Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Key Infomation

  • Duration:14 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude4,210
  • ActivityCity Tour & Trekking
  • Group Size1-10
Price fromUS$1,150US$1,299
Group Price Available
Group Price Available
peoplePrice
1 person - 3 peopleUS$ 1150
4 people - 6 peopleUS$ 1090
7 people - 10 peopleUS$ 1050
  • Best Price Gurantee
  • No booking or Credit Card Fee
  • Free Cancellation

Highlights

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site excursions in Kathmandu such as Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. 
  • Scenic and beautiful drive to Pokhara city. 
  • Explore around the Lake City of Pokhara with Mesmerizing Mountain Vista of Machhapuchre (6,993m),  Annapurna South (7,219m), and Himchuli (6,441m), and many more snowy mountains. 
  • The Endless Steps up from Tikhedhunga to Ulleri almost 3200 steeps.
  • Glorious sunrise views from Poonhill(3,210m) over the snowcapped Peaks of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna Ranges, Nilgiri, Gangapurna, and numerous snow-capped mountains. 
  • Experience the amazing flora and fauna in Annapurna Conservation Area. 
  • Ethnic Villages of Gurung and Magar community. 
  • The walk between Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3,700m) and Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m).
  • The view of the south face and Glacier of Annapurna from Annapurna Base Camp.
  • The trail passes through many incredible Villages, Waterfall, and rainforest, and alpine ecosystems. 
  • Natural hot spring in Jino Danda.

Annapurna base camp trek is arguably the world's one of the most popular trails, nowhere else do you get such varied scenes and sceneries, unparallel natural wonders, wonderful majestic mountains, offer you intensely scenic beauties, and so forth.

Located in north-western Nepal, the Annapurna base camp trek is arguably the world's one of most popular trekking trails. It is not merely the great trails but the trip takes you to the lap of the world's tenth highest mountains and offers you an intensely scenic mountain vista. Annapurna base camp trek also popularly known as Annapurna sanctuary trekking is one of the short treks and nowhere else do you get such varied feast scenes and sceneries. It is blessed with unparallel natural wonders including that of majestic Himalayas, hill culture, incredible landscapes, all these make this trekking the most special and rewarding. It is one of the frequently organized treks by Footprint Adventure Pvt. Ltd.

The trail takes you to the heart of the Annapurna range, traversing hills and valleys, also passing through numerous beautiful villages settled down by various ethnic groups namely Gurung, Thakali, Magar, Manangi, and so forth, and therefore, you will be able to explore their unique lifestyles, rituals, and enjoy with local dishes and delicacies. You will equally pass through the terraced farm field, the forest full of flora and fauna, varied range of wild vegetations, herbs, including flower, if you are lucky enough you will be able to spot the wild animals as well. You will equally pass alongside glacier lakes, glaciers, rocky and sloppy boulders, all these make Annapurna base camp trekking worth remembering.

The ultimate goal of this trip is to reach the lap of the world's tenth highest mountains and capture the sceneries of gorgeous mountains located in the area, besides, you will also traverse through the deepest gorge Kali Gandaki, flowing between Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) and Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m), and have astonishing views from the Ghorepani Poon hill, one of the best viewpoints for mountain vista located in the Annapurna region.

During the trip, you will have astounding views of dozens of majestic mountains namely Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m) the world's tenth highest mountains, including varied adjoining mountains such as Mt. Annapurna II (7,937 m), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555 m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7,525 m), Mt. Annapurna South (7,219 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Himchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8,163 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri II, (7,751 m), Nilgiri (6,940 m), Mt. Fishtail known as Machhapuchre (6,993 m), Lamjung Himal (6, 931 m) and so forth. You enjoy having panoramic views of the range of mountains stretching from Mt. Annapurna all the way that naked eyes can catch. This perhaps will be your lifetime experience. The best seasons to have Annapurna base camp are March to May and September to December.

Annapurna base camp trek begins with one day drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the picturesque valley and the starting point of trekking. The next day, you will have a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and then begin actual trekking alongside the terraced farm field you continue trekking passing Tikhedhunga you will reach Ghorepani. At Ghorepani, you will have a rest and have a short hike up to Poon Hill, the best hill station for having sunrise and sunset views with the backdrop of majestic mountains, from where you will have amazing mountain vistas located to the Annapurna region. Passing through Ghorepani, the beautiful settlement of the Gurung ethnic community, you will continue trekking to Tadapani, Sinuwa, and Deurali and finally, you will reach Annapurna base camp 4,130 m and explore around, take snaps and finally retrace down to Dova traversing through rhododendron forest, subsequently get down to Chhomrong, Syauli and finally get back to Pokhara, via Nayapul and then fly back to Kathmandu.

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Itinerary

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Here is the complete itinerary of the Annapurna Base Camp trek. If you are looking for your own customized itinerary, feel free to contact us.

You will be met by Footprint Adventure Treks and Expedition’s representative at Airport and transferred to the hotel. In the remaining time, you can explore around the Thamel Bazaar and shopping for trekking. A pre-trekking briefing will be given in the evening by the company representative and you will be introduced with your trekking leaders and guide. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

We take Prithvi Highway to reach Pokhara by private vehicle or tourist bus. It takes about seven hours to reach Pokhara via road. You can experience the highway lifestyle of Nepal and also some villages or towns on the banks of the river Trishuli and Marshyangdi. After reaching Pokhara, we can explore the lakeside and city and also hunt for the best authentic Nepali taste as well as intercontinental cuisine around the lakeside. 

  • Accommodation Three Star Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time6-7 Hours Drive
  • Maximum Altitude860 m

After breakfast we again set out for about 1.5 hours of bus drive towards Nayapool. This is the place from where our trekking starts. We walk through small roadside towns like Birethanti and Hille to reach TirkheDhunga. This is comparatively large Magar community village. The trail today is well paved and is easy to walk on. Overnight at guest house
 

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time2hr drive & 5-6 hour trek
  • Maximum Altitude2,073 m

Today is absolutely uphill walking through dense forests. You can meet horde of mules carrying goods and can also meet trekkers of different group. Interact with them and reach Ghorepani for wider landscape of Himalayas. The scenery of mountains and greater wild really looks stunning from this place. Gear up for tomorrow’s early morning hike of Poon Hill. Overnight at guest house in Ghorepani
 

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,800 m

Early in the morning, we will hike to Poon Hill for an amazing sunrise view. Poonhill is one of the most popular viewpoints for snowy mountains, valleys, landscapes, and magical terrain in the foothills of the Annapurna Himalayas range.  After gathering momentous memory of sunrise from Himalayas our journey heads to Tadapani. The walking tours will be around six in today’s trekking. Overnight at trekkers lodge

 

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,630 m

The route to Chomrong is a gradual descent, and it consists of crossing suspension bridges, walking past rhododendron forest, and hike along with the crop fields. As the trail mostly goes through lush jungles, birds become your companion and a reason for fascination. Watching their colorful wings flap when they leap from one tree to another is a rewarding sight. Admiring these creatures, you will eventually reach Chomrong, where villages sprawl across the hillside where you can experience the stunning snowy peaks such as Huinchuli, Machapuchhre, Annapurna South, and numerous beautiful mountains.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,170 m

Early morning we took our mountain breakfast and descend towards Dovan. Elevation gain is quite a bit more than other days, so you must approach the journey smoothly. You will hike down 2,500 stone steps and cross the Chhomrong River through a suspension bridge. After that, ascend through a rocky trekking route that leads to Sinuwa village and continue the hike through the dense forests towards Kuldahar. From Kuldahar, you will descend to bamboo and take on a gradual ascend from there to Dovan. Overnight at the guesthouse in Dovan.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,600 m

We pass through a bamboo forest which is damp and cold then ascend steadily with a few steep sections. It is only after reaching Himalaya Hotel that the forest opens up and we are out in the sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below. It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here we can see the trail drop closer to the river before climbing again to Deurali, the most scenic stretch of the day. The vegetation is sparser, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below, and the sheer rock-face cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls. Overnight in Deurali.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,200 m

Climb gently through a river bed then over a steep trail over to the mountainside. The hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat strenuous. From Machhapuchhre base camp, we get excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli, and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. From here, we get sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us. The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding the 360-degree panorama. From the base camp, we again get to savor mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,130 m

From ABC we will trek downhill towards Sinuwa village. The view of Annapurna South looms large throughout the day. Enjoy your return trip as trekking return journey is always cherished. Overnight in Sinuwa.
 

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time4/5 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude2,310 m

From Sinuwa, it is an uphill trek to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Then we climb the stone steps to Chhomrong. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be resting for the night today. We will enjoy the natural hot water springs in Jhinu and relax in the evening with locals as well as crew members in folk songs and drinks. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude1,780 m

We will descend back to Nayapool from where we started our trekking. We get to enjoy the beautiful hill landscape of western Nepal and also we will take our lunch on the way to Nayapul. We will take a private vehicle to get back to Pokhara. The evening is free to roam and you can enjoy the clamor of Lakeside Pokhara.

  • Accommodation Three Star Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Lunch
  • Time4-5 hour trek & 2 hour drive
  • Maximum Altitude860m

Now that your trek is complete, you’ll return from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. If you are tired of a long bus journey, then you have the option of flying to Kathmandu at an extra cost.

The cost for Pokhara to Kathmandu is USD 100.00 per person for one way flight. The choice is yours. Nevertheless, it would incur an additional fee. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time7-8 hour or 30min flight
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

After breakfast, our sightseeing trip will start. We will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide for our sightseeing tour. We will visit the following sites.
Swyambunath Stupa: You can watch over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Swyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living on the premises. People often called it a monkey temple. 
Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples of Nepal. It is located on the banks of the Bagmati River on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is the most important temple dedicated to the god Shiva.
Boudhanath Stupa: Boudhanath Stupa is 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Patan Durbar Square: Patan Durbar Square - located in central city Lalitpur. It displays the Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

Your journey in Nepal comes to an end today. We will transfer you to International Airport for your final departure. Please note that you have to be at the airport before 3 hours of flight time. 

  • MealsBreakfast

What's Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Three-star accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara including breakfast. 
  • Kathmandu city sightseeing in private vehicles with an experienced English-speaking guide. 
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Welcome dinner in traditional Nepali kitchen with cultural dance show. 
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.
  • Sleeping bag (to be returned at the end of trek).
  • Footprint Adventure's trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to take.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS).
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s).

Dates & Price

Departure DateTrip StatusPrice 
dateAugust 01, 2021 - August 14, 2021StatusAvailablepriceUS$1090

Additional Info

High Altitude Sickness
Annapurna  Base Camp trek would be a lifetime memory in your life. If you are not fit we will not recommend going this trekking. While you are going toward the Annapurna Base camp (4300m). You have to eat food and drink a lot then you have to use Diamox ( high altitude medicine). If you have other problems you have to admit the hospital soon in this case you call the helicopter soon for rescue and our staff will help you with your treatment so to go trekking you have to have medical insurance.

Trekking Grade 
Annapurna  Base Camp Trek is a pretty long trek that goes right into high mountain country so; it is physically quite strenuous which involves approx 5-6 hours trekking along the way. There is no previous experience is required, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in the high altitude conditions.

Weather
The best seasons for Annapurna  Base Camp Trek start from mid-September till November end and from the beginning of March until the end of May. The morning time usually clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon, & disappearing at night. Trekking during the monsoon and winter is also possible.

Food
We will provide freshly cooked food from the local guest house or restaurant. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch available along the trail. You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks.

Transportation
Annapurna  Base Camp Trek transport will start from airport pick up, sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Kathmandu to Pokhara you can use flight, car or bus. After Pokhara to the trekking starting point by car or bus.

Telephone and Internet
Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp trek there is few places available for Telephone and Internet. You can get an internet password from the hotel counter for telephone and the internet cost would be extra.

Electricity
Most of the lodges/ guest houses take an additional charge for battery charging. There is no electricity in the base camp. There is electricity or solar power where you can recharge your camera batteries, laptop, mobile, etc. that cost you need to pay extra.

Drinking-Water
The bottled water is available along the trail until the last village. You can take buy boil water from the lodge or restaurant or you can use Iodine or water purifying medicines.

Luggage
In Kathmandu, you will get 4 to 5-star standard hotel or resort accommodation. During the trekking part,  rooms will be basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets. You will have a private room but the bathroom will be outside. There are some guest houses with attached bathrooms as well as but they will cost extra.

Group Leader and Crew
We promise we will provide Trained Experienced with honest with local Trekking Guide and Sherpa staff when there are 10  or more members in the Group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members.

Trekking Equipment
It's not necessary to spend a lot of money on extra equipment and clothing before your trip. The majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu.

Trekking Days
The time schedule is very important for enjoying the trip among the Guide porters and trekkers Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon’s walk.  The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing, or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free.

Customize Itinerary
As per your time schedule if there is not suitable date for trekking departure from Kathmandu so please mentions your suitable time and date then we will organize your great trip to Annapurna Base Camp.

Trip Extensions
In addition to Annapurna  Base Camp Trek, we can organize a trip to Langtang Trekking, Everest Trekking, Manaslu Trekking, Upper Mustang Trekking, Mountain Flight, the water rafting,  jungle safari, City tour (Kathmandu, Pokhara or Lumbini ), homestay Tour, Nepal Cultural Tour, Tibet tour, Bhutan tour or India tour, etc. extension as per your time frame.

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