Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 11 Days

$770 USD
- 11 Days
- Easy
2-10 Pax

Trekking

March-May\ September -December

Private Car

Lodge

Lodge Trek

4,130m/13,549ft at Annapurna Base Camp

Full board

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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Overview

Annapurna Base Camp 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 you will be venturing into the heart of the mighty Himalaya, this trek presents no major difficulties and can be undertaken by any enthusiastic hikers. The surrounding area is protected within the 7,629 km Annapurna Conservation Area, which is the first and largest conservation area in Nepal. The Annapurna Conservation Area is home to several world-class treks. Annapurna Base camp combines some of the most spectacular mountain scenery with a fascinating insight into the modern hill life of Nepal. This is a unique trek along local trails, offering varieties of flora and fauna, from sub-tropical to pine forests, along with the beautiful blossoming rhododendron and villages built on terraced farmland

Note: This begins from Pokhara which helps who are arriving in to Pokhara from India via overland.  If you are arriving in Kathmandu we do have another similar trip that begins from Kathmandu.
 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tikhadhunga (1,540m/5,052ft) By bus 2 hours and 4-5 hours walking

Day 02: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (3,194m/10,479ft) 6- 7 hours

Day 03: Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2,590m/8,497ft) 5-6 hours

Day 04: Tadapani to Sinuwa (2,340m/7,677ft) 6-7 hours

Day 05: Sinuwa to Deurali (3,230m/10,597ft) 6 hours

Day 06: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,549ft) 5 hours

Day 07: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo. (2,340m/7,677ft) 6 hours

Day 08: Bamboo to Jhinu (1,780m/5,839ft) 5 hours

Day 09: Jhinu to Landruk (1,640m/5,380ft) 2:30-3 hours

Day 10: Landruk to Pathana (1,890m/6,200ft) 3-4 hours

Day 11: Pathana to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft) 3 hours

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tikhadhunga (1,540m/5,052ft) By bus 2 hours and 4-5 hours walking

We will meet you at your hotel in Pokhara in the morning and  take a short drive to Nayapul. 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, the trail then 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 02: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (3,194m/10,479ft) 6- 7 hours

After breakfast, we prepare for a 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 Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 03: Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2,590m/8,497ft) 5-6 hours

This morning, we will take an hour-long walk to the top of Poon Hill to watch sunrise. After taking photographs from Poon Hill, we will drop down 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 then 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. Near the end, there is a short, easy walk to the ridge and a steep downhill walk to the river and cross the bridge. Then there is a steep climb to Tadapani, located on the top of the ridge. We will stay overnight at Guest House.

Day 04: Tadapani to Sinuwa (2,340m/7,677ft) 6-7 hours

After breakfast, the trail goes 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 and a continued climb to Sinuwa for an overnight stay.

Day 05: Sinuwa to Deurali (3,230m/10,597ft) 6 hours

Start with 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 you stop for lunch and continue to hike to Deurali for an overnight stay.

Day 06: 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 shorter day trip).

Day 07: Base Camp to Bamboo. (2,340m/7,677ft) 6 hours

Today, 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 08: 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 into the Guest House, you will walk 15 minutes downhill to the bank of the river where the hot spring is located to provide you with superb relaxation. According to Hindu mythology, it is said that taking a bath here will wash all our sins away. After our relaxing time, we have a short climb back to the lodge for our overnight stay.

Day 09: Jhinu to Landruk (1,640m/5,380ft) 2:30-3 hours

You can go to the hot spring again in the morning if you'd like, 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 10: Landruk to Pathana (1,890m/6,200ft) 3-4 hours

After breakfast, your day begins with a few ups and downs leading to the bottom of the hill at Bhaisekharka. 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 11: Pathana to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft) 3 hours

Today, the last day of the walk, 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 overnight stay.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Cost :- US$770

Include

-Annapurna trekking permits and Tims permits
-Bus transportation to Nayapul (starting point) and return to Pokhara
-All meals during the trek (Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast)
-Tea/Coffee (served in a cup)
-Seasonal fresh fruits after dinner
-Trekking map
-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 jackets and sleeping bags
 

Exclude

-Nepal arrival visa
-Meals and accommodation in Pokhara (we can provide on request)
-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 Trekking Information

Travel season:
There are two ideal seasons to trek in the Annapurna region. The best times for trekking are Spring and Autumn.

Spring: (March, April, May) - warmest time to trek. The rhododendron flowers, Nepal's national flower, are in bloom, and excellent trails are complimented by clear sky, providing great visibility.

Autumn: (Mid September, October and November) - Excellent trails are open, clear blue skies, great visibility.

Winter: (December, January and February) these months are also good, but very cold.

Summer: Monsoon season, heavy rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August). 

Travel Insurance:

You should have an adequate travel insurance. A travel insurance policy that covers cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure your 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 that you can pay for it.

 

Health and Fitness:

We strongly recommend you consult the doctor before planning your holiday.

Foods and Accommodation:

In Kathmandu we use a 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 shared with twin beds– depending on your group size and room availability, a room with three beds may be provided upon your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost. We will provide all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner along with tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trek. Whilst trekking on Annapurna, the accommodation is in guesthouses or lodges which are basic and may have shared facilities.

Our effort while you are on a trek:

Our guide will have a cell phone, and we remain in constant contact with them. Our every effort will be made to keep to the proposed itinerary, however as this is an adventure in a remote Himalayan region, the health of member, weather conditions, and other external factors can all contribute to changes the itinerary. The trek guide 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 tourist-related services. We are proud to be members of different professional organizations such as the following:

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)

 

What to bring? packing list:

Equipment:
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 your trekking bag
Day pack (you will carry your own small daypack)
Water bottles (2)
Hiking poles/ walking sticks

Toiletries: Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc., Ear plugs, Small wash towel

Extras: Camera with extra batteries and cards/ film, Binoculars, Scarf, Light balaclava or warm fleece hat, Reading book, Trip Map (Included), Journal & Pen, IPod & Travel games (i.e. cards, chess, and backgammon) etc.