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Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate nature trekking that starts at Phedi, a short drive of about 45 minutes from Pokhara, which takes you to the foot [Base Camp, 4130m] of Mt. Annapurna, one of the most magnificent peaks in the world. The trail takes you through fascinating traditional villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung, Magar, and Thakali who will greet you very warmly if you cared to stop for a conversation. The hike continues through dense rhododendron forest with towering snowy peaks in the background. The return walk is even more interesting as the trek winds around different ridges towards Ghorepani, where you witness breathtaking views of an early morning sunrise where a red halo seeps through glistening gaps over the snow capped peaks of the Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Mountains. The sceneries seen throughout this trek grace the landscape of the Himalayas where imagination defines the beauty of nature as an experience that can never be forgotten.The Annapurna Base Camp trek will be even more interesting in spring as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers.

Trip Facts

  • Activities: Trekking
  • Trekking Type: Tea House
  • Best Season: Sept - Dec / Feb - May
  • Total Duration: 16 Days
  • Trek Duration: 13 Days
  • Group Size: 1 + pax
  • Max. Height: 4,200 m / 13, 777 FT.
  • Transportation: Drive / Flight
  • Trek Start From: Kathmandu
  • Trek End To: Kathmandu
Detail Itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu at (1’365m. 4’478ft.)
    It is a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. A representative and driver from our office will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel. At the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities.
  • Day 02: City sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
    Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two major neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significances. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century Palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath.
  • Day 03: We fly to Pokhara and drive to Phedi - Dhampus (1’700m.5’577ft.) about 5 hor Trek
    the trip starts with 45 minute flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. During your flight, you will be sightseeing the most magnificent and sensational view of Mountain range. As your flight lands on Pokhara, you will be mesmerized by the irresistible visual treat of Manaslu and the Annapurna mountain range. In Pokhara, A bus will take you to Phedi. From there onward begins your trekking in Annapurna mountain range. As you climb uphill, you will bask in the splendor of nature and your trails become more adventurous. Finally, after walking for 4 hours, you encounter several roadside teashops and at last your trail leads to the Gurung village of Dhampus.
  • Day 04: Dhampus - Landrung (1’550m. 5’085ft.) about 7 hour Trek
    the path narrows as it skirts round a ridge snout. On proceeding further, you pass through Pothana and reach Deorali. At this point, you find yourself high up on the East side of the Modi Khola cascading down the Annapurna Circuit Sanctuary surrounded by complete ambience of nature. Continue with your trekking for four hours until you reach picturesque Gurung settlement of Landrung. Spectacular views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli instill more zest and excitement into your adventure spirit.
  • Day 05: Landrung - Chomrong (2’100m. 6’889ft.) about 6 hour Trek
    From Landrung, you march along the mountain path of stone steps, pass through a hamlet, cross a suspension bridge and then you come across dense forest of bamboo. Finding yourself in complete isolation amidst the serenity of nature can be quite an experience. Your trek does not stop here. After trekking for a while, you approach teahouses at Jhinu where you can rest and enjoy a drink or snacks. Thereafter, you resume your trek to the north, descending Daaulu and after having walked for five hours you, will find yourself at Chomrong. From Chomrong you can have prominent and mesmerizing view of Machhapuchhare. There are many chalet-style wooden lodges and at Chomrong where you can get accommodation and food.
  • Day 06: Chhomrong - Himalaya hotel (2’850m. 9’350ft.) about 7 hour Trek
    Crossing Chomrong Khola, you continue trekking along steep stone steps. On your trails, you bypass rhododendron-covered ridge path, mountainous terrains and forests of bamboo. As you savor awe-inspiring views of Annapurna mountain ranges and Machhapuchhare, you gather more energy and enthusiasm to explore further. During your five-hour walking, you cross Modi Khola, pass through Khuldigar, Bamboo and Dovan and finally reach Himalaya Hotel where you wrap up your trip for the day.
  • Day 07: Rest day in Himalaya hotel
    we spend our entire day taking complete rest, planning for forthcoming trips and getting accustomed to our trekking destinations.
  • Day 08: Himalaya hotel - Machhapuchhare base camp (3’700m. 12’139ft.) about 5 hour Trek
    Our next destination is to reach Machhapuchhare base camp. we ascend and descend as our route opens up new trails. On climbing steeply for a while, we approach Hinku Cave. This course follows zigzag paths of stones. affter we enter the Annapurna circuit Sanctuary, a huge amphitheater enclosed by a solid wall of snow-capped peaks which include Annapurna I, II, III and IV and the fish tail spire of Machhapuchhare. Several lodges and Annapurna inns are spotted at Deurali and Bagar. Finally, we will find oururselves at Machhapuchhare Base Camp, a grassy moraine platform. we can rest at one of the lodges, and treat our rselves with hygienic food.
  • Day 09: Machhapuchhare base camp - Annapurna base camp (4’130m.13’549ft.) and back to Himalaya hotel about 6 hour Trek
    On hiking the Annapurna circuit trail for 2 hours, we ascend a small ridge branching out from the mountain pass to mountainside with widespread terraced fields showcasing tranquil meadows and lush fertile farming land. As we reach Annapurna Base Camp, witness awesome picturesque landscapes, majestic panoramic view of snow-capped mountainous peaks and varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna massif. Thereafter, we head back down to Himalaya Hotel.
  • Day 10: Himalaya hotel - Chomrong (2’100m. 6’889ft.) about 7 hour Trek
    As we continue climbing along the forested ridge residing in the vicinity of chains of cloud-snaring hills, a grass-covered slope opens up leading to a course descending across a rock-strewn area to the riverbed of Kali Gandaki. Kali Gandaki is the world’s deepest river gorge of great bio-geographical significance regarded as demarcating Eastern and Western avifauna. The trail up the Modi Khola passes through dense forests of rhododendron and bamboo across Annapurna mountain ranges.
  • Day 11: Chomrong - Ghandrunk (1’940m. 6’364ft.) about 6 hour Trek
    From Chomrong, we take an alternative route back to Pokhara, via Ghorepani. As we skirt through flatland, forests and terraced fields, a suspension bridge comes our way. On crossing this suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, we enter beautiful village of Ghandruk, Where we can visit to witness unique culture, tradition and custom of Gurung community. Ghandruk offers excellent views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare.
  • Day 12: Ghandruk - Banthanti (2’410m. 7’906ft.) about 7 hour Trek
    Leaving the terraced fields of Ghandruk, we tread along the zigzag path on a steep slope. As we ascend steeply, we pass through dense rhododendron forest to Tadapani which is an ideal vantage point to glimpse heavenly sight of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare. After having walked for 2 hours, we finally arrive at Banthanti.
  • Day 13: Banthanti - Ghorepani (2’850m. 9’350ft.) about 6 hour Trek
    From Banthanti, we proceed further along steep trails. Nature spreads exotic sight of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, lush vegetation and rich plant life before we climb through rhododendron forest to Deorali at 3100m. 10’170ft. and reach a hamlet and cultivated fields. We continue walking for about 3 hour and finally we will find ourselves in Ghorepani. Ghorepani also houses lodges to provide food and accommodation to travelers.
  • Day 14: Ghorepani – Nayapul about 6 hour and drive to Pokhara about 2 hour
    After savoring the mesmerizing sight of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and other Mountain giants from the popular vantage point of Poon Hill at 3’310m. 10’531ft. you leave Ghorepani and ahead for Nayapul. we further descend towards Birethanti. Birethanti lies stretched beside the Modi River and has resourceful town. On our trails of stone steps, we pass through dense forest and a small village of Ulleri. From Ulleri, a very steep section with 3’767 steps! leads down to Hille on the Bhurungdi Khola. About forty minutes beyond Birethanti, we come to the main road. Now we can easily access any means of transportation to drive to Pokhara. In the evening, we are free to wander by the lakes of Pokhara.
  • Day 15: Fly or drive to Kathmandu
    From Pokhara you can either fly or drive to Kathmandu.
  • Day 16: Departure Kathmandu
    We will take you to the international airport for your flight back home.