Adventure Backpacking Trekking and Hiking Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Duration
13 Days
Destination
Nepal
Travellers
1+

Trekking in Nepal Himalayas The Annapurna Sanctuary

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.
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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 any time of the year except during the monsoons [July thru August].

What's included

Destination
Departure Location
Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal
Return Location
Kathmandu, Nepal
Tour Start Date & Time
December 24, 2019 8:00 am View other Times
Price includes
  • Accommodation in Pokhara at tourist standard hotels on bed / breakfast basis
  • Accommodation in tea house or provided tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type
  • Accommodation including breakfast at star HOTELS in Kathmandu
  • Airport transfers
  • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) card and National Park permit
  • Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary, general equipment, national park and conservation area fees
  • Highly experienced Government licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek
  • Kathmandu City Tour with an Experienced Tour Guide (Kathmandu Valley) depends on your time frame
  • Porter (2 clients: 1 porter)
  • Transportation to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu with deluxe tourist bus before and after the trip and Pokhara - Nayapul -Pokhara by private car.
  • Welcome or Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs
Price does not include
  • Other International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Visa arrangements

How hard is the walk to Annapurna base camp?

Annapurna base camp trekking leads from moderate walk to adventurous especially in snow conditions, leading up and down hills on stone steps near villages, as altitude wise it is one of the most safest trek at ABC only above 4,095 meters high without the problem of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness).

Is cold up at the base camp?

This trek leads from warm sub-tropical climate to cooler temperatures as the walking progress above 2,000 meters, with mild alpine climate with morning and night time cooler but the day is bright and sunny sometimes the afternoon can get windy with wind-chill factor. Can be cold season wise, autumn and winter months can get cold above 3,000 m with strong UV. In spring and summer above, 3000 m with 15°-18° C average and the minimum of 0° to 5° C, autumn/winter daytime 15°-16° C and can get below -5° C during morn/night time.

How are the communications up in the mountains?

Normally Satellite and local Cell phone works, when deep gorge and valley like in Bamboo –Dovan-Deurali it won’t work properly sometimes, in case if your cell does not work there are Landlines (STD /ISTD) available along every lodge on route ABC.

What happens if sick during the trip?

One of the safest trekking despite high mountains, a chance of altitude getting AMS is very slim starting with a slow-moderate walk, acclimatization every day before reaching Base Camp at 4,095meters. If some people get sick with other problem or diarrhea which is normal due to the change of foods, air, and environment, we do carry medical kit on every trek as our guide have enough medical experience, they will advise what is best and in case of serious illness and accidents, emergency evacuation is necessary by any means of transport including helicopter service to reach the nearest hospital.

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
  • Day 12
  • Day 13
Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, our staff receives you and then a short drive to the 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's and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.

Day 2

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 3

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 4

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 5

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 6

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. The 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 disappear with only short bushes, a final climb following Modi Rivers upstream brings at Maccahapuchare Base Camp for an overnight stop. Located beneath North Face of Machapuchare Peak, from here onwards begins Annapurna Sanctuary.

Day 7

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 8

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 an overnight stop.

Day 9

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

More about Nepal

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 any time of the year except during the monsoons [July thru August].

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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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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Duration
13 Days
Destination
Nepal
Travellers
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