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Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 15 days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 15 days

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  • Itinerary
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Journey to the Golden Mountains

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in context of Trekking in Nepal is one of the most thrilling and mind boggling adventure in the heart of the Himalayas. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the most enthralling activity for trekkers as it meets up all the requirements they have in mind about what motto are they trekking for. 

A relaxing bus drive piercing the heart of nature starts off from Pokhara to Nayapool dropping you at the first step of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The foot trail then leads you to Ghorepani via Tikhedhunga and Ulleri plunging through the Rhododendron forests flourishing with the magnificent beauty of the pine trees. 

The Poon Hill morning hike is one of the renowned and most talked about routines all across the globe. The golden hour is the time to be at Poon Hill where you will be rewarded with the heart-melting sight of the majestic snow-capped mountains wrapped around the golden blanket of the. The trek from Poon Hill to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is a straight trek via Bamboo to Chhumroong which then is followed by Himalaya and Deurali. A short hike from the Machhapuchhre Base Camp will roll you toward your ultimate destination, “The Annapurna Base Camp”. 

As your lungs fill with the chilled mountain air you finally grasp the glimpse of the most beautiful creation of Mother Nature. Moreover, the enthralling beauty of the Annapurna lets you forget all your hectic routines and truly enjoy nature’s raw beauty. On the way back, the natural hot water springs at Tatopani will ease away the tiredness of the trek. 

Snow Bank Adventure serves as your perfect travel companion with the majestic Annapurna Base Camp trek assisting you with the best trekking experience festooned by the rich culture and the heart-melting beauty of the well-endowed Annapurna Region.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at TIA, Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 03: Kathmandu - Pokhara (827m/2,700ft) 5-6 hrs drive

Day 04: Pokhara (8,27m/2,700ft) - Naya Pul - Ulleri (1,940m/6,360ft): 80 minutes drive, 5 - 6 hrs trek

Day 05: Ulleri-Ghorepani (2,750m/9,020ft): 5-6 hrs trek

Day 06: Ghorepani-Poon Hill (3,210m/10,532ft)-Tadapani(2,630m/8,629ft): 6 - 7 hrs trek

Day 07: Tadapani - Chhomrong (2,210m/7,250ft): 5-6hrs trek

Day 08: Chhomorong - Himalaya(2,840m/9,320ft): 6-7 hrs trek

Day 09: Himalaya - MBC(3,700m/12,140ft) - ABC(4,130m/13,550ft): 6-7 hrs trek

Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp - Bamboo (2,310m/7,580ft): 5-6 hrs trek

Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,760m/5,770ft): 5-6 hrs trek

Day 12: Jhinu Danda - Pothana(1,990m/6,530ft): 6-7 hrs trek

Day 13: Pothana - Dhampus Phedi(1,130m/3,710ft) - Pokhara(827m/2,710ft): 2-3 hrs trek 25 minutes drive

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu(1,300m/2,960ft): 25 minutes flight

Day 15: Final Departure



Subsequent to arriving in Kathmandu, a delegate from Snow Bank Adventure will pick you up and take you to your hotel. At night, there will be an appreciated supper hosted by Snow Bank Adventure. 

Accomodation: Over night at Star Hotel

Meals: D

After breakfast, we start our voyage through four astonishing UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These incorporate the compositionally rich Durbar Square, the hallowed Hindu sanctuary of Pashupati Nath, the fascinating 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath), and Bauddha Nath Stupa which is probably the most enthralling stupa on the planet.

Accomodation: Overnight at hotel

Meals: B

The day’s journey starts with heavy breakfast, left the hotel to the tourist bus stand to catch the bus drive to Pokhara. After an hour's drive, the journey goes downhill before entering Naubise Bazaar. Then the bus follows the Prithivi Highway Passes through so many small towns and crossing some bridges before entering Muglin Bazaar, the biggest transit point of Nepal. The day drives to Pokhara along the side of Trisuli River which rises from Gosainkunda, northeast of Kathmandu. From Muglin Bazaar, a short drive to cross the Muglin Bridge above Trisul River. This journey offers fascinating glimpses of rural Nepal like you pass the scene of middle Hill. The route goes continuously crossing so many small towns and bridges above Madi River and Seti River before entering Tourist Bus Park(Pokhara). From here, it takes a short duration drive to your hotel.

Accomodation: Overnight at teahouse

Meals: B

We take an early morning drive to Naya Pul( it takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes) and begin the trek. From Nayapul, we start the walk to Ulleri passing through some lovely villages and beautiful sceneries, the most part possessed by the Gurung people group. But the Ulleri is a beautiful inhabited place of the Magar community, where we spend our overnight.

Accomodation: Overnight at teahouse

Meals: B L D

After breakfast, we rise to Ghorepani town. The name Ghorepani in Nepali signifies 'horse-water' because of it being a significant campground for brokers before it turned into a trekker's stop. Ghorepani is a fascinating spot with little shops and slows down for selling neighborhood items and artworks. The town has two sections: one out of a seat and the other a couple of hundred feet lower. We stop at the higher piece of the Ghorepani town that offers all-encompassing perspectives on the encompassing mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri Mountain. Since Ghorepani lies very higher than our last stop, we start to feel the cold climate, particularly at nighttime.

Accomodation: Overnight at teahouse

Meals: B L D

To get the dawn over the Himalayas, we make an early morning move along the lofty trail to the perspective of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft), the most prevalent trekking goal of the Annapurna locale. It is additionally an extraordinary perspective to appreciate the stunning perspectives on Mustang, Pokhara, and more than 20 of the most noteworthy mountains including the nearby perspectives on the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The frigid pinnacles of the high mountains loom above and around us sparkling in the first part of the daylight. In the wake of taking photos and having some espresso or tea or hot cocoa, we return back to Ghorepani. After breakfast, we head east and climb a close-by edge. We dive through rhododendron woods, go by fabulous cascades en route and reach Tadapani to go through the night.

Accomodation: Overnight at teahouse

Meals: B L D

From Tadapani, we make slides downhill through the beautiful farmland Chule to Kimrong Khola. After lofty rising from Kimrong Khola to Chere Danda, we dive for some time and afterward, it's a delicate stroll to Chhomrong village. Chhomrong is a lovely Gurung village situated on the lap of the goliath Annapurna.

Accomodation: Overnight at teahouse

Meals: B L D

We drop down through 2500 steps and cross the scaffold(hanging bridge) above Chhomrong Khola. From here it is a tough move to Sinuwa(2340m) and the trek goes through wonderful woodland to Kuldihar pursued by a simple downhill stroll to Bamboo for lunch. After that keep climb passing through the several avalanche chutes before entering Dobhan. We go through the green forest to achieve Himalaya where the timberland opens up and we are out in the sun again with dumbfounding perspectives on the frigid stream underneath.

Accomodation: Overnight at teahouse

Meals: B L D

It is a lofty move up through a lot of drier woodland before coming to Hinku Cave. From here we can see the trail drop nearer to the stream before climbing again to Deurali, the most picturesque stretch of the day. The climb from Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is fairly strenuous. From Machhapuchhre base camp, we get brilliant perspectives on the lofty Machhapuchhre alongside Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli, and Gangapurna which is surely a compensating background. The vegetation vanishes on our approach to ABC and the way broadens as we enter the Annapurna haven, the most picturesque stretch of the day. From here, we get thrilling perspectives on the close vertical south face of Annapurna transcending above us. The haven brags of a dynamic view without anything hindering the 360-degree display.

Accomodation: Overnight at teahouse

Meals: B L D

From the Annapurna base camp, we backtrack by means of Bamboo. The present trek is downhill, so it shouldn't be exceptionally troublesome. Additionally, we will consistently have the organization of the exceptional scene to brighten us up.

Accomodation: Overnight at teahouse

Meals: B L D

From Bamboo, it is a tough trek to Sinuwa village pursued by a declining stroll to Chhomrong Khola. At that point, we climb the stone strides to Chhomrong. The trail at that point slides to Jhinu Danda, where we will rest for the evening. Today we will have a chance to appreciate the natural aquifers( hot water spring) which is only a 15-20 minute downhill stroll from Jhinu Danda to relieve our throbbing body.

Accomodation: Overnight at teahouse

Meals: B L D

The trail at that point slides to Kimrong Khola. Cross the suspension bridge above Kimrong Khola and easy walk to the New bridge. Follow the trail along the riverside before ascending to the Landruk village, then it is a tough walk to Landruk village for the Lunch of the day. After Lunch an easy way walks to reach Tolka village, then the trail leads climb up to the hilltop tiny village of Deurali(2,100m/5,892ft). There is a perfect view of Mt. Dhaulagiri I(8167m/26796ft) on the left and the Annapurna range on the right side. The trek leads descending through the farmland and green forest to the Pothana village. Where spend overnight with fantastic views of fishtail mountain and some other peaks too.

Accomodation: Overnight at teahouse

Meals: B L D

The trek slides downhill crossing the green forest entering a beautiful Dampus village. Then the trail continues to descend through the red color clay and green forest to reach the agricultural village Phedi, which is the lunch spot for the day. In the wake of trekking some more minutes, we enter the Dhampus Phedi. From Dhumpus Phedi, it takes only 25 minutes southward drive passing through Baglung Highway to return back to your hotel.

Accomodation: Overnight at teahouse

Meals: B L

We fly to Kathmandu in the evening. In the wake of landing in Kathmandu, we will be accompanied to our inn. We appreciate the day relaxed or make up for lost time with some very late shopping or investigate any tourist spots we missed during our first day in Kathmandu. To commend the fruitful culmination of our voyage, we will have a goodbye supper at night.

Accomodation: Overnight at hotel

Meals: B D

Our adventure in Nepal reaches an end today! A Snow Bank Adventure delegate will drop you off at the air terminal roughly 3 hours before your booked flight. On our approach to home, you will have a lot of time to design your next experience in the magnificent nation of Nepal.

Accomodation:

Meals: B

Cost Include

  • Airport Transportation
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by private vehicle
  • Professional government-registered tourist guide
  • Accommodation 3 nights in Kathmandu and 2 nights in Pokhara with Bed and breakfast
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara by standard tourist bus
  • Pokhara - Kathmandu by domestic flight
  • Transportation from the starting  and ending point of trekking by private vehicle
  • Three meals and tea, coffee during the trek
  • Safe drinking water( treated with chlorine and iodine)
  • Permit of the trek(TIMS, Conservation, and National park fee)
  • All types of necessary government  paperwork and government taxes
  • Guide and Porter(meals, wages, Insurance & transpiration )
  • An English speaking  government registered trekking guide 
  • Trekking equipment like a raincoat, sleeping bag, down jacket, and walking pole

Cost Exclude

  • Personal expenses
  •  Personal & medical insurance
  •  Rescue evacuation by Helicopter in Emergency case
  • Beverage and Bar bills( soft drinks, hard drinks, and mineral water)
  • Boiled water
  •  Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu except for welcome and  farewell dinner
  • Electronic devise recharge
  • Wifi during the trek
  • Tips

Faqs

The country Nepal spread the east to west. It lies between Chain and India. The land area of Nepal is 1,47,181km2. It is the second biggest country in water sources. The current population of Nepal is 2,90,00,000. Among them 34% < 15yrs, 61% from 15-64yrs, 5% > 64yrs & 1,800 births/day. More than 125 languages and local dialects are spoken but Nepali is the most speaking language in Nepal. English is understood in tourist and trekking areas. Many trekking and tour guides can speak other western and eastern languages. Religions: Hindus are 81%, Buddhists are 9%(especially living in high Northern regions), Muslims are 4.5%, and Christians are1.4%. Land area:-1,47,181km2 Low Terai 20.1%, Middle Hills 56.2%, High Himalaya 23.7%, Arable land 16.8%, Forest 25.4% Time Zone: Nepal is 5’45” ahead from GMT and 15 minutes faster than Indian Time.

There are two main trekking seasons in Nepal. Spring (From 3rd week of February to 1st week of May) and autumn(From 3rd week of September to 1st week of December ). These seasons are common to all trekking routes. The Everest and Annapurna regions are very crowded during march-April and mid-October to the end of November. The weather is warm with flowers in rain shadow areas during the monsoon seasons. But the flooding and landslide can be damaged to the mountain road which can make major delay in time schedule. Leeches also found in lower trails during the monsoon that can make uncomfortable while walking. The trekkers can explore all year round in Mustang but are cold from December to the beginning of March. Likewise, Dolpo can be visited from mid of August to the first week of October. Poon Hill and Helambu like short treks can do during the winter( December to February) but it is cold at night. It is also possible for Annapurna, Manaslu, and Everest Base camp treks but the weather is very cold which makes the treks to tough.   The biggest season of tourist from October to December which is the best time to capture mountain views. There is also good temperature and clear sky after the monsoon.  The Middle Hills and Terai region ( Chitwan National Park and Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha) is the best time to explore in winter.  

There are different races of people inhabitant in Nepal. So that they are having different culture and also celebrating different festivals throughout the country. You can found differ in culture and festivals by their religion too. The Hindu celebrates Dashain and Tihar which is held in October and November. Likewise, Buddist celebrates Loshar at different times. Gurungs and Tamangs are enjoying January and Sherpas are celebrating the month of February. But you can found some common festivals like holly(color’s festival) celebrating in every religion which held at end of February and March. You can get a chance to observe some cultural festivals like Indrejatra and  Janai Purnima in August and Shiva Ratri in February. So many other festivals are celebrating throughout the country.

Passport

A six-month valid passport with some blank pages for a stamping visa is required. Do not forget to check your passport where correctly stamped arrival, departure, passport number, and visa date to avoid the possibility of complications. VISA Nepal provides an arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport. But you should complete the visa form with a recent passport size photo and pay the visa fee in foreign currency, preferably USD. Other major currencies are also acceptable. A single entry visa fee cost is 15 days USD 25.00 30 days USD 40.00 90 days USD 100.00  A foreigner can stay a maximum of 150 days in a calendar year.  They can be extended visa from the Immigration Office in Kathmandu or Pokhara. A minimum extension is USD 30.00(to be paid in Nepalese rupees) for 15 days.  Visa applications can be pre-registered online. Read the requirements and have a photo and all requested details available before starting the process.  http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa   Spare passport size photos and Document copies  Better to bring 6-8 recent passport size photos and some copies of your passport for use on the visa application, visa extensions, and Trekking permits.          


Our guides are trained in first aid, carry a comprehensive medical kit, and can deal with most of the problems encountered on treks. However, in the case of a serious accident outside help needs to be available. That’s why comprehensive insurance is essential. Trekking is not possible without full insurance cover, which you can purchase in your home country. You need to have full, personal, travel insurance that covers personal belongings, trip cancellation plus medical, rescue, and evacuation insurance(for air ambulance and helicopter rescue services). You must carry the company’s insurance policy certificate with you, it must include your name, address, policy number, contact numbers, and procedure for the company’s rescue department.

In case of a serious trekking accident, the insurance company will be contacted and they will take over the rescue process. Sending in the necessary ground or air support. Without it, your trekking teams would have tried to carry you out, possibly exacerbating your’s injuries. We will not risk that. Snow Bank Adventure’s staff are covered by our own full accidental and medical insurance.

Trekking entry permits are required to each of Nepal’s National Parks and Conservation Areas. The entry permits cost range from Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 3000 per entry and additional permits are required for Restricted Region Treks. We can manage all types of permits. There are five Restricted Regions which are close to the Tibetan border were opened for outside in 1990. The treks only can do with a professional guide and a minimum of two trekkers. Your original passport and extra photos are required to make permits for Upper Dolpo, Mustang, Nar-Phu, Tsum Valley, Manaslu, and Kanchenjunga trekking. The fees are according high and range from USD 90.00 - USD 500.00 for a week or 10 days then stiff daily amounts.

Credit cards are only accepted in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara. You have to make ready Nepalese Rupees to spend during the trek. That’s why you have to take a sufficient amount of Nepali Rupees on your trek. Your personal expenses should be only for hot showers, charging batteries, additional drinks, and snacks, the cost rising with altitude. You can make a ceremony with your trekking team at the end of the trek.

Regular walking or jogging activities for a few months before your trip will ensure high altitude trekking. People who trek so quickly and climb too high in a day may suffer Acute Mountain Sickness( AMS) so we call trekkers slow and steady walking. Stops for rests and do not carry more than 5 kg with you. Pre-fitness and stamina are required for trekking in Nepal. Spend at least two nights in the city before going to the trekking destination which gives time for acclimatization as well as easy to arrange necessary trekking permits.

We prefer the group size from 1-10 pax but more can be accommodated on request. There must be 2 persons accompanied by a registered guide in the Restrict Regions( Upper Dolpo, Mustang, Nar-Phu, Manaslu, and Kanchenjunga). Anyone who is reasonably fit and can walk for 5-6 hours a day in a hilly country can trek in Nepal. We suggest children up to 15 years stay below 3500m and above 15 years can tackle the higher routes.

A delegate from Snow Bank Adventure will meet you outside the terminal building and pick you up and take you to your hotel. We use cars or minibusses as the means of transportation in cities. For trekking, we use flights, local buses, minibusses or jeeps depends on the distance, terrain, and size of the group. There is a limitation on luggage up to 15 kg per person on small planes.

We provide selected 2-3 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a bed and breakfast basis. During the trek, local people built simple and clean Teahouses on their properties and offer choice able good, safe, and hot food with printed menus. We provide full board meals and lodging, tea or coffee, and safe drinking water during the treks. The cost of Wi-Fi, charging your device and batteries, bottled drinks, snacks, and curios is not included in your package.

There are countless shops that sell all types of the trekking gear in both Kathmandu and Pokhara. Top brands and high-quality gears are available in selected shops.

The kit is best packed in plastic bags inside the duffle bag to ensure dryness.

Bring a spare bag

Bed: Teahouse provide a bed sheet and pillow and can usually offer duvets.

Sleeping bag: lightweight with stuff bag ( ideally rated at - 10oc/ 14of for high altitude nights)

Boots with good treads and ankle support for ling treks, Spare walking shoes, spare laces

Hiking poles and Headtorch

Windproof Jacket

Down jacket ( for high altitude treks)

Thermal underwear on high altitude treks

Socks (thick and thin)

Shirt: 2-3 piece

Long trousers

Tracksuit Layers of warm tops( 2-3 piece)

Rain gear ( top with hood, pants can be useful)

Hat Scarf and gloves ( especially for high altitude treks)

Handkerchiefs and Tissues

Sunglasses ( particularly important for possible snow work)

An additional items Duffle bag and a day pack( plus inner plastic bags for waterproofing)

Sunscreen Toothbrush and paste, razor, Soap, and a face cloth can be useful Small towel (quick drying)

Personal medication and bandages Biodegradable soap and pegs for clothes

Ankle and knee guards

Leech oil to control leeches from May to October

Toilet paper

Book Diary, notebook, pen and pencil

Camera, Batteries, charger, and cards

spare batteries

The short treks need less clothes than longer treks

Camera cards and batteries are only available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. We advise carrying a set of camera batteries even if you have a charger. Nepal uses 220 volts through standard European round 2 or Indian round 3 pin plug sockets. Bring an adapter if you need one. Power outages are common everywhere.

Most of the day there is possible to recharge cell phones and camera batteries without cost but some parts of trekking should be paid for recharging your devices.

Most routes have cell phone availability at least near villages. The popular routes are better supplied.

Cards are only available in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and at the airstrip village of Juphal in the Dolpo region. We advise you to purchase the SIM card on arrival. NTC and NCL networks are available in Kathmandu, Everest, and Annapurna trails. Dolpo uses the Hullo network. Manaslu currently has poor reception, but landlines are available.

 Malaria is prevalent in the lowland  Terai regions from March to September. If you are touring in the Terai during this time it is recommended that you bring prescribed medication. Bring any necessary personal medication with you. Include sunscreen, lip guard and plasters, etc which can buy in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Acute Mountain Sickness is caused by your body’s reaction to a shortage of oxygen. Some people start to feel the effects of altitude sickness from 2800 meters. The symptoms are first noticeable in the brain or lungs and include headache, loss of appetite, nausea, coughing, and fatigue. Admit to the rest of your symptoms, don’t continue climbing higher to sleep. If the condition gets worse while resting, descent to a lower altitude. Rest until you feel better and then continue upwards slowly. Stop your trek not your life if necessary. Tell your guide if you are not feeling well and act on his advice. The prescription drug, Diamox can assist with the prevention of AMS symptoms. It is a diuretic that increases respiratory rate and breathing depth(also urine flow), assisting acclimatization by reducing headaches, nausea, and improving sleep. Take 1/2 a tablet 125mg or 250mg in 12 hours(fingers and feet may tingle, don’t worry)

With the range in altitudes in the Himalayas, weather prediction is notoriously difficult to expect the unexpected. Beautiful days, warm in the sun is followed by colder nights. From 1000-3500m temperatures may be 5o to 20oc, higher up they may be -10o to 20oc and above 5000m -15o to 20oc. Wind chill causes temperatures to plummet. Winter temperatures are commonly 10oc lower. Rain or snow can arrive without warning, throughout the year.

The cities, villages, and trails are everywhere safe. Courtesy and kindness are universal.

Nepal is unique where you could found lowland 75m - 8,848m Mt. Everest in a distance of only 200 km. Nepal is a multi-racial, multi-cultural, and multi-language country. It has also beautiful nature, ice-capped giants of high Himalaya, a lot of waterfalls, unique wildlife and so many species of flora and fauna. Its gentle and friendly people offer visitors a warm and sincere welcome. Nepal is the homeland of the Buddha. It offers so many adventures like a tour, trekking, rafting, jungle safari, paragliding, and boating, etc. So Nepal is a dreamland of people spread all over the world. Snow Bank Adventure wants a chance to design your first trip which will be memorable in your lifetime. We (Snow Bank Adventure) believe in an Eco-friendly nature and request that you join us in our efforts to improve our trekking routes and the environment in every possible way. That’s why we request you not to:- * Do not discard cigarette buds or matches and be very conscious of the dangers of fire. * Drop tissues, sweet papers, packets, or plastic items for correct disposal. Do not throw items into Teahouse fires or ovens, it may be offensive on religious grounds. Do not squat behind bushes or rocks anywhere near a stream. Dig a hole and cover it properly before leaving

Trip Fact

based on 5 reviews
accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu/Tea House during Trek
Height: 4,130m/13,545ft (ABC)
Best Season: Spring and Autumn
Grade: Moderate
Trip Duration: 15 Days
Trek Duration: 12 Days
Transportation: Car & Flight
Trip Type: Trekking
Activities: Sightseeing & Trekking in Himalaya

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