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 a 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 Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes 7 to 12 days, depending on your itinerary and length of walking days. The itinerary presented here takes 12 days, starting from Nayapul (a 1 1/2 hour drive from Pokhara) and going north up to Ghorepani and the 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. Upon your return it is worthwhile visiting one of the Gurung villages of Ghandruk or Landruk.
The lodges in the Annapurna Trekking Region are well equipped with extensive menus ranging from the typical Nepali dahl bath (rice with lentils) to pizza and chau mein. Hot showers are readily available as well. If you are planning to trek in the winter months please check with a travel agency to confirm which lodges are open.
The Annapurna trekking region is easily accessible with different trailheads starting just an hour or two away from Pokhara.
Between Himalayan Hotel and Machapucchre Base Camp there is a risk of avalanches so make sure you have the latest information on trail conditions before setting off or hire a knowledgeable guide.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek can easily be done independently. 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 spring time the huge rhododendron forests are in full bloom which gives the trek an extra appeal.
Duration: 12 Days
Max Attitude: 4130 m.
Seasons: January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December
Start Point: Nayapool
End Point: Kande
Level of Difficulty: Medium
Group Size: Min. 1 & Max.15
Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Permit. Issued in Kathmandu.
Day 1: Flight Kathmandu - Pokhara - drive to Nayapul (1 1/2 hrs) - trek to Tikhedhunga (1570 m) or Ulleri (1940 m) 6-7 hrs
Day 2: Tikhedhunga (1570 m) or Ulleri (1940 m) - Ghorepani (2750 m) 5-6 hrs
Day 3: Ghorepani (2750 m) - Poon Hill (3210 m). Get an early start to watch the spectacular sunrise over the Annapurnas from Poon Hill, then on to Tadapani (2650 m) 6 hrs
Day 4: Tadapani (2650 m) - Chomrong (2170 m) 5 hrs
Day 5: Chomrong (2170 m) - Dovan (2600 m) 6-7 hrs
Day 6: Dovan (2600 m) - Machapuchare Base Camp (3700 m) 7-8 hrs
Day 7: Machapuchare Base Camp (3700 m) - Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m) 3 hrs (1/2 day hike to glacier at higher elevation optional)
Day 8: Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m) - Bamboo (2310 m) 7-8 hrs
Day 9: Bamboo (2310 m) - Jhinu Danda (1780 m) via Chomrong; visit hotsprings 7 hrs
Day 10: Jhinu Danda (1780 m) - Pothana (1870 m) via Landruk, 7 hrs
Day 11: Pothana (1870 m) - short trek to Kande via Australian Camp, drive 1 hr to Pokhara
Day 12: Flight Pokhara - Kathmandu, or drive 7-8 hrs
Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with GHUMNAJAU.COM. Please take care to note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather or health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The trek leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
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- 1 Night accommodation at 3 start hotel in Pokhara.
- 10 Nights accommodation All meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Tea/coffee break & Dinner).
- Breakfast included in Pokhara.
- Internal flight (Kathmandu – Pokhara - Kathmandu )
- All surface transportation as per itinerary
- All Travel permits (ACAP Permits & TIMS)
- English speaking guide & his/her Guide fees. (if requires other language as well)
- Comprehensive first aid kits
- Insurance for the staff
- Medical Insurance for the client.
- All applicable government taxes.
- Meal In Pokhara (Only included Breakfast)
- Personal expenses
- Health/Rescue Insurance
- International airfare and VISA (On Arrival)
- Gratuities for Staff
- Gratuities for staff