Nepal is, indeed a promised land for the hiker, and the some treks provide many opportunities to capture that vision in all its glory. Each has its own special appeal and its own rewards. ABC Trek is one of the most popular short to medium length treks in Nepal. On the way to ABC trek You will enjoy every single minute of these magnificent vistas which also include gorgeous forests of red and pink rhododendron and passing through Gurung villages, lush forests and shrubs. When you reach Base Camp you will feel like you are in heaven surrounded by the inspiring panorama of sparkling snow covered mountains.
There are plenty of close-up mountain views. The trek itself is not particularly strenuous. Though being in good shape will of course help. The Annapurna Base Camp trek offers a great blend of scenery over a relatively easy trail leading to spectacular scenery. Join us for your once in a lifetime trekking experience to Annapurna base camp (ABC), enjoying spectacular views of the Annapurna range.
Difficulties and Safety
Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is not an easy thing with lots of uphill and downhill. Good physical fitness is required in order to ensure an enjoyable walking and climbing experience during the trek. Most of the days include 4-7 hours walking. Altitude can be the problem too so drinking lots of fluids and going slowly is important to avoid altitude sickness. Your safety is of our major concern. Your trekking guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. The guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Itinerary for Trek For Hope - The Himalayan Panoramas (ABC leg)
Day-01: 13 April 2018
Arrive in Kathmandu (1330m) Pick up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore Thamel. (Overnight at hotel)
Day-02: 14 April 2018
After breakfast, we will be boarding a coach to take a 4hrs journey to Nalang Village together with Team EBC - and we will interact and serve the people of Nalang Village in a day of education and school refurbishment . Spend the night at the school compound (camping style) and discover about the hike experiences from the other team. (B, L, D)
Day-03: 15 April 2018
In the morning, we will continue our work for school refurbishment. In the late morning, we will bid farewell to the EBC team and Nalang Village. From there, we continue our journey directly(~3 hours ride) to the beautiful and peaceful town of Pokhara. A city with a large lake that offers us the magnificent views of various mountains: Dhaulagiri, the whole Annapurna range, Machhapuchre (Fishtail) amongst others. You will get another chance to do some last minute shopping for the trek and explore around the town. (Overnight at hotel on BB basis)
Day-04: 16 April 2018
Drive to Sewai and trek to Chomrong. (2170m) 2.30hrs drive; 5-6 hours trek, 7Km walking.
Take a drive to Sewai from Pokhara, this takes about 2.30 hours and start trekking towards Chomrong Village. Quite flat walking path at the beginning but end with about 2 hours steeper steps towards Jhinu Danda and Chomrong.
Day-05: 17 April 2018
Trek to Dovan (2600m.) 7.5km, 5-6 hours
From Chomrong, the trail descends until Chhomrong Khola. Then the trail begins a slow climb as we head up to Sinuwa where there is a clearing in the forest. From there the route goes very steeply down a rock bank and levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. After bamboo another hour to reach Dovan for today’s overnight stop. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Day-06: 18 April 2018
Trek to Deurali (3200m) 6.8 km 4-5 hours walking.
We walk through the rainforest and cross the Barah temple where there is a small trail and a shrine. We continue the track leading to Himalaya hotel and another 1.5 hours reach Deurali where you will spend the night. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Day-07: 19 April 2018
Trek to Annapurna base Camp (4130m) 7 km, 4-5 hours.
Trek along the Modi river side , less vegetation, less O2, beautiful valley and mountain views will be
tough and wonderful day. Once you reach the Machhapuchhare Base Camp, enjoy the hot drinks and food, load up energy for climbing another approximately 2 hours to the Annapurna Base Camp. This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountains. Now your dreams become true and you are at Annapurna Base camp, which offers spectacular views (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Day-08: 20 April 2018
Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo ( 2300m) 13.2 km 5-6 hrs walking.
Get up in the early morning and savor the magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas from ABC. After taking breakfast, we start descending from ABC to Bamboo back through MBC, Deurali, Dovan and finally Bamboo. Heading back down to the valley is much easier than climbing up. You will see the waterfalls that drop down from a high point to the rocks below. We pass through the forests with great views of Fishtail and Hiunchuli mountains. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Day-09: 21 April 2018
Dovan to Jhinu Dada (1760m) 7.8 km, 5-6 hrs walking.
From Dovan, we make a steep ascent to the Kuldi Ghar and then to Sinuwa following the stone steps
that leads to Lower Chhomrong. Then we ascend on the thousand stone steps taking us to Upper
Chhomrong. From Chhomrong, we descend to Jhinu Danda. Today we will have the opportunity to enjoy the hot springs merely just a 20-min walk from Jhinu Danda. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Day-10: 22 April 2018
Jhinu Dada to Naya Pool (1070m) 10.8 km 6 hrs walking; drive to Pokhara.
Trek from Jhinu Danda to New bridge and then to Kyumi village. After lunch, we trek to Syauli bazaar
and then down to Birethanti. After about an hour trek from Birethanti, and we arrive at Naya Pul. The trek ends at Naya Pul. You will be picked you up at Nayapul and approx one hour drive takes you to
Pokhara. We check in to our hotel late afternoon. Rest of the day you will be free to wander around. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara. (B,L)
Day 11: 23 April 2018
We will take a early morning drive back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day will be free and easy for more sightseeing and shopping at Kathmandu (B)
Day 12: 24 April 2018
Your guide will come to meet you at hotel and he will drop you the airport before 3 hours than your flight time for your onward destination.
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Land cost: $800USD or 1100SGD
A deposit of $500 (sgd) to Adventures Unlimited (TA02844) is required in order to confirm your slot.
Flight details will be provided upon receipt of deposit.
1. The land cost quoted herein covers all necessary costs and expenses expected to be incurred but it does not include donations to the beneficiaries. Donations will be raised via fund raising activities carried out by the Trek For Hope Charity Outreach Executive Committee in conjunction with the trek participants.
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