Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Moderate to Difficult
No of Days
INR 18,500/- per person Pokhara to Pokhara
21st Nov to 29th Nov, 2023
7th Apr to 15th Apr 2024
About Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek is one of the most popular and scenic treks in Nepal. It takes you through diverse landscapes, charming villages, and offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain range. Here's some information about the Annapurna Base Camp trek:
Location: The trek is located in the Annapurna Conservation Area, which is in the central region of Nepal. The starting point of the trek is usually Nayapul, which is accessible from Pokhara.
The typical duration of the Annapurna Base Camp trek is around 9 to 12 days, depending on the itinerary and the trekker's pace. This includes both the ascent and descent.
Stunning Mountain Views: The trek offers stunning views of various peaks, including Annapurna I (8,091m), Machapuchare (6,993m), Annapurna South (7,219m), and Hiunchuli (6,441m).
Diverse Landscapes: You'll pass through lush forests, terraced fields, rhododendron forests, and picturesque villages, offering a varied and beautiful landscape.
Local Culture: Along the trail, you'll encounter Gurung and Magar villages, giving you a chance to experience the local culture, traditions, and hospitality.
Annapurna Base Camp: The ultimate goal of the trek is to reach Annapurna Base Camp, located at an elevation of 4,130 meters. It's a natural amphitheater surrounded by towering peaks.
Difficulty: The Annapurna Base Camp trek is considered to be moderately challenging. While it doesn't require technical climbing skills, you'll need to be reasonably fit and prepared for uphill and downhill walking.
Permits: You'll need two permits for the trek - the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. These can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara. But if you are traveling with Himalayan Passion, we will arrange the permits.
Accommodation: Along the trail, you'll find teahouses and lodges for accommodation. These provide basic amenities such as a bed, meals, and hot showers. The teahouses also serve as a place to socialize with fellow trekkers. Himalayan Passion hereby takes all the responsibilities to book the stays for you, and will be accompanied by an experienced Trek Leader.
Best Time to Trek: The best time for the Annapurna Base Camp trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. The weather is generally clear, and the views are spectacular during these periods.
Reporting at Pokhara, in the evening, briefing and registration to be completed by every member. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Pokhara to Nayapul drive then trek to Ghandruk (2040 m) - 12kms for 6-7 hrs Trek
After early morning breakfast, we will drive to Nayapul, then we will be starting our today's trek to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a beautiful village with inhabitants of Magar/Gurung community, the trail first drops down to Birethanti, crossing an old suspension bridge over the Bhurungdi River.Initial trail up to Kimche is a bit ascend. From Kimche, the gradient eases out a little. From Kimche it takes around 2-3 hours to reach Ghandruk, which is one of the cosiest villages on the trail. Ghandruk also has a museum of local Gurung culture, and Meshram Baraha Temple, Brejmeshwor Baraha Temple and Shree Khamrung Baraha Mandir. If the weather is clear, you will be able to see the Hiunchuli and Macchapucchre peaks from your teahouse in the evening.
Ghandruk to Sinuwa (2358 m) - 12kms
After early morning breakfast, we will be trekking to Sinuwa. After leaving Ghandruk, the initial trail climbs up gradually to reach Kimrong Danda, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. From Kimrong Danda, we descend through oak and rhododendron forests, crossing the Kimrong Khola. Chhomrong stretches from the top of the ridge down to valley floor, and we will descend through the entire village down to the stream. The last climb is a bit challenging to reach Lower Sinuwa. Overnight stay at Teahouse.
Sinuwa to Deurali (3200 m) - 12kms
After early morning breakfast we will start our journey to Deurali through the upper village of Sinuwa. Initially the trail passes through dense bamboo and rhododendron forests. Then we will be crossing the villages and settlements like Bamboo Village. The bamboo forests get denser as we climb gradually towards Deurali, passing through the villages of Dovan and Himalaya(name of a village). Just before we reach Deurali, we will be passing the Hinku caves next to the trail and traverse a fan of avalanched snow and debris. The climb from Bamboo to Deurali is approximately 900 m. Deurali is a small village just at the base of Macchapuchhre - one of the most perfectly shaped mountains in the world. Overnight stay at Teahouse.
Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m) - 7-8 km
Ascend along the Modi Khola river valley, passing Machapuchare Base Camp. As we climb higher up the valley, you will have to climb through accumulated snow in the winter months of November to March. Macchapuchhre Base Camp offers excellent views of Macchapucchre, and even Annapurna South. Today's trail is comparatively challenging with regular gradual ascend throughout. Trek to Annapurna Base Camp, where you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, just as we get closer to the base camp the magnificent Annapurna 1 gets bigger and bigger. The astounding 360 degree view of famous Himalayan peaks will leave you spell bounded like Hiunchuli , Annapurna South (7,219 m) and to the right you will see the main Annapurna (8091 m) peak. To the east of Annapurna are Khangsar Kang, Tare Kang, Gangapurna and Annapurna III. . Overnight in Annapurna Base Camp.
Leisure Day at Annapurna Base Camp:-
Today is a rest day, spend a entire day on your dream destination. Click amazing pictures, the sunrise and sunset in ABC is a must moment to capture and witness for the entire lifetime.
Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo, 12kms
Today is the longest day of the trek, after early morning breakfast start descending to Bamboo Village, through the same trail we climbed, via Deurali, Dovan and Machhapuchare Base Camp.
Bamboo to Ghandruk/Jhinu Hot Spring 15kms
After morning breakfast, we will again descend back to Ghandruk or Jhinu Hot Spring, through the same trail we climbed via Sinuwa,Chhomrong, and then finally to the beautiful village of Ghandruk.
Ghandruk/Jhinu Hot Spring to Nayapul, then drive to Pokhara, trek 4-5 hours, driving distance:- 60km(3 hours)
Today is the last day, we will be setting for our last destination Pokhara, after early morning breakfast, we will trek to Nayapul or nearest road head, then drive back to Pokhara. We will be reaching Pokhara depending upon the traffic conditions, expect to reach by afternoon. Spend your leisure time along the Lakeside, Cafes, Markets, and the famous Phewa Tal/Fewa Tal. Enjoy your last night with Himalayan Passion. Our Service ends here today, take only memories of Sweet Nepal, Leave only Footprints.
Departure from Pokhara.
Cost of transportation to and from Pokhara
Accomodation in Pokhara (Day 1and Day 10)
Cost of Fooding while on trek (Morning and evening Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner- meals will be provided. Breakfast-Roti, Sabji/Maggi, etc., Lunch/Dinner-Rice/Roti, Sabji, Dal, Achar, etc.).(Day 2:- Lunch to Day 9:- Lunch)
Cost of accommodation in all places during trekking
Guide, and a Qualified experienced Trek Leader
Cost of Permit fees.
"What not included"
Cost of Personal expenses.
Cost of emergency due to bad weather conditions.
Cost of personal porter for offloading
Meals during transit i.e. meals while on road or travelling will not be provided. (Day 1:- Dinner, Day 2:- Breakfast and Day 9:-Dinner will not be provided from our side)
Anything which is not mentioned in the inclusion.
Extra stays in Pokhara or any other places
To book your trek, you need to pay 30% of the trek fees as advance. Rest 70% to be paid in cash when you reach Pokhara, to be collected by the team leader.
One can pay the amount online(Net Banking, GPay, UPI ID).
Details to be shared on request.
30 days before the trek date, full refund of the paid amount
15 days before the trek date, 50% refund of the paid amount.
Cancellation less than 15days to the start date of the trek, no refund possible
In case Himalayan Passion cancels the trek or trip, full refund will be paid.
One has option to send another person on their behalf.
One has option to adjust the paid amount on any other trek, if a person cannot join the trek he/she paid for.