10 Days Budget Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Tour Details

  • 10 Days(s)

  • Guided Trek

  • English

  • 4130 meters

overview

One of the best budget-friendly and exhilarating trek in Nepal is the 10 Days Budget Annapurna Base Camp Trek. It's the best way to explore the Annapurna Sanctuary within a short time and is highly recommended for travellers of all ages.

The trip is one of a kind and lets you explore the diverse landscape and culture of the region, surrounded by rugged mountains, terraced fields and Gurung villages along the way.

The main aim of the trip is to reach the base camp of Mt. Annapurna (4,130 m) passing through the foothills of Mt. Machhapuchre (Fishtail).

The sanctuary is surrounded by a circle of snow-capped peaks which have a height of more than 7,000 metres and receives only 7 hrs of sunlight. The area is covered in dense tropical jungles ladened with Nepal's national flower rhododendron and bamboos.

Besides the trekking attributes, Annapurna region is also believed to be the home os several Hindu and Buddhist deities.

Tour Highlights

  • Views of the world's tallest mountains
  • Walk to Tikhedhunga and Ghorepani
  • Explore the natural beauty of the Annapurna Region
  • Leisure time in Ghandruk

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Itinerary

  • 1 Hour
  • 3 Star Hotel

Upon arrival at Nepal's international airport, our representative will be present and escort you to the hotel.

Later in the evening, you'll be briefed on the trip.

Stay overnight at Thamel Eco Resort or in something similar.

  • 6 Hour
  • 3 Star Hotel

Take a 6 hrs drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu. On the way, you come across places like Munglin, Kurintar, Dumre, etc.. 

We reach Pokhara by evening, and you can spend the rest of the time exploring around Phewa Taal (Lake) and Lakeside.

Stay overnight at Hotel Third Pole or something similar.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

After an early breakfast, we drive from Pokhara to Modktu. We reach Siwai in about 3hrs after passing Naudanda, Nayapul, and Birethanti.

While on the trail we come across many small settlements, then cross a suspension bridge above Kimrong Khola. We then reach Jhinu Danda and start moving uphill towards Chhomrong. 

Enjoy the picturesque views of Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Hinchuli, Annapurna III, and many others. Chhomrong is the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp and is the largest Gurung village in the region.

The place features several guesthouses and teahouses for trekkers and mountain climbers who are on their way to the base camp.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

We start early today and walk downhill towards a small river and then cross a bridge that leads us to Sinuwa (2,330 m).

Pass the green lust forests full of oaks and rhododendrons to reach Bamboo.

A slow walk uphill from Bamboo and we reach Dovan after which we follow the Modi River to reach Himalaya Hotel, just beneath the foothills of Himchuli (6,441 m).

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

From Himalaya Hotel we move towards Hinko Cave from we descend to Deurali.

After Deurali we move uphill following Modi River to reach Machhapuchre Base Camp (3,700 m) just below northern side of the Fishtail Mountain. 
Have lunch at MBC and then enter the Annapurna Sanctuary where our final destination Annapurna Base Camp is located. After 2 hours of walk, we reach the highest point of our entire trek, 4,130 m.

Enjoy the panoramic views of mountains around you like Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna III (7,555 m), Gangapurna (7,455 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m)

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

Enjoy the sunrise from Annapurna Base Camp, and after breakfast, we head 1,700 m down to Modi Khola near Bamboo. 

The village has a few lodges and teahouses.

Stay overnight at a teahouse in Bamboo.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

Today we set our destination for Jhinu Danda (1,690 m). We first walk uphill to Kuldhigar (2,540 m) to the office of ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) and visitor centre is located.

Then move down to the suspension over Chomrong River passing Sinuwa.

Reach Chomrong village and take a straight hike down to Jhinu Danda.

Jhinu Hot Spring is located just 20 minutes away from Jhinu Danda.

Relax at the hot spring bathing pool.

Stay overnight at a lodge in Jhinu Danda.

  • 6 Hour
  • 3 Star Hotel

Trek down to Nayapul and then take a private cab or a local bus back to Pokhara.

Stay overnight at Hotel Third Pole.

  • 6 Hour
  • 3 Star Hotel

Take an early morning tourist bus back to Kathmandu.

Evening: Nepali Cultural dinner followed by a live Nepalese cultural show at a Nepali restaurant (complimentary).

Stay overnight at Thamel Eco Resort or in something similar.

  • 1 Hour
  • None

Being the last day in Nepal, enjoy your free time in the city before heading to the airport for departure.

What’s included/excluded

Included

  • Pick up and drop off at the airport via private taxi/van/bus
  • Lodging facilities in Kathmandu (on arrival and before departure)
  • Two-night accommodation in Pokhara (the first night of the trek and on the last day)
  • Transportation by an aeroplane or a tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back. Car rental charge from Pokhara to the trek's starting point and from the endpoint to Pokhara
  • Accommodations at hotels/lodges/teahouse during the trip
  • An English speaking experienced travel guide and porter (one porter for two trekkers)
  • Emergency rescue helicopter service or ambulance by the travel insurance provider
  • TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System) card
  • Government taxes/vats/service charges

Excluded

  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in the course of the trek
  • Personal expenses like bar bills, water, tea/coffee, snacks, hot shower, battery recharge, and laundry services
  • Personal clothing items and gears, sleeping bags, and down jackets
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Tips for the travel guide and porter

cancellation

No cancellation fees for clients who cancel their trek before 30 days of departure. Deposits made are non-refundable after the passing of the deadline.

Good to know

Carry all necessary legal documents to prove your identity. The assigned porter carry weight within 20-25 kg from your main bag. It's advisable always to carry your daypack so you can have easy access to necessary items like camera, medical kit, etc..

Clothing Items

  • Fibre-filled down jackets and sweaters
  • Insulated hiking pants
  • Nylon pants and jackets
  • T-shirts and bouse
  • Hiking skirts for women and shorts for men
  • Raincoat, poncho, waterproof jacket
  • Long thermal underwears
  • Woollen headwears and gloves
  • Sunhat and swimwears

Footwear

  • Lightweight hiking /trekking boots or trainers
  • Thick woollen socks
  • Thin cotton socks to before beneath the woollen socks
  • Down booties (optional)

Other necessary equipment

  • Backpack or daypack
  • Maps, compass, altimeter, guidebooks
  • Towels and toiletries
  • Sunscreen/sunblock (15+SPF)
  • Water purifying filters or tablets
  • Personal medical supplies
  • Sunglasses and straps
  • Hiking poles