Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Price inclusive $ 799
11 days

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek an adventure that fulfills your dreams into the reality where one can reach at base camp in the heart of Annapurna Himalaya within less than a week time frame.  Annapurna Base Camp Trek one of few 8,000 meters base camp trek where one does not have worries and problem catching AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or high altitude symptoms. On this trek where elevation gains at a slow and gradual pace as you get acclimatized by the time you reach the final highlight and goal at Annapurna base camp located above 4,130 meters and 13,550 feet high. Where all types of people of different age-group can join in this wonderful and marvelous journey to Annapurna base camp located within a scenic and most picturesque Annapurna Sanctuary enclosed within an array of high peaks.

Annapurna base camp trek, besides being free from altitude sickness one and only eight thousand meter mountain base camp. Where one can enjoy super views in the comfort of warm, cozy with nice lodge facilities in the midst of high towering peaks within remorseless fields of ice, snow, and glaciers.  7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins and ends at a scenic city in Pokhara blessed with the natural beauty of high Annapurna peaks with stunning looking Machhapuchare Himal the famous Fish-Tail that dominates much of Pokhara valley. Pokhara a leading touristic spot in the whole Himalaya with high mountain views that reflects on its calm lakes of Phewa and Begnas which makes the place more awesome and picturesque.mFrom Pokhara taking a short drive towards starting point of trekking heading past many farm villages and towns with ever-present views of Annapurna Himalaya range of peaks that include Lamjung and Manaslu Himal.

After completing a drive where the walk takes you on long stone steps to reach a large village in Chomrong dominated by Gurung people the main hill tribe of Annapurna Himalaya region. Chomrong the last permanent village on route Annapurna Sanctuary and base camp, from here onward are just temporary small settlements to cater to the requirement of travelers with simple lodge and guest house all the way at base camp. Walk from Chomrong is more of ups with few short downhills entering into a river gorge covered in the dense forest of tall rhododendron, pines, and oaks firs with some bamboo as walk follows Modi River right up to its glacial source at Annapurna base camp.mAs walk progress then reaching higher ground as gorge opens into a wide scenic valley on reaching at MBC (Machhapuchare Base Camp) right beneath towering North Face of Fish Tail peak.

From here onward into beautiful Ghorepani Poon hill via Annapurna Sanctuary hiking on a high plateau surrounded by an amphitheater of a snow-clad mountain range with Annapurna South, Hui-Chuli and Machhapuchare Himal includes main mount Annapurna I looking towards North West. The walk final reaches you at ultimate destination in Annapurna base camp right in the heart of massive Annapurna Himalaya facing snow-capped peaks in all directions with Gangapurna, Vara-Shikar (Annapurna Fang) includes Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli with an array of peaks. After a glorious and marvelous time at Annapurna base camp return journey on the same route to reach at the road-head for the exciting drive back to Pokhara to complete wonderful adventure and experience on Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

 

Top 10 Real facts about Annapurna Base Camp (Annapurna Region)

Annapurna base camp is one of the popular trekking among the trekkers all over the world. The splendor view and the hospitable behavior of the people would hold your heart in these places forever. Some true facts about the Annapurna region that would make your heart leap are described below.

  1. Mount Annapurna is the world’s 10th highest peak. Its height is 8091m which offers the beautiful Himalayan scene and many small glaciers from the top of the peak.
  2. Annapurna was the first scaled 8000m peak ever and it was done without supplemental oxygen.
  3. Annapurna has the 38%highest fatality rate while climbing it. It is the most dangerous peak whereas the death rate of Everest is even 6.5%.
  4. Annapurna” means the full of seed or food. Nepalese believes that the goddess Annapurna resides in the Mount Annapurna. (note: Not only mount Annapurna but most of all the mountain are believed to have the god inside it ).
  5. The first summit of the Mount Annapurna was done in 1950 by the French citizen Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal. They both suffered from heavy frostbite and the book written by Maurice on the expedition of Annapurna was sold over 11 million copies and was regarded as the best selling climbing book of all the time.
  6. Annapurna massif is situated under the Annapurna conservation area which is the largest protected area(7629km2). This ACAP covers many districts like Kaski, Manang, mustang, Magdi and Lamjung.
  7. The one truth about the Annapurna region that no one can deny is that the 2/3 part of tourists in Nepal and visited the Annapurna region due to its accessibility. Thus, there is no doubt that this region offers the highest number of visitors.
  8. Annapurna region also in mutual contact with the former kingdom of mustang near to Tibet. Mustang is one of the pleasant destinations for solo travelers.
  9. Muktinath: The holiest shrine for both the Buddhist and Hindu is also situated in this region. It is the popular pilgrim site that many inside tourists also arrive here. (note: Bon Po religion is also in practice in some area of the Annapurna region.)
  10. last but not least the highest altitude lake like Tilicho(4919m) lies within this region. Khayar(4660m) and ice lake (4700m) also situated in this route.

 

Best Time of Year for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Nepal based on the four seasonal as winter, spring, summer, and autumn. The most popular seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek are spring and autumn. In Nepal, springtime starts in mid-February and lasts until May. The springtime of year is portrayed by warm temperatures, clear weather, and the colorful blooms of wildflowers of rhododendrons. Trekkers who want to see the Himalayas at their finest should also consider trekking in the fall, which occurs between September and October. The autumn is busy trekking season, with low rainfall, clear blue skies, and fabulous views all the way to the outlook. If your time allowed then, you can also trek at other times of the year. Nepal’s winter is defined by its freezing season, which brings frozen around the Himalaya but in December fewer trekkers on the way so most people like to do in the winter season.  A summer season is also a good option; although the temperatures can be very warm but heavy rain and the muddy way during the trek you can enjoy the natural and more peaceful.  Does not matter which time of year you choose, Nepal High Trek will arrange for a memorable epic adventure on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

 

Details Itinerary of ABC Trekking:

On reaching Kathmandu International Airport received by our staff and guide. After a warm welcome than a short drive to your hotel in the main areas of Kathmandu city. Here joining with other members of Annapurna Base Camp & Sanctuary trekking, our guide will brief with full information about the trek – hotels-culture with do’s and don’ts, include welcome dinner in a nice Nepali restaurant with folk programs.
As per the given time for a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. After breakfast, our city and tour guide will pick you with a short interesting drive for an impressive and exciting tour, Kathmandu although a metropolitan city retaining its ancient culture and traditions. Where most of the World Heritage Sites are located for your interest, includes medieval period custom and culture. As it was for hundreds of centuries, Kathmandu valley a blend of Buddhism and Hinduism in perfect harmony, after an interesting tour afternoon free preparation for Annapurna Base Camp & Sanctuary trekking.
Annapurna Base Camp & Sanctuary trek starts with an exciting overland drive on the busy highway to reach scenic Pokhara. On reaching Pokhara transfer to respective hotels by the beautiful Phewa Lake where most of the hotels are located.
(For interested people can take a short scenic flight to Pokhara of 30 minutes)
After an enjoyable overnight in Pokhara with wonderful views of Annapurna, morning taking 2 hrs drive o the outskirt of Pokhara to reach our starting point of the trek at Nayapul. From here following Modi Rive for few hours passing nice Bhirethati village and many farm villages on a pleasant path. After few hours of the good walk, our journey leads to a climb on stone steps to a lovely village at Ghandruk for overnight with grand views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchare “Fish Tail”. This is one of the large Gurung people villages around Annapurna with time to explore this nice village with a view.
Morning along with super views of Annapurna and Fish Tail peak walk leads through a lovely forest and then uphill on a winding path to reach at Kimrong village located on a ridge. Then the trail goes downhill within the forested area to the Kimrong river. Where few hours of climb brings you to Chomrong village with grand views of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and majestic face of Mt. Machhapuchare “Fish Tail”. The Chomrong Village is another large Gurung village, famous as Gorkha in UK and Indian armies, besides as brave soldiers they are farmers and Cattle herders of Tibetan Buddhist religions. This will be the last permanent village before Annapurna base camp, beyond are the just small settlement with lodges to cater to the needs of trekkers.
The morning starts with a downhill walk to a river, crossing a short bridge with uphill to Sinuwa at 2,360 m high, a scenic spot with few nice lodges. The path walk from here leads into the cool forested area of oaks-rhododendron and pines trees. Then a short steep descent to Bamboo a small settlement with 5-6 lodges surrounded by bamboo trees, on Modi River gorge. After Bamboo, an hour or more of slow climb brings at Dovan for overnight stop located within Modi River Gorge with a couple of lodge for overnight stay.
After a nice overnight stop at Dovan with the sound of raging Modi River, morning walk leads higher through thickly forested area reaching Himalaya Hotel located beneath Huichuli peak and large overhanging Hinko Cave. From downhill by the Modi River crossing ablation of old avalanches of the rocky moraine, then a short climb brings at Deurali after leaving the gorge area to a more wide-open area. From Deurali after lunch stop heading higher leaving the tree lines behind following the raging glacial Modi River all the way to Machhapuchare base camp at 3,700 m high for an overnight stop, located beneath towering North Face of the Fish Tail Mountain.
Finally, our walk leads into beautiful Annapurna Sanctuary and at Annapurna Base Camp, walk leads higher for a few hours to reach the sanctuary with a beautiful amphitheater of peaks that surrounds this wonderful place. After a few hours of pleasant walk brings you to our highest spot of the adventure at Annapurna base camp with 4,130 meters high. Afternoon relaxes and enjoys the views of Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft) and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft), including to Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish-tail) at 6,790 m stretches up towards Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli and Fluted Peaks or Singu Chuli.
Early morning go to see the high mountain views and am amazing Glacier. After breakfast back to downhill through the MBC, Deaurali, Himalaya, Dovan and an overnight stay at Bombo.
From Bamboo leaving the Modi River and the gorge behind climb up to Khuldi-Ghar into the forested area. Then a short gradual walk to Sinuwa danda, from here descend to Chomrong River and then climb on steps to Chomrong for a lunch stop. After Chomrong a short climb to the top ridge and then changing our direction from here with an alternative route to reach Pokhara. A short downhill walk brings at scenic and lovely Jhinu village for an overnight stop, located on a ridge top with views of surrounding landscapes and rolling green hills. A short descend of 25 minutes reaches you at hot-spring by the Modi River.
After the nice break at Jhinu village morning walk downhill on stone steps reaching at another Nayapul (New Bridge). From here on crossing a long suspension bridge, a short climb to reach another large village at Landruk. After a short rest with commanding views walk is easier on winding trails with few short and up and down to reach at Tolka village with grand views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli. From here on the gradual trail with few short ups and down, passing village Bheda Kharka, and then an hour or less climb into the cool forest to reach at Pitam Deurali at 2,100 meters high, offering grand views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Huinchuli, Mt. Machhapuchare and of Ghandruk village. From Deurali downhill through the forest to Potana village for last overnight stop on the high hills of Annapurna.
 The trail leads you to a scenic spot located on a large meadow with parallel views of Annapurna and Manaslu range of mountains. Our final walk of this adventure leads downhill to the road head at Kande village for the drive back at picturesque Pokhara by the serene Phewa Lake after an hour of exciting drive.
Enjoying time in lovely Pokhara with glorious views, morning depart for Kathmandu with an interesting overland drive to Kathmandu after a grand time at Annapurna Base Camp & Sanctuary trekking. In Kathmandu afternoon free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.
(option by air 30 minutes of scenic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu)
Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! Nepal High Trek & Expedition representative will escort us to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Reach Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m (30 mins flight and 6 hrs drive)
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul 1,100m and trek to Ghandruk 1,951m – 05 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Chomrong 2,170m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050m – 06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,720m – 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130m – 04 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Bamboo – 06 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Jhinu danda with hot spring 1,780m – 06 hours.
Day 11: Trek to Potana 1,900 m – 05 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Kande 1,460m and drive to Pokhara.
Day 13: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
Day 14: International departure homeward bound.

Cost Details

  • Airport Pick up drop (Airport /Hotel/Airport) by private car.
  • Two night’s standard selected Hotel in Katmandu with Breakfast
  • Two night’s standard hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast
  • Meals During Trek:(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • Three times cup a tea.
  • Trekking permit: ‘Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS)  and ACAP Permit.
  • All necessary paper works.
  • Pokhara to Nayapul and Nayapul to Siwai by private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara / Kathmandu tourist bus ticket.
  • Good accommodation on the trek.
  • Fresh fruit during the trek
  • NHL'S Dawn jacket, sleeping bag & duffle bag.
  • An experienced, expert, helpful and friendly Guide. Porters: Experience Trekking Porters(1 porter for 2 clients). And Their well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter
  • Adventure Certificate: NHT provides Adventure Certificate.
  • The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical kit bag.
  • Farewell dinner.

Cost does not include on:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Katmandu).
  • Your Travel and rescue insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay or canceled flight)
  • Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, a bottle of water, hot water, shower.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

Gear List

  1. Travel documents: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, the voucher and passport-sized photos
  2. Binoculars, alarm clock, and torch/flashlight/headlamps, earplug and eye mask,
  3. Reading and writing materials, travel games like chess, backgammon, scrabble,
  4. Hand sanitizer, lip balm, face, and body moisturizer, light weight towel, toiletries like toothbrush, toothpaste, multipurpose soap, deodorant, nail clippers, sanitary pads
  5. Money-cash and money bag,
  6. Sleeping bag, Down Jacket & Light warm jacket
  7. Day pack (with waist straps), refillable water bottle
  8. Sunhat, sunglasses, scarf, Bag liner,
  9. Sewing kit, knife, lighter, a small padlock
  10. Wind and waterproof shell jacket and trousers
  11. Comfortable walking shoes, running shoes and sandals
  12. Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination
  13. Lightweight thermal gloves
  14. T-shirts, trekking pole, crampons
  15. Underwear and shorts, long sleeved shirt, raincoat.
  16. Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
  17. Lightweight long trousers
  18. First Aid Kit
  19. Regular medicines

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