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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Activities
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Difficulty Level
  • Moderate Moderate

    The moderate trip is between the medium and strenuous, the increasing altitude is the main harder part of this grade, altitude goes up to 4200meters, it requires the good physical fitness and health conditions.

Trip Duration

15 days

Trip Review's

Trip Budget

USD 1350

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. The base camp is lies at an altitude of 4130m, with surrounding by the awesome south faces of Annapurna I (8091), in a natural amphitheater, which is quite simply mind-blowing.

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Overview

Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most popular trekking in Nepal. It is surrounded by awesome Himalaya including south faces of Annapurna I (8091). It is a mind-blowing trek of Nepal. The base camp lies at the altitude of 4130m from the sea level. Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins from Modi Khola river at Nayapul. We can see the wonderful scenes through the highway of Nayapul. Also, we can see Peace Stupa while driving.

Annapurna base camp trek is also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. The lowland, hillside villages, majestic waterfalls, streams and rivers, hot springs, rice, millet farmlands are the center points of attraction. Most of the hiking trails of Annapurna are the stone step. It involves some arduous hiking such of Ulleri, Shinwa and also Chhomrong. The forest trail of bamboos and rhododendron where we can see wildlife such bear, monkeys, blue sheep, the red panda. The trek enjoys the variety of views from rice terraces to glacier moraine and outstanding high mountains.

Machhapuchhre(6993), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South(7219m), Hiuchuli (6441) etc are the major peaks of Annapurna region. Additionally, we can see the Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) from the Poon Hill. During the rainy season, people graze the sheep and goat at this sloped area just before base camp at the grassy land. Spent more than a week in mountain and trek back to Pokhara.

Pokhara city is a beautiful city of Nepal. The city also deserved the crown of Lake City. Phewa lake is the main and most popular lakes of Nepal. At the middle of the lake, there is the Barahi temple. Visiting the international museum, Gorkha Museum, and Seti gorge is bonus tour of Annapurna trekking.

  • Start From: Kathmandu
  • Finish At: Kathmandu
  • Countries: Nepal
  • Destination: Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Max. Altitude:4130 meters
  • Physical rating:
  • Trip Code: ATAH-A1
  • Group size: Minimum One
  • Daily walking Hour: Approximately 4-6
  • Activities : 9 days Trekking, 3 nights in Kathmandu, 3 nights in Pokhara.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 01
    Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m).

    After arriving in Kathmandu, Apex the Asia Holidays airport representative welcomes you at Tribhuwan International Airport. Then, Our representative transfers to the hotel in a private tourist vehicle.


    Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 02
    Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing in Kathmandu (1345)

    Today Apex the Asia Holidays organize a short meeting in order to discuss your entire trek and day tour in Kathmandu. After your breakfast a representative and both guide; tour leader & trek leader will meet you in the hotel lobby. In the meeting, you need to bring your original passport with valid visa, travel insurance and 4 copies of passport size photos and also you need to fill up the form (participate form), which disclose that your trekking with agency and group. And also you have to clear the due amount the entire trek.

    Once you finished the legal work, you will be introduced to both your leader; Trek Leader and Tour Leader. Tour leader take you few minutes for a short briefing about the places visiting the day, and trek leader will explain the gears for the trek, weather, and climate, meals and drink during the trek, walking pace to resting time.

    During the day tour of today you will visit main three places, each and every have own significance: Pashupatinath Temple- a big and worlds famous Hindu Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa- A popular and also biggest Buddhist shrine of Nepal, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square- was built in centuries ago, a Royal Palace of Bhaktapur Kingdom, when Nepal had many state kingdom. After finishing the tour drive back to Thamel and checklist and last minute shopping.


    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 03
    Drive to Pokhara (900 m)by tourist bus -7 hrs

    Apex The Asia Holidays trekking staff will pick you at the hotel at 6.30 am and take you to the bus station. The bus leaves at 7.00 am for Pokhara. While you exiting from Kathmandu Valley you will drive through beautiful river side and farmland. After around 4.5 hrs drive from Kathmandu you will stop for a delicious lunch at Gunadi. Pokhara is a gorgeous valley set on the bank of the Phewa Lake, also known by the city of lake. Pokhara is surrounded with the panoramic views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre in the north, Dhauladiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. Pokhara is smaller and less hectic town than Kathmandu.


    Overnight at a Hotel
  • Day 04
    Drive to Nayapul (1,010m) - 1.5 hrs and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1,570m)- 3.5 hrs

    After, one and half hour drive from the Pokhara with the view of Snow Mountain, you will arrive at Nayapul. Then, the short trek through the bank of the Modikhola to get Birethanti. When you cross the bridge, you stop for the checkpoint. After checking your permit in checkpoint turn to left to get Tikhedhunga(1570m) by following the Bhurungdi Khola. The path leads you gradually uphill with view of forest, farmland, and waterfall. It takes 3-4 hrs to get Tikhedhunga via Ramghai and Hile. 


    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 05
    Trek to Ghorepani(2,840m) -6 hrs

    Steep climb to Ulleri, a large village of Magar ethnic group lies at an altitude of 2070m. Now the walking path slightly ascends from the point to Banthanti through the oaks and rhododendrons forest. The Banthanti is a place for the lunch where we will get in 3.5 hrs from Tikhedhunga. Trail heads to Ghorepani (2840m) via Nangethanti (2460m).


    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 06
    Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m); and trek to Tadapani (2,610m) 6hrs

    This is a day for an early morning get up and hike to Poon Hill, from where you can see the great mountain range and sunrise over the Himalayas. You will back to lodge and after having the breakfast you will start your trip to get to Tadapani. We will have our lunch at Banthanti turns off to Tadapani.


    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 07
    Trek to Sinwa (2340m) -6.30 hrs

    This is a day, the first step to downhill through the rhododendron forest. The trails descend from Tadapani to get Gurung Village of Chhomrong at the elevation of 2170 m, you will stop for lunch at Chhommrong. After lunch down to Chhommrong Khola and ascends to Sinwa (2340m).


    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 08
    Trek to Himalaya (2840meters) -5.5 hrs

    Today you will slightly climb through the rhododendron village via Kuldi Ghar (2470m). Now the trek enters the Upper Modi Valley from where you can see Bamboo and Dovan below. Beyond the Dovan the trail crosses a stream then climbs up across the landslide. Continuously climb passes a temple decorated with Shiva Trident and flowers. From there in twenty minutes later you will reach deep gorge at Himalayan Hotel.


    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 09
    Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) -5 hrs

    The day begins with the climb through the forest of bamboo and rhododendron to Hinko Cave. The day trail begins to the Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp. It is totally surrounded by mountain, which is also called Annapurna Sanctuary. Two hours walking from the Machhapuchhre base camp, we will reach Annapurna Base Camp, where we encounter with panoramic mountain views.


    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 10
    Trek back to Bamboo (2345m)- 6 hrs

    Now the trips highlights, Annapurna Base Camp already reached so the trails drop down by 1700 m to the bank of ModiKhola (river) where there few of teahouse and lodges to stay.


    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 11
    Trek to Jhinu hot spring (1,780m) - 5 hrs

    The trail steeply down Jhinu, a natural hot spring. To get the Jhinu you follow the same trail until getting Chhommrong. And then when you passed the Shinwa, there is a sheep farm, the trail continues through bamboo and rhododendrons forest. Finally, you reached hot spring, where you will get an extra opportunity to bath in natural hot spring water.


    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 12
    Trek to Nayapul (1,010 m) - 4.5hrs Drive to Pokhara - 1.5 hrs

    After breakfast leaves Jhinu Hot Spring and walks through the Modi Khola, finally reached Nayapul via Birethanti and then drive to Pokhara.


    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 13
    Pokhara City tour

    Today you will visit Pokhara, Pokhara is a city of lakes, religious, historical places. During the tour, you will visit Phewa Lake, Devis waterfall, Gupeteshwor Cave, museums etc.


    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 14
    Drive back to Kathmandu (1,345m) and farewell dinner

    Today you will drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus (7hrs.), and in the evening, you will be served by farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant with Nepali folk music and dance.


    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 15
    Transfer to international airport for your final departure

    The trip ends today. Your guide will pick up from your hotel and drop to the international airport.


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Trip Includes

  1. From to Airport transfer to hotel on private tourist vehicle.Twin sharing accommodation 3 nights in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu.
  2. Twin sharing accommodation 3 nights in a three-star hotel in Pokhara.
  3. Twin sharing accommodation 9 nights in available best guesthouses and lodges in the trek.
  4. Meals during the trip 14 breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 9 dinners.
  5. Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu on the tourist bus.
  6. A day city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a tourist vehicle.
  7. Apex the Asia Holiday provides English- speaking local guides and porters as per required. We assign one porter for every two clients. All our guides are licensed by the Ministry of Tourism and have received high-altitude first-aid and eco-sustainability training.
  8. Accommodation, foods, insurance, salary, equipment and medicine for field staffs.
  9. Annapurna Conversation trekking permits, temple and monument fees.
  10. Farewell dinner one night before the clients final departure in a Typical Nepali Restaurant with culture dance, your guide will accompany you.
  11. All government taxes and official expenses.

Please Note:

US$ 250 per person extra if you wish to take flight from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu (US$ 125 for one way).
If you need extra accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara, including breakfast.The price is USD 60 per person per night for single room and USD 75 per night for the double (twin sharing) room.

Trip Exclude

  1. International airfare
  2. Traveler’s insurance - mandatory for the trip; should cover helicopter rescue charges worth a minimum of USD 50,000 per person.
  3. Nepal entry visa- you can get your visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry 30-day tourist visa can be obtained for USD 40 or equivalent. Similarly, a multiple-entry 90-day tourist visa costs USD 100. Please have 2 passport size photos and the amount in cash USD/Euro handy.)
  4. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  5. All drinks including bottled/ boiled water along the trekking route.
  6. Personal trekking gears/equipment.
  7. Tips for trekking staffs (Tipping is expected).
  8. Other expenses that are not listed on Price Include Section

Altitude Sickness Info

Acute Mountain Sickness may happen when the travelers rapidly up to the height of 3000m. Our itineraries are designed with rest days. Once when you arrived in high altitude, your acclimatization line will rise your body to start to adjust. The commonly happened in altitude are shortness of breath, light headache, whereas the mountain sickness is quite different which involves a severe headache, vomiting etc.

The trained and expert guides will every day advise you about your health conditions, requirements, and altitude sickness while you are trekking, hiking and climbing. That’s why you should not be worry about the sickness. Also, we would like to recommend you to meet your doctor, advisor before you start your travel.

Given some information helps you to get rid of the Acute Mountain Sickness.

There are three stages of altitude sickness and symptoms.

Normal AMS Symptoms
The given altitude symptoms may every trekker will have experience but no worries these are common.

  1. Need more sleep than normal sleep time
  2. Occasional loss of hunger.
  3. Vivid, wild dreams especially at around 2500-3800 meters in altitude.
  4. Periodic breathing.
  5. A runny nose.
  6. Increasing urination while moving to/at higher altitudes (a good sign)
  7. Dizziness.

Minor AMS Symptoms
The trekkers when they entry on high Himalayan Valleys get mild AMS that you are having symptoms. The symptoms to be altitude sickness at least you have given one indication.

  1. Hard to breath
  2. Dizziness
  3. Dry raspy cough
  4. Runny nose
  5. Loss of hunger
  6. Weakness
  7. Nausea
  8. Mild headache

What to do when Minor Symptoms does not stop?

  1. If the symptoms developing while walking, then stop and take relax, drink water. Drink frequently.
  2. If symptoms do not stop and developing continuously then stop take rest and drink water and take Diamox of 125 -250mg. Drink more water.
  3. If symptoms growing in the evening, take 125-250mg Diamox and drink plenty of fluids again.
  4. If symptoms partially go away but are still annoying it is safe to take another 250mg Diamox 6-8 hours later.
  5. If the symptoms continue getting worse then you have to descend for a few hours which is more merits than staying at the same altitude.

Serious AMS Symptoms
The given conditions are quite danger so descend immediately

  1. A severe headache.
  2. Persistent vomiting and dizziness.
  3. Ataxia (loss of co-ordination, an inability to walk in a straight line, making the sufferer look drunk)
  4. Losing consciousness (inability to stay awake or understand instructions.
  5. Hallucinations.
  6. Liquid sounds in the lungs.
  7. Very persistent, sometimes watery, cough.
  8. Difficulty breathing.
  9. Rapid breathing or feeling breathless at rest.
  10. Coughing clear fluid, pink phlegm or blood (a very bad sign)
  11. Severe lethargy/fatigue.
  12. Marked blueness of face and lips.
  13. High resting heartbeat (over 130 beats per minute)
  14. Mild symptoms rapidly getting worse

Dangerous cases of AMS

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)


The brain swelling with the fluid is HACE. It involves disorientation, lethargy, and nausea. Before attacking the HACE, the patient will have the symptoms of fever, ataxia, photophobia, and rapid heartbeat. Unconsciousness and coma from HACE can be lead to death within 12-20hrs from the onsets of symptoms. In the initial phase of ataxia begin treatment with medication, oxygen, and dexamethasone.

Normally, 4 to 8mg of dexamethasone is given as a first dose, then 4mg every six hours, Diamox every 12 hours and 2-4 liters /minute oxygen. The patient must have to be descended.

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)

The condition, that builds up the fluid in the air sacs of lungs is HAPE. HAPE symptoms start progressively within 2-4 days in high altitude. Shortness of breath at rest, cough, weakness and chest tightness and at least two of; fast heartbeat rate, wheezing heard in lungs, the bluish appearance of the skin are the symptoms of HAPE. Descent to the lower altitude is needed if the patient does not get better with oxygen. The Gamow Bag may be used to the lower altitude if a person is in the backcountry unable to descend immediately because of weather.

Prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

  1. Plenty of acclimatization above 3500 meters.
  2. Do not take sleeping pill, no alcohol and smoking
  3. Drink more water (Boiled, mineral/ clean or treated) or any fluids – at least 4 liters per day.
  4. Climb up high altitude and sleep at low altitude.
  5. Never do trek/ travel without guide and porters
  6. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, and guidebook.
  7. Must have to decent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.

First Aid Kit

First aid kit is a basic list of common medicines.

  1. Bandage for sprains
  2. Plasters/Band-Aids
  3. Iodine or water filter (optional)
  4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters
  5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts
  6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
  7. Aspirin/Paracetamol - general painkiller
  8. Oral rehydration salts
  9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (Norfloxacin or ciprofloxacin)
  10. Anti-diarrhoea medication (antibiotic)
  11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)
  12. Antibiotic for Guardia or similar microbe or bacteria
  13. Diamox 250/500mg (for altitude sickness)
  14. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)
  15. Gel hand cleaner.

Equipment List

This is a section where you get the general idea equipment that you need in Annapurna Base Camp. The important and serious part of equipment selection depends on the trekking season, trekking days, and maximum altitude.

Trekkers personal goods such as money purse, cameras, cell phones and the cosmetic items that you need in daytime, while you are hiking. Porter carries others your heavy equipment.

Initial

  1. Day Pack
  2. Duffel Bag
  3. Down jacket and sleeping bag
  4. Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
  5. A Baseball cap can protect your ear and neck from the sunlights.
  6. Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears
  7. Balaclava - lightweight, thinner variety
  8. UV protection glacier glasses with side shields and a hard-sided storage case. In high altitude automatically the atmosphere is thinner than low altitude so, the sunlights are quite strong in the mountain, which affects our eyes. For those people who are wearing the prescription glasses, please requesting you to speaks with your doctor about the prescription glacier glasses.
  9. Headlamp: Headlamp is a one of the basic for you during the trek because treks are in the mountain where not plenty of electricity is. Make sure to bring extra lithium batteries.

Hand

  1. A pair of linear synthetic/ woolen gloves for the mild days.
  2. A pair of heavy woolen gloves for morning and evening time.
  3. A pair shell gloves or mitts Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.

Core Body

  1. Two cotton t-shirts.
  2. A synthetic t-shirt.
  3. Two long sleeve polyesters, light colored shirts for sunny days. V-neck zipper provides additional venting options which are good for changing temperatures.
  4. A soft shell jacket, water resistant, with insulation, underarm ventilation zippers. A full front zipper is preferable for ventilation.
  5. A medium to heavyweight expedition down parka w/hood.
  6. For women two synthetic sports bras, no cotton!

Lower Body – Legs

  1. Three pairs nylon hiking shorts, not cotton!
  2. Underwear, stay away from cotton
  3. Two pairs lightweight long underwear
  4. Pair soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable
  5. Two pair trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees.
  6. Pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best
  7. A pair cotton pants
  8. Especially for the women a full-length skirt.

Feet

  1. At least four pairs of liner socks, synthetic.
  2. Three pair heavyweight socks to be worn over liner socks
  3. A pair light weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail and also on lodges at the time of dinner.
  4. A pair light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots. Make sure the size and should have to be avoidable for blister.
  5. A pair light trekking shoes or sneakers to wear in and about camps or lodge
  6. Sandals are optional for the trek.

Medicine and First Aid

  1. Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  3. Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  4. Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness

Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics.

Miscellaneous, but Important

  1. Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  2. Airline ticket(s)
  3. Visa (if required and acquired in advance)
  4. Immunization record
  5. Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money and passport
  6. Two water bottles one liter wide-mouth Nalgene and one insulator
  7. Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  8. Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its effectiveness over time
  9. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc

Optional

  1. A pair of adjustable trekking poles, this is great for the downhill trek, and even it is listed in optional.
  2. Favorite snack foods, two pounds for maximum limits.
  3. Books and other devices for relaxing during the trek and rest time.
  4. For your records, camera, a DSLR, Go-Pro Cameras.
  5. Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator
  6. A urination bottle for men and a pee funnel for woman, as you might want to avoid that chilly late night trip
  7. A small stainless steel thermos

The above list guides for you to buy the goods. There are so many options for you, they different brand and version, so it would be better to buy as per your experience. Most of the things are easily available in Kathmandu as well in cheap price.

Please Note The tight fighting clothing such as made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals. So if you find these items comfortable please kindly wear top of them.

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Trip Highlights

  • Sight seeing around Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Sunrise and mountain views from Poon Hill
  • Typical Gurung village along the trekking route.
  • Fishtail(Machhapuchhre) Base Camp
  • Natural hot spring at Jhinu.
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Annapurna South Old Lady Fishtail View Lady Working Before Sunrise Gangapurna from Base camp Annapurna from base camp Sign of Poonhill Dhaulagiri with Sunrise
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I have never thought of myself as a hiker or a trekker, but somehow, the idea of trekking through the Himalayas and venturing through Nepals and the worlds highest mountain seems exhilarating and almost out of reach. I did the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in October 2013, and it was and still is one of the best experience in my life. We had Gyanu as our guide for the entire trip and not only has he been patient with a beginner trekker like myself, he explained and shared with us his cult Linda Nguyen
Victoria Australia
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