ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK

  • Days:15 Days
  • Difficulty:Moderate
  • Country:Nepal
  • Activity:Trekking and Hiking
  • Max Altitude:4130m/13549ft
  • Accomodation:Tea-House/Lodges
  • Best Season:March-May, Sep-Nov
  • Meals:B,L,D
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Trip Introduction

Overview

Annapurna Basecamp is one of the famous and most visited basecamps of Nepal. This is because you can see the whole Annapurna massif and neighboring peaks. Along with it, the sceneries and cultures is something to remember. Taking the Poon hill with Annapurna Basecamp trek involves observing the gorgeous display of frosty mountain peaks like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and getting an opportunity to dive into the pristine culture that the Gurung and Thakali people follow. Take this trek if you want a perfect balance between nature and culture.  

The trip is 15 days long and you start at the Kathmandu where you visit some of the famous landmarks like the Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Temple. Then you drive to Pokhara where you stay overnight. The drive goes along the beautiful Prithivi highway and it provides surreal views of Trishuli River and Marsayangdi. After visiting the major landmarks in Pokhara, you head to Nayapul via bus. From here, you officially start your trek. You trek to Tikhedhunga and then Ghorepani. These small settlements are filled with Gurung people and to reach here, it is mandatory to walk along with stone steps that traverse through forests. The following day, you shall proceed towards the famous vantage point at Poon Hill to observe picturesque views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna and the neighboring peaks. The view gets more amazing if you see it at sunrise, so you go there before dawn. After enjoying the view, you continue the trek to Tadapani, Chhomrong, and Dovan and finally reach Deurali. You stay at villages inhabited by ethnic people like Gurung of Chhomrong where you can enjoy their heart-warming hospitality and unique culture. Deurali is the final stop before you reach the basecamp. Initially, make your way to Machhapuchhre base camp and then walk on the snow-filled trails to finally reach the Annapurna Basecamp. You can see spectacular views of the southern slopes of Annapurna and the neighboring peaks. From the base camp, we head back to Bamboo and the descending trail takes us to Jhinu Danda where we can relax in the hot springs. Walk along the Modi Khola and finally arrive at Nayapul. Catch a bus that takes you to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu where this trip will end. 

Providing quality services while you enjoy Nepal is the main motto of Malla Treks. With the best transportation and accommodation services to experienced guides and staffs, we make sure that you enjoy your stay to the fullest. Not only that, we provide quality services at unbeatable rates plus our itinerary is flexible so you can arrange it according to your will.  

Trip Highlights

  • Trekking to the famous Annapurna Basecamp 
  • Observing the panoramic views of the mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre 
  • Discovering the unique cultures of ethnic people like Gurung and Magars  
  • Exploring the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu 

 

15 Days of walking
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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

As per your schedule, you arrive at Kathmandu via the Tribhuvan International Airport. There, our company’s staff will welcome you warmly. Then, they accompany you to your designated hotel. At dinner, the staffs will welcome you and talk briefly about the trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.

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Day 2

This day is separated for you to enjoy the diverse culture of Kathmandu Valley. The sightseeing tour will start after an early breakfast and the first stop is Boudhanath Stupa. After worshiping there, you visit another religious important landmark, the Pashupatinath Temple. Then you visit Kathmandu Durbar Square after exploring the temple. There, you have your lunch and explore the unique landmarks of the square. If you have time, you can even visit the Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Squares. Overnight in Kathmandu.

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Day 3

After an early breakfast, you head to Pokhara via the Prithivi Highway. En route, you see beautiful sceneries of hills and the Trishuli River. You stop at Malekhu for lunch and stop at various places for snacks. By late afternoon, you reach Pokhara and you transfer to the hotel where you refresh. You shall then visit Phewa Lake and do boating there. You can also visit the Talbarahi Temple in Phewa Lake. Spend your evening by roaming around Lakeside. Overnight in Pokhara.

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Day 4

After breakfast, you hop onto a bus that leads to Nayapul. From there, you start your trek to Tikhedhunga. The trail goes along the banks of the Modi River and you can see mules and bamboo forests along the way. You come across a waterfall where you can swim if you want. As you arrive in Nayapul, collect your stuff and commence the trek to Tikhedhunga. The trails see a steep climb through stone stairs. Rest for a while in Hille before finally stopping at Tikhedhunga. Overnight in Tikhedhunga. 

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Day 5

After an early breakfast, you walk the trail that goes along the Tikhedhunga River and crosses the river via a suspension bridge. Then you walk the staircase, which is believed to have more than 3,000 steps, that takes you to Ulleri, which is inhabited by Magars. The trail continues through rhododendron forests and you reach Nangethanti. From there, you reach Ghorepani in an hour. Ghorepani is the final resting point before summiting the poon hill. This village is inhabited by Gurung. Overnight in Ghorepani. 

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Day 6

Poon Hill is known for providing scenic views of the Himalayas and the best time to see it is during sunrise. So, before dawn, you hike to Poon Hill. From there, you can see Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Gangapurna and other neighboring peaks. After seeing the amazing view, you descend for breakfast and then head towards Tadapani through dense rhododendron forests. Tadapani is a small settlement that is inhabited by people of the Gurung community. Overnight in Tadapani. 

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Day 7

You start your trek after breakfast. The destination is Chhomrong and today you will walk through rhododendron forests. The trail descends to Kimrong Valley from where you can see the magnificent Machhapuchhre. A short climb from the valley leads you to Chhomrong, the gateway to Annapurna Basecamp. This village is inhabited by Gurung and there are many lodges and teahouses here. Overnight in Chhomrong. 

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Day 8

After breakfast, you descend to Chhomrong Khola through stairs and cross the river via a suspension bridge. Then you start to walk uphill and reach Kuldi where you have your lunch. After resting a while, you continue the trek by descending through bamboo and rhododendron forests and reach Bamboo village. After crossing the village, you reach Dovan. Overnight in Dovan. 

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Day 9

Today, after breakfast you walk the narrow trail along Modi Khola that goes through the foothills of Machhapuchhre. En route, you can see other mountains like Annapurna and Hiunchuli. This region is called Annapurna Sanctuary because the Annapurna massif surrounds it. You walk through glaciers, moraines and then reach Deurali for overnight stay. You can do a short trek to Machhapuchhre Basecamp and explore the area. Overnight in Deurali. 

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Day 10

You start your trek after breakfast and descend to a small ridge that leads you to Annapurna Basecamp. Some parts of the trail get difficult and narrow. You can see amazing views of fertile agricultural lands and the mountains ranges. You reach the basecamp located at the foothill of the south slope of Annapurna. From the basecamp, you can see the entire Annapurna massif. Overnight in Annapurna Base Camp. 

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Day 11

You wake up early in the morning to witness the splendid sunrise on the mountains. Then, you have your breakfast and descend to Bamboo via the route you came up. Enjoy the amazing views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri while you descend. You have lunch at Dovan and after resting for a while, continue the trek. Walking past rhododendron and bamboo forests, you reach Bamboo again. Overnight in Bamboo. 

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Day 12

After breakfast, you walk uphill to Kuldi and the trail gets flat till you reach Sinuwa. Then you descend to Chhomrong Khola. En route, you can see magnificent views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. You reach Chhomrong village where you have your lunch. About an hour walk, you reach Jhinu Danda, which is famous for its natural hot springs. Dissolve all your fatigue at the hot springs. Overnight stay.

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Day 13

You have an early breakfast and hit the trail for the last time. Enjoy the scenic views of farmlands and terraced farms with the mountains in the backdrop. You descend to the banks of the Modi Khola and reach Syauli Bazzar to have your lunch. After resting for a while, you reach Birethanti and from there the next stop is Nayapul. You drive back to Pokhara from here. Overnight in Pokhara. 

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After the tiring trek, it’s time to head back to Kathmandu. You have your breakfast and board the bus heading to Kathmandu. By afternoon, you reach your hotel and if you want, you can explore the city or go shopping on your own after refreshing. Then you join the team for a farewell dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu. 

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Day 15

Today is your last day in Nepal. Before you depart, we would like to know your feedback on the trip and our management as well. Our staffs will make sure that you reach the airport on time as per your scheduled flight. We hope to see you again and wish you a safe flight.  

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NOTE:

During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors,that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

 

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Included

  • Arrival and Departure: Pick-up and drop-off from the airport to the hotel.
  • Hotel Accommodation: Twin sharing room with bed and breakfast basis in Kathmandu.
  • Permit: All necessary permits including National Park permits, TIMS permit, and conservation entry fees.
  • Insurance: Comprehensive insurance coverage for all Nepalese staff during the trek.
  • Member Transportation: Domestic airfare from Kathmandu to Pokhara and return Pokhara to Kathmandu and Ground Transportation as mention in the itinerary . Transportation of necessary equipment for all.
  • Member Luggage: Each member is allowed up to 15 kg of personal baggage during the trek, carried by porters.
  • Lodging and Food: Accessible accommodation in hotels and lodges with 3 meals a day (B/L/D) during the trek.
  • Guide and Porter: One English-speaking guide and porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) during the trek.
  • Staff Salary and Allowance: Daily wages, salary, food, and accommodation for all Nepalese staff.
  • First Aid Kit: A well-stocked first aid kit will be available for emergencies

Excluded

  • Airfare and Visa: International flight fares to/from Kathmandu and Nepal entry visa fees.
  • Personal Transportation: Any personal transportation beyond the aforementioned programs.
  • Lunch and Dinner: Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and during early returns from the trek.
  • Extra Night in Kathmandu: Any extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrivals, late departures, or early returns from the trek.
  • Rescue Evacuation: Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation costs if required, including rescue, repatriation, medication, medical tests, and hospitalization costs.
  • Personal Expenses: Telephone, internet, battery recharge, shower, laundry, alcoholic beverages, boiled water, beer, coke, and personal trekking gear and equipment.
  • Tips: Tips for guides, porters, and staff.

Note: Any other services not mentioned in the included or excluded services list will not be covered and will be the responsibility of the trekker.

 

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Basic Trekking Equipment List

                  

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Quantity Type Remarks
1 Woolen Cap     1
2 Sunglasses     1  UV protected
3 Bob Scarf/buff Mask     1
4 Warm down Jacket     1
5 Thermal Inner Layer  2 pairs
6 Gloves  1 pair
7 Sleeping Bag    1 20 + Degrees
8 Trekking Trousers & Inner Vest As per necessity
9 Trekking Shoes  1 pair   Full Ankle
10 Woolen Socks 3/4 pairs
11 Trekking Poles  1 pair
12 Water Bottle    1    Thermos  1 L+
13 Waterproof Jacket    1
14 Slippers  1 pair
15 Sun Block    1     SPF 30
16 Personal First Aid Kit    1
17 Trekking Bag    1    Rucksack  50 L+
18 Area Map    1
19 Head Light with extra battery    1

General Trekking info


  1. Trekking at high altitudes requires warm clothing to protect you from the cold. A down jacket with a hood is a must for altitudes above 4,000 m. You can rent a down jacket for USD 30-40 based on trekking days, but please note that in case of loss or damage, you will need to reimburse the cost of USD 150 per item.


  2. A good quality sleeping bag is essential for a comfortable night’s sleep during the trek. You can rent a 4-season sleeping bag for USD 30-40 based on trekking days, but again, if you lose or damage the sleeping bag, you will need to reimburse the cost of USD 150 per item.


  3. Before embarking on your trek, make sure to acclimatize to the altitude by spending a few days in Kathmandu. This will help your body adjust to the change in altitude and reduce the risk of altitude sickness.


  4. It is essential to have proper trekking shoes that are comfortable and provide good traction. Make sure to break in your shoes before the trek to avoid blisters and discomfort.


  5. The weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, so it is crucial to pack for different weather conditions. Layers of clothing, including a waterproof jacket and pants, are recommended.


  6. Trekking poles can be a lifesaver, especially when trekking uphill or downhill. They help reduce the pressure on your knees and provide extra stability.


  7. It is important to stay hydrated while trekking. Carry a water bottle or bladder with you and make sure to drink enough water throughout the day. Avoid drinking untreated water and carry water purification tablets or a water filter.


  8. Toiletries like wet wipes and hand sanitizer are essential, especially when there is no access to running water. It is also important to carry toilet paper and dispose of it properly.


  9. Trekking in the Himalayas can be physically demanding, so it is essential to be in good physical shape. Regular exercise and cardiovascular training can help prepare your body for the trek.


  10. Respect the local culture and traditions by learning a few words in the local language and dressing modestly. Avoid giving money or sweets to children, as it can encourage a culture of begging.


  11. Trekking in the Himalayas can be an unforgettable experience, so take the time to enjoy the scenery and immerse yourself in the local culture. Take plenty of pictures, but remember to be respectful of the local customs and traditions.

 

FAQ

You can apply visa to Nepal through embassy or other diplomatic mission to your country also you can obtain tourist visa upon arrival at Kathmandu airport. If you prefer to use a visa service you will find many by searching on the internet, one in particular we have found reliable is CIBT: https://cibtvisas.com/

Yes, it is compulsory you should arrange your travel insurance and please insure your chosen policy also covers helicopter and medical rescue and repatriation costs.

In Kathmandu or in other cities we use 5-star hotels and in trekking or in remote areas we provide the highest quality available.

Between 1000m and 3500m the temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to 5 deg C low. At higher altitude, the temperature ranges from 20 deg C to -10 deg C. During winter it is around 10 deg colder.

Nepal is Greenwich Mean Time plus five hours and 45 minutes. That means if it’s 8:00pm in Kathmandu, it’s 9:15am in New York and 6:15am in California.

Nepal is on the 220V system. Sockets are usually the three-pin variety, but they vary. If you are planning to use something like a hairdryer or electric shaver at the hotel, bring a converter and a selection of plug adapters.

There are varieties of Food item so menu will be provided to all the clients and they can order their food according to the menu.

As long as you are in good physical shape, you do not require any hiking experience for short treks. If you are planning a trek longer than a week, you should work out or do long day hikes at home.

You should bring a one-litre water bottle with you on the trek. We prefer that you purify water yourself using iodine in order to save scarce fuel. You can also buy mineral water bottles or boiled water during the trek

Yes, we will provide you a domestic sim card or a satellite phone from which you can make international calls. You can also buy a domestic sim card on your own in Kathmandu

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