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Explore the dark corners of Davis falls.

Learn about the prevalent Gurung culture in Ghandruk.

Trek through dense forests and picturesque villages.

Explore the beauty of Machhapuchhre Base Camp.

Witness spectacular views of snowy mountains like Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Dhaulagiri, etc from Annapurna Base Camp.

This is the most popular treks in Nepal, and probably in the world as well. The major attracting factor in this amazing trek is that in a small-time, it shows you the allure of nature that ranges from glistening peaks to densely forested trails. Our 11-days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking package is professionally designed choosing the best route that follows the ancient trekking trail, which commences from Nayapul and leads to the majestic Annapurna Base Camp. During this Camp, you will get to see excellent views of many Himalayan mountains like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), etc.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 11-days begins from Pokhara from where you will drive to the starting point of the trek, Nayapul. The trail then goes along dense forests and take you to beautiful Ghandruk village. Further, you will trek through Chomrong village and Himalaya. On the way, you will also pass by Machhapuchhre Base Camp. A little ahead lies the Annapurna base camp, which is the major highlight of this trek. Relish at the sight of numerous glistening mountains and slowly move down by crossing villages like Deurali, Bamboo, and Jhinu Danda. From Jhinu Danda, descend to Nayapul and catch a vehicle that leads to Pokhara, which ends this amazing journey.

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What's included

Departure Location
Kathmandu, Nepal
Return Location
Kathmandu, Nepal
Price includes
  • All government taxes and our service charges.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners)oneitem Menu.
  • An experienced Government license holder guide.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Best available accommodations during the trek in Teahouse.
  • Duffel bag during the trek (should be returned to us)
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with on the second last day.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
  • Official expenses.
  • Rescue service arrangement only (covered by your travel insurance)
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three or four star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests)
Price does not include
  • Air travel to/from Nepal,
  • Guide Potter Tips.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Personal clothing, insurance against accidental, medical and emergency rescue evacuations,
  • Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the trip due to sickness or emergency purpose.
  • Soft/hard drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature,
  • Travel, Trekking and Helicopter Rescue insurance.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • Day 01
  • Day 02
  • Day 03
  • Day 04
  • Day 05
  • Day 06
  • Day 07
  • Day 08
  • Day 09
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu via respective Airlines.

After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be picked up by one of our team representatives. He will accompany you to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for you to relax. Later in the night, you will meet with your guide in your hotel lobby, and he will take you to the restaurant where you will have a delicious welcome dinner.

  • Meals Included: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
Day 02

Drive to Pokhara (950 m); 6 hrs drive.

Today, you will drive to Pokhara. After having breakfast, one of our team members will pick you from your hotel and drive with you to Pokhara. The drive will present you with lovely scenic views of green hills, river, terraced fields, and small settlements. Upon reaching Pokhara, you will move to your hotel. Rest of the day you can relax and explore around. You will also be boating on Fewa Lake.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
Day 03

Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1,940 m); 1 hr drive & 4 hrs trek.

After having breakfast, you will drive to Nayapul, which is the starting point of the trek. From Nayapul, you will begin trekking through forested trail and reach Birethanti. The trail from here will take you to picturesque Ghandruk village where people from the Gurung community resides.

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge
Day 04

Trek to Chomrong village at (2,170 m); 6 hrs.

From Ghandruk, you will ascend and reach Kimrung Danda. On the way, you will see lovely views of Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Mt. Fishtail, and Mt. Gangapurna. Further, the trail descends towards Kimrong Khola and continue to ascend to Chere Danda. You will then drop down and reach Chomrong village for night stay.

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge
Day 05

Trek to Himalaya (2,920 m); 7-8 hrs.

Leaving Chomrong village behind, you will descend to Chomrong Khola. From here, the trail ascends to Khuldighar and further trek through a forest. You will then descend on a steep trail and pass by dense bamboo forests. Another walk through beautiful rhododendron village will take you to Himalaya.

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge
Day 06

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) via Deurali (3,200 m); 5 hrs.

Today's morning will take you to the base of the world's ninght highest mountain, Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m). Passing by Hinko Cave and Machhapuchhre Base Camp, you will reach Annapurna Base Camp. ABC will welcome you with panoramic views of high Himalayan mountains. After spending some time at the base camp, you will drop down to Deurali for night stay.

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge
Day 07

Trek back to Bamboo (2,310 m); 6 hrs.

Following the same trail back, you will reach Bamboo. From Deurali, you will descend to Modi Khola, and trail from here will take you to Bamboo.

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge
Day 08

Trek to hot spring of Jhinu Danda (1,780 m); 5 hrs.

After having a warm breakfast, you will trek through several forests on the steep path and reach Khuldighar. From here, trekking on a flat path, you will reach Sinuwa. The trail descends to Chomrong Khola and ascends through the stone staircase. Further, the trail descends on the steep path and take you to Jhinu Danda.

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge
Day 09

Trek to Nayapul (6hrs) and drive to Pokhara;1 hr.

After a quick breakfast, you will ascend to Nayapul. From here, you will drive back to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara, you will move to your hotel. You have a whole day to relax and explore around.

  • Meals Included: BL
  • Accommodation: Hotel
Day 10

Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.

Today, you drive back to Kathmandu with a pocket full of memories. The drive will be scenic. After reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. You will have enough time to do shopping and spend some quality time. In the late evening, you will join the farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
Day 11

Transfer to International Airport for flight homeward bound.

After having the last breakfast of your trip, one of our team delegates will take you to the Airport terminal for your flight back to your home with our last goodbye.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast

Go for Nepal Review

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4.55out of 5
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The Annapurna Base Camp trek was my first (but not my last) trek with Go For Nepal (in 2017). The whole trip was very well organized. Babu (the owner of the company) and his team were always there to answer my questions, they made me feel very welcome and, most importantly, I felt safe from the beginning until the end, since my guide knew the area well. I would recommend the Annapurna Base Camp for all who want to get a first taste of the Himalayas (since the altitude is relatively low compared to other treks), who love diverse landscapes and photography, interacting with local culture and people, and who are not afraid of walking up and down (a lot of) stairs. Being surrounded by the mighty Annapurna mountain range is quite an overwhelming feeling that words cannot describe. An unforgettable experience!

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Himalayan Penchant

Relish at the sheer magnitude of the Annapurna mountain range and dive deep into its natural enigma. No doubt, It is the most go-to trekking trail of Nepal that one should visit at least once. From stunning Himalayan mountains to rich culture, the Annapurna region has got everything.

Trekking through beautiful valleys and villages, crossing untamed cold streams, and lush forests, It is an ultimate adventure in this region. After long trekking days, spend a day in Tatopani and dip your body in natural hot springs. Perfect time to look back at all the wonderful memories you have made in the last few days.

Annapurna Base Camp trek landmark

Ghandruk:

Ghandruk is a beautiful village famous for gorgeous sunrise and sunset. Also, Ghandruk is the shortest and most popular trek from Pokhara that can be done in a few days. This village welcome with majestic views of Annapurna (7219 m), Machhapuchhare (6993 m) and Himchuli (6411 m) along with breath-taking sceneries.

Annapurna Base Camp:

Located at 4,130 meters Annapurna Base Camp is the second most famous trekking destination of Nepal. From base camp, you will get to see panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains. Every year, hundreds of travelers visit this place to witness the irresistible beauty from the ABC.

Hot Spring:

After your successful trek to Annapurna Base Camp, you will descend to Jhinu Danda via Bamboo village. At Jhinu Danda, you will find natural hot spring where you can take a long relaxing bath and clear you thought and soul.

Culture:

This Trek will give you deep-needed insight into the lives of the local people that inhabit it. People from many different backgrounds reside in the Annapurna region, therefore you’ll learn the facts, myths, and mysteries that envelop their daily life. On the trail, you will get to see many small gompas, chortens, stupas, and prayer flags that show the cultural richness of the Annapurna region.

Ethnic Diversity:

During this camp, you will pass by villages resided by Brahmans and Chhetris in lower elevation. Likewise, in high elevation, people from Gurung and Magar communities live. The people from upper elevations are widely known as Gurkha. You will get to learn and experience their ancient tradition, culture, and lifestyle.

Natural Aptitude:

Annapurna region is extremely rich in vegetation. The region includes a diverse range of forests from sub-tropical low land to dry alpine environment. Annapurna region is home to many rare and outstanding species of flora and fauna. During the ABC Trek, you will trek through several dense forests of rhododendron, bamboo, pine, oak, etc. On the way, you will also see pasture lands and terraced fields. The trail also passes by Annapurna Sanctuary where you can come across wildlife.

Annapurna Base Camp trek difficulty:

The Annapurna Base Camp trek lasts a total of 11 days. The trek will lead you through the densely forested trails, which demand lots of walking. The elevation increases by at least 100 meters daily. You need to walk for at least 5 hours a day. This trek demands your absolute best so it is advised that you work towards building your stamina and leg strength. If you need a trekking partner, then we at Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition are here for you.

Altitude Sickness and Prevention:

It is a high elevation trek that will take you above 4,000 meters. High elevation journey always welcomes chances of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) that can occur to anyone regardless of their age and health condition. So, acclimatizing properly in low altitude before moving higher is very important. In case, if you feel difficulty in breathing and nauseous, drop down to lower elevation and rest until you feel better before moving ahead.

The best thing you can do to avoid AMS is by keeping yourself hydrated during the trek. Stay away from alcoholic drinks as it dehydrates the body. Furthermore, ask your travel company to include enough rest days in between the trek for proper acclimatization. Walk slow & safely.

Transportation and Bag Pack for ABC Trek:

A long scenic drive from Kathmandu will take you to Pokhara. From Pokhara, drive for one hour and reach the starting point of the trek, Nayapul. Here onwards, begins your trek through picturesque villages and dense forests to the base of the world's ninth highest mountain, Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m).

Here is the list of things you should carry during the ABC Trek:

  • T-shirts and Pants (Innerwear).
  • Thermal Wears.
  • Lightweight woolen jumper/sweater.
  • Down jacket or down vest.
  • Fleece or wool trousers.
  • Breathable Underwears.
  • Trekking Pants/Shoes/Socks.
  • Casual Sandals.
  • Insulating Jacket.
  • Rain jacket.
  • Gloves/Scarves.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Trekking Pole.
  • Toiletries (sunscreen, Multipurpose Soap, Shampoo, Hand sanitizer, Toilet Paper, Sanitary pads, Lip guard, moisturizers, etc).
  • Miscellaneous (Binoculars, eye mask, camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc).
  • Documents (passport, visa, travel insurance, voucher, passport-sized photos).

Food and Accommodation during Annapurna Base Camp trekking:

During your time in Annapurna base camp trek, you will be spending your nights in hotels if you are staying in major cities. The hotels here range from 3-star to 5-star and are filled with necessary commodities like the internet, hot shower, and spacious rooms.

While on the trail, these lavish hotels won’t be available. You will have to make do with simple lodges and teahouses. In terms of food, you won’t eat anything fancy while you are trekking. However, dishes like noodles, momo, rice, curries, flatbread, thukpa, and egg will be available.

Best Season to go on Annapurna Base Camp trek:

The beauty of the Annapurna region can be better experienced during post-monsoon, which starts in October and lasts till mid-December. During this time, the views of mountains are simply amazing plus the balance in temperature is also perfect. Also, the Dashain festival lies in mid-October, which makes the trekking environment lively and enthusiastic. There is a different vibe in the trails during Dashain. There are options to take this trek in Spring as well, but the best time to explore it is undoubtedly Autumn.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost:

Annapurna Base Camp Trek cost rate can verify from company to company and the facilities you are choosing during the trek. As per your budget, you can always customize your trip. The general cost includes Kathmandu – Pokhara single way flights, all ground transportation as per itinerary, permits, accommodation, meals, guide, and porters. However, things like travel insurance, visa fees, trekking equipment, personal expenses, tips are not included in the cost.

Miscellaneous

  • Carry insect repellents and table salts.
  • Collect adequate information on the weather and temperature.
  • Get yourself a good map.
  • Pack light.
  • Maintain body hydration.
  • Walk slow.
  • Carry hand cash.
  • Do not get obsessed over network and internet; spend some quality time in nature.
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Price
$909 per person
Duration
11 Days
Travellers
20+

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