• Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Overview

Trip Information

Annapurna Conservation Area (7639 sq.km) is the 1st and the largest conservation area protected by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) is a moderate adventure trekking route in the Himalayas and the best trekking route to see the mountain lives, ethnic diversity, terraced farmlands, the Charming Gurung village, and a wide variety of flora and fauna. We offer a package of ABC trek which is an excellent introduction to trekking in the magnificent mountains of Nepal.

After visiting the world heritage in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, and enjoying the fresh atmosphere of the Fewa Lake in Pokhara, we begin the trekking at Nayapul where is 1.5 hours driving from Pokhara. During the trekking, we go through the beautiful rhododendron forests (which bloom in red and pink in March & April), follow the Modi River (which carries the icy water from the snow mountains), and see closely Mt. Annapurna South, Himchuli and Fishtail (the sacred mountain queen). After admiring the beautiful sunrise with 14 snow-mountain peaks like Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m) and Mt. Manaslu (8163m) in Poonhill, you can see a breathtaking sunrise again in ABC – a 360-degree snow-mountain view with the Annapurna I, the 10th highest mountain in the world, just in front of you. At the end of the trekking, you can enjoy natural hot spring in Jhinu if you like.

Duration of the ABC trekking trip various from 10 days to 15days depends on your trekking speed, option of transportation and starting point. The trekking can be finished in 6 days but average is 8-9 days. Travelling time between Katmandu and Pokhara is 7 hours by tourist bus/car or 45 minutes by flight. We recommend starting from Nayapul, to Poonhill and to ABC. The shorter route is to start from Ghangruk or Phedi.

Suggested Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to hotel (1300m/4264ft) {15minutes driving}
Day 02: Kathmandu world heritage sites sightseeing and preparation for trekking
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m/2700ft) {7 hours}
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1070m/3510ft), trek from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga (1570m/5151ft) {1.5 hours driving and 3-4 hours trekking}
Day 05: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2750m/9020ft) {6 hours}
Day 06: Hike to Poonhill(3210m/10532ft) for sunrise and Trek from Ghorepani toTadapani (2540m/8332ft) {6-7 hours,including to Poonhill}
Day 07: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft) {5 hours}
Day 08: Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7579ft) {4 hours}
Day 09: Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10597ft) {4-5 hours}
Day 10: Trek from Deurali to ABC (4130m/13550ft) {4-5 hours}
Day 11: Trek back from ABC to Bamboo (2310m/7579ft) {7 hours}
Day 12: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda(1760m/5775ft) {5-6 hours}
Day 13: Trek from Jhinu to Nayapul (1070m/3510ft) and drive to pokhara (823m/2700ft) {5 hours trekking, one and half hour driving}
Day 14: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft) {7-8 hours}
Day 15: Shopping, departure or extend your holiday.

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Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (KTM) (1,350m/4,430 ft)
Our representative is waiting for you at the airport arrival gate with your name printed on a paper. After a rest in hotel, we bring you to the welcome dinner in one of the best restaurants in KTM. Before you enjoy the traditional Nepalese cuisine and Nepali dancing show, we explain to you the detail itinerary.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu City +/- Preparation for the trekking
We visit four important world heritages sites that highlight Nepal’s cultural and religious heritages - The Kathmandu Durbar Square is full of Nepal’s ancient architectures of the Malla Dynasty and Shakya. The Swayambhunath Stupa is well known to tourists as the “landmark” Hindu temple of Nepal. It is also known as Monkey Temple because many many monkey there. The Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus and the Boudhanath Temple is one of the largest Buddhist shrine in the world.

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara: 7 hours
We set off by tourist bus in early morning. On the way, you can see the beautiful river if you sit at the right side of the bus. We stop near Malekhu for breakfast and Ghansikuwa for lunch. Around 3 pm we arrive at Pokhara. Stay overnight in hotel near the famous Fewa Lake.

Day 4: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri (2050 m/6725 ft): 1.5 hours driving & 6 hours trekking
We drive to the starting point, Nayapul. We walk through a valley forest and cross the Bhurundi Khola River to the village in Tikhedhunga. Going up to Ulleri in 3400 steps and boulders is really a test of your stamina. We reach Ulleri in the afternoon and stay overnight there.

Day 5: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750 m/ 9,020 ft): 4 - 5 hours
We set off after breakfast. As we ascend to the Ghorepani village, you can see the spectacular Mt. Annapurna South from time to time. We pass waterfalls and small villages before reaching Ghorepani. We stop at the upper Ghorepani that offers a panoramic view of the mountains including, Mt. Annapurna South and Nilgiri. The village has small shops for local products. Wi-Fi signal is strong there.

Day 6: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) & Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft): 6 - 7 hours
Early morning we go to Poonhill to see the sunrise in the Himalayas. Poonhill is the most popular destination to enjoy close up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges and the sunrise from these majestic mountains. While you admire the beautiful scenery, you can enjoy a cup of hot coffee in Poonhill! After breakfast in Ghorepani, we descend through the rhododendron forests and waterfalls to Tadapani.

Day 7: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 6 hours
We walk downward through a large rhododendron forest. When the forest trail ends, the trail opens to beautiful terraced fields. We walk uphill for around 5 km and pass waterfalls and reach a suspension bridge. Suspension bridges are very common in the mountain regions of Nepal. A few more miles of up and down we arrive at the destination of the day, Chhomrong. It is a beautiful village right below the giant Mt. Annapurna. Stay overnight in Chhomrong.

Day 8: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7578ft): 4 - 5 hours
From Chhomrong, we walk quite a number of stone steps downward to the Chhomrong Khola River. We then cross a suspension bridge over the river and walk uphill to Sinuwa. Our trail passes through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar and from there we descend easily to Bamboo where we stay the night.

Day 9: Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 3 - 4 hours
We pass through a bamboo forest which is damp and cold. We then walk uphill which is sometimes steep. After the Himalaya Hotel, the forest opens up and we are out in the sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below. It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here we walk downward to a river before ascending to Deurali where we can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding hills and Mt. Dhaulagiri. The vegetation becomes sparse allowing magical views of the valley, river and cliffs adorned with waterfalls. Stay overnight in Deurali.

Day 10: Deurali to ABC (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp(MBC) (3700m/12135ft): 5- 6 hours
We follow the valley trail in a steady climb. The trail sticks to a rocky cliff and is sometimes steep. We walk on a somewhat flat path for a while before ascending to MBC. From there we get excellent views of Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna. We then ascend gently. On the way, we can admire spectacular views of the Himalayan panorama. We walk further to our final destination, the base camp of Mt. Annapurna, which is amazing. We are surrounded by magnificent peaks and the only way to this area is through the gorge we have just gone through. Stay overnight at ABC.

Day 11:  ABC to Bamboo: 7 - 8 hours
We get up early for the breathtaking sunrise in ABC. After enjoying the amazing scenery and breakfast, we go downward rapidly to MBC, Deurali, Himalayan Hotel, Doban and finally to Bamboo where we spend the night. The trail is downhill so it is not difficult.

Day 12: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770ft): 5 - 6 hours
We retrace back to Chhomrong where we stop for lunch. The stone steps to Chhomrong are equally tricky as they were before. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda where we stay for the night. On the way, we enjoy our walking through the rain forests and farmlands.

Day 13: Trek to Nayapul (6 hours) then drive to Pokhara (1 hour)
We leave Jhinu Danda and enjoy the beautiful hill landscape of western Nepal on our way to Nayapul. We have lunch on the way. The trekking to the Annapurna Sanctuary ends today. We drive back Pokhara and stay overnight there.

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara
We fly back to Kathmandu in the morning. We send you to the hotel from the airport. It is a free day to you. To celebrate your successful trip to ABC, we have a farewell dinner with you where we can share our experiences of the trekking before you fly back home the next day.

Day 15: Final departure
We drop you to the airport by a company representative 3 hours before the scheduled flight. Enjoy your flight to home. We hope to see you again soon.

 

Cost Details

What is included?

  • Airport Pick up and drop services during your international arrival and departure and domestic arrival and departure time.
  •  Deluxe 3 star category accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast according to itinerary.
  • Deluxe 3 star category accommodation in pokhara inclusive of breakfast according to itinerary.
  • Pokhara to Nayapul(start point of trek) and Nayapul(end point of trek) to pokhara transportation by private vehicle.
  •  beautiful and clean accommodation at guest houses/lodges during the trek.
  •  Meals of full board during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with a cup of hot drinks).
  •  one trekking guide highly experienced, friendly, English speaking, government licensed, ministry of tourism trained with his salary, meals, accommodation, transportation and insurance.
  • one very strong porter with salary, meals, accommodation, transportation and insurance.
  •  Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permits. And Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permits.
  • Kathmandu – pokhara and Pokhara- Kathmandu transportation by tourist bus (Flight and private car optional with extra cost).
  •  Down jacket, Four – seasonal sleeping bag, Duffel bag, and trekking map (duffel bag, down jacket and sleeping bag have to be returned after trip completion).
  •  Complementary welcome or farewell dinner in typical Nepali cultural restaurant.
  • all necessary paper works, Government tax and office services charges.
  • Assistant trekking guide if your group size 6 or more than 6 persons with salary, meals, accommodation, transportation and insurance.
  •  First AID medication and medicines with your guide.
  • certificate of your trekking signed by the company manager and your trekking guide.

What is not included?

  •  Kathmandu and pokhara city lunch and dinner (also not include in case of early returns, late departure than schedule itinerary).
  •  international airfare to and from Nepal.
  •  travel, medical insurance, Emergency evacuation.
  •  Items of personal Nature (Hot shower, alcoholic beverages, Telephone, laundry, personal snacks, Internet, battery charging, hot water, Cold drinks) .
  • Extra accommodation in Kathmandu rather than itinerary.
  • Nepal visa fees (two passport photographs, US$ 25 for multiple entry 15 days, US$ 40 multiple entry for 30 days, US$ 90 multiple entry for 3 months) Can be issued upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • Gratitude for your guide and porter.
  • Cost arising by mishaps, natural calamities.
  • Services that are not mentioned in service include sections.
  • Sightseeing cost in Kathmandu and pokhara city.

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