Annapurna Base Camp trek
Annapurna Base Camp trek is the one of the best trek in Nepal to approach close to the snow mountain and walk on snow through the year. Annapurna base camp trek and Annapurna century treks are same. The height of the Annapurna Base camp is about 4200 meter or 13650 feet. Annapurna base camp lies just on the lap of the Mountain Annapurna First, Annapurna south and Hiunchuli. As trekkers arrived to Annapurna base camp they found they are surrounded by the Himalayas. In most of the year the whole trail from Deurali to Annapurna base camp is covered by snow and in March, April there is more than 5/6 feet snow on the trail. Trekkers could walk through it. The adventure to walk upon snow for 4/5 hours is wonderful. Annapurna base camp trek can be start from Phedi and Naya pul or new bridge. The best season to trek to Annapurna base camp trek is Octuber,November,decmber and March,April,May. But this trek can be done through out the year.In monsoon there are a lot of leeches on the way to trail and in winter some time the trail is blocked by the snow.Most of the time the trail pass through the gorge.Annapurna base camp trek is the moderate trek.
Annapurna base camp trek is the paradise of nature. Annapurna base camp trek offers great variety of beautiful landscape, nature and culture. The trek to Annapurna Base Camp passes through the rice cultivation, beautiful villages, green forests, bamboo jungles, rivers, birds, animals and unique flora and fauna in the mighty Annapurna Himalayan range.
Annapurna Base Camp trek is a perfect trekking route to view the high Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range and Mt. Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail), and glaciers so closely.
Annapurna Base Camp trekking falls within the Annapurna Conservation Area, a project called ACAP for the environmental and cultural protection. Many plants native to Nepal, variety of birds and animals, including snow leopards and blue sheep, around 100 varieties of orchids and some of the richest temperate rhododendron forest in the world are particular attraction of Annapurna area.
In Annapurna base camp trail there is the inhabitant of Gurung and Magar indigenous people in Nepal and they are rich in their culture and tradition. On the way to Annapurna base camp trekking we can explore the Gurung museum.
Accommodations in Annapurna base camp trek
In Kathmandu we provide 2 star equivalent hotel like international guest house with bed and breakfast. In trekking we provide attached toilet room in low lands. As we arrive to higher elevation it is difficult to get attached toilet room and single room in peak season. In peak season we have to share the room. But we try to provide single room if it is possible.
Foods and drinks in Annapurna base camp trek
In trekking we can get all kinds of food and select from menu and can have as you like. We do not recommend to eat any kinds of meat that is carried local porters from low land walking with 2-3 days. In trekking region they are not allowed to kill any animals. We recommend to eat all kind of vegetarian food and eggs. You can have meat as you arrive to low lands, Pokhara and Kathmandu. You can get all kind of drinks in trekking route. We recommend to drink Mineral water, boiled water or purified water. Purifying tablet is provided by our guide. All kinds of cold drinks and beers are available in tea houses. In higher elevation we do not recommend to drink hard drink.
Guide and porter for Annapurna base camp trek
We provide English speaking guide and some guide they can speak extra language like, Chinese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian. Extra language guide is not included in this cost. On request of guest we provide extra language guide with extra cost. Our guides and porters are very helpful, kind and dedicated on their duty. Every day they pass massage to us about the situation of the guest, weather in Trekking.
How hard is to go to Annapurna base camp trek?
Annapurna base camp trek is a moderate trek due to many up and down hills though there are hundreds of beautiful breathtaking scenery. If you have good practice to walk up and down hills it is not so hard. The trekking trail pass along narrow slippery gorges road. There are many places on the way to trail which are really danger of landslides and avalanches. Many time I got encounter with landslides and avalanches. You can make it easy if you follow some rules and regulations before starting your treks towards Annapurna base camp. After Bamboo it is better to walk in the morning. Because the snow piles got freeze whole night and in sunny day they start to melt or break and come down as a big avalanche. To protect from high-altitude sickness if tourists walk slowly and steadily with many breaks on the way to trek they can acclimatize easily and the trek will be easy. On the way to trek each 1 to 2 hours there are available of tea houses and tourists could have enough liquids and rest. If possible try to practice walking through up and down steeps, Jogging and swimming are equally helpful. Any exercise that is convenient to you and helps you to be fit is recommended.
How long does it take to get to Annapurna base camp?
From Kathmandu it takes minimum 6 days to arrive to Annapurna base camp and coming back it takes 4 more days. For Annapurna base camp trek we have many options. So we can design the itinerary on the basis of your requirements otherwise you can follow our detail itinerary down.
Annapurna base camp trek cost:
The cost of the Annapurna Base camp trek depends upon the number of tourists and it is negotiable.We offer you the cheapest price just ask us for the detail information.
Annapurna base camp trek route:
There are many routes to go to Annapurna base camp trek. But most of the Tourists they use two measure routes depending upon their time duration. Some tourists they use Dhampus,Landruk ,Chomrong,Bamboo, Deurali,Fishtail base camp and Finally Annapurna base camp and trek down same route or other routes.
Some tourists they use Nayapool,Tirkedhunga,Ghorepani(poone hill),Tadapani,Chomrong,Bamboo,Deurali,Annapurna base camp and trek back same route till chomrong and trek down via Ghandruk or Landruk.
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary
Trip Itinerary (one)
01 Day: Pick up from airport and drop to Hotel
02 Day: Rest in Kathmandu
03 Day: Fly to Pokhara and drive to Nayapul. About 4hrs trek overnight at Tirkedhunga (1,577m)
04 Day: Trek to Ghorepani (2,800m)
05 Day: Early morning hike to Poon hill to view sunrise and Himalayas and trek to Tadapani (2,600m)
06 Day: Trek to Chhomrong (2,170m)
07 Day: Trek to Himalaya Hotel (2,873m)
08 Day: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m)
09 Day: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp and back to Deurali (3,231m)
10 Day: Trek to Bamboo (2,340m)
11 Day: Trek To Himalpani (1,340) and visit natural hot water spring for the bath
12 Day: Trek to Pothana (3,231m) and drive to Pokhara
13 Day: Drive to Kathmandu. Farewell dinner with Nepali cultural program
14 Day: Drive to airport and fly back
Trip Itinerary (two)
01 Day: Arrival to airport transfer to the hotel
02 Day: Drive from Kathmandu to Phedi, the trekking starting point. Trek to Dhampus
03 Day: Trek to Landruk (1,646m)
04 Day: Trek to Chhomrong (2,170m)
05 Day: Trek to Dovan (2,610m)
06 Day: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,200m)
07 Day: Trek back to Himalaya hotel (2,873m)
08 Day: Trek to Himalpani (1,340m)
09 Day: Trek to Nayapul and drive one hour to Pokhara
10 Day: Drive back to Kathmandu. Farewell dinner with Nepali cultural program
11 Day: Drive to airport and fly back home
Trip Itinerary (three)
01 Day: Pick from airport and drop to Hotel.
02 Day: Drive to Naya pool and stay overnight.
03 Day: Trek to Chomrong.
04 Day: Trek to Himalaya.
05 Day: Trek to fishtail base camp and have lunch. After lunch trek to Annapurna base camp.
06 Day: Trek down to Dobhan.
07 Day: Trek down to swyalibazzar then drive back to Pokhara.
08 Day: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.
09 Day: Transfer to International airport.
01 Day: Arrival at the airport and transfer to hotel with our office representative
02 Day: Half-day sightseeing tour Bouddhanath (Buddhist Stupa) and Pashupatinath, a biggest temple of Lord Shiva includes Cremation. Trek preparation
03 Day: Drive to Pokhara through beautiful mountain road along the sight of Trishuli and Marshyandi River. Lunch is provided on the way at the river bank restuarant and overnight stay at hotel in Pokhara
04 Day: About 20 minutes drive to Phedi and about one hour uphill trek to Dhampus and two hours almost flat trail to Pothana (1,990m)
05 Day: Breakfast and walk about 45 minutes flat trail to Deurali and 30 minutes steep down and two hours flat trek to Landruk (1,646m)
06 Day: Breakfast, walk about 30 minutes down and one hour gradually up trail to Himalpani and take shower in hot water spring and walk two hours steep to Chhomrong (2,170m)
07 Day: Breakfast - walk about five hours up and downs to Dovan (2,610m)
08 Day: Breakfast -walk about five hours to Deurali (3,231m)
09 Day: Breakfast and the trek goes all the way gradually up to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m) in four hours
10 Day: Breakfast and 2 hours trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,200m). Whole day you can make excursion tour to wonderful glacier and stay overnight.
11 Day: Breakfast - walk about five hours down to Himalaya (2,873m)
12 Day: Breakfast - walk about six up and down trek back to Chhomrong (2,170m)
13 Day: Breakfast and about one hour gradually down and four hours up trek to Tadapani (2,600m)
14 Day: Breakfast and about 7 hours up and down hill trek to Ghorepani (2,800m) Poon hill (3,200m)
15 Day: Early in the morning about 45 minutes uphill trek to Poon hill (3,200m) to view the beautiful Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nil Giri Himal and Dhampus Peak. Poon hill is one of the best view points in Nepal. Trek back to hotel and have breakfast and trek about four hours down to Tirke Dhunga (1,577m)
16 Day: Breakfast -trek about four hours down to Birethanti (New Bridge) and drive about 45 minutes to Pokhara
17 Day: Rest day in beautiful town Pokhara
18 Day: Fly /drive back to Kathmandu and farewell dinner
19 Day: Drop off at the airport and departure for selected destination
Area: Annapurna region Trekking
Activities: Trekking and sightseeing
Starting and ending points: Phedi / Birethati
Maximum altitude: 4,200m
Duration of the trip: 14 Days
Group size: 1 - 12 packs
Best season: Octuber- December and March - May
Trip cost: USD 899.oo per person for 11 days trek.
- Pick up and drop off transport as mentioned in the itinerary
- Accommodation and breakfast in Kathmandu
- Accommodation and breakfast with tea/coffee, lunch and dinner during the trek
- Trekking guide
- National parks’ fees and government royalties
- Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary
- Domestic air ticket and airport tax for tourist and guide as mentioned in the itinerary
- Insurance of our trekking staff
- Sleeping bag (guests may have their own if they prefer)
- Dawn jacket (guests may have their own if they prefer)
- Trekking map
- TIMS Card
- First Aid Kit
- Nepal Mountain Lovers’ T-shirts
- Farewell dinner with cultural program in Kathmandu
- International air ticket, airport tax and Nepal visa fees
- All kinds of drink during trekking and travel stay with us
- Travel insurance and the cost of medical services of tourists
- All kinds of cloth and personal trekking equipment
- Other personal expenses and tips
- Charted helicopter, plane and other transports in case of emergency
- Backpack (50 liters) with outside pockets to keep smaller items
- Trekking boots, well broken in and waterproofed. Gaiters to keep snow out of boots
- Woolen sweaters and down jacket, gloves, wind proof outer garments, pants jacket, skirts, T-shirts, shirts, baggy pants and underwear
- Several pairs of woolen and few pairs of nylon socks. A pair of sandals
- Sleeping bag adequate for temperatures encountered
- Hat with wide brim and sun lotion cream
- One liter water bottle and some food for contingencies
- Repair and medical kit
- Head lamp with spare lithium batteries and bulbs
- Handkerchief and toiletries
- Verified phone number of your Embassy, consulate ,trekking agency and private phone number of your director
- Pen, pencils and letterhead to write an emergency message
- Pocket knife with opener and scissors
- Sunglasses with spare eyeglasses or contact lenses if you wear them
- Umbrella and rain coat
Important Information Before Your Trip to Nepal
Payment: Down payment: 15% of total payment is required to confirm the reservation.
Payment of the Balance: Rest amount can be paid in our office after your arrival.
Arrival Point: You will be met at the Kathmandu international airport. Our office representative will be waiting for you holding play card of the Nepal Mountain Lovers Treks and Expedition. In case of your change plan, please let us inform.
Booking Air Ticket: If you don't have regular travel agent, please visit makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com. They offer you very good price.
Room System: Normally we have two people in a room. Twin bed or single bed depends on the choice of guests and budget. If tourists want single room, s/he should pay single supplementary.
Trekking Leading Person: Our trekking guide will lead the whole trip with his/her helpers and porters.
Currencies: USD, AUD, EURO are major acceptable currencies in Nepal and visa and credit cards also accepted. There is ATM facility in city area.
Altitude Sickness: Altitude sickness will start from 3000 meter height. Trekkers should immediately inform trekking guide if faced any problems.
Drinking Water: We can get mineral water and boiled water in city area and in some trekking places. We use water purification tablet or liquid in some remote trekking sites.
Laundry Facility: Laundry facility are available in city area but not during the trekking.
Visa: You can get arrival visa at Kathmandu airport that cost 25 USD for 15 days and 40 USD for 30 days. Please bring 2 passport size photos. You can get your visa from the closest Nepali embassy.
Orientation Program: Before starting trekking, trekkers are provided with an orientation by our office representative or trekking guide about the necessary trekking information.
Group Size: There will be maximum 12 persons in one group.
Accommodation: You will stay in a nice tourist standard hotel/resort in city areas. Normal hotels or tents are available during the trekking.
Foods: We provide breakfast, lunch, dinner. Tourists can get continental food both in city and trekking places. Food during the trekking might not meet the standard of your country.
View of Mount Everest: Trekkers to Everest region will of course see the Mount Everest. For trekkers visiting other regions where they cannot view Mount Everest, there are daily mountain flights which approach close to Mount Everest.
Travel Insurance: It is compulsory to have travel insurance.
Personal Expenses: It depends on your spending interest and shopping. There are some expensive handmade carpets, Thanka paintings, jewelries and handicrafts to purchase in Nepal.
Luggage: We take only about 10kg per person in trekking. Your excess baggage will be stored in a hotel.
Tips: Tips are highly accepted and appreciated.
Rules and Regulations
Nepal Mountain Lovers Treks and Expedition accepts your reservation under the following rules and regulations.
1. If the balance payment is not paid before your departure for trekking, the booking will be cancelled without any refund.
2. If there is war or the situation of the country is out of control and the country faces emergency situation before your arrival to Nepal, we inform you not to come Nepal and refund your payment. But in case of any emergency situation or war after your arrival or during the trekking, we will try our best to make your trip successful and pleasant. In such situation, we may need to change the trip plan and itinerary.
3. In case of increase in government royalty and other costs such as the national park fee, you have to pay extra money.
4. If you commit any illegal act or disturbance for the safety and welfare of the group, our leader or guide can ask to leave the group without any right to refund.
5. If you have any complain with regards to trekking and tour please inform our tour leader or company. All kinds of valid complain are welcomed and processed with necessary actions.
6.You are responsible to ensure that all travel documents are with you during the entire trip.