Annapruna Base Camp (ABC)

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Trip Overview

  • Destination: Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Max Elevation: 4230 Meters
  • Total Duration: 13 days
  • Best Time: March – May & Sept – Dec.
  • Group Size: Min. 1 Pax
  • Trip Cost : Please mail us  mandalatreks@gmail.com

Annapurna (ABC) travel information:

Trek to the base of the 10th highest mountain of the world sounds so prodigious in itself. Mt Annapurna (8091m) stands wide and majestic while we venture best of our times in its feet. And we will fell the intimate connection with nature like never before.

 

The trek to Base Camp of Annapurna shows the whole snow-capped mountain ranges that are magnificent and colossal against the blue sky. As we inhale the air in its purest form, a trekker thrives in front of the awe-inspiring mountain ranges.

 

Not just the view on one majestic Himalaya, we will be blessed with the panoramic and picturesque view of Tent Peak, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Annapurna II, Anapurna III, Annapurna IV, and Annapurna South. But the most important one is reaching our destination via Mt. Machapuchhre (Fishtail) which is well revered by the Nepalese for its unique beauty.  Their beauty is indescribable and incomparable- they will draw all your attention and grab your mind with their beauty. And at the end, you will be spending hours capturing the moments in camera but none of them will never be enough.

 

And it's not just the Himalayans that would grab you hard, the remote villages of Nepal as you pass through and hospitality at every tea house you spend your night will leave you amused. The tiny monasteries and threatening suspension bridge will add the adventure while you climb the stone-paved trails for hours. But when you wake of each morning, the scenes around you will make you forget the pain of earlier day and all you want to do is go further on.

 

While Rhododendron and Oka forest walks along with you Sweating and blowing out air your feet don’t want to stop. While the beautiful landscapes seen from the trail absorbs your mind frequent wild encounter and small rives make you go crazy.

 

Best Time to Travel:

ABC looks majestic and capturing all season. But trials are more beautiful during Spring (March to May) and Autumn (Sept. to Nov.). During these months, the weather is warm and the sky is clear with outstanding views. But if you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy all the gifts of nature by yourself, vacation season (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be an option. However, be prepared to face the harsh temperature. Trekking in the summer (June to Aug.) is affected by rain but could be a boon for a keen botanist.

 

Option I:  Start Annapurna trek from Pokhara: trek in 10 Days from Pokhara

Option II: Start Mardi Himal trek from Kathmandu and drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. trek in 13 Days from Kathmandu

Option III: Start Mardi Himal trek from Kathmandu and fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (fly both ways):  trek in 10 Days from Kathmandu.

 

Day by day itinerary for Annapurna Base Camp:

Day 1:

Arrive in TIA and transfer your Hotel:

You will be picked from Tribhuvan International Airport and transferred to your hotel. During the evening, we will brief you about each day program.

Day 02:

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara:

After early morning breakfast, we will drive to Pokhara by a Tourist Bus (7 hours) and spend a night in a 3-star hotel. You will also receive your Annapurna Conservation Permits and TIMS.

Day 03:

Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Ulleri (1500m):

After breakfast, we will drive to Nayapul (3 hours) where our hike begins- After a 30minutes walk from Nayapul we will reach Birethati where we will have a short stop. Then trail leads to Tikhedhunga via Burundi Khola, the village of Sudame and Mathathati Hille before settling for the night.

Day 04:

Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m)

After breakfast, we will climb 2 hours through the bank of the small river. We shall stop at Ulleri- Magar and Gurung settlement village in the middle of the forest. From Ulleri, we can witness the magnificent Annapurna south and some other snowy peaks. At the end of the day, we will crash at Ghorepani- a

Day 05:

Trek from Ghorepani to poonhill and then to Tadapani (2660m) via Poon Hill (3210m)

Early in the morning, we will climb to Poon hill (to witness the enthralling sunrise with Annapurna I, Mt Dhaulagiri, Machhauchhare, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri and Annapurna South). Then we shall descend to Ghorepani for breakfast and hike for five hours to reach Tadapani to spend overnight at teahouse.

Day 06:

Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrung (2170m)

After breakfast, the trail goes downhill to Kim rung Khola through the dense Rhododendron forest while miraculous vista of Annapurna south, Machhapuchchhre Annapurna IV follows our trail. From Kim rung Khola the trail goes uphill to Gurung village of Chhomrung where we will spend our night.

Day 07:

Trek from Chhomrung to Himalaya Hotel (2920m)

After breakfast, we will follow the trail that drops down to Chhomrung Khola and steeps uphill to Sinuwa. The trek now enters the miraculous upper modi khola valley. The trail then climbs through rhododendron forest to Dovan where we crash at Himalaya hotel.

Day 08:

Trek from Himalaya Hotel to Machhauchhare base camp (3700m)

Now, it’s a climb to Hinko (3100m) then to lodge at Deurali. Climbing the mountain is not permitted at MBC but there is some decent accommodation available. This is a point where you are likely to get caught by altitude sickness.

Day 09:

Trek from MBC to Annapurna base camp (4130m)

The trail now climbs uphill to ABC at 4130m. we should make the trail pass on by 3 hours to encounter the base camp before clouds roll in.

Note: if there is snow trail is difficult to follow.

Day 10:

Trek from Annapurna base camp to Bamboo (2345 m)

After early morning sunrise view from ABC and breakfast, we will descend downhill to Bamboo where we will crash overnight at Bamboo.

Day 11:

Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu (1780m)

After morning breakfast in Bamboo, we will descend down to Jhinu.

Day 12:

Trek from Jhinu to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara:

After morning breakfast in Jhinu we will descend down to Nayapul. From Nayapul, it’s a 3hours drive to Pokhara. During the evening, we will enjoy some beautiful scenery of Phewa lake.

Day 13:

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350m)

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu where you will be transferred to your Hotel. During the evening we will enjoy the farewell dinner together.

 

Note:  We will be walking 4 to 6 hours each day

 

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportations by private vehicle;
  • Two nights’ accommodation at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Full meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful guide and porter (a porter for 2 clients)& all their expenses;
  • Sleeping bag during the trek
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • A comprehensive first aid medical kit
  • Annapurna conservation and TIMS Fees-
  • Government taxes & office service charge

 

Cost excludes:

  • More than one item meals from the menu,
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • All kind of cold or hard drinks and water bottle;
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver

 

Dates and Cost:

We can arrange a trip for a group or solo at any time of the year.

The cost for 13 days Annapurna Base Camp trek would be

 

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