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Annapurna and Macchapuchare Base Camp Trek

Trek to both Macchapuchare and Annapurna Base Camp, which is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary.

Trip Level:

Easy

Destination:

Nepal

Max Altitude:

4130 m

Starts At:

kathmandu

Ends At:

kathmadnu

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1330m)
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m)
Day 03: Pokhara to Kande(1720m) to Tolka(1700m)
Day 04: Tolka to Chomrong(2170m)
Day 05: Chomrong to Dovan(2600m)
Day 06: Dovan to Deaurali(3230m)
Day 07: Deaurali to Annapurna Base Camp(4130m)
Day 08: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo(2310m)
Day 09: Bamboo to Jhinu Dada (Hot Spring, 1780m)
Day 10: Jhinu Dada (Hot Spring)  to Nayapul to Pokhara
Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 12: Kathmandu to Departure

Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu(1330m): Meet our representative at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. All the required documents ,photos, passport copis etc. are collected for the preparation of all legal documents required during the trek. On the same day you'll be meeting your guide for the trek.

Day 02 Kathmandu to Pokhara(820m): After the breakfast we will be heading to Pokhara by tourist bus which takes around 6-7 hours. On the way we would be seeing the beautiful view of the Trishuli river which is flowing side by side through out the most of our way to Pokhara. We even get to witness the people doing rafting in Trishuli river.

Day 03 Pokhara to Kande(1720m) to Tolka(1700m): Today is the first day of our trekking and we start our journey by private transport vehicle to Kande. Then we start trekking to Tolka. After walking around 3 hours up hill and around 2 hours down hill  we reach our destination i.e.Tolka. Our trekking is all the way through the forest and we get to see the beautiful view of mountains (Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Macchapuchre, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Dhaulagiri and so on)  and nature through out the trek.

Day 04 Tolka to Chomrong(2170m): As usual we start our trek after breakfast to our next destination and todays  destination will be Chomrong. It takes around 5-6 hours going up and down hill all the way through rivers , bridges , streams , springs ,local villages etc. Passing the places like Landruk , Jhinu dada which are themselevs one of the famous tourism destination we reach Chomrong. From Chomrong Mt. Annapurna South and Mt. Fishtail seems very close.

Day 05 Chomrong to Dovan(2600m):Today we actually enter the  valley of the ABC. It takes around 5-6 hours to reach Dovan by walking equally up and down hill and through the forests. As the altitude increases the view of the mountains seems more pleasant and beautiful.

Day 06 Dovan to Deaurali(3230m): As altitude continues to rises we start walking quite slower than usual so we stay at Deaurali which takes around 4-5 hours with all the way through forests. There is more probablity of seeing the snow from today.

Day 07 Deaurali to MBC(3800m) to ABC(4130m): As we approach closer and closer to the mountains it starts getting colder. On the way to ABC we first reach MBC which takes around 3 hours and further 2hours to ABC. We will be surrounded by mountains from all sides and the density of the vegetations and plants will be thinner and thinner. It is the best and one of the nearest view point of the mountains(Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Fishtail ,Mt. Gangapurna, Mt. Annapurna II and III and much more).

Day 08 ABC to MBC to Bamboo(2310m): We will be waking early in the morning to see the pleasing view sun rise through the mountain ranges. And after the breakfast we start our trek down to Bomboo through same way back down hill leaving MBC behind. Overnight at Bamboo.

Day 09 Bamboo to Jhinu danda(Hot Spring ,1780m): After the breakfast we start our  trek down to Jhinu danda through stones steps most of the time. We will be at Chomrong one more time while we trek down to Jhinu danda. As soon as we reach Jhinu danda we will be going to hot spring to become fresh and  relax for sometimes.

Day 10 Jhinu danda to Nayapul to Pokhara(830m): After the breakfast we start our trek down to Nayapul which takes around 5-6 hours following the Modi river all the way down to Nayapul with several villages on the way. When we arrive Nayapul we go to Pokhara by 1 hour drive.

Day 11 Pokhara to Kathmandu(1330m):Today we will be back to Kathmandu and as trip comes to an end. We can prefer to go by tourist bus(6-7 hours drive) or can fly by domestic air (35 minutes flight) too.

Day 12 Kathmandu Departure: After breakfast , a Himalayan Rock Treks and Expedition responsible person will drop you to the international airport.

Cost Include

  • Airport pickup on arrival at Kathmandu airport by private coach
  • Airport departure drop off at Kathmandu airport by private coach
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Pokhara (Lakeside)
  • Transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus
  • Transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Transfer Pokhara to Phedi by taxi (start trek)
  • Transfer Naya Pull to Pokhara by taxi (finish trek)
  • Accommodation during trekking in lodges, teahouses
  • English speaking experienced guide
  • Porter(s), generally 1 porter for 2 pax (max 12 kg per person)
  • Food, salary, accommodation and insurance for our Nepali staff
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee
  • TIMS (trekking registration card)
  • Annapurna region trekking map
  • Service from our office in Kathmandu, Thamel

Cost Exclude

  •  International flight to and from Nepal and airport taxes
  • Vaccination and Nepal visa
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal insurance and other personal expenses
  • Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected)

Trekking Equipment Checklist

The weather can be cold, unpredictable and challenging while in the mountains. Hence the travelers need to be prepared to cope up with the weather. While you can take the different kind of equipment to make things comfortable for you, there are some basic things that you must carry with you for completion of the trek in comfortable manner.

Sun Hat
Fleece/Wool hat that covers ears
Sunglasses
Scarf to cover face (dust/wind)

Upper Body:
At least 4 pair of T-shirts
2 lightweight thermal tops
2 Merino/Fleece long shelve tops
Water and wind proof shell jacket
Down Jacket
Raincoat (Poncho)

Lower Body:
Under garments
Hiking shorts
Lightweight walking pants
Light weight thermal leggings
Fleece or tracksuit pants
Water and wind proof pants

Feet:
At least 4 pairs of  thick warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots (with spare laces)
Walking sneakers
Sandals
Walking poles (Walking Stick)
Hands:
Lightweight fleece gloves
Water and wind proof gloves

Note: Sleeping bags come handy in case of difficult circumstances. We recommend every trekkers to take one with them while on the mountains. You can bring your own or it can be hired here.