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Annapurna Luxury Trek

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Price starting from

$1,785 USD 1,234

per person

Duration

10 days

Max. Elevation

4147m

Group size

1-10 Pax

Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Luxury Private vehicle and domestic flight
Best Season
march-May, September-November
Accomodation
The five-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, best Available lodges on trekking route.
Meals
Standard three meals during the trek (breakfast+Lunch+Dinner and tea /coffee)
Starts at
kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Ghandruk-Sinuwa Danda-Chomrong-Deurali-Machhapuchare base camp-Annapurna Base Camp-Bamboo-Jhinu Danda1-Pokhara-Kathmandu

Highlights

  • the shortest adventure than any other 8,000 m mountain base camp treks.
  • Shortest, best, and beautiful adventure around the whole Himalayan Mountain range
  • Great scenic walks in the heart of massive Annapurna Himalaya giant snow peaks.
  • The one and only 8,000 m mountain base camp with the comfort of nice cozy lodges.
  • From low paddy fields to cooler hills and towards the arctic zone of ice and glaciers
  • Exciting treks with the dramatic change of landscapes, climate with awesome views.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek, an amazing adventure around the whole Himalayas range where one can complete the trek in a week. The shortest and most scenic walk that takes you from low warm paddy fields to cooler hills. Then ending at remorseless arctic terrain of ice and glaciers at Annapurna Base Camp, the highest spot of the adventure. Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers more besides the shortest itinerary days, the only 8, 000 m mountain base camp. Where trekkers can find the comfort of a nice and cozy lodge with a comprehensive food menu, with rooms facing alluring views. Mt. Annapurna-I is listed as the world's 10th highest peak at 8, 091 m / 26, 545 feet high. The first eight thousand meters mountain was conquered way back in 1950 by French Expeditions, one of the most technical and challenging mountains.

Annapurna Base Camp, located within a picturesque sanctuary known as one of the most photogenic spots. Situated on a plateau enclosed by series of jagged snow mountains, which makes this place a heaven for trekkers. The adventure begins with a short panoramic flight from Kathmandu to land at scenic Pokhara, a charming city. Placed on a beautiful valley, surrounded by tiers of green hills within the backdrop of Annapurna Himalaya. Where reflection of snow peaks touches the serene Phewa and Begnas Lakes, makes Pokhara a most sought holiday destination. From Pokhara, few hours of the scenic drive takes you to the foothills of Annapurna Himalaya, where our adventure begins.

The climb leads to a lovely large Gurung village at Ghandruk, where one can feel the cool mountain fresh air. Ghandruk is one of the main villages, a door to various treks and adventures around Annapurna Himalaya and beyond. Gurung, a traditional and cultural village, the hill tribes of the Annapurna region, are interwoven to Buddhism religion. Enjoying the first overnight in the mountain village, the trek continues heading due north to reach another large village of Chomrong. The main getaway to Annapurna Sanctuary and base camp, as well the last permanent settlements. The adventure continues heading down and ups within a cool forest of rhododendron and pine trees to reach the Modi River gorge. Where walk follows the river upstream right up to its glacial source at Annapurna base camp and the highest point. To reach Annapurna base camp, spending few overnights on route at a simple lodge of Sinuwa Danda and Deurali. The climb takes you to a high ridge at Machhapuchare base camp, located beneath the mountain itself the famous Fish Tail peak.

Annapurna Sanctuary starts where tree lines give away to a short alpine bush then reach the main highlight. Annapurna base camp is a beautiful spot encircled by an array of peaks with the main Annapurna-I at a close distance. An exciting place, where views of mountains extend towards far horizon an enjoyable and marvelous country blessed with naturally beautiful scenery. Spending wonderful time and adventure at Annapurna base camp, then head downhill back into greens within tall tree lines. The return journey to the end of a walk at a nice hill village Jhinu, a place with a natural hot spring to enjoy. Finally, our remarkable adventure Annapurna Base Trek completes at beautiful Pokhara, a perfect spot to have good times, after a marvelous time around the high Annapurna Himalayas.

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 nighttime.

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 the first arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal international airport our HH staff and guide received you for the short transfer to your hotel. After checking into your rooms, then your guide will brief you about the treks with dos and don’ts. A piece of full detailed information to make your time in Nepal enjoyable.

Day

2
The morning after breakfast, transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for the short scenic flight to Pokhara, air enjoys the grand panorama of the snow mountain range, from Langtang, Ganesh, and Manaslu Himal. As the plane heads further west view of Annapurna Himalaya, then land at Pokhara airport. Where our staff and guide will transfer you in a vehicle for an exciting drive to the starting point of the trek. After ending the motorable drive, the walk begins with a climb to reach Ghandruk for the first overnight stop in a hill village, populated by Gurung the mountain tribes of Annapurna Himalaya. At Ghandruk with time exploring the village and witness the local culture of great interest.

Day

3
At Ghandruk enjoys breakfast along with views of Annapurna peaks and then start the trek uphill on top of Ghandruk village, then on a winding path with a short climb to Kimrong Danda, a place on a high ridge. From here descend to Kimrong River valley within a nice village for lunch. Afternoon a steep climb for an hour and then on the gentle path to Chomrong, a large Gurung village as well as the last permanent settlement. From Chomrong after a short rest continue to walk downhill to a river and then climb on stone steps to reach an overnight stop at Sinuwa Danda. An isolated spot with few nice simple lodges to stay with grand views of surrounding beautiful hills, valleys with snow-clad peaks.

Day

4
From Sinuwa Danda, starts on the gradual winding path into a dense forest of pine and rhododendron trees, then down to a place called Bamboo situated at Modi River gorge amidst the forest of pines and rhododendron and bamboos. After a short rest continue to walk uphill to Dovan, and then at Himalaya Hotel located close to a large overhanging Hinku cave. From here downhill close to a river with a short climb to Deurali for an overnight stop, a place with several good lodges.

Day

5
Adventure from Deurali leads you to our main highlight of the adventure, as the morning walk follows the Modi River upstream with a steep climb for some hours to Machhapuchare Base Camp, a scenic spot with nice lodges. Enjoy a short refreshing break at this lovely place situated right beneath the towering North Face of Machhapuchare Himal, the famous Fish-Tail peak. After MBC a short climb to reach a flat land or a plateau at Annapurna Sanctuary, and then walk gets pleasant all the way to Annapurna Base Camp right in front of the towering Mt. Annapurna and close to a glacier. At Annapurna Base Camp reaching by lunch time as well for an overnight halt in one of its nice small simple cozy lodges. Enjoy the afternoon at ease relaxing, marveling at the glorious views of the Annapurna range of peaks that surrounds the base camp.

Day

6
After an enjoyable time and having a great experience of a lifetime, within giant peaks, return journey on the same route heading downhill back into the green forest with a short climb to Himalaya Hotel and the on a nice pleasant trail to overnight stop at Bamboo, a nice spot with some good simple lodge.

Day

7
From Bamboo a short climb and then winding path into forest to Sinuwa Danda, where short descend leads to Chomrong River, after crossing a bridge climb on long stone steps to Chomrong village, for the lunch stop. Afternoon a short walk to a ridge, and then our route divers heading downhill to reach a nice village at Jhinu for the last overnight stop on the high hills of Annapurna Himalaya. Rest of the day enjoy refreshing bathe in a hot natural spring that is close to the lodge.

Day

8
Spending marvelous time at Jhinu and at Annapurna base camp, morning a short walk to a road-head, where the drive takes you back to Pokhara for an overnight stop after a lovely memorable adventure on Annapurna base camp trek. While in Pokhara, spend the rest of the day marveling at the views of Phewa Lake and Annapurna Himalaya in the comfort of nice lovely hotels.

Day

9
Morning having hearty breakfast with last views of Annapurna Himalaya and Machhapuchare Himal, then board in a car for an exciting drive to Kathmandu. One of the best ways to experience Nepalese rural farm villages and towns, as drive follows Trisuli River, famous for rafting, and then drive climbs to the top of Kathmandu valley rim. From here enter the busy bustling Kathmandu city to reach your hotel, after a great enjoyable ride. Rest of the afternoon free at leisure for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

Day

10
As per time for your onward journey back home, morning or in the late evening, depart from the hotel, our HH staff transfer you to Nepal International Airport for your flight homeward bound or to the next port of call. After a great wonderful and memorable adventure on Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Inclusions

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private luxury vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on the five-star category twin/double sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • All accommodations in standard lodges during the treks on twin sharing basis.
  • An experienced, helpful, and friendly English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide.
  • One Porter between people (who will help to carry your backpack).
  • All standard meals throughout the trip.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara Domestic flight.
  • Luxurious Private car Pokhara-Kathmandu and by private vehicle Pokhara to the trek starting point and ending point to Pokhara.
  • All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits, and TIMS.
  • Sightseeing entrance fee.
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government taxes and official expenses.
  • International airfare (See the international flights page).
  • Nepal entry visa, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of Nepal page).
  • Travel insurance(See the travel insurance page).
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal expenses (See the travel personal equipment page).
  • Paragliding and flight ticket Pokhara-Kathmandu.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver (Tipping is Expected).

Complimentary

    • Welcome dinner in a famous Nepali restaurant with Nepali culture dance program.
    • sleeping bag during the treks, (to be returned after completion of the trip).
    • seasonal fresh fruits every evening during the trek.
    • Annapurna base camp trekking map.
    • Trekking Pools (to be returned after completion of the trip).
    • hand sanitizer and face mask.
    • Hiker Himalaya treks duffle bag.
    • Hiker Himayaya treks T-shirt.
    • adventure certificate of achievement.

Frequently Asked Questions

All Himalayan areas lead to tough walks due to much climb uphill and downhill, but on route to Annapurna base camp, it is not difficult. Where walking hours are average of 5 to 6 hours the most, except for few days that is walking back from Annapurna base camp to Bamboo a long day walk but on down and easy path. The altitude gain will not be a big problem, as elevation rises slowly and gradually, on the start of the trek leads to many steep ups. But in the end, you will find it worth the walk reaching base camp. Slow and steady with short rest will lead to enjoyable walks.


Hiker Himalaya will provide an expert guide who knows the area very well, as well as strong porters to carry client’s heavier baggage. The guide will be with you through the trek from Pokhara to Pokhara and from the beginning to the end in Kathmandu.


Not in all places, only at places that we have designated as per the itinerary days, but from Ghandruk village onwards. The lodge and guest-house are of simple tourist standard but warm rooms with large dining hall, where toilets and baths will be common due to harsh cold terrain and rough landscapes. All places on the route and at base camp have nice cozy rooms, serving excellent foods as per the choice from the long list of menus.


Depending upon the seriousness of symptoms due to high altitude or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). In this case, the client needs to be brought down to a safe altitude, where the victims will recover and then continue as far he/she can cope. But in a critical situation, an emergency evacuation is required taking a helicopter service, which is the quickest way to reach the hospital back in Kathmandu. Where all extra expenses should bear by the client and can be reimbursed from their travel / medical insurance. At Annapurna Base Camp, very small chances of catching altitude sickness as elevation gain slowly, by the time you reach the highest spot at ABC you will be perfect and fully acclimatized by then.


The most preferable time is in spring from March to May, and the autumn season starts from September till November. Spring time is lovely with longer sun-light hours as well for clear views and walks. Cold in the late afternoon, nights, and morning, can expect snowfall sometimes above 2, 000 m high. Autumn is another best time for the trek, most days are clear and fine for views and treks. But the days are shorter due sun-light hours can be very cold in the morning and night time, with chances of snowfall sometimes.



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