Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of Nepal's most popular and simple trek. This trek is easy and takes less time than other high-altitude adventures. Any fit person with a little determination can complete this walk and is appropriate for the people of all ages. This hike will take you through many different landscapes, as well as traditional highland culture and fauna. There are also spectacular views of the Annapurna range, Macchapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri.
The Annapurna Base Camp trip is one of Nepal's most popular trekking destinations. When compared to other big Everest and Annapurna region treks, this is not a strenuous trek. Almost anyone can complete this journey.
For a 15- to 18-day adventure, the cost ranges from USD 530 to USD 1350. In addition, a flight to Pokhara will cost you an extra USD 100 each way. The package includes transportation, all permits, lodge accommodations, your trekking guide and porter, as well as their meals, service fees and taxes. Additional prices for refreshments, battery recharge, and personal expenses must be factored in.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara 860 m. (220 k.m., 6 hours).
Day 03: Pokhara – Matque- By Jeep then Trek to Chomrong , Two Hour driver, 3 Hour Trek) (1951 m)
Day 04: Trek from Chomrong to Himalaya (2,920 m., 6 hours)
Day 05: Trek from Himalaya to ( ABC) Annapurna Base Camp (4, 095 m., 6 hours).
Day 06: Trek from Base Camp to Bamboo (2,050 m., 6 hours).
Day 07: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,700 m., 6 hours).
Day 08: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Matque, then take a ride to Pokhara (4-hour trek and 2-hour drive)
Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 10: Departure From Nepal
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Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On the first day, our representatives will be there at Tribhuwan International Airport for your warm welcome and to shift towards a fine tourist standard hotel. This day, we arrange a schedule for discussing and introducing with trekking members along late evening hours will be spent on famous local restaurants enjoying Nepalese cultural dance and music with delicious Nepali dishes.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara and transfer to Hotel | Drive: 5/6 hrs.
The second day after morning breakfast, the trekking guide arrives with a private vehicle at the hotel for shifting you towards the bus station to catch a tourist standard bus to reach Pokhara. Therefore leaving valley, bus follows west to catch Prithivi Highway towards Pokhara. On midway, we stop twice for breakfast and lunch before stepping Pokhara. Finally, after reaching Pokhara, we sight Fewa Lake on remaining hours and stay overnight there.
Day 03: Pokhara to Matque By Jeep-and begin your trek to Chomrong (1,951 m., 6 hours).
After breakfast, take a ride for 4 hour to Kilyu via nayapul along the Modi River. from here, the walk begins through the Jhinu forest. you will walk an uphill climbing for an hour to reach on top of Chomrong village, and then short downhill to main Chomrong village for overnight, this is the last permanent Gurung village and the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary Trek.
Day 04: Trek from Chhomrong to Himalaya (2,920 m., 6 hours).
This day trekking trail follows Chhomrong River and ascends for some elevation. On the route, we cross through rhododendron forest and reach Dovan. The picturesque view of the natural beauty follows us while we trek. Remaining afternoon and the evening is to wander around Dovan. We spend a night in Himalaya Hotel. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 05: Trek from Himalaya Hotel to Annapurna Base Camp – ABC (4,130 m., 6 hours).
After having your hot breakfast, the trekking trail continues to Annapurna Base Camp. The area is known as Annapurna Sanctuary which is covered with lofty mountains. The area gives an astonishing view of Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Barah Shikhar. We spend night in a guest house dined with potato soup and traditional Gurung bread which is specially for preventing from effects of cold. Overnight at Lodge
Day 06: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,050 m., 6 hours).
After a grand time at Annapurna Sanctuary and Base Camp, morning walk on the downhill path all the way to Deurali, then with few ups and downs with gradual winding trail in the serene forest and back to the tree lines to Bamboo for the overnight stay.
Day 07: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda via Chhomrong (1,700 m ., 6 hours).
From here a short steep up to Khuldi Ghar, then on the winding downhill path
Through the dense forest to Sinuwa danda. From here, walk descends to Chomrong Khola. After the bridge, an uphill walk for less than an hour reaching at Chomrong village for rest stop or lunch, after Chomrong with another up for half hour to the top of Chomrong ridge, then our route descends to Jhinu Danda, for overnight stay, this place offers refreshing hot springs just 20 minutes walk downhill near Modi River.
Day 08: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Matque, then take a ride back to Pokhara (3 hours hiking and one hour drive).
This is the final day of our trekking. We trek to Siwai from Jhinu Danda and end our trek there.we will have Lunch in Siwai then drive back to Pokhara and explore the beauty of it. You might be interested in climbing to Sarangkot hill which is famous for adventurous paragliding sport. Explore Pokhara City and overnight stay in a hotel.
Day 09: Drive Back to Kathmandu.
After enjoying a marvelous time on high mountains and hills of Annapurna Himal, after breakfast in the morning depart Pokhara with overland drive back to Kathmandu. (Or flying options which taked about 30 mins by air to Kathmandu)
Day 10: Transfer to the airport and departure from Nepal to your destination
Our representative will transfer you to Kathmandu International Airport for your way back to your country.
- Ground Transportation: Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu drive in Deluxe Tourist sharing coach.
- Ground Transportation Pokhara: Pokhara/Nayapul/Pokhara drive in private vehicle
- Accommodation during Trek: 9 Nights'basic guesthouse accommodations during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms. [Few nights in an attached bathroom in available places ]
- Accommodation in Pokhara: 3 Nights' accommodation in Kathmandu in twin sharing accommodation with Bed and Breakfast plan
- Accommodation in Pokhara: 2 Nights' accommodation in Kathmandu in twin sharing accommodation with Bed and Breakfast plan
- Meals: 3 Meals per day during the trek (BLD: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. Each meal consist of one course of the meal)
- Guide: Nepal Government licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
- Porter: The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Permit: Annapurna Conservation Area Project [ACAP] Permit and Trekkers' Information Management Systems [TIMS] Card
- Souvenir: Duffle Bag, Trekking T-shirt, Trekking Maps
- Equipment: Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket during Trek (upon request)
- Food, accommodation, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
- Exclusive medical kit bag carried by trekking guide
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses
What's Not Included ?
- Nepal arrival visa
- Your personal expenses for mineral water, soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, hot drinking water, bbar bills showers etc.
- Internet facility, battery chargers, multi plugs etc.
- Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla.
- Medical expenses and trip cancellation.
- Any other extended trips and accommodation.
- Tips of ga guides, porters and driver as a token of appreciation.
- Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in “cost includes” list.
PASSPORT AND VISA:
All the foreign nationals (except Indian nationals) are required to display Visa while entering Nepal. Nepalese Visa can be obtained either at the Nepalese Embassy of the respective country or can be obtained during your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu or from Nepal’s border entry point in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.
Certain nationals are requested to arrange Visa prior to arrival in Nepal. The listed countries are- Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia and cannot secure Nepalese Visa on arrival.
VISA FACILITY DURATION FEES
Multiple Entry 15 Days US$ 75 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 30 Days US$ 90 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 90 Days US$ 150 or equivalent convertible currency
You can also download the VISA form and fill it up. Please go through the link as below: http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa
MONEY & CREDIT CARD INFO
Most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in a problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. Be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. If you want to exchange money, we provide you with the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel.
While traveling to Nepal, you are requested to have travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay, and cancellations.
Traveling in the Himalayas is full of adventurous; hence it is wise to choose a proper insurance policy. While choosing your insurance policy, make sure that it will protect all such unforeseen expenses. You must ensure that the policy you do take provides an adequate level of protection, well familiar with your itinerary and covers you for the activities involved. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday or send us a scanned copy and it must be issued from your homeland.
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Please, kindly note, these given references of the insurance company above is only a recommendation, which based on the recommendation of our previous travelers. You could review their update insurance policy by contacting them directly.
VACCINATION FOR NEPAL
Travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or the health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities). For traveling to Nepal, we recommend you to take vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, etc. However, it is not mandatory but recommended.
ALTITUDE SICKNESS (ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS)
Altitude sickness, also known as AMS (acute mountain sickness), is caused by a lack of oxygen at high altitudes (normally above 3,000m). It occurs as the result of our bodies’ inability to adapt to a sudden increase in altitude. If given time, our bodies will adjust and a gradual ascent will decrease the possibility of altitude sickness.
PREVENTION OF AMS: Go slowly, drink a lot of water, and pay attention to the sensations of your body. If symptoms occur you have climbed too far for the day. Rest at the same altitude will give you time to acclimatize and usually relieve mild symptoms.
MILD SYMPTOMS: Headache, nausea, loss of appetite, and mild shortness of breath with minimal exertion, difficulty sleeping, dizziness or lightheadedness, mild weakness, fatigue, a general unwell feeling.
SERIOUS SYMPTOMS: The inability to recover from shortness of breath with rest, severe persistent headache, low urine output, vomiting, confusion, delirium, loss of coordination. These require immediate descent as acclimatization will not take place at the same altitude.
The key is to trek slowly, carry a light pack and just take it easy. Allow your body the time it needs to acclimatize.
Upon your arrival at TIA International Airport, our company's representatives are stationed to pick you up. They will be holding your name sign along with the company's name in it. Our office representative will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Departure dates and price
The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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A lifetime experience
It was the most unforgettable trekking trip I've ever taken. ABC is really gratifying in every way. This is the second time I've done it. Maybe one day I'll do it again. Every time you take a different route, you'll get a new experience. From Himalaya to ABC, the vista is incredible.- Anna J. ( )