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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Duration
10 days
Max. Elevation
4130m
Group Size
4-12 pax
Level
Moderate
Transportation
All ground transportation as per itinerary
Best Season
Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
Accomodation
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on Bed/breakfast basis and Lodge / Tea House during trek
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all meals during the trek
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu, Pokhara, Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhromrong, Dovan, Deurali, Annapurna Base Camp, Bamboo, Jhinu Danda, Pokhara, Kathmandu

Highlights

  • This trek route will take you to the heart of the Himalaya region. It offers the stunning views of the mountains also the remote life of high-altitude residence. This trek route attracts so many trekkers as it is one of the shortest treks to base camp with extra thrill and adventure.
  • Fantastic trek into the heart of the Annapurna
  • Visit Poonhill for stunning views of the whole Annapurna Range.
  • Lodge-based trek
  • You can relax in the natural hot spring water at Jhinu Danda while returning back from the Base camp.
  • Get chance to explore Machhapuchhre Base camp (3700 meters) and Annapurna Base camp(4130m)
  • Panoramic view of Annapurna range, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre (fishtail), Barahi sikhar, Singha Chuli from the base camp.
  • Walkthrough the forests of Rhododendron.

Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is known as one of the beautiful, popular and short treks located in the Annapurna region. It is probably the best legendary and classic trek in the world, offering the stunning views of iconic mountain Himchuli, Annapurna South, Barahi Sikhar, Annapurna I, Tent Peak, Singachuli, Glacier Dom, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchhar. Also, this trekking route offers you the best experience of Nepali village, local people and the lifestyle of the remote Himalayan region. For the trekker, it will be a great experience and very hard to get involved with their culture. The trail route pass through the various landscape and traditional villages like Gurung village and Magar village, also in the various section of trekking trail you will enjoy walking with a dense forest of Rhododendron, bamboo, and Alpine forest till the end of destination. 

Mt Annapurna is the 10th highest mountain in the world whooping 8091m and the base camp stands at 4130m above seas level. The trekking up to Annapurna base camp will take you via Mt Machhapuchhare (fishtail) which is revered by the Nepalese beauty for its unique display and the highest point of your trek.

 While walking through the trail you reach the large rock overhanging, known as Hinku Cave. The entrance to the cave is blocked. You will spot high cascading waterfalls and you will get to learn about people of different ethnicity when visiting the Ghandruk village. Depending on which route you choose, you may not pass through Ghandruk though. The trail offers you the other trekking route too like Ghorepani Poonhill, the trail is the same from Chomrong onward.

Trip Itinerary

Embark on a picturesque journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Nepal's city of lakes. Along the way, you'll be captivated by the changing landscapes, from lush valleys to charming villages, as you drive towards the gateway of the Annapurna region.

Max. altitude

1300

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Lunch, Dinner

After a scenic drive to Nayapul, your trekking adventure begins. You'll hike through terraced fields and quaint settlements, ultimately arriving in Ghandruk, a traditional Gurung village with stunning mountain views, offering a glimpse into local culture and lifestyle.

Max. altitude

1940

Accomodation

Teahouse/Lodge

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today's trek takes you deeper into the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary. You'll pass through dense rhododendron forests and terraced hillsides, reaching Chhomrong, a charming village perched on the edge of a deep gorge, with breathtaking vistas of the surrounding peaks.

Max. altitude

2170

Accomodation

Teahouse/Lodge

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The trail descends through lush bamboo and rhododendron forests as you make your way to Bamboo. This serene location provides a tranquil ambiance for a well-deserved rest amidst the natural beauty of the Annapurna region.

Max. altitude

2310

Accomodation

Teahouse/Lodge

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Continuing your ascent, the trail leads to Deurali. Along the way, you'll witness cascading waterfalls and rugged landscapes. Deurali's higher altitude offers a taste of the alpine environment as you get closer to the Annapurna Base Camp.

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today's highlight is the trek to Annapurna Base Camp, passing through the enchanting Machhapuchhre Base Camp en route. As you reach the base camp, you'll be surrounded by towering peaks, including Annapurna and Machhapuchhre, creating an awe-inspiring amphitheater of mountains.

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Begin your descent from Annapurna Base Camp, retracing your steps to Bamboo. This return journey offers a different perspective of the landscape and allows you to soak in the beauty you might have missed on the way up.

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today's trek leads to Jhinu Danda, known for its natural hot springs. After a rewarding day of hiking, you can relax in the warm, soothing waters, easing your muscles while enjoying the serene surroundings.

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Bid farewell to the Annapurna Sanctuary as you trek back to Nayapul. From there, a drive takes you back to Pokhara, where you can unwind by the tranquil Phewa Lake and reminisce about your remarkable trekking adventure.

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Your journey concludes with a scenic drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu, allowing you to reflect on the incredible landscapes, cultures, and experiences you've encountered during this unforgettable Annapurna trek.

Meals

Breakfast
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Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops ina private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Pokhara – Nayapul – Pokhara by private vehicle
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Tourists Bus (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English/French/Chinese/German speaking trained and experienced local tour guide which one is your necessary and assistant trek leader (10 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Metro Everest’s trekking bag/duffel bag for the trekking and t-shirt is yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Certificate of Achievement by Metro Everest
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek after dinner 
  • All government and local taxes

Doesn't Include

  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $30 or equivalent foreign currency, multiple entry visas for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 125. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Highway and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, cold drinks, hot drinks and shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Reviews

Amazing Annapurna – Incredible Nepal

Nothing prepares you for the Himalayas. Waking up every day to 5-mile high mountains is one of the most humbling and incredible experiences of my life. As a frequent traveller, this was my first time ...

Luke James
China
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Frequently Asked Questions

While both treks offer stunning views of the Annapurna massif, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek focuses on reaching the base camp of Annapurna, while the Annapurna Circuit Trek is a longer trek that circles the entire Annapurna range, passing through diverse landscapes and villages.

Yes, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be combined with side trips to nearby attractions such as Poon Hill or hot springs in Jhinu Danda. Additionally, it can be extended to include visits to other base camps like Machapuchare Base Camp.

Yes, the Annapurna region is rich in culture, and trekkers on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek have the opportunity to visit traditional villages, interact with locals, and observe cultural practices such as religious ceremonies and festivals.

Mobile phone reception and internet access are available in some villages along the Annapurna Base Camp Trek route, but signal strength may be limited in remote areas. It's advisable to purchase a local SIM card if you need to stay connected.

The Annapurna region is home to diverse wildlife, including birds, mammals, and reptiles. Trekkers may encounter species such as langur monkeys, Himalayan thars, pheasants, and even elusive snow leopards in the higher reaches.

While it's technically possible to trek alone on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, it's generally safer to trek with a guide or in a group, especially for those unfamiliar with the area or inexperienced in high-altitude trekking.

There are plenty of teahouses and lodges along the Annapurna Base Camp Trek route that offer meals and beverages, including bottled water and purified water. It's advisable to bring water purification tablets or a water filter for refilling water bottles from natural sources.

In case of emergencies, there are medical clinics and rescue services available in some villages along the Annapurna Base Camp Trek route. It's important to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation in case of accidents or altitude sickness.

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