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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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        Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal is the most popular trekking route in Nepal. Because it is the walking holiday within the sanctuary of mountains in the Annapurna region. Moreover reaching the base camp of the world’s 10’th tallest mountain Mt. Annapurna is not an ordinary feat.

Well Plan Trekking Pvt. Ltd. has knitted the updated itinerary for the Annapurna region’s trekking in Nepal for you. So, get ready to be amazed by the splendid beauty of Annapurna.

The multi-ethnic community and diversified vegetation present in the valley of spectacular mountains make the ABC Trek in Nepal a mesmerizing walking adventure.

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal has many trailheads. Therefore, we opt for the best and updated route of trekking. 11 Days of trekking itinerary is new and unique to us. Our travel planners themselves visited the trail before finalizing the itinerary.

The route involves Nepal’s model village Ghandruk as well. Therefore, the first notable excursion will be among the Gurung and Dalits communities. So you can relish the mountain vistas as well as the cultural grandeur of the hilly Gurung community.

Trekkers will then take the route of Sinuwa from Ghandruk. And then, the panoramic view of the mountains, terraced farmlands, and green lush forests shower unlimited tales of nature’s allures.

You will be busy capturing the visual delights. So that you can add spectacular moments to your travel tale. Walking through Deurali and Machhapuchhre Base Camp trekkers finally reach the Annapurna Base Camp.

Relish the time being at the Annapurna base camp.  And enjoy the breathtaking view of the mountains by taking a sip of tea/coffee from your room early in the morning.

The chill breeze of the air coming out of Mt. Annapurna will dazzle your soul. In fact, the trip is a soul enchantment experience as well.

Annapurna is a sacred mountain too. Since the name is adopted from the goddess of the harvest. Rivers and streams from the mountain are full of minerals boon for the farmers downhill. The major attractions of the Annapurna Base Camp route are waterfalls, villages, green lush forests, mountains, and hills.

Book the Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Well Plan Trekking Pvt. Ltd. Our crew members endow impeccable hospitality and splendid services. Trek Nepal to ABC in an awesome fashion with us.

Our trekking plan to Annapurna Base Camp trek has a short, 11-day itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the base camp. The particular route is designed for globetrotters who wish to hike to the base camp of the spectacular mountain but are restricted time-wise.

Travelers who wish to reach the Annapurna base camp in a more relaxed manner can try a different route like the short Annapurna circuit trek which would be a more appropriate choice.

OUTLINE ITINERARY FOR ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft) 6-7 hour

Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6,364ft) 5-6 hour

Day 04: Trek from Ghandruk to Sinuwa (2,360m/7,742ft) 5-6 hour

Day 05: Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali (3,230m/10,597ft) 6 hours

Day 06: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,549ft) 5 hours

Day 07: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,340m/7,677ft) 6 hours

Day 08: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Hot Spring (1,780m/5,839ft) 5 hours

Day 09: Trek from Jhinu Hot Spring to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft) 7 hours

Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 7-8 hrs drive (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 11: Departure Day

 

Detailed Itinerary for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,345 m and then transfer to respective Hotels

    On reaching Kathmandu via respective airlines well received by company guides and staff for a short drive in the hub of Kathmandu city where your hotels are located. After checking into your lovely rooms, get refreshed and join in at the hotel lobby for a group briefing regarding treks and other useful information to make your stay in Nepal enjoyable and pleasant.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft) 6-7 hour

    Pokhara is the destination set for today. Early in the morning, our guides will come to pick you up at your hotel and escort you to the bus station to catch a comfortable tourist standard bus to Pokhara. The bus will head towards the west of the Kathmandu Valley and continue towards the western part of Nepal, following the Prithvi Highway along the Trisuli River. The bus will stop twice – once for breakfast and one for lunch and then continue until we reach Pokhara. Pokhara is located 200km west of the Kathmandu Valley. After a 6-7 hour ride, we reach Pokhara. Explore the lake area in the evening time. The night will be spent at a tourist standard hotel in Pokhara. Meals included: Breakfast 

Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6,364ft) 5-6 hour  

     Today is the first day of the trek and Ghandruk, a beautiful Gurung village, is the destination set for the day. We start with a 2 hour (max) bus ride to Nayapul from Pokhara. On reaching Nayapul, the trail first drops down to Birethanti, crossing the suspension bridge over the Modi Khola. Birethanti is a beautiful village, where trekkers will have to fulfill the necessary check-in formalities at the office of ACAP. Then the ultimate upward walk begins towards the village of Ghandruk. Initially, the trail winds along the Modi River and the trail is flat up till Syauli Bazaar. Leaving the riverbank, we then hike on a winding path to Kimche. From Kimche, the trail further ascends towards Ghandruk crossing Chane. In the evening you can spend time exploring the village. On request, we can also make the arrangements for a cultural show in the evening. The night will be spent at a lodge in Ghandruk. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Trek from Ghandruk to Sinuwa (2,360m/7,742ft) 5-6 hour

   Sinuwa is the destination set for today. Leaving the beautiful village of Ghandruk behind, it’s now time to hike up towards the destination of the trek.  Initially following the bank of the Modi River, we ascend for some time, and then leaving the river behind, we climb towards the huge boulders. After that, walking past the boulder, we cross the bridge over the Kimrong River and climb a steep trail that will take us to the Gurung village, Chhomrong, crossing Jhinu Danda. From Chhomrong, we cross the bridge across the Chhomrong river, and enjoying the view of bamboo, rhododendron, and oak forest, we hike up to Sinuwa.   The night will be spent at a lodge in Sinuwa. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali (3,230m/10,597ft) 6 hours

   Deurali is the destination set for today. We start with an easy walk from Sinuwa that continues till bamboo passes Kuldhigar. Then a steep stone staircase will take us to Dobhan, crossing a suspension bridge. The trail is accompanied by bamboo, rhododendron and Oak forest. Then a steep climb continues through the valley towards Himalaya and Hinku Cave. Then we finally reached Deurali. The night will be spent at a lodge in Deurali. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,549ft) 5 hours

    This day will finally take you to the base camp of Annapurna, which is both - the destination of the day and the trek. A gentle climb on a trail along the Modi River will first take us to Bagar. From Bagar, a strenuous hike will first take us to the base camp of Machhapuchhre (3,700m).  After resting here for about an hour taking snaps, enjoying the view of Machhapuchhre along with other snow-capped peaks towering above 7000-8000 meters; we follow a wide trail that leads us to the Annapurna Sanctuary. We then finally reach our destination, the South Annapurna Base Camp which greets us with a 360-degree vista of snow-covered peaks. The night will be spent at a lodge in the Annapurna Base Camp.  Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,340m/7,677ft) 6 hours

    Bamboo is the destination set for today. After enjoying the mighty Annapurna Sanctuary, we retrace the same trail that drops all the way down through Bagar, Deurali, and Dobhan to Bamboo. The trail is accompanied by a waterfall, cave, and temple and passes through the forest of rhododendron, oak and bamboo forest. After walking for about 6 hours, we finally reach the destination of the day, that is, Bamboo. The night will be spent at a lodge in Bamboo. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Hot Spring (1,780m/5,839ft) 5 hours

Jhinu Danda is the destination set for today. From Bamboo, we first hike up to Kuldhigar, where the office of ACAP and the visitor center are located. We then hike down to the bridge across the Chhomrong River passing Sinuwa. We cross the bridge and enter the beautiful Gurung village of Chhomrong. From Chhomrong, a steep descent will take us to Jhinu Danda. The Jhinu hot spring is 15-20 minutes downhill from Jhinu Danda. You can relax your tired muscles by taking a relaxing dip in the hot spring bathing pool. The night will be spent at a lodge in Jhinu Danda. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09: Trek from Jhinu Hot Spring to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft) 7 hours

    Today is your last day  Trekking and Pokhara is the destination set for the day. Crossing the bridge over the Modi River, the trail initially passes through the sporadic bamboo forest, which then crosses various small settlements up and downhill, decorated with terrace farms featuring seasonal crops till Syauli Bazaar. From Syauli Bazaar onwards, the trail is flat up till Nayapul. Following this flat trail, we walk up to Birethanti, where your guides will complete the necessary check-out formalities. Then crossing the bridge over Bhurungdi River we walk up to Nayapul. We catch a bus or a private vehicle at Nayapul, which will take us to Pokhara after a 2 hours ride. The evening can be spent exploring the attraction of Pokhara city. Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 10: From Pokhara drive to Kathmandu 1,345 m - 06hrs.

     After a wonderful time in the high mountains and hills, taking a morning driving journey back to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu after 5-6 hours of nice interesting drive, transfer to respective hotels with the afternoon free at leisure or last day shopping souvenirs and handicrafts. Overnight at Hotel. B.B.

(Options by air 30 minutes flight back to Kathmandu with great views)

Day 11: International departure for homeward bound or to the respective country.

   Last day in Nepal in the country of high Himalayan mountains with fascinating culture, after a memorable time on Annapurna Trekking with wonderful adventure and experience, as per your international flight time our staff transfers you to the airport for the flight homeward bound or to your next port of call and respective countries. 

Note for the usual day for a trek:

      Every day, our guides will come to wake you up at around 7:00-7: 30 am. In case of special days like sunrise viewing days our guides will wake you up early in the morning at around 4-4: 30 am.  A western breakfast like porridge, oats, toasts, etc. will be served at around 8:00-8: 30 am. The lunch will be served from a teahouse menu at about 12-1 pm. However, you can postpone lunchtime on request. The dinner will be served at around 8:30-9: 00 pm. Your accommodation is arranged at a lodge or also in a tourist standard hotel (subject to availability) where we stop overnight.  While you are walking, you can also request your guide to slow down and stop at the places where you want to take some snaps. After dinner and before going to bed your team leader will brief you regarding the next day’s schedule.

 

ABC TREK COST INCLUDES

  • Airport Pick up & drop by private car in Kathmandu
  • Pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before the trek
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (3-star hotel)
  • 2 Night Accommodation  in Pokhara with breakfast  ( 3 - star hotel )
  • 3 Times Meals with Cup of Tea Or Coffee (Break Fast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • All mountain accommodation (Soft, comfortable, private room with shared toilet)
  • An experienced, helpful, friendly, and English-speaking Trekking Guide. His well-paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance, etc.
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (Annapurna Conservation permit and TIMS )
  • Guide salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging
  • Strong experienced Sherpa helpers [porters] with meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance (one porter for two people  - porter will carry a maximum of 25 kilos )
  • All Ground Transportation
  • 1 Well Plan Trekking T-shirt
  • Daily seasonal fresh fruits as per the availability
  •  Kathmandu -Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Trekking Map 
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Worst-case rescue and medical evacuation arrangements
  • All government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at the cultural restaurant

ABC TREK COST EXCLUDES

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Katmandu).
  • Your Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Your personal expenses. (Phone call, Wifi, Laundry service, bar bills, battery recharge, a bottle of water or hot water, Mineral water,  Hot  shower, etc.)
  • All the alcoholic drinks and bar bills.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Extra Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival or late departure. early arrive from the mountain (due to any reason) Than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • Services not mentioned in the 'Services Includes' section ( Please ask us if you are confused about any services )
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara lunch and Dinner 
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

Physically  condition & experience requirements 

      For a physically fit persons of all ages with sound health who have done moderately to strenuous walk and activity before or at present. This type of trek involves long ups and downs and the length of walking will be from 5 - 7 hours every day with rest and break in between.  The whole trip goes from a week to two weeks or more in the high altitude. This trip is for well-experienced people who have done previous long high hills or mountainous trekking in and around Himalaya or other mountainous areas on rough terrains, this trip involves walking in snow and ice conditions sometimes and encountering high of over 4,000 meters passes, as for moderate people can join on this type of trips as long they are super physically fit and a mind with positive and determinations. Past hiking experience is a must but no technical skill is required for this trip .Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform well plan trekking before booking the trek .We also recommend that you consult your doctors before the trip.

Accommodations  on the trek

     In Kathmandu, we use the deluxe hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share - depending on group size and room availability, the triple share may be offered to your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost. And on request single supplement will be charged US$200.well plan trekking will arrange clean and comfortable rooms with attached washrooms; however, the teahouse in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities .also  note that single rooms are available the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

Meals  during the trek

    In the city, only breakfast is included on the trip itinerary. While on the trek, we provide good quality food in sufficient quantities from Tea Houses/Mt. lodges. We provide all meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. Various meals including noodles item, soups, bread, rice item, curries, spaghetti, pizza, egg items, potatoes item, pasta, the fresh vegetable so overall you have a different choice of food on the trek.

  Drinking-Water

 

       Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at the altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 liters per person per day. We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on the trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal’s trekking areas.

     All tea houses will provide cold water free of charge if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery-powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal’s trekking regions most of the bottled water isn’t strictly ‘mineral water’ anyway but is UV treated, so it’s exactly the same technology. It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions).

TRAVEL & MEDICAL & TRAVEL INSURANCE 

      Before you book any of our trips we strongly suggest that you buy medical and travel insurance to make you stay and while traveling in Nepal Himalaya or neighboring countries, which will help and support you, in case medical and travel problems arise and situations beyond the company's control. If such a situation arises with emergency evacuation, where your medical bills on using transportations services by Helicopter or other means of which you can directly claim from your insurance, which is to be paid by you or by your insurance company on the spot.

    Where Well Plan Treks will obtain a strong letter of the incidents that occurred so that you can claim from your insurance agents. In case of mishaps and accidents or severe illness, we will contact your insurance company if it is okay to use Heli or other immediate life-saving process and transportation to the nearest medical post and hospitals, where your insurance company will directly pay related expenses accordingly as per situations and conditions of the victims. For all trips with us, we need your contact address as well of you next to kin, family members, close relatives, or friends in case of emergency purposes.

Climate and Weather 

       The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalayan foothills, where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to May, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good, the days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.

    Annapurna  Base Camp trek is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degrees C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degrees C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 20 degrees C to -15 degrees C.

 

EQUIPMENT LIST FOR ABC TREKKING

Recommended equipment list
This list is a guide to help you pack for your trip. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel necessary for your comfort and convenience .we also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.
Head
• The warm hat that covers your ears
• Sunglasses
• Sun hat
• Headlamp with extra batteries
Upper body
• T-shirts
• Fleece jacket or sweater
• Fleece wind –stopper jacket
• Waterproof shell jacket
• Down vest and /or jacket (optional)Hands
• Lightweight gloves (water /windproof)
• Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
Lower body
• Underwear
• Hiking trousers
• Fleece or woolen trousers
• Lightweight thermal bottoms
• Lightweight cotton pants
• Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric )shell pants Feet
• Thin lightweight inner socks
• Heavy poly or wool socks
• Hiking boots with spare laces
• Camp shoes (sneakers and sandals)
Sleeping
• Sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C de 14 degrees F)
• Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Toiletries
• Toothbrush /paste
• Multi-purpose soap
• Nail clippers
• Deodorants
• Medium-sized quick-drying towel
• Face and body moisturizer
• Small mirror
• Female hygiene products
Personal hygiene
• Wet wipes (baby wipes)
• Tissue/toilet roll
• Antibacterial hand wash
Medical
• Small, a personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
• A cough and /or cold medicine
• Anti –altitude sickness pills; Diamox or acetazolamide
• Stomach antibiotic
Extras /luxuries
• Reading book
• Trail map /guidebook
• Journal and pen
• Travel game(chess, backgammon, playing cards etc)
• Modest swimsuit
• Binoculars
• Camera

Client Reivews

pallavi

, I have trekked in India and thought I could do the Pool Hill-Ghorepani Trek without any hiccups. I was wrong. With little to no movement in the last two years, I was struggling during the first two days of Trek. But, Mr. Ram Pant (owner of the company) was there by my side to help me reach the finish line and ensure it was the experience was a memorable one.

From good tea houses to proper food, Ram Bhai would manage to get top-notch service even in the middle of jungle areas.

The outcome: I came back home with a smile on my face and fondly remember those four days of walks in nature. Thank you!

Date of experience: March 2022

Arjun

Congratulations to Mr.Ram(Guide), Porters Vicky Boy and Ram the Superman for making our trip such a memorable one. Mr.Ram, from Day 1 to the time we were at the Airport for departure, showed much care and concern. His professionalism must be applauded. Without a second thought my future Trekking Trips to Nepal will be with you guys. Once again thanks a million to Well Planned Trekking Pvt Ltd.

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Mani

This was my 3rd time to Nepal for trekking. I was surfing the internet and I came across Well Plan trekking company. We exchange few emails with Mr. Ram and my friend and me decided to hire Well Plan trekking for our Trekking. Mr. Ram explained to me in details of the programs and the trekking information. I appreciate what this company did for us. Mr. Ram and the porters Vicky Boy which we nickname him and the other porter Ram was so helpful and guided us through out our 10 day Annapurna Base Camp trekking. Our guide Mr. Ram guided us and follow us through out our journey. The itinerary was well plan and was informed to us.

A well plan duty from the 1st day to the last day. I was the slowest person and Mr. Ram the guide was with me and guided me to complete the trekking. He encourage me a lot as I was on my way of giving up during the early morning journey to ABC because of the thin air and coldness. But with his encouragement, I finally completed my journey.

Kudos to Well Plan trekking company and to Mr. Ram the Guide, Vicky Boy & the smaller Ram the porters. The porter did a great job too. All 3 of them were humble, friendly, and helpful too.

Well done guys. I felt a sense of accomplishment. ABS trekking was the best I ever did. Tough but I finished it.

Once again, I extend my sincere thanks to Well Plan Trekking. The price was reasonable and cheap compared to another agency which quoted us a much higher price.

Thanks and all the best to Well Plan trekking in the future.

Bye
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Date of experience: May 2019

Jojo

Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Well Plan Trekking arranged an amazing trip to Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The trek itself was so beautiful and so challenging. Our guide Ram and assistant guide, Kamal were amazing. They worked tirelessly on the trail, at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and after hours to make sure each of us had what we needed for a successful trek. Ram monitored our oxygen and heart rates as we climbed in elevation and he helped to manage other symptoms that travelers had including gastrointestinal issues, headaches from altitude, and cold symptoms. He made sure we stayed hydrated and ate appropriate meals for optimum energy. Ram is much more than a ‘guide.’ He and Kamal paced the group but were also willing to go at the pace needed by the slowest trekkers on any given day. I thank Well Plan Trekking and the whole team very much and can highly recommend Well Plan Trekking for all kinds of trekking in the amazing Himalayas.

Date of experience: March 2019

Ralax

Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Well Plan Trekking is an amazing company. I went on their Annapurna Base Camp trek with My friends. During the trek, we were treated extremely well and our guide always made sure we were comfortable. I highly recommend Sanjay, our guide. He was always attentive to our needs at any time and made himself available to assist us when required. He is a good laugh and I definitely recommend trekking with well Plan Trekking Sanjay as a guide. I will be back!

Date of experience: November 2018

Rhythm

lI have made the right choice to trek with Well Plan Trekking for Annapurna Base Camp trek .It was an amazing hike through Nepali local villages, teahouses, and beautiful forests with the ultimate goal to reach Annapurna Base Camp in time for the sunrise at Annapurna Range .The view of the sunrise is just stunning beyond words and certainly worth the effort to go on this trek. The guide and porters are very friendly.I feel like I have made friends for life with the Well Plan Trekking staff. Thank you Well Plan Trekking including Ram for The whole arrangement. As I write this review, I feel like going back to Annapurna Base Camp and I miss Dal Bhat.

Date of experience: November 2018

Mani

I had done a great deal of research into Nepal trekking companies for a trek to Annapurna base camp. I settled with well plan trekking as I loved their itinerary, the positive review, and the cost too. When we start trekking it was an amazing hike through Nepali local village tea houses with capturing the photo. The panoramic view of the mountain range was mind-blowing. In fact, the trip was a soul attachment experience as well. Finally, I returned, I feel like I have made friends for life with the staff of well plan trekking( guide and porters ) our guide was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. This was an incredible mine lifetime experience. I missed dal bhat  too

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