Duration: 15 Days
Departure From: Kathmandu
Highest Point: 4130
Price: USD 950
Group size: Min 1-12 Min
Best Season: Feb- May-Sep-Dec
Namaste ! Welcome to Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Accent Himalaya welcomes you all the fun and adventure-seeking travelers to this world famous walking route Annapurna Base Camp also popularly known as ABC or Annapurna Circuit Trek which leads you to the foothill of the Mount Annapurna (8091 m). It is situated at the elevation of 4135 m and trekking to Annapurna Base Camp lets you explore the mountainous and hilly region, the beautiful habitation of Nepalese indigenous and ethnic groups along with their hospitality. Mountain vistas along this route are extraordinarily striking and stunning.
The supreme objective of the travelers walking through the trails of Annapurna Base Camp is to observe the beautiful mountain view of Mount Annapurna (8091 m), the 10th highest peak in the world. On the way to Annapurna Base Camp, at Pun Hill (3200 m) you can catch the splendid view of about 15 snowcapped mountains including Dhaulagiri I (8167 m / 7th highest), Manaslu (8156 m / 8th highest) and Annapurna I (8091 m / 10th highest).
Walking through beautiful rhododendron forest and observing cultures of Magar and Gurung ethnic people are other attractions of this trek. Annapurna Base Camp trek is the best trek even for the novice trekkers since this route has highly facilitated hotels and motels with good restaurants. The trails are comparatively easier than other treks in the mountainous region.
Accent Himalaya has its own package of 15 days trekking to Annapurna Base Camp. However, the flexibility of developing on the choice of the client is always open with us. In the package of Annapurna Base Camp trekking, the actual journey begins the next day with a 6 hours drive to a beautiful city, Pokhara from Kathmandu.
The first day, you will stay in Lakeside enjoying the beautiful scenery of Mount Fishtail (Machhapuchchhre) (6993 m) and a lovely view of Fewa Lake. Evening walk in Lakeside is amazing with the city lights. The next day, after a short drive, you will reach Nayapul from where your actual trek begins. During your trek to Annapurna Base Camp, you will spend nights at Tikedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, and Chomrang.
The following morning you will hike up to Poon Hill from where you can gaze at magnificent mountain vistas. Soon after watching the enthralling mountain ranges, you will push yourself upward along the trails that lead you very close to Machhapuchchhre Base camp underneath the lofty Machhapuchchhre peak.
With a gradual hike, finally - you will set your steps at Annapurna Base Camp. Spending some best moments there to enjoy the mystic beauty of Mount Annapurna (8091 m), you will retrace your steps backward and on the way back at Jhinu danda where you will pause to take bath in natural hot water spring. Finally, you set your journey back to Nayapul, Pokhara and then to Kathmandu.
If you are fun loving or a novice trekker, trekking to Annapurna Base Camp turns out to be the best around the world which can be beautiful and done easily.
Here we provide you the itinerary for Annapurna Base Camp:
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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m)
Day02: Kathmandu valley full day sightseeing
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (200 km from Ktm)
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (42 km) and Trek to Tikedhunga, stay at a Guesthouse
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2853 m.)
Day 06: Visit to Poon Hill early in the morning and Trek to Tadapani (2520 m)
Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong (1920 m)
Day 08: Trek to Dovan (2505 m)
Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (4700 m)
Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m)
Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours
Day 12: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760 m & 5770 feet): 5 - 6 hours
Day 13: Trek back to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure to the International Airport
Includes and Excludes
- Tourist bus transportation from Kathmandu - Pokhara, and Pokhara - Kathmandu
- 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at Hotel in Kathmandu and 2 nights accommodation with breakfast at Hotel in Pokhara
- 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
- Teahouse accommodation during the trek
- English speaking, well trained and experienced trekking guides, assistant guide(s) as per the group size and support team for luggage
- Down jacket and sleeping bag (if needed)
- Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
- First aid medical kit
- Annapurna Conservation Park Permits fee
- TIMS Fee (Trekkers Information Management System)
- Government taxes & office service charge
Not Included in the Cost
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
- Nepal entry visa
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc)
- Porters if needed
- Tips for guides and porters
Accommodation for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, standard hotels (rated 2-3 star) will be provided (for 4 nights). However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from (4 - 5) star hotels.
But once you set out for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, normal lodges or Teahouse will be arranged where you get a normal bed and pillow. A few lodges have electric lights but others rely on candle lights or lanterns. Nevertheless, there will be a good provision of food. All the lodges are booked prior to your trekking but in some cases, they cannot be booked in advance. In such a case, you need to show willingness since it is an adventurous trekking and some facilities are limited on the high mountains.
Meals and Drinks on Annapurna Base Camp Trek
All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination. We recommend you to carry water purification pills along with you as normal water will be provided free of cost. If you wish to drink bottled water, they are available in the shop and tea houses. However, bottled water and liquors are not included in the package.
Best Season to Travel
The best Seasons for traveling in Nepal are spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). Trips can also be arranged during winter upon request. However, the cold environment might not be suitable for all. Because of scorching heat, and monsoon with melting snow, we don’t recommend you for trekking in the months of June, July, and August.
Luggage/Backpack on Annapurna Base Camp Trek
During your trek, your main luggage will be carried by our porters and you will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.
Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.
Guide/Porter on Trek
Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced trekking guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. We have the best provision of very loyal and honest porters who will carry 20 kg from two tourists (10 kg each). If you are trekking in a bigger group (more than 10 people in a group), we will provide you an additional guide.
Group Size, Guide, and Crew Member
Accent Himalaya organizes Annapurna Base Camp Trekking from a minimum of a single person to maximum of 12 people in a group at once. However, larger groups trek can be arranged by splitting the groups. One guide is provided for up to 6 trekkers and 2 guides are provided up to 16 trekkers. One porter is provided for 2 trekkers. The guide will be in the same hotel or lodge where you are accommodated but porter might be placed somewhere else during your trip.
Personal Expenses on Trek
A personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available at some places) tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.
Gears Available in Kathmandu
All the necessary gears required for the trek are available in Kathmandu at a reasonable price or even you can hire them. Hence, you don’t have to spend a large amount of money for your trip preparation in your home country.
A Typical Day on Trek
On a usual day, you are required to walk for 4-6 hours every day. After having breakfast, you will set out for the day’s walk for 3-4 hours until midday and stop for lunch. After lunch, you continue to your destination. The after lunch walk is comparatively shorter and can reach the destination within next couple of hours. On some particular days, you will get to reach your destination at lunchtime and after that, you can take rest and enjoy the remaining hours. After reaching your destination of the day, you can relax, stretch your body, take a shower, read some books, roam around or even play cards in a group.
Our Greetings at Airport
We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Annapurna Base Camp Trekking with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.
Itinerary and Possible Changes on it
Our normal Itinerary includes 15 days package for Annapurna Base Camp Trek which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.
Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it’s necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall at any time.
Health, Safety, and Security of the clients are always our top most priority. So, In case of a serious sickness or any mishaps, while you are on Annapurna Base Camp trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or you have to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip and please visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.
Booking and Payment
You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Annapurna Base Camp trek along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you, then we will forward the details of payment. We also accept Pay Pal.