Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
- Country: Nepal
- Trip grade: moderate
- Destination: Annapurna
- Activities: Walking and Trekking
- Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu and pokhara/ Lodges on the trek
- Meals: BB in Kathmandu and pokhara, Full board on trek.
- Maximum altitude: 4130m
- Group size: 1 to 24pax
- Best Season: September to November, March to May
Villages on the way, green forests, rice and millet fields, local life and the teahouses.
Thousands steps up-down in Chhomrong, ulleri and sinuwa.
Extraheartingview Machhapuchhare Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp.
Natural Hot springs.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Details
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a moderate experience trekking course in the Himalayas and the best trekking course to see the mountain lives, ethnic decent variety, terraced farmlands, the Charming Gurung town, and a wide assortment of verdure. We offer a bundle of ABC trek which is a brilliant prologue to trekking in the eminent piles of Nepal.
Annapurna Base Camp(ABC) Trek Route: How we go
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.
Getting There and Duration
Duration of the of trek various from 10 days to 15days depends on your trekking speed, the option of transportation and starting point. The trekking can be finished in 6 days but the average is 8-9 days.Traveling time between Kathmandu 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.
Annapurna Conservation Area (7639 sq.km) is the 1st and the largest conservation area protected by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) in Nepal.
Best Season and Time for Trekking
ABC Trek Route/Itinerary:
This is only suggested trek route and itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. You can customize the itinerary as per your comfort. This is 15 day ABC Trekking Itinerary. You can change it to either of 7, 8, 10, 13 days ABC Trek also. 7 days Annapurna Trek is commonly known as short Annapurna BC Trek.
Day 1st : Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to hotel (1300m/4264ft):15minutes driving
Day 2nd : Kathmandu World Heritage Sites Sightseeing and preparation for Trekking
Day 3rd : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m/2700ft) [7 hours]
Day 4th : Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1070m/3510ft), the trek from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga (1570m/5151ft) [1.5 hours driving and 3-4 hours trekking]
Day 5th : Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani Village (2750m/9020ft) [6 hours]
Day 6th : Hike to Poonhill(3210m/10532ft) for sunrise and Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2540m/8332ft) [6-7 hours,including to Poonhill]
Day 7th : Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft) [5 hours]
Day 8th : Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7579ft) [4 hours]
Day 9th : Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10597ft) [4-5 hours]
Day 10th : Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13550ft) [4-5 hours]
Day 11th : Trek back from ABC to Bamboo (2310m/7579ft) [7 hours]
Day 12th : Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5775ft) [5-6 hours]
Day 13th : Trek from Jhinu to Nayapul (1070m/3510ft) and drive to Pokhara (823m/2700ft) [5 hours trekking, one and half hour driving]
Day 14th : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft) [7-8 hours]
Day 15th : Shopping, departure or extend your holiday.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Annapurna Base Camp Height?
The Annapurna Base Camp height is 4130m approx. from sea-level. 4130m is our final point of Trekking.
2. How long is ABC trekking distance?
The Annapurna base camp trekking distance is 4130m. Then we will get back to where we come from. Hence, the distance will be double obviously for ups and downs.
3. How difficult is Annapurna Trekking?
It is the moderate type of trekking. Previous Experience will be a great plus point for your trek. Best Time and guide will surely make your trek easy. Here are some common difficulties of Annapurna Trek. Being aware of these points will make your trek lot easier.
4. How much does Annapurna Base Camp Trekking cost?
The Trek Cost depends upon the services you take and itinerary you choose. However, we are providing at the minimum cost of $665. It is the best price for the ABC trek. It can be much cheaper if you join the group for this trek.
5. What permits do I need for trekking in Annapurna Base Camp?
You need Base Camp Trekking Permit and TIMS Card. Get a TIMS card and a trekking permit at the Nepal Tourism Board office. Carry these letters at all times during the trek. Some of the villages you’ll be passing through will have checkpoints and you have to show these.
6. Can I make Annapurna Base Camp 7 days trekking?
Yes, it can be completed in 7 days also. Annapurna Base Camp 7 days Trek is for those who have limited time but wants to have fun trekking Annapurna Base Camp. You can just customize the itinerary below and make the trek as long as you can. However, it takes the minimum of 7 days to accomplish ABC trek.
7. How fit do I need to be to go trekking to Annapurna base camp?
It is obvious you should be healthy and fit for any trekking. Be sure you do not have Altitude Sickness Problem and have great stamina to
complete this trek. Find here trekking preparation for Himalaya.
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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Itinerary - 15 days
Day 1st: 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 2nd: 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 monkeys 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 3rd: 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 4th: 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 5th: 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 6th: 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 7th: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 6 hours
We walk down 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 8th: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7578ft): 4 - 5 hours
From Chhomrong, we walk quite a number of stone steps down 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 9th: 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 down 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 10th: 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 11th: 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 12th: 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 13th: 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 14th: Fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
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 15th: 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.
As per the arranged of trekking, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is viewed as one of moderate trekking on the planet. In spite of the fact that this trek is moderate a large number of them prevail to finish entire trekking however few of them will endure finishing by high height and agony. It is the most famous trekking on the planet as a result of these several trekkers trekking each day amid the high period of trekking.
Physical Fitness and Guide
The trekkers who can manage 6-7 hours walk each day up and downhill they can finish ABC trek. Mission Himalaya Treks propose the trekkers exercise and running each day no less than 30 days begin this trek. ABC trekking is simple for those trekkers who have encountered in trekking high elevation condition. Enormous specialized issue no fundamental for this trek. On the off chance that you have blood illness, lung and heart issue please counsel with your specialist and educate us before booking this trek. Mission Himalaya treks recommend you bring knee bolster. Preparing makes Annapurna Base Camp trek a lot less demanding than the general population who come without preparing? The elevation is the center explanation behind this trek is troublesome on the grounds that over 3000 m will make visitor difficult to inhale too.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Difficulty
Trekking is an undertaking sport. In light of the trouble of the courses, it requires high inspiration and past encounters. A portion of the treks in Nepal are appropriate just for profoundly experienced trekkers where a few courses are reasonable for learner trekkers also. A normal fit individual with ordinary preparing can do our a large portion of the treks. If you don't mind counsel with us on the off chance that you are worried about your wellness level. Altitude Sickness, Weather, Trekking Guides, Climates, Accommodation might be a few challenges in this trek.
Most trekking courses in Nepal are in high height over 3500 meters which are a piece of the high elevation. Trekking is high height is a genuine movement particularly for those without having past high elevation encounters. Drinking bunches of water and rising moderating by regaining some composure frequently encourages a great deal to battle with height infection, nonetheless, there is no impenetrable arrangement to keep the elevation disorder by any stretch of the imagination.
You will remain at 3-star classification inns in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and teahouses amid the trekking time frame. All housing is the twin sharing premise. In any case, the single enhancement will be given on your demand and will be an extra expense. Be that as it may, the trekking time frame the single enhancement will be given if there and accessibility in the hotels. The convenience in the city may be two single beds or 1 extra large enormous bed. On the off chance that a visitor has the extraordinary execution for the room choice please don't hesitate to advise Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions PVT LTD. We will endeavor to furnish you with the unique suitable room amid your stay in Nepal.In the entire Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, you will oblige in cabins no need outdoors and tent. Kindly don't anticipate exclusive expectation rooms amid your trekking period.
On the off chance that you are a solitary voyager in the higher height you have to impart the space to another single trekker like you (same sex). On the off chance that we are not ready to give you single enhancement we will discount your single enhancement charge. We trust you comprehend the circumstance of trekking places. Kindly don't expect exclusive expectation extravagance lodges, you are in a remote place. They offer fundamental spaces for settlement.
Amid your Annapurna Base Camp trekking period, we will give every one of the suppers however just breakfast will be given in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Depends your global flight time we will give you a goodbye or welcome supper in a run of the mill Nepali neighborhood eatery with the social move appear. Amid your trek breakfast and supper will be taken in the hotels where you rest medium-term yet lunch takes amidst the trekking time frame. Indian, Italian, Nepalese and mainland nourishment are the decisions in the trekking from the menu given by the tea houses. Like noodles, soups, high-quality bread, rice things, curries, spaghetti, pizza, egg things, potatoes are accessible in the mountains. These dinners are set up after your request. The greater part of the spots meats additionally accessible however we prescribe you not to take as they are not new. Now and then unfortunate nourishment influences your body and trekking.
Try not to expect western dinners as you take in the city and in your home. Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions PVT LTD gives you full opportunity to choose your favored dinners from the menu given by the hotels. The sustenance and crude materials are privately arranged and taste unique in relation to the city.
Our trek incorporates dinners on the trek arranged by the cabins implies we don't have to convey nourishments for all the major trekking courses of Nepal. Most hotel based treks offer nourishments arranged in the cabins locally anyway it's prescribed to convey some vitality bars and other fast nibbles as a few camps may be longer than the typical waking hours. You can discover the detail of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking difficulties here.
Prescribed Gears and things required
In view of the encounters and wellness, you may require more or fewer apparatuses than referenced in our rigging list. It would be ideal if you discover the rundown of suggested Traveling beneath.
- Boots and extra bands
- Light shoes/mentors
- down coat
- Downy or sweater
- trekking pants (or a long skirt for a lady)
- waterproof coat/poncho/umbrella
- over pants
- clothing (counting thermals)
- Gloves, woolen Hat/balaclava
- sunhat and so forth.
Other Essential things:
- Emergency treatment Kitbag
- trekking posts
- resting bag(4 seasons +)
- camping bed liner
- water bottle (min 1-liter limit) warm better decision
- head burn
- batteries for camera and light
- Sun cream (SPF 50) and lip treatment
- Towel and washing pack
- Cash belt
- Tissue and lighter
- Little lock (to anchor kitbag and hotel room)
- Snacks you like and amusement, for example, books, cards and so on.
- Discretionary things:
- Journal and pen
- Altimeter, Binoculars
- Plastic sack
- Protection Mat
- Camera and a lot of drives
- Individual bites and different amusements gear
Note: do not bring too many things because porter can carry maximum 25 kilos and airlines not allow bringing more than 20 kilos in Pokhara, Kathmandu domestic flight.
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