Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Region-Route-country: Central West-Poon Hill-Nepal
Days of Completion: 12 days
Max. Altitude of Trial: 4,130 meters
Accommodation Type: Hotel/Guest House
Package Type: DriveIn – DriveOut

The Annapurna region is the most popular trekking route in Nepal. It is surrounded by Annapurna I, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Fang and the famous Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail). Annapurna(8091 m), one of the highest mountains (tenth among Earth's fourteen eight-thousanders), is a section of the Himalayas in the North Central Nepal.It is bounded by the Kali Gandaki gorge on the west, the MarshyangdiRiver on the north and east, and Pokhara Valley on the south. The entire massif and the surrounding area is protected, as they fall under the Annapurna Conservation Area (the first and the largest conservation area in Nepal). Annapurna, in Sanskrit, means Goddess of the Harvests, the Goddess who is full of food.

This is a fairly strenuous alpine trek, but it is no less rewarding since you get to see close-up views of breathtaking mountains that are as beautiful as any in the Himalayas. All the treks in this area start from Pokhara (except Annapurna Round).Your trip will take you over the foothills of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, through rhododendron forests, and past some of the most stunning sceneries in Nepal.

Day 01 - Kathmandu to Pokhara
It's time to kick off our journey! The first leg of this adventure is a 6-hour bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara, where you'll rest up for our first day of trekking! We'll have a final briefing in the evening to go over details and answer any last-minute questions. (B,L,D)

Day 02 - Pokhara to Nayapul, Nayapul to Tikhe Dhunga
The day starts with a transfer to Nayapul, where we'll take the first steps of our trek. The walking is easy at this stage, as we stroll through the subtropical Modi Khola River Valley and cross Birethanti, significant as a major stopping point on the trading route between Nepal and Tibet. We'll pass the checkpoint at the Tibetan border and watch the afternoon fade over terraced rice paddies before stopping for the evening in the village of Tikhe Dhunga. (B,L,D)

Day 03 - Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani
From Tikhe Dhunga we'll cross a stream as the warm up to ascending the steep stone staircase to the scenic, quaint Magar Village at Ulleri. After lunch, our route wends through glorious blooms of rhododendron and imposing oak forests. We'll move slightly upwards in the direction of Nangethanti before scaling towards Ghorepani for dinner and sleep. (B,L,D)

Day 04 - Ghorepani to Tadapani, with excursion to Poon Hill
We'll be up before dawn today, but with good reason: our day kicks off with an excursion to Poon Hill and an indescribably wonderful panorama of three Himalayan peaks (Dhaulagiri I, Annapurna I, and Manalsu) illuminated by the glowing rays of sunrise. From here, we'll also be treated to views of the 6,000m-deep Kali Gandaki Gorge and the visual border of Nepal and Tibet as divided by the trans-Himalayan ranges. It's back to our lodge for a late breakfast, and then we’re back on the trekking path! Our legs get a bit of a rest on the downhill walk towards lunch at Bathanti, which takes us through beautiful, deep forests, and then to Tadapani. (B,L,D)

Day 05 - Tadapani to Chhomrong
More downhill walking awaits us today as we again trek rhododendron and oak forests. We'll arrive at the lofty Gurung village of Chhomrong by lunchtime, giving you a bit of time to explore the fantastic views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre. (B,L,D)

Day 06 - Chhomrong to Doban
Another precipitous stone staircase guides our way today as we descend towards the Chhomrong Khola. We shift gears at that point and will climb in the direction of Modi Khola, traveling its west bank, and pass through leafy bamboo forests. More upward travel awaits us in the afternoon as we head towards Kuldi and then another staircase down to Dovan, where we'll rest after a vigorous day. (B,L,D)

Day 07 - Doban to Annapurna Base Camp
You'll feel the bite of the thin air today as we climb high above our starting point of Dovan, overlooking a river far below. We'll scale the lateral moraine of a shimmering glacier and then come down the other side to the glacier bed before reaching the Annapurna Base Camp. A breathtaking 4,237m above sea level, this is our stopping point for the night. 

It's time to reap the rewards of your hard trekking work! Miles above earth, we have all day today to wander the base camp and drink in the beauty and majesty of Annapurna. The sunrise and sunset are spectacular displays of natural theatre, and not to be missed. Make sure your camera is charged! (B,L,D)

Day 08 - Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo
We'll savor one last fiery Annapurna sunrise before beginning our trek down the mountain. Our route today ends in the village of Bamboo, named for the dense forest of tall bamboo that surrounds it. (B,L,D)

Day 09 - Bamboo to Chhomrong
The stone staircases and their steep, unforgiving steps await us once again! We'll trek the bamboo forest, passing vibrant blooms of rhododendron, on our way to Kuldi. After lunch, we pass through Sinuwa and Modi Khola before an invigorating uphill climb towards Chomrong. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Chhomrong to Ghandrung
From Chhomrong, we head back to Taglung, descending slowly through a forest to Kummu. It's back towards Ghandrung and one more hypnotically-lovely panorama of Annapurna South before our last night on the mountain. (B,L,D)

Day 11 - Ghandrung to Pokhara
The end of our trek is in sight. Villages and terraced fields dot the landscape at these lower altitudes, adding interest and variety to our last morning on the mountain. We'll pass through Syauli Bazaar and Nayapul before catching a ride back to Pokhara, where the comforts of a hotel ensconce you after a long and tiring journey. 

The extraordinary natural beauty of Pokhara frames your penultimate adventure day, which is dedicated to exploring the town. Pokhara feels almost sublimely tranquil, with the sacred, fishtailed peak of Machhapuchhre rising behind it and the shining waters of Phewa Lake within its heart. Pokhara is at a lower elevation than Kathmandu, and, accordingly, has a balmier - almost tropical - climate, which has given rise to a riotous proliferation of flowers. Uncover Pokhara's secrets at length as you drink in glorious views of the Himalaya range. (B,L,D)

Day 12 - Pokhara to Kathmandu
The six-hour drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu brings us back to Kathmandu where we will take rest for the day, visit around or shopping perhaps and prepare for International flight. (B,L)
What is Included
  • National Park and Conservation area Permits, Trekking Permits,Tims Card...etc
  • All airport transfers(domestic & international) with private vehicles
  • All transport during the trial
  • All lodge accommodation with twin sharing
  • All meals (B: breakfast, L: lunch & D: dinner) during the trial
  • Experienced Trek Guide, Assistant Guide as per group size, Potters services
Not Included
  • Nepal Visa fee (International airfare to & from home city)
  • Excess Baggage charges
  • Hotel & Meals during kathmandu stay
  • Rescue Insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone, laundry, bar bills & extra potters
  • Gratuity to staffs
  • Extra stay and sightseeing if extended
However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trial or your suitability for it, please contact us by email so that we can process further. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: 00977 1 4390339 / 9841844963