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Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 15 Days

Enjoy the vibrant rice fields from the nearby Pokhara terraces. This trek offers a panoramic view of more than 10 peaks over 6000m, on Mount Dhaulagiri as well as on the Kali Gandaki valley from Poon Hill. Besides, you will be impressive snow-capped mountains. Visit the fascinating villages of Gurung, Magar and Brahmin as well as the culture and the picturesque landscape. Bathe in natural hot springs while admiring magnificent views of the Machhapuchchhre (fishtail), Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, and Gangapurna mountains.

Annapurna Base Camp is a trek that is well known for its spectacular views, fascinating local cultures, and easy logistics. The Annapurna Himalaya is a vast collection of several peaks over 7,000 m, which give life to the spectacular Annapurna sanctuary.

The main major peaks of the western Himalayas are Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare. They are almost all arranged in a circle with, in the center, an amphitheater covered with a deep glacier. During winter, the number of hikers is reduced due to both difficult and dangerous walking due to heavy snowfall. Entering a narrow valley, we pass directly below Machhapuchhare before reaching the sanctuary, which is considered a house for the Gods.

The combination of pretty villages and agricultural land in Ghaundrung, with a panoramic foreground on high peaks, makes this trek as one of the most picturesque in Nepal. It is a moderate trek offering a close view on the mountain and on diverse trekking grounds.

  • Before you take on the Annapurna Mountains, it is important to get a registration card, called TIMS (for Trekkers’ Information Management System) and a permit to enter the Annapurna region. If you do not have them, you will quickly be cut off from one of the checkpoints on the way.
  • TIMS is a card issued for all treks in Nepal by the Nepalese government.
  • The entry permit is specific to the region in which you are going to hike. It is issued by the National Trust for Nature Conservation. It is in fact a question of paying an entry fee to the area visited.

To obtain all these documents, there are of course several possibilities. We chose to do it in Kathmandu, having read that it was cheaper. You have to go to the Nepal Tourism Board which is located in Durbar Margavenue. There is a window for obtaining the TIMS and another for the entry permit. Please note: the Annapurna permit office closes at 3 p.m. It is necessary to plan: 4 identity photos (don’t ask us why), 2000 Rp per person for the TIMS and 2400 Rp per person for the entry permit in the Annapurnas (price in September 2019).

Last Word

If you are in a group or go through an organization, they will take care of it for you. It is also possible to take these steps at Pokhara.

High Himalayan Trekking and Expedition organize routes and hiking programs to Annapurna Base Camp throughout the year and according to the interest of the clients.

Day 1
Kathmandu to Pokhara (By flight or Bus)

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you are welcomed by the team and then you will be transferred to your hotel. This trail goes through Ghorepani Poon Hill. Normally, the trek starts like Phokhara to Nayapul and ends like Phedi to Pokhara.

Day 2
Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri

While early travel tended to be slower, more dangerous, and more dominated by trade and migration, cultural and technological advances over many years have tended to mean that travel has become easier and more accessible. The evolution of technology in such diverse fields as horse tack and bullet trains has contributed to this trend.

Day 3
Trek to Ghorepani

The Palace of Fifty five Windows: This magnificent palace was built during the reign of King Yakshya Malla in A.D. 1427 and was subsequently remodeled by King Bhupatindra Malla in the seventeenth century. Among the brick walls with their gracious setting and sculptural design, is a balcony with Fifty five Windows, considered to be a unique masterpiece of woodcarving.

Day 4
Early trek to Poon Hill for Sunrise, Back to Ghorepani and Trek to Tadapani

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts.

Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia.

Day 5
Tadapani to Chomrong

Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar.

Day 6
Chomrong to Dobhan (Dovan)

The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen.

Day 7
Dovan to Deurali

When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane. Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Trip Facts

  • 1-12 people
  • Moderate
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