Duration: 14 Days
Trip Grade: Moderate
Activities : Trekking
Group Size : 1 - 10
Accomodation: Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Tea House during the trekking
Meals : Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara, all meals during the trek
Transportation : Private Vehicle and Tourist Bus
Altitude Max: 4131m
Best Season: Sep-Dec/March-April
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is an adventurous journey to the base of the worlds 10th highest mountain. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most famous treks of Nepal and in the world as well. This trek will present you a heavenly view of nature and Annapurna Himalayan Range. From the wonderful view of the farmlands, colorful rhododendron forests, lovely terraced fields and beautiful villages to high snow-capped Himalayan mountains, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a lifetime journey that will always stay in your mind.
You will be trekking in one of the most famous regions of Nepal, Annapurna region. The trail will include numerous ascends and descends through a rugged and steep path. The trail will be full of spectacular landscape view. As you will pass by picturesque villages, you will get to see the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the locals. People from several different communities reside in this part of Nepal. Where stay with them will allow you to know and understand the simplicity of life. Likewise, the lower part of the trail is also full of dense forests of colorful rhododendrons and other wildflowers.
The more you get closer to your ultimate destination, Annapurna Base Camp, the breath-taking views of Himalayas will slowly unfold in front of you. Every sunrise will bring more excitement and joy during the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. You will get to witness a panoramic view of Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Gangapurna, Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Lamjung Himal, etc. The best time to go on Annapurna Base Camp Trek is during Spring and Autumn. During the trek, you will stay in a lodge or guest house where the rooms will be pretty basic. Likewise, the food will be served according to the menu of the lodge or guesthouse.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking begins with a scenic drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu. From here, you will take another short drive that will take you to Nayapul. During this drive, you will come across the wonderful countryside of Nepal. From Nayapul, you will begin trekking towards the ABC. Passing by villages like Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, and Chhomrong, you will reach the Annapurna Base Camp. Before moving towards Tadapani, you will hike up to Poon Hill where you will get to see probably the most gorgeous sunrise of your life. After spending a night at the base camp, you will descend back to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.
We, Green Valley Nepal Treks Research Hub have designed our Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary professionally to proffer you the most satisfying travel experience. We are a team of hard-working and highly experienced individuals working in travel tour sector of Nepal for years now. With us, you will get the most authentic and comprehensive service. Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14-days is perfect for any travel lover looking to explore the stunning Annapurna region.
You do not need to have prior experience to go on this trek, however, good health, physical fitness, and strong will power are required to complete the trek. For any further information or Annapurna Base Camp Trek cost, feel free to contact us anytime. Our representatives will get back to you as soon as they can. Also, we are open to making tailor-made Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary to meet your tight schedules.
Day 1 :Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 :Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (884m) by Tourist Bus
Day 3 :Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara, and then Trek to Ulleri (2073m)
Day 4 :Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2856m)
Day 5 :Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2625m)
Day 6 :Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2020m)
Day 7 :Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (2580m)
Day 8 :Trek from Dovan to Deurali(3230m)
Day 9 :Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)(4131m)
Day 10 :Trek from ABC back to Sinuwa (2340m)
Day 11 :Trek from Sinuwa to Jhinu Hill(2170m)
Day 12 :Trek from Jhinu Hill to Nayapul (1070m), and then Drive back to Pokhara(884m)
Day 13 :Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara (884m)
Day 14 :Transfer to Kathmandu International Airport or onward for next program
DEPARTURE DATE means the date on which you will arrive in Kathmandu.
Day 1 :Arrival in KathmanduOur Airport Representative will meet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport. A drop to the Hotel by private tourist vehicle is arranged. You can either take a rest or meet us at our office and know the detailed arrangement of the Trek. B&B at the hotel.
Day 2 :Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (884m) by Tourist BusAfter breakfast, we drive to Pokhara which is 200 km from Kathmandu. We take our lunch in between this six hour bus ride. You can also opt for a flight which takes about 30 min, and then explore Pokhara, renowned for its scenic beauty and lakeside stays. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Pokhara.
Day 3 :Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara, and then Trek to Ulleri (2073m)From Pokhara, the drive to Nayapool takes about an hour. Our trek begins from here. After a short walk along the banks of Modi River, we reach Birethani. Small teahouses are in plenty along the route. After crossing a village, we climb to Hille and then to Tikhedhunga. We then take a steep ascent up to Ulleri, a large Magar village, which is rather challenging. Overnight stay at Ulleri.
Day 4 :Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2856m) From Ulleri, the trail is a gentle ascent and we pass through rhododendron and oak forests to reach Banthanti. A couple of hours from here and we reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani stay is popular for the Poonhill hike which presents a spectacular view of the sunrise and a superb panoramic view of the mountain ranges. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.
Day 5 :Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2625m) Today's journey begins with a short hike to Poonhill, the best viewpoint in the trail and unmistakably a photographer's paradise. A 45 min walk takes us to the top of the hill which is at a height of 3210m. We return back to Ghorepani for breakfast and then move to Deurali along a steep strenuous climb. The walk from here to Banthani is an easy jungle route where we may come across monkeys and Langurs. Further down, we reach Tadapani, our stay for the night.
Day 6 :Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2020m) After breakfast at Tadapani, we move down gradually along forests of rhododendrons, cross the Kimsung River and ascend to reach a Gurung village called Gurjung. From here, a straight climb takes us to Chhomrong, a beautiful village situated in the lap of the Annapurna. Overnight stay at a guest house.
Day 7 :Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (2580m) Stone steps from Chhomrong drops down to Chhomrong Khola, where we cross a suspension bridge. Then we take a steep climb to Sinuwa. After a short walk along the jungle, followed by an easy downhill, we reach Bamboo. Passing the damp bamboo forest, we take the steep descent to Dovan, the bottom of a gorge.
Day 8 :Trek from Dovan to Deurali(3230m) The walk from Dovan to Himalaya is a silent one as big noises are not allowed in the jungle in regard to a temple on the way. The route first comprises bamboo forests and then changes to rhododendron forests and contains plenty of waterfalls. Upon reaching Himalaya, clearings appear and glacial rivers are visible along the trail as we ascend to Hinku cave. After a short walk, the trail first drops to the river and then ascends again to reach Deurali that offers exotic views of the valley below. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 9 :Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)(4131m) From Deurali, the trail passes through a river bed, and after a tedious climb, we reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Surrounded by mountains on all sides, views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Himchuli et cetera are very rewarding. The way to ABC is wider with scanty vegetation. As the area is prone to avalanches, caution should be taken on possible dangers. Up from MBC, mountain views unveil to clarity. Annapurna Base Camp gives an awe-inspiring view of the snow covered mountains including the Annapurna range, Singuchuli, Macchhapuchhre, Tent Peak et cetera. Overnight stay at the base camp.
Day 10 :Trek from ABC back to Sinuwa (2340m) After viewing a spectacular sunrise from ABC, we head back following the same trail through MBC, Deurali, Himalaya and Bamboo all the way to Sinuwa. Mostly downhill, the trail is an easy walk. Overnight stay at Sinuwa.
Day 11 :Trek from Sinuwa to Jhinu Hill(2170m) From Sinuwa, we move ahead to Chomorong. After a descent of about 45 min, we reach Jinuwa Guest House. Jinuwa is known for its natural Hot Spring where you can take a relaxing bath. The spring is a 30 min steep walk from the guesthouse. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.
Day 12 :Trek from Jhinu Hill to Nayapul (1070m), and then Drive back to Pokhara(884m) Taking the route along the Modi Khola, the relaxing walk continues for about five hours as we reach Birethanti and then to Nayapul. From Nayapul, we drive back to Pokhara and stay overnight in a guesthouse.
Day 13 :Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara (884m)Returning from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you can explore around the city. We have a small farewell dinner, celebration for the successful completion of your journey. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 14 :Transfer to Kathmandu International Airport or onward for next program Departure from Kathmandu. A drop from the hotel to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled time of flight is arranged in a private tourist vehicle. You can also opt for a longer stay in Nepal or set on another journey with us.
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