Starting PriceUS$ 995
Duration of Trips14 Days
Location: Annapurna Region
Type of Trip: Tea House Trek
Max. Altitude:4130M (ABC)
Trip Grade:Strenuous Trek
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is renowned as one of Nepal's most popular and accessible treks, attracting adventurers from around the world. Starting from the picturesque city of Pokhara, this trek takes you on a remarkable journey through diverse landscapes until you reach the magnificent Annapurna Base Camp, situated at the base of the legendary Himalayan peak. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, ABC offers a breathtaking sanctuary for trekkers.
During the trek, you'll traverse a range of terrains, encountering thrilling ascents and descents along the way. As you venture through the narrow gateway nestled between the Hiunchuli and Machhapuchre peaks, the Modi Khola river accompanies your path. This awe-inspiring gorge acts as a natural boundary, separating the lush rainforest and bamboo jungle from the higher elevations of the mountains.
Adding to the allure of the trek are two majestic mountains in the area—Annapurna and Gangapurna—which derive their names from significant figures in Hindu mythology and folklore. These towering giants stand as a testament to the rich cultural heritage of Nepal, offering trekkers a glimpse into the country's vibrant lifestyle and traditions. Embarking on the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is not only an adventure into the heart of the Himalayas but also an opportunity to immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of the Nepalese landscape and experience the thrill of a true Himalayan expedition.
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal/ Transfer to hotel
After your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be picked directly from the airport and transported by our staff to your hotel, where refreshments will be provided.
Day 02Drive of fly to Pokhara and stay at hotel / rest and free time
Today we travel to the city of Pokhara, often termed the city of beauty, by taxi or bus. Along the way, there are great views and an introduction to the Nepalese countryside. After reaching Pokhara, it is time to rest and enjoy your free time.
Day 03Drive to Hile via Nayapul and trek up to Ulleri (1960 m) / Overnight stay at teahouse
Today, our trek really begins. It is a short drive to the town of Nayapul, named because of bridge built during the time of the Nizams, and which is the starting point for the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. From here, we begin walking, arriving at Tikhedhunga where we spend the night.
Day 04Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2800m) / Overnight stay at teahouse
Stunningly-beautiful views abound on the way from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani, a beautiful small village and a popular station for trekkers where we will spend the night. Along the way, we will pass many houses made of stone and other scenic natural beauty.
Day 05Morning Poon Hill visit / trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2600m) / Overnight stay at teahouse
In the early morning, we will walk to the top of nearby Poon Hill and enjoy a panoramic view of the giant Himalayan range in the early morning light. After breakfast, we continue our journey trekking to Tadapani which has great views of the Annapurna range and of Machhapuchhre.
Day 06Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m) / Overnight stay at teahouse
We continue our journey from Tadapani to Chhomorong, descending through forests eventually reaching the village of Gurjung.
Day 07Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo (1900 m) / Overnight stay at tea house
We begin the day passing through a rhodeodendron forest, then climb upward to Bamboo, and spend the night in the village of Bamboo.
Day 08Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3200m) / Overnight stay at teahouse
From Bamboo we continue our journey to Deurali and stay at teahouse lodge in Deurali.
Day 09Trek from Deurali (3200 m) to Annapurna Base Camp / stay at teahouse
Today we reach our destination of Annapurna Base Camp. High spectacular mountains surround this area. The atmosphere is so friendly and the views so magnificent that you will quickly forget the effort it took to get here. We stay in a teahouse lodge close to Annapurana Base camp.
Day 10Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo / Overnight stay at teahouse
Today we enjoy a hidden view in the morning, and then return back to Bamboo.
Day 11Trek Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (Hot spring) / Overnight stay at teahouse
From Bamboo, we return to Jhinu Danda enjoying the natural Hot spring
Day 12Trek from Jhinu Danda to Kimche and drive to Pokhara hotel
After breakfast, we will trek from Jhinu Danda to Kimche is end point of our trek. From here transportation will bring us back to Pokhara.
Day 13Free day in Pokhara for rest and relaxation
Today you are free to enjoy yourself in Pokhara, resting and relaxing, before being driven back to Kathmandu.
Day 14Departure day
- Airport pick up and drop upon arrival and departure
- In trekking- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner -3 meals per day and overnight accommodation at tea house lodge.
- Transportation- to/from trek starting & ending point
- Necessary trekking permit and TIMS fee.
- Trained trekking guide and porter, necessary insurance, and accommodation meals allowance and salary
- 2- Nights hotel in Kathmandu and 2-nights in Pokhara (BB Basis)
- Tourist deluxe bus (Kathmanu - Pokhara – Kathmandu) or for group private vehicle bus/car/jeep
- Comprehensive first aid box for the trekking.
- Extra day hotel stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Foods self lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Personal expenses-laundry, telephone, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (cold drinks & mineral/hot water)
- Tips for guide & porter .
- Personal travel insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
- Extra cost for if in case trek effected by natural calamities
- Personal trekking equipments for the trek.
Note: Standard itinerary – 7 -15 days. Can be shortened or extended depending on time and Fitness.
Where is Annapurna Base Camp located?
- Annapurna Base Camp is located in the Annapurna Conservation Area of Nepal, in the Annapurna region of the Himalayas.
How long does it take to complete the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
- The duration of the trek can vary depending on the route and the individual's pace. On average, it takes around 7 to 12 days to complete the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
What is the best time to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
- The best time for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (Mid-September to December) seasons. The weather is generally stable with clear skies, making it ideal for trekking.
Do I need a permit for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
- Yes, you need permits to enter the Annapurna Conservation Area. The two permits required are the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. These can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Is prior trekking experience necessary for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
- While prior trekking experience is not mandatory, it is beneficial to have some level of physical fitness and stamina. The trek involves walking for several hours each day, often on steep and uneven terrain.
What is the accommodation like during the trek?
- Along the trail, you will find teahouses or lodges that provide basic accommodation and meals. The teahouses offer rooms with shared facilities such as toilets and showers. The quality of accommodation may vary, but they generally offer a comfortable resting place for trekkers.
What should I pack for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
- Some essential items to pack include trekking boots, warm clothing (including a down jacket and thermal layers), a sleeping bag, a backpack, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a water bottle, and a first aid kit. It's also advisable to pack some snacks, a flashlight, trekking poles, and a camera.
Are there any altitude-related risks on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
- Yes, altitude sickness can be a concern on this trek, especially as you reach higher elevations. It's important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and ascend gradually. If symptoms of altitude sickness occur, it is recommended to descend to a lower altitude.
Is it safe to drink water during the trek?
- It is not recommended to drink tap water or water from untreated sources during the trek. You can purchase bottled water or use water purification tablets or filters to make water safe for consumption. It's important to stay hydrated throughout the trek.
Can I hire a guide or a porter for the trek?
- Yes, hiring a guide or a porter is common for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. A guide can provide you with valuable information about the route, culture, and ensure your safety. A porter can carry your heavy backpack, allowing you to trek with less weight.
What are the highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
- The trek offers breathtaking views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, passing through diverse landscapes, including lush rhododendron forests, terraced fields, and traditional Gurung villages. The highlight is reaching Annapurna Base Camp itself, situated at an altitude of 4,130 meters (13,549 feet).
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