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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

11 Days
Annapurna Base Camp
Starting Point Nayapul Ending Point Dhampus Phedi
Trip Difficulty Moderate Adventure Max Altitude 4,130 m
Duration 11 Days Best Season All Season
Trip Cost US$ 705 per person Group Size 2 Pax
Country Nepal Meals Excluded
Trip Style Tea House Trek

Trip Highlight

  • Snow covered mountains including 10th Highest Mountain (Mt. Annapurna)
  • Poonhill Sunrise view
  • Tranquil landscapes with lush green rhododendron forest and alpine forest
  • Charming rural Gurung and Magar Villages
  • Glacier Dome

Trip Introduction

Annapurna one of the famous peaks, stands tall with ranked 10th highest in the world, is also famous of Annapurna Base Camp Trek. With its popularity the Trekking region around Annapurna has also made its way to the most visited trekking trails in Nepal. The Trekking around Annapurna region offers breathtaking views along with spectacular views of Mountains. The starting point of our trek is Pokhara, as all the treks leading to Annapurna region start either from Pokhara. Pokhara needs no introduction as it is one of the most beautiful city of the country. The Tourist hub of Nepal offers its travellers a peaceful & mind settling views & places.

During the Annapurna base camp trek Mountain views never leave your sight along with majestic rhododendron welcoming you. As you blend within the Annapurna you will witness a true mix of Nepali culture. You lead your way carving into trails between Machhapuchhre & hiunchuli. The famous Twin peaked Machhapuchhre (which literally means Fishtail) will tease you with its amazing beauty as you hike up along the way. Other mountains like Annapurna I and III, Annapurna South, Annapurna and Glacier Dome as well as other mountains ranging over 7000m are a huge distraction in your way. With its diverse characteristics you will have the opportunity to witness both high mountains & lowland villages. Because of its rich scenic beauty Annapurna trekking has also been recognized as one of the world’s best trekking trails according to survey by Modern Maturity (USA). The best time to start the trek is autumn & spring. However if you wish to avoid some company (Dec-Feb) can be the best option.

Please Note:

Minimum Requirements For this Trekking:

Number of minimum 2 people

Travel & Trekking Insurance to cover Kathmandu & Annapurna conservation area

The Total Cost of this Trek is 569 USD per person.

We have daily trekking schedule for Everest trek individual or group for all kind of trekkers.

Please e-mail us if you want to:

  1. Do individual Trek with guide and porter.
  2. Do trekking with Guide only.
  3. Do trekking with Porter only.
  4. Do trekking with Guide cum Porter.
  5. Do large group Trekking.
  6. Do small group trekking.

We will quote prices according to your requirement. Larger the group size lesser the price will be.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) which takes about six hours. You depart for the six hours drive to Pokhara (915m,), 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist’s paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with its beauty. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes.

 

Day 02: Trek from Pokhara (915m.) to Nayapul (1050m) by car, which takes approximately one and half hours drive. Now you begin your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tirkhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four hours.

After breakfast at hotel, you could drive by car or van for 1 and half hours to Nayapul. Then you start your trekking. The first part of your trek is easy passing through numerous small villages and settlements. Afterwards you could ascend gently to the final destination of the day. The majority people here are Gurung and their religion is Buddhist. They are engaged in agricultural activities, tourism business and some are employed in Gorkha and Indian regiments.

 

Day 03: Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) and it takes about six hours. To begin your trek, you could ascend steeply for the early 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, Magar villages. On the way, you could see good view of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna (7219m.) south. Now your trail is quite easier passing through rhododendron and shadowy trees and descends gently up to the final camp. You could see some of the wild life such as monkey and various species of birds.

 

Day 04: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Tadapani (2675m.) which takes about 5 and half hours. Early morning trip 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 mountain peaks. After breakfast trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650 m.). After walking for almost one and half hour you reach Gurung Hill which has the splendid mountain views as Poon Hill. From here you follow small forests with rhododendron, bamboos until you reach Deurali. The trail goes steeply down through deep forests all the way to Banthati. It takes one hour from here to reach Tadapanil After breakfast trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2731m.) through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos and oaks. En route, you frequently see waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, local birds and green scenarios. Tadapani is a small village surrounded by beautiful forests which grants you a magnificent view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, and Annapurna II and so on.

 

Day 05: Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Bamboo (2340m.) via Chhomrong (2040 m.)  and it takes about Seven and half hours. Leaving Chhomrong, the trail descends on a stone staircase and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a swaying suspension bridge, then climbs out of the side valley. High above the Modi Khola on its west bank, the trail passes through the tiny settlement of Tilicho in forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. Climbing further on a rocky trail (beware of the stinging nettles) you reach three hotels at Sinuwa, at 2350m. Climb in rhododendron forests to Kuldi, at 2520m. This was once a British sheep breeding project; now the stone houses are an ACAP visitor centre and check post. In winter, it’s common to find snow anywhere from this point on. Descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests. It is then a short distance on a muddy trail to Bamboo Lodge (2340m.).

Day 06: Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3230m.) which takes about five hours. You trek gently ascend through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. The first town you reach is Dovan (2630m.) where there are few lodges and camp sites. Now you pass through muddy trail which traverses high above the river. There is debris of avalanches except during winter season. After short trek, you reach at Himalayan Hotel (2900m.), the town named after the Himalayan Hotel. Beyond it, the trail is steeply ascent up to Hinko Cave (3160m.), this named as a huge overhanging rock provides some protection against rain and avalanches. It takes approximately twenty minutes through normally ascent path to reach Deorali (3230m.)

 

Day 07: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m.) via Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.) and it takes about four hours. From here, the valley widens and becomes less steep and you can see the gates to the sanctuary. The trail is less steep. As the trail continues into the sanctuary, it crosses two avalanche tracks on a narrow trail that hurdles up against the cliffs. After short trek you will be at Bagar (3310m.), a meadow and some abandoned hotels. The normal trail follows the left side of the valley. Now the trail appears gently ascent until you reach Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.). Here you find almost 6 to 7 lodges. This is one of the places, where you can enjoy the view of Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.). The path follows through alpine meadow and after some distance your trails go gently up. After a short trek, you begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp (4170m.). From here, you can see the views of several peaks at 360 degree.
Day 08: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630m.) which takes about five hours. It’s much easier going down. You should have no problem reaching Sinuwa in a single day from Annapurna Base Camp. Now you trek through Himalayan Hotel to Dovan.

 

Day 09: Trek from Dovan to Jhinudanda (1750m.) and it takes about six hours. The path is descent up to Bamboo passing through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo plants. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar and now the trail is quite flat until you reach Sinuwa. You trek gradually descend to the Chhumrong Khola and you have to follow stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhumrong. The last part of the trail is steeply down to Jhinudanda. From the town you should walk down for 20 minutes to reach Hot Spring at the bank of the Modi Khola. You can relax at Hot Spring.

 

Day 10: Trek from Jhinudanda to Birethanti (1025m.) which takes about five hours. The trail gradually descends all the way to Birethanti along the bank of Modi Khola. En route, you pass through forests, rice terraces, waterfalls and green scenarios.  Birethanti is a small town with few lodges, shops and human settlements. Now you walk for almost twenty minutes through flat path upto Nayapul (New Bridge). Here you board vehicle to drive back to Pokhara which takes approximately one and half hours.

 

Day 11: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and  Kurintar where the Nepal’s first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes approximately 25 minutes.


Price Includes

  •  A guide
  • Entry permits for Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Necessary transport: Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara Kathmandu by Tourist Bus
  • Transportation: Pokhara to Nayapul and Nayapul to Pokhara by Car.
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) only for our guide during the trek
  • Accommodation in tea houses (lodges) only for our guide during the trek
  • Necessary equipment such as sleeping bag, down jacket etc. for our guide
  • Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staffs
  • Airport picks up and drop  services

Price Excludes

  • Mountain Medical rescue help (It is provided by your insurance company)
  • Personal nature expenses such as drinks, beverages, hot shower etc.
  • Lunch & Dinner cost in Kathmandu, Pokhara for you.
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for you during the trek
  • Accommodation in tea houses (lodges) for you during the trek

Trekking Equipment list:

The following equipment lists are suggested and essential for both camp & teahouse treks in the Himalayas. Make use of this list as a guideline; some of the equipment can be hired in Katmandu as well. Besides, keep in mind trekking gear can be bought in the many adventure shops in Katmandu Thamel.

Luggage:

  • 1 large duffel bag: This will carry all your personal gear on the trek. It should be strong and durable.  The best size would be around 30″ x 14″, with a full-length zipper and handles.
  • 1 small padlock: Your duffel bag should be locked.
  • 1 rucksack or day pack:  This should accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you want to have during the day.  We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.
  • 1 small duffel bag or suitcase: Items not needed on the trek can be left at the hotel in Kathmandu. This bag should also have a lock.  Be sure to leave room for purchases, or buy one in Kathmandu they have many good quality ones available.

Head and Face Gear:

  • Sunhat
  • A Bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm hat
  • Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor
  • Lip balm with a high SPF factor

Hands:

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Inner Clothing:

  • T-shirts
  • Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best
  • Underwear
  • 2 Long shorts
  • 2 Trousers- (loose and comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)
  • Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)
  • Waterproof pants
  • Baggy pants
  • 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)
  • 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket

Footwear:

  • Light weight walking boots- Quality boots (leather is recommended)
  • Spare laces
  • 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
  • 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks
  • One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

  • 1 thermos- Water tends to freeze in ‘normal’ water bottles at high altitude temperatures.
  • 2 one-liter water bottles
  • Purification equipment- Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

  • 30-40 liter daypack
  • Rucksack- Without aluminum support
  • Water Proof Bag- A water proof bag to cover the rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius.

Optional Extras/Luxuries

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • Walkman
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

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