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Hiker Himalaya Treks & Expedition

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip code ABC-04
Package name Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Duration 12 Days
Max. elevation 4147 Meter
Level MODERATE
Transportation privet vehicle and deluxe touristic bus
Accomodation Three star hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and tea house lodge during the trek
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route Kathmandu-Pokhara-Naya pul-Chhomrong-Annapurna base camp-Jhinu Danda-Pokhara-Kathmandu
Cost USD 799 per person

Highlights

Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trek, loveliest and most spectacular short adventure in all Himalayas, with the comfort of nice cozy lodges and the best food. One of the best Himalayan country walks that one can experience, where views of Annapurna Himalaya continue throughout the walks. Annapurna Base Camp Trek for all types of people, where the adventure leads you to the heart of the massive Annapurna Himalayas. The only base camp trek that can reach you in a short period, without a problem of altitude sickness.

Where altitude gains slowly by the time you reach the highest spot at Annapurna Base Camp, where one will be fully acclimatized. The base camp is just at 4, 130 m high, situated within picturesque Annapurna Sanctuary, outlined by an array of snow peaks. Certainly a wonderful scenic trek to Annapurna Base Camp, one can enjoy the day exploring lively mountain villages. Where you will have time to immerse yourself within local immense cultures and its traditional farm life.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts from Kathmandu after an enjoyable tour of world heritage sites and places of great interest. From Kathmandu heading towards Nepal Mid-West to reach Pokhara, a beautiful city blessed with natural beauty. Within the backdrop of the high snow mountains of Annapurna and majestic Mt. Machhapuchare, the famous Fish-Tail peak dominates the skyline. Pokhara is also a door to various adventures around Annapurna Himalaya, as well as Mustang and Dhaulagiri Himal.

At Pokhara where our adventure starts and concludes, at the beginning taking a short drive to the foothills of Annapurna Hills. Then walk up to reach Chomrong village walk, inhabited mostly by Gurung the hill tribes of Annapurna Himalayas. Chomrong is a large Gurung village and the getaway to Annapurna Sanctuary, from here with down and more ups towards Modi River gorge. The trail is covered in a thick forest of bamboo, rhododendron, and pine trees, as the route leads to small settlements. 

Spending overnights on the wayside lodges like Bamboo, Dovan, and Deurali, then steep climb reach you to Machhapuchare Base Camp. A small clearing with few good lodges, situated right beneath towering Mt. Machhapuchare Himal the Fish-Tail peak. From here into spectacular Annapurna Sanctuary enclosed within a series of high snow mountain ranges on both sides. A scenic pleasant walk to Annapurna Base Camp, and the highest spot of the adventure with massive Annapurna main peaks above. Enjoy delightful moments facing an incredible panorama of peaks that surrounds the beautiful spot at base camp.

After an enjoyable time return journey on the same route, but with more downhill with few small climbs to Chomrong village. After a wonderful time around the high hills of Annapurna then head back to lovely Pokhara city for the last overnight stop. Next morning on the road to Kathmandu, where our remarkable adventure completes with grand memories of Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Best time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek:
Annapurna Base Camp can be visited nearly all around the year, except for monsoon wet times which occur from mid-June to early September months.

The rest of the seasons will be good for this wonderful adventure. The best and high season is spring from March to May, days are much longer and sunny till late afternoon times. An enjoyable season for walks and views of mountains, cold in the morning and night time, around higher hills.

Around spring the hills are alive with wildflowers in bloom. Can expect snowfall and rains sometimes above 2,000 m high. The next best season is autumn from mid-September to November, where days are crystal clear, but shorter days with sunlight due to autumn seasons can be cold in the morning and night time.

One can visit during winter times of December to February, most days are clear with fine weather, cold with freezing temperatures at above 1,800 m high. Can get snowed in some time, around the Annapurna Sanctuary areas.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m:

On reaching Kathmandu via various international airlines, at the airport our guide and staff for short transfer in the heart of Kathmandu city. Where your hotel is located, after checking into your rooms and then meet other members of the trip at the hotel lobby for briefing. Regarding Annapurna base camp Trek, information includes other useful information to make your holiday in Nepal more enjoyable. The evening group welcomes dinner in a lovely Nepalese Restaurant with an introduction to the culture of Nepal with folk dance and music.

Day 2 : Sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley:

After your morning breakfast, you will be taken for a tour of spiritual attractions around Kathmandu Valley. These historic, religious landmarks are world heritage sites and you'll immerse yourself in the different rituals and the cultural diversity found in the capital. The Monkey Temple (Swayambhunath), Lord Shiva Temple (Pashupatinath), Buddhist Shrine (Bouddhanth) is popular destinations where you will find lots of different religious activities and rituals being performed. In the afternoon, you will have an orientation and trip discussion. You should prepare for your trip starting tomorrow.

Day 3 : Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m/2700ft), 6-7 hers:

You will begin your Annapurna Case Camp tour by heading towards the naturally beautiful city of Pokhara. The 7-hour drive will take you from the busy highway and give you panoramic views of the mountain ranges like Mt. Annapurna, Manaslu, Mt. Nilgiri, and Mt. Dhaulagiri from a long distance. The spectacular views of Mt. Fishtail are sure to keep you excited for the entire trek.

Day 4 : Towards Nayapul- kyumi and trek to Chhomrong (1552 m),6-7 hrs:

On this day you will head from Pokhara to Kyumi through a two-hour drive. After reaching Kyumi, you can begin walking towards Jhinu dada and then head towards Chhomrong. You will get the chance to walk past waterfalls, high hills, and villages. Along the way, you will most likely see mules and donkeys, and goats grazing. You will stay overnight at Chhomrong.

Day 5 : Chhomrong to Dovan (2580m/8460ft), 5-6 hrs:

From Chhomrong, you will be heading towards Dovan today. Since the Annapurna region is the most trekked destination, you are most likely to visit other trekkers there. Along the way, you will find terraced fields and then cross a bridge to arrive at sinwa Danda which is a hill with a few lodges. After grasping the wonderful views of the green hills and the snow-covered mountains, you can head further towards Dovan where you will spend your night.

Day 6 : Dovan to Deurali (3230m/10595ft), 4-5 hrs:

On this day you will be heading towards Deurali. Along the way, you will pass through the Hinko Cave and moraines. This is the last place in the area with the tree line. After a short walk, you will see high bushes and shrubs. Stay overnight at Deurali.

Day 7 : Towards Annapurna base camp 4130m/13545ft), 4-5 hrs:

This day is fascinating since you will be reaching your main destination of the entire trek Annapurna Base Camp. After walking across uphill slopes, you will eventually reach the higher elevation with exquisite views of Annapurna peak. Explored back in 1956 the area is now dubbed as the Sanctuary of Gods due to its mesmerizing close-up views of the mountain ranges. Say overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 8 : Annapurna base camp to Bamboo ( 2310m/7575ft), 5-6 hrs:

After having the best time in the entire trek, you will head towards Bamboo early in the morning. You will take a downhill path to Deurali and further go down the winding trail into a serene forest. Eventually, you will arrive at Bamboo. Stay overnight at Bamboo.

Day 9 : Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770ft), 5-6 hrs:

After breakfast, you will take the same route that you took before and head towards Jhinu Danda. You will first reach Chomrong and from there head towards the Chomrong ridge and downhill to Jhinu Danda. The hill offers a hot spring downhill by the Modi river bank. Say overnight at Jhinu Danda.

Day 10 : Jhinu Danda to Kyumi then drive to Pokhara 4 hrs:

After having breakfast, you will take a path that leads to Kyumi when you are arrival in Kyumi after then three-hour driver to Pokhara. Although you might want to take some rest after the trek, there are numerous things you can indulge in Pokhara. You can walk alongside Fewa Lake, enter the pubs and clubs near the lakeside or watch folk music and dance.

Day 11 : Drive to Kathmandu:

On this day, after having breakfast, you will head from Pokhara to Kathmandu. The drive takes almost 7 hours but offers panoramic views of the distant mountains, the beautifully flowing rivers, and the waterfalls all around. After reaching Kathmandu, you can spend the evening resting.

Day 12 : International Departure:

On this day, you will head back home after a beautiful Annapurna Base Camp trek. As you head back, you will recall all the fantastic memories that you had during the wonderful Annapurna Base Camp trek.

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