- duration 12 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 8+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Maximum altitude 4130 meters
- Trek difficulty Moderate
- Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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- Breathtaking mountain views along the trek
- Beautiful and traditional villages selected for meals and accommodation
- Beautiful green forests, various wildlife, natural hot spring
- Watch beautiful glaciers and waterfalls
The setting of Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 m is unique and incredibly spectacular, set amidst the majestic peaks of Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m).
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes 7 to 11 days, depending on your itinerary and length of walking days. The itinerary presented here takes 11 days, starting from Nayapul (a 1 1/2 hour drive from Pokhara) and going north up to Gorepani and the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill. From Gorepani, you go eastward to Chomrong and then north again entering the Modi Kola Valley which leads up to the Base Camp.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is the perfect way to get up-close and personal with the great Himalayas as the base camp is surrounded by some of the most spectacular Himalayan peaks. Imagine the scene of a few houses dominated by a complete ring of Himalayan peaks; that is a view worth dying for, a view that is yours for the taking at the Annapurna Base Camp.
There are several established lodges on the way, so it is practical to trek light. This is a moderate trekking route suitable for both novice and experienced trekkers.
Day 1: Drive to Pokhara
Day 2: Drive to Nayapul, trek to Tikhedhunga
Day 3: Trek to Ghorepani
Day 4: Climb Poon Hill for sunrise, Trek to Tadapani
Day 5: Trekking to Chhomrong (2,170M / 7,119FT)
Day 6: Trek to Dovan (2,510M / 8,234FT)
Day 7: Trek to Deurail (3,230M / 10,597FT)
Day 8: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130M / 13,549FT)
Day 9: Trek back to Bamboo (2,340M / 7,677FT)
Day 10: Trek to Jhinu (1,780M / 5,839FT)
Day 11: Trek to Siwai (1,070M / 3,510FT), drive to Pokhara
Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu (1310M / 4,297FT)
- Airport pickup and drop services on a private vehicle according to itinerary
- Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu transportation by tourist bus (Optional flight with extra costs)
- Accommodation in Pokhara as per the itinerary with complimentary breakfast
- Pokhara - Phedi and Nayapul - Pokhara transportation by private vehicle
- Meals on full board [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner] during the trek
- Accommodation on best available tea houses as per the itinerary
- Experienced English speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
- Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- Comprehensive first aid medical kit carried by the guide during the trek
- Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes, VAT, service charges
- Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant [optional]
- Porter (Sharing)
- Kathmandu Tour
- Pokhara - KTM Flight
- International airfare, Nepal visa fees ( two passport photographs ), travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation
- Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu before and after the trek
- Personal nature expenses ( bars and beverage bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc. )
- Costs arising from natural calamities, mishaps or anything beyond our control ( Costs are not refundable and transferable in any mean if you leave the trek voluntarily and want to return from the trek
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara ( also in the case of early returns and late departures than scheduled itinerary )
- Services not mentioned in 'Services Includes' section ( Please ask us if you are confused about any services )
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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.