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    Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

    Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

    • Destination
    • Durations
      12 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
      Adventure Trekking
    • Accommodation
      Tea House
    • Meals
      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Vehicle
      Local Transports
    • Max. People
    • Trip Mode
      Hotels and local nice lodge basis
    • Areas of Trek
      Annapurna Himalaya region.


    • Stunning Himalayan landscapes with panoramic views of Annapurna peaks
    • Rich cultural experiences with interactions with Gurung and Magar communities
    • Lush forests, diverse flora/fauna, and beautiful waterfalls
    • Natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda for relaxation
    • Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) as the ultimate destination
    • Comfortable tea houses and lodges for resting and meals
    • Adventure and challenge with moderate to strenuous hiking.

    Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 12 days

    Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a journey into the heart of Nepal's North Mid-West Himalayas. Thus, you will be within the scenic and beautiful Annapurna Sanctuary, enclosed within an amphitheater of high snow peaks. And its base camp in the whole Himalayas is unique because trekkers can find the comfort of a nice and cozy lodge with rooms facing mighty Annapurna peaks.

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek is probably the only adventure that leads you beneath the massive Annapurna range of mountains in a short time duration of little over a week. This walking journey applies to all ages, from family and school/college groups to beginners.

    The trekking to Annapurna Base camp leads you to gradual walks, where you get acclimatized as the journey progresses daily. You will get acclimatized until we reach our final destination at Annapurna base camp trek height of 4,130 m.

    Nowhere in this world or the Himalayas can offer a trek leading at the world's highest mountain base camp in a short time frame. You can finish this trek without worrying about getting AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness).

    We have designed this program with flexible itinerary days to suit your holidays in Nepal. So you will have ample time to enjoy the closeness of the mountains and their pristine environment. Also, one can enjoy and learn the harmony of the local hill, people, colorful culture, and traditional customs.

    Truly a foremost adventure on this trek, where walks start from the beautiful Himalayan location at Pokhara. This city is a renowned tourist hub of Nepal, Mid-West, within the shade of the mighty Annapurna Himalaya range that reflects its calm lakes of Phewa and Begnas.

    The walk starts from low, warm villages of paddy fields to reach into cooler mid-hills covered with lovely alpine woodland of rhododendron-magnolia-oaks and pine trees. Consequently, explore the exciting villages of Gurung mountain people of the Annapurna region. Then slowly head into the deep Modi River gorge.

    Then walk progresses into the cool shade of a gorge covered with dense tree lines and vegetation. Next walk leads following the river upstream right to its glacial source at Annapurna base camp within a picturesque-looking sanctuary.

    Over there, enjoy the beautiful and unbelievable panorama of the high towering Annapurna mountain range in the comfort of a nice local lodge. And then, head back on the same trail for some days and take an alternative route to Pokhara. So, pass the nice village of Jhinu with a refreshing time in its natural hot spring, then back to the scenic Pokhara.

    Annapurna Base Camp trekking is an adventure that concludes in Pokhara. Summing up, you will have a fantastic experience and enjoyable time around Annapurna Himalaya.

    Best Seasons: Nearly all months of the year except the monsoon, wet months from mid-June to mid-September. March to May is the best time for trekking to Annapurna Base camp because of the clear views till the afternoon when wildflowers are in bloom with fantastic views of mountains, a pleasant day with cooler morning and night time.

    Another best time is October to December for clear views of the peak. At that time, short sunlight days can be cold in the morning and night. This depends upon the altitude and overnight stop.

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    • Day01

      Reach Kathmandu via various international airline and transfer to hotel.

      On arrival, get received by our staff and guide and transfer to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu. After checking into your lovely rooms, get refreshed from jet-leg. Then join in with other members of Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

      Our guide/leader will brief us with information about the hotels-including detail of trekking regarding the local lodge, walks, views, history, and culture.  Simultaneously, with a few critical do’s and don’ts while you are with us, have enjoyable times.

      The evening includes a nice dinner(which includes Nepal traditional foods ) in a pleasant Nepalese restaurant with local cultural programs. Remember, the next day morning is the time to start our trek.

    • Day02

      Drive / Fly to Pokhara 820m (220 k.m – 06 hrs rides (30 mins by air).

      Morning starts with drive on tourist coach or smaller vehicle depending upon group size. Thus this journey that takes you away from Kathmandu valley. Gradually head into low warmer areas with views of snow-capped mountains. As drive continues passing farm villages and town then head in Nepal Mid-West to reach atscenic Pokhara city.

      At Pokhara, transfer to nice hotels by the serene lake Phewa. Also, get views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain range with towering peaks of Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’.

      (Options by air 30 minutes of scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara)

    • Day03

      Pokhara to Syali Bazaar 1,100 m walk to Ghandruk village 1,930 m-06 hrs.

      After a pleasant stop in beautiful Pokhara, take breakfast and drive beyond Pokhara Valley. So, ultimately our tour starts and on a first-day trek to the high and mid hills of Annapurna Himalaya. The commencing point of the trek to Annapurna Base Camp is Birethanti.

      From here, walk within the farm village with a slow uphill to reach Ghandruk for an overnight halt. The large Gurung area at Ghandruk is a typical Nepalese mountain village, which faces views of Annapurna peaks.

    • Day04

      Ghandruk to Chomrong 2,170 m – 06 hrs.

      Morning from Ghandruk start with steep climb on stone paved steps to reach top of the village. Then on gradual winding trail with short climb, reach at Kimrong Danda a ridge, with few tea-shops and lodge.

      After a refreshing break, downhill into deep forest to reach at Kimrong River valley. Which is a nice wide place with farm fields and terraces. And then climb towards a steep hill to reach at Chomrong, the last permanent and large village on route  to base camp.

    • Day05

      Chomrong to Doban 2,630 m – 06 hrs.

      After breakfast on downhill for short time, cross over a small stream. Next climb to reach isolated spot of Sinwa, a place with few lodge and shops. Then walk leads to gradual winding path into nice cool woodland. As a result, downhill to enter at Modi River gorge filled with rich vegetation including bamboos groves. Over-there you will find some nice lodges.

      From Bamboo, an hour walk on gradual trail takes to forested areas to reach our overnight halt at Doban.

    • Day06

      Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,700 m – 06 hrs.

      Here onward, walks leads closer to our aim with short climb into forest. Then pass a place called Himalaya Hotel, located near a large overhanging cave called Hinko. This is situated beneath Annapurna South and Huin-Chuli peaks.

      From Himalaya Hotel downhill towards Modi River and  short climb to Deurali. All  tall tree lines drops for smaller and short bushes reaching there. But walk continues uphill following Modi river right up to Machhapuchare base camp our overnight stop.

    • Day07

      Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) height at 4,130 m – 03 hrs.

      Next day starts with easy and short day morning walk to Annapurna base camp from Machhapuchare. Finally, Annapurna Sanctuary starts right up to base camp. As similar, walk leads with short ups to reach a  ground on a huge field or a plateau within sanctuary enclosed by array of peak.  Soon walk leads to a welcome sign-post of Annapurna Base Camp.

      Reach our final destination and highest spot of trek at above 4,130 m high situated beneath towering  peaks. They are Mt.Annapurna and  other peaks like Vara-Shikar, Gangapurna with Annapurna South.

      Again we are saying this in whole Himalaya region, Annapurna Base Camp is full with facility. Nice and cozy lodge includes with variety of foods and rooms facing amazing views of Annapurna peaks. So, you can enjoy your overnight stay at base camp.

    • Day08

      Base Camp to Bamboo 2,345 m – 06 hrs.

      Enjoying great and fantastic times at Annapurna base camp, morning walks leads to long walk of nearly six hours on downhill. With few short ups, reach at Bamboo, as well heading back into tree lines and lush vegetation.So after walk of nearly six hours stop for overnight stay at Bamboo.

    • Day09

      Trek to Jhinu village 1,780m a place with Hot Spring – 06 hrs.

      On a return journey, head back to Chomrong with some ups and downs. After Chomrong reach a hill top, where our route diverts to another new area towards a nice hill village at Jhinu.

      Jhinu offers refreshing natural hot-spring for interested people. Which is a mere distance downhill of half hour to the hot spring with two nice warm pools close to raging Modi-River.

    • Day10

      Drive to Pokhara-04 hrs walks and 2 hrs drive.

      Our last day of the trek,  morning starts on a nice pleasant trail with much downhill reaching low and warmer farm and paddy fields areas at Sibai. Then, an interesting drive brings you at scenic and beautiful Pokhara for overnight stops by its serene Phewa Lake.

    • Day11

      Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

      Depending upon size of the group, travel on Tourist Coach or in private car to reach back at Kathmandu. If you get time in the afternoon and if interested engage in personal activities and shopping.

      (Options to choose by air from Pokhara to reach Kathmandu 30 mins flight. Panorama of mountains and dramatic landscapes. Then from Kathmandu airport transfer back to your hotels.

    • Day12

      Depart Kathmandu for international departure homeward bound.

      Finally, all good things must come to an end with grand memories and exciting experience on Annapurna Base Camp trekking. With last final day in Nepal a country of Himalayan wonders,  our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu international airport. So that, you can fly to home or to respective countries.

    Cost Details

    What's Included in Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

    • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
    • Pokhara to Nayapul and Nayapul to Pokhara private vehicles.
    • Two night’s tourist standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Two night tourist standard hotel in Pokhara (1 night before trek and 1 night after trek).
    • Three meals a day (Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner)during the trek.
    • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations throughout the trek.
    • All necessary paper works Annapurna Conservation Area Project. Entry permit and Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
    • Kathamandu- Pokhara flight.
    • Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist bus.
    • A  Government License holder and English speaking, friendly guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
    • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
    • Use of sleeping bag, down Jacket and Duffel bag. (if you don’t have your own, need to return after trip completed).
    • Eco Holidays Nepal T-shirt and cap.
    • Government taxes and official expenses.
    • Annapurna base camp trek route map.
    • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily. (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms.) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
    • Assistant guide group size above 8 + person.
    • Farewell dinner.

    What's Excluded in Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

    • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Lunch and Dinner).
    • Your Travel and Medical Insurance.
    • Porter if needed($180)
    • Your Personal Expenses.
    • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek.
    • All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
    • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
    • Tips for the guide, porter. (Tipping is expected).
    • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

    Departure Dates & Price

    • Start Date3rd Dec 2023
      End Date14th Dec 2023
      USD 775Per person
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    • Start Date8th Dec 2023
      End Date19th Dec 2023
      USD 775Per person
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    • Start Date13th Dec 2023
      End Date24th Dec 2023
      USD 775Per person
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    • Start Date20th Dec 2023
      End Date31st Dec 2023
      USD 775Per person
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    • Start Date26th Dec 2023
      End Date6th Jan 2024
      USD 775Per person
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    • Start Date30th Dec 2023
      End Date10th Jan 2024
      USD 775Per person
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