Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Comfort

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Comfort

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Comfort

16 Days Starting in Kathmandu and ending in

Visiting: Nepal

Tour operator:

World Expeditions

Tour code:

ABC

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 16

Physical rating:

Introductory to Moderate

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Tour Overview

Annapurna is the 10th highest peak in the world. It was the first 8000 metre peak ever summitted, in June 1950 by a French expedition led by Maurice Herzog. The tale of this epic climb is told in one of the most fascinating narrations of mountaineering adventure in the book 'Annapurna' also written by Maurice Herzog. Our trek to Annapurna Base Camp is by comparison a far more tame proposition, however the big mountain views are still the same as we ascend through villages and terraced farmland to the alpine environments found at the higher elevations around base camp. This is a stunning trek in the heart of the Annapurna range.

Highlights

  • Revel in breathtaking vistas trekking amongst the Annapurna Range

  • Immerse yourself in Nepali life as you trek through Gurung Villages

  • Journey into the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary for sublime panoramic views

  • Experience two spectacular Himalayan mountain flights between Kathmandu and Pokhara

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In Kathmandu (1330M).

You will be met by a representative of World Expeditions and transferred to the Radisson hotel. Remainder of the afternoon at leisure. A pre-trek briefing will be given around 4.30-5pm where arrangements will be made for the distribution of your kit bag, sleeping bag and down/fibrefill jacket. This evening we will head out for dinner, this is a great opportunity to get acquainted with your fellow group members.
Overnight: Radisson Hotel

Day 2 : Free Day In Kathmandu

Today you have a full day to explore Kathmandu’s bustling streets and significant landmarks. You may wish to start by exploring the city’s two most important World Heritage Listed spiritual sites: Pashupatinath, Nepal’s most sacred Hindu temple and an important cremation site; and Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal and the most sacred Tibetan Buddhist shrine outside of Tibet. Alternatively you could wander through the markets and shops of the busy Thamel precinct or explore some more of the city’s significant sites such as Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) or the World Heritage Listed plazas of Patan, Bhaktapur or Durbar Square.
Overnight: Radisson Hotel

Day 3 : Fly To Pokhara, Commence Trek To Ghandruk (1940M) - Walk Approx 2 Hours

This morning we take a flight west to Pokhara, Nepal’s second largest town (820m). In good weather we are greeted with sights of the entire Annapurna Range. From here we drive for three hours alongside the Kali Gandaki river and through foothills and valleys to Kimche. On arrival we will begin our walk to Ghandruk, our first overnight stop.
Overnight: Exclusive eco-comfort camp

Day 4 : To Tadapani (2650M) - Walk Approx. 4 Hours

Our trail meanders uphill through fields and into forest of rhododendron, magnolia and lichen covered fig. We pass by waterfalls that cascade down narrow gullies that provide the perfect home for many small ferns and delicate plants such as exotic orchids bursting with colour. We reach Tadapani which is a small village home to our eco lodge, where we will spend the night.
Overnight: Eco-lodge

Day 5 : Trek To Chhomrong (2170M) - Walk Approx. 6-7 Hours

The trail today today seesus descend steeply into the valley below beforecrossing another of the famous Nepalese suspension bridges. The route undulates as he we head to Taglung village and then we have a steady ascent to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a village which offers spectacular views of Annapurna South & Machapuchare.
Overnight: Eco lodge

Day 6 : Trek To Bamboo (2310M), Walk Approx. 4 Hours

Here, the trail descends via a stone staircase, eventually crossing the Chhomrong Khola. We climb high above the Modi Khola, traveling its west bank, and pass through forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. This portion of the day’s trek is followed by yet another ascent to Kuldighar before finally descending a long, steep, stone staircase to the village of Bamboo.
Overnight: Eco lodge

Day 7 : Trek To Deurali (3200M),Walk Approx. 5-6 Hours

Today's destination is Deurali via the impressive limestone Hinku Caves. The path is undulating with well defined paths, including a significant amount of stone steps. We climb steeply on zig- zagging stone paths to eventually reach Deurali and our accommodation for the night.
Overnight: Eco lodge

Day 8 : Machapuchare Base Camp (3900M), Walk Approx. 3-4 Hours

After walking for 2 to 3 hours, we enter the Annapurna Sanctuary. Finally, we reach Machapuchare Base Camp, a grassy moraine platform within a huge amphitheater enclosed by a solid wall of snow-capped peaks which include Annapurna I, Annapurna III and the impressive fish tail spire of Machapuchare.
Overnight: Eco lodge

Day 9 : Annapurna South Base Camp (4131M), Walk Approx. 2-3 Hours

As you reach Annapurna South Base Camp, witness awesome picturesque landscapes, majestic panoramic view of snow-capped mountainous peaks and varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna South.
Overnight: Eco lodge

Day 10 : Return To Derauli (3200M), Walk Approx. 3-4 Hours

The return journey is no less spectacular and generally a bit more downhill. The descent offers a different perspective of the mountain scenery we enjoyed on the ascent.
Overnight: Eco lodge

Day 11 : Return To Bamboo (2310M) Walk Approx 5 Hours

Today's trek sees us return to the village of Bamboo
Overnight: Eco lodge

Day 12 : To Chhomrong (2170M), Walk Approx. 5-6 Hours

We descend a long, stone staircase through bamboo and rhododendrons forests through Kuldighar continuing through beautiful rhododendron forests and down to Sinuwa. From Sinuwa, the trail leads downhill to the Modi Khola, closing the day with a steep climb to Chhomrong.
Overnight: Eco lodge

Day 13 : To Landruk (1640M), Walk Approx. 6 Hours

From Chhomrong, the trek heads to Landruk – descending gently through forests. We camp overnight with views offering, yet another, picturesque, panoramic view of Annapurna South.
Overnight: Exclusive eco-comfort camp

Day 14 : Trek To Syauli Bhatti And Drive Pokhara, Walk Approx. 3 Hours, Drive 3 Hours

Trek downhill through villages and terraced fields to Syauli Bazaar, then onto Nayapul before being transported back to Pokhara for an overnight stay at a hotel.
*It is important to us that this trek follows few of the commercial tea-house trails. Accordingly the route may be varied at the discretion of the group leader. Note that the approximate walking hours include rest stops and can vary due to trail or weather conditions.

Day 15 : Fly Pokhara To Kathmandu

After breakfast we transfer to the airport for our fight to Kathmandu, a spectacular mountain flight along the face of the Himalaya. On arrival we transfer to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight: Radisson Hotel

Day 16 : Trip Concludes Kathmandu.

After breakfast arrangements cease unless further arrangements have been made. Those people travelling by aircraft to further destinations will be transferred to the airport.

What's Included

  • 15 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 12 dinners, including all meals on trek valued at US$600

  • Flight Kathmandu/Pokhara return valued at US$266

  • Airport transfers if arriving on day 1 and 16 or if you booked pre/post tour accommodation at the Radisson through World Expeditions

  • Expert bilingual guide

  • Group medical kit

  • Good quality accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a twinshare basis

  • Accommodation in eco lodges (non-private) or exclusive eco-comfort camps

  • The use of a World Expeditions trek pack including sleeping bag, down or fibre filled jacket and insulated mat valued at $500

  • Souvenir World Expeditions kit bag

  • Private vehicle transportation

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What You Carry

In your daypack you will need to carry extra warm clothing (depending on the altitude, location and weather), a rainjacket, water bottle, camera gear, valuables and personal items such as sunscreen, lip balm etc. Porters carry all group gear and your trek pack.

Accommodation

4 nights hotel
In Kathmandu we stay at the comfortable, well located Radisson Hotel. The Radisson Hotel is situated in Lazimpat, a quiet and central area of Kathmandu. Only a short 12 minute walk to the main tourist district of Thamel, the Radisson acts as a base for World Expeditions travellers. The hotel has a World Expeditions tour desk in the foyer, free WIFI, a pool and bar, gymnasium, restaurants, room service, currency exchange and free luggage storage whilst you are on trip. A hearty buffet breakfast is included with every night stay in the Radisson.
For some of the nights on the trek, we use local eco-lodges where twin rooms are not available. On these nights accommodation will be in a 4 berth multi-share dormitory.

Grading

These adventures involve trekking for up to 6 or 7 hours a day at a steady pace. These trips may spend successive days at altitudes not generally exceeding 4,500m and are usually between 10 and 15 days in duration. You will need a good level of fitness and be in good health.
* Suggested preparation: 45 minutes of aerobic type exercise, three to five times a week for the three months leading up to your trip. Hill walking with a pack in variable weather conditions or road cycling is also recommended depending upon the activity you plan to undertake.

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  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    We have offices on three continents which means your travelling companions will be just that – international and wonderfully eclectic. Part of small group travel means that although travellers come from various locations and backgrounds, you will be travelling with like-minded companions who, like you, are keen to share the experience and forge lifelong friendships.

  • What about environmental impact?

    We believe that adventure travel revolves around establishing a strong relationship with the people and environments in which we operate. Our responsible travel policies have been carefully developed to ensure that we minimise the impact of our presence and help to protect the regions we visit while contributing positively to the local community.

  • What should I pack?

    Your pre-departure documents include a detailed packing list with items that you need to bring. While most of the equipment for daily activities is included in your tour cost, some items like helmets and hiking boots are best brought from home. The pre-departure documents also include information on layering and recommended brands for various items to ensure you are fully prepared for your trip.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Yes. World Expeditions does not require single travellers to pay a surcharge for travelling alone on the vast majority of our trips. Our holidays are primarily on a twin share basis, so if you are joining the group as a solo traveller, we will match you with someone of your own gender. The choice is yours however; if you prefer not to share, we do offer single supplements for private occupancy.

  • Are tips included in my trip price?

    Tips are not included in the tour cost. Tipping is a personal thing, do not worry about how much, or when, to tip. Tipping guidelines are provided for certain destinations in our pre departure information upon booking, however the best advice will be provided by your tour leader.

  • Am I suited to small-group travel?

    We recognise that many of our travellers have not been on a ‘group trip’ before. Yet what our departures provide is both structure and flexibility, allowing you plenty of freedom within the framework of the itinerary. You’ll find that with our maximum group size at 16, you’ll travel in a minimal impact style with a great group of like-minded travellers.

  • Can you advise which vaccinations are recommended?

    While our pre-departure kit provides information on vaccinations, we suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Reviews from travellers on this tour

Kerrie Robinson(Werrington, NSW Australia)  

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Comfort

24 Nov 2022

I had a wonderful time with a fantastic leader and crew. Our guide was amazing and could answer all the questions as well as helping us all. Finish the trek

Liz C.(Newcastle, UK)  

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Comfort

11 Dec 2019

Absolutely wonderful trip! My first time trekking in Nepal and I was anxious about managing ABC but the porters and guide Binod, especially, were very supportive and well organised and we had wonderful meals prepared by Tika and so it was very manageable. An unforgettable experience! I would recommend WE and would use them again.

Gail Burke(East Tamworth, NSW Australia)  

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Comfort

10 May 2023

Our trip was brilliant.Trekking for 12 days was something new to me. Thanks to the perfect organisation and planning I was so proud to achieve such a trek. The leadership of Bir Singh Gurung was exceptional. He was supportive, reassuring and made the whole trip a wonderful success. His immediate team where brilliant. I could not recommend this team more! Thank you for an amazing experience.

E. Wuelfing(Boise, ID, USA)  

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Comfort

19 Nov 2017

This was my 6th trip with WE and the crew on this trip was superior. Sanjay was the best leader to date. Great trip!

P. Hall(Wilsons Creek, NSW)  

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Comfort

24 Nov 2018

PROFESSIONAL, PERSONABLE AND PRACTICAL! WHAT A TRIP!

Rohan Anderson(Kaling, QLD Australia)  

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Comfort

25 Oct 2023

Lots of steps and ups and downs. More low altitude foothill and warm rainforest walking than we expected but the 2-3 days above the tree line made it all worthwhile. We loved the little tea house accommodations although sometimes getting enough rooms for all of us was tricky for the guides. We did not enjoy the two nights we stayed in tents. They were cramped for two people and were right next to perfectly good tea houses. The lowlands and villages were interesting but the company could possibly make more effort to get us involved with the communities rather than attempting to keep us in our own tent complex out of town a bit. An attempt to show us how people live and to get us interacting with locals would be good. Our guides were great. We felt comfortable trusting them with our lives. The food and crew were great although tended to keep to themselves which was a shame as we get to interact with westerners all the time at home. In general I would recommend this trip to others.

Carl Taylor(Macclesfield Cheshire, United Kingdom)  

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Comfort

26 Mar 2024

Wonderful trek with fantastic views on every day A great variety of landscapes Very well looked after with excellent food and safe water provided three times a day throughout "In comfort"though is misleading as some of the tea houses chosen were not of the best quality which was a shame Also enjoyed having a full day in both Kathmandu and Pokhara.Accommodation in both cities was excellent and the internal flight was spectacular

Kirsty Pledge(Cairns North, QLD Australia)  

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Comfort

14 Nov 2023

Overall great itinerary - food provided by teahouse and squashed rooms weren't ideal.

Tomas Plodr(Mosman, NSW Australia)  

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Comfort

21 Nov 2022

1. We camped at Landruk & Gandruk and I thought it was unnecessary given the amount of nice accommodation in both towns. Instead the WE tents were placed on donkey grazing grounds behind dead hotels. 2. My partner suffered AMS at 3,300m and the group leader was outstanding at sorting out the problem. 3. The tips required have effectively doubled from the WE guidelines as inflation is rampant. We paid A$260pp in tips for a 12 day trek.

S. Coates(Singapore)  

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Comfort

20 Nov 2017

Had the most amazing experience trekking up to Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill with a group of 8 friends, supported by 23 terrific porters, sherpas and cooks, led by a wonderful man, 'Meet'. Trip very satisfying from a cultural, social and physical viewpoint and left me wanting more. Would fully recommend- in fact, planning our next adventure!

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