11 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Starts from $ 750 Per Person

“11 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek – Serene Walking Voyage in Nepal”

Highlights:

  • Enjoyable and scenic country walks to Poon Hill with striking sunrise over Annapurna Himalaya.
  • Exploring high hills Gurung and Poon Magar traditional villages enriched with ancient culture.
  • Walking into the lovely woodland of tall rhododendron-magnolia-firs-pines and fir trees.
  • Breathtaking views of snowcapped peaks at Annapurna base camp and beautiful sanctuary.
  • Starting and ending our scenic adventure from a picturesque holiday spot at Pokhara.

Introduction:

11 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal is carefully knitted walking package. Trekkers will get the chance to witness the Annapurna Region of Nepal from a differing perspective. Most of the trekkers take the route of Ghorepani Poon Hill. However, this trekking route takes the direct trail towards Annapurna Base Camp avoiding the Ghorepani sector.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek package can be found in different styles with us. You can choose according to your holiday plans in terms of budget and timeframe. 11 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts from Pokhara and walking is only from Siwai. The route is ideal to walk for the trekkers who are looking for the shorter walking days to reach the base camp.

Even if the route excludes Poon Hill sector the scenery is outstanding. Major highlights of this trail are hot springs of Jhinu, green lush forests of Bamboo Deurali, chilled atmosphere of Himalaya and serenity of Annapurna Base Camp. Major resting places on this trail are Chhomrong, Dovan, Deurali, Annapurna Base Camp, Dovan, Chhomrong, and Pokhara.

Relish the quintessential scenery of mountains, forests and rural villages of Nepal while walking on the legendary trail. 11 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal is probably the only trekking package which includes the world’s 10th tallest mountain Mt. Annapurna and diversified community habituated amidst diversified natural settings.

11 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is beyond expectations. Every age group and people with very minimum physical fitness can also walk on the trail. Therefore, age – sex and physical abilities never hinder your dream to reach the base camp of Mt. Annapurna.

The team of the Awesome Nepal Treks will ensure hassle-free logistics. Our effort to make a trip an awesome memory will undoubtedly mend the best trekking holiday in Nepal.

Book the 11 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek package with us and explore the magnificent Annapurna region of Nepal.

Guideline itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara 820 m (220 k.m) - 08 hrs.

Day 03: Drive to Siwai and trek to Jhinu 1,780 m - 06 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Bamboo 2,310 m - 07 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Deurali 3,280 m - 06 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m - 06 hrs.

Day 07: Trek back to Dovan 2,600 m - 07 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Chhomrong 2,170 m - 06 hrs.

Day 09: Trek to Siwai 1,250 m - 05 hrs and drive to Pokhara - 03 hrs.

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

Day 11: International departure for homeward bound.

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Your first impression of arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport is an experience in itself. But don’t be worried by the apparent confusion as your airport representative will be waiting to welcome you with your name written on a placard. Depending on traffic, you will be at your hotel within 20 minutes or so.
You have time to relax and enjoy the ambience and comfort of the hotel until your evening Group Meeting. This is when we collect your insurance details and discuss how the trip will run for the coming days. After the meeting, we go for our first group dinner. Your tour leader will take you to a traditional Nepali restaurant in Thamel.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara 820m, 08 hrs journey distance 220 k.m.

Morning travel on the tourist bus where exciting drive leads you on main Kathmandu and Pokhara highway, within Himalayan foothills then on reaching Pokhara transfer to respective hotels by the beautiful Phewa Lake with the afternoon free for short walks. (Options by Air 30 minutes scenic flight to Pokhara).

Day 03: Drive to Siwai and trek to Chhomrong 2,170 m - 07 hrs.

Trek begin with 3 hrs drive along the snake line road to Siwai via Nayapul and Birethati villages, located near the river Modi where our first day starts past several farm villages with scenic waterfalls then cross short bridge over Kimrong Khola and ascend on stone staircase to Jhinu Danda village , a small village located on top of hill overlooking grand views of surrounding landscapes with snow-capped peaks. Here, enjoy the natural hot spring which is 20 minutes downhill on the bank 0f river Modi.

Day 04: Trek to Dovan 2,600m - 06 hrs.

Leaving Chhomrong, the trail descends via 2500 stone steps and cross the suspension bridge that goes over the Chomrong River. We then will have to climb up on a rocky trail where we will cross the beautiful village of Sinuwa, at 2350m. Then we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldahar at 2380m.

The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Check-post is situated here. The trail is a continuous easy descend to Dovan from there where we will spend the night.

Day 05: Trek to Deurali 3,280m - 05 hrs.

We embark on a damp trail adjacent to emerald and jaded bamboo forests, the sweet sound of bamboo leaves rustling in the wind provides aesthetics to the soul, and the zenith of blooming Rhododendrons hail our journey to Deurali.

We will pass the Himalayan Hotel and trek on to Hinko (3020m), a trail lined with petrified trees and burnt sienna foliage. Deurali lies above the ridges of Hinko, and once we reach Deurali, we will retreat to our guesthouse.

Day 06: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130m - 06 hrs.

Your last day in amazing Nepal in the land of Himalayan wonders, after wonderful experience and fond memories of Poon Hill Panorama Trekking around great Annapurna Himalaya, our staff transfer you to the airport as per your time for the international flight for your final departure towards homeward bound.

The trek begins with a gentle climb through a river bed. The trail then ascends steeply over to the mountain side. After a steady hike, we reach the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Enjoy the excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharva Chuli and Gangapurna.

The vegetation is sparse on our way to ABC and after a mild two-hour uphill climb, we’re finally at the Annapurna Base Camp. At 4130 meters, you will be in the glorious foothills of the magnificent Mt. Annapurna. From the foothills of the 10th tallest mountain in the world, experience the spectacular view of the sun rising on the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us.

The imperial elegance of the snowy mountains, isolated and standing vigil for time eternal under the heavens will us. The monumental mountains, towering above in astronomical proportions are a sight to behold. From the base camp, we again get to savour mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
After a refreshing overnight at Jhinu morning climb leads through terraced farm areas, an hour and a half uphill walk bring you at Chhomrong. This is a large and last permanent Gurung village before Annapurna base camp other places on route beyond Chhomrong are the temporary settlement to cater the need of trekkers with the lodge and guest houses all the way to Annapurna base camp. After Chhomrong walks downhill to a river, then crossing a short bridge heading up to reach Sinuwa at 2,330 m high, a lonely spot with few shops and nice lodges.

Day 07: Trek back to Bamboo 2,310 m - 08 hrs.

We will savour sunrise view over Annapurna Himalaya early morning after most memorable and enjoyable time at base camp within Annapurna Sanctuary retrace the journey on the downhill back into tree lines with few short ups to reach at Bamboo.

Day 08: Trek to Jhinu Danda (hot-spring) 1,780m - 06 hrs.

From Bamboo on leaving Modi River gorge climb leads up to Khuldi-Ghar into the forested area, and then a short gradual walk to Sinuwa danda, from here descend to Chhomrong Khola, climb on steps to Chhomrong for lunch stop. After Chhomrong where our route diverts to reach Pokhara, a short downhill walk brings you at scenic and lovely Jhinu village for the overnight stop, located on a ridge top with views of surrounding landscapes and rolling green hills. A short descend of 25 minutes reaches you at hot-spring by the Modi River.

Walk from here leads into the cool forested area of oaks-rhododendron and pines trees and then a short steep descends to the overnight stop at Bamboo, a small settlement with 5-6 lodges surrounded by bamboo trees, on Modi River gorge.

Day 09: Trek to Siwai 1,250 m - 05 hrs and drive to Pokhara - 03 hrs.

From Chhomrong downhill walk brings at scenic and lovely Jhinu village located on a ridge top with views of surrounding landscapes and rolling green hills.
After Jhinu Danda short descend on stone steps reaching at another Nayapul (New Bridge), from here back to a small village at Siwai for the drive back to Pokhara after completing a wonderful and fabulous time up in the high mountains

Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Morning a scenic drive to back Kathmandu with grand memories of this fantastic and exciting time on Annapurna Base Camp & Poon Hill trekking, an interesting six hour brings you back in Kathmandu with the afternoon free at leisure for shopping souvenirs.
(Options of flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu of 30 mins)

Day 11: International departure homeward bound.
Your last day in amazing Nepal in the land of Himalayan wonders, after wonderful experience and fond memories of Poon Hill Panorama Trekking around great Annapurna Himalaya, our staff transfer you to the airport as per your time for the international flight for your final departure towards homeward bound.

Cost-Inclusive:

  • Domestic airport picks up and drops by car.
  • 2 nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan. (M Hotel or equivalent)
  • 2 nights twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara on BB plan. (Hotel City Inn or equivalent)
  • Full board meal (B+L+D) on your choice from the menu.
  • All tea or coffee during the trek.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara & return by regular tourist bus.
  • Pokhara to Nayapul( Trekking starting point) & return by private car.
  • Mountain accommodations.
  • Annapurna Trekking permit,'Tims (Trekkers' Information Management System )
  • Attached bathroom in Ghorepani, Chhomrong, and hot spring village.
  • One Guide: An experienced, helpful and friendly.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 clients) from Pokhara to Pokhara.
  • all guide or porters salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and Insurance during the trek
  • An arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes and local service charge

Cost exclusive:

  • Nepal Visa fee ( Nepal provides on arrival visa in Immigration, bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs,)
  • City entrance fees
  • City tour guide
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Meal in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Extra calculate for additional programs as per above itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Tips for guides and porters.
  • Personal expenses (Pot of tea, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, wifi service etc)
  • All other things that are not listed in the include section.

Requirements for Annapurna area high altitude Treks:
Annapurna Himalaya region one of the most popular and listed as world Top Ten adventure destinations by several leading Travel Guide Books and magazines including Lonely Planet.
Annapurna region offers varied trekking routes from moderate, adventurous to challenging walks that involve high passes above 5,000 meters.
For moderate treks for a few days to a week where all trekkers should be physically fit and in sound health, as most of the longer treks takes from 5 hrs to 8 hrs of maximum walks.
Beginners and all interested people can join in Annapurna area trekking for few days or more, truly suitable for family-school / college groups as well to corporate executives, where on this trip requires minimum gear staying overnights in local nice lodges.
Most of the region in Himalayan where walks leads ups and downhills with some gradual portions depending upon your choice of trips and interest. For adventurous walks involves high altitude walks from above 2,500 to 5,000 meters high, with some gradual trails with ups and downhill with the touch of high altitude that makes it's more adventurous.
Challenging and demanding treks which leads you away from main villages in the pure wilderness on the off beaten tracks for some days in complete isolation in the harmony of giant mountains and in the tranquil environment and crossing high passes of above 5,000 m. Where trekkers should be fitted with the sound medical background and with experience in outdoor activities and some exercise to join in Adventurous and Challenging treks within high Annapurna Himalaya or around remote destinations around Nepal Himalaya.
Passport & Visa Information:
Nepal visa is the easiest visa to obtain; you may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US$ & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip.

Visa rules apply to all wide world travellers apart from Indian nationality, the transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain a Nepalese visa from the following border.

Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
Multiple entries 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entries 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entries 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

(For further information, please, contact us or Department of Immigration, Maitighar, Impact Building, Kathmandu, and Tel: 00977-1-4221996 / 4223590 / 4222453,

Download visa form-: www.nepalimmigration.gov.np

Group Size:
For Annapurna region Trek, the minimum group size would be two and maximum group size of ten or more on request. We also organize the private trip to solo travellers with single supplement trip cost. Please check our estimated group departure dates available online or inquire for your own personal dates.

Our Guides, Trip & Safety:
Walking in Nepal hills take you to the remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied by the experienced and qualified leader and guide for safety measures to enjoy your trip with us. 
Awesome Nepal Treks provides highly experienced native guides who knows the area much better than anyone else, all our staff and guides are qualified for all types of treks and tour around Himalaya with medical knowledge to assist the group when required on emergency purpose.
Awesome Nepal guides are all experienced with the license from concern department of Nepal Government, the company well accepted and certified by TAAN & Nepal Mountaineering Association, NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) and other tourism-related departments.

On each trip, led by Trek / Group Leader with assistance leader or head guide / Sirdar all our arrangement well planned for safe travel providing insurance to all our field staff and guides including porters.
Acclimatization:
There is no way to prepare for altitude other than to spend time at altitude with acclimatization days. Being in very good physical condition will help ameliorate some of the exhaustion that people often feel, but it will not prevent altitude caused medical problems such as Acute Mountain Sickness. 
Our itinerary designed with a high degree of awareness on AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) in mind and to ensure a comfortable and safe adventure trek in the Himalayas. Staying well and hydrated and rest will help a lot. 
The maximum elevation on the trek at ABC 4,130m above sea level. Obviously, this altitude range is high, but this takes slowly as walk starts from 820m to various altitude range with enough days of good daily walks to get acclimatize on the route before reaching higher ground.
The other trek that involves high altitude is around or Annapurna Circuit which takes you to the highest point at 5,416 on top Thorong-la pass with downhill towards 3,800 m at Muktinath, but on this trips walks gaining heights slowly and gradually with enough time to get acclimatize with the rest day before heading higher level. 
Travel Insurance & Vaccination:
All visitors must obtain personal travel insurance to join us for our Himalayan trips. You must be having travel insurance which must cover helicopter evacuation, trip cancellation and medical expenses. And it is suggested that you buy your insurance policy from your homeland country before travelling as it is difficult buying local travel insurance policy for foreigners in Nepal. 
Vaccination is required to plan for your trip to Nepal but it is not a must to have a thing to come, but highly suggested. Your doctor will have the information on vaccination you would require to the country you will be travelling. 
Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid, and Malaria etc. are the recommended vaccination for travelling to Nepal. 
Meals and Accommodations
While in Kathmandu and in Pokhara, your accommodation is at the 3-star deluxe hotel that comforts your stays in the city and while in the trek, your accommodation is at Mt. Lodge and Guest House which is clean and comfortable. Our entire accommodation is at twin share unless stated but single supplement accommodation is also available on personal request at the additional cost of US$- 200.

In the city, only breakfast is included on the offered trip itinerary but while in trek full board of meals is included (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, and Tea- Coffee). 
We provide meals from local tea- house/ Lodge on route treks, breakfast and dinner are to be provided from the same tea- house/ guest house we would overnight but lunch would be on the walk to our designated destination with the overnight stop.

Foods provided depend on the availability of lodges and season-wise in general providing you with Nepalese foods (Dal Bhat), Tibetan fried bread, various soups, Momo’s (steamed dumplings), potatoes, pasta and even a version of pizza! So, overall you have a different choice of food on the trek.

Best trekking Seasons:
Nepal has two best seasons for Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trekking, we will inform and suggest you choose the right time of the year as far as possible to enjoy this trip with best weather condition.

Spring: - (March, April, May) - Best warmest time to trek. Rhododendron flowers in bloom- excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility. Good Temperature, the warmest weather of the year.

Autumn: (Mid-September, October, and November) - Excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility. Best Time to Trek

Winter Months: - (December, January, and February) are also good, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this. It is up to you to plan this trek at this cold time or not.

Summer: Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid-June, July, and August). We do not suggest you this time for the trek unless you are botanical student or lovers of green and flowers which will be the right time but very wet especially around southern Annapurna areas than northern side.

Support staff (porter):
Our porter is fully equipped and insured for each trip they are undertaking with us. As you know that we are very sincere with the porter issues and their situation while on trek thus we make sure that our porter is fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with the International Porter Progress Association for the welfare and befit for the touristic porters. The maximum load carried by our porter is 20 to 25 KG maximum so be sure that your trekking bag so not load more than 12 KG.

Booking Procedure:
Contact us for further information via various means from phone, e-mail, and facebook for booking procedure and confirmation. We have an online trip booking option, you may go on that link, choose your trip and date and follow the instruction with the information required and submit us. Once your trip booking request would be received, we would suggest you the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip. The non-refundable deposit of 25 % (per person) is required to confirm a place on selected trips.

Please feel free to contact us for further queries and information regarding our trip booking Process of the chosen treks with us.

The following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu and Pokhara at cheaper prices, there is plenty of choices and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your daypack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotel’s storage room for no extra cost.

HEAD

  • Buff headwear /neckwear
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Torch

UPPER BODY

  • Cotton T-shirts / Thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket
  • Down filled jacket

LOWER BODY

  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Thermal underwear

FEET

  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick and warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable Hiking boots
  • Sneakers /slippers

HANDS

  • Gore-tex gloves

ACCESSORIES

  • Sleeping bag rated to - 20°C
  • Trekking bags/duffel bag
  • Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • knife

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