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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Overview

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most preferred trekking routes in Nepal. You can fall in love with landscapes and majestic backdrops of the Himalayas, in an instant. The ABC trek is a Grade B trekking route and is considered fit for all despite not having any previous experience of trekking. Annapurna Nepal is one of the most beautiful sanctuaries in the world- protecting various floral and faunal species.

There are several sublime vantage points to capture the vistas of nature’s true gifts to the country of Nepal. While the Annapurna massif would offer you spectacular views of the snow-capped peaks, the Machhapuchhre also known popularly as Fish Tail and the Mt. Hiunchuli are another exquisite mountains that are visible from the base camp. Annapurna Base Camp Temperature usually ranges from 18 to 25-degree Celcius in the summer.

Annapurna Trekking Route

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek route begins at Nayapul after a day exploration in Pokhara. The trekking continues through the paddy fields along Modi Khola to Tikhedhunga. We spend the night which shall help recharge ourselves after the day’s hike. Next day, the trek route continues passing through villages and native people to the day’s destination Ghorepani. Despite some difficult hikes. the fantastic views of Annapurna, Machhapuchre and Hiunchuli are there to steal one’s heart.

Our trekking route continues towards Poonhill for a view of fascinating sunrise over the Himalayas. The trek ends at our final destination Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) which routes through Poonhill to Tadapani and Chomrong. One can enjoy the best views of mountain ranges of Annapurna South to Annapurna I (8,097m/26,566ft) Gangapurna, Khangsar Kang, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare. After the completion of our trek, we descend back to Nayapul enjoying the views and also stop by Jhinu Danda to relax in the natural hot springs.

This is an 11-day Annapurna trekking designed for those with less time available and is willing to push them a little harder. For Annapurna Base Camp trek cost, you may WhatsApp/mail us as Virgin Trails Pvt. Ltd is always at your service. We also provide special rates for group tours.

Other Trekking Plans:

  1. Ghandruk Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking
  2. Everest Base Camp Trekking

Itinerary

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  • Day 01
    Arrival In Kathmandu Airport (1345meters) & Transfer To Hotel.
    • It is a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. A representative and driver from our office will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel. At the hotel you will be briefed about your daily activities.

  • Day 02
    Sightseeing Of Kathmandu Valley
    • Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two major neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significances. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath and Swoyambhunath.

  • Day 03
    Fly To Pokhara & Drive To Phedi, Trek To Dhampus [1700m]
    • Your trip starts with your 45 minute flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. During your flight, you will be sightseeing the most magnificent and sensational view of Himalayan range. As your flight lands on Pokhara, you will be mesmerized by the irresistible visual treat of Manaslu and the Annapurna mountain range. In Pokhara, A bus will take you to Phedi. From there onward begins your trekking in Annapurna mountain range. As you climb uphill, you will bask in the splendor of nature and your trails become more adventurous. Finally, after walking for 3 hours, you encounter several roadside teashops and at last your trail leads to the Gurung village of Dhampus. Here concludes your trip of the day.

  • Day 04
    Trek To Landrung [1550m]
    • Your path narrows as it skirts round a ridge snout. On proceeding further, you pass through Pothana and reach Deorali. At this point, you find yourself high up on the East side of the Modi Khola cascading down the Annapurna Circuit Sanctuary surrounded by complete ambience of nature. Continue with your trekking for four hours until you reach picturesque Gurung settlement of Landrung. Spectacular views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli instill more zest and excitement into your adventure spirit.

  • Day 05
    Trek To Chomrong [2100m]
    • From Landrung, you march along the mountain path of stone steps, pass through a hamlet, cross a suspension bridge and then you come across dense forest of bamboo. Finding yourself in complete isolation amidst the serenity of nature can be quite an experience. Your trek does not stop here. After trekking for a while, you approach teahouses at Jhinu where you can rest and enjoy a drink or snacks. Thereafter, you resume your trek to the north, descending Daaulu and after having walked for five hours you, will find yourself at Chomrong. From Chomrong you can have prominent and mesmerizing view of Machhapuchhare. There are many chalet-style wooden lodges and at Chomrong where you can get accommodation and food.

  • Day 06
    Trek To Himalaya Hotel [2850m]
    • Crossing Chomrong Khola, you continue trekking along steep stone steps. On your trails, you bypass rhododendron-covered ridge path, mountainous terrains and forests of bamboo. As you savor awe-inspiring views of Annapurna mountain ranges and Machhapuchhare, you gather more energy and enthusiasm to explore further. During your five-hour walking, you cross Modi Khola, pass through Khuldigar, Bamboo and Dovan and finally reach Himalaya Hotel where you wrap up your trip for the day.

  • Day 07
    Rest Day
    • You spend your entire day taking complete rest, planning for forthcoming trips and getting accustomed to your trekking destinations.

  • Day 08
    Trek To Machhapuchhare Base Camp [3700m]
    • Your next destination is to reach Machhapuchhare base camp.

      You ascend and descend as your route opens up new trails. On climbing steeply for a while, you approach Hinku Cave. This course follows zigzag paths of stones. After walking for 3 to 4 hours, you enter the Annapurna circuit Sanctuary, a huge amphitheater enclosed by a solid wall of snow-capped peaks which include Annapurna I, II, III and IV and the fish tail spire of Machhapuchhare. Several lodges and Annapurna inns are spotted at Deorali and Bagar. Finally, you will find yourself at Machhapuchhare Base Camp, a grassy moraine platform. You can rest at one of the lodges, and treat yourself with hygienic food.

  • Day 09
    Trek To Annapurna South Base Camp [4130m]
    • On hiking the Annapurna circuit trail for 2 hours, you descend a small ridge branching out from the mountain pass to mountainside with widespread terraced fields showcasing tranquil meadows and lush fertile farming land. As you reach Annapurna South Base Camp, witness awesome picturesque landscapes, majestic panoramic view of snow-capped mountainous peaks and varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna massif. Thereafter, you head back down to Himalaya Hotel.

  • Day 10
    Trek To Chomrong [2100m]
    • As you continue climbing along the forested ridge residing in the vicinity of chains of cloud-snaring hills, a grass-covered slope opens up leading to a course descending across a rock-strewn area to the riverbed of Kali Gandaki. Kali Gandaki is the world’s deepest river gorge of great bio-geographical significance regarded as demarcating Eastern and Western avifauna. The trail up the Modi Khola passes through dense forests of rhododendron and bamboo across Annapurna mountain range. After trekking for 5 hours, you reach Chomrong. From Chomrong you can have prominent and mesmerizing view of Machhapuchhare. There are many chalet-style wooden lodges at Chomrong which provide accommodation and food.

  • Day 11
    Trek To Ghandruk [1940m]
    • From Chomrong, we take an alternative route back to Pokhara, via Ghorepani. As you skirt through flatland, forests and terraced fields, a suspension bridge comes your way. On crossing this suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, you enter beautiful village of Ghandruk after walking for 3 to 4 hours. You get to witness unique culture, tradition and custom of Gurung community. Ghandruk offers excellent views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre. It accommodates several hotels and teahouses. Camping in its terraced fields can be very exciting and adventurous.

  • Day 12
    Trek To Banthanti [2410m]
    • Leaving the terraced fields of Ghandruk, we tread along the zigzag path on a steep slope. As you ascend steeply, you pass through dense rhododendron forest to Tadapani which is an ideal vantage point to glimpse heavenly sight of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare. After having walked for 3 hours, you finally reach Banthanti.

  • Day 13
    Trek To Ghorepani [2880m]
    • From Banthanti, you proceed further along steep trails. Nature spreads exotic sight of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, lush vegetation and rich plant life before you. You climb through rhododendron forest to Deorali [3100m] and reach a hamlet and cultivated fields. Continue walking for 3 hours and finally you will find yourself in Ghorepani. Ghorepani also houses lodges to provide food and accommodation to travelers.

  • Day 14
    Trek To Nayapul, Drive To Pokhara
    • After savoring the mesmerizing sight of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and other Himalayan giants from the popular vantage point of Poon Hill [3195m], you leave Ghorepani and march ahead for Nayapul. You further descend towards Birethanti. Birethanti lies stretched beside the Modi River and has resourceful town. On your trails of stone steps, you pass through dense forest and a small village of Ulleri. From Ulleri, a very steep section [with 3767 steps!] leads down to Hille on the Bhurungdi Khola. Forty minutes beyond Birethanti, you come to the main road. Now you can easily access any means of transportation to drive to Pokhara. In the evening, you are free to wander by the lakes of Pokhara. [6 hrs walking]

  • Day 15
    Drive / Fly To Kathmandu
    • From Pokhara you can either fly or drive to Kathmandu.

  • Day 16
    Depart Kathmandu
    • Our Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight home. (Or stay longer for short tours such as game drive at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, and mountain biking, etc. – ask us).

  • All airport/hotel transfers with assistance guide.
  • Three nights 3-star hotel in Kathmandu ( Hotel Manaslu or similar standard) with breakfast. Hotel Upgrade charges US$ 75 on wards.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek
  • Three course of meals every day throughout the trekking. ( Meals are choose by trekkers as per menu)
  • A half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide.
  • Ground transport in Pokhara / Kathmandu / trekking starting & ending Points.
  • Pokhara – Kathmandu by Private Tourist Coach.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara flight and airport departure transfers.
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Splendid Holidays Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes
  • Nepal Visa fee US$ 40 for 30 days on arrival. (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Entry fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara at the places of visit.
  • Excess baggage charges & entry fees in Kathmandu tour.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu(and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

from

  • US$ 560
  • INR 49999