Annapurna Base Camp Trek combines a moderate walking with exquisite natural and cultural surroundings like no other treks in Nepal. Annapurna sanctuary trek is great introduction of Nepal trekking holiday’s connecting with varieties of culture, pretty landscapes, breathtaking Himalayan views. Annapurna Base Camp trek is moderate level of difficulty. Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek is best introduction trekking holidays in Nepal. Visit Himalaya treks offer 14 days trek that includes Ghorepani Poon Hill popular view point in Lap of mount Annapurna. Annapurna Sanctuary trek itself 10 days Trek start from Pokhara and end at Pokhara.
Annapurna sanctuary trek provide Lovely terrain varying from the sub-tropical valleys with terraced fields to magnificent jungle of Rhododendron keeps Annapurna Base Camp Trek interesting throughout the trek. Especially in the month of March and April, along these very areas, colorful blooming rhododendron jungles is one of the major highlights compared to contrasting alpine vegetation found later on higher elevations. These picturesque landscapes are well complemented by the towering peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also mostly known for a combination of breathtaking views and warm hospitality of local people on the trail.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route
Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts from the hot and humid Nayapul and climbs to Poon Hill, the best viewpoint for Annapuna and Dhaulagiri Range. The short, scenic and stunning Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is also a part of this Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Breathtaking views at sunrise from the Poon Hill includes views of Annapurna South (7219 meters), Annapurna Fang (7467 meters), Fishtail (known by Machapuchare 6993 meters) Annapurna II (7937 meters), on the northside; Lamjung Himal Range in the North East. Dhaulagiri (8167 meters), Tukuche peak (6920 meters) and Dhampus peak (6012 meters) in the western part completes the panorama. Trekking continues toward Chomrong, another lovely and major settlement of the region via Tadapani, a more quite and serene place on the route. After crossing Sinuwa (2360 meters), the trail enters into the main and narrow valley of Modi Khola towards Annapurna Base Camp. Small bunches of lodges and guesthouses at Bamboo, Dovan, Himalaya, Deurali leads to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Afterwards, the valley opens a little wider and ends at Annapurna Base Camp with mountains enclosing in every directions. Annapurna I (8091 meters), popular trekking peaks Tharpu Chuli, also known as Tent Peak (5663 meters) Singu Chuli (6501 meters), Annapurna South (7219 meters) and Hiunchuli (6441 meters) encloses the valley, justifying its name as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.
On the return, a relaxing and refreshing bath in the hot springs at Jhinu danda awaits. The stunning panorama can even be enjoyed at the end of trek at Pokhara, providing a fitting climax to Annapurna Base camp Trek.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek short Itinerary;
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1335 meters)
Day 2: Fly to Pokhara (900 meters)
Day 3: Trek to Ghorepani. (2850 meters)
Day 4: Climb Poon Hill (3210 meters) and trek to Tadapani. (2600 meters
Day 5: Trek to Chomrong. (2100 meters)
Day 6: Trek to Dovan. (2500 meters)
Day 7: Trek to Machapuchhre Base Camp.
Day 8: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp. (4130 meters)
Day 9: Trek back to Bamboo. (2310 meters)
Day 10: Trek back to Jhinu Danda. (1780 meters)
Day 11: Trek to Naya Pul and drive to Pokhara.
Day 12: Pokhara Sightseeing.
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 14: Departure.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided.
An early morning 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. Pokhara is the lake city of the country and is less polluted and crowded compared to Kathmandu. Views of Annapurna range and the dominating figure of Machapuchhre (also known as Fishtail) (6997 meters) dominates both the sky and the beautiful Phewa Lake with its reflection in it. A private car will drop us at Naya Pul, an hour and half hour away from Pokhara. The trek starts at Nayapul and passes through the villages of Birethanthi, Sudame and Hille. The trail follows the Bhurungdi Khola (Khola Means River in Nepali) for the whole day and finally reaches the day’s destination, Tikhedhunga. An easy and short day to kick off the trek. (1:30 hours drive and 3 hours trek)
After crossing the Bhurungdi Khola on a suspension bridge at the start of the day, climbing steep paved steps until the village of Ulleri finally gets the day and the trek going. It steadies a bit and turns gradual up to Banthati. After Banthati, the trail starts to go gradually uphill through the shades of the Rhododendron forest and passes Nange Thati, the last village before reaching Ghorepani. (6 hours)
Early morning hike up to Poon Hill (1 hour), one of the best viewpoint of the region to enjoy the sunrise above the spectacular mountain ranges of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. We return for breakfast at Ghorepani and then trek towards Tadapani, climbing a gentle ridge of yet another Rhododendron forest with the views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges still delighting us. The trail leaves the ridge after Deurali and starts to descend down steeply to Nange Thati. A steady and easy walk is soon followed again by another descend down to a small stream with a final climb in the afternoon finally ending the day at Tadapani. (5 hours)
A downhill trail in the lovely jungle takes to Chuile (2170 meters) and more descend follows up to Kimrong Khola. Another suspension bridge and a steep climb follows, until the trail finally steadies at the latter part of the day just before reaching the village of Chomrong . Chomrong is one of the biggest settlements of the region and offers a close up view of Annapurna South (7219 meters) and Hiunchuli (6434 meters). (5 hours)
The day starts with another descend and ascend of the valley. The ascend ends at Sinuwa enters the final valley that leads to the Annapurna Base Camp. A gradual walk through the jungle leads to Bamboo and the trail stills continues in the jungle slowly gaining more height as it reaches Dovan. (5 hours)
After Dovan, the jungle starts to get thinner and after passing through Himalaya, the alpine vegetation can be enjoyed for the first time on the trek. A careful passing of the infamous avalanche prone area and a gradual climb leads to a wider valley with the mountains slowly appearing on the northern direction. A different angled view of Machapuchhre and Annapurna South waits at Machapuchhre Base Camp.
An easy walking with eye-catching Himalaya’s views on the gradual landscapes leads to the Annapurna Base Camp. The Base Camp is situated just above the South Annapurna glacier and is enclosed by towering mountain on all other direction than the valley leading to it and thus giving it the name of Annapurna Sanctuary. Annapurna I (8091 meters), Annapurna Fang (7647 meters), Annapurna South (7219 meters), Hiunchuli (6434 meters), Gandharva Chuli (5695 meters) and Machapuchhre (6997 meters) are all visible from Base Camp at a different angle than viewed from Poon Hill keeping the trek and views interesting as ever. (2 hours)
An early morning wake up to enjoy sunrise over the mountains is an interesting option before heading back to Bamboo. The return route is the same route and with an 1800 meters drop in altitude, most part of the day is spent descending. (6 hours)
The trek still continues on the same route as of before all the way up to Chomrong. From Chomrong, the trek heads into a new route following a steep descent of the paved steps that leads us Jhinu Danda. From Jhinu Danda, an exciting option of hot spring is available nearby; another 20 minutes descend to the banks of the Modi Khola. (5 hours)
A steep descend leads to the Modi Khola and continue to follow the undulating path on the banks of the river until Syauli Bazaar. The path joins with the newly built road and stays on the road until Birethanti. A short walk to Naya Pul finally ends the trek. A private vehicle awaits and a couple of hours drive separates you from the city and its luxuries. (6 hours)
A half day guided tour to the most popular and historical sites of Pokhara followed by a leisurely afternoon. Adventure activities like paragliding, white water rafting and the world’s most extreme zip line, all at a bargain price compared to other countries, are the options available at Pokhara.
A 25 minute flight to Kathmandu and a whole day to explore the capital. A half day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future.
Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.
The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.
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Our trekking to Annapurna Base Camp
Our first experience to the Himalayas could not have been better. Himal & Raj tiredlessly helped us with all our questions prior to our trip and once we reached Kathmandu, they made us feel so welcome. The service from their team is truly special. Once our trip really started, our guide Krisha and our porter Dipak were such a pleasure to trek with. Their knowledge and sheer joy they have in their work made it feel we were trekking with friends. If we could, we would give a 6 out of 5!!!! Maickel & Merijn from The Netherlands - March 2019.
Great time doing the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Recently finished a great 2.5-week vacation with the team at Visit Himalaya Treks seeing Kathmandu and trekking to Annapurna Base camp. Everyone on the team we dealt with was a pleasure to talk to and very professional. It's a company started by former Nepali guides who are really knowledgeable.
In planning the trip we mainly dealt with Himal who was very helpful and patient with the dozens of questions we had. Once we landed in Nepal we were greeted at the airport by Rajan who took us to our hotel and handled the rest of our planning. The hotel they had brought us to and had a great breakfast as well as chai and espresso. The next morning we were taken by our very knowledgeable guide for the day, Naveen, to a number of sights in Kathmandu.
We were originally planning for Everest Base Camp, but after a day and a half at the airport due to some weather and air traffic issues on the flight to Lukla we would have been left with no buffer days on our return, so made the decision to do Annapurna instead. Rajan and his team hand already set up the itinerary and made all the necessary arrangements even during the high season. They also included a mountain flight so we'd still get to see Everest up close.
The trek itself was amazing, we were fortunate to have great weather so had spectacular views ever morning, and particularly on the day we went to Base camp we had clear views in every direction. The food/chai was also consistently great, and having hiked all day made it taste better.
The only negative from the trip was the delays at the airport that appear to be quite common, but of course not the fault of the team at Visit Himalaya Treks. Just something to factor when scheduling flights.
The whole team we dealt with were genuinely interested in making sure we had a good time. Since we had decided to do ABC at the last minute in peak season we were not expecting to easily find lodging. Our guide, Balkumar, would go out of his way to run ahead to the villages he knew would be busy and make sure we always had a room to sleep in, even when people trekking faster than us could only find space in dining rooms. He was also great at managing the itinerary based on our pace and ability to walk each day, pushing us on days when we had extra energy and could shorten the next day's trek, and stopping us on time when we were tired. Our porter, Purna, would help out with guiding us when Balkumar had to run ahead.
The quality of lodges varied village to village, but we were consistently put up in the better lodges with the best views throughout the trek, and the hotel in Kathmandu was great. October -2018.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
We are surprised about the good services and the easy way to get contact by e-mail or phone. Everything was arranged smoothly also accommodation during the trek. All the arrangement felt safe and trustworthy. We did 12 days (October 22nd 2010 to November 2nd 2010) Annapurna base camp trek arrange very professionally, our guide pasang was very helpful when we wanted to change our plan for the trekking pasang had nice ideas about a different route, especially early morning wakeup tea every morning was very nice, our guide pasang tell us enough about cultures, environment and mountains, Thank you very much for great trek and great arrangement, Greetings from Yvonne and Sarah Hess, 4th Nov, 2010.
Ghorepani Poon Hill ABC Trek
We did 10 days Ghorepani Annapurna base camp trek with visit Himalaya Treks October 29-2010 to November 7th 2010 recommend by friend of mine, we are very pleased with the arrangement, and thank you Himal for very good arrangement and Rajan for take care of us during on trek. We had such good time and enjoyed lot. We are very pleased and would recommend you as a guide any of our friends. Greeting from Petra Janssen and Christina Geertruida 10th Nov, 2010.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Annapurna Base Camp.
We did Nepal tour and trek September 12 -2011 to 28-2011 Ghorepani Poon hill and Annapurna base camp trek with visit Himalaya Treks. Thank you, Raj, and Kabi for taking such excellent care of Ben and I on our trekking adventure! Although the weather did not cooperate as well as it could have, you helped us have an amazing adventure! I really appreciate all that you have done for us! Namaste! 26th Sep, 2011.
We always try to be flexible to design the trip itinerary for our client’s needs. However, if you are not convinced as our suggested itinerary then off-course you are always welcome to customize or change the trip itinerary.
Holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food.
An average physical fitness should be maintained prior to booking a trek. Any sort of illness or recent medical problems should be mentioned while booking a trip. Most of our itineraries are prepared to give you maximum time to acclimatize and pace-setting on the treks would be done according to your convenience. If you are having regular medication then tell us before the trip started which would be better for us to give you the physical feedback.
Our main concern is your safety. We never compromised on your safety during the Trekking and all our guides are properly trained and well equipped to take care of our client's safety even in remote areas as well.
There would be always back support in case of an emergency situation like severe high-altitude sickness or accident (which is least expected), you will be sent to the nearest hospital, if possible, otherwise rescued by a helicopter and sent you to the hospital as soon as possible. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred for the use of such emergency services, please make sure that your travel insurance covers both- medical and emergency evacuation costs.
It is not a problem at all because in a mountain most of the tea houses/lodges serve vegetarian food as well and our guide will take care at the time of cooking and on a camping trek, our cook and staffs will care all about the food section.
Most of the lodges in the mountains are basic like a guest house or tea house style. In a few major settlements Lodges are upgraded, where are the possibilities we provide you with the best accommodation! Also, it depends upon the service packages.
Lately, most of the teahouses have electricity supply even with solar panels. So, charging your gadgets is not a problem at all. But charging your battery you should have to pay an additional fee (US$ 1 to 3 approx. per hour.), in order to get your gadgets to be charged.
Now a day’s most of the major village has a cell phone network connection. However, in a remote area where cell phone does not work, and even if there is not any other communication access then we send satellite phone along with our guide so you can easily be in touch with your family.
Yes, either you can store at the same hotel as you stayed or we can store your goods with us safely in our office free of cost.
The luggage must not exceed up to 20 kilograms. A trekking helper (porter) carries the baggage of fewer than 20 kilograms. This bag can be received at the end of each day’s trek and you should carry the rest of the weight as a day bag with all your money and valuables inside it.
This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 25 to USD 900 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend a minimum of 10% of your total trip cost for tipping the entire local staff.