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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

8 Days

Majority of trekkers dream of trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp. It is one of the most beautiful places you can trek to.

Annapurna Base Camp trek includes both natural and cultural beauty of Nepal. It is known for attracting many tourists from all over the world. Starting off with the natural beauty, the Himalayan ranges has gorgeous views.

The distance from Kathmandu to the Annapurna Sanctuary is 168km. Our Annapurna Base Camp 8 days takes you to the base of Annapurna ranges in short duration. This is the trek for those trekkers looking for hiking to Annapurna base camp but have time constraints to join longer itineraries like Annapurna Base Camp Trek 12 days.

You will be able to see the views of Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal, Tukuche peak and also Tilicho peak during this trip.

You will see the simplicity of Ghandruk village and the people living there. The Gurung and Magar community have a very simple way of living. They will serve you with the purest form of love and will welcome you as a part of their own family.

You will see the traditions and cultures that they have and have followed for a long time.

Furthermore, this trip includes a trek that starts from Siwai. Although this trek includes uneven tracks, anyone without trekking practices can complete it. The trek difficulty is only moderate. So. get ready with your gears and take your steps.

You will also pass through Machhapuchhre Base Camp on this trek. This means you will walk into two amazing base camps in a single trek. Sounds adventurous, right?

After enjoying the beautiful views, you will also get to experience the greenery of Nepal. A true explanation of the forests of Nepal.

You will pass through the bamboo forests, pine trees and the national flower Rhododendrons. The ambiance will give you a different feel. Different species of birds and flowers are the other elegant elements of this trip.

There are natural hot springs in Jhinu Danda which is a must to try. These will relax all your muscles and all your pain will vanish. What better way to enjoy than getting relaxed?

Annapurna Base Camp is completely safe even if you are not a professional trekker (check out here: Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty). Although you will need a few precautions, make sure you pack all the essentials and stick with your group. Take breaks if need to and do not force yourself. Giving and taking help is another beauty in traveling.

For more information, you are more than welcome to learn about it. Contact us and we will let you know.

Highlights of 8 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek 

  • Enjoy Gurung community and Ghandruk museum
  • Stunning views of mountain ranges including Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, etc
  • Jhinu, a natural hot spring on your way back
  • Lots of natural sights like waterfalls, springs, lakes, etc
  • Opportunity to see different species of animals, migratory birds, and plants
  • Visiting different tea houses and enjoying the most out of the simplest thing in the world

Itinerary

Max Elevation: 1400 m, Kathmandu

The very beginning will be your arrival in Kathmandu. After arriving at the Tribhuwan International Airport, our team will pick you up.

We will greet and guide you to the hotel. You will have your meals there and we will give you a brief detail about your trip to Annapurna Base Camp.

Since it is the first day, you can take your time to take a stroll around Kathmandu city or get to know the people better there. You can enjoy your day either resting or wondering the place. There are many places to enjoy or to shop at. You can then have your dinner and spend the night at the hotel.

Time Duration: 1 hour approx.
Max Elevation: 2340 m, Chhomrong
Trek Duration: 3-4 hours

You will have breakfast at the hotel and then pack your belongings and head towards your flight. You will be flying to Pokhara(30 minutes) and will drive to Siwai (2 hours) on a jeep. After which you will start the trekking.

The second-day trek will be from Siwai to Chhomrong. You will reach to Siwai from Pokhara in a jeep and from Siwai you will trek up to Chhomrong for 3-4 hours.

Chhomrong is a little place in Ghandruk where you can see the life of Gurung community. You will find the local way of farming done in that part of Nepal. You will see their local gardens and livestocks.

You will spend the night at Chhomrong with dinner.

Max. Elevation: 2850 m, Himalaya Hotel
Trek Duration: 6 – 7 hours

Rocky roads and getting closer to the real adventure is the part of the third day. After early morning breakfast from Chhomrong, you will trek to Himalaya Hotel. The Himalaya Hotel will be the last spot before you reach the Annapurna Sanctuary.

The roads on the trek towards the Himalaya Hotel is a complete jungle area and you will also pass through a few avalanche tracks. Then you will reach The Himalaya Hotel, where you will spend the night.

Max Elevation: 4131 m, Annapurna Base Camp
Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

Today you will be getting ahead to the base of Annapurna ranges.

You will have breakfast and then you can begin the journey towards Annapurna Base Camp. We will head from Himalaya Hotel to Annapurna Base Camp.

On the way to Annapurna Base Camp, you will pass through with Machhapuchre Base Camp as well. After taking a trek up to Machhapuchre Base Camp, your destination is 2.9 km away. This can also be another highlight for your journey since you came across another travel destination.

After trekking to the altitude of 4131 m, you will reach the Annapurna Sanctuary. And you will spend the night in the camp.

Max Elevation: 2350 m, Sinuwa
Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

This day you will trek down to Sinuwa. Explore bamboo forests and visit the local tea houses.

You can try varieties of teas here made by the locals. The new taste and differences will energize your mind and then you will continue the descending.

There is a number of lodges for your meals. Enjoy the simple taste of the small community.

Then you will continue to trek down to Sinuwa which is on the height of 2350 m. Don’t forget to enjoy the nature and spot the different species of birds and plants.

You will be staying the night there.

Max. Elevation: 1760 m, Jhinu Danda
Trek Duration: 6 hours

Jhinu is famous for having natural hot springs in Nepal. You can take a relaxing stay there to relief your sore muscles and take away the pain. There are few of those natural springs there to relax so you can go visit there. This will also help you heal the soreness.

Located in the hillside area, it is also a wonderful place to enjoy the sight. Celebrate your trek’s success on this day and enjoy on the hot spring to relax.

Max. Elevation: 1530 m, Siwai

Trek Duration: 45 hours

Today is the last day of the trek and you will decend down to Siwai. You will continue down with the natural forests and tracks of Nepal and simply enjoy the calmness of it. The trek downwards will be shorter than the trek you had to climb.

With faster descent than the accent, you will soon reach Siwai after which we will take you back to Pokhara. We will take you back to Pokhara on the same jeep you came to Siwai on.

At Pokhara, you can take a relaxing boat ride, enjoy cycling or stroll around and relax. Since this is your last day you will spend the night here in Pokhara.

You will have breakfast early in the morning and then you will go back to Kathmandu with lots of good memories.

You can either stay back in Kathmandu today and enjoy a free day or leave for your respective countries.

It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal. Enjoy your final moments in Kathmandu by having breakfast in a café, taking a city stroll, and/or shopping for souvenirs.
A representative will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport to catch your return flight home. It’s good to be at the airport at least two and half hours prior to departure

What to Expect

Price Includes

  • Airport transfers pick-up and drop-off.
  • 1-night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Transportation from and to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Transportation from and to Pokhara by private vehicle. Annapurna Conservation Area Permits.
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek.
  • Transportations, accommodation, wage, food, insurance, equipment for the guide & porter.
  • Best available lodge accommodations during the trek.
  • English speaking Sherpa trek guide.
  • All necessary paper works and entry permits.
  • Porter to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 people)
  • Himalaya Discovery duffel bag.
  • Hiking pole for the trek, if needed.
  • Trek map.
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant after the trip completion in Kathmandu.

Price Excludes

  • International airfares and Nepal visa.
  • Airfare from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • Any personal medical or evacuation expenses incur.
  • Tips for the guide & porter (tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the ‘Price Includes’ section.

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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Trip Info

  • Annapurna Region
  • 4190 m, Annapurna Base Camp
  • 8 Days
  • 5 Days
  • 2 to 10 persons
  • B (Moderate)
  • 5 – 6 hours
  • Spring (March, April, May) and (September, October, November)
  • Kathmandu
  • Siwai

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