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1 Day: Arrival in Kathmandu 

Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft - Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal! Our airport representative will welcome you and give shortly brief further details of the trip programOvernight stay in hotel

 

2 Day: Preparation for Trek and Kathmandu Valley sightseeing tour

 After breakfast visit  World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley which includes Swayambhunath Stupa / Monkey Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight stay in Hotel breakfast included                                                                                          

3 Day: Drive/Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara  (200 km)

Around 6 hours of drive or 25 minutes if flight. Both the transportation offers scenic views.  Overnight stay in Hotel breakfast, lunch included.    

                                                                              

4 Day:  Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara (1.5 hrs) and trek to Thikedunga (4 hrs) 1500 m

About 1.5 hrs drive head to Nayapul. This is the confluence of Modi river draining Annapurna base camp and Burungdi river. We follow upstream Burungdi river climbing gradually for about 4 hrs to Thikedunga. Thikedunga is a small charming village full of lodges where we will spend the night. Overnight at a guesthouse - breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee included. 

                                                                         

5 Day: Trek to Ghorepani (6 hrs / 2,800 m)

After breakfast, we will start our days walk with steep climb to Ulleri village. There are about 3,000 stone steps to Ulleri village which will take about 2 hrs to climb. From Ulleri the trail climbs gradually through the forest for another 4 hrs to Ghorepani at 2,800 m. Overnight at a guesthouse - breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee included. 

 

6 Day: Hike up to Pun Hill (50 mints / 3,210 m) | Trek to Tadapani 2670 m

Pun Hill is the most beautiful view point in the Annapurna region. We will hike for about 1 hours to Pun Hill at 3,200 m for sunrise view over the Himalayan peaks. One can see about 15 different peaks including Dhaulagiri I (8,167m / 7th highest), Annapurna  I (8,091m / 10th highest) and Manaslu (8,156 m / 8th highest). After breakfast, we will head for our next destination of Tadapani. The trail passes through the rhododendron forest with few ups and downs of 400 m . Overnight at a guesthouse - breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee included. 

                                                                               

7 Day: Trek to Chhomroong (5 hrs / 2,100 m)

We will see beautiful view of Annapurna south and Fishtail mountain. From here we will climb down steeply about 900 m to the valley basin at Ghurjung river. Climb gradually along the mountain side to Chhomrong perched high up on the mountain ridge. Chhomrong is a large Gurung village at the corridore of Annapurna Sanctuary.  Overnight at a guesthouse - breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee included. 

 

8 Day: Trek to Dovan (2,400 m / 6 hrs)

Trek down to Chhomrong khola (river) and climb up to Sinwa in 3 hrs. From here we enter into steep valley towards Annapurna sanctuary at the buttresses of Annapurna South and Fishtail. From Sinwa we will climb down to Modi River at the little hemlet of 'Bamboo' in 2 hrs and then climb gradually for another hour to Dovan (2,400m). Overnight at a guesthouse - breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee included. 

 

9 Day:  Trek to Deurali (5 hrs / 3,300 m)

So with slow pace we gradually climb to another hamlet of Himalaya in 2 hrs. Himalaya has got two lodges. After Himalaya (2,900m), we enter into sparsely vegetated rocky terrain and climb steeply. Overnight at a guesthouse - breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee included. 

 

10 Day: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (5 hrs / 4,200m)

 It will take about 3 hrs to get to Fishtail base camp at 3,700 m. At Fishtail base camp valley opens up wide and bright with beautiful snow peaks. The trail to Annapruna base camp climbs gradually to the snowfield and the the edge of glacier. At base camp we are at the base of world's highest mountains surrounding us in 360 degree. Overnight at a guesthouse - breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee included. 

 

11 Day: Trek down to Bamboo (6 hrs)

After a beautiful sunrise view over the Annapurnas, we will head down slowly to Bamboo. First part of the trail might be steep and slippery. Bamboo is a clean settlement before we climb to Sinwa. Overnight at a guesthouse - breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee included. 

 

12 Day: Trek back to Jhinu Danda (5 hrs / 1,600 m)| Bathe in natural hot spring

We follow the same trail that we took to climb up till Chhomrong. Climb down steely on the stone steps down to the village of Jhinu. We settle into our lodge and then head down half and hour to natural hot spring pool in the shore of Modi river. Enjoy the natural hot spring . Overnight at a guesthouse - breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee included. 

 

13 Day: Trek to Pothana (2010 m)

Walking maximum around 7 hrs and enjoying the nature along the way we arrive Pothana.Overnight at a guesthouse - breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee included.  

 

14 Day: Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara

View the last  panoramic Himalayas views and  trek to Dhampus Phedi (920m) walking (4 hrs) drive back to Pokhara by private vehicle  do half day Pokhara sightseeing  including  Davis Fall, Gupteswori Cave, Tibetan Refugee Camp, if you have a time boating in the Fewa Lake and stay in a Pokhara hotel.Overnight at Hotel - breakfast, lunch with tea or coffee Pokhara tour entrance fee included.  

                                                                                                                   

15 Day: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu  

Enjoy beautiful riverside view on the way overland tour to Kathmandu relax and take a rest do some shopping and in the evening join cultural show dinner program, Overnight stay in Hotel breakfast, lunch, Dinner  included                                                                                                                                                                              

16 Day: Departure & Farewell

We transfer you to the airport for your international departure or Join you can next Program for another adventure. 

Trekking Group Size

We organize trekking in Annapurna region for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax and porters (one porter between two members ) to carry members luggage. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.   

Experience and Health Requirements

Annapurna sanctuary trekking is considered a moderate trek suitable for those who can hike for 6 – 8 hours a day. Obviously hiking in the high altitude will not be so easy rather physically more demanding, however our itinerary is scheduled for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in the trekking. It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks which will contribute to comfortable accomplishment in reaching Annapurna base camp. No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to consult with the doctors before coming for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this trekking.

Travel Insurance

Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Sunrise Adventure Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.

Accommodations

Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability ) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If the  trekker is a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex.

Meals

Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Annapurna base camp trekking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Sherpa food, Tibetan food to  all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian.). Unlike other trekking companies, Sunrise AdventureTrek allows trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the trek. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the  trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.

Acclimatization

Any trekker can get altitude sickness while trekking in the high altitude despite strong physically fitness. What is important is giving enough time for the proper acclimatization for the trekking. Sunrise Adventure Trek has planned the itinerary with gradual altitude gain giving enough time for acclimatization for the trekkers. Hiking slowly specially in the high altitude help prevent AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness ).  If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he / she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS and the client has to pay for it.

Equipment and Packing List

A variety of clothing is necessary for the Annapurna base camp trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.

Clothing

-    T – shirts
-    Hiking shorts
-    Undergarments
-    Full sleeves shirts
-    Long light weight cotton pants
-    Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
-    Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants.
-    Insulated pants / nylon windbreaker
-    Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
-    Fleece jacket or pullover
-    Waterproof shell jacket
-    Down jacket
-    Light warm fleece hat / woolen hat
-    Sun hat
-    Lightweight gloves.
-    Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal).

Foot Wear

-    Hiking boots
-    Light and comfortable camp shoes
-    Thin, lightweight inner socks.
-    Thick, warm wool hiking socks

Accessories

-    Down Sleeping bag
-    Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter )
-    Day pack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the day time )
-    Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag )
-    Water bottle
-    Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries
-    Trekking poles
-    Personal medicine box
-    Sunglasses with UV protection.
-    Books, dairy, pen, walkman  and any other game instruments

Toiletries and Personal Hygiene

-    Quick drying small towel
-    Toothbrush / paste
-    Soap
-    Face and body moisturizer
-    Sun block for lips
-    Tissues / toilet rolls
-    Wet wipes
-    Feminine hygiene products
-    Anti bacterial hands wash

Trek Leader(s) and Staff

All our trek leaders are well experienced who have led trekking in Annapurna region for more than eight years. Their in-depth knowledge about culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek  a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one. All trekking staff of Sunrise Adventure Trek are locally employed and have the adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, history and the safety measures in running the trips.  Their attitude and the efforts will be always concentrated on the less impact of the trekkers to the local culture, custom, nature and the eco system.

Porter Care

We are strongly committed to the porters rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of sever condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.

Season

Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Annapurna region are Spring (March – May) and Autumn (mid Sept. – mid Dec. ). Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky. It gets colder towards the end of December. This trek can be done in any month except January and February. Annapurna base camp trekking can be done even during the monsoon season but not recommended. There a few avalanches prone area in this trekking route which makes it dangerous for trekking in winter season.

Departures Cost
March 26, 2016-April 7, 2016 US $ 1040. For one pax US $ 890. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 870. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
April 2, 2016-April 14, 2016 US $ 1040. For one pax US $ 890. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 870. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
April 14, 2016-April 26, 2016 US $ 1040. For one pax US $ 890. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 870. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
September 20, 2016-October 2, 2016 US $ 1040. For one pax US $ 890. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 870. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
October 6, 2016-October 18, 2016 US $ 1040. For one pax US $ 890. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 870. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
October 10, 201-October 22, 2016 US $ 1040. For one pax US $ 890. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 870. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
October 22, 2016-November 3, 2016 US $ 1040. For one pax US $ 890. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 870. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
November 6, 2016-November 18, 2016 US $ 1040. For one pax US $ 890. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 870. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
November 18, 2016-November 30, 2016 US $ 1040. For one pax US $ 890. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 870. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
December 8, 2016-December 20, 2016 US $ 1040. For one pax US $ 890. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 870. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
December 19, 2016-December 31, 2016 US $ 1040. For one pax US $ 890. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 870. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
Cost Includes

-    International and domestic airport arrivals and departures
-    Accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan ( as per the choice of the trekkers )
-    Domestic flight fare as per the itinerary including airport tax
-    All necessary paperwork for permit ( national park entrance, TIMS card )
-    Accommodation at the hotels / lodges in the trekking trail
-    All meals ( breakfast, lunch and dinner ) in the trekking
-    An experienced English speaking trek leader ( trekking guide ) and assistant trekking guide ( 4 trekking members ), and porters ( one porter between two trekkers ) to carry luggage including their meals, accommodation, wages, equipment and accident insurance.
-    First aid medical kit
-    All government and local taxes
-     Farewell dinner


Cost Excludes

-  International airfare to and from Kathmandu
-    Nepal visa fee
-    Excess baggage charges for the domestic flight
-    Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
-    Travel and rescue insurance for trekking members
-    Any additional expenses due to domestic flight delay or cancellation
-    Any other expenses of personal nature ( phone calls, laundry, bar bills battery recharge, hot shower and boiled water in the trekking ).
-    Gratuity for the trekking staffs

 



Trips Facts

  • Annapurna Region
  • 4130m.
  • 16
  • Moderate
  • March – May, Mid Sept. – December
  • Lodge Trek
  • one of the best medium range treks starting from 800m. altitude to over 4000m. within a short span of time. A magnificent journey to renowned Annapurna base camp well known as nature amphitheatre along with unparallel views of snow capped mountains.

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