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Next, to the Everest Base Camp Trek, there is an equally beautiful trek in Nepal known to mountain lovers as the ABC trek in Nepal. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek, many have heard about it and others have dreamed about it! The Annapurna Himalayas in Nepal offer entirely different views then Everest but equals in its beauty! During the ABC Trek travelers get in contact with the ethnic Gurung people and their traditions of old. Beautiful views await every nature enthusiast that wishes to explore the Annapurna Region in Nepal.

Trip Highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

  • Views of Mt. Annapurna, South Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli and many more.
  • Traditional villages
  • Beautiful rivers and Rhododendron Forests
  • Ghorepani Poon Hill
  • The hot springs at Jhinu Danda
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara city

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek of 14 days. It is possible to make it longer or shorter by the Peregrine team according to your wishes. The absolute best season for this Annapurna Base Camp Trekking will have to be between September and November and from March to April. Filled with various fauna and flora, lush forests, life-giving rivers and traditional mountain villages the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is it for every outdoor lover! Trekkers during this trek in the Annapurna Mountains can also enjoy the views of some of the world’s highest peaks and mountains. Highest will be the mighty Mt. Annapurna I at 8,091m followed by Mt Annapurna II at 7,939m and others like Mt. Hiachuli, Mt Annapurna III, IV and of course the iconic Fishtail Mountain also known as Mt. Machhapuchhre.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route

The Annapurna Base Camp trekking originates from Nayapul to many foreigners known as New Bridge. Before reaching this starting point a journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes place with beautiful sceneries. Our goal is ultimately the Base Camp of Annapurna. Along with our journey, various hotspots will come in our path such as photographer’s paradise Poon Hill. From where we will enjoy one of the most magical sunrises in the world!

The Trek takes us to lush jungles, crossing various streams and rivers. But also green valleys and villages filled with hospitality and good Nepali culture. A lot of the people living in this area belong to the ethnical group called Gurung. Ghandruk, Ghorepani, and Chomrong are filed with these people practicing ancient old traditions. They still thrive on their ancestor’s methods of farming, handcraft, and way of life. During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, our Peregrine Treks & Expedition guide will help you interact and explain about their culture as we trek through the regions.

Truly a must do if you wish to explore culture and highlands. The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking shows you it all and more. Enjoy the ABC trek in Nepal that promises you some of Nepal’s best places to visit!

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Day 02 Kathmandu to Pokhara driving by AC Tourist bus
Day 03 Pokhara drive to Nayapul trek to Hile
Day 04 Trek to Ghorepani
Day 05 Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tandapani
Day 06 Tandapani to Chomrung
Day 07 Chomrong to Dobhan
Day 08 Dobhan to Deurali
Day 09 Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 m)
Day 10 Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo
Day 11 Dobhan to Jhinu Danda
Day 12 Jhinu Danda to Nayapul, Drive to Pokhara
Day 13 Drive Back to Kathmandu
Day 14 Final departure to your country


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Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary & Other Details

Day 01

Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

  • Arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel by our representative
  • Hotel rest / explore the streets of Thamel
  • Trek preparation
  • Overnight stay at your hotel in Kathmandu

Day 02

Kathmandu to Pokhara driving by bus

  • Hotel breakfast and checkout
  • Departure to Pokhara by AC tourist bus
  • Lunch break near the riverside
  • Scenic drive along the Trishuli river
  • Arrival and check in Pokhara Lakeside
  • Evening walk along Phewa Lake
  • Overnight stay in Pokhara

Day 03

Pokhara to Nayapul to Hile trek

  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • Trekking equipment check
  • Drive about one hour to Nayapul
  • Start the trek to Birethanti
  • ACAP permit and TIMS check post
  • About 3 hours trek towards Hile
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Hile

* Optional to trek further for about 20 min. to Tikhedunga

Day 04

Trek to Ghorepani

  • Early breakfast and departure
  • Cross the suspension bridge
  • Climb the legendary 3250 stone steps to Ulleri village
  • Gradual climb to Banthanti
  • Final push through beautiful rhododendron forest to Ghorepani
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Ghorepani

Day 05

Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tandapani

  • Early wake up (about 4 to 4.30 am)
  • Hike up to Poon Hill for about 1 hour
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of the Poon Hill view point combined with an epic sunrise!
  • Head back down to Ghorepani for breakfast and departure
  • Hike through rhododendron forest until Deurali
  • Descend towards Banthanti
  • Downwards hike followed by a climb of 2 hours until reaching Tandapani
  • Enjoy the views of the Annapurna South, Himchuli and the majestic Machhapuchhre
  • Overnight stay at Tandapani

Day 06

Tandapani to Chomrung

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Downhill trek until reaching a large suspension bridge
  • After crossing the bridge a climb of about 1 hour will take us to Gurung
  • Uphill trek for about an hour
  • After the climb an easy trail brings us to Chomrung
  • Overnight stay at Chomrong village

Traveler’s note: plastic water bottles are prohibited from here

Day 07

Choomrong to Dobhan

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Descending the 2500 stone stairs leads us to the Chomrong Khola (River)
  • After crossing the river we hike up about an hour to Sinwa
  • From Sinwa we enter the magical bamboo, rhododendron, fern and oak forest trail that leads to Bamboo
  • Continue through the forest until reaching Dobhan
  • Overnight stay at Dobhan village

Day 08

Dobhan To Deurali

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Slightly uphill trek along the cool forest until reaching the Himalaya hotel
  • Heading further up we get to see the famous Hinku Cave
  • Short push until reaching Deurali
  • Overnight stay at Deurali village

Day 09

Deurali to Machapuchhre Base Camp (3700 m)

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Climb up to the top of Deurali
  • Enjoy the amazing views from above
  • Further climb through forest trails until reaching MBC
  • Overnight stay at the lower altitudes to avoid altitude sickness at MBC

Traveler’s note: the next morning we head out early so prepare your camera!

Day 10

Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo

  • Early wake up (4am)
  • Prepare for our climb to ABC (don’t forget flashlights and camera)
  • Steep climb for about 1 hour
  • Gently upwards climb until reaching the Base Camp
  • Enjoy the views and reaching our target destination of this trek!
  • Mountain panoramas of the Annapurna South, Himchuli and the Annapurna massif (8091m) the 10th highest mountain in the world together with the sunrise will give you memories for a life time
  • Head back down to MBC for breakfast and departure
  • Following the same trail back past Dobhan to Bamboo
  • Overnight stay at Bamboo village

Day 11

Dobhan to Jhinu Danda

  • Breakfast and departure
  • A gently climb followed by a straight path leads us to upper Sinwa
  • Descend down to the Chomrong Khola
  • Following the familiar trail back up to Chomrong
  • From here we head straight to Jhinu Danda
  • Overnight stay at Jhinu Danda

Traveler’s note: Jhinu Danda has access to natural healing hot springs a nominal fee for a ticket is charged so bring some rupees before heading down there, a cultural program can also be organized with the trekking crew and the locals to celebrate your achievement of reaching ABC! Please inform to your guide.

 

Day 12

Jhinu Danda To Nayapool, Drive To Pokhara

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Our last day of trekking will bring us on an easy going trail to Nayapul (New Bridge)
  • It will take about 5 hours to reach Nayapul
  • From Nayapul after our ACAP check we take a taxi or local bus back to Pokhara
  • After reaching the hotel in Pokhara we get the rest of the day free
  • Overnight stay in Pokhara city

Day 13

Drive Back to Kathmandu

  • Hotel breakfast and checkout
  • Depart from the tourist bus park back to Kathmandu
  • Transfer to the hotel for check in and farewell to the Peregrine guide and porter(s)
  • Rest of the day free for souvenir shopping or leisure
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu city

Traveler’s note: it is common to tip staff for providing a good service during your trek

Day 14

Final departure to your country

  • Hotel breakfast and checkout
  • Transfer to the International airport 3 hours before your departing time

Traveler’s note: for late flights you have the option to go sightseeing with our guide around the Kathmandu valley, please inquire us during your booking

Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Accommodation in three-star hotel,3 Nights in Kathmandu and one night in Pokhara
  • Room in best available lodge and all meal (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)during trekking
  • All ground transportation in private vehicle as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu Flight ticket
  • Full day Kathmandu Valley and half day Pokhara Valley guided sightseeing in private vehicle
  • All entrance fees during sightseeing and trekking
  • An experienced English or other Language speaking guide and one assistance guide for more than 5 trekkers
  • One porter for two trekkers
  • Trekking crew member salary, insurance, accommodation and food, and airfares if necessary
  • On hire Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, achievement certificate and trekking map are free services from company.
  • All necessary Permit and TIMS
  • First Aid Medical kit or necessary normal medicine
  • Seasonal fruits during trek
  • Farewell dinner
  • All applicable government and local taxes

Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee and international air fare
  • Hotel accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of an of early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal, early return from mountain because of any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, soft or hard beverages, recharge the battery, bottled/boiled water, extra porters, hot shower, pot of tea etc.) during trekking
  • Tips and gratuities for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Accommodations

 

 

We will provide three-star category hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara. In Kathmandu, we will provide Samsara Resort or similar hotel and in Pokhara Kuti Resort or similar hotels based on the availability. During the trek, you will accommodate in best available lodges on twin sharing basis. Single rooms are also available in Kathmandu and Pokhara upon extra payment. If you want to stay in the single room, you need to pay an additional USD 200 in the total package price. In Annapurna Base Camp Trek area we will try our best to provide single room but this is no guarantee because of the limited number of the guesthouses in the trekking region.

Meals

 

 

At this time of this Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we will provide only buffet breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara because you can get a wide variety of meals as per your choice. During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we will provide three times meals as per the availability. You might have a limited number of variations to choose your meals. Generally, Nepalese, Tibetan, Continental, Indian and Italian cuisine is available in the trekking area. Welcome or Farewell dinner is also included in this cost.

 

Natural Experience

 

 

This Annapurna Base Camp Trekking trail is equally filled with the natural experiences. From the third day, you can experience the real Nepalese Experience that might be beyond your imagination. Rhododendron Forest, land field terrace, immense view of Mount Fishtail, Mount Annapurna Range, Mount Dhaulagiri and many small peaks, spectacular view of the sunrise from Poon Hill is the major natural beauties of this trekking. Those things make your holiday lifetime memorable.

 

Hot springs

 

 

During this trek, you can experience the Hot Spring too in the Jhinu Danda. Spiritually you can clean yourself by bathing at that hot spring and Local people believes that this hot water has a healing quality which relieves away your skin problem, aches, and pains.

Getting there and away

 

 

Like most of the trekking in the Annapurna Region, this Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts and ends in the beautiful city Pokhara, where you can reach by 8 hours drive or half an hour flight from Kathmandu. Pokhara lies 200 KM far from Kathmandu in the western part of Nepal. You can get a tourist bus in the early morning and local buses depart from Kathmandu in every one-hour.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

 

 

Normally, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is two weeks trek from Kathmandu. As per your time schedule, we will customize this trek. If you have limited time, you can go directly Annapurna Base Camp from Nayapul via Nayapul – Jhinu – Chomring – MBC. If you are flexible in time, Nayapul – Ghorepani – Tadapani to Annapurna Base Camp is the perfect because of the altitude and Poon Hill – Asia’s best viewpoint to observe the Himalaya. Peregrine Treks’ shortest itinerary for this trek is 7 days by taking flight from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu.

How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

 

 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the moderate trek in terms of difficulty level. You do not need an advance physical fitness level and previous hiking experience for this trek. This trek is suitable for children and senior citizens too so every people can take pleasure by this trek. The highest elevation of this trek is just 4130 meters and trekking trail is relatively good. If you have a special weakness, please let us know we will make a special trekking itinerary for you.

When to trek?

 

 

Autumn (Mid September to Mid November) and spring (March to May) are the best time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. But you can trek in winter and monsoon too. If you want to trek in winter, you have plenty of opportunities to play with snow and in monsoon; you can see the greenery during this trek. The trekking trail is not crowded in the winter and monsoon. We will operate this ABC trek during the year.

Packing List

 

 

The packing list depends on the trekking season. So, please let us know during the booking time, we will send the packing list to you. For this Annapurna Base Camp trek, no technical trekking equipment is required, three-season plus the sleeping bag is okay for you.

How much ABC trek does it cost?

 

 

ABC Trek cost highly depends on the group size, required service, and tour plan (standard or deluxe). We have set up USD 1050 for a single trekker. If you are more than two in one group, the price will be relatively low. The cost will increase by taking flight from and to Pokhara but this saves your time. We are ready to customize this Annapurna Base Camp Trekking package as per your time and budget. International tour leaders and a representative from the international travel company are highly encouraged to get the complimentary service.

Further Afield

 

 

Trekkers can extend this trek by spending more days in the trekking area to observe the local culture. Also, by adding sightseeing activities in Kathmandu and Pokhara, trekkers can make this tour much more memorable. Jungle Safari activities in Chitwan, Rafting in Trishuli and Bhotekoshi River, Zip flyer in Pokhara, Bungee Jumping, Everest Mountain flight etc are the other major activities, which you can do during your Nepal tour. Please do not hesitate to ask anything, we are ready to solve your query.

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Trip Facts

Destination:Nepal
Duration:14 days
Group Size:1-16
Arrival on:Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Departure:Kathmandu
Max Altitude:4130 m.
Difficulty:Moderate
Accomodation:3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and lodge in the trekking are
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner