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ABC Trek-Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Nepal

ABC Trek-16 days Annapurna base camp trek Nepal is good for mountain views and local Nepalese culture. The trek also known as Annapurna Sanctuary trek is suitable for all aged group and individual trekkers. This is the most popular and a favorite trek of nature and adventure lovers. The 16 days trip combines a cultural sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara with Annapurna base camp trek. The ABC trek begins from Nayapul after a short drive from Pokhara. We trek up to the north towards Ghorepani Poon Hill famous for the breathtaking scenery and pristine landscapes with sunrise view over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas. You will then continue trek to Annapurna base camp.

Trek Facts

Trek Name: Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trek Duration: 16 Days

Trek Difficulty: Medium

Trek Season: Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/May

Trek Altitude: 850m- 4300m

Trek Cost: USD 830-USD 1370

Group Size: 01 - 12 people.

Trek Package: Budget Tea houses

Mode of Transfer: Bus/Car/Flight

Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu / Pokhara

15 night 16 days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Tour Package at cheap price with departure dates.

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ABC trek-16 days Annapurna base camp trek known as the Annapurna Sanctuary trek, one of the most popular trek destination in the Himalayas. A lot of flora and fauna you will find in this area which will surely amaze you the beauty of Annapurna Base Camp has to offer. From a height of 4,000 meters, you'll be able to see the entire sanctuary that is oval-shaped surrounding by a ring of the Annapurna mountains. We also walk through the terraced rice paddies, lush rhododendron forests and the mountainous villages. This is a quite easy trek compare to Everest Base Camp. The ABC trek incorporate diverse terrain, culture and wildlife. 

Annapurna base camp trekking in Spring showcases many beautiful flowers including the national flower of Nepal -Rhododendron. A medium level difficulty trek can do all around the year. Autumn is also the best season for Annapurna base camp trek. Winter is colder at Annapurna Base Camp, make sure that you are carrying warm enough clothes with you. Sleeping bag and down jacket is necessary for trekking Annapurna base camp.  

During 16 days Annapurna base camp trek, we will hike through the breathtaking Himalayan landscape of the Annapurna Ranges including an awe-inspiring glaciers, stay on the banks of pristine rivers, cross mountain pastures, dip into natural hot springs and encounter trekkers in the trail. Rest and stay in cozy mountain teahouses and meet friendly locals along the way of Annapurna base camp trekking. Need to trekking up to 6 to 8 hours a day to an altitudes over 4000 meters at times, so be aware of altitude sickness. You also need to be in excellent fitness and health for Annapurna base camp trekking. 

The trekking lodges known as teahouses where we stay in on the trekking are very simple with only basic facilities. Hot water may not always be available and may cost extra, as will access to electricity points for charging devices. Wi-Fi is available at some locations, but connections may be poor. Annapurna base camp trek highly recommends and also most favorite trekking in Nepal among international trekkers.

The equipment for Annapurna base camp trek will vary depending on the season you are trekking. We also recommends in general trekking gear list on the page also. Please kindly check it. Annapurna base camp trek is popular trekking route, so you will encounter many other trekkers and groups during trekking Annapurna base camp. Tamang Heritage trail and Langtang valley trek is a good choice if you want to trek in a less popular trekking route in Nepal. 

The beautiful city Pokhara is the starting point of Annapurna base camp trek which lies just 5 to 6 hours drive from Kathmandu. You can reach Pokhara from Kathmandu by road and also by flight as well. Because of an easy accessibility of the trek makes Annapurna base camp an ideal choice for many trekkers as the chances of any flight cancellations and delays are greatly reduced. The trekking to Annapurna base camp is also massively feasible with good communication services and safety. Annapurna Base Camp trekking tour gives a real trekking experience in Nepal for all trekking enthusiasts.

Day 01: Arrive to Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. We will welcome you and explain the program further. There are no planned activities for the day, so check into the hotel. Enjoy overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Tour
After breakfast, you will leave for an exciting sightseeing tour of UNESCO Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, which includes Syambhunath or Monkey Temple – one of the oldest Buddhist Stupa in Valley Pashupatinath – the cremation places of Hindu death body, Boudhanath – the biggest Buddhist temple, Patan Durbar Square – the finest example of metal and stone carving back to 14th century.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (850, 200km/6 hours drive)
Take an early morning flight or drive to Pokhara,the beautiful lake city and catch a great views of Himalayas. Free afternoon walk on lakeside and enjoy overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1800m, 4hrs)
Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara (1.5 hrs) and trek to Thikedunga (4 hrs). Depart from Pokhara in the morning by a private car after breakfast. The road snacks through the scenic country side for about 1.5 hrs to the trekking trail head at Nayapul. This is the confluence of Modi river draining Annapurna base camp and Burungdi river.Follow upstream Burungdi river climbing gradually for about 4 hrs to Thikedunga. Thikedunga is a small charming village full of lodges where spend the night.
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (6 hrs / 2,800 m)
After breakfast, start the days walk with steep climb to Ulleri village. There are about 3,000 stone steps to Ulleri village which will take about 2 hrs to climb. From Ulleri the trail climbs gradually through the forest for another 4 hrs to Ghorepani at 2,800 m. Ghorepani is the mountain pass overlooking at the deep KaliGandaki valley wedged between two eight thousand meter peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.
Day 06: Hike to Pun Hill (50 mints / 3,200 m) | Trek to Tadapani
Pun Hill is the most beautiful view point in the Annapurna region. Hike for about 50 mints to Pun Hill at 3,200 m for sunrise view over the Himalayan peaks. One can see about 15 different peaks including Dhaulagiri I (8,167m / 7th highest), Annapurna I (8,091m / 10th highest) and Manaslu (8,156 m / 8th highest). After breakfast, we will head for our next destination of Tadapani. The trail passes through the rhododendron forest with few ups and downs of 400 m each.
Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong (5 hrs / 2,100 m)
Tadapani has got the beautiful view of Annapurna south and Fishtail mountain. From here we will climb down steeply about 900 m to the valley basin at Ghurjung river. Climb gradually along the mountain side to Chhomrong perched high up on the mountain ridge. Chhomrong is a large Gurung village at the corridore of Annapurna Sanctuary. The village offer the upclose view of Annapurna South (7,219 m), Fishtail (6,993 m).
Day 08: Trek to Dovan (2,400 m / 6 hrs)
Trek down to Chhomrong khola (river) and then climb up to Sinwa in 3 hrs. From here we enter into steep valley towards Annapurna sanctuary at the buttresses of Annapurna South and Fishtail. From Sinwa we will climb down to Modi River at the little hemlet of 'Bamboo' in 2 hrs and then climb gradually for another hour to Dovan (2,400m).
Day 09: Climb to Deurali (5 hrs / 3,300 m)
Above Dovan, trek enter into the region where effect of the high altitude effects are felt. So with slow pace gradually climb to another hamlet of Himalaya in 2 hrs. Himalaya has got two lodges. After Himalaya (2,900m), we enter into sparsely vegetated rocky terrain and climb steeply for one hrs to Hinku cave. Deurali is across the arduous moraine intercepted by creeks with ice deposition.
Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (5 hrs / 4,200m)
The trail from Deurali to Fishtail base camp is avalanche prone area. So change the route to the other side of the Modi river according to the situation. It will take about 3 hrs to get to Fishtail base camp at 3,700 m. At Fishtail base camp valley opens up wide and bright with beautiful snow peaks. The trail to Annapruna base camp climbs gradually to the snowfield and the the edge of glacier. At base camp we are at the base of world's highest mountains surrounding us in 360 degree.
Day 11: Trek down to Bamboo (6 hrs)
After a beautiful sunrise view over the Annapurnas, we will head down slowly to Bamboo. First part of the trail might be steep and slippery. Bamboo is a clean settlement before climbing to Sinuwa.
Day 12: Trek back to Jhinu Danda (5 hrs / 1,600 m)| Bathe in natural hot spring
Follow the same trail that took to climb up till Chhomrong. Climb down steely on the stone steeps to the village of Jhinu. Settle into lodge and then head down half and hour to natural hot spring pool in the shore of Modi river. Enjoy the natural hot spring and enjoy your last night in the mountain.
Day 13: Jhinu to Tokha(1900m, 6 hours)
Breakfast and trek following the Modi river coast to Landruk, lunch and continue trek to Tolkha. Stay night in Tokha.
Day 14: Tolkha to Pokhara(850m, 7 hours)
Breakfast and trek to Kande via Australian Camp for 5 hours and drive back to Pokhara. Stay night at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu(1300m, 7 hours)
Breakfast and get tourist bus drive back to Kathmandu. Stay night at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 16: Kathmandu airport
Final transfer to Kathmandu airport to get flight back to home.

Cost Included:

  • Airport pick up and departure transfer
  • Twin sharing hotel with breakast in Kathmandu before and after the trek
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour on private car with guide.
  • Tourist Bus transfer- Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Twin sharing tea house accommodation during ABC trek.
  • Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara by taxi/jeep/bus transfer
  • Trekking permit-ACAP and TIMS cards
  • English Speaking guide and all his expenses like salary, meals, accommodation and transfer
  • 3 times meals- breakfast, lunch and dinner(the main course) during trekking
  • Twin sharing hotel accommodation with breakfast in Pokhara before and after the trek.
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in case of emergency(paid by your Travel Insurance)
  • All the goverment taxes and company service charge.

Cost Not Included:

  • Airport pick up and departure transfer.
  • Entrance fee in Kathmandu tour
  • Private car transfer or flight cost between Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel Insurance in case of emergency for Heli rescue and other medication
  • Porter to carry luggage - but we arrange on your request 1 porter between 2 clients. 
  • Any kind of drinks and desert like beer, water, tea/coffee, hot water, chocolate/rice pudding, pie and pancake.
  • Expenses of personal nature like telephone, internet, wifi, hot shower, battery charging
  • Additional cost that beyond our control due to the landslides, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition.
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes.

Trek Gear List: No need to bring unnecessary trekking equipment with you for trekking in Nepal. The following trekking equipment and gears are recommended before trekking in Nepal. Most of the trekking equipment what you will need can be rented or purchased  in Nepal either in Kathmandu or Pokhara at cheap price. We will help you with the necessary arrangements. Except your day pack all the luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking part of the trip can be stored in the storage room of hotel without extra cost.
Head:
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Lower Body:
Under Garments
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Feet:
Thin, lightweight inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
Upper Body:
T-shirts
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket
Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero DC 
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Trekking Bags/Duffel bag 
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Trekking Poles
Water bottle (2) or camel bag
Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
Toiletries:
1 medium sized quick drying towel
Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Deodorants
Nail clippers
Face and body moisturizer
Feminine hygiene products
Small mirror
Personal Hygiene:
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti bacterial hands wash
Extras/Luxuries:
Binoculars
Novels
Trail Map/Guide book
Journal & Pen
iPod
Pencils and small notebooks
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Modest swim suits (for Kathmandu)

Nepal Visa Information- Travellers can obtain a Nepal visa upon arrival at the Nepal airport. Please kindly bring 2 passport-sized photos. You must have a passport. Passport must be valid for 6 months after trip conclusion.  

Tier Pricing - We works best with a small group of people and some trips have tier pricing.  Our minimum is set at four persons.  It may be possible to operate the tour with less than four persons by charging a small group surcharge.  Note: trips are priced according to the number of full-price passengers on the trip.

Single Travelers -If you specifically request single accommodations, you will be asked to pay the full single supplement.  If you wish to share accommodations, we will assign you a same-gender roommate if one is available. If a roommate cannot be found, you will be asked to pay a reduced single fee which is half of the full single supplement. There are only a limited number of single rooms available on most departures. Note: Single supplement is only for hotel nights in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There are no requested single accommodation while trekking.

Choose your own Departure -Small groups of four or more can pick their own desired departure dates.  So grab your family, your neighbors, or your best friends and call us.

Customized Private Groups -Family reunions, corporate groups, wedding parties, student groups, church groups, and any groups interested in a customized departure are welcome to contact us.

Cancellation -If you cancel prior to departure, we need written notice and cancellation fees are:
91 or more days -$0
61 to 90 days -$500
31 to 60 days -50% of Trip Cost
0 to 30 days -100% of Trip Cost

Trip Level and Qualifications -Non-trekkers are most welcome to join this trip. For the 9-days that the rest of the group goes trekking in the mountains, we will arrange lower walks and cultural visits. As most all of our travelers are adults, our minimum age on all trips is 16 years old (unless on a specifically-designated ‘Family Trip’ or ‘Private Trip’). Ages 16 – 20, must be accompanied by an adult. At lunch, porters typically run ahead and place orders in time for our arrival. Usual hits are: chowmein (fried noodles with vegetables), momos (steamed dumplings), or aloo (boiled potatoes with sauce). Dinners might be fried noodles, vegetable curry, dal (lentils), momos and who knows… maybe even the occasional mountain pizza.

Go to Nepal for FREE! - For private groups with nine full-paying passengers, the 10th person goes free. Well, almost free.International airfare not included and there is a $400 cost which is needed to cover Pokhara flights, and trekking permit.

Payment & Cancellation Policy- Deposit of $500 due at time of reservation. Final balance prior to trip departure.

Insurance -We strongly recommends travel insurance for Helicopter rescue and other medication in case of emergency.
Recommended for fit travelers. Moderate hiking experience and conditioning required.  Activity: 5–8 hours trekking daily at high elevation, while carrying your own small daypack (water, essentials and warm layers).  Surfaces: mountainous, exposed terrain with steep ascents/descents and uneven trails.  Elevations: will range from 6,000 – 14,000 feet.  It is important that you read our information about Altitude Mountain Sickness.  A doctor’s release is required for persons age 60 or older.  It’s arduous travel just getting to Nepal and in Kathmandu, expect to encounter pollution and traffic noise. Minimum Age: 16

Weather - The spring and fall are the two trekking seasons for Nepal.  In the spring (March, April), the lowland trails are lined with blooming rhododendron; daytime temperatures are mild (mid-70s) and evenings (40’s – and even colder at the highest elevations).  In the fall (October, November, beginning December), days are typically sunny and clear with moderate temperatures (60’s) and the evenings are usually quite cold.

Lodging - Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara were carefully selected for their comfort, service, staff friendliness and commitment to sustainability.   Rooms will have single or double beds with heat, full toilet bathrooms and other amenities.  While trekking, the teahouses or guesthouses are simple and basic, but you will be well taken care of. There are typically 2 – 3 small beds per room. Some guest houses have inside toilets whereas others might have an outhouse located outside. See lodging for photos of typical accommodation.

Food - Nepal has great food. Dal (lentils), bhat (rice), aloo (potatoes), tarkari (curried vegetable) are common. Kathmandu and Pokhara offer a wide range of cuisine including favorite western dishes.  While trekking: breakfast might be Tibetan bread – pan fried bread served with mountain honey and butter, or muesli, or an occasional omelet.

General Information - This trip is subject to the booking information set forth in the Mission Eco Trek's Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully. Additional pre-departure information including a Packing List.

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