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  • Trip Code: CT-10032
  • Package: Annapurna Base Camp Trek In Nepal
  • Duration: 11 Day(s)
  • Max Alt.: 4,130m/ 9,577ft
  • Trip Level:
    Moderate
    Requires some level of experience in trekking with basic physical ability.
  • Start At: Kathmandu
  • Ends At: Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Tourist Bus | Domestic Flight | Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation: Hotel | Guest House
  • Best Season: March- April- May- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- January- Feb.
  • Trip Route: Khade Landruk - Chumrung – Durali- Annapurna Base camp- Dovan- Jinudada- Pokhara

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic tour to Pokhara and the Lakeside city
  • Trekking through the verdant hills alongside the Annapurna Himalayan range
  • Machhapuchre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp
  • Witnessing the Gurung culture of the Annapurna Region
  • Natural Hot spring at Jhinu

The Annapurna Base Camp, is also widely known as the classic trekking in Nepal.
Following the trails of the beautiful mountains and lush green hills to Annapurna Base Camp.
It is one of the best experience one can achieve during this wonderful adventure of less than a week trekking. Annapurna Base Camp, one of the shortest 8,000 mountain base camp trek, without a problem of catching high altitude sickness. Where elevation gains at slow pace, and getting acclimatized at each designated overnight stops. Probably Annapurna Himalayas, widely travel destination in whole Himalaya region and preferred by wide-world visitors.

Annapurna a massif mountain range, located Nepal Far North Mid-West around Gandaki zone.
Most adventure around Annapurna region, starts and ends at beautiful Pokhara city, a charming and scenic place. As well the leading tourist destinations for domestic and international visitors, from here our adventure begins and concludes.

A drive to the start of trekking through lovely farm villages and towns reaching the foothills of Annapurna Himalayas. Climb begins heading towards high cooler hills to beautiful places of Australian Camp / Thuli Kharka and Potana. Where walk continues ups and down to Landruk on route Annapurna Base Camp at 4,130 m. The highest point of the adventure, walk leads through number of villages and then reaching Modi River gorge. After walking through a large Gurung village of Chomrong, the last permanent settlement on the way to Annapurna base camp.

On leaving the raging glacial river behind reaching high ridge the entrance of picturesque Annapurna Sanctuary at MBC. Short for Machhapuchare Base Camp, located beneath soaring peak of Machhapuchare Himal the famed Fish Tail.

Adventure continues reaching the heart of massif Annapurna Himalayas at Annapurna base camp, at the end of sanctuary. Enjoy the breathtaking panorama of whole Annapurna Himalaya range of peaks as far as your eyes can reach. 

Overlooking Mt. Annapurna I (8, 091 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7, 937 m.), Mt. Annapurna III
(7, 555 m). Extends to Mt. Annapurna IV (7, 525 m), Annapurna South (7219 m) and
Mt. Machhapuchare (6998 m). Includes arrays of lesser peaks Shingu Chuli, Tent peaks, Gangapurna and Vara Shikar / Annapurna Fang.

An enjoyable and marvelous experience in the comfort of nice lodge, with rooms facing views of mountainscape. Return journey on the same route back to Chomrong and downhill to Jhinu village, a place with natural hot spring. Enjoy the last day getting refreshed in hot pools and then drive to Pokhara. After a memorable adventure and wonderful experience on Annapurna Base Camp Trek with great support of Coretreks guide and staff. 

Trekking Annapurna Base Camp also holds the culturally rich Gurung villages where travelers may witness the lifestyle of the village people. There is even a hot spring to enjoy on the way back from the Annapurna Base camp. 

The accommodations during Annapurna Trek in Nepal are all handled by CoreTreks during your travel journey. We have contacts with the local teahouses, and we do our best in providing our guests with the best service available. This is also one of the benefits of traveling with travel companies in Nepal. Spring (Mar-May) and autumn / fall (Sep-Nov) seasons are the best time to trek Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal and the Annapurna Circuit. The cost of Annapurna Base Camp trek is also regarded as one of the best value-for-money circuit treks in Nepal.

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek In Nepal Itinerary


Day 01
Arrival in Kathmandu

Our staff from Core Treks will receives you at the airport on arrival for short transfer to your hotel. The hotel accommodation of three-star standard or above based on the preference of the clients. We will have a short briefing session at our office or in the hotel lobby and meeting rooms, regarding the trip and travel details. Please feel free to ask questions during the briefing session. After a bit of walking around the streets of Thamel, we will wrap up for the day.

Maximum Altitude: 1,350 m/ 4,428 ft (Kathmandu)
Day 02
Kathmandu to Pokhara

We'll be heading to Pokhara on this day. There are two options regarding our travel to Pokhara; by air or travel overland. A flight takes 25 minutes to reach Pokhara, taking a drive of near 7 hours. Depends upon one’s opinion, as well the cost wise. Weather enjoy the scenic drive on the main highway of Nepal, or short scenic flight, with time to explore Pokhara.

 

Maximum Altitude: 830m/ 2,722 ft (Pokhara)
Flight Time: 25 min
Drive Approx.: 7 hours by luxury tourist bus,
Meal Included: Breakfast
Day 03
Pokhara to Khade to Landruk

Having good breakfast at the hotel in Pokhara, depart for exciting short hour drive to Kande a road side village. From here, our trek begins towards the hills of Annapurna Himalayas.
On the trail to large Gurung village of Landruk. An hour more climb to Australian Camp / Thulo Kharka. Offers magnificent panorama of Annapurna, Manaslu range with Dhaulagiri Himal, after a short rest, down and up to Potana village. Facing grand views of majestic Machhapuchare Himal, as climb begins slowly amidst cool forest to Deurali. Another scenic view-point for excellent scenery of landscapes and snow peaks. Head downhill to Tolka a nice farm village and then on winding gradual path to Landruk, our first overnight halt. After checking in the best available lodge, enjoy close great views of Annapurna South and Huin Chuli peaks.

 

Maximum Altitude: 1,770m/ 5,805ft. (Khade) 1,565m/ 5133ft (Landruk)
Walk Approx.: 5 hours
Drive Approx.: 1 hour
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 04
Landruk to Sinuwa

Morning from Landruk, down towards farm areas, crossing a bridge reaching New Bridge and then climb to Jhinu Danda. As uphill continues for another few hours to large Gurung village at Chomrong, for possible lunch break. From here down to a fast flowing stream, crossing a small bridge, climb towards Sinuwa Danda. A small settlement located on a high ridge, with few smaller lodges and shops for overnight stop.

 

Maximum Altitude: 2,360m/7,740ft (Sinuwa)
Walk Approx.: 6 hours.
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 05
Sinuwa to Deurali

From Sinuwa, a lovely gradual walk into dense rhododendron and pine forest heading past Khuldi-Ghar. Then a short descend to Bamboo a place in a forest clearing surrounded by bamboo and rhododendron, pine forest. From Bamboo following the Modi River uphill into a deep gorge, reaching Deurali for possible lunch stop. Walk continues with climb to a large Hinko Cave near Himalaya Hotel, a place with few lodges. After a brief stop downhill close to Modi River, and then short steep up to Deurali for overnight halt. A nice settlement with several lodges above Modi River, located on an exposed valley close beneath Huin Chuli peak. . 

Maximum Altitude: 3,200m/ 10,496ft (Deurali)
Walk Approx.: 5 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 06
Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp

Today’s walks leads to major highlight of the adventure at Annapurna base camp, after a steady hike for several days. Leaving Deurali, following the river upstream, a steady climb for few hours reaching Machhapuchare Base Camp. Located right at the base of towering North Face of Machhapuchare Himal the famous Fish Tail peak. Enjoy excellent view of Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Annapurna III and Annapurna South peaks. From here, starts scenic Annapurna Sanctuary, a short climb to a ridge, and then on easy path within the sanctuary. Surrounded by an array of snow peaks as walk leads at the end of the sanctuary reaching Annapurna Base Camp.

The highest point of the adventure, enclosed by giant towering snow mountain range of Annapurna-1, the 10th world highest. Overlooking views of A-South, A-II, III and IV with Gangapurna and Vara Shikar Himal, includes Tent and Shingu Chuli peaks. 

Overnight in the comfort of a nice simple cozy lodge, facing grandeur panorama of surrounding high snow peaks.

Maximum Altitude: 4,130m/ 9,577ft (Annapurna Base Camp)
Walk Approx.: 5 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 07
Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo

After a great wonderful experience, leaving ABC for return journey heading towards long descend back to Modi Khola. On reaching Deurali and beyond with short steep climb and down to Bamboo for overnight halt. After dropping down more than 1,700 meters back into dense forested areas of Modi River gorge at Bamboo.

 

Maximum Altitude: 2,310m/7,576f Bamboo
Walk Approx.: 5 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 08
Bamboo to Jhinu Dada

Last day trek of the adventure, enjoy short climb to Khuldi Ghar, amidst forest surroundings.
As walk follows on easy trail to Sinuwa, then down to a river with climb on steps to Chomrong village. For good lunch, and then descent to Jhinu Danda for last overnight stop on the high hills of Annapurna Himalayas. Jhinu village with a natural hot spring a mere distance of 30 minutes walks down by the Modi River side. At Jhinu check into a nice lodge, with time to refresh in a hot spring pools.

Maximum Altitude: 1,780m/5,838ft Jhinu Dada
Walk Approx.: 5 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 09
Jhinu Dada to Siwai to Pokhara

After having breakfast, a short trek to the farm village at Sewai, located on a road-head where our walk completes. From Sewai taking a local vehicle of few hours interesting drive to Pokhara. The hotels located by the Phewa Lake side, enjoy the last nightlife at Pokhara lakeside before heading back to Kathmandu the next day.

Maximum Altitude: 830m/ 2,722 ft. (Pokhara)
Walk Approx.: 3 hours.
Drive Approx.: 2 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 10
Pokhara to Kathmandu

 

Depart from the hotel after breakfast, for return drive to Kathmandu, on the same scenic and interesting highway. After 6-7 hours drive then we reach at Kathmandu.  After getting refreshed, the company provides a farewell dinner party for our fellow guests in nice traditional Nepalese restaurants.

Maximum Altitude: 1,350m/ 4,428 ft. (Kathmandu)
Flight Time: 25min
Drive Approx.: 7 hours (200 Km)
Meal Included: Breakfast, & Farewell Dinner
Day 11
Departure

The day has come to bid farewell to our guides and staff, as time for international flight Core Treks staff transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport at least 3 hours ahead before your international flight back homeward bound.

Meal Included: Breakfast

Annapurna Base Camp Trek In Nepal Cost Mentions

Trip Includes


  • Airport transfers by Private Vehicles.
  • Standard twin- sharing accommodation in a three starts hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara, breakfast included. (4 Nights).
  • Twin sharing accommodation during trek. (6 Nights).
  •  Kathmandu – Pokhara– Kathmandu by Luxury tourist bus (If you want both ways private vehicle also available on additional cost).
  • Pokhara to Khade (Trekking start Point) & Siwai to Pokhara by Private Vehicle.
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System & Annapurna Conservation area permit (Please bring 2 passport size photos).
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
  • Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
  • Personal care & attention.
  • Local and government taxes.

 

Trip Excludes


  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tipping to crew.
  • Personal mountaineering gears
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended 
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
  • Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"

 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


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The Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal is considered as a moderate level trek. It is recommend to have a past trekking experience but even if you do not have any, it is still doable. Our experts will provide trainings and information about safety precautions before heading to the mountains. 

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Yes, it is completely safe to trek to the Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal. However, there could be consequences if you do not have proper guidance on the mountains. So be sure to learn from our mountaineering experts beforehand. 

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Expect about 6 hours of hiking daily on the average, a scenic tour to Pokhara (the Lakeside City), and verdant hills alongside the Annapurna Himalayan range, the Gurung culture and a hot natural spring at Jhinu.

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The food is generally our traditional Nepali lunch which is Dal (Lentil Soup), Bhat (Boiled Rice), Tarkari (Veggies), and Achar (Pickle).

For the accommodation there are specially Hotels & Lodges, Tea houses, and Camping facilities. However due easy accessibility of hotels & lodges throughout the trial, camping is usually avoided during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Ghorepani in Nepal.

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To book the Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Ghorepani in Nepal, CoreTreks offers you a number of booking options including:

  • Online booking,
  • Wire transfer OR,
  • Cash on arrival

We recommend you to go through our booking policy before you head to the payment. In case of further inquiries please feel free to contact us.

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Additional Information


Useful Links: 

Here are some links to useful information to help you plan your trip better:

  1. Travel Insurance
  2. Trek Packing List 
  3. Responsible Tourism 
  4. Free Travel Guide (New)

CoreTreks is always striving for customer satisfaction and quality services. At the same time, we do not compromise on our responsibilities. We discourage any activities that harm the surroundings as well as the people. Nepal is a country of respect, hence we encourage travelers to greet people and show respect to the culture and traditions. 

Altitude Sickness: 

Symptoms of Altitude Sickness may start once you reach 1500-2000 meters and upwards. If you gain altitude rapidly without letting your body adapt to the thin oxygen at higher altitudes, you are most likely to suffer from Altitude Sickness. But if you plan for acclimatization days to your itinerary, you are good to go. 

The itinerary includes acclimatization days to avoid Altitude Sickness. The sickness is common at high altitudes. Please note that sickness is a topic to be taken very seriously. Here are some few extra preventions: 

  • Avoid climbing rapidly, give your body some time to adjust 
  • Drink more water, not less than 5 liters a day 
  • Eat more, eat often, and eat healthily 
  • Listen to your body, do not ignore symptoms 
  • Do not skip acclimatization days 
  • Be prepared in case of an emergency 

Safety and Security 

A comprehensive Travel Insurance is mandatory while trekking with CoreTreks. However, there are a few measures that you can implement to ensure safety: 

  • Secure your belongings 
  • Do not flash cash or jewelry 
  • Have an emergency plan 
  • Do not trek alone 
  • Only choose authorized trekking agencies 

Trekking Equipment 

CoreTreks will provide you with the essentials such as a Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, a duffle bag, a t-shirt, a trekking map, a self-sufficient medical first aid kit, and more. These are to be returned after completion of the trek. 

Personal mountaineering gears are not included but we will provide you with a list of equipment necessary for your trek. 

Walking Hours 

On average, walking time per day is 5-6 hours below 3,000m. For altitudes higher than 3,000m the average walking time is 3-5 hours per day. The walking hours may vary according to conditions but do not exceeds 6 hours mark per day. 

Hiring a Porter/Guide 

An experienced guide will be provided for a group of 1-5. A group consisting of 6-12 individuals will be provided with 2 professional guides. The package also includes a porter for every 2 individuals. 

All our guides are licensed and well-experienced. They have been guiding with CoreTreks for almost a decade. Guides come in handy whenever you need some quick information, and to enhance overall trekking experience. 

CUSTOMER REVIEWS


Stunning views just as I expected

From: Poland | On: 15 Nov, 2019
5

I had an amazing experience in Nepal. It was different. It was really a privilege to trek through the trails leading to Annapurna Base Camp. The trekking was a little tough but our guides helped me through it.

Thanks to CoreTreks for making this whole trip possible and helping us, from packing to booking guest houses. Really loved the vibes. Looking forward to visit again. 

Uncomfortable bus ride

From: India | On: 12 Apr, 2019
3

Usually I’m not the guy to complain but the bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara was a little uncomfortable. I would recommend taking a flight to Pokhara.

Other than that, the trek to Annapurna Base Camp was great and the guides actually helped me through all the confusions I had. Thank you for patiently answering my all questions and I definitely recommend to book with CoreTreks they are the best.

Pokhara was amazing

From: Canada | On: 15 Oct, 2018
4

I loved the trip. Trekking has always been my passion plus I get to explore different places. Nepal was one of the destination in my wish list, I’m glad that I get to check this off my list now that I have experienced trekking the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Absolutely amazing service by CoreTreks. They did a short tour of Pokhara and I loved it. Keep doing the great work guys. Thanks again.

Short but great trek

From: Korea, Democratic People | On: 02 May, 2016
5

I’m so grateful that I got a chance to trek through the trials of Nepal. It has been my dream and thanks to CoreTreks for making it possible.

Our guides and porters helped us a lot. I’m amazed how hardworking they are. I’m looking forward to visiting Nepal again. 

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