Annapurna Base Camp Trek

13 Days from $ 999

Trip Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks in Annapurna region which is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. It is one of the most beautiful treks combined with a magnificent view and a mix of cultures unparalleled by any other treks in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts from lowland towns with rice terraces into the Annapurna. This trekking offers you routes full of natural beauty including beautiful forest of rhododendron, oak, pine and many other trees with the flowering vegetation along the way to give you a closer look of the varied natural beauty of this region.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is well-known trekking region for trekkers in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna. The picturesque view of the landscape is very attractive in Annapurna region. Our trek begins from Hille via Nayapul, Nayapul is an hour’s picturesque drive from Pokhara with some wonderful views of Annapurna (South) and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) en route. From Nayapul, we head on towards Hille with walk to Birethanti, to be found at the confluence of Modi and Bhurung rivers, here the route divided. We take the West trail towards Ghorepani, a operating village located at an elevation of 2750 m., where is a marvelous vantage point (Poon hill – 3210 m.) to view both the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himal. Visitors can see different kinds of birds and animals while trekking including some rare animals like snow leopard, musk deer etc. The views at sunrise from Poon hill are simply surprising. From Ghorepani, the trail leads East to the settlement of Tadapani and on towards Chhomrong, from where we commence our journey into the Annapurna Sanctuary and onwards to Annapurna Base Camp. The trip to base camp follows the valley in between the huge battlements of Himchuli & Machhapuchhre, finally up-and-coming into an overwhelming auditorium, where a labyrinth of mountains and Annapurna. The exploration of unique culture of Magar and Gurung ethnicity is another aspect of the trek. The hospitality of the people of the region can be a good example of respective attitude towards the visitors. The peaks of the western part of the enormous Annapurna Himal, including Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare, are prearranged almost specifically in a circle about 10 miles in distance with a deep glacier-covered arena at the center.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an outstanding trek for first time trekkers in the Himalayas of Nepal. The region is perfect for both the adventure seekers and nature explorers. The best season for trekking in Annapurna region is from March to May and September to December. This trek requires you to have an above average physical fitness and good health. Join Himalayan Trekking Alliance for professional service and carefully planned itinerary with exceptional preference on acclimatization for Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

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Itinerary Overview

Day 1:  Kathmandu Arrival Day (Altitude – 1350m)
Day 2:  Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus (Altitude – 820m, 7-8hrs Drive)
Day 3:  Pokhara to Hille via Nayapool (Altitude – 1430m, Walking Time 2-3 hrs)
Day 4:  Hille to Ghorepani (Altitude – 2880m, Walking Time 6-7 hrs)
Day 5:  Ghorepani – Poon hill to Tadapani (Altitude – 2630m)
Day 6:  Tadapani to Chhomrong (Altitude – 2170m, Walking Time 5-6hrs)
Day 7:  Chhomrong to Bamboo (Altitude – 2310m, Walking Time 4-5hrs)
Day 8:  Bamboo to Deurali (Altitude – 3230m, Walking Time 3-4hrs)
Day 9:  Deurali to Annapurna Base camp (Altitude – 4130m, Walking Time 4-5hrs)
Day 10:  ABC to Bamboo (Altitude – 2310m, Walking Time 4-5hrs)
Day 11:  Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (Altitude – 1780m, Walking Time 4-5hrs)
Day 12:  Jhinu Danda to Pokhara via Nayapool (Altitude – 820m, Walking Time 5-6hrs, 1 Hour Drive)
Day 13:  Pokhara Explore Day (Altitude – 820m)
Day 14:  Pokhara to Kathmandu (Altitude – 1350m, 7-8hrs Drive)
Day 15:  Final Departure to TIA

Price Includes

  • 9 days in the mountains which includes accommodation and 3 meals a day.
  • 5 nights of accommodation in city (Kathmandu and Pokhara) with breakfast.
  • All transportation including Airport pick up and drop off.
  • Annapurna National Park trekking permit and a Tourist Information Management System (TIMS) Card.
  • Government-licensed, English speaking guide.
  • Porter service (one porter for every two people).
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Farewell dinner.

Price Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa at Immigration at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) (approx. $40 USD) per person.
  • Trekking gear rental like sleeping bags, down jackets, trekking poles, etc.
  • All kinds of drinks and snacks.
  • Tips for the guide and porter after the trek.
  • Anything else not mentioned in the included costs above.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We believe emergency medical coverage is very essential for any traveler traveling to Nepal. Travel insurance exists to ensure that trekkers/travelers get medical help if things go wrong. For our treks and trekking peak expeditions in Nepal, you are highly recommended to get yourself insurance that takes account of trekking to 5000–6000m with helicopter evacuation. Lastly, make sure that you compare your insurance plans with others to get the right policy for you.

Yes! A 25 % deposit of the full payment is required to book the respective trip package. We have very simple cancellation policy in case of your trip cancelled.
The full payment due is after your arrival in Kathmandu and before the commencement of the particular trip package that was booked by the client. And if you deposit your full payment two month prior to your arrival we will give you the surprise gift upon your arrival at Hotel.

No, you don’t have to book anything else yourself because we provide a fully guided tour packages to all of our clients. From the airport pick up to your hotel rooms for your stay, all are inclusive to our trip packages, so, even during the entire trip, our guide will accommodate you entirely without the need to book anything yourself.

Cancellation policies are defined as the circumstances in which the “Host Company” will return (or in some cases doesn’t return) the money to their guest when the booked trip package is cancelled. Generally these policies tend to protect the “Host Company” in the event of unpredicted and unanticipated cancellations of a particular trip package. It is expected for our clients to keep in mind that each tour package available through Himalayan Trekking Alliance has a cancellation policy, and we try to do our best when you choose to cancel a tour package booked by or on your behalf.

  • $25 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $50 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $75 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 6 days prior to your scheduled arrival.

As we asked for a 25% advance to confirm your trip, this amount will not be refunded if you don’t notify us about your cancellation or any re-scheduled date within five days before your scheduled arrival. However, if you provide us with your re-scheduled dates, we will keep your advance for up to one year from your scheduled arrival and apply it to the cost of your rescheduled trip.  We may ask for an additional advance amount if the overall cost of the trip increases.

To apply for Nepal’s entry Visa, you can submit an application for a visa directly on the official website of the Department of Immigration in Nepal before traveling to Nepal. Click here for online application. You can also acquire and obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu.  You can also obtain an entry visa at the following border points of entry in Nepal if you traveling overland:

  • Kakarvitta, Jhapa District (Eastern Nepal)
  • Birgunj, Parsa District (Central Nepal)
  • Kodari, Sindhupalchowk District (Northern Border–for group tourists only)
  • Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi District, Western Nepal)
  • Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke District, Mid-Western Nepal)
  • Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali District, Far Western Nepal)
  • Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur District, Far Western Nepal)

Our trekking packages are all inclusive in the basic standards, but we suggest each of you carry Nepalese currency of about Rs 40,000/- to Rs 50,000 (about $400 to $500) for extra expenses for the trip. These includes:

  • A down jacket rental ($1.5 per day) and sleeping bag rental ($1.5 per day).
  • Three meals with cups of hot tea are included, but you have to pay yourself if you want to have extra food and snacks, cold drinks, chocolate bars, bakery items, etc.
  • Tip are generally expected in the tourism industry in Nepal so we suggest you kindly tip the crew. The standard tip is at least $100 per crew for about 2 weeks trip or $15 per days for Guide and $10 per day for porter.
  • Buying mineral water in the mountains will cost $2 to $4 per bottle or you can buy water purification tablets in Kathmandu for about $5 and put them in water that we can get from the teahouses.
  • Additional costs not included while trekking includes hot shower cost ($3 to $5), battery charging ($3 to $7), Wi-Fi cost ($3 to $5 per hour), etc.
  • Extra hotel night in Kathmandu due to health issue, flight cancellation, weather conditions or an early return from the trip for any reason cost ($50 per night)

For your safety, this is the suggested trekking gear list for any type of trekking in Nepal. Either you bring most of your trekking gear with you or you can buy all of the following gear in Thamel, Kathmandu from one of the many shops open from 10am to 8pm.

  • Sleeping bag and down jacket rated for about minus 10 degrees
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Towel, shampoo and toiletries
  • Trekking pole
  • Camel-bag or water bottle
  • Wind breaker jacket and fleece coat
  • Warm woolen beanie, sun hat, socks (a few pairs)
  • Long and short trekking pants (a few pairs)
  • A few t-shirts (quick dry), gloves, sun glass and sun cream
  • Day bag (carry yourself with all of your valuable belongings)  size: 40L

Note: Sleeping bag and down-jacket can be rented in Kathmandu.

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