Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts

  • Duration 12 Days
  • Trip Difficulty moderate
  • Max. Altitude 4240 m
  • Start and End Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Best Time Spring and Autumn
  • Accommodation Hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Tea House during the trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you in the heart of massive Annapurna Himalaya range where you will be enclosed by array of towering snow peaks in the sanctuary of gods and mountain spirits.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek one of most magnificent adventure in whole Himalaya range and probably in this world, an amazing country that will surprises all trekkers.

Where walk leads from low sub-tropical temperatures to reach highest cooler hills and then into artic zone of remorseless fields of ice and glaciers in short frame of time within a week duration.

Annapurna with groups of peaks that makes massive mountain range that includes main Mt. Annapurna-I at above 8,091 m with adjoining A-II, A- III, A-IV and Annapurna South, Hiunchuli with Tent, Tharpu Chuli, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome and Machhapuchare Himal / Fish-Tail peak.

Most trekkers and adventurer might not know that Mt. Annapurna-I the first ever 8,000 meters peak ever climbed by French Expeditions way back in June 03rd 1950 three years before Mt. Everest was conquered.

Mt. Annapurna stands as world 10th highest peaks one of massive mountain range within great Himalaya, where the name comes from ancient Sanskrit word which means ‘Anna for Food / Crops’, and Purna for Enough’ or plenty.

Annapurna Base Camp starts and ends at beautiful and scenic Pokhara a city blessed with natural beauty of high snow peaks, rolling green hills and lakes a renowned touristic spot of Nepal and in whole Himalaya.

What's included

  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast included
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara domestic flights (2 ways - optional)
  • 3 times meals during the trek - one item menu
  • All permits - TIMS, Local Government Permit, National Park Permit
  • A Professional guide and porter - 1 porter per 2 guests

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • International flights
  • Extra expenses - like beverages and bar bill
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • All things that are not included in the inclusion section

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport 1,320 m and transfers you to hotel.

    On first arrival at Kathmandu and Nepal international airport where our staff or Guide receives you for short transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city and then check into your nice rooms.

    After a refreshing rest at your room then join with other member of Annapurna Circuit Trek for trek briefing our guide will provide you information of the treks to make your stay with us interesting and enjoyable.
    Evening includes group welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant where you can taste local cuisines along with local folk culture program.

    Altitude: 1350m
    Meals: Dinner
    Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Drive / Fly to Pokhara and transfer to Hotel -06 hrs. (30 mins by air).

    Annapurna base camp trek begins with exciting drive to reach beautiful country at around Nepal Mid-West within massive Annapurna Himalaya range in Pokhara, a charming city blessed with natural beauty of high snow-capped peaks of Annapurna and Manaslu Himalaya range with majestic Mt. Machhapuchare the famous Fish-Tail Peak. A journey of six hours scenic drive that takes you to witness the in-depth traditional farm life of Nepalese as ride heads past several nice villages and towns to reach at lovely and picturesque Pokhara.
    Pokhara a low warm valley located in the shade of high Himalayan Mountains with simmering Fewa and Begnas Lakes where most hotels located, with time to browse around the street of Phewa Lake side.
    (From Kathmandu one can choose the options taking a short flight to reach Pokhara of 30 minutes scenic flight)

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Drive to Kande 1,520 m and walk to Landruk village 1, 460 m - 06 hrs.

    After a pleasant and lovely overnight halt in Pokhara, adventure begins after breakfast to reach starting point of the trek to Annapurna base camp.
    A lovely scenic drive of an hour that takes you beyond Pokhara valley past farm villages and town as journey heads uphill to reach at small village in Kande, located on Beni / Baglung and Pokhara highway.
    From Kande walk begins with climb towards a nice lovely place popularly known as Australian Camp while the local name is Thulo-Kharka a beautiful grazing field of animals offers panorama of high snow mountains of Annapurna, Manaslu with Dhaulagiri.
    From Australian Camp down on the main trail to Potana a nice village in the midst of forest surroundings as walk takes you uphill at Deurali another scenic view point top.
    Enjoy another fabulous views and descend towards Tolka farm village on winding
    pleasant path to reach at Landruk for overnight stop, a lovely large Gurung village
    with views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli peaks.

    Altitude: 1,520 m
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Day 04: Trek to Chomrong village 2,170 m- 06 hrs.

    Second day walk takes you down to a bridge to cross over Modi River fed from the glacier of massive Annapurna Mountains, where climb starts to a nice village at Jhinu. After Jinu uphill on stone steps to reach at Chomrong village populated mostly by Gurung people the main tribes of Annapurna Himalaya region.

    Chomrong the last permanent before Annapurna base camp and sanctuary, where on route are temporary settlement with lodges to cater the needs of trekkers.

    Altitude: 2,170 m
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Day 05: Trek to Dovan 2,630 m - 04 hrs.

    Morning enjoy grand views of Annapurna peaks from the lodge in Chomrong and then start walk downhill to Chomrong River and over a bridge with climb for an hour to Sinuwa a small settlement with few lodge and shops.

    From here on winding trail within dense forest of rhododendron and pines with short descend to a place called Bamboo with many good lodges located at Modi River gorge covered in bamboo and pine forest.

    After a short rest and possible lunch break a few hours walk into a forest takes you at Dovan for overnight stop, a small place with few good lodges.

    Altitude: 2,630 m
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Day 06: Trek to MBC (Machhapuchare Base Camp) 3, 780 m - 06 hrs.

    After Dovan walk into pine and bamboo forest with uphill to reach at Himalaya Hotel, located right beneath towering Annapurna South and Hiunchuli peaks close to a large overhanging cave of Hinko.

    From here with short down and ups to reach at Deurali a place with 5-6 lodges located above Modi River on route Annapurna Sanctuary and base camp, enjoy refreshing break and then uphill following Modi River upstream to Machhapuchare Base Camp for overnight halt.

    MBC situated beneath towering Machhapuchare Himal famously known as Fish- Tail due to its twin summits a virgin and unclimbed peaks of Nepal Himalaya where Annapurna Sanctuary begins from here onward.

    Altitude: 3,780m
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Day 07:  Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) 4,130 m - 03 hrs.

    Finally adventure leads you at our main goal and target at Annapurna base camp

    on the highest point of the trek, as morning starts with short climb and then reach

    high ridge within a huge valley and a plateau. The vast valley christened as Annapurna Sanctuary by early explorer and pioneers a beautiful and most picturesque place enclosed by array of high peaks of Annapurna Himalaya range.

    After few hours of pleasant and scenic walk reach at Annapurna Base Camp for lunch and overnight halt, the one and only eight thousand meters mountain base camp that facilitates trekker’s comfort of nice cozy lodge with rooms facing scenic views of high snow peaks.

    Altitude: 4,130 m
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Day 08: Return trek downhill to Bamboo 2,340 m - 06 hrs.

    After a marvelous adventure at scenic picturesque Annapurna Sanctuary and at base camp, return journey takes you back at MBC with long downhill back into tree lines to reach at Bamboo place for overnight stop.

    Altitude: 2,340 m
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Day 09: Trek to Jhinu Village 1,770 m via Chomrong - 05 hrs.

    From Bamboo morning short climb to reach at Sinuwa ridge with downhill to a river with last final climb up on stone steps to Chomrong village, after a nice break and then head downhill to reach at Jhinu village for overnight stop.

    Jhinu village for last overnight halt on high hills of Annapurna Himalaya, with time at Jhinu to enjoy refreshing moments in its natural hot spring located at mere distance.

    Altitude: 1,770 m
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Day 10:  Short walk and drive to Pokhara and transfer to hotel.

    Today our trek ends with short walk to reach on a road head and then taking a drive on local vehicle to reach at Pokhara and then transfer to your hotel by the Phewa Lake-side.

    Enjoy afternoon for individual activities one can join for exciting Adventure Sports like Para-Gliding, Ultra-Light Flight or Zip-Flyer or spend the afternoon relaxing and taking boat ride on calm Phewa Lake.

    Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Day 11: Fly or Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (6 hour drive / 30 mins by air).

    Enjoying pleasant and wonderful time at scenic Pokhara, morning an exciting and interesting drive takes you to Kathmandu, as journey takes you through past many farm villages and towns following Trisuli River for few hours.

     

    A scenic drive facing grand views of beautiful landscapes views with snow-capped peaks and farm lands as ride head towards winding uphill to reach Kathmandu valley and into hustle and bustle busy city of Kathmandu.

    Where short drive from the city area takes you to respective hotels with rest of the afternoon free at leisure for individual activities.

    (Options for flight from Pokhara of 30 minutes to reach Kathmandu)

  • Day 12: International departure for home ward bound.

    After a great and wonderful experience in Nepal and around high Himalayan mountains on Annapurna Base Camp Trek, on your last day transfer to airport for your flight back home or to next port of call.

     

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