Annapurna Base Camp trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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Overview

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.

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1 Arrival In Kathmandu( TIA) International Airport(1,365m) Transfer To Hotel Evening Welcome Dinner . O/N At Hotel

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,

Day 2
Day 2 Drive Kathmandu To Pokhara Overland Journey 6 Hours Drive.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

Day 3
Day 3 Trek To Tolka Via Phedi ( 1700M). Walking 4 Hours, O/N At Guest House

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

Day 4
Day 4 Trek To Jhinu Danda ( 1780M ). Walking 6 Hours, O/N At Guest 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.

Day 5
Day 5 Trek To Sinuwa/Bamboo(2380m) Lodge Via Chhomrong

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.

Day 6
Day 6 Trek Bamboo Lodge/Sinuwa To Deurali (3020 M)

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.

Day 7
Day 7 Trek From Deurali To Annapurna Base Camp (4130) Walking 4 Hours O/N At Tea House

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.

Day 8
Day 8 Trek Back From Annapurna Base Camp To Dovan (2600m), Walking 5 Hours,O/N At Tea House

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.

Day 9
Day 9 Trek From Dovan To Chhomrong (2170 M) Walking 5 Hours, O/N At Tea House

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.

Day 10
Day 10 Trek From Chhomrong To Ghandrung (1940 M)Walking 4 Hours,O/N At Tea House

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.

Day 11
Day 11 Trek From Ghandrung To Nayapul (1070m)And Drive Back To Pokhara Walking 3 Hours,O/N At Hotel

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.

Day 12
Day 12 Tourist Bus Journey From Pokhara To Kathmandu , 6 Hours Drive. O/N At Hotel

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.

The Cost Include(s)

  • Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara *** star Hotel including breakfast
  • Accommodations in Teahouse/Lodge during the trek including three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Annapurna area Trekking Map.
  • An experienced trekking team leader who will be experienced for this route,
  • Trekking porter /Sherpa to carry your bags during the trekking, one porter in betwen 2 members,
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porters,
  • Transportation as mentioned in the itinerary. (upgrade to flight/car available with additional cost).
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation entry permits (ACAP fees),
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System),
  • All government taxes and our service charges,
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu.

The Cost Exclude(s)

  • International Travel insurance, covering emergencies Evacuation & medical assistance,
  • Nepal entry visa fee, please try to arrange in USD cash for 15 days US$25.00 and for 30 days US$40.00
  • Tips for trekking staff.
  • All kind drinks (hot,cold and alcoholic) during your trip, hot shower in tea house, battery charging, mineral water, internet and tea and coffee on the way.
  • Personal trekking equipment. We recommend you to bring the stuffs you have and rest you can rent or buy in Kathmandu.
  • Domestic airfare if you wish to travel ( Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu)
What Is The Physical Requirement For Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

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.

Who Will Pick Up Me At The Airport, Upon My Arrival?

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.

What Sort Of Accommodation Can I Expect In Kathmandu And During The Trek?

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.

What About The Toilet Facilities In The Higher Himalayan Region?

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.

What Food Choices Will I Have During The Trek?

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.

When Is The Best Season To Go For Annapurna Circuit Trek?

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.

During The Trek, What Are The Temperature And Weather Like?

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.

Can My Trek Be Extended By A Few Days?

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.

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  1. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    I did Annapurna Circuit with 9 friends in April 2019 and it was amazing. The landscapes are breathtaking, the weather was perfect and our guide Kamal Pandey and the two porters Rames and Barta were always ready to help us with everything we need. I would like to thank all of them in this way. I send you a big hug from Romania and all my friends. I can not wait to meet us again. For sure I will come back to Nepal and I want Kamal to be my guide again. Thank you, Nepal for everything! -Florina
  2. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    My experience with Nepal Social Treks and Karun Pandey; the guide is the best till date. The team was a professional in every possible way imaginable. On-time, smart and fun to be around. He knew how to lead the group as a leader should, I highly recommend him and Nepal Social treks for future adventure seekers. He will be my go-to guide in the future and I will travel to Nepal again. His knowledge of the country, mountain ranges, and culture added value to the experience.
  3. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    I went to Nepal in October 2018 with one of my best friends to do the Annapurna Base Camp trek, because one of our biggest dreams was to hike the Himalayas of Nepal. Thanks to Nepal Social Trek and especially to our guide Himish and our two porters to have made our wish come true. Himish is very nice, considerate, patient and understanding. Hopefully, we’ll meet us again for the Everest Base Camp Trek soon?
  4. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    I've done nice trips with Nepal Social Treks around Nepal with a group of 12 people. Perfect places to visit and nice hotels they choose for us. Then I continue with 10 days of trekking to Annapurna Base Camp, we choose to stay at local houses and they've been very helpful. Easy to work and trusting people. I'm still working with a theme, organizing photo trips around Nepal. Hope to travel again for Nepal Adventure
  5. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    Nepal Social Treks arranged a 10-day trek in the Annapurna Sanctuary (Nayapul to/fro Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)) for my husband and me on October 2017. (Our itinerary also included additional days in Kathmandu and Pokhara.) Out of a number of trekking companies, we selected Nepal Social Treks due to Lonely Planet's recommendation, TripAdvisor reviews, and largely, our interaction with them prior to our decision. Samjhana, the manager, was responsive and patient in answering many questions in the months prior to our trip. Her handling of our request for information and concerns indicated a level of customer care that favorably impressed us. As it turned out, Nepal Social Treks delivered splendidly, especially on unplanned events. Our guide, KB and porter, Gobinda were invaluable. Besides his knowledge of the area, KB was personable and entertaining, making interaction very pleasant. He paid careful attention to our needs and preferences (e.g. dietary), trying to provide what we wanted, where possible. Gobinda was hardworking, studiously carrying our load, and had a cheerful disposition. He personally helped me in some tough spots (e.g. makeshift bridge over an avalanche, steep descents) for which I was very thankful. The scenery was spectacular and the trekking invigorating and challenging in places, as expected. Mountains will never be mountains again, and infinite stone steps will always remind me of Nepal. One disappointment was the tea house experience. Though rustic as anticipated, most tea houses lacked in cleanliness and hygiene, especially in the shared shower and toilet facilities. While we arrived at Base Camp as planned, my husband, unfortunately, developed AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) and some GI issues towards the last couple days of our ascend. As his symptoms did not improve the day after we reached ABC, KB recommended an airlift. He worked closely with Samjhana and Basu, proprietor, (who were both in Kathmandu) to co-ordinate the rescue with our insurance carrier and the helicopter rescue operator. While it took over 5 hours of calling and waiting, we were finally airlifted, arrived in Kathmandu where an ambulance drove us to Swacon International Hospital. My husband was diagnosed with low-grade AMS, monitored overnight at the hospital, and checked out the following day. During this time, Basu visited us at the hospital, Samjhana shuttled me between the hospital and the hotel and picked up my husband the next day in the company car - all of which we were most grateful for. Due to over demand at the Diwali festival, we had to stay at three hotels in Kathmandu for our last week. Samjhana promptly made the arrangements, and ensured that our luggage were properly transferred from hotel to hotel. She was again very helpful when we had an invoicing issue with the helicopter operator. The issue was unresolved by the time we left Nepal. Due to Samjhana's persistence, we finally received the correct invoice a week after we returned to the US. She went beyond the call of duty, and did not let us down, despite us having completed our trip, and were no longer in Nepal. Her pleasing and charming demeanor, coupled with her deep sense of duty and genuine concern for her clients, made an otherwise harrowing ordeal, a memorable and redeeming experience.
  6. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    During our honeymoon in Nepal, we had a good experience with Nepal Social. We chose to do a 13 day Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. We were extremely impressed by their responsiveness. Through numerous email and WhatsApp exchanges, we never had to wait more than 12 hours to hear back from them. Nepal Social went above our expectations by meeting us for dinner both before and after our trek (not to mention a few other nice small gestures). While the scenery around the Anapurnas was beautiful, there are numerous stairs on this trek, which slowly took a toll on our knees. Teahouses make the trek comfortable and unique by providing a solid room/bed, good food, and the occasional shower. Poon Hill made for a nice scenic detour, the hot springs soothed our aching body and Ghandrung gave us a taste of local culture but the obvious highlight on this trek is Annapurna basecamp at sunrise. Our guide Razu made sure we made our way safely, organized rooms with the best views and entertained us with the Nepalese card game “Dumbal”. Our porter Bibek was the unsung hero for carrying a heavy load to ABC for us. We only wish Nepal Social would provide better equipment for its porters, i.e. proper shoes and backpacks. Nepal Social is definitely a company you can trust and we would recommend for your Nepal trip.
  7. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    Nepal Social Treks are absolutely wonderful! Ram and Basu are extremely kind, helpful, and fun. They care so much about Nepal and want you to have a fantastic experience in their country. I really can't recommend them enough, not only will you have a great trip but you know that your money is going to a socially responsible company. Nepal social treks and Ram and Basu do so many great things for Nepal. They are highly involved in Nepal Orphans Home and Volunteer Nepal, continue to help to rebuild after the 2015 earthquake, and just finished building schools in Nuwakot and Dhading, among other things. Our trek to Annapurna base camp and trip to Chitwan National Park afterward was amazing! It was my third trip to Nepal, but the first time doing a trek (my husband's first time in Nepal). We couldn't have asked for a better honeymoon! The trek to Annapurna base camp is breathtaking. We were both a little nervous since we did extremely little to prepare and get into shape beforehand, but the views make you quickly forget that your legs are tired and achy. After the first couple days, it got much easier (your body gets used to it, the amount of work stays pretty similar). Our guide, llama, was very knowledgeable, friendly, encouraging, and always made sure we had anything we might need. While at the same time, he made a point to give us plenty of alone time and distance seeing as it was our honeymoon but was there right away if we needed him. I seriously can't recommend Nepal Social Treks enough, or Nepal enough - if you're thinking about it, go! You won't regret it!
  8. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    Before depart to Nepal, I shared my route to my friend who just came back from Nepal in September 2016. She advised that a trekking guide company is very important for your trip. She told me that our trekking route to ABC was tough and wish me good luck. Well, as I am not 100% well train, she worries for me. 1st day, 2nd day and 3rd day...it ain't as tough as I thought. I love the trek and the route we took! I am enjoying every part of the beautiful scenery and forget the tough part. I am really thankful to our guide KB for his caring, kind, patient, friendly and FUNNY! It's not just having a trek, with us the 20 people of "monkey kickers", we make friends, relax, get to know the mother nature, sharing knowledge, have fun especially during Christmas Eve, we dance, we sing, we cheer. Also, after the trek, Basu brought us to enjoy the local food, bar, and cable car hilltop made our trip more meaningful... If you ask me whether to trek again or not, I will tell you, DEFINITELY YES. Really appreciate for Nepal Social Treks Expedition arrangement with the great trek and tour. I am looking forward to more surprise to Nepal trip.
  9. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    We'd decided we wanted to trek in Nepal... so the next decision was which guide company? After lots of investigation, we decided on Nepal Social as Samjhana was always friendly, helpful, quick to answer all questions and give us guidance on the best time and trek for us. Choosing a local Nepalese company was a bonus as we got to experience and learn more about Nepalese culture and traditions which made the holiday that much more memorable and more than just a trekking trip. Our trek with Nepal Social to the ABC was in late October, which meant we were around during the Hindu festival of Dewali. This was a great time to be in Nepal as we also got to share some of the celebrations with Basu, one of the owners and his family. Our guide KB was exceptional. Very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. He customized our trek on a daily basis depending on our requirements. We became very good friends with him. ABC was our introduction to trekking in the Himalayas, it suited us as the highest you go is approx 4200m; there is stunning scenery en route and when you enter the area between MBC and ABC and are surrounded by 7000-8000m snow-capped peaks. It was truly it breathtaking. A memory we will never forget. I'd have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Social for your trekking requirements; we will definitely use them again. Hopefully, we will be lucky enough to have KB as our guide again.
  10. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    Rajkumar, Raju, Basu, and Samjhana made my dream trip to Nepal come true! Thank you so much! Everything was planned out well and when I needed to make a few changes they were very accommodating. I did the ABC trek and Rajkumar went out of his way to make sure we got to see the sunrise over Annapurna. Every step of the way he made sure that I would be able to handle the trek and made changes if I couldn't. I will be recommending Nepal social treks to all of my friends and family. Thanks again!
  11. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    We searched the web and chose Nepal Social. We asked questions and received satisfactory answers. We signed up and when the time came we went. We were overwhelmed by their excellent services organized by Basu and Samjhana beginning from the moment you stepped out of Kathmandu airport. Next, the trekking team lead by Acut Pandey who is a very knowledgeable and experienced guide provided us the most interesting trekking journey. He had taken very good care of us, four hikers in our very early sixties especially our food and accommodation. He made sure we ate and slept well. He also made sure we did not leave things behind by having his last check. Most impressively, he had guided us to an enduring but safe and enjoyable ABC trekking. Thank you to this team of dedicated staff of Nepal Social.
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This trip is fully customizable:

  • Have a big group? We can help.
  • Want private tour? We can help.
  • Need to change the itinerary? We can customize as per you need.

Trip Facts

  • Tea House
  • 3*** Hotel in City and Tea House, Lodge
  • Car, Jeep, Bus
  • 4,130 M
  • Moderate to Fairly Challenging

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