Nepal

Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 9Days - 9 days Days

$ 1099

$ 1199

             Majestic Annapurna short treks, one of the life time holiday experience

 

Annapurna base camp trek probably the best legendary and classical treks in the world. This trek through diverse landscape and culture complete with rich mountain vista, charming gurung villages, terraced fields, rich flora and fauna, bamboo, and alpine forest. Mt Annapurna I (8,091m) of Nepal is the 10th highest mountain in the world and journey to base camp. Annapurna base camp which is at 4,130m attitude and one of the most popular walks in earth. In recent years, the number of trekkers to the Annapurna base camp has increased substantially, in part because the Annapurna forms the base of one of the major routes to the peaks of the Annapurna range.

 

This Annapurna base camp trek a short, 9-days itinerary is equally a delight for natural experiences. The Annapurna Sanctuary is now part of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, which places restrictions on number of outside travellers, for travellers who wish to reach the Annapurna base camp in a more relaxed manner can try a different route like the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, which would be a more appropriate choice. Please visit our package more.

 

Trip Highlight

* 9 days inclusive trek to Annapurna base camp

*Explore the local charming gurung villages, terraced fields, rich flora and fauna, bamboo, and alpine      forest 

* Reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp on the single trek

* Be at the base of mount Annapurna I (8,091M) the highest peak in the world

* 360 degree amazing view of Himalaya giant for Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m)

* Experience to trek, culture, nature and historical place

Overview

Trip Grade
Aannapurna Base Camp 9 Days
Accommodation
Hotel and Tea House
Altitude
4,130m/13,549ft
Flight
Pokhara, nepal
Arrival City
Kathmandu, Nepal
Departure City
Kathmandu, Nepal
Activity
Trekking/Hiking
Flight Time
25 mins
Meals
9 Breakfast, 8 Lunch, 8 Dinner

itinerary show detail itinerary

Itinerary Altitude Trekking/Hiking
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu and trip preparation 1,350m/4,429ft
Day 02 Fly to Pokhara, drive to Matkyu, Trek to Shinuwa 2,340m/7,677ft 3-4 hrs
Day 03 Shinuwa to Deurali 3,200m/10,498ft 6-7 hrs
Day 04 Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130m/13,549ft 4-5 hrs
Day 05 Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo 2,310m/7,578ft 6-7 hrs
Day 06 Bamboo to Jhinu Danda 1,736m/5,695ft 4-5 hrs
Day 07 Jhinu Danda to Trek Motkyu , Drive to Pokhara 827m/2,713ft 1-2 hrs
Day 08 Fly to Kathmandu 1,350m/4,429ft
Day 09 Final Departure 1,350m/4,429ft

Trip Itinary show itinerary

Day 01
Arrival in Kathmandu and trip preparation

On your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu (1,350m). You will be met by our representative and transferred to our hotel. After hotel check-in we take a rest or visit to Thamel (The centre of the tourist industry) and you can buy trekking gears if you need. In the evening there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Star Mountain Trek and will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine which will be introduce you to the country’s food with culture. Overnight to Kathmandu.

Accommodation
Hotel
Altitude
1,350m/4,429ft
Meals
Dinner
Day 02
Fly to Pokhara, drive to Matkyu, Trek to Shinuwa

After hotel breakfast early morning flight to Pokhara(8,27m), flight time 25min), view of the Himalayas from the right side of airplane and beautiful fewa lake city of Pokhara. Landing in the Pokhara airport, drive to Nayapul, Matkyu(3hrs 30min)and we start the trek from Matkyu. We walk around an hour downhill reach to Kimrungkhola and cross the brodge up to Jhinu Danda(1,736m). We climb up for around hour reach to Chhomrong(2,165m). Chhomrong is a beautiful village, from village we can enjoy great views of Annapurna South, Fishtail (Machhapuchhre), Hiunchuli and Ganggapurna. We descend via 2500 stone steps and cross the Chhomrongkhola Bridge. From here it is an uphill climb to Shinuwa(2,340m). Overnight in Shinuwa.

    Flight Time : 25 mins
Accommodation
Tea house
Altitude
2,340m/7,677ft
Meals
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 03
Shinuwa to Deurali

Today’s trek isa bit longer and climb to the valley of the Modi River. We follow the trail through a clearing in the forest than through the lush jungle with dense bamboo, oaks and beautiful waterfalls. Today we pass the place of Bamboo (2,310), Dovan(2,600m) and Himalaya(2,890m). Form Himalaya we pass a large overhanging rock known as Hinku Cave and the lodges of Deurali(3,200m). Overnight in Deurali .

Accommodation
Tea house
Altitude
3,200m/10,498ft
Meals
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 04
Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp

Climb gently through a river bed than over a steep trail over to the mountain side. Form Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m) we get excellent views of the stunning panoramic mountains of the Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, III , Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna. Way to A.B.C. we get sensational views of the near vertical south face of Annpurna towering above us. Form Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) we get 360-degree panorama. We get again to savour mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre , Annapurna South, Annapurna I , Hiunchuli, Tent peak etc. Overnight in A.B.C.

Accommodation
Tea house
Altitude
4,130m/13,549ft
Meals
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 05
Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo

After leaving form the Annapurna Base Camp we will trek is downhill so it shouldn’t be very difficult. We will continue our trek out of the Annapurna sanctuary and retrace our steps out of the Modi River valley. We will always have a company of the extraordinary landscape to cheer us up. Overnight to Bamboo (2,310m)

Accommodation
Tea house
Altitude
2,310m/7,578ft
Meals
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 06
Bamboo to Jhinu Danda

From bamboo, it is an uphill trek to upper Shinuwa and by downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Than we climb the stone steps to Chhomrong and dowmhill to Jhinu Danda. Where we will be resting for the night. Today we will an opportunity to enjoy the natural hot springs which just a 15 minutes’ walk down form Jhinu Danda. We can just relax and soothe out your tried muscles. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.

Accommodation
Tea house
Altitude
1,736m/5,695ft
Meals
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 07
Jhinu Danda to Trek Motkyu , Drive to Pokhara

We have reached our final day on the trekking trails. Form Jhinu Danda it is anuphill to Motkyu. Ours trek will end at Motkyu where we board our vehicle to Pokhara. After hotel check-in sightseeing in Pokhara. We tour Lake Side (The centre of the tourist industry), boating Fewa Lake, International Mountain Museum, Devi’s fall and Tibetan Refugee Centre. Overnight to Pokhara.

 

Drive: 3 hrs

Accommodation
Hotel
Altitude
827m/2,713ft
Meals
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 08
Fly to Kathmandu

We fly to Kathmandu in the morning. Arriving in Kathmandu we will check-in at hotel. After hotel check-in sightseeing in Kathmandu. We tour Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa. And last minute shopping 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.

    Flight Time : 25 mins
Accommodation
Hotel
Altitude
1,350m/4,429ft
Meals
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 09
Final Departure

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today. We will take you to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight.

Altitude
1,350m/4,429ft

Cost Includes

  • Accommodation in standard hotels on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals.
  • Local guide and support staffs.
  • All private ground transportation including airport transfers.
  • Necessary insurance for your guide and porters.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and TIMS Cards.
  • Guaranteed departures
  • No booking fee

Cost Excludes

  • Travel insurance, Nepal Tourist Visa fees, Items and expenses of personal nature.
  • Personal trekking gear and rescue operation in case of emergency.
  • Bar drinks, beverages such as coke, fanta, sprite and mineral water.
  • Laundry, phone calls, internet, heater charge and wifi services.

Meals

Meals will be provided during while. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests. In trek most common cuisines in most menu will be Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian and the more common continental.

Accommodation

We will be accommodated hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. We will have rooms with attached washrooms in most parts of the trek but this is not possible in a few remote locations. Also understand that single rooms are not easily available in higher elevations like they are in Kathmandu and the lower elevation regions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Annapurna Base Camp difficulty is also determined by the weather and temperature of this region as the weather in the Himalayan region is unpredictable. In winter (December, January, and February), drastic changes occur in Annapurna Base Camp weather as the temperature ranges between 9.3°C/48.74°F to -20°C/-4°F. The coldness becomes unbearable and creates difficulty while trekking. Most of the teahouses in higher-altitude areas remain closed. Likewise, in summer/monsoon (June, July, and August), the temperature ranges between 19°C/66.2°F to 4°C/39.2°F which results in strong haze from the sun and heavy rainfall.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is 67 km long. You can do the trek in 9 days to and from Pokhara.

1) Go slowly and take a full day for the hike rather than get there as fast as possible.

2) Drink lots of liquid.

3) Always give way to yaks right of way and when you meet one on a path with a drop to one side, always stand on the uphill side.

4) Don’t get caught out with inadequate clothing to cope with a rapid change in weather. This is the high Himalaya and a clear bright morning does not mean the same in the afternoon.

5) Do not wander off by yourself and always make sure people know where you are. Anything can happen and a slip on scree or moraine can mean getting cold very quickly while waiting for someone to come and help.

6) Remember that the best approach to safety is to prevent an accident happening in the first place.

7) If your body shows any signs of altitude sickness you need to stop right where you are or descend some altitude.

Staying clean might also help you prevent altitude sickness.

8) You need to acclimatize properly before trekking to the altitude higher than 3000m.

Annapurna Base Camp trek is relative a safe trekking journey in Nepal. The physical requirements are not too high, the maximum altitude is 4,130m/13,550ft, and the routes are not so demanding on this trek. Our experienced and knowledgeable local guides and the committed crew members always remain alert about your safety. 98% trekker success to reach Base Camp.

It’s depends on the perspective of previous trekking experience. Annapurna Base Camp trek is not considered to be a difficult trek because this trek is very adventurous and the key factors of the trek are to walk slow and steadily. So this trek is considered to be a moderate trek. However, compared to other trekking destinations in Nepal, this trek is much easier, shorter, and located at comparatively lower elevations. If you are determined and physically fit, you can reach there easily.  

Annapurna Base Camp at 4,130m/ 13,550 feet. From MBC below Machhapuchre, or Fishtail mountain, we head up hill on an easier trail, deep into the Annapurna Sanctuary. This trail is surrounded by massive mountains. Therefore, the trek into Annapurna Base Camp is stunning.

Best time to trek Annapurna Base camp, the spring months are (February – May) and fall (September- November). These seasons offer clear days are characteristic of this popular trekking period and clear Mountain View with a clear sky.

As for the cost of Annapurna Base Camp Trek, there is no fixed price. The journey would cost anywhere between depending on the route, the outfitter and their services. The luxurious trekking packaging and return by helicopter will cost a bit higher than the standard packages.

Trekking gears are not only protecting your body it is means of to success your trek. Complete Guide for the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Gears and Equipment List. Trek to Annapurna Base Camp is on the list of every mountain lover and adventurer. Before heading out to the trek, one must pack necessary items as packing itself is a challenge. Especially for first-timers, it can be very confusing and challenging to pack for the trek. Thus, a packing list is important to best prepare for the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Clothing:

*Moisture-wicking long-sleeve t-shirts (3)

*Moisture-wicking short-sleeve t-shirt (2)

*Heavy fleece or down jacket

*Gore-Tex or waterproof jacket with hood

*Windbreaker

*Rain poncho

*Fleece pants

*Trekking pants (3)

*Hiking shorts (2)

*Waterproof pants

*Hiking socks (10)

*Warm thermal socks (1)

*Long underwear (2)

*Underwear (10)

*Hiking boots with ankle support

*Camp shoes or tennis shoes

*Light inner gloves/glove liners

*Insulated wool or down mittens/gloves

*Sunglasses

*Broad-brimmed hat

*Neck gaiter or bandana (for sun protection)

*Wool hat or balaclava (should cover ears)

*Gaiters (needed Dec-Feb)

*Sweatshirt (optional)

*Sock liners (optional)

*Trekking Gear & Supplies

 

*Duffle bag for carrying gear via porters (provided by Himalayan Wonders if you’re       trekking with us)

*40L Daypack for carrying what you need on the trail

*Waterproof cover for daypack

*Water bottles or hydration bladder (i.e. CamelBak)

*Sleeping bag rated to -18°C/ 0°F (available for rental if you’re trekking Everest Base Camp through Himalayan Wonders)

*Trekking poles

*Headlamp with extra batteries

*Lightweight water filter or iodine water tablets (personal preference)

*Hand warmers

*Sleeping bag stuff sack

*Dry bags in several sizes

*Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes

*Camera with extra batteries and memory cards

*Small lock(s) for duffle bag and daypack

*Sleeping bag liner (optional)

*Quick-drying trekking towel (optional)

Food & Snacks:

*Snacks (combine protein & carbs for well-balanced energy)

*Thermos (optional for hot beverages)

*Re-hydration gels or powder

*Toiletries

 

Sunscreen:

*Lip balm with sunscreen

*Toilet Paper

*Moleskin, medical tape, and/or duct tape for treating/preventing blisters

*Advil or Ibuprofen

*Diamox (for altitude sickness)

*Personal prescriptions

*Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)

*Anti-chafe balm (e.g. Body Glide, to prevent chafing)

*Diaper rash cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)

*Soap

*Deodorant

*Toothbrush/toothpaste

*Razor (as needed)

*Shampoo

*Wet wipes

*Hand sanitizer

*Feminine hygiene products (as needed)

*Face lotion

*Hairbrush

*Hair ties

*Earplugs (for sleeping)

*Additional Supplies

*Portable solar charger/power bank

*Book

*Journal/pen

*Playing cards

*Headache

*Feeling and being sick

*Dizziness

*Tiredness

*Loss of appetite

*Shortness of breath

The symptoms are usually worse at night.

No. Normally, oxygen is not required as our Annapurna Base Camp trek itinerary is designed in such a way so that it allows enough acclimatization.

On the trek, your accommodation will be on a simple teahouses/lodge with basic and shared facilities.

Food at Teahouse trekking varies according to the teahouse and its location. Basic Teahouses can offer you a wide variety of meals whereas teahouses situated at higher altitudes may not be able to offer you the same menu. Nonetheless, the food provided in these Teahouses is hygienic and delicious. The meals are usually prepared from the local agro-products. Any other ingredients that cannot grow at certain altitudes are brought from the market. Some common food items you can find at Teahouses are Dal-Bhat set (Rice, lentils, vegetables), Meat, Rice items, Noodles Items, Pasta, Momo, potatoes etc. Breakfast items are usually, toasts, eggs, pancakes, porridge, muesli etc.

This classic Annpurna trek through the Annapurna Sanctuary offers more than just a walking holiday. The Annapurna base camp trek is one of the most popular treks in the world. It literally brings you face to face with an eight-thousander – for a moderate-difficult trek, this is incredible! The fascinating Annapurna massif includes the world's tenth highest peak. It is for many a pilgrimage to the highest mountain in the world, in a remarkable country which will leave you with vivid memories of the people who live there.