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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

12 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Discover the beauty of a leisurely trek in the highlands while breathing in the pure mountain air
  • Enjoy a world-class trekking route with breathtaking scenery along the green hills of the Annapurna mountains.
  • Visit villages of ethnic communities to observe the lifestyle of local residents.
  • Take a dip in the magnificent natural hot springs (Tatopani) of Jhinu Danda.
  • Rest of time in a Pokhara full of natural beauty, see the fascinating landmarks like the lovely Phewa Lake.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek combining the best of Nepal from high mountains to low lands. Physically placed in central Nepal and is the proud home of several 7000m plus peaks. This region is in a league of its own & possesses its own unique form of nature that’s exceptional. Therefore; the Annapurna Base Camp the postcard landscapes and welcoming local folk have fascinated trekkers to the region for many years, and hiking its well-cut lush green trails is a truly Himalayan characteristic of epic proportions, the venture can be done camping or tea-house style, and both have their merits. The trail is not difficult in a way that would tire your limbs. You’d enjoy the trip because you will be trampling through numerous pretty villages along the way.

We start our journey from Pokhara and the first section goes through verdant green hill country typical of the heartlands of mountain rural Nepal. Petite thatched roofed villages, set among well cut out terraced fields, create quaint portraits in the lovely backdrop of the majestic snowy ranges of Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri including the most regal peak of all the Himalayan range, Machapuchare (Fish Tail), a venerated peak.

Based in teahouses for most of the trip, it’s also a wonderful experience to spend time in the many villages lived in by local folks from a vast array of Nepal’s different communities. After the Annapurna base camp trek, we retrace our footsteps down the trail to Himalaya hotel, Jhinu Danda and back to Pokhara to conclude our journey in the comforts of our hotel.

Annapurna Base Camp, Trek includes all meals and accommodation and we offer you open/select menu option which means you can choose your food directly from the menu. Our itineraries are made keeping in mind every aspect like compatibility, good campsites, real life experiences etc.
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Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu (1,350m) and transfer to Hotel.
Day 2: Fly to Pokhara (827m) from Kathmandu and explore.
Day 3: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1,940m), 5-6 hours
Day 4: Trek to Chomrong (2,100m) from Ghandruk 5-6 hrs
Day 5: Trek to Doban (2,580m), from Chomrong 6-7 hours
Day 6: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m), 6-7 hours
Day 7: Trek to A.B.C (4130m) and trek back to Himalaya 7-8 hours
Day 8: Trek to Sinuwa (2,360m), from Himalaya 5-6 hours
Day 9: Trek to Jhinu Dada (1,780m) from Sinuwa 3-4 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Kyumi and drive back to Pokhara (827m) 2-3 hrs
Day 11: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus 6-7 hrs.
Day 12: Drop at the airport for the final departure.

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Trekking Seasons in Nepal!

There are 4 distinct seasons in Nepal and trekking in each season has its own advantages and disadvantages. So check our page for trekking seasons. And please contact us for the month, date and duration to match your trip.

Trip Info

We would like to provide some information that will help you with each of your considerations. Please read below for the more information.

  • The cost of the trip always depends on the size of the group and the client's desire (budget)
  • The itinerary included above is a guideline that AlpineTrav Treks provides you with advice and suggestions.
  • Additional activities could be either added or reduced as per client's request before the confirmation of the trip.
  • The price shall be adjusted in our mutual understanding; if the client intends to add some services, we shall charge for those additional services, if intends to lessen some services, we shall wave the charges accordingly.
  • The itinerary is published in full board operation services for a clear understanding of the client. But, required for Trekking cost depends on porter request or exclusion too.
  • The above offer price is full board standard format of itineraries which are all inclusive. But, the cost depends also on request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
  • Please feel free to contact with us for any information about your selected package.

Detail Itinerary

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. Upon completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggages in the airport, kindly proceed to the exit of the arrival hall. Please look out for a placard of your name at the exit of arrival hall. Your trip leader will await you just outside the arrival hall and will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Welcome drinks will be served and after you’ve refreshed, your trek leader will brief you about your trip.

After breakfast, we hop on a twenty-minute flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu airport. During the flight, the views from your window seat give you mesmerizing views of glorious Manaslu and the snow-capped Annapurna mountain range. Rest of time visit to sightseeing tour around in Pokhara valley.

Our trek starts today with a drive to Nayapul. After our breakfast we drive to Nayapul, our starting point of trek. From here our trek to Annapurna Base Camp commence, From Birethanti, we trek to Ghandruk, a beautiful village mostly inhabited by the Gurung community. If time permits, we also visit the Gurung museum today. We continue to trek for 5-6 hours until you reach the picturesque Gurung settlement of Ghandruk. Spectacular views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli instill more excitement into your adventure spirit.

From Ghandruk, you march along the mountain path of stone steps, pass through a hamlet, cross a suspension bridge and then you come across dense forest of bamboo. Finding yourself in complete isolation amidst the serenity of nature can be quite an experience. Your trek are does not stop here. After trekking for a while, you approach teahouses at Jhinu where you can rest and enjoy a drink or snacks. Thereafter, you resume your trek to the north and after having walked for five to six hours you will find yourself at Chomrong. From Chomrong you can get prominent and mesmerizing views of Macchapuchre. There are many chalet-style wooden lodges.

We head out of Chomrong along the Modi Khola leaving behind inhabited foothills into the high steppes and wooded slopes of the Himalayas. We cross the airy suspension bridge & then trek up to Sinuwa Danda. The ascent from Sinuwa becomes somewhat flatter. The trail passes through thick & dark rhododendron forest up to Khuldighar. Then the track passes through deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Doban.

The day starts with a gentle gradual ascending following the trail above the river through a thick bamboo, oak and rhododendron forests up the side of the canyon. The trail passes through solitary places and the natural beauty of our surroundings in the wilderness gives a special peace to our mind. The trail climbs gently through a river bed and then it rises steeply over the mountain side. There are also avalanche prone areas at some points on the trail. After about half an hour walk from our lunch stop, Deurali, we will find ourselves in the middle of a river bed surrounded by giant snow-covered mountains. When the sun rises, the snow on the mountains glitter and the river valley is filled with warm sun rays. The hike to Machhapuchre Base Camp is somewhat strenuous but the unfolding views of the majestic Machhapuchre are certainly a rewarding experience. We stop for our overnight at this quiet lovely base camp.

We start early morning today before the dawn to catch the sunrise. Our hike continues the Annapurna BC trail for 2 hours, you descend a small ridge branching out from the mountain pass to the mountainside with widespread terraced fields showcasing tranquil meadows and lush fertile farming land. As you reach Annapurna South Base Camp, witness awesome picturesque landscapes, majestic panoramic view of snow-capped mountainous peaks and varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna massif. The Machhapuchre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiuchuli and other peaks brings a wonderful climax of our trip which almost ends today. After this is done, we circle back down the same trail. Where we will return to the Himalayas. Overnight at lodge.

We follow the same route today on our way back to Sinuwa. Today's walk continues for 6-7 hours and stops for lunch in between. Night in Sinuwa

Today's walk is generally shorter as it continues for 2-3 hrs walk only. From Sinuwa, we trek to Chomrong following the same trail and from here we descend to Jhinu Dada. Lunch will be at Jhinu Dada and after lunch you can visit hot water spring that is situated at 20 mins walk from your hotel.

Our last day on trek today to Kyumi via Jhinu Dada. We will stop at Jhinu for a break after a steep descent before heading ti Kyumi to catch our jeep back to Pokhara.

After breakfast we drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara. We grab seats on the left aisle of the tourist bus for the best views of the rivers along the highway because it’s our last time we’ll probably see them. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we get transferred to our hotel; and we spend the day at our own leisure.

Thank you for joining us on this trek and it has been a pleasure getting to know you during this time. You will be assisted in your last-minute preparation. Our staff representative will help you pack your luggage, drop you off at the international airport. And we wish you a safe flight. Likewise we hope to see you soon again!

Services we offer in a package:

Cost Inclusion

  • AlpineTrav Treks provides pick-up and drop services from international and domestic airports on your arrivals and departures.
  • Representative of AlpineTrav Treks will be waiting for you on arrived at international and domestic airports with a your name's placard so that you can easily find our person. And you will be transferred to the hotel.
  • According to the above trekking package schedule, AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions will arrange two nights accommodations in Kathmandu and two night hotel accommodation in Pokhara.
  • AlpineTrav Treks will provide Experienced and government authorized (licensed holder) high altitude trekking guide during the trekking period.
  • AlpineTrav Treks also provides an assistant guide on a group basis to assist members in trekking. (necessary)
  • According to the trip program, AlpineTrav Treks arranged flight tickets from Kathmandu to Pokhara for trekking members.
  • Transportation will be provide during the trekking and major city for members as per the itinerary.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions will provide you with a clean and cozy teahouse/lodge to stay in and eat during the trekking.
  • Most of the trekking trail, lunch is done on the way between the starting and ending the day of hiking while dinner and breakfast at the teahouse/lodge where you have overnight stay. AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provides a fresh breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee at the tea house's menu throughout the trekking. (clean, Nutritious, and fresh food)
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions allow up to 15kg of personal trekking equipment per person during the trekking period carried by porters or mules.
  • As Annapurna Base Camp is at the Annapurna conservation territory, AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide you a permit for Annapurna conservation.
  • The Trekkers' Information Management Systems permit issued by the trekking agency association of Nepal is necessary to enter the area of Annapurna Conservation, so AlpineTrav Treks provide you a TIMS permit too.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provides all wages, equipment, and insurance for elaborate trekking staff.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide first aid medical kits for the group and the staff, taking care of your trekking and health safety.
  • AlpineTrav Treks for members convenience always provide maps of related trekking.
  • The above offer price includes our service charges, government charges, and all taxes and vat. Except for the above amount, there are not any hidden costs charged by us.
  • We want to offer you to have dinner with us before you departed from Kathmandu. It will be an opportunity for you to see and learn about Nepali culture and tradition.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions offer you farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu before departure.

Cost Exclusion

  • Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal and Pokhara is also the second city of Nepal. Since this city's offers high quality and delicious food from different countries and groups, we were hoping you could taste the meals you like. For that reason, during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will have to arrange lunch and dinner (except the farewell dinner).
  • Suppose you want to take any packed food, snacks, drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, and carbonated soft drinks, any types of alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutria-bars during the trek. In that case, you have to buy it yourself.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of Items of personal trekking equipment, laundry expenses, tips, Landlines, mobiles, satellite phones, and the internet service exclude in the package.
  • Trekking is an adventurous activity that always takes place in remote areas. So, safety is the primary factor for us. Therefore, you have to have your travel insurance covering the cost of emergency rescue, medical treatment, medical tests, and hospitalization before you arrive for the trip to Nepal.
  • The package cost offered above does not include your international flight ticket and Nepal's tourist visa, so that you have to pay for your international flight ticket and tourist visa yourself.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, changes in government regulations exclude.
  • The short sentence, "The services we provide in the above package cost inclusive," will cost extra if you want more than additional services you have to pay extra.
  • Those Employees who are involved in your trekking are hoping for tips, gifts, or something at the end of the trip, which is an opportunity to say how happy you are with our staff and what kind of service you have rendered.
  • Your guide and porters will expect the tips according to the international system in the trekking package for your information.

Equipment List

The gear listed below is recommended. We encourage you to get all the equipment listed below for the trip and kindly ensure you check and try every piece of equipment. You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu as they are available in the many trekking shops.

Head:
— Sun hat or scarf
— Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
— Sunglasses
— Head Torch
— Suncream (40+) and Lip Balms

Upper Body:
— Cotton t-shirts and thermals
— Fleece jacket
— Waterproof jacket
— Down jacket

Lower Body:
— Lightweight cotton pants (long)
— Waterproof pants
— Inner thermals

Feet:
— Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
— Thick, warm wool hiking socks
— Comfortable hiking boots
— Shower sandals

Hands:
— Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
— Creams
— Sanitizer

Accessories:
— Sleeping bag rated to -10°C +
— Trekking bag (Rucksack)
— Duffel bag
— Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
— Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
— Water bottle or camel bag
— Toiletries and Tissue Papers

First Aid Kits:
— Personal Regular Medicines
— Knee Caps
— Bandages
— Ointments
— Blister Tape

Miscellaneous:
— Medicines: We recommend you bring your regular medicines; we will provide a first aid kit from our side.
— Light-weighted Towel
— Swiss Knife
— Passport and extra passport photos
— Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer

Documents:
— Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
— 2 copies of passport-size photos (For sim card and travel purposes)
— Credit cards in case of emergencies
— Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport
— Flight tickets
— Travel Insurance
(Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

Trip Map

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek
From $1,095.00
/ Per person

Trip Facts

  • 11 Nights, 12 Days
  • Moderate
  • 4,130m/13,550ft.
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Bus/ Jeep/ Flight
  • Hotels & Lodges
  • Min 2 - Max 12

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