At a glance
Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary
This is the perfect trip for the first-time Nepal trekker and it’s also a great option for those not wanting the challenge of trekking to higher altitudes. Your adventure begins with two nights in Kathmandu. The next morning you’ll fly to Pokhara then travel in a private vehicle to Ulleri. From Ulleri you’ll begin trekking and slowly ascend through lush rhododendron and oak forests to Ghorepani. Starting early the next morning, you’ll climb Poon Hill (3210m) for unsurpassed views of this mountain sanctuary.
Your journey continues through the many villages in this region and you will be warmly welcomed by the locals. Along the way you’ll spend nights at Tadapani, Chomrong and Dovan. Each day you’ll enjoy spectacular and uninterrupted views of the main Annapurna range.
Your adventure continues all the way to Machapuchare Base Camp (3700m) and then to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m). Take in spectacular sunset and sunrise views over the formidable Annapurna I, towering above at 8091m.
You’ll trek back down valley over the next two days then travel again by private vehicle returning to Pokhara. You’ll enjoy a night in beautiful Pokhara and then fly back to Kathmandu the following day.
The Annapurna Sanctuary with us
This is an ideal first-time trekking experience in Nepal and will especially suit people seeking a less strenuous adventure. But still packed with incredible views, excitement and all the Nepalese culture you can possibly handle.
Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport and be transferred by our staff to your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu. Afternoon at leisure. In the evening you’ll enjoy a welcome dinner and drinks hosted by your Sherpa leaders and guides. Overnight in Kathmandu (1340m).
Breakfast at your hotel is followed by a morning sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. Afternoon at leisure. Our staff will be available in the afternoon to assist any guests that may need to make last-minute purchases. Overnight in Kathmandu (1340m).
Today you’ll fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara. From Pokhara you’ll travel in a private vehicle to Ulleri and then begin your trek through lush rhododendron forests to Ghorepani (2855m). Overnight at Ghorepani.
Up early for the walk up Poon Hill (3210m). The most spectacular views of the trip as the sun rises above the majestic Annapurna range. Then you’ll trek to Tadapani (2650m). Along the way you’ll enjoy uninterrupted views of the entire Annapurna range from Deurali. Overnight at Tadapani.
Today is around a 4-hour walk and you trek from Tadapani to Chomrong. Overnight at Chomrong (1989m).
Trek from Chomrong to Dovan (2590m). Overnight at Dovan.
Trek from Dovan to Machapuchare Base Camp (3700m).
Trek from Machapuchare Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m). Enjoy spectacular sunset views over one of the world’s highest and most dangerous mountains – Annapurna I.
Today you’ll depart Annapurna Base Camp after taking in the beautiful sunrise over Annapurna I. Trek back to Dovan. Overnight at Dovan (2590m).
Trek from Dovan to Jhinnu Danda (2170m). Overnight Jhinnu Danda.
A short morning walk after breakfast and then travel by private vehicle to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara.
Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Trip concludes and departure from Kathmandu International Airport. All guests will be conveyed by Trek Climb Ski Nepal staff to Kathmandu International Airport to meet their respective international respective flights.
3 nights accommodation at The Radisson Hotel (or equivalent standard) in Kathmandu with breakfasts
1 night accommodation in a comfortable 3-star hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
Welcome dinner and drinks in Kathmandu
All ground transfers in Nepal
Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu (includes entry fees and guide)
Return flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara
National Park entrance fees and trekking permits
All meals while trekking
All lodge accommodation while trekking
Experienced leaders and guides
Porters to carry all personal and group equipment
Emergency medical kit
Down jacket and down sleeping bag
Complimentary Trek Climb Ski Nepal kit bag
All Nepalese tourist taxes and fees
Tips for porters and guides are NOT included
Accomm + meals
Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek includes 3 nights at The Radisson Hotel (or equivalent standard) with breakfasts included in Kathmandu. Trek Climb Ski Nepal also provide a complimentary welcome dinner with drinks in Kathmandu on the first evening of your trip. While trekking in the mountains, you will stay in lodges along the route.
This trip includes all meals while you are on trek in the mountains. Morning and afternoon tea is also provided each day you are trekking. Unlimited safe (thoroughly boiled) drinking water is also provided each day you are in the mountains. Breakfasts are included with your hotel stays and meals are provided on your travel days between Kathmandu to Pokhara and return.
Meals in the Annapurna region of Nepal are not cheap. If you were to purchase your own meals from the lodges we stay at on this trek, your total food cost would be close to AUD $950.
We proudly employ an all you can eat food and fluids policy on all our trips. Proper food intake and regular hydration are critical to safe altitude acclimatisation. In our opinion, trekking companies that leave food decisions and the purchase of food for their clients to manage (when trekking at altitude) are grossly irresponsible. Trekking companies often do this because it enables them to advertise a much lower (but unrealistic) trip price. Be sure to choose a tour operator that includes all your meals and safe drinking water in your trip price.