Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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US$ 1098.00 (Per Person)
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 14 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Max Altitude: 4130m
  • Min Pax: 1
  • Trip Style: Tea House Trek/Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Transportation: Tourists bus + local vehicle
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Annapurna base camp trek package 2019 is tailor-made trip possible throughout the year which is located inside the premises of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), and offering some of the most astounding views of the mountains of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range, Annapurna Base Camp trek is the most popular trek in Nepal. 

As you trek in various Gurung villages like Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Himalaya, Dobhan, Bamboo, etc you get to learn the culture of the warm and hospitable people along the way. 

Your trekking trails to Annapurna Base Camp will take you inside plenty of rhododendron forests including the largest rhododendron forest in the world in Ghorepani. These forests provide a safe breeding ground for 1,226 species of flowering plants, 102 mammals, 474 birds, 39 reptiles and 22 amphibians.

During this trek to Annapurna Base Camp, you will also get to visit Machhapuchhre Base Camp. From both of these Base Camps, you will get to see towering peaks various mountains like  Dhaulagiri, Annapurna (I) II, III, IV; Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Hiunchuli, and Manaslu. 

There are two places you will go to during this trek that are some of the most popular in Nepal for viewing the sunrise. These places are Poon Hill in Ghorepani and Sarangkot. Sarangkot is a hill that is located quite close to Pokhara and is known for its mesmeric view of sunrise and the peak of Machhapuchhre. 

Poon Hill, one of the most popular short trekking destinations in Nepal, is another place of tremendous beauty in this region. Poon Hill is around one hour’s walk from Ghorepani and renowned for the views of the sun as it rises amidst various mountains like Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna. 

After 7-hour bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara, you will start your trek. From Pokhara, you will trek to various villages like Dhampus, Ghandruk, Landruk, Chhomrong etc on your way to Annapurna Base Camp. 

You will come across various streams and rivers along the way which you will cross in some adventurous suspension bridges. In the months of the spring season, the forests of Annapurna Conservation Area just light up in the red color of rhododendron making the walk in this area a truly unforgettable memory. 

Various travelers from all around the globe visit Annapurna Base Camp trek organized by passages Nepal and official site is Kathmandu trek. You can make many beautiful friendships and learn about the exciting culture from all around the world. 

In addition, you can also explore two of the most popular cities in Nepal- Kathmandu, and Pokhara. Kathmandu is full of the gorgeous temple and natural heritage sites. Similarly, Pokhara is a city that has some majestic water resources in the form of various lakes like Phewa, Begnas, Rupa. 

You can also explore some of the thrilling waterfalls and caves in Pokhara like Davies fall, Gupteshwor Cave, Bat Cave, Mahendra Cave, etc. 

Annapurna Base Camp trek provides an exploration of picturesque villages, wonderful views of mountains as well as a way of getting to know two of the most popular cities in Nepal. This makes the ABC trek organized by Kathmandu treks something that is not worth missing out on. 

Best Time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek / ABC Trek:

Autumn and Spring are the two most popular seasons for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp. These two seasons also see thousands of trekkers come to the Annapurna region. Annapurna  base camp trek weather and seasons are as below:

Spring (March, April, May) is especially a unique time to come for the ABC trek. The thick rhododendron forests of the ACAP region just turn gorgeously red making the trek to the Annapurna Base Camp a unique experience.

Autumn (September, October, and November) with its moderate temperature, low amount of precipitation, and clear views of the mountains are when the maximum number of tourists visit Annapurna Base Camp.

If you prepare well for the low temperatures of the winter season and the occasional showers in the monsoon in summer season (June, July, and August), the trek to Annapurna Base Camp in these months is also worth completing. 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty 

Due to its moderate level of difficulty, a trekker can complete the Annapurna Base Camp even with little trekking experience. 

The stays during the Annapurna Base Camp trek take place in regions that are lower than 4000 meters. So the problems in altitude sickness that you might have experienced in other high altitude treks in Nepal is not as great.

The trek also requires you to walk around 5 hours on average during the entirety of the trip. The trekking trails are well-maintained making the walk quite pleasant. 

However, there are many uphills and downhills during this trek. So you will need a good amount of preparation to complete this trek with ease. If you are involved in various exercises like running, swimming, cycling, walking uphills etc. for a few months before coming to this trek, it will help you complete this trek rather easily. 

Other Similar Trip of Annapurna base camp and around:

Annapurna base camp trek 7 days

• Annapurna Base Camp Trek 10 Days

• Poon hill trek 3 days / 4 days 

• 3-day trek Pokhara 

• Kathmandu trek 1 day /2-day hike around Kathmandu valley

Highlights

Main Attractions of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek highlighted:

• Trek in the unique geography and vegetation of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) region

• Staggering views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range from Annapurna Base Camp

• Trip to various quaint villages like Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Ghorepani, etc. 

• Enjoy sunrise views from Sarangkot and Poon Hill

• A chance to catch glimpses of animals like snow leopards, musk deer, Himalayan Tahr

• Walk in the world’s largest rhododendron forest in Ghorepani.

• The scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back.

• Experience the Gurung culture in this region.

• Meet many travelers from around the world.

Day to day itinerary:

  • Day 1:Ktm to Pokhara
  • Day 2:Pokhara to Dhampus
  • Day 3:Dhampus to Ghandrug
  • Day 4:Ghandrung to Chhomrung
  • Day 5:Chhomrung to Himaaya/Dovan
  • Day 6:Himalayan Hotel-Dovan to Machhapuchre BC.
  • Day 7:Excursion to Annapurna Base camp
  • Day 8:Machhapuchhre Bace camp to Chhomrong
  • Day 9:Chhomrong to Tadapani.
  • Day 10:Tadapani to Ghorepani (Pun hill)
  • Day 11:Ghorepani to Birethanti
  • Day 12:Birethanti to Naudanda-Sarankot
  • Day 13:Sarangkot to pokhara
  • Day 14:Pokhara to Kathmandu

Cost Include

  • Pick up and drop from Kathmandu airport to airport.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee during the trek.
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)
  • TIMS card(Trekking Information Management System) Permit
  • An Experienced Government license holder Trekking guide trained in  wilderness first aid.
  • Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available)
  • One nights Hotel in Pokhara on bed and breakfast
  • English speaking Tour guide for Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour by private car / van.
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government taxes
  • complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation  and extend visa service(if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure.

 
 

Cost Exclude

  • Entrance fees of all sightseeing Monuments/temples/stupas during sightseeing in Kathmandu and its whole sightseeing cost.
  • Travel & Health Insurance- Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu - keep $ 10 to 20 for per meal in Tourist Restaurant
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages, deserts etc... in Trek
  • Tips for Guides ( Not mandatory but expected)
  • Any Other Cost, which is not mentioned in Cost Includes Items as Above
  • Extra Hotel cost

Trip Map

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1Ktm to Pokhara
    On the first day of your trip, you go Pokhara on a bus. You will have your breakfast in your hotel and head out on a 6-7 hours journey on a bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara. From the bus, you can observe beautiful, scenic hills that lie quite close to Trisuli and Marsyangdi River. The bus ride also offers you your first sights of Ganesh Himal and the Manaslu peak.

    There are various things you can enjoy in Pokhara. You can feel a wonderful touristic vibe in this valley. You can go for a pleasant stroll around the lakeside or head out for boating in the various lakes in Pokhara. You can also go for a pleasant visit to the various caves like Bat Cave, Mahendra Cave or Gupteshwor Mahadev cave.
  • Day 2Pokhara to Dhampus
    After having breakfast, you will first head out to Phedi in a private taxi or jeep. The ride to Phedi from your hotel will be around thirty minutes long. From Phedi, you will trek through Dhampus rice patio, wonderful settlement, and lush green woods before reaching Dhampus after a trek of 3-4 hours.
  • Day 3Dhampus to Ghandrug
    From Dhampus, the trail first takes you along a ridge in Deurali. This path from the ridge descends through the forest before reaching the lovely villages of Tolka and Bheri Kharka. The trekking trail descends further as you walk through scattered forests and villages before getting to Landruk. From Landruk, the trail goes steeply down for about 1 hour and leads you to a river. From the river, you will climb a steep uphill for about 2-3 hours.

    You will come across scattered villages as well as scenic views of the Himalayas along the way. Eventually, you will reach Ghandrung (2012 meters). Ghandrung, also known as Ghandruk, is one of the largest Gurung settlements in the central-western part of Nepal. This village offers you great views of mountains like Gangapura, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Mount Annapurna amongst others. You can also visit the Annapurna Mountain Conservation Area Project (ACAP) headquarters as well as the local museum if there is some time
  • Day 4Ghandrung to Chhomrung
    Today, you will go to Chhomrong (2170 meters) from Ghandruk on a 5-6 hours trekking journey. Initially, you will trek to Kimrungdanda which takes about one hour. While trekking to Kimrungdanda, you can catch some beautiful views of mountains like Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Gangapurna. A steep downhill from Kimrungdanda will take you to Kimrong Khola.

    From Kimrong Khola, you will trek up a steep uphill to Chere Danda. A slight downhill from Chere Danda followed by a gentle walk will take you to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a village that has a large Gurung community. This village is nestled beautifully in the lap of Mt. Annapurna. You will have your overnight stay in Chhomrong.
  • Day 5Chhomrung to Himaaya/Dovan
    The trail from Chomrong initially descends as you trek downhill through thousands of steps before reaching Chomrong Khola. You will cross Chomrong Khola on a suspension bridge. You will continue on your journey to Khuldighar at 2,380 m. Khuldighar was home to an ACAP(Annapurna Conservation Area) check in the past.
  • Day 6Himalayan Hotel-Dovan to Machhapuchre BC.
    Today you will head out to Machhapuchhre Base Camp, which lies at an altitude of 3700 meters. It might take you 4-5 hours to complete today’s trek. As you walk for around one hour from Hotel Himalaya, you will get to the village of Deurali. From there, you will walk up a steep uphill to Bagar. This is one of the most challenging hikes on this trip. Walking further, you will reach the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Various peaks like Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharva Chuli and Gangapurna from visible from Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC).
  • Day 7Excursion to Annapurna Base camp
    One of the biggest advantages of staying at Machhapuchhre Base Camp is that the chance of altitude sickness at MBC is lower than that in Annapurna Base Camp. You will head out to Annapurna Base Camp this day. For the most part of the ABC trek, you will encounter forested vegetation. But the trail from MBC to ABC is devoid of forested vegetation. The trekking trail from MBC to ABC is also quite wide. It takes around 2 hours to get to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 meters).

    Annapurna Base Camp offers some of the most sumptuous views of the south face of Annapurna. You can also view other mountains like Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, etc in their grandeur. After spending quality time at Annapurna Base Camp, you will trek back to Machhapuchhre Base Camp for your overnight stay.
  • Day 8Machhapuchhre Bace camp to Chhomrong
    You can enjoy the towering views of Mt. Machhapuchhre and others in the morning. After having breakfast, you will make descend to Chhomrong this day. The trail that you took to trek up to ABC is the same you take back to Chhomrong. As you descend to lower altitude, the trek is mostly downhill. So you won’t find today’s trek stressful. You can also catch glimpses of some delightful landscape on your way down.

    You will pass various settlements like Deurali, Himalaya, Bamboo, etc before you reach Kuldighar and descending to Chhomrong Khola. After you cross Chomrong Khola on a suspension bridge, you will walk up through various stone steps for about an hour before reaching Chhomrong. It will take around 7-8 hours to complete today’s trek.
  • Day 9Chhomrong to Tadapani.
    You will gain an altitude of around 500 meters this day as you trek to Tadapani (2630 meters) from Chomrong (2170 meters). Most of the trek takes place inside the lush forests of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project. You will walk through a few steep uphills along the way as well as a few downhills along the way.

    After trekking for 4-5 hours, you will reach Tadapani, where you will spend your night. Tadapani is placed perfectly amidst Rhododendron, Magnolia, and Oaks forests. Tadapani offers you beautiful Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre (fishtail).
    Day 10: Tadapani to Ghorepani (Pun hill)
    From Tadapani, you will trek to the beautiful settlement of Ghorepani this day. The trail from Tadapani initially takes you to an upper ridge. From there you will hike in trails inside rhododendron forest. The path from these forests then narrows uphill. You will trek through temperate forests along some downhills before reaching Bhanthahti.
    Banthanti lies amidst the forest of ACAP region, is where you will have your lunch. After trekking through rhododendron forests and small streams for close to an hour, you will reach Ghorepani (2630 meters).
  • Day 10Tadapani to Ghorepani (Pun hill)
    From Tadapani, you will trek to the beautiful settlement of Ghorepani this day. The trail from Tadapani initially takes you to an upper ridge. From there you will hike in trails inside rhododendron forest. The path from these forests then narrows uphill. You will trek through temperate forests along some downhills before reaching Bhanthahti.
    Banthanti lies amidst the forest of ACAP region, is where you will have your lunch. After trekking through rhododendron forests and small streams for close to an hour, you will reach Ghorepani (2630 meters).
  • Day 11Ghorepani to Birethanti
    Early in the morning, you will head out to Poon Hill (3,190m) to view the mesmerizing sunrise from this astonishing hill station. The views as the sunrise over the Himalayas of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu is truly astounding. From here, you will return back to Ghorepani for breakfast. From Ghorepani, you will trek downhill to some quaint villages before you reach Birethanti. The walk to Birethanti is full of rhododendron forests as you cross several streams along the way.
  • Day 12Birethanti to Naudanda-Sarankot
    Today, you will trek to Naudanda (1443 meters) Sarangkot from Birethanti. The trekking trails are quite wide and easy. Naudanda is extremely popular for its wonderful views of Annapurna range, and Phewa lake and Pokhara city on the other. This village is also a popular destination for bird watchers. You can see various species of for vultures like Himalayan Griffons, and Red-headed and Eurasian Black Vultures from Naudanda. As you trek for a couple of hours, you will get to Sarangkot, where you will spend your night. You can catch splendid views of the sunset from Sarangkot (1592 meters).
  • Day 13Sarangkot to pokhara
    Sarangkot (1592m) is a hill that is quite renowned for the beautiful sunrise and mountain views you can have from there. On a clear morning, you can see wonderful views of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Mt. Machhapuchhre, etc. It is also possible to catch sights of soft green hills, rice terraces, Phewa lake, and the beautiful view of Pokhara valley. From Sarangkot, you will get to Pokhara.
  • Day 14Pokhara to Kathmandu
    On this day, you will head out for a 6-7 hour bus ride from Pokhara to Kathmandu or take a flight to Kathmandu take a less than half an hours.
    From the bus, you can enjoy sights of lofty green hills and the sound of rivers like Trisuli and Marsyangdi. The ride might also offer some possible glimpses of Ganesh Himal and the Manaslu peak. You can spend this day buying some souvenir for friends and family back home. Thamel, which is a buzzing town in Kathmandu, is a place where you can go to for shopping the items. And the flight from Pokhara can enjoy with mountain scenery and terrace field just below you.

Cost Include

  • Pick up and drop from Kathmandu airport to airport.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee during the trek.
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)
  • TIMS card(Trekking Information Management System) Permit
  • An Experienced Government license holder Trekking guide trained in  wilderness first aid.
  • Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available)
  • One nights Hotel in Pokhara on bed and breakfast
  • English speaking Tour guide for Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour by private car / van.
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government taxes
  • complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation  and extend visa service(if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure.

 
 

Cost Exclude

  • Entrance fees of all sightseeing Monuments/temples/stupas during sightseeing in Kathmandu and its whole sightseeing cost.
  • Travel & Health Insurance- Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu - keep $ 10 to 20 for per meal in Tourist Restaurant
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages, deserts etc... in Trek
  • Tips for Guides ( Not mandatory but expected)
  • Any Other Cost, which is not mentioned in Cost Includes Items as Above
  • Extra Hotel cost
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Annapurna base camp note:
 We can tailor the trip and hire extra porter need to ask to your guide or directly to the trekking company
 You have to pay 25% Once your plane is fixed
 You need to Ask you to local or someone before taking the pictures
 You have to sleep on the mated floor or dormitory rooms when it is full of tourist in the lodge or home in the high season.
 We need to speak  in the low voice while you are walking to the conservation area which  protected bay ACAP in the Annapurna region
 We will use any kinds of the vehicle when your private van, jeep, bus or car is broken along the way to the destination
 For the Further info contact to the office,  your guide, porter guide or porter while you are on the trip.