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Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 14 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek also referred as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek has a stunning route that follows the Modi Khola (River) Valley up to the Annapurna South base camp. The base camp is located in a beautiful natural bowl formed by a ring of eight 7000+ Himalayan peaks. As the trek progresses, it passes through a huge variety of landscapes as the altitude increases until the glaciers of the Himalaya are reached at the sanctuary.

The Annapurna Region in central Nepal is the most geographically and culturally diverse region for trekking. The area boasts a variety of diverse cultures, tribes and castes including the Brahmins, the Chettris, the Newars, the Gurungs, the Magars, Manangis and the Tibetans. This area has sub-tropical lowlands, valleys, forests of bamboo, oak and rhododendron, alpine meadows, windswept desert plateaus and the towering Annapurna Mountains. This area has the world's deepest river gorge, Kali Gandaki, lying some 6900 metres (22,563 ft.) that lies below Annapurna I , world's eighth highest mountain) and the Fishtail mountain. The area is home to over 440 species of birds and animals like the marten deer, Langur (monkey) and the elusive snow leopard.

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Upon arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by our representatives and transferred to hotel. Today you are free and easy to spend time on your own.  You may wish to do some shopping of trekking gears such as pants, trousers, t shirts, jacket, trekking boats, hats, caps, globes, water bottles etc which are found everywhere in Thamel at a reasonable price.

In the evening we will proceed for welcome dinner hosted by our company.

Dinner included

After breakfast, we will start our drive to Pokhara which is approx 6 to 7 hours from Kathmandu. Pokhara is a beautiful valley surrounded by Annapurna Range and Fishtail Mountain. Pokhara is also famous for lakes and its natural beauty. Pokhara is the starting place for many beautiful treks of Nepal. Upon arriving in Pokhara, check in to hotel and free time to rest or have a nice walk in the beautiful lake side area.

Breakfast included

After breakfast we will drive to Nayapul and then commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town beside the Modi River. Head up the main trail to Sudami where we climb gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Hille (1495m) before pushing on to Tikhe Dhunga.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Today will be a pleasant walking day. We will trek through rhododendron and oak forests and across streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti. From Nangethanti we head up to Ghorepani (2850m). Ghorepani is a popular area during this trek as there are many family friendly tea houses and it is also a place from where we start the famous Poon Hill view point trek.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

An early start and an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3195m) leads us to a brilliant spectacle, this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. Poon Hill is a very popular view point for Himalayan Sunrise along with amazing Mountain views. After spending about 45 minutes on the hillside, 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 to Tadapani (2550m)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Dropping down from Tadapani, 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 pass the village of Chhomrong which lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli. From Chhomrong the trail descends until Chhomrong Khola then trail begins a slow climb as we head up to our destination for the day.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

We will walk towards Kuldi Ghar about 2.5 to 3 hrs walking. There is a clearing in the forest a little further on, from there the route goes very steeply down a bank of rock and then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. We will pass by the pasture of Tomo, and then the very neck of the gorge at Pantheon Barah, where there is a small trail and a shrine. The track climbs to Himalaya hotel at the campsite where we will overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Today we climb past the Machhapuchhare Base Camp (MBC) which isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted to reach Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountains. From here it is a two-hour trek to Annapurna Base camp, which offers spectacular views of amazing mountains.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

This morning, we will enjoy brilliant mountain views with our breakfast. Then we will trek down to Dovan via MBC. Trek for around 5 hours to reach Dovan which is located at 2600m and commands beautiful sceneries.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Today we will trek down to Chhomrong which is close to Ghandruk Village. Once we have passed Khuldibikas where there is an experimental sheep Farm, the trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo fields before reaching to Chhomrong.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

This is an easy and short day trekking. From Chhomrong the trail descends through forests to Gurjung Khola and then the trail ascends slightly until Kimche. Ghandruk is a village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal; they have their own dialect, culture, costume, and life style. Ghandruk is one of the famous destinations for trekkers for its beautiful mountain views and easy reach from Pokhara or Kathmandu. Our early arrival means we have the afternoon to visit the Annapurna conservation office, Museum and explore the village.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

As we are coming to an end of a beautiful trekking trip, today we will walk back to Nayapul where we first started our trek. It will take around 4 hours to reach Nayapul. There our vehicle will be waiting for us to drive us back to Pokhara which will take around 2 hours. On reaching Pokhara, check in to your hotel and free time to explore Lake side area on your own.

Breakfast & Lunch included

After breakfast, we will drive back to Kathmandu enjoying the beautiful sceneries and crossing many hills and rivers. After reaching Kathmandu check in to your hotel and you have short time to refresh. In the evening we will proceed for farewell dinner with cultural show in a traditional Nepalese restaurants hosted by our company to celebrate the successful completion of your trek.

Breakfast & Dinner included

Today you are free until your departure time to Airport. You can rest or relax or do shopping if you have some time. Our representative will come to pick you up 3 hours prior to departure time and transfer you to Airport. Have a good flight back home with beautiful Himalayan memories of Nepal.

Breakfast included

Cost Includes:

  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast on a twin shared basis
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Pokhara inclusive of breakfast on a twin shared basis
  • 09 nights’ accommodation during trek in a Tea House on a twin shared basis
  • All meals while on trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Airport – Hotel – Airport Transfers (Arrival & Departure)
  • English speaking Trek leader/Guide
  • Porters to carry your bags (1 porter for 2 guests)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Duffel bags, T- Shirt (Yours to keep)
  • Food, Accommodation, Salary, Insurance and equipment’s for all staffs
  • All necessary permits for the trek
  • Medical Kit (carried by guide)
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner
  • All ground transfers on a comfortable private vehicle
  • Government, hotel and all applicable taxes

Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfare and taxes
  • Travel Insurance with rescue and emergency evacuation
  • Nepal Entry visa (Visa is obtained in Nepal Airport immigration on arrival. USD 30 for 15 days Visa, USD 50 for 30 days Visa and USD 125 for 90 days visa. All the visas are multiple entry visas. Please carry 02 passport sized photograph for the visa.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • All items of personal nature like telephone bills, laundry, drink etc.
  • Items such as hot water for shower/drinking; Mobile phone and camera charging etc will be extra during trek which can be paid to the tea house/lodge owner directly.
  • Tipping to guide, porter and driver
  • Any other item that is not mentioned in the Cost includes list.

How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp?

Annapurna Base Camp trekking is a moderate trek which still presents a variety of obstacles. Despite this, it is not overly strenuous, featuring steep and rugged trails, stone stairs, and daily walking for up to six hours.

Is Annapurna Base Camp for beginners?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek beginning from a base in Pokhara is a great multi-day trek for reasonably fit travellers.

How long does it take to trek to Annapurna Base Camp?

The hiking trail to Annapurna Base Camp is accessible from multiple trailheads and can take anywhere between 6 and 12 days to complete, depending on your route.

How long does the Annapurna Base Camp trek take?

The hiking trail to Annapurna Base Camp is accessible from several trailheads and depending on your route, the duration can vary.

What is the best time to do Annapurna Base Camp trek?

Autumn in the Himalayas is peak trekking season, with October generally considered to be the best time to trek the Annapurna Circuit. The monsoon has cleared the air, resulting in dust-free trails and busy tea houses, particularly in Manang.

Is Annapurna Sanctuary same as Annapurna Base Camp?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek, also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, is a legendary journey through the Himalaya to the base camp of Annapurna I, a Nepalese mountain of 8091m.

What is special about Annapurna?

Annapurna is a subrange of the Himalaya, reaching 8,091 m (26,538 ft), making it the 10th-highest summit in the world, and one of fourteen over 8,000 meters in the Himalaya and Karakoram ranges. It is bounded by a huge gorge cut through the Himalaya by the Kali Gandaki River to the Marsyangdi River.

Why is Annapurna Base Camp famous?

Machapuchare and the Modi Khola Valley is one of the most popular trekking routes in the world.Annapurna Base Camp, situated 8091 m above sea level, is renowned for its trekking opportunities in the Annapurna region. It is part of a national park featuring the world's deepest gorge, several high mountain lakes, and an abundance of biodiversity. The trail journey via Mt. Machapuchare and the Modi Khola Valley is among the most sought-after trekking routes globally.

How long is the ABC trek?

Trek Distance 110km / 68.35 miles, Highest Altitude 4,090m / 13,418, Duration Approximately 5 to 6 hrs per day.

How difficult is Annapurna trek?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate and lengthy trekking route, making it a bit more challenging for novice trekkers who lack prior training and preparation. Nevertheless, it remains one of the most thrilling and adventurous treks for any trekker.

Is EBC harder than ABC?

EBC is a longer trail than ABC, covering 120 kilometers as opposed to 95, and usually taking 14 days to complete, compared to the 11 days it takes to traverse the ABC trail.

How many miles is Annapurna Sanctuary trek?

Trek Distance 110km / 68.35 miles, Highest Altitude 4,090m / 13,418, Duration Approximately 5 to 6 hrs per day.

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We had a wonderful three days trek at Annapurna with my partner just few days ago with nice and friendly guides pemba and sarpa both are so kind persons taking care of us very well .we went up to Australian camp and boys could manage everything for us . we enjoy the views the food the beautiful pokhara sunrise and the accomodations was brilliant I thanks to Mr Deepak

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  • duration Trip Duration : 14 Days
  • difficulty_level Trip Grade : Moderate
  • accommodation Accommodation : 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara; and Tea House during Trek.
  • altitude Max. Altitude : 4130 m/13545 ft
  • best_season Best Season : February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December

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