Annapurna Base camp Trek

Duration: 12 Days Trip Difficulty: Moderate

  • Trip Duration 12 Days

  • Destination Nepal

  • Group Size 2-12 People

  • Accomodation Hotel and Tea house

  • Altitude4130 m

Highlights of Annapurna Base camp Trek

  • Experience historically and culturally significant Kathmandu valley; full of UNESCO world Heritage Site.
  • Enjoy your stay in the traveler’s paradise city i.e., Pokhara which is full of vibrant people, fascinating touristic site along with the majestic Himalayan scenario.
  • Experience the magical view of sunrise and 360-degree view of the majestic mountain peak of Annapurna range also known as a sanctuary.
  • Experience a diverse landscape, climate, flora and fauna along with culturally enriching villages along the path.
  • Experience the natural hot water spring in Jhinu Danda and learn and accustom with the indigenous Gurung and Magar people of the region.
  • Experience the various forests including rhododendron, pine, fir, birch with beautiful rocky mountain terrain above the 4000meter above sea level
  • Achieve the two base camp treks in a single attempt.

Overview of Annapurna Base camp Trek

Explore the exotic Himalayan nation with Annapurna base camp trekking. Annapurna base camp trek is one of the most seek out touristic destination for trekking in Nepal. This base camp trekking is full of unique landscapes, breath-taking beauty of green lushly forests, exhilarating mountain terrain and ancient foot trails, along with stunning views of snow-capped Himalayan ranges. The Annapurna base camp is thus regarded as legendary, classical, and heavenly trekking route all over Nepal and in the whole world.

Annapurna base camp lies at an elevation of 4130 meters which is located in western part of Nepal near Pokhara city; also known for the tourist paradise. Every year more than 55,000 trekkers, almost 75% of the total, make their way to this route as it is the relatively easy and short than any other trek route.

Annapurna Base Camp is a short trek which offers splendid views of beautiful Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna Region that encompasses Annapurna I (8041m) i.e., world’s 10th tallest peak along with Dhawalagiri, Himchuli, Gangapurna, Fishtail Mountain and many more.

Annapurna Base Camp trek is preferred in the season of spring when surrounding hills are covered with green lushly forest and the alpine vegetation are decorated with blossomed rhododendron forest and the Himalayan range are snowy white with clear climate and night with the dazzling moon and starlight.

This trek can also be achieved in monsoon season where the climate maybe rainy but in clear weather the beautiful waterfalls and the scenic mountain ranges can be seen along the trail with green and lushly forests are passed by.

This trail is mostly favored in the month of September to mid of November during the major festival in Nepal such as Dashain and Tihar where numerous tourists are seen along the path and feels like a friendly touristic trek in Nepal. Even the children aged below 10 are also seen on the path to achieve this feat to conquer this base camp.

Annapurna base camp trek is full of pass between awe-inspiring mountain ranges with glances of crystal-clear glaciers, the trek in the turquoise banks of pristine rivers, crossing green mountain pastures and delving into natural hot springs in this region. This trek offers plenty of cosy teahouses offering enough revival and rest. The trek encompasses rhododendron, pine, fir and bamboo forests with steep agricultural terraces.
Similarly, this trail lies trail in the Annapurna Conservation Area, where can have the chances to spot rare animals like the red panda, Himalayan munal, snow leopard, musk deer and many more.

This Himalayan trail leads through several Gurung and Magar villages who are known for their courage, bravery as well as known as calm and courteous people for their service and hospitality.

The trail leads to the wonderful amphitheater which is also called the Annapurna sanctuary because of its superb location surrounding by two snow-capped mountains from both sides by mountain fishtail and Himchuli, offering astonishing 360-degree views of the Himalayan region.
Machhapuchhre Base Camp is another attraction of this route as ABC trek is achieved via passing through MBC and thus a single trek achieves the chance of viewing two base camps in one attempt.

Trek Route Of Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp trek starts after your arrival in Kathmandu the capital of Nepal. You will visit this historically and culturally significant city. Early morning, you will take a bus or flight to the beautiful city Pokhara; lying 200 km from capital. If you catch the early flight, you will witness the grandeur majestic Himalayan peaks. The same day we will drive to nayapul and ascend up to Birethati by the side of Modi Khola to Ghandruk village.

Ghandruk, a typical Nepali Gurung community, is a great place to experience the local culture and traditions, as well as to taste local food and drinks. The journey continues to Chomrung, where the trekker is treated to stunning views of the Himalayan range, including Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna, and Huichuli. The trail then takes the trekker through dense jungles teeming with flora and fauna before reaching Chomrung.

From Chomrung, the trekker descends to Chomrung Khola and then ascends through Modi Khola Valley to Sinuwa village. The journey continues through a dense, dark forest to Kuldihar village before reaching Bamboo village through an easy route. The trail from Bamboo village to Deurali is breathtaking, winding through a bamboo jungle and offering spectacular views of the glacier river.

The trekker will then climb up the steps to Hinku Cave before dropping down to the river and ascending to Deurali. The journey continues through the riverbed and then up the mountainside, passing through Bagar to Machhapuchre Base Camp and ultimately to Annapurna Sanctuary, where the trekker will stay at Annapurna Base Camp.

After spending some time at Annapurna Base Camp in the morning, we will begin us descend back to Deurali, with a few ascending and descending portions, including Hinku Cave and the bamboo forest trail. After spending a night in Bamboo village, we will descend all the way to Kuldighar and then descend again to Chomrong Khola before ascending to Chomrong village and moving forward to Jhinu Danda, where we will have the chance to dip into natural hot springs. After an overnight stay in Jhinu Danda, we will trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara before returning to Kathmandu, where the trek will end.

Best Time for  Annapurna Base Camp Trek 

Trekking in Nepal is a remarkable experience that offers visitors the chance to explore the country’s natural beauty and cultural richness. Among the many trekking routes available in Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp stands out as a must-visit destination, offering stunning views of the Himalayan mountains and the surrounding landscape. While the trek is feasible year-round, the optimal time to visit varies based on several factors.

Spring, from March to May, is the best season  explore to embark on the Annapurna Base Camp trek. During this period, the route winds through a jungle bursting with various flowers, including Nepal’s national flower, the rhododendron. The forest of rhododendron transforms into a reddish hue, creating an awe-inspiring visual spectacle. Additionally, the weather is typically sunny and clear, providing breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks. With minimal rainfall, this season presents an ideal time to trek.

Autumn, from September to November, is another excellent time to visit the Annapurna region. The weather is dry, and the skies are clear, offering stunning views of the mountains and green forests. The season also features several cultural festivals, providing a chance for trekkers to immerse themselves in Nepal’s rich traditions and local customs.

Winter, from December to February, is ideal for visitors who prefer the cold and the snow-capped mountains. While the temperature drops below freezing, the sight of the glowing peaks during sunrise is a breathtaking experience. The dry weather also makes it an excellent time to trek in the higher Himalayas.

Summer is the least popular season for travelers due to the rainy season in Nepal, resulting in slippery trails. However, many travelers who love the natural greenery still enjoy trekking during this season. The slippery trails make the trek more challenging, but with proper equipment such as boots and trekking poles, the challenge can be overcome.
In conclusion the best time to trek to Annapurna Base Camp is spring and autumn season.

Trekking Itinerary

Typical Day in Annapurna Base Camp

Our trekking itinerary begins with a delicious breakfast served promptly at 7 to 7:30 am, providing our guests with the necessary energy to embark on the next part of their journey. Our experienced team will commence trekking at 8 am, and after four hours of trekking, we will reach our next destination, taking ample breaks to admire the stunning scenery of mountains, forests, rivers, waterfalls, and more, making you forget all the fatigue.

To ensure our guests’ comfort and prevent any physical strain, we have designated enough rest time during the daily trek of 6 to 7 hours. At noon, we will take a break for a well-deserved lunch, allowing our guests to recharge themselves and relish the surrounding natural beauty.

In the evening, our guests will be treated to a delectable dinner between 6 to 7 pm, consisting of both local and international cuisine. Our skilled chefs will utilize fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to create an unforgettable dining experience. Our commitment to exceptional hospitality and attention to detail will make our guests’ trekking experience both pleasant and unforgettable.

Acclimatization On Annapurna Base Camp Trek 

When individuals immigrate to a foreign country with a dissimilar climate or cultural norms, they may require an adjustment period to acclimate to their new environment and feel comfortable in their surroundings. Nepal, in particular, is a highly sought-after destination for trekking and touring. However, the country’s environment can be vastly different from other locations on the planet.

Travelers hailing from lower altitudes may encounter obstacles when embarking on the Annapurna Base Camp, which culminates at a towering altitude of 4130 meters. Although the view from beyond the tree line is awe-inspiring, altitude sickness is a frequent ailment that can affect those who ascend too rapidly without sufficient acclimatization.

Fortunately, our highly experienced team is well-equipped to assist trekkers in combating altitude sickness. We strongly advise our guests to consume an abundance of fluids, including water, hot soup, and tea, to help prevent altitude sickness. Furthermore, we employ a gradual approach to ascending to higher elevations, affording the trekkers’ bodies sufficient time to adjust to the changing environment. To allow the body to acclimatize, it is essential to rest frequently and avoid overexertion during hikes or climbs. Even physically fit individuals may be susceptible to altitude sickness, which is why we ascend slowly, typically 300 to 1000 meters per day, to ensure proper rest.

At our company, we prioritize providing the best service while taking care of our guests. In the event that a trekker is unable to fend off altitude sickness, we will take them back. Our company’s utmost concern is the well-being of our guests, and we guarantee that our seasoned team will do everything possible to ensure a safe and unforgettable experience for everyone involved.

Trekking Difficulties to Annapurna Base Camp Trek 

Nepal’s topography is known to be rugged and diverse, encompassing elevations ranging from 60 to 8848 meters above sea level. As such, travel in the region can pose various challenges, from navigating varying land structures and weather conditions to managing seasonal changes. However, for those seeking a moderate-level trekking experience, Annapurna Base Camp presents a compelling option.

The trek begins at a modest altitude of 1000 meters and gradually rises to a maximum of 4130 meters, making it one of the less arduous trails in Nepal. While the path may be narrow and steep in certain places, the overall altitude range is relatively small compared to other well-known treks. It is worth noting, however, that the weather can be unpredictable, with rain in the summer months creating slippery conditions.

Despite these potential obstacles, Annapurna Base Camp remains a sought-after trekking destination, attracting travelers from around the world. This is due in part to the local youth, who are highly educated and socially active, taking great pride in maintaining the trail in excellent condition. As a result, the path is remarkably clean, and with fewer travelers, the trek offers a more relaxed and comfortable experience.

At our adventure travel company, we understand the importance of a safe and enjoyable journey for our clients. Our team is comprised of experienced and knowledgeable guides who will provide proper advice and support throughout your trek, ensuring your comfort and enjoyment every step of the way. We are always available to address any questions or concerns you may have, and we take great care to ensure your safety and well-being throughout your journey.

In conclusion, if you are seeking a moderate-level trekking experience amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp is an excellent choice. With its relatively gentle altitude range, well-maintained path, and exceptional local guides, this trek offers an unforgettable adventure that you will cherish for years to come.

Health and Physical Requirements:

ABC trek is a moderate trek favorable for individual, family and group who have the ability to walk 4-6 hours a day with a light back-pack. Walking in higher elevation demands more physical fitness however if you are in excellent health with average physical fitness with positive attitude you can make this trek. Exercising and jogging regularly 2-3 months prior to the trek date is a good idea to enhance your stamina. Past trekking experience is not compulsory though certainly helpful. If you are suffering from heart, blood diseases and lung problems should consult to your doctor and inform to us before you book the trekking date.

Guide and Porter System of Annapurna Base Camp Trek 

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the perfect choice for anyone looking to experience the natural beauty of Nepal. Whether you are traveling with colleagues, friends, or family, this trek is sure to be an unforgettable adventure. While it is possible to trek independently, please note that foreign tourists are required by regulations to have a guide and porter.

We provide highly qualified and experienced guides and porters who are fluent in English and renowned for their politeness and friendliness. Our team will introduce you to Nepalese culture and traditions, and if necessary, we can arrange for a translator to assist you.

Our trekking package is for 12 days and is best suited for group trekking. Since we need to carry warm clothing and personal belongings, we provide porters. However, each porter is allowed to carry only 20 to 25 kg, so it is important to pack efficiently.

The number of guides and porters we provide will depend on the size of the group as follows:

• For 1 or 2 trekkers, we provide 1 guide and 1 porter.
• For 3, 4, or 5 trekkers, we provide 1 guide and 2 porters.
• For 6 or 7 trekkers, we provide 1 guide, 1 assistant guide, and 3 porters.
• For 8 trekkers, we provide 1 guide, 1 assistant guide, and 4 porters.
• For 9 trekkers, we provide 1 guide, 1 assistant guide, and 4 porters.
• For 10 trekkers, we provide 1 guide, 2 assistant guides, and 5 porters.

Please note that our guide and porter services are tailored to the number of trekkers in your group to ensure the best experience for you. With our team of experienced guides and porters, you can be confident that you will have a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Permit

In Nepal, trekking is a popular activity that is permitted throughout the country for individuals or groups. However, certain areas, such as conservation areas, wildlife reserves, and the Himalayas, are restricted, and trekkers must obtain permits issued by the Nepalese government and tourism board. It’s important to note that permits can only be obtained through government but not through any trekking agencies and not by individuals directly.
For those planning to trek to Annapurna Base Camp, obtaining a Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card is mandatory. The Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu or in Pokhara issues TIMS cards, which typically take 20-30 minutes to obtain. The process involves filling out a form and paying a fee of 20 USD.

Additionally, Annapurna Base Camp Trek lies in Annapurna Conservation Area. So, to enter the Annapurna Conservation Area must obtain an Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit, which can be acquired from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu or its office in Pokhara. The permit fee is approximately 3000 NPR, and a photograph is required for the application.

To summarize, both a TIMS card and Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit are necessary for trekking in Annapurna Base camp. It’s crucial to keep in mind that the TIMS card can only be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu, while the permit can be obtained from either the Nepal Tourism Board or its office in Pokhara. By obtaining these permits, trekkers can ensure a safe and enjoyable experience while also supporting the conservation efforts in the region.

Food and Accommodation on Annapurna Base Camp Trek 

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the beautiful country of Nepal, known for its rich cultural heritage, stunning natural landscapes, and warm hospitality. As part of our commitment to providing you with a top-notch experience, we have arranged for your accommodation in a standard 3-star hotel in the bustling city of Kathmandu.

Over the course of your journey with us, we will take you through two major cities and several picturesque villages, each with its unique charm and character. In the cities, we have arranged for 3-star hotels that offer all the modern amenities and comforts you would expect. In the villages, we will provide accommodations such as teahouses, homestays, or lodges that come equipped with essential facilities, ensuring that you have a comfortable and authentic experience of rural life in Nepal.

We take great care to ensure that all your dietary needs are met during your trip. Our meals are prepared with the utmost care and attention to detail, using locally sourced ingredients and traditional Nepali recipes. You will have the opportunity to taste some of the most delicious and healthy dishes, including the famous Dal, Bhat, and Tarkari, as well as Indian and Tibetan cuisine. We are mindful of any dietary restrictions you may have and will work to accommodate them to the best of our abilities.

One of the highlights of your trip will be the time spent in the charming village of Ghandruk, where you will get to experience the local food, drinks, and hospitality of the Gurung and Magar communities. You will also have the chance to witness local songs and traditional dances, performed by the hospitable locals.

As a special treat, we will provide a farewell dinner upon the completion of your trek that includes some normal continental foods. We believe that this will be the perfect way to cap off your journey and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Your safety and comfort are our top priorities, and we have taken every precaution to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable trip. Our team of experienced guides and porters will be with you every step of the way, providing support and assistance as needed.

We are honored to have you as our guest, and we look forward to providing you with an unforgettable journey that blends cultural immersion with adventure.

Drinking Water information Annapurna Base Camp Trek 

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a breathtaking journey that takes you through a variety of landscapes, including terrace farming, forests, and base camps. It is important to note that in order to preserve the local flora and fauna, the use of plastic materials, including plastic water bottles, is strictly prohibited. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles, filled with water, to ensure that they have access to safe and clean drinking water throughout the trek.

To guarantee the safety and hygiene of our guests, we strongly advise against drinking water directly from taps or streams. When your water bottle runs out, you can refill it at any of the available teahouses or lodges along the route. However, please be aware that due to the high volume of visitors on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, it may be necessary to purchase properly filtered and boiled water.

We understand the importance of staying hydrated on this trek, but we ask that all visitors respect the environmental regulations in place to protect the local ecosystem. By bringing your own reusable water bottle and properly disposing of any waste, you can help us preserve the beauty of the Annapurna region for generations to come.

Travel Insurance information for Annapurna Base Camp Trek 

When embarking on a trek such as Annapurna Base Camp, it is crucial to obtain travel insurance to minimize the risk of mishaps or to reduce their impact. Therefore, we strongly recommend that all trekkers obtain travel insurance before commencing their journey.

The insurance must cover essential medical check-ups, helicopter rescue in case of any medical emergencies or calamities during the trek, and other necessary expenses. We consider travel insurance as a compulsory requirement and recommend that trekkers present their insurance certificate to Graceful Adventure before starting the trek.

Please note that Graceful Adventure does not sell insurance policies, and it is the responsibility of the trekkers to obtain their insurance certificates from certified insurance companies.

To assist trekkers from different regions, we recommend the following insurance companies:

For travelers from the USA and Canada: Online Global Health Insurance, Travelex, Insure My (Online Insurance Aggregator), Mondial Assistance, Access America, HCC Medical Insurance Services, Good Neighbor Insurance (International Health), International Health, Insuremytrip dot com, MultiNational Underwriters, TIC Travel Insurance Coordinators Ltd, Travel Assist, and TraveLite.

For travelers from England: Specialty Group (UK) Limited, FirstAssist Services Limited, Harrison Beaumont, and Buy cheap travel insurance.

For travelers from Europe and Slovenia: Assistance CORIS.

For travelers from Australia and New Zealand: Cover More Travel Insurance and CGU Insurance Limited.

For travelers from South Africa: Travel insurance Consultants Pty. Ltd.

Please note that these companies were recommended by previous travelers and are for recommendation purposes only. We encourage trekkers to conduct their own research and choose an insurance company that meets their specific needs.

In summary, obtaining travel insurance is crucial for treks such as Annapurna Base Camp. It is a standard practice that helps to minimize the risk of mishaps and ensure that trekkers receive timely medical assistance if required.

Electricity and Communication on Annapurna Base Camp Trek 

Electricity and internet access will be available 24/7 in urban areas. However, during treks, there may be instances of power outages in some village areas. Even in tea houses or lodges where you choose to stay, there may be additional charges for utilizing electricity or internet services due to the busy route or rural location. Please note that during the trek, access to electricity or internet will not be available. Therefore, it is advised to charge your electronic devices in the tea houses or lodges where you will be lodging.

ATM and Currency Exchange information Annapurna Base camp Trek 

Nepal’s bustling urban hubs, namely Kathmandu and Pokhara, offer a plethora of convenient ATM and money exchange services that facilitate the acquisition of Nepalese currency for travelers. However, such amenities may not be readily available in rural areas, where only Nepalese currency is accepted, and modern banking infrastructure may be scarce.

To circumvent any potential inconveniences, it is strongly advised that travelers plan in advance and exchange foreign currency for Nepalese currency before embarking on a trek. This will ensure that adequate local currency is readily available to purchase essentials such as food, water, and other necessary supplies during the trek. Seeking guidance from local currency exchange services in Kathmandu or Pokhara can also help expedite the process and minimize any undue stress.

Graceful Adventure Team to Operate Annapurna Base Camp Trek 

Graceful Adventure Travels Pvt. Ltd. is a highly reputable and renowned adventure travel company, registered on company registered, tax, tourism and small industries based in the beautiful country of Nepal. We specialize in offering exceptional trekking packages to guests from all over the world, who seek to explore the awe-inspiring Himalayas.

At Graceful Adventure Travels, we are committed to excellence in all aspects of our work. Our primary goal is to ensure that our guests have a safe and unforgettable adventure, which is why we have earned a reputation for providing an exceptional level of service.

Our team is composed of experienced and hardworking guides, assistant guides, and porters who are passionate about ensuring that our guests have an enjoyable and unforgettable experience. We take pride in offering a range of services and facilities that are designed to enhance the overall trekking experience, making it both fun and adventurous.

We are dedicated to meeting the needs and expectations of our valued guests, and we go above and beyond to ensure that their journey is a success. From the moment they arrive in Nepal until the end of their trek, we spare no effort in providing personalized attention, exceptional service, and genuine care.

At Graceful Adventure Travels, we are committed to upholding the highest standards in the adventure travel industry. Our mission is to provide a safe, enjoyable, and unforgettable experience that creates memories that last a lifetime.

Tipping System of Nepal while trekking in Annapurna Base Camp 

Tipping is a customary way of expressing gratitude for services rendered in Nepal. It is a discretionary practice, and trekkers may choose to tip individuals at their discretion based on their personal satisfaction with the services provided.

Tipping is typically offered on the final day of the trek, although trekkers may choose to tip hotel staff, lodge employees, or other individuals at any time during their trip. When deciding on the amount to tip, it is essential to consider the quality of the service provided, the duration of the service, and the level of personal satisfaction.

While tipping is a common practice in Nepal, it is not obligatory, and trekkers should not feel pressured to tip if they are not satisfied with the services received. Additionally, if a trekker is unable to tip due to financial constraints, it is important to express gratitude verbally by saying ‘Dhanyabad’ or ‘Thank you.’

Private / Group joining trek to Annapurna Base Camp

Nepal is a popular destination for trekkers from all over the world, particularly for those who want to trek to Annapurna Base Camp. This trek is suitable for people with average physical fitness and can be enjoyed by individuals, couples, friends, colleagues, and groups of all ages.
We offer both private and group trekking options for our guests, depending on their preferences and budget. For those who prefer more privacy and a personalized experience, we can arrange a private trek. This option is particularly suitable for individuals, couples, or families who want to enjoy the trek at their own pace and with their own itinerary.

On the other hand, those who want to meet new people and make friends can opt for a group trek. This option is particularly popular among those trekkers who want to experience the natural beauty, culture, and tradition of Nepal while also enjoying the company of like-minded people. Group treks are also more cost-effective and flexible, making them a great option for those who want to trek to Annapurna Base Camp on a budget.
Regardless of the trekking option you choose, we strive to provide a professional and standard experience for all our guests. Our expert guides and porters will ensure your safety and comfort throughout the trek, while also sharing their knowledge of the local culture and traditions. We aim to make your trek to Annapurna Base Camp an unforgettable experience that you will cherish for years to come.

Booking Process of Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Graceful Adventure

1. Package Selection: Start by visiting our company’s website and browsing our Annapurna Base Camp trekking package. You’ll find all the details, including the itinerary, inclusions, exclusions, and prices. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our customer support team, who will be happy to assist you.

2. Personal and Group Information: Once you have decided to book the package, fill out the booking form on our website with the necessary personal and group information. Please ensure that all details are accurate, as any mistakes or omissions may lead to issues during the trek.

3. Confirmation: Once you submit the booking form, our company representative will review your information and contact you within 24 hours to confirm your booking. We will send you our standard agreement, which outlines the terms and conditions of the booking. Please read the agreement carefully and ask us if you have any questions.

4. Advance Payment: To confirm your booking, we require a 20% advance payment of the total cost of the package. You can make the payment through our secure online payment gateway, which accepts all major credit and debit cards. Alternatively, we can send you a payment link or provide you with our bank details for a direct bank transfer.

Account Name of the company: Graceful Adventure Travel Pvt. Ltd.
Address of the company: Z-street, Thamel, Kathmandu Nepal.
Banker Name: Himalayan Bank Ltd.
Banker Address: Tridevi marga , Kathmandu Nepal
Account No: 019 07563310013
Account Type: Current
Swift code: HIMANPKA

5. Booking Confirmation: Once we receive your advance payment and signed agreement, we will confirm your booking and send you a receipt of payment. We will also provide you with a detailed itinerary, packing list, and other essential information to prepare you for the trek.

6. Pre-Trek Briefing: Before the trek starts, we will conduct a pre-trek briefing, either in person or online, to go over the itinerary, safety protocols, and other relevant information. This briefing is essential to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

We hope that this updated booking process meets your requirements and makes it easier for your customers to book our Annapurna Base Camp trekking package. If you have any further questions or suggestions, please let us know, and we’ll be happy to help.

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu (Nepal): Altitude: 1,360m

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing (Altitude: 1,360m)

Day 03: Flight to Pokhara and Trek to Ghandruk (Altitude: 1940m)

Day 04: Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (Altitude: 2170m)

Day 05: Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo (Altitude: 2310m)

Day 06: Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (Altitude: 3230m)

Day 07: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (Altitude: 4130) Via MBC (3700m)

Day 08: ABC to Bamboo (Altitude: 2310m)

Day 09: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (Altitude: 1780m)

Day 10: Jhinu Danda to Nayapul (1070m) and Drive Back to Pokhara (827m)

Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus

Day 12: Final Departure

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu (Nepal): Altitude: 1,360m

Accommodation: Three Star Hotel

Meals: Dinner

Welcome to the Himalayan land. Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, our official will greet you at the airport and takes you to the hotel. There will be a meeting in the evening to brief you the trekking and the essentials so that you can well prepare before heading to the Himalayas.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing (Altitude: 1,360m)

Accommodation: Three Star Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Kathmandu valley is famous for the traditional art, culture, religious places and ancient art and architectures. The medieval architecture of the Kathmandu valley is recognized by UNESCO by listing seven monuments among other numerous, Pashupatinath and Changunarayan the holy temples of Hindu, Bouddhanath and Swayambhunath, the holy Buddhist stupas and durbar squares of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. It is said that there are as many temples as there are houses and as many deities as there are people in Kathmandu valley. A trained city guide takes you to some of these sites and explains about them. After visiting the valley, you will back to your hotel and take rest and prepare for the next day trip.

Day 03 Flight to Pokhara and Trek to Ghandruk (Altitude: 1940m)

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

After breakfast, we will head towards the domestic airport to take a short and magnificent Mountain View flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. We will take a drive of one and half hour through a zigzag route over the middle of the hills to Nayapool from Pokhara to begin our trek. Now, we follow the trekking route to Ghandruk through Birethanti a prosperous riverside village on the bank of Modi Khola. Walk upstream through terraced paddy fields to Syauli Bazaar, then cross the suspension bridge and ascend, with breathtaking views of Machhapuchchhre (Fish tail), Hiunchuli and Annapurna South. Ghandruk is the beautiful Gurung settlement village where we will explore the Gurung museum and with great views of the valley gorge – and tomorrow’s trail. Stay overnight at Ghandruk.

Day 04: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (Altitude: 2170m)

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

After having the breakfast, we will start the trek that heads north passing through grazing land and climbing to a ridge.  You can have magnificent views of Mt. Machhapuchchhre, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and many others. The route then descends down into a green valley and cross suspension bridge over the Kimrong Khola. The trail then ascends through rhododendron and oak forest to Chere Danda and finally an easy trail lets you reach the Chhomrong village.

Day 05: Chhomrong to Bamboo (Altitude: 2310m)

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

After having breakfast, we start our day to a long descend down to Chhomrong Khola on the series of almost 2,500 carved stone staircase. Then the trail goes through the upper Modi Khola Valley. The trekking route then follows the beautiful Sinuwa Village and make through the dense forest of rhododendrons, oak and cane followed to the Kuldihar Village. The trail then follows comparatively an easy route to reach the Bamboo Village. Stay overnight at Bamboo village.

Day 06: Bamboo to Deurali (Altitude: 3230m)

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Walking Hours: 3-4 Hours

The name Bamboo village is named after its forest full of bamboos. After having the breakfast, we start our trek that goes through the middle of the dark and dense forest. We will pass the Himalayan Hotel and the view of Glacier River that entertains you on the way. As the altitude increases, forest gives way to alpine scrub and grasses. The trail then follows a steep climb through forest and reach Hinku cave. Explore the cave and head towards our destination. The route then drops closer to the river and a gradual climbing brings us to the Deurali Village. Collect the memories of waterfalls, diverse vegetation, rivers and cliffs and spend the night over Deurali.

Day 07: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (Altitude: 4130) Via MBC (3700m)

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Walking Hours: 6-7 Hours

Today is the day to reach our final destination Annapurna Base Camp. We head early in the morning after the breakfast with a gentle climb through a river bed and join a steep trail to the mountain side and reach Bagar from where the trail becomes more challenging until we reach to the Machhapuchchhre Base Camp. We will have a magnificent view of Mt. Machhapuchchhre (Fish Tail Peak) followed by astonishing close views of Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharbachuli and Gangapurna. The snowcapped towering mountains are at their best to snatch your attention and give you an everlasting memory of your life. As the trail extends towards Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), you can clearly hear your heart beats on excitement. Upon your successful arrival at the Annapurna Sanctuary, the high glacial basin of oval shaped plateau is surrounded by ring of mountains, the Mt. Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and many other peaks. You will have a magnificent 360-degree panorama view that satisfies you more than expected. Stay overnight at ABC.

Day 08: ABC to Bamboo (Altitude: 2310m)

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Walking Hours: 7-8 Hours

We will wake up early before the dawn to have an eye-catching unforgettable views and photo opportunities from the edge of the glacier. The circle of the Himalayas is at their best at the dawn and the sunrise views are amazing. After the breakfast, we will retrace back to bamboo. The trail today almost descends down all the way. We will descends down to the Deurali village and few ascends and most descends takes us to the Hinku Cave, Himalaya Hotel, and the same dark and dense bamboo forest with an easy walk until we reach Bamboo village. Stay overnight at Bamboo.

Day 09: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (Altitude: 1780m)

Accommodation:  Teahouse/Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

After breakfast, we start our journey and as earlier the route follows almost descend all the way. A few gentle ascends bring us to Kuldighar and then follows descending to  Chhomrong Khola then climbing the same long stone stairs ascending takes us to the Chhomrong village. The splendid mountain ranges, diverse and dense vegetation, natural springs, rivers and the fresh air remain with you throughout the whole trekking route. A natural hot spring bath may relieve your stress of walking and refresh your body muscles at Jhinu Danda. Stay overnight at Jhinu Danda.

Day 10: Jhinu Danda to Nayapul (1070m) and Drive Back to Pokhara (827m)

Accommodation: Guest House

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours/1-1.5 Hours Drive

After the breakfast, we will head downwards to Nayapul from where we will take taxi facility to reach Pokhara city. As the Pokhara excursion is not included in this itinerary, you shall explore the most beautiful city best known as the tourist city in Nepal as it has many things to offer to visit for tourists. Visit the lakes, waterfalls, caves and explore the lakeside at the evening. Stay overnight at Pokhara.

Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus

Accommodation: Guest House

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Drive: 6-7 Hours

After an early breakfast, transfer to tourist bus station and leave the beautiful city at 7:30 am. The drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu is itself an excursion. The scenic drive offers you to look over the rural Nepal along with the natural beauty of the alongside. The road follows the long distance of the famous rafting Trishuli River before you arrive to Kathmandu at mid day around 2-3pm. You will be then transferred to hotel and there will be a gathering of the group for the trip evaluation and the farewell for the trekking group in a typical Nepali restaurant at the evening before that you can explore the Thamel and make last minute shopping.

Day 12: Final Departure

Meal: Breakfast

Today is the final departure day as per the itinerary. If you are going back to your next destination then you should get your bags ready and leave the hotel 3 hours prior to the schedule flight time and one of our officials will be with you to drop at the airport. If you have time and wish to join any of the other programs then we are there at your service. Please consult to us on this regard.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop with an escort
  • Local transportation with private service
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara by bus, car or by flight as per your request
  • Full Board Plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation, ) during trek,
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with BB plan
  • City tour guide in Kathmandu
  • English speaking with license  Holder Trekking guide
  • Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
  • All government tax
  • First aid kid

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Your travel insurance
  • International flight and departure tax
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Nepal entry visa fee US 30 (Duration 60 days from date of issue)
  • Your personal nature expenses such as bar bill, laundry, beverages
  • Bar Bill (Beer , whisky, cola, mineral water and tea, coffee )
  • Tipping for guide ,Porter and driver
  • Doesn’t mention service included.

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