Annapurna base camp trek
Annapurna base camp trekking description
Annapurna Base Camp trekking is most famous high glacial basin lying north of mystical Pokhara city, situated below a ring of eleven of Nepal’s major peaks, it has spectacular views of each of these giants. Annapurna Base Camp trek combines with several easy walking trails with majestic scenery and a mix of cultures unmatched by any other trekking tours in Nepal. Annapurna trekking trail begins from lowland villages of rice terraces and green landscapes to the rocky and snow capped mountain trails. As you gradually ascend uphill, the peaks of Annapurna south and Hiunchuli emerge from behind the foothills. Pastures and cultivated fields soon give a way to deep forests of oak, bamboo and rhododendron. The trail finally stumbles across moraines and reaches Machhapuchre (Fish Tail we call in Nepali) Base Camp (4190 m) from where you will see unbelievable and unimaginable beautiful 360 degree panorama of the whole Annapurna family. Likewise, when you pass your trekking tours over Ghorepani – Poon Hill (known as a popular Magar Village), you will have again a amazing sunrise and sunset views of all Annapurna Himalayan range including mount Fishtail and mount Nilgiri in 180 degree angle. To make your journey to ABC, your trip will be guided by our own trained staff.
Annapurna base camp trekking highlights
The terraced farmland above Pokhara – Visit the inner sanctuary of Annapurna panoramic views of 10 peaks over 6000m – Views of Dhaulagiri and the Kali Gandaki from Poon Hill – Surrounded by a ring of impressive mountains, including Annapurna I 8091m (26540ft.) – The combination of pretty villages and farmland at Ghaundrung, set against the panorama of high peaks beyond makes this one of the most picturesque of treks – Natural hot spring at Jhinudanda.
Annapurna base camp trekking grade
Annapurna base camp trekking is appropriate for any trekkers who is looking for easy walking. The maximum height of Annapurna trekking 4250 m. on Annapurna base camp. It is not necessary any previous trekking or mountaineering experience and also it is not necessary that you must be young and energetic to do this trekking. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can easily do this trekking. However it would be more good to do daily jugging or walking exercise is recommended before you leave your country. Our program have been prepared including rest day and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Annapurna Base Camp trek covers:
Kathmandu valley, Pokhara, Ghorepani Poon hill, Chhomrong, Machharpurche base camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Ghaundrung village
Best season to explore Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
February, March, April, May, June and September, October , November and early December.
Best time to explore Annapurna Circuit trekking
February, March, April, May, June, September, October , November and early December.
Annapurna base camp outline itinerary
Annapurna base camp trekking itinerary in detailsDay: 01 Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel (1350 m)
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within BB plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.Day 02 : Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
Full day guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley tour including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Baudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple which are World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO.Day 03 : Drive or fly to Pokhara
Better to take flight if you are going to Pokhara during the Monsoon Season. It takes only 25 minutes by flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel. In the afternoon you will be with your trekking Guide to Observe the Natural Beautiful town Pokhara. However, if you are driving to Pokhara by Tourist bus / car, It takes around 7 hours however you will have beautiful landscapes on the wayDay 04 : Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) and Trek to Tikhedunga( 1577m)
After having breakfast at hotel we start our driving to Nayapul which takes approximately one and half hours. Then we conducts our journey to Tikhedhunga (1577M) Via Birethanti (1065m.). It is easy trekking passing through several small villages and settlements. Afterwards we ascend gently to the final destination of the day. Overnight at GuesthouseDay 05 : Trek to Ghorepani village ( 2675m)- 6 Hours
Today, we ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. We will see good view of Machhapuchhare known as Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna (7219m) south on the way. Now, our trail is quite easier passing through rhododendron and shadowy trees and ascends gently up to the final camp at Ghorepani village.Day 06 : Hike to Poon Hill (3180m.) and trek to Tadapani
Today, we hike to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountains in the morning then Hike down to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast at Lodge and trek to Tadapani (2650 m.). Most part of the trail we trek through rhododendron forest, the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom. Overnight at GuesthouseDay 07 : Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Chomrong (2100 m)
It is very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. We will hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way to Kimrung Khola. Immediately, ascend steeply and walk at a level for 45 minutes and gently steeps and flat to Chomrong which is the only one gateway to reach Annapurna Base Camp.Day 08 : Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel (7 hours)
Today, we will our first step with stone step to the river Chomrong, cross the river and hike to Sinuwa village where, there are few lodges. Walking with dense forest to bamboo place. Where there are some lodges and guest house too. On the way we will see the wildlife like wild boar, monkey, rhesus and other wild birds with including Danphe pheasant. Then arrival at Himalayan hotel where we stay overnight.Day 09 : Himalaya hotel to Machapuchhare Base Camp 6hrs
Today, we start to go over Deurali view point and then walk further to MBC. There are two different trails ahead of us; we follow the best way according to the season to Bagar and to MBC. These areas are most possibility for avalanches and always be careful during the journey. You should have good information from your experienced guide who is organizing by Gokyo Treks & Expedition, before you start your journey to MBC. Take it seriously because there are already a lot of people who lost their lives here from viewpoint to Bagar. After Bagar, you are safe.Day 10 : Early in the morning to go to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) & descend down to Dovan.
After sunny breakfast, walk all the way uphill to the ABC (4095m). The trial follows the left hand tributary of the Modi khola. You can see the sunrise with natural Panoramic spectacular view from the view point of ABC. From here we can see Annapurna 1st, Annapurna south, Barah Shikhar, Tent peak, Machapuchhare Hiunchuli and many more snow caped mountains as well as glacier. Having breakfast in ABC, just descend down to Machapuchhare base camp. We can met the crew and taking all stuffs descend down to Dovan passing several green valley and villages. Stay overnight at DovanDay 11 : Dovan to Jhinu Hotspring . 6hrs
The trial descends to Jhinu Danda leads through bamboo and rhododendron forest with superb mountain views from Sinuwa village. Have in mind, the trail from Dovan to Bomboo is most subject to avalanches also. Then trail leads down and up to stone steps to Chhomrung village. And then descend down to Jhinu Danda where we can enjoy with natural hot spring in the banks of Modi RiverDay 12 : Jhinu Danda to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara . 6hrs
After breakfast, trek leads through intermittent bamboo and mixed forest. During the journey, you can pass through the several villages, terraced and as well as flat land. You will have flat land from Syualibazar until Nayapool. After checkout from Annapurna Conservation office, we trek further more 30 minutes to reach Nayapul where our car is waiting. After that drive to Pokhara by car 1: 30 hrs then transfer to hotel on Fewa lake side.Day 13 : Drive to Kathmandu 6 hours..
Morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.Day 14 : Final departure
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
- 1 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
- Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
- Domestic flight: Kathmandu to Pokhara airfare with airport departure tax.
- Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days.
- Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
- Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
- Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
- Pokhara Fewa lake side – Nayapool & Return to Fewa lake side transfer by private vehicle.
- All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
- Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
- Insurance of guide and porters.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- A special gift from our company.
Cost Exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private Annapurna base camp trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled.
Limited – Only few space available.
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience to do Annapurna base camp trek?
Answer: Actually for this kind of trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack. For this trekking if you have about little experience would be better.Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Annapurna base camp trekking?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?
Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in annapurna trekking, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.
Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.Question: How do I get drinking water on abc express Trekking?
Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way.Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend to you bring extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.Question: Is there any communication facilities on Annapurna base camp trekking?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards works only in the bigger city areas.Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (12.5 kg luggage of each guest) : 1 porter basis.Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.Question: Do I need walking polls ?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.Question: Is Annapurna base camp and abc trek same ? What about Sanctuary trekking
Answer: Yes ! Of course. Annapurna base camp trekking is also Annapurna base camp trekking so do not confuse.Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.
Note:The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
“What makes this trip special ?”Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.
- Trip Duration: 14 Days
- Max Altitude: 3210m / 10,497 ft
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-25 People
- Best Time: Oct -May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
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