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Ghandruk Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Trek to the Annapurna base camp, the world's tenth highest mountain and explore the vibrant Gurung villages of Ghandruk and Chhommorong in just 7 Trek Days with Ghandruk Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
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Trip Introduction

Tour Duration 12 Days Days Group Size 1-16 pax
Grade beginner Max Altitude 4130M/13550ft
Starting Point Kathmandu Ending Point Kathmandu
Accommodation 3-star hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara and tea house / lodge during the trek
Meals breafast in kathmandu & pokhara and all meals during the trek
Transportation All ground transportation as per itinerary

Ghandruk Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a shorter version of Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The short ABC trek is designed to complete the famous Annapurna Sanctuary Trek in just 7 days. The trek inside the Annapurna Conservation Area- the largest conservation area in Nepal allows exploring the natural and cultural wonders of Annapurna. The highest point to get during the ABC trek 7 days is at 4130 meters above the sea level.

 


The trekking through the dense forest of rhododendron, pine and bamboo and the exploration of vibrant Gurung villages of Ghandruk and Chhomorong is interesting. The fascinating waterfalls, the occasional encounters of wildlife are wonderful. The best views of mountains including Himchuli, Annapurna South, Barahi Shikhar, Annapurna I, Glacier Dom, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre aka fishtail is excellent.

 


The next natural hot spring of Jhinu Danda is the best addition of the trekking. We have included the natural hot spring bath of the Jhinu at the end of the Annapurna trek to have a more relaxing end. Like other trekking in Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 days is also seasonal trekking. The best time for this trek is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Trekking in Annapurna in monsoon (June to August) is possible. Whereas, trekking around Annapurna is not recommended in winter (Mid-January to February) due to the avalanches risk areas.

 


Finally, the permit needed for the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking are ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) and TIMS Cards. These permits can be issued either in Kathmandu or in Pokhara at Nepal tourism board offices.

 


Ghandruk Annapurna Basse Camp Trek Highlights

  • Trek to the base camp of worlds’ tenth highest mountain.
  • Explore the vibrant Gurung villages of Ghandruk and Chhommorong.
  • Trek through the dense forest of rhododendron and bamboo.
  • Witness the superb waterfalls.
  • Collect the best views of mountains including Himchuli, Annapurna South, Barahi Shikhar,
  • Annapurna I, Glacier Dom, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre and more.

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Detail Itinerary

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Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International airport, you will be greeted by one of our representatives with traditional Nepali garland. You will then transfer to your hotel in Thamel. In the free time; you can take good rest in your hotel.

Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on twin/double sharing basis.
Meals: Not included this.

Do Kathmandu valley sightseeing to explore four of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites of Kathmandu valley. The four sites include two Buddhist monasteries of Soyambhunath and Boudhanath, one Hindu pilgrimage of Pashupatinath and one historical palace place of Kathmandu Durbar Square. After the sightseeing, you can do the preparation for the trekking. Your guide will be helping you out if any gears/things are needed to buy or rent.

Accommodation: at a 3-star category hotel on twin/double sharing basis.
Meals: Breakfast included.

Take a scenic drive to Pokhara through the green hills and the small to big settlements. You can some breaks for the food and toilets. In Pokhara, you can go around Phewa Lake and collect the best sunrise views in Annapurna ranges.

Accommodation: at a 3-star category hotel on twin/double sharing basis.
Meals: Breakfast included.

After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel. Then the journey to Ghandruk begins. The drive to Ghandruk from Pokhara is about four hours on the pure offroad. The drive first goes to Nayapul where your guide will do the permit check-in. Then it continues to Ghandruk via some small local villages. Occasional views of Mount Fishtail and Annapurna south are expected along the way. Ghandruk is one of the most beautiful villages in Annapurna where you can explore the local living and witness the typical Gurung lifestyle. It also offers the best views of mountains as well.

Accommodation: at a local teahouse on twin/double sharing basis.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

The trek resumes after the delicious breakfast. The route from Ghandruk to Tadapani is mostly uphill through the rhododendron forest. From Tadapani, the route converts into the downhill to Chuile. From Chuile, you will then cross a river and a suspension bridge before entering the wonderful local settlement. After crossing the river, you will then take the uphill route to Chhomorong. Chhomorong offers the wonderful views of Mount Fishtail. From there you will be trekking one more hour to get to Lower Sinuwa for the night.

Accommodation: at a local teahouse on twin/double sharing basis.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Grab the good breakfast, then the trek to Deurali starts. The place you will visit this day is Upper Sinuwa. From there the route gets slightly flat. The landscapes along the way are just fantastic. Just before the Bamboo, you will get a chance to witness the wonderful waterfall. From Bamboo, you are entering to the holy mountain areas and the meats are not available onwards. Deurali is a small settlement in the river bank. A couple of teahouses are available for the night at Deurali.

Accommodation: at a local teahouse on twin/double sharing basis.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

The route from Deurali to MBC is easy and gradual hike. The mountains look closer and better
with your every step. You can take a short break at Machhpuchre Base Camp before the final
hike up to Annapurna Base Camp. From MBC onwards, the route becomes harder and the air
gets thinner. Though the excellent views keep inspiring you. At Annapurna Base Camp, you can
collect the 360 views of mountains. In the evening, you can collect the superb sunset view in the
Himalayas.
Accommodation: at a local teahouse on twin/double sharing basis.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Collect the best sunrise views on the Annapurna range. Then grab the hot breakfast before starting the trek back. You will be following the same route back to Bamboo via MBC-Deurali-Dovan and finally to Bamboo.

Accommodation: at a local teahouse on twin/double sharing basis.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

From Bamboo, you will follow the same route back to Chhomorong. From Chhomorong, you will then take the route to Jhinu Danda. The route from Chhomorong to Jhinu Danda is mostly downhill. Jhinu Danda is the natural hot spring place, where you can take a relaxing hot spring bath.

Accommodation: at a local teahouse on twin/double sharing basis.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

The final day of the trekking. Take two hours trekking from Jhinu Danda to Motkyu. From there you will be taking the drive back to Pokhara. In Pokhara, you can take a good rest in your hotel.

Accommodation: at a 3-star on twin/double sharing basis.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Included.

Take a scenic drive back to Kathmandu. In the evening, you can do some last-minute shopping around Thamel.

Accommodation: at a 3-star on twin/double sharing basis.
Meals: Breakfast Included.

You will be transferred to Kathmandu International airport to catch your returning flight back home with the hope to welcoming you again in Nepal.

Accommodation: not included this day
Meals: Breakfast Included.

Trip Includes/ Excludes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle
  • 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing basis
  • 2 nights hotel in Pokhara on twin/double sharing basis
  • Government registered, well experienced and friendly local trekking guide.
  • 1 Sharing trekking porter to between 2 trekkers (weight limit 25kg)
  • Meals during the trekking
  • Sharing twin /triple bed room in tea house lodges during trek.
  • Guide and porter fees with all their expenses.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by A/C tourist coach.
  • Shuttles by private vehicle from and to your hotel in Pokhara.
  • Necessary insurance for your guide and porters.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and TIMS Cards.
  • Bar drinks, beverages such as coke, fanta, sprite and mineral water.
  • Travel insurance, Nepal Tourist Visa fees, Items and expenses of personal nature.
  • Personal trekking gear and rescue operation in case of emergency.
  • Any expenses which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political trouble, and strikes etc.
  • Laundry, phone calls, internet, heater charge and wifi services.
  • Gratitude and tips for guide and porters

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