ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP
Trek amongst some of the highest and most majestic mountains on earth
Length: 16 DAYS
& 15 Nights
Nayapul to Annapurna return
High altitude & cold condtions
10 days of trekking
Annapurna Base Camp
Trek among some of the highest and most iconic peaks on earth!
This trekking holiday is led by experienced multi lingual guides, you’ll average 6 hours per day, and hike up to a maximum altitude of 4130m as you travel from Nayapul to Annapurna base camp and back.
You’ll trek among some of the highest peaks including; Annapurna I (10th highest in the world at 8091m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Gangapurna (7455m), Dhaulagiri (6th highest in the world at 8167m) and Nilgiri (7637m).
We offer weekly seasonal departures;
- between March and June
- between September and December
▼ POKHARA, NEPAL ▼
▼ DAILY ITINERARY ▼
Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, someone from the Mountain Biking Worldwide team will meet you and transfer you to the hotel where you will be provided with welcome drinks. In the evening we will meet for a welcome dinner and an introduction to Nepal where our guide will be able to answer any questions and discuss the up coming tour.
You are invited to join us on a tour of some of the many religious, historical and cultural sights of Kathmandu. The tour will be led by one of our guides and will include seeing World Heritage sights such as; Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhu (Monkey Temple) and Patan.
The evening is free to relax, pack, dine at one of Kathmandu’s many restaurants and prepare for the upcoming trek.
Fly to Pokhara (823m), drive to Nayapula (1070m) & trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m)
After breakfast, we will have an early departure to the domestic airport (approx 30 minute drive) for the 30 minute flight to Pokhara. Here we will be met by our vehicles for the 2 hour transfer to Nayapul, which is where our trek will start. We will start the ascent by walking up towards Birethanti where we will cross the river and head left along a gentle slope to Tikedhunga. This trail is fairly easy; walking on a gravel road with a steady incline. We pass by Hile and continue on a steep uphill into Tikedhunga where we will stay for the night.
Tikhedbunga (1540m) to Ghorepani (2800m)
Following breakfast, we will continue our trek with the trail becoming more challenging. In Tikhedbunga we will cross the two suspension bridges over Bhurungdi river and trek the long steep climb to Ulleri which will take approximately 2 hours. The trail will ascend gradually leading us through Ulleri village and through rhododendron forests. Eventually we will reach the village of Ghorepani, where we will spend the night.
Ghorepani (2800m) to Poonhill (3210m) and Tadapani (2710m)
We will start the day very early for the ascent to Poonhill, which will take approximately 90 minutes. From here we will be able to see a spectacular sunrise and to the south views of Annapurna, the north Nilgiri, north east Fishtail and to the west the Dhaulagiri range. Poonhill offers one of the most breath taking panoramic views in the whole of Nepal.
Following this we will trek back towards Ghorepani for breakfast before our hike to Tadapani. The trail climbs through rhododendron and pine forests to Deurali. We then start to descend to Banthanti and turn off for Tadapani. Here we will be able to take close up views of the mountains and its pleasant lush green forests.
Tadapani (2710m) to Chhomroong (2170m)
From Tadapani we are treated to outstanding views of Fishtail and the Annapurna mountains. Following breakfast we will have a steep descent through a dense rhododendron forest, to the valley floor at Ghurjung River. From here we will have a suspension bridge to cross, followed by a a long section of undulating trail before arriving at our destination for the night, Chhomroong. Choomrung is a large Gurung village located on the flanks of the Annapurna Mountains.
Chhomroong (2170m) to Dovan (2505m)
We will start the trek with a descent to the Chhomroong Khola. Crossing a suspension bridge we start the long climb up into Sinwa Village. From here we will enter a steep valley facing the Annapurna sanctuary at the base of Fishtail and the Annapurna south. The trail descends down a steep stone staircase through bamboo and rhododendron forests and eventually we reach Bamboo lodge. The trail continues along the west bank of the Modi River Valley, through more bamboo forests with a gradual climb to Dovan where we will be spending the night.
Dovan (2505m) to Deurali (3230m)
Today will be the first day that the effects of the increasing altitude could be felt. The pace will be slower and we will gradually climb through dense forests which are the homes of langur monkeys. Upon reaching Deurali, the forest clears and the valley opens up with unobstructed views of the mountains. Deurali is based at the foot of the Modi Himal and Fishtail Mountains.
Deurali (3230m) to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)
We start to climb gently along the river bank and later ascend a steep trail over to the mountain side heading towards Machhapuchhure (Fishtail) Base Camp (3,700m). The trek becomes increasingly strenuous due to the effects of altitude, but we are rewarded by excellent views of the majestic Fishtail together with the Annapurna south, Mt. Hunchuli, Gangapurna, Annapurna I and III and many more.
The trail to the Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) climbs gradually through the snowfield and glacial ice. On arrival we are treated to an unobstructed 360 degree view of some of the world’s highest peaks and we are now at the base of one of the highest mountains in the world.
Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) to Bamboo (2310m)
After witnessing a beautiful sunrise from Annapurna Base Camp, we will start the return descent. The trekking trail is now predominantly downhill and the going should be slightly easier than previous days. The day finishes with a climb to Sinwa Village which will be our base for the night.
Bamboo (2310m) to Jhinu Dada (1760m)
From Bamboo it will be a steep uphill trek to Kuldighar, followed by a descent to Chhomroon river and a climb up many stone steps to Chhomroong town. From here the trail goes down more steep steps into the village Jhinu Dada. We will settle into our lodge and later head down on a 30 minute walk to the hot springs pools. Here, we will be able to soak away aches and pains and enjoy our last night in the mountains.
Jhinu Dada (1760m) to Nayapul (1070m). Drive to Pokhara (823m)
For our last day of walking we get to enjoy the amazing hilly landscapes of western Nepal. It will be an easy and pleasant walk along the Modi riverbank. We will continue our path along the gravel road to Birethanti where we will have lunch. Following lunch we will continue for approximately 30 minutes to Nayapul where we can then catch our vehicle back into the lakeside town of Pokhara.
Nothing to do but sit back and enjoy the ambience of Pokhara, or if you’re not one for relaxing, why not book an adventure activity that happens in the area with us, including paragliding or the world’s longest zip line!
Drive from Pokhara (823m) to Kathmandu (1330m)
During breakfast, the crew will load the luggage onto our transport for the drive to Kathmandu. We will travel along the riverside which flows from the north. From the vehicle we will be able to see the beautiful Lantang Himal, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. We will stop for lunch along the way at one of the many riverside restaurants and will arrive in Kathmandu late afternoon. The evening is free to relax and enjoy the international cuisine available in many of Kathmandu’s excellent eateries.
This is the last day of the tour and we invite you to join us on a trip around the Kathmandu valley, taking in such sights as Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath Hindu Temple and the Holy Buddhist Stupa in Boudha.
See you again soon!
Transfer to international airport or continue on with own itinerary
▼ PACKAGE OPTIONS ▼
- 4 nights in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu
- 2 nights in a 3* hotel in Pokhara
- 9 nights in MTB-Worldwide selected teahouses
- Most meals
- 10 days guided trekking
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
- Coach transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu
▼ ESSENTIALS ▼
The Mountain Bike Worldwide team wants your holiday to not only be the adventure of a lifetime, but also a relaxing and fun experience, so here's our Essential & Frequently Asked Questions!
Two (or more) Qualified & Experienced Guides
We understand that everybody is different. Some riders will want to push hard, others will want to take in the views and learn about the surrounding area and cultures. All of our guides are selected not only for their fitness but also for their local knowledge. The passion for mountain biking, fun loving nature and local connections, that all our guides have, ensure that your adventure will be an incredible journey.
Sport Specific Nutrition
We know how important it is to remain properly fuelled during an arduous day in the saddle and so have teamed up with TorqFitness to provide all our adventures with a selection of energy products.For an additional $210, you can collect your Torq nutritional pack, of gels, bars, energy powder and recovery powder on location, saving you excess baggage charges and customs scrutiny. You will then only need to carry provisions for use during the day whilst the remainder will be transported by the support vehicles or porters.
The nature of your holiday is to have an adventure, but that doesn’t mean you have to rough it. For all of our adventures we use the best accommodation that is available in the area. All our hotels / guesthouses have been personally vetted, so whether it’s a 3* hotel in the city or a basic teahouse in the mountains you can rest assured you will be warm, comfortable and well fed.
Each group will have at least 2 riding guides, that way if any riders want to push on and “race” the stage, the remainder of the group will still have an accompanying guide. Each group (where terrain allows) will also be closely accompanied by a support vehicle, carrying water, food, bike spares etc, with space to transport any rider to the hotel should the going get too tough. All our guides are mechanically adept and will be able to fix most bike problems out on the trail. There will also be a separate vehicle and guide to transport all the luggage and to ensure your hotel / guesthouse is ready for your arrival after a hard days riding.
Your detailed adventure information pack will list the exact meal arrangements but in general, all breakfasts and evening meals are included in the price of your trip. Most dietary requirements can be catered for, even in the remotest of areas, and as all trips are guided by experienced riders you can be assured of loaded plates of high carbohydrate quality food to fuel you through the day.
All in country transport costs related to the adventure are included in the trip cost.
During the actual adventure most evenings will be spent dining as a group, but pre, and post adventure we arrange a social get-together so that everybody can get to know each other and the guides, and share their experiences.
The Finer Details
All our adventures follow the same itinerary / route as the races in our World Challenge Series ensuring that we have extensive, first hand and current knowledge of all the finer details relating to the area. The MTB-Worldwide team together with their in country partners, check out the trails, hotels, local transport on an annual basis so that all racers and adventurers alike can be assured of an ultra smooth passage during their time away.
The MTB-Worldwide team are proud of their branding and want to share their vision with the world. On arrival, all MTB-Worldwide Holiday guests will receive a MTB-Worldwide t-shirt and a branded kit bag. They are yours to keep as mementos of your epic adventure and as a thank you for travelling with us.
Adventure Information Pack
Being avid mountain bikers, travellers and adventure enthusiasts ourselves, we know how important it is to be able to visualise your trip before arrival. All MTB-Adventures Holiday guests will be sent a detailed PDF trip specific information pack. This extensive document will arm riders will all the details they need to plan and prepare for their adventure, and will include a day to day itinerary, maps, photos, information relating to the country and much more.
Our knowledgeable MTB-Worldwide team are always on hand via email or phone to answer any queries that you may have related to the adventure, during the booking process or after you have booked.
We will keep you informed with regular updates from the adventure, and closer to departure, with specific details of the guides, hotels, meeting times etc. If you "opt in" we will also give you contact details of other riders joining the adventure so that you can start exchanging information and getting to know other riders before arrival.
We aim to make all adventurers feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. We offer single room supplements for any rider that prefers to have a room to themselves (prices vary on destination).
MTB-Worldwide Holidays take riders into some of the remotest and wildest areas on earth”. The MTB-Worldwide team takes rider and crew safety extremely seriously and only uses the most reputable and properly equipped ground logistics teams on location. All our logistic teams also provide the support for our races and have a track proven record for customer service and safety. By travelling with MTB-Worldwide you can rest assured that your safety and well being could not be in better hands.
Compare Your Times
Via GPS data you will be able to compare your stage times with those of corresponding races and the top adventure timings will be featured in a MTB-Worldwide timings leader board on the website. Incentives – If after taking on a MTB-Worldwide Holiday, you feel like taking on one of the world challenge series races, we will give you a 10% discount of any of the race entry fees.
All the MTB-Worldwide team have flown to far flung destinations with their bikes, an know that it is not the most relaxing of procedures, from checking it in at one end to the nervous wait for it to arrive unscathed at the other. To make your MTB-Worldwide holiday even more stress free we have a range of high quality mountain bikes (nothing we wouldn’t ride ourselves) available to rent. Please enquire for prices.
What's NOT Included;
- International flights to and from the adventure country
- Country entry visa fees
- Equipment hire / rental
- Transport to the adventure pickup location
- Lodging before and after the adventure
- Trip / medical insurance (which is compulsory and must include helicopter evacuation in the event of an emergency)
- Medical expenses
- Alcoholic and soft drinks consumed during the adventure
- Personal items purchased during the adventure
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