Annapurna Region, TrekkingModerate

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Max Elevation:4130 m
  • Total Duration:13
  • Geography:Mountain/Village
  • Religions:Hinduism/Buddhism
  • Ethnic People:Gurung/Magar
  • Transportation:Tourist Bus/Private Car/Flight

Trekking alongside world’s tenth highest peak Annapurna and range of mountains like Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, and Himchuli can be just as surreal for anyone. With more striking views during sunrise and sunset, every single day of Annapurna Base Camp Trek makes it worth the try.

Moreover, this trek is the splendid opportunity to get close to the giant Annapurna I peak. This particular base camp trek lets you understand and observe the local culture of ethnic groups like Gurung and Magar. Most villages in this trail arrange unique cultural performances targeted to trekkers. Not to mention, the exotic flora and fauna surrounding the Annapurna Region give you one more reason to sign up for this trek. Trails of the Annapurna Region are trekked by about 70,000 adventurous trekkers annually.

Reaching an elevated altitude 4,130 meters surely gives you a sense of accomplishment and thrill. Moreover, Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be the ideal trek for anyone in good shape including beginners without previous trekking experiences. Our eight-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts with the short flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara followed by everyday trek with an average walking of 4-6 hours a day. Along with Annapurna being the salient feature of this trek, the short trek to Poon Hill is an amazing stop to experience the most incredible sunrise. Rich diversified geography and local culture including the homely stay at local teahouses makes it an impressive trek. Best trekking season for this region is Mid-September-Mid December and Mid February-May.

Independent Trekking Guides Adventure has an extensive experience with trekkers guided by our sincere and responsible guides who are familiar with most of the Himalayan trails of Nepal. Nepal’s varied landscape and provincial culture make it unique destination for adventure lovers. With your safety being our priority, Independent Trekking Guides Adventure promises to make your every trip just as enjoyable and fascinating as it can be.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
  • Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu and trek preparation
  • Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (827m), trek to Ghandruk (1940m): 30 minutes flight, 5 - 6 hours trek
  • Day 04: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m): 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 05: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m): 4 - 5 hours
  • Day 06: Bamboo to Deurali (3230m): 3 - 4 hours
  • Day 07: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m): 5- 6 hours
  • Day 08: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours
  • Day 09: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m): 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 10: Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1-hour drive
  • Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 12: Free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 13: Final Departure
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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)

Upon landing in Nepal’s international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport, our company’s employee will pick you up escorting you to your reserved hotel. You can take a rest and enjoy nice Nepali cuisine for dinner.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu and trek preparation

Kathmandu, the country’s capital, has local streets like Thamel (downtown tourist spot) to explore which is a perfect way to spend your day whilst shopping and preparing for the trek guided by licensed fluent English speaking guide. 

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (827m), trek to Ghandruk (1940m): 30 minutes flight, 5 - 6 hours trek

With our first stop being the Lake City of Pokhara, we take short 30 minutes flight. 5-6 hours trek starts from there and ends up in Ghandruk. This (Ghandruk) local village offers homestay for interested as an amazing opportunity to see a typical culture of indigenous people (Magar and Gurung) including their customs and food.

Day 04: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m): 5 - 6 hours

Taking along the memories of magnificent landscapes of Ghandruk, we leave for a 5-6 hours long trek to Chhomrong. It is a popular stop after the long day of the trek which has the breathtaking view of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre Himalayan (snow-capped peak) ranges.

Day 05: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m): 4 - 5 hours

Enjoying the beautiful early morning view of sunrise among the high mountain ranges (Annapurna and Machhapuchhre), this day includes the 4-5 hours long trek to Bamboo.

Day 06: Bamboo to Deurali (3230m): 3 - 4 hours

By trekking for 3-4 hours we reach from Bamboo village to Deurali. The steep rocky trails are accompanied by the view of snow-capped peaks and rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) and bamboo forests.

Day 07: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m): 5- 6 hours

This day consists of the trek to the highest altitude of this particular trek which is 4130 meters. Trek is 5-6 hours walk from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp. The ultimate goal of this trek is to reach the base camp to see the stunning view of the tenth highest mountain peak of the world.

Day 08: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours

The return journey of the trek begins from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo walking through the diversified mountainous terrain of the region enjoying the spectacular view and the Annapurna Glacier.

Day 09: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m): 5 - 6 hours

Beginning our journey from Bamboo, we move towards Jhinu Danda (hill) by trekking for 5-6 hours. Be prepared to walk through luscious jungles and waterfalls including temporary small bridges along the way. About 20 minutes downhill walk from Jhinu leads to natural hot springs.

Day 10: Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1-hour drive

Trek starts from Jhinu Danda ends at Naya Pool after about 6 hours of walking. We drive for 1 hour reaching beautiful Pokhara city once again. Night view of Lakeside (along Phewa Lake) seems surreal and quite fitting to erase the tiredness of long trek strolling through busy Evening Street of Pokhara. 

Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu

This day marks our return trip to Kathmandu. Our highway is alongside rocky hills and gorgeous Trishuli River. This trip takes an average of 6-7 hours but may take longer because of all the maintenance work going on on the highway.

Day 12: Free day in Kathmandu

The free day like this perfect chance to observe and intake diversified local culture and customs throughout the valley. Tour of the city includes the visit to some famous world heritages like Pashupatinath Temple (sacred Hindu Temple), Boudhanath Stupa and The Monkey Temple.

Day 13: Final Departure

It is the very last day of the trip when you say goodbye to Nepal for now. Your interest in scenic beauty and more cultural side of Nepal leaves you with an option to plan next trip back to Nepal quite soon.

Cost Includes

1. Service in Kathmandu

  • Kathmandu Airport picks up and drop.
  • Welcome Dinner with your trekking crews and final brief about your program.
  • Sightseeing in Different ancient cities of Kathmandu Valley
  • 2 Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu @ Tibet Guest House www.tibetguesthouse.com 

2. During the Trip

  • Kathmandu to all destinations Bus services provided.
  • 3 times, delicious/standard foods except for Alcoholic beverages, bottled, can soft drinks during the treks.
  • Standard hotel/Guest house/Lodge accommodation as per possibilities will be provided during the trek.
  • Permit and conservation Fees in Annapurna region.
  •  2 Nights Hotel accommodation in Pokhara @ Hotel White Castle Lake Side
  • All Local Taxes.
  • Our Sincere Guides service for Trekking.
  • Kind and honest porters for Trekking.
  • The salary for the guides & porters in Trekking.
  • Food for guides & porters in Trekking.
  • Accommodation for Guides & porters in Trekking.
  • Insurance for guides & porters for trekking.
  • Overland Transportation for Guides & porters in trekking.

Cost Excludes

  • Foods in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Alcoholic beverages and Bottled, canned, soft drinks and some essential things during the trek.
  • Needful clothes.
  • Sudden rescue Charge, If in case
  • (Maximum 6000 U.S Dollar Travel Insurance will be enough)
  • Clinical treatment and drugs.
  • Buying personal wanted materials, souvenir, gift etc.
  • Tipping for Guide and Porters after your trek.

What to Bring for the trip? (Trekking Gears)

  • Pair trekking boots and waterproofing solution
  • Pair lightweight trekking sandals
  • Pairs thin walking socks
  • Pairs lightweight trekking trousers must be windproof as well.
  • Pair shorts
  • Trekking shirts
  • Fleece jumper
  • Wind stopper
  • Set lightweight thermals
  • Down body warmer
  • North Face Waterproof Jacket (Preferably)
  • North Face Waterproof trousers (Preferably)
  • Four seasons down jacket ( Can be rented in Kathmandu )
  • Hat with ear covers
  • Neck warmer
  • Pairs ‘thinners’ gloves
  • Rucksack with hydration kit and belt bag
  • Personal wash kit (include fabric washing solution)
  • Leki Pole (Preferably)
  • Pack tissues and wet wipes and liquid detergent
  • Pair sunglasses
  • Camera and films
  • Head torch and spare batteries
  • Sleeping bag (rated -10(above) deg C during your trip)
  • Towels for your daily use

But, if you can’t bring from your own, you can buy or hire in Nepal cheaper then there.

Our trip to Nepal such a memorable one

I am part of a group of 4 girls who coordinated with Jagat for our 'mini' version of the Annapurna Circuit in early September 2017. We wanted to do the circuit badly but did not have enough time. Jagat and his team came up with a customized itinerary for us to start the trek from Jagat and end at Jomsom which we then flew to Pokhara to take a bus back to Kathmandu. The whole itinerary was very flexible and day to day arrangements can be altered by just communicating with our guide, Gopi. He will come up with the best plan to accommodate our wants and needs. 

From the moment we landed at the airport in Kathmandu to the moment we flew out of Nepal, everything was extremely well taken care of by Jagat and his team. Our guide, Gopi and porters, Raju and Tej (whom we call Dada) were like family to us during the entire trek. They were always checking on us to see if we have enough to eat, enough drinking water or can we cope with the trek. They even offered to carry our day packs when they saw us struggling. In fact, I think at most times, if not all, our interests were placed above theirs. They will go all the way out just to help you if there is anything you need at all on the trek. 

I don't think we'll be able to find another more patient, caring, trustworthy and detailed team of guides and porters. It was our pleasure to be able to trek with them. They had made our trip to Nepal such a memorable one that all of us didn't want the trip to end. Thank you for the great hospitality. I really look forward to visiting and trekking in Nepal again.

I would readily recommend Jagat and his team to anyone planning to trek in Nepal.

Love from Malaysia,

WanLing  

WanLing ,
Malaysia

This was my third trip to Nepal and most enjoyable.

I recently had the great pleasure of climbing Island Peak in the Khumbu, Nepal. Jagat Lama was a passionate and dependable resource for trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. He was on the spot as far as preparation for the trip. This was my third trip to Nepal and most enjoyable. Hiring a light and independent team allowed for a cost-effective, flexible and efficient way to climb in Nepal. His assistance was with me from the airport arrival through to departure. He took care of my every need and allowed me to focus on my goal of the summit of Island Peak. My climbing guide, his brother Lal, was competent, caring and successful. I left Nepal with new friendships. I readily endorse his services and would encourage anybody to go with the Independent Trekking Guides. They are honest, caring and willing to make your holiday the most memorable you have ever had. Please, don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about my experiences in Nepal.
Mark Lui,

It was my dream trip come true.
2010

I am 66 years old and have done a lot of hiking in the USA as well as climbing Mt. Fuji, Orizaba and Iztaacchuatl volcanoes in Mexico. We have hiked to the bottom and back of the Grand Canyon at least 25 times on most of the various trails to the bottom. For me, the crowning trek was to hike in the Himalayan range. We contacted Jagat Lama in Kathmandu, Nepal and signed up for our adventure to hike for two weeks with porters and guides. Our group of friends included three men and three women aged from 60 to 75. I'm sure this would be a daunting task for Jagat and his guides.

We all hiked from Lukla to Namche which was Bill's goal (he's the 75-year-old). One of the guides stayed with Bill, and we continued with the two outstanding guides, Chet and Chandra. These two guides did everything for us; got all of our bags from the porters and put in our rooms, took our menu selections to the cooks, and discussed the plans for the following day. The guides made allowances for some who were having some altitude adjustment issues and gave positive feedback to everyone. They were very patient with all of us and really tried hard to ensure we stayed healthy and happy. I can honestly say that these were two of the best guides weíve ever had. On our hikes, the guides had to work around some of us who liked to take pictures but needed to do some additional acclimation at higher altitude. As a result three of us were able to hike all the way to Mt. Everest base camp. It was like a moonscape. We met the Korean team that was going to climb Everest as soon as the weather looked better. The base camp is awesome with tents all over the place with prayer flags, and ice towers and rocks everywhere.

At 5:00 am we were going to climb Kalapathar (5545m.) When we went out it was snowing and foggy. The weather in the valley is usually clear in the morning, foggy in the afternoon, and big clouds in the later afternoon. Chandra said we should start for Kalapathar as he felt it would clear up - and sure enough, the snow stopped and the sun came out. We made it to the summit in snow and ice.

From this mountain, we took fantastic views of Mt. Everest and Lhotse. We saw an avalanche and heard the cracking sounds coming from the Khumbu glacier. The valley we hiked was very interesting. It surpassed my expectations. I had no idea how many memorials there would be erected for the Everest climbers. It's a sight to see. There were many stupas and monasteries. There are many rock faces that have a Buddha painted or adorned with prayer flags and the rows of prayer wheels to spin. The landscape goes from lush vegetation to flower trees, to pine trees and then the tree line to tundra and almost a moonscape. The children were fun to play with and photograph. As we headed down the valley to Lukla, my wife became sick and we saw that she couldn't hike all the way down. Our great guides arranged for a horse for her to ride so we wouldn't miss our plane. At Lukla, I took my wife to a new, wonderful hospital where she was treated and given medicine. When we reached Kathmandu, there was a strike by the Maoist Communist Party that closed all of the businesses. Jagat again came to our rescue by getting a van and getting us to the airport. He, Chet and Chandra babysat us to make sure we got through the security hassle and on to the right plane. I can't imagine anyone doing anything more or better that Jagat, Chet, and Chandra could have done to make this a wonderful experience that exceeded our expectations. I recommend his services to you if you're planning to go anywhere in Nepal or Tibet. It was my dream trip come true.
Everest Base Camp Trek
Bob Hacken / Catherine L. Bordner,
HOOD RIVER, OREGON 97031 USA

Dreams of trekking in the Himalaya.
May 2010

In April/May 2010 I was part of a group of nine individuals who used Jagat Lama to coordinate our trek to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp. From taking care of obtaining our TIMS cards on the first day all the way through to seeing us off to the airport in Kathmandu when our trip was finished, Jagat took care of everything. Trust me when I say that there are a lot of details that need tending to in between the two above events. Jagat and his crew exceeded all expectations and made our trip stress free. This fact allows one to concentrate of the arduous task of getting to Base Camp while trusting Jagat and his crew to care of the daily details such as obtaining food and shelter. I highly recommend that you do as I did and have Jagat and his crew work with you to meet your Nepali dreams of trekking in the Himalaya.
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Tom Tracey,
Rose Valley, WA USA

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