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Annapurna Base Camp 14 Days

USD $350/Person
Trip Code : TTHABC-02
Accomodation : Tea house/Lodge
Duration : 14  Days
Grading : Moderate grading info
Max Altitude : 4130
Activity : Hiking and Camping
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Pokhara/Kathmandu
Trip Route : Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul-Hile-Ulleri-Ghorepani-Poon Hill-Tadapani-Chhomron-Dovan-Deurali/Machhapuchhre Base Camp-Annapurna Base Camp-Bamboo-Jhinu-Siwai-Pokhara
Best Season : March-May/September-December

Overview


Adventurous, this is what you feel when you go to The Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp is filled with iconic snow-capped mountains, evergreen forests, rich cultural diversity, and a wide spectrum that travels from lush countryside farmlands to pretty villages along with their resident women folk humming romantic tunes is really amazing. Trekking in-between the stunning Mt Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre, hiking through deep gorges, dense forests of bamboo, and rhododendron. The attractive landscape that we see by following the wild Modi Khola will surely provide the best of Mother Nature. 
The geographically beautiful Annapurna region offers magnificent views of the Himalayas such as; Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and other stunning snow-capped peaks. Annapurna Base Camp is home to diverse ethnic communities; Magar, Gurung, and Thakali. During the Annapurna Base Camp trek, we will get an opportunity to explore their interesting cultures and experience their way of life, which makes this journey really awe-inspiring. Their warm hospitality makes visiting their villages during the trek worth it. The setting of the Annapurna Base Camp at the summit of 4130m is unique and incredibly spectacular. During our adventurous trail, we can visit Poon Hill, one of the best viewpoints to catch an outstanding sunrise and mountain vistas. Visibility of the Annapurna Range, Mount Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and the butterfly peaks in the far western part from the summit of Poon Hill are really amazing. Finding yourself in the secluded Annapurna Base Camp at an Hight of 8091m with 360-degrees of stunning mountain view is incredibly beautiful that is beyond imagination. Enjoying bathing in the natural hot springs and spiritually cleaning or ease one’s pains and aches of the body near Jhinu Danda contributes to make an unforgettable mountain experience for enthusiast trekkers.
This classical and legendary trek to the Annapurna Base Camp goes through spectacular and tranquil landscapes, various charming ethnic settlements, lush green rhododendron, bamboo and alpine forests with the beautiful Himalayas on the background is really one of the best mountains treks throughout the globe.

 

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Enclosed by a ring of inspiring mountains, including Annapurna I at 8091m
  • The stepped pastures above Pokhara
  • Watch beautiful glaciers and waterfalls
  • Beautiful green forests, various wildlife, natural hot spring
  • Beautiful and traditional villages selected for meals and accommodation
  • Breathtaking mountain views along the trek
  • See a sunrise view from Poon Hill
  • Enjoy close-up views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Machapuchare mountains
  • Traverse a stretch of Annapurna Circuit, one of the world's most famous trekking routes

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)


You will be warmly welcomed our guest on airport by our office representative and then you will transferred to hotel.
 
 

Day 2: Side seeing Day in Kathmandu(1360m)


  • Early morning breakfast.
  • Half day world heritage cultural tour.
  • A brief explanation of the further trek. (Afternoon trek briefing and trek gear distribution.)
  • Putting all the essential things in the bag. 
  • Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Day 3 : Kathmandu-Pokhara (920M)


Drive to Pokhara by Tourist Bus, Car or flight. Pokhara is located about 200 km west from Kathmandu and the tourist coach takes about 7 hours to get there. The drive mostly fallows along Trishuli River side enjoying the view of landscapes. At the Evening you may take short sightseeing around Pokhara city and Stay overnight.

Day 4: Day 4: Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Hile (1430m)


The next day, our actual trek will begin. We will drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. It takes around 2 hours. We will hike to Hile from there the view of beautiful villages, hills and mountains will be gratifying and refreshing. Trails leads up through the beautiful rice, maze and millet farms of locals. Fallowing the main trail of Birethanti passed small waterfall. The trail reaches Sudami where you have Lunch. After linch Hike to Hile will take around 3-4 hours. We will walk around the bank of the Modi river.On reaching there , we will have dinner and spend the night at a local guesthouse.
 

Day 5: Day 5: Ulleri – Ghorepani (2800m)


The trail goes steep up for 1.5 hours through stone steps where the trail leads through cultivated fields.Arrive at the top of the Ghorepani pass and camp there. All together it take 6 hours .The  trail winds up through oak and rhododendron forests and leads to Ghorepani, one of most popular destinations along the Annapurna route. A village in Myagdi District and located at an altitude of 2856m, Ghorepani is known for offering travellers breathtaking sceneries of the mountains.
 

Day 6: Ghorepani - Poon Hill – Tadapani (2540 m.)


Early morning wake up and start your journey climb to Poon Hill (3210m) around 1 hr. to provides best majestic scenery and sunrise over the high mountains. Lot of white mountain can be seen from poon Hill. After sunrise come down to Ghorepani to have breakfast and trek to After sun rise view continue trek to Tadapani( 2630m) for 5 hours" Over night

Day 7: Tadapani – Chhomrong


Follow the trail along the Kimrong River to Chomrong (2020m). Enjoy amazing views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli Peak as well as the majestic Machapuchare Mountain.
 

Day 8: Day 8: Chomrong - Dovan (5 - 6 hours)


The journey from Chomrong to Dovan comprises both uphill and downhill trails that travel through thick rhododendron forests and descend down steep stone steps at places.
 

Day 9: Dovan - Deurali/Machhapuchhre Base Camp (4 - 6 hours Guest house)


Head for Deurali (3200m) or Machapuchare Base Camp (3700m). Hike through rhododendron and bamboo forests.

Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp (2 - 4 hours Guest house) (4,130M / 13,549FT)


Time to ascend to the highest point of the trek . Muster all your energy and start your journey to Annapurna Base Camp. Located at an altitude of 4131m above sea level, the base camp is the starting point for those out there to conquer the tenth highest mountain in the world that is also among the most dangerous. 
Be surrounded by the mighty Himalayas. Enjoy a spectacular view of mountains like Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Barah Shikhar (7800m) and Machapuchare.
 

Day 11: Trek back to Bamboo (2,340M / 7,677FT) 6 hours Guest house


Enjoy our last morning in the high Himalayas before we follow the trail down to Bamboo. You can enjoy taking pictures and watching the sunrise over the Himalayas before having breakfast. We will follow the same trail to descend to Bamboo followed by a lunch stop in Deurali or Himalayan Hotel.

Day 12: Trek to Jhinu (1,780M / 5,839FT)


The trail from Bamboo to Jhinu is same until Chhomrong as we followed on earlier day.Hike down to Chhomrong enjoying lovely views of Annapurna South and other mountains. Descend to Jhinu, where you can enjoy swimming / bathing in a hot spring.

Day 13: Trek to Siwai (1,070M / 3,510FT), drive to Pokhara


Start your day early. Walk downhill and cross the Kimrong River once again. Continue your journey until you have reached Siwai, where you will find a bus or a jeep that will take you to Pokhara.  This is one of the easy days among the whole trek. The trail from Jhinu to Siwai is mostly flat and we will be following the thundering Modi river throughout. It is a flat walk through rice paddies and green hills on the side. Enjoy the last evening in Pokhara before we start our journey back to Kathmandu on the next day.

Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu (1310M / 4,297FT)


We will follow the same highway through beautiful rivers, hills and small Nepalese settlements. The drive will take about 7 hours to drop us in Kathmandu. Form the tourist bus park you will be transferred to your hotel.

What's included

  • Airport pick up and drop off by Car, jeep, Hiace or Bus. Depends on the number of arrives.
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner according to the suitability of our client’s time.
  • Beginning two nights stay on arrival in Kathmandu in tourist standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • All necessary trekking and permit & fees, (Entry Permit, Annapurna special permit and TIMs cards).
  • OPTIONAL: Three meals a day during the trek (If of required, we provide meal during the trekking)
  • OPTIONAL: All accommodation during trek (If of required we arrange all accommodation)
  • An experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, first aid trained Annapurna special trekking guide and assistant guide (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • An expert Annapurna porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary.
  • Basic First-aid kit (carried by your trekking guide)
  • All government and local taxes for Trekking, Agency service charge and government tax/vat.
  • Achievement Certificate

What's not included

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than in the scheduled itinerary
  • Meal and accommodations. (can be arranged by company as per the package agreement )
  • Personal insurance which covers medical, emergency evacuation, loss or theft of property.
  • Personal gears and equipment.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc
  • Entry fees and costs in sightseeing (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • Tips and gratitude provided to guide and porter.

Good to Know

  • We can see the natural beauty of forests, rivers, and flora of the Annapurna region
  • We can see the friendly people and best culture of the region which includes in Nepalese and Tibetan ethnic groups.
  • Pass height point of Visit cultural world Heritage sites in city.
  • Incredible landscapes and breathtaking mountain views .
  • Hiking to the new trekking route .
  • Explore the local cultural and natural beauty .
  • Annapurna Base Camp (4130 meters).
  • Visit cultural world Heritage sites in city.
  • Hiking to the new trekking route as well as.

FAQ

Is guide and permit needed for ABC (Annapurna Base Camp)?
Yes, guide and permit are required during the trek to ABC (Annapurna Base Camp). There are two kind of permit required in order to trek to ABC. They are TIMs card and permit. We can get available these permits once the travelers book a package in our company. Regarding the guide, Guides know the different trekking trails. Not only that guides explain about community and cultures their lifestyles. The guide will book your accommodation and everything in advance even during high season. You will have good communication with local people with guides. On the other hand, you can also hire guides cum porter where guides carry your baggage and also do guiding as well.
Is it difficult to trek Annapurna Base Camp?
Trek to ABC is a challenging trek for all the travelers, Positive thoughts and physically fit body can get through this trek but no doubt the ups and downs, journey, mountains and culture of the Himalayas will make the travelers trek unforgettable and enjoyable.
What is the height of Annapurna Base Camp?
One of the 10th highest mountain of the world is Annapurna covering a height of 8091m. The base camp of Annapurna has height of 4130m. Trek to ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) is one of the most famous trek in the world.
How many days does it takes to trek to Annapurna Base Camp?
Generally, the trek depends on your interest and places that you want to do trekking. You can accommodate day hikes, cultural visits to local villages, and relaxing rest days on your trek. We have a package of days where trek covers all the parts of Annapurna including arrival day, sightseeing in Kathmandu, ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) trek and returning day.
Is Wi-Fi and battery charging service available there?
Yes the facility of Wi-Fi and battery charging is available in the upper region of the mountains but certain charge will be taken for using the service. The charge will be around Rs. 100 - 400.
What are the Equipment to be brought in this trek?
We have listed the equipment to be brought during the trek. Click on the highlighted equipment to find out what is required to trek on the mountain.
What types food will be available?
We’ll be serving traditional trekking food such as dal bhat (the Nepali national dish of rice, dal and vegetables), pasta, soups, potatoes, bread, fruits, eggs. We’ll try where possible to use fresh local goods. We’ll serve portions big enough to match your calorific needs. If you have special dietary requirements, please let us know.
​What about altitude sickness during the Annapurna Base Camp trek?
Altitude sickness is also known as mountain sickness. Mountain sickness is the main problem for any mountain trekkers. Some time trekkers might have altitude sickness during Annapurna Base Camp trek There are different types of sickness like-
  • AMS – Acute Mountain sickness – AMS is a very common sickness like a hangover, dizziness, muscle ache, nausea, headache vomiting tec
  • HAPE – High Altitude Pulmonary Edema – HAPE direct impact on lungs it’s fluid in the lungs which are dangerous for breathing.
  • HACE- High Altitude Cerebral Edema – HACE it’s the different form of altitude sickness its fluid in the brains
Thus, HAPE and HACE are the main dangerous and life-threatening form of mountain sickness. Patient has to treat on time if not treated on time if late they may die. Whereas AMS is normal mountain sickness then HACE and  HAPE.
What are the tips for avoiding altitude sickness in Annapurna Base Camp trek?

There are some tips to which our company would like to guide for the travelers to avoid altitude sickness; such as:

  • Avoiding the drinks which contains the caffeine added, smoking and alcohol
  • Travel slowly concerning your health
  • Drinking more amount of water i.e. minimum 3-4 liters per day
  • Being familiarized with the environment and having a healthy foods and beverage
  • Continuing with Diamox if needed, it is carried for the backup
  • We prefer Garlic soups to sustain the environment