Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Duration: 14 Days   |   Based on 5 Reviews
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House
  • Group Size: 1-10
  • Max Elevation: 4200m

Annapurna base camp trek is the most popular trek in the Annapurna region. It is quite a short and easy trek than other high altitude treks in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp trek incorporates diverse landscapes, flora and fauna and local Gurung culture. This trek goes alongside rice field terrain, lush Rhododendron forest, wildlife with beautiful Annapurna ranges and Dhaulagiri ranges.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is known as Annapurna centaury encircled by high Mountain including Annapurna I (8,091 m), Machepuchre (Fishtail), Gangapurna, Himchuli, Annapurna Fang, Annapurna South and many more. There are few different routes to reach Annapurna Base Camp but Global Adventure Trekking offers the best scenic and safe from altitude sickness through Ghorepani Poon Hill. Poon Hill is the vantage viewpoint of Annapurna and others' peak. Poon Hill is the perfect place to see Sunrise and Sunset. Starting from Nayapul is an extra advantage to all trekkers to avoid the altitude sickness because it goes gradually up to Ghorepani and gradually down to Chumrung than again gradually up to Machapuchre Base Camp and Annapurna base camp. For more in details please see the map and itinerary that we have produced by our experts.

Best time for Annapurna base camp trek

Of course, Nepal is for all-season but March to May (Spring) is the supper nice time of the year. In spring, it showcases many beautiful flowers including Nepal National flower Rhododendron, Orchid, white Magnolias, Blue Irises and many more, the chirping birds make this time extraordinary. September to November (autumn) is a pleasant time to do it. There is no layer of clouds and everything is very clear like turquoise. The blue sky, twinkling stars, sky towering mountain, neither hot nor cold weather in the autumn season. The Monson (Jun-August) is cloudy and rainy most of the time. The path is more slippery and no view. December –February is the cold season and there will be piles of snow on path and it is the most calm season to trek.

Annapurna Base camp trek route

There are 2/3 routes to trek Annapurna Base camp (ABC). All routes coincide in Chhumrung and follow the same path to ABC. Global Adventure plans a detour to Ghorepani poon hill. Of course taking shorter routes causes plus or minus ¾ days. Our below itinerary is the suggested route to be in safe side and enjoy the trips!

Annapurna base camp trek permit and fees

Annapurna conservation is a successful conservation project. Taking a tour and trek into the conservation we have to obtain the below permits, which will be arranged by Global Adventure. Our offer price is very much competitive and we give you the value of it. We make all hassle-free ABC trek, providing an experienced trek guide, Porters, all necessary permit, all-mountain accommodation, fresh and hygienic meals, transportation and the achievement certificate!

Required permit for Annapurna trek

  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS-Card)
  • Annapurna Conservation Entry permit
  • As for the necessary trek equipment please see on the essential information section on the right-hand side

Highlights

  • The first commercial trek route in Nepal Himalaya
  • Enjoy the culture and history of Gurung, Magar, and Chhetri communities
  • Trek to Macchapuchre and Annapurna Base Camps and hike to the Poon Hill for beautiful views of Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges
  • A natural hot spring along the trek for your ached mussels

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Kathmandu (1,350 m) Arrivals and transfer to Hotel

Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, one of our staff will meet you at the airport and coordinate transfer to your hotel. 1300m/4290ft.

  • None
  • Hotel

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel following breakfast for a full day of sightseeing in and around Kathmandu. On the list of itinerary includes Pashupatinath Temple (Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine dedicated to lord shipa), Boudha Nath Stupa(largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet), Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight in hotel. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

The tourist bus leaves early in the morning from Kathmandu. It is comfortable and clean. The bus has Wi-Fi available. Tourist bus goes through Prithivi highway in a scenic valley along the Trisuli River. You will spend the night at a hotel in Pokhara and breakfast is included in the package price. (Optional 30 minute flight available for additional cost). 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

In the morning, the trek begins after a short drive by private car to Nayapul. Trails goes through the deciduous forest and overlook waterfalls, local villages and rice fields.

  • BLD
  • Guest House

The trails ascend step by step up to Ulleri where the trails lead you to a gradual uphill ascent to Ghorepani through a rhododendron and oak forest.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Guest House

We hike to Poon-Hill view-top for sunrise with stunning Mountain Panorama view. After breakfast, our trek ascends to Deurali with great views of the Himalayas. Then again walk through dense Rhodendern forest, villages, farming land and waterfalls following several up and down till Tadapani.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Guest House

Your trek descends to Chhule with great views of the Himalayas, settlement villages, farming land and waterfalls. After Chhule the path gradually descends to Chhumrung through the Gurung village.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Guest House

The path goes downhill to the Chhumrung River and ascends to Sinuwa. The road then becomes flat until reaching Khuldi Ghar and descends to Bamboo. Bamboo is located between massive boulders and forest. The sound of monkeys swinging in the trees may interrupt the silence of the trail. After lunch your trek goes through the bamboo forest and the sounds of rivers and waterfalls will welcome you to Himalaya.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Guest House

Today’s hike is shorter than other days, but the rise in altitude may make you feel otherwise. You will be trekking above 3000m. and may face conditions of snow and ice, depending on the season. Experience the amphitheater surrounded by Annapurna ranges from Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). 

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Guest House

Enjoy your morning, taking in the amazing sunrise views over the Annapurna ranges and Fishtail. The trail descends to Bamboo and along the way you might encounter Himalayan Thar, mountain goats and deer.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Guest House

On the way, you will pass through one of the biggest Gurung tribe inhabited villages. Along the trek you will see many different types of birds and butterflies in the rhododendron forest. After Chhumrung you will descend to Hot Spring (Jhinu Danda) where can bathe in a natural hot spring on the banks of the river.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Guest House

The path descends to Kimrung River, gradually passing through Ghandruck Phedi, ending with an easy and flat walk to Birethanti. You will stop for lunch and walk 45 minutes to Nayapul. We will coordinate your drive back to Pokhara by private vehicle.

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Hotel

Return to Kathmandu on a luxury tourist bus (optional 30-minutes flight for an additional cost). Deparute-7:30 am and arrive back to Kathmandu about 3 pm. Transfer to hotel and evening fare well. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

After having the healthy breakfast, You will transfer to Kathmandu Airport for your onward flight.

  • Breakfast

What's included

  • Airport pickup and drop off by private coach
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu, including 3 nights lodging with breakfast
  • Two-night twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara, including breakfast
  • Kathmandu guided sightseeing tour by private vehicle
  • TIMS-card (Trekker Information Management System)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entry fees
  • All ground transportation by luxury tourist vehicle
  • 8-night accommodation at the various available tea-houses or lodges during the trek (twin sharing)
  • Experienced English speaking trekking guide with government license
  • Company guarantee for Government Rescue Services
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • All government taxes and VAT
  • Complementary duffel or sleeping bag (refundable after the trek)
  • Farewell dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant
  • All meals while on the trek (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)
  • Nature of personal expenses
  • All kind of Drinks (alcoholic non-alcoholic and hot and cold drinks)
  • Shopping in the mountains.
  • Clients Travel insurance and evacuation cost if needed
  • Tips to Guide and support crews.
  • A sherpa porter to carry your baggage
  • Flight to Pokhara if taken (company arrange tickets for an additional cost)

Price & Dates

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
15 Apr, 2020 - 28 Apr, 2020Guaranteed755 USD
25 Apr, 2020 - 08 May, 2020Guaranteed755 USD
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Useful Info

  • All the traveler should have a 6-month validity passport. Visa can obtain on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Visa cost 30 USD, 50 USD, 150 USD for 15, 30 and 90 days respectively.

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

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