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Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 15 Days

View from Annapurna Base Camp

Poon Hill Excursion; one of the best and fascinating View Point, Gorgeous views of the Annapurna Range in 360 degree from Base Camp, Guided teahouse trek including 3 hearty meals per day, Hike through charming Gurung Villages, Local culture and welcoming People, Visit most of the ancient Hindu temples and Buddhist Stupas. 

This fantastic Annapurna Base Camp Trek, takes you to the base of Mt. Annapurna (8091m) which is ranked 10th highest peak in the world and the journey to its base camp is one of the most fascinating treks on earth. There are fewer treks that combine so many different sceneries and bring you so close to the base of 7,000 and 8,000 meter high peaks in such a short period of time as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Like any other treks in the region, Annapurna Base Camp trek also begins from Pokhara, generally known as the "City of Lakes" and city of natural beauty. The trail to Annapurna Base Camp goes through pouring waterfalls, charming villages, terraced rice fields, lush rhododendron forests, and wonderful mountain panoramas before reaching the base of the mighty Annapurna Himalaya. Our 10 days carefully designed Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary is intended for those trekkers who would like to trek to the base camp of Annapurna with relaxing time and enough time to get acclimated to avoid getting Acute Mountain Sickens. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes 6 to 8 days to get to your dream destination depending on your itinerary and length of walking days. The itinerary offered here is of 10 days package, starting from Nayapul, a one and half hours drive from Pokhara, and going up till Ghorepani to the north and the well-known viewpoint of Poon Hill. From Ghorepani you go eastwards to Chumrung and then north again, entering the Modi Kola Valley up till the Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp at the elevation of 3700 meters from seas level.

Many other trekkers just trek the circuit Nayaul – Ghorepani – Ghandruk – Nayapul or either Continue through Landruk – Tolka – Australian Camp or Dhampus then end the trek at Phedi, This Trek is called Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, which is very rewarding in itself. This trek can easily be done with children as well. From Annapurna Base Camp you can return via Jhinu Danda, and give your tired body a well-deserved rest in the delightful hot springs for natural hot spa. Upon your return it is worthwhile visiting one of the Gurung villages of Ghandruk or Landruk depending on your tour plan as well.

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Meet and greet at TIA (Tribhuvan Intenation Airport), escort to Radisson Hotel
Day 02: Get permits, preparation or visit ancient old temples in Kathmandu Valley
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara (800m/2624ft.) or 200km and 7 hours drive by bus.

10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedunga (1525m), 3 hours easy walk.
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepaani (2800m), 6-7 hours walk
Day 06: Excursion Poon Hill and trek to Tadapni (2570m), 5-6 hours walk.
Day 07: Trek to Chhumrung (2170m), 4-5 hours walk.
Day 08: Trek to Dovan (2630m), 5 hours walk.
Day 09: Trek to Deurali (3230m), 6-7 hrs walk.
Day 10: Trek to ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) at 4130m, 5-6 hours walk.
Day 11: Trek down to Dovan/Bamboo (2310m), 6-7 hours walk.
Day 12: Trek to Jhinu (1780m), 6-7 hours walk.
Day 13: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.
Trekking ends

Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 15: Departure to home country.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu/1300m
Land in Kathmandu and Wilderness Excursion airport representative will pick you at airport and transfers to your selected Hotel. A welcome drink is organized and short brief about your trip in the evening.

Day 02: City sightseeing in Kathmandu
Full day Sightseeing in UNESCO listed historical sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath(monkey temple), and Pashupatinath in Kathmandu Valley with experience Tour Guide by private car/van, Stay overnight in Hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara/800m (2624ft)
After hot breakfast drive 200km to Pokhara and it takes about 6-7 hours from Kathmandu by tourist bus. It is an exciting and romantic drive that we can enjoy beautiful scenic view of terraced rice field, eye catching landscape, Trisuli and Marsyangdi Rivers and spectacular panoramic view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal and most of Annapurna Himalayan Range are seen. The tourist coach stops for breakfast at 09:00 am and at around 12:00 for lunch on the way to Pokhara.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedunga (1525m), 3 hours easy walk.
Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara by car/van. It takes 1½ hours to get to Nayapul/1070m and start the trek to Thikhedunga. It is an easy walk of 2-3 hours to Thikhedunga through Birethanti and Ramghai. We walk through the bank of Burundi Khola and stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepaani (2800m), 6-7 hours walk
Our journey continues after hot breakfast at around 08:00 o’clock in the morning. Today, it is a bit demanding steep walk up of stone staircase to Ulleri for about one and half hours. Lunch break at Banthanti and beyond Banthanti, the trail goes through magnificent rhododendron and oak forests. It is 6/7 hours walk in total to get to beautiful Ghorepani. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Hike Poon Hill/3200m and trek to Tadapni (2570m), 5/6 hours walk
An early-morning hike up to Poon Hill/3210m for amazing brilliant sunrise and panoramic view of high Himalaya, It takes about 45 minutes and 400 meter walk up to the view point. After enjoying sun rise and Mountain View come back to hotel and after breakfast trek to Tadapani/25400m. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Trek to Chhumrung (2170m), 4-5 hours
Leaving Tadapani, the triail descends down through forest and we can hear birds chirping. After walking down about 45 minutes the trail goes very steep downhill through the terraced field to Kimrung Khola, cross the suspension bridge and walk to Gurjung, the trail ascends up after Gurjung village during 45 minutes then straight walk to Chhmrung at the elevation of 2170m. It takes 4-5 hours from Tadapani to Chhumrung. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Trek to Dovan (2630m), 5 hours walk
The trail descends down 310 meter through thousands of stone staircase crosses then crosses Chhumrung Khola on bridge and climbs up to Sinuwa at the height of 2340 meter. It is easy walk through rhododendron festooned with orchids and ferns then steep down with stone staircase to Bamboo. After having lunch there we walk throughout the cool forest about an hour to Dovan at the elevation of 2630 meter. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Trek to Deurali (3230m), 6-7 hrs walk.
We have a silence jungle walk today to Himalaya from Dovan. It is believed that mountains are sacred and holy. As it is already believed that Annapurna means "full of food" (feminine form), but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. In Hinduism, Annapurna is "... the universal and timeless kitchen-goddess ... the mother who feeds. Without her there is starvation and a universal fear. Her most popular shrine is located in Kashi, on the banks of the river Ganga." Her association with the giving of food (wealth) led her in time to be transformed into Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth so from the religious view it is important to respect the Mother Nature, create peaceful and calm surroundings. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Trek to ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) 4130m, walk 5-6 hrs.
Above Deurali the valley widens and becomes less steep. After walking some stone staircase we reach at the place where some people were killed by avalanche a decade ago. We should not stop in this dangerous place for long time. This place is warned of avalanche so continue trek ahead with aware until you get to safe place. As you walk further, more beautiful White Mountains more seen and close. The trail turns to the left in the valley after Machhapuchhre Base Camp and it is pleasant walk up ABC though the air is thin. You can see 360˙degree Mountain View from Base Camp. There are tremendous view of giant Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna South 7219m, Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) 6997m and several other wonderful peaks. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 11: Trek down to Dovan – Bamboo (2310m), 6-7 hrs walk.
After enjoying Brilliant Mountain view and taking hot cup of tea or coffee we take hot breakfast and trek down to Dovan or Bamboo via MBC, Deurali and Himalaya. We take tea and lunch break on the way. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 12: Trek to Jhinu (1780m), 6-7 hr4s walk.
From Bamboo we walk up during 30 minute and it is pleasant jungle walk to Sinuwa then head down to Chhumrung Khola and walk up long stone staircase up upper Chhomrung then walk steep down to Jhinu, book room and after eating lunch go down to the hot spring, it takes about 20 minutes. Take bath in natural hot water and come back lodge. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 13: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.
Today, we walk to Napayul and there will be our private vehicle waiting for us to transfer to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu.
We take the A/C tourist coach for Kathmandu. The bus leaves at round 7:30. We have snack and lunch break on the way to Kathmandu. Shop some souvenir for dear ones back home in the evening and enjoy last hours in Nepal. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 15: Fly back to home or futher destination
We will drop you at international airport and see you off. Fly back to home or further destination.

Trip Cost Includes

Transportation

  • All airport transfers by private car or van depending on group size.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by A/C tourist coach.
  • Pokhara to Trek Starting point and trek ending point to Pokhara by private transportation.
  • All transfers by car/cab to/from bus stations.

Accommodation:

  • In Kathmandu: 3 Nights Hotel Radisson twin/double sharing deluxe room with breakfast as per itinerary.
  • In Pokhara: 2 Nights sharing twin/double deluxe room in tourist standard hotel in Pokhara with buffet breakfast.
  • During trek : Comfortable, neat and clean accommodation on teahouse/Mt. lodge during trekking

Meal:

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner: 3 Times meal are included while on trek and only lunch and dinners are excluded in Kathmandu except breakfast and farewell dinner.
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek are provided.
  • Hot Table Drinks: High altitude friendly different soups, tea, coffee and hot chocolate is served as cup basis in food time.
  • Farewell dinner in one of authentic Nepalese Restaurant with Live culture show after the trek.

Taxes and Trekking Permits.

  • All government local taxes and vat, office service charge.
  • ACAP (Annapurna Coservation Area Project) Permit.
  • TIMS Card.

First Aid:

  • Medical kit box during the trip

Trekking Crews:

  • Guide: Government Registered, well trained English Speaking mountain experience, First Aid and eco trained local guide escorts during your trekking.
  • Assistant Guides: We provide assistant guide walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size.
  • Porters: We provide two of you a porter to support you to carry trekking stuffs (Porter weight limit is 25kg)

Porter Equipment:

  • Gear and clothing for porter is included in the package price.

Insurance:

  • Emergency rescue arrangement
  • Guide / Porters: Wilderness Excursion provides insurance for our guide and porters as per state law

Certificate:

  • Wilderness Excursion adventure certificate.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Linch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara except farewell dinner.
  • All bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, sprite and mineral water.
  • Travel insurance, Nepal Tourist Visa fees, Items and expenses of personal nature.
  • Personal Trekking Equipments and rescue operation in case of emergency.
  • Any expenses which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political trouble, and strikes etc.
  • Laundry, phone calls, internet, heater charge and wifi services.
  • Advance deposit transfer fee to book your trek.
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver. 
# Start Date End Date Status
1 03 Mar, 2018 15 Mar, 2018 Available book know
2 04 Apr, 2018 18 Apr, 2018 Available book know
3 09 May, 2018 23 Jun, 2018 Available book know

Best Season

Autumn (September - November) and spring (March – April) are recommended as the best seasons to trek to Annapurna Base Camp. The weather is sunny and warm during the day time with breath stopping views. If you would like to avoid crowds and enjoy less crowded time with nature then you could trek in winter (Dec - Feb) And it is still warm during the day time and cold in the morning and nights. The temperature is -2 to -7 degree Celsius in Annapurna Base Camp during the winter However, the weather condition in Himalaya is associated with Indian Ocean. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons(June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.

Difficulty

About difficulty about Annapurna Base Camp Trek, this trek is medium hard for the Nepal first time trekkers but if you have previous trekking experience in Alps of Europe, Bhutan, Tibet, India of Nepal in Asia then this trek is moderately easy compared to other trek such Manaslu Circuit, Kanchenjunga, Dolpo, Everest Three High Passes etc.

Getting There

Most people take tourist buses to Pokhara; 200km long and it takes 7 to 8 hours depending on traffic on the way. There are normal to deluxe tourist coaches available. Green Lines buses company (U$ 23 per person with breakfast) run every morning from/to Kathmandu. Wilderness Excursion arranges private car, jeep or private van on request. Taking domestic flight to/from Pokhara saves your time and most airlines fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu every day (U$112.00 for one flight). Sit on the right side to see striking view of wide range of Himalaya from plane during the board to Pokhara.

Accommodation

Wilderness Excursion will provide 2 Nights deluxe room in Hotel Radisson with continental breakfast on twin/double sharing basis. 2 Nights best tourist standard hotel in Pokhara with buffet breakfast on double occupancy basis. The lodges in the Annapurna region are pretty good, clean and tidy; beyond Bamboo; there are mostly triple or four bed rooms only, no single bed rooms when we go higher. But Single rooms are readily available in lower elevation. You may have to share the room with other trekkers if you are trekking solo as the lodges get full of visitors in Peak seasons. It is better to trek in group and friends. Hot showers are readily available in most of the places.

Meal

During our Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you could enjoy wide-range of food verities, from western food to Authentic Nepal meal, Chines and Tibetan etc. There are choices everywhere; Pasta, Pizza, Macaroni, Cheese, Eggs, Curry Rice, Chicken, Potato, Item, Spring Roll, and Chapati, Muesli, Porridge, Omelet, Pancakes for breakfast are few to name. Meat is not allowed to carry out to Annapurna Base Camp as the local believe the Himalaya is sacred and holy, though you could enjoy chicken roast in low elevations. At any guesthouse you could expect the choices to fall into one of these menu categories: Please do not expect the meal world class standard but they always try to do their best to serve you in the high remote area.

How much does it cost

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Price here we offered USD 925.00 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. Single supplement cost will be extra USD 175.00. The price will be according to budget, standard and deluxe tour plan and group sizes. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your and comfortable rather than taking tiring long bus ride though riding bus reduces the trip price. Accommodation in Kathmandu will be twin/double sharing deluxe bed room with buffet breakfast basis in Hotel Radisson for 2 nights. Wilderness Excursion will provide best standard hotel in Pokhara with buffet breakfast in twin sharing occupancy basis.

Hazard and Threat

Participants should be aware trekking, mountaineering and travelling in a developing country are activities that involve a risk of personal injury or death. As a condition of booking you must accept these risks and be responsible for your own actions and involvement. Adventure travel requires an open and flexible attitude. You may experience extreme conditions, unpredictable weather and last minute changes to the itinerary beyond our control. The ability to work in team is an important aspect of all of our trips. However Wilderness Excursion tries our best to maximize your trip is great fun and life time memory.

Packing List for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Footwear

  • A waterproof trekking boot with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, 
  • Trainer or casual shoes, for walking or strolling around(optional)
  • 2-3 Pairs of warm socks for colder areas depending on trekking duration.
  • Gaiters, in case of rain or snow
  • Sandal or flip flop to take shower and walk around, 
  • 2-3 pair of smooth thin wool, nylon or Capilene Liner socks to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots and makes the outer sock last longer before needing to be changed. They should fit well with your heavyweight socks.
Leg wears
  • Trekking/hiking casual trousers and short, Thermal leggings for colder areas
  • Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers and Waterproof trousers.
Body
  • Selection of hiking/trekking T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
  • Thermal and warm shirts, possibly fleece shirt for colder areas.
  • Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
  • Hard shell jacket with hood and hard shell pants if trekking in colder months/winter.  
  • Windbreaker or waterproof jacket for higher altitudes
  • Down jacket (optional for cold nights and mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)
Head/Hands
  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
  • Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
  • Sunglasses or goggles
  • Warm gloves
  • Buff and higher and colder place, not very important for ABC Trek. 
  • Large handkerchief/bandana for neck
  • head lamp/torch with spare batteries
 
Personal Trekking Equipment 
  • Strong rucksack or large hold all to be carried by porters
  • Day sack to carry valuables such as passport, cash, camera, travel documents personally
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag, Personal first aid kit to include essential items, Adjustable 3 section trekking pole
  • 3-4 season sleeping bag, Camera and memory cards, charger, tripod if necessary, towel and toiletries., rain cover for yourself and luggage. 
Optional items
  • Binoculars, Books or an eBook, Altimeter, Compass and GPS, Pocket knife
  • Playing cards, backgammon and chess set etc.
For water 
  • Two water bottles one liter each is fine or preferably camel bag water bottle. Water treatment tablets: Iodine, Dioxide tablets, Taste neutralizer tablets remove iodine taste if necessary.

Pee Bottle (Optional) but very useful.
Pee funnel for women (optional) Lightweight urinary director.
Hand/foot warmers (Optional) Recommended if you easily get cold hands and feet 1-3 pairs.

Personal first aid kit (small and simple) Aspirin, Moleskin, Adhesive tape, Band-Aids. Scissor, Blade, 
 
Drugs/medications/prescriptions Climbers should bring Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream, excellent topical antibiotic for scrapes and cuts. Cirprofloxin (Cipro) 500mg tablets for travelers' diarrhea and for urinary tract infections. Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium for diarrhea. Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250mg tablets for alltitude sickness. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg tablets for altitude headaches, sprains, aches, etc. Excedrin for headaches. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tablets for stomach sensitivity.
 
This above list is only an advice for you. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands. If you have questions please email at: info@wildernessexcursion.com
 
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View from Machhapuchhre Base Camp in the morning
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek 2017 Review

We had an amazing 12 day trek to Annapurna Base Camp in April 2017. Our communication upfront with Pradip went very easy and we got some good information. We met up in Kathmandu to make the payment and we left for Pokhara as we want to spend few relaxing days there before starting the trek to Annapurna Base Camp. We met our guide in Pokhara before we leave and began the trek. Our guide did his very best to make sure everything was arranged well! We had an amazing time in Annapurna Base Camp; we would ...

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Trip Facts

  • Max. Altitude: 4130m
  • Fitness: Basic Fitness
  • Trek Duration: 10 Days
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 Pax
  • Best Season: Autumn and Spring
  • Accommodation: Teahouse and Lodge
  • Transportation: Bus, Car or Flight
  • Mode of Trek: Guided Teahouse Trek
  • Terrain Type: Easy, up to 25% incline
  • Trekking Skill: Confident walker
  • Permit Required: Yes, ACAP Permit & TIMS Card

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