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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek $1,015/-

Annapurna Base Camp Trek (6 days)

If you want reach Annapurna Base Camp in a short time period is this trip perfect for you. We will take a flight to Pokhara early in the morning and the same day you will make your first steps on the way to Base Camp. 

The Annapurna base camp trek is one of the more visually pleasing treks in the entire Himalayas. It brings you face to face with some of the world’s most formidable peaks – Machapuchhre (fish tail mountain), Annapurna South and Hiunchuli to name a few. A trail of various vegetation – from dense forests, fields of tall grass, to alpine landscapes – awaits those who embark on this thrilling adventure. This trek is shorter in duration compared to other treks in the region leading up to the base camp. This, coupled with the trek’s stunning visuals, makes it perfect for adventurous souls who want to experience the fullness of the Himalayas but are restricted time-wise.

 

 

Trip Summary

  • Trekking Duration: 6 days
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Trekking Season: March to May, September to November
  • Accommodation Type: Lodge / Tea Houses
  • Maximum Elevation: 4130m

Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful city of Kathmandu and immerse yourself in the Nepali culture
  • Take a scenic flight early in the morning from Kathmandu to Pokhara 
  • Cross one of the highest and biggest suspension bridge of Annapurna Region
  • Walking through river and forest with the view of Fishtail Mountain
  • Trek to the Machhapuchhare base camp and Annapurna base camp
  • Get stunning views of Machhapuchhare, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli and Gangapurna along the way

Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu, hotel transfer and trip briefing

From Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Thamel. In the afternoon, you will have a short briefing about the trip and your Annapurna Conservation Permits and TIMS card will be provided. You will have some free time in the evening to explore Thamel and prepare for the trip the following day.

Day 02 – Fly to Pokhara (900m); drive to Nayapul (55km) by private transport and trek to hot spring (1730m)

After a half an hour flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, we will drive to Nayapul (1 hour)  and start trek to Tikedhunga (1480m). Following the Modi Khola, village of Syauli Bazar (1140m), and Queme bridge, we will cross several rice fields and mountain settlements to reach the Jhinu Danda hot spring (1730m).

Day 03 – Trek to Dobhan (2600m)

We start the day by climbing a steep uphill trail to Taklung village (2190m) and further uphill to Chhomrung village (2210m), the last permanent settlement in the valley. The trail then descends through a stone staircase and crosses the Chhomrung Khola through a suspension bridge, then uphill to Sinuwa (2340m). We then go through a forest of rhododendron leading to Kuldi (2470m). The trek now enters the upper Modikhola valley. After descending a steep and slippery stone staircase, we reach Bamboo (2310m). This section of the trail is a bottleneck with very few lodges, so the goal is to get here early in the day. In the winter, it is very common to experience snow from this point on. From here, we walk for an hour to Dobhan and spend the night at a mountain lodge.

Day 04 – Trek to Machhapuchhare base camp (3700m)

From Dobhan, we pass through the Himalayan hotel (2840m) and Hinko (3100m), then to lodges located in Deurali (3140m), before finally reaching a cluster of hotels known as the Machhapuchhre base camp. Here, you will get excellent views of Machhapuchhare, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli and Gangapurna. Altitude sickness may start to kick in from this point forward, so it’s best to spend the night here to acclimatize.

Day 05 – Trek to Annapurna base camp (4130m) and back to Dobhan (2600m)

From the Machhapuchhare base camp, we take a further uphill trail leading to the Annapurna base camp at 4130m. The trek normally takes around 3 hours so it will be best to start walking early before the clouds roll in. From the Annapurna base camp, we retrace our steps to the Machhauchhare base camp, Deurali, Himalaya Hotel and finally to Dobhan where we stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 06 – Trek to Chhomrung (2170m)

From Dobhan, we follow the trail leading to Sinuwa (2340m), which will take around 3 hours of walking through a Rhododendron forest and Bamboo. After a brief tea/coffee or cold drinks break in Sinuwa, we trek downhill to Chhomrung Khola, crossing Chhomrung Khola and uphill to Chhomrung village through a series of stone steps.

Day 07 – Trek to Matkyu and take a private jeep to Pokhara and fly to Kathmandu

After having breakfast in Chhomrung,we will go straight down to jhinudada and cross the higgest and longest suspension bridge of Annapurna region and climb little up to reach matkyu and take a private  jeep to pokhara and fly to kathmandu. 

Day 08 – Departure for onward flight

Price and Cost Details

$1,015/- per person
Minimum 2 person in the group

Cost Inclusions:

  • Airport pickup and drop off
  • 2 night 2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight 
  • Pokhara to Matkhy by private jeep
  • Conservation/national park fees and all government taxes
  • All required trekking permits (Trekkers' Information Management System card)
  • All meals during trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner) Menu available 
  • All accommodations during the trek (twin sharing basis with common toilet)
  • Government-licensed and experienced English-speaking trekking guide
  • Salary of staff (guide and porter)
  • Porters to carry luggage on 1:2 ratio (max. of 20 kg) minimal 2 person in the group 
  • Insurance for staff during trekking period (porter and guide) 
  • Matkhy to Pokhara by private jeep
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight

Cost Exclusions:

  • International airfare and travel taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee (tourist visas are issued upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Fee is 40 USD for 30 days stay)
  • Medical/personal travel insurance (must cover emergency evacuation cost)
  • Medical first aid kit
  • Personal trekking gear
  • All meals and beverages in Kathmandu/ Pokhara
  • All beverages during trek (mineral water, tea, coffee, soft drinks, etc.)
  • Personal expenses such as hot shower, telephone calls, laundry, wifi and battery charging
  • Tips for guide and porter (expected by staff)

 

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Trip Map

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