Special thanks to my guide and porter and the Nepal Social Treks team who made the trip a lot more easier than it would have been otherwise.
Annapurna’ is a Sanskrit name meaning “goddess of the harvests” which is very appropriate for this fantastic journey to Annapurna Base Camp.Our trek starts out meandering through lowland hillsides abundant with golden rice terraces through many small villages to witness the different cultures and lifestyles of the local people. The trail then climbs up and down through beautiful forest with abundant native flora and fauna, including rhododendron trees, famous for their colorful show of flowers in Spring. Along the way we trek past the stunning Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre (‘fishtail’) peaks. We stay at the end of each day in tea houses and lodges where delicious hot meals are available.We continue our journey upwards to eventually reach A.B.C.where the great peaks of Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare are situated in a deep glacier-covered amphitheater towering above us,a magicla experience.After taking some awesome photos we slowly retrace our steps back to Pokhara.
Welcome assistance by Nepal Social Treks and Exepedition representative at the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu.If you are already in Nepal you can meet us at mentioned hotel lobby. Rest at the hotel and briefing about the trip. O/n at Hotel,
Assist by guide to transfer from Hotel to Private Car to Pokhara,departure time will be at 0730 AM and about 6 hours journey toward Pokhara where overnight accommodation with BB Plan is arranged.O/n at Hotel
After breakfast, drive to Phedi half an hour by private vehicle and trek toTolka (1400M) about 4-5 hours, on the way lunch and overnight at lodge/teahouse with dinner. O/n at Tea House
After having breakfast the trek starts from Tolka to Jhinu danda (1780 m) takes about 5-6 hours walking, on the way lunch and overnight at lodge/teahouse with dinner.
Having early breakfast the trek begins from Tadapani toward Sinuwa (2310m)/Bamboo Lodge via Chhomrong, lunch provided on the way, after walking 6-7 hours and the lodge/teahouse is arranged for overnight accommodation.
From Sinuwa or Bamboo Lodge the trek begins for Deurali (3150m) which takes about 6-7 hours walking with on the way lunch. The overnight accommodation with dinner is provided at teahouse/lodge in Deurali.
Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4090m), after breakfast, takes about 4-5 hours walk for today, on the way lunch and overnight accommodation with dinner in lodge/teahouse is provided at ABC. The overnight accommodation with dinner is provided at teahouse/lodge in Deurali.
From Annapurna Base Camp the trek begins to Dovan (2600m) which takes about 5-6 hours walking down. On the way lunch and overnight accommodation with dinner is arranged at Dovan. The overnight accommodation with dinner is provided at teahouse/lodge in Deurali.
Our guide will take you toward Chhomrong (2310m) by down trekking after walking about 5-6 hours providing on the way lunch and keep you in teahouse/lodge at Chhomrong for overnight.
This day’s trek starts from Chhomrong toward Ghaundrung (1,940m) after breakfast which takes about 3-4 hours. Your lunch and dinner is served in Ghandrung with overnight accommodation in Lodge/teahouse. Here you may spend your time for exploring indigenous Gurung culture.
This morning the trek starts after having breakfast in Ghandrung to ward Nayapul about 4 hours with lunch on the way from where you are taken to Pokhara by private vehicle driving and keep you in Hotel as per agreed category with BB Plan.Overnight at hotel. B.B.
After having breakfast your trip starts by drive back from Pokhara to Katmandu by tourist Coach about 6 hours driving and overnight is arranged in Kathmandu as per agreed category with BB Plan.
Anyone who is physically sound can join Annapurna Base Camp trek. The trek does not require prior trekking experience. However, we recommend you to do some basic exercises before your Annapurna Circuit trek. If you have any medical condition, you must seek medical advice from your doctor before considering the trek.
Our team representative will be there to greet you outside of Arrival section of Tribhuvan International Airport. He will be displaying Nepal Social and the name card with your name on it. After that, you will be transferred to pre-chosen hotel.
Accommodation in Kathmandu depends on your preference and budget. Normally, we offer three-star hotel services in our itinerary, but we can accommodate you according to your choice as you can choose from a budget hotel to luxurious five-star services.
However, you will have to forget the luxuries of the city during the trek as you will be staying in teahouses/lodges with basic facilities. The teahouses/lodges, although small, provide clean sheets and blanket with a cozy mattress. We also offer sleeping bags if required (which needs to be returned after the trip), but it’s always a good idea to carry a personal sleeping bag. We provide you with single and double rooms depending on the availability and prior booking. It is quite difficult to get a single room during the peak season; therefore, we usually offer double rooms in our outline itinerary.
Normally, the toilets of teahouses and lodges in the higher Himalayan region are eastern toilets, which are usually neat and clean. The toilet facilities, generally, are common and sometimes space might be cramped. However, the newer teahouses and lodges offer attached restrooms. We will provide you with the best option as far as possible in this regard.
While you can choose from a wide range of food in Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will mostly be served local Nepali meals, Daal Bhat, in the teahouses on the upper regions. However, if you have any special food choices, you should let us know beforehand so that we can work on it. Additionally, we can also provide you with cooking staff if that is your preference.
It is best to trek during the spring season from March to May and the autumn season from September to mid-December. It is not recommended to trek in the region during the monsoon season from June to August or during the winter season from mid-December to February.
Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. It is, generally, chillingly cold in nights, whereas, the days are warmer. Since you will be trekking in the spring or autumn season, the weather during the day is comfortably dry and warm. The temperature could be as high as 20-degree c to 15-degree c low, during the daytime.
Yes, it is absolutely possible to add some more days to your trek. We can customize your trek according to your preferences with additional costs including accommodation, food, guides, and porters.
Spencer NG October 25th, 2015
Kamil Gottwald October 20th, 2015
Kyle October 14th, 2015
Marc Erne October 13th, 2015