Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

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This journey is one of Nepal’s most popular and somewhat difficult treks. Annapurna Base Camp trek is easier and shorter than other high-altitude treks. This trek may be accomplished by any fit individual with a little determination. During the journey, you’ll see a variety of scenery, learn about traditional highland culture, and experience a variety of weather. Stunning views of the Annapurna range, Machchhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri are also available.

Because you trek inside the Annapurna Conservation Area, the ABC Trek is also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. The Annapurna Sanctuary is encircled by Annapurna ranges and is home to rich flora, fauna, and ethnic Gurung and Magar communities. The sanctuary contains a healthy Himalayan environment with drier regions due to its unique terrain. At the foothills of the Annapurna range, there are also dainty Chettri and Brahmin villages.

Terraced paddy fields, dense pine and bamboo woods, and the peacefulness that envelops you throughout your trip can transport you to a different time away from the rush and bustle of the cities. Your adventure to the ABC Trek begins with a tourist bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Pokhara is Nepal’s tourist hub, and we are confident that you will be wowed by its beauty. Many mountains and lovely lakes can be seen from Pokhara (820 meters / 2,690 feet).

The second day begins with a drive from Pokhara to Tikhedunga through Birethanti (1,039m / 3,250ft). The true trekking begins from Tikhedhunga, where we follow a trail through rice fields along the Modi River to Ulleri (1,540m / 5,050ft), the day’s objective. Ghorepani (2,860m / 9,385ft) is the destination for the next day’s trek. The Annapurna massifs, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Dhampas, Nilgiri, Barash Sikhar, and Machhapuchre can all be seen from Ghorepani (Fishtail).

The fourth day will be particularly memorable because you will be visiting the famous Poon Hill viewpoint. Up get the most out of Poon Hill (3,210m / 10,525ft), we’ll get up early and trek to Poon Hill to see the sunrise over more than 32 Annapurna ranges, as well as Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. We head to Tadapani (2,630m / 8,630ft) for the night after taking in the magnificent views from Poon Hill.

We leave Tadapani for Chomrong (2,165m / 7,105ft) the next morning after spending the night there. We continue our walk to Chomrong by passing through Ghandruk, which descends to the Kirmron River. For ABC trekkers, Chomrong is a favorite overnight stop.

We’ll wake up the next day in Chomrong, eat breakfast, and begin our walk to Himalayas (2,890m / 9,425ft). The path follows the Chomrong River through a charming village before ascending to the Modi River Valley, where we will spend the night.

We leave Himalayas on the sixth day and climb to Base Camp. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8,097m/26,566ft), Gangapurna, Khangsar Kang, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchhare provide breathtaking views of glaciers and mountain ranges. We’ll be staying at the Base Camp itself for the night.

The following day, we will leave Annapurna Sanctuary and retrace our steps out of the Modi River Valley to a peaceful rest spot called Bamboo, where we will spend the night. We leave Bamboo the next morning and trek to Jhinu Danda (1,780m / 6,393ft). Natural hot springs may be found at Jhinu Danda, where we can rest and relieve our aching muscles.

If everything goes well, we will leave Jhinu Danda on the tenth day and follow the Modi Khola to Ghandruk Phedi (1,150m / 3,770ft). We will drive to Pokhara via Nayapul from Ghandruk Phedi / Siwa. This is your final day in the hiking region, and you’ll be staying in a hotel in Pokhara for the night. After that, We’ll take a tourist bus back to Kathmandu early the next morning.

Highlights Of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Sunrise views of the Annapurna range from the Poon Hill viewpoint, including Dhaulagiri I (8,167m / 26,795ft), Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545m), and Nilgiri (7,061m / 23,166ft).
  • Annapurna Base Camp which is located at the foot of Annapurna I. (4,130m)
  • Flora and wildlife are abundant.
  • Jhinu Danda’s hot springs
  • Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Khangsar, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchhare offer breathtaking vistas.
  • Ghandrunk has lovely villages and agriculture.
  • A look into Nepalese rural life



Arrival in Kathmandu

Today, you will arrive in Kathmandu at the Tribhuwan International Airport where our airport representative will pick you up and drop you at a hotel in Kathmandu. 5.2 km, 20 to 30 minutes drive.

Our Representative will come to you. Visit our office and pre departure meeting in the office or at your Hotel. Our tour manager will brief about your whole tour and collecting your Documents (copy of your passport and Travel insurance).



Kathmandu: Free day or City Sightseeing (pay Locally for sightseeing).

After morning breakfast, free day for trek preparation. OR, you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with visiting into fascinating heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are worth to visit such as holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Square ( One is in Kathmandu, in patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum,  monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens. Note:  this tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally. (Meals: B)


Drive to Pokhara (950m-3,116 ft)- 06 hrs journey distance 220 k.m.

As time set by our guide who accompanies you throughout this trip, depart from the hotel for an interesting drive on the busy road prithivi highway  towards scenic Pokhara the drive leads through Himalayan foothills and green valley’s till Pokhara is reached for overnight stop in the comfort of excellent hotels by the fewa lake. You have a peace and gentle walk exploring around the lake side in the evening. It takes 6 hours drive and 205 km in distance. (Meals B).

(For people with flying option 30 minutes of scenic flight to Pokhara).


Drive to Nayapul (1,100 m-3,608 ft) and trek or drive to Ulleri (2050 m).

The marvelous trekking starts after the Breakfast in the Hotel. We drive for over an hour from pokhara to Nayapul which is 42 km in a distance on the Pokhara Beni highway. We can either start hiking from here or drive further to hile or ulleri through the small river valley. There are lovely farm fields and charming villages of this area.  Ulleri village is in the lap of lovely hill we can see far horizon view and some mountain as well. We have a overnight stop in the lodge with views of striking waterfalls, a small village mainly inhabited by magar tribe.  It is 10 km from Nayapul to Ulleri, driving from pokhara will take approx 3 hours. walking from Nayapul takes approx 4.30 hours. (Meals B,L,D)


Trek to Ghorepani (2,874 m-9,429 ft) - 05 hrs.

Today is a lovely walking day through the cool forest after bhanthati.  This gentle the route leads through enchanting cool forest lined with rhododendron, oaks, magnolia and pine trees, however the uphill climb continues to reach at Ghorepani village. We do stop at Ghorepani Deurali for overnight with marvelous views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiris, Annapurna Himal range of mountains with Annapurna Fang. This nice village perched on the high spot in the middle of old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route which leads all the way to Upper Mustang and beyond to Tibet till 1970’s.  Ghorepani and pun hill is widely popular for a spectacular view point offering superb wide angle panorama of world’s three highest mountain range with stunning sunrise and sunset views. The trek distance is 10 km and takes approx 4 to 5 hours hiking (Meals: B,L,D).


Morning hike to Pun-Hill (3200 m) and to Tadapani (2,721m-8,927 ft) - 05 hrs.

We start early in the morning in the dark to reach the top of pun hill before the sunrise. It takes 45-minute hike to reach the top of pun hill through beautiful rhododendron and pine woodlands with impressive views of surrounding rolling green hills and snowcapped peaks. This fascinating site offers beautiful sunrise view into fantastic panorama with over Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu to Annapurna and as far to Ganesh Himal in the far eastern horizon including the majestic Mt. Machhapuchhre “The Fish Tail” one of the most respected and unclimbed peak. We will descend back to Ghorepani after breakfast and the trek continues through the bushy forest trail to Tadapani. The trail goes up and down with the views of snowcapped mountains and enchanting woodland, a paradise for naturalists. Tadapani is a fabulous spot with eye catching views of Annapurna South, Huinchuli, Fish Tail and Annapurna II and Annapurna IV. It takes 1 hour for the return journey to pun hill and 5 hours from Ghorepani to Tadapani. The Trekking distance is 3 km return journey to Pun hill and 10.4 km from Ghorepani to Tadapani. (Meals: B,L,D)


Trek to Chomrong (1,951 m-6,400 ft)- 06 hours.

The trails descend to a small village of Gurjong near Kimrong river valley.  from here a gentle walk for couple of hours all the way to the top of Chomrong village. We have a closure view of himchuli and south annapurna from Chomrong village, this place is also the gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary. The trekking distance from Tadapani to chhomorong is 7.8 km and will take approx 4 hours (Meals: B,L,D).


Trek to Dovan (2,130 m-6988 ft) via Bamboo (2,050 m-6,725 ft) - 06 hours.

The trail leads downhill to Chomrong khola (stream) and then ascend towards Sinwa danda with couple nice lodges. A short break here will refresh you with overlooking tremendous views of surrounding landscapes and rolling green hills, walk leads through serene forest of rhododendron, pines, oaks, magnolia, and pine trees. There is gentle walk to khudi ghar and descend towards a small place called Bamboo. We follow the modi khola river valley through bamboo groove and cool shade of forest to reach our overnight halt at Dovan with few lodges located amid tree lines with deep gorge valley. The trekking distance from chhomrong to Dovan is 8.9 km and takes approx 5:30 hours (Meals: B,L,D)


Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,720m-12,205 ft) - 06 hrs.

Start gentle ascending to Himalayan Hotel through the cool shade of forest. We process ascending towards Hinko cave situated beneath the Huinchuli peak, an amazing spot with a cave of overhanging rock, then continue to Deurali through the avalanche track.
From Deurali the tree lines disappear. but there are some high-altitude alpine bush and shrubs, trail follows the valley with gradual ascending to Maccahapuchare Base Camp. This is an amazing spot just beneath the towering Mt. Maccahapuchare Northwest Face, from here Annapurna Sanctuary starts, overnight in nice and cozy lodges with great views of Fish Tail peak and towards Northwest Mt. Annapurna, Huinchuli and Annapurna South. The trek distance from Dovan to Machhapurche base camp is 8.4 km, hike approx. 6 hours (Meals: B,L,D).


Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m ) 04 hours.

Today, it is going to be a special day as we are heading to our main destination Annapurna Base Camp. We start with gradual ascending for 2 hours to reach Annapurna Base Camp in the attitude of 4130 m. This highlighted place offers an awesome panorama of high Himalayan surrounding including magnificent Annapurna 1, Fishtail, Annapurna south, Annapurna 3 and several other smalls peaks. The amazing glaciers from Annapurna 1 and South Annapurna more beauty in the scene.   The distance of today’s Trek from Machhapurchhe base camp to Annapurna Base Camp is 2.9 km and hike approx. 2 hours (Meals: B,L,D)


Trek to Bamboo (2,050 m-6,725 ft) - 06 hours.

After an enjoyable time in the Annapurna base camp. We will return back through the same way  to Bamboo. The distance from Annapurna base camp to Bamboo is 15.6 km and hike approx. 6 hours (Meals: B,L,D).


Trek to Jhinu danda (1,700m-5,577 ft) via Chomrong (2,100m-6,889 ft) - 06 hours.

Today’s We will make same way return journey till Chhomrong where will stop for lunch. The trail goes steep downhill to reach Jhinu danda ridge. We will check in into the lodge and have some refreshment there, before heading down to the hot spring located just 25 minutes descend by the Modi khola river valley. Will return to the Jhinu danda for overnight stay after having ample time with enjoying natural hot spring. The distance from Bamboo to Jhinu danda and hot spring is 10.6 km, hike approx. 5 hours (Meals: B,L,D)


Trek to Pothana (1, 900 m-6,233 ft) - 05 hrs.

It is a lovely walking day today. We begin hiking to downhill on the stone steps and then into a cool shade of forest passing several farm villages and hamlets reaching New Bridge or Nayapul, from here crossing a long suspension bridge over Modi River and on the warm areas with paddy terraces, walk gets easier and with a short uphill climb to reach another large village at Landruk. We continue hiking through tolka and Bheda Kharka, and then 45 minutes climb in the shade of cool forest to Deurali at 2,150 meters. From Deurali an enjoyable walk-through forest with superb views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu and few more peaks. The walking distance from jhinu danda to Pothana is 12.4 km, and hike 6 hours (Meals: B,L,D)


Trek to Dhampus and drive to Pokhara.

The final day of the trekking with an easy walk to Dhampus, find local transportation here and drive to pokhara for an hour. Enjoying the time in cool city pokhara and reflect all the memories of fascinating trekking to Annapurna base camp trek. The distance from Pothana to Dhampus is 3 km and takes 1 hours. drive to pokhara is 28 km and 1 hours (Meals: B,L)


Drive back to Kathmandu.

Transfer to the bus station and drive back to Kathmandu, after a wonderful experience up in the high green hill and mountains of Annapurna, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure. (Meals: B)

(For those who wish to fly to Kathmandu transfer to Pokhara airport with 30 minutes of scenic flight to Kathmandu).



Breakfast in the Hotel, Transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for departure towards your next destination.


What is Included?

  • Airport Pick up and drop transfer.
  • Transportation as per above itinerary.
  • All accommodations (Twin Share)
  • Meals: 14 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 10 Dinners. with cup of Tea, coffee in each meals
  • An experience guide and required number of porters (one porter in between two pax), their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, equipment and so on.
  • Warm sleeping bag, warm down jacket and walking stick, if necessary.
  • Trek bag.
  • All Government Taxes are included.
  • Award Certificate of Trip Completion

Whats not Included

  • Tips to staff or any donations.
  • Single Supplement for single using rooms
  • Your travel insurance, Medical and emergency costs (Just in case).
  • All type of drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
  • Any personal expenses which is not mention into the price inclusion.
  • If you want to take private Vehicle instead of Tourist Bus it will cost USD 30 extra per person for one way
  • Flight Kathmandu/Pokhara (if interested instead of driving) USD 85 extra for one way flight Per person.

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Trip Info

Throughout this trip villages, green hills, forest, landscapes and mountains are the main attraction and highlights of this trip, however to stand beneath the world’s 10th highest Mt. Annapurna at 8,091 m is quite something, out of this world feeling, trekking in the heart of Annapurna massive mountain ranges, dramatic variation from sub-tropic – mediterranean to arctic climate temperature and landscapes, daily amazing panorama views with views of world’s 3highest mountains Annapurna-Dhaulagiri & Manaslu, fascinating traditional mid hills Gurung & Pun Magar tribe villages. super mountain panorama with breathtaking sunrise from Pun Hill