Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp trek, also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary trek, is for the trekkers who are looking for spectacular scenery the great beauty of nature as well as the unexpected trekking experience during the holidays in Nepal.

Trip Facts

Trip Duration - 15 Days
Trekking Duration - 11 Days
Trekking Mode - Tea House Trek
Trip Level - Moderate
Max. Altitude - 4135 meters
Min. Group Size - 1+

Annapurna Base Camp trek, also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary trek, is for the trekkers who are looking for spectacular scenery the great beauty of nature as well as the unexpected trekking experience during the holidays in Nepal.

Annapurna Base Camp lies at a height of 4,135 meters and is where mountaineers start their summit of Annapurna I, the 10th highest peak in the world at 8,091 meters. The Annapurna Base Camp trek trail traverses a variety of terrain ranging from glacier moraine and rice terraces to rocky stone steps and, along the way, offers an amphitheater of huge Himalayan peaks. In addition to the great scenery, the Annapurna Base Camp trek takes you through the villages of the ethnic communities of Gurung and Magar. While this trek can be undertaken all year round, it is especially beautiful during spring as rhododendron flowers along the trail turn red, pink and white. The ABC is a classic trail and is recommended for anyone looking for a great trekking experience!

Annapurna Base Camp trek Short Itineraries:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1350 meters)
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Day 03: Flight to Pokhara & Drive to Nayapul (1000 meters) and Trek to Tikhedunga. (1550 meters)
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani. (2850 meters)
Day 05: Climb Poon Hill (3210 meters) and trek to Tadapani. (2600 meters)
Day 06: Trek to Chomrong. (2100 meters)
Day 07: Trek to Dovan. (2500 meters)
Day 08: Trek to Machapuchhre Base Camp. (3700 meters)
Day 09: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp. (4130 meters)
Day 10: Trek back to Bamboo. (2310 meters)
Day 11: Trek back to Jhinu Danda. (1780 meters).
Day 12: Trek to Pothana. (1890 meters).
Day 13: Trek to Phedi (1130 meters) and drive to Pokhara.
Day 14: Half day Pokhara Sightseeing and fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 15: Departure.

Climb Poon Hill (3210 meters) and trek to Tadapani

Detail Itinenary

Arrival In Kathmandu Day 01
Arrive in Kathmandu. (1350 meters)
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. (Overnight at Hotel).
Sightseeing in Kathmandu Day 02
Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
A half day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
Trek to Tikhedhunga Day 03
Flight to Pokhara & Drive to Naya Pul (1000 meters) and Trek to Tikhedunga. (1550 meters)
After breakfast in Hotel Kathmandu A private car will drop us at Kathmandu domestic airport and take scenic flight to Pokhara about 25 minutes. After landed in Pokhara airport continue drive to Naya Pul, an hour and half hour away from Pokhara. The trek starts at Nayapul and passes through the villages of Birethanthi, Sudame and Hille. The trail follows the Bhurungdi Khola (Khola Means River in Nepali) for the whole day and finally reaches the day’s destination, Tikhedhunga. An easy and short day to kick off the trek. (1:30 hours drive and 3 hours trek) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Climb Poon Hill (3210 meters) and trek to Tadapani Day 04
Trek to Ghorepani. (2850 meters)
After crossing the Bhurungdi Khola on a suspension bridge at the start of the day, climbing steep paved steps until the village of Ulleri finally gets the day and the trek going. It steadies a bit and turns gradual up to Banthati. After Banthati, the trail starts to go gradually uphill through the shades of the Rhododendron forest and passes Nange Thati, the last village before reaching Ghorepani. (6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Tadapani Day 05
Climb Poon Hill (3210 meters) and trek to Tadapani. (2600 meters)
Early morning hike up to Poon Hill (1 hour), one of the best viewpoint of the region to enjoy the sunrise above the spectacular mountain ranges of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. We return for breakfast at Ghorepani and then trek towards Tadapani, climbing a gentle ridge of yet another Rhododendron forest with the views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges still delighting us. The trail leaves the ridge after Deurali and starts to descend down steeply to Nange Thati. A steady and easy walk is soon followed again by another descend down to a small stream with a final climb in the afternoon finally ending the day at Tadapani. (5 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Chomrong Day 06
Trek to Chomrong. (2100 meters)
A downhill trail in the lovely jungle takes to Chuile (2170 meters) and more descend follows up to Kimrong Khola. Another suspension bridge and a steep climb follows, until the trail finally steadies at the latter part of the day just before reaching the village of Chomrong . Chomrong is one of the biggest settlements of the region and offers a close up view of Annapurna South (7219 meters) and Hiunchuli (6434 meters). (5 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Dovan Day 07
Trek to Dovan. (2500 meters)
The day starts with another descend and ascend of the valley. The ascend ends at Sinuwa enters the final valley that leads to the Annapurna Base Camp. A gradual walk through the jungle leads to Bamboo and the trail stills continues in the jungle slowly gaining more height as it reaches Dovan. (5 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Machapuchhre Base Camp Day 08
Trek to Machapuchhre Base Camp. (3700 meters)
After Dovan, the jungle starts to get thinner and after passing through Himalaya, the alpine vegetation can be enjoyed for the first time on the trek. A careful passing of the infamous avalanche prone area and a gradual climb leads to a wider valley with the mountains slowly appearing on the northern direction. A different angled view of Machapuchhre and Annapurna South waits at Machapuchhre Base Camp. (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Annapurna Base Camp Day 09
Trek to Annapurna Base Camp. (4130 meters)
An easy walking with eye-catching Himalaya’s views on the gradual landscapes leads to the Annapurna Base Camp. The Base Camp is situated just above the South Annapurna glacier and is enclosed by towering mountain on all other direction than the valley leading to it and thus giving it the name of Annapurna Sanctuary. Annapurna I (8091 meters), Annapurna Fang (7647 meters), Annapurna South (7219 meters), Hiunchuli (6434 meters), Gandharva Chuli (5695 meters) and Machapuchhre (6997 meters) are all visible from Base Camp at a different angle than viewed from Poon Hill keeping the trek and views interesting as ever. (2 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek back to Dovan Day 10
Trek back to Bamboo. (2310 meters)
An early morning wake up to enjoy sunrise over the mountains is an interesting option before heading back to Bamboo. The return route is the same route and with an 1800 meters drop in altitude, most part of the day is spent descending. (6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Jhinu Danda Day 11
Trek back to Jhinu Danda. (1780 meters)
The trek still continues on the same route as of before all the way up to Chomrong. From Chomrong, the trek heads into a new route following a steep descent of the paved steps that leads us Jhinu Danda. From Jhinu Danda, an exciting option of hot spring is available nearby; another 20 minutes descend to the banks of the Modi Khola. (5 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Pothana Day 12
Trek to Pothana. (1890 meters)
The descend continues until New Bridge, a suspension bridge takes us to the other side of Modi Khola. The walk gets easier for a while on a sort of flat terrain but gets steeper as the trail gets closer to Landruk. After Landruk, the trail passes through the village of Tolka and then enters the forest with a steep climb to Pitam Deurali. Pitam Deurali offers views of the valleys of Pokhara and the valleys left behind. Another easy walk on an easy terrain leads to Pothana, the last night of the trek on a teahouse. (6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Drive to sotikhola Day 13
Trek to Phedi (1130 meters) and drive to Pokhara.
With the different view of Machapuchhre than from previous days, we descend down to the village of Dhampus and then through the terraced field until we are on the final steep paved steps for a last time. The steps lead to Phedi, the end of the trek. A private vehicle awaits and a 15-minute drive separates you from the city and its luxuries. (2 hours) (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
Sightseeing in Pokhara Day 14
Half day Pokhara Sightseeing and fly back to Kathmandu.
A half day guided tour to the most popular and historical sites of Pokhara. Late afternoon A 25 minute flight to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel, evening cultural dinner (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
Final-Departure Day 15
Departure
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future.

Service includes on trip cost;

  1.  Arrivals and departure transport by car (We will collect you from the Kathmandu international airport) and transfer to Hotel.
  2. Half day sightseeing in Pokhara and necessary transport.
  3. Accommodation (2 persons per room) in Kathmandu and Pokhara in a 3* standard Hotel with breakfast.
  4. Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu airfare including airport taxes.
  5. Accommodation and all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) while on a trek in normal teahouses.
  6. Salary, insurance, food, accommodation for guides and porters.
  7. A porter to carry your luggage on treks (Per person 15-kilogram luggage).
  8. National Park entry fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
  9. Group First Aid Kit.
  10. Government taxes and service charge.

Service Exclude on trip cost;

  1. Nepal entry Visa Fee.
  2. Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
  3. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  4. Entry fee at the sightseeing sites.
  5. Personal expenses like beverages (mineral water, alcohol, and soft drinks), telephone bills, laundry, bar bills, personal tips for Staff etc.
  6. All not mentioned in inclusion section

Gear List

Visit Himalaya Treks has always been keen on safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG. You must bring the following items:
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Thermal shirts/underwear
  • Nightwear thermals
  • Fleece/sweatpants
  •  Day-wear shirt/rain pants
  •  Trekking pants
  • Wind pants
  • Warm hat/balaclava
  • Neck gaiter
  • Sunhat
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Mittens/gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Torch / Flashlight
  • Quick drier Towel
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen 35++
  • Water purification
  • A set of Earplugs
  • Trekking Poles
  • Hiking Boots
  • Socks
  • First aid kit
  • Antiseptics
  • Camera and video camera
Medical
  • Betadine / Dettol.
  • Hand-plaster
  • Bandage
  •  Eye drop.
  • Eardrop
  •  Sinex.
  • Gauge
  • Cotton
  • Move / Spray
  • Design
  • Diamox
  •  D-Cold
  • Vicks
  • Paracetamol
  • Medicine for diarrhea
  • Medicine for a toothache

 

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