Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 13 Days
  • Trip Grade: Fairly challenging
  • Max Altitude: 4130 m
  • Min Altitude: 1360m
  • Walking per day: 6 hours
  • Accomodation: Tea House/Camping
  • Trek Nature: Trekking
  • Best Season: Feb-Nov
  • Group Size: 2+

Trip Overview

The country is, indeed a promised land, and the some main Treks described in this website provide many opportunities to capture that vision in all its glory. Each has its own special appeal and its own rewards. On the way to Annapurna Base Camp trek You will enjoy every single minute of these magnificent vistas which also include gorgeous forests of red and pink rhododendron and lush bamboo groves.

Annapurna base camp trek via poon hill gives you chance to see other famous mountains such as Dhaulagiri (8167m.) which is the 7th highest mountain in the world and Mt. Fishtail (6997m) from the very popular viewpoint, Poon Hill. When you reach Base Camp you will feel like you are in heaven surrounded by the inspiring panorama of sparkling snow covered mountains. We can assure you that each and every moment you spend with us will be a memorable one. Join us for your once in a lifetime trekking to Annapurna base camp(ABC), enjoying spectacular views of the Annapurna range with Mountain World Treks and our experienced team.

Outline Itinerary

  • Itinerary 01:13 Days ABC Itinerary via Poonhill.

  • Day-01Arrive in Kathmandu (1330m)

    Company representative will pick up you from the airport and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free time to explore Thamel. (Overnight at hotel)

  • Day-02Kathmandu to Pokhara drive 6-7 hrs or Fly 30 min (850m)

    After breakfast we start our journey to Pokhara (your guide will be with for your whole trip). You can enjoy the scenery while driving on road following the Trisuli River where you might see people doing rafting. After around 6-7 hours (200km) drive you will reach beautiful and peaceful town Pokhara. Or you may take a 30 min flight to Pokhara enjoying the non-stop mountain scenery and valleys. A city with a large lake that offers us the magnificent views of various mountains. Dhaulagiri, the whole Annapurna range, Machhapuchre (Fishtail) amongst others. You will get another chance to do some last minute shopping for the trek and explore around the lake and town. (Overnight at hotel on BB basis)

  • Day-03 Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m) 8.5km, 5-6 hrs walking.

    After breakfast, we drive for 1.5 hours to reach the trekking starting point (Nayapul). Your 1st day of the adventure is begin from here. Mostly we walk along the new trail(dirt motor road) and through the local villages with rice fields along the small river side. while trekking you will get to know the life style of locals too. For the last hour we walk on the old trekking trail along stones steps and reach the Tikhedgunga. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).

  • Day-04Trek to Ghorepani (2850m) 9.8km, 6-7 hrs walking.

    We begin our journey after breakfast, continuing along stone steps we climb up to Ulleri. This is the toughest part of the day. It takes around 2 hours to climb up 500m. We continue to walk another hour through the mountain village and stop for lunch. After lunch we enter the rhododendron forest all the way up to Ghorpani which is about 3 hours walking. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).

  • Day-05Hike to Poon Hill (3210m) & trek to Tadapani (2660 m) 11km 6-7 hrs walking.

    Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210m) to see panoramic views with a multi colored sunrise on the snowy white mountain combining to amaze your senses. You can see more than 10 huge snow capped mountains from Poon Hill including the 7th highest mountain in the world, Dhaulagiri, and 10th highest mountain Annapurna 1st. Then it’s back to the tea house for breakfast. After this we trek to Tadapani through dense forest; we get chance to see monkeys, birds and other animals. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).

  • Day-06Tadapani to Sinuwa (2340m) 9.1km, 6-7 hours walking.

    Dropping down from Tadapani Gurjung the route offers good views of the upper Modi valley. The path then starts the long ascent high above the west bank of the Modi Khola. We pass the village of Chhomrong which lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli. From Chhomrong the trail descends until Chhomrong Khola then trail begins a slow climb as we head up to our destination for the day – Sinuwa. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).

  • Day-07Sinuwa to Deurali (3200m) 10.2km 5-6 hrs walking.

    There is a clearing in the forest a little further on, from there the route goes very steeply down a bank of rock and then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. We pass by the pasture of Tomo, and then the very neck of the gorge at pantheon Barah, where there is a small trail and a shrine. Continue track climbs to Himalaya hotel and another 1.5 hours reach Deurali at the campsite where you will overnight. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).

  • Day-08Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) 7 km, 5-6 hrs walking.

    Trek along the Modi river side , less vegetation, less O2, beautiful valley and mountain views will be tough and wonderful day. After you reach the Machhapuchhare Base Camp enjoy the hot drinks and hot food , get more energy to climbmg another approximately 2 hours to the Annapurna Base Camp. This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountains. Now your dreams become true and you are at Annapurna Base camp, which offers spectacular views (Over night at tea house on full board basis).

  • Day-09Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo ( 2300m) 13.2 km 5-6 hrs walking.

    Get up in the early morning and savor the magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas from ABC. After taking breakfast, we start descending from ABC to Bamboo back through MBC, Deurali, Dovan and finally reach Bamboo. Heading back down to the valley is much easier than climbing up. You will see the waterfalls that drop down from a high point to the rocks below. We pass through the forests with great views of Fishtail and Hiunchuli mountains. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).

  • Day-10Bamboo to Jhinu Dada (1760m) 7.8 km, 5-6 hrs walking.

    From Bamboo we make a steep ascent to the Kuldi Ghar and then to Sinuwa following the stone steps that leads to Lower Chhomrong. Then we ascend on the thousand stony steps taking us to Upper Chhomrong. From Chhomrong we descend to Jhinu Danda. We today get opportunity to enjoy hot springs lying just a 20-min walk from Jhinu Danda. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).

  • Day-11Jhinu Dada to Naya Pool (1070m) 10.8 km 6 hrs walking & drive to Pokhara.

    Trek from Jhinu Danda to New bridge and then to Kyumi village. After lunch, we trek to Syauli bazaar and then down to Birethanti. After about an hour trek from Birethanti, and we arrive at Naya Pul. The trek ends at Naya Pul.

    You will be picked you up at Nayapul and approx one hour drive takes you to Pokhara. We check in to our hotel late afternoon. Rest of the day free to wonder around. (Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara BL plan.)

  • Day-12Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.

    Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. You can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping or if you prefer you may celebrate dinner together with our trekking guide.( Overnight at the hotel BB plan.)

  • Day-13Final Departure to your onward destination

    We will Transfer you to International airport for final departure to your on wards destination.

  • Itinerary 02:11 Days ABC Itinerary without Poonhill.

  • Day - 01Arrive in Kathmandu (1330m)

    Company representative will pick up you from the airport and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free time to explore Thamel. (Overnight at hotel)

  • Day - 02Kathmandu to Pokhara drive 6-7 hrs or Fly 30 min (850m)

    After breakfast we start our journey to Pokhara (your guide will be with for your whole trip). You can enjoy the scenery while driving on road following the Trisuli River where you might see people doing rafting. After around 6-7 hours (200km) drive you will reach beautiful and peaceful town Pokhara. Or you may take a 30 min flight to Pokhara enjoying the non-stop mountain scenery and valleys. A city with a large lake that offers us the magnificent views of various mountains. Dhaulagiri, the whole Annapurna range, Machhapuchre (Fishtail) amongst others. You will get another chance to do some last minute shopping for the trek and explore around the lake and town. (Overnight at hotel on BB basis)

  • Day - 03Pokhara - Nayapul - Sewai by drive and trek to Chomrong. (2170m)2.30 hrs drive and 5-6 hours trek. 7Km 5-6 hours walking.

    Take drive to Sewai from Pokhara which takes about 2.30 hours and start trekking onwards to Chomrong Village. Quite flat walking path at the beginning but end with about 2 hours steeper steps towards Jhinu Danda and Chomrong.

  • Day - 04Trek to Dovan (2600m.) 7.5km 5-6 hours

    From Chhomrong the trail descends until Chhomrong Khola then trail begins a slow climb as we head up to Sinuwa than there is a clearing in the forest a little further on, from there the route goes very steeply down a bank of rock and then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. After bamboo another hour to reach dovan for today’s overnight stop. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).

  • Day - 05Trek to Deurali (3200m) 6.8 km 4-5 hours walking.

    We walk through the rain forest and cross the Barah temple where there is a small trail and a shrine. Continue track climbs to Himalaya hotel and another 1.5 hours reach Deurali at the campsite where you will overnight. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).

  • Day - 06Trek to Annapurna base Camp (4130m) 7 km, 4-5 hours.

    Trek along the Modi river side , less vegetation, less O2, beautiful valley and mountain views will be tough and wonderful day. After you reach the Machhapuchhare Base Camp enjoy the hot drinks and hot food , get more energy to climbmg another approximately 2 hours to the Annapurna Base Camp. This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountains. Now your dreams become true and you are at Annapurna Base camp, which offers spectacular views (Over night at tea house on full board basis).

  • Day - 07Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo ( 2300m) 13.2 km 5-6 hrs walking.

    Get up in the early morning and savor the magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas from ABC. After taking breakfast, we start descending from ABC to Bamboo back through MBC, Deurali, Dovan and finally reach Bamboo. Heading back down to the valley is much easier than climbing up. You will see the waterfalls that drop down from a high point to the rocks below. We pass through the forests with great views of Fishtail and Hiunchuli mountains. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).

  • Day - 08Bamboo to Jhinu Dada (1760m) 7.8 km, 5-6 hrs walking.

    From Bamboo we make a steep ascent to the Kuldi Ghar and then to Sinuwa following the stone steps that leads to Lower Chhomrong. Then we ascend on the thousand stony steps taking us to Upper Chhomrong. From Chhomrong we descend to Jhinu Danda. We today get opportunity to enjoy hot springs lying just a 20-min walk from Jhinu Danda. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).

  • Day - 09Jhinu Dada to Naya Pool (1070m) 10.8 km 6 hrs walking & drive to Pokhara.

    Trek from Jhinu Danda to New bridge and then to Kyumi village. After lunch, we trek to Syauli bazaar and then down to Birethanti. After about an hour trek from Birethanti, and we arrive at Naya Pul. The trek ends at Naya Pul. You will be picked you up at Nayapul and approx one hour drive takes you to Pokhara. We check in to our hotel late afternoon. Rest of the day free to wonder around. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara BL plan.

  • Day - 10Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.

    Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. You can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping or if you prefer you may celebrate dinner together with our trekking guide. Overnight at the hotel BB plan.

  • Day - 11Final Departure to your onward destination.

    We will Transfer you to International airport for final departure to your on wards destination.

Date & Cost

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Cost Included

  • Airport picks up and drops off
  • An English speaking guide and porters
  • Ground transportation
  • All Accommodation include breakfast
  • 3 main course meals a day while trekking
  • Trekking permit and TIMS
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government taxes and Tourist attraction fees
  • Mountain World Treks t-shirt and trekking map

 

 

Cost not Include

  • Flights To/From Nepal
  • Tourist Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals while not on the trek
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, gear, drinks, Hot shower, wifi, laundry, phone calls, etc.
  • Any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Tips to trekking staffs.

Equipment List

Packing List

Essential Items:

-Warm Jacket
-Waterproof jacket or poncho
-Mid-weight fleece or sweater
-2-3 Hiking shirts
-1-2 pair Hiking pants
-2-3 Non-hiking shirts
-1 Long-sleeve shirt
-1-2 Pairs non-hiking pants, shorts or skirts
-2-3 Pairs warm socks
-Warm hat
-Sun hat
-Long underwear (for high altitude)
-Gloves (for high altitude)
-Towel (preferably quick dry)
-Day pack
-Hiking shoes
-Sandals
-Sunglasses
-Water bladder or bottle
-Headlamp or flashlight
-Sun screen
-Lip balm
-Personal medications
-Camera

Non-Essential Items:
-Sleeping bag (can rent in Kathmandu)
-Trekking poles (can buy or rent in Kathmandu)
-Rain pants

Leaving items in Kathmandu:
You will be able to leave some of your non-valuable items at your hotel in Kathmandu when on the trek. You do not need to take everything trekking especially since there is a 12 kg limit that the porter will carry for you.

 

 

Before You Go

Nepal Visa Information
There are two ways to obtain a tourist visa for Nepal, either at a Nepalese Embassy before arriving or upon arrival at one of the many entry points.

Visa before arrival:
Visitors can visit their closest Nepalese Embassy to apply for a visa. Usually your visa can be approved the same day if it is not very busy. It is possible to fill out the application online before visiting the embassy to speed up the process.

Visa on arrival:
Visas are granted to visitors upon arrival in Nepal. The same process applies to arrival by air and land. Immigration offices can be found at Trivhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and the following land crossings:
Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birgunj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Belahia Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
Mohana, Dhangadi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
Gadda Chouki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)

Visa fees:
US $25.00 or equivalent foreign currency for 15 Days Tourist Visa with multiple entry;
US $40.00 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 Days Tourist Visa with multiple entry;
US $100.00 or equivalent foreign currency for 100 days Tourist Visa with multiple entry.

Renewing your visa:
If you want to extend your visa, you can go to the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu. It usually only takes a few hours and you can fill out the application online beforehand to save time. The visa costs US $30 for 15 days and US $2 for every additional day.

What to bring:
-A copy of your application
-Passport
-A copy of your passport
-A passport size photo
-Cash

 

Terms and Conditions
This agreement applies between you (client) and Mountain Word Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Limited, the owner of this website. Upon booking a trip with us, you are agreeing to be bound to the following Terms and Conditions. Both parties agree to these Terms and Conditions to resolve any legal or other disputes that may arise during the trip.

Payment
Within one week of receiving your trip confirmation from us, a 25% deposit of the total cost of your trip is required. The rest of the cost can be paid upon arrival.

Cancellation by the Client
In the event of the need to cancel your trip, you must contact us as soon as possible. The date on which we receive your cancellation request will determine the cancellation charge.

If you cancel your trip 30 days or more before your departure, you will receive a full refund minus the bank’s service charge and the cost of cancelling services booked. Cancellations less than 30 days before your departure will result in loss of deposit and the cost of the services booked.

The Client is strongly advised to take out trip cancellation insurance at the time of making the booking.

Please note that no refunds will be made if you voluntarily leave a trip for any reason after the trip has begun. No refunds will be made for any accommodation, transport, sightseeing, meals or services not utilized.

Cancellation by the Company
Mountain World Treks reserves the right to cancel any trip prior to departure due to reasons beyond its control (i.e. natural disasters, flight cancellation, consequences of strikes, wars, riots, sickness, quarantine, government intervention, weather conditions). In such a case, Mountain World Treks will refund the trip price or you are entitled to take an alternative trip of the same value within one year of your scheduled departure.

Changes to Your Itinerary
If you wish to make a change to your itinerary please contact us as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate your requests. If the itinerary amendment is made within 30 days of the trip departure, there may be an additional cost depending upon our arrangements.

In the case that Mountain World Treks needs to make an alteration to your itinerary we will contact you as soon as possible to discuss alternatives. Sometimes unavoidable circumstances arise that are beyond our control such as flight delays, weather, natural disasters and road conditions that will alter the planned trip. We will work as quickly as we can to make new arrangements that please everyone. Mountain World Treks will not be responsible for the additional expenses incurred from such incidents.

Mountain World Treks does not accept any responsibility for costs incurred as a result of missed international flights, but would assist to make alternative arrangements wherever possible. Because domestic flights in Nepal can often be delayed, we highly advise you to allow extra days upon arrival to and departure from Nepal to avoid having to reschedule a flight.

Price Changes
Due to various external forces, we may need to adjust our costs. We reserve the right to revise pricing under any circumstances. We will notify you if any of your trip costs change.

Passport and Visa
All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas for the countries you are traveling to. Mountain World Treks cannot accept responsibility if you are refused entry to a country or places because you lack the correct visa documentation.

Travel Insurance
All clients must have a comprehensive travel insurance package. Your insurance must cover medical, personal accident, helicopter rescue, emergency evacuation, trip cancellation, loss and theft of baggage. Please see our travel insurance page for more information.

Risks and Liabilities
We are committed to providing the best services and take the necessary precautions so that your trip runs smoothly. However, many things are beyond our control.

Some of our trips may be unsuitable for clients due to age, mobility, pregnancy or physical or mental conditions. The client must notify us at the time of booking of any medical, physical or mental conditions which may affect their ability to participate in all aspects of the trip. Failure to notify Mountain World Treks of any such condition may result in trip cancellation and loss of fees.

We are not liable for providing and special facilities or requests of the client unless we have agreed to do so in writing.

Mountain World Treks would not be liable for any injury/health conditions/emotional or other conditions suffered by the client during the trip.

Communication
All communication, unless otherwise stated, should be sent to info@mountainworldtreks.com or be made by phone.

Updating Terms and Conditions
The Company reserves the right to update and amend these terms and conditions at anytime.

Travel Insurance
To join one of our trips you must have travel insurance. It is your responsibility to ensure that your insurance provides sufficient coverage appropriate for the activities included in the trip. We advice that your insurance covers the following:

Medical expenses
Helicopter rescue
Trip cancellation
Travel delays and missed departures
Loss and damage of baggage

Please print a copy of your insurance information and policy and bring it with you to Nepal.

Many of our past clients have used World Nomads as their travel insurance company.

 

Trip related question answer:-  

1) How difficult is the trekking to Annapurna Base Camp?
–No ropes needed and no ice picks needed. There is no vertical climbing involved. The trial is rough, Most of the trek involves long paths that go up and then down. People with weak ankles should take caution. Depending on the time of year you go there can also be snow and ice in the trails. Use caution or seek the expertise of our guide.

2) How fit do I need to be to go trekking to base camp of Annapurna?
–An average level of fitness is required.

3) Can my children go on the ABC trek?
–Yes your Children can do it but make sure they have enough walking experience.

4) What if I am a solo traveler? Is there a supplemental for singles?
–No problem. Many of our customers are traveling solo. It may also be an option to join a small group or another solo traveler, let us know if this interest you. Yes, there is a supplemental cost if you are traveling alone, please Contact us to find out more.

5) When should I go to Annapurna Base Camp​?
–October to November is the start of the dry season and is the most popular time to visit Nepal as the monsoon has recently finished, leaving a green and lush countryside, fresh and clean air, and clear views of the Himalayan. From December to February the temperature is very cold but visibility is still good. With fewer tourists on the trails, this can be the preferred time to visit. However, the cold can make high altitude treks more strenuous than normal. Some treks will be closed due to snow. March to May is the second most popular time to visit. The weather is warmer and the visibility is still good, though not as crystal clear as between October to November. Nepal’s flowers, however, come alive at this time of year. June to September is the monsoon season. While you can still trek during this time, the options are limited due to the rains and heat.

6) Are there any ATM’s on the Trekking route?
–Are there any ATM’s on the Trekking route?

7) Do I need to purchase my own travel insurance for ABC Trek?
–Yes. Most trips run smoothly, but once in awhile something unexpected can happen, that’s why we highly recommend and to join one of our trips you must have travel insurance. Please see our travel insurance section for more information.

8) Will I get altitude sickness on the Trek?
–Annapurna Base Camp​Trek doesnt go higher than 4100m. and It is not possible affected by the altitude very much but some people might fell altitude symptoms It is usually above 3000 meters when people start to feel symptoms. Please see our page on altitude sickness for detailed information.

9) Will I have access to the internet?
–Yes some of the place you will be able to use Internet if there in not any technical probem. eg; Ghorepani and Ghandruk.

10) Can I charge my camera batteries on the trek?
–Yes you can charge batteries but you’ll be charged by the hour and you’ll have to bring your own charger.

11) Will my mobile phone work on this Trek?
–Cell phones work at most of the places on ABC Trek, depending on your mobile provider. There are also phone services almost everywhere we go if you need to reach home.

12) What is the accommodation like?
–We can tailor the accommodation to meet your requests. While in Kathmandu and Pokhara we generally stay in very nice 3-4 star hotels. During the treks, we will be staying in local guesthouses along the trail. The guesthouses vary, but overall are clean, charming and meet all of your needs.

13) What happens if I get sick or get hurt while trekking?
–Basically our guide will sort out the things what to do. If it is not too bad you may go down by walking, however in the event of an emergency there usually is access to a telephone line or satellite phone for an evacuation via helicopter. This is another reason to be sure you are covered with adequate travel insurance!

14) Who are the guides?
–Mountain World Treks hires guiding professionals with a love and passion for outdoor travel and adventure. Our guides have been with us for many years and know the trails well. They all speak English very well and know how to take good care of the clients. Please see our About Us page for more information on our guides.

15) Will I have to carry all of my own stuff on the Trek?
–No, unless you request to. Our porters will carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. All you need to carry are your essential items for the day. The porter fee is included in the price of your trip. We plan for 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance to the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general 12kg is more than sufficient.

16) Is the water and food safe on the Trek?
–The tap and mountain water in Nepal are generally not safe to drink for tourists. Bottled water, boiling water or using water purification tablets are your best options. Tea and coffee are okay to drink. Yes, the food is safe in Nepal. And delicious! For more information Please Contact us.

17) For more information ?
–Visit our website:- www.mountainworldtreks.com