Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts

Starting Price$1,200.00 per person
  • Trip Duration 18 days
  • Trip Grading Moderate
  • Max Altitude Maximum 4,130m

Trip Overview

The walk up to the Annapurna Base Camp is a classic trip right into the heart of the mountains. Though it has some steep climbs, it is not difficult and the views along the way are spectacular. The Sanctuary Trek traverses a variety of terrain from lowland villages and rice fields to glaciers, and offers magnificent views of high mountains. When you reach the base camp you will be surrounded by soaring Himalayan peaks.

Introduction

The trek to Annapurna is world famous, and is a ‘must-do’ trip for all outdoor enthusiasts. With awe-inspiring views of some of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountains, our treks are carefully organised to ensure you have plenty of time to acclimatise comfortably, making sure you can enjoy the trekking experience to the full.

The first day we have a briefing and sightseeing day in Kathmandu, where we can make sure that your kit is what you need and help you to get anything in the shops of bustling Thamel where our office is based. Then we’ll fly to the beautiful second city of Neal, Pokhara, and begin our trek’s itinerary. We pass through villages of several cultures as well as forests and rhododendron and picturesque Nepali agricultural villages.

The trekking is on good trails, with some rockier stretches nearer to our destination but nowhere is this climbing or even scrambling – there are good paths all of the way. You can expect to trek for 4 to 6 hours each day, with some days spent resting and acclimatising to ensure that we are all fit and healthy at altitude. This makes the trek suitable for any averagely fit walker. On the route accommodation is in Nepal’s famous tea houses – the accommodation is basic but comfortable and the friendly, hospitable Nepali people make your stay a memorable one.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02 : Rest day / Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Boudha, Swambunath, Pashupatinath)
  • Day 03 : Drive to Phedi 1,113m from Kathmandu (6 hrs). Trek starting point
  • Day 04 : Trek to Pothana 1,990m
  • Day 05 : Trek to Landrung 1,565m
  • Day 06 : Trek to Chommorong 2,340m
  • Day 07 : Trek to Bamboo 2,340m
  • Day 08 : Trek to Deorali 3,230m
  • Day 09 : Trek to Machhapuchhere base camp 3,700m
  • Day 10 : Trek to Annapurna base camp 4,130m
  • Day 11 : Trek to Himalaya Hotel 2,900m
  • Day 12 : Trek to Sinuwa 2,340m
  • Day 13 : Trek to Jhinua dara 1,780m
  • Day 14 : Rest day at Jhinua dara. Visit the hot spring
  • Day 15 : Trek to Birethati, drive to Pokhara
  • Day 16 : Rest day in Pokhara
  • Day 17 : Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 18 : Departure
  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Day 02 : Rest day / Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Boudha, Swambunath, Pashupatinath)

  • Day 03 : Drive to Phedi 1,113m from Kathmandu (6 hrs). Trek starting point

  • Day 04 : Trek to Pothana 1,990m

  • Day 05 : Trek to Landrung 1,565m

  • Day 06 : Trek to Chommorong 2,340m

  • Day 07 : Trek to Bamboo 2,340m

  • Day 08 : Trek to Deorali 3,230m

  • Day 09 : Trek to Machhapuchhere base camp 3,700m

  • Day 10 : Trek to Annapurna base camp 4,130m

  • Day 11 : Trek to Himalaya Hotel 2,900m

  • Day 12 : Trek to Sinuwa 2,340m

  • Day 13 : Trek to Jhinua dara 1,780m

  • Day 14 : Rest day at Jhinua dara. Visit the hot spring

  • Day 15 : Trek to Birethati, drive to Pokhara

  • Day 16 : Rest day in Pokhara

  • Day 17 : Fly to Kathmandu

  • Day 18 : Departure

Private trek or group option

We can organise this trek on a private basis for groups of friends, families, clubs, charities or any other group. Depending on your previous trekking experience, you may want a Climb High leader or have no ‘leader’ but sill use the help of one of our guides and/or porters. Costs for this option are available on demand but are often not a huge amount greater than joining one of our ‘fixed departures’. Please contact us with your referred dates and itinerary and we’ll give you a quote.

Additional Information

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the trek or your suitability for it, please contact us by telephone:

00 (977) 1-470-1398

Alternatively, you can contact us by email at: info@climbhighhimalaya.com

Booking

To book a place on this trek, please complete the booking enquiry on our ‘Reservations’ page.

As we are a Nepali company, you will need to send your deposit by bank transfer to our bank account in Kathmandu. This is a completely safe process and may be done at any UK, European, Aus/NZ or US bank in a few minutes. Some banking websites even allow this to be done online.

Details will be sent to you once you have decided to proceed with your booking.

Equipment

Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. It is recommended that you use tried and tested kit on the trip rather than relying on brand new kit you’re not sure of.

A complete kit list is to be found on this website.

Porter Protection

Climb High is a local Nepali company and as such we treat our own people with the respect and good conditions you would expect. Many team members are from our own families and you can be assured that the treatment they receive is second to none. All insurances and porter conditions are met, and more.

 Why use Climb High?

  • Our acclimatisation schedule and trip organisation is designed to give everyone in the team the best chance of reaching base camp in great condition and feeling healthy.
  • This trek is accommodated in lodges with traditional Nepali hospitality.
  • Treks are led by highly experienced leaders plus Sherpas and porters.
  • Porter welfare is paramount to us – we are a local company and want to ensure that we take care of our own staff.
  • We are a premium Nepali trekking operator, with impeccable local contacts – any changes in plan can be dealt with far more effectively using our experience and network of local contacts.
  • Our great local contacts ensure us good deals with the best hotels for trekkers in Kathmandu.
  • We have our own modern offices in central Kathmandu in Mandala Street – Thamel’s premium street

IMPORTANT NOTE: Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, please take the itinerary as a statement of intent rather than an absolute. Travel in Nepal can be dangerous, delayed and highly changeable. Weather conditions, availability of porters and the health of team members can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.

Cost

Group SizeCost
1 personUS$ 1570
2 to 3 personsUS$ 1470 per person
4 to 6 personsUS$ 1350 per person
7 and aboveUS$ 1200 per person

Includes

  • All meals and accommodations in tea houses during the trek includes hot drinks,
  • Trek leader,
  • Porters,
  • Three nights hotel in Kathmandu,
  • Two nights hotel in Pokhara,
  • Transportation  Kathmandu|Phedi,
  • Transportation Birethanti |Pokhara,
  • Flight Pokhara|Kathmandu,
  • Airport|hotel transfers,
  • Staff insurance,
  • Domestic baggage 15 kg,
  •  Annapurna National park conservation fees,
  • Trekking permit (TIMS),
  • Climb High duffle bag,
  • First-Aid kit,
  • Rescue arrangements,
  • VAT.

Excludes

  • Insurance and it should cover helicopter evacuation in case of an emergency,
  • Bottled mineral water,
  • Hard and soft drinks,
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara,
  • Personal trekking gear,
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara,
  • Tips for staff and porters,
  • any other expenses in case of any natural disaster.

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