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Annapurna Base Camp trek is without a doubt the most popular trekking trail in Nepal. Opened in 1977, the trekking route follows the path to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna (8091m), the tenth highest mountain in the world.
The ABC trekking traverses diverse landscapes ranging from rolling green hills and farming terraces to snows and glaciers. Trekkers will visit Machhapuchhre base camp and Annapurna base camp, the latter situated at an altitude of 4130m, back to back. The route is still a classic trek into the Annapurna Sanctuary that opens up to a spectacular 360 degree view of Annapurna ranges including Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Macchapucchre (Fishtail) and Mardi Himal.
Annapurna Base Camp trekking trail falls within the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), which is the oldest and largest community protected area in Nepal, promoting Sustainable Tourism. The area is home to many rare species including Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Himalayan Wolf and Himalayan Pheasants. The trek also offers a window to Nepali village life and the culture of Gurung, Magar, Brahmin and Chhetri when you trek along the villages Ghandruk, Deurali, Bamboo and Naya Pul.
The trekking trail carries relatively more avalanche risks than other trekking trails in the Annapurna region. Nonetheless, Annapurna Base Camp trek is an easy and romantic one.
● Trek to Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchhre Base Camp
● Enjoy 360 degree panorama of Annapurna Ranges including south face of Mt. Annapurna, tenth highest mountain on earth
● Experience diverse landscapes and colorful culture of various ethnic groups
● Trek through Annapurna Conservation area which is inhabited by Snow Leopard and Himalayan wolf
● Visit the beautiful villages of Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Duerali, Jhinu Danda
● Enjoy natural hot springs
● Explore lakes, caves, museums and nightlife in Pokhara
● All airport/hotel transfers.
● Two Night Accommodation at a deluxe hotel in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing basis.
● Two Nights accommodations at deluxe hotel in Pokhara on twin/double sharing basis.
● All accommodations and meals during the trek.
● An experienced licensed English-Speaking guide and porters.
● Two way tourist bus ticket from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
● All ground transportation during the trek as per itinerary.
● Guided sightseeing tour in Pokhara
● All necessary permits (TIMS, Park fees, world heritage sites entry fee where applicable)
● Farewell dinner
● A comprehensive medical kit.
● All government and local taxes
● Nepal Visa Fee
● International airfare to and from Kathmandu
● Meals in Kathmandu
● Any kind of refreshment beverages and alcohol.● Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu in cases of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountains (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
● Travel and rescue insurance.
● Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle
or boiled water, shower, etc.)
● Any extra costs resulting from cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest or illness
● Tips for guide, drivers and porters.
● Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase
● Day bag.( Small handbag)
● Trekking shoes
● Sports shoes or sandals.
● Sun Hat/cap
● Warm woolen cap
● Trekking jacket Gore tex/ fleece jacket
● Pullover or warm sweeter
● 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock
● Hand gloves
● 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
● 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
● 3/4 pairs of Underwear
● Eye glass
● Water bottle
● 4 seasons Sleeping bag
● Flash or Torch light
● Camera and batteries.
For lodge and teahouse trekking, we ensure the standard group size, not exceed 16 pax. We believe we can maintain the quality of our services for 16 participants in each group. Please note some restricted trekking areas will require at least two participants to get permits. Individual and solo trekkers are allowed in other trekking regions.
For this trek we provide one licensed professional guide who can communicate or speak in English, one porter for every two participants and one assistant guide for more than 12 pax. A group of 16 participants will have one complimentary group leader. Our trekking guides and porters are well informed about their responsibilities. And the porters can carry up to 20kg of weight. Our field staff will also include one guide who is adept in administering first aid.
The accommodations are chosen based on trekking itinerary, comfort level, budget and interests of trekkers and accessibility in terms of scenery and trail. Most arrangements are made on Bed & Breakfast basis, double/twin sharing in Lodges/Tea houses and Deluxe – Star hotels in cities. Depending upon your interests, a wide range of hotels are available in city areas such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, etc. and during the trekking trail, there are plenty of lodges, teahouses, guesthouses and sometimes even hotels for accommodation. A Teahouse/Lodge trek is where trekkers stay in lodges and guesthouses along the trail as opposed to tents/camping. Such Teahouses/Lodges are run either by local families or are community-based which offers simple to moderate facilities, with simple beds, solar-powered hot water and a limited set of cuisines/meals.
For this trek we offer two types of accommodation, ‘Deluxe Hotel’ in the city and ‘Teahouse/Lodge’ during the trekking trail. The Hotels and Teahouses have been selected by the Asia Buddhist Tours & Treks after personal inspection. We look at the conditions of the inns, local hygiene, quality of food, type of service and more. All rooms are double occupancy, but you can request a single occupancy room for an additional fee. However, sometimes single rooms are not available in some places, depending upon seasonality with limited choices available in peak season. We do work to provide the best possible options when trekking in the High Himalayas.
Touristic cities such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, offer some of the finest dining restaurants. Get spoiled with unlimited choices for cuisines, ranging from local Nepali food to international delicacies. In contrast, there might not be as much variety of cuisines available on the trekking trail. Trekking lodges and small eateries along the trail will offer you basic diets such as Nepali Dal Bhat, sandwich, apple pie and pizza and regular beverages. However, you will get to enjoy mostly organic food on trekking trails.
For this trek we offer you full board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) local or best available continental food as per menu on your choice and 3 cups of tea/coffee per day. Please note that full board meals are not included during your transition stay in city areas, guests will have to pay for the meals (dinner and lunch), alcohol, hot & cold beverages and mineral water.
Upon your arrival in Nepal at Tribhuvan International Airport, we will come to receive you and help you transfer luggage. We will directly drive you to your booked hotel where you can relax and unwind. In the afternoon/evening, our guide will accompany you to our office where you receive a short briefing about your trip. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Today you will leave Kathmandu for your trekking trip. After early morning breakfast, you will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus. The journey takes you along Prithivi Highway with beautiful views of green hills, snow peaks, rivers and villages. It takes about 6 hrs to arrive in Pokhara. Upon arrival in Pokhara we will take a jeep drive to Ghandruk. Stay overnight in Ghandruk.
After breakfast, we start back on the trekking trail. The trail begins to ascend as it makes its way through pine forests. You will follow the Modi river before crossing a long suspension bridge located in Jhinu Danda. The trail is partly made of stone which ascends dramatically all the way to Chhomrong. Enjoy the amazing views of Annapurna and Hiunchuli from here. Stay overnight in Chhomrong.
Prepare yourself for a full day of trek through forests of rhododendron, bamboo and oak. Ahead of Chhomrong, the trail crosses Chhomrong river on a suspension bridge and enters the forested path. It will be an easy but sturdy walk over stone staircases. In an hour and a half you will be climbing a ridge where Sinuwa village rests and further the forested trail climbs higher before finally descending down to Bamboo. Stay overnight in Bamboo.
We will follow the trail under the shadow of rhododendron and bamboo forests. The trail continues to move up crossing over small streams and Hindu temples. Once you are at Doban, the path will be a little easier. From here it is another 1 hour trek to reach Deurali. Be careful of avalanches and boulders along this path. Stay overnight in Deurali.
Today the trek is going to be even challenging. Beyond Deurali the paths are all avalanche prone and slippery. This path is also the entering section of Annapurna sanctuary. You will be in the midst of birch and bamboo forests and ridges flanked sideways. Once you reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp you will have astounding views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli. From here it is just another 500m climb to arrive at Annapurna Base Camp at 4130m. ABC offers you a close-up view of the massive South face of Mt. Annapurna. Stay overnight at the base camp.
Today we will begin our return journey. After having climbed this higher, now it is time to head back along the same route. It is a fairly easy trek from ABC to Bamboo as you make a past forested path of rhododendron, birch and bamboo. Don’t be surprised if you come across langur monkeys enroute. Stay overnight in bamboo.
The trail descends from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda. Walking is mostly on stone paved paths. Jhinu Danda is located on the Modi river and hosts warm hot springs. Stay overnight in Jhinu Danda.
This is the last day of your trekking. After morning breakfast, pick up your trekking bags for the final leg of the trek. Enjoy the beautiful terraced fields and village lifestyle. Within 2 hrs you will arrive at Naya Pul where a jeep will be waiting for you to drive to Pokhara. Stay overnight in Pokhara.
Today you will participate in a full day guided tour of Pokhara. You can visit Davis Fall, Gupteswar Cave and Bindabasini Temple followed by a hike to World Peace Pagoda to see the views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks and Pokhara valley. Stay overnight in Pokhara
After breakfast we will take a drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. In Kathmandu you can unwind in your hotel or stroll in Thamel bazaar. In the evening, enjoy the farewell dinner and stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Depending on the timing of your international flight, our staff will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We hope to see you again in Nepal.
Annapurna Base Camp trek is the most popular trek in Nepal. Hundreds of thousands of trekkers choose Annapurna region for trekking every year. It is not only the most visited but also the safest trek in Nepal. The trekking region is well connected by roads, internet and phone and there are plenty of facilities of lodges and guesthouses along the trekking trail.
Annapurna Base Camp trek is graded easy to moderate on difficult scale which means the trek is recommendable for all age groups of trekkers. The trekking itinerary is planned to give you enough time for acclimatization so there is no risk of high altitude sickness (HAS). The trekking trails are well established and maintained except for some rugged path on last section to base camp, the trail is quite easy and walk-able. The highest altitude you will reach in this trek is 4130m. Asia Buddhist tours and treks will provide you with an experienced guide to lead the trek.
No trekking experience as such is required to do Annapurna Base Camp trek. The only criteria you will need is to be physically fit and mentally healthy. Previous experience of Himalaya trekking is recommended but not essential.
The program cost we offer to you is both reasonable and comparative. Since we practice sustainable tourism, we attempt to give the best experience to our tourists while ensuring equal economic dividends to locals of host destination and our staffs. We do not overprice and we discourage unhealthy practice of undercutting. We believe in providing quality service to our guests at a sustainable comparative price.
Yes, you can always customize the itinerary according to your requirements. We are quite flexible in re-designing the itinerary by taking into consideration your time availability and needs.
We are flexible in designing programs that suit your interests and needs. Feel free to let us know what you prefer and what your choices are. You can combine two or three trek programs in one go or even more. Alternatively you can go for tour and trek programs combinedly. We are open to any set of combination you want to pursue.
You can cancel the trip if you have personal reasons to do so. Please read our Terms & Conditions for refund details.