Annapurna Base camp trekking

13 Days
Seasons :
All Season
No. of Pax :
Min 3
walking and Trekking
Mode of Travel:
walking, trekking
Annapurna base camp trek exceeds the excitment and adventure involved in any other treks in Nepal. Attracting almost 70,000 trekkers a year, Annapurna base camp trekking is a unique experience for adventurers, beginners and experts alike. Annapurna Base Camp (4,140m/13,582ft) is a small campsite surrounded by mighty mountains from all side, Machapuchhare (6,993m/22,943), Annapurna I (8091m/26505ft), and Hiunchuli (6,441m/21,131ft), respectively.

This is one of the most beautiful treks that combine easy walking with majestic scenery and a mix of cultures unmatched by any other treks in Nepal. The ethnic villages of Ghandruk (HQ of Annapurna) and Chhomrung are the most intimidating villages trekkers encounter during the trek.

Beginning the trek from lowland pastures and cultivated fields, the trails of the trek soon get into the deep forests of oak, bamboo and rhododendron. The trail finally stumbles across moraines and reaches Annapurna Sanctuary from where you will see undeniably beautiful and unimaginable panoramic imagery of the serene surroundings.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The walk along the up and down trails that stretch on the verdant rolling hills, occasionally encountering other landscapes that include terraced fields, waterfalls and wonderfully located hamlets.
The ethnic lifestyle and cultural riches of Himalaya. Observing and mingling with the locales can be the most rewarding experience during the trek.
The floral and faunal biodiversity of Annapurna Conservation Area Project, which is also the ideal destination for bird watching.
The view of Himalayan giants up close, which is an incredible experience to gain while trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal.
Macchapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp, which are the destinations from where trekkers get to enjoy snow and savor the views of Mt. Fishtail and Annapurna sprawling right before their eyes.
The soothing natural hot spring bath after week long exhausting trek while retracing back to Pokhara. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu, 1350m/4428ft.
Day 02:Kathmandu - Pokhara (820m/2510 ft)
Day 03:Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tikhadhunga
Day 04:Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft). 5-6 hrs walks
Day 05:Poon Hill & Trek to Tadapani (2,710m/8,891ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Day 06:Tadapani to Chhomrong (2,210m/7,249 ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 07:Chhomrong- Dovan-Himalayan hotel (2,600m/8,528 ft)
Day 08:Dovan- MBC- Annapurna Base Camp 4140m: 5-6 hrs
Day 09:ABC- to Bamboo (2,300m/7,544 ft), 5- hrs walks
Day 10:Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,780m/5,859 ft), 5-6 hrs walks
Day 11:Jhinu Danda to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Day 12:Pokhara- Kathmandu
Day 13:Final Departure
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Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu
Altitude: 1350m/4428ft

On arrival to Kathmandu; we will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the traveler’s recommended Hotel Blue Horizon. Later we meet and take you to our head office, brief your upcoming  Annapurna Base Camp Trek with us and introduce our trekking team. Evening, we host welcome dinner at one of the finest local restaurant with music and ethnic dance. Overnight Kathmandu.

Day 02:Kathmandu - Pokhara

Altitude: 820m/2510 ft
Distance of driving: 6 to 7 hours of driving

We depart to Pokhara by tourist bus 7:00 in morning. This drive is through the local highway, via through local villages, small hills and riversides. This drive takes approx of 6 to 7 hours. Once reaching to pokhara buspark, we transfer you to hotel in Pokhara at lakeside. Explore remaining time with lakeside and over night at Pokhara.

Day 03:Drive to Nayapul( Trekking starting point) & trek to Tikhadhunga
Altitude: 1,540m/5,052 ft
Distance of driving: 1 hr drive

Distance of walking: 4 hrs walk

Today, we take a short drive continues along with the great scenery passing through several countryside villages all the way up to Nayapul, where from our adventure begins from the warm sub tropical region and follows the Modi River to Birethanti where you can see the confluence of the two river of Modi and Bhurungdi khola. We trek to Bhurungdi Khola with scenery of waterfall, high green forest and follow the stabilized trail and after 3-4 hrs continuing walk will reach at Tikhedhunga village for overnight stay. 

Day 04:Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
Altitude: 2,800m/9,186ft
Distance of walking: 5-6 hrs walks

Morning we prepare for the long uphill and start with steeply ascends on the long stone steps to Ulleri village with the amazing landscape and Annapurna Himalayan scenery. This scenery gives you inner power to climb up these steps and immerse you to walk more. After few hours of long hard climb with several breaks in between reaching at Ulleri village, from here the path is gradual on the winding trail through the cool shade of forest and stream sound, we continues walk in the midst of the giant rhododendron forest and finally reaches you at Ghorepani for overnight stop. Ghorepani Deurali is a busy spot on the ridge in the midst of the beautiful rhododendron forest, offering fantastic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range. Overnight at Ghorepani.(B, L,D)

Day 05:Morning- Hike to Poon Hill & Trek to Tadapani
Altitude: At Poon hill 3,210m/10,531ft & at Tadapani 2650m/8694ft
Distance of walking: 6-7 hrs walk

Morning, we start our hike up to Poon Hill, one of the panoramic view point of this Annapurna.  En-route offering the glimpse of aurora walking through the pleasant rhododendron forest. Pun hill named after the hill tribe Pun, inhabitants of Ghorepani/Shikha village. This is wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and all the way to Manasalu Himalayan range. It is picturesque Himalayan scenery and good memorable moments spending an hour to the top. After a great time return back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trek to onward destination, the walk passes through the Rhododendron, Pine and fir forest with up and downs hill and finally you will reaches at Tadapani for overnight at local teahouse. This is a great place surrounding by rhododendron forest with closest view of Mt. Fish Tail.

 Day 06:Tadapani to Chhomrong
Altitude: 1,950m/6,397 ft
Distance of walking:  5-6 hrs walk

The trail is steeply downhill to the Kimrong Khola through clean forest of oaks and rhododendrons with closest view of the Annapurna south & Fish Tail. After crossing the suspension bridge the trail follows up to the Gurjung village for your lunch stop. Further trek leads uphill for half an hour, once at the top of the ridge the walk is fairly easy all the way to village of Chhomrong the last village and the gateway to the Sanctuary. One of the biggest Gurung village in the surrounding area and we stop here in hotel.  

Day 07:Chhomrong- Dovan or Himalayan hotel
Altitude: 2,900m/9,514 ft
Distance of walking: 6-7 hrs

Today, our trail leads to the long terrace village & farm fields as you descent to the Chhomrong Khola, after the bridge its uphill most of the way for 2 hours till a small place of Sinuwa hill. Further trail leads downhill for 2 hour through the bamboo bushes till you reach at Bamboo, a place in the midst of the bamboo and rhododendron and oaks forest with couple of teahouses. After lunch stop here an hour walks on the gradual uphill path brings you to Dovan for overnight stay, Dovan means confluence of river where is few teahouses surrounding by bamboo forest. If you still feel good walking for an hour further you could reach Himalayan hotel to over night at same day.

Day 08:Dovan- Machhapuchre Base Camp- Annapurna Base Camp
Altitude: 4140m,13582 ft
Distance of walking:  5-6 hrs 

The trail continues for about 2 hrs. from here the route winds up steeply to a bank of rock and then level out, running through thickets of Bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river, then reaching to a small shrine at Panchen Barah, from here the trail climbs to Himalaya Hotel. It’s about an hour walk, first on a rocky trail through forests then up to the Hinku cave, where from the trail crosses a ravine and major avalanche track just further till Deurali (3,000m/9,840 ft) for lunch. After lunch the trail continues into the sanctuary, it crosses two wide avalanche tracks on a narrow trail that huddles up against the cliffs and get Bagar. After here climb across more avalanche paths cross a moraine, then climb towards an area known as Machhapuchre Base Camp (MBC) for lunch break. After wards the walk leads you in the heart of the Sanctuary at the ABC for overnight stay. The trail follows uphill for few hours passing a few roofless shepherds huts along the side of a moraine and this area is cold and windy and often snowbound. This is superb scenery of the Himalaya and can be seen rarely this amazing panoramic view of snow capped mountains surrounding you. Full day you have time to explore and relax at the sanctuary in your way.  

Day 09:Morning Explore ABC- Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) to Bamboo
Altitude: 2,300m/7,544 ft
Distance of walking: 5- hrs walks

This morning wake up with glimpse of sunrise view on top of the Annapurna ‘I’ and after a great time retrace the journey back to Bamboo for the overnight. As you know that here as well few guest house settled for the purposes of tourism service. You can rest and relax at the evening with a good memorable view of the many snow capped peaks and enjoy the dinner.  

Day 10:Bamboo to Jhinu Danda
Altitude: 1,780m/5,859 ft
Distance of walking: 5-6 hrs walks

This morning walk leads to a short climb to Khuldi Ghar and retract to Sinuwa hill, here after long downhill to the Chhomrong Khola and trek up to the Chhomrong.After a lunch break trek steeply descend towards the Jhinu for overnight stay. You may have chance to visit natural hot spring down to the stream and enjoy the dip bath and relax.  

Day 11:Jhinu Danda to Pokhara
Altitude: 823m/2,700ft
Distance of walking: 6-7 hrs walk

Distance of driving:2 hrs drives 

This will be long day walk follows the river Modi most of the way reaching at Landruk village from here follow the downhill path leading back to the Modi river reaching at Syauli Bazaar for lunch. The walk is pleasant most of the way following the Modi River and to Birethanthi and back to Nayapul. Our trek ends here and drives back to Pokhara lakeside for the overnight stop. Remaining time explore the surrounding lake side area and simply relax at the heart of Lake Town.

Day 12:Pokhara- Kathmandu
Distance of driving: 5-6 hrs drives 

After breakfast, we drive to back to Kathmandu by tourist bus and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. Refreshed up; evening we meet, comment about your trip with us and host a farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant. Over night at Kathmandu.

Day 13:Final Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination
Altitude: 1350m/4428ft
Free day for shopping and departure

It is your free morning, breakfast at hotel and on time transfer to airport and our trip ends here. Have a wonderful memory of this trip with us and plan ahead to your onward destination!

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Chiranjivi Chaudhary Have just returned from Nepal I would thoroughly recommend Ace Heritage Nepal. From the moment I landed into Kathmandu the level of service was second to none. I was apprehensive about travelling on my own but Saligram made sure that everything ran smoothly. Lila my guide was brilliant and as well as having many a laugh on the way he looked after me all the way. Having good local contacts I stayed in some lovely friendly and homely teahouses and nothing was too much trouble for Saligram and Lila - I look forward to travelling to Nepal again and would strongly think about using them again - top notch company. Have just returned from Nepal I would thoroughly recommend Ace Heritage Nepal. From the moment I landed into Kathmandu the level of service was second to none. I was apprehensive about travelling on my own but Saligram made sure that everything ran smoothly. Lila my guide was brilliant and as well as having many a laugh on the way he looked after me all the way. Having good local contacts I stayed in some lovely friendly and homely teahouses and nothing was too much trouble for Saligram and Lila - I look forward to travelling to Nepal again and would strongly think about using them again - top notch company.