Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp. Nepal, Himalayas
|Duration:||15 days (14 nights)|
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Route: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Tatopani – Gorepani – Pun Hill – Tadapani – Chomrong – Machapuchare Base camp – Annapurna Base camp – Chomrong – Nayapul – Pokhara – Patan – Kathmandu
Himalayan Mountain system is the world's highest and is home to the world's highest peaks, the Eight-thousanders. Most experienced climbers wish to climb Himalayan peaks. Fortunately, it is not necessary to be an experienced climber to get acquainted with these beautiful mountains. There are a lot of various treks there specially organized for those without mountaineering experience.
Annapurna is a 55 km-long massif of Himalayas in the central Nepal. It includes 8,091 m Annapurna I, thirteen additional peaks over 7,000 m and 16 more over 6,000 m. Annapurna I was the first 8,000-metre peak to be climbed by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal of a French expedition in 1950.
Annapurna Base camp trekking is one of the most famous trekking area in Nepal, which acquaint us with a splendid variety of natural beauty and remind us about heroism of first and succeeding reaching of Himalayan summits.
Advantages of this route are low complexity, variety of different landscapes and excellent views of Annapurna range peaks and typical villages. During the trek we will cross all climatic zones from the tropics to arctic deserts. Apart from that we will have a chance to view at Nepal culture, especially its capital Kathmandu, which cut to the heart by its richness, diversity and originality.
Tour price 800 euros (over 8 people group)
Tour price 1000 euros (up to 8 people group)
Full prepayment 3 months before the start of the campaign - 20% discount.
Full prepayment 1 month before the start of the campaign - 10% discount.
Tour price includes:
- Guide services
- 3 meals a day
- Cooking equipment
- Medicine chest
The tour price does not include:
- Rental of personal equipment
- Entrance fee to the National parks
- Transfer to the starting point of our route and to Oslo at the end of the trek
- Nepal's visa
- Flight to/from Kathmandu
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Day 1: Kiev – Shardga flight
We depart from Kiev at 13:55 on the 14th of November to Shardha, where we have an interlining. We overnight at the Shardga airport which is quite comfortable to sleep on the floor in sleeping-bags.
Day 2: Arrival to Nepal
In the earlier morning we take a flight from Shardga to Kathmandu. After getting visa in Kathnamdu airport (US $30) we visit an office to get necessary permissions. We will stay for the night in tourist region Tamel with a lot of cheap hotels. In the evening we walk along the city and prepare for the morning departure.
Day 3: Drive to Pokhara – Feva Lake
Drive to Pokhara will take us 6-7 hours by tourist bus, the bus stop is located near the Royal Palace. After crossing over Kathmandu slums we descend to Trisuli river, then up to its junction with Marsyangdi river and finally after Sete river we rich Pokhara. Being settled down in local hotel, we may go for a walk to Feva Lake and enjoy the views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks reflected in all its glory in the calm water of the lake.
Day 4: Transfer to Nayapul and start of the trek
We begin our trek at Nayapul after driving by private vehicle from Pokhara. Today we need to ascend 800 meters. We walk along the river and rice-field terraces. The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley past picturesque lodges and local restaurants. Overnight we stay at guesthouse in Ulleri village.
Day 5: Crossing rhododendron forest to Gorepani
We continue gradually ascending up through dense forest of rhododendron watching beautiful rhododendron and orchid flowers. Interesting fact is that rhododendron in Carpathians and Caucasus is the bush but here it reaches the size of trees. We stay overnight in Gorepani village (2860m) where we can enjoy the spectacular views of snowy tops of South Annapurna (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Nilgiri (6839m). Usually the tourists ascend to Poon Hill (3200m) as it takes about an hour to climb the top. However, the view on Annapurna range from Deurali pass, which we will reach tomorrow, is even better.
Day 6: Deorali pass and way down to the tropics
We again walk through the rhododendron forest depopulating from time to time and demonstrating Himalayan peaks. We reach Deorali pass, cross over small valleys and arrive at Tadapani village (2,630m), where we have a lunch admiring amazing view of Machapuchare (Fish Tail) summit (6,997m). Then we descend to the river and stay for the night in tropical forest in Kimrong village (1,800m).
Day 7: Deepest clove
There is a hard day today, a lot of ascending an descending. After a lunch in Chomrong village we go through the deepest clove separating Machapuchare and Annapurna. We will encamp in Bambu village (2,310m).
Day 8: Over the Modi Khola valley
From the very morning we start going along the Modi Khola river head from the South Annapurna glacier. On our way we pass the Khunku cave, where according to local legends a holy lived. Finally we reach Deorali village where we stay for the night (3,200m).
Day 9: Annapurna Base Camp
We wake up in the earlier morning and start ascending to ABC to have a look of morning colors of Annapurna. We may left unnecessary personal things in Machapuchare Base camp (3,700m). We enter the circle of Annapurna massif peaks, each of these is shining like a chipped brilliant. After reaching ABC we walk around thinking that this place is our end point while for alpinists it is just a start for heavy way up. After a lunch we come back to Deolari.
Day 10: Down to warmth
We descend to Chormong passing over Bambu. It becomes wormer with each meter down.
Day 11: Transfer to Pokhara
We walk along the Modi Khola river up and down passing over the authentic Nepal village and reach Nayapul, where we take a bus to Pokhara. We stay for the night in one of Pokhara hotels.
Day 12: Pokhara – Kathmandu
We take a transfer to Kathmandu, which takes all day because of terrain complexity, and take up a residence in the same hotel we stayed before the trek.
Day 13: Visit to Kathmandu valley
Today we plan to spend all day visiting the different places of interest of Kathmandu. In the morning we go to Patan, where we have a chance to look at numerous monuments of history and architecture. One of the most famous is the Royal Square. It will be also interesting to visit a Hinduism center of Nepal – Pashupatinatkh and Buddhist Stupa – Bodnatkh.
Day 14: Flight home
Before the flight we have a chance to walk along the Kathmandu and look at those points of interest we did not visit yesterday, such as goddess Kumari and Monkey sanctuary Svayambunatkh. After that we may have a lunch and in the evening take a flight to Shardja (if you are coming back to Kiev) or other destination.
Day 15: Arrival to Kiev
Finally we came back to breezy Kiev again. Himalayas stayed far away but they never leave our hearts.
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