Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek combines a moderate walking with exquisite natural and cultural surroundings like no other treks in Nepal. Annapurna sanctuary trek is great introduction of Nepal trekking holiday’s connecting with varieties of culture, pretty landscapes, breathtaking Himalayan views. Annapurna Base Camp trek is moderate level of difficulty. Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek is best introduction trekking holidays in Nepal. Visit Himalaya treks offer 14 days trek that includes Ghorepani Poon Hill popular view point in Lap of mount Annapurna. Annapurna Sanctuary trek itself 10 days Trek start from Pokhara and end at Pokhara.
Annapurna sanctuary trek provide Lovely terrain varying from the sub-tropical valleys with terraced fields to magnificent jungle of Rhododendron keeps Annapurna Base Camp Trek interesting throughout the trek. Especially in the month of March and April, along these very areas, colorful blooming rhododendron jungles is one of the major highlights compared to contrasting alpine vegetation found later on higher elevations. These picturesque landscapes are well complemented by the towering peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also mostly known for a combination of breathtaking views and warm hospitality of local people on the trail.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route
Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts from the hot and humid Nayapul and climbs to Poon Hill, the best viewpoint for Annapuna and Dhaulagiri Range. The short, scenic and stunning Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is also a part of this Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Breathtaking views at sunrise from the Poon Hill includes views of Annapurna South (7219 meters), Annapurna Fang (7467 meters), Fishtail (known by Machapuchare 6993 meters) Annapurna II (7937 meters), on the northside; Lamjung Himal Range in the North East. Dhaulagiri (8167 meters), Tukuche peak (6920 meters) and Dhampus peak (6012 meters) in the western part completes the panorama. Trekking continues toward Chomrong, another lovely and major settlement of the region via Tadapani, a more quite and serene place on the route. After crossing Sinuwa (2360 meters), the trail enters into the main and narrow valley of Modi Khola towards Annapurna Base Camp. Small bunches of lodges and guesthouses at Bamboo, Dovan, Himalaya, Deurali leads to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Afterwards, the valley opens a little wider and ends at Annapurna Base Camp with mountains enclosing in every directions. Annapurna I (8091 meters), popular trekking peaks Tharpu Chuli, also known as Tent Peak (5663 meters) Singu Chuli (6501 meters), Annapurna South (7219 meters) and Hiunchuli (6441 meters) encloses the valley, justifying its name as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.
On the return, a relaxing and refreshing bath in the hot springs at Jhinu danda awaits. The stunning panorama can even be enjoyed at the end of trek at Pokhara, providing a fitting climax to Annapurna Base camp Trek.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek short Itinerary;
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1335 meters)
Day 2: Fly to Pokhara (900 meters)
Day 3: Trek to Ghorepani. (2850 meters)
Day 4: Climb Poon Hill (3210 meters) and trek to Tadapani. (2600 meters
Day 5: Trek to Chomrong. (2100 meters)
Day 6: Trek to Dovan. (2500 meters)
Day 7: Trek to Machapuchhre Base Camp.
Day 8: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp. (4130 meters)
Day 9: Trek back to Bamboo. (2310 meters)
Day 10: Trek back to Jhinu Danda. (1780 meters)
Day 11: Trek to Naya Pul and drive to Pokhara.
Day 12: Pokhara Sightseeing.
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 14: Departure.
- Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1335 meters)
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. (Overnight at Hotel)
- Day 2: Fly to Pokhara (900 meters), drive to Naya Pul (1000 meters) and trek to Tikhedunga. (1550 meters)
An early morning 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. Pokhara is the lake city of the country and is less polluted and crowded compared to Kathmandu. Views of Annapurna range and the dominating figure of Machapuchhre (also known as Fishtail) (6997 meters) dominates both the sky and the beautiful Phewa Lake with its reflection in it. A private car will drop us at Naya Pul, an hour and half hour away from Pokhara. The trek starts at Nayapul and passes through the villages of Birethanthi, Sudame and Hille. The trail follows the Bhurungdi Khola (Khola Means River in Nepali) for the whole day and finally reaches the day’s destination, Tikhedhunga. An easy and short day to kick off the trek. (1:30 hours drive and 3 hours trek) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 3: Trek to Ghorepani. (2850 meters)
After crossing the Bhurungdi Khola on a suspension bridge at the start of the day, climbing steep paved steps until the village of Ulleri finally gets the day and the trek going. It steadies a bit and turns gradual up to Banthati. After Banthati, the trail starts to go gradually uphill through the shades of the Rhododendron forest and passes Nange Thati, the last village before reaching Ghorepani. (5 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 4: Climb Poon Hill (3210 meters) and trek to Tadapani. (2600 meters)
Early morning hike up to Poon Hill (1 hour), one of the best viewpoint of the region to enjoy the sunrise above the spectacular mountain ranges of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. We return for breakfast at Ghorepani and then trek towards Tadapani, climbing a gentle ridge of yet another Rhododendron forest with the views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges still delighting us. The trail leaves the ridge after Deurali and starts to descend down steeply to Nange Thati. A steady and easy walk is soon followed again by another descend down to a small stream with a final climb in the afternoon finally ending the day at Tadapani. (5 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 5: Trek to Chomrong. (2100 meters)
A downhill trail in the lovely jungle takes to Chuile (2170 meters) and more descend follows up to Kimrong Khola. Another suspension bridge and a steep climb follows, until the trail finally steadies at the latter part of the day just before reaching the village of Chomrong . Chomrong is one of the biggest settlements of the region and offers a close up view of Annapurna South (7219 meters) and Hiunchuli (6434 meters). (5 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 6: Trek to Dovan. (2500 meters)
The day starts with another descend and ascend of the valley. The ascend ends at Sinuwa enters the final valley that leads to the Annapurna Base Camp. A gradual walk through the jungle leads to Bamboo and the trail stills continues in the jungle slowly gaining more height as it reaches Dovan. (5 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 7: Trek to Machapuchhre Base Camp. (3700 meters)
After Dovan, the jungle starts to get thinner and after passing through Himalaya, the alpine vegetation can be enjoyed for the first time on the trek. A careful passing of the infamous avalanche prone area and a gradual climb leads to a wider valley with the mountains slowly appearing on the northern direction. A different angled view of Machapuchhre and Annapurna South waits at Machapuchhre Base Camp. (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 8: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp. (4130 meters)
An easy walking with eye-catching Himalaya’s views on the gradual landscapes leads to the Annapurna Base Camp. The Base Camp is situated just above the South Annapurna glacier and is enclosed by towering mountain on all other direction than the valley leading to it and thus giving it the name of Annapurna Sanctuary. Annapurna I (8091 meters), Annapurna Fang (7647 meters), Annapurna South (7219 meters), Hiunchuli (6434 meters), Gandharva Chuli (5695 meters) and Machapuchhre (6997 meters) are all visible from Base Camp at a different angle than viewed from Poon Hill keeping the trek and views interesting as ever. (2 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 9: Trek back to Bamboo. (2310 meters)
An early morning wake up to enjoy sunrise over the mountains is an interesting option before heading back to Bamboo. The return route is the same route and with an 1800 meters drop in altitude, most part of the day is spent descending. (6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 10: Trek back to Jhinu Danda. (1780 meters)
The trek still continues on the same route as of before all the way up to Chomrong. From Chomrong, the trek heads into a new route following a steep descent of the paved steps that leads us Jhinu Danda. From Jhinu Danda, an exciting option of hot spring is available nearby; another 20 minutes descend to the banks of the Modi Khola. (5 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 11: Trek to Naya Pul and drive to Pokhara.
A steep descend leads to the Modi Khola and continue to follow the undulating path on the banks of the river until Syauli Bazaar. The path joins with the newly built road and stays on the road until Birethanti. A short walk to Naya Pul finally ends the trek. A private vehicle awaits and a couple of hours drive separates you from the city and its luxuries. (6 hours) (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast, Lunch included)
- Day 12: Pokhara Sightseeing.
A half day guided tour to the most popular and historical sites of Pokhara followed by a leisurely afternoon. Adventure activities like paragliding, white water rafting and the world’s most extreme zip line, all at a bargain price compared to other countries, are the options available at Pokhara. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu.
A 25 minute flight to Kathmandu and a whole day to explore the capital. A half day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 14: Departure.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future.
ALL ITINERARIES CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AT YOUR REQUESTS ACCORDING TO YOUR CONVENIENCE.
- Arrivals and departure transport by car (We will collect you from the Kathmandu international airport) and transfer to Hotel.
- Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Boudhanath and Pasupatinath) with city guide and necessary transport.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara (2 persons per room) with breakfast.
- Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu airfare including airport taxes.
- land transportation (a private car).
- Accommodation and all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) while on trek in normal teahouses.
- Salary, insurance, food, accommodation for guides and porters.
- A porter to carry your luggage on treks (Per person 15 kilogram luggage).
- National Park entry fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
- Group First Aid Kit.
- Government taxes and service charge.
- Nepal entry Visa Fee.
- Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Entry fee at the sightseeing sites.
- Personal expenses like beverages (mineral water, alcohol, soft drinks), telephone bills, laundry, bar bills, personal tips etc.
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 L.
Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
Warm jacket (down)*
Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.
Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it.
Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.