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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the most famous quick access base camp trekking in Nepal. The trek takes you to the base camps of the 7000 and 8000 meters mountains in a short span of time, which offers amazing Himalayan views, varied landscapes, rural settlements and the most fascinating cultures. The trek has some steep climbs and crosses a rocky, narrow path, but it is not difficult, so you can reach Annapurna Base Camp without altitude problems. Annapurna Base Camp is surrounded by the beautiful peaks of the high Himalayas. There are often tea shops throughout the trek route where you can easily buy drinking water, coca-cola and hot drinks. If you want to trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), you must first go to the famous tourist city Pokhara from Kathmandu by tourist bus, private car/vehicle or flight/airplane.

There are many alternative routes for Annapurna Base Camp trekking but most of the people choose the traditional route. It offers a wonderful walk through Poon Hill with diverse landscape and rich mountain scenery, terraced farms, quaint Gurung villages and a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Annapurna Base Camp is a high glacial basin located north of Pokhara and situated beneath a ring of eleven major peaks of Nepal. The trekking itinerary is based on the route chosen by you as the trek gives you trekking options of shorter and longer days so that you can choose the shorter or longer version of the trek as per your requirement.

The long Annapurna Base Camp trek route goes through Poon Hill which starts from Nayapul, it is about an hour's drive from Pokhara. From Nayapul, our original plan is to climb the first Ghorepani Poon hill (3210 m). Poon Hill is an excellent view point of the entire Annapurna region, offering views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and many other snow-capped mountains and excellent sunrise.

After visiting the Poon Hill continues trek to Tatapani, Chhomrong, Deurali, and finally reach at the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 m) and Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m). But some trekkers first go to Annapurna base camp and on their way back they come back via Ghorepani Poon Hill.

The short Annapurna Base Camp trek route also starts from Nayapul and goes through Ghandruk village or Jhinu Danda (hot spring) but some trekkers also start the trek from Dhampus Phedi or Kande. Trekking up to Annapurna Base Camp is possible at any time of the year, but the best time is from March to May and September to mid-December.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek en route has good availability of teahouse/lodge facilities, provides basic accommodation and hygienic food to trekkers and climbers so most of the trekkers prefer to eat and sleep in the teahouse which is much cheaper than doing a camping trek.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (850m) drive by Tourist Bus
Day 04: Pokhara Drive to nayapul trek to Tikhedhunga (1577 m)
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2855 m)
Day 06: Visit Poon Hill then trek to Tadapani (2610 m)
Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong (2170 m)
Day 08: Trek to Dovan (2600 m)
Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 m)
Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m)
Day 11: Trek to Bamboo (2310 m)
Day 12: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1780 m)
Day 13: Trek to Pothana (1900 m)
Day 14: Trek to Dhampus Phedi drive to Pokhara (850 m)
Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350m) drive by Tourist Bus
Day 16: Drive to Airport for flying your own destination


Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Annapurna
Trek Start Point:  Nayapul
Trek End Point: Dhampus Phedi
Trekking Accommodation:  Teahouse / Camping
Trekking Grade: Medium
Best Season:  March - June / September-November
Max Elevation: 4130 m
Duration: 16 Days

US$ 1260 Per Person

PRICE INCLUDES:-

  • Airport pick up and airport drop by private transportation including before and after the trek
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (2 and above participants get twin sharing room in 3-star standard hotel)
  • Historical monument city sightseeing with a tour guide
  • Historical monuments city sightseeing transportation by Non A/C Comfortable Vehicle
  • Kathmandu sightseeing/monument visits Entrance fees
  • Accommodation in Pokhara as per the itinerary with complimentary breakfast (2 and above participants get twin sharing room in a tourist standard hotel)
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and return transportation by tourist bus
  • Trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge/Teahouse (2 and above participants get twin sharing room)
  • Three time meals a day during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/Main course
  • Dessert (Fresh Fruits/Chocolate) after dinner on behalf of the company
  • One Experienced English-speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide and his food, accommodation, and salary
  • Porters carrying your luggage while trekking (Two guests get one porter carrying a maximum of 25 kg of luggage)
  • Pokhara to Nayapul and Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara transportation by private vehicle
  • Annapurna Conservation area project entry fee
  • Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Nepal Government taxes and office service charge

PRICE EXCLUDES:-

  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • International and domestic air tickets
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all types of hot drinks in Trekking
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Hot water, battery charge and hot shower charge during the trek (If need to pay)
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Expenses resulting from delays beyond our control in case of weather, flight cancellations, or natural calamities
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
After you arrive in Kathmandu airport please check our company board outside the main gate there will be our airport representative you will meet with him, and he will be transferred to hotel by private vehicle and our representative will help you to check in your hotel after that if time enough, representative will take you to our office for short briefing about the trip but if not enough time then give a short trip brief in hotel and request to pay the due balance for the trip. Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
After breakfast, Kathmandu visits Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Boudhanath Stupa which are all World Heritage Sites. Durbar Square throws light on the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important pilgrimage places for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as Monkey Temple and Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. Late in the afternoon, we introduced you to your mountain/trek guide. overnight at Hotel

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (850m) by tourist bus
Trekking staff will arrive at your hotel at 6:30 am to pick you up to the tourist bus station for journey to Pokhara. Normally bus leave at 7:00 am from Kantipath and it takes about 7 hours from Kathmandu. Today, you can take a breakfast in your hotel that you order earlier night or request to manage packing breakfast that you eat on bus a journey because on the way we are not stopping for breakfast as well not available good breakfast, but we stop for a lunch so try to eat Nepalese food (Dal Bhat). Afternoon you arrive in Pokhara then check in your hotel and refresh and look around lakeside. Pokhara is a beautiful valley, with panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. The town of Pokhara is set on the banks of the Phewa Lake. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu, providing the perfect starting point for our trek. Overnight at hotel.


Day 04: Drive to Nayapul then trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m)
We begin our trek at Nayapul after 1 hour driving by private vehicle from Pokhara. After 15 minutes short walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1015m) a large village that has many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village. The trail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1495m and after the short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1570m. Today’s walk offers a short and relatively easy day, during the journey allow getting use to the experience of trekking in Nepal. Overnight at teahouse

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2855m)

Leaving Tikhedhunga, we begin our journey with a steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2080m. The trail then continues to ascend more gently, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti at 2250m. Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2460m. After an hour walk we arrive at Ghorepani at 2855m. Overnight at teahouse

Day 06: Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2610m).

Today, early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3210m), a brilliant spectacle; this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas, including Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Dhampus peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli Peak, Machapuchare, Lamjung Himal etc. After enjoying the views then returning to Ghorepani we take a breakfast at teahouse then leaving Ghorepani to go for Tadapani (2610m), we make climb along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). After that we descend to the Banthanti, then turning off to Tadapani. Overnight at teahouse

Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong (2170)

Today, we start our journey with steep downhill through rhododendron forests. Leaving Tadapani, we descend steeply through forests and then the trail eases as we reach Gurjung village which is the village of Gurung people, with an easy walk to Chhomrong (2170m). Overnight at teahouse

Day 08: Trek to Dovan (2600m)

Today the trail drops down to the Chhomrong Khola and again we continue climbing to Khuldighar at 2380meters where there used to be an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area) Check post. There is a clearing in the forest a little further on, from which, the route travels very steeply down a rock bank then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. Overnight at teahouse

Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base camp (3700m)

The trail continues for about 2 hrs. From here, the route winds up steeply to a bank of rock and then levels out, running through thickets of Bamboo at the bottom of the gorge keeping always on the west side of the river. It then reaches the small shrine at Panchen Barah and from here the trail climbs to Himalaya Hotel it's about an hour walk, first on a rocky trail through forests, then up a steep ravine, to Hinko at 2,960m. The trail crosses a ravine & a major avalanche track just beyond Hinko, then climbs through large boulders. About half an hour beyond Hinko we reach Deurali at 3,000m. As the trail continues into the sanctuary, it crosses two wide avalanche tracks on a narrow trail that huddles up against the cliffs. The trail then descends to meet the Modi Khola & follows the river to Bagar. From Bagar we climb across more avalanche paths cross a moraine & a stream, and then climb towards an area known as Machhapchhre Base Camp at 3700m. One can have panoramic views of Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, and Gangapurna & Machhapuchhre (6,997m). Overnight at teahouse

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp
(4130m)
On the way to Annapurna base Camp (ABC) from Machhapuchhre base Camp (MBC), the vegetation disappears. We'll see the snow boulders melting and forming small streams. The path widens as we enter the sanctuary, follows a stream, and then climbs to a few huts alongside a moraine. There are sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above the sanctuary. Annapurna Base Camp sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding panorama of the 360 degrees. Savor the mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. The climax of our trip almost ends today. Overnight at teahouse

Day 11: Trek to Bamboo (2310m)
Get up in the early morning and savor the magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas from Annapurna base camp. After taking breakfast, we start descending from Annapurna base camp to Bamboo back through Machhapuchre base camp, Deurali, Himalayan Hotel, Dovan and finally reach at Bamboo (2310m). Heading back down to the valley is much easier than climbing up. You will see the waterfalls that drop down from a high point to the rocks below. We pass through the forests with great views of Fishtail and Hiunchuli mountains. Overnight at teahouse

Day 12: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1780m) Hot Spring

From Bamboo we make a steep ascent to the Kuldi Ghar and then to Sinuwa following the stone steps that leads to Lower Chhomrong. Then we ascend on the thousand stony steps taking us to Upper Chhomrong. From Chhomrong we descend to Jhinu Danda. Today we get the opportunity to enjoy hot springs lying just a 15-min walk from Jhinu Danda but there is not an available teahouse so you have to return Jhinu Danda for night stay. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 13: Trek to Pothana (1900m)

Jhinu danda trek to Pothana (1900m), The first part of the trek is descent and then appears through flat land until you reach Himal Pani. Here you find beautiful waterfall. Beyond this town, the trail ascends gently crossing numerous streams and terraces. After a short trek, you will be at Landruk village (1545m), a pretty big village inhabited by mixed community of Gurung, Magar and Brahmin as well. Now the trail gently ascends to Tolka (1700m.) and then ascent and level path to Bherikharka. From here, the trail goes steeply up to Deurali (2100m.) with a view of different mountain peaks in the panorama. Now the trail gradually descends to Pothana passing through different oak forests. Pothana is a small town resided by Gurung, an ethnic community of Nepal. From here too, you can enjoy the splendid views of various mountain peaks. Overnight at teahouse

Day 14: Trek to Dhampus phedi and drive to Pokhara (850m)
Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi and it takes approximately three hours and drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara by private vehicle. The trail is a gentle descent up to Dhampus, a village mainly inhabited by Gurung. Now you trek through flat land for some distance and steeply descend to Dhampus Phedi. Now you take vehicle to drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara it takes about 35 minutes driving distance. Overnight at hotel

Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus
It takes about seven hours, while driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes. Overnight Hotel

Day 16: Depart Kathmandu

After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination

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