Annapurna Base Camp Trek

TYPOLOGIES

Adventure Trekking

DIFFICULTY

Low

MIN. AGE

5 Years

Trip Introduction

Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Capture the breath taking view of the astounding mountains over 7,000 to 8,000 meters by setting a foot on Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,546ft). Driving ahead from Pokhara to Nayapul leads towards the most popular and charming village named Ghandruk situated between mystic peaks-- Mt Annapurna, Mt Machapuchare, Mt Gangapurna and Mt Hiunchuliwhere the Gurung communities have settled. The travellers get to understand the diverse in Nepali culture throughout the way especially the Gurungs and Magar's lifestyle, and cultural background.
Hike from Ghandruk by crossing various river bridges, uneven landscapes between the snow-capped mountains that passes through Chhomrong and Dobhan where the travellers gets to encounter fern, oak, bamboo, rhododendron forest; the wondrous flora and fauna that adjoins the enchantment of mountainous land. The base camp of Annapurna (10th highest peak of world) is the Marvellous location to catch a sight of the spectacular Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m) and numerous peaks above the height of 6000 meters. Descend towards the Jhinu hot spring to relax the muscles from naturaltherapeutic hot bath at the river bank of ModiKhola and enjoy the magnificent river. A way to Kathmandu is made after sightseeing at the beautiful that Pokhara adds more amusement in the way forward. Every step towards Annapurna Base Camp and spending a night there is an incredible experience that any trekkers hold a lifetime remembrance with heart full of joy.

(The route for Annapurna Base Camp can be made through passing the famous Ghorepani Poonhil which is an alternative choice for trekkers. It can be modified and trek duration can be expanded as per the trekker's convenience. )

Trip Highlights

  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek make its way through the beautiful river, charming and popular villages, rocky landscapes, glorious atmosphere and the lands covered by Himalayas that creates a perfect trek.
  • Get welcomed by the most popular and alluring Ghandruk village that is settled with Gurung community which excites the travellers to comprehend the diversification of Nepali folklore with joy.
  • Make an appearance towards the Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,546ft) where the charisma of immense mountains such as Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre (6993 m), Hiunchuli (6441 m) and many other snow-capped mountains can be uncovered.
  • Walk through beautiful river bridges, explore the wonderful rhododendron woodland and diverse vegetation to unfold the enormous mountains and make a way back taking a natural therapeutic hot shower at Jhinu hot spring.

Remember: Our travel planner can customize the itinerary outline as per your duration of stay, purpose of holiday and your preference. Cost of the package also depends upon level of service; Deluxe, Standard and budget as well as per the group size. You can easily CONTACT US at any time for any queries.

 

Inclusions:

  • Required numbers of time Airport pick up and drop off as per your flight schedule (international and domestic) and all required transfers in Kathmandu.
  • 4 Night’s accommodation in touristic town of Kathmandu in BB Plan (one can choose budget, standard and deluxe)
  • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle (places of interest), highly experienced city tour guide, and all the entrance fees of UNESCO heritage sites.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu transportation (Flight/Private vehicle/Tourist coach – choose as per your budget and interest)
  • 2 Night’s accommodation in Lake side Pokhara in BB Plan (one can choose budget, standard and deluxe)
  • Pokhara to Ghandruk and Nayapul to Pokhara drive by private vehicle
  • Standard tea house (lodge) accommodation during the entire trekking as per mentioned in itinerary
  • Three meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the entire trek as per mentioned in itinerary followed by 3 times tea/coffee per day. One can choose the meal from menu there.
  • A duffel bag, Trekking Map and trekking pole
  • A duffel bag, Trekking Map and trekking poleAnnapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) fee
  • TIMS (Trekker’s Information Manual System) permit
  • An experienced government certified local Trekking Guide
  • Required numbers of highly experienced trekking porters (2:1 ratio)
  • Staff’s foods, salary, insurance, accommodation, meals, transportation etc
  • General first Aid Kit
  • A certificate of appreciation (experience certificate) after completing the Trek
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu with cultural program.
  • All government taxes and applicable paperwork

Exclusions:

  • International Airfare
  • Personal Travel Insurance (essential for high altitude trekking)
  • Lunch in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (bar, laundry, personal shopping, internet usages during the trek, hot shower during the trek, battery charge during the trek etc.)
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • TIPS for Staff

Tour Map

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft altitude) and transfer to Hotel

Adventure Mountain Nepal Trekking and Climbing’s airport arrival and departure representative will meet you at the airport as per your arrival schedule. He/she welcomes you and drive you to the hotel. Check-in hotel and take a rest or relaxation time at Hotel. Then you can have a free excursion to know the surroundings and visit our office to get brief information of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, we also conduct an introduction program with the trekking leader and official team. The meal includes breakfast. We prefer BB plan for your stay in cities so you can choose varieties of tastes in different restaurants around the city.

Day 02 - Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu/preparation for the trek

Breakfast at the hotel. Our guide will pick you up from the hotel for sightseeing of World Heritage Sites. Actually, there are seven World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and we arrange sightseeing spots according to your choice, choose only 3/4 spots for a day since it is not possible to visit all places in a single day–at least 2/3 days required to have a sightseeing tour of all heritage sites in Kathmandu. World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu are; Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa and Changu Narayan Temple.

Day 03 - Kathmandu to Pokhara (5-6 hrs drive or 25 minutes flight), transfer to hotel at LakeSide

Early breakfast at the hotel. Drive/ Fly to Pokhara. While driving on a bus it takes 5-6 hours via Prithivi Highway where you can see the beautiful Trishui River, Dense green forests, many green hills and several village settlements on the way. And if you choose airway, it only takes 25 minutes. Check-in hotel with welcome drinks. In the evening rest at Hotel or know the surrounding around lakeside Pokhara.

Day 04 - Drive Ghandruk (1940m/6363ft) (2-3 Hr Drive) & Trek to Chhomrong (2340m/7675ft) (2-3 hrs drive) (5-6 Hrs Trek)

After having breakfast, start a day with medium climb moving uphills and downhills. Enjoy the wonderful view offered by Ghandruk across to Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare. Aftere walking almost 6 hours, we will reach to Chhomrong and stay there overnight.

Day 05 - Trek from Chhomrong to Dobhan (2,600m/8,528ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)

Breakfast at Tea House. Today we follow the trail descending to the Chhomrong Khola and leads to Sunawa hills. When we finish Sunawa hills immediately we start following Upper Modi Valley. We make a lunch break at Upper Modi and continue downhill all the way to Dobhan.

Day 06 - Trek from Dobhan to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3,700m/12,136ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)

Breakfast at the teahouse. Our interesting day walk starts by following narrow Modi Valley. All the way to Machhapuchre Base Camp we explore rugged hills, cascading waterfalls, and majestic views of Mountains. Today we ascend over a thousand meters altitude, it might be tough for a few trekkers thus we can also stay at Deurali which is on the way to Machhapuchre Base Camp, 1-2 hours before reaching Machhapuchre Base Camp.

Day 07 - Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,546ft altitude) (1 Hr walk). Full day excursion and overnight stay.

Breakfast at a teahouse. Today follow ascends trial. After walking 2-3 hours to we reach Annapurna Base Camp. The climate is often cold, windy and snow bond around the Base Camp. We see amazing roofless Sherpa Huts on the way. Once we reach Annapurna Base Camp, it feels feel like we reach Heaven with splendid sceneries. Spend a memorable time at Annapurna Base Camp by capturing the Annapurna’s beauty and spending a quality time overnight.

Day 08 - Trek down to Sinuwa (5-6 Hrs walk)

Breakfast at teahouse. We will trek down to Komrong Khola and climb up to Chhomrong, a big beautiful village. Then, we will trek down to the river and climb again to Sinuwa. Stay overnight at lodge with wonderful mountain view.

Day 09 - Trek to Jhinu hot spring, take natural hot shower, rest and relax. (3 hrs walk)

Breakfast at teahouse. Relax at Jhinu Hotspring, a natural hotspring where a traveller relaxes to relieve their exhaustion after tiring walk. Then, spend a time relaxing with nature and at a lodge nearby.

Day 10 - Trek down to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara

After breakfast, we descend until we reach Syauli Bazaar. After there, we can catch a vehicle to Pokhara or continue an easy and scenic straight trail all the way to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara.

Day 11 - Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive/fly to Kathmandu. The remaining time is to feel free for leisure and personal activities such as Shopping, markets explore, spa, massage, rest and relax can be an option. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner together with the entire team of Adventure Mountain Nepal.

Day 12 - Free exploration day

On this day, feel free for leisure and personal activities such as Shopping, markets explore, spa, massage, rest and relax can be an option. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner together with the entire team of Adventure Mountain Nepal.

Day 13 - Farewell, departure transfers to Tribhuvan International Airport as per flight schedule.

Our airport arrival and departure representative will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your scheduled flight. Fly to your home with a wonderful memory of Nepal.