Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

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Trip overview
Trip Starts
Kathmandu
Trip Ends
Kathmandu
Group Size
1-16 Persons
Max Altitude
4,130 mm
Fitness level
Moderate to Adventurous walks and climb.
Destination
Annapurna Base Camp

About : Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

‘walk in the heart of stunning and picturesque Annapurna Sanctuary’

Highlights:

“Adventure of a lifetime experience in the middle of high towering peaks of Annapurna. Mt. Annapurna the first 8,000 m peaks ever climbed in the history of mountaineering. Enjoy fascinating views of high snow capped mountains on daily treks to Annapurna base camp. Interesting and impressive farm hill villages enriched with exciting cultures and custom. Explore around dramatic landscapes of paddy fields, green hills to high mountain range.”

Introduction:

Jugal Holiday offers beautiful and most scenic adventure to ‘Mt. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking’. A pleasant country walks in the harmony of local native Gurung people culture, the main hill tribes of Annapurna Himalaya range.

Mt. Annapurna base camp probably the best adventure in all Himalaya range where one can enjoy stunning mountain panorama. You can explore around Himalayan scenic walks to the base of world highest peaks in a week time frame. Certainly, a wonderful trek for all types of travelers.

Mt. Annapurna base camp trekking leads to pleasant walks with not much of problem facing high altitude symptoms. As this trek gains elevation slowly and gradually on daily scenic walks spending overnights in high areas in the comfort of nice cozy lodge.

Moreover, a truly a wonderful and great adventure holiday around Annapurna Himalaya located within Nepal North Mid-West. Where drive from Kathmandu takes you to beautiful city in Pokhara, a leading touristic spot blessed with charming scenery of mountains, hills and lakes.

Overview:

From Pokhara short drive to start the walk from low farm fields of sub-tropical climate to reach higher hills within cooler alpine temperatures. As we walk continues uphill reaching nice village of Chomrong the gateway to Annapurna sanctuary and base camp. Chomorong  is populated with Gurung people interwoven with Buddhism religion.

After that, its interesting culture walk takes you into deep forested area filled with tall rhododendron and pine trees as route leads towards narrow Modi River gorge. And then following the river upstream right up to its glacial source at Annapurna base camp within magnificent Sanctuary enclosed by amphitheater of peaks.

Walking towards Annapurna base camp where tree lines and vegetation drops for remorseless fields of ice and glaciers within arctic zone in between towering high mountain range. At the base camp we stay  overnight in nice comfort of cozy lodge with rooms facing excellent views of peaks.

Enjoying time of your life with grand adventure to experience then head downhill back into tree lines to reach around farm areas with last overnight stay at Jhinu village located on a high ridge. A place where you can enjoy refreshing bathe and dip in its hot spring.

From the high hills of Annapurna Himalaya with time around beautiful villages and then ending our wonderful walks taking a drive back to Pokhara. After a glorious and marvelous time on Mt. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. 

Best time and season for Mt. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking:

The best time in spring season from March to May as well during autumn in September till early December. March to May where days are warm with enough day lights cold in the morning and late afternoon till night time, can expect snow sometimes on high hills and over the pass.

September to early December best time with clear fine days for views and pleasant walks but short sun-light hours due to autumn and pre-winter seasons. On much colder morning till night times can expect snow sometimes during walks on higher altitude areas.

Explore Annapurna Base Camp in One Day: ABC Heli Tour

Trip Outlook:

Trek Mode: Hotel in Kathmandu with local lodge on treks.
Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks and climb.
Trekking Region: Nepal North Mid-West within Annapurna Himalaya range
Highest elevation: At Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m high.
Trek Duration: 06 Nights and 07 Days (with drives both ways)
Total Trip: 11 Nights and 12 Days (from arrival to main departure)

Short outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: On arrival at Kathmandu airport 1,340 m meet our staff and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: At Kathmandu with options for tour with time for trek preparations. 
  • Day 03: Drive or Fly to Pokhara 860 m – 06 hrs and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 04: Drive to trekking point and walk to Chomrong 2,170 m – 06 hrs.
  • Day 05: Trek to Dovan 2,630 m – 06 hrs.
  • Day 06: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,780 m – 06 hrs. 
  • Day 07: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at 4,130 m – 03 hrs.
  • Day 08: Trek from Base Camp to Bamboo 2,345 m – 06 hrs
    Day 09: Trek to Jhinu village 1,780m with Hot Spring – 06 hrs.
  • Day 10: Trek to road head and drive to Pokhara-04 hrs.
  • Day 11: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel -06 hrs (30 mins by air).
    Day 12: International departure for home ward bound.

Day 01: On arrival at Kathmandu airport 1,340 m meet our staff and transfer to hotel.

Landing at Kathmandu and Nepal international airport, where our guide or staff receives you for short drive to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu.

After checking into your nice rooms with rest after a jet-lag, and then rendezvous with other group member of Mt. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, our guide will brief you with information regarding the treks, about hotels and lodge with Nepalese culture, do’s and don’ts.

Evening enjoy grand welcome dinner in typical Nepalese restaurants with various native cultures as entertainment.

Day 02: At Kathmandu with options for tour with time for trek preparations.

At Kathmandu as free day where one can join in our interesting sightseeing tour as options, as the capital Kathmandu of Nepal steeped with historical and religious monuments of world heritage sites.

Afternoon at leisure and preparation for Mt. Annapurna Base Camp Trek, starting next early morning with exciting overland journey towards Nepal Mid-West to reach at scenic Pokhara.

Day 03: Drive / Fly to Pokhara 860 m and transfer to hotel - 06 hrs journey.

Morning by 7 a.m. on the road taking an overland journey to reach Nepal Mid West at beautiful city in Pokhara, drive leads on interesting highway heading past many towns and villages to reach at Pokhara by its serene Phewa Lake.

Pokhara blessed with natural beauty located on the laps of Annapurna mountain range with towering peaks of Machhapuchare the famous ‘Fish Tail’ that touches the surface of Phewa and Begnas Lakes.

Pokhara a nice place for overnight it is also a starting and ending point of many trekking and other adventure around Annapurna Himalaya and beyond.

(Flying options from Kathmandu to Pokhara of 30 minutes scenic flight)

Day 04: Drive to trekking point and walk to Chomrong 2,170 m - 06 hrs.

Morning a short drive from Pokhara to reach starting point of the trek, after driving past nice farm villages and fields of terraces around low warm area, on ending our driving journey short walk to cross over a bridge to reach at Jhinu village, and then uphill on stone steps for few hour to reach at large Chomrong village.

Chomrong populated by Gurung people and the last permanent human settlement on route Annapurna base camp and the sanctuary.

Day 05: Trek to Dovan 2,630 m - 06 hrs.

After Chomrong enjoying views of Annapurna, morning walk with short downhill to cross a bridge and then steady climb to reach at Sinuwa a place with few small lodges and shops, from here on winding path with short ups and down within pine and rhododendron forest then descend to reach a place called Bamboo, a small settlement in the midst of bamboo forest with nice good lodges to stay, after Bamboo a slow climb takes you to overnight stop at Dovan, a small spot above Modi River situated in a gorge.

Day 06: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,780 m - 06 hrs.

From Dovan climb to reach our main highlight, walk starts with slow climb on winding uphill path into forest to reach a small place known as Himalaya Hotel.

After Himalaya Hotel which is located close to large cave of Hinko, beneath Annapurna South and Huinchuli peaks, with refreshing stop walk on ablation of old moraine and glacier section above Modi River and then short climb reaches you at Deurali a nice place with number of good lodges.

 

At Deurali for possible lunch stop, afternoon walk follows Modi River upstream as climb leads to short steep ups where tree lines fades for short alpine bushes and then reaching our overnight stop at Machhapuchare base camp.

 

Machhapuchare base camp located beneath North West Face of Machhapuchare Himal the famous Fish Tail peak, a mountain with twin summit resembles ‘fish tail’ one of few virgin and unclimbed peaks of Himalaya.

Day 07: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at 4,130 m - 03 hrs.

Morning short walk to reach our major destination at Annapurna base camp to enter within the heart of beautiful Annapurna Sanctuary, as adventure continues facing views of Annapurna I and range of peaks.

 

Climb continues for short-while then on pleasant path within wonderful area of Annapurna Sanctuary enclosed by array of peaks.

 

As walk slowly heads to our last point of the adventure at Annapurna base camp where you can enjoy views of giant peaks with massive Mt. Annapurna I, at the height of 8,091 m (the first 8,000 m mountain ever climbed in 1950 by French Expeditions earlier than Everest was conquered in 1953).

 

At base camp enjoy grand scenery of mountains and its arctic landscapes in the comfort of nice cozy lodge with rooms facing views of peaks.

Day 08: Trek from Base Camp to Bamboo 2,345 m - 06 hrs

At base camp with ever exciting and enjoyable moment on the highest point of the adventure, return journey on the same interesting route to reach at Himalayan Hotel and the down to Bamboo settlement for overnight stop.

Day 09: Trek to Jhinu village 1,780m with Hot Spring - 06 hrs.

From Bamboo morning short climb to reach at Sinuwa with down and ups to Chomrong, here for lunch stop where afternoon walk takes you above Chomrong village and then descend to nice village of Jhinu for overnight stop.

 

At Jhinu enjoy refreshing afternoon visiting its natural hot spring pools which is a short walk downhill close to the shore of raging Modi River.

                              

Day 10: Trek to road-head and drive to Pokhara - 04 hrs.

Morning after breakfast descend to reach on a road-head walking past several villages and then short drive of few hours reaches you back at lovely Pokhara by the lake Phewa.

With time in Pokhara where one can join in for other activities like Para-Gliding, Ultra-Light Flight, Bungee  or Zip-Flyer, where one spend the afternoon boating on Phewa Lake.

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel -07 hrs.

After a marvelous adventure on Mt. Annapurna Base Camp Trek completing scenic walks in beautiful 

city at Pokhara, morning drive follows on nice highway past many farm villages and town to reach back 

into hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu, with rest of the evening free at leisure in the hotel.

Day 12: International departure for home ward bound.

After a wonderful time in Nepal with amazing time in high Himalayan mountains on Mt. Annapurna 

Base Camp Circuit Trekking, with your last day in the country of amazing wide high Himalaya, our staff 

transfer you to airport for your flight back home or to next port of call.

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