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Annapurna Base Camp trek

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Duration
15 days
Max. Elevation
4130 Meter
Group size
Min 2
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Best Season
Accomodation
Meals
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route

Highlights

    • Pokhara and Phewa Lake
    • A scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back
    • Iconic mountains such as the Fishtail mountain Mt. Machhapuchre, Himal Chuli and the Annapurna Mountain Range
    • A sunrise view from Poon Hill
    • Jungle trails
    • Visit Annapurna Base Camp
    • Optional activities in Pokhara
Offering some of the world’s most incredible views the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is said to be one of the best treks in Nepal! The Annapurna Massif, or the Annapurna Himalaya reach above 8000 meters. Said to be trekkers’ paradise, be ready to be captivated by the stunning views of snowcapped mountains, lush forests, green valleys and gentle streams. Himalayan Friends makes sure that your Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal will deliver lifelong memories!
Although the Annapurna Base Camp trek is of only 10 days, Himalayan Friends offers a 15 days package inclusive of a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. Housing at least 7 UNESCO Heritages Sites, this city is filled with ancient treasures! Nepal is filled with intoxicating culture and beautiful traditions all waiting to be discovered on your journey to the Annapurna Base Camp. After enjoying the marvels of Kathmandu this trek in Nepal takes you to the magical lakeside city of Pokhara. The gateway to the Annapurna Mountains and home to the iconic Fishtail Mountain, Mt Machhapuchhre. Stroling around Phewa Lake is just incredible, especially at night. Seeing the lights glitter on the lake’s surface and enjoying one of the charming restaurants is just what you need before starting the trek in to the Annapurna Sanctuary.
The route to the Annapurna Base Camp
It all begins with a short and scenic drive to Nayapul, literally meaning New Bridge this town is from where we start our trek to the Annapurna Base Camp. After a last check up on our gear we head for Ulleri, our first stop. The trail starts off easy going and leads us through rustic and pleasant villages, some rice fields and a refreshing forest. The Annapurna trek difficulty is sometimes tested in this part as we head up the stone steps of Ulleri, and make our way to Ghorepani. An interesting story is there how this town got the name meaning Horse Water, our Himalayan Friends trekking guide will fill you in on everything on your journey! 
The next morning we head out early while it’s still dark and head up to Poon Hill. It’s a short hike and definitely worth it, as we can witness a spectacular sunrise view from Poon Hill’s view point. Seeing that warm glow filling up the valley and the Annapurna Mountains is absolutely indescribable! For photography trekkers, with limited time, Himalayan Friends also organizes various other short treks in Nepal. Getting our take of pictures and videos of this spectacular scenery makes us ready for the next part of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.  Heading down for the first part is pleasant and gives incredible views. As we enter a majestic Rhododendron forest it gives a refreshing feeling and we head upwards and downwards until reaching the village of Tadapani. Descinding further down and seeing the entire Modhi Valley just askes for some photos as the view is stunning. The next part is amazing, we continue upwards of the Modhi Khola River and heading towards Chhomrung resting at the base of the mighty Himal Chuli. Our next destination will be the Himalaya Hotel. This incredible view hotel lies up high, but as we get familiar to the trekking trails, to get up we first must go down in to an amazing gorge filled with bamboo trees. Following the west side of the river the trail guides us up until reaching the Himalayan Hotel. Entering the Annapurna Sanctuary¸ the views lead into the mighty Annapurna South Glacier, absolutely breathtaking views await. After a day of trekking in the Annapurna Sanctuary, we reach our first base camp, Machhapuchhre Base Camp.  One option is to camp further up above the glacier for a more unique experience! Please consult during your booking to our Himalayan Friends Travel Team, as camping gear is required, and can easily be rented. 
Reaching Annapurna Base Camp, ABC
Continue about 1 hour from Machhapuchhre Base Camp upwards in order to reach Annapurna Base Camp. It is just incredible seeing the blue roofs of base camp laying deep within the Annapurna Sanctuary. The Annapurna Base Camp weather depends on in which season you wish to trek in Nepal. But the views as you can imagine our unbelievably beautiful. After we spend some time enjoying our victory of reaching the Annapurna Base Camp we head back down towards Doban and ultimately back to Pokhara. 
To make the Annapurna Base Camp trek in Nepal longer or shorter please consult during your booking with our expert travel team!

Important Note

Trip Itinerary

  • Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in the Kathmandu
  • Our representative will pick-up you from the airport and transfer you to your hotel
  • Hotel check-in and take a few minutes rest
  • Stroll around the Thamel Bazaar
  • Our representative will provide you a short brief orientation class about the further trek to Annapurna Base Camp
  • Enjoy a welcome dinner with our team and stay overnight in the hotel

  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • Transfer to the airport for a scenic flight to Pokhara
  • Rest of the day is free to explore around Pokhara and Phewa Lake
  • Overnight in Pokhara

  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • We take a private vehicle to Nayapul to start our trek
  • Arrival in Nayapul and final check
  • Trek through rice fields, villages and forests
  • Slow ascend past Tikhedunga
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Ulleri

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Head up on the stone stairs of Ulleri
  • The trail leads through a pleasant rhododendron forest
  • After passing a small hut, providing water we head further folling a stream
  • A little bit more up lies Ghorepani
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Ghorepani’s guesthouse

  • Early wake up, about 4 AM 
  • Hike up to Poon Hill
  • Enjoy the amazing sunrise over the Annapurna Mountains
  • Hike back down to Ghorepani for breakfast and departure
  • Start descending until reaching the forest
  • The trail leads up and down until reaching Tadapani Village
  • Overnight stay in Tadapani

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Descending down towards Ghandgung
  • From here we take an ascending trail above the Modhi Khola River
  • Following the trail we see the Himal Chuli and at its base Chhomrung village
  • Overnight stay in Chhomrung

  • Breakfast and departure
  • We head for about 2 to 3 hours to Kuldi Ghar
  • Now we see a clearing in the forest trail and head down
  • Reaching a level ground we head through an amazing gorge filled with bamboo trees
  • Following the west side of the river we pass the pasture of Tomo
  • From here we climb up until Bamboo 
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the Himalayan Hotel near Bamboo

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Follow the trail further north
  • The path becomes more rocky and less green
  • After a good half day we reach at Deurali
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse

  • Breakfast and departure
  • We follow the trail straight ahead and climb a bit higher to reach MBC
  • We head up for about an 1 hour to reach ABC
  • Touchdown Annapurna Base Camp
  • Take a moment to enjoy the views 
  • Heading down towards Doban for the rest of the day
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Doban

  • Breakfast an departure
  • Continue backwards back to Bamboo
  • Visit the Hinku Cave on the way
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Bamboo

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Head back further down the jungle to Chhomrong
  • Take the path to Jinghu Danda
  • After check in, enjoy the healing hot springs
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse

  • Breakfast and departure
  • We trek all the way down until reaching back to Nayapul
  • After a short break we drive back Pokhara
  • Hotel check in
  • Rest of the evening is free at leisure
  • Overnight stay in Pokhara

  • Hotel breakfast 
  • Optional activities:
  • Boating and city tour
  • Paragliding
  • Ultra-light flight
  • Bungee jumping & Zip line ride
  • Sarankot Hill Hike
  • Visit the World Peace Shanti Stupa
  • Overnight stay at your hotel in Pokhara

  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • Transfer by taxi to the airport of Pokhara
  • Scenic morning flight back to Kathmandu
  • Transfer to your hotel
  • Rest of the day is free at leisure
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu 

  • Hotel breakfast and checkout
  • Transfer to the international airport approx. 3 hours before your departure
  • Himalayan Friends hopes that you enjoyed the Annapurna Base Camp trek and hopes to see you soon for your next Himalayan adventure

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