders melting and forming small streams. The path widens as we enter the sanctuary, follows a stream, and then climbs to a few huts alongside a moraine. There are sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above the sanctuary. Annapurna Base Camp sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding panorama of the 360 degrees. Savor the mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiuchuli and other peaks. Climax of our trip almost ends today. O/N Tea House Guest Lodge.

DAY 08: ABC TO BAMBOO – 2310M (6 – 7 Hrs) 
Get up in the early morning and savor the magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas from ABC. After taking breakfast, we start descending from ABC to Bamboo back through MBC, Deurali, and Dovan and finally reach Bamboo. Heading back down to the valley is much easier than climbing up. You will see the waterfalls that drop down from a high point to the rocks below. We pass through the forests with great views of Fishtail and Hiunchuli mountains. O/N Tea House Guest Lodge.

DAY 09: BAMBOO TO JHINU DADA – 1760M (6 – 7 Hrs) – Pokhara (2 hrs drive) 
From Bamboo we make a steep ascent to the Kuldi Ghar and then to Sinuwa following the stone steps that leads to Lower Chhomrong. Then we ascend on the thousand stony steps taking us to Upper Chhomrong. From Chhomrong we descend to Jhinu Danda. We today get opportunity to enjoy hot springs lying just a 15-min walk from Jhinu Danda. Later leave for Pokhara, drive of 2 Hrs

DAY 10: POKHARA – KATHAMNDU. 
Left pane of the airplane would be best for views of Himalayas, upon arrival in Kathmandu; you will be transferred to your hotel, spend the day leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minutes shopping or explore any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu and evening celebration dinner together. O/N Kathmandu.

DAY 11: KATHMANDU – DEPARTURE.
After Breakfast, Check out from hotel and proceed to Kathmandu Airport. Journey Ends here.

Trek Charge: Ex Kathmandu - INR 60,000 PP for Indian Tourist on twin sharing.
 
Trek Charges Include: 
All Airport / Hotel / Airport transportation by private vehicle (Car or Van) 
Lunch + Dinner + Breakfast (For Trekking) Only Veg meals will be provided. 
02 nights each at hotel on twin sharing basis in Kathmandu & Pokhara with Dinner & Breakfast. 
06 night at Tea House lodge on twin / multiple sharing basis during trek (At Tea House Lodge, toilet / washroom will be common) with one time hot shower facility charge during trek at Tea House Lodge.
Government license holder trek Guide with Assistance trek guide.
2 trekkers: 1 porter for tea house trek with salary, food and lodging
Airfare for Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu include airport tax. 
All necessary official documents and papers work.
National Park Permit and TIMS cards.
Emergency Helicopter service (Valid for Trek Insurance holder only)
Trek Insurance for Trekker (Valid for Indian Tourist only)
01 Walking pole stick to each trekker during trekking.
Sleeping bag for trekking period only.
All Applicable Taxes.

Trek Package Exclude: 
Camera battery charge, telephone / calls during the trek. 
International airfare.
Tips for Guide, porters & driver (Tips is expected)
All the alcoholic and Nonalcoholic drinks.
High risk medical & Personal equipment.
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary / stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, Ill health, and roadblocks and / or any factor beyond control.

Terms & Conditions: 
50% Advance to confirm the reservation (Non Refundable)
Balance amount to be deposited 15 Days before trip departure. 
Any services initialized are nonrefundable and any expenses due to change in the program due to health or road blockage will be charged extra.
If trek route is blocked or non-operational during time of trek, optional trek route will be provided.