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Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 15 days

Duration

15 Days

Trip Starts/Ends

Kathmandu

Max Altitude

4130m/13549ft

Trip Code

ANT01A03
1 Pax 2-5 Pax 6+ Pax
US$ 990
US$ 805
US$ 730

Trip Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. This tea house trek is slightly longer than Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary and most preferred and visited by trekkers from all over the world. The wonderful journey to ABC offers an opportunity of having a mesmerizing glimpse of the 10th tallest mountain in the world in Annapurna massifs.  You will also reach Poon Hill, which offers the best possible panoramic view of the Annapurna Himalayas. The trek provides you magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Ganagapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare and many other snow-covered peaks. From the Annapurna Base Camp, you will witness 360* views glistening peaks and the stunning view of a deep glacier.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary firstly begins from the day tour in Kathmandu Valley. Next, the adventure resumes by taking a scenic drive to the Lake city, Pokhara then to Nayapul where you start your trekking. The trail leads through the rhododendron forest, rich mountain vistas, terraced fields, Gurung villages and a wide variety of flora and fauna.  After your fabulous trek, you will be returning back to the Pokhara.

Considered as moderate trekking route, the ABC trek remains open throughout the year, the most suitable time for hiking is March to May and September to December. The maximum altitude you will ascend during trek is 4,130m at Annapurna Base Camp. This is a complete overland tour and involves no flights. Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu flights can be arranged upon your request on extra cost.

To complete your trek successfully, there is no special training required; however, your determination, enthusiasm and positive attitude toward your action are obligatory.

Trip Highlights

  • Exploration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley
  • Exploring stunning view Annapurna massif along with Manaslu and Dhaulagiri
  • Amazing view of the sun rising from Poonhill
  • Exploration of Buddhist lifestyles and cultures
  • The marvelous site of Annapurna Base Camp

Additional Information

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Before Travel Trek Safety Things To Be Considered

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara (910m/2,986ft) by Tourist Bus, 200km, 6-7hrs drive

Day 04: Pokhara– Nayapul – Ulleri (1,950m/6,395ft): 1½ hrs drive, 5-6hrs trek

Day 05: Ulleri - Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft), 5-6hrs trek

Day 06: Walk up Poon Hill (3,210m/10,528ft) - Ghorepani – Tadapani (2,520m/8268ft), 7-8hrs trek

Day 07: Tadapani - Chhomrong (2,110m/7,249 ft),  5-6hrs trek

Day 08: Chhomrong – Himalaya Hotel (2,920m/9,578ft), 6-7hrs trek

Day 09: Himalaya Hotel – Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,546ft), 6-7hrs trek

Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp – Bamboo (2,300m/7,544ft), 5-6hrs trek

Day 11: Bamboo – Jhinu Danda (1,780m/5,859 ft), 5-6hrs trek

Day 12: Jhinu Danda – Pothana (1,910m /6,266ft) 5-6hrs trek

Day 13: Pothana – Phedi – Pokhara (910m/2,986ft): 3-4hrs trek, 40 min drive

Day 14: Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus 200km, 6 -7hrs drive

Day 15: Final Departure

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a company representative, who will drop you off at our hotel. After checking in, take a rest or visit Amazing Nepal's office. You may also stroll in the streets of Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Amazing Nepal Trek & Expedition. For dinner, you will be served excellent Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country's authentic food culture. If your flight arrives late, both the meeting and dinner can be scheduled for the following day. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley and Preparation for Trekking (1,300 m/4,264 ft)

After breakfast, you will set out for sightseeing of the culturally and architecturally rich heritage sites of the Valley. Places such as the Pashupatinath, the world famous temple precinct of the Hindus, the Boudhnath and Swaymbhunath, the world famous Buddhist stupa precinct, and Kathmandu Durbar Square will open up completely a new cultural world of Nepali art and architecture to you. You will also be taken to the Kumari Ghar, where resides the Virgin Goddess. We will also discuss the trip, and you will be introduced to your fellow trekkers and our crews.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara by tourist bus (910 m/2,986 ft) 6-7 hrs, 200km drive

After breakfast, around 6:30 am transfer to Tourist bus station and drive to Pokhara by tourist bus. This scenic drive offers fascinating glimpses of rural Nepal as you pass through Middle Hill scenery along the famous rafting Trishuli River originated from Tibet northeast of Kathmandu. Arrive Pokhara midafternoon.

Day 04: Pokhara– Nayapul –Ulleri (1,950m/6,395ft), 1½ hrs drive (45 km), 5-6 hrs trek

After early morning breakfast, drive along the zigzag route to Nayapul where we commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous riverside village at the confluence of the Modi and Bhurungdi Khola (streams). We hike up to Sudame along the off-road and then climb gradually up the side of the valley, Tikhedhunga.

Cross suspension metal bridge and steep ascent on stone staircases to the village of Ulleri – and an amazing landscape of valley floor where we came during the day with marvelous views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.

Day 05: Ulleri - Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft), 5-6 hrs trek

After breakfast, our pleasant trekking begins through rhododendron and oak forests. The scenery will give you the energy to continue up the steps as you immerse yourself in the walk. After a few hours and with several breaks we reach Ghorepani. Upper Ghorepani (Deurali) where we stay on this trip, offers fantastic views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Himalayas.

Day 06: Walk up Poon Hill (3,210m/10,528ft) - Ghorepani – Tadapani (2,520m/8268ft), 7-8hrs trek

Make a pre-dawn start for the 45-minute walk up Poon hill (3,210m/10,530ft); through rhododendron forest. From the grassy top of the hill, there is an unobstructed panoramic view of the high Himalayas stretching from far western Dolpo, and Dhaulagiri (8,172m/26,812ft), the Annapurna Range in the north, including Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail) and on to Manaslu (8,163m/26,783ft) in the northeast. To the south, the mist slowly rises from the flatlands towards India. After countless photographs, walk back to Ghorepani for breakfast.

The eastward trail to Tadapani crosses numerous ridges through thick pine and rhododendron forest with occasional flat sections and wonderful views of the snow peaks to the north from high ground.

Day 07: Tadapani - Chhomrong (2,110m/7,249 ft), 5-6 hrs trek

The trail turns north to Chiule before dropping to cross the Kimrong Khola on a suspension bridge and then gradually climbs into the forested Modi Khola Valley that carries glacial meltwaters from the Annapurna Sanctuary. After lunch at the Gurung village of Talung, undulate for another 1½hrs, sometimes on staircases up to the charming agricultural village of Chhomrong: the largest settlement in the valley. Views of the upper valley plus Annapurna South and Himal Chuli gradually come into view.

Day 08: Chhomrong – Himalaya Hotel (2,920m/9,578ft), 6-7 hrs trek

After breakfast, the trail drops to cross the Chhomrong Khola and then ascends to the pretty village of Sinuwa. Thereafter the trail enters the upper Modi Khola Valley through dense forests of cane, rhododendron, and oak. It rises then drops to the village of Bamboo (2,310m/7,580ft) on the banks of the river: a perfect lunch spot. After lunch, continue up through the uninhabited forest to Dobhan, later crossing several avalanche chutes before reaching the small village of Himalaya Hotel.

Day 09: Himalaya Hotel – Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,546ft), 6-7 hrs trek

As the altitude increases, the forest gives way to alpine scrub and grasses. The valley walls steepen with the river raging far below. Explore the cave at Hinku before crossing a ravine and major avalanche track prior to reaching Deorali (3,230m/10,598ft). Breathtaking views of the sacred Annapurna Sanctuary gradually appear as the trail heads over a ridge and climbs to the Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3,700m/12,136ft). Another two hours slow walk up grassy slopes leads to the Annapurna Base Camp hotels on the Annapurna South glacial moraine, beneath the peaks crowning the surrounding ice walls.

Day 10:  Annapurna Base Camp – Bamboo (2,300m/7,544ft), 5-6 hrs trek

A pre-dawn wake-up call promises unforgettable views and photo opportunities from the rim of the glacier. A circle of peaks from Hiunchuli, past Annapurna South to the vast ice wall topped by Annapurna I (8,097m/26,566ft) and Khangsar Kang tower above you round, to Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchhare. Below, in its U-shaped valley, the glacier grinds relentlessly. After breakfast, retrace your steps down to Bamboo on the river for a more comfortable night.

Day 11: Bamboo – Jhinu Danda (1,780m/5,859 ft), 5-6 hrs trek

Today’s trail regains height as it rises to Kuldi and attractive Sinuwa beyond which it drops to cross the Chhomrong Khola and the neat steps that return you to Chhomrong. From there it is but a short, steep drop to the compact village of Jhinu Danda. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the hot spring at the river below the village.

Day 12: Jhinu Danda – Pothana (1,910m /6,266ft), 5-6 hrs, trek

The trail meanders through scattered trees and bushes to the village of Tolka before beginning a steep and attractive two-hour forest ascent to Deorali. This bustling hilltop village looks back towards the high peaks with an extended view of the Annapurnas from Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,796ft: the highest peak in western Nepal) across to its right flank. It also offers scintillating views over the Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake to the south.

The trail then descends (over slippery red clays when wet) through forests and farmland to the quieter welcoming village of Pothana.

Day 13: Pothana – Phedi – Pokhara (910m/2,986ft), 3-4 hrs trek and 40 min drive

The final, short day’s trek is mainly downhill through attractive open farmland. An hour’s walk, with good views back over the Annapurnas, leads to a slight ridge and then the large village of Dhampus. The trail then descends along a dirt road through scattered hamlets and paddy fields to Phedi – and the Pokhara – Baglung Highway. A short drive will return you to your hotel in Pokhara. Rest of day free.

Day 14: Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus (6-7 hrs), 200km drive

After breakfast, transfer to Tourist bus station and 07:30 am drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Arrive Kathmandu 02:30 to 03:00 pm.

Day 15: Final Departure

Transfer to the international airport and fly to the onward destination.

Cost Includes: 

  • All airport transfers
  • Tourist Standard Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights with breakfast 
  • Tourist Standard Hotel in Pokhara for 2 nights with breakfast
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner 
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu
  • All ground transport by private car and Tourist bus as per itinerary
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (Conservation Area permit and TIMS)
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) followed by a cup of Tea/Coffee during the trek  
  • Iodine/Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water 
  • All mountain accommodation (3 nights private room with independent bathroom/hot showers and remaining Soft, comfortable, twin sharing private room with shared toilet)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes 
  • Trekking equipment such as down-filled sleeping bag and duffel bag
  • Souvenir: Annapurna Route map and Amazing Nepal T-Shirt

Cost not Includes:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara except for welcome and farewell dinner
  • Monument entrance fees 
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes, and pies)s 
  • Additional Hot Drinks 
  • Bottled drinks 
  • Boiled/mineral water 
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower 
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Tipping to driver and trekking crew

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.
Every Day Departure
We can depart our trip every day(Nepal Packages). You Can Schedule your own departure date and contact us. We will make your Itinerary as your convenient.

Accommodations and Meals:

You will be provided a room in a tourist standard hotel, while you are in Kathmandu. During your trekking, you will be provided room in teahouses. Please be informed that you will be sharing the room at teahouses. Please also note that the Annapurna region is located at far from the maddening crowd, therefore, teahouses may not be as much sophisticated as one finds them in town.

We will provide only breakfast while you are in cities and three-course meals while you are on trek. This means you will be taking breakfast and dinner at teahouse you stay and lunch in the mid of your trekking. Since the Annapurna region is geographically a remote place, you will be provided only selected but hygienic and organic local foods such as Nepali dal bhat, Tibetan soup, and bread, porridge etc.

Is this trek appropriate for me?

Although it is moderate a trek, this trek might not fit for children and elderly people because it is a longer trek in comparison to other Annapurna treks. Moreover, it has possibilities of suffering from high altitude and thin air. So, it is more appropriate for those who have pre-experiences and got training in climbing mountains. It requires us having inspiration and passion which makes our trek successful. For making comfortable walking, adjusting to changing climate, our package manages the facility of acclimatization in needed place as well as 5-6 hours walking per day. Finally, Amazing Nepal cordially requests to have medical checking before you plan to start long trekking and hiking.

Briefing of the Tour:

You will be briefed about the trek, you will be given an information file, and importantly introduced with your guide.

Trekking Crews:

We will provide government registered, well-trained English Speaking guide, who holds enough knowledge about responsible tourism and eco-friendly tourism

We will also provide an assistant guide who is ready to help you with every situation.

We will provide a porter is provided to every two of you, and he will be carrying not more than 25kg.

We get our crews’ life get insured.

Certificate:

After the trek is over, you will be provided with ANTE adventure certificate.

Size of Group:

Trekking Group Size of our group can range from two people to ten people. In case you want to travel alone, do not hesitate to write to us. We will plan accordingly. In case, you more than ten people, please do let us know so that we can develop and improvise plans and itinerary.

Acclimatization:

Trekking to the Annapurna Region is as much difficult as it is technical. We give special priority to its technical sides as well. For this, we have designed an itinerary to allow you to get acclimatize naturally. We know the particular location you need to stay for rest, and the particular distance you need to walk slowly and so on. In case you get high altitude sickness, we have crews who know how to deal with it effectively and smartly.

How to respond to Altitude Sickness?

Please do carry Diamox (Acetazolamide)

Please consult your physician

Please do keep on informing our crews if you feel uneasy

Please do walk in the group so that you can help each other

Travel Insurance:

We would like to recommend you to get your trekking insured. Since you are trekking in probably one of the wildest and challenging routes, you need to be cautious of anything inevitable. You may need helicopter evacuation and get your trip canceled. You may get injured and get your baggage theft and so on.

Permits and fees:

The government local body charges some small amount of fee for every you make to the World heritage sites, Conservation areas, National Parks, and restricted areas along climbing. The price we charge includes all the fees.

If you want to book a trekking package with Amazing Nepal Trek and Expedition and still wondering about the essential equipment for your trekking journey, here we are more than happy to offer our checklist for your references. Please make necessary amendments to our checklist as per your need and convenience. For some case, if you couldn’t get any of these listed equipment/gears in your hometown or you’re in a rush before you fly to Kathmandu, don’t worry! The listed necessary items mentioned below can be easily purchased here.
Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. A porter is available for two people who will carry maximum up to 25 kg. So, You have to be careful while packing your Bag or luggage.
 
Moreover, There is an allowance of 15kg per person on the domestic flights. Additional personal items are not needed for the trekking portion of the trip which can be kept in the hotel’s storage room without extra cost.

Below is the checklist of equipment that is required for the trek:
 
HEAD

  • Buff headwear /neckwear
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Torch

UPPER BODY

  • Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket
  • Down filled jacket  (Your own Down Jacket is strongly recommended, but Amazing Nepal Trek also supply complimentary down jacket which is needed to be returned after the completion of trek)

LOWER BODY

  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Thermal underwear

FEET

  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick and warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable Hiking boots
  • Sneakers /slippers

HANDS

  • Gore-tex gloves

ACCESSORIES

  • Sleeping bag rated to - 20°C (Your own sleeping bag strongly is recommended, but Amazing Nepal Trek also supply complimentary sleeping bags which is needed to be returned after the completion of trek)
  • Trekking bags/duffel bag (Amazing Nepal Trek will supply complimentary water and windproof duffel/kit bag, but one extra big duffel bag/suitcase is necessary for items that are left at the hotel in Kathmandu)
  • Large plastic bags (For keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (Optional, Recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Sewing Kit
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • The first-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes 
  • Reading or writing material
Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 15 days
Melissa Fox, UK

From the moment I inquire the trip, email communication with Santosh was very quick and clear. He ensured I was across all the necessary information and answered any questions I had. 

From there we were picked up from the airport by our trek guide Kalyan. Kalyan's knowledge of the Himalayas was impeccable. I was one of the slower walkers and never felt rushed or pressured. He is a kind gentleman who ensured our entire group all made Everest Base Camp. 


Amazing Nepal Trek & Expedition truly made this Trek a success and can be referred to as "The Dream Team" 

Finally to the unsung hero's the porters, thank you. None of this would have been possible for me without you guys!! 

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 15 days
Rebecca Day, USA

We had a 15 day Trek from Annapurna BC. Everything was perfect, from pick up at Kathmandu airport to delivery back to the hotel after the Trek. Our guide Bhakta looked after us every step of the way, literally! We were a group of 9 and everyone made it to base camp.
I would not hesitate to recommend Bhakta and the team at Amazing Nepal to anyone wanting to trek in Nepal.

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 15 days
Natahn Riddle, Australia

I and my friend joined Annapurna Trek trip from Australia and the trek started on at the end of 2017.
It was an amazing experience. The hospitality of Nepalese people, the beauty of nature, friendless of Amazing Nepal Trek staff, feeling the altitude while ascending and then the lightness that you feel while descending from Annapurna BC. 
I believe our guide Jeevan made this trip a special and joyful one, with his team members Rabin and Hari. 

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 15 days
Daniel Penrith, South Africa

I and my friends hired Amazing Nepal Trek to manage our trip to Nepal: Kathmandu, Pokhara and Annapurna BC. Our Amazing Nepal contact Santosh and guide Rishi were most helpful and knowledgeable throughout the journey. Exclusive hospitality and super organization.

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