Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Moderate Moderate
4000 - 6000m
15 Days
£2,200pp

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Annapurna Base Camp is one of the best viewpoints in the world, where you can enjoy the dramatic views of the amphitheatre-shaped ‘Annapurna Massif’. This 55-km long massif containing one peak over 8000m, 13 peaks over 7000m and 16 peaks over 6000m is something to behold.

Annapurna Base Camp, undoubtedly, is one of the best viewpoints in the world. It probably is the only place, where you can feast your eyes on the dramatic view of the amphitheatre-shaped massif -‘The Annapurna Massif’. This 55 kilometer long massif containing one peak over 8000 meters, 13 peaks over 7000 meters and 16 peaks over 6000 meters is simply one of the best creations of nature.

This Annapurna Base Camp trek is a fantastic trek and just as beautiful if not more so than the more popular Everest trekking area. You'll travel through an amazing variety of terrain including, lowland pastures, bamboo and rhododendron forests, alpine forests as well as Sherpa villages giving you an insight into rural Nepalese life.


Join us on the Annapurna Base Camp trek

  • Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek includes 2 nights spent near the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara
  • Our Team in Nepal have been guiding to Annapurna since 2001. In the spring season, you can meet climbers at base camp.
  • You stay in comfortable lodges (or “Tea Houses”) rather than camping & the fantastic Aloft Hotel in Kathmandu
  • We take special care of our porters & guides. They are probably the best equipped in Nepal.
  • Your kit bag is carried for you, so you only need carry a day pack
  • Prices include all permits
  • You can take advantage of our free duffel bag, down jacket and sleeping bag for the trek.


What's Included?
  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Guided city tour
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • All Trekking permits
  • 2 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara
  • Annapurna trekking permits (ACAP) and Tims permits
  • Bus transportation (Tourist Coach) to Pokhara and return from Pokhara (Depending on the conditions, we will organise flights for this instead)
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All accommodation whilst on trek (Lodge/Tea house) or Tent on request
  • Filtered water on the entire trek (Save on plastic bottles)
  • Experienced English speaking guide and his entire expenses
  • Porters (One porter for every 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • All required local and government taxes
  • 800 fill North Face down jacket and winter sleeping bag (if required)
  • FREE 80ltr EverTrek duffel bag
  • EverTrek Trip Planner & Mobile Trip app
  • EverTrekker T-shirt & Neck Buff
  • Exclusive discounts with Cotswold Outdoor, Osprey, Snow and Rock
    and heaps more
What's Not Included?
  • International flights to Kathmandu
  • Nepal arrival Visa
  • Meals in the city except breakfast and other mentioned special dinner
  • Personal expenses including mineral water, and alcoholic drinks and beverages
  • Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation
  • Staff Tips

Itinerary

Welcome to Kathmandu – the capital city of Nepal. Today is your first day with EverTrek. Once you’ve passed through passport control and collected your bags, you’ll head out to the front of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to be greeted by one of our friendly team members - look for the EverTrek sign, you won’t miss them! They will be there to pick you up and transport you to your hotel in Thamel.

EverTrekkers will be arriving throughout the day at differing flight times. This means that you will have a chance to rest and relax after your journey to Nepal, and may also have the opportunity to meet some of the team and fellow trekkers, to discuss details of your upcoming trek.

You will enjoy a group meal with your fellow trekkers. You'll be taken to one of the most popular local restaurants where you can enjoy Nepali food along with cultural music and ethnic dance.

Today you will head out into Kathmandu and visit the cultural and historical sites of the Kathmandu Valley. You will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and enjoy lunch at one of our favourite viewpoints in the city. Kathmandu lies at 1300m above sea level so it’s important to get out and about today and let your body acclimatise.

Today also gives you the opportunity to grab any last-minute items in the trekking hub of Thamel and get an early night ready for the trek tomorrow.

Today, in the morning we'll either be heading to Pokhar by private transport or by plane. This is dependent on the weather but luckily, if there are any issues, we can drive. The journey takes you towards the western part of Nepal following the Prithvi Highway along the Trishuli River. If we do drive we'll stop a few times until we reach Pokhara. The evening you can explore the local area around the lake near Pokhara and Pokhara itself.

Meals included: Breakfast

Today is the first day of the trek and our destination is Tikhedhunga. First we drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. On reaching Nayapul after two hours drive, the luggage is prepared for the porters. After a short pre-trek preparation the ultimate walk starts following the south bank of the Modi River towards Birethanti. In Birethanti, we complete the check in formalities at the ACAP office, then the trail leads us towards Bhurungdi Khola, pass Lamdawali, Sudame and Hile, a few waterfalls and finally all the way up to Tikhedhunga after about two hours walk. The night will be spent at a lodge in Tikhedhunga.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: view of Machhapuhhre and Annapurna, Modi River, waterfalls, countryside villages)

Today is the second day of the trek and our destination is Ghorepani. A long uphill climb through more than 3000 stone steps will finally take us to Ulleri. A gentle ascent from here through the Rhododendron and Oak forest, passing Banthanti and Nangge Thanti will finally take us to the destination of the day, Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a gateway to Poon Hill, which is the best sunrise view point in the Annapurna region. The night will be spent at a lodge in Ghorepani.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Thousands of stone steps, Ulleri – a large Magar village which offers magnificent view of Annapurna South and Himchuli, rhododendron and Oak forest of the conservation area, spectacular view of Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri from Ghorepani, health posts, schools, police check post, Stupas, temple and internet cafes at Ghorepani along with chilly weather.)

Today is the third day of the trek and our destination is Tadapani. Today we wake up earlier than usual to catch the first ray of the sun striking the mountains. For this, we hike up to Poon Hill (3,193m), enjoy the view of sunrise, spend some time taking snaps and get back to the lodge at Ghorepani. From here, the trail heads east, passing Deurali pass and Ban Thanti towards Thulo Odar Kharka through rhododendron forests. From here, a steep descent and a short climb will finally take us to Tadapani. The night will be spent at a lodge in Tadapani.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: magnificent view of sunrise, close up view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range with 20 other highest peaks of the world from Poon Hill, distant view of the Mustang, and Pokhara from Ghorepani, Deurali Pass, rhododendron forest and several waterfalls on the way to Tadapani)

Today is the fourth day of the trek and our destination is Sinuwa. From Tadapani a steep descent through the rhododendron forest will lead us towards the suspension bridge passing perfect terraced fields and a few waterfalls. We cross the suspension bridge over Kimrong River, walk a few miles up and downhill passing Taulung to reach Chhomrong, which is a beautiful Gurung village situated on the lap of the giant Annapurna massif. Leaving this beautiful village we descend following the stone steps trail, cross the bridge across Chhomrong River and finally climb up to Sinuwa. The night will be spent at a lodge in Sinuwa.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Rhododendron forest, terraced fields, waterfalls, Kimrong and Chhomrong river and a suspension bridge across these rivers, Chhomrong Village- a beautiful Gurung village, Gurung lifestyle)

Today is the fifth day of the trek and our destination is Deurali. We start with an easy walk from Sinuwa that continues till Bamboo passing Kuldhigar. Then a long steep stone staircase will talk us to Dobhan crossing a suspension bridge. The trail is accompanied by Bamboo, Rhododendron and Oak forest. Then a steep climb continues through the valley towards Himalaya and Hinku cave and finally we reach Deurali. The night will spent at a lodge in Deurali.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day:Bamboo, Rhododendron and Oak forest, waterfall, temples, Hinku Cave)

Today is the sixth day of the trek and we finally reach the epic destination of the trek, Annapurna Base Camp. A gentle climb through the trail along the Modi Khola will first take us to Bagar. From Bagar a strenuous hike will first take us to the base camp of Machhapuchhre (3,700m). After resting here for about an hour taking snaps and enjoying the view of Machhapuchhre along with other snow capped peaks towering above 7000 and 8000 meter, we follow a wide trail that leads us to Annapurna Sanctuary. We then finally reach our destination, the South Annapurna Base Camp that greets us with 360 degree vista of snow covered peaks. The night will be spent at a lodge in Annapurna Base Camp.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: 360 view of snow capped peaks, including Machhapuchhre, Gandharwa Chuli, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, and Patal Hiun Chuli, view of other sibling peaks, and the view of Annapurna South Glacier)

Today is the seventh day of the trek and our destination is Bamboo. After enjoying the mighty Annapurna Sanctuary, we retrace the same trail that drops down to Bagar, Deurali, Dobhan and finally to Bamboo passing temples, cave, waterfall and finally across the bridge through the same rhododendron, oak and bamboo forest. The night will be spent at a lodge in Bamboo.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Bamboo, Rhododendron and Oak forest, waterfall, temples, Hinku Cave and extraordinary landscape)

Today is the eighth day of the trek and our destination is Jhinu Danda. We first walk up to Kuldighar and then retrace down to Chhomrong passing Sinuwa. From Chhomrong a vertical downhill walk will finally take us to Jhinu Danda. About 15-20 mins downhill walk from Jhinu Danda will take us to a hot spring bathing pool where we relax our tired muscles. The night will be spent at a lodge in Jhinu Danda.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: uphill and downhill trail accompanied by bamboo, rhodendron and oak forest, hot spring bath at Jhinu Danda)

Today is the tenth day of the trek and our destination is Pothana. From Landruk enjoy the view of whitewashed stone houses and temple, walking on the stone staircase to the bottom of the hill at Bhaisekharka. Then a vertical climb through the forest will take us to Pitam Deurali from where you can enjoy the farewell view of Annapurna South and Hiun Chuli. From here, following the stone paved trail, we walk down to Pothana. The night will be spent at a lodge in Pothana.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Views of whitewashed houses, temples, stone paved trail and the view of Annapurna South and Hiun Chuli)

Today is the last day of the trek and our destination is Pokhara. We start from Pothana and then an easy walk will take us to Dhampus village. From Dhmpus village, the trail drops down to Phedi passing a small lake. From Phedi we drive to Pokhara. The evening can be spent either with the crew member or exploring the city. The night will be spent at a 3* standard hotel in Pokhara.

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

(Highlights of the day: Dhampus village, lake, and a scenic drive to Pokhara and lake side and night life in Pokhara.)

Today, from Pokhara we catch our transfer back to Kathmandu. Depending on weather, we'll aim to catch a flight back to Kathmandu or drive back. It's one heck of a journey on the return which can take around 7 hours. On reaching Kathmandu you will be escorted to your hotel, where you can freshen up and rest for some time. Around the evening, the company representatives conduct a short meeting to discuss the trip, your experience and the feedback. By the time dinner will also be ready.

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Today is the last day of your trip in Nepal with EverTrek. If your flight is scheduled early morning, then one of our company representatives will escort you to the airport as per your flight departure time. If your flight is scheduled for later in the evening, you can go shopping and collect a few mementos or simply hang around the shopping areas in Kathmandu.

If you have booked your flights with a spare day or two and have requested we arrange your additional accommodation for you, then you will be able to remain at the hotel until your day of departure and still benefit from the airport transfers. Alternatively if you have booked an additional trip add-on, such as Chitwan National Safari, it is on this day that you will travel to the park. More info below.

Want to extend your adventure?

Once your trek is finished, why not relax and explore a rarely visited part of Nepal on our 3 Night tour of Chitwan national park.

Read more about this incredible extension - View the full itinerary here!

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Trip Extensions

September 04, 2014 - Landscape of Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Chitwan Extension - Jungle Safari

£ 695

Chitwan National Park. Once your trek is finished, why not relax and explore a rarely visited part of Nepal on our 3 Night tour of Chitwan national park.

The Itinerary which includes the awesome Jungle Safari covers all of the major activities in the national park with relaxing accommodation on a full board basis.

  • A unique trip designed by EverTrek.
  • See animals in their natural environment like Tigers, Rhinos and Crocodiles
  • You stay in a comfortable lodge & Hotel
  • Prices include a Jungle guide during the jungle safari

Want to read more about this incredible extension? View the full itinerary here!

 

More Info

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is suitable for keen walkers/trekkers who are able to walk for 4 – 5 hours in a day, with a light rucksack.

We can forward a detailed equipment list upon booking. However, you can also view some of our articles in the Knowledge Centre like our Kit list for trekking in Nepal.

You can find everything you need in those articles but if you have any other questions, join Head Yeti Andy & Painted Yeti Dave on the Tuesday Tune-In LIVE Q&A over on Facebook each week where we can answer all of your trekking equipment questions as well as any other questions you might have.

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