Annapurna Base Camp Trek

around best of Annapurna Himalaya with stunning panorama from base camp and Poon Hill

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: 1-10
  • Max Elevation: 4,130m/13,549ft.

Highlights

  • Picturesque trekking around southern Annapurna with the short scenic circuit.
  • Trekking into lovely enchanting rhododendron and pine tree forest with amazing views.
  • Visiting high mountainous traditional villages of Gurung and Poon/ Magar tribes.
  • Daily views of snowcapped mountains include 7th highest Dhaulagiri & 8th high Manaslu.
  • A stunning sunrise from Pun Hill and into the heart of Annapurna Himalaya at Base Camp.

About Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is picturesque and marvelous destinations around the whole Himalaya, where Nepal Spirit Adventure with its team of expert guides leads you to enjoy this fascinating adventure. Nothing can match the beauty of this Trek to Annapurna Base Camp in the comfort of nice cozy lodge available all the way in the heart of Annapurna sanctuary and at base camp.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers where you will soak in with super views of Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m/23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m /24,457ft) and Annapurna III (7,555m /24,787ft), includes Mt. Machhapuchare “Fish-tail” (6,997m) Tent Peak 5,663m.

Adventure Annapurna Base Camp Trek starting with bus ride past many interesting farm villages and towns to reach famous and scenic Pokhara city with its beautiful valley of pristine Begnas and Phewa Lakes, where Annapurna Himalaya reflects on its calm water surface.

Pokhara is the start and the ending point of many treks and mountaineering adventure, from here our route leads to high hills filled with a lovely forest of rhododendron and pine trees, where in spring and summer turning the area into the natural magic garden when flowers in full bloom. The walk leads through many farm villages of Tirkhedhunga-Hille-Ulleri to reach at Ghorepani for the hike to famous Poon Hill.

During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, from Poon Hill offers super sunrise over the chain of mountains from Dhaulagiri-Nilgiris’ –Annapurna to Manaslu range and then walking into the serene forest towards our next destination at Annapurna base camp within glorious sanctuary with an amphitheater of snowcapped peaks that surround this lovely and wonderful spot at base camp.

After a grand marvelous time from the Annapurna Base Camp heading back to Pokhara taking a scenic route and enjoying hot-spring at Jhinu Danda after walking past large Gurung village in Chomrong. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking concludes with a short drive back to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu with great service, the guidance of Nepal Spirit Adventure.
"Customized trek itineraries are available as per your travel and groups needs"

Itinerary

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On arrival in Kathmandu international airport received by Nepal Spirit Adventure airport representative then transfer to your hotel downtown in the hub of Kathmandu city, after checking in and refreshment we can review about our oncoming trek to Annapurna Base Camp that you booked with us and share information about Kathmandu city tour overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Tourist Standard Hotel

Today is completely rest day as per your booking, you can join with our regular city sightseeing of Kathmandu: After breakfast Tour guide will pick up us at the hotel for a guided city tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous “Monkey Temple” (Swoyambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath Stupa) which is one of the large Stupas in the world. In the afternoon we will visit the office for pre-trip discussion, where you can meet and introduction our trek leader, other crew and other participants of this trek. Nepal Spirit Adventure will brief you in detail about the trek and further provides the opportunity to ask any question we may have regarding our upcoming adventure trek to Annapurna Base Camp. Remember that Kathmandu city tour cost will be an extra cost. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Tourist Standard Hotel

Annapurna base camp and Poon Hill trekking starts with an overland drive on Nepal’s interesting highway to reach Pokhara, the journey leads past many farm villages and towns with views of mountains. Drive finally ends on reaching Pokhara and transfer to hotel near beautiful Phewa Lake where most of the nice hotels are located.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Tourist Standard Hotel
  • Transportation: Tourist Bus

After breakfast few hours drives to Nayapul 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 at Tirkehdhunga for overnight stop in the comfort of a nice cozy lodge after a good day walks of few hours.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

Morning starts with steep uphill climb on stone steps for an hour or more to reach on top Ulleri village, moderate size villages with houses in traditional Nepalese style of slated roofs from here walk leads with gradual slow climb into enchanting cool rhododendron and pine-forested area to reach at Ghorepani village, located on a ridge surrounded with beautiful rhododendron trees. This village inhabited mostly by Poon people of Magar tribe and famous for Poon Hill view top which is an hour climb.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

Early morning climb to the top of Poon Hill to catch the stunning sunrise over an array of Himalayan peaks from world 7th highest Dhaulagiri-10th highest Annapurna with a range of peaks including world 8th highest Manaslu with majestic Machhapuchare peak “Fish Tail”. After enjoying exciting moments head back to Ghorepani and continues the trek with uphill and downhill through a cool forest then reaching at Tadapani for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

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 short downhill to 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 and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

After Chomrong morning walk on a short downhill over terraced farm fields and to Chomrong river, after crossing 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 walk with gradual up to Dovan with few lodges near Modi River, after a short stop continues walk taking another few hours to reach at Himalaya Hotel for an overnight stop, near large Hinko Cave beneath Huinchuli peak.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

From here walk on glacier and moraine around 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, walk gets pleasant for an hour and with steep up to reach at Machhapuchare Base Camp for overnight. This place with few lodges located on the bottom of Mt. Machhapuchare North Face, from here onward starts the Annapurna Sanctuary area.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

After a wonderful morning overlooking views of Annapurna mountain range, from here a short walk to the base camp, morning walk on the grassy uphill slopes then reaching higher almost level ground near Annapurna Base Camp, morning walk with stunning views of close Annapurna peaks that circles the sanctuary facing Annapurna I. After a good scenic walk reaching at Annapurna Base Camp a magnificent spot with about three large lodges at present, offering tremendous awesome scenery of snow-capped peaks that encircles around 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 as "Annapurna Sanctuary" ever since.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

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

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

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 at Chomrong village for rest stop or lunch, after Chomrong with another up for half-hour to the top of Chomrong ridge, then our route descends to Jhinu danda, for overnight stay, this place offers refreshing hot springs just 20 minutes walk downhill near Modi River.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

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. From here continue to walk on a long winding trail through terraced farm fields and villages reaching cool forested area to reach back at Bhirethati and Nayapul after following Modi River downstream. After a shortstop, on the road head connecting Baglung and Pokhara, from here drive back to Pokhara after a wonderful time up in the high mountains.

  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Accommodation: Tourist Standard Hotel
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

Morning overland drive to Kathmandu after a marvelous time at Annapurna base camp and Poon Hill trekking, after six hours of nice scenic ride reaching Kathmandu, then transfer to your hotels with afternoon free at leisure for individual activities and shopping souvenirs. (options flight back to Kathmandu of 30 mins). Evening we invite you to a farewell dinner.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Tourist Standard Hotel
  • Transportation: Tourist Bus

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

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
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Cost Details

  • Arrival & departure airport to hotel to airport by private vehicle
  • 3-Nights twin sharing room at tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu both way transfer by tourist bus
  • 2-Night twin sharing room at tourist standard hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara both ways by private vehicle
  • Annapurna conservation entrance permit and TIMS card
  • An experienced local English speaking trek guide including his salary, equipment, transportation, insurance, food, and lodging
  • Honest local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, food, and lodging
  • One assistant trek guide for every +5 people in the group including his salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
  • Twin sharing lodge accommodation during the trekking
  • Meals: 3-Times a day, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Trekking equipment such as sleeping bag and down jacket
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • All the government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinners
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters bottled or boiled water, hot shower, heater and phone calls, etc.
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Travel insurance & Rescue operation
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Food and extra nights in a hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara (due to an early return from a trek, or an extended stay in Nepal)
  • Additional trips or tours in Kathmandu

Dates & Prices

Departure note

ABC Group joining fix departure dates are not convenient for you; you may choose alternate trip departure dates as per your comfort holidays, we are pleased to open a new trip date. We can organize a private trek at any time of the year.

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
24 Jan, 2020 - 07 Feb, 2020GuaranteedUS$8906% OFF New Year Offer
29 Jan, 2020 - 12 Feb, 2020GuaranteedUS$8906% OFF New Year Offer

Personal Information

Useful Information

Upon Arrival in Nepal

On arrival in Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, our airport representative or staff will receive you then transfer to your respective hotels. Same day evening or next morning breakfast time we will review and discuss with much information regarding your trip itinerary and included/excluded services as per the trip itinerary is chosen, at the same time introduce your guide who will help you with the final preparation for your trek as well as we can share the information about Kathmandu city sightseeing tour that you may like to do with our experienced crews.

Accommodation in Kathmandu

We provide twin sharing tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara with accommodation based on twin sharing basis with breakfast. If you are trekking in groups joining a basis, you will share a room with someone of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room supplement in Kathmandu and on-route trekking, you can request for the single supplement (which will be at extra cost beside trip price stated). We can also help you to book at different deluxe star category hotels on request for more details and information please feel free to contact us

A Typical Tea House (Lodge) Trekking Day

A typical trekking day means walking from morning to late afternoon. Each morning after packing your bags and then having a good breakfast, we will set off for day walks to our next designated overnights stop.

We suggest that you carry a small day pack to put your water bottles, sunscreen cream, hats, raincoat, camera, and warm jumper just in case if the weather changes to cold, while rest of your belonging that you don’t need for the day goes in large duffel/kit bags for porters to carry.

The walk will last for 3 to 4 hours in the morning until lunch at midday. We stop for one hour to have lunch and rest before heading to our overnight destination in the comfort of tea house/lodge at villages. At the end of the day after checking in the lodge, rest (read books, write your diary) or explore the village.

After lunch, you will be walking for 3 to 4 hours, normally reaching at the overnight stop around three to four PM. Our guide will provide you with the best accommodation available in Tea houses and lodge. Some days completing day walks by lunchtime at designated overnights stops, where you will be free after lunch in the afternoon. After tea and coffee break one can spend time exploring around a village or just relax and do some washing the laundry.

The dinner will be served around 6 to 7 P.M. the dining room (Restaurant) inside the tea house/lodge. For dinner as per the menu or recommended by your guide must be ordered one hour in advance. After dinner evening will be spent often playing cards or discussing the day’s topic and events or writing a diary if we are habitual of it before heading off to bed for good sound sleep.

Accommodation On ABC Trek

We provide accommodation along the Annapurna Base Camp Trek in tea houses (mountain lodge). A Tea House is a combination of a guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. The rooms are with twin beds and little additional furniture like small tables or chairs. Blankets are generally provided (we recommend that you carry your own sleeping bags). Most bathrooms are common with squatting (Asian) toilets or of western comfort with sitting toilets. Most Tea Houses / Lodge have running water facilities. Most of the lodges have hot water for showers, but with extra charge in using hot showers cost you $3-4 dollars per hot shower.

Meals During Trekking

During the trekking session, full board meals are included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided). We provide food from these local lodge/tea houses as per choices on the menu. Breakfast and dinner provided at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail. Every Tea House serves traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), and as well a variety of different food items, such as rice, seasonable vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups. Some lodge serves western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and eggs dishes are generally available for breakfast.

Safe Drinking Water in Trekking

Safe drinking water is very important while we are on trek and we recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problem AMS). You can buy sealed packed mineral water and boiled water from every lodge and local shops which cost you $1-3 dollars per litter. River, spring, tap water is free but requires adding purification pills to either filter it.

Health and Fitness Required

Health and physical fitness is the most important part of travel and in participating for trek and hiking. If you do not have previous trekking experience as required, you can start with morning walking exercise or cycling for weeks or month before/after booking the trip with us, if you have previous trekking and climbing experience it will add a plus point on the trek chosen, most of the trek is non-technical effort walks. The highest height gain on this trip is at 4130m above sea level. The walk involves lots of ups and down, walking through local villages, farmlands, terraces, and riverside as long as you have energy walking for 4- 6 hours a day, and if you are qualified for the trek but still requires moderate health and fitness. We strongly advise travelers to consult your medical doctor before traveling and do a regular check-up and hand the report to us while booking a trip with us.

Our Experience Trekking Guides and Staff with Safety

Nepal mountainous country walk takes you to a remote region, it is necessary that you are accompanied by experienced and qualified guides and leaders for a safe journey and making the trip a success. We at Nepal Spirit Adventure employ native trekking guides and porters who are trained and qualified for this type of trip and have worked with us for a long time.

Our guide provides with much local information and offers you advice on how to use your free time and by coordinating day to day events of the tour, although (sometimes) he might need you to understand that if things do not go according to our plan set. Our trek guides are fully trained and licensed from Nepal Government, certify from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association.

All our trekking and climbing guides are well qualified and highly experienced with 9- 10 years on this job. We provide training for our staff yearly on medical and climbing, with their efficiency, and cheerful attitude, providing helps, information and the needs of the guests of nationalities.

Assuring that all our trips are well managed by an expert team of tourism professionals all our guides have a good knowledge regarding the culture and customs of the routes on trekking and tours, share experience and cultural insights of the country that’s missed out in travel guide books. During your time with us, you will have time learning Nepali phrases and other cultural aspects during the journey.

As we organize varied treks in Nepal Himalaya, on group trekking we provide a trek leader with an assistance leader on each trekking depending upon the size of the groups. This ensures safe travel with us as our guide/assistance guides get any health medical problem, we still have other main guides and leaders to run the trip smooth as per our standard itinerary. To make the trip enjoyable and pleasant we provide one guide to support and carry your bags among two people with one Sherpa helpers in certain conditions.

Caring Porter

Our porter is fully equipped with warm gear and insured on each trip by the company. We take care of our staff/porters' welfare as well as the client’s safeties.
We closely work with (PAC) Porters Association International Act. We allow maximum load to be carried by our porter with 20 to 25 KG and make sure that your trekking duffel-kit bag should not be more than 20-25 KG.

Trekking Insurance

Travel and Trekking insurance is a must and necessary that you are insured when booking trips with Nepal Spirit Adventure. Insurance protections should cover Travel / Medical sufficiently as well as emergency and immediate rescue evacuation by any means of transportation including helicopters on medical ground. As well covering against loss or theft of your belonging and valuables and please make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing including other trips and adventure sports. Nepal Spirit Adventure holds no responsibility and liability in case of loss, theft or damage of your belongings. We also let you know that Nepalese insurance companies do not have a travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese nationals. We advise you when you travel to Nepal please bring your insurance documents.

Re-Charging Batteries of Electronic Items on Trek

You can recharge your batteries, 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.

Passport and Visa

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Nepalese visas can be obtained from the Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country or it can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. Most of our guests take Nepal Visa after they arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport. To get a Nepalese visa you should bring a valid passport and two passport size photos. The validity and visa fee are as follows.

Visa Valid Fee

  • 15 days US$ 30
  • 30 days US$ 50
  • 90 days US$ 125

High Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally at altitudes of over 3000 m. Most people will feel some effect of altitude, shortness of breath and possibly a light-headed, which is fairly common. Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness, and loss of awareness. In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action. When symptoms of altitude sickness develop you, please tell your trekking guide. He will advise you do deal with your problem. Generally, overexertion and dehydration contribute to altitude sickness. So drink at least 3-4 liters of water every day besides tea and coffee which act as diuretics.

Our Group Size On Annapurna Base Camp Trek

We organize any route of Nepal trek with fix departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be 01 and the maximum group size is ten of more on request. We can also organize a private trip to a solo person with a single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open group date on the same date.

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