Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Package Duration : 13 Days
Trekking Duration : 09 Days
Grade : Easy to Moderate

Region : Annapurna Region
Max-Altitude : 4,095 Meters
Seasons : Spring Autumn

Start Point : Kathmandu
End Point : Kathmandu
Accommodation : Tea House

Departure : Upon Request
No. of Person : Minimum 01 Person

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Hightlights

  • View of mountains on daily walks with a dramatic change in landscapes and temperatures.
  • Rural traditional farm villages of Gurung hill tribe.
  • Pristine rhododendron and pine forest,
  • Pleasant moderate to adventurous and scenic walk,
  • Visiting world 10th highest Mt. Annapurna base camp.
  • Visiting lovely villages of Jhinudanda with hot spring, Landruk and Potana with excellent services

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a big part of the ultimate Himalayan adventure which offers the chance to get to know the locals intimately and experience their cultural hospitality.

Recognized as one of the world's best trekking destination, this trek takes you through scenic villages, rich oak, pine and rhododendron forests and affords you spectacular views of the giant snow-peaks- Annapurna I (8019m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7454m) and Machhapuchchhre (6999m).

Exotic flora and fauna, immense glittering Himalayan ranges, mesmerizing local culture and tradition are the trinkets of this region. Getting to this region you are in for an experience of a lifetime.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate nature trek that starts at Phedi, a short drive of about 45 minutes from Pokhara, which takes you to the foot [Base Camp, 4130m] of Mt. Annapurna, one of the most magnificent peaks in the world. The trail takes you through fascinating traditional villages of Nepal's ethnic communities of the Gurung, Magar, and Thakali who will greet you very warmly if you cared to stop for a conversation. 

The hike continues through dense rhododendron forest with towering snowy peaks in the background. The return walk is even more interesting as the trek winds around different ridges towards Ghorepani, where you witness breathtaking views of an early morning sunrise where a red halo seeps through glistening gaps over the snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Mountains.

The sceneries are seen throughout this trek grace the landscape of the Himalayas where imagination defines the beauty of nature as an experience that can never be forgotten.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek will be even more interesting in spring as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink and white with Rhododendron flowers. This wonder trip can be done anytime of the year except during the monsoons [July thru August].

Outline Itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02:  Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m - 06 hrs journey distance 220 k.m.
  • Day 03:  Drive to Nayapul 1,100m begin trek to Ghandruk 1,750m.
  • Day 04:  Trek to Chomrong 1,951m - 06 hours.
  • Day 05:  Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050m - 06 hours.
  • Day 06:  Trek to Machapuchare Base Camp  3,720m via Deurali - 06 hrs.
  • Day 07:  Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4, 095m - 04 hours.
  • Day 08:  Trek to Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hours.
  • Day 09:  Trek to Jhinu danda 1,700m via Chomrong 06 hours.
  • Day 10:  Trek to Pothana 1, 900 m - 05 hrs.
  • Day 11:  Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara.
  • Day 12:  Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 13:  International departure homeward bound.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, our staff receives you and then a short drive to hotel within the heart of Kathmandu city, after refreshment our guide / leader will inform regarding trekking to Annapurna base camp- hotels –lodge on route with do and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.

Day 02: Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m - 06 hrs journey distance 220 k.m.

Starting the adventure to Annapurna Base Camp trekking with an overland drive to Pokhara through Himalayan foothills, on reaching Pokhara transfer to respective hotels close to serene Lake Phewa with afternoon free for short strolls. (Options by Air 30 minutes flight to Pokhara).

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul 1,100m begin trek to Ghandruk 1,750m.

On leaving Pokhara valley towards mid hill villages with constant views of snowcapped peaks as the drive ends at Nayapul starting the walk following the Modi River most of the way passing a nice Bhiretahti village, and then a climb to Ghandruk for overnight halt. This is a large Gurung village around Annapurna region, Gurung are famous as gallant soldiers and mercenaries in foreign legion with British and Indian Gorkha battalions.

Day 04: Trek to Chomrong 1,951m - 06 hours.

Morning walk leads above Ghandruk village, trekking on gradual path and with uphill to Kimrong ridge, from here route descends to Kimrong valley into cool forested area. On reaching Kimrong River, an uphill climb for few hours to the top of Chomrong village. From the top a short downhill to overnight stop at Chomrong village for overnight stop, this is a last permanent village door to Annapurna Sanctuary and Base Camp trek.

Day 05: Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050m - 06 hours.

After Chomrong walk leads to short downhill through terraced fields to Chomrong River. After crossing a bridge an uphill for an hour to Sinuwa danda, from here walk to Bamboo a small settlement, located by the Modi River in the middle of bamboo, rhododendron and oaks forested area. Walk continues after Bamboo with gradual up to Dovan for overnight stop, situated in the middle of forest and river gorge.

Day 06: Trek to Machapuchare Base Camp 3,720m via Deurali - 06 hrs.

From here onwards air gets cooler as the walk gets close to Annapurna Sanctuary and Base Camp. Walk leads on glacier and moraine formed by old avalanches near Deurali the last place with lodges before Machapuchare Base Camp. Here onward tree lines disappears with only short bushes, a final climb following Modi Rivers upstream brings at Maccahapuchare Base Camp for overnight stop. Located beneath North Face of Machapuchare Peak, from here onwards begins Annapurna Sanctuary.

Day 07: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4, 095m - 04 hours.

Starting the morning walk with views of mountains reaching higher elevation at Annapurna Base Camp, with close up views of magnificent Annapurna peaks with Mt. Annapurna I, after a good walk to Annapurna Base Camp for lunch and overnight stop with ample time to marvel the mountain views and just relax in this beautiful surrounding.

Day 08: Trek to Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hours.

After grand time at Annapurna base camp within the Sanctuary, morning walk heads downhill all the way to Deurali. From here with few ups and downs and some gradual section back into tree lines to reach at Bamboo for overnight stop.

Day 09: Trek to Jhinu danda 1,700m via Chomrong 06 hours.

Morning a short steep climb to Khuldi Ghar, and then downhill through dense forest passing Sinuwa danda as the walk leads lead to Chomrong khola. After the bridge an uphill walk for an hour to Chomrong village for lunch. After Chomrong with half hour climb at Chomrong ridge and then descend to Jhinu danda for overnight stop. This village offers refreshing bathe in hot springs which is just 20 minutes walk downhill near Modi River.

Day 10: Trek to Pothana 1, 900 m - 05 hrs.

After a pleasant stop continue downhill walk to another New Bridge (Nayapul) by the Modi River, after the bridge a gradual walk and short climb to reach at Landruk village, and then through terraced farm fields and villages reaching cool forested area, a short climb to Deurali ridge at 2,150 m. After Deurali a nice pleasant walk leads to Pothana with grand views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu including views of Fish Tail peak.

Day 11: Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara.

Morning starts with super views of mountains and heading up at Thulo Kharka also called Australian Camp a beautiful place with large meadows overlooking magnificent views of the Himalayan range of mountains, from here trek concludes with an hour downhill to Kande village on the road connecting Baglung-Pokhara highway, from here an hour drive back to Pokhara after a wonderful time up in the high mountains.

Day 12: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.

Morning a scenic drive to Kathmandu, after a remarkable Annapurna Base Camp trek, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure for individual activities and souvenir shopping. (Options by air with 30 mins scenic flight back to Kathmandu)

Day 13: International departure homeward bound.

Last day in Nepal with wonderful experience and fond memories of Annapurna Base Camp trekking, as per the flight time, our staff transfer you to airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.

Cost Includes:

  • All Transportation  
  • Meals per day during the trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including the coffee and  tea.
  • Accommodation in tea house or provided tents during the trek as mentioned in the  trek  type.
  • Accommodation including breakfast at star HOTELS in Kathmandu.
  • Highly  experienced Government licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek.
  • Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary,  general equipment, national park and conservation area fees.
  • Kathmandu City Tour with an Experienced Tour Guide (Kathmandu Valley) depends  on your time frame.
  • Airport transfers.

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu, gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks throughout the trip.
  • Personal trekking gear and climbing equipments.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit.
  • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.

Fixed Departure Dates:

Trip DateAvailabilityPriceBook
09 May, 2017Open $ 820 Book
18 May, 2017Open $ 820 Book
27 May, 2017Open $ 820 Book
03 Jun, 2017Open $ 820 Book
09 Jun, 2017Open $ 820 Book
18 Jun, 2017Open $ 820 Book
27 Jun, 2017Open $ 820 Book
03 Jul, 2017Open $ 820 Book
09 Jul, 2017Open $ 820 Book
18 Jul, 2017Open $ 820 Book
27 Jul, 2017Open $ 820 Book
03 Aug, 2017Open $ 820 Book
09 Aug, 2017Open $ 820 Book
18 Aug, 2017Open $ 820 Book
27 Aug, 2017Open $ 820 Book
03 Sep, 2017Open $ 820 Book
09 Sep, 2017Open $ 820 Book
18 Sep, 2017Open $ 820 Book
27 Sep, 2017Open $ 820 Book
03 Oct, 2017Open $ 820 Book
09 Oct, 2017Open $ 820 Book
18 Oct, 2017Open $ 820 Book
27 Oct, 2017Open $ 820 Book
03 Nov, 2017Open $ 820 Book
09 Nov, 2017Open $ 820 Book
18 Nov, 2017Open $ 820 Book
27 Nov, 2017Open $ 820 Book
03 Dec, 2017Open $ 820 Book
09 Dec, 2017Open $ 820 Book
18 Dec, 2017Open $ 820 Book
27 Dec, 2017Open $ 820 Book

Personal Equipment

  • 3-4 season sleeping bag with hood
  • Thermo rest self-inflating pad or foam mat
  • Main luggage- Rucksack or Duffel
  • 30 - 40 liter Daypack- to carry water bottles, camera, lunch & extra clothing
  • Stuff sacks and plastic bags for keeping your gear dry and organized
  • Water bottles with a wide mouth
  • A pair adjustable trekking poles
  • Insulated plastic mug (optional)
  • Pocketknife Swiss army style (optional)
  • Toiletries bag for toilet paper, soap, saving items, tooth paste & toothbrush etc

Footwear:

  • Running shoes or sandals-to used in camp/ teahouse lodge
  • Hiking boots- good quality
  • Gaiters- a pair to use to keep boots dry if walking through deep snow or on wet ground
  • Woolen or Pile Socks-heavy weight wool to be worn over the liner socks
  • Liner Socks-smooth thin liner socks to reduce of getting blisters
  • Knee or ankles support pad

Clothing items for Trip

  • Gore-Tex pants and jacket with hood
  • Medium weight down jacket with hood
  • Light trekking trouser
  • Long sleeve light colored polypropylene shirts
  • Polar Tec fleece jacket
  • Thermal underwear for both top & bottom
  • Polar Tec fleece pant
  • Personal under garments
  • Quick dry type towel
  • Casual wears before after the trek

Hand Wear

  • Polypropylene liner gloves
  • Fleece gloves
  • Good quality mittens or gloves

Headwear

  • Warm woolen or fleecy hat/balaclava
  • Sun hat or cap with bandana for shading the neck
  • Bandana or scarf
  • Headlamp for use at night around the camp with extra batteries and spare bulbs
  • High quality sunglasses with 100% UV protection
  • Dust mask

Other Travel Accessories

  • Sunscreen and lip salve SPF 30 or above
  • Insect repellant
  • Water purification tablets (iodine or chlorine)
  • Favorite snack items
  • Reading & writing materials, ipod and cards
  • Camera, memory card and extra battery
  • Passport photo copy & photos
  • Insurance certificate copy
  • Earplugs (optional)
  • Baby wipes (optional)
  • Anti bacterial hand gel (optional)

Personal first aid kit pack

  • Any personal medications
  • Malaria prophylactic tablets
  • Antibiotics capsules
  • Imodium and anti amoebious, bacterial tablets
  • Blister treatment plasts
  • Dehydration solution
  • Analgesic- Paracetamol, aspirin
  • Anti cold tablets
  • Diclofenac gel
  • Bandages
  • Antiseptic cream & throat lozenges
  • Diamox for AMS
  • Sanitary pad (for women)
  • Ear & eye drop
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