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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Singles only (Age 25 to 55)
October 28 - November 10, 2021
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November 20 - December 4, 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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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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I had the most amazing experience walking up to EBC and Kala Pattar with Namaste Nomad. Words cannot describe the views and euphoria. The trip couldn't have been any better from beginning to end. We were thoroughly spoilt and taken care of to the highest standards by Dawa our guide and Sudip his assistant. They were both very accommodating, flexible, helpful, polite, knowledgeable and fun to be around. Our porters were efficient and helped ease our pain! The team offered us excellent advice at all times. In preparation for our trip Ashim and his team briefed us at our hotel and answered all of our questions. I would not hesitate in recommending your highly professional team to any friend or family member (RJ from Southampton UK)

_rakheejethwa

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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What can I say about Namaste Nomads, just Excellent. From start to finish, everyone that we dealt with were helpful, professional, caring and accommodating in what we wanted for our adventure. Itinerary changes were no problems. The advice we were given before we flew out to Kathmandu and all through the trek were invaluble in making the trek a success. We were picked up at the airport and taken to our hotel and met by Ashim who checked us in and explained about the rest of the trip. We met our guide Dawa (5 times Everest summitier). So much experience from all the Namaste Nomad staff. The trek was fantastic and Dawa (guide) and Sudip (sherpa) looked after us throughout. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Their advise from what to eat and how to cope with the altitude was invaluble. The porters who carried our bags were efficient and our bags were always at the lodge well before we arrived. When we got to EBC a change to the itinerary was discussed with us. Dawa suggested we climb Kala Patthar that afternoon and see the sunset over Everest rather than seeing the sunrise early in the morning. What a brilliant suggestion as we saw Everest on fire. If you want to do trek in Nepal then check these people out. I would not hesitate to go with them again. Already planning a trip in 2020 with them.

Kaushal

Everest Base Camp Trek

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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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Just come back from Bhutan and India, had the most amazing time. Mohan looked after us well and always made our travels easy, taking care of everyones needs. I experienced some amazing sights which I do not think I would have on any average tour, we really did see the real India. I am now planning my next trip. Can not recommend them enough.

Julie J

Bhutan and India

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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 travelled to Nepal with Namaste Nomad in March 2018 to trek in Langtang Valley. There were eleven in the group, along with Mohan, our guide. We spent a few days in Kathmandu to acclimatise. We visited three Unesco Heritage sites in the city. Then the trek began- an eight hour bus journey to the start of our adventure.. We trekked for eight days in the are which had been devastated by the earthquake in 2015. The trek was exhilarating, sometimes challenging- Mohan reminded us that we were in the Himalayas- always an adventure! He knew what we needed/wanted before we did! The team of sherpas and trainees were really excellent- they sorted our luggage every day... even checking under the beds in case we left anything behind; they cooked our delicious meals & served us- some of us are still dreaming of Dhal Bhat😋! They were at our side before we knew we needed a hand up or down loose rock🙄! After seven days trekking we returned to Kathmandu to wind down. It was a great experience, made special by the attention to detail of Mohan- a birthday party 🎉, a St Patrick's Day celebration to name a few. What a trip! I recommend Namaste Nomad unreservedly & will travel with Mohan again!

Grace M

Langtang Valley Trek

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I have just returned from the most remarkable trip of a lifetime to Everest Basecamp. I don’t usually write reviews however on this occasion I feel the need to share my experiences which I hope will inspire others to travel and to book a trip with Namaste Nomad. I booked this trip in Jan 18 after meeting with Mohan. After my initial meeting I had no doubts in travelling with Mohan and his team. Mohan is an exceptional person who is so passionate about his business and works so hard to ensure everyone meets their goal and has an amazing trip. Everest Basecamp was everything I imagined and much more. The views are breathtaking and the sense of achievement on arriving at Basecamp is so hard to put into words. The trip is a life changing experience as you learn so much about yourself and indeed about others. It really was a journey from the time of booking until we returned home from the Himalayas. I found it very challenging physically, mentally and emotionally but that’s what made it so very special. Throughout the trek Mohan was so attentive to our every need, every decision he made was the right one and his motivation and encouragement ensured we all made it successfully to Basecamp. Mohan’s knowledge of Nepal and the Himalayas is exceptional. Everything from planning the food to gauging the weather to recognising signs when some of us weren’t too well was spot on If you are considering a trek then I can honestly say that you will not get anyone better to travel with than Namaste Nomad. The team of Sherpas and Porters are incredible and the bond made with the Sherpas is one I will never forget, it really was incredible. As for value for money you will not get a more competitive price as I priced several others which were significantly more costly than Namaste Nomad Overall if you want a challenging and life changing experience then I encourage you to make that adventure with Namaste Nomad and I guarantee you will not regret it Thanks to Mohan and his team for everything, I will never forget it. Xx

Nomad92320

Everest Basecamp

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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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