Annapurna Base Camp


Annapurna Base Camp is often referred to as the Annapurna Sanctuary, and for good reason.

Hot springs, Rhododendron forests, and an amazing local culture make up famous Annapurna region. In 1950 Annapurna was the first 8,000m peak in the world to be climbed, and is now regarded as one of the most dangerous. We’ll stay safely down in the valley below, but the power of the Annapurna range is undeniable.

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$3,700 | 12 DAYS

Highlights

  • 2 Days exploring the hidden gems of Kathmandu

  • 9 Days hiking through the jungles and mountains of the Annapurna Conservation Area

  • A day relaxing in the lakeside city of Pokhara, an amazing place to unwind after your time in the mountains

  • Natural Hot Springs along the way to ease any aches on the hike

  • Paragliding and Private yoga in Pokhara

Included

  • 12 dinners, 11 lunches, 11 breakfasts, and endless tea

  • 12 nights of accommodation

  • All in-country transportation, including airport transfers

  • Experienced Nepali guide, and expert Dharma Trips guide

  • All activities, including Paragliding and a private yoga class

  • A pre-trip package, with selected reading list, Nepali phrases, and more

  • All guide and porter fees

Prefer to chat? Call us in the U.S or Canada at +1-541-213-9334 or Whatsapp +1 541-213-9334 | +1- 541-633-5125


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ABOUT OUR PROJECTS

Since the earthquake in April 2015, the founders of Dharma Trips have committed their lives to helping villages effected, in whatever way possible. We have given emergency relief supplies, rebuilt a school, hired two new teachers, bought school supplies, built and filled a library and lent a helping hand wherever needed. In continued support, we commit to giving 10% of profits to our current projects in Nepal.


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Kathmandu

Flying into Kathmandu, you’ll get an unforgettable view of the Himalaya. As you descend down, the mountains almost blend with the clouds, leaving you with the feeling of landing in a kingdom in the sky. We’ll pick you up at the airport, and take you to the Shangri-La Hotel, where a welcome package will be waiting in your room. Relax and enjoy the bustling market of Thamel, in the evening we’ll all get together for a traditional Nepali meal of dal bhat. Explore the hidden gems of Kathmandu, mingle with other travelers, and get excited for the trip ahead. We’ll visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Bhaktipur, which was the old city center of Nepal, and famous for it’s metal, stone, and wood artwork. An optional trip to the Pashuputinath temple, which sits on the banks of the Bagmati river and is one of the most important Hindu Temples in the world dating back to 400 B.C.

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Annapurna Base Camp

Now that we’ve explored Kathmandu, we’ll jump in a jeep for the drive to Nyapull, where our trip really begins. The tight gorge carved by the rushing Modi Khola will be our home for the next several days. Hot springs, Rhododendron forests, and friendly locals are just some of the highlights. Annapurna Base Camp is in one of the most scenic places in the world, a cirque of peaks culminating in the 8,050m Annapurna. Annapurna in Sanskrit translates to the “Goddess of the Harvests”, and is associated with bountiful food. Maurice Herzog, the famous French mountaineer who first climbed Annapurna in 1950, said “This diaphanous landscape, this quintessence of purity--these were not the mountains I knew: they were the mountains of my dreams.”

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Day 7-10 Descending down to Pokhara

Now that we’ve seen the incredible mountain cirque of the Annapurna Sanctuary, we’ll reverse our route and head towards the lakeside city of Pokhara for some much needed R&R.

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Day 11-12 Pokhara

A city known for its lakeside views, and relaxing vibe. We’ll be staying at the newly built Bhanjyang Lodge on top of the mountain Sarankot, which is known for its amazing sunsets and sunrises. In the morning we’ll have a private yoga teacher join us for a sunrise class with views of the entire Annapurna range. After breakfast, you will have the option to go paragliding. One of the most popular places in South Asia to paraglide, you won’t want to miss this amazing opportunity. For our last afternoon we’ll relax on a boat, paddle around, and enjoy the views of the Himalaya. Shop for any last minute souvenirs in the vibrant lakeside markets of Pokhara, and the next day we will arrange transportation to Kathmandu for you to catch your flight. Or, if you have more time and choose to stay longer, we will be more than happy to help point you in the right direction for the rest of your time in Nepal.