- duration 16 days
- tour type Group
- tour_type Group tour
- age requirement 18+ years old
- age_requirement 18+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Revel in breathtaking vistas trekking amongst the Annapurna Range
- Immerse yourself in Nepali life as you trek through Gurung Villages
- Journey into the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary for sublime panoramic views
- Experience two spectacular Himalayan mountain flights between Kathmandu and Pokhara
A classic trek into the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary for sublime panoramic views. Annapurna is the 10th highest peak in the world. It was the first 8000 metre peak ever summitted, in June 1950 by a French expedition led by Maurice Herzog. The tale of this epic climb is told in one of the most fascinating narrations of mountaineering adventure in the book 'Annapurna' also written by Maurice Herzog. Our trek to Annapurna Base Camp is by comparison a far more tame proposition, however the big mountain views are still the same as we ascend through villages and terraced farmland to the alpine environments found at the higher elevations around base camp. This is a stunning trek in the heart of the Annapurna range.
Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu (1330m).
Day 2 : Half Day Sightseeing Tour. Rest of day at leisure.
Day 3 : Fly to Pokhara, commence trek to Australia camp (1990m) - walk approx 2 hours
Day 4 : To Landruk (1640m) - walk approx. 5 hours
Day 5 : Trek to Chhomrong (2170m) 6-7 hours
Day 6 : Trek to Bamboo (2310m), walk approx 4 hours
Day 7 : Trek to Deurali (3200m),walk approx 5/6 hours
Day 8 : Machapuchare Base Camp (3900M), walk approx. 3-4 hours
Day 9 : Annapurna South Base Camp (4131m), walk approx. 2/3 hours
Day 10 : Rest day, side walks
Day 11 : Return to Deurali (3200m), walk approx. 3-4 hours
Day 12 : To Chhomrong (2170m), walk approx. 5-6 hours
Day 13 : To Ghandruk (1740m), walk approx. 5-6 hours
Day 14 : Trek to Nayapul and drive Pokhara, walk approx. 4 hours, drive 2 hours
Day 15 : Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 16 : Trip concludes Kathmandu.
- Airport transfers if arriving on day 1 and 16 or if you booked pre/post tour accommodation at the Radisson through World Expeditions
- Good quality accommodation in Kathmandu on a twinshare basis
- Accommodation in our fully serviced wilderness campsites or private eco campsites
- 15 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 12 dinners, including all meals on trek valued at US$600
- Flight Kathmandu/Pokhara return valued at US$266
- Private vehicle transportation
- Expert bilingual guide
- Group medical kit
- The use of a World Expeditions trek pack including sleeping bag, down or fibre filled jacket and insulated mat valued at $500
- Souvenir World Expeditions kit bag
- All park entrance fees and trekking permits
- Porters to carry all personal and group equipment and porter's insurance
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
- Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
- Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc
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- Airport and departure taxes
- Travel Insurance
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Annapurna Base Camp Trek tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 28 March 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 28 March 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Annapurna Base Camp Trek tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Annapurna Base Camp Trek tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.For Solo Travelers
A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
- This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.