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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

This trek combines a visit to various magnificent places in the Annapurna region of the Himalayas. From the world famous viewpoint of Poon Hill we should witness a superb Himalayan sunrise. At the Annapurna Base Camp (4.130m), a natural amphitheater known as Annapurna sanctuary, mighty Himalaya giants like Annapurna 1, Annapurna 3, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome and Fish Tail (Macchapuchhare) rise above 7.000 and 8.000 meter. Before entering the Annapurna Sanctuary you will spend a night at the Machhapuchhare Base Camp where a stupendous mountain vista will appear before us.

Group Size:

2-3

Trip Level:

Easy

Destination:

Nepal

Max Altitude:

4100m

Starts At:

Nayapul

Ends At:

Nayapul

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival Kathmandu (1330m)
Day 02 Kathmandu – Pokhara  (820m)
Day 03 Pokhara – Kande (1720m) – Tolka (1700m)
Day 04 Tolka – Chomrong (2170m)
Day 05 Chomrong – Dovan (2600m)
Day 06 Dovan – Deaurali (3230m)
Day 07  Deaurali – Annapurna  Base Camp (4130m)
Day 08  Annapurna Base Camp – Bamboo(2310m)
Day 09 Bamboo – Jhinu Dada (Hot Spring, 1780m)
Day 10 Jhinu Dada (Hot Spring)  – Nayapul – Pokhara
Day 11 Pokhara – Kathmandu
Day 12 Kathmandu, Departure

Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu (1330m): Meet our representative at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. All the required documents, photos, passport copies etc. are collected for the preparation of all legal documents required during the trek. On the same day you'll be meeting your guide for the trek

Day 02 Kathmandu – Pokhara (820m): After the breakfast we will be heading to Pokhara by private transport which takes around 6-7 hours. On the way we would be seeing the beautiful view of the Trishuli River which is flowing side by side throughout the most of our way to Pokhara. We even get to witness the people doing rafting in Trishuli river. 

Day 03 Pokhara – Kande (1720m) – Tolka (1700m): Today is the first day of our trekking and we start our journey by private transport vehicle to Kande. Then we start trekking to Tolka. After walking around 3 hours up hill and around 2 hours downhill we reach our destination i.e.Tolka. Our trekking is all the way through the forest and we get to see the beautiful view of mountains (Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Macchapuchre, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Dhaulagiri and so on) and nature throughout the trek.

Day 04 Tolka – Chomrong (2170m): As usual we start our trek after breakfast to our next destination and today’s destination will be Chomrong. It takes around 5-6 hours going up and down hill all the way through rivers, bridges, streams, springs, local villages etc. Passing the places like Landruk, Jhinu dada which are themselves one of the famous tourism destination we reach Chomrong. From Chomrong Mt. Annapurna South and Mt. Fishtail seems very close.

Day 05 Chomrong – Dovan (2600m): Today we actually enter the valley of the ABC. It takes around 5-6 hours to reach Dovan by walking equally up and down hill and through the forests. As the altitude increases the view of the mountains seems more pleasant and beautiful. 

Day 06 Dovan – Deaurali (3230m): As altitude continues to rises we start walking quite slower than usual so we stay at Deaurali which takes around 4-5 hours with all the way through forests. There is more probability of seeing the snow from today. 

Day 07 Deaurali – MBC (3800m) – ABC (4130m): As we approach closer and closer to the mountains it starts getting colder. On the way to ABC we first reach MBC which takes around 3 hours and further 2hours to ABC. We will be surrounded by mountains from all sides and the density of the vegetations and plants will be thinner and thinner. It is the best and one of the nearest view point of the mountains(Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Gangapurna, Mt. Annapurna II and III and much more). 

Day 08 ABC – MBC – Bamboo (2310m): We will be waking early in the morning to see the pleasing view sun rise through the mountain ranges. And after the breakfast we start our trek down to Bamboo through same way back down hill leaving MBC behind. Overnight in Bamboo. 

Day 09 Bamboo – Jhinu danda (Hot Spring, 1780m): After the breakfast we start our trek down to Jhinu danda through stones steps most of the time. We will be at Chomrong one more time while we trek down to Jhinu danda. As soon as we reach Jhinu danda we will be going to hot spring to become fresh and relax for sometimes. 

Day 10 Jhinu danda – Nayapul – Pokhara (830m): After the breakfast we start our trek down to Nayapul which takes around 5-6 hours following the Modi River all the way down to Nayapul with several villages on the way. When we arrive Nayapul we go to Pokhara by 1 hour drive. 

Day 11 Pokhara – Kathmandu (1330m): Today we will be back to Kathmandu and as trip comes to an end. We can prefer to go by private transport (6-7 hours drive) or can fly by domestic air (35minutes flight) too.

Day 12 Kathmandu, Departure: After breakfast, a Himalayan Rock Treks and Expedition responsible person will drop you to the international airport.

Cost Include

  • Transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara by private transport
  • Transfer Pokhara to Naya Pull by private transport (before starting trek)
  • Transfer Naya Pull to Pokhara by private transport (after finishing trek)
  • Food and accommodation during trekking in lodges / teahouses
  • English speaking experienced guide
  • Porter(s), generally 1 porter for 2 pax (max 12 kg per person)
  • Food, salary, accommodation and insurance for our Nepali staff
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee
  • TIMS (trekking registration card)
  • Service from our office in Kathmandu, Thamel

Cost Exclude

  • International flight to and from Nepal
  • Airport taxes
  • Vaccination and Nepal visa
  • Meals when not in Trekking and drinks
  • Personal insurance and other personal expenses
  • Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected)

Trekking Equipment Checklist

The weather can be cold, unpredictable and challenging while in the mountains. Hence the travelers need to be prepared to cope up with the weather. While you can take the different kind of equipment to make things comfortable for you, there are some basic things that you must carry with you for completion of the trek in comfortable manner.

Sun Hat
Fleece/Wool hat that covers ears
Sunglasses
Scarf to cover face (dust/wind)

Upper Body:
At least 4 pair of T-shirts
2 lightweight thermal tops
2 Merino/Fleece long shelve tops
Water and wind proof shell jacket
Down Jacket
Raincoat (Poncho)

Lower Body:
Under garments
Hiking shorts
Lightweight walking pants
Light weight thermal leggings
Fleece or tracksuit pants
Water and wind proof pants

Feet:
At least 4 pairs of  thick warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots (with spare laces)
Walking sneakers
Sandals
Walking poles (Walking Stick)
Hands:
Lightweight fleece gloves
Water and wind proof gloves

Note: Sleeping bags come handy in case of difficult circumstances. We recommend every trekkers to take one with them while on the mountains. You can bring your own or it can be hired here.