Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Duration
11 days $ 930

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Annapurna base camp trek is an amazing walk through diverse landscape and culture complete with rich mountain vistas, terraced fields, quaint Gurung villages and a wide variety of flora and fauna. Mt. Annapurna (8091m) of Nepal is the 10th highest mountain in the world and the journey to its base camp, which is at 4130m/13549ft height, is one of the most popular walks on earth. Moreover, we reach our destination via Mt. Machapuchhre (Fishtail) which is revered by the Nepalese for its unique beauty. Furthermore, thanks to the well groomed itinerary of the Annapurna Base Camp trekking package, it is a popular choice among diverse outdoor enthusiasts, from a solo female traveler to hikers travelling in groups to Nepal.
 

Outline Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
DAY 02 : Fly to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft), trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 30 minutes flight, 5 - 6 hours trek
DAY 03: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 5 - 6 hours
DAY 04: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7578ft): 4 - 5 hours
DAY 05 : Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 3 - 4 hours
DAY 06 : Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5- 6 hours
DAY 07: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours
DAY 08: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 - 6 hours
DAY 09 : Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive
DAY 10: Drive  to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus About 6-7 hours
DAY 11: Final Departure


Cost included:
  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle •
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast •
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek •
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek •
  • Welcome and farewell dinners •
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary •
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara)
  • Pokhara Kathamandu by deluxe  torist bus
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) •
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter) •
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation •
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion) •
  • Mountain Hiking's trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take •
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS) •
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader) • All government and local taxes


Cost not included:
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case 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 guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Meals

During our Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the tea-houses or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available while in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests.
 

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

This is moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers with the ability to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, we can accomplish this trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases are required to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Himalayan Glacier about the medical condition before booking the trek.

Best Time to Travel

Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug.) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.
 

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Mountain Hiking & Trekking will pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel. In the afternoon, we may take a rest  In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Mountain Hiking & Trekking For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country’s food culture.  Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals:Dinner

DAY 02 : Fly to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft), trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 30 minutes flight, 5 - 6 hours trek We take an early morning flight to Pokhara, the beautiful lake city and catch great views of the Himalayas from the right side of our airplane. After landing in the Pokhara airport, we drive to Naya Pul (1 hour and 20 minutes) and start the trek. From Birethanti, we trek to Ghandruk, a beautiful village mostly inhabited by the Gurung community. If time permits, we also visit the Gurung museum today. Overnight in Ghandruk. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 03: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 5 - 6 hours At this juncture, we climb up for around an hour up to Kimrungdanda. On the way, we can enjoy great views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Ganggapurna. A steep descent takes us to the Kimrong Khola. After another steep ascent from Kimrong Khola to Chere Danda, we descend for a while and then it’s a gentle walk to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massive. Overnight in Chhomrong. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 04: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7578ft): 4 - 5 hours We descend via 2500 stone steps and cross the bridge above Chhomrong Khola. From here it is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. Next, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 05 : Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 3 - 4 hours We pass through a bamboo forest which is damp and cold then ascend steadily with a few steep sections. It is only after reaching Himalaya Hotel that the forest opens up and we are out in the sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below. It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here we can see the trail drop closer to the river before climbing again to Deurali, the most scenic stretch of the day. The vegetation is sparser, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below, and the sheer rock-face cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls. Overnight in Deurali. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 06 : Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5- 6 hours Climb gently through a river bed then over a steep trail over to the mountain side. The hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat strenuous. From Machhapuchhre base camp we get excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. From here, we get sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us. The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding the 360-degree panorama. From the base camp we again get to savor mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South , Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 07: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours From the Annapurna base camp we retrace our steps to Bamboo. Today’s trek is downhill, so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Besides, we will always have the company of the extraordinary landscape to cheer us up. Overnight in Bamboo. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 08: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 - 6 hours From Bamboo, it is an uphill trek to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Then we climb the stone steps to Chhomrong. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be resting for the night. Today we will have an opportunity to enjoy the hot springs which is just a 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda to soothe our aching body. Overnight in Jhinu Danda. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 09 : Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive On our way to Naya Pul from Jhinu Danda, we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. We have lunch on the way. Our trek will end at Naya Pul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara. *If the road construction connecting Jhinu Danda to Naya Pul is complete, driving from Jhinu Danda to Pokhara could be another option. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch

DAY 10: Drive  to Kathmandu . After arriving in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel. We enjoy the day leisurely or catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any landmarks we missed during our first day in Kathmandu. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals: Breakfast Dinner.

DAY 11: Final Departure Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A Mountain Hiking representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. Included meals:Breakfast
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Included in the Cost:
Cost included:
  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle •
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast •
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek •
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek •
  • Welcome and farewell dinners •
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary •
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara)
  • Pokhara Kathamandu by deluxe  torist bus
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) •
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter) •
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation •
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion) •
  • Mountain Hiking's trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take •
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS) •
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader) • All government and local taxes

Cost not included:
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case 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 guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
Trekking Equipment  

The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

For Head
 
  1. Sun hat or scarf
  2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  3. Sunglasses with UV protection
  4. Upper Body
  5. T-shirts (2)
  6. Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  7. Fleece jacket or pullover
  8. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  9. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  10. Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  11.  
For Hands
 
  1. Lightweight gloves
  2. Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
  3. Lower Body
  4. Underwear (4)
  5. Hiking shorts (2)
  6. Lightweight cotton long pants
  7. Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  8. Fleece or wool pants
  9. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  10.  
For Feet
  1. Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
  2. Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
  3. Hiking boots with spare laces
  4. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  5. Gaiters (Optional)
  6. Accessories
  7. Sleeping bag rated -10C. to -20C (Depending on trekking region)
  8. Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  9. Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
  10. Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
  11. Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bags
  12. Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  13. Thermarest sleeping pad (Only Camping Trek)
  14. Water bottles (2)
  15. Toiletries
  16. Small wash towel
  17. Optional items
  18. Binoculars
  19. Books (Highly Recommended)
  20. Compass
  21. Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
  22. Swiss Knife
  23.  
  24. Recommended Mountaineering Kit
In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialized items which are required for the trekking peaks.
Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
Fleece trousers or silhouette
Additional mits and gloves suitable for climbing
Ice axe, and ski poles (note - ice axes can be rented in Kathmandu)
Climbing helmet
Alpine climbing harness.
2 x tape slings
2 x screwgate karabiners
Descender/abseil device
Ascender

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Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 11 days $ 930
Accomodation: Tea House
Seasons : March-May and sep to dec
Type: Moderate
Activities : Trekking
No. of Pax : from 2 Person above
Starts From : Pokhara
Ends at : pokhara

Trip Highlights

  • The walk along the up and down trails that stretch on the verdant rolling hills, occasionally encountering other landscapes that include terraced fields, waterfalls and wonderfully located hamlets.
  • The ethnic lifestyle and cultural riches of Himalaya. Observing and mingling with the locales can be the most rewarding experience during the trek.
  • The floral and faunal biodiversity of Annapurna Conservation Area Project, which is also the ideal destination for bird watching.
  • The view of Himalayan giants up close, which is an incredible experience to gain while trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal.
  • Macchapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp, which are the destinations from where trekkers get to enjoy snow and savor the views of Mt. Fishtail and Annapurna sprawling right before their eyes.
  • The soothing natural hot spring bath after week long exhausting trek while retracing back to Pokhara. 

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