Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Annapurna Base Camp, Ghandruk, Nepal
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Duration

9 Days 8 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English, Nepali

About this tour

The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek is a popular and enchanting trekking route in Nepal. It takes you to the base camp of Mount Annapurna, the tenth-highest mountain in the world, standing tall at 8,091 meters. The trek offers breathtaking mountain views, diverse landscapes, and an opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture.

Starting from Nayapul, near Pokhara, the trail winds through picturesque villages, terraced fields, lush forests, and rhododendron forests. As you ascend, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of majestic peaks, including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Hiunchuli.

Along the way, you’ll pass through charming villages like Ghandruk, famous for its Gurung culture, hospitality, and traditional houses. You’ll have the chance to interact with the friendly locals and learn about their unique way of life.

Reaching Annapurna Base Camp is the ultimate highlight of the trek. Located at an elevation of 4,130 meters, it offers a surreal amphitheater of towering peaks. As you stand surrounded by snow-capped mountains, you’ll be filled with a sense of awe and accomplishment.

The trek also includes a visit to the natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda, where you can soak and relax your tired muscles after days of trekking.

Essential Tips for a Successful Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Plan for proper acclimatization and take rest days to allow your body to adjust to the altitude.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and fluids throughout the trek.
  • Pack essential items such as sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing layers, a sleeping bag, and a backpack.
  • Train and prepare physically before the trek to build stamina and endurance.
  • Follow a well-planned itinerary that allows for gradual ascent and proper rest days.
  • Hire a knowledgeable guide who can provide valuable insights and ensure your safety.
  • Respect the local culture and environment by embracing customs and practicing responsible trekking.
  • Stay updated on weather conditions and be prepared for changing weather patterns.
  • Take care of your health by maintaining personal hygiene and eating nutritious food.
  • Enjoy the journey, appreciate the stunning views, and make lasting memories along the way.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Safety Considerations

  • Acclimatize properly to the increasing altitude to avoid altitude sickness. Take rest days and ascend gradually.
  • Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration at high altitudes.
  • Follow the instructions and advice of your guide regarding safety precautions and trekking techniques.
  • Pack a comprehensive first aid kit and any necessary medications for common ailments and emergencies.
  • Check the weather forecast before the trek and be prepared for changing weather conditions.
  • Dress in layers to adapt to temperature fluctuations and protect yourself from extreme cold or heat.
  • Use sun protection, including sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat, to shield yourself from the strong UV rays at higher altitudes.
  • Follow proper trekking etiquette and respect local customs, traditions, and wildlife.
  • Ensure that you have travel insurance that covers trekking activities and emergency medical evacuation.
  • Stay connected with your trekking group or guide and inform them about any health issues or difficulties you may face during the trek.
  • In case of any emergency or health concerns, seek immediate medical assistance and communicate with your guide for support.
  • Stay on designated trekking trails and avoid taking unnecessary risks or shortcuts.
  • Trust your instincts and make responsible decisions regarding your safety and well-being during the trek.

Highlights

  • Spectacular panoramic views of the Annapurna massif, including Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m), and Machhapuchhre (6,993m).
  • Trekking through diverse landscapes, including lush rhododendron forests, terraced fields, and picturesque mountain villages.
  • Experiencing the unique culture and hospitality of the Gurung and Magar ethnic communities.
  • Visiting traditional mountain villages such as Ghandruk and Chhomrong, and exploring their rich cultural heritage.
  • Soaking in natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda, providing a rejuvenating experience after days of trekking.
  • Journeying through the Annapurna Conservation Area, a protected region known for its rich biodiversity and wildlife.
  • Trekking along the Modi Khola river and crossing suspension bridges that offer thrilling and scenic experiences.
  • Witnessing sunrise and sunset over the Annapurna peaks from strategic viewpoints like Poon Hill.
  • Reaching the iconic Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m), a natural amphitheater surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks.
  • Experiencing the sense of achievement and fulfillment of reaching the base camp and being surrounded by majestic mountains.

Included/Excluded

  • International and Domestic Airport Pick Up and Drop.
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner from the Teahouses menu during the treks.
  • Overnight Sleep at Standard tea house with basic facility during the treks.
  • Government licensed holder trekking guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance.
  • One porter for two person who carry only two trekking member’s bags, including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance.
  • If single trekker booked then guide will help you to carry some of your stuffs.
  • Equipment like sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, trekking poles, and Crampons will be provided (Returned after the trip is complete).
  • First aid kid box included and carry by guide.
  • Emergency helicopter rescue services provided, Pay By your Insurance or By Your Self.
  • All needed Trekking Permit and National park Entry fees.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • Government Tax and Company service charge.
  • Personal expenses as like the Phone Bill, Camera Charging, Hot Shower, Wifi.
  • All kind of drinks as like Mineral Water, Tea, Coffee, Juice, Coke, Fanta, Beer and Bar Bills.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during your stay in city like Pokhara, Kathmandu.
  • Extra Nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara, in case if you return earlier from the Treks.
  • Tips to your Guide and Porter. (It is expected)
  • Travel insurance.

Itinerary

  • Depart from Kathmandu early in the morning.
  • Take a scenic drive to Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna region.
  • Enjoy picturesque views of the countryside and hills along the way.
  • Arrive in Pokhara and transfer to your hotel.
  • Rest and relax or explore the beautiful lakeside city.
  • Overnight stay in Pokhara.
  • Breakfast and Lunch at the teahouse.

  • After breakfast, drive from Pokhara to Nayapul.
  • From Nayapul, begin the trek to Ghandruk.
  • Trek through terraced fields, forests, and charming villages.
  • Ghandruk is a traditional Gurung village with stunning mountain views.
  • Explore the village and experience the local culture.
  • Overnight stay in Ghandruk.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Begin the trek from Ghandruk, descending through stone steps.
  • Cross a suspension bridge over the Kimrong Khola river.
  • Ascend through forests and terraced fields to reach Chhomrong.
  • Chhomrong is a beautiful village located at the base of the Annapurna massif.
  • Enjoy panoramic mountain views and relax for the night.
  • Overnight stay in Chhomrong.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek from Chhomrong, descending to cross the Chhomrong Khola river.
  • Ascend through a beautiful forested trail towards Sinuwa.
  • Continue through the dense rhododendron forest to reach Bamboo.
  • Pass through Dovan and ascend further to reach Himalaya.
  • Himalaya offers scenic views and is a popular overnight stop.
  • Overnight stay in Himalaya.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Begin the trek from Himalaya, following the Modi Khola river.
  • Trek through Hinku Cave and Deurali to reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp.
  • From Machhapuchhre Base Camp, ascend to Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Arrive at the breathtaking Annapurna Base Camp, surrounded by towering peaks.
  • Enjoy magnificent views and capture memorable photographs.
  • Overnight stay at Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Wake up early to witness the sunrise over the Himalayas.
  • Begin the descent from Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Trek back through Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Deurali.
  • Continue descending through the forested trail to reach Bamboo.
  • Relax and rest for the night.
  • Overnight stay in Bamboo.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Continue the trek from Bamboo, descending through the forest.
  • Pass through Sinuwa and Chhomrong to reach Jhinu Danda.
  • Jhinu Danda is known for its natural hot springs.
  • Relax and rejuvenate in the hot springs to soothe your muscles.
  • Overnight stay in Jhinu Danda.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • After breakfast, trek downhill to Nayapul.
  • From Nayapul, take a drive back to Pokhara.
  • Enjoy the scenic drive and transfer to your hotel in Pokhara.
  • Rest and relax or explore the lakeside city.
  • Overnight stay in Pokhara.
  • Breakfast and Lunch at the teahouse.

  • Leave Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu.
  • Enjoy the scenic drive and bid farewell to the mountains.
  • Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
  • Rest and relax or explore the city at your leisure.
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast and Lunch at the teahouse.

Durations

9 Days

Languages

English
Nepali

Frequently asked questions

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that takes you to the base camp of Mount Annapurna, one of the highest peaks in the world. It is known for its stunning mountain views, diverse landscapes, cultural immersion, and the experience of reaching the base camp.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek typically takes around 10 to 13 days to complete, depending on the itinerary and trekking pace. This duration includes acclimatization days and allows for a comfortable trekking experience.

The best time to undertake the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and moderate temperatures. However, treks during the winter and monsoon seasons are also possible, but with additional challenges due to snowfall and rain.

No, prior trekking experience is not mandatory for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. However, a good level of physical fitness and stamina is recommended, as the trek involves ascending and descending on varied terrain. Regular exercise and endurance training prior to the trek are beneficial.

While it is not mandatory to hire a guide, it is highly recommended, especially for those with limited trekking experience. A guide provides valuable assistance in navigation, ensures safety, and offers insights into the local culture and surroundings. They also assist with permits, accommodation, and logistics.

To trek in the Annapurna region, you need to obtain the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. These permits are necessary for entry into the conservation area and help support environmental conservation efforts.

Accommodation during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is primarily in teahouses or lodges along the trail. These provide basic facilities such as a bed, blanket, and meals. The teahouses are often run by local communities and offer a warm and friendly environment for trekkers.

Some essential items to pack for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek include sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing layers, a down jacket, a sleeping bag, a backpack, a water bottle, trekking poles, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a first aid kit, and any necessary medications. It is important to pack light and carry only necessary items.

Communication facilities are available at various points along the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Most teahouses and lodges offer Wi-Fi or have satellite phones for emergency use. However, connectivity may be limited in some remote areas. It is advisable to have alternative means of communication such as a satellite phone or a local SIM card for better connectivity.

Yes, travel insurance is highly recommended for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Make sure your insurance policy covers trekking activities at high altitudes and includes emergency medical evacuation. It is important to carefully review the coverage details and carry a copy of your insurance policy with you during the trek.

Tour's Location

Annapurna Base Camp, Ghandruk, Nepal

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08/25/2023

Trekking at nepal himalayas

I hike to annapurna base camp with this agency they care and provide me all gears during trek.which save my money renting gears at nepal. Tenzing is my guide during trek he help me to carry my stuff during trek at difficult place. I enjoy this trek and get satisfied with all service.

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