Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 12 Days

The mystic mountains, stunning landscapes, extraordinary combination of natural and cultural heritages make this trek to the lap of one of the world’s tallest mountains, Annapurna Base Camp Trke (8091 m) a lifelong memory. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the most popular trekking destination among the local and foreign trekkers that come to Nepal. The trekkers have option to take the common route to Annapurna Base Camp or the alternative route such as Annapurna Sanctuary to make the trip a bit extended one. The breathtaking views of mountains including Annapurna and Machchapuchhre (Fish Tail peak), the beautiful natural vegetations and cultural diversity make Annapurna Base Camp trek a remarkable journey to be cherished throughout the life.

This trek is of moderate difficulty as the trekkers need to walk for 6-7 hours per day along the normal trekking trails. However, ascending to the base camp is a bit physically demanding. Therefore, the trekkers should make themselves aware and alert regarding their fitness and health condition.The months of September, October, November during the Autumn and March, April, May during the Spring are the best months for this trek. The rainy season is not usually preferred because of unfavorable conditions for sightseeing and mountain trails. But still, some days during the summer (mostly June) are also favorable times to explore the beauty of ABC.

  • Breathtaking mountain views along the trek
  • Beautiful and traditional villages selected for meals and accommodation
  • Beautiful green forests, various wildlife, natural hot spring
  • Watch beautiful glaciers and waterfalls

Day 1
Kathmandu - Pokhara 7 hours Hotel

We will drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu, covering about 200km in 7 hours. about 7 hours covering 200 km.

Day 2
Pokhara - Ulleri (2050 mm) 6 hours Guest house

Breakfast at hotel in Pokhara and drive to Nayapul by private jeep or local bus for about one and half hours, where the trek starts to Tikhedunga.
We will hike for 3-4 hours, crossing the suspension bridge at the bottom of Tikhedunga having the beautiful village scenery which looks green everywhere.

Day 3
Ulleri - Ghorepani (2,750 m) 6 hours Guest house

The name Ghorepani in Nepali means ‘horse-water’ due to it being an important campsite for traders before it became a trekker’s stop. Ghorepani is an interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products and crafts. The town has two parts: one in a saddle and the other a few hundred feet lower. We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani village that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. Since Ghorepani lies quite higher than our previous stop, we begin to feel the chilly weather especially in the evenings. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Day 4
Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Tadapani 6.30 - 7 hours Guest house

Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m) early in the morning to enjoy panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Lamjung mountains at sunrise. Descend to Ghorepani and enjoy your breakfast. Continue your downhill journey to Tadapani (2625m), travelling through rhododendron and pine forests.

Day 5
Tadapani - Chhomrong 5 hours Guest house

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 6
Chomrong - Dovan 5 - 6 hours Guest house

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 7
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 8
Annapurna Base Camp 2 - 4 hours Guest house

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 9
Annapurna Base Camp - Bamboo 5 hours Guest house

Time to return Trek back to Bamboo, a pictures que village along the route, and stay there overnight.

Day 10
Bamboo - Jhinu 5-6 hours Guest house

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 11
Jhinu - Siwai & drive back to Pokhara 5-6 hours Hotel

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.

Day 12
Pokhara - Kathmandu 7 hours Hotel

Drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara by tourist bus.

Included

  • Sleeping bags and down jackets for the trek (should be refuded after the trek).
  • 3 times meals during the trek.
  • Hotel pick up and drop.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmadu via tourist bus.
  • Pokhara to Beraythathi via private jeep/car and sewai to Pokhara via sharing transportation(bus or jeep).
  • 2nights accomodation in kathmandu.
  • Experienced english speaking lincensed guide.
  • 2nights accomodation in Pokhara.
  • Accomodation during the trek.
  • Tims and permits for the trek.
  • All governmetal taxes.
  • first aid kits.
  • Trekking maps.

Excluded

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Here's a few answers to most common Questions asked by the customers.

what type of shape do I need to be in, is this trip for me?

This trip is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. The best preparation for this trek is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest. They are physically strong, sharp-witted, and have an incredibly positive attitude towards a life that we would consider extremely tough. There is something about a trek in the Himalaya that draws you back time and time again. For keen walkers, it is a paradise and even avowed non-walkers find that one foot just seems to follow the other, drawn by the appeal of what lies beyond.

Will some body come to pick me up at the airport open my arrival?

Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying Mount Adventure Holidays signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon on arrival at the airport?

YES, you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 50 and 125 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)

Do I need any extra document?

Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport, and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu in Trekking?

We use standard rooms at three-star hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, tea houses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We can also offer you Ace the Himalaya sleeping bags if needed (to be returned after the trip) but it is a good idea to always have your own sleeping equipment. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory-style. At times when possible, dining will be around a bonfire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission. The toilet in teahouses provides essential and basic facilities and is always outside the room.

What are the toilet facilities in the tea house /guesthouse?

Most of the tea houses do have western-style flushing toilets however in higher elevation you could find the squat toilets made of either a ceramic basin on the ground or few planks precariously positioned over a hole in the ground which is always outside of the room.

Where we go along toilet during the trial?

In most cases, you can use the toilet provided by the tea houses/lodges on the trail but normally in case of emergency, you just do toilet along the trail wherever you find privacy.

Is there a possibility of getting separate rooms for the trip? If so how much extra will this cost?

During the trek, we will try our best but normally the lodges have twin sharing and dormitory styled rooms instead of a single room. The lodges will provide a private room for one person when the room is free and additional cost is not required. In Kathmandu, USD 45 Per Room per Night would be added as a single supplement fee. The single supplements are always guaranteed in Kathmandu but not in the mountain especially during the peak time.

What sort of food can I expect in trekking?

Most teahouses (lodges) in Annapurna trails cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season), and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many villages, you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you’ll stay at while for the lunch you would be stopping by on the way where you can order your meals as per your choice. Guide will help you to stop by at the best possible places to eat.

Is the food in mountain prepared to international standard in terms of safety?

YES, the food is very safe during the trekking and we recommend you to eat the vegetarian and local food. Please follow the suggestion of our guide on the trek.

I am a Vegetarian, is that a Problem?

No problem at all because mostly, the lodges serve the vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid the food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at a high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.

What is the drinking water facility in the mountain?

Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and teahouses, which you can buy at the cost of USD 1 at lower elevations to USD 3 to higher elevation per liter. If you are planning to drink normal water all the way during the trek, purifying water with any sort of purification tablets or drops is a must. You can bring your own purifier or can purchase it in Kathmandu.

How much additional money do I need per day?

It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu and during the trek you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for lunch and a dinner. USD 10 to USD 15 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower, and a few drinks during the trekking.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellation notice is required, a minimum of 20 days prior to trip departure. If the reason is valid the Trip shall then be termed as canceled and the cancellation charge of 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid.

What is the best season for this trekking?

Our trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September, the monsoonal rains decrease. By the end of September to December, the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December is the best time to do this trek.

What is the weather & temperature like in trekking?

One of the most unpredictable elements of the mountain is the weather. If you’re not properly prepared for the twists, turns, and volatility of the conditions that can occur in this breathtaking region, you might find yourself in an uncomfortable and unpleasant situation. Here are some weather basics to help ensure that you come to the Himalayas as well equipped and prepared to face anything. Generally speaking, the nights are much cooler than the daytime .Many first-time trekkers are surprised to learn about the incredible range that may occur in a given day. During the day, the thermometer could reach temps as high as 25 degrees C (77 Degrees F), only to dip down as low as -5 degrees C (23 Degrees F) in less than 24 hours. While there’s no way to know exactly what each day in the mountains will bring, the weather and temperature ranges tend to be somewhat predictable based on the month and season.

If I am sick can I continue the trek next day after a day rest?

It totally depends on the level of your sickness. Once you are sick at a higher altitude you need to rest at a lower altitude and it at least needs 3 days to a week for the recovery. If you are on private or solo trips you can discuss and decide with a guide depending on your health status. If you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure you discuss with a guide and catch up the group later on.

Do you use yaks/porters on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?

Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream, etc.

Will there be a place to store items/clothing not required for the trek?

The hotel in Kathmandu does provide free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel.

Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?

A holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food Please consult with your guide and he will update our office in Kathmandu and we can make the arrangements accordingly. If you are on a private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible whereas if you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure you discuss with your group and guide and your guide will update us accordingly.

Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?

This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 20 to USD 1000 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you spend a minimum of 10% of your total trip cost for tipping the entire local staff, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek.

All your departure is guaranteed to run?

YES, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants; we can arrange the trip for one person as well as a private trip at very minimal additional cost. Please inquire about this during the time of booking.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Day pack (25–35 liters)Pack cover

Sleeping bag comfortable to 0°F (dependent upon season, weather forecast and personal preference) optional

Waterproof hiking boots

Camp shoes (down booties or running shoes)

LED headlamp with extra batteries

Trekking poles,Trekking Clothing

Wicking, quick-dry boxers or briefs (3)

Wicking, quick-dry sports bra (for women)

Heavyweight long underwear bottoms

Mid weight long underwear bottoms

Mid weight long underwear top

Wool or synthetic T-shirts (2)

Mid weight fleece or soft-shell jacket (2)

Convertible hiking pants

Fleece pants or insulated pants

Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain jacket

Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain pants

Mid weight fleece gloves or wool gloves,Liner gloves

Mid weight fleece/wool winter hat,Sun hat

Mid weight wool or synthetic socks (3 pairs)

Liner socks (optional),Sunglasses

Sun lotion 35 to 40,Water Bottle,Slippers,

Towels,Rain coat,Personal medicine kits

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Price From USD 1,100 USD $ 1,000/person
1000
Total $ 1,000 USD

Trip Facts

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  • 4130 m
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