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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Route

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, only 8,000 meters base camp taking a short duration of time where one can cover the distance within a week’s time frame, which makes Annapurna Base Camp trekking a famous and most scenic adventure destination.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking reaches right in the heart of massive Annapurna Himalaya wide mountain range where you will surround by an array of peaks standing beneath towering walls of Mt. Annapurna at the height of 8,091 m and 26, 545 ft high.

Mt. Annapurna, the first highest 8,000 meters above mountains ever climbed in the history of mountaineering expeditions by French teams on June 3rd, 1950 led by late legendary Mr. Maurice Herzog and L. Lachenal three years ahead than Mt. Everest was conquered in 1953.

Mt. Annapurna is listed as world 10th highest, a massive mountain range located Nepal Mid North West in-between world 7th Mt. Dhaulagiri in the west with 8th high Mt. Manaslu towards east direction. 

Highlights:

• Trek within magnificent Annapurna sanctuary overlooking the alluring panorama of peaks

• Walk into the serene alpine forest of tall rhododendron with magnolia and blue pine trees

• Enter into the deep gorge of raging glacial Modi River to its cold source at base camp

• Adventure on high green hills visiting delightful traditional Gurung villages of great cultural interest

• From low-warm areas to m

ore frozen alpine slopes and within remorseless fields of ice and glaciers

What makes Annapurna Base Camp a popular Himalayan destination?

Annapurna Base Camp due to its natural assist makes this adventure one of the most popular trekking destinations in the whole Himalaya range, as the walk takes you without any problem facing high altitude sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness).

As elevation gains at a gradual pace where trekkers can get slowly acclimatized on daily walks and staying overnights in a beautiful cozy lodge on route to Annapurna base camp and scenic sanctuary.

Annapurna base camp the one and the only place in all Himalaya range and probably in this world that offers the comfort of excellent accommodation in its warm lodge right in the heart of Annapurna at the base camp offering unique world-class food menu.

A picturesque country located on a near flat tableland or a plateau where Annapurna base camp and beautiful sanctuary situated right in the center of the massive snow-capped mountain range, an excellent place to visit.

Besides walking into scenic mountain areas, local culture and traditional life of Gurung villages are equally interesting to explore, the region of Annapurna mostly populated by Gurung hill tribes interwoven with Buddhism religion and ancient Bon sect practice worshiping nature and mountain spirits.

Trekking routes: 

 Annapurna Base Camp the shortest walk after walking from low, warm farm paddies to reach the high green and cooler hills and then entering the northern zone of remorseless fields of ice and glaciers at base camp.

With several routes to reach at Annapurna base camp with picturesque sanctuary, for time-limited people can enjoy walk starting from scenic Pokhara city with short drive to reach the walking point covering the whole treks from Pokhara to Annapurna base camp within a week duration, for best leisure walk with more space and time to enjoy the views can extend for more of 10 to 12 days, this allows you to marvel beautiful scenery at comfortable pace.

For more days trekking includes famous Ghorepani Poon Hill walks within beautiful rhododendron forest and hike to Poon Hill at 3,210 m high offers stunning sunrise over an array of Himalayan range from Dhaulagiri-Nilgiri’s with Annapurna and Manaslu peaks includes majestic Machhapuchare Himal famously known as ‘Fish Tail’ due to its twin summit top.

From Ghorepani and Poon Hill, grand scenic walks into dense trees of ups and downhill to reach at large Chomrong village than on the trail to Annapurna base camp and the sanctuary on the way back downhill enjoy a refreshing dip in natural hot-spring at Jhinu village.

Short trek itinerary of Annapurna base camp trek:

Day 01: Drive or Fly to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins by air) with 6 hrs overland.

 Day 02: Drive to Nayapul, start the walk to Ghandruk village 1,930 m- 05 hrs.

 Day 03: Trek to Chomrong 2,170 m – 06 hrs.

 Day 04: Trek to Dovan 2,630 m – 06 hrs.

 Day 05: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,700 m – 06 hrs. 

 Day 06: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at 4,130 m – 04 hrs.

 Day 07: Trek from Base Camp to Bamboo 2,345 m – 06 hrs

 Day 08: Trek to Jhinu village 1,780m with Hot Spring – 06 hrs.

 Day 09: Trek to the road head and drive to Pokhara-05 hrs.

 Day 10: Drive / Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

Long duration trek itinerary of Annapurna base camp trek:

Day 01: Drive or Fly to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins by air) with 6 hrs overland.

Day 02: Drive to Nayapul, start the walk to Tirkhedhunga 1,460 m- 05 hrs.

Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani 2,880 m-06 hrs.  

Day 04: Hike to Poon Hill 3,210 and trek to Tadapani 2,630 m – 05 hrs.               

 Day 05: Trek to Chomrong 2,170 m – 06 hrs.

 Day 06: Trek to Dovan 2,630 m – 06 hrs.

 Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,700 m – 06 hrs. 

 Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at 4,130 m – 04 hrs.

 Day 09: Trek from Base Camp to Bamboo 2,345 m – 06 hrs

 Day 10: Trek to Jhinu village 1,780m with Hot Spring – 06 hrs.

 Day 11: Trek to the road head and drive to Pokhara-05 hrs.

 Day 12: Drive / Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

Grade and difficulty on treks to Annapurna Base Camp:

The category will be from moderate to adventurous walks with much uphill and downhill to encounter for some days, after reaching the leading destination at Annapurna base camp of long descend with few short ups.

Difficulty depends on your physical fitness, as it starts with a moderate climb and with adventurous walks due to high altitude on reaching at Machhapuchare and Annapurna base camp at the most top spot of the adventure above 4,130 m high.

This is the only 8,000-meter base camp trekking without worry and less problem of catching high altitude sickness as the trail although leads to steep climb but safe with altitude wise, where one gets acclimatized on daily walks.

Best time for a trek to Annapurna Base Camp Trekking:

Annapurna base camp can be visited, nearly all season of the year the best time from March to May when day-lights are much longer due to spring season, most morning till late afternoon are clear for views and pleasant walks.

This is the time when wild-flowers are in the season, especially rhododendron of various species from tall trees to the bush, makes the hill alive with flowers in full bloom makes the walk more scenic and exciting.

Colder morning and night time as well in the shade away from sunlight can expect light showers and snow sometimes even in the best time of the year.

Mid-September to early December months, another best time for treks to Annapurna base camp when most days are crystal clear with blue sky for mountain views and walk, many freezing temperatures above 1,600 m high in the morning and night time due to autumn and early winter season, with short sunlight hours.

Expect snow above 2,500 m higher sometimes, but great months for the trek and scenic views of the mountain range.

Accommodation and Foods on route Annapurna Base Camp Trekking: 

After friendly and pleasant overnights in the hotel at Pokhara city on route treks, nearly all designated places till Chomrong village, where one can find suitable accommodation and food menu and with available single rooms on request, if not sharing.

From Chomrong onward lodge are limited as per peak and high season-wise, where sometimes needs to share rooms with other fellow mates and trekkers, but the food will be useful as from the menu.

All lodge serves from simple Nepalese famous basic meals of Dal Bhat to Continental, Chinese, and Mexican dishes, including Indian cuisines.

Remember that attached toilets and bathe available till the large village of Chomrong, which is the primary and last permanent human settlement, while Chomrong is just temporary places with the lodge to cater to the needs of travelers on seasonal times.

From Chomrong village onward lovely lodges for overnight stay till Annapurna base camp but with standard toilets and bathrooms.

Nearly all places offer hot shower / bathe at extra cost as well for charging your electronic gadgets in the lodge that you stay.

 

Why Join with Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks and Expeditions: 

It’s obvious and straightforward that we care and making your adventure holidays in Nepal Himalaya safe, secure, and enjoyable of money-worth that makes you join for the next future trekking with us.

We are a native company of Nepal based in Kathmandu around the hub of the central Thamel area, where we have running and organizing pleasant holidays throughout Himalaya with successful trips.

The reason behind is that we have a great understanding and excellent staff and guides to take care of you from the start of your booking till you depart from Nepal, feeling proud and happy that you have chosen the right company for your memorable and enjoyable holidays in Nepal or other Himalayan countries Bhutan and Tibet.

Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks and Expeditions managed by a team of family members with long experience in the tourism industry of Himalaya, where managers and guides been providing excellent services to our guests.

All guides are experts in leading all types of adventure with good knowledge in medical for necessary treatments and as well providing an excellent understanding of the country from culture, history, religions to traditions with flora and fauna of surrounding areas on route to Annapurna Base Camp or other destinations.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Cost with Includes and Excludes:

Trip Cost Includes Following Services:

01: All arrival and departure from the airport to the hotel and back on private cars, coach or Buses as per the group size.

02: Accommodation in tourist standard or 2-3 star class hotels on bed and breakfast basis as well in twin sharing basis rooms, for the single supplement at extra cost, in Kathmandu, and at Pokhara with the local lodge on trekking.                

03: Tour and sightseeing around Kathmandu as per the itinerary chosen with city guides Includes all entrance fees at places of interest.

04: Domestic air flights, if included (as per the course is selected) with an overland drive to reach the start of treks and on end, where chartered bus-cars or coach included as per group size.

05: Full board on trekking with breakfast-lunch-afternoon refreshment with dinner includes twin sharing rooms in a lodge on route treks and extended tours.

 06: Applicable Trekking Information Management Systems permits (TIMS) with Conservation or National Park permits.

07: All tours and treks accompanied by guides-staff and porters (either human or packs animals like yaks or mules), all wages, meals, accommodation, transportation facilities with Insurance against medical and accidents.

08: In some high altitude treks, we provide sleeping bags and down jackets also with comprehensive medical kits carried by our guides and staff.

Trip Cost Does Not Include Following Services:

01: International air-fare, Personal medical / travel insurance, and Nepal visa fees. 

 02: Expenses of individual nature drinks, laundry, telephone bills, gratitude, and meals in city areas Kathmandu and Pokhara as per the itinerary is chosen.

 03: Personal Trekking-Climbing gear and equipment including down jackets-sleeping bags if not provided by the company as per the trip cost.

 04: Personal extra cost for hot shower / bathe on treks, charging electronic gadgets.

Conclusion:

The cost for Annapurna Base Camp varies as per the itinerary days and number of a person in the group and as well as using and upgrading the standard of hotels in cities of Kathmandu and at Pokhara.

Also, the cost depends on the overland drive to reach Pokhara and back to Kathmandu, either using simple Tourist comfortable Bus / Coach Services or chartering private cars-coach and bus.

Do you need a further inquiry, please contact us?

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