Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  •   Destination: Nepal
  •  Activities: Trekking
  •   Trip Grade: Moderate
  •  Group size: 2 & more
  •  Best Seasons: All season
  •   Accomodation: Lodge

Overview

Located at the foot of the 10th highest mountain the world, Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek converges into an adventure into the heart of the Himalayas. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is an amalgamation of adventure, spiritual and cultural journey into the mid-western region of Nepal. An easy access to the region, comparatively easier trail and the availability of comfortable tea-houses makes Annapurna Base Camp one of the most popular trek destinations in Nepal. Also, the Himalayan panorama and the cultural exhibition make Annapurna base Camp Trek an illustrious blend of these aspects.

The 11-days journey to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek initiates at Kathmandu. You’ll commute to the transit city of Pokhara before driving towards Siwai, a small Gurung village inside Annapurna region. It helps to cut the trek short and give you more time to explore the places. The trek slowly advances through culturally rich villages of the Gurung inhabitants of the region. The Gurung tribe is a part of indigenous Hill-tribes of Nepal. Chhomrong, Bamboo, and Deurali are the villages en route to ABC. From Deurali, you’ll make your way to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) and spend overnight amidst the larger-than-life mountains. The base camp serves as the vantage point forwatching Annapurna massif, Gangapurna (7454m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), Nilgiri (7061m) and Hiunchuli Mountains. Among these peaks, Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m) is the most revered mountain by the locals. The virgin summit hasn’t yet been climbed by anyone, hence making it one of the most elusive peaks in Nepal. From here, it’s a continuous descent until you reach Siwai via Bamboo and Jhinu Danda. You’ll catch your commute back to Pokhara from Siwai and spend the evening celebrating the trek beside the Phewa Lake.The trip concludes at Kathmandu upon your arrival from Pokhara. The best seasons for trekking Annapurna region are spring (Mar-Jun) and autumn (Sep-Nov). To make the commute easier, you can opt to fly in and out to Pokhara or you can always embark on a complete road journey.

Himalayan Treasure Trekking conducts private and groups treks to Annapurna Base Camp. You can also choose to join our fixed groups at a reasonable rate. We offer inclusive trek packages which cover transportation inside the country, three meals a day, an experienced guide, porter and finest logistics.


Highlights

  • Himalayan Flora and Fauna
  • Sunrise and sunset view over the Himalaya
  • Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Magar and Gurung lifestyle and culture.
  • 360 Degree view of Annapurna Himalayan range from Annapurna Base Camp.

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport we will meet you and transfer to hotel
Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu, our representative will warmly receive you and bring you to your hotel. After checking in at the hotel, you can choose to relax, take a stroll around the vicinity or visit the market to shop for trek accessories, snacks or goodies. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (820m) by Tourist bus, 7 hours’ drive (Option: private transport or domestic flight)
Today, you’ll embark on the road journey to Pokhara.A popular getaway of Nepal, Pokhara is located 200km west of Kathmandu. The route goes through the spiraling hills along the Trishuli River and takes you into the lakeside city where you can relax and indulge in many fun activities. The drive may last 6-7 hours, and you take either a tourist bus or a private car. For an ease, you can choose to fly to Pokhara as well. The flight may last only 25 minutes and gives you a lot of time in hand. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

Day 03: Drive to Siwai by bus and trek to Chhomrong (2,170m), and 2 hours’ drive and 5 hours walk
Today, you’ll begin the trek. Instead of driving up to Nayapul and starting the trek, you’ll drive directly to Siwai. The village lies above Nayapul and makes take almost 2 hours from Pokhara. Once at Siwai, your guide will lead the trek. The final stop of the day will be made at Chhomrong. The panorama of the village looks majestic in the sunlight. Overnight stay at Chhomrong.

Day 04: Trek to Bamboo (2,335m), Walking 5-6 hours
Today, you’ll head northward towards the village of Bamboo. The trail leading out of Chhomrong descends along 2,500 stone steps and crosses the Chhomrong Khola. Covering the entire stone steps can prove to be difficult for some. From here, it’s an uphill hike to Sinuwa. Afterward Sinuwa, you’ll pass through the lush green forests and make your way to Bamboo. Overnight stay at Bamboo.

Day 05: Trek to Deurali (3,230m) Walking 5 hours
The thick, lush forests of bamboo village invite the cold temperature and fog almost all the time. It’s only until you cross the village and reach Himalaya village that you’ll see the sun again. It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here,the trail descends for a while before ascending up again towards Deurali. Overnight stay at Deurali.

Day 06: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m). Walking 4/5 hours
Today, you’ll make your way directly to Annapurna Base Camp. As the section lies above 3000m, you may find it a bit difficult to breathe freely. From Deurali, it’s a complete ascent until you reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m). The Machhapuchhre Base Camp lies just below the hanging ride of Machhapuchhre peak giving the up-close view of the summit. After crossing Machhapuchhre Base Camp, you’ll make your way towards Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). Overnight stay at Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 07: Annapurna base camp to Bamboo (2,335m). Walking 6 hours
Once at ABC, you can explore the vast expanse of the area, take pictures, hike to the nearby ridges or spend the day relishing the views of the nearby peaks of Annapurna I (8091m), subsidiary Annapurna peaks, Hiunchuli (6441m), Gangapurna (7454m), and Machhapuchhre.You will bid adieu to ABC in the morning and make your way back to Bamboo village. As you’ll be walking downwards, it’ll be easier to trek. Overnight stay at Bamboo.

Day 08: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,760m), walking 6 hours
You’ll retrace your steps back the same way you came up. After crossing Sinuwa and Chhomrong village via Chhomrong Khola, you’ll reach Jhinu Danda. Jhinu Danda is a local landmark popular for its natural hot spring. You can choose to take a dip and give a rest to your ailing body before making your way back. The distance of 8 km will easily be covered within 5-6 hours. Overnight stay at Jhinu Danda.

Day 09: Trek to Siwai and drive back to Pokhara (820m), 5 hours walk and 2.30 hours’ drive
From Jhinu Danda, you’ll encounter few detours before you reach Siwai. As the last day of the trek, the final trek may bring lots of memories back. The easy hike down to Siwai will conclude with a ride back to Pokhara. Once at Pokhara, you can choose to celebrate the trip and spend the evening strolling around the market or dining at one of the finest restaurants with live music. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu (1,350m) by Tourist Bus 7 hours (Option: private transport or domestic flight)
You’ll leave Pokhara in the morning in a commute of our choosing. You can either take a tourist bus, private car or a flight back to Kathmandu. While departing the city, the magnanimous sights of Annapurna I (8091m) and Machhapuchhre (6997m) will be visible at a distance. Once at Kathmandu, your guide will bring you back to your hotel. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 11: Transfer to airport for final departure
Our representative will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport in a private car so you can catch your scheduled flight back home. You will leave for the airport approx. 2 hours early. On the way, you can share your trip experience or your next adventure with us.


What is included:

– All local transportation services.
– Hotel booking in Nepal suiting the budget.
– Domestic flight Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu or tourist Bus ticket
– During trek- All Meals and accommodation at local lodge.
– Experienced Trek guide with necessary staff and porters.
– All allowances for trek crews including their Insurance.
– Annapurna Conservation Entry Permit and TIMS Card.
– All government and local taxes
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What is NOT Included:

– Nepal entry Visa fee.
– International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
– Monument entrance fees. (if required)
– Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15kg luggage)
– Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the original itinerary
– Altitude chamber (PAC) and oxygen set
– Personal insurance​ of any kind​.
– Emergency rescue costs (if required) or costs of early departure from the mountain.
– Personal clothing and equipment including sleeping bag.
– Personal Porter during the trek. (if required)
– Optional trips and sightseeing if extended.
– Charges NOT listed specifically in itinerary.
– All Personal nature expenses like phone & internet bills, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, shower, heater etc.
– Tips for support crew.

 

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