ANNAPURNA NORTH BASE CAMP TREK

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destination Annapurna
duration 14 Days
grade High Advance
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Annapurna
max altitude 4,050m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hours
accommodation Hotel/Teahouse
season All season

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No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 1,790
Pax 2 USD 1,690
Pax 3 USD 1,590
Pax 4 to 6 USD 1,490
Pax 7 to 12 USD 1,390
Pax 13 to 18 USD 1,290
Pax 19 to 24 USD 1,190
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ANNAPURNA NORTH BASE CAMP TREK

Be one of the first to literally go where few people have been before! 

This trekking route is less than a year old and was only explored by the Annapurna Rural municipality (ARM) in 2019. This is a new and exciting destination in the Annapurna Ranges that is a full-on escape to a seldom visited region. Annapurna North Base Camp sits at an altitude of 4190 meters.

The region has not been exposed to many trekkers, so you will not find too many tea houses and lodges, but will alternatively sleep in tents in the region of Mt. Annapurna 1 (8091m), the world’s tenth highest mountain and most dangerous for climbers.

The Annapurna North Base Camp trek begins in Lete and takes around seven days return. There are some difficult parts of the trek, especially in poor weather. One of these places is where we cross the Miristi Khola (river). If the water level is too high and we are unable to cross the bridge, then we have to find an alternative way across the river. The second difficult part of the trail is when we cross a steep pass.
This is an area well known for Yarshagumba, a rare and unique herb that grows in the meadows above 3500 meters. It is a remedy for tiredness, chronic cough and asthma, impotence, debility, anemia, to build the bone marrow. It is said to be the most valuable commodity in the region at around $100,000 per kilo. 

On the trail, you will be mesmerized by the impressive views of Nilgiri Himal (7061m), Tilicho Peak (7134m), Mt Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Annapurna 1 (8091m). Interspersed among the mountains are rich blue alpine lakes.  

Highlights of the Annapurna North Base Camp Trek.

  • Trek to the newest destination in Nepal along new trails.
  • Spectacular views of some huge snow-covered peaks.
  • Rugged and exposed terrain.
  • Visit the lakeside city of Pokhara with its majestic views of Machapuchare. 
  • Bath in the hot springs at Tatopani.

ITINERARY

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Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met by a Sherpa Expedition & Trekking representative, and taken to your hotel. After checking in at the hotel, you will be briefed on what to expect on your trek to Annapurna North Base Camp Trek. 

Our journey begins with a 6-7 hour drive toward the Pokhara Valley and its beautiful Phewa Tal (lake) and then checking in to your hotel close to Phewa Tal. There is plenty to see and do along Lakeside with its many shops, bars, and restaurants to choose from.

Today we drive from Pokhara for 114.9km along the Baglung Highway to reach Ghasa in the Mustang District of Gandaki Pradesh Province.

After a good breakfast, we begin our trek to River camp. The route mostly consists of flat and gentle trails, making the walk smooth and easy. Overnight at Tent camp.

After a good breakfast, we begin our trek to Jungle camp. Today’s trek is about five to six hours. overnight at Tent Camp.

Miristi Khola is a river that feeds into the Kali Gandaki River just above Tatopani Village.

Annapurna North Base Camp is in a high desolate location with views over glaciers and soaring peaks.

After a good breakfast, we begin our trek to Miristi Khola. Today’s trek is about five to six hours. overnight at Tent Camp.

After a good breakfast, we begin our trek to Jungle camp. Today’s trek is about four to five hours. overnight at Tent Camp.

Lete is a small village encompassed by the mountains Dhawalagiri, Annapurna and Nilgiri in the Mustang District.

Tatopani (meaning tato/hot, pani/water in Nepali) is well known for its therapeutic hot pools on the banks of the Kaligandaki River, and a place for trekkers to rest their weary tired bodies after trekking through the mountains. The majority of its inhabitants are ethnic Sherpa and Tamang.

After breakfast, we drive from Tatopani to Pokhara by bus/ jeep, which takes about 6 hours. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Today we head back on a 6 to 7 hour drive to Kathmandu with many fond memories of Nepal and its unique culture and geography. These memories will last a lifetime!

Sherpa Expeditions & Trekking staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure from Nepal. We hope that this epic trek will be firmly ingrained in your memory and will be enough to prompt you to consider your next trek with us!

SERVICES

Costs included in your package.

  • Airport picks up and transports by private Car/Jeep.
  • Two night’s standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Two night’s standard twin sharing Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit every evening after dinner.
  • Trekking Lodge (Tea House) /Tent camp accommodation during the trek.
  • All necessary paperwork including Annapurna conservation area Permit and TIMS Card fees.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu transportations by Tourist Bus
  • Pokhara to Ghasa and Tatopani To Pokhara transportation by Bus
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
  • 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
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Trip achievement certificate after successful trip completion.
  • 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.
  • Assistant guide for groups of 8 or more people.

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 not find comfort and better quality teahouses - without the attached bathroom at 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 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 North Base Camp Trek is a scenic and less crowded trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It takes you to the base camp of Annapurna I (8,091m), one of the world's highest peaks. The trek offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, diverse landscapes, and rich cultural experiences.

The duration of the Annapurna North Base Camp Trek can vary depending on the specific itinerary and your fitness level. Generally, it takes around 12-16 days to complete the trek. This includes trekking through beautiful villages, forests, and terraced fields, as well as acclimatization days and reaching the base camp.

The Annapurna North Base Camp Trek is considered a moderately challenging trek. It involves some uphill and downhill sections, rocky and uneven trails, and high altitude. Prior trekking experience and a good level of fitness are recommended. However, compared to other treks in the Annapurna region, it is less strenuous.

The best time to do the Annapurna North Base Camp Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer clear skies, moderate temperatures, and stable weather conditions. The winter months (December to February) can be extremely cold, and the monsoon season (June to August) brings heavy rainfall and less favorable trekking conditions.

Yes, you will need permits to do the Annapurna North Base Camp Trek. The trek falls within the Annapurna Conservation Area, so you will need to obtain the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card. These permits can be obtained through a registered trekking agency in Nepal.

While it is not mandatory to hire a guide and porter for the Annapurna North Base Camp Trek, it is highly recommended, especially if you have limited trekking experience. A guide can provide valuable information about the trail, ensure your safety, and assist with navigation. A porter can carry your heavy backpack, allowing you to trek with less weight and conserve energy.

Accommodation during the Annapurna North Base Camp Trek is mostly in teahouses or guesthouses along the trail. These provide basic rooms with shared facilities such as bathrooms and toilets. The teahouses also serve meals, including local and basic international cuisine. As you get closer to the base camp, the accommodation options may become more basic, and camping may be required.

The Annapurna North Base Camp Trek involves trekking to high altitudes, including the base camp at around 4,130 meters. Therefore, there is a risk of altitude sickness. It is important to acclimatize properly by taking rest days, drinking plenty of water, and ascending gradually. If you experience any symptoms of altitude sickness, it is crucial to descend to a lower altitude and seek medical attention if necessary.

While it is possible to do the Annapurna North Base Camp Trek solo, it is recommended to have prior trekking experience and knowledge of the region and its challenges. Hiring a guide and porter can provide additional safety and support, especially in case of any emergencies. It is also important to have the necessary trekking gear and equipment for a safe and comfortable journey.

Some essential items to pack for the Annapurna North Base Camp Trek include trekking boots, warm and layered clothing, a down jacket, a hat, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, a water bottle, a first aid kit, trekking poles, a good quality backpack, a sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures, and a headlamp. It is also advisable to carry some snacks, water purification tablets, and cash, as ATM facilities may be limited along the trail. Additionally, consult with your guide or trekking agency for any specific equipment requirements.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 1,790
Pax 2 USD 1,690
Pax 3 USD 1,590
Pax 4 to 6 USD 1,490
Pax 7 to 12 USD 1,390
Pax 13 to 18 USD 1,290
Pax 19 to 24 USD 1,190
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts
  • 24/7 Customer Support

All Inclusive Cost

USD 1,490

Per Person

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Daphene M Willis

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October 12, 2023

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I had the privilege of embarking on a remarkable trek to Annapurna North Base Camp with Sherpa Expedition. This trekking company's dedication to customer satisfaction and their exceptional team made this journey truly unforgettable. The friendly and knowledgeable guide provided valuable insights into the local culture and natural wonders, making each step of the trek more meaningful. The helpful porter lightened our load and offered unwavering support, allowing us to focus on the stunning surroundings. The teahouses along the route offered warm hospitality and comfortable accommodations, creating a sense of community among fellow trekkers. The breathtaking views of the Annapurna range were a constant reminder of the beauty of nature and the power of human endurance. I strongly recommend Sherpa Expedition for their excellent service and a trekking experience filled with friendship and adventure.

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August 30, 2023

Journey of Endurance and Beauty with Sherpa Expedition

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We recently had the incredible opportunity to conquer Annapurna North Base Camp with Sherpa Expedition. This trekking company's commitment to excellence and their exceptional team made this journey one for the books. Our experienced guide provided valuable insights into the surrounding landscapes, flora, and fauna, making the trek both educational and awe-inspiring. The friendly and accommodating porter ensured our comfort throughout the journey, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the stunning beauty of the Annapurna region. The teahouses provided cozy accommodations and delicious meals, offering a warm respite after long days of trekking. The breathtaking views of the Annapurna range left us in awe and made all the efforts worthwhile. We highly recommend Sherpa Expedition for their excellent service and a trekking experience that will leave lasting memories.

Marge Rotella

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August 1, 2023

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starting with Sherpa Expedition, we embarked on an epic adventure to Annapurna North Base Camp. This trekking company's excellent reputation and expertise were evident from the start. Our journey was made even more memorable by the exceptional guide provided by Sherpa Expedition. Their extensive knowledge of the region, friendly demeanor, and ability to adapt to the needs of the group created a truly enriching experience. The helpful porter lightened our load and ensured our comfort throughout the trek. The teahouses along the way offered warm hospitality and delicious meals, providing a cozy retreat after a day of trekking. The awe-inspiring views of the Annapurna range made this journey one of a kind. We strongly recommend Sherpa Expedition for a well-organized and unforgettable trekking adventure.

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