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Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

Overview

  • Duration:14 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate
  • Max Altitude 4,130m/13,551ft
  • Best TimeSeptember to June
  • Trip TypeTrekking & Tour
  • Arrival CityKathmandu

Highlights

  • Amazing Annapurna Base Camp ( 4130 meters)
  • Natural beautiful city Pokhara and Around
  • Visit the inner sanctuary of Annapurna panoramic views of 10 peaks over 6000m
  • Stunning views of Dhaulagiri and the Kali Gandaki from Poon Hill
  • Surrounded by a ring of impressive mountains, including Annapurna I 8091m (26540ft.)
  • The combination of pretty villages and farmland at Ghaundrung, set against the panorama of high peaks beyond makes this one of the most picturesque of treks
  • Natural hot spring at Jhinudanda
  • Local Ethnic Groups and Villages 

"The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams." - Oprah Winfrey

Getting at the base camp of the world’s 10th tallest mountain is really a feat to achieve at least once in a lifetime. Moreover, Mt. Annapurna is the spiritual mountain worshipped by the locals referring to it as the goddess of harvesting. The significant importance of the mountain is high as its altitude and hosts the best touristic activities that ever happen in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a journey that takes trekkers to a stupendous place where splendors of nature are in abundance. Bonus things to experience at such a place are the opportunity to witness the culture and traditions of Gurung, Magar & Tibetan communities.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal is one of the most popular trekking trails in Nepal which is hiked by every year thousands of Hikers from around the World.
Within 14 Days ABC Trek or Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal,  our Trekkers can get a chance to be at the Ghorepani Poonhill and  Machhapuchhre Base Camp as well. Our Trip begins at Kathmandu Airport, where our representative from Scenic Nepal Treks will be waiting for you with Nepali Marigold Garland, and the Next morning driving to Pokhara which is another tourist city of Nepal. Splendid wonders like lakes, waterfalls, mountain vistas, caves, and museums make this city the most vibrant touristic place in Nepal. Walking starts from Nayapool which is about 1.5 hours of drive from Pokhara. Trekkers traverse through green lush forests of rhododendron with the whistling sound of Modi River in the background. The uphill of Ulleri can be daunting but the sight of mountains and landscape as seen from Ghorepani is the rewarding prospect. Endure early morning hike to witness prolific sunrise moment as seen from Poon Hill. Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Neelgiri, Himchuli, and many others shine in the morning sun from this place. The journey further extends to Tadapani, Shinuwa Deurali, and eventually to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The chance to be at the base camp of two popular mountains is definitely not an ordinary feat. Trekkers will take the Jhinu route to get back to Pokhara. Relish the natural hot water springs in Jhinu as well as evening fun-filled with Nepalese delicacies and songs.

While doing Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you will be lead by our Experience English Speaking Sherpa Guide and Great Porters. Staying Overnight at a Local Tea House or Lodge and having Nepali meals DALBHAT makes your trip more memorable. 

14 Days ABC trip is made for those travelers who have time and would like to explore as much as possible. However, if you have a short time but still like to include Ghorepani Poonhill Trek as well, You may have to look at our 12 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trip. Besides this amazing hike, there are plenty of trips the Annapurna region offers:

Easy Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho lake trek 

Easy Mardi Himal Trek

Kopra Ridge Trek

If this given itinerary does not meet your expectation, we can customize the itinerary as per your available time. We will provide all the important information and Map of Annapurna Base Camp before you start your Trek. 

 

Itinerary

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You will be met by Scenic Nepal Treks and Expedition’s representative at Airport and transferred to the hotel. The remainder of the afternoon at leisure for you to explore, and shopping for trekking. A pre-trek briefing will be given this evening. 

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsNone
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m/4,429ft

The morning we take Packing Breakfast from your Hotel and walk to the Tourist bus park which is nearby your hotel. We take Sharing Tourist bus to Pokhara around 6/7 hours drive.  You can experience the highway lifestyle of Nepal and also some villages or towns on the banks of the river Trishuli and Marshyangdi. Upon your request with additional cost, it is also possible to take a Car or flight ( 30 mins) to Pokhara. 

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude827m/2,713ft

After breakfast at your hotel, we again set out for about 1.5 hours of bus drive by Car towards Nayapool. This is the place from where our trekking starts. We walk through small roadside towns like Birethanti and Hille to reach TirkheDhunga. This is a comparatively large Magar community village and further up to Ulleri Village. 

Overnight at Tea House Lodge 

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,050m/6,726ft

Today is absolutely uphill walking through dense forests. You can meet hordes of mules carrying goods and can also meet trekkers of a different group. Interact with them and reach Ghorepani for the wider landscape of the Himalayas. The scenery of mountains and greater wild really looks stunning from this place. Gear up for tomorrow’s early morning hike of Poon Hill. 

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,850m/9,351ft

Early in the morning, we will hike to Poon Hill for an amazing sunrise view. After gathering momentous memory of sunrise from the Himalayas our journey heads to Tadapani after breakfast at your Tea house. 

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,700m/8,859ft

Early in the morning, we will hike to Poon Hill for an amazing sunrise view. After gathering momentous memory of sunrise from the Himalayas our journey heads to Tadapani. 

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(2,170m/7,120ft)

First, we will walk downhill to Chhomrung Khola and then ascend to Dovan. In today’s trekking also colorful rhododendron forests are our usual friends. Enjoy this eco-trail on the way to Bamboo. 

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,310m/7,579ft

Today’s walking is uphill via Bamboo and Rhododendron forest. The journey will be through the Hinko Cave as well which is considered as formed after the great avalanche.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,230m/10,598ft

Today is the big day for us and strenuous as well. Trekkers are required to get ready for a long walk. First, we will reach the Machhapuchhre Base Camp, and then we proceed towards Annapurna Base Camp. The place is surrounded by mountains henceforth naming it as Annapurna Sanctuary. The place provides a stunning view of Barah Shikhar, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, and others.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4,130m/13,551ft

From ABC we will trek downhill towards Sinuwa. The view of Annapurna South looms large throughout the day. Enjoy your return trip as trekking return journey is always cherished.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,310 m/ 7578 ft

Today we will enjoy the natural hot water springs in Jhinu and relax in the evening with locals as well as crew members in folk songs and drinks.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1,760m/5,775ft

We will descend back to Nayapool from where we started our trekking and take a private vehicle back to Pokhara. Optionally you can grab a Jeep from the middle of the path as well.

The evening is free to roam and you can enjoy the clamor of Lakeside Pokhara.

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch
  • Maximum Altitude827m/2,713ft

Early Morning at 6 am, you will be met by Your Guide and take a Taxi to Bus Park and Tourist bus to Kathmandu. Optionally, a Private Car or flight can be arranged at your request with additional cost. 

Scenic Nepal Treks will host the farewell dinner in a Nepalese cuisine restaurant. Here you get to have an experience of Nepalese Local dishes as well as live traditional dances. 

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m/4,429ft

Scenic Nepal Treks & Expedition team will take you to the airport for your flight home. Optionally, you can take Mountain Flights which takes you Around Everest Mountains. Later we will transfer you to International Airport for your final departure. Please note that you have to be at the airport before 3 hours of Flight time.

  • Accommodation None
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m/4,429ft
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What’s Included

Included

  • Sharing ​2​/​2​ ​Nights ​Good ​Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with Breakfast
  • All Grounded transfers by Private Bus expect Kathmandu-Pokhara -Kathmandu by Tourist Bus as per program 
  • ​Good ​Tea-house Lodge during the Trekking
  • ​An ​Experienced, Government Licensed English-speaking Sherpa Guide and all his expenses
  • 3 meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) each day during the trekking as per the menu.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems) Card for your safety 
  • Annapurna Conservation Fees
  • Staff insurance, medication, and equipment,
  • Good Sleeping Bags​ & Duffel by Company ​ ( Need to return )
  • Adventure certificate By Scenic Nepal Treks 
  • First Aid Kit​ ( Medicine Recommended to use you own)​
  • All Govt. and Local Taxes

Excluded

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Any optional domestic flight
  • Your Personal Expenses​ such as Bottled Water, Hot Shower, Wifi, Charging your phones and Camara​
  • Travel/ Trekking insurance
  • Any kind of Drinks and extra meals during the trek
  • Lunch and dinner during your overstay in Pokhara and Mountain.
  • Other personal expenses, Emergency Expenses, road blocked, snakes, desert.etc
  • Tips for staffs (Tips are expected)
  • Porters to carry your bags  ( US$ 290 for a Porter, can be shared by 2 person) 
  • Which is not mentions in Cost Included Section.

Useful Info

The Trekking Group

In general, this trek will be Private trek, it means you will be walking with our trekking Sherpa Guide and Porter. However if you have your own group, max number can go upto 15 people in a group. 

Accommodations
You will be provided Good Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara including your breakfast. During trek, you will be accommodated in Teahouse. Normally Teahouse are basic lodge with private room. 

Meals
During your trek, your food will be served with menu, where you can ask yourself. In program, we have included your Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. For the Food, you will get all dishes including Nepalese and Western. However, in Kathmandu only breakfast will be included.  At last of your trip in Kathmandu, Scenic Nepal Treks will offers you Nepalese Cultural Dinner.

Leader and Staff Arrangements
For us, most important things of entire trip is to provide best holiday experience with full of safety. You will be walking with your Guide and Porter. And number of porter will be defined as per number of members in your group. In general, 1 porter carry 2 person bag which will be between 20-25 kg in total.  If number of person goes above 8, we will also provide you assistance Guide. :

Travel Insurance
It is very necessary to have Insurance to attend this trek. Please make sure Your insurance will cover all your expense such as Air Ambulance, Helicopter Rescue and treatment Cost.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is moderate trek, which is good for those hiker who has hiking experience but does not mean you need special Training. You don’t need to have any special training, however you need to be able to walk and physical fit.  Please do tell us if you have any preexisting medical condition such as heart, lung, and blood diseases before you come to Nepal!

FAQs

Q1. Can beginner trekkers do this trek?

Yes! But make sure you are fit and can walk each day for 5/6 hours. To do this hike, you don’t need to have special training or preparation but have to be physically fit. If you are a beginner, we suggest you do a Private trip than joining the group. Joining with a group is always in rush and you will be under Group’s rules and times. So, you may feel uncomfortable.

It is very easy to obtain a visa to Nepal. Either you can apply for Arrival Visa or you can get it before you arrive in Nepal at your Home town. If you prefer to have an “On arrival Visa” at Kathmandu Airport or any other Nepalese Borders, sometimes you may have to stay at Queue during the high season time. Or, You may visit Nepal Embassy or Embassy Consulate in your country before your arrival in Nepal.

For more info, please have look here https://www.immigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa

Of Course, we do! One representative from Scenic Nepal Treks will be showing your Name Card at the Exit gate of Kathmandu Airport. So please look for your Good Name. You need to provide us your flight details before you come.

No, there is no laundry service in the trek. You may do your laundry in Pokhara.

Yes, we do accept the last minute with full payment of trip cost. You need to give us at least a day or more. Therefore we will be able to make reservations and Permits making. For your immediate communication, please leave a message at +9779813205235 ( Whatsapp).

Yes, you can postpone your trek and it is free of charge. Please let us know at least 2 weeks before your hike. If you cancel your trip, it will apply similarly to the cancelation policy.

Also, we encourage our clients to postpone their trip if due to any reason they are unable to travel and have to cancel the trip. Canceling the trip incurs clients with a cancellation fee. The deposit they made to confirm the trip will be used as a cancellation fee. So to save money, it is better to postpone the trip.

If you cancel your trip before 48 hours of the trip, you will get a full refund excluding Advance Down payment (20%). And if there is any domestic flight, you need to pay for that as well.

To confirm your trip, you need to send us your Valid Passport Copy along with 20% down Payment. You can send it directly from our Website or we will send you bank details. Our online payment gateway is protected and has a secure firewall. You can make the rest of the payment after you arrive in Kathmandu.

Please go through our three simple steps to book the trek:

Yes, it is possible only if you are doing the private trip. While on a group trip, we apologies that it is not possible to extend your trip.

Actually, it is not necessary but tipping is just a part of your appreciation for them for their hard works. They play a very role to make your trip successful. There is not exactly how much you should tip but around 20% amount of trip package. Further, you can decide how much you would like to tip.

Yes! All our guides are certified and experienced Trekking leaders. Most of them are from rural parts/ Mountains from Nepal and done hike over the past 10 years plus.

It depends, If a hiker is capable to continue their trek, they can. But If the trekkers are serious and facing critical conditions, she/he has to get down to City. It is too risky for everyone.

Our guides are qualified to handle small, primary medical emergencies as they are first-aid trained. If there will be any serious cases, our team always be there to help you. Our Company always be touched with our Guide while you are on trek. We will keep your Insurance details. So in case of an Emergency, we will contact your Insurance and processed your rescue. Our guide will be walking with the First Aid Kit Box along Diamox to prevent Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Please we strongly suggest having your own Medicine while on the trek. We don’t recommend it as it can be new for you.

Travel insurance is compulsory to do any treks in Nepal. Make sure you have bought insurance before your arrival in Kathmandu or your hike. Insurance makes you feel safer during the trek in terms of Emergency. Make sure, your insurance will cover emergency evacuation and medical.

The weight limit is 15 kg for each person for your porter. One porter can be shared by two-person. Porter in your program is optional for you because some people prefer to carry their bags by themselves too. So please if you want to have a porter, during the trek, let us know!

Actually, we can’t say how much money you need to spend each day. In general, you need to pay for your drinks including tea/coffee, Internet, phone charging, and shower. Let’s say per day US$ 15- US$ 20 depending on your expenses.

We suggest you take cash while on the trek and it is better to have Rupees. You can change in Kathmandu. They hardly accept Credit cards or we can say No Credit Card.

Day or Acclimatization during your trek is very important. It helps you to avoid altitude sickness. All our Itinerary prepared by Scenic Nepal Treks is perfect in term of Acclimatization.

To Avoid attitude sickness or for your safety is our prime goal during the trek. Our Sherpa Guide and Company always be there to ensure that everything is going well and smoothly. In case of Emergency which is depends on Conditions and problems of you, we will take action. If the cases are normal such as Normal headache, normal vomiting, etc, we will do a cure while in the trial, if there are serious cases, we need to get you back to Kathmandu at the hospital.
Make sure, you have made good insurance that can cover your expenses such as medical, evacuation, etc. It is truly very effective in case there an emergency and to save your expense.

Yes, most of the Tea houses have a Wi-Fi connection. You need to pay for that. Easy and every place are different starting from US$ 2- $3 unlimited. Or, you may buy a Nepalese Sim Card and get mobile internet data. Upon your arrival here in Kathmandu, One of our Guide/Representatives will help you take you to the place where you can buy Sim Cards.

You start your day on the Trail with breakfast at the teahouse, where you sleep overnight. After breakfast, you carry your daypack and follow your guide to the next destination. On the way, you stop to take pictures and admire the scenery. At mid-day, you stop for lunch at a local teahouse. After spending an hour or so, you continue your hike up to your destination.

3 meals each day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) will be provided during the trek. All the meals will be served as per menu and you can choose 1 time 1 meals what you like. You get to have Western and Indian Dishes such as Chapatti, Pizza, Local Dal Bhat (Rice and Curry), Spaghetti, Noodles, and many more.

We recommend you have Vegan meals during the trek. Sometimes meats and cheese items are not fresh.

During your entire trek in the Mountains from Pokhara to Pokhara, you will be staying at the Local Tea House/Lodge. Tea houses are known as very basic accommodation with private rooms that can be shared by 2 people. However, when you go higher from Chomrong, you will be sharing your rooms with 4/5 people as they do have limited rooms up there. You will get private beds with Mattress, Pillow, and a blanket.
Most of the tea house has their Bathroom outside of your room. Depending on the location, when you go higher, Accommodation becomes basic. We Scenic Nepal Treks will provide you Sleeping Bags as well.

Of course! You can travel with your friends and family on a private trip or join a strangers group. Our trips are customizable on your request. Please feel free to contact us anytime.

 

Yes, we have fixed departures every weekend or the following dates which are confirmed departures. So you can join our departures. A number of members in the group will be 1 to 10 maximum.

There is no special vaccine you need to have before your hike but please make sure you are fit and fine before you hike to Nepal. We do not have any cases yet but please prepare yourself for allergies, Diherria, Malaria, etc just in case.

To do this hike to Annapurna Base Camp, We need your Valid Passport with Nepal Tourist Visa. Furthermore, Please make sure you have made Insurance for your hike. It is mandatory to have insurance while doing the trek.

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