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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna base camp view during the winter visit.

Trip Highlights

  • Stunning close up views of Annapurna, Macchapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain), Himchuli, Dhaulagiri and others.
  • Exceptional culture experience into the contemporary mountain life of the Gurung villages in the western Nepal.
  • Observe, the rich biodiversity of Annapurna Conservation Area Project and a great opportunity to spot rare wildlife in its habitat.
  • Relax in a natural hot spring on the way back from Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Visit to Macchapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp.

Trip Facts

Trip Code: HA-NP-003
Trek Duration: Nayapul - Poon hill - Annapurna base camp
Trip Duration: 13 days(s)
Max Altitude: Annapurna base camp height 4,130 meters
Trip Grade: 3
Lodging: Hotel in city, teahouse in trek
Meals: B in city, full board on ABC trek
Transportation: Regular tourist bus + Private vehicle
Communication: Available some part
Group Size: Min 2 pax
Best Season: Sept - Dec, Mar - June
Per Day Walk: 5-6 hrs
Room Included: Yes
Prices: Standard → USD $ 1200 P/P

Overview

Annapurna base camp trek is a beautiful trek into the heart of the impressive Annapurna Himalayas with unsurpassed beauty. The praise for the beauty of the Annapurna region is sung all over the world. Even in a country like Nepal whose horizons overflow with crystalline Himalayan ranges trekkers consider the intense beauty of Annapurna Sanctuary with a unique reverence. The rich and diverse landscape of the Annapurna region is a home to rich flora and fauna. Along the trek, the travelers can explore the rich fauna and get ample of opportunities to spot some wild Himalayan wildlife.

The foothills of the Annapurna are dominated by diverse ethnic groups with their charming villages and terraced farms. As we go higher in the region, the terrains are pristine and roved only by shepherds. Annapurna Base camp trek involves staying in these beautiful multi ethnic villages. This offers a great opportunity to explore and closely observe the culture and lifestyle in these magnificent villages.

Like most of the trek to the Annapurna region, trek to Annapurna base camp also begins with a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. The trail then traverses through cascading waterfalls, beautiful villages, lush rhododendron forests, terraced farmlands, and astonishing mountain vistas before reaching the base camp of the Annapurna. During the trail, we spend time in picturesque Gurung villages like which offers warm hospitality and stunning mountain views along with amazing cultural experiences.

Annapurna base Camp Trek is a perfect trek to explore the diverse cultural, amusing biodiversity and extraordinary landscape of the Annapurna region. Join the beautiful Annapurna base Camp trek from Himalayan Advisor to get the best of experience in the beautiful Annapurna region.

Trip Outline

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga
Day 04: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
Day 05: Pun hill hike and trek to Tadapani
Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong
Day 07: Trek from Chhomrong to Himalaya
Day 08: Trek from Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp
Day 09: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) to Bamboo
Day 10: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda
Day 11: Trek from Jhinu to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara
Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
Day 13: Final departure from Kathmandu / Extend your holiday

 

Service includes

  • Complementary welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu before and after the Annapurna trek
  • 2 night’s twin/triple sharing standard accommodation in Hotel Happy Home or similar in Kathmandu
  • 2 night’s twin/triple sharing standard accommodation in Hotel Family Home or similar in Pokhara
  • All local transportation by suitable vehicle (car, van, bus) in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and return both ways by regular tourist bus
  • Pokhara to trek starting point and trek finish point to Pokhara by suitable vehicle
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the Annapurna base camp trek
  • Twin sharing Accommodation on tea house lodge/tented camp during the trek as per itinerary
  • One trekking guide (English speaking, First Aid and eco trained) and porter ( 1 porter based on 2 pax), all payments with insurance
  • Annapurna conservation area entry fee & TIMS permit
  • Down jacket, Sleeping bag, Himalayan Advisor duffel bag, T-shirt included
  • Exclusive medical kit bag
  • All government and local taxes

Service does not include

  • Visa fees, intl. airfare & departure taxes
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara beside mentioned
  • Travel and rescue insurance for Annapurna base camp trek
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, hot shower, battery recharge, bar bills & extra porters etc.
  • Tips for driver, guide and porters
  • Any extending trips
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  2. Detail Itinerary

    Arrival in Kathmandu:
    After clearing immigration and customs at the airport, we will be received by the friendly staff from Himalayan Advisor. We will be assisted with our transfer to the hotel in vibrant Thamel. After the check in at the hotel, you are free to rest to roam around the frenetic Kathmandu city. Kathmandu is a labyrinth of streets and markets, crowded with exotic produce and a mystifying blend of people. In the evening, savor the delicious Nepali cuisine on a welcome dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

    Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus:
    We wake up early to prepare for a seven hour long drive to Pokhara after breakfast. Our road to Pokhara is pleasant as it winds down, hugging the terraced fields and hills. The road follows Trishuli River to Mugling where Trishuli and Marsyandi river confluences. We can view the beautiful terrace farmland, streams, green hills and country lifestyle from our window. We cross the Marshyandi River to reach Pokhara. Upon arrival in Pokhara, beautiful city with many crystal clear lakes and magnificent mountain views, we may relax near lakeside or explore the vibrant city.

    Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga:
    After a hearty breakfast, we take an hour long drive to Nayapul, from where we will start our trekking adventure to Annapurna Base Camp. We walk along a beautiful trail walking through subtropical forest, we reach a beautiful, flourishing village of Birethanti situated on the confluence of The Modi and Burundi River. We follow the trail through bamboo forests, waterfall and streams to gradually ascend to Tikhedhunga. Overnight at a teahouse in Tikhedhunga.
     
    Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani:
    After breakfast at Tikhedunga, we start our walk to Ghorepani village with steeply ascends on the stone stairs to Ulleri village. There are around 300o steps and will take us around 2 hours to reach Ulleri.  Past the village of Ulleri the trail ascends through meadows, terrace farmlands, beautiful rhododendron forest and cross several streams.  The sub-tropical forest on the trail is a home to many birds and animals. The trail is great for bird watching with an opportunity to spot redstarts, varieties of kingfishers, dippers, forktails along the river, magpies, parakeets, many kinds of warblers, barbets, etc. After few hours of walk we reach a beautiful Gurung village of Ghorepani offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. Overnight at a teahouse in Ghorepani.

    Hike to Poonhill and trek to Tadapani:
    We rise early at dawn to hike to Poon hill. The sunrise view over the Annapurna range from the poon hill is considered to be one of the most beautiful scenery. We can view the snowy peaks of the high mountains loom above and around us glowing in the morning light. After being awestruck by the spectacular mountain views in Poonhill, we walk back to Ghorepani for breakfast.  We then start our trek towards Tadapani on a winding trail along beautiful rhododendron, pine and fir forest. Overnight in a teahouse in Tadapani.

    Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong:
    We start to descend from Tadapani on a steep trail as it winds through a dense rhododendron forest to open up to perfectly manicured terraced fields. We cross a stream on a suspension bridge and ascend steadily to pass a few surging waterfalls. We walk further as we walk uphill and downhill along the trail to reach Chhomrong, a beautiful village located on the lap of the mighty Annapurna range. Overnight at a teahouse in Chhomrong.

    Trek from Chhomrong to Himalaya:
    The trail from Chhomrong descends through thousands of stone steps and crosses the Chhomrung Khola on the bridge. We then climb up to Sinuwa and walk through a beautiful rhododendron forest festooned with orchids and ferns. We descend down on stone steps to Bamboo and walk pass Dovan to climb through Bamboo forest. Further ascent from here we will reach a beautiful village of Himalaya. Overnight at a teahouse in Himalaya.

    Trek from Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp:
    Today we will visit Annapurna Base Camp. We walk past the village of Himalaya  and enter into sparsely vegetated rocky terrain. We take a steep ascent to Hinku cave and cross the arduous moraine intercepted by creeks with ice deposition to Deurali. We walk along a river bed and then take an ascent to Machhapuchre Base Camp via Bagar. We can relish magnificent views of Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna from the base camp. We notice that the vegetation along the trail disappears as we continue towards Annapurna Base Camp.  The camp boasts a dramatic 360 degree panorama of mountains of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Overnight in Annapurna base Camp.

    Trek from Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) to Bamboo:
    We wake up early to view the stunning sunrise over the mountains. We observe the magnificent beauty as the peaks are lit golden by the sunlight. After relishing the splendid panorama from Annapurna Base Camp, we retrace our way back to the village of Bamboo. We walk along the beautiful trail of rhododendron and bamboo forest with stunning mountain views as we descend to Bamboo. Overnight in a teahouse in Bamboo.

    Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda:
    We continue our detour from Bamboo through the trail to Jhinu Danda. The trail initially climbs steeply along stone steps with occasional sections of a gentler incline. After we reach the top, the trail plunges down to the Chhomrong river. We then take a staircase up to the Chhomrung village where we can have a beautiful views of the Valley. After a short rest at Chhomrung, We take a steep descend to Jhinu Danda. A popular hot spring is around 15-20 minute walk from Jhinu Danda.The hot spring is a great way to soothe and relax our exhausted muscles. Overnight at a teahouse in Jhinu Danda.

    Jhinu Danda to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara
    Today is our last day trekking in the Annapurna region. We follow the trail going uphill and  downhill along the terraced fields. The trail then starts to level off a little near the river bed and continue to follow the river through the forest. We continue our walk until we reach Nayapul via Sauli bazaar. Upon reaching Nayapul, we drive back to the beautiful Pokhara city. We check in at a hotel in Pokhara and spend the rest of the day as we wish. We can relax alongside the serene lake or get lost in the beautiful shops and restaurants in Pokhara. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

    Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu in a Tourist bus.
    Today we bid goodbye to the beautiful lake city of Pokhara as we take a seven hour long drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. We drive along the beautiful countryside with terrace farms, traditional houses and the Trishuli River as the road wraps around the hills. Upon reaching Kathmandu we are transferred to our hotel for check in. After the check in at a hotel, we are free to roam around the vibrant Kathmandu city. This is a great to do some souvenir shopping, visit some cultural heritages or relax in a restaurant or a spa in the city. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

    Final departure from Kathmandu:
    Our wonderful holiday in this beautiful comes to an end today. We can also extend our memorial trekking holiday into a more fun adventure with activities like rafting and jungle safari.  If decide to keep some of the fun activities for our next visit to Nepal, we get escorted to the international airport for our flight back to our next destination. As we bid the mountains a sad farewell, we feel a huge sense of fulfillment and a touch of pride at completing one of the most beautiful treks in the world. Himalayan Advisor will love to serve you for your future trek and tour holiday in the Himalayas.

    Trip Extention: You can always opt to extend your holiday in Nepal with activities like trekking, rafting and jungle Safari in Chitwan. Please let us know if you would like to extend your tour days or add up some destinations or some fun activities in Nepal to the tour. We would love to serve you for your optimum satisfaction during your visit in Nepal.

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    What is the best season to do the Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

    Autumn (Sept to Nov) and Spring (March to May) are the considered to be the best seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. The weather during the Spring is sunny and warm with outstanding views. We can also view the hills covered with rhododendron with the magnificent mountain backdrops during the spring.  Autumn gets little colder than the springs, but the sky is the clearest and offers the most magnificent views.

    How difficult is the trek to Annapurna Base Camp? Can I do it?

    The trek to Annapurna Base Camp is considered to be a moderately difficult trek. The trek takes you to the altitude of 4200m and requires a 5-7 hour of walking on a day. The Annapurna Base Camp trekking itinerary from Himalaya discovery is designed for novice trekkers who are in good health with normal physical fitness. No previous experience trekking experience is necessary. So, if you are in good health with normal physical fitness, you can make it to our Annapurna Base Camp trek.

    What is the maximum altitude of the trek and how is the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness?

    The maximum altitude during the trek is at Annapurna base camp at the altitude of 4200m from the sea level. The Annapurna Base camp trek does carry significant risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and requires precautionary actions. Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Advisor.  Our treks are designed to lower the risk of Altitude sickness by enabling everyone to acclimatize to these altitudes, but you should be aware that it is still possible for you to be affected.

    What type of food can I expect during the trek?

    Most teahouses along the Annapurna Base Camp trail cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian food. The menu in the teahouses is varied, ranging from traditional Dal Bhat, Momo and noodles to Pasta, tuna bakes and pizza. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu which assists with acclimatization in the higher altitude. In the main cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, you can find wide varieties of vegetarian, non-vegetarian, local and western food.

    What are the clothing and equipment requirements during the Trek?

    The Himalayas are rather unpredictable where we could be exposed to bad weather at any time, so be prepared for all weathers and temperatures. The key to staying comfortable during the trek is by layering. Get versatile layers that mix and match to create the right amount of insulation, ventilation and weather protection.  We provide you with a detailed packing kit-list on your registration. We are always available if you need advice.

    What type of Accommodation do I expect during the trek?

    The Annapurna Base Camp trek is a teahouse styled trekking and does not include camping. Since the Annapurna region is one of the most popular regions for trekking, there are plenty of teahouses available along the trail. Except for one or two luxury hotels, most of the tea-house lodges are decent with basic facilities. You can expect a basic room with two beds, thin mattress, a pillow and a blanket for each. Bringing a sleeping bag is advisable as a blanket provided in the teahouse will not suffice. Most of the teahouse has squat toilet. The accommodation in the cities is at decent 3 star hotels with standard facilities.

    What happens if there is an emergency?

    Your safety and health is of paramount concerns to us. In case of emergency, we provide backup staff and helicopter rescue services requesting with your insurance company. All our guides and leaders are well trained in first aid and mountain rescues. Any safety concerns are speedily dealt with.

    Environmental Concerns:

    Himalayan Advisor is highly concerned about the environment it operates on. We believe in protecting our natural environment and take utmost care that our actions do not harm the environment. We actively participate in environmental protection and preservation campaign and encourage everyone to do so. Our crew members are trained by Kathmandu Environmental and Education Project (KEEP)  for making our tours and trekking packages environment friendly for sustainable tourism in Nepal.

     

Departure Dates
Group: Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary is designed based on group joining. If you want to private group trip that also available.

Dates: Start date means your arrival day in Kathmandu and end date means final departure date from Kathmandu. This is group joining date but you can ask private date if you want private. You can extend your time before or after the trip complete if necessary.

Price: The publish price are fixed per person and in group joining basis. If you are single traveler you must pay extra cost of US$ 280.00 (If no group join) or if you prefer single accommodation US$ 100.00 will be extra on the given cost.

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