Annapurna Base Camp Trek for Seniors

Annapurna Base Camp Trek for Seniors

Activities:
Trekking
Duration
16 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    4230 Meter
  • Group Size
    Min. 1 Pax
  • Best Time
    March to May and Sept - Dec 

Trip Overview

Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most popular high-altitude treks in Nepal. Situated at the altitude of the 4,130 meters from the sea level, Annapurna base camp rests in the lap of the 10th highest mountain Mount Annapurna (8,091 m above the sea level) that lies inside the Annapurna conservation area (7,629 sq. km); where more than 50 thousand trekkers trek each year. There are a lot of trekking trails to reach the Annapurna Base Camp. Throughout the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, you will have the chance to view the incredible Himalayan ranges, including Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Annapurna III (7,555 m), Gangapurna (7,454 m), Singu Chuli (6,501 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Nilgiri South (6,839 m), Baraha Shikhar (7,647 m), Tukuche (6,920 m), Manaslu (8,163 m) and other surrounding peaks.

Among so many trekking destinations in Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is one of the prominently desired one by many foreign and domestic trekkers here in Nepal. Once you reach there and observe the colors radiating through sun-kissed peaks during a sunny day, you will be utterly mesmerized by that divine feeling you have been missing out from all this while. The night view, in addition, is a true amusement if you happen to be there in a full moon night.

Why Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Annapurna Base Camp is not only about the unreal beauty of the mountains you will witness after reaching there, but it is also to a great extent about every tiny trademark you get to experience throughout the journey. The appealing view of bamboo, alpine vegetation and dense rhododendron forest preserved within the sanctuary, especially in the spring season will furnish your soul the butterfly energy to march along the trails. Being welcomed by the local ethnic people, mostly Gurung and Magars and observing their cultures, traditions will certainly be a delight to your expedition. The casual talks you get to have along the way with the locals, the pure smiles shared with them when they greet you will just add fuel to your drive. The Buddhist prayer flags hanging to and fro at different locations will garnish the peaceful state of your mind.

Annapurna Region is the most preferred site because of the fact that it remains drier than other trekking routes in Nepal such as the Everest region as it gets less rainfall at the higher altitude. While getting back from the trek, you can grab the leverage of taking bath in natural hot spring and rejuvenate your tired body cells at Jhinu Danda.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu/trek preparation

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Distance: 200 km, Duration: 6/7 Hours

Day 04: Pokhara to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m/4905ft) Distance: 9 km, Walking Duration: 4 Hours

Day 05: Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2850m/9348ft) Distance: 13 km, Walking Duration: 7 Hours

Day 06: Hike to Poonhill then trek to Tadapani (2500m/8200ft) Distance: 9 km, Walking Duration: 6-7 Hours

Day 07: Tadapani to Chhomrong village (2020m/6625ft) Distance: 8.5 km, Walking Duration: 5 Hours

Day 08: Chhomrong to Dovan (2600m/8528ft) Distance: 9 km, Walking Duration: 5 Hours

Day 09: Dovan to Deurali (3200m/10500ft) Distance: 7.8 km, Walking Duration: 4 Hours

Day 10: Deurali to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft) Distance: 5 km, Walking Duration: 3 Hours

Day 11: Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4230 M/13810FT) Distance: 3 km, Walking Duration: 2 Hours.

Day 12: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310M/7575FT) Distance: 18 km, Walking Duration: 7 Hours

Day 13: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda Hot Spring (1780M/5840FT) Distance: 12 Kms, Walking Duration: 6 Hours

Day 14: Jhinu Danda to Pokhara

Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 16: Farewell/Tour Ends

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop off by private vehicle.
  • Three-night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu. We use Woodapple Hotel and Spa or Similar.
  • Full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing tours including tour guide, entry fee, and private vehicle.
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Surface transfers from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Accommodation at the tea houses during the trek.
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, meals, and accommodation.
  • Nepal Hiking Team down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • A comprehensive medical kit including oximeter to monitor oxygen level and heartbeat while on the trek.
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP and TIMS, please bring 3 passport size photographs)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa Fees: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • All kind of cold drinks including water, coke, Fanta, juice etc.
  • WI-Fi internet during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for airport representative, tour guide, trekking staff, driver etc.

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Healey/Andrews family, Sydney, Australia

Our family of four recently returned from 16 days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking and had a fantastic time with Nepal Hiking Team (NHT).

Everything was perfectly arranged at the outset by Ganga with itinerary changes as per our need, additional accommodation and an add on trip to Chitwan was also organized at short notice with no fuss or bother.

The trek itself ran very smoothly as our very experienced guide Paban was attentive to our needs and especially patient with the slower trekkers in our family, never making us rush or go faster than we were capable of – which gave us enough time for clicking photos. The food was yummy and plentiful, more than enough to satisfy the needs of our growing 16 year old lad! We all especially enjoyed the magnificent views of sunset from Ghorepani and sunrise from Poon Hill and then throughout the rest of that day's trek to Tadapani. It was a huge dream come true. All accommodation changes were promptly coordinated by our guide with thoughtful consideration.

Whilst one of us rested at Chomrong, the other 3 family members continued the trek to ABC. The boys and their Dad had a brilliant 3 day trek to ABC with our guide and porters Ishor and Thakal who encouraged and interacted with our boys, 21 and 16 throughout the trek. They have some fantastic photos and memories of the ABC trek experience. The biggest highlight of the trek for us was the surprise descent of the boys and their dad from ABC to Chomrong in one day to reunite our family on the occasion of Christmas Day - the best Christmas gift ever! What a feat, especially by our porters – thanks Paban for organizing this Christmas surprise!

This was definitely one of our best and most memorable family holidays we have ever had.

We have no hesitation in recommending NHT to any future trekkers and we hope to return Nepal for more trekking adventures of our own with Nepal Hiking Team.

Healey/Andrews family

Sydney, Australia

Raymond Low, Singapore Nepal Hiking Team provide an excellent guide to me when I hiked Everest Base Camp. My guide, Mr. Prakesh Rai, is very professional and caring... He always gives me very informative replies whenever I have a question or two about the terrain which we are trekking, the history of certain towns or places we passed by or stayed...He is always asking how I am (my old right ankle injury came back)...and will help me carry my load.... We had a good time together especially when we take photographs of the awesome scenery.....He works tirelessly and would be a concern for my diet and always asked me if I had enough of food, hows my leg was, and whether feeling ok especially when we are going towards a higher altitude..... We had a wonderful acclimatization climb and he is always observing me how I am doing. Nepal Hiking Team rocks!.... And I would sincerely recommend my friends to this group..... It’s simply awesome!... Thank you Nepal Hiking team and it's truly a great experience traveling with your professional guide!
Yang, Singapore It was an awesome experience in Nepal, in which a big part of my trip was covered in the mountain, thank to NHT. Ganga, the company manager has been engaging since my enquiry and very efficient and patient with all my queries. They are flexible to customize to my needs due to my planned itinerary besides hiking. They also made arrangement for airport pick up and Ganga met me in person in my lodge to go through the procedures and discussion. 2 days prior to the trek it was raining heavily and many flights were cancelled. We were lucky to tag along a rescue helicopter to Lukla, also thank to Ganga's arrangement. When we arrived at the start point, we were welcome by the friendly guide and porters. My relationship with Gurung, the guide was very good, he took care of me every single bit of the trip, as I was a slow walker in the team. He would check our conditions from time to time to ensure our well beings. Gurung and I joked around in the tea houses and we made many friends and some exchange of cultural knowledge. I was not well when I returned from Base Camp. We discussed and we decided that an evacuation was needed. Gurung visited me in the hospital and sent me back to the hotel after discharge. I had a farewell lunch with him. Ganga and Hari, the 2 managers visited me on the 2 days and they even sent me to the hospital again for report collection. Hari also sent me to the airport on my departure day. I have total satisfaction and heart-felt appreciation for Nepal Hiking Team. There were other companies who tried to compromise prices and quality but not NHT, who insisted on quality and care above all. I'm back in Singapore safely. And they are keeping in contact with me on some follow-ups. I truly want to recommend you this company for their awesome service given the reasonable if not attractive price! This trip was so awesome although I had some hiccups on my decent. I miss Nepal alot, and the friendship shared.
Stephen, Australia I finished the ABC and Bhutan Tours with Nepal Hiking Team and had a very good time. It was a great pleasure dealing with Balaram and Ganga. They are extremely professional, flexible, and accommodating. prior to the trip, I had been constantly emailing Balaram with my questions, whether or not they are directly related to the trek. Balaram was always extremely responsive with detailed answers and he was always patient. When I first got to Kathmandu, both Ganga and Balaram met me at the hotel to greet me. Throughout the trip, they constantly checked up with the guide to make sure that everything went okay. Overall, the trek was well organized and I can say with confidence that the team has done their best to ensure that my needs were met. I am already thinking about coming back to Nepal for my next trek and I will certainly go with Nepal Hiking Team again.
Ian, Canada My wife and I did the Everest Base Camp Trek as organized by Nepal Hiking Team. We read guidebooks and numerous websites leading up to this trip, but nothing quite captured the awesomeness of just being there in person. Each day of our trek was physically and mentally exhausting, but our guide saw to it that we were looked after - be it on the trail, dining, or settling in at the lodge each night. Nepal Hiking Team did a fantastic job for us; I could not be happier with how this trip was organized, and how Balaram and Ganga took care of us.