Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Overview

There are few treks that combine so many different landscapes and bring you so close to the base of 7,000 and 8,000 m high peaks in such a short period of time as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which literally means "full of food" (feminine form), but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. The trail goes alongside terraced rice paddies, lush rhododendron forests, and high altitude landscapes, with the Annapurna Range in view most of the times. Annapurna Base Camp trek is fairly easy for the most part and anyone reasonably fit can complete it without much hassle.

Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) was created in 1985, which is the largest protected area in Nepal covering 7,629 sq. km. Annapurna I (8091m) the highest peak in the range is the 10th highest peak in the world. It was the first 8000 meter peak ever summitted, in June 1950 by a French expedition led by Maurice Herzog.

Trip facts

Duration

13 Days

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Grade

Grade II

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara - Phedi and a short trek to Dhampus (1650m) Pokhara is located approximately 200 km west of Kathmandu, and known for its panoramic mountain views and the base for trekkers undertaking the Annapurna treks. Overnight at lodge in Dhampus.
  • Day 2: Trek to Langdrung (1565m)
  • Day 3: Trek to Chomrong (2170m).
  • Day 4: Trek to Himalaya Hotel (2920m).
  • Day 5: Trek to Machapuchhare base camp (3700m).
  • Day 6: At Machapuchhare base camp. Explore around to Annapurna Sanctuary (4095m).
  • Day 7:Trek to Dobhan (2600m).
  • Day 8: Trek to Chomrong.
  • Day 9: Trek to Tadapani (2630m).
  • Day 10: Trek to Ghorepani ((2860m).
  • Day 11: Visit Poon Hill (3193m) and trek to Ulleri (1960m).
  • Day 12: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara & transfer to hotel.
  • Day 13: Scheduled flight Pokhara - Kathmandu.

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Annapurna Base Camp

Cost includes

  • Transfers airport-hotel-airport for Int. and domestic lights.
  • Standard lodge accommodation on room sharing basis with fixed meals during the trek.(breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Wages, accommodation and food for guide and porter on trek. (2 trekkers share 1 porter on trek)
  • Applicable government and local taxes, insurance for guide and porter.
  • Transportation: KTM-Pokhara-Phedi and Nayapul-Pokhara-KTM.
  • One night accommodation on room sharing basis with breakfast and dinner (MAP) at tourist class hotel in Pokhara.

Cost does not include

  • Expenses of personal nature, personal tips, alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water.
  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance, personal medical expenses and rescue evacuation.
  • Hot shower during the trek.
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • Any costs arising due to flight cancellation, political disturbance, natural disaster and deviation in programs Tourist.
  • Tourist visa for Nepal and International flight to/from Kathmandu.

Trip Grades

Grade I

  • Easy to moderate hiking and trekking
  • Light packs (10kg)
  • Elevations often below 2500m
  • Easy terrain
  • Trek duration less than a week in high altitude

Grade II

  • Moderate to strenuous trekking
  • May require carrying bag pack (10kg)
  • Elevations from 2500m to 5500m
  • Moderate terrain
  • Nights are spent in lodge or tents
  • Trek duration of two weeks in high altitude

Grade III

  • Moderate to strenuous trekking
  • May require carrying bag packs (12)
  • Elevations from 2800m to 5500m
  • Moderate to intermediate terrain with short scrambling and descent on moraine/scree sections
  • Nights are spent in tents or lodge
  • Three high passes above 4500m
  • May involve travel to remote areas
  • Trek duration up to three weeks
  • Average of six hours trek per day

    Grade IV

    • Strenuous trekking and climbing
    • May require carrying bag packs (12)
    • Elevations from 2800m to 5500m
    • Moderate to intermediate terrain with short scrambling and descent on moraine/scree sections
    • Terrain might be snow or ice or rock or all mixed including glaciers
    • Few nights are spent in tent at high altitude during peak ascent
    • Nights are spent in tents or lodge
    • Involves travel in remote areas
    • Trek duration of two to three weeks
    • Includes several high passes trek and 6000m peak ascent
    • Minimum seven hours of average trek per day

    Grade V

    • Strenuous climbing
    • May require carrying bag packs (15kg)
    • High or extreme altitude with elevation above 7000m
    • Intermediate to advance terrain
    • Nights are spent in tents
    • Moderate to extreme glacier travel is involved
    • Travel in remote areas
    • Usually expedition duration above four weeks
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