TREK TO ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP- "Queen trekking trail of Nepal, trekker's Paradise"
ABC TREK in short form or Annapurna base camp trek is categorized as very popular trekking and hiking trip in famous trekking region of Nepal- Annapurna which is named by mount Annapurna. Situated at 4130m from sea level, easy-moderate trekking with ups and downhill walking through beautiful villages of Gurung, Magar, Thakali and other ethnic group of Nepal, also popularly known as Annapurna Sanctuary trek by other name, this trek is dream trek of many trekkers of this planet. This trek is perfect combination of stunning Himalayas view with typical Nepalese villages. You will walk through the high pastures and thick forests dotted with giant rhododendrons with facing incredible views of high peaks in the Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) the Annapurna peaks seem to be close at hand: Annapurna I (8,091m/26,545ft), Hiunchuli (6,441m/21,132ft), Annapurna-South (7,219 m/23,685ft), Machapuchare (6,997m/22,957ft) and many more peaks over 7000 meters.
Combined with Ghorepani poonhill trek very famous short trek in Annapurna region of Nepal, this amazing, beautiful and panoramic trek to base camp of Annapurna starts and ends at Pokhara, the most beautiful paradise city of Nepal. from Pokhara we drive to Nayapul to start trek to ABC via Ghorepani and trek ends at Nayapul after ABC trek. from Ghorepani, you will visit poonhill early morning for sunrise view of Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail and many other mountains, they panoramic views are spectacular. after poonhill, you will trek to Annapurna base camp via Tadapani- Chhomrong. Annapurna base camp is such a beautiful place in Annapurna region of Nepal, from where you can see 360-degree view of Himalayas, so close and stunning mountains, both sunrise and sun set views are eye-catching, you will bless to see and enjoy best mountain views from this trek. After ABC trek, you will walk same trail back to Chhomrong and trek toward Ghandruk, which is one of the best typical Gurung village at altitude of nearly 2000m from this village you can see closest view of Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Machhapuchere.
Guide Nepal holidays, 25 years of local expert trekking and touring agency in Kathmandu offer 15 days budget Annapurna base camp trek that includes required trekking services such as 3 meals, Accommodation, ACAP permit, TIMS permit, arrangements of tourist bus to from Kathmandu/Pokhara and professional Local Sherpa guide and porter who already been this trek more than 100 times, who knows well about local cultures, tradition and about Nepal. This 15 days Annapurna Sanctuary trek is one of the cheapest and well-designed itineraries that includes two-way tourist bus between Kathmandu and Pokhara city. optionally, we have 14 days Annapurna Sanctuary trek which has included both way flight between Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Excellent Sun rise views from Poon hill with Trek Experience of Annapurna base Camp
- Excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and Mahhapurche and Many more every day
- Explore Gurung, Magars cultures & Lifestyles in trek
At Kathmandu international Airport, After Visa formalities complete, we have to come downstairs to collect Luggage and proceed to outside from terminal Building. Please check our Company Name board, Our Guide will be waiting with Guide Nepal Holidays display board at the arrival gate. Upon our arrival at Kathmandu international airport, we will be warmly welcome by our Airport representative guide with Silk scarves as per Sherpa customs.
You will be transfer to hotel by Private Vehicle. Check in at Hotel, free welcome drinks tea/coffee or any cold drinks/Juices. Company Manager will meet you as per your prefer time & will provide detailed Plans and Briefing about the trip. At the Evening we will offer you welcome dinner at best authentic Nepali restaurant where you can enjoy the best Nepali food and cultural show.Dinner included overnight stay at best hotel in the Kathmandu.
After Breakfast you will be pickup from your hotel by our guide. We drive to Pokhara, 200km, it is 6 hours drive by tourist bus, transfer to hotel. After hotel checking, free at Evening.
Overnight Hotel (B)
After breakfast at Hotel, We drive to Naya Pul and start the trek. We walk through a valley forest, cross the Bhurundi Khola (river) before reaching Tikhedhunga Village. The Ulleri Hill with thousands of steps and boulders that continually go upward will really prove a test of our stamina. We reach Ulleri by late afternoon. Overnight in Ulleri.
After breakfast, we ascend to the Ghorepani village via stone stairs. As we are ascending we admire the spectacular scenery as Annapurna South looms large, coming and going from our view. We pass waterfalls, tiny villages, and several tea-houses before reaching Ghorepani. We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani village that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. The village has small shops that sell local products such as handbags and crafts. The village also has good wi-fi. Overnight in Ghorepani.
We get up early in the morning to reach Poon Hill just in time to see the sunrise over the Himalayas. Poon Hill is the most popular destination to enjoy close up views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and enjoy the sunrise from these majestic mountains. From Poon Hill, we also get incredible views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest mountains. After enjoying a cup of coffee, we trek back to Ghorepani. We have breakfast here then walk towards the east and climb a ridge. Our trail descends through rhododendron forests and waterfalls before we reach Tadapani. Overnight in Tadapani
The trail starts off with a descent through a large rhododendron forest. The forest trail ends and our trail opens up to beautifully terraced fields. We walk uphill for around 5 km and pass waterfalls and reach a suspension bridge. Suspension bridges are very common in the hilly and mountainous regions of Nepal. A few more miles of uphill and downhill trekking and we reach our destination for today, Chhomrong. It is a beautiful village right below the giant Annapurna massive. Overnight in Chhomrong.
The trail out of Chhomrong descends via 2500 stone steps and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a swaying suspension bridge. It is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. Next, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo.
Estimated time: 5-6 hours
estimated height gain: ~2,363ft
From Bamboo the road will take us through bamboo and rhododendron forests to Doban (2540m). After climbing 300 meters up we will first pas the Himalayan Hotel at 2840 meters. We then continue on to Hinko Cave (3100m) and then onto Deurali. During this day if we are lucky we can see interesting wildlife like deer, jackals and peacocks. Here we will also have great views of Machhapuchhare Mountain (6997m). Overnight stay at Lodge.
We continue our progress to gradually leave the forest area. We pass streams and areas of scree: watch out for slippery areas! Before arriving at the base camp of Machapuchare, the trees are becoming increasingly scarce and a look back makes us aware of the crampedness of the valley. A few steps later, the view widens and we see one after another all the high peaks: Machapuchare (6997 m), Gangapurna (7454 m), Annapurna I (8091 m), Hiun Chuli (6441 m) . The view of the base camp of Annapurna is striking. Overnight in lodge.
We take the way back to the valley of Modi Khola. On either side of the valley, the Hiunchuli (6441 m), Machapuchare (6997 m) and Mardi Himal (5553 m) frame the way, condemning any other passage to leave the sanctuary of the Annapurnas. What a beautiful descent that makes us aware of the accumulated unevenness! Overnight in lodge.
We continue our descent along the river, sometimes near the banks, sometimes on the side of a mountain. We follow the same path as on the way. We take advantage of it to observe the radical change of vegetation compared to yesterday. From a weak and low vegetation made of persistent and bushes, we now penetrate into a thick and damp forest where cedars, rhododendrons and bamboos proliferate. Overnight in lodge.
We leave the path taken to go up the ridges to Gandrung (1940 m). The route is varied, between gentle descent, rivers crossing by new metal bridges and long ascent through pastures and pine forests. Arrival in Tadapani where we cross the path of the balcony of Annapurnas, with beautiful views of the mountains. We continue a little way before arriving at Gandrung, one of the most beautiful villages gurung. Located on a promontory, in an exceptional setting, it presents a remarkable architecture. Overnight in lodge.
Descent to Nayapul, where we find our bus. Transfer to Pokhara and then Kathmandu by private Car/Van/bus. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast at hotel, we drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus, it is 6 hour journey back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel once arrive in Kathmandu.
You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We take you to the airport as per your flight time. We hope you enjoyed the trek, and are sure you will be back trekking somewhere in the Himalaya again. Depending on flight schedules, transfer in the morning or afternoon to the airport and return flight. 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Guide Nepal holidays will take you to the airport. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. (B)
We are trekking on a remote mountain, where we could be exposed to bad weather at any time so be prepared for all quickly changing conditions and temperatures. In overall, a down jacket, a warm fleece jacket, thermal underwear, trekking pants and shorts, and sturdy boots are recommended to wear, and a good sleeping bag, backpack, and camera are recommended for your kit. If you take any medication, this should obviously be a packing priority. Utilize common sense - you don't want to end up short-handed on the mountain, but over packing is undesirable. It's worth noting that just about anything you need in the way of trekking clothing and/or equipment can be purchased or rented in Kathmandu when you first arrive. Our guide will help you to find best shop in Kathmandu for buying and renting gears.
Please check our all-inclusive packing list and recommendations at our blog (click here). Furthermore, You can download a pdf form of the packing list (click here). if you have any further quetions please feel free to contact us. We are always available if you need advice.
In Kathmandu & pokhara you will stay in comfortable, clean and centrally located tourist category hotel. During trek you will sleep in small local lodges, known as teahouse. The lodges are small guesthouses run by local families. The property differs, but our guides attempt to be book the best lodges for you, but you must be set, that the lodges are in comparatively basic conditions at higher altitude. You will typically find blankets on the beds, but they are not warm enough at high altitude and you must bring your own sleeping bags on the trek or you can hire sleeping in Kathmandu. Most of the places it is possible to get a hot shower. Please make sure whether the water is heated by solar energy in order to protect the vulnerable forest growth. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 250. Although single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation, it might be difficult to find them at higher altitudes.
We highly recommend buying good travel insurance to all our valued clients. Your insurance must cover helicopter evacuation if it becomes necessary, as well as the costs of repatriation should you miss your scheduled flight due to accident, injury, illness or simple bad luck. Your insurance must specifically include coverage at altitudes up to 6000 meters before you can attempt to climb the mountain.
Your insurance should also protect against the ‘standard’ travel dangers, including: baggage delay and the loss of personal items; flight delayed, cancelled or interrupted travel; financial default; loss of employment or layoff; missed connection; pre-existing medical conditions; terrorism; and weather, including medical expenses. We will send you the best insurance companies name list & links once you book your trek with us.
Anyone with normal physically fit person can do this trek. The best preparation for nepal treks would be walk everyday. If you can walk uphill and downhill that would even be better. Prepare with cardiovascular exercise many times a week: biking, swimming, hillside climbing and strolling. Go for a four to five-hour walk minimum once a week. Discovery hillsides or high staircases and frequently hike up and down on them.
Generally, You have to walk about 4-7 hours a day with your light day bag in this trek. During the whole trek, our strong porter will carry your main baggage.This will allow you to carry only your light day bag packs. This will certainly help you to complete your trek with enjoyable way.The timing is most important in order to complete this trek without problems. If you want to do it fast, you might run into difficulties. Our itinerary is well plan with few extra days for acclimatization where our expert guide will take you for hike to higher altitudes and sleep at lower altitude.
Last but not least, make sure you always drink enough water. We normally recommend to drinking at least 3-4 liters everyday. Our expert Sherpa guide will be always ready to stop for short breaks whenever you need. once you booked your trek, we will send you more information.
In Kathmandu & Pokhara, breakfast is included in the price. Lunch and dinner is not included. However,We will provide you welcome/farewell dinner at special local restaurant.You will dine in a local restaurant and be entertained with traditional Sherpa & Nepali music with cultural show with traditional Sherpa dance.There are plenty of nice restaurants located near the hotel and you can also eat at the hotel. It is usually cheap to eat at restaurants in Kathmandu & Pokhara. On the trek you will have to buy all the meals at the lodges. You will eat your breakfast and dinner at the lodge where you spend the night and you can buy lunch on the lodges you pass by during the day. Annapurna base camp trek is one the popular trek in Nepal, so most of the lodges and guesthouses, Continental menus are generally available, along with soups and dishes of noodles or rice. Traditional dal bhat, curry, Mo.MO or instant noodle soups will be available everywhere. You can buy clean bottled water as well as soft drinks hot tea, coffee and beer in most lodges. There is a welcome/farewell dinner with the guide included on the last evening in Kathmandu.
Once you reach the airport in Kathmandu, our airport representative will warmly welcome you and will transfer to the hotel on a private car. Please note that the transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Transportation from Pokhara to Kathmandu will be tourist bus. Which takes about 6/7 hours one way. For optional you can also take a 25 minutes flight that cost an additional US$ 107 each person one-way. Or your also can hire private Car @US$35 each person. We will help you to arrange comfortable Car & flights if needed.
Your safety is our highest priority. Our treks are designed and planned with safety in mind. Your expert Sherpa guide & porters will be equipped with extensive medical kit and other safety apparatus where necessary. They always have access to our 24-hour emergency call. Our leaders (Sherpa guide) are responsible for safety on the trek, and will make any changes to the itinerary they deem necessary should local conditions dictate. Pre-trip administration-such as compulsory medical questionnaires and travel insurance – is all done with your safety in mind.
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