Annapurna Base Camp: Wellness & Culinary Trek

Annapurna Base Camp: Wellness & Culinary Trek

From US$ 2,300 per person

Journey to the stunning Annapurna Sanctuary and Base-Camp, encircled by the peaks of the giant Annapurna 1, the unclimbed Fang, and the fishtail shaped Machapuchare, on a 14-day exploration of the vast Himalayan landscape from Nepal's capital, Kathmandu.

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Limited to 18 participants
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Duration 14 days
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Experience

Highlights
  • Benefit from the services of an expert trek leader and concierge
  • Enjoy a trip planned with extreme attention to detail
  • Rest assured knowing this experience is guaranteed to be the best
  • Embark on a wellness and culinary adventure
  • Undergo an unforgettable and transformative travel experience
Full description
Venture into a dazzling myriad of snow-capped stone giants en route to the rustic beauty of the Annapurna Sanctuary and Base-Camp in an exciting fortnight of unimaginable adventure! Trek through the Modi Khola Valley with its lush forests of oak, rhododendron, and bamboo, passing local Gurung villages, towards a breathtaking horizon that hosts some of the world's most spectacular scenery. The vast natural amphitheatre of the sanctuary is encircled by the Himalaya's famous peaks – the 'fishtail' spire of Machapuchare, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, the unconquered Fang, and the gargantuan Annapurna 1 – each one taller than the last. Itinerary: Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital city, where you'll spend the night. Day 2 From Kathmandu you'll fly to Pokhara and then walk over foothills to the little town of Hile, where you'll enjoy the domineering panorama of the Himalayas and its most famous peak, Everest. Day 3 Trek to Ghorepani, an historic rest-stop once used for ancient traders and their horses. Day 4 Descend slightly on your journey around the hills to the tiny village of Chuile. Day 5 Hike to the beautiful small town of Sinuwa, that overlooks the confluence of the rivers Modi Khola and Chhromrong Khola. Day 6 On the sixth day you will reach the edge of what is officially recognised as the Himalayas mountain range. Day 7 Trek to the first of the two base-camps you'll visit. Machapuchare Base-Camp lays at an altitude of 3700 meters, a little over halfway up to the mountain's extraordinary fishtail-shaped peak. Day 8 Hike to Annapurna base camp, the highest point of the tour at 4130 meters. Relish the stunning views over Nepal and stay the night. With any luck the morning will be clear enough to witness the unbeatable sunrise! Day 9 Descend the rocky paths to Bamboo, a tiny village that takes its name from the surrounding forest dense with the favoured food of Nepal's native Red Pandas. Day 10 Head to Jhinu Danda where you'll enjoy the afternoon soaking in the town's hot-springs. Day 11 On the longest day of the tour you'll hike 8 hours to the village of Dhampus. Day 12 Walk to the small town of Phedi where you'll be met by a driver and taken back to Pokhara for a chance to enjoy the sights of the city or simply get some well-earned rest! Day 13 Fly back to Kathmandu. Please inform the company in advance whether you'd like to return in the morning or afternoon, depending on whether you'd value the extra time more in Pokhara or in the capital. Day 14 International departure.
Includes
  • Hotels and accommodation (rooms may occasionally have to be shared)
  • All transportation, including domestic airfare
  • Complimentary tour T-shirt
  • Trekking-kit bag
  • Meals
  • All permits
  • Visas
  • Optional cost of additional tours and activities during free-time
  • Transportation outside of tour program
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities and personal costs
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • Pregnant women
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Tribuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Sleeping bag
  • Personal medication
  • Hand sanitizer or tissues
  • Quick-dry clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Travel insurance
  • Scarf
  • Cash
  • Water
  • Toiletries
  • Trekking gear
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • Please note that insurance covering helicopter evacuation is compulsory to join the tour.
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