Annapurna Base Camp - 13 Days

The Annapurna Circuit is a trek within the Annapurna mountain range of central Nepal.The total length of the route varies between 160–230 km (100-145 mi), depending on where motor transportation is used and where the trek is ended. This trek crosses two different river valleys and encircles the Annapurna massif. The path reaches its highest point at Thorung La pass (5416m/17769 ft), touching the edge of the Tibetan plateau.

Practically all trekkers hike the route anticlockwise, as this way the daily altitude gain is slower, and crossing the high Thorong La pass is easier and safer. The mountain scenery, seen at close quarters includes the Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I-IV), Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, and Paungda Danda. Numerous other peaks of 6000-8000m in elevation rise from the Annapurna range. The trek begins at Besisahar or Bhulbhule in the Marshyangdi river valley and concludes in the Kali Gandaki Gorge. Besisahar can be reached after a seven-hour drive from Kathmandu.

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp, offered by Lhotse Adventure, is a moderate nature trek that starts from Nayapul .After about almost 1 Hour driving from Pokhara, which takes you to the foot [Base Camp, 4130m] of Mt. Annapurna, one of the most magnificent Mountain in the world. The trail takes you through Traditional villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung, Magar, and Thakali who will Greet you very warmly if you cared to stop for a conversation. The Trek to Annapurna Base Camp continues through beautiful and dense Rhododendron forest with towering snowy Mountain’s in the background. During this 15 days trek to Annapurna Base Camp you can see not only the series of Mount Annapurna but also the Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Nilagiri, Gangapurna, Himchuli.   The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking return route pass through Poonhill, where you witness Astonishing views of an early morning sunrise where a Radient Light seeps through glistening gaps over the snow capped Mountain’s of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manasalu, Nilagiri, Gangapurna and other Mountains. The sceneries seen throughout this trek grace the landscape of the Himalayas where imagination defines the beauty of nature as an experience that can never be forget.

Overview

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp, offered by Lhotse Adventure, is a moderate nature trek that starts from Nayapul .After about almost 1 Hour driving from Pokhara, which takes you to the foot [Base Camp, 4130m] of Mt. Annapurna, one of the most magnificent Mountain in the world. The trail takes you through Traditional villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung, Magar, and Thakali who will Greet you very warmly if you cared to stop for a conversation. The Trek to Annapurna Base Camp continues through beautiful and dense Rhododendron forest with towering snowy Mountain’s in the background. During this 15 days trek to Annapurna Base Camp you can see not only the series of Mount Annapurna but also the Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Nilagiri, Gangapurna, Himchuli.   The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking return route pass through Poonhill, where you witness Astonishing views of an early morning sunrise where a Radient Light seeps through glistening gaps over the snow capped Mountain’s of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manasalu, Nilagiri, Gangapurna and other Mountains. The sceneries seen throughout this trek grace the landscape of the Himalayas where imagination defines the beauty of nature as an experience that can never be forget.

Day 1
ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU

After arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Lhotse Adventure’s representative will meet and assist at airport and transfers to hotel. Rest of the day will be free and, in the evening, Overnight in Kathmandu, Overnight Hotel. (1310 m) BB

Day 2
KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING DAY TOUR

• Kathmandu Durbar Square

• Swayambhunath

• Bouddhanath

• Pashupatinath

Day 3
DRIVE TO POKHARA

Drive to Pokhara 7 hours 2 star hotel at Hotel Green Tara or Similar. Seven hours scenic through Prithvi highway, overnight at hotel

Day 4
DRIVE TO NAYA POOL

We begin our trek at Naya Pool, an hour and half drive from Pokhara.After 20 –minutes walk along the Modi stream, we reach at Birethanti- a beautiful village that has plenty of tea shops and guest houses. We then follow the left route through the village. Our trek will continue heading to Uller following the bank of the Burungdi stream. We climb slightly up to the valley of hile(1495 meter) and Tikhedhunga(1525 meter). The trail leads steep up to Ulleri(2073 meter). A large beautiful Magar village, through the stone slabs. Generally, today’s trek offers you a memorable experience of trekking in Nepal

Day 5
TREK TO GHOREPANI

Today, trail leads us to the Ghorepani, one of the popul€r destinations of Annapurna region situation at an altitude of 2856 meter. Our trek gently ascends up to Banthanti(2250 meter) through Oak and rhododendron forest. We then continue trek towards Ghorepani through NangeyThanti(2460 meter )

Day 6
VISIT POON HILL

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Climb up to Poon Hill (3210 meter) early in the morning to see the panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung panorama from Poon Hill, we descend to Ghorepani. After breakfast, continue downhill trek to tadapani (2625 meter). The trail goes a long the ridges of rhododendron and pine forest till the tadapani

Day 7
TREK TO CHHOMRONG

Today’s trail descends to kimrong stream through the forest of rhododendron. We then walk towards Chhomrong (2020 meter) crossing through the Gurjung village. Chhomrong offers you close views of Mt. Annapurna south and Hiunchuli and the virgin peak, Fishtail (Machhapuchchhre)

Day 8
TREK TO DOBHAN

We descend to Chhomrong stream and angain climb up to Dovan crossing silent rhododendron forest. The views of Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli whilst trekking are breathtaking

Day 9
TREK TO DEURALI

Today, we climb to deurali (3200 meter) or Machhapuchhre Base camp (3700 meter) through therhododendron and bamboo forest. The place located on the ridge of Hinko Cave and it is the trail most stretch subject to avalanche

Day 10
TREK TO ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP

The day begins with the climb to Annapurna base camb (4131 meter). The area is surrounded by the mountains and is known as Annapurna Sanctuary. This place gives you a spectacular view of Himalayas including Annapurna I (8091 meter), Annapurna South (7219 meter) and Barah Shikhar (7800 meter), Machhapuchhre –Fishtail (6997 meter/6993 meter) and more snow capped peaks

Day 11
TREK BACK TO BAMBOO

Finally, we trek back to Bamboo with the remembrance of massive Annapurna ranges and its surrounding

Day 12
TREK TO JHINU HILL

We today, move ahead vfrom Bamboo and trek back to Chhomrong with the view of Annapurna south and the gigantic Himalayan peaks, We then descend to Jhinu Hill where you can enjoy swimming/ bathing in natural hot water spring. This natural hot spring gives you great pleasure after you have done all the hard work your way up to Annapurna Base Camp

Day 13
TREK TO SIWAI

We move ahead from Jhinu. Our day begins descending through until New bridge crossing Kimrong Khala River once again. Then trail continue descends until Siwai where you can find bus?jeep for Pokhara. You can yet able to see breathtaking Annapurna south and machhapuchre during the walk. We then return driving back to pokhara

Day 14
DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU

Seven hours scenic drive back to Kathmandu through Prithivi Highway

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Trip Facts

  • Nepal
  • Kathmandu
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Tea houses during the trek
  • 1-15 People
  • 4130 m/ 13549 ft

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