Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Fact

Trip Duration 15 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Moderate
Activity Trekking
Transportation Car/hiace/bus
Accomodation Hotel/Teahouses/Lodges
Meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner in Trekking
Max. Altitude 4130 m
Group Size 1-above
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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is among the most popular journeys in Nepal.  The Annapurna region is located in northwest Nepal and is home to several of the highest peaks in the world.  Embarking on this moderate trek, you will pass through ethnic villages and dense rhododendron and bamboo forests until you reach the base camp at 4130 meters.  At the end of the trek, you will find yourself surrounded by pristine mountains, which form a natural amphitheatre.

The trek will take 15 days, including time in Kathmandu and Pokhara.  The Annapurna Base Camp Trek itself is initiated from Nayapul via Ghorepani.  Travelling through Ghorepani, your body will be able to get adapted and acclimatize with the high altitude.  One stopping point is at Poonhill, a famous vista, which offers a panoramic view of the majestic peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri regions. For the first several days, the trail guides you through terraced hillsides and dense rhododendron and bamboo forests. Then, dense sub-tropical forests dominate the landscape.  Leading to the base camp, you are surrounded by alpine meadows and rocks.  Finally, you will ascend to the base camp, a glacial basin where you find yourself in an incredible mountain walled fortress.  From this point, you will trek back down to Jhinu Hot Spring, a natural skin cleanser and muscle reliever.  On the final day of the trek, you descend to Nayapul and drive further to Pokhara.  The views along throughout this trek are unforgettable. Equally important, throughout the trek you will be exposed to the rich culture of the Gurung villages.

Ascent Holidaysorganizes Annapurna Base Camp Trek to let you enjoy the moderate excursion in the beautiful western area of Nepal. Please, feel free to contact us for the detailed information about the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, guide and arrangement. 

Trip Highlights

  • Ethnic Magar and Gurung culture
  • Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp as the best view points
  • Annapurna , Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Himchuli and other white peaks
  • Rhododendron forest and moderate stone step trail
  • Jhinu Hot Spring
  • Remarkable hospitality

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02:Kathmandu valley sightseeing & Trek Preparation (1,350m/4,428ft).
  • Day 03:Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus (6 hours).
  • Day 04:Drive to Nayapul and then trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m).
  • Day 05:Trek to Ghorepani (2750m). 5-6 hrs
  • Day 06:Climb to Poon Hill (3200m) and trek to Tadapani.
  • Day 07:Tadapani to Chhomrung (2140m) – 5 Hours.
  • Day 08:Chhomrung to Dovan (2900m) – 5 Hours.
  • Day 09:Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp–3 Hours.
  • Day 10:Trek to Annnapurna Base Camp—5 Hours.
  • Day 11:Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2345m) – 6 Hours
  • Day 12:Bamboo to Jhinu Hot Spring (1780m) –5 Hours
  • Day 13:Jhinu Danda to Nayapul–5 Hours, and drive back to Pokhara–1 hour
  • Day 14:Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Day 15:Farewell.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel. Welcome to Nepal. You will be greeted by the representative of Ascent Holidays and transferred to the hotel. In the evening, you will get a short briefing about the trip overview. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 02:Kathmandu valley sightseeing & Trek Preparation (1,350m/4,428ft). A wonderful sightseeing day begins after the breakfast. You set out for the sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley, especially the UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square are some of them. They are rich in medieval arts and architectures. Then, back to the hotel and prepare for the trek. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 03:Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus (6 hours). It's about a 6 hrs drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara through the Prithvi Highway. The forest above the stream, waterfalls and the terraced hillside that can be seen are fabulous. Pokhara is a tourist town, beautifully located in the bosom of nature, surrounded by lakes. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 04:Drive to Nayapul and then trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m). Driving to Nayapul from Pokhara, the trek begins through the terraced hillside. It is bound within the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). A3-hour trek leads you to Tikhedhunga, passing the paddy fields and enjoying the scenery of the Bhurungdi Khola. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 05:Trek to Ghorepani (2750m). 5-6 hrs The trek begins by ascending the steep uphill trail for about a couple of hours to Ulleri. Then it goes through the rhododendron forest. After having lunch at Banthanti, the trail leads gradually to Ghorepani, a Magar dominated village,which is located at the middle of the rhododendron forest. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 06:Climb to Poon Hill (3200m) and trek to Tadapani. Wake up to catch the early morning sunrise view over the snow capped Himalayas. It’s extremely breathtaking and the views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail and the surrounding strike you. Hiking down to Ghorepani, have a breakfast and trek further to Tadapani Via Deurali and a lunch place at Banthanti. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 07:Tadapani to Chhomrung (2140m) – 5 Hours. The trail is steep downhill from Tadapani, which leads you through the rhododendron forest. Crossing the stream, you climb to the next green hill ridge. Chhomrung is located on the wonderful terraced hillside, which is a large Gurung village. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 08:Chhomrung to Dovan (2900m) – 5 Hours. Following the river bank and with a continual up and down, you trek further to Himalaya from Chhomrung. On the way, you cross the landslide area and the rhododendron forest. The stone paved trail is easy to deal with but tiresome. We reach to the juncture of two streams, which is called Dovan and we take a rest. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 09:Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp–3 Hours. This is a beautiful day on the Annapurna base camp trek. It begins from Dovan, a place where two streams meet. The trail is undulatingand reaches to Machhapuchhre base camp. We stay here to catch the outstanding views of the Himalayas on the following day. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 10:Trek to Annnapurna Base Camp—5 Hours. The spectacular views of the Annapurna chain can be seen perfectly. Then, trek to the Annapurna base camp, which is located at 4130 meters altitude, and is in the shape of a natural amphitheater. The Himalayan white peaks can be observed stunningly. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 11:Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2345m) – 6 Hours The early morning sunrise view over the golden peaks seen are marvelous. Mt. Annapurna, Fishtail and the neighbouring peaks can be explored from the base camp. Then you trek down passing through the Fishtail base camp and through the downhill trail, you reach to Bamboo. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 12:Bamboo to Jhinu Hot Spring (1780m) –5 Hours It’s a continual climb down from Bamboo to Jhunu, including a few uphill sections. Jhinu Danda is the place you stay tonight, but Jhinu hot spring lies about 25 minutes walk downhill on the other side of the main trail. Natural hot spring is regarded as the best cure for various skin diseases. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 13:Jhinu Danda to Nayapul–5 Hours, and drive back to Pokhara–1 hour The trek begins from Jhinu Danda, all the way descending to Nayapul. You need to check out from the Annapurna conservation area project check point. Then, drive to Pokhara for an hour. Checking in the hotel, walk around the Lake side. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 14:Pokhara to Kathmandu. From Pokhara, take a drive by the tourist bus through the Prithvi Highway. After 6 hrs, you reach to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Take a rest and walk around the tourist street. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 15:Farewell. Our airport representative drops you at the international airport. Thank you for trekking Ascent Holidays. Hope to serve you again.

Cost Includes

  • Airport and Hotel transfers inprivate vehicles.
  • Hotel in B&B method in city.
  • All land transportation for the trek.
  • Government authorized guide and supporting team.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in trekking.
  • Local lodge accommodation in mountain.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card and permit.

Cost Excludes

  • Your personal expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals

Trip Note

Ascent Holidaysis not responsible for any problems due to weather, damages of property, etc. However, we will manage and support you to the best of our abilities with any problem that may arise.

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