Mount Annapurna Base Camp Trek | Annapurna base camp trek | ABC trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek – A hike in the base camp of 10th Highest mountain in the World.

Mount Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Have an amazing view of 360 angle view  – MOUNT ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK.

 

Mount Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also known as the ABC trek. As a matter of fact, it is one of the most popular trekking trails in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Annapurna region is indeed famous for both national and international trekkers. To tell the truth, who does not love a 360-degree-angle amazing view of the mountains? right? in fact, Annapurna I is also famous for being the first ever 8000-meter peak to be climbed.

 

Experiencing the sunrise and sunset from the base camp of the 10th highest mountain in the world is a different thing. The picture-perfect landscapes covered by farmland; diversity of flora and fauna such as Rhododendron, blue sheep, and even snow leopard and Himalayan Tahr; and typical beautiful villages like Ghandruk and Chhomrong representing the culture of Nepal in the Himalayas are a delight for the nature lovers.

 

Additionally, you can experience the great vistas of the world’s 10th highest giant Annapurna 1st, gorgeous Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), attractive Annapurna south, and other beautiful snow-capped mountain peaks in this trek.

 

LENGTH OF THE TREK

This is a standard 10 days’ Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary. Alternatively, you can also customize this itinerary. The standard itinerary starts with the drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then a short drive to Nayapul. You then walk through the typical Ghandruk and Chhomorong villages alongside Bamboo, Dovan, Himalaya, Deurali, and MBC to reach majestic Annapurna Base Camp.

 

MAP OF ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK

 

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ADDITIONAL TREKS YOU CAN DO ON THIS TRIP:

  1. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
  2. Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek
  3. Annapurna Panorama Trek

 

The whole Annapurna massif and surrounding is actually protected within the Annapurna Conservation Area which is the first and largest conservation area of Nepal.

 

PERMITS REQUIRED FOR THIS TREK.

  • TIMS Permit (Trekking Information Management System)
  • ACAP Permit (Annapurna Conservation Area)

 

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS OF ABC TREK.

  • Pokhara, the city of lakes.
  • World’s 10th highest mountain.
  • Best Sunrise and Sunset view.
  • The culture of Magar and Gurung community.
  • The diversity of flora and fauna.

 

BEST TIME TO DO MOUNT ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK.

Mount Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an all-season trek in Nepal. However, spring and autumn are the best seasons because the rainy season and winter season have their flaws, but still, they also have their perks.

  • Spring: March, April, and May.
  • Autumn: September, October, and November.
  • Summer: June, July, and August.
  • Winter: December, January, and February.

 

ACCOMMODATION.

Hotel in Kathmandu.

Lodge/ Guest House/ Tea House during the trek.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ABC TREK.

This is, in fact, a moderate trek suitable for the passionate walkers with the ability to walk a minimum of 5-7 hours per day with a light day bag pack. If you are in excellent health condition with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude about hiking in mountains, self-confidence, and strong determination for self-goal, you can accomplish this trek successfully.

 

Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to this trip is a good idea to enhance strength and stability. Previous hiking and trekking experiences are an asset but no technical skills are required for this trek. If you have a pre-existing medical condition such as heart, lung, or blood disease, it is better to have a proper consultation with your doctor before taking this trip.

 

TREKKING ITINERARY 

Day: Arrive in Kathmandu

2 Day: Trek preparation and free day

3 Day: Delux Tourist Bus to Pokhara.

4 Day: Pokhara to Nayapul (Drive), and trek to Ulleri (1940 m) 5 hrs

5 Day: Trek to Ghorepani

6 Day: Trek to Poon Hill for sunrise view and trek to Tadapani.

7 Day: Trek to Sinuwa

8 Day: Trek to Deurali

9 Day: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

10 Day: See the sunrise and return back to Bamboo

11 Day: Trek to Jhinu Danda and visit hot spring

12 Day: Trek to Nayapool and drive to Pokhara

13 Day:  Back to Kathmandu by Delux Tourist Bus

14 Day: Free day or the visit to an orphanage in Kathmandu

15 Day: Final departure.

 

SPECIAL NOTE.

This itinerary is a tailor-made program. Days in the trek are always flexible and adjustable. They can be increased or decreased depending on the length of your holidays, schedule, and choice. If you are thinking about your personal choices and changes, you can always email us at jrntreks@gmail.com.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

Our team member will welcome you to the airport and arrange transfer to Hotel.  Hotel and Breakfast included.

 

Day 2: Trek preparation and free day

 

After breakfast, meet with the guide and porters and briefing about the trip. This is the free day before the trek if need to buy some equipment then you should buy it today.  Hotel and Breakfast include.

 

 

Day 3: Delux Tourist Bus to Pokhara.

Duration: 7 to 8 hours drive.

At 6:30 am you will leave for Tourist bus station and at 7 am you will drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is the second largest city in Nepal which is known as the Hippi Place in Nepal and the city of Lake too. Reaching in Pokhara if the weather is clear you gonna see the spectacular view of Machhapuchhere and Annapurna Mountain range. The journey to Pokhara takes around 7 to 8 hours if no traffic Jam on the highway. Drive to Pokhara, follow the Tirsuli river where you can see other peoples are doing Rafting. Tirsuli is popular for rafting in Nepal. Hotel and Breakfast included.

 

Day 4:  Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri (2080m)

Walking duration: 4 to 5 hours.

Driving duration: One and half hour.

Trekking starting day, after breakfast you will drive with all the staffs and group to Nayapul, the drive will take around one and half hour. Reaching in Nayapul you have to fix your shoes and bag to walk through Birethanti – where permit and Tims card check. After register permit, you will follow the sign of Ghorepani at the right side with your guide. Lunch will take at the Hile before climb 3000 steps after Tikhe Dhunga to reach Ulleri. Ulleri is a Magar village inside the Annapurna Conservation Area.  From Ulleri you can see the Annapurna South and Him Chuli. Overnight Lodge/Guesthouse. Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

 

Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani. 2850m

Walking duration: 4 to 5 hours.

From Ulleri to Ghorepani, need to walk around 5 hours. Walking through the rainforest of Rhodondernd and other subtropical plants, the bank of Ghorepani Khola. Passing local villages such as Banthanti tea break and Nangethanti for lunch. Thanti means rest place in Nepali. While walking enjoys the spectacular view of  Machhapuchhere, Annapurna South, and Himchuli. Reach in Ghorepani you are going to have an amazing view of Mt. Dhaulagiri with the height of 8167m, the Tukuche Nilgiri with its height of 6940m, The Hiunchuli Himal with the elevation of 6441m and the Tarke Kang. Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse. Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

 

Day 6: Trek to Poon Hill (3210m) for sunrise view and trek to Tadapani (2500m)

Walking duration: 6 to 7 hours.

Early morning hike to Poon Hill 3210m to have the view of the sunrise on the snowcapped mountains; Dhaulagiri Range, Annapurna Range, Machhapuchhere, Dhampus, and Tukche peak. Poon hill is one of the best sunrise and sunset viewpoint in Nepal. Descending from Poon Hill to have breakfast in Ghorepani and trek to Tadapani. Tadapani also another best view place during this trek. From Tadapani you are going to see Annapurna range, Machhapuchhere, Mardi Himal and Lamjung Himal. Overnight Lodge/Guesthouse. Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

 

Day 7: Trek to Sinuwa. (2060m)

Walking duration: 6 to 7 hours.

From Tadapani you need to descend to Larjung village and gradual up and Nepali flat to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is another beautiful Gurung village inside ACAP. Begining of Chhomrong eat lunch and then walk another 3500 steps down and little up to get in lower Sinuwa. Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse. Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

 

Day 8: Trek to Deurali. (3200m)

Walking duration: 7 to 8 hours.

Eat breakfast quite early then other days because today you need to walk quite longer than other days. First, you will ascend to the Upper Sinuwa the follow the rainforest to get in the Bamboo. After Bamboo you will be in Dovan for lunch then trail follows the gradual up to Deurali for camp. Deurail is known as the top of the hill or resting place in Nepali. Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse. Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

 

Day 9: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)

Walking duration: 4 to 5 hours.

Important day of your trek, because you are going to get your destination Annapurna Base Camp 4130m. From Deurali we suggest you walk quite slow then other days because you are getting high altitude and have the closer view of Annapurna South, Annapurna third, Mahhapuchhere and of course Annapurna first. Along the way, you will get in Machhapuchhere Base Camp to have a cup of tea and then hike to ABC. ABC is that place, from where you can see the 360-degree view mountain view. Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse. Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

 

Day 10: See the sunrise and return back to Bamboo.

Walking duration: 6 to 7 hours.

Wake up early for sunrise. Eat breakfast and descend same way back to Bamboo.

 

Day 11: Trek to Jhinu Danda and visit hot spring

Walking duration: 5 to 6 hours.

After breakfast trek to Jhinu Dana, follow the same trail till Chhomrong and from Chhomrong go down to Jhinu Danna. Jhinu Danda is popular because of the Natural Hot Spring. Get in Ghinu Danda fix your room and then walk 20 minutes for spring. Enjoy the warm bath at the pond for an hour and back to Hotel. Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse. Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

 

Day 12: Trek to Nayapool and drive to Pokhara

Walking duration: 5 to 6 hours.

Driving duration: One and half hour.

After breakfast, you will trek back to Nayapul. Follow the Modi Khola but from Siwi you need to walk on the road sometime it is quite boring to walk but after a week is feeling okay to walk on the road. From Nayapul you will take Jeep/Car/Bus to Pokhara. This is last day with porters so you are going to trekking finish party with all the team at Pokhara. Overnight Hotel. Meal – Breakfast, and Lunch.

 

Day 13:  Back to Kathmandu by Delux Tourist Bus

After breakfast you will take the bus at 7:30 am to Kathmandu. Bus drives will take around 7 to 8 hours. Overnight Hotel and Breakfast included.

 

Day 14: Free day or visit in an orphanage in Kathmandu

Free day in Kathmandu so the relax, and shopping if you like you can visit an Orphanage in Kathmandu.

 

Day 15: Final departure.

Receive your trekking achievement certificate and T-shirt and then transfer to Airport to fly your home.

 

Included in the Cost:

  • All ground transport in a private vehicle including airport transfers (Pick up and Drop)
  • Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guide and private transportation
  • Three daily meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea /coffee during meal time
  • Best available twin / three sharing beds at lodge / guest house for accommodation during the trek.
  • Snacks – Cookies / biscuit / dry fruits at evening time before dinner.
  • Seasonal fruits as desert after dinner.
  • Highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers) and food, accommodation, salary and equipment and also accident insurance for all field staffs.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by deluxe tourist bus
  • Private Car / Jeep – Pokhara – Nayapul – Pokhara
  • Sleeping bag use while trekking
  • Duffle bag for trekking
  • T-Short and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medicine kit
  •  Annapurna Conservation Area entry Permit fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please make sure to bring 3 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

 

The cost is not included:

  •  Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa on arrival in the Airport.
  •  International Airfare/Airport tax.
  •  Foods during the stay in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  •  Personal expenses such as laundry, the internet or WIFI telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  •  Personal trekking gears
  •  Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  •  Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

Equipments list

1: Trekking bag pack

2: Day Backpack

3: Warm Jacket

4: Warm Flees

5: One pair of quick dry T- Short

6: One Trouser

7: One pair Hiking paint

8: Glove and Hat

9: Head Light

10: Water Bottle

11: Sun Glass

12: Sleeping Bag

13: Trekking Pole

15 Personal medicine

We advise travel insurance to all travelers are interested of trekking in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal is walking in the trail (path) of mountains. In mountain areas, health treatment facilities are not standard. There are less available of good hospitals and doctors. So if in case the trekker suffers from severe sickness, he should bring to Kathmandu by helicopter for better treatment. And the helicopter charter fare is expensive in Nepal. If you have already travel insurance, your money will be saved.

When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. We JRN Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. Shall have no liability for loss, theft of or damage to baggage or personal effects.

We also let you know that Nepalese Insurance Company does not have travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese citizens. So we advise you do your travel insurance with Insurance Company in your own place.

 

2  Reviews on Annapurna Base Camp Trek – A hike in the base camp of 10th Highest mountain in the World. View All

2017-02-13 14:25:17

Rodricka Thomas says:

Dear Reader, I would like to sincerely recommend Raby Dong as a trekking guide in Nepal. During May 2011 I enjoyed an eleven day trek in the Annapurna Sanctuary with the main destinations of Annapurna Base Camp and Poon Hill. Throughout the entire round trip from Kathmandu Raby was attentive to my safety and comfort, well organized and clear in his explanation of what to expect each day. I found it very easy to trust Raby and appreciate his honest demeanor. While firstly he provided me with a professional service and a safe trip, more importantly I was able to travel with him as a friend and thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to learn something of contemporary life in Nepal, with a lot of laughs along the way. Ten thousand steps walking Timeless valleys unwind below Open hearts and merry times Freedom briefly chance to know Rodricka Thomas Berlin German

2017-02-13 13:38:09

Jasmin Davis says:

In October 2014 two friends and I went on a trek to Annapurna Base Camp with Raby as the guide for our group.To be honest I started out a little sceptical as there are so many trekking companies in Kathmandu and I hadn't done a lot of research, just joined in with thw girls who had their trek. When I first met Raby I remember thinking that we were in for a bit of fun, as he had us laughing in the first few minutes (a theme that continued through our entire trek). Raby was a great guide from start to finish, from arranging buses to helping us buy supplies, arranging transport and trekking permits, encouraging us and helping us when we were tired, putting up with us complaining, joining in with us when we decided to sing and most of all keeping us safe and offering his expertise along the way. A majority of the time he acted like a younger brother, teasing and laughing with us, but he also knew to be serious and offered support and encouragement when we needed it. He particularly was reassuring as we reached higher altitudes and was constantly checking that we were feeling ok and had plans in place for what we would do if any of us were affected by altitude sickness. It was fabulous to have all of our accommodation and food arranged so we didn't need to worry about the details and just had to walk to the next destination. After 10 days together we finished off the trek feeling like we had made a new friend in Raby, and his brother Nir, both of whom were great companions. I can't even imagine how much more difficult the trek would have been without their help and assistance. Really, having them there made our time hassle free and enjoyable, despite the sheer physical and mental exhaustion that comes along with trekking. I loved my time trekking ABC and will definitely be back to do another trek in Nepal. It is such an incredible place that has captured my heart on my first visit. I highly recommend choosing Raby as a guide and I would trek with him again on any subsequent visits. Jasmin Davis Australia