Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Facts of the Trip

Duration: 12 Days

Cost: USD $ 750 per person

Highest access: 4130m

Group Size: Min 2 to Max 14

Location: Annapurna Conservation Area Project

Grade: Easy - Classic

Best season: March, April,May & Oct , Nov- Dec

Culture: Cultural program with Special Dinner

Transportation: Private vehicle + Tourist Bus,

Accommodation: Tourist Standard Hotel in the City & Tea House

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch & Dinner + Tea or Coffee

  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  • Itinerary:
  • Cost Info
  • Guidelines
  • A B C Trek 10 Days
  • Date & Price

My Favorite Trekking into Annapurna region 15 times as a Guide for Popular Destination Route with well experiences in this filed. It helps for those travelers to make good decision for an amazing Holidays in the Annapurna Base Camp via Poon- Hill. You can just drop an email to our office with numbers of Trekkers, category of Hotels and full board services or Guide , porter services mention on your proper message. We are glad to provide all the details information as per your request and if you have group please ask special tour cost above 6 to 8 peoples or more.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC) is known as Annapurna Sanctuary.The trekking start from either Nayapul or Dhampus Phedi, there are 3 options in doing A B C. One option will heading towards to complete Ghorepani Poon-Hill 3210 m. Which is we called Panorama Trek as well. Another trails goes to  Syuli Bazar and option 3 will start from Dhampus so all the trails will join Chhomorong to go to Annapurna Base Camp 4130 m. We can walk everyday 5 / 7 hours in-between we stop for Lunch and trekking continue till next destination for overnight at Lodge so This Trekking route is most popular and magnificent views of Annapurna Himalayan range.

Annapurna region is in the north central part of Nepal containing chain of peaks that comprise the 10th highest peak in the world Annapurna I 8091m along with 13 peaks above 8000m range and 16 other peaks with 7000m altitudes. Annapurna region is protected by the Annapurna conservation Area Project (ACAP) within the  7,639m kilometer square range. It is the first and largest conservation area in Nepal. Situating at the east of Kali Gandaki isolated from Dhaulagiri & Annapurna
There are many mountains along the trek with different height such as Annapurna south ,Machapuchare (Fishtail) 6,993m, Mt. Hiuchuli 6441m and Gandarba Chuli etc as well as the hundreds of small peaks in the Annapurna region and you can enjoy with Nature, culture, local inhabitants and friendly environment of the Villagers. The A B C Trek can be done within 7-12 days so it will be depends upon your hiking speed and time. It is easy-classical trek to the Annapurna region.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Trail takes you to a journey to explore and discover the scenery of the various mountains with their different standing to the structure of Land. We pursue our trekking along the Rhododendron forests of the Hinku Cave traverse via the Gurung Village of Chomrong and Landrung, follwing  through Modi Khola (River). The path Modi Khola gives you splendid view of the Himchuli and Fishtail yes of course striking beauties than we will trek down to till Nayapul and take bus to Pokhara. When you will be in Pokhara it will provides you relaxation moment after completing your trek you will have pleasurable ambiance in Pokhara. Then we will drive back to Kathmandu where you can visit world heritage sites ( City Sightseeing in Kathmandu), shopping etc before going back to Home.

Day 01
Arrival at Kathmandu International airport (TIA) 1310 m- Welcome by Himalayan Magic Treks member and direct transfer to hotel in Kathmandu over night on Bed & Breakfast
Day 02
Drive from Kathmandu to Nayapul by Mini micro bus Trek to Hile (1,430 m) 3 hours walking overnight at Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 03
Trek to Ghorepani (2,860 m) 6 to 7 hours walking overnight at Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 04
Early Morning Sunrise View for Poon -Hill (3,210 m) again Trek to Tadapani (2,630 m) 6/7 hours walking overnight at Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
DAY 05
Trek to Sinuwa (2,360 m) 6 to 7 hours walking overnight at Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 06
Trek to Deurali (3,230 m) 7 hours walking overnight at Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 07
Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m) 5 hours overnight at Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 08
Early morning nice view of Annapurna I (8,091m), and Sunrise from Mt. Machhapuchre (6,993 m) also magnificent Himalayan panorama many etc, than trek back to Sinuwa overnight at Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch ,Dinner).
Day 09
Trek to Jhinu (1,780 m) 4 hours walking overnight at Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 10
Trek to Until Birethanti / Nayapul (1,050 m) 4 hours walking than by private transport to Pokhara overnight at Pokhara Hotel on Bed & Breakfast
Day 11
Drive back to Kathmandu by Deluxe Tourist bus overnight at Hotel on Bed & Breakfast. Evening farewell dinner with typical Nepali culture.
Day 12
Departure! Transport by car from your hotel to Airport for your onward destination. Services End of Himalayan Magic Treks.

Trip Cost: USD $ 750 per person /pax

The Trip cost will be vary depending on the Group Size duration of days and Services required please contact us via our email info@himalayanmagictreks.com with your details to obtain a quote.

Cost includes:

  • Airport Pick Up & Drops by private transport
  • All Ground Transportation above program
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) and Tea or Coffee
  • All the nights accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) during the Trek
  • 2 night's accommodation Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & breakfast
  • 1 Night accommodation in Pokhara on Bed & breakfast
  • An English Speaking Guide
  • One porter for two Guest's to carry your Luggage 25 Kg
  • All Government local Taxes
  • Annapurna conservation fees
  • (TIMS)Trekker’s information Management System
  • First Aid medical kit
  • General equipment for Porter during the Adventure trip
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Guide and Porters insurance during the trekking
  • Duffle Bag to protect your Luggage
  • Company T-shirt as gift
  • Tour Certificate
  • Farewell Dinner with typical Nepali culture

Cost excludes:

  • Dinner & Lunch in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as all Bar Bills Alcoholic or non Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects
  • Tips

Acute Mountains Sickness (AMS) sign:

Headache, often with the loss of appetite, nausea vomiting, tiredness, dizziness, distributed sleep. What to do? Stay at height for 1-2 days in lower place to acclimatization, descend or use diamox  (250mg every 12 hours).

HACE signs:

Severe headache, loss of balance/coordination, staggering, irrational behavior, confusion, drowsiness, coma, death (Sometimes in a few hours)
What to do? Check with straight-line heel-to-toe walking.  HACE victims cannot do it. DESCEND immediately , even at night, at least 1000m with someone else, oxygen, Gamow bag, keep patient warm, diamox to be safe also take hot garlic soup

HAPE Signs:

Breath (even at rest), dry cough/pink or rusty spit, blue lips/nails, very tired, low fever, gurgling breath, drowsy, coma, death.
What to do? See HACE + Nifedipine

PREVENTION:

Ascend slow (300-500m/day) don’t exert yourself, eat high carbohydrate foods, drink lots of water and locals recommend garlic soup avoid alcohol and caffeine.

For information in Manag / at least Listen Guide suggestion

Visit HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) doctors’ talk at 3pm( Mar-Apr, Oct-Nov)

Safety first:

Sprains and stains

Probably the most common accident in the area, Steep terrain and rough trails may cause many people strain their knees and ankles. Remember stretch before you start walking, take your time avoid trekking in the night time, and bring joint support bandages if you require hem.
Health posts. There are at least one health post in every VDC of the Area. This facility is open to trekkers who require medical attention. A novel a you can help the Health post is to leave any unwanted medicines at the center at the end of your trek. This may help other fellow trekkers ho need urgent medical care.

Rescue operation- how to be prepared?

We will be serious in this case to protect our clients in the Mountain and it should be able to organize a rescue evacuation for you quickly in your critical situation. If not the following precautions may prevent a long wait for a helicopter for rescues during emergency.
  Have travel insurance and carry your insurance policy number with you.
  Carry a credit card with you.
  Do the coordination with your Tour Guide to connection with responsible person of HMT to quick Rescue services to safe your Life
  Clients should Keep in touch with Company Manager during your travel time and Do not trust only Guide for this Emergency case
  Guest should be able to check First aid kit with your Guide , who goes to Mountains to guiding you and avoid trekking on your own.

Other problems:

•    Sick, Doctors at VDC health posts, Foreign doctors in Manang ( March-April,  Sept-early December)
•    Helicopter evacuation, You have to call in Kathmandu HMT Office 01-4378206 or 9849166578 (Nabin) directly with your guide support
-    Have a credit card and travel insurance number
•    Donkeys/Mules/yak: stay on the uphill side of these beasts.
•    Leeches: stay on trail use salt to get rid of them, avoid the monsoon season.
•    Full lodges: stop early don’t arrive in a place with 1-2 lodges at dusk, carry a tent
•    Hypothermia: when cold and or wet. Starts with shivering, progressing to slurred speech, stumbling, confusion, death.

Safe and non-pollution drinking water

Please do not buy bottled water as most bottles end up polluting the environment. Using untreated rive and tap water is a sure bet to get diarrhea, giardia etc

Safe drinking water stations:

To reduce plastic after, ACAP & New Zealand Overseas Development Assistance have established these station. Refill your bottle with this Ozonated water, safer and cheaper than mineral water (mostly NRs 60-70)

Settlement 

Price NRs/Liter

Settlement 

Price NRs/Liter

Muktinath

70

Pisang

70

Kagbeni

70

Chame

70

Jomsom

 70

Bagarchhap

70

Marpha

70

Tal

70

Tukuche

70

Jhinu Danda

70

Larjung

70

Ghorepani

70

Lete

70

Ulleri

70

Ghasa

70

Ghandruk

60

Letdar

70

 Tadapani

70

Manang

70

Landruk

70

Yakharka

70

Chhomorong

70

•    Iodine tablets: Use 1 tablet per liter and wait 30 min. Hide foul taste with lemon or orange flavored powder.
•    Boiled and filtered water  fairly safe but not so good if boiled with firewood
•    Your own water filter would be recommended during the Trek
Reducing pollution and environmental impacts
•    Carry out what you carry in
•    Take your empty batteries home stay / eat in loges than cook in gas/kerosene and have solar showers
•    Order the same  food for several people at the same time to cooking easily to saving time to reach for destination on time without any risk
•    Wear warm clothes rather than having the rooms heated
•    Don’t defecate new after sources
•    Dump garbage only at proper bins or pits
•    A high altitudes (4000m) do not even throw way biodegradable junk
•    Do not disturb wildlife
•    Do not hurt or remove animals and plants in the protected areas
•    Do not buy items made from wildlife parts, It will be illegal in the sum of dangerous case 
•    Don’t accept “free” plastic bags.

Important to take along

•     Copy of passport , travel insurance and entry permit should have always with you or Guide
•    Credit card ( in case of evacuation)
•    Iodine tablets, water bottle sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, ha sun glasses, lip balm, insect repent.
•    Warm clothes, thermal underwear, gloves, good boos, trekking pole( optional)

Culturally acceptable behavior

You are a guest In Nepal and it is appreciated if you behave like one:

•    Dress decently( no short shorts or revealing clothes)
•    Do not show affection in public
•    Do not buy antiques
•    Do no point your feet(unclean) to people and point with full hand not with one  finger
•    Do not step over persons
•    Do not touch or step over offerings(re powder, flowers/rice)
•    Do not use your left hand( dirty)
•    Receive and give with two hands
•    Ask permission before taking people’s photographs.
•    Do  not ask local kids for school pens or sweets( don’t give either)
•    Discourage begging, pay fair prices
•    Take off your shoes before entering a monastery
•    Go clockwise around Stupas,  Temples or world Heritage sides etc
•    Do not eat smoke or be loud a religious sites
•    Women should avoid touching monks/lamas

Some ACAP activities:

Together with local communities
•    Visitor centers:  info + leaflets on local villages and culture, local guided tours, festival dates. In Bhulbhule- Check post, Koto-Check post, Manang-informaion center, Jomsom- Check post.
•    Mustang Eco Museum at S-end of Jomsom: Local culture, nature, geology
•    Garbage/pollution control: awareness, incinerators clean-up campaigns, toilets.
•    Conservation: tree planting oil conservation river bank protection biodiversity surveys n projection.
•    Alternative emery; micro Hyde plans, solar water heaters, light etc. 
•    Trail improvement: widening, paving, bridges, signs.
•    Agriculture and endear development community infrastructure.
•    Health services support
•    Conservation education
•    Heritage conservation
•    Lodge management and training
•    Training of guides and porters
•    Signs and notice boards
•    Safe drinking water stations

 Day 01

Arrival at Kathmandu airport Welcome by Himalayan Magic Treks member and direct transfer to hotel in Kathmandu Airport (1,310 m) on Bed & Breakfast

 Day 02

Drive from Kathmandu to Nayapul by Mini micro bus Trek to Nayapul 3 hours walking to Syauli Bazzar over night at Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 03

Trek to Sinuwa (2,360 m) 6 to 7 hours walking overnight at Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 Day 04

Trek to Deurali (3,230 m) 7 hours walking over night Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 Day 05

Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m) 5 hours overnight at Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 Day 06

Early morning nice view of Annapurna I (8,091m), and Sunrise from Mt. Machhapuchre (6,993 m) also magnificent Himalayan panorama many etc, than trek back to Sinuwa overnight at Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 Day 07

Trek to Jhinu (1,780 m) 4 hours walking overnight at Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 Day 08

Trek to Until Birethanti / Nayapul (1,050 m) 4 hours walking than by private transport to Pokhara overnight at Pokhara Hotel on B / B

 Day 09

Drive back to Kathmandu by Deluxe Tourist bus over night at Hotel on B / B. Evening farewell dinner with typical Nepali culture

 Day 10

Departure transport by car from your hotel to Airport for your onward destination.

September, 2017

Departure DateAvailabilityDurationCost/PersonJoin Group
September 29Seat Available 12 daysUSD $ 750

October, 2017

Departure DateAvailabilityDurationCost/PersonJoin Group
October 2Seat Available 12 daysUSD $ 750
October 4Seat Available 12 daysUSD $ 750
October 6Seat Available 12 daysUSD $ 750
October 8Seat Available 12 daysUSD $ 750
October 10Seat Available 12 daysUSD $ 750
October 12Seat Available 12 daysUSD $ 750
October 14Seat Available 12 daysUSD $ 750
October 16Seat Available 12 daysUSD $ 750
October 18Seat Available 12 daysUSD $ 750
October 20Seat Available 12 daysUSD $ 750
October 24Seat Available 12 daysUSD $ 750
October 26Seat Available 12 daysUSD $ 750

November, 2017

Departure DateAvailabilityDurationCost/PersonJoin Group
November 3Seat Available 12 daysUSD $ 750
November 5Seat Available 12 daysUSD $ 750
November 7Seat Available 12 daysUSD $ 750