Kathmandu-(7 hrs drive) Pokhara- (3 hrs)(Nayapool- Ulleri)- (6-7 hrs)Ghorepani- (5-6 hrs)Tadapani- (3-4 hrs) Chumrung-(5-6 hrs) Dovan- (4-5 hrs)Deurali-(5 hrs) (MBC- Annapurna Base Camp)(5-7 hrs)- Bamboo- (3-4 hrs)Jhinudada-(3-4 hrs) (Kimche- Pokhara)-(25 mins by flight) Kathmandu
February, March, April, May, September, December
The start of the hike to the Annapurna Base Camp brings you closer to the beautiful Himalayas from Nepal. You can see spectacular high peaks that make you delighted from inside. Therefore, it is not a big surprise for anyone to stay longer on the trip. You can walk for a short time, especially with older children to observe things around them. This trek is for people of every age group. However, you should be interested in the trek. This journey is very valuable with incredible scenery, engaging culture, and comfortable accommodation. Walking is not that exhausting with all those beauties around. The 360-degree panorama of Annapurna sanctuary is the dream of every traveler. You can also see the vertical view of the South Face of the Annapurna Towering above.
The trip passes with the villages that welcome you with warm culture. There is terraced farmland that provides you an insight into the traditional farming of Nepal. Farming and cattle rearing is the major occupation of local people residing in the villages. You will be more delighted to see rhododendron forests, over Glacier Rivers, waterfalls, and spectacular views of sheer cliffs. On top of that, there are the giant Himalayas that add beauty to nature. The highest altitude at Annapurna Base Camp is 4130 m. Therefore, there is a gentle increase in altitude-related problems every next day. Visitors are suggested to carry some medicines in case of any emergency.
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A representative from our office will pick you from the airport after you arrive in Kathmandu. He/She will take you to our hotel. In the afternoon, we may visit the office or take a rest if you are too tired. You will also be provided a welcome dinner hosted by our institution. You will be served authentic Nepali cuisine that tells you the Nepalese culture. You will stay overnight in Kathmandu.
We will catch up on some last-minute shopping if there is leisure time. Travelers will explore landscape of the Kathmandu valley and the Newari culture. We may also go for the short tour to Kathmandu valley as there are various important sites such as Patan Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka, Bhaktapur, etc. We will stay overnight at Kathmandu.
We will go to Pokhara on the 2nd day. There are two options to head to Pokhara. You can drive or travel by air. A drive would take 7-8 hrs while a flight will take just 25 minutes to reach. You may drive if you want to enjoy highway scenes. Otherwise, you can take a short scenic flight. It is up to you how you want to travel. If you take a flight, you can enjoy the rest of the day, chilling or exploring Pokhara.
7 hrs drive
We drive towards Nayapool after having breakfast. After that, we will begin a short hike going up to the village of Ulleri. There we will spend our night. People also lose around 7 to 10 percent of body weight during the hike. This is a common phenomenon that also depends on your appetite and other factors. Most seasoned trekkers manage to eat a healthy diet along with a long journey. Climbers are highly encouraged to eat as much as possible.
3 hrs drive
We walk towards Ghorepani following fertile trails along the way. On the way, you could see streams, waterfalls, and rhododendron and pine forests. We will be reaching Ghorepani village after 5-6 hours of walk. You can explore the village that has traditional Gurung and Magars culture. You can see the typical Gurung culture if you visit Ghnadruk village. If you want to do other trek and volunteer activities around villages, feel free to contact the office/tour operator. We will spend the night at Ghorepani.
You can catch the sunrise over the Himalayas if you make an early morning climb along the absolute path to the standpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft). It is the most popular trekking target of the Annapurna region. It is also a great standpoint to benefit from the amazing views of Mustang and Pokhara. You can enjoy more than 20 of the highest mountains as well as the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The snowy peaks of the high mountains emerge above and around us glowing in the morning light. After taking photographs, we go back to Ghorepani. After breakfast, we start east and climb a close-by ridge. We move down through rhododendron forests, pass by stunning waterfalls and reach Tadapani. We will stay overnight at Tadapani.
We need approximately six hours' walk until reaching the trekking hub of Chomrong. You can see the bulk of Annapurna South nearest to you. You can also see the old trees covered with thick moss. You may even catch the occasional glimpses of Annapurna South and Macchapuchare. You may also observe the awesome sunlight and twilight. We will stay overnight at Chomrong.
You need to trek for around 5-6 hours to reach Dovan. This trek distance is 8.6 kilometers/ 5.3 miles. Dovan is at a height of 2600m above sea level. The most difficult part of the ABC trek is the steep ascent towards upper Sinuwa and steep descent till Chhomrong Khola. On this day, we will stay at Dovan for our next destination towards Deurali.
The number of tea lodges starts reducing as one move up the trail. Sometimes there is no availability of rooms if there are a big number of trekkers. You have to walk gradually upwards or walk sometimes a little steep. You must walk through the forest with the amazing views of the valley. Finally, we will reach Deurali after a long tiring trek. The overnight stay will be at Deurali.
You need to climb gently through a river bed. After that, to a steep trail over to the mountainside. The hike from Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat tiring. You can get excellent views of the majestic Himalayas from Machhapuchhre Base Camp. This is certainly a rewarding experience. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC. After that, the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. We can get a sensational view of the Annapurna towering. You can observe the dynamic view of the 360-degree panorama. The overnight is at the Annapurna Base Camp.
On this day, we will start going down from the Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo. On the way, you can see Modi Khola and thick forests of rhododendron. You will have to walk about 16 hours. This requires almost 7 hours. You can enjoy the view of the snowy peaks which makes you delighted from inside. You will regret if you forget to take your camera. Travelers capture the most scenic beauty through their cameras. We will stay overnight at Bamboo.
On this day, we will start going down from the Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo. On the way, you can see Modi Khola and thick forests of rhododendron. You will have to walk for about 16 hours. This requires almost 7 hours. You can enjoy the view of the snowy peaks which makes you delighted from inside. You will regret it if you forget to take your camera. Travelers capture the most scenic beauty through their cameras. We will stay overnight at Bamboo..
We follow the plain dust road along the right of Mardi Khola after leaving Jhinu Danda. We then reach to Kimche after walking for some hours. It is regarded as one of the best walks of the entire trek. You will feel relaxed. We then drive to pokhara by jeep and rest for a while. After few hours of drive, we reach Pokhara which is a tourist hub.
It is better to explore some more days to Pokhara if you want. It is one of the best places to discover natural beauty. Do not forget to visit Davis falls, Mahendra cave as well as the lakeside of Pokhara. We do organize other adventures and sports activities besides trek. Please feel free to contact the tour operator or guide. They are 24/7 ready in service. We will provide you unused services if you want to explore Pokhara. You can use them anytime. They include farewell dinner, transportation service, etc.
We will fly to Kathmandu in the afternoon. After that, we will be escorted to our hotel. We will be having farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of the journey. On this day, you will stay overnight in Kathmandu. You can take some necessary items or enjoy the shopping in the evening.
22 mins by flight
Our journey to Nepal will finally end today. A representative from the office will drop at the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight. You will have plenty of time to plan about the next adventure on the way home.
Trekkers will enjoy 3 hearty meals on each day of the trek. You will have breakfast and dinner at the same lodge where you will stay at night. You will be provided lunch at teahouses or small restaurants along the way. You can easily choose your favorite food from the menu provided to you. Our leaders will make sure that you are provided with the right foods. You will be given fresh and organic fruits. They may be brought from Kathmandu or locally sourced in the villages. Your diet will comprise complex carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. We may arrange vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and kosher diets with prior notice.
Many travelers also might think about who they are traveling with. You don’t have to worry about this. You will be traveling with compatible travelers from all around the globe. There is no such age limit for doing this trek. The only thing is you need to be healthy and have the willingness to trek. Your previous hiking experience, as well as mental fitness, counts a lot. We will be trying to include the same age group persons in a group so that the hiking pace among trekkers matches.
Besides, altitude sickness has been a major problem for most of the visitors. Here are the few tips that are tried and tested by our professional leaders:
Safety and Security
Here are the few measures that you can implement to ensure safety:
You will be provided the following trekking equipment by our office
You will be provided an experienced guide for a group of 1-5. However, for the group of 6-12 individuals, you will have 2 professional guides. The package consists of 2 porters for every 2 individuals. You need to pack your bags lightly because you will not be able to carry heavy loads along with the trek. You will not be able to enjoy your journey in the Himalayas unless you pack wisely. You will be sleeping in small lodges and tea houses during the entire trip. Please be prepared with the right clothes as per the season. It will get colder at the higher elevations especially during winters. You can also consult us or simply visit our comprehensive packing list for the Annapurna Circuit trek with Tlicho lake in Nepal.
The trek is comparatively easier than the Everest Base Camp trek. This is because it involves shorter days of trekking. You have to reach elevations of a maximum of 4,130 m / 13,550 feet. You only have to stay for a few days on higher elevations. Despite, it is very essential to take precautionary measures. There are green forests in the low altitude which provides plenty of fresh air. The trek begins at an altitude of 800m/2,625 feet which allows sufficient days for adaptation.
The best month for the Annapurna Base Camp trek is during the pre-monsoon months. This is generally from March to May. However, post-monsoon months starting from late September till December are also considered favorable. However, you need to prepare accordingly during the winter seasons. Some people also go trekking in February and early September.
We will run our booked trips under normal circumstances. You will still be going on the trip even if other hikers cancel at the end moment. We will not cancel the whole trip even if there is less number of participants. Please note that we will not be continuing the trip if there is a political riot, natural disasters, pandemic, epidemic or catastrophes, etc.
You will be guided by experts who are experienced and have been to camp multiple times for years. Our guides are locals who communicate in English. They acquire deep knowledge of the mountain, people, culture, hygiene, and safety.
You need to pack your bags lightly because you will not be able to carry heavy loads along with the trek. However, essential items should be kept at least for 8 days. You will not be able to enjoy your journey in the Himalayas unless you pack wisely. You will be sleeping in small lodges and tea houses during the entire trip. Please be prepared with the right clothes as per the season. It will get colder at the higher elevations especially during winters. You can also consult us or simply visit our comprehensive packing list for the Annapurna Base Camp trek.
Trekkers will enjoy 3 hearty meals on each day of the trek. You will have breakfast and dinner at the same lodge where you will stay at night. You will be provided lunch at teahouses or small restaurants along the way. You can easily choose your favorite food from the menu provided to you. Our leaders will make sure that you are provided with the right foods. You will be given fresh and organic fruits. They may be brought from Kathmandu or locally sourced in the villages. Your diet will comprise complex carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. The chefs are trained in hygienic food preparation and allergy safety. We may arrange vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and kosher diets with prior notice.
Yes, the trek is fixable. We can continue to other trekking as per guest request. However, visit other trekking sites may include additional charges.
15 Days from US $4500
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