|Style||Organized teahouse trek||Duration of trek||12 days|
|Grade||Moderate||Total days||16 days|
|Highest Elevation||4,180 m||Trek distance||Approx. 170km|
|Best Season||Feb-May; Sep-Dec||Indicated times||Approx|
|Destination||Annapurna Base Camp||Accommodation||Lodge|
The Annapurna Base Camp, the destination of this trekking tour is considered to be a natural amphitheater as it is surrounded by the different peaks of Annapurna range namely: Annapurna South, Annapurna 1st, Machhapuchhre and Barashshikhar. Situated at an altitude of 4300m, the Annapurna Base Camp can be reached by passing through the forests of bamboo and rhododendron. The route to Ghorepani and Annapurna sanctuary starts from Birethanti, and as you trek upward you will encounter the beautiful Gurung villages of Ghandrung, Chhomrong, Dhampus and the rural communities of Modi Khola. In the course of the 12-day trekking you will be able to observe the life style of the farmers dedicating to make their lands fertile. Moreover, this trekking route is also a recommended destination for nature lovers.
Land cost in SGD: from $1680 per person
Based on 4 persons
Date: 15-30 Nov 2019
16 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal
Sunrise at Poon Hill Ghorepani
Panaroma Views of Annapurna Range at Poon Hill
Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu.
Day 2 Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 3 Drive to Pokhara- Nayapul. Trek to Birethanti (1,000m)
Day 4 Trek to Banthanti (2300m)
Day 5 Trek to Ghorepani (2,850m)
Day 6 Excursion to Poon Hill – trek to Tadapani (2,630m)
Day 7 Trek to Chhomrong (2,170m)
Day 8 Trek to Doban (2,600m)
Day 9 Trek to Machapuchre Base Camp (MBC) (3,700m)
Day 10 Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) (4,130m)
Day 11 Trek to Bamboo (2,310m)
Day 12 Trek to Jhinu (1,750m)
Day 13 Trek to Tolka (1,600m)
Day 14 Trek to Khande (1,130m) – Drive to Pokhara
Day 15 Drive back Kathmandu (Option to fly back Kathmandu)
Day 16 Departure
Day to Day Itinerary (Itinerary subject to changes)
Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu. O/N Hotel (Dinner)
Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to the Hotel & welcome dinner in the evening.
Day 2 Kathmandu. O/N Hotel (Breakfast)
Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley & prepare for the trip
Day 3 Drive Kathmandu – Pokhara – Nayapul; trek to Birethanti (1,000m) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After an early morning breakfast, we drive to Pokhara and then continue on to the road head at Nayapul. From here, we start the trek with a short hike to the riverside village of Birethanti. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 4 Trek Birethanti – Banthanti (2,300m) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
From Birethanti, we start walking along the Bhurungi Khola, pass through the village of Tirkedunga and after a steep climb, we reach Ulleri. We walk through the beautiful village of Magar, and make our way along a gradual uphill trail to Banthanti. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 5 Trek Banthanti – Ghorepani (2,850m) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today is a relatively short day, as we continue our ascent and walk past the village of Nangeythanti to reach Ghorepani, meaning ‘horse water’. The village has two parts to it one on a large saddle, the other a little further down the hillside. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 6 Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2,630m) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
We rise early morning, and climb up Poon Hill before breakfast. Poon Hill is a very famous vantage point with spectacular views of Machapuchare, Dhaulagiri, Nilagiri and the mighty Annapurna range. We continue our trek towards Tadapani the trail winds along a ridge through pine and rhododendron forests to a crest , then drops down to Deorali. We descend steeply to reach Banthanti and then climb back up through fields of cane on an undulating path, before reaching Tadapani. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 7 Trek to Chhomrong (2,170m) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today is a relatively easy day, as we make a long descent to Kimrung Khola, cross by the bridge and begin to climb again on the west bank of Modi Khola. Chhomrong village is located just below the ridge. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 8 Trek Chhomrong to Doban (2,600m) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
The day starts with a steep descent down some stone steps to the Chhomrong Khola which we cross by a suspension bridge. There follows an undulating climb through terraced fields and bamboo and rhododendron forests to Sunawa. After several ascents and descents we reach the abandoned check post at Kuldi. Another steep descent on slippery stone steps through dense bamboo forests to reach the aptly named settlement of Bamboo. After Bamboo, the trail climbs gradually to reach Doban. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 9 Trek Doban to Machapuchre Base Camp (MBC) (3,700m) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
We continue the trek through lush forests, going past the Hinku Cave. Beyond Deorali, the valley narrows even further as we approach the gushing torrent of Modi Khola. After walking on a level trail for some time we make the final ascent to MBC. Here we have some opportunities to take pictures of the spectacular Annapurna I and II, Gangapurna and, of course, Machapuchare. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 10 MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
This is an easy day as we make a short ascent to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). It’s a pleasant walk along a stream beside the moraine. The views become more and more impressive as we approach the ABC and once there, we find ourselves in a giant natural amphitheatre, surrounded by mighty 7,000m+ mountains on all sides. Overnight at tea house.
Day 11 Trek to Bamboo (2,310m) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
We now leave Annapurna Base camp and retrace our steps back to the Bamboo village. As we are going downhill most of the way the walk takes less time although it can be hard on the knees! Overnight at teahouse.
Day 12 Trek to Jhinu (1,750m) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
We continue to retrace our steps as we return to Chhomrong, from where instead of going to Tadopani we descend to Jhinu. The natural hot springs at Jhinu are a brilliant remedy for sore and aching muscles. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 13 Trek to Tolka (1,600m) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Our last full day of trekking, as we continue the return journey, walking past Landruk village and on to Tolka. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 14 Trek Tolka to Khande (1,130m) and drive to Pokhara (Breakfast, Lunch)
After a short three hour walk to Khande via Australian camp, our vehicles will pick us up and take us to Pokhara. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure in the bustling lake city where we can pick up souvenirs for our friends and family back home. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15 Drive back Kathmandu and enjoy a farewell dinner. (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner)
Journey back to Kathmandu – ending this wonderful, life-changing voyage with a farewell dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 16 Departure (Breakfast)
Today we bid fond farewell to this beautiful country.
LAND Price per person in SGD: from $ 1680 (Based on Min 4 pax)
Single supplement: + S$ 180 (for hotel stays ONLY)
Tour Code: NPL-ABC_16
Price is subjected to changes without prior notice
International airfare from S$ 800 with taxes
LAND Price includes
- All accommodation in hotel on twin share basis in Kathmandu (Hotel Blue Horizon or similar) & Pokhara (Mountain View Hotel or similar) and teahouse during trek
- All meals as per itinerary
- Ground transfers with experienced driver
- English speaking guide and 1 porter for every 2 trekkers during trek
- Complete trekking arrangement (Trek permit, National Park Fees, wages for porter & guide, insurance for Guide/porters, trek registration cert)
- Only car and driver available during city site seeing
- ½ day sightseeing in Kathmandu including entrance tickets
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Briefing prior departure
- 15% discount for gears at X-Boundaries
- All international airfare & taxes
- All domestic airfare & taxes not mentioned (Kathmandu – Pokhara flight cost is about USD 92 per way)
- Personal gears & expenses
- Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
- Beverages and any expenditure of personal nature
- Meals not stated
- Visa (USD 32)
Looking back, we really appreciate the help and the last minute arrangements you would willing to carry it out for us.
Both Adeline and myself would like to thank you again for everything.
Hopefully, we will be able to do another trek with the company soon! Keep in touch and let us know any interesting treks.
The trekking company in Nepal is very professional. The guides have years of experience on the trails and we very detailed in explaining the routes and wild life we saw along the way….. If training is carried out well, this should be a pretty easy trek for most people.
Best moment of the trip: Accent to catch sun rise on Poon Hill and the walk through the rain forest – Breathtaking views!
The moment you least enjoyed: Totally over dress. The weather was soooooo hot. We didn’t use the base layer at all.
…. Fly to Pokhara! The road traffic was so bad that it took 7-8hrs to travel there.
I will encourage others to participate in future for such adventure with X Trekkers. A professional company that knows their work.
I would like to thank you from my heart for your service and patience towards my traveling needs. My first time experience with Nepal was really awesome, I managed to reach ABC albeit my mountain sickness (but I quickly recovered before proceeding further). Every mountain is very beautiful to me, not just ABC. The mountain views along the planned route were fantastic and crystal clear, never get obstructed too much by the clouds. I also deeply appreciate my porter, Maila, and my guide, Yuba, for their kind consideration when planning the route for me. The original itinerary was to proceed to Ghandruk from ABC, but knowing that I would be bored backtracking towards Ghandruk, so they decided to walk me towards Landruk to reach Dhampus, which is a perfect spot for viewing the whole Annapurna range. Even a few days later after I was back in Singapore from Nepal, I still missed the good memories and different experience in Nepal. I must say it was my best trip of 2012.