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Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 10 Days

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking regions in Nepal. This Annapurna base camp trek 10 days itinerary takes you right into the heart of the Annapurna mountains and returns via a small circuit route that delivers amazing mountain views on the northward and returning southward leg of the journey. The climax of the trek is the stunning Annapurna Base Camp where you will be surrounded by peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna including Machhapuchchhre (fishtail), Annapurna South, Annapurna 1, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Hiunchuli, all arranged almost precisely in a circle about 15 kilometers in diameter with a deep glacier-covered amphitheater at the center. So, if you want to experience the best trekking in the Nepalese Himalaya Mountains within 10 days led by the Sherpa-guide this is the right trek for you.

ABC Trek Highlights

Take in panoramic views and prayer flags in the Himalayas, discover rhododendron forests and tiny hamlets. There is a natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda, you can choose to indulge in the natural hot spring in Jhinu to help relax your tired muscles, experience teahouse lodges and high passes

People and Culture

The route of the Annapurna Base Camp is mixed with ethnic groups; Chhetris and Brahms are in the lower elevations and Mongoloids. Mostly people from Gurungs and Magars in the area, famous for the Gurkha regiment. In the evening, some places offer local cultural shows that are great to see and you can also participate!

Best Time to Trek Annapurna Base Camp

Nepal is good for trekking throughout the year. Nepal’s climate is maritime and has four different seasons. The autumn season is the most famous trekking season in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It has beautiful, cool, blue skies, clear weather conditions and amazing views of the white mountains and the countryside.

The spring season will be in a second. This time of year offers a magnificent picturesque view of the rhododendron flowers and the lush forests. Autumn falls in September and October and spring falls in April, May.

Getting Annapurna Base Camp

Except for the Annapurna Circuit, most of the Annapurna treks start and end in Pokhara, the second largest city in Nepal and naturally blessed place to relax after the big walk in the Annapurna. The distance from Kathmandu is 200 km west. There are several daily flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara, cost 125 USD per person. Tourist buses leave from and to Pokhara every morning, approximately 7 hrs drive. Local buses leave from Kathmandu every hour until 3 pm.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek itinerary will be 8 to 12 days, except your arrival and departure days and depending on the duration of your holiday time and level of your physical fitness. Starting point Nayapul – Ghandruk – Chhomrong – Dovan – Himalaya – Deurali and up to Base Camp and back to the Nayapul same way along the Modi khola river is the shortest itinerary. This 10 days ABC trek itinerary is for relaxing and comfortable trekkers. We also offer tailor-made trek to Annapurna Base Camp as your desires!

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty

The difficulty of this ABC trek, it is very moderate and doesn’t demand advanced levels of physical fitness so that anyone can do this trek with physically fit people. This trek is recommended those who are traveling with their children. The trek route of Annapurna has multiple options to reach to the Base Camp. You can have easy walking of 5 to 6 hours a day in relaxing way by visiting the popular places on the route or you can trek to the base camp in short cut way. The trekking can be complete within 8 days to 12 days. So, we have 10 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek, 14 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek and 8 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek itineraries. The highest point we will reach is 4130 meters from sea level.

The Ultimate Annapurna Base Camp Trek Packing List:

You are going to be trekking for 4 to 6 hours a day. 1. Base Layer 2. Trekking Shirts 3. Trekking Trousers and Shorts. 4. Fleece Jacket 5. Insulated Jacket 6. Hard Shell Jacket and Rain Gear 7. Sun Protection Hat 8. Trekking Backpacks 9. Camera Gear and Accessories 10. Hiking Boots and Socks 11. Jackets and Other Outerwear 12. Long Underwear and Base Layers 13. Gloves, Hats, and Rain Gear Other Essentials

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek cost we have offered on USD 995, the trek price is based on two persons. If you are traveling solo it costs USD 153 extra.

Cost Includes Transport from KTM – Pokhara – KTM, permits, accommodation, meals, but costs do not include your insurance, visa, personal equipment, drinks etc.

The advantage of booking a package trek to Annapurna Base Camp is that everything is taken care of for you. Accommodation will be booked ahead, meals will be paid for and arranged. You should get to meet your guide before the trek.

The price will vary according to group size, budget, standard and deluxe trek plan. We will provide 2 nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast in twin sharing occupancy basis.

Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal (1400m).

Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport after your custom formalities Visa, etc. Pick up your luggage and look for our Himalaya Discovery airport representative who will show your name on the board at the arrival gate. You are welcomed by our representative and transported by private tourist vehicle to the hotel.

Day 2
Drive to Pokhara (900m). 7 hrs.

Pokhara is a beautiful valley town, with panoramic views of Annapurna Himalayas, Machapuchare, and Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. The town of Pokhara is considerably less hectic than Kathmandu and is the starting point of your trek. discover beautiful Phewa Lake, known for its tranquility and perfect picture postcards, or visit Devi Falls, a minor waterfall named after a tourist that fell inside. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 3
Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m.) 4 hrs.

Ghandruk is a beautiful Gurung village, we start with a taxi ride for 2 hours around to Nayapul from Pokhara. The trail first drops down to Birethanti, crossing the suspension bridge over the Bhurungdi River. Birethanti is a beautiful village, Initially the trail winds along the Modi River and the trail is flat up till Syauli Bazaar. Leaving the river bank, we then hike on a winding path till Kimche. From Kimche, the trail further ascends towards Ghandruk crossing Chane. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 4
Trek to Chommrong (2140m.) 5 hrs.

After breakfast, climb up for an hour up to Ghandrukkot and then a steep descent takes us to the Kimrong Khola. After another steep ascent from Kimrong Khola, we make an hour of easy walk. Then we take a steep climb continuing up to Chhomrong. Towering above the village is the mighty peak of Annapurna South, with the Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhare) facing it across the valley. Chhommrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of giant Annapurna massif. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 5
Trek to Dovan (2500m.) 5.30 hrs.

Today the trail drops down to the Chhomrong Khola and again we continue climbing to Khuldighar at 2380 meters 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. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 6
Trek to Deurali (3200m.) 4 hrs.

A short walking day today because of the altitude and risk of snow avalanches in the area that we need to cross in the next morning. Our day begins with the climb through bamboo, then rhododendron forests to Himalayan Hotel and on to Hinko cave. The accommodation will be in Deurali, on the ridge above Hinko is the stretch of trail that is most subject to avalanche. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 7
Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m.) 5 hrs.

Today the trail climbs on past the Machhapuchhare Base Camp, which isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted. Since it is totally surrounded by mountains, this area is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. Two hours trek from Machhapuchhare Base Camp takes you to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at elevations of 4130 meters. There, you will view unobstructed views of mountain scenery, which is very spectacular. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 8
Trek descend back to Sinuwa (2360m.) 6 hrs.

Wake up in the early morning to see the best of the morning sunrise as it spreads its rays over the countless icy peaks and the valley that surrounds us. On the way to Annapurna Base Camp from Machhapuchhre Base Camp the scrubby vegetation fades to just a little grass and lots of rock, snow and ice depending upon the season. We are now in the very heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary as the valley widens under the grinding power of the glacier. The multi-summit mountain wall of Annapurna South (7,219m) to Annapurna I (8,091m) now towers in front of us. We stand in a snowy mountain caldron of unmatched natural beauty. Take your time to soak in the scenery and take lots and lots of photos. Your guide will point out the main mountain peaks and the routes brave climbers have followed to reach their summit. But the eventually we must depart and commence our return down the glacier valley. The descent will be much faster than our ascent and we will end the day at the village of Sinuwa not far from Chhommrong. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 9
Trek down to Siwai and drive to Pokhara.

The trek down from Sinuwa to Siwai goes through the beautiful villages of Chommrong, Jhinu, Kyumi. Following the Modi Khola, to the prosperous village of Ghandruk. Northern views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare are in view along the route. When you reach Siwai, you will be taken to Pokhara city, overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

Day 10
Drive back to Kathmandu.

Today, we drive back to Kathmandu. It will take about 7 hours, overland journey by tourist coach. And the gentle light brings us on our way back to the bustle of Nepal’s capital. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Price Includes

  • Airport transfers pick-up and drop-off.
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permits.
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist coach.
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek.
  • Transportations, accommodation, wage, food, insurance, equipment for the guide & porter.
  • Porter to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 people)
  • Guesthouse accommodations during the trek.
  • Pulse Oximeter for the blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude.
  • All necessary paper works and entry permits.
  • English speaking Sherpa trek guide.
  • Himalaya Discovery duffel bag.
  • Hiking pole for the trek, if needed.
  • Trek map.
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant after the trip completion in Kathmandu.

Price Excludes

  • International airfares and Nepal visa.
  • Any personal medical or evacuation expenses incur.
  • International Travel insurance which included rescue.
  • Tips for the guide & porter.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

Q. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?

A. Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Himalaya Discovery Adventures sign board outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by our tourist vehicle.

Q. When is the best time to travel to Nepal?

A. For the trekking regions of the Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, Jumla Rara Lake, Makalu, Kanchenjunga and Manaslu we recommend the periods February to May and September to December as the best time for travelling.

  •  For trekking in Mustang or Dolpo region we recommend May to September.
  • The Poon hill  trek  in the Annapurna region takes place throughout the entire year.
  • Cultural tours takes place throughout the entire year. For the best mountain views the periods February to May and September to December are recommended.

Q. How is the climate (temperatures) during the seasons?

A. Winter – January and February. Pleasant temperatures. The nights, mornings and evenings can, however, be quite cold (approx. 0°C – 5°C. Throughout the day, it is mostly sunny with cooler temperatures (approx. 18°C – 20°C).

Spring – March to May. Hot and dry pre-monsoon season (approx. 25°C – 30°C during the day, and approx. 7°C – 20°C at night). May is the hottest month in the lowlands. June is the hottest month in the mountains.

Summer – Monsoon from June to August (approx. 28°C – 30°C during the day, and approx. 20°C at night). Strong rainfall, continuous sultriness and high humidity.

Early autumn – From September the monsoon season is constantly interrupted by periods with only a slight rainfall. Towards the end of August the pauses in rainfall become more frequent and longer.

Late autumn – Post-monsoon season from October to December. The nights, mornings and evenings can be relatively cool (approx. 5°C – 10°C). During the day the sun shines and it is warm (approx. 20°C – 27°C).

Q. Where can I change money?

A. Any cash you have taken with you can be exchanged into Nepalese rupees at the banks, large hotels and the numerous bureau de changes.

Q. Can I use my mobile phone in Nepal?

A. The network coverage is meanwhile quite good in the Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara and other parts of the Terai (in the rural areas it is very unpredictable).

Basically, foreign SIM cards (providers having international roaming contracts with Nepal) can also be used. However, it is cheaper to buy a local SIM card (Mero Mobile, NTC (GSM) – for approx. NPR 500 or more) and top this up.

Q. Can I use the tap water for drinking and brushing teeth?

A. Tap water is not suitable for drinking in Nepal and it should not be used for cleaning your teeth, either. As there is often a scarcity of water in the countryside, water should be used very sparingly.

Q. What should I concern during my stay in Nepal?

A. Nepali people are very kind and friendly, but there are some things that you should be aware of:

  • Do not take photos of anyone without their permission; always ask permission first!
  • Do not wear hot pants/short paints or stylish clothes in the remote area! (shoulders and legs should be covered)
  • Do not wear hats or caps when you enter a chapel!
  • Do not touch Buddha statues or ritual offerings inside of a monastery!
  • Do not kiss or hug in public places, especially in monasteries!
  • Do not step across someone’s feet, cups or cooking gears!

Q. What documents do I need to visit Nepal?

A. A tourist visa is required for entering Nepal. The tourist visa can be applied for, for different lengths of stay. A visa is required for children under 10 years but no fee is charged. The entry to Nepal must take place within 6 months of issuing the visa.

Q. How much does the Visa for Nepal cost?

A. The fees for the tourist visa (fees valid since 16.07.2008) are staggered as follows:

  • 15 days (several entries possible)  $ 25 (approx. EUR 20.00)
  • 30 days (several entries possible)  $ 40 (approx. EUR 35.00)
  • 90 days (several entries possible)  $ 100 (approx. EUR 85.00)

An extension of the visa to a maximum of 150 days is possible (per year – January to December). The extension must be made at the Immigration Office in Kathmandu. A fee of $ 2.00 is charged in Nepalese rupees (NPR) per day of extension.

Q. Can I find a hospital with western doctors?

A. CIWEC Clinic with western doctors is located in Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Tel. +977 1 442 4111, info@ciwec-clinic.com.

Q. Do I need an international health and travel insurance?

A. It is recommended taking out a travel and health insurance covering the following risks:- Emergency and personal accident transport/emergency evacuation (helicopter rescue, rescue costs in a case of illness or accident), medical and personal accident risks, repatriation, tour cancellation, damages and theft of baggage.

Q. What happens in bad weather periods?

A. There is virtually always a possibility of a flight delay or postponement owing to highly unpredictable weather conditions that may occur in Himalayan regions, in particular, in the Everest region (Lukla), Jomsom, Dolpo, Simikot and the Jumla region, etc.

When trekking in remote areas or those described above, and especially outside the trekking season, the clients are strongly advised to reserve extra days for making  allowance for possible delays, and thereby avoid any frustrating consequences. In the case of a delayed flight prior to commencing the tour, or at the end of the tour, the participants shall pay for their own accommodation, food costs, etc.

Q. Where can I store my unneeded luggage during trekking?

A. As a rule there is the possibility before commencing the trek, of depositing part of the baggage in the hotel in Kathmandu or in Pokhara.

Q. What kind of meals I can have during the trekking?

A. All Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepalese, Chinese, Indian and Tibetan meals are available in all places).

Q. Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

A. There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides are equipped with the local mobile phone. You may wish to pass the number of our guide to your family for the callback or you can make a call from the guide’s mobile and pay him directly for the international call too.

Q. Can I re-charge camera batteries along the trek?

A. Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2 – 3 for charging).

Q. What kinds of banking facilities in Nepal?

A. Nepal has modern banking facilities and some international banks even have offices in Kathmandu. Almost all foreign currencies along with credit cards such as American Express, Visa, and Master card are accepted in Nepal. Nepal has also ATM facilities as well.

The information above is a standard guide and template of what we provide. This route can be customized depending on the length of your vacation. We have many options based on your interests and budget for shorter visits.

On this type of adventure trip, weather, political strikes, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can change the itinerary. However, it is very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if changes are necessary, the leader will decide what the best alternative is, considering the best interests of the whole group. Where there is a change, we do our best to minimize its effect, but we can not be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Here at Himalaya Discovery, we firmly believe that the best way to make the most of your staff is to treat them well; a happy staff is hard - working. And this belief is shown in every way we deal with our employees. We only employ local leaders and employees to support the local communities with which we work. We provide training to all our staff and to all our trek leaders as a minimum;

Intensive Wilderness First Aid

Trekking Guide Training

Workshop  Adventure Meet

English Language Conservation

Biodiversity Rock & Ice Climbing

Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering( for expedition leaders)

So, we can guarantee that your trip is guided by the best, most professional and experienced guides. All our good English speaking guides, all our guides are carefully chosen for their experience, leadership and personal skills. We learned that effective leadership is essential for a safe, fun and successful journey.

In fact, not only are all our guides experienced in these regions, but most of them in these mountainous regions of Nepal have actually grown up. It's their home, it's in their blood. Not only are they ' familiar' with local communities and culture; they are part of them and practice it. They love their home and enjoy the opportunity to show visitors.

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Price From USD $ 995/person
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Total $ 995 USD

Trip Facts

  • 10 Days
  • Moderate
  • Min. 1 to Max.12 persons
  • March, April, May, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov & Decov & Dec
  • 4130 M.
  • 5 - 7 hrs.
  • Kathmandu
  • Nayapul / Pokhara
  • Annapurna

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