Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 11 days

Trip Overview

Duration: 11 days Country: Nepal
Max. Altitude: 4,130m/13,545ft. Walking Per Day: 5-6hrs
Accommodation: N/A Grade: Strenuous
Best Season: Autumn and Spring Group Size: 1-12
Mode: Tea House/Lodge Culture: Gurung, Magar, Brahmin ,Kshetri

Annapurna isn't just a grand massif on the Himalayan skyline - it also has a prominent place in climbing history, having been the first 8,000m peak to be scaled successfully. Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal can claim that particular accolade, but even if you don't plan a climbing expedition to the top of Annapurna, it is still well worth doing the Annapurna base camp trek; also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary route. In this article, we tell you why.
 


Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
    • Meals :Lunch / Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Kathmandu
      • Tribhuwan International Airport
      • Thamel
    • Highlights :
      • Tribhuwan International Airport
      • Evening Walk at Thamel 

     

  • Day 2 Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft)
    • Duration :200Km (5-6hrs Drive)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Kathmandu
      • Dhading
      • Malekhu
      • Pokhara
    • Highlights :
      • Scenic Drive

     

  • Day 3 Pokhara – Nayapul - Jhinu Danda (1,760m/5,770 ft)
    • Duration :44Km (1 and half hrs drive) and 9km (5hrs walk)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ,Transportation
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :710m/2,329ft
    • Location :
      • Pokhara
      • Nayapul
      • Birethanti
      • Syauli Bazaar
      • New Bridge
      • Jhinu Danda
    • Highlights :
      • Landscapes
      • Annapurna Conservation Area
      • Natural Hot Spring Bathing Pool
      • Ayurvedic
      • Suspension Bridges

     

  • Day 4 Jhinu Danda to Bamboo (2,310m/7,578ft)
    • Duration :16Km (6hrs walk)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/ Hotel
    • Ascend :530m/1,738ft
    • Descend :200m/656ft
    • Location :
      • Jhinu Danda
      • Chhomrong
      • Sinuwa
      • Bamboo
    • Highlights :
      • Himchuli View
      • Panoramic View of Annapurna South
      • Fishtail-one of the famous holy mountain
      • Bamboo Forest/Bushes
      • Flora and Fauna
      • Culture
      • Diverse Ethnicity

     

  • Day 5 Bamboo to Deurali (3,230m/10,595ft)
    • Duration :12Km (5hrs walk)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :910m/2,985ft
    • Location :
      • Bamboo
      • Dovan
      • Himalaya
      • Hinku Cave
      • Deurali
    • Highlights :
      • Hidden Valley Side
      • Rocky Mountains
      • Flora and Fauna

     

  • Day 6 Deurali to Annapurana Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft)
    • Duration :12Km (5-6hrs)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :900m/2,952ft
    • Location :
      • Deurali
      • Bagar
      • Machhapuchhre Base Camp
      • Annapurna Base Camp
    • Highlights :
      • High Altitude Walk
      • Avalanche Area
      • Wild animals like Mountain Goats
      • Marine Glacier
      • Annapurna - I View
      • Machhapuchhre View
      • Snow Bowl
      • Landscape
      • Sunset View

     

  • Day 7 Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo
    • Duration :22Km (7-8hrs)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/ Hotel
    • Descend :1,820m/5,971ft
    • Location :
      • Annapurna Base Camp
      • Machhapuchhre Base Camp
      • Deurali
      • Himalaya
      • Dovan
      • Bamboo
    • Highlights :
      • Sunrise View
      • Annapurna-I View
      • Annapurna Glacier
      • Tent Peak
      • Machhapuchhre
      • Annapurna South Ice falling area
      • Flowers
      • Achievement of a lifetime

     

  • Day 8 Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft)
    • Duration :16Km (5hrs walk)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :200m/656ft
    • Descend :530m/1,738ft
    • Location :
      • Kathmandu
      • Dhading
      • Malekhu
      • Pokhara
    • Highlights :
      • Himchuli View
      • Panoramic View of Annapurna South
      • Fishtail-one of the famous holy mountain
      • Bamboo Forest/Bushes
      • Flora and Fauna
      • Culture
      • Diverse Ethnicity 

     

  • Day 9 Jhinu Danda – Nayapul - Pokhara(823m/2,700ft)
    • Duration :9Km (5hrs walk) and 44Km ( 1 and half hrs drive)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Jhinu Danda
      • New Bridge
      • Syauli Bazaar
      • Nayapul
      • Nau Danda
      • Pokhara
    • Highlights :
      • Landscapes
      • Annapurna Conservation Area
      • Natural Hot Spring Bathing Pool
      • Ayurvedic
      • Suspension Bridges

     

  • Day 10 Pokhara to Kathmandu
    • Duration :200Km (5-6hrs)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :710m/2,329ft
    • Location :
      • Pokhara
      • Malekhu
      • Dhading
      • Kathmandu
    • Highlights :
      • Scenic Drive
      • Farewell Dinner in the evening

     

  • Day 11 Departure Day

     

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick-up and drop service
  • 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon) with breakfast
  • 2 nighta Hotel in Pokhara
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • All foods during the trek: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; any items in the menu as much as you wish to consume.
    • We provide hygienic and safe meals to re-energize you.
    • We request you to not to waste your meals for it is difficult to transport food in the rural area.
    • You are not allowed to share your meals with anyone else from another group.
  • Transportation costs: One way Domestic Flight(KTM-Pokhara) and Drive from Pokhara to KTM With other driving fares such as drive from Nayapul to Pokhara.
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade in working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kind of critical situations which might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staffs.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belongs to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • Trekking permits: TIMS card and Annapurna Conservation Area(ACAP) fees
  • Trekking gears like sleeping bags and down jacket made available on rent
  • T-shirt, Duffel Bag and Trekking Map with Company Logo
  • Rescue Arrangement Service
  • First aid medical box
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charge
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Airport Pick-up and drop service
  • 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon) with breakfast
  • 2 nighta Hotel in Pokhara
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • Breakfast during the trek
  • Transportation costs: One way Domestic Flight(KTM-Pokhara) and Drive from Pokhara to KTM With other driving fares such as drive from Nayapul to Pokhara.
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade in working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kind of critical situations which might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staffs.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belongs to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • Trekking permits: TIMS card and Annapurna Conservation Area(ACAP) fees
  • Trekking gears like sleeping bags and down jacket made available on rent
  • T-shirt, Duffel Bag and Trekking Map with Company Logo
  • Rescue Arrangement Service
  • First aid medical box
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Visa fee to enter Nepal (Visa Information)
  • International flight tickets
  • Foods in Pokhara and Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to any change in scheduled itinerary
  • Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
  • All personal expenses(internet, laundry, battery charge, donation, etc)
  • All soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Visa fee to enter Nepal (Visa Information)
  • International flight tickets
  • All meals during the trek except for breakfast
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to any change in scheduled itinerary
  • Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
  • All personal expenses(internet, laundry, battery charge, donation, etc)
  • All soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Tips for guide and porters

Route Map

Review

Annapurna trek (Poon Hill, Ghandruk and Dhampus)

Cherie
Cherie
Source:Trip Advisor

 

I had an adventure of a life time in Nepal with Nepal Mountain Trekkers. The company was very professional and their staff were amazing especially Suman Gurung our guide. Suman was outstanding. I highly recommend this company to you

Great experience doing ABC Trekking with NMTrekkers

Farhan Rahim
Farhan Rahim
Source:Trip Advisor

Since my first email to NMTrekkers until the last day I am in Nepal, NMTrekkers has provided me and my friend a very good experience.

Ramesh helped me to sort out my trekking itinerary and answered my questions promptly, weeks before my arrival in Nepal through emails.

Our guide for ABC Trek is Pralad, a gentleman with good command of English. There is no problem in our communication and plus, he can speak Bahasa Malaysia quite well. Pralad is knowlegeable on the general history of Nepal, about the local cultures and the safety precautions that we have to be aware of during our trek. We are very satisfied and I highly recommend him for trekking activities.

Due to bad weather, we are unable to trek to Poon Hill and to finish the ABC trek but still, NMTrekkers managed to adjust our itinerary to fill the remaining days.

Kudos to NMTrekkers!

Annapurna Base Camp

Eden M
Eden M
Source:Trip Advisor

Namaste NMTrekker,

Generally speaking, this company has shown a very good enthusiasm in organising and making the best out for me and my friend..

It's been the first time for the two of us visited Nepal and do trekking through ABC, and all went smoothtly since day 1..

Yes, a little dissapointment hit us when we are not able to reach Poon Hill and ABC as per our itinerary.. Nature is unpredictable.. That is what I can say.. Heavy snow stops us from doing so.. Above all, we are happy and still enjoyed the breathtaking views along the trekking period.. 

Plus, we are accompanied by an excellent guide named Pralad.. He was the best for us as he can speaks in many languages (Nepal, English, as well as Malay), and also has good trekking knowledges and warmth approach.. We got a lot of information about trekking tips and also the culture of Nepal through him..

We wished we had another time with NMTrekker to complete the ABC trekking or Annapurna Circuit Trekking in the future.. Nepal is a wonderful country and make us feel relax while trekking..

Really hope we can come accross again in other time.. We are looking forward to your good services..

Super trek à ABC

Camille V
Camille V
Source:Trip Advisor

Je recommande chaleureusement cet agence de trek! De très bons conseils, très bonne organisation. J’ai passé deux excellentes semaines. 
Je recommande mon guide BJ qui a été attentif, attentionné, très investi dans son rôle de guide Il parle très très bien anglais!

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Lyn Taylor
Lyn Taylor
Source:Trip Advisor

Thank you Ramesh for once again organising my group trek. You are extremely efficient and have a great personality, you are easy to communicate with both via email and face to face. Congratulations for having a great team especially TB Ghale who is your Operations Manager and top guide. TB is known for his easy going manner. Always happy polite and one step ahead of his clients requirements. We always feel safe when he is leading us on our mountain adventure. On the ground your staff in the office are very efficient, road vehicles well maintained and always punctual. All accommodation suggested is clean and comfortable. See you all again next season

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