Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Description

Annapurna base camp trekking is regarded to be one of the classic trekking in the Annapurna region. The trekking to Annapurna base camp trek package combines some of the most impressive scenes of the mountains, with a fascinating insight in the north western Nepal. The ultimate destination of the Annapurna region trekking is to reach at the Annapurna base camp, which is touted as having the world´s best trekking routes.The trekking to Annapurna base camp begins from the lake city of Pokhara, the popular trek which leads you all around the major sights from where you will have amazing views of the area. You will have an opportunity to trek to the poon hill, the best view point for having amazing and clear scenes of the snow capped mountains in the Annapurna region, from where you will have views of a number of majestic mountains including of Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.) , Mt. Annapurna III (7,555 m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7,525 m), Mt. Annapurna south (7,219 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,041 m), Mt. Fishtail also called Mt. Machhapuchhare (6,998 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m) among others. The special of the Annapurna base camp trekking is that you will be welcomed with something new scenery every single day, either that is of mountain, incredible landscapes, the crisscross trails with diverse flora and fauna, beautiful settlement of various ethnic groups namely of Gurung, Magar, Thakali, Bahun, Chhetri, and the Tibet cultural groups also reside alongside of the trail.

Annapurna base camp trek usually starts from Pokhara, but there are a number of choices of route. You can have a short drive from Pokhara to Naudanda Phedi and then continue trekking to Dhampus and alongside the settlement of Gurung ethnic groups, you continue to Pothana and Landrung and crossing Ghandrung, Chomrong, and finally enter to the Annapurna Sanctuary, where there you can finally reach at Annapurna base camp, from where you will have amazing views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III and Annapurna IV plus the fish tailed spire of Mt. Machhapuchhre and finally after making an excursion all around you will return back to same route to Pokhara subsequently to Kathmandu.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport (1345meters). You will be met by our representative and transfer to Hotel and a short brief about the trekking after refreshment overnight at three star level categories accommodation with B/B Plan.

Day 02: Full day tour around Kathmandu valley with English speaking guide including Baudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Symbhunath Temple, and necessary preparation for Trekking  overnight at three star level categories accommodation with B/B Plan.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, 210 Kilometer west of Kathmandu valley that takes about six hours on tourist coach. You will drive along side of Trisuli and Mashyangdi River both flown from the foothills of Himalayas and are popular for Rafting, the view of Ganesh Himal and Mt. Manaslu will refresh you. Pokhara is tourist´s paradise with full of natural with more than three lakes, couple of caves falls as well as cultural heritage sites. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (Lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

Day 04: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga  About hour of drive from Pokhara(915m) to Nayapul(1050m) on private or tourist vehicle. Trek starts from Nayapul you will reach Tikhedhunga (1577M), final destination of the day Via Birethanti (1065m.) it takes about four hours. The first part of day trek is easy passing through several small villages and settlements. After some gentle ascend you can reach Tikhedhunga. The majority of people in this region are Gurung and they are Buddhist.

Day 05: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani at the altitude of (2874 m.) It takes around six hours. This includes steep ascend for first two hours and then ascending gently through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. One can see beautiful view of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna south (7219m) on the way to Ghorepani. Final hours of today´s trail are quite easier passing through rhododendron and shadowy trees and descends gently up to the final camp. Languor and different species of birds are common things to see.

Day 06: Ghorepani to Tadapani Morning hike to the top of Poon Hill (3232m) for the best view of sunrise on 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 snow capped mountains Descend back to Ghorepani and after having breakfast we will continue our five hour journey unto Tadapani (2650m).

Day 07: Tadapni to Chomrong Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Chomrong(2170m) which takes five hours. The day trek is very easy by mostly descending gently all the way through Rhododendron, Oak and Sal´s dense forests. Kimrung Khola area is reachly habited by different species of birds. Ascend steeply and walk at a level for 45 minutes and mostly flat trail with gentle descend.

Day 08: Chomrong to Doval Five hours trek from Chomrong to Dovan at 2630m. The trail descends by a stone staircase for first one and half hour and crosses the Chomrong Khola via suspension bridge. High above the west bank of Modi Khola, the trail passes through the forests of Bamboo, Rhododendron and Oaks. Climbing further on a rocky trail you reach at Sinuwa, at 2350m. You trek gently through the forest and descend a long steep stone staircase till Dovan.

Day 09: Trek from Dovan to Machhapurchhere Base camp (3820m.). It takes about five hours. You have to pass through muddy trail. There is debris of avalanches during winter season, the trail is steep ascent up to Hinko Cave (3160m.), this named as a huge overhanging rock provides some protection against rain and avalanches then you will reach MBC before late evening.

Day 10: MBC to Dovan Morning hike to Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m.) via Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.) It takes two hours. The valley widens and becomes less steep and you can see the gates to the sanctuary from here. Enjoy the view of Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.). Have breakfast in ABC with panorama view of Himalaya and trek to Dovan (2630m.): It takes about five hours. It´s much easier going down. You should have no problem reaching Sinuwa from Annapurna Base Camp in a single day however we have chosen this Dovan(2630m) as some of trekkers may have problem on going down.

Day 11: Trek from Dovan to Jhinudanda (1750m) which will take 6 hours. The path descends up to Bamboo passing through forests mostly inherited by Bamboos. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up for hour is quite flat until Sinuwa. Your treks gradually descend to the Chhumrong Khola and following stone staircase before last part of the trail 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 12: From Jhinudanda to Pothana (1600m.) It is a five hour trek. The first part of the trek is descent and then appears flat land until Himal Pani. You will find beautiful waterfall here. The trail ascends gently crossing numerous streams and terraces. After short trek, you reach Landruk (1640m.), an appeling big village inhabited by mixed community of Gurung, Magar, Cheetri and Brahmin as well. Now the trail gently ascends to Tolka (1850m.), then goes steeply up to Deurali (2100m.) with a view of different mountain peaks and again trail gradually descends to Pothana passing through different forests. Pothana is a small town resided by Gurung, you can enjoy the wonderful views of various mountains from here.

Day 13: Pothana to Pokahra Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi. It takes about three hours to reach Phedi. The Trekking trail is gentle descend up to Dhampus, a village mostly inherited by Gurung communities. Then trek through the flat land for several moments and steep downhill unless reaching Phedi. Trekking ends at Dhampus Phedi and drive back to Pokhara by Vehicle overnight at three star level categories accommodation with B/B Plan.

Day 14: Fly back Pokhara to Kathmandu about 3:15 pm  after noon time pick up from Kathmandu airport and   transfer to  Hotel overnight at three star level categories accommodation with B/B Plan.

Day 15:  Drive to Kathmandu air port and departure to country. 

 
Please Note:
If the above schedule does not meet your need and interest, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.
Trip is possible to conduct in any time if the group size has two or more pax.

Cost for trip US$ 850 per person (This cost base on minimum two pax)

 


Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up / drop & transfer by private car / van/ Haice. (Depend on group size).
  • Three night´s accommodation in Kathmandu twin sharing bed and breakfast basis three star level categories accommodations.
  • Kathmandu city tours, tour guide and private car / Haice
  • Two night´s accommodation in Pokhara twin sharing bed and breakfast basis three star level categories accommodation.
  • Meals breakfast, lunch and dinner with cup of tea & coffee during the trek (You may choose in Menu)
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance.
  • All necessary ground transportation bus/ car/Haice for Trek. (We could provide you private vehicle and domestic flight Kathmandu/ Pokhara round trip on your require)
  • First aid medical kit.
  • One way flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu with domestic departure tax
  • Annapurna conservation permits.
  • Annapurna base camp route map
  • Seasonal fresh fruits after dinner
  • Hot shower during trek in possible place
  • Safe drinking water during trek
  • Thin Air Adventure’s down sleeping bag during trek (if necessary)
  • TIMS card Fee- Trekkers´ Information Management System
  • Government taxes & office service charge.
  • All program according to itineraries on full board.
  • Rescue service arrangement in emergency case, only if your condition requires the rescue (but clients need to pay from their rescue covered Travel insurance)
 
 

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you can obtain a visa easily up on your arrival in Nepal´s airport Kathmandu)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • International Airfare and Airport Taxs.
  • Sightseeing entry fee in Kathmandu
  • Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks (cold drinks coke/ fanta/ can juice and mineral water and boiled drinking water.
  • Dessert chocolates personal shopping, laundry, phone call internet camera battery charging.
  • Personal trekking equipment Travel /Medical insurance and helicopter rescue, personal expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude (The Tipping is appreciated, but not mandatory)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on price including section.

Fixed Departure Dates

Start Dates End Dates Status  
2014-10-07 2014-10-19 Available Book
2014-09-12 2014-09-24 Available Book
2014-10-02 2014-10-14 Available Book
2014-11-04 2014-11-16 Available Book