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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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  • Duration13 Days
  • Meals:12 Breakfast, 2 Lunch and 9 Dinner
  • Accommodation:Jampa Hotel or a similar
  • Best Season: Mar - May and Sep - Nov
  • Trip Grade:Moderate

Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trek, a popular and awe-inspiring journey. Marvel at Mt. Annapurna, the world’s 10th highest peak at 8091m, alongside peaks like Annapurna South, Machapuchare (Fishtail), and Hiunchuli. Unlike the more strenuous Everest Base Camp trek, Annapurna offers a relatively accessible adventure, drawing trekkers worldwide. Prepare for breathtaking landscapes and lasting memories. Immerse yourself in Nepal’s vibrant culture, encountering traditional villages inhabited by Gurung and Magar communities. Known for their hospitality, they enrich your journey with unforgettable experiences. Join us and discover the beauty and warmth of the Annapurna region.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu Airport, our friendly team will be there to welcome you and provide a comfortable transfer to your hotel. You’ll have an orientation about the upcoming adventure, including essential details about the trek and necessary preparations. Feel free to ask any questions you might have. Afterward, take some time to rest and acclimatize to the 1,300-meter altitude before the trek officially begins. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Accomodation: Hotel Yambu or a similar hotel
Max Altitude:1,400m (4,600ft)

Day 2 - Journey to Pokhara

After a breakfast, we’ll begin on a scenic drive to Pokhara by tourist bus. This picturesque lakeside city is known for its stunning views of the Annapurna and Machapuchare (Fishtail) mountains and its tranquil ambiance. Upon arrival, you’ll check into a cozy lodge and have some free time to explore the lakeside area, perhaps enjoying a boat ride on Phewa Lake. This day serves as a gentle introduction to the natural beauty of Nepal as you prepare for the trek ahead.

Accomodation: Hotel Hidden Kingdom or a similar hotel 
Max Altitude: 1,400m (4,600ft)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Pokhara to Nayapul, Trek to Ulleri

Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul by private vehicle and begin trekking to Ulleri. The trail passes through lush forests and traditional villages, providing a glimpse into rural Nepalese life. Enjoy stunning views of the surrounding hillsides as you make your way to Ulleri, where you’ll spend the night.

Day 4 - Ulleri to Ghorepani

Continue your ascent from Ulleri to Ghorepani, a charming village located amidst rhododendron forests. Along the way, you’ll encounter local villagers and perhaps even some grazing yaks. As you reach Ghorepani, be sure to catch the sunset casting hues of orange and pink across the sky. Spend the night in Ghorepani.

Day 5 - Sunrise at Poonhill, Trek to Tadapani

Wake up before dawn to hike to Poonhill, one of the best vantage points in the region for sunrise views over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. After witnessing the magical sunrise, descend to Ghorepani for breakfast before continuing your trek to Tadapani. The trail offers stunning views of Machapuchare (Fishtail) and Annapurna South. Spend the night in Tadapani.

Accomodation:Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 - Tadapani to Chhomrong

Our journey continues as we trek to Chhomrong, a charming village with awe-inspiring views of the Annapurna and Hiunchuli mountains. As we make our way through lush forests and terraced fields, you’ll have ample opportunities to capture stunning photographs of the landscapes. After a day of trekking, you’ll relax and rejuvenate at a lodge in Chhomrong, immersing yourself in the serene atmosphere.

Accomodation:Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel

Today’s trek leads us to Himalaya Hotel, gradually gaining altitude as we approach the Annapurna Sanctuary. The trail takes you through rhododendron forests and beside the roaring Modi Khola river. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a peaceful overnight stay at a cozy lodge, surrounded by the sounds of nature.

Accomodation:Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Annapurna Base Camp

The highlight of the trek! We’ll embark on the final stretch to Annapurna Base Camp, located at 4,130 meters above sea level. As you approach the base camp, the imposing peaks of Annapurna and Machapuchare will come into full view, creating a surreal and awe-inspiring scene. This day is filled with photo opportunities and a deep sense of accomplishment as you reach the base camp. An overnight stay at this high-altitude destination offers a unique experience of tranquility and connection with the Himalayas.

Accomodation:Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: ABC to Bamboo/Dovan

After soaking in the beauty of Annapurna Base Camp and capturing the sunrise if you wish, we’ll begin our descent. We’ll trek back to Bamboo or Dovan, retracing our steps and enjoying a well-deserved rest at a lodge.

Accomodation:Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Trek to Jhinu

Our trek continues as we make our way to Jhinu, a village known for its natural hot springs. After a day of hiking through the lush forested trail, you’ll have the opportunity to relax in the rejuvenating hot springs, providing a perfect respite for tired muscles. You’ll spend the night at a comfortable lodge in Jhinu.

Accomodation:Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Jhinu to Nayapul, Drive to Pokhara

Today, we’ll hike from Jhinu to Nayapul and then drive back to Pokhara. You’ll have the chance to unwind at a hotel in this lakeside city, reflecting on your remarkable journey through the Annapurna region. Whether it’s exploring the local markets, savoring delicious cuisine, or simply enjoying the serene lakeside views, Pokhara offers a delightful end to your trek.

Meals: Breakfast and  Lunch

Day 12: Return to Kathmandu

In the morning, we’ll take a scenic flight from Pokhara back to Kathmandu, offering a different perspective of the stunning Himalayan landscapes. Upon returning to the capital, you’ll have some free time to explore the city’s cultural landmarks, bustling markets, and vibrant atmosphere. In the evening, we’ll gather for a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of your trekking adventure.

Accomodation: Hotel Yambu or a similar hotel
Meals:
Breakfast and Dinner

Day 13: Departure

As your unforgettable journey comes to a close, our team will provide a timely airport drop for your onward journey. This marks the end of an incredible trekking adventure that has allowed you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty, culture, and hospitality of the Annapurna region. The memories you’ve created during this journey will undoubtedly stay with you for a lifetime.

Meals: Breakfast

What's Include

  • All airport transfers by private transport.
  • 2 nights in Kathmandu at Hotel Yambu or similar, including breakfast and taxes, in twin-sharing or double rooms.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara tourist bus drive, including transfers.
  • 2 nights at Hotel Hidden Kingdom or similar in Pokhara, including breakfast and taxes, in twin-sharing or double rooms.
  • Pokhara-Nayapul private drive.
  • 9 days guided trekking tour in the Annapurna region.
  • Accommodation in mountain lodges (basic tea house lodges) during the trekking tour.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during trekking.
  • Nayapul-Pokhara private drive.
  • Annapurna Conservation Permit Fee.
  • Trekkers Information Management System card.
  • Poonhill entry fee.
  • One English-speaking trekking guide with insurance, transport, accommodation, meals, and salary in a group.
  • One porter for two persons with their insurance, transport, accommodation, meals, and salary.
  • Pokhara-Kathmandu flight.
  • All applicable government taxes.
  • Tourism service taxes.
  • Duffel bag when needed.
  • Annapurna Trail Map.
  • Sleeping bag (must be returned after the trek).
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

What's Exclude

  • International flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinners in Kathmandu, except for the farewell dinner.
  • Trekking gear.
  • Snacks, drinks, and other expenses such as toiletries, electronic device charging, and hot showers during the trek.
  • Guide/Porter tips.
  • Travel insurance.

Meals

Begin your day with a delicious breakfast at Hotel Yambu in Kathmandu. Then, in Pokhara, enjoy another tasty breakfast at Hotel Hidden Kingdom. During your trek, you’ll have breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided at mountain lodges to keep you energized. Finally, wrap up your trip with a special farewell dinner in Kathmandu, celebrating your journey with delicious food and good company.

Accommodation

You’ll spend two nights in Kathmandu at Hotel Yambu or a similar, on a twin-sharing or double-room basis. In Pokhara, you’ll enjoy two nights at Hotel Hidden Kingdom or a similar hotel, with breakfast included. During your trek, you’ll stay in mountain lodges along the route. If you prefer a single room, there’s an additional cost of 300 USD.

Route Map of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

FAQs

What is the best time of the year to trek to Annapurna Base Camp?

The best time to trek to Annapurna Base Camp is in the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is pleasant and the views are clear.

What is the level of difficulty of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is considered as moderate, suitable for trekkers with a moderate level of fitness and some prior trekking experience.

How long does it take to complete the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek typically takes around 7 to 13 days to complete, depending on the specific itinerary, your walking pace, and the starting point of your trek. Most trekkers opt for a 10-day trek, which allows for a gradual ascent, acclimatization, and a more enjoyable experience.

What kind of accommodation can I expect during the trek?

Accommodation during the trek primarily consists of teahouses and lodges, offering basic but comfortable rooms with shared facilities like bathrooms and dining areas.

Price
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twin sharing basis

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