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

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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

Mike, USA I went with my girlfriend to the Everest Base Camp with a guide and porter from Nepal Hiking Team. Right from the pick-up from the airport, we felt like valued clients, and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed in an otherwise hectic city. From the moment the trek started, our guide Bheg ensured we were comfortable and constantly checked on our physical state throughout each day and provided advice and assistance where we needed it. Overall, the experience was one I'll never forget, primarily because I proposed at the top and because the Nepal Hiking team made the experience as stress-free and as organized as possible, all with a smile on their face at all times. I highly recommend NHT.
Megan Y., China Ganga, Balaram, and the team were fantastic; even when we had a 24-hour flight delay, they re-scheduled everything without fuss or fee. We had an excellent driver for just us (and guide where we had them). We even changed things along the way, and whether the driver, guide, or agent, they were more than willing to help and be flexible. :) The trip took in some hiking, some sightseeing, some relaxing, the jungle, and for each occasion and location, we were provided a specialist guide for the event/location. The hotels they chose for us were precisely our requirements based on the activity we were experiencing on any given day. Balaram even met us many times in person to round off the experience and ensure all was well and take honest feedback in person - the personal touch makes you feel even more appreciated and welcome as a customer. We would recommend anyone contact the team if they are planning a trip to Nepal. Thank you, guys, for a memorable vacation.
Jonathan, USA The team NHT provided the best possible service. They were attentive in every aspect in the months leading up to the trek through emails and were responsive and thorough in addressing my questions and concerns. During our tour, Bheg (our guide) and our porter were there to take care of our (myself and one other trekker) needs and always smile and graciously. I have used other more expensive and well-known trekking teams in the Himalayas in the past and would rank NHT on an equal or higher plain. Bheg has many years of experience, as did our porter, and was very competent in their roles and Bheg in his knowledge of the area and the trek. Though our porter did not speak very much, Bheg was kind enough to translate when asked, and our porter was equally attentive in assisting Bheg and us to ensure a successful trek. Very competitive price and an excellent team and experience. I highly recommend them.
Marcello, Brazil Nepal is one of the places in the world everybody MUST go. I've been to Nepal 3 times in just five years. Living in Brazil, so far away from Nepal, I wouldn't travel so much to the country had I not enjoyed the place very much. It's the best place in the world for trekking, and the people are amazing, the food is delicious, and the views of the Himalayas are gorgeous. I book my tours with Nepal Hiking Team, which is a reliable company. The first time I visited Nepal, I booked my trek to Annapurna Base Camp and an overland tour to Tibet. Everything was previously arranged. Nothing to worry about. They applied for the permits, put me in a group (we are requested to join a group to enter Tibet), and booked a perfect hotel in Kathmandu. One month ago, I traveled to Nepal to trek the Annapurna Circuit and the Nar-Phu trek. For the second time, I booked my tour with Nepal Hiking Team. I went trekking in a very remote area with scenic spots and charming villages. In the middle of the trek, I began to feel a little uncomfortable by the cold weather, and my left foot was in pain, so I had to finish my hike earlier than expected. I told my guide I was not feeling good, and then Nepal Hiking Team gave me all support I needed on my way back to Kathmandu. NHT care of everything, so you can enjoy your trek with no worries. From the moment you are picked up at the airport to the moment you leave the country, you are in good hands. Their representatives will greet you at the airport, and you'll soon be briefed on everything about the trek you are going to enjoy. Guides from the Nepal Hiking Team are helpful and speak excellent English. I especially recommend Raj, a friendly guide, and Lalman if you want to request a Porter. Both do an outstanding job. So, if you're going to have a great time in Nepal, be sure to choose Nepal Hiking Team as your local travel agency from beginning to end. It's a reliable company, and I recommend it.