About Trip

Viewing the Sliver Mountains, smelling the fresh air, feeling the cold snow, tasting the sweet tea and hearing the wind blow, this is how Annapurna Base Camp Trek will startle your senses. Above all, this trek lets you get closer to nature and with your soul.

Annapurna I is the tenth highest mountain in the world and the only mountain above 8000 m in the Annapurna massif. The Annapurna Base Camp lies at an elevation of 4130 m, and trekking to this destination is an exciting journey to attempt. Throughout the trail, mountains create a spectacular backdrop, making you feel like you're in a painting. Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Lamjung, and Mt. Himchuli are some of the major mountains you can enjoy.The spectacular sunrise from Poon Hill is certainly another highlight of the trip. Poon Hill is also a home to the largest rhododendron forest in the world. So, making a trip in the spring can be the best decision you will ever make. Annapurna Base Camp with Poonhill Trek can be the great traditional journey too. You will witness the unique culture and lifestyle of many Gurung villages like Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Tadapani, etc. There are many monasteries and gompas that will give you a spiritual boost as you walk.

Index Adventure has been serving in this travel sector since (years) ears, and we provide you with the best deal in terms of trek satisfaction as well as money. Our team of highly experienced and friendly guides will certainly make your trek a memorable one. We make sure that you don’t miss any part of the trek. So, book a trek right away with Index Adventure to get lost in the Himalayas.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu,(1350m).
  • Day 02: Fly/Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 03: Drive to Nayapul, trek to Tikhedunga (1570 m).
  • Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2840m)
  • Day 05: Hike up to Poon Hill sunrise (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2610 m)
  • Day 06: Trek to Chhomrong (2170m)
  • Day 07: Trek to Himalayan Hotel (2,950m) - 6 hrs.
  • Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m): 5- 6 hours.
  • Day 09: Trek down to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours
  • Day 10: Trek down to Jhinu Danda (1760m): 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 11: Trek to Siwai then drive to Pokhara: 4hours trek, 2 to 3-hour drive
  • Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 13: Departure to International Airport.

Cost Includes:

  • Tourists class transportation to and from the airport and hotel.
  • Tourist bus Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
  • Both ways Private transports Pokhara-Nayapul - Pokhara.
  • 2 Nights standards Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 2 Nights standards Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Trekking lodge / Teahouse accommodations during the trek.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Government Licensed Holder trekking guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Porter during the Trekking (1 Potter for 2 trekkers) with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Supporter guide group size above 8+ people.
  • All necessary paperwork and entry permits (ACAP), Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) including local Tax, Government tax & official expenses.
  • Sleeping bag & Duffel Bag (if you do not have your own, to be returned after trip completion).
  • An arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
  • Index Adventure T-shirt & Trekking Achievement Certificate.

 

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu & Pokhara city.
  • Extra night accommodation and meals if early departure from the mountain.
  • Nepal visa fee (You can apply for Online or you can easily issue the visa on arrival at International Airport Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance (necessary).
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic hot and cold drinks & all desserts sweet things.
  • Hot shower and battery charging in trekking Mountains.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is voluntary).

Trip Map

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu,(1350m).We will pick you up at Tribhuvan International Airport and drop you at your hotel. You can use your evening to stroll around Thamel or the inner streets of Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 02Fly/Drive to PokharaOn the second day, we will travel to Pokhara. You can either choose bus or flight. By bus, it takes about 6-7 hours; but you can enjoy the rolling hills and rushing water on the way. The bus leaves at 7 am in the morning. The flight is only 25 minutes and can save much of your time. You can use the day to visit places at Pokhara like Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Peace Pagoda, Bat cave, David's fall, etc. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 03Drive to Nayapul, trek to Tikhedunga (1570 m).From Pokhara, we will drive to Nayapul, which takes about 1 hour. From Nayapul, the trek to Annapurna Base Camp officially starts. The destination for the day is Tikhedunga and the 3-hour walk is fairly easy.Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 04Trek to Ghorepani (2840m)From Tikhedunga, we will head towards Ghorepani, which will take about 5-6 hours. This day awaits more than 3000 stone steps to be climbed, taking us to a Magar village called Ulleri. The walk to Ghorepani includes crossing Tikhedunga River and Bhurungdi River and passing by a beautiful stretch of rhododendron forest. We can sight Annapurna range shining in the backdrop as we walk along the trails. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 05Hike up to Poon Hill sunrise (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2610 m)The sunrise view from Poon Hill is an exceptional beauty where the whole vista of mountains and sky turns glows with orange brilliance. Thus, to witness this sheer beauty, we will hike to Poon Hill early in the morning. The hike takes about 1 hour. After return from Poon Hill, we will start our journey towards Tadapani. Walking through ridges and rhododendron forests, we will reach Tadapani in about 5-6 hours, ending the trek for the day. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 06Trek to Chhomrong (2170m)From Tadapani, we will march towards Chhomrong. After a steep downhill descends, we will reach Kimrong Khola. After crossing the Kimrong Khola, we will have to climb the steep Chere Danda for a while. From here, an easy trail takes us to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a beautiful Gurung village of Annapurna region that welcomes you with warm hospitality. The whole day includes 5-6 hours of walk.Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 07Trek to Himalayan Hotel (2,950m) - 6 hrs.From Chhomrong, we will pave our way towards Himalayan Hotel. First, we descend down to Chhomrong Khola and then climb up to reach Kuldighar. On our way, we will pass rhododendron forest and then reach Dovan. After a total of about 6 hours walk, we will reach Himalayan Hotel.Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 08Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m): 5- 6 hours.On this day, we will reach the main destination of the trek, i.e. Annapurna Base Camp after 5-6 hours of trekking. Standing on the lap of Mount Annapurna and being surrounded by mountains all around, will be the best reward throughout the trek. The trek up to Machhapuchhre Base Camp might be somewhat challenging. Nevertheless, the silver mountains will ease all the pain. The sunset and sunrise from the basecamp are very beautiful too.Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 09 Trek down to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hoursWe will start our return from this day. From Annapurna Base Camp, we will gradually walk through the snow, and forests to reach Bamboo. The dense Bamboo forest is very dark and moist. After about 8 hours of walk, we will rest at Bamboo.Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 10Trek down to Jhinu Danda (1760m): 5 - 6 hoursFrom Bamboo, we will pave our way back to Jhinu Danda. The trail consists of uphill and downhill, and it takes about 5-6 hours to reach Jhinu Danda. Jhinu Danda has a natural hot spring, where you can relax to relieve all your fatigue. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 11Trek to Siwai then drive to Pokhara: 4hours trek, 2 to 3-hour driveFrom Jhinu Danda, we will walk for about 4 hours to reach Siwai. From Siwai, a 2-3 hours’ drive will take us to Pokhara. In the evening, you can enjoy live music and good food at Pokhara.Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 12Drive to KathmanduFrom Pokhara, we will leave early in the morning. The buses will take us to Kathmandu in about 6-7 hours. We will host an authentic Nepali farewell dinner for you. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 13Departure to International Airport.We will drop you at the International Airport on the last day of your stay at Nepal.

Departure Dates

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30 April, 2018 12 May, 2018 US $719 Limited Book Now
02 May, 2018 14 May, 2018 US $719 Available Book Now
09 May, 2018 21 May, 2018 US $719 Guaranteed Book Now
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Great Trekking Company in Kathmandu

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I contacted Mr. Keshab at Index Adventure for Annapurna Base Camp trekking .he was really capable and enduring in answering my email and questions .he organized everything for me making it was truly a hassle free experience in trekking time in Nepal .in his company guide was amazing guide I cannot exaggerate what a brilliant guide .all the time making laugh 10 days ABC trekking .I strongly suggest contact them in future trekking with both the price and the services. my time amazing and a lot of it Nepal and it was due to Index Adventure.

A TripAdvisor Member, Thailand

Real Adventure With Index Adventure

Real Adventure With Index Adventure

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The combined trip to both Nepal and Bhutan is truly an amazing experience. From reception upon arrival and in between journey are all smoothly executed

Special thanks to the very patient and friendly guide Nr Madan Gurung and Mr Hari for a breathtaking ABC trekking and also the ever friendly guide Pema Tashi for the Bhutan trip. Bhutan gives an impression of a mystical feel of granduer of its monasteries and beauty of its people and evergreen and clean environment. A not to be missed is the Tiger’s Nest Temple in Paro before a flight back to Kathmandu

Many thanks again to Mr Keshab and his team for their excellent, friendly and reliable service

Would highly recommend Index Adventure to take care of all your travelling needs to Nepal/Bhutan

Siew Chin Tan, Australia

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Probably The Best Guide In Nepal

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Keshab was our guide in 2008 for the Annapurna Circut Trek. He was friendly, funny and always made us feel welcome in each village we passed through. The communication between him and the tea house owners was positive and made our time spent there so much more valuable than has we been without a guide. He cares about his country very much and I left Nepal with dreams of returning to see Everest Base Camp and Index Adventure will be my choice of guiding outfit! Thanks, Keshab and hope to see you soon!

Jessie Thomson-Gladish, Canada

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