12 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna base camp trek is a very popular trek due to its spectacular views, fascinating local cultures, and logistical ease. The Annapurna Himalayas is a vast collection of several peaks above 7,000m, which give life to the magnificent Annapurna Sanctuary.
The principal peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna Himalayas, including Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare, are arranged almost precisely in a circle with a deep glacier-covered amphitheatre at the centre.
During the winter, the number of trekkers reduces due to the walking being both challenging and hazardous because of the heavy snowfall. Entering a narrow valley, we pass directly below Machhapuchhare before reaching the Sanctuary, which is considered a home for the Gods.
The combination of pretty villages and farmland at Ghandrung, set against the panorama of high peaks beyond makes this one of the most scenic treks in Nepal. This is a Moderate trek offering close-up mountain views and diverse trekking terrain.
High Himalayan Trekking and Expedition will design an itinerary and program for Annapurna Base Camp trekking according to an individual clients’ interest throughout the year. Annapurna base camp is situated at 4,130m above the sea level.
- Enjoy a full day world heritage sightseeing tour of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square
- Trek through the Rhododendron forests to reach Gurjung
- See the breathtaking views from Annapurna base camp
- Bathe in the hot springs of Jhinu Hill
- See Barah Temple by boat on Fewa Lake
- Scheduling: Shared Tour
- Languages offered on activity/tour: English, German, French, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Nepali, Spanish
- Duration: 13 to 16 days
- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Printed Voucher Accepted
- Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Children under the ages of 6 are not recommended on this tour
- A minimum of 2 adults per booking
- Pick-up servicePick up from your Hotel/Airport.
- Easy CancellationThere is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
- Instant Confirmation
- Cut-off TimeAvailable to be booked until 4 days before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
- Coordination of Quick Rescue service (costs covered by your insurance plan)
- Insurance, medication, and equipment for staffs
- Cooking equipment Camp-site charges if needed
- Equipment such as sleeping bag, tents, mattresses if needed
- National Park/Conservation Area entry permit
- All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
- Local flight fare and road transportation to and from trail head
- All meals and hot beverages whilst trekking
- All accommodation during trek
- Porters for carrying goods and supplies
- Licensed and trained trekking guides
- Hotel accommodations and breakfasts
- Airport pick-up and drop-off
- Any other expenses which is not mentioned in included section.
- Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade or any other unexpected circumstances.
- Lunches and dinners whilst not trekking
- Expenses of personal nature
- Drinks (cold and alcoholic)
- Rescue charge
- Visa fees
- Excess baggage charges more than 16kg and hand bag more than 5kg in domestic flights
- Travel/trekking insurance
- International airfares
Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal.
You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Note: If you happen to arrive after 4 pm you would be briefed about the trip by our guide, this will be the pre-trip meeting for you, so please make sure that you ask all the questions. But if you arrive earlier than 4 pm, your pre-trip meeting would be on that very day at our office.
During the meeting, we will introduce your trek leader/guide. For the meeting, please make sure you bring the passport, three copies of passport-size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy.
During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.
Full day world heritage sightseeing tour of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Bouddhanath: – is the largest and the most fascinating religious structure ever built in Nepal. This colossal stupa is known by the name of Boudhanath, the god of wisdom. This stupa stands upon a massive octagonal basement. It is in various levels of terraces, painted in pastel, and adorned with prayer flags of five different colors. The area of Boudhanath is also known as ‘Mini Tibet’ since you will see a large number of monasteries, which were constructed mostly in Tibetan style in last three decades. The settlement of Boudhanath has the largest community of Tibetan refugees.
Pashupatinath: – Pashupatinath, situated 5 km east of Kathmandu is dedicated to Lord Shiva, with two-tiered golden roof and silver door is considered one of the holiest shrines for Hindus. Although only Hindus are allowed inside the temple, visitors can clearly see the temple and the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: – is a wondrous cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets. The most noteworthy among them are the Hanumandhoka palace complex, and the Taleju temple. Even to date, all major state and social ceremonies, including the solemnization of coronations, are carried out in one or the other courtyards within this complex. The royal enclave presently houses three museums. The monuments in and around the area are so charming that each appears more wondrous than the one next to it. During this tour, you will also visit the Temple of Kumari (the Living Goddess) who represents a very ancient Hindu deity of Nepal locally known as Taleju, is Buddhist by birth. The building has intricately carved wooden balconies and window screens. The Kumari acknowledges greetings from her balcony window. Once a year, during Indra Jatra festival, the King of Nepal seeks the Kumari’s blessings.
We begin our trek at Nayapul after an hour drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a short 15-minute walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1,015 m), a large village with many shops and tea houses.
From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1,495 m.
After a short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1,570 m. Today’s walk is relatively short and easy, a prelude to the trekking experience in the Annapurna region.
We move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri, a large Magar village at an altitude of 2,070 m.
The trail ascends more gently from this point, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons, towards Banthanti at 2,250 m.
Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2,460 m. After an hour walk we arrive at Ghorepani (2,840 m).
Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at an elevation of 3,210 m, a brilliant mountain range spectacle; this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas.
There we spend about 1 hour and returning to Ghorepani, we take a hot breakfast. Then we make a climb along ridges, and through pine and rhododendron forests, towards Deurali (2,960 m).
After that, we descend to the Banthanti, then turn off to Tadapani.
The day starts with a steep downhill through rhododendron forests. Leaving Tadapani, we descend through the forests and then the trail eases as we reach Gurjung which is the village of Gurung people. From here it is an easy walk to Chhomrong at an elevation of 2,140 m.
Today the trail drops down to the Chomrong Khola and again we continue climbing to Khuldighar at 2,380 m where there used to be an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area) check post.
There is a clearing in the forest a little further on, from which, the route travels very steeply down a rock bank, then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river.
We walk through bamboo and rhododendron forests to the Himalayan Hotel.
Today the trail climbs on past the Hinko Cave, Deurali and then Machapuchare Base Camp, which isn’t really a base camp since climbing Mt Machapuchare is not permitted.
Since it is totally surrounded by mountains, this area is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. Two hours trek from Machapuchare Base Camp takes us to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at an elevation of 4,130 m.
There, we will view unobstructed views of mountain scenery, which is very spectacular.
We follow the same trail down today. The trail drops by 1,700 m to the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo at 2,345 m where there are a few tea-house/lodges available to stay at.
We follow the same trail until Chomrong. Once we have passed Khuldighar, there is an experimental sheep farm. The trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo fields.
From Chomrong, the trail descends very steeply to the Jhinu hill, where we can bath in natural hot springs.
From Jhinu we walk at the right side of Modi Khola for 1-2 hrs to a nearby new bridge where we can catch jeeps to Pokhara.3 hrs Jeep drive to Pokhara. after check in at Hotel, we will then walk to the Fewa Lake for our boating trip to Barahi Temple or you can shop and relax around.
We will be driving back to Kathmandu in the morning. If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities and evening group farewell dinner together in Nepalese traditional cultural restaurant.
The trip concludes today. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.
- Trekking permit and fee
- Please make sure you have a valid passport, Nepal visa and travel insurance with you
- Don't forget your trekking equipment, First Aid kit and spending money