Among the hardest available treks but still these treks are in reach of most people however one must be fit. These trips go above 5000 meters and for the duration of 15 – 20 days walking up to 6-7 hours in a day.
Go to the base camp of Mount Annapurna passing through ever changing landscape in this 10 days of grueling but rewarding trek. The Himalayas are tough beasts to conquer but it is worth the effort for an adventure of a lifetime.
Constantly changing ecosystems. That is what you will get in your journey from Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp through Pokhara and several Himalayan villages. From walking on snow more than 13,000 feet above the sea level to passing through forests, crossing rivers, and moving across valleys, you will get everything the Himalayas have to offer. Annapurna, the Goddess of Harvests, stands in the distance as you make a tough journey towards her feet. And once you get there, you will be rewarded with a blissful experience for your pilgrimage.
We will receive you at the airport in Kathmandu (4,600 feet) and take you to your hotel.
We will take you around Kathmandu to different heritage sites and happening places to make you see why this ancient city is so popular among tourists. Kathmandu is rich in culture and the ancient parts of the city have not changed for hundreds of years. A pre-trip meeting will be held in the evening to run you through the itinerary.
A tourist bus will take you to Pokhara, the famous tourist town on the bank of the Phewa Lake. We reach Pokhara in seven hours and have to pass green hills after hills to get there. Everyone going to or returning from Annapurna stays at Pokhara, so you will meet plenty of travellers like yourself here. The lakeside area offers an amazing nightlife to relax you ahead of your trekking trip.
It is a very short drive to Nayapool village where the trekking circuit around Mount Annapurna begins. We will begin our own expedition by hiking up to Jhinu Danda. It takes a few hours and the first day of any trekking is tough but there is a hot water spring at Jhinu that will ease your pain a little.
There is no rest for the weary. We have to climb up for about six hours through forests and enter the Modi Khola Valley to reach Dovan village. Rest well as we trek to Annapurna Base Camp the next day.
You have to walk again for the entire day to reach our point of interest. To reach this glacial basin, we have to pass through narrow ways between the bases of Mount Himchuli (21,132 feet) and Mount Machhapuchchhre (22,943 feet). Standing on the foot of the Annapurna Mass it is breathtaking; you will be surrounded by mountains over 23,000 feet. No wonder the local people consider this place a home of the gods.
We have to leave Annapurna behind. It is an entire day of trekking, as much as nine hours. But its downhill and the view of the beautiful Himalayan range and the rhododendron forests and rivers along the way might distract you away from your fatigue.
We trek further downhill to Syauli Bazaar. This is a relatively short trek as we reach there in not more than four hours. We pass through small and beautiful villages which offer plenty of material for the shutterbug. Our long and exhausting trek ends at Syauli Bazaar from where we drive back to Pokhara. Pokhara is the perfect place if you wish to go for an end-of-trek party and drink away your pain.
We will drive back to Kathmandu in our tourist bus. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner from our side to thank you for visiting Nepal and bid you goodbye.
It has been a tiring 10 days in Nepal but you will go home feeling that you did conquer nature a little bit. We will drop you to the airport.
In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 230.Also note that single rooms is easily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
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Note: The lists have been prepared by our guides based on experience and are meant as suggestion for an average trekker. Each trekker will have his/her own preferences and necessities and we recommend carrying everything that you think you might need. You will find several options for each equipment and we advise to select the best match for your particular trip. You can purchase almost everything on the lists in Kathmandu and we are happy to help you choose.
We give you the power to choose the departure date that suits your group best. A private trip is a perfect solution if you can’t find a published departure date that you and your companions agree on. You can set up a private departure for most of the trips we offer.
We never force our customers to follow our set itinerary.You can customize your itinerary exactly the way you want. Please share with us your ideas.
As one of the core guiding principles for Mountain Kick, we always give back to the mountain community in any way we can as a means of gratitude. The people who live in the Himalayas and share their homes with us deserve to have all their little problems fixed which seem very basic for outsiders but are commonplace in rural Nepal. The people lack proper access to healthcare, sanitation and education but a little effort from travellers goes on a long way to solve these issues. Mountain Kick has made it its corporate social responsibility to help improve the living standards of the local community. We make donations to their cause, organize social campaigns and programs and also have a few trips designed to mix a little volunteer work in your holiday.READ MORE ABOUT CSR