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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most famous and beautiful treks in all of Nepal. It starts from the agricultural rice paddies and takes you through forests of rhododendron and bamboo brushes through the heart of the Annapurna mountain range. This trek offers breath taking scenery of Himalaya including two of the highest mountain peaks, Dhaulagiri (8169m) and Annapurna (8091m) which are the seventh and tenth highest peaks in the world respectively.

The trip starts and ends at the city of Pokhara, widely known as Lake City,with an overall loop following the Modi River.  During this trek you will have an opportunity to observe and interact with local communities and their lifestyles. The main attractions of this trek are the 360 degree views of the mountains from Poon Hill,the Annapurna Base Camp, villages of Chhomrog and Ghandruk, and stunning views of Annapurna south, Himchuli and Machhapuchhre.

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Accommodation During Trekking
During the trek, we will be staying at local teahouses. These offer accommodation and food served in a dining room which also functions as a social meeting place with other trekkers. All accommodation is on a twin shared basis. A single room is usually available at a little extra cost. The tour guide will arrange the best available accommodation in each village. As we advance to higher and more remote villages it may occasionally be necessary to share a room with more than 2 people. During the treks, most of the bathroom and toilet facilities are shared and toilet can be either a squat or a western toilet.

Meals During Trekking
In Kathmandu we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food such as Thali and Momo at a traditional Nepalese restaurant. For instance the Newari restaurant is a special place serving Newari food (the Newari are the indigenous people of the Kathmandu valley). Newari food is famous and unique. During the trek we will eat traditional Nepalese food as well as more international cuisine (Tibetan, Indian, Italian and continental). Dinner and breakfast will be taken at the teahouse where we spend the night and lunch at one of the trail teahouses.

Itinerary and Map

Day 01 – Arrived in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)
When you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative from Open Trail will be there holding your group name or leader name. He will taxi you for drop off you at the hotel. After checking in, you are welcome to rest or visit Open Trail’s office in Thamel, which is located in the heart of a major shopping district. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Open Trail Treks, where you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine. This is a great introduction to Nepalese food and culture.

Day 02 – Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
We will begin our second day with breakfast before starting a guided tour to some of the historical and religious sites of Kathmandu, which are listed as World Heritage Sites. We will visit Kathmandu Darbar Square, Buddhist Stupa (Buddha Nath), and Hindus secret temple,PashupatiNath. We will end our tour by visiting the Monkey temple – Swayambhunath. In the middle of the tour, we will take you to the very special local restaurant for lunch.After we finish the tour we will meet our trekking guide and leader for discussion and preparation for our upcoming days of trekking.

Day 03 – Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft)

We will be taxied from the hotel to the bus station where we will go to Pokhara by tourist bus (approximately 6 to 7 hour trip). This drive offers beautiful views of farms, villages, big and small rivers and mountains. By the afternoon, we will be at Pokhara. Pokhara is known as the “City of Lakes and Mountain” and our hotel is by the side of the famous lake called “Fewa”. We will enjoy boating on the lake and relax in the restaurant alongside the lakeshore. In the evening, we will have a delicious dinner in another restaurant.
Drive: 6 hours

Day 04 – Pokhara (820m/2,690ft) to Phedi and Pothana (1,890m/6,200ft) 
After breakfast we will begin our first day of trekking by driving for 45 minutes to Phedi in private transportation (taxi). Our journey on foot begins with climbing uphill for 3 hours passing through the small forest, rice paddies and houses of villagers. After we ascend for 3 hours, we will arrive at Dhampus where we will rest and have lunch. Dhampus to Potana is another one and half hours steady climb passing through the village and small rhododendron forest.
Total Trekking Time: 4.5 hours

Day 05– Pothana (1,890m/6,200ft) to Landruk (1,565m/5,134ft) 
In the early morning we can see the beautiful view of Fishtail and Annapurna south from the Potana. We will begin our trekking after breakfast ascending steady uphill to Daurali. There are two homesteads run by the villager in traditional village house style. After Daurali, we will start to go downhill until we reach Tolkawhere we pass through the forest. In Tolka, we will have lunch and the trek for another one hour to Landruk where we spend our second night with accommodations and lodging.
Total Trekking Time: 5 hours

Day 06 – Landruk(1,565m/5,134ft)toChhomrong(2,170m/7,119ft)
The early morning sunrise will boast the beauty of the Annapurna South and Himchuli mountains. In today’s trek we will continue through the rice field to the Modi River and cross the suspension bridge over it. A steady climb followed by an east flat trail will take us to another small river. We cross another suspension bridge and start to climb the steep uphill. We can enjoy the nice food and the hospitality found in the village of Jhinu. Another one hour steep uphill takes us to Chhomrong where we will stop for a restful evening.
Total Trekking Time: 5 hours

Day 07 – Chhomrong (2,170m/7,119ft)toDobhan (2,600m/8,530ft)
On this day we will walk up to one of the biggest and most beautiful villages we will see during this trek. The day will start with a downward trek towards Chhomrong village which will pass by the fast flowing Modi river. This will give you an excellent opportunity to observe and interact with the Gurung community and gain an insight into their lives. As we cross the bridge over the Modi River we start to ascend steeply uphill passing the settlement of lower Sinuwa. The trek will continue through bamboo forestsgradually leading up towards Dobhan where we will spend the night.
Total Trekking Time: 6 hours

Day 08 – Dobhan (2,600m/8,530ft) to Durali (3,230/10,597ft)
We wake up today in Dobhan, a small narrow valley that is surrounded by a bamboo forest. Today’s trek will take us through the bamboo and rhododendron forests passing by beautiful free-flowing waterfalls. As we head towards Duralli, we will be surrounded by the tall craggy mountains that will provide perfect photo opportunities to capture the beauty of this region. The day will end at Durali with magnificent views of Macchapucchre Base Camp, the foot of fishtail mountain which is an upward climb enclosed by magnificent snow-capped mountains.
Total Trekking Time: 5 hours

Day 09– Durali(3,230/10,597ft) to Annapurna Base camp(4,130m/13549ft)
At dawn of this daywe will begin with a gradual climb of 470 meters to Annapurna Base Camp. It is when you reach the base camp of Machhapuchre Base camp that you will be blown away by with accomplishment and the pure beauty of your surroundings as the sun rises slowly up the mountainside. Another two and half hours uphill will bring us to Annapurna Base Camp – the pinnacle of our trek. Annapurna base camp trek is also called Annapurna centenary trek. This is because when you reach base camp you will have the feeling of tranquility as you realize you are surrounded by mountains on all sides.

Total Trekking Time: 6 hours

Day 10 –Annapurna Base Camp(4,130m/13549ft) to Bamboo(2,310m/7,585ft)

Today we wake up early to watch the sunrise at the Annapurna mountain range. After we have breakfast, we will start our descent down the mountain passing through the settlements of Macchapucchre Base Camp, Durali, Himalaya and Dobhan (the same way we came up).  Trekking is much more forgiving on the way down and our ability to cover more ground in shorter amounts of time is expected. We end our hiking at Bamboo where we will have warm meals and restful sleeping accommodations.

Day 11- Bamboo(2,310m/7,585ft) to Jhinu(1720m/5643ft)
The trek today will be a tiring uphilland downhill battle between the villages of Sinwa and Jhinu. However, once you have reached Jhinu, you have the option of a short 25 minute decent to the Modi River. This is where you can reward yourself and your hard day of trekking by relaxing in the natural hot springs (absolutely lovely and relaxing).
Total Trekking Time: 5 hours

Day 12– Jhinu (1,720m/5,643ft) to Ghandruk (1,940m/6,364ft)
The day begins at dawn with a descent down to the Modi river. We cross the river and start to ascend up through the rice terraces and forests. Hiking today is expected to be a total of 5 hours mostly passing through the fields where we can observe the farming culture of Nepal.
Total Trekking Time: 5 hours

 Day 13- Ghandruk (1,940m/6,364ft) to Banthanti Hill (2,630m/8,628)
Ghandruk is one of the biggest villagesinhabited by the Gurungcommunity. Our trekking today will ascend gentle uphill movementsthrough the forest of rhododendran and fir trees to the Tadapani. It is expected to take three hours. We then descend down to the river and ascend uphill for an hour to Banthanti were we will spend our evening.

Day 14 – Banthati hill (2,630m/8,628) to Ghorepani (2860m/9,383ft)
After breakfast we start our day trekking through the gentle uphill climb following the stream passing Durali and Nangethanti. As we reach the top of the Durali, we will be rewarded with the breath taking view of the Dhaulagiri Massif and Annapurna Massif. After an hour trek we reach Ghorepani where we will spend a restful evening.

Day 15 – Ghorepani (2,860m/9,383ft) to Tikhedhunga (1,540m/5,052ft)
Today we will start early with a 45-minute walk following steep climbing stairs guided by headlights. As we trek higher there will be an eerie feeling as the snow-capped mountains glow through the forest trees. Once you reach the top you will be rewarded with the warmth of morning sun and incredible views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Fishtail. From here we will trek back for warm breakfast in Ghorepani before beginning our trek to Tikhedunga. The first part of our trekking will be downhill through the rhododendron forest. Our descent continues passing through the settlement of Ullari to Tikhedhunga where we will stop for the evening.

Day 16 – Tikhedhunga (1,540m/5,052ft)to Pokhara (820m/2690ft)
Today is the last day of our trekking. We will trek from Tikhedhunga to Nayapul and then drive back. The treks are a gentle downhill passing through the settlement of Birethanti. As we arrive we will be required to present our permit for the previous days spent trekking in the beautiful Annapurna Mountain terrain.  From here it will only take half an hour to get back to Nayapul.  At Nayapul, our trekking by foot will officially end and we will drive for an hour and half back to Pokhara.
Total Trekking Time: 5 hours

Day 17 – Pokhara (820m/2690ft) to Kathmandu (1,310m/4330ft)
Today we will go back to Kathmandu. The drive will be six to seven hours by the side of Trisuli and Marsangdi River. This drive offers an amazing view of the rice terraces village and the landscape of Nepal. You can fly back as well which will take only half an hour with the beautiful view of the mountain. If you want to fly, you need to pay extra amount. At the evening, there will be a farewell dinner where we will analyze the overall trekking and our services.

Day 18 – Final Departure
Today is the last day of your adventure and you are welcome to start withus for breakfast. After breakfast if you have spare time from your flight you can do shopping or you can go sightseeing. If you want to do some sightseeing, then inform us a day earlier so that we can help arrange a car for you.  At the end of your stay, a representative from Open Trail Treks will pick you from hotel to and drop you at the airport 3 hours before your flight.

Altitude Map

Annapurna Base camp Trek

We offer different prices as the service included it can be from cheap to expensive.

This trekking is for those adventurous trekkers who are seeking for the challenges as this trek last for 19 days with lot’s obstacle. Open Trail Treks also offer relatively hard and easy treks to the heart of the Everest which include Everest High Passes Trek, for those trekkers who are experienced and physically fit,



Package Inclusions:

  • Pick-up & drop-off from Kathmandu International Airport by private car.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in a local Kathmandu Restaurant
  • Three nights in a Three star hotel in Kathmandu (convenient location but not in the heart of Thamel so won’t be overly crowded)
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with tour guide, private transportation and entrance fees of all temple
  • Private vehicle for Kathmandu- Pokhara – Kathmandu
  • All necessary transportation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek with the cup of tea/coffee.
  • Accommodation during trek in local hotel or tea house. Our Guide will ensure this accommodation will be the best available.
  • Permits including – Trekking Information Management Systems(TIMS) and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • English speaking trekking leader and guide and porters according to the size of group (2 trekkers = 1 porter), including their salary, equipment, insurance, food and lodging.
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket, Duffel bag, T-shirt and Trekking Map
  • Comprehensive medical kid box
  • All government taxes and the local fees

What’s not included:

  • Mineral water, juices and alcoholic beverages
  • Any  personnel expenses throughout the trek
  • Tips to guide and porter

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Package Inclusions:

  • Pick-up & drop-off from Kathmandu International Airport by private Vehicle.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in a local Kathmandu Restaurant
  • Three night convenient quality hotel in Kathmandu (Our hotel will be located at the tourist hub Thamel)
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with tour guide and transportation
  • Tourist bus for Kathmandu- Pokhara – Kathmandu
  • All necessary transportation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek
  • Accommodation during trek in local hotel or tea house. Our Guide will ensure this accommodation will be good quality
  • Permits including – Trekking Information Management Systems(TIMS) and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • English speaking trekking leader and guide and porters according to the size of group (2 trekkers = 1 porter), including their salary, equipment, insurance, food and lodging.
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket, Duffel bag, T-shirt and Trekking Map
  • Comprehensive medical kid box
  • All government taxes and the local fees

What’s not included:

  • Entrance fee of temple of Kathamandu
  • Mineral water, juices and alcoholic beverages
  • Any  personnel expenses throughout the trek
  • Tips to guide and porter

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Package Inclusions:

  • Pick-up & drop-off from Kathmandu International Airport
  • Welcome dinner in a local Kathmandu Restaurant
  • Three nights in convenient quality hotel in Kathmandu (convenient location at Thamel)
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with transportation
  • Tourist bus for Kathmandu- Pokhara – Kathmandu
  • All necessary transportation
  • Breakfast during the trek with a cup of tea/coffee.
  • Accommodation during trek in local hotel or tea house. Our Guide will ensure this accommodation will be comfortable enough.
  • Permits including – Trekking Information Management Systems(TIMS) and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • English speaking trekking leader and guide and porters according to the size of group (2 trekkers = 1 porter), including their salary, equipment, insurance, food and lodging.
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket, Duffel bag, T-shirt and Trekking Map
  • Comprehensive medical kid box
  • All government taxes and the local fees

What’s not included:

  • Mineral water, juices and alcoholic beverages
  • Entrance fee of temple of Kathmandu
  • Lunch and Dinner and hot and cold drink
  • Any  personnel expenses throughout the trek
  • Tips to guide and porter

Customize      |        Book Now
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