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

Trip Higlights of The Annapurna Base camp Trek

  • UNESCIO heritage site tour
  • Visit the beautiful city of Nepal pokhara city
  • 360 Degree view of Annapurna himilaya range
  • See the gurung culture and Museum in Ghandruk
  • Natural hotspring in Jhinudanda
  • Massive view of Annapurna, Gangapurna , Fishtail and other Annapurna himilaya range.
  • Walking in Rhododendron forest.

Overview of Annapurna Base camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is regarded as the legendary, classical, and heavenly and one of the world’s best holiday experience walking through diverse tranquil landscape, terraced fields, attractive Gurung and Magar villages with wide varieties of flora and fauna because of which most of the diverse outdoor enthusiasts follow this route. Every year more than 55,000 trekkers, almost 75% of the total, make their way to this route as it is the quite easy and shorter trek comparing to other high altitude treks in Nepal with minimal guarantee of the expectations.

Annapurna Base Camp is a short period trek that is suitable for those who want to explore the splendidly beautiful Himalaya peaks of the Annapurna Region that encompasses Annapurna, Dhawalagiri, Himchuli, Gangapurna, Fishtail Mountain, the unclimbed Fang, Glacier Dome among the others and ensures fun, delight, enrichment with the scenic beauty, pleasure and a superlative insight into the natural and diverse cultural heritage of the Annapurna region in a short holiday period with relatively an easy walking.

Annapurna Base Camp trek is particularly favorable in spring when the mountains are decorated with blossomed rhododendron forest and the views of the Himalayas are crystal clear. The only way to enter in this paradise is through the gorge between the Machhapuchchhre and Himchuli mountains. The trek starts from Nayapul after one and half hour drive from Pokhara. The trail then goes through several Gurung and Magar villages, rhododendron and bamboo forests and fine terraces. Machhapurchchhre Base Camp is another attraction of this route as ABC passes through MBC and will have chance of viewing two base camps in one trekking attempt. The trail then finally steps into the wonderful amphitheatre which is also called the sanctuary because of its superb location surrounding by snowcapped mountains from all the sides, beauty, natural tranquility and the attachment of holy Hindu goddesses Annapurna and Gangapurna where one remains completely attached with the astonishing 360-degree views of the unbelievable gift of the nature.

Food and Accommodation:

A three star hotel or similar facility is provided during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara whereas Teahouse/Lodges facility is provided during the trek. All accommodation is twin-shared basis and single room is provided on your request with additional cost. Single rooms are easily available at the city area whereas it is difficult at the higher elevation.
Hygienic foods are provided during the trekking days. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided during the trek. Most common food is Nepali typical Dal, Bhat and Tarkari whereas common international cuisine (Chinese, Italian, Continental, Indian etc.) are also available. You will be provided the best food available as per the menu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners from our side.

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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