Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Long - 17 days

Trip Overview

Duration: 17 days Country: Nepal
Max. Altitude: 4,130m/13,545ft. Walking Per Day: 5-6 hrs
Accommodation: N/A Grade: Strenuous
Best Season: Autumn and Spring Group Size: 1-12
Mode: Tea House/Lodge Culture: Gurung , Brahmin , Kshetri , Magar

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: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
    • Duration :Half Day
    • Meals :Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Thamel
      • Kathmandu Durbar Square
      • Boudhanath
      • Pashupatinath
    • Highlights :
      • Sightseeing at Kathmandu
      • UNESCO World Heritage Sites
      • Introduction with group members and trekking crew
      • Equipment checking and briefing about the trek

     

  • Day 3 Kathmandu to Pokhara(830m /2,700ft)
    • Duration :200km (5-6hrs Drive)
    • Meals :Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Kathmandu
      • Dhading
      • Muglin
      • Damauli
      • Pokhara
    • Highlights :
      • Scenic Drive
      • Walk to Lakeside
      • Preparation for trek

     

  • Day 4 Pokhara – Nayapul - Tikhedhunga (1,540 m/ 5,052 ft)
    • Duration :44km (One and half hrs drive) and 8km (4-5hrs walk)
    • Meals :Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :440m/1,443ft
    • Location :
      • Pokhara
      • Nayapul
      • Sudhame
      • Hiley
      • Tikhedhunga
    • Highlights :
      • Landscape
      • Lifestyle
      • Culture
      • Nature

     

  • Day 5 Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani(2,840m/9,318ft)
    • Duration :11km (7-8hrs walk)
    • Meals :Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :1,300m/4,265ft
    • Location :
      • Tikhedhunga
      • Ulleri
      • Banthanti
      • Nange Thanti
      • Ghorepani
    • Highlights :
      • Bushes
      • Rhododendron Forests
      • Mountain Sceneries
      • Hiking
      • Lifestyle
      • Jungle Walk
      • Sunset View

     

  • Day 6 Ghorepani – Poon Hill – Tadapani(2,700m/8,860ft)
    • Duration :14km (6-7hrs walk)
    • Meals :Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/ Hotel
    • Ascend :400m/1,312ft
    • Descend :500m/1,640ft
    • Location :
      • Poon Hill
      • Deurali
      • Banthanti
      • Tadapani
    • Highlights :
      • Sunrise View from Poon Hill
      • Panoramic View of Annapurna Range
      • Rhododendron Forest
      • Pine Forest
      • Flora and Fauna
      • Adventure
      • Prayer Flag
      • Jungle Walk

     

  • Day 7 Tadapani to Chhomrong(2,170m/7,119ft)
    • Duration :16km (6-7hrs walk)
    • Meals :Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :900m/2,952ft
    • Ascend :380m/1,246ft
    • Location :
      • Tadapani
      • Chuile
      • Gurjung
      • Chhomrong
    • Highlights :
      • Jungle Walk
      • Stunning Views of Himalayas
      • Best View of Machhapuchhre(Fish-Tail Mountain)
      • Gurung Culture
      • Landscapes
      • Suspension Bridge

     

  • Day 8 Chhomrong to Bamboo (2,310m/7,578ft)
    • Duration :12Km (5hrs walk)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Descend :300m/984ft
    • Ascend :: 520m/1,706ft
    • Location :
      • Chhomrong
      • Sinuwa
      • Bamboo
    • Highlights :
      • Close View of Annapurna South
      • Himchuli and Machhapuchhre(Fish-Tail Mountain)
      • Bushes Walk
      • Flora and Fauna
      • Incredible Nature

     

  • Day 9 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 10 Deurali to Annapurana Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m/12,135ft)
    • 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
      • Waterfall
      • Landscape
      • Sunset View

     

  • Day 11 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 12 Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,760m/5,770ft)
    • Duration :16m (5hrs walk)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :200m/656ft
    • Descend :530m/1,738ft
    • Location :
      • Bamboo
      • Jhinu Danda
    • Highlights :
      • Himchuli View
      • Panoramic View of Annapurna South
      • Fishtail - one of the famous holy mountain
      • Bamboo Forest/Bushes
      • Flora and Fauna
      • Culture
      • Diverse Ethnicity
      • Natural Hot Spring (Pond)

     

  • Day 13 Jhinu Danda – Tolka(1,700m/5,577ft)
    • Duration :9Km (5hrs walk)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Descend :440m/1,443ft
    • Ascend :360m/1,181ft
    • Location :
      • Jhinu Danda
      • New Bridge
      • Landruk
      • Tolka
    • Highlights :
      • Natural Hot Spring (Pond)
      • Landscape
      • Suspension Bridges
      • Honey Hunting
      • Village View

     

  • Day 14 Tolka – Dhampus(1,650m/5,413ft)
    • Duration :9Km (5hrs)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :400m/1,312ft
    • Descend :450m/1,476ft
    • Location :
      • Tolka
      • Bhaise Kharka
      • Pothana Deurali
      • Dhampus
    • Highlights :
      • Jungle Walk
      • Monkey and Langur
      • Scenic Walk
      • Incredible Nature

     

  • Day 15 Dhampus – Pokhara
    • Duration :3Km (2hrs walk) and 19Km (45mins drive)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :520m/1,706ft
    • Location :
      • Dhampus
      • Phedi
      • Pokhara
    • Highlights :
      • Pokhara City View
      • Lifestyle
      • Last viewpoint of Annapurna Range
      • Scenic Drive
      • Incredible Nature 

     

  • Day 16 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 17 Departure Day

     

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick-up and drop service
  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon) with breakfast
  • 1-night 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
  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon) with breakfast
  • 1-night 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 the 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 the 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

Review

Nepal Mountain Trekkers eine Tolle erfahrung

Bastian M
Bastian M
Source:Trip Advisor

Ich war mit den Nepal Mountain Trekkers Anfang April 2018 im Annapurna gebiet unterwegs.
Unser Guide Suman Gurung und Träger Pralad Simkhada waren sehr nett und zu vorkommend, haben alles möglich gemacht und sich hervorragen um uns gekümmert, so dass wir einen sorgenfreien Urlaub genießen konnten.
Selbst als ich durch eine Magenverstimmung aussetzen musste, wurde alles in die Wege geleitet das es mir wieder besser geht und ich den Treck beenden konnte.
Großes Lob an die beiden.
Wenn ich das nächste mal nach Nepal komme werde ich wieder mit Nepal Mountain Trekkers meine Reise / Treck planen.
Die Guides kennen sich Hervorragend in der Gegend aus und haben viele persönliche Kontakte Stätten und Dörfern was sehr hilfreich sein kann.

Von mir gibt es da einen fetten Daumen nach oben!
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Navsoa
Navsoa
Source:Trip Advisor

Geweldige trekking met een goede gids. De trekking was goed verzorgd. De gids, genaamd Dal, hield rekening met onervaren trekkers en was ook niet te beroerd om onze backpack te dragen.

The best two trips of my life, thanks to Nepal Mountain Trekkers

Diegonavea
Diegonavea
Source:Trip Advisor

 

My first trip to Nepal was in 2010, I contacted with Mr Ramesh Dhakal in Thamel and had a great impression; I asked about the activities I wanted to do (Everest Base Camp trek, Annapurna trek, cultural visits to the cities in Kathmandu Valley, sports...). Ramesh explained to me very kindly about all these activities, very deeply, with all the recomendations about the gear, the food, the guide, and made feel very safe, so I felt convinced about doing the activities with the company and no soloing. He told me a very important thing to me: "Here in Nepal we are happy if you are happy, because if you are happy you´ll come back. We are not interested in cheating people in any means". We discussed the prices and never felt cheated. After that I met my guide Min Nepali, who was with me almost the entire tiem I spent in Nepal, and we became best friends. Ramesh and Min are really wonderful people, taught me a lot and more about Nepal, the nature, the people, the cities, and moreover with their attitude I learned the beatiful people that are Nepali peoples. Also Mr Devaraj Dhakal, the manager of the hotel the company runs, and all the staff made my journey an experience to remember. From temples to jungle to mountain passes (Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Region, Chitwan, Helambu route, Kathmandu, Bakthapur, Patan, bungee jumping, elefant riding...). And after that... From that trip I fell in love with Nepal, so in March 2015 I came back to Nepal with my wife, and of course we contacted Ramesh again. We did the Everest Base Camp route with Min Nepali again, this time more than a guide, he was a brother to us. Never felt treated so well. This time my wife also fell in love with Nepal. From my experience, if you go to Nepal don´t doubt to contact Nepal Mountain Trekkers. Ramesh Dhakal and his staff will make the very best to make your trip a wonderful experience.

Memorable Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Cecilia N
Cecilia N
Source:Trip Advisor

 

This was our first time (females, mid-20s) in Nepal and with trekking in general so we felt very overwhelmed. I mean, with travel agencies everywhere you look it's hard not to be! Luckily, Nepal Mountain Trekker's office was right beside our place of accommodation, Hotel Horizon. We were on a budget so we decided to only hire a guide for peace of mind. We got SO much more out of it then we could have imagined! The manager - Mr. Ramesh Dhakal, was very helpful in accommodating our needs and budget. He answered every concern we had and referred us to our guide, Min Bahadur. Min really made our experience during the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek memorable! There was no language barrier and Min always made sure we were safe and comfortable (i.e. checking our rental equipment, helping us bargain, making sure we ate well, motivating us, the list goes on). We cannot express how fortunate we felt! I would recommend this service which we found to be very honest and worthwhile and our guide for anyone planning to visit Nepal! Take care!

Best holiday in nepal

Raimond T
Raimond T
Source:Trip Advisor

I was in nepal. I did trekking with mr. Tika dhakal annapurna 15days. Trekking was fentasfik and funy ' he is best fuide in my life. I will reccommend my friends mr. TOKA DHAKAL amd nepal mountain trekking company.

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