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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  1. 15 Days
  2. Start from $ 950 USD

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Destination:Nepal

Activities:Trekking and Tour

Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts from the tourist town- Pokhara. You need to drive about an hour to the starting point. If you are time limited, take a walk through to the Ghandruk village and embark to the ABC. But we recommend the trek via Ghorepani and follow the trail to Chhomrong gradually to ABC. Mostly, the trek goes through the rhododendron forest and the breathtaking views of  the white peaks at the backdrop.

The moderate ABC trek is also culturally a significant trek. Basically, Annapurna region is dominated by the ethnic groups as Gurung, Magar, Thakali, Brahmins, Chhetriyas and others. The ethnic groups are forward in the cultural preservation and unique social structure. They are also forward in offering the hospitality. As you pass their communities, you can feel about the hardship of the people in the Himalayan region and also get an opportunity to feel their cultural grandeur.

The natural wonders are abundant. The Annapurna base camp is surrounded by the white peaks, so it is also known as the natural amphitheatre. During the trek to ABC, you can explore the panoramas of Fishtail, Annapurna I-IV, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, Himchuli and dozens of peaks. Of course, the pine and rhododendron forest magnetize you with its perfect youth. If you want to take photographs, this trek is again one of the best trips.

For more details about the trek to Annapurna base camp, feel free to contact us. We provide Annapurna trekking guides, required arrangements and your demanded itinerary.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1300m).

Day 02:Kathmandu to Pokhara (800m.), 6-7 hours’ bus ride.

Day 03:Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1540m) 4-5 hrs. walk.

Day 04:Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2870m) 5-6 hrs. walk.

Day 05:Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) to Tadapani (2710m) 6-7 hrs. walk.

Day 06:Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m) 4-5 hrs. walk.

Day 07:Chhomrong to Dovan (2580m) 5-6 hrs. walk.

Day 08:Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) 5-6 hrs. walk.

Day 09:MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) (2-3 hrs.) & back to Dovan (5-6 hrs.)

Day 10:Dovan to Jhinu (1760) (5-6 hrs.)

Day 11:Jhinu to Nayapul to Pokhara (800m.) 5-6 hrs. trek, 1-hour drive.

Day 12:Rest day at Pokhara/Explore Pokhara

Day 13:Drive back to Kathmandu 6/7 hrs.

Day 14:Kathmandu valley Sightseeing

Day 15:Departure to the Airport

Cost Include

  • All airport pick up / drop off and hotel transfers as per the itinerary
  • Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara with breakfast as per the itinerary
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with tour guide
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu Tourist Bus
  • Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara ground transportations
  • Duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag
  • Teahouse / Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide and a porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Farewell dinner in Nepali Authentic Restaurant
  • All government taxes, VAT and office service charge

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Monument sites entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and earlier return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet / Wi-Fi,  laundry, bar bills - tea/coffee, hot chocolate, juice, beer, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters (Tipping are expected, but not compulsory)

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1300m).Welcome to the enchanting, exotic and energetic city of Kathmandu! The capital of Nepal is steeped in centuries of history and tradition. Immerse yourself in its vibrant markets, ancient temples, the bustle of spice sellers and street merchants and the welcoming nature of its locals. Kathmandu with its exhilarating allure is a city you won’t forget! You'll be met at the airport by your guide and transferred to your hotel. You’ll have the afternoon free to explore. In the evening we’ll have a meeting about our trek. O/N at Hotel

Day 02Kathmandu to Pokhara (800m.), 6-7 hours’ bus ride. After exploring the historic Kathmandu Valley, on the day, you will board a tourist bus which will take you towards Pokhara, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. During this 6-7 hours’ bus ride, you can see Trishuli River along the way. You will reach Pokhara during the early afternoon hours. After lunch, you can wander around the beautiful lake city known for enthralling spectators with its superb mountain views. O/N at Hotel

Day 03Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1540m) 4-5 hrs. walk. This is the day when you will start your exploration towards the magnificent Ghoreani-Poonhill. You will be dropped at Nayapul after an hour and half vehicle ride. You will slowly but steadily start a climb towards Birethanti, a cultural town beside the Modi River. During the mid-day, you will reach Sudami followed by Hile to make the final stop of the day at Tikhedunga. O/N at Lodge

Day 04Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2870m) 5-6 hrs. walk. This is where the fun begins. After a long previous day, you will still have to wake up early despite any concerns. The day gets going right away towards Ulleri village. You will enjoy walking on the day’s trails as they are scenic offering amazing views of Himalayan ranges to its north. After few hours, the trails will lead you towards rhododendron and oak forests before reaching Ghorepani. O/N at Lodge

Day 05Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) to Tadapani (2710m) 6-7 hrs. walk. This is the most interesting day of the trip, as you pull your shock to hike towards Poon Hill in the early morning. The trails will lead you towards aromatic pine and rhododendron forests. You will have to pace up so that you will reach Poon Hill to witness the most spectacular sunrise view. After hiking for an hour you will reach your first allotted destination of the day. You can wander around the place and stretch your limbs with the magnificent sunrise view. Also, if you look to your north you will see the terrific views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Himchuli and Machhapuchchhre mountains. After spending some good time at the magnificent hill, the trek heads towards Tadapani. Again, you will have to hurry up while embarking onto Tadapani as you are entitled to catch the sunset view from the point. O/N at Lodge

Day 06Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m) 4-5 hrs. walk. We will enjoy the early morning sunrise in Tadapani and gear up to continue our trek. Leaving Tadapani behind, we down for an hour upto Kimron Khola. We will then take a steep ascent until we reach Chhomrong. We will be bestowed with rewarding views of Annapurna south and Fishtail Mountain while scaling to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a small but beautiful village located on the lap of Annapurna Massif. Overnight, we stay at a guest house in Chhomrong. O/N at Lodge

Day 07Chhomrong to Dovan (2580m) 5-6 hrs. walk. We will have our breakfast and head towards Dovan. The trail passes via Modi Khola and enters the wooded slopes of the Himalayas. We cross the suspension bridge and ascend to Sinuwa Danda. The trail then passes though the dense rhododendron forest and reach Khuldighar. We will later descend along the stony slopes into the deep bamboo and rhododendron forest and reach Dovan. Overnight, we stay at a guest house in Dovan. O/N at Lodge

Day 08Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) 5-6 hrs. walk. Our day starts with a gradual ascent following the trail above the river through the dense forest. We then cross two streams and pass through solitary places. The beautiful sceneries will make our adventure even vibrant and exotic. We may spot variety of wildlife like wild pigs, deer and snow leopards during the treks. We will later climb to Hinko cave and ascending further we will reach Deurali. From Deurali we climb through the river bed and then climb to the mountain side. We need to be rather precarious as there are avalanche prone areas at some point of the trail. Hiking further we reach Bagar from where the trail leads us to MBC. The MBC offers the superb view of Machhapuchhre, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II and Gangapurna. Overnight, we stay at MBC. O/N at Lodge

Day 09MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) (2-3 hrs.) & back to Dovan (5-6 hrs.) Today we will be trekking to reach Annapurna Base Camp. We start our expedition enjoying the beautiful scenery and we will also see the snow boulders melting and forming small streams. The trail widens up as we enter the sanctuary. We will follow the stream and then climb to small settlement area. We will enjoy the breathtaking view of south face of Annapurna towering above the sanctuary. The ABC offers magnetic view of Himalayas including Machhapuchhere, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other majestic peaks. Later on trek back to Dovan. Overnight at Dovan.

Day 10Dovan to Jhinu (1760) (5-6 hrs.) We have our early breakfast and continue our trek to reach Jhinu. The trail leads uphill through the stone steep to the ridge before reaching Sinuwa. The trail then drops down to a hill from where we ascend to reach Chhomrong. Trekking further we reach Jhinu where we spend overnight at the guesthouse.

Day 11Jhinu to Nayapul to Pokhara (800m.) 5-6 hrs. trek, 1-hour drive. We start our expedition by crossing the bridge to reach the Kyumi village. From Kyumi village we trek to Syauli Bazaar and then descend down to Birethanti. We will reach Nayapul in approximately one hour from Birethanti. We will stop our trek after reaching Nayapul and catch a vehicle that will drive us to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara we will check in to the hotel and rest for the night.

Day 12Rest day at Pokhara/Explore Pokhara Today we can have some sightseeing around Pokhara for about 3/4 hrs. And rest of the time can be spent for shopping and walk around the lakeside

Day 13Drive back to Kathmandu 6/7 hrs. Today we drive back to Kathmandu following the gorge of the Trisuli River, arriving in Kathmandu in the afternoon. Wander around the medieval Durbar Square in the heart of the city, sample some Newari cuisine, or shop for some locally made handicrafts and souvenirs.

We will have a group farewell dinner in the evening at authentic Nepali Restaurant.

Day 14Kathmandu valley Sightseeing The Kathmandu sightseeing trip will begin in the morning. After breakfast, you will be taken to Buddhist pilgrimage Swoyambhunath, famous by the name of Monkey temple among tourists. Then, we will visit Patan Durbar (Palace) Square, one of the heritage sites where you can view many historical and cultural monuments. Later, after lunch at Patan you will visit another heritage site known as Pashupatinath Temple. This is a sacred Hindu Temple of Lord Shiva. Which is always crowded by Hindu pilgrims. Likewise, Boudhanath Shrine will be covered by the evening. O/N at Hotel

Day 15Departure to the Airport Today, we will departure you to the Airport, approximately three hours before your scheduled flight.

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