Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

  1. Duration13 Days
  2. Starts fromUSD 835

Max. Altitude:4,190m

Transpotation:Tourist bus/Hice, Private car

Trekking style :Tea House/Lodge Trekking

Group size:Maximum 12 trekkers in a group

Meals:All meals-Trekking, BB Plan Kathmandu

Destination :Annapurna Region, West of Nepal

Accommodation:stars hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on BB plan & mountain lodge( Tea-house ) in trekking.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek, second popular treks in Nepal, offers a great introduction to rural Nepal and the high Himalayas.

There are very few treks that incorporates such a great geography and takes you to the base of 8,000m+ peak in such short time; without pushing your limits; like Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

This magnificent adventure goes through the rice paddies, alpine scenery and incredible rhododendron forests before entering into the area of majestic peaks that leave you spellbound with its tempting beauty.

A short yet scenic drive from Pokhara leads us to the trailhead at Nayapul. The trail goes through oak, rhododendron and bamboo forest and climb the glacial Modi Khola Valley which carries melt water from the peaks above. On the way, we spend overnight at different village; perched on high ridge above the river.

The real climax is reached as we approach Annapurna Sanctuary where Machhapuchhre Base camp is followed by the Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,550ft). At ABC, we will be surrounded by the immense wall of ices and rocks standing more than 4,000m/13,100ft above the hotel on the glacial moraine. The sunrise view is breathtaking.

The returning leg requires only three night; taking an alternative route with one night spending at Jhinu Danda. Here we soothe at natural hot spring which works as a magic on our tired muscles. A final short walk takes us to back to the road for the drive back to your hotel at Pokhara. Drive back along mid-hill geography to Kathmandu.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Best Time

Firstly, you should remember that Annapurna Base Camp Trek demands no climbing expertise and there are no technical climbing sections.

With some preparations and average fitness, anyone can enjoy this trek regardless of their size, age and sex.

Well; after having said that, there are some factors that you should consider – like altitude and length

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Altitude – 4,130m

Without doubt, the most difficult aspect of Annapurna Base Camp Trek is its altitude. The trek starts from Nayapul (1,000m) and you will gain 3,000m to reach the Base Camp at 4,130m. Walking at high altitude and remote places is not easy and the weather and temperature variations are very frequent here.

Also make sure that your Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary allows for proper acclimatization. We suggest you to walk on a gradual pace to avoid altitude related sickness.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Distance – 115 km

The trek starts after arriving Nayapul from Kathmandu. Here your 115km trip to Annapurna Base Camp starts (round trip).

115km might not bother the experienced trekkers but if you are novice – it would definitely create some challenge.

On this itinerary, you will walking for 6 – 7 hours a day; uphill and downhill, covering 15 – 18 km a day.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Best Season

The best time of the year for Annapurna Base Camp Trek is spring (March – May) and autumn (September – November). During this time, the weather is comfortable and the views are clearer. There is very less chance of rainfall and the vegetation is lush in entire trekking route.

 
  • Views of the world’s highest mountains: Dhaulagiri I (7th) and Annapurna I (10th).
  • Visit the inner sanctuary of Annapurna panoramic views of 10 peaks over 6000m
  • Impressive views of Dhaulagiri and the Kali Gandaki with sunrise from Poon Hill.
  •  Natural bath in hot springs at Jhinu.
  • Traverse through ethnic Gurung and Magar villages that are set against the panorama of high peaks beyond makes this one of the most picturesque of treks

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m) and transfer to the hotel

Day 02:Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) by tourist bus – 6 – 7 hours

Day 03:Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,540m) – 1 hour drive and 4 hours trek

Day 04:Tikhedhunga – Ghorepani (2,860m) – 6 – 7 hours

Day 05:Climb to Poon Hill (3,210m) and trek to Tadapani (2,630m) – 6 – 7 hours

Day 06:Tadapani – Sinuwa (2,301m) – 7 hours

Day 07:Sinuwa – Deurali (3,200m) – 7 hours

Day 08:Deurali – Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) – 5 hours

Day 09:ABC – Bamboo (2,310m) – 6 – 7 hours

Day 10:Bamboo – Jhinu Hot Spring (1,780m) – 5 hours

Day 11:Jhinu Danda – Nayapul and drive to Pokhara – 6 hours trek and 1 hour drive

Day 12:Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 13:Final departure


Cost Details

Services includes are:
  • Airport pickups and drops service in private vehicle
  • Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All the standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All the ground transportations as per itinerary
  • Private vehicle and professional tour guide for city sightseeing tour
  • An experienced, well-trained and English speaking trek guide and assistant guides
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porters)
  • All the staffs salary, insurance, transportation, accommodation, food and domestic airfare
  • All the necessary paper work and trekking permits (ACAP and TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide)
  • All governmental and local taxes
Services not includes are:
  • Nepal entry vis fee
  •  International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (USD 1.5 per kg for more than 15kg)
  • Personal nature expenses: alcoholic beverage, laundry, phone calls, internet and more
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
  • Travel and emergency rescue insurance (however we can help you find the best insurance)
  • Altitude Chamber (PAC) or Oxygen
  • Personal trekking guide and porter
  • Optional trips

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m) and transfer to the hotel After completion of airport and visa procedures, our airport representative will meet you outside the airport terminal building and transfer you to the designated hotel. After hotel –check in, we take some time to rest and refresh. In the evening, we can stroll around the street of Thamel to get acquainted with local environment and lifestyle.

Overnight in hotel
Included Meals: Dinner

Day 02Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) by tourist bus – 6 – 7 hours After breakfast, we will drive along the torrent Trishuli River admiring magnificent countryside scenery, forest and villages.
It takes about 6 – 7 hours long drive from Kathmandu via Tourist bus to reach Pokhara. As we approach Pokhara, we will be welcomed by incredible views of gigantic Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Nilgiri. Once at Pokhara, we will drive to the hotel at lakeside and take a rest for a while. In the late afternoon, we can stroll around the street of Pokhara and boat in Phewa Lake.
Overnight at hotel
Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 03Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,540m) – 1 hour drive and 4 hours trek Today we drive north to the trail head at Nayapul through lush forest and villages. Then we walk to the prosperous riverside village of Birethanti (1,000m) which is incredibly located at juncture of Bhurungi Khola and Sudame (1,340m). Then we continue along the Bhurungdi Khola to Sudame before climbing steeply up the side of the valley to Tikhedhunga.
Overnight at guesthouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 04Tikhedhunga – Ghorepani (2,860m) – 6 – 7 hours Today we start with steep and tedious climb on a rocky staircases to the village of Ulleri (2,080m). Ulleri offers incredible views of marvelous Annapurna South (7,219m) and Hiunchuli (6,441m). We continue climbing through the lush forest of rhododendron and oak for several hours; taking a short rest breaks, to the prosperous village of Ghorepani.
Overnight at guesthouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05Climb to Poon Hill (3,210m) and trek to Tadapani (2,630m) – 6 – 7 hours A pre-sunrise 2 – 3 hours climb takes us to the grassy knoll at Poon Hill. This popular viewpoint offers great views of the high Himalayas from Dhaulagiri I (8,172m) and Upper Dolpo in the west to Annapurna (8,097m), past Machhapuchhre (6,997m) and Manaslu (8,156m) to the east. To the south is the ocean of Sal forest stretching to far horizon.
After some moments at Poon Hill, we descend down to Ghorepani and walk east towards Tadapani. On the way, we emerge through dense rhododendron forest and contour numbers of forested ridges.
Overnight at guesthouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06Tadapani – Sinuwa (2,301m) – 7 hours After breakfast, we take a northeast route and drop down through the forest and terraced farmland to cross the Kimrong Khola valley suspension bridge. Taking a lunch at Gurjung and walking on snaky route through magnificent rhododendron and oak leads us to the village of Chhomrong. From Chhomrong, we drop down via broad staircase to the Chhomrong Khoal (1,900m) before gaining height to Sinuwa.
Overnight at guesthouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07Sinuwa – Deurali (3,200m) – 7 hours Today we enter to the upper Modi Khola Valley through the lush forest of rhododendron, oak and bamboo. The trial rises and then drop to the Bamboo village on the river bank. After lunch, we climbing uphill through the blistered forest to Dobhan (2,500m) and then cross an avalanche chute to the tiny village of Himalayan hotel. The forest line gives way to dwarf vegetation which confirms the altitude. On the way to Deorali, we visit the Hinku cave and walk through a ravine and avalanche tracks.
Overnight at guesthouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08Deurali – Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) – 5 hours A trail ahead from Deurali takes us to Annapurna Sanctuary. We walk on a gradual pace with imposing views of Himalayas to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. After lunch at MBC, we climb for two stiff hours that finally takes us to the hotel built on Annapurna South’s Glacial Moraine. Here we are surrounded by immense wall of snows and ice reaching the height above 4,000m. Below is incredible U-shaped glacial gouge.
Overnight at guesthouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09ABC – Bamboo (2,310m) – 6 – 7 hours Early in the morning, we walk around the BC to enjoy the sunrise view of Himalayas. The magnificent Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I and Singu Chuli, Tent Peak, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre glisten right above us.
After breakfast, we retrace our step back to Deurali. We stop at Deurali for lunch and continue further down to Bamboo for comfortable night.
Overnight at guesthouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10Bamboo – Jhinu Hot Spring (1,780m) – 5 hours Today we ascend to Khuldi and then walk to Sinuwa before dropping continually down to Chhomrong Khola. We then climb up via rocky stairs to Chhomrong and take a leftward trail to picturesque village of Jhinu Danda. After lunch, we walk down for 20 – 25 minutes to the bank of Modi Khola for relaxing bathing at natural hot-spring.
Overnight at guesthouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11Jhinu Danda – Nayapul and drive to Pokhara – 6 hours trek and 1 hour drive Today we conclude our trek as we descend down to Nayapul; which marks as the ending point of the trek. From Nayapul, we drive back to the hotel at Pokhara which take a well-deserved rest.
Overnight at hotel
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12Drive back to Kathmandu Today we drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara via tourist bus. On the way, we admire the incredible mid-hill geography along with bustling settlements, rivers, terraced fields and forests.
Once at Kathmandu, we drive back to the hotel and take a rest on comfortable beddings. Evening: Join a farewell dinner in typical Nepal restaurant with cultural shows.
Overnight at hotel
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13Final departure Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today. Our airport representative will drive you back to the Tribhuvan International Airport right on scheduled time.
Farewell!!!!

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Trip Note

  1. Cost defers on Hotel Category for Hotels in Kathmandu.
  2. The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame of the clients.
  3. Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified.
  4. Additional activities may be added as per request with nominal additional cost.
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