Annapurna Base Camp TrekkingAnnapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 12 Days

  • Enjoy the shortest adventure in the heart of massif Annapurna Himalayas.
  • Exceptional views of dramatic beautiful landscapes of hills, valleys and peaks.
  • Stand beneath world’s 10th highest peak Mt. Annapurna-I and it massive range.
  • From green forest to arctic zone of ice, snow and glaciers at Annapurna Sanctuary.
  • Explore traditional Gurung villages adorned with impressive heritage cultures.”

Adventure to Annapurna Base Camp within sanctuary hidden between mighty peaks

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking with Explorer Adventurers leads you to wonderful scenic green hills, covered in dense tree lines. Makes the walk delightful following a pleasant high path through mountain villages festooned with age-old heritage and impressive cultures.

Annapurna Base Camp is located within a picturesque Sanctuary enclosed by towering peaks of massif Annapurna Himalayas.

The main Mt. Annapurna-I stands as the world’s 10th highest at 8,091 m, one of the toughest mountains for climbers.

Mt. Annapurna-I with classic mountaineering history as the first 8,000 meters peak ever climbed. Three years ahead than Mt. Everest was summited by Tenzing and Hillary. On June 3rd, 1950 Mt. Annapurna-I summit was conquered by the French Expeditions. Annapurna Base Camp and the scenic Annapurna Sanctuary are out of this world and amazing country to experience.

Where adventure starts from low paddy fields, and then reaches cooler alpine hills, as the walk follows through a river gorge. Then entering a wide exposed magnificent valley at Annapurna Sanctuary, the walk follows the Modi River upstream. Right next to its glacial source at Annapurna Base Camp the highest spot of the adventure at 4,130 m high.

The wonderful feature of Annapurna Sanctuary is that it is the only base camp in the whole Himalayas. Having a facility for trekkers with a nice and cozy lodge right beneath the Eastern Face of staggering Mt. Annapurna-I.

The other best about Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, trekkers do not have to worry about High Altitude Sickness or AMS. As the elevation gains slowly and gradually, by the time you reach the base camp, you will be well acclimatized.

Adventure of moderate grade with steep ups and downhill, but the majestic views of Himalayan peaks will refresh the trekkers. Where all age-group can enjoy fascinating walks from low hills to the Arctic zone landscapes at Annapurna Base Camp. Enjoy the marvelous scenery of an array of peaks that encircles you at the base camp amidst the picturesque Annapurna Sanctuary.

The return journey is equally interesting heading downhill to the village of Chomrong and then to Jhinu. A place with a natural hot spring to enjoy a refreshing bath and a dip in a warm pool. Before ending the trek at beautiful Pokhara, after a grand adventure and wonderful experience on Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.

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On first arrival at Kathmandu and Nepal International Airport received by our guide and staff with traditional greetings. Taking care of your baggage, and then a short drive to the hotel, located in the heart of a city near the exciting areas at Thamel.

Check into your lovely rooms, after getting refreshed from the Jet-Lag, join in with other members for group briefing. Provided by your guide or Group Leader, offering information regarding the trek, hotels, local lodge.

    Morning after breakfast, one can join for an exciting tour of old Durbar Square / Palace Courtyard. Other interesting places listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Enjoy the day with individual activities and trek preparation.

      An exciting morning and interesting day, transfer to a private coach or in a regular Tourist Bus for Pokhara.

      Traveling overland is interesting to observe the country’s rural farm life, as the drive leads beyond Kathmandu valley. Facing views of snow peaks along the drive, as the drive reach low warm farm villages and towns.

      The main highway follows Trisuli River for few hours, then heads west with great views of Manaslu and Annapurna Himalayas. Then finally ending the journey at beautiful city of Pokhara where all good hotels located by the serene Phewa lake side.

      (Options by air to Pokhara from Kathmandu a short half hour flight)

        Morning having breakfast at leisure, enjoying the views of Annapurna Himalayas’, depart from the hotel. An exciting drive takes you from the city areas of Pokhara towards a scenic countryside. After few hours of pleasant drive, the route diverts on the dirt trail from Nayapul town to Bhirethati village.

        Following the Modi River for short while, then drive heads on winding uphill to Ghandruk. A large and major village around southern Annapurna Himalayas, Gurung are the main tribes of Ghandruk and Annapurna Himalaya region.

        At Ghandruk many good lodges for overnight stop, check into a nice lodge, afternoon free to explore the old village of Ghandruk. As well visit the small Gurung museum, provides best information of the Gurung people and of the Annapurna region.

          Enjoy morning views of Annapurna Himalayas, after breakfast a long day walk of more than six hours to Sinuwa Danda. Chomrong village.

          Morning climb to the top of Ghandruk and on easy winding trail with short climb to Kimrong ridge. From the high hill top, a long descent into cool forested trail to Kimrong River. After crossing a small stream, an uphill walk past small farm areas and then on nice path to Chomrong village. Possible lunch stop, afternoon walk down to Chomrong stream. Crossing over a bridge climb for an hour or more to
          Sinuwa hill top. A small settlement with few simple lodge for overnight halt.

            At Sinuwa, with pleasant overnight with glorious morning views, having breakfast, walk on winding forested path. Then short downhill to a nice clearing at Bamboo a temporary settlement with number of lodges. Situated close by the Modi River amidst forest of rhododendron, pines and bamboo. From Bamboo uphill into a dense forest, after a good climb reach Dovan, a small settlement with few lodge.

            From Dovan, walk leads a steep climb close to a waterfall as route leads above Modi River. The trail leads to a large overhanging Hinko cave, and short walk to a small place named as Himalaya Hotel. A possible lunch stop, walk continues down close to Modi River, and then a short climb to Deurali. A nice place with number of good lodges for overnight stop.

              After Deurali towards our main highlight destination to Annapurna Base Camp. From here onward tall tree lines gives away for short alpine bushes and shrubs.

              A steep climb for few hour to Machhapuchare Base Camp, in short MBC, located at the bottom of Machhapuchare Himal. Popularly called as the Fish-Tail, the virgin and unclimbed peak, the area with few nice lodges for lunch stop.

              From MBCa short afternoon walk of few hours to Annapurna Base Camp, a small climb to a ridge. Then enter the scenic Annapurna Sanctuary, enclosed by array of snow peaks. The walk continues on gradual path to Annapurna base camp,
              stand beneath towering Annapurna-I and Gangapurna Himal.

              A picturesque and highest spot of the adventure, enjoy the comfort of a nice lodge. Every room faces grand views of surrounding snow peaks, having lunch, afternoon at leisure to marvel the glorious mountain panorama.  

                After an enjoyable time and great experience in the heart of massive Annapurna Himalaya range of peaks. Return trek on long descend encountering few short ups and gradual winding path. Then reaching Bamboo, a nice place for overnight at Bamboo, after a long day walk from Annapurna Base Camp and the sanctuary.

                  Enjoying a pleasant overnight with the sound of a river, morning walk short climb towards dense tree lines. As walk follows on winding pleasant path to Sinuwa Danda, and then down to Chomrong River. On crossing a bridge with last steep climb to Chomrong village for lunch stop facing excellent views of snow peaks.

                  After lunch a short climb and then down to Jhinu village, situated on a high ridge with several nice good lodges for last overnight halt. At Jhinu enjoy a refreshing warm dip and a bathe in its natural hot-spring close to the village.

                    From Jhinu village down to another Nayapul / New bridge, cross over Modi River, a nice gentle walk to a small farm village of Sewai. Completing the walk, and then taking few hour drive to Pokhara, heading past villages and towns.  

                    As drive reaches Pokhara, then transfer to your hotel, after lunch rest of the afternoon at leisure for individual activities.

                      Depart from the hotel at Pokhara, for interesting overland journey back to Kathmandu on the scenic highway. On reaching the hotel at Kathmandu by late afternoon, rest of day free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.  

                      (Option for short flight of half hour to Kathmandu from Pokhara)

                        Your last day in Kathmandu and Nepal, as per your international flight time our staff transfer you to the airport.

                        Then bid farewell to guide and staff as you enter the airport terminal for homeward bound flight, after an amazing great adventure to Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.

                          What's Included
                          • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
                          • Three night hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B.
                          • Two night Hotel in Pokhara on twin sharing  Basis with B.B
                          • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System
                          • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis 
                          • Half Day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
                          • Government license holder guide 
                          • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
                          • Duffel bag for packing your things for the trek 
                          • Hire sleeping bag and down jacket for the trekking.,
                          • Transportation from Kathmandu to pokhara to Kathmandu Tourist Bus 
                          • Annapurna Conservation Area Project ( ACAP) Entry  Permit.
                          • Government taxes and official expense
                          What's not Included
                          • Domestic flight KTM  Pokhara KTM 
                          • All food pay your self  during the trek  
                          • Flight to Kathmandu, Nepal
                          • Tips for porters ($60-80) and guides ($80-100)
                          • Nepal Visa ($50)
                          • Insurance (must include emergency evacuation by helicopter, check
                          • Food and drinks ($15-25 per day)
                          • In some places: hot water, wifi, battery charging - $2-5
                          • Drinking water, price depends on altitude (linear regression)
                          Useful Information

                          Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:

                          Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.

                          Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………

                          Guide and Porters for 12 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking:

                          On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.

                          All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.

                          Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.

                          Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.

                          Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.

                          Information of AMS and Precaution Measures:

                          High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.

                          Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.

                          To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.

                          The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.

                          On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.

                          Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.

                          In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.

                          What to Bring During 12 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?

                          Clothing and footwear

                          • trekking boots (should be warm, waterproof, breathable, cover and fix the ankle)
                          • Sports sandals with a closed toe or sneakers.
                          • flip flops , Sun cap , Wool or fleece hat , 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin, 1 thick,}
                          • Bandana or neckerchief ,  Fleece jackets (1 thin, 1 thick) .
                          • Thermal underwear (merino wool!), preferably 2 sets (one for walking, the other for sleeping), buy at home.
                          • Trekking socks - several pairs (there is a limited possibility of washing)
                          • Quick-drying sports T-shirts (e.g. Polartec PowerDry) - 2 pcs. or more.
                          • Down jacket , Windstopper , Windproof warm jacket with hood.
                          • Trekking trousers ,  Warm synthetic pants like ski pants , Rain poncho.
                          • Sun Screen Cream , Sunglasses ,  Trekking pole , Water bottle.

                           Equipment for Annapurna Base Camp 12 Days Trekking 

                          • Duffel bags for trek will be perovided on Day 2 should be returned after the trek is over.
                          • Backpack 20-30 liters with rain cover (optionally with drinking system)
                          • leeping bag (comfort temperature around -5 C). On the upper lodges they usually provide woolen blankets. You can rent a sleeping bag in       Kathmandu, $1-2 per day.
                          • A good quality headlight with new batteries and a spare set of batteries.
                          • Sunglasses (category 3-4) + hard case , Trekking poles , Thermos 0.5-1 liter.
                          • Sealed packaging for documents and money , Sitting mat (optionally), Power bank.
                          • A roll of dense garbage bags 50 liters. You will pack your items in it when you put them in a duffel bag to protect them from moisture and dust.

                           Personal usage

                          • Towel (light and quick-drying)  - Washing accessories - Disinfection wipes
                          • Antibacterial gel - Moisturizing hand cream - Sun cream with a high factor
                          • Lip balm with sun protection - Reusable water bottle - Snacks, nuts, chocolate

                          Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 12 Days FAQs

                          • Depending upon the programs with itinerary days chosen as per your holidays in Nepal. Normal standard itinerary of 7-8 days treks from Pokhara to Pokhara with few hours drives both ways. Interested people can make a few days longer combing Ghorepani and Poon Hill with Annapurna Base Camp.

                            Taking more than 10-12 days, or less depends on one fitness level, as it leads to much climb and downhill walks.

                          • Not at all it’s not hard or tough, except for some days climbing steep uphill. Starts with pleasant and gradual climb, with few short level path, more or less with gentle up. Rest of the walk is on winding path with slow ascent and long descent.

                            Taking slow and steady with short refreshing stops makes the walk much easier and enjoyable

                          • Yes, it is best to carry a warm sleeping bag with inner linear which is more hygienic. Although most lodges provides blankets, but using own sleeping bag will be more of comfort and makes you feel much better.

                          • Besides Annapurna Himalaya range of peaks, enjoy views of Vara Shikar / Annapurna Fang. Includes Gangapurna Himal, Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli, Fluted Peak or Singu Chuli. In the beginning from Pokhara views of Manaslu and Dhaulagiri Himalayas. Machhapuchare Himal the famous Fish Tail Peak that dominates the southern hills and valleys of Annapurna range.

                          • Most big villages and towns do have Wi Fi like in Ghandruk and Chomrong. The only places where Wi Fi will not be available is en route Annapurna Base Camp for some days. Even through if it’s available it will have disturbing service. Due to cold climate or in cloudy days.

                            The rest of the area on return treks are good for Wi Fi, available all around the route till Pokhara is reached.