Nepal: Annapurna Base Camp Trek (1-11 October)

Annapurna Base Camp, Ghandruk, Nepal

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Annapurna Base Camp: Nepal: Annapurna Base Camp Trek (1-1...

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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 by yourself!

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most famous treks in Nepal. The ABC trek (also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary trek) 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 times. It is also a teahouse trek so there is no camping involved.

One would 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 proposed itinerary is altered slightly to spend more time in the mountains so we can go at a relaxing and slower pace. It also means that sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara is not on the agenda.

If interested, do RSVP. Please note that although it is a doable trek, it is still a challenging and tiring trip. Thereisaround 5 hours of walking for the 7 trekking days.

Although I am looking to bring beginners, participants must be open-minded and be willing to prepare for the trip!

A pre-trip briefing will be set up, along with training sessions. A whatsapp group will be set up to send all the additional details. For any questions, do whatsapp me at +6597511216. 

Total Duration: 11 Days
Dates: 1st October - 11th October

I would suggest these 2 flight options, either Malindo or Thai Airways. Malindo has a transfer in Malaysia and takes longer, but it is cheaper.
For me, I bookedMalindo.
Flights: Malindo (~495 SGD) or Thai Airways (~694SGD) *Prices has increased, I think Malindo is 500+ SGD now. 

Malindo
1st October : 12.20pm (Singapore) - 8.55pm (Kathmandu)
11th October: 9.45pm (Kathmandu) - Next Day 9.20am (Singapore)

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

Proposed Itinerary

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

Oct 1: SG-Kathmandu. Stay 1 night in Kathmandu.
Oct 2: Kathmandu - Pokhara by tourist bus. To Ghandruk straight by Jeep if there is time.
Oct 3: Pokhara - Nayapul - Ghandruk(By Jeep) - Chamrong (2170m)
Oct 4: Chamrong - Doban (2500m)
Oct 5: Doban - Deurali (3210m)
Oct 6: Deurali - ABC(4130m)
Oct 7: ABC(4130m) - Bamboo (2340m)
Oct 8: Bamboo - Jihu hot springs (1,650m)
Oct 9: Jihu Hot springs - Pokhara
Oct 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Oct 11: Kathmandu - Singapore
*Itinerary can be subjected to changes depending on the speed and condition of the group!

Trek Cost: 1,100 SGD all in

Price Includes:
Mountain Guide + porters for equipment
Transfer from Airport
Kathmandu - Pokhara return trip by tourist bus
Jeep transfer to Ghandruk
Jeep transfer back to Pokhara
Twin-Sharing 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)

*If you wish to pay for your own accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara, do let me know! 

Price Excludes:
Flights and Airport Tax
Visa
Personal Travel Insurance
Personal equipment
Personal expenses (Alcohol, snacks etc)
Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Driver/Guide/Porter Tips

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