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Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the best trekking in Annapurna region where you will discover  the Mountain views, mixed culture and forestry walk.

One of the most beautiful trekking in Annapurna Region. It is starting from Nayapul then through Poon hill Chhumrong, Annapurna Base Camp & Back Landruk, ended at Phedi. Mt. Annapurna is one of the most magnificent peaks in the world. Poon hill view point is a great destination of this trek. It’s provide us a magnificent panoramic view of snow mountain range. Pastures, cultivated fields, deep forests of oak, bamboo and rhododendron are the another attraction of this trek.

Traditional villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung, Magar and Bramarn people will great welcome you on their village. The trail finally stumbles across moraines then reach to Annapurna Sanctuary. From their you will see undeniably beauty and unimaginable views of Annapurna mountain range.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek will be even more interesting in spring as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers.

Rhododendron flowers.

The National Flower of Nepal is Rhododendron. It belongs to Ericaceae family and sub family of ericoideae. It is a class characterized by bushes  and small to large trees, the smallest species growing to 10–100 cm (3.9–39.4 in) tall, and the largest reported to 30 m (98 ft.) tall. The leaves are spirally arranged; leaf size can range from 1–2 cm (0.39–0.79 in) to over 50 cm (20 in), especially 100 cm (38 in) in R. sinogrande.

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The origin of the word "travel" is most likely lost to history. The term "travel" may originate from the Old French word travail, which means ‘work’. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the first known use of the word travel was in the 14th century.

It also states that the word comes from Middle English travailen, travelen (which means to torment, labor, strive, journey) and earlier from Old French travailler (which means to work strenuously, toil). In English we still occasionally use the words "travail", which means struggle. According to Simon Winchester in his book The Best Travelers’ Tales (2004), the words "travel" and "travail" both share an even more ancient root: a Roman instrument of torture called the tripalium (in Latin it means "three stakes", as in to impale).

 

Day 1
Arrival to TIA airport. Pick up from there then check in to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.

Our team member will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few meters from the exit door. Please check your name at Showcard. He will bring you to hotel in Kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes. After refreshment, we will brief your plan more visibly.

Day 2
Kathmandu to Pokhara(850m)(by tourist Bus)

The Bus journey will take 6 to 7 hours.Pokhara is set in a lovely valley at the foot of the Machapuchare so you get spectacular views of the mountains from all parts of the town. It is quite different then Kathmandu, it has plenty of scenic attractions and is close to the mountains. Here is some interesting short walks or bicycle rides in Pokhara, you can swim and canoe on Lake Phewa or just watch the last rays of the sun stream across the dip in the mountains that hold the lake. Along the lakeside road there is a continuous stretch of small hotels, restaurants and shops; it’s an area which still has a bit of the old hippy scene felt about it.

Day 3
Pokhara to Tikhedhunga(1577m)

(Trekking: approximately 4 hours) After breakfast take a bus ride to Nayapul(trek starting point) for one hour than trek to Birethanti for 30minates where trekking permit and national park permit will be checked. The trail continues along the Bhurungdi Kholapasing through small villages and water fall you will reach a small village called Tikhedhunga. Where you will spend a nights.

Day 4
Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani(2870m)

(Trekking: approximately 4 hours) After crossing the suspension bridge over the Bhurungdi Khola, you will have to start a steep ascent to Ulleri( 2073m)using a continues stone steps. This is the hardest ascent in this course. Via Ulleri trail continues gradually uphill through small village and Rhododendron forest you will be reach in Ghorepani. Somewhere in middle place called Banthanti where can have lunch break too.

Day 5
Ghorepani/ Poon hill to Tadapani(2650m)

(Trekking: approximately 8 hours) Rise early to climb up Poon Hill to watch a magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas, panoramic view of Snow Mountain, best valley view. We return to Ghorepani for breakfast before continuing, climbing steadily through rhododendron forest.We then continue to Tadapani, trekking through open grassland and deep forests. On the way there are excellent views of Annapurna South and the Manaslu range. Our trail today is one of the most glorious imaginable. First we rise early to climb Poon Hill for the most incredible sunrise that you will ever see. The views are the same as the previous afternoon but the sunrise adds a further dimension and many travellers will consider this to be one of the main highlights of the trip. The forest clears every so often, providing absolutely beautiful views of the Dhaulgiri Massif.

Once we have reached the top of the ridge we continue on a stunning ridge walk through the forest with lovely views of Dhaulgiri poking through the trees. We then start to descend and continue downhill through jungly forest, with moss covered trees, thick foliage and lianas hanging down. We follow the river as it leaps and jumps down waterfalls, and continue down for several hours. After a final ascent we then arrive in Tadapani where we stay in a teahouse with stunning views of Annapurna South, Machapuchare and down the valley to the horizon.

Day 6
Tadapani to Chomorong(2110m)

(Trekking: approximately 6 hours) A lovely day of walking as we continue to Chomrong.Another day of exquisite scenery as we make our way to the trekking hub of Chomrong. Our path initially descends for about three hours, through rhododendron forest with superb mountain views glimpsed through the trees and then through open terraced farmland dotted with villages. The descent is quite hard on the knees but the views more than make up for it.Once we reach the bottom of the valley floor, we cross a river over the bridge and start ascending the other side. The path climbs steadily for about two hours with great views down the valley before we arrive in Chomrong. Chomrong is the only place from where you can reach Annapurna Base Camp and has developed into a major trekking center.

Day 7
Chomorong to Dobang(2505m)

(Trekking: approximately 6 hours) After descending 30 minutes willcrossing suspension bridge in ChomorangKhola trail continue ascending till sinuwa. Then rocky path through the forested area until KurdiGhar. After here trail start to decent through stone path and bamboo forest till bamboo. After bamboo ascent gently through forested area and move on the crossing about three streams soon you will arrive to Dobang.

Day 8
Dobang to Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3700m)

(Trekking: approximately 5 hours) Trail continues towards to Himalaya hotel. About one hour walking from here there is a huge rock that called Hinko cave. Between Hinko cave and Deurali it is the area of boulders and low scrub (no trees). It is a sign of avalanche area. After Deurali the trail crosses several streams towards to Machhapuchhare base camp.

Day 9
Machhapuchhare Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)

(Trekking: approximately 2 hours) You will follow the ablation valley, which is a corridor- like hollow developed between the glacier and the mountain flank. Crossing over the low hills and uphill you are in theAnnapurna base camp. It boasts of a dynamic view of mountain.

Day 10
Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo

(Trekking: approximately 6 hours) Retracing our steps, we return along the only route to Bamboo. There is only one route in and out of the Sanctuary, and today we return the way that we came, steadily descending. Bamboo is 1,600m lower than ABC so you should be prepared for a hard day on your knees. The views are beautiful and you see the valley unfold in a new direction. It is also interesting to see the change in scenery from the snowy rocks of the base camps, past steep-sided rocky mountains, then later into rhododendron and bamboo forest, lush with foliage and rivers. Bamboo is a small village with pleasant tea houses.

Day 11
Bamboo to ZhinuDanda(1610m) Natural Hot Spring,

(Trekking: approximately 4:30 hours) We continue back down the valley on a gently undulating path with lovely views before descending steeply to the ChomrongKhola. From here the path ascends steeply to Chomrong before descending again to Jhinu. Descend to Chomrong and continue to Jhinu hot spring where we can enjoy a hot spring bath. About 20 minutes’ walk downhill from Jhinu are some hot springs (about 105°F) where you can relax and soothe your muscles. Better respect to wear a swimming costume in the hot springs.

Day 12
Zhinudanda to Pokhara

(Trekking: approximately 3 hours) A short morning descending trek to pick up our vehicle for the journey to Pokhara. A beautiful final day of walking as we descend gently along a wooded ridge before emerging into farmland around river side. afternoon to explore.

Day 13
Return back to Kathmandu by tourist bus.

The bus journey will take 5 to 6 hours.

Day 14
Farewell,

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Transportation for TIA -Hotel -TIA,
  • Two night stay at the hotel in Kathmandu and Two night stay in Pokhara, including breakfast with twin sharing basic.
  • All government taxes, Annapurna National Park entry fees TIMS (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Experience English speaking guide and support staff to carry your luggage (two guest = one porter (including their daily wages, life insurances, trekking equipment, food and accommodation).
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu tourist Bus,
  • Pokhara-nayapul-Pokhara by private car,
  • Accommodation & Meals (Breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the trekking days,
  • Medical support:emergency first aid kit carried.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Lunch, Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Water, any kind of Drinks and Tips for guide/porters
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies),
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses.
  • Services not mentioned herein
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Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season. It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Price From USD$1,025 USD$850/person
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Total $ 850 USD

Trip Facts

  • 1-12 people
  • Moderate