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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Basecamp TrekkingThe Annapurna Sanctuary is the perfect introduction to Himalayan trekking. A classic trek into the heart of the mighty Himal with unsurpassed views - an unbeatable medium length trek.

Trip Description This trek is one of the most popular in Nepal and for good reason. ABC is surrounded by a cirque of awe-inspiring peaks, including the awesome south face of Annapurna I (8,091m), in a natural amphitheatre which is quite simply mind-blowing.

Our trek starts from Pokhara with a short drive to the road head. We ascend well-trodden trails through terraced farmland and traditional villages. As we climb through ancient oak and rhododendron forest, across sparkling streams and past waterfalls, the world of snow and ice starts to unfold above us. This combination of pretty villages and terraced fields of millet and rice, coupled by the majestic splendour of Machapuchare (6,993m), Annapurna I and Hiunchuli (6,441m) make this an extremely rewarding trek.

Climbing up the Modi Khola valley towards the sanctuary we are teased with views of towering peaks and dizzyingly high rock walls with waterfalls tumbling down into the roar of the river below.

As the gorge widens, we ascend to Machapuchare Base Camp (3,700m) on the lateral moraine of Annapurana South glacier. The steady climb up to ABC reveals the full splendour of this natural amphitheatre. When we reach our destination, we are spoilt with 360 sq views of Himalayan peaks.

We walk out along a different route to our approach and enjoy the views of Annapurna I from a different angle. A short diversion up to Poon Hill (3,190m) before leaving the Annapurna Conservation Area offers us a chance to obtain great views of another Himalayan giant - Dhaulagiri (8,167m). The sunrise views from here are legendary. } Upon our return to Pokhara, we relax in our luxurious hotel, well satisfied with our journey into the 'Throne of the Mountain Gods'.

Day    Description
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer hotel 1350m.
Day 02: Kathmandu culture tour am. At leisure pm.
Day 03: Flight to Pokhara. Commence trek. Trek to Dhampus (1,650m)
Day 04: Trek to Landruk (1,565m)
Day 05: Descend to Newbridge (1,340m) and then climb to Chromrong (2,170m)
Day 06: Trek to Doban (2,506m)
Day 07: Ascend to Machapuchare Base Camp (3,700m)
Day 08: Ascend from MBC to ABC (4,130m). Afternoon exploring the Sanctuary
Day 09: Descend to Himalaya Lodge (2,920m)
Day 10: Descend to Chromrong (2,170m)
Day 11: Climb through forest to Bantanti (2,520m).
Day 12: Ascend to Ghorepani (2,750m).
Day 13: Sunrise view from Poon Hill (3,190m). Descend 3000 stone steps to Ulleri
Day 14: Walk to road head and drive back to Pokhara. Check into hotel.
Day 15: Fly to Kathamndu
Day 16: Fly Home

- Tea-houses on trek - 11 nights
- Kathmandu hotel - 3 nights
- Pokhara hotel - 1 night

Date: 2008
- 2-17 Oct
- 9-24 Oct
- 16-31 Oct
- 3 Oct - 7 Nov
- 30 Oct- 14 Nov
- 6-21 Nov
- 13-28 Nov
- 20 Nov - 5 Dec
- 27 Nov - 12 Dec
- 4-19 Dec
- 11 -26 Dec

At a Galance
Duration: 16 Days / 15Nights
Accommodation: Hotel / Tea-house
Transport: Return flight Kathmandu-Pokhara, minibus transfers
Activities: Trekking
Group Sizes: Min 4 / Max 12

Date: 2009
- 19 Feb - 6 March
- 26 Feb - 13 March
- 5-20 March
- 12-27 March
- 19 March - 3 April
- 26 March - 10 April
- 2-17 April
- 9-24 April
Grading: Moderate
Max altitude: 4,500m

Cost Includes:
All internal flights and minibus transfers, guided tour of Kathmandu, accommodation, Sirdar/guide, medical kit, porters, and local staff. All food and refreshments on trek, B and B in Kathmandu and Pokhara hotel.

Cost does not includes:
Flights to/from Nepal, entry visa, airport and departure taxes, alcoholic and aerated beverage.