Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek one of life time holiday experience!
Annapurna Base Camp Trek probably the best legendary and classical treks in the world offers breathe stopping Mountain View, give opportunity to experience the typical Nepali village, local people and their way of living traditional life in Himalaya of Nepal. The Annapurna Base Camp route goes passing through spectacular and tranquil landscapes, charming Gurung and Magar villages, lush green Rhododendron, bamboo and alpine forests to the trip’s last and final destination, Annapurna Base Camp at the height of 4130m (13546ft.)

Natural Experience

The trail is equally a delight for natural experiences. On the third day of our trekking, we leave our luggage in hotel at Ghorepani for Poon Hill excursion before dawn to catch the spectacular sun rise. Poon Hill is one of the best viewpoints in this trek for a sun-rise view and mountain vista. Mount Dhaulagiri, the Annapurna Range and Mount Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain) to the northern part and the Butterfly Peaks in the far western part are all visible from atop Poon Hill. (SHOULD YOU SAY SOMETHING ABOUT WHAT YOU SEE WHEN YOU REACH ABC, in this part?). Finding yourself in the base giant Annapurna I (8091m) with 360 degree Mountain View is terrifically beautiful that is beyond your imagination that is an unforgettable lifetime mountain holiday experience in Nepal.

Hot springs
There is a natural hot spring near Jhinu Danda, you can cleanse yourself spiritually in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that ease away your aches and pains.

People and Culture

The locals we will encounter in Annapurna Base Camp Route are mix ethnic groups; there are Brahmans and Chhetris in lower elevations and Mongoloid Himalayan people in Himalaya. Mostly there are Gurung and Magar people in the area, famous for Gurkha regiment. If you would like to explore more cultural and traditional heritages in Himalaya then Wilderness Excursion suggest you to trek to Langtang, Manaslu, and Everest region. But no doubt that Annapurna is the best for scenery as some 55000 people trek there every year.

Getting there and away
Like most of the Annapurna treks except Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp Trek also starts and ends in Pokhara - second biggest city and naturally blessed place to relax after the big hike in Annapurna. It is 200km to west from Kathmandu. All domestic airlines run several fligts daily from Kathmandu to Pokhara which cost USD 121.00 per person. About 7-8 hours drive by tourist bus. Local buses and micro buses leave every one hour from Kathmandu till 3pm. Green Line Buses (USD 25.00 per person) and other tourist buses lives every morning. Wilderness Excursion arrange and handle everything on your request.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary
Annapurna Base Camp (ABC in short form) Trek itinerary will be 7 to 12 days from/to Pokhara and 2 days transportation day from/to Kathmandu depending on your time and level of your physical fitness. Most of the people trek to Annapurna Base Camp via Ghorepani Poon Hill which is relaxing and allows you to get acclimatized and the itinerary will be 10 to 12 days. The itinerary can be even more 2 days longer if we trek back to Pokhara through villages of Landruk, Tolka, Pothana Dhampus and end the tour at Phedi. Starting from Nayapul – Jhunu – Chhumrung and straight up to Base Camp and back to the Nayapul same way along the Modi khola River is the shortest itinerary. Our carefully designed 10 days itinerary is for relaxing and comfortable trekkers. Wilderness Excursion´s shortest itinerary will be 7 days long and the including domestic flights to Pokhara from Kathmandu and start the trek on same day. We also offer tailor-made trip to Annapurna Base Camp.

How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Regarding the difficulty of this trek, it is very moderate and doesn’t demand advanced physical fitness levels so anyone can enjoy and take pleasure in nature walking during this trek. Also, those who are traveling with children can also get pleasure from this trek. Trekking Annapurna Base Camp via Ghorepani allows your body to get adapted and acclimatized with high altitude. Also it helps you to keep your body in better shape and you can tackle physically depending aerobic walk in thin air area. Visitor having previous trekking experience with fit body can trek it in within short period of time. The highest elevation we will reach is 4130 meter from sea level.

When to trek?

From mid-September to November (autumn) and March to May (spring) are the best seasons to trek to Annapurna Base Camp. June to August (monsoon) is the rainy months but this time is best for keen botanists and has clear sky sometimes. During the hike, it offers grand spectacles of blooming rhododendron flowers during month of March, April and May. The view of Mt. Dhaulagiri with the rising sun shining on it is one of the superb views of this trek. At the highlight of this trek you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most brilliant mountains views on the Earth. As the sun touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan Giants, (Dhaulagiri 8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m), among many other peaks, gradually become visible magically before your eyes. This trek offers great opportunities to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region with a limited short time of trekking. If you would like to avoid crowd then it is recommended to trek in winter (December – February). The temperature is cold in the mornings but not unbearable and it is warm during day hikes and clear sky with fantastic view most of the days.

Packing List
Wilderness Excursion will send you the list of Annapurna Base Camp Trek Packing List specifically required for this trekking once your booking is received with us. But in the meantime consider buying some good walking boots and start wearing them in now. No technical kit is required; though a good 3 season plus sleeping bag will be much appreciated at the higher altitudes. In Lower elevations lodge provide quilts and blanket and you can piled it up on your sleeping bag but as we go higher towards Annapurna Base Camp, there are limited lodges and trekkers are expected to have good sleeping bag.

How much ABC trek does it cost?
Annapurna Base Camp Trek cost here we have offered USD 655.00 is budget trek price on double occupancy basis. Single supplement cost will be extra USD 85.00. The price will vary according to group size, budget, standard and deluxe tour plan. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding bus reduces the trip expenses. Accommodation in Kathmandu is not included. Wilderness Excursion will provide 2 nights deluxe air conditioned room in one the best toursit standard hotels in Pokhara with buffet breakfast in twin sharing occupancy basis. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and atrractive complimentary.

Further Afield
Visitors can extend their Annapurna Base Camp Trek walking back though villages of Ghandruk, Landruk, Tolka, Pothana and Australian Camp and explore the charming hamlet, culture, people and enjoy 1 or 2 days extra in nature. Please feel free to ask us for your customized trip that meets your budget, time restrictions and interest.

Outline Itineary
Day 01: Drive to Pokhara (Altitude 800m, 2624ft)
Day 02: Drive to Nayapul – Birethanti and trek to Ulleri (1950m) about 4 hours of walk.
Day 03: Trek to Ghorepaani (Altitude 2800m) – 5-7 hours walk
Day 04: Hike Poon Hill/3200m and trek to Tadapni (Altitude 2570m) 5-6 hours walk
Day 05: Trek to Sinuwa (Altitude 2300m),5-6 hours walk.
Day 06: Trek to Himalaya (Altitude 2900m) about 5-6 hours walk.
Day 07: Trek to ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) Elevation 4130m, walk 5-6 hrs.
Day 08: Trek down to Dovan – Bamboo (2310m). 6-7 hrs walk.
Day 09: Trek to Jhinu (1780m), 6-7 hrs walk.
Day 10: Trek to Siwai and drive to Pokhara by local bus or jeep.
 

Trip Note: "Our paramount concern is your safety" while traveling with Wilderness Excursion. Please note that your leader has the authority to modify or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is supposed necessary due to safety concerns. Our every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary as it is; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous areas, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters etc. can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
 

Day 01: Drive to Pokhara (Altitude 800m, 2624ft)
Today; we ride a tourist bus to Pokhara which is 200 km and it takes about around 7 hours from Kathmandu. It is an exciting and romantic drive that we can enjoy beautiful scenic view of terraced rice field, eye catching landscape, Trisuli and Marsyangdi Rivers and spectacular panoramic view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal and most of Annapurna Himalayan Range are seen. The tourist coach stops for breakfast at 09:00 am and at around 12:00 for lunch on the way to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara. Your accommodation will be in Hotel Splendid View or similar.

Day 02: Drive to Nayapul – Birethanti and trek to Ulleri (1950m) about 4 hours of walk.
Drive to Nayapul - Birethanti from Pokhara by car/cab or van depending on number of pax. It takes 1.5 hours to get to Nayapul and Birethanti and start the journey to Ulleri, alternatively we can stay at Hile or Tikhedunga so we can visit traditional and cultural village of Sabeth if you would like to. Home stay is available at Sabeth if one is interested. We walk through the bank of Burundi Khola passing village Sudame, Hile etc and stay overnight in trekking lodge at Ulleri.

Day 03: Trek to Ghorepaani (Altitude 2800m) – 5-7 hours walk
Our journey continues after hot breakfast at around 08:00 o’clock in the morning. Today, it is a bit demanding steep walk up of stone staircase to Ulleri for about one and half hours. Lunch break at Banthanti and beyond Banthanti, the trail goes through magnificent rhododendron and oak forests. It is 6/7 hours walk in total to get to beautiful Ghorepani. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Hike Poon Hill/3200m and trek to Tadapni (Altitude 2570m) 5-6 hours walk
An early-morning hike up to Poon Hill (3210m) for amazing brilliant sunrise and panoramic view of high Himalaya, It takes about 50 minutes and 400 meter walk up to the view point. After enjoying sun rise and Mountain View retrace back to hotel and after having breakfast trek to Chuile (2340m). Stay overnight in trekking lodge.

Day 05: Trek to Sinuwa (Altitude 2300m),5-6 hours walk.
Leaving Chuile, the trail descends down through corn and potato terraced farm lands. The trail goes very steep downhill through the terraced field to Kimrung Khola, cross the suspension bridge and walk to Gurjung, the trail ascends up after Gurjung village during 45 minutes then straight walk to Chhmrung at the elevation of 2170m. It takes 3-4 hours from Chuile to Chhumrung, we may have lunch here and head to Sinuwa after lunch. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Himalaya (Altitude 2900m) about 5-6 hours walk.
It is easy walk through rhododendron festooned with orchids and ferns then steep down with stone staircase to Bamboo. After having tea break there we walk throughout the cool forest about an hour to Dovan at the elevation of 2630 meter, where we can have lunch break. Another walk of 1.5 hours will bring us at Himalaya at the altitude of 2900 meter from sea level.

Day 07: Trek to ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) Elevation 4130m, walk 5-6 hrs.
Above Deurali the valley widens and becomes less steep. After walking some stone staircase we reach at the place where some people were killed by avalanche a decade ago. We should not stop in this possible dangerous place for long time. This place is warned of avalanche so continue trek ahead with aware until you get to safe place. As you walk further, more beautiful White Mountains are seen and close. The trail turns to the left in the valley after Machhapuchhre Base Camp and it is pleasant walk up ABC though the air is thinner now. You may feel at the high altitude now. It is reccomended not rush and walk gently. Now you can see the one of best 360˙degree Mountain View in world from Base Camp. There are tremendous views of giant Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna South 7219m, Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) 6997m and several other wonderful peaks. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Trek down to Dovan – Bamboo (2310m). 6-7 hrs walk.
After enjoying Brilliant Mountain view and taking hot cup of tea or coffee we take hot breakfast and trek down to Dovan or Bamboo via MBC, Deurali and Himalaya. We take tea and lunch break on the way. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Trek to Jhinu (1780m), 6-7 hrs walk.
From Bamboo we walk up during 30 minute and it is pleasant jungle walk to Sinuwa then head down to Chhumrung Khola and walk up long stone staircase up upper Chhomrung then walk steep down to Jhinu, book room and after eating lunch go down to the hot spring, it takes about 20 minutes. Take bath in natural hot water and come back lodge. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Trek to Siwai and drive to Pokhara by local bus/jeep.
After breakfast we to Siwai via New Bridge. It takes about 1-2 hours walk then we drive to Pokhara by local bus or jeep as group size. Stay in hotel in Pokhara. Now the trip ends with us. Nothing but farewell and organizing your photos. We can book your transfers back to Kathmandu by flight/private car or tourist bus if you ask us.

Trip Cost Includes

  • One registered experienced and helpful local trekking guide.
  • Assistant guide to handle the group if the number of participants are above six.
  • 1 Sharing trekking porter between two trekkers, weight limit 25kg/porter.
  • Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches and 8 Dinners during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits are served during the trek.
  • Sharing twin bed room in tea house lodges during trek.
  • Accommodation, food, salary, equipment for your guide and porter.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by A/C tourist coach.
  • Pokhara – Nayapul – Pokhara by private car and taxi transfers to/from bus stations
  • Necessary insurance for your guide and porters.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and TIMS Cards.
  • 3 Season sleeping bag.
  • 13% vat, 10% tax and Office Service charge

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Accommodation, meals and guided tour in Kathmandu.
  • Meals in Pokhara except breakfasts, monuments fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • All bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, sprite and mineral water.
  • Travel insurance, Nepal Tourist Visa fees, Items and expenses of personal nature.
  • Sightseeing tour, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal Trekking Equipments and rescue operation in case of emergency.
  • Any expenses which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political trouble, and   strikes etc.
  • Laundry, phone calls, internet, heater charge and wifi services.
  • Tips and gratitude for your crew. (Tipping not mandatory but your intuition, please read this article about tiping)

 

Trip Note: This trip can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame. The trip price will be according to group size, season, nationality (trekking permit for Indian national is half cheap) and length of trekking days, so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program. International tour leader are highly encouraged to get discount.

FoC policy: 100 percent free for group leader if the group size is above 10 pax.

Fixed Departure Dates

We are local tour and trekking operator based in Kathmandu so we guaranty small private group departures any dates that suits your date and time. Please kindly contact us for your customized departure date, itinerary and the price. Thank you and Namaste!
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Trip Facts

Trip Destination:
10 Days
Total Duration:
10 Days
Trek Duration:
10 Days
Difficulty
Moderate
Group Size :
Min 2 Pax
Best Season:
Autumn and Spring
Max. Altitude :
4130m
Accommodation:
Teahouse and Lodge
Transportation:
Bus, Car or Flight
Trip Cost :
$655

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