Trekking in Nepal | Adventure Altitude Treks & Expedition

Duration

14 days

Activities

  • Trekking in Nepal

Accomodation

  • 3*** Star hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Tea House during the trek

Meals

  • Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • All Meals during the trek

special offer

from $850
$820 USD

Annapurna Base Camp Trek highlights

  • Annapurna Glacier
  • Annapurna Base Camp
  • Poon Hill
  • Ghandruk and Dhampus
  • Local Gurung culture and their custom
  • Sunrise view
  • View of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Lamjung Himal

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Overview

Annapurna Base Camp trekking rewards you with a unique and most diverse range of climate, vegetation with colorful local culture within a short time frame, which is why this trek is preferred by most of the trekkers. Annapurna Base Camp trekking starts from the low warm sub-tropical valley of beautiful Pokhara, a touristic spot blessed with the natural scenery of mountains and lakes, leading into high green hills covered within lovely cool alpine forest laden with tall rhododendron, magnolia,oaks, pines and fir trees. The way to the base camp of Annapurna is a part of the Great Himalaya Trails.

Most Popular places from every aspect like Ghandruk, Poon Hill, Dhampus, Chhomrong, Annapurna Base Camp can be visited on a single route to ABC. We can have a spectacular view of sunrise from the top-hills of many places that come on our way to the base camp of massive Annapurna. We can have a close view of seasonal Agricultural farmland and villages. 

Alternative Solar power for electricity can be found in Ghandruk and Chhomrong. Nowadays public transportation to Ghandruk has also started which takes about 10 hours from Kathmandu.

Hot spring at Jhinu Danda is quite famous for its hot water bath, popularly known as Tatopani among Nepali People. We will be following the Modi river for our journey to Annapurna Base Camp. We can analyse the view of massive mountains such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, etc. 

This is the place that is rich in its bio-diversity, culture, food, and lifestyle. Around 20,000 people are staying in this area. Tradition culture along with their cultural dress can be seen on our route. Lots of flora and fauna especially, Yarsagumba can be found in this trekking route. Himalayan herbs, which can cure lots of diseases are found growing in the wild in the Annapurna Conservation area. It is one of the oldest conservation areas of Nepal established by late King Mahendra in 1986.

In spring and summer times the area will be spectacular when wildflowers are in full bloom with a riot of colours covering the hills of Annapurna Himalaya all the way to its base camp in the heart of Sanctuary. The walk is not overly difficult with some uphill and downhill to encounter as you explore traditional Gurung villages along the way within the typical heartland of Nepal.

Once you enter Annapurna Base Camp, you will find the Annapurna Sanctuary surrounded within an amphitheatre of snow peaks from Annapurna (26,545ft/8,091 m), Annapurna south (23,693ft/7,219 m), Gangapurna (24,457ft/7,455 m) and Annapurna III (24,787ft/7,555 m) with magnificent Machapuchare Himal (Fish-tail). 

Equipment and packaging lists for Annapurna Base Camp

  • Clothing: Trekking boots, Short-sleeved Trekking shirts, Trekking pants and jackets, Thermals underwear, Long-sleeved Trekking shirts, Insulating down jackets, Woollen cap, Trekking Gloves, Raincoats, crampons 
  • First Aid: Diamox (Acetazolamide tablets for preventing High Altitude Sickness), Sanitary pads / Tampons, Anti-nausea Medicines, Band-aids, Mosquito and insect repellents
  • Toiletries: Soap, Toilet Paper, Shampoo, Sunscreen, Hand sanitizer
  • Accessories: Sunglasses, Sleeping bag, Camera Batteries, Water Bottle, Solar Charger, Hot water Thermos
  • Important Documents: Passport, Travel Permits

The Best time to trek Annapurna Base Camp: Basically this trek can be done at any season, but we recommend our clients to this trek during autumn season(mid-September to mid-November). Apart from autumn, this trek can be done during spring but prepare yourself for a little warm temperature. The best thing about doing this trek in spring is weather is stable with deep blue skies and greenery all around.

Difficulty Level: This trail is considered moderate. Like all the treks in HImalayas, this trek also requires you to walk up and down mostly. 

Guides and Porters: The team of Adventure Altitude Treks and Expedition co. is one of the most experienced, reliable, hospitable and respected in Nepal. The agency and team members are all affiliated to Trekking Agency's association of Nepal (TAAN)Nepal Mountaineering Association(NMA)Nepal Tourism BoardMinistry of Culture, Tourism and Civil  Aviation of NepalSustainable Tourism Network and Himalayan Rescue Association. We will provide a professional and an experienced English-speaking guide with sound knowledge of place and trek. With an experience of more than 10 years in this field, we can guarantee your satisfaction.

If you need a porter, we will provide you 1 porter/2 guests. The porter will be carrying 25 kg maximum(12 -13 kg per person). You will need to carry your day pack yourselves to keep your personal belongings like wallet, mobile and accessories, cameras and accessories, water bottle, dry snacks, torch/headlights and other personal belongings. For us, the safety of our clients and members comes first. And it is our collective responsibility to ensure safety and security to porters, guides and guests. You can help to bring safety to our team members by taking only those things which are absolutely necessary. We will always be thankful for your acknowledgement.

Feedbacks: Since we are growing and relatively new as a company, we always put customer feedback as our inspiration towards making this company a great travel partner. We are where we are now because of the client's feedback. We have always appreciated negative feedbacks and use them to build our company. At the end of the trek, while you are with the crew during farewell dinner, we would appreciate if you give us your valuable feedback, an account of good and bad experiences, recommendations, and also your honest rating to our trip advisor page. 

 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport received by our company staff and then transfer to your hotel.evening 5 pm our manager will brief on Hotel, Kathmandu, about trekking programs and other related information then go for well -come dinner. 

On our second day, we will start preparing for your trek. One of Our representative will remind you to get all the permits necessary for this trek. You will be reminded to check your trek  insurance policy and provide us a copy of it. You will  meet your Team leader and other support professionals who will check your trekking gears to make sure they meet the requirements. After a brief introduction with the crew, one of our tour operator will take you to a city tour. You will be visiting 4 heritage sites, that hold historical, religious and cultural significances.

1. Boudhhanath: 

Boudhanath StupaBoudhanath, also called as Jharung Khasor, is situated 8 km to the east from the city center . It is one of the seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Kathmandu. It can be viewed from the premises of TIA as you are about to land from your flight. The great Boudhanatha Stupa was built in 5th century which makes it one of the ancient and magnificent Stupa in the world. It is also the largest Stupa in the world. Considered the most holy pilgrimage for Buddhists all around the world, it is believed that the power and blessings of The Great Stupa  are far beyond the understandings of human beings. It is widely believed that whoever prays and worship with a pure heart at Boudhanath creates good karma therefore the way to hell and dark realms are closed to them, fulfilling their wishes.

An early morning or late evening visit to The Great Stupa gives you a vibe of Tibetian culture . The smoke from butter candlelights and incandescents fill the aura with pleasing smell, offering peace to your mind and soul. You can stroll around the area for buying souvenirs, metal handicrafts, Thangkas etc. or just catch a good breakfast or dinner with an aerial view of Boudhanath from the rooftop cafés and restaurants. 

2. Patan Durbar Square:

Patan , also called Lalitpur, is considered to be the oldest city among the three cities of Kathmandu valley. It is a home to the city's, better to say Nepal's finest craftsmen who have been able to preserve the ancient Newari culture and ancient technique of metal handicrafts. The city inherits one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Patan Durbar Square. Patan Durbar Square is an old palace of the Malla kings who ruled the city during Malla regime. The artistic handicrafts and metal crafts seen everywhere makes this place a living historical museum. Another place to see inside the Durbar square area is the Patan Museum. The museum lies inside the palace and has a collection of fine historical metal craft, wood carvings and historical Malla throne of the Malla regime. The Krishna Temple in the west premises of Durbar Square is another fine example of this artistic heritage. The temple was built by King Siddhi Narsingh Malla in 1637. Another must see place is the Mahabouddha , a magnificent terracotta temple built with Sikhara style containing 1000 images of Buddha. Filled with historical crafts and monuments that can be traced back to the 16th century, the Square is a home to 136 bushels (courtyards) and 55 temples. It is one of the major sacred sites for both Buddhists and Hindus. Beyond the temples, lie a lot of restaurants and cafés with rooftops, who serve different continental foods along with Newari traditional food. 

3. Pashupatinath :

Considered to be one of the four most important religious heritage for Hindus around the world, specially for the devotees of Lord Shiva, it is another UNESCO World Heritage Site worth a visit when you are at Kathmandu. Located 3 km north-west from the city, Pashupatinath is a home to 492 temples, 15 Shivalayas (shrines of Lord Shiva) and 12 Jyotirlinga (phallic shrines) which carry significant religious values. It is considered that the place has been existed there long before the millennia after the appearance of Shiva Linga. But the temple was built in 5th century by King Prachanda Dev of Lichhavi Dynasty and later renovated by the Malla kings of the Malla Dynasty. The temple is a common sacred site to Hindus and Buddhists. The main temple is fortified within the walls guarded by Nepal Police and Nepal Army and is denied entry to non-Hindus. Another new experience for the non-Hindu visitors is to watch the cremation ceremony. Though it is not recommended to faint-hearted people. 

4. Swoyambhu Mahachaitya :

Situated on a hilltop from a distance of 3 km from the main city, Swoyambhu Mahachaitya (Swoyambhunath) is one of the holiest Buddhist site in Nepal. The stupa has  been a paradigm of faith and harmony for centuries with Hindu temples and deities carved within  this  holy Buddhist site. It is believed that the glory and prosperity of Kathmandu valley was started from this point of time. Apart from being a sacred place, the hilltop also act as an overlook from where one can enjoy the panoramic view of the extensive valley.  Swoyambhu "self-existent one" was built by King Manadeva of Lichhavi Dynasty in 460 A.D. By the 13th century, it had become an important centre of Buddhism. Since then a lot of Hindus and Buddhists of whole world visit this place every year for prayers. The largest image of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Nepal rests on a high pedestal on the western side of Swoyambhunath. A temple dedicated to Saraswati (often called ManjuShree by Buddhists), goddess of learning is built behind the hilltop. The stupa premises is filled with Buddhist shrines, and statues of Hindu deities. The prayer wheels, the vibrant prayer flags, chanting of Buddhist Monks, the monkeys chattering, gives this place a combination of natural and religious vibe. One can feel the inner pace and tranquillity after visiting this Sacred place.

After visiting all those places, we will head back to the office. We will hold a final pre-trek brief. After that either you want to explore the city on yourself or you want to go straight back to your accommodation, depends on your choice.

As per flight schedule for Pokhara, our staff transfers you to Kathmandu domestic airport for a short scenic half hour flight to land at Pokhara airport. On arrival at Pokhara, our trekking staff receives you for a short drive away from beautiful Pokhara city, to begin our first-day walk, as the drive leads through farm villages and towns overlooking views of Annapurna and Machapuchare Himal. The drive brings you to Nayapul continuing our drive will eventually  lead past Bhirethati, an attractive village located on the bank of Modi River with warm sub-tropical  temperatures. On reaching  Hille, we start our first day of walk. The trail is gradually ascending on stone-paved steps all the way to our overnight stop at Gurung village at Ulleri. A large typical Nepalese hill village adorned with the traditional architecture of mud plastered-stone works and thatch-roofed houses with views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli peaks. 

  • Scenic drive via Nayapul, Birethanti to Hile
  • Hile , a beautiful traditional village with mixed races
  • Trek to Gurung village at Ulleri 
  • Traditional mud plastered houses with thatched roof .
  • Amazing view of Annapurna South and himchuli Peak

A Walk from Ulleri leads to a slow gradual up into lovely rain and alpine forest with streams to cross.Then our route heads within beautiful rhododendron woodland to reach at Ghorepani for an overnight stop.Ghorepani offers great views of the Dhaulagiri range of mountains and as well as Annapurna South and Vara Shikhar Himal located at the base of Poon Hill and on Old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade / Caravan Route of Nepal and Tibet which leads beyond Upper Mustang and Kaligandaki River valley.

  • Easy day for trwek as we ascend gradually towards Ghorepani 
  • Majestic view of Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri range , Annapurna Fang 
  • Beautiful kaligandaki river valley

Early morning hike to Poon hill at the height of3, 210m before breakfast, for stunning sunrise views over Eight Thousand meters high Himalayan peaks with Dhaulagiri-Annapurna and Manaslu range of mountains with majestic Machapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ the unclimbed virgin peaks of Himalaya. Enjoy magnificent panorama of Himalayan chain of peaks and then heading back to Ghorepani to continue walk reaching our next stop at Tadapani. The walk leads to a climb into a forest of Rhododendron (the areas regarded as world’s natural garden) in the flowering season of March and April, the whole hills covered with riots of colors when wildflowers and rhododendron in full bloom. After reaching at Deurali top on a downhill for an hour, and then uphill to Tadapani village for an overnight stop, this nice village amidst forest surrounding offers grand views of Annapurna South, Annapurna II, IV and Machapuchare Himal.

The Trek from Tadapani starts downhill most of the way through a pristine forest of oaks and rhododendron with views of Annapurna. This part of the walk is pleasant till Kimrong Khola and then climb for a few hours. Once owe are on the top of the ridge, the walk is fairly easy downhill to Gurung village at Chomrong, the last permanent settlement on route Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary. 

From Chomrong, the trail leads us on terraced farm fields and then descends to a river. After crossing a bridge with a few hours uphill walk, we will reach Khuldi-village. The trail then descends an hour into bamboo thickets to reach Bamboo, a place with a number of small lodges within the midst of bamboo, rhododendron and oaks forest. We will stop there for some refreshment and rest. An hour walk with a gradual climb from Bamboo will take us to our overnight station at Dovan, an isolated spot with few Lodges to stay within Modi River gorge

After Dovan, walk into cool forested areas with gradual up following Modi River upstream. The trail then continues with a few ups and down to reach Himalaya Hotel near a large overhanging cave called Hinko lying  beneath Hiunchuli peak. Walk for another hour to Deurali, the last place with lodge and tea-house before Machapuchare Base Camp. Vegetation and tree lines fade for high alpine bush and shrubs from Deurali onward, where walk leads up following raging Modi River upstream with few strenuous climbs for an hour in between and then ending our day’s walks at Machapuchare Base Camp. Machapuchare base camp is located beneath the North Face of Machapuchare Himal (Fishtail Mountain)

The walk from MBC leads you in the heart of the Sanctuary at Annapurna Base Camp, as the trail follows uphill for a few hours, on a grassy path with pleasant walks reaching a higher ground within a plateau with magnificent views of snow peaks that encircles this lovely spot. After a climb on a nice pleasant trail to Annapurna Base Camp, the one and only base camp with facilities of the nice and cozy lodge to stay with high Annapurna peaks backdrop and super mountain panorama. After a great time at ABC then retrace the route back to Machapuchare Base Camp for last overnight within Annapurna Sanctuary.

After a lovely time in perfect tranquility of mountains and in mountain wilderness trek back towards lush green vegetation and tree lines, walk downhill with few ups to Bamboo for an overnight stop.

From Bamboo, morning walk leads to a short climb to Khuldi, and then descend all the way to the bridge, from the bridge uphill walk to Chomrong. After a break here at Chomrong a short uphill climb and the downhill to Jhinu danda, the village with natural Hot Spring with a number of good lodges, with time in the afternoon a short walk downhill to hot springs by the river Modi. 

From Jhinu walk downhill to reach a bridge near Modi River and then into warmer areas past scattered farm villages and fields following the same river downstream to Sibai, a small farm village sandwiched between the hills of Ghandruk and Landruk. We will stop there for lunch. After lunch a 2-3 hour drive to Pokhara for last overnight of this great wonderful adventure by serene and calm Phewa Lake with views of Annapurna range.

As per the flight schedule a short drive to Pokhara airport, where 30 minutes scenic flight brings you back at Kathmandu and then transfer to your Hotel.

Today as per your international flight time, our Office staff transfers you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.

Activities:
Trekking in Nepal
Grading:
3
moderate

Route Map

Includes & Excludes

 

  • Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights and Hotel in Pokhara for 1 night on Bed & Breakfast basis. 
  • Airport transfers in Kathmandu & Pokhara. 
  • Half-day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance fees. 
  • Transportation Pokhara / Trek / Pokhara by non-AC private vehicle. 
  • Trekking arrangement backed by Sherpa Guide and porters using local lodges on a full board basis. 
  • Applicable Trekking Permit & Conservation Fees. 
  • Insurance for Nepalese crew. 

 

     

    • International flights to/from Kathmandu. 
    • Nepal entry visa fees. 
    • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu & Pokhara Hotels. 
    • Travel, Medical, and Personal insurance. 
    • Rescue evacuation in case of an emergency. 
    • Personal clothing and personal trekking gear including sleeping bag & down jacket. 
    • Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills, etc.
    • Any expense for early returning members due to sickness, injury, or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service. 
    • Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strikes, etc.
    • internal flight Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu with applicable airport taxes.

Useful Info


Adventure altitude treks provide the very expert leader more than 12 years of experience and a local guide in the Annapurna area who have knowledge about the Annapurna region. our guides are very professional and highly speaking English. They offer many different kinds of trekking activities and provide much different information about flora and fauna, biodiversity, climbing, and so on. The leader creates a family environment where clients can be friendly and can share their problems during trekking days. Adventure altitude treks always make the adventure fun and enjoyable and give unbelievable experiences to our valuable clients. our leaders are very kind and perform their duty respectfully. Every year adventure altitude treks organize well-trained leaders for tourists.

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