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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April 22 - May 6, 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

See what people are saying about us!

"

This was my first time on a hike abroad thumbs up to mohan for his attention to detail, the trip was well planned and organized the views where amazing . Thanks mohan for some great memories I can't wait for my next trip.

BBeno

Trip to picos

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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

"

Incredible trip! My wife and I came from the states to join Mohan and a bunch of wonderful Irish people on an island peak expedition. This was our first exposure to trekking in Nepal and technical mountaineering in general. We are rock climbers and hikers, but we trained extra hard the few months before the trip to develop good fitness and strong legs for long walks uphill. We met Mohan briefly while visiting Ireland a year earlier and felt instantly that we could trust him. Mohan is extremely experienced with trekking in the Himalayas (18yrs I think). He has connections every step of the way from hotels in Kathmandu, to flights to lukla, and in even in tea houses all along the route. This allows him to offer his clients fantastic service at a great price.Nice accommodations and food the whole time - everything is included in the cost up front so the only thing we had to think about was water which we just treated with chlorine tabs. Mohan gives great guidance to help avoid getting sick either from altitude or food. He demands good hygiene from kitchen staff and always sends his Sherpas into the kitchen to help and make sure our food is clean.The whole experience felt like a private trip with friends and not commercially organized. And really that's what it is - no middle man. Mohan genuinely cares about his clients and you will quickly become his friend. He will do everything he can to keep you healthy and acclimatized so you can have the best shot possible at meeting your goal. You won't have to worry about being confused the whole time - he keeps you well informed and is always checking to make sure you are doing well. He even coordinates with a guy in Kathmandu so they can make changes for summit attempts based on weather. Because he did this, we ended up summiting a day earlier than planned which made all the difference - I think nearly everyone failed the day before and the day after us due to snowfall, but we had 5 out of 8 summit in our group thanks to Mohan's leadership. Also if you do island peak - he won't make you walk from base camp to Chukkung after a 12-15 hr summit push, we met several people who after making it back to base camp still had a few hours of walking to get to a lodge and we really felt for them. His Sherpa staff is awesome and Mohan ensures they are well taken care of in addition to the porters/yaks. These Sherpas have more than adequate experience and are some of the kindest people you will ever meet. They even threw me a birthday party with a homemade cake along the way. They are fun, happy, and incredibly humble - always working hard to support their families. They deserve a good tip when the trip is over.Whatever you're looking for in a trek/climb - Mohan is your man. He'll work with you to make it happen. He is a friend for life now and I seriously recommend his guide services. Namaste!

Todd B

Experience of a lifetime!

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I recently returned from a thoroughly enjoyable trek to EBC and Kalapathar. The trip was beyond amazing and a life changing experience. This was all made possible, largely due to our highly organised and very knowledgable Leader Mohan (and his team of local Sherpas and Porters) who educated us on all aspects of life in Nepal including environmental issues which he is very passionate about. Mohan’s attention to detail was second to none, ensuring everyone stayed healthy and safe, while also thoroughly enjoying ourselves. This is the trip of a lifetime with breathtaking views and such cheerful and welcoming locals. We had a fantastic group that supported one another throughout and the craic was brilliant. I would highly recommend travelling with this company and I for one, can’t wait here for my next trekking adventure with them. Thank you Mohan.

PaulineK884

Everest Base Camp & Kalapathar

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Had an amazing trip. Was worth every penny. The sherpas and guides were very experienced and professional (two of them had summited Everest). The food was great too. Mohan knew what was best for the group, was great at leading us to Everest!

Kate F

Adventure of a lifetime

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It truly was the greatest experience I've ever had. Going into the Trip I Didn't known anyone, Leaving we were the best of friends. The Shepherds knew exactly what they were doing and Also Great fun. Accommodation was brilliant And the views breath taking. The Main man Mohan, Always with a smile on his face, Made sure that every one of us went up and came down safely. I'll be doing more treks with Namaste Nomad in the future for sure!!

Padraig B

Once in a Life Time Experience

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What a great trip!This trip lets you see a different side to Northern Spain and the Camino. We had a super time trekking in the Picos de Europe with an amazing bunch of people. The groups are small group so it was flexible and there was no issue with tailoring days to what people needed or required.All ages groups, singles, couples but most of all at the end great friends!Accommodation and meals for each night had been thoughtfully located and selected! Food was amazing!This trip has to be experienced and enjoyed by everyone!

caite1

Picos De Europe

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The trip with namaste nomad to Everest Base Camp was truly amazing. The group I was with were also a great bunch of people and it made the trip a lot more enjoyable. The professionalism that mohan and his team of Sherpas provide is exceptional. We did see some other groups on the trip and unfortunately we could clearly see that a lot of things were not provided for them. Travelling with mohan, everything is taken care of from food to the bed you sleep in. It’s almost like you have a group of babysitters because the only thing you have to worry about is the walking !. Mohan and his team provide a safe friendly and thoroughly enjoyable journey even when you hit some hard points. I would highly recommend Namaste nomad for any trip you might want to do. From start to finish the trip was amazing !

Stephen D

Life changing !

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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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Travelled to the north of Spain for a week with Mohan from Namaste Nomad - travelled with 2 friends - 12 in total in the group - 12 had such a laugh. Great bunch of people of all age groups. The holiday was fool proof with all activities and meals organised. We age local cuisine with the locals. Truly an amazing holiday and I would highly recommend it. I thought the holiday was so well organised I have decided to travel to Nepal with this company in 2018. Get booking - you wont regret it.

G-Barrett72

Picos De Europe Treking 2017


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