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Annapurna Base Camp Round Trek 13 Days
Annapurna Base Camp Round Trek 13 Days
Annapurna Base Camp Round Trek 13 Days
Annapurna Base Camp Round Trek 13 Days
Annapurna Base Camp Round Trek 13 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Round Trek 13 Days

Duration

13 days

Group size

2-10

Activities

All Trekking

Country

Nepal

Region

Annapurna Region

Destination

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nayapul, Ulleri, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Chomrong, Tadapani, Annapurna Base Camp, Jhinu
Start/End point

Start/End point

kathmandu
Max Altitude

Max Altitude

4130
Meals

Meals

included
Activity

Activity

5-6
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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Trip Highlights
  • Trek through diverse landscapes, including terraced fields, rhododendron forests, and rugged mountain trails, as you make your way to the base of majestic Annapurna I (8,091 meters).
  • Reach Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 meters) and immerse yourself in a natural amphitheater of towering peaks, including Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre.
  • Witness breathtaking sunrise views over the snow-capped Himalayas from Poon Hill, capturing the stunning panorama of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
  • Explore traditional Gurung and Magar villages along the way, experiencing their unique culture, warm hospitality, and traditional way of life.
  • Cross suspension bridges and trek alongside cascading waterfalls, enjoying the natural beauty and serenity of the region.
  • Encounter diverse flora and fauna, including rare orchids, colorful birds, and the elusive Himalayan wildlife such as snow leopards and musk deer.
  • Soak in the therapeutic hot springs at Jhinu Danda, rejuvenating your body after days of trekking.
  • Visit Machhapuchhre Base Camp, nestled at the base of the iconic "Fishtail" peak, offering mesmerizing views and a sense of tranquility.
  • Stay at cozy tea houses along the trail, enjoying delicious local cuisine, and interacting with fellow trekkers from different corners of the world.
  • Create lifelong memories of the challenging yet rewarding journey, with Annapurna Base Camp serving as a testament to your accomplishment amidst the majestic Himalayan scenery.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a captivating and popular trekking adventure that takes you to the base of the majestic Annapurna massif in Nepal. This trek is renowned for its stunning mountain vistas, diverse landscapes, and cultural encounters, making it a favorite among trekkers from around the world.

The journey begins with a scenic drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, the starting point of the trek. From Nayapul, you'll trek through enchanting villages, terraced fields, rhododendron forests, and cascading waterfalls. The trail gradually ascends, allowing for proper acclimatization and offering mesmerizing views of the surrounding valleys and peaks.

The highlight of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is reaching the base camp itself. Located at an altitude of 4,130 meters (13,549 feet), Annapurna Base Camp is nestled in a natural amphitheater, surrounded by towering peaks, including Annapurna I (8,091 meters), Annapurna South (7,219 meters), and Machhapuchhre (6,993 meters). Standing at the base camp and being surrounded by these majestic giants is an awe-inspiring experience that creates lifelong memories.

Along the way, you'll pass through traditional Gurung and Magar villages, such as Chhomrong and Sinuwa, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture, interact with friendly villagers, and experience their warm hospitality. You'll have the opportunity to witness their unique traditions, visit ancient monasteries, and sample local cuisine, adding a cultural dimension to your trekking experience.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek follows a well-established trail with comfortable teahouse accommodations along the way. Teahouses provide basic but comfortable lodging and serve delicious meals, allowing you to rest and refuel after a day of trekking. The trail is well-maintained and signposted, making it accessible to trekkers of various fitness levels.

Experienced guides will accompany you throughout the trek, ensuring your safety, providing valuable insights into the local culture and environment, and taking care of all logistical arrangements. Their expertise will enhance your trekking experience and allow you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the Annapurna region.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderately challenging adventure suitable for trekkers with a good level of fitness. While it does involve several days of walking and ascending to high altitudes, the trek is achievable for most people with proper preparation and acclimatization.

By embarking on this remarkable journey, you'll witness the dramatic landscapes of the Annapurna region, experience the rich cultural heritage of the local communities, and be inspired by the grandeur of the Himalayas. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a must-do for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore one of the most iconic trekking destinations in the world.

Detailed Itinerary

1

Day 1:

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,400 m) and transfer to hotel. Overnight at a Hotel

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will warmly welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. Take some time to relax and recover from your journey. Later, there will be a briefing about your trek.

2

Day 2:

Drive to Pokhara (900 m) – 7 to 9 hours. Overnight at the Hotel in Lakeside Pokhara

Embark on a scenic drive to Pokhara in a comfortable tourist bus. Enjoy the picturesque landscapes, and once in Pokhara, explore the serene lakeside or simply unwind.

3

Day 3:

Drive to Nayapul (1,039 m) – 2 to 4 hours and Trek to Ulleri (2,020 m) – 4 to 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse

Drive to Nayapul and commence your trek to Ulleri, a charming village. The trail takes you through terraced fields, lush forests, and traditional settlements.

4

Day 4:

Trek to Ghorepani (2,840 m) from Ulleri – 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse

Hike to Ghorepani from Ulleri, witnessing breathtaking mountain views along the way. Ghorepani is a beautiful village nestled in the heart of the Annapurna region.

5

Day 5:

Early morning hike up to Poon Hill (3,210 m) & back and then, Trek to Tadapani (2,610 m) – 6 to 7 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse

Early morning ascent to Poon Hill for a mesmerizing sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Afterward, trek to Tadapani through enchanting rhododendron forests.

6

Day 6:

Trek to Chomrong (2,140 m) from Tadapani – 4 to 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse

Embark on a scenic trek to Chomrong, passing through picturesque landscapes and enjoying stunning views of the Annapurna and Machapuchare mountains.

7

Day 7:

Trek to Himalaya (2,950 m) from Chomrong – 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse

Continue your trek to Himalayas, trekking along the Modi Khola amidst lush bamboo and rhododendron forests.

8

Day 8:

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m) from Himalaya – 6 to 7 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse

Reach the spectacular Annapurna Base Camp, surrounded by towering peaks. Marvel at the breathtaking amphitheater of snow-clad mountains.

9

Day 9:

Trek to Bamboo (2,345 m) from Annapurna Base Camp – 6 to 7 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse

Descend from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo, retracing your steps through beautiful landscapes.

10

Day 10:

Trek to Jhinu (1,780 m) from Bamboo – 4 to 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse

Descend from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo, retracing your steps through beautiful landscapes.

11

Day 11:

Trek to Syauli Bazaar (1,170 m) from Jhinu– 3 to 4 hours & Drive back to Pokhara – 2 to 4 hours. Overnight at the hotel in Lakeside

Trek to Syauli Bazaar and then drive to Pokhara. Explore Pokhara or simply unwind by the lakeside.

12

Day 12:

Drive Back to Kathmandu (1,400 m) in a Tourist Bus – 7 to 9 hours. Overnight at a Hotel

Return to Kathmandu in a tourist bus. Reflect on your trek and enjoy the changing landscapes during the journey.

13

Day 13:

Transfer to the International Airport for your final departure

Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure. Bid farewell to Nepal with memories of a remarkable Annapurna Base Camp trek.

Costing Details
What is Included in Cost ?
  • Pickups and drop from the airport and hotels
  •  Accommodations in teahouse/lodge and three meals a day during the trek
  •  Experience trekking guide
  •  First Aid Kit
  • All the necessary paperwork and Annapurna Conservation Area permit entry permits
  • All government taxes during the trek
  • Farewell dinner
  • Trekking porter/ Sherpa to carry your bags during the trek, one porter shares between 2 trekkers
  • Transportation mentioned in the itinerary
What is Excluded in Cost ?
  • Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Tips for Porters/ tour guides
  •  All kinds of drinks during trips, hot showers in the tea house, and other extra services
  •  Personal trekking equipment
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu (USD 25 for 15 day visa)
  • Hot Shower and battery charging on the tea house.
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