Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal
13 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek + Rafting/ Ziplining
At a glance
Places Visited – Kathmandu, Pokhara
This trek in the Annapurna sanctuary in Nepal is one of the world’s finest treks, taking us through scenic villages, rich oak, bamboo and rhododendron forests and is a great introduction to the joys of high altitude trekking. We climb steadily through beautiful villages with neatly terraced rice fields enjoying several days of pleasant ridge-walking through a mix of abundant forest and scattered fields, with spectacular views of the majestic Annapurna range throughout. Our journey begins in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. We drive to the road head at Nayapul, beyond Pokhara where we start with a short trek to the village of Birethanti. We stay overnight in comfortable tea houses throughout. We spend the next six days trekking upwards through a series of forested ridges with sharp descents to the rivers between them, until we reach the Machapuchare Base Camp (3700m). From here it is only a short climb further to the Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) our ultimate destination.
Date: 19 April – 01 May 2019
Grading: Moderate Trek
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. Hotel transfer and rest
Day 02: Fly to Pokhara, drive to Phedi & trek to Dhampus (1650m) 30 mins flight, 1hr drive & 3-4 hrs trek
Day 03: Trek to Landruk (1620m) 5-6 hrs
Day 04: Trek to Chomrong (2210 m) 6-7 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Dovan (2600m) 6-7 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) 5-6 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) 2.5 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Dovan (2600m) 5-6 hrs
Day 09: Trek Dovan to Jhinu Danda (1780m) 6-7 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Nayapul & drive to Pokhara 6 hrs trek & I hr drive
Day 11: Pokhara Rest & Relax or do Ziplining
Day 12: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu with rafting
Day 13: Departure
Day to Day Itinerary (Itinerary subject to changes)
Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu.
Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to the Hotel & free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 Kathmandu – Pokhara – Dhampus. (BLD)
Morning flight to Pokhara (30 mins flight), meet and drive to Phedi (1 hr) & trek to Dhampus (1650m, 3-4 hrs). Overnight at teahouse.
Day 3 Trek Dhampus – Landruk (1620m, 5-6 hrs) (BLD)
Today is a leisure trek, walking past Tolka before arriving at the beautiful Landruk village. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 4 Trek Landruk – Chhomrong (2170m, 6-7 hrs)(BLD)
A gradual ascend brings us to Jhinu (1,750m) – with natural hot springs. From there we continue via a steep ascend to Chomrong. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 5 Trek Chhomrong – Dovan (2600m, 6-7 hrs) (BLD)
The day starts with a steep descent down some stone steps to the Chhomrong Khola which we cross by a suspension bridge. There follows an undulating climb through terraced fields and bamboo and rhododendron forests to Sunawa. After several ascents and descents we reach the abandoned check post at Kuldi. Another steep descent on slippery stone steps through dense bamboo forests to reach the aptly named settlement of Bamboo. After Bamboo, the trail climbs gradually to reach Doban. Overnight at teahouse
Day 6 Trek Dovan – Machapuchre Base Camp (MBC) (3700m, 5-6 hrs) (BLD)
We continue the trek through lush forests, going past the Hinku Cave. Beyond Deorali, the valley narrows even further as we approach the gushing torrent of Modi Khola. After walking on a level trail for some time we make the final ascent to MBC. Here we have some opportunities to take pictures of the spectacular Annapurna I and II, Gangapurna and, of course, Machapuchare. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 7 Trek MBC – Annapurna Base Camp (4130m, 2.5 rhs) (BLD)
This is an easy day as we make a short ascent to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). It’s a pleasant walk along a stream beside the moraine. The views become more and more impressive as we approach the ABC and once there, we find ourselves in a giant natural amphitheatre, surrounded by mighty 7,000m+ mountains on all sides. Overnight at tea house.
Day 8 Trek Annapurna Base Camp – Dovan (2600m, 5-6 hrs) (BLD)
We now leave Annapurna Base camp and retrace our steps back to the Bamboo village. As we are going downhill most of the way the walk takes less time although it can be hard on the knees! Overnight at teahouse.
Day 9 Trek Dovan – Jhinu (1750m, 5-6 hrs) (BLD)
We continue to retrace our steps as we return to Chhomrong and descend to Jhinu. The natural hot springs at Jhinu are a brilliant remedy for sore and aching muscles. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 10 Trek Jhinu – Nayapul (6hrs) (BLD)
Our last full day of trekking, as we continue the return journey to Nayapul, our vehicles will pick us up and take us to Pokhara. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure in the bustling lake city where we can pick up souvenirs for our friends and family back home. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 Pokhara (B)
The day is rest & relax or you can do ziplining
Day 12 Drive back Kathmandu with Rafting (BL)
After breakfast, check out and transfer to rafting before continue drive back to Kathmandu – ending this wonderful, life-changing voyage. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13 Departure (B)
Today we bid fond farewell to this beautiful country.
Tour Code: NPL-ABC_13
LAND Price per person in SGD: $ 1850
Based on Min 4 pax
Price is subjected to changes without prior notice
International airfare from S$ 580 with taxes
A deposit of S$ 800 per person is required upon confirmation and the balance must be paid in full 30 days prior to the departure date. Non-payment by required date may result in the cancellation of your booking and subjected to cancellation charges.
LAND Price includes
- All accommodation in hotel on twin share basis in Kathmandu (Hotel Blue Horizon or similar) & Pokhara (Pokhara Goodwill Hotel or similar) and teahouse during trek
- All meals as per itinerary
- Domesstic Flights (Kathmandu – Pokhara ) and all Land transport in the itinerary
- English speaking guide and 1 porter for every 2 trekkers during trek
- Complete trekking arrangement (Trek permit, National Park Fees, wages for porter & guide, insurance for Guide/porters, trek registration cert)
- Sleeping bag rental
- White Water Rafting
- Briefing prior departure
- 15% discount for gears at X-Boundaries
- All international airfare & taxes
- Personal gears & expenses
- Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
- Beverages and any expenditure of personal nature
- Bottled water or boiled water during trek
- Meals not stated
- Visa (USD 30)
- Other activities such as ziplining
Looking back, we really appreciate the help and the last minute arrangements you would willing to carry it out for us.
Both Adeline and myself would like to thank you again for everything.
Hopefully, we will be able to do another trek with the company soon! Keep in touch and let us know any interesting treks.
The trekking company in Nepal is very professional. The guides have years of experience on the trails and we very detailed in explaining the routes and wild life we saw along the way….. If training is carried out well, this should be a pretty easy trek for most people.
Best moment of the trip: Accent to catch sun rise on Poon Hill and the walk through the rain forest – Breathtaking views!
The moment you least enjoyed: Totally over dress. The weather was soooooo hot. We didn’t use the base layer at all.
…. Fly to Pokhara! The road traffic was so bad that it took 7-8hrs to travel there.
I will encourage others to participate in future for such adventure with X Trekkers. A professional company that knows their work.
I would like to thank you from my heart for your service and patience towards my traveling needs. My first time experience with Nepal was really awesome, I managed to reach ABC albeit my mountain sickness (but I quickly recovered before proceeding further). Every mountain is very beautiful to me, not just ABC. The mountain views along the planned route were fantastic and crystal clear, never get obstructed too much by the clouds. I also deeply appreciate my porter, Maila, and my guide, Yuba, for their kind consideration when planning the route for me. The original itinerary was to proceed to Ghandruk from ABC, but knowing that I would be bored backtracking towards Ghandruk, so they decided to walk me towards Landruk to reach Dhampus, which is a perfect spot for viewing the whole Annapurna range. Even a few days later after I was back in Singapore from Nepal, I still missed the good memories and different experience in Nepal. I must say it was my best trip of 2012.