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The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is widely popular all around the globe. It is one of the most adored classical treks serving delightful panoramic views of the majestic mountain and landscape.
The trail to the Annapurna base camp is filled with lush rhododendrons and alpine forests. The journey becomes 10 folds more interesting as you witness the glorious sunrise and sunset from the Poonhill along the way.
Adding delight to the already amusing trail lies the hot water spring at Jhinu Danda. You can relax here to eliminate the accumulated stress and fatigue while trekking. This is overall a wholesome and the most loved trek. You will witness everything you want on a Himalayan trail.
Upon arriving at the Tribhuwan International Airport, our official representative will greet and guide you to your Hotel. They will assist you with the check-in procedures. You can take your time to relax and freshen up.
If you still have some time, you can explore the city. You will spend a relaxing night here at the Hotel and prepare yourself for the upcoming adventures.
We will dedicate the second day of the trip to explore the delightful Kathmandu city. Waking up early and devouring a delicious breakfast, we will explore the city. The trip to Kathmandu city involves several world heritage sites, renowned temples, durbar squares, and ancient palaces. You will witness the city’s beautiful architecture, exploring the history behind each monument.
After a productive day filled with exploration, we will conclude the day with a pre-departure meetup and a goodnight’s sleep at the same Hotel.
An enthralling adventure awaits upon rising on the third day of the trip. We will take a scenic flight to Pokhara. You will witness beautiful landscapes and alluring mountain views as you fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu.
Then we will officially begin our trek from Pokhara. We will trek from Pokhara to Ulleri. This is a good start to our journey as it is a comparatively easier trek. We will spend the night at Ulleri.
After breakfast at Ulleri, we embark on the journey towards Ghorepani. The trail is filled with lush rhododendron forests. The chirping birds give us the motivation to move forward. You can witness the flabbergasting mountain views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, and Hiunchuli. Then we ascend further to reach the beautiful Ghorepani Deurali. We will spend the night here at Ghorepani.
We will continue the trek from Ghorepani early in the morning towards Poonhill. The Poonhill is renowned for its glorious sunrise and sunset views. You will also witness the enchanting mountain views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Varaha Sikhar, Annapurna and many more. Most parts of the trail are covered with lush Rhododendron forest. The Rhododendron blooms add to the already delightful scenery during the spring season.
After that, you will ascend further to reach Tadapani eventually. Then you will check into the lodge in Tadapani. You will spend the night here at Tadapani.
After enjoying our breakfast at the lodge, we will head towards Chhomrong Village. From Tadapani, the trail filled with oaks, Rhododendrons, and other dense forest descends towards Khimrung Khola.
From here, we ascend towards the Chomrong Village. This is the gateway to the Annapurna Base Camp.
After enjoying our breakfast at the lodge, we descend through a picturesque stone stairway for about an hour and a half. Then we cross the Chhormrong Khola via a high suspension bridge. Then we climb out the side valley.
Passing the beautiful Oak, Rhododendron and Bamboo forests, we climb further on a rocky path and eventually reach Sinuwa. From here, we descend through a steep, long, stone stairway and reach Bamboo. From here, we trek gently upwards towards Dovan and then the Himalayas.
The adventure continues as we trek to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp for the Himalayas at 3700 meters. Taking in the stunning mountain vistas and the serene landscapes, you eventually reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp. You will spend the night here at MBC.
As you start your trek from MBC to ABC, an exciting day lies ahead. This trail is filled with rocky terrains, alpine meadows, and dense forests, serving a diverse range of natural beauty. You can take your time to soak in the enthralling views, click photos and enjoy the serenity. You will spend the night at the Annapurna Purna base camp. Nights at the Annapurna Base camp offer a distinct opportunity to experience the clear mountain air.
You bid farewell to the stunning MBC and descend through the lush forests and terraced fields to reach Upper Sinuwa. This journey encompasses local wildlife, picturesque scenery, enriching culture, etc. You get a chance to get acquainted with the heartwarming culture of the people residing in this region. Day 10 s a perfect blend of nature, culture, and relaxation. You will spend the night here at Sinuwa.
On the 11th day of the trek, you depart from the tranquil surroundings of the Upper Sinuwa and make your way towards Ghandruk village. The trail leads you to terraced fields with vibrant crops as you descend. You will witness distinct bird species along with their melodies. The enriching and diverse culture of Ghnadruk will leave you craving for more. This journey is a perfect blend of nature and culture which is bound to imprint on your heart.
On day 12, we will rise early, enjoy our breakfast and head towards Siwai as we bid farewell to the captivating Ghandruk Village; the descending trail takes us through the lush forests and terraced fields. Upon reaching Siwai, you can let the rush of accomplishment pass you. This marks the end of the actual trek. From Siwai, we take a scenic drive back to Pokhara. We will spend the night here at Pokhara.
On Day 13, we will take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. On your way back, you can enjoy the amazing scenery while reflecting on the extraordinary adventure in the lap of the Himalayas. This flight should take about 20 minutes.
Then upon reaching Kathmandu, you can relax and enjoy the day of leisure, or you can also explore the city and buy souvenirs for your return.
Day 14 is the trip’s final day, the day of Departure. With a heavy heart, we bid you farewell. Our official representative will drop you at the Tribhuwan International Airport 3 hours before your flight time.
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Finding the perfect Annapurna base camp trek accommodation is a crucial part of any trekking. Along these mesmerizing trekking trails, you will get a wide range of options that will cater to your needs, preferences, and budget, ensuring an enjoyable and comfortable stay amidst the breathtaking landscapes in the lap of the Himalayas.
As you begin your journey from the lively Kathmandu city, a world of choices for accommodation awaits you. Everything suits travelers’ needs, from cozy budget guest houses to expensive luxury hotels. Thamel is a tourist hub in Kathmandu, offering a wide range of accommodation facilities, stores for trekking gear, restaurants, and cultural attractions.
If you are a backpacker looking for a budget-friendly stay in Kathmandu, you will find several guest houses at a reasonable rate, and for those seeking comfort and luxury, you will find lavish hotels with spas as well.
From Kathmandu, you will take off to the next destination, Pokhara. The picturesque town of Pokhara has an abundance of accommodation options. The lakeside area in Pokhara offers a wide range of guest houses, lodges, hotels, and resorts. You can select anyone based on your preference.
The lively Pokhara city offers a vibrant ambiance and jaw-dropping lake views. Pokhara is another Tourist hub in Nepal that offers luggage storage facilities and pre-departure briefings, ensuring that you are prepared for the incredible journey to the lap of the Himalayas.
As you progress in the journey in the Annapurna region, small, cozy teahouses become your perfect companions.
The rustic lodges offer a cozy and comfortable ambiance to relax, rejuvenate, and connect with fellow adventurers. Some teahouses and guest houses offer basic facilities like shared bathrooms and communal dining areas, while others offer comfortable private rooms with hot shower facilities. Regardless of the level of luxury, every tea house exudes a warm and welcoming atmosphere, allowing you to experience the genuine hospitality of the local communities.
Remember that the further you ascend, the higher the accommodation prices rise. This is mainly due to the logistical challenges of supplying these remote regions. However, staying at a teahouse is comparatively affordable. The prices range from $5 to $20 per night. The prices largely depend upon the location and the amenities available. We advise you to carry some cash in the local currency, as credit card facilities may not be accessible in these remote regions.
The accommodation options in the Annapurna base camp trek cater to a wide range of budgets and preferences, ensuring you a comfortable place to relax and rejuvenate. Be it immersing yourself in the bustling city, savoring the lakeside charm of Pokhara, or embracing the rustic simplicity of tea houses along the trail, you’ll have a delightful array of choices that contribute to the extraordinary experience of trekking in the mesmerizing Annapurna region.
Setting off on the incredible Annapurna Base Camp trek as a Nepali trekker means diving into a delicious food journey along the trail. On your adventure, you’ll discover many tasty choices that match your preferences, giving your body and spirit a treat.
The heart of food on the journey lies in the cozy tea houses, where a delightful mix of local and global dishes awaits, ready to enchant your taste buds. From the classic Nepali dal bhat, a comforting combo of rice and lentils, to hearty soups, flavorful stir-fried noodles, and those irresistible momos, a whole world of flavors unfolds.
While the tea houses offer meals and drinks, having energy bars, nuts, and snacks with you is smart for boosting your food intake during the trek. These handy and easy-to-carry treats give you quick bursts of energy – perfect for those between meals or during tricky parts of the trail.
Embarking on the Annapurna Base Camp adventure isn’t just about trekking; it’s a chance to explore local flavors.
The welcoming tea house owners and the chance to enjoy classic Nepali dishes create a sense of togetherness and add to the amazing experience of your trek in the stunning Annapurna region. So, prepare to wake up your taste buds, fuel your body, and make lasting memories as you relish the incredible food along the trail.
Spring and Autumn is the best time for trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp trek. They are peak trekking seasons in Nepal. Clear blue skies, glorious sunsets and sunrises, and enchanting mountain views attract thousands of trekkers every year during this time.
The only challenge you might encounter during this time is insufficient accommodations. Due to a lot of traffic, you might need help finding good accommodation. It is always best to book beforehand for a hassle-free trekking experience.
The Annapurna Base Camp trek is doable during summer and winter as well. But summer and winter each come with their own sets of challenges. Monsoon accompanies summer in Nepal, so that you may encounter problems regarding slippery trails, leeches, and bugs. However, most of the summer days are bright and sunny. So, you can trek to the Annapurna base camp hassle-free with proper management.
During the winters, a different dimension of beauty awaits you in the Himalayas. However, you might face challenges with the frosty weather, unpredictable climate changes, and slipper trails. With proper management, you can still complete this trek during the winter.
Though his trek is doable any time of the year, spring and Autumn are the most favorable seasons for beginners or trekkers with limited experience.
It is crucial to do your shopping right before leaving for any trek. There are a lot of stores near the Thamel area for your gear and equipment. In case you missed shopping in Kathmandu, then worry not. You can still shop your gear at Pokhara as well. You can follow through with this list to ensure you get all the essentials.
What To Pack For Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp via the classic trekking route should take about 14 days.
Spring(March-May) and Autumn(September-November) are the best months for trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp region.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the most loved trekking trail in Nepal. It is suitable for all levels of trekkers, including beginners. The magnificent views on the trek to the Annapurna Base Camp will make the entire hardships worth it.
The Annapurna Base Camp trek suits anyone with decent physical fitness and can walk for 5-6 hours daily. So, it is a beginner-friendly trek.
The Annapurna Base Camp trek’s cost ranges from NPR 25000 to NPR 40000.