Total 11 days 4130m Trek days 7 Moderate

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Conservation Area

ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK

TREK HIGHLIGHTS

  • The spectacular feeling of the highest mountains in the world in 360 degrees. Once in Annapurna Base Camp you are surrounded by a ring of giant snowed Himalaya mountains that will take your breath away.
  • Panorama of Machapuchare (the sacred virgin mountain that has never been summited) from several points of view.
  • At Jhinu Danda, we enjoy a warm bath in the Hot Springs before heading back to Pokhara the next day.
  • All of this at lower altitudes than Everest; not as strenuous.
  • We take a flight to Pokhara and to return to Kathmandu. This means that you skip two full days of uncomfortable bust trip and you get to enjoy free time in Pokhara and Kathmandu to explore the cities and the surroundings, rest well, have a great meal in front of the Phewa Tal (Pokhara Lake), have a bicycle ride along the lake… you name it!
  • Good option for all kind of fitness levels.

ABOUT ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK

This is the moment to get immersed in the Gurung culture. Wonderful Rhododendron forest, terraced fields and cascading waterfalls will cross your path during this great experience that will approach you to the land of the Annapurnas. Absolutely astonishing views of the Himalayan giants are a gift for our eyes and our senses in this magical trek.

The experience being surrounded by the biggest mountains of the Annapurna range is something you will never be able to forget. Be prepared to trek through the valley of the Modi river accompanied by spectacular nature.

During the trek, we have the privilege to contemplate Machhapuchhre, a very special and sacred mountain that cannot be climbed.

We start the adventure with a 2-hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. Our trekking will take us first to Ghandruk, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved villages of the region. Passing by various suspension bridges along our journeys, we will arrive in Annapurna Base Camp surrounded by a ring of giant mountains. The reward is served this is one of our best trekkings in Nepal!

These are some of the spectacular mountains that we will contemplate within this very trek: Machhapuchhre (Fishtail 6997m), Annapurna III (7555m), Ganggapurna (7454m), Gandharva Chuli (6248m), Fluted Peak (6,501m), Annapurna South (7219m), Bharha Chuli (Fang 7647m), Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli 5695m), Tare Kang (Glacier Dome 7069m), Khangsar Kang (Roc Noir 7485m), Patal Hiun Chuli (6,441m)…

Check our Trip Schedule below this page for more details.

Did you know? Machhapuchhre means Fishtail (Macha: fish, Puchre: tale). You will clearly see the similarities of the fish tale from many perspectives during the trek.

“The greatest danger in life is not to take the adventure”
George Mallory (mountaineer. First attempt to make the first ascent to Mount Everest in 1924 from noth side, Tibet. 1886 – 1924. Disappeared on the north ridge and found in 1999 800m vertical feet (245m) from the summit)

What’s included:

  • Nepali Licenced Guide English fluent (from 4 persons an assistant guide will be added, from 10 persons 2 assistant guides will be added).
  • Porter (1 porter every 2 persons. Each porter will carry maximum 15Kg).
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System): this is the trekking permit.
  • National Park Entrance fee.
  • All domestic flights.
  • All airport pickups and drop offs.
  • High comfort Hotels before and after the trek with Breakfast included (4 nights in total).
  • A welcome dinner on the arrival day.
  • Accommodation during the trek in lodges/tea house.
  • Food during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Water* and cup of tea or coffee in every meal during the trek. (*Click here to know more)
  • Medical kit.
  • Staff insurance.
  • Taxes.

What’s not included

  • International flights.
  • Visa. Check our page About Nepal for Visa information.
  • Insurance with mountain rescue and repatriation compulsory. In case of doubt, do not hesitate to ask us when booking your trip and we will be happy to help you find the best option for you.
  • Meals before and after the trekking adventure (except breakfasts and 1 welcome dinner included)
  • Alcohol, soft drinks and snacks
  • Necessary trek equipment and personal material. See our list of things to bring to a trek to have an idea of what you need.
  • Personal medicines
  • Hot shower during the trek (often available in lodges under cost)
  • Electronic devices battery recharge (often available in lodges under cost). It is advisable to carry a portable charger if you have electronic devices to be charged during the trek.

Best time to trek: Spring and Autumn (April, May until mid-June / October, November until mid-December). Check our page “When to visit Nepal and When to Trek”.

*NOTE: Flights at the airport of Pokhara rarely get canceled or delayed in high seasons (Spring and Autumn) but can be delayed or canceled because of bad weather. Please, be prepared for potential delays. It is advisable that clients have insurance coverage for their international flight in case of delays in their return flight or allow extra days when booking the return international flight.

ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK MAP

ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK COST

01Day One: Arrival Kathmandu (1400m)

Airport pick up and transfer to Hotel. There will be a welcome dinner with your guide. First taste of the wonderful local food.

02Day Two: Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m)

We pick up the flight in the morning that will take us to Pokhara in 25 minutes! Once we arrive, we will transfer you to your hotel and you will have the rest of the day for you to explore and do any activity wish. We are happy to make recomendations of accompany you for a City Tour if you wish. Options in Pokhara are numerous, but some of the ones we reccomend would be: a walk along the Lake side and a tasty meal in front of the lake. Visit the World Peace Pagoda that oversees the Lake and the whole Pokhara city, go to the top of Mount Sarangkot for excellent views of Pokhara Valley and Annapurna Himalayan Range, visit the International Mountaneering Museum (to get amazed by the Nepali cultural richness, a deep look into the flora and fauna of the country, get a great geological understanding of the formation of the Himalayan Range and learn from the history of famous climbers and material used over the years...), take a bike and ride along the Pokhara lake and discover the villages around, have a walk along the Lake Side street to discover a variety of artisian handy crafts from the region... and many more options!

03Day Three: Pokhara to Nayapul (1070m) and walk to Ghandruk (1940m) / Time: 5 to 6 hours

The first steps of the trek will take us to the very special village of Ghandruk. Ancient and greately well conserved village, Ghandruk will be home for the very first night in a mountain lodge. The adventure has just started!

04Day Four: Ghandruk to Sinuwa (2360m) / Time: 5 to 6 hours

Some steep terrain on the way to Chhomrong will make us descend again to the Chhomrong river to again go up to Sinuwa, where astonishing views of Machhapuchare are showing magestically! The privileged views from here will make us understand how worth has been choosing this trek! and this is just the first taste!

05Day Five: Sinuwa to Himalaya (2920m) / Time: 5 to 6 hours

Walking through bamboo forests, the terrain is more gentle with some ups and downs until our destination: Himalaya village.

06Day Six: Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) / Time: 5 to 6 hours

Our last journey to ABC. The breathtaking walk through astonishing mountains warming you up as you approach the wonderful scenery of the Annapurna Base Camp. Every step is worth making. Today we start feeling the altitude. Drink lots of water and walk slowly is the key to enjoy the trek. Prepare your camera!

07Day Seven: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m) / Time: 5 to 6 hours

We descend along the same valley following the Modi river, now with a totally new perspective of the scenery. We will feel our strength built up during the previous days.

08Day Eight: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda Hot Springs (1780m) / Time: 5 to 6 hours

Our reward arrives with the luxury of the Hot Springs. In the evening we can walk to the Hot Springs located by the Modi river and recover our musles with this relaxing activity. We contemplate the river flowing whilst we are comfortably warm inside the natural hot springs. A tasty dinner will feel better than ever!

09Day Nine: Jhinu Danda Hot Springs to Syauli Bazar (1220m) and back to Pokhara / Time: 4 to 5 hours

If you wish, you can still enjoy the Hot Springs again first thing in the morning before breakfast! We have a comfortable walk to Syauli Bazar, where we will take the transport back to Pokhara. After checking in again at the Hotel in Pokhara, the evening is now yours to relax and have a meal by the Lake. The lights reflecting on the Lake in the night offer us a very special scenery.

010Day Ten: Pokhara to Kathmandu

We will take a 25 minute flight back to Kathmandu and will transfer you to the Hotel. The rest of the day is yours for exploring the city, have some local food and check out the crafts in Thamel to take with you some memories of the country that Inspired You.

011Day Eleven: Transfer to the international Airport and end of our services unless arranged differently

We hope to see you again soon!

Date Spaces Status Prices
  • Contact Us or Check Departures 10 People max Open USD1550 / CAD1926 / €1244* Book Now
*Our rates are established in US Dollar. The exchange rate CAD and € is from 03/02/2018 and is likely to be revised if there is a strong fluctuation. · The price is for a minimum of 4 people. Individual, 2 people or 3 people bookings can have an additional charge. Please check with us. · All accommodations are based on twin room. It is possible to request single room in Kathmandu or Pokhara under supplement. During the trek single room can be requested only if available. · Please, contact us and we will accommodate your needs.

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