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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Destination: Nepal

Region: Annapurna

Trip Facts

Duration
14 Day
Difficulty
Moderate
Country
Nepal
Activity
Trekking and Hiking
Max-Altitude
4100m
Accomodation
Hotel and Lodge
Best Season
Sep to Dec / March to May
Meals
Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast

Overview

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the best choice if you want to see the mountains in their spectacular splendor and become fully immersed in the local culture. The ABC Trek is a one-of-a-kind adventure that offers a breathtaking view of the Annapurna (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and Dhaulagiri (8167m) mountains as well as the warm hospitality of Gurung towns. The ABC Trek is a pleasure for any travel enthusiast as it explores the Annapurna Conservation Area and the paths to the south of Annapurna (8091m).

The 14-day Annapurna Base Camp journey is especially designed to allow you to fully appreciate the local alpine scenery and cultural heritage. After you arrive in Kathmandu, you are given a day to explore the city’s cultural attractions. You will next drive to Pokhara after leaving Kathmandu. From Pokhara, you can see Annapurna (8091m) and Machhapuchhre (6997m) for the first time. You then go to Nayapul, where the trip begins in earnest. You walk through rhododendron groves and across stone walkways as you make your way past Ulleri and toward Ghorepani. To see the dawn over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, as well as Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m) and Lamjung Himal, you will trek to Poonhill in this location . The route then turns northeast, passing Dovan and the Himalaya, and travels towards Chhomrong along the Modi River. You pass by Machhapuchhre Base Camp as well on your way to the Annapurna Base Camp. Trekkers can take in the breathtaking splendor of the Annapurna I (8091m) and many other spectacular Himalayas at the ABC. You reach Jhinu Danda the following morning after beginning your walk back to Pokhara after passing Bamboo. You can relax at the on-site natural hot springs while your body is in agony and strain. From here, you can hike to Nayapul in the south and return to Pokhara. The finest times to fully take in the splendor of the Annapurna region are in the spring (March to May) and fall (September to November).

You can count on us at Access The Asia Treks to give you the greatest lodging and travel options. Along with these amenities, our knowledgeable crew and guide will make sure you enjoy this excursion to the most. Please get in touch with us for additional details about the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Trek to Annapurna Base Camp through the Annapurna Conservation Area

  • Amazing views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges throughout the trail

  • Sunrise view over Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri from Poonhill

  • Explore the culture of ethnic Gurung and Magar communities

Itinerary

Day 1

You arrive at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport today. Our company’s representative will sincerely welcome you to the Himalayan region when you arrive at the airport. After that, you proceed to the chosen hotel to meet the tour guides and staff.

Day 2

You will take part in a sightseeing trip of Kathmandu after breakfast. You go to the main tourist attractions, including Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. These locations are recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites because of their immense cultural and religious significance. You can consult the guides and purchase or rent the gear you’ll need for the trek at Thamel when the tour is finished.

Day 3

You travel to Pokhara after an early breakfast along the Prithvi Highway, which offers stunning views of hills, rural life, agricultural fields, and rivers. After arriving at the hotel and rehydrating, you can go for a stroll through Pokhara or rent a boat at Phewa Lake. The rest of the day can be spent exploring Lakeside. Stay the night in Pokhara.

Day 4

ou leave your accommodation and travel to Nayapul after breakfast. After arriving there and relaxing for a while, you continue on to Ulleri, your next stop. The elevation on the trail to Ulleri is gentle for the most of the distance. You can take in the picturesque vistas of the hills and the verdant landscape en route. Stay the night in Ulleri.

Day 5

You move on from Ulleri and go to Ghorepani. This site is reached through an incline trail through a rhododendron-filled woodland. You will traverse allegedly the largest rhododendron woodland in the area. So take in the rhododendron scenery with the Annapurna Range in the background. A well-liked rest station on the ABC Trek is Ghorepani, a Gurung village home to Magar and Gurung people. Stay the night in Ghorepani.

You travel to Poonhill at dawn to see the sunrise. The short, simple climb offers views of the Annapurna range and the Himalayas. You will be in awe of the breathtaking scene of the Annapurna range, which includes Annapurna (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), and Nilgiri (7061m). Once breakfast is finished, you return to Ghorepani and begin your ascent to Tadapani. Tadapani overnight stay.

Day 6

You travel to Poonhill at dawn to see the sunrise. The short, simple climb offers views of the Annapurna range and the Himalayas. You will be in awe of the breathtaking scene of the Annapurna range, which includes Annapurna (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), and Nilgiri (7061m). Once breakfast is finished, you return to Ghorepani and begin your ascent to Tadapani. Tadapani overnight stay

Day 7

After breakfast, you go to Chhomrong, the final Gurung community settlement you will visit before reaching base camp. When you get to Kimrong Khola, the trail turns uphill after first going downhill. You will arrive in Chhomrong before dusk if you take in the beautiful river scenery along the way. Stay the night in Chhomrong.

Day 8

You depart today for your next stop, the Himalaya Hotel. Once you reach Chhomrong Khola, the trail ascends once more. Once again descending, the path leads to the Dovan Gorge. The Hotel Himalaya is only a short stroll away. Spend the night at the Hotel Himalaya.

Day 9

The trail stops at Deurali (3230m), from where you can climb to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp after crossing a ridge (3700m). Another stunning vantage point to admire the majestic Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m) and many other mountains in the Annapurna range may be found here. The journey thereafter takes two hours, and it ends there. You can marvel at the breathtaking vista of Annapurna and its range after you arrive at Annapurna Base Camp. As you get ready to spend the night in the Himalayas in the center of the Annapurna region, the snow-capped peaks will be all around you. Spend the night in camp.

Day 10

After viewing the Annapurna Range at daybreak, you pack up and head out of the base camp while descending to Bamboo town. You may see beautiful views of the mountains and the river the entire while the trail follows the banks of the Modi Khola. Once there, you can take advantage of Bamboo’s distinctive culture. Stay the night in Bamboo.

Day 11

Jhinu Danda, known for its natural hot springs, is the next stop. After breakfast, the walk begins. Following the villages of Sinuwa and Chhomrong, you pass Kuldighar. The trail descends to Jhinu village, where you spend the night, after Chhomrong. The finest way to unwind your worn-out body is to take a relaxing dip in a hot spring.

Day 12

Time to return to Pokhara after a restful night at Jhinu Danda. You embark on a brief hike to Nayapul to begin the day. When you get there, you have a little break before heading back to Pokhara. Once you’ve checked into your accommodation, you can start exploring other well-known parts in Pokhara. Alternately, you could decide to take it easy and unwind at Lakeside. Stay the night in Pokhara.

Day 13

Finally, after fully soaking in the stunning mountain scenery protected by the Annapurna ranges, it’s time to return to Kathmandu. You take the same route from Pokhara back to Kathmandu. Once you arrive in Kathmandu, you can finish off any last-minute shopping or stroll about the city. Spend the night in Kathmandu.

Day 14

Your journey comes to an end today, and you will fly home. Your timely arrival at the airport is ensured by our representative. In addition to getting feedback on our services, we would want to know how your trip went. Wishing you a safe flight!

Route Map

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What's Included

  • All transportation is grounded transportation

  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast in a luxurious hotel in Kathmandu and one night at Pokhara

  • Full board meals breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee during the trek

  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation

  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek (optional)

  • Sightseeing tours in the areas covered by the trek.

  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide. Porters at your own cost (1 porter for two people) and their insurance, food, accommodation, salary, and equipment.

  • Sleeping Bag, Down jacket and Duffle bag for porters

  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate

  • First aid medical kit

  • Annapurna conservation area Permit fee

  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System

  • All government taxes and office service charge

What's Excluded

  • Meals not specified in the inclusions

  • Hot shower and extra hot water

  • Personal equipment

  • Cold drinks and sweets like cholate bar and other snacks

  • Travel insurance

  • Tips for guide and porters

  • Battery charging above 3820m

  • No extra expenses from the company if there is an emergency or bad weather

Equipments

What to Bring?

Annapurna Region is considered to be the most thrilling and spectacular trekking region, well renowned all over the globe. This region’s trek starts from the easy level to elite level where you have to be equipped with all the necessary and appropriate gears and equipment to ensure your safety, comfort, and pleasure during your trek. When trekking in the Annapurna region, you should bring the following items, among others:

  1. Trekking boots: As you reach to various landscapes including the rocky difficult trials in this region. Therefore, the sturdy trekking boots is required with an ankle support to make your trek safer and risk free.
  2. Hand Gloves: Another important trekking equipment is hand gloves. Basically, hand gloves is used to prevent your hands from frostbite and the possible numb situation due to snow.
  3. Hat: It is the equipment that is used to prevent yourself from severe coldness. Basically, hats that covers your ears are highly preferable in order to keep you warm.
  4. Backpack: A roomy backpack is necessary for you to carry the electronics equipment like mobile and camera with water bottle and other necessary personal equipment.
  5. Clothing: The weather in the Annapurna Region is unpredictable. Thus, you have to be prepared for the sudden change in the weather. Thus, you have to take thermal undergarments, layered clothes and trekking trousers to make yourself cozy and warm. Fleece and down jacket with a scarf, hat and mittens are also very useful during this trek.
  6. Sleeping bag: In Annapurna region, the weather might reach below zero. Thus, a quality sleeping bag is necessary which can keep you warm and safe during the trek.
  7. Trekking poles: While walking in the rocky and steep grounds, you have to be careful whereas trekking poles help your ankle and knees to prevent you from the possible mishaps.
  8. Headlamp: For Navigating early in the morning and evening time, you need the headlamps while moving though the lodge and tea houses in the lush forests.
  9. Sunglasses: UV protected and a quality Sunglasses is required to prevent yourself from the glare of the snow and intense mountain sunshine.
  10. Water container and purification tablets: The water during the trek is most essential. Healthy and pure water makes your trek full of energy whereas polluted water might hamper your health. Thus, water container and purification tablets are really necessary.
  11. First aid box: The first aid equipment like bandages, antiseptic cream, pain relievers, and altitude sickness medication is crucial. The trekking leader of the trek also carries first aid medical kit for your safety.

Access the Asia Treks offers its customers a thorough packing list, equipment rental choices, and guidance on the best supplies for their trekking requirements. In order to complete their trek to the Annapurna region securely and comfortably, we want to make sure that our clients have all the required supplies.

                   

ADVISORY

  • Non-bio degradable materials are not allowed to dispose in the trekking route randomly.
  • Proper follow of the guidance provided by the leader/guide of the trek.
  • Alcoholic beverages and other intoxicating substances are highly discouraged.
  • There might be the chances of bad weather so be prepared for the inconvenience caused by the unpredictable weather.
  • Try to be mentally and physically prepared before this trek with few short hikes before this trek is highly recommended.
                   

IMPORTANT THINGS REQUIRED

  • Passport
  • Few passport size photos for TIMS and other official documents
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snow goggles
  • Personal handbag and luggage
  • Snacks and sweets like chocolate bar (if required)
  • Warm clothes, down jacket and multilayered clothes
  • Trekking shoes
  • Some personal items and sunscreen/sun cream
  • Water bottle and hat
                   

PRELIMINARY AND KEY NOTES

  • Greeting ‘Namaste’ (your palms held together) is the most respectful and attractive way to greet somebody and is practiced profoundly.
  • Accessibility of internet and phone calls can be made efficient using the mobile SIM Card provided by the company itself or you can buy easily in the local market. All you need is one passport sized photo and a photocopy of your physical passport in either case.
  • There are lots of major cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu along with the ancient monasteries and sculptures. Photos are not taken unless you have asked for the permission.
  • The nightlife in Kathmandu is mostly safe and concentrated in Thamel area, one of the busiest destinations for foreigners to hang out with varied options of bars, restaurants and other places to choose from. Somehow, other areas including small towns are closed before 10pm.
  • Nepalese people are friendly, truly kind and incredibly welcoming as there is a phrase in Nepali culture ‘Guests equal Gods’. Out of the blue moon, there are several chances of being cheated. Saying this, you are somehow prone to possible travel scams. Keep yourself and your belongings safe, if you are travelling solo. It is highly recommended to have one experienced guide, taking safety into consideration.

FAQ

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is regarded as being moderately difficult. It entails hiking across difficult terrain that includes inclining ascents and descending slopes. Trekkers should be reasonably fit and have some hiking background. The trek lasts between 10 and 14 days to give the body time to acclimate to the higher elevations. The risk of altitude sickness exists, thus appropriate acclimatization is essential. Although there aren’t any hard age limits, people above the age of 14 are typically advised to perform it. Overall, it necessitates physical stamina, mental soundness and appropriate preparation.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is regarded as being moderately difficult. It entails hiking across difficult terrain that includes inclining ascents and descending slopes. Trekkers should be reasonably fit and have some hiking background. The trek lasts between 10 and 14 days to give the body time to acclimate to the higher elevations. The risk of altitude sickness exists, thus appropriate acclimatization is essential. Although there aren’t any hard age limits, people above the age of 14 are typically advised to perform it. Overall, it necessitates physical stamina, mental soundness and appropriate preparation.

The best time to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather, clear mountain views, and comfortable temperatures for trekking.

A thrilling journey awaits you on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek in the center of the Annapurna mountain range. It offers a captivating experience for nature lovers with its breathtaking scenery, including terraced farms, lush forests, and soaring hills. The trip passes through quaint towns where you get a taste of local culture and connect with the locals. The accomplishment of arriving to Annapurna’s base camp, which is surrounded by mighty mountains, is an unforgettable experience. This trek is a well-liked option for hikers looking for an unforgettable Himalayan adventure since it combines natural beauty, cultural exploration, and a sense of accomplishment.

Due to the high altitudes attained during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, altitude sickness is a potential risk. The body requires time to adapt as hikers rise into thinner air. Altitude sickness can cause headaches, nausea, dizziness, and exhaustion. Proper precautions must be taken, such as allowing for progressive acclimatization, drinking plenty of water, and paying attention to your body. At higher elevations, taking rest days aids in the body’s adjustment. To guarantee a safe and enjoyable experience, it is advised to speak with a healthcare provider prior to the journey and be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness.

Absolutely, permits are necessary for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The trekkers’ information management system (TIMS) card and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) are required. These permits offer crucial details about hikers in the area and aid in funding conservation activities. Permits are provided by Access the Asia Treks. The permits must be kept with you at all times and shown at checkpoints along the route.

With “Access the Asia Treks,” you experience the Annapurna Base Camp Trek in a singular and engaging way that blends the program’s unique approach with the essence of the trek. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is enhanced by “Access the Asia Treks” by adding an informative element that enables you to learn more about specific aspects of the trek, such as regional culture, photography, or sustainable practices. This broadens your view and improves your journey as a whole. The program places a strong emphasis on environmental protection, aids in local communities, and promotes activities for moral tourism. This trek provides a platform for visitors to interact with one another and share their experiences and lessons learned. You have the chance to participate in cultural workshops, see local initiatives, and discover the customs and way of life of the inhabitants of the Annapurna region. Overall, after joining with us, you can enjoy your time with once in a lifetime experience.

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No. of People Price per Person
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2-3 $ 1200
4-6 $ 1150
7-10 $ 1100
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