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Trekking the Annapurna Base Camp

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Ms. Manju Lama

Incentive Holidays Pvt. L

Incentive Holidays offers special holiday packages with the vision of "Inspiring Freedom Travel".

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Trekking the Annapurna Base Camp

Trekking the Annapurna Base Camp along paths of scenic landscapes and lively colorful villages inhabited by diverse communities who welcome you warmly. The journey to base camp follows the valley in between the huge Himchuli & Machhapuchhre, eventually emerging into an awesome Amphitheater, where a labyrinth of mountains and Annapurna I towers almost vertically above us. Trekking with Incentive Holidays gives you the ultimate in pure adventure.

DAY 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

As you fly into Kathmandu on a clear day, the views of snow-capped mountain peaks spread down below you are almost breathtaking. This begins a memorable experience that stays with you for a long time. An escort from our office will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. At the hotel you will be briefed about your daily activities. Your first overnight in Kathmandu. Read more

1 Night in Kathmandu
DAY 2

Free at your own leisure

After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about what to do in your next free day. The choice is yours: either you can stroll around the nearby market on your own or you can opt for a half/full day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest. The cost for this extra tour is not added in the trek cost and you have to pay extra depending on the places you choose to visit. This extra tour gives you deep insights into Nepal’s iconic monuments that have been recognized by UNESCO as world heritage sites. Sansui Treks will give you an orientation on your program & you will also get the opportunity to ask us any questions you may have regarding our upcoming adventure. When this is done, you might find time to shop around the city in the evening time if you need any gears for the trek. Overnight at your hotel Read more

1 Night in Kathmandu
DAY 3

Drive to Phedi, trek to Dhampus [1700m]

We will drive to Pokhara [6-7 hrs drive] after our breakfast. After you reach Pokhara you will be directly transfered to Phedi. From there onward starts your trek on the Annapurna Mountains. As you climb uphill, you will bask in the splendor of nature and your trails become more adventurous. Finally, after walking for 3 hours, you encounter several roadside teashops and your trail finally leads to the Gurung village of Dhampus. And here concludes your trip of the day. Overnight in a tea house/lodge Read more

1 Night in Dhampus
DAY 4

Trek to Landrung [1550m]

As you hike around a ridge snout, on proceeding further, the trail takes you through Pothana and you reach Deurali. From this vantage point, you find yourself high up on the East side of the Modi Khola cascading down the Annapurna Circuit Sanctuary surrounded by complete ambience of nature. You continue to trek for four hours until you reach the picturesque Gurung settlement of Landrung. Spectacular views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli instill more excitement into your adventure spirit. Overnight in a tea house/lodge Read more

1 Night in Landrung
DAY 5

Trek to Chhomrong [2100m]

From Landrung, you march along the mountain path of stone steps, pass through a hamlet, cross a suspension bridge and then you come across dense forest of bamboo. Finding yourself in complete isolation amidst the serenity of nature can be quite an experience. Your trek does not stop here. After trekking for a while, you approach teahouses at Jhinu where you can rest and enjoy a drink or snacks. Thereafter, you resume your trek to the north, descending Daaulu and after having walked for five hours you will find yourself at Chhomrong. From Chhomrong you can get prominent and mesmerizing views of Machhapuchhare. There are many chalet-style wooden lodges and at Chhomrong where you can get accommodation and food. Read more

1 Night in Chhomrong
DAY 6

Trek to Dovan [2850m]

Crossing Chomrong Khola, you continue trekking along steep stone steps. On your trails, you bypass rhododendron-covered ridge path, mountainous terrains and forests of bamboo. As you savor awe-inspiring views of Annapurna mountain ranges and Machhapuchhare, you gather more energy and enthusiasm to explore further. During your five-hour walking, you cross Modi Khola, pass through Khuldigar, Bamboo and Dovan and finally reach Dovan where you wrap up your trip for the day. Read more

1 Night in Dovan
DAY 7

A day to rest your weary bones

You spend your entire day taking complete rest, planning for forthcoming trips and getting accustomed to your trekking destinations.

1 Night in Dovan
DAY 8

Trek to Machhapuchhare Base Camp [3700m]

Your next destination is to reach Machhapuchhare base camp. You ascend and descend as your route opens up new trails. On climbing steeply for a while, you approach Hinku Cave. This course follows zigzag paths of stones. After walking for 3 to 4 hours, you enter the Annapurna circuit Sanctuary, a huge amphitheater enclosed by a solid wall of snow-capped peaks which include Annapurna I, II, III and IV and the fish tail spire of Machhapuchhare. Several lodges and Annapurna inns are spotted at Deurali and Bagar. Finally, you will find yourself at Machhapuchhare Base Camp, a grassy moraine platform. You can rest at one of the lodges, and treat yourself with hygienic food. Read more

1 Night in MBC
DAY 9

Trek to Annapurna South Base Camp 4130m

On hiking the Annapurna circuit trail for 2 hours, you descend a small ridge branching out from the mountain pass to the mountainside with widespread terraced fields showcasing tranquil meadows and lush fertile farming land. 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 massif. Thereafter, you head back down to Dovan. Read more

1 Night in Dovan
DAY 10

Trek to Chhomrong [2100m]

As you continue climbing along the forested ridge residing in the vicinity of chains of cloud-snaring hills, a grass-covered slope opens up leading to a course descending across a rock-strewn area to the riverbed of Kali Gandaki. Kali Gandaki is the world’s deepest river gorge of great bio-geographical significance regarded as demarcating Eastern and Western avifauna. The trail up the Modi Khola passes through dense forests of rhododendron and bamboo across Annapurna mountain range. After trekking for 5 hours, you reach Chhomrong. From Chhomrong you can have prominent and mesmerizing view of Machhapuchhare. There are many chalet-style wooden lodges at Chhomrong which provide accommodation and food. Read more

1 Night in Chhomrong
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DAY 11

Trek to Ghandruk [1940m]

From Chomrong, we take an alternative route back to Pokhara, via Ghorepani. As you skirt through flatland, forests and terraced fields, a suspension bridge comes your way. On crossing this suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, you enter beautiful village of Ghandruk after walking for 3 to 4 hours. You get to witness unique culture, tradition and custom of Gurung community. Ghandruk offers excellent views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre. It accommodates several hotels and teahouses. Camping in its terraced fields can be very exciting and adventurous. Read more

1 Night in Ghandruk
DAY 12

Trek to Ghorepani [2880m]

From Tadapani, you proceed further along steep trails. Nature spreads exotic sight of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, lush vegetation and rich plant life before you. You climb through rhododendron forest to Deurali [3100m] and reach a hamlet and cultivated fields. Continue walking for 3 hours and finally you will find yourself in Ghorepani. Ghorepani also houses lodges to provide food and accommodation to travelers. Read more

1 Night in Ghorepani
DAY 13

Trek to Poonhill [3195m]

After savoring the gripping sight of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and other Himalayan giants from the famous vantage point of Poon Hill [3195m], you leave Ghorepani and march ahead for Nayapul. You further descend towards Birethanti. Birethanti lies stretched beside the Modi River and is a highly resourceful town. On your trails of stone steps, you pass through dense forest and the small village of Ulleri. From Ulleri, a very steep section [with 3767 steps!] takes you down to Hille on the Bhurungdi Khola. This last day calls for a celebration with the crew who’ve now become our friends over the days gone by. We cook a delightful special meal & taste some CHANG (local mountain beer brewed from boiled rice} & do a jig to some Sherpa dances as we enjoy a merry night which is our last on these beautiful mountains that has been home to us all of these days. Altogether it’s been a wonderful holiday as we prepare to bunk out under starlit moonlight skies in blissful slumber which overtakes us slowly as we begin to reminisce on the lovely time we spent on these stunning mountains. Overnight at famous Poonhill Read more

1 Night in Poonhill
DAY 14

Trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara

After savoring the mesmerizing sight of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and other Himalayan giants from the popular vantage point of Poon Hill [3195m], you leave Ghorepani and hike ahead for Nayapul. You further descend towards Birethanti. Birethanti lies stretched beside the Modi River and has resourceful town. On your trails of stone steps, you pass through dense forest and a small village of Ulleri. From Ulleri, a very steep section [with 3767 steps!] leads down to Hille on the Bhurungdi Khola. Forty minutes beyond Birethanti, you come to the main road. Now you can easily access any means of transportation to drive to Pokhara. In the evening, you are free to wander by the lakes of Pokhara. [6 hrs walking] Read more

1 Night in Pokhara
DAY 15

Drive to Kathmandu

After breakfast, from Pokhara we drive to Kathmandu. The drive takes approx 6-7 hours. This is a highly scenic drive through lush rural countryside via the main highway to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, your day is free to do what you would like to do best. Maybe you could go in for some last minute shopping to pick up some souvenirs for the loved ones at home, or maybe you could just chill with a few beers at your hotel. At eventide, we visit an upscale Nepalese restaurant for a delicious Nepalese supper to celebrate a trip well enjoyed. While savoring our meal, we will be entertained to a scintillating cultural dance performed by the local belles, we are going to enjoy this evening to the hilt. Overnight at your hotel Read more

1 Night in Kathmandu
DAY 16

Depart Kathmandu

Our escorts will take you to the airport for your flight home. If you’d like, you can stay longer for short tours or go on a game drive to National parks, or go-wild rafting can be another option. Going overland to Tibet will also be a wise move if you have extra time. We will be glad to help you. It’s been wonderful knowing you. Bon Voyage! And take care. Please Note: The above itinerary should be taken only as a guide line; it could change due to weather owing to unfavorable climatic conditions, availability of clean water and campsite, trail or any other unforeseen circumstances. In case of a trek Itinerary alteration or if it needs to be re-routed to another area, your Group Leader or Sherpa Guide will make the final decision after consulting with the trekking group. We must keep in mind that this venture occurs in mountainous regions where the going can get pretty tough, especially when we get to the higher elevations. However, the risks comes down to the bare minimum with Incentive Holidays because we know the land and go the extra mile in ensuring that you enjoy this journey…your way, at your pace. Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Kathmandu
Day 3
Location During Trek
Day 14
Location Pokhara
Day 15
Location Kathmandu

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • 3N Hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis in BB plan at KTM
  • 1N Hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis in BB plan at PKR
  • 11N accommodation at Normal lodge/ home stay during trekking
  • One English speaking guide
  • Porter (1Porter for 2 Pax)
  • 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) everyday during Trekking
  • Farewell cultural dinner program
  • National park fees
  • TIMS
  • Airport pick up and drop
  • All ground transfer as per itinerary (PKR-KTM by tourist coach)

Package excludes

  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Drinks and Bar Menu
  • Entrance Fees
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Telephone, laundry and Personal expenses
  • Any accidental and emergency support (if any)
  • Driver and guide tips
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Domestic and International Air Tickets
  • Extra activities and expenses other than above itinerary

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  • NOTE : If there will be any changes in the schedule due to natural disaster (force majeure), Incentive Holiday will not be responsible for any extra expenses incurred.
  • Popular Sightseeing places in Kathmandu: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Garden of Dreams and Swayambhunath Stupa
  • Half day sightseeing includes visit two of these places and full day sightseeing includes three of these places inside the ring-road of Kathmandu. Besides the above mentioned places, the charges will apply depending on the distance accordingly.

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