Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Tibet Tour

Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Tibet Tour

TripGrade: Moderate
Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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Duration:

20 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Drive/Flight

Best Season:

Mar-May & Sep-Nov

The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek with Tibet Tour is an amazing journey the is a perfect blend of an exciting and thrilling trekking experience in the classic Annapurna region and incredible sightseeing in the “land of holiness”, Lhasa in Tibet.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the best walks in the world offering breathtaking views of different Himalayan peaks such as Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), and many more. The journey to ABC (4,130) is full of ups and downs in a rough trail taking you through diverse landscapes, vegetation, beautiful mountain villages giving you insights into the culture and lifestyle of the people in the Himalayas in Nepal.

Our Tibet tour combined with ABC Trek takes you to the culturally and naturally rich city, the capital Lhasa. Popular for its unique geographic location and impressive ancient culture and religion, Lhasa offers you to experience the Tibetan art, architecture, culture, and tradition along with nature exploration.

If you are interested to experience short trekking in the Himalayan region of Nepal and want to get knowledge about Nepalese and Tibetan culture and tradition, our Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Tibet Tour is perfect.

Starting Price

USD 2249 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu (1,400m)

On arriving at the Tribhuwan Interantional Airport in Kathmandu, a representative from Himalayan Trekkers will greet you and escort you to the hotel.

Check-in at the hotel and relax. The rest of the day is at leisure.  

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

Day 2

Kathmandu tour

Meals included: Breakfast

Your guided sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage Sites begins soon after breakfast.

The first site to explore will be the Pashupatinath Temple located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. It is one of the oldest temples in the country and is one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites in the world dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Next, we will drive to one of the largest stupas in South Asia and the largest in Nepal, Boudhanath Stupa. It is also known as "Little Tibet" and the area is hugely influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. 

Later, we will move to Kathmandu Durbar Square, the former Royal Palace, and Swoyambhunath Stupa, one of the sacred pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. 

In the evening, you can check out some of the fooderies, bars, and streets of the Thamel area. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Fly/Drive to Pokhara & drive to Phedi, trek to Dhampus (1700m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we will drive or fly to Pokhara. (You can choose either flight or driving option based on the cost you want to pay).

After reaching Pokhara drive to Phedi and trek towards Dhampus, a hilly area with a small settlement of the Gurung community. You can witness snowy peaks like Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, and Annapurna range from here.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs drive & 2-3 hrs hike

Day 4

Trek to Landrung (1,550m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we will head towards Deurali through Pothana. At this point, you find yourself high up on the East side of the Modi Khola cascading down the Annapurna Circuit Sanctuary surrounded by a complete ambiance of nature.

We will continue walking for 4 hours until we reach Landrung, another interesting Gurung settlement. You can explore the village in the evening or just rest at the hotel witnessing some of the high mountains in the Annapurna region.

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs trek

Day 5

Trek to Chomrong (2,100m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we start to walk along the mountain path of the stone-paved trail, pass through a hamlet, cross a suspension bridge until we cross the dense forest of bamboo. You will find yourself in complete isolation in the middle of nature and lush green forest. 

After walking for some time we will reach Jhinu and stop there for a short break for drinks and snacks. Thereafter we will deviate towards the north and walk for around 4 hours to reach Chomrong. Chomrong is one of the best places to see Mount Fishtail, the virgin peak.

Overnight. 

 

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs hike

Day 6

Trek to Himalaya Hotel (2,850m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we will start walking towards the Himalaya Hotel. We will immediately cross Chomrong Khola, and continue through the rhododendron-covered ridge path, mountainous terrains, and forests of bamboo. The mesmerizing view of the Mountains including Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli will energize you throughout the walk. We will cross Modi Khola and walk further for a few hours until we reach The Himalaya Hotel for an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs hike

Day 7

Free day for rest

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

You can explore the surrounding villages or rest to save energy for tomorrow's hike which is a bit difficult as we will head towards MBC tomorrow.

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp

Day 8

Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp (3,700m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We keep on ascending and descending for some time until we reach the Hinku Cave. We will further continue for 3-4 hours and you enter the Annapurna circuit Sanctuary, a huge amphitheater enclosed by a solid wall of snow-capped peaks which include Annapurna I, II, III, and IV and the fishtail spire of Machhapuchare. We can find some guest houses at Deurali and Bagar stay in one of those and enjoy the proximity of the mountains. 

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs hike

Day 9

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) & back to Himalaya Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

On hiking the Annapurna circuit trail for 2 hours, we descend a small ridge branching out from the mountain pass to the mountainside with widespread terraced fields showcasing tranquil meadows and lush fertile farming land.

As you reach Annapurna Base Camp, witness awesome picturesque landscapes, majestic panoramic view of snow-capped mountainous peaks, and varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna massif. Thereafter, you head back down to Himalaya Hotel.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs hike

Day 10

Trek to Chomrong (2,100m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The walk today is very exciting as we reach the river bed of Kaligandaki, the deepest gorge in the world which lies between the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri Mountains.

We will follow the trail up the Modi Khola passes for some time through dense forests of rhododendron and bamboo across the Annapurna mountain range. We will walk for 5 hours and reach Chomrong overnight today.

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs hike

Day 11

Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we start the second leg of the trek to reach Pokhara through Ghorepani and Ghandruk. We will march through flatland, forests, and terraced fields; a suspension bridge comes your way.

On crossing this suspension bridge over Khumbu Khola, you enter the beautiful village of Ghandruk. In Ghandruk you can observe the unique lifestyle and culture of Gurung Community and get an excellent view of the of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchare. Other than hotels and tea houses here camping in the terraced fields can also be an option if you are interested.

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs hike

Day 12

Trek to Banthanti (2,410m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We will leave Ghandruk and further walk through dense rhododendron forest to Tadapani which is an excellent viewpoint to glimpse a heavenly sight of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Fishtail.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs hike

Day 13

Trek to Ghorepani (2,880m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

From Banthanti, we proceed further along steep trails. Nature spreads the exotic sight of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, lush vegetation, and rich plant life before us. We climb through the rhododendron forest to Deurali (3,100m) and reach a hamlet and cultivated fields. Continue walking for 3 hours and finally, we will reach Ghorepani.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs hike

Day 14

Trek to Nayapul & drive to Pokhara

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

We will hike to Poonhill in, early morning for a sunrise view over the Manaslu range.

Then, after breakfast, we will leave Ghorepani and walk towards Nayapul. We will march through Birethanti to reach Ulleri where a steep descent of 3500 steps leads down to Hille on the Bhurungdi Khola. We can easily access any means of transportation to drive to Pokhara.

In the evening, you are free to wander by the lakes of Pokhara.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 6 hrs hike & 1+ hr drive

Day 15

Fly/Drive to Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast

From Pokhara, you can either fly or drive to Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs drive/30 mins flight

Day 16

Fly to Lhasa

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will be driven to the airport for a scenic flight to Gongar Airport.

A Tibetan representative will greet you and trasfer you to the hotel in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. In the evening we will stroll around the old city to experience the local lifestyle and monuments of Lhasa.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 1 hour+ flight and 1/2 hour drive

Day 17

Lhasa exploration day

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Today, you will have a guided sightseeing of the popular and important spots in Lhasa. The first spot to explore is Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lamas from 1649 to 1959.  It is one of the grandest Palaces in the world to date.

Then, we will move to Jokhang Temple, a UNESCO World Herotage Site in Lhasa. It is one of the most sacred temples for the pilgrims of Tibetan Buddhism. After spending some time at the Jokhang temple we will walk through the Barkhor Street, a traditional old street in Lhasa.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 18

Another full-day Lhasa tour

Meals included: Breakfast

We will start the sightseeing today from Norbulingka - the summer residence of the Dalai Lamas from 1780s to 1959. It is known as the larges human made garden in Tibet. 

The second site is Drepung Monastery, one of the biggest monastery built in the 14th Century. For the time being, it is one of Tibet’s premier monastic educational institutions.

The last site for today is Sera Monastery, built in 1419.  Being one of the grandest  monasteries in Tibet, it was home to more than 5,000 monks and five monastic colleges. 

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp

Day 19

Depart to Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast

Check-out from the hotel after breakfast and drive to Gonggar Airport for a scenic flight back to Kathmandu.

In case of early arrival, you can choose to go for guided sightseeing in the valley. Otherwise, check-in at the hotel and relax. In the evenig, you will be picked up for a farewell dinner program in an authentic Nepalese restaurant where cultural program is conducted. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 1 hour+ flight and 1/2 hour drive

Day 20

Final Departure

Meals included: Breakfast

After reakfast, you will be transferred to the ariport for a flight back to your onward destination. We bid farewell and wish for your sound journey. 

Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, Pokara, and Lhasa, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.

For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome or Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • All permits and TIMS for ABC trek Nepal
  • Trekking in Nepal on full board basis in tea houses
  • Permits and Visa Applications for Tibet
  • Accommodation in cities with breakfast.
  • Teahouses/lodges/tented camp accommodation with full board meal
  • English speaking guide per as the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide and driver fees
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner 
  • All transfers and sightseeing on a private vehicle
  • All govenment taxes and surcharges

Whats Not Included

  • International airfares
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, phone bills, bar bills, etc.
  • Tips to Guide and Driver
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable conditions such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in INCLUDES section


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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