About Trip

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a legendary and a very popular trek because of everything it has to offer it's shortest distance. With a perfect blend of nature and cultural exploration, the route to Annapurna Base Camp passes through tranquil landscapes, warm and welcoming Gurung and Magar villages, blossoming Rhododendron, bamboo, oak and alpine forests.

It gains its popularity from the panoramic views of the Himalayas it provides- Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m) Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.), Mt. Annapurna III (7555 m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525 m), Mt. Annapurna south (7219 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Fishtail also called Mt. Machhapuchhare (6998 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441 m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m), Tukuche peak (6920 m), and Tilicho peak (7134m).

The locals we will encounter in Annapurna Base Camp Route are of mixed ethnic groups; there are Brahmans, Chhetris, Mongoloid, Gurung, and Magar people fairly distributed among the entire region. However, Gurungs and Magars make up the larger portion of the residents. You must seize this opportunity to explore and learn the culture, tradition and lifestyle of these residents.

The trek also passes through Ghorepani Poon Hill which is known for its sunrise view and mountain vista. The Dhaulagiri range, the Annapurna Range and Mount Machhapuchhre also come to sight from this point. We will also encounter a natural hot spring near Jhinu Danda. Locals believe that the waters have a healing property that eases away your aches and pains.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts and ends in Pokhara which is the second biggest city and tourist's haven. It is the perfect place to relax after you conquer the Annapurna Base Camp.This trek is a must experience for all kinds of trekkers.

Come see it for yourself with Sublime Trails!

Trip Highlights

  • Journey to world’s 10th tallest mountain foothill, Mt. Annapurna
  • View of world’s 7th tallest mountain Mt. Dhaulagiri and other more than 20 mountain peaks
  • Machhapuchhre Base Camp
  • Spectacular Sunrise view from Poon Hill (3210 m)
  • Diversified vegetations
  • ACAP or Annapurna Sanctuary
  • Lake City Pokhara
  • Jhinu Hot Spring

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive at the Kathmandu Airport (1345m)
  • Day 02: Orientation and sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (800 meters)/Optional Flight
  • Day 04: Two hours drive to Nayapul (1050m) and trek to Hile (1400m)
  • Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2840m) From Hile
  • Day 06: Early morning hike up to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2675m)
  • Day 07: Trek to Chomrong (2140m) from Tadapani
  • Day 08: Trek to Bamboo (2500m) from Chomrong
  • Day 09: Trek to Deurali (3230m) from Bamboo
  • Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) from Deurali
  • Day 11: Trek to Sinuwa (2630m) from ABC
  • Day 12: Trek to Jhinu Danda (hot spring) (1780m) from Sinuwa
  • Day 13: Trek to Nayapul from Jhinu and drive to Pokhara
  • Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara
  • Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu

What’s Included

  • Airport pickup and drop service
  • 3-starred hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Tourist Bus transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back. And also includes the transportation to and from Pokhara to Nayapul
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all meals during the trek
  • Two nights Hotel accommodation in Pokhara at B/B Basis
  • Well experienced guide, Assistant guide and Porter for the trek
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project entrance fees, Tims card fee
  • Necessary paperwork with Government of Nepal and Tax department
  • All the necessary insurance for Sublime's crew
  • All the necessary Bus, Car and Jeep Service for the trip
  • Sublime First Aid kit carried by our Guide
  • Sleeping bags and Down jackets on rentals (to be returned to the company after the trip)
  • Salary, equipment, food and accommodation for Sublime’s crew
  • Emergency Evacuation Assistance Service. Although the cost of the Helicopter, Hospital cost and necessary transport are not payable by the company

What’s Excluded

  • Any meal other than breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Monuments entrance fees.
  • Rescue and travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal injury. We strongly advise you to use your personal travel insurance.
  • Any extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountains (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc)
  • Any alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks and drinking water during the trip.
  • Any desserts.
  • The Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Tips for Sublime’s crew.
  • Day 01: Arrive at the Kathmandu Airport (1345m)

    Elevation: 1345m/4412ft

    Accommodation: 3-Starred Bed and Breakfast

    Welcome to Nepal!

    Just keep an eye out for somebody holding a ‘Sublime Trails’ signboard, because our office reps will be there to receive you at the Airport. Our vehicle will drive you to your hotel in Kathmandu. You can relax, probably get over the jetlag. Or you could take a walk out and explore the beautiful ancient capital city during the evening. There are countless number of cafes and restaurants around the city that you can dine at. Also, the natural Nepali Arabica ground coffee is a must try you like coffee.

  • Day 02: Orientation and sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley

    Kathmandu is a traditional soul of Nepal and has been a well-known destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors. The Valley is a neat combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. Patan and Bhaktapur, the two important neighbouring cities in the valley bear a substantial cultural and religious significance to Nepal’s landscape.

    We will take you on a guided half day tour to the most famous and the biggest Hindu shrine; Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal; Boudhanath, the 15th century Palace of 55 windows and Swayambhunath.

  • Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (800 meters)/Optional Flight

    Duration: 7-8 Hours/30 mins. by flight

    Elevation reached: 827m/2713 ft

    Highlights: First view of Mt. Machhapuchhre

    Accommodation: 3-star hotel in Pokhara

    Cruise through the highly scenic highway from Kathmandu to Pokhara on our Tourist Bus. Or you could save yourself from the 7-hour journey, and enjoy the 30-minute flight. Either way, if the sky is clear, you will witness the first view of the magnificent Mt.Machhapuchhre, the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri Ranges.

    The beautiful Lake City, Pokhara, is Nepali take on Amsterdam and is a tourists haven. Packed with cafes, restaurants and bars this sub-urban city is lit. On peak trekking seasons, you will find the bars open throughout the week!

    Other than that, Pokhara is rich with the natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains.

  • Day 04: Two hours drive to Nayapul (1050m) and trek to Hile (1400m)

    Drive Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours

    Walking hours: 4 Hours

    Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

    Elevation reached: 1400 m /4593 ft

    Terrain: Gentle inclines, well-defined paths and riverbank trails

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    After the 2 hours drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, you will begin your trek to Hile (1400 m) via Birethanti (1065m) where you will see the sublime scenery of green forests and hear the sound of streams and mingling with villagers.

    With the staggering Annapurna Range towering above you, watch out for the beautiful orange groves and paddy fields along the way.

    Overnight at a basic Teahouse lodge at Hile.

  • Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2840m) From Hile

    Walking Hours: 6.5 hours

    Difficulty: Moderate to difficult

    Elevation: 2810 m/9219 ft

    Terrain: Stoned paths and steep inclines

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    The trek begins with a steep ascend to Ulleri (2070m) for 2 hours and then a gentle ascend through Ulleri to Banthanti. These are the traditional Magar villages of a prominent caste in Nepal. Haul up in the warm teahouses to interact with the local folks and enjoy a cup of tea while you are at it. Also, do not miss out on the Rhododendron and Oak forests on your way.

    Conquering the 3300 steps to Ulleri to enjoy the magnificent view of Machhapuchhare or Mt. Fishtail (6997 m), Hiunchuli (6441 m), Gandharba Chuli (6248 m), and Annapurna (7219m) South on your way to Ghorepani.

    Stay overnight at lodge.

  • Day 06: Early morning hike up to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2675m)

    Walking Hours: 6 hours

    Difficulty: Moderate to difficult

    Elevation reached: 2706 m/8878 ft

    Terrain: Jungle paths and hilly descents

    We will be doing an early morning hike to Poonhill (3232m) and make it there before sunrise for a panoramic view of the mountains. You will get the first best view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

    The snow-capped mountain peaks like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Varaha Shikhar (7847 m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Annapurna III (7855m), Machhapuchhare (6993 m), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Annapurna II (7937 m) and Lamjung Himal (6931 m) are to name a few.  

    The view here is simply stunning and will give you a great background for your pictures. We will take breakfast at Poon Hill and then trek to Tadapani. Overnight stay at a lodge.

  • Day 07: Trek to Chomrong (2140m) from Tadapani

    Walking Hours: 5 hours

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Elevation reached: 2170 m/7119 ft

    Terrain: Steep rocky descents and forest trails

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    It is a moderate descend through lush Rhododendron and dense oak forests. Above the village is the mighty peak of Annapurna South with the Mt. Fishtail, facing it across the valley.

    Chomrong is a gateway to the Annapurna Sanctuary and is mostly inhabited by the Gurung ethnic tribe of Nepal. Stay overnight at lodge in the local Gurung villages and experience the hospitality of the Gurung community.

    Watch out for various different species of birds on these trees. This is one of the popular destinations for the birds' lovers. This route is famous for sighting exotic birds and you will probably hear them chirp all on the way.

  • Day 08: Trek to Bamboo (2500m) from Chomrong

    Walking Hours: 5 hours

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Elevation reached: 2580 m/8464 ft

    Terrain: Occasional steep descents and forest trails

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Leaving Chhomrong, the trail descends via 2500 stone steps and cross the suspension bridge that goes over the Chomrong river Khola. Climbing further on a rocky trail, we will cross the beautiful village of  Sinuwa, at 2350m. Then we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldahar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo Look out for the stinging nettles that may sting you on the trail.

    After a descend through long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests, it is a  short distance on a muddy trail to Bamboo Lodge (2340m) where we will stay overnight at the lodge.

  • Day 09: Trek to Deurali (3230m) from Bamboo

    Walking Hours: 3-4 hours

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Elevation reached: 3230 m/10597 ft

    Terrain: Occasional steep descents and ascents

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    We start the day’s trek through a bamboo forest with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees which makes the route damp and cold. Then, ascend steadily to the Himalaya Hotel in Dovan (2630m) where the forest opens up and you will get the astounding view of the glacial river below.

    It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching the Hinku Cave. The trail will drop closer to the river before we pass through a muddy trail which traverses high above the river and climbs again to Deurali -  the most scenic stretch of the day.

    The vegetation is sparser, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below, and the sheer rock-face cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls.

    It takes approximately twenty minutes to reach Deurali from there where we will be staying overnight at lodge.

  • Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) from Deurali

    Walking Hours: 5 hours

    Difficulty: Moderate to difficult

    Elevation reached: 4120 m/13549.87 ft

    Terrain: Steep descents and ascents

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    The trek is a gentle climb through a river bed. The trail then ascents over a steeply over to the mountain side. A strenuous hike from Bagar and we reach the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Enjoy the excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharva Chuli and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience.

    The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and after a mild two-hour uphill climb, we're finally at the Annapurna Base Camp. At 4130 meters, you will be in the glorious foothills of the magnificent Mt. Annapurna. Right from the base of the 10th tallest mountain in the world, you will witness the spectacular view of the sun rising on the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us.

    The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding the 360-degree panorama. From the base camp, we again get to savour mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

  • Day 11: Trek to Sinuwa (2630m) from ABC

    Walking Hours: 5 hours

    Difficulty: Moderately easy

    Elevation reached: 2057 m/6749 ft

    Terrain: Steep descents

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    From the Annapurna Base Camp, we retrace our steps all the way back to Sinuwa, the village that we crossed on our way from Chomrong to Bamboo.

    Today’s trek is almost all downhill, so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Besides, we will always have the company of the extraordinary landscape to cheer us up.

    Overnight at a teahouse in Bamboo.

  • Day 12: Trek to Jhinu Danda (hot spring) (1780m) from Sinuwa

    Walking Hours: 4 hours

    Difficulty: Easy

    Elevation reached: 1780 m/5839.8 ft

    Terrain: Gentle descents

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    From Sinuwa, it is an uphill trek to Kuldi Ghar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Then we climb up the stone steps to Chhomrong and then climb all the way down to the hot springs. The path is mild ascent up to Lower Sinuwa where we will be passing through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo plants. The trail goes steeply up to the Chhomrong river.

    We trek gradually descending to the Chomrong Khola and we go up a stone staircase for almost an hour till we reach Chomrong. The last part of the trail is steeply down to Jhinu Danda. From the village, it is a 20-minute walk to the hot springs at the bank of the Modi Khola.

    The trail descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be resting for the night. There are two lovely natural hot water baths right next to the river at the riverbed. You can unwind yourself at the hot springs and pamper your body with a hot bath and the hot water is believed to soothe all your body aches.

  • Day 13: Trek to Nayapul from Jhinu and drive to Pokhara

    Walking Hours: 5 hours

    Drive Duration: 1 hour 30 mins

    Difficulty: Easy

    Elevation reached: 1070 m/3510.49 ft

    Terrain: Gentle descents

    Accommodation: 3-starred hotel

    The walk to Nayapul is just a small climb uphill from the village, then a zigzag way to Jhinu Danda. It is a walk on a peaceful trail with multiple waterfalls and an amazing view of the hilly landscape of Western Nepal.

    We stop for lunch on the way and beyond this that, the trail descends gently crossing numerous streams and terraces to Syauli Bazaar. Followed by the Modi River, we will reach Nayapul in a few hours and cease the trek.

    From Nayapul we board a private bus which is an hour and a half drive to Pokhara. Overnight stay at Pokhara.

  • Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara

    Drive Duration: 6-7 hours

    Accommodation: 3-starred hotel

    On the way back from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we will pass by Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach the Manakamana Temple. This temple is sacred to the Hindus and has people coming in from all over the world to pay their respects.

    We stop for lunch then leave for Kathmandu again. After a total of 6 hours of driving, we will be in Kathmandu and rest and relax for the evening. We will spend the day leisurely and catch up on some last minute shopping.

    To celebrate the successful completion of our journey we will all gather for a farewell dinner with the manager of Sublime Trails and we would love for you to share your great experience.

    Overnight at a 3-starred Kathmandu hotel.

  • Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu

    The trip concludes on this day and we will have our airport representatives to drop you off at the Kathmandu International Airport three hours before your scheduled flight from Nepal.

    Heavyhearted, your journey in Nepal ends here.

    It was a pleasure serving you at Sublime Trails and we do hope the relationship developed between us will extend to further trips to this amazing country with us in the years ahead.

    We would like to wish you all the best and a safe journey home.

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Note:

Hotel and Accommodation on Annapurna Trekking:

We provide hotels according to your request and travel plan in Kathmandu. There are numerous choices of hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to luxury five stars. Our AnnapurnaTrek standard package includes 3 stars or similar hotel’s accommodation in Kathmandu. The accommodation in Trekking trail is teahouse or lodges.

Transports used on Annapurna Trekking:

We provide private vehicles (car/bus/jeep) for airport transfers and for sightseeing in Kathmandu. Flight, private transport and shared land vehicle is available on your demand.

Electricity and battery charges on trek:

During Annapurna Trekking there is no problem with the electricity. You can recharge your electric appliances like camera and mobile phones which you have to pay some amount. It depends upon teahouses and some lodges they don’t charge for electricity or battery. It is advised to take spare batteries and power bank as well.

Meals and drinks on Annapurna Trekking:

During trekking you will be given meals as described in itinerary. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. Normal water is free but we request you to carry water purification pills. You can buy bottled water and boiled water in various teahouses or lodges as well.

Luggage/Bag pack on Annapurna Trekking:

Your luggage will be carried by porters and you can simply carry your back pack. In it you can keep water bottles, camera, jackets, medicines, cream etc. Small trek bag is best for such high altitude trekking. You can deposit your valuables or unnecessary luggage in Kathmandu as well. Domestic carrier allow 15 kg including hand bag and if found overweight then you will have to pay extras.

Guide/Porter on trek:

Trained and government license holder trekking guide will be provided who will handle all the logistics and arrangement of trekking trip. Porter will carry bags of two trekkers and if the group is more than 10 persons then Sherpa or additional guide will be provided.

Group Size, guide and crew member:

Sublime Trails organizes Annapurna Trekking starting from 1 up to 30 pax at once. However, every 10 persons you will be provided a guide. You all will stay in one teahouse but the crew members might be different. 1:10 for guide and 1:2 for porter is used.

Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:

We have Annapurna Trekking package available for both fixed departures date as well as private trekking. If you wish to join the group in our fixed departures then check the dates stated in our website or email us for the dates. You can choose any date for your trekking and we can arrange for momentous trekking in Annapurna region.

Personal expenses on trek:

Personal expenses are at your own hand. Normally Kathmandu is cheaper in comparison to trekking regions. You can buy alcohols, daily goods and meals in Kathmandu. There are many shops, eateries and bars where you can choose and spend some money. If you drink alcohol and wants to do hot shower bath in trekking trails then it would be costly. About 10-15% of your trip cost should be allocated for crew members’ tips. In an average you can enjoy the stay in Nepal at just about 15-25 $ per day luxuriously.

A typical day on trek:

Morning: Packing of bags and Breakfast.

After 4 hours of walking we stop for Lunch.

Short Afternoon walk takes us to destination for afternoon tea.

Explore around the place.

Dinner.

Our meeting in Kathmandu:

Once your trip is confirmed you will have to email us your flight details. Our airport representatives will be at airport with the placard “Sublime Trails” or your own name.

Itinerary and changes on it:

Once the trip plans are confirmed you can’t change the plans. However, you can request for any changes like you want to take trekking only instead of Kathmandu plus Trekking. We are very flexible trekking agency and also we are highly customer oriented. We will be happy to customize your trip.

Trekking guide will analyze the situation during the trekking. Trekkers are requested to heed the instructions of guide. Analyzing the conditions of trail and weather as well as availability of accommodation guides might suggest alternative plans or programs.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation:

In case of accidents, sickness and casualty we will transfer you immediately to nearest health facilities. It is highly recommended that you come for trekking in Nepal with genuine travel insurance which covers your helicopter rescue as well.

Trip Extensions:

If you would like to add more days or extend the trip after trekking then we can arrange for your trip of places inside Nepal as well as beyond (Tibet and Bhutan).

Booking and payment:

20% advance payment is required in order to guarantee your booking. The advance payment is non refundable. You should send us passport copy and flight details. You can pay to us through bank transfer, credit card or any modes of payment suitable for you you then we will forward the detail for payment.