Annapurna Basecamp Trek - 15 Days

Overview

The setting of Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 m is unique and incredibly spectacular, set amidst the majestic peaks of Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m). The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes 7 to 12 days, depending on itinerary and length of walking days. The Annapurna trekking region is easily accessible with different trailheads starting just an hour or two away from Pokhara. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek can easily be done independently. It is possible to do this trek in all seasons, however, in the winter the Base Camp can sometimes be closed due to the snow level. In springtime, the huge rhododendron forests are in full bloom which gives the trek an extra appeal.

Trip Highlights

  • Earn some serious bragging rights for reaching the Annapurna Base Camp: Base Camp to one of World's Highest Mountain and Nepal treasure
  • Reach annapurna base camp(4,130m),Rich in flora and fauna
  • Experience a magical sunrise over the Annapurna ranges from the spectacular heights of Poon Hill – an early morning hike to this prime spot will be well worth the effort.
  • Relax and unwind in Pokhara after your trek, choose to cruise along Phewa Tal (Lake) and gaze up at snow-capped mountains or opt for a relaxing massage to rejuvenate those tired legs.
  • Get a taste of rural Nepalese life

Itinerary

  • Day 1:
    Arrive Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

    You will be greeted by a panoramic view of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below once you fly in the sky of Kathmandu. A representative and driver from our office will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel. At the hotel you will be briefed about your daily activities. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 2:
    Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu ( Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Patan Durbar Square) and Transfer to Hotel

    Kathmandu, the city of peace, lives true to this description. The city is charming, busy, bustling, serene, alive and asleep – all at once. Kathmandu, which is derived from the Pahari word for ‘wood shelter’, is an abode of serenity and tranquillity, with its monasteries, temples and spiritual melting pots. While the natural beauty of the city is more than enough for travellers to throng Kathmandu year after year. There will be a guided tour to UNESCO World Heritage Sites namely Boudhanath- the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal, Pashupatinath- most popular Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva and Patan or Lalitpur (the City of Artisans), which is 5km away from Kathmandu. At Patan Durbar Square, we will delight in the architectural wonders of Malla era. Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor Temple, Krishna Temple and Golden Temple are the major attractions at the square. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 3:
    Drive to Pokhara by private vehicle (6/7 hrs) and transfer to hotel

    After an early breakfast, our endeavour towards Pokhara by a tourist bus (probably 6-7 hours journey). We will cover the total distance of 210km between Kathmandu and Pokhara along the snaky highway.On our way, we can see the picturesque Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers along green and rocky mountains, rivers connecting each other and small springs too. Pokhara is a beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa and begnas Lake, also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna (8,091m), Machapuchare (6,993m) in the north, Dhaulagiri (8,169m) in the west, Manaslu (8,156m) and Lamjung Himal (6,983) in the east. Pokhara is a lakeside tourist’s paradise with many f acilities for travellers. You can roam around the lakeside where people of different cultures come to hang out and have some good time near Phewa lake. Accommodation at the bank of Lakeside.

  • Day 4:
    Drive to Nayapul - approx. 2 hrs, and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m) - approx. 3/4 hrs

    After a nourishing breakfast at bank of fewa lake, we’ll continue our journey with a short drive through beautiful landscape on the way to Nayapul/birethanti or off road of Hile,we start our trek from here.The route follows pleasantly through fertile jungle and terraced fields along a rushing river. This place is an important point along the trekking route that runs from Pokhara towards the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre base camps and further towards the town of Jomsom, then we follow the trail through the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola ,steadily up the side of the valley to Hille(1,495m) and after a short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga(1,570m). Overnight at Local Lodge

  • Day 5:
    Trek to Ghorepani (2860m) - approx 6/7 hrs

    After a short trek towards tikhedhunga, today we’ll head towards a steep ascent. we can take in astonishing views of the snowy peaks of the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare, and Hiunchuli. Then we ascend more gently through rhododendron forest where we can see wild animals like monkeys and along the way we can also see springs and rivers Making the land seem like paradise towards Nanghethani(2460m). After an hour more walking we’ll reach our destination Ghorepani, a spectacular settlement located on a ridgeline. The views of the Himalayas from this village are breathtaking. We can see panoramic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas on a clear day. Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV, V, Tukuche, Dhampus, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Barah Sikhar, Machhapuchhre (commonly known as Fishtail) are some of the major peaks seen from here. In this way, our 3rd day of Annapurna base camp will be successful with amazing pictures of humongous mountains and lots of memories.

  • Day 6:
    Early morning hike to Poon Hill viewpoint (3,210 m/ 10,525 ft) (1 km/ 0.6 miles) - 45 minutes , then trek to Tadapani (2,630 m/8,630 ft)

    We will have an early-morning excursion up to Poon Hill (3210m) for amazing brilliant sunrise and panoramic view of high Himalaya. It takes about 45 minutes and 400 meter walk up to the view point. After enjoying the sun rise and Mountain View, we will come back to hotel for breakfast. Then we will trek to Tadapani (25400m). Overnight at Local Lodge. .

  • Day 7:
    Tadapani to Chomrong(2,165 m/7,105 ft)

    After a long mountainous sightseeing in the poonhills today We’ll enjoy an early morning panorama from Tadapani as the peaks light up. After a healthy breakfast early morning while viewing the sunrise in Tadapani, we’ll hike though Ghandruk and a steep descent to Kimron River, and up to Chhomrong, on our way, we will see the great view of Annapurna South, Fishtail mountain. It is a great place situated at the lap of mighty Annapurna massif. Chomrong is a village in the Annapurna area of Nepal and a popular overnight stop for those walking the Annapurna sanctuary trek or base camp trek. The village is spread over a hillside that has stunning views of the Annapurnas and Machapuchare.

  • Day 8:
    Chomrong to Himalaya

    Today’s trek is a bit longer. We make our way down through the spread out, picturesque village as We follow the trail down to Chomrong Khola, through the picturesque village and climb to the valley of the Modi River. We follow the trail through a clearing in the forest then through the lush jungle with rhododendron (Nepal’s national flower), dense bamboo and oaks. We pass a trailside canyon and eventually we make it to our evening’s destination.

  • Day 9:
    Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) – approx. 5/6 hrs

    We will start the day by hiking a pleasant ascend, making our way through streams and falls until a steep ascend to Hinku and further small but steep hike to Deurali. Immediately after Deurali, the damp trees of lush green forest change into drier grassy land. The trail is more relaxed from here onwards but undergoes one of the most adventurous sections being it prone to avalanche. The views of distant Machhapuchhre become more dominant and we get the first glimpse of majestic Annapurna. On this day we will start to feel the effect of altitude. Overnight at Local Lodge.

  • Day 10:
    Early morning to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) – approx. 3/4hrs and back to MBC, Continue trek to Bamboo (2345m) – approx. 4/5 hrs

    Early in the morning we will have one of the best 360 degree views in the Himalaya. With the glimpse of sunrise over Mt Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchre and fond memories, we will retrace the journey back to Bamboo. Overnight at Local Lodge.

  • Day 11:
    Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,780 m / 6,393 ft) and nearby natural hot springs- Walking Distance (8.5 kilometers / 5.2 miles.) 3-4hrs

    After a long 10 miles journey from ABC to Bamboo, We’ll continue our way down river towards jhinu danda, passing through the serene forests of We continue our way down to Kimrong Khola and start ascending passing through the serene forests of rhododendron, bamboo and oak. Jhinu Danda is located in a very exotic geographical place. Due to which trekkers can find the soothing natural hot springs. Here, we can just relax and sooth out your tired muscles. While observing the natural sights around. Forests filled with rhododendron forest and vegetation largely occupy the central hot spring areas. Along with that, we can even celebrate the achievement of reaching Annapurna Base Camp. Moreover, the place seems to attract tons of new visitors each year without any decrease in the overall tourist numbers. Meanwhile, We then ascend to Chomrong village before dropping by the small peaceful settlement of Jhinu Danda. This village has a nearby riverside hot springs where we can soak our tired muscle.

  • Day 12:
    Trek to Nayapul – approx. 3/4 hrs and drive back to Pokhara (approx 1.5 hrs), Evening at Lake Side

    After breakfast we will trek to Nayapul via Birethanti. It takes about 3/4 hours’ walk to Nayapul then we will drive to Pokhara by private car or van. In the evening, you are free to do your activities, like relaxing, strolling along the lakeside etc. Overnight in Hotel.

  • Day 13:
    Free day / Sightseeing tour of Pokhara

    Enjoy a free day in Pokhara to unwind, relax, and give those muscles a rest after all that trekking. Your leader can advise you of sightseeing opportunities. It is worth taking a boat for a row out on the lake, especially if the weather’s fine. The lakeside area has great shopping opportunities and internet cafes. Pokhara has an interesting old area as well as an elaborate Hindu temple and a Buddhist monastery. Perhaps visit the Peace Pagoda, where spectacular views of the mountains await. You can see the Annapurnas from here, and the famous fishtail peak, Machhapuchhare, and back across to Pokhara. You will also visit the fascinating International Mountain Museum to learn some amazing tales of past climbing expeditions. Overnight at Hotel

  • Day 14:
    Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

    Today we will drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu via same route we took earlier. The rest of the day is free for your personal activities. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 15:
    Depart Kathmandu

    Today is your last day in Nepal. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight or you can extend your Nepal tour by joining other tour packages and activities..

Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Arrival and Departure Airport transfers
  • Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Sightseeing Transfers
  • Trek Transfer Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu.
  • English speaking professional Tour guide
  • 3-nights accommodation on twin sharing basis in Kathmandu on BB Basis
  • 3-nights accommodation ion twin sharing basis in Pokhara on BB Basis
  • English speaking professional Trek guide
  • 8-nights accommodation on twin sharing in Tea House during the trek AP Basis
  • Farewell Gala Dinner
  • First Aid Kit
  • ACAP and TIMS card
  • Salary and Insurance of Trek Guide
  • Detailed briefing of the trek
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and Company Service Charge

Exclusions

  • Lunch and Dinner during stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Entry fee to monumental sites
  • Nepal entry Visa Cost
  • Trekking Gears and Equipment
  • Porters
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance and Rescue (It is necessary in case of emergency)
  • Extended Stay due to any natural disaster
  • Anything not included in inclusions

Gear Lists

  • TREKKING GEAR

    1. Ruck sack bag with rain cover. 

    2. Day Pack Bag – Recommended for treks with summit day

    3. Head Torch with spare batteries. 

    4. U V protection sunglasses. 

    5. Water Bottles: 2 bottles of 1 liter each

    FOOTWEAR

    1. Non-skid, deep treaded, high-ankle trekking shoes 

    2. Pair of lightweight Slipper/Sandals 

    CLOTHING

    1. Quick Dry Warm lower or Track Pants. 

    2. Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts. 

    3. Pair of thick woolen socks. 1 pair for every two days of trekking

    4. Thermal Body warmer Upper & Lower. 

    5. Undergarments. Qty – 1 for every day of trekking

    6. Warm jacket closed at wrist & neck.

    7. Full sleeves sweater. 

    8. Rainwear ( Jacket & Pants ).

    9. Pair of waterproof, warm gloves. 

    10. Woolen cap. 

    11. Sun shielding Hat. 

    TOILETRIES

    1. Personal toiletries kit (Small Towel, Toilet paper, paper soap, Bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream, etc.)

    2. Sun screen lotion small pack. 

    3. Lip Balm small pack. Qty-1

     

    MISCELLANEOUS

    1. Camera (Optional) 

    2. Carry your medicines in plenty in case you have any specific ailment. Consult your doctor before joining the trek.

    3. Dry fruits, Nuts, Chocolate bars (Optional

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Annapurna Basecamp Trek

Trip Info

  • Bus/Jeep/Car
  • min 2 pax
  • 4130 m
  • Tea House
  • February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December,
  • Tea House Trek