14 Nights / 15 Days – ABC Trek – Fixed Departure
(ABC) Annapurna Base Camp Trek is standout in the most delightful treks in the planet. The mix of easy strolling and magnificent landscape and scenery makes the trek to ABC (4,130m), commonly known as the Annapurna-Sanctuary, a standout among the most popular treks in Nepal. Appreciate mountain views, thick bamboo forest and rhododendron jungles and a blend of cultures unparalleled by other treks as you undertaking deep into the Annapurna Himal. There are different mountain tops along the adventure with the various elevation, for example, Annapurna-south, Machhapuchre (Fishtail) 6,993m, Mt. Himchuli 6441m and Gandarba Chuli etc. along with the countless smaller peaks in the Annapurna area giving you the ability to take pleasure in with Natural scenery, customs, typical residents and favorable atmosphere of the Villagers.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek – Facts
Trek Grade: Strenuous
Trek Code: SA-ABC
Duration: 15 days
Trek Style: Tea House Trek
Best Time to go: February to June / September to December
Max. Altitude: 4130m
Group Size: Small Group
Age Requirements: 12+
Start from: Kathmandu
Finish at: Kathmandu
Annapurna Base Camp Trek – Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1400m)
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing/ Trek preparation
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (830m, 6hrs)
Day 04: Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m, 5hrs.)
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2987m, 7hr)
Day 06: Excursion hike to Poon Hill (3210m, 1hr)
Day 06: Trek to Tadapani (2640m, 6hr)
Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong (2340m, 5hr)
Day 08: Trek to Himalaya Hotel (2920m, 6 hr)
Day 09: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4200m, 6 hr)
Day 10: Trek to Bamboo (2335m, 5hr)
Day 11: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1610m, 5hr)
Day 12: Trek to Pothana (1900m, 5hr)
Day 13: Trek to Phedi (1120m, 3hr) and drive back to Pokhara (830m, 30min)
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure at any time or for more travel arrangement Contact us
Annapurna Base Camp Trek – Highlights
- Appreciate experience trekking trails.
- Spectacular view of the Annapurna Himalaya Range.
- Spend a few days traveling through the native land of the Gurung people.
- See close up view of Mt. Machhapuchre (Mt. Fishtail), Dhaulagiri & Annapurna.
- Principle highlight will be the splendid view of the Mt Annapurna, Fishtail, and Dhaulagiri & Snow ice mass from ABC.
- Wonder about the extraordinary ice figures of the Annapurna Glacier.
- Beautiful sunrise view from poon hill.
- Stream, waterfall, world largest rhododendron forest and a glimpse of traditional village lifestyle of gurung and other ethnic communities of western Nepal.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek – Detail Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1400m)
After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, a representative from the office will come to pick up you and transfer to the Hotel. In the Hotel, offer you welcome drinks. In the evening, your trekking guide will come for a pre-trek briefing about the arrangements. For instance; Time and facts and trek preparation.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing/ Trek preparation
Today, after breakfast, you start to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites inside Katmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square where the Nepalese skill and building design taking care of profession. The structural engineering is an average of the Malla line who led over Nepal from the twelfth to the eighteenth century. Swoyambhunath Temple is well known among the nonnatives as the Monkey Temple inferable from the vast monkey populace dwelling in the area. Pashupatinath Temple is arranged on the banks of Bagmati River and is one of the important sanctuaries of Lord Shiva. The Boudhanath Stupa is one of the biggest stupas in South Asia which is based on to Tibet. If you need any things to buy for the trekking, you can shop around during the evening.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (830m, 6hr)
Starting from Kathmandu, you are driven to Pokhara or you may choose to fly. The beautiful lake city, where you can relax and enjoy the beauty of nature along with stunning views of Himalayan peaks, like Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail etc. Another, you need to be in this city for Annapurnna basecamp trek, because this is a gateway for trekking and expedition to Annapurnna region.
Day 04: Annapurna Base Camp Trek – Nayapool to Tikhedhunga (1540m, 5hr)
Again today, you are driven 1.5hrs/45km to Nayapul, where you start your trek. This is the confluence of Modi River flowing with a mix of Annapurna glacier and Burundi stream. After that, a wide trail leads through a bunch of bamboos and the natural landscape takes to Tikhedhunga. The overnight stay place, where you can have a chance to see some beautiful waterfalls, the Micro Hydro Power Plant and visit the School as well.
Day 05: Annapurna Base Camp Trek – Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2987m, 7hr)
The following morning descends to cross the suspension bridge before climbing the steep stone staircase to the Magar settlement of Ulleri. Supposedly, there are more than 3,700 phases, the hardest section of the trek. As you climb, the crests of Annapurnna South and Hiunchuli rise behind from half of the hills. After that, the trail goes through the wilderness of oak and rhododendron. And you will approach at Ghorepani, where you will spend your night and will have time to explore the world biggest Rhododendron woodland forest.
Days 06: Annapurna Base Camp Trek – Excursion hike to Poon Hill (3210m) and Ghorepani to Tadapani (2640m, 6hr)
An early hour-long scale climbs up to Poon Hill gives a fine, unobstructed scenery of the high Himalayas. After that, the trail initially climbs through thick forest before emerging to further resplendent views on the route to Tadapani. From where you can see the close-up view of the Himalayas and thick Rhododendron forest.
Days 07: Annapurna Base Camp Trek – Tadapani to Chomrong (2340m, 5hr)
Now you will be trekking through the wilderness. Along the way, you will pass few Gurung towns. You can stop to appreciate a lunch in the middle tea houses. And make a beeline for the beautiful town Chomrong. This mesmeric town is additionally home to the Gurung people and is arranged on the lap of Mt. Hiunchuli. Here, you can see a fabulous angle of Mt. Machhapuchre (Fishtail) and the stunning view of the Annapurna massif. In the late afternoon, you can go further to study the zone.
Days 08: Annapurna Base Camp Trek – Chomrong to Himalaya Hotel (2920m, 6 hr)
After the Breakfast, you will descend through stone steps to the influential suspension bridge across the Chomrung Khola. After crossing the river bridge, you again re-ascend through forests to rhododendron, bamboo, and oak, and combined with small streams. As soon as you will pass the Sinuwa and head up to the next village to Bamboo. Here, you stop for lunch before heading onto the Himalaya. The Himalaya hotel is one of the most veteran and delightful in the territory and you will rest for the night here.
Days 09: Annapurna Base Camp Trek – Himalaya Hotel to ABC (4130m, 6 hr)
Today is the final section to Basecamp (4,130m). Followed by the ablation valley, the passageway like empty between the icy mass and the mountain flank. As you accomplish, 360-degree view combines Annapurna I (8,091m) and III (7,555m), Machhapuchre, Varaha Shikar (7,647m), Khansar Kang (7,485m) and numerous other peaks standing like a screen of snow and ice. On the way even you may see animals like; Thar, Himalayan crow, pica (mouse-bunny), and other few feather creatures.
Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp Trek – ABC to Bamboo (2335m, 5hr)
The path backtracks to Bamboo after complete Annapurna base camp trek. Bomboo is a place where you had a day meal before heading towards Himalaya.
Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp Trek – Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1610m, 5hr)
Again, from the Bamboo, you will go into reverse to Chhomrong. Afterward, you drop down to Jhinu Danda village, where you will rest for the night. Jhinu, the place is very famous for relaxing into the Natural Hot Springs below nearby Modi river.
Day 12: Annapurna Base Camp Trek – Jhinu Danda to Pothana (1900m, 5hr)
After breakfast, you will descend downhill through stone stairs. You then cross a suspension bridge and lead you to a water plant. From that point, the trail takes along the stream bank of Himalpani. Well ahead moving upslope, you will touch base in the town of Landruk. It is a village of the Gurung settlement. Here, you stop for a day meal break and head on through the valley. It is a lovely walk around the skyline.
The following place is Tolka, situated on a slope with fine mountain sees. Afterward, the trek starts downhill and offers a spectacular view of the Annapurna mountain ranges. You again pass more Gurung towns that permit you to see the huge cultivating groups where they live in. Going on, you will reach the towns of Pothana. From here, you can experience the first view of Pokhara. Pothana is an extremely pleasant place to spend the night.
Day 13: Annapurna Base Camp Trek – Pothana to Phedi (1120m, 3hr) and drive back to Pokhara (830m, 30min)
Very quick the trek is close to ending. From Pothana, you will descend to the Phedi. Along the way, you will pass rice fields and small cottages. As you reach Phedi, you are driven back to the Pokhara, the beautiful lake city.
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu
You will return back to Kathmandu by seen at last moments say goodbye to Pokhara.
Day 15: Departure at any time
Departure at any time or you can extend your adventure. For more information, Contact us. Or our representative will transfer you 3hrs before to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
In Annapurna Base Camp Trek – What is Included?
- All airport arrival and departure Transfer
- All ground transportation according to the trip itinerary
- All Trekking permit
- English Speaking local tour guide and entrance fees for the sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Porters for baggage carriage on the trek (1 porter for 2 Trekkers)
- 8 kg luggage allowance while on trek
- All Government Tax and VAT
Fine Hotel/Guest Houses in the cities and Tea House in the trekking- Twin Share
Jeep, car, coaches, and minibusses relying on the group size, and Walking/Hiking
No Meals Included (USD 25-30 per person/per day meals not included)
- Competent Staffs
English speaking Certified Experience Guide, Trekking Support Staffs
In Annapurna Base Camp Trek – What is not Included?
- All Meals
- Expenses due to individual nature like shopping, tipping or tips, and so forth
- Expenses due to unforeseen circumstances like Emergency Fund
- Expenses like the budget for drinks, cigarettes, laundry, the internet etc.
- Entrance fees for sightseeing
- Tips for Guide and Porter
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Travel insurance
- International/ Domestic flight tickets and airport charges
- Expenses for the services other than included above
Before You Go – Annapurna Base Camp Trek
If it’s not too much worry take note of that published itinerary is an announcement of expectation and to be utilized as a guide only. Every day may change because of the weather condition, strolling times of groups, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc. The guide accountable for your outing will change the timetable as necessary and any such changes of the itinerary are at the discretion of Stunning Adventure Pvt. Ltd and your Guide. But, your guide will try to guarantee that the trip runs according to original itinerary, but please be ready to be flexible if required.
Room in the cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara you will get on a twin share basis with private facilities. But, in Annapurna Base Camp trek, accommodation is in local lodges and teahouses and is of a basic standard. Rooms may be twin or multi-offer with basic shared toilet facilities. Hot showers are accessible in a few spots for a little charge.
Transportation inside the cities is via jeeps, land cruisers, autos, coaches, and minibusses relying on the group size. In this ABC trek, transportation is by walking or hiking, in some cases, you can see yaks, horses, donkeys are utilized for carrying stuff or baggage along the trail. But, hiking is the primary routine of transportation, even your belongings will be carried by porter or animals.
No meals are included in a tea house treks. In the cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, you can find a wide range of restaurants of every style and price range. On the trekking trail, meals are available in teahouses, lodges with limited menus. There are a lot of tea houses and lodges in Annapurna base camp trek along the way. Meals are generally simple, but filling and portion are usually quite big.
Please note down: However, the price of food does increase higher or further from the main city you go.
Do consider: Bring your favorite snacks too like, Chocolate bar, Sneaker, Mints etc. just remember you have to carry for long drives and treks.
We will provide you government approved skilled and licensed trekking guide. Another, the porter who will help to carry your belongings, one porter for two tourist or trekkers. Your guide and porter are in the charge of the trip. A guide is a person for your; concerns, issues, and inquiries in Annapurna Base Camp Trek. All of our guides are proficient in all portions of trekking, like; security, medicinal aid, crisis strategies and high altitude therapeutic. They are experts chosen for their understanding and dynamism for Nepal and its people groups. On the other hand, you must know that they are local guides and their English may be fundamental and constrained to trek-related themes.
Your days begin with
In this Annapurna base camp trek, when you are in Kathmandu, the hotel reception gives you the wake-up call. After your breakfast and belongings pack up, you will then start to drive your destination. On the trekking, your day begins with breakfast. Before the morning meal, pack up all your belongings whereas your porter will set off in time to enjoy the sun that striking in the mountain. Your lunch time will at around noon and dinner is in most part around 7 pm. After day meal, the walk is, by and large, shorter and you normally arrive at 3 to 4 pm. Rest of the time you can enjoy by going to explore nearby attractions or you can busy on your journal.
Your bag carried by the porter should be confined to 16kg (8kg for each individual) and is not accessible to you during the day time. Your own safety bag should contain all the things that you need during the day. Like; warm dress, rain jacket, camera, sunscreen, lip balm etc. Your guide will tell you what you require for the next day in Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
It is very difficult to measure about grading system in this Trek. Because everybody has diverse desire and perceptions according to their fitness level. But keep in mind that when you are trekking to the mountain, the trail does not go all the way up and do not think that elevation will affect everyone in an unexpected way.
Preparation before you go
Despite age or fitness, preparation, before you arrive, is key. Vigorous movement, cycling, swimming, or energetic strolling is recommended or, at any rate, stroll up and down steps in your trekking boots. Normally, each day walking hours in the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is 5-6 hrs.
Local cash money is very essential when you are in the mountains. Because you are going to the trekking in a remote part of the region. So, exchange the foreign currency or travel cheque in the cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara. If you have lesser known currency, better to change in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. NRP or Rs is the official currency. Try to change in the smaller money that is available in one, two, five, ten, twenty, fifty, hundred, 500 or 1000. You need cash money for local payment like entrance fee might be needed for sightseeing, the budget for drinks, extra expenses, tipping or tips etc. We would like to inform you that the US $25 to $30 Dollar (Rs.2500 to Rs.3000) per person might be spent on your meal or other which is not included in your Annapurna Base Camp Trek packages.
Some foreign currency is banned to exchange. So make sure for convertible currency before visit Nepal. CAD, HKD, EUR, USD, and AUD are commonly convertible.
Because of the western influence trekking staff, for example, guide and porter have got to be usual to expect a tip. It’s obligatory here and not a necessity. If you have had a good service, use your kindness.
Tipping is an individual and charitable matter. And tips are no included in your trip cost. If you wish to reward the hard work of the individuals who have attempted to make your trek expected, we propose the accompanying: USD 5 for every day for a group of 8+, USD 6 for each day for the smaller group.
Travel Insurance is not included in your Annapurna base camp trek cost. We strongly recommend that, take out a comprehensive travel insurance prior to your trek from your home country. Your Travel insurance must cover personal accident, medical expenses, emergency evacuation (including helicopter evacuation) and personal liability (theft of items and materials). We also recommend that it covers loss of luggage and personal effects.
Health conditions and requirements
While trekking in Nepal, there is not any risk as much as you think. But, your health condition must be fit and fine. Another, to entry into Nepal there is not any special requirement about health. So, you need to ask your doctor for your up to date information regarding vaccinations and high height medication. Actually, this Annapurna Base Camp Trek goes at the height up to 4130m. You are going a couple of weeks to the remote part outside the Kathmandu and Pokhara, at that time pharmacies are few and what to expect from them about sufficient medical requirements. So that, carry your medical kit with enough requirements.
The common problem might occur during the trekking are dehydration, fever, diarrhea, headache, tonsil, blister etc. So plan accordingly. Otherwise, if you get serious and not found any medical health post, rescue and evacuation are dignified in a day. Please be noticed that the facilities of medicinal are not the same standard that you expect at home. When you feel too much cold during Annapurna Base Camp trek, frisk your body and drink hot water or ginger tea or veg soup. Some regular use drugs might have side effects in the altitude. Discuss carefully with your doctor.
Altitude sickness is often known as acute mountain sickness. It is the consequence of the frailer of the body to adjust in high height and can affect anybody, regardless of age or fitness. It generally happens over 2500 meters and the probability of affected as you climb huriedly. The care for the acute mountain sickness is to ascend slowly, 300 meters for every day over 3,000 meters until you have acclimatized. Early mountain sickness will manifest itself in a headache, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, slightly swelling on face and hand. Do not ignore this warning otherwise more serious symptom can occur which can even cause the death within a few hours.
The only cure for AMS is to descend to a lower elevation and your guide’s decision on this matter is final. The probability of AMS (Altitude Mountain Sickness) on this particular Annapurna base camp trek is high, as this trail passes through altitudes above 3700-4000 meters.
Drink at least 4-5 liters of water per day and acclimatize your body to the environment with the proper amount of rest are the best method for prevention of acute mountain sickness. Do not think it will be serious, take it easy and please inform your guide if you feel more severe symptoms and do not medicate yourself without discussing it with them first.
Mountains weather changes in the interval of 15 to 20 minutes. So, it is hard to predict the meteorological conditions of the mountain. According to the height, the climate is different. For this trekking, the elevation goes at the heights between 830 m up to 4130 m. Therefore, between 2,700 m and 3,000 m height, a cool calm climate prevails. And between 3,500 m and 3700 m, summers are cool and winters are exceptionally cold. There is a variety of elevation in this Annapurna base camp trek. You should expect cool summer and extremely cold winter. Changing global climate examples have had their impact on the Himalayan atmosphere and mountain climate is famously variable. Always, be prepared for an adjustment in conditions and note that if extreme or risky climate conditions happen your guide’s choice on any action is last.
Trekking permits are required for this trekking and will be obtained by Stunning Adventure. For the entrance to Annapurna Conservation Area region, the permit should be obtained which is provided by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). A Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) Permit is key for the records of the NTB. Full name, nationality, passport number, date of birth, sex, home address, and 2 photographs for each license are required for this Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Use your safety bag for your valuables do not leave cash and other valuable lying around in the room, like passport, money belt, camera etc. Be aware of pickpockets in crowded or any places.
In the cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, you’ll be able to get a same day laundry service washed by hotel or laundry shop. But, they charged per kg. On the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you have to wash your clothes by hand with brush/ washing powder/ soap. You can generally purchase washing powder or soap in Kathmandu. They are very inexpensive. Use Biodegradable washing powder or soap for rinsing. At last, you have to depend on sunlight or heater for dry.
Necessary Equipment for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized bag pack to carry the things that you will need during the day. This should have a belly strap or better an expanded waist belt.
- Walking boots – lightweight, waterproof and well-worn in
- Waterproof Lightweight walking boot or slipper to wear in the lodges.
- Water bottle – at least 1 liter, aluminum or Nalgene Polypropylene are best
- Light-weight trouser and thick trouser are useful for higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night.
- 2-3 cotton T-shirts
- 2 pair of thin and 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
- A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
- A sunglass or snow glasses.
- Bio- degradable toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and Pokhara or some villages in the mountains.
- Small headlamp or torch or flashlight.
- Swimming suit
- First – Aid – Kit
- Knife or sewing kit
- Sunscreen or sunblock or suntan lotion or cream
- Warm Jacket- Fleece Jacket
- Sleeping bag
- Windproof/ waterproof trouser and Raincoat as well
- Woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night.
- Pair of Gloves- Wool or fleece
- Lighter- For burning the toilet paper and rubbish
- Money belt
- Bag liners – large, thick garbage bags to line and water/dust proof your duffle bag
- Woolen shirt and thick sweater
- Thermal Underwear