Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Overview

Group size:1-12 people Max-Altitude:4,130m/13,549ft
Destination:Nepal Trip Grade level:Moderate  
Arrival on:Kathmandu, Nepal Departure from:Kathmandu, Nepal
Meals:Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
Accommodation:Hotel accomodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek

Trip Highlight:

  • Explore the World famous trekking route in a lap of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri region.
  • Scenic view of Annapurna with an ethnic Gurung Village
  • Magnificent views of Himachuli, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail (Macchappurche), Annapurna I
  • Don’t miss the hot natural spring bath in Jhinu Dada

Trip Introduction:

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal and most of tourist favourite route. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.  Every year, more than 50000 tourists visit this area. Many big traveller website and magazine feature the Annapurna Base Camp to explain about amazing trekking route with diverse landscape and mesmerizing views of Annapurna Himalayan region. It is situated in 4130 meters above sea level.

This trek will give lifetime experience of high altitude trekking in Nepal. This trekking is also featured on almost all travel sites, magazines and also trekkers in the world to explain about trekking route with amazing landscape with mesmerizing Himalaya of Annapurna.

The trek takes you to into dense forest of rhododendron, pine and bamboo trees with majestic peaks all the way.
Anyone can do this with good physical and mentally fit person. During ABC trek, you can visit from the two base camps. (i) Machapuchare Base Camp and (ii) Annapurna Base Camp. Both offer the best Himalaya view from that point, you can see the Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges having Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937m), Mt. Annapurna III (7555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Annapurna South (7219m), Mt. Nilgiri (7741m), Mt. Manaslu (8163m), Mt. Fishtail aka Machapuchare (6998m) & also Tilicho peak (7134m) and other Himalayas.

The ABC trek is moderate trekking route and also having chance of Altitude Sickness (AMS). This trek is an excellent choice or opportunity to witness of majestic views of Himalayas and on the way.

Our 15 days Annapurna Base Camp trekking is ideal for those trekkers who want to trek to Annapurna Base Camp with magnificent views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri region Himalaya. It is the best opportunity to explore the world of Himalaya. However, trekkers must be good health and physically fit for this trekking. In this itinerary, we keep in mind to acclimatized with the environment very well.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
Day 2: Travel From Kathmandu To Pokhara
Day 3: Pokhara – Nayapul – Ulleri (1960m, 6 hrs trek)
Day 4: Ulleri – Ghorepani (2750m, 4 hrs trek)
Day 5: Ghorepani – Poon Hill – Tadapani (2590m, 6 hrs trek)
Day 6: Tadapani – Chhomrong (5 Hrs, 1951m)
Day 7: Chhomrong – Himalaya Hotel (2920m) (7 hrs trek)
Day 8: Himalaya Hotel – Annapurna Base Camp (7 hrs, 4200m)
Day 9: Annapurna Base Camp – Bamboo (6 hrs, 2335m)
Day 10: Bamboo – Jhinu Danda (Hot Spring) (4 hrs / 1780m)
Day 11: Jhinu Danda – Pothana (6 hrs / 1980m)
Day 12: Pothana – Phedi – Pokhara (7 hrs / 1900m)
Day 13: Return From Pokhara – Kathmandu
Day 14: Kathmandu Tour
Day 15: Farewell

Includes:

  • Basic lodge accommodation on trek
  • 3 nights 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu – on twin sharing with breakfast
  • 2 nights 3 star hotel accommodation in Pokhara – on twin sharing with breakfast
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) as per above program during the trekking
  • All domestic transport as listed in itinerary by tourist bus and taxi
  • Annapurna conservation entrance fees
  • Trekking permit (TIMS)
  • Porter to carry personal gear
  • 15kg luggage allowance while on a trek
  • English speaking trekking guide

Excludes:

  • Cost for extra usage of vehicle, other than scheduled & mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Cost for any other service not mentioned under the “Cost Includes” Head
  • Travel Insurance
  • Additional cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case, extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly.
  • Payment for service provided on a personal request.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Airfare

Day 1 Arrive Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
At a very first day of the trip our representative will give you a warm welcome at airport, take you to your hotel and explains all the details about the program briefly so that you can make your mind for the tour tomorrow to Annapurna Base Camp. You can visit some local places of Kathmandu or rest in hotel the choice is yours.

Day 2 Travel From Kathmandu To Pokhara
The next day our representative will once again meet you and escort you to your destination Pokhara which is one of the top tourist spot of Nepal.

Day 3 Pokhara – Nayapul – Ulleri (1960m, 6hrs trek)
After two hours of drive to Nayapul we will begin our walk through Bhurungdi Khola. Then we will depart to Tirkhedung where we will have our lunch. We will keep on trailing down and cross the Bhurungdi Khola at a point to reach Ulleri. There we will stay in a lodge and rest.

Day 4 Ulleri – Ghorepani (2750m, 4 hrs Trek)
Early in the morning, we will be climbing staircase that seems to go Total endless. But relax as we climb high up the stairs we will have spectacular view of Annapurna South. Further, we enter a wooded area passing pink blooming trees and large bamboo plants and come across a stream to be in Banthanti (2300m). Ahead, to the Nangathanti (2520 m), an hour climbs away to Ghorepani (2750m). On the trail to Nangathanti, we have jungle with thick vegetation, mossy tree and then we follow a stream up to a narrow valley climbing more stairs.

Day 5 Ghorepani – Poonhill – Tadapani (2590m, 6 hrs Trek)
Hike for around 1 hour to Poonhill (3190m) early in the morning. At the top of the Himalayas, offers a breathtaking view of the Dhaulagiri & Annapurna Range as rising sun swathes with its rays.. Trek back to Ghorepani and hit the trail back to Tadapani (2590m). The trail extends itself towards north in a ridgeline allowing visibility of Annapurnas stretching from east to west. Moving along with the canyon leads to sharply descending muddy slope followed by small settlement. Persisting down the narrow and muddy canyon which is heavily forested goes along with stream and down it sometimes. Finally, we arrive at open area visualizing a bigger valley. After hiking a dense forest and moving down to the stream we reach Tadapani for lodging.

Day 6 Tadapani- Chhomrong (1951m)[5 hrs trek]
The easy trail falls to Kimrung Khola and ascends again to reach Chhomrong Village. The village provides a beautiful view of Annapurna south, it is situated at the base of Hiunchuli Himal which is the highest permanent residential area in the valley. Chhomrong is one of the biggest village of Gurung ethnic people of Nepal. They are especially popular as a warrior after their fearless fight in the 1st and 2nd world war. These people are still serving as British Gorkha Army.

Day 7 Chhomrong – Himalaya Hotel (2920m) [7 hrs trek]
About 3 hr trek to Kuldi Ghar the route falls very steeply till the bank of rock to level out. Keeping the west side of rivers the undulating trail runs through thickest bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, pastures of Tomo. The trail then continues to the very neck of the gorge at Panchen Barah next to a small trail and shrine. Further, we climb to Himalaya Hotel for camp.

Day 8 Himalaya Hotel – Annapurna Base Camp (4200m) [7 hrs trek]
From here, our journey to the marvellous view starts through forest of rhododendron, bamboo and oak intercepted by small streams. The final stretch follows the, corridor-like hollow between the glacier and the mountain flank, ablation valley. The sensational 360-degree views of the near-vertical Annapurna I(8091m) &III(7555m), Machhapuchhare, Varhha Shikar (7647m), Khansar Kang (7485m) and several other peaks towering above us like a white blanket of snow and ice and you may see Himalayan Thar, Himalayan weasels or pika(mouse-hare),though there are very few birds.

Day 9 Annapurna Base Camp – Bamboo (2335m) [6 hrs trek]
From here, we trace downhill to a pleasant camp spot at Bamboo which shouldn’t be very difficult.

Day 10 Bamboo – Jhinu Danda (Hot Spring) (1780m) [4 hrs trek]
The undulating trail through Khuldighar, across Chhomrong Khola to Chhomrong village and descent towards Sulphur-mixed hot spring located at Jhinua Danda. It is believed in Nepalese society that taking a bath here makes the skin disease and gout curable. Here, trekkers can enjoy natural hot spring water and relax after a tiresome trek.

Day 11 Jhinu Danda – Pothana (1980m) [6 hrs trek]
We have an easy way down to Gandruk, a Gurung village. Leaving Tolka after lunch the trail climbs to Deurali and descends to Pothana after crossing little creak.

Day 12 Pothana – Phedi – Pokhara (1900m) [7 hrs trek]
From Pothana we trek down to Dhumpus along with the beautiful landscape to Phedi and an hour drive back to Pokhara.

Day 13 Return From Pokhara – Kathmandu
After trekking, we will return back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. If you choose to travel by plane, free time in the morning can be used to roam in the city’s ample shops and cafes. You can also enjoy boating on beautiful Fewa Lake.

Day 14 Kathmandu Tour
We reached Kathmandu safely after the successful trek of Mt. Annapurna. There we visit many beautiful places of Kathmandu valley and spend a day there.

Day 15 Farewell
The very morning after breakfast our representative will guide you to airport to board on the flight for Kathmandu. From Kathmandu airport, we will take you to the hotel.

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new date, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

Check our assured departure schedules given below:

Start DateEnd Date Price in USD($)Booking
2019-12-082020-12-22
1600
2019-12-152019-12-29
1600
2020-03-152020-03-29
1600
2020-03-202020-04-03
1600
2020-03-282020-04-11
1600
2020-04-052020-04-19
1600
2020-04-102020-04-24
1600
2020-04-152020-04-29
1600
2020-04-202020-05-04
1600
2020-05-052020-05-19
1600
2020-05-102020-05-25
1600
2020-05-152020-05-30
1600
2020-05-202020-06-04
1600
2020-05-252020-06-08
1600
2020-06-022020-06-16
1600
2020-08-252020-09-08
1600
2020-09-022020-09-16
1600
2020-09-102020-09-24
1600
2020-09-172020-10-01
1600
2020-09-252020-10-09
1600
2020-10-022020-10-16
1600
2020-10-082020-10-22
1600
2020-10-142020-10-28
1600
2020-10-212020-11-04
1600
2020-10-302020-11-13
1600
2020-11-072020-11-21
1600

 

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