Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna Base Camp is famous amongst Trekkers
Annapurna Base camp is located in Nepal and highest altitude of this trek is 13,550 feet, it is great for the nature lovers and especially who are in love with mountains because of the phenomenal close views of some highest peaks of the world. Tea houses are a great attraction of this trek, you can find them in some distance from one another. This trek has attracted many trekkers and has become famous all over the globe.
Fantastic Mountain Views
You can grab the mountain views right from the first day Machapuchare, hiunchuli and Annapurna South welcomes you when you reach Ghandruk and they are visible until you reach Sinuwa village. Exit the forest and they appear again, they are fantastic and leave you wondering about their beauty.
From the Machapuchare base camp relish the views of Gangapurna, hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Machapuchare and Annapurna. From the edge of the glacier Annapurna massif stands high just in front of you.
Have a glance of Nepali Culture
On the way there are many lodges which are owned by the locals. Nepali food is served in these and the people can tell you about their culture, you go through some quaint villages on this trek where you can easily have a glance of their lifestyle.
Diverse Vegetation of Annapurna Conservation Area
You can find the diverse vegetation on this trek like Bamboos and Rhododendrons. Enter the Annapurna sanctuary and start trekking through the dense forests of high oaks. Then you can see tall grass en route and further find trees of Daphne as you go towards the base camp the wildflowers bloom and the green grass can be seen between boulders. You will get a chance to again and again trekking through the forests.
Key Points of Annapurna Base Camp
- Level: Difficult
- Proper conditioning & training of body is required
- Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature
- Shoes are the single most important equipment.
- High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.
- Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.
- Travel light
- The backpack should not exceed 10 kg.
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Trek Fee: Rs.28000 Per Person (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Pokhara to Pokhara)
Duration: 9 Days
Altitude: (13,550 feet)
Best Time:June, July, Aug and Sep
Temperature :Day (15°C to 20°C) Night (0°C to 5°C)
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level
- Group Size Medium Group
Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Lower Ghandruk (2/3 hours) and trek to Komrong (3 hours) (7,380 feet)
Day 2: Komrong to Chomrung (7,120 feet) (7 km) (5/6 hours)
Day 3: Chomrung to Dovan (8,460 feet) (10.5 km) (6/7 hours) (10.5 km)
Day 4: Dovan to Machapuchare base camp (12,135 feet) (10 km) (6/7 hours)
Day 5: Machapuchare Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (13,550 feet) (3.5 km) (2 hours)
Day 6: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (7,675 feet) (16 km) (8/9 hours)
Day 7: Bamboo to Jhinu (5,770 feet) (10 km) (6/7 hours)
Day 8: Jhinu to Syauli Bazaar (3,740 feet) (6 km) (4 hours)
Day 9: Reserve Day
Rainfall Chart of Annapurna Base Camp
✅ Transport facility from Pokhara to Pokhara
✅ Forest Permit and entrance fee
✅ Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
✅ All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
✅ (All camping gears)
✅ High quality tents
✅ Sleeping bags
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders
✅ Crampons and Gaiters
❌ Personal Insurance
❌Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit
❌On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included
❌Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included
Full payment confirms your booking
We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.
Arrive Pokhara, Drive from Pokhara to Lower Ghandruk (2/3 hours) and trek to Komrong (3 hours) (7,380 feet)
Pokhara is the opening to Annapurna region. Reach Pokhara early morning on your own and, our vehicle will pick you and then the drive is towards Lower Gandhruk, trek for an hour to reach there. It is the biggest village on the trail of this trek.
There are tea houses which can also be easily found ahead. Now, from Lower Gandhruk trek towards Komrong, it is a gradual descend till the stream, after crossing it the trail bifurcates, take the right and after a steep ascend of one hour reach Komrong.
Komrong to Chomrung (7,120 feet) (7 km) (5/6 hours)
Chomrugn is clearly visible from Komrong because it is located on the ridge top. Start descending, cross a stream and after ascend in half an hour you can reach Kimrong Khola.
Cross this part and follow Kimrong khola along the side of mountains. Ascend gradually and Komronng is visible on other side, when you go higher the views start appearing. The mountains visible are Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machapuchare and a bit of Gangapurna.
After hike of 1 hour reach the lodges in starting of Chomrung which are at the mountain’s edge. To reach the top ascend and when you climb to the top the Annapurna South can be closely seen than before. Also, have a glimpse of Chomrung’s whole village and village of Sinuwa.
Annapurna Sanctuary is accessible only through Chomrung which offers delicious view of the peaks. At this place here are many shops and tea houses, you can get some items from here. Register yourself at the check-post. Do carry your original ID’s with you.
Chomrung to Dovan (8,460 feet) (10.5 km) (6/7 hours) (10.5 km)
Chomrug to Sinuwa
Trek towards Chomrung village and in half an hour you can reach Chomrung Khola. The climb is steep on stones after climbing for 20 minutes reach the hamlet of Tilche, here are some houses and after few minutes of trek you will come to Lower Sinuwa.
Reaching Upper Sinuwa will take 20 minutes, from the view point Annapurna III and Machapuchare are visible. Above upper Sinuwa is Annapurna Sanctuary area, it has thick forests and some grouped tea houses.
Sinuwa to Bamboo
Now, gradually climb from Sinuwa to Bamboo and after half an hour you will reach a clearing. Descend till bamboo and reach there in thirty minutes.
Bamboo to Dovan
The trek is through the dense forest, ascend to Dovan starts from the end point of Bamboo lodges, after crossing bridges you can reach there in 10 minutes.
There are lodges here you can stay in any of them.
Dovan to Machapuchare base camp (12,135 feet) (10 km) (6/7 hours)
Dovan to Himalaya
After few minutes of trekking, cross the bridge and start ascending, after some short and steep ascends, two routes lead to Himalaya, take the short one which opens up to Machapuchare and Modi Khola views. Reach Himalaya and take a break there.
Himalaya to Deurali
Ascend and reach Hinku cave and descend for 15 minutes till snow patches are visible. After crossing a stream and these snow patches you can reach Deurali. Now, trek through the boulder region and leave the alpine forests, only grass and bamboos are found here. Descend over small boulders.
Deurali to Machapuchare Base Camp
Cross Deurali’s last lodge by climbing for few minutes and valley opens up, from here Gangapurna and Machapuchare can be seen from a distance.
Descending for more than 30 minutes will bring you to Bagar. Climb and cross Modi Khola over a bridge, you can reach the base camp in half an hour from this point. The majestic views of Annapurna and Machapuchare will leave you awestruck.
You will cross some snow bridges and enter the grassy fields which have some Daphne trees, the colourful flowers can be seen on the way. You will gain altitude around 4000 feet so be careful of Altitude Motion Sickness.
Machapuchare Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (13,550 feet) (3.5 km) (2 hours)
Leave Machapuchare Base Camp early and do not miss the sunrise view which changes the colour of peaks. The starting 1 km trek is steep, then the trail is gradually ascending one. Go towards Annapurna South and the last walk is on moraines.
Annapurna Base Camp is surrounded by mountains. Have a look at extraordinary views of Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Annapurna South, Gandharva Chuli, Gangapurna and Machapuchare. Get to the edge of the Annapurna glacier and relish the views.
Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (7,675 feet) (16 km) (8/9 hours)
Today’s trek is going to be the longest, follow the same to trail to which you followed to reach ABC. Cross Machapuchare Base Camp, Deurali, Himalaya and Dovan.
The descent is steep and there are some short ascends to reach Bamboo.
Bamboo to Jhinu (5,770 feet) (10 km) (6/7 hours)
Follow the trail which lead to Sinuwa village and climb the steep steps to reach the check post. Reach there in forty five minutes and descending is steep till Chomrung Khola with a steep ascend to Chomrung.
Checkout from the office, then take the trail which ascends then after descend on steep steps to reach Jhinu in 2 hours. You can see the forest, it faces towards Modi Khola, and this place is famous for hot water springs.
Jhinu to Syauli Bazaar (3,740 feet) (6 km) (4 hours)
Descend from Jhinu and the Kimrong Khola Bridge, cross it and take the trail which leads to Somrong. There are houses on the side and the trek is a combination of ascends and descends. The road divides further one goes to Landruk and other to Kyumi.
Go on the trail which goes to Kyumi and further reach a mini village Uppu Dandu. Descend on stone path and come to Kalchane there are some tea houses. Now, follow the trail of Kyumi and get there in about half an hour.
Kyumi is a village with few tea houses, you can rest there, ascend towards Ghandruk and head towards Birethanti, and you will reach the road in 45 minutes. It is Sayuli Bazaar the endpoint of the trek, now get back to Pokhara from where the trek started.
Please carry the documents given below
- Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
- Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
- Risk Certificates
Trekkers must bring :
- Strongly built hiking shoes, if you do not own a pair you can rent it from Sankri.
- Sandals or slippers to wear in campsite
- Thick woollen socks, it will keep your feet warm
- Daily wear socks
- Thermals are very important
- 1 shirt, it should be long sleeved
- Shirts and pants for campsite, should be warm
- 1 raincoat or poncho
- Thick gloves
- Trek pants
- Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
- Sun glasses
- Sun tan lotion
- Lip balm
- Water bottle
- Personal toiletry items
ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:
ATM POINT: Withdraw money before your journey, Birethanti is the last point where you will find ATM.
Mobile Connectivity: Ncell networks are available till Bamboo but you cannot rely on the strength. Tea houses allows you to call and charge the batteries in exchange of charges. As you go further they will charge more.
Trekking demands a good investment and this extremely expensive activity is the passion of many, so we have a great announcement to make which will be a great relief to your pockets. Now get your Trek Gear on Rent and all you have to do is make a special renting request while booking your trek. That’s it! We have kept it simple for you.
We carry first aid kits but it’s necessary to carry a personal medical kit.
(Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)
– Diamox – (prevents altitude sickness)
– Digene – (it cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)
– Crocin Advance – (cures fever and headache)
– Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)
– Disprin/Saradon – (cures headache)
– Avomine – (prevents motion sickness)
– Avil – (it treat allergies)
– Norflox TZ & Lomofrn – (prevents Diarrhoea)
– Ranitidine – (reduces the amount of acid in stomach)
– Volini/Moov spray – (for sprains)
– Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)
– Band aid
– Stretchable/elastic bandage
– Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor in case you face any problem in your trek, take advice from Professional guide before taking any medicine.
– Drinking water is necessary during your trek, keep 1 litre of water bottle filled and drink it on proper interval of time, it is very important while hiking.
- Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.
- If the trek gets cancelled from our side due to natural disaster,rainfall, heavy snowfall or any other reason then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.
(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)
- Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable
- Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable
- Less than 20 Days – No Refund
(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)