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Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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“The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek is the tranquil and best scenic base camp trek in the Himalayan world.”

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) (4,130m)  is commonly known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. This trek rewards you with a fine close-up view of mountains without the acclimatization problems. Although it has some long steps ascents and descents, the trekking trail to spectacular ABC completes in one week. Following the Annapurna Base Camp trekking route gradually uphill, we get to enjoy extensive views of Hiunchuli, Machhapurchre (Fishtail) and Annapurna South peaks.
                 
The Annapurna Base Camp trek offers you outstanding 360-degree panoramic views of the Annapurna ranges. The trek is going to be more pleasing on spring season as Gurans (Rhododendron flower) will make the whole forest colorful with red, pink and white. Nevertheless, it is possible to do the Annapurna Base Camp trek all year round.
                 
In Annapurna Base Camp there are tremendous views of the close-vertical south face of Annapurna I (world 10th highest mountain- 8,091m) standing above the sanctuary to the northwest. The ascent of this face in 1970 by an expedition led by Chris Bonington remains one of the most remarkable climbs of 8000 meters peak. Generally, the morning is the best time for the mountains views. Mountains seen from ABC are Tharpu Chuli (tent peak 5663m), Singu Chuli peak; 6501m, Hiunchuli; 6441m and South Annapurna; 7219m. On our way, we can observe the memorial Chorten (Buddhist stone monument) build in memory for well-known climber Anatoli Boukrev from Kazakh who died in 1997 by an avalanche. That is the main viewpoint where you will see prayer flags with different countries flags attached to them. On the left side of the way to Chorten, you will see shepherds' hut. Next, to that, you will see a flock of sheep in the evening. When you follow few minutes ahead of shepherds' hut you will see another stoned Chortens which are built for the memory of three Korean climbers; Park Young Seok, Shin Dong-Min and Kang Ki- Seok who lost their contact with the base camp team on 18th October 2011. Three minutes beyond the Korean memorial Chorten, you have a wonderful sight of Annapurna glacier view.
 
Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek
1. 360-degree view of the Annapurna ranges in including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhere, Gangapurna etc.
2. Experiencing the typical cultural Gurung village of Ghandruk and scenic with a close-up view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Fishtail.
3. Trekking trail goes through rich flora and fauna forests.

Itinerary

  • One night.
  • 3-star Hotel
Our office staff will pick you up from the Hotel and escort you to the tourist bus station. You will drive to Pokhara around 6/7hrs which is 200km from Kathmandu. A captivating valley set on the bank of Phewa Lake, Pokhara is also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (Fishtail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu which provides the perfect starting point for our trek. Overnight at the Hotel with BB.
  • 6 to 7 hours.
  • Guest House
Your ABC trek start from today after 3 hours drive from Pokhara to Kimche via Nayapul and Birethandi, a tourist check post. When you reach to Kimche, you have to walk about 2 hrs to reach the typical Gurung village, Ghandruk. Overnight at the teahouse.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House
After the breakfast, you will start your second-day trek to Chomrong village which is the last settlement to the gateway of Annapurna base camp trek. The trek starts by descending down from the Ghandruk village to the Kyuri Khola and then following the trail which leads to Kumrong Danda. On the way, you will pass through the terrace farm and bypassing another hill will take you to Gurjung which is the village of Gurung people, with an easy walk to Chomrong at an elevation of 2,170 m. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • 5 to 6 hours.
  • Guest House
Today the trail drops down to the Chhomrong Khola and again we continue climbing to Khuldighar- 2,380m, where ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area) check post used to be. As you go higher, you will notice the decreasing of the forest, from where the route travels steeply down to a rocky bank and then running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. We walk through bamboo, then rhododendron forests to the Himalayan Hotel (2920m). Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House
Today the trail climbs up to the Hinko Cave, Deurali and then Machhapuchhare Base Camp (which isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted). Since this trek is totally surrounded by mountains and known as the Annapurna Sanctuary trek. Two hours trek from Machhapuchhare Base Camp takes you to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at an elevation of 4,120m. There you will have unobstructed 360-degree views of the mountain, which is very spectacular and Pleasant. This is the last point of the ABC or Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest house
We follow the same trail down which drops by 1,700m to the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo at 2,345m where there are a few teahouse/lodges available to stay. Overnight stay at the teahouse.
  • 5 to 6 hours.
  • Guest House
We follow the same trail until Chommrong. Once we have passed Khuldighar there is an experimental sheep farm. The trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo fields. From Chomrong the trail descends very steeply to the Jhinu Danda. You will enjoy the natural hot spring which is also the treatment of different diseases related to skin. Overnight stay at a teahouse.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House
Our trek start from the right side of Modi Khola about 4.5 hrs to Birethanti which can be considered as one of the best and the most relaxing walks of the entire trek. We will reach to Nayapul and after an hour of the drive will take us back to Pokhara. In the evening, you will have a boating program on the Fewa lake and visit the Hindu Temple of Tal Bharai which is situated on the small island of Fewa Lake. Overnight at the Hotel with BB
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • 3-star hotel
After breakfast, you will return back to Kathmandu which is of 6/7 hours drive. You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto Chitwan jungle safari, rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, and scenic Everest flight, mountain biking, and other activities. Breakfast included Overnight at the Hotel with BB
  • 25 minutes
  • None
The trip concludes here. Our Sherpa Expedition and Trekking airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal. Breakfast included.

Services

WHAT’S INCLUDED
  • All airport pick-up & drop by private vehicle (international and domestic)
  • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant in Kathmandu
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS card)
  • English speaking, government licensed guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance
  • Twin/double sharing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek
  • First aid kit
  • Two nights hotel in Pokhara
  • Bus transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back Kathmandu.
  • An arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • trekking route maps
  • All necessary government taxes and service charges
  • Porter (For two person)
WHAT’S EXCLUDED
  • Your Nepal visa fees and 2 passport size photos
  • All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu
  • All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Food and accommodations in case of early arrivals from the trek or late departures from the airport
  • Your extra personal expenses during trek such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter etc)
  • Tips for the trekking crew
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control

Equipments

General

  • Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)
  •  Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neck warmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hand

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Center Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • wool Jackets or pullover
  • Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body 

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trouser
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Feet

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Socks liner
  • Light shoes and sneaker

First Aid Kits and Medicines

  • Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment
  • Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
  • Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to  bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous, but must useable

  • 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Best energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power Bank and music players 
  • Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

Good to Know

Accommodations

You will be staying at the 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara. During the trek, we provide you comfortable accommodation lodges run by local families. You may find some teahouses standard but most of the time you see a basic room normally has two beds, a mattress, and a pillow. The lodges during the trek generally have attached washroom, at a higher elevation, you must use a shared washroom. All accommodation is on twin sharing basis except in the high altitude where you have to adjust in dormitories. 

Meals and drinks during the trek

You will be served a BB plan on Kathmandu, Pokhara and authentic Nepalese food during the trek. All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner) included. You may not have a cuisine as per your desire but a teahouse of this trail offers you International cuisine as well (Tibetan, Indian, continental, etc.). After Sinuwa you will not be served any meat items and you are also not allowed to carry any meat items. We recommend you to use water purifying pills as you get to have stream water or else you can buy mineral water, remember that it cost 5 times expensive than in Kathmandu.

Best time to travel

ABC trek is done throughout the year, however, mid-September to November (autumn) and March to May (spring) are considered best seasons. During this season, it rewards grand spectacles of blooming rhododendron flowers. This trek offers you great opportunity to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region within a short period of time

Physical fitness

Doing a trek for 7 days straight inevitably is tiring and it certainly benefits to be fit, this does not mean you will end up being wonderfully mountain fit. So, do train beforehand, make sure you do regular exercise, but don’t overdo it. This will help you a lot even if you haven’t done any kind of hiking or trekking activities.

  • One night.
  • 3-star Hotel
Our office staff will pick you up from the Hotel and escort you to the tourist bus station. You will drive to Pokhara around 6/7hrs which is 200km from Kathmandu. A captivating valley set on the bank of Phewa Lake, Pokhara is also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (Fishtail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu which provides the perfect starting point for our trek. Overnight at the Hotel with BB.
  • 6 to 7 hours.
  • Guest House
Your ABC trek start from today after 3 hours drive from Pokhara to Kimche via Nayapul and Birethandi, a tourist check post. When you reach to Kimche, you have to walk about 2 hrs to reach the typical Gurung village, Ghandruk. Overnight at the teahouse.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House
After the breakfast, you will start your second-day trek to Chomrong village which is the last settlement to the gateway of Annapurna base camp trek. The trek starts by descending down from the Ghandruk village to the Kyuri Khola and then following the trail which leads to Kumrong Danda. On the way, you will pass through the terrace farm and bypassing another hill will take you to Gurjung which is the village of Gurung people, with an easy walk to Chomrong at an elevation of 2,170 m. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • 5 to 6 hours.
  • Guest House
Today the trail drops down to the Chhomrong Khola and again we continue climbing to Khuldighar- 2,380m, where ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area) check post used to be. As you go higher, you will notice the decreasing of the forest, from where the route travels steeply down to a rocky bank and then running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. We walk through bamboo, then rhododendron forests to the Himalayan Hotel (2920m). Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House
Today the trail climbs up to the Hinko Cave, Deurali and then Machhapuchhare Base Camp (which isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted). Since this trek is totally surrounded by mountains and known as the Annapurna Sanctuary trek. Two hours trek from Machhapuchhare Base Camp takes you to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at an elevation of 4,120m. There you will have unobstructed 360-degree views of the mountain, which is very spectacular and Pleasant. This is the last point of the ABC or Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest house
We follow the same trail down which drops by 1,700m to the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo at 2,345m where there are a few teahouse/lodges available to stay. Overnight stay at the teahouse.
  • 5 to 6 hours.
  • Guest House
We follow the same trail until Chommrong. Once we have passed Khuldighar there is an experimental sheep farm. The trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo fields. From Chomrong the trail descends very steeply to the Jhinu Danda. You will enjoy the natural hot spring which is also the treatment of different diseases related to skin. Overnight stay at a teahouse.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House
Our trek start from the right side of Modi Khola about 4.5 hrs to Birethanti which can be considered as one of the best and the most relaxing walks of the entire trek. We will reach to Nayapul and after an hour of the drive will take us back to Pokhara. In the evening, you will have a boating program on the Fewa lake and visit the Hindu Temple of Tal Bharai which is situated on the small island of Fewa Lake. Overnight at the Hotel with BB
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • 3-star hotel
After breakfast, you will return back to Kathmandu which is of 6/7 hours drive. You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto Chitwan jungle safari, rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, and scenic Everest flight, mountain biking, and other activities. Breakfast included Overnight at the Hotel with BB
  • 25 minutes
  • None
The trip concludes here. Our Sherpa Expedition and Trekking airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal. Breakfast included.
WHAT’S INCLUDED
  • All airport pick-up & drop by private vehicle (international and domestic)
  • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant in Kathmandu
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS card)
  • English speaking, government licensed guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance
  • Twin/double sharing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek
  • First aid kit
  • Two nights hotel in Pokhara
  • Bus transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back Kathmandu.
  • An arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • trekking route maps
  • All necessary government taxes and service charges
  • Porter (For two person)
WHAT’S EXCLUDED
  • Your Nepal visa fees and 2 passport size photos
  • All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu
  • All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Food and accommodations in case of early arrivals from the trek or late departures from the airport
  • Your extra personal expenses during trek such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter etc)
  • Tips for the trekking crew
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control

General

  • Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)
  •  Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neck warmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hand

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Center Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • wool Jackets or pullover
  • Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body 

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trouser
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Feet

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Socks liner
  • Light shoes and sneaker

First Aid Kits and Medicines

  • Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment
  • Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
  • Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to  bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous, but must useable

  • 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Best energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power Bank and music players 
  • Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

Accommodations

You will be staying at the 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara. During the trek, we provide you comfortable accommodation lodges run by local families. You may find some teahouses standard but most of the time you see a basic room normally has two beds, a mattress, and a pillow. The lodges during the trek generally have attached washroom, at a higher elevation, you must use a shared washroom. All accommodation is on twin sharing basis except in the high altitude where you have to adjust in dormitories. 

Meals and drinks during the trek

You will be served a BB plan on Kathmandu, Pokhara and authentic Nepalese food during the trek. All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner) included. You may not have a cuisine as per your desire but a teahouse of this trail offers you International cuisine as well (Tibetan, Indian, continental, etc.). After Sinuwa you will not be served any meat items and you are also not allowed to carry any meat items. We recommend you to use water purifying pills as you get to have stream water or else you can buy mineral water, remember that it cost 5 times expensive than in Kathmandu.

Best time to travel

ABC trek is done throughout the year, however, mid-September to November (autumn) and March to May (spring) are considered best seasons. During this season, it rewards grand spectacles of blooming rhododendron flowers. This trek offers you great opportunity to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region within a short period of time

Physical fitness

Doing a trek for 7 days straight inevitably is tiring and it certainly benefits to be fit, this does not mean you will end up being wonderfully mountain fit. So, do train beforehand, make sure you do regular exercise, but don’t overdo it. This will help you a lot even if you haven’t done any kind of hiking or trekking activities.

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Duration
Duration
10 days
Season
Season
Autumn/Spring
Region
Region
Annapurna
Grade
Grade
Medium
Altitude
Altitude
4130
Walking
Walking
5-6 hours
Accommodation
Accommodation
Hotel/Tea house
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