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12

Grade

Moderate

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Annapurna base camp trek (ABC) is one of the most liked destinations for trekking in Nepal. Rich biodiversity, beautiful culture and presence of the mountains make this trek blissful. The aura is set by the ethnic communities settled throughout the trek. Furthermore, the teahouses add to the beauty of this trek. Furthermore, it is the locals who operate and take care majority of the teahouses on the trail. These teahouses offer modestly comfortable accommodation, warm meals and beautiful folklores. The combination of mountains and locals make this trek like no other treks in Nepal.

Annapurna base camp (ABC) trek is a premier trek in Nepal for over 2 decades. Even in the present day this trek is one of the finest. Thousands of trekkers visit this destination every year because of its accessibility. Also, the trek offers several trek put in and exit destination option. Even with the construction of roadways, this trek offers an alternative trail to dodge the construction. On the other hand, this trek also combines other natural element. Natural hot water spring

Annapurna base camp trek is no doubt one of the best short treks that traverses a huge variety of terrain. Walking through the rice terrace of the lower land to the glacier moraine is eye catching. The views of highest Himalayas on earth as well will be awe – inspiring moment for you. You will get a chance to see two of the highest mountains in the world and also the rare biodiversity. This region is home to the indigenous tribe of Gurkhas. Hence, you will have an opportunity to live their rich life and joyous celebration. Furthermore, you can indulge on their cuisine and enjoy home brewed liquor. You will witness their festivals and a different way of life. Come make memories on Annapurna Base camp trek. Book this trek today!

trip overview

Trip Code: BT-126 Total Duration: 12 days
Destination: Annapurna Region Best Time: March - May & Sept - Dec
Trip Grade: Moderate Group Size: 1 - 12
Max Elevation: 4300

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Arrival and Hotel/Hostel Transfer

Thank you for choosing Annapurna base camp trek as your next adventure destination! On this day you arrive to Kathmandu and we transfer you to your accommodation. You rest and rejuvenate for days to come. You can as well explore the surrounding and get to know a little about the country and culture.

Accommodation

  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast only

Trek Preparation and last minute shopping

You will meet your trek leader on this day and he would brief you about trekking in Nepal and your chosen destination. Meanwhile, the back office staff will prepare all required permits for your trekking. later in the day, you will do the last minute shopping for your trekking along with your guide. While our back office staff get ready preparing permits from the government offices, our guides help you get acquainted with the country by taking you to the most happening market in Kathmandu.

Accommodation

  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast only

Bus to Pokhara(8,20m/2,690ft)

On this day we have our breakfast by 6:00 a.m. in the morning and head towards tourist Bus Park at Thamel and board a tourist bus to Pokhara. The bus ride will take around 7 hours through curvy roads of hilly terrain with couple of breaks in between for snacks and lunch. The drive to Pokhara on one of the major highways is exhilarating with beautiful views of never leaving tributaries, lush green hills and roadside settlements.

Accommodation

  • Hotel in Pokhara ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast only

Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk(1,940m/6,360 ft): 5 - 6 hours

We head out early on curvy country road for around 1.5 hours until we reach Nayapul. The trek on foot starts from here and as soon as we cross the confluence of Modi river over a rustic bridge. Once on foot and half an hour later we get our permits checked in the village of Birethanti and move further. The first day of trek is easy compared with days to come and very short. With breaks in between, we trek for 4 hours, until we arrive at Ghandruk. The difficult section is the 2500 man made steps all the way to Ghandruk. Overnight in Ghandruk.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2,170m/7,120ft): 5 - 6 hours

On a clear day we wake up with splendid views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre, from Ghandruk. We ascend for the first 2 and half hours to Kimrong Dada and then steeply descend 2 hours to Kimrong Khola and then finally accent on famous steps to Chomrong for 3 hours. Most of the walking is done in lush green subtropical forest. Overnight in Chhomrong.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Chomrong to Himalaya(2,310m/7,578ft): 4 - 5 hours

Today is one of the difficult days in the Annapurna base camp trek and one of the longest, with multiple ascents. Starting the day early, it would take around 8 hours to reach himalaya. As soon as we embark on the trails from Chomrong we walk steep downhill until an old suspension bridge. After the bridge we walk on steep hills, on man crafted beautiful slate trails for over 2 hours until we reach bamboo. In this section of the trail we often walk through dense forest of bamboo, oak, rhododendron and dotted fern. Further down the trail, after lunch, we walk for just over 3 hours to reach Himalaya. Bamboo to Dovan and dovan to Himalaya as well is uphill walk.  Overnight in Himalaya.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Himalaya to Machhapuchhre Base Camp(3,700m/12,139ft): 4 -5 hours

We start the day by hiking a pleasant ascend, making our way through streams and falls until a steep ascend to Hinku and further small but steep hike to Deurali. Immediately after Deurali, the damp trees of lush green forest change into more dry and grassy land. The trail is more relaxed from here onwards but undergoes one of the most adventurous section being it prone to avalanche. The views of distant Machhapuchhre becomes more dominant and we get the first glimpse of majestic Annapurna. On this day we start to feel the effect of altitude. Overnight at Machhapuchhre base camp.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

MBC to ABC (4,130m/13,550ft): 3 – 4 hours

The trek to Annapurna base camp (ABC)  from Machhapuchhre base Camp (MBC) takes over 2.5 hours. The walk is basically easier compared to days earlier and the incline is gradual. The views of Hiunchuli, Annapurna Dakshin, Annapurna I, Tent Peak, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Barasinga, Machhapuchhre and few others  is very impressive. Overnight at ABC

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

ABC to Bamboo(2,310m/7,579ft): 5 – 6 hours

After taking breakfast at regular time, we trek the same route to Annapurna base camp on the previous day. We first head to MBC followed by Deurali, Himalaya, Dovan and finally Bamboo. We descend for almost 7 hours until we reach Bamboo. Alike every day, we take frequent breaks in between the initial point and final destination. After a long day on trails we rest at a teahouse in Bamboo.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Bamboo to Jhinu dada(1,780m/5,840ft): 5 – 6 Hours

Down through the rivers, crossing streams and bridges and steep uphill for almost 1 hour, we enjoy majority of our trails through lush green forest. Most of this day's walk is on flat trails with gentle up’s and down’s except for one final steep climb for half an hour to Chomrong. We take steep trail downwards from Chomrong to Jhinu danda where waits natural hot springs.  We have possibility of enjoying the natural hot springs and rejuvenating for the rest of our journey.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Jhinu dada to Nayapul to pokhara(820m/2,690ft): 4 hours of walk, 1.5 hours of jeep ride.

From Jhinu Danda the trails are easier, ascend and descend is very effortless. We make our way through rustic bridges, patch of villages and jeep tracks. We finally checkout from ACAP at Birethanti and walk around 15 minutes to Nayapul At Nayapul we board our vehicle and drive an hour back to Pokhara. By the time we reach Pokhara it is around 5, we can enjoy walking around the Phewa Lake or rest, as per our preference.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 2 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch  or  any one item from the menu.)

Pokhara to Kathmandu(6 hours drive)

The bus ride takes around 7 hours to Kathmandu. The bus traverses through beautiful lush green hills and views of mountains (only in season). Once we reach Kathmandu we transfer you to your accommodation and hence officially come to the end of Annapurna base camp trek.

Accommodation

  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast only

cost includes

  • All government and local taxes
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Trekking Guide
  • All accommodations on the trails and  3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu )
  • 3 Cups Tea while on the Trail ( in most of the places where applicable)
  • Best available local lodges / Teahouse  in mountain
  • Taxi to and from airport
  • Certificate of trek Completion
  • Porters

cost excluded

  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, mineral water  etc)
  • Additional food
  • Tips for guide
  • Anything else that is not mentioned on what is included

cost & dates

Important Notes

  • Please bring 2 passport size photographs for your trekking permit to the group meeting.

Essential Trip Information

  • The trip begins from Kathmandu
  • You need to arrive at least 2 days prior to your scheduled trek initiation date
  • You will begin your trip from day 2 of your arrival and only after signing necessary formalities
  • You need to bring along at least 2 passport sized pictures and hand it to the company on day 2.
  • In case of trek cancellation or trek forfeit due to unseen circumstances, we shall compensate with an alternate itinerary or activities.
  • You need to bring along at least 500 dollars additional in cash. The funds will help you in case of delayed flights or unseen circumstances
  • You need to aware of the company of any medical conditions developed recently
  • You need to be of age 15 and above to join this trip
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Anapurna impresionante

Recomiendo a todos los que esten pensando hacer un viaje a Nepal, animaros hacer un treking, yo personalmente hize el de Anapurna, y mas suerte no e podido tener con mi guia Uzol, es un apasionado de la montaña y conoce todo a la perfeccion, fui a sitios espectaculares donde esta la gente autoctona de la zona. Para mi eso eso fue genial por que es realmente lo bonito el poder estar con todos los afortunados q viven hay.

Yo con el ingles dire que mas bien poco, y el con su buen humor y sonrrisa hacia que todo fuera perfecto. Recomiendo a Uzol como guia por que es ecxelente.... Pero como persona mas.

Thank you Jessy! The trip was no doubt very wonderful and you along with Eduardo made it out of the world.

Probably best in Nepal

Even thought this was a off season trek. I had wonderful time traveling with Dev. He had knowledge of almost everything i asked to him and was a beautiful companion to travel with.

Thank you for your review! The trekking was no doubt wonderful but what you did after the trek by helping people who suffered from the 2015 earthquake was more inspiring.

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