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Ghandruk Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Ghandruk Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Trip Facts

Start/End: Kathmandu-Kathmandu
Destination: Annapurna Base Camp
Trip Duration: 10
Transportation By Air/Car/Bus
Best Season: March-May, Sep-Dec
Difficulty Moderate
Max. Altitude 4130
Group Size 1-20
Activity Trekking/Sightseen

Overview And Highlights

Ghandruk Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an unconventional trek especially fulfilling the demands of tourists looking to trek only Annapurna Base Camp Trek within a limited time frame. The Short Annapurna Trek offers the tourist the opportunity to experience an indigenous region inhabited by people belonging to Gurung’s Magar and Thakali tribes, giving a quality insight into their lifestyle culture, and work habits. The path leading towards Annapurna Base Camp is thrilling and refreshing as everything is beautifully lined up with rhododendron forests, oak, and bamboos along the Modi Khola.Valley.

Himalaya Trekking Team has designed a trek into this dazzling natural amphitheater of mountain scenery and peaks encircling the entire Annapurna region. The Short Annapurna Base Camp trek offers majestic views of the snow-capped mountains and beautiful green fields. This mini version of trekking is picture-perfect as one gets to explore the snowcapped glacial mountain tops of Annapurna South, Machhapuchre, and so on, and is a time-saving affair too. Be thrilled by this spectacular shorter version of Annapurna Base Camp and take away glorious moments back to your country and treasure it forever.

Trip Highlights

  • Panoramic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Explore the biggest village at Ghandruk Gurung Village
  • Visit Museum at Ghandruk
  • View of so many Mountains of Annapurna Region

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1280

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport you will be warmly greeted by a representative from the Himalaya Trekking Team. After completion of customs formalities. we will collect your luggage and escort you to your Hotel.

Day 2 : Kathmandu to Pokhara Flight 25 M Flight and drive to nayapul and trek to Ghandruk 5-6 hrs trek

Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1940

We take an early morning flight to Pokhara, the beautiful lake city and catch great views of the Himalayas from the right side of our airplane. After landing in the Pokhara airport, we drive to Naya Pul (1 hour and 20 minutes) and start the trek. From Birethanti, we trek to Ghandruk, a beautiful village mostly inhabited by the Gurung community. If time permits, we also visit the Gurung museum today.  Overnight in Ghandruk.

Day 3 : Ghandruk  to  Chhomorong 5-6 hrs

Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2170

After breakfast in Ghandruk we will continue our trek to Chhomorong, At this juncture, we climb up for about an hour up to Kimrungdanda. On the way, we can enjoy great views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Ganggapurna. A steep descent takes us to the Kimrong Khola. After another steep ascent from Kimrong Khola to Chere Danda, we descend for a while and then it’s a gentle walk to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massive. Overnight in Chhomrong.

Day 4 : Chhomorong to Deurali 5-6 hrs

Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3230

We descend via 2500 stone steps and cross the suspension bridge above Chhomrong Khola. From here it is an uphill climb to Lower Sinuwa and the Upper Sinuwa. Next, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo. We pass through a bamboo forest which is damp and cold then ascend steadily with a few steep sections. It is only after reaching Himalaya Hotel that the forest opens up and we are out in the sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below. It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here we can see the trail drop closer to the river before climbing again to Deurali, the most scenic stretch of the day. The vegetation is sparser, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below, and the sheer rock-face cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls. Overnight in Deurali.

Day 5 : Deurali to ABC - 5 hrs

Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accomodation
Tea House
Elevation
4130

Climb gently through a river bed then over a steep trail over to the mountain side. The hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat strenuous. From Machhapuchhre base camp we get excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. From here, we get sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us. The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding the 360-degree panorama. From the base camp we again get to savor mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South , Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 6 : ABC to Bamboo 7-8  hrs

Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accomodation
Tea H ouse
Elevation
2340

From the Annapurna base camp we retrace our steps to Bamboo. Today’s trek is downhill, so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Besides, we will always have the company of the extraordinary landscape to cheer us up.  Overnight in Bamboo.

Day 7 : Bamboo to Jhinu  (Jhinu Hot Spring) - 5 hrs

Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accomodation
Tea House
Elevation
1780

From Bamboo, it is an uphill trek to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Then we climb the stone steps to Chhomrong. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be resting for the night. Today we will have an opportunity to enjoy the hot springs which is just a 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda to soothe our aching body. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.

Day 8 : Jhinu to Pokhara, 5 Hours trek, and drive back to Pokhara – 1:30 Hour Driving

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
820

We walk at the right side of Modi Khola for about 5 hours to Birethanti which can be considered one of the best and the most relaxing walks of the entire Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Upon reaching Nayapul, we take a Jeep and drive back to Pokhara where we stay overnight at hotel

Day 9 : Pokhara to Kathmandu, 7 to 8 hr driving

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1280

We will be ready to Kathmandu in the morning along the Prithivi Highway. There are many interesting views on this trip including mountains, rivers, waterfalls and jungle as well as farm terraces and villages. It takes approximately 7-8 hours to drive to Kathmandu

Day 10 : Final Departure or If you have time you can continue trip to Chitwan Jungle Safari Program.

A representative from the Himalaya Trekking Team will assist you to the airport for departure. You will know we have done everything we can to leave you with an unforgettable travel experience in Nepal. We hope you will return. Or if you have time you can go to Chitwan Jungle Program, For more details Click Here

Service Includes

  • Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
  •  2 Night Hotel in Kathmandu at 3 star level
  • 2 Night Hotel in Pokhara on BB
  • Pokhara to Kathmanduy Deluxe tourist bus
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by air
  • All accommodations and meals during the trek ( Including B,L,D)
  • Pokhara to Nayapul (Trekking starting point) & return by private car from same place
  • During Trek on full board of meals (breakfast, Lunch & Dinner & Tea- coffee)
  • Comfortable, clean and private accommodation at tea house/lodge during the trekking time
  • Advance Adventure Trekking Guide (English speaking, First Aid and eco trained), one Sherpa porter on each two trekkers in a group, their entire trekking expenses, salary, insurance
  • Annapurna Conservation entry fee and permit
  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Security Card)
  • All necessary gov and local taxes
  • Trekking Certificate
  • Sleeping Bag (Return after trek)
  • Trekking Pole (Return after trek)
  • Seasonable fruits
  • Final airport departure

Service Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fees, intl. airfare in/out to Nepal
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel and rescue insurance 
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
  • Any extending trips
  • Tips for Guide & Porters

Altitude Graph

Additional Information

The Trekking Day

For the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek you will stay at Tea House, before start your trek you need to pack up your trekking bag before breakfast, as porters will set off early. After breakfast approximately 2-3 hours of trekking you take a break for lunch somewhere in the trail. After a relaxing lunch, you typically spend around 2-3 hours or even more sometimes on the trail before reaching your stopping point. Throughout the day, you will take frequent rest breaks and take time to admire the fascinating mountains views. You take plenty of pictures of yourself with incredibly panoramic mountains view of Annapurna Region, rivers, landscapes, prayer flags, temples, etc. Once you arrive at your tea house, you take a rest and Dinner is generally around 7pm. After your dinner our guide will take your breakfast order for tomorrow and he will give you briefing for tomorrow trip.

What you carry for day pack bag

You need to carry your day pack for your personal items like your water bottle, your money, and some others medicine, camera etc.Your guide will let you know each evening of any extra items you will need for the following day. If you have a comfortable day pack you load will only be a few kilograms and hardly noticeable.

Food

In Kathmandu & Pokhara part we provide breakfast but during the trek we have three meal (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), Every Tea House have their own menu so you can order menu food item but if you have big group like 20 pax guide will choose the food for you. 

Accommodation

Accommodation in Kathmandu we will provide you deluxe room with private facilities on Breakfast basic. During the Trekking you will have Tea House and is of a basic (normal) standard. Twin Rooms or multi share with basic shared toilet facilities. Hot Showers are available in some places but they will charge directly to client when they ask for hot shower.

Transportation

Transportation within Kathmandu valley is done with Cars or Jeeps, Van, Hiace, Coaster bus, Mini bus, Coaches depending upon the group size. In trekking region, transportation mean is hiking and in some cases Yaks / horses or donkeys are used for baggage carriage. In this trekking route, hiking is the major mean of transportation while your baggage will be carried by porters .

Trekking Staff

The Guide is in overall charge of the trek and looking after you. This is the person you should go to with all problems, concerns and questions. All our guides are trained in all aspects of trekking, conservation, high altitude medicine, and first-aid and emergency procedures. They are professionals selected for their knowledge and passion for Nepal and its peoples.

Porters

Transport your duffle bags / rucksack – one porter for every two trekkers in Tea house trekking and camping (Tented camp) trekking it is depend on luggage/ equipment that we need for your camping trekking.

Trek Grading

It is impossible to have a 'foolproof' grading system as everyone has different expectations and perceptions of their own fitness level. Remember that no trek in the Himalaya is a stroll as all involve going up and down at altitude and that altitude affects everyone differently. Regardless of age or fitness, preparation before you arrive is essential. Aerobic activity, swimming, cycling or brisk walking is recommended or, at the very least, walk up and down stairs in your trekking boots but some can do this trekking without did any preparation of trekking.

Money

It should be better to bring the USD in Nepal. Because you can change everywhere easily.

You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek before leaving Kathmandu. You can find the money exchange counters near your hotel and there are no exchange facilities in villages / trekking trails if they change they will take more commission.

Tipping

Tipping is a personal and voluntary matter and tips are not included in the trip price but who will working for you they are expect the tips so you can give tips directly to them at end of your trekking / tours and tipping is not any limitation so you can give tips as much you like if they will make you happy.

Insurance

It is main important part of the trip. Your Travel insurance is not included in the trip price. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency evacuation and repatriation (including helicopter evacuation) and personal liability. is included trekking crews' against personal accident.

Health

There are no specific health requirements for travel into Nepal. However, for the trekking in Himalayas, you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, you can accomplish this trek successfully but you should consult your doctor for up-to-date information regarding vaccinations, high altitude medication and medications for any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst traveling in Nepal. Some part of trekking have a small health post for emergency treatment with limited equipments, limited health workers and medication. Be aware that some drugs, including anti-malarial, have side effects at altitude. Please discuss this carefully with your doctor. 

Please be aware that you will be in remote areas and away from medical facilities for some time during this trip. We strongly recommend that you carry a personal First Aid kit as well as sufficient quantities of any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses).

Altitude Sickness

AMS (acute mountain sickness) is a serious issue. It is the result of the failure of the body to adapt to high altitude and can affect anyone, regardless of age or fitness. It usually occurs above 1,800 meters and the likelihood of being affected increases as you ascend. The way to reduce the affects of altitude is to ascend slowly, 300 meters per day above 3,000 meters until you have acclimatized. Poor acclimatization results in headache, nausea, sleeplessness, difficulty breathing and swelling of fingers and glands. The only cure for AMS is to descend to lower altitude and your guide's decision on this matter is final. When you are planning to trek above 3,000 meters we recommend not walks faster. If you will get altitude sickness please consult with your guide to go down at least 500 meters to recover.

Nepal Visa

Multiple entry visas are available on arrival at Kathmandu airport and all land borders except the citizens of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, and Palestine, Afghanistan. Multiple entry visas can be obtained from the immigration points costing US Dollars 25 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 15 days multiple entry visas, US Dollars 40 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent there to for 30 days multiple entry visa, US Dollars 100 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 90 days multiple entry visa.


 

Packing for your Trekking

  • you will need to bring a comfortable medium sized daypack to carry the things you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt.
  • Walking shoes / trekking bootsSocks, several pair of heavy wool outer socks and a few pairs of nylon inner socks.
  • Some pairs of Pants, shirts, T shirts 
  • Skirts med-calf to above the ankle
  • Worm sleeping bag and  jacket
  • Water bottle and Trekker's bag
  • Head Light
  • Toiletries ( soap, towel , toothbrush, washcloth ,paste , Comb and shampoos )
  • Lighter and Sunglasses
  • Raincoat ( monsoon season )
  • Hand bag / day bag
  • Walking shoes with new waffle soles(monsoon season)
  • Waterproof jacket.( monsoon season)
  • Plastic sheeting for covering the bag ( monsoon season)
  • Shaving paraphernalia for men
  • Woolen hat (high place or snowy place)
  • Woolen sweater or down jacket (high place or snowy place)
  • Woolen long Underwear (high place or snowy place)
  • Good Trekking boots (high place or snowy place)
  • Sun cream and Sandal for night
  • Some other worm cloths .
  • Some dry food

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Trip Reviews (3)

Good trip with good service

Having the amazing time during trekking by good service with affordable price. Annapurna Based Camp is the great adventure for the trekkers

 

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2019-05-12

Mr Truong

4th May, 2022


Lovey team

At first I have a lot of things to worry about, but as soon as I meet him (mr. Uttam) I worried no more and start enjoying the trip with friends! The support team was friendly, funny, kind and carring enough to make you feel safe and comfortabe but also have your own space and privacy, too! I think that’s genius.

Just a small thing to be consider about, I think if the trekking route spent us 1 more day in NBC, it’ll be a perfect trip ever!
 

Thank you for everything you’ve done for us, best regard!

 

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2019-05-13

Mr Kupo

4th May, 2022


My Nepal trekking dream come true yayy!!

It's really wonderful time there in ABC trekking with Mr. Uttam and his team. Our trekking tour is so free and easy bacause tour guide and posters are so friendy, funny and support us very well. Schedule could be flexible following your needs and tour guideline advises. I will comeback to join EBC with him.

 

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2019-06-15

Ms. Linh

4th May, 2022


USD 825 Per Person

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