THE ANNAPUNAS BASE CAMP FROM KATMANDOU
THE ANNAPUNAS BASE CAMP FROM KATMANDOU
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THE ANNAPUNAS BASE CAMP FROM KATMANDOU
Visit the capital of Nepal and have an opportunity to climb the highest peak in the world. Visit many original monuments : temples, palaces, pagodas, recognized as world heritage of mankind. Discover the 2 major religions of the region: Buddhism and Hindu. Unbelievable landscapes
STEPS IN YOUR JOURNEY
Patan - Swayambunath - Katmandu Dubar Square - Ghandruk - Chomrong - Bamboo - Deurali - Jhinu - Tolka - Pothana - Phedi - Retour à Pokhara
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DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM
DEVELOP EVERY DAYS
  • Day 1
    Patan
    This is by taking your time that you will arrive to Kathmandu. The morning will be reserved for your check-in and your acclimatization. In the afternoon, you will visit Patan Dubar Square – the ancient royal city which has been the former capital and artistical city of the country, also known under Lalitpur’s name (city of beauty). You will discover a whole of Hindu temples, each one of them built under the reign of a different king in front of the former royal palace. Inside, we can find the Patan museum, reputated for its collection of statues of Hindu and Buddhist divinities. It is certainly the wealthiest museum of Nepal.

    Patan was once a great center for Buddhist teaching, as testimony many monasteries that you will meet in encounter in the maze of alleys of the Medieval Patan. You will have the opportunity to visit the Golden Temple. It is a real piece of goldsmithery, composed of a triple roof and a golden copper facade whose origins go back to the 12th century and where everything is engraved and carved. At the corner of an alley, you will also discover the temple Maha buddha, or temple of the nine thousand Buddhas, built in the fourteenth century with the effigy of Buddha. It is, in fact, reproduced on each of the bricks which constitute it, and this, nearly nine thousand times and of all sizes. Beauties that make Nepal a culturally and artistically rich country.

    Great craft center, Patan will know how to seduce you. You will have the opportunity to spend the night in the Newar Chen hotel, former Newar House (the Newars are the first inhabitants of the Katmandu Valley) run by the Shrestha family. This house has been restored and preserved thanks to a UNESCO initiative.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 2
    Swayambunath - Kathmandu - Durbar Square
    In the morning, you will visit Swayambunath, also called monkeys temple. You will have the opportunity to go admire well-known Buddhist Stupas located on the top of a hill where hundreds of monkeys are living. This summit offers a remarkable view of Katmandu and its agglomeration. It can be reached via the endless main staircase and be directly into the central square.

    Swayambunath is a part of the oldest religious site of Nepal, the city shelters the most ancient Stupo of the valley. It is also considered as one of the first sanctuary Buddhist in the world. Although the site is assimilated to Buddhism, the site is venerated both by Buddhists and Hindus.

    In the afternoon, you go to Dubar Square of Katmandu – the heart of the former city. This grandiose site, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is none other than the palace (Dubar) where the kings were crowned and from which they ruled. Katmandu Dubar Square is dotted with many sanctuaries, palaces, pagodas, statues and temples dedicated to the innumerable Hindu deities that your guide will help you discover.

    Before going back to Patan’s hotel, you will spend the night in Thamel, a very lively and touristic neighborhood created following the tourism of the 1980s, where you will find the “modern” Kathmandu.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 3
    From Kathmandu to Pokhara
    After a journey between both taxi and bus, you will arrive in Pokhara, located about 200 km away in the west of Kathmandu. It is the third largest city in Nepal through its population and one of the most touristic destinations in the country.

    Its lakes make it an important holiday town and its proximity to the massif of the Annapurna makes it a very popular destination. To the north, the outskirts of the city touch the foot of the Annapurna range and the mountains hich dominate the entire horizon are a source of contemplation and admiration for tourists and local inhabitants. No other city in Nepal offers such an impregnable view of the high peaks of the Himalaya.

    Pokhara offers a very relaxing atmosphere where you will have the opportunity in clear weather and with a little luck to see reflected in the backdrop, in the clear water of the lakes, the summits of the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri.

    You will spend the night there before the departure for the trek.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 4
    Trek departure - Nayapul - Ghandruk
    After 1 hour and 30 minutes of road you will finally arrive to Nayapul, departure point of the trek. As soon as your first hours of walk in an natural beauty environment, you will forget the small difficulties of the first steps. Along this way, you will meet various peasant ethnic groups cultivating wheat, rice or raising cows, goats, chickens etc.

    You will spend the end of the day to Ghandruk, step-village already offering you a beautiful view on the Annapurnas’ first summits.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 5
    Ghandruk - Chomrong
    It is under the beautiful morning colors of the valley that you will take the road back towards Chomrong. In the morning, you will have the opportunity to cross through Ghandruk village, a village mainly populated by young children and elderly people, most of the young people left in order to work in the city (Pokhara).

    The afternoon will be a little bit more sporty with a regular climb but all your efforts will be rewarded in the end by a good meal in the welcoming Chomrong village, which offers even more amazing views on the Himalaya. You will be able to participate at the elaboration of the meal, followed, if you wish, by a traditional dance show that will all the villagers will recommand to you.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 6
    Chomrong – Bamboo
    This day will start with the crossing of a forest when you will have the opportunity to discover new sceneries. Many birds and animals – especially white monkeys – are joing you along the way. You will cross the Sinuwa village, where you will slowly see the valley starting to open and close itself. But the fauna and flora will amaze you, especially in spring when the rhododendrons in bloom (national flower) offer you breathtaking colors. On the road that has narrowed at the same time as the valley, you will cross many trekkers and porters. You will spend the evening in the village of Bamboo. Rest in perspective, for a sweet night along with the pleasant sound of the river.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 7
    Bamboo – Deurali
    You will always walk through the forest with many waterfalls. And after passing Bamboo and its forest of bamboo, the difference in altitude changes, allowing you to start a good rhythm while the altitude rises, offering you a good breath of fresh air. Evening at Deurali to meet a population of great kindness. It is with the rhythm of the guitars that you will spend this evening to dream of past adventures and future ones.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 8
    Deurali - Base camp
    After having made the last steps in the tropical jungle-like forest, we come out from it to find landscapes of altitude almost similar to the alpine landscapes, where the vegetation becomes rarer as we are ascending. The air gradually refresh with the altitude. After a break at the base camp of Machappuchare, we continue our climb, this time in the grasslands and nevés, and finally reach the base camp of Annapurna at 4130m. Breathing becomes harder and the effort is quickly felt. You will reach the South Annapurna Base Camp (at 4,130 m) for a circular view of the Annapurna peaks. Magical moments .... Between snooze, photos of the site and volleyball parties to warm up, you will have the choice to occupy this end of the day until the dinner.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 9 - 10
    ABC – Bamboo - Jhinu
    You will take the road back passing through once again to Deurali and Bamboo. You will have the opportunity to admire under another angle the valley in front of you. A sweet descent is waiting for you until the bottom of Chomrong before the climb of the infernal steps : 200m of stairs to reach the top of the village... but once up, the hardest is done. A last descent into the maize crop will take you to Jhinu, where you can relax in its hot springs.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 11
    Jhinu – Tolka
    After crossing the Jhinu village and its natural hot springs which will make you forget the tiredness of the previous days of walking, you continue your descent towards New Bridge, where you will pass on an impressive bridge to cross the river and reach the other side. After this magnificent bridge, you can observe the peasants cultivating their plots of land in the old way and see their remarkable ethnic mix. The ascent continues gently to Tolka, where you will spend the night.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 12
    Tolka - Pothana
    The path we borrow takes a slight drop in the forest. The road is calm for these last hours of descent. The return to the city is getting closer with increaslingly villages and villagers. Arrival in Pothana, where we spend our last night in a lodge.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 13
    Pothana – Phedi – Back to Pokhara
    Last hours of going down. Return in bus from Phedi towards Pokhara through ricefields sceneries.
    Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 14
    Lukla – Kathmandu. Back to Kathmandu and visits
    According to your arrival hour, you will visit Pashupatinath and Buddhanath.

    The afternoon will be  particularly religious thanks to the visit of Pashupatinath (Pashupati is one of the multiple names of the great Shiva god), high-place of the cremation of the deceased in Kathmandu, located on the banks of the river Bagmati. If this place is essentially characterized by its center of cremation, it also gathers many hindu temples of every sizes, shapes and colors. We also find the famous Saddhus, These men covered with ashes, living outside the world. They cut every link with their family, don’t own anything, and have no roof and feed themselves of dotations of the devotees.

    The afternoon will be devoted to the visit of Buddhanath, sanctuary of Buddhism, represented by its gigantic Stuppa surrounded by Tibetan monasteries. This site is populated by many Tibetans who fled to Nepal after the Chinese invasion. It is interesting to go there at the end of the day to attend the ritual of the believers which consists of turning around the Stuppa in a clockwise direction. You will be able to immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere that comes from it and have the opportunity to visit a Tibetan monastery and the temple of Gokarna.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 15
    Last day
    You will enjoy your last day to do a last lap of gather all your memories before coming back to your country…

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TRAVEL PRICE (Prix par personne en EUR)
ESTIMATED PRICE
(Depending on season, types of accommodation and activities)
PRICE OF THE TRIP
(price per person in USD)
These prices are valid until 09/30/2020)
  • The estimated budget for this trip is from 1 095 $ / person.
  • Talking about fixed prices when discussing about a tailored trip makes little sense. Indeed, it varies depending on many factors (quality of services, period, turnaround time and many more).
  • The only exact price will be the one of your personalized quote.
 
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Name of the city / List of hotels Name of the hotel Room category

Kathmandu
Marshyangdi Hotel***
www.hotelmarshyangdi.com
Newa Chen Hotel***
www.newachen.com

Deluxe
Pokhara Barahi Hotel****
www.barahi.com
Deluxe
In the Annapurna’s region Among the Gurung
Among Gurung’s lodges
Standard
 

NOTES
Practical information
  • Maximum altitude : 4130m
  • Positive slope : 5130m
  • Negative slope : 4920m
Trek day Departure Arrival Slope + Slope - Walking time (estimate)
1 Nayapul (1070m) Gandruk (1940m) 900m   5 to 7 hours
2 Gandruk (1940m) Chomrong (2170m) 630m 400m 6 to 8 hours
3 Chomrong (2170m) Bamboo (2430m) 600m 350m 4 to 5 hours
4 Bamboo (2430m) Deurali (3230m) 850m 50m 4 to 5 hours
5 Deurali (3230m) Macchapuchre Base Camp (3700m) ou Annapurna Base Camp (4100) 500m (MBC)
900m (ABC)
  3 to 5 hours
6 ABC (4100m) Bamboo( 2430m) 200m 1900m 6 to 7 hours
7 Bamboo (2430m) Jhinu (1780m) 350m 1050m 6 to 7 hours
8 Jhinu (1780m) Tolka (1700m) 300m 200m 5 to 6 hours
9 Tolka(1700m) Pothana (1890m) 400m 210m 4 to 5 hours
10 Pothana (1890m) Phedi (1130m)   760m 3 to 4 hours

These prices include
  • Every on land transports as described in the itinerary
  • All the accomodations
  • English speaking guide
  • Trek licence
  • Entrance in the monuments and activities as described in the itinerary
  • All the meals
  • The Sherpa

These prices do not include
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Visa fees
  • Insurance, sleeping bag, drinks
  • Personal expenses and medical evacuation
  • Tips
  • Single room supplement

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