Annapurna Base Camp Trek
During Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we can see cascading waterfalls, beautiful villages, terraced farmlands, lush rhododendron forests, and amazing mountain vistas before reaching the base of the mighty Annapurna.
It is a deep glacier, which gives the effect of an amphitheatre surrounded by a ring of impressive high peaks including Hiun Chuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna l, Ganggapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre.
The trail to this awe-inspiring scene ascends the Annapurna foothills through forested hillsides, where we are given a taste of Nepal’s magical and majestic vistas with a spectacular sunrise over the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri at Poon Hill.
It continues through scattered Gurung settlements, crosses terraced fields and abundant forests before climbing gradually into a world of ice and snow at the Base Camp, the “Sanctuary of the Gods’’.
Returning to Pokhara by a different route this trek offers truly fascinating scenery, with a combination of picturesque rice-fields, villages and a panorama of high peaks.
- Spectacular glacier and mountain views from Annapurna Base Camp
- Splendid views of Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Mt Fishtail and Annapurna I
- Adventure lodge to lodge trek to Annapurna region.
- Hot bath in natural hot springs in Jhinu Danda
- Scenic hike across typical Gurung villages
- Visit to Annapurna and Machhapuchhere base camp
- See beautiful sunrises over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri
- Trek through lush rhododendron forests
- Admire beautiful cascading waterfalls
- Scheduling: Shared Tour
- Languages offered on activity/tour: English, Chinese, Hindi
- Duration: 12 days
- Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Instant Confirmation
- Live GuideEnglish, German, French, Chinese
- Pick-up servicePick-up drop-off from Kathmandu airport
- Easy CancellationThere is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
- National park entry fees
- One cultural show and dinner
- Govt. trained guide and necessary porters with their insurance, salary and meals
- Full board meal 3 times a day during the trek
- All Ground transportation
- 2 nights 3 star Level Hotel in pokhara with Breakfast
- 2 nights 3 star Level Hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast
- All accommodation in simple t-houses during the trek
- TIMS permit
- Tips for guide and porter
- Major meals in cities
- Battery re-charge
- All personal expenses such as bar bills, water and snacks
- Personal travel insurance
On arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by one of our representatives
After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to your hotel.
Drive to Pokhara, by tourist bus. Reach Pokhara, the beautiful lake city and catch great views of the Himalayas from the right side of the bus.
Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft) 6 hour drive . (1940m/6360 ft):
After breakfast, we drive to Nayapul (1 hour and 20 minutes) and start the trek.
From Birethanti, we trek to Ghandruk (1940m), a beautiful village mostly inhabited by the Gurung community. If time permits, we also visit the Gurung museum today.
At this juncture, we climb up for around an hour up to Kimrungdanda. On the way, we can enjoy great views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Ganggapurna.
A steep descent takes us to KimrongKhola. After another steep ascent from KimrongKhola to ChereDanda, we descend for a while then it’s a gentle walk to Chhomrong.
Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massive.
Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 5 - 6 hours
The trail out of Chhomrong descends via 2500 stone steps and crosses the ChhomrongKhola on a swaying suspension bridge.
It is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. Next, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo. Overnight in Dovan.
Chhomrong to Dovan (2610m/7578ft): 4 - 5 hours
We pass through the bamboo forest which is damp and cold then ascend steadily with fewer steep sections. It is only after reaching Himalaya Hotel that the forest opens up and we are out in the sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below.
It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here we can see the trail drop closer to the river before climbing again to Deurali, the most scenic stretch of the day.
The vegetation is sparser, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below, and the sheer rock face cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls.
Dovan to Machhapuchera Basecamp (3730m/11,595ft): 5 to 6 Hour
Climb gently through a river bed then over a steep trail over to the mountain side. The trek from Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat strenuous.
From Annapurna Basecamp views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which are certainly rewarding experiences.
The vegetation changes on our way to ABC and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna Sanctuary. From here, we get sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us.
The Sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding the 360-degree panorama. From Base Camp we again get to savour mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks.
Stay overnight in Annapurna Basecamp. (4130m/13135ft): 5- 6 hours
Today we can see sunshine in the white mountains early in the morning. Explore around base camp and have breakfast before packing up and walking down to Dovan or Bamboo.
From Bamboo, it is an uphill trek to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Then we climb the stone steps to Chhomrong.
The trail then descends to JhinuDanda, where we will be resting for the night. Today we will have an opportunity to enjoy hot springs just 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda to soothe our aching body.
Dovan to JhinuDanda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 - 6 hours
On our way to Nayapul from JhinuDanda, we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal.
We will have lunch on the way and our trek will end at Nayapul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara.
From Jihinu Trek to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 1/2 hour drive
Today after breakfast drive to Kathmandu by coach.
In the evening enjoy a cultural show and dinner.
Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today!
Our representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
- Hiking poles
- Need down jacket and gear for trekking
- You should be fit and fine for trekking