Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Around best of Annapurna Himalaya with stunning panorama from base camp and Poon Hill

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: Minimum 02 - 10 In Group
  • Min Age: +10
  • Trip Type: Lodge Trekking
  • Max Elevation: 4,130m | 13,549ft.

Highlights

  • Picturesque trekking around southern Annapurna with the short scenic circuit.
  • Trekking into lovely enchanting rhododendron and pine tree forest with amazing views.
  • Visiting high mountainous traditional villages of Gurung and Poon/ Magar tribes.
  • Daily views of snowcapped mountains include the 7th-highest Dhaulagiri & 8th-high Manaslu.
  • A stunning sunrise from Poon Hill and into the heart of Annapurna Himalaya at Base Camp.
  • Seeing beautiful countryside scenery during the bus journey to Pokhara.
  • Explore beautiful Pokhara city and Phewa lake.
  • Short and suite wonderful mountain flight to Kathmandu.
  • 14 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, and 9 Dinners inclusive in the trek package. 
  • 20+ years decade of experienced trekking with a local guide and porter.

About Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a picturesque and marvelous destination around the whole Himalayas, where Nepal Spirit Adventure with its team of expert guides leads you to enjoy this fascinating adventure. Nothing can match the beauty of this Trek to Annapurna Base Camp in the comfort of a nice cozy lodge available all the way in the heart of Annapurna sanctuary and at base camp.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers where you will soak in super views of Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m/23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m /24,457ft), and Annapurna III (7,555m /24,787ft), includes Mt. Machhapuchare “Fish-tail” (6,997m) Tent Peak 5,663m.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts with a bus ride past many interesting farm villages and towns to reach the famous and scenic Pokhara city with its beautiful valley of pristine Begnas and Phewa Lakes, where Annapurna Himalaya reflects on its calm water surface.

Pokhara is the start and the ending point of many treks and mountaineering adventures, from here our route leads to high hills filled with a lovely forest of rhododendron and pine trees, where in spring and summer turn the area into the natural magic garden when flowers are in full bloom. The walk leads through many farm villages of Tirkhedhunga-Hille-Ulleri to reach Ghorepani for the hike to the famous Poon Hill.

During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Poon Hill offers super sunrise over the chain of mountains from Dhaulagiri-Nilgiris’ –Annapurna to Manaslu range and then walking into the serene forest towards our next destination at Annapurna base camp within glorious sanctuary with an amphitheater of snowcapped peaks that surround this lovely and wonderful spot at base camp.

After a grand marvelous time at the Annapurna Base Camp heading back to Pokhara taking a scenic route and enjoying a hot spring at Jhinu Danda after walking past a large Gurung village in Chomrong. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking concludes with a short drive back to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu with great service, and the guidance of Nepal Spirit Adventure.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary is flexible and happy to make it customized as per travel requirements and help all the trekkers before reaching Annapurna Base Camp at 4,130m. Regarding your Nepal holiday, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Costs also can be different that all depends on your daily cost expenses of wages, transportation, hotel in Kathmandu, and Pokhara.

Best Season

The best month from Mid February to June and the last week of August to December those months are very suitable to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek; the weather will be clear and can see beautiful Mountain Views along with the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, however, we organize all the month in a year. It is inclusive of accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara, airport pick and drop, Delux tourist bus, ABC trek experience license guide, strong porters, food, lodges, and trek equipment for Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
"Customized trek itineraries are available as per your travel and groups needs"

Transportation

Private Vehicle: Transportation is the most important factor before star and finishing the Annapurna base camp trek, entire our ABC packages all transportation inclusive, your international arrival airport pick and final departure from Kathmandu, from Pokhara city to Nayapul (before starting Annapurna base camp trek), Ghandrung Phedi to Pokhara (after ABC trek) provide by private vehicle.

Deluxe Tourist Bus Service: From Kathmandu to Pokhara by deluxe tourist bus services, it will take approximately 6-7 hours and requires a bus journey but you will be a beautiful landscape, river, tropical old villages, and spectacular mountains views before reaching Pokhara.

Scenic Flight to Kathmandu: A flight to Kathmandu after the trek would be one of the best travel because you may feel tiredness after a lot walk up and downhill from the Annapurna base camp and also you can get time to look in Pokhara. The flight to Kathmandu takes about 25 minutes with a spectacular mountains vista.

Permit (ACAP)

You will be trekking through Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) is Nepal’s largest protected area covering 7,629km (2,946 sq mi) in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas and it ranges in elevation from 790m (2590 ft) to the peak of Annapurna1at 8,091m (26,545ft). This ACAP is rich in biodiversity and is a treasure house for 1,226 species of flowering plants, 105 mammals, 518 birds, 40 reptiles, and 23 amphibians. The Conservation Area is also home to over 100,000 residents of different cultural and linguistic groups. Trek through this area requires an entry permit that costs you $26 dollars in Nepalese currency INR 3,000 per trekker and Rs. 1,000 costs for TIMS CARDS thus two permits are necessary for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking routes.

Foods & Beverage

14-night 15 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek package cost USD 950 dollars per person, all meals are inclusive 3 times a day (14 breakfast, 10 lunch, and 9 dinners) including entire the Annapurna base camp trek package. Ethnic lodges provide food high hygienic meals on an Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route food menu of all teahouses is more or less similar and includes items like MOMO of dumplings, noodles, and pasta, potatoes, soup, Nepalese dish Dal Bhat is a very popular dish. With DAL BHAT comes a food platter of steamed rice served with lentil soup, greens fresh seasonable vegetables. Eating carbohydrate-heavy meals will provide enough energy for long the ABC trek.

We provide food from these local lodge/tea houses as per choices on the menu. Breakfast and dinner are provided at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail. Some lodge serves western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries. Beverage: Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses' restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast.

Available Accommodations

Inclusive twin sharing bedroom in the city and Annapurna Base Camp Trek, in the city we provide tourist standard hotels and comfortable lodes (formerly known as teahouses) on ABC trek. There are more than 55 lodges along the trek route most of the lodges are run by the Annapurna ethnic cast of Gurung and Magar families unless people specify a preference for tents.

Every teahouse has a central communal area with a large stove that provided heat and a cozy atmosphere. The bedrooms are unheated and generally have two beds with mattresses, pillows, and blankets but we highly recommend you will need to bring a personal sleeping bag (3 seasons is normally enough). The lodges-teahouses generally have showers that ate powered by gas and they mostly use sit-down flush toilets, some lodges do also have squat toilets.

You can take a hot shower during this trek but they will charge extra costs besides the room bill. Accommodations are generally perfect and clean along the Annapurna base camp trek but the lack of many accommodations after the Chomrung village sometimes requires advance room booking in peak trek season.

Is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek Fit for Me?

It requires 10 days of strenuous foothill walking along with the Annapurna Base Camp, you’ll be trekking up between 6-7 hours a day and at altitudes over 4,000 meters. Sometimes you need to be aware of high altitude sickness. Visit our helpful altitude-sickness for more information Keep in your mind it is very important to be in excellent fitness and health, which means training in the lead-up to your trip in order to be the best prepared.

All the teahouses are almost similar to the ABC trek that you stay in on the trek and are simple with only basic facilities. Hot water may not always be available and may cost extra, as will access to electricity points for charging devices, WIFI is available at some teahouses but connections are poor.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a very popular route in the Annapurna region; you will be encountering many other trekkers and groups on your trip. If you prefer peace and fewer tourists spend more time trekking through communities rather than on a more established route, see our Tamang Heritage or Langtang Valley Trek.

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Itinerary

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Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal! As soon as you come out of the Kathmandu airport, you will find our representative waiting for you in the waiting area right outside the arrival lounge. You will be warmly greeted and welcomed by the representative and led to the vehicle. Our vehicle will take you to the trip hotel, most of the time in Thamel, which is a 20-30 minutes drive, depending upon traffic, from the airport.

After you check into the hotel, you can take relaxing time on your own as there are no activities scheduled for today, except our trip briefing meeting. We will let you know about the briefing timing upon your arrival at the overnight hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Jampa/similar
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,270ft.
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

Today is a complete rest day in Kathmandu as you had a long flight to Nepal from your hometown just take it easy! breakfast is included in the trip package after breakfast we review again about Annapurna base camp trek, check the trekking equipment, introduction with trek guide. If you are interested city tour of Kathmandu, we will organize it and that cost will be extra charges overnight in the hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel Jampa
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,270ft.

Annapurna base camp and Poon Hill trekking starts with an overland drive on Nepal’s interesting highway to reach Pokhara, the journey leads past many farm villages and towns with views of mountains. Drive finally ends on reaching Pokhara and transferring to a hotel near beautiful Phewa Lake where most of the nice hotels are located.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel Splendid View/Similar
  • Location: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 8, 20m | 2,700ft.
  • Transportation: Tourist Bus

After breakfast few hours' drives to Nayapul unto Bherethati by the river Modi, from here walk begins through nice villages coming across trekkers, mule and donkey trains, our route leads to farm areas and villages, waterfalls then reaching Tirkehdhunga for overnight stop in the comfort of a nice cozy lodge after a good day walks of few hours.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Tirkhedhunga
  • Altitude: 1440m | 4,724ft.
  • Walking Hours: 4 Hours
  • Transportation: Private vehicle

The morning starts with a steep uphill climb on stone steps for an hour or more to reach on top of Ulleri village, moderate size villages with houses in traditional Nepalese style of slated roofs from here walk leads with a gradual slow climb into enchanting cool rhododendron and pine-forested area to reach Ghorepani village, located on a ridge surrounded with beautiful rhododendron trees. This village is inhabited mostly by Poon people of the Magar tribe and is famous for the Poon Hill view top which is an hour's climb.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Ghorepani
  • Altitude: 2,850m | 9,130ft.
  • Walking Hours: 6 Hours

Early morning climb to the top of Poon Hill (3210m)to catch the stunning sunrise over an array of Himalayan peaks from the world's 7th highest Dhaulagiri-10th highest Annapurna with a range of peaks including the world's 8th highest Manaslu with the majestic Machhapuchare peak “Fish Tail”. After enjoying exciting moments head back to Ghorepani and continue the trek uphill and downhill through a cool forest then reach Tadapani for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Tadapani
  • Altitude: 2,640m | 8,850ft.
  • Walking Hours: 05 Hours

From this peaceful place downhill walk into the cool forest of rhododendron and pine trees to Kimrong valley. After Kimrong valley an uphill climb for an hour to reach on top of Chomrong village, and then a short downhill to the main Chomrong village for overnight, this is the last permanent Gurung village and the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary trekking.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Chhomrong
  • Altitude: 2,170m | 7,120ft
  • Walking Hours: 5 Hours

After the Chomrong morning walk on a short downhill over terraced farm fields and to the Chomrong river, after crossing the bridge an uphill for an hour to Sinuwa Danda a small place with few lodges offering grand views of surrounding rolling green hills, from here walk into the dense forest till Bamboo is reached, located near Modi River. From here an hour's walk gradual up to Dovan with a few lodges near Modi River, after a short stop continues walk taking another few hours to reach at Himalaya Hotel for an overnight stop, near the large Hinko Cave beneath Huinchuli peak.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Himalayan Hotel
  • Altitude: 2,840m | 9,318ft.
  • Walking Hours: 5 Hours

From here walk on glaciers and moraine around the old avalanche area, after crossing a small bridge near Deurali before Machhapuchare Base Camp is reached. After Deurali tree lines disappear with only high alpine bushes and shrubs, our route climbs following the Modi river upstream, walk gets pleasant for an hour, and with steep up to reach Machhapuchare Base Camp overnight. This place with few lodges is located on the bottom of Mt. Machhapuchare North Face, and from here onward starts the Annapurna Sanctuary area.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: MBC
  • Altitude: 3,700m | 12,135ft.
  • Walking Hours: 4 Hour

After a wonderful morning overlooking views of the Annapurna mountain range, from here a short walk to the base camp, a morning walk on the grassy uphill slopes then reaching higher almost level ground near Annapurna Base Camp, a morning walk with stunning views of close Annapurna peaks that circles the sanctuary facing Annapurna I. After a good scenic walk reaches Annapurna Base Camp a magnificent spot with about three large lodges at present, offering tremendous awesome scenery of snow-capped peaks that encircles this lovely spot at base camp, afternoon at leisure to enjoy the mountain views. Annapurna area was first explored by the British Adventure Col. James O.M. 'Jimmy' Roberts in the year 1956 and exposed to the world as the 'Sanctuary of Gods'. The Sanctuary has been christened "Annapurna Sanctuary" ever since.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: ABC
  • Altitude: 4,130m | 13,549ft
  • Walking Hours: 2 Hours

After a grand time at Annapurna base camp around spectacular Sanctuary, a morning walk downhill all the way to Deurali, with few ups and downs on a winding trail then back into the forest reaching Bamboo for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Bamboo
  • Altitude: 2,310m | 7,578ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 Hours

From here a short steep up to Khuldi Ghar, then downhill to Sinuwa danda, from here walk descends to Chomrong Khola. After the bridge an uphill walk for less than an hour reaching Chomrong village for a rest stop or lunch, after Chomrong with another for half-hour to the top of Chomrong ridge, then our route descends to Jhinu danda, for an overnight stay, this place offersrefreshing hot springs just 20 minutes walk downhill near Modi River.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Hot Spring
  • Altitude: 1,760m | 5,774ft.
  • Walking Hours: 6 Hours

After a refreshing time at Jhinu downhill for an hour to Modi River with a gradual walk and short climb to reach the bottom of Gandruk and Landruk village then about 2 hours drive to Pokhara after a wonderful time up in the high mountains.

  • Meals: B L
  • Accommodation: Hotel Splendid View
  • Location: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 8, 20m | 2,700ft.
  • Walking Hours: 3 Hour
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu would be one of the best choices as you walked lots of accending up and descending trek down from Annapurna base camp it is a very short and scenic 30-minute flight to Kathmandu as well as you can use more time in Kathmandu for shopping or relaxing overnight in hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel Jampa
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,270ft.
  • Transportation: 30 Minute Flight

After a wonderful time at Annapurna base camp and Poon Hill trekking with the grand service of Nepal Spirit Adventure, as per the flight time transfer to the international air terminal for your departure homeward bound or to the next respective countries.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
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Cost Details

  • Arrival & departure airport to hotel to airport and full-day by private vehicle.
  • 3-night twin sharing room in a hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus.
  • 2-night twin sharing room tourist standard hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Pokhara to Nayapul and Ghandrung Phedi to Pokhara both ways by private vehicle.
  • Annapurna conservation entrance permit and TIMS card.
  • An experienced local guide including his salary, equipment, transportation, insurance, food, and lodging.
  • Strong porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) inclusive of salary, trek insurance, equipment, transportation, food, and lodging.
  • Provide twin-sharing lodge accommodation during the Annapurna base camp trekking.
  • We provide 3-times day meals during the trekking period- 14-Breakfast, 10-Lunch, and 10-Dinner.
  • Inclusive in package sleeping bag and down jacket.
  • We provide general first aid medicine along the trek.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements.
  • All the government and local taxes.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, drinking mineral water, tea-coffee, boiled water, hot shower, heater, phone calls, etc.
  • Nepal Visa: You can get a Nepal visa on arrival in Kathmandu or enter Nepal borders while you are using overland services.
  • Travel and trekking insurance & Rescue operations are top requirements while you are on the mountain trekking.
  • Personal Trekking Equipment:Bring your personal own trekking equipment.
  • Tips for guides and porters.
  • Food and extra nights in a hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara (due to an early return from a trek, or an extended stay in Nepal).

Dates & Prices

Departure note

All our published dates are guaranteed departures. If the dates don’t match your travel plans, we are more than happy to create your desired date. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for and our travel experts will help plan your tailor-made trips to your dream destination.

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
09 Feb, 2023 - 23 Feb, 2023AvailableUS$950Confirm
14 Feb, 2023 - 28 Feb, 2023AvailableUS$950Confirm
19 Feb, 2023 - 05 Mar, 2023AvailableUS$950Confirm
23 Feb, 2023 - 09 Mar, 2023AvailableUS$950Confirm
26 Feb, 2023 - 12 Mar, 2023AvailableUS$950Confirm
27 Feb, 2023 - 13 Mar, 2023AvailableUS$950Confirm

Useful Information

UPON ARRIVAL PICKUP

On arrival in Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, our airport representative or staff receive welcomes you and then transfers you to your respective hotel. Afternoon or evening time we will review and discuss much information regarding your trip itinerary and included/excluded services as per the trip itinerary chosen, at the same time introduce your guide who will help you with the final preparation for your trek.

ACCOMMODATION

As per your Annapurna Base Camp Trek booking with us, we will be accommodated in a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara (city) and lodge teahouses are inclusive during the trekking period. The city and trek routes room on a twin–shared basis. A single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 150. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the trekking regions at lower elevations but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

MEALS

In the cities: of Kathmandu and Pokhara, only breakfast is included in the package. On the trek 3 times, a day meals are included in your Annapurna Base Camp Trek Package, we provided clean and hygienic food from these local lodge/tea houses as per the choices on the menu. Breakfast and dinner are provided at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, seasonable vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups. Some lodge serves western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses' restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast.

SAFE DRINKING WATER

Along the trek, safe drinking water is very important while we are on high altitude journey. We recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters of water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problems AMS). As long as possible we recommend you buy sealed packed mineral water and can buy it from every local shop and lodge. Remember! River, spring, and tap water are free, we should not recommend you directly drink it even water looks very clean, and can not be drunk without adding water purification pills or a filter then will be suitable to drink. You can buy boiled water from every lodge, boiled water, and sealed packed water costs $1-2$ dollars per letter and its cost also depends on where we are from the sea level. So, you need to prepare and packed the extra cost for all the table drinks.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

The Classic Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack. Walking at a high altitude is more physically demanding than walking at lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination, we can accomplish this trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is vital for participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Nepal Spirit Adventure of any conditions before booking the trek to minimize the risks of altitude sickness.

OUR EXPERIENCED TREK CREWS

Nepal is a mountainous country walk that takes you to a remote region, it is necessary that you are accompanied by an experienced and qualified guide and leaders for a safe journey and to make the trip a success. We at Nepal Spirit Adventure employ native trekking guides and porters who are trained and qualified for this type of trip and have worked with us for a long time.

Our experienced guide provides much local information and offers you advice on how to use your free time and by coordinating day-to-day events of the tour, although (sometimes) he might need you to understand that if things do not go according to our plan set. Our trek guides are fully trained and licensed by Nepal Government, and certified by TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association.

All our trekking and climbing guides are well qualified and highly experienced with 9- 10 years on this job. We provide training for our staff yearly on medical and climbing, with their efficiency, and cheerful attitude, providing help, information and the needs of the guests of nationalities.

Assuring that all our trips are well managed by the expert team of tourism professionals all our guides have a good knowledge regarding the culture and customs of the routes on trekking and tours, share experiences and cultural insights of the country that’s missed out in travel guide books. During your time with us, you will have time to learn Nepali phrases and other cultural aspects during the journey. As we organize varied treks in Nepal Himalaya, on group trekking we provide a trek leader with an assistance leader on each trekking depending upon the size of the group.

This ensures safe travel with us as our guide/assistance guides get any health medical problem, we still have other main guides and leaders to run the trip smoothly as per our standard itinerary. To make the trip enjoyable and pleasant we provide one guide to support and carry your bags among two people with one Sherpa helper in certain conditions.

ACCLIMATIZATION

All of Nepal Spirit Adventure’s treks are planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), also known as altitude sickness. Going up at a higher altitude too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to kill. We understand that for a safe trek, it is essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS. Nepal Spirit Adventure’s itineraries are designed to prevent AMS as much as possible. But, it is important to remember that some visitors are more vulnerable than others. Your guides and porters will do their every bit in assisting you during the entire trek.

RE-CHARGING BATTERIES (electronic items)

We can recharge your batteries, and devices with electricity, or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 240 volts 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay a small amount of fee/hour for using recharging facilities.

GROUP SIZE

We organize any route of Nepal trek with a fixed departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be 1 maximum group size is 10 or more on request. We can also organize a private trip for a solo person with a single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us for your personal suitable flexible dates, and we will open group dates on the same date.

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