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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Trip code
Package name Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
Duration 15
Max. elevation 4135.00 m
Level MODERATE
Transportation Private vehicles and Tourist bus (KTM-PKR-KTM)
Accomodation 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and in Pokhara and Lodge/Guest House during the trekking
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul-Tirkhedhunga-Ullery-Ghorepani-Poon Hill-Tadapani-Chomrong-Dovan-Machhapuchhre Base Camp-Annapurna Base Camp-Dovan-Jhinu Dana-Pokhara-Kathmandu
Cost USD 999 per person

Highlights

Overview

Trip Introduction: 15 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 2022/2023-the most picturesque, quaint and thrilling trekking trails in Nepal 

"within scenic Annapurna sanctuary and in the heart of world's tenth highest Mt. Annapurna"


The 15 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a pearl of an adventure. It is a heaven on earth in fact a treasure trove of awe-inspiring landscapes glorious mountain peaks and cultural diversity. 

Why is Annapurna Base Camp Trek so Popular? Why should I choose Annapurna Base camp for my trekking vacation in Nepal?

The 15 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is one of the most picturesque, quaint and thrilling trekking trails in Nepal. The Annapurna region is located in north-central Nepal and it stretches over 55-kilometers that comprises of the valleys, rivers and foothills. It nestles thirty peaks higher than 6,000 and 8 out of fourteen eight thousand high mountains can be sighted right here on this trek. This has always drawn adventurers from all over the world to be on a roller coaster of a trek that is limitless and perfect. Annapurna Base Camp Trek probably is one of the most popular trekking itineraries in Nepal. Though the journey up in the mountains can be tiring at times, but the rewards you get in terms of its panoramic views are priceless.

The 15 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Trail can be best attempted during the spring season. This is by far one of the best to see the unrivalled nature in its perfect bloom. You’re 15 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins from Nayapul. It is a thrilling drive of about 2 hrs from Pokhara, the trail leads you through to the fascinating traditional villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of Gurungs and Magar. We make our way through the dense rhododendron forest with towering snowy peaks in the background. The breath-taking view of an early morning sunrise at Poon Hill is mesmerizing. The rays of the first sunrays seep through shimmering gaps over the snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains. We continue the trail leaving the quaint cultural happening surrounding we enter the alpine circuit. A noticeable change in the landscapes becomes prominent as we tread past the Machhapuchhre Base Camp to finally reach the Annapurna Base Camp trekking destination. It is nature’s lively amphitheater adorned with some of the highest peaks in the world. The sightings of the ever-present Annapurna I (8090 m), Annapurna South (7222 m), the fishtail Machapuchhre (6993 m), and Hiunchuli (6441 m) blows you away. After cherishing and gathering memorable experiences at the Base Camp, we retrace back to Nayapul, this is where our fairy tale of an adventure comes to an end. If this is what you are looking for then come and join the people who share similar interests as you accompany them on the journey to the Himalayas. Trekking Planner Nepal takes you on a roller coaster of a trek in the terrains that goes up and down. Also you get to travel on one of the most sought high-altitude treks in Nepal with ease.

How difficult is  the Annapurna Base Camp trekking journey?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is not a difficult walk to look at it, but there are some challenges associated with this trek. Some common factors such as duration and distance of the trip, altitude sickness, preparedness, trekking season, can make the trekking journey hard at times. However with a little bit of physical endurance and good mental soundness it can be achieved. Be informed that this trekking circuit involves a lot of ups and down. As you go to the higher altitudes there is always a lack of oxygen during that can zap off your energy within minutes. But despite this it is one of the lower and easier treks. So at any given point of time if you are determined and have an average fitness level it is achievable. 

Is Annapurna Base Camp/Annapurna Sanctuary safe for trekking?

Yes, Annapurna Base Camp/Annapurna Sanctuary absolutely safe for Trekking. Be reminded though that trekking is an adventure sport that comes with seen and unforeseen risks. There are few instances where avalanches have occurred in these areas but it’s rare and with anticipation and preparedness it can be avoided. Besides this, Trekking Planners trek team is always well equipped to tackle with any kind of accidents if it occurs. The team always carries an oxymeter, blood pressure monitor, stretcher, oxygen cylinder, walkie talkies and a high-altitude medical kit. We take great care in designing our treks and itineraries to ensure safety on the trek prevails at all times.

Which is the best season to visit the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking region?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be attempted all-round the year. However if you want it to be quaint and less trafficked than do it in the summer or monsoon season with preparedness. In the summer/monsoon (June, July, and August), the temperature ranges between 19°C/66.2°F to 4°C/39.2°F which results in strong haze from the sun and heavy rainfall.

Ideally to get the best moods of nature and the weather we recommend you choose either autumn (fall) or spring to be at the Annapurna region. The average temperature ranges between 12-21 degrees Celsius. The trekking trails are also neither too wet nor too slippery. The days are generally long and warm while the nights are comparatively cooler. As the days are brighter it provides a great opportunity to witness the green cultivable fields, and the flora and fauna on the trails.

The winter months of December to February, is the time when drastic changes occur in Annapurna Base Camp trekking region. The temperature ranges between 9.3°C/48.74°F to -20°C/-4°F. The weather is extremely cold and unbearable and posing all sorts of difficulty for trekking. This is the time which is not preferred by most trekkers.

A final say on the 15 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is by far one of the best making your trekking journey fun filled with its symmetry of diverse landscapes. Annapurna base camp trekking trail is one of Nepal’s classic moderate treks which take you to the base of the tallest mountains. We know the ins and outs of this trekking trail due to our fleet of experienced guides. If you are with us we guarantee your safety if we are to traverse the avalanche occurring points and how to pass it safely. Besides that we provide you with various alternative trails to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. If you wish to try out other alternative treks we have an interesting ones such as; Khopra poon hill trekking, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, Mardi Himal Trek, Nar Phu Valley Trek and Annapurna Circuit Trekking. All these trekking trails are picturesque adventure bound and completely safe.

Optional activates in Kathmandu/Pokhara before or after Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 

We do have the best alternatives to choose from during your spare time within the scheduled time frame. It provides you with one of the best opportunities for you to unite with nature, traditional way of life and age old culture. Besides getting an insight into the Himalayan dwellers you can indulge in various activities. You get to visit; an old age home, ethnic cooking classes, attend a yoga session ,be at the orphanage or a community school. An exciting option to get a different perspective and a refreshing experience while trekking in Nepal

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)

Upon arrival at the International airport in the Kathmandu, you will be picked up by Dipak/our airport representative and transfer to the hotel. After the check, you will have a free afternoon to explore the area by yourself (if you need any assistance from us please let us know). Later in the after you will meet one of our office representative for a briefing about your tours, at that time if you have any question or and queries could ask with us and then walk to one of the Authentic Restaurant for welcome dinner. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Included accommodation on in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (welcome Dinner)

Day 2 : Full day in Kathmandu

Today you have a full day guided sightseeing tour to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu, probably to Durbar Square, then visit "Swyambhunath" a Holy sight of Hinduism and Buddhism also known as "the monkey temple" as a large number of holy monkeys are living in the north-west part of the temple. Next, you will be taken to "Pashupatinath a sacred Hindu temple situated on the bank of the Bagmati River. You will then be driven to "Boddhanath Stupa" one of the biggest and oldest stupas in the world. Later in the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in your hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding the trek as well as provide you the opportunity to ask any questions of the upcoming trip. Second overnight in Kathmandu.

Included accommodation on in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast)

Day 3 : Drive to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) about 7 hrs by tourist bus

Today an early morning breakfast at the hotel you will be picked up timely by your guide and transfer to the bus station through the scenic countryside drive to the Lakeside city of Pokhara. After refreshment at the hotel, your guide will take you around the Lake or you can go for boating on the lake. Lather on this evening your guide will brief you about next day program. Stay at the hotel in Pokhara.

Note: You can fly to Pokhara which takes 35min

Included deluxe accommodation on BB in Pokhara and standard meals (Breakfast )

Day 4 : Pokhara to Nayapul to Tirkhedhunga (1570m/5150ft) about 2 hrs drives and 3-4 hrs walks

Trekking start day, in the morning after breakfast you will go on a drive with your guide and porters on the good road of approximately 45 km. While driving you will pass some village with great scenery form Naudanda, Kanre, and Lumle all the way to Nayapul. On arriving at Nayapul, where our adventure begins from the warm sub tropical region, the walk follows the Modi River upstream to Birethanti & follows the east bank of Bhurungdi Khola with scenery of waterfall, high green forest. Lunch will be served somewhere on the way at the teahouses and finally reaches to Tikhedhunga. Stay overnight at the teahouses.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 5 : Tikhedhunga to Ullery to Ghorepani (2780m/9121ft) 5-6 hrs walk

After breakfast in the place where you spend the night, today the trail steeply ascends on the long stone steps untill Ulleri village with the scenery of terrace landscape and Annapurna Himalaya. After few hours of long hard climb with several breaks in between reaching at Ulleri village, from here the path is gradual on the winding trail through the cool shade of pine and rhododendron forest, the walk continues with few short ups and downs to the Ghorepani, from where you will be able to see good view of Annapurna Mountain range. Stay overnight at the tea houses.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 6 : Ghorepani to Tadapani (2660m/8727ft) 4-5 hrs walks

Today at early morning before the sunrise you will be wake up by your guide to take you to the marvelous viewpoint of the trip i.e. Poon hill. It will take about 45 minute ascend walk to reach Poon hill to have a beautiful views of mountain with sunrise. Poon hill is derived as a hill from the ethnical group called as Poon, residents of Ghorepani and around area. Poon Hill is a great place to see the tantalizing view of stunning mountains from west Dhaulagiri, Annapurna ranges and an unique mountain Mt. Fishtail following the tantalizing view of Manaslu to Ganesh Himal to the east ranges of mountains. Poon hill is such a spot which shows the wide range of high mountains from west to east about 650 km spreader with the morning cool sunrise. As you have a great time here return to Ghorepani for breakfast. After breakfast you will continues trek to Tadapani, The walk pass through the rhododendron, Pine and bamboo frost with short up and down. Lunch will serve on the way at the teahouses. Stay overnight at the tea houses.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 7 : Tadapani to Chomrong (2060m/6759ft) 4-5 hrs walk

The trail to the sanctuary heads north of the valley, passing along the sides rice terraces and then through forests. The trail leads to Nayapul known as New Bridge (1340m) and ascends steeply to Samsung, then crosses a stream at 1430m. A stiff climb leads to Jhinu Danda Village (1750) where you will have lunch break and can make a side trip to Hot Spring. Further step up is Taglung, atop the treeless ridge at 2180m, from where the trail getting easier to Chomrong, which is a Gurung village with a number of guesthouses and hotels. There is tremendous view of Annapurna South, which seems to tower above the village and Mt. Fishtail across the valley. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 8 : Chomrong to Dovan (2606m/8550ft) 5-6 hrs walk

From the upper end of Chomromg Village, the trail descends the long stone steps and cross the suspension bridge over the Chomorong River from where the trail ascends all the way to Sinuwa. From here you will follow a rocky path through the forested area until you come to Bamboo, where you will have your lunch. After lunch, the trail goes up slowly to the Dovan. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 9 : Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3707m/12163ft) 4-5 hrs walk.

Now, the trail traverses high above the river but thanks to thick stands of bamboo that blocks the view of the rushing river and waterfall. After crossing a landslide and another avalanche track, you will reach the Himalayan Hotel (2900m). Another an hour’s walk, first on a rocky trail through forests, then up a steep ravine, brings you to Hinko at 3160m. Now the trail crosses a ravine and a major avalanche track and climbs through large boulders to Deorali (3230m) where you will stop for lunch. From Deorali, you will go to the river bank and follow the narrow path until get to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3703m). Stay overnight at the tea house.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 10 : Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4135m/13567ft) 2-3 hrs walk

Today’s walk leads you in the heart of the Sanctuary at the ABC, the trail follows uphill for few hours, on the grassy path, depending upon the season, the trek is very pleasant as you reach the higher ground with a magnificent view of an array of snow peaks all around you with Annapurna I, a great wall of a mountain from this north west face. Annapurna Base Camp has 4 teahouses, with the super panorama. Afternoon leisure for optional short walk around and to immerse with the surrounding scener Today’s walk leads you in the heart of the Sanctuary at the ABC, the trail follows uphill for few hours, on the grassy path, depending upon the season, the trek is very pleasant as you reach the higher ground with magnificent view of an array of snow peaks all around you with Annapurna I, a great wall of a mountain from this north-west face. Annapurna Base Camp has 2-3 teahouses, with the superb panorama. Afternoon at leisure for the optional short walk around and to immerse with the surrounding scenery. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 11 : Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) to Dovan (2505m/8219ft) 5-6 hrs walk

After a great time here retrace the journey back to Dovan via Machhapuchare Base Camp for the overnight. The route passes a few roofless shepherds’ huts alongside a moraine. The area is cold & windy & is often snowbound and reaches to Deurali where lunch will be served & trek continues further to Dovan. Stay overnight at Dovan.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 12 : Dovan to Jhinu (1780m/5840ft) 4-5 hrs walk

From Dovan, the morning walk leads with few up and down to Sinuwa. From Sinuwa the trail descends all the way to Chomrong Khola Bridge from the bride uphill all the way to Chomrong. After a break here at Chomrong the walk leads to a short uphill, descend towards Jhinu (if you go straight on the gradual winding trail, leads you to the same path that you entered Chomrong from Kimrong khola, stick with your Sherpa Guide, the new trail branches off from last Tea-house of upper Chomrong, the trail is quite steep downhill for an hour, till you reach the village on the ridge, if you have time you can visit the hot springs down below by the river Modi near Jhinu village. Overnight at Jhinu village.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 13 : Jhinu Dana to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) 5-6 hrs walk and about 2 hrs drive

From here the walk follows the river Modi most of the way reaching at Landruk village from here follow the downhill path leading back to the Modi river with a short climb on the winding path, after reaching Syauli Bazaar the walk is pleasant most of the way following the Modi River and to Birethanthi and back to Nayapul for the drive back to Pokhara. Stay overnight in Pokhara.

Included deluxe accommodation in Pokhara and standard meals (Breakfast  and Lunch)

Day 14 : Drive back to Kathmandu(1350m/4430ft)

Today after breakfast you will transfer to the tourist bus station for day scenic countryside drive back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Included accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast  and farewell dinner)


Day 15 : Final departure

Today we will transfer you to the international airport for your departure back home.

Included standard meals (Breakfast ) and Tea/Coffee

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