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Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek in 10 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Join a guide from the Sherpa Expedition and Trekking team on the classic Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) 7-day trek (10-day trip), and enjoy the most spectacular views of the Annapurna Massif.

Private

Himalaya

10 Days

Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov

Fit

Advanced


Highlights

  • Discover breathtaking views of the impressive Annapurna mountains
  • Go hiking through remote villages and beautiful landscapes
  • Visit the typical Gurung village of Ghandruk

Description

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC) is one of the most classic treks in the Himalayas, offering spectacular 360 º panoramic views of the Annapurna mountain range and the possibility of discovering the everyday life of small and remote villages.

This 10-day program takes you on a 7-day trek to the Annapurna Base Camp, reaching a maximum altitude of 4130 meters. Commonly known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, this unique experience in Nepal, follows an itinerary with breathtaking views of the Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare among other stunning mountains.

We will meet in Kathmandu and travel to the beautiful city of Pokhara on a tourist bus. On the second day, we will travel from Pokhara and start our trek from Kimche to Ghandruk, a typical Gurung village, and stay overnight in a teahouse.

Although we will have to face some long step ascents and descents, this spectacular trekking trail doesn’t offer acclimatization problems. Following the Annapurna Base Camp trekking route gradually uphill, we will get amazing extensive views of majestic mountains of the Annapurna range.

If you come during spring, the trail is full of Gurans or Rhododendron flowers, filling the forest with red, pink and white colors. Although the recommended seasons for this trek are spring and autumn, it is possible to do the trek all year round.

From the Annapurna Base Camp you will enjoy impressive views of the close-vertical south face of Annapurna I (the world’s 10th highest mountain- 8,091m) standing above the sanctuary to the northwest. Generally, the morning is the best time to enjoy the mountains views. Other mountains you can see from ABC are Tharpu Chuli (5663m), Singu Chuli peak (6501m); Hiunchuli (6441m) and South Annapurna (7219m).

The main viewpoint, with beautiful prayer flags and different countries flags, is the memorial Chorten (Buddhist stone monument), built in memory of Anatoli Boukrev, a well known Kazakh climber who died in 1997 by an avalanche.

We will get back to Pokhara and travel back to Kathmandu, where our trip ends. You can check the day-by-day itinerary below.

Don’t miss out on this unique trek in Nepal! Just send us a request, book your trip and join us on the Annapurna Base Camp trek, an unforgettable trekking adventure in the Himalayas.

Prices per person

Price last updated by the guide on: Nov 17, 2022

Group of 1

USD 1099 Each

Group of 2

USD 1050 Each

Group of 3

USD 999 Each

Group of 4

USD 950 Each

Group of 5

USD 920 Each

Group of 6

USD 910 Each

Group of 7

USD 900 Each

Group of 8

USD 899 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Personal porters

- Mountain guide expenses

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

The price includes:

All airport pick-up & drop by private vehicle (international and domestic)-

Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant in Kathmandu-

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS card)-

English speaking, government licensed guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance-

Twin/double sharing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking-

Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek-

First aid kit-

Two nights hotel in Pokhara-

Bus transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back Kathmandu.-

An arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)-

trekking route maps-

All necessary government taxes and service charges-

Porter (For two people) // The price DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Your Nepal visa fees and 2 passport size photos-

All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu-

All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu-

Food and accommodations in case of early arrivals from the trek or late departures from the airport-

Your extra personal expenses during trek such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter etc)-

Tips for the trekking crew-

Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control.


Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu (1400m) - Pokhara (827m)

Our office staff will pick you up from your hotel and escort you to the tourist bus station. You will travel to Pokhara for around 6/7hrs, which is 200km from Kathmandu. Located on a captivating valley on the bank of Phewa Lake, Pokhara is also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (Fishtail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu which provides the perfect starting point for our trek.

Overnight at a 3-star Hotel with BB.

Day 2: Pokhara - Nayapul - Ghandruk (1940m)

Your ABC trek starts from today after a 3-hour drive from Pokhara to Kimche via Nayapul and Birethandi, a tourist check post. When you reach Kimche, you have to walk about 2 hrs to reach the typical Gurung village, Ghandruk.

6 to 7 hours /Overnight at a teahouse.

Day 3: Ghandruk (1940m) - Chomrong (2210m)

After breakfast, we will start trekking to Chomrong village which is the last settlement to the gateway of Annapurna Base Camp trek. The trek starts by descending down from Ghandruk to Kyuri Khola and then following the trail which leads to Kumrong Danda. On the way, you will pass through terraced farms and bypassing another hill you will reach Gurjung which is avillage of Gurung people, with an easy walk to Chomrong at an elevation of 2,170 m.

5 to 6 hours / Guest House

Day 4: Chomrong (2210m) - Himalayan Hotel (2840m)

Today the trail drops down to the Chhomrong Khola and again we continue climbing to Khuldighar- 2,380m, where ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area) check post used to be. As you go higher, you will notice the decreasing of the forest, from where the route travels steeply down to a rocky bank and then running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. We walk through bamboo, then rhododendron forests to the Himalayan Hotel (2920m). Overnight at a guesthouse.

5 to 6 hours / Guest House

Day 5: Himalaya (2840m) - Annapurna Base Camp (4120m)

Today the trail climbs up to the Hinko Cave, Deurali and then Machhapuchhare Base Camp (which isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted). This trek is totally surrounded by mountains and known as the Annapurna Sanctuary trek. Two hours trek from Machhapuchhare Base Camp takes you to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at an elevation of 4,120m. There you will have unobstructed 360-degree views of the mountain, which is very spectacular and Pleasant. This is the last point of the ABC or Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.

5 to 6 hours / Overnight at a guesthouse.

 

Day 6: ABC (4120m) - Bamboo (2310m)

We follow the same trail down which drops by 1,700m to the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo at 2,345m where there are a few teahouse/lodges available to stay.

5 to 6 hours / Overnight stay at a teahouse.

Day 7: Bamboo (2310m) - Jhinu Danda (1750m) - Hot springs

We follow the same trail until Chommrong. 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 Danda. You will enjoy the natural hot spring which is also the treatment of different diseases related to skin.

5 to 6 hours / Overnight stay at a teahouse.

Day 8: Jhinu Danda (1750m) - Pokhara (827m)

Our trek start from the right side of Modi Khola about 4.5 hrs to Birethanti which can be considered as one of the best and the most relaxing walks of the entire trek. We will reach to Nayapul and an hour drive will take us back to Pokhara. In the evening, you will have a boating program on the Fewa lake and visit the Hindu Temple of Tal Bharai which is situated on the small island of Fewa Lake.

5 to 6 hours / Overnight at  B&B Hotel

Day 9: Pokhara - Kathmandu

After breakfast, you will return back to Kathmandu which is a 6/7 hours drive. You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto Chitwan jungle safari, rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, and scenic Everest flight, mountain biking, and other activities. Breakfast included.

6 to 7 hours / Overnight at 3-star B&B Hotel

Day 10: Kathmandu - Transfer to Airport

The trip concludes here. Our Sherpa Expedition and Trekking airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal. Breakfast included.

 

Details

Accommodation

You will be staying at the 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara. During the trek, we provide you comfortable accommodation in lodges run by local families. You may find some teahouses standard but most of the time you see a basic room. It normally has two beds, a mattress, and a pillow. The lodges during the trek generally have attached washroom. At a higher elevation, you must use a shared washroom. All accommodation is on twin sharing basis except at high altitude where you sleep in dormitories.

More info

We will send you a complete Equipment list upon booking

Meals: You will stay at a Bed and Breakfast hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, and you will be served authentic Nepalese food during the trek. All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) included. You may not have cuisine as per your desire but a teahouse of this trail offers you international cuisine as well (Tibetan, Indian, continental, etc.). After Sinuwa you will not be served any meat items and you are also not allowed to carry any meat items.

Water: We recommend you to use water purifying pills as you will have stream water, or you can buy mineral water, remember that it along the trail it is 5 times more expensive than in Kathmandu.

Fitness Level: Going on a 7-day trek is inevitably tiring and it certainly benefits to be fit. So, train beforehand, make sure you do regular exercise, but don’t overdo it. This will help you a lot even if you haven’t done any kind of hiking or trekking activities.

Meeting point

Kathmandu

About the guide

Languages

Russian | | Japanese | French | English | Chinese

Residence

Kathmandu, Nepal


What people are saying about this trip

Mesi Bandi

5.00

September, 2022




 

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