Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is one of the most popular trekking packages in Nepal. Most of the tourists who visit Nepal love to go for Annapurna Base Camp Trek to observe some of the most spectacular scenery that Annapurna Region offers. As Annapurna Region itself is considered one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, ABC Trek has become a must-go destination for every nature lovers and travel aspirants.

Annapurna Base Camp Treks combine some of the most beautiful and majestic mountain panorama with the mixture of rich biodiversity and culture nonpareil by the other trekking packages in Nepal. Starting from the lowland rice terraces to the huge Annapurna massif, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking offers you the variety of experiences that you always reward. The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Trail takes you through the tempting age-old settlements of ethnic communities of Gurungs, Thakalis, and Magars. Besides, the opportunity to explore the amazing flora and fauna will make your Annapurna Base Camp Trekking worth remembering forever.

On the way to Annapurna Base Camp, we really enjoy the views of stunning Himchuli and Annapurna South as we follow the route gradually uphill. As you reach the Annapurna Base Camp, we will be welcomed with some of the unimaginable all round views of beautiful Annapurna Mountain Range. If you chose to go for ABC trek in spring season, your trip is going to be a lot fascinating journey as the whole forest on the path turns red and pink-white with shrub flowers. You can go for ABC trekking all the year round though.

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Outlined Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and check-in to Hotel

Day 02: Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (Around 7/8 hours)

Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m) – 3 Hours

Day 05: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2840m) – 5 Hours

Day 06: Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2610m) – 4 Hours

Day 07: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrung (2140m) – 5 Hours

Day 08: Trek from Chhomrung to Dovan (2500m)– 5½ Hours

Day 09: Trek from Dovan to Deurali (3230m)– 4 Hours

Day 10: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4131m)–5 Hours

Day 11: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) to Bamboo (2345m) – 6 Hours

Day 12: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Hot Spring (1780m)–5 Hours

Day 13: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul–5 Hours, and drive back to Pokhara–1 Hour

Day 14: Sightseeing Tour in Pokhara Valley

Day 15: Drive Back to Kathmandu

Day 16: Final Departure

Detailed Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and check-in to Hotel

The representatives from World Sight Journeys will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival. We then transfer you to the hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 02: Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley

Today, we spend the whole for the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley. You will have the full day guided sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley covering the major cultural attractions which have also been cited as The World Heritage Cultural Sites. After having breakfast in the morning, we visit Pashupatinath, which is considered the holiest temple of Lord Shiva.  We then head to Bauddhanath, which is also known as Little Tibet and also is one of the oldest and largest Buddhist Monastery in the world. Following the Bauddhanath Monastery, we visit Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple, which is equally revered by Hindus and Buddhists.   Swayambhunath is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the west of Kathmandu. After exploring the Swayambhunath Stupa, we drive to Kathmandu (Basantpur) Durbar Square. If time allows, you can explore the city. Finally, you will have dinner at hotel and stay there overnight.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (Around 7/8 hours)

After having breakfast in the morning today, we drive to Pokhara. It takes around 7 hours to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu by bus. You can also take the flight which take about 30 minutes and in the remaining time, take your time to explore the Pokhara city and Lakeside. We stay overnight at a guesthouse in Pokhara.

Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m) – 3 Hours

Today, we are going to begin our actual trek from Nayapul. So, we take a short drive to Nayapul from Pokhara which takes about an hour. From Nayapul, we take a short walk along the banks of Modi Khola, which brings us to Birethanti (1015m). From there, our trail continues through the village and climbs continuously up the side to the Hille (1495m). We eventually reach Tikhedhunga (1577m) where we stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 05: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2840m) – 5 Hours

From Tikhedhunga, we move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri (2070m). Ulleri is a large Magar village. Our trail ascends more gently from this point through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti (2250m). After walking for a couple of hours, we arrive at Ghorepani (2840m) where we stay overnight.

Day 06: Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2610m) – 4 Hours

Early in the morning today, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3210m) which is a best viewpoint in the Annapurna Region. Poon Hill offers the best opportunity to witness the phenomenal panorama of the beautiful peaks including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Poon Hill is regarded as the Photographer’s paradise. You can enjoy the unobstructed views of the sunrise over stunning snowcapped Himalayas. Poon Hill also offers the best views of sunset too. After spending about an hour at Poon Hill, we return back to Ghorepani. We take our breakfast at Ghorepani and after that we continue climbing along the ridges through the forest of pines and rhododendron. The climb brings us to Deurali (2960m) and descending further takes us to Tadapani eventually. We stay overnight at a guesthouse in Tadapani (2610m).

Day 07: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrung (2140m) – 5 Hours

We start our steep downhill walk today through the forests of rhododendrons. Leaving Tadapani and descending through the forests, we reach Gurung village of Gurjung as the trail eases. After Gurjung, we eventually walk to Chhomrung which at the elevation of 2140m. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 08: Trek from Chhomrung to Dovan (2500m) – 5½ Hours 

Our trail drops down to the Chhomrung Khola today and again we continue climbing to Khuldighar where there used to be an Annapurna Conservation Area Check Post. We walk little further clearing the forest and the follow the steeply down trail towards the bottom of the gorge, Dovan. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 09: Trek from Dovan to Deurali (3230m) – 4 Hours

It’s relatively short trek today.  Our day begins early in the morning with the climb through bamboo forests first, and then through the forest of rhododendron on to Hinku Cave. We stay overnight at a guesthouse in Deurali.

Day 10: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4131m) – 5 Hours

Starting from Deurali and passing through the Machhapuchhre Base Camp which is often known as Annapurna Sanctuary as the area is surrounded by mountains, we trek further two hours to reach Annaupurna Base Camp at the elevation of 4131m. From Annapurna Base Camp, you can observe some of the awe-inspiring views of mountains. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 11: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) to Bamboo (2345m) – 6 Hours

Today, we return to Bamboo following the same trail back. Our trail drops by 1700m to the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo at 2345m. You can find few teahouses/lodges available to stay at Bamboo. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

 

Day 12: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Hot Spring (1780m) – 5 Hours

Until Chhomrung, we follow the same trail back from Bamboo. Once we have passed Khuldighar, we continue our trail through rhododendron and bamboo fields. The trail descends very steeply from Chhomrung to Jhinu Hot Spring. You can enjoy the natural hot springs at Jhinu. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 13: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul – 5 Hours, and drive back to Pokhara – 1 Hour

We walk at the right side of Modi Khola for about 5 hours to Birethanti which can be considered one of the best and the most relaxing walks of the entire Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Upon reaching Nayapul, we take a drive back to Pokhara where we stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 14: Sightseeing Tour in Pokhara Valley

We spend this whole day sightseeing the beautiful city of Pokhara, which is the best tourist destination in Nepal. Early in the morning, our first aim is to reach Sarangkot, which is popular among tourists as it offers the beautiful sunrise and sunset views. You can witness the phenomenal sunrise in the beautiful Machhapuchhre, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. After spending an hour at Sarankot, we drive back to Pokhara to explore the number of mysterious caves and temples. We take our time to enjoy boating in Fewa Lake and explore the Seti Gorge and Davis Falls. In the remaining time, you can explore around the city. Overnight, we stay at a guesthouse.

Day 15: Drive Back to Kathmandu

We drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara today. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you can utilize your time for the last minute shopping or you can explore around the city. We celebrate the Farewell Dinner together with the trekking team and spend overnight at the hotel.

Day 16: Final Departure

Today, you take the returning flight to your hometown. Our representatives will assist you to reach the airport. You return to your home with an unforgettable travel experience in Nepal.