Annapurna base camp trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Overview

A trek to Base Camp of mount Annapurna.
Cross over high mountain passes.
Experience the warmth of the local Nepali culture.
Get a spectacular panoramic view of the Annapurna Ranges.
Get a spectacular panoramic view of the Dhawalagiri Zone.
See many high peaks with height of 8000 meters or more.

Region: Himalayan Ranges in Nepal
Trek Type: Group Adventures
Group Size: 1 to 16 People per Group.
When is the best time to trek: April to December.
Not a good time to trek: Jan to Mar.
Expedition Begins and Ends at: Kathmandu.
Trekking Expedition Duration: 13 nights / 14 days.
Difficulty level of the Trek: Medium.
Maximum Altitude Gain: 4,200 meters / 13, 779 feet.
Daily Altitude Gain: 200 to 500 meters.
Type of Accommodation: Hotel or tea houses on a twin sharing basis.

What to expect: An adventure filled fun time with moderate to difficult trekking on mountain terrain. A lifetime adventure activity filled with fun and moderate to difficult level trekking on high altitude mountain terrains with some splendid views of the nature.

Fitness Needed: Any individual between 12 to 80 years old, who are enthusiastic adventure lover and loves trekking with some or average fitness level.

Weather: In summer the night time temperature on upper Altitudes regions will range between 0 to -5 and in winter it will range between -5 to -20. The lower altitude ranges will report between 25 to 10 in summer and 5 to -5 in winter. (Temperature in degree Celsius).
Welcome to Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC Trek). This is one of the several beautiful treks in the Annapurna zone. You can see three mountains, who feature in the list of Top 10 Highest peaks in the world, such as Dhaulagiri I (8,167m / 7th highest), Manaslu (8,156m / 8th highest) and Annapurna (8,091m / 10th highest). The trekking trail goes through the spectacular Himalayan villages with the view of beautiful terraced farms.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is of moderate difficulty level. Our trek starts from Pokhara, the lake city of Nepal and the gateway for Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) as well as Dhaulagiri ranges treks. On the first day, we will drive for 45 km / 1.5 hours to a village called Nayapul (1, 011 meters) and commence our trek to Thikedunga (1, 552 meters). The complete trek we will cover many destinations such as Ghorepani (2,800 meters), Pun Hill (3,200 meters), Tadapani (2,647 meters), Chhomroong (2,100 meters), Dovan (2,400 meters), Deurali (3,300 meters), Mount Machhapuchchhre Base Camp (3,700 meters), Annapurna Base Camp(4,200m), Bamboo(2,335 meters) and Jhinu Danda (1,600 meters).

The trek to the base camp of the most notorious mountain called Annapurna will be really scenic. In this trek we will get to see three mountain peaks, which more than 8000 meters, as well as some in the 6000 to 7000 meters range. We will pass through many high altitudes Tibetan villages and cross through the rhododendron forests, glacial marines in high altitude.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

Upon arrival our representative we will  take you to the hotel and issue your first permit. In the evening you can visit the Thamel Street, it is a very popular place. It has lot of restaurants, casinos and plenty of shops to buy trekking gears and accessories.

Day 2: Drive to Pokhara

We will checkout in the morning and catch a bus for Pokhara. We will enjoy the ride on a mountain road along side of Trishuli River. Upon arrival at Pokhara, you will be checked into the hotel. In the evening, you can roam around the famous Phewa Lake and chill out in a Cafe near Phewa Lake.

Day 3: Drive to Nayapul (1,011 meters) and trek to Thikedunga (1, 552 meters / 4-5 hours)

Today we will reach Nayapul by car and the total drive time will be 1.5 hours on a beautiful road. After arrive at Nayapul we will start our trek and after 4 or 5 hours of trek we will reach Thikedunga village. Thikedunga is a beautiful mountain village and has some basic accommodation to rest.

Day 4: Thikedunga to Ghorepani (2,800 meters / 6 - 7 hours)

We will have our breakfast early and start the trek to Ulleri village (2, 070 meters). The trail to Ulleri is steep and need to climb several hundred steps. Once you cross Ulleri the trail is moderate and on our way, we will cross Magar of Banthanti village. The views from the trail are spectacular, as we can see many mountain peaks. We will cross several small streams and take an up-hill hike to Nangethanti. After Nangethanti we will trek to Ghorepani. At Ghorepani, we will get some spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna 1 and some other mountains.

Day 5: Ghorepani to Pun Hill (3,200 meters / 1 hour) and trek to Tadapani (2,647 meters / 5 hours)

Today early morning we will hike to Pun Hill for its magnificent views. Pun Hill is a famous view point for high mountain peaks in Annapurna and Dhaulagiri regions. One can see magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Tukuche, Manaslu, Machhapuchchhre (Fishtail), and so many others mountain peaks from Pun Hill. After the Pun Hill hike we will return to Ghorepani and begin our trek to Tadapani through rhododendron forest. We will cross Deurali and stop over for lunch at Banthanti. After the lunch, we will continue our trek to Tadapani. We will get some great views of Annapurna ranges such as the Annapurna South, Huinchuli and Machhapuchhre.

Day 6: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2,177 meters / 5-6 hours)

Today we will start a downhill trek to the valley and reach a stream and cross it by a suspension bridge over it. Then we will go for an up-hill trek amidst spectacular terraced fields and green mountains to the village Gurjung. We will have our lunch at Gurjung. After the lunch we will get one more up-hill trek and a downhill to reach Chhomrong village. Chhomrong is a large Nepali mountain village located in Annapurna range with spectacular views.

Day 7: Chhomrong to Dovan (2, 600 meters / 5-6 hours)

Today we will trek down to Chhomrong Khola (River) and cross it on a suspension bridge. After that we will take an up-hill trek through the forest and cross a small settlement on the way. We will continue on the same trail up to Sinuwa. After this point, we will get another up-hill trek and cross a small forest. You will spot many small monkeys in this forest. We will then get down through steps to Bamboo and after a short walk we will reach our destination Dovan.

Day 8: Dovan to Deurali (3,300 meters / 5-6 hours)

We will start today’s trek through bamboo forests and then our journey goes amidst valleys, rivers, and typical Himalayan nature. Today will get to experience the high altitude zone. Deurali is situated at the foothill of Modi Himal and Mount Machhapuchhre.

Day 9: Deurali to Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,200m / 5-6 hours)

Today we will start early and we will cross Machhapuchhre Base Camp and then reach Annapurna Base Camp.
After Deurali we will trek on a river bed and then follow a steep trail. The trail to Machhapuchhre base camp is strenuous and is avalanche prone, so we will try to cross this area as quickly as possible. From Machhapuchhre base camp we can see a great view of mount Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna. The path will become wider after Machhapuchhre base camp and the trek will be pleasant up to Annapurna Base Camp. Once you reach at the Base Camp of the most notorious mountain in this planet, you can see a great sight of the nature. There are spectacular views of some of the world’s highest peaks such as Annapurna I 8, 091 meters, Annapurna South 7, 219 meters, Machhapuchhre (Mount Fishtail) 6, 997meters and several other gigantic peaks.

Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (6-7 hours)

Today we will wake up early and enjoy a spectacular sunrise in Annapurna. After breakfast we will trek back to Bamboo. Today’s trek is mostly downhill, so be little careful on the trail as it might be slippery.

Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1, 760 meters /5-6 hours)

We will continue our trek on the same trail what we took to hike Chhomrong. We can see Chhomrong from the top of the trail. The trail will be downhill with many steps to The Chhomrong River. After this the trail goes through rice fields and meets the main trail. We need to climb many stone steps before reaching Jhinu Danda. After reaching Jhinu Danda you may consider to visit nearby hot spring and relax yourself.

Day 12: Jhinu Danda to Nayapul (6 hours) and drive back to Pokhara (1.5 hours)

Today we will trek back to Nayapul. We will get the Modi River for most of the time in this trail. The trail goes through terrace fields and forests. After reaching Sauli Bazaar the trail becomes flat up to Nayapul. After reaching Nayapul we will drive back to Pokhara and relax in our hotel.

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu

We will back to Kathmandu on the same beautiful route. After reaching Kathmandu you can rest in the hotel or roam around the city.

Day 14: Departure

Checkout the hotel by 12 PM and we will drop you at Kathmandu International Airport.

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What does it include?

1. 2 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis.
2. 2 night accommodation in Pokhara on twin sharing basis.
3. 9 nights’ accommodation in the trekking route on twin sharing basis.
4. International airport pick up and drop.
5. Kathmandu to Pokhara Bus Ticket (return).
6. Transport to reach Nayapul (return).
7. Certified guide.
8. Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
9. The porter will carry only one luggage per person.
10. Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transport, food and accommodation.
11. Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
12. All government and local taxes.
13. All necessary permits.
Please Note: For single trekker we provide porter cum guide.

What it does not include?

1. Travel expenses to reach and return from Kathmandu.
2. Food and drinking water throughout the trip.
3. Soft-drinks / Beverages / Alcohols / Snacks / Chocolates Etc
4. Additional accommodation and food expenses if trek gets delayed due to weather, flight cancellation, health or any other reason.
5. Health Insurance, Personal Insurance and other travel insurance
6. Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury or any health problem.

Items to bring with you

Trekking Bag.
UV Protected Sun Glasses.
Best Quality Hiking Shoes (Preferably Water Proof).
Trekking Poles.
Crocs Shoes/sandal.
Water disinfection Drops / Tablets.
Knapsack / Backpack / Rucksack.
Good jacket to protect from cold.
Sleeping Bag.
Windcheater.
Thermals – Top and Bottom.
Poncho (for rain).
Knee Cap 1 Pair.
Moisturizer.
1 quick drying towel.
Sun blocks (SPF 50 and above) and Lip Salve with Sun blocks.
Toilet Paper.
Wet-Tissue Papers/ Baby wipes.
Headlamp, Torch with spare batteries.
Gloves.
Trekking Socks.
Gaiters for hiking in winter.
Basic First Aid Kit.
2 light weight trekking pants.
3 light weight trekking T-Shirt.
4 pairs trekking socks.
Dry Fruits and Chocolates.

From INR. 28, 000*

(For Indian National Only)

From USD. 482#

(# for Non Indian and Non Nepali Citizens)
*Service Tax will be applicable.
For Discount and Customize the trek send a mail to: trip@weramblers.com

*#Above price valid for 2 people group booking.

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