Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Annapurna base camp trek is a classic for trekkers and it can easily be combined with a trip to Pun Hill or other lower altitude treks. The principal peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna Himal including Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare are arranged almost precisely in a circle about 10 miles in diameter within a deep glacier-covered amphitheater at the center. From this glacier basin, known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, the Modi Khola knifes its way south in a narrow gorge below fully 4000mtrs deep. Further south, the gorge opens up into a wide and fertile valley the domain of the Gurungs. The middle and upper portions of Modi Khola offer some of the best short trekking routes in Nepal, and the valley is located so that these treks can also be easily combined with treks into the Kali Gandaki region and Muktinath to the west.
In spite of the great heights of the surrounding peaks and ice walls the valley floor between around 4300 mtrs can provide comfortable camping spots in good weather or alternatively you can stay at a lodge.

Trekking facts:

Trekking Destination : Annapurna Base Camp (4130m.)
Minimum altitude : 919m.
Maximum altitude : 4130m.
Grade : Moderate and Fairly Strenuous
Season : Spring, Summer & Autumn
Accommodation : Guest houses / Tented Camp
Duration : 16 & 11 days
Entry : Pokhara
Exit : Pokhara

Itinerary in Detail (16 Days) Please note / An eleven day itinerary is also available if you are on limited time.

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu / pick up /transfer hotel / tour briefing

Day 02 : Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley,
Visiting many of the important sites of interest and world heritage sites within the valley / overnight hotel
Day 03 : Kathmandu – Pokhara.
Six hours / scenic drive / arrive Pokhara / overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : Drive to Naya Pool / start trek to Ulleri (2073m)Start day / one hour drive to Nayapul / trek starts / first to Birethanti / lovely village at the head of two rivers / follow the left route up along the Burungdi River / climb to Hile1495meters / on to Tikhedhunga 1525meters / The trail leads steep up to Ulleri 2073meters / large beautiful Magar village / overnight lodge

Day 05 : Trek to Ghorepani (2856m)Today mainly up to our day destination / Ghorepani 2856meters / start / gently ascends up to Banthanti (2250meters) / through Oak & rhododendron forest / trail gets steeper to Nangeythanti (2460meteres) / on to Ghorapani /overnight lodge

Day 06 : Trek to Tadapani (2625m)
Climb up to Poon Hill for sunrise (3210meter) / early morning / stunning panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himalayan ranges / back Ghorepani / breakfast / continue trek to Tadapani (2625meter) / ridges / river bed /rhododendron and pine forest / overnight guesthouse
Day 07 : Trek to Chhomrong (2020m)
Today’s trail down / rhododendron forest / to Kimrong stream / then up through the village of Gurjung /on to Chhomrong / some fantastic very close up  views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli / Machhapuchhre (fishtail)
Day 08 : Trek to Himalaya (2920m)
Down to Chhomrong stream / climb up to Dovan / through rhododendron forest / on to Himalaya / overnight lodge
Day 09 : Trek to Annapurna base camp (4131m)The day mainly up and up / Machhapuchhre base camp (3900meters) /on to Annapurna base camp / fantastic amphitheater surrounded by mountains  / spectacular views of the Himalayas / including Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Barah Shikhar / overnight lodge

Day 10 : Trek back to Bamboo(2310m)
Down down (retracing trail) / to Bamboo / overnight guest house
Day 11 : Trek to Jhinu hill (1780m)
Today very easy / natural hot spring located at the bank of Modi river / relaxation / overnight guesthouse
Day 12 : Trek to Pothana (1890m)
Follow river to / Landruk / mainly flat to Tolka / on still flat / to forest and climb up through wood / gradual descent to Potana / overtnight guesthouse a
Day 13 : Trek to Phedi (1130m)and Drive to Pokhara Around 2 hour trek / to Phedi / drive back to Pokhara / transfer hotel

Day 14 : Pokhara at leisure / boating / paragliding / zip lining
Day 15 : Drive back to Kathmandu / transfer hotel
Day 16 : Transfer to airport / fly to onward destination

Cost: From £665 GBP per person

 (The cost varies with the number of trekkers in the group. Please contact us with the number of trekkers for the exact quote)

 Cost includes: 

  1. Accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis as per the itinerary
  2. City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private car
  3. Entry fees when sightseeing in Kathmandu
  4. National Park Trekking/Entry Permit
  5. Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) registration fee
  6. Round trip / internal flights / overland transport / if needed / as per the itinerary
  7. Accommodation in guest houses/lodges during the trek
  8. Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day during the trek
  9. Qualified and experienced trekking guide and porter services
  10. Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staff
  11. All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes
  12. Airport transfers for internal flights
  13. Sleeping bag, down jacket and rucksack if required
  14. Airport pick-up on arrival and drop-off on departure 

Cost does not include: 

  1. Meals other than breakfast when staying in hotels
  2. Personal expenses and bar bills
  3. Clients’ travel insurance
  4. Tips and gratuities