Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Everest trekking in nepal

Annapurna Base Camp trek is a one of a kind travel endeavor to the untamed and unspoiled nature assorted by traditional mountain civilization and splendid natural beauty. The travelers traverses through the river banks, farming lands, traditional villages, lush mountains, dense forest dominated by the Himalayas of Annapurna Massif. The Annapurna base camp is the region that lies at the base of Annapurna massif. This is the nearest location from where the travelers can witness the Annapurna Himalayas from focal eyesight. The travelers have to pass through Annapurna Conservation Area of 7629km to reach the world famous Annapurna base camp. The Annapurna base camp along with Annapurna sanctuary is one of the appreciated photographic locations of the world. The travelers will encounter the rhododendron forest, fauna and flora, mountain goat, lakes, waterfalls, river valleys, glacier-river dominated by fascinating artistic landscapes and proud white Himalayas of Annapurna Massif.

The Annapurna base camp trek excursion begins from famous Pokhara city which can be reached by air flight or 6 hours vehicle ride from Kathmandu city. The renowned lake city of Pokhara is a traveler’s domain and travelers hub of western Nepal.  The Annapurna base camp trek is scheduled in clockwise route to overcome the altitude sickness during the trip and remain unaffected from sickness for the whole trip. The first stop of clockwise trekking schedule is the Nayapul of pokhara which is the entrance or the beginning of trekking trail towards the Annapurna Base Camp. The travelers will traverse through traditional settlements of Annapurna region on their way to Annapurna base camp are known as Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrung, Deurali which finally ends at Annapurna base camp. The travel through these villages is a exciting walking through farming lands, beautiful rhododendron forests, traditional villages of highland civilization and the magnificent Himalayas. The travelers encounter the world famous Himalaya viewpoint of poon hill and finally crossing the village of Deurali the travelers reach the Annapurna Base Camp. While returning the travelers follow another route as they are following clockwise direction traversing the places called bamboo and jhinu hot spring that ends at Nayapul the starting point of trekking trail. The travelers move towards Pokhara city from Nayapul for resting and lodging. The travelers can take either plane ride or land vehicle to reach Kathmandu valley.

Itinerary

Day to Day itinerary

Day 01. Kathmandu (Arrival & Transfer to Hotel) – Hotel
Day 02. Flight to Pokhara- Hotel (B/B)
Day 03. Drive to  Phedi & Trek to Pothana/Deurali (1990M)-approx 5 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 04. Trek to Jhinu Danda/Hot spring- Approx 5/6 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D) Day 05. Trek to Bamboo (2510) – Approx 5 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 06. Trek to Deurali (3230M) – 5 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 07. Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130M) – Approx 4/5 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D) .Day 08. Trek down to Dovan (2340M) – Approx 5/6 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 09. Trek Back to Chhomrong- Approx 5 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D) Day 10. Trek to Tada Pani (2590M) – approx 5 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 11. Trek to Ghorepani (3194M) – 4 hrs – Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 12. Trek to Poonhil (3210M)-Gorepani- Ulleri/Thikhedunga (1540M) Approx 7-8 hrs – Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 13. Trek to Nayapul, Drive to Pokhara (5hrs). – Hotel (B/B)
Day 14. Transfer to Airport & Flight Back to Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel- Hotel (B/B)Day 15. Departure to Airport and Fly Back to Home. (B)

 

B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast, B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Itinerary Details
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier who will drop us off at our hotel. After checking in, we take a rest or visit Himalayan Glacier’s office. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Glacier. For dinner, you will be served excellent authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the Nepalese food culture.

Included meals:D

Day 02:

Kathmandu to Pokhara fly or Drive 200km by tourist bus and transfer to hotel.
Day 03: drive to nayapoul and trek to Ulleri [2050 m/6725 ft] 6 hrs trek
 we drive to Naya Pul and start the trek. We pass through sub-tropical valley forests, sometimes on the carved trail on the side of the cliff. After lunch, we cross the Modi Khola (river) via a suspension bridge to the village of Tikhedhunga. The Ulleri Hill with thousands of steps and boulders that continually go upward will really prove a test of our stamina. We reach Ulleri by late afternoon. Overnight in Ulleri.
Included meals:BLD
Day 04: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750 m/ 9,020 ft): 4 – 5 hours trek

After breakfast, we ascend to the Ghorepani village. The name Ghorepani in Nepali means ‘horse-water’ due to it being an important campsite for traders before it became a trekker’s stop. Ghorepani is an interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products and crafts. The town has two parts: one in a saddle and the other a few hundred feet lower. We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani village that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. Since Ghorepani lies quite higher than our previous stop, we begin to feel the chilly weather especially in the evenings. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Included meals:BLD
Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) with a visit to Poon Hill: 6 – 7 hours

To catch the sunrise over the Himalayas, we make an early morning climb along the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft), the most popular trekking destination of the Annapurna region. It is also a great viewpoint to enjoy the amazing views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest mountains including the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The snowy peaks of the high mountains loom above and around us glowing in the morning light. After taking photographs and having some coffee or tea or hot chocolate, we return back to Gorepani. After breakfast, we head east and climb a nearby ridge. We descend through rhododendron forests, pass by spectacular waterfalls along the way and reach Tadapani to spend the night.

Included meals:BLD
Day 06: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 6 hours trek

We descend from Tadapani on a steep trail through a dense rhododendron forest. The trail opens up to perfectly manicured terraced fields. Next, ascend steadily and pass a few surging waterfalls before reaching a suspension bridge. A few more miles of uphill and downhill trek and we reach our destination for today, Chhomrong. It is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massive. Overnight in Chhomrong.

Included meals:BLD
Day 07: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7578ft): 4 – 5 hours

The trail out of Chhomrong descends via 2500 stone steps and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a swaying suspension bridge. It is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. Next, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo.

Included meals:BLD
Day 08: Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 3 – 4 hours

We pass through the bamboo forest which is damp and cold then ascend steadily with fewer steep sections. It is only after reaching Himalaya Hotel that the forest opens up and we are out in the sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below. It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here we can see the trail drop closer to the river before climbing again to Deurali, the most scenic stretch of the day. The vegetation is sparser, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below, and the sheer rock face cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls. Overnight in Deurali.

Included meals:BLD
Day 09: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5- 6 hours

Climb gently thorough a river bed then over a steep trail over to the mountain side. The hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat strenuous. From Machhapuchhre base camp we get excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. From here, we get sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us. The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding the 360-degree panorama. From the base camp we again get to savor mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

Included meals:BLD
Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours

From the Annapurna base camp we retrace our steps to Bamboo. Today’s trek is downhill so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Besides, we will always have the company of the extraordinary landscape to cheer us up.  Overnight in Bamboo.

Included meals:BLD
Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 – 6 hours

From Bamboo, it is an uphill trek to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Then climb the stone steps to Chhomrong. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be resting for the night. Today we will have an opportunity to enjoy hot springs just 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda to soothe our aching body. Overnight in Jhinu Dada.

Included meals:BLD
Day 12: Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive

On our way to Naya Pul from Jhinu danda we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. We have lunch on the way. Our trek will end at Naya Pul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

*If the road construction connecting Jhinu Danda to Naya Pul is complete, driving from Jhinu Danda to Pokhara could be another option.

Included meals:BL
Day 13: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu

We fly to Kathmandu in the afternoon. The left side of the airplane offers some amazing views of the Himalayas. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel. We enjoy the day leisurely or catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any landmarks we missed during our first day in Kathmandu.  To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals:BD
Day 14: Final Departure

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A Himalayan Glacier representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Included meals:B
Include Exclude

price included 

  • KTM International Airport Arrival & Departure Transfer by Private Car/Hiace
  • Total 2 Nights DELUXE Accommodations on B/B Plan Twin Sharing in Kathmandu at 3 star Star hotel
  • Total 2 Nights DELUXE Accommodations on B/B Plan Twin Sharing in Pokhara at 3 Star star hotel
  • Round Trip( KATHMANDU-POKHARA- KATHMANDU) Flight fare for Guests with all taxes
  • Land Transportation( Hotel- Domestic Airport- Hotel) by private Comfortable Car/Hiace in Kathmandu & Pokhara City
  • 1 English Speaking experienced Sherpa Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder Guide for whole Trek
  • Porter (1 porter Between 2 Person basis, Max 30 KGS per Porter) for Whole Trek
  • Annapurna Trek Permit, TIMS card & Any required permits or Official Documentation
  • Full Board basis Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner-  Self Lodges Menu Choice}
  • Selected Tea house Lodge/Guest house Accommodations in Twin Sharing during Trek( Shared Toilets/ bathroom)
  •  Daily Wages, Equipments and all meals & Lodges of Porters and Guide in Whole Trek
  • Round Trip(Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu) By Tourist Bus for Guide and porter
  • Land Transportation( Pokhara- Phedi Before trek) & (Nayapul- Pokhara After Trek) by
  • All entrance fees during all tours places as per itinerary in Pokhara city tours
  • First Aid Kit Box( for Normal Treatment only)
  • End of trekking in Nepal with a traditional nepali dinner.

Price excludes following  

  • International Airfare to and from your country
  • Nepal Visa fee: Nepal entry visa (US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days. you will also require 2 passport size photos.)
  • Departure Airport tax: NRS 1700( if it is not included in your tickets) at International Airport, KTM
  • Travel & Health Insurance- Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Any kind of cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Water, deserts Etc in Trek
  • Tips for Guide & Porter (not mandatory but expected )
  • Hot Shower, Battery Charges during the trek
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sickness on Trek, and Helicopter rescue in Trek. Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control
  • Any Other Cost, which is not mentioned in Cost Includes Items as Above

Hotels in Kathmandu we use are( The best Selected One, Centrally Located & at Quiet environment)

  • 3 Star Hotel: Hotel Nirvana Garden, International Guest house or Similar(Deluxe Room)
  • 5 Star Hotel: Hotel Yak & Yeti, Hotel Del’ Annapurna, Hotel Shangri-La or Similar(Deluxe Room)

 Hotels in Pokhara we use are( The best Selected One, Centrally Located & at Quiet environment)

  • 3 Star Hotel: Hotel Base Camp resort, Hotel The Kantipur (Deluxe Room)
  • 5 Star Hotel: Fishtail Lodge, Shangri la Village resort or similar (Deluxe Room)
Equipment List

1. Sleeping bag (can hire in kathmandu 2$ per day)
2. Down jackets, wind proof jacket , light warm jackets, trekking pants (light pants 2pears ,thick trekking pants 2pears ),short pants (2), cap, gloves, high neck, trekking shirt (5pears)
3. Thermal insulation
4. Raincoat (personal and bag pack)
5. Bath towel
6. Walking stick
7. Camelback water bottle
8. First aid kit
9. Flashlight and batteries
10. Cell phones and charger
11. Camera, charger, batteries and cards
12. Food /chocolates
13. Copies of document (helicopter insurance)
14. Trekking boots (water proof recommended)
15. Socks (5 pears )
16. Duffle bag for trek
Note= above item can be buy or hire in Kathmandu

Before You Go

Hotels in Kathmandu we use are( The best Selected One, Centrally Located & at Quiet environment)

3 Star Hotel: Hotel Nirvana Garden, International Guest house or Similar(Deluxe Room)
5 Star Hotel: Hotel Yak & Yeti, Hotel Del’ Annapurna, Hotel Shangri-La or Similar(Deluxe Room)
 Hotels in Pokhara we use are( The best Selected One, Centrally Located & at Quiet environment)

3 Star Hotel: Hotel Base Camp resort, Hotel The Kantipur (Deluxe Room)
5 Star Hotel: Fishtail Lodge, Shangri la Village resort or similar (Deluxe Room)