Nepal Annapurna base camp

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy sunrise and Beautiful himalayan Panorama of Annapurna Dhaulagiri from Ghorepani  Poon hill
  • Visit to Annapurna 1 base camp, First Ascent of Annapurna I ( 8091m ) 3 June 1950 Climbed by Maurice Herzog, Louis Lachenal
  • Discover Gurung village at Ghandruk and Explore Pokhara The City of Paradis and visit to Mountaineering museum

Trip Overview

Annapurna(means:-filled with foods) Base Camp Trekking package for 9/10 day and best known as an Annapurna sanctuary trek is an easy with less elevation harms pleasurable environment trek until the base of Mt. Annapurna and will be knowing the society of Pun and Gurung ethnic and their life style.The most peaks of western portion of massive  Annapurna one includes Hiunchuli, Annapurna south, Fang, Annapurna, Gangapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchchhre.

Annapurna base camp trek of 10/12 days from Kathmandu to Pokhara second day drive up to Hille  but for seven days Annapurnabase camp trek have to split from birethati .After you pass further more to the south this gorge turn out to be even wider and give rise to the productive valley where Gurung people live. Trekking in Nepal Annapurna Base Camp upper and middle part Moody Khola offers trekkers some short cut trekking paths. Annapurna base camp trekking can be seven days package begin its morning flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and the very day it goes directly to Naya pul(trek strat point) with personal vehicles and trek extend  to Natural hot spring  in Jhinu danda, from where begins  the Annapurna base camp or Annapurna Sanctuary Trek of the Nepal Himalaya.


BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL

 

Autumn Session: September – November  

The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.

Winter Session : December – February 

Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

Spring Session: March – May 

 Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.

Summer Session: June – August 

Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.


Team Composition

 There will be one English speaking high altitude experience trek leader. There will be one assistant guide if required.

this arrangement ensure that if anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group.

– porters for luggage carrying: two trekkers: one porters. it is depend number of porter where and  how long you doing trek.


 

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

– This is a moderate trek suitable for trekkers who have the skill to walk at least 5/7 hours day with light bag.

– Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip are a good idea to improve our strength and stability.

– Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes.

 you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude.

– self-confidence and strong determination best way to  complete this trek successfully.

– Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip.

Outline Itinerary

DAYS ITINERARY ALTITUDE O/N
Day 1 Kathmandu to Pokhara (Drive) 840m Lodge
Day 2 Pokhara to Naya Pool (Drive) to Ghandruk 1944 m Lodge
Day 3 Ghandruk to Chomrong 2180 m Lodge
Day 4 Chomrong to Bamboo 2320 m Lodge
Day 5 Bamboo to Deurali 3250 m Lodge
Day 6 Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp 4140 m Lodge
Day 7 Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo 2340 m Lodge
Day 8 Bamboo to Jhinu Danda 1780 m Lodge
Day 9 Jhinu Danda to Naya Pool to Pokhara (Drive) 840 m Lodge
Day 10 Pokhara to Kathmandu (Drive) 1300 m Lodge

Detail Itinerary

 

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.

High altitude Sherpa Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Transfer to hotel brief you about tomorrow’s activities and collect your needed documents for our official needs. introduce with your trekking guide check the requirements and briefing about the annapurna base camp trek each day program.O/n at hotel.

 

Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu.

As you know Kathmandu is the city of temples and world heritage sites. So To give you the brief information we have managed your second day as sightseeing day in kathmandu. The placeless like Bhaktapur, Bouddha, monkey temple and Pashupati Nath temple. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 3: Fly or Tourist coach drive to Pokhara: flight 25: drive: 6 hours.

Pokhara is the most beautiful city in Nepal surrounded by Himalayas. Your journey from kathmandu starts early morning if you go by tourist bus and if you prefer by flight it can be manage at any time of the day. Evening explore Pokharal. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 4: Pokhara to Tikhedunga. (1540m): drive 1:30 walk: 4-5 hours.

After breakfast, we take an early morning 1-hour drive to Nayapul. We then begin our trek, following the River Bhurungdi Khola. We pass low land rice fields and orange groves along an easy trail with a gentle incline to our first teahouse where we will spend the night. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 5: Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2810m): 6-5 hours.

Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with a steep climb to Ulleri ascending a steep stone staircase consisting of 3300 steps, a difficult challenge that rewards us with excellent views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain), Gandharba Chuli and Annapurana II and III. Ghorepani is reached by passing through a huge, dense rhododendron and oak tree forest, home to Longur monkeys and musk deer. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 6: Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m):45 minut and trek to Tadhapani.(2700m): 6 hours.

An early morning climb before breakfast takes us to the top of Poon Hill for spectacular, panoramic sunrise views of the Annapurnas and Dhaulageri mountain range. After breakfast we head out for an uphill trek trough the jungle to Durali before a slight descent to Tadhapani. We will be accompanied by monkeys for much of our journey today. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 7: Tadapani to Chomrong. (21705): 5 hours.

From Tadhapani, we make a steep descent through a dense, dark forest to the beautiful village of Chomrong. We trek past farmland and local, traditional Gurung villages offering marvelous views of Annapurna South and the sacred Mount Machhapuchhre before reaching chomrong. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 08: Chomrong to Dovan. (2580m): 5 hours.

A lot of “up and down” today. We descend for 1 hour to the Chomrong Khola River and cross its waters on a suspension bridge. We then ascend for the next 2 hours to Sinuwa. Bamboo grows wild in this area and there are many beautiful rhododendron and walnut trees along the trail. After lunch we pass through an area named after all the bamboo before reaching Dovan. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 9: Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. (3700m): 6 hours.

A Gradual ascent following the banks of the river Modi Khola brings us through a sacred valley. No meat or fish is allowed in this area to comply with Buddhist and Hindu beliefs. We continue to pass bamboo trees and if we are lucky, we may see Lophorous birds, the national bird of Nepal. We continue the ascent to base camp. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 10: Annapurna base camp. (4110m): 2 hours.

After we leave Machhapuchhre Base Camp, we leave all vegetation and trees behind, we enter a desert wilderness known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, an area of pristine natural beauty, surrounded by the glorious Annapurna Himalayas and glistening Annapurna glacier. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo. (2340m): 6 hours.

We give you an early wake up call today so you can enjoy the wondrous sunrise views of the Annapurna Sanctuary. We then we begin our descent, following the Modi Khola River to Bambo. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 12: Bamboo to Jhinu. (1780m): 5-6 hours.

We start the day with an uphill trek to Sinewa and then descend to meet the Chomrong Khola River. Another ascent to Chomrong before the final descent of the day to Jhinu. Here, you can visit the natural hot springs to bathe in the relaxing warm waters. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 13: Trek to Nayapul (1070m/ 6 hours) and then drive to Pokhara:-

Our last day of trekking, an easy ascent to the banks of the Modi Khola River and on to Nayapul. We then take a private car for a one and a half hour drive back to Pokhara. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 14: Fly or Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

We catch tourist bus or flight early morning back to the capital. After landing, we transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 15: Final departure:  Generally 3 hours before your flight time to get Kathmandu airport is needed in Nepal. So you transfer you to Kathmandu airport for your own destination

Equipment List

The following basic equipment check lists should help you with your packing. Below are just lists for your information and ideas of clothing’s.

(A) Head:

1. Sun hat or scarf.

2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat.

3. Sunglasses with UV protection.

 

(B) Upper Body:-

4. T-shirts. ( According to length of your trip, normally 2 and above)

5. Light and expedition weight thermal tops.

6. Fleece jacket or pullover.

7. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket. (optional)

8. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacke.t

9. Down jacket [you can rent in Kathmandu]- must necessary.

10. Gor-tax jacket.

 

(C) Hands:

11. Lightweight gloves

12. Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

13. Fleece liner gloves.

 

(D) Lower Body:

14. Underwear ( minimum 4 and according to length of your trip)

15. Hiking shorts ( minimum 2 and according to length of your trip)

16. Lightweight cotton long pants

17. Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

18. Fleece or wool pants

19. Gor-tax pant

 

(E) Feet:

20. Thin, lightweight inner socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)

21. Thick, warm wool hiking socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)

22. Hiking boots with spare laces

23Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

(F) Accessories:

24. Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees Fc. [Can rent in Kathmandu]

25. Headlamp and batteries.

26. Basic First Aid Kit.

27. Day pack.

28. Water bottles (2)oiletries.

29. Small wash towel.

30. Swise nkife.

31. Leap gurd 30spf.

32. Sun cream 50spf.

FAQ

What is the best season for this trekking?

  • Our trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September, the monsoonal rains decrease. By end of September through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December are the best time to do Everest base camp trek. From July to mid-September is raining season in Nepal. The best season for this Tour is any time between January to June and September to December.

 

How fit do I need to be for this trek ?

  • This is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the skill to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack.  Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip are a good idea to improve our strength and stability. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes; however you are in excellent health with average physical fitness.  Have a positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination best way to complete this trek successfully. Past hiking Experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip.

 

How long do we walk each day?

  • This is best measured in time – about 5 to 7 hours for each full day (or 10-15 km) in hilly   terrain. In the morning we walk from 8-11 am and in the afternoon from 1-3 or 4 pm. 1/2-day or full day for rest is planned for each trek over 8 days in length

 

Are there a minimum and a maximum number for your groups?

  • We cater to all group sizes, while maintaining the field staff ratio to give you the best quality and experience.

 

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport?

  • YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100.

 

What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tours?

  • Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.

 

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?

  • Yes, our airport representative will be there to receive you at the airport. high altitude sherpa will be showing  high altitude sherpa  sign-board. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

 

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in trekking?

  • We use standard rooms at three tourist stander hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, teahouses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. At times when possible, dining will be around a bon fire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission.

 

Are the food and water safe to eat and drink? 

  • Hygiene when trekking generally has improved extensively over the last ten years. local trekking guide knowledge to choose the lodges, which maintain a high standard of hygiene. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you’ll stay at while for the lunch you would be stopping by on the way where you can order your meals as per your choice. Guide will help you to stop by at best possible places to eat. Most lodges serve boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine to be totally sure. We discourage the purchase of bottled water for the obvious environmental reasons. Please bring a water bottle with you, which you can refill.

 

How much additional money do I need per day?

  • It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 15 to USD 18 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking. Please note, higher you go the things would be expensive especially at higher altitude; all the goods are supplied either by helicopter, horse, mules or porters therefore the things are expensive.

 

What mode of transportation do you use  ?

  • Depending on the nature of the travel, the transportation to and from the destination varies from domestic flights to vehicular transportation to even piggy back rides on mules and yaks.

 

Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal?

  • Yes, you need to book your own International flights. We are a local agent and it would cost you significantly higher to book through us.

 

Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

  • There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides carry mobile with local sim card and easily you can buy on arrival time in airport. Also we have kept a satellite phone which has poor connection for the network of phones. Our guide’s use it during the case of emergency and also clients can use them by paying its rental fee..

 

Can I use credit cards in the places I visit?

  • Major credit cards are accepted in all places but you need to pay 4% extra as bank levy, which might make cash transaction is highly recommended. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains. if you try to exchange your foreign currency there you would be getting very less exchange rates.

 

Can I add extra days to my trip?

  • High altitude Sherpa can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food. If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible or if you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure before departure tour.

Cost Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  •  Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced, English-speaking trek leader and assistant trek leader
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • One map of Annapurna Base camp trekking
  • One Nepali mobile SIM card for local communication
  • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with private vehicle
  • Annapurna conservation area entry permits
  • Trekking information management system TIMS
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Medical kit

Cost Not Include

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

First Aid

If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.

 

1. Povidone-iodine cream –1 tube.

– Antiseptic cream.

2. Cotton- 1 roll.

– For dressing wounds.

3. Dressing gauze – 5 pcs.

– For dressing.

4. Crepe bandage – 2.

 Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.

5. Band- aid – 10.

6. Dressing tape – 1.

– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.

7. Moleskin second skin- 1 packet:

 Great for treating chaffing and blisters.


Finger Pulse Oximeter:

1.Normal arterial oxygen is Approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mmHg).

2.Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.

3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.

4.Values under 90 percent are considered low.

 

 


Medication:

8. Paracetamole 500 mg- 20 tablets:

 For mild headaches.

9. Ibuprofen 400mg –10 taplets:

– To relieve moderate to severe pain.

10.Throat lozenges –20:

– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea  it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.

11.Decongestant -10 tablets:

 For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.

12. Antihistamine –10 tablets:

 For allergies.

13. Antiemetic –10 –tablets:

 To control the vomit and nausea.

14. Azithromycin 500mg – 10 tablet:

 For bacterial diarrhea.

15. Omeprazole 200mg –10 tablets:

 For minor gastric upsets and acidity.

16. Tinidazole 200 mg-3 taplats(500mg-12 tablets):

 For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.

17. Acetazolamide 250 mg –20 tablets:

 For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.

18. Dexamethasone  400mg-10 tablets:

 To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.

19. Nifedipine 60mg- 10 tablets:

 To be use only under expert  supervision to treat HAPE.

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Quick Facts

  •   Destination: Nepal-Annapurna Base Camp trek
  •  Activities: Culture Tour & Trekking
  •   Trip Grade: Moderate
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu Capital of Nepal
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu
  •  Group size: min-1
  •  Best Seasons: April to june & September to november,
  •   Meals: Tea house
  •   Transportation: Flight/Tourist Bus

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