Duration : 14 Days/13 Nights
Best Seasons: Spring, Autumn, Winter
Accomodations: Tea House
Max Altitude: 4,130m
Annapurna Base Camp, also known by Annapurna sanctuary, is a wonderful trek that takes you to the Base Camp of the immense south face of Annapurna I (8,091m), 10th highest mountain in the world. The trail passes through cultivated fields and beautiful forests of oak, magnolia, and rhododendron of the Annapurna region. You will walk through banks of pristine rivers, mountain pastures, dip into natural hot springs, slate-roofed tropical villages and encounter caravan of mules carrying necessary supplies to remote villages. Along the way, we meet friendly locals and exchange greetings ‘ Namaste’. From the Base Camp of Annapurna, trekkers can enjoy the up-close view of 10 peaks over 6,000m that includes Hiunchuli, Fang, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare (Mount Fish Tail) and many other peaks. Moreover, while on the trek we come across the most prominent ethnic groups of people like Gurung, Thakali and others permanently living in the Annapurna area. Whoever begins the trek to the Annapurna Base Camp, the views are of course amazing and at Base Camp, you can find yourself directly in front of Annapurna and surrounded by peaks on all sides. The trail to Annapurna Base Camp lies a bit low in the canyon and it is susceptible to avalanches coming from the peaks above. With the inclusion of Poon Hill hike in the itinerary, our proposed Annapurna Base Camp trek can be longer by several days. Starting from Nayapul we encounter sub-tropical heat, pretty villages and neatly terraced rice fields enjoying the panoramic view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas. The best time to visit Annapurna Base Camp is during spring and autumn. Spring is the time to see the blooming of rhododendrons while the clearest skies are found after the monsoon is over, that is, in October and November. At these times the weather is generally mild and pleasant. In fact, October is the high season for trekking in Nepal.
Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel (1,300m/4,265ft) .
Preparation day for trekking
Drive to Pokhara (827m/2,713ft)
Drive to Dhampus and Commenced trek to Landruk
Landruk to Chhomrung (2,170m/7,119ft)
Chhumrung to Bamboo (2,310m/7,578ft)
Bamboo to Dewrali (3,230m/10,597ft)
Dewrali to MBC (3,700m/12,139ft)
MBC to ABC (4130m/13,550ft) then back to Himalaya
Himalaya to Jhinudada (hot spring) (1,780m/5,839ft)
Jhinudada to Tikhedunga then drive to Pokhara (827m/2,713ft)
Rest day in Pokhara
Fly back to Kathmandu .
International and domestic airport transfers .
3 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 3 nights in Pokhara with BB Plan on sharing basis
Domestic flight from Pokhara - Kathmandu .
Tourist bus Katmandu - Pokhara
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with hot drinks and tea/coffee
Trekking Information Management System (TIMS)
Annapurna Conservation Area Permit Fee (ACAP)
An English Speaking Trekking Guide& necessary porters
First aid medical kit .
Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.
Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Travel Insurance and High Altitude Insurance (Accident, Medical and Rescue).
Phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, water, and hot shower.
Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
Personal trekking gears .
Personal shopping & expenses.