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Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek (17 days)

Trip Code:NET-TR-ABCT

  • Trip Type Lodge (Teahouse)
  • Duration 17 days
  • Grade Moderate
  • Max.Altitude 4170 m.
  • Group Size 1+
  • Travel Mode Land
Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek

Annapurna Base Camp trek – also popular as Annapurna Sanctuary trek - is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. It is an adventurous journey into the lap of Mt. Annapurna (8091m), world’s tenth highest mountain, which lay deep into heart of Annapurna Sanctuary. The Annapurna Sanctuary provides 360 degree views of world’s highest mountains including Annapurna I, II, III and IV, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Mt. Fishtail (Macchapuchre), Gangapurna and Glacier Dome among others.
 
The trek also includes hike to Poon Hill (3232m), one of the famous viewpoints to  catch spectacular panorama of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The trail passes through dense tropical jungle of rhododendrons and bamboo full of wildlife, scenic terraced fields and rolling green hills. The other highlight of this trek is the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest river gorge in the world, stretching 3 miles long and 1.5 miles wide. 
 
Annapurna Base Camp trek falls within the Annapurna Conservation Area project (ACAP), the largest protected area in Nepal. ACAP is home to 1,226 species of flowering plants, 102 mammals, 474 birds, 39 reptiles and 22 amphibians. Annapurna region is also ethnically diverse and is inhabited by Gurung, Magar, Thakali, Manange and Loba communities. Originally tradesmen, Thakali people who are settled in the Kali Gandaki Valley are renowned for their unique culture and cuisine. The culture and custom of Manange and Loba communities on the other hand is similar to that of Tibetan people.
 
Annapurna Base Camp trek can be done in different durations depending on your time, interest and budget. Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition have successfully led many trekking trips to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). We have a team of highly experienced, well equipped, well insured and friendly local trekking guides and porters who will accompany you throughout your journey.
 

Fixed Departures

SN Start Date End Date Pax Booked Status
1 Jul 8, 2018 Jul 21, 2018 Open
2 Sep 8, 2018 Oct 21, 2018 1 Open
3 Oct 8, 2018 Oct 21, 2018 Open
4 Nov 8, 2018 Nov 21, 2018 Open
5 Dec 8, 2018 Dec 21, 2018 Open
 Trip code: NET-TR-ABCT
  Region Annapurna Region
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 17 days
 Trip Type: Lodge (Teahouse)
 Trip Grade: Moderate
 Min. Group Size 1+
 Max Altitude: 4170 m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: SEP-OCT-NOV
MAR-APR-MAY
 Transportaion: Land
 Meals: 3 Meal (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) through out your trip
 Acommodation: 3 Star accommocation in Kathmandu
Standard accommodation in Pokhara
Lodge accommodation during trek

Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport. Transfer to the hotel.
 
Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

City sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Patan).
 
Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

After early morning breakfast, our guide will pick you-up from your hotel to bus station. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to explore the various sites of Pokhara.

Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

Stay overnight at hotel.

Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) takes approximately one and half hours. Now you begin your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tirkhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four and half hours.

Stay overnight at Lodge.

Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) takes approximately 5 hours. The trail this day will be fairly tough. The first 2 hours of the trail steeply ascends up to Birethanthi and then levels up till Ghorepani. The section from Ulleri to Birethanthi provides a spectacular views of snowcapped mountains, especially Machapuchre (Mt. Fishtail). You can also enjoy the beautiful rhododendron flowers during March and April along the trail between Birethanthi and Ghorepani.

Stay overnight at Lodge.

Early morning hike up to Poon Hill (3232 m.) takes about one hour. Poon Hill is a popular viewpoint to see sunrise and majestic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), and Lamjung Himal (6931m.). 
 
After spending sometime in Poon Hill, hike back to Ghorepani for warm breakfast and then continue trekking towards Tadapani (2630m) which takes about 4 and half hours. 
 
Stay overnight at Lodge.

 

Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (2950m) takes about 3 hours. It is a very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. This is one of the popular destinations for the birds' lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. From this village you can see good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong takes approximately 4 hours. At the beginning of the day, you ascend gently for an hour up to Ghandrukkot (2100m.) and descend steeply to the Kimrung Khola (1700m.). Chhomrong is a gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary trek and inhabited by Gurung, one of the major ethnic groups of Nepal.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (2600m) takes approximately 5 hours. The train in the beginning descends until you cross a small bridge. From here it’s a long steep ascent up to Sinuwa. Enjoy local farming in terraced landscapes all around.

Stay overnight at lodge. 

Trek from Dovan to Macchapuchre Base Camp (3700m) takes about five hours. The trail ahead is devoid of any villages until we reach Sinuwa, where there used to be a checkpost, the last village of the trail. You trek gently ascend through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees up to Macchapuchre Base Camp.
 
Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Macchauchre Base Camp  (3720m) to Annapurna Base Camp (4170m) takes about two hours. It is further 2 hours walk to reach Annapurna Base Camp. Annapurna Base Camp is a vantage point to see the Himalayas at a 360 degree turn. Some of the impressive ones include Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.) etc. You can explore Annapurna South Glaciers in detail.

Stay overnight at lodge. 

Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo via Machhapuchhare Base Camp takes about five hours. The trail gradually descends passing through bamboo forests.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1780m.) takes about five hours. We will descend through Sinuwa and Choomrong. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar and now the trail is quite flat until you reach Sinuwa. You trek gradually descends to the Chhomrong Khola and you have to follow stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Jhinu Danda. Jhinu Danda is famous for hot spring where you can relax.

Stay overnight at lodge. 

Trek from Jhinudanda (1750m.) to Pothana (1890m) takes about six hours. You will pass through local villages, farms and terraced fields. Views of Annapurna II and Macchapuchre and sunrise should not be missed along the trail. Pothana is beautifully located surrounded by green forests. 

Stay overnight at Lodge

Trek from Pothana to Phedi and then drive to Pokhara. The trek from  Pothana to Phedi takes about 3 hours followed by an hour long drive to reach Pokhara.

Stay overnight in hotel in Pokhara. 

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city, Kathmandu.

Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Transfer to the Airport for final departure (Fly out from Kathmandu).


The price includes the following services:
 
 a) Kathmandu
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • 3 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • One full day city sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with tour guide and private vehicle
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant 
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
 
b) Pokhara :
  • 2 night hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • All pick up and drop off services by private vehicle
 
c) Trekking
 
  • Trekking guide/s
  • Porter/s (porter carries 25kg of luggage for two participants)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) 
  • Accommodation in lodges 
  • Trekking equipments such as sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, trekking sticks, etc. if required
  • Entry Permit for Annapurna conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation : Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus and Pokhara to Nayapul and Phedi to Pokhara by private vehicle
  • Insurance and equipments for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kits
  • VAT, TAX and Service charge
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that covers helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
 
The price does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses 
  • Tips
  • Drinks, Beverages, Hot Shower and Battery Charges
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Entrance fees in Kathmandu 
  • Travel/Medical Insurance
 

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.
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    Jonathan Dohney,
    Australia

    It was the absolute experience of lifetime.

    Dear Mr. Dahal, 
     
    Thank you so much for organizing our trek to ABC in late September 1999. For me it was the absolute experience of lifetime and I am sure that I will be coming back again to your wonderful country this time with my family to spend more time. 
     
    Whilst the trek itself was spectacular I believe that a major part of our experience was the great friendship and care shown to us by our guide Rajendra and the porters. These guys were simply the best and added to our trip with their sense of fun and fantastic service. Having a guide, put a whole different perspective on our trip, as every where we went along the way we were made to feel part of a bigger group when we met other guides and porters.
     
    Having someone get you a hot cup of tea, checking you for leeches, checking your room for you to make sure that you haven't left anything behind are all little things that add to your trip/experience. 
     
    Once again I would like to thank you for organizing our trek for us and would highly recommended Nepal Environmental Trekking to anyone looking to have an experience of a life time. 
     
    You really mean what your business cards say " We serve you with love and care" 
     
    Regards 
    Jonathan Dohney 
    13 Ferguson Ave 
    castle Hill 
    NSW Australia 
    E-mail: jdoheny@unipress.comau
     

    Kirsten Gray,
    New Zealand

    Excellent organization of my trek.

    Nava,

    Thank you for your excellent organization of my trek to Annapurna Base Camp(A.B.C.)

    We had a great group of people, fantastic guide ( Ratna ) and extremely strong porters ( Ratna + Gopal ).

    Thanks for answering all of my e-mails from New Zealand and general advice about Nepal.

     

    Your company is to be highly recommended.

    Regards

    Kirsten Gray

    New Zealand

    29/11/2009 


    David + Davinia,
    Singapore

    Annapurna Base Camp( A.B.C ) Trek

    This was my second great experience with Nepal Environmental Trekking. The first was about seven years ago to E.B.C. This time I came with my wife to do ABC and had an equally fantastic time. We loved the people, food and scenery and would like to thank Nava and our great trekking team Hari and Ratna for making everything so easy and enjoyable.

     

    We will certainly be back!

     

    Thanks to all

     

    David + Davinia (United Kingdom)

    Now Singapore

    16/02/2010

     


    Wong Huey Ling,
    Singapore

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    Dear Nepal Environmental Trekking Co.

    We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Nepal Environmental Trekking Co., Mr. Nava Raj , Mr. Ganesh, and especially to the greatest guide around - Dinesh.

    We attempted the ABC trek. ……and we have had a great time during the trek, all because Dinesh is a very sensitive guide. he sings to keep our spirits up when we are tired. I don't think words are enough to describe how great a guide he is. We will be back and we will still want Dinesh as our guide.

    ……We would like to congratulate Nepal Environmental Trekking on a job well done !

    Wong Huey Ling

    Block 212, Pasir Ris Street 21

    # 03-218, Singapore 510212

    E-mail : wonghueyling@yahoo.com.sg

    Tok Shon Wee

    Block 518 Pasir Ris Street 52

    #09-47, Singapore 510518

    E-mail : joaguin@pacific.net.sg


    Val Armani,
    Australia

    Annapurna Base Camp

    The day I arrived to Nepal I was picked up from the airport, comport settaled in right away the company was like a family, great in every way. I highly recommend their service. I chose to take on the Annapurna trek for 12 day the experience was breathtaking, majestic, everything was provided. At time it was strenuous walking but worth every effort. It's great to get away from the city life. As you inbark on a uninterrupted journey by the time you reach base camp. Mother nature has provided the greatest picture ever. You are on top of the world, heaven on earth what a reward. But most of all my greatest gratitude goes towards my guide. We became best of friends between is their was a connection immediate and obvious that he embraces every moment as you would there for we were on the same level from the start.

    Val Armani

    Sydney NSW Australia

     


    Murielle,
    France

    Annapurna Base Camp Trekking started from 11th Of October 2010

    “It’s easy as Annapurna Base Camp “!

    I made the 11 days trekking to Annapurna Base Camp and it was absolutely perfect, the view from ABC is breathtaking. The weather was nice, except 1 day rain, the bamboo forest is magic, my guide Raju is a great “always laughing, always smiling”!

    Big up to Raju.

    & See you again in Nepal or France!

    Murielle

    Strasbourg – France

    28/10/2010

     


    Karin Yansen, Gunhe Bonsel,
    Netherland

    A wonderful trek to Annapurna Base Camp.

    We had a wonderful trek to Annapurna Base Camp. The sanctuary was marvelous with a clear blue sky after sunrise.
     
    Our trek was very well guided by Surya. He is a very experienced porter guide. Apart from that it was a pleasure to be in his company during the past twelve days. Also many thanks to Nava who managed to get us as his clients and who organized the trip very well.
    We will come back once again.
     
    We selected this agency from 3 options as it replied very punctual to our requests and adapted the trip to avoid duplicate trails with previous trek.
     
    Anything you would like from a porter-guide and relatives of Yukta live everywhere. We were happy to give a small memory for snow walking.
     
    Karin Yansen &
    Gunhe Bonsel
     
    Gundo, the Netherlands
     
    March 28, 2014
     

    Nick & Haoxing, Phyllis, Vanessa,
    Singapore & Hongkong

    Completed the Annapurna Base Camp trek in 14 days

    Completed the Annapurna Base Camp trek in 14 days, fighting off leeches, mud pools, raging rivers, knee pain, altitude sickness, the lack of hot shower and bad weather. 
     
    Pancha (guide), Ratna and Din (porters) were fantastic and caring throughout. We were rewarded by h alf-show glimpse of Annapurna I and other mountains as the skies cleared, the morning we were due to descend from ABC. Thank you for the care and memories and we might be back one day.
     
    Nick & Haoxing (Singapore)
    Phyllis (Hongkong)
    Vanessa(Hongkong)
     
    Aug 11, 2014
     

    B. Sieben & Tom

    It was a great experience.

    Today we came back from our trekking tour from ABC(Annapurna Base Camp).
     
    We had one guide Hari and a porter Gopal. Hari speaks every good English and was very friendly, helpful and kindly. He helped my son very much, when he was ill on the mountain. Also we had a lot of snow and ice to our way to ABC. he was very careful. Gopal is a very strong porter and is also very friendly and kindly and helpful.
     
    We enjoyed the Trekking tour very much. They know a lot of about the mountains. It was a great experience.
     
    B. Sieben + Tom
    19 Jan, 2017
     

    Tsui Wah Choi,
    Hongkong

    A Very Incredible Experience To Trek In Nepal.

    A very incredible experience to trek in Nepal. I have been to Annapurna Base Camp (A.B.C.) and see the beautiful mountains and meet with different people who come from different countries. It is a memorable experience and I can remember for my life. 
     
    Hope you enjoy the life in Nepal too. 
     
    Tsui Wah Choi 
    Hongkong 
     

    Ami Jansson,
    Finland

    Trekking To ABC From 15th Of September 2010

    It was a privilege to have Ratna as a guide .He was always in a good mood, enthusiastic, outgoing, kind and helpful. It was being interesting to talk with him a lot the Nepali society, politics and everyday life. He has a large? Experience and speaks excellent English. 
     
    I thought this trek as a present for myself for my 70th birthday and I can warmly recommend Ratna as a guide for older people as he is very patient and let me walk a pace suitable for me. 
     
    Ami Jansson 
    Finland 
    29th Sep.2010

    Carina Schauss

    Namaste Nava & Team

    We enjoyed the trek to Annapurna Base Camp a lot! The time we spent with our guide “Ram” & our porter “Kumar” was so interesting and funny. 
     
    The whole trip was just amazing ?.We will never forget. Your friends from Switzerland. 
     
    Thank you 
     
    Carina Schauss 
    Ramona Bartsch 
    Martin Kolly 
    11/08/2011