Annapurna Base Camp trek from Kathmandu
Annapurna Base Camp trek from Kathmandu
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
    Intermediate
  • Spoken languages
    English
  • Duration
    14 days
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Activity description

There is more that one amazing hike to do in the Himalayas, The Himalaya Trekking Company will take you to the Annapurna Base Camp at 4000 m.

Mount Everest is not the only trek you can experience in the Himalayas! The Annapurna Base Camp, also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, is located on the north side of the Pokhara Valley and is also a great place for your next adventure. During this amazing hike, you'll be surrounded by beautiful landscapes, you will encounter lovely people and share their vibrant culture. You'll also get to see blooming rhododendron forests, panoramic views mountains standing over 8000 m. high!

Trekking up the Annapurna Base Camp, this 14-day mountain adventure is a perfect representation of what the region has to offer: the lively culture of theGurung and Thakali people and natural hot springs along the trail. Also, the success rate for this trek is quite hight, with around two-thirds of all trekkers reaching the base camp every year.

You will cross paths with five different mountains, all of them sharing the same name: Annapurna I, II, III, IV and Annapurna South all ranging above 7000 m. Also, Mount Dhawalgiri (8167 m.) the highest peak in the region and Mount Machapuchre, the sacred and off-limits peak which dominates the skyline over Pokhara will also stand watch on your steps.

The starting point for your trek is the beautiful lake city of Pokhara, then you'll continue through the lush subtropical forest along the narrow Modi Khola Valley, and then into picturesque farming villages to the celestial base camp of Machapuchre into the Annapurna Sanctuary. When you've finally reached the summit of the Annapurna, you'll have a 360-degree mountain view around you!

You will spend the night in the so-called "tea houses" for good night sleep and meals in this trek, which will be arranged by our experienced guides. The scenery is simply outstanding!

minimum 16 y/o
Starting time: Starting time to be defined with your Pro
Cancellation policy: 
moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically reimbursed for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% reimbursement

3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected
Objectives

Reach Annapurna Base Camp

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrival in Kathmandu. You'll be received and transferred to your hotel. You'll be able to rest or enjoy the nearby area on your own. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2 – Sightseeing & Trek preparation in Kathmandu

Cultural excursion in Kathmandu. You'll meet your trekking guide and do last minute preparations for the trek. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3 – Kathmandu to Pokhara 

Breakfast at hotel then you'll be driven approx. 6 hours to Pokhara, a popular town on the base of the Himalayas. On the way, you'll enjoy a beautiful landscape, scattered villages, a local market, and the Revarine Valley. Arrival, Check-in, leisurely stroll around the market or the lake. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara

Day 4 – Trekking to Tolka (1810 m.)

After breakfast you'll take a short drive (half an hour) to the treks starting point in Phedi, You'll walk 4 hours towards Tolka along the Dhampus village with awesome views of local villages and the Annapurna Mountain Range. Overnight at a family-run inn.

Day 5 -Trekking to Chhomrong (2040 m.)

After breakfast, you'll start a 5-hour trekking surrounded by a wonderful landscape. You'll have a great time crossing many local villages and talking with the people along the way. You'll arrive at Chhomrong and have some leisure time. Overnight at a family-run inn.

Day 6 -Trekking to Himalaya Hotel (2950 m.)

This 6-hour trail follows the Chhomrong stream towards the Himalaya hotel. There will be an ACAP checkpoint on the way, so you will have to present the permits. Then you'll continue walking for a couple of hours with outstanding views before reaching the Himalaya hotel. Overnight at a family-run inn.

Day 7 -Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m.)

This will be the most important day. A 7-hour walk will take you to base camp of Annapurna. Early in the morning, you'll start walking with amazing views all around. You'll reach Machhapuchhre base camp first, and later you'll continue walking until finally arriving at your destination the Annapurna Base Camp, also known as Annapurna Sanctuary. You'll be surrounded by the awesome Himalayas. Overnight at a family-run inn.

Day 8 – Trek back to Bamboo (2345 m.)

During the 6-hour walk, you'll enjoy the beautiful morning views of the surrounding Mountains. You'll have breakfast and start walking back the same route. Overnight at a family-run inn.

Day 9 - Trek back to Jhinu hot Spring (1780 m.)

You'll follow the route to Chhomrong along the rhododendron & bamboo forest. You'll arrive at Jhinu where you'll enjoy a bath on a natural hot spring. Overnight at a family-run inn.

Day 10 – Trek down to Ghandruk (1940 m.) 

You'll have a comfortable 4-hour walk down to Ghandruk following the Modi Khola river. You'll explore the vibrant ethnic Gurung village located at mid-mountain. Overnight at a family-run inn.

Day 11 -Trek down to Nayapul (3 hours), then drive to Pokhara, 1.5 hours 

Today is the final day of your wonderful journey in the Annapurna region. You'll walk down to Nayapul along the Modi Khola. Upon arrival at Nayapul, you hop on a vehicle and drive to Pokhara. Later, you'll rest or enjoy the evening with friends and the staff. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

Day 12 – Pokhara to Kathmandu

After breakfast at the hotel, you'll drive back to Kathmandu. You'll have the rest of the day for leisure or for looking around the local market for last minute shopping or personal activities. Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 13 – Rest day in Kathmandu 

Leisure in Kathmandu, shopping or personal activities. Also considered as spare day in case of delay in arrival to Kathmandu. Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 14 – Fly Back Home

After breakfast, you'll be transferred to the airport and fly home with wonderful memories.

Activity requirements

All participants must be in good health. Minors must have authorization from their parents.

Special terms

Suggested trekking equipment list

1 Pair of hiking boots
1 Medium size backpack 65 litre +
1 Day pack 30 litre +
1 Sleeping bag (-10 C)  Please Note: We supply most of our treks with warm sleeping bags for your comfort.
1 Down Jacket & Gore tex Jacket
1 Light wind & water proof jacket
1 Inner sleeping sheet
2 Long sleeve T-shirts
2 Water bottle
1 set of thermal base layers OR 2 sets if travelling in the colder months of winter
1 Pair sport shoes or sandals
2 Pairs light weight trousers
1 Pair shorts
1 Fleece / warm sweater
2 T-shirts
2 Pairs light socks
4 Pairs heavy wool socks (merino wool is great)
1 Sweatshirt / light sweater
1 Torch & spare batteries
1 Medium size towel
1 Washing kit including washing powder, small clothesline and pegs, insect repellents etc. & personal toiletries
Swiss army type knife
Toilet paper, biodegradable soap/shampoo
Personal medication.
Underwear (including thermals)
Warm hat/ gloves
Sunglasses, sun hat and sun cream
Spare plastic bags for wrapping clothes

You should be satisfied  that your cold weather clothing will keep you comfortable down to -10 degree Celsius. Most of the items mentioned above can easily & cheaply be hired either in Kathmandu or in Pokhara (if you are travelling to the Annapurna Region). Similarly Namche Bazaar also has similar options.

Included
  • All land transportation
  • 4-night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Guided halfday sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • 2-night accommodation in Pokhara
  • Necessary permits & park entrance fees
  • All meals during trek
  • Simple accommodation during trek
  • Guide and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Government taxes and fees.
Excluded
  • International/ domestic airfares
  • Nepal entry visa fee & travel insurance (Must)
  • Single supplement charges if required
  • Temple & monuments entrance fee
  • Additional meals
  • Drinks, laundry, phone calls, etc.
  • Personal trekking gear
  • Any expenses incurred due to the cause beyond their control
  • Personal expenses & tip for the crew (expected)
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • See equipment list
Meeting point
The Himalaya Trekking Company: Bhagawan Bahal Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal Get directions
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