Annapurna Base Camp Trek 16 Days

$1135 USD
- 16 Days
- Moderate to Difficult
2-10 Pax

Trekking, Sightseeing

October to December and March to May

Private Car & Bus

Hotel and Lodges

Lodge Trek

4243m. at Annapurna Base Camp

Breakfast in Kathmandu and full board meals during the trek

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek Overview


Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an inspiring Himalayan trek into the heart of the Annapurna range, balanced with a wonderful taste of both city and rural life in Nepal. Although leading you into the heart of the mighty Himalaya, the trek presents no major difficulties and can be undertaken by enthusiastic hill walkers. The surrounding area is protected with 7,629 sq km Annapurna Conservation Area, the first and largest conservation area in Nepal. The Annapurna Conservation Area is homeland to several world-class treks.

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp begins after short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and beautiful walk through Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chomrong, Bamboo, Deurali  and finally to the base camp of Annapurna. Annapurna base camp is located in the lap of Annapurna South which has a perfect Majestic view of Annapurnas and Fishtail.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft) 6-7 hours

Day 4: Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tikhadhunga (1,540m/5,052ft) By bus 2 hours and 4-5 hours walking

Day 5: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (3,194m/10,479ft) 6- 7 hours

Day 6: Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2,590m/8,497ft) 5-6 hours

Day 7: Tadapani to Sinuwa (2,340m/7,677ft) 6-7 hours

Day 8: Sinuwa to Deurali (3,230m/10,597ft) 6 hours

Day 9: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,549ft) 5 hours

Day 10: Base Camp to Bamboo. (2,340m/7,677ft) 6 hours

Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu (1,780m/5,839ft) 5 hours

Day 12: Jhinu to Landruk (1,640m/5,380ft) 2:30-3 hours

Day 13: Landruk to Pathana (1,890m/6,200ft) 3-4 hours

Day 14: Pathana to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft) 3 hours

Day 15: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 7-8 hrs drive (1,300m/4,264 ft) 6-7 hours

Day 16: Departure day

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, we will greet you and take you to your hotel. We will meet either later on that day or the next day to take you to our head office, where we will brief you on your upcoming trek with us. Here, we will introduce you to your trekking guide and Sherpa. If your flight arrives on time, we will take you to one of the most popular local restaurants with delicious Nepalese food, cultural music and ethnic dance. This will give you a glimpse into the different ethnic groups. If you arrive late in the evening, we can do this the next day instead.

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

After breakfast, you will begin a city tour of Kathmandu where you will see the main attractions of the valley. On this tour you will visit the Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square (the old palace). After finishing the city tour, we will meet again to check your clothing and trekking equipment (sleeping bag, jacket and trekking boots). Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft) 6-7 hours

After breakfast, we drive to Pokhara by a tourist bus, which departs at 7:00 am. This is an excellent drive through the Prithivi Highway, featuring interesting views of the mountains, rivers, waterfalls and jungles, as well as farm terraces and villages. The bus makes two stops, for breakfast and lunch. After a 7 hour drive, you will reach Pokhara. After check into the hotel, you can take a walk around the lake side of the city to explore the surrounding areas. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tikhadhunga (1,540m/5,052ft) By bus 2 hours and 4-5 hours walking

We take a short drive to Nayapul, a beginning part of the trek. After preparing the luggage for the porters and for yourself, the trail takes you on an easy walk towards Birethanti along the river. A short check in formalities at the ACAP office, and the trail leads you towards Bhurundi khola, along with great scenery passing through several countryside villages all the way up to Tikhedhunga. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 5: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (3,194m/10,479ft) 6- 7 hours

After breakfast, we prepare for the long uphill to Ulleri, which has 3200 stone steps and an amazing landscape featuring the valley and part of the Annapurna range. This scenery will motivate you to climb up the steps and immerse yourself deeper into the hike. After a short walk from Ulleri, the trail leads you through the forest of rhododendron, which is national flower of Nepal.  Then the trail continues uphill to Ghorepani which is on the top of a hill boasting excellent views of entire Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 6: Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2,590m/8,497ft) 5-6 hours

Early in the morning, we take an hour walk to the top of Poon Hill for a view of the sunrise, complimented by the beautiful mountain range. After taking photographs from Poon Hill, we will return to the lodge at Ghorepani and trek down to Tadapani after breakfast. The beginning parts of the trail have a steep uphill climb to the ridge by way of stone steps, and after a few ups and downs you will reach Deurali for a short break. Then the trail drops down through the valley and into Banthanti. The entire hike goes through a forest that has beautiful scenery and refreshing shade. Toward the end of the day, there is a short and easy walk to the ridge and a steep downhill walk to the river. Then there is a steep climb to Tadapani, which is located on the top of the ridge. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 7: Tadapani to Sinuwa (2,340m/7,677ft) 6-7 hours

After breakfast, the trail drops down through the forest, and continues down to the river where we cross a suspension bridge at the bottom, and take an easy walk after a short climb. The trail leads to Chomrong, followed by a steep downhill to Sinuwa for an overnight stay.

Day 8: Sinuwa to Deurali (3,230m/10,597ft) 6 hours

At the beginning there is an easy walk that leads you through the forest towards Bamboo and continues with a climb up to Dovan. Then the trail leads you through the valley towards the Himalaya, where we may stop for lunch and continue to hike to Deurali for an overnight stay.

Day 9: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,549ft) 5 hours

After breakfast, the trail climbs up through the valley to get to the Machhapuchhare Base Camp where you will take an hour rest before you head to the Base Camp. If you have no problem climbing up, we continue walking to Base Camp for an overnight stay (If you have a problem walking further we will stop here for an overnight stay and make it a short day trip).

Day 10: Base Camp to Bamboo. (2,340m/7,677ft) 6 hours

After a morning excursion, the trail drops down through the same valley to Deurali and continues downhill through the forest. You may find it to be an easy downhill which is not steep and has interesting sights along the way. Finally, we stop for the day at Bamboo.

Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu (1,780m/5,839ft) 5 hours

After breakfast at the lodge the trail leads uphill through the stone steep to the ridge and an easy walk to Sinuwa. Then the trail drops down to the bottom of the hill and continue climb up to Chomrong. After lunch break at Chomrong the trail takes a steep drop down to Jhinu. Once you get to the Guest House, you will walk 15 minutes downhill to the bank of the river where the hot spring is located. According to Hindu mythology, if you bath in these springs, you will wash all your sins away. After our relaxing time, we have a short climb back to the lodge for an overnight stay

Day 12: Jhinu to Landruk (1,640m/5,380ft) 2:30-3 hours

You can go to the hot spring again in the morning if you wish, and later we will walk down through the valley to cross a bridge. After that, there is a short climb that will take you into Landruk. There are few suspension bridges to cross and many waterfalls on the way. Landruk is a big Magar village that you will enjoy exploring. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 13: Landruk to Pathana (1,890m/6,200ft) 3-4 hours

After breakfast at the lodge, your day begins with a few ups and downs leading to the bottom of the hill at Bhaisekharka. After that, the trail runs steep up to the ridge at Deurali, going through a forest. Deurali is located on the top of the ridge, and from there you will enjoy the views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, the Annapurnas and more. Then the trail drops down to Pathana for our overnight stay.

Day 14: Pathana to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft) 3 hours

Today, the last day of walking, is easy and short to Dhampus village. After Dhampus, the trail drops down to Phedi (bottom of the hill) which is the ending part of the walk. After a half an hour drive, you will reach Pokhara for our overnight stay.

Day 15: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 7-8 hrs drive (1,300m/4,264 ft) 6-7 hours

At 7 am, we'll drive to Kathmandu via the same route we first took to Pokhara from Kathmandu. It is an interesting driving route where one can enjoy passing scenes of natural beauty. In the afternoon, we'll arrive in Kathmandu where will host a farewell dinner at a Nepalese restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 16: Departure day

Today is the last day of your trip with us. If you would like to extend your holiday with us, we would be more than happy to help you plan further adventures. Otherwise, we will take you to the airport for your departure.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost :- US$1045

Include

-Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
-3 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel with breakfast
-2 Nighst twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara
-One full day guided city tour by private vehicle in Kathmandu
-Welcome dinner and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance
-Annapurna trekking permits and Tims permits
-Bus transportation to Pokharar and return from Pokhara
-Breakfast in the city and full meals during the trek
-Tea/Coffe (served in a cup)
-Seasonal fresh fruits after dinner
-Gov. licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
-A porter (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses 
-Insurance of Guide and Porter
-All required local tax and Gov tax
-Down jacket,Duffel bag and sleeping bag
-Trekking Map
 

Exclude

-Nepal arrival visa
-Meals in the city except breakfast and above mentioned special dinner
-Monument entrance fees
-Your personal nature expenses eg. Mineral water, Beer, Coke and entire beverage etc
-Travel insurance that covers trip cancelation and Helicopter evacuation
-Tips and any other extending trips and accommodation.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Information

Travel Insurance
You must have a  travel insurance. A travel insurance policy that covers cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. If a client becomes ill, all hospital expenses, doctors' fees and repatriation costs are the client's responsibility. If you are injured and unable to travel, you can ask for a rescue helicopter from a remote area only if you have definite proof you can pay for it.

Health and Fitness
We strongly recommend you to consult the doctor before planning your holidays. 
Foods and Accommodation
In Kathmandu we use tourist standard hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share – depending on group size and room availability, triple share may be offered up on your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost. For breakfast you expect to have porridge, toast or chapattis, omelet and local bread. We will provide all meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. Whilst trekking on the Everest, the accommodation is in guesthouses or Lodges which are basic with shared facilities. Some lodges offers shower and mostly offers bucket hot water up on request. During the trip you can expect 2 hot showers.

Our effort while you are on a trek
We will try to keep to the proposed itinerary, however as this is adventure travel in a remote Himalayan region, the health of member, weather conditions can all contribute to changes the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary. If you are delayed longer than the itinerary date we can help reschedule your international flights but prepare to pay some extra charge if required.
 
Our legal documents
We are a government authorized and certified company. We have special authorization from the government of Nepal to operate trekking tours, expeditions, Tibetan tours, Bhutan tours and many other tourism related services. We are also proud to be members of different professional organizations:
Ministry of Finance, Department of Taxation PAN No. 304585539
Company Registration Office, Pvt. Ltd. No. 79438/067/068
Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Department of Tourism Industry License No. 1288/067
Central Bank of Nepal, Nepal Rasta Bank Foreign Exchange Department License No. 1159/1/068
Nepal Tourism Board
Trekking Agent Association of Nepal (TAAN)
Kathmandu Environment Education Project (KEEP)

Travel season
we have two best seasons - spring and autumn.

Spring :-( March, April, May) - warmest time to trek. Rhododendron flowers in bloom excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility. 
Autumn: -(Mid September, October and November) - excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility.
Winter : -(December, January and February) are also good, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this.
Summer: -Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August).We do not suggest you this time to visit Nepal. Nepal can be visited the whole year round.

What to bring- pack list: 

Equipments:
Head:
Sunglasses with UV protection
Sun Hat
Lip balm
Upper body:
T- Shirts (2)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/ or jacket (Included)
Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves/ mittens with a waterproof outer shell
Lower body:
Underwear (4)
Hiking shorts (2)
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Feet:
Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/ or sandals)
Gaiters only for winter)
Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F (Included)
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small padlock or combination lock
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags- for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (you will carry your own small daypack)
Water bottles (2)
Hiking poles/ walking sticks
Toiletries:
Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothbrush etc
Ear plugs
Small wash towel
Extras:
Camera with extra batteries and cards/ film
Binoculars
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Reading book
Trail Map/ Guide book
Journal & Pen
IPod & Travel games (i.e. cards, chess, and backgammon)

Passport & Visa Information
Nepal visa is easy to obtain. You may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You must have 2 passport size photographs, visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip. Nationals of SAARC countries, India and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.


Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)


Tourist Visa Fees


3 days transit visa - Free of cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu, and
Tel: 00977-1 4433935 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868 Download visa form-: www.immi.gov.np