Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Nepal, 2017

BuffyFish and Bohemian Adventures, bring to you, a trek to Annapurna Base Camp.

This trek is for all adventurous individuals above 16 years of age.

Annapurna, Nepal

Annapurna is not just a mountain; rather it is a 55 kilometer long massif in the Nepal Himalayas, including hundreds of peaks and glaciers, along with the tenth highest mountain, Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m). It is also the main source of Sapta Gandaki river system, earning the status ‘Goddess of Food’.

In the year 1950 Mt Annapurna became the first mountain above 8000 meters to be climbed. This pioneering feat in mountaineering was achieved by French nationals, Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal who were part of an all French team lead by Maurice Herzog.

Annapurna Circuit which takes around 2 weeks is the most popular trail in this region due to its diverse landscape ranging from sub-tropical forests to high alpine peaks and passes then to barren trans-Himalayan region.

The trek

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp on the other hand is a totally different experience. It takes around 8-10 days. The base camp is located in the heart of the region and surrounded by the Himalayas in a 360 degree range.

Even the trail on the ridge of Mt. Mardi, above 3500 m, is becoming popular for its on top scenic view and less crowd. Along with international popularity, the best part of trekking in this region are the well maintained trekking trails and sustainable facilitated tea-house lodges which makes trekking in this region easy and safe.

This is certainly one of the best trekking destinations in the Himalayas. The experience of being surrounded by mountains, glaciers and moraines in all directions is just mind blowing. Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhre), which is seen towards north of Pokhara is now at south, Mt. Annapurna I is at north, Mt. Annapurna South is west (seems just a few hours walk to the top) and Mt. Himchuli, Tent Peak, etc towards the east.

Itinerary

Day 0 – Kathmandu – Pokhara
Day 1 – Pokahra – Nayapul – 1.5hrs (By Car) – 1010m, Nayapul – Jhinu – 6hrs – 1750m
Day 2 – Jhinu – Bamboo 8-9hrs 2310m
Day 3 – Bamboo – Machhapuchhre Base Camp – 10hrs – 3700m
Day 4 – Machhapuchhre Base Camp – Annapurna Base Camp – 4hrs – 4130m, Annapurna Base Camp – Machhapuchhre Base Camp – 3hrs – 3700m
Day 5 – Machhapuchhre Base Camp – Sinuwa – 6-7hrs – 2350m
Day 6 – Sinuwa – Jhinu – 3-4hrs – 1750m
Jhinu Hot Spring – 40 mins (round trip) 1780m
Day 7 – Jhinu – Nayapul – 6hrs – 1010m, Nayapul – Pokhara – 1.5hrs (By Car)
Day 8 – Pokhara – Kathmandu

Cost of the trek

With Kathmandu-Pokhara Return Flight

Rs 90,000/- per person

Inclusions

1. Tea house lodging, 3 vegetarian meals (any 2 items of the menu at Breakfast and 1 dish for Lunch and Dinner) and 3 teas for all members of the team for the number of trekking days mentioned above on twin sharing basis.
2. Experienced and mountaineering qualified, English speaking, first-aid trained trekking leader and guides (1 guide to every 3 clients).
3. All National Park permits, entry fees and the TIMS card.
4. All porterage charges, with 1 porter for 2 clients. (Includes porter fees, stay, meals, insurance, equipment, etc.) Please note that a maximum of 10kgs of luggage is permissible per person for the trek.
5. Medical First Aid in case of minor ailments.
6. Land transport from Pokhara to the Road Head at Nayapul and back.
7. 2 nights in a 3* hotel in Pokhara with breakfast on twin sharing basis.
8. Four season sleeping bag and walking stick (which must be returned at the end of the trek. The cost incurred due to loss or damaging of any item will be borne by the concerned person).
9. Trail packs with dry fruits and juice for all the days of the trek.
10.Welcome and farewell dinners.
11. Vehicle transfer from your port of arrival to the Hotel and from the Hotel to your port of departure. However, this is only within the city of Pokhara. We shall not be providing land transport from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
12. The cost also includes a Service Tax of 4.5%.

Note: In the event that a person chooses the option with the return flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara we shall also provide vehicle transfers from the airport to the Hotel and from the Hotel to the Airport.

Exclusions

1. Any and all personal expenses incurred outside of the items mentioned in the “Cost Includes” section.
2. International flights. (And domestic flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back if you have chosen the non return flight option.)
3. Excess hotel stay in Kathmandu or in Pokhara due to early arrival or late departure and also an early return from the mountain (due to any reason) other than the scheduled itinerary.
4. Excess boarding and lodging in Pokhara or in Kathmandu due to cancellation or delay of flights.
5. Any expenses arising from a medical illness or rescue needed due to high altitude sickness or any other ailment/injury/accident that requires more than basic First Aid.
6. Insurance (Medical and General).
7. Helicopter evacuation.
8. Personal expenses incurred such as soft and alcoholic beverages, laundry charges, cigarettes and telephone, solar battery recharge and internet expenses.
9. Meals, tea and hot drinking or washing up water or mineral water except as mentioned in “Cost Includes” section.
10. Baths on the trek. We would advise you to not bathe on the trek as it would exponentially increase chances of a medical ailment.
11. Excess baggage amounts levied by the local airline (The domestic twin engine flights in Nepal allow 15kg of baggage per person.
12. Tips for porters and guides.
13. Personal porter hiring.
14. Cost of bottled or boiled water, excess tea, coffee or soups other than the provided menu.

Get in Touch

For more details, write to us at tripwithbuffyfish@gmail.com or call +91-9158351185