Annapurna base camp trek (ABC) is an amazing walk through diverse landscape and culture complete with rich mountain vistas, terraced fields, quaint Gurung villages and a wide variety of flora and fauna. Mt. Annapurna (8091m) of Nepal is the 10th highest mountain in the world and the journey to its base camp, which is at 4130m/13549ft height, is one of the most popular walks on earth. Moreover, we reach our destination via Mt. Macchapuchare (Fishtail) which is revered by the Nepalese for its unique beauty. Furthermore, thanks to the well-groomed itinerary of the Annapurna Base Camp trekking package, it is a popular choice among diverse outdoor enthusiasts, from a solo female traveler to hikers traveling in groups to Nepal.
Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek has a short, 11-day itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the base camp. The particular route is designed for globetrotters who wish to hike to the base camp of the spectacular mountain but are restricted time-wise. For travelers who wish to reach the Annapurna base camp in a more relaxed manner can try a different route like the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek – 14 Days which would be a more appropriate choice.
Day 1: Welcome to NepalWelcome to the land of pure mystic and spirituality. Our representative will greet and warmly receive you and support you with the transportation to transfer you to your respective hotels.
Day 2: Sightseeing for a full day in Kathmandu Valley.World heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhu Nath, Boudha Nath, Pasupati Nath, etc. Preparation for the trekking.
Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m)Today after breakfast, we start our drive to go Pokhara. It takes six hours drive. Better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the sceneries through the route. Upon arrival in Pokhara. Evening we will have the pleasure of Mt Machhapuchhare and its shadow in Phewa lake.
Day 4: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1495m).Today after breakfast, we start our drive to go Pokhara. It takes six hours drive. Better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the sceneries through the route. Upon arrival in Pokhara. Evening we will have the pleasure of Mt Machhapuchhare and its shadow in Phewa lake.
Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani (2850m).After morning breakfast trek start to Ghorepani. It takes six hours walk. Today, starting walk quiet three hours is serious up hill through village and terrace. After one and half-hour walk you will get chance to view Annapurna South (7219m) and Himchuli (6444m). That view does not move away from your eyes for another one and half-hour. The place named Banthanti is our lunch stop for that day just before the forest walk. After lunch walk throuth Rhododendron, Bamboo, Pine forest makes your walk more interesting even you chance to see white Monkeys and birds around. The walk that feel little bit difficult but that is great experience and good for next day because next morning the Poon Hill (3200m) is great view point for 12 peaks including Dhaulagiri (8167m), very close view of Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6993m) and other more peaks. Specially the spring season is very great time to visit because the forest with colorful Rhododendron flowers makes you proud feeling.
Day 06: Visit to Poon Hill (3200m) and trek to Tadapani (2500m.Today wake up early in the morning, after having Tea continue one hours walk up to Poon Hill at Sunrise time observe the fantastic view, take photos, have great experience and back to Ghorepani. In Ghorepani we have a warms breakfast and continue walk towards Tadapani. The trail leads up hill for one hours through jungle that walk provides you great view of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Himchuli and Fishtail. After Reaching Gurung Hill (3290m) the trail goes down to Deurali (3100m) and Banthanti the lunch spot of tha day, most of the walk day is through Jungle. After having lunch at Bhanthanti another one hour to go up hill to Tadapani. It is also another wonderful view point. The town of Tadapani is small newly build business center with 10-12 lodges.
Day 07: Trek Tadapani to Chhomrong (2020m).Tadapani to Chhomrong trek distance is 7.6 kilometers / 4.7 miles is a remarkable part of this journey. It takes 5 to 6 hours to reach the elevation of Chomrong from Tadapani exploring Chuile, Kimrong Khola, Ghurjung, Taulung villages.
Day 08: Trek Chhomrong to Dovan (2600m).Chhomrong to Dovan trek distance is 8.6 kilometers / 5.3 miles. From Chhomrong you have to trek for 5 to 7 hours to reach Dovan which is at a height of 2600 m above sea level. Steep decent till Chhomrong khola and steep ascent towards upper Sinuwa is the most difficult part of ABC trek.
Day 09 Trek to Deurali (3200m).Trek to Deurali from Dovan following a soggy woods of emerald and fatigued Bamboo. We will come to the path where rhododendron blossoms will include an alternate flavor in the trek. Go through a night a Deurali.
Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4230m) via Macchapuchare Base Camp (MBC) (4000m).Ascend past the forest and finally through one of the most beautiful gorges that welcomes you to the dreamland of Himalayas. Walking alongside the roaring river, you will advance towards Macchapuchare Base Camp. Then a steady walk from MBC to Annapurna Base Camp, enjoying the paradise views of the surrounding hills and mountains. You will be amazed by the spectacular views of snow-capped Himalayas-Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Hiuchuli, Mt. Machhapuchre, Lamjung Himal, etc. Viewing the tenth most elevated mountain of the world directly before us is, in reality, stupendous. Tonight, stay in a lodge at Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 11: Trek back to Bamboo (2310m).Start early towards Bamboo through MBC, Dovan, to ascend to Bamboo hill. You will enjoy the fresh walk through bamboo forests.
Day 12: Trek Back to Jhinu Danda Hot Spring (1780m).Start early descend from Bamboo and cross the Chomrong Village. You will see the village lifestyle and a Sheep Farm on the way to Jhigu Danda. A small hike downhill from Jhigu will reach to Hot Spring. Enjoy the natural Hot spring here. Tonight, spend some time at a guesthouse.
Day 13: Trek back to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.Start an early stroll from Jhigu Danda towards Nayapul. You walk past the Modi Khola and sparkling rice fields. In about 2-3 hours, you will reach Nayapul. Then, after a 3 hours' drive from Nayapul, you will reach Pokhara. Tonight, spend some time at a hotel in Pokhara.
Day 14: Drive to KathmanduTake an early tourist bus to Kathmandu. Evening walks around the core city of Kathmandu and souvenir shopping.
Day 15: Departure (Farewell)Today is the end of your Trek to Annapurna Base Camp. You will be dropped at the International airport 3 hours before your flight time by our representative. We hope you had a great time with us. Thank you, and have a safe journey.
Note: This itinerary is meant only as a guideline and is subject to change to suit the local conditions. Walking hours are based on an average walking pace and may change as per individual pace.
Free airport transfer on arrival and departures by private vehicles.
4 Nights hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
2 night hotel in Pokhara with bed and breakfast basis.
Meals on a full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
Trekking lodges (Tea House) throughout the trek.
Adventure High Mountain experienced, government-licensed, English-speaking trekking guide.
Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).
All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.
All necessary papers including Annapurna conservation permit and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
All government, Local taxes, and official Expenses.
Pokhara - Nayapul - Pokhara private transportation.
Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu by bus/flight.
Kathmandu Sightseeing by Private Car/Van/Bus.
Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance.
Nepal entry visa and airport fees.
Personal equipment and clothing.
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, room service, extra hotel nights, extra meals, shopping, hot shower, hot and cold drinks, alcohols, snacks, water, Wi-Fi, battery re-charge, heater charge, etc.)
Alcoholic and bottled beverages.
Travel insurance with trip cancellation, medical and evacuation policy.
All expenses associated with non-scheduled departure.
Guide Gratuity - Tipping is always a personal choice, but is greatly appreciated by your guides.
The following booking terms and conditions represent the contract between the customer and Adventure High Mountain. Adventure High Mountain is a government registered tour and trek company based in Kathmandu, Nepal, established with an aim to provide quality travel services.
At the time of booking, you are expected to read all the terms and conditions carefully. The booking confirmation will be given, thinking that you have read all the terms and conditions entitled by the core values of this company. After the booking process, you are completely obliged by the conditions mentioned below.
These booking conditions are only applied to the bookings you have made with this company.
The following terms and conditions apply, however the circumstances and regulations, contractual obligations to suppliers and affairs related to locations, and product type may slightly vary depending upon the situation.
$700 deposit at time of registration, which includes a $300 non-refundable registration fee.
Balance due 60 days prior to departure.
Payment must be paid in full prior to the beginning of the trek.
Bank Name : MEGA BANK NEPAL LIMITED.
Beneficiary Name : ADVENTURE HIGH MOUNTAIN (P)LTD.
Account Number : 0570010151011
Swift Code: MBNLNPKA
Bank Address: Thamel, Saraswati Sadan - 29 Kathmandu Nepal.
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel cancellation insurance to protect you from the unexpected. You aren’t likely to think of it now, but people do get ill, break a bone, have a family emergency or get assigned to a last minute business trip. If you are in remote areas, please note that emergency rescue & evacuation can be very expensive.
We also strongly urge you to consider rescue and evacuation insurance if your own policy does not provide the coverage needed. Services available may include, but are not limited to, helicopter evacuation, medical care, etc.
If you choose not to purchase insurance, you assume full responsibility.