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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna base camp trek offers a magnificent and overwhelming mountain views where you will be fascinated with an amazing dramatic change in culture, temperature, vegetation to unique landscapes.

  • Trip Fact - 16 days
  • Trip Code: HST-AT-15
  • Trek Start/End : Nayapul / Phedi
  • Grade: Moderate/Difficult
  • Trek start Elevation: 1110 m.
  • Highest Elevation: 4130 m.
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 person
  • Best time: October, November, December, February, March, April
  • Mode of Trek: Teahouse
  • Trek Duration: 16 days
Annapurna base camp trek

Annapurna base camp trek popular hiking destination of Annapurna region in Nepal, the trek can combine with Ghorepani poon hill. The trek commences from Pokhara valley, an amazing touristic spot in the whole Himalaya with awesome views of Annapurna. While the Annapurna is reflected on the simmering Lake Phewa. The trek heads higher lands with a climb on stone paved steep steps sometimes on leaving the village area walking into alpine woodland of wonderful rhododendron, pines, oaks and bamboo trees, walk leads to a large Gurung village of Chomrong at the height of 1,951 meters, the last permanent Gurung village and the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp.

Annapurna area was first explored by the British Adventure Col. James O.M. ‘Jimmy’ Roberts in the year 1956 and exposed to the world as the ‘Sanctuary of Gods’. As a result, the Sanctuary has been christened as “Annapurna Sanctuary” ever since. While Annapurna base camp trek is combined with Poon Hill (3210m) trek. This trekking route can observe a close up view of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (7041m), Fishtail or Machhapuchhare (6998m,) Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna (II 7939m), Annapurna III(7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m),  Annapurna south (7219m), Himchuli (6441m), Lamjung Himal (6986m), Tukuche peak (6920m).  This trek more distinct than any other treks by its multi-ethnic villages, their rich culture, beautiful landscape, and natural scenery. In addition, this is a good introductory route for close encounters with the Himalayas in a short period of time. Hence, this trek is one of the most popular and spectacular trekking trails in Nepal.

How to access Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Annapurna base camp trek 16 days starts with a short drive to the Nayapul. And then walking from the warm areas with a slow climb towards mid hills through several traditional Gurung tribes’ farm villages with constant beautiful views of Annapurna Mountains with majestic Mt. Machapuchare (Fish Tail). The trail passes through the rural farms and villages, a variety of terrain and to glaciers. After Chomrong you’ll head downhill over terraced farm fields to Chomrong River. And then an uphill climb through cool dense forest to Bamboo a small settlement, located by the Modi River. From here trek advance to the more cooler area after leaving the tree lines at Machapuchare Base Camp 3,720m. While, Machapuchare Base Camp located at the base of towering North Face of Fishtail peak, the starting point of the sanctuary and towards Annapurna Base Camp.

Trek to Annapurna base camp from here with close views of Annapurna mountain range heading high on grassy uphill slopes, to reach  Annapurna Base Camp overlooking towards magnificent Annapurna peaks and Annapurna I a wall of a mountain. After a good scenic walk reaching  Annapurna Base Camp with ample time to marvel and enjoy the mountain views.

With amazing and marvelous time at Annapurna Base Camp heading back to Pokhara via an alternative route. This leads you the best of Annapurna area walking past Chomrong with downhill to Jhinu Danda. While, perched on a ridge offers refreshing bathe in hot springs which is just 20 minutes walk downhill by Modi River continuous to Landruk, Tolka and Dhampus village. Finally to the road head for a short drive back to picturesque Pokhara before leaving to Kathmandu, after a wonderfully memorable experience with Himalayan Smiles Treks Annapurna base camp trek because of professional trekking crew and reasonable trek cost.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  1. Seven-hour scenic drive to Pokhara
  2. Walk around Phewa Lake
  3. Enchanting Sunrise view from Poon Hill (3210m)
  4. Close up view of Mt Machhapurchhre and Annapurna I
  5. Eye-catching waterfalls and Modi Khola river
  6. Beautiful terraces with rice field and farmhouse.
  7. Friendly Gurung people and their hospitality

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

After arrival in Kathmandu International airport, you will be welcomed by our officer. He will assist you to transfer the hotel. At hotel he gives you orientation of the overall trip. Meet your trekking guide. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu

Wake up early in the morning. Have a breakfast at the hotel. Walk to Tourist bus station with your trekking guide. Tourist bus departs for Pokhara at 7 o’clock. Enjoy seven our scenic drive. The bus stops half an hour nearby highway restaurants on the way for lunch. You will be reached at Pokhara around 2 o’clock. Check in at Pokhara hotel. The rest of the day is free. O/n at hotel in Pokhara

After breakfast, take one hour drive to Nayapul. After you reach Nayapul, you will start your trekking slowly. After 20-minutes walking along the Modi stream, you will reach at Birethanti – a beautiful village that has plenty of tea shops and guest houses. Then follow the left route through the village. Your trek continue heading to Ulleri following the bank of the Burungdi stream. You will climb slightly up to the valley of Hile (1495 meters) and Tikhedhunga (1525 meters). The trail leads steep up to Ulleri (2073 meters), a large beautiful Magar village. Ulleri is stopping point for today. O/ n at mountain lodge

After breakfast you start your walking. Today the trail leads you to the Ghorepani, one of the popular destinations of Annapurna region situated at an altitude of 2856 meters. You should gently ascend up to Banthanti (2250 meters) through Oak and rhododendron forest. Then continue trek towards Ghorepani through Nangeythanti (2460 meters). Today you will walk approximately 5 hours. O/ n at mountain lodge

Early in the morning climb up to Poon Hill (3210 meters) to see the panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himalayan ranges as well as exciting sunrise view over the Himalayas. After experiencing the great views of Himalayan panorama from Poon Hill, you descend to Ghorepani. After breakfast, continue downhill trek to Tadapani (2625meter). The trail goes a long the ridges of rhododendron and pine forest till the Tadapani. O/ n at mountain lodge

Today’s trail descends to Kimrong stream through the forest of rhododendron. You then walk towards Chhomrong crossing through the Gurjung village. Chhomrong offers you close views of Mt. Annapurna south and Himchuli and the virgin peak, Fishtail (Machhapuchchhre). O/ n at mountain lodge

Today you descend to Chhomrong stream and again climb up to Dovan (2505m) crossing through silent rhododendron forest. O/ n at mountain lodge

Today, we climb to Deurali (3200m) through the rhododendron and bamboo forest. The place located on the ridge of Hinko Cave and it is the trail most stretch subject to avalanche. O/ n at mountain lodge

The day begins with climb to Machhapuchhre base camp (3900 meters) and then to Annapurna base camp (4131m). The area is surrounded by the mountains and is known as Annapurna Sanctuary. This place gives you an spectacular view of Himalayas including Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Barah Shikhar. Annapurana Base Camp is the final destination of your trekking. O/n at mountain lodge

After visiting Annapurna Base Camp you trek back to Dovan (2505m) with exciting memory of Annapurna South and other giant Himalayan peaks. It takes around 8 hours of walking. O/n at mountain lodge

Today you descend to Chhomrong village (2340m) following the previous route. Normally it takes around 5 hours of walking. O/n at mountain lodge

Today you walk to Landrung Village (1940m).. In the trail you still have you great views of Mt. Annapurna South and Himchuli. It is also 5 hour of walking. O/n at mountain lodge

After breakfast first of all you move towards Tolka, another beautiful village of Annapurna region. Then you climb steps through the forest until Deurali. Deurali gives you nice views of Pokhara valley in the south and the Annapurna range in the north. Then you will descend to Dhampus (1830m), another beautiful Gurung village. O/n at mountain lodge

Finally you finish your trekking after descending to Phedi. From Phedi you take half an hour drive to Pokhara. Our vehicle picks up you there. Check in hotel at the Pokhara hotel. Have a rest at the hotel. O/n at hotel in Pokhara

After breakfast walk to tourist bus station with trekking guide. Then set for Kathmandu. After reach in Kathmandu, you will be taken to your hotel at Kathmandu. Have a rest. In evening you can stroll around Thamel, the major tourist destination of Kathmandu. You can do some last minute shopping of souvenirs for your family and relatives. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu

Today is your the last day in Nepal. Our officer will come to meet you at the hotel to escort you to Kathmandu International Airport for your flight to home.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Price

Silver Price - US$ 730.00 Per Person (Twin sharing)

The Package cost includes:

  • Airport  to hotel pick and drop by private vehicle
  • Two-night accommodation in Kathmandu at three-star hotel with breakfast
  • Two-night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • One highly experienced mountain Guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people),
  • Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide and porters
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • All necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation area entry permit
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
  • All additional government tax
  • Kathmandu/ Pokhara / Kathmandu tourist bus ticket.
  • Other ground transportation

The Package cost excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days from the date of issue) (You may easily get Nepal visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport,
  • All Meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during trekking
  • International airfare
  • Accommodation in Mountain lodge run by local people during the trek
  • Travelers insurance
  • All kind of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Approx 10-12 USD)
  • Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. Personal illness, strike etc.
  • Helicopter evacuation charge in case of emergency whilst trekking

Gold Price - US$ 1095.00 Per Person (Twin sharing)

The Package cost includes:

  • Airport to hotel pick and drop by private vehicle
  • Two-night accommodation in Kathmandu at three-star hotel with breakfast
  • Two-night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Accommodation in Mountain lodge run by local people during the trek
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during trekking
  • One highly experienced mountain Guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people),
  • Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide and porters
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • All necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation area entry permit
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
  • All additional government tax
  • Kathmandu/ Pokhara / Kathmandu tourist bus ticket.
  • Other ground transportation

The Package cost excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days/ USD 40 for 30 days from the date of issue) (You may easily get Nepal visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu)
  • International airfare
  • Travelers insurance
  • All kind of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Approx 10-12 USD)
  • Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. Personal illness, strike etc.
  • Helicopter evacuation charge in case of emergency whilst trekking

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