Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  • USD 825 Per Person
  • 14 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one such trek in the Himalayas that takes you close to the peaks above 7000 and 8000 meters within a short period of time and without much strain. A trail decorated with green and rolling hills, lively villages, lush valleys and rhododendron forests as well as panoramic view of the Himalayas and especially the Annapurna massifs, Fishtail Peak and Dhaulagiri peaks. During Annapurna Base Camp Trek, trekkers traverse through the villages inhabited by different communities such as Gurung and Magar, past beautiful waterfalls, terraced farmlands, suspension bridges clad with prayer flags, witness romantic sunrise and sunsets and get amused at the close up of Annapurna I peak and unique Fishtail Mountain, and majestic glaciers before reaching to Annapurna base camp. Diversity in landscape, vegetation, culture, tradition and religion followed as well as panoramic scenery makes Annapurna Base Camp Trek a popular destination.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek, one of the most popular trekking routes in the world, begins from Nayapul which is near Pokhara, the Lake City of Nepal. This adventure premise of the Annapurna conservation area begins after trekkers explore the ancient heritages of Kathmandu and drive to Nayapul via Pokhara. You begin along the Modi River and steadily head to the village of Birethanti, the checkpoint before entering into the Annapurna conservation area. Now we shall take on the trail along the Bhurungdi River and walk through dense and lush rhododendron forest, impressive terraced farmlands, and long stone staircase as we trek through the settlements of Lamdawali, Hile, Tikhedhunga, Ulleri as we head further in the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. After the major, Magar settlement of Ulleri, we now trek past the view of Annapurna South and Hiuchuli Peak before traversing through Banthati and Nangethati, and reach to the village of Ghorepani. After watching breathtaking sunrise from Poonhill, we navigate through the ups and downs and dense forest, villages of Deurali and Tadapani to reach Chhomrong, a large Gurung settlement and the gateway to the Annapurna Base Camp. The trek continues in a conservative manner along Modi River and through small settlements, waterfalls and cave, alpine vegetation, forest with bamboo, orchid and fern, past avalanche chutes and rocky terrains to reach the base of Fishtail Mountain. Further ahead, trekkers climb past glacial moraines and huge rocks looked over by the soaring peaks to reach the ultimate destination of Annapurna Base Camp Trek, to the Annapurna Base Camp. We retrace our steps back through the natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda to reach Pokhara and to Kathmandu.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is moderately strenuous and requires trekkers to have an above average fitness level and positive attitude. With an average of 6-7 hours of walk on hilly terrain, trekkers will face high altitudes and thin air on some days during this trek. The best season for this trek is February to Mid-June and September to December. Join us for this trek and get the best out of your pursuit of adventure in the Himalayas full of diversity.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu  (1,300m/4160 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (820/2,6240ft), 5-6 hrs drive

Day 04: Trek to Tikhedhunga ((1,480m/4736ft), 1 hrs drive and 4 hrs walk

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2,860m/9,152ft). 5-6 hrs walk

Day 06: Trek to Chuile (2400m/7680ft), 6-7 hrs walk

Day 07: Trek to Sinuwa (2,360m/7,552 ft), 5-6 hrs walk

Day 08: Trek to Himalaya (2920m/9344 ft), 6-7 hrs walk

Day 09: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13,216ft), 4-5 hrs walk

Day 10: Trek back to Bamboo (2310m/7392ft), 5hrs walk

Day 11: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1,780m/5,696 ft), 5-6 hrs walk

Day 12: Trek to Pokhara (820/2,624ft), 6-7 hrs walk & 2 hrs drive

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,160 ft), 5-6 hrs drive

Day 14: Departure

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Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu

Upon on your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport one of our staff will be there to warm greeting you with beautiful garland that is our respect and the culture to welcome to the new stranger. After welcoming you our staff will transfer to you to the hotel. After your long journey on a plane, you may get tired, so be fresh then our manager will come to meet you to the hotel and talk about the plan of your trip details.

Day 02: Tours and trek preparation day

Today our tour guide will come to meet you at the hotel at 09.00 AM. The tour guide will introduce you then take you to the world heritage sites. He will describe you about the history, cultures and so on about all the monuments. After visiting the world heritage sites, our manager will meet you again and take a feedback about the day trip, then take you to the most famous typical restaurant for well come dinner to show the cultural program.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Today you are heading to Pokhara. One of the most beautiful city of Nepal and very much touristy place. Our guide will come to pick up you at your hotel, then take you to the tourist bus station. The bus journey about six to seven hours, including breakfast and lunch break. While you are driving on the highway, you will enjoy to the country sites, rivers and the mountains, like as Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and the Annapurna. Once you arrived in Pokhara, our guide drops you to the hotel, then he will talk about the plan for the next day trip. Today you are free ,you have dinner on your own wherever you like then stay overnight in Pokhara.

Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul then trek to Tekhedhunga

Today is our first day trek. You may start about at eight o clock in the morning. Our guide will come to meet you at the hotel. You can start your trip after breakfast. Our guide takes a car to drop you to the Nayapul. It takes about one and half hour drive to get to Nayapul. Nayapul is our trekking starting point. After half an hour walk, you may reach in Birethanti where we should check our trekking permit and the TIMS card. Today is easy day compare to the following few days trek. It takes just about three top fours walk. You will pass several villages and the beautiful country sites, then reach in Tikhedhunga and stay overnight there.

Day 05: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani

Today is our second day trek. It’s a bit more difficult than the first day. You may have to assent 1300m more. After walking few minutes walk, you may drop down to the small stream then cross the bridge. Now you have to climb the big steps to reach the top of the Ulleri. This is the most difficult part of today. It is hard, but very much worth to enjoy the incredible mountain view of Anmnapurna South 7219 m. The trail much easier after bigger steps, then you reach to Banthanti. You may stop for lunch there if you feel hungry if not you can walk another approximately two hours through the rhododendron forest. It is nice and cool. Finally, you reach in Ghoprepani after six hour walk and stay overnight there.

Day 06: Trek from Ghorepani to Chuile

Today is your most important day on this trip. Especially you may book this trip because of the Pun Hill. You should get off early in the morning to see the sun rise view from the Poon Hill at 3200m. It takes 45 minutes walk to reach the Poon Hill. Poon Hill is the best view around the world. You are not only enjoying the sun rise, but also the all the spectacular mountain views of Annapurna region, including Dhaulagiri 8367m height from the sea level. After enjoying the views and the sunrise from the Poon Hill, you should drop down to the hotel, take your breakfast then trek to the Tadapani. It takes approximately five hours, then takes about one hour to reach to Chuile very nice view and the quiet Gurung village and stay overnight there.

Day 07: Trek from Chuile to Sinuwa

Today your plan will trek to Sinuwa. Sinuwa is very nice place to see the mountain view and the green hilly sites. After having the breakfast you can start your walk same as usual time. First of all you should drop down to the Chmorong Khola, cross the bridge, then ascend about an hour and reach in Gurjung village. It will take another two hours to get to Chhomrong Village. Chhomrong is the biggest village in Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. Chhomrong is the gateway of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek as well. This is a beautiful Gurung village. You may stop for the lunch in this town. Then after it will take two hours to get to lower Sinuwa. It takes approximately five hours walk today in total then stay overnight at Sinuwa.

Day 08: Trek from Sinuwa to Himalaya

Today your plan trek to either Himalay or Deurali. It depends on your walk. If you feel better and your body can adjust, you can go until to the Deurali. If not you can stay at Himalaya. After Sinuwa the trail is narrow. So you should be careful while you walk on the trail. Today you will pass some towns like as Bamboo and Dovan then you reached in Himalaya. You may get tired because of the narrow trail and most of the time you have to ascend and walk about five six hours walk in total.So stay over night at Himalaya.

Day 09: Trek from Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp

Today you should start a bit earlier than the usual because the weather may change sometimes. The mountain weather in the morning always better so it will be better to reach the Annapurna Base Camp earlier then enjoy the mountain views like as Annapurna One 8091 m, Annapurna South 7219 m and Fishtail that we call Machhapuchre 6993m. Not only that, but also you can see the glacier as well. This is your dream to reach at once in your lifetime to the Annapurna Base Camp. Stay overnight at Base Camp 4130m.

Day 10: Trek back from ABC to Bamboo

Today you may wake up early if you want to see the sun rise. After enjoying the views and the sun rise, you should have breakfast then trek to all the way back to Bamboo . It takes about five hours, stay overnight in Bamboo.

Day 11: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu (Hot Spring)

Today your last night in the mountain. After having your breakfast you can start your trek same as usual time. You should back first at Chhomrong then one hour descent to reach to the Jhinu Danda. Jhinu Danda is very popular for the natural hot spring in this trip. So in the evening our guide will take you to the hot spring and you can enjoy there. Stay overnight at Jhinu Danda.

Day 12: Trek from Jhinu to Nayapul then drive back to Pokhara

This is your last day trek to NayaPul. It takes about five, six hours. You can enjoy the river views and beautiful country sites. Once you arrive at Nayapul then take a car to drive back to Pokhara. Stay overnight in Pokhara.

Day 13: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus with our guide. It takes six hour drive. Our manager will come to meet you at the hotel, then take you for the farewell dinner at a nice restaurant. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 14: Departure day

Departure for home. Our driver will depart you by car to the international airport. We wish you had a nice and safe journey back home.

Trip Includes:

  • Two nights accommodation in Kathmandu with twin sharing at tourist standard hotel (Bed and Breakfast)
  • All Ground and air transportation.
  • One full day Kathmandu sightseeing by private vehicle with English speaking city tour guide if you are required.
  • Full board meal 3 times a day (B+L+D) during the trek days including tea & coffee (served in a cup).
  • English speaking trekking guide who has been authorized by the government and necessary number of porters (According to the group size) with their insurance, salary,accommodation and meals.
  • welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu with Cultural show.(Ethnic music and dance)
  • All the necessary official documents , TIMS Permit,Trekking Permit etc.
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets if necessary.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking Route map.
  • Insurance of Guide and Porters.
  • All require local and government tax.

Trip Excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fee and International flight.
  • Meal except Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea / coffee, snacks, battery re-charge, laundry service, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Tips to guide and porters.
  • Cost raised by flight cancellation, emergency rescue charges , landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control.
  • Monument entrance fees.

: Sun Glasses

: Scarf Face Mask

: Fleece Bennie

: Sunscreen

: Cap stick

: Hand Towel

: Cold weather Down Jacket

: Wind Stopper

: Rain Coat

: Fleece Jacket and Trouser

: T-shirt (short or long selves)

: Trekking Trousers

: Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom(two pairs)

: Trekking Boots

: Socks and under wears

: Head torch

: Snow Gaiter(depends on trekking region)

: Camel Pack or water bottle

: Trekking Poles

: Day Pack minimum 25 L with side pocket to keep bottle

: Spare batteries for Camera

: Down Jacket

: Sleeping Bag

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