Annapurna Base Camp Private 16-Day Trek from Kathmandu

Annapurna Base Camp Private 16-Day Trek from Kathmandu

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What You'll Do
  • Trek the staggering trails of the Annapurnas on an 11-day mountain hike
  • Watch the sunrise from Poon Hill and the Annapurna Base Camp
  • Cross suspension bridges over rivers, and explore a massive glacier
  • Climb up Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchare)
  • Bathe in the hot water springs of Jhinu
  • Explore the beautiful city of Pokhara ("City of Paradise")
  • Hike through forests of rhododendron trees
  • Stay in a village of the Magar people
  • Learn more about the ethnic groups of Nepal at a cultural dinner and dance show
Explore the stunning landscapes of the Himalayas on a private 16-day trek to the Annapurna Base Camp. See all the main stupas and temples of Kathmandu city and the Kathmandu Valley, and immerse yourself in the rich rural life of Nepal.
What to Expect
Walk across the roof of the world on a 16-day trekking tour to the Annapurna Base Camp and back. Hike to mountain ridges with staggering views of the Annapurna Mountain range, watch the sunrise from the summit of Poon Hill, learn more about the ethnic groups of Nepal at a cultural dinner in Kathmandu, stay in a village of the Magar people, and much more.

Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu (1,300 Meters/4,264 Feet)
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to your Kathmandu hotel and meet your tour representative, either later that day or the following day (at your convenience) for a trek briefing with your guide and sherpa. Enjoy an authentic Nepalese dinner at a popular restaurant, with cultural music and ethnic dance entertainment, depending on flight arrival time. If you have a late arrival, you can take the dinner the following day.

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Tour - Trek Preparation (1,300 Meters/4,264 Feet)
Take a morning tour of Kathmandu city after breakfast, and see all the main sights of the Kathmandu Valley, including the Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Durbar Square. Meet your tour representative in the afternoon for any final checks of your trekking equipment and clothing (sleeping bags, jacket, boots etc.).

Day 3: Kathmandu - Pokhara Transfer (6-7 Hour Drive; 820 Meters/2,690 Feet)
Depart Kathmandu after breakfast, and transfer by tourist bus to Pokhara. Enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains, rivers and waterfalls from the Prithivi Highway, and pass terraced farms and mountain villages. The bus will stop twice - once for breakfast and once for lunch - before your arrival in Pokhara, where you are free to walk around the lake and city after checking in to your hotel.

Day 4: Transfer to Nayapul - Trek to Tikhedhunga (1,540 Meters/5,052 Feet; 2-Hour Drive, 4-5 Hour Trek)
Relax on the short drive to Nayapul for the start of your Annapurna trek. Upon arrival, prepare the luggage for you and your porters, and start with an easy riverside walk towards Birethanti. After some brief check-in formalities at the ACAP office, walk through rhododendron forests and past waterfalls to Bhurundi Khola, passing several villages on the way up to Tikhedhunga. Here, you will spend the night in a mountain lodge.

Day 5: Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani (3,194 Meters/10,479 Feet; 6- 7 Hours)
This morning you will take the long uphill trek to Ulleri, climbing 3,200 stone steps to the summit. Marvel at stunning views of the Annapurna Mountain range, before climbing through forests of Nepal’s national flower on the rhododendron trees. Continue uphill to Ghorepani for excellent panoramas of the entire Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 6: Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Tadapani (2,590 Meters/8,497 Feet; 5-6 Hours)
Wake early for an hour-long walk to the top of Poon Hill to watch the sunrise. You will then be transferred back to the lodge at Ghorepani for breakfast. Refreshed, trek down to Tadapani, starting with a steep uphill climb by way of some stone steps. Then, cross the undulating landscape to Deurali for a short break. Continue your descent through the valley into Banthanti. The last part of the trek is a short and easy walk to the ridge, followed by a downhill walk to the river to cross the bridge. Take the steep climb to Tadapani on the top of the ridge for your overnight guesthouse stay.

Day 7: Tadapani - Sinuwa (2,340 Meters/7,677 Feet; 6-7 Hours)
Today, the trail drops down through the forest for a while, before following a path to the river. Cross via a suspension bridge at the bottom of the hill, and enjoy an easy walk after a short climb. The trail leads to Chomrong, with a steep downhill trek before the climb to Sinuwa, where you will spend the night.

Day 8: Sinuwa - Deurali (3,230 Meters/10,597 Feet; 6-Hours)
Start the day with an easy forest walk to Bamboo, then climb up to Dovan. The trail then leads you through the valley towards the Himalaya. Break for lunch, and continue to Deurali for your overnight stay.

Day 9: Deurali - Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 Meters/13,549 Feet; 5 Hours)
Continue your ascent up through the valley to reach Machhapuchhare Base Camp. Enjoy an hour long break before the trek towards Annapurna Base Camp. If you are happy to continue, trek to the Base Camp for your overnight stay, or rest for the night and take a short trip in the morning.

Day 10: Base Camp - Bamboo (2,340 Meters/7,677 Feet; 6 Hours)
After your morning excursion, the trail drops through the valley to Deurali. Continue downhill through rhododendron forest. It’s an easy downhill climb that is not too steep and has many beautiful sights along the way. Rest for the night at Bamboo.

Day 11: Bamboo - Jhinu (1,780 Meters/5,839 Feet; 5 Hours)
Enjoy breakfast at your mountain lodge, before trekking up a steep stone path for the easy hike to Sinuwa. The trail drops to the bottom of the hill, before climbing to Chomrong, where you will stop for lunch. After lunch, hike the steep decline to Jhinu, site of your overnight guesthouse. Relax in the hot springs, a 15-minute downhill walk from your accommodation. According to Hindu mythology, they will wash away all your sins! Climb back to the lodge for your overnight stay.

Day 12: Jhinu - Landruk (1,640 Meters/5,380 Feet; 2.5-3 Hours)
Indulge yourself with a hot spring bath before today’s hike to the village of Landruk. Trek through the valley to cross a bridge that takes you on a short climb to Landruk. You will cross a few suspension bridges along the way, and encounter stunning waterfalls on the path to Landruk, a large village of the Magar people. Overnight at a lodge in Landruk.

Day 13: Landruk - Pathana (1,890 Meters/6,200 Feet; 3-4 Hours)
Enjoy breakfast at your lodge before a morning trek along the undulating trail to Bhaisekharka. The trail follows a steep climb through forests to the ridge at Deurali. Your reward is magnificent views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas. Descend to Pathana for your overnight stay.

Day 14: Pathana - Pokhara (820 Meters/2,690 Feet; 3 Hours)
Enjoy a final day of walking at an easy pace. Trek the short trail to Dhampus village, before descending the hill to Phedi. A vehicle will be waiting to transfer you back to Pokhara for your overnight stay.

Day 15: Pokhara - Kathmandu (7-8 Hour Drive; 1,300 Meters/4,264 Feet)
Depart Pokhara at 07:00, driving the glorious Prithivi Highway to Kathmandu. Pass scenes of stunning beauty before a farewell dinner at a Nepalese restaurant and your last overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 16: Departure
All good things must come to an end, and today is the day of your departure. If you want to extend your holiday, your guide will be happy to help you plan further adventures. Otherwise, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
What's Included
  • Airport pick-up and drop off by private vehicle
  • 3 nights accommodation (twin sharing) with breakfast at a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu
  • 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara (twin sharing)
  • 1 full-day guided Kathmandu city tour by private vehicle
  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants, with traditional music and dance
  • Annapurna trekking permits and Tims permits
  • Round-trip bus transfers to and from Pokhara
  • Full meals throughout the trek
  • Tea and coffee
  • Seasonal fresh fruits after dinner
  • Government licensed English-speaking guide
  • 1 porter per 2 trek participants (inclusive of all expenses)
  • Guide and porter insurance
  • All required local and government taxes
  • Down jacket, duffel bag and sleeping bag
  • Trekking map
What's Not Included
  • Arrival visa for Nepal
  • Meals in the city, except breakfast and above mentioned dinners
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Tips and personal expenses (mineral water, beer, cokes etc.)
  • Cancellation and helicopter evacuation insurance
  • Any other extension trips and accommodation
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