- 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!
Poon Hill – The Poon hill trek runs very close to the ABC trek and is a must do! The Poon hill top offers out of the world views of not only Annapurna but also Dhaulagiri (the 7th highest mountain in the world!). If included in the ABC, the joint trek first offers you a distant view of Annapurna and Macchupuchure from Poon hill before taking you right at the heart these big peaks at Annapurna base camp.
- Chances of Rain/Hail – Chances of rain is very less. One can expect a mild occasional drizzle.
- Snow on trail – Possible in March and April
- Minimum Temperatures – Afternoon upto 20 degrees (Afternoons can be hot sometimes), Nights around zero degrees (May) -5 to -7 degrees (October)
- Day 1: Arrive in Pokhra. Overnight in Pokhra.
- Day 2: Drive from Pokhra to Nayapul (1430 mts). Distance - 43 kms; Time - 90mins.
Hike from Nayapul to Hile. Time - 3 hours.
Overnight at Hile
- Day 3: Trek from Hile to Ghorepani (2840 mts). Trek Distance and Time - 13 kms, 7 hours
Today you pass through Tikhedhunga (1,577m), Ulleri (2,070m) and Banthanti (2,250m)
Overnight at Ghorepani.
- Day 4: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon hill (3210 mts). See the sunrise from Poon hill. Time - 1 hr.
Trek down from Poon hill to Ghorepani. Time - 45 to 60 mins
Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2706 mts). Total Trek Distance and Time for the day - 13 kms, 9 hours
Overnight at Tadapani.
- Day 5: Trek from Tadapani to Chomrong (2170 mts). Trek Distance and Time - 11 kms, 6 hours
Overnight at Chomrong
- Day 6: Trek from Chomrong to Bamboo (2310 mts). Trek Distance and Time - 7.6 kms, 6 hours
Overnight at Bamboo
- Day 7: Trek from Baamboo to Deurali (3230 mts). Trek Distance and Time – 7 kms, 4 hours
Overnight at Deurali
- Day 8: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 mts). Trek Distance and Time – 7.6 kms, 6 hours
Today you trek through the narrow Modi Khola Valley that brings you to the base of Machhapuchhare Base Camp.
Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
- Day 9: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (3210 mts). Trek Distance and Time – 16 kms, 8 hours.
Overnight at Bamboo.
- Day 10: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760 mts). Trek Distance and Time – 8.5 kms, 6 hours.
Trek from Jhinu Danda to Sewai. Time - 3 hrs
Drive from Sewai to Naya Pool approx 1.5hrs and on to Pokhara approx 1.5hrs
- Stay at Pokhra on day 1.
- Drive from Pokhra to Ghandruk and from Syauli Bazaar to Pokhra.
- All meals and accommodation (On twin or triple sharing basis) for the duration of the trek.
- Hot water every night to drink. (Hot water is payable in Nepal)
- 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
- A high altitude medical kit which includes oxygen cylinders, Oxymeters, BP meter and Medicines.
- Stay in Pokhra on last day.
- All meals in Pokhra.
- Meals and Drinks purchased by participants during the trek apart from the ones which we give.
- Rentals for personal gear (You are expected to get your own personal gear – Refer the things to get file)
- 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.
One can take a flight(40 mins) or a Bus (9 hours). The flight tickets cost around 4000 NPR and the bus ticket costs 1500 NPR. The buses are semi luxury buses. We can help you book the tickets
Yes, you would need a minimum of 3 days more. We can help you with the arrangements.
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 NPR per day per bag
Yes. Indian currency in the form of 100 rupee and 500 rupee notes works in Nepal. You will have SBI ATMs in Nepal
One can take a bus from Gorakphur to Sanauli Border (3 hours) and then cross the border (a voters ID or a Passport is enough as proof, Aadhar doesnt work) and catch a bus for Pokhra. Buses to Pokhra are easily available till 10 am in the morning and then again in the evening.
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.