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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Quick Infos:
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Medium
  • Guest House, Lodge
  • Mar, Apr, May,Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by Bus & Nayapul by Car

About Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins by driving from Kathmandu to Pokhara. 7 hours, 206 km drive will reach you to the gateway of Annapurna Trekking Route, Pokhara. Pokhara is a paradise of natural attractions. Lakes, Caves, Temples, and snow-capped Annapurna Range Himalayas are the jewels of Pokhara Valley.

After spending one overnight in this beautiful city, drive to Nayapul. The journey is about one hour and takes to the hiking beginning point for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. From here, everyday 5 to 6 hours adventurous walking for five days crosses the alluring small villages like Ghandruk Village, Jhinudanda, Chhomrong, Bamboo, Deurali, Machhapuchhre Base Camp, and finally, arrive at the base of Annapurna Mountains.

"Annapurna Base Camp" also popularly known as "Annapurna Sanctuary" is located 40 km directly north of the Pokhara Valley and surrounded by a ring of giant snow-capped Himalayas like Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Machhapuchhare (Mt. Fish Tail in English, 6,997 m), Mount Hiun Chuli (6,434 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), and Ganggapurna (7,454 m)

Annapurna Base Camp is a sacred place for Gurung people inhabit in this region. They believed that the Nagas (great snake considered as a god)  had left gold and numerous treasures in this area. Hindus and Buddhist believed the place as the home of many goddesses. The peak of Mount Fishtail is considered as the home of god Shiva. The daily plumes of snow were thought the smoke of his divine incense. Bringing eggs or meat is prohibited by Gurung people here.

Annapurna Sanctuary lies under Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and requires to obtain two permits. One is ACAP and another is TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System). Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost includes these permits.

After a live pleasing mountains views around the area and spending a day now, the trek descent back to Bamboo, Jhinu Danda (hot spring) then, to Nayapul where we take a vehicle drive back to Pokhara.

The first best month of the year for Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts from March till May. Afterwards, Sep, Oct, and Nov are another favorable time to visit. During these months the weather will be clear, almost all the mountains can be observed, and the temperature will be neither too cold nor too hot.

Our trekking itinerary for this trip is as follows.

10 Days Trekking Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara.
    • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
    • Trail Attractions: Trisuli River, Malekhu Village, Mugling Village, Marshyandi River, Pokhara City
    • Driving: 6/7 hours
    • Max Altitude: 1300 m (Kathmandu)
    • Overnight: Hotel
  • Day 02: Drive to Nayapul & Trek to Ghandruk.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Trail Attractions: Rhododendron, Oak, and Dense Forest, Various Birds, Gurung Village, beginning views of Annapurna South, Hiun Chuli, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and Fishtail.
    • Driving: 1 hours
    • Walking: 5/6 hours
    • Max Altitude: 1940 m (Ghandruk)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 03: Trek to Chhomrong.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Trail Attractions: Kimrung Danda, Kimrong Khola, Chere Danda, and Annapurna Massif.
    • Walking: 5/6 hours
    • Max Altitude: 2170 m (Chhomrong)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 04: Trek to Bamboo.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Trail Attractions: Stone Steps, bridge at Chhomrong Khola, Sinuwa Village, Rhododendron Forest
    • Walking: 4/5 hours
    • Max Altitude: 2310 m (Bamboo)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 05: Trek to Deurali.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Trail Attractions: Bamboo Forest, Rhododendron and Oak Trees, Dobhan Village
    • Walking: 4/5 hours
    • Max Altitude: 3200 m (Deurali)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 06: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Trail Attractions: Alpine Forest, Annapurna Base Camp, panoramic views of Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Machhapuchhare (Mt. Fish Tail in English, 6,997 m), Mount Hiun Chuli (6,434 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), and Ganggapurna (7,454 m)
    • Walking: 5/6 hours
    • Max Altitude: 4130 m (Annapurna Base Camp)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 07: Trek back to Bamboo.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Trail Attractions: Sunrise Views over the Annapurna Massif.
    • Walking: 7/8 hours
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 08: Trek back to Jhinu Danda.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Trail Attractions: Hot Water Springs
    • Driving: 6/7 hours
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 09: Trek back to Nayapul & drive back to Pokhara.
    • Meals: Breakfast, and Lunch
    • Walking: 5/6 hours
    • Driving: 1 hour
    • Overnight: Hotel
  • Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu.
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Driving: 6/7 hours
    • Drop to your hotel. Annapurna Base Camp Trek finished here!

Trek Cost Includes:

  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by sharing Tourist Bus.
  • 2 Nights hotel accommodation at Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Pokhara Bus Station pick up and drop by private car.
  • Pokhara to Nayapul and back by private car.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during trekking.
  • Lodge/Teahouse accommodation during trekking.
  • An English speaking professional trekking guide.
  • One porter for two trekkers.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP).
  • Trekker's Information Management System Permit (TIMS).

Trek Cost Excludes:

  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and Dinner at Pokhara.
  • International Flight Fares,
  • Bar Bills like Mineral Water, Beer, Whiskey etc.
  • Extra expenses occurred in case of landslides, political unrest, strike etc.
  • Rest of all that are not mentioned in cost includes list.
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