Classic Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna Base Camp
|Duration : 18 days||Accommodation : Standard | deluxe hotel | Lodges|
|Season : Sept – June||Transport : Private Car | Tourist bus|
About Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek
The Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most prominent trekking trips taking place in the Annapurna region of Nepal. With a beautiful overview of the country’s beautiful landscape and social coalesce, the Classic Annapurna Circuit fulfills its depiction of the region’s best characteristics and elements. Take the entire route to the remote mountain tapestry through the Himalayan foothills through terraced farmlands, plain and forested landscapes. With routes close the edges of the Tibetan plateau, the Annapurna Circuit has incredible routes covering two separate river valleys and surrounding the Annapurna massif comprising the Thorong La Pass, the largest gap on the trekking path. The path runs in anti-clockwise direction from Annapurna’s foothills to Manang, Thorong La Phedi, Mustang, Muktinath, Ghorepani and Poon Hill. You will encounter almost everything the Annapurna region has to give. Captivating views of the views of Annapurna and Mount Dhaulagiri appear as you move on the high pass and from that point of view the views of the entire landscape are something that simply can not be described in sentences. The breathtaking aspect of the hike provides its prominence with the sights of additional renewable mountain peaks and the illuminated world. The outstanding landscape ranges from dense and dense subtropical forest to alpine desert-like landscapes, adding a sensation of estrangement to your journey.
During the famous Annapurna Circuit tour, the Thorong La Pass, you’ll have the pleasure of touring the world’s highest pass. The picturesque view of the passing mountains like Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri and other neighboring mountain peaks is sparkling. In addition, standing in a renowned spiritual middle – Muktinath and admiring the opinions of the hills around this stage is a great adventure. The view of the sunrise in the hot springs of Tatopani between the Poon Hill hills and the warm water pool will make your journey both pleasant and happy. As one of the most famous viewpoints in the country, Poon Hill offers mountain sights and is exciting to see the sun rising from behind the ivory mountains and change the Himalayan tint from cerulean to a cascade of liquid gold and fiery ember.
The Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek is classified as a slightly difficult trekking journey, often referred to as the best long-distance walk on earth. Blending a wide variety of climate zones from the tropics to the arctic and cultural diversity from Hindu villages on the tiny footprints to the Tibetan culture of Manang considers the walk a trip that completely illuminates the region’s wealthy opulence. Because this walk takes you to the high altitude region and involves long walks in tough and moist land, you need to be physically suitable and you should have a strong strength to complete your journey.
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DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU, NEPAL
You will be welcomed by one of the officials of our company upon your arrival. He’ll assist your transfer to your Kathmandu lodging. Today there are no scheduled events, so you can rest and get your bearings at the hotel. Further plans and programs about the journey will also be briefed to you by the official.
Day 02 - Drive from Kathmandu to Synge/Jagat (1100m) Duration: 8 hours
We will drive to Beshisahar. We take a local vehicle to Syange from Beshisahar. This journey offers an knowledge of Nepal’s rural inhabitants – their livelihood and culture. From Syange we begin our journey. We’re going to go hiking to Jagat. Overnight at hotel, including breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 03 - Jagat to Dharapani (1960m) Duration: 6 hours
We’ll be leaving Jagat again on foot. Our trail goes to Chyamje. After crossing a suspended bridge, the road takes us uphill through the Oak forest. We will continue to walk for a while until a valley emerges. We pass the town of Kodo and proceed to the town of Dharapani. Overnight at hotel, including breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 04 - Dharapani to Chame (2630m) Duration: 5 hours
On the mule trail, the trail reaches fir forest along the shore, accompanied by large oak and maple trees. On the way, there’s a wonderful sight from the main Himalayan peak. Overnight at hotel, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 05 - Chame to Pisang (3300m) Duration: 5 hours
Our path now encounters a narrow, steep valley of the river winding through deep forests. Pisang and Annapurna II’s panoramic view is amazing. Overnight at hotel, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 06 - Pisang to Manang (3570m) Duration: 4 hours
Today, we’re going to go up the route to Manang through Ghyaru – Ngawal – Mungji. With a panoramic view of Annapurna, Pisang and several others, the rising majestic summits overwhelm our sight will offer us more amazing landscapes. Today’s landscape and vegetation is going to change. The cold, dry weather makes the surroundings much more difficult. Our short journey to the Barge Monastery is Manang District’s biggest. Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 07 - Manang - Acclimatization day
This day is devoted to the acclimatization of high altitude. We spend our moment visiting the monastery with a third trip to Lake Gangapurna. We can also visit the clinic of the Himalayan Association in local towns. The room at Guesthouse includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 08 - Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m) Duration: 3 - 4 hours
From Manang town, the path crosses the river and ascends to Tenki Village above Manang, then ascends northwest from Marshyangdi Valley, up Jarsang Khola Valley. Then, as it continues to grow, we will follow the valley to the north, pasturelands and trees. We cross Ghunsa’s small village just below the trail, which is a group of plain mud roofs. The path now goes through the wilderness where happily horses and yaks graze. Before we reach Yak Kharka, another small village, we pass the river on a wooden bridge over an old Mani wall in a beautiful meadow. Smooth but slow climbing is the key way to prevent altitude problems. Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 09 - Yak kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m) Duration: 3 - 4 hours
We will develop our route to the Throng Phedi Pass foot. This is a small but vibrant village that serves tired trekkers and climbers ‘ requirements. This is used by groups like ours as a base camp. Some employees of the group may want to travel to the High Camp today to keep it easier for them next day – though the (business) has doubts about this. Tomorrow is scheduled to be a hard day and we stop at Thorong Phedi to sleep soundly (instead of having a less pleasant night at the higher altitude at High Camp). Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 10 - Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3800m) crossing over Thorong La Pass (5416m) Duration: 7/8 hours
We will quickly start our climb to the pass. We need to be fresh as the initial stage of climb is very low. As we achieve the peak, the path becomes slushy from melting snow. After crossing grassy hills (5416 m), we come at the edge of the hill. The summit offers a lovely panorama of 360-degree snow-capped mountains extending north to Tibet. Looking ahead, there are several Annapurna mountains in front of us and the beautiful Kali Gandaki Valley. Then our route goes down steeply to Muktinath (3800 m), an important pilgrimage site for Hindus. It is a unique place and residence to many indigenous Tibetans and devoted Buddhists. Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 11 - Muktinath to Marpha (2670m) Duration: 6 hours
Our trip continues through the Kali Gandaki Valley to Marpha. Marpha hosts countless apple orchids and all the various fruit products. Apple Brandy is a local item that you might be lucky enough to enjoy along the way. Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 12 - Marpha to Ghasa (2010m) Duration: 6 hours
After the Kali Gandaki River, we stroll down the valley to Ghasa. We are going to walk along the bank of the Kali Gandaki River. Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 13 - Ghasa to Tatopani (1190m) Duration: 5 hours
Today we walk through the deepest gorge on Earth in Kopchepani ; then we walk down the Kali Gandaki River valley to Tatopani. This spot is famous for its hot springs. This is the best place to relax after a long day of trekking ; we will have another day to rest here tomorrow. Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 14 - Rest and relaxing at hot spring.
Rest and relax in the hot spring. Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 15 - Tatopani to Ghorepani (2810m) Duration: 7 hours
Leaving the hot spring behind, we trek back to Ghorepani in the afternoon. Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 16 - Ghorepani to Pokhara Duration: 7-8 hours
Hike to Poon Hill (3210 m above sea level) and walk to Nayapul then Pokhara, a 7-hour trek and an hour drive this afternoon we will get up quickly and drive to Poon Hill. You will see from here a beautiful view of the sunset and a panoramic view of the Himalayas including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and others. After visiting Poonhill, we will travel to Ghorepani, have a good breakfast and stroll down to Nayapul, followed by a short trip to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 17 - Pokhara to Kathmandu
Scenic trip to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel, including breakfast.
Day 18 - Farewell
Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from our company will take you to the airport
- All ground transportations by private vehicle including airport transfers
- Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
A night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara
- Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Surface transfer from Kathmandu – Beshisahar by private car and from Beshisahar to Syange by local jeep
- Surface transfer from Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist bus
- An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, Trekking permit)
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
- Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
- Hot showers during the trek
- All kind of cold drinks e.g. water, coke, fanta, juice etc.
- Personal trekking equipment
WI-Fi internet during the trek
- Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)
Cost & Dates
Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.