Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an adventurous trek to the base camp of the tenth highest peak in the world- Mt. Annapurna I (8091m). This trek offers you an insight into the natural and cultural heritage of central Nepal. You get to view many mountains including Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre or Fishtail (6997m), and Lamjung Himal (6983m) among others. Also, you get to observe the lifestyle of Gurung and Magar ethnic groups on the trek.
Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- The trek takes you through the Annapurna Conservation Area along with stunning views of the Annapurna ranges.
- Visit the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) on the way to ABC.
- Surreal display of Gurung culture and hospitality along the trekking trails.
- Explore the Nepali rural lifestyle
- Best sunrise view from Poon Hill
- Many ethnic group you can see on the way
- Enjoy the natural hot spring
- Panoramic view from Annapurna Base camp
- Explore to see Buddhist culture
- Visit Gorkha soldier village
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Routes
Firstly, you start your journey with a drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Next, you drive to Nayapul and start your trek towards Jhinu Danda. Further, you head to Dovan crossing some villages like Chhomrong and Bamboo. Finally, you head to Annapurna Base Camp from Dovan. Also, you also make a quick stop at the Machhapuchhre Base Camp en route to ABC.
From MBC, the trail gets little difficult as it is snowy to ABC. After viewing sunrise over the Himalayas in the Annapurna range, you’ll head back to Sinwa Danda via Dovan, Bamboo, and Chhomrong. Then, you’ll head to Tolka via Landruk and follow with a trek to Dhampus Phedi. Next, a short drive to Pokhara brings the trek to a close.
When to Go?
Spring and autumn seasons are the best times for this trek. These seasons offer the best of the trekking trails and Himalayan vista. Likewise, this short and easy trek can be done by anyone with average physical fitness. Thus, this trip is perfect for family getaways as well.
Why With Us?
We, at Trekking Guide Team, provide the best services for many tours and trek packages across Nepal. We have experienced guides along with the best transport and lodging facilities for this trip. Likewise, we also have many other travel packages to offer.
Trekking Guide Team offers an excellent chance to go for 15 days ABC Trek. Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp can be customized as per your available days and preferred routes. Contact us if you need customized itineraries.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu airport & pick up to hotel overnight at Kathmandu
After we arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, our airport representative from Trekking Guide Team Adventure will wait for you with a play card help you to transfer to hotel. At hotel, you can just relax. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 02: After breakfast sightseeing in Kathmandu valley overnight at hotel.
Today after having your breakfast, we will have an astonishing sightseeing tour to Swayambhunath (Monkey temple) which is located on the hill and the Stupa holds Buddha’s eyes on the four sides. We will also visit Boudhanath, probably one of the largest stupas in the world.
Also, we will visit Pashupatinath temple located at the bank of holy Bagmati River and here you can notice the cremation rituals of Hindus. We will also walk around the beautiful Durbar Squares of Patan and Kathmandu where you will commonly see a number of temple carved beautifully with amazing arts. Over night at hotel.
Day 03: Early in the morning drive by bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara hotel.
We begin our Annapurna Base Camp Trek by leaving Kathmandu on 3rd day. We will drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu at around 7 a.m. En route, we will pass by a lot of terrace farms, villages and cities with views of snow topped peaks. Pokhara, in fact is the most renowned valleys in the southern Himalayas hides the best of Himalayan appeal with three eye-catching lakes in its region- Phewa, Begnas and Rupa.
At Pokhara, we can go for sightseeing at popular tourist areas like Gupteshore cave, Davi’s fall, famous Fewa Lake where you can enjoy boating etc. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 04: After breakfast drive to Nayapul through to the Birethanti village trek to Ulleri village 5hr (1960m). Overnight at tea house.
We will drive to Nayapul from Pokhara and walk all along the path and carry on trekking down the hill following a river to Birethanti lying at the height of 1,025m. It is one of the prosperous villages near by the bank of Modi River.
We will then continue walking and pass by Hille and then walk further to a large Magar Village named Ulleri. All in all, we will walk for 5 hours. Overnight at tea house.
Day 05: Hiking up to Ghorepani though by Rhododendron Forest 5 hr (2860m). Overnight at Tea house
On this day, we will depart from Ulleri to reach Ghorepani. We will walk for around 5 hours to reach Ghorepani lying at the elevation of 2860m. On the way we will pass TirkheDhunga, we will traverse a river via a suspension bridge of Bhurungdi River.
Over the village, we will walk on a rather peaceful path. We will walk pass through grazing landscape and cultivated areas via oak and rhododendron woods. We will after that arrive at Nangethanti from where leave for Ghorepani. Overnight at tea house.
Day 06: Early in the morning Hiking up to Poonhill (3210m), Back to hotel and trek to Chuile 6hr (2100m). Overnight at tea house.
This is one of the most important days of the trek. We begin trekking early in the morning to Poonhill (3195m). At the peak of the Poon Hill, we can take delight from the scenic sunrise views over stunning peaks like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre. Then, we will return back to the hotel and trek to Chuile taking around 6 hours. Overnight at tea house.
Day 07: Trek to Sinuwa 5hr (2360m). Overnight at tea house.
We will depart from Chuile and trek for around 5 hours to get to Sinuwa lying at the altitude of 2360m. On the way, we will have a pleasing stroll to Chomrong, a large Gurung village and the entrance to Annapurna Sanctuary. It is set on the lap of massive Annapurna massive.
We will also walk down to the bridge and ascend to Sinawua Danda that rewards us with the amazing panorama of the nearby landscapes and snow topped peaks including the grand peak of Annapurna South, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) facing across the valley. Overnight we stay at Sinuwa.
Day 08: Hiking up to Deurali 5hr (3200m). Overnight at tea house.
On this day, we will walk on a pleasing path passing side by side with charming rhododendron, oaks, and pines forest. Likewise, we will walk down to Bamboo which is a small area with around five lodges in the heart of forested area filled with rhododendron and bamboo trees beside the Modi River. Then, we will get to Dovan passing through the cool shadow of the forest.
Also, we will have a pleasant ascend for some hours to get to Hinko cave. We will then depart from wooded area and walk down to get to a small bridge. After that, we will have a little way up to Deurali. We will be trekking for around 5 hours on this day. Overnight at tea house.
Day 09: Hiking up to Annapurna base camp 4hr (4120m.) Overnight at tea house.
This is one of the major day of the trek. On this day, we will walk for four hours to get to Annapurna Base Camp lying at the height of 4120m. On the way, we can get magnificent views of the south face of Annapurna that mounts on top of the sanctuary. As we approach close to the base camp, we can notice a prayer flag set viewpoint in the moraine.
The striking sight of the glaciers will greet us. From the peak, we can observe some of the most mesmerizing peaks like Singu Chuli (6501m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Tharpu Chuli (5663m). Overnight at tea house.
Day 10: See sunrise of view of the Annapurna Range, trek down to bamboo, 6hr (2310m). Overnight at tea house.
On this day, we will get up early in the morning to see the beautiful sunrise views over the Annapurna I Machhapuchhre, and Annapurna South. And, after that we will walk down to Bamboo which is filled with rhododendron and Bamboo trees taking around 6 hours (2310m). Overnight at tea house.
Day 11: Trek to Jhinu danda (Natural hot spring )5 hr (1780m). Overnight at tea house
We will on this day depart from Bamboo ad trek to Jhini Danda lying at the elevation of 1780m. Today, we will keep climbing and then traverse over the stream. After walking on a short firm climb we will reach to Jhinu Danda taking approximately 5 hours.
Here, we can notice a hot spring where you can dip yourself in the pools, get pleasure from the warmth of the hot spring and get rid of the tiredness of the trek. Overnight at tea house.
Day 12: Trek to Tolka village 5 hr (1700m). Overnight at tea house.
Walking further on from Jhinu Danda, we will walk for 5 hours to reach Tolka. On the way, we will walk near Nayapul means New Bridge and walkthrough the suspension bridge we will pass by the farm terraces.
After that, we will have a short way up to get to a big settlement named Landruk. Finally, with a trouble-free walk, we will get to Tolka village which offers remarkable vistas of Hiunchuli and Annapurna South peaks. Overnight in Tolka village.
Day 13: Trek to Phedi, 5hr drive back to Pokhara Overnight at Hotel.
We will trek for around 5 hours on this day to reach Phedi from Tolka Village. On this day, we will have a pleasant walk for a while and ascend for around an hour. After that, we will walk down to Dhampus passing all the way through Pothana which offers breathtaking vistas of sublime Annapurna Himalayan range as well as Manaslu range together with the towering and well-liked Mt. Machhapuchhre.
After that, we will have a short way up from side to side with cool shadowed region to Dhampus village where the eye-catching snow topped peak range. Here, Brahmans, Gurungs, Chhetris, etc reside. Afterward, we will walk down to Phedi. Finally, with an hour drive, we will go back to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus over night at Kathmandu.
On this day, after having our breakfast we will take the tourist bus from Pokhara to return to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you will return back to the hotel. At hotel, you can just relax. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 15: Departure to your country.
This is your last day in Nepal. You will depart from Nepal with breathtaking memories and remarkable time spent in the Annapurna Himalayan region. Our staff will transfer you to the airport for your departure.
Note 1: The above itinerary is flexible and can be customized as per the request of the client. Please let us know what changes and adjustment you want to have and we will organize according to it
Note 2: Please for booking send your passport photocopy, flight details date of arrival and departure date Kathmandu, send us $500 USD trip advance money. You can pay rest of the money when you arrive in Kathmandu before trekking departures.
TGTA mission is to finance its community enhancement programs through the revenues generated by tourism. The proceeds from any TGTA organized tour and trek goes 5% directly to uplift educational status of needy children of rural areas of Nepal.
Voluntarily/Optional: School supplies (pens, notebooks, colored pencils etc…). These gifts can be directly turned over to our company when you arrive in Kathmandu. And we will arrange them to distribute through our proper channels.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you need any kind of information.
- Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner During the Trek
- Hotel in Kathmandu(Hotel Thamel) with 3 Stars Bed & Breakfast for 3 night
- Hotel in Pokhara(Splinded View) with 3 star bed & breakfast. for 2night.
- One Experience English speaking Trekking guide & one porter for Each Two Tourist.
- All Land Transportation from Kathmandu to Kathmandu by Tourist bus .
- Trekking star point Pokhara to Nayapul and end point Phedi to Pokhara by private transport.
- Annapurna Conservation Permit.
- Kathmandu valley sightseeing by tour guide and car ,
- Trekkers” Information Management System (TIMS)
- Insurance for Guide & Porters
- All accommodation During the Trek Available Normal Lodge /Tea Houses. (run by Nepali families)
- Airport -Hotel-Airport transfer
- Our service charge
- Farewell Dinner with cultural dance program
- Medical kit box .
- Personal Equipment for Trekking(sleeping bag, down jackets, gloves, sun glass, sunscreen, trekking stick, Trekking shoes)
- Nepal entry visa fee you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu. You will require 2 passport size photos.
- Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal(covers Helicopter rescue)
- Lunch & Dinner in your kathmandu & pokhara depend on food item $USD 3-7 per item. you can choose from menu.
- Emergency Rescue evacuation .
- Tipping (Tips) For Guide& Porter
- All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks. (Tea, Coffee, Mineral Water, hot water)
- Sweet things like chocolate and desert.
- Hot shower and laundry during the trekking.
- Kathmandu valley sightseeing entry permit ,(monkey temple, boudhnath, Patan durbar square, Pashupatinath cost= RS 2600)
- Flight Ticket Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu cot per person USD $240
- Personal expenses, personal hygiene.
- WIFI, internet, phone calls, battery charging.
After you reach to Kathmandu, you have to stay here before and after the trip date. In this regard we have included 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu and also stay in Pokhara. If you wish to take 2 or 3 star hotel, the cost will be $799 USD per person. If you wish to take 4 or 5 star hotel the cost will be $1099 USD per person.
If you wish to exclude the hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and use only other services, the costs would be $ 699USd per person.
When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting when you arrive first night of the tour. You will be met our airport representative outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by holding your name and our company Trekking Guide Team Adventure Pvt. Ltd placard and he will escort you to the Hotel. If you plan to arrive early or depart late please make sure you make extra hotel arrangement please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
Note : If you want extra program to take a flight Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu want travel by private car Kathmandu to Pokhara /extra program 2/night/ 3 days package Chitwan Jungle safari, one day River Rafting Available by adding extra cost please contact us email: email@example.com Kathmandu to Pokhara flight cost per person $116 USD 2 night 3 days Jungle safari $190 USD per person including
- Safari activities ,
- All meal,
- All transport by tourist bus
- 2 Night accommodation 3 star hotel
1 day river rafting 3 hrs $55 USD per person
After you purchase your international air ticket please contact us to give your flight details arrival Katmandu airport and passport photocopy and please bring PP size photo 4 pcs
Who will be leading the tours/treks?
Our local Nepali team is one of the most experienced and respected trekking outfits in Nepal. The team is fully licensed and affiliated with the Trekking Agencies” Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal mountaineering Association, Nepal Tourism Board, Govt of Nepal, Sustainable Tourism Network, With over 10years of experience, well trained, friendly guides, and courteous porters you are assured of a wonderfully memorable experience.
Our trek will be in a very beautiful part of the Annapurna Region trekking Expect to trek about 5-7 hours daily or about 10-14 kms per day. It is recommended that you prepare for the trek by suitable training such as climbing hills or stairs, jogging, and spending some time in the gym to improve your stamina for a few months prior to the trek. If you are quite fit and do sufficient training prior to arriving in Nepal the trek will be enjoyable, and it is suitable for fit people in to their early 60’s. This trek is the most popular trek for those wishing to get wonderful views of the Himalayan peaks.
A Trek is not a Mountain Climbing Trip. There are still only a few roads in Nepal extending deeply into the hills, so the only way to truly visit remote regions of the kingdom is walking. It requires more time and effort, but the rewards are also greater. Whether you begin your trek at a road head or fly into a remote mountain airstrip, a large part of it will be in the Middle Hills region at elevations between 500 and 3000 meters. While trekking you will see the great diversity of Nepal. Villages embrace many ethnic groups and cultures. The terrain changes from tropical jungle to high-glaciated peaks in only 150 km
Drinking Water on trek?
There are two good options for having proper drinking water during the trek. You can bring water purification tablets or fill your bottle for a nominal fee from the recognized and regulated “pure water” stations along the trek. As a last alternative you can also purchase bottled water at the lodges but this is not recommended.
It is very important that you drink at least 3 liters of pure water daily during the trek.
Passport and Visas Requirements:
All clients must own a legal passport with validity of at least 6 months from the return date. Nepalese visa are issued by Nepalese Consulate in your country or upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visa with 15 and 30 days validity costs USD 25 and USD 40 respectively
It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, air ambulance and adequate cover for baggage.
How much money for my personal expenses?
It’s difficult to give an exact amount of money that you should bring. Costs will vary according to how much you want to spend for shopping and where and what meals (lunch& dinner) you want to eat . Only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek
For the trek we”ll have one porter for two person. The weight limit for the trek is 10-13 kgs per person. Before the trek we will store all our excess baggage in our Pokhara hotel and only take what we require on the trek.
Tips to the Nepali drivers, porters and guides are appreciated and appropriate. Please tip according to your means and inspiration.
What should I bring
- Down Jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Trekking shoes/
- Hiking pants
- Hiking shirts
- Full-sleeves shirt
- Sun hat
- Water bottle
- Batteries and bulbs
- Flash light
- personal towel
- Ruck sack
- Medical & first-aidkit
- Sewing kit
- Poly propylene/wool socks
- Other required equipments
- Sleeping bag
Risk & Liabilities: We are committed to providing the best services which will give you a once in a life time journey. We perform our duties honestly & seriously to make your journey very smooth & pleasant. However, the entire programs in Nepal are conducted strictly under the rules and regulation of their own policies. Trekking Guide Team adventure Pvt. Ltd shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstance such as govt. restriction, Land slide, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay, sickness or accident, Any extra cost incurring there of shall be borne by the clients on the spot.
Which currencies are accepted in Nepal?
Some major currencies (USD, AUD ,EURO) are accepted for both visa and in general. There are plenty of ATM’s in both Kathmandu and Pokhara and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.
Altitude sickness a problem?
The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters.. But above it can cause altitude related sickness. If you have a health condition which might cause problems please consult a doctor on the advisability of doing the trek. You have to drink everyday 3-5 liters
What Clothes shall I bring?
Depending on when you plan to travel it’s important to have the proper clothes and be prepared for unexpected weather. Fairly well worn hiking boots/shoes are a must! For tours between November and the first two weeks of March bring a jacket suitable for zero degrees Celsius. For tours at other times please bring a jacket suitable for 4 to 6 degrees Celsius, Otherwise the daytime weather will tend to be warm or pleasant.
Where will I stay during the tour?
In Kathmandu we will be staying at the 3star category or a similar quality hotel. These places come highly recommended but please don’t expect a European standard of hotel. These hotels are good, clean tourist hotels and are a good quality by Nepali standards. In Pokhara we stay at Hotel Splendid View and On the trek we’ll be staying at simple lodges run by Nepali families. During the trek the bathrooms are outside the rooms and hot water is dependent on solar panels so don’t count on many warm showers.
What is the weather like in Nepal?
The width of Nepal is only about 200 km on an average, but within this short distance the altitude of the land rises from 60 m up to 8,848 m. Hence the weather depends upon the altitude of the place in Nepal. However, in general Nepal has four climatic seasons: Spring, summer, autumn and Winter.
Spring starts from March to May. The temperature of this season fluctuates between 20C to 30C (68F to 86F). Summer starts from June last to August. These are also the monsoon months with occasional evening-thunderstorms and hot temperature. Autumn starts from late September and ends by November. During this period, the climate is generally dry and mild with temperature fluctuating between 20C to 30C (68F to 86F). Winter starts from December till February. The mornings and evenings are very cold while the afternoon is pretty sunny. The temperature during these months rises from 10C to 20C (59F to 68F). At higher altitudes it is cold during the winter months.
How much money for my personal expenses?
It’s difficult to give an exact amount of money that you should bring. Costs will vary according to how much you want to spend for shopping and where and what meals (lunch& dinner) you want to eat . Only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.
Risk & Liabilities: We are committed to providing the best services which will give you a once in a life time journey. We perform our duties honestly & seriously to make your journey very smooth & pleasant. However, the entire programs in Nepal are conducted strictly under the rules and regulation of their own policies. Trekking Guide Team adventure Pvt. Ltd shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstance such as govt. restriction, Land slide, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay, sickness or accident, Any extra cost incurring there of shall be borne by the clients on the spot
As Nepal is an underdeveloped country, our country’s facility and standard cannot match as per yours. But we will always provide you the best facility and service as per Nepal’s standard.
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