Annapurna Base Camp

TRIP CODE : 4540ABC

duration
12 Days
difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
accomodation
Teahouse/Hotel
max altitude
4130
transportation
Tourist Bus/Jeep
meals included
All
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  • The Annapurna Sanctuary is a high glacial basin surrounded by a ring of mountains, the Annapurna range, most of which are over 7000 meters. With the only entrance a narrow valley between the peaks of Hiunchuli and Machapuchare, where run-off from glaciers drain into Modi Khola River. The unique combination of heights and depths on the 5-7 day trek into the Annapurna Sanctuary gives rise to an extraordinary variety of ecosystems. The south-facing slopes are covered in dense tropical jungles of rhododendron and bamboo, while the north-facing slopes, in the rain shadow, have a drier colder climate similar to that of the near-by Tibetan Plateau.

    The entire sanctuary was held as sacred to the Gurung people, one of the many native people to inhabit the area. The peak of Machapuchare at the entrance was believed to be the home of the god Shiva, and the daily plumes of snow were thought to be the smoke of his divine incense. Until recently, the local Gurung people forbade anyone from bringing eggs or meat into the Annapurna Sanctuary. The Annapurna Sanctuary is now part of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, which places restrictions on the number of outside travellers, gathering of firewood, and domestic animal grazing.

    • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

      You will be greeted and assisted by our female representative from the airport after completion of your airport formalities. After that, we will drive towards SASANE Homestay by our private vehicle. You will be welcomed by our sisters in a traditional way. Overnight in Kathmandu.

      Accomodation
      SASANE homestay
      Meals included
      All
    • Day 2 : Kathmandu city tour

      Today we have a city tour to Pashupati Temple, Boudhanath, Kathmandu old market and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After the trip we will drive towards SASANE for lunch. Then we have a momo making class and a presentation on SASANE’s efforts to tackle human trafficking. Things to do: City tour Momo making class with a presentation on SASANE’s work.

      Accomodation
      SASANE homestay
      Meals included
      All
    • Day 3 : Drive towards Pokhara

      We will be driving towards Pokhara which is 6-7 hours drive by our private vehicle. In between we will stop at Kurintar and also have authentic Nepali lunch. Continuing the drive we reach Pokhara, where we will be welcomed by SASANE sisters in a traditional way. Overnight in SASANE Homestay, Pokhara. Things to do: Interaction with sisters of SASANE, Pokhara. Evening walk at lakeside, Pokhara.

      Accomodation
      SASANE homestay pokhara
      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      4-5hrsa
    • Day 3 : Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk

      We start our day by driving towards Nayapul, where we begin our trek towards Ghandruk. Overnight in Ghandruk. Meals: All Things to do: Visit the Gurung Museum Indulge Yourself in the ethnic songs and dance - Rodhi

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      5-6 hrs trek
    • Day 4 : Trek to Sinuwa 2360m

      Start trekking towards Sinuwa. On the way observe various beautiful waterfalls and rivers. You will be welcomed by the locals with their cultural songs and dance.Before dinner,we will have a short interaction with the people regarding various social issues. Overnight in Sinuwa. Meals: All Things to do: Welcomed traditionally and shown cultural performance by the locals. Interact with the villagers on prevailing social issues.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      5-6 hr trek
    • Day 5 : Sinuwa to Deurali ‘3,230m

      Early morning breakfast and start trekking towards Deurali. Enroute you will be viewing various mountains and different species of flowers.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      6 hr trek
    • Day 6 : Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp ‘4130m’ (5 hr trek)

      Start trekking to ABC. On the way,you will also visit Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC). We will have a short break on MBC and then trek 1 hour to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). Explore and stay in ABC.

      Meals included
      All
    • Day 8 : Bamboo to Jhinu Hot Spring ‘1,780m’

      After breakfast, trek towards Jhinu hot spring. Enjoy the natural hot spring at Jhinu. You can share Overnight in Jhinu.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      5 hr trek
    • Day 9 : Jhijhinu Hot Spring to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (7 hrs)

      Early morning breakfast and trek down to Nayapul. After reaching Nayapul we will be heading towards Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

      Meals included
      All
    • Day 10 : Drive to Kathmandu (8 hr drive)

      We start our drive towards Kathmandu. On the way we will visit Bandipur, a place with Newari settlement. Here, you can explore the much preserved Newari culture and have Newari food for lunch. After that we will continue our drive to Kathmandu.

      Meals included
      All
  • Trip cost includes

    • All accommodations and meals during the trek
    • Pickup and drop off at hotel in Kathmandu 
    • An experienced and licensed, English-speaking trekking guide
    • Sherpa porters to carry luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
    • All necessary paperwork and permits
    • A comprehensive first aid medical kit

     

    Trip cost excludes

    • International airfare
    • Travel insurance
    • Alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and bottled water, soft drinks etc.
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • 13% VAT (Value added tax
    • Tips for trekking guide, staffs and driver (Tips are welcomed but not compulsory)
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  •  Packing List:

    • Good hiking shoes
    • Pair of trekking poles
    • Rucksack  (Waterproof material)
    • Windbreaker (Windproof jacket)
    • A warm jacket (Temperatures can drop to 2⁰C at night)
    • Warm gloves (Winter gloves)
    • Flashlight
    • Pair of slippers (sleepers)
    • Water bottle and water purifying tablets
    • Sunscreen (spf 50+), Sunglasses, Lip care,Hat
    • Normal clothes, Snacks, your regular medicines, Personal hygiene and first aid kit. 

    SASANE Sisterhood Trekking and Travel is happy to answer further questions about this trek. Please send us an email at info@sasanesisterhoodtrek.com and a member of our organization will get back to you within 72 hours.

    If the proposed trip itinerary doesn’t suit you, SASANE also allows itineraries to be customized.

    SASANE is happy to coordinate if you are interested in participating in further programs wildlife safari tour, whitewater rafting/ kayaking,paragliding,sightseeing or visiting tourist attractions.

    • How fit do I need to be for the ABC Trek?

      Only an average level of fitness is required.

    • Are there any telephone/internet facilities in Annapurna trekking ?

      Well, we would like to suggest you have a local number for internet connection and phone calls. They do have prepaid Wi-Fi. Annapurna region has a good coverage network for Ncell (local card).

    • Can I charge my camera batteries on the trek?

      Yes, you can charge batteries but you’ll be charged by the hour and you’ll have to bring your own charger.

    • What is the possibility of a hot shower?

      At the lower altitude, the guesthouses provide the facilities of hot showers. And in the rest of the places (at higher elevation), warm water in the bucket will be provided for shower. For hot showers, it costs you a little extra charge.

    • Where can I store the unnecessary items that are not required for the Trek?

      You can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel or you can leave in our office too.

    • What currency should I bring to Annapurna trekking?

      Well, we do advise you to get some Nepali cash on hands to pay for your extra expenses such as bar bills.

    • What if I am a solo traveler? Is there a supplemental for singles?

      Many of our guests travel solo. It may also be an option to join a small group or another solo traveler. Yes, there is a supplemental cost if you are traveling alone, please contact us to find out more.

    • What happens if I get sick or get hurt while trekking?

      Basically the guide will sort out the things. If it is not too bad you may go down by walking, however in the event of an emergency there usually is access to a telephone line or satellite phone for an evacuation via helicopter.

    • Is the water and food safe on the trek?

      Yes, local food is safe and delicious. However, instead of tap water; bottled water, boiling water, or using water purification tablets are your best options.

    • What permits are needed for the Annapurna Base Camp trek?

      The permits required are:

      • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit.
      • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) permit.

      Note: These permits can be received from the Nepal Tourism Board office, Kathmandu and Nepal Tourism Board service center, Pokhara.

    • Do you need a guide for Annapurna Base Camp?

      Yes, a guide is needed for safety. He can also negotiate with the locals and suggest the best accommodation and food options. However, a porter on the other hand isn’t compulsory but is bound to make your trip easier as he carries your luggage, so you do not have to carry any burden and can trek freely.

    • Who are the guides?

      The guides are trained professionals and know the trails well. They can speak fluent English and know how to take good care of the clients.

    • Do I need travel insurance while trekking?

      It is optional but you can get insurance for your own safety. Make sure your insurance covers emergency evacuations and hospital charges.

    • Will I get altitude sickness on the trek?

      ABC​ trek doesn’t go higher than 4100m so there are fewer chances of getting altitude sickness. However, some people might feel altitude symptoms, usually above 3000 meters so we take the following precautions beforehand:

      • Acclimatization
      • No alcohol, no sleeping pills, no smoking, and no heavy backpacks.
      • Drink about 3-4 liters of water per day.
      • Ascend less than 300m a day above 3.000m of altitude.
      • Eat well and regularly.
      • Wear proper warm clothes at high altitudes.
      • If you have mild symptoms, do not proceed higher.
      • If you have worsening symptoms, go down immediately.
      • Do not leave your team members behind unattended.
  • Overview

    The Annapurna Sanctuary is a high glacial basin surrounded by a ring of mountains, the Annapurna range, most of which are over 7000 meters. With the only entrance a narrow valley between the peaks of Hiunchuli and Machapuchare, where run-off from glaciers drain into Modi Khola River. The unique combination of heights and depths on the 5-7 day trek into the Annapurna Sanctuary gives rise to an extraordinary variety of ecosystems. The south-facing slopes are covered in dense tropical jungles of rhododendron and bamboo, while the north-facing slopes, in the rain shadow, have a drier colder climate similar to that of the near-by Tibetan Plateau.

    The entire sanctuary was held as sacred to the Gurung people, one of the many native people to inhabit the area. The peak of Machapuchare at the entrance was believed to be the home of the god Shiva, and the daily plumes of snow were thought to be the smoke of his divine incense. Until recently, the local Gurung people forbade anyone from bringing eggs or meat into the Annapurna Sanctuary. The Annapurna Sanctuary is now part of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, which places restrictions on the number of outside travellers, gathering of firewood, and domestic animal grazing.

  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

      You will be greeted and assisted by our female representative from the airport after completion of your airport formalities. After that, we will drive towards SASANE Homestay by our private vehicle. You will be welcomed by our sisters in a traditional way. Overnight in Kathmandu.

      Accomodation
      SASANE homestay
      Meals included
      All
    • Day 2 : Kathmandu city tour

      Today we have a city tour to Pashupati Temple, Boudhanath, Kathmandu old market and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After the trip we will drive towards SASANE for lunch. Then we have a momo making class and a presentation on SASANE’s efforts to tackle human trafficking. Things to do: City tour Momo making class with a presentation on SASANE’s work.

      Accomodation
      SASANE homestay
      Meals included
      All
    • Day 3 : Drive towards Pokhara

      We will be driving towards Pokhara which is 6-7 hours drive by our private vehicle. In between we will stop at Kurintar and also have authentic Nepali lunch. Continuing the drive we reach Pokhara, where we will be welcomed by SASANE sisters in a traditional way. Overnight in SASANE Homestay, Pokhara. Things to do: Interaction with sisters of SASANE, Pokhara. Evening walk at lakeside, Pokhara.

      Accomodation
      SASANE homestay pokhara
      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      4-5hrsa
    • Day 3 : Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk

      We start our day by driving towards Nayapul, where we begin our trek towards Ghandruk. Overnight in Ghandruk. Meals: All Things to do: Visit the Gurung Museum Indulge Yourself in the ethnic songs and dance - Rodhi

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      5-6 hrs trek
    • Day 4 : Trek to Sinuwa 2360m

      Start trekking towards Sinuwa. On the way observe various beautiful waterfalls and rivers. You will be welcomed by the locals with their cultural songs and dance.Before dinner,we will have a short interaction with the people regarding various social issues. Overnight in Sinuwa. Meals: All Things to do: Welcomed traditionally and shown cultural performance by the locals. Interact with the villagers on prevailing social issues.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      5-6 hr trek
    • Day 5 : Sinuwa to Deurali ‘3,230m

      Early morning breakfast and start trekking towards Deurali. Enroute you will be viewing various mountains and different species of flowers.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      6 hr trek
    • Day 6 : Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp ‘4130m’ (5 hr trek)

      Start trekking to ABC. On the way,you will also visit Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC). We will have a short break on MBC and then trek 1 hour to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). Explore and stay in ABC.

      Meals included
      All
    • Day 8 : Bamboo to Jhinu Hot Spring ‘1,780m’

      After breakfast, trek towards Jhinu hot spring. Enjoy the natural hot spring at Jhinu. You can share Overnight in Jhinu.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      5 hr trek
    • Day 9 : Jhijhinu Hot Spring to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (7 hrs)

      Early morning breakfast and trek down to Nayapul. After reaching Nayapul we will be heading towards Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

      Meals included
      All
    • Day 10 : Drive to Kathmandu (8 hr drive)

      We start our drive towards Kathmandu. On the way we will visit Bandipur, a place with Newari settlement. Here, you can explore the much preserved Newari culture and have Newari food for lunch. After that we will continue our drive to Kathmandu.

      Meals included
      All
  • Services

    Trip cost includes

    • All accommodations and meals during the trek
    • Pickup and drop off at hotel in Kathmandu 
    • An experienced and licensed, English-speaking trekking guide
    • Sherpa porters to carry luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
    • All necessary paperwork and permits
    • A comprehensive first aid medical kit

     

    Trip cost excludes

    • International airfare
    • Travel insurance
    • Alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and bottled water, soft drinks etc.
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • 13% VAT (Value added tax
    • Tips for trekking guide, staffs and driver (Tips are welcomed but not compulsory)
  • Date & Price

    Start Date

    End Date

    price

    status

    Thur,Feb 20, 2020

    Feb 20

    $260

    Departed

    Feb 20

    Feb 20

    $260

    Departed

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  • Important Info

     Packing List:

    • Good hiking shoes
    • Pair of trekking poles
    • Rucksack  (Waterproof material)
    • Windbreaker (Windproof jacket)
    • A warm jacket (Temperatures can drop to 2⁰C at night)
    • Warm gloves (Winter gloves)
    • Flashlight
    • Pair of slippers (sleepers)
    • Water bottle and water purifying tablets
    • Sunscreen (spf 50+), Sunglasses, Lip care,Hat
    • Normal clothes, Snacks, your regular medicines, Personal hygiene and first aid kit. 

    SASANE Sisterhood Trekking and Travel is happy to answer further questions about this trek. Please send us an email at info@sasanesisterhoodtrek.com and a member of our organization will get back to you within 72 hours.

    If the proposed trip itinerary doesn’t suit you, SASANE also allows itineraries to be customized.

    SASANE is happy to coordinate if you are interested in participating in further programs wildlife safari tour, whitewater rafting/ kayaking,paragliding,sightseeing or visiting tourist attractions.

  • FAQ
    • How fit do I need to be for the ABC Trek?

      Only an average level of fitness is required.

    • Are there any telephone/internet facilities in Annapurna trekking ?

      Well, we would like to suggest you have a local number for internet connection and phone calls. They do have prepaid Wi-Fi. Annapurna region has a good coverage network for Ncell (local card).

    • Can I charge my camera batteries on the trek?

      Yes, you can charge batteries but you’ll be charged by the hour and you’ll have to bring your own charger.

    • What is the possibility of a hot shower?

      At the lower altitude, the guesthouses provide the facilities of hot showers. And in the rest of the places (at higher elevation), warm water in the bucket will be provided for shower. For hot showers, it costs you a little extra charge.

    • Where can I store the unnecessary items that are not required for the Trek?

      You can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel or you can leave in our office too.

    • What currency should I bring to Annapurna trekking?

      Well, we do advise you to get some Nepali cash on hands to pay for your extra expenses such as bar bills.

    • What if I am a solo traveler? Is there a supplemental for singles?

      Many of our guests travel solo. It may also be an option to join a small group or another solo traveler. Yes, there is a supplemental cost if you are traveling alone, please contact us to find out more.

    • What happens if I get sick or get hurt while trekking?

      Basically the guide will sort out the things. If it is not too bad you may go down by walking, however in the event of an emergency there usually is access to a telephone line or satellite phone for an evacuation via helicopter.

    • Is the water and food safe on the trek?

      Yes, local food is safe and delicious. However, instead of tap water; bottled water, boiling water, or using water purification tablets are your best options.

    • What permits are needed for the Annapurna Base Camp trek?

      The permits required are:

      • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit.
      • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) permit.

      Note: These permits can be received from the Nepal Tourism Board office, Kathmandu and Nepal Tourism Board service center, Pokhara.

    • Do you need a guide for Annapurna Base Camp?

      Yes, a guide is needed for safety. He can also negotiate with the locals and suggest the best accommodation and food options. However, a porter on the other hand isn’t compulsory but is bound to make your trip easier as he carries your luggage, so you do not have to carry any burden and can trek freely.

    • Who are the guides?

      The guides are trained professionals and know the trails well. They can speak fluent English and know how to take good care of the clients.

    • Do I need travel insurance while trekking?

      It is optional but you can get insurance for your own safety. Make sure your insurance covers emergency evacuations and hospital charges.

    • Will I get altitude sickness on the trek?

      ABC​ trek doesn’t go higher than 4100m so there are fewer chances of getting altitude sickness. However, some people might feel altitude symptoms, usually above 3000 meters so we take the following precautions beforehand:

      • Acclimatization
      • No alcohol, no sleeping pills, no smoking, and no heavy backpacks.
      • Drink about 3-4 liters of water per day.
      • Ascend less than 300m a day above 3.000m of altitude.
      • Eat well and regularly.
      • Wear proper warm clothes at high altitudes.
      • If you have mild symptoms, do not proceed higher.
      • If you have worsening symptoms, go down immediately.
      • Do not leave your team members behind unattended.