Annapurna Base camp Trek

Annapurna Base camp Trek

This trek leads right into the frozen heart of the Annapurna Range, a magnificent amphitheater of rock and ice on a staggering scale the trail start in rice paddies and leads through a gorge of bamboo and forest to end among glaciers and soaring peaks –an unparalleled mountain experience. Other highlights include sublime views if fish-tailed Marchhapucchare (6997 meters) and one of Nepal’s largest and prettiest Gurung Villages at Ghandruk, which is a short detour, off the main trek. 

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 02 :Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) takes approximately one and half hours. 

Day 03:Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) takes about six hours. 

Day 04:Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) and then to Tadapani (2675m.) takes about five and half hours. 

Day 05:Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.) takes about three hours. 

Day 06:Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2040 m.) takes approximately four hours. 

Day 07:Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo (2340m.) takes about five hours. 

Day 08:Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3230m.) takes about five hours. 

Day 09:Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m.) via Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.) takes about four hours. 

Day 10:Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630m.) takes about five hours.

Day 11:Trek from Dovan to Jhinudanda (1750m.) takes about approximately six hours.  

Day 12:Trek from Jhinudanda to Pothana (1600m.) takes about five hours. 

Day 13:Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi takes approximately three hours and from Dhampus Phedi drive to Pokhara. 

Day 14:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours. 

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours.

This drive will take most of our morning time, leaving much of the afternoon to get a warming glimpse of Pokhara Valley and fall in love with its ethereal beauty.

Pokhara is the tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, Buddhist and Hindu temples along with the magnificent views of mountains. You can observe the glistening white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 02 :Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) takes approximately one and half hours. 
Now you begin your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tirkhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four and a half hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 03:Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) takes about six hours. 
You begin your trek with steep ascend for the first 2 hours and then gently passing through Magar villages of Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. On the way you can view the Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.) and Annapurna (7219m) south. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 04:Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) and then to Tadapani (2675m.) takes about five and half hours. 
Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the superb sunrise from Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. After breakfast trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650 m.). Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05:Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.) takes about three hours. 
It is an easy descent all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. You can hear chirping of various birds on the way. This is one of the popular destinations for the birds' lovers. Ghandruk is a traditional Gurung village which offers good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06:Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2040 m.) takes approximately four hours. 
In the beginning, you ascend gently for an hour up to Ghandrukkot (2100m.) followed by a steep descend to the Kimron Khola (1700m.). Chhomrong is a gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary trek and inhabited by Gurung, one of the major ethnic groups of Nepal. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07:Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo (2340m.) takes about five hours. 
Leaving Chhomrong, the trail descends on a stone staircase and crosses the Chhomrong climbing further on a rocky trail (beware of the stinging nettles!) you reach three hotels at Sinuwa, a check post at 2350m. You descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests. It is then a short distance on a muddy trail to Bamboo Lodge (2340m.). Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08:Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3230m.) takes about five hours. 
Trek gently ascends through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. The first town you reach is Dovan (2630m.) where there are few lodges and camp sites. Now you pass through muddy trail which traverses high above the river. It takes approximately twenty minutes to reach Deurali (3230m.) Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 09:Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m.) via Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.) takes about four hours. 
This is one of the places, where you can enjoy the view of Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.). The path follows through alpine forest. After a short trek, you begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp (4170m.). From here, you can see the panoramic views of several Himalayan peaks. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 10:Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630m.) takes about five hours. 
You will trek  from Himalayan Hotel to Dovan. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 11:Trek from Dovan to Jhinudanda (1750m.) takes about approximately six hours. 
The path is  a descend up to a Bamboo passing through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo plants. Afterwards, the trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar and levels quite flat until you reach Sinuwa. The trek gradually descends to the Chhomrong Khola and you have to follow stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhomrong. The last part of the trail is steeply down to Jhinudanda. From the town you walk down for 20 minutes to reach Hot Spring at the bank of the Modi Khola. You can unwind yourself at the hot springs. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 12:Trek from Jhinudanda to Pothana (1600m.) takes about five hours. 
 For the first part of the trek, you will descend observing beautiful waterfalls. The trail then ascends gently crossing numerous streams and terraces. After short trek, you will be at Landruk (1640m.). Now the trail gently ascends to Tolka (1850m.) and then to Bherikharka. From here, the trail goes steeply up to Deurali (2100m.) which offers romantic views of different mountain peaks. Now, the trail gradually descends to Pothana passing through a forest of oaks. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 13:Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi takes approximately three hours and from Dhampus Phedi drive to Pokhara. 
The trail gently descends to Dhampus, a village mainly inhabited by Gurungs. Now you trek through flat terrace for some distance and steeply descend to Dhampus Phedi. You will drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 14:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours. 
On the way you will head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar, where Nepal's first cable car joins the Manakamana Temple. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city of Kathmandu.

 

Cost Includes

  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airport
  •  All meals during the trek(Break fast , lunch and Dinner)
  • Transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu – Pokhara - Kathmandu)
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), and necessary porter( including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging)
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag,trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • A comprehensive medical kit

Cost Excludes

Nepalese visa fee

International airfare to and from Kathmandu

Excess baggage charges

Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

Travel and rescue insurance

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

Tips for guides and porters

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. I am happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us which categories of hotel you would like to stay in Kathmandu.

» Backpack / Duffel Bag
» Day Pack
» Trekking Boots/ shoes
» Socks x 4
» Sleeping Bag (4 season this can be rented in Kathmandu)
» Shorts x 2
» Fleece Pant / Jacket
» Flashlight
» Shirt/T-shirt x 2
» Thermal Underwear Top 2 / Bottoms 2
» Book
» Trekking polls (optional)
» Sun Hat / Visor Gloves
» Sun Screen
» Sunglasses (UV protected- imperative to have quality eye wear)
» Waterproof Jacket
» Waterproof Pants
» Watch
» Warm Hat with ear protection
» Permit / Money
» Camera / Film
» Down Jacket (this can be rented in Kathmandu)
» Small First Aid Kit

Trip Highlights
  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Type of Trek: Teahouse / Camping
  • Max Altitude: 4170 m.
  • Minimum Pax: 1 +
  • Mode of travel: Land Transportation
  • Grade: Moderate

Trekking Information