ABOUT ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP
Altitude - 4,130m (13,550ft)
Best months to go: March - May, October - December
A vivid array of pinks in the rhododendron forests, swift-flowing rivers, suspension bridges, enchanting Buddhist temples, and amazing culturally rich villages perched on the sides of hills, wildlife, and sub-tropical valleys wedged between the monoliths of the Annapurna and Machapuchare (fishtail) ranges offer ever-changing views.
On the trail, you will see numerous chortens (Buddhist stone monuments), prayer flags, yaks grazing, bamboo and rhododendron forests, and the unique Tibetan style architecture of this region.
One of the main features of this trek is being exposed to the unique cultures of various villages and their enduring lifestyles high in the mountains, such as the Gurung, Tamang, Sherpa, Magar, and Thakali people. Many of these villages have age-old Buddhist and Hindu temples.
Annapurna Base Camp follows the Modi-river and passes through the dense undergrowth of rhododendron and bamboo. By the time you reach the massive rock overhanging, called Hinku Cave, you will notice that the vegetation has receded and the gorge narrowed to be only a couple of hundred meters wide.
Steep snow-covered ridges falling from Hiunchuli on the left and Machhapuchhre on the right from the doorway to the Sanctuary. As we go through the “gate” and enter to the Sanctuary, you will discover yourself in a very large amphitheatre encircled by a solid wall of natural covering peaks.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the best treks to discover the mountain range, with the foremost spectacular mountain scenery, providing a desirable insight into the hill life of Nepal.
This is a unique trek on local trails, through forests, villages and terraced farmland treating you to unique mountain scenery, surrounded by huge glaciers providing you with an experience into the Nepalese life and culture.
The trek starts from Pokhara with a drive of about 1 hour to Nayapul, where you will start your journey towards Annapurna Base Camp via passing Poon Hill.
This is one of the popular short treks in Nepal offering views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre.
Flying to into the Himalaya Region
Flying from Kathmandu to the Himalayas is not always an easy thing to do. Dangers with bad weather are common, therefore we recommend clients familiarise themselves with the general aviation procedures followed in the region.
Please follow the link below to read more about airline and helicopters in the Everest & Annapurna Regions and how we deal with the challenges of flights affected by bad weather conditions.
We offer 5 different itineraries varying from 7 - 17 days, to acommodate all travellers.
Please note - Helicopter Transfers are at an additional cost
Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 17 Day
(or 14 Day with 1 helicopter transfer)
Day 1 - Monday: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2 - Tuesday: Free in Kathmandu for pre trip briefing and gear check
Day 3 - Wednesday: Drive to Pokhara 900m 6 hours by private bus
Day 4 - Thursday: Drive to Nayapul 1,010m and trek to Tikhedunga/Ulleri 1,570m
Day 5 - Friday: Trek to Ghorepani 2,840m
Day 6 - Saturday: Rest day
Day 7 - Sunday: Hike up to Poon Hill 3,210m and trek to Tadapani 2,610m
Day 8 - Monday: Trek to Chommrong 2,140m
Day 9 - Tuesday: Trek to Dovan 2,500m
Day 10 - Wednesday: Trek to Deurali 3,200m
Day 11 - Thursday: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130m
Day 12 - Friday: Trek back to Bamboo 2,345m
Day 13 – Saturday: Rest Day
Day 14 - Sunday: Trek to Jhinu Hot Spring 1,780m, or Helicopter Transfer to Kathmandu, fly home
Day 15 - Monday: Trek to Nayapul 1,010m, drive to Pokhara
Day 16 - Tuesday: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 17 - Wednesday: Fly to home.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 11 Day
(with 2 helicopter transfers)
Day 1 - Monday: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2 - Tuesday: Free in Kathmandu for pre trip briefing and gear check.
Day 3 - Wednesday: Helicopter transfer to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedunga/Ulleri 1,570m
Day 4 - Thursday: Trek to Ghorepani 2,840m
Day 5 - Friday: Hike up to Poon Hill 3,210m and trek to Tadapani 2,610m
Day 6 – Saturday: Rest Day
Day 7 - Sunday Trek to Chommrong 2,140m
Day 8 - Monday Trek to Dovan 2,500m
Day 9 - Tuesday: Trek to Deurali 3,200m
Day 10 - Wednesday: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130m
Day 11 - Thursday: Helicopter back to Kathmandu / Fly Home
Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 10 Day
(or 7 Day with helicopter transfer)
Day 1 – Monday: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2 – Tuesday: Briefing & kit check day
Day 3 – Wednesday: Fly to Pokhara, drive to Siwai and Trek to Chhomrong 2,340m
Day 4 – Thursday: Trek to Himalaya Hotel 2,850m
Day 5 – Friday: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130m
Day 6 - Saturday. Rest day
Day 7 – Sunday: Trek to Sinuwa 2,350m, or Helicopter Transfer to Kathmandu, fly home
Day 8 – Monday: Trek to Jhinu Danda 1,760m
Day 9 – Tuesday: Trek to Morkyu and fly to Kathmandu 1,700m
Day 10 – Wednesday: Fly to home
Prices From - £2,200 p/p
All prices subject to small group surcharges
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