- Mt. Annapurna (8091m), the 10th highest mountain in the world.
- Home of several 7000m plus peaks.
- Traditional villages with warm smiling locals
- 12 days of moderate adventure with a full support crew
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek combining the best of Nepal from high mountains to low lands. Physically placed in central Nepal and is the proud home of several 7000m plus peaks. This region is in a league of its own & possesses its own unique form of nature that’s exceptional. The Annapurna Base Camp was first explored by the British explorer Col. James O.M. ‘Jimmy’ Roberts in the year 1956 and was shown to the world as the ‘Sanctuary of Gods’. And so the Sanctuary was christened as “Annapurna Sanctuary” since then.
The postcard landscapes and welcoming local folk have fascinated trekkers to the region for many years, and hiking its well-cut lush green trails is a truly Himalayan characteristic of epic proportions, the venture can be done camping or tea-house style, and both have their merits. The trail is not difficult in a way that would tire your limbs. You’d enjoy the trip because you will be trampling through numerous pretty villages along the way.
We start our journey from Pokhara and the first section goes through verdant green hill country typical of the heartlands of mountain rural Nepal. Petite thatched roofed villages, set among well cut out terraced fields, create quaint portraits in the lovely backdrop of the majestic snowy ranges of Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri including the most regal peak of all the Himalayan range, Machapuchare (Fish Tail), a venerated peak.
Based in teahouses for most of the trip, it’s also a wonderful experience to spend time in the many villages lived in by local folks from a vast array of Nepal’s different communities. After the Annapurna base camp trek, we retrace our footsteps down the trail to Himalaya hotel, Jhinu Dada and back to Kathmandu to conclude our journey in the comforts of our hotel.
Why trek with Highland Expeditions?
At, Highland Expeditions it is our aim to provide a wonderful holiday in our part of the world and ensure that our clients enjoy the holiday as much as possible with minimized risks and the worry-free trip should it be monetary, physical or emotional. All the logistical arrangements required for the trip will be done prior to your arrival providing you with a hassle-free journey and on the trek, you will be led by an experienced and medical trained guide/leader with a high staff ratio.
On the trek, all meals and accommodation are included too and we provide you with an option of OPEN/CHOICE menu meaning you can choose your meal straight from the menu. Our itineraries are also devised keeping every aspect in mind such as acclimatization, good campsites, real-life experiences etc. We also provide a sleeping bag, down jacket and waterproof duffel bag to each participant. Last but not least, Highland Expeditions has been awarded as a trekking company of the year 2018/19 in Nepal by Travel and Hospitality Awards, USA.
Is this trek for you?
|Total Duration||11N/12 Days|
|Trekking Duration||07N/08 Days|
|Maximum Elevation||4,130m/13,550ft at ABC|
Duration for treks of this grade stretches up to two (2) weeks. Trails generally go above 4000 meters and on a daily basis, you can expect to be walking for about 5 – 7 hours. The perfect setting of introduction to moderate & challenging trekking in Nepal. Activity level/physical rating is slightly harder than leisure and involves occasional difficult days. Expect ups and downs as well for there will be hills to climb as well and the well-known ‘Nepali flat’ – a little bit up and a little bit down.
Got extra 3 days? Why not combine Poonhill and ABC together in a single itinerary, view the trip detail here: Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with Highland Expeditions. Please take care to note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather or health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The trek leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Dates & Price
Our trips are available on both fixed departure and private group basis.
If you are looking for a group to join this trip please click the Fixed Departures tab for more information on departure dates, availability and price. All our fixed departures are guaranteed to run. Or, if you would like to do this trip alone, or with your friends, families & colleagues in a private group style, please fill out the contact form in Private Group tab and send us your message. We will organize a private trip for you at your preferred dates catering any request you may have.
- All meals (B,L,D) on OPEN/CHOICE Menu whilst on trek with tea & coffee.
- Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu guest house or similar category for 3 nights with breakfast
- Twin sharing accommodation at Hotel Dandelion or similar category for 2 nights
- Internal flight (KTM-PKR)
- All required permits for trek (ACAP & TIMS card)
- Experienced local trek leader with 1:4 assistant guide to client ratio
- Full support crew with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers
- Kathmandu airport transfers and escorts on private A/C vehicle
- All ground transportation as per mentioned in the itinerary on private A/C vehicle
- Comprehensive first aid kit.
- Duffel bag, Sleeping bag with liner and Down Jacket (Sleeping bag and down jacket must be returned after completion of trek)
- Staff equipment, insurance and allowances
- Trek completion certificate (Upon request)
- Group welcome dinner at Typical Nepalese Restaurant
- International airfare, Visa and travel insurance
- Meals at Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities for staff
Highland Expeditions went above and beyond to ensure my trip was enjoyable and memorable. On the trek, everything was taken care of for me. Can’t recommend them enough.
Went to the Annapurna Base Camp on the 20th till 30th Oct, 2018, 10 days trek with Highland Expeditions. Passang and his team of guides (Pemba, Shyam and cheerful porters) made it a truly wonderful and memorable trip. I already miss waterfalls, snow, rivers, bridges, mountains and the hospitable gurung people. Passang and his team made safety a priority while being cheerful company. Food was good and aahhh that ginger lemon honey drink throughout.
Highland Expeditions – Best Company Ever!!