Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp

Trip Overview

The Annapurna trek is famous for trekkers. The principal peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna Himal, including Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare, are arranged almost precisely in a circle about 10 miles in diameter with a deep glacier-covered amphitheatre at the centre. From this glacier basin, known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, the Modi Khola knifes its way south in a narrow gorge fully 3660m deep. Further south, the gorge opens up into a wide and fertile valley, the domain of the Gurungs. The middle and upper portions of Modi Khola offer some of the best short trekking routes in Nepal, and the valley is located so that these treks can be easily combined with treks into the Kali Gandaki region to the west.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 01

    Arrival in Kathmandu

    Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur. A short briefing will follow concerning the necessary formalities and your trekking itinerary. Depending upon your arrival time, you may spend your free time visiting nearby sanctuaries or resting.

  • Day 02

    Sightseeing / Cultural Day in Kathmandu Valley

    Half-day sightseeing tour of UNESCO Bhaktapur and Kathmandu, including Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions. There is time to explore the city’s many places of interest on your own or take a rest while trekking permits are finalized. In the evening, sample a delicious traditional Nepali dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu

  • Day 03

    Kathmandu to Pokhara

    Fly or drive to Pokhara, from where you will depart on your trek. Overnight in Pokhara Drive time is 6-7 hours, including a stop for lunch. Flight It takes 35 minutes, but the total time with airport transfers, waiting, and so on is closer to 3 hours. (Flight will incur additional costs)

  • Day 04

    Pokhara to Tikhe Dhungha (1525m)

    Breakfast. Our Trekking guide will come to the hotel around 6:30 am to pick you up for a one hour drive to Naya Pul and commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town beside the Modi River. We head up the main trail to Sudami where we climb gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Hile (1495m) before pushing on to Tirkhe Dhunga (4:30 hrs).

  • Day 05

    Trek to Ghorepani (2750m)

    Today we start by crossing the river and then a very long, steep climb up to Ulleri (over 3300 steps!). From there it’s pleasant trekking through rhododendron and oak forests and across the Bhurungdi Khola stream before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti (2460m). After lunch in Nangethanti we head up to Ghorepani (2750m) (5:30 hrs).

  • Day 06

    Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m)

    After an early start at around 04:00 hrs we will ascend to Poon Hill (3210m), this is steep climb, but not to hard and it will take us about 1 hour and leads us to a brilliant viewpoint, providing an unobstructed sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending about 40 minutes on the hillside and enjoy a good cup of coffee or tea, we come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and start walking to Tadapani. From Ghorepani the trail climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). We descend to reach Banthanti, before winding our way down to Tadapani (2540m) (6 hrs).

  • Day 07

    Tadapani to Chhomrong (2210m)

    Dropping down from Tadapani Gurjung the route offers good views of the upper Modi valley. The path then starts the long ascent high above the west bank of the Modi Khola. We then arrive in the village of Chhomrong (2210m) which lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli. Chomrong is the last permanent settlement in the valley (5 hrs).

  • Day 08

    Chhomrong to Doban (2540m)

    From Chhomrong the trail descends until Chhomrong Khola, then the trail begins a slow climb as we head up to our first destination – Sinuwa. We then proceed to Kuldi Ghar (2470m) about 2 1/2 to 3 hrs walking. The trek now enters the upper Modi Khola valley. We can expect snow from here on in the winter months (Dec-Febr.) We continue our trek going down to Bamboo through an uninhabited forest area, scattered with big rocks. From Bamboo the road will take us through bamboo and rhododendron forests to Doban (2540m) (6 hrs).

  • Day 09

    Doban to Machepuchere Base Camp(3170)

    After climbing 300 meters up we will first pas the Himalayan Hotel at 2840 meters. We then continue on to Hinko Cave (3100m) and then past Deurali to Machepuchere Base Camp (MBC). During this day if we are lucky we can see interesting wildlife like deer, jackals and peacocks. Here we will also have great views of Machhapuchhere mountain (6997m) and you will understand why the translation of its name means fishtail mountain. We will stay overnight at a teahouse in MBC.(5:30 hrs).

  • Day 10

    MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) and descend to Bamboo

    Today we will start before dawn to trek from Machhapuchhare Base Camp to the Annapurna Base Camp to catch the first light on the mountain. This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountains. the two-hour trek to Annapurna Base camp and taking in the spectacular views we will trek back down to Bamboo to spend the night. (7:30 hrs).

  • Day 11

    Bamboo descend to Jhinu

    Today we follow our way down to Sinuwa and Chomrong. After lunch we will descend to Jhinu where we can relax in the hot springs by the river. It’s easier going today as we descend the most part of our route (5 hrs).

  • Day 12

    Jhinu to Ghandruk (1940m)

    From Jhinu we will climb up to Ghandruk, the principal village of the Gurung people, one of the major ethnic groups of Nepal. Guring have their own dialect, culture, costume, and life style. Ghandruk is one of the most famous destinations for trekkers known for its beautiful mountain views. Our early arrival means we have the afternoon to visit the one of the Gurung Museum and explore the village (4:30 hrs).

  • Day 13

    Gurung to Birethanti, Naya Pul; then drive to Pokhara (910m)

    From Ghandrung it’s easy walking, all down hill, to Naya Pul where our trekking ends (4 hrs). Our private transport to drive us to Pokhara about an hour away. Overnight at the hotel

  • Day 14

    Fly or drive back to Kathmandu.

    Fly or drive back to Kathmandu where we will deliver you to your hotel for a relaxing evening or enjoy shopping and dining.

  • Day 15

    Departure from Kathmandu

    Our driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the airport for your international flight.

Whats Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Four nights hotel accommodations with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Licensed and trained trekking guides
  • Porters for carrying goods and supplies
  • All accommodation during trek
  • All meals and hot beverages whilst trekking
  • Transportation to and from trail head
  • All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
  • All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
  • All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
  • Cooking equipment (if required)
  • Cooking equipment (if required)
  • Insurance, medication, and equipment for staff
  • Coordination of Quick Rescue service (costs covered by your insurance plan)

Not Included

  • International airfares
  • Travel/trekking insurance
  • Excess baggage charges more than 16kg and hand bag more than 5kg in domestic flights
  • Visa fees
  • Airport departure tax
  • Rescue charge
  • Drinks (cold and alcoholic)
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Permit and liaison officer fee (where applicable)
  • Lunches and dinners whilst not trekking
Total Cost in (USD) USD 1,495
Total Price: USD 1,495

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