Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Trekking Trip
2 weeks: Kathmandu to Kathmandu (W4ANEPABC08)The Annapurna Base Camp Trek
This is a classic Nepal trekking holiday with the rare bonus that is led by a British qualified mountain leader working with a local Nepali guide. This trek is also fully supported with the help of porters.
Trekking Nepal's Annapurna Base Camp trek, (also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary) is arguably the most intensely scenic trek in Nepal. From the Annapurna Base Camp the towering peaks of Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7273m), Annapurna Fang (7647m), and Machhapuchhare (6997m) bathed in snow set the scene as one of the most spectacular mountain settings in the Himalayas. Whatever you forget – don’t forget the camera!
Life in Nepal is teeming with excitement and interest. The people, the architecture, the cultures, the scenery: all a fantastic wake up call for the senses. From the moment you arrive in Kathmandu you are greeted with streets filled with life and adventure – as if arriving on the set of an Indiana Jones movie! On the trek you will experience variety and beauty in both the landscapes you walk through and in the peoples you meet along this classic Himalayan trekking route. This is a tea house trek, basic but the best hospitality you will find anywhere!
Good quality hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and tea houses whilst on trek
300 (as part of the total quoted price)
Arrive in Kathmandu - transfers to hotelday 2
Bus to Pokhara and final pre-trek preparation.
On trek. Leaving Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, we trek to Annapurna base camp via Poon Hill. Initially our route leads us through rhododendron forests which then give way to bamboo groves. In turn as the scenery and landscape make the transition with the altitude so the people do also. From Hindu in the lower reaches to Buddhism as we pass from verdant and lush bush to the open reaches of arid alpine landscape. Passing through the Machhapuchare and Annapurna base camp directly below the dramatic fishtail peak, our destination is the vast natural amphitheatre of the Annapurna Sanctuary where we are ringed by glistening peaks towering above us ready for the photo-call.
Day resting in the beautiful lake-side town of Pokhara.
Return to Kathmandu14
A chance to have a final look around old Thamel before flying home.