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Annapurna Basecamp Trek

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  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  • Max People : 16
  • Wifi Available
  • Daily Tour
  • Min Age : N/A
  • Pickup at Kathmandu

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the best trekking trails with a beautiful natural Environment, Various panoramic Himalayas ranges, culture, Festivals, and different ancient heritages, which lead towards 4,130 meters (13,549ft) altitude. Annapurna trekking region in Nepal has been recognized as a paradise. Annapurna trekking region is a very popular area that offers a dramatic trekking experience for trekkers from all over the world. Trekking in the Annapurna region is one of the most famous and popular destinations in Nepal. The area is dominated by the presence of peaks and mountains like the Annapurna Ranges, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Machhapuchre (Fishtail Mountain), etc. These mountains loom in the distance throughout your trek, giving you a true Himalayan experience and lots of enjoyment. Trekking through the lowland villages and mountain communities will expose you to the variety of different cultures of the Gurung, Magars, Manangi, Thakali people, and other local ethnic groups.

The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a trek in the Annapurna region that commonly starts or finishes in either Phedi or Nayapul and reaches the Annapurna Base Camp. Take a bus to either Phedi or Nayapul. There is a myriad of trails that traverse the Annapurna and lead to Chomrong from where there is only one path up to Annapurna Base Camp. Nayapul is marked by a collection of roadside shacks that function as bus/taxi stops backed by a slightly more substantial village that has a jeep track through the middle of it.

Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu Pick and drop at Kathmandu

Departure Time

4 hours prior to the flight and 3 hours for Train Journey.

Tour Route

Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapool-Ghorepani-Poonhill-Tadapani-Chhomrong-Machapuchhray-Annapurna-Jhinu Danda-Pothana-Phedi-Pokhara-Kathmandu

Hotel/Camp Sites

All Accommodation in 3-star Hotel/ Camping/Lodge/Tea House and Farm House stay.

Transportation for Tour

1 to 2 Pax SUV Car | 2 to 8 Pax: Toyota Hiace Bus | 8 to 16 pax: Toyota Coaster Bus.

Proffessional Tour/Trek Guide

Local English Speaking Guide expert in Local tradition and Culture.

Meals

First-day L/D and last day only breakfast before Departure. All meals during Tour. Please reconfirm with us.

Price Includes

  • Air fares
  • All transportation in destination location
  • All Hotels in 3 star/ Camping/Cooks/Tents
  • Personal comfortable, clean and safe vehicle with reliable Tibetan local driver; vehicle ranging from 4WD land cruiser to minibus depending on your group size.
  • All meals listed in the above itinerary

Price Excludes

  • International flight to and out of Nepal
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Domestic flight not listed in the itinerary. (We can provide you the domestic flight booking service at the BEST discount price; please contact us our travel experts for the details.)
  • Tips for Guide/Driver
  • Nepal Visa
  • Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks etc.
Why Explore Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal?
  • Get the best Mountains View of Nepal
  • Panchase area are very biodiverse, and much of it is classified as protected forest.
  • Discover varieties of Orchids
  • Enjoy the boating at Pokhara.
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal

Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.

Kathmandu Tour takes you to the finest collection of rich cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. Many cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu are listed on the list of world heritage sites by UNESCO. The monuments, the artifacts, the architecture, crafts, temples, everything that surrounds the heritages sites are fascinating. Hence, these tours allow travelers to observe ancient and important religious figures.

This tour showcases the historic center of old Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur in an open-air architectural museum of magnificent medieval temples. This sacred heart of the city lets you explore the spectacular Newari culture and its historic background. Every place that you will visit on this tour is breathtaking simply because of its intricate designs and handiworks. Even the small corners and the alleyways filled with small to great temples will enthrall you. Over Night at Hotel.

Day 2DRIVE TO POKHARA (850m|2,788ft) 7-8 HRS

Pokhara; the city of magnificence is truly a jewel that has made it the best tourist
destination in Nepal. Throughout 6/7 hours drive to Pokhara, you will find the scenario
to observe the beautiful landscapes, farm fields, and water bodies occasionally; sometimes
to the left and sometimes to the right of your vehicle seat.
Upon reaching Pokhara in the evening, the view of mountains like Dhaulagiri, Manaslu,
Annapurna ranges and the shadows of hills and Machhapuchre Mountain in the
sparkling water of peaceful Fewa Lake will mesmerize you. If you still have some time
remaining, the lakeside bestows you with plenty of restaurants where you can enjoy live
music performances and light snacks.
Overnight in Pokhara. (B).

Day 3DRIVE POKHARA TO NAYA POOL (1,070m|3,510ft). 1-2 HRS. TREK TO TIKHEDHUNA (1,080m 3,543ft). 3-4 HRS.

“Tikhe Dhunga” in Nepali which means a “sharp stone or rock” is the place you are going
to stay overnight on this day. The first activity we will do is drive to Nayapul through the
village Lumle from where the actual trek adventure starts. Visit the gorgeous
village; Birethanti which has small shops and tea houses followed by the place called
Ramghai where we will have lunch and continue marching upwards until we reach Tikhe
Dhunga. Throughout the way from Nayapul to Tikhe Dhunga, you will be able to take
pleasure in the hilly views, the small sparkling river due to the sunrays, of the chirping
sounds of the birds as evening approaches you, and many more.
Overnight in Tirkedhunga. Lodge/Tea-House. (B, L, D).

Day 04Annapurna Base Camp Trek Begins-TIKHEDHUNGA - GHOREPANI (2,860m|9,383ft). 6-7 HRS

After breakfast in Tikhe Dhunga, we will cross a stream on a suspension bridge near
the campsite and follow the trail that mounts a vertical stone staircase (which has about
3300 strides) to the large Magar village of Ulleri at 2080m. From the Magar village, the
trail slowly directs you uphill through farming lands and small houses and will take you to
a campsite where you can rest for a while. The trail encloses two dazzling watercourses
before we climb to Nangethanti which will be our lunch spot for the day. Thanti is a Nepali
word that stands for “rest house”. From Nangethanti we will scale up to Ghorepani at
2850m, from where we can observe the startling panoramic view of Dhaulagiri I (8167m),
Tukuche Nilgiri (6940m) Annapurna I (8091m) Hiunchuli (6441m) and more.
Overnight in Ghorepani. Lodge/Tea-House. (B, L, D).

Day 05EARLY MORNING HIKE TO POON HILL (3,210m|10,531ft). AND TREK TO TADAPANI (2,630m|8,628ft). 6-7 HRS.

To view the sunrise, will get up early this morning for our hike to Poon Hill
(3180m/10430ft) to reach there before the yellow luminous views of Annapurna and the
Dhaulagiri Ranges gets missed out. The panoramic view of the snow-capped mountain
peaks like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Varaha
Shikhar (7847 m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Annapurna III
(7855m), Machhapuchhare (6993 m), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Annapurna II (7937 m)
and Lamjung Himal (6931 m) will energize you to scale up even more.  After enjoying and
taking some pictures with stunning backgrounds we will again come back to Ghorepani to
treat our belly with a hot breakfast. Embracing all the beauties you will see around, we will
continue to walk uphill and finally conclude our day in Tadapani.
Overnight in Tadapani. Lodge/Tea-House. (B, L, D)

Day 06TADAPANI - CHHOMRONG (2,170m|7,119ft). 6-7 HRS.

A village that is mostly inhabited by Gurung ethnicity and is also the entrance to the
Annapurna Sanctuary is known as the home to diverse types of exotic flora and fauna.
Various species of birds will entertain you with their tweeting music throughout the way.
The generous welcome performed by the Gurung people there will elevate your heart
with bliss. Moreover, the blossoming Rhododendrons and dense oak forests, riotous
woodland will accompany you on your journey.
Overnight in Chhomrong. Lodge/Tea-House. (B, L, D)

Day 07CHHOMRONG - HIMALAYA HOTEL (2,929m|9,609ft). 5-6 HRS.

After descending to the suspension bridge over the Chomrong Khola you hike the undulating trail to the small hamlet of Dobhan via the villages of Sinuwa, Kuldihar and Bamboo. About half an hour past Dobhan a shrine that is the sacred home of the deity
Panchhi Baraha and next to it is a view of an impressive waterfall. Passing the Modi Khola the trail goes steeply up to Himalaya Hotel for your night halt.
Overnight in Himalaya Hotel. Lodge/Tea-House. (B, L, D)

Day 08HIMALAYA HOTEL - MACCHAPUCHARE BC (3,700m|12,139ft). 5-6 HRS.

Today, we trek through rocky trails that lead us to Bagar. The trails are steep, so we
need to walk with caution. From Bagar, we ascend gently to Machhapuchhre Base
Camp.
After 5 hours of trek, we reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp which hosts the stunning
view of Machhapuchhre (6993m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna I (8091m) Annapurna
South (7219m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7454m), and the other Himalayas.
Overnight at Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Lodge/Tea-House. (B, L, D)

Day 09MACHHAPUCHARE BC - ANNAPURNA BC (4,130m|13,549ft). 6-7 HRS.

The path up to the base camp is moderately steep and you will find this stretch very pleasant as you gently stroll along the river through tranquil meadows with many boulders to rest upon and gaze in awe at the surrounding peaks. From here the
panorama is breath taking, Annapurna I rears above a rubble covered glacier while to the south Himchuli and Annapurna South loom ominously whilst Machhapuchre (Mt. Fishtail) appears quite magnificent. For a view of Gangapurna climb the moraine with a few rock cairns to the south.
Overnight in Annapurna BC. Lodge/Tea-House. (B, L, D)

Day 10ANNAPURNA BC - BAMBOO CAMP (2,310m|7,578ft). 6-7 HRS.

From the Annapurna base camp we retrace our steps back 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 camp. Lodge/Tea-House. (B, L, D).

Day 11BAMBOO CAMP - JHINU DANDA (HOT SPRING) (1,780m|5,839ft). 5-6 HRS.

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.
Overnight in Jhinu Danda. Lodge/Tea-House. (B, L, D).

Day 12JHINU DANDA - POTHANA (1,890m|6,200ft). 6-7 HRS.

From Bamboo camp, 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 Pothana. Lodge/Tea-House. (B, L, D)

Day 13POTHANA - PHEDI (1,130m|3,707ft) 3-4 HRS AND DRIVE BACK TO POKHARA (820m|2,788ft). 1 HR

Although our last day of trekking is just a short 3 hour journey downhill to Phedi, nothing
in this valley is really “easy”. The first part of the trail is a pleasant walk through the
woods.  We then begin to see the signs of “civilization”, or at least bigger towns and
roads. Still, this route is not as heavily traveled as some of the trails we have seen. We
will reach at the road point where our driver will be waiting for us and Drive to Pokhara.
Overnight in Pokhara. (B, L)

Day 14DRIVE FROM POKHARA TO KATHMANDU (1,350m|4,429ft). 7-8 HRS

Explore Thamel area and enjoy the farewell dinner.

Day 15KATHMANDU TO AIRPORT AND See Off

Today our guide and driver will see you off to the airport. Your Annapurna Base camp trekl ends here today. Tashi Delek and Namastay.

Annapurna Trek Map
FAQ

When is the best time to Trek Annapurna Base Camp?

The best time to visit Nepal is in spring and autumn, which are from April to May and September to October. During these times there is little rain to interrupt your tour in Nepal.

How long does it take to complete Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The hiking trail to Annapurna Base Camp is accessible from several trailheads and depending on your route the duration is between 6 and 12 days.

How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Annapurna Base Camp trekking is a moderate trek even though it has various obstacles. This trek is not too strenuous. It has some sort of difficulties like steep and rugged trekking trails, walking over stone stairs, continuous walking of 5 to 6 hours per day, and so on.

What is cancellation policy?

Please check our cancellation policy for Tibet Travel Plan.

Is Annapurna Base Camp Trek for beginner?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is suitable for beginners who are hiking in the Himalayan zone for the first time. Every person with a normal fitness level can walk 5 to 6 hours a day may join Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Do You need oxygen to climb Annapurna Base Camp trek?

With high altitude comes extreme weather, cold climate, and the risk of altitude sickness. All these factors combined make the Annapurna trek difficult level to strenuous. Being able to do so without any oxygen is a feat in and of itself. A French expedition led by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal climbed Mt.

What is the best time to trek Annapurna Base Camp?

The best months to trek to Annapurna base camp are pre-monsoon are February, March, April and May. If you are set on trekking post monsoon, we high recommend trekking in late September, October, November and December, furthermore early September is also an option but we prefer the months listed above.

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