AnnapurnaAnnapurnaThe Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most famous trekking adventures in Nepal.
TRIP Grade: Moderate
Max Elevation: 4210 Meters
Total Duration: 14 days
Best Time: March – May & Sept – Dec
It is equally captivating as it is endearing. Being that, the journey is certainly expected to be beautiful because it takes place in the wonderful Annapurna region of Nepal.
Not only is the experience quite amazing, but it is also very fascinating. As a matter of fact, half the people who visit Nepal tend to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Thus, you definitely do not want to miss this trekking experience! Additionally, the journey is also a perfect trip that includes the best highlights of the region. In like manner, it is relatively easy to do as well.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a great way to revel in the cerulean Annapurna Mountain massif. Moreover, the trekking trail goes through many ethnic Magar and Gurung villages. Likewise, you will pass many settlements lying at the foothills of the Himalayas. Identically, the sights of terrace farms and wide open valleys set against the backdrop of the mountains are also common. In the same fashion, small chortens and Gumbas make appearances along the way as well. You will also notably witness colorful prayer flags swaying in the crisp mountain wind. In addition, the Himalayan tapestry compliments the natural beauty of the Annapurna landscape quite spectacularly. Together with the tranquil ambiance and natural riches, you are sure to have a time of your life!
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek Highlights
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek includes many features and hallmarks of the region. Correspondingly, the trip includes dramatic views of the Annapurna Mountain massif. Furthermore, you will also see the views of prominent Himalayan peaks like Machhapuchhre and Gangapurna as well. Moreover, mountain peaks like the Lamjung Himal, Fang and the Hiunchuli Himal are also present.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts with the lake-side city of Pokhara. In contrast to Kathmandu, Pokhara is blessed with the views of the Annapurna Himalayas in close proximity. Together with the mountains, Pokhara is also known as the adventure capital of Nepal. Owning to its name as a “lake-side city”, the tranquility of the pristine Phewa Lake blesses Pokhara.
Furthermore, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek also includes various ethnic mountain villages. Together with the natural scenery, you will also get acquainted with the Magar and Gurung culture. Consequently, the trekking trail goes through prominent destinations like Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrong, Dovan and Deurali among many others. As a matter of fact, the trekking trails also go through the famed Annapurna Sanctuary. Therefore, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also called the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.
Being that, other major highlights of the trip include the vantage point of Poon Hill. Owing to its characteristic as a vantage point, you can witness a grand panorama of the entire Mount Annapurna massif from there. Coupled with the ethereal sunrise view amidst the Annapurna Himalayas, you can witness a dream-like moment that is sure to stick out in your minds for years to come!
Best time to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
You can do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek on the spring or the autumn seasons. These are the best seasons to do the trek. However, you can choose any time of the year to do the trek and we will arrange it for you. In the same fashion, it is a moderate trekking journey, and anyone can do it. As a matter of fact, you do not need any previous trekking experience to do this.
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- What Will You DoTrekking
- What Is IncludedAirport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
Two night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by tourist bus then by private car to and from Nayapul.
Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, meals and accommodation.
Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
A comprehensive medical kit
- What Is Not IncludedMeals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
Nepal entry visa Fees: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
All kind of cold drinks including water, coke, Fanta, juice etc.
WI-Fi internet during the trek
Personal trekking equipment
Tips for airport representative, tour guide, trekking staff, driver etc.