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14-Day Trekking Trip To The Annapurna Region Base Camp

The Annapurna Base Camp is among the most popular treks in the world. It's a trek that brings you face to face with My Annapurna and Machapuchare. Duration: 14 Days (approx.)
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The Annapurna Base Camp trekking originates from Nayapul to many foreigners known as New Bridge. Before reaching this starting point a journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes place with beautiful sceneries. Our goal is ultimately the Base Camp of Annapurna. Along with our journey, various hotspots will come in our path such as photographer’s paradise Poon Hill. From where we will enjoy one of the most magical sunrises in the world!

The Trek takes us to lush jungles, crossing various streams and rivers. But also green valleys and villages filled with hospitality and good Nepali culture. A lot of the people living in this area belong to the ethnical group called Gurung. Ghandruk, Ghorepani, and Chomrong are filed with these people practicing ancient old traditions. They still thrive on their ancestor’s methods of farming, handcraft, and way of life. During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, our Peregrine Treks & Expedition guide will help you interact and explain about their culture as we trek through the regions.

Truly a must do if you wish to explore culture and highlands. The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking shows you it all and more. Enjoy the ABC trek in Nepal that promises you some of Nepal’s best places to visit!

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival In Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel by our representative
Hotel rest / explore the streets of Thamel
Trek preparation
Overnight stay at your hotel in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu To Pokhara Driving By Bus
Hotel breakfast and checkout
Departure to Pokhara by AC tourist bus
Lunch break near the riverside
Scenic drive along the Trishuli river
Arrival and check in Pokhara Lakeside
Evening walk along Phewa Lake
Overnight stay in Pokhara

Day 03: Pokhara To Nayapul To Hile Trek
Hotel breakfast and check out
Trekking equipment check
Drive about one hour to Nayapul
Start the trek to Birethanti
ACAP permit and TIMS check post
About 3 hours trek towards Hile
Dinner and overnight stay in Hile
* Optional to trek further for about 20 min. to Tikhedunga

Day 04: Trek To Ghorepani
Early breakfast and departure
Cross the suspension bridge
Climb the legendary 3250 stone steps to Ulleri village
Gradual climb to Banthanti
Final push through beautiful rhododendron forest to Ghorepani
Dinner and overnight stay in Ghorepani

Day 05: Ghorepani To Poon Hill To Tandapani
Early wake up (about 4 to 4.30 am)
Hike up to Poon Hill for about 1 hour
Enjoy the natural beauty of the Poon Hill view point combined with an epic sunrise!
Head back down to Ghorepani for breakfast and departure
Hike through rhododendron forest until Deurali
Descend towards Banthanti
Downwards hike followed by a climb of 2 hours until reaching Tandapani
Enjoy the views of the Annapurna South, Himchuli and the majestic Machhapuchhre
Overnight stay at Tandapani

Day 06: Tandapani To Chomrung
Breakfast and departure
Downhill trek until reaching a large suspension bridge
After crossing the bridge a climb of about 1 hour will take us to Gurung
Uphill trek for about an hour
After the climb an easy trail brings us to Chomrung
Overnight stay at Chomrong village
Traveler’s note: plastic water bottles are prohibited from here

Day 07: Choomrong To Dobhan
Breakfast and departure
Descending the 2500 stone stairs leads us to the Chomrong Khola (River)
After crossing the river we hike up about an hour to Sinwa
From Sinwa we enter the magical bamboo, rhododendron, fern and oak forest trail that leads to Bamboo
Continue through the forest until reaching Dobhan
Overnight stay at Dobhan village

Day 08: Dobhan To Deurali
Breakfast and departure
Slightly uphill trek along the cool forest until reaching the Himalaya hotel
Heading further up we get to see the famous Hinku Cave
Short push until reaching Deurali
Overnight stay at Deurali village

Day 09: Deurali To Machapuchhre Base Camp (3700 M)
Breakfast and departure
Climb up to the top of Deurali
Enjoy the amazing views from above
Further climb through forest trails until reaching MBC
Overnight stay at the lower altitudes to avoid altitude sickness at MBC
Traveler’s note: the next morning we head out early so prepare your camera!

Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp To Bamboo
Early wake up (4am)
Prepare for our climb to ABC (don’t forget flashlights and camera)
Steep climb for about 1 hour
Gently upwards climb until reaching the Base Camp
Enjoy the views and reaching our target destination of this trek!
Mountain panoramas of the Annapurna South, Himchuli and the Annapurna massif (8091m) the 10th highest mountain in the world together with the sunrise will give you memories for a life time
Head back down to MBC for breakfast and departure
Following the same trail back past Dobhan to Bamboo
Overnight stay at Bamboo village

Day 11: Dobhan To Jhinu Danda
Breakfast and departure
A gently climb followed by a straight path leads us to upper Sinwa
Descend down to the Chomrong Khola
Following the familiar trail back up to Chomrong
From here we head straight to Jhinu Danda
Overnight stay at Jhinu Danda
Traveler’s note: Jhinu Danda has access to natural healing hot springs a nominal fee for a ticket is charged so bring some rupees before heading down there, a cultural program can also be organized with the trekking crew and the locals to celebrate your achievement of reaching ABC! Please inform to your guide.

Day 12: Jhinu Danda To Nayapool, Drive To Pokhara
Breakfast and departure
Our last day of trekking will bring us on an easy going trail to Nayapul (New Bridge)
It will take about 5 hours to reach Nayapul
From Nayapul after our ACAP check we take a taxi or local bus back to Pokhara
After reaching the hotel in Pokhara we get the rest of the day free
Overnight stay in Pokhara city

Day 13: Drive Back To Kathmandu
Hotel breakfast and checkout
Depart from the tourist bus park back to Kathmandu
Transfer to the hotel for check in and farewell to the Peregrine guide and porter(s)
Rest of the day free for souvenir shopping or leisure
Overnight stay in Kathmandu city
Traveler’s note: it is common to tip staff for providing a good service during your trek

Day 14: Final Departure To Your Country
Hotel breakfast and checkout
Transfer to the International airport 3 hours before your departing time
Traveler’s note: for late flights you have the option to go sightseeing with our guide around the Kathmandu valley, please inquire us during your booking

- What Will You Do

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara driving by AC Tourist bus
Day 03: Pokhara drive to Nayapul trek to Hile
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani
Day 05: Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tandapani
Day 06: Tandapani to Chomrung
Day 07: Chomrong to Dobhan
Day 08: Dobhan to Deurali
Day 09: Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 m)
Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo
Day 11: Dobhan to Jhinu Danda
Day 12: Jhinu Danda to Nayapul, Drive to Pokhara
Day 13: Drive Back to Kathmandu
Day 14: Final departure to your country

- What To Expect

- Views of Mt. Annapurna, South Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli and many more.
- Traditional villages
- Beautiful rivers and Rhododendron Forests
- Ghorepani Poon Hill
- The hot springs at Jhinu Danda
- Kathmandu and Pokhara city

- What Is Included

- Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin-sharing basis including breakfast.
- Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara on a twin-sharing basis including breakfast.
- Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid & altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing, and medicine.
- Twin sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
- Daily Meals are chosen from the Menu (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
- Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit
- TIMS Trekking Permit (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Annapurna Trek
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
- Peregrine Treks’ duffel bag (If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre-meeting at our office)
- Pokhara to treks start point Nayapul and trek finish point Phedi to Pokhara transport by Private vehicle
- Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu transport by tourist bus (if you want to take a flight or want to travel by private vehicle is available, by adding extra cost)
- Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
- Gifts of Peregrine Treks (T-shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
- Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
- All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

- What Is Not Included

- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
- Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa upon arrival at the Airport.
- International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot shower
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
- Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
- Personal trekking gears
- Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned in Price Includes section.

- Transfers

We will provide airport transfer service as per the client's international flight schedule from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal


What type of shape do I need to be in, is this trip for me?
Annapurna base camp trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. Persons suffering from a pre-existing medical condition must seek medical advice/consent before considering the trek. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized. To prepare for the trek you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest. They are physically strong, sharp-witted and have an incredibly positive attitude towards a life that we would consider extremely tough. There is something about a trek in the Himalaya that draws you back time and time again. For keen walkers, it is a paradise and even avowed non-walkers find that one foot just seems to follow the other, drawn by the appeal of what lies beyond.
Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?
Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.
Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon on arrival at the airport?
YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency and for multiple Entry of 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100.
Do I need any extra documents?
Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.
What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu, Pokhara and in trekking?
We use standard rooms at three-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, teahouses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We can also offer you Ace the Himalaya sleeping bags if needed (to be returned after the trip) but it is a good idea to always have your own sleeping equipment. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory style. At times when possible, dining will be around a bon fire. In teahouses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission. The toilet in teahouses provides essential and basic facilities and is always outside the room.
Is the guesthouse are heated?
The guesthouse does not facilitate a heater or air conditioner. However as it gets colder above 3,500m, they do have a facility of hitting the dining area by providing kerosene or metal heater. USD 1 to USD 3 per person would be applicable to use this service and this is payable directly to the guesthouse.
Where do we go to the toilet along the trail? Is it similar to Kilimanjaro and just wherever we can find privacy?
At most cases, you can use the toilet provided by the tea houses/lodges on the trail but normally in case of emergency, you just do toilet along the trail wherever you find privacy.
Do I need to bring toilet paper for the trek?
All the guest houses sell the toilet paper so you can buy it there itself. Hand sanitizer and a towel you must bring your own.
Is there a possibility of getting separate rooms for the trip? If so how much extra will this cost?
During the trek, we will try our best but normally the lodges have twin sharing and dormitory styled room instead of a single room. The lodges will provide a private room for one person when the room is the free and additional cost is not required. In Kathmandu and Pokhara, USD 45 Per Room Per Night would be added as a single supplement fee. The single supplements are always guaranteed in Kathmandu and Pokhara but not in the mountain especially during the peak time.
What sort of food can I expect in trekking?
Most teahouses (lodges) trails cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many villages, you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you’ll stay at while for the lunch you would be stopping by on the way where you can order your meals as per your choice. Guide will help you to stop by at best possible places to eat. Please note that meals are not included in this trip. You need to allocate USD 20 to USD 30 Per Person Per day for the breakfast, lunch and dinner while in the mountain during the trekking days.
Is the food in the mountain prepared to international standard in terms of safety?
YES, the food is very safe during the trekking and we recommend you to eat vegetarian and local food. Please follow the suggestion of our guide on the trek.
I am a Vegetarian, is that a Problem?
No problem at all because mostly, the lodges serve the vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at a high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.
What is the drinking water facility in the mountain?
Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and teahouses till Chhomrong, which you can buy at the cost of USD 2 at lower elevations to USD 4 to higher elevation per litre. Above Chhomrong you have to purify water or buy purified bottled water as the plastics are banned by Annapurna Conservation area, therefore, they don’t sell plastic bottled mineral water. If you are planning to drink normal water all the way during trek, purifying water with any sort of purification tablets or drop is must. You can bring your own purifier or can purchase it in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
What opportunities will I have for a shower along the trek?
In major places, we arrange guesthouse with proper running shower, which is not possible at Machhapuchare Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp so in these places, water in the bucket will be provided for the shower at the cost of USD 2 to USD 4 per bucket (Roughly one bucket is enough to shower for one person).
How much additional money do I need per day?
It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu and Pokhara you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 20 to USD 30 per person a day will be enough to buy meals, bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking.
Can I use credit cards in the places I visit in trekking?
In Kathmandu and Pokhara, yes – to some extent. Once you are out of the cities, all you need is cash. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains.
What mode of transportation do you use?
We provide you with only those options, which enhance your local experience while allowing you to travel comfortably and efficiently. We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and pickups. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, vans, tourist bus to and from Kathmandu/ Pokhara. All the vehicles are usually air-conditioned unless you are travelling in cooler areas.
What is the best season for this trekking?
Our trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September, the monsoonal rains decrease. By the end of September to December, the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December is the best time to do this trek.
What is the weather & temperature like in trekking?
One of the most unpredictable elements of the mountain is the weather. If you’re not properly prepared for the twists, turns and volatility of the conditions that can occur in this breathtaking region, you might find yourself in an uncomfortable and unpleasant situation. Here are some weather basics to help ensure that you come to the Himalayas as well equipped and prepared to face anything. Generally speaking, the nights are much cooler than the daytime hours in the Annapurna region. Many first-time trekkers are surprised to learn about the incredible range that may occur in a given day. During the day, the thermometer could reach temps as high as 25 degrees C (77 Degrees F), only to dip down as low as -5 degrees C (23 Degrees F) in less than 24 hours. While there’s no way to know exactly what each day in the mountains will bring, the weather and temperature ranges tend to be somewhat predictable based on the month and season. Spring – March / April / May / June Spring happens to be one of the best times of the year to visit the Annapurna region, although because of this, it can become somewhat crowded. The beautiful clear blue sky can be seen and the many different species of flower are visible in the lower altitude. During springtime, the average temperature is 20 degrees C (68 Degrees F), with a maximum of 25 degrees C (77 Degrees F), during sunny days and a minimum of 0 degrees C (32 Degrees F), in the morning and at night for areas above 2500 meters. July / August Through Mid-September is Monsoon Season This season is not really recommended to travel as it rains in the lower altitudes. There are positive sides of trekking during the monsoon months as the excess rainfall can provide ample chance to see spectacular views of the waterfall and it’s also the best season to avoid the crowds. During this time, the average temperature is 25degrees C (77 Degrees F), with a maximum of 30 degrees C (86 Degrees F), during sunny days and a minimum of 5 degrees C (41 Degrees F), in the morning and at night for areas above 2500 meters. Autumn – End of September / October / November Similar to springtime, autumn in this region is also a crowded season, but it’s one of the best times to trek. While it lacks the beauty of flowers, the clear blue sky can be seen, affording incredible views from just about every angle. The average temperature during the fall is 20 degrees C (68 Degrees F), with a maximum temp of 25 degrees C (77 Degrees F), during sunny days and a minimum of -5 degrees C (23 Degrees F), in the morning and at night, for areas above 2500 meters altitude. Winter- December/ January/ February Winter start from mid December till mid February in this region. People still like to trek in this month due to fewer crowds. The average temperature during the winter is 10 degrees C (50 Degrees F), with a maximum temp of 17 degrees C (62.6 Degrees F), during sunny days and a minimum of -10 degrees C (14 Degrees F), in the morning and at night, for areas above 2500 meters altitude. The above temperature is based on outside of the guesthouse temperature. No need worry about the cold temperature as we provide the sleeping bag plus the extra blanket to make sure our clients are warm enough during the time of need.
What immunizations will I need?
You don’t need to submit any immunization documents to enter Nepal however if you have been immunized with diphtheria TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus then that is a plus point but it’s not mandatory. We also recommend: · A dental check-up prior to travelling. · That you know your blood group in case of emergency. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, which might affect you on tour, you make these known to your tour leader and Ace the Himalaya at the time of your booking.
What if I am very sick in the mountain?
Our guides are 24 hours available for the services during the trek. They are trained to use first aid kit and have knowledge to use Oxy meter. They are very much aware that higher the altitude the oxygen level gets lesser so to get updated on the oxygen level of our client and to know whether they are fit enough or needs extra precautions to continue. Guides carry local sim cards both Nepal Telecom and NCell in order to update whereabouts and situation of our every client. During the time of emergency our guides are alert and keeps updated to head office in Kathmandu that is available 24 /7 to arranging from horse to mules or helicopters in the must needed cases especially when client is seriously sick in the mountain and needed to be hospitalized.
Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?
Holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along with your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food. Please consult with your guide and he will update our office in Kathmandu and we can make the arrangements accordingly. If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible whereas if you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure you discuss with your group and guide and your guide will update us accordingly.
I would like to extend my holiday, any recommendations?
Yes, there are plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip.
All your departure is guaranteed to run?
YES, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants; we can arrange the trip for one person as well as a private trip at very minimal additional cost. Please inquire about this during the time of booking.

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