Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

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Overview

  • Duration 14 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 4130 m / 13550 ft (Annapurna Base Camp)
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Annapurna Region
  • Best Season February- May | September - December

Highlights

  • Discover the incredible cultural nature view of the white Himalayas with today’s adventurous offer!
  • Spend 14 days with the awe-inspiring sights, scenery, and culture of Nepal for a very reasonable cost.
  • Experience the panoramic sunrise view from Poon Hill amidst 8000m Himalayan peaks, trek up to 4400m through spectacular scenery, explore beautiful Pokhara city, and more
  • Whether you’re walking through a rhododendron forest, taking in the unique Buddhist and Hindu cultures, or viewing the Himalayan giants – this is an experience not to be missed
  • Includes accommodation, breakfasts, luxury transportation and transfers, guides and porters, sightseeing, government taxes, Annapurna conservation area trek permits, TIMS (trekkers’ information management system), medical kit box, and much more
  • Himalayan Scenery Treks & Expedition was awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 and is rated as 'excellent' by 100% of TripAdvisor reviewers

“An Amazing aura with a vibrant image, one-stop to breathtaking beauty"

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a favorite among most trekkers. As the trek is amazing hiking through the diverse landscapes while exploring the amazing Nepali culture and tradition. Other than that, this trek is famous for the beautiful views of mountain vistas including the world's 10th highest peak i.e. Mt. Annapurna. This riveting trek is considered one of the most scenic treks in the region, affording the trekker views of Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Ganesh Himal, and the Annapurna range.

Regarded as one of the most popular treks, it takes you through charismatic villages, rich oak, pine, and rhododendron forests, and grants you fabulous views of the giant snow-peaks- Annapurna I (8019m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7454m) and Machhapuchhre (6999m). The Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, and Tilicho Lake, the highest lake at 4,919 m, are also located in this area. This trek lasts about 14 days and is better suited for those who want the piece of nature in a relaxed way. We also have the same base camp package i.e. Annapurna Base Camp with a shorter day which is better suited for those who are in a hurry and want to explore the Himalayas of Nepal.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is favored among most trekkers. As the trek is amazing to hike through the diverse landscapes while exploring the amazing Nepali culture and tradition. And 14-day Annapurna Base Camp trek is short but offers you the most amazing scenes along the way.

NOTE: It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek (if you do not have a day tour of Kathmandu scheduled). And If you have scheduled a Kathmandu day tour you should arrive two days prior to the actual day of trekking.

If you are able to arrive a day earlier, it will be best for you as you will get some time to rest, know about the trekking you are doing, get info about the trekking routes, and get time to buy trekking equipment if necessary. Adding some extra days beside actual trekking days will help you enjoy your trip to Nepal to the fullest without having to worry about any preparations, flight delays, and missing international flights.

Itinerary

Annapurna Base Camp Trek's detailed Itinerary has every detail about the places you will be while doing the trek. You will be well informed about the destinations, altitude, places, and transportation if you read the detailed itinerary carefully. The conditions of trails you will be hiking on and many more.

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In accordance with your flight schedule, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to extend a warm welcome to you in our beautiful country for the beautiful trip. After exchanging warm welcome greetings at the arrival section, we will lead you to our vehicle to drop you off at our trip hotel. It’s a day at complete leisure, you will be on your own and you can do whatever you want to do for refreshment. But we definitely will be happy to guide you around the city.

On the second day of arrival, we will be interacting with each other. After early breakfast, every guest needs to arrive at the Company to review their trip so that they can buy and manage the required stuff for their trips. After talking about the trip, we will be taking our guests for a cultural sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. The destination for sightseeing includes Swoyambhunath - the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square – to see the temple of Living Goddess and other medieval architectural wonders, Pashupatinath – to immerse into Hindu death rites on the bank of a holy river, and Boudhanath – a massive Buddhist shrine considered as the biggest in the world.

If you are interested in some other destination we can add up to your request. There are very few such destinations such as Changunarayan, and Bhaktapur Durbar square. But these destination has more to it, you can explore ancient architecture and cultures of local people.

We drive along the scenic Trisuli and Marshyangdi River to reach Pokhara, it’s a pretty good drive as we go by the beautiful river which is also good for rafting; we can get the view of Ganesh Himal and the Manaslu peak as well during the Driving. Pokhara is a tourist's paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, & temples of Buddhists and Hindus along with lovely mountains. After 6 hours of driving; we will arrive in Pokhara, the city of lakes…Welcome to this beautiful town of serene lakes that gives so much meaning to your holidays. Overnight at Hotel

After finishing our breakfast we will drive to Nayapool which will take us about an hour. After reaching Nayapool we will hike for about 20 minutes until we reach Birethati. Birethati is a prosperous town beside the Modi River. From here on we will start our real trek. The first destination for today’s trekking is Hille from where we will be trekking to Tirkhe Dhunga. Before reaching the Tirkhe Dhunga we need to cross the suspension bridge of Bhurungdi Khola. Crossing the Suspension bridge is a very exciting and thrilling experience as the bridge is small, flexible, and extended very high from the river. After Tirkhe Dhunga we will trek to our final destination i.e. Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village where the locale has its own culture and tradition. Today’s overnight will be accommodated over a guest house in Ulleri.

Today we will be ascending the Ghorepani and poon hill which is considered the most beautiful place with stunning views of panoramic mountains. Poon hill is elevated at 3210 m while the Ghorepani is elevated at 2800m. the first destination for today's trek will be Poon Hill and then we will hike to the Ghorepani for our overnight stay. The air around trekking trails is fresh with the mixed aura of mountains which will excite during the trek. View of stunning Himalayas while passing through off-beaten trails provides us adventurous feeling. We can see the glorious panoramic view of the mountains of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Annapurna I (8019m), and Manaslu (8156m).

As we wake up early and the weather is fresh and clear then, we will be able to experience a magical panoramic view of the mountains perfectly blending and reflecting the sun’s color. Like the sunrise, these mountains are most beautiful from the Ghorepani. From Ghorepani, you can view the deepest canyon in the world i.e. Kali Gandaki. Most of today's trekking will involve descending downhill. Our first stop will be Banthanti Village where we will make a quick stop for our breakfast then we will continue towards the Tadapani. We will be staying overnight at Tadapani.

We will descend through rhododendron and oak forests, arriving at Chhomrong for a midday lunch. Chhomrong is a Gurung Village, and the highest permanent settlement in the valley. This village provides you with a tremendously vast view across to Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre. We will be staying at Chhomrong Overnight at the Guest House.

Today we will descend via a stone staircase, eventually crossing the Chhomrong Khola. We will climb high above the Modi Khola, traveling to its west bank, and passing through forests of bamboo, rhododendron, and oak. This portion of the day trek is followed by another ascent to Kuldi before finally descending to Dovan. We will be staying overnight at the Guest House.

We will trek about 6 hours on the off-beaten trail. From Dovan, the trail climbs high above the river, onto the lateral moraine, and down the other side to the glacier. We will go up to the bed of the glacier before finally arriving at the Annapurna Base Camp (4200m) for an overnight stay. We will be staying overnight at the Guest House.

Beginning with an early morning ascent for a stunning sunrise and breakfast, the journey returns to Bamboo for an overnight stay. We will hike for about 6 hours. We will be staying overnight at Guest House in Bamboo.

Most of today’s trek is descending downhill. We will be descending for about five hours until we reach the final destination for the day i.e. Jhinu Hot spring. We will Continue through beautiful rhododendron forests and down to Sinuwa. From Sinuwa, the trail leads downhill to the Modi Khola, closing the day with a climb to Chhomrong and to Jhinu Hot Spring. Here we will relax in swimming pools with natural hot water. We will be staying overnight at the Guest House.

Today we will descend through forests to Kyumi Pass-through Ghandrung low part - offering, yet another, picturesque, panoramic view of Annapurna South before ending the day’s voyage. We will drive via jeep back to Pokhara (2 hours). Check-in at the hotel and rest, enjoy an evening walk around the lakeside. We will be staying overnight at a 2-star hotel In Pokhara City.

Finishing up with our morning breakfast, we will drive back to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus. We will enjoy the scenery on the way, after that we check Hotel in Kathmandu to have a rest and enjoy a farewell dinner in the evening, we will be staying overnight at a 3-star hotel In Kathmandu.

    On the last day of this trip, we drive you to the airport as per your flight schedule back to home or onward destination. If you have extra time then Himalayan Scenery Treks can probably arrange another program.

    We definitely hope that you enjoyed the Annapurna Base Camp Trek and hope to see you again for another adventure soon.

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    Cost Details

    Included

    • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
    • Three-night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
    • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by tourist bus then by private car to and from Nayapul.
    • Three meals a day during the trek
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
    • Kathmandu city tours, tour guides, and private transportation
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide.
    • Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. 
    • Accident insurance for all staff
    • Trekking map/ Trekking T-Shirt, duffel bag, and trip achievement certificate
    • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
    • ACAP Permit & TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
    • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
    • Government taxes & office service charge

    Excluded

    • Personal Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa

      On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points

      15 Days – 30 USD

      30 Days – 50 USD

      90 Days – 125 USD

    • Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
    • Hot showers during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

    Useful Info

    In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails traveling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster, or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concerns. All the alternations or changes to the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.

    Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Hotel and Accommodation:

    Trek to the Himalayas is one of the favorite destinations for travel enthusiasts and adventure seekers all around the globe. Although the Himalayan region of Nepal is the most popular trekking destination in the world; there are a lot of things people don’t have a clue about. While trekking to the high mountain region, you will not find the hotels and accommodation you see in the city areas. The hotels and accommodations around the high Himalayan have fewer services and facilities. The hot shower may turn out to be simply a bucket of lukewarm water and the toilet may be a latrine behind the hotel. The private room can be a wooden cell with no furniture except a bed, mattress, and curtain in place of the door.  So, while trekking to the mountainous region of Nepal, you need to be ready to stay in the less fancy and minimum facilitated hotels.

    We provide you with a 2 to 3-star standard hotel while you are in Kathmandu (i.e. for 3 Nights). During your Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we provide you with the basic lodges and tea houses for your accommodation. The room of these lodges and tea houses are less fancier with just a bed, a pillow, and a blanket. We put every effort to make your trek as cozy as possible. However, you need to stay flexible in some cases. We will accommodate the groups in local lodges available each day. We send the porters ahead of us to pre-book the room for the next day (rooms cannot be pre-booked in all places). 

    In Kathmandu beside the 2 / 3 stars hotel, some 4 / 5 - star luxury accommodation is also available. If you want to change the accommodation plan for the luxury, please do let us know so that we can arrange and book the hotel for you for your Kathmandu stay.

    Food and Beverages:

    All the food and Beverages included on the package of Annapurna Base Camp Trek are provided by the company itself. The food is provided in the tea houses or lodges on the trail. We will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnight. On the everyday trek, our guide will decide the available place and stop for lunch. We highly recommend you bring the water purification pills, to cleanse the water and drink during the trek. During the trek, there are options for buying bottled water and boiled water as well.

    Transportation:

    We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick-up and sightseeing tours around Kathmandu. Likewise, we provide tourist bus transportation for your trip. However, you have the other options as a direct flight to Pokhara or traveling through private vehicles such as cars or vans.

    You have to pay additional for the transportation which is excluded in our package. You can send us an inquiry for the latest price details for private transportation and flight tickets.

    Luggage and Backpack:

    The main luggage of yours will be carried by your porters during the trek. For your personal things, we highly recommend you, to carry a small handbag containing water bottles, cameras, sunscreen, and other things which you require daily during the trip. Making the backpack small and lighter will unquestionably assist you to enjoy the trip to its fullest. You should simply convey the thing which is basic for your outing and the rest of the garments and different things can be left in the locker room/safe store of hotels. The hotels provide the locker room / safe deposit for free. So, don’t hesitate to leave things that are redundant. While making the backpack or luggage for your trip ensure that the luggage doesn’t exceed more than 15 Kg. The weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your handbag. Excess weight is chargeable of USD 1.5 or more which will be the additional cost of our trip.

    Guide and Porters on Trek:

    We provide you with a well-trained and experienced guide and porter for your trek.  Our guide will assist you in every possible way to make your trips remarkable and memorable. Talking about the porter, we provide one porter for every 2 trekkers. The porters carry 20 Kg of total luggage (10 Kg form each trekker). We provide one guide for the smaller groups and if the group size surpasses 10 individuals; we will provide an additional guide for your trip.

    Personnel Expenses:

    Personnel Expenses largely influenced your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities inside the cost of your Annapurna Base Camp Trek. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail. You will get a significant number of smaller shops on the trail to buy drinks and snacks. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy souvenirs for the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips, and many more. Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provide to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to the staff. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10% of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.

    Rescue and Evacuation:

    Nepal is a country full of heart-warming natural beauty and a magnificent travel destination for thrill and adventure seekers all around the globe. In spite of the fact that Nepal is an adventure paradise for the nature lover, thrill seeker. But in some cases, the thrilling experience comes up with a serious hazard. The most exciting, and the joyful trip may backfire on us and we may have to be the victim of nature. Not only that while trekking in the high altitude rough terrains may also occur afflictions like a sprained ankle or even broken leg, appendix ruptures, hypothermia, skin infection, and respiratory infection. If any of this misfortune happens to you, then it should be treated on time. If left untreated then you may even lose your life. If any of the above-mentioned affliction happens during your trip, we at Himalayan scenery treks and expedition will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital ASAP. All the expenses made to rescue and evacuate you, are entirely liable to us. So, before departing on your trip, make sure that your travel insurance company has the policy to cover all the expenses in case of any misfortune arises during the trip so that you can enjoy the trip to the utmost. If not, be ready to pay on your own once you arrive in Kathmandu. To learn more about the Travel Insurance for the Trip to Nepal, please do visit the Travel Insurance page in Nepal Travel Guide.  

    Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:

    The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is available on both fixed departure and private basis, If you are looking for a group to join then please check our fixed departures dates and ask for availability or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues then you are invited to choose any date at your convenient timeframe for any number of people.

    Booking Requirements

    Please provide us with your full credentials or a copy of your passport. Give your weight so that preplan your group’s trips for proper weight distribution. You may deposit 20 to 30 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay the rest of the amount before the trip. You can also pay us by card, bank transfer, or online. Please visit here for payment details.

    Cancellation Policy

    If you are unable to make your trip, let us know in advance. We will refund you as per our booking terms and conditions and available time frame. At times, there might be delays or cancellations of flights due to weather and unforeseeable reasons. In such cases, we will make our best effort to adjust your bookings and rearrange the schedule.

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