We at have designed 14day itinerary that include your arrival and departure days and a day tour in Kathmandu before the trek and our real trek starts with a day scenic drive to Pokhara, the charming lakeside town with scenic views of the Himalayas and he lakes. After staying overnight at Pokhara, we will take an hour and half drive to the Nayapul , the trekking starting point and the trek continue to the Base Camp by staying overnights at Tikhedunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chomrong and Himalaya , we will visit the Poon Hill with a breathtaking panorama of the peaks in this trip. The trail continues up a gorge to eventually enter the majestic sanctuary near Machhapuchhre Base Camp, below the towering Machhapuchhre Peak. It is gentle ascents to Annapurna Base Camp, the highpoint of the journey at 4,130 m. you will take time to ample enjoy the magnificent surroundings of nearly 360˚ of peaks unlike anywhere else in the world, then we will return the same trail till the Chhomrong and will trek down to Jhinu dada where we will be able to take natural hot bath at hot spring then we will trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokahra, then we will drive back to Kathmandu to conclude the trek.
Day 01. Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters) and transfer to hotel: You will be met & greeted by our airport representative who will be on standby to pick you up and transfer you to hotel; your evening is free and overnight at hotel (A).
Day 02.Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley & an orientation: After having breakfast at hotel, we take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley; you will be escorted by a professional tour guide, we will take you to visit Kathmandu Durbar squire, Monkey Temple, Pasupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa and return to hotel, you will have some time to shop your trekking equipment and overnight at hotel, (A, B).
Day 03.Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 Kilometers west of Kathmandu) - 6 Hours: We drive along the scenic Trisuli and Marsyangdi River to reach Pokhara, it’s a pretty good drive as we go by the beautiful river which is also good for rafting; we view Ganesh Himal and the Manaslu peak as well during the driving. Pokhara is a tourist's paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, & temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with her lovely mountains; after 6 hours of driving; we will arrive in Pokhara, the city of lakes…Welcome to this beautiful town of serene lakes that gives so much meaning to your holidays, overnight at your hotel (A, B).
Day 04.Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) and Trek to Tikhedunga (1577m) - 4 Hours: After having breakfast at the hotel, we start our driving to Nayapul which takes approximately one and half hours, then we start the first part of our hiking out to Tikhedunga (1577M) Via Birethanti (1065m.) this part of trekking is a pretty easy flat out hike as we pass through several small lively villages and settlements. After some time, we will ascend gently to the final destination of the day, overnight at Guesthouse, (A, B, L, D).
Day 05.Trek to Ghorepani (2675m) - 6 Hours: We start our trekking after having breakfast at guest house and we ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. This path gives us breathtaking views of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and the grand Annapurna (7219m) south on the way. Our trail now gets quite easy going as we pass through rhododendron and shadowy forests amidst the cackling of birds which gives us good feelings till we ascend gently up to the final camp, overnight at Guesthouse, (A, B, L, D).
Day 06. Hike to Poonhill (3180m.) and trek to Tadapani (2675m.) - 6 hours: Today, We hike to Poonhill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise views over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountains in the morning; Poonhill has always been a symbol of beauty for the Annapurna region; we then hike down to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast at our lodge and trek to Tadapani (2650m.), Most part of the trail we trek is through blooming rhododendron forest; the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom, overnight at Guesthouse (A, B, L, D).
Day 07.Trek from Tadapani (2675m) to Chomrong- 5 Hours: We start our trekking after having breakfast at lodge and we will enjoy our hike by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. We hear the chirping of different kinds of birds on the way to Kimrung Khola. We then straightaway ascend steeply and walk at a flat level for 45 minutes with gentle steep paths in-between and flat all the way to Chomrong which the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp. Chomrong is a village that is situated at the base of the Himalchuli, overnight at Guesthouse, (A, B, L, D).
Day 08. Trek from Chhomrong to Himalaya - 7 Hours: We start our trek after taking hot breakfast at the lodge; the trail descends on a stone stairway for the first one and half hour and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a suspension bridge, then climbs out of the side valley. High above the Modi Khola on its west bank, the trail passes through forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. Climbing further on a rocky path we will reach Sinuwa, at 2350m & then we trek gently through the forest and descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests to reach Bamboo and walk on gently towards Dovan and Himalaya, ( A, B, L, D).
Day 09. Trek from Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp (4170m) via Machhapuchare Base Camp (3820m) - 6 Hours: We start our trek after having breakfast at lodge, the valley widens and becomes less steep and you can see the gates to the sanctuary from here. As the trail continues into the sanctum, it crosses two avalanche tracks on a narrow trail that hurdles up against the cliffs. After a short trek we will be at Bagar (3310m.), a green meadow with some abandoned hotels. The normal trail follows the left side of the valley. Now the trail appears gently ascending until Machhapuchare Base Camp (3820m.) Which is one place where we enjoy some of the best landscapes in the venture; we will enjoy the view of Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.). The path follows through alpine meadows and after some distance our trails go gently up. After a short trek, we begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp at (4170m.), congratulation that you now have reached the Annapurna Base Camp, the destination of our holiday, overnight at Guesthouse ( A, B, L, D).
Day 10. Trekking from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630m.) - 6 hours: After having breakfast at the guest house, we will visit the Base camp and surrounding views, the Views of the Himalayas from the base camp is amazing, then we will start our trekking back to the Dovan, It takes about six hours, it’s much easier as we go down. You should have no problem reaching Sinuwa from Annapurna Base Camp in a single day however; we have chosen this route as some trekkers may have problem on going down due to shaking or wobbling legs that could be fatigued, overnight at Guesthouse (A, B, L, D).
Day 11. Trekking from Dovan to Jhinudanda (1750m) - 6 Hours: After having breakfast at lodge, We start our trekking and the path is a descent to Bamboo passing through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo plants. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up an hour and the trail is quite flat until Sinuwa. We trek gradually descending to the Chhumrong Khola and we have to follow a stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhumrong. The last part of the trail is steep down to Jhinudanda. We enter into our rooms at the guest house then we could go to the Hot Springs to take a refreshing bath in the warm natural hot waters, overnight at Guesthouse (A, B, L, D).
Day 12.Trek from Jhinudanda to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara- 6 Hours: After having breakfast at hotel, we start our trekking and the first part of the trek is descent and then appears through flat land until Birethati, we will stop at Birethati for lunch and after walking about 30 minutes to Nayapul, there will be our car/van waiting for us to take us back to the civilization, Pokhara the city of lakes and natural wonders, overnight at hotel. (A, B, L).
Day 13. Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (6 Hours): We take tourist bus at 7 AM after b/fast to drive to Kathmandu and the driving will be a fantastic experience as we drive past many satellite towns on the way and we are able to see rural settlements, gushing rivers, terraces and green rural landscapes; after 6 hours driving we will arrive Kathmandu and its overnight at your hotel, (A, B ).
Day 14: Transfer to the airport for your departure: You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home. We have taken pleasure in serving you all of these weeks; you counted on us & we didn’t let you down because we know how hard you’ve worked to enjoy this holiday. Meeting you was an immense pleasure & we do hope you will remember us down the years with memories of the time you’ve spent in this amazing country that’s Nepal. (B).
Hotel and Accommodation on Annapurna base trek: We offer 2/3 star standard hotel (3 nights in Kathmandu) and (2 nights in Pokhara) and Lodge/teahouse during the Annapurna base camp and the rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets, A few have electric lights and all have a spacious dining room-lounge on lodges during the trek, we will accommodate group in local lodges available each day. We send a porter ahead of us to book the required number of rooms for the group (rooms cannot be booked in advance in all places). Please remember that some of them are very basic and a sense of adventure is necessary.
Transports used on Annapurna Base camp trek: We will provide private vehicles for the airport transfers and sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, tourist bus transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and return however there are options:
Would you like to take private transport such as car/van instead of tourist bus: then it cost 200.00 USD for both way ( 100.00USD per way) for car ( you can sit up to 4 person), 300.00USD for Jeep/Van ( 150.00USD per way, can sit up to 6 person) , Hiece 400.00 USD ( 200.00USD per way and can sit up to 13 people) or you can take 30 minute flight to Pokhara or return from Pokhara to Kathmandu as well, please ask us for the up to date flight fare.
Electricity and battery charges on trek: There are electricity available in some of the villages where you can re- charges your camera batteries and there is solar power in some villages we trek through and you can recharges your batteries in those places as well if they have enough power and we suggest you to have spare batteries as well and you will have pay some for recharging batteries.
Meals and drinks on trek: The meals are included in our price of the trek and they are taken in lodges; we will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnights and our guide will choose and stop for lunch on available place every day and we recommends you to bring water purification pills since you will have normal water for free, then you can have the normal water and use the medicine and drink however you have options of buying bottled water or boiled water in every places as well.
Luggage/Bag pack on Annapurna Base Camp trek: Your main luggage on the trek will be carried by porters and you simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, and etc, during the trek, as small loads allows you for full enjoyment of the trek. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes or anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu or in Pokhara for free of charge. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines (if you are taking flight to Pokhara or return) is 15 Kg including your hand bag; excess weight is chargeable at USD 1 or more which is extra on our tour cost.
Guide and Porter on Trek: We provide trained trekking guide (handles the logistics and guides you and your team on the trek) and porters, A porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20 Kg (10 Kg from each trekkers) and if there are more than 10 people in the group then we will provide you additional guide for the group.
Group Size, guide and crew member: We organize Annapurna Base Camp trek for single people to maximum 14 people at once or even if you have more than 14 people then we can split the group in to two or more groups (according to the number of trekkers) however you all can walk together and stay at same guest house and there are only different guide, and there are 1 guide up to 10 people and 2 guide for 11-14 people and a porter for each 2 trekkers.
Personal expenses on Trek: Personal expenses depend largely on your habit and all the meals are included on our Annapurna Base camp trek, You only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/non alcoholic beverages), snacks while walking (some smaller shops are available along the trail in the areas), tips, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places), and meals ( A meal cost 5-7USD in Kathmandu and Pokhara) for your Kathmandu and Pokhara stay, entrance fees ( approx: 25USD) while your tour in Kathmandu, if you do not drink alcohol and sopping then 12-15USD per day should be enough for the hot drinks, shower and snacks on trek and Tips are appreciated by your support team after the trek. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate 10 - 15% of the total tour cost as tips to the staff and you can do this if you feel the services have been good.
Gears available in Kathmandu: It's not necessary to spend a lot of money buying equipment for the Annapurna Base camp trekking in your country as Majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu.