Annapurna Base Camp Trek 15 Days
Annapurna base camp trek is a perfect trip for physically fit hikers who want a less challenging, but beautiful trekking which offers a route that takes you to the foot of some of the tallest mountains in the world. This trek in the dazzling Annapurna mountain range takes you through rhododendron forests, traditional Nepali villages, ever-higher peaks, and Himalayan sanctuary surrounded by beautiful white peaks, some higher than 8,000 meters.
This 15-days Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts in Nayapul and climbs to Ghorepani. The most famous trekking in Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers incredible views of the Annapurna (8,091m), Fishtail (6,993m), and Dhaulagiri (8,167m) along with astonishing landscapes and an old conventional Gurung culture and their lifestyles. The route ascends through a river valley that slowly narrows prior to opening up on both sides of mountains. While different treks circle around the mountains or take you to all surrounding viewpoints, this journey is more about getting to the base of these mighty Himalayan peaks. Some of the major places on this trek are Ghorepani, Poonhill, Jhino Danda, Machhapuchhre Base Camp, and Annapurna Base Camp. Annapurna massif and other different peaks including Himchuli, Manasalu, Ganesh Himal, and different peaks are also very scenic. Furthermore, the Annapurna Conservation Area is a fascinating Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 15 Days Outline Itinerary
|Day 01:||Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.|
|Day 02:||Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation. Meal: Breakfast|
|Day 03:||Drive to Pokhara and transfer to Hotel | Drive: 5/6 hrs. Meal: Breakfast|
|Day 04:||Drive to Nayapul - 1 hr| Trek to Tirkedhunga - Altitude: 1,577m/5205 ft | Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 05:||Ghorepani - Altitude: 2,800m/9,186ft | Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meals: BLD|
|Day 06:||Early Morning Excursion to Poon Hill - (Altitude: 3210 m/10531 ft.) for sunrise view | Trek to Tadapani - Altitude: 2,600m/8528 ft. | Trek: 7-8 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 07:||Chhomrong - Altitude: 2170 m/7095 ft. Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 08:||Himalaya - Altitude: 2,600m/8580 ft. Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 09:||Machhapuchhre Base Camp - Altitude: 3,700m/12210 ft. Trek: 3/4 hrs.Meal: BLD|
|Day 10:||Annapurna Base Camp and back to Deurali - Altitude: 4,130m/13,545ft. 3,231m /12210 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs.Meal: BLD|
|Day 11:||Bamboo - Altitude: 2,300m/7,544 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 12:||Jhinu Danda - Altitude: 1,780m/5,859 ft. Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 13:||Nayapul and drive to Pokhara - Altitude: 823m/2,700ft Trek: 6-7 hrs. Drive: 2 hrs. Meal: BL|
|Day 14:||Drive to Kathmandu - Drive: 5-6 hrs. Meal: B|
|Day 15:||Departure transfer - Meal: Breakfast|
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 15 Days Detail Itinerary Expand All
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: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation.
The second day after attending breakfast, we scheme for sightseeing towards major attractions throughout Kathmandu valley. Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) will be our targets of the day which are on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site. After enjoying and exploring these wonderful spots, we return back for preparing and finalizing our needs required during the trek. This night, we stay at the same hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara and transfer to Hotel | Drive: 5/6 hrs.
The third 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 04: Drive to Nayapul - 1 hr| Trek to Tirkedhunga - Altitude: 1,577m/5205 ft | Trek: 3/4 hrs.
The fourth day after early morning breakfast, we drive towards Nayapul and finally, after steeping Nayapul we begin our quick bag packing and arrangements to start out trek ahead. Developed trek from there, takes towards Birethanti for considering some formalities at the office of ACAP and continues to walk forward passing bamboo forests, waterfalls, farms and unique settlements takes to Tikhedhunga for stay overnight.
Day 05: Ghorepani - Altitude: 2,800m/9,186ft | Trek: 5-6 hrs.
The fifth-day leaving Tikhedhunga behind, early morning developed trail takes us to Ulleri (Large Magar Village) by crossing a stream. From there, upward ascends with a magnificent view of Annapurna south and many more bypassing numerous villages, Rhododendron and oak forests take to Ghorepani, situated at top of the hill. This night will be spent at a lodge in Ghorepani.
Day 06: Early Morning Excursion to Poon Hill - (Altitude: 3210 m/10531 ft.) for sunrise view | Trek to Tadapani - Altitude: 2,600m/8528 ft. | Trek: 7-8 hrs.
The sixth day triggering Ghorepani, we walk early morning to reach Poon hill vantage point before sunrise and while striking morning sunrise throughout Annapurna Himalayan Range with many other neighboring Himalayas makes your moment breathtaking. After enjoying some moment, we get back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue hike towards the east to reach Tadapani. Tonight’s accommodation and dinner will be arranged at a lodge in Tadapani.
Day 07: Chhomrong - Altitude: 2170 m/7095 ft. Trek: 5-6 hrs.
Seventh-day developed walk through steep descent crossing rhododendron forest leads towards suspension bridge bypassing numerous terraced fields and waterfalls. Therefore, crossing the suspension bridge and walking miles up and downhill takes to Chhomrong (on the lap of Annapurna massif) from where we descend following the stone steps trail to reach Sinuwa. The night will be spent at a lodge in Sinuwa.
Day 08: Himalaya - Altitude: 2,600m/8580 ft. Trek: 5-6 hrs.
Eight-day starting walk is a bit easy from Sinuwa till bamboo, passing different settlements and steep stone staircase along crossing a suspension bridge and numerous of pleasing oak and rhododendron forests offer Dhobhan. A continuous steady and steep climb through the valley towards Himalaya and Hinku Cave takes to Deurali and this night will be spent at a lodge in Deurali.
Day 09: Machhapuchhre Base Camp - Altitude: 3,700m/12210 ft. Trek: 3/4 hrs.
Ninth day by leaving Deurali, morning climb through upward trail takes us to Bagar and strenuous hike leads towards the base camp of Machhapuchhare (3,700 m). After observing stunning views of Mount Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Mountain) with numerous towering peaks around, we follow a wide trail that leads us to the Annapurna Sanctuary. Finally, after steeping our aimed destination (Annapurna Base Camp) greets us 360° vista from high elevation and this night will be spent at Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp and back to Deurali - Altitude: 4,130m/13,545ft. 3,231m /12210 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs.
The tenth day after inspecting the mighty Annapurna Sanctuary, we catch back our earlier developed trek and cross numerous waterfalls, caves, temples, and forests holding bamboo, rhododendron and oak trees along passing numerous of attractive settlements including Deurali and Dobhan, to reach Bamboo. Dinner and accommodation will be managed at a lodge in Bamboo.
Day 11: Bamboo - Altitude: 2,300m/7,544 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs.
The eleventh day quitting Bamboo, we hike up to Khuldighar where ACAP office and visit center is located along moving forward by passing Sinuwa, we hike down to bridge across Chhomrong River to enter beautiful Gurung settlement. From there, steep descent slides us to Jhinu Danda for relaxing your tired muscles by taking a dip in hot spring. After a short time there, we move towards lodge to spend overnight in Jhinu Danda.
Day 12: Jhinu Danda - Altitude: 1,780m/5,859 ft. Trek: 5-6 hrs.
Twelfth-day leaving Jhinu behind, we step forward early morning passing through whitewashed stone houses and temples along crossing stone staircase to reach the bottom of a hill (Bhaisekharka). After that, vertical climb through the forest by enjoying a stunning view of Annapurna South takes to Pitam Deurali and following a stone-paved trail, we walk down to Pothana for staying overnight.
Day 13: Nayapul and drive to Pokhara - Altitude: 823m/2,700ft Trek: 6-7 hrs. Drive: 2 hrs.
The thirteenth day, early started the easy walk from Pothana takes us to Dhampus village. Therefore, passing a small lake trail drops down to Phedi to catch tourist standard buses to reach Pokhara. Finally, after stepping Pokhara, evening hours can be spent by enjoying with crewmember or exploring Pokhara. The night will be spent at tourist standard lodge in Pokhara.
Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu - Drive: 5-6 hrs.
The fourteenth day after sweet early morning breakfast, we move forward to catch a tourist standard bus towards Kathmandu leaving Pokhara. After reaching Kathmandu, you will be picked up by our private vehicle and shifted towards fine tourist standard hotel throughout. Evening hours will be separated for discussing memorable moments of trekking and night will be spent at the lodge.
Day 15: Departure transfer
On the last day focusing your time, you can go shopping to collect some gifts for your friends or family members. We help you with your necessary arrangements and pack ups along with our private vehicle transfers you to the airport focusing your departure time. Our representatives will be there to wish for your safe flight and successful steps ahead.
- 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 15 Days Departure dates and price
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 fantastic guide and a once-in-a-lifetime adventure
With Yuvi as our guide, we had the most incredible tour. Everything was taken care of by the firm, from hotel pickup to excursions like a sight-seeing flight to Everest. We were in wonderful hands the entire time and felt protected.- Coco X. ( )
Great Trek with Amazing Landscape
We had a group of 5, and AAT helped us manage everything from accommodation to duffle bags as we had no past trekking experience. The guide was very helpful and entertaining.- Sushil K. ( )
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The trekking is fantastic! It went just as planned, the organization was flawless, and Puru was extremely helpful and accommodating. He responds quickly and clearly, and he knows what he's talking about. We strongly advise you to travel with his firm!- Sunny T. ( )
On the Annapurna Circuit, you'll have a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!
I had a fantastic time with Alpha Adventure! Despite the challenging weather that comes with hiking in the off-season, my guide made sure that I was able to fulfill my dream of reaching the Thorong la pass! As a solo female tourist, I felt quite safe with his extensive trekking knowledge and accommodating nature. Without the AAT crew, I would not have had the once-in-a-lifetime trekking experience. I wholeheartedly endorse it!- Jean R. ( )
Amazing Experience, Highly Recommended !!
This is the most unforgettable trip we've ever taken. We didn't think 11 days would be enough to see the Annapurnas, but the way this trip was organized and carried out was incredible. Because the tour was so well-organized, we thoroughly loved every minute of the trip and didn't feel like we were missing out on anything because of the time constraints. We didn't have to worry about our pace because it was a private guided trip. We saw the beautiful Annapurna foothills, visited towns, and met some new acquaintances along the route. I'll be eternally grateful to AAT for this quick yet well-organized trip.- Kristen A. ( )
Amazing Trek experience !!
I completed the Annapurna Circuit and had a fantastic time. The circuit is a little touristy, but the scenery is breathtaking, and it is much less crowded in the off-season; the weather is still pleasant in May. I always had a nice vibe traveling with Alpha Adventure Treks because everyone I met was so friendly and welcoming.- Jose S. ( )
Fabulous Trek !!
Trekking to Khopra Ridge was an incredible adventure! We liked how it was a little off the beaten road. It was not at all crowded. We had the impression that we had the mountains to ourselves.- Hazel L. ( )
My First Trek Experience !!!
A trip to remember! My first trek was so much fun and exciting thanks to all of your aid from "Alpha Adventure Treks" and their excellent management! A kind and professional guide who knows practically everything there is to know about the area. I hope to see you guys again soon! incredibly pleased with the staff.- Randy W. ( )
Visit to ghalegaun village homestay
We had a fantastic time at Ghalegaun Village Homestay. The locals in the village were quite nice and created a lovely and welcoming atmosphere, as well as excellent food. Our overnight stay at the homestay was equally fantastic and unforgettable.- Maggie Shah ( )
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. ( )
Almost too much to comprehend
We had a good view of this spectacular mountain from afar, which added to its majesty. Our Nepalese guide spoke about it with reverence, and we were enslaved by it as well. Climbing this behemoth is both awe-inspiring and terrifying, and neglecting to be humble can lead to death.- Elijah A. ( )