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Annapurna Base Camp Trek- 13 Days

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Trip facts

Destination: Nepal

Name of Trail: ABC Trek

Duration: 13 days

Grade: Moderate

Maximum altitude: 4130m

Per Day walking: Approx. 5-6 hours

Trek Style: Tea house

Transportation: Flight/ Private Vehicle

Accommodation: Standard accommodation  in cities, tea house/ lodge during the trek

Activities: Trekking in Himalaya

Best Month:March - June & Sept - Dec

Overview

Annapurna Base Camp trek is possibly the most spectacular trekking trail of the world because enticing roughly 70,000 trekkers treks annually with its combination of natural and cultural highlights. Sitting at the altitude of 4,130m (13,549 ft), our journey to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna I - the destination of Annapurna Base Camp Trek - exposes us to a rich variety of natural sceneries with the precious chance to comprehend the rich cultural lives of the ethnic Gurung and Magar villages.

During the 13 days trekking in Annapurna Base Camp, not only  you will explore the foot of the 10th tallest mountain in the world (Annapurna I is 8,091m/26, 545ft tall), but also experience the culture that thrives in the picturesque setting of the Annapurna massif. This trek takes you to a tour of a living cultural museum that together with the Himalayan vistas. The trail passes through quaint villages, subtropical forests and rice terraces. Gradually ascend the mountain, the ABC trek features famous Himalayan mountains, including Dolpo, Dhaulagiri, Machhaapuchhre, Gangapurna and Annapurna I and III. Another highlight of the trip is the sunrise at the camp. There is no better way to wake up than the splendid view of sun rays painting the Himalayan peaks. It is no surprise that trekkers who trek the Annapurna region come back again and again to trek its wonderful trails.

For those who have short time see Annapurna base camp short trekAnnapurna base camp heli fly out trek and Annapurna base camp helicopter tour.

Best Season for trekking in Annapurna Base Camp 

Generally speaking, the ideal trekking season would be Spring (March – June) and Autumn (September – December). For Spring, with winter coming to an end, the sky getting clear and the mountain tips getting covered by snow, it is a good choice for Annapurna Circuit Trek. For hills above 3,500m, they would be all covered by snow as well. There may be short showers, yet most days are warm and sunny. For Autumn, after the monsoon and before the cold sets in, this period is perfect to trek if you are looking for a panoramic view of the mountains. The sky gets cloudless with lush plants shimmering under the gentle sunshine. Although the snow is less than that of the Spring season, it is the best time for the crystal clear view. The temperature is perfect as well – not scorching hot during the day and durably cool at night.

Annapurna Base Camp Treks 13 days is suitable for time-abundant travelers who wish to have a glimpse of the Annapurna massif. We also offer others treks of the Annapurna Region: 6-day Panchase Trek, 9-day Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

1. Enjoy the diversity of flora, fauna, and wildlife throughout your journey
2. Explore the Lush forest of rhododendrons and oaks
3. Explore breathtaking views of Mt Annapurna, Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) massif
4. Enjoy the natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda (1780/ 5480ft)

Annapurna Base Camp 13 days Trekking Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, and trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m)

Day 04: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m)

Day 05: Poon Hill Hike (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2540m)

Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Sinuwa

Day 07: Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali (3000m)

Day 08: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) through MBC

Day 09: Trek from ABC to Bamboo (2300m)

Day 10: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1780m)

Day 11: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Pokhara (823m)

Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 13: Departure

Note: We designed 14 days Annapurna Luxury trekking package. If you are searching for deluxe way to trek Annapurna base camp this can be your best choice. Stay at high-class hotels and use flight mediums to travel where possible. If you think to trek up to Annapurna base camp and return by Helicopter we have 08 days Annapurna base camp fly out trekking itinerary also.

Some of the Frequently Asked Questions of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

What is special about Annapurna?

Annapurna is the tenth-highest mountain in the world. Climbers claim that by 1924 he reached 28,150 feet (8,580 m) on Everest, but Annapurna became famous as the first peak over 26,000 feet (8,000 m) in 1950.

What is best time to trek to Annapurna Base Camp?

The best times to trek to Annapurna Base Camp are February, March, April and May before the monsoons. If you want to trek after the monsoon, we recommend trekking in late September, October, November and December. Early September is also an option, but the above months are recommended.

How long does it take to climb Annapurna from Base Camp?

The trek to Annapurna Base Camp is accessible from multiple trailheads and takes between 6 and 12 days to complete, depending on the route.

What is the difference between Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna circuit?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek has a maximum elevation of about 13780 feet, while the Annapurna Circuit Trek reaches over 17770 feet. So you can see that there is almost a 4000 foot difference between the two hikes.

Is there mobile network in Annapurna Base Camp?

Yes, cellular networks can be found on the trekking trails of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Most of the small villages and trails have cellular coverage from either Ncell or NTC networks.

How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek with many obstacles. This hike is not too strenuous. There are some difficulties such as steep and steep trekking paths, walking on stone steps and walking continuously for 5-6 hours a day.

Is there snow fall in Annapurna Base Camp?

In winter, the mornings and evenings are freezing, but the days are very bright, with fog in the mornings, rain in the lowlands, and snowfall in the Himalayas. The whole area is covered with thick snow.

Is it safe to climb Annapurna?

The Annapurna Range itself is very dangerous, but the trek to Base Camp is much safer. This is mainly due to the relative ease of hiking. We set difficulty levels for all our expeditions and the trek to Annapurna Base Camp is level 3. However, you need to make sure you are physically fit enough for the climb.


Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome to Nepal

Namaste! Upon your arrival, we will welcome you at the international airport and transfer you to our hotel. Once you’re settled (relaxed and freshened up), we will take you to an authentic Nepali dinner. Where we can get to know each other better at the dining table while enjoying delicious food and setting clear expectations for each other regarding the rest of our days. This will also give you a more in-depth understanding of the upcoming trek.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Early morning drive through the beautiful Nepalese countryside to reach the Pokhara. You can have the chance to experience the serenity of the less traveled places in Nepal and to have a glimpse of the quaint villages along the way. Pokhara is a scenic and leisure hub where you can sit back and enjoy yourself beside the beautiful Fewa lake. Enjoy your own time after the long ride and rest overnight at the hotel.

Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedunga

After breakfast, we will meet and greet the porter and guide team, who will fully support and assist us throughout the trek. Then, we will leave the leisure city Pokhara, driving 1 hour to Nayapul - the starting point of our trek. Nayapul is a small town filled with shops selling trekking equipment. You may do your last-minute shopping here, for our trek will start right afterward. Trekking for 1 hour, we reach Birethanti, a small village at the foot of Modi Khola Valley. After crossing some suspension bridges and climbing a relative amount of steps, we reach Tikhedhunga. The trek for today is approximately 4 hours. Rest overnight at the teahouse of Tikhedhunga.

 Day 04: Trek from Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2850m)

After breakfast, we will prepare for the moderately demanding uphill trek, starting with the steep and timely ascend on the stone steps to Ulleri village. Although a bit challenging, the trek includes amazing natural scenery and the Himalayan panorama. Traveling through the breathtaking rhododendron and oak forests, the sublimation nature offers, will give you the strength to climb up these steps and immerse you to keep going on. After 7 hours of walking with several breaks in between, we will reach Ghorepani. Take a rest at the teahouse and enjoy the fantastic views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range.

Day 05: Poon Hill Hike and trek to Tadapani

Before dawn, we will start hiking for 40 minutes up Poon hill (3210m/10530ft) for the splendid sunrise. As one of the highlights of our trek, Poon Hill offers the promise of the stunning natural scenery of the rhododendron forest, followed by the unobstructed sunrise over the high Himalayas and the panorama from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and to Manasalu. After that, we will go back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue the trek to Tadapani. Along the path, there are shrines and memorials and for sure, more pleasant rhododendron flowers. Take a good rest at Tadapani after the 7-hour walk.

Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Sinuwa

Before dawn, we will start hiking for 40 minutes up Poon hill (3210m/10530ft) for the splendid sunrise. As one of the highlights of our trek, Poon Hill offers the promise of the stunning natural scenery of the rhododendron forest, followed by the unobstructed sunrise over the high Himalayas and the panorama from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and to Manasalu. After that, we will go back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue the trek to Tadapani. Along the path, there are shrines and memorials and for sure, more pleasant rhododendron flowers. Take a good rest at Tadapani after the 7-hour walk.

Day 07: Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali

After breakfast, we will trek leave for Sinuwa, and walk along the upper Modi Khola valley. The trek is relatively physically demanding, as most of the time it is walking uphill. After lunch, we will continue our trek to Bamboo through an uninhabited forest area, and then to Dovan. The route climbs up to Himalaya Hotel (2840m). On the way, we can explore the Hinku cave, where the trail crosses a ravine and a major avalanche track. After about 6 hours, we will reach Deurali (3,000m/9,840 ft) for an overnight stay.

Day 08: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp through MBC

After breakfast, we will head to the serene sanctuary of the Annapurna Base Camp for an overnight stay. Leaving Deurali, we will walk through the river bed, followed by an ascend for a few hours. We will stop at Machhapuchhre Base Camp, where you can capture the best sight of the stunning Machhapuchhre, together with other mountains like Annapurna South, Annapurna I and III, as well as Gangapurna. If people experience any high altitude sickness, we can choose to stay at the lounge there for safety concerns. Or else, we will continue our journey to the ABC through a few roofless shepherd's huts alongside a moraine. Be prepared as this area is often windy and snowbound, yet the sight of the south face of Annapurna is truly rewarding. After walking for about 6 hours, we will reach the ABC, where you will be surrounded by the panorama of the snow-capped Himalayas. From the base camp, you can enjoy the unobstructed view of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, and other peaks. Take your time to explore and relax at the base camp as per your interest.

Day 09: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo

Waking up early in the morning, we will go and catch the glimpse of sunrise - watching the fireball gradually rises over Mt Annapurna I is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. After the therapeutic scene, we will go back to the trail all, descending for 5 hours to Bamboo. Enjoy the memorable scenery and stay overnight at the teahouse.

Day 10: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda

After breakfast, we will set foot from Bamboo for an uphill hike to Khuldi Ghar and return to Sinuwa, followed by some stone steps to Chhomrong. After lunch, the trek will steeply descend towards Jhinu Danda, our destination. You may have a chance to visit a natural hot spring down to the stream, enjoy the hot bath and refresh yourself after the 6-hour walk.

Day 11: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul

Be mentally prepared for the long journey. After breakfast, we will walk alongside the Modi River to Landruk village for a short break. Then, the downhill path will lead us back to Syauli Bazaar. The trek to Nayapul is easy and the view is pleasant. After trekking for 7 hours, our trekking journey ends at Nayapul - congratulations! We then drive 1 hour back to Pokhara. Take rest and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Early morning after breakfast, We will do a scenic drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. On the way, we will see green Hill stations, Mountain views, The highway covered with green forest and hills, the local Dhaba which provides the local Nepali foods, the rural lifestyle which is attached to the highways, the rivers which are also among the fastest rivers in the world and many more  

Day 13: Departure

We will serve you breakfast in the morning. If your flight is planned for the morning. By your travel plans, Our team member will go to drop you at the Airport(In a private vehicle). If your flight is in the evening, you may go shopping and pick up some souvenirs for your loved ones, or you can just hang around Kathmandu city. Additionally, if you wish to stay in Nepal for a few extra days, we can set up some of the best adventure activities there.

Cost info

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Cost includes

  • Everything you need actually
  • Airport Pickup & Drop with Private Vehicle
  • Star  accommodations with  breakfast in city
  • Tea house - during trek
  • Meals 3 times a day during trekking
  • All transportation including KTM-Pokhara trip on Tourist Bus, Pokhara-Nayapool on private car
  • Trekking Permit and TIMS card
  • Local trek guide and a Sherpa porter (salary, insurance, equipment, flights, food and lodging) one porter is provided for two people
  • Certificates
  • Comprehensive medical kit, Travel and rescue arrangement
  • Government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal VISA fees
  • Travel Insurance & Rescue Management,
  • Trekking equipments
  • Additional potter
  • Personal expenses, Tips and Shopping Cost

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