Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Explore the Annapurna Massif and the rich gurung culture in the trail of the Himalayas of Nepal

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek Overview

Annapurna Region, where you step into for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is not only one of the best regions to trek, but also the region with the best trek that you can think of after the Everest Base Camp Trek. With these, Annapurna Base Camp Trek has got all the aspects of the trek, such as hills, beauties, sub-tropical valley, glaciated alpine zone, hike, forest, sanctuary, and the base camps. What you see while trekking is the majestic scenery that will trace on your mind forever. This includes the view of Mt. Machapuchare (22,943 ft.), Mt. Dhaulagiri (26,794 ft.), and Mt. Annapurna South (26,545 ft.). These are just some of the mountains that you will see. If you think the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is about the mountains and culture, then you have thought about it rightly. But what you don’t know is its trekking trails that are easy to walk. As you reach the base camps, you will see a large number of mountains which is more than you have estimated. This could be the happiest moment for you. Another happiness is when you spend a night in these mountains. This moment can be compared to once in a lifetime experience which even the Everest Base Camp Trek fails to do.

The trekking trail of the Annapurna Base Camp from its beginning to end takes you to the dense forest of rhododendron and bamboo, to fast flowing glaciated rivers, to suspension bridges, to the traditional villages of the Gurung people and shows the old customs and traditions. Annapurna Base Camp Trek also shows the different forms of nature from a lush forest to a grass pasture to rocky passes to the breath-taking view of snow-covered mountains. In addition to these, Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you to a viewpoint called Poon Hill and shows the panoramic view of the mountains which cannot be forgotten easily.

Accommodation

In Kathmandu and Pokhara, you are going to stay at the 3-star category hotel (Value). During trekking, you will spend your night in a tea house. The tea house is a lodge or a guest house. The tea house is an old name for a lodge because trekkers and climbers gave this name 40 years ago. After all, it used to sell only tea then. Now they also sell meals as well as provide bedrooms for the trekkers and climbers. The old name tea house is still used by the trekking agencies in Nepal. Hence, the name tea house trek. Tea house differs from village to village where you are going to spend your night. Some have attached bathrooms as well as running a hot water facility, while others have only basic facilities, that is, you have to share a toilet and a bathroom with others. This is so because they are located at a high altitude and the remotest area. Some provide dormitory-style accommodation, but they also provide you a bed, a pillow, a blanket, and a bedsheet still, you must have your sleeping bag. 

  • Kathmandu- 3 Nights
  • Pokhara- 2 Nights
  • Mountain Teahouse/ Guesthouse- 8 Nights

Transportation

In your trip cost, we have also included the transportation fare, so that you do not have to pay from your pocket when you are in Nepal. The fare includes pick up from the airport as well as drop off at the airport by private vehicle. As well as other transportation facilities like driving from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus.

How to get noticed outside at the airport?

You will be seeing us outside the airport holding the name of TMG Adventure when you arrive at Kathmandu- Tribhuvan International Airport. You will transfer to your hotel. One of our company representatives will explain to you about your trip and share the trip plan with you. If we have a couple of times, you are going to visit our office or will explain it to you at your hotel lobby. 

Meals

In Kathmandu, we will provide you breakfast at your hotel. You are trekking near the mountains, that is, you are trekking at a higher altitude, so your body needs energy, and you will get the energy from the food you eat. The foods that we provide you have the right amount of carbohydrates, protein, and fat. We will provide you these in all three square meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast- 13
  • Lunch- 8
  • Dinner-9

Attend farewell dinner

Travel Max Guide always focuses to spend time gossiping about the trips and sharing our experiences. This time, we will hear from you regarding your trips; how it goes? How do you spend your time in the Himalayas? Do you love our team and the service? Great feedbacks and time of listening from our clients. Your complaints and feedbacks help us to improve our weaknesses. And obviously, we love to eat food in the way you are going to see the cultural dance shows in a Nepali typical restaurant. 

Accomplishment certificate

Our company will provide you the accomplishment certificate and the Nepali typical gifts as a sign of love and reward. At the same time, we would like to be thankful and share our joy that you do trust and become a member of the Travel Max Guide. 

Travel Max Guide Team

We are workaholics, passionate, and expertise. We are not only just the trekking leaders, guides, or simply workers who are working in tourism. More on, we are storytellers from the Land of Himalayas. Lead you through the local villages, trails, and mountains. Spending time with the local people. Exploring local authenticity, life, and culture. Our team is a certified tourist and trekking guide. Officially certified licensed holders are provided by the Nepal Government. Well trained on how to tackle altitude mountain sickness as well as how to use the first aid kit. Our team will take care of you all the time. If in case you are affected by an altitude mountain sickness or if you get sick during the trek. The company will provide you the emergency evacuation if you need it, you will be provided a helicopter. That is the reason why our guides have 24/7 access to TMG Adventure in Kathmandu.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is a must because you are trekking near the mountains at an altitude of more than 3000 meters. You must ensure in your country before coming to Nepal, before starting your trek. Please bring with you a copy of insurance, and your insurance policy must cover the medical expenses, helicopter evacuation from the altitude of 5000 m to 6000 m, and other things related to your health. Please give a copy to our company. It will send the information to the insurance company if you use the mountain rescue operation, mentioned above.

Passport and Visa

Before coming to Nepal, your passport must have a validity of 6 months, and you can put the Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ on your passport at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. On arrival, the visa procedure is very quick and simple. For more information please visit this site: Nepal Immigration

On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry points

  •  15 Days- $30
  • 30 Days- $50
  • 90 Days- $125

and you must also bring 4 passport-sized photos. If you are from China or SAARC countries, a free visa will be provided to you.

Trekking Information

Nepal is open for all seasons.

You can do a trek and tour in different parts of Nepal. For those who are looking to do the trek in the best season, travelers can pick it from the below ones: The following are the best seasons for trekking in Nepal, and each of these has its charm, the one which is on the top of the list is the best.

  • Autumn Season (September till November)
  • Winter season (November till February)
  • Spring season (March till May)
  • Rainy Season (June till August)

As a trekker, you can do different types of trekking in Nepal, and they have been given below.

  • Tea House Trekking (Guesthouse/Lodge Trek)
  • Camping
  • Home Stay 

Travel Max Guide listed different types of trekking experiences. You can find it on our website. To make it easier here are a bunch of lists.

Extend your holiday/ Optional Itinerary and Services

Travel Max Guide offers exclusive trekking and tour packages in Nepal, Tibet, and Nepal. Packages are disseminated on our website with different styles/themes or experiences. Consideration of our previous travelers’ suggestion Travel Max Guide offers extension holidays. During the time of your booking, if you wish you extend some more days, you can check out the extended holidays. These are optional add-ons. Our company works for reliability and flexibility on time frames upon request of our clients. Before your booking, if you need any assistance. You can fill out a quick inquiry form. Our team is happy to organize this all. 

Walk miles for a good cause

Travel Max Guide is the inception of the First Act Nepal (FAN). Our team is working for a good cause. That might be a good question- there are lots of organizations working for a social cause but why we are adding the numbers. What might be the reason? The reason is simple, we do love to share what we have. We are strongly guided by the principal, “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself.” So we do. 

Travel Max Guide supports a certain income to FAN. It’s a team working for the children of Nepal. Support for the child sponsorship program. It’s just a small contribution to our children who are longing for love and support. If our small contribution can make things different, why not? to be a contributor. We are looking to build our communities bigger where everyone can get an opportunity. So let’s share what we can, let’s do what we suppose to do. Listen from your heart. Ok fine, finally it’s time for action. 

Volunteering opportunities

This topic is always a key point for us. And we are working on it too. If you are looking to do volunteer or engage in some kind of social work. You can contact us.

Group trekking/ Single

In group trekking normally there will be a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 30 people. In the group trekking, there will be guide leaders, One porter for every two trekkers, and an assistant trekking guide for a group of 8 people and more. The company will run private trekking for you at your own time frame and requirements and solo trekkers.

Special events

If you are looking to make special events by filming for your moments. Travel Max Guide offers you travel documentaries, travel photography trips in all parts of Nepal. We will make the documentary for you. Take the special moments. If you are going to make it happen, you can contact us. This is our special offer, which is not included in the above price cost. You can send your group size, time frame, and requirements.

Travel photography

Upon your request, we can organize the travel photography tour in Nepal. On the trip normally there will be a photographer who will lead you to the Himalayas of Nepal through the lens. If you are a photographer, filming industry, or like to learn photography, Nepal is a perfect place for it. Contact us for more details.

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing in the world heritage sites, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and more places of Kathmandu Valley.
  • Outstanding sunrise view from Poon Hill
  • Mountain views of Annapurna I, II, South Gangapurna, Machhapuchhere, and Hiunchuli
  • Rural villages
  • Machapuchare and Annapurna Base Camps
  • Jhinu Danda hotsprings bath
  • Pokhara city

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 m)
Day 02 – Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03 – Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus Duration: 6 hours
Day 04 – Trek to Ulleri (2,050m/6725 ft) Duration: 6 hours
Day 05 – Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750 m/ 9,020 ft) Duration: 5 hours trek
Day 06 – Early morning hike to Poon Hill for sunrise (3,210m/10,529ft) then Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) Duration: 6 hours
Day 07 – Tadapani to Chhomrong (2,170m/7,120ft) Duration: 6 hours trek
Day 08 – Continue walking from Chhomrong to Himalayan Hotel (2,920m) Duration: 7 hours
Day 09 – Himalayan to Annapurna Base Camp (4,230m) Duration: 6 hours
Day 10 – Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,300m) Duration: 7 hours
Day 11 – Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,760m/5,770 ft): Duration: 6 hours
Day 12 – Trek to Naya Pul (1050m) then drive to Pokhara Duration: 6 hours trek, 1:30 hour drive
Day 13 – Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus Duration: 6 hours
Day 14 – Final departure

  • Trip Code

    TMG-AB100

  • Start Point

    Kathmandu

  • End Point

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Duration

    14 Days

  • Activity

    National Parks Treks

  • Region

    Annapurna Region

  • Trip Staffs

    Trekking Guide

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

  • Trip Style

    BLD

  • Trip Grade

    Moderate

  • Elevation

    4130 m

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Trip Type

    Small Group Guided Trips

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What's Included

What's Includes

  • 3-star category hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis with Breakfast plan in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Lodge/Mountain Teahouse accommodation during the time of trekking

  • Pickup from the airport and a hotel as well as drop off in a private vehicle
  • Tourist coach from Kathmandu and back from Pokhara to Kathmandu

  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Full board meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with tea/coffee during the time of trekking
  • As indicated in the itinerary

  • Nepal Government certified English speaking local trekking guide and porter
  • Porter service (One porter for 2 trekkers)

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Permit card for trekking
  • Official paper documents Government taxes and local fees

  • Insurance of Guides, including their meals, salary, lodging, and transportation.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • Farewell dinner in a restaurant with a cultural show.
  • Trip accomplishment certificate.
  • All government taxes

What's not includes

  • International flight tickets

  • Travel and rescue insurance

  • Nepal entry visa. For more details.
  • Personal trekking equipment and expenses like water, laundry, phone and bar bills
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from your trip (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary. Expenses due to unavoidable events, like flight cancellation, strikes, and others
  • Tips to your guide, porter, and driver
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the “cost include” section

Itinerary & Maps

Detailed Itinerary

Welcome to Kathmandu, the city of temples, you can call it the most developed city of Nepal as of now, and it is here, where we are located to serve you in a way you want right from TRIBHUWAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, where you can see us waiting for you with our TRAVEL MAX GUIDE SIGNBOARD, and your name so that you can spot us at once, and you will be taken to your hotel in a vehicle or to our office where you can ask us questions, having tea or coffee, after all these activities, if you have time, then there is nothing better than spending your time in Thamel, the tourist hub which is just outside the door of our office, you ask us, what you want to eat, what you want to enjoy, we will show you that the tourist like you most desired in a new place.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

The sightseeing that you are going to do, today, comprises of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and they can be categorized as Stupas, Temples, and Palaces. The sightseeing can be personalized, according to your interest, and all the effective route planning for the sightseeing will be done by the city guide of TMG.

 

Kathmandu Durbar Square

From the hotel where you are staying, nothing is near the Kathmandu Durbar Square. It was a ceremonial site; it was a palace where the would-be kings used to be coronated in the past, now it is a palace cum museum. There, you will experience how the royals spend their life, and after visiting its monuments, temples, and statues, you will know about the skills of the Nepalese architectures of the 17th and 18th centuries.

 

Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)

Be well prepared in advance because this stupa is located at quite an altitude and is more than 2,000 years old. This is the most important of all the Buddhist Stupas in Nepal and has a fascinating face of Lord Buddha on every side, and its base has the stonework of 5 Dhyani Buddhas – Vairocana, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi, and Aksobhya, and each of these represents the wisdom of Lord Buddha. People flock to this stupa to see the birds-eye view of Kathmandu.

 

Pashupatinath

Pashupatinath is as old as the hills, but the Hindu Committees of Nepal, shoulder its renovation and maintenance, and there are new adds on in and around the temple. Pashupatinath is the most important temple of Lord Shiva and is located not far away from the heart of Kathmandu. Only Hindus are permitted to enter from the main gate to Pashupatinath Temple. As a visitor, you will enjoy the rich combination of architecture from a distance. If you are lucky, then you might see the Hindu Cremation taking place.

 

Bouddhanath

Bouddhanath is also a stupa. It is one of the holiest pilgrimages of the Buddhists. It has a white doom just like Swayambhunath, whatever the myth is, it contains the bones of Kasyapa Buddha (Buddha incarnation), while others say it contains the bone of Lord Buddha. Around the base of the stupa are 108 small images of the Dhyani Buddha Amitabha.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

TMG representative will come to pick you. After this, you will head to the tourist bus station. On the way, you will pass through towns, villages, and beautiful landscapes. There are also terraced farmland and rivers. After some pretty long hours, you will reach the City of Lake “Pokhara.” Pokhara is the second best tourist destination after Kathmandu. It is also the city that offers a lot of tourism activities like paragliding, zip flyer, and bungy jumping. Its famous tourist spots are Davis falls, World peace pagoda, Bindhyabasini Temple, and so on. You will check in to the hotel. In the evening, you can walk around Phewa Lake.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Tourist Bus

After breakfast, you drive from Pokhara to Naya Pul, the starting point of the trek. You have to walk through oak and rhododendron forest. The trekking trail that you follow is easy and gentle as well as winding and is called the “Ulleri Stairs”. On the way, there are also steps, boulders, steepness, cliffs, bridges, and villages. There is also a village called Tikhedhunga, and you reach Ulleri via it. When you reach Ulleri, it would be afternoon.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

  • Transportation

    Surface Transport

After breakfast, you head to Ghorepani by reaching Banthanti and Nangethanti. To reach these villages, you have to walk through oak and rhododendron forest, and it is in Nangethanti, you will have your lunch. This is how you reach Ghorepani, the village that shows the perfect view of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Ranges.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Poon Hill is a viewpoint, and it is incomparable because it offers the rewarding and panoramic view of the mountains, including Annapurna South 7,219 Meter, Machapuchare 6,993 Meter, Hinchuli, Annapurna III, Dhampus peak, Dhaulagiri II, and many other tall peaks can be seen from here. After this, you head to Tadapani walking uphill and downhill, in the forest, and on the rocky steps.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

After breakfast, you follow a trekking trail that goes downhill, as well as to the forest of rhododendron and oak. In the afternoon, you reach Chhomrong, the village of the Gurung people. It is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massive. You will have a lot of time to explore this village. You will also see the fantastic view of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

You walk on 2500 steps. The down trekking trail takes you to the Chhomrong Khola, a river. This is followed by up trekking trail which takes you to Khuldighar at 2,380 m and to a village called Sinuwa. There are a steep trekking trail and a gorge. The downhill easy trekking trail takes you to Bamboo which is damp and cold. From there, the uphill trekking trail takes you to rhododendron forest and to the Himalaya Hotel from where you can see the stunning view of glaciers.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Today, you reach the Hinko Cave, Deurali and then Machapuchare Base Camp. The trekking that you follow goes up. The vegetation becomes thinner, and the uphill trail shows the stunning view of the valley and passes by the waterfalls. It is after two hours trekking from the Machapuchare Base Camp that you reach the Annapurna Base Camp. From the Machhapuchhre Base Camp, you see the stunning view of Machhapuchhre, Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna. From the Annapurna Base Camp, you see the unobstructed and spectacular of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

The trekking trail is easy in comparison to yesterday because it is downhill. And you retrace the trail. From the trail, you will see the stunning view of Annapurna, as well as other mountains. You will reach Bamboo. On the way, there is a forest of bamboo, rhododendron, and oak.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Today also, you will retrace the trail. From Bamboo, you will walk uphill and reach the Chhomrong Khola, a river. From there, you follow downhill trekking trail to Jhinu Danda. You will have an opportunity to enjoy to dip into a hot spring.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

The downhill trekking trail takes you to Ghandruk. When you reach Ghandruk, you will see the stunning view of Annapurna South and Fish Tail as well as you will visit its museum where you will have rich information on Gurung Culture and Tradition. By following a more down trekking trail, which is easy, you will reach Kimche and then to Nayapul. You head to Pokhara either on a jeep or a bus from there.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    MAP

  • Transportation

    Surface Transport

Today, you will drive from Pokhara. As you head from the City Of Lakes to the City Of Temples, the scenery changes from lush forest to less vegetation area. Cross the rivers, streams, and pass through the scenic view of hilly landscapes. You will check-in the hotel. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant, seeing the Nepali dance.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Tourist Bus

A company representative will drop you to the airport in a private vehicle.

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

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The price below is per person. If you have more than 8 people, then please feel free to ask for a discount. Those who love to do a single trip or a special trip with family, friends, and yourself, you can fill up the private journey or a tailor-made journey. According to your requirements, we will send you the price. TMG is happy to serve you very much.

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