Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Duration: 14 days |
Altitude: 4,130m.

"Our 14 days adventure trip to the Annapurna Sanctuary starts from Pokhara, a scenic spot. The trek combines spectacular mountain scenery with incredible and cultural diversity and traverses through rural farms and villages".

 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek passes through a more diverse range of climate, vegetation and cultures than most small countries can boast in their entire. From lush vegetation of rain and temperate forests to the terraced rice fields. The land and its people change daily or even hourly, giving the trekkers a tantalising introduction to Nepal's cultural and natural beauty. The Annapurna trail is not overly difficult; you will be passing through plenty of villages along the way.


Annapurna Base Camp Trekking begins in Pokhara and the first portion passes through lush green hill country typical of the heartland of Nepal. Tiny thatched roofed villages, set among the terraced fields, make an attractive picture with the backdrop of the magnificent snowy range of Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri including the most majestic peaks of all the Himalayan range the Machapuchere (Fish Tail) Annapurna area was first explored by the British Adventure Col. James O.M. 'Jimmy' Roberts in the year 1956 and exposed to the world as the 'Sanctuary of Gods'. The Sanctuary has been Christened as "Annapurna Sanctuary" ever since.

 

Nepal Tours is a small group adventure travel which has pioneered responsible tourism practises in Nepal. Our friendly guides and trip leaders are experts at leading interesting groups of men and women throughout Nepal.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 14 days
  • Max Altitude: 4,130m
  • Group Size: 2 to 12
  • Tour Grade: Moderate
  • Season: March - May, Sept - Dec
  • Tour Type: Fly Out / Fly in Trekking and Kathmandu Private Vehicle
  • Highlight: From the lush green vegetation of low sub-tropic to the artic terrain, a complete views of the snow capped peaks, traditional villages and warm locals and trekking right into the heart of the massif Annapurna range.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Itinerary

  • Itinerary
  • Include / Exclude
  • Date & Price
  • Equipment
  • Tour Photo

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. O/N Hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft) and free time for Pokhara. O/N Hotel.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul 1100m, and Trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft).
Day 05: Trek Ghandruk to Chomrong 1,951m approx 5-6 hours.
Day 06: Trek Chhomrong to Dovan (2580m/8460ft) 6 hrs trek
Day 07: Trek Doban to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft) 4 hrs trek.
Day 08: Deurali to Machapuchere Base Camp (3700m/12135ft) 3-4 hrs trek.
Day 09: Trek MBC to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130m 3-4 hrs trek.
Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft): 6 hrs trek.
Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu Dada ( Hot Spring) (1760m/5770 ft): 6 hrs trek.
Day 12: Jhinu Dada to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft) 6 hrs trek, 1 hour drive.
Day 13: Free morning in Pokhara and Afternoon fly back to Kathmandu (1310m/4294ft).
Day 14: Final Departure from Kathmandu.

 

NOTE: On Annapurna base camp adventure trips of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Trip Cost Includes:

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Hotel in Kathmandu (As per Guest need) with breakfast
  • Hotel in Pokhara (As per Guest need) with breakfast
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu flight and airport departure taxes
  • Pokhara to Phedi and Nayapul to Pokhara by private transportation.
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek
  • A full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour including tour guide and entrance fees.
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide.
  • Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • All necessary paper work and permits (Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS )
  • All government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner

Cost Does Not Include:

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • T ravel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
Hotels Rating Twin Triple 4 + 7 + 10 +

Kathmandu – Hotel Thamel

Pokhara – Hotel Kantipur

STANDARD $ 1060 $ 1005 $ 960 $ 825 $ 710

Kathmandu – Hotel Manaslu

Pokhara – Kailash Resort

DELUXE $ 1150 $ 1105 $ 1065 $ 975 $ 890

Kathmandu – Hotel Shangri La

Pokhara – Shangri La Village

SUPER DELUXE $ 1250 $ 1202 $ 1140 $ 1060 $ 1001
Recommended Trekking Kit
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognise that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

 

Footwear
Walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof
Trainer or casual shoes, for trekking and/or for travelling
Warm socks for colder areas
Gaiters, in case of rain or snow

 

Legwear
Loose, casual trousers for trekking
Thermal leggings for colder areas
Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers
Waterproof trousers

 

Body
Selection of T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
Thermal shirt for colder areas
Warm shirt, possibly fleece, for colder areas
Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for higher altitudes
Down jacket (optional for cold nights & mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)

 

Head/Hands
Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
Sunglasses or goggles
Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
Warm gloves

 

Other items
Strong rucksack, or large holdall to be carried by porters
Day sack to be carried personally
Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag
One litre water bottle
Personal first aid kit to include essential items
Sleeping bag, 4 season
Torch, ideally head torch
Camera and film ! - for those not to be forgotten shots of the Himalaya
Toilet items and towel
Large handerchief/bandana for neck

 

Optional Items
Binoculars
Books (see Recommended Reading)
Altimeter
Compass
Playing cards / backgammon / chess set

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