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Overview

“Trek with Team Snowy Horizon to the famous Annapurna Base Camp at the heart of the Annapurna massif and experience nature at its impressive journey which leads you toward the ultimate destination where mountaineering history was significantly influenced several times.”

Unlike the successful French climbing party in 1950 you won’t need weeks to discover the best approach to the mountain the Annapurna Massif. Our experienced guide will be in charge of navigation and you can enjoy the surroundings of Annapurna Base Camp.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking route leads you through the Annapurna Sanctuary where you can experience spectacular vistas of the major peaks comprising the western part of the Annapurna range. Those include Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare as a massif. These mountains form almost precisely a circle with a deep glacier-covered amphitheater at the Centre. From this glacier, the Modi Khola sneaks its way south through a narrow gorge which grows wider further south and opens up into a fertile valley, the domain of the Gurungs, an indigenous community of Nepal.

The trekking Annapurna Base Camp also leads you through numerous picturesque villages and gives you a first-hand experience of the vast cultural variety in this area. But the ultimate reward of this trek is the panorama in the very middle of the Sanctuary surrounded by towering snowy, glaciated mountains ranging between 6000 and 8000m. And as if that wasn’t enough, the sunrises and sunsets form a particular highlight with the sunlight magically ‘dancing’ on the peaks during this Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is also known as The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek and the maximum altitude reached on this trek is 4,130m. The Annapurna Sanctuary trekking trail is steep in places and is thus at least a moderately challenging teahouse treks. But if you allow for enough time to ascend at your own pace, the trek is suitable for all trekkers of reasonable fitness. 

A minimum of 10 days excluding Kathmandu and Pokhara valley should be allowed to complete this trek with extra days (recommended) for exploring the Base Camps and or alternative routes down, for example via Ghorepani, Poonhill and the Hot Springs of Tatopani in Myagdi district (a great reward after a challenging trek). As with all Snowy Horizon treks, it can be flexibly adjusted to your requirements. Hence please feel free to contact us any time for suggestions and advice.

Day-to-Day Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1350m).

Day 02: Rest, preparation, permits formalities and briefing in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (950m-6 Hrs.) and transfer to Hotel.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1 Hr.) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1480m-5 Hrs.), lodge.

Day 05: Trek via Ulleri (1960m) to Ghorepani (2874m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 06: Explore Poonhill (3210m) and Trek to Tadapani (2630m-7 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong (2170m-6 Hrs.); lodge.   

Day 08: Trek to Dovan (2600m-7 Hrs.) via Sinuwa (2340m) and Bamboo (2310m) lodge.

Day 09: Trek to Deurali (3230m-6 Hrs.) via Himalaya Hotel; lodge.

Day 10: Trek via MBC (3700m) to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m-5 Hrs.) lodge.

Day 11: Trek Back from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2600m-6 Hrs.), Lodge

Day 12: Trek Back from Dovan to Jhinu Danda (1740m-6 Hrs.), enjoy natural hot spring; lodge.

Day 13: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul 6-Hrs and Drive back to Pokhara; transfer to Hotel.

Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel; farewell dinner.

Day 15: Kathmandu to your Port of Destination.

Day-to-Day Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1350m).

Day 02: Rest, preparation, permits formalities and briefing in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (950m-6 Hrs.) and transfer to Hotel.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1 Hr.) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1480m-5 Hrs.), lodge.

Day 05: Trek via Ulleri (1960m) to Ghorepani (2874m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 06: Explore Poonhill (3210m) and Trek to Tadapani (2630m-7 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong (2170m-6 Hrs.); lodge.   

Day 08: Trek to Dovan (2600m-7 Hrs.) via Sinuwa (2340m) and Bamboo (2310m) lodge.

Day 09: Trek to Deurali (3230m-6 Hrs.) via Himalaya Hotel; lodge.

Day 10: Trek via MBC (3700m) to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m-5 Hrs.) lodge.

Day 11: Trek Back from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2600m-6 Hrs.), Lodge

Day 12: Trek Back from Dovan to Jhinu Danda (1740m-6 Hrs.), enjoy natural hot spring; lodge.

Day 13: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul 6-Hrs and Drive back to Pokhara; transfer to Hotel.

Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel; farewell dinner.

Day 15: Kathmandu to your Port of Destination.

Full Board Service Cost : Please contact us by email or call us 

Cost Include

  • All arrival and departure transfers to and from Airports.
  • Necessary surface transport as per itinerary.  
  • 3 Nights hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on BB Plan.
  • 2 Nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara on BB Plan. 
  • Experienced trekking guide during the trekking.
  • Strong and honest porter (s) carrying 20kg per porter.
  • Tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
  • Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara private transport by car/jeep/ Hi Ace.
  • 3 meals a day (BLD) and twin sharing teahouse accommodation during trekking.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry fees.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information management system) card.
  • All wages, equipment and Insurances for the involved staffs.
  • First Aid medical kits for the group and the staffs. 
  • All necessary paper works and Government taxes levied in Nepal
  • Complete pre-departure information.
  • Farewell Dinner before departure.
  • Snowy Horizon T-Shirt/Souvenir. 
  • Our service Charges.

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, etc.
  • Laundry, phone calls, Internet uses etc.
  • All kind of Personal Nature Expenses.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on cost Includes section.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.

Notes

  • The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame of trekkers.
  • Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified.
  •  Additional activities may be added as per trekkers request with appropriate additional cost.
  • The cost may also be affected due to the requirement of number of guides and porters.
  • For any kind of change please contact us by mail or call.  
Trip Facts
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Elevation: 4130m
  • Location: Annapurna Region
  • Season: autumn (September to December) & spring (February to May)
  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Group Size: 02-15 person per Group
Trekking FAQs

You will be taken immediately to the lower altitude first and will be provided first aid as the immediate treatment and then if necessary the guide will call the rescue helicopter to fly you down to Kathmandu or Pokhara using your rescue insurance.

It all depends on the time and altitude of your trek. You may require Down Jacket, warm fleece jacket, warm thermal underwear, trekking pants and shorts, sleeping bag, trekking boots and a backpack, camera and your personal medication. Consult lists of cloth and equipment on our website as a guide and use a common sense to pack enough but not too much at the same time.

You need comfortable trekking shoes preferably with Gore-Tex style lining for ultimate comfort and thick verbatim soles to have comfortable walk on rocky paths.

On popular trails we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you with continental menu meals often available as well as soups and noodles and rice dishes; on some routes there will be a limited choice and on some more remote routes only local Nepal Dal Bhat and curry or instant noodle soups will be available.

In General treks vary in duration from 2 to 4 weeks; average one would trek between 4 to 6 hours per day.

In principle if you have trekking experience anywhere in the world and you are currently fit for trekking, there is nothing to stop you from Himalayan trekking in Nepal. You just need to increase your cardiovascular capacity to be able to cope with high elevation, where the oxygen density is much lower.

On the trek we provide all accommodation, food and we cover park fees, so you need to take only small amount of money to purchase water, small snack and tea outside meals, localsouvenirs, tips or donations to monasteries if you wish to donate small change. $20 per day should be sufficient to cover such expenses.

You can find it in our below link: https://www.snowyhorizon.com/termsandcondition

You should have a general good level of physical fitness, general hiking experience, do not have any chronic or acute issues with your leg functions and be mentally comfortable with multi-day hikes, than you are ready for trekking.

In Nepal it is not customary to tip but porters and guides would expect and appreciate a small tip. Your tip will go long way to help their families.

It all depends on the area with most of the trekking routes having local VHF Phones; increasingly more places get mobile coverage of varied capacity; in remote communication is not available or very limited so the only option would be a satellite phone.

It depends on trekking route and altitude; typically a trekking porter would carry load of 15 kg to 25 kg and camping porter would carry load up to 40 kg.

Trekking is an adventure activity involving multi day walk on village trails, National Park trails and climber’s trails often on reasonably steep terrain and snow at higher altitudes often crossing high passes in the range of 5500 m/18000 ft.

Majority of trekking is done with lodge/guesthouse accommodation unless you prearranged camping based trip. There are very few trekking areas where lodge accommodation is unavailable and we will offer there a tent accommodation only.

We ensure travel safety for all our guests’ women or men travelling with our company. Nepal is generally very safe and welcoming to foreign tourists. We have very good relationships with lodges we use and our guides aware all the time of whereabouts of every guest on the trek. Our groups are small and we ensure continues visual contact.

Camping trekking is a trekking where we provide you with tent accommodation and full board with meals to be cooked by professional trekking cook in a mobile camp equipped with akitchen and with adequate support staff of kitchen helpers, guides and porters.

At high altitude your cardio-pulmonary system is affected by low oxygen density and you can suffer from general breathing difficulties to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as well as your skin is susceptible to sunburn if not protected by cloths or sunblock. The AMS is preventable through appropriate trekking pace and undertaking acclimatization.

On most established treks bottled water is ubiquitously available as well as locally purified drinking water is available in many villages along the trek. Otherwise, you can use boiled water supplied by the tea house or camping crew.

Trekking is for you and everyone who is patient and physically fit and enjoys outdoors.

You will trek anywhere from 5 km to 15 km depending on condition of trekking trail and the altitude of the trekking route.

Depending on trekking area you may require a special trekking permit while other areas would require only conservation/national park entry permit and Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) Card.

It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available.

You need to obtain travel insurance before you arrive to Kathmandu. Your insurance should cover rescue insurance and it should allow the expense of helicopter supported medevac. Nowadays such policies are readily available through many airfare booking agents. Try ihi.com if you cannot find your insurance.

Post-monsoon period from September to December and pre-monsoon season from February to May are the best period for trekking in Nepal. In winter, December till February, at high elevation is very cold and heavy snowfalls may impede crossing of high passes but trekking in low elevations below 3000 m is accessible all year round. In summer, June till August is a monsoon season and trekking is very wet, however in rain shadow areas such as Upper Mustang trekking in monsoon season is feasible and pleasant.

We highly recommend having a guide with you. You will travel in wilderness areas and at high elevations so from safety aspect you should not be alone. Travelling through villages there are many trails and if you took wrong path accidentally it may be difficult to communicate with locals to get back on the right path or to secure food or accommodation. They will be unlikely to speak English

In Nepal children below 18 years of age are required to trek accompanied by their parent or guardian.

Tea house trekking is a trekking where your accommodation and meal are arranged in a local lodge/house with full board services.