Annapurana Base camp TrekTrekking
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
One of the most beautiful trek you can do in the himalayas, The scenic beauty of being around the Mt.Everest & Mt.Annapurna needs to be experienced atleast once in your life. If you have a dream & a desire then you need have this trek in that list.
- Best Season: March-May & Sept-Dec
- Duration: 16 Days
- Trekking Days: 11
- Grade: Medium
- Maximum Altitude: 4100m
- Commences At: Kathmandu
- Ends At: Kathmandu
Days 01 â€ Arrival in Kathmandu
Our staffs will be at airport to pick up you to the Hotel. Introduction with guide and short briefing about the trek.
Days 02 â€Preparation day for trekking.
Final check up of your hiking gear and ready to move
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara to Birethanti (1025m)
Early in the morning drive to Pokhara by tourist bus. It takes around 7 hours from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Sane day drive to Birethanti on private van. Birethanti is the commence point of your trek.
Day 04: Trek to Ulleri (1960m)
Wake up around 6 am in the morning. After breakfast prepare your baggage and ready to move. It takes around 5 hours to reach Ulleri.Lunch will arrange on the way
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2860m)
Wake up around 7 am in the morning. Have your breakfast and ready to move towards Ghorepani. It takes around 4 hours to reach Ulleri. Lunch will arrange on the way. After dinner our guide will give you the wake up time for next morning
Day 06: Early in the morning Hike to Poonhill (33210m) and trek to Tadapani (2630m)
Wake up early in the morning and ready to move Poonhill. It takes around 1 hour to reach the top of the Poonhill, which offers the breathtaking view of Mt. Dahulagiri (8167m) Mt. Annapurna (8091m) Mt. Manaslu (8156m) and many more snow covered mountains. It is also the best place for sunrise view, which changes the shining silver mountains into golden. After spending around 1 hour in Poonhill descent down to Ghorepani. Have your breakfast and start to trek towards Tadapani
Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong (2170 m)
As usual wake up early in the morning, have breakfast. The trail descent down to the small stream. After 1 Â½ hour climb down cross the stream
Day 08: Trek to Dovan (2520 m)
From Chhomrong trail descends down around 150m, cross the suspension bridge over Chhomrong stream. Continue walk through the forest of bamboo and rhododendron. Slightly ascent rocky trail. Within 2 hours you will be in Sinwa. Trail goes slightly up inside the rhododendron forest and descent down the stone paved trails, which leads to the Bamboo. Around 5 hours walking from Chhomrong you will be in Dovan. Lunch will arrange on the way.
Day 09: Trek to Deurali (3200 m)
Deurali is close from Dovan. It take around 3 Â½ hours to reach Deurali . Rocky trail goes slightly up up to Himalaya and climb around 1 hour on a rocky trail to reach up to Deurali. The more you walk, the more you gain the elevation, so drink enough water and walk slowly.
Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base camp (4130 m)
After breakfast start to move towards Annapurna base Camp. It takes around 4 hours to reach Annapurna Base Camp. Enjoy the heavenly view, high and snow covered mountains around the base camp.
Day 11: Trek back to Bamboo (2310 m)
Wake up early in the morning before sunrise, take your camera and snap the golden mountains during sunshine. Have your breakfast and ready to move down towards Bamboo.
Day 12: Trek to Chhomrong (2170 m)
Continue walking to Chhomrong
Day 13: Trek to Ghandruk (1940m)
Around 4-5 hours walking to reach Ghandruk. First trails go straight, slowly climb down to small stream cross the bridge and climb up to Ghandruk Village. Ghandruk is the typical Gurung village with thatched roof made of up rock. It is the village of Great Gorkha soldiers. It takes around 3 hours to reach Ghandruk. Ghandruk offers the nice view Mt. Fishtail (6993m)
Day 14: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara
Today is the last day of the trek. After Breakfast descent down to Saulibazar and continue walks towards Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara. Enjoy your free time in Lakeside Pokhara in the evening.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Day 15: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 16: Departure
ABC Trek Cost
Service Tax Extra
- Cost Includes:
- Airport Arrival & Departure
- 3 nightsâ€™ accommodation in Kathmandu in normal nice hotel in twin share basis in BB plan
- 1 night accommodation in Pokhara in normal nice hotel in twin share basis in BB plan
- Kathmandu -Pokhara â€“ Kathmandu tourist bus fare for clients, guide and porters
- Pokhara- Nayapul â€“ Pokhara private van
- Food and accommodation during the trekking period (also include water and tea)
- TIMS permit for Trekking
- Acap permit
- Trekking guide salary
- Porter salary during the trekking period
- Fare well Dinner
- Insurance for Nepali Staff
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Personal expenses
- Other program beyond itinerary
- Tips for staffs
- Beverages and alcoholic drinks
- Emergency Medical evacuation
50% advance while booking & 50% before 30 Days of travel
- All bookings will carry
- 25% cancellation charges from day 1
- 50% cancellation charges if cancelled before 30 days
- 75% cancellation charges if cancelled before 15 days
- No refund if cancelled less than15 days
DisclaimerÂ â€“ Nature offers its own challenges from time to time. As Ladhak is an extremely challenging terrain it is possible to have minor/major changes to the designed plan. It is also possible that traveller will have to incur additional costs owing to the challenges arising out of the ground level challenges.
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This is a difficult trek. This trek involves extensive incline walks with high altitude conditions. Speak to your trek leaders or read our blog onÂ how to approach high altitude treks
- 1 hour a day of Jogging in running tracks
- Pranayama â€“ 15 min a day
- Stretching – 20 minutes a day
MUSCLESÂ â€“ A well stretched & healthy muscles make the trek that much more easier. Focus on Legs, Back, Neck & Shoulder. 20min of focused stretching activities for 45 days will help.Â Â It determines the amount of movement your bones can make in any direction around joints such as shoulders, elbows, hips and knees.Â Â Stretching improves your posture and helps to prevent low back pain.
- Suryanamaskara â€“ 10 to 15 Sets a day
- Neck & Shoulder exercise
- Lower back stretches
- Hamstring & Quadriceps
Things to Carry
BackpackÂ (55 â€“ 65 L) with sturdy straps and supporting frame.Â Quechua Forclaz 60Â is a good choice.
Trekking shoesÂ â€“ Ensure the shoes are well broken in before the trek.Â Â Since thisÂ Â trek includes walking on snow it is recommended to wear water proof shoes wiith thick woolen / military socks. Forclaz 600Â and WoodlandÂ are good choices.Â More expensive shoes are not really the answer to cold. Wearing 2 layers of woollen socks is the trick.
Sun glassesÂ â€“ Sunglasses are mandatory for this trek, Curved ones will cover your eyes well. No blue coloured sunglass â€” they donâ€™t block UV. Blacks, greens, browns are fine. Avoid multi tone sunglasses. Sunglasses prevent snow blindness.Â . People who wear spectacles, choose one of these:
- If above is not possible, wear your spectacles and carry a big sunglass that can be worn over your spectacles.
Must Have â€“ Trek Accessories
- Trekking pole is mandatory
- Spoon, glass &Â Tiffin Box
- Thermos water bottle – optional
- Headlamp with extra batteries
Must Have â€“ Clothing
- Thermals / Body Warmers â€“ 1 Noâ€™s
- Oversized Full TShirts with high neckÂ & Track Pants (light weight) Â â€“ 2 / 3 Noâ€™s
- Sweater / Fleece â€“ 1 Noâ€™s
- Windcheaters â€“ 1 Noâ€™s + Down Jacket â€“ 1 Noâ€™s
- Poncho + Rain Pant â€“ 1Noâ€™s
- Socks â€“ 8 to 10 Pairs
- Head Cap + Balaclave â€“ 1 Noâ€™s each
- Hand Gloves Inner 1noâ€™s + Outer (waterproof) â€“ 1 Noâ€™s
Must Have â€“ Other accessories
- Light towel (should be thin, quick drying kind)
- A Sanitary Paper
- Woolen head-scarf or muffler
- Cold cream andÂ sun screen lotionÂ (SPF 40+)
Must Have – Medical Kit
- Crocin â€“ 6 tablets
- Avomine â€“ 4 tablets
- Avil 25mg â€“ 4 tablets
- Combiflam â€“ 4 tablets
- Disprin â€“ 6 tablets
- Norflox â€“ 6 tablets
- Crepe bandage â€“ 3 to 5 meters
- Band aid â€“ 10 strips
- Digene â€“ 6 tablets
- Gauze cloth â€“ 1 small role
- Leukoplast â€“ 1 small roll
- Cotton â€“ 1 small roll
- ORS / Electoral â€“Â 10 packets
- Betadine or any antiseptic cream
- Moov spray
- Nebasulf/ Soframycine powder
Other Mandatory Instruction
- Medical Certificate â€“ format will be provided post enrolment
- Declaration & Disclaimer Form â€“ will be provided post enrolment
- Plastic Bottles are STRICTLY prohibited
- Recommended bag weight is 7 to 8 Kgs
- 1 Govt ID Card is mandatory
- Burn Boundaries follows STRICT No Smoking / Alcohol policy
Burn boundaries will make you fall in love for the true/hidden beauty of the place instead of what is shown on media (horrible touristy places).Â TheyÂ can be trusted to deliver whatever they have contacted for (in fact much more) at the apt price. USP of burn boundaries is the personal touch that they provide by doing excellent ground work and of course, attention to details. I donâ€™t know how Leh Ladakh could have been better. Burn boundaries planned the most awesome offbeat route, best hotels, guide, super fast driver along with surprise of camping. I would recommend burn boundaries for the combination of interesting itineraries and high rating on customer satisfaction. I can’t wait to go with the burn Boundaries team next time and explore the unexplored India.
-- Tithi Patel, Traveller, Delhi
-- Srikanth, Sarpass Trek, Himachal
-- Sirishkar, Traveller from Hyderabad
-- Manoj Chaudhari Traveller from Nasik
-- Lakshmi Traveller from Bangalore
Burn Boundaries helped me have an experience in Ladakh which will forever be etched in memory and translate into hundreds of stories in the years to come. We were there at a time when BB Team and his men were under immense pressure due to the closing of the Chadar trek suddenly. However, his team changed plans and overnight made alternate arrangements for us to have a frozen river trek at wanla.
-- Anubhav Sinha, Trekker from Kolkatta
The organisers were an absolute gem, going out of their way to accommodate my needs. The support team, were fabulous, and made the journey so much more enjoyable. The guides were knowledgable and provided great insight to the area. All in all, i’d highly recommend taking a trip with Burn Boundaries, you wont regret it, i definitely didnt.
-- Christine, Traveller+Trekker from Australia
Chadar Trek â€“ January 2015
It was a pleasure travelling with Burn Boundaries. Food and Sleeping bags were good. Guides were outstanding. The entire staff was always pleasant, willing to help with a smile on their face. The pickup and drop vehicles were well driven. Thank you for truly wonderful and safe trip.
-- Nimisha Shah, Trekker from Mumbai
Travelling to ladakh with an agenda in hand was very helpful withÂ BurnÂ Boundaries. The way BB team had organised the whole trip is worth appreciating. Every individual was personally attended to with a complete brief of the itinerary, weather conditions, time of travel, distance to destination, terrain conditions(road travel) ahead of the journey. This pre planning allowed me to concentrate on enjoying my trip rather than focusing on where to stay and how to get there. There were no problems even after a lot of people fell ill. Everything was organized as expected. Efforts were taken by the organizers to make sure everyone were comfortable during the journey !
BB Teams passion is travelling to unexplored locations and that made our trip extremely worthwhile !
-- Vandana & Sulil, Travellers from Chennai
Walk the talk is what clearly got into my senses with burn boundaries. The recent trek of Lamayuru was so well organised in the tough conditions and with each crew member full of compassion made this trek engraved in my and my daughter’s memory forever. I will do injustice if Â I do not mention the care and empathy shown by Burn Boundaries, before , during and after the trek.
-- Trekker - Alok Malaviya with daughter Radhika, Bhopal
As a foreigner, I found myself quite comfortable with Burn Boundaries leading. They are flexible, friendly and professional so that I rather think I was with a trustable friend rather than a trekking firm.
I would definitely recommend my friends and whoever from Thailand consider Burn Boundaries as one of their choices.
-- Songphon K, Trekker, Thailand
Interesting part of riding with Burn Boundaries is the research, planning & execution. There is always a plan B. I felt at home from the day 1 & the team was like a family.
-- Amol Raina, Rider from Mumbai
I enjoy traveling with Burn Boundaries mainly because of the organizers, The team members who make it more and more interesting for every trip, be it a small trek or Himalayas! I love the flexibility we get during the trips to stop and enjoy the nature.
-- Manjula BK, Traveller, Bangalore