- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 12 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 10+ years old
- max group size 35
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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- Traverse a stretch of Annapurna Circuit, one of the world's most famous trekking routes
- Enjoy closeup views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Machapuchare mountains
- See a sunrise view from Poon Hill
- Visit Annapurna Base Camp
We drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara on the first day of the trip. Your trekking journey starts from Naya pul. You reach Ghorepani on the third day of the trip and Poon Hill the day after that. If the weather is good, you will get to watch sunrise from Poon Hill before continuing your journey to Annapurna Base Camp via Dovan and Deurali. When reaching Annapurna Base Camp, you'll get a 360 degree panoramic close-up view of the surrounding towering mountain peaks, a view that you will treasure the rest of your life. On the way down you can relax in a hot spring at Jhinu before returning to Pokhara from where you will be driven to Kathmandu.
The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the best ways to experience both the natural beauty and the unique cultural heritage of Nepal. During this trek, you will not only be travelling through mountainous landscapes, but will also get the opportunity to see villages populated by the ethnic Gurung and Magar people and get the chance to learn more about their everyday life.
Please go through the itinerary for a detailed day-by-day itinerary.
Day 1: Kathmandu - Pokhara
Day 2: Pokhara - Naya pul - Ulleri
Day 3: Ulleri - Ghorepani
Day 4: Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Tadapani
Day 5: Tadapani - Chhomrong
Day 6: Chomrong - Dovan
Day 7: Dovan - Deurali/Machhapuchhre Base Camp
Day 8: Annapurna Base Camp
Day 9: Annapurna Base Camp - Bamboo
Day 10: Bamboo - Jhinu
Day 11: Jhinu - Siwai & drive back to Pokhara
Day 12: Pokhara - Kathmandu
- Airport pick up and drop off services. Transport: Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu by tourist bus, Pokhara - Nayapul & Siwai - Pokhara by public bus / shared jeep
- 2 night's hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast. Guesthouse accommodation during the trek
- Full board meal arrangements during the trek (Main course: breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- 1 professional, licensed, English-speaking trekking guide. A well-experienced English-speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 5 people
- All applicable taxes, necessary trekking permits, Annapurna Conservation Area fees and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
- First aid medical kit, oxymeter to check your pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation in high altitude
- In the worst case, we will help you with all rescue and evacuation arrangements
- Unique Adventure's sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag & area trekking map (to be returned after the trip is over)
- Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days)
- Your international flights to and from Nepal
- Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed during the trek
- Hotels in Kathmandu
- Porters to carry luggage (you can add a porter when booking)
- Bar and beverage bills, tea / coffee / drinking water. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet, battery charger, hot shower etc
- Tips for guide, porter, driver
- Earn US$ 25+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationRecommended gear: Waterproof jackets Warm fleece jackets, jerseys, pullovers Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light leather boots Sleeping bags (preferably those rated -20 degree Celsius. You can rent them in Kathmandu) A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband Fleece wind-stopper jackets (optional) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jackets Down vests and/or jackets (optional) Lightweight gloves Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer Sun hats/scarfs Light balaclavas/warm fleece hats Sunglasses with UV protection T-shirts Underwear Hiking shorts Lightweight cotton long pants Light, expedition-weight thermal bottoms Fleece or woollen pants Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, warm wool hiking socks Hiking boots with spare laces Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Other necessary equipment: Headlamps (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag Basic first aid kits (We also provide a comprehensive first aid medical kit and oxymeter to the head guide) Large plastic bags to keep items dry inside your trekking bag Day packs (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) Water bottles (2 bottles recommended) Toiletries Small wash towels COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- An average group size of maximum 8 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19.
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
- Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travelers safe.
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.