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The Annapurna Base Camp trek is distinct amongst the most well-known treks within the Annapurna mountain range of central Nepal. located to the east of Poon Hill and Ghorepani, it is the most popular and amazing trek in Nepal that allows trekkers to follow trekking trails along steep hills and over the majestic Himalayas, through mountains, woodlands and passes, where you can get closer to nature and feel diversity in floral and faunal species. Like most of the Annapurna treks except Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp Trek also starts and ends in Pokhara, second largest city in Nepal and naturally blessed place to relax after the long hike in Annapurna. This is the best legendary and classic treks in the world offers incredible Mountain View, offer the opportunity to experience the typical Nepali village, local people and their way of living a traditional life in Himalaya of Nepal. Almost 55,000 trekkers come here from the diffrent part of the world to do this trek every year. Trek start after a short drive to Nayapul as you arrive Pokhara. Upon arrival at the starting point of the trek, early morning short hike to Poon hill offer you with a spectacular sunrise over Himalaya. This Trek goes through Gurung villages and followed by an ascent of Poon Hill where there is a superb view of the Himalayan peaks of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South and Machapuchare (known as Fishtail mountain). It leads you through Buddhist villages and Hindu holy sites, most notably the village of Muktinath, a holy site for both Buddhists and Hindus, and Braga, one of the oldest monasteries in the region. There is a natural hot spring near Jhinu Danda, you can cleanse yourself spiritually in natural hot springs in the lap of the mountains. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that eases away your aches and pains. It is possible to do this trek in all seasons, however, in the winter the Base Camp can sometimes be closed due to the snow level. In spring time the huge rhododendron forests are in full bloom which gives the trek an extra appeal. Annapurna Base Camp trek requires a fair level of physical fitness, so it is advised to practice some cardio exercises regularly few months prior the trip.
Per Person Cost: INR 54,800.00 + GST 5% as per updated government regulations (for SAARC Country National)
US$ 990.00 All Inclusive ( for foreign National)
Trip Type: Trekking Adventures
Duration: 11 Days | Kathmandu to Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude: 13,545 ft.
Best Trekking season: September to March & January to June
Accommodation: 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara; and teahouses during the trek.
Group size: 5-15 people
Why Annapurna Base camp Trek:
Trek to the foot Annapurna base camp, Incredible mountain ranges in Nepal.
Explore Himalayan villages and Hot water spring.
Enjoy a splendid 2000 m continuous downhill ride to Leh.
Explore ancient Buddhist monasteries & Lakes.
View rising sun on poon hills.
Enjoy Camping/teahouses stay in beautiful mountains.
Go for a fully-supported trek with local English speaking guides with 25 years of experience.
Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites and learn Buddhist and Hindu traditions.
Travel with us and improve the likelihood of local communities.
How to Reach Nepal for Annapurna base camp trek:
By Air:- Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport is the only international airport in the country of Nepal. The airport has flights operational to and from various destinations all across the globe. Within Nepal, the entire country is connected through air, even though by small aircrafts at most places with smaller runways. From India Most major air carriers like IndiGo Airlines, Indian Airlines, Jet airways operate daily flights to Kathmandu. Reaching Kathmandu by flight from New Delhi is the most convenient way.
By train:- Boarding a train from Delhi to Gorakhpur or you can start your journey at Jaynagar in Bihar which commences at the Janakpur Dham in Nepal. This is a narrow gauge line. you can also look for Vaishali Express which leaves Delhi at around 19:45 and arrives at Gorakhpur Junction at 09:10 am next morning, or there's another train also from New Delhi at 17:20 arriving Gorakhpur at 06:35am next morning. The fare is around Rs. 2440 (£35 or $54) in AC tier-1, Rs. 1240 (£18 or $27) in AC tier-2, Rs. 785 (£12 or $18) in AC tier-3 or Rs.315 in Sleeper Class - check current timings and fares of train at Indian Railway .Take a local bus or jeep from Gorakhpur to the Nepalese frontier at Sunauli (Indian side) and Bhairawa (Nepalese side, often also called Sunauli). The journey can take about 3 hours to reach Bhairawa bus station and can cost upto Rs 55 (£1 or $2). Walk across the border, it's then a few minutes walk to the Bhairawa bus station. Then take a bus or jeep for Kathmandu. Buses take 9 to 12 hours and cost about 120 Nepalese Rupees or 130 Indian Rupees (£1 or $2). There are many buses daily, either daytime buses leaving regularly until about 11:00 or overnight buses leaving regularly from about 16:00 until 19:00. Indian rupees may be accepted here in Bhairawa, but not always further into Nepal.
By Road :- Border between India and Nepal ,is a great way to reach Nepal by road. Entering Point in Nepal are Kakkarbhitta (West Bengal), Biratnagar (Bihar),Birgunj (Bihar), Sunauli, Nepalgunj, Dhanagadi and Mahendranagar (all across the border from Uttar Pradesh).You can drive in by a cab or a car. Tehre are also bus services from Delhi are available that enter Nepal at Biratnagar, the second largest city in Nepal after Kathmandu. Indians do not need a visa to enter into Nepal. Visitors from other nationalities require a Visa. None of the entry points has a provision for Visa.
When to do Annapurna base camp trek ?
You can not trek the himalayas in the wet season, but the good news is Annapurna circuit actually lies under rain shadow. This means, it is possible to trek most parts of the circuit all year-round, including the monsoon period. Trekking in the wet season can be a good idea as you can avoid the crowds that plague the summer months. However, the days are often moist and many of the views are hidden by clouds.
December to March: The coldest season for the trek. Depending on the elevation, temperatures during day time will be cold and during night temperatures drop well below freezing. Trails are much less busy. Thorung La Pass, which stands at over 5,000 meters, is often blocked with a thick layer of snow and may be closed for days on end. Tea houses still remain open during this period unless the heavy snow blocks most trails. During March season the rhododendrons start flowering, which brings hill sides alive with flaming colours. Unfortunately, this period is also when avalanches are most common.
April to May: Because of the hot weather, April to May is the second most popular trekking season on the Annapurna Circuit. Most of the snow get disappear, leaving crystal clear skies. As the monsoon period builds towards the end of May, the days become hotter and more humid which makes trekking at lower altitude quite uncomfortable.
June to September:
Ahh monsoon period. Although there are tale of mudslides and hordes of leeches, this is rarely the case on the Annapurna Circuit, particularly the northern section.Whilst the south region of the Annapurna Circuit nearby Pokhara does get a lot of rain, the northern parts often receive less than 10% of the rain due to the location within a rain shadow. The good news is trekking in the monsoon period will give you the best view of diffrent species of flower, making the trek exceptionally beautiful.
October to November:
This is the most popular hiking season in Nepal. Due to the recent monsoons, everything along the circuit is refreshed, clean and vibrant. Views are usually clear and the night sky is extremely visible. Though the weather is generally warm, nighttime temperatures drop below freezing. This is the busiest period on the circuit and tea houses book up very quickly.
How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trek ?
It is a moderate trek and doesn’t demand advanced physical fitness levels so anyone can enjoy and take pleasure in nature walking during this trek. The physical requirements for the trek are such that anybody that is reasonably fit (say sporting 1-2 times a week at least) and has average level of stamina (more important) can do this trek without reaching the limits of your physical condition. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance your strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Tourist having previous hiking experience with fit body can trek it within short period of time. The highest elevation we will reach is 4130 meter from sea level.
How to Book for Annapurna base camp trek?
Step 1 Check availability of seats in our group.
Step 2 Please fill Booking Form and email us at one scan copy of the duly signed form with scan copy (coloured copy) of your passport on firstname.lastname@example.org (Please note the passport must be valid for minimum 6 months from the date of yatra) For Indian Traveler no passport is required to travel in Nepal, However a valid photo (voter id ) id still be needed .
Step 3 Send advance payments to our office. you can pay Booking amount on our website via payment Gateway ( 2 % extra charges will be applied ). you can also transfer the amount via net banking or NEFT Transfer or Pay Pal.
Rs. 30,000/- (For Indian National) OR USD 500/- ( for foreign National/NRI ) per person advance at the time of submitting documents for booking. Balance payments 30 days prior to tour departure date, 100% of the total cost should reach Explore Himalaya Adventure Sports Association account by Wire/NEFT transfer or cheque deposit along with passport/photo id of the Individual. This payment includes non-refundable INR 5,000 (for Indian nationals) or USD 150 (for foreign nationals).
Please note Govt charges service tax on each payment which may differ based on the nature of service rendered by the traveler. Please check list of currently applicable service tax mentioned below. Domestic flight tickets 0.70% International flight tickets 1.40% Train bookings in India 14.0% Hotel Bookings (without meal) 1.40% Hotel Booking (with meal/s) 3.50% Transport booking 5.60% Package bookings 4.50% It is not only the liability of the Company to charge Govt Service Tax (GST) to the customer but it is also the responsibility of the customer to pay the same without fail. All our quotes and offers are ‘exclusive’ of GST and shall be charged addition to the travel booking charges.
Important Remarks : While you request booking with us you confirm having read and accepted the Terms of Bookings with us as mentioned on our website and on ‘Booking Form’ .
Passport & Visa:
Indian Passport Holders: Indian national does not require a passport or visa in Nepal. A valid identity card (voter ID card) is acceptable by Nepal Immigration to give permission to Indian nationals for travelling in Nepal.
Foreign Nationals and NRIs: A valid passport and Visa is mandatory for all foreign nationals and NRIs (Non-resident Indians) to enter Nepal. Nepal immigration offers Visa on Arrival facility at Kathmandu airport against all valid documents and visa fee.
It is advisable to carry a valid Travel Insurance covering medical expenses, emergency evacuation expenses, additional stay and food expenses etc for traveling to Annapurna region. Our trips does not include the price of Travel Insurance and it is the sole responsibility of the traveler to ensure that he/she is adequately insured for the full duration of the trip.
What to carry for Annapurna base camp Trek ?
|Waterproof hiking shoes||1 pair|
|Changing shoes / sandal||1 pair|
|Warm trousers||3 pcs|
|warm pants||3 pair|
|Head Torch||1 pc|
|Long underwear||3 pair|
|Warm Fleece jacket||1 pc|
|Warm hat/Balaclava||1 pc|
|Waterproof pant & Jacket||1 pair|
|Good gloves||1 pair|
|Sleeping bag||1 pc|
|Personal Back pack||1 pc|
|Sun glass||1 pc|
|Sun cream||1 pc|
|Head lamp /torch||1 pc|
|Water bottle||1 pc|
|Trekking poles||1 pc|
|Medical Kit, Vaseline, Toileteries|
|Toothpaste, Brush, Tongue cleaner|
|Cold Cream/Moisturiser, Deodorant|
|Paper Soap, Towel, camera|
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After arriving at Kathmandu Airport, Explore Himalaya.org representative will pick you up from the airport and take you to pre-booked hotel in Kathmandu. In the afternoon, take rest. Explore Local Kathmandu market in the evening. Enjoy welcome dinner at Hotel Overnight in Kathmandu. Meals:Dinner.
After early morning Breakfast. Leave your Hotel and take Flight to Pokhara. Pokhara is a beautiful Lake city situated at 2,700 ft. After landing in the Pokhara airport, Drive to Naya Pul. From Naya Pul start the trek towards Ghandruk, a beautiful village mostly inhabited by the Gurung community. Overnight stay in Ghandruk. Meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
After breakfast in the morning, Start trekking up for 60 minutes up to Kimrungdanda. During the trekking, you can witness incredible view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Ganggapurna. A lofty descent takes you to the Kimrong Khola. After another lofty ascent from Kimrong Khola to Chere Danda, we descend for a while and after that it's a tender stroll to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a wonderful town situated on the lap of the mammoth Annapurna Ranges. Overnight in Chhomrong. Meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner.
We descend via 2500 stone strides and cross the bridge above Chhomrong Khola. From here it is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. Next, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by a simple downhill stroll to Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo. Meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
After breakfast in the morning We start trekking through bamboo forest. After reaching Himalaya Hotel forest start to opens up and you will be out in the sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below. It is a steep climb up through forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here you can see the trail drop closer to the river before climbing again to Deurali, the most scenic stretch of the day. The vegetation is sparser, allowing magical views of the valley, Overnight in Deurali. Meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner.
After Breakfast in the early morning, start trekking normaly through a river side then over a steep trail over to the mountain side. The hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat tough. From Machhapuchhre base camp we get excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience. The vegetation disappears on the way and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. From here, we get sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us. The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding the 360-degree panorama. From the base camp You again get to witness mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South , Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp. Meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
From the Annapurna base camp we retrace our steps to Bamboo. Today’s trek is downhill, so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Besides, we will always have the company of the extraordinary landscape to cheer us up. Overnight in Bamboo. Meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
From Bamboo, it is an uphill trek to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Then we climb the stone steps to Chhomrong. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be resting for the night. Today we will have an opportunity to enjoy the hot springs which is just a 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda to soothe our aching body. Overnight in Jhinu Danda. Meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
On our way to Naya Pul from Jhinu Danda, we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. We have lunch on the way. Our trek will end at Naya Pul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara. Meals:Breakfast Lunch
After early morning breakfast fly to Kathmandu in the afternoon. After arriving in Kathmandu, you will be escorted to your hotel. Enjoy the day leisurely or Do some last minute shopping or explore any landmarks we missed during our first day in Kathmandu. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals:Breakfast Dinner
Trip will concludes after breakfast and Trek completion certificate distribution. Explore Himalaya.org representative will drop you off at the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. Meals: Breakfast