Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

15 Days Starting and ending in Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

Visiting: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Tikhedhungga, Naya Pul, Ghode Pani, Poon Hill, Tadapani, Chhomrong, Dovan, Machhapuchhare Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Bamboo Guesthouse, Jhinu Danda

Tour operator:

Accessible Adventure

Tour code:

ABT15

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 35

Physical rating:

Moderate to Demanding

Age range:

3-85

Special diets catered:

Meat, Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour operated in:

English

Activities:

4WD, Sightseeing, Trekking

Private Available:

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Tour Overview

An exemplary route to one of the most noteworthy mountains in the Himalayas." Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is essentially a meandering walk to the base camp of the 10th highest mountain in the world. After a 9 days trek through the Annapurna conservation area, villages, settlements, streams, forests, you will reach the very heart of mountains, popularly known as the "Annapurna Sanctuary". From this natural amphitheater to the base camp of Annapurna I (4,130 m/13,550 ft), you will see eleven snow-capped mountains such as Mt. Annapurna (8,091m/26,545ft), Mt. Machhapuchre (6,993m/22,943ft), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,795ft), Mt. Himchuli, ringed up within the diameter of 10 miles. Where in the world can you find the mountain sights superior to this? Only after you venture on this trek will you realize why the mountain man, Sir Edmund Hillary, called this trek "one of the best mountain sight in the world." Annapurna Base camp adventure begins as we drive from the scenic lake city of Pokhara to Nayapul. Onwards, we take a scheduled course to ABC that lets us pass through the delightful Gurung towns of Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Poonhill viewpoint, Tadapani, Chommrong, Bamboo, and Deurali. Furthermore, we walk over to another esteemed mountain's base camp- Machhapuchre Base Camp- from where we head towards Annapurna Base Camp. We have to trek down two days on the same trail until Chhomrong, and at Chhomrong, we fork our trail towards Jhinu Danda to give a twist for the last day's walk. As we reach the natural city of Pokhara, we will celebrate our successful trek with a chilled beer along the bank of the famous Phewa Lake. Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Alternative Routes For those considering a different alternative path, there are a couple of different courses at lower elevations from Pokhara to interface at Chommrong. Depending upon your available time and interest, you can pick a trek from either Dhampus to Ghandruk or Nayapul to Tikhedunga. However, the trail ahead from Chommrong onward will be the same. Keeping Poonhill in mind which is a great vantage point for observing the Annapurna’s, we have included it in our standard agenda by means of Nayapul to Tikhedhunga. Last but not the least, if there’s any trek worth going in the Nepalese Himalayas, then this 15-day trek to the ABC is just the one for you. So, contact Accessible Adventure Treks today and take a timeout from your daily schedule to create some unforgettable memories in Nepal with us.

Highlights

  • Exploring the stunning Annapurna Base Camp.

  • Fully supported tea-house based trek including 3 hearty meals per day.

  • Trekking through Gurung villages with welcoming tribal communities.

  • Getting close with nature and learning about the local ethnic culture.

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu

  • Pashupatinath (a major Hindu shrine), the giant Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath, the ancient Swayambhunath stupa and the Kathmandu Durbar Square (World Heritage Sites).

  • Impressive sunrise and mountain views from Ghorepani and Poon hill (3,210m).

Places You'll See

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Itinerary

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Day 1 : Welcome To Kathmandu (1338M/4390Ft)

Location: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel, 3* rated Hotel

Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, complete your customs and visa formalities. Then one of our office representatives will be holding an Accessible Adventure Treks sign board with your name on it. He will transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu that you have chosen. Check in at your hotel and simply take some rest or we prefer to take some fresh air strolling around Thamel area. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu. Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing And Trek Preparation

Location: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

We start our day by having our breakfast at hotel and go for one whole day sightseeing around UNESCO world heritage sites at Kathmandu. Starting from Kathmandu Durbar Square, we go at monkey temple of Swayambhunath, then take a drive to Pashupatinath and finally end at Boudhanath. All these heritage sites are worth to visit. These sites show us the best of Nepal culture, Hindu and Buddhist religion, values, along with beautiful architectures and temples. We also do organize pre-trip meeting and complete our trek preparation. Meet your trekking guide, get familiar with trek, team and enjoy rest of the day. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu. Accommodation: Hotel, Included Meals: Breakfast.

Day 3 : Drive From Kathmandu To Pokhara (820M/2690Ft) 6-7 Hours Drive

Location: Kathmandu, Pokhara

Accommodation: Hotel

We take a 6 hours long comfortable drive to Pokhara enjoying green valleys, ridges, rivers, fields and settlements in between along the drive. We do have lunch stop in restaurant. And upon arrival at beautiful lake city, valley of seven lakes, Pokhara, we enjoy overall atmosphere, take stroll around lake side of Phewa Lake or simply shop and hop into any nice restaurant, pubs etc. We stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara. Accommodation: Hotel, Included Meals: Breakfast.

Day 4 : Drive From Pokhara To Nayapul And Trek To Tikhedhunga (1540M/5051Ft)

Location: Pokhara, Tikhedhungga, Naya Pul

Accommodation: Lodge, Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Real Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins today after we take an hour's drive towards north of Pokhara. Our drive ends at Nayapul which is the starting point of our walk. As we start walking, we arrive at the small town of Birethanti across passing through couple of suspension bridges, bamboo forests through long waterfall and finally arrive at Tikhedhunga. Overnight stay at local teahouse. Walking time: 4 to 5 hours, Accommodation: Local lodge, Included Meals: B, L, D.

Day 5 : Trek From Tikhedhunga To Ghorepani (2860M/9380Ft)

Location: Tikhedhungga, Ghode Pani

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We have our morning meal at our tea house. And our day gets little tough as we will be climbing straight more than 3000 stone stairs to arrive at Ulleri. Excellent views of Annapurna is seen along the route. And after getting at the top, we gradually walk through meadows, forests and river streams. We are at the heart of nature, so we do see many beautiful birds. It will be heaven for keen bird watchers too. In this way, further trekking north passing through our lunch stop at Nangethati, we arrive at Ghorepani. Overnight stay at local teahouse. Walking time: 5 to 6 hours, Accommodation: Local lodge, Included Meals: B, L, D.

Day 6 : Trek From Ghorepani To Poonhill (3210M/10531Ft) And Descend To Tadapani (2,630M/8626Ft)

Location: Ghode Pani, Poon Hill, Tadapani

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Nothing seems more beautiful than panoramic views of Annapurna Himalayan Ranges from Poon hill. And we wake-up very early in the morning with this excitement. After couple of minutes walk in a dark with help of torch light, we arrive at Poonhill viewpoint and suddenly the magic happens. As the golden rays of sun slowly reveals the snow capped mountains, the scenery simply can’t be explained in words. The view of Dhaulagiri, Machapuchare, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Nilgiri and other nearby himlayas is seen. Then after, we make our way downwards through beautiful forests towards Tadapani. Accommodation at local teahouse. Walking time: 5 to 6 hours, Accommodation: Local lodge, Included Meals: B, L, D.

Day 7 : Trek From Tadapani To Chhomrong (2170M/7120Ft)

Location: Tadapani, Chhomrong

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will lose altitude today while descending further from Tadapani to Gurjung Village. Passing through waterfalls, suspension bridges and a couple of ascends and descends, we arrive at Chhomrong. It is a beautiful village located at lap of Annapurna Himalayas and excellent views of snow capped mountains is seen from here. Accommodation at local tea house. Walking time: 5 to 6 hours, Accommodation: Local lodge, Included Meals: B, L, D.

Day 8 : Trek From Chhomrong To Dovan (2600M/6190Ft)

Location: Chhomrong, Dovan

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We follow river gorge leaving behind Chhomrong today. And we couple of downhill walk takes us near Chhomrong River. We cross through suspension bridge and climb out of the side valley through bamboo, rhododendron and oak forests. In this similar passion, we cross through refreshingly green forest, spot some flora, fauna over there and reach Dovan at the end of the day. Accommodation at local teahouse. Walking time: 5 to 6 hours, Accommodation: Local lodge, Included Meals: B, L, D.

Day 9 : Trek From Dovan To Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700M/12135Ft)

Location: Dovan, Machhapuchhare Base Camp

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We start our day today with a climb through bamboo forests and we walk enjoying the nature at its best, the valleys, rivers and flowers with many stone steps. Deurali is at foot of Modi Himal, and we have our lunch there. We cross the small bridge at Modi Khola, and continue climbing towards scattered glacial valley. From this point, different side of Fishtail Himalaya is seen, and we find difference in vegetation as well. After walking for a couple of hours following the Modi Khola again, we find tea houses there. And we spend one night before pushing ourselves to Annapurna base camp. As we are very close to the Himalayas, the views gets even more upclose and special. Overnight stay at local teahouse. Walking time: 3 to 4 hours, Accommodation: Local lodge, Included Meals: B, L, D.

Day 10 : Trek From Machhapuchhre Base Camp To Annapurna Base Camp (4130M/13545Ft)

Location: Machhapuchhare Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

There won’t be a much of walking today, as we are that close to our destination and major highlight of this trek. In just two hours, we will be there at Annapurna Base Camp. We don’t see much vegetation at this altitude. Also known as Annapurna Sanctuary, we feel like we are being surrounded by high Himalayas from all direction. We are free to explore around Annapurna Base camp throughout the day. Accommodation at local tea house. Walking time: 2 to 3 hours, Accommodation: Local lodge, Included Meals: B, L, D.

Day 11 : Trek From Annapurna Base Camp To Bamboo (2310M/7576Ft)

Location: Annapurna Base Camp, Bamboo Guesthouse

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today will also be the beautiful sunrise watching day. We wake up before sunrise, as the sun rays hits the Himalayas, we take plenty of pictures. Then after having our breakfast in hotel, we return Bamboo. Walking down, it won’t be that tough task today; however you should take care of shaky legs. Furthermore, we walk through beautiful glaciers, forests; we arrive at Bamboo at end of the day. There will be huge drop of 2000 meters in elevation. Accommodation at local lodge. Walking time: 6 to 7 hours, Accommodation: Local lodge, Included Meals: B, L, D.

Day 12 : Trek From Bamboo To Jhinu Danda (1780M/5840Ft)

Location: Bamboo Guesthouse, Jhinu Danda

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We continue returning back to where we all began. Today we head back towards Chhomrong through rough terrains, and slightly ascends. Afterwards, the route takes us down through plenty of stone stairs. And we cross the river. With couple of ascend and descends, we arrive at Jhinu Danda today. The major attraction at this place is the natural hotspring. Walking 20mins down the main trail, we take a dip at hotspring and simply relax. Finally after relaxing our tired muscles, we step into local teahouse for overnight stay. Walking time: 5 to 6 hours, Accommodation: Local lodge, Included Meals: B, L, D.

Day 13 : Trek From Jhinu Danda To Naya Pul Then Drive To Pokhara

Location: Jhinu Danda, Naya Pul, Pokhara

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving behind Jhinu Dada, we descend down until we see the river stream, again climb through valleys and down through the forests. Ascends and descends continues as we finally arrive at Sauli Bazar and Nayapul at an end of the day. In this way, finally after arriving at Nayapul , we take a drive towards Pokhara and conclude our amazing Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Walking time: 5 to 6 hours,

Day 14 : Drive From Pokhara To Kathmandu

Location: Pokhara, Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

We drive towards Kathmandu. Upon arrival at capital city, we will organize farewell dinner at one of the cultural restaurant with good performances. Accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu. Driving time: 6 to 7 hours, Accommodation: Hotel, Included Meals: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner


Quick Note: You also have an option to extend your Nepal trekking trip with an extra day at Pokhara to explore even more natural and cultural attractions. Similarly, Chitwan Safari, Rafting, or Bungee jumping and Paragliding, Everest mountain flight and there are many more activities that you can experience while you are in Nepal.

Day 15 : Airport Drop And International Departure From Kathmandu

Location: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

With plenty of wonderful Annapurna Base Camp Trekking memories, you will be transferred to TIA for your scheduled international flight by one of our office representative. We hope that you like our services, and look forward to organize even more treks, tours and adventures in near future. See you soon. Farewell! Included Meals: Breakfast

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu (3 nights only) and Pokhara (3 nights only) including breakfast

  • Accommodation

    Guesthouse accommodation during the trek in twin-share and dormitory-style room ( 9 nights only)

  • Meals – Full Board

    Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff

  • Meals – Breakfast Only

  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara by a private tourist vehicle

  • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

  • Local Accessible Adventure licensed English-speaking trekking guide

  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests.)

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permits and TIMS card for trekking

  • Down jacket and sleeping bag by Accessible Adventure (which need to be returned after the trek)

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What's Not Included

  • Country Entry Visas

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara

  • Travel insurance which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation

  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks

  • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Includes section

  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected.)

  • Personal trekking equipment (Click on the Equipment tab.)

Check out our Q&As

  • Do I need vaccinations?

    Legally, you do not need any vaccinations to enter Nepal. But it is recommended to consult a nearby physician and get Malaria, Typhoid, Meningitis, and/or other vaccinations especially if you are visiting during the summer or spring season when mosquitoes and other bugs appear.

  • What permits are required? How do I get it?

    For this trekking, every non-Nepali citizen should obtain ACAP permits and a TIMS card. Both of these permits will be arranged by our company. And you need to bring a couple of pp size photographs to fill up the forms.

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes.

  • What about packing for ABC?

    Packing essentials is very essential. You are advised to pack less but don’t miss an essential. First of all, if you already have your down jacket, trekking shoes, sleeping bag, mat, then it is advised to bring your gears. Or, you also have an option to buy or hire at Kathmandu/Pokhara.

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No.

  • What is the maximum group size?

    50

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes but not in Kathmandu

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    Mostly you will have a typical guesthouse on the trip but here in Kathamndu and Pokhara, you will have a 3 star rated hotel.

  • What is the tipping policy?

    It is not included.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    You will have your guide and porter during your trip.

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    Yes

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 2012

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    We can discuss. So please first mail us.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    You can simply mail us.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact with the company as it frequently keeps on changing.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    You will have your permits for the trip.

Reviews of this operator

David Luis  

Accessible offers best

13-Feb-2022

I really recommend to go! The local guides Shiva and Himal are super professionals who know everything about the region, the weather and how to be prepared to any obstacles which often happen in the mountains. We’ve been in the trek in January offseason, there was a lot of snow and the weather changed unpredictably. Our guides helped us to fulfil the dream and to summit ABC despite all the factors. They were very supportive and friendly! There is a special reward to be with the locals in the Great Himalayas with the opportunity to explore the local life, traditional cuisine, Buddhist cultural aspects!

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  • NEPAL IS OPEN!

    Dear Valued Clients,


    Now you can easily enter Nepal, get on-arrival visa, no quarantine whatsoever, immediately start your activities and experience what Nepal has to offer.

    Over 100 people have traveled with us since the reopening of Nepal in October 2021. They mainly trekked in major trekking regions such as Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang, etc. They had an amazing time in the Himalayas with us. Now it is your turn to explore Nepal and you are heartily welcome here!

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    Visitors should have a proof of receiving their last dose of Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 full days prior to entering Nepal.
    Visitors should have a negative PCR report no older than 72 hours before checking into the flight to Kathmandu.
    Visitors should have a printed copy of the international travelers’ online form (www.ccmc.gov.np).
    Visitors should have expedition or trekking or other permits, which will be arranged by your travel operator/agency in Nepal. (We will email you the permit before your arrival.)
    Visitors should have a confirmation of hotel booking. (We will email you the hotel booking confirmation before your arrival.)
    Masks are not mandatory for the fully vaccinated visitors. You can freely travel around and visit all places without masks. But, if you still want to wear masks, that is your choice and you are free to do it.
    Once you have provided the necessary documents and followed the required steps, you will be issued an on-arrival Nepal entry visa after paying the fees (USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50 for 30 days and USD 125 for 90 days).

    There are a few exit procedures that you need to follow. You will need a negative PCR test before your departure. We can help you arrange this test with the approved hospital. We can either call the test team at your hotel or you can visit the hospital (Both test and transportation costs are yours to bear). Your test will be available within next 24 hours. Additionally, you will need to fill up a CCMC form again and we can assist you to fill it up and print it for you.

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