ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK 11 DAYS

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destination Annapurna
duration 11 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Annapurna
max altitude 4,130m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hours
accommodation Hotel/Teahouse
season All season

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 1,290
Pax 2 USD 1,250
Pax 3 USD 1,190
Pax 4 to 6 USD 1,150
Pax 7 to 12 USD 1,090
Pax 13 to 18 USD 1,050
Pax 19 to 24 USD 990
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ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK 11 DAYS

The 11 day Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks and destinations in Nepal and will take you into the protected Annapurna Conservation Area with its beautiful scenery and will give you an opportunity to experience the intriguing lifestyles of the Gurung culture and villages in this area. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC) (4130m), also referred to as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek offers in-your-face views of enormous mountain ranges and peaks, including Hiunchuli, Machapuchare (Fishtail) and Annapurna South.

The best time for this trek is in spring when the rhododendron forests (Nepal’s national flower) are in full blossom (red, pink & white). However, this trek can be undertaken at any time of the year. Some of the  peaks you will see are:  Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.), Mt. Annapurna III (7555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Annapurna south (7219m), Tharpu Chuli (5663m), Singu Chuli (6501m), Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Machapuchare (6998m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m) and Tukuche Peak (6920m). This region is famous for its Tibetan Buddhist presence that is obvious by the abundant chortens (Buddhist stone monuments), and colorful Tibetan prayer flags fluttering in the wind along the trail. You will see yaks grazing in high alpine pastures, trek through bamboo forests and view the typical Tibetan style architecture in the villages.

Your breathtaking adventure begins at Kathmandu from where you will travel by bus to Pokhara and on then to Ghandruk where we begin by trekking alongside the Modi Khola River just below and terraced rice fields directly above us. The next village we arrive at is Chomrong (2170m). The following day we head to Bamboo/Himalaya Lodge. We then continue on to Deurali, Machapuchare Base Camp (MBC) on our way to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). We then head back to Bamboo, Jhinu Danda and Nayapul from where we take a bus back to Pokhara.

Sherpa Expediton Teams have an excellent reputation in the trekking business and will take care of all permits (required in this region), accommodation and meals on this trek to ABC.

ITINERARY

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on your arrival at Kathmandu, you will be met by a representative from Sherpa Expedition Teams and taken to your hotel in Kathmandu’s tourist hub, Thamel. You will have time to spare and can explore this vibrant area of Kathmandu where there are many restaurants, cafes and places to purchase any equipment you need on this trek. You will also be briefed on what to expect on the trail.

We will take an early morning flight to Pokhara. On the flight you will get glimpses of the enormous Himalayan Massif. From Pokhara we drive for about 1.5 hours to Nayapul from where our trek begins. We pass through Birethanti and then on to the predominantly Gurung town of Ghandruk where we will stay overnight.

Our second day on the trail takes us to Chomrong Village which is the last village before entering the region and gateway to Annapurna Base Camp. The trail descends from Ghandruk to the Kyuri Khola (river) and then to Kimrong Danda. We will trek through terraced farmlands before coming to the Gurung village of Chomrong (2170m).

This morning we plod down 2500 stone steps and then cross the bridge above the Chomrong Khola before climbing up to Sinuwa Village. The next section of the trail takes us through a forest and on to Khuldighar before a relatively easy descent to Bamboo Village.

We begin today by trekking through a bamboo forest and gradually head higher with some parts of the trail quite steep. After reaching Himalaya Hotel/Deurali the trail emerges from the forest and we have views of the icy - cold river below us. We then have a steep climb through more forest before arriving at Hinku Cave. The trail once again heads down to the river before ascending once more to Deurali. The vegetation is sparser here and allows some fantastic views as we look down to the valley and river below, and the vertical cliffs above us with waterfalls cascading down.

This morning we trek across a riverbed and then on a steep trail from Bagar to Machapuchare Base Camp. From Machapuchare Base Camp we will have some breathtaking views of Mt. Machapuchare, Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna. The vegetation is sparse as we ascend to ABC. From here we have further breathtaking views of the close to vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us. The Annapurna sanctuary has amazing 360-degree panoramic views and we can clearly see Mt. Machapuchare, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other snow-capped peaks.

On leaving Annapurna Base Camp we retrace our steps on the trail back to Bamboo. Luckily the trail is nearly all downhill that makes is easier to traverse. On the downhill trail, we can look out over an unbelievable landscape before arriving at Bamboo Village.

This morning we head out on the trail from Bamboo and after a short ascent arrive at Sinuwa Village (2320m) and then Chomrong Village. We will take a short break at Chomrong before heading uphill and then we descend to Jhinu Danda. This is an enjoyable and relaxing time to sit back and relax those aching muscles in the therapeutic hot spring situated just below the Modi River.

This morning we follow the trail for six hours until we arrive at Nayapul from where we take a bus back to Pokhara. This leg of the trip, by bus, will allow you to soak up this magnificent mountain scenery. We will stay at Pokhara tonight.

Today we can choose to fly or take a 6 to 7-hour bus trip back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu, you will be taken to your hotel. 

Today a representative from Sherpa Expedition Teams will drop you off at the airport at least three hours prior to your scheduled departure. We look forward to hearing from you and would welcome some feedback on your experience on this trek. We would love to hear from you when you next visit Nepal on another great mountain adventure. Feel free to contact us at anytime to plan your return to this amazing country.

SERVICES

Cost Included In Your Package

  • Airport pick up and drop by private car/jeep
  • Two night’s standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • One night standard twin sharing Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • 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 mountains during the trek.
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-shirt
  • Private transportation from Pokhara - Nayapul - Pokhara.
  • Both-way flight fare from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu.
  • An arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • All necessary government taxes and service charges
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.

Costs Exclude

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu & Pokhara - lunch, and dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
  • Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic, soup, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cocoa, mineral water, extra food, cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the tea houses)
  • All desserts & sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging at the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)
  • NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. is nonrefundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

EQUIPMENTS

The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.

General

  • All season sleeping bag and down Jacket (we can provide if you need it,  but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag ( Sherpa Expedition & Trekking provide duffle bag during the trek but has to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (a must-have for morning and evenings above 3,000m)
  • Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyewear

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

Hands

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

Upper Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal tops
  • wool jacket or pullover
  • Sports bras for women and girls
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body

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

Footwear

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Sock liners
  • Light shoes and sneakers
  • First Aid Kits and Medicines
  • Assorted adhesive bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment cream or similar
  • Insect / anti-itch ointment
  • Ibuprofen or 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 you bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous - but must useful on the trek

  • 4  passport size photos with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because in case you want to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included toilet paper, plastic bags, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Quality energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power bank and music players 
  • Camera (memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at lodges/ teahouses. You may find comfort and better quality teahouses - having attached bathroom at lower levels- until you reach higher elevations, where the accommodation is more basic with bare necessities. 

Meals during the trek

 In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of these regions is potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew and Tibetan bread. Sherpa’s’ started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.

Transportation

We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We use public transportation or local buses during the trek. 

Physical fitness

This can be a challenging trek where you often have to walk 6-7 hours a day. You don’t need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus! We have met people from all walks of life, shapes and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake. 

Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your trek!

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The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that takes you to the base camp of Mount Annapurna, one of the highest peaks in the world. It offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna range and allows you to experience the unique culture and hospitality of the local communities.

The duration of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek can vary depending on the specific itinerary and trekking agency. Typically, it takes around 5-14 days to complete the trek. This includes the trekking days and acclimatization/rest days.

The best time to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer pleasant weather, clear skies, and favorable trekking conditions. However, the trek can be done throughout the year, with the exception of the monsoon season (June to August) when the trail can be muddy and prone to landslides.

Yes, you will need a TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card and an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is considered to be a moderately challenging trek. It involves walking for several hours each day on varied terrain, including uphill and downhill sections. A reasonable level of fitness and prior trekking experience are recommended.

The maximum altitude reached during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is Annapurna Base Camp, which stands at an elevation of 4,130 meters (13,550 feet).

Accommodation during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is usually in basic teahouses or lodges along the trail. These provide simple rooms with shared facilities. As for food, you can expect to find a variety of Nepali and international dishes, including dal bhat (rice and lentil soup), momo (dumplings), and noodles.

While it is not mandatory to hire a guide for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, it is highly recommended, especially if you are not familiar with the area or have limited trekking experience. A guide can provide valuable insights, help with navigation, and ensure your safety throughout the trek.

Some essential items to pack for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek include sturdy trekking shoes, warm clothing, a good-quality backpack, a sleeping bag, a water bottle, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a first aid kit.

Yes, it is possible to combine the Annapurna Base Camp Trek with other treks in the Annapurna region, such as the Poon Hill Trek or the Mardi Himal Trek. This allows you to explore more of the stunning landscapes and cultural diversity of the area.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 1,290
Pax 2 USD 1,250
Pax 3 USD 1,190
Pax 4 to 6 USD 1,150
Pax 7 to 12 USD 1,090
Pax 13 to 18 USD 1,050
Pax 19 to 24 USD 990
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts
  • 24/7 Customer Support

All Inclusive Cost

USD 1,150

Per Person

BOOK NOW QUICK ENQUIRY

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