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Bruce I’Anson (UK) | Upper Dolpo to Jomsom, Nepal

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  • Gates to Annapurna Sanctuary
  • View from Annapurna Base Camp
  • South face of Mt Annapurna
  • Trekking through Annapurna middle hills
  • View towards the Sanctuary

Annapurna Base Camp

This is the classic trek to the Annapurna Base Camp the world’s tenth highest mountain and to viewpoint at Poon Hill.

We start by taking the spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara where you will get superb views of the Himalayan mountains. This is a classic trek passing through Gurung villages and rhododendron forests followed by an ascent of Poon Hill where there is a superb view of the Himalayan peaks of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna 1, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South and Machapuchare (known as Fishtail mountain). From here we follow the Modi Khola river through the gates of the Sanctuary into a hidden amphitheatre with a superb view of the Annapurna massif.

This trek would be a good choice if you would like to get into the high Himalayan mountains without the longer acclimatisation period required for some of the other treks in Nepal such as Everest Base Camp. The highest altitude reached on this trek is 4,130m at Annapurna Base Camp.



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Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Holiday Type: Walking & Trekking
  • Duration: 14 days from Kathmandu
  • Leadership: Local leader
  • Minimum Group Size: 2 people
  • Cost: 2020 - £1,575 (US$1,955 or €1,725) 2021 - £1,575 (US$1,995 or €1,750)
    What does this include?
What does this include

Price includes:

  • Internal flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu
  • All transfers including private airport collections
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu with Nepalese cultural guide and private vehicle 
  • Twin share room in Kathmandu at Hotel Tibet or Hotel Ambassador and in Pokhara at Hotel Mount Kailash
  • Dormitory room with common bathroom while on trek
  • Breakfast only in Kathmandu, all meals included while on trek. Trek meals include breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and biscuits plus two course dinner (soup and main meal) plus up to two cups of hot drinks per meal
  • All trekking arrangements including permits and fees, trekking guide(s) and porter(s). All trekking arrangements including permits and fees, trekking guide(s) and porter(s). We provide one trekking guide for group size of two people and two guides for a group size of three people and three guides for group size of six people plus 
  • Bespoke weather forecasts for Annapurna region from throughout the duration of this trek
  • Thuraya satellite phone to ensure our guides have reliable communications with us for logistics, planning and group safety
  • Complimentary Annapurna trekking map
  • Full financial protection for all monies paid to us through our membership of Association of Bonded Travel Operators Trust (our ABTOT membership number is 5365) and having an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (our ATOL number is 10921)
  • Pre departure support and advice from The Mountain Company by email, phone and face to face meetings in London. After booking with us we will send you our comprehensive "Nepal Pre Trip Information" notes 

Price excludes:

  • International flight to/from Kathmandu
  • Travel & trekking insurance
  • Nepal visa for 30 days at US$40 (approx £25)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Tips
  • Other items not listed in "What is included"
Trip Grade Demanding

Trip Grade Demanding

Suitability:  a good choice for regular hill walkers, high level of fitness required.

1) Walking times: average 6 to 8 hours walking per day (with several longer days up to 12 hours) for up to 14 days with some rest days included.

2) Altitude: up to 5,500m.

3) Terrain: for some of the time following well-travelled trails although also likely to encounter rough and rocky sections. There may be significant amount of ascent and descent.

4) Remoteness: often in more remote areas and normally a longer distance from nearest road and facilities available in a city.

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Trip Dates

  • March 22nd to April 4th 2020
  • April 12th to 25th 2020
  • May 3rd to 16th 2020
  • October 4th to 17th 2020
  • October 25th to November 7th 2020
  • November 15th to 28th 2020
  • December 6th to 19th 2020

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu 
  • Day 2Kathmandu sightseeing 
  • Day 3Fly to Pokhara, drive to Naya Pul & trek to Tirkhedunga (1,540m) 
  • Day 4Trek to Ghorepani (2,750m) 
  • Day 5Trek to Tadapani (2,590m) 
  • Day 6Trek to Chomrong (2,170m) 
  • Day 7Trek to Doban (2,540m) 
  • Day 8Trek to Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3,480m) 
  • Day 9Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,100m) 
  • Day 10Trek to Bamboo (2,310m) 
  • Day 11Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m) 
  • Day 12Trek out to Shyauli Bazaar and drive to Pokhara 
  • Day 13Fly to Kathmandu 
  • Day 14Fly home 
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