Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts

Starting Price:
$1187.00PP
Travelers Rating:
Destination:
Nepal
Trip Grade:
Moderate
Max Elevation:
4,130M
Total Duration:
15 days
Best Time:
March to May and Sep to Dec
Group Size:
Minimum 1 pax
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek is probably the most alluring trekking route of Nepal. Bharal Adventure is reliable trekking agency to take you for the best trekking holiday. Experience the ecstasy of traversing through Lapland of the tenth highest mountain in the world, Mt. Annapurna (8,091m) accompanied by diverse cultural traditions, delectable cuisines, lush rhododendron forests, terraced farmlands, mystifying hamlets, serene lakes and tranquil mountains only with Annapurna Base Camp Trek offered to you by Bharal Adventure.

One of the most popular treks on earth, the expedition to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) takes to you a majestic land filled with lush green and red forests, white mountain ranges, diverse Himalayan wildlife and ethnic culture and practices. The trek begins in Pokhara, known readily as ‘Lake City’ given the charisma of seven lakes nestled in this naturally prosperous city. The walking starts from the Nayapool after the 1.5 hrs drive from Pokhara. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek often considered as the worthwhile trekking in Nepal trail as it takes you to the Machhapuchre Base Camp as well.

The view of sunrise and sunset from Poonhill on the way to the base camp is enigmatic and serene. If you don’t have longer holidays then Poon Hill Trekking is one of the best short trekking routes of Nepal. The travelers never feel lonely during this 15 days journey in the company of the constantly changing diverse landscape offering sundry and marvelous sight throughout with musical resonance created by the Himalayan birds, rivers and forests adding to its charisma as they ascends to the glorious mountains and descends into the deep valleys. The natural hot water springs that trekkers can find on the way back near the Jhinu Danda often give trekkers the joy to revitalize the mind and body. The cultural program organized by the Bharal Adventure team on the last day of the trekking will give you the sights of the Nepalese culture. You can enjoy the camaraderie with the trekking crew members upon successful completion of the trekking.

Book the diversified and vibrant trekking in Nepal package of Annapurna Base Camp Trek put forwarded  by the Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. We have specialized team of the trekking crew for the Annapurna region which will make your trip an awesome adventure.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive at Tribuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
  • Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara [910m/2,985 ft]: 6 hrs
  • Day 04: Pokhara – Naya Pul and Trek to Tikhe Dhunga [1,495m/4,905 ft]: 4 hrs
  • Day 05: Tikhe Dhunga – Ghorepani [2,850m/9,348 ft]: 7 hrs
  • Day 06: Hiking -Poonhill [3,180m/10,430 ft], trek to Tadapani [2,500m/8,200 ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
  • Day 07: Tadapani – Chhomrong [2,020m/6625 ft]: 5 hrs
  • Day 08: Chhomrong – Dovan [2,600m/8,528 ft]: 5 hrs
  • Day 09: Dovan – Deurali [3,200m/10,500 ft]: 4 hrs
  • Day 10: Deurali – Annapurna Base Camp [4,210m/13,810 ft]: 5 hrs
  • Day 11: ABC – Bamboo [2,310m/7,575 ft]: 7 hrs
  • Day 12: Bamboo – Jhinu Danda (Hot Spring) [1,780m/5,840 ft]: 6 hrs
  • Day 13: Jhinu Danda – Pokhara [910m/2,985 ft]: 5 hours walk and 1 hour drive
  • Day 14: Pokhara – Kathmandu: 6hrs
  • Day 15: Farewell
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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
A representative from Bharal Adventure will greet and accompany the guest from the airport to their hotel. The guests are briefly explained about the program they will be participating on.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
One of our guides will accompany the guests for their sightseeing excursion in Kathmandu where they will be visiting the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa – The Monkey Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple, all of them declared as the UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara [910m/2,985 ft]: 6 hrs
Soon after breakfast, the group will set off on a long scenic drive to Pokhara, the second largest city of Nepal. After checking in to the hotel and taking rest, leisure boating on the picturesque Fewa Lake will be arranged for making the evening pleasant.
Day 04: Pokhara – Naya Pul and Trek to Tikhe Dhunga [1,495m/4,905 ft]: 4 hrs
After a quick breakfast, we will take a 42km drive to Naya Pul via Lumle village from where a walk of about 20 minutes will proceed up to Birethanti. From here, the trail traversing through bamboo forests, large waterfall and swimming hole takes us to Ramghai where lunch will be served. After the relaxing lunch, a gradual climb along the trail up on the side of the valley is followed which takes us to Tikhe Dhunga.
Day 05: Tikhe Dhunga – Ghorepani [2,850m/9,348 ft]: 7 hrs
Crossing a stream on a suspension bridge near the camp site, we walk from Tikhe Dhunga ascending a steep stone staircase of about 3300 steps to a large Magar village of Ulleri at 2,080m. Above the village, the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields taking us to a camp site for rest and water stop after an hour’s walk. The trail crosses two sparkling streams before making a short final climb to Nangethati where we will be stopping for lunch. Thanti is a Nepali word for “rest house”. From here, we will climb to Ghorepani at 2,850m where we will be welcomed by the picturesque sight of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Tukuche Nilgiri (6,940m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Hiunchuli (6,441m) and Tarke Kang (7,193m).
Day 06: Hiking -Poonhill [3,180m/10,430 ft], trek to Tadapani [2,500m/8,200 ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
We will hike to Poonhill early in the morning to catch the captivating view of sunrise radiant over the Annapurna Himalayan Range. After enjoying the sunrise, we will descend to Ghorepani for a hot breakfast before carrying on our trek to Tadapani.
Day 07: Tadapani – Chhomrong [2,020m/6625 ft]: 5 hrs
A steep downhill descent through the forests takes us to Gurung, a Gurung village named after the ethnic group living there. The trail from here takes us to Chhomrong where we will stay for the night at the finest guesthouse in the place.
Day 08: Chhomrong – Dovan [2,600m/8,528 ft]: 5 hrs
From here, the trail goes down to the Chhomrong Khola from where ascend begin up to Khuldighar at 2,380m which accommodates an ACAP Check Post. Hereby begins the climb towards Dovan where we will be staying for the night.
Day 09: Dovan – Deurali [3,200m/10,500 ft]: 4 hrs
The climb through Bamboo marks the beginning of the day at Dovan from where we surpass Himalayan Hotel as we advance towards Hinko at 3,020m. The accommodation for the night will be made available at Deurali on the ridge above Hinko.
Day 10: Deurali – Annapurna Base Camp [4,210m/13,810 ft]: 5 hrs
Climbing the trail past the base area of the virgin mountain Machhapuchhre (3,700m), we will ascend towards the Annapurna Base Camp. No one is allowed to scale Machhapuchhre which is why it could still be called a virgin mountain. The area in which this magnificent mountain is nestled on is known as Annapurna Sanctuary. The day’s trek could either be ended here or further two hours trek to Annapurna Base Camp could be continued from where the backdrop looks mesmerizing. The night is spent at the base camp.
Day 11: ABC – Bamboo [2,310m/7,575 ft]: 7 hrs
From here, we will be retracing our trail of the day before as we descend down to Bamboo. The trail drops by 1,700m to the bank of Modi Khola on the way to Bamboo where few teahouses and lodges are available for overnight stay.
Day 12: Bamboo – Jhinu Danda (Hot Spring) [1,780m/5,840 ft]: 6 hrs
Today we will be descending down to Chommrong following the same trail that we took to ascend to ABC. As we pass Khuldighar, we will move towards experimental sheep farm tracing the trail through rhododendron and bamboo forests that descends to Jhinu hot spring where we will relieve all the stress and exhaustion of the journey. The bath at natural hot spring in Jhinu is the best way to beat the anxiety of the expedition.
Day 13: Jhinu Danda – Pokhara [910m/2,985 ft]: 5 hours walk and 1 hour drive
Following the trail along the right side of Modi Khola for five hours from Jhinu, we will arrive at Birethanti. This walk is one of the most relaxing of the entire trek. From here, twenty minutes walk will take us back to Naya Pul from where we drive for an hour to get back to Pokhara.
Day 14: Pokhara – Kathmandu: 6hrs
A scenic drive from Pokhara will bring the team back to Kathmandu where the evening is spend either relaxing or shopping for souvenirs. A farewell dinner will be organized to commemorate the closer of the exciting journey.
Day 15: Farewell
A representative from Bharal Adventure will take the guests to the airport approximately three hours before their scheduled flight.
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The following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices, remember Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, there is plenty of choice and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotel’s storage room for no extra cost.

HEAD

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head torch

UPPER BODY

  • Cotton t-shirts or thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket

LOWER BODY

  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof pants

FEET

  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable hiking boots

HANDS

  • Gloves

ACCESSORIES

  • Sleeping bag rated to 0°C
  • Trekking bag/duffel bag
  • Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries

Cost Includes

Cost includes following:

  • Airport pickups and drops ina private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Pokhara – Nayapul – Pokhara by private vehicle
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Tourists Bus (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English/French/Chinese/German speaking trained and experienced local tour guide which one is your necessary and assistant trek leader (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Bharal Adventure’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, Cap and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost doesnot includes following:

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
 

Cost Excludes

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Paris, France

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I came to know Bharal Adventure (BA) by chance with my previous trekking to Everest Base Camp Short Trek at the end of last year and This was my second time with Sujan (Founder of BA) for organising such a wonderful trip to Everest base camp short with my friends and it was truly amazing, enjoyable trip, it leaves us a profound experience with spectacular view of some highest peak in the Himalayan range and beauty of vast wildness.

Trekking in Himalayan range can be strenuous, but with our guide, Nirajan help us every step of the way in which make the trip a complete hassle free, we are very thankful for his service and would recommend to anyone coming to Nepal for Trekking.

Once again, thank you for all to make our trekking trip an unforgettable event to us And we are definitely coming back to Nepal again.

Pierre Vidaillac,
Cahors, France