• Duration19 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Group Size01-20 pax
  • Age range8-70

Overview

Annapurna Base Camp trek is an amazing hike through various landscapes, diverse cultures, rich mountain vistas, terraced fields, charming Gurung ethnic villages, and wide varieties of exotic flora and fauna. Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m) is the 10th highest mountain in the world and our journey to reach its base camp is one of the most popular and famous trekking destinations in Nepal. Annapurna ranges extend from Vara-Shikar towards Manaslu and Lamjung Himal in roughly 65-70km lateral distance. This range includes one peak over 8,000m and thirteen peaks over 7,000m. The landscapes of the Annapurna region provide stunning scenery and early morning views of the mountains are breathtaking. The sunrise and sunset on Annapurna Massif would be the most fascinating things do to. Moreover, Mt. Machapuchhre (Fishtail) is the most iconic peak in the Annapurna mountain range which is reversed by the Nepalese for its unique beauty.

In 10 days, you can experience the diverse culture, traditions, and religious practices of the Gurung community. Normally, the trek starts from Ghandruk village, a famous and traditional Gurung community in the foothills of the Annapurna Himalayas. The beautiful landscapes along with forests and rivers take you to another beautiful village Chhomrong with the amazing backdrops of Annapurna South.  The next day we will head to Dovan, where you will be awarded the outstanding views of Mt. Machapuchhre, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and neighboring mountains. The trail passes through the wooded area filled with bamboo and rhododendron trees beside the Modi river and reaches the MBC before reaching ABC. The next day, you will experience the beautiful sunrise on the top of the Annapurna ranges and neighboring mountains. 

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Ethnic Group, Culture, and Tradition 

You will be trekking through the small and beautiful village settlements of ethnic people like Gunung and Magar. You can experience the local culture, tradition, people, and customs. The warm hospitality from local people, their unique taste in food, and festivals are a lifetime experience for any traveler. Normally, Ghandruk and Chhomrong villages are rich in culture and unique traditions in Annapurna Base Camp Trek. 

Annapurna Base Camp 

A stunning place to explore the panoramic view of mountains and Annapurna valley filled with snow-capped mountains, glaciers, and the magical scenery of the Himalayan ranges.  Annapurna Base Camp is the dream place of every travel devotee to experience the wildness of the Himalayas. The beautiful and panoramic place of the base of Annapurna Massif, from where you can experience the thrilling view of Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Gangapurna (7,455m), and Annapurna South (7,219m). This massif is protected and conserved by the largest conservation area of Nepal - The Annapurna Conservation Area with 7629sq.km. 

Pokhara, a city of lakes

Pokhara is the most popular and famous destination for trekkers and travelers in Nepal. The beautiful city offers stunning views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Massif, and numerous other mountains. This city is also called the city of lakes, which includes, Phewa lake, Begnas lake, Rupa lake, and many other small and bigger ones inside Pokhara city. The city has fancy and luxury resorts, hotels, and restaurants which reflect international services in hospitality. The cozy street in the lakeside, foody street, lights, and hundreds of shops trekking and hiking item shops are the major attractions of Pokhara. Sarangkot viewpoint, World Peace Stupa, and Dhampus village add more attractions to your Pokhara stay.

More highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Exploration of UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhu Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square.
  • Unique, distinctive, and beautiful cultures, practices, and values of ethnic groups.
  • Home of the exotic flora and fauna. 
  • Rhythmic waterfall, lush green forest, rhododendron forest, and glacial rivers. 
  • Majestic sunrise and sunset views from Annapurna Base Camp over the snowy peaks. 
  • Natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda. 
  • Spend a day in Tourist hub Pokhara and explore around it. 
  • Get a taste of authentic Nepalese cuisine in Pokhara, Kathmandu, and while trekking.

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Itinerary

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After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Relax Getaways will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. In the evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour and trekking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting.

Overnight in Kathmandu

  • 3 Star and 5 Star Hotel option
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft
  • Kathmandu

Early in the Morning, The representative will pick you up from Hotel and drop you to Tourist Bus Park. Either you can take breakfast before the drive or may take it on the way. This segment of Transportation will be an epic one with a scenic drive. The beautiful hills and mountains rising above them will make precious views. Beautiful landscapes, rivers, forests and vegetation, and many more natural beauties make this journey a memorable one.

A Luxury Tourist bus is used for Pokhara transfer while a private jeep will pick up from drop to Ghandruk.

Ghandruk is the typical Gurung village. It is settled at the top of the hill which offers amazing views of mountains and other hills. Houses in traditional style, clean environment, fresh atmosphere and beautiful kindhearted people of Ghandruk make these places one of the most beautiful destinations of Annapurna Trekking.

Overnight at Ghandruk

  • Standard Guest House
  • 7-8 hours’ drive
  • Brekafast Included
  • 2,675 meter/ 8,775 ft
  • Ghandruk

Early morning, after taking Breakfast, with the beautiful twinkling morning sun, we begin our trekking. Along the ridge, we descend toward Chhomrong where we spend a night.

This segment will offer a beautiful alpine forest trek. We pass the lush pine, oak, and rhododendron forest, and beautiful villages, encounter heartily kind people and explore the diverse floras and faunas of Nepal. We take our lunch at the standard lodge on the way and take dinner at the standard guest house in Chhomrong. Chhomorong is another beautiful village of the native Gurung community.

Overnight at Chhomrong

  • Standard Guest House
  • 4-5 hours trek
  • Brekafast Included
  • 2,340 m/ 7,680 ft
  • Chhomrong

After having breakfast we continue our journey. With a short descent, we approach Chhomrong Stream from where we again ascend and reach Kholdighar where we show our Annapurna Conservation Area Project entrance. After a few ascends and descends in the steeps and walking on the rocky river banks we approach Doban after crossing Bamboo.

We stay at Doban for a night and take dinner at the same guesthouse.

Overnight at Doban

  • Standard Guest House
  • 4-5 hours trek
  • Brekafast Included
  • 2,505 m /8,220 ft
  • Doban

We wake up, take breakfast and continue to walk toward our journey. Slowly you will realize the high altitude and thin air level. We continually ascend and walk along the ridge until we reach Deurali. The beautiful alpine forest, mesmerizing views of Annapurna ranges, frightening river gorge, and diverse floras and faunas make this segment of trekking a beautiful experience. We take lunch on the way while dinner will be made at the guest house where we stay for a night.

Overnight at Deurali

  • Standard Guest House
  • 4-5 hours trek
  • Brekafast Included
  • 3,230 m /10,600 ft
  • Deurali

This is the last segment of 10 days Annapurna Base camp Trek before reaching our ultimate destination. Early in the morning we take breakfast and start the most difficult part of the entire trekking. This segment is so challenging because we reach two Base Camps. From Deurali with gradual ascend and rocky rugged trail trek we approach Annapurna Base Camp where we spend little time exploring the most amazing base camp of the glorious and most dangerous mountain in the world:- Mt. Annapurna.

We take a picture of gorgeous Annapurna and enjoy the beautiful moraine. Amazing views of Mt. Annapurna and other neighboring hills, and many more things make our efforts to approach here so small. The incredible experience after reaching the astounding Base Camp of stunning and gigantic sacred Mt. Annapurna erases all the tiredness and stress.

After some while in ABC, we again continue to trek and reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The mighty mount Fishtail/ Machhapuchhre is awaiting to tease us with its beautiful whitey smile and gigantic looks. We visit the surrounding places to explore the beauties of Mt. Fishtail and stay here for a night.

Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp

  • Standard Guest House
  • 4-5 hours trek
  • Brekafast Included
  • 4,130 m/ 13,545 ft
  • Annapurna Base Camp

We take breakfast at the foot of Mighty Mt. Machhapuchhre with the beautiful supernatural sun reflection on the snowcapped Mountains.

After breakfast, with lots of memories and lifetime experience in the Himalayas, we leave it. With a heavy heart to leave the place, we trek down towards Sinuwa. We make lots of descends through an alpine lush forest of Rhododendron, oak, pine and junipers, green vegetations, beautiful and typical villages, rivers and streams, Waterfalls, and many more.

Although we physically appear in Sinuwa, our minds, eyes, and hearts still hark the moments in the Base Camps. We leave footprints behind us and carry lots of lifetime memories.

Overnight at Sinuwa

  • Standard Guest House
  • 5-6 hours trek
  • Brekafast Included
  • 2,360 m /7,740 ft
  • Sinuwa

We take breakfast and continuing return Home. We gradually descend and come down at Nayapul where we catch the Jeep and travel to Pokhara.

After refreshing and little rest at the hotel in Pokhara, you may visit the Lakeside Pokhara in the evening. Pokhara at the night is so beautiful with its enlightening chants and lakeside night views.

Overnight at Pokhara

  • 3 Star and 5 Star Hotel option
  • 4-5 hours trek/1 hour drive
  • Brekafast Included
  • 815 m/ 2,675 ft
  • Pokhara

After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. This will be a journey along the river banks with wonderful views of hills and the rural Nepalese lifestyle. After reaching Kathmandu, take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, you will have a farewell dinner with a cultural program in the evening.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • 3 Star and 5 Star Hotel option
  • 5-6 hours’ drive
  • Brekafast and Dinner Included
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft
  • Kathmandu

After a few days of fun and excitement, the day to bid farewell has arrived. Our representatives will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport as per your flight time.

After the wonderful opportunity to organize this tour for you we wish you a safe and happy journey ahead.

  • Brekafast Included

Package Option

  • 3 Star
  • Duration: 19 Days
  • US$499

What's included

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private luxury vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel Holy Himalaya or Arushi Boutique Hotel) and in Pokhara (Hotel Crown Himalaya or similar) on a twin/double sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • All accommodations in standard lodges during the treks on twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • Tourist bus transportation from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu and by private vehicle Pokhara to the trek starting point and ending point to Pokhara.
  • All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits, and TIMS.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide and necessary porters.
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal's sleeping bag, T-shirt, duffle bag, city, and trekking route map - if necessary.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver (Tipping is Expected).
  • 5 Star
  • Duration: 19 Days
  • US$799

What's included

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private luxury vehicle.
  • Accommodation in 5-star hotel in Kathmandu (Kathmandu Marriott Hotel or similar) and in Pokhara (Hotel Pokhara Grande or similar) on a twin/double sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • All accommodations in standard lodges during the treks on twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • Private transportation throughout the trip
  • All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits, and TIMS.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide and necessary porters.
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal's sleeping bag, T-shirt, duffle bag, city, and trekking route map - if necessary.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver (Tipping is Expected).

Good to Know

Accommodation:

Relax Getaways provides you 3 star and 5-star hotel options in cities and standard guest houses during trekking.

Accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Holy Himalaya or Arushi Boutique Hotel) and in Pokhara (Hotel Crown Lake Star or similar).

Accommodation in a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu (Kathmandu Marriott Hotel or similar) and in Pokhara (Hotel Pokhara Grande or similar).

Teahouse and lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket, and pillows. Every lodge has a capacious dining room and lounge. We will provide you and your group with the lodge which is locally available every day. If you want to upgrade accommodation in cities, then contact us for cost detail.

Food on the way (Journey):

Your meals during the trek are comprised of our price. Travelers take their breakfast and dinner at the tea house where they stay and lunch is taken during the trekking in the local lodge. All standard Meals during the trekking are included in the cost. The lunches and dinners are not included in Kathmandu and Pokhara which costs from $4 to $8 depending on meal items and restaurant category.

Luggage:

Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage is carried and moved by the porters. You should carry a water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag that will provide safety. You are provided with a free locker room in a hotel in Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 20 kg and for more weight, you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.

Transportation on Journey:

Relax Getaways will offer you private luxury vehicles for airport transferal, sightseeing and Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara.

Private transportation throughout the trip for a 5-star option.
Luxurious tourist bus for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu for 3-star options.

Group Leader during the journey:

Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained traveling guide in your group. There will be a single porter for a couple of people.

Payment of the Due Balance:

The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal.

Communication during Journey:

Annapurna Base camp Trek is a moderate-level trek so you can find telephone and internet facilities in most of the places.

Vouchers:

If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to the availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link.

Visa:

You can get a visa at Kathmandu airport upon arrival. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy.

Tourist Visa Fee Details

Days

Updated Tourist Visa Fees

15 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 30

30 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 50

90 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 125

Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period)

USD 3 per day

Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry)

Additional USD 25

Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration)

Late fee is USD 5 per day


Booking your international flight:

If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
www.makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com
They usually have good offers.

When and where should you arrive?

Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends after the scheduled trip after breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Relax Getaways" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel.
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting [email protected]
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.

Currencies are accepted in Nepal:

Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both VISA and in general. There are plenty of ATMs in Kathmandu, Chitwan, and Pokhara and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.

Health Issues:

The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters. Normally below three 3000 meters will not have altitude-related problems usually for people with stable health. But above it can cause altitude-related sickness. If you have a health condition that might cause problems, please consult a doctor about the advisability of doing the trek. For Your information, your traveling guide will also have pills for Altitude Sickness and other basic medicine. We recommend you take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever and nausea.

Insurance/Evacuation:

We do not hope that there may arise any serious problems for you in your journey, but if you get caught by a serious illness, then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. But you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place during the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance that will cover your cost. Be insured (As you will reach up to 4200meter).

Mount Everest:

If you want to see a close view of Mt. Everest and the Himalayan peaks, we can arrange mountain flights. You can contact [email protected] to book. To know more about Mount Everest Scenic Flight by plane, please click here and Everest Scenic Flight by Helicopter click here.

Trip Extensions/Add-on trips:

If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to India, Bhutan, and Tibet.

Tips:

A general rule of thumb for tipping is from USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip, however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.

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