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Annapurna Base Camp trek also has known Annapurna Sanctuary. Considered one of Nature's most beautiful spots in the world, the trail leads up from Pokhara along the Modi River to its sources amidst the great Annpurna. It is the most intensely scenic trek in Nepal. The Annapurna range is a vast massif with several peaks, which lies between the Kali Gandaki, and Marsyandi river valley passing through the Machhapuchare and Annapurna base camp. In here, the trekker is surrounded by the awesome grandeur of the Annapurna massif. The lower part of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is rich for Gurung culture and ethnology.

The Annapurna base camp trekking known as Annapurna Sanctuary trekking is a true classic, amidst some of the highest and most spectacular mountains in the world. You will reach two popular base camps these are Machhapuchare base camp and Annapurna Base camp. Annapurna base camp trekking trail give you beautiful views of Himalaya range including Machapuchare known as fishtail mountain, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli Peak, Gangapurna and If go through Ghorepani Poon hill then you will enjoy with beautiful sunrise and see nicer views of the Himalayas “Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak, Nilgiri and many more white peaks.” Our Annapurna base camp treks will be begins from close to beautiful city Pokhara that means we will arrange vehicle from Pokhara and drive to Nayapul, Phampus Phedi (surkhet Phedi) or Beni Bazaar It depends on your choice of the trekking option for Annapurna base camp trekking.

If you begin Annapurna base camp trekking / Annapurna sanctuary trekking from Beni Bazaar it will be nice and long but very interesting because you will reach at Tatopani (natural hot spring where is possible to take bath) after Tatopani you will begin to climb up hill where you will meet many different ethnic groups and green valley. If go within one day to Ghorepani from Tatopani is very difficulty because it is all the way up hill so better to stay night at Shikha from where you will see nice view of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and Nilgiri and next day short to climb to Ghorepani and follow the Annapurna Base camp trekking route. If you start Annapurna sanctuary trek from Nayapul this trek trail goes through Ghorepani poon hill which is nice and panoramic route but if have short holiday for trekking in Nepal you can start trek from Dhampus phedi for Annapurna Base camp trekking. Chumrung village is gateway of Annapurna sanctuary trek even you choose any optional routes of the trekking to go Annapurna base camp you have to go through Chomrung village because from Chomrung only one trail goes to Annapurna base camp trekking.

We climb high above the Modi Khola River, through the ''gates'' of the Sanctuary. Once inside, we are afforded incredible views of the Himalayas. In Annapurna base camp (4130m) there is also have Teahouse facilities so en routes they have teahouse / Trekkers lodge facilities managed by the local people and given idea by Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP). The food menu provides by ACAP so mostly every teahouse have a same menu.

Lodges management committee also builds camping ground and kitchen for Tent camp/Camping trekking so camping charge will be requires to camp. Permit for Annapurna base camp trekking only apply to have Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP) entry permit it cost RS 2000 per person and Trekkers’ information management system (TIMS).
  • Day by Day Itinerary
  • Cost Include & Exclude
  • Prepare & Hints
Day 01: Arrival kathmandu International Airport,
Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuval international airport, pickup by Ghale Treks representative then transfer to hotel and rest of the day free for leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu - Pokhara, 
Drive to pokhara by car/ bus (approximate 5/6-hour), passing by beautiful landscapes as well as a variety of the rural villages of Nepal. After reaching Pokhara being refresh and explore city. Pokhara is one of the most remarkable scenic beauty valleys.  It is the only valley in the world from where one can have the stunning panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains higher than 8000m. Stay overnight at Hotel Glacier on B.B. basis.

Day 03: Pokhara - Tirkhe Dhunga (approximately 5/6-hrs),
Drive to Nayapul, passing through the beautiful village of Lumle where preparations will be made in anticipation of the trek to Birethanti. This particular leg of the journey snakes along the main trail to Sudami with a steady ascent along the side of the valley. Stay overnight at lodge on full board basis

Day 04: Tirkhe Dhunga - Ghorepani (approximately 5-hrs),

This day’s voyage traverses a stream before climbing a stone staircase to the far-stretching village of Magar at Ulleri (2070m). On the way to the day’s final destination, journey through lush forests, across sparkling streams before arriving at Nangethanti and Ghorepani (2850m). Stay overnight at lodge on full board basis.

Day 05: Ghorepani (Poon Hill) - Tadnapai:
An early morning ascent to Poon Hill (3210m) treats trekkers to an enlightening scene as the sun climbs the sky to peak out from behind the Himalayan titans of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manalsu. Return to the lodge for breakfast before beginning your return-descent to Ghorepani, concluding the day’s events with an overnight stay at Tadapani. Stay overnight at lodge on full board basis.

Day 06 Tadapani - Chhomrung,
The trails offers good views of the upper Modi valley. The route starts the long ascent high above the west bank of the Modi Khola. The village of Chhomrong lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli.

Day 07:Chhomrong - Himalayan Hotel,
Crossing Chomrong Khola, you continue trekking along steep stone steps. On your trails, you bypass rhododendron-covered ridge path, mountainous terrains and forests of bamboo. As you savor awe-inspiring views of Annapurna mountain ranges and Machhapuchhare, you gather more energy and enthusiasm to explore further. During your five-hour walking, you cross Modi Khola, pass through Khuldigar, Bamboo and Dovan and finally reach Himalaya Hotel.

Day 08: Himalayan Hotel - Annapurna Base Camp,
The trek remains on the west bank of Modi, now following through a more open valley and eventually emerges into the Sanctuary. Straight ahead is the high lateral Morain of the South Annapurna glacier.

Day 09 : Annapurna Base Camp - Hinku Cave,
The trial passes through Machhapuchare base camp and all the way down hill to Hinku cave.This area is called Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountains.The spectacular Mountain View can be see from this trial.

Day 10: Hinku cave - Chomrong,
The trail up the Modi Khola passes through dense forests of rhododendron and bamboo across Annapurna mountain range. After trekking for 5 hours, you reach Chomrong. From Chomrong you can have prominent and mesmerizing view of Machhapuchhare. There are many chalet-style wooden lodges at Chomrong.

Day 11: Chomrong - Ghandrunk,
The trail through flatland, forests and terraced fields; a suspension bridge comes your way. On crossing this suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, you enter beautiful village of Ghandruk after walking for 3 to 4 hours. You get to witness unique culture, tradition and custom of Gurung community. Ghandruk offers excellent views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare.

Day 12: Ghandrungk - Birethanti / Pokhara: 
This day’s excursion takes participants on a descending, downhill adventure through villages and intricate meadows before arriving at the wonder-filled Syauli Bazaar then Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 13: Pokhara - Kathmandu
From Pokhara you can either fly or drive to Kathmandu.

Day 14: Departure,
Transfer to airport flight onward.
  • Airport pick up & drop by Ghale Treks Private Vehicle.
  • A Professional Tour/Trekking guide
  • One porter each two clients in tea-house trek, required cook, trek crews & porters in tent trek
  • Insurance, lodging, food & allowance to your trek crews
  • Tent & mattress for tent and camping trekking
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Land transportation as per itinerary
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • Trekking Permit, TIMS, National Park / Conservation Entry Fees.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket as per itinerary.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges of Ghale Treks.
  • Farewell Dinner at Nepali Cultural dance restaurant.

  • International Airfares and airport departure taxes as applicable.
  • The cost of personal items like laundry & all kind of soft & hard drinks
  • Optional excursions
  • Cost of visas, travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Gratuities for services provided on a personal basis
  • The single supplement payable on all bookings where only one person is traveling
  • All others except committed to provide in ‘cost included’ section above.

In addition to obvious items such as hiking boots, warm clothing, UV sunblock etc., here is list of things that you might not have considered taking along, but that can greatly enhance the quality and comfort of your journey.

Soft and light shoes (sneakers or kung-fu shoes are perfect) -
after a long hike in inflexible hiking boots, you will be extremely happy to have some light and soft footwear to to wear around the lodge or in the village.

Lightweight knapsack -
this is very useful for short trips away from your lodge, and will save you having to lug your large backpack along. It should be big enough for your camera and a change of clothes and sleeping bag, if you plan to spend a night away.

Lightweight sleeping bag -
as most (all?) lodges can offer you blankets, a light sleeping bag should be sufficient for the journey. Taking a light bag will save you valuable space in your backpack.

Fabric bandaids -
blisters on the feet can turn a wonderful walk into a hell. Bandaids (sticking plasters) should be immediately applied to any area of the foot that there is irritation and friction - don't wait for the blister to develop before doing this. However, only fabric made bandaids will stick to a sweaty foot. Others (even those that claim to be water-proof) will fall off in minutes. A good alternative to bandaids is duct tape. Works great for blisters and also proves invaluable in many other ways.

Personal First Aid and Emergency Gear -
First aid kit with moleskin and bandages designed to cover blisters Sunscreen lotion. Energy snacks. So many different types are available buy a variety and sample them to learn which brand gives you the biggest boost. An emergency kit in case you get lost. Include a whistle, compass, space blanket, string, duct tape, matches and iodine tablets. Flashlight and extra batteries, Binoculars, Knife, Extra pair of prescription glasses, Bug Repellent.

Are You in Good Enough Shape?-

You may walk a mile or two on pavement comfortably, but can you walk four or five miles a day ? or more? on varied terrain without collapsing on the couch for the rest of the afternoon? Once you've chosen a trip, Ghale Treks will inform you, what level of physical fitness you should be at to take the trip. Then, create a plan to ensure you are ready physically.

Ways to Get in Shape for Walking and Hiking -

For many trips it's okay to start your training a month or two before you leave for vacation. Spending time at the gym working with weights and on a treadmill, StairMaster or stationary bike is one route. Supplement the training with long walks or hikes on weekends, preferably on dirt trails instead of pavement. Jogging on toughens you up and increase your agility and stamina.

Bring the Right Pack -

Bring a pack that fits your body comfortably? whether it's a day pack to hold your water bottle, snacks, sunscreen lotion and jacket ? or a pack designed to hold enough gear for a multi-day hike through the mountains.


Travel time from September to May (but not June/July/August, because then it is rainy-monsoon season in Nepal)

After every meal (three times a day), tea/coffee will be served during the trekking. Apart from this, every morning we provide clients with either boiled water or soft black tea to carry with them on their Thermos Bottle. For the supplement of extra drinks, clients have to buy mineral water themselves which is available at all places
Recommended equipment list: sleeping bag, a warm jacket, good trekking shoes, sunglasses/sun cream, an insulated bottle for hot drinks and basic medicines.

Maximum luggage weight 20 kg per person. There are always 1 or 2 additional porters with the crew who take care of clients who get sick or unable to even carry their daily private luggage.

Shower possibilities every 3-4 days during the trek but the cost in not included at trip, no laundry service available.

A prepayment of 30 % has to be paid directly after reconfirmation at our company bank account. Final payment becomes upon arrival in Kathmandu before starting date of the tour.
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Overview of Trip
Trip Highlights:
Great opportunity to see world’s deepest gorge Kaligandaki, most spectacular Himalayan views with experience traditional village life.

Trip Duration:
13 Nights / 14 Days

Trip Type:
Teahouse, hiking trek

Grade & Elevation:

Moderate, 4130 meters (Max.)

Trek Start & End Point:

From Naya Pul to Birethanti

Group Size:
Minimum 2 or above

Trip Season:
September – December & February – June
Pictures of Trip
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