The mystic mountains, beautiful landscapes, extraordinary combination of natural and cultural heritages make this trek to the lap of one of the world’s tallest mountains, Annapurna (8091 m) a lifetime memory. Annapurna Base Camp is the most visited trekking destination among the native and foreign trekkers that come to Nepal. The trekkers have a choice to take the common route to Annapurna Base Camp or the optional route to Annapurna Sanctuary to form the trip a bit extended one. The magnificent views of mountains together with Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail peak), the attractive natural vegetations and cultural diversity make Annapurna Base Camp trek an interesting journey to be cherished throughout the life.
This trek is of moderate difficulty because the trekkers have to walk for 6-7 hours per day on the normal trekking trails. However, ascending to the base camp could be a bit physically tight. Therefore, the trekkers should make themselves aware and alert concerning their fitness and health condition.
The Autumn and Spring seasons are the best time to do Annapurna Base Camp trek. The monsoon season isn’t typically preferred due to unfavorable conditions for stunning views and mountain trails. But still, some days during the summer (mostly June) are also favorable times to explore the wonder of the Annapurna Conservation Area.
You arrive at Tribhuwan International Airpot. Glacier Nepal treks representative welcome you at the airport and take you to the hotel by privet vehicle. After a short rest, You will meet the guide at our office. you may have some questions about the trekking he will give you answer the question. Overnight at the hotel.
Kathmandu to Pokhara Drive (Around 6- 7 hours) After having breakfast in the morning we drive to Pokhara by tourist bus. It takes around 6- 7 hours to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu. You can also take the flight which takes about 30 minutes and in the remaining time, take your time to explore the Pokhara city and Lakeside. We stay overnight at Pokhara.
Pokhara to Nayapul Drive 1.30 hrs and trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m) – 3 Hours we are going to begin our actual trek from Nayapul. So we take a short drive to Nayapul from Pokhara which takes about an hour. From Nayapul, we take a short walk along the banks of Modi Khola, which brings us to Birethanti (1015m). From there, our trail continues through the village and climbs continuously up the side to the Hille (1495m). We eventually reach Tikhedhunga (1577m) where we stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani Trek (2850m) – 6 Hours From Tikhedhunga, we move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri (2010m). Ulleri is a large Magar village. Our trail ascends more gently from this point through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti (2250m). After walking for a couple of hours, we arrive at Ghorepani (2840m) where we stay overnight.
Early morning Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2610m) – 5 Hours Early in the morning today, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3210m) which is a best viewpoint in the Annapurna Region. Poon Hill offers the best opportunity to witness the phenomenal panorama of the beautiful peaks including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Poon Hill is regarded as the Photographer’s paradise. You can enjoy the unobstructed views of the sunrise over stunning snowcapped Himalayas. Poon Hill also offers the best views of sunset too. After spending about an hour at Poon Hill, we return back to Ghorepani. We take our breakfast at Ghorepani and after that we continue climbing along the ridges through the forest of pines and rhododendron. The climb brings us to Deurali (3200m) and descending further takes us to Tadapani eventually. We stay overnight at a guesthouse in Tadapani (2650m).
Tadapani to Chhomrung Trek (2170m) – 5 Hours we start our steep downhill walk today through the forests of rhododendrons. Leaving Tadapani and descending through the forests, we reach Gurung village of Gurjung as the trail eases. After Gurjung, we eventually walk to Chhomrung which at the elevation of 2140m. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Chhomrung to Dovan Trek (2500m) – 5½ Hours Our trail drops down to the Chhomrung Khola today and again we continue climbing to Sinuwa and jental flat and descend to bamboo and We walk little further clearing the forest and the follow the steeply down trail towards the bottom of the gorge, Dovan. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Dovan to Machapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) – 6 Hours It’s relatively short trek today. Our day begins early in the morning with the climb through bamboo forests first, and then through the forest of rhododendron on to Hinku Cave. We passing Deurali and bagar to climbing up to Machapuchhre Base Camp and stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Machapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4131m) – 2and Half hour Machhapuchhre Base Camp which is often known as Annapurna Sanctuary as the area is surrounded by mountains, we trek further two hours to reach Annaupurna Base Camp at the elevation of 4130m. From Annapurna Base Camp, you can observe some of the awe-inspiring views of mountains. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) to Bamboo Trek (2345m) – 6 Hours Today, we return to Bamboo following the same trail back. Our trail drops by 1700m to the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo at 2345m. You can find few teahouses/lodges available to stay at Bamboo. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Bamboo to Jhinu Hot Spring Trek (1780m) – 5 Hours until Chhomrung, we follow the same trail back from Bamboo. Once we have passed Khuldighar, we continue our trail through rhododendron and bamboo fields. The trail descends very steeply from Chhomrung to Jhinu Hot Spring. You can enjoy the natural hot springs at Jhinu. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Trek from Jhinu Danda to Siwai – 3 hours, and drive back to Pokhara – two and half hours. We walk at the right side of Modi Khola for about 3 hours up to Siwai so from this place we can get the local jeep back to Pokhara and overnight stay at the hotel.
Pokhara to Kathmandu Drive we have to leave from our hotel 7 am after breakfast and bus leave 7:30 am from tourist Bus Park. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you can utilize your time for the last minute shopping or you can explore around the city. We celebrate the Farewell Dinner together with us and spend overnight at the hotel.
This is your final day in Nepal. Glacier Nepal treks representative will drop you to Tribhuwan international airport by privet vehicle. Home sweet home.
Activities:Trekking and Hiking
Includes & Excludes
- Two times Arrival/Departure.
- Arrival /Departure by Private transport.
- By tourist bus Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu.
- 9 nights’ accommodation in mountain tea houses.
- Government License holder trekking guide.
- Coverage of guides and porters meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and
- Other necessary equipment.
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee and national park fee.
- Medical kit.
- All Government and Local Taxes.
- International Flight.
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
- Hotel in Kathmandu.
- All foods and drinks during the trek.
- Trekking (because of any reason) prior to the plan scheduled itinerary.
- Personal nature of expenses such as laundry, telephone call, battery recharge.
- Shopping and hot shower during the trek.
- Laundry, extra porters, beverages etc.
- Personal clothing and gear.
- Travel insurance.
- Tips for guide and porters.
- Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, Illness,
- Change of government policy,political instability raises strike, moment etc.
- Bar beverage bills.
- Please if you need porter Us 15 per porter per day.