Annapurna Base Camp Trek (16 Days)

Basic Info ( ABC 001 ) $ 1100 per person

Duration 16 Days
Group Size Any
TransportaionPrivate Jeep / Car & Tourist bus
Altitude 4,130m/13,545ft
Accomodations 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara; and teahouses during the trek
Best Seasons Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May)
Activities Trekking, Hiking, Climbing
Meals All meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), Farewell dinner at Kathmandu

Basic Intro

ABC, Annapurna Base Camp trek has become renowned as one of the most spectacular trekking routes in the world which offers some of the most spectacular mountain scenery, providing a fascinating insight into the modern hill life of Nepal. This trek attracts the large number of tourists because they find everything the Himalayas have to offer, accessible along a selection of well-maintained trails that snake in and around the 55-kilometre Annapurna massif, separated from the gargantuan Dhaulagiri (8167m) by the Kaligandaki, the deepest gorge in the world.

 

The trek to Annapurna base camp starts from Nayapul following the Modi River and passing through dense stands of rhododendron and bamboo. You then trek to Poonhill, Tadapani, Dovan, Machhapuchhre Base Camp and finally Annapurna Base Camp. You get plenty of time to explore the vicinity of Base Camp. We then trek back to Nayapul passing the village like Bamboo and Jhinu Danda.

Day 01: Arrival, transfer to Hotel 

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation 

Day 03:  Kathmandu to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft]: 6 hrs drive 

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,577m/5,173 ft), 1 hr drive and 4 hrs walk 

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft). 5-6 hrs walks 

Day 06: Poon hill hike and trek to Tadapani (2540m/8332ft), 6-7 hrs walk 

Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong (2,210m/7,249 ft), 5-6 hrs walk 

Day 08:  Chhomrong to Dovan (2580m/8460ft): 6 hrs trek 

Day 09:  Doban to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 4 hrs trek 

Day 10:  Deurali to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 3 - 4 hrs trek 

Day 11:  Machhapuchre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft): 2 - 3 hrs trek 

Day 12:  Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft): 6 hrs trek 

Day 13:  Bamboo to New Bridge or Jhinu Dada (1760m/5770 ft): 6 hrs trek 

Day 14:  Jhinu Dada to Naya Pul to Pokhara 6 hrs trek, 1 hr drive 

Day 15: Pokhara - Kathmandu 6 hour 

Day 16: Departure from Kathmandu for next trip or to your home 



Includes


  • All airport/hotel transfers.
  • Three nights 3-star hotel in Kathmandu(Hotel Bliss International or simalar catagory)  and Two night 3-star hotel in pokhara(Hotel Crystal Palace or similar catagory) with breakfast.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at Kathmandu.
  • full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide by private Vehicle.
  • All sightseeing entry fee in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu tourist bus tickets.
  • Pokhara-Nayapool-Pokhara by private car/jeep.
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag, and trekking map (sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Not Includes


  • Nepal Visa fee (bring small denomination cash USD and two passport photographs).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Private Car (Kathmandu-Pokhara or Pokhara-Kathmandu one way $115 extra upto 3 People).
  • Kathmand - Pokhara - Kathmandu flight (one way $122/Person )
  • Pokhara Sightseeing.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara(and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel & Health Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
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Equipment List


  • Equipment Check List

    Head:
    - Sun hat or scarf
    - Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
    - Sunglasses with UV protection

    Lower Body:
    - Lightweight cotton long pants/ Hiking shorts
    - Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
    - Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

    Feet :
    - Thin, lightweight inner socks
    - Thick, warm wool hiking socks
    - Hiking boots with spare laces
    - Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

    Upper Body:
    - T-shirts
    - Fleece jacket or pullover
    - Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
    - Down vest and/or jacket *

    Hands:
    - Lightweight gloves

    Accessories:
    - Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F *
    - Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
    - Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
    - Basic First Aid Kit
    - Large plastic bags
    - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
    - Trekking Poles *
    - Water bottles
    - Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)

    Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort lable):
    - 1 medium sized quick drying towel
    - Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
    - Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
    - Deodorants
    - Nail clippers
    - Face and body moisturizer
    - Feminine hygiene products
    - Small mirror

    Personal Hygiene (it’s up to your comfort lable):
    - Wet wipes (baby wipes)
    - Tissue /toilet roll
    - Anti bacterial hands wash
    - Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness if incase)
    - Water purified pills

    Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your comfort lable)
    - Binoculars (optional)
    - Reading book
    - Journal & Pen
    - Pencils and small notebooks
    - Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble


Useful Information


Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug.) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.

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