Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
” A remarkable walk-through the diverse cultural inhabitants and natural magnificence on this deep valley is the life time relics in traveler’s memories. “
Annapurna Base Camp trekking in Nepal is a chosen destination for travelers around the world enclosed by the Himalaya panorama views and travel through the Annapurna Sanctuary Region where most relics of travel are memorized as the magnificent views of Annapurna Himalayan range along with its elegant natural vegetation and deep valleys. Suitable for all type of traveler both novice or professional as this travel doesn’t require any previous encounter but this is for sure that this will takes you to the height of 4135 meters above sea level which is a higher altitude in this earth and you don’t have to bear a little hardship for this journey. Annapurna Base Camp trekking endeavor offers the life time opportunity to witness the shocking apex like Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapucchre (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri and a few others.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking trail goes behind the hills of Annapurna, and cross the threshold of Trans-Himalayan district populated by people of Tibetan ethnicity who traditionally belong to Buddhist culture. The most fascinating moments of Annapurna Base Camp trek is involvement with assorted ethnic social cultures like Gurung, Magars, Sherpa, Lamas and Thakali. Kali Gandaki River being the most significant charm in the World is still untamed territory that attracts the interest of the tourists from all over the world. Annapurna Base Camp trek is more enhanced as we start witnessing the wonderfully magnificent Rhododendron landscape along the valley where there is an extraordinary encounter with the untamed life and landscape of Himalayan Ranges and deep terrain valleys incorporated of high altitude flora and fauna like orchids, rhododendron and Magnolia woods along with rare animals species like white-breasted kingfisher, highland butterflies, Musk Deer etc.
Annapurna Base Camp trekking do not need any experience of trekking and climbing and this journey is all fair for any novice This Trek is possible throughout the year however the fundamental season for this course is spring (February-May) and fall (September-December). Trekking Planner Nepal schedules every single trekking and visits with sensible value and give them a quality administration. Therefore, Get ready to experience this trek and relic the memory for your lifetime.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Up on arrival at the International airport in the Kathmandu you will be picked up by Dipak/our airport representative and transfer to the hotel. After check you will have free afternoon to explore the area by yourself (if you need any assistance from us please let us know). Later in the after you will meet one of our office representative for briefing about your tours, at that time if you have any question or and queries could ask with us and then walk to one of the Authentic Restaurant for welcome dinner. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu
Today you have a full day guided sightseeing tour to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu, probably to Durbar Square, then visit “Swyambhunath” a Holy sight of Hinduism and Buddhism also known as “the monkey temple” as a large number of holy monkeys are living in the north-west part of the temple. Next, you will be taken to “Pashupatinath a sacred Hindu temple situated on the bank of the Bagmati River. You will then be driven to “Boddhanath Stupa” one of the biggest and oldest stupas in the world. Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in your hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding the trek as well as provide you the opportunity to ask any questions of the upcoming trip. Second overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (820m) about 7 hrs by tourist bus
Today an early morning breakfast at the hotel you will be picked up timely by your guide and transfer to the bus station through the scenic countryside drive to the Lakeside city of Pokhara. After refreshment at the hotel your guide will take you around the Lake or you can go for boating on the lake. Lather on this evening your guide will brief you about next day program. Stay at the hotel in Pokhara.
Note: You can fly to Pokhara which takes 35min
Day 04: Pokhara to Nayapul to Tirkhedhunga (1570m) about 2 hrs drives and 3-4 hrs walks
Trekking start day, in the morning after breakfast you will go on drive with your guide and porters on the well road of approximately 45 km. While driving you will pass some village with great scenery form Naudanda, Kanre, and Lumle all the way to Nayapul. On arrived at Nayapul, where our adventure begins from the warm sub tropical region, walk follows the Modi River upstream to Birethanti & follows the east bank of Bhurungdi Khola with scenery of waterfall, high green forest. Lunch will be served somewhere on the way at the teahouses and finally reaches to Tikhedhunga. Stay overnight at the teahouses.
Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ullery to Ghorepani (2780m) 5-6 hrs walks
After breakfast in the place where you spend the night, today the trail steeply ascends on the long stone steps untill Ulleri village with the scenery of terrace landscape and Annapurna Himalaya. After few hours of long hard climb with several breaks in between reaching at Ulleri village, from here the path is gradual on the winding trail through the cool shade of pine and rhododendron forest, the walk continues with few short ups and downs to the Ghorepani, from where you will be able to see good view of Annapurna Mountain range. Stay overnight at the teahouses.
Day 06: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2660m) 4-5 hrs walks
Today at early morning before the sunrise you will be wake up by your guide to take you to the marvelous viewpoint of the trip i.e. Poon hill. It will take about 45 minute ascend walk to reach Poon hill to have a beautiful views of mountain with sunrise. Poon hill is derived as a hill from the ethnical group called as Poon, residents of Ghorepani and around area. Poon Hill is a great place to see the tantalizing view of stunning mountains from west Dhaulagiri, Annapurna ranges and an unique mountain Mt. Fishtail following the tantalizing view of Manaslu to Ganesh Himal to the east ranges of mountains. Poon hill is such a spot which shows the wide range of high mountains from west to east about 650 km spreaded with the morning cool sunrise. As you have a great time here return to Ghorepani for breakfast. After breakfast you will continues trek to Tadapani, The walk pass through the rhododendron, Pine and bamboo frost with short up and down. Lunch will serve on the way at the teahouses. Stay overnight at the teahouses
Day 07: Tadapani to Chomrong (2060m) 4-5 hrs walk
The trail to the sanctuary heads north of the valley, passing along the sides rice terraces and then through forests. The trail leads to Nayapul known as New Bridge (1340m) and ascends steeply to Samung, then crosses a stream at 1430m. A stiff climb leads to Jhinu Danda Village (1750) where you will have lunch break and can make a side trip to Hot Spring. Further step up is Taglung, atop the treeless ridge at 2180m, from where the trail getting easier to Chomrong, which is a Gurung village with a number of guesthouses and hotels. There is tremendous view of Annapurna South, which seems to tower above the village and Mt. Fishtail across the valley. Stay overnight at the tea house.
Day 08: Chomrong to Dovan (2606m) 5-6 hrs walk
From the upper end of Chomromg Village, the trail descends the long stone steps and cross the suspension bridge over the Chomorong River from where the trail ascend all the way to Sinuwa. From here you will follow a rocky path through the forested area until you come to Bamboo, where you will have your lunch. After lunch, the trail goes up slowly to the Dovan. Stay overnight at the tea house.
Day 09: Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3707m) 4-5 hrs walk.
Now, the trail traverses high above the river but thanks to thick stands of bamboo that blocks the view of the rushing river and waterfall. After crossing a landslide and another avalanche track, you will reach Himalayan Hotel (2900m). Another an hour’s walk, first on a rocky trail through forests, then up a steep ravine, brings you to Hinko at 3160m. Now the trail crosses a ravine and a major avalanche track and climbs through large boulders to Deorali (3230m) where you will stop for lunch.From Deorali, you will go to the river bank and follow the narrow path until get to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3703m). Stay overnight at the tea house.
Day 10: Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4135m) 2-3 hrs walks
Today’s walk leads you in the heart of the Sanctuary at the ABC, the trail follows uphill for few hours, on the grassy path, depending upon the season, the trek is very pleasant as you reach the higher ground with magnificent view of an array of snow peaks all around you with Annapurna I, a great wall of a mountain from this north west face. Annapurna Base Camp has 4 teahouses, with the super panorama. Afternoon leisure for optional short walk around and to immerse with the surrounding scener Today’s walk leads you in the heart of the Sanctuary at the ABC, the trail follows uphill for few hours, on the grassy path, depending upon the season, the trek is very pleasant as you reach the higher ground with magnificent view of an array of snow peaks all around you with Annapurna I, a great wall of a mountain from this north west face. Annapurna Base Camp has 2-3 teahouses, with the superb panorama. Afternoon at leisure for optional short walk around and to immerse with the surrounding scenery. Stay overnight at the tea house.
Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) to Dovan (2505m) 5-6 hrs walk
After a great time here retrace the journey back to Dovan via Machhapuchare Base Camp for the overnight. The route passes a few roofless shepherds’ huts alongside a moraine. The area is cold & windy & is often snowbound and reaches to Deurali where lunch will be served & trek continues further to Dovan. Stay overnight at Dovan.
Day 12: Dovan to Jhinu (1780m) 4-5 hrs walk
From Dovan, the morning walk leads with few up and down to Sinuwa. From Sinuwa the trail descend all the way to Chomrong Khola Bridge from the bride uphill all the way to Chomrong. After a break here at Chomrong the walk leads to a short uphill, descend towards Jhinu (if you go straight on the gradual winding trail, leads you to the same path that you entered Chomrong from Kimrong khola, stick with your Sherpa Guide, the new trail branches off from last Tea-house of upper Chomrong,
the trail is quite steep downhill for an hour, till you reach the village on the ridge, if you have time you can visit the hot springs down below by the river Modi near Jhinu village. Overnight at Jhinu village.
Day 13: Jhinu Dana to Pokhara (820m) 5-6 hrs walk and about 2 hrs drive
From here the walk follows the river Modi most of the way reaching at Landruk village from here follow the downhill path leading back to the Modi river with a short climb on the winding path, after reaching Syauli Bazaar the walk is pleasant most of the way following the Modi River and to Birethanthi and back to Nayapul for the drive back to Pokhara. Stay overnight in Pokhara.
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu
Today after breakfast you will transfer to the tourist bus station for day scenic countryside drive back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at the hotel in Katnabdu.
Note: You can fly to Pokhara which takes 35min
Day 15: Final departure
Today we will transfer you to the international airport for your departure back home
“Trekking Planner will try to keep day-to-day schedule as per the detailed itinerary but there might be some flexibility due to other factors beyond our control. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, difficulty with transportation and politics can lead to enforced changes. So, it is not possible to guarantee as per the itinerary. In the case, trip leader will manage it to minimize your inconvenience.”
We wish you have a wonderful time with us!
USD $925.00 per person(3 star category hotel in City)
USD $1095.00 per person(4 star category hotel in City)
USD $1270.00 per person(5 star category hotel in City)
Single Supplement US $180.00
- All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
- Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
- 03 night twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
- 02 night twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Pokhara
- Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with all necessary entrance fee and privet vehicle.
- Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist bus (if you want both way flight or private vehicle also available on additional cost)
- Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
- A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
- 02 guest=01 porter with their Salary,Insurance, Accommodation, Food, and other equipment
- Twin/double shearing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
- Three meals per day: breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as well as tea/coffee during the trekking
- Safe drinking water and first add kid box
- Pokhara to Starting point and ending point to Pokhara by private vehicle
- Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets,Ti-shart, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
- Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
- All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Meals during the traveling time
- Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
- In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
- Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
- The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
- Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
- Anything not included in service includes column
Difficulties rating of Annapurna Base Camp trek
A trekker or walker who is able to hike normally 5-6 hours per day carring a light weight backpack will be very fit enough to do this trekking. There are stone step up and down which are very uneven and due to some long descents your leg may feel shakey so we recommend to use walking poles to feel more safe. Normally, maximum altitude of the trek is 4130m, so you should be more careful about your health and altitude related risk. To get rid of it please walk slowly and have more water and other drinks.
Safe drinking water on Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but as we go higher cannot find it. In that case we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found in tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful forprotection of environment.
Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items On the Trek
Hydro electricicty or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, ipod, iphone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adoptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Extra Advice for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
You may see some beautiful and sweet children and you may want to distribute ballons, chocolates, money and pens as many trekkers has feit same. But better not to do so because it encourages them to beg and ask to every trekkers.
In the trekking, keep your valuables safe. Do not left any thing anywhere. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anythings outside at night.
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbages in the way where dustbin facilities is not available and conserve the environment.
Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-15 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.
Travel Insurance for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
All the guest houses offers hot showers, which can be in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge have some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water frozed then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.
Toilet are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilet are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin tht is kept inside the toilet.
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually have two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their goodhospitality services.
How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?
Trekking planner is ta government licensed trekking company in Nepal as we can see a photos of legal documents in about us section. Under following terms and condition, we accept your booking:
We required non-fundable deposit Of 15% down payment in advance is mandatory to book a flight tickets, hotel booking and Tims as well as permit process. Booking must be done 5 days earlier and amount can be either bank transfer or western Union, money gram as well as through credit cards and the rest amount must be paid upon your arrival to Nepal.
FAQs of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
Can you provide me more information about the teahouses on Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?
According to the location the tea houses vary on their quality and style on this trek. Basically they have communal room downstairs with one or two bed bedroom above them. You have to use share toilet but nowadays in low levels atteched toilet is found and some have hot shower facilities but some will have stand pipes. Tea houses use a type of burning stove in main communal area and other room are unheated. Tea houses donot have money exchangefacilities. Trekking Planner recommend you to exchange cash in Kathmandu or Pokhara as you like.
At the lower altitudes there is electricity facilities whereas as we go higher tea houses become more basic. As cooler temperature drain battery life, ensure your batteries last a little longer by putting it inside pocket of your coat or under your pillow.
How fit do I have to be for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
Annuparna Base Camp trek is consider as medium but trekking in Himalaya means uphill and downhill walking in remote part. You must be healthy and fit to make your mind you can trek minimum 4-5 hours.
How many guides and porters will be there in our group?
A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs and all the camping gear. One porter will carry two trekkers baggages. A number of supporting staff will depend upon your group size.
At one time how many liter of water I have to carry in Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
Mostly 3-4 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottels at lunch time. When you are in high altitude you have todrink more water to get rid of altitude diseases.
Is it nessary to carry Trekking poles?
Yes, Trekking Poles make you easy to walk in the rough ways. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. So, we suggest you to use it.
Is bottled water available everywhere in Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
Mainly tea houses on the way have stores which sells bottled water and other supplies that may be needed for you on the trek. There is no any plastic recycleable facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets and usefilter water in the teahouses.
Should I have to bring iodine tablets for purifying the water?
You have to bring iodine tablet with you. Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odourless. Tablets can be bought cheaply and usually 1 tablet is sufficient to purify 1 litre of water. Neutralising tablets can also be bought to get rid of the smell and taste of chlorine or iodine. This will need to be done for water obtained using hand pumps or streams in the trek.
What are the effects of going so high?
Altitude produces physical changes in the body. Higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If after gaining a lot of elevation in a hurry, you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness. In rare cases this may worsen, so a close watch is kept on all trekkers by the Group Leader who is trained to recognise Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If trekkers shows any signs of AMS they will be evacuated to a lower, safe altitude immediately. To minimise effects of altitude you ascend slowly which allows safe acclimatisation.
What if I get ill while on Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feels dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and quiet until you can get medical help. You will carried down if no progress we advise travellers to take a personal kit too.
In serious cases, you need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you to use it if its ver serious. So, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekkers before you come to trek in this trek.
Would you recommend to take a Down Jacket?
The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you can expect to experience four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. While even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day, the higher the altitude, the colder the temperature and when high up the temperature drops significantly at night to around -10C in October/November, and to around -20C from December to February.
Is alcohol permitted on Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?
Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However we suggest you not to drink alcohol at high altitude.
What kind of weather can we expect during Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?
Mountains weather is difficult to predict. Although at night it is generally cooler and the days are warm. Winter (January and February) will be colder but the days can be warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions.
Equipments for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
- Trekking Bag pack.
- Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
- Trekking shoes.
- Sports shoes or sandal.
- Trekking stick.
- Sun Hat, cap
- Warm woolen cap.
- Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
- Pullover or warm sweeter.
- 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock.
- Hand gloves.
- 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
- 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
- 3/4 pairs of Underwear
- Eye glass
- Water bottle.
- Sleeping bag.
- Flash or Torch light.
- Camera and batteries.
- Sun cream.
To provide you a reasonable price, we need some number of persons into a group to minimize your cost on hotel, transportation and any other alternation in your itinerary. Departure dates available for online booking are as below where price given is per person and international flight is not included. If given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US so that Trekking Planner will happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.
Trekking Planner also organizes various trips on small groups that can suit for you. We recommend you to reserve a seat for you by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.
Fixed Departure Date 2016
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- Total Duration15 days
- Trekking Duration10 days
- ActivityTrekking & Cultural excursion
- Trek type Tea House / Lodge
- Per Day Walking05 hrs
- Trip Grademoderate
- Max. Altitude4130m
- Min. Altitude820m
- Trek/tour styleHotel/Lodge
- MealsBreakfast basis in city & full board during the trek
- AccommodationDouble/Twin shearing in hotel/lodge
- Transportationprivate vehicle/flight/tourist bus
- Best SeasonSept-Dec & March-May
- Group Size01-15 pax
- CostUSD 925