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Budget Annapurna Base Camp Trek 07 days

Annapurna Base Camp is the base camp of the 10th highest mountain. It is an oval shaped plateau at an altitude of 4130m. It is one of the classical trekking

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Trek Highlights

  • Short and Budgeted trek to Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Explore Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchhere Base Camp
  • Stunning and break taking views of the mountains of Annapurna Region
  • Explore Ghandruk Village. 

Short and Budget Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most wonderful short treks in Nepal. This Short and Budget Annapurna Base Camp trek is a combination of both culture and nature. You can tour to the one of the most wonderful trekking destinations of Nepal within just 7 days in a limited budget in this package. 

Annapurna Base Camp is the base camp of the 10th highest mountain. It is an oval shaped plateau at an altitude of 4130m. It is one of the classical trekking of Nepal where the traveler can enjoy the culture, custom, Traditions and native habitual of the people living in Himalaya. While trekking in Annapurna one can enjoy the breathe taking natural views of the panoramic mountains, get to experience the culture of Sherpa people closely, get to see wild animals and the natural beauty of the village surrounded by mountains. 

Short and Budget Annapurna Base Camp trek is designed especially for short time trekkers in Nepal and trekkers with limited budget. The trek starts with a short drive to Nayapul from Pokhara. From there the trek then passes through beautiful rivers, several small and big villages, ridges and forests offering you a wonderful nature walk into the Himalayas of Nepal. You can explore the amazing flora and faunas of Annapurna Region in this trek. You can enjoy amazing sunrise view over Annapurna Himalayan Ranges from the Annapurna Base Camp.  Moreover, Annapurna Region inhabited by people of several mix and tribes and you can encounter with people of different religion during your trek. 

Outline Itinerary 

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1050m/ 1 & ½ hr) & Trek to Ghandruk (1940m/5 hrs).

Day 02: walk from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/ 5 hrs).

Day 03: Continue walk form Chhomrong -Himalayan Hotel (2920m / 7hrs)

Day 04: Walk from Himalaya–Machhapuchere Base camp (3720m / 4hrs)

Day 05: MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (4,230m/3 hrs) & back to Sinuwa (2340m /4 hrs)

Day 06: trek from Sinuwa to Ghandrung (1940m/5 hrs)

Day 07: Trek down from Ghandruk to Nayapul (1050m/4hrs) and Drive back to Pokhara

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1050m/ 1 & ½ hr) & Trek to Ghandruk (1940m/5 hrs).

Today is the first day of Annapurna Base Camp 7 Days. The trek starts from a drive to Nayapul from Pokhara. The drive is about one and half hour. The original trek starts from Nayapul. From here you will start your trek to Ghandruk. It takes about five hours from Nayapul to reach Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the largest Gurung settlement of Annapurna region and one of the popular tourist destinations. You can get wonderful views of Annapurna South, Himchuli, and many other mountains. You will also explore the Ghandruk village and experience the warm hospitality of Gurung people.

Day 02: Walk from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/ 5 hrs).

You will have your breakfast at Ghandruk with magnificent sunrise view over the mountains and then begin today’s trek.  The second day of Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days head off to Chhomrong. The trials today will have numbers of ups and downs all the way to Chhomorong.  The trial goes via jungles, villages, river, meadows and suspension bridge before reaching to Chhomorong. You can take rest or visit around the village for the rest of the day. Overnight at Chhomorong.

Day 03: Continue walk form Chhomrong -Himalayan Hotel (2920m / 7hrs)

Today is the third day of Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days. You will have breakfast at the same lodge where you had you overnight stay at Chhomrong and then begin the trek. The trek begins with a gradual climb to Khuldighar. Khuldighar is an old ACAP permit check post. The walk today is a little bit tiring and long. It is better to not spend much time for rest to reach today’s destination early.  The trek goes down via steep rock bank and then levels out through thick bamboo forests to the west side of river. A short walk through Bamboo and Rhododendron forests will take you to Himalayan hotel.

Day 04: Walk from Himalayan Hotel–Machhapuchere roosters Base camp (3720m / 4hrs)

On the fourth day of Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days you will have your breakfast at Himalayan Hotel and then start today trek. You will head towards Macchapuchre Base Camp today. The trek begins with a descend to river bed of Modi Khola by crossing a beautiful stream and then start to climb gradually until we reach Machhapuchre Base Camp. The trek is about 4 hours today. The views from the Macchapuchre Base Camp are spectacular. Overnight at Macchapuchre Base Camp.

Day 05: MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (4,230m/3 hrs) & back to Sinuwa (2340m /4 hrs)

Today is the fifth day of Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days. You will have your breakfast at Machhapuchre Base Camp and head towards Annapurna Base Camp. The trek goes via a wide path following a stream and then climbs up to a moraine. There are few tea houses along the trek. Upon reaching the Annapurna Base Camp you can see dynamic views of 360 degree panorama of the mountains and Mt. Annapurna towering above the sanctuary. After spending some time in the Annapurna Base camp you will trek down to Sinwa for overnight stay.

Day 06: Trek from Sinuwa to Ghandrunk (1940m/5 hrs)

Finally you have reached the destination and almost completed the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days. After having breakfast at Sinuwa you will trek to Ghandruk. The trek goes mostly downwards and you will be decreasing altitude as you move your steps.  The trek is about six hours and you will pass through some small tea houses, forest and rivers on your way down to Ghandruk. In this Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days you can explore this beautiful Gurung village two times. This is your second overnight at Ghandruk Village.

Day 07: Trek down from Ghandruk to Nayapul (1050m/4hrs) and Drive back to Pokhara

Today is the final day of Annapurna Base Camp trek 7 days. Today after having breakfast at Ghandruk you will trek back to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara you can roam around the city of Lakes or rest at the hotel. 

Cost Includes

  • Clean Guest Houses and Lodges during the trek. 
  • Local Actual adventure licensed English speaking guide.
  • The required number of local staff, porters to carry luggage.
  • All meals during the trek.
  • Office service charge.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • All ground transportation in a private vehicle. 
  • Welcome or Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.

Cost Exclude

  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • Nepal Visa Fee. 
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Personal trekking Equipment. 
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • All personal expenses. 
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section

Nepal Visa Information

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee

Multiple entry       15 days          US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry       30 days          US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry       90 days          US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Gratis (Free) Visa

For first visit in one visa year (January to December), gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, the visa can be extended from the department of immigration with respective fares.

 Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.

Nepal Visa for Chinese Nationals

As per official circular of the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, China, Chinese nationals applying for tourist visa to Nepal are being provided “gratis tourist visa” from Jan. 5, 2016, from following Nepali missions in the People’s Republic of China:

Embassy of Nepal, Beijing

Consulate General of Nepal, Lhasa

Consulate General of Nepal, Hong Kong

Honorary Consulate of Nepal, Shanghai

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Mineral Water/ Bottled water.

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Boiled Water

3.      

Purified Water.

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Filtered Water.

 

More Information

Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan will need to obtain visa from Nepal Embassies or Diplomatic Missions in their respective countries, as they do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal.

Drinking water

Water is an essential part of your trek. You need to drink plenty of water during your.  Most of the diseases during your trek are caused by drinking impure water. However it is not that the water in the mountain region is impure. It is natural and clean the people there consume it direct from the tap. But, since you are not used to you may get directly affected and consuming water direct from the tap might ruin your trek.Here are the tips for consuming water during Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.

Mineral water or Bottled water is available at most of the tea houses. The bottled water costs normally 1 Dollar per liter. If you find it in any tea houses it is better to carry an extra bottle because it may not be available anywhere during the trek.

Drinking boiled water is probably the best method while trekking in the mountains. It is highly effective treatment for killing the bacteria from the water. You can boil the water in the tea house and carry it along with you during the trek. The tea hoses charges normally one to two dollars to boil the water.

You can bring your own water purification tablets like Aquatabs®, Chlorine tablets, Bhromine Tablets along with you. It helps to save your budget as well.

You can also use filtered water as well during your Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.  This can be an alternate where boiling is not preferred and also there is not any availability of other purified water. The filters like hand pump are effective in removing protozoa, bacteria and chemicals/toxins from the water but may not be effective removing the viruses.

Leader & Staffs Arrangements with Porter Care

During this Annapurna Sanctuary Trek you will fly to Lukla from Kathmandu only with your guide. Other team members like assistant guide and porters will join you from Lukla.  We focus on giving employment opportunities to the local people as far as possible. We choose experienced field staff having good knowledge in their related field. We do have highly experienced team of porters and guides. Our field staff leaders are highly experienced and have undergone the trainings like. Intensive Wilderness First Aid, Trekking Guide Training, Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet, English Language, Conservation and Biodiversity, Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders).

Why do we use Porters?

Porters are the most helpful assistant for your Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. They carry your luggage all the way through your trek. We use the local porters during Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. It is a small effort from our side to provide them employment opportunity and help them maintain their living standard and look after their families. We provide one porter for each two members of a group and also provide personal porter on request with additional costs.

Why don’t we use Yak as Porters?

During your Annapurna Sanctuary Trek you can also see several Yaks and Mules on your way used as porter. Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd doesn’t use yaks and mules as porters during the trek because we respect animal rights and emphasis on giving employment opportunities to the local people.

Guide and Porter info

It is in the hand of guide and porter to actually make or break your trip. A good guide can give you a memorable trek of your life time whereas a bad can ruin your trek and make it the worst. Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd has a team of highly experienced a passionate trekking guides, expedition leader, porters and tour guides. With their years of experience and dedication in their fields they have been providing our customers with remarkable service and excellent results. You can have the detailed information of our guides in the company’s Trip Management Team (Field Staff). 

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