Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 15 Days

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  • 1 PAX US$827
  • 2 PAX US$724
  • 3 PAX US$673
  • 4 PAX US$667
  • 5-10 PAX US$649
  • 11-20 PAX US$624
Price Per Person US$ 624 All included Services

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Awe-inspiring views of some of the world’s highest peaks, including Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Machapuchare (6,993m) and Hiunchuli (6,441m).
  • Suspension bridges hanging over deep gorges and challenging mountain passes.
  • Witnessing the golden rays of the sun illuminating the snow-capped peaks create a breathtaking spectacle from Machapuchare Base Camp (MBC) and Annapurna Base Camp (ABC).
  • See a sunrise view from Poon Hill.
  • Opportunity to soothe your tired muscles and rejuvenate yourself in natural hot springs located in Jhinu Danda.
  • Explore various traditional Gurung and Magar villages like Ghandruk and Landruk.
  • Breathtaking mountain views along the trek.
  • Experience the local culture, lifestyle, and warm hospitality of the people and learn about their traditions and customs.
  • Explore beautiful glaciers and waterfalls along with green forests, various wildlife, natural hot spring.
  • Teahouses and lodges that offer basic but comfortable accommodation and warm meals.
  • Several Buddhist monasteries and prayer flags to experience the spiritual ambiance.

Introduction of Annapurna Base Camp

Amazing Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek is a popular hiking route in Nepal, known for its stunning mountain scenery and the opportunity to reach the base camp of one of the world’s highest peaks, Mount Annapurna. The Annapurna mountain range in western Nepal is home to ABC. It is located in the Annapurna Sanctuary, a natural amphitheater surrounded by high hills, at an elevation of 4130 meters (13,550 ft). About 120 kilometers northwest of Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city, is where you’ll find the base camp.

The Annapurna mountain range is more than 100 kilometers long and has several peaks that climb above 7000 meters. The trek offers awe-inspiring views of some of the world’s highest peaks, including Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Machapuchare (6,993m) and Hiunchuli (6,441m). The panoramic vistas of these majestic mountains are simply unforgettable. These peaks form a magnificent and distinct environment that encircles the Annapurna Base camp.

The Annapurna Base Camp or Annapurna Region’s geography is distinguished by its varied topography, which includes dense forests, undulating hills, terraced agriculture, and high-elevation glacier valleys. Trekkers who complete the route to ABC get a comprehensive understanding of Nepalese geography and culture. The trek starts in the lowland areas near Nayapul, at an elevation of around 1,070 meters. This region is characterized by terraced fields, small villages, and lush green vegetation.

How do we plan to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Annapurna Base Camp

The moderate 15-day trip to Annapurna Base Camp, which has a maximum elevation of 4130 meters, usually begins in Kathmandu. When you arrive at TIA, our office representative will be waiting for you with a banner bearing both your name and the name of the company. Once you’ve located them, they will drive you in a private vehicle to Thamel before you move to a hotel for the night. Tomorrow morning, when you awaken, breakfast will be waiting, and you will then join a half-day cultural trip to a world heritage site. You’ll get your trek supplies and a brief summary of the remaining hike in the afternoon. Then you will assemble all your necessary things in your bag.

After breakfast, we will drive to Pokhara. The drive takes about 7 hours by bus, 5 hours by car, or half an hour by flight. We will follow along the Trishuli River side, enjoying the view of the landscape. We will have lunch in Malekhu, where we can enjoy the most famous dish in the area, Malekhu fish. In the evening, we will take a short sightseeing tour around Pokhara city. We will stay there overnight. The next morning, drive to Nayapul and hike to Hile. After a 5-hour hike from Nayapul to Hile, we will have lunch in Sudami, walk along the Modi Khola River, see beautiful villages, hills, and mountains, and overnight at a local guest house.

Another day, after breakfast in the guest house, we will head towards Ulleri and Ghorepani. The notable feature of the trek is the Ulleri staircase, which consists of around 3,000 stone steps. This steep climb can be challenging but rewarding, providing views of the surrounding valleys, mountains, and towering peaks. It takes 1.5 hours through stone steps, but all together it takes 6 hours. The trail winds up through oak and rhododendron forests and leads to Ghorepani. It is known for offering travelers breathtaking scenery in the mountains. Then another day is our Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani. After breakfast, start your journey to Poon Hill. It provides a breathtaking sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

The next morning, we will head toward Tadapani and Chhomrong, which is a very informative and interesting trek. You will hike 7.6 kilometers (4.7 miles) with an elevation gain of 515 meters (1,690 feet) in 5–6 hours. It follows the Kimrong River through beautiful forests and mountains like the Annapurna and Machapuchare, which have a very beautiful landscape. This day, you will stay in guest houses or lodges. Another day, the journey starts from Chomrong to Dovan, where there are both uphill and downhill trails, and we should travel through thick rhododendron forests. That day we will explore the surrounding views and stay in Dovan’s guest house, where you can enjoy great Nepali traditional foods with the best hospitality.

Then you will head from Dovan to Deurali, which takes 4-6 hours. After that, you will have dinner at a guesthouse and rest that day at a hotel. Another day is the more interesting day because we will reach our ultimate destination of the trek, which is Annapurna Base Camp itself, located at an altitude of 4131m above sea level. It is the tenth-highest mountain in the world and also among the most dangerous. The Annapurna region is home to diverse flora and fauna. Wildlife such as Himalayan Thar, musk deer, and various bird species like pheasants, eagles, and vultures make this region a paradise for nature enthusiasts. You can also enjoy the sunset and sunrise, which are truly mesmerizing.

The next day is the 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. After that, we will follow the same trail to Bamboo, and that day you will stay at Deurali Or Himalayan Hotel. Another day, we head from Bamboo to Jhinu, which has a maximum elevation of 5,839ft. In Jhinu, you can enjoy swimming and bathing in a hot spring. In the evening, you will check into your hotel and have a peaceful night with a lovely view of the shining moon.

On the 13th day of your trek, you will reach Siwai, a small village on the banks of the Modi River. You will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Annapurna Range before taking a bus or jeep to Pokhara. The next day, you will drive back to Kathmandu, passing through some of the most beautiful scenery in Nepal. In the evening, you will check into your hotel and have a farewell dinner. On the last day, you will depart from Kathmandu and fly back home. As you say goodbye to the mountains, you will reflect on your amazing journey through Nepal and be sure to come back for another adventure soon. The ABC Trek is an incredible experience that mixes the beauty of the natural world with different aspects. Trekkers come away from the experience with a great sense of accomplishment, a closer bond with nature, and lifelong memories.

People and Culture

The Gurung, Magar, and Thakali populations are among the many ethnic groups that call the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) region home. These communities have their own unique rituals, traditions, and ways of life, as well as a rich and distinctive cultural history.

The Gurung people, who make up the majority of the inhabitants of the ABC region, are renowned for their warmth and friendliness. They are incredibly proud of their heritage and have a long history of military customs. The iconic Ghantu dance, which is done at festivals and festivities, is just one of the traditional dances that the Gurung people are well-known for.

Another significant ethnic group in the area is the Magar, who have a long history in agriculture and animal husbandry. They follow their own distinctive traditions and rituals, such as the Magar wedding ceremony, which is characterized by feasting, dancing, and music.

A minority in the area, the Thakali people are renowned for their trade and economic prowess. Their traditional architecture, including their characteristic stone dwellings, may still be seen in some areas of the ABC region. They have a rich cultural legacy.
Accommodations and logistics

Accomodations and Logistics

From modest teahouses to opulent resorts, the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) region offers a variety of lodging alternatives. Trekkers have the option to stay in teahouses, which are modest lodgings maintained by local families that provide straightforward rooms and meals while on the trail. Trekkers can fully immerse themselves in local culture and customs in the teahouses, which offer a distinctive and authentic trekking experience.

In the route of Annapurna Base Camp, there are also upscale resorts in the area that provide cozy accommodations, hot showers, and delectable meals. For individuals who want more luxurious accommodations and are willing to pay more for them, these lodges are a wonderful choice.

Touch The Himalaya can easily handle the Annapurna Base camp trek’s logistics. We are able to organize the required permissions, guide and porter services, transportation, and lodging. Additionally, experts can help trekkers get ready for their adventure by giving them useful information on the trek.

It is crucial to remember that the Annapurna Base camp trip is a moderate and remote journey, so it is advised to be well-equipped and have the right supplies. The region’s shifting weather patterns and the possibility of altitude sickness should also be considered by hikers.

Climate

The climate in the Annapurna region can vary depending on the season. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are considered the best times to trek as the weather is generally clear and stable. During these seasons, temperatures at lower altitudes range from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F), while at higher altitudes, temperatures can drop to around -10°C to -15°C (14°F to 5°F) at night. Winter (December to February) brings colder temperatures, especially at higher elevations, with daytime temperatures ranging from 5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F) and colder nights. Monsoon season (June to August) brings heavy rainfall, making trekking more challenging and increasing the risk of landslides.

How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is considered a moderately difficult trek suitable for trekkers with a moderate level of fitness and some previous hiking experience. The trail involves both ascents and descents, with some steep sections and a few challenging uphill climbs. The highest point of the trek is the Annapurna Base Camp, which sits at an altitude of 4,130 meters (13,550 feet). Altitude acclimatization is essential to avoid altitude sickness, and it is recommended to maintain a steady pace and take regular breaks during the ascent.

Duration of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The duration of the Annapurna Base Camp trek can vary depending on the starting point and the chosen itinerary. On average, the trek takes around 12 to 15 days to complete. The most common starting point is Nayapul, which is accessible by road from Pokhara. The trek typically follows a route that passes through Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Tadapani, Chhomrong, and finally reaches Annapurna Base Camp. Some trekkers choose to extend the trek by adding side trips or exploring nearby areas.

Best Time to Annapurna Base camp Trek?

The best time to undertake the Annapurna Base camp trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. During these months, the weather is generally stable with clear skies, making for excellent mountain views.

What essential equipment is required for the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek?

For the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek, you’ll need several essential equipment items to ensure a comfortable and safe journey. These include sturdy and comfortable hiking boots to tackle the varied terrain, lightweight and moisture-wicking clothing to keep you dry and comfortable, a waterproof and windproof jacket and pants to protect against the elements, and a sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures. Trekking poles can provide stability and support, while a backpack will be necessary to carry your personal belongings and essentials. Other important items include a water bottle with water purification tablets, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect against the sun, a first aid kit with necessary medications, a headlamp or flashlight for nighttime visibility, a trekking map or guidebook, and cash for permits, accommodations, and meals.

Insurance

We highly recommend travel insurance for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, and we can assist you in acquiring suitable coverage. We work with reputable insurance providers to help you obtain comprehensive insurance that includes high-altitude trekking and helicopter evacuation in case of emergencies. We want to ensure that you are adequately protected throughout your trekking journey.

Hiring Guides and Porters

‘Touch the Himalayas’ offers experienced trekking guides who are well-versed in the ABC trek and the local terrain. Our guides are knowledgeable about the route, safety precautions, cultural aspects, and can provide language translation if needed. They will accompany trekkers throughout the journey, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience. Our guides are trained to handle emergencies and unexpected situations that may arise during the trek, ensuring the safety and well-being of the trekkers.

Required Permits for ABC Trek

‘Touch the Himalayas’ assists trekkers in obtaining the necessary permits for the ABC trek. We provide guidance and support in acquiring the required permits, ensuring a hassle-free process for our clients. This includes facilitating the application process, helping trekkers complete the necessary paperwork, and obtaining the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card on their behalf. We ensure that all necessary permits are obtained in compliance with local regulations, allowing trekkers to focus on their journey.

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Itinerary

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Arrive Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel

Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593 ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
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Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593 ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 stars hotel
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Max. Altitude: 820m/ 2,690ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
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Max. Altitude: 1,430m/ 4,691ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/Lodge
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Max. Altitude: 2,800m/ 9,186ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
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Max. Altitude: 2,540m/ 8,333ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
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Max. Altitude: 2,020m/ 6,627ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guesthouese/Lodge
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Max. Altitude: 2,600m/ 8,530ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
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Max. Altitude: 3,700m/ 12,139ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
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Max. Altitude: 4,130m / 13,549ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
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Max. Altitude: 2,340m / 7,677ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
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Max. Altitude: 1,780m / 5,839 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
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Max. Altitude: 1,070m / 3,510ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
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Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
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Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel

Itinerary Note:

This itinerary is just the guide line, it can be changed (longer or shorter) as per our client's wishes, fitness, ground reality and weather condition. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us By Clicking :- ASK QUESTION or COSTOMIZE YOUR TRIP.

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What's Included / Excluded

Cost Incluldes

  • Airport picks up and drops 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 a tourist standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • Two night Hotel in Pokhara (Before and after the trek)
  • Kathmandu -Pokhara-Kathmandu Transfer by tourist bus and from Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara by private Vehicle.
  • All necessary trekking and permit & fees,  Entry Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area permit (ACAP Permit) and TIMs cards.
  • Three meals a day during the trek
  •  All accommodation during trek
  • An experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, first aid-trained special trekking guide and assistant guide (more then 8 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Expert  porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Duffel bag, (to be returned after trip completion), complementary trekking maps. If needed down jacket and sleeping bag will be provided in rent.
  • Staff costs include their salary, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and accommodation.
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary.
  • Basic First-aid kit (carried by your trekking guide)
  • All government and local taxes for Trekking, Agency service charges and government tax/vat.
  • Achievement Certificate

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and in Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than in the scheduled itinerary
  • 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.

Fixed Departure

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December-23
March-24
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May-24
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October-24
November-24

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  • In the status, “CLOSED” means that the Trekkers seats are fully booked and there are no more seats available for new booking. Trekkers may be put on a waitlist for a chance to get a seat if there are cancellations unless your are requested to plan your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.

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