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Annapurna North Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna North Base Camp Trekking

Group size: 

Minimum 2 pax

Max-Altitude: 

5555

Trip Grade:
 
Difficult

In difficult treks, you are likely to walk for 6-8 hours, cross steep hilly terrain and occasional high passes with daily ascend and descend of around 500-1000 m. You are likely to be in a remote environment with extreme weather in some days where you might be facing high altitude air with a low level of oxygen and only basic facilities on some nights. Previous trekking experience, physical fitness, and positive attitude are therefore essential.

Destination: 

Nepal

Best Season: 

March to June & Sept to Dec

Meals: 

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation:

 
3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu,Pokhara and Trek House during the Trek

Overview

The main highlights of North Base Camp of Annapurna are the views of Annapurna INilgiri,Annapurna SouthHiunchuliMachhapuchareDhaulagiri, natural hot spring, & exploring Gurung cultures and lifestyle on these remote areas.

Up to 1950, no mountain vistas higher than 8000 meters had ever been ascended. On 3rd of June 1950, a French expedition team led by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal became the first climbers in history to climb the summit of Himalayan Mountain Annapurna I.

This expedition group wanted to try either Dhaulagiri (8167 meters) or Annapurna I (8091 meters) and the team initially made a move to start looking for a route to both of these & came to the conclusion that Dhaulagiri was too difficult to ascend, they found their way to the North Face of Annapurna.

The route to North Base Camp of Annapurna is now popular as the French North Face Route.

As they reached the summit of Annapurna without oxygen, down to and from Annapurna became a great challenge and adventurous for them. It was a crazy descent, dodging the snow storm, avalanches, and other miss-happens. Both the group barely made it back to the camp. Annapurna wasn’t then climbed up again until 1970. After that, British Army expedition followed the same route to get into the summit.

Mountain lovers, adventurous people in few numbers, are now exploring Annapurna North Face Base Camp despite the difficulty of the trail. So fresh and everlasting experience awaits you! Ganesh Himal Hiking Team operates this climbing to the Annapurna North Base Camp and safely guides you to the Base Camp of Annapurna I. However, it is a difficult trekking but certainly allows you to explore the beauty of the Himalayas with various panoramic views.

This adventurous trekking is best for Filming and Photography. We provide highly expert, professional mountain guides, and Sherpa to take care of our trekkers.

The preferable season for trekking to this Annapurna North Base Camp is spring (March-May) and fall (September-December). Please feel free to email or contact us if you have further inquiries about this adventurous trek of the Annapurna region.

Itinerary

FAQ's and Notes

When to book this Trip ?

The flawless seasons for touring/trekking is in spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). One can travel in winter if you are well adapted to cold. We strongly recommend you not to trek on monsoon in June, July, and August because of heavy rains & extremely blazing heat in the afternoon.

How kind of food is served during the trek ?

We serve food rich in proteins, carbohydrates and highly nutritious hygienic nourishing food - vital while trekking.

During the trek - all the meals i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided inclusive in our package. The trek leader will be taking you to the clean hotels/restaurants for lunch on the way to your destination. In cities, either breakfast or dinner is included.

Vegan foods are also availabale.

How safe is stream water ?

Stream water is completely safe but we suggest you to carry water purification pills (chlorine tablets) or water filters to purify the water. If you prefer to drink packaged bottled mineral water, you will easily get in shops or tea houses on your own expense.

How about my luggage ?

Our porters will carry your major luggage while you carry a backpack with items very handy while trekking such as water bottle, towel, tissue or toilet paper, camera or any other stuff which you feel is necessary.

Gears and clothes not necessary can be left in the hotel safe deposit box properly locked without any extra charge. Domestic airlines of Nepal does not allow more than 15 kilograms including your hand baggage. If your baggage exceeds more than 15 kg, an extra charge can cover that up.

The porter will be carrying up to 12 kg luggage of each trekker.

What is the group Size or crew members ?

We Ganesh Himal Hiking team arrange most of the treks with a minimum of 2 clients to a maximum of 8 in a group. The larger group we will be divided accordingly.

What about guides ?

We provide honest, well experienced first aid certified, altitude sickness trained trekking guides who will be handling all your issues on the trip. All our staffs are very cordial and sincere. While trekking in a bigger group i.e. more than 6 people - an additional guide will be accompanied and the group also can be split according to the number of people in the group.

Is there any personal expenses on the Trek ?

Well, not that much but depends upon how you manage your expenses. Our package includes the cost of accommodation and meals during your trek as mentioned in the itinerary. Besides that, you are liable to pay for additional meals, table drinks, snacks, hot showers (accessible in some places), alcoholic drinks, meals (around US $ 5-7), extra accommodation in Kathmandu, tips for driver, guide and porters, etc.

Tips to the guides, porter or any other members is not mandatory but feel free to tip them if you are satisfied with their service.

How about trekking gears or other equipment ?

Trekking gears are readily available in the stores of major cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara at a very reasonable price. Down jacket & sleeping bags can also be hired with a minimal charge per day. Thus, you don’t have to buy it from your hometown.

But if already have it and have no issues bringing it, please feel free to bring it.

What would a usual day on a trek be like ?

Each and every day gives pleasant suprises and rewarding experience. Each day differs according to the itinerary or schedule, or the place you are trekking.

Normally, you are required to trek for 4-6 hours each day. We start our trek after breakfast and stop for the lunch. We trek for 3-4 hours after lunch to reach our destination. If we reach our destination in afternoon, you can spend rest of the hours relaxing, take shower or just wander around.

How about Airport Pickup and Drop Off ?

After booking, a representative of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team will pick you up from the airport on your scheduled landing time. You can spot GHHT member outside the exit terminal. If you have booked the hotel by yourself, please let us know in advance, so that we can drop you at your respective hotel.

We also pick and drop you from domestic airport. On your departure day, we will also see you off.

Can I customize the Itinerary ?

Our itinerary has been carefully designed by our operation manager which is very pragmatic & includes the high altitude acclimatizing. These days includes your arrival day, departure and sightseeing Kathmandu. It also has an extra day which allows flexibility to adjust the delay or cancellation of flight due to sudden changes in the Himalayan weather.

If you would like to extend more days or lessen some, we surely can do that as per your wish.

How do you deal with emergency situations ?

Our tour guide and trek leader will make sure that each and every one of you is well taken care of in emergency situations. If by chance anyone gets sick during the trek, we will take you to the nearest hospital as soon as possible. For serious conditions – we will use the rescue helicopter expenses being carried out by the insurance company. We suggest you get insured for up to 6000 meters.

Please go thoroughly what’s covered and not in the insurance policy.

Booking and Payment:

After confirming or booking the trip – all we need is the copy of the passport, insurance policy, and the international flight details (ticket). Then, a 20% advance deposit is required for any trip, trek or expedition which is not refundable - used for reservations of hotels and lodges according to the itinerary. The remaining balance is due when you arrive at Kathmandu and can be paid by any means convenient to you. We prefer payment via cash (to avoid any extra service charge) but bank transfer, credit cards, western union, and pay pal are also the accepted form of payments.

What if flight is delayed from ?

Only domestic mountain flight is only available from Kathmandu to Lukla and sometimes the flight might be delayed or canceled due to unforeseen adverse Himalaya weather condition.

This is the reason we have kept an extra day in the itinerary to cover up such situations. In case the flight is canceled for 2 or more days, we will charter a helicopter to make sure that you reach on the scheduled flight to your destination. The expense for this service will be carried out by the insurance company. The helicopter charter cost is in between the US $ 500 to $ 3500 depending upon the number of people in the flight.

Accomodation

Hotel & Lodges

Accommodation in Himalayan Countries While Tour/Trek

Ganesh Himal Hiking Team (GHHT) arranges it’s best for comfortable and pleasant accommodation and also provides you nourished hygienic food. We will be staying at the standard hotel (rating of 2 – 3 Star) in Kathmandu whereas, in the remote areas, we will be staying at a tea house or a local lodge. We can also arrange luxurious rooms from 4 – 5 Star hotels in the cities with an additional charge but the remote mountainous regions have no such facilities.

Tea houses and local lodges in the remote region will have a usual bed with usual mattress and a pillow. Only a few of them have electricity but the rest rely on lanterns or candles lights. Booking of the room is done prior to the starting of the trek. If in case we are not able to book the room in advance, we can book it upon reaching there as these areas have ample of lodges and tea houses. If for some reason, we aren’t able to book a lodge/teahouse - we can easily set a camp which will be the most adventurous part of the trek itself.

Included in the Price

    • All the transportation between airport and hotel
    • A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Tashidharke Inn or similar) and A 3 Star Hotel in Pokharawith breakfast
    • Standard lodges/tea houses during the trek
    • Transportation from Pokhara to Kathmandu and Kathmandu to Pokhara
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • All accommodation and meals during the stay in the trek
    • All domestic flight fares and airport taxes
    • An experienced English speaking guide and one porter for 2 persons each of the group
    • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
    • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Price

    • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
    • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
    • Excess baggage charges
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
    • Tips for guides and porters

Fixed Departures - 2018



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 Jan 19th YES
 Feb 14th YES
 Feb 20th YES
 March 8th YES
 March 14th YES
 March 19th YES
 March 28th YES
 April 2nd YES
 April 9th YES
 April 15th YES
 April 22nd YES
 3rd May YES
 17th May YES
 20th May YES
 27th May YES
 14th June YES
 23rd June YES
 6th July YES
 28th July YES
 4th August YES
 17th August YES
 2nd September YES
 8th September YES
 12th September YES
 17th September YES
 22nd September YES
 28th September YES
 4th October YES
 9th October YES
 14th October YES
 19th October YES
 29th October YES
 6th November YES
 11th November YES
 18th November YES
 5th December YES
 16th December YES

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