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Annapurna Base camp trek (12 Days)

The 12 day trek to Annapurna Base Camp adjoins the best two treks in Annapurna, like Ghorepani Poonhill and Annapurna Base Camp Trek. A mystical trek of Nepal Annapuran base Camp rewards an epic sights of cultural and ecological diversity. A perfect trek combination of natural landscapes and mountains. The deep valleys, snowy peaks, rivers, fascinating waterfalls and of course an amazing view of the Himalayas draws thousand of trekkers to Annapurna base camp every year. A paradise for photographers, Annapurna base camp trek passes through beautiful landscapes, thick lush rhododendron forests, exotic and rare bio-diversity and ethnic local villages like Ulleri and Chhomrong.We walk nearly 90km, reaching at the height of 4200m, the Annapurna Base Camp. Mount Annapurna is the 10th highest mountain in the world. One of the most popular treks in Nepal, in 12 days Annapurna base camp trek, get an awesome experience of spectacular scenery, diverse cultures, and the mountain glacier. Once in a life time trekking in Nepal highly recommends for everyone. We also have short Annapurna base camp trek pacakge like 8 days if you are short on time for 12 days Annapurna base camp trekking. The 12 days ABC trekking route goes from lowland villages with rice fields into a deep bowl shape valley of Annapurna base camp. The 360 degree view of the mountains surrounds Annapurna Base Camp, truely a paradise for nature lovers. As we walk gradually uphill, the peaks of Annapurna south and Hiunchuli emerges from behind the foothills. Pasture and cultivating lands soon give away to deep forest of oak, bamboo and rhododendron.  The trail finally stumbles across moraines and glacier reaches to Annapurna Base Camp. The final destiantions of Annapurna Base Camp trek.

Day 01:Kathmandu to Pokhara

Early in the morning, transfer to Kantipath Tourist Bus station and drive approximately 7 hours to Pokhara. Check in at your hotel and spend the evening Lake Phewa.

Day 02:Pokhara to Tolka – Driving from Pokhara to Phedi

Drive to Phedi and trek to Tolkha. The rocky path is comfortable to follow as it goes through forest, and crosses a couple of streams on its way to Pothana.  Trek to Tolka enjoying the view of Annapurna south , fishtail and Hiunchuli mountain. 
 

Day 03:Tolka to Chomrong

Breakfast and trek on the descend trail along terraced slopes and forest leaving the village Landurk and Jhinu behind to Chhomrong. Chhomrong village offers spectacular views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre.

Day 04:Trek to Dovan

Breakfast, trek descends to Chhomrong Khola before steep uphill trek to Sinuwa through rhododendron, and bamboo forest. The trail follows the river through another tiny settlement known as Bamboo, which has some teahouses and crosses 3 streams before arriving at Dovan (7,940 feet/2,430 meters) where you will rest for the night.

Day 05:Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp

Start with a continuous climb through intermittent bamboo forests. The valley becomes increasingly hemmed in by ever-steeper slopes, which witness periodic avalanches. You can rest at Hotel Himalayan (2,873meters) before the climb to Hike (3,139 meters). Walk through Bagar to Machhapuchare Base Camp for an overnight rest.

Day 06:Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

Today you will take a hike of approximately 2 hours to Annapurna Base Camp (4,095 meters). The trail follows a tributary of the Modi Khola. Overnight rest at Annapurna.

Day 07:Trek down to Dovan

Today’s trail passes through Machhapuchare Base Camp and all the way downhill to Hinku Cave. This area is called Annapurna Sanctuary, since it is totally surrounded by mountains. Get spectacular mountain views as you hike along the trail, before you rest for the night.

Day 08:Trek to Chhomrong.

Descend along the trail to Dovan, through bamboo and rhododendron forests, with superb mountain views to Bamboo. This stretch of trail is the most subject to avalanches. Spend the night at Chhomrong.

Day 09:Trek to Tadapani

The trail descends down to Kumrong and all the way to Tadapani. Get a superb view of Annapurna I, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri mountains, as well as the forest of rhododendron flowers.

Day 10:Trek to Ghorepani

Ascend the trail to get magnificent views of the western Himalayas, all the way to the base of the best viewpoint of Poonhill called Ghorepani. This point can be accessed either from Tirkhedhunga or from the natural hot spring at Tatopani.

Day 11:Trek to Ulleri 

Climb for 1-hour from Ghorepani to reach Poonhill where you can explore beautiful mountains, such as Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I & Annapurna South. It is best taken at dawn to catch the best light. Return from Poonhill and descend to Ulleri for an overnight rest.

Day 12 :Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

From the large Magar village of Ulleri, the path descends some stone steps to Tirkhedhunga, traveling through cultivated areas and pastures, as well as dense forest of rhododendron. Continue to Nayapul and then drive 2 hours to Pokhara for an overnight rest and the end of the tour.

Cost Includes
Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Teahouse accommodation during the trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Welcome and farewell dinners
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist Bus
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek Guide and assistant trek Guide (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, food and accommodation
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, Local Municipality Permit, TIMS)
Medical kit (carried by your trek Guide)
All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes
Nepalese visa fee 
Excess baggage charge(s)
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu if early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
International flights
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge,wifi,  extra porters, mineral or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Fitness Level 
Group Size 1 to 16 people
Max Altitude 4130M
Duration 12 Days
Walking Days 11 Days
Activity Trekking
Best Period MAR | APR | MAY | SEP | OCT | NOV/DEC
Price $$$$
Country                                                             Nepal