• Annapurna Base camp Trek

    Annapurna Base camp Trek

    Duration: 7-14 Days

    Annapurna Base camp Trek

Overview

Annapurna, the forgotten giant of Nepal doesn’t receive the hype or coverage of its neighbor Mount Everest but is every bit as intimidating and more picturesque than its rival. Standing at 8091 meters, Annapurna is the 10th tallest mountain in the world and is the gem of the Annapurna range. The trek to base camp features crystal clear natural waterfalls, terraced mountainside farms, intimidating forests of local trees and rhododendron with plenty of mountain scenery along the way.

The journey beings in Kathmandu, the heart of Nepalese culture and the countries’ largest and most interesting city. Here you will spend a day absorbing the bustling city streets taking in the environment where you pass by timeless shrines on one side of the road while a local peddles authentic handicrafts nearby. With a certain mystique, Kathmandu is a wonderful blend of Buddhist roots coupled with a strong Hindu influence that needs to be experienced to appreciate. You will see everything from the bustling backpacker hub of Thamel to the worlds ‘largest stupa to Hindu cremation sites and maybe spot a living Hindu Goddess in between. After a day exploring Kathmandu you travel to the peaceful lakeside city of Pokhora to prepare for the trek.

Starting the trek at the relatively low altitude of 800 meters the climate acclimation will be gradual as your work up the scenic pass. A highlight of this low altitude is the chance to see the regional transformations that take place at different altitudes witnessing how elevation can change the landscape from a dry balmy farm to a frozen tundra in a matter of days.
The trek begins in the town of Nayapool which is a short drive from the peaceful lake town of Pokhara. From here you will work your way to an elevation of 4210 meters spending your daysyour days hiking and getting accustomed to the hospitality and warmth offered by the indigenous people inhabiting the small mountain towns. Each stop has its own charms ranging from the bustling markets to the quiet tranquil villages where you feel like living in a tiny bubble surrounded by the tranquility of the Annapurna range. Here you will have a chance to speak with shirpas whose families have guided the trails for generations and experience first hand their wisdom about one of the worlds most popular trekking destinations. Couple this with home cooked meals of Daal Bhat and other authentic Nepali cuisines to truly give you a taste of Nepal

As you work your way to the basecamp, highlights will include a trip to poon hill to watch a dramatic sunrise over a panorama of peaks that make up the Annapurna range. Waking up early and hiking under the moonlight and starts along a remote path to the hill offers a truly unforgettable experience. Upon arrival at poon hill you can watch the sunrise over some of the worlds highest mountain as it reflects its beauty and slowly illuminates one of the most picturesque views in the world. As you work your way back to Ghorepani you will continue your persuit to Annapurna passing through Chhomrong, Dovan and Deurali.

Upon Arrival at the Base camp, you will be privy to spectacular views of the region before continuing onto your descent. The beauty of the descent allows you to take a trip through different towns and trails rather than returning to villages you have always visited allowing the descent to be just as interesting on the way down as the climb up as it offers new views and landscapes where you can appreciate the local flora and fauna of the region as you return to Nayapool. The Annapurna truly offers a unique combination of views and villages that will relax the mind, strengthen the body and allow you to connect yourself to the simple outdoor pleasures and lifestyle offered by the region

Trip Facts

  • Destnation: Nepal
  • Activities: Trekking
  • Duration: 14 - 21 Days
  • Region: Annapurna
  • Max. Altitude: 4130m
  • Best Season: Spring / Summer / Autumn
  • Group Size: 01+ Pax

Itinerary

Option 1 Annapurna Base Camp in 7 Nights

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 fly to Pokhara and Drive to Siwai Via Nayapul(2½ hrs drive) and trek to Chhomrong village 2,170 m- 07 hrs .
Day 03: Trek to Himalaya 2,840 m via Sinuwa 2330 m, Bamboo 2,310 m and Dovan 2,6oo m- 08 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m via Deurali 3,230 m and MBC 3,700 m- o8 hrs .
Day 05: Trek back to Sinuwa 2,330 m- 09 hrs .
Day 06: Trek to Siwai 1,350 m- 6½ hrs and 2½ hrs drive to Pokhara.
Day 7 Afternoon flight to Kathmandu and city tour of kathmandu valley
Day 8 flight back home

Option 2 Annapurna Base camp in 10 Nights

Day 01 Arival in Kathmandu
Day 02 Kathmandu city Tour and overnight in Kathmandu
Day 03: fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive pokhara to Nayapul (1050m/ 1 & ½ hr) & Trek to Ghandruk(1940m/5 hrs ).
Day 04: walk from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/ 5 hrs ).
Day 05: Continue walk form Chhomrong -Himalayan Hotel (2920m / 7hrs)
Day 06: Walk from Himalaya–Machhapuchere Base camp (3720m / 4hrs)
Day 07: MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (4,230m/3 hrs) & back to Sinuwa (2340m /4 hrs)
Day 08: trek from Sinuwa to Ghandrung (1940m/5 hrs)
Day 09: Trek down from Ghandruk to Nayapul (1050m/4hrs) and Drive back to Pokhara
Day 10 fly or drive back to kathmandu from Pokhara

Option 3 Annapurna Base camp & Punhill 13 Nights

Day 01 Arival in Kathmandu
Day 02 Kathmandu city Tour and overnight in Kathmandu
Day 3 Kathmandu to Pokhara flight and drive Kade and trek to Pothana (1900m, 9.4km).
The first day of the hike is 90% walking up stairs. The only flat section on this day is when you walk through the Town “Dhampus.
Day 4: Pothana – Jinhu (1710m, 25km).
Trek for 5/6 hours covers 25km walk past through jungle, village, waterfall and river.
Day 5: Jinhu – Bamboo (2335m, 12km).
Trek for 6/7 hours, it covers 12km. The trek is almost uphill trek except last downhill part of trek to Bamboo.
Day 6: Bamboo – Deurali (2920 m, 9 km).
A short day but steep uphill trek to Deurali.
Day 7 Deurali – MBC – ABC (Annapurna Base camp) (4130m, 8km)
Day 9: Annapurna Base camp – Bamboo (2335m, 17 km).
A full and easy day downhill as you get more oxygen the more you descend, left ABC around 8.30 AM and reached Bamboo around 3 pm. Could easily have walked for another hour or two to reach Shine, but decided to stop at Bamboo to take advantage of the hot shower there.
Day 10: Bamboo – Jhinu (1710m, 12km).
Another easy day, with a big climb back up to Chomrong, here you can decide if you want to walk towards Ghandruk (5 hours walk) from where you can get transportation back to Pokhara or continue your trek to Poon Hill. We decided to head back to Jinhu to enjoy the hot springs and rest.
Day 11: Jhinu – Ghandruk (1990m, 9 km).
An easy 4-hour hike to Sinuwa (the locals will tell you it’s 2 hours) where you can either take a jeep or bus back to Pokhara.
Day 12: Ghandruk to Pokhara
Day 13 fly or drive back to kathmandu from Pokhara

Option 4 Annapurna Base camp via Punhill 12 Nights

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 Kathmandu city Tour and overnight in Kathmandu
Day 03: flight Kathmandu – Pokhara & drive- Ulleri (1,950m/6,395ft): 25 min flight 1½ hrs drive, 5-6 hrs trek, 10 km
Day 04: Ulleri - Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft): 5-6 hrs, 11km
Day 05: Walk up Poon hill (3,210m/10,528ft). Ghorepani – Tadapani (2,520m/8268ft): 7-8hrs, ~12km
Day 06: Tadapani - Chhomrong (2,110m/7,249 ft): 5-6 hrs, ~12km
Day 07: Chhomrong – Himalaya Hotel (2,920m/9,578ft): 6-7 hrs, ~12km
Day 08: Himalaya Hotel – Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,546ft): 6-7 hrs, ~10km
Day 09: Annapurna Base Camp – Sinuwa (2 360m/7 740 ft): 6-7 hrs.
Day 10: Sinuwa – Shewmi (1 720m/5 643ft) – Nayapul – Pokhara (910m/2 986ft): 6-7 hrs trek, 2½ hrs drive.
Day 11: Pokhara-free day
Day 12 fly or drive back to kathmandu from Pokhara

Price

Includes

  • Airport pick up & Transfer to hotel
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis (Tourist Standard Hotel to Five Star deluxe Hotel in Kathmandu as you prefer )
  • Government license holder Trekking Guide.
  • Trekking porter /Sherpa who will carry your bag pack during the trekking.
  • Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Trekker’s Information Management system (TIMS)
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee
  • Overland Transportations Bus ,car, & flights as you prefer
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Good Karma Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)&( optionally if you have your own bags, down jackets and wants to use your own you are free to bring them)
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour with private vehicle as mentioned in itinerary
  • Trekking guide and porters accommodation, fare, meal, equipments and salary & Insurance
  • All program as mentioned in itinerary.
  • Government Tax and office service charge.
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Airport drop

Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, Soft drinks such as cola, , shower & any Purely personal nature expenses etc)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
  • City Tour entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara while entering Temple and Monastery

Trip Note

Travellers Reviews

Richard Corbett
3 weeks ago -

From the moment we stepped outside Kathmandu airport we knew we were in good hands. Raj and his professional team had taken care of everything. Our trek to Everest Base Camp is one we will remember for a long time. From accomodation, to meals, guide and porters. Everything went smoothly. Even the tricky weather in Lukla didn't hold us up too much. The tour of Kathmandu was great and we especially enjoyed the opening dinner that Raj planned for us.

I highly recommend Good Karma Trekking.

We are planing to return to Nepal and trek the Annapurna Circuit. We will definitely book with Raj and Good Karma Trekking again.

Agata Wilk
3 weeks ago -

Best travel agency, very helpful and friendly staff. They offer great possibilities for trekking, excursions, help take care of all permits. Great company, wonderful trip, friendship for life. I would recommend!

Grant Jasiunas
2 years ago -

Booked my first trip to Nepal with Good Karma after some recommendations on Tripadvisor. From my first email I was impressed with the level of attention I received and how flexible they were (something I couldn't get with several other other companies I and contacted). Had a great trip including sightseeing in Kathmandu and trekking to Everest base camp, and everything went extremely smoothly (except for the weather). Just returned from my second trip there and already planning my third. Its an amazing country, and Raj and the Good Karma team made it a great experience. Happy to answer any questions people have.

Jim Duff
2 years ago -

Kind, attentive, honest, dedicated attention is awaiting on your travels with Good Karma. I went to the Everest Base Camp(14 days), Bhutan (4 days) and the Chitwan game preserve (3 days) with them and was very well treated at a great price.

I recommend them for travel in Nepal under reliable conditions.

I will be glad to answer any inquiries on their subject.

Laxmi Prasad Kandel
a year ago -

A perfect travel partner on the foothills of Hiamalayas. I can proudly recommend my near and dear to Good Karma. Thanks a lot Good karma for excellent services on our trek.

Hexe Ella
2 years ago -

I have traveled in many countries, but my experience in Nepal was special, thanks to Raj and his team who organized the exceptional way to all desired goals in this expedition which I had in Nepal and Tibet this autumn. I hope with all my heart to revisit again because I really miss Nepal. I started learning Hindi language since a few days.

So, Raj, Biji, I feel like I will visit you again! There are a lot of places that I have not seen yet! GOOD KARMA TREKKING is the best Agency for me!

Lauren Hsu
2 years ago -

Raj was knowledgeable and more than accommodating during our travels. We used Good Karma Trekking to book a trek to Annapurna, do white water rafting, and visit the elephants. It was one of the best trips I've had in my life and I've been to over 50 countries now. I would strongly recommend them to anyone who is traveling to Nepal and seeking a professional and friendly travel agency

Samuel Quiroga
2 years ago -

BOOKING WITH KARMA: I booked a one-person tour to the Annapurna Circuit during the off season in August. During my inquiries with various trekking companies, Raj from Good Karma replied promptly and was always making sure that my needs were met before, during and after the trek. He was very flexible with whatever mode of transportation I desired to use even if it was just a couple of days in advance (including a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu with two days notice) . THE TOUR: The tour itself was amazing. True, the Annapurna Circuit can be done with no guide. But Raj provide me with none other than a Sherpa guide would allowed for easy communication with locals and got the best rooms and meals in all the lodges. He also knew where the shortcuts are and made sure my safety was a priority (specially with altitude sickness). TRANSPORTATION : Always keep in mind that Nepal is not the most developed nation in terms of infrastructure and road systems. I highly recommend getting a private vehicle. The drivers that Raj provides are some of the best I've seen even though they drive like maniacs. I felt relatively safe compared to a tourist bus/local bus. These are worse and the safety standards are very low OVERALL: I highly recommend this tour company. Make sure you communicate with Raj constantly so he knows what your needs are.

Paul Greco
2 years ago -

Had an unforgettable experience trekking the Annapurna Circuit with Good Karma in 2012. Nabraj and his team are knowledgable, passionate and great hosts, and are genuine in providing the best experience possible. They went above and beyond to cater to our interests and provided outstanding hospitality. Nabraj has become a good friend since, we are regularly in touch and I look forward to joining Good Karma on a trek again soon!

Razvan Marc
2 years ago -

I worked with Good Karma Trekking a few years ago when they organized a trip through Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan for me and a group of almost 30 people. They were the best choice for our trip. The hotels they booked, the accommodation, the vehicles used for our transportation were all top class. Raj and his team really know their country (and the neighboring countries) and are able to custom made programs that suit each and every individual on a group, no matter the size. We particularly enjoyed the trips around Kathmandu valley, up to Nagarkot, down in the jungle in Chitwan and resting at the foot of Anapurna in Pokhara. Raj even organized some trips that were not in the initial schedule and which were greatly appreciated - for instance the visit to Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu.

I was also on the group that took a tour of Tibet with Good Karma Trekking. Everything went smooth, from crossing the border into China to altering the program so we could stay at a lower altitude when some of our colleagues felt sick.

For all of us on that trip Raj also became a good friend and we kept in touch ever since.

Whenever I hear someone thinking of visiting Nepal I always recommend Good Karma Trekking. I am also sure that next time myself and any other member of the group would want to go to the Himalayan region Good Karma Trekking would be our first choice.

Good job, Good Karma Trekking!

Dj Hewey
2 years ago -

I went on a one month trip to Nepal with Good Karma Trekking, and I must say it was really amazing! Well worth the time and the cost of traveling there! Part of what made my experience so wonderful was the guide that I had. His name is Raj Ghimire, and he is the sole proprietor of GOOD KARMA TREKKING LTD. He is a truly honest guy, with a very kind heart, and I believe that he would give you the BEST Nepal experience, no matter where in the country you want to travel. When my friends and I were over there, he treated us like family (no, I'm not exaggerating), and I still stay in touch with him. His rates are GREAT too! And if you need porters, tea house reservations, or a personal driver to show you Kathmandu or Chitwan Park, he did ALL of these arrangements for us.

Go with Raj, he will take care of you!

Marina Vasile
2 years ago -

This was literally the best experience I've had with a travel company anywhere in the world. They are efficient, culturally smart and very friendly. They even went out of their way to help with issues that were not necessarily part of our contract. I will definitely trust them to organize any trip for me in the future.

mike francey
3 years ago -

Good Karma organized everything for my trip including city tours, travel, hotels and trekking. They were very professional and helpful creating a trip that included what i wanted to see and not just the standard itinerary. The owner Raj even helped bargain for lower prices on souvenirs and trekking equipment while i was in Kathmandu. He also showed me some of his favorite restaurants and some of the local specialties and offered me some wild honey from his home town. The trek went great and the guide was very knowledgeable about the trails and flora and fauna of the himalayas. I have done a trip with abovethehimalays before and the service and price of Good Karma was much better. I would suggest this company to anyone looking for an authentic experience.

Szilágyi Palkó Pál
2 years ago -

We had a great experience with Good Karma Trekking in Kathmandu, Nepal. Raj, the owner of the company, was very helpful. He has an excellent knowledge about the Kathmandu area, and generally about Nepal. He is more than a usual travel agency, passionate about his work, and about promoting the Nepal sights. I am sure that we will use his services again when we return to Nepal, hopefully soon.

Bijaya Ghimire
2 years ago -
Your Good Karma always brings you upto Good Karma trekking. Leave everything on their hand and simply discover your Good Karma. They are perfect to plan your Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan program.
Michel Wasylyszyn
2 years ago -

I met Raj in Kathmandu through a mutual friend and I've been amazed by his hospitality and generosity. They gave me all the informations I needed about the transportation, treks and more! Thank you for your kindness and your support and I really hope to meet you again! Cheers

Melissa John
2 years ago -

Fantastic experience with Good Karma Trekking. Always keen to help and to make sure you are well taken care of in Nepal. Would not hesitate to recommend them to friends and family!

czabaka
2 years ago -

I was In Nepal last year and I really enjoyed the time. I must say that the service offered by Good Karma Trekking is excellent. I would recommend it to all, if you went to Nepal.

Alvin Obed
2 years ago -

I used Good Karma Trekking for a first trip to Nepal in Nov 2011 and from the moment of contact the trip went very smoothly. I would highly recommend this company and would be happy to be contacted independently to provide a review.

Oleg D
2 years ago -

A good company, thoroughly recommended. Their 16 day tour is ideal for first time visitors. Reasonably priced tours.

Naoise Hart
5 years ago -

Went to the Everest Base Campo with them its was fantastic

Daniel San Martín
2 years ago -

En 2012 tuve el agrado de conocer a Nabraj Ghimire en Katmandú. Su ayuda en una país desconocido me sirvió de mucho. Es una persona honesta y desinteresada que realiza su trabajo con vocación.

Yongin Kwon
2 years ago -

믿을만한 친구가하는 일입니다. 네팔에서 가격차이 그리 심하지 않습니다. 가장 싼 곳을 찾기보다, 안전함과 신뢰도, 그리고 만족도를 높이세요. :) It's great to do the trekking nad!!! :)

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2 years ago -
Raj Ghimire
a week ago -

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