Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Price inclusive $ 799
11 days

Overview

”Adventure in the heart of massive Annapurna within supreme multicultural” 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an amazing journey in the Annapurna region in many trekking routes as Mardi Himal Trek, Ghandrunk trek, Annapurna Khayer lake trek, Annapurna sanctuary trek. Where all types of travelers can join in this wonderful exotic holiday within Annapurna Sanctuary encircled with high snow-capped peaks. Starting from low warmer sub-tropical temperatures within verdant vegetation, green hills, local traditional villages, valleys around scenic and unique Pokhara, a popular and famed touristic spot blessed with mountain views which reflect on it’s serene  Phewa lake and Begnas Lakes. The journey leads to the outskirt of Pokhara valley with a short drive to the starting point of trekking following the raging glacial Modi River upstream right up to its source at Annapurna Base Camp.

How many days does it take Annapurna base camp trek?

ABC Trek can be completed within 7 days from Pokhara. As the walk begins with gradual walks through many lovely farm villages and fields then a climb on stone paved steps bringing you at wonderful Gurung village at Ghandruk also called as Ghandrung, the Gurung tribe famous as gallantry soldiers in overseas India-UK and Singapore. The walk continues as the air gets cooler with daily views of Annapurna range of peaks with majestic Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’ one of the virgin mountains.

The journey takes you into the lovely cool alpine forest of tall rhododendron-oaks-pines-firs and magnolia tree lines to enter the last permanent village at Chomrong 2,160m high populated by Gurung people interwoven with Buddhism religion and also practice Bonn (pre-Buddhism) sect of animism.

Annapurna Base Camp Tour can be done in many ways from beautiful Pokhara, taking a week duration or more one can trek clockwise or anti-clockwise with a visit to Ghorepani and Poon Hill, a famous spot for stunning sunrise over 600 k.m wide mountain range from Dhaulagiri-Annapurna-Manaslu range as far to Ganesh Himal towards eastern horizon. Whatever your time and duration are? We will make your adventure a wonderful and enjoyable with mesmerizing experience on Annapurna Base Camp Trip. Nepal High Trek & Expedition has an affordable price and professional mountains cruise as well.

Details Itinerary:

On reaching Kathmandu International Airport received by our staff and guide with 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 sightseeing tour around Kathmandu, after breakfast our city and tour guide will pick you with 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 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 explore this nice village with a view.
Morning along with super views of Annapurna and Fish Tail peak walk leads through lovely forest and then uphill on winding path to reach at Kimrong village located on a ridge, from here downhill within forested area to 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”
Chomrong 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 last permanent village before Annapurna base camp, beyond are the just small settlement with lodges to cater the needs of trekkers.
Morning starts with 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, walk from here leads into cool forested area of oaks-rhododendron and pines trees and then a short steep descend 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 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.
After an enjoyable moment at base camp and Annapurna Sanctuary return journey with much downhill walks back into tree lines and with few short ups to reach at Bamboo for an overnight stop.
From Bamboo leaving the Modi River and the gorge behind climb up to Khuldi-Ghar into the forested area, and then a short gradual walk to Sinuwa danda, from here descend to Chomrong River and then climb on steps to Chomrong for 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 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.
Morning with fabulous views of snowcapped peaks, our last day trek continues into the cool forest with the uphill to Thulo Kharka also popularly called Australian Camp, 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)
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)

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: Your stander meals in the mountain (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • Trekking permit: ‘Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS)  and ACAP Permit.
  • All necessary paper works.
  • Domestic airport picks up and drops by car.
  • Pokhara to Nayapul and Nayapul to pokhara by private vehicle.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket From Kathmandu to Pokhara / Pokhara to Kathmandu, including airport Tax.
  • Accommodation In Trekking: All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Poon Hill viewpoint entrance fee
  • Hot Spring entrance fee
  • During the trek necessary toilet paper
  • Fresh fruit during the trek
  • NHL'S Dawn jacket and sleeping bag
  • NHT’s gifts, as like a pashmina and T-shirt
  • 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.
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner with company’s Director.

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.

Tour Notes

Client Reviews

  • Name : Vanda Gooley

    In 2010, my son, husband and I did the Langtang Valley Trek with Anjan as our amazing guide. His knowledge of the area was extensive, including walking expectations, weather and terrain conditions, and the best places to stop, rest, eat and sleep. So much so,…

  • Name : Robert Francisco

    I have done 3 treks with Anjan and Nepal High Trek & Expedition Langtang gosainkund Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek and Island peak climbing and Annapurna circuit Trekking 5 years before in Nepal. That’s was wonderful and lifetime trip in my life. Due to weather conditions,…

  • Name : Rajan Riv Turck

    Ghorepani poon hill trek “Lieber Anjan, das Trekking mit dir war super! Es hat uns sehr viel Spaß gemacht! Die Kombination aus Abenteuer, Natur und Wandern ist ideal zum Abschalten! Du bist ein großartiger Führer!!!” Name: Rajan Riv Turck Country: German, Munich Trekking Region: Ghorepani…

  • Name : Maxwell Bergen

    What can I say about Nepal High Trek & Expedition..? Nepal High Trek & Expedition company overall is a really easy going happy go lucky guy. My girlfriend and I were looking to go on a budget trip around Nepal and Nepal High Trek & Expedition…

  • Name : Mark Heuston

    Dear Anjan & Nepal High Trek I would like to thank you for the support you provided on our Journey. The three passes trek was by no means an easy feat but your professionalism and care for us over the 20 days were exceptional. You…

  • Name : Jessica Williams

    “We had a wonderful time trekking with Anjan and Nepal High Trek & Expedition. We trekked to Annapurna base camp at the end of winter. We had a fantastic time and found Anjan and Pawan to be incredibly welcoming, kind and caring. Nepal High Trek & Expedition had…

  • Name : Jeanne Tan

    I did 3 treks with Nepal High Trek & Expedition Team as Annapurna Base Camp Trek 2016, Island Peak 2017 and Lobuche peak in 2018. The Nepal High Trek& Expedition has been an amazing experience for me. Every day we are surrounded by beautiful forests,…

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