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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Overview

Annapurna Base Camp or “ABC” is used by professional climbers hoping to conquer the iconic peak of Annapurna. This popular trek ascends to the base camp at 4200 meters. The trail takes you through the middle of the beautiful Annapurna conservation project area, taking in spectacular views of the wider Annapurna Himalayan mountain range. This classic trek is also known as the ‘Annapurna sanctuary trek’.

Annapurna takes its name from the Hindu goddess of nourishment; Anna meaning ‘food’ or ‘grains’ and purna, ‘fulfillment’. Every year thousands of trekkers visit this trail and alongside Everest Base camp, it is widely regarded as one of the top 10th trekking destinations in the world.

The breathtaking views of the Annapurna Himalaya can first be seen from the lakeside city of Pokhara. Many trekkers will arrive in Pokhara before beginning the trek and a boat trip out on to the lake will not disappoint, with countless famous peaks visible, towering above the city. Once on the trail, spectacular views unfold hour by hour and day by day. In spring time the whole forest turns red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers. The route takes trekkers through many ethnic communities including the Magar, Gurung and Thakali and the opportunity to observe the daily lives of these peoples provides a fascinating added cultural dimension to the trek. With the highest point of the trek at a moderately high altitude of 4200 meters, some hiking experience and an average or above level of fitness is recommended. The walking and views in this region are inspiring and this trek certainly deserves it’s famous reputation. It can also serve as an excellent starting point for those looking to undertake some of the more extreme Himalayan treks in the future.

As with all our treks, we can be flexible with the itinerary and can adjust many details according to your time, availability and special interests.

At a Glance

Itinerary

Day 1   Arrival at Tribhuvan International airport Kathmandu. Pick up by Sherpa Brothers treks representative, transfer to hotel check in and welcome drink from receptionist. Rest and briefing about trip, O/N in hotel with bed & breakfast

Day 2   Half day sightseeing around world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and preparation for the trip. In the evening welcome dinner offer from Sherpa Brothers treks at Typical Nepalese cultural restaurant, O/N in hotel with bed & breakfast

Day 3   Fly 30 minutes or Drive to Pokhara 7 hours by tourist bus, check in hotel, sightseeing around lakeside, O/N in hotel with bed & breakfast

Day 4   Drive 1 hours 15 minutes to Nayapool and trek start to Banthanti (2,073m / 6,802ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 5   Trek to Ghore pani (2,860m / 9,384ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 3 hours

Day 6   Hike to top of Poon Hill (3210m / 10528ft) for sun rise view, breakfast at same tea house and trek to Tadhapani (2630 meters / 8629 ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 6 hours

Day 7   Trek to Chomrong (2,140 m / 7021 ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 4 hours

Day 8   Trek to Dovan (2,600 m / 8,530 ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 4.5 hours

Day 9   Trek to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3,700 meters / 12,139 ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 10   Trek to Annapurna base camp, hiking around ABC (4130meters / 13550 ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 3 hours

Day 11   Trek to Bamboo (2,310 meters / 7,677 ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 6 hours

Day 12   Trek to Jhinu (1,780 meters / 5,839 ft), relaxing shower in hot spring, O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 13   Trek to Nayapul trek ends and drive Pokhara (800m / 26,24ft) : Approx 6 hours, O/N in hotel with bed & breakfast

Day 14   Flight 30 minute or drive 7 hours to Kathmandu. Rest, free time and last minute shopping in Kathmandu, O/N in hotel with bed & breakfast

Day 15   As per flight time, pick up from hotel and drop 3 hour earlier to international airport for home departure

Services Includes

    • Accommodation and 3 times meal during 11 days Annapurna base camp trekking period
    • Professional and experience License holder trekking guide salary, insurance
    • Porter salary, equipments and insurance
    • Flight / tourist bus to Pokhara
    • Private transportation to Nayapool and back to Pokhara
    • Standard hotel with deluxe BB in Kathmandu for 3 nights
    • Standard hotel in Pokhara with deluxe BB for 2 night
    • Airfare from Pokhara to Kathmandu with guide
    • Private transport for airport receive and departure in Kathmandu
    • ACAP and TIMS permits
    • Trip route map
    • Duffel bag for packing daily trek gear
    • Warm sleeping bag
    • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu
    • Half day word heritage sites sightseeing in Kathmandu

Services Excludes

    • Personal nature expense, bar beverage bills
    • Personal insurance
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara
    • Unforeseen accidental rescue
    • Days beyond the itinerary
    • Gratitude to staff

Map

Additional Information

The trail to ABC mingles mild ranking of usual 6-7 hours every day walk. The trail to this position demands less amount of physical pace being highest point 4,110 m. However, physically fit positive attitude & an excellent health are key factor to have great and success trip. Also the trip is worth for planning first time trekking and hiking experience in the Himalaya attempting to do family holiday, solo to group trip. It is vital that participants with pre-existing medical problems or conditions make these known to Sherpa Brothers Trek at the time of booking.

Accommodation and Food on Trip

3 nights, 3 star Deluxe BB accommodation in Kathmandu, 2 night deluxe BB in Pokhara and 12 days comfortable twin sharing accommodations in tea house (trekking guest house) and meals on full board. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea/ coffee).

Travel Insurance

Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. take every care to make our treks safe and enjoyable. All our routes are scouted to ensure the trails are safe and the facilities along route are of an acceptable standard. In addition, we have vast experience of trekking at altitude and are trained to deal with Acute Altitude Sickness. However, due to terrain, weather and altitude, risk is not always predictable in the Himalaya. To ensure you have a worry free time with us, personal travel insurance is essential to cover the cost of unforeseen accident, illness or rescue. The costs involved can be large and personally overwhelming in the unlikely event of accident or injury.
All Nepalese staff, guides and porters employed by Sherpa Brothers Pvt. Ltd. are covered locally but we regret that we cannot offer insurance for our clients.
Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. is not liable should anything go wrong due to unforeseen circumstances.
When choosing an insurance policy be sure to confirm with your insurer that your policy covers adventure holidays and trekking at high altitude. Some insurers makes special exception for these types of trip so please read the small print and contact your insurer if you are unsure.

Required gears check list

Hiking gears

Day bag – 1
Dry Bag – 1
Walking pole – 1
Water bottle – 1
Head light – 1
Knife / Multi tools – 1

Cloth and body wear

Down jacket – 1
Sleeping bag – 1
Light warm hiking trouser – 2
Warm liner – 2
Towel – 2
Warm and sun hats – 1/1
Fleece / jacket and pants – 1
Windproof jacket – 1
Long and half sleeve hiking shirt – 3
Buff for (neck and head) – 1
Walking boot – 1
Gloves / mittens – 2
Warm hiking socks (wool / synthetic) – 4
Gaiter – 1
Flip flap/ Sandal – 1

Sun protection, health hygiene and water

Sun cream – 1
Sun glass – 2
Sun hat – 1
Lip guard – 1
Tooth brush – 1
Face wash soap – 1
Sanitizer – 2
Prescription medicine
Water bottle / Camel bag – 1
Water purifier tablet / lightweight filter
Toilet paper
Menstrual product

Personal belonging items

Passport
cash
Visa / credit card
Cell phone Power bank backup and charger
Camera / Gopro

Tour Cost & Schedule

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Grade :   Moderate
  • Trip Durations :  12 Days From Kathmandu
  • Highest Point :  4,110m / 13,550ft
  • Best Season :  Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec - Mar to June
  • Meal Plan : Breakfast in Kathamandu, Pokhara and Full board on Trek

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