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Annapurna Base camp 17 Days

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This is a moderate trek. The combination of easy walking and majestic scenery makes the trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4200m), commonly known as Annapurna Sanctuary, one of the most popular treks in Nepal. Enjoy mountain views, thick bamboo and rhododendron forests and a mix of cultures unparalleled by other treks as you venture deep into the Annapurna Himal. The Annapurna Base Camp is a high glacial basin lying north of Pokhara. This magnificent amphitheatre is called a "sanctuary" because of its natural serenity, beauty and the divine presence of the Hindu goddesses Annapurna and Gangapurna. This isolated cirque of peaks can only be approached by one route, a deep gorge that carves into the fortress of mountains between Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli. Many of the peaks are over 7000m, including the famous twin-peaked Machapuchare, as well as Annapurna I and lll, Annapurna South, Gangapurna and Glacier Dome.

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Itinerary Detail

 

Day 01: Kathmandu arrival.
Welcome to Nepal. You will meet by Lumle Holidays representative at airport and transfer to your hotel. After the arrival, the group will be formally introduced to Guide for the activities over the next few days. One should pay attention in particular to the safety aspects of the briefing. If you have any questions or doubts about your trip should be asked and clarified at this time. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

 

Day 02:  Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide (can be provide any language speaking guide on request) be, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath (Monkey temple) and Kathmandu Durbar square.

Pashupatinath, Dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival days.

 Swayambhunath, 6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu, situated on a hillock, this 2000 years old Stupa is the world’s most glorious Buddhist shrine and is surrounded by several small pagodas. The main temple is capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt and is painted on the four sides with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

 

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m)

You depart for the six hours drive to Pokhara (915m,), 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with its beauty.

Day 04:

Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and Trek  to Tikhedhunga ( 1577m)

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After breakfast at hotel, you could drive for one and half hours to Nayapul. Then you start your trekking to Tikhedhunga via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four and half hours. The first part of your trek is easy passing through numerous small villages and settlements. Afterwards you could ascend gently to the final destination of the day. The majority people here are Gurung and their religion is Buddhist. They are engaged in agricultural activities, tourism business and some are employed in Gorkha and Indian regiments.

 

Day 05: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675m)

Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m) and it takes about six hours. To begin your trek, you could ascend steeply for the early 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, Magar villages. On the way, you could see good view of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna (7219m) south. Now your trail is quite easier passing through rhododendron and shadowy trees and descends gently up to the final camp. You could see some of the wild life such as monkey and various species of birds.

Day 06:

Trek from Ghorepani to Poonhill (3180m) and Tadapani (2675m)

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Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m) to Tadapani (2675m) which takes about five and half hours. Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. After breakfast trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650 m.). After walking for almost one and half hour you reach Gurung Hill which has the splendid mountain views as Poon Hill. From here you follow small forests with rhododendron, bamboos until you reach Deurali. The trail goes steeply down through deep forests all the way to Banthati. It takes one hour from here to reach Tadapanil After breakfast trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2731m.) through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos and oaks. En route, you frequently see waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, local birds and green scenarios. Tadapani is a small village surrounded by beautiful forests which grants you a magnificent view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, and Annapurna II and so on.

 

Day 07:Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1950m)

Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.) and it takes about three hours. It is very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. You could hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way. This is one of the popular destinations for the birds' lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum. From this village you could see good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail.

 

Day 08: Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2040m)

Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2040 m.) which takes approximately four hours. At the beginning of the day, you could ascend gently for an hour up to Ghandrukkot (2100m.) and descend steeply to the Kimron Khola (1700m.). Immediately, ascend steeply and walk at a level for an hour and still ascend gently to the final camp. Chhumrung is a gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary trek and inhabited by Gurung, one of the major Ethnic group of Nepal.

 

Day 09: Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo (2340m)

Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo (2340m) and it takes about five hours. Leaving Chhomrong, the trail descends on a stone staircase and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a swaying suspension bridge, then climbs out of the side valley. High above the Modi Khola on its west bank, the trail passes through the tiny settlement of Tilicho in forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. Climbing further on a rocky trail (beware of the stinging nettles) you reach three hotels at Sinuwa, at 2350m. Climb in rhododendron forests to Kuldi, at 2520m. This was once a British sheep breeding project; now the stone houses are an ACAP visitor centre and check post. In winter, it's common to find snow anywhere from this point on. Descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests. It is then a short distance on a muddy trail to Bamboo Lodge (2340m).

 

Day 10: Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3230m)

Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3230m.) which takes about five hours. You trek gently ascend through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. The first town you reach is Dovan (2630m.) where there are few lodges and camp sites. Now you pass through muddy trail which traverses high above the river. There are debris of avalanches except during winter season. After short trek, you reach at Himalayan Hotel (2900m.), the town named after the Himalayan Hotel. Beyond it, the trail is steeply ascent up to Hinko Cave (3160m.), this named as a huge overhanging rock provides some protection against rain and avalanches. It takes approximately twenty minutes through normally ascent path to reach Deorali (3230m)

 

Day 11: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m)

Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3820m.) and it takes about four hours. From here, the valley widens and becomes less steep and you can see the gates to the sanctuary. The trail is less steep. As the trail continues into the sanctuary, it crosses two avalanche tracks on a narrow trail that hurdles up against the cliffs. After short trek you will be at Bagar (3310m.), a meadow and some abandoned hotels. The normal trail follows the left side of the valley. Now the trail appears gently ascent until you reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3820m.). Here you find almost 6 to 7 lodges. This is one of the places, where you can enjoy the view of Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhre or Fish Tail (6997m.). The path follows through alpine meadow and after some distance your trails go gently up. After a short trek, you begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp (4170m.). From here, you can see the views of several peaks at 360 degree.

 

Day 12: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630m)

Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630m) which takes about five hours. It's much easier going down. You should have no problem reaching Sinuwa in a single day from Annapurna Base Camp. Now you trek through Himalayan Hotel to Dovan.

 

Day 13: Trek from Dovan to Jhinudanda (1750m)

Trek from Dovan to Jhinudanda (1750m.) and it takes about six hours. The path is descent up to Bamboo passing through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo plants. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar and now the trail is quite flat until you reach Sinuwa. You trek gradually descend to the Chhomrong Khola and you have to follow stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhomrong. The last part of the trail is steeply down to Jhinudanda. From the town you should walk down for 20 minutes to reach Hot Spring at the bank of the Modi Khola. You can relax at Hot Spring.

 

Day 14: Trek from Jhinudanda to Pothana (1600m)

Trek from Jhinudanda to Pothana (1600m) which takes about five hours. The first part of the trek is descent and then appears through flat land until you reach Himal Pani. Here you find beautiful waterfall. Beyond this town, the trail ascends gently crossing numerous streams and terraces. After short trek, you will be at Landruk (1640m.), a pretty big village inhabited by mixed community of Gurung, Magar and Brahmin as well. Now the trail gently ascends to Tolka (1850m.) and then ascent and level path to Bherikharka. From here, the trail goes steeply up to Deorali (2100m.) with a view of different mountain peaks in panorama. Now the trail gradually descends to Pothana passing through different oak forests. Pothana is a small town resided by Gurung, an ethnic community of Nepal. From here too, you can enjoy the splendid views of various mountain peaks.

 

Day 15: Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi and drive to Pokhara

Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi and it takes approximately three hours and drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara. The trail is gently descent up to Dhampus, a village mainly inhabited by Gurung. Now you trek through flat land for some distance and steeply descend to Dhampus Phedi. Now you take vehicle to drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara.

 

Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus that takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. In the evening we will drive for farewell dinner.

 

Day 17: Final Departure

After breakfast you will have some free time until the time to leave the international airport for your final departure.

 

B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner

 

If you need more information or help please contact us.

GPO Box: 1512 , Lazimpat , Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tel: 0977-1-4421450 /4005003 
Email: info@lumleholidays.com / sales@lumleholidays.com 

Website: www.lumleholidays.com /www.muktinathdarshan.com 

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Everest Base Camp Trekking 16 Nights 17 Days

Everest Base Camp Trekking 16 Nights 17 Days | Lumle Holidays | Scoop.it

An ideal trek for those with less time but seeking adventure into wildest mountains which are quite rare on earth but found in Nepal.This is the course which led you into the magical landscape of massive and pristine glaciers, rugged and highly overwhelming but beautiful trails and face the world of the legendary Sherpas with the diverse & mysterious cultures found on these mountains. This trek explores the outstanding Gokyo valley which is located adjacent to the Khumbu. Gokyo is a land of high altitude lakes and glittering icy glaciers. Here, a hike to the high culminating point of Gokyo Ri (5350-m) will enlighten you with the views of four of the eight highest mountains on earth - all wonderfully arrayed in one panorama! This is a trek of a lifetime for those who are keen to indulge themselves in the world of adventure.

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Trip Itinerary

Day 01 : Kathmandu Arrival

Welcome to Nepal. You will meet & greet by Sharma Tours & Travels  representative at airport and transfer to your hotel. After the arrival, we will give briefing about your trip. If you have any questions or doubts about your trip should be asked and clarified at this time. Overnight stay at Kathmandu. 


Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu city. Escorting by an English speaking guide (we can provide any language speaking guide on your request), try to give them a full taste of our culture, heritage and local people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Pashupatinath,  Swayambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Squire.

Pashupatinath, Dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival days.

Swayambhunath, 6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu, situated on a hillock, this 2000 years old Stupa is the world’s most glorious Buddhist shrine and is surrounded by several small pagodas. The main temple is capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt and is painted on the four sides with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.

Kathmandu Durbar Square, this complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee of Rs.250 for foreign visitors. Your ticket to the Square entitles you to visit all the museums.


Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) trek to Phakding (2640 m.). Overnight in Trekking Lodges 
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m). This takes about 30 minutes. You start your trek from Lukla following a gentle uphill walk to the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. The Dudh Kosi seems apparent as you pass a Mani wall and reach at a Ghat teahouse. You continue along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding. Here you can stay overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) .Overnight in Trekking Lodges 
The trek begins along a level path to the right bank. You cross a stream and climb the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, to arrive at Bengar. Now you descend the path of stone steps and return to the right bank over a wooden bridge. After a short climb you reach to Jorsale’s teahouse and hotel, you also stop at the National Park Service where a park entrance fee is collected. You follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks - the right is the Dudh Koshi and the left is the Bhote Koshi that leads to Nampa La. After a short distance along the Bhote Koshi, you start the steep ascent to Namche Bazar. As the mountain path zigzags uphill, you will emerge at a ridge top rest area that gives great views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.) The climb ends somewhat, and Namche Bazar appears ahead as you travel along the path surrounded by pines. Namche Bazar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi. You can stay overnight at a lodge in Namche Bazar(3440).

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) .Overnight in Trekking Lodges 
Namche Bazaar (3440m) is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. Here you can also walk up to Khhumjung where you can visit a monastery. You can also enjoy the fascinating views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde and so on. Or you can take an hour's walk up to Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for an outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. There are also splendid views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town. This museum exhibits Sherpa culture.

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867 m.) .Overnight in Trekking Lodges 
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.) which takes about five hours. Leaving the village you climb to the top of a ridge and level mountain path that offers an excellent panorama of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangrib. After a gentle descent the mountain path ends; you will come to the fork leading to Gokyo. You descend past two tea houses through the village of Trashinga. It is a long climb to Tyangboche; the first half is especially steep. As you trek through the forested zone, the incline eases and a panaromic view appears. You continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until you reach to the stone gate built by lamas which marks your entry into Tyangboche (3860m). You spend the night at the lodge.

Day 07: Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m.) .Overnight in Trekking Lodges 
Now you leave Tyangboche and the Khumbu mountains as a backdrop-and descend a rhododendron covered area to come at a pleasant level area. Ascend the mountain path while looking up at Ama Dablam and Kantega (6779m) as they appear on the opposite bank. Climb the chorten-lined route, come to a fork, the upper path passes Pangboche and a monastery, take the lower route to Pangboche Olin and its stone wall-enclosed potato field. Go through the village and cross a stream to a path skirting a rocky area to terraced hills along the riverbank. The trails climb gently winding above the Imjatse River, to a big Mani Stupa. From here, the walk is fairly moderate as you enter the Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse with views of the eastern snow capped mountains including the Island Peak or Imjatse (6,189m). Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. .

Day 08: Rest day at Dingboche (4260 m.) .Overnight in Trekking Lodges 
You rest at Dingboche (4260 m.) for acclimatization. There are some outstanding views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Island Peak. From here you can enjoy the breathtaking view of Island peak, Ama Dablaml, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others.

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m.) .Overnight in Trekking Lodges
The trek follows a downward path to Pheriche village. Today's walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. After two hours walk, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier. After a short break, continue trekking up to Lobuche, hidden and sheltered from the wind.

Day 10: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (5160m.). Overnight in Trekking Lodges
Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5486m.) via Gorakshep (5180m.) which takes about seven hours. Climb up the valley following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial ponds and icebergs down below of the Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings you to Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar (5545m) and Mt. Pumori (7145m.) Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley. Now the trail winds through a rocky path and the Khumbu glacier. After some moments, you retrace your steps back passing through the Khumbu glacier with panoramic views of Lobuche, Cholatse, Mt. Pumori and Tabuche.

Day 11: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and trek to Pheriche (4243m.). Overnight in Trekking Lodges
You take an early morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the breathtaking view of sunrise. From Kala Patthar you can have a glimpse of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more peaks. Also here is the Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post and foreign volunteer doctors are available here most time of the year to provide medical treatment to trekkers as well as the local people.

Day 12: Pheriche to Tyangboche (3867 m.). Overnight in Trekking Lodges 
Trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche (3867 m.) which takes approximately four hours. Then, trek back to Tyangboche, an easier descent passing through rhododendron forest and continue walking to Tyangboche. It is a small village with a famous monastery offering you excellent views of Ama Dablam, massive green hills and river views.

Day 13: Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m ). Overnight in Trekking Lodges 
The walk from Tyangboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga, near to Shanasha. The walk to Namche is very beautiful on a long winding path. On the way you will visit traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde. From Khumjung village another 30 minutes walk brings you to the village of Khunde, where you can visit the Khunde Hospital funded by Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. After Khunde, a scenic and pleasant walk brings you to Namche for an overnight stay.

Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.). Overnight in Trekking Lodges 
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2886 m.).Your final day's trekking follows the Dudh Koshi back down to Lukla. En route you can have great views of mountains and picturesque scenery. This last evening in the mountains is the best opportunity to organize a farewell party with the Sherpa guides and porters, taste chhang (a purely brewed local beer very popular on the mountains of Nepal) and do a jig to a Sherpa dance.

Day 15 : Lukla to Kathmandu fly Overnight in Hotel 
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 16 : Kathmandu free day of your own. Overnight in Hotel 
This is the free day and you can use it for your shopping. In the evening we will drive you for farewell dinner with cultural dance.

Day 17 : Final Departure. 
All too soon it's time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure Himalaya.

 

If you need more information or help please contact us.

GPO Box: 1512 , Lazimpat , Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tel: 0977-1-4421450 /4005003 
Email: info@lumleholidays.com / sales@lumleholidays.com 

Website: www.lumleholidays.com / www.muktinathdarshan.com 

(We are Open Monday - Sunday 9.00 am – 7.30 pm, GMT+5:45)

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