Go Nepal, Kathmandu Nepal
Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. It is a fairly easy and shorter walk than other high-altitude walks in Nepal. This hike incorporates diverse terrains, culture and wildlife. Along with the most spectacular and close view of the range of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli and Dhaulagiri. The Annapurna Base Camp shows you all the mountain ranges that are beautiful, colossal and covered with snow against the blue sky. Here, the air is pure and a hiker thrives in front of this impressive mountain range. The mountains are inextricably linked to you in the base camp and create such a unique environment. Only panoramic and scenic views of Annapurna II, III, IV, Annapurna South, Tent Peak, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and Annapurna South are visible. Its beauty is indescribable; they beckon your attention, and all you can do is take photos with your camera as much as you want and as far as you can get to the base camp's corners.
It blooms with many beautiful flowers in the spring, including Nepal's national flower, the rhododendron. During the walk, you will be accompanied by orchids, the Machhapuchhre massif, and the Kali Gandaki's deepest gorge. You will notice high waterfalls along the way and will stop at the Ghandruk Museum to learn more about people of different ethnicities, particularly the Gurung community. The Annapurna base camp, located at 4130 meters above sea level, is unique and incredibly beautiful, surrounded by the majestic peaks of Annapurna South (7219 meters), Annapurna I (8091 meters), Hiunchuli (6441 meters), and Machapuchhre (6993 m). The Annapurna Base Camp Trek can take anywhere from 7 to 12 days to complete, depending on your itinerary and the length of your walking days. The itinerary presented here is designed for globetrotters who want to reach the spectacular mountain base camp in 11 days.
Some of the major Trip Highlights:
1. Stunning views of the sunrise from Poon Hill.
2. Views of the highest mountains in the world: Dhaulagiri I (7th) and Annapurna I (10th).
3. The leading ethnic culture.
4. Delicate tea houses.
5. Overnight at Annapurna base camp.
6. Spectacular views of mountains and glaciers from Annapurna base camp.
7. Natural bath in the hot springs of Jhinu.
8. Gurung Museum in Ghandruk.
9. Exotic flora and fauna.
10. Kali Gandaki is the deepest gorge.
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Once you arrive in Kathmandu, a representative from the Go Nepal will pick you up at the airport and drop you to the hotel. In the afternoon you can rest, refresh yourself and have a good tea or coffee. In the evening, a welcome dinner will be held by the Go Nepal. For dinner, you can enjoy the authentic Nepalese cuisine. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2 : Fly to Pokhara (827m/2,700ft), trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 30 minutes flight, 5 - 6 hours trek
We take an early morning scheduled flight to Pokhara, the beautiful city of the lake, and where we can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Himalayas from the right side of our plane. After landing at the Pokhara airport, we will drive to Naya Pul (1 hour and 20 minutes) and begin the trek. From Birethanti, we walk to Ghandruk, a beautiful village inhabited mainly by the Gurung community. Weather permitting, we also visit the Gurung Museum today. Night in Ghandruk.
Day 3 : Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 5 - 6 hours
At this point we will stroll for about an hour to Kimrungdanda. On the way we can enjoy excellent views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Ganggapurna. A strong descent takes us to Kimrong Khola. After another strong stroll from Kimrong Khola to Chere Danda, we descend for a while and then it is a smooth walk to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located in the lap of the gigantic Annapurna. We will spend the night in Chhomrong.
Day 4 : Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7578ft): 4 - 5 hours
We descend by 2500 stone steps and cross the bridge over Chhomrong Khola. From there, it's a difficult climb for Sinuwa. Then we cross a beautiful forest to Kuldihar, then we descend easily to bamboo. Bamboo Night on this day.
Day 5 : Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 3 - 4 hours
We crossed a humid and cold bamboo forest, then climbed regularly with some steep slopes. Only after arriving at the Himalaya region, the forest opens up and we are again exposed to the sun with an impressive view of the glacier river. It is a steep climb through a much drier forest before reaching the Hinku cave. From there, we can see the trail descending closer to the river before returning to Deurali, the most picturesque part of the day. The vegetation is sparser, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below and steep cliffs at the top of the rocks covered with bands of waterfalls. Night in Deurali.
Day 6 : Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5- 6 hours
Climb gently up the riverbed and then up a steep path to the side of the mountain. The walk from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is hard. From the base camp of Machhapuchhre, we have excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre and Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna are certainly gratifying experiences. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the road widens when we enter the Annapurna Sanctuary. From there, we have a sensational view of the almost vertical south face of the Annapurna that rises above us. The sanctuary has a dynamic view without anything preventing the 360 degree panorama. From the base camp, we once again can enjoy a fascinating view of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna base camp.
Day 7 : Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours
From the Annapurna base camp, we retrace our steps towards the bamboo. Today's descent is downhill, so it should not be very difficult. In addition, we will always have the company of this extraordinary landscape to cheer us up. Bamboo Night should be fun.
Day 8 : Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 - 6 hours
From Bamboo the journey is slightly uphill to Kuldighar, followed by a descent to Chhomrong Khola. Then we climb the stone steps that lead to Chhomrong. The path then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will rest at night. Today we will have the opportunity to enjoy the hot springs, just 15-20 minutes walk from Jhinu Danda to soothe our aching body. We will spend the night in Jhinu Danda.
Day 9 : Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive
From Jhinu Danda to Naya Pul, we can enjoy the beautiful mountainous landscape of western Nepal. We can have a lunch on the way to Naya Pul. Our walk will end at Naya Pul, where we will board Pokhara in our vehicle. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 10 : Fly to Kathmandu
We fly to Kathmandu in the afternoon. Once we land in Kathmandu, than you will be transferred to the hotel. You can spend your day quietly or make last-minute purchases or explore the Kathmandu area upon time permits. To celebrate the success of our trip, we will have a farewell dinner at night. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 11 : Final Departure
Our trip to Nepal ends today. A representative of the Go Nepal will drop you at the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On the way back, you have enough time to reflect on your journey back to Annapurna Basecamp and plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
Ø Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
Ø 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Ø 3 star hotel accommodation in Pokhara with Breakfast
Ø Entrance fee during the sightseeing in Kathmandu.
ØFlight Ticket as per Itinerary.
Ø All meals during the trek
Ø Welcome and farewell dinners.
Ø All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Ø An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
Ø Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Ø Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.
Ø Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
Ø All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
Ø Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
Ø All government and local taxes
Cost Not Includes
Ø Nepal visa fee (bring small denomination cash USD and two passport photographs ).
Ø International Airfare
Ø Travel & Health Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
Ø Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
Ø Any alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, boiled & mineral water, beverages etc during the trek.
Ø Tipping for related staffs
Ø Hot shower, battery charges (available in trek with extra cost or free in some lodges).
Ø Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Ø Any other cost, which is not mentioned in cost includes items as above.
Ø Tips for Guide, Porter and Driver.
1. From Pokhara, the Annapurna range whets your appetite for mountain views.
2. The Annapurna Base Camp is a small collection of lodges located directly across from the Annapurna glacier.
3. Annapurna I (8,091 m) has a lethal allure for mountaineers. Among the eight-thousanders, it has the highest fatality rate.
4. The best seasons to trek to Annapurna Base Camp are from mid-September to November (autumn) and March to May (spring).