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ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK (CAMP) - Himalaya Expedition: The adventure Sports | HimEX NEPAL

annapurna base camp trek (camp)

  • 15 days days

  • Moderate

  • Spring,Autumn

  • people

This trek passes through a more diverse range of climate, vegetation and cultures that not many small countries can boast about. From lush vegetation of rain and temperate forests to the terraced rice fields, the journey takes you different kinds land and people every day. In fact, the changes occur so frequently that the trekkers get to experience a tantalizing introduction to Nepal's cultural and natural diversity at its best. Not consisting exceedingly difficult trails, the trek begins from Pokhara and the first portion passes through lush green hills typically found in the heartland of Nepal. You will be passing through plenty of villages along the way. Tiny thatched roofed houses, set among the terraced fields, make an attractive picture with the backdrop of the magnificent snowy range of Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri including the most majestic peak of all the Himalayan range, Machapuchare (Fishtail). The Annapurna area was first explored by British Adventurer Col. James Owen Merion Roberts in the year 1956 and exposed to the world as the 'Sanctuary of Gods'. The region has since been christened as "Annapurna Sanctuary". Our 14-day adventure trip to the Annapurna Sanctuary starts from Pokhara, a scenic spot. The trek combines spectacular mountain scenery with incredible cultural diversity and traverses through rural farms and villages. The trail runs deep towards the gorge between peaks Hiunchuli and Machhapuchare, through the dense rain and bamboo forest of the narrow Modi Khola (river) valley and then to the sanctuary with immense walls of the mountain fortress. Once you enter the Sanctuary, you will be surrounded by the Amphitheater of peaks of Annapurna (26,545ft-8,091m). Other major peaks overlooking the sanctuary include the Annapurna south (23,693ft-7,219m), Gangapurna (24,457ft.-7,455m) and Annapurna III (24,787ft-7,555m). This area is also referred to as the Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchare (Fishtail) Base Camp. Our return journey descends through the lush terraced Modi Khola valley concluding the adventure in Pokhara, a popular destination with its famed Phewa Lake, dominated by the towering mountain range of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu range including the majestic peak Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).


  • Day 1.
    Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
    On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport you will be received by our staff and will escort you to the Hotel, where our guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, the city, trekking programs, do's and don'ts and other related information that you might require while in Nepal.
  • Day 2.
    Half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
    After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest
  • Day 3.
    Fly to Pokhara 950m drive to Nayapul and trek to Tirkhedhuga 1,450m
    Early breakfast, then transfer to domestic airport for the short scenic flight to Pokhara on arrival meet the trekking crew and travel by coach for short 1.5 hour drive to Nayapul (new bridge) where the treks begins the (approx 3-4 hours) trek. In the beginning, the trail passes through the busy areas where you will encounter all types of people from merchants, traders, local, trekkers and mule and donkey trains. As you come to Birethanti village, the trail splits into many ways, but we follow the main trail to the ancient Trans-Himalayan trade route, after crossing the newly built suspension bridge. After the bridge, entrance of the ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) where all the trekkers have to sign in, from here our trek follows the main trade route through many farms, villages and waterfalls till Tirkhedhuga is reached for the overnight stop.
  • Day4.
    Trek to Ghorepani 2,874m approx 5-6 hours walk.
    From here, the track winds up to a steep climb for 1.5 hrs on the paved stone steps unto Ulleri village, after that the trail winds up gradually passing through the cool rain forest for few hours with few ups and down. As the trek comes nearer to Ghorepani, you will be gaining altitude as you can feel the cool breeze and the change of vegetation. Soon you will be walking in the midst of the rhododendron woods till you reach the Ghorepani, a Pun/Magar village is reached for the overnight stop.
  • Day 5.
    Trek to Tadapani 2,721m approx 5 hours walk
    Early morning one hour hike to the top of Pun-Hill 3,190m for the beautiful sunrise over the superb panorama of the Himalayas from Dhaulagiri-Annapurna to Mt.Manaslu range. After the busy photo session, return back to the camp at Ghorepani for breakfast. After Ghorepani, the trail follows to the upper ridge to Deurali through rhododendron forest, from here the path narrows down hill through the temperate rain forest, stepper path in some places as you come to Bhaise Kharka a place in the middle of the forest, after a short break or a lunch, the trek is on the gradual trail for an hour. After coming down to a small stream in the middle of the rhododendron forest, an hour uphill walk to Tadapani. Tadapani is in the middle of the forest of Rhododendron, Magnolia and Oaks. From this place a grand view of Annapurna South and Machhapuchare (fishtail) can be seen at a close distance. Tadapani with 8-10 lodges, a place made by the local Gurung people to serve and cater the needs of trekker's on route
  • Day 6.
    Trek to Chomrong 1,951m approx. 5-6 hours
    The trek from Tadapani starts from the gradual downhill most of the way to through pristine forest of oaks and rhododendron with occasional view of the Annapurnas. This part of the walk is very pleasant till Kimrong khola is reached for lunch. The trail from here leads uphill for 1-2 hours, once at the top of the ridge the walk is fairly easy all the way to village of Chomrong the last village and the gateway to the Sanctuary
  • Day 7.
    Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050m approx. 6 hours walk.
    From Chomrong the trail leads to the terraced farm fields as you descent to the river, after the bridge its uphill most of the way for 2-3 hours till a small place of Khuldi-ghar is reached. Here your Trekking permit and conservation ticket is checked and registered. After Khuldi, the trail leads down hill for 1-2 hour through the bamboo bushes till you reach Bamboo, a place in the mid of the bamboo, rhododendron and oaks forest with couple of teahouses. After a brief stop here an hour walk on the gradual uphill path brings you to our overnight halt at Dovan, an isolated spot with 2-3 teahouses, in the midst of the forest near the raging Modi River.
  • Day 8.
    Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,720m via Deurali 3,350m. 6 hrs.
    After Dovan, walk leads in the cool shade of the forest on the gradual up path most of the way following the river Modi upstream, the trail continues with few ups and down as you reach Himalaya Hotel near Hinko cave, which lies straight at the bottom of Hiunchuli peak. Himalaya Hotel is a small place with 2-3 lodges just to cater the need of the trekkers. The trail from here is gradual up for another 1-2 hours to Deurali the last tea-house on route Machhapuchare Base Camp. As you reach Deurali the lush vegetation disappears leaving for high alpine flora and shrubs. Deurali has about 3-4 teahouses. From Deurali, the walk leads up to follow the raging Modi River upstream, the track is quite pleasant in some places with few strenuous climb for an hour in between and at the end reaching at Machapuchare Base Camp. Machhapuchare base camp has about 4-5 Lodges located on the even ground beneath the mighty north face of Machhapuchare the Fish Tail peak.
  • Day 9.
    Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,095m 3-4 hours walk.
    Today's walk leads you in the heart of the Sanctuary at the ABC, the trail follows uphill for few hours, on the snowy grassy path, depending upon the season, the trek is very pleasant as you reach the higher ground with magnificent view of an array of snow peaks all around you with Annapurna I, a great wall of a mountain from this north west face. Annapurna Base Camp has 2-3 teahouses, with the superb panorama. After a great time here retrace the journey back to Machhapuchare Base Camp for the overnight
  • Day 10.
    Trek to Bamboo. Approx. 6 hours walk.
    After a lovely time in the tranquility of the mountains and in its serene wilderness trek back to the lush green vegetation, the walk is more or less downhill with few ups to Bamboo for the overnight
  • Day 11.
    Trek to Jhinu Danda (Hot Spring) 1,500m. Approx. 5-6 hours
    From Bamboo, the morning walk leads to a short climb to Khuldi, the trail descends all the way to the bridge, from the bridge uphill walk to Chomrong. After a break here at Chomrong the walk leads to a short uphill, descend towards Jhinu danda (Hot spring) on the quite steep downhill for an hour, till you reach at Jhinu a small village perched on the ridge with 5-6 lodges, if you have time you can visit the hot springs down below by the river Modi from Jhinu danda
  • Day 12.
    Trek to Thulo-Kharka 2,050m (Australian Camp) 5-6 hours
    From Jhinu village another hour downhill will brings you to the village at New-Bridge over the river Modi from New-Bridge, the trails leads downhill for an hour to Modi River, after crossing the bridge an hour walk with a short climb reaches you at Landrung village. From Landrung the walk is gradual on the winding path through the villages and terraced fields, after two hours of good walk the trail leads you to the last hour uphill to a small pass at Deurali ridge 2,150m. After Deurali, a nice downhill walk through the forest with magnificent view of the Annapurna and Mt.Manaslu range all the way to the small village of Pothana, situated at a lovely spot in the midst of the woods overlooking magnificent view of snow capped mountain range, valleys and as far up to the Phewa lake in Pokhara, from here another 50 minutes of good walk through the cool shade of the forest brings you at Thulo Kharka and is also known as Australian Camp, a wonderful spot in the midst of the forest with large meadows overlooking magnificent views of the Himalayan range of mountains from Annapurna to Manaslu. This place also offers a great view of the sunrise and sunset as well.
  • Day 13.
    Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara 1 hr walk with 1 hr drive
    From this fabulous spot an easy downhill walk leads through the village of Kande by the Baglung-Pokhara highway; it is also the start and ending point of various trekking around Annapurna region. From here an hour drive reaches you to the Hotel by the Phewa Lake in Pokhara.
  • Day 14.
    Transfer to Airport for the flight back to Kathmandu.
    As per the flight schedule a short drive takes you to the Pokhara domestic airport, a short scenic sweeping flight of half hour brings you back to the Kathmandu. At the Kathmandu terminal after clearing the baggage; our staff will receive you for the drive back to the Hotel
  • Day 15.
    Transfer to Airport for International departure.
    Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, and your passport handy. Our Office staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.

What's included

Price includes following services:

 1.   Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights and Hotel in Pokhara for 1 nights on Bed &         Breakfast basis.

 2.   Airport transfers in Kathmandu & Pokhara.

 3.   Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance fees.

 4.   Internal flight Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu with applicable airport taxes.

 5.   Transportation Pokhara / Trek / Pokhara by non AC private vehicle.

 6.   Trekking & camping arrangement backed by Sherpa crew on full board basis.

 7.   Applicable Trekking Permit & Conservation Fees.

 8.   Insurance for Nepalese crew.


Not included

 Our price does not include followings:

 1.  International flights to / from Kathmandu.

 2.  Nepal entry visa fees.

 3.  Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu & Pokhara Hotels.

 4.  Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.

 5.  Rescue evacuation in case of emergency.

 6.  Personal clothing and personal trekking gear including sleeping bag & down jacket.

 7.  Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.

 8.   Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be           entertained for any unused service.

 9.  Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc


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