Tour Details

  • 17 Days(s)

  • Trekking

  • English, Nepali

  • 4130 meters

overview

Annapurna Base Camp trek is a marvelous adventure trek to the Annapurna region where you get the opportunity to witness the amazing views of the majestic peaks like Gangapurna, Annapurna South, Tent peak and Hiuchuli. The mountain scenery will astound you and this scenic natural beauty if one of the reasons why this trek is so popular among people all around the world including Nepal.

This is the perfect trek to savor Annapurna’s natural surrounding and have the time of your life exploring diverse landscapes, pristine waterfalls, picturesque villages and rich culture and lifestyle of local people. This journey involves cross suspension bridges, walking past dense forests with rhododendron and bamboo and walking over raging rivers. On this journey, you also step on Ghorepani village and go for a wonderful hike to the Poonhill viewpoint to enjoy the panoramic views it has to offer. You will get the chance to see the amazing views of the Fishtail ranges, Annapurna ranges and the Dhaulagiri ranges with golden sun rays falling on the snow-clad peaks. This is an exhilarating adventure you will remember for the rest of your into the heart of Annapurna massifs.

Tour Highlights

  • Demanding trek requiring trekking experience and cardiovascular fitness
  • Adventurous journey ensuring complete safety
  • The difficulty of Annapurna Base Camp trek
  • Difficulties concerning lodging, weather, and food are some common difficulties nevertheless we take care of this.

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Itinerary

  • 1 Day
  • 2 Star Hotel

Upon your arrival to Kathmandu, w will be picked up by our representative at Ammonite Adventure and escorted to the hotel of your stay. Based on when you arrive, you can take rest and go explore the streets of Thamel as you please. Note that transportation till hotel is included in the package but an optional tip is not covered. No meals are covered. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • 1 Day
  • 2 Star Hotel

After a hearty breakfast, you will be accompanied by your tour guide to different sightseeing places around Kathmandu. The three tourist attractions you will see include the Pashupatinath temple, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Boudhanath Stupa.

Pashupatinath is an important religious and cultural site situated near the holy Bagmati river. People except Hindus are not allowed inside the main temple but you can explore other interesting things around the temple near the eastern bank of the river, Bagmati. This temple is popular all around the world.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square resides in one of the oldest city of Kathmandu, that is, Bhaktapur. In Bhaktapur Durbar Square, you will see the five-storied Nyatapola temple, Palace of Bhupatindra Malla, Bhairavnath temple, Batsala Mandir, the palace of 55 windows, Duttatraya temple and Pujari Muth.

Boudhanath Stupa is revered by Buddhists pilgrims and it is one of the holiest sites in Nepal. You can spot a lot of Buddhist pilgrims spinning the prayer wheels and praying here.

You can spend the rest of the time exploring the areas of Kathmandu and doing individual activities like shopping at Thamel and preparing for your trek.

Meals provided- Breakfast

Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • 6-7 Hours
  • 2 Star Hotel

Our representative from Ammonite adventure will receive you at the hotel and take you to the bus which takes you to Pokhara; this is going to be a seven hours’ scenic drive. The bus is going to stop for food and bathroom needs once in a while. You can stock up on water on this journey and hot food is available throughout.

You have the option to take a twenty minutes’ scenic flight to Pokhara if you want to. The cost of tickets is $110 per individual usually (without markup). The prices vary and we should check the availability as well.

Seven hours’ bus trip

Includes breakfast

Overnight stay at a hotel

  • 4-5 Hours
  • Guest House

You will be taken to Nayapul (1010 meters) via taxi and then we follow the Modi Khola for fifteen minutes to reach Birethanti (1015 meters) which is a big village with several teahouse and shops.

We follow the ABC trail and walk along the Bhrungdi Khola and then climb uphill to reach Hile (1430 meters). We climb again for some time to reach Tikhedhunga (1540 meters)

One hour drive and three hours trek

All meals are provided

Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

  • 5 Hours
  • Guest House

We climb up along a steep path to get to Ulleri (1960 meters) and then walk through lush green rhododendron and oka jungle to Banthanti (2210 meters). We walk past Nayathanti (2430 meters) and then walk for an hour to reach Ghorepani (2860 meters).

Five hours’ trek

All meals are provided

Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

  • 7 Hours
  • Guest House

On this day, we trek for around an hour to reach Poonhill (3193 meters); since we start early, it is going to be dark. We reach the viewpoint at Poonhill where we can enjoy an amazing view of the sunrise and the towering peaks on the backdrop glistening with the light of the sun.

We spend an hour here and then return to Ghorepani to enjoy a hearty breakfast. We move along the ridges and walk through rhododendron and pine jungle to reach Deurali (3106 meters). We move down to Ban Thanti (3180 meters) and then finally arrive at Tadapani (2630 meters).

Seven hours’ trek

All meals are provided

Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Tadapani

  • 5 Hours
  • Guest House

We move north-east as we move ahead to Chomrong (2170 meters). We head downhill and pass through beautiful rhododendron forest on our way.

Five hours’ trekking

All the meals are provided

Overnight stay at a guesthouse

  • 7 Hours
  • Guest House

We move along the Chomrong Khola which we cross by a suspension bridge. We move ahead to Khuldighar (2540 meters) where we find the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) visitor center. After clearing, we move ahead on a steep path which levels out later.

We pass the Avalanche Chutes which is on the north side of Bamboo and to the south of Dobhan. After crossing Dobhan, we further cross the Baraha temple and then finally reach Himalaya hotel which is at an altitude of 2920 meters.

Seven hours’ trek

All the meals are provided

Overnight stay at a guesthouse

  • 5 Hours
  • Guest House

We walk past rhododendron forest following the Modi river to reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp at 3700 meters. We stop at Hinku cave which used to be a site for camp and supply depot for Annapurna I expeditions before.

Note that MBC is not a base camp because climbing Machhapuchhre is not allowed.

Five hours’ trek

All the meals are provided

Overnight stay at a guesthouse

  • 1 Day
  • Guest House

To avoid Acute Mountain Sickness, we need to spend at least twenty-four hours at MBC with Annapurna base camp just half a kilometer ahead. The quick elevation can get risky so we stop here.

All the meals are provided

Overnight stay at a guesthouse

  • 3 Hours
  • Guest House

We start early to ascend to reach ABC (4130 meters). The trekking journey today is going to be strenuous and challenging but it will be worth the effort and time. Note that you could experience minor AMS effects.

Three hours’ trek

All the meals are provided

Overnight stay at a guesthouse

  • 5 Hours
  • Guest House

We descend to Bamboo early and the walk downhill is going to be fast and easy relative to climbing uphill.

Five hours’ trek

All the meals are provided

Overnight stay at a guesthouse

  • 1 Day
  • Guest House

We walk along the same old trail to reach Chomrong. We witness an experimental sheep farm as we pass Khuldighar. W walk through bamboo fields and rhododendron forest and then descend a steep path to reach Jhinu where we can take bath in natural hot springs and just relax.

Five hours’ trek

All the meals are provided

Overnight stay at a guesthouse

  • 5 Hours
  • 2 Star Hotel

We move along the Modi Khola on the right side for around four and a half hours to get to Birethanti. We reach Nayapul from there and drive back to Pokhara.

After checking into the hotel, we stroll around Pokhara and go on a boating trip to the popular Barahi temple which is situated on a small island around the lake. You have the choice to just rest instead of this guided tour.

One hour drive; four hours Pokhara exploration

Included breakfast

Overnight stay at a hotel

  • 8 Hours
  • 2 Star Hotel

After a hearty breakfast, we move out for a guided sightseeing tour in the city of lakes. An experienced city guide will accompany you and you will have the tour using a private vehicle. You will visit the major attractions of Pokhara including Davis fall, Gupteswor cave, Bindhabasnini temple, Tibetan refugee camps, World Peace Pagoda, Bindhabasni temple and Seti river gorges

The Bindhabasini temple is the main center for the old religious bazaar and this temple is revered by Hindus because of its dedication to goddess Bhagwati who is believed to be a manifestation of Shakti. The area around this temple has a fine picnic spot.

Davis Fall which is also called Patalo Chhango has a raging stream flowing here which comes from the lake Phewa and caves in and surges to a rock and then to a gorge. This is a famous tourist spot.

Guptshwor cave which is revered by people is two kilometers away from the Pokhara airport and has special meaning to the Hindus as Lord Shiva’s phallic symbol is preserved here.

Seti river gorge is a popular wonder of Pokhara which can be seen from the bridge in Mahendrapoo, Prithvi Highway and Bagar pool with raging river water and a deep gorge.

World Peace Stupa also called the Pokhara Shanti Stupa is a peace symbol which was created in Buddhist pagoda style. It is situated on the Ananda hill at 2100 meters. This spot has to offer the amazing sight of the Annapurna range, Fewa Lake, and the Pokhara city.

The Tibetan villages namely the Tashi Palkhel and Tashling village are popular for woolen carpets’ trade and production along with carpets and handicrafts. It is known that the first Tibetan settlers migrated to Nepal in this region during the 50s.

Eight hours’ exploration

Breakfast is provided

Overnight stay at the hotel

  • 7 Hours
  • 2 Star Hotel

We head back to Kathmandu in a seven hours’ bus ride or you can choose to fly back to Kathmandu via twenty minutes’ flight. The cost of tickets is $110 per individual usually (without markup). The prices vary and we should check the availability as well.

Seven hours’ bus trip

Includes breakfast

Overnight stay at a hotel

  • 1 Day
  • None

You can spend your time doing individual activities. If you decide on leaving Nepal, you will be transferred to the airport before your scheduled time; you will be accompanied by our representative at Ammonite adventure to the airport.

Breakfast is provided

What’s included/excluded

Included

  • The required budget for Annapurna Base Camp trek is $1400 which includes the given services:
  • An experienced guide (covers food, insurance, and accommodation)
  • Porter; one for two clients (covers food, insurance, and accommodation)
  • Ticket for Pokhara-Kathmandu via bus
  • Private vehicle for Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara
  • Accommodation facility at Kathmandu for two nights
  • Accommodation facility at Pokhara for two nights
  • Accommodation facility on a twin sharing basis at a tea house while trekking
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) permit
  • Important permit to National Parks

cancellation

Kindly contact your tour operator in case of cancellation

Good to know

Trip Code

ABC17

Trip Duration

Seventeen Days

Difficulty Level

Demanding

Maximum Elevation

4130 meters or 13550 feet

Beginning Point

Kathmandu

Ending Point

Kathmandu

Favorable Season

February-June and September- December