Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Group Size: 15
  • Max Elevation: 4416m
Highlights
  • Explore serene Pokhara city surrounded by magnificent mountain panorama
  • Enjoy spectacular walk via lush rhododendron
  • Capture awe-inspiring landscapes and natural water falls
  • Meet and interact with friendly local people
  • Enjoy local food items and accommodation
  • Experience divers species of wildlife and birds in Annapurna Protected Area
  • Witness majestic mountain summits include Machhapuchhre, Annapurna massif, Gangapurna, Himchuli, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu.

Annapurna Best Camp Budget Trek takes us to Annapurna Base Camp, one of the most visited tourist destination in Nepal, and offers incredible mountain panorama include ginat Annapurna and alluring Machhapuchhre( Fishtail). The trip, further encompasses beautiful Pokhara city, Ghandruk village, Machhapuchhre Base Camp, Hot Spring at Jhino and Annapurna Conservation Area, the largest protected in the world. These varieties of attractions make Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek distinctive from other trekking trails in Nepal.

Pass through lush rhododendron and traditional ethnic settlements, enjoy picturesque landscapes and terraced fields, celebrate melodious natural waterfalls and winding rivers, meet friendly local people and enjoy local foods, experience complete freedom in wilderness and capture stupendous mountain panorama in this Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek.

Begin your Annapurna Base Camp Budget trek from serene city Pokhara. Take a short drive from Pokhara to the place called Nayapool from where we begin formal hiking. The trail, now, takes us to the largest Gurung people cillage, Ghandruk. Ghandruk is popular for Gurung museum, picturesque traditional Gurung settlements, their unique culture, Annapurna Conservation Project office and German Bakery. Leaving Ghandruk, the trail ascends via awe-inspiring landscapes for Chhomrong. Passing Himalaya and Deurali, we arrive at Machhapuchhre Base Camp and our further attempt takes us, finally, to Annapurna Base Camp. We are marvel at witnessing giant Annapurna just in front of our eyes.

For Backtracking, we use the same trail all the way down to Nayapool and drive back Pokhara to end Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek.

Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek is a moderate trek in Annapurna region therefore trekkers do not require having highest level of stamina and prior skills of hiking and trekking like for other adventure trekking in Nepal. However, previous hiking and trekking skills will be an asset for it. The people with high level of stamina and basic skills of hiking and trekking will be sufficient for it.

The best time of the year for Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek is Autumn ( Sep-Nov). Optionally, you can do this trek during Spring ( Mar-May). Both seasons are equally magnificent to celebrate incredible landscapes and mountain panorama. Magic Expedition and Tours offers a technically designed Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek Itinerary to suit the stamina and budget of the trekkers.

 

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel

This the very first day that you step in Nepal for the trip. You will be received by our representative at the airport. Our representative will be at the arrival holding placard with your and our company name (Magic Expedition. And then, you will be transferred to the hotel. It is around 30 mins drive from the airport to the hotel. There may some hassles like offering taxi or hotel or something like that. Do go with them. And sometimes, in international flight, your luggage may be missing. Be very careful. We hope it will not disturb your trip.

After your arrival at the hotel, you will get refreshed and we will have a short orientation meeting regarding the trip. We will introduce a guide or trip leader. For this, be with 4 pieces of recent pp sized photographs, the copy of passport and copy of travel insurance.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

After your breakfast, the leader or the guide will come to receive to the hotel where you stay and take you to the bus station. This drive takes you Pokhara from Kathmandu. The bus station is around 15 mins. Walk or you may get a taxi too, from Thamel, or from the hotel. The tourist bus leaves at 7 for Pokhara every morning. It takes around 7-8 hours to get Pokhara from Kathmandu. On the way, you will see the winding country road, river, woods, and local people and their lifestyle. However, we must say, the condition of the road is not good. Sometimes, bumpy and dusty…. To escape it, you, optionally, can go with flight. It is a 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara which is optional and have pay extra.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Pokhara
  • 884m

It is 3-4 hours driving in the country road. The road is half, concretized, and rest of the part, graveled but rough. Some of the travelers go by private van or jeep and the rest of them go by local bus. The local bus takes long hours. First, we drive to Nayapool, then Birethanti and finally, Ghandruk. Gurung museum and German Bakery are important things to experience here. However, the drive is the beautiful witnessing river, falls, terraced fields and indigenous people. Ghandruk a beautiful village in the lap of the mountain and also a vantage point to witness mountain views, especially, Fishtail, Machhapuchhre.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Ghandruk
  • 2012m

It is a 5 - 6 hours hiking. At this point, we ascend for around an hour up to Kimrungdanda. In transit, we can appreciate extraordinary perspectives of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Ganggapurna. A precarious plummet takes us to the Kimrong Khola. After another precarious climb from Kimrong Khola to Chere Danda, we slide for some time and after that, it's a delicate stroll to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is an excellent town situated on the lap of the mammoth Annapurna enormous.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Chomrong
  • 2170m

We descend via 2500 stone steps and cross the bridge above Chhomrong Khola. From here it is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. Next, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo. Again, we pass through a bamboo forest which is damp and cold then ascend steadily with a few steep sections. Now it is Himalaya.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Himalaya

It is a lofty ascend through a significantly drier woods previously achieving Hinku Cave. From here we can see the trail drop nearer to the waterway before climbing again to Deurali, the grandest extent of the day. The vegetation is sparser, permitting supernatural perspectives of the valley, the stream beneath, and the sheer shake confronts bluffs above with groups of wispy waterfalls.

Climb tenderly through a stream bed then finished a precarious trail over to the mountainside. The climb from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is to some degree strenuous. From Machhapuchhre base camp, we get amazing perspectives of the grand Machhapuchhre alongside Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is positively a remunerating knowledge. The vegetation vanishes on our approach to ABC and the way broadens as we enter the Annapurna asylum. From here, we get astounding perspectives of the close vertical south face of Annapurna transcending above us. The haven gloats of a dynamic view without anything hindering the 360-degree scene. From the base camp, we again get the chance to relish entrancing perspectives of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and different pinnacles. Finally, you will hike down from ABC to Deurali along the same trail.

  • BF /Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Annapurna Base Camp
  • 4130m

You are descending down along the same trail but you still will witness some mountain views on the way to Chomrong. Beating trail hard, hiking up and down will be the astonishing experience. Chhomrong is an excellent town situated on the lap of the mammoth Annapurna enormous.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Chomrong
  • 2170m

The day, you will again witness Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Ganggapurna. These are magnificent while hiking down from Chomrong to Ghandruk. Ghandruk, finally, will please with some more lively cultural things and some more mountain views.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Ghandruk
  • 2012m

First, you will hike down from Ghandruk to Nayapul. It is easy hiking all the way down to Nayapul. The river, Modi Khola flows towards the same direction till you get Nayapul. Before you get Nayapul, you get Birethanti. Simply put, it is pleasant hiking. After you get Nayapul, you will drive to Pokhara. It is around 1.30 hrs drive. Then finally, you will get a beautiful tourist destination Pokhara.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Pokhara
  • 884m

The tourist bus station is around 15-20 mins.walk from Lakeside, Pokhara or optionally, you can take the taxi. The leader will help to get the bus station. The tourist bus leaves at 7.30 for Kathmandu every morning. It takes around 7-8 hours to get Kathmandu from Pokhara. On the way, you will see the winding country road, river, woods and local people and their lifestyle. However, we must say, the condition of the road is not good. Sometimes, bumpy and dusty…. To escape it, you, optionally, can go with flight. It is a 35 minutes flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu which is optional and has pay extra.

In the evening, after you get to the hotel, we will have dinner together and review the trip and exchange the experiences during your trip and you can feedback us

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

According to your flight schedule, you will be dropped to the airport for the onward flight towards your country or next destination.

  • BF
  • Non
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

What to Expect

  • Airport transfers, pick up and drop
  • Well-come dinner on arrival day.
  • Entry permits for Annapurna Conservation Area and TIMS permits
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide
  • During Trek Accommodation with Full Board Meal ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Tourist Bus Ticket to Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Hotel accommodation according to the above plan in Kathmandu and Pokhara on Standard hotel.
  • One full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with a private vehicle.
  • Farewell dinner before your departure from Nepal.
  • International airfare
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, etc...
  • Tips for guides and porters (It is Expected)

Useful Info

GateWay For Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

If you are planning to do Annapurna Base Camp Trek drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It is an 8hrs drive from Kathmandu. In option, you can have domestic flights also. From Pokhara Drive To Nayapul and again drive from Nayapul to Ghandruk. Start your trek directly from the Ghandruk to Sinuwa. This way you can able to complete Annapurna Base camp trek within 10 Days.

Type of Accommodation During Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

To go to trekking means you are visiting the remote area so please do not expect every trekking route you will get luxurious room same as in Kathmandu and Pokhara. During trekking, you will sleep at the Tea House. The Tea house means normal Local Lodges. where you will get a normal Bed, Blanket, and Common Bathroom. Even for a hot shower also need to pay extra.

Food And Drinks:

During Trekking in Nepal. Most of the places you will get Local Foods like Nepali Thali ( Dal Bhat), MoMo, Chowmin, Thukpa, Fried Rice etc and some international food Like Spaghetti, Macaroni, Pizza, Pan Cake, Fried Eggs, etc you will get according to the menu. In drinks you can get Local Tea, Coffee, and also even if you request the water to drinks need to pay extra.