Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m) is the 10th highest mountain in the world and the journey to its base camp which is at 4130 m/13549 ft. height.

This trek combines some of the most spectacular mountain sceneries, providing a fascinating insight into the modern hill life of Nepal. This trek is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek because of the combination of views of mighty Himalayan peaks and great culture.

Annapurna Base Camp has very unique and incredibly spectacular settings. It is surrounded by the majestic peaks of Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Machapuchhre (6,993 m) and Hiunchuli (6,441 m). This trek is extraordinary in terms of height and depths and the varied ecosystem it provides.

per adult from

$1,823

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Duration

14 days

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  • What's included :
    • 13x Breakfast
    • 9x Dinner
    • 9x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 13 nights
    • Airport transfers
    • Twin-share/double room in three-star hotel in Kathmandu (3 nights) & Pokhara (2 nights)
    • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Guesthouse accommodation in twin-share and dormitory rooms (8 nights)
    • Licensed English-speaking trekking guide
    • 1 porter for every two clients
    • Permits for trekking
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag for the trek (to be returned back)
    • Tourist bus between Kathmandu and Pokhara and tourist vehicle between Pokhara and Nayapul
    • Entrance fees during guided sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Free Ace the Himalaya duffel/kit bag and sun hat
    • All government taxes, VAT, tourist service charges, official expenses
    • Entry/Admission - Pashupatinath Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Boudhanath Stupa
    • Entry/Admission - Bhaktapur Durbar Square
    • Entry/Admission - Poon Hill
    • Entry/Admission - Machhapuchhre Base Camp
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Travel insurance which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa
    • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected)

  • Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m)

    Stop At: Ace the Himalaya, A1 Business complex, Thamel Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
    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: Either on Day 01 or Day 02, there will be a pre-trip meeting in 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.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Three-star hotel

    Day 2: Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu

    Stop At: Pashupatinath Temple, 44621 Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River.Though you are not allowed to go inside the temple as it is strictly for Hindus only, you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River.It is a square two tiered pagoda temple built on a single tier plinth which is famous all over the world.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Boudhanath Stupa, Boudh, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    Boudhananath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu.It was built in 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings.You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur 00977-1-4701148 Nepal
    Visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, famous five-storied temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style Batsala temple, Bhairavnath temple, Duttatraya temple, Pujari Muth and Palace of 55 windows.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Three-star hotel

    Day 3: Drive to Pokhara (900 m) in a Tourist Bus - 7 hours

    Stop At: Pokhara, Pokhara, Gandaki Zone, Western Region
    Our trekking staff will pick you up from the hotel at 6:30 am and escort you to the tourist bus station. The bus to Pokhara leaves at around 7:30 am. A beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake, Pokhara is also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna and Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west and Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu, hence providing the perfect starting point for our trek.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Three-star hotel

    Day 4: Drive to Nayapul (1,010 m) and Trek to Tikhedunga (1,570 m) - 4 hours

    Stop At: Tikhedhunga, Tikhedhunga, Seti Zone, Far-Western Region
    We begin our trek at Nayapul after an hours 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 teahouses. 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.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani (2,840 m) - 5 hours

    Stop At: Ghorepani, Ghorepani, Dhaulagiri Zone, Western 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).
    Duration: 19 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 6: Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210 m) and Trek to Tadapani (2,610 m) - 7 hours

    Stop At: Poon Hill, Pokhara Nepal
    Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hike 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.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 7: Trek to Chomrong (2,140 m) - 5 hours

    Stop At: Chhomrong, Ghandruk 33700, Nepal
    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 Chomrong at an elevation of 2,140 m.
    Duration: 19 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 8: Trek to Himalaya Hotel (2,950 m) - 6 hours

    Stop At: Dovan 33800, Nepal
    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.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 9: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m) - 7 hours

    Stop At: Annapurna Region, Annapurna Region, Gandaki Zone, Western Region
    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 elevation of 4,130 m. There, we will view unobstructed views of mountain scenery, which is very spectacular.
    Duration: 17 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 10: Trek to Bamboo (2345 m) - 6 hours

    Stop At: Machhapuchhre Base Camp, Ghandruk 33700, Nepal
    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 teahouse/lodges available to stay at.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 11: Trek to Jhinu (1,780 m) - 5 hours

    Stop At: Jhinu Danda, Ghandruk 33700, Nepal
    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, where we can bath in natural hot springs.
    Duration: 19 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 12: Trek to Nayapul (1,010 m), Drive to Pokhara - 5.5 hours and Guided Tour of Barahi Temple and Fewa Lake

    Stop At: Pokhara, Pokhara, Gandaki Zone, Western Region
    From Jhinu we walk at the right side of Modi Khola for 4.5 hrs to Birethanti which can be considered one of the best and the most relaxing walks of the entire trek. We reach Nayapul. Then an hour drive will take us back to Pokhara.

    After we check into the hotel, we will then walk to the Fewa Lake for our boating trip to Barahi Temple.
    Duration: 17 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Three-star hotel

    Day 13: Drive Back to Kathmandu (1,400 m) in a Tourist Bus - 7 hours

    Stop At: Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
    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.

    In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner: Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances
    Accommodation included: Three-star hotel

    Day 14: Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Departure

    Stop At: Tribhuvan International Airport, Ring Rd, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
    The trip concludes today. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Tribhuvan International Airport, Ring Rd, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick you up from the airport even if you arrive earlier. Airports
    • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Ace the Himalaya

Activity ID: V-33122P27

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