Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Group Size: 20
  • Max Elevation: 4416m
Highlights
  • Pokhara valley and its natural and cultural blessings like lakes, caves, falls, and temples
  • Pleasant walk via lush rhododendron and other vegetations 
  • Picturesque ethnic settlements and their unique culture
  • Experience of core  Remoteness and wilderness
  • Rhythmic natural waterfalls and creeks
  • locally grown organic food items
  • Annapurna Conservation Area, the largest conservation area in the world, and its diverse species of flora and fauna
  • Spectacular mountain views include Annapurna- I, Annapurna-IV, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and some parts of Dhaulagiri
     

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a spectacular moderate trek in Nepal for the trekkers who want to explore the unspoiled Himalayan nature and witness the stupendous Annapurna mountain panorama in just a few days hiking through pristine mountain trails. Passing through the traditional hamlets, trekkers will be able to capture majestic Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and giant Dhaulagiri. Starting from the beautiful city Pokhara, the trek commences the scenic Annapurna base camp trekking route through river banks, paddy fields, rhododendron forests, valleys, villages, and hiking hillside.

Having been considerably popular as the second most preferred trekking destinations in Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp Trek has successfully been fascinating the enthusiastic hikers from the world in the Annapurna Himalayas mountain for decades. Annapurna Base Camp trekking trail is located in the western part of Nepal encompassing Pokhara city, Poonhill, and Annapurna Base Camp. The trail finally takes us to Annapurna Base Camp and offers the magical mountain panorama.

We begin Annapurna Base camp Trek from the pristine and beautiful city, Pokhara, widely popular as the city of serene lakes and the trek ends at the same point. Actually,  we take a short drive of 1.30 hrs from Pokhara to Nayapool and the hiking begins.  Now, the trail passes via natural waterfalls, picturesque traditional settlements, terraced paddy and cornfields, deep rhododendron forests, awe-inspiring landscapes, and local lodges. Annapurna massif, giant Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Machhapuchhre are the mountain views to be captured closely during your Annapurna Base Camp Trek. On the trek,  you will also encounter the local ethnic people and explore their lifestyle and culture. It will be an incredible insight into the life of the people of the mountain region. Similarly, Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers an opportunity to experience diverse species of plants and wildlife in the Annapurna Conservation Area, the largest protected area in this world. Hence, the ascends and descends along unspoiled mountain foothills, serene and tranquil lakes, natural waterfalls are the astonishing highlights of this trek. Likewise, sacred cultural sites,  warm and hospitable people and their age-old tradition and culture, and most importantly, the breathtaking mountain views including the tenth highest mountain in the world, Mt. Annapurna are the major specialties of this trek.

Join Magic Expedition and Tours for your Annapurna Base Camp Trek, be accompanied by a professional trekking crew and make your adventure in Nepal memorable. 

Itinerary

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Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu Transfer To The Hotel.

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a you will be met by the airport representatives from “Magic Expedition”. We  will greet and welcome you and transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu. In the evening, we complete office formalities. Your accommodation will be at some Standard Hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Lunch
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

We  offer you a full-day guided Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour today. We go to visit some of the world-famous cultural heritages cited in UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Sites. We mainly cover Swayambhunath, Bauddhanath, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. We will have some spectacular insights of cultural , religious, historical importance. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. 

  • B/F / Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

Today, we take six hours long scenic drive from Kathmandu along Prithvi Highway.  We have some breaks on the way for snacks, lunch, and toilets. We arrive in Pokhara in the afternoon. We then check into the hotel in Pokhara and in the remaining time, we explore the Pokhara city and enjoy the walk in the Lakeside. We stay overnight at the standard hotel in Pokhara.

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Pokhara
  • 884m

Today, we start our trek from Nayapul, which is just one and half an hour drive from Pokhara. We reach Birethanti after 20 minutes walk along the Modi Khola. Birethanti is an attractive village that has lots of guesthouses and we check in Annapurna Conservation Area from Birethanti. We then follow the left route through the village and walk up to Ulleri following the bank of Burundi stream. After that, we climb slightly up to the valley of Hille and Tikhedhunga. The Uphill of Ulleri is somehow tough to climb. Our further path leads up to Ulleri where we stay overnight.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Ulleri
  • 2073m

The trail leads to Ghorepani today. The trail passes through natural water falls and lush rhododendron till we get the beautiful village Ghorepani.  Ghorepani is one of the favored destinations and a popular vantage point of Annapurna Region. Our trek gradually ascends up to Banthali (2250m) through Oak and bush forest and then we  continue our trek towards Ghorepani through Nangeythanti. We stay overnight at Ghorepani.

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Ghorepani
  • 2856m

Today, we climb to Poon Hill (3210m) early in the morning to enjoy the panoramic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges including Lamjung Himal with stunning sunrise. Normally, the climb begins aat 4.30 in the morning. From Poon Hill, you can enjoy the beautiful sunrise view. Poon Hill is also popularly called as The Photographers Paradise. After taking the beautiful snapshots from Poon Hill, we descend to Ghorepani again. And after breakfast, we continue our walk to Tadapani. Our path goes though the bushes and beautiful forest of pine and rhododendron until Tadapani. We stay overnight at the guesthouse in Tadapani.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Tadapani
  • 2625

Our path today goes down to Kimrong stream through the forest of rhododendron and junipers. After that, we walk towards Chhomrong crossing through the Gurung Village. Actually, Chhomrong offers you the close-up views of Mount Annapurna South and Himchuli along with the Virgin Peak, Fishtail (Machhapuchhre). We stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Chhomrong
  • 2020m

Today, initially, we descend to Chhomrong stream and another ascent up to Dovan passing through the silent bush forest is beautiful. The rhythmic stream and riversides make this portion of trek more spectacular.  We stay overnight in a local guesthouse.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Dovan
  • 2580m

We climb up  to Deurali through the bush and bamboo forest today.  During this climb, we experience bamboos and other vegetation. We stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Deurali
  • 3230m

The trek today begins with an ascent to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3900m) and then to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). The Annapurna Base Camp  is enclosed by the spectacular mountains panorama. Annapurna base camp provides you  the most stupendous view of mountain range together including Barah Shikhar, Annapurna I and Annapurna South. We stay overnight in a normal guest house.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Annapurna Base Camp
  • 4131m

We again celebrate the stunning sunrise and majestic mountain panorma from Annapurna Base Camp and trek back to Sinuwa with the memory of  giant Annapurna South along with the whole Annapurna range and ABC. The trail today is all the way down to Sinwa. We stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Sinuwa
  • 2340m

We pass Chhomrong and descend down to Jhino today. When we arrive at Jhino where we enjoy natural hot springs. We are going to take the tub at a natural hot spring at Jhinu where we stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

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

We complete our trek today as we descend to Nayapul which marks the end of our trek. We walk along the Modi Khola for around 5 hours and get to Nayapool.  From Nayapul, we drive back to Pokhara. And in the evening, you can take your time for shopping or you can explore the city further.  Enjoy beautiful dinner with your team in your favorite restaurant. We stay overnight at standard hotel on B/B plan in Pokhara.

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

Today, in the morning, we drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. It takes approx. 7 hours to arrive in Kathmandu. Optionally, you can go with flight too. We celebrate the farewell dinner together with “Magic Expedition” Team. We stay overnight at standard hotel on B/B plan.

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

Today, you are going to leave Kathmandu. We transfer you to the airport from where you catch the returning flight to your hometown. Stay safe. 

  • 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 of 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)
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Useful Info

Necessary Trekking Equipment

To fully enjoy your trek, having the right trekking equipment is essential for both safety and comfort. The trekking equipment necessary depends on the type of trek, the time of year, weather conditions, landscape, and the maximum altitude of the trek.

A properly packed trekking backpack is light and also includes multipurpose clothing items. It is important for you not to forget the essential equipment for your safety and comfort on your trek. Please make sure that you bring sufficiently warm clothes, especially during the winter season (Dec – Feb). Not having the required trekking equipment and clothing will not only significantly decrease the pleasure of trekking, but could also worsen case scenarios that could be life-threatening. It will also be a burden to you if you pack unnecessary equipment. For your ease, the following are the equipment that you have to bring with you. 

Footwear

  • Trekking Boot: one Pair
  • Socks: 4, Light socks : 3, Sandle: 1

Clothing

  • Down  or Fiber-filled water and windproof jacket and trouser: 1
  • Fleece Jacket / Pullover: 1
  • Warm cotton trousers: 2
  • Shirt and T-shirts: 4
  • Lightweight cotton long trousers :3
  • Long underwear: 2,  Short underwear: 4
  • Sun hat / Scarft/ Woolen hat :1
  • Lightweight gloves: 1, Raincoat:1
  • Heavyweight glove or mitten with a waterproof: 1

Medicinal

  • Basic first-aid box
  • Diamox tablets to reduce altitude sickness
  • Insect/anti-itch Ointment
  • Non-prescription medicine such as pain reliever, fever reducer, antibiotics, and ointments
  • Prescription medicine traveler's diarrhea, Avmoine 
  • Female Sanitary pads
  • Hand Sanitizer and wet wipes
  • Medicine for Cough and Heartburn (It mainly happens when you go to higher altitudes)
  •  Band-aid
  • Ibuprofen and also paracetamol in case of fever 

Other Equipment

  • Day Pack at Least 25 kg
  • Water Bottle 1
  • Sun Cream 1
  • Sun Glass 1
  • Towel
  • Flashlight with spare bulbs, batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
  • Laundry soap
  • Swiss Knife
  • Sewing Kit, Camera, Film, Cards, and Personal Medical Kit.

Optional

  • Notebook and Pen
  • Toilet articles
  • Toilet Roll

For additional information, you can check our article  Trekking Gears Checklist

GateWay For Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

If you are planning to do Annapurna Base Camp Trek There is 2 gateway for it. Of course, Pokhara is the First Place for starting the Annapurna base camp trek. But after Pokhara also there are 2 ways to commence the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. If you have time for at least 2 weeks it is better to start your trek from Nayapul to Ulleri. And if you do not have time for 2 weeks or less than that you can start your trek directly from the Ghandruk to Sinuwa. This way you can able to complete the Annapurna Base camp trek within 10 Days.

Type of Accommodation During Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

To go trekking means you are visiting a 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 a hot shower also needs 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.

How will I get rescued if I am critically ill during the trek?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a trek where the elevation starts from 1350m to 4416m. Altitude sickness mainly occurs after you head above 2500m. You will not get altitude sickness symptoms below 2500m. Some of the altitude sickness symptoms are Nausea, Headache, loss of appetite, difficulty breathing, and dizziness. Acclimatization is the main thing that helps to prevent altitude sickness. But you can still prevent altitude sickness by drinking more water, avoiding strenuous exercise for 24 hours, and by having a rest day every 600m-900m you go up. However, one out of 10 people may catch altitude sickness even with all the preventions. We can take DIAMOX if we suffer from altitude sickness. But if the condition does not get well even after taking the Diamox, the guide will immediately inform the travel company. If you will be ill at any point of the trek you will be slowly taken to the lower elevation. If you are ill in the base camp then, You will first be treated at the base camp, then you will be taken to the lower altitude and seek basic medical where our guide will help you, and then if it’s necessary or emergency you will be immediately sent to Kathmandu by emergency helicopter service. This is how you will get rescued if you will be critically ill during the trek.

 

The importance of insurance in Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Travel insurance plays an essential role. The right travel insurance will protect you from the unique risks while traveling to Nepal or Climbing to Annapurna Base Camp. Find the best policies that cover all the necessary events associated with Annapurna Base Camp or other trekking areas. There will not be a relaxed trip without travel insurance. It is very necessary to be careful while choosing policies because some insurance companies do not include adventure trekking. Mostly many of the travel insurance covers only up to the elevation of 3000m but the Annapurna Base Camp trek will go beyond 3000m standing at the highest point which will be above 4100m. We suggest you choose Your travel insurance that covers up to 6000m which you will be covered for the entire trek and shouldn't be worried about evacuations or medical assistance costs. Before buying your insurance, your insurer should be aware of the Itinerary of Magic Expedition and Tours. If you are planning for trekking in the Himalayas, Your insurance should cover emergency air service Helicopter and should include all the medical expenses. The emergency helicopter service would be very costly so If you have your insurance done you wouldn’t be worried. Your travel insurance should cover the cancelation policy because if you have to cancel a paid trek due to weather conditions, They can cover this expense. You should double-check that it is included on the top of the standard hospitalization cover. Some of the Travel insurances that are recommended are:-

 

 

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