Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 11 Days

The Annapurna Base Camp trek brings you to the 10th highest mountain in the world and the journey to its base camp is one of the most popular treks on earth. The trek lead through typical Gurung and Magar villages and follows the Modi Khola upstream into the Annapurna Sanctuary, a valley surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks.The lush Rhododendron forest, happy villages and dramatic mountain view which makes the trek the most popular. The trek is moderately difficult with ups and downs on rugged trail.The fabulous mountain scenery & the rich cultural diversity traverses across a wide spectrum of lush rural farmlands and pretty villages where we see the local women folk humming romantic tunes while on their daily chores & cows with vermilion splattered foreheads that seem to be smiling at you in a hearty welcome to their home.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking will take you to Annapurna base camp (4130m) and Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 meters)  located at the heart of a natural amphitheater, a picture that will remain with you forever. The sunrise is another view to cherish, as it gradually illuminates the peak of Annapurna I (8091 m). The last highlight of this trek is to return the same way until you reach Chhomrong village. Just 20 minutes from the lodge at Jhinu Danda there are the natural hot spring, a gift from nature, in which to relax. Your last day of trekking will take you through Landruk village and onto your final destination at Phedi. You will be drive to Pokhara by vehicle for about an hour and a half.

Overview

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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