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Trip Introduction


This is one of the most beautifully diverse treks in the world  providing mostly moderate hiking, mesmerizing scenery and a mix of cultural heritage that any other trek in Nepal can offer. The major ethnic group in this area are the Gurung peopl,  historically famous for serving as soldiers in the British Gorkha Army.

This trek begins from a sub-tropical valley and climb up to a glaciated alpine zone through oak and rhododendron forests. The hike leads us to the famous sunrise view point of Poon Hill, where we can enjoy the breath taking, 360-degree view of the Annapurna range. We ultimately make our way to Machapuchare Base Camp where we will stay before ascending to the alpine mountain sanctuary of Annapurna Base Camp (13,550 ft.). The peak highlights of this trek are amazing views of Mt. Machapuchare (22,943 ft.), Mt. Dhulagiri (26,794 ft.) and Mt. Annapurna South (26,545 ft.).

  • DAY 1 Arrival in Kathmandu

  • DAY 2 Kathmandu Cultural Tour & Trek Preparation

  • DAY 3 Flight to Pokhara, Drive to Naya Pul, Trek to Tikhedhunga

  • DAY 4 Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani

  • DAY 5 Visit to Poon Hill and Trek to Tadapani

  • DAY 6 Tadapani to Chhomrong

  • DAY 7 Chhomrong to Bamboo

  • DAY 8 Bamboo to Deurali

  • DAY 9 Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp

  • DAY 10 Retrace to Bamboo

  • DAY 11 Bamboo to Jhinu Danda

  • DAY 12 Retrace to Naya Pul and Drive back to Pokhara

  • DAY 13 Flight to Kathmandu

  • DAY 14 Final departure

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers, Trek Transfers and Internal flights (Kathmandu- Pokhara -Kathmandu).
  • Four Star Hotel Accomodation with Breakfast in Kathmandu (3 Nights).
  • Four Star Hotel Accomodation with Breakfast in Pokhara (1 Night).
  • Cultural Tour in Kathmandu in comfortable private vechiel with the service of english speaking Tour Guide.
  • Trek Accommodation in best avilable Tea House Lodges/Guest Houses with Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Service of Local Trekking Leader/Guide & Porters.
  • All necessary paperwork , trekking permits, government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • International flights.
  • Any visa fees.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu unless mentioned.
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, Hot water shower during the trek, etc.)
  • Tips for Trekking Crews, Tour Guide & Driver.
  • Any things not mentioned in Includes.

Itineary


  • DAY 1Arrival in Kathmandu

    • 1,300m/4,264ft
    • Hotel in Kathmandu
    • Welcome Dinner

    Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be received by our representative and transferred to your Hotel. If arrive early mid-day is free to venture around the city close to your hotel. Welcome dinner in a Nepali Way at the hotel.

  • DAY 2Kathmandu Cultural Tour & Trek Preparation

    • 1,300m/4,264ft
    • Hotel in Kathmandu
    • Breakfast and Lunch

    Ater breakfast, we will have a full day guided cultural tour to three of the famous UNESCO heritage sites in Kathmandu. We will first visit; the stupa of Swayambhunath (Moneky Temple),the Buddhist shrine is considered to be over 2000 years. Followed by beautifully designed ancient city Patan, Once, an independent and mighty kingdom of the Kathmandu Valley and lastly Pashupatinath, a sacred Hindu temple located on the banks of Bagmati River also considered the holiest cremation ground for Hindus.

  • DAY 3Flight to Pokhara, Drive to Naya Pul, Trek to Tikhedhunga

    • 1480m/4856 ft
    • 9.2 Km/4-5 hours
    • Tea House Lodge
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    After early breakfast, Transfer to Domestic Airport for 25 minutes flight to Pokhara (827m/2713 ft). Upon arrival in Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, we will take 90 minutes drive through Pokhara-Baglung highway passing a beautiful Lumle village towards Nayapul (1070m/3510ft), the starting point of our trek. Following Modi River, we will walk past forest of blooming rhododendron and cross small stream. We can stop by Birethanti for a lunch break. We cross a couple of bridges and continue walking until we reach the village of Tikhedhuga. Upon arrival in Tikhudhuga (1480m/4856 ft), we check into our lodge, freshen up and have free time until dinner is served. Our guides will provide the plan for the next day.

  • DAY 4Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani

    • 2,750 m/ 9,020 ft
    • 12.9 Km/9-8 hours
    • Tea House Lodge
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    After breakfast, hit back to the trail. We will cross a small wooden bridge and start to ascend. It is a long climb up the hills to the village of Ulleri (2,070m/6,791ft). The trail goes uphill through fields and rhododendron trees. We will cross the Magar village of Banthanti enjoying spectacular views of the great mountains. We will cross the small river and climb to Nangethanti and finally to Ghorepani. The word Ghorepani, translates into ‘Horse-water’ due to its importance as a campsite for past traders. We will come across mule trains carrying loads of foodstuffs; this is the traditional trade route to higher places and to Tibet. There are many shops in Ghorepani, it is one of the busiest village in the region and we will have the opportunity to explore the village. There are also amazing views of the surrounding mountains, including Annapurna South, the Nilgiri mountains and Mt. Dhulagiri. We check into our lodge and have free time until dinner is served. Our guides will provide the plan for the next day.

  • DAY 5Visit to Poon Hill and Trek to Tadapani

    • 3,210m/10,529ft
    • 8-9 hours
    • Tea House Lodge
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    This morning we wake up before the sun rises and hike up to the summit of Poon Hill to witness the most fascinating and mesmerizing sunrise view reflecting over Dhaulagiri Mountain (8167m), Annapurna I Mountain (8091m), Annapurna II Mountain (7937m), Annapurna III Mountain (7855m), Annapurna IV Mountain (7525m), Annapurna South Mountain (729m), Nilgiri Mountain (6940m), Tukuche Mountain (6920m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and many more mountains. we also get incredible views of Mustang and Pokhara.

    After enjoying to fullest, taking some photographs and having some hot beverage, we descend back to Ghorepani. Upon arrival back in Ghorepani, we pack our gear and have breakfast. After breakfast, we begin our walk East and climb an adjacent ridge before descending through a rhododendron forest. we will cross the Deurali Pass and then walk down to the village of Banthanti. This village is below a hill and has a beautiful river passing through it. The people here are mostly Gurungs. From Banthanti we will start to hike a small hill at the end of which lies the village of Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft). Upon arrival in Tadapani, we check into our lodge and have free time until dinner is served. Our guides will deliver the plan for the next day.

  • DAY 6Tadapani to Chhomrong

    • 2,170m/7,120ft
    • 6-7 hours
    • Tea House Lodge
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Today after breakfast, we begin walking down a steep trail through a dense rhododendron forest. The forest trail ends, and our trail opens up to beautifully terraced fields. We then ascend steadily for about 5 kilometers along a few waterfalls before reaching a suspension bridge. Then, few more miles on Ups and Downs terrain until we reach the village of Chhomrong. It is a beautiful village right below the giant Annapurna massive. we check into our lodge and have free time until dinner is served.

  • DAY 7Chhomrong to Bamboo

    • 2,310m/7,578ft
    • 5-6 hours
    • Tea House Lodge
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    This morning after breakfast, we leave Chhomrong and descends 2,500 stone steps before crossing the Chhomrong river.We cross a suspension bridge over the river and begin an uphill climb to village of Sinuwa. We then pass through a beautiful forest to the village of Kuldihar and then we continue on an easy descent to Bamboo. Upon arrival in Bamboo, we check into our lodge and have free time before dinner is served. Our guides will deliver the plan for the next day.

  • DAY 8Bamboo to Deurali

    • 3,230m/10,595ft
    • 3-4 hours
    • Tea House Lodge
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    After breakfast, we begin ascending slowly through a bamboo forest which is usually damp and cold due to hidden from the sunlight. We then walk uphill on a trail which is sometimes steep. After a while, the forest opens up and we are out in the sun again with amazing views of the glacial river below. The vegetation becomes thinner as we go higher. It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here our trail descends to a river before ascending to Deurali, allowing spectacular views of the surrounding hills, valley and Mt. Dhaulagiri. When we arrive in Deurali, we check into our lodge and have free time until dinner is served. Our guides will deliver the plan for the next day.

  • DAY 9Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp

    • 4,130m/13,545ft
    • 5-6 hours
    • Tea House Lodge
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    This morning we wake up earlier than usual, have breakfast and begin ascending slowly. The trail leads over a glacial river bed and then sticks to a rocky cliff which is steep sometimes. We continue to walk for a couple of hours until we reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC 3700m/12135ft). From here we get excellent views of Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna mountains. After lunch, We continue to ascend gently to the Annapurna Base Camp. During our ascent we can appreciate remarkable views of the Himalayan panorama. it is amazing experience to reach the base camp of Mt. Annapurna, surrounded by magnificent peaks. we will take photographs and hang out for some time before checking into our lodge for dinner and a good night’s sleep. Our guides will provide the plan for the next day.

  • DAY 10Retrace to Bamboo

    • 2310m/7578ft
    • 7-8 hours
    • Tea House Lodge
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    After breakfast this morning, we pack our bags and begin the descent back to the village of Bamboo. From Annapurna Base Camp our trail rapidly descends past the Machhapuchhre Base camp, Deurali, and Doban and finally to Bamboo. Today’s trek is downhill, and we shall be retracing our steps, so it should not be that difficult. Upon arrival in Bamboo, we check into our lodge and have free time to rest until being served dinner. Our guides will provide the plan for the next day.

  • DAY 11Bamboo to Jhinu Danda

    • 1,760m/5,770 ft
    • 5-6 hours
    • Tea House Lodge
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    From Bamboo, we trek to the village of Kuldighar and retrace our step back to the Chhomrong river before climbing the many steps up to the village of Chhomrong. There we take a lunch break and then descends to Jhinu Danda. We take the less travelled path to the village of Jhinu through rain forests and farms. At Jhinu Danda, just few minutes’ walk from our lodge we can enjoy the amazing hot spring to relax and soak our aching muscles. we can spend the rest of the afternoon taking a rest and relaxing.

  • DAY 12Retrace to Naya Pul and Drive back to Pokhara

    • 1,760m/5,770 ft
    • 6 hours
    • Hotel in Pokhara
    • Breakfast & Lunch

    After Breakfast, we pack our bags, and retrace to Naya Pul from where we began the trek. Our trek today takes us through the amazing scenery and villages of the Nepali hillsides. We stop in a village to have lunch and continue to Naya Pul. Upon arrival in Nayapul, we say goodbye to our porters and board our vehicle back to Pokhara the beautiful lake city. Check into hotels take showers and have free time to venture around the beautiful lake side.

  • DAY 13Flight to Kathmandu

    • 1,300m/4,264ft
    • Breakfast and Dinner
    • Hotel in Kathmandu

    After Breakfast, we fly back to Kathmandu and check into our pre booked hotel. Rest of the day is free for independent activities. In the evening we will be having farewell dinner hosted by Travel House Nepal.

  • DAY 14Final departure

    • Breakfast

    Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! After Breakfast, Free till departure. Transfer to the airport to connect with the onward flight.

  • Please Note

    Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

No. of person Start Date End Date Status Cost
5 May 12, 2018 May 26, 2018 open 1100 Book Now

Trip Details


The Trekking Group

For this trek there will be one leader, assistant leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters for carrying luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the trek for groups of any size but we after years of experience we have found a maximum of twelve people to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to book this trip for a larger group then that can be arranged too.

Accommodations

We will be accommodated in a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD ——-. We will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

Meals

During our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the teahouse or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu.

Leader(s) & Staff Arrangements

The most significant thing that makes this trek, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful leader(s) and the crew members with the ability of operating our days on the mountain smoothly. Our trip will be led by the best and most professional leaders. All of Travel House Nepal’s leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Travel House Nepal only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region(s). The trek and expedition leaders have undergone the following trainings:

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Trekking Guide Training
  • Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet
  • English Language
  • Conservation and Biodiversity
  • Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)

Porter Care

Though often overlooked, it’s no exaggeration to say the entire trekking and expedition industry in Nepal is built on the back of hard-working local porters. It is their tireless efforts carrying supplies, equipment and baggage that make journeying to these remote areas possible. Therefore, we are firmly committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand.

Environmental Concerns

The Everest Region is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as much as we do. Therefore, we believe that the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. Travel House Nepal employs a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. Travel House Nepal, therefore, enforces a number of do’s and don’ts. Please talk to your trek leader to avoid environmental impacts.

Travel Insurance

It is a condition upon joining any of Travel House Nepal’s trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don’t arrange or sell insurance.

Acclimatization

This trek’s itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. During this trip, we take rest in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 6-7 hours a day with a light rucksack. In some days we might even need to walk for 7 to 8 hours. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness, have a positive attitude and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly is good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Travel House Nepal before booking the trek. We also recommend that you consult your doctor(s) before the trip.

Best Time to Travel

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for this trip. Although this trip can be taken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

Equipments& Packing List

This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk (*)are provided by Travel House Nepal inclusive in the service. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler’s checks, etc.

Head

  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body

  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Hands

  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Lower Body

  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Feet

  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Sleeping

  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Rucksack and Travel Bags

  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Medical

  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Practical Items

  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Toiletries

  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Personal Hygiene

  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Extras/Luxuries

  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Start $2349 Per Person

Trip Info

  •   TRIP CODE

    THN-ABC14-PRE

  •   TRIP COST

    $2349

  •   GROUP SIZE

    2-14 People

  •   DURATION

    14 Days

  •   DESTINATION

    Nepal

  •   ACTIVITY LEVEL

    Moderate

  •   TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

    Trekking, Great Mountain Views, Local Culture, Delicious Local Cuisine

  •   MAX ALTITUDE

    4,130 m/13,545 ft

  •   MIN ALTITUDE

    1,300m/4,264ft

  •   MEALS

    Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Three meals during the trek.

  •   ACCOMODATION

    Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Local Tea houses during the trek

  •  BEST SEASON

    March to May | September to November