Blossom Expeditions

Annapurna Base camp Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. The trek offers excellent mountain views, great hospitality, and insights into local cultures. It is the perfect trip for those looking for a combination of adventure, culture, and nature watching.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking starts from Phedi or Nayapul, after an hour drive from Pokhara. The trail ascends gradually as you enter the wilderness area of the Annapurna Sanctuary. The trek takes you through quaint Magar and Gurung villages, past cascading waterfalls, terraced farmlands and lush forests, before bringing you to the base of the mighty Annapurna.

Ethnic Gurung and Magar peoples have distinctive cultures that are mixtures of Bon and Buddhist traditions. The villages in this region are renowned for having provided soldiers for the infantries of British Gurkha regiments that fought in both world wars.

 

Trip Facts

Trip Grade:
Moderate
Max. Elevation:
4500m.
Starts Point:
Trikhedhunga
Ends Point:
Kande
Trip Duration:
16 days
Trek Duration:
12
Max. Group Size:
10 person
Season:
September to May
Accommodation:
Fully Tea House
Trip Deadline:
22-October-2017

Fixed Departure Dates

Starting Date Trip Duration Single Suplementary Cost Per Person Trip Deposit Availability
2017-12-22 16 days $ 150 each $1525 each $400 Book Now
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Days Program
01 22nd Dec, 2017. Arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to your hotel. (1300 m.)
02 23rd Dec, 2017 fly to Phokhara (820 m) and Drive to Trikhedhunga (1540 m).
03 24th Dec, 2017. Trek to Ghorepani (2750 m). Time 5-6 hours
04 25th Dec, 2017. Climb to Poonhill early morning (3193 m) and trek to Tadapani (2590 m). Time 5-6 hours
05 26th Dec, 2017. Trek to Chomrong (2170 m)  Time 5-6 hours. Over night at Guest House. Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner.
06 27th Dec, 2017.  Trek to Doban (2505 m). Time 6-7 hours
07 28th Dec, 2017.  Trek to Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3700 m). Time 6-7 hours
08 29th Dec, 2017. Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m). Time 2-3 Hours
09 30th Dec, 2017. Trek to Himalayan Hotel (2920 m). Time 5-6 hours
10 1st Jan, 2018. Trek to Chomrong (2170 m). Time 6-7 hours
11 2nd Jan, 2018. Trek to Landruk (1565 m). Time 6-7 hours
12 3rd Jan, 2018. Trek to Australian Camp (1900 m). Time 6-7 hours
13 4th Jan, 2018. Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara (820 m)
14 5th Jan, 2018. Sightseeing around Pokhara and late afternoon fly to Kathmandu. 
15 6th Jan, 2018. Kathmandu sightseeing (Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Patan Durbar Square) Time 6-7 hours
16 7th Jan, 2018. Departure to Home

Cost Includes

  1. Four night Accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara at three star standard hotel including Breakfast
  2. Three time food (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with Tea or Coffee during the Trekking.
  3. Accommodation during the trip
  4. Guide and porter’s wages, food, accommodation and insurance on Trekking.
  5. Air fare both way KTM-Pokhara and Pokhara-KTM
  6. Air fare for guide and assistant guide both way KTM-Pokhara and Pokhara-KTM
  7. Transfer from Pokhara to Nayapul and Nayapul to Pokhara by Taxi/Van/Bus
  8. Conservation and TIMS cards Fee
  9. Domestic airport tax
  10. Airport Transfer
  11. Guide and transfer for city sightseeing in KTM and Transfer in Pokhara

Cost Excludes

  1. Cold and hard drink and water
  2. Food in KTM and Pokhara
  3. Travel insurance emergency evacuation and personal medical expenses.
  4. Any donation along the trail and anything that not mentioned above
  5. Entrance fee for city sightseeing both KTM and Pokhara


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  1. Food: The Tea houses are run by family most of the trekking areas. In Annapurna-Ghorepani trail lodges offer the menu with diverse of western and local foods like Dal Bhat, MOMO, Spring Rolls, Spaghetti, Chicken Item (Roast Chicken, Fry, and Grilled Chickens) and many items Potato based Items. Most Lodge owners have been in the business for a long time and have mastered knowledge in preparing food under less than ideal conditions! They use fresh vegetables, whenever they can bring from the Nearest Market Nayapul or Pokhara as well as prepacked products. The milk along the trail is powder milk (added with water), always asks hot milk and avoids any raw food or vegetable, fresh salad or fresh fruit salad; unless they have been soaked in iodine water or your hand is clean enough.
  2. Water: you can fill directly from tap and use Iodine tablet or any other water purification tablets. You can buy the boiled water from tea house in the evening, morning or afternoon and no need to use any purification tablet. That will not cost you much comparing bottle water. These days Steri Pen is getting popular and handy for use. It is very safe to use. Please don't drink water directly from Tap or from Jar and stream, which may cause your stomach problem. Please remember; before you buying bottled water don't forget to see expire date.
  3. Accommodations: on the trail, usually you will have double room with separate bed. Usually rooms are small. But plenty of space for you to move around and form matters with clean bed sit. In Ghorepani Lodges have warm dining with centrally heated chimney or Kerosene Heater to keep you warm in the evening. Lodge owner always gives door luck. Don't leave the room without luck.
  4. First Aid Kit and Medical Facility
    Each of you should have own first aid kit with some general medicine that you know or prescribed by your doctor. Please don’t forget to take your medication for whole trip. If you stop taking your medication or if you will not have full course medication, that you are taking, it may create trouble for you on the trek. Our guide has First Aid Kit with general medicine for emergency and share with everyone including porters.

    The nearest hospital in the area is in Pokhara; although villages like Ulleri, Ghorepani and Ghandruk have Health post for the villagers provides very basic information and health care
  5. Preparations: You don't have to be a mountaineer or athletic to come to Nepal. As long as you are in good physical shape or reasonably fit, you do not require big hiking experience for this treks. The time you put into physical training before you come to this trip definitely be rewarded. Every day at least an hour jugging and climb the stairs will help you a lot.
  6. Weather: Weather in autumn season usually provides settled weather with excellent views. It gets bit cloudy towards the end of December leading up to the winter season. Usually in the morning sky is clear and provides magnificent view and late afternoon gets cloudy is common in mountain valley. During the day temperature will be warm and you may feel sweaty mid day in lower section of trek. But when you are in Ghorepani-Tadapani area or Above Chomrong, temperature drops a lot especially at night. The possible temperature at night will be -5 to -10 C˚ outside room and during the day time will be warm in sunny days.
  7. Communication: Now in Annapurna area, most places have landline telephone service and your cell phone will receive network signal some places, if the weather is stable. There are internet cafe in Ghorepani, Chomrong and Ghandruk.
  8. Transport: There is daily local and Tourist bus service between KTM to Pokhara. The highway is good in our standard and travels thousands of local and foreigners by land every day. You can travel by standard AC tourist coach to local cheap bus depending on your budget. From Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara we basically arrange private transfer, That can be Taxi, Van, Car or Bus depending on  group size.
  9. Flight: Between Kathmandu and Pokhara have daily flights operate by different Airline company. The planes are much comfort and bigger then the planes fly to many mountain areas. Each flight takes 20-25 m depending on which airline you are. Try to sit on right from KTM and left side from Pokhara, will see absolutely amazing panoramic view of Himalaya.
  10. Money & Payments: Throughout the trek, there is no foreign Money exchange facility. So you please change your money in KTM or Pokhara before us heading for the trek and if possible make smaller bills.
    Please do deposit U.S. $300 two months in advance. Your final payment is in KTM. We accept U.S dollar, Euro, Australian dollar, Singapore Dollar and Visa or Credit card.
  11. Travel Insurance Policy: You most do travel insurance and that should cover Helicopter evacuation too. Comparatively the evacuation cost is very expensive and recently Helicopter fare is increased. According to new rate per hour U.S. $2500 and one time evacuation from Annapurna region will cost minimum U.S. $10000. We need to deposit the money before take off the helicopter from KTM. Usually local trekking company pays the deposit to Helicopter Company and rescue Victim. You can pay immediately for trekking company once you arrived in KTM or Trekking agency clams from your insurance company. Please do not forget to give me your insurance policy copy before heading to trek.