Annapurna Base Camp Trekking (14 Days)

Tour Details

  • 14 Days(s)

  • private

  • English

  • 4110m

overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a popular trekking destination among the travelers in and outside Nepal. Travelers are known to love the experience of trekking around the Annapurna region savouring the panorama of the snow-clad peaks in this region. You can spot the majestic peaks of the western part of the Annapurna range; this includes the Annapurna South, Himchuli, Annapurna III as well as the Machhapuchhre peaks. You will even witness a pristine glacier at the centre.

This is a great trekking journey where you can experience the unique culture, lifestyle, wildlife and vegetation. You will find the beautiful Modi River making its way south over a narrow gorge, a big, fertile land where Gurung people live and lush green forests on this journey. The upper and middle parts above the Modi river provide amazing trekking trails in Nepal. And the valley is in such a strategic location that you can easily go for a trek to the Kali Gandaki area westwards. This is going to be an exhilarating experience that will remain in your memories for the rest of your life.

Tour Highlights

  • Duration: Fourteen Days
  • Trek Type: Teahouse trek
  • No. of Pax: One to Thirty
  • Activities: Cultural trips, trek
  • Maximum Elevation: 4110 meters
  • Transport Mode: Flights and land transport
  • Favorable Month: Sept/Oct/Nov/March/April/May

Trip Highlights

  • Majestic views of the peaks like Nilgiri, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Himchuli
  • Explore the local lifestyle and culture
  • Visit the Chhomrong/Ghandruk village known for the Gurkha soldiers
  • Witness the spectacular view of sunrise from Poonhill
  • Lush green forests of rhododendron
  • Jhinu danda natural hot spring
  • Local settlements with Buddhist cultural influence
  • Step on the lap of the Himalayan peak – Annapurna

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Itinerary

  • 30 minute drive to hotel
  • 3 Star Hotel

Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be picked up by our representative and transferred to the hotel. You will be provided with a briefing on the trekking journey and the necessary equipment. You can also use the available time touring around the city if time permits.

  • 6 to 7 hrs. Drive (30 minuet flight)
  • 3 Star Hotel

On this day, we head to Pokhara via a drive which will take around six to seven hours or via flight which will take just 30 minutes. We can savor the views the scenic drive/ flight has to offer. We can go explore the beautiful city of lakes, Pokhara in the evening; we can go to the Fewa Lake. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • Guest House

Our trekking journey starts on this day as we drive till Nayapul and begin our trek. The drive will take around one and half hour. We first reach the place named Hile (1430 meters) and then head to Ulleri (2070 meters). This will be an uphill climb on stone-filled path nevertheless we will savor the sight of beautiful farms, waterfalls, local villages, lush green forest, and unique lifestyle. Also, we can witness the majestic peaks from Ulleri. Overnight stay here.

  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • Guest House

We leave for Ghorepani on this day. We walk uphill across a forest till we reach Ghorepani. This hike is going to be strenuous but it will be worth the effort as we get to see the amazing peaks like Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, and others. We will see different animals and birds on this path. We can go till Poonhill as per preference and if weather permits.

  • 6 to 7 hrs.
  • Guest House

Poonhill is a popular sport for savoring the view of glistening sunrise and the rays falling on the 360-degree panorama of the majestic peaks. We start early not to miss this view. We return to the hotel after relishing this scenic beauty. We grab breakfast and move head. We move down to a river and then walk uphill for an hour or so to get to Tadapani (2700 meters). Overnight stay at Tadapani.

  • 5 to 6 hrs.
  • Guest House

We start our journey for this day as we move on a steep path downhill. We descend on a steep trail across a forest and then get to a Gurung village here. We then walk easily to reach Chhomorung. Overnight stay at Chhomorung.

  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • Guest House

On this day, we move down to the river Chhomorung and then walk up to reach Sinuwa village. We get to Khudighar after an hour where we find the ACAP check post. We move ahead to Bamboo. Overnight stay at Bamboo.

  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • Guest House

We walk across the lush green forest where we can spot pristine waterfalls flowing from the steep gorges. We get to Dovan and then reach the place called Himalaya after around an hour. This lies at an altitude of 2900 meters. We walk past bamboo and rhododendron forests to get to Hinku; we will find the Hinku cave here. This path is narrow and is near the cliffs. After walking for two hours from Himalaya, we get to Deurali (3220 meters). Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Deurali.

  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • Guest House

On this day, we move to the major highlight of our trekking journey. We walk across the Machhapuchhre Base Camp to get to the Annapurna Base Camp. We reach the Annapurna Sanctuary. We can stop at Machhapuchhre Base Camp on this day or continue to Annapurna Base Camp which will take around two hours. We can savor the amazing mountain scenery on this spot. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

  • 6 to 7 hrs
  • Guest House

It will take six to seven hours to reach Bamboo from ABC. We start early to relish the sunrise view over the Annapurna South and Annapurna I; this is a view you would not want to miss. We get the 360 degrees, the majestic view of the Annapurna Sanctuary. After we grab breakfast, we descend to the river Modi and head to Bamboo.

  • 4 to 5 hrs
  • Guest House

We walk across a tiny village named Khuldi Gar and then move through lush green rhododendron forest and bamboo fields to reach the Chhomrong village. We collect our backpacks if we have left it here. We climb on the steep steps that take us to Kabre Chautara and then head to Landrung as we leave Ghandrung. We stay overnight at Jhinu Danda where we can even enjoy the natural hot springs.

  • 4 to 5 hrs
  • 3 Star Hotel

After having breakfast, we move to Siwai. We will move through several villages on this day and will witness their unique lifestyle. After we get to Siwai, we head to Pokhara on a private jeep and then we stay at Pokhara for the night.

  • 6 to 7 hrs. Drive (30 minuet flight)
  • 3 Star Hotel

After eating breakfast, we head back to Kathmandu, either via drive or flight. We can enjoy the scenic beauty of the changing landscapes along the way. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

  • 3 hrs before
  • None

Our representative will escort you to the airport just three hours before your scheduled flight. You can head back to your native land or your next travel destination.

What’s included/excluded

Includes:

  • Pickup and drop off facility to and from the airport by private vehicle
  • Accommodation facility at a three-star category hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara inclusive of breakfast
  • Quality accommodation at teahouses throughout the trek
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with tea/coffee while trekking
  • Complete land transportation via private vehicle based on itinerary
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu via flight
  • Trekking guide who is government licensed, experienced and proficient in English
  • Assistant guide for above eight pax.
  • Porter (one for 2 clients)
  • Everest View Trek Bag (Non-refundable)
  • Trekking Map for ABC
  • Fresh fruit each day (after dinner)
  • Snickers or mars chocolate bar for each person while trekking
  • Trekking staff cost (insurance, salary, food, accommodation, and equipment)
  • Sleeping bag for each trekker (should be returned after the trek)
  • Important trekking permits (TIMS card, ACAP) and paperwork
  • Medical box
  • Tasty farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant
  • Trekking certificate
  • Local and government taxes
  • Rescue and travel arrangement (Helicopter evacuation service if necessary depending on the clients’ insurance policy cost)

Excludes:

  • Nepalese VISA charge
  • Airfare for international flight
  • Additional baggage cost
  • Dinner and lunch at Pokhara and Kathmandu
  • Additional night accommodation at Pokhara and Kathmandu due to early arrival from the home country, early arrival from the trek or late departure exceeding the itinerary timeline
  • Travel as well as rescue insurance
  • Expenses for personal items like laundry, battery recharge, phone calls, bottled/ boiled water, extra porters, shower and so on
  • Tipping to drivers, guides and porters

cancellation

Note that there is provision for free cancellation if done two weeks before departure and 20% will be charged if done one week before.

Good to know

Essential Gear List

  • Wind/waterproof jacket
  • Fleece jacket/ pullover
  • -20 sleeping bag (can be bought or rented at Kathmandu)
  • Heavyweight glove/ mittens with a waterproof shell cover
  • Sun hat /scarf
  • Sunglasses (UV protection)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Warm fleece jersey/jacket
  • Underwear
  • Proper boots (light-weighted trekking boots/leather boots)
  • Down vest/ jacket (optional)
  • Fleece Windproof jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (if possible with breathable fabric) shell jacket and pants
  • Light balaclava/warm fleece hat
  • Comfortable day pack (if possible with a waistband)
  • Hiking shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Fleece /wool pants
  • Hiking boots with extra laces
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Camp shoes (sneakers/ sandals)

Other Required Equipment:

  • Basic First Aid Kit (First aid medical kit with Oximeter is provided)
  • Headlamp (like Petzl Zoom); with additional bulbs and batteries
  • Toiletries
  • Water bottles (Two bottles recommended)
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
  • Day pack ( from 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Wash towel
  • Large plastic bags –For items to stay dry inside trek bag