Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Duration

11

Trip Grade

Moderate

Highest Altitude

4131m

Accommodation

Tea Houses

Transportation

Bus/Jeep/Flight

Group Size

1-20

Best Season

Sept, Oct, Nov, Mar, Apr, May

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Introduction

One of Nepal’s most famous tours is the trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). It is very quick and shorter in Nepal than other treks at high altitudes. Lands, cultures, and animals are included in the trek. Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri, in addition to the most stunning and nearest view of Annapurna. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is focused on your itinerary and the duration of the walking days.

From Ghorepani, you go east to Chomrong and then again north into the Modi Kola Valley that leads up to the Base Camp. It exhibits many beautiful flowers in Spring, including Nepal’s national flora —- The rhododendron. You are accompanied by orchids, the Machhapuchhre massif, and the deepest gorge Kali Gandaki during the trek.

From Pokhara, the Annapurna trekking area is readily accessible, with numerous trailheads starting just an hour or two away. You should ensure that you have the latest trail conditions information before setting off or hiring a skilled guide before embarking on the trek. But, depending on the route you take, you can pass through Ghandruk. From Chomrung on, the trail is the same, but you can choose to include Ghorepani Poon Hill and Ghandruk, or not.
Poon hill is a point of view to Annapurna plus other peaks, as well as to sunrise and sunset. The Trek Annapurna Base Camp can be done independently, and easily. This trek can be done in all seasons, however, due to the snow level, the Base Camp can sometimes be closed in the winter. The huge rhododendron forests are in full bloom in springtime which gives the trek an extra attraction. Along with the Annapurna Road, about 70 % of the total trekkers visiting Nepal are welcome upon these trails.

More than 1 percent of the route and 3 percent of guesthouses collapsed after an earthquake, according to Miyamoto International’s damage assessment survey. The majority of the damage occurred on the Annapurna Circuit trail instead of on the ABC trail. So, during the peak autumn season (September-November) the region welcomed trekkers.

 

 

Highlights

  •  Witness the Spectacular and close view of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri
  • Visit the famous heritage sites of  Kathmandu
  •  Witness the beautiful village Ghandruk
  •  Witness the exotic flora and fauna
  •  Witness the beautiful lake city Pokhara
  • walk uphill to Sinuwa and pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar and reach our destination, the village of Bamboo
  • Enjoy an amazing view of Mt. Makhapuchhre, next to Mt. Hiunchouli, and many more.
  •  Get a chance to enjoy the hot springs tonight by walking downhill from Jhinu Danda

 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu, trek to Ghandruk: 30 minutes flight; 5-6 hours trek Early in the morning, by bus, after breakfast, you'll dart to Pokhara.
  • Day 03: Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong: 5-6 hours trek
  • Day 04: Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo: 4-5 hours trek
  • Day 05: Trek from Bamboo to Deurali: 3-4 hours trek
  • Day 06: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp: 5-6 hours trek
  • Day 07: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7-8 hours trek
  • Day 08: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda: 4-5 hours trek
  • Day 09: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul, then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1-hour drive
  • Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 11: Final Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

As you land at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport, you will find our representative to welcome you to the airport, so you can travel to your chosen Kathmandu hotel without delay.

You should spend the day as you wish. You can visit some famous heritage sites, and restaurants, in Kathmandu. You can also shop for some personal trekking equipment such as medication, Sunscreen, Trekking shorts, etc.   In the evening you will meet your guide, and you will be provided some necessary information about the trek to Annapurna base camp. 

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu, trek to Ghandruk: 30 minutes flight; 5-6 hours trek Early in the morning, by bus, after breakfast, you'll dart to Pokhara.

It’ll take nearly 30 minutes to reach Pokhara, the beautiful city on the lake. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and much more. After that, you’re going to drive to NayaPul (1 hour and 20 minutes) and start your trek from Birethanti. Trekking to Ghandruk (1940 m), a beautiful village inhabited mainly by the welcoming Gurung Community. You can explore the beautiful villages if time permits. 

Overnight in Ghandruk.

Day 03: Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong: 5-6 hours trek

You will start your journey, ascending towards Kimrungdanda while enjoying the pleasant views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail (Machhapuchhre), and Ganggapurna. Once again it would help if you descended to the Kimrong Khola taking another steep climb to Chere Danda. Then Chhomrong, your final destination for the day, will only be a gentle walk. Chhomrong is also known for its friendly surroundings and beauty lying in the lap of Mt. Annapurna. 

Overnight in Chhomorong

Day 04: Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo: 4-5 hours trek

Stepping down, you will cross the bridge over Chhomrong Khola, with 2500 steps of stone. You will walk uphill to Sinuwa and pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar and reach our destination, the village of Bamboo, for the day with easy downhill walking. 

Overnight in Bamboo.

Day 05: Trek from Bamboo to Deurali: 3-4 hours trek

You will start your trek to Deurali by passing through the humid and cold Bamboo forest and then steadily ascend with a couple of steep segments. The clue lies in reaching the Himalayan Hotel. You’re going to move closer to the Forest border. You will get an incredible view of the glacial river below, as the sun’s rays pierce through the thick trees. 

A steep climb through a drier forest is setting you on the Hinku Cave path. Then a short downhill and steep ascend will get you closer to the day’s destination, Deurali. It is a place of beautiful scenery that gives us a magical view of the valley, the river below, and the cliffs above with thin waterfall bands.

Overnight in Deurali.

Day 06: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp: 5-6 hours trek

On this day finally, you will be trekking toward Annapurna Base Camp. 

Then climbing gently through a riverbed, you will get to Bagar on a steep trail on the side of the mountains. Eventually, you will be challenged by one of the most strenuous hikes towards the base camp of Machhapuchhre. After arriving at Machhapuchhre Base Camp, there will be a fantastic view of Mt. Makhapuchhre, next to Mt. Hiunchouli, and many more.

It’s seen as one of the walk’s most rewarding experiences. As you walk towards ABC the forest and vegetation slowly disappear and the path widens as you enter the sanctuary of Annapurna. 

Overnight in Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 07: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7-8 hours trek

From Annapurna Base Camp, today you will be darting back toward Bamboo.

You will return your steps to Bamboo from ABC. You will have more energy to appreciate the landscapes since the trek will mostly be downhill. You are going to spend the night in the village of Bamboo.

Day 08: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda: 4-5 hours trek

Today you will leave Bamboo and move toward Jhinu Danda. 

Walking an uphill trail to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola, you cross the steps to Chhomrong on the stone. Then the trail descends to Jhinu Danda where you are going to rest for the night. 

You’ll have a unique chance to enjoy the hot springs tonight by walking downhill from Jhinu Danda for 15-20 minutes to soothe your aching muscles.

Day 09: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul, then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1-hour drive

This day will be the last day of your trip.

You will be trekking toward Nayapul and after that, you will have a drive toward Pokhara. You can also scrutinize the beautiful lake town of Pokhara if you’re fascinated. Pokhara is one of Nepal’s popular tourist destinations. In Pokhara, you can taste the beauty of the lakes and the adventure. 

You can enjoy boating, pony rides, paragliding, bungee or relax on one of the valley’s many lakes.

Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu

We will head towards Kathmandu after Pokhara. 

On the way, you’ll be having your snacks and lunch. By the late afternoon, you hit Kathmandu. You can rest at your hotel and you can wander nearby places in the evening, visit Thamel town, which is the perfect place to visit at night.

Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 11: Final Departure

We will drive you to Tribhuvan International Airport before a few hours of departure. You can also visit some nearby restaurants in your free time if you want to.

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