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Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by a staff / representative from Ang Rita Trek & Expedition as you come out at the airport after the immigration formalities. You will be transferred to a hotel. A briefing of the trekking trip will be arranged at a convenient time.

Day 02: Kathmandu – Pokhara Flight ( 30 minutes) – Dhampus ( 1650m. ): 4 hrs.
We fly to Pokhara in the morning enjoying the sights of beautiful Himalayas of west from Kathmandu and  drive to Phedi (approx 1  hr.). We commence trekking with gradual climb up for three hours to arrive at colourful village, Dhampus (1650m.).  At the top of the ridge the views of Machhapuchhre.  Annapurna South (7273m.) and Annapurna II (7937m) are magnificent and these peaks dominate the Skyline.

Day 03: Dhampus – Landrung ( 1565m. ); 5 hrs.
We move through the forest and pass Pothana. We climb through the rhododendron forest and descend towards the villages again.  We arrive at the picturesque village of Landrung (1565m.).

Day 04: Landrung – Chhomrong ( 2140m ); 6 – 7 hrs.
We descend and pass along the bank of Modi Khola and through the forest.  We cross the suspension bridge and climb up further and descend to cross Kimrung Khola. We arrive at Chhomrong.

Day 05: Chhomrong – Doban  ( 2580m. ); 6 – 7 hrs.
From Chhomrong Village, we descend to Chhomrong Khola and ascend after crossing it.  We pass through thick forest vegetation and follow the western bank of Modi Khola to Khuldi.  Then, we descend long and steep stone steps into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests and arrive at Bamboo Lodge.  Another one hour trek through bamboo and bushes takes us to Doban.

Day 06: Doban – Deurali ( 3230m. ); 5 – 6 hrs.
A steady ascent following the trail above the river through thick bamboo, oak and rhododendron forests from takes us to Hinko.  Once we reach Hinko the forest disappears and the valley open up and becomes very picturesque.  We are at the foot of  Machhapuchhre now.  We gradually climb up and arrive at Deurali.

Day 07: Deurali – Machhapuchhre base camp – Annapurna base camp ( 4130m. ); 6 hrs.
A steady ascent about three hours takes us to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3720m.) which offers the great vies of majestic Machhapuchhre. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna. The vegetation gradually disappears and the path widens as we enter the sanctuary. We gradually climb up for three hours and arrive at Annapurna base camp the ultimate destination of the trek. The spectacular views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Himchuli, Gangapurna and more make the trekking one of the best in Nepal.

Day 08: Annapurna base camp – Himalaya Hotel ( 2920m ); 5 hrs.
We enjoy the great views of sun rise over the Himalayas in the dawn and retrace or steps  descending to Machhapuchhre base camp, Deurali, Hinko Cave and passing through forest to Himalaya Hotel.

Day 09: Himalaya Hotel  - Chhomrong ( 2140m. ); 5 – 6 hrs.
We gradually descend through thick rhododendron and bamboo forest pass Doban and arrive at Bamboo. A steep ascend takes us to Khuldi and then to Sinuwa from where we relish the great views of mountains. We gradually descend following the stone steps and arrive at Chhomrong.

Day 10: Chhomrong – Ghandruk ( 5 – 6 hrs. )
We gradually ascend and then descend to Kimrung Khola, cross it and steep climb up to the ridge. The gradual descend from the ridge takes us to Ghandruk, one of the most beautiful villages of Gurungs who are famous for courageous fighting Gurkhas in British army.

Day 11: Ghandruk – Naya Pool – Pokhara ( 7 hrs. )
We descend gradually passing several villages following the bank of Modi Khola to arrive at Birethanti. After crossing Modi Khola and again following the bank of the River takes us to Naya Pool where we will catch the land transportation to Pokhara.

Day 12: Drive / Fly Pokhara - Kathmandu.
We either drive along the bank of Marshyangdi and Trisuli River or fly to Kathmandu. We check – in the hotel and enjoy the fare well dinner at one of the typical Nepali restaurants with cultural program.

Day 13:  Airport transfer for your onward journeys.
We transfer you to the airport for your international departure.

Trekking Group Size

We organize trekking in Annapurna region for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax and porters (one porter between two members ) to carry members luggage. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.   

Experience and Health Requirements

Annapurna sanctuary trekking is considered a moderate trek suitable for those who can hike for 6 – 8 hours a day. Obviously hiking in the high altitude will not be so easy rather physically more demanding, however our itinerary is scheduled for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in the trekking. It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks which will contribute to comfortable accomplishment in reaching Annapurna base camp. No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to consult with the doctors before coming for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this trekking.

Travel Insurance

Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies.Ang Rita Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.

Accommodations

Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability ) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If the  trekker is a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex.

Meals

Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Annapurna base camp trekking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Sherpa food, Tibetan food to  all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian.). Unlike other trekking companies, Ang Rita Trek allows trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the trek. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the  trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.

Acclimatization

Any trekker can get altitude sickness while trekking in the high altitude despite strong physically fitness. What is important is giving enough time for the proper acclimatization for the trekking. Ang Rita Trek has planned the itinerary with gradual altitude gain giving enough time for acclimatization for the trekkers. Hiking slowly specially in the high altitude help prevent AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness ).  If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he / she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS and the client has to pay for it.

Equipment and Packing List

A variety of clothing is necessary for the Annapurna base camp trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.

Clothing

-    T – shirts
-    Hiking shorts
-    Undergarments
-    Full sleeves shirts
-    Long light weight cotton pants
-    Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
-    Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants.
-    Insulated pants / nylon windbreaker
-    Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
-    Fleece jacket or pullover
-    Waterproof shell jacket
-    Down jacket
-    Light warm fleece hat / woolen hat
-    Sun hat
-    Lightweight gloves.
-    Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal).

Foot Wear

-    Hiking boots
-    Light and comfortable camp shoes
-    Thin, lightweight inner socks.
-    Thick, warm wool hiking socks

Accessories

-    Down Sleeping bag
-    Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter )
-    Day pack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the day time )
-    Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag )
-    Water bottle
-    Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries
-    Trekking poles
-    Personal medicine box
-    Sunglasses with UV protection.
-    Books, dairy, pen, walkman  and any other game instruments

Toiletries and Personal Hygiene

-    Quick drying small towel
-    Toothbrush / paste
-    Soap
-    Face and body moisturizer
-    Sun block for lips
-    Tissues / toilet rolls
-    Wet wipes
-    Feminine hygiene products
-    Anti bacterial hands wash

Trek Leader(s) and Staff

All our trek leaders are well experienced who have led trekking in Annapurna region for more than eight years. Their in-depth knowledge about culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek  a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one. All trekking staff of Ang Rita Trek are locally employed and have the adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, history and the safety measures in running the trips.  Their attitude and the efforts will be always concentrated on the less impact of the trekkers to the local culture, custom, nature and the eco system.

Porter Care

Ang Rita Trek is firmly believes that roles of porters are significant in arranging the trip smoothly and successfully. We are strongly committed to the porters rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of sever condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.

Season

Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Annapurna region are Spring (March – May) and Autumn (mid Sept. – mid Dec. ). Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky. It gets colder towards the end of December. This trek can be done in any month except January and February. Annapurna base camp trekking can be done even during the monsoon season but not recommended. There a few avalanches prone area in this trekking route which makes it dangerous for trekking in winter season.

Departures Cost
March 15, 2016-March 27, 2016 US $ 1040. For one pax US $ 890. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 870. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
March 26, 2016-April 7, 2016 US $ 1040. For one pax US $ 890. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 870. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
April 2, 2016-April 14, 2016 US $ 1040. For one pax US $ 890. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 870. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
April 14, 2016-April 26, 2016 US $ 1040. For one pax US $ 890. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 870. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
September 20, 2016-October 2, 2016 US $ 1040. For one pax US $ 890. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 870. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
October 6, 2016-October 18, 2016 US $ 1040. For one pax US $ 890. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 870. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
October 10, 201-October 22, 2016 US $ 1040. For one pax US $ 890. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 870. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
October 22, 2016-November 3, 2016 US $ 1040. For one pax US $ 890. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 870. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
November 6, 2016-November 18, 2016 US $ 1040. For one pax US $ 890. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 870. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
November 18, 2016-November 30, 2016 US $ 1040. For one pax US $ 890. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 870. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
December 8, 2016-December 20, 2016 US $ 1040. For one pax US $ 890. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 870. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
December 19, 2016-December 31, 2016 US $ 1040. For one pax US $ 890. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 870. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
Cost Includes
  1. International and domestic airport arrivals and departures
  2. Accommodation at tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  3. Domestic flight fare as per the itinerary including airport tax
  4. All necessary paperwork for permit ( national park entrance, TIMS card )
  5. Accommodation at the hotels / lodges in the trekking trai
  6. All meals ( breakfast, lunch and dinner ) in the trekking
  7. An experienced English speaking trek leader ( trekking guide ) and assistant trekking     guide ( 4 trekking members ), and porters ( one porter between two trekkers ) to carry luggage including their meals, accommodation, wages, equipment and accident insurance.
  8. First aid medical kit
  9. All government and local taxes
  10. Farewell dinner

Cost Excludes
  1. International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  2. Nepal visa fee
  3. Excess baggage charges for the domestic flight
  4. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  5. Travel and rescue insurance for trekking members
  6. Any additional expenses due to domestic flight delay or cancellation
  7. Any other expenses of personal nature ( phone calls, laundry, bar bills battery recharge, hot shower and boiled water in the trekking ).
  8.  Gratuity for the trekking staffs

 

Trip Price

USD 890 Per Person*

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Trip facts

  • Trip Area:: Annapurna Region
  • Maximum Altitude:: 4130m.
  • Trip Duration:: 13 Days
  • Difficulty Level:: Moderate
  • Best Time:: March – May, Mid Sept. – December
  • Trip Mode:: Lodge Trek
  • Trip Highlights:: one of the best medium range treks starting from 800m. altitude to over 4000m. within a short span of time. A magnificent journey to renowned Annapurna base camp well known as nature amphitheatre along with unparallel views of snow capped mountains.

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