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Annapurna Base Camp

$1450

Annapurna base camp trek is one of the best and most popular trekking trails among the trekkers. Annapurna region lies in the central north part of Nepal, this area is most popular for hiking, trekking, bird watching, and mountaineering. The Annapurna base camp is situated at 4130m. above the sea level.

Annapurna I is the 10th highest mountain in the world at 8091m. above sea level and it was the first 8000 m. peak to be climbed by the French expedition team in 1950,

Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which literally means “full of food”, but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests.

 Highlights 

  • Himalayan Flora and Fauna
  • Sunrise and sunset view over the Himalaya
  • Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Magar and Gurung lifestyle and culture.
  • 360 Degree view of Annapurna Himalayan range from Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Close up view of Mt. Annapurna I (8091m) and Machhapuchre (6993m) from Annapurna base camp

Group size: 1-12 people Max-Altitude: 4,130m/13,545ft
Destination: Nepal Fitness level: Moderate 
Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
       
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All meals during the trek
Accommodation: 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara; and teahouses during the trek

 

Outline Itinerary

 Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu (1,300 m/4,264 ft)

 Day 02 : Fly to Pokhara (827 m /2,700 ft), Trek to Ghadruk (1940 m / 6360 ft) | 30 minutes Flight, 5

 Day 03 : Ghandruk to Choomrong (2170 m / 7120 ft) : 5-6 hours

 Day 04 : Chhomrong to Bamboo (2,310 m / 7578 ft) : 4-5 hours

 Day 05 : Bamboo to Deurali (3,230 m / 10,595 ft) : 3-4 hours

 Day 06 : Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m / 13,545 ft) through Macchapuchhre Base Camp (3,700 m / 12,135 ft) : 5-6 hours

 Day 07 : Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo : 7-8 hours

 Day 08 : Bamboo to Jhinu Dada : 7-8 hours

 Day 09 : Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara | 6 hours Trek : 1 hour Drive

 Day 10 : Fly to Kathmandu (Sightseeing in Kathmandu)

 Day 11 : Final Departure

 Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu (1,300 m/4,264 ft)

Our representative will meet you at the Airport and escort you to the designated hotel. You will be briefed about your daily activities of the trek sometime before or after you check in. 

Overnight in Kathmandu (D)

 Day 02 : Fly to Pokhara (827 m /2,700 ft), Trek to Ghadruk (1,940 m / 6,360 ft) | 30 minutes Flight, 5 hours Trek

After breakfast, we will take an early morning flight to Pokhara, the beautiful lake city surrounded by the great views of the Himalayas. After landing, we drive to Naya Pul (1 hour and 20 minutes) and start the trek. From Birethanti, we trek to Ghandruk, a beautiful Villa inhabited by the Gurung Community of Nepal. If time permits, we also visit the Gurung museum.

Overnight in Ghandruk (B/L/D)

 Day 03 : Ghandruk to Choomrong (2,170 m / 7,120 ft) | 5-6 hours

At this point, we climb up for around an hour up to Kimrungdanda. On the way, we can enjoy great views of the Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail mountain (Macchapuchhre) and Ganggapurna. A steep descent takes us to the Kimrong Khola, After another steep ascent from Kimrong Khola to Chere Danda, we descend for a while and then it's a gentle walk to Choomrong, Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massive.  

Overnight in Chhomrong (B/L/D)

 Day 04 : Chhomrong to Bamboo (2,310 m / 7,578 ft) | 4-5 hours

We descend down the 2500 stone-steps and cross the bridge above Chhomrong Khola. From there it is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. Next, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo.

Overnight in Bamboo (B/L/D)

 Day 05 : Bamboo to Deurali (3,230 m / 10,595 ft) | 3-4 hours

We pass through a bamboo forest which is damp and cold then ascend steadily with a few steep sections. It is only after reaching the Himalaya Hotel that the forest opens up and we are out in the sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below. It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here we can see the trail drop closer to the river before climbing again to Deurali, the most scenic stretch of the day. the vegetation is sparser, allowing magical vies of the valley, the river below, and the sheer rock-face cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls.

Overnight in Deurali (B/L/D)

 Day 06 : Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m / 13,545 ft) through Macchapuchhre Base Camp (3700 m / 12,135 ft) | 5-6 hours

Climb gently through a river bed then over a steep trail over to the mountain side. The hike from Bagar to Macchapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat strenuous. From Macchapuchhre Base Camp we get excellent views of the majestic Macchapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. From here, we get sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us. The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding the 360-degree panorama. From the base camp, we again get to savor mesmerizing views of the Macchapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks

Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp (B/L/D)

 Day 07 : Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo | 7-8 hours

From the Annapurna Base Camp, we retrace our steps to Bamboo. The downhill trek shouldn't be very difficult if we use the force of Gravity to our Advantage.

Overnight in Bamboo (B/L/D)

 Day 08 : Bamboo to Jhinu Dada | 7-8 hours

From Bamboo, it is an uphill trek to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Then we climb the stone steps to Chhomrong. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be resting for the night. An opportunity to enjoy the hot springs lies just 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda to soothe our aching body

Overnight in Jhinu Danda (B/L/D)

 Day 09 : Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara | 6 hours Trek : 1 hour Drive

On our way to Naya Pul from Jhinu Danda, we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. We have lunch on the way. Our trek will end at Naya Pul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara. 

Overnight in Pokhara (B/L) 

 Day 10 : Fly to Kathmandu (Sightseeing in Kathmandu)

We fly to Kathmandu in the afternoon. After arriving in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel. We enjoy the day leisurely or catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any landmarks we missed during our first day in Kathmandu. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening.

Overnight in Kathmandu (B/D)

 Day 11 : Final Departure

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! Our representative will drop you us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

(Breakfast Included)

Cost Included

  • Airport Pickup/Drop Service-( Private A/C Vehicle)
  • 3-star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara-(B&B)
  • Teahouse Accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
  • Farewell Dinner
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary-(Private A/C Vehicle)
  • Domestic Flights-(Kathmandu- Pokhara - Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and Government-Licensed Trek Leader and assistant Trek Leader-(4 Trekkers: 1 Assistant Guide)
  • Porter Service-(2 Trekkers: 1 Porter)
  • Staff Costs-(inc. Salary, Insurance, Equipment, Food & Accommodation)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits-(ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical Kit-(carried by your trek Leader)
  • All government & Local Taxes

Cost Exclude

  • Nepalese Visa Fee
  • International Airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Monument Entrance Fee- (if required)
  • Excess Baggage Charge- ( if you have more than 15 kg luggage)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra Night Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude Chamber (PAC) & Oxygen set
  • Emergency rescue costs (if required) or costs of early departure from the mountain
  • Travel and rescue Insurance
  • Personal Expenses-(Phone calls, Laundry, Bar Bills, Battery Charge, Extra Porters, Bottle or Boiled Water, Hot Shower, etc.)
  • Tips for the support crew.

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