Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 13 Days

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  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate Moderate
  • Country: Nepal
  • Region: Annapurna
  • Max. Altitude: 4130m/13549ft
  • Best Season: Spring/Autumn
  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Trip Start/Ends: Kathmandu
  • Trek Style: Tea House Trek
  • Transportation: Land transportation

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. With breathtaking scenery and cultural diversity, this region has stayed as a fan favorite since long. A blend of such culture and nature makes this region a top destination for the foreign visitors.  

The trekking trip starts from the crowded city and goes into the green hills of the Western Nepal. Slowly, you will come across the greenery of the hills and the patios formed for vegetation as you keep moving forward. Enjoy the first views of the Annapurna peaks. Also, find the humble hospitality of the Gurung and Magar tribes at the villages of the Annapurna Region.   

Keep hiking along the trail as it takes you closer and closer to one of the ten highest peaks in the world, Annapurna I (8091m). Besides it, you can also have landscape views of the Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri peaks.  

The trek to the Annapurna Base Camp stays as a standout amongst other wonderful treks to the country as it offers a fairly easy trekking routes alongside breathtaking scenery and meek hospitality. The trekking trip also offers insights into the courageous Gurung and Magar community.  

Most of the hike is uphill as Nepal is home to a series of high hills. Keep your chin up to experience the majestic views of the Annapurna and such other high snow peaks. Also, look at the forests of oak, bamboo, and most importantly, rhododendron, the national flower of Nepal along the Annapurna Region.  

The Annapurna trail slowly makes way for the Annapurna Base Camp (Annapurna Sanctuary). You will have 360-degree views of the Annapurna Mountain Ranges alongside the Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri peaks.  Enjoy the trekking to the base camp during its best seasons, Spring and Autumn for more fascination.  


Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft)

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft) 200 km 6 hrs

Day 3: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1525m/5003ft, 3 hrs)

Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani (2855m/9366ft, 6-7 hrs)

Day 5: Hike to Poon Hill (3245m/10646ft) and trek to Tadapani (2523m/8277ft, 5-6 hrs)

Day 6: Trek to Chomrong (2170m/7120ft, 4-5 hrs)

Day 7: Trek to Himalaya Hotel (2950m/9678ft, 5-6 hrs)

Day 8: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft) 6-7 hrs

Day 9: Trek to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft, 6 hrs)

Day 10: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft, 4-5 hrs)

Day 11: Trek to Sihuwai and Drive to Pokhara (4-5 hours trek, 1-2 hour drive)

Day 12: Pokhara to Kathmandu drive back (200kms/ 6-7 hrs)

Day 13: Departure from TIA

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You will be welcomed by a Great Nepal Representative at the airport. You will be transferred to the hotel. Meet the representatives once again after freshening up to get a brief about the trekking itinerary. In your free time, you can stroll around the capital city of Kathmandu. Overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.  

After breakfast, you will board a vehicle to start the drive to the Pokhara Valley. On your way to Pokhara, you can enjoy the beautiful picturesque scenes of the countryside. Enjoy the green hills, rivers, and every other thing you see during the drive. Also, get several opportunities to look at the high peaks of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Machhapuchhre. Among such peaks, you will also have the chance to encounter the cultural diversity of the region. Overnight in a hotel in Pokhara.  

(Optional Trishuli River Rafting can be added on request)

Start early after breakfast. You will drive to Nayapul to get there within an hour’s drive. The small village is the starting point of the trek. Just follow the Modi Khola through picturesque farmlands and rice terraces to get to Tikhe Dhunga. Today, is a relatively easy day of hiking. Overnight in a tea house in Tikhe Dhunga. 

Fuel yourself up with a delicious and nutritious rural delicacy. From today, the real trekking starts as you will have to hike up and down the strenuous hills of the region. Start with a steep climb on the stone steps to reach Ulleri. Ascend somewhat 3300 steps to get to Ulleri. Further hike uphill will end the strenuous trail and make the trail easier. After a few hours of trekking, you will reach Ghorepani. Along the trail, experience the beautiful views of the rhododendron forest, diverse flora and fauna and the scenic hillside. Overnight in a tea house in Ghorepani.  

Today, we will start at pre-dawn. Hike along the steep stairs to get to Poon Hill. The hike will take us about an hour. The sunrise views from the stunning viewpoint is breathtaking. Poon Hill is one of the best vantage points in the Annapurna Region. Enjoy the 360-degree views of the high Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks with uninterrupted sights. During the spring, the hillside of the surrounding areas gets covered with stunning paletes of red color with the blooming of rhododendron. This photogenic place has been staying as one of the highlights of this trek. After breakfast, you will continue the trek on an easy walk to Tadapani through the dense forest alongside green hills and diverse wildlife. Overnight in a tea house in Tadapani.  

Hike through a steep descent through rough and dense forest to get to the village of Chomrong. The village stays at the lap of the Annapurna Massif and offers extraordinary views of the Annapurna South and Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). Follow the west banks of the Modi Khola before arriving at the Chomrong village. Overnight in a tea house in Chomrong.  

After breakfast descend down for a while to Chomrong Khola (River) and continue ascending and descending through bamboo and Rhododendron forests until you reach Himalayan Hotel. Overnight in a tea house in Himalayan Hotel.  

Today, the trail climbs up to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp before getting to the Annapurna Base Camp. The hike to the MBC slowly gains altitude as you hike uphill. Upon our arrival at the MBC, the vista opens up and you are greeted with the stunning panorama of the mountains in the Annapurna Sanctuary.The trail to the Annapurna Base Camp takes us along the small streams into the sanctuary. The vegetation starts to disappear and the trail starts to widen. As the path widens, you will see the 360-degree panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. The Sanctuary boasts stunning views of the Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and such other peaks. The hike today is an easy incline along the epicenter of the Annapurna Sanctuary. Overnight in a tea house in Annapurna Base Camp.  

At dawn, you will have the opportunity to have glimpses of the golden sunrise over the Annapurna peaks. After breakfast, you will start to descend from the ABC to Bamboo via the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. You will finally get to Bamboo after a full six-hours with small breaks in between. As the mornings are quite clear, you will likely experience the 360-degree views of the Annapurna mountain range along the route. Also, enjoy the views of the waterfalls that drop down from the icy glaciers to the rocks below. This should be a fairly easy downhill walk. Overnight in a tea house in Bamboo.  

From Bamboo, it is a steep ascent to the KhuldiGhar. The ascent is followed by another hike uphill along the stone steps to Sinuwa and Lower Chomrong. An ascend along the stone steps will take you to the Upper part of the Chomrong valley. From there, it’s an easy steep descend to Jhinu Danda. Overnight in a tea house in Jhinu Danda.  

You will have a relaxing hike today. Follow the Modi Khola stream to Nayapul via Birethanti where you will board your vehicle and drive back to Pokhara. Upon arrival at Pokhara transfer to Hotel. Freshen up and stroll around the Pokhara Valley. Overnight in a hotel in Pokhara.  

Today, you will return to the Kathmandu Valley by a tourist bus. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be guided back to your hotel. Freshen up and stroll around the Kathmandu Valley for souvenirs. Later, in the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a Nepalese Restaurant. Overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.  

Your trip concludes this day. A Great Nepal representative will guide you to the airport some 3 hours before the flight. Have a safe journey ahead. 

Inclusion

  • All transportation as per the itinerary including airport transfers. (Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu by Tourist Bus, Remaining transfers by private vehicle)
  • Two nights accommodation whilst in Kathmandu and Two nights accommodation in Pokhara on Twin Sharing Basis with Breakfast (BB).
  • Accommodation in the best available Lodges, Guesthouses during the trekking days on Twin Sharing/Dormitory room.
  • Three meals a day followed by tea/coffie while on trekking days.
  • Government licensed English speaking Guide throughout the trek.
  • The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek. (02Trekkers:01Porter)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, and transportation for office staffs.
  • Annapurna conservation’s park fees and TIMS (Trekker Information Management System) and other necessary permits.
  • Farewell dinner with Cultural show and Authentic Nepalese Cuisine in Kathmandu.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • All services charge and Government Taxes.

Exclusion

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Each item costs about $4 - $7 dollars depending on place where you eat.
  • Snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, water and personal items, Wifi access fees in lodges, fees for hot showers, towels, laundry or other services and Personal trekking gear while trekking.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for either 30 days or 90 days from date of issue. You will need to have a currency of either USD, AUD or EU in cash to pay for your visa.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc that is beyond our control.
  • Personal trekking gear.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Not mandatory but highly appreciated).
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses. (These should be covered by your travel insurance provider)
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on Price Include section.
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Apr 19, 2018 May 01, 2018 US$ 865 Available Book
May 05, 2018 May 17, 2018 US$ 865 Available Book
May 19, 2018 May 31, 2018 US$ 865 Available Book
Jun 05, 2018 Jun 17, 2018 US$ 865 Available Book
Jun 19, 2018 Jul 02, 2018 US$ 865 Available Book
Jul 05, 2018 Jul 17, 2018 US$ 865 Available Book
Jul 19, 2018 Jul 31, 2018 US$ 865 Available Book
Aug 05, 2018 Aug 17, 2018 US$ 865 Available Book
Aug 19, 2018 Aug 31, 2018 US$ 865 Available Book
Sep 05, 2018 Sep 17, 2018 US$ 865 Available Book
Sep 19, 2018 Oct 01, 2018 US$ 865 Available Book
Oct 05, 2018 Oct 17, 2018 US$ 865 Available Book
Oct 19, 2018 Oct 31, 2018 US$ 775 Available Book
Nov 05, 2018 Nov 17, 2018 US$ 775 Available Book
Nov 19, 2018 Nov 30, 2018 US$ 865 Available Book
Dec 05, 2018 Dec 16, 2018 US$ 865 Available Book
Dec 19, 2018 Dec 31, 2018 US$ 865 Available Book

Route Map

Trip highlights

  • Stunning views of Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Hiuchuli, Mardi and many other mountains
  • Mesmerizing sunrise & mountain views from Poonhill
  • Explore in the heart of Annapurna Sanctuary 
  • Typical Gurung Village of Chhumrung

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