This grade includes climbing peaks and the demanding treks in remote areas. Participants having basic knowledge of use of crampons and ice axes are required. First-time climbers can undertake one of our one-day pre-trek ropes and climbing training days to obtain some initial skills and experience.
Engage on the roller coaster trekking journey of the Annapurna Base Camp flexing the muscles that takes on the foot of the World Tenth Highest Mountain Mount Annapurna passing the lush forests of Bamboo and rhododendron as well as beautiful culturally graceful villages dotted along the trail and feasting the eyes with the jaw dropping vision of the spectacular peaks Annapurna I, Annapurna II and Machhapuchhre and enjoying the tranquil surrounding the trail garners.
Commence on the incredible Annapurna Base Camp Trek also popular as ABC trek from the Pokhara; slice of heaven encircled by the captivating snowy peaks including domineering Mount Annapurna and Machhapuchhre leading up to the maximum height of the 4130 meters from the sea level on the undulating trail perceiving the awesome scenery on rustic and pristine form from the every angle of the trail during the trek.
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The Langtang Ri Trekking & Expedition representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After your refreshment you will be picked up from your hotel lobby and driven to our Thamel office where you will be formally introduced to your trekking guide. We will go through all your trek itinerary and arrangements with you to insurer every detail is in place. We will also ask to bring your passport, extra passport photographs and a copy of your travel insurance so that we can organize permits required for your trek in the Annapurna Sanctuary.
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide (can be provide any language speaking guide on request) the tour will give you a taste of our vivid Nepali culture and history. In our sightseeing tour we go to Monkey Temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Bouddhanath: Bouddhanath is a Buddhist religious complex with a history dating back over 500 years. Located on the eastern edge of Kathmandu it is now a site of great pilgrimage for Buddhist followers who circle its massive stupa, spin its many prayer wheels and visit its beautiful monastery. The main feature of Boudhanath is its huge hemispherical white stupa with central golden tower and the all-seeing eyes of the Buddha. Visitors should circle the stupa in a clockwise direction and spin prayer wheels for good fortune and a good life. Visitors may also enjoy visiting the thangka painting school within the complex to see highly skilled artists at work on religious mandala paintings.
Pashupatinath: This Hindu Temple is a very large complex and focal point for the Hindu religion in Nepal. This old and very revered complex of buildings and shrines is dedicated to the Lord Shiva, one of the main deities of Hinduism. While Lord Shiva has multiple forms he is often seen as the destroyer. This has great significance for the Pashupatinath temple as it is the site of many Hindi ritual cremations each day. Pashupatinath is considered by Hindus to be an auspicious site for passing from one stage of life to the next through the purifying and destroying flames of cremation. However, on a happier note, visitors may also get to see the temple in a buoyant festival mode with one of the many Hindu festivals celebrated here through the year.
Swayambhunath: You will first visit the Swayambhunath temple complex that sits atop a high hill overlooking Kathmandu and the entire Kathmandu Valley. Swayambhunath is perhaps the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal. It consists of a very large white stupa with the all-seeing-eye of Lord Buddha plus many small stupa and beautifully carved stone shrines. This is a wonderful place to catch your breath and start to understand and appreciate the deep importance of Buddhist belief to the people of Nepal and the Himalaya region. Make sure you ring the many bells to awaken the gods and let them know you are in Nepal. Take the time to enjoy the view over Kathmandu and have your guide point out the many other highlights of the city. In the far distance to the east you may also be able to see the hills of Nagarkot. If you feel energetic you might also like to try some or all of the 350 steps that lead all the way from Kathmandu city up to your Swayambhunath temple vantage point.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: The next stop today is the beautiful Kathmandu Durbar Square, or the royal palace square of the ancient Malla Kings of the Kathmandu Valley. This square and all its architectural treasures are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While some damage to buildings occurred in the 2015 earthquake the site still contains many stunning architectural gems. The original royal palace courtyards are open to visitors and you will marvel at the intricate timber carving and beautifully crafted brickwork of the palace. The open square outside the palace has many beautiful multi-storey pagodas and temples with ornate carving and carpentry artwork that tells some of the story of the ancient kings and their mystical time and beliefs. The square also contains many important Hindu temples and statues such as to Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Durbar Square also contains the unique and intriguing Kumari Chok. This is an ancient and ornate house where resides the Raj Kumari – the Living Goddess. She is a young girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. If you are in the courtyard of her home at the right time in the afternoon you may see a brief glimpse of the Goddess at her window.
After breakfast, drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara; naturally blessed city and gateway to top trekking destination. It takes 6 hours to reach Pokhara covering the 240 kilometers distance or you can take 40 minutes flight to Pokhara.
After breakfast, drive to Nayapul taking almost 1 and ½ hours which is the starting point of the trek. Then we trek on the zigzag trail that crosses small villages settled by Gurung community follower of the Buddhist religion to reach Tikhedhunga located at the height of the 1577 m for the overnight. During the 4-5 hours trek, we gain an altitude of 500 meters.
At the initial part of the trek, we follow the uphill path with solid steps that crosses the villages Ulleri, Banthanti. Later we trek through rhododendron forests. During the 6 hours trek, we gain the height of the 1300 meters enjoying the spectacular beauty of Mount Fishtail, Mount Hiunchuli, Annapurna South and many more.
Early morning we ascend to Poonhill nestled at the height of 3210 meters which is the vantage point for the breathtaking vision of the Annapurna massif, Mount Nilgiri, Mount Annapurna South, Macchpuchhre, Lamjung Himal and many more. After the dazzling vision of the sunrise above the silvery peaks descends to Ghorepani retracing the route. Then after having breakfast at Ghorepani continue trek to Tadapani for the overnight.
Today, we take a gradual uphill trail to reach Chomrung for the overnight. During the 5-6 hours journey we cover almost 8 kilometers distance crossing the small villages Chiule, Ghurjung, Taulung dotted along the trail. During the trek, we will be rewarded with natural beauty, rich culture, stunning vision of the Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre and many more.
Most of the trek will be on the undulating trail through rhododendron forests, villages, bamboo forest to reach Himalaya for the overnight. During the 7 hours journey, we cross many suspension bridges and gain an altitude of 700 meters enjoying the scenic beauty of the towering Mount Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre at every corner of the trek.
After breakfast, we trek for 1 hour to reach Hinku cave perfect point for the short rest then take a slightly ascending trail to reach Deurali. And from Deurali we cross several streams to reach MBC for the overnight. During the 5 hours trek, we gain an altitude of 800 meters.
After breakfast, take the steep uphill trail to access our main destination of the trek ABC from where we thrill at the 360-degree view of the sparkling snow-clad peaks including Annapurna South, Fishtail, Annapurna glacier and many more. During the 5 hours journey, we gain a height of 400 meters.
After breakfast, trek for 6-7 hours on the downhill trail that descends 1700 meters from previous day location to reach at Bamboo located at the height of 2310 meters, for overnight stay. During the trek, thrill on the breathtaking vision of the Annapurna, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Fishtail and many more.
After breakfast, continue the journey on the undulating trail that crosses the lush forests as well as the culturally adorned Choomrong village to reach Jhinudanda for the overnight stay. And on 5-6 hours trek, we descend 500 meters from the previous night location as Jhinudanda is nestled at the height of 1780 meters from the sea level. At Jhinudanda we will soothe the pain of trek taking bath on the natural hot springs.
After breakfast, we trek on the downhill trail to cross the river then take the steep uphill path up to Tadapani then later descend to Ghandruk for the overnight. Ghandruk is the amazing village settled by the culturally adorned Gurung community. At Ghandruk we explore the handicraft center and Gurung museum. During the 6-7 hours journey, we gain 160 meters in height.
After breakfast, we take a downhill path to reach Nayapul. During the 5 hours trek, we descend 900 meters passing another village Birethanti. From Nayapul we have an hour's drive to Pokhara for the overnight.
After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu. Enjoy a full day at leisure. Overnight in Kathmandu.
This is the free day to explore a little more of Kathmandu and complete your gift shopping. In the evening you will be collected from your hotel for a fun farewell dinner and Nepali cultural dance – so don’t forget your dancing shoes!
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kathmandu airport for a return flight back home.
Recommended equipment list: Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. Some items of equipment are available for hire from us as like Down Jacke
Footwear : Well broken-in walking shoes - these must be suitable for snow, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes
Clothing : Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.
Other equipment: Sleeping bag (5 seasons), lock, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
Other items: Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, toilet roll, laundry soap, wet ones, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, memory cards, charger and personal medical kit.
Langtang were so flexible and helpful, making our whole time in Nepal really enjoyable. We did a 10-day trek to Annapurna Base Camp in June, which was a great time to do it (even though we had been wa...View More
Nothing short of great! We did a 10 days trek during the "monsoon" season, and we were blessed with awesome weather! Pmafa, who is our main coordinator is extremely hospitable and took care of our nee...View More
This trek was excellent.We all are satisfied from langtangri trekking. The guide and porters are well knowledgeable.Awesome view from poonhill, we spent our moment very well in Annapurna range.
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