Trip Overview

The Annapurna Base Camp trek brings you into the heart of the Himalayas from the very start of the hike. With so many spectacular high peaks on show, it is no surprise this week-long hike is high on many people’s itinerary. Whether traveling for a short time or traveling with older children, this trek is for everyone: the scenery is incredible, culture is engaging, accommodation comfortable and walking not too strenuous. From the Annapurna Base Camp, and the Machhapuchhre Base Camp the views are of the majestic Machhapuchhre (better known as Fish Tail), Mount Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, and Annapurna III, amongst others. At the Annapurna sanctuary, there is a 360-degree panorama and a near vertical view of the south face of the Annapurna towering above.

The trail passes through interesting villages and terraced farmland, giving an insight into how the locals of this area live. It also winds through rhododendron forests, passes and over glacier rivers and waterfalls, and allows spectacular views of sheer cliffs with rivers running below. And of course, the Himalayas provide an awe-inspiring backdrop! With the highest altitude being 4,130m at Annapurna Base Camp, and a steady but gentle increase in altitude in the days proceeding, there is little likelihood of altitude related problems. This is also an almost an all-year-round route which fits into most visitors’ Nepal schedule.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu Airport. Overnight Kathmandu Hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus 7 hours. Overnight Pokhara. (B)

Day 3: Drive to Nayapul, and trek to Ghandruk 6 to 7 hours. Overnight in tea house. (B/L/D)

Day 4: Trek Ghandruk to Chomrong Village 6 to 7 hours. Overnight in tea house. (B/L/D)

Day 5: Trek Chomrong to Himlayan 6 to 7 hours. Overnight in tea house. (B/L/D)

Day 6: Trek Himalayan to Annapurna Base camp 6 to 7 hours. Overnight inTea house. (B/L/D)

Day 7: Trek Annapurna Base camp to Bamboo 6 to 7 hours. Overnight in tea house. (B/L/D)

Day 8: Trek Bamboo to Jhinu 6 to 7 hours. Overnight inTea house. (B/L/D)

Day 9: Trek Jhinu to Pokhara 6 to 7 hours. Overnight in Pokhara. (B/L)

Day 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus 7 hours. Overnight in Kathmandu. (B)

Day 11: Departure to your country. (B)

Included

  • Local transfers for your international flight x 2 (arrival/ departure)
  • Local transfers for your domestic flights x 4
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu Drive
  • Pokhara-Nayapool-Pokhara Drive
  • ACAP Permit and TIMS Card
  • Guide for 7 days
  • Porter for 7 days
  • Two nights accommodation in a Kathmandu hotel (Hotel Holy Himalaya or similar)
  • 6 night accommodation in mountain teahouses
  • 7 x set breakfast, 7 x set lunch and 6x set dinner while on trek.
  • Staff insurance and necessary ground transport for support staff

Excluded

  • International flight ticket and Nepal Entry Visa
  • Personal travel insurance (Which should include coverage for trekking)
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu, except the farewell dinner
  • Personal gear for trekking (Including any your may wish to hire in Kathmandu), any personal expenses (i.e. soft and alcoholic drinks, snacks etc.)

Good to Know

1. Trekking equipment

The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the backpack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:

  • Good down Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you do not have on your own and it is to be returned after the trek.
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.
  • Daypack bag for yourself
  • A down Jacket
  • Shade hat
  • Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  • A pair of lightweight warm gloves.
  • T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
  • Lightweight thermal tops.
  • Fleece jacket.
  • Fleece Wind-proved jacket (optional).
  • A pair’s nylon hiking shorts which are quick drying one
  • Underwear
  • Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
  • Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
  • Four pairs of liner warm socks
  • A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots.
  • A pair of light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
  • A pair sandal (Optional)
  • A water bottle.
  • Head/Torch Light.
     

2. Medicines and First Aid Kits

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches like DMX.
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  • Imodium or Peptone besom, Flexon capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • Diamox 125 or 250mg or 400mg tablets for altitude sickness.
  • 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.(Sherpa expedition and Trekking company's team also provide first aid kits)
     

3. Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip care (Balm) At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  • Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
  • Pocket knife.
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kits and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Note Regarding Itineraries:
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan and their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd.  Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu Airport. Overnight Kathmandu Hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus 7 hours. Overnight Pokhara. (B)

Day 3: Drive to Nayapul, and trek to Ghandruk 6 to 7 hours. Overnight in tea house. (B/L/D)

Day 4: Trek Ghandruk to Chomrong Village 6 to 7 hours. Overnight in tea house. (B/L/D)

Day 5: Trek Chomrong to Himlayan 6 to 7 hours. Overnight in tea house. (B/L/D)

Day 6: Trek Himalayan to Annapurna Base camp 6 to 7 hours. Overnight inTea house. (B/L/D)

Day 7: Trek Annapurna Base camp to Bamboo 6 to 7 hours. Overnight in tea house. (B/L/D)

Day 8: Trek Bamboo to Jhinu 6 to 7 hours. Overnight inTea house. (B/L/D)

Day 9: Trek Jhinu to Pokhara 6 to 7 hours. Overnight in Pokhara. (B/L)

Day 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus 7 hours. Overnight in Kathmandu. (B)

Day 11: Departure to your country. (B)

Included

  • Local transfers for your international flight x 2 (arrival/ departure)
  • Local transfers for your domestic flights x 4
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu Drive
  • Pokhara-Nayapool-Pokhara Drive
  • ACAP Permit and TIMS Card
  • Guide for 7 days
  • Porter for 7 days
  • Two nights accommodation in a Kathmandu hotel (Hotel Holy Himalaya or similar)
  • 6 night accommodation in mountain teahouses
  • 7 x set breakfast, 7 x set lunch and 6x set dinner while on trek.
  • Staff insurance and necessary ground transport for support staff

Excluded

  • International flight ticket and Nepal Entry Visa
  • Personal travel insurance (Which should include coverage for trekking)
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu, except the farewell dinner
  • Personal gear for trekking (Including any your may wish to hire in Kathmandu), any personal expenses (i.e. soft and alcoholic drinks, snacks etc.)

Good to Know

1. Trekking equipment

The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the backpack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:

  • Good down Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you do not have on your own and it is to be returned after the trek.
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.
  • Daypack bag for yourself
  • A down Jacket
  • Shade hat
  • Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  • A pair of lightweight warm gloves.
  • T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
  • Lightweight thermal tops.
  • Fleece jacket.
  • Fleece Wind-proved jacket (optional).
  • A pair’s nylon hiking shorts which are quick drying one
  • Underwear
  • Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
  • Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
  • Four pairs of liner warm socks
  • A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots.
  • A pair of light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
  • A pair sandal (Optional)
  • A water bottle.
  • Head/Torch Light.
     

2. Medicines and First Aid Kits

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches like DMX.
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  • Imodium or Peptone besom, Flexon capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • Diamox 125 or 250mg or 400mg tablets for altitude sickness.
  • 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.(Sherpa expedition and Trekking company's team also provide first aid kits)
     

3. Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip care (Balm) At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  • Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
  • Pocket knife.
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kits and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Note Regarding Itineraries:
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan and their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd.  Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount.