Annapurna base camp trek (12 days)

  • Annapurna Range
  • Trek Annapurna

Annapurna Base Camp trek counted among the best trekking trails amongst the trekkers from the entire world. Among other different trekking options in Annapurna region, Annapurna base camp is the magnificent treks which bestow different adventurous experiences with natural beauty and has equal significance of both enriching values too. Annapurna trekking ways are adorned out by the arresting Himalayan scenes.

ABC trekking starts from Nayapul from where we do start walking an option we could take a jeep to Ghandruk Pheli and climb up to Ghandruk. We will visit one of the Gurung communities of Ghandruk with its rich of culture as well as stunning view of Annapurnarange and Machhapuchhre.

Third Eye Adventure arranges this moderate 12 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek express trekking presents you magnificent sight of vast mountain ranges like Annapurna I (8091 m), Machhapuchhre (6993 m), Hiunchuli (6441 m), Annapurna South (7219 m) etc. The utmost height we will reach during the trek is 4130m. Third Eye Adventure will make your trek pleasant tailoring the itinerary of your trek plus present an option to view the natural riches of Nepal and to hike around rustic villages. You can feel the tranquil and attractive trek with us and keep wonderful memories on your mind.

 

Trip Overview

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Detail Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)

Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, a representative from Third Eye Adventure will pick up from the airport and take to the Hotel. In the afternoon, we may take a rest or visit Third Eye Adventure’s office. Do shop trekking gear in Thamel.

 Hotel in Kathmandu- B

Day 02:  Drive to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft): 7 hours

Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) by Tourist Bus about 7 hours. Pokhara is located about 200 km west from Kathmandu and the tourist coach takes about 7 hours to get there. The drive mostly fallows along Trishuli River side enjoying the view of landscapes. At the Evening you may take short sightseeing around lakeside Pokhara.

Hotel in Pokhara – B 

Day 03: Trek to Ghandruk 4-5 hour (1940/m6360ft)

Early morning after breakfast we drive to Naya Pul (1 hour and 20 minutes) and start the trek. From Birethanti, we trek to Ghandruk, a beautiful village mostly inhabited by the Gurung community. If time permits, we also visit the Gurung museum today.

Tea House in Ghandruk – B, L, D

Day 04:  Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 5-6 hours

At this juncture, we climb up for around an hour up to Kimrungdanda. On the way, we can enjoy great views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Ganggapurna. Next, it’s a steep descent takes us to the Kimrong Khola. After another steep ascent from Kimrong Khola to Chere Danda, we descend for a while then it’s a gentle walk to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massive.

Tea House in Chhomrong – B, L, D

Day 05:  Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7578ft): 4 – 5 hours

The trail out of Chhomrong descends via 2500 stone steps and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a swaying suspension bridge. It is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. Next, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo.

Tea House in Bamboo – B, L, D

Day 06:  Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 3 – 4 hours

We pass through the bamboo forest which is damp and cold then ascend steadily with fewer steep sections. It is only after reaching Himalaya Hotel that the forest opens up and we are out in the sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below. It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here we can see the trail drop closer to the river before climbing again to Deurali, the most scenic stretch of the day. The vegetation is sparser, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below, and the sheer rock face cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls.

Tea House in Deurali – B, L, D

Day 07:  Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5- 6 hours

Climb gently through a river bed then over a steep trail over to the mountain side. The hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat strenuous. From Machhapuchhre base camp we get excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. From here, we get sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us. The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding the 360-degree panorama. From the base camp we again get to savor mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks.

Tea House in Annapurna Base Camp – B, L, D

Day 08:  Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours

From the Annapurna base camp we retrace our steps to Bamboo. Today’s trek is downhill so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Besides, we will always have the company of the extraordinary landscape to cheer us up.

Tea House in Bamboo – B, L, D

Day 09:  Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 – 6 hours

From Bamboo, it is an uphill trek to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Then we climb the stone steps to Chhomrong. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be resting for the night. Today we will have an opportunity to enjoy hot springs just 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda to soothe our aching body.

Tea House in Jhinu Danda – B, L, D

Day 10:  Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive

On our way to Naya Pul from Jhinu Danda we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. We have lunch on the way. Our trek will end at Naya Pul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara.

 Hotel in Pokhara – B, L

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus.

Look around shops and shop some souvenirs. Enjoy and rest. In the evening we will have farewell dinner at Authentic Nepali restaurant. (you can choose to fly back to kathmandu for an extra cost of $100).

Hotel in Kathmandu – B

Day 12: Fly back to home country. 

Our agency’s representative will put you Khada (a kind of cloth which use to wear on your neck).Wearing Khada means good luck and protection. And drop you to the airport. See you next time

Note of above Itinerary:

B = Breakfast

L = Lunch 

D = Dinner

Above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. We will follow accordingly.

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)

Day 02:  Drive to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft): 7 hours

Day 03: Trek to Ghandruk 4-5 hour (1940/m6360ft)

Day 04:  Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft)

Day 05:  Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7578ft)

Day 06:  Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595f)

Day 07:  Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft)

Day 08:  Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo

Day 09:  Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft)

Day 10:  Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus.

Day 12:  Fly back to home country.

 

Trip Start Dates

We will organise this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us today for a customised departure date.

 

Whats Included/Excluded

Cost Includes

  • Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as per itinerary
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including the coffee and tea.
  • Accommodation in tea houses or in tents as per itinerary during the trek.
  • Accommodation including breakfast at 3 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pohkara per itinerary.
  • Highly experienced Government licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek.
  • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
  • Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary, general equipment, national park and conservation area fees.
  • Respective region ( Annapurna) trekking map. TIMS Card & Trek Permit
  • Trekking Registration Certificate (TRC).

Cost Excludes

  • International airfares
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Major meals, lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue) – you may easily obtain the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu.
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects.  We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
  • Tips & Gratuities

 

 

Pricing Per Person

The more people joining your trip the cheaper it becomes, so why not grab a few friends and bring them along. Add $100 per person If choosing one way flight back from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

  • 1 Person -$690
  • 2-4 People -$645
  • 5+ People -$610

 

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please  contact us at [email protected] or If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: +977-9851175534

 

Trip Summary

Duration: 12 Days

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara, Teahouse Lodging during Trek

Meals: As stated in itinerary

Transportation: Car, Bus, Plane(optional)

Best Time: Apr-May, Sep-Nov 

Are you looking for a Tailor made trip? Your enquiry is greatly appreciated and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
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