Annapurna Base Camp Trek (12 days)
Annapurna Base Camp trek begins north of the Lake city Pokhara which is reached by a 6-7 hour tourist
bus ride and a 25 minute scenic flight from Kathmandu. It begins at the village of Nayapul at just 1090m (1½
hours drive from Pokhara) and climbs gradually up the Modi Khola Valley through natural forests of oak,
rhododendron, pine and bamboo. Villages are sited on ridges high above the river where slopes are gentle
enough for terraced farming.
The climax of the 12 days Annapurna Base Camp trek is reached in the spectacular Annapurna
Sanctuary amphitheatrewhere you will first pass the Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail) Base Camp (3700m/12
139ft) en route to ABC (4130m/13 550ft). Here you are surrounded by an immense and breathtaking wall of
rock and ice reaching heights from 6 500 – 8 091m and dramatised by closer rocky outcrops rising above the
U-shaped valley gouged out by the glacier. Cloud frequently forms in the late morning making for enticing
glimpses of an ever changing landscape: at sunrise it is frequently still and clear offering viewers,
photographers a surfeit of possibilities.
The downward journey only requires 2 to 3 nights with one spent at Jhinu Danda for a visit to the hot springs.
The last morning requires a short trek to Phedi and a half hour drive back to your hotel in Pokhara.
Our Annapurna Base Camp trek cost includes permits transport to and from Kathmandu, full
accommodation whilst on trek, all meals and safe drinking water. Your guide will brief you each evening
about the following day’s trek and variations to the itinerary will be made to suit the needs of your group.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1 300m/4 264ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1 300m/4 264ft)
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu - Pokhara (910m/2 986ft), 5-6 hrs drive
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Ghandruk (1 950m/6 398ft) 1½ hrs drive, 5-6 hrs trek
Day 05: Ghandruk – Chhomrong (2 210m/7 249ft), 5-6 hrs
Day 06: Chhomrong – Himalaya Hotel (2 920m/9 578 ft), 6-7 hrs
Day 07: Himalaya Hotel – Annapurna Base Camp (4 130m/13 546ft), 6-7 hrs.
Day 08: Annapurna Base Camp - Sinuwa (2 360m/7 740 ft), 6-7 hrs.
Day 09: Sinuwa - Jhinu Danda (1 780m/5 859 ft) – Landruk (1 565m/5 133ft), 6-7 hrs
Day 10: Landruk – Phedi and drive to Pokhara (910m/2 986ft), 5-6 hrs trek, ½ hr drive.
Day 11: Pokhara – Kathmandu (1300m/4,264ft), 5-6 hrs drive.
Flights Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu can also be offered
Day 12: Departure
Transfer to international airport and fly onward destination.
Extend your holiday with a visit to Chitwan National Park – on an elephant, or a tour of Tibet or Bhutan.
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