Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

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The Annapurna Base Camp trekking trial takes trekkers into the mystical Kali Gandaki Valley of Nepal with the final destination being the base camp of the Annapurna Mountain. Amalgamated with exquisite views and ethnic variety, the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, a strenuous one, is for someone who wants to test their fitness and endurance.

  • Reviews 3 Reviews
    5/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Trekking
  • Activity Level Moderate
    3/8
  • Group Size Medium Group
    10
All about the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.

Annapurna Base Camp trekking trial takes trekkers into the mystical Kali Gandaki Valley of Nepal with the final destination being the base camp of the Annapurna Mountain. Combined with exquisite views and ethnic variety, the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, is for someone who wants to test their fitness and endurance. The highest point of this trek is the Annapurna Base Camp at an altitude of 4130m, therefore proper acclimatization is mandatory. The technical difficulty that involves is also very high and this trek is classified as one of the most fatal ones, if rules aren’t followed. So, for a person with a flair for adventure, wish to observe natural beauty and a keen sense of mental alertness and physique, this trek is highly recommended. The deepest gorge in the world, the Kali Gandaki, the natural hot springs and warm welcoming inhabitants along the way are the added attractions of this wonderful journey.

Through terraced fields, pristine oak and rhododendron forests and constant views of Himchuli, Fang, Gangapurna, Macchapuchre, Annapurna III and Annapurna South, this trek passes through Nayapul, Ghorepani and to the viewpoint of Poon Hill. From Ghorepani, the trail moves further into Chomrong, Modi Khola and up to the Annapurna Base Camp. The final ascent up to the ABC is comparatively difficult due to the presence of steep gaps and snow fields, so proper care is to be taken. Upon reaching the base camp however, a joyful sense of accomplishment, merged with exquisite scenery of snowcapped peaks all around will reward trekkers. The itinerary can be changes per one’s own wish but passing along Jhinu Danda and Ghandruk during the return trek is highly recommended. Jhinu Danda is home to the natural hot springs considered to be of medicinal nature, while Ghandruk is a beautiful village which offers spectacular, spell bounding views of snowcapped peaks.

This trek, being a popular one, is full of proper lodging and food facilities. People residing along the trial are warm and hospitable and follow various styles of living. Spring season is highly recommended for carrying out this wonderful expedition whereas all other seasons are equally suitable.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Two nights in Kathmandu and 1 nights Pokhara on B&B basis
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu with a tour guide and all temples/monuments entrance fees.
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek Transportation
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader and Sherpa porters to carry luggage
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, Trekking permit)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes.
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs )
  • Excess baggage charges
  • 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
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara(and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International and domestic flights (Pokhara to Kathmandu-$102)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  1. Day 01 Arrival Kathmandu (1300m) (D)

    Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, you can apply for Tourist Visa if you don’t have one yet. You need to complete visa application form and provide a passport size Photograph. Visa fee: US$ 40 for 30 days multiple entry. Collect your baggage, walk through the customs and meet your Guide and driver outside. From the airport, your hotel is about 30 minutes drive into the city. Check-in at hotel and after you freshen up, we set out to explore the wonders of the city. In the evening your guide will invite you to a welcome dinner at an excellent traditional Nepalese restaurant, where you will enjoy a Nepalese culture dance program. Transfer back to the hotel.

  2. Day 02 Pokhara (B)

    Drive to Pokhara. Stay at lake side lodges and enjoy lake view and sightseeing around the town. Overnight at Mount Kailash Resort/Similar 3*

  3. Day 03 Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (B/L/D)

    After breakfast, we will have a scenic drive for one and half hour from Pokhara, which takes you to the starting point of your trek. You will cross the suspension bridge over the Modi River and then ascend slowly through terraced fields and classic mountain villages. After 15 minutes short walk along the bank of Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1015 Meters) a large village that has many shops and teahouse. From there, the trail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola, climbs steadily up to the village, Hille at 1495m. After a short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1570m. Today’s walk is a short and relatively easy, today’s journey allows you to become used to the experience of trekking in Nepal. Overnight at Guest House.

  4. Day 04 Thikhedhuga to Ghorepani (B/L/D)

    Leaving thikhedunga, we begin our journey with a steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2070 meters. The trail then continues to ascend more gently, through fine forest of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti at 2250m. Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2460m. After an hour of walking, this brings you to Ghorepani 2840m. Overnight at Guest House

  5. Day 05 Ghorepani to Tadapani. (B/L/D)

    Before sunrise, you will hike for an hour to the viewpoint, Poon HIll at elevation of 3210m. This vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas, a brilliant spectacle. There we spend an hour, and return to Ghorepani for hot breakfast at the guest house. Then begin trek to Tadapni (2610m). The trail towards Tadapani climbs along ridges, with stunning view of the Annapurna Range, through pine and rhododendron forest to Deurali (2960m). After that we descend to the Banthanti, which is mostly forested area with few waterfalls and turn off to Tadapani. Overnight at Guest House.

  6. Day 06 Tadapani to Chommrong (B/L/D)

    The day starts with steep descend downhill through rhododendron forests. Leaving Tadapani, the trail eases as we reach Gurjung, which is the village of Gurung people, with an easy walk to Chommrong at elevation of 2140m. Overnight at guesthouse.

  7. Day 07 Chomrong to Himalaya Hotel (B/L/D)

    After breakfast, follow the trail as it continues towards Khuldighar for around 3 hours, where there is Annapurna Conservation Area Check-post. We will have lunch here. We continue our walk through thick Bamboo, rhododendron and oak forest. As we pass the forest, the trail descends very steeply with rocky mountain boulders towards the bottom of the gorge and it levels out and moves along the gorge to the village of Dobhan (2600m). Keeping to the west side of the river we’ll pass through Tomoe Paste. As we come to the neck of the gorge at Panchen Barah we’ll see a small trail and shrine. From here we’ll follow the trail as it climbs to Himalaya (2850m).

  8. Day 08 Himalaya Hotel to Annapurna Base Camp VIA machhhapurchre Base Camp (MBC)(4130m) 7 hours (B/L/D)

    From the Himalaya, it’s about an hour’s walk, initially on a rocky trail through the forest and then up a steep ravine to reach Hinko at 2960m. From here we’ll cross the ravine and follow the trail across a major avalanche track just past Hinko. About 30 minutes beyond Hinko is Deurali at around 3000m. Here as the trail continues into the sanctuary, it crosses two wide avalanche tracks via a narrow trail that huddles close against the cliffs. The trail then descends to meet the Modi Khola and follows the river to Bagar. From Bagar we’ll climb across a few more avalanche paths, crossing a moraine and a stream before climbing towards Machhapuchhre Base camp. From Machhapuchre, it is about 2 hours climb to ABC.

  9. Day 09 ABC to Bamboo (2345m) 6 Hours (B/L/D)

    After sunrise view, we follow the same trail that drops down by 1700m to the bank fo Modi Khola to Bamboo at 2345m where are few guest house are available to stay overnight.

  10. Day 10 Bamboo to Jhinu Dada Hot spring (1780m) 5 Hours (B/L/D)

    We follow the same trail until Chommrong. Once we have passed Khuldighar, there is an experimental sheep Farm. The trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo fields. From Chommrong, the trail descends very steeply to the Jhinu hot spring, where you can bath in natural hot spring. Overnight in guesthouse

  11. Day 11 Trek to Ghandruk (1950m) 4 hours (B/L/D)

    From Jhinu hot spring, we walk at the right side of Modi Khola for while till the New Bridge. From here, it is about 2 hours walk up till Ghandruk Village. The resident of this village are retired Indian and British Army serviceman. Overnight at guesthouse.

  12. Day 12 Ghandruk to Kathmandu‐VIA Pokahra.

    Today, we’ll descend through the paved courtyards of Modi Khola riverside till Birethanthi. After crossing a stream via the suspension bridge, the trail emerges into the Modi khola valley to reach Nayapul. From here, we drive to the Pokhara and from take flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel Shanker/Similar 4*.

  13. Day 13 Departure (B)

    This is our last day in Nepal. It can be devoted to recreation, as well as the most important thing – the day you can buy presents for your relatives, colleagues and friends, we will organize the final evening gala dinner before you depart home. Transfer to the airport according to your flight time.

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

A trek in Nepal is more about endurance than anything else. You will be trekking most days and can expect to be on the trail an average of 5–7 hours per day. The lower elevations may be the most difficult as you cover the most ground and the temperatures are hotter. By the time you reach the higher elevations you will be in prime condition and the distances are shorter. People of many ages and ability successfully complete all the treks in Nepal—those who are strong willed and in good condition should have few problems.

The answer depends on the trek but the range is about 1–3 weeks. The quickest way to get up close and personal with the big mountains is the Annapurna Sanctuary trek, which can be completed from Pokhara in as few as 8 days. Longer treks in remote regions such as Makalu Base Camp can take three weeks or more. The Everest Base Camp trek takes 14–17 days.

You will also want to spend a couple of days in Kathmandu before your trek getting your bearings straight and making final preparations (more if you haven’t pre-booked a guide). And try to leave a cushion after your trek in case things take longer than expected.

Peak season is the fall months of October and November when the air is clear and the mountain views are best. Temperatures during this time are ideal for trekking—warm at lower elevations and cool up high—and the conditions are relatively dry. Along with the good weather comes the biggest crowds, felt from the bustling streets of Thamel to the trails themselves.

The temperature drops during the winter months but the air remains clear. If the weather is on your side, the first half of December can be epic with fantastic views and greater solitude. Be aware that once winter arrives the mountains slow down–high elevation trekking becomes treacherous and teahouses may close.

The second most popular time of the year to trek in Nepal is the spring season from late February to mid-April. Temperatures are as good as the fall and the crowds are smaller, but you can expect more haze and precipitation, particularly at lower elevations. Mountain views should be clear up high but things can get socked in down low.

Trekking in Nepal from May through August is best avoided. The monsoon months bring heat, clouds and rain, limiting the mountain views and creating messy trails and ground transportation headaches. One possible exception for hiking during the monsoon is the dryer Mustang region.

Nepal is under a constant cloud of political uncertainty as has been for years. The U.S. Department of State and other governments urge caution when traveling to Nepal, often in the form of official travel warnings. Travelers should read these warnings and exercise caution as they would before traveling to any other country.

After significant due diligence before my recent trip to Nepal, I came away reasonably confident that Nepal is safe for trekkers. A number of knowledgeable people were unequivocal in their opinions that trekking in Nepal is mostly unaffected by politics. I booked our tickets after hearing from two fellow Coloradans who were in Kathmandu preparing for a trek when the King was overthrown. Their advice was to go and that, “everything will be fine…just don’t burn tires in front of the Royal Palace.”

As with any foreign country, use good judgment and do your part to ensure that you have a safe trip. Solo trekkers are most at risk for a number of reasons and it’s best to go with a guide. Don’t walk around the streets of Kathmandu late at night (taxis are extremely cheap) and avoid large crowds. Petty theft can occur at lowland villages including from the tents of unsuspecting trekkers.

For those who decide to make the trip, the number of people trekking in Nepal remains relatively low compared to years past and it’s a great time to go.

Thamel in Kathmandu has a variety of food options and you should be able to find just about anything. While trekking you will become all too familiar with dal baht, the traditional Nepalese dish consisting of rice, lentils, and seasonal vegetables (meat is often available too). Dal baht may not be your first choice for a post-trek meal but genreally it’s tasty and the portions are generous, making for happy trekkers.

You won’t regret bringing a box of protein bars and vitamins from home. Dal baht provides carbs and some protein but isn’t exactly packed with nutrition; bars make a great snack on the trail or backup for a less than stellar meal. Snickers are ubiquitous in the villages and serve the same general purpose.

Overall Rating
5/5
Boudewijke Richel
Reviewed On 23/09/2017
5/5

We started our tour from Katmandu; Our hotel is in touristic area. Next day we went by bus to Nayapul. It was not easy trip because of conditions of the road. Our guides were with us all over time and they were interested in our wishes. We spend night in Hike and next day started trekking to ABC wich took us 11 days. It was great time, which I never forget. Landscapes, people on the road, places where we sleep, nature all around was so beautiful, incredible, that we were very happy. Our guides Pratap and Ramesh were for us very nice, helpful, friendly and caring. They were open for our opinion what to do next days. It was great pleasure to be with them. After time in mountains we came back to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara. At Pokhara one of us planning decided to fly on paragliding and it was for her great experience. In Pokhara our gide Pratap gave us memorial diploma with congratulation for treking to ABC. We were suprised and very happy. After we came back to Katmadu, we were packing to back to France next day. Our guides were with us even in front of airport what was really very nice. It was very hard to say goodbye! I will remember Nepal as a Never End Peace And Love country!

Victor Suchkov
Reviewed On 19/09/2017
5/5

It was third time I booked a trekking in Asian Mystery Treks. Mr Sanjeep Shrestha organized for me Annapurna half-round trek in 2015 and EBC trek in last year. Both times there were very good service from Asian Mystery Treks company. So this year I decided to get Annapurna Base Camp trekking in August. Mr Sanjeep Shrestha developed special individual itinerary for me with acceptable price. All trip was organized by Sanjeep excellently with very experienced English speaking tour guide. Moreover, I am thankful to Sanjeep for meeting me in Kathmandu despite he had some private problems because of awful floodings in Nepal this year. He is very responisble for his customers and works with his tourists like dear guests. I am glad to use service of Asian Mystery Treks third time and so I consider it is one of the best tour company in Nepal.

Владислав Раевский
Reviewed On 19/09/2017
5/5

Very nice and responsible company. I'm going to travel with them again and again

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