Hiking Series: Nepal - Annapurna Base Camp Trek (Good Friday Holiday)


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Nepal: Hiking Series: Nepal - Annapurna Base Camp Trek (G...

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Looking to introduce hiking in Nepal for anyone who has been wanting to try, struggle to find people to go with or are afraid of trying it yourself!

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most famous treks in Nepal. It is highly popular because of its convenience and easy accessibility.

It is a doable trek of moderate difficulty for relative beginners yet with amazing scenery. The trail goes alongside terraced rice paddies, lush rhododendron forests and high altitude landscapes with the Annapurna Range in view most of the time. It is also a teahouse/lodge trek so there is no camping involved.

One will get a chance to see the majestic peaks of Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m). The view at base camp is one of the most memorable and amazing in all my trips.

The proposed itinerary is altered slightly to spend more time in the mountains so we can go at a relaxing and slower pace at more important points. It also means that sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara is not on the agenda. If you wish for sightseeing in Pokhara, do extend the days.

The reason for the dates is because it is better to have a day of rest when you reach Singapore and also to make use of the Good Friday Holiday.

Training will be organized and briefings to prepare you on packing, medicine etc will be conducted. Please note that although it is a doable trek for beginners, it is still a challenging and tiring trip. Participants are expected to be able to walk for around 6-8 hours daily with a gradient.

Having said that, the first 3 days are the harder days because we would need to walk a longer distance to get out of the forest areas to get to the good view!

Although I am looking to bring beginners, participants must be open-minded and be willing to prepare for the trip! I might filter based on fitness/experience also.

A pre-trip briefing will be set up, along with training sessions.

Total Duration: 11 Days
Dates: 17th April - 27th April
Leave needed: 7 days
Pax Size: Looking at 6 to go

Thai Airways: 437 SGD
1st October: 07.40am (Singapore) - 12.25pm (Kathmandu)
11th October: 1.30pm (Kathmandu) - 10.55pm (Singapore)

Trek Cost: 1,100 SGD all in

Price Includes:
Professional Mountain Guide
1 Porter (20kg) per 2 pax
Transfer from Airport
Kathmandu - Pokhara return trip by tourist bus
Jeep transfer to Ghandruk
Jeep transfer back to Pokhara
Teahouse accommodation on the trek
Meals on the trek (Day 3 onwards)
Permits needed for the trek
Twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu (2 nights)
Twin-sharing accommodation in Pokhara (2 nights)

Price Excludes:
Flights and Airport Tax
Personal Travel Insurance
Personal Equipment
Personal Expenses (Simcard, alcohol, sightseeing trips, snacks etc)
Special Expenses on the Trek (Wifi, Hot Shower, special orders)
Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Driver/Guide/Porter Tips

This trip is organized by Little Monsters Travel Pte Ltd.
Email: info@littlemonsterstravel.com
TA Number: 03117
Contact: Whatsapp +6587792642


Proposed Itinerary

There is one more day in the mountains as compared to other ABC trek itineraries to allow for better acclimatisation and enjoyment. Afterall, why spend more days in the city because you are obviously there for the mountains!

Day 1: SG-Kathmandu. Stay 1 night in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu - Pokhara by tourist bus. To Ghandruk straight if there is time.
Day 3: Pokhara/Ghandruk - Chamrong (2170m)
Day 4: Chamrong - Himalaya(2920m)
Day 5: Himalaya (2,920m) - Machhapuchere Base Camp (3,700m)
Day 6: MBC - Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)
Day 7: ABC(4130m) - Bamboo (2340m)
Day 8: Bamboo - Jihu hot springs (1,650m)
Day 9: Jihu Hot springs - Pokhara
Day 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 11: Kathmandu - Singapore

*Itinerary can be subjected to changes depending on the speed and condition of the group!