Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

15 Days Annapurna Region Moderate Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek, also known as ABC trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. It is quite easy and short treks among other high altitude trek in Nepal.

And the trek takes you through the magical Pokhara Valley, rice fields and Traditional Gurung Villages, Rhododendron Forests lush bamboo groves, terraced hillsides right up to the pristine high mountains.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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Trip Facts

  • Activities

    Trekking

  • Trip Grade

    Moderate

  • Starting Price

    €1250/Person

  • Accommodation

    Tea house/Lodge

  • Max. Altitude

    4150meters

  • Best Season

    Sep-Dec, Mars-May

  • Active Hours

    6hours

  • Group Size

    04-15

Highlights & Attractions

  • Glimpses of Rural Nepalese lifetsyle and wander around Gurung Ghandruk,Chomrung villages
  • Sunrise views of Annapurna ranges - including Dhaulagiri I (8,167m / 26,795ft) , Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545m), Nilgiri (7,061m / 23,166ft) from the Poon Hill viewpoint
  • Panoramic view of Annapurna South (7219m), Fang (7647m), Annapurna III ( 7548m), Gangapurna (7455m) and Machhapuchhare (6997m).
  • Overnight in the shadow of Annapurna at Base Camp(4,130m)
  • Amazing views of Hiunchuli, Annapurna South Annapurna I, Khangsar, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare
  • Sunrise view from Poon Hill (3200m), Gorepani
  • Experience hiking through forests ablaze with red rhododendrons in the spring.
  • Enjoy the relaxing hot water pool at Jhinu Danda.
  • Tourist hub Pokhara
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Trip Itinerary

Departure from the different cities

Arrival at Kathmandu airport (usually in the afternoon) already marks our entry into another world... Customs formalities, baggage collection and welcome by our local French-speaking guide. Crossing the city to the hotel already offers a first discovery of the bustling and colorful capital of Nepal. Buses, trucks, bicycles and sacred cows crisscross in a friendly chaos... Depending on the arrival time, visit the surrounding area or simply settle in and rest at the hotel before your dinner at the hotel.
In case of early arrival in Kathmandu, lunch will be included in the program.

 

Free time 

We take private bus to go to the second Nepalese city, located on the banks of Lake Phewa. The second famous touristique city. From where we can see the Machhapuchhare (6997m), Annapurna III (7555m) and Annapurna IV (7525m) are reflected at Phewa lake. We take direct bus up to Birethanti where we pass our night. The first day of the tre with discovering lots of things on the way.

 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Herbegement : in lodge
Regular Bus, between 7h to 8h

The first day of walk. We Start the trek along the Bhurung Khola. We pass by Hele and Tikedhunga where we can see lots of cultivation of rice.
After passing through such few villages we arrive at Ulleri (1960m) where we spend the night. Nice village on the top from where we can see the views that we passed. The village with some lodges and local houses.

 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Walking time: 4h30
Accommodation : in lodge
Height difference:+1100m/-150m

It's very beautiful day to walk with long and steep climb by stone stairs through the some villages and forest of rhododendron (the national flower of Nepal). We cross lots of tourists on the way as it's very famous and easy trekking route. We can do lots of trek aroud Gorepani (2860m) where we pass our night. In spring, the rhododendrons (sometimes 15m high) are in flower. Around Gorepani there are some famous newly opened route. Gorepani is like a small villages with lodges only. They shettled one village for toursit as there is Poon Hill (3200m), from where we can see sunrise early in the morning.

 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Walking time: 4h to 4h30
Accommodation : in lodge
Height difference:+1050m/-120m

The specail day of this trek. The first summit of more than 3000m height. We climb at early in the morning to Poon Hill (3210m) which is know as view tower point. We appreciate the panorama on a clear day from the summit: Dhaulagiri (8167m) and it's range, The entire range of Annapurnas, one of the most beautiful mountain Machhapuchre. Return back to Ghorepani to have breakfast, then walk through the rhododendron forest to Tadapani (2630m) which is souranded by forest. Nice view point of Annapurna south(7219m) and Hiunchuli (6,441 m).

 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Walking time: 6h
Accommodation : in lodge
Height difference:+860m/-1045m

We start to take the steep down through the forest of rhododendron. We can see some cultivation, cross the river and start to climb up to join the village Chomrong where we pass our night. It's Gurung village which is know as the gateway of Annapurna base camp trek. We follow the side of the mountain at the foot of Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m).
The beautiful view of Machhapuchhare (6697m) which know as fishtail.

 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Walking time: 4h30 to 5h
Accommodation : in lodge
Height difference:+550m/-1150m

We pass steep long steep down by stone stairs After 40 minutes of steep down, we cross the bridge and start to climb up to Sinuwa danda. After this village, we leave a growing area to enter a very beautiful tropical forest. We follow the valley, above the Modi Khola towards the Annapurna base camp and, after a descent to Bamboo (2310m and lunch over there. We walk in the bamboo forest up to Dobhan (2600m).

 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Walking time: 4h30 to 5h
Accommodation : in lodge
Height difference:+950m/-650m

We continue to climb vers Himalaya along the rivers in the forest where are some lodges. The forest gives way to bushes and tall grass. After we start to climb up to Hinku Cave (3100m), from where we can see Deurali (3174m), lunch break at Deurali. After lunch break, we cross the river and walk along the path way of river and reach to Machhapuchhare Base camp. We sleep at MBC.

 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Walking time: 5h to 5h30
Accommodation : in lodge
Height difference:+1350m/-150m

We are going to attack 4000m. It's another special day of this trek. We walk along a moraine to reach the heart of the Sanctuary at early in the morning to see the Annapurna base camp (4130m), at the foot of the gigantic south face of Annapurna I (8091m). The base camp is surrounded by around ten peaks over 7000m. Possible to see the sunrise at Annapurna top. We take breakfast at ABC. And after one hour of visit at BC, we return back to Machhapuchhare Base Camp. After we continue walking towards Dobhan (2600m). We take the same way to return back up to Chomrong village.

 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Walking time: 7h to 7h30
Accommodation : in lodge
Height difference from MBC - ABC- MBC
+500m
-500m

MBC - Dobhan
+175m
-1400m

We continue to follow the way that we climbed to ABC by crossing Bamboo, Sinuwa Danda. We climbed up the steep stones stairs of Chomrong village from the river and we take steep down stairs of stone towards the village of Jinuwa Danda which is famous for its hot springs. By crossing these villages we will have the chance to discover Nepalese culture mainly of Gurung communities.

 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Walking time: 6h to 6h30
Accommodation : in lodge
Height difference:+400m/-1250m

We walk toward Birenthanti from where we had started the trek. We enjoy the beautiful landscape of the western hills of Nepal. Our trek will end at Birethanti. We do the circuit trek of Annapurna Base camp trek. We take our vehicle for Pokhara, the country's second city, located on the banks of Lake Phewa and at the foot of the Annapurna massif.

 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Walking time: 6h to 6h30
Accommodation : in lodge
Height difference;+150m/-800m

Private vehicle, between 1h30 and 2h

We take flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel and end of the day at free time to rest and visit Kathmandu.

 

Breakfast included.
Accommodation : in hotel

Return back to destination.


Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Arrival at destination.

(End off the trip)

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Cost Includes

  • Accommodation in the mountains (dinner, breakfast and lunch)
  • 2 nights city accommodation (Kathmandu) with breakfast.
  • All transportation, including airport pickup and drop-off.
  • Trekking permits of the national park and trekking region
  • French-speaking guide, assistants guides (1 assis. for 4 guests), Porters (1 porter for 2 customers)
  • First aid medical kit (Your guide will carry the medical kit but we also advise you to bring it for your own use)
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Nepalese team insurance
  • Welcome & Farewell dinner

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa at immigration at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) (approximately 50 USD) per person per month
  • Location of trekking equipment such as sleeping bags, down jackets, trekking poles, etc.
  • Shower, wifi, cell phone pill charging and device
  • Unexpected costs due to health, flight cancellation, weather conditions, etc.
  • All kinds of drinks and snacks.
  • insurance
  • Tips for the guide and porter after the trek.
  • International flight

What is Annapurna Base Camp famous for?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC) is one of the most popular trekking experiences in Nepal. It is an amazing walk through a diverse landscape and culture, complete with stunning mountain vistas, terraced fields, quaint Gurung villages, and a wide variety of flora and fauna.

What are the special features of Annapurna trekking?

Trekking in Annapurna region is always special as it is a unique place in the world as it contains world's largest rhododendron forest in Ghorepani, beautiful Tilicho lake which is the world's highest altitude fresh water lake also located in Manang – north of Annapurna massif.

Which is the best time to trek Annapurna Base Camp?

The best seasons to trek to Annapurna Base Camp are Spring (March, April, May, June) and Autumn (end of September, October, November). During Spring, you can enjoy clear skies, comfortable temperatures, and blooming rhododendrons.

Why is it called Annapurna?

The mountain is named after Annapurna, the Hindu goddess of food and nourishment, who is said to reside there. The name Annapurna is derived from the Sanskrit-language words purna ("filled") and anna ("food"), and can be translated as "everlasting food".

What should I wear to Annapurna Base Camp?

We highly recommend dressing in layer-by-layer. Woollen or other thermal underwear, with a T-shirt (not cotton) or shirt on top. A fleece or woolen sweater as the warm layer and then a windproof shell jacket on the outside. On arrival in Kathmandu you will get a large equipment bag in good quality.

How many km is Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Around 110km/68 Miles

Which peaks are visible from Annapurna Base Camp?

Of course, this is an incredible spot. From here, we can see Hiunchuli (6,441m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Gandharva Chuli (6,248m) and Gangapurna (7,545m). After spending the night in base camp, we rise early to watch the sun rise.

 

Is Annapurna Base Camp difficulty?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is considered a moderately challenging trek. There are some main factors that one needs to consider while determining the difficulty level of this trek. Let's have a look.

Is Annapurna Base Camp trek crowded?

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is known for its popularity and attracts a large number of trekkers, particularly during peak seasons. The trails and tea houses along the route can be crowded, especially in popular sections.

What animals live in Annapurna Base Camp?

Annapurna Conservation Area is a habitat to about 101 species of mammals including endangered species like snow leopard, musk deer, Tibetan argali, and Tibetan wolf. This is the only area where all 6 Himalayan Pheasants of Nepal are found.

Which is the highest point of Annapurna Base Camp trek?

You do not actually enter into Annapurna Base Camp when you are on the Circuit trek. Also, you reach an altitude of 5,420m/ 17,782 feet on the Circuit trek, and on the Base Camp trek, the highest point reached is at 4,131m/ 13,553 feet.