Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
After your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will meet one of our staff at the airport waiting for you with a placard of the Visit View Nepal Trek. He will escort you to your trip hotel. At the hotel, we will conduct a brief meeting explaining the nature of the trip. After the meeting, we don’t have any activities planned. Thus you can rest for whole day or follow any different schedule you would like. Overnight at the Hotel in Kathamndu.
Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m) Duration: 6-7 hours.
After breakfast, you will departure to Pokhara. The journey to Pokhara is via bus. The drive entails watching the scenic countryside landscape of Nepal. You will see distant mountain views, giant hills, rural villages, terraced farms, and fast flowing rivers throughout the trip. You will reach Pokhara after 7 hours’ drive watching this beautiful scenery. Pokhara is the city of lakes and mountain scenery. Check in the hotel. If you are energetic, go for an evening walk around the lakeside city. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.
Day 3: Pokhara to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m) Distance: 9 km, Walking Duration: 4 hours.
After breakfast, we should get ready for the long hike today. Your destination for today is Tikhe Dhunga. You will first take a drive to Nayapul via Lumle and the drive is about 90 minutes which goes through small villages.
The trekking towards Annapurna Base Camp starts from Nayapul. Get ready to hike through green hills and the flawless bamboo forest. Birethanti is the first stop of today’s hike where you can enjoy a cup of tea while watching the herds of a mule carrying goods. After short break, we continue our journey, you wander past fast flowing waterfalls, lush terraced fields, and villages. The journey is steep; thus, you will ascend through Ranghai and finally descend to Tikhedhunga. Tikhedhunga is your stop for the night. Overnight at the guest house in Tikhe Dhunga.
Day 4; Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2850m) Distance: 13 km, Walking Duration: 7 Hours.
Today you have a pretty long journey, after breakfast we head towards Ghorepani. You will cross a suspension bridge and you will come across steep stone stairs which bring you to Ulleri – a beautiful Magar town. It is a steep climb, so approach the route gently. Passing through the green pastures, you reach the crest of Ulleri hill which leads you to a campground to take a small break.
After the short brek, we continue our journey to Nangethanti, where we will do our lunch. Following the route, we will arrive at the traditional village of Ghorepani. You will be rewarded with breathtaking mountain scenery. Overnight at the guesthouse in Ghorepani.
Day 5: Hike to Poonhill then trek to Tadapani (2500m) Distance: 9km, Walking Duration: 6-7 hours.
Early morning we hike to famous Poon Hill to see the majestic sunrise view over the gigantic Annapurna massif. After soaking the wonderful sight, return back to the guesthouse. We will do our breakfast and start our hike towards Tadapani. Hike through a pleasant rhododendron forest before reaching Tadapani. Overnight at the guesthouse in Tadapani.
Day 6: Tadapani to Chhomrong village (2020m) Distance: 8.5 km, Walking Duration: 5 Hours.
Today, you hike towards Chomrong village parting from Tadapani. The route to Chhomrong is a gradual descent. It consists of crossing suspension bridges, walking past rhododendron forest, and hike along with the crop fields. The trial mostly goes through lush jungles due to which the birds will became your companion. Watching their colorful wings flap when they leap from one tree to another is a rewarding sight. Admiring these creatures, you will eventually reach Chhomrong. The village spread across the hillside with Majors Mountains such as Hiunchuli, Machhapuchre, Annapurna South towering the town. Overnight at the guesthouse in Chhomrong.
Day 7: Chhomrong to Dovan (2600m) Distance: 9 km, Walking Duration: 5 Hours.
We’ll bid the genuine hospitality of Chhomrong goodbye. We then descend towards Dovan. Today, we must approach the journey smoothly because elevation gain is quite bit more than other days. You will hike down 2500 stone steps and cross Chhomrong River. Following the route we ascend through a rocky trekking route that leads to Sinuwa village. We continue the hike through the dense forests towards Kuldahar (2540m). From here, we will descend to bamboo and take on a gradual ascend from there to Dovan. Overnight at the guesthouse in Dovan.
Day 8: Dovan to Deurali (3200m) Distance: 7.8 km, Walking Duration 4 Hours.
You begin a trek by following a serene, emerald-green forest of bamboo and rhododendron route towards Deurali. The trekking route is decorated with prayer flags giving a vibrant flair to the surrounding.
The beautiful and unique ambiance makes the journey more exciting. The forest quickly fades away, leaving a barren landscape strewn with boulders and scree in its place. After you walk by the Himalayan Hotel, you’ll know you’re getting nearer to your today’s destination. Continue climbing past this landmark to Hinku Cave. Hinku Cave was once used as a shelter and overnight stop for historical Annapurna expeditions. Today’s trek stop at Deurali. Overnight at the guesthouse in Deurali.
Day 9: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchre Base Camp (4230m) Distance: 8 km, Walking Duration: 5-6 hours.
Today is the most awaited day of our long hike. We will finally reach Annapurna Base Camp today. The day begins by climbing a riverbed and hiking up to Annapurna Sanctuary. The altitude gain is quite much today, so be careful and don’t rush the trek. The trek route also follows the Modi Khola trail and will, in due course, bring you to Macchapuchre Base Camp. We will take a break at Machhapuchre Base Camp. Admire the beauty of Himalayas that surrounds the areas. From MBC, it takes another 2 hours to reach Annapurna Base Camp. The reality of getting to the base camp becomes more prominent when giants’ views are so close towards you. The base camp is surrounded by impressive peaks of the Annapurna range and its neighboring mountains. Overnight at the teahouse in Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 10: Return from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m) Distance: 18 km, Walking Duration: 7 Hours.
After spending one night at ABC, we bid bye to the magnificent Annapurna Base Camp. We head towards Bamboo. We should be mindful of our walking pace, as we are descending to low altitude. We follow the same path to base camp, descend to Modi Khola to reach the rural village of Bamboo. The town is surrounded by mountains so take into panoramic scenery of the mountains. Overnight at the guesthouse in Bamboo.
Day 11: Return from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda Hot Spring (1780 m) Distance: 12 km, Walking Duration: 6 Hours.
We begin our trek descending to Jhinu Danda Hot spring. The trail to Jhinu Danda winds down through wooded slopes to Chomrong via Khuldighar.
The path gets steeper from Chhomrong, as it descends towards Jhinu Danda. You will visit the experimental sheep farm, which shows a glimpse of herder’s life in the mountains of Nepal. You will reach Jhinu Danda while you observing these exciting aspects of rural life.
From here, it takes 30 minutes to reach a natural hot spring. This is the best spot to decompress and let the stress of the day wash over you. Overnight at the guesthouse in Jhinu Danda.
Day 12: Return from Jhinu Danda to Pokhara.
Your trekking trip is almost over now. You’ll leave the Himalayan views behind you. We cross the suspension bridge and drive to Pokhara by jeep. It takes about 2 hours to reach Pokhara.
Day 13: Return back from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Now that your trek is complete. You’ll return to Kathmandu by tourist bus. But if you want to take a flying option then you need to pay an extra cost. The airfare to Kathamndu is USD 100 per person for one way flight. The choice is yours. Nevertheless, it would incur an additional fee. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 14: Farewell/Tour Ends
Today marks the end of the trek. Our office staff will be at your trip hotel to transfer you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your departure flight.
- Airport picks up and drops off by the private vehicle.
- Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu. We use Woodapple Hotel and Spa or similar.
- Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
- Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by tourist bus then by private car to and from Nayapul.
- Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
- Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
- An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, and meals.
- A comprehensive medical kit
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
- All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP and TIMS, please bring 3 passport size photographs)
- All government and local taxes
What's not included
- Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
- International airfare
- Travel insurance
- Nepal entry visa fees: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US$ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
- WI-Fi internet during the trek
- Personal trekking equipment
- All kinds of cold drinks including water, coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
- Tips for airport representatives, tour guides, trekking staff, drivers, etc.
Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek probably is one of the most popular trekking itineraries in Nepal. The trek up in the Himalayas is undoubtedly tiring, but the views are definitely worth the prize! You can join the people who share similar interests as you go with them on the journey to the mountains. The trail is a roller coaster of terrains going up and down as you travel. It is one of the most loved high-altitude treks in Nepal.
The ABC trek is a relatively short trek and it is popular even amongst the nationals in Nepal. The hike offers the close-up views of the Annapurna range and many other mountains. The trek is in fact a step to help you satisfy your thirst for the mountains. It is also an excellent opportunity to view the mountains as you stand directly beneath them. Also, you can breathe the air of the Himalayas near the Annapurna Sanctuary.
Travelers can see many species of flora and fauna during the spring season, including the national flower of Nepal, the Rhododendron. You can expect to see a numerous waterfalls. You can learn about the rich culture of the Magar and Gurung people living in the region. The trek does not require any prior trekking experience and it is doable for most people with an average fitness level. It is one of the most commercialized and accessible tours in Nepal. We start with the beautiful city of Pokhara as our first trek route. The trekking route continues to traverse the villages surrounded by lush green mountains, quiet mountainous villages, and bamboo forests. We travel to Ghorepani, Chhomrong, and ABC through Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC).
Why do you need to get on this tour!
- Visit the Annapurna Conservation Area Project that which abodes numerous flora and fauna. Trek to the Annapurna Base Camp’s highest point as you observe the Annapurna glacier!
- It is one of the major trekking routes in Nepal. It will reward you with vies of the Mt. Annapurna and Machhapuchre range through MBC and ABC.
- Indulge in the beautiful culture and tradition as you meet the humble hosts, the Gurung people. You can be a part of the daily lives in Ghandruk village.
- As you walk through one of the most relaxed and comfortable tours in Nepal, you can enjoy the incredible sceneries, lush green landscapes, terraced farming, rhododendron forests, and glacier rivers.
- A possible trip all year round and it offers the views of the majestic mountain Machhapuchre (Fish Tail), Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Annapurna, and other neighboring ranges.
- Hike to the beautiful Poon Hill, a vantage point for viewing the wonderful beauty of the shining golden magical sunrise upon the mighty mountains.
- Taking bath in the natural hot springs of Jhinu Danda, a perfect spot to take the stress of the days away!
- Celebrate the accomplishments of standing below the mountain at an elevation of 4130 meters with your team members.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek allows travelers an opportunity to go through the fantastic trekking trails through the cultural settlement of villages on the foothills of the Annapurna range. The region abodes the ethnic communities of the Gurung and Magar people. People here follow the local culture that has a heavy foundation of Buddhism and Hinduism. The trial passes through the rural villages, waterfalls, beautiful landscapes, and sheer cliffs with rivers passing below along with the solid mountain views. Furthermore, you will be able to observe Gompas, monasteries, beautiful temples, and religious shrines representing the region’s local heritage.
The hosts of the region will warm you with their humble hospitality and continuous service. Similarly, the teahouses in the area will also help you keep comfortable at times. Moreover, the enduring popularity of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is due to its accessibility. We bet you will never realize how quickly time flies while you are up and running in the mountains.
In addition, the journey is doable even without any prior trekking experience and an enjoyable one because it is moderately complex.
Alternative treks you can consider! (Annapurna Base Camp Trek)
The Annapurna region is home to a vast and diverse range of flora and fauna. We believe it is one of the best treks to start your adventure journey with! Whether you are an adventure or nature lover, this is a trip you don’t want to leave behind.
If you think 14 day itinerary is long for you, we can suggest some alternative treks of the same route. Suppose you have lesser days on the calendar, in that case, you can take a look at our other packages of the area; Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, which will only take seven days to complete.
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