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12 Day Annapurna Base Camp Trekking by Friendship World Trek

Low carbon footprint
Support local business
On-the-ground prices

Description

Group trip
12 days 11 nights
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers spectacular and close view of Mount Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri. It gives the trekker an opportunity to visit both the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre base camps and is one of the easier high-altitude treks in Nepal.

Meet your guide

FWT

Friendship World Trek

Basic English, Fluent English
Friendship World Trek was established by experienced guides from the Everest region. Besides being highly professional, client-oriented and offering diversity in treks and costs, the team is committed to giving back to their community up in the Everest region. They donate 10% of all profits to a not-for-profit organisation in the area that works with schools and children. They also support community homestays as part of their tours.

Prices

Prices start from USD$865 per person Prices start from NPR95,755.50
Prices may differ based on no. of travellers. Please select no. of travellers in the booking form to see the final adventure price.

Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Kathmandu

Check-in

  • Meet at Kathmandu Airport & transfer to hotel
Day 2: Kathmandu

Sightseeing of Kathmandu

  • Full day’s worth of sightseeing in Kathmandu valley that includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also, a visit Monkey Temple Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and Patan city of fine arts are on the cards.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara

Amazing scenery as you prepare for the start of your adventure

  • Drive or fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu. It will be a 6-hour drive by coach or a 30 Minute flight.
Day 4: Pokhara to Tolka

Explore the Gurung culture at villages on the way

  • Drive to Phedi by car (30 minutes) and trek up to Dhampus, walking mostly uphill through cultivated fields and local villages. This scenic Gurung Village is inhabited by a mix of people: Gurung, Brahman, Magar communities and it offers a spectacular view of the Himalayan ranges including the Annapurna and Machhapuchhare range. After lunch in Dhampus, continue walking to Tolka.
Day 5: Tolka to Chhomrong

Enjoy a hot spring experience on your way to Chhomrong

  • Walking through beautiful terraces to Landruk provides you an excellent view of your surroundings. The Landruk trail then continues to Jhinu where you can enjoy a natural hot spring. From here it is another hour uphill to Chhomrong. Stay at Chhomrong(2040m) where towering above the village is the mighty peak of Annapurna south.
Day 6: Chhomrong to Dovan

Be surrounded by Rhododeron forests

  • We walk through the forest of Kuldighar. The track winds steeply up through the deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Dovan.
Day 7: Dovan to Machhapuchre Base Camp

Enjoy your hard earned view of the snow covered peaks

  • A trek of the narrow Modi Khola valley will bring you to the base of Machhapuchre. Here you will spend a day enjoying the snow-covered peaks above and the beauty of the landscape around.
Day 8: M.B.C to A.B.C

ABC finally!

  • It is an early morning to get to A.B.C. where the 360 degree views await you. The curtain of clouds often lifts at sunset to reveal the radiant, glowing peaks.
Day 9: Chhomrong to Pokhara

  • Walking on some blessed flat gradient after an hour's climb down to Kimrong Khola. The road, unfortunately, starts ascending as you walk through more rhododendron forest and terraces. Lunch will be in Ghandruk, an ideal vantage point that offers breathtaking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli. From Nayapul drive back to Pokhara.
Day 10: Pokhrara to Kathmandu

Journey back to Kathmandu

  • Drive or fly back the way you came to Pokhara
Day 11: Kathmandu

Free & Easy

  • Take it easy today, you've earned it!
Day 12: Kathmandu to Home

Departure from Kathmandu

  • Transfer to airport as per flight timing

What's included

  • Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
  • Licensed and trained trekking guides,
  • Porters for carrying goods and supplies,
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in the 2/3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed & Breakfast)
  • All accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
  • Transportation to and from the trailhead.
  • All necessary documents, taxes and permits for trekking
  • Camping equipment & charges
  • Insurance
  • Coordination of quick rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
  • 1 hr. massage after your trek.
  • International Airfare
  • Travel/Trekking Insurance
  • Excess Baggage Charges (More than 16kg and hand baggage of more than 5 kg in domestic flights)
  • Visa Fees
  • Airport Departure Taxes.
  • Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic)
  • Rescue Charge.
  • Gratuity
  • Expenses of Personal Nature
  • Permit and Liaison Officer Fee (where applicable)
  • Meals during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Domestic tickets
  • Extra hotel costs in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Where you'll be staying

Transport Information

Return transport included

Pick-up Time
Flexible
Pick-up Point
Kathmandu Airport
Drop-off Time
Flexible
Drop-off Point
Kathmandu Airport

What to bring

A comfortable day pack with adjustable waist and shoulder straps
A thermal layer (shirt and pants)
A warm jacket and a fleece pullover
Camera, music, and books
Camera, music, and books
Comfortable and broken-in trekking boots
Down Jacket
Hat and sunglasses
Head lamp
Lip balm
Long-sleeved shirts for sun protection
Loose comfortable T-Shirts
Personal first aid kit and any personal medications
Personal toiletries
Poles
Raincoat
Sandal
Scarf
Sleeping Bags
Sleeping bag liner (silk, cotton or fleece)
Socks
Sun Block
Trousers
Warm woolen socks
Water Bottles with a total capacity of 2 litres. Must be able to handle boiling/hot water
Water and windproof jacket
Water and windproof trousers
Woolen or fleece hat
Woolen or thermal gloves
Ziplock bags (An airtight ‘dry bag’ is great for storing your dirty laundry)

Important info

Booking Policy

Bookings should be made at least 21 days before the desired start date. If you require an earlier booking, please contact us and we would be happy to help!

Strict Cancellation Policy

The adventure can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. Cancellations after this date will not be eligible for a refund, unless your spot is booked and completed by another traveller. If your spot is booked and completed by another traveller, a full refund will be processed within 14 days of the adventure start date.

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Earliest available 04 Nov 2019
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Adventure
USD$2,440 x 1

Total
USD$2,440
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