Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Exciting group trip from Ireland. To Nepal and its beautiful villages, terraced farmlands, lush rhododendron forests, and amazing mountain with mighty Annapurna. unforgettable trekking with likeminded people.

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March 31 - April 13, 2021
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

he Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most popular and demanded treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Namaste Nomad Irish base privet travel company organise yearly departure to Annapurna trip from Ireland. Because of COVID19 we had to cancel some of our groups for 2020, but we are already getting enquiry for 2021 spring and Autumn. This time we have made different group plans to fit everyones interest. After request by many of our previous clients we are giving opportunity for singles adventurer to join with other singles. And for the mature clients to walk with matures individuals. Before booking Please check the dates and cost and also don’t forget to tell us what category of group would you like to travel with.

We made 4 Category

  1. Singles only group age between 25 to 48.
  2. Couples only all age group, should be fit enough to walk.
  3. Mature group – 40+
  4. Mix group, All age and genders.

Now people can select the group they wish to join so they will have opportunity to meet like minded friends.

Annapurna  trail goes alongside terraced rice paddies, lush rhododendron forests and high altitude landscapes with the Annapurna Range in view most of the times. The setting of Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 m is unique and incredibly spectacular, set amidst the majestic peaks of Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m). The Annapurna trekking region is easily accessible with different trailheads starting just an hour or two away from Pokhara.

Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu
Welcome to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. Relax, and have an evening dinner
with briefing.

Day 2: Explore Kathmandu
Enjoy a half-day guided tour of the ancient cities and UNESCO world heritage
highlights of the Kathmandu Valley. Nepal is a country rich in religious
diversity and today we visit Buddhist and Hindu shrines and temples such as
Swayambunath (the Monkey Temple) and the ancient city of Patan on the
holy Bagmati river. Returning to Kathmandu, we visit Durbar Square,
showcasing centuries of artistry and craftsmanship, a wide variety of
traditional architectural styles, impressive palaces and more. Evening dinner
with group.

Day 3: Fly to Pokhara – Trek Begins!
This morning we take a flight to Pokhara, west of Kathmandu, where our trek
begins. The Pokhara Valley offers a spectacular panorama of Nepal’s central
Himalayas with Annapurna South and Machapuchare dominating the
skyline. A short drive to Phedi in the Annapurna foothills leads us to the
rendezvous with our terrific support crew, where our porters load up our
supplies. Our trek starts out with a steady uphill climb and a series of stone
stairways passing through villages and ultimately arriving at Dhampus. Enjoy
close-up views of Machapuchare, ‘The Fish Tail’ (22,885’/6,975m), from our first
night’s camp. All meals are included in our trek, from breakfast on Day 3
through lunch on Day 12, and our cooking crew will strive to surprise and
delight you with their creative menus assembled from locally farmed
produce, grains, meats and more.

Day 4: Hike to Landrung
After an early breakfast, we begin trekking from Dhampus to Landrung.
Today we climb steadily out of chestnut forests to the small village of Potana
and on to Deurali before descending to Bainshikharka and Tolka. In these
small villages, many ethnic Gurung and Magar people make their homes.
Predominantly Buddhist, the Gurung people are descendents of the Tibetans
with a unique language (Gurung) and a rich musical and cultural tradition.
The Magar people, while also descended from the Tibetans, are
predominantly Hindu with three distinct languages and a complex history.
Local people absorb themselves in the demands of agriculture and you’ll find
most people here to be very genuine, friendly and humorous. Our day ends in
Landrung, a Gurung village where we spend the night.

Day 5: Cross the Modi Khola River
As we depart Landrung village, the trail leads downhill, crossing the Modi
Khola on a suspension bridge. The trail ascends to a ridge top, passing
through rhododendron forests and terraced fields. We reach Jinwa Danda
(hot springs) in about three and a half hours before continuing another two
hours to the Gurung village of Chumrung. This village is the gateway to the
Annapurna Sanctuary and, weather permitting, we are treated to fantastic
mountain views including the impressive Annapurna South (23,684’/7,220m).

Day 6: Hike to Dovan
Today the trail descends steeply to the banks of the river Chumrung Khola.
We cross over the river on a suspension bridge, then climb steeply through
bamboo thickets leading to the small village of Sinuwa Danda. Here the trail
levels off and follows a ridge traveling through rhododendron and bamboo
forests, always in view of the mountains. After descending through Khudi and
Bamboo village, we hike for about 1.5 additional hours before arriving at
Dovan for the evening.

Day 7: Machapuchare Base Camp
From Dovan the trail climbs steadily, crossing glaciers and small streams. As
the vegetation changes from forest to shrubs, we emerge into the open
spaces above the tree line and the views only become better. After trekking
for about six hours the trail reaches Machapuchare Base Camp, where we
establish camp for the night. The splendid panoramic views include
Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I and Machapuchare. Sacred to the
local people and considered to be of great importance to the Hindu god
Shiva, Machapuchare has been declared off-limits by the government of
Nepal and its summit has never been reached.

Day 8: Hike to Annapurna Base Camp
This morning we ascend roughly two hours to Annapurna Base Camp leaving
us with plenty of time in the afternoon to soak in and explore the astounding
beauty of this valley. Situated on a knoll, our camp offers 360° views of soaring
peaks including the South Face of the Annapurna I, III, IV, Annapurna South,
Machapuchare, Singa Chuli, Tent Peak and Hiunchuli. Standing at Annapurna
Base Camp, fans of mountaineering lore may expect to gain a new
appreciation for these beautiful but unforgiving giants.

Day 9: To Bamboo Village
If there was ever a morning warranting an early wake-up this is that morning,
as the sunrise over Annapurna South is well worth missing a little sleep over.
Enjoy the show with a hot drink, then settle in for a hearty breakfast, snap a

few last-minute photographs, then prepare for our return descent from Base
Camp to Bamboo village. Breathing gets noticeably easier today as the air
becomes more oxygen-rich, and the ice-clad walls of the Sanctuary give way
to green vegetation and hillsides once again dotted with small villages.

Day 10: Descend to Chumrung Village
From Bamboo village we retrace our steps along the trail to Sinuwa Danda,
then descend the steep stone staircase leading down to the river Chumrung
Khola and back up to Chumrung village on the opposite bank, where we
spend the night.

Day 11: Hike along the Annapurna foothills
Today we deviate from the route we ascended to enjoy new sights, beginning
our hike on a relatively easy trail for 1.5 hours, passing through small Gurung
villages. After a steady climb uphill, we descend towards the river of Kimrong
Khola. Here we cross a wooden bridge over to the next ridge. From the ridge,
another steady 1.5 hour climb leads us to the top of Komrong Danda where
we’ll break for lunch and enjoy spectacular views of Machapuchare. From
here we can see the village of Ghandruk where we’ll camp tonight after a
further 1.5 hours of downhill hiking. Ghandruk is a truly picturesque
traditional Gurung settlement and is considered a model village within the
Annapurna Conservation Area Project, the first and largest conservation area
established by the National Trust for Nature Conservation in Nepal. Tonight is
the last evening that our outstanding staff will prepare dinner for us, so we’ll
look forward to a memorable farewell celebration with music, dancing, great
food, local drinks and more.

Day 12: Final night in the city
A morning flight returns us to Kathmandu. Our final night’s lodging is in a
hotel in the Thamel district, an ideal location for shopping, dining and
nightlife located in the heart of the city. Relax, shop, explore on your own, or
join us for an optional city tour, which is likely to feature Durbar Square or the
ancient city of Bhaktapur.

Day 13: Farewell

Transfer from your hotel is provided to the airport for flights home, unless
you’re choosing to stay on, or to go on another adventure.

Price Includes
  • National Park fees, 2 nights private guesthouse near Kathmandu
  • 1 night standard hotel in Pokhara
  • 1 night standard hotel in Kathmandu
  • Meals as outlined in itinerary
  • All domestic flights and transport
  • Professional guides and porters
  • Cooks and commissary crew
  • Tents, foam sleeping pads, kitchen equipment, baggage portage, and airport transfers to and from our host hotel.
Price Excludes
  • International flights Dublin to/from Nepal
  • 2 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Visas
  • Insurance for any necessary emergency evacuation arrangements and/or medical expenses
  • Optional gratuities
  • Out of itinerary programme
  • Airport transfers to any property other than our host hotel
  • Airport taxes
  • Medical Immunizations
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature such as liquor or laundry fees.

Testimonials

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I recently traveled to Nepal with Namaste Nomad to climb Mera Peak. This trip was an absolute amazing life experience for me. Mohan arranged everything from flights to accommodation to food and everything in between. His local knowledge was invaluable especially in Kathmandu where he even got our money changed to ensure we received the best rate. The trek itself could not have been better for acclimatisation. It’s a slightly longer route than some but gives you the best chance of summiting. Our 2 Sherpas could not have done more. They treated us like family and not just clients. They did everything they could to give us the best chance at summiting .. which the whole group did. I would definitely use NN for an future treks in the Himalayas. 10 out of 10!!

Cathy Reavy

Mera Peak

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October 2016 Everest Base Camp... I went with Namaste Nomad having looked at other companies based in Ireland doing the same trek. Mohan was always available to answer questions. He himself has trekked to EBC lots of times which is reflected in his knowledge and experience. He employs Sherpa's (and pays them a fair wage !) whom are also very experienced trekkers and some have summited Everest !! they are very in-tuned into the needs (inc health needs, signs & symptoms of altitude sickness), informing us of the different peaks and opening to talking about their experiences summiting mount Everest. The weather was not in our favour for part of the trek. One morning...at 4am the cloud finally lifted; Mohan came and woke us all to share our first glance of mount Everest it was amazing. It is a well worn track to EBC and the key is to take it slowly and enjoy...live in the moment! Mohan always ensured we ate well, drank plenty of clean water & paid attention to everyone on the trek to ensure we remained healthy & safe in order to reach EBC. Mohan had arrange some touristy stuff in Kathmandu before our departure to Lukla...which was great and an opportunity to meet and get to know the group. I would recommend Mohan and his company Namaste Nomad !! I have subsequently booked a trip to Bhutan with Namaste Nomad :)

annekavanagh30

Trek to Everest Base Camp

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Did the errigal sunrise hike. We didnt see the sun because of the mist and the Rain, but is was still a very beautiful trip to the top. Had a great guide (Malachy thanks again) and the trip was well organized by Mohan.

Tim Sterken

Errigal sunrise hike

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After meeting Mohan briefly in Donegal I soon signed up to join him his team and 10 other travellers to trek Nepal's Langtang valley. Best decision ever! From the get go when we all met at Dublin airport the level of organisation and planning Mohan had put into this trip became clear. After hassle free flights Mohan had arranged for a local taxi company to meet us at the airport keeping the group together making for stress travel to the hotel, the hotel selected also was to a high standard with everyone's needs catered to. As part of our trip Mohan had arranged for Cultural shows, dinner booking and buses to Kathmandu's heritage sites including a local guide. Allowing us to make the most of our time in this culturally intriguing city. Then it was on to the trekking bit! after the 8 hour bus journey to the mountains we where treated to dinner cooked that the hotel by our guides and porters this was to be the case daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food was excellent and more importantly the level of food hygiene Mohan requires these guys work to more than meets any western standards, out of 11 people no one got any food related sickness unlike some people we met on the way who where travelling with other companies if only for this reason alone I couldn't recommend Namaste Nomad highly enough. While on the trek the scenery was simply stunning where the true beauty of the Himalayas is apparent. Making the trek all the more enjoyable was the level knowledge our guides had on the area, plants and animals, and they where only to happy to impart this on us. While being the real professionals they where also great company through out. For most of the group including myself it was our first team at high altitude, and the focus on everyone's safety from Mohan and team was very evident. Something we all found extremely reassuring allowing you to enjoy the trek knowing that you are in good hands. In turn giving us the confidants to make the optional climb to 4800m an experience that will simply leave you gob smacked with a real sense of achievement. After this we made the trek back down through the valley which was an absolute delight with everyone on a high after what had been an unforgettable experience and achievement. With another couple of days to spend in Kathmandu it was a great way to round off the trip. I have already signed up to trek to Everest base camp in September 2019 and that in it self is properly best recommendation I could possibly give.

Eamonn C

Langtang valley trek March 2018

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My husband and I found out about Namaste Nomad while on a hike in Ireland the year before. We stayed in connect with Mohan and planned going on the Island Peak trek. Being in the USA, all our communication was by email and Mohan answered all of our questions so we felt ready when we flew to Nepal. The trek was incredible. No stress. Mohan dealt with accommodations in Kathmandu and in the Everest Circuit, food the entire trek, flights to and from Lukla, and taxis from the airport. He gave great advice on the hike up, like avoiding dairy and meat and keeping a constant steady pace, so we didn't get sick or hurt before summit day. He was concerned about our well being and wanted us to make it to the summit and be happy as much as we wanted to. His sherpas were incredible men. Humble, sweet, and considerate. You can trust your guides and you will make a great friend at the same time.

Jame B

Island Peak April 2018 Nepal Trekking

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My serious walking career began at the age of 60, when I trekked with Mohan of Namaste Nomad in Ladakh. Since then I have gone back to the Himalayas with him every year: Everest Base Camp, Langtang, Island Peak... Each year I've thought it was as high as I could go, and each year I've come away wanting more. This time I hoped to attain the summit of my ambitions - to climb a 6500 metre mountain, Mera Peak, at the age of 65. Mera, known as the highest trekking peak in the world, was hard. It was steep. It was exhausting. It was wonderful. With the help of Mohan's right-hand-man, Dawa, and Nerbu, a younger sherpa; in the company of three other incredibly supportive Irish trekkers; with the amazing aid of our porters; and with the help, in my case, of copious amounts of oxygen (!), I made it to the very top. Mohan and Dawa always believed in me and did everything in their power to get me to the top. I am immensely proud to have done this, and immensely grateful to Namaste Nomad for giving me the opportunity. Seize the day, people. You are capable of so much more than you think.

Malachy D

[email protected]: Mera Peak

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This was the second trip I booked with Namaste Nomad. The first was hiking to Everest Base Camp which was a phenomenal trip! I placed a deposit on Bhutan before I left Nepal due to the shear genuineness of Mohan. He is very thorough in ensuring a safe and successful trip. In Bhutan he was open to group needs and used this information to organize alternative to the original plans. The group I was with had great communication between so that we could make choices that benefitted all of us. If you are thinking of traveling abroad and you love realism in your travels this is the company to book with. You will get the chance to see everyday life in your travels vs sitting on a tour bus skipping the realities of life outside.

N2tele

Traveling with your eyes open, Bhutan!

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I had the pleasure of recently being part of another wonderful trip to the Himalayas - Annapurna Base Camp - with Namaste Nomad - a wonderful small business. There are so many reasons I would always choose Namaste Nomad over any other company. Most importantly it is a true Eco friendly organisation, everything is accounted for along the treks - food, water and waste. They are also Animal friendly and only use porters for transport. This is better as it is providing more jobs for locals, and removes any animal cruelty that can occur only the trek due to pushing yaks or donkeys too hard, too far and without adequate food or water. The food during my trips was phenomenal! If you listen to Mohan and the rest of the guides you are guaranteed success at altitude. Vegetarian, local and fresh food are on the menu. Everyone can live without meat for a couple of weeks...you most definitely don't want to be eating meat in a country that doesn't do health and safety and the food has to be transported on some ones back and could be 4 or 5 days before reaching its end destination - your plate. I have never felt safer on a trip in a foreign country than with Namaste Nomad. The sherpas, porters and guides are all local and have been with the company for a long time. They are all courteous, respectful, friendly and extremely knowledgeable - many of them having submitted Everest and other Himalayan peaks many times over. Everything is taken care of from your first interaction with Mohan. Flights, hotels, transport food, etc. The cost is the best value I have seen - even better value than most as the experience you are getting is unbelievable. As if that wasnt enough, Namaste Nomad also helps out small, local people and communities around Nepal with fundraising and charity works. If you want to raise money to give back to some of the communities you know that it is going directly to where it is needed and not into the pockets of charity CEOs. Don't listen to me any more, just book a trip with Mohan and see for yourself!

Kate F

Another incredible trip with an amazing company

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Himalayas, they are beautiful, intimidating and challenging. You might think they are perhaps to hard for you? Well, they are hard, but in our everyday life we are often very comfortable. We need to be challenged from time to time to remind ourselves that we are more than our houses, jobs and what others think of us. I needed that break and challenge two years ago. I joined Mohan and his team on the journey to Everest Basecamp. And lets get the boring (but important) stuff out the way. The team is as professional as it gets. We had the nicest food, best accommodation and best guides. Mohan created atmosphere of community and support. I often looked at other groups (that probably payed 2 or 3 times as we did), and they did not had the service and the fun that we did. But apart from all of the pragmatic stuff, they are the Himalayas themselves. My choice was to abandon the internet altogether (its there if you need it) and enjoy being there. For two weeks, the world forgot about me as i forgot about it. All i cared about was walking. It was like a meditation, an it was simple. Just one foot after another until we reached the destination. Mohan does expeditions the way they should be done. He cares about your spirit, what you eat, what you drink, how you sleep. He knows that those things will get you there and help you with the altitude. His team is supportive, and very experienced. I will be a repeat customer one day, and not once.

Jarek M

Everest Basecamp 2016

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I took part in a trek to Annapurna Basecamp with Namaste Nomad in April 2019. I had trekked with Mohan and his team twice before- to Langtang Valley in Nepal in March 2018 and The Picos, in Northern Spain in June 2018. This was my third trip- so I wasn’t as anxious about what awaited me in Nepal! The route to Annapurna is very accessible, the walking was tough enough, I thought- a lot of steps, which are sore on the knees! We were well looked after my our guide, Mohan, and his Sherpa team, Dowa and Mingma, as well as the rest of the team. The food, as on all the trips I’ve been on, was really superb. I loved the rice, lentils, local vegetables and of course the ginger tea! The accommodation was basic but always clean and adequate. Reaching Annapurna Basecamp was the high point of the trip for me- I will never forget it! We were part of a small group, just four hikers. I was traveling with a friend. We had both been part of larger groups on our previous two trips.I think I would prefer to travel in a bigger group if/when I go on a trip like this again. It was a great experience and I recommend Namaste Nomad.

Grace M

Annapurna Basecamp trip


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