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15 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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  • 15 Days
  • Difficulty : Moderate
  • Destination : Nepal
  • Max Altitude : 4130m
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Best Season : Spring & Autumn

Highlights For 15 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Witness one of the best sunrise views from Poon Hill.
  • Pass by the deepest gorge in Nepal, Kali Gandaki.
  • Explore the Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchhre Base Camp.
  • One of the best routes with cascades, suspension bridges, small villages, and majestic mountains.
  • Dip in the hot springs of Jhinu Danda.
  • Immerse in the local culture and traditions of the Gurung and Magar communities.
  • Majestic mountain views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and several other peaks in the Annapurna mastiff.

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Overview of 15 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking trips in the world. This 15-day trekking tour to the Annapurna Region takes us on a fantastic journey to explore the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, Dhaulagiri, and other peaks of the Annapurna Region. Not only that, but this trek also offers great insights into the Gurung and Magar cultures and traditions of western Nepal.

tart this Annapurna Base Camp Trek with a long drive along the Trishuli River and Prithvi Highway to the Cherrapunji of Nepal. Enjoy the Fewa Lake in Pokhara and dip into the serene views of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre peaks. The next day, we drive to Nayapul, where we’ll start our trekking journey.

On the first day of the hike, we’ll walk over 3 thousand stone steps to reach the Magar village of Ulleri. From there, our trail meets up at Ghorepani, which ancient traders used as a rest stop. This was also a place where they found water for their horses. Early in the morning the next day, we hiked up to Poonhill, a famous viewpoint in the region.

While here, enjoy the landscape views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, and other peaks of the region. Back to Ghorepani and up along the rhododendron and pine forest to Tadapani.

gain, cross the rhododendron forest to Chhomrong village and then Sinuwa.From here, it’s an easy trek to Dovan and a somewhat strenuous hike to Deurali followed by Machhapuchhre Base Camp and eventually to our main destination, Annapurna Base Camp. Cherish the moment as we’ll be staying at a local tea house for the day. The next day we’ll follow our way back to Bamboo and then to Jhinu Danda. While at Jhinu Danda, be sure to check out its famous hot springs.

This trail is quite popular similar to the Everest Base Camp Trek. This Annapurna Base Camp Trek is designed for those who want to experience the 10th highest peak in the world nearby.

Email our trip experts if you need to modify this trail for the best experience in the Annapurna Region. Email us at info@adventurewalkway.com.

Physical and Mental Preparation For 15 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek requires trekkers to ascend and descend on hilly trails, stone staircases, and rocky paths. Although the route has been classified as moderately difficult, it is still a physically demanding trek. Therefore, the physical fitness of the trekkers matters. They have to be prepared to walk 5 to 8 hours a day on average. Similarly, they have to be prepared to walk 15 km a day while on the trail. Trekkers need physical endurance and stamina to complete the trek.

Likewise, the elevation of the Annapurna Base Camp can affect many trekkers with altitude sickness. Above 3,000 meters, the oxygen level in the atmosphere begins to drop. Hence, many trekkers get symptoms of altitude sickness like nausea, headache, dizziness, shortness of breath etc. The climate of the higher elevations is unpredictable. It can change rapidly and it can present challenges to the trekkers. The roughness of the terrains, the daily long hikes, unpredictable weather changes, and not enough facilities can sometimes mentally stress the trekkers.

To cope with the physical and mental strain during the 15 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek, trekkers should prepare themselves beforehand. To improve physical endurance and strength, trekkers can take up exercises and training like jogging, hiking, and climbing stairs. Also, research the information about Annapurna Base Camp and build mental resilience. You will also have to prepare proper clothing, trekking equipment, and gear for the trek.

Is Annapurna Base Camp Trail Crowded?

The Annapurna Base Camp is a popular and highly commercialized trek destination in Nepal. Whether the trail is crowded or not depends on the time of the year you are trekking. During the peak trekking season in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), the route is quite busy. Furthermore, the same route is shared by Ghorepani Poonhill and Annapurna Circuit Trek. Therefore, it is a common sight to see many similar trekking groups during these seasons.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek during the summer season is highly not recommended. The heavy rainfall makes the trail muddy, slipper, and unsafe. Moreover, there are risks of landslides. So not many trekkers are seen during this season. Winter brings snowfall in the higher elevations. But with proper preparation, it is possible to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. If you want to avoid crowds, it is best to trek in early spring, late autumn, and early winter.

15 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Trivhuban Internatinal Airport and Transfer to Hotel

You are greeting welcome in the Himalayan country of Nepal. After you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative of Adventure Walk way trek $ expedition (P.)Ltd. greets you and takes you to the hotel check-in and you will have a short briefing regarding the trip.

 

Day 2Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trip preparation Day

After breakfast, we will provide you with a guide who will take you to Kathmandu’s famous cultural and historical sites. You can visit Boudhanath (Buddhist shrine), Pashupatinath (sacred Hindu temple), Swayambhunath (monkey temple), Durbar Square; Hanuman Dhoka Durbar, etc. are UNESCO listed world heritage sites. After lunch, you should have a pri-trip discussion with your guide and prepare well for trekking. The guide gives a brief about the upcoming trekking spot and route.

Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

If you like to fly to Pokhara It Takes about 22 minutes. If you like to go by private car for about 4 /5 hours if you like to go by tourist bus  6/7 Hours to Pokhara. It will take 6 hours to arrive in Pokhara.  Kathmandu to Pokhara is only 200 km.  If the day is environmentally clear, you will get a chance to see the various Himalayas. Pokhara is the most beautiful city in Nepal, which offers the world-renowned highest peaks Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna(II, III, IV, V), Manaslu (8586m.), Dhaulagiri (8567m.), Machhapuchhre, and various ranges of other Himalayas. Pokhara is not only famous for viewing the different mountains but also famous for  Fewa Lake. International Mountain Museum Davies Fall Gupteswar cave, Seti River Gorge is the sightseeing spot in Pokhara.  overnight at the Hotel.

 

Day 4Drive from Pokhara to Hille & Trek to Ulleri 1980m

Having breakfast at a hotel in Pokhara you will start your trip from Pokhara to Ulleri. You will drive about 2.30 hours to Hile by  Private Jeeb / and prepare for Trekking from there. Your porter starts to manage your Bag to carry, have lunch at Hille, and trek to Ulleri, We follow the upward slope through the stone steps and fill with seasonal standing crops and rhododendrons and Oak forests. until Tikhedhunga the Trail is nice and gentle but when you cross the suspension bridge then the trail goes accents. It is short but it will be harder than the first part.  Please walk slowly and study. The trek will make it easier for you to arrive at Ulleri and enjoy the Annapurna Himalayan range from the hotel. overnight at the Teahouse.

Day 5Ulleri Trek to Ghorepani 2850m

We start to walk after 8 am and go forward to Ulleri at the height of 2070 meters. today’s walk is nice and enjoyable with a nice rhododendron and  Oak forest and some waterfalls. There is a big chance to see wild animals along the way. The famous place can be reached on the way and again we go up and up until and unless we reach Ghorepani. The Ghorepani is at a height of 2855 meters. In that high pass, our night will pass in camp. The area will be covered by snow in the winter season. Overnight lodge

Day 6Hike Poonhill and Trek to Tadapani 2710m

Today we hike to Poonhill before breakfast to see the sunrise. We will come back to the lodge and grab our breakfast. This day is more important for us in the trekking of Ghorepani Poon Hill. That Day your Trekking guide tries to give you more enjoyment in every movement. We climb up 300 meters high to get much amusement from where you have offered the majestic scenario of mountains like Annapurna, Annapurna South, Fishtail, Nilgiri, south, Dhauligiri, Singa Chuli and more, and the sunrise over there. After some hours we will go back to Ghorepani and trek to Tadapani which is around 700 meters down from Ghorepani poon Hill. Normally it takes 4/5 hours to Tadapani and overnight lodge.

Day 7Tadapani Trek to Chhomrong 1920m

 5/6 hours walkAfter taking breakfast we start our trek of the day from Tadapani. First, we descend down to the bottom of Kimrong Khola, a forest of beautiful rhododendrons. After climbing the small village Gurjung an hour continues walking towards the Chhomrong. Our eyes can see the peak of Annapurna South and fishtail too. We will stop trekking today at Chhomrong village. The beautiful village lies in the lap of Annapurna massive. Overnight At Lodge 

Day 8Chhomrung Trek to Bamboo 2310m

We start our trek at the usual time, due to focusing on your health today we trek for a short time. Going to 400 meters high will be our target. We start our trekking down to the Chhomrong Khola and climb up to the beautiful village Sinuwa, which lies 200 meters below Dovan and 200 meters above Chhomrong. We follow the dense forest, bamboo forest, and rocky trail and Madi Khola and get to the interesting tiny village of Dovan. Overnight At Lodge 

Day 9Bamboo Trek to Deurili 3200m

Trekking without any difficulty and walking in natural simplicity are distinct. When we go up and up our trek takes more time, today we walk through the forest and it disappears slowly as we go high. Trekking long days is difficult in snow landslide areas. So, we walk slowly with lots of breaks. Pass through thick forest, bamboo bushes, rhododendrons, and herbs will be simply arrived at deurali and overnight in the guesthouse.OverNight At Lodge 

Day 10Deurali trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4130m 6 hours

In the morning we start our trekking after having breakfast at the lodge and head to the Sanctuary at Annapurna base camp. We pass Machhapuchhre base camp by crossing the roofless shepherds’ huts on the Moraine side. Machhapuchhre base camp is at an altitude of 3700 meters, which is around 400 meters lower than Annapurna base camp so we continue our trekking. On the way, you have the chance of various snowy mountain views which are breathtaking and incomparable. The remaining day is for the exploration of this particular area of Annapurna base camp. The tantalizing Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, and other mountains peeping at you and observing your activities in the high Himalayas. Overnight At Lodge.

Day 11 Annapurna Base Camp Trek Back to Bamboo 2310m 7 hours

You can wake up in the morning with the rays of sun from the Himalayan range of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. After having breakfast we start back to your home gradually. The last close glimpse of Snowy Mountain we went back to the Bamboo which sited at the altitude of 2310. Our days back will be faster than climbing up. Now we normally walk 5/6 hours pass more than double meters and cross two or more stations along the way. We backed down from the same route whatever we had climbed before. The attractions of Annapurna base camp, Machhapuchhre base camp, Deurali, Fishtail, Hiunchuli peaks, and other sights on the way will disappear after crossing them. And finally, we descend down to the Bamboo and live there overnight.

Day 12 Bamboo Trek to Jhinu Danda 1920m 5 hours

It is our second day of leaving Annapurna base camp although the panoramic views around Annapurna come to your eyes and the hangover of the hidden mountain heats your mind forever. Today we also walked for around 5/6 hours and returned back to Jhinu Danda. We follow the trail of Kuldi Ghar, Sinuwa, and the lower part of Chhomrong. In Jhinu Danda you will bathe out all of your dart and dust in the hot spring. Stay overnight at Jhinu Danda.

Day 13Trek to Nayapul and Drive back to Pohara 950 m

In the morning we returned back after breakfast at Jhinu Danda. It leads to a new bridge and Kyumi village. Getting down and down is our trail of the day. Passing villages like Syauli Bazar and Birenthanti and catching them in our camera with your presentation make a history of your life. After an hour’s trek from Birethanti, we can arrive at Nayapul where the car is waiting for you. With the scenic views of the Himalayas range we leave and head to the beautiful city of Pokhara. Pokhara is a city with a good combination of geographical and cultural heritage. You can explore Pokhara for the whole day with superb views of various mountains and places to visit in Pokhara. Fewa Lake, Mahendra cave, David’s Falls, etc.Overnight

Day 14 from Pokhara Drive to Kathmandu 1350m

It is your option whether you need to back to Kathmandu by air or drive back by bus. By air, you can see the panoramic views of mountains near Pokhara and the natural diversity and green forest and human habitat in Pokhara and Kathmandu from the sky. Similarly, when you choose a bus, you can see the gorge, narrow and u-turned Himalayan road of Nepal rides on the bank of the rivers. After arriving in Kathmandu you can pass your days according to your interest.

Day 15Final Departure

Following a 14-day trekking extravaganza exploring the Annapurna Region through the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, it’s finally time to bid farewell. Off to your home or to your next destination.

Price Includes

  • Pick-up & Drop from the airport on the day of your arrival & Departure
  • 3 Night Tourist Standard Hotel in Kathmandu
  • The Government Register's English-Speaking Guide
  • If the group size exceeds 6 people, an assistance guide will be provided.
  • One porter for two clients
  • In trekking trails, accommodation is on a twin-sharing basis
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are included.
  • Trekking map
  • Trekking Permit & TIMS Card
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • Staff salaries, insurance, meals, accommodations, equipment, transportation, etc.
  • Arrangements for emergency rescue services (Please make sure you have medical insurance from your country)
  • The agency service charge and the government tax/VAT
  • The certificate of achievement towards the Trip

Price Excludes

  • The cost of international airfare
  • Visa fees for Nepal
  • All drinks During the Trip (Tea, Coffee, Cola, Beer, Mineral Water)
  • Personal Costs
  • Smoke
  • Insurance for travel
  • If more than the 3-night hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu meals
  • Hot shower during the trekking
  • Batteries and cameras that are chargeable during the trek
  • Natural or political disturbances beyond our control result in additional costs.
  • The Extra cost of any case early return from the trip.
  • Tips for Trekking Staff

Departure Date

Mar 27, 2024

Booking Available (15 Days)
$1300

Sep 23, 2024

Booking Available (15 Days)
$1290

Additional Information

Documents Required

There are a few documents and paperwork trekkers need to prepare for 15 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek. They are:

Visa

International travelers need visas to travel across Nepal and to trek. They need to get the tourist visa in advance from the Nepal Embassy in their respective country or on arrival. Foreigners can get them on-arrival visa at the Tribhuvan International Airport. The costs for a Nepal visa are:

  • USD 30 for 15 days multiple entry visa
    USD 50 for 30 days multiple entry visa
    USD 125 for 90 days multiple entry visa

Aventure Walkway’s 15 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek package does not include visa fees.

Trekking Permits

For the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, trekkers will need TIMS (Transportation Information Management System) and ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit). The TIMS card keeps the information of the trekkers and ensures their safety. Similarly, since the Annapurna Base Camp Trek goes through the Annapurna Conservation Area, they need a permit to access the region. These permits can be obtained from Kathmandu or Pokhara. The cost for the permits looks like this:

  • TIMS Card: Rs. 2000 for non-SAARC nation residents and Rs. 500 for SAARC nation residents.
  • ACAP: Rs. 3000 for non-SAARC nation residents and Rs. 1000 for SAARC nation residents.

Adventure Walkway’s 15 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek package includes both a TIMS card and an ACA permit.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is the best way to safeguard yourself from any mishaps or emergencies. The primary reason for getting the insurance is that it helps to cover the expense of medical emergencies. At higher elevations, trekkers can sometimes get injured or fall ill. During such times, they may need immediate medical resources. Travel insurance helps to cover those medical expenses. Similarly, it also covers the rescue related to altitude sickness.

Similarly, travel insurance may also cover baggage loss, trip cancellation, and trip postponement expenses. Trekkers are advised that they read all the terms and policies of the insurance before getting one. Make sure you completely understand the terms and conditions of the insurance.
Adventure Walkway’s 15 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek package does not include travel insurance.

FAQs

Can beginners do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderately challenging trek route and suitable for beginners. There are no age restrictions for doing the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. However, they need to have a basic level of fitness. Similarly, trekkers will have to ascend and descend on varied terrains.

Is the drinking water safe in the Annapurna region?

It is highly suggested for trekkers to not drink water directly from streams or rivers. Carry a water bottle and refill it with filtered or boiled water at tea houses. Bottled water is available but it may not be environmentally sustainable. For safe drinking water, you can also carry water purification tablets or portable water filters.

Do I need to hire a porter for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Hiring a porter for Annapurna Base Camp Trek can help you to trek bag free. The trek route is challenging and can be physically strenuous. Trekking with a heavy backpack can further add physical strain to the body. Sometimes it can also lead to injuries. Therefore, it is beneficial to hire a porter.

Does it snow at Annapurna Base Camp?

The Annapurna Base Camp sits at an elevation of 4,130 meters (13,549 feet). Due to the high elevation, it does experience snowfall during winter (December to February). The temperature also drops significantly especially during nighttime. Although the surrounding mountains look majestic with the snow, the trails get slippery due to snow.

What accommodations are available at the Annapurna Base Camp route?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a commercialized route. Hence, you can find plenty of accommodation options like tea houses, lodges, guesthouses, and homestays along the trail. These accommodations usually have twin shared rooms, shared bathrooms, and communal dining space. Note that the facilities are basic and amenities are limited.

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