Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek; a trek to the base camp of world’s 10th highest mountain is one the most popular trekking in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking offers a combination of stunning mountain views and ethnic Gurung culture and their living styles. A stunning trek in the heart of the Annapurna range is one of the famous treks all around the globe. Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC Trek) is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary trek. One of the best trekking in Nepal collects many snowcapped mountains including Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m.), Mt. Annapurna II (7,939m.), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555m.), Mt. Annapurna IV (7,525m.), Mt. Machhapuchre (6,993m.) Mt. Hiuchuli (6,441m.), Mt. Lamjung (6,986m.) and other many peaks in Annapurna Region.
A trek through the high hills and ethnic Gurung villages, trek to ABC offers both natural and cultural wonders of Annapurna Region and one can enjoy the natural hot spring. A trekking to explore Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) advances to observes rare flora and fauna of Annapurna Region. Ghorepani Poon Hill; a stunning sunrise viewpoint of Nepal, Ghandruk and Chhomrung; culturally rich villages are other highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
As more than 70,000 tourist visits Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit each year, the most amount in compared to other regions; Everest, Langtang and Manag; the best trekking seasons to trek Annapurna are Pre-monsoon( March-June) and Post-monsoon(Sept-Nov). Trekking Annapurna Base Camp in between of December- February is possible. But trekking in Annapurna Base Camp in Monsson is not appropriate as it will be raining and foggier.
For those who have limited time and still willing to do Annapurna Base Camp Trek; 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek would the perfect option. And those having longer time plus trekked to ABC already and want to experience something different in Annapurna Region, Annapurna Circuit Trekking is the best option.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,334m): As you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, a Visit Heaven Trek representative will be there for your warm welcome and will escort to your hotel. In the evening, you will have a welcome dinner with our staff in one of the typical Nepali restaurants at Thamel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing (1,334m.): Take your breakfast and get ready for a guided full day sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley. The sightseeing program is focused on introducing some highlights of UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu such as Kathmandu Durbar square, Swoyambhunath ,also known as “Monkey Temple”, Pashupatinath –temple of Lord Shiva and Bouddhanath; a Buddhist place.
Day 3:Drive to Pokhara(820m.): Early morning we drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara following Trishuli River (200 Km.) which takes 6 hours approx. Pokhara is the starting and ending point of our trekking where we can find many shops, pubs, bars, and restaurant nearby the famous lakes. We will stay overnight in Pokhara.
Day 4: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga( 1,577m.): After breakfast, we take a private vehicle and drive to Nayapul (1 hrs). From Nayapul, our walk kicks off and head towards Tikhedhunga. With 4 hours ascending from Nayapul we will reach to today overnight place Tikhedhunga. Overnight at a teahouse.
Day 5: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,750m.): Day to trek a wonderful village Ghorepani. We resume our trekking from Tikhedhunga and slowly take a ascend trail through Rhododendron forest (National flower of Nepal) and take us to Ghorepani. Overnight in Ghorepani.
Day 6: Visit Poon Hill (3,210m.) and Trek to Tadapani (2,630m.): Before breakfast, we walk up to Poon Hill; a famous view point of Nepal; which offers a stunning sunrise view with picturesque views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. Then we descend down to Ghorepani where we take our breakfast. After breakfast, our trail descends then ascends, with 7 hours walk from Ghorepani, we reach Tadapani. Overnight.
Day 7: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2,170m.):Our the trail from Tadapani first ascends through rhododendron forest (national flower of Nepal) then descends which leads us to Chhomrong; a beautiful Gurung settlement on the lap of Annapurna. Chhomrong offers scenic views of Annapurna South, Fishtail and Hiuchuli. Stay overnight in Chhomrung and enjoy the local hospitality.
Day 8: Chhomrung to Himalaya (2,920m.): We take breakfast and start our today’s trekking from Chhomrung to Himalaya. The trail first descends to Chomrong Khola, after crossing Chomrong Khola we trek through rhododendron forest and pass a seasonal settlement of Sinuwa. Then we trek to Himalaya via Bamboo and deep gorge. Overnight in Himalaya. (7 hrs approx.)
Day 9: Himalaya to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3,700m.):Today we take early breakfast, we resume our walk from Himalaya and take a steep up trail to Machhapuchre Base Camp; gateway of the Sanctuary through Hinku Cave. It takes approximately five hours to reach Machhapuchre Base Camp (3,700m.) from Himalaya. From Machhapuchre Base Camp we can enjoy awe-inspiring views of Annapurna III (7,555m.) Hiuchuli and Machhapuchre itself. Overnight.
Day 10: Machhapuchre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4,150m.): From Machhapuchre Base Camp, our trail ascent and gradually takes us to Annapurna Base Camp. ABC offers us the stunning views of majestic mountains like Machhapuchhre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks and we can also watch and listen the Avalanches hurtling down nearby. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,310m.): We wake early to catch the stunning sunrise view from ABC. After breakfast, we start walking downhill to Bamboo. This day we will walk seven to eight hours to reach Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo.
Day 12: Trek to Jhinu Danda(1,760m.) from Bamboo: Day to trek Jhinudanda; the hot spring place. Our trail follows the same trail until Chhomrung. From Chhomrung, we descend down to Jhinu Danda; overnight place of the day. In Jhinu Danda, you will have an opportunity to take a dip in natural hot springs. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.
Day 13: Jhinu Danda to Pokhara(820m.): Last day of trekking, from Jhinu Danda we take the trail on the right side of Modi Khola; with four and half hours walk we reach Birethanti; a trail considered for a best and relaxing walk. Upon reaching Nayapul we take an hour drive to Pokhara (City of Lake). Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 14: Drive back Kathmandu (1,334m.):Day to say goodbye Pokhara. We take our bus and drive back to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, your guide will help you to get to your hotel. The evening will for a farewell dinner with Visit Heaven Team.
Day 15: Fly back home: Collecting all wonderful memories in Nepal, today is the day to fly back home. A Visit Heaven Trek representative will accompany you to Tribhuvan International Airport. See you soon in Nepal.
- Airport pick up and drop
- 3 Nights Kathmandu Accommodation in BB Basis at 3 star category hotel
- Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing by car/van/ microbus
- Experienced English speaking guide for sightseeing and trekking
- Permit Cards
- TIMS Card
- Transport to Kathmandu-Pokhara and Pokhara-Kathmandu tourist bus.
- 2 Nights Pokhara Accommodation in BB Basis
- Private transport to and from Nayapul
- Porter (1 porter for 2 persons)
- Bed and Breakfast during trek
- Trekking gears- Walking poll, sleeping bag, down jacket
- Trekking route map
- Nepali SIM card
- First Aid Kid
What Is not Included
- Nepal Visa
- Travel insurance
- Lunch and Dinner
- Personal beverages and laundries
- Tipping for Guide and Porter
- Anything not mention above.
- 1 pair strong hiking boots
- 1 pair sports shoes
- 1 medium rucksack/backpack
- 1 small day pack
- 1 sleeping bag (according to seasons)
- 1 inner sleeping sheet
- 1 down jacket/all weather Anorak
- 1 fleece/warm sweater
- 1 water and windproof jacket
- 2 pair lightweight trousers
- 1 pair shorts
- 2 long sleeves cotton or polypro
- 2 T-shirts
- 1 medium sized towel
- 1 water bottle-1 or 2 litre
- 1 torch/flashlight and spare batteries
- 1 Swiss type knife
- 2 pairs light socks
- 3 pairs heavy wool socks
- Underwear (including thermals)
- Cotton headscarf/bandana
- Warm hat/gloves (waterproof)
- Sunglasses and Sunhat
- Money Belt
- Water purification tablets/solution
- Sun block Cream(30-50)
- Swimming costumes/bathing suit
- Washing kit: include
- Personal toiletries
- Talcum powder
- Moleskin for blister
- Toilet paper
- Bio degradable soap/shampoo
- Any personal medication
- 3/4 plastic bags (for wrapping clothes)
Note: Due to the different seasons in Nepal, clients are requested to inquire before preparing equipments.
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