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ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK

  • 11 N/12 D
  • All around the year
This Nepal adventure trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) is a popular trek among trekkers from around the world which caters stunning views of the Himalayas, diverse terrain and diverse cultures. Compared to other high altitude treks that we offer, ABC trek is quite easier and indeed, a soft adventure trekking experience in the Annapurna region. The trek incorporates diverse terrains, indigenous people, their rich culture, lifestyles, and wildlife along with the most spectacular and close up view of Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri.

We at Aarya Village Travel Pvt. Ltd. can customize your trekking duration based on your actual requirements, and length of your stay here in Nepal.

Highlights

  • Normal
  • 11 N/12 D
  • All around the year
  • Hiking
  • Hotel at Kathmandu & Tea house accommodation during trek
  • Private Vehicle
  • Trek


Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu: 1400m altitude: 30 minutes drive to Hotel
  • Day 2 Kathmandu- Pokhara: 900 m altitude: 210 km & approx. 6-7 hours drive (B)
  • Day 3 Drive to Nayapool, Trek to Ghandruk (1940m): 1 hr drive, 5 - 6 hours trek (B, L, D)
  • Day 4 Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m): 5 - 6 hours (B, L, D)
  • Day 5 Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m): 4 - 5 hours (B, L, D)
  • Day 6 Bamboo to Deurali (3230m): 3 - 4 hours (B, L, D)
  • Day 7 Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m): 5- 6 hours (B, L, D)
  • Day 8 Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours (B, L, D)
  • Day 9 Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m): 5 - 6 hours (B, L, D)
  • Day 10 Trek to Nayapool then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive (B, L)
  • Day 11 Pokhara- Kathmandu, approx. 210 km & 6-7 hrs drive, Farewell dinner with live cultural show (B, D)
  • Day 12 Departure (B)

Includes

Transport in Private vehicle with A/C
• Airport transfers
• Kathmandu-Pokhara- Kathmandu in transfer
• Pokhara-Nayapool-Pokhara transfers

2. Accommodations:
• Kathmandu (2Ns)
• Pokhara (2Ns)
• Tea house Accommodation at Annapurna Region (7Ns)

3. Meals:
• All breakfasts
• Lunch: 8 lunches during trekking
• Dinner: 7 dinners during trekking and 1 typical Nepali dinner with live cultural show
4. Trekking Package:
• Tea House accommodation, all meals, licensed holder English speaking trekking guide and his expenses, Permits: ACAP & TIMs card

5. Taxes and Service Charges:
• All the applicable services charges, government taxes

Excludes

1. International Airfare, Nepal VISA Fees ($30 per person), Excess baggage charge in Domestic flight, Travel Insurance
2. Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
3. Meals not listed in the itinerary
4. Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc
5. Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
6. Payment Transfer Charge
7. Hotels check out as per the hotel rules.
8. Any extra expenses incurred from flight cancellation or delay, sudden price escalations in hotels, transport, flight or any other items, any form of rescue

Detail Itinerary

1Day 1 - Arrival at Kathmandu: 1400m altitude: 30 minutes drive to Hotel

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu, one of our representatives from Aarya Village Travel shall meet, assist and transfer you to your hotel. You will enjoy welcome drinks while you will be briefed about your tour program. The rest of the day will be at your leisure.

Arrival at Kathmandu: 1400m altitude: 30 minutes drive to Hotel
Arrival at Kathmandu: 1400m altitude: 30 minutes drive to Hotel
2Day 2 - Kathmandu- Pokhara: 900 m altitude: 210 km & approx. 6-7 hours drive (B)

After Breakfast drive to Pokhara, a 6-7 hours drive from Kathmandu (depending on traffic). Located 210 km west of Kathmandu, this beautiful lakeside city is a prime tourism destination in Nepal offering with spellbinding and hypnotic natural beauty, stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The drive on the way itself is going to be amazingly unique experience as you travel besides the mighty river with some strong current almost throughout your journey with scenic greenery on both sides of the road along with human settlements thick and thin at different places. As you reach there you check in to your hotel, get yourself refreshed and have some rest. During the evening you might enjoy walking along the bank of Phewa Lake, admiring the stunning reflection of the Fish Tail Peak over the bluish Phewa Lake water.

Kathmandu- Pokhara: 900 m altitude: 210 km & approx. 6-7 hours drive (B)
Kathmandu- Pokhara: 900 m altitude: 210 km & approx. 6-7 hours drive (B)
3Day 3 - Drive to Nayapool, Trek to Ghandruk (1940m): 1 hr drive, 5 - 6 hours trek (B, L, D)

Right after breakfast, along with our experienced guide will accompany on a drive to Nayapool which is at 45km and takes 1 and ½ hour’s. Nayapool is the starting point of our trek towards Ghandruk. This is what many come to experience, the pure experience of hiking in Nepal. The trek is among the shortest in Nepal with a total distance of 8.6 km and it may take us approximately 5 hours from Nayapool via Birethanti, Chimrung, Syauli bazar, Kimche, Chane along terraced rice fields. Ghandruk village is situated at an altitude of 1940 meters in Kaski District Nepal.

Drive to Nayapool, Trek to Ghandruk (1940m): 1 hr drive, 5 - 6 hours trek (B, L, D)
Drive to Nayapool, Trek to Ghandruk (1940m): 1 hr drive, 5 - 6 hours trek (B, L, D)
4Day 4 - Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m): 5 - 6 hours (B, L, D)

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

Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m): 5 - 6 hours (B, L, D)
Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m): 5 - 6 hours (B, L, D)
5Day 5 - Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m): 4 - 5 hours (B, L, D)

We descend 2500 stone steps and cross the Chhomrong Khola (river). From here, it is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. From there onwards, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo.
Overnight in Bamboo

Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m): 4 - 5 hours (B, L, D)
Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m): 4 - 5 hours (B, L, D)
6Day 6 - Bamboo to Deurali (3230m): 3 - 4 hours (B, L, D)

Today we pass through a shady, cool and moist bamboo forest and then ascend steadily with a few steep sections. Upon reaching Himalaya Hotel the forest clears and we are out in the sun again with amazing views of the glacial river below. It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here the trail drops closer to the river before rising again to Deurali, the most scenic stretch of the day. The vegetation here is sparser, permitting charming views of the valley, the river below, and the sheer rock-face cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls. We stay overnight at Deurali.

Bamboo to Deurali (3230m): 3 - 4 hours (B, L, D)
Bamboo to Deurali (3230m): 3 - 4 hours (B, L, D)
7Day 7 - Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m): 5- 6 hours (B, L, D)

Today we 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 slightly 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 a genuinely rewarding experience. The vegetation vanishes on our way to ABC and the path widens as we reach the Annapurna sanctuary. From here, we get sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us. The sanctuary boasts dynamic views without anything obstructing 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. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp

Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m): 5- 6 hours (B, L, D)
Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m): 5- 6 hours (B, L, D)
8Day 8 - Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours (B, L, D)

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

Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours (B, L, D)
Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours (B, L, D)
9Day 9 - Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m): 5 - 6 hours (B, L, D)

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 rest for the night. Today we will have an opportunity to enjoy the hot springs which is just a 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda to soothe our aching body.
Overnight in Jhinu Danda

Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m): 5 - 6 hours (B, L, D)
Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m): 5 - 6 hours (B, L, D)
10Day 10 - Trek to Nayapool then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive (B, L)

On our way to Nayapool 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 Nayapool where we board our vehicle to Pokhara.

Trek to Nayapool then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive (B, L)
Trek to Nayapool then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive (B, L)
11Day 11 - Pokhara- Kathmandu, approx. 210 km & 6-7 hrs drive, Farewell dinner with live cultural show (B, D)

On this day right after breakfast we drive back to Kathmandu via the same route, it will take us around 6 to7 hours depending on traffic. On reaching the capital city, you may check into the hotel, get yourself refreshed and take a rest for a while after the long drive.

During the evening, you will be taken to an authentic Nepali restaurant for Typical Nepali Dinner along with live cultural show by different ethnic groups. It may last for 3 hours.

Pokhara- Kathmandu, approx. 210 km & 6-7 hrs drive, Farewell dinner with live cultural show (B, D)
Pokhara- Kathmandu, approx. 210 km & 6-7 hrs drive, Farewell dinner with live cultural show (B, D)
12Day 12 - Departure (B)

Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Aarya Village Travel will transfer you to the airport for final departure to your onward journey.