Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a wonderful trek of staggering beauty and diversity. The moderate climb will take you through exquisite villages, across lush green rice paddies and tree laden hill sides, until finally giving way to formidable rock formations and towering peaks, seemingly frozen in space and time.

We start our journey in the sleepy village of Phedi, a short drive about 45 minutes from Pokhara, the renowned City of Lakes, worthy of its wide acclaim as the countrys most loved tourist town by its Nepali visitors and foreigners alike You will be greeted warmly by the local Gurung, Magar, and Thakali people as we pass through their villages, and you may even be invited to share in their custom of drinking the traditional, thinned milk called moyai. The hike continues, through dense rhododendron forest with mighty silver grey peaks rearing their heads in the distance. As you ascend to Base Camp at 4130m, sublime views will await you with the mighty Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail in English) soaring overhead, surely one of the most magnificent and captivating mountains in the world.

The route grows ever lovelier, snaking its way back though hillocks and idyllic mountain passes. On reaching Ghorepani, we will be treated to early morning sunrise that will take your breath away. Displaying its psychedelic halos amid a glistening mountain panorama, the scene incites an unparalleled sense of wonder in the miracles of all creation. You may count your blessings by whispering to yourself, what a wonderful world we live in and thank God for this beautiful spectacle that you stand witness to.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is even more astounding in spring as the whole forest trail is lit up with red, pink and white rhododendron flowers. The colors and hues that abound during this time, and in the autumn too, are unsurpassed. You will not find a trip of better value, compared to others of its kind, and we would even go so far as to say that the experience can be simply priceless.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 :Arrive in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft).

Day 2 :Kathmandu valley sightseeing & Trek Preparation (1,350m/4,428ft).

Day 3 :Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (915m), 5-6 hours drive.

Day 4 :Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tikhedhunga (1,540m) 5 hours trek.

Day 5 :Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,850m) 5- 6 hours trek.

Day 6 :Hike up to Poon hill (3,200m) & trek to Tadapani (2,590m) 5-6 hours trek.

Day 7 :Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2,170m) 5-6 hours trek.

Day 8 :Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (2,600m) 5 hours trek.

Day 9 :Trek from Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m) 5-6 hours trek.

Day 10 :Trek from M.B.C to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) 2-3 hours trek.

Day 11 :Experiences the views of Annapurna range & return to Bamboo (2,300m) 5-6 hours trek.

Day 12 :Trek from Bamboo to Jhinudanda, Natural hot spring (1,780m) 5- 6 hours trek.

Day 13 :Trek from Jhinu Dada to Naya Pul - Pokhara: 1 hour drive & 6 hours trek.

Day 14 : Drive to Kathmandu and join the group for farewell dinner.

Day 15 :Depart Kathmandu for home sweet home.

What is Included

  • Private pick up and transfer between airport/ hotel, on arrival and departure.
  • Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley (as per the itinerary), with private transport, local guide and all entrance fees.
  • Three nights in 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, in a shared twin room with breakfast.
  • Full-board teahouse/ lodge accommodation during the trek with breakfast, lunch, dinner, teas and coffees.
  • At least 1 experienced, fully trained, government licensed and English-speaking trekking guide for the duration of the trek.
  • Assistant guides to offer support for the trek duration, as per the group size. (6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide).
  • Sherpa porters to carry your luggage for the trek duration, as per the group size. (2 trekkers : 1 porter).
  • Coverage of all expenses for the guide(s) and porters, i.e. food, accommodation, salary, equipment and transportation, plus insurance for all staff (as per state law).
  • Return transport by tourist bus from Kathmandu-Pokhara.
  • Private transportation from Pokhara to trek start point and from trek end point to Pokhara.
  • All necessary paper work and permits, including TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) permit.
  • 1 warm down jacket and sleeping bag per person (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Coordination of emergency rescue, if required. (Helicopter Evacuation available at clients’ expense).
  • Access to comprehensive first aid medical kit for the trip duration. (Clients are advised to bring their own personal medical supplies as well).
  • 1 Asia Adventure Nepal T-shirt, per person.
  • 1 Annapurna region trekking map, per person.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.
  • All applicable government taxes.

What is Not Included

  • Entry Visa fees – 25USD for 15 day visa, 40USD for 30 day visa and 100USD for 3 month visa on entry into Nepal (correct at time of writing)
  • Any meals in Pokhara other than breakfast (and in the case of early return from the mountain other than scheduled).
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks and laundry.
  • Personal medical and travel insurance and medical bills.
  • International air fares/ flights. (Fares and flights can be arranged upon request).
  • Hot shower during the trek.
  • Personal trekking equipment and clothing.
  • Insurance to cover emergency helicopter evacuation.
  • Tips for guide, porters and drivers. (Tipping is expected, but not mandatory).
Start Date End Date Cost Status
10 November 2016 21 November 2016 Available Book
15 November 2016 26 November 2016 Available Book
05 February 2016 16 February 2016 Available Book
10 February 2016 21 February 2016 Available Book

1.Is previous hiking/trekking experience required?

As long as you have a moderate level of fitness and are in good physical condition, you do not require any hiking experience for short treks, cultural tours or volunteering. However, if you are planning a trek longer than one week, we recommend adopting some form of regular exercise such as running, swimming or hiking this will help you to enjoy your trip, reduce the risk of injury and enhance your overall experience. We are happy to discuss any questions you might have and to tailor a preparatory fitness programme to suit your individual needs.

2.What equipment should I bring?

This will vary depending on what activities you want to participate in and what level of comfort you prefer. With the exception of some medicines and technical gear, you can find everything you need in Nepal (which is likely to be cheaper than in your home country). There are numerous trekking shops in Thamel, Kathmandu, where you can easily buy or rent everything from sleeping bags and down jackets, to water bottles and flash lights.

Please refer to the equipment list on each individual trekking page, for a specific list of what to bring.

Trip Facts

Duration: 15 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Moderate

Trip Cost: On request

Destination: Nepal

Max Altitude: 4130m/13545ft

Transportation : Private Vehicle/Tourist coach

Best Season: Mar-may/Sep-Dec

Trek Type: Tea House, Lodge

Trek Duration: 10 days Pokhara to Pokhara

Group Size: Min 1 person max 14 people

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