Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 15 Days

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“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an exceptional Himalayan trek which takes you on a once in a lifetime journey inside the magnificent Annapurna region within a couple of weeks. You can explore naturally affluent Pokhara valley, watch the charismatic sunrise views over the snowcapped Himalayas from Poon hill & even gain a deep insight to local Magar and Gurung cultures. Moreover, this trek lets you get lost in the mystical foothills of world’s tenth highest Himalayan peak and reach the glorious Annapurna Base Camp.

Starting with a sightseeing tour around the UNESCO World Heritage sites around the capital city of Kathmandu, you get to explore many iconic temples, monasteries and stupas which are enriched with immense history and values of Nepalese people. After exploring the Kathmandu valley, we are planned to take drive towards the scenic lake city of Pokhara where you can have a glance at the revered Mt. Machapuchare while boating on the tranquil waters of Phewa Lake. With all the positive energy, we now initiate our trekking with a short drive to Nayapul and start trekking towards Tikhedhunga through scenic waterfalls and valleys. Trekking further through streams, dense forests & suspension bridges, we can witness the spectacular natural scenery, chirping birds, floras and faunas. Upon arriving at Ghorepani, an early morning Poon hill hike awaits us the next day which allows us to capture the best panoramic sunrise views over the Annapurna Himalayan range, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machapuchare and other surrounding peaks. Moving on, our trek follows a trail filled with beautiful rhododendron forests, gorges, valleys and small settlements. We even go past the enchanting Machapuchare Base Camp and make our way towards the base camp of Mt. Annapurna (8,091m). So, as you arrive at the flamboyant ABC, you’re bound to be fascinated by the surrounding grand Himalayas which shall exceed all your imagination & expectations. Now we begin tracing our steps back down towards Jhinudanda, Nayapul and Pokhara for a return to Kathmandu city where we conclude our trek.

There should not be an issue regarding altitude during our ABC trek as it is a moderate walk inside Annapurna region without involvement of crossing through high passes. All the trekking enthusiasts with average fitness level are welcomed to do this trek. We also suggest March to May & September to November as the best trekking seasons for this trek, however it can also be done throughout the entire year.

Contact us to join this spell-binding trek to the Annapurna Base Camp and make your holiday a memorable one with us.

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m) 6 hrs Overnight at hotel,(Breakfast, Included)
  • Day 03: The Scenic Drive to Nayapul 1.5 Hrs Birethanti – Ulleri (2070m) 5 Hrs. Overnight at Guest House.
  • Day 04: Ulleri – Ghorepani (2850m) 5 Hrs. Overnight at Guest House.
  • Day 05: Hiking -Poonhill & trek to Tadapani (2500m.) 6 Hrs.Overnight at Guest House.
  • Day 06: Tadapani – Chomorung (2020m) 5 Hrs. Overnight at Guest House.
  • Day 07: Chomorung – Dovan (2600m) 5 Hrs. Overnight at Guest House.
  • Day 08: Dovan – Deurali (3200m) 4 Hrs. Overnight at Guest House.
  • Day 09: Deurali – Annapurna Base Camp (4210m) 5 Hrs. Overnight at Guest House.
  • Day 10: Explore the hidden Valley in the morning and trek back Bamboo. Overnight at Guest House
  • Day 11: Trek to Jhinu Danda (hot spring). Enjoy the evening at hot spring. Overnight at Guest House
  • Day 12: Trek to Pothana via Landruk. Overnight at Guest House
  • Day 13: Trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara. Overnight Hotel.
  • Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel
  • Day 15: Transfer to Airport for your onward Journey. Farewell!

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.

Welcome to Nepal. Today you will arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Our office representative will pick you up from the arrival terminals and transfer to your respective chosen hotel. You will take part in short pre-trip briefing and you are free for rest of the day to take a walk around Kathmandu streets. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m) 6 hrs Overnight at hotel,(Breakfast, Included)

Very early in the morning after having our meal, we get ready for the 6 to 7 hours of 200km comfortable bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It is an picturesque drive with a chance to view beautiful natural vistas, popular Trishuli and Marshyandi rivers along with a hint of village life in Nepal with taste of street foods at couple of stops in the way. Upon arrival at Pokhara, check in to hotel and overnight stay.

Day 03: The Scenic Drive to Nayapul 1.5 Hrs Birethanti – Ulleri (2070m) 5 Hrs. Overnight at Guest House.

Our trekking activity begins today as we take a short an hour of drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. We trek towards Birethanti across the beautiful river tributaries. During these initial days of our trek, we also get and excellent chance to witness the distant yet beautiful views of Annapurna Himalayan range. The greenery and pristine surroundings make our trip more beautiful experience. Later at the end of the day , we stay overnight at guest  house in Ulleri.

Day 04: Ulleri – Ghorepani (2850m) 5 Hrs. Overnight at Guest House.

We will have our lumpsum meal in the morning, get that energy back and start our trekking through probably the most challenging part of the trek to climb the stone stairs for couple of hours. It will be quite a steep for first two hours and gradually it will take you to the Ghorepani. Beautiful closeup views of Annapurna Himalayas are seen from Ghorepani and we will stay overnight there at 2856m above sea level at local guest house.

Day 05: Hiking -Poonhill & trek to Tadapani (2500m.) 6 Hrs.Overnight at Guest House.

We wake up very early in the morning before sunrise and hike towards Poonhill that takes from 90 minutes to two hours with a help of torch light. Getting there at Poonhill will be an extra ordinary feeling witnessing the beautiful panoramic sunrise views over the Himalayas, a true pleasure for our eyes and definitely one of the best highlight of this trek. Later at the end of the day, we descend towards Tadapani walking through the dense forests. Overnight stay at local guest house in Tadapani.

Day 06: Tadapani – Chomorung (2020m) 5 Hrs. Overnight at Guest House.

We will be walking around the foothills of Annapurna Himalayas for around next six hours today. Walking through forests and getting insights into local culture and traditions of inhabitants, we do enjoy the nearby waterfalls, chirping sound of birds spot natural habitats, flora fauna and finally stay overnight at Chhomrong where we will be warmly welcomed by Gurung communities.

Day 07: Chomorung – Dovan (2600m) 5 Hrs. Overnight at Guest House.

With gradual increase in altitude, we continue our Annapurna base camp trek journey through magical green trees. And at Dovan we get plenty of chances to see the local deer and monkeys hanging and welcoming the tourists. We also get chance to see beautiful views of snow capped Annapurna Himalayas. It will be comparatively short walking day for around three hours where later upon arrival at Dovan, we stay overnight at local tea house.

Day 08: Dovan – Deurali (3200m) 4 Hrs. Overnight at Guest House.

From Dovan walking through the lap of mountain lands, trails, greenery for around 4 hours, we finally arrive at Deurali. Upon arrival at Deurali, again the magnificent views of Himalayas is seen. Today, according to your physical fitness and energy level, you also have an option to hike to Machhapuchre base camp. However, usually, we stay overnight at Deurali so that next day we can stay overnight at ABC via MBC.

Day 09: Deurali – Annapurna Base Camp (4210m) 5 Hrs. Overnight at Guest House.

It will be the most important day of our trek as we head towards Annapurna Base Camp. Excellent 360 panoramic views of Himalayas is seen and it would be a great overall experience at base camp of Mt. Annapurna. Overnight at local guest house.

Day 10: Explore the hidden Valley in the morning and trek back Bamboo. Overnight at Guest House

We wake up early in the morning to witness never seen before sunrise views at Annapurna base camp. We explore the beautiful hidden valley that only selected number of people have visited. Later we descend towards Bamboo through amazing green forests and stay overnight at local guesthouse.

Day 11: Trek to Jhinu Danda (hot spring). Enjoy the evening at hot spring. Overnight at Guest House

It will be another day of walking through continuous ascends and descends towards Jhinu dada. The popular place where after 20 minutes of walking down the stairs we arrive at natural hotspring on the bank of Modi River. Relax and rejuvenate, get back your energy level and stay overnight at local guest house.

Day 12: Trek to Pothana via Landruk. Overnight at Guest House

We will take a gradual descend today enjoying the beautiful natural landscape views comprising terraced fields, the local Gurung villages, jungle walk along the lush green forests. Overall we capture the amazing blend of nature with culture and atmosphere. Today we take a lunch break at Landruk and stay overnight at local guest house in Pothana.

Day 13: Trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara. Overnight Hotel.

It will be our final trekking day as we head towards Phedi through stone paved roads. Excellent views of Himalayas is seen from this culturally affluent Gurung village. After couple of hours of walk and about an hour of drive, we again reach at beautiful lake city of Pokhara. There will be plenty of time left, so later, we can explore major attractions of Pokhara. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel

Today we will return towards Kathmandu on bus. However, you also have an option of flying at extra flight cost. After arrival at Kathmandu, if free time remains, stroll around the heritage sites and later relaxed overnight stay in hotel. You will be invited to our special farewell dinner too on the occasion of successful completion of amazing Annapurna base camp trek.

Day 15: Transfer to Airport for your onward Journey. Farewell!

In this final day of the trip itinerary, you will be transferred to TIA in Kathmandu to catch your scheduled international flight. Farewell friend!

Price Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by private car / Van.
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 1 highly experienced helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people), their food, accommodation, salary, and equipments, insurance.
  • Best available local lodge to lodge accommodation (twin sharing ) during the trek;
  • Two nights’ twin sharing accommodation with breakfast tourist standard hotel in Pokhara
  • All Surface Transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara Kathmandu my tourist Bus
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping bag during Annapurna base camp trekking
  • Annapurna conservation permit and all necessary permits.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • 1 night accommodation in Pokhara (inclusive of Government taxes, breakfast, lunch & dinner).
  • Government taxes & Office Service charge.

Price Excludes

  • All Meals
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.).
  • All kind of cold drink like alcoholic and mineral water, Coke, Fanta, Juice etc…
  • Hot and cold shower during the mountain.
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tips is Expected)

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