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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek:
Trek duration: 12 nights and 13 days.
Trek start/end: Nayapool and Dhampus Phedi.
Activities: Trekking & hiking.
Villages: Uleri, Chhumrung, Landruk and Dhampus.
Trek grade: Moderate difficulty.
Trek style: Lodge Trek.
Trek season: September to June.
Viewpoints: Poon Hill and ABC.
Highest elevation: Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) 4200m.
Ethnic group: Majority of Gurung and Poon Magars.
Culture: Hindu and Buddhist.
Himalayan scenery: Mt. South Annapurna (7219m), Hiuchuli 6444m, Fishtail (6993m), Annapurna I (8091m), Barashikhar, Tent Peak, Singa Chuli Peak, Gandharva Chuli, Annapurna II, Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8167m), II and III, Gurja Himal, Tukuche Peak and Damodar Himal range etc.
Hotspring: Jhinu Hotspring.

The Annapurna Sanctuary route is also known as Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal. It is one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region. The walk starts at Nayapool and trail goes throughout villages, paddy rice fields, Rhododendrons trees, and different landscapes with the views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

We do this trek combined three highlights such as Poon Hill, Annapurna Base Camp, and Jhinu Hot spring, etc. Poon Hill is a famous viewpoint with Sunrise views on the panoramic Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Annapurna Base Camp has a 360-degree splendid view of towering Annapurna range between 6000m to 8091m peaks and lies on the heart of the Annapurna range. We head to Jhinu Hot spring at the bank of the Modi River and enjoy the natural hot water bath after we come back from coldness ABC.

Rhododendron flowers bloom colorfully at an elevation between 1400m to 3300m en-route of Annapurna Base Camp Trek in spring (March to May). Machhapuchhare is also known as Fishtail (6993m) which is the most attractive, beautiful, and trekker’s favorite mountain in the Himalayas of Nepal.

The Langurs (white monkeys) often see around Tadapani and Modi Khola valley between Sinuwa and Doban. Donkeys, cows, goats, and water buffalos come across on the trail. Many types of birds sing early in the morning. The local’s daily life can see in the Uleri, Chhumrung, Sinuwa, Landruk, and Dhampus villages.

There are a few avalanches sections between Himalaya to Machhapuchhare Base Camp. We do have the latest information on trail condition. The fresh snow encounters at ABC from January to March.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek can complete within 7 to 13 days due to several different trails for starting and also ending points. We do end the trek at Dhampus Phedi. We do travel to Pokhara from Phedi by taxi or bus and Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.

Itinerary of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Please check the High Camp Trekking cardboard upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. Our company representative helps you transfer to Hotel in Thamel (touristic center). We explain to you about things to do in Thamel and Kathmandu.
We explain to you about each day program and packing list of trekking equipment while on the trek. Today, we buy Annapurna hiking passes and bus tickets. We take to you for a tour of world heritage site Sawayambhunath (Monkey temple) in the afternoon.
We go to the Tourist bus station from the Hotel. The tourist bus leaves to Pokhara from Kathmandu at 7:00 AM. We pass throughout the small villages, paddy fields, and Trishuli and Marshyangdhi River valley when there is driving from Kathmandu to Pokhara on the Prithiviaraj Marga Highway. We see Mt. Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna range on clear weather from the Highway. We walk on Lakeside and boating on the Fewa Lake and visit Barahi Temple into the center of the Lake after arrival in Pokhara.
After having breakfast in Pokhara, it’s about an hour Annapurna scenery drive to the Nayapool trek starting point. We walk to Birethati Annapurna hiking passes check post and continue following the trail to Tikhedunga village. An hour steady climb takes you to Uleri village at an altitude of 1960m. There is a lovely view of South Annapurna and Hiuchuli from Uleri.
We ascend to Ghorepani through dense Rhododendron forest. We witness panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range from Ghorepani.
We will early wake up and get up to the famous Poon Hill viewpoint to see the Sunrise and 180-degree panoramic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range including Fishtail. We come back to Ghorepani for breakfast and packing the bag. We hike to Tadapani through Rhododendrons and Pine forest. There is an excellent view of Fishtail from Tadapani.
As soon as we leave Tadapani, we descend with a steep downhill through the rhododendron forest. There often see the Langurs (white monkeys) on the trees. The beautiful Fishtail is closer and closer views when we are heading to Chhumrung village. From the top of the Chhumrung, again we see the South Annapurna, Hiuchuli Fishtail much closer and the entire village.

We descend on the stone steps towards Chhumrung Khola. From the hanging bridge, we take the ascending stone steps to reach Upper Sinuwa at the top get good views of Fishtail and Annapurna III.
The trail climbs up gradually through Rhododendrons and bamboo forest to Kudhigar at 2540m. Views of Machhapuchhare is amazing and towering from the trail. From here, the trail is a steep descent to Bamboo.

The gradual uphill to Doban begins immediately where the lodges of the Bamboo end. We see only the top of Machhapuchhare from Doban.

We follow the Modi Khola River, past the shrine to reach Himalaya through lush forest.

We walk the steadily uphill rocky trail from Himalaya to reach Hinku Cave an hour. Dheurali is above the tree line which is visible from Hinku Cave. We are crossing the past landslides and avalanches on the trail to reach Dheurali at an elevation 3300m.
It takes about 10 minutes to reach the avalanche hit section from Dheurali. We see Mt. Machhapuchare, Gangapurna and Annapurna III in the distance from the valley. We keep walking ahead to a small steel bridge that has to cross to reach Machhapuchare Base Camp. It has an amazing view of South Annapurna from MBC.
We are heading to Annapurna Base Camp by starting early from MBC. It’s gradual uphill walking through alpine terrain with grassland on the Rocky Mountains for about 2 hours. We are surrounded by Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna III, Gangapurna, South Annapurna, Hiuchuli, Gandharva Chuli, Singachuli Peak, and Machhapuchhare at Annapurna Base Camp. Sunrise and Sunset are truly fabulous in this Annapurna range. We walk to the ridge behind the lodges to see the glacier, Annapurna I (8091m), and its proper expedition base camp.
We head down the same route we took to reach ABC all the way to Bamboo by crossing MBC, Dheurali, Himalaya, and Doban.
Today, we back to the top of the Chhumrung village with a lot of up and downhill steep. We descend on the steep steps to reach Jhinu Danda from the signpost of Chhumrung. Jhinu is famous for natural Hot spring at the bank of Modi Khola and views of paddy fields and subtropical forest surroundings.

We descend on the steep steps to reach New Bridge. We go on the left side of the Modi Khola by crossing the longest steel bridge. We pass through lush forest and terraced fields to reach Landruk village. Here, we see the local’s daily life. We ascend to Dheurali and Pothana with nice views of South Annapurna, Hunuchuli, and Machhapuchhare. It’s an amazing view of Sunset over Annapurna panorama which should not miss from Pothana. It's also lovely to hear many types of birds singing around Pothana early in the morning.
We trek to Dhampus village and then descend on the steep steps to Phedi. We travel to Lakeside/Pokhara by bus or taxi for half an hour. We have free time in Pokhara in the afternoon.
While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, there see some towns, countryside, Marshyandi, and Tirsuli River valley. It takes about 6 to 7hrs drive on one of the busy Highway called Prithiviraj Marg.
Kathmandu has several cultural World Heritage in Kathmandu. You can make tours to The Great Boudhanath Stupa (Buddhist site) and Pashupatinath Temple (the oldest Hindu Temple).
Our company representative offers Khata (good luck scrap) and drops you at the International Airport in Kathmandu in time for the flight back to home.
The itinerary can be changed for an interesting side trip or additional acclimatization days if needed while on the trek. Do you have any inquiry about Annapurna Base Camp Trek? Or, would you like to see how it can be customized to your needs? DM us.

The following cost and date are for per person for online booking. If the Annapurna Base Camp Trek departure dates do not match for you, please DM us and we will happily customize your trip on the date that you need.

Fixed departure dates for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Trip Date Trip Name Price Space Left Status -
5 May 2021 Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trek price $850 per person 10 Open
12 May 2021 Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trek price $850 per person 10 Open
19 May 2021 Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trek price $850 per person 10 Open
26 May 2021 Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trek price $850 per person 10 Open
2 Jun 2021 Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trek price $850 per person 10 Open
18 Aug 2021 Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trek price $850 per person 10 Open
15 Sep 2021 Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trek price $850 per person 10 Open
22 Sep 2021 Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trek price $850 per person 10 Open
29 Sep 2021 Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trek price $850 per person 10 Open
1 Oct 2021 Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trek price $850 per person 10 Open
8 Oct 2021 Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trek price $850 per person 10 Open
15 Oct 2021 Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trek price $850 per person 10 Open
22 Oct 2021 Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trek price $850 per person 10 Open
29 Oct 2021 Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trek price $850 per person 10 Open
3 Nov 2021 Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trek price $850 per person 10 Open
10 Nov 2021 Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trek price $850 per person 10 Open
17 Nov 2021 Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trek price $850 per person 10 Open
24 Nov 2021 Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trek price $850 per person 10 Open
3 Dec 2021 Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trek price $850 per person 10 Open
10 Dec 2021 Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trek price $850 per person 10 Open
17 Dec 2021 Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trek price $850 per person 10 Open
24 Dec 2021 Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trek price $850 per person 10 Open
31 Dec 2021 Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trek price $850 per person 10 Open
Cost includes:
  • International Airport pick up and departure.
  • 2 nights accommodation (standard twin bed room with breakfast) at 2** Hotel in Kathmandu. Note:- The accommodation in Kathmandu can arrange/book according to client choice Hotel type. The clients have to pay differences if needed.
  • Annapurna hiking passes.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) cards.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu tourist bus tickets for clients, guide and porters.
  • Two nights accommodation in Lakeside (tourist center)/Pokhara.
  • Teahouse meals for clients: 13 Breakfasts, 13 Luches and 12 Dinners with tea/coffee etc. Meals can be selected from menu and will have enough daily.
  • Normal room with twin beds and sharing bathroom at lodge.
  • Pokhara to Nayapool by taxi or bus and Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara by taxi or bus.
  • Trekking staffs: an experienced guide and porters.
  • Salary and meals for guide and porters.
  • Inusrance of guide and porters.
Cost does not include:
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking equipment of clients.
  • Mineral water, bolied water, coke, fanta, sprite, fresh or can juice, buscuit, sprite, beer and whiskey etc.
  • Personal Insurance of clients (medical and emergency evacuation covered).
  • Private bathroom during the trekking days. If the clients want private bathroom, there have to pay differences between common and private bathroom.
  • Horse renting while on the trek.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan etc. Note:- Tour guide and transpotration can be arranged on client's request.
  • International flight tickets and Nepal tourist visa (you can obtain tourist visa upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport.

More info for extra cost:

Please read carefully cost includes and does not include above. All the meals are included with tea/coffee while on the trek. We do not include drinking water or boil water which you can buy at teahouse; this is $1 to 3 per liter. You can take water purifying tablets or Seripen for a cheaper solution. Wi-Fi, battery charges, and hot showers are not included. Wi-Fi is $1 to 3 per hour. Battery charge is $1 to 3 per hour per device (you can take a power bank for a cheaper solution). The gas shower is USD2 to 4 per head.

We do insure for trekking staff and provide warm enough equipment. We do our best for your safety. Although we suggest you buy comprehensive travel insurance that can cover flight cancellation, medical treatment, and Helicopter rescue emergency evacuation. Please buy the policy that can cover for trekking activity up to 4500m for the days you will actually be trekking.


Trekking gears packing list for Annapurna Base Camp Trek:
  • Comfortable hiking boot. Three pairs of socks. Sandals.
  • A down jacket, fleece jacket, three T-shirts, two trekking trousers, two drip-dry T-shirts, one long underwear, a woolen/fleece hat, glove, water/windproof jacket and trouser, Sunglass, lip balm, Sun screem (50+), Sun hat, a light scarf, soap/shampoo and trekking towel etc.
  • Sleeping bag (-10 degree centigrade) with hood.
  • Water purifier tablets, 2L water bottle, hiking poles, medical kit and tourch light with spare batteries etc.
  • A few interesting books and a pack of cards.
  • Snow gaiters and micro-spikes for the winter trip.
  • Plastic bag for waste and toiltet papers.
  • A padlock.
  • A day bag (25 to 35L) and rucksack large enough (65 to 75L) size.

Note:- We have down jackets and sleeping bags renting facilities for our clients. It is the cost per day USD1 per sleeping bag and down jacket.

The following are the reasons for trip booking with us.
  • We are registered in the Department of Nepal Tourism and have the authority to operate trek and climb in the Himalayas of Nepal. We are the Taxpayer to Nepal Govt. We are healthy and up to date a local trekking agency based in Kathmandu.
  • You can book the trip on the minimal advance in money and can pay the balance rest of the trip amount upon arrival in Kathmandu.

    Pay method:

    Please read carefully the terms and conditions to book a package trip. Once you agreed with terms and conditions; payment is an unavoidable part of the agreement. The following are different methods of trip booking advance payments for your convince.

    1) American Dollar Account:

    Name of the Bank:- Everest Bank Limited, Thamel Branch.
    Name of Account Holder's:- High Camp Trekking Pvt. Ltd.
    Account No:- 03500105200138
    Swift Code No:- EVBLNPKA.

    2) If you like to transfer the deposit by Western Union, MoneyGram, and IME, you can use our company owner/manager name:- Norsang Lama.

    Note:- please pay any amount charged to you by the Bank or Western Union, MoneyGram, or IME for transferring the booking advance in money to us.
  • Once you booked the trip with us, trip departure is guaranteed. In case you want to postpone the trip departure date, do not need to pay an extra fee. We never let you down after we received payment. We do hard work for every single dollar.
  • We organize group joining basis trip. Our package is with all-inclusive prices (no hidden cost). We customize the trip itinerary based on your interesting side trip, holiday's length, and activities as you need. Lets us know your holiday's length.
  • Our experienced, trained, and professional guide takes good care of the clients. Our guide never tired of your questions about plants, people, and animals and, of course, the mountains. You can feel the difference between having a great trekking guide through our agency.
  • We respond to every email/inquiry in less than 24 hours. You can call us anytime at +977-9841876395 (24 hours support team).

Note:- There are more similar to our names of other agencies. Please remember that we are at High Camp Trekking.

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