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Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking Route

Mt. Annapurna (8091m) is the 10th highest mountain in the world and the journey to its base camp is one of the most popular treks on earth. Like any other trip in the Annapurna region, our Annapurna Base Camp Trek also begins in Pokhara, widely known as the ‘Lake City’ and passes through cascading waterfalls, beautiful villages, terraced farmlands, lush rhododendron forests, and amazing mountain vistas before reaching the base of the mighty Annapurna.
The 11-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary is designed for trekkers who would like to trek to the base camp of Annapurna but are restricted time-wise. For travellers who wish to reach the Annapurna base camp in a more relaxed manner, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek – 14 Days would be more appropriate.

Trek Grading

Moderate to Stenuous

Trek Duration

11 days

6

Maximum Elevation

4,130m/13,545ft

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
DAY 02 : Fly to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft), trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 30 minutes flight, 5 – 6 hours trek
DAY 03: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 5 – 6 hours
DAY 04: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7578ft): 4 – 5 hours
DAY 05 : Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 3 – 4 hours
DAY 06 : Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5- 6 hours
DAY 07: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours
DAY 08: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 – 6 hours
DAY 09 : Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive
DAY 10: Fly to Kathmandu
DAY 11: Final Departure

Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) has been implemented jointly by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) to ensure safety and security of trekkers and to control illegal trekking operations. Trekking companies will be asked to furnish personal information of trekkers like their passport numbers, nationality and their contact address and their itinerary. The data will be uploaded in visitors’ database which can be accessed in case of accidents and/or natural calamities in order to inform the concerned institutions about the number of trekkers inside a certain trekking area. TIMS cards should be collected by both Free Individual Trekkers (FITs) and trekkers taking the service of government authorized trekking agencies. Past experiences have revealed that difficulties were seen while carrying out rescue operations during times of accidents and natural calamities. Due to the lack of proper record system of trekkers, rescue and search missions used to face difficulties in spotting the missing trekkers. Based on the data collected through TIMS cards, however, it will be possible to know the position of a trekker in case a rescue operation is needed. The provision of Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) came into effect on January 1, 2008. Since then, the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) started recording trekkers’ details and began issuing TIMS Card to trekkers. As per the recent MoU signed by NTB and TAAN, TIMS card is applicable in all trekking areas of the country including restricted areas. Group trekkers will have to pay Blue TIMS cards by paying a fee of Rs 1,000 per person, while FITs have to get Green TIMS cards by paying a fee of Rs 2,000. Similarly, group trekkers from SAARC countries have to pay Rs 300 for TIMS cards, while FITs from the SAARC region have to pay Rs 600 each.

Airport pickups and drops with private vehicle
· 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
· Teahouse accommodation during the trek
· All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
· Welcome and farewell dinners
· All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
· Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
· An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
· Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
· Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
· Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
· Himalayan Glacier’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
· All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
· Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
· All government and local taxes