Annapurna Base Camp Trek for Beginners

Trip Overview


Annapurna base camp trek is a widely popular hiking trail in Nepal. This walking route leads you to reach a base camp of Mt Annapurna. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is suitable for beginners who are hiking in the Himalayan zone for the first time. Every person with a normal fitness level can walk 5 to 6 hours a day may join Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Annapurna Base Camp is also famous by the name of Annapurna Sanctuary because it is like a part of heaven on the earth which circled by lovely snowy peaks. The tallest peak you can view from the base camp is Mt Annapurna I. This is the 10th highest mountain in the world which rises to an elevation of 8,091 meters/ 26545 feet.

Map of Annapurna Base Camp Trek ABC TrekkingThe other striking peaks of Annapurna Base Camp are Mt Fishtail (Machapuchare), Mt Annapurna South, Mt Annapurna Fang, Mt Annapurna III, Mt Hiunchuli, Mt Gangapurna, Mt Khangsar Kang and Tent Peak. Most of the mountains in Annapurna Base Camp are over 7000 meters. The only entrance of Annapurna base camp is a narrow valley between Mt Hiunchuli and Mt Machapuchare, where run-off from glaciers drains into Modi Khola River. Because of the high mountains on all sides, the Annapurna Base Camp receives only 7 hours of sunlight in a day.

Annapurna Base Camp in short form is also called by ABC. So, trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is also said ABC trek. There are a couple of places where the hiking can start to go to ABC. Every trekking trail of ABC passes through beautiful mountain villages, terraced farmlands, lush forest of oak and bamboo trees, sparkling streams, and glacial moraines. In spring everybody becomes more excited while trekking on this trail. Because it’s a time of blossoming rhododendron flowers and it makes the hills colorful.

Annapurna Base Camp trekking trail has some long steep climbs and descends on stone steps however the hiking is not difficult. Everybody above 12 years can join for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Nepal is a Himalayan Country. Here are several mountains and several base camp hiking trails. Among all base camp trekking routes of Nepal, Annapurna Base camp is the easier and quick reachable base camp trekking. It does not need any climbing and hiking experience.

On the route of Annapurna Base Camp, you pass many mountain villages. Those villages are especially the habitat of two ethnic groups of Nepal. They are Gurung and Magar. Actually, Gurung and Magars are the backbones of Gurkha soldiers. Their bravery is famous all over the world. You will find them as the foremost friendly individuals you’ll ever meet. The locals believe Annapurna Base Camp is home to several Gods and goddesses. You will also get an opportunity to explore the amazing flora and fauna en route to the trail. The higher you get the more mountainous and alpine landscape.

If you chose to go for the trek during the spring season, your trip is going to be an extraordinarily fascinating journey as the whole forest on the path turns red and pink-white with shrub flowers. Rest assured, the Annapurna Base Camp trek can be done all year round. The trek is moderately difficult meaning that if you can walk an average of 6 hours a day then you can do this trek. Further Annapurna Base Camp Trek is Tea House Trek. Camping is not required. You will be staying overnight at clean, comfortable local lodges with the availability of basic services.

ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK ITINERARY FOR BEGINNERS

DAY ITINERARY HEIGHT AVG WALK NIGHT STAY
1 Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal. 1400 m Hotel
2 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (7 hrs). 800 m Hotel
3 Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1:30 hrs).
Trek to Ghandruk.
1940 m 5/6 hrs Tea House
4 Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong. 2170 m 5/6 hrs Tea House
5 Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan. 2600 m 6 hrs Tea House
6 Trek from Dovan to Deurali. 3210 m 4/5 hrs Tea House
7 Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp. 4130 m 5/6 hrs Tea House
8 Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo. 2310 m 7 hrs Tea House
9 Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda. 1760 m 5/6 hrs Tea House
10 Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul. Drive to Pokhara (1:30 hrs) 800 m 5/6 hrs Hotel
11 Drive back to Kathmandu. 1400 m Hotel
12 Departure from Kathmandu, Nepal.

COST OF ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK FOR BEGINNERS 

Bronze Price Silver Price Gold Price
USD 455 Per Person USD 615 Per Person USD 685 Per Person

The Services includes in the Package (Different according to Package Price):

Services Name Bronze Price Silver Price Gold Price
Airport Transfers By Car/ Van By Car/ Van By Car/ Van
2-night Hotel in Kathmandu Tourist Type Hotel Tourist Type Hotel Tourist Type Hotel
2-night Hotel in Pokhara Tourist Type Hotel Tourist Type Hotel Tourist Type Hotel
Meal in Kathmandu Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
Meal in Pokhara Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
Accommodation in Trekking Mountain Lodge Mountain Lodge Mountain Lodge
Meal in Trekking Time No Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Experience Trekking Guide Yes Yes Yes
Porter No No Yes
Kathmandu to Pokhara/ Pokhara to Kathmandu Drive By Tourist Bus By Tourist Bus By Tourist Bus
Pokhara to Nayapul/ Nayapul to Pokhara Drive By Car By Car By Car
Trekking Permit Fee (TIMS) Yes Yes Yes
Annapurna Conservation Permit Fee (ACAP) Yes Yes Yes
Trip Certificate Yes Yes Yes
First Aid Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Trekking Map for Group Yes Yes Yes
Meal, Salary, Accommodation, Insurance of Trekking Staff Yes Yes Yes
Dinner with Cultural Show on last night of Trip in Kathmandu Yes Yes Yes
Local Taxes Yes Yes Yes

The Services does not include in the Package (Same in All Package Price):

1. Nepal visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days/ USD 40 for 30 days period). You can get a Nepal visa on your arrival time at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
2. Airfare of your international flight.
3. Your travel insurance which includes evacuation.
4. Alcoholic beverages, hot and cold drinks, bottled water, boiled water, dessert.
5. All kinds of personal expenses like phone calls, internet use, laundry, hot shower during trekking, etc.
6. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara “except farewell dinner in Kathmandu”.
7. In case of emergency, the cost of helicopter rescue/ evacuation.
8. Tips for Trekking Staff.
9. Any expenses arising due to unforeseen situations like personal sickness, natural calamities, political strikes, flight cancellation, etc.
10. Cost of any extra services if you use which not mentioned in the package price.

Notes:

I. Porter will be provided only in Gold Price. As usual, porter provided on the basis of 1 porter for 2 trekkers. 1 porter carries the baggage of two trekkers in a maximum total weight limit of 25 kg.
II. The above cost is on a Per Person basis for a minimum group size of two persons.
III. If you are single and want to Solo Trek. We also organize Everest Base Camp Trek for a solo trekker. For the solo trekker, we have a separate special price. Please contact us for the price of Solo Trekking.
IV. Costs are not refundable and transferable if you leave the trek voluntarily and want to return from the trek earlier than scheduled.

About Excellent Himalaya Trek and Expedition: Operator of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Excellent Himalaya Trek is the leading trekking operator of Nepal authorized by the Tourism Ministry, Nepal Government. It is run by local tourism experts and Sherpas of Nepal. We have been handling many tourists from around the world. The above cost of Annapurna Base Camp Trek is in per person basis for a minimum group size of two people on a private tour basis. We also organize Solo Trek for Annapurna Circuit. For the price of the Solo trek and any further please feel free to contact us. You may contact us by email: [email protected] or by mobile phone, WhatsApp, and Viber: +977 9851203181. We will be in your support at any time or day.

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