Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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- Trip Code:
- 11 days
- Trip Level:
ModeratePaths can be rough, steep and have many ups and downs with some exposure to altitude. Early in the season expect snow patches at higher altitudes. Good health conditions and level of fitness are essential. Generally we attain the altitude between 900m to 3,000m.
- Max Altitude:
- 4200 Meter
- Sightseeing and Trekking
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- End at:
- Trip Route:
- Kathmandu -Pokhara -Chhomrong -Bamboo - Deurali -Jhinu Danda -Nayapul -Lukla-Kathmandu
- Best Season:
- February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December
Annapurna Base Camp Trek makes for a grand destination for a delightful trek. In like manner, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the most famous Annapurna trek of Nepal. The journey is as naturally captivating as it is opulent in Himalayan aesthetics. The region of Annapurna is considered as one of the most naturally iridescent regions of Nepal. Due to the region’s easy accessibility from the capital, plenty of good guesthouses and tea-houses along well-trodden routes and its ethnic population of Magar, Gurung and Rai people,
The ABC trekking Itinerary 11 days starts from the gorgeous lake-side city of Pokhara and has trails that wind through ethnic settlements and villages that are shadowed by the Annapurna Himalaya massif. The journey is a moderate trip that takes trekkers into the heart of the region and presents spell-binding views and sights of glistening peaks that tower over iridescent river valleys and coruscating ridges and pastures. Moreover, the trekking journey also passes through prominent Rai and Magar settlements like Ghandruk, Deurali, and Chhomrong among others, advancing through the Annapurna Conservation Area- the largest protected area of Nepal to finally reach the base camp of Mount Annapurna. While trekking, the sight of mountain peaks like Gangapurna (7454m), the Machhapuchhre (6997m), Mount Lamjung (6983m) and the Himchuli Himal (6441m) among many others along with the Mount Annapurna massif are seen in a spectacular manner. The best times to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek are during the spring and the autumn seasons. The spring lasts from March to May and the autumn season takes place from the months of September through December. In the spring, the trekking trail light ablaze with the blossoms of red, white and pink rhododendrons. During autumn, the weather is crisp and dry, with low-hanging mist that shrouds the pastures like suspended cotton.
Join Himalayan Recreation Treks for an unforgettable trip of a lifetime! Our Annapurna Base camp Trek package is a well-rounded and carefully crafted trip that includes the best aspects of the Annapurna region. With us, you will get the best care and services throughout the journey. Our professional staff, guides, and team members are always working towards providing the best services and facilities to all our valued customers and we guarantee the best trekking experience!
ITINERARY Expand All Download PDF Brochure
When you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted and welcomed by our staff member. He will help you get to your hotel in the city. There is nothing else planned today, you may check into your Hotel and relax. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
You will be transferred to the airport for your early morning flight to Pokhara. The short scenic flight takes about 30 minutes. Pokhara is amongst the most famous cities of Nepal, and it is also often referred to as “the Tourist Hub” of the country. Upon landing at Pokhara, you will begin your trek to Ghandruk- a Gurung town from where the views of the Annapurna I (8091m) and the Himchuli Peak (6441m) are absolutely amazing. Trekking along with verdant bamboo forests and crossing terrace farms laden with wet rice, barley, and maize, you will also cross several small settlements along the way, like Nayapul and Lumle. Accommodation at the guesthouse.
From Ghandruk, you will follow a steady uphill-and-downhill climb through lush woodlands and rhododendron-laden trail to Chhomrong. Today might be a rather tough day of trekking on uneven trails. Initially, the trail is paved with slate stones and after a while, you will reach the top of the hill from where you can overlook at the gaping valley below. After a steep downhill walk, you will cross the river and arrive at the isolated settlement of Kimrong. Chhomrong is situated about a 90 minutes’ walk uphill from here. Accommodation at a guesthouse.
The trail continues towards the Chhomrong Khola. Crossing the river and descending up 2,500 stone steps carved into the hillside, we will reach Sinuwa. All along the journey, you can catch amazing sights of the Machhapuchhre Peak (6997m), the Annapurna Himal (8091m) as well as the Himchuli Peak (6441). After passing Kuldighar, the trail is an easy downhill walk towards Bamboo. Accommodation at a guesthouse.
Passing through amazing lush, damp and wet Bamboo forests that form a dense green canopy above the trail, you will ascend steadily downwards along steep sections that are cut across the hills. You reach the Himalayan Hotel and with a steep climb, you will reach the Hinku cave. From here, the trail drops down towards the river again and turns uphill to reach Deurali. Shrubs of magnolia and small rhododendron trees cover the trail and wildflowers add a colourful patina to the wet rocks along the terrain. Accommodation at a guesthouse.
Climbing gently alongside the riverbed, you will be making your way over a mountainside towards Bagar. From here, the trail ahead leads towards the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. It is a somewhat strenuous trek. From the Machhapuchhre Base Camp, the Annapurna Base Camp is situated at a distance of about 2 hours. Views of the Machhapuchhre Himal (6997m), the Himchuli Peak (6441m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna III (7555m) and the Gangapurna Peak (7454m) from the base camp of Machhapuchhre are quite spectacular. Along the trek through the Annapurna sanctuary, you can get a sensational view of the near-vertical south face of the Annapurna towering above in a hauntingly beautiful way. Trekking through an amazing landscape, you will finally reach the Annapurna Base Camp from where the sights of the Annapurna massif, as well as many neighbouring peaks, are splendid. Accommodation at the Annapurna Base Camp.
From the Annapurna Base Camp, we will retrace our steps back towards Bamboo. Trekking through the sanctuary, you can take in the moist wetland feel of the landscape, where the trail passes over small brooks and rivers and mighty trees shadow the trail overhead with branches covered in lichen, orchids, and moss. The trek back towards bamboo is downhill, so it isn’t very difficult. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
acing our steps back, we will trek uphill from Bamboo towards Kuldighar, from where we will descend down again towards the Chhomrong Khola. Climbing the stone steps once again to Chhomrong, we will follow the trail towards JhinuDada- a beautiful tranquil village that is famous for its natural hot springs. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
From Jhinu, you will trek along the beautiful countryside towards Nayapul. Distant views of the Annapurna Mountains loom up quite dramatically and the wet farms brimming with rice plantations provide the hamlets with a rich natural pulchritude. From Nayapul, it is an hour’s drive to Pokhara. When you reach Pokhara, in the evening, you can also enjoy a beautiful boat-ride on the pristine Phewa Lake and explore the lake-side area where there are many restaurants that cater to many different continental cuisines as well as cultural programs. Overnight stay at a Hotel.
You will say goodbye to the Annapurna Mountains one last time as you drive back to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival back in the capital, you can spend the time as you please, exploring the city on your own or relaxing. You can visit different landmarks of the city as well if you want. Accommodation at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
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2 Night Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast in 3 star
1 Night Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast in 3 star
Tea house Accommodation during a trek
Full Board meals from menu (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
An Expert English speaking guide with his/her food, accommodation, insurance and salary.
Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight
Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus and rest by private car
- Pickup and drop at Airport
- 2-night hotel stays in Kathmandu on B/B Plan (3 star)
- 1 Night Hotel Stay in Pokhara in B/B Plan (3 Star)
- Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking period
- Air fair for Kathmandu-Pokhara
- 8 night Accommodations during the trek
- Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour inclusive of guide, and transportation
- A government license holder guide
- Porter to carry your baggage
- Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
- Ground Transportation Charge while returning back to Kathmandu from the trekking destination
- TIMS card(Trekker’s information Management System)
- First Aid Kit
- Trekking Permits needed
- All government taxes, VAT and service charges
- Farewell dinner prior to departure
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel insurance
- Tips for trekking staffs
- Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors
- Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipments, Gifts and souvenirs
- All items not listed in Cost included section
TRAVEL INSURANCEProof of travel insurance is mandatory before starting the trek. Standard policies often only cover medical evacuation to 4000m so make sure the policy you get covers trekking as an activity up to 6000m. You only need to be covered on the policy for the days you will actually be trekking. We have some suggestions on finding an insurance company on our Terms of Service Page
EXTRA COSTS AND EXCLUSIONSOur trekking packages are pretty much all inclusive when you arrive in Nepal. Here are additional expenses that you can plan on while trekking:
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- Sleeping Bag Rental $20 and Down Jacket $15 if needed.
- All the meals are included on the trek but we only include breakfast while you are in Kathmandu.
- We suggest a tip for the guide and porter after the trek – Plan on around 10% of the cost of your trek.
- We don’t include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle).
- The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few of the tea houses for between $4 and $6. Charging electronic devices is possible in the tea houses and charging costs between $1 and $3 an hour.
- Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($40/night) and meals in Kathmandu or Lukla for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.
SOLO TRAVELERSWe generally don’t charge solo travelers any extra fees. Solo travelers can expect their own hotel room in Kathmandu but will need to share a room with other group members during the trek. If availability allows we will arrange private rooms on the trek as well upon request.
CANCELLATION POLICIESWe understand things happen and plans change and will refund your deposit minus a $150 cancellation fee. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance notice.
EQUIPEMENTThe following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices, remember Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, there is plenty of choice and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotel’s storage room for no extra cost. HEAD
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Head torch
- Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
- Fleece jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Down jacket
- Lightweight cotton pants (long)
- Waterproof Pants
- Thin inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Comfortable Hiking boots
- Sleeping bag rated to – 20°C
- Trekking bags/duffel bag
- Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
- Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
- Water bottle or camel bag
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