10 Days Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the classic Himalaya treks of Nepal. The trail ascends from thick forest and hillside rice terraces to well above the tree line to the starkly beautiful Annapurna South Glacier Valley and the base camp site for countless summit expeditions.

The trailhead is easily reached by a short drive from the relaxed and beautiful lake-side city of Pokhara. From Nayapul, it’s packs and boots on, and the steady ascending trek up the valley beneath the towering mass of Mardi Himal 5,553m and Mount Machapuchare 6,993m to the east, and the many icy summits to the west stretching from Annapurna South all the way to Annapurna III farther to the north. The mountains scenery is breathtaking along every section of this trail. The culmination is to stand at 4,130m Annapurna Base Camp and be surrounded by snow-capped Himalaya peaks. The experience is exhilarating and humbling at the same time. The mountains radiate their silent power to your core.

The trek is moderately easy to complete. The trail quality is excellent and the maximum altitude is far less than some of the other big-name treks. There are also excellent teahouse accommodation options at every village. The entire trail is within the Annapurna Conservation Area, and so you can be assured the natural environmental experience you are seeking will be there for you and future generations. And, if you trek during the warming spring months, the lower trail is awash with rhododendron and orchid in full bloom.

This is an excellent first-Himalaya-trek option if you are looking to trek Nepal for this first time. The scenic rewards for effort are far beyond any other Nepal trekking route.

Itinerary

Day 1. Kathmandu arrival (1300m) overnight in hotel

Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The Langtang Ri Trekking & Expedition representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After your refreshment you will be picked up from your hotel lobby and driven to our Thamel office where you will be formally introduced to your trekking guide. We will go through all your trek itinerary and arrangements with you to insurer every detail is in place. We will also ask to bring your passport, extra passport photographs and a copy of your travel insurance

Day 2. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (900m) overnight in hotel

After breakfast, drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara; naturally blessed city and gateway to top trekking destination. It takes 6 hours to reach Pokhara covering the 240 kilometers distance or you can take 40 minutes flight to Pokhara.

Day 3. Drive to Kyumi and trek to Ghandruk (1,940m/5hrs) overnight in trekking lodge

Breakfast at the hotel. Then drive for around 3-4 hours to reach Kyumi which is the starting point of the trek. Then we trek for 3-4 hours to reach Ghandruk; beautiful Gurung village for the overnight.

Day 4. Ghandruk to Sinuwa (2,360/6-7Hrs) overnight in trekking lodge

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, continue the trek on the undulating trail for 6-7 hours to reach Sinuwa for the overnight. During the trek, we gain an altitude about 400 meters crossing rivers, jungles as well as enjoying the splendid view of Mount Annapurna and Fishtail.

Day 5. Sinuwa to Deurali (3,230m/7hrs) overnight in trekking lodge

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast proceeds the trekking journey on the path that runs through bamboo, rhododendron and oak forest for 6 hours to reach Deurali for the overnight. During the scenic journey enjoying the amazing beauty of waterfall, temple, and cave we gain an altitude of almost 900 meters.

Day 6. Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/5hrs) overnight in trekking lodge

Most of the trek will be on the uphill trail as the trail gains a height of almost 900 meters. After breakfast, we trek on the challenging trail till we reach Machhapuchhre base camp from where we experience the spectacular vision of the Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna and many more. Then we follow upward trail to reach the Annapurna base camp from where thrill at the 360-degree panoramic vision of majestic peaks. Overnight at the trekking lodge

Day 7. Annapurna Base Camp and descend back to Sinuwa (2,360m/8hrs) overnight in trekking lodge

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, we follow the downhill trail as we descend 1700 meters to reach Sinuwa for the overnight. During almost 6-7 hours trek we enjoy the spectacular vision of Annapurna South, Annapurna and many more.

Day 8. Sinuwa – Jhinu (Hotsprings)5 hrs - drive to Pokhara (3-4hrs) Overnight in Hotel

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, trek for around 5 hours from Sinuwa to reach Jhinu. We will stop in Jhinu for lunch. Another 30 mins of walking and we will cross the large suspention bridge, from where we will catch the vehicle for 4 hours drive to Pokhara.

Day 9. Pokhara to Kathmandu drive overnight in hotel(1300m)

After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu. Enjoy a full day at leisure. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 10. Departure for home – Kathmandu Airport

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kathmandu airport for a return flight back home.

What's Included

  • •    Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private vehicle
    •   Twin/Double sharing accommodation at Kathmandu and Pokhara in 3 star hotel with breakfast
    •    Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu  by tourist bus
    •    Pokhara – Kyumi- Jhinu -Pokhara private transportation for members & Nepali staffs
    •    Accommodation in normal tea house during trek
    •    Meals (Breakfast with 2 cups of tea coffee , lunch and  dinner) in trekking
    •    Annapurna trekking map for group 
    •    All necessary paper work & Permits
    •    All cost for a Langtang Ri staff (A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide and one Porter between each two clients  while on trek )
    •    Salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of Langtang Ri trekking staff
    •    ACAP
    •    TIMS
    •    First aids kit
    •    Travel & Rescue arrangement.
    •     All government taxes.

What's Not Included

  • •    International Flight & Nepal Visa
    •    Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 per person for 30 days)
    •    Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    •    Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
    •    Insurance for clients
    •    Drinking water, Electricity bills, hot shower during trek
    •    Tips for guide & Porter & Driver
    •    Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking
    •    Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
    •    Any service not specified in cost include section

Equipment Check List

Recommended equipment list: Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. Some items of equipment are available for hire from us as like Down Jacket
Footwear

Well broken-in walking shoes - these must be suitable for snow, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.
Clothing

Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.
Other equipment

Sleeping bag (5 seasons),  lock, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
Other Items

Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, toilet roll, laundry soap, wet ones, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.
Important Note

Itinerary and Dates: Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. Your guide, and their Sherpa assistants, will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary. Our aim is to return you safely to Kathmandu in time for your departure flight booking.

Experience Required: This Trek is suitable for keen walkers who are able to walk for 6 – 7 hours each day, with a light rucksack. Some of the days are quite long, and walking feels more strenuous at altitude. Generally, the trail is a good quality, but occasionally it will be uneven and rocky.

Food & Accommodation: You will be accommodated in a teahouse each night, unless the itinerary stipulates tent camping is necessary on some nights. Teahouses are simple, locally-run guesthouses with twin-share or single rooms. Toilets and showers are of varying standards. Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised by the variety of food at the lodges.

What about our luggage: One porter will be shared between two trekking clients. Porters will carry a maximum of 12kgs per client. If you wish to, you may keep excess clothing and items in a storage room at your Kathmandu hotel.

What will the temperature be like: The weather obviously varies considerably by season and may also change drastically within a single day, particularly at high altitude. If your itinerary takes you above 3,000m need to be prepared for conditions that may range from -10 to 25 degrees on any day. Some useful weather data is available here: https://bit.ly/3vi7rHX You will also need good protections from sun and wind exposure. Contact us for a suggested trek packing list to suit your itinerary.

How much money should we bring: You will need to carry Nepali Rupee to pay for things not covered by your itinerary package. This may include bottled water; evening hot showers; additional food treats; additional hot drinks; equipment replacement or repairs; battery charging and gifts and tips. Shopping can also be done on your last day in Thamel. Talk with us in our office before departing on your trek and we can provide more advice and currency exchange.

What about Acute Mountaineering Sickness (AMS): AMS is essentially impossible to predict. Some people are affected, and other not. Only a very small percentage of people suffer serious effects. Effects may become apparent at any altitude, not just at the extremes of your itinerary.

Signs of AMS includes:

    Dizziness
    Nausea
    Headache
    Loss of Appetite
    Fatigue or weakness
    Shortness of breath
    Drowsiness
    Flatulence
    Peripheral Edema (Swelling of extremities)
    Fluctuation in body temperature

Prevention of AMS:

    Adequate rest prior to the trek.
    Adequate hydration maintained throughout the trek.
    Adequate salt and sugar in your bloodstream. So, eat plenty and don’t skip meals.
    Adequate warmth. Use clothing layers to maintain warmth without sweating excessively. Controlled and regular breathing. Breathe deeply from the diaphragm to use all your lung capacity. Try and walk to a pace that maintains controlled and steady breathing. Breathe through your nose to protect you throat from drying. Consider wearing a muff over your mouth and nose at high altitudes.
    Managed exertion. Trekking is not a race to the next pass or teahouse. Go at a constant, manageable pace, do not chase after the person in front. Keep a slow steady pace rather than pushing too hard and needing to stop frequently. Take time to enjoy the scenery.

Trip facts

  • Price
    USD 699
  • Region
  • Activity
    Trekking
  • Duration
    10 Days
  • Grade
    Demanding
  • Best Time
    March- April- May- September- October-
  • Max. Altitude
    4130m
  • Group Size
    Min 2 pax

Your Host

Mrs Pamfa Dhamala

 My company has been helping people plan and experience the Himalayan treks and tours of their dreams for over 25 years. Please Let me assist you with your inquiry.

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