Trail Difficulty: 6/10
Adventure Duration: 14 day/s
|01:00 AM||Day 0: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu.|
|07:00 AM||Day 1: Free day in Kathmandu to explore the city.|
|07:00 AM||Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m) Duration: 6 hrs. We set off for a long drive to Pokhara, the second largest city in Nepal. The scenery along the road is dramatic as we witness rivers, valleys, cascading rice terraces and rocky gorges. As soon as we arrive in Pokhara we check in our hotel and explore Pokhara.|
|07:00 AM||Day 3: Pokhara - Nayapul and trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m) Duration: 4 hrs After breakfast we drive to Nayapul, the jump-off point of our Annapura Base Camp Adventure! The trail to Tikhu Dhunga will pass by the village of Birethanti, will pass through bamboo forests and waterfalls among others.|
|08:00 AM||Day 4: Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2850m/9348ft) Duration: 7 hrs / From Tikhe Dhunga we trek to Ghorapeni, a marvellous place where we can witness a panoramic view of the great Nepal mountains such as Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukuche Nilgiri (6940m), and Annapurna I (8091m) among others. The trail to Ghorapeni passes by suspension bridges, pastures and cultivated fields, streams, the villages of Nangethanti and of the Margar people’s Ulleri.|
|04:00 AM||Day 5: Hiking - Poonhill (3180m), trek to Tadapani (2500m) Duration: 6-7 hrs / We wake up early in the morning to catch the sunrise in Poon Hill, one of the major destinations for those visiting Pokhara. In Poon Hill you have the chance to witness a superb sunrise over the panoramic vista of the Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, among many others. After Poon Hill we head back to Ghorepani for breakfast and to prepare for the trek to Tadapani.|
|08:00 AM||Day 6: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2020m/6625ft) Duration: 5 hours / We shall descend down the precipitous trail as we leave Tadapani. We trek to Chomrong and walk the wonderful and crazy trail of woodland and forest as we reach Gung, the village of the Gurung people.|
|08:00 AM||Day 7: Chhomrong to Dovan (2600m/8528ft) Duration: 5 hours / The trail will continue to lead us to Chhomrong Khola and then climb to Khuldighar which is elevated at 2380m. The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) check-post is situated here. From here, the trail is a continuous descent until we reach Dovan.|
|08:00 AM||Day 8: Dovan to Deurali (3200m/10500ft) Duration: 4 hours / Our continuation of the trail is covered with emerald and jaded bamboo forests, with the peak of blossoming rhododendrons as we trek to Deurali. We shall pass the Himalayan Hotel and trek on to Hinko (3020m) with trails lined with petrified trees and burnt sienna foliage. Deurali lies above the ridges of Hinko. The trail leading from Hinko to Deurali is the one which is most susceptible to avalanches.|
|08:00 AM||Day 9: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4210m) Duration: 5 hrs / Today is the day that we reach the Annapurna Base Camp! Along the way we will pass past the Machhapuchhre Base Camp to the Annapurna Base Camp. This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountains. Marvel on all the grand mountains with all its beauty.|
|08:00 AM||Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m) Duration: 7 hrs / We wake up early the morning and experience the sunrise as it hits the surrounding mountains. This is one of the best experiences one could ever have. After breakfast, we descend the same trail as it drops by 1,700m to the banks of Modi Khola at Bamboo where we will be spending the night.|
|08:00 AM||Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (hot spring) (1780m) Duration: 6 hrs / Today, we’ll follow the same trail until Chommrong. The trail continues through the rhododendrons and bamboo fields to Chhomrong then descends very steeply to the Jhinu hot spring. Here we can bathe in the natural hot springs to rejuvenate our tired muscles.|
|09:00 AM||Day 12: Jhinu Danda to Nayapul to Pokhara (910m/2985ft) Duration: 2 hours / From Jhinu hot springs, we advance on the right side of Modi Khola for two hours until we reach our 4x4 jeepneys which will take us back to Nayapul. From here we continue the drive until we reach back Pokhara. We check in and then explore the city.|
|11:00 AM||Day 13: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu This day is another free day to explore Pokhara before we fly back to Kathmandu.|
|01:00 PM||Day 14: Farewell (leave at night)|
Package Rate: USD 1,300 or PHP 75,000
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Introduction to Hiking in Nepal
Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu
Two nights’ accommodation in Pokhara
Twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the whole ABC hike
Three daily meals with tea/coffee during the ABC hike (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
All ground transportation including airport transfers and drive to Pokhara
One way flight: Pokhara to Kathmandu
All hiking permits and reservation
Use of Duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag
Trail Adventours Adventure Guide/Coordinator
Porters (1 porter for 2 people)
Trail Adventours Shirt and ID
Roundtrip airfare from Manila / Airport fees / visa fees / Personal Travel Insurance/ Meals outside the trek inclusions / Personal expenses
*A more detailed "Things to bring" will be discussed during our preparation climb meeting.
1. Do we head to Nepal together from Manila?
We advise everyone to join us on the flight from Manila to Nepal and back to Manila. However, if you wish to stay longer or arrive earlier, this is allowed. Just make sure that you’re in Nepal on our scheduled timeline.
2. Is a Visa required to enter Nepal?
Yes. Visa is acquired upon arrival and the fee is USD 40.00.
3. How cold will the hike be?
For the month of September-November and March-May expect the temperature to drop below 0 degrees especially at night. During the day, usually the temperature is between 8-15 degrees Celsius. Also, there’s a very strong possibility of rain or sometimes even hail in the afternoon.
4. Where will we be spending the night?
We will be staying in tea houses and guest houses during the whole trek.
5. Should I get a travel insurance?
Yes. Being in the mountains for almost 10 days and hiking in a high altitude mountain, having your own personal travel insurance is mandatory. Companies like WorldNomads, Axa Philippines, etc. are some of the recommended provider.
6. For the payment deposit, how do I pay in US Dollars?
For all our international hikes, we suggest to pay via bank deposit to avoid incurring additional fees. After reservation on our website we will be sending you instructions on how to accomplish and where to deposit the down payment. We will require a 60% down payment and a full payment 2 months before the hike.
7. How do we get to Pokhara from Kathmandu?
From Kathmandu we will drive by bus to Pokhara. This is a 6 hour ride which gives one a glimpse of Nepal with its roads, gorges, scenic mountain views, among others. On the way back to Kathmandu we will be taking the plane.
We will be conducting a preparation climb meeting/ introduction to Nepal weeks before our scheduled departure to discuss briefly our Annapurna Base Camp Expedition.
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