Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Duration: 11 Days   |   Based on 2 Reviews   |   Trip Map
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge to lodge
  • Max Elevation: 4,130 m
  • Group Size: Min 1 pax

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most cherished trekking in the beautiful nation of Himalayas. This rewarding trip is equally popular as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, which lies in the northern part of Nepal in Annapurna region

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp is immensely popular due to the eye-catching Himalayan range, hilly landscapes, blooming forests along with its touch to the ethnic culture and hospitality.

After the sightseeing in Kathmandu valley, you fly/drive to the City of Lakes - Pokhara. From there, you drive for an hour and the trek begins. The trekking trail at the beginning section is comfortable and it goes through the sublime villages and captivating terraced fields.

With a tiresome climb to Ulleri, you walk through the blooming rhododendron forest. Poon Hill is the fabulous destination to enjoy the view of snow capped Himalayas. Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Himchuli and other surrounding peaks can be explored.

The trek also offers the ethnic cultural experience of gracious Gurung and Magar communities. Their hospitality is not only wonderful, but also remarkable. Via Machhrepuchhre base camp, you climb over to the Annapurna base camp (4130m).

It is surrounded by the snow capped Annapurna Himalayas, which looks to be a bowl. The spectacular sunrise view over the white peaks is massively pleasing. While returning, you can enjoy the natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda and feel relaxed.

Leading you to the bosom of Mt. Annapurna10th highest peak of the world is one of the best offerings of Marvel Adventure. We conduct this trek with a very well-designed itinerary, professional guides and all other necessary arrangements.

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Highlights

  • Exploring Pokhara, the City of lakes
  • Glorious sunrise and mountain views from Poon Hill
  • Typical Gurung villages and their hospitability
  • Stunning views of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail and Himchuli
  • Nautal hot spring at Jhinu Danda

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 1 Drive to Pokhara
    After taking early brakfast in the hotel, we will travel to Pokhara via Prithvi Highway. A scenic drive of around 6 to 7 hours will take us to Pokhara, the City of Lakes. On reaching Pokhara, you can explore around this beautiful city. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
    • Day 2 Drive to Nayapul (1010m) and Trek to Tikhedunga (1570m)
      This the day when your trekking actually begins. A picturesque drive of an hour from Pokhara takes you to Nayapul, the primary starting point of the trek to Annapurna Region. We will then start the hike from Nayapul through well-defined paths and riverbank trails. After walking for around 4 hours we reach to Tikhedhunga which is the stop-point for the day. Overnight at a guesthouse in Tikhedhunga.
      • Day 3 Trek to Ghorepani (2840m)
        After taking breakfast, we start the hike from Tikhedhunga with a motive to reach Ghorepani. On the way, we reach to Ulleri, a beautiful village where you can observe the exquisite culture of the Magar people. Walking through the beautiful rhododendron and oak forests will take us to Banthati, a beautiful small village. After walking uphill from there for a while, we reach Ghorepani. Overnight at guesthouse in Ghorepani.
        • Day 4 Hike up to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2610m)
          Early in the morning, we will hike to reach Poon Hill where you could enjoy the spectacular sunrise view. The panoramic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges from Poon Hill is simply breathtaking. After spending an hour or two at this heavenly place, we will hike down to Ghorepani. After taking breakfast there, will continue our climb along the ridges through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali village. A short incline from there will bring us to Tadapani. Overnight at guesthouse in Tadapani.
          • Day 5 Trek to Chomrong (2140m)
            It will take around five hours as we trek from Tadapani to Chomrung. Walking down the beautiful rhododendron forests, we will reach a traditional Gurung village where you can observe the lifestyle and culture of the Gurungs. From here, the trail becomes relatively easy as we continue our trek to Chomrung. Overnight at guesthouse in Chomrung.
            • Day 6 Trek to Dovan (2500m)
              In the morning, we will continue our trek to the beautiful village of Dovan. It will take us around 5-6 hours to reach there.Crossing the Chomrung Khola on an impressive suspension bridge is the major highlight of the day. Walking through the forests and then following the trail steeply downhill towards the bottom of the gorge will take us to Dovan. Ovenight at guesthouse in Dovan.
              • Day 7 Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)
                On the eighth day we climb around 1000 meters as we make our way towards the Annapurna Base Camp.It will take around 6-7 hours as we walk along the Machhapuchhre Base Camp to reach there. On reaching the base camp, you will be encapsulated by snowy mountains with the overwhelming view of the Himalayas on offer. Overnight at local guesthouse.
                • Day 8 Trek back to Bamboo (2345m)
                  Early in the morning, we will watch sunrise bathe the Annapurna sanctuary before we begin our descent. We will return following the same trail which will take around 6-7 hours to reach Bamboo.Overnight at guesthouse in Bamboo.
                  • Day 9 Trek to Jhinu Danda (1780m)
                    We will make ascent to Sinuwa from Bamboo in the morning. From Sinuwa, we make descent for an hour before we hike uphill to Chomrung. Our trek continues descending through the steep trail to Jhinu Danda. You can enjoy yourself in the natural hot springs 20 minutes away from Jhinu Danda. A dip at the natural hot springs will help you overcome the tiredness and feel relaxed. Overnight at local guesthouse.
                    • Day 10 Trek to Nayapul (1010m) and back to Pokhara
                      Leaving Jhinu Danda, we’ll trek all the way downhill to Nayapul with the beautiful scenery in background. On reaching Nayapul, we rest for a while and take a drive back to Pokhara, the City of Lakes. You can explore around this magnificent city and feel the joy of nature. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
                      • Day 11 Drive back to Kathmandu
                        After an early breakfast, we take a drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara with the beautiful memories of the trek. On reaching Kathmandu, you can roam around this vibrant city and buy gifts and souvenirs to take back home. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

                        What to Expect

                        • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
                        • Government license holder guide 
                        • Strong and helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
                        • Salary,food,accommodation and insurance for guide and porters 
                        • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek
                        • All land transportation
                        • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card
                        • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permit
                        • Two nights standard Hotel in Pokhara
                        • Comprehensive first aid kit
                        • Government taxes and official expenses
                        • International airfare and taxes
                        • Nepal entry visa fee
                        • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
                        • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara
                        • Entrance fee in the heritage sites during city tour.
                        • All the expenses of personal nature
                        • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
                        • Tips for guide and porter (Tipping is expected)
                        Request a Private Date

                        Useful Information

                        1. Insurance

                        Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients undertaking any trip. It should provide adequate security for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue and loss of luggage. Make sure that your insurance policy covers up to 2500-4200 meters of altitude.

                        2. Packing List

                        • Sunglasses
                        • Sun-Cream and Lip Balm with high SPF
                        • Hat/Cap
                        • T-shirt, Vests and Shirt
                        • Fleece/Sweater
                        • Fleece Jacket
                        • Down Jacket
                        • Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
                        • Warm Gloves
                        • Hiking Boots
                        • 3-4 pairs of socks
                        • Day pack (30-40 liters)
                        • Torch light
                        • Water bottle (Minimum 2 liters)
                        • Small Hand Towel
                        • Sleeping Bag for up to -15 Degree Celsius

                        3. Guide and Porter

                        We provide experienced, knowledgeable and honest guide with good communication skills in English language to make your trip wonderful. The guide will provide all the information about the mountains, different histories, cultures, traditions and many more. We will provide 1 porter for 2 people. The porters are helpful as well as strong and will carry a maximum of 25 kgs combined. After giving the best services along with the hard works up in the mountains, guides and porters expect some tips from your side. Tipping culture is very common in tourism sector.

                        4. Altitude Sickness

                        Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 3000 meters. It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of "flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover". However, most people can ascend to 3000 meters without difficulty.

                        Primary Symptoms of Altitude Sickness:

                        • Lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
                        • Fatigue or weakness
                        • Dizziness or lightheadedness
                        • Swelling of hands, feet, and face
                        • Insomnia
                        • Shortness of breath upon exertion
                        • Nosebleed
                        • Persistent rapid pulse
                        • Drowsiness
                        • General malaise

                        Prevention:

                        Ascending slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Avoiding strenuous activity such as skiing, hiking, etc. in the first 24 hours at high altitude reduces the symptoms of AMS. Alcohol and sleeping pills are respiratory depressants, and thus slow down the acclimatization process and should be avoided. Alcohol also tends to cause dehydration and exacerbates AMS. Thus, Marvel Adventure strictly suggests avoiding alcohol consumption in the first 24–48 hours at a higher altitude.

                        Guides and porters from Marvel Adventure are very much familiar with this problem due to their experience. All of them are trained with basic medical trainings and hence they definitely can help you.

                        Testimonials

                        • Marg
                          Marg, New Zealand

                          Spectacular Annapurna Base Camp

                          I trekked ABC with Marvel Adventure - an adventure that surpassed all expectations both for scenery and the fantastic organisation done by Nir and his team. They made it all so easy from the planning to the organisation of the trek. I would definitely recommend Nir and Marvel. 100%.

                        • Alexander Traill
                          Alexander Traill, Australia

                          Annapurna Sanctuary trek

                          The owner of Marvel Adventure, Nir, recently guided my son and I on this trek to Annapurna Base Camp. Nir, who grew up in the Everest region, is an excellent guide with some 16 years experience. He speaks English very well and also speaks Hindi and Malaysian as well as his native language Nepali. He was extremely helpful with his local knowledge, organising things day to day and changing the itinerary en route to suit our needs. Wih this support and the the assitance of a porter we have a great trek and I would not hesistate to recommend trekking with Nir and his company.

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