The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a popular trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It offers breathtaking views of some of the world's highest peaks, including Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail), and Gangapurna. The trek takes you through diverse landscapes, ranging from lush green forests to high-altitude deserts. It is a challenging but rewarding journey, with an average duration of 5-12 days.
The starting point of the trek is Nayapul, which is located about an hour's drive from Pokhara. From Nayapul, you follow the Modi Khola river and cross several suspension bridges, before entering the beautiful rhododendron forest. The trail then passes through small villages and terraced fields, where you can interact with the friendly local people and learn about their culture and lifestyle.
As you ascend higher, the vegetation gradually changes to scrub forests, and you get your first glimpse of the towering peaks of the Annapurna range. The trail then becomes steeper, and you cross several small streams before reaching Hinko Cave, which is a popular stopover point for the night.
The next day, you continue your ascent towards the base camp, passing through the beautiful Deurali and Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The trail becomes progressively more challenging, but the views of the mountains become more and more breathtaking. After several hours of steep ascent, you reach Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 meters), which is surrounded by towering peaks on all sides.
The base camp is an unforgettable experience, with its stunning mountain views, glacial streams, and high-altitude flora and fauna. You can spend a night at the base camp, and then start your descent the next day. On the way down, you retrace your steps back to Nayapul, passing through the same villages and forests that you encountered on your way up.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a physically challenging journey, and requires a good level of fitness and preparation. However, it is a rewarding experience, and is highly recommended for anyone who loves adventure, nature, and mountain scenery. It is also an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and learn about the way of life in rural Nepal.
In conclusion, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal, and offers a unique opportunity to experience the natural beauty and cultural richness of the Himalayan region. With its stunning mountain views, diverse landscapes, and friendly local people, it is an unforgettable journey that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.
Facts of the Annapurna Base camp Trek
Accommodation:- Hotel in cities /teahouse or camping in Trek
Best time to visit:- Early September to late December/Mid February to Early July
Culture: Gurung/ Poon Magar
Elevation up to:- 4130m/ ABC
Trip end:- Kathmandu
Group size:-Min 2 pax/ Max 30 pax
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Trip briefing class and Trek preparing day(Kathmandu city tour option)
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (Option: 25 min flight), 6 hours driving
Day 04: Drive to Naya Pul for an hour and trek to Ulreri village (2020m). Walking 6 hours,
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2860m). Walking 5 hours,
Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill for sunrise and trek to Tadapani (2520m). Walking 7 hours,
Day 07: Trek Sinuwa (2360). Walking 7 hours,
Day 08: Trek Deurali (3230m ). Walking 7 hours,
Day 09: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m). Walking 5 hours,
Day 10: Annapurna base camp to Bamboo(3210m) . Walking 6 hours,
Day 11: Bamboo to Jinu Hot spring (1780m). Walking 6 hours,
Day 12: Jinu Danda to Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara ,6 hours walking and an hour driving
Day 13:.Drive/Fly back to Kathmandu or joining in other tours
Day 14: Departure
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m)
When you enter in Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Our representative will meet you and transfer to Hotel. You will have a welcome dinner at the traditional Nepalese restaurant and see a Nepalese cultural program and get pleasure from fine meal.
Day 02: Trip briefing and trek preparing
Our tour leader will come for the pre-trip meeting in the morning which includes briefing and preparation for the trek , after you have option for sightseeing around Kathmandu which is the city of temples and the world heritage sites.
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara
After having breakfast in the morning today, we drive to Pokhara. It takes around 6/7 hours to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu by road. You can also take a 30 min flight to Pokhara . In the remaining time you can explore the Pokhara city and Lakeside.
Day 04: From Pokhara trek to Ulreri village (2020m)
Today, from Pokhara drive to Naya Pul where we will start the trek. After reaching Birethanti, we walk on the trail to Tikhedunga , after Tikhedunga taking around an hour and half climb a straight way up to Ulari for the overnight
Day 05: Ulreri to Gorepani (2850m)
We make our ascents to the Ghodepani village. The name Ghodepani in Nepali means horse water owing to its role as an important campsite for the traders before it became a trekker’s teahouse. Ghodepani is an interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products and craft. The town has two parts; one is a saddle and other a few hundred feet lower. Since Ghodepani lies quite higher than a previous stop, we begin to feel chilly weather especially in the evenings. We overnight in Ghodepani with beautiful view of Annapurna & Dhaulagiri mountain range.
Day 06: Ghore Pani to Tadapani (2665m)
Today is a special day because we conquer the Poonhill an icon of Annapurna region. The route offers the glimpse of the pleasant rhododendron forest. This brilliant viewpoint provides us an obstructed sunrise over the high Himalayas and the wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalayan of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fishtail) and all the way to Manaslu. After a great time return back to Ghodepani for breakfast and continue trek to Tadapani for overnight.
Day 07: Trek to Sinuwa (2360)
Today’s trial descends to Kimrong Khola (A small mountain river) through the forest of rhododendron. We then walk towards to Chhomrong crossing through the Gurjung village where we can have our lunch. Chhomrong village offers you close view of Mt Annapurna south and Hiunchuli and the virgin peak Mount Fishtail (Machhapuchhre) along long terrace village settlement. Chhomrong is the biggest Gurung settlement of this area. After lunch our trial decent to the Chhomrong khola and the trial lead us to the small place of Sinuwa hill for overnight.
Day 08: Trek Deurali (3230m)
After breakfast we start our trek going down to Bamboo through non habited forest area. A trek of the narrow Modi Khola valley will bring you Deurali for overnight.
Day 09: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m)
After taking Breakfast in the morning , we start trekking to Machhapuchhre base camp about 2 hour working through the magnificent Mountain View. Continue walk to Annapurna base camp There are amazing views of the south facade of Annapurna. Annapurna Base Camp grips a stunning view of peaks setting 360 degrees. We will get to view Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna south, Hiunchuli and a number of more peaks. Overnight we will stay at Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m)
Today wake up with the glimpse of sunrise over Mount Annapurna “I” and surrounding mountains and after a close up view of high mountains retrace back the journey to Bamboo for the overnight. As you know that here as well few guest house settled for the purpose of tourism services. You can take rest and relax in the evening with a good memorable view of many snow capped peaks and enjoy the dinner.
Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu Dada (1760m)
From Bamboo, we will walk a vertically up path to the Kuldi Ghar subsequent to Sinuwa, walking on the stone steps that straightly move to Lower Chhomrong. After that, we make way to the rocky steps to arrive at Upper Chhomrong. From Chhomrong, we walk down to Jhinu Danda. Here, we can take pleasure from hot springs laying 25-min in front from Jhinu Danda. Overnight at Jhinu Dada.
Day 12: Jhinu Dada to Naya Pul to Pokhara : 6 hrs trek, 1 hr drive
Leaving Jhinu danda, we will stroll through New Bridge and after that to Kyumi village. We wander to Syauli bazaar and then move downhill to Birethanti. Walking for approximately an hour more from Birethanti we will get to Naya Pul. After that, from Naya Pul, we will go back to reach Pokhara.
Day 13: Drive/fly back to Kathmandu
This morning you can walk around Lakeside areas after breakfast we drive /fly back to Kathmandu evening we will pick you up for farewell dinner with Nepalese family or you can join in others tours grom pokhara.
Today is your last day at Kathmandu. It is your free morning so you can have your some shopping or explore any activities that you have missed. You have your breakfast on hotel and in your time transfer to the airport and our trips end up here. Have a wonderful memory of this trip with us and plan ahead to your onward destination.
Please make sure to plan and budget for these items not included in the package to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trekking experience in the Annapurna region.
For an Annapurna Base Camp trek in Nepal, you'll need a range of equipment and clothing to ensure your safety, comfort, and enjoyment. Here's a detailed list of essential items to consider:
Personal & Medical:
Remember that you may have different equipment needs depending on the time of year, the specific route, and the weather conditions during your trek. Be sure to consult with your tour operator and trekking guide to ensure you have the most suitable gear for your Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
|Duration: 14 Days|
|Average price: US$ 1000 only *per person|