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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

14 Days
  • Trip Detail at-a-Glance

  • Demanding

    Between Moderate to Strenuous trip at an altitude up to 4,000m with side trips to higher elevations. This is classified as ill-defined trails, away from major settlements. Considered to be harder therefore preparation for fitness and good health conditions are essential.

    Demanding

  • Trip Code: ATH298
  • Best Season: February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December
  • Country Visited: Nepal
  • Trip Start: Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends: Kathmandu
  • Destination: Annapurna Base Camp
  • Trip Route: Ktm-Pokhara-Ghorepani-Poon Hill-Chomrong-Himalaya Hotel-Machhapuchere Base Camp - Annapurna Base Camp - Bamboo-Nayapul-Pokhara-Ktm
  • Trip Style: Lodge to Lodge Trekking
  • Activity: Sightseeing and Trekking
  • Max. Altitude:
    4,130 m /13546.4 ft
  • Activity Per Day: Approximately 5hrs walking per day
  • Trip Category: Annapurna Region
  • Trip Highlight

    • Sightseeing around Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Impressive Sunrise and mountain views from Ghorepani and Poon Hill
    • Typical Gurung village along the trekking route
    • Fishtail (Machhapuchhre) Base Camp
    • Spectacular mountain and glacier views from Annapurna Base Camp
    • Natural  Bath in hot spring at Jhinu

Annapurna Base Camp Trek combines some of the most spectacular mountain scenery, providing a fascinating insight into the modern hill life of Nepal. This is a unique trek along local trails, through forests, villages and terraced farmland treats you to unparalleled mountain scenery, surrounded by enormous glaciers giving you an inside experience into the Nepalese life and culture.

The trek to Annapurna base camp follows the Modi River and passes through dense stands of rhododendron and bamboo. By the time you reach the large rock over hanging, known as Hinku Cave, you will have noticed that the vegetation has thinned and the gorge narrowed to be only a few hundred meters wide. Steep snow-clad ridges falling from Hiunchuli on the left and Machhapuchhre on the right from the entrance to the Sanctuary. As we pass through the “gate” and enter to the Sanctuary, you find yourself in a huge amphitheatre enclosed by a solid wall of snow capped peaks.

Annapurna base camp trek starts and ends in Pokhara or it can be tailored as part of the Annapurna Circuit or the Jomsom / Miktinath trek, by trekking from Tatopani through Ghorepani and Tadapani and joining the main Sanctuary trails at Chommrong.

Our Annapurna Base Camp group trek departs every week from Kathmandu, while private treks can be arranged at any time. View our selected departure dates here.


Itinerary Overview

  • Day 01 - Arrival at the Tribuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m). Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 02 - Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 03 - Drive to Pokhara (900 m) by tourist bus - 7 hrs. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 04 - Drive to Nayapul (1,010m) - 1 hr. Trek to Tikhedunga (1,570m) - 3 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 05 - Trek to Ghorepani (2,840m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 06 - Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m); and trek to Tadapani (2,610m). Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 07 - Trek to Chomrong (2,140m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 08 - Trek to Himalaya Hotel (2950 m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 09 - Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) - 7 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 10 - Trek back to Bamboo (2345m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 11 - Trek to Jhinu hot spring (1,780m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 12 - Trek to Nayapul (1,010 m) - 4.5 hrs. Drive to Pokhara - 1 hrs. Same day guided tour of Barahi Temple and boating in fewa Lake. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 13 - Drive back to Kathmandu (1,345m) and farewell dinner. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 14 - Transfer to international airport for your final departure.

The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

What makes this trip different ?

Ace the Himalaya works closely with and is one of the main supporters of Sambhav Nepal Foundation, a non-political and non-profit social organization. We contribute our support to the remote village of Arupokhari (Gorkha, Nepal) through donation, sponsorship and partnership in various projects.

Donation
Ace the Himalaya donates a percentage of business profits to the foundation on a yearly basis, which supports the ongoing maintenance cost required for Bhairabi Primary school, a community-based school in Arupokhari (plus few other schools in the region).

Sponsorship
One of the major activities of Sambhav Nepal is the children sponsorship program, which is conducted with full collaboration with Ace the Himalaya.

Partnership (Volunteering Program)
The Arupokhari Volunteer Program, devised by Ace the Himalaya and Sambhav Nepal, aims to mobilize teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capital for education, health and community development in  Arupokhari village of Gorkha district, western Nepal.

For more details, visit Sambhav Nepal's website www.sambhavnepal.org