Annapurna Base Camp Trek -12 Days

Price

USD 1050

Trip Duration

12 days

Trip Grade

Moderate

Highest Altitude

4170meters

Accommodation

Tea Houses, Lodges

Transportation

By Public Bus or Private Vehicle

Group Size

2-15

Best Season

Sep to Dec and March to May

Annapurna Base Camp Trek -12 Days Brief Insight

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a simple and attention-grabbing trek close to the wonderful lake city of Pokhara. It’s located in north-central Nepal which has 8,091 m Annapurna I. This also includes 13 further peaks over 7,000 m, and sixteen furthermore 6,000 m.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek conjointly referred to as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek takes you to the Annapurna conservation space. This sanctuary is home to numerous distinctive floras and faunas found in this region. As you walk alongside the forests, you’ll be able to encounter some rare species of birds and animals.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek starts from the foothills of Annapurna and passes several villages and settlements. Trekkers will be able to see the settlements of Nayapul, Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chomorong, Dovan, Deurali, etc.

Therefore, this trek offers a chance to interact with locals. Trekkers will be able to conjointly get an opportunity to urge some native activities of individuals, their culture, tradition, and lifestyle. Thus, explore the hostility between the Gurung, Tamang, Sherpas, and Ghale community and their own distinctive lifestyle. The sunrise and sunset read from Poon Hill are the most fascinating part of this journey. Furthermore, trekkers might introduce yachting, paragliding, extremist flight, zip flyer, etc. in this.

Annapurna could be a Sanskrit name that virtually Anna suggests “food” or “grains” and “purna” suggests “full, complete and perfect”. “Fulfilled of food”, however, is often translated as the god of the Harvests. while not her there’s starvation, a universal worry therefore, Annapurna could be a universal god. Individuals believe that the god Annapurna was accustomed to living during this varied range as a mythological amount.

Detailed Itinerary

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (830 m.)

After an early breakfast, we take a tourist bus (probably a 6-7-hour journey) to Pokhara. On our way, we can see the

picturesque Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers along the green, rocky
mountains, rivers connecting each other, and small springs. Pokhara is a beautiful valley known for several lakes – including Phewa and Begnas, and it sits on the laps of Annapurna (8,091m), Machapuchare (6,993m), Dhaulagiri (8,169m), Manaslu (8,156m), and Lamjung Himal (6,983).

Drive from Pokhara (830 m.) to Biretanti then trek to Ulleri

After breakfast on the banks of Phewa Lake, we take a short drive through the beautiful landscapes and head to Birethanti. The road is quite gentle and passes through Nayapul. The hike starts from Birethanti and ends at Ulleri (2073 meters). You will be hiking for about 5-6 hours.

Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2675 m.)

Trek will be exciting as the trail slowly ascends. From the path, you can savor the views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Hiunchuli snow peaks. As we walk through the rhododendron forest, we can see several wild animals, refreshing springs, and rivers. The path then leads us to Ghorepani, which is a spectacular settlement that lies on a ridgeline. The views of the Himalayas from this village are breathtaking allowing heavenly sights of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV, V, Tukuche, Dhampus, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Barah Sikhar, Machhapuchhre (commonly known as Fishtail).

Early morning hike up to Poon Hill (3232 m.) and trek to Tadapani

Early in the morning, before sunrise, we ascend Poon Hill just in time to view the sunrise on the Himalayas. From Poon Hill, you can see dawn breaking at more than 32 Annapurna ranges along with Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Machhapuchre mountains.

Poon Hill is a famous spot for photography, so we will make the most of our visit to Poon Hill by clicking pictures to our hearts. After spending time on Poon Hill, we descend to our lodge, have our breakfast, and start the trek to Tadapni (2,630m / 8,630ft). But to reach Tadapani, we will be passing through Deurali (2960m) and Banthanti.

Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong(2140 meters)

We wake up early in the morning at Tadapani, have our breakfast, and continue our journey to Chomrong (2,165m / 7,105ft). At first, we pass the Kimron River before reaching Chomrong. From the way, you will be able to see mind-blowing views of Annapurna South and Fishtail. Chomrong village lies on the lap of the mighty Annapurna massif and is a popular overnight spot for those ascending to Annapurna Base Camp.

Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (2600m)

Elevation gain is quite a bit more than on other days, so you must approach the journey smoothly. You will hike down 2500 stone steps and cross the Chhomrong River through a suspension bridge. After that, ascend through a rocky trekking route that leads to Sinuwa village and continue the hike through the dense forests towards Kuldahar (2540m). From Kuldahar,

you will descend to bamboo and take on a gradual ascend from there to Dovan.

Trek from Dovan (2,600m / 8528ft)) to Deurali (3,200m / 10500ft)

Saying bye to Dovan, you will follow a serene, emerald-green forest of bamboo and rhododendron route towards Deurali. The trekking course is dotted with prayer flags giving a vibrant flair to the surroundings. Before continuing your walk, take a moment to appreciate the unique ambiance. The forest quickly fades away, leaving a barren landscape strewn with boulders and scree in its place.

When you walk by the Himalayan Hotel, you’ll know you’re getting closer to your destination. Continue climbing past this landmark to Hinku Cave, which was once used as a shelter and overnight stop for historical Annapurna expeditions. Your trek for today concludes at Deurali.

Trek from Deurali (3,200m / 10500ft) to ABC (4,130m / 13,550ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp

From the Himalayas, we will follow a route through the narrow gorge along the Modi Khola Glacier Valley, past more forests. We will also be passing a large overhanging rock known as Hinku Cave and the lodges of Deurali before making it to the entryway of the Annapurna Sanctuary, which ultimately takes us to ABC.

Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,300m)

After leaving our footprints on ABC, it is time to climb down. We will take a path that takes us out of the Annapurna Sanctuary and out of the Modi River Valley. Eventually, we will make it to our serene stopover point called Bamboo (2,350m / 7,700 ft) – our destination for the day.

Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1780m.)

After a long journey from ABC to Bamboo last day, we continue our way towards Jhinu Danda. First, we take a path that takes us down to Kimrong Khola and then ascends through the serene rhododendron, bamboo, and oak forests, eventually reaching Jhinu Danda.

Trek from Jhinu Danda (1,780m / 6,393ft) to Siwa/Ghandruk Phedi (1,150m / 3,770ft) and drive to Pokhara (820m) via Nayapul

We have reached our final day on the trekking trails. After leaving Jhinu Danda, we follow the plain dust road along the right of Modi Khola. This part of the trek forms the most relaxing walk of the entire trip. After trekking for about three hours, we will reach Siwa/Ghandruk Phedi, where we will bid goodbye to the trails and drive through the picturesque countryside to

Pokhara. We will be spending the night at Pokhara.

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Early in the morning, we leave Pokhara and head to Kathmandu on a tourist bus. The 200 km route first follows the Marsyangdi River and then the Trishuli river providing great views of the natural scenery and terraced farmlands. The bus makes one last climb, and we finally arrive at Kathmandu – the exact place where the journey began. Your trip concludes, and we hope that your journey was pleasurable and rewarded you with
lifelong memories.

What is included in Annapurna Base Camp Trek -12 Days

  • Trekkers information management system. (Tims Card)
  • Standard 2-day accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on BB plan. (Bed and Breakfast).
  • You’re Meal During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • All Trekking Permit (ACAP) and Local Permit.
  • Accommodation in Trekking: All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly, and English-speaking Trekking Guide. His well-paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance, etc.
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 people). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation.
  • After the successful trip, Provide an Adventure Certificate.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.
  • One route map

What is Excluded

  • Meals and Extra Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • All Hot and Cold drinks
  • Single Trekker & Solo Trekker (Porters Extra Charge)
  • Special Table Menu/Bakery Cafe
  • The additional size of Pots Hot Drinks
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower
  • On the trekking Wi-Fi
  • Personal expenses of any type
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter

Trip Map

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