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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 17 days

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    • The only base camp around the Himalayas with facilities of a nice cozy lodges.
Adventure to Annapurna Base Camp with no problem of high altitude sickness.

    • Explore typical mountain traditional villages of southern Annapurna Himalayas.

    • Experience the great dramatic changes of landscapes, vegetation and climates.

    • Trekking into the heart of massif Annapurna Himalayas and scenic sanctuary
One of the most amazing Himalayan country as well around the world is Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The areas of Annapurna Base Camp are called the Sanctuary of Gods and holy spirits. When early pioneers and explorers ventured into this beautiful region, they were overwhelmed by the charm and beauty of Annapurna Sanctuary. Nowhere in the Himalayas can one reach the base of the world’s highest mountains in a short duration of time. 
Annapurna Base Camp is the only place where trekkers can complete the whole journey taking only a week. 
This makes Annapurna Base Camp Trek one of the most exclusive and most exciting adventures in the whole Himalayan range. Annapurna Base Camp and the Sanctuary is at present one of the most sought adventure destinations.
Due to its short distance and accessibility from the beautiful Pokhara city which is directly north. About 40 km or 24 ½ miles, all trekkers with normal physical fitness can enjoy a trek to Annapurna Base Camp. 
The area where the base camp stands is an oval-shaped plateau at 4,130 m high, enclosed by amphitheaters of snow peaks.
Most trekkers and adventurers are unaware that Mt. Annapurna-1 at 8,091 m / 26, 545 feet high. Is the world’s tenth-highest peak, as well as the first above 8,000-meter Mountain conquered in the history of mountaineering?

The first conquest by a French Expedition way back in 1950 three years before 
Mt. Everest was summited. This makes Annapurna Himalayas one of the most exclusive and special of all adventures around the Himalayas.

Besides its stunning range of giant peaks, the dramatic change in climate, vegetation, and landscapes is fascinating to experience.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins and ends at the scenic city of Pokhara, located on a verdant valley. The city is blessed with the natural beauty of snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna Himalayas and charming lakes. This makes Pokhara one of the dream tourist destinations around the Himalayas, and probably in the world.
The trek starts with a short drive from Pokhara, then leaves the low warm paddy fields towards cooler alpine hills. Walk leads through lovely Gurung villages at Ghandruk, and to Chomrong the last permanent village en route to Annapurna Base Camp. 
Where trail leads to higher areas to enter the Modi River gorge covered in a dense forest of bamboo, rhododendron, and pines.
The route follows through temporary settlements of Bamboo, Dovan, and Deurali reaching a high ridge at Machhapuchare Base Camp. From here enter the Annapurna Sanctuary enclosed by an array of snow peaks, then reach Annapurna Base Camp. Located at the foot of Mt. Annapurna-I, Vara Shikar / Annapurna Fang, Gangapurna Himal, and Annapurna South peaks. An ever-exciting place to be for once in a lifetime, overlooking a wide range of snow-capped peaks. 
After a wonderful experience with stunning panoramic views in the comfort of a nice cozy mountain lodge. Return journey on the same route down and ups to reach Chomrong village, and then the trail diverts to Jhinu. 
A nice hill village with a natural hot-spring to enjoy after a great walk to Annapurna Base Camp. From Jhinu, after a refreshing overnight a short interesting drive to Pokhara. A perfect place to conclude, after a glorious and marvelous adventure on Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Important Note

Trek Mode: On best available Tea-House / Lodge basis.

Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous.

Highest point: At Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m / 13, 550 feet high.

Area of Trek: Nepal North Mid-West of Gandaki Zone and Annapurna region.

Trek duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days Pokhara to Pokhara.

Total Trip: 13 Nights and 14 Days from main arrival to final departures.

The Best Seasons for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking:
Interested people can trek to Annapurna base camp all seasons, except for the wet months of monsoon. Which is mid-June to August during summer/monsoon seasons, where flights to Pokhara seldom fly. Due to heavy monsoon dark rain clouds where visibility is poor for aircraft to fly and land.

The best favored seasons are spring and autumn/fall. The spring starts from March to May, when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.
 Normally the morning till mid-afternoon days are clear for views and scenic walks can get overcast late afternoon sometime. Can expect snowfalls, with cold morning and nighttime, and the mid-hills covered in the forest will be bright with wildflowers; in seasonal bloom. Especially the rhododendron of various colors from tall trees to bush, which is the national flower of Nepal.

The next high season is autumn/fall, from September to November, most days are fine and crystal clear. One can enjoy pleasant walks along with glorious views of surrounding snow-capped peaks. Days are much shorter due to limited sunlight hours, cold afternoons, and nights till morning time. Can get snowfall sometimes, but with a bright starry night sky. Trekkers can also enjoy trekking to Annapurna base camp during the winter times of December to February. Most days are clear and sunny, but much shorter days due to limited sunlight hours. Cold freezing temperatures in the morning, evening, and night time, chances of snowfall also.

Culture and Religion on Annapurna Base Camp Trek:
The native of the southern Annapurna Region is populated by the Gurung interwoven with the teaching of Buddha. Which is known as the Mahayana religion of Nyingma or Tibetan Buddhism sects. 

The Gurung people various religious events and festivals, the main events are Saga Dawa, the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. As well the Tamu Lo-Shar 
a New Year falls around mid-December or in January as per Tibetan Buddhism Calendar. The next major festival held around is Dashain, Nepal’s national biggest festival last for Ten Days. Which fall in the end of September or first week of October, the festival victory over evils. Basically, the Gurung are farmers raising and breeding live stocks, but since the arrival of foreign visitors. At present the local economy is dependent upon tourism, as one can experience on this trek to Annapurna base camp from Pokhara onwards. 

Besides Buddhism, the Gurung also practice the ancient religion of pre-Buddhism called Bon. Worship of nature and mountain spirits that is why most Gurung villages do not have monasteries. But every houses are adorned with Buddhist prayer flags, lower mid hills of Annapurna are of mixed tribes of people.
Populated by the Hindu Chettries and Bharamins with Dalits, as well Magar the main tribes of Western Nepal.

Most Gurung and Magar menfolk are world famous as brave Gorkha soldiers in British and Indian Army as well as Singapore Police.

Trip Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu and Nepal International Airport, after clearing the visa formalities, and claiming the baggage. Head towards departure exit, where our staff receives you for a short transfer to the hotel. After getting refreshed join on the lobby with other members for Annapurna Base Camp trek briefing, provided by our guide, leader. On briefing full information of the treks, and hotels in Kathmandu as well of local cultures with do’s and don’ts. Evening a lovely dinner introduction to Nepali foods with exciting cultural programs. 

Morning after breakfast, our city / cultural guide takes you on a tour visiting world heritage sites around Kathmandu city. Includes Old Durbar Square / Palace Courtyard, residence of Living Goddess the Kumari; and to Swyambhunath Stupa with more 2,600 years of history. Then head towards holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath a huge Buddhist Stupa. After an exciting and interesting tour back to hotel, preparation and packing for trekking.

Non-essential clothing and items not required for treks, can be stored in the Hotel or with Everest Adventure Tour.   

Morning or afternoon as per the flight time for Pokhara, transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport. After going through security, get on board in a big aircraft for sweeping panoramic flight of 30 minutes. Enjoy the grand views of majestic 
Himalayas from Langtang, Ganesh and Manaslu Himal to Annapurna range.

Landing at Pokhara airport, a short drive to your respective hotels, located by the
serene Phewa Lake side. Afternoon at leisure for short walks around the lakeside, where all best shops, stores, restaurants and hotels located. Enjoy the views of Annapurna peaks with towering Machhapuchare Himal the famous Fish-Tail peak.

After leisure time for breakfast get ready for exciting few hour drives beyond Pokhara city and the valley. The views of Annapurna Himalaya range seen on drives till you reach end of the drive in a small farm village of Kimche.

Start the first day walk uphill for short while and over the stone steps to Ghandruk. One of the major Gurung village, the main natives of southern Annapurna high hills to Lamjung Himal. Enjoy the comfort of a nice lovely lodge with time to explore the village and the small Gurung museum. 

Morning from Ghandruk, catching glorious views of Annapurna peaks the trek starts heading on top of Ghandruk village. From the high side of the village a pleasant walk and climb to Kimrong Danda a ridge. A place with few small tea-shops and lodges, and then head downhill to Kimrong River Valley. Possible lunch stop at Kimrong village, afternoon climb for an hour and then on winding gradual path to Chomrong. A nice Gurung village and the last permanent settlement en-route Annapurna base camp and sanctuary. Chomrong offers good best lodges for overnight stops facing grand views of Annapurna Himalayas. 

From Chomrong morning walks on stone steps downhill to a fast running stream, crossing the bridge. Start the climb to Sinuwa Danda a high ridge with few nice shops and guest-houses. Walk leads on winding gradual trail into dense rhododendron, oaks and pine trees with short descend to Bamboo.

A nice place with number of lodges and restaurants, located amidst bamboo thickets and pine forest above Modi River gorge.  Possible lunch stop, afternoon few hours of good climb to Dovan with few nice simple lodges. Situated on a shelf of Modi River, enjoy the comfort of homely type guest house with the sound of a river flow. 

After a pleasant overnight with the sound of a river, walk begins following the gorge above Modi River. As the trail leads to short steep up into lush green vegetation and tall tree lines reaching Hinko Cave. Then descend to a small place at Himalaya Hotel, the adventure continues down close to a river bank. 
A short climb reach you on a small plateau at Deurali, having 4-5 nice lodges and restaurants. Stopping here for refreshing lunch break, afternoon walk follows the raging Modi River upstream through small bamboo grooves. The climb leads to steep uphill on stone steps reaching a high ridge at Machhapuchare Base Camp and MBC for short. Located directly beneath the staggering Machhapuchare Himal the Fish-Tail Peak with views of Annapurna-I, Annapurna South and Huin-Chuli. MBC provides few nice simple lodges for overnight stay, before heading towards Annapurna Sanctuary.  

Today adventure takes you in the heart of Annapurna Sanctuary at Base Camp on the highest point of the trek. Morning walk follows to a grassy slope uphill to enter the picturesque sanctuary enclosed by series of snow-capped peaks.

A pleasant gradual walks of few hours to reach at the end of the valley and plateau of Annapurna Sanctuary. Where Annapurna Base Camp situated on a top of the flat valley with number of lodges. Enjoy lunch in the lodge restaurants and marvel the glorious stunning panorama of Snow Mountains range.

The view stretches from Annapurna South, Huin Chuli to the south with Annapurna-I, Vara Shikar / Annapurna Fang; with Gangapurna Himal towards North-West. The views includes of Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli as far towards Machhapuchare Himal and Glacier Dome in the north east.

After wonderful and mesmerizing time at ABC, a long day trek of the adventure but easier on downhill. Includes few steep ups walking back on the same route past Dovan to Bamboo for overnight halt.

From Bamboo leaving the Modi River gorge, morning starts with short steep up to Khuldi Ghar. At one time existed a check-post for trekking and conservation permits, from here on winding path to Sinuwa Danda. Walk continues downhill to
Chomrong River with steep climb on stone steps to Chomrong village for lunch.

Afternoon walk an easy downhill for an hour or more to Jhinu village, with number of good lodge for overnight stop. At Jhinu enjoy short walk down where 
natural hot spring is located for refreshing bathe and a dip in warm pools.

Enjoying the last overnight on the high hills of Annapurna Himalayas, a short walk across a bridge to the road-head. Then get on board in a local vehicles for exciting drive to Pokhara by the Phewa Lakeside. Rest of the day at leisure for individual activities before dinner in one of its many fancy restaurants.

As time for short scenic flight to Kathmandu, transfer to Pokhara Airport for sweeping smooth air journey. After a grand panoramic views of country landscapes and snow peaks, then landing at Kathmandu airport.

From the airport, a short drive back to your hotels rest of the day at leisure for solo activities.

We have reserved a free day to enjoy more of Kathmandu exciting cultures and its heritage sites. Enjoy the free day for shopping or join in for tour to Patan or Bhaktapur cities, worth a visit.

Final day in Kathmandu and Nepal, as time for your international flight for homeward bound or next port of call. Transfer to Kathmandu, Nepal international airport bidding farewell to your guide and staff, after a marvelous and enjoyable adventure on Annapurna base camp trek.

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    • All Arrival and Departure Transfer from airport to hotel and vice-versa, vehicles according to group size.  
    • Three Star hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara
 on bed and breakfast basis only. 
    • Transportation on start of trekking and after trek to and from Pokhara.
Includes domestic airfare Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
    • Full board trekking includes twin sharing accommodation on best available 
local lodges, includes Breakfast, lunch, dinner with afternoon tea / snacks.
    • Service of guide, trekking staff as per size of a group with porters.
    • Wages, meals, medical allowance of guides, trekking staff and porters.
    • Applicable Special Trekking Permits TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems). Includes ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area 
Project) Entrance Fees.
    • Comprehensive Medical Kit carried by our guide if required for minor 
wounds and sickness.
    • Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley as per the itinerary.
    • Welcome or Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Doesn't Include

    • Nepal Visa, Personal Medical & Travel Insurance.

    • Expenses of personal nature, meals in Kathmandu and gratitude or tipping
 for trekking staff, drivers, porters and guide, including extra snacks and refreshments.

    • Personal trekking gear, including sleeping bags and down jackets (if it is not included on the trip cost).

    • Emergency Evacuation if required by any means of transportation, including
 Helicopter Service.

    • Personal medical kit, as advised by you doctors.

    • Early return from the trek due to personal domestic or medical reasons, 
no refund will be entertained on breaking the journey.


Frequently Asked Questions

It all depends upon the trip cost as per the itinerary set by Everest Adventure Tour. Normally we accommodate trekkers on normal standard lodge having nice rooms with good foods. But if the clients request us to upgrade the standard of lodge accommodation, we will certainly comply with the request and need of our valuable clients. Where the cost will be slightly higher on Luxury type lodges than on budget or standard lodge accommodation.

But after Ghandrung and Chomrong villages on route Annapurna Base Camp, there are no luxury or deluxe standard hotels or lodge. Where simple and basic rooms are available but clean with friendly warm environment and hospitality.

From Chomrong onwards all lodges with common bath and toilets, but with nice spacious and warm dining rooms. Serves excellent food menu as per your choice of meals and snacks.

Trekkers will be surprised to find good food menu of varieties, from Tibetan, Nepali, Indian and Chinese to Continental. Includes long list of snacks and drinks for the customer delights in most lodges on treks. 

The lodge accommodation are nice and lovely according to the choices of the trekkers. From budget, standard to luxury accommodation till Chomrong village, either attached or non-attached bath and toilets.

Trekkers should remember as the trek leads beyond from main village of Chomrong, attached bath and toilets are not available due to freezing temperatures in the night and morning. Where all plumbing systems freeze, and stops the flow of water which will be filled with ice. 

On higher areas the lodge provides rooms with common toilets and bathrooms, which is much better than having in rooms. Due to harsh climate and terrain conditions, where all trekkers will understand and has to compromise. 

However, all lodges are clean with good rooms, having large dining with potbellied stoves to make the environment warm and cozy.

Annapurna Base Camp where all types of people can join for the treks, where altitude gains at gradual slow pace. Chances of catching High Altitude Sickness of
AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) is very slim. The highest is 4,130 m at ABC, most of the treks and overnight halt is around the safe altitude. Which is below 3,000 m around Bamboo, Dovan, walking and staying at designated overnights. Allows trekkers to get acclimatize with the heights and surroundings. The only toughness of the trek is steep uphill and down hills.

Annapurna Base Camp is a wonderful and best country walks, but leads to much steep climb and long down hills. Rest of the journey is pleasant and very scenic with touch of local cultures. As the trek involves walking uphill and down on stone steps, it will best before planning and booking the trip. Enjoying some routine exercise like jogging, walking upstairs and downstairs. Including swimming, aerobic or any other good physical and breathing exercise will do you good to stay healthy for Annapurna base camp. As well for any other treks around the Himalayas to enjoy the adventure holidays.

Some people minor medical problem, can join for ABC treks after taking advice from your doctors and inform the company on booking.

Although it is just 40 km or 24 ½ miles, direct route from Pokhara city, however the walks before few hours from Ghandruk. Average of 5-6 hours the most, and minimum walks of 3-4 hours some days. The mileage that covers on this trek not counting the drive will approx. 65 k.m to 70 km or 41 / 43 miles from Kimche to Ghandruk onwards till Jhinu to road-head. 

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I embarked on a trek with Everest Adventure Tour and had an amazing experience. The views were breathtaking, and our guide and porter were excellent. The guide took great care of us, ensuring our safety throughout. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the mountains and highly recommend this company. We'd love to return with them again, it was that good!

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I just went trekking for the first time in my life. It was worth the fatigue with the stunning and magnificent panoramic view that you have to see with your own eyes at least once in a lifetime. Our guide's name is Yadu Bhatta, and he was able to plan for me and my friends to reach our destination each day very well and accurately estimate the time it took us to walk to each location. Moreover, he was very helpful and took care of all our needs very well.

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