Adventure Trek to Annapurna Base Camp Nepal
This magnificent mountain trek takes you on a two-week-long journey through the Annapurna conservation area and its surroundings before reaching the famed Annapurna Base Camp. Starting and ending in Kathmandu and visiting Pokhara, this is an amazing tour of some of the most beautiful sights of the Himalayas.
The Annapurna mountain, named after the Hindu goddess of food and plenty, stands over 8000 meters high and rests at the center of the Annapurna Conservation Area, the largest conservation area in Nepal and home to countless world-class mountain treks.
The trek to Annapurna base camp is a journey you won’t forget and you’ll get to see some of the worlds highest peaks along the way. Take the route from Pokhara via the village of Birethanthi. Follow the Burundhi Khola river upstream to the top av the Banthanthi and then through the forests of Ghorepani. See the sunrise at Poon Hill and continue through Chomrong on the stone staircases across the Chromrong Khola river. Stay and rest at the tea houses in Dovan and hike past the Covan caves. Finally, ascend to Annapurna base camp, surrounded by some of the world’s highest peaks. Soak in some of the world’s best views for a day, then descend through bamboo forests and Rhododendron jungles to Nayapul. Finish your adventure with a day in the historic town of Pokhara before flying back to Kathmandu.
Expect easy, medium-length walks or harder, shorter walks. Some experience is useful but not essential. Good health and reasonable fitness are important. There will be walks at higher altitudes and some longer, harder days. Generally, though, the underfoot conditions will be fair. A walking day is normally five to seven hours; daily ascents will likely be around 1,640ft to 2,625ft (500m to 800m), perhaps with the odd day around 2,955ft to 3,280ft (900m to 1,000m).
Fitness is vital with extended walking in mountainous terrain. You might also experience high altitudes, challenging climates, and remote locations. Trekking experience is desirable but not vital if you are confident in your physical condition. Walking days are usually between six and eight hours, although they may be longer for passes or peaks. Daily ascents can be around 2,955ft to 3,280ft (900m to 1,000m), perhaps with the odd day around 3,610ft to 3,940ft (1,100m to 1,200m).
Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Sherpa Expedition & Trekking staff will be there to greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and take you to your hotel, followed by a briefing covering information, do’s and don’ts of your trek. Your safety and comfort are paramount.
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (8,50m) Duration: 6-7 hours.
Our journey begins with a 6-7 hour drive toward the Pokhara Valley and its beautiful Phewa Tal (lake) and then checking in to your hotel close to Phewa Tal. There is plenty to see and do along Lakeside with its many shops, bars, and restaurants to choose from.
Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul & trek to Ulleri (1,900m) Duration: 6-7 hours.
Today we travel by private vehicle from Pokhara to Nayapul and then trek to Ulleri. The trail follows a steep path for 2 to 3 hours before leveling off. We pass through a forested area and will then have amazing views of Mt. Annapurna South and Mt..Hiunchuli.
Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,860m) Duration: 5-6 hours.
Leaving Ulleri (2070m) we then follow the trail to the Magar village of Banthanti from where we are blessed with magical views of Mt. Machapuchare (6997m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Annapurna South (7219m). After following the trail through a lush pink flowering rhododendron forest (8 distinct varieties) we cross a small bridge before reaching the village of Ghorepani where enormous peaks, such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Annapurna loom in the background. Rhododendrons are Nepal’s national emblem! This is a fantastic place to sit and take in the exquisite views of the rhododendron forests below after a demanding 6 to 7 hour trek.
Ghorepani to Poon Hill viewpoint (3,210m) & to Chuile (2,710m) Duration: 6-7 hours.
Poon Hill is justifiable well known for offering unheralded views of the Annapurna Ranges – especially at sunrise and sunset. An early start will see us reach the Poon Hill viewpoint where we can watch the changing colors reflecting off the mountains, such as Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7855m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna South (729m), Nilgiri (6940m), Tukuche (6920m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m) & Lamjung Himal (6931m). After sending your camera into overdrive we will return to a well deserved breakfast at Ghorepani, after which we head to Chuile.
Trek from Chuile to upper Sinuwa (2360m) Duration: 5-6 hours.
After breakfast, we will leave Chuile and head to Sinuwa following a narrow trail until we reach Upper Sinuwa where the views are much better than from Sinuwa itself. From this vantage point you have close-up and unobstructed views of. Mt. Machapuchare (fishtail – 6993m), and Hiunchuli (6441m).
Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali (3,200m) Duration: 5-6 hours.
Our trek today starts off heading downhill on stone steps to Sinuwa before going uphill to Deurali. The descending trail on the stone steps takes us through a bamboo forest passing streams and among flowering shrubs.
Trek from Deurali to ABC (4,120m) Duration: 5-6 hours.
Today’s trek takes us via Machapuchare Base Camp and then to the Sanctuary (ABC) along with a trail that is often covered in snow – depending on the season. We follow the trail that takes us by Hinku Cave and Deurali. From ABC you are blessed with mind-boggling views of Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Himchuli (6441m), and Machapuchare (6997m) n enormous mountain right before your eyes! ABC has several teahouses where we can stop for a break and take in the magnificent views. We will stay here tonight.
Trek from ABC to Bamboo (2,400m) Duration: 5-6 hours.
Leaving ABC we trek back through lush vegetation until we reach Bamboo Village where we stay for the night. Breakfast, lunch & dinner Included
Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (hot spring) (1760m) via Chomrong; Duration: 5-6 hours.
Leaving Bamboo in the morning we have a short climb to Sinuwa Village (2320m) and then on to Chomrong. After a short break at Chomrong we head uphill and then descend to Jhinu Danda. This is an excellent opportunity to relax your tired muscles in the hot spring just below the Modi River. We will stay here tonight. Breakfast, lunch & dinner Included
Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul & drive to Pokhara (8,20m) Duration: 6-7 hours.
This is our final day on the trail and after leaving Jhinu Danda we follow an easily traversed trail alongside the Modi Khola River for about 4 to 5 hours before reaching Birethanti Village. We then continue to Nayapul before driving back to Pokhara. Today’s trek and drive is about 6 to 7 hours.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu; Duration: 6-7 hours.
Today we head back on a 6 to 7 hour drive to Kathmandu with many fond memories of Nepal and its unique culture and geography. These memories will last a lifetime!
International departure from Kathmandu Airport.
Sherpa Expeditions & Trekking staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure from Nepal. We hope that this epic trek will be firmly ingrained in your memory and will be enough to prompt you to consider your next trek with us!
A trek to Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal is an unforgettable experience that offers stunning scenery, cultural immersion, adventure, wildlife, and personal growth. It is worth considering if you are up for the challenge.
- Your guide is a Sherpa with long experience in the local area. They know the ins and outs of this trek. They will keep you motivated during your trek and inspire you with stories of local traditions, how to live in Nepal and information about the trek. They keep an eye on all of our guests.
- The accommodation is carefully chosen to give you an intimate feel of Nepal.
- We have planned a 15-day travel plan to give you time to enjoy the trek.
The scenery is stunning! The trek to Annapurna Base Camp takes you through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. You will see snow-capped mountains, beautiful forests, and traditional Nepalese villages along the way. You will get an opportunity to learn about the local culture and customs. You will have the chance to interact with the local people and learn about their way of life. This challenging adventure requires physical fitness, determination, and mental toughness. It will test your limits and give you a sense of accomplishment when you reach your destination. But when you trek to Annapurna Base Camp it’s not just a physical challenge but also a mental one. It requires you to push past your limits, face your fears, and develop resilience. This can lead to personal growth and a greater sense of self-confidence. The Annapurna region is home to diverse wildlife, including Himalayan Thar, Musk Deer, and Snow Leopard. If you’re lucky, you may spot some rare animals on your trek.
What is the Annapurna region?
The Annapurna region is a popular trekking destination located in the Himalayas of Nepal. It is known for its stunning mountain views, diverse landscapes, and unique cultural experiences.
How difficult is the Annapurna trek?
The difficulty level of the Annapurna trek is considered moderate to challenging and requires a good level of fitness and some prior experience with high-altitude hiking.
How long does the Annapurna trek take?
The duration of the Annapurna trek can vary depending on the specific route and itinerary chosen. Most treks range from 7 to 21 days. This travel plan is 15 days. Please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the best time to trek in the Annapurna region?
The best time to trek in the Annapurna region is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally clear and dry. The views of the surrounding mountains are also at their best during these months.
What equipment do I need for the Annapurna trek?
You will need to bring appropriate hiking gear, including warm clothing, a sleeping bag, a down jacket, a headlamp, and sturdy hiking boots. It is also recommended to bring a hat, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a water bottle. You may also want to bring hiking poles and a camera to capture the stunning views.
What are the accommodation options during the Annapurna trek?
Various accommodation options are available during the Annapurna trek, including teahouses, lodges, and camping sites. Teahouses are small guesthouses that offer basic amenities, while lodges provide more comfortable accommodations with attached bathrooms. Please get in touch with us at email@example.com if you want to discuss accommodation options for your Annapurna trek in Nepal.
What are the highlights of the Annapurna trek?
The highlights of the Annapurna trek include stunning mountain views, diverse landscapes, unique cultural experiences, and the opportunity to explore local villages and markets. Some of the most popular attractions include the Annapurna Base Camp, Poon Hill, and the Thorong La Pass.
Included in the price:
- Airport pick up and drop off by private vechile
- Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu Transportation by Tourist Bus.
- Two night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
- Two night hotel accommodation in pokhara with breakfast.
- Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara transportation By private car/Jeep
- Best Possible Teahouse, lodge accommodation (Generally twin Sharing room)- 6 Nights
- All Standard Meals (breakfast,Lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Government License holder English Speaking Sherpa Expedition and Trekking’s experienced and qualified trek leader,(8 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage. (2 trekkers:1 porter “10 kg per trekker max limit”)
- Coverage of Guides and Porters, Their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight and other necessary equipment.
- Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
- Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, To be returned after trip completed).
- Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Fee.
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
- Snacks (cookies) and Seasonal fresh fruits every day
- All government, Local taxes and official Expenses
- Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance)
- Sherpa Expedition and Trekking’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
- Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek
Excluded from the price:
- International flight airfare
- Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days – $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
- Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per Person)
- All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after we start our journey
- Lunch and Dinner in pokhara.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
- Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters etc
- Personal clothing and gear
- Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
- Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture)
- Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
- All the costs and expenses which are not listed in “cost includes” will be counted as Excludes
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