Annapurna Base Camp Trek / ABC TrekkingThe most popular route in Annapurna Region
"Pokhara- Birethanti- Ghorepani Poonhill-Chomrong and Annapurna Base camp Trek"
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the very popular trekking trails in Annapurna region which is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna. It offers the finest view of Annapurna I (8091m.), Mt. Fang (7647m.), Gangapurna (7454m), Annapurna South (7273m.), Mt. Fishtail (6997m.), and Glacier Dome. The approach to the base camp is through Modi Khola valley.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is full of natural beauty including beautiful forest of rhododendron, oak, pine and many other trees. The flowering vegetation along the way makes anyone feel it is the natural garden. The exploration of unique culture of Magar and Gurung ethnicity is another aspect of the trek. The hospitality of the people of the region can be a good example of respective attitude towards the visitors. The region is perfect for both the adventure seekers and nature explorers.
Visitors can see different kinds of birds and animals while trekking including some rare animals like snow leopard, musk deer etc. as the region is a conserved area by ACAP. The picturesque view of the landscape is very attractive in Annapurna region. The best season for trekking Annapurna region is from March to May and September to December. The trail passes through Birethanti, reaches a Gurung village called Chhomrong at the altitude of 2660m. The route continues past by Hinko cave and reaches to a pass between Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre peaks.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Highlights:
Time for Nepal: 14 days
Trekking Duration: 12 days
Trekking Destination: Everest Base Camp
Starting Point: Nayapul
Ending Point: Nayapul
Accommodation: lodge/ Camping
Maximum altitude: 4130m
Group Size: Any
Day 01: Arrival in Katmandu, transfer to hotel, brief about the trip, and well-come dinner at evening.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 km/ 6-7 hours): Drive by tourist Bus.
Day 03: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1577 m.): Breakfast at the hotel and drive 1 hour Nayapul by car.trek to Tikhedhunga.( 4 hour)
Day 04: Tikedhunga to Ghorepani (2855 m.) 6 hour Trek
Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani. ( 2630 m) 6 hour
In the morning, we will get up early and go for hiking to Poon Hill. From here you will see fantastic view of sunrise, and panoramic view of Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail and others. Then, we will come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and continue walking to Tadapani.
Day 06: Tadapani to Chhomrong( 2170m) 5 hour
Day 07: Chomrong to Himalaya Hotel (2873 m.)
Day 08: Himalaya Hotel to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) (3700m)
Day 09: MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) 4130m
Day 10: A.B.C to Bamboo (2310m) 6 hour
Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda( Natural Hotspring) 1780m ( 3 hour)
Day 12: Jhinu to Nayapul- Pokhara . 4 hour trek and drive back to Pokhara.
Day 13: pokhara. To Kathmandu by Bus/Car/Plane
Day 14: Departure from Nepal as per time
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Welcome to the country of Mt. Everest! As you arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives will receive you and transfer to the hotel which you have booked in Kathmandu. Hotel staffs will complete check in and manage for your accommodation. We organize welcome dinner in the hotel in the evening with our team.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara drive by Bus- 6 hrs.
After breakfast, we leave Kathmandu and drive to Pokhara through Prithivi Highway. On the way, we enjoy the overwhelming view of rocky hills while going along the river. The road is smooth but traffic jam may disturb. We stop in Kurintar for a cup of tea from where we view the Cable-car’s sliding up and down to Manakamana. If time remains, you will visit important places of Pokhara city. Fewa Lake, Mahendra Cave, Davis Falls, Gorge of Seti River under Mahendrapul and many other places are there to visit in Pokhara. Night stay in a hotel in Pokhara city
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m.)
Today, after having breakfast in Pokhara we drive for an hour to Naya Pul. Our trekking starts from the same spot. We walk for 3-4 hours to reach Tikhe Dhunga. The trail is not difficult though we have to climb. You can visit other trekkers ascending to the altitude. The journey is entertaining enough. A lot of picturesque views inspire you to click your camera during your trek. We stay in Tikhe Dhunga in a guest house.
Day 04: Tikhedunga to Ghorepani Trek (2860m.)- 6 hrs.
This day trekking trail is slightly uphill to Ghorepani. The astonishing view of high Himalayas and beautiful landscape gives pleasant experience while following the trail. We pass through some settlements and terraced fields. We stay in a lodge at Ghorepani.
Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani Trek (2520m.) 6-7 hrs.
On this day, we trek for more than 6 hours to reach Tadapani. We pass through a forest and continue along the river side. You can hike to Poonhill to get the photographic scenes of natural landscape. The mountains are seen glowing while walking through the route to Tadapani. We stay overnight in a lodge in Tadapani.
Day 06: Tadapani to Chhomrong Trek (2020m.)
On this day, we walk descending to Kemrung Stream. After crossing the forest of rhododendron we walk towards Chhomrong across Gurung village. Chhomrong warmly offers us the close-up view of Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Mt. Annapurna, Virgin Peak and Hiunchuli. You can explore Chhomrong area stay in a lodge overnight.
Day 07: Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel Trek (2850m.)- 6 hrs.
This day trekking trail follows Chhomrong River and ascends for some elevation. On the route, we cross through rhododendron forest and reach Dovan. The picturesque view of the natural beauty follows us while we trek. Remaining afternoon and the evening is to wander around Dovan. We spend a night in Himalaya Hotel.
Day 08: Himalaya Hotel to MBC Trek (3700m.)
This day trekking trail heads to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The route is pleasant with the views of the photographic scene of the landscape and snow capped mountains. It is about 6 hours walk to reach the destination but we can preserve time if we increase our speed. We stay overnight in MBC.
Day 09: MBC to Annapurna Base Camp trek (4130m.)
After having hot breakfast, the trekking trail continues to Annapurna Base Camp. The area is known as Annapurna Sanctuary which is covered with lofty mountains. The area gives an astonishing view of Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Barah Shikhar. We spend night in a guest house dined with potato soup and traditional Gurung bread which is specially for preventing from effects of cold.
Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo Trek (2300m.) 6hrs.
This day trek is retrieve back from Annapurna Base camp to Bamboo. Annapurna South and high Himalayan peaks tries to pull back to base camp where you feel heavenly intoxicated with the beauty of nature. Pleasant walking through forests and passing some villages provide chances to explore the area. We stay overnight in a guest house in Bamboo.
Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda Trek (1780m.) 5 hrs.
On this day, we trek Jhinu Danda. The trekking is descending from Jhinu Danda with the pleasant walk enjoying the scenic beauty. We reach at Jhinu Dada and explore the surrounding area. The panoramic views are impressive from the hill especially sunset views are lovely. We stay overnight in a guest house in Jhinu Danda.
Day 12: Jhinu Danda to Nayapul Trek and drive back to Pokhara
This is the final day of our trekking. We trek to Nayapul from Jhinu Danda and end our trek there. We drive back to Pokhara and explore the beauty of it. You can climb to Sarangkot hill which is famous for adventurous paragliding sport. Explore Pokhara City and overnight stay in a hotel
Day13: Drive back to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to hotel where you either have leisure time or you may catch the last moments exploring the missed sights. There are opportunities of shopping for gifts to your nearest ones. In the evening, we have a celebration dinner together.
Day 14: Departure Day
As it is the last day, we have to bid goodbye to the guest as visit in Nepal comes to the end for this time. If you have time enough, you can have sightseeing and purchasing the token of love from Nepal. Before 3 hours of scheduled flight, our representatives will take you to the TIA. We hope you will be planning for another adventure-trip while you are on returning back to your homeland. You can extend your Nepal stay if you have time and money too.
Cost include on:
- Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
- 2 Nights standard accommodation in Katmandu.
- Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
- All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
- Ground transportation by Tourist Bus from Katmandu to Pokhara / Kathmandu by tourist bus.
- Private car/Van from trek starting and end ending place from Pokhara. To Pokhara.
- All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the treks.
- Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
- An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
- Two night standard accommodation in Pokhara.
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
- Sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and walking stick, if necessary.
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- All government taxes.
- Service charge.
- Welfare diner
Cost does not include on:
- Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Katmandu).
- Your Travel and rescue insurance.
- Food in city like Katmandu and Pokhara. (also arrive early from mountain than our Itinerary.
- Your personal expenses. (Phone call, Laundry service, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porter, bottle of water or hot water, shower etc.)
- All the alcoholic drinks and bar bills .
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Extra Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu becuse of early arrive or late departure. early arrive from mountain (due to any reason) Than the schedule Itinerary.
- Tips for the guide and porter.
Name: Wanwisa Ruangsomboon
Trip Feed Back: Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
Here is our letter for you. We are thinking about Annapurna Base Camp for our next trip in 2011!!!
“We have been to Nepal and trek to Poonhill on mid Oct 09. We asked Babu for porter and we got Gakul as a porter. He took care us very well, helping to arranged accommodation, food and everything while we were trekking.
We are very happy that Babu helps us to arrange everything and he also called us when we were in Pokhara to make sure that everything is all right.
Thank you to make our travel smoothly and we are sure to use his supporting again for the next trip !!!!!“
““เรากับเพื่อนไป Trek ที่ Poonhill มาเมื่อกลางเดือนตุลา 52 โดยใช้บริการบริษัทของบาบู คือตอนแรกก็ไม่ได้คิดว่าจะใช้บริการอะไรของเค้าหรอก กะว่าแค่จะให้ทำใบอนุญาติให้อย่างเดียว แต่พอมาได้คุยแล้วก็ถูกคอกัน ก็เลยตกลงจะใช้ลูกหาบของบริษัทบาบู ได้ลูกหาบชื่อ Gakul นิสัยดีแล้วก็ดูแลให้ทุกอย่างเพราะเราก็ไปกันสองคนผู้หญิงเทคแคร์ประมาณน้องสาวเลยค่ะ พอไปถึงโพคาราบาบูก็โทรมาถามว่าถึงหรือยังโอเคไหมมีที่พักแล้วหรือยัง โดยที่เค้าก็จะไม่บังคับว่าต้องพักที่ๆเค้าแนะนำนะค่ะ ตอนกลับมาจากการเดินเขาก็โทรมาถามตลอกว่าการเดินทางเป็นยังไงโอเคไหม ก็แบบดูแลดี แล้วก็ไม่เคยยัดเยียดโปรแกรมหรืออะไรให้ คือแบบแฟร์ๆ ก็เลยชอบ ก็คิดว่าถ้ากลับมาคราวหน้าก็จะใช้บริการของเค้าอีกนั่นแหละ สนใจก็ลองเข้าไปหาข้อมูลเค้าได้นะค่ะรับรองว่าไว้ใจได้แล้วก็ได้มิตรภาพที่ดีกลับมาเด้วยค่ะ”
All Our trip prices do not include the international flight costs. The Domestic flight will be including in our Package if you requested.( Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara To Kathmandu ,round trip flight cost: USD396 per perosn.
Accommodations we provide
We provide all accommodations in local tea house lodges on twin sharing basis as our trip itinerary.. You will have standard tea houses/lodges/hotels in mountain which are common rooms with sharing washing and bathroom. The lodges we choose is on standard of service and good location. During the trip in Nepal, we will provide 2 nights tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu. and 2 Night in Pokhara.(if you would like to take 3 star or 5 star hotel, the cost will be extra) And during your trekking, If you would like to have private single room, then you can request by paying single supplement.
What is your trip has responsibility ?Adventure Great Himalaya works closely with the AGH Social Foundation. www.aghsocialwork.org and is one of the main benefactors of the foundation; we give support to the Foundation in many different way, Our 10% income directly goes to this organization.
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