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Activities
  • 12 day trek
Accommodation
  • 3 nights Radisson Hotel
  • 2 nights exclusive eco-comfort camp
  • 10 nights wilderness camping
Meals
  • 12 Dinners
  • 12 Lunches
  • 15 Breakfasts

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Annapurna Sanctuary & Base Camp Trip highlights


  • Revel in breathtaking vistas trekking amongst the Annapurna Range
  • Immerse yourself in Nepali life as you trek through Gurung Villages
  • Journey into the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary for sublime panoramic views
  • Experience two spectacular Himalayan mountain flights between Kathmandu and Pokhara

Why Book With Us

  • Stay energised on trek with three hearty meals freshly prepared by our team of dedicated cooks. All drinking water on trek included.
  • Fully supported camping based trek and free use of trek pack including quality sleeping bag and down jacket
  • Led by wilderness first aid trained guides equipped with group medical kit
  • Relax pre and post trek at the 4 star Radisson Hotel in Kathmandu

Annapurna is the 10th highest peak in the world. It was the first 8000 metre peak ever summitted, in June 1950 by a French expedition led by Maurice Herzog. The tale of this epic climb is told in one of the most fascinating narrations of mountaineering adventure in the book 'Annapurna' also written by Maurice Herzog. Our trek to Annapurna Base Camp is by comparison a far more tame proposition, however the big mountain views are still the same as we ascend through villages and terraced farmland to the alpine environments found at the higher elevations around base camp. This is a stunning trek in the heart of the Annapurna range.

Meals included
in the price
Valued at USD$600

You will be met by a representative of World Expeditions and transferred to the Radisson hotel. Remainder of the afternoon at leisure. A pre-trek briefing will be given around 4.30-5pm where arrangements will be made for the distribution of your kit bag, sleeping bag and down/fibrefill jacket. This evening we will head out for dinner, this is a great opportunity to get acquainted with your fellow group members. Overnight: Radisson Hotel

Meals:  Nil

Today you have a full day to explore Kathmandu’s bustling streets and significant landmarks. You may wish to start by exploring the city’s two most important World Heritage Listed spiritual sites: Pashupatinath, Nepal’s most sacred Hindu temple and an important cremation site; and Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal and the most sacred Tibetan Buddhist shrine outside of Tibet. Alternatively you could wander through the markets and shops of the busy Thamel precinct or explore some more of the city’s significant sites such as Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) or the World Heritage Listed plazas of Patan, Bhaktapur or Durbar Square. Overnight: Radisson Hotel

Meals:  B

This morning we take a flight west to Pokhara, Nepal's second largest town (820 m). On arrival you are greeted with sights of the entire Annapurna Range. The drive to the roadhead at Khande takes around 1.5 - 2 hours. Our trail then winds uphill through terraced fields and mixed oak and rhododendron forest. There is no need to rush. This is a short day with plenty of time to reach camp. Australia Camp is located on a grassy ridge that affords inspiring views of the huge snowy face of Annapurna South and the sacred peak of Machapuchare. At dusk we can appreciate the lights of Pokhara over a thousand metres below our camp. Overnight: Wilderness camp

Meals:  B,L,D

After a glorious mountain sunrise we follow the trail through rhododendron forest before continuing through a series of Gurung villages where lifestyles have not changed substantially over the centuries. After lunch we follow a well-marked trail to the prosperous village of Landruk where we camp overnight. Overnight: Wilderness camp

Meals:  B,L,D

High on the opposite side of the river, you can explore the village of Ghandruk. From this point, the trial descends along terraced slopes & forest down to the river. After crossing the river at New Bridge, the trail ascends steeply 500m to join with the trail from Ghandruk. From here it is a short walk via a stone staircase to Chhomrong (2170m).Chhomrong is a village which offers spectacular views of Annapurna South & Machapuchare. Overnight: Wilderness camp

Meals:  B,L,D

Here, the trail descends via a stone staircase, eventually crossing the Chhomrong Khola. We climb high above the Modi Khola, traveling its west bank, and pass through forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. This portion of the day’s trek is followed by yet another ascent to Kuldighar before finally descending a long, steep, stone staircase to the village of Bamboo. Overnight: Wilderness camp

Meals:  B,L,D

Today's destination is Deurali via the impressive limestone Hinku Caves. The path is undulating with well defined paths, including a significant amount of stone steps. We climb steeply on zig- zagging stone paths to eventually reach Deurali and our camp for the night. Overnight: Wilderness camp

Meals:  B,L,D

After walking for 2 to 3 hours, we enter the Annapurna Sanctuary. Finally, we reach Machapuchare Base Camp, a grassy moraine platform within a huge amphitheater enclosed by a solid wall of snow-capped peaks which include Annapurna I, Annapurna III and the impressive fish tail spire of Machapuchare. Overnight: Wilderness camp

Meals:  B,L,D

As you reach Annapurna South Base Camp, witness awesome picturesque landscapes, majestic panoramic view of snow-capped mountainous peaks and varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna South. Overnight: Wilderness camp

Meals:  B,L,D

Today is set aside to relax and enjoy the surrounds. If you are feeling fit and acclimatised, you may wish to enjoy some sidewalks around the base camp. Overnight: Wilderness camp

Meals:  B,L,D

The return journey is no less spectacular and generally a bit more downhill! The descent offers a different perspective of the mountain scenery we enjoyed on the ascent. Overnight: Wilderness camp

Meals:  B,L,D

We descend a long, stone staircase through bamboo and rhododendrons forests through Kuldighar continuing through beautiful rhododendron forests and down to Sinuwa. From Sinuwa, the trail leads downhill to the Modi Khola, closing the day with a steep climb to Chhomrung. Overnight: Wilderness camp

Meals:  B,L,D

From Chhomrong, the trek heads back to Ghandruk – descending gently through forests to Kummu. We camp overnight with views offering, yet another, picturesque, panoramic view of Annapurna South. Overnight: Exclusive eco-comfort camp

Meals:  B,L,D

Trek downhill through villages and terraced fields to Syauli Bazaar, then onto Nayapul before being transported back to Pokhara for an overnight stay at our private eco-campsite. *It is important to us that this trek follows few of the commercial tea-house trails. Accordingly the route and campsites may be varied at the discretion of the group leader. Note that the approximate walking hours include rest stops and can vary due to trail or weather conditions.

Meals:  B,L,D

After breakfast we transfer to the airport for our fight to Kathmandu, a spectacular mountain flight along the face of the Himalaya. On arrival we transfer to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight: Radisson Hotel

Meals:  B

After breakfast arrangements cease unless further arrangements have been made. Those people travelling by aircraft to further destinations will be transferred to the airport.

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • 15 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 12 dinners, including all meals on trek valued at US$600
  • Flight Kathmandu/Pokhara return valued at US$266
  • Airport transfers if arriving on day 1 and 16 or if you booked pre/post tour accommodation at the Radisson through World Expeditions
  • Expert bilingual guide
  • Group medical kit
  • Good quality accommodation in Kathmandu on a twinshare basis
  • Accommodation in our fully serviced wilderness campsites or exclusive eco-comfort camps
  • The use of a World Expeditions trek pack including sleeping bag, down or fibre filled jacket and insulated mat valued at $500
  • Souvenir World Expeditions kit bag
  • Private vehicle transportation
  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Porters to carry all personal and group equipment and porter's insurance

  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc
  • Tips
  • International flights
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance

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Your trip price includes:

  • Meals valued at USD$600
  • Internal flight valued at USD$266
Options & Supplements*
  • Hotel Only Single SupplementUSD$130
  • Tent Only Single SupplementUSD$210
  • Single SupplementUSD$340
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Comfort trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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