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Annapurna Sanctuary

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

Location

Nepal

Duration

12D/11N

Meeting point

Aerodrom Nikola Tesla Beograd

Group size

15

Activiry level

Challenging / Previous experience in mountain climbing above 2000m in summer and winter conditions is required. On average, expect about 6-8 hours of activity every day, except on days when rest, acclimatization or transfer are planned. No prior technical knowledge is required for the activities, just walking fitness. We recommend walking with trekking poles.

What will you experience?

This is the most popular trek in Nepal. Among other things, it is distinguished by the diversity of people, rich culture, beautiful landscapes and nature. The path takes you northwest from Pokhara lake, along the ancient road to Tibet, passing glaciers, canyons and turbulent waterfalls. Along the road following a cold glacier river is Tatopani, a hot spring with water that has a temperature of 40 degrees! Swimming in the pools with a view of the Himalayan peaks is spectacular. From the Annapurna base camp, you can enjoy a close up view of the peaks of Annapurna I and Annapurna Machapuchare. Our final goal is the Sanctuary located at 4200m, which is also the maximum height we will reach on this trip.

Local residents appreciated the Annapurna Sanctuary as a spiritual refuge long before trekkers “discovered” it. The natural amphitheater that is surrounded by Annapurna South (7219m) and Annapurna I (8091m), Varashikar (7847m), Gangapurna (7485m) and Machapuchare (6993m), serves as a base camp for expeditions, and is also a favorite destination for mountain lovers. Starting from Pokhara, you will climb to Naudande (1463m) and make a gradual increase in altitude from there to the Annapurna base camp. The Gurung people live in this region, and they will show us their rich cultural heritage through song and dance. As you walk through the authentic villages you will meet wonderful people, get to know their culture and religion (Buddhism) and, at the same time, will be fascinated by the rich vegetation that reaches up to 4000m.

Intinerary

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Day 1

Meeting in Kathmandu. Sightseeing tour with your guide. Swayambhunath Stupa and Buddhist Monkey Temple. The temple is located on the hill with a beautiful view on Kathmandu Valley landscape. Lunch at the hotel. Trip to Thamel, a modest town which represents an interesting center of the touristic region. Dinner.

Day 2

Breakfast. Transfer to the Kathmandu airport. We are going to Pokhara lake by plane. The lake is located at the bottom of the holy Machapuchare peak (the name means “fishtail” – and indeed, it seems like that). A large number of Buddhist monasteries and Tibetan refugee camps are located near.

Arrival in Pokhara, a small town near the lake with the same name. Transfer to hotel & accommodation. City tour in the evening: a walk by the lake, relaxation in an oasis of tranquility, shopping in the authentic ethnic stores… Dinner. The admirers of good music can enjoy the sounds that come from many clubs throughout the city.

Day 3

After breakfast, the bus takes us to Nayapul, where we transfer into 4×4 jeeps, and for the next hour, we drive along the Modi Khola River. In order to not spend our whole day driving, we’ll hike for three hours to Jhinu Danda village (1700m). Accommodation in a lodge. In the afternoon, anyone can swim in the thermal hot springs. Dinner. Overnight stay. Total hiking around three hours.

Day 4

After breakfast, hike to Jhinu Danda (1700m) – Chomrong (2170m). After passing through the forests of bamboo and rhododendron, a view of the sacred peak of Machpuchara (6993m) will leave you breathless. Lunch. Afternoon break. Dinner. Overnight stay. Total walking around three to four hours.

Day 5

After breakfast, departure for hiking Chomrong (2170m) – Dobhan (2600m). We descend to a mini hydroelectric power plant and cross the suspension bridge and then start our ascent to the village of Sinuva. After that, the road takes us through dense forests through the village of Bamboo to our lodge in the village of Dobhan. Lunch. Afternoon break. Dinner. Overnight. Total walk about 5 hours.

Day 6

Breakfast. Hiking trail Dobhan (2600m) – Deurali (3230m). Walking along the Modi Khola River and passing the Hinku Cave. Accommodation in a lodge. Lunch. Dinner. Overnight stay. Total hiking around three hours.

Day 7

Breakfast. Departure to Annapurna Base Camp (4200m). Arriving at ABC. Lunch. After lunch tour of Annapurna South Glacier. Dinner. Overnight stay. Total walking around four hours.

Day 8

Breakfast. A tour of the Buddhist sanctuary at the Anapurna Base Camp. A tour of the chortens erected in honor of the injured climbers. Return to Dobhan. Dinner. Overnight stay. Total walking around five hours.

Day 9

After breakfast we’ll start our hike, Dobhan (2600m) – Chomrong (2180m). Descending to Chomrong village, the path we have already walked. Accommodation in a hotel. Lunch. In the evening, the opportunity to participate in a unique ethnic program with the locals. Dinner. Overnight stay. Total walking around four hours.

Day 10

Yup, breakfast. Hike to Jhinu Danda (1700m), then after the break, continue our trek to Siwai village. There we’ll wait for a 4×4 Land Rover to take us to Nayapul. Transfer to Pokhara. Accommodation at the hotel. Free afternoon. Dinner. Overnight stay. Total walking around four hours.

Day 11

Breakfast again. After, we’ll pack and take a plane to fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Lunch by the Trishuli River. Arrival in Kathmandu and settling in our accommodation. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 12

Breakfast. Transfer to Kathmandu Airport to catch your flight home.

What`s included?

    Transfers by minibus from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the airport
    Flight tickets & taxes Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu
    Pokhara – Nayapul – Pokhara minibus
    Landrover 4×4 transfer Nayapul – Siwai – Nayapul
    Accommodation at a 3* hotel in Kathmandu on a BB basis in rooms 1/2.
    Accommodation in a 3* hotel in Pokhara on a BB basis in rooms 1/2.
    Lodging in lodges in the Himalayas, full board.
    UIAA trek guide to the program
    Porters according to the program
    TIMS permit
    Annapurna National Park fee
    Gala dinner at the end of our tour

What`s not included?

    Airline tickets with all taxes to/from Kathmandu
    Nepal entry visa / $30
    Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu & Pokhara / up to $10 per meal
    International Health Insurance
    Personal expenses while traveling

    You’ll need to book your flights to and from Kathmandu, travel insurance and cover other personal expenses (etc. drinks, souvenirs…).

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