Annapurna Base Camp Trek-11 Days
On the way to Annapurna Base Camp from Machapuchre Base Camp
View of Annapurna II and Annapurna IV
On the way to Machapuchre Base Camp
Annapurna Base Camp
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Make a rendezvous with one of globally popular treks - The Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Mt. Annapurna that rises 8091m is the 10th highest mountain in the world. The Annapurna region lies in the foothill of Mt. Annapurna in the North-central Nepal stretching along with Lamjung Himal from the Kali Gandaki in the west to the Marshyangdi in the east. The trek to Annapurna Base Camp passes through waterfalls, villages, farmlands, rhododendron forests, and vistas invigorates our soul. Since the trek starts from a mere height of around 800 meters the acclimatization process is gradual and we will reach to the high altitude of over 4,000 meters. Also, we will pass through a diverse geographical and cultural variation with amazing ranges of flora and fauna in between. Himalayan Glacier is sure that our heart will push us to start the trek. We can just imagine the company of highest mountains in the earth and the magnificence of the sunrise over the snow-capped Himalayas!
The Annapurna Base Camp trek, like others in the Annapurna region, takes off from the lake city of Pokhara. The actual walking begins from Naya Pul which can be reached after a short drive from Pokhara. While trekking along to Ghandruk, we marvel at colorful orchids and clear views of the splendid high mountains including the two eight thousanders - Mt. Annapurna (8091 m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m). At Ghandruk, we enjoy the ethnic hospitality along with the cultural magnificence of Gurung Museum. Trekking further via Machhapuchhre Base Camp, we finally reach Annapurna Base Camp. From our final destination, we return the same route passing through the Rhododendron forest that bloom with red flowers during the springtime, descend down to Birethanti, passing by waterfalls and few small villages and settlements. We further walk to Naya Pul and then drive to Pokhara which announces the end of this marvelous trek.
The 11-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary is designed for the trekkers who would like to get to Annapurna Base Camp but are restricted time-wise. If we would like to go for the Annapurna Base camp trek more relaxed way, it is better to sign up with Annapurna Sanctuary Trek-16 days
. If we are looking for an easy trek Annapurna Sunrise Trek-9 days
or Royal Trek-9 days
would be suitable. If we want more longer trek over a challenging Pass in Annapurna region, Annapurna Circuit Trek-21 days
would be best option as it passes through famous high pass of the world, Thorong La.
Route maps are just representation of the trekking routes. This does not represent the exact geographical conditions.Click here for Annapurna Base Camp Trek route map
Day to Day Itinerary
Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)
Upon our arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be warmly greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier. After completion of our custom formalities (Visa, etc), we pick up our luggage and look for ...read more »»
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 2 nights in 4-star hotel in Kathmandu ( Hotel Shanker or similar standard) on B.B basis
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- Down jacket,four seasonal sleeping bag, Himalayan Glacier Trekking kit bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
What's Not Included
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs )
- Airport departure tax(Rs. 200 per person)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu or Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips for guides and porters
The Trekking Group
For the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, there will be one leader, assistant leader (4 trekkers:1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters for luggage carrying (2 trekkers:1 porter). This arrangement ensures that any body in the group is sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. Himalayan Glacier can run the this trek for group of any size. But, Himalayan Glacier generally includes maximumof twelve visitors as the company has found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if we would like to make a group booking for more than twelve people together, Himalayan Glacier can arrange this too.
Health & Experience Required
Himalayan Glacier's 11-day Annapurna Base Camp trek is moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have ability to walk at least 6-8 hours a day with a light day pack. ...read more »»
All accommodations for the trek are on twin sharing basis with inclusive cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard of service and food, and location quality. There are two styles of accommodations during our trekking. We will spend two nights in a 4-star hotel, Hotel Shanker
or similar category hotel in Kathmandu, and during our trekking we will spend 10 nights in standard tea house or lodge or hotel in which there are unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses. Himalayan Glacier serves attached rooms as much as possible, however tea houses or lodges at some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities.
If we are a solo traveler, we will share a room with someone else of same sex of our group. If we prefer a single room, we may indicate our preference and get single rooms upon request by paying single supplement USD 290.
Himalayan Glacier likes to excel in this field because we genuinely love what we do and are committed to provide the best services as we commit our valued guests. read more...
During our Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) ...read more »»
Himalayan Glacier's itineraries are planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS(Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to kill. The higher ...read more »»
Leader(s) & Staff Arrangements
The most significant thing that makes our Annapurna Base Camp Trek successful, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful trek leader and the crew members with ability of operating our days in the mountain smoothly. Our trip will be led by the ...read more »»
Equipments & Packing List
While packing for “Annapurna Base Camp Trek”
certain gears are essential to be considered.
Click here for the comprehensive packing list for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm, with outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing point. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for Annapurna Base Camp Trek, only colder (obviously). The trekking routes are crowded during Spring and Autumn but during winter the routes are not packed and we could enjoy rather best of nature.
Trip Start Dates & Price
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