Annapurna Base Camp Trek- One of the famous and most visited trekking route of Nepal. A trek to Annapurna base camp, 10th highest mountains in the world, is popular for its natural and cultural wonders.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek- One of the famous and most visited trekking route of Nepal. A trek to Annapurna base camp, 10th highest mountains in the world, is popular for its natural and cultural wonders. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m.), Mt. Annapurna II (7,939m.), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555m.), Mt. Annapurna IV (7,525m.), Mt. Machhapuchre (6,993m.) Mt. Hiuchuli (6,441m.), Mt. Lamjung (6,986m.) are the major mountains one encounter with during ABC Trek.
Except the high Himalayas and the local culture, the rare flora and faunas of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) is the reason behind popularity of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. Ghorepani Poonhill- second most popular sunrise view point after Kalapathar and the Natural Hot Spring are the most tourist loved places of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking route.
As trekking in Nepal is seasonal activity, the best time for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking are pre-monsoon (March-June) and post-monsoon (Sept-Nov).
As you arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, a Hike Manaslu representative will be there for your warm welcome and will escort to your hotel. In evening you will having a welcome dinner with our staff in one of the typical Nepali restaurant at Thamel. Overnight at Hotel.
A full day sightseeing is dedicated to explore some of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Sites in Kathmandu Valley. Exploration of Soyambhunath- The Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square are the places sightseeing offers.
Set off towards Pokhara by tourist bus. Take a scenic drive through Trishuli river bank and reach Pokhara. In free time walk around the streets or take rest in hotel.
From Pokhara with 1.5 hours drive a chartered vehicle will drop to Nayapul. After then start trekking and follow an ascending trail to reach Tikhedhunga for overnight.
Comparatively long but not hard trekking day through dense rhododendron forest (National Flower of Nepal) leads towards Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a Gurung settlement offers the superb mountains views.
Early morning hike to Poon Hill for sunrise view in Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Enjoy the magnificent views. After then come back to hotel, take breakfast and start trekking to Tadapani.
From Tadapani the trail first ascends through rhododendron forest then descend to reach Chhomorong. Chhomorong is a beautiful Gurung settlement offers Annapurna South, Fishtail and Himchuli mountains view.
As the trekking goes ahead, the trail descend to Chhomorong Khola and then goes through dense rhododendron forest. With passing some seasonal settlement of Sinuwa and crossing Bamboo and Kaligandaki Gorge reach Himalaya for overnight.
Follow a steep up trail from Himalaya to Machhapuchre Base Camp through Hinku Cave. Machhapuchre Base Camp offers superb views of Annapurna II (7,555m.), Himchuli and Machhapuchre (Fishtail) itself.
From Machhapuchre Base Camp, follow ascend up trail to reach Annapurna Base Camp. The magnificent views of Machhpuchre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Himchuli and neighboring mountains are ticks of Annapurna Base Camp.
Early morningenjoy stunning sunrise view in mountains. After then follow a descend trail and trek to Bamboo for overnight.
The trail follows the same route back to Chhomorong. From Chhomorong take descend trail and trek to Jhinu Danda. Jhinu Danda is natural hot spring place. Take a dip and refresh your tried lungs.
With two hours get back to Nayapul where private vehicle for Pokhara awaits you. With 1.5 hours drive get back to Pokhara city. In free time, enjoy exploring beautiful city.
Travel back to Kathmandu by a scenic drive or take a spectacular flight. Do some last minutes shopping in Thamel. In evening join farewell dinner with Hike Manaslu staffs.
A Hike Manaslu representative will accompany you to Tribhuvan International Airport to catch returning flight. Hope to see you again in Nepal. Namaste.
The Trip Cost Includes
- Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
- Transportation to and from!!
- Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
- Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
- Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
- First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
- All the required permits and paperwork
The Trip Cost Excludes
- International Airfare
- Visa Charges
- Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
- Your travel and medical insurance
- Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
- Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
- Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
- Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.
Frequently asked Questions
Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.
On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.
The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.
Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.
No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.
Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.
Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.
It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.
For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.