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Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 16 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a most famous trekking trail for trekkers in Nepal. The trek call known as ABC trekking. The peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna Himal, including Himchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna1, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare, are arranged almost precisely in a circle about 10 miles in diameter within a deep glacier-covered amphitheater at the center.

Annapurna Base Camp trek starts from Phedi, which is an hour’s scenic drive from Pokhara with some fabulous views of Annapurna (South) and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) en route. From Phedi, an  about 3 hour’s walk bring us to the small village of mountain called Dhampus; situated at the 1700m from the sea level from where you can see beautiful Himalayan Range of Annapurna.

We hike the East trail towards Landruk, a trading village situated at an elevation of 1550m., from where we can see the village of Ghandruk with Gurung settlement. From Landruk, the trail goes East towards Jhunu Danda and onwards to Chhomrong, from where we commence our journey into the Annapurna Sanctuary and onwards to Annapurna Base Camp. The journey to base camp follows the valley in between the huge ramparts of Himchuli & Machhapuchhre, eventually emerging into an awesome Amphitheater, where a labyrinth of mountains. After visiting beautiful Annapurna Base Camp we will still be trekking to the tremendous vantage point (Poon Hill – 3210m.) to view both the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan Range on return trail to Pokhara. The views at sunrise from Poon hill are simply stunning. Annapurna I tower almost vertically above us. It’s a mesmerizing experience….that is worth the physical toil, to the hilt….

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:   Arrival in Kathmandu


Day 02:
  Fly from KTM to    Pokhara (25M)


Day 03: 
Drive to Phedi & trek to Dhampus  [1700m]


Day 04:
  Trek to Landrung [1550m]


Day 05:
  Trek to Chomrong [2100m]


Day 06:
  Trek to Himalaya Hotel [2850m]


Day 07:
  Rest day


Day 08:
  Trek to Machhapuchhare Base Camp [3700m]


Day 09:
  Trek to Annapurna Base Camp [4130m]


Day 10:
  Trek to Chomrong [2100m]


Day 11:
  Trek to Ghandruk [1940m]


Day 12:
  Trek to Banthanti [2410m]


Day 13:
  Trek to Ghorepani [2880m]


Day 14:
  Hike to PoonHill & rest day at Ghorepani [2880m]


Day 15:
  Trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara


Day 16:
  Fly back to Kathmandu (Evening farewell dinner with team of HLT)

 

“The above information is a guideline and standard outline of what we provide. Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.” Please email us at: higherlimitstrek@gmail.com

 

NOTE: On adventure trek of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything our best to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP) permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
  • Medical kit box
  • Trekking map of Annapurna Base Camp
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast (2Nights). (Splendid View Hotel)
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the trek with cup of tea or coffee. (You can choose food from the menu vegetarian and non-vegetarian served).
  • Tea House Lodge Accommodations during the trek (12Nights)
  • An experienced and trained government licensed holder English speaking Trekking Guide & require number of porters with their food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local tax (One porter for each 2pax).
  • All local transport flight and car.
  • Duffel Bag if you require (Need to Return after the trip).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter rescue service, payment should be made by you or Travel insurance company.
  • All government taxes & paper works.
  • Join Nepali Cultural Program & Farewell Dinner with Team of HLT.

Cost Exclude

  • Any Meals & Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • International flights
  • Sightseeing/Monuments entrance fee.
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Personal Trekking Equipment
  • Any kinds of Bar bills, bottle drinks, hot & cold drinks etc
  • laundry, telephone, hot shower, heater, camera battery charge etc
  • Your travel insurance (Compulsory)
  • Any Expense of Personal Nature.
  • Helicopter Rescue evacuation fees if in case of emergency.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price include section.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
As you fly into Kathmandu on a clear day, the views of snow-capped mountain peaks spread down below you are almost breathtaking. This begins a memorable experience that stays with you for a long time. An escort from our office will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. At the hotel you will be briefed about your daily activities. Your first overnight in Kathmandu.


Day 02: Fly from KTM to Pokhara visit lakeside (25M) stay at Hotel
We board a 25 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. During your flight, you will be sightseeing the most magnificent and sensational view of the Himalayan range. As your flight lands in Pokhara, you will be mesmerized by the irresistible visual treat of Manaslu and the Annapurna mountain range. Afternoon we will be visiting around lakeside and spent a night at peaceful Pokhara.


Day 03: Drive to Phedi & trek to Dhampus [1700]

In the morning after breakfast, a bus/car will take you to Phedi. From there onward starts your trek on the Annapurna Mountains. As you climb uphill, you will bask in the splendor of nature and your trails become more adventurous. Finally, after walking for 3 hours, you encounter several roadside tea shops and your trail finally leads to the Gurung village of Dhampus. And here concludes your trip of the day.


Day 04: Trek to Landrung (6-7Hrs) [1550m]  Tea  House

As you hike around a ridge snout, on proceeding further, the trail takes you through Pothana and you reach Deurali. From this vantage point, you find yourself high up on the East side of the Modi Khola cascading down the Annapurna Circuit Sanctuary surrounded by complete ambience of nature. You continue to trek for four hours until you reach the picturesque Gurung settlement of Landrung. Spectacular views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli instill more excitement into your adventure spirit.


Day 05: Trek to Chomrong [2100m]

From Landrung, you march along the mountain path of stone steps, pass through a hamlet, cross a suspension bridge and then you come across dense forest of bamboo. Finding yourself in complete isolation amidst the serenity of nature can be quite an experience. Your trek does not stop here. After trekking for a while, you approach teahouses at Jhinu where you can rest and enjoy a drink or snacks. Thereafter, you resume your trek to the north, descending Daaulu and after having walked for five hours you, will find yourself at Chomrong. From Chomrong you can have prominent and mesmerizing view of Machhapuchhare. There are many chalet-style wooden lodges and at Chomrong where you can get accommodation and food.


Day 06: Trek to Himalaya Hotel [2850m]

Crossing Chomrong Khola, you continue trekking along steep stone steps. On your trails, you bypass rhododendron-covered ridge path, mountainous terrains and forests of bamboo. As you savor awe-inspiring views of Annapurna mountain ranges and Machhapuchhare, you gather more energy and enthusiasm to explore further. During your five-hour walking, you cross Modi Khola, pass through Khuldigar, Bamboo and Dovan and finally reach Himalaya Hotel where you wrap up your trip for the day.


Day 07: Rest day

You spend your entire day taking complete rest, planning for forthcoming trips and getting accustomed to your trekking destinations.


Day 08: Trek to Machhapuchhare Base Camp [3700m]

Your next destination is to reach Machhapuchhare base camp. You ascend and descend as your route opens up new trails. On climbing steeply for a while, you approach Hinku Cave. This course follows zigzag paths of stones. After walking for 3 to 4 hours, you enter the Annapurna circuit Sanctuary, a huge amphitheater enclosed by a solid wall of snow-capped peaks which include Annapurna I, II, III and IV and the fish tail spire of Machhapuchhare. Several lodges and Annapurna inns are spotted at Deurali and Bagar. Finally, you will find yourself at Machhapuchhare Base Camp, a grassy moraine platform. You can rest at one of the lodges, and treat yourself with hygienic food.


Day 09: Trek to Annapurna South Base Camp [4130m]

On hiking the Annapurna circuit trail for 2 hours, you descend a small ridge branching out from the mountain pass to the mountainside with widespread terraced fields showcasing tranquil meadows and lush fertile farming land. As you reach Annapurna South Base Camp, witness awesome picturesque landscapes, majestic panoramic view of snow-capped mountainous peaks and varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna massif. Thereafter, you head back down to Himalaya Hotel.


Day 10: Trek to Chomrong [2100m]

As you continue climbing along the forested ridge residing in the vicinity of chains of cloud-snaring hills, a grass-covered slope opens up leading to a course descending across a rock-strewn area to the riverbed of Kali Gandaki. Kali Gandaki is the world’s deepest river gorge of great bio-geographical significance regarded as demarcating Eastern and Western avifauna. The trail up the Modi Khola passes through dense forests of rhododendron and bamboo across Annapurna mountain range. After trekking for 5 hours, you reach Chomrong. From Chomrong you can have prominent and mesmerizing view of Machhapuchhare. There are many chalet-style wooden lodges at Chomrong which provide accommodation and food.


Day 11: Trek to Ghandruk [1940m]

From Chomrong, we take an alternative route back to Pokhara, via Ghorepani. As you skirt through flatland, forests and terraced fields, a suspension bridge comes your way. On crossing this suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, you enter beautiful village of Ghandruk after walking for 3 to 4 hours. You get to witness unique culture, tradition and custom of Gurung community. Ghandruk offers excellent views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre. It accommodates several hotels and teahouses. Camping in its terraced fields can be very exciting and adventurous.


Day 12: Trek to Banthanti [2410m]

Leaving the terraced fields of Ghandruk, we tread along the zigzag path on a steep slope. As you ascend steeply, you pass through dense rhododendron forest to Tadapani which is an ideal vantage point to glimpse heavenly sight of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare. After having walked for 3 hours, you finally reach Banthanti.


Day 13: Trek to Ghorepani [2880m]

From Banthanti, you proceed further along steep trails. Nature exposes before you stunning sights of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, lush vegetation and rich plant life before you. You climb through rhododendron forest to Deurali [3100m] and reach a hamlet and cultivated fields. Continue walking for 3 hours and finally you will find yourself in Ghorepani. Ghorepani also houses lodges to provide food and accommodation to travelers.


Day 14:
Hike to Poon Hill & rest day at Ghorepani [2880m]
After savoring the mesmerizing sight of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and other Himalayan giants from the popular vantage point of Poon Hill [3210m], after we back to hotel have our delicious breakfast explore around and have complete rest day with fabulous Himalayan views.

Day 15: Trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara
After breakfast, we leave Ghorepani and hike ahead for Nayapul. You further descend towards Birethanti. Birethanti lies stretched beside the Modi River and has resourceful town. On your trails of stone steps, you pass through dense forest and a small village of Ulleri. From Ulleri, a very steep section [with 3767 steps!] leads down to Hille on the Bhurungdi Khola. Forty minutes beyond Birethanti, you come to the main road. Now you can easily access any means of transportation to drive to Pokhara. In the evening, you are free to wander by the lakes of Pokhara. [6 hrs walking]


Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu

Fly From Pokhara to Kathmandu shopping, rest and evening farewell dinner with team of Higher Limits Trek.

 

Start Price (USD) AVAILABILITY Booking
A private departures on any day all around the year can be arranged for this trek/tour, for more details and dates E-mail info@higherlimitstrek.com

AVAILABILITY OPTIONS

OPENED: This date is available and open for bookings.
LIMITED: There are very limited number of available places on this departure. Immediate booking.
GUARANTEED: We have reached minimum numbers and this trip is guaranteed to depart.
CLOSED: This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us, if you are interested in travelling on this date.

Your Program Duration = 16 Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person.

MEALS

Every day’s Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is available in the tea house during the trek. This will be a dish of Nepali, Indian or Continental source cooked by the lodgings you stay at.

 

PACKING LIST:

While packing for “Annapurna Base Camp Trekking” warm clothing is important to ensure comfort and safety, while non-essential gear such as a knife may simply come in handy. Here we have a suggested packing list to guide you in preparation:

 

  1. Walking (Trekking) boots and sandals for rest (Shoes should be water proof)
  2. A water & wind proof down jacket
  3. Sleeping Bag
  4. Woolen T-shirt/base layer
  5. T-shirts
  6. A thick pullover/fleece
  7. Shorts / skirt for sunny days
  8. Trousers / track suit or long pants
  9. Thermal long underwear
  10. Water bottle
  11. Warm socks (woolen is best)
  12. Swiss army knife
  13. Flashlight with spare batteries
  14. Sunglasses
  15. Sun cream
  16. Personal medical supplies
  17. Towel
  18. Day pack for your valuables (camera, money, Passport etc.) and rucksack or duffel bag for your clothes
  19. Warm woolen hat
  20. Sun protection hat
  21. Warm Gloves
  22. Rain Coat
  23. Walking Poles
  24. Win stopper
  25. 2pin plug for charging camera and phone
  26. Power bank & many more

(Note: This is just a guideline to help you on your packing)

 

HEALTH & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

This trekking involves five to seven hours walking per day. However, it is some part of this trek at very high altitude, which will take a physical toll. There are no special physical or training requirements, but high altitude experience & walking is a benefit.

Q. Is Annapurna Base Camp Trekking safe after the Earthquake?
Ans: Yes, Annapurna Region trekking is completely safe even after the massive earthquake 2015. Most of the trekking routes are safe in Annapurna Routes including Annapurna Base Camp.

Q. Is Annapurna Base Camp Trek for me?
Ans: Yes, if you have high altitude experience and physically fit for sports, walking experience is a benefit too.

Q. Is electricity available in this trekking route?Ans: Yes, electricity is available on most of the places in this trekking route but still please be prepare with 2pin plug, power bank and spare batteries.

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