North Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the recently opened off-the-beaten trekking trail in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This section of the country has not been exposed to many trekkers, so the teahouse and lodges are not available in the area of the Annapurna North Base Camp. You have to do camping in the region of Mt.Annapurna, the world’s tenth highest mountain. The trail of the Annapurna North Base Camp is difficult for the trek. However, the thrill, and excitement that you experience during the trek makes your trip to Nepal unforgettable. If you are seeking the adventure and wilderness then you should definitely opt for this trek. Undoubtedly, the trail of the North Annapurna Base Camp Trekking allures every trekking enthusiasts and nature lovers.
The trekking to the Annapurna North Base Camp was first completed by the French group which was led by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal. Thereafter, the route was popular as French North Face Route. Before 1950, no mountain with a height above 8000m was conquered. North Annapurna Base Camp has not climbed again until 1970. In 1970 the British Army Expedition followed the same trail to reach into the submit. Because of difficulty, only a few people have North Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Throughout the trail, you will be bewildered by the captivating views of Tilicho Peak(7134m), Nilgiri Himal(7061m), Mt Dhauligiri(8167m), Mt Annapurna I (8091m) and so on. The shimmering glaciers behind the moraine hills are absolutely awe-inspiring. If you are looking for more adventure or want to see the southern face of Annapurna, you can do Annapurna south base camp Trek.
North Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty
The trek to the Annapurna North Base Camp is normally rated as the moderate trek. During the trekking journey, you have to spend some nights doing camping. Also, there are no trail signs, lodges, villages, and people in this section of the trail which make it more challenging than other Annapurna region treks such as Annapurna Base Camp trek, Mardi Himal trek and so on. Rather than doing the solo trek, it is essential to hire a guide or porter for safety on this route.
Best time to go for North Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
Trekking to the North Annapurna Base Camp is possible throughout the year, however, it is important to consider the best time of the year to trek in this region. Winter and monsoon season are not recommended due to extreme weather conditions. Autumn and Spring season are considered the best season for trekking to the Annapurna North Base Camp. During this season the sky often remains clear resulting in the excellent views of the surrounding.
What permits are required for this trek?
Similar to the other trek inside the Annapurna region, TIMS card and ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit is required for Annapurna North Base Camp Trek. If you plan your trekking with the Local Travel Company in Nepal then they can arrange the required permits and documents for you before your arrival in Nepal.
Why go on North Annapurna Base Camp Trek with us, Mountain Rock Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd?
Mountain Rock Treks and Expedition is one of the reputed trekking company in Kathmandu. Till now, we have organized several tours and treks throughout Nepal. This makes us more professional in our work. We have served many trekkers and travelers to complete their trek by organizing the trek as per their needs and availability. We believe that the health and safety of the person are important than anything else. So, with us, your health and safety will be our first priority. We are aware of all kinds of risks and issues that can arise during the trekking. We are always prepared to tackle any kind of bad situation which may occur during trekking. Moreover, trekking with our experienced and licensed travel guides, you will feel more comfortable and safe while trekking. They are easy to communicate with and are familiar with almost all the trekking routes. We can also manage the porter to carry your stuff. Booking the trekking with us you can have a wonderful and reminiscing journey.
Essential equipment required for the trek to North Annapurna Base Camp
As the North Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the tough and most technical trekking in Nepal so specialized equipment is required for this trek. Camping equipment is essential for this trek.
Extreme weather tent
An expedition jacket
Long sleeve shirts
Trekking pants or shorts
Pair of trekking boots with strong grips
Water purification pills
Last Minute Booking / inquires for North Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Off-the-beaten trekking trail in Nepal leading to the Annapurna North Base Camp
Technical trekking in Nepal
Witness some rare wild lives like Himalayan monal, Gorals, Musk Deer, Blue Sheep, Wild Dogs, and Snow leopard
Spectacular views of Annapurna North, Tilicho Peak, Nilgiri and many more
Get the insight of local culture and lifestyle and experience their warm hospitality
Natural hot spring
Suitable for the adventure seeker
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02:Preparation day and optional sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
Day 04:Drive from Pokhara to Ghasa.
Day 05:Trek from Ghasa to Riverside Camp,
Day 06:Trek from Riverside Camp to Jungle Camp.
Day 07:Trek from Jungle Camp to Miristi Khola.
Day 08:Rest and acclimatizing day in Miristi Khola,
Day 09:Trek from Miristi Khola to North Annapurna Base Camp,
Day 10:Trek from Annapurna North Base Camp to Miristi Khola.
Day 11:Trek from Miristi Khola to Jungle Camp,
Day 12:Trek from Jungle Camp to Riverside Camp and to Lete.
Day 13:Trek from Lete to Tatopani.
Day 14:Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara,
Day 15:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu,
Day 16:Final international departure, Goodbye, and Namaste,
Airport Pick up and drop off service by Private Coach.
2 night's accommodation with breakfast at the standard hotel in Kathmandu.
2 night's accommodation with breakfast at the deluxe hotel in Pokhara.
Three-time food in a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) while you are on trekking.
Tea House and tent accommodation during the trek.(twin sharing basis)
Professional English speaking trekking guide (trained by Ministry of tourism) his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment etc.
Deluxe Tourist Bus Ticket to Pokhara then Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Annapurna conservation permits & TIMS Permits.
Tourist service charge, Vat.
One map of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking for the group
International airfare and Nepal Visa Fees.
Nepal Travel insurance.
Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Travel/Medical insurance and Emergency evacuation cost if needed.
Personal expenses such as phone call, drinks, donation, souvenirs etc.
Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.
Tips for guide, porter (it is expected).
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.After your arrival in Kathmandu, Mountain Rock treks representative pick you up from the Tribhuvan International Airport to the hotel.
Day 02Preparation day and optional sightseeing in Kathmandu.We will do planning for the trekking and we also go Day in Kathmandu Valley.
Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.After having breakfast in Kathmandu we will be heading towards Pokhara and will stay overnight in Pokhara.
Day 04Drive from Pokhara to Ghasa.On this day we will be driving towards Ghasa where we will spend the whole night.
Day 05Trek from Ghasa to Riverside Camp, After having the good breakfast we will begin our trek from Ghasa to Riverside Camp. Here we will stay overnight tent camp.
Day 06Trek from Riverside Camp to Jungle Camp.On this day we will be trekking to Jungle Camp from Riverside Camp. Here also we stay for the whole night.
Day 07Trek from Jungle Camp to Miristi Khola.We will be trekking to the Miristi Khola from Jungle Camp. Miristi Khola is the river that feeds into the Kaligandaki river just above Tatopani.
Day 08Rest and acclimatizing day in Miristi Khola,On this day we will be amused by the enthralling scenes of the Miristi river along with other mesmerizing factors. Here we will stop for the acclimatization to prevent us from the altitude sickness.
Day 09Trek from Miristi Khola to North Annapurna Base Camp,Walking through the steep uphill of the rocky hills we will be trekking forward to the North Annapurna Base Camp. We will be residing here to relish the beauty of the surrounding mountains.
Day 10Trek from Annapurna North Base Camp to Miristi Khola.On this day we will trek to the Miristi Khola from Annapurna North Base Camp. This is the crucial part of the trek. We can have a close-up view of Annapurna Base Camp. Also while returning we will be able to witness the various beauty of nature.
Day 11Trek from Miristi Khola to Jungle Camp, We will be heading towards Jungle Camp from Miristi Khola. On this day we will be residing here.
Day 12Trek from Jungle Camp to Riverside Camp and to Lete.On this day we will be trekking from Jungle Camp to the mystic village of Lete where we will stay overnight.
Day 13Trek from Lete to Tatopani.We will be trekking from Lete to Tatopani where we can take the pleasure of hot-spring bath. We will be spending the whole night in Tatopani.
Day 14Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara, On this day we will be driving to Pokhara from Tatopani. If you are interested then you can go for sightseeing in Pokhara. Visiting the city of Lakes, Pokhara you will be astonished by the beauty of this tranquil city.
Day 15Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, We will be driving back from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Day 16Final international departure, Goodbye, and Namaste, Mountain Rock Treks and Expedition staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure from Nepal. We hope that this trip to Nepal will be firmly ingrained in your memory.