A majestic glimpse of Annapurna Base Camp

A majestic glimpse of Annapurna Base Camp

Posted On:Monday, July 8, 2019

 

Nepal has several awesome trekking routes offered by the diversity in geographical structures, with a memorable trek and conquering various obstacles you can have a spectacular view of Annapurna Range and Machhapuchhre Mountain. There are 2-3 routes to reach the destination and the trek duration can be between 10-13 days depending on the routes and trekking hour per day. The trek is also one of the shortest treks that allow experience on the close feel of the mountain breeze. Annapurna Mountain is the tenth highest mountain in the world, so visiting the starting lap of one of the highest mountains of the world is itself a captivating reason to start the journey. The reaching destination is promising but the travel journey, the trekking procedures and the things that you will come across while reaching there is what makes this trek one of your unforgettable trip ever.

Trip Duration 10-13 Days
Trip Grade Moderate
Per Day Hike 5-7 Hours
Best Season September-November
Elevation 4190m

 

Trek Itinerary

Day Activity
Day 1 Kathmandu to Pokhara (By flight or Bus)
Day 2 Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri
Day 3 Trek to Ghorepani
Day 4 Early trek to Poon Hill for Sunrise, Back to Ghorepani and Trek to Tadapani
Day 5 Tadapani to Chomrong
Day 6 Chomrong to Dobhan
Day 7 Dobhan to Deurali
Day 8 Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC)
Day 9 MBC to Annapurna Base Camp
Day 10 Trek to Bamboo
Day 11 Trek to Jhinudanda (Hot spring in Jhinudanda)
Day 12 Jhinu Danda to Pothana/Jhinu Danda to Ghandruk
Day 13 Pothana to Phedi and drive to Pokhara/ Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

 

(P.S.: The trek can be reduced to 10 days if you skip trek from Ghorepani to Poonhill and move directly from Ghorepani to Tadapani.)

 

Highlights of the Trek

  • Close view of Annapurna Mountain, Machhapuchhre Mountain, and Dhaulagiri Mountain.
  • Visit Kali Gandaki the deepest Gorge.
  • Observe the Gurung traditions and cultures of Ghandruk village.
  • Exotic Flora and Fauna.

 

Basic Trekking Gears

  • Trekking Boots
  • Trekking Trousers
  • Camping Boots
  • Warm Jackets
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Drinking Water Bottles
  • Long sleeve T-shirts
  • Light Backpack with the only necessary equipment
  • Camera (with extra batteries)
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunscreen ( SPF 20+)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Trekking Poles
  • Pocket knife
  • Chocolate Bars
  • Portable Tents

 

Authority from Government

The trekkers need two permits as an authority of the Government of Nepal. They are:

  1. Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) which costs NRs. 200 (USD $2) to SAARC Countries whereas NRs. 2000 (USD $20) for other Countries.
  2. Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) which costs NRs. 2000 (USD $20).

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How to reach to the trekking starting point from Kathmandu?

Tourist Bus – You can book a tourist bus from Kathmandu to Nayapul, which would cost you about USD $8 – $12.

Private Car / Private Jeep – The cost of the private cars would be USD $120 and up to 4 people can travel and the private jeep would cost you USD $170 while up to 8 people can go at once.

Flight – The flight costs USD $125 for one way ticket from Kathmandu to Pokhara and from there you can take a cab or local bus.

How fit do I need to be for this trek?

Any person who is healthy and not suffering from any major illness can do this trek but a person needs to be mentally prepared too.

What about battery charging and hot water facilities?

Electricity is available there so you can charge your batteries as long as you have your charger and the hot water facilities are free on lower elevation while it may cost you as elevation increases.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/Trekking Agency for this trek?

It depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costly but they will plan everything for you. If you want, you can go solo on this trek.  You can hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during the offseason.