Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Destination: Nepal
- Trip Grade: Moderate
- Group size: 2+
- Best Seasons: Spring, Autumn
Trekking in Nepal is just not complete without the trek to the beautiful Annapurna Base camp reaching at the height of 4,160m. From the beautiful villages to the gorgeous forest and hills to the majestic Macchapuchre, everything keeps the travellers occupied in this epic journey.
The Annapurna Base camp trek starts from Pokhara. Trekkers take a bus or a jeep to Ghandruk from where they start their trek. They can choose two options- either to go from Poon Hill region, witnessing the jaw-dropping sunrise or another way from Chumrung with the cold icy river and the journey uphill to the beautiful Chomrong. There are several inns on the way, each at a distance of around 2 hours walk. Adventurers can rest as per their convenience in Sinua, Dovan, Bamboo or Deurali and take another day excess to fully enjoy their journey.
The beautiful grassland awaits the trekkers after day’s long trek though the forests and at times, they can even witness the unique ice cave forming.September- November and March-May are the best time to travel and the snow filled roads making the journey even more memorable. Near the end to ABC, the view of Mount Macchapuchrey keeps the travellers at bay with its chilly air and the majestic peak too grandeur for the eyes to witness. Every trekker has a dissonance in their mind. On one hand, they want to reach the Annapurna Base Camp to see the famous sunrise reflecting upon the glorious Annapurna range. On the other, they want their journey to continue forever and enjoy the beauty that nature has to offer.
Tourists can even take full benefit of the natural hot spring located in Jhinu Danda, one of the side highlights of the journey. Each day the trekker has to walk for around 10 hours which goes by pretty soon as you start.
The trek is rather short compared to other and is rated as easy to medium difficulty. Even beginners can fully enjoy the view and it does not take much physical fitness to complete. Even amateur trekkers can finish the trek in a week although, in order to take full advantage of the journey, they can take few days extra. Garlic can be your friend as high altitude sickness may strike uninvited. Although a day of acclimatization is advised, there is no real unless the trekker has any asthmatic problem or suffering from high blood pressure.So, come enjoy the trek with Bomjan Treks and Expedition and spend the time of your life.
Day 01:Welcome to Kathmandu. On your arrival to the international airport, we assist you to our hotel.
Day 02:Today early in the morning after having done with your breakfast we take you for a short tour over Kathmandu valley sightseeing . World heritage sites, beautiful stupas, small hills and the city. Also prepare for the trek.
Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by a tourist bus. 6 hours’ drive and you will be in the paradise city of Pokhara. Visit beautiful lake and Mountain View. Rest for the night.
Day 04:Today early in the morning we drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m). On our way we pass through some beautiful rice, maize farm and the beautiful waterfall to sudami village. Here we will have our lunch. After having our lunch we start climbing up to Hille and then walk to Tikhedhunga.
Day 05:Early today we start our trek to Ghorepani (2880m). On our way we cross Tikhedhunga River on a suspension bridge. Our trail leads us to the large Magars village Ulleri. We explore the place and the trek all the way to Ghorepani. Rest for the night.
Day 06:today we Hike for Poon Hill (3210m) early in the morning for panoramic view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Following our route we trek for 6-7 hours all the way toTadapani (2680m).
Day 07:Today we trek to Sinuwa (2310m). A 6hour trek from Tadapani takes you to the beauty of nature. Annapurna Base Camp Trek passes through different waterfall and forest. From Tadapani to sinuwa we pass through rhododendron and bamboo forest.
Day 08:Trek to Deurli (3240m). A 6hour trek from sinuwa to Deurli passes through the bamboo forest with variety of rhododendron and oak tree. The trail also takes you through the high and steep rocks area.
Day 09:Today early in the morning we trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4090m). A 4-5 hours trek takes you all the way to Annapurna base camp through Machhapauchhare base camp (3700m). This trail offers you the spectacular view of snowcapped mountains and panoramic view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Machhapauchhare. Explore the beauty of Himalayas and view the astonishing view of sunset over mountains. Rest for the night at the camp.
Day 10:Today after having the glimpse of sunrise over Annapurna we trek down to Bamboo (2310m). The trail leads down through rhododendron forest and variety of oak tree all the way down to bamboo.
Day 11:From bamboo we start our trek to Chhomrong (2080m) following the river and crossing the suspension bridge. A 5-6 hour walk from bamboo will take you cross a small gurung village all the way to chhomrong.
Day 12:toady we trek to Ghandruk (1960m). 6 hour walk and you will be provided with the fascinating scenic view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The trail passes through rhododendron and oak trees all the way to Ghandruk. Rest for the night and enjoy the hospitality and culture of people around.
Day 13:Finally we trek back all the way down to Nayapul and then drive back to Pokhara. 3hour trek and an hour of drive back to Pokhara. Rest for the night and enjoy the paradise city of Nepal.
Day 14:Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist. Rest for the night, we assist you to our hotel.
Included in the Cost
- All grounded transportation as per itinerary
- One expert tour guide for Kathmandu valley sightseeing inclusive entrance fees
- Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive breakfast
- Two nights’ accommodation in Pokhara inclusive breakfast
- One expert government license holder trekking guide and require number of porters (1 porter between 2 trekkers); their meals, salaries, insurance, equipments etc
- Your three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and twin sharing accommodation in guest house during the trekking
- Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit
- Trekkers’ Information Management system (TIMS) card
- Rescue assistance
- First aid kit
- All necessary government taxes
Not Included in the Cost
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Your travel insurance
- Flight tickets to/from Kathmandu
- Nepal entry visa fee ($ 40.00 for 30 days, easily can be obtain upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, require 2 copies of passport size photos)
- All kind of drinks (Tea/coffee/mineral water/coke/fanta and alcoholic beverage) during the trekking
- Extra accommodation in Kathmandu which is not mentioned in itinerary
- Your personal nature expenses, shopping, donation to monasteries and school, wifi, laundry etc….
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