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Highlights

  • Visit the Annapurna Base Camp from where majestic views of the Annapurna Peak can be seen
  • Trek through the Annapurna Sanctuary, one of the most beautiful protected areas in all of Nepal
  • Enjoy relaxing at the natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda
  • Take in magnificent panoramic views of the entire Mount Annapurna massif from the vantage point of Poon Hill
  • Experience authentic Rai and Magar culture as you pass through the settlements and villages.

The 13 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a beautiful trekking journey through Nepal's most famous trekking region- the Annapurna. It is the most sought-after trekking destination in the nation. Due to the region's easy accessibility from the capital, the Annapurna region is also often the first choice of many trekkers who visit the country. Almost half the visitors of Nepal tend to visit the Annapurna region.

As such, the appeal of the Annapurna is simply unprecedented. Home to the ethnic Gurung and Magar people, the region harbors the gorgeous Annapurna Mountain massif. The relatively easy terrains of the region also contribute to its feasibility and high preference among trekkers. The region furthermore, also presents amazing natural facets. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek encapsulates all of the best features of the region and presents an unforgettable journey.

The 13 days journey starts from the lake-side city of Pokhara, the tourist hub of the nation. Located right beside the pristine Phewa Lake, Pokhara offers majestic views of the Machhapuchhre Peak and the Annapurna range. The trekking trail then continues through many ethnic settlements and villages, like Ghorepani and Ghandruk among others. All along the journey, trekkers can enjoy the sight of cerulean mountain peaks set against the lush rhododendron-laden landscape.  

Moreover, one of the best highlights of the trek is the visit to Poon Hill. It is the most famous vantage point of the region from where the entire panorama of the Annapurna massif is seen spectacularly. In addition to the vantage point, the trekking trail also includes a respite on Jhinu Danda's natural hot springs.    

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a gorgeous adventure that presents Nepal's most beautiful alpine landscape to trek through. Flanked by the ivory peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif, the river valleys of the region are a cornucopia of natural beauty and ethnic culture. It is a journey filled with dramatic sights and authentic cultural ambiance.

OUTLINE ITINERARY 

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1320m/ 4329ft), Transfer to Hotel.

Day 2: Drive to Pokhara 820m/ 2690ft. 5 hours drive.

Day 3: Drive to Nayapool, Trek to Ulleri 1960m/6428ft 6 hours.

Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani (2860m/9380ft), 5-6 hours.

Day 5: Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210m/10528ft), and trek to Tadapani 2630m/8626ft, 6-7 hours.

Day 6: Trek to Chhomrong (2170m/7118ft), 5 hours walk.

Day 7: Trek Chhomron to Donovan 2570m/8430ft, 5-6 hours.

Day 8: Trek to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft), 4-5 hours.

Day 9: Trek Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp ( 4130m/11250ft), 5 hours.

Day 10: Treks back ABC to Bamboo (2310m/7576ft), 6 hours.

Day 11: Trek to Jhinu Dada (1780m/5838ft), 5 hours.

Day 12: Trek to Nayapool (1070m/3510ft) and drive back to Pokhara. 5-6 hours.

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu, Trip Over. 

DAY

1
Arrival in the land of Himalayan (1320m/ 4329ft). Transfer to Hotel.

You may arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by one of our team members. He will help you get transferred to your Hotel. Overnights stay at the Hotel.

DAY

2
Drive to Pokhara 820m/ 2690ft. 5 hours drive.

You will have a drive to Pokhara today, going through the valley ridgelines and ravines that wind along steep rock-surfaces and alongside rivers. Pokhara is amongst the most famous cities of Nepal, and it is also often referred to as "the Tourist Hub" of the country. The city is the gateway to most of the Annapurna region treks and is located right beside the gorgeous Phewa Lake with the Annapurna Himalayas situated just 30 kilometers from the Pokhara valley. Upon arriving in Pokhara, you will be transferred to your Hotel. Overnights stay at the hotel in Pokhara.

DAY

3
Drive to Nayapool , Trek to Ulleri 1960M/6428FT 4 hours.

From Pokhara, you will have a short drive to the village of Nayapul. From there, you will begin your trek through Pine and Cedar woodlands towards Ulleri. The pathway is ornamented with many small swimming holes and large waterfalls. Along the trail, you will also likely come across many donkey caravans used by the locals to carry goods up and down the mountains. Crossing the valley, you will finally reach Ulleri. Overnights stay at the guesthouse.

DAY

4
Trek to Ghorepani (2860m/9380ft), 6 hours

Today you will have a long day of trekking up through the terrain of the famous village of Ghorepani. From Tikhedhunga, the path follows the edge of rhododendron forests towards a stone stairway that leads to today's village. The stairway consists of more than 3000 steps and is ornamented with occasional small shops and huts. Climbing up the stairs, you will then trek through the woods towards Ghorepani from where the views of peaks like the Hiunchuli and the Annapurna South are just magnificent. Overnights stay at the guesthouse. 

DAY

5
Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210m/10528ft), and trek to Tadapani 2630m/8626ft, 6-7 hours.

From Ghorepani, you will make your way to the vantage point of Poon Hill early in the morning today. Poon Hill is situated right above the village on a ridge that opens into the gaping valley below. The vantage point of Poon Hill is famous for its panoramic view of the entire massif of the Annapurna peaks. The sunrise view amidst the peaks is truly a heavenly phenomenon. After spending time at Poon Hill, you will return down to Ghorepani and then continue on your trek to the village of Tadapani, passing by settlements like Banthanti. Tadapani is situated at the bottom of the Machhapuchhre Himal and presents quite a dramatic sight of the peak. Overnights stay at the guesthouse. 

DAY

6
Trek to Chhomrong (2170m/7118ft), 5 hours walk.

From Tadapani, the path winds through the lush woodlands once again, crossing a river. Chhomrong is a traditional Gurung village from where the views of the Annapurna peaks tower over in an intimidating manner. The terrain as you trek through is also adorned with amazing rhododendron woods and maple trees, occasionally slotted with rock-strewn boulders and Himalayan grasslands. Overnights stay at the guesthouse. 

DAY

7
Trek Chhomron to Dovan 2570m/8430ft, 5-6 Hrs

The trail continues towards the Chhomrong Khola. Crossing the river, you will descend up stone steps carved into the hillside. The steps lead to Sinuwa- a small village surrounded by terrace farms. From there, it is a beautiful trek towards Dovan. You will pass by the village of Bamboo as well. All along the journey, you can catch amazing sights of the Machhapuchhre Peak and the Annapurna Himal, as well as the Himchuli Peak and the Ghandwarwa Chuli. Overnights stay at a guesthouse.

DAY

8
Trek to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft), 4-5 hours.

Passing through damp bamboo forests, you will ascend steadily down along the steep valley floor.  The forest then starts to clear up, and the path once again snakes through the open ridges with the glacial river flowing below. With a steep climb, you will reach the Hinku cave. From here, the trail drops down towards the river again and turns uphill to reach Deurali. Overnights stay at a guesthouse.

DAY

9
Trek Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp( 4130m/11250ft), 5 hours.

Climbing gently alongside the riverbed, you will be making your way over a mountainside towards Bagar. From here, the trail leads to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. It is a somewhat strenuous trek today. The Machhapuchhre Base Camp is not considered an actual base camp because climbing the mountain is not permitted. From the Machhapuchhre Base Camp, the Annapurna Base Camp is situated 2 hours away. Views of the Machhapuchhre Himal, the Himchuli Peak, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandwarwa Chuli and the Gangapurna Peak from the base camp of Machhapuchhre are quite spectacular.  The trail then enters the Annapurna Sanctuary- a protected area and a high glacial basin surrounded by a ring of mountains. Trekking through an amazing landscape, you will finally reach the Annapurna Base Camp from where the sights of the Annapurna massif, as well as many neighboring peaks, are splendid. Overnights stay at the Annapurna Base Camp.

DAY

10
Treks back Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m/7576ft), 6 hours.

From the Annapurna Base Camp, you will retrace your steps back towards the village of Bamboo. Trekking through the sanctuary, you can take in the beauty of the landscape, where the trail passes over small brooks and rivers and ancient trees shadow the trail overhead. The entire sanctuary is held sacred by the ethnic Gurung people. The trek back towards Bamboo is mostly downhill, so it isn't very difficult. Overnights stay at a guesthouse.

DAY

11
Trek to Jhinu Dada (1780m/5838ft), 5 hours.

Tracing your steps back, you will trek uphill from Bamboo towards Kuldighar, from where you will descend again towards the Chhomrong Khola. Climbing the stone steps once again to Chhomrong, you will follow the trail towards Jhinu Danda- a beautiful village that is famous for its natural hot springs renowned for their natural healing properties. Overnights stay at a guesthouse.

DAY

12
Trek to Nayapool (1070m/3510ft) and drive back to Pokhara. 5-6 hours.

From Jhinu, you will trek along the beautiful countryside back towards Nayapul. Rice terrace farms and wide-open pastures dot the landscape. Distant views of the Annapurna Mountains also loom up quite dramatically. From Nayapul, it is an hour's drive back to Pokhara. Overnights stay at a Hotel.

DAY

13
Drive back to Kathmandu. Trip Over.

From Pokhara, you will bid the mountains goodbye and drive back to Kathmandu.

DAY

14
Final departure from Nepal.

Today the journey along the Nepalese Himalayan comes to an end. We will arrange airport transports that are leaving Nepal. There is nothing special to do but we can share our experience and organize our photos. Please keep contact us to learn about others exciting travel ideas. We will always be glad to help you with our service. 

 

Trip Cost Includes
  • All Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on twin sharing Basic with breakfast.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu transportation by tourist bus (optional flight or a private vehicle with extra cost).
  • Pokhara – Nayapool – Pokhara transportation by private vehicle.
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and accommodation during the trek.
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes and office service charge.

 

Trip Cost Excludes
  • Nepal visa fee.
  • International airfare.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • All bar bills along the trek.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc
  • Tips for guides and porters.
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What is Trekking?

Trekking is a thrilling adventure! And this activity requires a multi-day hike and climbs on mountain villages and park trails. The mountain trail usually steep, gradual and likely to encounter with snow at high elevation (that above 3000m/9840ft in winter and 5500m/18040ft in summer).

How tough is this Trek?

Annapurna base camp trek is moderate grade trek. we recommend this trek is for everyone who loves outdoors, physically fit, have a good health condition. 

Does This Trek Require Previous Experience?

Well, if you have a healthy circulatory ability and good strength to cope with high altitude and lower oxygen density then it doesn’t require early experience. But who have early experience on trekking or hiking they can enjoy their Himalayan adventure maximum!

What is Altitude Sickness? How to Deal with?

Altitude sickness, also known as “mountain sickness” is a symptom that can attack while you hike or climb to the higher elevation. Especially this can be happening after 3000m/9840ft. if you walk too quickly.

There are three types of Altitude sickness

AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness: Very common one. Symptoms: dizziness, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting.
HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema: Can happen when it build up fluid in lungs. This is very dangerous and even life threating.
HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema: this is the most severe form of altitude sickness and it can happen when fluids take a place in the brain. This is life threating, as soon need to seek medical attention.

What should you do

  • Hike (Ascend) slowly.
  • Take a rest and take a deep breath.
  • Drink plenty of water and fluids, stay hydrated.  
  • Walk on high and sleep at a low altitude.
  • Descend (at low elevation).
  • Take a Diamox or Tylenol.

What is the best time for Annapurna base camp trek?

March to end of May and September to end of November would be the best time for this trek.

Are any permits require for this trek?

For the Annapurna base camp trek, you need to get ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) entry permits $30 and TIMS card charge $10.

How long must walk every day?

In average, we walk 5 to 6 hours a day. 

What types of meals we can get in this Trek?

Continentals menus are generally available in this trek. As well you can get traditional Nepali Dal-Bhat and Sherpa dish. 

What types of accommodation do we utilize?

Clean and comfortable tea houses and lodges are available in this trekking area. Some places we can get a room with an attached bathroom as well. 


I must begin by saying that Green Society Adventure is one of the best trekking company you can ask for, And Guide Raj is amazing! his expertise on trekking is one that is truly unmatchable. Along with that, his depth of knowledge about the Nepalese culture and history creates an experience where you are not only trekking but you are learning about the culture. Green Society Adventure offers an experience that is like no other and Raj is patient with trekkers and understanding of different circumstances and experiences the trekkers have, thankfully I was able to have completed the Annapurna Base Camp trek with the help of Raj and his test of patience when I was struggling on the mountain. Overall, I'd highly recommend Green Society Adventure and Raj to any future trekkers or anyone after a tour guide in general. His prices are cheap and fair, however with the experience provided cost would not even matter.

Tony (from Australia)

Just wow! As a solo female traveler, the choice of guide companies is endless and it can be overwhelming finding the right one especially being solo. Green Society Adventure was amazing! I did the Anna Purna Base Camp 14 day trek and it was an unforgettable experience. The guide was great and so was the porter. We had many laughs along the way. Played cards games for hours. I felt like I was trekking with someone I had known for years which is a great feeling. We, of course, had downtime which is nice after along day. The guide showed me the local restaurants in Pokhara and Kathmandu. He also had a vast knowledge. Learned a lot! the itinerary was very clear. This company is great! This is an amazing country and I am truly touched. I will be back next year for Everest Base Camp and cannot wait!

Karen Larsen (from New Zealand)
Trip Facts
Group Size 1-14
Best Season March to May and September to November
Duration 13 days
Grade Moderate
Max Altitude 4130 meters
Starting Point Pokhara
Accommodation

Hotel and teahouse. 

Meals

Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara and Three times meal during the trek. 

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