Adventure

From Kathmandu: 11-Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Activity provider: Alpine Club of Himalaya

From Kathmandu: 11-Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Activity provider: Alpine Club of Himalaya

From US$ 1,099 per person

Embark on an 11-day journey and encounter cascading waterfalls, beautiful villages, terraced farmlands, lush rhododendron forests, and amazing mountain vistas. Reach the base of the mighty Annapurna.

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Your accommodation in Thamel, Kathmandu

Experience

Highlights
  • Join a trekking expedition to Annapurna I, the 10th highest mountain in the world at 26,545 feet
  • Take in panoramic views over the mountain landscapes
  • Discover Annapurna Base Camp
Full description
This Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a shorter trip catering to time-pressed travelers. You may opt for the longer Annapurna Sanctuary Trek – 14 Days if you would like to maximize your adventure. Join Alpine Club of Himalaya’s trekking expedition to Annapurna I, the 10th highest mountain in the world at 8,091m (26,545 ft) above sea level. Apart from the Annapurna 1, the Annapurna massif includes thirteen peaks over 7,000 meters and sixteen more over 6,000 meters. Our journey begins in Pokhara, widely known as the ‘Lake City. Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, and Annapurna. Throughout our journey, we will encounter cascading waterfalls, beautiful villages, terraced farmlands, lush rhododendron forests, and amazing mountains. Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) Welcome Dinner Day 2: Fly to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft) 30-minute flight, trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 5 – 6 hours trek We take a flight to Pokhara, the right side of the plane will offer the best views of The Himalayas. Representatives of Alpine Club of Himalaya will pick you up at the Pokhara airport. Then We take a 1 hour and 20-minute drive to Nayapul (new bridge) on the main road near Birethanti and begin our trek. From Birethanti, we trek to Ghandruk, a beautiful village mostly inhabited by the Gurung community. If time permits, you can visit the Gurung museum. Overnight in Ghandruk. Meals- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Day 3: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 5 – 6 hours Day 4: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7578ft): 4 – 5 hours Day 5: Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 3 – 4 hours Day 6: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5 – 6 hours Day 7: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours We climb gently through a river bed then over a steep trail over to the mountainside, and then a somewhat strenuous hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. From the base camp, we get excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli, and Gangapurna. The vegetation becomes scarce thereafter 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, we again get to savor mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp. Meals- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Day 8: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 – 6 hours Day 9: Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1-hour drive Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu Day 11: Final Departure: Home Sweet Home Representatives of Alpine Club of Himalaya will transport you to the airport. Meals- Breakfast.
Includes
  • 3-night 2-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • 7-night teahouse/guesthouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation via private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu)
  • Experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation
  • Use of down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • Duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara (in case of early arrival, late departure, or early return from the mountain for any reason)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for guide(s), porter(s), and driver(s)

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Know before you go

  •  Autumn (September-November) and spring (March-May) are the best seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. The weather is sunny and warm and outstanding views are plentiful. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature, then taking this trip during winter (December, January, and February) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh, and during summer or monsoon seasons (June to August), you can expect rain.

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