Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the best legendary and classical trekking trails across the globe which offers you the alluring beauty of the blooming rhododendron forests, sprouting dense forests, gushing waterfalls, enthralling high passes, exciting villages and enthralling panoramic of the mountain vistas and many more. The natural beauty; spectacular and tranquil landscapes, mixed of lush green rhododendron, alpine and bamboo forests during the trek of Annapurna is a much more appealing trek and enthusiasts can ever dream of. The trekking trail of the Annapurna Base Camp trek includes the Poon Hill which itself is bewitching trekking experiences with a panoramic view of the breathtaking Mountains. Poon Hill is famous for rewarding you with the best Sunrise and Sunset view and with the 360-degree panorama of the majestic mountain range of Nepal. The viewpoint on Poon Hill offers you the best view of sunrise and mountain such as; Annapurna South, Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal Barasikhar, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Hiunchuli and Manaslu range.
This amazing treks in the world 10th highest peaks, the Mt. Annapurna Base Camp and Mt. Fishtail itself is a mind-blowing experience and standing next to one of the most noteworthy handicrafts of Mother Nature is another beguiling experience, where you will get lifelong captivating memorizations. After reaching natural paradise city called Pokhara, Annapurna Base Camp trek will begin by passing through traditional villages, Lodges, and Hotels, where tourists/trekkers will get very sociable and welcoming manners of resident inhabitants. Annapurna Base Camp is our final destination, after achieving this summit, tourists/trekkers will view Poon Hill and Mt. Dhaulagiri Massif, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Gangapurna and Annapurna-I, the 10th highest mountain of the world. 
Short Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in the Kathmandu and preparation for the trek.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 04: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga
Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
Day 06: Hike Poon Hill- Back Ghorepani to Tadapani
Day 07: Tadapani to Sinuwa
Day 08: Sinuwa to Deurali
Day 09: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp
Day 10: Base Camp to Bamboo
Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu
Day 12: Jhinu to Landruk
Day 13: Landruk to Pathana
Day 14: Pathana to Pokhara
Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 16: Final Departure

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,320 m)
As you achieve Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, our agent will welcome you and he/she will drop you to your hotel, where you can do some rest and relax. In the evening, our representative will provide you with a welcome dinner which represents Typical Nepali food. We will stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Sightseeing in the Kathmandu and preparation for the trek.
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 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
After having morning breakfast, we will have a pleasing drive to the paradise city, Pokhara. Around 6 to 7 hours’ drive will take us in Pokhara by Tourist Bus. After doing some rest, you can explore the naturally beautiful city Pokhara and enjoy the views of the Mt. Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, and countryside. Apart from this, you can also enjoy boating in the Fewa Lake with the impressive sunset on the Fewa Lake. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.

Day 04: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga
After a pleasing night at Pokhara, we will have a morning breakfast, we will continue our journey around 1-hour drive and reach to Nayapul from where we will officially start our trekking. We will follow the beautiful Birethanti river and Bhurundi Khola during the trek with the great scenery and beautiful countryside village. Then eventually we will reach to Tikhedhunga and stay overnight at Tikhedhunga.

Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
Today, early in the morning, after having breakfast, today’s destination is Ghorepani, which is situated at the elevation of 2874m (9429ft.). On the way to Ghorepani, you will pass the lovely village of Ulleri, famous for incredible views of some stunning snowy peaks and then you will continue to trek through the Banthanti forest until you will reach Nangethanti. After Nangethanti you will reach Ghorepani which is located at the center of the rhododendron forest, just below the Poon Hill. From Ghorepani, you can enjoy a spectacular view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain peaks. Overnight at Ghorepani.

Day 06: Hike Poon Hill- Back Ghorepani to Tadapani
After early morning breakfast, we will continue our trek around 1 hour upward to the Poon Hill which let you view golden glow of the sunrise and spectacular mountain such as; Annapurna II, III, IV, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal Barasikhar, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Himalchuli and Manaslu range. After exploring mountain views, we will return back to the Ghorepani and have a breakfast. After breakfast, you will continue your trek passing through the beautiful rhododendron forest, crossing River Bridge and finally, reach to Tadapani from where you can see delightful mountains view. Overnight at Tadapani.

Day 07: Tadapani to Sinuwa
Today, early in the morning after having breakfast, we can start the day by descending down to Chomrong village through the enjoying view of upper Modi Valley. Chomrong Village lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli which offers you a vertical view of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountains. The steep downhill further trail leads you to the Sinuwa Village. Overnight at Sinuwa.

Day 08: Sinuwa to Deurali
In this day, after early breakfast, our destination will be the Deurali which is situated at the summit of 3,230m. As we begin our ascends trail, we will follow the upper Modi Khola valley passing through the uninhabited forest area, scattered with big rocks, Boombo, and attractive rhododendron forest. The additional trail leads us to Deurali by passing Dovan. From Deurali you will get an opportunity to have some countless views of incredible Machhapuchhre Mountain. Overnight at Deurali.

Day 09: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp
In the next morning, after having breakfast, you will begin your trek from Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp, which is the situation at the altitude of 13451ft. /4100m. This area is also called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountain. Machhapuchhre Base Camp is very famous for its wilderness experience and captivating views of Annapurna mountain ranges including Machhapuchhre, Gangapurn, Himalchuli and many others peaks. Wildlife and natural greenery make Machhapuchhre Base Camp Trekking lively, where you will get chance to immerse in nature and cultural lifestyle of the local ethnic groups of people. So many tourists/trekkers are realizing that this is one of the perfect choices for them. After having around 2 hours trek you will reach Annapurna Base Camp, where you can enjoy the sunset view and you will stay overnight there.

Day 10: Base Camp to Bamboo
In this day, after having breakfast, we will explore the gorgeous Annapurna Base Camp Valley early in the morning to view the wonderful mountain ranges and again you will return back to Bamboo. Overnight at Bamboo.

Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu
 In this day, early in the morning after having breakfast, we will be back from bamboo to Jhinu. The trail drops down to the bottom of the hill and continues climbing up to Chomrong, where you will have a delicious lunch and continue drop down to Jhinu which is situated at the altitude of 1780m. Overnight at Jhinu.
Day 12: Jhinu to Landruk

Next morning, after having breakfast, we will continue our trail toward Landruk from Jhinu. Landruk is located at the altitude of the 1640m. During your journey you will cross the beautiful suspension bridge and many waterfalls, then you will reach a home place of Magar called Landruk Village. After reaching Landruk Village you will explore the village and culture of the Magar people. Overnight at Landruk.

Day 13: Landruk to Pathana
Today, early in the morning after having breakfast, you will continue to trail through ups and downs to the bottom of the hill at Bhaisekharka. Then you will pass Deurali through the beautiful rhododendron forest. From Deurali you can enjoy breathtaking mountain views such as; Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna range and many more. then further trail leads you to the Pathana Village. Overnight at Pathana.

Day 14: Pathana to Pokhara
Today is the last day on your trail. After Early breakfast, you will continue the trek to Dhampus Village. After Dhampus the trail drops down to Phedi. From Phedi, you will take a private Vehicle and have an hour drive to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 15: Drive Back to Kathmandu
After the awe-inspiring time on the extraordinary mountains and stunning peaks of Annapurna Himal, you will end your trek and return back to Kathmandu with the unforgettable memories of the trek in Nepal, in the evening we will provide you farewell dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 16: Final Departure
Now finally in the last day, it is time to say goodbye and our representative will help you to find the Kathmandu International Airport from where you will take a flight back to your home keeping all the experiences in Nepal. 

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 (2 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)
  • kathmandu to Pokhara / Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Pokhara to Nayapul / Phedi to 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 
Trekking equipments
The main essentials to bring are:
  • 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)
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.

Trip Facts

Duration: 16 days
Accomodation: Hotel/Lodge/Guest House
Seasons : Spring and Autumn
Type: Moderate
Maximum height : 4130 M.
Type of Transport : Flight/Drive
No. of Pax : Min. 2
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Pokhara

Trip Highlights

  • Spectacular Annapurna range as a backdrop for daily trek

  • Stunning views of the Annapurna massif

  • A classic trek on Ancient trade routes-Ascending the Marsyangdi Valley

  • Cross dramatic river gorges above the Marshyangdi River

  • Passing Manaslu and Himchuli

  • Exploring the beautiful Manang Village

  • Visit the old Buddhist monastery in Braga

  • Crossing the world famous Thoroung La pass

  • Enjoy the mixed culture of Tibetan Buddhist

  • Visit Muktinath the sacred temple of Hindus and Buddhists

  • Magnificent mountain and sunrise view from Poon Hill

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