12 Days- Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m) is the 10th highest mountain in the world and the trekking to its base camp is one of the most popular treks on earth. Annapurna Base Camp(ABC) Trekking which is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking is the greatest prominent trekking in Nepal.

Like any other trip in the Annapurna region, our Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek also begins in Pokhara, widely known as the ‘City of Lakes' and passes through cascading waterfalls, beautiful villages, terraced farmlands, lush rhododendron forests, and amazing mountain vistas before reaching the base of the mighty Annapurna.
Trip Code: 1DABCT22
Starts: Nayapul
Finishes: Pokhara
Duration: 12 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 16
Seasons: Mar-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 4130m/ 13549.9ft
Trip Views: 634
Activities: Trekking
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Travel Style: Budget check Confortable Luxury


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Breakfast: 11
Lunch: 10
Dinner: 11
Jeep
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Hotel: 3 Night(s)
Teahouse: 6 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 2 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

12 days of Annapurna Sanctuary Trek takes you to some of the most beautiful places of Annapurna region; Ghandruk Village, Poon Hill, Annapurna Base Camp and so on.

Why this Trip

  • This trip is designed for beginners with sound physical fitness. You'll encounter beautiful sceneries, the glorious sunrise, traditional Gurung villages and of course, the magnificent view of exquisite Mt. Annapurna.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • • A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVE TO KATHMANDU (1350M)
    As soon as the airplane lands, you’ll sense the beginning of adventure. Our representative will be at the airport to greet you and escort you to the hotel. Savor the taste of hustle and bustle in Kathmandu, where everyone would seem busy but never too busy to greet you with smile. In the evening, we will brief about the itinerary and later we will go for nice dinner. Overnight stay at hotel;

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pick Up Services
    • Cultural Dinner Show
  • placeDAY 2 : DRIVE TO NAYAPUL (1070M)
    After the breakfast, we will drive towards Nayapul which will take approximately 7 hr. to reach from Kathmandu. Nayapul is an entrance to Ghandruk village so today we take rest there and tomorrow we will start our trek towards Annapurna Base Camp. Overnight in Nayapul;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Private vehicle to Nayapul
  • placeDAY 3 : TREK TO GHANDRUK (1940M)
    After breakfast, we start our trek towards the beautiful village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the largest Gurung Village rich in its unique Gurung culture and tradition. We can also get to observe the scenic views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli and other mountains from the viewpoint of Ghandruk. We stay overnight at the beautiful Gurung Village of Ghandruk;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 4 : TREK TO CHHOMRONG (2100M)
    We leave Ghandruk with the beautiful views of Annapurna South and Fishtail Mountain and descend steeply to the valley basin at Ghurjung River. From here, we climb along the mountainside to Chhomrong which is situated high up on the mountain ridge. Chhomrong is a Cultural village of Gurung people. The village boasts the majestic view of Annapurna South (7,219 m), Fishtail (6,993 m). Overnight in Chhomrong;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 5 : TREK TO DOVAN (2400M)
    We leave for Dovan by trekking down to Chhomrong River and then climbing up to Sinwa which takes about 3 hrs. From Sinwa, we will climb down to Modi River and again climb gently towards Dovan. Overnight stay at teahouse in Dovan;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 6 : TREK TO DEURALI (3300M)
    After breakfast, we walk for about 5 hours before we reach Deurali. We enter into higher altitude so we keep slow pace and climb to another hamlet of Himalaya. From there, we climb for about 1 hr to Hinku cave and finally reach Deurali. Overnight stay at teahouse in Deurali;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 7 : TREK TO ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP (5 HRS / 4,200M)
    This day we will reach our ultimate destination which we sought after. We hit the trail from Deurali to Mt. Machhapuchhre base camp. It will take about 3 hrs to get to Machhapuchhre base camp at 3,700 m. From Machhapuchhre base camp, the trail to Annapurna base camp climbs gradually to the snowfield and meanders around the glacier. At Base Camp, we are blessed with the 360-degree view of the highest mountains in the world. Overnight stay at a tea house in Base camp;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 8 : TREK TO BAMBOO (2500M)
    With the morning sunrise view from the Annapurna Base Camp, we further come down to the Bamboo after breakfast. It takes 6 to 7 hours to reach there. After reaching there we can see the memorial Stupas and Prayer Flags. This place looks like a small heaven from where we can see the views of the mountains. Overnight at a teahouse in Bamboo;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 9 : TREK TO JHINU (1500M)
    After a warm breakfast, we trek down to the Jhinu Danda which is the awesome place to spend the night. In this place, we relax in natural hot spring to relieve the muscle pain and stress which is the perfect way to end the trek. Overnight at a teahouse in Jhinu Danda;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 10 : JHINU TO POKHARA
    From Jhinu, we trek to Nayapul and from Nayapul we drive back to Pokhara. We explore the Pokhara city which is very famous for its natural wonders and the city itself. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 11 : POKHARA TO KATHMANDU
    After 6-7 hours’ drive we will reach the heart of the country where the necessary preparation for the departure day will be carried out. This is a day for you and therefore you can explore the shops and spas of the city or join the evening worship at Pashupatinath Temple which is a divine spiritual experience. If time is sufficient we will be preparing a small farewell get-together. Overnight stay at hotel;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 12 : DEPARTURE
    Our representative will meet you at the hotel and escort you to the airport depending on your flight schedule. The airport Check-In time is 3 hours prior to the flight time.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    Activities:

  • Detail Inclusions
    • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle
    • Basic rooms in Kathmandu
    • Accommodation during trek 
    • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek.
    • Authorized English speaking guide along with required Porters for the trek
    • Roundtrip, (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu) in a tourist bus
    • Equipment clothing for porters including their insurance
    • All applicable government tax
    • All necessary paperwork and Annapurna Conservation Area permit fees (ACAP), Trekkers' Information Management System fees (TIMS)
  • Complimentary
    • Map of Annapurna Region;
    • Sim card service
    • Souvenir from Nepal
    • Photos and videoes of the trip
    • Certificate of appreciation
  • Exclusions
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee. 
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure or early return from mountain due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary.
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
    • Travel and rescue insurance.
    • Personal expenses.
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s).


FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use basic rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, whatever is available and accessible.
  • 3. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 4. Can I do solo trek ?
    Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety in remote mountainous lands.
  • 5. Is Travelling in ABC safe for women ?
    Yes, Nepal can proudly boast as one of the safest countries in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful especially towards women. Annapurna is one of the most visited trekking areas in Nepal and in the world. In general, locals are very respectful and welcoming.
  • 6. What about security during trekking ?
    We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
  • 7. What sort of food can I expect in trekking ?
    ABC is very popular trekking region among the trekkers hence this region provides a wide range of delicious western meals like Pasta, noodles, pizzas, bread, soup etc. potatoes grown in this region are very delicious which is loved by all the trekkers. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are a great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek.
  • 8. Is the drinking water safe in trekking region ?
    There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
  • 9. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use tourist bus for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Pokhara. We also arrange the drop off and pick up from the starting and ending point of the trek on van or a jeep.
  • 10. What is the best season for trekking in ABC ?
    ABC can be trekked all year around excluding monsoon season. February to June and Mid September to December are the best time to do this trek, although in winter, it is difficult to trek in snow and harsh cold.
  • 11. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure that you are covered by insurance for about 5500 meters. In the case of an emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical condition ask your tour leader to contact us ASAP so that we can manage helicopter for the rescue. You then will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
  • 12. What is appropriate dress for trekking ?
    Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a lightweight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant, and thermal innerwear t to escape the severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us at a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
  • 13. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
  • 14. Are we sure to get room while trekking in peak season ?
    We contact the lodge/guest house owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters will reach the destination on advance and book the rooms for you. But there are always going to be exceptions. Even in those cases, we may have to be flexible about very basic sleeping arrangements. We always try to make sure that we have everything well arranged.
  • 15. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    All our Guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 16. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    While trekking in higher lands you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
  • 17. Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?
    While trekking in ABC you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly.
  • 18. Can I add extra days to my trekking trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 19. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio, and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
  • 20. How far do I trek each day ?
    Usually, we have to walk about 7-9 hours a day. But it shouldn't be taken as certain thing. Because number of hours of walk really depend on clients' speed. So it's really relative.
  • 21. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 22. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

Optional Activities

Paragliding

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Flying up above the sky is the dream of most of us. Paragliding, one of the most exciting and mind-blowing activities that take you towards the height and make you feel like a bird. Paragliding in Pokhara presents the splendid views of nature from up above. It is also known as a free-flying and foot-launched aircraft in which Pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing, whose shape is formed by the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing. 

Mountain Flight

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Taking a mountain flight is one of the most exhilarating things you can do in Nepal. You can experience the beauty of those gigantic Himalayas within a minute through a mountain fight. Nepal is famous for the presence of an enormous number of mountain ranges and many visitors come to Nepal to conquer those vast mountains.

Bungee Jumping

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Bungee jumping, one of the most amazing and breathtaking adventurous activity, carried out on the suspension bridge over the Bhote Koshi River in Nepal-Tibet border. A three-four hour ride from Kathmandu takes us to experience one of the longest free-falls in the world. This Bungee Jump is done as 500ft (160m) drop into the Bhote Koshi River Gorge. Diving right into nature, Bungee Jumping is really one of the spectacular adventures of Nepal.

Ultra-light

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Nepal is not only the trekker’s destination but also a destination for an adventure lover. Ultra-light flight is one of the best things you can do in Nepal. Where you can take a peek of magnificent snow-capped Himalayas, Kathmandu and Pokhara city. The choice of Pokhara Valley for ultra-light aircraft is appropriate because Pokhara is known for its extensive beauty. Without a trip to Pokhara, your Nepal tour is incomplete because the beautiful nature, green forest, and lakes are worth to take a glance of.  

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