Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: Minimum 02
  • Trip Type: Teahouse Trekking
  • Transport: Flight & Private Vehicle
  • Food: As Per Itinerary
  • Season: March - June & Spept - December
  • Max Elevation: 4,130m | 13,549ft.

Highlights

  • +20-year decades of experience trekking with  local guides and porters
  • Scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Enjoy a beautiful city-Pokhara with serene lakes and stunning views of the Annapurna Himalayas.
  • Trek through charming farm villages and hills adorned with rhododendron and pine forests
  • Experience the magical beauty of Poon Hill and witness a breathtaking sunrise over the Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu mountain ranges
  • Explore the serene forests and make your way to the magnificent Annapurna Base Camp, surrounded by snow-capped peaks
  • Enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot springs of Jhinu Danda and immerse yourself in the vibrant Gurung village of Chomrong

About Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a popular choice among trekkers worldwide, as it combines stunning mountain vistas, diverse landscapes, and encounters with the warm hospitality of the local communities. Throughout the trek, you’ll be accompanied by our experienced guides who will ensure your safety, provide valuable insights, and make your journey truly memorable.

Our 13 Days ABC trek is inclusive of the best teahouse (a route) and hotel in the city, hygienic meals (3 times a day) breakfast, lunch, and, dinner, a trekking permit, both-way flight between Kathmandu and Pokhara. Ground transportation by private vehicle before and after the trekking, customized Annapurna Base Camp trek itinerary is available as per travel need.

This incredible journey takes you to the heart of the majestic Annapurna region, where you’ll experience the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Nepal.

Another highlight of this trip, you traverse through lush rhododendron forests, terraced fields, and traditional Gurung and Magar villages, you’ll witness the incredible grandeur of Dhaulagiri (8,267m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219), Gangapurna (7,455m), Annapurna III (7,756m), Machhapuchhare- Fish-Tail 6,997m) and many more neighboring peaks.

A huge achievement of the trek is reaching Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m), nestled amidst towering mountains, where you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan giants. Join us on this unforgettable adventure as we embark on the 14-day customized tour of Annapurna Base Camp where nature’s splendor and cultural wonders await at every step.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Route Overview

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek commences with a scenic (25-minute) Himalayas flight to towns, culminating in the picturesque city of Pokhara. Nestled in a valley adorned with the tranquil Begnas and Phewa Lakes, Pokhara offers a mesmerizing reflection of the Annapurna Himalayas on its calm waters.

From Pokhara, our journey takes us through the enchanting hills adorned with rhododendrons and pine forests. In the spring and summer months, these hills transform into a magical garden as vibrant flowers bloom. Passing through Tirkhedhunga, Hille, and Ulleri, we make our way to Ghorepani, where we embark on the famous Poon Hill (3,210m) hike for the amazing mountain views, morning glory sunrise, sleep lap of the Himalayas Ghorepani and Tadapani.

Poon Hill, a highlight of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, treats us to a spectacular sunrise over the Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu mountain ranges. Continuing our trek through serene forests, we eventually reach the glorious Annapurna Base Camp, surrounded by a magnificent amphitheater of snow-capped peaks.

After an unforgettable experience at Annapurna Base Camp, our return journey leads us back to Pokhara. Along the way, we have the opportunity to relax in the rejuvenating hot springs of Jhinu Danda and pass through the vibrant Gurung village of Chomrong. The trek concludes with a short drive back to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu, guided by the excellent service of Nepal Spirit Adventure.

The itinerary for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is flexible and can be customized to meet your travel requirements. The cost of the trek varies based on factors such as daily expenses, wages, transportation, and hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

"Embark on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek and allow Nepal Spirit Adventure to create an unforgettable journey tailored to your preferences."

Itinerary

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Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal! As soon as you come out of the Kathmandu airport, you will find our representative waiting for you in the waiting area right outside the arrival lounge. You will be warmly greeted and welcomed by the representative and led to the vehicle. 

Our vehicle will take you to the trip hotel, most of the time in Thamel, which is a 20-30-minute drive, depending upon traffic, from the airport.

After you check into the hotel, you can take relaxing time on your own as there are no activities scheduled for today, except our trip briefing meeting. We will let you know about the briefing timing upon your arrival at the overnight hotel.

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Altitude: 1,315 m | 4,270 feet

After breakfast transfer to the domestic airport as per your Pokhara flight schedule short scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. When you arrive at Pokhara, you will be greeted with beautiful views of many prominent mountain peaks like Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre (fish-tail), and the many mountain peaks of the Annapurna massif. Pokhara is a famous tourist hub of Nepal. It is well-deserving of its popularity because it is a beautiful city located right beside the sapphire Phewa Lake. The lake is also popular for reflecting the sight of the Machhapuchhre Mountain on its surface.

From Pokhara, we will then drive to Nayapul by private vehicle. It is a bustling town that lies some distance away from Pokhara. From Nayapul, we will start our trek unto Bherethati by the river Modi, from here walk begins through nice villages coming across trekkers, mule and donkey trains, our route leads to farm areas and villages, waterfalls then reaching Tirkehdhunga for an overnight stop in the comfort of a nice cozy lodge after a good day walks of few hours.

  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Altitude: 1,440 m | 4,724 feet

After breakfast, the morning starts with a steep uphill climb on stone steps for an hour or more to reach on top of Ulleri Magar village, a moderate size village with houses in traditional Nepalese style of slated roofs from here walk leads with a gradual slow climb into enchanting cool rhododendron and pine-forested area to reach Ghorepani village, located on a ridge surrounded with beautiful rhododendron trees. 

This village is inhabited mostly by Poon people of the Magar tribe and is famous for the Poon Hill view top which is an hour's climb.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Altitude: 2,850 m | 9,130 feet

Early morning climb to the top of Poon Hill (3210m)to catch the stunning sunrise over an array of Himalayan peaks from the world's 7th highest Dhaulagiri-10th highest Annapurna with a range of peaks including the world's 8th highest Manaslu with the majestic Machhapuchare peak “Fish Tail”. 

After enjoying exciting moments head back to Ghorepani and continue the trek uphill and downhill through a cool forest then reach Tadapani for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Altitude: 2,640 m | 8,850 feet

From this peaceful place downhill walk into the cool forest of rhododendron and pine trees to Kimrong Valley. After Kimrong Valley an uphill climb for an hour to reach on top of Chomrong village, and then a short downhill to the main Chomrong village for overnight, this is the last permanent Gurung village and the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary trekking.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Altitude: 2,170 m | 7,120 feet

After breakfast the Chomrong, a morning walk on a short downhill over terraced farm fields and to the Chomrong river, after crossing the bridge an uphill for an hour to Sinuwa Danda a small place with few lodges offering grand views of surrounding rolling green hills, from here walk into the dense forest till Bamboo is reached, located near Modi River.

 From here an hour's walk up to Dovan with a few lodges near Modi River, after a short stop continue to walk taking another few hours to reach at Himalaya Hotel for an overnight stop, near the large Hinko Cave beneath Huinchuli peak.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Altitude: 2,840 m | 9,318 feet

From here walk on glaciers and moraine around the old avalanche area, after crossing a small bridge near Deurali before Machhapuchare Base Camp is reached. After Deurali tree lines disappear with only high alpine bushes and shrubs, our route climbs following the Modi River upstream, The walk gets pleasant for an hour, and with steep up to reach Machhapuchare Base Camp overnight. This place with few lodges is located on the bottom of Mt. Machhapuchare North Face, and from here onward starts the Annapurna Sanctuary area.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Altitude: 3,700 m | 12,135 feet

After a wonderful morning overlooking views of the Annapurna mountain range, from here a short walk to the base camp, a morning walk on the grassy uphill slopes then reaching higher almost level ground near Annapurna Base Camp, a morning walk with stunning views of close Annapurna peaks that circles the sanctuary facing Annapurna I. 

After a good scenic walk reach Annapurna Base Camp a magnificent spot with about three large lodges at present, offering tremendous awesome scenery of snow-capped peaks that encircle this lovely spot at base camp, afternoon at leisure to enjoy the mountain views.

Annapurna area was first explored by the British Adventure Col. James O.M. 'Jimmy' Roberts in the year 1956 and exposed to the world as the 'Sanctuary of Gods'. The Sanctuary has been christened "Annapurna Sanctuary" ever since.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Altitude: 4,130 m | 13,549 feet

After a grand time at Annapurna base camp around spectacular Sanctuary, a morning walk downhill all the way to Deurali, with few ups and downs on a winding trail then back into the forest reaching Bamboo for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Altitude: 2,310 m | 7,578 feet

From here a short steep up to Khuldi Ghar, then downhill to Sinuwa Danda, from here walk descends to Chomrong Khola. After the bridge, an uphill walk for less than an hour reaching Chomrong village for a rest stop lunch break.

After Chomrong another half-hour to the top of Chomrong ridge, then our route descends to Jhinu danda, for an overnight stay, this place offersrefreshing hot springs just 20 minute's walk downhill near Modi River.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Altitude: 1,760 m | 5,774 feet

After a refreshing time at Jhinu downhill for an hour to Modi River with a gradual walk and short climb to reach the bottom of Gandruk and Landruk village then about 5 hours drive to Pokhara after a wonderful time up in the high mountains overnight in a hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch
  • Altitude: 8, 20 m | 2,700 feet

Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu would be one of the best choices as you walk lots of accending up and descending trek down from Annapurna base camp it is a very short and scenic 30-minute flight to Kathmandu as well and you can use more time in Kathmandu for shopping or relaxing overnight in hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Altitude: 1,315 m | 4,270 feet

After a wonderful time at Annapurna base camp and Poon Hill trekking with the grand service of Nepal Spirit Adventure, as per the flight time transfer to the international air terminal for your departure homeward bound or to the next respective countries.

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    Cost Details

    • All the ground transfers by private vehicle
    • 2-night twin sharing (room) of the hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Flight fare from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu inclusive of departure taxes
    • Pokhara to Nayapul, Ghandrung Phedi to Pokhara both ways by private vehicle
    • Annapurna conservation entrance permit and TIMS card
    • An experienced local guide including his salary, equipment, transportation, insurance, food, and lodging
    • Strong porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) inclusive of salary, trek insurance, equipment, transportation, food, and lodging
    • Provide twin-sharing lodge accommodation during the Annapurna base camp trekking
    • ABC trekking meals 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
    • Inclusive in package trek equipment sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffel bag (returned after the trek)
    • General first aid medicine along the trek
    • Travel and rescue arrangements
    • Government taxes
    • Nepal arrival visa cost
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Extra nights hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara (due to an early return from a trek, or an extended stay in Nepal)
    • Personal expenses for the trek: All the alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks such as Coca-Cola, Fanta, sprite, tea coffee, beer, energy drinks, whisky, chocolate biscuits, battery recharge, extra porters, hot shower, heater, phone calls, etc
    • Travel and trekking insurance and rescue operations are top requirements while you are on the mountain trekking
    • Personal Trekking Equipment:Bring your personal own trekking equipment.
    • Tips for guides and porters
    • International flights

    Dates & Prices

    Departure note

    All our published dates are guaranteed departures. If the dates don’t match your travel plans, we are more than happy to create your desired date. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for and our travel experts will help plan your tailor-made trips to your dream destination.

     

    Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
    25 Apr, 2024 - 07 May, 2024AvailableUS$1070Confirm
    29 Apr, 2024 - 11 May, 2024AvailableUS$1070Confirm

    Useful Information

    Best Season for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is best undertaken during specific months that offer favorable weather conditions and breathtaking mountain views. While the trek can be organized throughout the year, the following months are particularly recommended.

    Mid-February to June: During this period, the weather is generally clear and stable, allowing for excellent visibility of the magnificent mountain vistas along the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The blooming rhododendron forests add a vibrant touch to the journey, enhancing the overall experience.

    Last week of August to December: This time frame also offers favorable weather conditions for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The skies are usually clear, providing unobstructed views of the surrounding peaks. The autumn colors of the landscape further enhance the scenic beauty of the trekking route.

    At Nepal Spirit Adventure, we organize Annapurna Base Camp Treks throughout the year, ensuring that you have the flexibility to choose a time that suits you best.

    Transportation

    Transportation plays a crucial role in ensuring a smooth start and finish to the Annapurna Base Camp trek. At Nepal Spirit Adventure, we provide various transportation options to cater to your convenience and comfort as per your acceptable budget factor.

    Private Vehicle: As part of our ABC packages, we arrange private transportation for your international and domestic airport pick-up upon arrival in Kathmandu and for your final departure. Additionally, private vehicles are provided for the journey from Pokhara City to Nayapul before commencing the Annapurna Base Camp trek, as well as from Ghandrung Phedi back to Pokhara after completing the trek. This ensures a personalized and hassle-free travel experience.

    Scenic Flight to Pokhara to  Kathmandu: As per our ABC trek package both ways (Kathmandu-Kathamndu) mountain scenic flights are inclusive for saving your 2 days' holidays in Nepal because Kathmandu to Pokhara is (210km) away and takes about 7-8 hours bus ride if you have a long holiday for Nepal, you can take a bus journey between both city. The both-way flight itinerary helps you particularly benefit as you will be feeling tired after the rigorous trekking activities and provides an opportunity to relax and enjoy the sights of Pokhara that; 's why we highly recommend both ways to take scenic flights.

    The flight duration is around 25 minutes from each way journey and offers mesmerizing views of the majestic mountains. These transportation options ensure your convenience, safety, and enjoyment throughout the Annapurna Base Camp trek, allowing you to focus on the incredible journey ahead.

    Bus Service: To travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara Kathmandu, we also offer deluxe tourist bus services. This scenic journey takes approximately 6-7 hours, allowing you to admire the picturesque landscapes, rivers, traditional villages, and breathtaking mountain views along the way. It is a delightful way to immerse yourself in the beauty of the region before reaching Pokhara but you need a couple of extra days before starting the Annapurna Base Camp trek.

    Food and Beverage along the ABC trek

    Our 14-night 15-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek package is priced at USD 950 per person, and it includes all meals throughout the trek. You will be provided with three meals a day, consisting of 14 breakfasts, 10 lunches, and 9 dinners, ensuring you are well-nourished and energized during the entire journey. The food provided on the trek is prepared at ethnic lodges, maintaining high hygiene standards. The food menus at the teahouses along the Annapurna Base Camp Trek route are quite similar, offering a variety of options. You can enjoy delicious dishes such as MOMO (dumplings), noodles, pasta, potatoes,
    soups, and the popular Nepalese dish, Dal Bhat.

    Dal Bhat consists of steamed rice served with lentil soup and fresh seasonal vegetables, providing a nutritious and fulfilling meal. Breakfast and dinner will be served at the same tea house or lodge, while lunch will be enjoyed along the trail, allowing you to experience the beautiful surroundings. Some teahouses also offer Western food options like pizza, pasta, and French fries.

    Additionally, you can find a selection of beverages such as soft drinks, snacks, and beer at most tea house restaurants. For breakfast, you can choose from a
    variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes, ensuring a satisfying start to your day on the trek.

    Available Accommodations

    We use always the best accommodation available along the trekking period as well as the cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara as per our recommended trip itinerary packages. Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek package includes twin-sharing accommodation both in the city and during the trek. In the city, we provide tourist standard hotels, ensuring a comfortable stay.

    On the ABC trek, we arrange comfortable lodges, which were previously known as teahouses. Each teahouse features a central communal area with a large stove, providing warmth and a cozy atmosphere for trekkers. The bedrooms in the lodges are not heated and typically have two beds with mattresses, pillows, and blankets. However, we strongly recommend that you bring your own personal sleeping bag (a 3-season bag is usually sufficient). The teahouses generally have gas-powered showers, and the toilets are mostly sit-down flush toilets, although some lodges may have squat toilets.

    Safe Drinking Water

    Along the trek, safe drinking water is very important while we are on high altitude journey. We recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters of water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problems AMS). As long as possible we recommend you buy sealed packed mineral water and can buy it from every local shop and lodge.

    Remember! River, spring, and tap water are free, we should not recommend you directly drink it even water looks very clean, and can not be drunk without adding water purification pills or a filter that will be suitable to drink. You can buy boiled water from every lodge, boiled water, and sealed packed water cost $ 1-2 dollars per letter and can be also a high charge at the base camp of Annapurna.

    So, you need to prepare and self-carry the extra amount in Nepalese rupees for all the table drinks for alcoholic or nonalcoholic and chocolate biscuits, and hot shower items but it is available every teahouse along your journey to ABC trekking.

    Experience Required

    The Classic Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack. Walking at a high altitude is more physically demanding than walking at lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination, we can accomplish this trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance our strength and stability.

    If you have past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is vital for participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Nepal Spirit Adventure of any conditions before booking the trek to minimize the risks of altitude sickness.

    Is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek Suitable for Me?

    The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a challenging adventure that involves multiple days of strenuous foothill walking, including reaching the base camp itself. Throughout the trek, you will be hiking for approximately 6-7 hours each day, often at altitudes exceeding 4,000 meters. It is important to be aware of the risks of high altitude sickness, and we recommend visiting our helpful altitude sickness guide for more information.

    To ensure you are well-prepared, it is essential to be in excellent fitness and overall good health. This includes engaging in training activities prior to your trip.

    Re-charging batteries (electronic items)

    We can recharge your batteries, and devices with electricity, or solar power sources. In Nepal, 220 240 volts 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay a small amount of fee/hour for using recharging facilities.

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