Annapurna Base Camp trek is full of spectacular Himalayan vistas, remote experiences passing through some villages, availability of endangered wild animals and wildflowers, and cultural awakening moments. As a 10th highest peak in the world, the gushing rivers, waterfalls, terraced fields, forests full with rhododendron in the trek ease away all your exhaustion of the body; and as you approach the base camp, a sharp sense of accomplishment embraces you. It is one of the most popular treks- widely desired and widely sought by trekking enthusiasts.
Mt. Macchapuchhre, Gangapurna, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, etc. are the mountains standing in Annapurna region. Annapurna Sanctuary is the significant point to enjoy the staggering 360-degree panoramic view of these mountains. You shall be trekking through the villages inhabited by Magar and Gurung tribes. This trek does not require you to have an athletic body; a body capable enough to endure long walks is sufficient to accomplish this trek provided you do not have any problems of knee or ankles. September through to November and March through to May are considered the most ideal times for this trek. We are always ready to tailor this trek as per your holiday time.
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 3: Flight to Pokhara/ Trek to Ghandruk
Day 4: Trek to Chhomrong
Day 5: Trek to Bamboo
Day 6: Trek to Deurali
Day 7: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)
Day 8: Trek to Bamboo
Day 9: Trek to Jhinu Danda
Day 10: Trek to Naya Pul/ Drive to Pokhara
Day 11: Flight to Kathmandu
Day 12: Departure
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,320 m)
Welcome to Nepal. We shall be waiting for your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We shall take you to your hotel, where you shall take rest and freshen up. You can do shopping for your trek. After short debrief of the trek, we will be enjoying Welcome Dinner at a popular restaurant in the town. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
As morning rises, after early breakfast, we will manage you to visit major world heritage sites such as Pashupatinath Temple, a sacred site for Hindu and Buddhist. Syambhunath temple famous for sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley, Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square, and largest Boudhanath Stupa through the world. In the evening, you need to be well prepared for the next day trek. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Flight to Pokhara (823 m) to Trek Ghandruk (1,940 m)
After breakfast early in the morning, you shall fly to Pokhara witnessing the mountain views on the right-hand side. Then, you have an hour and a half drive to Nayapul. After reaching there, you shall be trekking towards Birenthanti and Ghandruk. Ghandruk is mostly inhabited by Gurung. This beautiful village shall offer you majestic views of mountains; you can also pay the visit to the Gurung Museum. Stay overnight at Ghandruk.
Day 4: Trek to Chhomrong (2,170 m)
Viewing the Mt. Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, etc. you will have to climb for about an hour to reach to Kimrung Danda. Descending down to Kimrong Khola, you shall ascend to Chere Danda. Descending again, later, through a comfortable trail, you shall reach all the way to Chhomrong. As you reach there, you might feel like being at the lap of Annapurna ranges and being tickled by the beauties there. Stay overnight at Chhomrong.
Day 5: Trek to Bamboo (2,310 m)
A lengthy stone steps await you. Before reaching the Chhomrong Khola, you will be descending through 2500 stone steps. After you cross the river via the bridge, you will be ascending uphill. Passing Sinuwa, you will arrive at Kuldihar walking through the dense and beautiful forest. A comfortable descent takes you to Bamboo—today's destination. Stay overnight at Bamboo.
Day 6: Trek to Deurali (3,230 m)
Before making a steep ascent, you shall be trekking through a cold and damp forest full of bamboos. As you pass the Himalayan Hotel and witness the view of Glacier River downward, you shall again feel like walking during the day. Via dry forest, passing Hinku Cave, descending down to the river, you will be ascending towards Deurali in no time. Trek to this valley is awarded scattered vegetation, gushing river, waterfalls and cliffs above them. Stay overnight at Deurali.
Day 7: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m)
This is the day your dream comes true. Via the river bed, you will reach to Macchapuchhre Base Camp through the strenuous trail. Before reaching the Annapurna Sanctuary, you shall notice fewer trees beside the wide path. This place offers you the breathtaking views of almost vertical looking Annapurna overhead, and other mountains in 360-degree panoramic view. You will witness Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, etc. Stay overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 8: Trek to Bamboo (2,310 m)
You shall begin your return journey from your return trek to Bamboo. Passing Deurali, accomplishing the several ascends and descends, leaving Hinku Cave, Himalaya Hotel, dark forest, you shall arrive at Bamboo. Today's trek is mostly downhill; thus, you might not feel much difficult. The beautiful mountains and green vegetation shall always treat your eyes with never-exhausting love. Stay overnight at Bamboo.
Day 9: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1,760 m)
An ascent takes you to Kuldighar. You shall then descend gently towards Chhomrong Khola. Then, make the ascent at the top crossing the 2500 stone stairs. You will be arrested by the memories of your starting trek, as you return through the same route, witnessing the same greenery vegetation and beautiful vistas of mountains. You might love to soak your body in a natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda. Stay overnight at Jhinu Danda.
Day 10: Trek to Naya Pul (1,070 m)/ Drive to Pokhara
Viewing the beautiful views of landscapes, you shall start your journey to Naya Pul. From Naya Pul, you shall be heading off to Pokhara in a vehicle. You can have short, quick and 'lazy' stroll around the city blessed with beautiful lakes, caves, and waterfalls, provided you feel like it and have sufficient time for it. Stay overnight at Pokhara.
Day 11: Flight to Kathmandu (1,320 m)
You shall return back to Kathmandu via an afternoon flight. Our representative shall take you to your hotel. You might want to rest quite a bit and let your body take all the time to feel like moving. As you rest, a flood of memories shall take you down to the trail you made, to the river you crossed, and to the ABC, from where you enjoyed the spectacular views of the mountains, in the evening you can enjoy the Farewell Dinner. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 12: Departure
On this day of your departure, we shall drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport within plenty of time ahead of your flight. We shall bid our farewell and goodbyes. Have a safe journey back to your country.
Included in the Cost
- All the Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle, car/van or bus (depends on the group size)
- Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast at a 2- Star level (3 nights)
- Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast at a 2- Star level (1 nights)
- One full day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley (cultural Heritages, UNESCO World Heritage sites by Private Vehicle.
- Professional English-speaking Tour guide during a city tour.
- An experienced, Knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English speaking, government-licensed trekking guide
- Porter / Sherpa services to carry your duffel bag during the trekking (2 clients 1 porter)
- Air tickets Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
- Pokhara to Nayapul / Pokhara by private Vehicle
- All necessary paperwork such as Annapurna Conservation area entry fee, trekking permit, TIMS Card (Trekkers information Management system).
- Accommodation on the Tea House/ Mountain Lodge/Guest House Twin sharing bases with 3 times meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) with tea and coffee during trekking
- Mountain King Treks and Expedition printed T-Shirt, Duffel bag and Annapurna base camp route map souvenir for you.
- Welcome and farewell denner
- Group medical Supplies (First Aid Kit) carry by the guide
- All the meals, accommodation, equipment’s, salary, transportation, Insurance and local tax for all trekking staff.
- Trip achievement appreciation certificate
- All the tax, vat, local tax, and services charge.
Not Included in the Cost
- International Airfare and Nepal entry visa
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Entrance fee for Temple, and Monuments during the city tour in Kathmandu Valley.
- Personal trekking gears
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Alcoholic beverages, hot water, mineral water during the trek.
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, internet, sweet snacks beverages barbill and battery charge
- Tips for tour/trekking staff and driver
- Extra night Kathmandu Hotel early arrival from Trekking and late departure.
- Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price include a section
The main essentials to bring are:
On the popular trekking routes, everyday supplies, such as toilet paper, soap, chocolate bars, and even basic hiking supplies can be purchased along the way, though prices rise dramatically as you go higher in elevation. Try to stock up lower down and buy locally-produced products such as fruit, biscuits etc. Maps are easy to find in Nepal. For the more difficult treks involving mountaineering, crampons and ice axes may be required. Simpler types of crampons, which attach to the shoe using a rubber ring, are easily obtainable in the Thamel neighborhood. These are variously known as spikes, micro spikes and chains.
- Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots, flip-flops
- Sleeping bag (depending on your accommodation) and -20 degree Celsius for colder regions
- Daypack, trekking bag pack, dry sack and camera bag
- Few changes of clothes for the varying temperatures
- For cold weather, hiking pants, thermals, gloves, neck warmer/scarf, beanie, a warm inner jacket and a windproof / waterproof outer jacket and down jacket are essential.
- Water purification supplies, a reusable water bottle and a camelback water bladder
- Sunscreen, Hat, sunglasses, moisturizing skin cream and lip balm
- Few snacks, granola bars
- Hiking stick or two
- Waterproof case, fabric bandages such as moleskin, a headlamp, altitude sickness and other medication
- Camera and binoculars.
- Hand sanitizers, toilet paper, band-aids, wet wipes
- Extra batteries (solar chargers recommended)