Nepal Base Camp Treks(P)Ltd Govt. Regd. No : 144861/071/072 Tourism License No : 1788
  • Destination
    Nepal
  • Region
    Annapurna
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate
  • Mode of Trip: Tea-House
  • Highest elevation: ABC (4130m)
  • Mode of Transport:Private Car/ Tourist Bus
  • Best Time: Oct-Nov-Mar-May
  • Group Size: 01 to 50 Trekkers
  • Start/End Point: Kathmandu

Annapurna Base Camp Trek leads you to the heart of the world’s tenth highest Mt. Annapurna stands above 8,091 m and 26,545 ft high. the first 8,000 meters mountains ever climbed by French Expeditions in 1950. three years before Mt. Everest was summited in 1953.

Annapurna base camp Nepal Trek region, located Nepal North Mid West Himalaya which is directly north of famous and popular touristic destination Pokhara, a place for awesome views of massive Annapurna range with majestic Machapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ a virgin, the unclimbed peak of Himalaya, Mardi Himal Trek routes join in Pitam Deorali

Scenic Pokhara valley and the city where Annapurna reflects on its calm Phewa and Begnas lakes, a place for all kinds of adventure sports as well route to many trekking destinations around Annapurna areas. The walk leads from Pokhara with a short drive into high hills covered within green vegetation and tall trees of rhododendron (national flower of Nepal), oaks, magnolia, and pine forest where the route follows Modi River right up to its glacial source at Annapurna base camp and beautiful sanctuary.

Trekking along with amazing panorama mountains in the harmony of traditional Gurung villages Ghandruk, Jhinu, and Chhomrong enriched with the colorful culture of age-old heritage with Buddhist religion as walk leads into a gorge with overnights in lodges on route Bamboo-Dovan-Himalaya-Deurali to reach Machapuchare base camp.

From Machapuchare base camp where Annapurna Sanctuary begins as, walks lead into a plateau overlooking amphitheater of peaks that surrounds you as the route ends at Annapurna circuit trek with an altitude of above 4,130 m / 13, 629 ft. Annapurna is probably the only base camp in the whole Himalaya with facilities of warm and cozy nice lodges to stay with rooms overlooking views of snow-clad peaks including choice of meals as per the menu set by the local lodge.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek rewards you with a panorama of Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft), and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft), including to Mt. Machapuchare (Fish-tail) at 6,790 m stretches up towards Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli and Fluted Peaks or Singu Chuli. ABC trek is suitable for all types of travelers including Nepalese and across the border for Indian nationality as well, for western or foreign trekkers where TIM (Trekking Information Management System) is applied with ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project).

Annapurna Base Camp Trek “the journey of lifetime holiday experience in Himalaya!

Annapurna Base Camp Trek(short form ABC) probably the best legendary and classical trekking route in the mountain world offers to breathe stopping panorama sunrise views over its 8091m peaks, give an opportunity to experience the typical Nepalese villages, the traditional living way of local people and their life in Himalaya Nepal. The Annapurna Base Camp walking route goes passing through spectacular and tranquil landscapes in the region, Charming villages of Gurungs and Magars with lashed green Rhododendron (Nepal National flower), bamboo and alpine forests up to last and final destination of Annapurna Base Camp at the high altitude of 4130m (13546feet.)

Natural Experiences

The Annapurna trail is equally a delight for natural experiences. The day climbs the first viewpoint of our trekking from Poon Hill, we leave our big luggage ii Ghorepani Hotel. As soon caught the best panorama sunrise excursion step down to Ghorepani for a hot trekking breakfast before making a journey to Tadapani. Poon hill is one of the excellent sunrise viewpoints around the Mountain vista. Mount Dhaulagiri 8167m the six in Nepal and seventh highest in the world, the Annapurna mountain Range and secret fishtail (Machhapuchhare) in Nepal. On the far northern part, the Butterfly Peaks, Tukuche Peaks in the north part are all visible from the top of Poon Hill 3,210m/10,529feet. (SHOULD WE SAY SOMETHING ABOUT WHAT WE SEE WHEN WE REACH BEFORE ABC, in this part?). Finding ourselves in the base of massive Annapurna I (8091m) with 360 degrees Mountain View is incredibly beautiful that is beyond our imagination that is an unforgettable lifetime holiday experience in Nepal Himalaya.

Natural Hot spring

There is a natural hot spring 10minute down to Modi river from Jhinu Danda hotels, can enjoy yourself spiritually in a natural hot spring with bathing areas in the lap of the mountain peak. Locals people around believe that the waters have a healing quality that eases away your body aches and pains.

Annapurna People and Culture

The locals we will encounter along the way to Annapurna Base Camp Route are mixed ethnic groups. There are Brahmans and Chhetris in the lower part of elevations and Mongoloid face people in Himalaya or higher elevation. Ethnic groups are Gurung and Magar people in the area, one of the famous British Gurkha regiments. If you wondering to explore cultural and traditional Nepal heritages in the Himalaya region then Nepal Base Camp Treks highly suggest you trek to Upper Mustang, Langtang Tamang Heritage, Manaslu, and Everest region too. But no doubt that Annapurna is the best for scenery as some 56,000 people trek there every year.

How to Get  there and away

Like most of the famous Annapurna treks except Annapurna Circuit crossing Thorong-La pass (5416M), Annapurna Base Camp Trek above 4000m also starts and ends in Pokhara 800m – first beautiful city and naturally blessed place to relax after several day hikes in the Annapurna region. Approximately 200km to the west from Kathmandu by road and 25 minutes fly by air. Several domestic airlines run a daily flight between Kathmandu to Pokhara which cost USD 125.00 per person during the main trekking season and USD 100 in the offseason for foreigners, Nepal people and Indian passport holders get quite cheaper at USD 50 to USD 80 per person. Drive about 7-8 hours by normal tourist bus, Local buses and microbuses leave every one hour from new bus park Kathmandu till 3 pm. GreenLine Buses (USD 25.00 per person including lunch on the way) and other tourist buses live every morning from Kantipath. Nepal Base Camp Team happily arrange and handle everything on your request.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary (ABC Trek Itinerary in short form) will be 7 days from Pokhara following river Modi or start from Kande via Landruk village. If trek via Poon  Hill viewpoint 9 days from/to Pokhara and 11 days from Kathmandu depending on your timetable and physical fitness in high altitude. Most of the people trek 12days Annapurna Base Camp via Ghorepani Poon Hill Circuit which is relaxing and allows you to get extra acclimatized and the suitable itinerary will be 10 to 12 days. The itinerary can be even more than 2 days longer if we trek back to Kande via Himalpani, Landruk, Pothana. Starting from Nayapul – Chhomrong and straight up to Annapurna Base Camp and back to the Nayapul same way along the Modi Khola River is the shortest itinerary route. Most Korean trekkers do the same.NBCT carefully designed a 10-12days itinerary is for relaxing and comfortable trekkers. Nepal Base Camp Treks can organize in 7 days including domestic flights to Pokhara from Kathmandu and start the trek on the same day. We also offer a tailor-made trip to Annapurna Base Camp.

How difficult to Trek Annapurna Base Camp?

Many people ask how difficult to trek Annapurna Base Camp, it is a very moderate route and doesn’t demand advanced physical fitness levels to get there, so everyone can enjoy and take pleasure in nature walking during the trek. Also, those who are trekking with children or family can also get pleasure from this trek. Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp via Ghorepani loop allows your body to get adapted and acclimatized before high altitude. Also, it helps you to keep your body in excellent shape and you can tackle physically depending on an aerobatic walk into a thin air area. The visitor having previous trekking experience with a fit body can complete it within a short period of time. The highest elevation we will gain is 4130m/13,546feet from sea level.

When to trek Annapurna Base Camp?

From mid-September as soon rainy season stop to mid-December and mid-March to May are the best trekking seasons to do Annapurna Base Camp. Mid-June to mid-September are still rainy months but this time is best for keen botanists and has a clear sky sometimes and is less touristic. During the trek, it offers grand spectacles of colorful blooming rhododendron flowers during the month of February, March, and April. The view of Mt. Dhaulagiri ranges with the rising sun shining on its superb views of this trek. The highlight of this trip is you will climb Poon Hill 3210m at dawn to enjoy one of the views of the most brilliant mountains on the Earth. As the sun touches the snow-capped Himalayan Giants, (Dhaulagiri 8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m), among many other peaks, gradually become visible magically before your eyes. This trek also offers great opportunities to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region with a limited short time of trekking. If you would like to avoid crowd trekking season then highly recommended to trek in December and February. The temperature is a little cold in the mornings but not unbearable and warmer during daylight and clear sky with a fantastic view most of the days.

Gear List

Nepal Base Camp Treks will send you the list of Annapurna Base Camp Trek Packing Gear List specifically required for this trekking once your booking is confirmed with us. But in the meantime consider buying some good trekking boots to protect ankles and start using them

Tentative Outline Itinerary: Kathmandu to Kathmandu (8 DAYS)

Day 01: Drive to Pokhara city lake side hotel 7/8 hours (200km)

Day 02: Drive and trek to Ghandruk village (1960m), 3-6 hours overnight

Day 03: Trek to Chhomrong (2170m), 4-5 hours,Overnight in best lodges

Day 04: Trek to Himalaya Hotel (2930m), 5-7 hours,Overnight in lodge.

Day 05: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m), 6-7 hours overnight lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Sinuwa (2310m), 7-8 hours,overnight lodge

Day 07: Trek to Pokhara via Jhinu (1780m), 6-7 hours and drive to Pokhara

Day 08: Driven back to Kathmandu Thamel Hotel of optional flights

MANUAL NOTE

Trip Note: “NBCT paramount concern is your safety” while traveling with Nepal Base Camp Team. Please note that your trek leader has the authority to modify or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is necessary due to your safety concerns.

NBCT every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary as it is; however, since this adventure weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, unseen natural disasters etc can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The trekking leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary 8 Days from Pokhara!

Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m) – 3 Hours Today,

we are going to begin our actual trek from Nayapul. So, we take a short drive to Nayapul from Pokhara which takes about an hour. From Nayapul, we take a short walk along the banks of Modi Khola, which brings us to Birethanti (1015m). From there, our trail continues through the village and climbs continuously up the side to the Hille (1495m). We eventually reach Tikhedhunga (1577m).

Day 2: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2840m) – 5 Hours

From Tikhedhunga, we move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri (2070m). Ulleri is a large Magar village. Our trail ascends more gently from this point through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti (2250m). After walking for a couple of hours, we arrive at Ghorepani (2840m) where we stay overnight.

Day 3: Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2610m) – 4 Hours

Early in the morning today, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3210m) which is a best viewpoint in the Annapurna Region. Poon Hill offers the best opportunity to witness the phenomenal panorama of the beautiful peaks including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Poon Hill is regarded as the Photographer’s paradise. You can enjoy the unobstructed views of the sunrise over stunning snowcapped Himalayas.

Day 4: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrung (2140m) – 5 Hours

We start our steep downhill walk today through the forests of rhododendrons. Leaving Tadapani and descending through the forests, we reach Gurung village of Gurjung as the trail eases. After Gurjung, we eventually walk to Chhomrung which at the elevation of 2140m. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 5: Trek from Chhomrung to Himalaya Hotel (2900m) 5 to 6 Hours

Our trail drops down to the Chhomrung Khola today and again we continue climbing to Khuldighar where there used to be an Annapurna Conservation Area Check Post. We walk little further clearing the forest and the follow the steeply down trail towards the bottom of the gorge, Dovan.It’s relatively short trek today. Our day begins early in the morning with the climb through bamboo forests first, and then through the forest of rhododendron to Himalaya.

Day 6: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4131m) – 5 Hours

Starting from Deurali and passing through the Machhapuchhre Base Camp which is often known as Annapurna Sanctuary as the area is surrounded by mountains, we trek further two hours to reach Annaupurna Base Camp at the elevation of 4131m. From Annapurna Base Camp, you can observe some of the awe-inspiring views of mountains. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 7: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) to Sinuwa (2345m) 6 to 7  Hours

Today, we return to Bamboo following the same trail back. Our trail drops by 1700m to the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo at 2345m. You can find few teahouses/lodges available to stay at Bamboo. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.Until Chhomrung, we follow the same trail back from Bamboo Once we have passed Khuldighar, we continue our trail through rhododendron.

Day 8: Trek from Sinuwa Danda to Jhinu  4 Hours, and drive back to Pokhara – 3 Hour

We walk at the right side of Modi Khola for about 5 hours to Birethanti which can be considered one of the best and the most relaxing walks of the entire Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Upon reaching Nayapul, we take a drive back to Pokhara where we stay overnight at Splendid View Hotel.

 

Cost Details

What Is Included Annapurna Special Packages Trip!

  • Private car/Transportations Pokhara hotel to Pokhara
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu Tourist Bus Fares
  • 5Nights Best Accommodations during the trek from Pokhara
  • 2nights hotel with breakfast in Pokhara deluxe hotel in Pokhara
  • Meals at your Choice during trek ( Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
  • Choice of Hot Tea/Coffee anytime during the trek
  • Annapurna trekking Permit, TIMS and Local Entrance Fees
  • An Experienced, Mountain guide (Government License Holder) 
  •  Local Strong Porter (above 2 people) from Pokhara
  • Down Filled Sleeping bag to use during the trek
  • Down Filled Jacket to use during the trek
  • Waterproof Duffel bag to use during the trek
  • Down Filled Sleeping bag to use during the trek
  • Fresh fruits, Dry fruits and Cookies  the during the trek
  • No extra Charge for food during the trek
  • Trekking Insurance for guide and porters
  • Emergency Helicopter Rescue will be paid by your insurance
  • All Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available) on trek
  • All government taxes& service charges of Nepal Base Camp Treks

What is Not Included In The Package Trip

  • Extra Meals/Accommodation in city
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes and pies)
  • Bottled drinks, Boiled Water
  • Personal Expenses any type
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter Appreciate

ADDITONAL SERVICE OPTIONS,JUST FOR GENRAL IDEA ONLY:

1. Manaslu Circuit Trek 12Days

2.Everest Base Camp Trek 12Days 

3. Langtang Valley Trek 8Days

4. Gokyo Lake Trek 12Days

5. Annapurna Circuit Trek 12Days

6. Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek 15Days

Cost & Date

JOIN OUR FIXED DEPARTURE

Departure Date Duration Availability Cost Booking
06/01/2024 8N / 9D Available USD 390 P/P
16-02-2024 8N / 9D Available USD 390 P/P
04-03-2024 8N / 9D Available USD 390 P/P
16-03-2024 8N / 9D Available USD 390 P/P

Client Reviews

Lyle Clancy

Brisbane Australia

In October 2014, 2015 I completed another wonderful family trek in Nepal to Langtang and Gosainkund lakes thanks to Sappa and his company “Nepal Base Camp Treks”. I first met Sappa in 2008 on a family Gokyo Lakes Trek and EBC Trek. At that time, I was greatly impressed by the highly professional approach he took to mountain guiding. I’m very happy to report that in 2014 nothing has changed. Sappa continues to maintain an exceptionally high standard of service and this together with his warm, generous and engaging personality ensured everyone in our party had an amazing time during their visit to Nepal.

We were treated to fantastic traditional Nepalese food and cultural performances at welcoming and farewell dinners in Kathmandu; expertly and safely guided over 14 days of trekking through an incredibly beautiful landscape; and provided with detailed and knowledgeable commentary during our tours of all the main sites around Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. I’m very happy to report that the organisation of our transport, sightseeing, accommodation and trekking arrangements was first rate and that over three weeks everything ran very smoothly indeed. Overall, Sappa‘s vast guiding experience and mountain knowledge ensured that our itinerary was structured in such a way that it provided us with a good deal of flexibility and ample time to absorb the magnificent mountain views while trekking, as well as not being rushed on our tours of Kathmandu and surrounds.

On this trip, a few in our party were first time trekkers. What a fantastic introduction to trekking in the Nepal Himalaya they received thanks to the great care and attention to every little detail provided by Sappa and his fabulous support crew Manoj, Shankar and Suraj. Thank you Sappa,for also keeping up the tradition of supplying us with bananas and chocolate bars. I must also mention that the pomegranate seeds the crew provided to us on our way to Langtang was an unexpected but greatly appreciated treat. Importantly, from a safety aspect, we were more than pleased to find that Nepal Base Camp Treks used modern four wheel drive vehicles to take us to the start of our trek in Syabrubesi and also for the return journey from Dhunche. We were also very impressed to observe that Sappa and his company take very good care of their support crews.

If you are planning to visit Nepal, I have no hesitation in recommending Sappa and his company “Nepal Base Camp Treks” for trouble free trekking and touring. You will not be disappointed. I can’t wait for my next trek with Sappa, which will be around Manaslu trek.

lyle.clancy@gmail.com

Christian Bank

Germany

German Language: Wir haben mit Sappa und einem Träger im Mai 2011 eine elftägige Trekking Tour durch die Langtang und Helambu Region gemacht. Wir sind das Langtang Tal von Syrabrubesi bis Kanjin Gompa hoch gewandert und dann über die Gosainkunde Seen, den Laurebina Pass und die Helambu Region nach Kathmandu zurückgekehrt. Der Trek war einfach wundervoll! Er führt durch verschiedene Vegetationszonen mit reicher Flora und Fauna und überwältigenden Aussichten auf die Gipfel des Himalaya. Darüber hinaus bot der Trek einen tiefen Einblick die die Tamang Kultur und das Leben und die Tradition der nepalesischen und tibetanischen Bevölkerung.

Sappa ist ein sehr erfahrener Führer, der die Gegend sehr gut kennt. Er verstand es perfekt, die Länge der täglichen Etappen und die Trekkinggeschwindigkeit auf unsere Wünsche und Bedürfnisse anzupassen und war insbesondere ein guter Ratgeber bei Fragen zur Höhenkrankheit. Sappa hat sich um alle Angelegenheiten mit den Lodges, den örtlichen Behörden, den Taxi- und Busfahrern etc. gekümmert. Er hat alle unsere Fragen zu den verschiedenen Bergketten und -gipfeln zur Länge der Auf- und Abstiege und zu den anderen Details der Gegend bereitwillig und mit großer Begeisterung beantwortet. Es war eine große Freude, ihm bei den Anekdoten aus dem Leben der Nepalesen, der Religion, Politik und Natur zuzuhören. Mit seiner Begeisterung und seinem Humor hat Sappa den Trek zu einem unvergesslichen Erlebnis gemacht. Wir können Sappa als erfahrenen, verständnisvollen und sympathischen Führer uneingeschränkt empfehlen. Nach den elf Tagen in der Einsamkeit des Himalaya ist aus unserem Führer ein Freund geworden.”

Christian Email:- bank.christian@web.de

Adriano Rosa

Curitiba – Brasil

Sappa é o cara. Visitei o Nepal em duas ocasiões. Na primeira ele foi meu guia no circuito Annapurna, onde caminhamos por 21 dias. Na segunda ele nos guiou nos treks Langtang, Gosainkunda e Helambu por 17 dias. Alem disso, ele foi nosso guia no trek Cheppang Hills. Como se não bastasse, fizemos também o clássico Base Camp Everest partindo de Jiri e passando por Renjo La e Cho La, em 24 dias com o seu irmão Lako. O Nepal é um pais maravilhoso e a companhia de um guia como Sappa fez toda a diferença, pois ele nos explicou muito sobre a cultura local, religião, situação política/conflitos no pais e como funciona a sociedade no Nepal em geral. Ele fala muito bem inglês, é muito bem humorado e as risadas estão garantidas. Pra resumir, você começa a trilha com um guia e termina com um amigo. Recomendo-o sem hesitar. Se tiver perguntas pode me escrever.

adrodasi@gmail.com