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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking


Trip Facts

Duration:
15 days,
Trip Destination:
Annapurna base camp
Max. Altitude:
4160m.,
Activities:
Trekking & Walking,
Mode of Travel:
Modarate,
Accommodation:
Tea house/Lodges,
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
Best Season:
Sep to Dec & March to June,
Transportation:
Bus/ Car / Plane,
Per Day Walking:
4-6 hrs,
Trip Grade:
gradegrade
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Overview

Annapurna Base Camp trekking lies to the west of Kathmandu about 250 KM drive from the Capital city, it has so many alternative trekking routes such as Annapurna Base camp trekking, Ghorepani, Ghandruk soon ..& also this area trip will show you so many Natural verities & the snow cap Mountains over 8000 meters.

Annapurna is a name of Mountain itself has a range of Mountains on the line in the Western Region of Nepal, North-West of Kaski District. This is one of the best trekking regions of Nepal to see the varieties of Culture, Flora, and Fauna and has many Mountain around. Annapurna Base Camp is the center of this range which is found after the trek beginning from Pokhara Valley toward the Hills and terraces Field of Modi Khola via Phedi or Nayapul, Ghandruk and Chhomrong the Indigenous Peoples’ (mostly Gurungs) Habitat with full of Culture.  While approaching Annapurna Base Camp Trekking one needs to overlap to the Base camp of Mt. Machhapuchhre (The Fishtail). Annapurna trekking Adventure is a unique, famous and wonderful Experience for the trekkers both by the Cultural way and Natural way as well as the close view from the trail.

Annapurna  South and Machhapuchhre(Fishtail) using the route of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking which is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking. Though the Machhapuchhare Himal (mountain) is a holy mountain and is restricted for Summit, the Base Camp is famous for trekkers to experience the Classic Himalayan Adventure with the lovely view of the glacier and the narrow but wonderful valley view has lots of attraction.

SHORT VIDEO CLIP OF ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREKKING

Best of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking:

  • Many beautiful Waterfalls and Terrace Field, 
  • Sunrise view from Poon Hill Ghorepani, Gurung and Pun Magar Museum,
  • Annapurna Base camp, 2 really high mountains Annapurna 1 and Dhaulagiri over 8 thousand meters,
  • Natural Hot spring near the Modi River, Chhumrung Gurung Village, Dhampus Village and stunning Landscape along the way.
Outline Itinerary of Annapurna base camp trekking:

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu TIA Airport.

DAY 02: Drive to Pokhara.

DAY 03: Drive to Nayapul and hike up to Thikhedunga(1560mtr), 

DAY 04: Trek from Thikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2820mtr), 

DAY 05: Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani(2660mtr).

DAY 06: Trek from Tadapani to Sinuwa (2340mtr)- 6 hrs walk

DAY 07: Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali(3200 meters)- 6 hours walk.

DAY 08: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna base camp (4160mtr), 4 hrs walk.

DAY 9: Trek from base camp to Bambo (2350mtr)- 4 hrs walk.

DAY 10: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda(1750mtr),- 4hrs walk

DAY 11: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Tolka(1850mtr) -4 hrs walk

DAY 12: Trek from Tolka to Phedi and drive back to Pokhara. 4 hrs walk

DAY 13: Drive back to Kathmandu.

DAY 14: Departure 

Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrival in Kathmandu TIA Airport.

I or my Airport representative will be waiting for you at the Kathmandu TIA Airport with your name on board or on white paper, so when you exit from airport you have to check your name and there will be your related person than find him, then he will transfer to your Hotel by private car/jeep. When you are checked in to the Hotel We give you a short briefing about the trip. Overnight at  Hotel.

DAY 2: Drive to Pokhara.

Today we have too weak quite early because we have to take a bus in the early morning at 7.0 am, so we have to eat our breakfast in the hotel before we get on the bus. the bus ride will be about 7 hours to Pokhara via Prithibi Highway. You will enjoy every hour because we can easily explore the traditional house, terrace field, River, Bridges etc. Pokhara is a beautiful city with many mountains around and more than 3 lakes. Over Night stay in Pokhara Hotel.

DAY 3: Drive to Nayapul and hike up to Thikhedunga(1560mtr),

After Breakfast at Pokhara Hotel, we will get the private Vehicle to Nayapul  Which is about 42 km and we begin to walk towards the valley and continue to Hille Thikhedunga. when we reach Nayapul we will follow the nature trail along the Modi river till Birethati than we will follow to the left trail till Hille Thikhedunga, which is about 3 hours walk altogether.

DAY 4: Trek from Thikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2820mtr),

It is quite long walking a day but We can see so many Natural, and typical things during this walking time. The first 3 hours walking from Hille will be stepping walk till Banthati where we can stop for tea than we will follow the small trail into the Forest and Green lush Valley. we have to walk about 1.30 minute to get our Lunch place Nangethati from Banthati tan next 1.30 minute after Lunch still we have to go uphill through the forest till Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a wonderful Poon and Magar Village has so many lodges and Forest around, it is a popular trekking route in Nepal and also the view will be unbelievable. Overnight at Ghorepani  Hotel.

DAY 5: Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani(2660mtr).

This is our earliest morning to weak up to see sunrise view over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalaya range. We have to begin our hike very early at 4.30 am and need to go steep up about 50 minutes to reach at the Poonhill top for sunrise. The Poonhill top is situated on top of Massif Mountains. The view of the sunrise from Poon hill will be unbelievable. We will spend 20 minutes at the top and we go back to Ghorepani hotel for breakfast and we begin our trek to Tadapani. The first 1-hour walk from Ghorepani will be steeply up through the Rhododendron forest than easy gradual walk about 40 minutes to reach Deurali. Deurali is small area has two small tea house we can stop there for tea and rest for a while than steeply downhill through the forest and a small nature trail needs to be followed till Banthati, where we can have lunch and after that we will follow the easy walk gradual and steep downhill to the river and last 35 minute climb to reach Tadapani. This day we can see a wonderful Annapurna panorama view, Jungle walking, if we are lucky some wild animals, massif landscapes, waterfalls. Tadapani is a small area has about 7 small lodges where we going to stay one night.

DAY 6: Trek from Tadapani to Sinuwa (2340mtr)- 6 hrs walk

We will start our daily walk in the morning again after we have breakfast at the Lodge. the way to Sinuwa will be a very small trail at the beginning through the Rhododendron and oak forest about 1 hour than we reach Chile village. It is wide and steep walking trail even from Chile to the river. When we reach the river we have to cross that river over the bridge and steep walk to Gurung about 2o minute. Gurung is farming village where they grow millet paddy, potatoes, barley etc. after Gurjung village we continue to follow the small trail going up to the Durbin Danda Than gentle flat walking to Chhomrung, so from Gurjung to Chhomrung takes about 2 hours than we take a lunch there than have to walk 30 minutes down and 40 minutes uphill to the other side of Chhomrung to reach Sinuwa village. Overnight at the Lodge.

DAY 7: Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali(3200 meters)- 6 hours walk.

Sinuwa is beautiful green hill Gurung village has few lodges I am sure you can have a wonderful fresh breakfast in the morning. After breakfast, we will walk on the flat small trail into the forest and a massif mountain view to the side. The walking route from Sinuwa to Baboo will be easy walk we just go gradually done. After reaching Bamboo we can either stop for tea or continue to next settlement called Donovan, it is lunch place where is only 3 lodges. After lunch, we still need to follow the massif gorge and river along the trail as well as forest. the trail will be ascending from Donovan to Himalaya about 1.30 minute similarly from Himalaya to Neural; I am also 1 hour steep up to go then we will stay one night there. It is small lodges area has only 5 lodges.

DAY 8: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna base camp (4160mtr), 4 hrs walk.

This is our early walking day again as we have every day. We will take our morning breakfast and continue our mission walk to MBC, the trail goes along the river but it is quite a risky area that each season we have to be aware before we start where is the trail because each season there will be two different trails to go safe and unsafe so we should take that but the trail is gradual uphill till ABC through MBC. It is only unsafe till MBC that will be pleasant trail and massif mountain view very close each step you go ahead to ABC. Overnight at ABC lodge.

DAY 9: Trek from base camp to Bambo (2350mtr)- 4 hrs walk.

Day 9th is our best day to explore a massif mountain and sunrise over the Annapurna 1 and south. We will go behind the lodge where we can see the best sunrise view and a clear mountain view as well as Glacier. After sunrise view, we take breakfast and ascend by the same trail to Bamboo for the night but if you are not so tired it is better to stay at Sinuwa where we sleep better and better food.

DAY 10: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda(1750mtr),- 4hrs walk

From Bamboo we have to climb up at the beginning about 30 minute than we will follow the trail through the forest which is easy gradual downhill walk till Sinuwa.it is the same way we were following on the way up so from Sinuwa we will have to go steeply down till to the bridge about 40 minutes then another 40 minute climb to Chhomrung top than 40 minutes steep downhill to Jhinu where we will stay overnight and after reaching there we drop our bags in the lodge and we will go to natural hot spring it is about 10 minute downhill and 25 minute uphill afterwards.

DAY 11: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Tolka(1850mtr) -4 hrs walk

This day still we can see mountain views and insane wide green lush valley to the western side. the tracking route today will be 20 minute downhill from Jhinu than we have to go to the other side of the hill over the bridge than easy gradual downhill walk to the new bridge. It is a small lodge area after that we have to cross the same river again over the long suspension bridge then walk towards Landruk village about 50 minutes. Landruk is a big Gurung village has over 1000 people used to live it is where we will stop for lunch than after we will follow the road an hour walk to Tolka. Tolka is quite a cool area but calm and beautiful village.

DAY 12: Trek from Tolka to Phedi and drive back to Pokhara. 4 hrs walk

The day 12th is our last walking days in the mountain and time to say bye bye for countryside people. After many days walk still we can see magnificent mountain views way back to Phedi too. We just have to follow the road today most of the time but it has many turnings and forest till Pothana. It is where we have to check out our conservation permit. Then we continue to walk down a hill about 1 hour to reach at lovely village Dhampus than next 1 hour downhill to reach at Phedi than 30-minute drive back to Pokhara. overnight in Pokhara plus we can have a farewell dinner and may go for a party.

DAY 13: Drive back to Kathmandu.

We will take the early bus ride to Kathmandu from Rastra bank Chok which is 20 minutes walking from lakeside area to the east side. The bus ride will be about 7 hours with 2 stop between Kathmandu and Pokhara via the same high way we took when we were going to Pokhara. Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.

DAY 14: Departure

We will drop you at international airport by car/jeep/van on time from your hotel. Thank you for your kindness with us and hope to see you in the future and highly expected your Recommendation. Thank you

Whats Included?

Service Includes

  • Annapurna conservation area trekking permits,
  • Bed & Breakfast During your  trek,
  • 2-night Hotel in Kathmandu including Breakfast
  • 2 Night Hotel in Pokhara near Phewa Lake,
  • An experienced Government licensed holder Guide,
  • Food, drinks, salary, and accommodation for Guide,
  • Transportation by tourist standard Bus and as an option you can get car and plane also but the cost will be additional,
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems) card (it is also a permit),
  • Airport pickups and drops by private vehicles.
  • Emergency Rescue Operation management, 

Service Excludes

  • Your Lunch & Dinner
  • Your travel insurance,
  • International flight and departure tax,
  • Any expense of personal Nature,
  • Nepal entry visa fee,
  • Any kinds of Bar bills,
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic Drinks,
  • Tip for Guide and Porter It is highly expected after the success of your trek.
Note: If There are more than 5 people in a group, you will get discount and if there are more than 10 people in a group (one who convince her/his friend), he will be 50% discount and if there are more than 15 people in a group, one will get all free trekking .

Essential Infos

Is Nepal Safe to make Holiday?

Yes, it is safe country since 10 years especially when rebel party involves in election and peace agreement in 2006 than all political party is already in parliament and doing their best, it means where ever you go to Nepal you are safe. if you feel scared still you can have your authorized guide who will take care of you and give you much information.

How Can I get Nepal visa?

To get visa for Nepal is a easy once you arrive In TIA Kathmandu you can get visa within 20 minute, you just need to get 2 p.p size photo, your passport and  some money such as 15 Days stay in Nepal cost 25 USD per person, 30 USD for 30 Days and 100 USD for 3 month tourist visa. All service you will get easier when you arrive at Kathmandu airport.

Where is the best area to Trek in Nepal?

There are so many trekking routes in Nepal, but few of them are really popular as it is nicer than many other treks in n Nepal. Everest base camp trekking, Gokyo lake trekking, Annapurna base camp trekking, Annapurna circuit trek, Poon hill trek these are the most popular trekking route in Nepal. If you prefer to visit restricted area or, rural area to explore the localities of Nepal there are so many options that we have and you can visit safely.

Which Season is the best to Travel Nepal?

Nepal is a rich in biodiversity as it has many different temperature and climate within a few hour drives. So, as we have four seasons in a year we trek mostly in winter (Sep. to Dec) and spring (Mar. to June). The best season of the year is Sep to Dec, you will have clear weather and spectacular view each day this is why people used to call the best season of the year.

What type of Equipment do I need to bring for Trek?

The trekking equipment will depend on where you are going if you are trekking to Everest base camp or Annapurna base camp trek you should bring proper equipment such as down Jacket, Sleeping Bag, Windproof pant so no. You have to bring this trekking equipment which is as below:

  • Sleeping bag, torch,
  • Down Jacket,
  • Trekking pools, a pair of t-shirt and pair Pant,
  • Pair of suck and Sun Glass,
  • General medicine,
  • Rucksack and day bag,
  • Windproof jacket, Gloves, warm hat,
  • Inner sweater and thermal,

Can I trek in Nepal?

Yes, you can easily trek in Nepal because there are so many trekking routes. If you are going to trek in Nepal for the first time you can make an easy trek to Poon hill, or Langtang trek these are an easy walking trek. If you are adventurous trekkers you can go to Everest base camp, Gokyo trekking, Chola pass trekking, Annapurna base camp, Annapurna circuit trek etc. so you consult with your local travel agent when you decide to go to Nepal which is the best area up on your pace.

Can I get an experienced guide in Nepal?

Yes, you can get an experienced guide in Nepal if you book your trip with trekking company or agent. You have to check very well who is going with you through your agent than figure out he is a nice guy or not. There are so many options but manly package trekking and day ways salary base trekking.

The total distance of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.

The total distance of Annapurna Base Camp trekking is 120 KM going up and down.

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Alice Malthouse I had never been trekking before so I was apprehensive about visiting Nepal. Upon meeting Santosh I quickly relaxed and realised that I was in safe hands as Santoh was friendly, had sound English, great local knowledge and was an experienced trekking ...Read More

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Dimitri Agejev Visiting Nepal for the first time was a great experience and having never trekked before I had no idea what to expect. I was lucky enough to have Santosh as a guide because he is an experienced trekking guide who has experience in the tourist trade a ...Read More

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Jorgia Brodsky Santosh always ensure our happiness. From being greeted at the airport, to being farewelled there too. It was so nice to have everything organised and catered for as soon as we stepped foot in nepal. The trek was incredible. Santosh has stunning engl ...Read More

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Staphanie I had the chance to discover the Annapurna Base Camp trek with Santosh as a guide. Thanks to him, I could discover the beauty of the nature, the energy of the people and the flavors of the culture, from Kathmandu to the Annapurna Base Camp. I would t ...Read More

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Bas & Margreet Santosh has been recommended to us by friends and we are happy that we followed their recommendation! In October 2013, he organized a 10 days trekking to the Annapurna region for us, which was great! Everything was well organized and right from the m ...Read More

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Emmanuelle Bautista This was my first time i was travelling alone, and in the case of Asia it was my first time, I was worried a little bit cause I was alone but when I met Santosh I didnot feel alone he helped me all the time, as a guardian in the family, he is so kind ...Read More

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