Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp trek is a famous trail in Annapurna region which takes you through an ever-changing landscape of rice fields, bewitching forests and tiny local villages with distinct culture. The trekking of Annapurna base camp is circled with spectacular snowcapped mountains ranges. ABC Trek will provide you with the closest view of the world tenth highest mountain, Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Mt. Machhapuchhare (6997m) and others like Annapurna South (7219m)m, Mt. Gangapurna (7455m)and Hiuchuli (6441m). Annapurna base camp trek is considered to be the best ways to explore Annapurna Himalayas from both side as well as perfect destination in Annapurna trekking region. It offers a fine opportunity to surround oneself with Himalayan peaks and to witness the glacier basin of Annapurna Sanctuary.
The Annapurna Base camp trek also known as Annapurna sanctuary trek begins in Nepal’s most beautiful city Pokhara after a scenic flight or a drive of about 4-5hrs from Kathmandu valley. Annapurna base camp trek climb uphill to Nayapul, passing Birethanti and Tikhedunga with the views of Annapurna south crossing Bhurungdi khola reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani Poonhill is famous hill point to get closer to the views of snowcapped Himalayan range. Along the way of Annapurna base camp route you'll pass through the gorge of the Modi khola in to magnificent mountain amphitheater of the Annapurna sanctuary, which also offers some of the best short trekking routes in Nepal. Trail descends steeply through dense moss-covered forest with rich bird life to Tadapani and Chhomrong. We will work through fascinating traditions villages of Gurungs and Magars, most of them have served in Gorkhas army.
The ABC trekking trails weave through fields, shady broadleaf forests, and then entering spectacular rhododendron and bamboo forests. Crossing Dovan on a long, steep, slippery stone staircase, the gigantic Machhapuchhare base camp, MBC, panorama appears. With the tranquil awesome picturesque landscapes and majestic panoramic view of snow-capped mountainous peaks view from Annapurna base camp next day, make the journey for Bamboo and Jhinu. Jhinu Danda hot springs awaits us for the natural hot spring bath. You will gain a unique insight into Nepalese life and culture as we overnight in beautiful hillside villages.
The Annapurna Base Camp trek is considered by many as one the most celebrated trekking route in Nepal. Annapurna region is shelter to 100 species of mammals, 60 reptiles and amphibians and more than 450 species of different birds so you may have opportunity to spot them. The Nepal trek to Annapurna Base Camp passing through waterfalls, villages, farmlands, rhododendron forests, and vistas invigorates your soul. This is a wonderful trekking to higher altitude without being too strenuous as has been treasured by local inhabitants as a place of spiritual refuge since long before trekkers "discovered" it.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Highlights:
Annapurna Base Camp trek offers excellent views of Annapurna South and Mt Fishtail, (Machhapuchhure). Moreover, you
can explore typical Gurung villages at Landruk, Ghandruk, & Chhomrung. Likewise, you can enjoy Machhapuchhure Base Camp, fantastic mountain views from Annapurna Base Camp, Panoramic views of Annapurna, Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Annapurna I, Machhapuchhure, Gangapurna, Tent peak, Gandharba Chuli as well as natural hot spring at Jhinnudanda
Trek Name :Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Trek Duration:16 Days
Best Season:February, March, April, May, June, September, October and November are the best month to enjoy Annapurna Base camp Trek. Trekking is possible in July & August too. However, clear visibility may not be as consistent as in other seasons due to unfavorable weather condition.
Trek Grade :Moderate
Accommodation :Tea House
Group Size:Min.1 to Max 10 persons in a group
Min. altitude: 1065m
Mode of Travel:Either four wheelers like car, van and bus or flight to Pokhara
Price:For the most up-to-date and reliable price, please Contact Us
Annapurna Base Camp with Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek itinerary
Day 1:Meet at Kathmandu Airport:
We will meet you in Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to your hotel. When you find yourself fresh, we will invite you to visit our office and provide you with brief information about your trek program. During this visit we will help you check your equipment and facilitate the processing of other necessary items such as National Park Permits etc.
Day 02: A full days sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley:
After breakfast our guide will accompany you on tour of sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley. You will visit the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. You will also visit Swyambhunath, a 2000 year old temple which is popularly known as monkey temple. Moreover, you will enjoy Patan City which is famous for its fine arts and historical architecture. On return to your hotel, you will have time to explore the local area, have dinner and likely to take a leisurely stroll through the famous Durbar Square.
Day 03: Flight or drive to Pokhara:
After breakfast we will drive you to the Domestic Airport to take a 25 minute flight to Pokhara. During the short flight to Pokhara you will have majestic views of the glorious Manaslu peaks and the snow-capped Annapurna mountain range, as well as the Langtang Himalayan range. Our Staff will meet you at Pokhara Airport and take you to your hotel. It is also possible to take a tourist coach to Pokhara via the scenic Prthivi Highway. The duration of the trip by bus is between six or seven hours to Pokhara. At night you will have rest at the hotel.
Day 04: Pokhara Trekking to Tikhe Dhunga (1540m):
You will enjoy about an hour and 30 minutes of car drive to Nayapaul that passes through a large and enchanting village of Lumle. You will begin your walking trek from Nayapul. You will walk through a large and prosperous town, Birethanti. The trekking trail follows bamboo forests, passes waterfalls with enchanting pools that invite you to swim. You can have lunch at the small village of Sudame. After lunch you will climb straight up to Hile. Finally, you will arrive at Tikhe Dhunga. At night, you will be at guest house.
Day 05: Tikhe Dhunga trekking to Ghorepani (2775m):
From Tikhe Dhunga the trail ascends to Ulleri village that goes up a stone staircase. Ulleri is a large Magar village situated at 2070m height. From Ulleri the trail gently climbs through pasture and cultivated fields. As you climb up, you will walk beside the cascading river through refreshingly cool oak and rhododendron forests. You will have lunch at Nangethanti. The trail again ascends to Ghorepani, your final destination for today's trek. Ghorepani provides majestic views of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Tarke Kang (7193m) and other mountains.
Day 06: Ghorepani trek to Poon Hill (3193m) and to Tadapani (2540m):
An early morning rise will take you up to Poon Hill. It is an hour trek. This is one of the best Himalayan view points in Nepal. Poon Hill provides bewitching view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. From Poon Hill one can enjoy spectacular views of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukuche Peak Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m) , Tarke Kang (7193m), Gangapurna (7454m), Lamjung Himal (6986m), Mt Fishtail ( Macchapuchre 6997m), Tent Peak and many more High Himalayas. You will walk down to Ghorepani for breakfast and then trek to Tadapani. A short early morning climb to the Deurali passes for a spectacular panorama over Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna. The trail descends straight through dense moss-covered forest which is popular for the diversity of bird species. Tadapani provides you a close up sunset view. You will enjoy your night at guest house.
Day 07: Tadapani trekking to Chhomrong (2210m):
The trail drops down from Tadapani that passes through dense Rhododendron forest. An overnight stay at Chhomrong (2040m) will delight you with bewitching view of the towering peaks of Annapurna South and Annapurna 4 with Fishtail (Machhapachhure) facing it across the valley, dwarfing the villages below. At night you will rest at the guest house.
Day 08: Chhomrong Trekking to Dovan (2540m):
We walk through the forest of Kuldighar. The track winds steeply up through deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Dovan. Overnight at guest house.
Day 09: Dovan trekking to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m):
A trek through the narrow Modi Khola valley will bring you almost to the base of the M.B.C. Today you go past the Machhapuchhare Base Camp (which isn't really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted) to the Annapurna Base Camp (4130m). This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountains. Here you will spend a day enjoying the beautiful sight of snow covered peaks and white world beauty of the landscape around. At night you will find yourself at Machhapuchhure Base Camp in a guest house.
Day 10: Machhapuchhure Base Camp trekking to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m).
After Breakfast, walking for about two hours through magnificent Mountain View, your way leads to Annapurna base camp. Here you stand in the sanctuary to feel breathtaking 360 degree views. Here cloud rolls early and the curtain often lifts at sunrise to reveal radiant, glowing peaks. You will find yourself at rest and that you will chill out at Annapurna base camp to explore around. (In incase you feel altitude sickness or any related problem we will take you down to MBC or Deurali).
Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp Trekking to Bamboo (2340m)
your trek today goes from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2300m). Today the trail gradually goes down to Bamboo through Himalayan Hotel and Dovan. At night you will find yourself at guest house.
Day 12: Bamboo Trekking to Jhinu Danda (1750m).
As you find yourself at Chhomrong, an hour walk will take you to Jhinu Danda where you can enjoy the natural hot spring. At night you will be at guest house.
Day 13: Jhinu Hot Spring to Pothana (1990m):
After breakfast next morning, the trail continues on to Landruk, a beautiful Gurung village which provides you an excellent view of the surrounding mountain ranges. Then the trail emerges at the main Modi Khola valley that finally takes you to Tolkha. Afterwards you will continue your trek to Pothana.. You will have an excellent view of Mt Fish tail (Machhapuchhare 6697m) from here. At night you will stay at guest house.
Day 14: Pothana Trekking to Pokhara:
Today you will walk along a paved stone trail through Rhododendron forests that takes you at Dhampus (1750m). This village is inhabited by diverse cultural groups including Gurung, Brahmin, and Magar communities. After some rest our way leads down the hill that passes through forest and finally takes us to Phedi. A 30 minutes drive takes us to Pokhara. During noon you can enjoy boating on Phewa Lake and explore around Pokhara. Overnight you will stay at hotel.
Day 15: Drive or take a flight to Kathmandu.
It is a 25 minute flight to Kathmandu or a 6 to 7 hour drive by tourist coach. As this is your last evening with us, you will enjoy a typical Nepali dinner and Cultural Show at a Nepalese Restaurant. At night you will be staying at hotel.
Day 16: Final Departure,
We will take you to the Kathmandu Airport to catch your flight home.
If the above package does not meet your needs, we can design a package that suits you. Please let us know whether you would like to make your trek shorter or longer. Your convenience is what we take care about.
Price For The Trip:
The total cost for the trek or tour you decide to do will be determined by diverse factors. First, the type of accommodation you prefer in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara will make a difference to the overall cost (budget to 5 star accommodations). Likewise, the mode of transportation you prefer will also affect the cost of your package. For example, transportation fair vary greatly between flying versus private car/van, tourist or local buses. Moreover, the number of guides and/or porters required will also affect the total cost of your trek. Because of these determining factors, two treks to single destination may vary in terms of their cost.
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car/van depends on group size.
- 3 night hotel in Kathmandu on a twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
- Guided Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour with English speaking Tour guide, and transport by private car / van depends on group size.
- 2 night hotel in Pokhara on a twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
- Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit.
- TIMS Trekking Permit (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Annapurna Trek.
- Full board meals during the trekking (Meals are choices from Menu) Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
- Twin sharing Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trekking.
- An Experienced & Professional Government license holder Trekking guide trained in wilderness first aid.
- Trekking porter carry all personal gear and group equipment( 1 porter for 2 person basis)
- Food, accommodation, salary, local tax, all trekking equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
- Proper Insurance for all trekking staff including porter.
- Above Himalaya’s duffle bag if necessary.
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
- Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
- Above the Himalaya Special Gifts (T shirt, Pashmina shawl, Trekking certificates and others)
- Pokhara to treks start point Nayapul and trek finish point Phedi to Pokhara transport by private car/van depends on group size.
- Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu transport by tourist bus. (if you want to take a flight or want to travel by private car is available, by adding extra cost)
- Welcome/Fare well Nepali Culture Dinner in Kathmandu
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara ranges from US $ 12- US$ 14 per day.
- Nepal entry Visa Fee (You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
- International/Domestic Airfare and Airport Tax, Sightseeing entry fee for the city tour.
- Any kind of drinks, hot and cold, hot water, hot shower, alcoholic and soft drinks.
- Dessert, chocolates, personal shopping, laundry, phone call, internet, Camera battery charging.
- Personal trekking equipment, travel and medical insurance & helicopter rescue, personal expenses.
- Tips and Gratitude (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on price Includes section
Private Trip Departure everyday upon your request. But if you would like to join one of our Groups please see below our fixed group departure dates as per your requirement.Fixed Departure Trek 2013