The Annapurna Base Camp Trek presents you experiences of the beauties of the Annapurna massif and its surrounding peaks up close. The wonderful views of the mountains are utterly brilliant and absolutely beguiling. Annapurna Base Camp Trek has its trails leading through the Lake-side city of Pokhara, where you can enjoy many adventure activities and interludes of boating on the crystal waters of the Fewa Lake. Pokhara city is adorned with many lakes, water-bodies and waterfalls, as well as having beautiful acreages of verdant forests and foliages. There are many temples and places of worship in Pokhara which you can explore and visit. Mount Annapurna is the 10th Highest Mountain in the world and treks to the base camp of this mountain is one of the most famous trekking journeys taken by hikers all over. Along with panoramic views of the Annapurna Mountain, you also get majestic views of Mount Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli Mountain, the Lamjung Himal, Fang, Annapurna I, II, III, Annapurna South and Gangapurna among many other peaks.
Starting from Kathmandu, you will be driven to Pokhara, which presents marvelous sceneries of terraced farmlands and mustard fields adoring the terrain. The trek lets you trudge through rich jaded landscapes which are complimented by jovial rivers and alpine vegetations. The view of the Sun rise and the Sun set from behind the Annapurna Ranges is spectacular, the manifestation of the rising Sun changing the colors of the ivory snow of the mountains into a cascade of molten gold and burning saffron is out-of-this-world! Passing through many dainty villages and settlements, you will also get to experience the cultures and traditions of the people residing in those areas. The Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trek presents you with a ravishing view of the vistas of the Annapurna region as well as the surrounding peaks. Ghorepani and Poon Hill are famous vantage points for relishing the beauty of the Himalayas in the region. The spectacle of the astronomical mountains changing their tincture from opal to amber as the Sun ascends up into the cyan Sky is simply indescribable! The Annapurna Base Camp Trek also includes excursing through verdant pasturelands and meadows dotted with horses and mountain goats, and picturesque sceneries of the bejeweled land.
Along with the opulence of nature and the prodigious sights of the mountains, Annapurna Base Camp Trek also incorporates the cultural and traditional aspect of the journey within the trek. You will encounter ethnic villages occupied by local people who follow diverse range of religions and get to observe their lifestyle and become a tiny part of their customs. You can also have encounters with the unique flora and fauna of the region, most of which is protected under the Annapurna Sanctuary. Canopies of rhododendron flowers and lushness of the woodlands make the trekking journey peaceful and serene. Many large and small monasteries and places of worship also exist all throughout the trek, letting you have a feel of religious ambiance on your hiking journey. The sight of the Annapurna Mountain so closely acquitted on the base camp is breath-taking! The peak, surrounded by periwinkle snow spread across the entirety of the land like white confetti gives you a wonderful feeling of accomplishment and tranquility.
We also have alternatives to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, like our Annapurna Panorama Trek which provides monumental vistas of the Annapurna Ranges within its trekking journey and our Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek, which incorporates more destinations into its parameters.
Nepal Hiking Team provides the absolute best and eminent services regarding all the matters of hiking and trekking. And the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is most suitable for its amiability and cordiality. Come and rejoice in the moment of trekking to the base camp of the mountain with us on our Annapurna Base Camp Trek package.
- Day 01 : Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
- Day 02 : Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m/2985ft) Duration: 6 hours
- Day 03 : Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m/4905ft) Duration: 4 hours
- Day 04 : Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2850m/9348ft) Duration: 7 hours
- Day 05 : Hike to Poonhill (3180m/10430ft), Trek to Tadapani (2500m/8200ft) Duration: 6-7 hours
- Day 06 : Tadapani to Chhomrong (2020m/6625ft) Duration: 5 hours
- Day 07 : Chhomrong to Dovan (2600m/8528ft) Duration: 5 hours
- Day 08 : Dovan to Deurali (3200m/10500ft) Duration: 4 hours
- Day 09 : Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4210m/13810ft) Duration: 5 hours
- Day 10 : Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft) Duration: 7 hours
- Day 11 : Bamboo to Jhinu Danda hot spring (1780m/5840ft) Duration: 6 hours
- Day 12 : Jhinu Danda to Pokhara (910m/2985ft) Duration: 5 hour walk
- Day 13 : Pokhara to Kathmandu Duration: 6 hours
- Day 14 : Farewell
- Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
- Two night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
- Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by tourist bus then by private car to and from Nayapul.
- Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
- An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, meals and accommodation.
- Nepal Hiking Team down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP and TIMS, please bring 3 passport size photographs)
- All government and local taxes
- Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
- Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa Fees: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
- All kind of cold drinks including water, coke, Fanta, juice etc.
- WI-Fi internet during the trek
- Personal trekking equipment
- Tips for airport representative, tour guide, trekking staff, driver etc.
Day 01 : Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
Your arrival here in Kathmandu marks the first day of the journey. Our representative from Nepal Hiking Team will be present at the airport to meet you, and will give you further information and explanation regarding the program. You will then be taken to the hotel where you shall stay overnight.
Day 02 : Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m/2985ft) Duration: 6 hours
After breakfast, you shall be driven to Pokhara, the second largest city of Nepal. The drive will present you with the opportunity to see the wonderful landscape of terraced farmlands- green and wet with the sowing of rice and barley by the farmers, the frisky rush of the meandering rivers by the highway and the isolated valleys low-lying among the gargantuan hills and rocky gorges. The journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes about 6 hours, and upon arrival at Pokhara, we shall check into a hotel, which the city has an abundance of. In the evening, you shall be able to enjoy the respite of a beautiful boat-ride at Fewa Lake and on a clear day, you can see the lucid reflection of Mount Machhapuchhre and the Annapurna Range on the crystalline surface of water. Overnight Hotel, breakfast in included.
Day 03 : Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m/4905ft) Duration: 4 hours
After breakfast at around 07:30 m, you shall be driven to Nayapul (42km from Pokhara) for about an hour via the village of Lumle. From here, we shall take a short walk to Birethanti, a prosperous boom-town. The trail which we shall take follows the main street of Birethanti, going on through absolutely gorgeous bamboo forests and past large waterfalls glimmering with the ethereal light of the Sun, and swimming holes. Beyond this is the lush pasture bespeckled with foals and stallions mostly used for pulling wooden caravans and carts by people. The trail continues to Ranghai then, we shall climb gradually up the side of the valley, all the way to Tikhe Dhunga. Overnight at the guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 04 : Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2850m/9348ft) Duration: 7 hours
From Tikhe Dhunga on the fourth day, the trail requires us to cross a stream by a suspension bridge near a camp site. We shall then ascend upwards, climbing the steep stone steps (about 3300 of them!) to the large Magar village of Ulleri at 2080 meter. We shall climb the elevation from Ulleri, passing dense pasturelands and continue on for an hour until we reach the camp site where we shall stop and have a breather and water. Continuing on the trail, we shall cross two iridescent streams and have a final climb to Nangethanti where we shall stop for luncheon. “Thanti” in Nepali means “a rest house”, and during winter- the trail can be smothered in snow. From Nangethanti, we shall hike to Ghorepani with an elevation of 2850m, and be graced with a spectacular panoramic view of the exalted 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 Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 05 : Hike to Poonhill (3180m/10430ft), Trek to Tadapani (2500m/8200ft) Duration: 6-7 hours
We shall get up before dawn and continue on the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek to Poonhill. From Poonhill, you can glimpse the utterly palatial view of the glorious Sunrise over the panoramic vistas of the Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Mountains, resplendent and magnolias in splendor. After Poonhill, we shall return to Ghorepani, have a hearty breakfast and continue walking to Tadapani. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 06 : Tadapani to Chhomrong (2020m/6625ft) Duration: 5 hours
We shall descend down the precipitous trail leaving Tadapani; and continue through the riotous woodland and forest as we reach Gurung, the village of the Gurung people. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 07 : Chhomrong to Dovan (2600m/8528ft) Duration: 5 hours
The trail will continue to lead us to Chhomrong Khola, alacritous in its everlasting pursuit of joining the wide ocean, effervescent with the gleam of the Sun. We shall then climb to Khuldighar elevated at 2380m. The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Check-post is situated here. The trail is a continuous descend to Dovan from there. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 08 : Dovan to Deurali (3200m/10500ft) Duration: 4 hours
Our continuation of the trail is adjacent to emerald and jaded bamboo forests; the sweet sound of bamboo leaves rustling in the wind provides aesthetics to the soul, and the zenith of blossoming Rhododendrons hail our journey to Deurali. We shall pass the Himalayan Hotel and trek on to Hinko (3020m), the trail lined with petrified trees and burnt sienna foliage. Deurali lies above the ridges of Hinko, and once we reach Deurali, we shall be accommodated into a guesthouse. The trail leading from Hinko to Deurali is the one which is most susceptible to avalanches, the terra firma a treacherous marshal of rickety soil and loam. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 09 : Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4210m/13810ft) Duration: 5 hours
We shall climb past the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) (which really isn’t a Base Camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted) to the Annapurna Base Camp. The Mountain and its surrounding areas are under protection by the Government of Nepal, hence, the Annapurna ‘Sanctuary Trek’. From the Machhapuchhre Base camp, we hike for two more hours to Annapurna Base Camp for an overnight halt. The imperial elegance of the snowy mountains, isolated and standing vigil for time eternal under the heavens shall greet us. The monumental mountains, towering above in astronomical proportions are a sight to behold. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 10 : Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft) Duration: 7 hours
Descending the same trail which is like a boon companion to us by now at this point, we shall hike down to Modi Khola at Bamboo, the elevation dropping by 1700m. The area is flanked by some lodges and tea-houses, isolated among the vastness of the open mountain, greeted each morning by crisp cold air and the immensity of solitary desolation. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 11 : Bamboo to Jhinu Danda hot spring (1780m/5840ft) Duration: 6 hours
We shall hike the trail to Chhomrong, passing through Khuldighar where the people have established an experimental sheep farm, the journey paved with the abundance of our national flower, Rhododendrons, blooming in colors of red, white and pink, contrasting to the primary of glaucous green of the bamboo forests. From Chhomrong, the trail descends steeply to Jhinu Hot spring where you can respite in the naturally salubrious hot spring and have an interlude and rejuvenate yourselves. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 12 : Jhinu Danda to Pokhara (910m/2985ft) Duration: 5 hour walk
On this day, we shall depart from the Jhinu hot spring and excurse by the right bank of Modi Khola for 5 hours to Birethanti, enjoying the most relaxing and reposing walk of the entire trip, all gilded with the grace of the river birds fishing for prey and the solemn ambiguity of the flowing river under an azure sky. We shall then reach Nayapul, and after an hour’s drive, we will be back to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel, breakfast and lunch included.
Day 13 : Pokhara to Kathmandu Duration: 6 hours
From Pokhara, we shall drive back to Kathmandu, the journey filled with the ever diverse landscape and changing topography. Overnight at Hotel, breakfast included.
Day 14 : Farewell
A representative from Nepal Hiking Team shall take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. You will bid farewell to the stupendous turn of affairs, filled with memories and wonderful stories to tell. Breakfast included.
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I had an awesome experience of a day tour with a veteran guide and a generous driver from Nepal Hiking Team. Very good company. They helped me explore around all the main sites in Kathmandu which was exquisite.
All my thanks go to Arun who was a very good guide from Nepal Hiking Team. He was friendly, calm, gracious, and often entertained singing Nepalese songs while we were strolling during 10 days trek.
Ganga, moreover, was a nice and friendly person. We met on the first day when I reached at Kathmandu airport and then met with him again when I completed trekking. Everything was arranged perfectly and Ganga has got a good team. I want to recommend Nepal Hiking Team to anyone who is planning to come to Nepal.
We just accomplished the 12-days Annapurna Base Camp which was fantastic Trekking in Nepal and had a superb time.
Everything was wonderfully organized by Nepal Hiking Team from the beginning of the trek to the end. Flights, airport transfers were arranges perfectly on time and lodges where great. NHT took really care of us and ensured everything with high standard.
Our professional guide Balaram and porter Arun were amazing, and their way of detailing, sense of humor, and the safety measures were admirable. Words are not enough to describe about Nepal Hiking Team’s service.
Thanks again to Ganga, Balaram, Anuj, and Arun for making such a memorable and incredible holiday. We will soon plan a trip with Nepal Hiking Team again.
I will not write much on the ABC trek itself, there are thousands of reviews written by other trekkers. Sceneries, lodging, food, etc … My review is on what I think makes the trip …. the company, the guide and the porter.
My 61-year old friend and I had a unforgettable 10-day abc trek carefully planned by Nepal Hiking Team Pvt Ltd. From the time his staff picked us up to the time we said goodbye at the airport, the entire trip was perfect. This included water rafting and paragliding. Its Managing Director Ganga Raj Thapa was fast and efficient in his email response before and after the trip. I found the charges reasonable. He answered to all my questions and would accede to my requests if reasonable. In person, he’s a warm and friendly man that you will feel comfortable with.
The guide that he assigned, Narayan, was also very responsible. Very knowledgeable, informs us what to expect, very patient to wait for us 2 slow men. He took very good care of us, see to any of our needs… charge batteries, got us blankets, refill our bottles with water, be our camera man, he even holds my walking sticks or spectacles whenever I am taking pictures. He’s very fit and could climb Everest, problem is that he doesn’t have the money to do it.
The porter, Lal, was just as amazing in his role. He could carry our stuff of 30kg for the entire 10 days, where we could easily trekked over 160km, ascended and descended over 15,000 stone steps, not forgetting the last stretch from MBC to ABC where oxygen level dropped to 50%. Despite all these, he is grateful that he has a job.
Together they served us extremely well .. at meal times, they doubled up as waiters. At lunch, they ate their meals after us.. at dinner, they ate their meals .. after ALL the trekkers in the guest house had theirs .. and those trekkers are NOT even their customers.
They did not sleep after we slept .. they slept only after ALL the trekkers in the guest house had slept .. and those trekkers are NOT even their customers .. because due to the lack of proper rooms, they can only sleep in the dining room.
Our tips for them increased as each day passed. Hence dear trekkers, give generously when you are there, .. they deserved more.
We may return to Nepal and although we can choose to do a different trek like the Everest Base Camp trek, we will definitely NOT choose a different company. Can change treks but cannot change company.
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