Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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13 Days / 12 Nights

Duration

Nepal

Country

Moderate

Grade

4130m/13545ft

Max altitude

Private/Domestic Vehicles

Transportation

Hotel/Lodge/Tea Houses

Accommodation

Feb-June, Sep-Dec

Best season

- Max 14

Group Size

Overview


Annapurna Base camp Trek is an exclusive walk on the foothills of the Annapurna designed for trekkers who wish to enjoy breathtaking Himalayan vistas contentedly. The spectacular hike is one of the best trekking packages in Nepal in an isolated plateau that offers incomparable mountain scenery and leads to the base of the world’s 10th highest mountain, the Annapurna. It is one of the most beautiful treks passing through diverse ethnic communities, their culture, lifestyles and a broad variety of flora and fauna. Besides, spectacular views from the terraced paddy fields to the glacial moraines and spectacular high mountains can be sighted all through the journey. The only approach of the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek itinerary follows the Modi Khola Valley through oak, rhododendron and bamboo forests passing through local Gurung villages into the world of towering peaks.

This Annapurna Base Camp Tre journey on foot to the south faces of Annapurna-I provide an opportunity to experience sunrise views over the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges from Poon Hill. Apart from this, the top trekking route in Nepal that has also been recognized as one of the world’s best trekking trails take you through an ever-changing landscape up to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The Base Camp has been held sacred for centuries, and it is believed to be the home of several significant deities of Hinduism, Buddhism, and ancient shamanistic traditions. This spectacular trek begins with sightseeing tour in Kathmandu followed by a scenic flight to Pokhara. After a short drive from the lake city is the point of beginning of the beautiful trek. Traversing through matchless villages with different racial communities, paddy fields, lush forests, arid highlands, temples and monasteries, the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek indeed offers everything you fancy from a Himalayan escapade. The fabulous sunrise views from Poon Hill illuminating the first rays of its beam on the lofty Himalayan peaks are awe-inspiring.

Getting you acquainted with the diverse Nepalese landscape, culture, and traditions, this is a complete trekking experience for those wishing to circle the Annapurna massif. For those running short of time may embark on a shorter version of Annapurna Base Camp Trek, which will lead you to the base of the colossal Annapurna. This moderate trek can be undertaken by anyone who enjoys nature walks and has a reasonable degree of fitness and is in sound health. A previous hiking experience will make your trekking journey more comfortable and more adventurous. So, come and join AID Adventure and experience the magnificence of the mystical mountains and the pre-dawn sunrise over the snow-capped peaks while trekking along the foothills of the mighty Annapurna.

Outline Itinerary


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation- Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (7 hrs)- Overnight in Pokhara
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Ghandruk (5-6 hrs)

Day 05: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 6 hours trek
Day 06: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7578ft): 4 - 5 hours
Day 07: Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 3 - 4 hours
Day 08: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5- 6 hours
Day 09: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 - 8 hours
Day 10: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 - 6 hours
Day 11: Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1-hour drive
Day 12: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 13: Final departure

Cost Includes

    • Airport Pick up/drop with all surface transfer as per the program
    • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
    • Tea-house accommodation during the trek
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking time
    • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
    • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
    • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader
    • Porter service for trekking (2 trekkers :1 porter)
    • Trekking Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
    • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
    • AID Team personal Take care
    • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

    • Nepalese visa fee
    • Excess baggage charge(s)
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
    • Any meals (Except trekking time)
    • International flights
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, etc.)

Detail Itenerary


On arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will complete all necessary immigration formalities followed by baggage collection from the designated area in the airport. As you exit, one of the representatives from AID Journeys & Adventure, with a placard, will officially welcome you and escort you to your pre-assigned hotel. At the hotel, you may stretch out your legs and relax for few hours from the possible jet lag that you might have experienced after a long flight. Those who are anxious and want to hit the streets right away, may stroll around Thamel and do a bit of shopping or hire gears and equipment for the upcoming trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.

After a good night’s rest, you will be woken up with a morning call, if you desire, followed by a warm bed tea. Once you finish your breakfast, there will be a guided tour to some of the most historical and spiritual landmarks of the city, all of them being recognized as UNESCO world heritage sites. You will visit the most revered and holy Hindu temple complex of Pashupatinath, the prominent monkey temple, Swayambhunath, one of the largest stupas in the world - a Buddhist shrine at Bouddhanath, and the captivating Basantapur Durbar Square. In the late afternoon, you will visit our office site to make necessary preparations, get your equipment checked, and meet your trip leader, crew members, and other fellow accomplices. You will have a brief discussion about the forthcoming trip and return to your hotel room. Overnight in Kathmandu.

After Breakfast: Drive to Pokhara (200 km - 6 hrs). During route you can visit Manakamana Temple by Cable Car which cost is addition INR 500 per person directly at the station. This ride gives breathtaking views of Hills, Mountains and river.e clouds.

After Breakfast: We will drive you to Nayapul first, which takes about 1 hrs and start trekking to onwards destination to Ghandruk throuhg Birethati,a beautiful village with hilly landscape mostly inhabited by the Gurung community. If time permits, we shall also make your visit at Gurung Musuem as well. Overnight in Ghandruk.

After Breakfast: At this juncture, we climb up for around an hour up to Kimrungdanda. On the way, we can enjoy great views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Ganggapurna. A steep descent takes us to the Kimrong Khola. After another steep ascent from Kimrong Khola to Chere Danda, we descend for a while and then it’s a gentle walk to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massive. Overnight in Chhomrong.

After Breakfast: We will start trekking to down are with 2500 stone steps and cross the bridge above Chhomrong Khola. From here, we will again walk slight uphill to Sinuwa. Next, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo.

After Breakafst: We pass through a bamboo forest which is damp and cold then ascend steadily with a few steep sections. It is only after reaching Himalaya Hotel that the forest opens up and we are out in the sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below. It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here we can see the trail drop closer to the river before climbing again to Deurali, the most scenic stretch of the day. The vegetation is sparser, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below, and the sheer rock-face cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls. Overnight in Deurali.

Climb gently through a river bed then over a steep trail over to the mountain side. The hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat strenuous. From Machhapuchhre base camp we get excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. From here, we get sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us. The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding the 360-degree panorama. From the base camp we again get to savor mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South , Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

After Breakfast: From the Annapurna base camp we retturen our step to Bamboo. As it will be downhill walking and it shouldn’t be very difficult. Besides, we will always have the company of the extraordinary landscape to cheer us up. Overnight in Bamboo.

From Bamboo, it is an uphill trek to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Then we climb the stone steps to Chhomrong. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be resting for the night. Today we will have an opportunity to enjoy the hot springs which is just a 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda to soothe our aching body. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.

On our way to Naya Pul from Jhinu Danda, we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. We have lunch on the way. Our trek will end at Naya Pul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

After Breakfast: You will drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara and it takes 6.5-7 hrs to reach Kathmandu. In the evening time you can relax at Hotel or can also roam around the area.

Today is the day your holidays in Nepal has come to an end, and you will be flying back home with ample memories of the experiences you’ve had in the Himalayas. A representative from AID JOURNYES & ADVENTURE will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport well ahead of your scheduled flight for your onward journey. With plenty of time onboard, you may plan your next trip in the Himalayan realms of Nepal. For those willing to stay back and extend your holidays, AID JOURNYES & ADVENTURE will be glad to plan your trip according to your craving.

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Cost Includes

    • Airport Pick up/drop with all surface transfer as per the program
    • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
    • Tea-house accommodation during the trek
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking time
    • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
    • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
    • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader
    • Porter service for trekking (2 trekkers :1 porter)
    • Trekking Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
    • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
    • AID Team personal Take care
    • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

    • Nepalese visa fee
    • Excess baggage charge(s)
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
    • Any meals (Except trekking time)
    • International flights
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, etc.)

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