The Annapurna base camp trek takes you through the wonderlands where the alpine forests behind tea house lodges with spread out green meadows beyond the front portico of the lodge & the last of the flowers still blooming in the first rush of autumn winds gives you those blushing memories of the Christmas Yuletide to come bringing with it thoughts of all thing bright & beautiful as we trek from the foothills of the Annapurna South region up to the base camp of Annapurna Himalaya.
Annapurna base camp is one of the most popular trekking in the world, the Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m, 26,545 ft), the world’s tenth highest mountain has always been the dream trek holiday for many people around the world to reach on its base camp and explore the flawless mountain vistas at least once in the lifetime. The Annapurna Base Camp offers extremely variety of scenery which can hardly to match with anywhere else in the world, therefore Annapurna base camp trek is considered to be one of the world’s great trek and frequently organized trekking holiday by the Escape Nepal Company. Mt. Annapurna ascended in 1950s for the first time in the history of the mountain expedition, by a French expedition team lead by Maurich Herzog, then the Annapurna base camp trek had become more and more popular and people started to trek to the base camp of the Annapurna and it offers unparalleled natural wonders, majestic Himalayas, trans-Himalayan culture, incredible landscapes and extremely variety of scenery.
We at Escape Nepal have designed 14day itinerary to reach Annapurna base camp via Ghorepani-Poon Hill and it includes your arrival and departure days plus a day tour in Kathmandu as well, The Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts with a drive to Pokhara, the city of lakes & the next day, we drive to Nayapul following the same route of the Ghorepani Trek, After hiking around Ghorepani, where we spend one night and early in the morning we ascend up to gorgeous Poon Hill to see the sunrise over the Himalayas including the Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (7041m), Fishtail (6998m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7939m) , Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna south (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Lamjung Himal (6986m),Tukuche peak (6920m) among a host of others. After visiting Poon hill we retrace path back to Ghorepani and follow the route to Tadapani for an overnight after which we trek down to Chomrong the next day and we start your mission to Base camp after stopping at Himalaya for the overnight. We backtrack from the Annapurna Base camp to Chomrong & then catch the trail to Jhinu where there is a natural hot spring that we can enjoy If you wish to ( if you are interested) then continue your trekking to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.
We departure trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp frequently for the group travelers so, please look at our departure dates if you prefer to join group for the trek and do let me know if any of the listed date is not suitable for you then we can accommodate your own date for the trek plus if you would like to trek on your own, couples, family members or group of friends, we manage private trek departure just you with our expert guide, do contact us if the set 15 days trekking itinerary is not suitable for you since we organize tailor made itinerary mean we can shorten or lengthen the itinerary according to your interest and the time that you have for this amazing Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Day 01. Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters) and transfer to hotel: You will be met & greeted by our airport representative who will be on standby to pick you up and transfer you to hotel; your evening is free and overnight at hotel (A).
Day 02.Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley & an orientation: After having breakfast at hotel, we take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley; you will be escorted by a professional tour guide, we will take you to visit Kathmandu Durbar squire, Monkey Temple, Pasupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa and return to hotel, you will have some time to shop your trekking equipment and overnight at hotel, (A, B).
Note- you can take one hour scenic Everest Experience mountain flight in the morning before the tours starts, you are on vacation & this only happens once probably in a lifetime…enjoy it today because tomorrow never comes and please inform us for the arrangement.
Day 03.Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 Kilometers west of Kathmandu) - 6 Hours: We drive along the scenic Trisuli and Marsyangdi River to reach Pokhara, it’s a pretty good drive as we go by the beautiful river which is also good for rafting; we view Ganesh Himal and the Manaslu peak as well during the driving. Pokhara is a tourist's paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, & temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with her lovely mountains; after 6 hours of driving; we will arrive in Pokhara, the city of lakes…Welcome to this beautiful town of serene lakes that gives so much meaning to your holidays, overnight at your hotel (A, B).
Options: you have options to take 30 minutes flight to Pokhara instead of 6 hours drive or you can take 3 hours rafting in Trisuli River on the way to Pokhara: you are on vacation & this only happens once probably in a lifetime…enjoy it today because tomorrow never comes and please inform us for the arrangement.
Day 04.Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) and Trek to Tikhedunga (1577m) - 4 Hours: After having breakfast at the hotel, we start our driving to Nayapul which takes approximately one and half hours, then we start the first part of our hiking out to Tikhedunga (1577M) Via Birethanti (1065m.) this part of trekking is a pretty easy flat out hike as we pass through several small lively villages and settlements, after some time, we will ascend gently to the final destination of the day, overnight at Guesthouse, (A, B, L, D).
Day 05.Trek to Ghorepani (2675m) - 6 Hours: We start our trekking after having breakfast at guest house and we ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. This path gives us breathtaking views of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and the grand Annapurna (7219m) south on the way. Our trail now gets quite easy going as we pass through rhododendron and shadowy forests amidst the cackling of birds which gives us good feelings till we ascend gently up to the final camp, overnight at Guesthouse, (A, B, L, D).
Day 06. Hike to Poonhill (3180m.) and trek to Tadapani (2675m.) - 6 hours: Today, We hike to Poonhill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise views over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountains in the morning; Poonhill has always been a symbol of beauty for the Annapurna region; we then hike down to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast at our lodge and trek to Tadapani (2650m.), Most part of the trail we trek is through blooming rhododendron forest; the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom, overnight at Guesthouse (A, B, L, D).
Day 07.Trek from Tadapani (2675m) to Chomrong- 5 Hours: We start our trekking after having breakfast at lodge and we will enjoy our hike by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. We hear the chirping of different kinds of birds on the way to Kimrung Khola. We then straightaway ascend steeply and walk at a flat level for 45 minutes with gentle steep paths in-between and flat all the way to Chomrong which the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp. Chomrong is a village that is situated at the base of the Himalchuli, overnight at Guesthouse, (A, B, L, D).
Day 08. Trek from Chhomrong to Himalaya - 7 Hours: We start our trek after taking hot breakfast at the lodge; the trail descends on a stone stairway for the first one and half hour and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a suspension bridge, then climbs out of the side valley. High above the Modi Khola on its west bank, the trail passes through forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. Climbing further on a rocky path we will reach Sinuwa, at 2350m & then we trek gently through the forest and descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests to reach Bamboo and walk on gently towards Dovan and Himalaya, ( A, B, L, D).
Day 09. Trek from Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp (4170m) via Machhapuchare Base Camp (3820m) - 6 Hours: We start our trek after having breakfast at lodge, the valley widens and becomes less steep and you can see the gates to the sanctuary from here. As the trail continues into the sanctum, it crosses two avalanche tracks on a narrow trail that hurdles up against the cliffs. After a short trek we will be at Bagar (3310m.), a green meadow with some abandoned hotels. The normal trail follows the left side of the valley. Now the trail appears gently ascending until Machhapuchare Base Camp (3820m.) Which is one place where we enjoy some of the best landscapes in the venture; we will enjoy the view of Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.). The path follows through alpine meadows and after some distance our trails go gently up. After a short trek, we begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp at (4170m.), congratulation that you now have reached the Annapurna Base Camp, the destination of our holiday, overnight at Guesthouse ( A, B, L, D).
Day 10. Trekking from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630m.) - 6 hours: After having breakfast at the guest house, we will visit the Base camp and surrounding views, the Views of the Himalayas from the base camp is amazing, then we will start our trekking back to the Dovan, It takes about six hours, it’s much easier as we go down. You should have no problem reaching Sinuwa from Annapurna Base Camp in a single day however; we have chosen this route as some trekkers may have problem on going down due to shaking or wobbling legs that could be fatigued, overnight at Guesthouse (A, B, L, D).
Day 11. Trekking from Dovan to Jhinudanda (1750m) - 6 Hours: After having breakfast at lodge, We start our trekking and the path is a descent to Bamboo passing through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo plants. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up an hour and the trail is quite flat until Sinuwa. We trek gradually descending to the Chhumrong Khola and we have to follow a stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhumrong. The last part of the trail is steep down to Jhinudanda. We enter into our rooms at the guest house then we could go to the Hot Springs to take a refreshing bath in the warm natural hot waters, overnight at Guesthouse (A, B, L, D).
Day 12.Trek from Jhinudanda to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara- 6 Hours: After having breakfast at hotel, we start our trekking and the first part of the trek is descent and then appears through flat land until Birethati, we will stop at Birethati for lunch and after walking about 30 minutes to Nayapul, there will be our car/van waiting for us to take us back to the civilization, Pokhara the city of lakes and natural wonders, overnight at hotel. (A, B, L).
Day 13. Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (6 Hours): We take tourist bus at 7 AM after b/fast to drive to Kathmandu and the driving will be a fantastic experience as we drive past many satellite towns on the way and we are able to see rural settlements, gushing rivers, terraces and green rural landscapes; after 6 hours driving we will arrive Kathmandu and its overnight at your hotel, (A, B ).
Day 14: Transfer to the airport for your departure: You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home. Escape Nepal has taken pleasure in serving you all of these weeks; you counted on us & we didn’t let you down because we know how hard you’ve worked to enjoy this holiday. Meeting you was an immense pleasure & we do hope you will remember us down the years with memories of the time you’ve spent in this amazing country that’s Nepal. A safe BON VOYAGE home…take care!!! (B).
A- Accommodation, B- Breakfast, L- Lunch and D- Dinner !
We have set dates for the departure for the Annapurna Base Camp so, please look at our list of the dates for the trek departure and select one from them or if you cannot find the date suitable for you then please contact us for your own departure date as we offer private departure for your holiday on any date that is suitable for you which is suitable for group of friends, couples, families and solo travelers.
Hotels/Accommodation on our Annapurna Base Camp Trek: We have offered and included 2/3 star hotels in Kathmandu ( 3 nights) and Pokhara ( 2 nights) and Lodge/teahouse during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek and the rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets on trekking lodge and we offer bed room on twin share basis unless you demand for single room by extra paying of single supplement and there are luxury hotels available in Kathmandu and Pokhara so, if you prefer to upgrade your accommodation in these cities the please do let us know at [email protected] then we will offer you rate and hotels for your stay in cities.
Itinerary of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek: The itinerary given for Annapurna Base Camp is standard itinerary that we offer however if you have any special interests on the Annapurna Base Camp Trail or if the given itinerary is not suitable then we are flexible with itinerary and offer you tailor made itineraries according to your time and desire.
Options on itinerary: We have given 14day itinerary that include your arrival day, a day tour in Kathmandu and departure day as well however if you do not want to have day tour in Kathmandu and just want to have itinerary from day 02-14 or you just want to take our trekking part (from day 03-13) and want to arrange your accommodation and transfers in Kathmandu yourself then we organize the trek on that way as well.
Price of Annapurna Base Camp - The price given for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is per person on twin share basis for small group travel for fixed departure and we offer Group discounts for the booking of two or more than two person and group of 10 or more people will have maximum discounts with one person (tour leader) travel free in Nepal (land only) and if you even have maximum number of people even more than 10 people then contact us for the further discussion about the discounts and those want to travel in group and want to have private room ( where possible) on the Base Camp Trek then that cost you extra single supplement cost.
Extension after the ABC Trek - If you have time and are interested to stay few days in Pokahra and do, Paragliding in Pokhara, take a tour of Pokhara city, Ultra light Flight or take Chitwan Jungle Safari, Seti River Rafting, Lumbini Tour, then you can start now…we are on vacation & this only happens once probably in a lifetime…enjoy it today because tomorrow never comes and please inform us for the arrangement for any of these extra tours.
The electricity is available in most of our holidays and in the cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Palpa, Lumbini, Chitwan, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel and in some of the villages on our trekking holiday, hiking holiday, climbing holiday and home stay trekking where you can re-charge your mobile phone and camera batteries, not all in all places of our trekking so, we advise you to have spare batteries when you do the trekking, hiking, home stay and climbing holidays and there is not electricity available on our camping adventure trekking holiday so, you need to have enough spare batteries when you do those trips.
We offer professional licensed tour guide on all our sightseeing holidays and there will be local nature guide in the Jungle tours, rafting guide for the river holidays and there will be trained trekking guide (handles the logistics and guide you and your team on the trek) on our trekking holidays, hiking holiday and adventure holiday and a Sherpa when there are 10 or more members in the group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members and a porter will carry about 20kg means 10 KG from each trekker and we will provide licensed climbing guide for climbing holidays.
We offer porters to your main luggage on our trekking holiday, hiking holiday, some stay treks and adventure holidays, you simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc. - a small load that allows full enjoyment of the trekking. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes and anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu for free of charge. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg; excess weight is chargeable at USD 1 or more per Kilo depending on sectors and a porter will carry up to 20 KG and there will be 1 porter for each 2 trekkers which mean 10 KG form each and if you will be planning for longer trek and need to bring much stuff then you might need extra porter as well.
When you have tours holidays in Nepal then the luggage is not a problem as our vehicle will drive from one place to other places.
Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast at campsite or lodge, we set off on the day’s trek and after walking for 3-4 hours, we stop for lunch at around midday at the camp or available lodge/restaurants which may take 1-2 hours for lunch and will start the trek again, The afternoon’s walk is generally shorter and we usually arrive at our destination in time for afternoon tea. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village and surroundings, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days, we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day’s adventures, before retiring for a well-earned sleep.
The Wonderful Environment of the Himalayas is also an extremely fragile one. Increasing population density and numbers of travelers threaten the very beauty of Nepal. At Escape Nepal, we are extremely conscious about the environment and aim to minimize our impact as much as possible. As deforestation is one of the greatest environmental threats we face in this region, we do not encourage camp fires and encourage use of kerosene for cooking as an alternative fuel to wood. We also discourage trekkers from using wood-fuelled hot showers in lodges along the way. Many lodges, however, now have solar hot showers, a far more eco-friendly alternative.
Garbage disposal is another major problem and some of the busier trails can, at times, appear strewn with litter for miles. Our staff members are well motivated towards eco-friendly practices. We carry out all our garbage, apart from that which can be safely and easily burnt at the campsite. Our aim is to help protect and preserve this beautiful environment for future generations of trekkers to enjoy and we advise the same to you to keep the garbage on proper site and take return those with you to homes which are Non- biodegradable.
We at Escape Nepal would like to requests the following things and to be a responsible tourist:
This type of holidays involves longer trekking (up to 12 Days) on maintained trails in to higher elevations mountain and high elevation overland tour to tibet and we advise you to have some previous walking/hiking experiences on high altitude and habit to walk about 5-6 hours a day and physically fit, those holidays includes some trek on Everest, Annapurna, Langtang region and some wilderness trekking holiday plus some village trekking holiday, some Rafting Holidays and some over land tours to Tibet like- Mt. Kailash tour, Tibet overland tour , Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour and Nepal Tibet Tour.
Reviewed on: 03 Sep, 2016
My wife Vicky Wolfe and I did the Annapurna Base Camp trek with Escape Nepal last November. I can only say that it was fantastic. Our guide Amar could not have been more friendly or helpful on the 11-day trek to the ABC. Overall, I cannot fault Escape Nepal. Setting up the visit, they were always prompt replying to emails and unfailingly helpful. Our visit could not have gone more smoothly.My wife Vicky Wolfe and I did the Annapurna Base Camp trek with Escape Nepal last November. I can only say that it was fantastic. Our guide Amar could not have been more friendly or helpful on the 11-day trek to the ABC. Overall, I cannot fault Escape Nepal. Setting up the visit, they were always prompt replying to emails and unfailingly helpful. Our visit could not have gone more smoothly.
JerryLovell, United Kingdom
Reviewed on: 04 Jul, 2016
We booked a 2 week tour with Arjun and he arrange hotel in Kathmandu, airport transfers, hotel in Pokhara, Kathmandu city tour as part of our Annapurna Base Camp Trek, The guide we had on the trek - Indra was just Excellent and the porter was also helpful,
Overall was a very good experience, Recommended.
Reviewed on: 30 Jun, 2016
Escape Nepal did great job in ensuring we had a memorable trekking in Nepal, They were prompt in catering to our trekking inquiries and concerns prior to the trekking and they were flexible with the trekking itinerary as well. We embarked on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek and it was the best holiday thus far!! The team was informative and made sure every detail was well-planned to suit our needs. We felt extremely comfortable and at ease with our guide and porters, and thoroughly enjoyed the panoramic trek and soaked in the Nepali culture during the city tour as well. Thank you Escape and we will definitely be back again! Highly recommended !
Reviewed on: 26 Jan, 2016
The Escape Nepal was the best deal for me as a solo college student. I spent two weeks there and the views of the Annapurna Base Camp trek were absolutely incredible. I really hope to go back when I'm a better photographer.
During my stay there was a bus strike but despite that we were able to work out a new plan to fit my schedule which was great.
thanks and see you in future!
Kingsnake2, United States
Reviewed on: 05 Jan, 2016
Escape Nepal did a great job in ensuring I had a memorable Holiday in Nepal. They were prompt in catering to our enquiries and concerns prior to the tour and were flexible with the itinerary as well. We embarked on the Annapurna Base Camp Tour and it was the best holiday thus far!! The team was informative and made sure every detail was well-planned to suit our needs. We felt extremely comfortable and at ease with our guide and porters, and thoroughly enjoyed the panoramic trek and soaked in the Nepali culture during the city tour as well. Thank you !