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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

5 - Excellent
Based on 4 Reviews

Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 16 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size
+2 People above
Trip Grade
Moderate
Accommodation
Hotel/Mountain Lodge
Max. Elevation
4130M
Meals
Full Board
Transportation
Tourist Bus & Jeep

Trip Highlights

  • Panoramic view of giant mountain Annapurna and Dhaulagiri
  • Beautiful Sunrise view in the morning
  • Typical culture of local people
  • Eye cacthing waterfall & sparkling Modi khola river
  • Friendly Gurung & Magar tribe & their hospitality
  • Beautiful terrace & animal farming

Trip Overview of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the short and sweet treks which offers a close-up view of Mt Annapurna I 8091 at Annapurna base camp 4130. The trekking journey to Annapurna base camp offers the various textures of nature and culture. The vivid breathtaking mountain view from the initial moment makes this journey very special and the rejuvenation of taking a natural hot spring pool bath at the end of trekking is unforgettable. For sure this is the only soft and sweet trekking to the base camp of 8000 m mountain.

Annapurna base camp trek was voted as one of the best trekking journeys across Nepal. This trekking journey starts from Pokhara 810m drive to Nayapul which takes 1.5 hours through beautiful Pokhara Beni highway. We start trekking from Nayapul following a small path accompanied by river Modi Khola to Birethanti and we follow the trail through river Burundi Khola. The trail goes passing through a narrow gorge surrounded by lush greenery and a terrace field. We spend the first night at Ulleri 2000m which is a typical Magar tribe village. The next day's trek leads to Ghorepani 2770 m typical Magar village famous for beautiful scenery. Next day early morning go hiking to Poonhill 3200m to see the panoramic Himalayan view. The trek leads forward through a lush green ridge and passes through several beautiful village-like Tadapani 2600m, Chomrong 2100m.  After the Chhomrong trail traverse through a narrow gorge created by the river Modi Khola. We pass through small settlement like Sinwa, Bamboo, Dovan, Himalaya, and Deurali. After Deurali 3200m the trail goes through the bottom of the sheer cliff. Sparkling resonance from river Modi Khola enhances your energy. After reaching Maachhapuchhre base camp 3700m you get the blessing of a breathtakingly beautiful mountain view. It takes a few hours to reach Annapurna base camp from MBC through a gradual uphill trail. Mesmerizing 360 panoramas can be seen from the Annapurna base camp including dozens of mountains.

 


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Itinerary

Once you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu, you need to go through custom formalities. You will find our representative waiting for you with a placard displaying your name. You will be transferred to the three-star category hotel in a private vehicle for a comfortable stay.

You will be taken to our office on the next day for documentation work. You will be introduced to your guide and fellow trekking members. The guide will give you a briefing regarding the Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary. Enjoy Full Day Guided Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour. The tour begins with a visit to Nepal’s holiest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and continues with a visit to Nepal’s largest Buddhist Stupa at Bouddhanath. We will also stop by Nepal’s oldest Swayambhunath Stupa. Our day tour concludes with a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square.

The distance from Kathmandu to Pokhara is 200 km. These two popular cities are linked together by Prithvi Highway. Early in the morning, we will reach Tourist Bus Station at Kantipath to catch a bus. We will follow the meandering path that offers exquisite views of green hills, the Trishuli River, and forest. We will reach Pokhara in about 5 hours. You can go boating in Phewa Lake in the evening and row the boat by yourself to reach the Island Temple of Tal Barahi that exists in the middle of Phewa Lake. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Taking breakfast early in the morning, we will take an hour-long drive and pass through Lumle village with a scenic view of Annapurna as the backdrop to reach Nayapul. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek begins from Nayapul. We will follow the Modi River and pass through the settlements of Ramgai and Sudame from where we will choose the escalating path uphill to Hile from where we will proceed to TikheDhunga. We will cross Bhurungdi River and climb stone staircases to the Magar village of Ulleri. Stay overnight in Ulleri.

We will cross the rhododendron and oak forest and choose the ascending path to Nangethati. Climbing further through oak and spruce forest that is rich in wildlife and bird views, we will reach Ghorepani. There is plenty of comfortable hotels in Ghorepani. Stay overnight in Ghorepani.

1 hour of the casual trek will take us to Poon Hill (3210m). We will enjoy the best sunrise view in Pokhara from Poon hill. We will also be rewarded with panoramic views of mountains including Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Nilgiri (7040m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Hunchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhare (6998m), Tukuche peak (6920m), Dhampus Peak (6012m) and other surrounding peaks and mountains. We will return to Ghorepani and pass through pine and juniper forest to Deurali and then we will lower down to Banthati from where we will head towards Tadapani for an overnight stay.

Leaving Tadapani, we will follow the ascending path to KimrungDanda. On the way, we can enjoy great views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain and Ganggapurna Mountain. We will descend from Kimrung hill to KimrongRiver. Walking along the bank of KimrongRiver, we will reach a hill named ChereDanda. The trail stretches through the forest area to the beautiful village of Chhomrong. Stay overnight in Chhomrong.

After an early morning tea, we will lower down to the suspension bridge over the ChomroRiver. We will follow the ascending path that stretches through settlements at Tilche and Bhanuwa. The trail takes us throughSinuwawhich allows a perfect view of the Modi River. Crossing the bamboo forest, we will reach Kuldighar from where we will arrive at bamboo. An hour of ascending trek from Bamboo takes us to Doban. Stay overnight in Doban.

The path from Dovan stretches downhill through a bamboo forest. We will climb uphill till we reach Himalaya Hotel. Beyond Himalaya hotel, we will exit from the forest. We will enjoy the breathtaking view of the glacial river before making it to Hinku Cave. The trail drops down to the river before we make ascend to Deurali. Enjoy the view of a cascading waterfall. Stay overnight in Deurali.

This is going to be rather a tough day. We will follow the difficult path through the rocky area to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Enjoy the views of Annapurna Mountain Range, Gangapurna Mountain, Hiunchuli Mountain, and other mountains. Stay overnight in Machhapuchhre Base Camp.

Climbing for two and half hours, we will reach Annapurna Base Camp. The major highlight of the trek, Base Camp of Annapurna offers a breath-taking view of sunrise over Annapurna I Mountain (8091m). We will get panoramic views of Annapurna south (7219m) Mountain, HiuchuliMountain (6441m), Fishtail Mountain (6993m), and SingaChuli Mountain(6501m), Tent peak Mountain (5663m), GangapurnaMountain (7455m) and other peaks and mountains. Stay overnight in Annapurna Base Camp.

Leaving Annapurna Base Camp early in the morning, we will follow the returning trail to Bamboo. It is going to be a long and tiring walk through rock and boulders to the forest. We will reach Bamboo late in the evening. Stay overnight in bamboo.

We will leave Bamboo early in the morning. The trail continues through Kuldighar. Lowering down to the Chhomrong River, we will walk along the river. The trail stretches uphill through stone steps to Chhomrong. We will descend to JhinuDanda. Near to our campsite is a hot spring. Stay overnight in JhinuDanda.

From JhinuDanda, the path lowers down to Kumnu River. We will cross the river and walk through the Modi River valley for a couple of hours to reach Kyumi. The path stretches further to Syauli Bazaar which is lined with tea houses and lodges. We will lower down further to Nayapul. Annapurna Base Camp Trek ends at Nayapul. We will catch a vehicle back to Pokhara. Stay overnight in Pokhara.

We will return to Kathmandu on this day. Follow the meandering Prithvi Highway for 7 hours to arrive in Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the hotel for a luxurious stay.

You will be transferred to the airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Safe journey.


What's included?

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Temple, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
  • Two-night accommodation with breakfast at 3-star category Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two-night accommodation with breakfast at 3-star category Hotel in Pokhara
  • Best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Both Way Tourist Bus (Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu) and Private car to and from Nayapul
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide (English speaking and Government licensed holder guide)
  • Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter) their food, accommodation, Salary, equipment, and staff insurance
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP and TIMS) Please bring 4 passport size photographs
  • All Local/Government Taxes and office service charge
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance Company

What's not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Meal not specified in the “meal inclusions” in the above itinerary
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and other expenses
  • International airfare to & from home town
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Gorepani and Pokhara
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
  • Tips and donations for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend

Fixed Departures

Start Date End Date Price Availability Booking
1305/PP 9 PAX
1305/PP 2 PAX
1305/PP 6 PAX
1305/PP 2 PAX
1305/PP 2 PAX
1250/PP 20 PAX
1305/PP 8 PAX
1305/PP 6 PAX
1305/PP 4 PAX
1305/PP 8 PAX
1305/PP 2 PAX
1305/PP 4 PAX
1250/PP 15 PAX
1305/PP 4 PAX
1305/PP 5 PAX
1305/PP 6 PAX
1305/PP 4 PAX
1305/PP 8 PAX
1190/PP 5 PAX

Essential Information

Annapurna Base Camp Trek What You Need Know?

When to Go?

March to May and mid-September to November are ideal times to go on trekking in Nepal. However, you can do the trek throughout the year, excluding harsh winter and heavy monsoon period for better experiences. Read more...

Gear Checklist

Gears and equipment assure your safety and smooth trekking experiences as you enter the Himalayas. With essential equipment, you can add some of the other specific ones which most probably will come handy in the trek. A reliable preparation from your side is a positive step for successful trekking and climbing expedition. Read more...

Food, drinking water, and accommodation facilities

The menu for everyday foods gets slimmer with a significant rise in altitude. One can always find a warm tea and basic local staple in the lodges or teahouses operating here. Natural drinking water sources, as well as Drinking water taps, are available throughout the trail. Accommodations might lose even some of the basic facilities as we move higher up in the trails of Himalayas. Read more...

Trip Permit

To enter and trek the protected and restricted segments of Nepal, you will have to take special permits from the government of Nepal for the sole purpose of preserving the people and nature of these areas. Read more...

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is one of the primary concern while trekking in the areas of higher altitude. You must be prepared and act quickly if the symptoms appear during the trek. Using some prevention techniques, you can slow down and minimize the symptoms of Altitude sickness up to some extent. Read More...

Physical condition and experience requirements

Different types and levels of trekking might require a certain minimum fitness level to accomplish. With the guides, you can make up for the segments of lacking experience of trekking. Nepal also offers a lot of different varieties of the trek which the trekkers of any age or physical condition can do. Selection of optimal trekking program is best for both parties. Read more...

Weather

Weather in the Higher Himalayas is always unpredictable. Regular monitoring and contact help us to be safe from any unforeseen change of weather in most cases. With the presence of a licensed guide, you can take correct destinations and make the most of the trek. Read more...


Reviews

5 - Excellent Based on 4 Review

Neal
2022

Neal Cooleman
Beligum


13 days trek to ABC

We are very happy with the service Hom and our guide Pramoud provided us. We booked a 13 day trekking with all meals, permits, sleeping bag/jacket and busride included for Read More ...
2019

Cristina
France


Amazing Annapurna Base Camp

We did ABC in August and it was amazing. The guide was very good and the deal with the agency was also very good. The next time I come to Read More ...
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