Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Surrounded by spectacular vistas and rhododendron forests, which give way to bamboo groves, you will encounter the marvelous culture of the people, with a mix of Aryan and Mongoloid people, on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The Annapurna Himal lies between the Kali Gandaki and Marsyangdi river valley, forming a solid, mountain bastion. It spans a total of 40 miles and incorporates twelve peaks that are higher than 7000m.

Annapurna Trek Overview

Day-1: Arrive Kathmandu

Day-2: Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day-3: Kathmandu - Pokhara.

Day-4: Drive: Pokhara - Nayapul & Trek to Ghorepani ( 2774).

Day-5: Ghorepani - Tadapani

Day-6: Tadapani - Chhomrung.

Day-7: Chhomrung - Himalaya Hotel Proceed to Kuldi Ghar 2 ½ to3 hrs.

Day-8: Annapurna South Base Camp

Day-9: Machhapuchhre Base Camp or Annapurna south Glacier basin ( 3,858m)

Day-10: Annapurna Base Camp - Dovan

Day-11: Dovan - Modi Khola

Day-12: Modi Khola - Dhampus

Day-13: Dhampus - Pokhara

Day-14: Morning flight to Kathmandu.

Day-15: Final Departure experience.

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp Detailed Itinerary

Day-1: Kathmandu
Kathmandu overnight at the Hotel

Day-2: Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu and some preparations for the climb.

Day-3: Kathmandu - Pokhara.
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Hotel Overnight.

Day-4: Drive: Pokhara - Nayapul & Trek to Ghorepani (2774m).
The trail ascends a steep stone staircase to Ulleri village then more pleasantly through rhododendron forest. There is a hut with water and a small camp site about 1 hr. above Ulleri, and further on the stream is followed, providing water for a meal stop. Arrive at the top of the Ghorepani pass and camp there.

Day-5: Ghorepani - Tadapani
Spend the day walking through the magnificent stand of giant rhododendrons and taking in the breathtaking scenery.

Day-6: Tadapani - Chhomrung.
Dropping down from Tadapani Ghandgung offers good views of the upper Modi valley. The route starts the long ascent high above the west bank of the Modi Khola. The village of Chhomrong lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli.

Day-7: Chhomrung - Himalaya Hotel
Proceed to Kuldi Ghar 2½ to 3 hrs. There is a clearing in the forest a little further on. From there the route goes very steeply down a bank of rock and then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, while we keep to the west side of the river. We pass the pasture of Tomo, and then the very neck of the gorge at pantheon Barah, where there is a small trail and a shrine. Then the track climbs to Himalaya hotel at the camp site.

Day-8: Annapurna South Base Camp Visit
We continue up the broad grassy path for about 1½hr and then climb on to the lateral moraine and down the other side on to the glacier. Walking up the bed of the glacier is safe and quite easy and the British Expedition Base Camp is reached after another 1½hr.Base camp is at 4,237 m. The trip is best done from the lower camp, carrying only lunch, and the best views are probably obtained from the crest of the moraine, which may have been cut by the glacier flowing down from Himal Chuli to the north.

Day-9: Machhapuchhre Base Camp or Annapurna south Glacier basin ( 3,858m)
The track remains on the west bank of the Modi, now flowing through a more open valley, and eventually emerges into the Sanctuary. Straight ahead is the high lateral moraine of the south Annapurna glacier and the Modi follows a deep cliff to the right. This is the site of Machhapuchhre base camp and one can either camp here or continue northwest, staying above the glacial moraine.

Day-10: Annapurna Base Camp - Dovan
Ascend for an hour to Annapurna Base Camp and then descent and follow the same route to a pleasant camp spot at Dovan

Day-11: Dovan - Modi Khola
Once we have passed Khuldi Bikas where there is an experimental sheep farm, the trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo fields. After Chhomorung the trail continues steeply up stony steps to Kabre Chautara and soon after the trail to Landrung leaves the Ghandrung path dropping away towards the river.

Day-12: Modi Khola - Dhampus
Walk towards the easy way down to the Gurung village, Landrung. Then all the way down to Dhampus.

Day-13: Dhampus - Pokhara
All the way down to Pokhara via Phedi, then drive to Pokhara. Hotel in Pokhara.

Day-14: Morning flight to Kathmandu.

Day-15: Final Departure

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Annapurna Base Camp

Nepal Visa Information

Tourist entry visas can be obtained for the following duration from Nepal Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad, or at the following entry points in Nepal:

Tribhuvan International Airport,
Kathmandu Kakarvitta,
Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Parsa (Central Nepal)
Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal

Tourist Visa Fees Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Duration 15 Days
Best time April to October
Sleeping Hotels and Tents
Altitude 4237m

Nepal Visa Information

Trek Grade: 2CFP
Very long days with steep paths, boulders, rock and ice. Glaciers and snow will be encountered at high altitude. Increased presence of rocky glacial moraines and ice ridges. Climb entails some technical sections where ropes, crampons and ice picks may be needed. No prior Technical experience is helpful but not required. Snow gullies and ridges of around 45 degrees. Altitudes up to 6000m. High risk of altitude sickness.

Good cardio vascular fitness is needed with weight and circuit training and running. Lots of hill cycling. Backpacks will weight about 4-5kg and contain water, camera and essentials. Cycle weight loss in the region of 4kg.

Fully Portered

Dates and Costs

All of these treks are arranged on a private basis. Costs vary based on the number of people.

For current prices

Trek to Annapurna

Price includes
Local English speaking guide
Private transfers
Entrance fees
Flight: Kathmandu - Pokhara. Jomson - Pokhara - Kathmandu
Park fees and climbing permits Trekking arrangement, including all camping equipment and tents
Tent, Dinning Tent, Toilet Tent, Tables, Chairs, Mattresses, Hot Water Bags etc.
All meals while trekking
Hotel in Kathmandu (twin sharing, including breakfast).
One full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley (for Kathmandu joining)
All ground transfer as per our itinerary
Dinner with Nepalese Cultural program (for Kathmandu joining)

Prices excludes
International flights
Required airport taxes
Visa's and vaccinations
Porters tips
Items of clothing, sleeping bags and miscellaneous drinks, etc.
Airport Taxes (see below)
Extra expenses and/or additional days caused due to unexpected events (delays, porterage because of land slides and other natural events.)

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