Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

ABCTrek
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Max. Altitude 4140m
  • Trip Start Kathmandu
  • Trip End Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Annapurna Region
  • Nature of Trip Group Join/Private
  • Major Activities Trekking & Hiking
  • Best Season March to May & Sep to November

Highlights

  • Annapurna glacier beauty of the nature
  • Annapurna Base Camp thirling  adventure sport 
  • Poon Hill magnificent  view point
  • Ghandruk and Dhampus popular  village at Annapurna region
  • Local Gurung culture and their custom
  • Sunrise and sunset view of the annapurna base camp
  • View of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Lamjung Himal

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Overview

Annapurna Base Camp trekking rewards you with a unique and diverse range of climates, vegetation with colorful local culture within a short time frame, which is why this trek is preferred by most trekkers. Annapurna Base Camp trekking starts from the low warm sub-tropical valley of beautiful Pokhara, a touristic spot blessed with the natural scenery of mountains and lakes, leading into high green hills covered within lovely cool alpine forest laden with tall rhododendron, magnolia, oaks, pines and fir trees. The way to the base camp of Annapurna is a part of the Great Himalayan Trails.

Most Popular places from every aspect like Ghandruk, Poon Hill, Dhampus, Chhomrong, and Annapurna Base Camp can be visited on a single route to ABC. We can have a spectacular view of sunrise from the top hills of many places that come on our way to the base camp of the massive Annapurna. We can have a close view of seasonal Agricultural farmland and villages. 

Alternative Solar power for electricity can be found in Ghandruk and Chhomrong. Nowadays public transportation to Ghandruk has also started which takes about 10 hours from Kathmandu.

The hot spring at Jhinu Danda is quite famous for its hot water bath, popularly known as Tatopani among Nepali People. We will be following the Modi river for our journey to Annapurna Base Camp. We can analyze the view of massive mountains such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, etc. 

This is a place that is rich in its bio-diversity, culture, food, and lifestyle. Around 20,000 people are staying in this area. Tradition culture along with their cultural dress can be seen on our route. Lots of flora and fauna especially, Yarsagumba can be found in this trekking route. Himalayan herbs, which can cure many diseases, are found growing in the wild in the Annapurna Conservation area. It is one of Nepal's oldest conservation areas, established by the late King Mahendra in 1986.

In spring and summer times the area will be spectacular when wildflowers are in full bloom with a riot of colors covering the hills of Annapurna Himalaya to its base camp in the heart of Sanctuary. The walk is not overly difficult with some uphill and downhill to encounter as you explore traditional Gurung villages along the way within the typical heartland of Nepal.

Once you enter Annapurna Base Camp, you will find the Annapurna Sanctuary surrounded by an amphitheater of snow peaks from Annapurna (26,545ft/8,091 m), Annapurna south (23,693ft/7,219 m), Gangapurna (24,457ft/7,455 m) and Annapurna III (24,787ft/7,555 m) with magnificent Machapuchare Himal (Fish-tail). 

Itinerary
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  • AccommodationHotel Thamel park
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude/Time1334m

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport received by our company staff and then transfer to your hotel.evening 5 pm our manager will brief on Hotel, Kathmandu, about trekking programs and other related information then go for well -come dinner. 

 

  • AccommodationHotel Thamel park
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude/Time1300m

On our second day, we will start preparing for your trek. One of Our representative will remind you to get all the permits necessary for this trek. You will be reminded to check your trek  insurance policy and provide us a copy of it. You will  meet your Team leader and other support professionals who will check your trekking gears to make sure they meet the requirements. After a brief introduction with the crew, one of our tour operator will take you to a city tour. You will be visiting 4 heritage sites, that hold historical, religious and cultural significances. 

  • AccommodationHotel Mt kailash
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude/Time840m

As per flight schedule for Pokhara, our staff transfers you to Kathmandu domestic airport for a short scenic half hour flight to land at Pokhara airport. On arrival at Pokhara, our trekking staff receives you for a short drive away from beautiful Pokhara city, to begin our first-day walk, as the drive leads through farm villages and towns overlooking views of Annapurna and Machapuchare Himal. The drive brings you to Nayapul continuing our drive will eventually  lead past Bhirethati, an attractive village located on the bank of Modi River with warm sub-tropical  temperatures. On reaching  Hille, we start our first day of walk. The trail is gradually ascending on stone-paved steps all the way to our overnight stop at Gurung village at Ulleri. A large typical Nepalese hill village adorned with the traditional architecture of mud plastered-stone works and thatch-roofed houses with views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli peaks. 

Scenic drive via Nayapul, Birethanti to Hile

Hile , a beautiful traditional village with mixed races

Trek to Gurung village at Ulleri 

Traditional mud plastered houses with thatched roof .

Amazing view of Annapurna South and himchuli Peak 

 

 

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 14 Days map
Cost Details
What's Included
  • Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights and Hotel in Pokhara for 1 night on Bed & Breakfast basis. 
  • Airport transfers in Kathmandu & Pokhara. 
  • Half-day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance fees. 
  • Transportation Pokhara / Trek / Pokhara by non-AC private vehicle. 
  • Trekking arrangement backed by Sherpa Guide and porters using local lodges on a full board basis. 
  • Applicable Trekking Permit & Conservation Fees. 
  • Insurance for Nepalese crew. 

 

What's Excluded
  • International flights to/from Kathmandu. 
  • Nepal entry visa fees. 
  • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu & Pokhara Hotels. 
  • Travel, Medical, and Personal insurance. 
  • Rescue evacuation in case of an emergency. 
  • Personal clothing and personal trekking gear including sleeping bag & down jacket. 
  • Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills, etc.
  • Any expense for early returning members due to sickness, injury, or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service. 
  • Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strikes, etc.
  • internal flight Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu with applicable airport taxes.
Dates & Price
StartWednesdayNov 30, 2022
EndTuesdayDec 13, 2022
StatusAvailable
FromUS $950
 
Useful Info

Why choose Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most sought trekking trails in Nepal. Compared to other trekking routes, it is considered fairly easy and beautiful due to multiple reasons. The maximum place one can trek in this initiative is up to Annapurna Base Camp which is situated at an altitude of 4,120 m above sea level. The trail is well marked and well maintained with lots of resting places in between. The beautiful rhododendron forests, green lush agricultural land, traditions and culture of local people, their hospitality and kindness, the majestic views of numerous high mountains including Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna II (7937 m), Annapurna III (7555 m), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Gangapurna (7455 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Khangsar Kang (7485 m), Tarke Kang (7202 m), Machhapuchhre (6993 m), Hiunchuli (6441 m) and many small peaks is more than enough to attract any trekking lovers. The main thing that attracts trekkers apart from its unique landscape and natural beauty is the accessibility. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is easily accessible. You can find many vehicles up to Nayapul from your trek start. 

Equipment and packaging lists for Annapurna Base Camp

Clothing: Trekking boots, Short-sleeved Trekking shirts, Trekking pants and jackets, Thermals underwear, Long-sleeved Trekking shirts, Insulating down jackets, Woollen cap, Trekking Gloves, Raincoats, crampons 

First Aid: Diamox (Acetazolamide tablets for preventing High Altitude Sickness), Sanitary pads / Tampons, Anti-nausea Medicines, Band-aids, Mosquito and insect repellents

Toiletries: Soap, Toilet Paper, Shampoo, Sunscreen, Hand sanitizer

Accessories: Sunglasses, Sleeping bag, Camera Batteries, Water Bottle, Solar Charger, Hot water Thermos

Important Documents: Passport, Travel Permits

The Best time to trek Annapurna Base Camp: 

This trek can be done during any season, but we recommend our clients do this trek during the autumn season(mid-September to mid-November). Apart from autumn, this trek can be done during spring but prepare yourself for a little warm temperature. The best thing about doing this trek in spring is weather is stable with deep blue skies and greenery all around.

Accommodations in Annapurna Base Camp Trek route :

Annapurna Base Camp trek is a teahouse accommodation trek. A teahouse is a mix of a lodge and a hotel with a common dining room. The bedroom is furnished with basic furniture that contains two beds and a bed table. Some teahouses have attached bathrooms but in most cases, bathrooms are shared. The dining hall is big with a traditional stove to make the room warm. Electricity is available throughout the route but charging your equipment might cost you a little money. In the lower region, you can find a charging socket in your bedroom but in the upper region, you can charge your device in the dining hall only as the main source of electricity in that area is solar power. Hot shower and Wi-Fi are available but you have to pay extra for that.

Meals in Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

Most of the teahouses on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek route provide decent meals. From authentic Nepali Thakali cuisine to Chinese and Continental. Some places offer Indian-style meals too. Authentic Nepali Thakali cuisine consists of piles of rice with lettuce, lentil, pickle, papad, Gundruk, and soybean pickles however it might get different in the upper region. Some teahouses offer Chinese and Tibetian-originated food like deep-fried noodles ( Chowmin ), Mo: Mo ( dumplings ), and Thukpa ( Noodles ). However, we recommend that trekkers have freshly prepared dal bhat ( Authentic Nepali Cuisine ). Breakfast is composed of a pair of bread, jam, butter, some curry, tea of your choice, and an egg of your choice. 

Difficulty Level: 

This trail is considered moderate. Most parts of the trail are well-marked and paved with stones. The trail is full of ascents and descents but none of the are steep.  

Guides and Porters: 

The team of Adventure Altitude Treks and Expedition co. is one of the most experienced, reliable, hospitable, and respected in Nepal. The agency and team members are all affiliated with Trekking Agency's Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association(NMA), Nepal Tourism Board, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil  Aviation of Nepal, Sustainable Tourism Network, and Himalayan Rescue Association. We will provide a professional and experienced English-speaking guide with sound knowledge of place and trek. With an experience of more than 10 years in this field, we can guarantee your satisfaction.

If you need a porter, we will provide you with 1 porter/2 guests. The porter will be carrying 25 kg maximum(12 -13 kg per person). You will need to carry your day pack yourselves to keep your personal belongings like wallet, mobile and accessories, cameras and accessories, water bottle, dry snacks, torch/headlights, and other personal belongings. For us, the safety of our clients and members comes first. And it is our collective responsibility to ensure safety and security for porters, guides, and guests. You can help to bring safety to our team members by taking only those things which are necessary. We will always be thankful for your acknowledgment.

Permits needed for Annapurna Base Camp Trek :

Tourists Information Management System: Group trekkers have to obtain blue TIMS which costs around 10 US$ p/p while Free Individual Trekkers have to obtain green TIMS that costs around 20 US$ p/p

Annapurna Area Conservation Project Entry Permit: 30 US$ per person.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost and Itinerary :

The cost to complete Anapurna Base Camp may vary depending on the services you choose, the total days you want, the types of accommodation, and the food you choose. But the basic range starts from 899 US$ which provides a three-star graded hotel at Kathmandu and Pokhara with a B&B plan, standard tea house accommodation during the trek, breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek, etc. 

Feedbacks:

Since we are growing and relatively new as a company, we always put customer feedback as our inspiration for making this company a great travel partner. We are where we are now because of the client's feedback. We have always appreciated negative feedback and used them to build our company. At the end of the trek, while you are with the crew during farewell dinner, we would appreciate it if you give us your valuable feedback, an account of good and bad experiences, recommendations, and also your honest rating on our trip advisor page. 

FAQs
  • The Annapurna Base Camp Trail is classified as moderately difficult because of too many ascends and descends . For trekkers who are experienced can find this trail rather easy but for those who are amateur , this trail can be challenging as they to stop time and again to catch breathe. As mentioned earlier , the trail has too many ascends and descends along the stone paved route which may make trekkers feel fatigued early. However , if you have a well-planned itinerary , any challenging trails can be conquered. At Adventure Altitude Treks and Expeditions , we help our customers to get the best suited itinerary.

  • Being one of the most popular trekking region of Nepal , Annapurna Base Camp trek is safe to trek. You will find lots of other trekkers on the way . There are adequate amount of accommodations and hotels along the route. However , there always scammers who pry on trekkers . So , we recommend you hiring a guide.

  • Trekking can be done any time in Nepal because of its diverse geography . But the best time to do this or any of the trek in Nepal is from March to May and September to November. During these times , the visibility is perfect with clear blue skies , clear and pleasant weather. During rainy season, the trails are slippery and muddy thus making it hard to trek , And in winter , the Himalayan region experience heavy snowfall up to 4 feet deep. The temperature can go below up to -15 degrees . The visibility is low and the trails are covered with snow . You may get lost so its better to hire a professional guide and porter .

  • The maximum altitude gained while trekking Annapurna Base Camp is 4,315 m.

  • To do Annapurna Base Camp Trek , two permits are required. A TIMS ( Trekkers Information Management System ) and one Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit. Both permit can be obtained at tourism office in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Local trekking agents will get you these permits if you are going through an agency . Be sure to keep permits with you or give it to your guide as it is checked in various places along the way. The permits works only for one trek . So if you want to do another trek , you need to apply for another permit .

  • While you are at Kathmandu and Pokhara, you can find any type of accommodation , from cheap to expensive. While on the trail , your most of the accommodation will be tea houses with electricity , hot shower , internet . Food is typical Nepali food that includes lentils , rice, curry (veg and non-veg) , pickles etc. But you can also have other foods like MO: MOs . Chowmin, Spaghetti , Burger etc. Hot Shower and internet may cost you a small amount depending on the hotel you are staying. The beds are comfortable and some rooms may have attached bathroom. Most of the rooms are designed on twin sharing basis so mostly a room is equipped with two beds , one table , a pair of slippers . You can request an extra blanket with no charge.

  • Depending on the itinerary , the trek may take from 7 to 12 days to complete. 

  • Anyone can trek Annapurna Base Camp as it is the most famous trekking destination of Nepal. The trail is filled with lots of tea houses , trail marks and you also encounter may trekkers during the trek. Also if you are an experience trekker , this trek should be easy . 

    However , we recommend our guests to hire a porter and a guide . A porter will carry your belongings so that you don't have to carry all the weight in such harsh landscapes. A guide will tell you every bit of information you will need during the trek. There are many places of interests which carry cultural and historical values. We provide you guides with exceptional knowledge about the places . Not only that , a guide will take care of your accommodations and food so you don't need to roam around searching for accommodations. 

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