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Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 12 days

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12 days
Max. Elevation
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Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route

Highlights

Annapurna Base Camp trek is a complete amalgam  of adventure and beauty seared with the textures of endangered flowers and animals.There is just so many things this single trek can offer offer. For this reason, it remains one of the most chosen trekking destinations in the world.

You will get to stroll through the beautiful  rhododendron forest as you pass by  gushing rivers. You will get to watch someterraced farmlands on your way to the base camp and world’s highest peak. Getting a warming bath in the hot spring will be an ice to the caking.

There are plethora of mountain ranges that shall accompany you throughout the trek. Montain ranges , namely, Mt. Gangapurna, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Machhapuchhre will keep you grounded. The best of the views of these mountains can be enjoyed from Annapurna Sancturay. Past the Magar and Gurung villages, you shall get opportunities to experience different cultures from your firsthand observation.

This trek covers a 12 day itinerary which starts from your arrival in Kathmandu. You will also get to spend a day watching some beautiful attractions of the valley. The very  next day, you shall fly to Pokhara.

 Drive of an hour from there takes you to Naya Pul. Then you shall start trekking towards Ghandruk, the beautiful village on a slope inhabited by Gurung community. Next day, you shall make to Chhomrong Village, and then another day takes you to Bamboo Villlage. Walking through the dark, cold, and damp trail in the bamboo forest, you shall reach Deurali. Next day you shall reach to the Annapurna Base Camp.

Important Note

Trip Itinerary

Our representative shall be expecting you at the Tribhuvan International Airport to pick you up to the  hotel. Once you have a refreshing rest , you are free to stroll around the city. We shall enjoy typical Nepalese dishes at a restaurant together. Spend overnight in Kathmandu.

Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,320m

Popularly known for its  art, architecture, culture, and temples,there are so many things Kathmandu can offer to you.  There are some UNESCO world heritage sites such as the Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, Boudhhanath, and Basantapur Durbar Square you might fancy a visit. You can entertain yourself with some  shopping for your trek in the afternoon. After a brief  orientation session , you can rest at your hotel. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Your flight to Pokhara shall be enamoured with mountain views. Once you show up, you will be transferred to Nayapul in a vehicle. Then, you shall start trekking towards Ghandruk. Via Birenthanti when you reach this beautiful village of Ghandruk.  The amazing scenic beauty of the mountain views shall greet you with heartfekt hospitality. Gurungs are the native inhabitants of this village. You wouldn’t want to miss the  gurung museum. Stay overnight at Ghandruk.

Altitude: Pokhara: 823m; Ghandruk: 1,940m

The climb to Kimrung Danda is  enamoured  with views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, etc. After an hour of climb to his place, you shall climb down to Kimgrong Khola beforeclimbing up to the Chere Danda. An easy trail lends you a descent down to the Chhomrong

Altitude: Chhomrong: 2,170m 

There are about 2500 steps all the way through the long descent down to Chhomorong Khola . Cross the bridge in the river, and then ascend uphill. On you way, you shall pass Sinuwa Village through the dense forest of rhododendrons before reaching the Kuldihar Village. Descend down comfortably to reach the Bamboo Village. Stay overnight at Bamboo.

Altitude: Bamboo: 2,310m

Initially, the trail goes in the midst of the forest, damp, cold and blocked light. The  Himalayan Hotel is just on your way. A gacier river down  below will definitely charm you. Leaving the Hinku Cave, a descent brings you to the river. Crossing the river, an ascent uphill leads you to Deurali. The beautiful memory of waterfalls, uneven vegetation, river and cliffs shall flood in as you spend your night here.

 Altitude: Deurali: 3,230m

A walk through the  river bed takes you to the Macchapuchhre Base Camp. The journey is relatively strainous.There area few scattered vegetations on the way. The Annapurna Sanctuary shall be another sight to watch  with close ups of Annapurna range with Mt. Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, and other mountains.

Altitude: Annapurna Base Camp: 4,130m

Now begins the return journey. After breakfast in the morning, enjoying the sunrise view, you shall descend down to Deurali. Few ascents and constant descents takes you to the Hinku Cave, Himalaya Hotel, and the again back to the damp, cold, and dark forest of Bamboo. Today is mostly about the descent. For this reason , there will not be any added problem.. Stay overnight at Bamboo

Altitude: Bamboo: 2,310m

Through your venture climb to Kuldighar, a gentle descent takes you to Chhomrong Khola. Then comes the long stone stairs you had left in the descent earlier on. Although , this time it will be about the ascent.The mountain vistas, dense vegetation, and fresh air shall never leave you throughout the journey. You might fancy a bath in a natural hot spring here; the feel of warm water in this place far from your home captivates you. Stay overnight at Jhinu Danda.

Altitude: Jhinu Danda: 1,760m.

After an early  breakfast , we will begin our descent down to Naya Pul. You shall then  drive back to Pokhara. Since you probably didn’t have time to explre Pokhara early on, this will be an opportunity. Have a great time visiting the lakes, waterfall, caves, and evening strolls  in the lakeside. Stay overnight in Pokhara.

Altitude: Naya Pul: 1,070m; Pokhara: 823m

A short flight from Pokhara leads you to Kathmandu. Our representative shall drop you at your hotel. Take a handful of rest and we will visit the other attractions of the city. We shall again be sitting together for a dinner. Stay overnight in Kathmandu

Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,320m

Get your bags ready; our representative shall be waiting in the hotel. They shall drop you at the airport in time and part away from there. Have a safe and happy journey back to your destination. Relish all  the memories of the trail.

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Includes

  • Arrival & Departure Transport By private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three meals a day during the Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation in Tea House during the Trekking.
  • Trekking Guide with Insurance
  • Trekking Porters : 2 person 1 porters with Insurance eac
  • Three nights' Accommodation in Kathmandu  and Three Night pokhara in 3 Star level hotel with bed- and- breakfast basis, (If you like to have a standard Hotel accommodations please do let us know).
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara/ Pokhara to Kathmandu with Guides and Porters in Tourist Bus. (From Pokhara to Trekking starting points and from Trekking end points to Pokhara by Taxi)
  • Kathmandu city and trekking maps.
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
  • Tims card (Trekking information management system) as like a permit.
  • Free use Company& duffel bag.
  • Emergence of helicopter rescue (pay by your insurance
  • All needed Government fee

Doesn't Include

  • International Airfare.
  • Food in Kathmandu And Pokhara lunch and dinner.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Any kind of drinks.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters
  • Donation
  • Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone etc.

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