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Annapurna North Base Camp

Annapurna North Base Camp

Annapurna Region
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Annapurna north base camp

Trip Facts

Duration : 7 Days Max-Altitude : 4068 m Program Type : tea house / camping Best Season : April- May, Jun- Jul Sep-Oct-Nov Per Day Walking : 5/6 h Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

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Group Price

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $1500
2 Paxes $1300
2-4 Paxes $1260
4-8 Paxes $1200
8-10 Paxes $1150
10+Paxes $1150

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Overview

Annapurna North Base Camp Trek

The Annapurna North Base Camp Trek beckons to those who yearn for adventure in the lesser-explored realms of the famed Annapurna region. Before 1950, the grandeur of the Annapurna mountains remained untouched by human conquest, until the French expedition team, led by the intrepid Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal, achieved the unthinkable. In 1950, they made history by becoming the first to ascend Annapurna I (8091 meters), a feat that had long eluded mountaineers.

Initially, their expedition set out with the intention of conquering either Annapurna I or Dhaulagiri (8167 meters), both formidable giants of the Himalayas. The team embarked on an arduous quest to find a route to one of these peaks. As they assessed the challenges posed by Dhaulagiri, they decided that it was too formidable a foe. Thus, they turned their attention to the North Face of Annapurna.

The French North Face Route, though not without its own difficulties, offered a more manageable ascent. Remarkably, they achieved their historic summit without the aid of supplemental oxygen. Yet, their journey was far from over. The descent from Annapurna presented its own formidable challenges, as they navigated through treacherous snowstorms, avalanches, and other harrowing mishaps. The group’s safe return to their base camp was a triumph against the odds.

Annapurna remained untouched by climbers until 1970 when a British Army expedition successfully reached its summit from the base camp side of Annapurna North. Despite the difficulties encountered by these early explorers, today’s mountain enthusiasts and adventurers are drawn to the allure of Annapurna North Base Camp. The trek is a unique and captivating experience waiting to be discovered by those who love the thrill of wilderness trekking.

The Enchanting Annapurna North Base Camp Trek

The Nepal Wilderness Trekking Team presents a new trekking itinerary to the base camp of Annapurna I, located on the northwest side of this iconic peak. Although the trek poses significant challenges, it offers the opportunity to explore the Himalayas in a way that few others do. The journey unfolds amidst panoramic views of Annapurna I, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhepuchare, and Dhaulagiri, to name just a few of the awe-inspiring peaks that grace the horizon. Natural hot springs and immersion in the rich Gurung culture further enhance this adventure.

The Trekking Route: An Overview

Your journey commences in the beautiful city of Pokhara and then leads to Nayapul, where the Ghorepani Poon Hill route begins. The first few days take you through the familiar landscapes of Mohare Danda, Palate, and Narchyang before heading toward the north base camp of Annapurna I.

As you trek, you’ll traverse Kalokhola, Phulbari, and lush pastures near the base camp. It’s on the ninth day that you’ll reach the base camp itself, a momentous achievement on your trekking odyssey. The return journey takes approximately three to four days, and you have the option to choose a route via Lete in Lower Mustang.

Camping Amidst Pristine Wilderness

It’s important to note that along the new trekking route, there are no lodges or hotels. As a result, trekkers must be prepared for camping, adding an extra layer of adventure to their journey. The absence of modern facilities only heightens the sense of connection with nature and the wilderness. Adventure trekkers and photographers will find this experience immensely rewarding.

Professional Support and Guidance

To ensure your safety and enjoyment throughout the trek, Nepal Wilderness Trekking provides highly qualified and experienced trekking guides and sherpas. They possess the knowledge and expertise to navigate the challenges of this trail, allowing you to focus on the breathtaking landscapes and the thrill of adventure.

A Hidden Gem in the Annapurna Region

The Annapurna North Base Camp Trek offers a pristine and less-explored alternative to the well-trodden paths of the Annapurna Sanctuary trek. For those seeking a different perspective on the Annapurna region, this trek promises an adventure that is as unique as it is exhilarating.

Promoting a Historic Trek Route

The Annapurna Rural Municipality (ARM) group explored this route in 2019, paving the way for its promotion as a historic trekking route. Trekking associations like the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), and the Ministry of Tourism have joined efforts to promote this trekking gem to various groups, travel agencies, and individual trekkers.

Food and Accommodation

Accommodations are available up to Upper Narchyang, where hotels and guesthouses are found along the trekking trail. However, beyond Narchyang, such accommodations are scarce, necessitating overnight camping. Food requirements, including two meals and breakfasts, are managed by your tour provider. Nepal Wilderness Trekking ensures you have all the necessary materials for your trek, from cooking utensils and medical kits to hiking poles and tents.

In conclusion, the Annapurna North Base Camp Trek offers an extraordinary journey into the heart of a region that remains largely undiscovered by mainstream tourism. It’s an opportunity to explore the hidden treasures of the Ruby Valley, immerse yourself in diverse cultures, and witness the grandeur of the Ganesh Himal range. With Nepal Wilderness Trekking as your trusted guide, you can embark on this unforgettable adventure, where every step takes you deeper into the heart of the Himalayas. So, gear up, embrace the challenge, and prepare for an adventure that will carve indelible memories into your soul.


Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Tatopani via Beni Tatopani (6-7 hours) and trek to Upper Narchyang (2 hours). (Homestay) Overnight at Upper Narchyang 2140m.
  • Day 2: Narchyang to Chhotepa (7 hours-14km approx) via Lekhgaun, Ghalemdi, and Mristi Khola. (Camping) Overnight at Chhoteopa 2370m.
  • Day 3: Chotepa to Sandhikharka (6-7 hours, 9 km approx.) through Humkhola. Stay at Sandhikharka (3160m). Camp.
  • Day 4: Basket Mela leads from Sandhikharka to Annapurna North Base Camp (A.N.B.C. 7-8 hours, 9.5km). Spend the night at ANBC 4068m. (Camping)
  • Day 5: Explore North Annapurna Base Camp glaciers (4190m) and trek to Sandhikharka (7.5 hours - 9.5km approx.). Overnight at Sandhikharka 3160m. (Camping)
  • Day 6: Trek Sandhikharka to Lower Narchyang via Humkhola-Chhotepa, 6-7 hours. Trek, then drive (1.5 hours) down to Lower Narchyang. Overnight in Lower Narchyang (homestay or local lodge).
  • Day 7: Trek to Tatopani and drive back to Pokhara (6-7 hrs)

Cost Included

  • Hotel to Bus Park by taxi.
  • Kathmandu to Tatopani by local bus. And Tatopani to Kathmandu by local bus.
  • Full Camping accommodation is on the way.
  • Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • ACAP permits and TIMS card.
  • One fluent English speaking, the government registered, experienced, first aid trained guide and required porters.
  • Equipment: sleeping bags and Jackets.
  • Guide food, lodge, bus transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc.

Cost Excluded

  • Kathmandu Hotel
  • all beverages, Hard and soft table drinks such as Coke, Fanta, mineral water, hot shower, dessert, etc.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Rescue operation charge.
  • Tip for guide & porter.
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