Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Duration12 Days
  • GradeModerate
  • Max. Altitude4130 m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel in City & mountain Lodge
  • Best SeasonAutumn / Spring
  • Group SizeMin 1 people

Overview

Begin on the captivating Annapurna Base Camp Trek, also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. This 10 days journey seamlessly combines diverse landscapes with rich cultural experiences, offering an unforgettable adventure.

Begin your trek with a picturesque drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, where you'll explore this charming lakeside city against the backdrop of the magnificent Annapurna massif. Traverse lush forests, traditional villages, and terraced fields as you ascend towards the breathtaking Poon Hill viewpoint. The journey culminates at Base Camp, located at an elevation of 4,130 meters, surrounded by towering peaks and glaciers.

In terms of difficulty, the ABC Trek is graded as moderate, ensuring accessibility for individuals with a reasonable level of fitness. While prior trekking experience is not mandatory, some physical preparation is recommended. Well-maintained trails and a gradual ascent guarantee an achievable and rewarding adventure.

Your ABC Trek package includes comprehensive provisions, such as transportation from Kathmandu or Pokhara, accommodations, meals, trekking permits, and expert guidance from experienced trek leaders. We handle all logistical aspects, ensuring your comfort and safety and allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the adventure.

Experience flexibility with group size and departure dates, catering to solo travelers, small groups, or larger trekking parties. Whether you seek the camaraderie of fellow trekkers or a more personalized experience, we tailor the trek to your preferences.

Safety is our utmost priority throughout the journey. Our experienced guides and porters are well-versed in the trail and trained in safety protocols. We provide necessary safety gear and strictly adhere to responsible trekking practices, ensuring a secure and enjoyable experience.

What sets our Majestic ABC Trek apart are the immersive cultural encounters. In addition to the breathtaking landscapes, you'll have the opportunity to visit Gurung and Magar villages, monasteries, temples, and shrines, gaining deep insights into their way of life and spiritual traditions. This trek seamlessly blends adventure and cultural exploration for a truly exceptional experience.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a captivating 10 days Himalayan adventure that starts from Nayapul, reaches ABC Camp, and concludes at Sinuwa / Ghandruk Phedi. Spanning 10 days, this journey brings you up close to the awe-inspiring Mt. Annapurna, the 10th highest peak globally. This hike let you to pass lush forests, explore charming villages, and unwind in natural hot springs. This journey seamlessly blends nature, culture, and adventure, providing an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Himalayas.

ABC Trek Highlights:

  • Scenic Journey: Embark on a picturesque drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, traversing Nepal's rural countryside.
  • Pokhara Paradise: Explore the serenity of Pokhara and Lake Phewa with stunning reflections of the Himalayas.
  • Sunset Spectacle: Witness mesmerizing sunsets over Annapurna, Machapuchare, and other iconic peaks.
  • Natural Bliss: Relax in the rejuvenating hot springs at Jhinu Danda, surrounded by the beauty of nature.
  • Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the rich traditions of Gurung and Magar communities along the trek.
  • Majestic Base Camps: Reach Base Camp (4,130m) and Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m), surrounded by awe-inspiring peaks.
  • Charming Villages: Discover the charm of Ghandruk and Chhomrong, iconic Gurung villages with unique cultural experiences.
  • Mountain Panorama: Enjoy breathtaking views of Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, and more throughout the journey.
  • Conservation Commitment: Trek through the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and contribute to environmental preservation.
  • Adventure Elements: Cross suspension bridges, traverse peaceful jungles, and connect with local life for an authentic experience.
  • Sunrise Serenity: Witness stunning sunrises from Poon Hill, revealing Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri in all their glory.
  • Nature's Bounty: Explore the rich flora and fauna of the Annapurna region, experiencing the diversity of the natural landscape.
  • Authentic Experience: Gain profound insights into rural Nepali life and culture, creating lasting memories.

Day 1Arrival day in Kathmandu airport 1310 m, transfer to Hotel with Breakfast

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu at an elevation of 1310 meters, our dedicated team from Himalayan Magic Treks eagerly awaits you outside the Tribhuwan International Airport arrival gate. Look for our representative holding the company logo for easy identification. We extend a hearty welcome to all members of the tour group, ensuring a seamless experience.

After a quick luggage check, we proceed to a private transportation that will take you to the city within 25 to 30 minutes. Upon reaching the hotel, we facilitate the check-in process efficiently. Shortly thereafter, we provide a brief orientation about the upcoming program for your journey, setting the stage for an exciting adventure.

The following morning, kickstart your day with a delicious breakfast, energizing you for the exploration that lies ahead. Our carefully curated program ensures a smooth transition from arrival to the commencement of your journey, making your stay in Kathmandu a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Day 2Kathmandu to Pokhara by Bus 6 to 7 hours overnight Hotel with Breakfast

  • Departure Time: Early morning departure after breakfast.
  • Mode of Transport: Tourist bus.
  • Distance Covered: 205 km / 127 miles.
  • Travel Duration: Approximately 6-7 hours.
  • Scenic Views: Enroute views of Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers, framed by green, Rocky Mountains.
  • Landmarks: Pass by picturesque rivers interconnecting with small springs.
  • Destination: Arrival in Pokhara (820m / 2,690ft).

Embarking on the Annapurna adventure, our journey begins with an early morning departure from Kathmandu. A comfortable tourist bus awaits, promising a scenic 6-7 hour drive to the enchanting city of Pokhara. As we traverse the winding roads, the landscape unfolds, revealing the mesmerizing beauty of the Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers. These waterways dance along the backdrop of lush, Rocky Mountains, creating a visual symphony that accompanies us on our odyssey.

Our path is adorned with moments of natural poetry—rivers connecting like threads, weaving through the rugged terrain, and small springs adding a touch of serenity to the journey. Each turn promises a new vista, a snapshot of Nepal's raw, untamed beauty. Our destination, Pokhara, emerges as a valley of lakes, with jewels like Phewa and Begnas shimmering against the imposing backdrop of Annapurna, Machapuchare, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Lamjung Himal.

Pokhara, a tourist haven, greets us with modern amenities and comforts. We encourage you to immerse yourself in the city's cultural tapestry, exploring its various attractions. Our overnight abode at Silver Oaks Inn, featuring rooms with attached bathrooms, ensures a restful pause in our expedition. A standard meal, a hearty breakfast, is included, fortifying us for the adventures that await as we kick off our Annapurna Base Camp trek.

Day 3Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul 2 hours then Trek to Ulleri 5 hours over night at Lodge

  • Departure Time: Early morning after a nourishing breakfast on the scenic banks of Phewa Lake.
  • Mode of Transportation: A comfortable 2-hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul/Birethanti.
  • Trek Starting Point: Nayapul, leading to Birethanti, and further to Tikhedhunga.
  • Trek Distance: Covering 7km (4.34 miles) during the trek.
  • Trek Duration: Approximately 3-4 hours of trekking.

Scenic Highlights: Enroute, enjoy the captivating landscapes, terraced farms alongside Bhurungdi Khola, and the charming villages of Sudame and Hile.

Embarking on the second day of the hike, our journey commences with a delightful breakfast against the backdrop of Phewa Lake. The day unfolds with a tranquil 2-hour drive from Pokhara, guiding us through Nayapul and Birethanti before venturing onto the off-road path leading to Tikhedhunga.

As the wheels turn, be captivated by the breathtaking terraced farms adorning the landscape along the Bhurungdi Khola. Upon reaching Tikhedhunga, the trek officially commences. A path winding through Sudame and Hile villages accompanies us, creating an immersive experience in the local culture and scenery.

Ulleri, standing at an altitude of 1,540m (5,050ft), serves as our destination for the day. The trek spans approximately 3-4 hours, allowing ample time to absorb the natural beauty and cultural nuances encountered along the way. Our accommodation for the night, Hotel Purnima, promises a comfortable stay with rooms featuring attached bathrooms.

The day's meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, are thoughtfully provided to ensure participants are energized and well-nourished throughout this exhilarating trekking experience. As night falls, bask in the satisfaction of a day well-spent, readying yourself for the continued adventure towards the Base Camp of Annapurna.

Day 4Trek from Ulleri (1,540m / 5,050ft) to Ghorepani (2,860m / 9,385ft) 5 hours overnight at Lodge

  • Trek Distance: 11km / 6 miles
  • Trek Duration: 3-4 hrs

Embarking on the third day of our Annapurna adventure, we weave through the picturesque landscapes from Ulleri to Ghorepani. The trail unfolds gradually, offering a captivating ascent that unveils breathtaking views of Annapurna, Machhapuchre, and Hiunchuli snow peaks. As we traverse the enchanting rhododendron forest, nature reveals its wonders—wildlife, refreshing springs, and meandering rivers guide our journey. The path leads us to Ghorepani, a spectacular settlement perched on a ridgeline.

Ghorepani's charm lies in the panoramic spectacle it provides—the Dhaulagiri range, Tukuche, Dhampus, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Barah Sikhar, and the iconic Machhapuchhre, or Fishtail, create an awe-inspiring Himalayan backdrop. An overnight stay at Hotel Snow Land, equipped with attached bathrooms, promises a comfortable retreat amidst this natural wonderland.

Day 5Eary morning Sunrise at Poon Hill and Trek to Tadapani (2,630m) 6 to 7 hours overnight at Lodge

  • Trek Distance: 11.50km / 7.1 miles
  • Trek Duration: 4 hrs

Awaken your senses early on the fourth day as we embark on a sunrise expedition to Poon Hill (3,210m). The anticipation builds as the first light graces more than 32 Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and the iconic Machhapuchre. Poon Hill, a photographer's haven, invites us to capture the magic of dawn breaking over the Himalayas.

Following this magical experience, we descend to our lodge for breakfast before setting forth on the trek to Tadapani (2,630m / 8,630ft). En route, we pass through the scenic landscapes of Deurali (2960 m) and Bandthanti. If time permits, our journey extends to the tranquil Chuile Village. The day concludes with a cozy overnight stay at Hotel Grand View Lodge.

Day 6Trek from Tadapani (2,630m) to Chomrong (2,165m) 5 to 6 hours overnight at Lodge

  • Trek Distance: 10km / 6.2 miles
  • Trek Duration: 5 hrs

As we set out on the fifth day, our journey varies based on the previous night's stay. If Tadapani embraced us, we savor a hearty breakfast before continuing our trek to Chomrong (2,165m / 7,105ft), passing through the enchanting Chuile. The trail unfolds with a captivating descent to the Kimron River, offering stunning vistas of Annapurna South and Fishtail along the way.

Chomrong village, cradled in the lap of the mighty Annapurna massif, serves as a popular resting spot for those bound for Annapurna Base Camp. However, if Chuile was our haven, the day concludes at Sinuwa, a tranquil retreat surrounded by nature's beauty.

Day 7Trek from Chomrong 2,165 m to Himalaya 2,890 m 6 to 7 hours overnight at Lodge

  • Trek Distance: 12km / 7.4 miles
  • Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs

The sixth day unfolds with an exhilarating trek, the length of which is determined by the previous night's rest. If Chomrong cradled us, our journey involves a descent to Chomrong Khola, navigating steep stones before ascending through bamboo, oak, and rhododendron forests to reach Sinuwa. Alternatively, if Sinuwa provided our overnight respite, the trek commences from this charming location, offering captivating views of Machhapuchre and Annapurna snowcaps.

The trail meanders through the picturesque Khuldigar village, descends to the Bamboo Lodge settlements, and ascends to the serene Himalaya at 2,890m (9,425ft). For those starting the trek from Sinuwa, the night's rest awaits at Deurali, a tranquil haven nestled amidst the captivating landscapes.

Day 8Ascend to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhare Base Camp

  • Trek Distance: 12.5 km / 7.7 miles
  • Trek Duration: 5 hrs

On the seventh day, the journey to Mount Annapurna Base Camp  unfolds, offering a unique experience based on the previous night's stay. For those rested in Himalaya, the route meanders through the narrow gorge along the Modi Khola Glacier Valley, unveiling more enchanting forests, the iconic Hinku Cave, and the lodges of Deurali. This path leads to the gateway of the Annapurna Sanctuary, ultimately guiding us to the awe-inspiring ABC. Alternatively, if Deurali cradled our sleep, the trek begins from this point itself.

On the way, Machhapuchhre Base Camp presents a breathtaking panorama of the surrounding mountains. Continuing northwest, ABC comes into view, offering a 360-degree spectacle of Hiunchuli, Annapurna South to Annapurna I (8,097m/26,566ft), Khangsar Kang, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchhare.

Today's trek immerses you in the presence of towering peaks—Annapurna Massif (I-IV), Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, Paungda Danda, and more. A night spent at ABC ensures an unforgettable encounter with the sheer beauty of snow-capped mountains.

Day 9Descent from ABC to Bamboo

  • Trek Distance: 14km / 8.6 miles
  • Trek Duration: 6 hrs

Having left our mark at ABC, the descent begins on the eighth day. The trail leads out of the Annapurna Sanctuary and the Modi River Valley, guiding us to the serene stopover, Bamboo (2,350m / 7,700ft). The journey down unfolds with every step, providing moments of reflection on the breathtaking landscapes witnessed on the ascent.

As we make our way to Bamboo, surrounded by the lush beauty of the Himalayan terrain, Hotel Green View offers a comfortable haven for a well-deserved night's rest.

Day 10Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda and Hot Spring, 5 hours overnight at Hotel with Breakfast

  • Trek Distance: 8.5km / 5.2 miles
  • Trek Duration: 3-4 hrs

Continuing our journey from Bamboo, the trail leads us to the enchanting Jhinu Danda. The path descends to Kimrong Khola before ascending through serene rhododendron, bamboo, and oak forests, ultimately arriving at the idyllic Jhinu Danda. Famous for its natural hot springs, this destination provides a perfect retreat to soothe tired muscles. Surrounded by the beauty of rhododendron forests and lush vegetation, the hot springs offer a therapeutic and rejuvenating experience.

Day 11Hike from Jhinu Danda to Siwai/Ghandruk Phedi followed by a Scenic Drive to Pokhara

  • Trek Distance: 4km / 2.4 miles
  • Trek Duration: 2-3 hrs
  • Driving Duration: 2-3 hrs

As we bid farewell to Jhinu Danda, our trek takes us along a peaceful dusty road beside the Modi Khola. This leisurely walk, forming the most relaxed part of the entire trip, leads us to Siwa/Ghandruk Phedi after approximately three hours. Here, we say goodbye to the trails and embark on a scenic drive through the picturesque countryside to Pokhara, where we will spend the night.

Day 12Scenic Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, It takes 6 to 7 hours overnight Hotel with Breakfast

  • Driving Distance: 205 km / 127 miles
  • Driving Duration: 6-7 hrs

As the sun rises, marking the beginning of a new day, we bid farewell to the serene lakeside city of Pokhara. Embarking on a picturesque journey, we traverse the 205 km route from Pokhara to Kathmandu. The tourist bus follows the Marsyangdi River and then the Trishuli River, treating us to mesmerizing views of natural scenery and terraced farmlands.

The bus gracefully climbs the final stretch, bringing us back to Kathmandu—the very place where our adventurous journey commenced. The landscapes witnessed during this drive serve as a visual tapestry, weaving together the memories of the diverse landscapes encountered throughout the trek.

In the evening, a heartfelt farewell dinner organized by ESE awaits, providing an opportunity to reflect on the shared experiences and celebrate the journey that has left an indelible mark on our souls.

Note: For those seeking a quicker return, a 20-minute flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu is available at an additional cost.

As the journey concludes on Day 12, may your travels onwards be as remarkable as the path you've treaded. Safe and memorable adventures await you!

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Day 13Departure to the airport for your final destination to return

You will take a Breakfast easily at your Hotel and check out the room then get ready for final Departure to airport 25 minutes by private transport for your onward destination.

  • Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
  • B&B accommodation in Kathmandu (twin share basis)
  • Teahouse accommodation on full board (breakfasts, lunches & dinners) during the trek
  • Domestic Airfare: Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu for members, and staffs
  • Land Transportation : Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu for members and staffs
  • Required number of porters with wages, equipment, medical and accidental insurances
  • Baggage Allowance of 20 kg per member which will be carried by the porters.
  • Medical Kit
  • Walkie Talkie and Satellite Phone (Charges Per Call)
  • Salary & load carrying bonus for Sherpa
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu
  • Applicable local and government taxes
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc.
  • Trekking/Climbing gear (also available on hire)
  • Cost for the daily weather forecast
  • Tips for the staffs as a gratitude
  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Inclusions’

USD ACCOUNT

Bank Name: Nepal Investment Mega Bank Limited (NIMB) 

Account Name: Everest Sherpa Expedition Pvt. Ltd.

Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal

Swift Code: NIBLNPKT

Account No: 13201100003780

The Trekking Day

The day usually begins between 6.30 am and 7.30 am, with breakfast. During breakfast, the crew members make up the loads for the porters. You often start hiking by 7:30 am, though we wait for the sun to warm the air at higher altitudes.

The pace for the day is set at a lower speed. Instead, you will have time to become aware of everything around you and to enjoy it. Our guides are excellent timekeepers but cannot make you rush over the mountains!

The afternoon walk follows a similar pattern to the morning; it is often shorter, and your lodge is usually reached between 4 pm and 5 pm. There is plenty of time to relax or explore the surrounding area until the evening meal is served at about 6.30 pm. After dinner, there is time to chat, read or enjoy a game of cards with our crew. Most members are asleep by 9 pm.

We offer a highly skilled and experienced team of trekking guides, porters, support staff, cooks, and kitchen staff if required. Our team is dedicated to ensuring your safety and comfort throughout your trek. We provide high-quality camping gear, nutritious meals, and clean drinking water to keep you energized and hydrated on your trek. Our guides are knowledgeable about the local culture, flora, and fauna and will provide you with insights into the region's history and traditions. Our porters will carry your luggage, leaving you free to focus on enjoying the stunning scenery and challenging trails. We are committed to making your trekking experience memorable and enjoyable.

The Company offers a variety of trekking, peak climbing, mountaineering expedition, and tour services through its website (everestsherpaexpedition.com).

Our Terms & Conditions contain legal obligations, we encourage you to read them carefully. They form the basis on which bookings are accepted by the Company.

Inquire, Booking & Payment Details

  1. You can make further queries about your desired trip through the “Get a Quote” form available on each trip detail page, we will reply to you within 24 hours with the best possible answer, and the rest of the communication will be through our official mail info@everestsherpaexpedition.com.
  2. To make confirmation of the booking, you need to make a non-refundable deposit prior to your departure date (the prior deposit and amount required to pay will notify you through our official mail because it depends on the season, and the nature of the trip you have chosen).
  3. You can pay non-refundable deposit via wire transfer to our company bank account. Or any payment method that is easy for you. For our banking details see the Bank Details section.
  4. The service charge taken by Bank or service provider during the money transfer whether that is wire transfer or credit card use will be your liability.
  5. The rest amount of the trip needs to pay upon your arrival in Kathmandu before the departure date.
  6. If you are not able to pay the due amount before your trip departure will be treated as the cancellation of the trip.
  7. Unforeseen situations like domestic flight delays, bad weather, and natural disasters causing trip delays are not our responsibilities and additional personal expenses will not be covered by us.

Payment Refunds & Cancellations

  1. If the trip is cancelled 45 days before the trip start, 50% of the deposited amount will be charged, but if the trip is postponed for some other date within 1 year time period, no charge will be made.
  2. If the trip is cancelled two weeks before the departure date, No refund will be made.
  3. If you are not able to continue your trip once it begins because of health or another other situation, no refund will be made.
  4. Trip cancellation because of an unforeseen situation like bad weather, we will assist you to follow other trips because most of the thing required for the trip has already been purchased, and making a refund for such thing is not possible therefore by mutual understanding, a certain percentage of amount will be refunded.

Only Staff Insurance

  1. Our company is responsible to make proper insurance (accident and medical insurance) for all the field staff including guide, cook, Sherpa, kitchen staff, and porters.
  2. We are not responsible for any type of insurance for the clients, therefore, we would like to suggest you to make proper insurance before you travel. If you need to know further about this you can contact us at info@everestsherpaexpedition.com

Disclaimer

  1. Our field leader and guide of the company have full rights to make decisions on changing the trip routes, and walking hours to make your trip comfortable and secure because of bad weather, and health-related issues.
  2. Everest Sherpa Expedition Pvt. Ltd. Can cancel any fixed departure but we will notify you prior to one month. The cancellation of the trip can be because of bad weather, natural disaster, or insufficient group size, all the deposit will be refunded in this case.
  3. It is your responsibility to take care of your valuable belongings in a safe place, if anything went wrong because of your carelessness, we are not responsible for such cases.
  4. Activities like Trekking, peak climbing, and mountaineering in the remote area could have high levels of risk, if anything goes wrong like serious injuries or death (very rare case), the company is not responsible which is beyond anyone’s hands.

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