Annapurna Base Camp 8 Days Trek

Annapurna Base Camp 8 Days Trek

TripGrade: Easy
An Easy Grade Trip - as the name suggests if a trek not that difficulties to trek around. This trip reaches up to 3000 meters high in altitude. The trails will not be that rugged and are highly suitable for family trips. The trips are generally around of a week or little bit more.

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Duration:

8 Days

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Group Size

Min 2 Pax

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Private Comfortable Drive & Deluxe Tourist Bus

Best Season:

All Year Round

Annapurna Base Camp 8 Days Trek is one of the shortest trekking routes in Annapurna region that takes you all the way up to the base camp of one of the world's highest top. 

This is one among the best short trek that encompasses every wonder and beauty of a month-long trek. This trek could be felicitous for any trek lover not having enough time for an exaggerated trek. 

Some of the rewards you will be getting in this camp trek are fanciful views of mountains peaks like Annapurna (8091 meters), Gangapurna (7454 meters), Machhapuchhre (6997 meters), Lamjung (6983 meters), Hiunchuli (6441 meters) and Mount Fang (7647 meters).

Through this trek, you will be trekking along the woods blooming with rhododendrons, oaks, green bamboo, different animals, beautiful flowing rivers and several other attractions. 

Annapurna Base Camp trek lets you have a close glimpse of Mount Annapurna 8091 meters and several other surrounding mountain peaks. This trek requires trekkers to ascend uphill and descend downhill a lot making it quite tough, even if Annapurna Base Camp Altitude (4130 meters) is lower relative to Everest Base Camp (5380 meters).

Don’t you worry though, all your trepidations and hardships will be paid by the beautiful vistas and peace that this trek has to offer.  


Trek Highlights

  • Incredible views of snowcapped mountain peaks like Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri ranges.
  • Annapurna Base Camp- Amazing viewpoint suitable for 360-degree view of landscapes.
  • Annapurna Valley: encompassing many lovely Gurung and Magar villages.
  • Interaction and heart-warming hospitality of Locals
  • Natural hot spring of Jhinu Danda
  • Spend a night exploring and walking the gorgeous streets of the stunning city filled with beautiful lakes – Pokhara.
  • Peace providing sunrise views from ABC.
  • Heterogeneous combination of flora and fauna
  • Diverse culture, vegetation and terrains

Where is Annapurna Base Camp Located?

Annapurna Base Camp is located on Annapurna Sanctuary which is basically a high glacial basin 40 Km north of Pokhara. Depending upon the trekking or travel agency, the starting point and ending point of this trek might vary.

This trek covers around 115 Km of distance with a maximum elevation of 4130 meters. If you want to trek to the nature wise rich base camp of high mountains but Everest Base Camp is a bit expensive, long and dangerous for you, Annapurna Base Camp of 8 days might be perfect for you.  

Just imagine, within 8 days of time, you will be back after exploring the nature, lifestyle and mountains of Annapurna region. No, you didn’t read it wrong. Himalayan Trekkers brings to you an extraordinary opportunity to explore the Annapurna region, witness the breathtakingly magnificent mountain vistas in just around a week of time. This short trek will commence from a picturesque flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.


Brief Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara via tourist bus: 7 hours

Day 02: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul & trek to Ghandruk: 1.5 hours drive and 4-5 Hours

Day 03: Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong: Approx. 6 hours

Day 04: Trek from Chhomrong to Himalayan Hotel -Approx. 7       hours

Day 05: Trek from Himalaya hotel to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchre Base Camp: Approx. 6 hours

Day 06: Trek from ABC to Bamboo: Approx. 7 hours

Day 07: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda: Approx. 6 hours

Day 08: Trek from Jhinu dada to Nayapul Drive to Pokhara and fly back to Kathmandu:  4-5 hours trek, 1.5 hours’ drive and flight

 

 

Starting Price

USD 590 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara via Tourist Bus

Meals included: Lunch & Dinner

One of the staff of Himalayan Trekkers will pick you up from your location. We will continue our short trek by traveling to Pokhara from Kathmandu by means of a tourist bus. This might take us about 7 hours. Our ride will be scenic as we enjoy different topography of Nepal. On reaching Pokhara, trekkers will be escorted to the hotel where they can freshen up.

We will explore this gorgeous lake city of Nepal. We will stay overnight at the arranged hotel in Pokhara.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Pokhara Estimated Walking Distance: 7 Hrs Drive

Day 2

Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul & trek to Ghandruk

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The destination of the second day is Ghandruk situated at an altitude of 1940 meters. We will start the day early by having breakfast at the hotel.

We will then drive to Nayapul which will take 1.5 hours. We will trek for somewhere between 3 to 4 hours before arriving at Ghandruk Village. In the Annapurna region, Ghandruk is one of the greatest Gurung settlements.

Prepare to be baffled by the pristine tradition and unspoiled culture of Gurung residents. Himalayan Trekkers will have arranged your accommodations in the best possible trekking lodges or trekking hotels.

Accommodation: Trek Lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 1.5 Hr Drive 5 Hrs Trek

Day 3

Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We will begin our day early in the morning as we are served with a cup of tea and breakfast in the lodge. After finishing breakfast, we will continue the trek. We will first trek uphill for about an hour and reach the top of Ghandruk. Our journey will be a roller coaster equivalent as we walk downhill to Kimron River, cross the suspension bridge over it and again ascend to Chhomrong village (2170 meters).

Chhomrong village, a beautiful village located on the lap of massive Annapurna South on the summit of the hills, will be our destination for the day. We can observe exquisite views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri and green valley from this beautiful village filled Gurung residents. We will stay the night in Chhomrong.

Accommodation: Trek Lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 5 - 6 Hrs Hike

Day 4

Trek from Chhomrong to Himalayan Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Fourth day of this trekking journey will be a hectic as well as exciting one. We will cover the trekking trails while walking through luxuriant forest over stone steps across Chhomrong river. We will then ascend alongside the bamboo and rhododendron forest. We will relish the gorgeous waterfalls, Machhapuchhre panoramas as we arrive at the Himalayan hotel at 2920 meters. Overnight at Himalayan Hotel.

Accommodation: Trek Lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 6 - 7 Hrs Hike

Day 5

Trek from Himalaya hotel to ABC via Machhapuchhre BC

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We will head towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3720 meters) early in the morning after enjoying breakfast in the hotel. Trekking through narrow Modi river glacier valley, we will arrive at Annapurna Base Camp (4130 meters). We will see Annapurna glacier along with some spectacular views of mountain peaks like Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna III, Fishtail, Gangapurna, etc.

We will trek for about 6 hours and stay the night in the best possible lodge of Annapurna Base Camp.

 

Accommodation: Trek Lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 5 - 6 Hrs Hike

Day 6

Trek from ABC to Bamboo

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We start our day with remarkably beautiful sunrise over Annapurna mountains at the ABC. After the spectacular view, we take our breakfast and retrace our path to arrive back at Bamboo (2340 meters). This takes us approximately 7 hours of trekking passing Machhapuchhre Base Camp(MBC), Deurali and the verdant forests.

We will spend the night here.

Accommodation: Trek Lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 7 - 8 Hrs Hike

Day 7

Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

On the seventh day of our “ ABC 8 days package”, we go back over our initial path while crossing the beautiful peripheral attributes like Gurung village of Sinuwa, rivers, crossing suspension bridges and arrive at Jhinu Danda at 1755 meters.

On the way, we have lunch at Chhomrong observing the fantastic mountain panoramas of Annapurna south and Machhapuchhre before reaching Jhinu Danda after trekking for 6 hours. Jhinu Danda comprises natural hot springs and amazing scenery. We have the final meal of the day - dinner in Jhinu Danda and we will stay here for the night.

Accommodation: Trek Lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 5 - 6 Hrs Hike

Day 8

Trek from Jhinu danda to Nayapul;Drive to Pokhara and fly back to Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The final day of our trek will be an equally busy one. We will trek for roughly 5 hours to arrive at Nayapul from Jhinu Danda. We will then take jeep and arrive at Pokhara after 1.5-hour drive. Have lunch in Pokhara and then we will come to Kathmandu in a scenic flight reminiscing a beautiful end to the beautiful trek.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 Hrs Trek, 1.5 Hrs Drive and flight

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferred accommodation.

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges / home stays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Arrival & Departure transfer as per itinerary
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara with breakfast
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu transfer by Tourist Bus
  • Pokhara – Nayapul – Pokhara transfer by Private Car
  • All accommodation during the trek All meals (Breakfast, Lunches & Dinner with Tea/Coffee)
  • An experienced English-speaking guide & required porters
  • All wages, allowances, insurance, medical and equipment for supporting crew.
  • Annapurna Conservation Fees
  • Trekkers' Information Management System fees & Local Province (Municipality/Village) Fees (All Permits)
  • Welcome or Farewell Dinner in Authentic Nepali restaurant
  • Government taxes

Whats Not Included

  • Nepal entry visa Fees
  • International Airfare & Departure Taxes
  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) in the city
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.
  • Tips for guides, driver or porters
  • Any extra cost arising from bad weather, unfavorable circumstances (road blockage, landslide, flight delay, etc.)
  • Travel Insurance


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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