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Annapurna Base Camp Trek (15)

Basic Info ( ABC 001 ) $ 1100 per person

Duration 15
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.

Accommodation

After arrival in Kathmandu we transfer to our hotel, Hotel Bliss International which is in the peaceful street on the edge of Thamel. We provide you a deluxe room with a private bathroom and balcony, Tea/Coffee maker and the toilet trees. However, we have hotel crystal palace in Pokhara, nearby Phewa Lake.  These hotels are 3 star categories by the government of Nepal. The above package price include 3-star category hotel however we also provide 4-star and 5-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara. But during the trek there is only Tea House/Lodge which doesn’t have any facility except the twin bed. All the rooms are in “twin share”. For Single supplementary will charge $200 extra.  In Kathmandu and Pokhara hotel have 24/7 receptions while in the trekking recitation are closed after 9-10pm. In some place during trekking we have private bathroom but in some area there is only share bathroom. The entire place has 24/7 hot water facility but during tea house in the trek it is chargeable.

Meals

For meals we provide Buffet Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara which is included in the cost. We also serve lunch and dinner from our hotel restaurant where you have to pay by yourself. However, during trekking we provide three meals per day (i.e. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner per day) from the selected menu as per available in lodge and tea house. Food during trek is not so well decorated as Kathmandu and Pokhara however; most of the food is prepared by their local people in their field. The food is organic, delicious and quite healthy. We also offer Welcome and Farewell dinner with our agency team leader with a traditional cultural dance program in Kathmandu.

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 Ulleri (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 Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchre Base Camp: 5-6 hrs trek  

Day 11:  Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft): 6 hrs trek 

Day 12:  Bamboo to New Bridge or Jhinu Dada (1760m/5770 ft): 6 hrs trek 

Day 13:  Jhinu Dada to Landruk to Pokhara 4 hrs trek, 3 hr drive 

Day 14: Pokhara - Kathmandu 6 hour 

Day 15: Departure


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

Day 1 : Arrival, transfer to Hotel

According to your flight detail provides by you, we will be greeted by a representative at international airport with your name and Himalayan Club Treks and Expedition written on it. Then, we assist you to transfer to Hotel where you are welcome by tea/coffee. At evening we have a welcome dinner organized by our team to get to know each other. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 2 : Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

After short introduction with our tour guide, today we are having tour to Kathmandu UNSCIO world heritage site with our tour guide which include Pasupatinath Temple “Nepal biggest Hindu temple” it is also place for the body crimination of Hindu religion. Then we drive to Bouddhanath stupa whch is nearby Pasupatinath temple. Bouddhanath is Asian biggest stupa. It was damage by earthquake on 2015 AD however, it is completely repaired recently. Then after we drive to Swyambhunath stpua, popularly known by “monkey temple” this stupa is on the small where we can see the whole Kathmandu valley from there. At last we drive to Patan durbar square,“Ancient Royal Palace”. Inside the square you can see different Hindu temple which are bhimesh temple, vishwonath temple, Taleju Bhawani temple and Krinsna Temple which is most popular temple among them. Beside it you can study the Newari architecture, arts and their culture where, our tour guide help you to describe about its history of every place. At evening we have a meeting with our trekking guide and make our trekking prepration. And check our equipment for trekking. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 3 : Kathmandu to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft]: 6 hrs drive

After taking a packed breakfast at hotel, we drive to second touristic area of Nepal “pokhara”. It is also popularly known as lake side city. We departed at around 7 am in the morning form tourist bus park of Kathmandu. We follow the Prithivi Highway for pokhara. We drive for 6 – 7 hours with twice a lunch and tea break on the way. While driving to pokhara we drive by the bank of Trishuli River and also can see the amazing panorama of river with green hills. Overnight at Pokhara.

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

We drive to nayapul after having breakfast at our hotel. From where we start our trek, after having tea and trek preparation we walk through the small gurung village toward Birathanti “first check-in point” After showing trekking document we walk forward to Hille by following the muddy and little dusty road where we stop for our lunch. From hille we have walk through more than 4000 stone steps trial. We have to walk by the village and bircha forest. After walking more than 3 hours huhill steps we will be at Ulleri (2020m). Overnight at Ulleri.

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

The day star with hot tea and coffee with breakfast at tea house, then we walk forward to Ghorepani. You have to walk through stone step uphill and we pass through rhododendron and oak forest. We can also see small Mt. Annapurna while walking to Ghorepani. After walking through forest and crossing some amazing bridge and water fall we stop somewhere for tea break we finally reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani is one of the most popular and busy village in Annapurna region. You can find some local food and product which was made by local people. If you are trekking in the best season you will observe the area is enclose with snow. Overnight at Ghorepani.

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

Early in the morning we walk to Poonhill view point (3210m), takes around 45 minute uphill walk form Ghorepani. And be ready to watch sunrise over Mt.Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Dhaulagiri, Fistail and other peaks with its range. We spend some hours at unforgettable moment of life and take some photo video and some hot tea/coffee. Then we walk back to Ghorepani where we have hour breakfast. From here we walk to tadapani, passing through the Rhododendron forest. We walk downhill tada pani with the stunning view of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Fistail and green forest. Stay overnight at Tadapani.

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

Trek leads through downhill between the rhododendron wooden forests, hiking form 5-6 hours and crossing 3/4 hills, walking up and down hill in a stone step we will be at chomrong village. Village of gurung community. Overnight at Chomrong.

Day 8 : Chhomrong to Dovan (2580m/8460ft): 6 hrs trek

Having breakfast at lodge then we walk to Dovan village by passing Sinuwa. Sinuwa is the community village where we can see the view of Mt.Annapurna and popular Ghandrukh village. We walk forward to our destination following the Modi River and crossing decent Bamboo Rhododendron and Oak Forest. We stay at Bamboo for our lunch and rest. From here we walk Doban for after walking for one and half hour. Stay overnight at Dovan.

Day 9 : Doban to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 4 hrs trek

Today whe hake from (2520m-3200m) so we feel little bit tired. We have to walk on straight up steep stairs and huge rock. After crossing the Himalaua and Hinku Cave where we stay for the lunch we reach to Deurali. Stay overnight at Deurali.

Day 10 : Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchre Base Camp: 5-6 hrs trek

Today is the most important and memorable day of the trekking we have to walk more the 1000m up from deurali. We star our journey to Annapurna base camp early in morning. We walk through Birch Forest. We walk to Machhapucher Base Camp for lunch we enjoy our lunch at the place with the beautiful view of Mt.Machhapuchre (Fish Tail). We spend some hour at the place and see the paronama view of mountain. Then, we walk to Annapurna Base Camp following the trial. As we go closer to the base camp we see the stunning view of Annapurna South, Annapurna I and so on. Stay overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 11 : Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft): 6 hrs trek

We walk up early in the morning to see the sunrise view from Mt. Annapurna. We enjoy the view with hot tea and coffee. We take some memorable photo and video. We start walk back to downhill trek after having breakfast at hotel. We follow the same trial to walk back. We stay overnight at Bamboo.

Day 12 : Bamboo to Jhinu Dada (1760m/5770 ft): 6 hrs trek

From Bamboo we walk straight downhill to Chhomrong. We stay for our lunch and we walk down to Jhinu Dada following the step trial. At afternoon we also have time to enjoy the day in Hotspring near to Dangaki River. We take rest at Jhinu dada and after some hour we walk downhill to Hotspring which is about 30 minute walking from our lodge. All of our tired and pain during the trek will be lost at the time and we feel relief and relax at the time. We spend an hour at the Hotspring and walk back to Lodge. Stay overnight at Jhinu Dada.

Day 13 : Jhinu Dada to Landruk to Pokhara 6 hrs trek, 3 hr drive

Last day of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, we enjoy our walking through the hills and step trials. We crossed the popular suspension bridge in Annapurna Region “New Bridge” and some of the pig and amazing waterfall on the way. Walking by the Modi River and crossing the Dense mixed forest we stay at Landruk, One of the most popular gurung villages where we have our Lunch. From Landruk we take a Local Jeep to Lumle. Then we drive to Pokhara from Lumle by our Private Vehicle. Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 14 : Pokhara - Kathmandu 6 hour

We drive to Kathmandu early in morning in cozy tourist bus by following the same prithivi highway. While driving we can see river on the left while high hills on the right side. In evening we have a farewell dinner with our office team leader where you can share your experience about the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 15 : Pokhara - Kathmandu 6 hour

Take a drive for 6 hours to Kathmandu which is 200km east from Pokhara on Prithivi highway enjoying the river side view and farm lands with great views of Himalayans up above the green hills. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 16 : Departure

Last day in Nepal our office staff will drop you at airport before 2 hours of your actual flight, with some good memory about us and unforgettable memory about trekking.

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


Best Season

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.

Accommodation

After arrival in Kathmandu we transfer to our hotel, Hotel Bliss International which is in the peaceful street on the edge of Thamel. We provide you a deluxe room with a private bathroom and balcony, Tea/Coffee maker and the toilet trees. However, we have hotel crystal palace in Pokhara, nearby Phewa Lake.  These hotels are 3 star categories by the government of Nepal. The above package price include 3-star category hotel however we also provide 4-star and 5-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara. But during the trek there is only Tea House/Lodge which doesn’t have any facility except the twin bed. All the rooms are in “twin share”. For Single supplementary will charge $200 extra.  In Kathmandu and Pokhara hotel have 24/7 receptions while in the trekking recitation are closed after 9-10pm. In some place during trekking we have private bathroom but in some area there is only share bathroom. The entire place has 24/7 hot water facility but during tea house in the trek it is chargeable.

Meals

For meals we provide Buffet Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara which is included in the cost. We also serve lunch and dinner from our hotel restaurant where you have to pay by yourself. However, during trekking we provide three meals per day (i.e. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner per day) from the selected menu as per available in lodge and tea house. Food during trek is not so well decorated as Kathmandu and Pokhara however; most of the food is prepared by their local people in their field. The food is organic, delicious and quite healthy. We also offer Welcome and Farewell dinner with our agency team leader with a traditional cultural dance program in Kathmandu.