Annapurna Base Camp Trek 15 Days

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Duration 15 Days
Fitness Level moderate
Max Elevation 4380 m/14366 ft.
Meals Full Board Mea
Accomodation Basic Mountain Lodges and Tea Houses
Best month March - May and September - December
Price USD 945

Trip Introduction

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.

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

 

Day to Day Itinerary

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.
Meal: Breakfast

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.
Meal: Breakfast

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.
Meal: BLD

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.
Meals: BLD

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.
Meal: BLD

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.
Meal: BLD

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.
Meal: BLD

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.
Meal: BLD

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.
Meal: BLD

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.
Meal: BLD

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.
Meal: BLD

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.
Meal: BL

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.
Meal: B

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
Meal: Breakfast

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.

Trip Includes

  • 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
     

Trip Excludes

  • 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.
     

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