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Annapurna Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Enhance your experience with scenic lodges that offer the mystical sights of the Annapurna Glacier
  • Behold the culture, traditions, and typical living practices of Gurung people in Ghandruk village, along the waves of Modi Khola and walking through the forests with diverse flora and fauna.
  • Experience the winds through Rhododendron forests, passes and over glacier rivers and waterfalls, and allows spectacular views of sheer cliffs with rivers running below.
  • Walk through the Annapurna conservation area which is home to 1226 species of plants, 102 mammals, 474 birds, 22 amphibians.
  • Embrace the mesmerizing views of the breathtaking peaks Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, and more on this exhilarating Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Overview

About The Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

The Annapurna Base Camp is perched on a cloud-piercing height of 13,550 ft in the northern region of Nepal. Starting from Banthanti to Annapurna Base Camp offers a stunning opportunity to relish the breathtaking heights of giant Himalayan ranges.

The mountain ranges included in this tour bring you through Oak, Pine, Rhododendron, and lush green rice fields engraved with a diamond-like carpet of snow amidst majestic slopes of misty valleys. Since the Annapurna Base Camp Trek happens around a vast area of Annapurna Conservation Area. You'll be walking across the Modi river and discover some of the massive peaks of 7000-8000m.


Annapurna Base Camp Trek Nepal Quick Facts:

• Duration: 9D/8N 

• Maximum Altitude: 13,550 ft

• Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate-Difficult

• Approx. trekking distance: 67 Kms

• Temperature: Day: 15°C to 20 °C and Night: 0°C to 5°C

• Best Time To Trek Annapurna Base Camp: Feb to May, Oct to Dec.

• ATM: Pokhara

• Start Point/End Point: Pokhara.

How to Reach Pokhara:

By Air-

You can take a direct flight from New Delhi or other major cities of India to Kathmandu. Then you can fly to Pokhara directly from Kathmandu.

By Road-

Bus accessibility to Pokhara is available from Kathmandu and from Sunauli, which is next to the Indian border. Local buses that tend to be crowded are available at the New Bus Stand in Kathmandu. More luxurious tourist buses like the Greenline are available at Tourist Bus Station.

By Train-

Pokhara is not connected to any Railways.


Annapurna Base Camp Trek Package Inclusions:

• 2 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.

• All accommodation during the trek (lodge/tea house).

• Three Meals a day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) during the trek.

• Tea/Coffee (served in a cup).

• Annapurna trekking permits and Tims (Trekkers Security Card) permits are included in the Annapurna base camp trek package.

• A comprehensive medical kit

• Gov. licensed and well-trained English-speaking guide and his entire expenses.

• All required local tax and Gov tax.

• Trekking route Map.


Available Group Departures:

October : 2,9,16,23,30

November 6,13,20,27

December :4,11,18,25

More Details about Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Know Before You Go for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Backpack offloading charges – If you wish to offload your backpack, there will be an additional charge of Rs. 4,725 inclusive of tax. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs.
  • Transport to and from Pokhara – You will need to reach Pokhara on your own on Day 1 and arrange for your journey back from Pokhara on Day 9.
  • Food during transit – The trek fee does not include meals purchased during the journey from Pokhara to Ghandruk and the return drive from Syauli Bazaar to Pokhara.
  • Use of plug points in tea houses – Most tea houses allow the use electricity charging points at an extra cost – 100-300 NPR, with the cost being towards the higher side as you go farther into the trek.
  • Use of wifi and telephone in tea houses – You can buy wifi at all tea houses. Cost ranges from 200-300 NPR. The quality is not great. Major tea houses also have the facility to make calls.
  • Use of RO treated water – all tea houses provide free filtered drinking water. If you wish to use RO treated water, there is an additional charge of 50 NPR per bottle.
  • Buffer day: In case this is used, you have to pay us Rs. 3,250 per day (INR) + 5% GST for the buffer day. We will collect this only if we use the buffer day. The money will be collected by your trek leader.
  • Tip: Porters in Nepal expect to be tipped. The tip amount for people who offload their bags will be INR 1,000 per person. If you do not offload your bags, the tip amount will be INR 700 per person.
  • Suitcases/strolleys/duffel bags will not be allowed. Please note that last minute offloading will not be possible on this trek.
  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
  • Pay heed to the tour leaders or instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound experience.
  • Avoid treking during the nights.
  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the tour.
  • Budget at least Rs. 250 per person per day on bottled water.
  • The tour takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.
  • While visiting the temples, do obey proper dress-code and do not hurt the local sentiments of the places.

Things To Carry for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Rain cover
  • Warm clothes
  • Toilet paper & wipes
  • Walking stick
  • Water bottle
  • Backpack with waterproof linings
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Fleece jackets and thermals
  • Led torch (with extra batteries)
  • Mosquito & insect repellent
  • Walking shoes
  • Waterproof windcheater
  • Woollen cap, socks, mittens & scarf

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Top Reviews
15 Apr, 2019
Excellent
Manjunath Manjunath
The trekking was very good. Also as we had a small group all the arrangements were good. As we did not expected more snow it was fun walking in snow for full day to reach the ABC. The view was spectacular at the base camp and got quiet good photos. Guide/Porter was very co-operating and helped us a lot while walking in the snow (as we did not had proper shoes to trek in snow :) )
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30 Aug, 2019
Excellent
Lavanya Lavanya
The trek was exhilarating! Since we went during off-season/ monsoon season, it was not as crowded as every one told it generally is. We were just two women in our group, and the guide and porter were very helpful and friendly. However, we felt the communication could have been more proactive from the vendor agency. But the arrangements came together in the end, so no issues. Thrillophilia's rating for difficulty level is apt. This trek is not for anyone who doesn't work out on a daily basis. But as the trek gets difficult, so do the rewards, in terms of the views. Overall, it was everything I wanted and more, I loved the experience of the trek and had no difficulties along the way. I wanted a thrilling and difficult trek, full of breathtaking moments, filled with peace and quiet, so I got that and a sense of being close to heaven and the gods!

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Pokhara (820m/2,690ft)
  • On the first day, you will have to arrive in Pokhara, where the representative will meet you and take you to the accommodation.
  • Overnight at Pokhara for acclimatization.
  • Meals included- None.
Day 2
Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6,364ft) 6-7 hour
  • Marking the first day of the trek, you will start with a short bus to Nayapul where the trekking begins.
  • You will first trek downhill to Birethanti by crossing the suspension bridge built over the Bhurungdi River. This small village is where you will be signing formalities with the authorities.
  • Following this, the trek starts to climb upwards towards Ghandruk via Chane. The trek to Ghandruk is initially flat along the Modi River, before winding till Kimche and rising till Ghandruk.
  • Spend the evening in the village and sleep overnight at a lodge in Ghandruk.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Trek from Ghandruk to Sinuwa (2,360m/7,742ft) 6-7 hour
  • This morning, we will leave the village of Ghandruk behind as we begin the trek towards Sinuwa.
  • The 6 to 7 hours long trek first goes along the Modi River, before diverting away and climbing towards the destination. You will be crossing several boulders before coming across a bridge on the Kimrong River.
  • The trail then becomes steep till you reach Gurung Village, in Chhomrong by crossing Jhinu Danda. At Chhomrong, we will cross a bridge over the Chhomrong River.
  • As we hike to Sinuwa from here, the views of forests of bamboo, rhododendron, and oak forests will be really mesmerizing.
  • Overnight at a lodge in Sinuwa.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 4
Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali (3,230m/10,597ft) 6-7 hours
  • The trek today starts from Sinuwa on a very easy note till we reach Kuldhigar.
  • At this point, a steep stone staircase will lead you Dobhan through a suspension bridge crossing. The trek for the day is lined by bamboo, rhododendron, and Oak forest.
  • After hiking through the valley to Himalaya and Hinku Cave, you will be reaching Deurali, which is the destination for the day.
  • Overnight at a lodge in Deurali.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,549ft) 6-7 hours
  • This day is going to be the most wonderful as we begin on the final stretch towards the Annapurna Base Camp.
  • A simple walk along the River Modi will bring us to Bagar. Bagar is the starting point of the trek to Machhapuchare base camp (3,700m).
  • After an hour of rest at Machhapuchare and spending some time looking at some of the most majestic peaks towering above 7000-8000m, we will begin the trek that leads us to the Annapurna Sanctuary.
  • After hiking a little more, we will arrive at the base camp of the South Annapurna. Spend some time looking at the 360-degree views of some of the highest mountains in the world around you.
  • Overnight at a lodge in the Annapurna Base Camp
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,340m/7,677ft) 6-7 hours
  • After spending some more time in the sanctuary, you will be retracing your steps to reach Bamboo via Bagar, Deurali and Dobhan.
  • You will pass many waterfalls, caves, temples, and forests of rhododendron, oak, and bamboo.
  • Overnight at a lodge in Bamboo
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Hot Spring (1,780m/5,839ft) 6-7 hours
  • The morning begins with a hike from Bamboo to Kuldhigar to visit the office of ACAP.
  • From here, you will hike down to a bridge over the Chhomrong River after passing Sinuwa. Crossing the bridge brings you to Gurung Village.
  • A steep hike downhill will bring you to Jhinu Danda, where you can relax and unwind in the hot springs after a long day of trekking
  • Overnight at a lodge in Jhinu Danda.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Trek from Jhinu Hot Spring to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft) 7 hours
  • You will begin the day's trek by crossing the bridge on the Modi River. You will pass many forests and village settlements before arriving at Syauli Bazaar.
  • Syauli Bazaar marks that point of the trek where the terrain becomes flat till Nayapul. A small hike from here will take you to the offices where you can perform the check-out formalities with the authorities.
  • After this, you will be crossing the suspension bridge on the Bhurungdi River to arrive at Nayapul, from where the bus will take you back to Pokhara.
  • Spend the evening at leisure, exploring Pokhara.
  • Overnight at Pokhara accommodation.
Day 9
Check-out and fly back
  • This morning, you will check out the accommodation and bring the experience to an end.
  • You can then move onto your onward journey

Select Package Option


Price Includes
  • Stay

    All accommodation during the trek (lodge/tea house) included.


  • Meals

    Three meals a day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) during the trek.


  • Activities

    Trekking.

  • Guide

    Gov. licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses.


  • Taxes

    All required local tax and Gov tax.


  • Permits

    Annapurna trekking permits and Tims (Trekkers Security Card) permits.


Annapurna Base Camp Trek Map

Starting Point
Pokhara
Pokhara, Nepal