There are few treks that combine so many different landscapes and bring you so close to the base of 7,000 and 8,000-meter peaks in such a short period of time as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region. The trail goes alongside terraced rice paddies, lush rhododendron forests and high altitude landscapes with the Annapurna Range in view most of the times.
The setting of Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 m is unique and incredibly spectacular, set amidst the majestic peaks of Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m).
The itinerary presented here takes 9 days, starting from Nayapul (a 1.5-hour drive from Pokhara) and going north up to Ghorepani and famous viewpoint at Poon Hill. From Ghorepani, you go eastward to Chomrong and then north again entering the Modi Kola Valley which leads up to the Base Camp.
Many people trek the circuit Nayapul-Ghorepani-Ghandruk-Nayapul, which is very rewarding in itself. This trek can easily be done with children as well.
You can return via Jhinu Danda and give your tired muscles a well-deserved rest in the delightful hot springs.
The lodges in the Annapurna Trekking Region are well equipped with extensive menus ranging from the typical Nepali daal bath (rice with lentils) to pizza and stir-fry noodles (Chow Mein). Hot showers are readily available as well.
The Annapurna trekking region is easily accessible with different trailheads starting just an hour or two away from Pokhara.
It is possible to do this trek in all seasons; however, in the winter the Base Camp can sometimes be closed due to the snow level. In springtime the huge rhododendron forests are in full bloom which gives the trek an extra appeal.
Duration: 9 Days (Pokhara to Pokhara)
Seasons: February, March, April, May, August, September, October, November, December
Starting Point: Nayapul
Ending Point: Nayapul
Permit Needed: TIMS Card & ACAP
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival, Pickup by our representative, and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus (7 hrs ride), Overnight stay at Hotel in Pokhara
Day 03: Pokhara to Nayapul by Drive (1.5 hours) then Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m) 4 hours
Day 04: Trekking Tikedhunga to Ghorepani (2860 m) 6 hours
Day 05: Climb to Poonhill(3210 m) and Trek to Tadapani (2630m) 6 hours
Day 06: Trekking Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m) 5 hours
Day 07: Trek Chomrong to Himalaya Hotel (2920m) 6 hours
Day 08: Trekking Himalaya Hotel to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) (3700m) 5 hours to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) (4130m) 2 and half hours
Day 09: Trek A.B.C to Bamboo (2310m) 5-6 hours
Day 10: Trek Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (Natural Hot spring) (1780m) 5 hours
Day 11: Trekking Jhinu Danda to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara
Day 12: Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus (7 hrs ride), Evening around 6:30 Cultural Show Dinner
Day 13: Final Departure Airport Drop 3 hrs before flight time,
Note: Above trekking hours and distances are approximate, and absolutely for the general idea only.
-Kathmandu Hotel 2 Nights (Bed & Breakfast Basis)
-Pokhara Hotel 2 Nights (Bed & Breakfast Basis)
-All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP and TIMS)
-An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide
-Leading Guide & salaries, food, and lodging
-Tourist Bus Tickets (Back & Forth) accompany by Guide
-Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara Transportation
-Accommodations, Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) at your choice with Tea/Coffee during trekking
-Sleeping Bags for each trekker (Should return after completion of Trek)
-Duffle Bags (2 Trekkers: 1 Bag)
-Medical kit (minor Injuries)
-Cultural Show Dinner
-Trek Completion Certificate
-All government and local taxes
-Nepal Entry Visa
-Meals in Kathmandu & Pokhara (Lunch & Dinner)
-Single Room Supplement in Hotel
-Deserts (cakes, bakes, and pies)
-Additional Hot Drinks
-Water purification tablets
-Electronic device re-charge
-Travel insurance and Helicopter evacuation/Air Ambulance
-Tips to Guides & Porter (Tips Expected)
-Any additional cost due to Natural Calamity & Unforeseen Circumstance.