Grade

Adventurous

Group Size

1-15(Customize your Trip on Request)

Destination

Kathmandu, Nepal

Max Altitude

4,130 m/13,550 ft

Meals

Full Board During Trek

Accommodation

3-star & Tea House on Trek

Trip Style

Lodge Trek

Activity

Sightseeing and Trekking

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$1,145

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek – Trip Overview

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. Lying in Nepal’s most popular region, Annapurna Region, the base camp is situated at an altitude of 4,130 meters. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a short and comforting trek in comparison to other higher elevation treks, offering lots of opportunities for exploring, experiencing, and enjoying, the mystical world of the Himalayas.

 

After you arrive in Kathmandu, you will be driven to Pokhara and then to Nayapul. From Nayapul, your trek begins passing through Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Tadapani, Chhomrong, Himalayan Hotel, Macchapuchhre Base Camp (MBC), and then you finally reach Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). After this, you trek down to Bamboo, Jhinu Danda until finally reaching Nayapul from where you will be driven to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu. The whole trek is completed within 13 days. The trekking trail takes you through the beautiful Rhododendron forests, native Gurung villages, diverse flora and fauna, higher elevated wondering landscapes with amazing views of Annapurna Range and cascading waterfalls. You can capture 360-degree views of Annapurna ranges, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and Macchapuchhre from the base camp of the peak.

 

ABC Trek provides a tour of picturesque landscape. The trail to Annapurna Base Camp Trek also passes through the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) which is a rich storehouse of Himalayan biodiversity. Along the ABC Trek trails, you will encounter a mix of ethnic groups, especially the Gurung. Likewise, in this trek, you get to cover not one but two base camps at the cost of one. Passing MBC and ABC makes for an absolutely rare experience.

 

February to Mid-June and September to November are the best time for this trek, although the trek can be done any time of the year. You will need two types of permits to undertake this trek which is the Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) and ACAP Permit. TIMS cost USD 20 per person for individual tourists and USD 10 per person if group trekking. ACAP permit cost USD 30 per person. This is a moderate grade trek so as long as you are a reasonable fit, a person without prior experience can also tackle the trek.

 

Himalayan Adventure Treks will provide necessary guidelines about major factors about this trip for making your journey adventurous. We will manage the necessary porters and guides for you for more exploration. You don’t have to worry about any logistical hassle because we take care of it all.

 

Trip Highlights

  • The ABC Trek takes you close to the Annapurna Massif consisting of 30 peaks. This also includes the 10th highest mountain in the world, Annapurna I (8,091 m/ 26,545 ft).
  • A chance to walk past the largest rhododendron forests in Nepal and the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, a rich storehouse of Himalayan biodiversity.
  • A chance to encounter a mix of ethnic groups especially, the Gurung ethnic groups.
  • Relatively less costly trip despite the amazing experience.
  • A chance to cover two base camps at the cost of one – the Annapurna Base Camp and Macchapuchhre Base Camp.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek – Outline Itinerary:

Day 01 – Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m). Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 02 Drive to Pokhara in a tourist bus (827m) – 6/7-hour drive

Day 03 –Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m) 2-hour drive, 4/5-hour hike

Day 04 – Trek to Ghorepani (2874m) – 5/6 hours

Day 05 – Hike to Poon Hill (3210m) and Trek to Tadapani (2590m) – 6/7 hours

Day 06 – Trek to Chhomrong (2210m) – 5/6 hour

Day 07 – Trek to Himalaya Hotel (2600 m) – 6/7 hour

Day 08 –Trek to ABC through MBC (4130m) – 5/6 hour

Day 09 – Trek to Bamboo (2340m) – 5/6 hour

Day 10 – Trek to Jhinu Danda (1780m) – 5/6 hour

Day 11 – Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (827m) – 3-hour hike/ 2-hour drive

Day 12 – Drive to Kathmandu (1400m) – 6/7 hour

Day 13 – Departure from Kathmandu (1400m)

 

Accommodations

We will be staying at 3-star hotels in Pokhara and Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. And Single supplement will be served on request and will have an additional cost. We will have rooms with attached washrooms in most parts of the trek but according to place it can be afforded. In higher elevations, single rooms are not available like in Kathmandu and the lower elevation regions but Himalayan Adventure Nepal will do our best for your happiness.

Meals

All meals will be served during hiking, while Kathmandu and Pokhara only offer breakfast. The hotel will also offer a welcome and farewell dinner. The most common dishes on most menus are Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian and the most common Continental.

Can I accomplish this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek suitable for trekkers who can walk at least 6-7 hours a day with a light backpack. You do not have any technical skill except your perfect physical health.  To accomplish this trek you need to have basic good health, However, it is always best to start jogging and exercising regularly at least a month before commencing the actual trek. If you have any disease please kindly inform to Himalayan Adventure Nepal.

Best Time to Travel

Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons for this trek. If you have some other time than this we can customize and make the trip viable.

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. If you have some query please directly call us at any time. Your happiness is our success.

 

 

  • Location
  • Days
    14
  • Nights
    13
  • Group Size
    1-15(Customize your Trip on Request)
  • Destination
    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Max Altitude
    4,130 m/13,550 ft
  • Meals
    Full Board During Trek
  • Accommodation
    3-star & Tea House on Trek
  • Trip Style
    Lodge Trek
  • Activity
    Sightseeing and Trekking
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    Trekking Equipment Checklist - View All

    • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash.
    • Hair brush or comb, hair ties, barrettes/bobby pins.
    • Deodorant.
    • Shampoo and conditioner
    • Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF.
    • Night time Moisturizer/Lotion.
    • If under any medication, enough stock ... View All
    Day 1
    Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m)
    Our representative at the airport will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, he / she will show signs of Himalaya Adventure Nepal outside the airport terminal. Next, you will take our private tourist vehicle to your respective hotel. Note: If you are arriving after 4:00 p.m., our guide will inform you of the trip, which will be your line before the meeting, so be sure to make all the problems. But if you arrive before 4 pm, your pre-trip meeting will take place in the day's office. During the meeting, we will present your leadership / difficulties guide. For meetings, be sure to bring your passport, three passport photos and a legible copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, clear the balance owed (if applicable) and signs a legally binding travel form with a disclaimer. Overnight at a hotel. No meals included.
    Day 2
    Drive to Pokhara in a tourist bus (827m) - 6/7-hour drive
    Today you will have a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara passing along the Trishuli River. The drive provides lovely sceneries of vast mustard fields while listening to Nepali famous songs. In Pokhara, you will be greeted by the views of Macchapuchhre (6993 m/ 22,943 ft). The overnight stay will be in Pokhara.
    Day 3
    Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m) 2-hour drive, 4/5-hour hike
    Today after a short drive, your first hike begins. Arriving in Nayapul after about a 2-hour ride, you will finally begin hiking to Tikhedhunga passing through Birethanti village. You will pass through many farm villages and waterfalls. We walk through an off-road mainly on this day moving slightly uphill.  
    Day 4
    Trek to Ghorepani (2874m) - 5/6 hours
    As you trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani, you will find beautiful rhododendron forests in the backdrop of snow-capped mountains. First, you will reach Ulleri village taking through a cool forest. Though the trek is long and tiring, all fatigue will melt away as you reach Ghorepani where you will be greeted by the Dhaulagiri mountain range. Ghorepani is a small settlement with many hotels providing good facilities for accommodation. Ghorepani is popular for the side trek to Poonhill, a viewpoint offering spectacular views of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna (8091m), and Macchapuchhre (6993 m/ 22,943 ft). mainly, with many other peaks.
    Day 5
    Hike to Poon Hill (3210m) and Trek to Tadapani (2590m) - 6/7 hours
    Today begins with a brief hike to Poon Hill in the morning to experience the sunrise. From Poon Hill view of Annapurna South (7,219 m/ 23,684 ft), Macchapuchhre (6,993 m/ 22,943 ft), Hiuchuli (6,441 m/ 21,132 ft), Annapurna III (7,555 m/ 24,786 ft), Dhampus Peak (6,012m/ 19,725 ft), can be enjoyed. After the feast for your eyes, you will return to Ghorepani for the feast for your stomach. We get back to Ghorepani and begin our trek for the day. On this day, we will constantly be climbing up and down, through forests and villages, waterfalls and hilltops. We reach Tadapani in the evening which is also an intersection point where the Ghandruk trail meets.
    Day 6
    Trek to Chhomrong (2210m) - 5/6 hour
    This is a comparatively easy day, here we walk downhill mostly. We walk through the forest, cross a suspension bridge, and follow the trail along with beautiful little villages on the way. Chhomrong is the most developed village here, where one can get a coffee, bakery, etc. The hotels here are beautiful and comfortable. Chhomrong looks like an unreal place as one could only imagine unless you reach there. At Chhomrong, a breathtaking view of mountain peaks such as Annapurna, Macchapuchhre, and Himchuli can be enjoyed.
    Day 7
    Trek to Himalaya Hotel (2600 m) - 6/7 hour
    From Chhomrong, you will first drop down to the Chhomrong Khola on steep stone steps and then climb back again. After reaching the village of Khuldighar, you descend through a stone staircase leading to a settlement called Bamboo Lodge, and again following a steep ascent you reach Himalaya Hotel where you will stay.
    Day 8
    Trek to MBC through ABC (4130m) - 5/6 hour
    Today is the day you have been waiting for. We walk in the alpine and subalpine region mostly on this day. First, you trek through Macchapuchhre Base Camp passing through beautiful rhododendron forests, and then head towards Annapurna Base Camp. Along the way, you will enter Annapurna Sanctuary which is a sacred glacial basin. At ABC, you will have unobstructed views of Macchapuchhre (6,993 m/ 22,943 ft), Annapurna south (7,219 m/ 23,684 ft), Annapurna I (8,091 m/ 26,545 ft), Hiuchuli (6,441 m/ 21,132 ft), amongst others. we return to MBC on the same day and spend the night there.
    Day 9
    Trek to Bamboo (2340m) - 5/6 hour
    It is a fairly easy day since we descend mainly, from here on. We follow the same way back to Bamboo which is our destination for the night. You will pass through many bamboo grooves to reach the village of Bamboo. Bamboo is a small village named after the surrounding bamboo forests.  
    Day 10
    Trek to Jhinu Danda (1780m) - 5/6 hour
    We follow the same way back till Chhomrong and then divert from here to reach Jhinu. It is steep downhill from here. Jhinu dada is a small village mainly popular for its natural hot spring. Tatopani Hot spring is believed to have healing power and to take away the aches and pains of the body. The location could not be any better as it provides perfect timing to get relief from the aches brought down from the trek.
    Day 11
    Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (827m) - 3-hour hike/ 2-hour drive
    Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul is fairly easy. After arrival at Nayapul, you will be driven to Pokhara. The views of Annapurna (8,091 m/ 26,545 ft), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m/ 26,795 ft), Manaslu (8,163 m/ 26,781 ft), and Macchapuchhre (6,993 m/ 22,943 ft) still entices you from different corners of Pokhara. Today, enjoy a great selection of food and fun nightlife at Pokhara.  
    Day 12
    Drive to Kathmandu (1400m) – 6/7 hour
    Leaving Annapurna mountain behind, you mark your way to Kathmandu. The drive back through the tiring will be all worth it as you get to explore Kathmandu in the evening. Today you can try some local Newari eateries.
    Day 13
    Departure from Kathmandu (1400m)
    The wonderful trek has finally come to an end. We are sure you have collected lifetime memories within this short period. We will take you to the airport about 3 hours before your scheduled flight.
    Cost Included
    • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (3 nights).
    • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Pokhara including breakfast (2 nights).
    • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms
    • Day guided city tour
    • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) followed by cup of Tea/Coffee.
    • Local English-speaking trekking guide having licensed. An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
    • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
    • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
    • Himalayan Adventure Nepal T-shirt, bag and Hat.
    • Official expenses.
    • Welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepali restaurant with cultural program.
    • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by Deluxe Tourist Bus
    • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
    • All government and local taxes
    • Farewell Dinner
     
     
    Cost Not Included
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. Depending on your budget, it may cost about USD 15 to USD 20 per person.
    • Travel Insurance (compulsory!), which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation
    • International airfare and airport departure tax
    • Nepal entry visa - You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
    • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
    • Personal trekking equipment (click on the Equipment tab).
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected).
    • Any 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 plan
    • Any 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 plan
    • Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form, cancellation of flight or reasons beyond our control
    • World heritage entrance Fees.
    • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Cost Includes' section.
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      Trekking Equipment Checklist - View All

      • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash.
      • Hair brush or comb, hair ties, barrettes/bobby pins.
      • Deodorant.
      • Shampoo and conditioner
      • Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF.
      • Night time Moisturizer/Lotion.
      • If under any medication, enough stock ... View All
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