Duration: 16 days
Trek to Annapurna Base Camp
Meeting date: 21th April 2019
This is the most popular trek in Nepal. Among other things, it is distinguished by the diversity of people, rich culture, beautiful landscapes and nature. The path takes you northwest from Pokhara lake, along the ancient road to Tibet, passing glaciers, canyons and turbulent waterfalls. Along the road following a cold glacier river is Tatopani, a hot spring with water that has a temperature of 45 degrees! Swimming in the pools with a view of the Himalayan peaks is spectacular. From the Annapurna base camp, you can enjoy a close up view of the peaks of Annapurna I and Annapurna Machapuchare. Our final goal is the Sanctuary located at 4200m, which is also the maximum height we will reach on this trip.
Local residents appreciated the Annapurna Sanctuary as a spiritual refuge long before trekkers “discovered” it. The natural amphitheater that is surrounded by Annapurna South (7219m) and Annapurna I (8091m), Varashikar (7847m), Gangapurna (7485m) and Machapuchare (6993m), serves as a base camp for expeditions, and is also a favorite destination for mountain lovers. Starting from Pokhara, you will climb to Naudande (1463m) and make a gradual increase in altitude from there to the Annapurna base camp. The Gurung people live in this region, and they will show us their rich cultural heritage through song and dance. As you walk through the authentic villages you will meet wonderful people, get to know their culture and religion (Buddhism) and, at the same time, will be fascinated by the rich vegetation that reaches up to 4000m.
Price: 1680 €
The price includes:
– Minibus transfers from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the airport
– Flight tickets&taxes Kathmandu – Pokhara Lake – Kathmandu
– Accommodation in hotel 4 * based on full board in 1/2 rooms
– Accommodation in hotel 4* based on full board in 1/2 rooms
– Accommodation in hostels in Himalayas based on full board in 1/2 and 1/3 rooms
– Professional guide during the trek
– Services of the local guides and porters
– Trekking permits (TIMS)
– Fee for Annapurna National Park
The price does not include:
– Nepal visa when entering the country ($ 40)
– International Health Insurance
– Tickets to museums and temples (optional excursions)
– Taxi service in Kathmandu
– Individual costs in Kathmandu and during the trek
Guide in Himalayas:
Dragan Jacimovic, Extreme Summit Team
The equipment that we recommend:
– Backpack (about 50l)
– Sleeping bag
– Trekking trousers (twill or the like)
– Gore-Tex jacket (or anything waterproof)
– Hiking shoes or deep snickers
– Socks (thermal + cotton)
– Cotton shirts
– Base layer shirt and thermal long underwear pants (active underwear)
– Woolen cap (or polar)
– Hat (sun protection)
– Polar pullover
– Gloves (polar)
– Towel and toiletries kit
– Lamp (ordinary)
– Water Bottle 1L
– Medicines and vitamins
– Toilet paper, sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) + lip cream
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We discovered the amazing beauty of the Annapurna region. We walked past the sacred peak of St. Machapuchare, through river valleys dense with bamboo, and befriended people who live in harmony with nature…
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I enjoyed EST expeditions and made very good friends, who I have been in regular contact with ever since. I experienced and learned a lot during the two expeditions I went to with Extreme Summit Team. I appreciate the way in which Dragan does his job. His knowledge of the secrets of the Himalayas inspires confidence in each member of the expedition and my opinion is that he is capable to lead to the top of the mountain even people with modest mountaineering skills. I am always pleased to recommend EST team to all my colleagues who would like to experience the challenges of high mountain climbing
“I came to know Dragan and his extremist team somewhat too late. I had climbed and walked across the mountains for over thirty years (it is not just the air but the spirit of mountains), but never much farther than Mt. Durmitor and Mt. Prokletije and never higher than Mt. Olympus. For a long time I thought I could not go farther or higher until I met Dragan who is familiar with paths that lead far and beyond and high up in the air and joined him when I was sixty something, for the time being just to the Himalayas, the Andes, Mt. Atlas. Sounds incomplete, doesn’t it?
I was fortunate enough to be a member of three expeditions organized by EST: Island peak, Aconcagua and Cho Oyu. They are true professionals, good and likeable people who not only provide technical assistance but also offer spiritual development. It was an honor to meet Dragan, Miloš and Nina who made gravity have less of an effect on me.