Rapid Annapurna  Base Camp Trek  11 days

Rapid Annapurna Base Camp Trek 11 days

US$ 649

Private tour departure everyday of the year
Group discount is available/have a big group? we can help

Group size: Min 2-10 Max People

Max-Altitude: 4130m/13549ft

Destination: Nepal

Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal

No. of Days: 11 days

Activity: Trekking

Travel by: private vehicle & Bus

Fitness Level: Moderate

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu / pokhara and lodge in trek

Meal: Breakfast in Kathmandu / Pokhara & all meal in trek

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

1.Charismatic view of silver mountains from the top of Annapurna Base Camp.
2.Exploring the Gurung communities filled with local culture and tradition.
3.Taking the routes filled with Rhododendron forests and traditional agricultural farms.
4.The common view of endangered animals and birds.
5.A beautiful hike Dhampus - exploring natural scenery and beauty.
6.Following the trails of Modi Khola and high suspension bridges.

INTRODUCTION

Rapid Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is most famous and exceptionally regular trekking site in the western district of Nepal and has been investigated by a most of the expedition lovers from over the globe. It has likewise been enrolled as a standout between the most famous trekking sites all over the world. Numerous expedition lovers who come here in Nepal for trekking reason ensure that they explore the Annapurna locale of Nepal through the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Rapid Annapurna Base Camp Trekking not only gives the trekkers the chance to explore the excellent trekking site in Nepal, it additionally gives the chance to the trekkers to watch the colossal Himalayan tops from close separation and furthermore with the opportunity to learn more about the way of life of individuals living in the region of the Annapurna. The accommodation of the generous people and their hospitality in this region will warm your heart. Throughout the trek, you will likewise have the shot of birds and animals as there are different species of wild animals and vegetation in the characteristic environment of Annapurna.

Rapid Annapurna Base Camp Trekking starts from the delightful lake city of Pokhara in the western area of Nepal. The trek will lead you to the foothills of Annapurna, additionally called the Base Camp, which lies at a height of 4130 meters. The trail additionally incorporates a few customary towns occupied for the most part by numerous ethnic tribes including Magar and Gurungs.

Trip Route : Kathmandu- Pokhara - Tolkha- Chhomrung- MBC- ABC - Jhinu - Pokhara -Kathmandu 

Best Month: September to December and March to May

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arriving in Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotel.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft),6-7 hours (Option: Air flight with extra cost)

Day 03: Drive to Phedi and trek to Tolkha (1850 m/6069 ft.) 30-minute drive and estimated walk 5-6 hours

Day 04: Tolka to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft), estimated walk 6 - 7 hours

Day 05: Chhomrung to Himalaya Hotel (2800m/), estimated walk 6-7 hours

Day 06: Himalaya Hotel  to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp, estimated walk 6-7 hours

Day 07: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo, estimated walk 7 – 8 hours

Day 08: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft), estimated walk 5 - 6 hours

Day 09: Jhinu to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara, estimated walk 6 hours trek and 1-hour drive

Day 10: Driving back to Kathmandu 6-7 hours (Option: Air flight with extra cost)

Day 11: Final Departure or extend your trip.

Important Note

We prioritize your safety all the time while traveling with Ambition Himalaya Treks & Expeditions. We want our valuable guests and staffs to be in safe environment thus we gave full authorize to your leaders to modify, cancel or update any part of the itinerary if it is considered necessary due to safety concerns. Ambition Himalaya promises that we will do our best to stick with planned itinerary however natural disasters, weather disturbances, health conditions or any other mishap may force us to change the planned itinerary and we would seek for your understanding on these concerns. Our leaders will be happy to give you necessary information and discuss with you before changing the itinerary.

Safety Concerns

Trekking is simply not just walking. Some of our trips are extremely adventurous and needs serious efforts to complete them successfully. We kindly request all our valuable guests to come well prepared before doing any of these extreme treks. Buying proper and reliable insurance coverage with Helicopter Evacuation on emergency is the most important thing before starting the adventures. Sometimes, our treks are done in extremely remote places where you will have no access to outer world. On serious injuries or sickness Helicopter can be the only mean to evacuate you. In other hand bad weather conditions can also ruin the whole adventures. So, we say

"Get prepared first and enjoy the adventure without worrying"

Itinerary Details 

Day 01: Arriving in Kathmandu ( 1300 M) and transfer to respective hotel.

Today you will be arriving in Kathmandu International Airport where our representative will be waiting for you to pick up. Kathmandu Valley is rich in culture, traditions, religions, ancient monuments and temples and history. After picking you up from the Airport you will then be transferred to your respective hotel. In the evening, we will welcome you with delicious Nepali dinner in traditional Nepali restaurant.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft),6-7 hours (Option: Air flight with extra cost)

In the very first hour of the morning, you will take a choice between transport - private transport or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. If you take a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, you will be investigating Nepalese beautiful hillside areas wide open and traditional villages with green scenes. And if you take the air route then, taking off to Pokhara will take you over the white snow capped mountain peaks of Nepal.

Day 03: Drive to Phedi and trek to Tolkha (1850 m/6069 ft.) 30-minute drive and estimated walk 5-6 hours

We will take a short drive by private vehicle to Phedi and begin moving to a trekker's well-known destination close to Pokhara called Dhampus [1770M/5807FT]. The beginning of the trail is very steep and difficult walk. We will be strolling through excellent green forests. Amid the rainstorm season, this region is loaded with leeches which will stick in your body and suck your blood. Dhampus will offer us amazing sights of mountains like Annapurna and Lamjung Himalayan ranges. Passing Dhampus, the trek takes you through the routes of villages like Pothana [1890M/6200FT], Deurali, Bichok [2149M/7050FT] and so on. But on the beginning stage, today’s trek is very simple and can be easily covered. Finally, we will reach Tolkha and make our overnight stay here.

Day 04: Tolkha to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft), estimated walk 6 - 7 hours

Following the trails of Modi Khola, we will continue our trek to the entryway of Annapurna Base Camp which is known as Chhomrong. We will have our breakfast in the morning and continue our trekking towards Chhomrong from the side of Modi Khola. The trekking course until we reach Jhinu Danda is very simple and flat and after Jhinu we will climbing steep uphill paths before we reach Chhomrong for an overnight stay. Amid the walk, we will pass various villages like Landruk [1640M/5380FT], New Bridge [1340M/4396FT], Jhinu Danda [1780M/5839FT] and so on. Chhomrong is an immense Gurung town of the entire district. There are no alternative routes to conquer Annapurna Base Camp without going to Chhomrong so this town known as the passage to Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 05: Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel (2870m/), estimated walk 6-7 hours

Today in the morning, we will have our breakfast and begin our journey to the Himalaya Hotel. As the beginning of the trek, we will take the downhill path to Chhomrong Khola originating from Hiunchuli glaciers. After passing this downhill path, the path is then uphill and difficult until we reach Sinuwa. From Sinuwa, the trail is flat and easy for the most part and then leads down to Bamboo [2340M/7677FT] where we will have Lunch. From Bamboo, the trail begins to take the uphill climb. After Chhomrong there are no huge settlements and all villages are thinly populated which have limited resources to offer for trekkers. We will be walking through steep and difficult paths for the entire day passing unique settlements like Himalaya Hotel.

Day 06: Himalaya Hotel to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft), estimated walk 6-7 hours

We will have our warm breakfast in the morning and afterward climbing up to Deurali [3230M/10,579FT]. These are modest areas with a couple of lodges to serve trekkers. The trail additionally has huge dangers of landslides at the time of storm season. The trek is filled with beautiful green forests and under the shadow of Mt. Fishtail. Following 3 hours walk takes us to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135 ft.). We will rest there and have some energy gathering foods.

Then we will continue our trek to Annapurna Base Camp which will be intense even if the trail is short and delicate climbing. As we have no villages to cross on the center of the trail we will specifically go to Annapurna Base Camp and explore around. There are a couple of hotels for the cabin offices of trekkers and a large portion of the hotels are shut at the time of storm season. Annapurna Base Camp is our last goal as we won't be going further from here. The trail is delicate tough moving with few short tough walks. When we conquer Annapurna Base Camp, various silvering mountains before us will be inviting us saying 'Welcome to Annapurna Base Camp'. Annapurna Base Camp offers us brilliant 360-degree sights of mountains such as Annapurna ranges surrounded by White silvering mountains. When we achieve the Base Camp we don't have anything to do aside from catching wonderful shots of snow capped peaks of Himalayas.

Day 07: ABC to Bamboo, estimated walk 7 – 8 hours

In the morning, we will be awake before the sun rises and take some amazing shots of sunrise over the mountains. It is certain that at the very first hour in the morning the weather will be chilled and the view will be breathtaking. Catching the photos of sun ascending over Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Fishtail and different pinnacles we will return back to Hotel and have our warm breakfast. Here we will end our adventure and then continue back to Bamboo for an overnight stay. The trail is same as we took to go up to Annapurna Base Camp. There are no optional trails to return. At the night, we will finally be reaching Bamboo and spend our night.

Day 08: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft), estimated walk 5 - 6 hours

Today’s trekking will take us to Jhinu Danda through the routes of Sinuwa and Chhomrong village. Jhinu Danda has got its own claim to fame which is Natural Hot Spring. The town is on the highest point of a hill where Modi Khola and Kyumun Khola joins together. When we reach Jhinu, we will go to Hot Spring spot to clean up and get relaxed from the journey. The high temp water here is normally hot. It will take around 15 - 20 minutes to achieve Hot Spring from the main area, however, returning back will take over 30 minutes as it is a tough walk.

Day 09: Jhinu to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara, estimated walk 6 hours trek and 1-hour drive

Today is our last day of this adventurous and wonderful trekking in the Himalayas. The trail from Jhinu to Nayapul is flat and easy for the most part. While trekking back, we will be passing through villages like New Bridge, Syali Bazaar, Birenthanti and so on. The trail is flat for the most part and is the least demanding day of the entire trekking. As we will be following the trails of Modi River we will pass on the trail called Syauli Bazaar which lost its business in tourism once the construction of motor road completed. The village was resting point among trekkers for lunch and overnight when there was no street around there. Finally, we will reach Nayapul and end our trekking there, then we will take a private vehicle to Pokhara.

Day 10: Driving back to Kathmandu 6-7 hours (Option: Air flight with extra cost)

Making the most of our experience we will leave excellent snow capped Himalayan peaks behind and will begin our excursion back to Kathmandu. The excursion to Kathmandu 6-7 hours by the drive and 35 minutes by air. Whatever strategy we use to return to Kathmandu, today will be the final day of our guided trekking experience. We will say goodbye to our guide and porters and getting ready for the flight back to home.

Day 11: Final Departure or extend your trip.

Today will be your final day in Kathmandu. You will be departing back to your home with all the beautiful collection of memories gathered in regions of Himalayas. If you got free time before departing you can shop some gifts and souvenirs for your loved ones.

US$ 649/ per person

Cost Include

  • Pickup and drop service before and after the trek by our private vehicle.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu accompanied by our private guide and vehicle.
  • Accommodation of standard level as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Daily morning breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Deluxe bus fare kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Standard accommodation Pokhara as mentioned in the itinerary 
  • Use of private vehicle Pokhara to Nayapul and Phedi to Pokhara
  • Necessary papers and trekking permits ( ACAP permit and TIMS permit )
  • Full day trek meal plan consisting of 3 meals( Breakfast,Lunch and dinner) and 3 cups of hot drinks per day.
  • Fruits available as per the season will be provided after night meal.
  • Accommodations in lodge during the trek.
  • Well trained guide for trekking along with his salary and transportation costs, foods, accommodations, and insurance.
  • For groups over 6 people - assistant guide (includes salary, accommodation, meal, and insurance)
  • Porters assistance throughout the trek (1 porter will carry 2 trekkers baggage), includes salary, food, accommodation, and transportation.
  • Basic equipment for trekking such as down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completing the trek.
  • Ambition Himalaya T-Shirt 
  • First aid kit with the expert hand.
  • Expedition taxes, paper works, and company service charges for the trek.
  • A traditional welcome dinner in typical Nepali restaurant at the time of arrival.
  • Certificate of achievement can be prepared along with the signature of company director and your local guide (only if requested).

Cost Excludes

  1. Entrance fees during sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  2. Excludes overseas airfares such as visa fees ($ 25 for 15 days, $ 40 for 30 days and $ 100 for 90 days ),
  3. Travel, emergency rescue charge and insurance.
  4. Besides 3 hot drinks, extra hot drinks and cold drinking and beverages, telephone bills, laundry charges, hot shower fees are excluded.
  5. Wi-fi Charger, Battery charging bill during the trek are off the package.
  6. Activities not mentioned in itinerary and extra porter charge also.
  7. In Kathmandu and Pokhara, the cost of lunch and dinner is not included in the package ( or in the case of early return from Trek).
  8. Extra costs caused by natural disaster,early arrival etc.
  9. Extra incentives such as tips, gifts, gratuities for the guides or porters.
  10. Any benefits not mentioned in Service Includes Section unless indicated on booking of the trekking.

Regarding personal equipment all trekkers need to bring with you a pair of well broken trek Boot, sleeping bag, down Jacket, pullovers, neck scarf, etc. for Evening/night/morning use, Sun Hat, casual warm clothing for day use, some pairs of good quality socks Apart from above please bring slippers, suntan lotions and personal medication.

Here is the list of recommended gears for trekking in Nepal. Depending on the trekking route, days, season etc. these gear list can be different. Please consider with us before starting your journey. Some of these items are not compulsory and optional. Some items are only recommended for high altitude treks.

Head:

Sun hat or scarf Light balaclava or warm fleece hat Sunglasses [real ones, with true UV protection]

Lower Body:

Under Garments, Comfortable hiking shorts, Lightweight cotton long pants, Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, Fleece or wool pants [seasonal], Waterproof [preferably breathable fabric] shell pants

Feet:

Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, Warm wool hiking socks, Hiking boots with spare laces, Sandals [flip-flops for use after a day trekking and to go to the bathroom & washroom], Gaiters [For high altitude trekking and crossing passes]

Upper Body:

T-shirts, Light and expedition weight thermal tops, Fleece jacket or pullover Gloves [warmth], Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket [optional], Waterproof [preferably breathable fabric] shell jacket, Down vest and/or jacket *

Accessories:

One microfiber towel [most guesthouses on the trek do not give towels; quick-dry], Sleeping bag rated to zero degree centigrade,* DSLR / Digital camera with spare battries, Headlamp [e.g. Petzl Zoom] with spare bulbs and batteries, Trekking bag with rain cover / Duffel bag,* Comfortable daypack, Trekking Poles, Water bottle / came bags, Ear Plug [rooms are divided by thin woods so better to avoid noise from other rooms]

Toiletries:

Multipurpose soap [preferably biodegradable], Deodorants, Nail clippers, Sun block / face and body moisturizer, Tooth brush / toothpaste [preferably biodegradable], Feminine hygiene products, Small mirror

Personal Hygiene:

Wet wipes [baby wipes], Tissue / toilet rolls, Anti-bacterial hands wash, Water purifier [Better than using mineral water to keep the mountain clean]

Extras / Luxuries:

Adaptors [Nepal two prong, 220 volt plug; or just an international, universal adaptor], Multi tool [Swiss Army Knife, Leatherman tool], Personal snacks [candy bars & cookies can also be bought in Kathmandu, Pokhara or at every guesthouse], Sewing Kit [Sometime it’s very useful], Superglue, Books for reading on free time, Cell / mobile phone, Trail Map / Guide book,* Ipod / Walkman / Mp3 Player / Mp4 Player, Pens / Pencils and small notebooks, Games i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards

Why choose us

  • Family Holidays
  • Experienced guide & porters 
  • Over 20 Years Experience
  • Personal care & best customer service
  • All guaranteed departures
  • 24/7 Support & no hidden cost 
  • Over 100 Holidays packages
  • Competitive price
  • Private tour depart everyday of the year

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