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Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 11 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek, is a trekking with a difference in the comfort of cozy neat lodge known as Tea-House from the early days since the commercial trekking began, an awesome picturesque journey.

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp & Sanctuary leading to a remarkable wonderful journey to the best part of Annapurna area with constant views of snow capped mountains throughout this trekking, a marvelous walk in the heart of worlds tenth highest mountain Mt. Annapurna at 8,091 m / 26, 545 ft (world’s 1st 8000 meters mountain first climbed by French Expeditions, late Maurice Herzog and Mr. L. Lachenel in June 03rd 1950 three years before Tenzing and Hillary climbed Mt. Everest.

Annapurna base camp trek is located in the Annapurna Conservation Area. ABC trek passes through many villages of different ethnic communities having different culture and lifestyle. The sub-tropical forests come alive with an immense variety of bird life and waterfall. Likewise, thunder down from steep cliff sides and monkeys chatter from the tree-tops. The terraced fields and tropical fruit trees around the trail is extra attraction of the trek. The white-washed Gurung villages the eye to vistas dominated by some of the Himalaya’s on Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Annapurna base Camp Trek is consists of diverse terrain, culture, and wildlife to observe. There are more than just the clear mountains or snow through the ABC; you’ll be surrounded by the delightful Gurungs, lush-green plantations, and interesting Himalayan creatures. The reason that makes this journey dangerous is due to unpredictable climatic condition, tough terrain and high altitude. The major attractions of this trek are Ghandruk and Chhomrong village, Annapurna and natural hot spring in Jhinu. You can watch Hawk migration from ABC if you are lucky enough. The trek is lovelier during a full moon. The mountain glows up so wonderfully that the view will leave you dazed. Be sure to capture them in your camera and your memories.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02:Drive to Pokhara 820 m (220 k.m) – 08 hrs.
  • Day 03:Drive to Siwai and trek to Jhinu 1,780 m – 06 hrs.
  • Day 04:Trek to Bamboo 2,310 m – 07 hrs.
  • Day 05:Trek to Deurali 3,280 m – 06 hrs.
  • Day 06:Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m – 06 hrs.
  • Day 07:Trek back to Dovan 2,600 m – 07 hrs.
  • Day 08:Trek to Chhomrong 2,170 m – 06 hrs.
  • Day 09:Trek to Siwai 1,250 m – 05 hrs and drive to Pokhara – 03 hrs.
  • Day 11:Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.
  • Day 11:International departure.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Standard Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the Annapurna base camp trek
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Pokhara)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trekking Guide.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and Porter costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket,duffel bag (Trekking Bag) and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • T-shirt,trekking map and trip achievement certificate are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS) ,Note-Please Bring 2 passport size photos for permit
  • Medical kit (carried by your trekking Guide)
  • All government and local taxes.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of fast arrival, late departure, fast return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of fast return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance for High Altitude
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle water, boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guides, porters and drivers
  • Donation and Charity.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Trip Facts

  • Himalayan Kingdom,Nepal
  • 1-12 People
  • Kathmandu,Nepal
  • Kathmandu,Nepal
  • 4,130m/13,545ft
  • Moderate
  • Breakfast at Kathmandu and all meals during the treks
  • Hotel at Kathmandu and tea houses during the treks

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