- Trek Overview
- Inclusions / Exclusions
The Annapurna valley was first explored in 1950 by a French Expedition team trying to attempt a summit. Their account and description of the valley encouraged and motivated many travellers to explore what is now known by many as the most beautiful sanctuary in the Himalayas.
The trek to the base camp goes through dense forests and offers spectacular views. You also pass through the Machapuchure base camp and the view of the Annapurna Massif from the base camp is to die for!
About the Area
The Annapurna Base Camp trek is located in the Annapurna Sanctuary 40kms north of Pokhra in the Kaski district of Nepal. It is inhabited by the native Gurung people who hold this sanctuary sacred. The peak of Machapuchare at the entrance is believed to be the home of God Shiva.
- Chances of Rain/ Hail – Mild drizzles
- Temperatures- Afternoon upto 20 degrees, Nights around zero degrees
- Day 1: Arrive in Pokhra.
Nightstay in Pokhra.
- Day 2: Drive from Pokhra to Kimche (2.5 hours) Trek to Kumrong (2100 mts).
Trek Distance and Time - 5 kms, 3 hours.
Overnight at Kumrong
- Day 3: Trek from Komrong to Chomrung (2170mts)
Trek Distance and Time - 7 kms, 5 hours.
Overnight at Chomrung
- Day 4: Trek from Chomrung to Dovan (2579 mts)
Trek Distance and Time - 11 kms, 7 hours.
Overnight at Dovan
- Day 5: Trek from Dovan to Machapuchare BC (3699 mts)
Trek Distance and Time - 10 kms, 7 hours.
Overnight at MBC
- Day 6: Trek from Machapuchare BC to Annapurna BC(4130 mts)
Trek Distance and Time – 3 kms, 2-3 hours.
Overnight at ABC
- Day 7: Trek from Annapurna BC to Bamboo (2339 mts).
Trek Distance and Time – 16.5 kms, 9 hours.
Overnight at Bamboo
- Day 8: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu (1759 mts).
Trek Distance and Time – 10 kms, 7 hours.
Overnight at Jhinu
- Day 9: Trek from Jhinu to Marque.
Time - 1.5-2 hrs hours.
Drive from Marque to Pokhra.
Time - 2-3 hours
Trek ends once you reach Pokhra.
You are expected to reach Pokhra by 6pm/7pm.
- Stay at Pokhra on first and last days
- Drive from Pokhra to Kimche and from Marque to Pokhra.
- Accommodation (On twin or triple sharing basis) for the duration of the trek.
- All National park entry and forest permit fee.
- Rentals for all common gear provided to you like tent and sleeping bags.
- Guide and Expertise charges – an English-speaking guide and an Indian trek leader
- A high altitude medical kit which includes oxygen cylinders, Oxymeters, BP meter and Medicines.
- Optional in inclusions : We can arrange for all meals (fixed menu) and drinking water for the entire duration of the trek .(Hot water is payable in Nepal) making the Trip fee ₹45,000/-
- 5% GST
- All meals and drinking water for the entire duration of the trek.(Hot water is payable in Nepal) Trip fee ₹32,000/-
- Rentals for personal gear (You are expected to get your own personal gear – Refer the things to carry)
- Flight/train till Pokhra.
- Backpack offloading charges. You are expected to carry your own backpack. Trekkers unable to do so can opt for a porterage service accordingly.
Yes, If you're flying into Nepal you need a passport to show at the airport in Nepal
You can arrive in Pokhara on day1 till 5pm (latest) and leave from Pokhara on the Day 10 in the evening after 4pm
1. Traveller identification document (voter id or passport) 2. Negative RTPCR report 3. Double vaccination certificate 4. CCMC form - https://ccmc.gov.np/arms/person_add_en.php
From Kathmandu you have three options to reach Pokhara. Option 1 - Take a bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Cost approximately 1500NPR. There are day buses and overnight buses as well. Travel time approximately 7 to 12 hours depending on the road and traffic. Option 2 - Cab from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Cost approximately 12000NPR. Travel time approximately 5 to 8 hours. Option 3 - Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Cost approximately 3000NPR to 5000NPR, depending on when you book. Travel time 45 minutes. Cab ride from Pokhara airport to lakeside (where hotels are) cost approximately 500NPR.
To cross the border from Sonauli is a tedious journey. You need to first reach Gorakhpur by train or by bus. It is better to reach Gorakhpur early morning, so that you can reach Pokhara on the same day itself. Option 1 - Take bus from Gorakhpur to Sunauli, cost approximately 300 NPR, travel time approximately 3.5hours. You can get a bus from outside the railway station or the bus stand. You then have to cross over the border on foot. Option 2 - You could also take a cab from Gorakhpur to Sunauli. Cost approximately 2500INR, travel time approximately 1.5-2hours. You could book cab with Drive O.P Pandeyji - +917408993432 As you reach Sunauli, Indian tourists have to show their identification document at the border - Voter id or passport. They do not accept Aadhar cards. Foreigners have to show passport with visa at Sunauli border. At the border they also check hard copies of RTPCR report, double vaccination certificate and CCMC form. From Sunauli to Kathmandu or Pokhara Option 1 - Take a bus. Cost approximately 700NPR to 1000NPR, travel time approximately 10 to 12 hours, a very painful journey. - for both Kathmandu to Pokhara Option 2 - Take a cab to Pokhara. Cost approximately 15000NPR, travel time approximately 6 to 8 hours. Driver Anandji - +9779857012227 Option 3 - Take a flight from Gautam Buddha Airport, Siddharthanagar. Flight from here to Pokhara, cost approximately 4000NPR to 5000NPR, travel time 40minutes. No flights after 3pm in the evening. Cab ride from Sunauli to Gautam Buddha airport cost approximately 600NPR, travel time approximately 30minutes. If the driver numbers don't work you could find cab drivers at the borders and negotiate the prices mentioned here. If you reach sunauli by evening or night, you could spend the night at Bhairabhawa hotel near Gautam Dubbha airport, Siddharthanagar, and take a flight out to Pokhara the next day.
We will be staying at tea houses for the entire duration of the trek. Some tea houses will have two-in-a-room accommodation, and as we go higher, due to space constraints, it may be three to four trekkers in one room.
The tea houses will have indian style washrooms on shared basis (no attached washrooms with rooms).
Yes, the tea houses will have electric points to charge your phones and cams. Some tea houses charge for the usage of electric points for charging. This will be an additional cost borne by the trekker.
No, the tea houses will not have heating facilities. For sleeping, the tea houses have blankets which serve well for keeping warm.
Yes, most of the tea houses in Nepal do have Wifi. In some tea houses it is paid and in some it is free of cost. You will find a Wifi connection at most places in Nepal.
We recommend each trekker take his/her individual travel insurance from India (own country) itself. The travel insurance in Nepal is very expensive. To be on a safer side and for a strong mind set, having an individual travel insurance that covers medical emergencies is recommended specially when one undertakes outdoor expeditions such as trekking and mountaineering.
Yes. Indian currency in the form of 100 rupee and 500 rupee notes works in Nepal. You will have SBI ATMs in Nepal
On a trek one is expected to carry your own backpack. Trekkers unable to do so can opt for a porterage service accordingly. The charges for this are 1000 INR per day per bag
Yes, you would need a minimum of 3 days more. We can help you with the arrangements.
Budget hotel - Hotel Royal Suite, cost 1600NPR per night.;;; Medium range - Kathmandu guest house, 3500NPR per night.;;; Luxury - Fairfield by Marriott.;;; All these hotels in Thamel Kathmandu.;;; From airport to reach Thamel a cab ride would cost approximately 500NPR
Pokhara - Budget hotel - Hotel Serenity (not great on service) cost for one night 1600-1800NPR.;;; Medium range hotel - Hotel Eternity cost for one night 2000-2500NPR.;;; Comfortable stay - Hotel clock cost 2500+ NPR.;;; All the costs are inclusive of breakfast.;;; All these hotels are near lakeside Pokhara