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Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 9 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek
475

If you are an entry-level trekker and would like to do a short, easy trek in Nepal that offers you both scenic beauty and ethnic culture, then Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek is your best option. ABC has been the most-visited tourist region of Nepal for many years. The ease and accessibility of traveling, the spectacular scenery, and the beautiful and hospitable people are some of the regions for its popularity among tourists visiting Nepal.

You begin your journey by traveling from Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus, plane, or other modes of transportation. Your real trek begins from Tikhedunga, from where you climb a long series of stone steps to reach Ulleri.  From there on, you pass through beautiful villages, dense bamboo and alpine forests, green hills filled with rhododendrons, and pleasing terrains. When you reach the base camp 4130m (13546ft.), you will be rewarded with incredible views of several mountains: Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Tent Peak, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Annapurna South, and several others.

You will also meet various ethnic groups along the way. Brahmins and Chhetris inhabit the lower regions and Gurungs and Magars inhabit the upper regions. All of these people are very friendly to visitors and their hospitality is considered one of the best in all of the trekking regions of Nepal. All of these reasons, make ABC trek one of the most popular treks in Nepal.

The best time to do ABC trek is in spring (March-June) and autumn (September - November). Summers tend to be hot and rainy and winters tend to be cold and snowy, and hence they are not recommended seasons for traveling around this region.

Trip Highlights:

  • Incredible views of some of the highest mountains in the world
  • Vantage-point of Poon Hill
  • Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp
  • Pokhara City sightseeing
  • Beautiful local culture of Gurungs and Magars
  • Natural bath in hot springs at Jhinu

Day 1
Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914 m). It takes around 6 hours.

Day 2
Day 2: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul.

Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1070 m) and then start trekking to Birethanti and further up to Syauli Bazaar to Ghandruk (1940 m). It takes around 6 hours.

Day 3
Day 3: Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong

Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170 m). It takes around 6 hours.

Day 4
Day 4: Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan

Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (2600 m). It takes around 6 hours.

Day 5
Day 5: Trek from Dovan to Deurali.

Trek from Dovan to Deurali (3230 m). It takes around 5 hours.

Day 6
Day 6: Trek from Deurali to ABC.

Trek from Deurali to via MBC (3700 m) to ABC (4130 m). It takes around 6 hours.

Day 7
Day 7: Trek from ABC to Dovan

Trek from ABC to Dovan (2600 m). It takes around 6 hours.

Day 8
Day 8: Trek from Dovan to Jhinu Danda

Trek from Dovan to Jhinu Danda (1780 m). It takes around 6 hours.

Day 9
Day 9: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Pokhara.

Trek from Jhinu Danda to Pokhara. It takes around 6 hours.

Cost Includes

  • A guide
  • Entry permits for Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Necessary transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara both way by Tourist Bus
  • Transportation from Pokhara to Nayapul both way by Taxi.
  • Meals for guide during a trek.
  • Accommodation for guide during a trek.
  • Necessary equipment for our guide.
  • Insurance for guide
  • Hotel accommodation in Pokhara for the guide

Cost Excludes

  • Emergency Mountain Medical Rescue Insurance (Provided by your insurance company. Please buy it in your country. You cannot buy it in Nepal.)
  • Expenses of personal nature, such as drinks and beverages, etc.
  • Tips
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) for you during trek
  • Accommodation for you during trek
  • Hotel accommodation and meal for you in Pokhara.

Personal Trekking Equipment List

  • Lightweight walking boots, spare laces
  • Sleeping bag (You can rent from here)
  • Down Jacket (You can rent from here)
  • A rainproof jacket with hood or a Punchoo
  • 2 pairs of loose-fitting long shorts/skirts
  • 2 cotton T-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • One pair of sandals
  • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick woollen socks
  • Personal medical supplies (first aid kits)
  • Flashlight
  • Toiletries with towels
  • Sunglasses
  • Suntan cream
  • Water bottle
  • Iodine for the purification of drinking water
  • Daypack
  • Rucksack
  • Things of personal interest
  • Lip guard

Note: You can either bring your own sleeping bag and down jacket or rent them here. The temperate drops to around - 10-degree Celsius.

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Price From USD$475/person
475
Total $ 475 USD

Trip Facts

  • Birethant
  • Nayapul
  • Moderate
  • 4,130 m
  • Trekking
  • Tea House
  • Nepal
  • Sep - Nov and Mar - May

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