Annapurna Base Camp TrekAnnapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 11 Days

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  • DestinationNepal
  • Duration11 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude4130 meters
  • Starts/EndsNayapool/Pokhara
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • Group SizeMin. 1 Pax.
  • Best SeasonAutumn and Spring
Highlights

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Excellent views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiuchuli,  Mt. Fishtail, etc.
  • Explore both Macchapucchre and Annapurna Base Camp at once.
  • Beautiful Gurung Settlement and their unique lifestyle.
  • Relax in the Natural Hot Spring after completion of the trek.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking takes you to the diverse Himalayan Landscapes through remote villages, alpine forests, and fast-flowing rivers. Witness some of the highest mountains in the world including, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tilicho, Pisang Peak, etc. ABC Trek is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. There is a lot to enjoy apart from the majestic views of Himalayan peaks. Annapurna Region is home to various flora and fauna. Likewise, the trail goes through diverse terrain and terrace farmlands. It allows you to get an insight into the local people and their lifestyle.

The ABC Trek starts with a countryside drive from Pokhara to Nayapul then walk to Ghandruk. After that, you will pass through different small villages of Chhomrong, Bamboo, Deurali, and ABC. Before ABC, the trail goes through Machhapuchre Base Camp. You can also do this trek combining with Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek or Mardi Himal Trek.If you choose one of these options then the route might be slightly different. Also, ABC Trek with Annapurna Circuit Trek is very easy to combine. It can be a very long trek of 20-25 days if you want to combine both trek.

How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?

The maximum elevation of the ABC trek is 4130 meters. So, travelers who are used to hiking or trekking can easily do this trek. However, if you are a beginner it can be a bit challenging. You will be walking almost 5-6 hours gaining 500-1000 meter elevation every day. It is very important to be healthy and fit state to complete this trek. During the trek, drink as much water as you can to get rid of Altitude sickness. If you can avoid Altitude sickness, you can complete this trek quite easily.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking permits

You will need two permits to do the ABC trek. TIMs (Trekkers Information Management System) and ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) are two trekking permits for ABC. TIMs cost you NRP 2000 (16 USD) and ACAP costs you NPR 3000 (25 USD).

Why Annapurna Base Camp trekking is best for you?

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is a versatile and classical trekking trail of Nepal. Explore the tenth-highest peak in the world, Mt. Annapurna. The diverse terrain and topography of this trek are amazing. Likewise, encounter snowcapped mountains that surround an oval-shaped glacial basin at an elevation of 4000 meters. Insight the mind-blowing views of Mt. Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Nilgiri Himal, Tarke Kang, and many more. The combination of the history, culture, landscapes, and mountain views makes this trek unique and versatile.

Accommodations during the ABC Trek

The classic trek to ABC is a tea house trek, which is a basic hotel in the Himalayas. The accommodation during the trek has basic beds with a pillow and bed sheets. It's better to carry a sleeping bag with you as a blanket maybe not enough to avoid the cold during the night. Altogether, the tea houses in this region are simple and convenient.

Trekking Gear for ABC Trek

Trekking to ABC with proper gear and equipment makes the trip easy and comfortable. Always pack up your trekking gear wisely, don’t overpack. Hiking Thermal, Fleece Jacket, Wind Cheater, Down Jacket, trekking pants, warm socks, sleeping bag, toiletries, etc. are the most common gear you need to carry during the ABC Trek. Likewise, carry a basic medical kit, sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses, etc. However, before trekking to ABC, we will check the required gear so, you don’t have to worry about it.

 

Itinerary

After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, our staff will be there to pick you up and transfer you to the hotel.

  • Max Altitude:1400 meters
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast

Today, you will be introduced to your trekking guide. Likewise, we will explain to you the gear you need for the trek, trekking details, etc. You can utilize this day by buying the trekking gear and other last-minute shopping for the trek.

  • Max Altitude:1400 meters
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast

The tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara leaves at 7 am from near Thamel. It will be 7-8 hours’ drive through the bumpy highway. However, you have option to fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu. It is just 25 minutes flight. However, due to bad weather sometimes flights can get delayed. So, it is up to you which option you choose.

    After having early breakfast, we will drive to Nayapul from Pokhara around 8 am. It takes approximately 1 hour to reach Nayapul. The trail goes through the terrace farmlands to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the Gurung Settlement. You can see splendid views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Mt. Fishtail from Ghandruk. Likewise, the beauty of Ghandruk Village is the lifestyle and culture of the Gurung People. Overnight stay at Ghandruk.

    • Max Altitude:1940 meters
    • Accommodation:Tea House
    • Time:5-6 hours
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Today you will talk to Ghommrong via Kimrong Danda. The closer you get to Chommrong, the more scenic views of the mountains can be seen. During March-April, the trail is covered with beautiful rhododendron flowers. It makes the trail even more pleasing and beautiful. Overnight stay at Chommrong.

    • Max Altitude:2170 meters
    • Accommodation:Tea House
    • Time:6-7 hours
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    The trek starts with an amazing morning through the lush green hills. You will trek down to stone-built stairs following the trail to a bridge. After crossing the bridge then you will enter into the rhododendron and oak forests. Then again climb up the stairs before you reach Sinuwa Village. Few tea houses and hotels can be seen in Sinuwa village. Crossing in the village, Annapurna III is on the sight. Another ascending from Sinuwa village takes you to Bamboo. Overnight stay at Bamboo.

    • Max Altitude:2310 meters
    • Accommodation:Tea House
    • Time:5-6 hours
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    This could be a challenging day on this trek. Likewise, the trail keeps changing from Sub-tropical to Alpine during the trek. Take it as a slow and steady walk today as you will be gaining the height of 4000 feet. The mix trail of ups and downs with muddy trails takes you to the Himalayas. Few landslide and avalanche-prone areas will be ahead on your way. Overnight stay at Deurali.

    • Max Altitude:3230 meters
    • Accommodation:Tea House
    • Time:5-6 hours
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Today we will be trekking two Base camps, Annapurna Base Camp and Macchapuchre Base Camp. One of the most exciting days of this trek. The trail passes through the valley with Modi Khola rushing behind you. Walk through rocky terrain for about an hour to reach Bagar. Crossing the bridge of Modi Khola Macchapuchre Base Camp is 30 minutes away. On the left, you can see the views of the Annapurna ranges, while the majestic Macchapuchre ranges are in front of you. As you get close to the ABC, you get a beautiful sight of the mountains surrounding you. 360-degree views of Mt. Ghangapurna, Annapurna Ranges, Mt. Fishtail, and many more peaks from the camp. Live and cherish every moment you have during your time at the camp.

    • Max Altitude:4130 meters
    • Accommodation:Tea House
    • Time:6-7 hours
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Today you will have the longest day of trekking retracing the trail back to Bamboo. The trail is quite easy as you will be climbing down today. Enjoy the mesmerizing sunrise striking at the face of Annapurna Massif. After having breakfast with the sunrise view we will start to trek down to Bamboo via, MBC, Deurali, Himalaya, and Dovan. Relax in the Lodge of Bamboo after a long journey.

    • Max Altitude:2130 meters
    • Accommodation:Tea House
    • Time:7-8 hours
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    After a week of trekking, relax in the Natural Hot spring at Jhinu Danda. The trail goes back through the same route to Sinuwa via Chomrung Khola. From Chommrong, ascending and descending for 1.5 hours will lead you to Jhinu Hot Spring.

    • Max Altitude:1760 meters
    • Accommodation:Tea House
    • Time:5-6 hours
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    The last day of your trip is almost driving 3-4 hours to Pokhara. The trail descends from Jhinu Danda to Mathque for an hour. Overnight stay at Pokhara.

    • Max Altitude:830 meters
    • Accommodation:Hotel
    • Time:4-5 hours
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch

    You will have two options today. If you want to spend a few more days in Pokhara then you can stay here just to relax a bit. But if you want to drive back to Kathmandu then either you can fly back to Kathmandu take a tourist bus.

      Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itineray 

      What's Included
      • Airport Pickup and Drop from International Terminal.
      • 2-nights accommodation Kathmandu with Breakfast plan. 
      • 1-night accommodation in Pokhara respectively.
      • Guide Expenses for 10 Days including his salary, meals, accommodation and insurance. 
      • Tourist Bus from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
      • Transportation from Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara
      • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit Card.
      • Trekkers Information Management System permit Card. 
      • Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
      • Accommodation during the trek
      • All government and local Taxes.
      What's not Excluded
      • Personal expenses during the trek
      • Travel insurance
      • Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara
      • Tips to Guide
      Clients Reviews
      • Great Trip with Classic Trek Nepal

        I've went on a Trip with Anil and everything was smooth and well organized!
        200% recommended (+100% cause he is always smiling hehe)

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        Florian ChamareFrance,July 2023
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