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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

from 25 reviews
Price starting from

$1,465 USD 845

per person

Duration

12 days

Max. Elevation

4147m

Group size

1-10 Pax

Level
MODERATE
Transportation
privet vehicle and deluxe touristic bus
Best Season
march-May, September-November
Accomodation
three-star hotel and tea house lodge
Meals
full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner cup of tea/coffee)
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Pokhara-Naya pul-Chhomrong-Annapurna base camp-Jhinu Danda-Pokhara-Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Incredible close-up views of the snow-capped mountains including Hiuchuli, Macchapuchre, Annapurna, and Annapurna Ranges.
  • Visit Macchapuchre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Stay at spectacular Ghandruk village; a most popular tourist destination and largest Gurung settlement of Annapurna Region.
  • Explore the warm hospitality of Gurung people and their cultures.
  • Explore and experience the local lifestyles of people living in the mountain region.
  • Jhinu Natural Hot water spring.  
  • Explore the natural and cultural diversity of the Annapurna Region.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek, loveliest and most spectacular short adventure in all Himalayas, with the comfort of nice cozy lodges. 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 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.

Important Note

  • The above itinerary is basically a guideline. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us.
  • The cost will be valued by Your standard of hotels, service, group size, and other extra activities. Please kindly let us know.

Trip Itinerary

Day

1
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
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
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
On this day you will head from Pokhara to Kyumi through a three-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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

Inclusions

  • Airport pick-up drop services by private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with city tour guide by private vehicle.
  • Three nights three-star hotel in Kathmandu and two nights three-star hotel in Pokhara with breakfast (twin sharing base).
  • Entry permits for Annapurna conversation area.
  • Tims permits (trekking information management system).
  • Teahouse accommodation during the treks (Twin sharing Base).
  • Three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cup of tea/coffee) during the trekking.
  • Staffs insurance, well-paid salary, equipment, food & hotel, etc...
  • English speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide with first aid kit.
  • One Porter between 2 people (who will help to carry your backpack).
  • Private transport Pokhara to trek start point Kyumi.
  • Private transport Kyumi to Pokhara.
  • comfortable deluxe touristic bus  Kathmandu to Pokhara & Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Tourists’ service charge, vat.
  • International airfare and Nepali visa-free (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of Nepal page).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • personal travel insurance (See the travel insurance page).
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.
  • Passport size two copy photo.
  • personal expenses(phone calls, internet, extra porters, treks equipment, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, See the travel personal equipment page'' etc..)
  •  Kathmandu to Pokhara and return Pokhara to Kathmandu Private vehicle, flight tickets.
    • Tips for staff (it is expected).

    Complimentary

      • Welcome dinner in famous Nepali restaurant with Nepali culture dance program.
      • sleeping bag during the treks, (to be returned after completion of the trip).
      • seasonal fresh fruits during the trek.
      • Annapurna base camp trekking map.
      • Trekking Pools (to be returned after completion of the trip).
      • adventure certificate of achievement.

    Reviews

    My dream destination at ABC

    My dream destination at ABC Both guide and porters have good experience on trekking, good take care and always advise us during trekking to ABC. Moreover, they also are talkative and entertain us all the time while we were trekking. The tour guide is calm and good take care till we reached the ABC. On the way, we were surrounded by breathtaking scenery. In addition, I saw the mountains were cover by snow, it is a nice view I have never seen before. Such a breathtaking view it is!

    Yaowanut chanta
    Thailand

    Impressive ABC trip

    Impressive ABC trip Among the great natural vibes, one of the important things is the professional guild. Prakash and his team were really impressive. They gave me much helpful advice and information along with their humor and friendship. I'll never forget that trip.

    Naratorn Tatpiboon
    Thailand

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Annapurna Base Camp is the shortest treks of all 8,000 m base camps around the Himalayas, can cover in a week time from Pokhara to Pokhara, or one can extend for few more days. There are various options to reach Annapurna base camp taking a long or short straight route.


    For Annapurna base camp and for all Annapurna Himalaya region requires trekking permits TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems), as well ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) entry fee.

    Till Chomrong most lodges are of nice and spacious rooms attached bath or common, from Chomrong onwards to Annapurna base camp the accommodation is simple and basic. Where all bath and toilets are common but the foods are excellent with long-range of items that one can order. From continental, Indian, Chinese, Tibetan, and Nepalese meals.

    Nearly all lodges on main trails around Annapurna do have hydroelectricity with some places have solar power, where guest can charge their electronic appliances, on paying some fees for charging your gadgets.



    It is not a difficult or tough walk, but yes it leads to many steep ups and downhill, like in all Himalayas region. But taking it slowly with enough rest stops will be all right, walking on well-defined trails not overall difficult. Where all age-group can handle the walks to Annapurna Base Camp.


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