Annapurna Base-Camp Trek

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  • Total Duration : 14 Days
  • Transportation : Domestic Flights & Tourist Vehicles
  • Max Elevation : 4,210m
  • Trek Grading : Moderate
  • Best Seasons : Autumn & spring
  • Journey Starts/Ends : Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Accommodation : Hotel, Lodges & Guest Houses

Tour Highlight

  • Spectacular mountain views
  • Picturesque Rhododendron forests
  • Encounter with different ethnic groups
  • Stunning landscapes

Introduction

Situated along the Western foothills of the Himalayas, Annapurna is a Sanskrit word which means “Goddess of the harvests”. The massif has sacred connotations to Hindus living in Nepal and the adjoining areas. The Short Annapurna base Camp Trek offers tourists the opportunity to experience both high mountains and low land villages. Moreover, people belonging to the various ethnic groups inhabit the area. The region is home to people belonging to the Gurung, Magar and Thakali groups. Tourists can get a sneak into their life and unique culture.

The trek offers majestic views of snow capped mountains and beautiful green fields. The path to the Instant Annapurna Base Camp Trek is lined with beautiful Rhododendron forests. As the trek is not very strenuous, anyone who wishes to experience the beautiful Annapurna massif can go on the trek. Many endangered animals such as blue sheep, snow leopards, tigers and Himalayan thar live in this region. In addition, different species of birds including multi colored Impheyan, koklas and blood pheasants reside in the Annapurna region.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m) and transfer to your Hotel.

Day 02: Arrive to Pokhra by surface.

Day 03: Trek to Tikhedhunga (1,495m).

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2,850m).

Day 05: Trek to Tadapani (2,520m).

Day 06: Trek to Sinuwa (2,310m) via Chhomrong.

Day 07: Trek to Deurali (3,150m).

Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,090m).

Day 09: Trek to Dovan (2,600m).

Day 10: Trek to Chhomrong (2,310m).

Day 11: Trek to Ghandrung (1,940m).

Day 12: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhra.

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 14: Trip concludes and departs for onward journey.

Date and Price

Note Regarding Dates:

Although this trip is currently unscheduled, Richa Tours is keen to prepare the necessary arrangements for the group or yourself. Feel free to contact us. The best months to travel this destination are between March to May and October to November.

Note Regarding Price:

Contact us with your needs and we will put forward the best feasible price for you.


Brief Itinerary

Day 01. Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m) and transfer to your Hotel.

Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport. Be received by our staff that will help in assisting you to get transferred to the hotel.Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu with BB Plan.

Day 02. Arrive to Pokhra by surface.

Transfer from Hotel to Tourist Bus where the bus departs from Kathmandu to Pokhra. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhra with BB Plan.

Day 03. Trek to Tikhedhunga (1,495m).

After breakfast, drive to Nayapul (New Bridge) for an hour by a private vehicle. Trek to Tikhedhunga (1495m) for about 4-5 hours. On the way, lunch is provided with an overnight stay at lodge/teahouse with dinner.

Day 04. Trek to Ghorepani (2,850m).

After breakfast, trek starts from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m) via Ulleri for about 5-6 hours. On the way, lunch is provided with an overnight stay at lodge/teahouse with dinner.

Day 05. Trek to Tadapani (2,520m).

Early morning trip to Poonhill (3232m) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak Nilgiri, Varaha Shikhar, Mt. Annapurna, Lamjung Himal and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. After breakfast, trek to Tadapani (2520m) for about 6-7 hours. Overnight stay at lodge/teahouse with dinner.

Day 06. Trek to Sinuwa (2,310m) via Chhomrong.

After breakfast, trek starts from Tadapani toward Sinuwa (2310m)/Bamboo Lodge via Chhomrong. On the way, lunch is provided after walking for about 6-7 hours. Overnight stay at lodge/teahouse with dinner.

Day 07. Trek to Deurali (3,150m).

From Sinuwa or Bamboo Lodge, the trek begins for Deurali (3150m), which takes about 6-7 hours walking. Overnight stay at lodge/teahouse with dinner.

Day 08. Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,090m).

After breakfast, trek starts from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4090m). On the way, lunch is provided after walking for about 6-7 hours. Overnight stay at lodge/teahouse with dinner.

Day 09. Trek to Dovan (2,600m).

From Annapurna Base Camp, trek to Dovan (2600m) which takes about 5-6 hours of walking down. Overnight stay at lodge/teahouse with dinner.

Day 10. Trek to Chhomrong (2,310m).

Trek to Chhomrong (2310m) for about 5-6 hours. Lunch is provided on the way and overnight stay at teahouse/lodge with dinner.

Day 11. Trek to Ghandrung (1,940m).

This day’s trek starts from Chhomrong toward Ghandrung (1940m) after breakfast, which takes about 3-4 hours. Lunch and dinner is served in Ghandrung with overnight accommodation in Lodge/teahouse. Here you may spend your time for exploring indigenous Gurung culture.

Day 12. Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhra.

This day’s trek starts from Ghandrung toward Nayapul after breakfast, which takes about 4 hours. On the way, lunch is provided. Drive to Pokhra with an overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhra.

Day 13. Drive back to Kathmandu.

After having breakfast, your trip starts by driving from Pokhra to Katmandu by tourist Coach with 6 hours driving. Overnight is arranged in Kathmandu with BB plan.

Day 14. Trip concludes and departs for onward journey.

Catch a flight for final departure back home.

Service Include and Exclude

Includes

  • Completely tea house trekking with full board i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Twin sharing accommodation on full board basis
  • All permit & entrance fees as per itinerary
  • All necessary transportations as per program
  • Airport pick up/drops on tourist vehicles
  • First aid kits
  • All government taxes and official charges.
  • Airfare as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu valley Guided city tour
  • 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 1 night hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staff
  • Personal equipment such as sleeping bags/ jackets on hiring basis (if you do not have we can arrange within US $1.00/day for two items).

Excludes

  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Rescue/ emergency and insurance cost
  • Beverage, telephone bill and soft drinks and alcohol
  • Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure
  • Personal equipments and personal expenses.
  • Tips (usually people can keep US $2/day in total for tips and donation which is good amount)
  • In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be borne by themselves.

Note: If you would like to hire horse for the trip, it will cost you US $ 15.00 per day per person.