Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Trip Duration 14 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • AccomodationHotel + Teahouses + Lodges
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About Trip

The area around the Annapurna massif is Nepal’s most popular trekking destination. As the name suggests, treks in the area center around Annapurna I, the 10th highest peak in the world. The Annapurna region, in northwest Nepal, houses several of the highest peaks in the world, including Manaslu (8156m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m).The Annapurna Base Camp Trek, easily one of the most popular treks in Nepal, is known around the world among trekking communities.  It is a perfect trail for people with all levels of trekking experience who don’t have the time or energy to commit to the 20 day Annapurna Circuit Trek. 

After leaving Kathmandu, you have the opportunity to explore Pokhara.  This picturesque city is famous for its surrounding natural scenery and laid-back feel.  It’s bigger than Kathmandu in size, but walking along the lakeside, you feel like you’re staying in a small town.  After our night in Pokhara, we head to Nayapul, full of energy, to begin our trek. We trek through lively rhododendron and bomboo forests and past Gurung and mixed ethnic villages. After a night in Ghorepani, we wake up early to catch the immaculate sunrise behind the high Himalayas at Poon Hill.  Stare in awe at the red and orange glimmer coming off the Annapurna range mountains. Continuing through the terraced hillsides and charming villages, we soon reach the dense sub-tropical forests where you might see monkeys swinging from branch to branch.

As you approach Machhapuchhre Base Camp, you’ll notice a significant change in scenery. From the alpine meadows, look around as see waterfalls cascading down the side of massive rock walls. Eventually a final ascent takes you to Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 meters.  Enclosed by a wall of rugged mountains on all sides, you’ve reached the height of the trek.

From here, you descend to Jhinu Hot Spring, which treats your muscles with much deserved relief.  From here, you descend to Nayapul and back to Pokhara.  The views along throughout this trek are unbelievable. Equally fascinating, you will experience the rich culture and genuine hospitality of the Gurung ethnic group.

Trekking is possible throughout the year, but Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) provide the best weather.  During the Spring, there is a bit more color and the rhododendrons are blooming, and in the Autumn months, the skies are generally clearer.  The Annapurna Base Camp Trek requires fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. Shikhar Adventure arranges the trek with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information. 

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International airport (1345m).

A representative from Shikhar Adventure will welcome you our hotel. We will prepare you with information and gear for your trek.

Cost Details:

Cost Includes

  • Transportation to and from Tribhuvan Airport.
  • Three nights in a 2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included.
  • All transportation for the trek.
  • Local guest house accommodation in mountain.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • Government-authorized, experienced guide and porters
  • Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for guides and porters
  • Hygienic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • All equipment (sleeping bag, down jacket and duffel bag)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Maps
  • Service charge and government taxes
  • Post-trek celebration dinner in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Meals in Kathmandu (besides breakfast)
  • Your personal expenses, shopping, etc.
  • Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
  • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)

Note:

Shikhar Adventure is not responsible for any problems due to weather, damages of property, etc. However, we will help you manage your inconveniences to the best of our abilities.  Transportation to and from Pokhara can be delayed due to weather conditions and delays may last up to several days.  It is best to book flights to and from Kathmandu with a several day margin to avoid missing a flight back to your home country.  If flights go smoothly, we will help arrange activities for you during your margin days.  If you have a tight schedule and the roads out of Pokhara are delayed, it is possible to take a flight back to Kathmandu for an additional cost.