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Annapurna Base Camp Trek 2017

Organized in support of Giripremi's Mt. Manaslu 2017 expeditions..

Mt. Annapurna... world's 10th highest mountain... Trek to the base camp of Annapurna ABC is as popular trekking destination as EBC if not more. The trek begins at Pokhara, widely known as the ‘Lake City’ and passes through cascading waterfalls, beautiful villages, terraced farmlands, lush rhododendron forests, and amazing mountain vistas before reaching the base of the mighty Annapurna.

OERVIEW:

The entire surrounding area of the Annapurna region is protected by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project . Which collects numerous high mountains like Machapuchare 6,993m, Mt. Annapurna I 8,091m, Mt. Annapurna II 7,939m , Mt. Annapurna III 7,555m, Mt. Annapurna IV 7,525m, Mt. Lamjung Himal 6,986m, etc. Hot water springs at Poon Hill are one of the attractions during the trek. You can come here all around the year as people trek in all seasons; however the best time to come to this area is between March to mid may and between Septembers to mid November. Many people do not prefer coming here in winters as the weather is very cold and the snowy conditions may make your trekking experience difficult. At the same time few prefer winter to avoid the lot of crowds.

SCHEDULE:

BATCH 1 -  Reporting date at Kathmandu: 28th April 2017

BATCH 2 -  Reporting date at Kathmandu: 5th May 2017

Hurry up!! Book the tickets early to get the best deals. Sooner the merrier!! THOSE WHO WOULD BOOK CONNECTING FLIGHTS, ARE ADVISED TO BOOK ENTIRE JOURNEY WITH SAME AIRLINE to avoid any issues of flight delay/cancellation. Apart from these fixed departures, we also customize batches for groups above 10 people according to their convenience.

DAY WISE ITINERARY: 

Typically this trek involves around 50 Km of walking and the duration is usually around 9 days. You would be walking from the altitude of 8000 feet to 14500 feet. At GGIM we focus on acclimatization and hence we include some rest days whenever there is a major height gain. 

Day 1-  Arrive Kathmandu

Day 2-  City tour and preparation in Kathmandu

Day 3-  Drive from Kathmandu Pokhra

Day 4-  Drive to Phedi and Trek to Dhampus (1650 m)

Day 5-  Trek to Landruk (1565 m)

Day 6-  Trek to Chomrung (2340 m)

Day 7-  Trek to Himalaya or Doban (2505 m)

Day 8-  Trek to Deurali (3100 m)

Day 9-  Trek to Machhapuchchhre Base Camp then Visit to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m) and back to Deurali

Day 10-  Trek to Chomrung

Day 11-  Trek to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhra

Day 12-  Pokhra to Kathmandu Drive

Day 13-  Kathmandu Rest Day

Day 14-  Departure for home

COST DETAILS:

We are organizing ABC trek in support of Giripremi’s Manaslu 2017 expedition. This would be 6th expedition in a row to an Eight Thousandar mountains. A part of your trek fees will be donated towards the expedition funds. We are proud to state that more than 25000 people have supported Giripremi’s expeditions by participating in ABC trek in past 5 years.

The cost mentioned below will take care of the expenses from Kathmandu till you are back to Kathmandu from the trek. 

The Total cost for ABC trek is INR 50,000 per person 

Following services are included in above cost

  • All airport to hotel transfers at Kathmandu.

  • 4 nights stay at Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with breakfast only.

  • Kathmandu – Pokhara transportation by tourist bus, Pokhara – Phedi transpostration, Nayapul – Pokhara – Kathmandu transportation.

  • Food and Accommodation (On twin sharing basis) during the trek.

  • An experienced trekking guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, food and lodging.

  • All necessary paper works (National Park Fee)

  • Peak Promotion Trekking Duffle bag and trekking map

  • Daily Dispatch on website

  • One special Dinner at Kathmandu

Following services are NOT included in above cost

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

  • Personal gear like sleeping bag, feather jacket etc.

  • All Meals in Kathmandu except the breakfast.

  • Extra beverages and mineral water during the trek.

  • Personal expenses during trek like wi-fi, battery charging, hot water bath, etc.

  • Emergency Medical Evacuation.

  • Tips for guides and porters.

FITNESS GUIDELINES: 

Now this is the game changer!!  ARE YOU FIT ENOUGH FOR EBC TREK?

If yes, Awesome !!   No? Don’t worry.. here’s some ‘to do’ fitness workouts you should do.  

Walk briskly for 4-5 kms daily.

Climb UP and DOWN small hill twice a week. If you are blessed with a hill nearby,you are surely a lucky one. In case you don’t, relax, steps are your training masters! Up and Down climbing will train your muscles for mountain climbing.. Remember practice is the key here! Practice of Climbing DOWN on stairs will be most required in ABC trek.

Try climbing slightly tougher forts such as Sinhagad, Rajgad, Rajmachi, Ajinkyatara

Do some breathing exercises and Yoga. Youtube is your friend here.

And as if this all seems less, join GGIM’s training sessions. We will keep you updated with the schedule well in advance. download registration forms here

HOW TO REGISTER:

Registration for the trek has begun. The last date for registration / Booking is 31st January 2016. Following are simple steps for registration 

Step 1 –  Get in touch with us at ggimpune@gmail.com or giripremi@gmail.com  Once you confirm your interested date, we will send you registration forms. They consists of Enrollment, Medical and Indemnity bond. Indemnity bond should be printed on a stamp paper of Rs 500 and should be notarized by a legal practitioner. In case the participant is below 16 years, parent’s and school principal’s consent letters are required. We will share formats for indemnity bond & consent letter with you separately. Once you complete the registration, please make the payment of the trek fees by either of the following ways. DO WRITE US A MAIL INTIMATING CONFIRMATION OF PAYMENT OF FEES WITH TRANSACTION DETAILS.

Step 2 - Payment of trek fees

  • Option 1 – Pay the trek fees by cheque in the name of “Guardian Giripremi Institute of Mountaineering”

  • Option 2 – Transfer fees in our bank account

  • Bank details are given below –

    A/c Name – Guardian Giripremi Institute of Mountaineering

    Bank details are given below –

    A/c Name- Guardian Giripremi Institute of mountaineering

    A/c No. 35422707432 (current a/c)

    IFSC Code- SBIN0013530

    Branch – Karve Nagar, Pune 411052

    A/c Type – Current A/c

  • Payment Terms - 

  • Rs. 30,000/- to be paid at the time of booking / registration and balance before 28th February 2016

  • Cancellation Policy - 

  • > In case of any unavoidable reason if you happen to cancel your booking, please send the cancellation request through email.

    >  Rs. 15,000/- will be deducted and balance amount will be refunded, if cancellation is made 30 or more days prior to the reporting date of your selected batch.

    >  Rs. 25,000/- will be deducted and balance amount will be refunded, if cancellation is made 15 to 30 days prior to the reporting date of your selected batch.

    >  No refund will be made if cancellation is made within 15 days prior to date of departure.

 

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Mountaineering is an extreme sport. It's play grounds are far from the civilization. It demands high quality equipment for safety and survival. It's probably the sport which has longest time frame. Generally, an expedition continues for several days and sometime months. All these factors impose a burden off high costs on this sport.

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