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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Duration

14 Days

Max. Elevation

4130Mm

Group size

Min 2pax

Level
MODERATE
Transportation
All ground transportation
Best Season
March to May, September to December
Accomodation

3*** hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Tea house/lodge during the trek

Meals

Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara

All meals during the trek

Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu - Pokhara - Poon hill - ABC - pokhara - Kathmandu

Highlights

    • Excellent viewpoints: Poon Hill and Annapurna base camp
    • Evergreen forests and cascading waterfalls
    • Wide stone step trail
    • Ethnic hospitality
    • Meditation in Annapurna base camp

The Annapurna Base Camp trek or Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is one of the major hiking trails in the Annapurna Conservation Area Project. The trek offers the magnificent Himalayan panoramic view, evergreen forests, stone step trails, and picturesque ethnic villages. Located at an altitude of 4130m. It is one of the best trekking destinations in Nepal.
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Starting from Nayapul, the ABC trek proceeds on the bank of the Bhurungdi River crossing paddy fields and stone thatch-roofed villages. From Tikhedhunga a  steep climb to Ulleri on the stone-stepped trail goes through the rhododendron forest leads you to Ghorepani. A 45-minute hike early in the morning takes you to Poon Hill for a sunrise view of enchanting mountain peaks like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Hiunchuli, and others. From Ghorepani, the trekking trail goes through dense Rhododendron forest with the harmonic sound of wind and chirping of birds. 
The sublime experience surpasses your imagination once you witness the magnificent Annapurna Mountain range encircling the base camp at 4130 meters. The Annapurna base camp trekking offers travelers with once in a lifetime trip in the Himalayas.  While descending, a natural hot spring at Jhinu sets your muscles and soothes tiredness.

If you are planning a hiking trip, the Annapurna base camp trek might be the best option for you. Here at Vertex Holiday, we provide custom-tailored itineraries considering the clients' intent to experience a wonderful vacation in the Himalayas. Feel free to contact us for more details about this and other amazing trips. 

Trip Itinerary

Day

1

Namaste and welcome to Nepal. After your arrival, Kathmandu, Vertex Holiday’s airport representative will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. After getting refreshed,  short briefing and orientation by our trekking leaders will be conducted. The evening is wonderful with dinner with the Nepali cultural program. Overnight at the hotel.

Day

2

After breakfast at the hotel, we will set out for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, which includes UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square in Kathmandu are among them. However, there are in total  seven world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley. Returning back from the sightseeing tour, you will get a short trip briefing. Overnight at the hotel.

Optional program:- Early morning you can take mountain flight to see Mt.Everest and other hundreds of nice peaks.

Day

3

From Kathmandu, we drive to the touristic town of Pokhara. As an option of the driving, you can take a flight with additional cost to see the views of Langtang, Manaslu and Annapurna range of mountain peaks. If driving, tourist buses leave at 7 am and you have to check-in at 6.30 am. Through the winding road, we drive for 6 hours and reach Pokhara. Walking throughout the lakeside city is fabulous. Overnight at the hotel.

Day

4

After breakfast, we drive to Nayapul, from where our trek  begins. The trek goes through the stone houses and terrace farm trail. A stream flows beside the trail. In autumn, the smell of the rice fields can be  as astounding as the scenery.  The first day of the trek ends at Tikhedhunga. Here we can visit the nearby waterfall and enjoy the serene nature.  Overnight at lodge.

Day

5

On the second day of the trek,  we ascend through the stone stepped uphill trail for a couple of hours after crossing the suspension bridge. While ascending, we will meet many trekkers both ascending and descending. Then we reach a village of Ulleri and to Banthati for lunch.  Then we walk through the rhododendron forest. Gradually, we walk to Ghorepani amidst the dense rhododendron forest . Overnight at lodge.

Day

6

Getting up early, we hike up to Poon Hill to catch the glimpse of sunrise. The hiking trail is  made of stone steps. Poon Hill is a famous viewpoint  from where the panoramic Mt. Annapurna, Dhawalagiri, Fishtail, Himchuli, and the surrounding peaks can be viewed. You can take an abundant snaps. We then hike down to Ghorepani for breakfast breakfast and  trek to Tadapani through  the biggest Rhododendron forest in Nepal . The trail today is full of ups and down with view of mesmerizing mountain ranges .Overnight at lodge.

Day

7

With the morning glimpse of sunrays hitting the Annapurna South peak , we begin our trek through the rhododendron forest . The second half of trail is relatively easy. The fabulous Annapurna South and Fishtail peak at the backdrop expose their beauty. Enjoy the local hospitality  walk up to the village of Chhomrong for lunch. We trek down to the Chhomrung stream passing some lodges. Crossing the stream we gradually climb up and reach Sinuwa. Overnight at lodge.

Day

8

After the breakfast our trek heads through the forest entering into the Modi Khola valley. The trekking trail today is mixed as we reach the Bamboo village. The tiny village start to appear as we approach higher. Our trek continues through the bamboo forest to reach to Dovan for lunch. Passing the Himalayan Hotel, we ascend to  the Hinku cave. The trail is isolated and the pristine scenery will astound us. As we are heading through the high altitude, the symptoms of dizziness can be felt. Then we continue climbing to Deurali, enjoying the view magnificent Fishtail. Overnight at lodge.

Day

9

We proceed to the Annapurna base camp via Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) base camp. Annapurna base camp is  in the shape of natural amphitheater, surrounded by white mountains  Annapurna I, II, Fishtail, Gangapurna, and others . Mostly, this part remains snow-covered. Overnight at a lodge at Annapurna base camp.


Day

10

 Sunrise view from the Annapurna base camp is outstanding. Exploring the white peaks, we take breakfast and begin to descend through the same trail via Machhapuchhre base camp. Passing Deurali, we climb down to Dovan, beautifully resided by the River. Overnight at lodge.

Day

11

After breakfast, our trek retraces through the steep trail from Bamboo. Reaching Khuldi Ghar, we trek down further to the  village of Chhomrong . Climbing down to Jhinu Danda, we hike down for about 20 minutes to enjoy the natural hot spring. It is taken as a natural cure for various skin diseases. Then back to Jhinu Danda. Overnight at lodge.

Day

12

We begin to trek down from the Jhinu Danda  to Naya Pul. It is a walk through the wide trail for about 6 hours via Syauli Bazaar. From Nayapul, it takes an hour to drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.

Day

13

Today, we drive back to Kathmandu. It’s a scenic drive through the Prithvi Highway road. Or if you take a flight, it's half an hour flight. After your arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Optional program: If you are going for the jungle safari and village tour in Chitwan, you drive to Chitwan and enjoy the safari trip. We offer 2 Nights/3 Days package for your wonderful holidays in Nepal.

Day

14

After a memorable trekking experience , a representative from Vertex Holiday will drop you at the airport for your  departure.

Inclusions

    • Airport picks up and drops off by private vehicle 
    • Three nights’ and two nights’ accommodation at a star category hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara(BB plan with twin sharing basis)
    • Kathmandu city tour, professional guide with private vehicle 
    • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
    • All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
    • All accommodation during  in mountain (twin sharing basis)
    • An experienced and government license holder, helpful, friendly and English/Chinese-speaking trekking guide, porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their all kind of cost i.e. Transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, meals, and accommodation
    • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS, please bring 3 passport size photos)
    • A comprehensive medical kit
    • Government taxes and service charge
    • Duffle bag for Trekking
    • Nepalese visa fee
    • International airfare
    • Personal travel insurance
    • any kind of museum, heritage site, and park entrance fee
    • All kind of drinks, snacks and personal ordered food   
    • All kind of personal expenses
    • Hot shower during the trekking
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Rescue charge (if needed)
    • Tips for trekking staff

Complimentary

    • Comprehensive medical kit 
    • Duffle bag for Trekking 
    • Snack of seasonal fruit during the trek

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