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Annapurna Base Camp Trek (18 Days)

Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the classic trails in the famed Annapurna Region. Our 14 days Annapurna Base Camp trek offers you an easy walking journey into the Annapurna Sanctuary, a natural amphitheater of enclosed by world’s tallest Himalayas including Annapurna I (8,091 m) and Dhaulagiri I (8167m).

Along the trail, you will be rewarded with sumptuous mountain views, colorful forests of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo and rare sights of wildlife on play.  Our ultimate destination remains the majestic Annapurna Base Camp at the altitude of 4200m.

  • Outline Itinerary
  • Detailed Itinerary
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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport.

Day 02: City sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 04: Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) takes approximately one and a half hours.

Day 05: Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) takes about six hours.

Day 06: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) and then to Tadapani (2675m.) takes about five and a half hours.

Day 07: Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.) takes about three hours.

Day 08: Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2040 m.) takes approximately four hours.

Day 09: Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo (2340m.) takes about five hours.

Day 10: Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3230m.) takes about five hours.

Day 11: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m.) via Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.) takes about four hours.

Day 12: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630m.) takes about five hours.

Day 13: Trek from Dovan to Jhinudanda (1750m.) takes about approximately six hours.

Day 14: Trek from Jhinudanda to Pothana (1600m.) takes about five hours.

Day 15: Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi takes approximately three hours and from Dhampus Phedi drive to Pokhara.

Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours.

Day 17: Recreation & shopping day. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Transfer to the Airport for final departure. (Fly out from Kathmandu).

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport.

Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport. Transfer to the hotel and stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: City sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley.

City sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley. (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Patan). Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours.

This drive will take most of our morning time, leaving much of the afternoon to get a warming glimpse of Pokhara Valley and fall in love with its ethereal beauty.

Pokhara is the tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, Buddhist and Hindu temples along with the magnificent views of mountains. You can observe the glistening white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 04: Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) takes approximately one and a half hours.

Now you begin your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tirkhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four and a half hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) takes about six hours.

You begin your trek with steep ascend for the first 2 hours and then gently passing through Magar villages of Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. On the way you can view the Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.) and Annapurna (7219m) south. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) and then to Tadapani (2675m.) takes about five and a half hours.

Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the superb sunrise over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snow capped mountain peaks. After breakfast trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650 m.). Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.) takes about three hours.

It is an easy descent all the way through rhododendron and oak forests. You can hear chirping of various birds on the way. This is one of the popular destinations for the bird lovers. Ghandruk is a traditional Gurung village which offers good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2040 m.) takes approximately four hours.

In the beginning, you ascend gently for an hour up to Ghandrukkot (2100m.) followed by a steep descend to the Kimron Khola (1700m.). Chhomrong is a gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary trek and inhabited by Gurung, one of the major ethnic groups of Nepal. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo (2340m.) takes about five hours.

Leaving Chhomrong, the trail descends on a stone staircase and crosses the Chhomrong climbing further on a rocky trail (beware of the stinging nettles!) you reach three hotels at Sinuwa, a check post at 2350m. You descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests. It is then a short distance on a muddy trail to Bamboo Lodge (2340m.). Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3230m.) takes about five hours.

Trek gently ascends through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. The first town you reach is Dovan (2630m.) where there are few lodges and camp sites. Now you pass through muddy trail which traverses high above the river. It takes approximately twenty minutes to reach Deurali (3230m.) Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 11: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m.) via Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.) takes about four hours.

This is one of the places, where you can enjoy the view of Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.). The path follows through alpine forest. After a short trek, you begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp (4170m.). From here, you can see the panoramic views of several Himalayan peaks. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 12: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630m.) takes about five hours.

You will trek  from Himalayan Hotel to Dovan. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 13: Trek from Dovan to Jhinudanda (1750m.) takes about approximately six hours.

The path is  a gradual descend up to a Bamboo passing through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo. Afterwards, the trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar and levels quite flat until you reach Sinuwa. The trek gradually descends to the Chhomrong Khola and then you have to follow stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhomrong. The last part of the trail is steeply down to Jhinudanda. From the town you walk down for 20 minutes to reach Hot Spring at the bank of the Modi Khola. You can unwind yourself at the hot springs. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 14: Trek from Jhinudanda to Pothana (1600m.) takes about five hours.

For the first part of the trek, you will descend observing beautiful waterfalls. The trail then ascends gently crossing numerous streams and terraces. After short trek, you will be at Landruk (1640m.). Now the trail gently ascends to Tolka (1850m.) and then to Bherikharka. From here, the trail goes steeply up to Deurali (2100m.) which offers romantic views of different mountain peaks. Now, the trail gradually descends to Pothana passing through a forest of oaks. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 15: Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi takes approximately three hours and from Dhampus Phedi drive to Pokhara.

The trail gently descends to Dhampus, a village mainly inhabited by Gurungs. Now you trek through flat terrace for some distance and steeply descend to Dhampus Phedi. You will drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours.

On the way you will head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar, where Nepal's first cable car joins the Manakamana Temple. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city of Kathmandu.

Day 17: Recreation & shopping day. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Recreation & shopping day. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Transfer to the Airport for final departure. (Fly out from Kathmandu).

Transfer to the Airport for final departure. (Fly out from Kathmandu).

Trip Cost Includes

a) Kathmandu

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • 4 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • One full day city sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with tour guide and private vehicle
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

b) Trekking

  • Trekking guide/s
  • Porter/s (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in Lodge (Tea house) during the trek
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks etc.
  • Entry Permit for Annapurna conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by A/C deluxe tourist bus and Pokhara – Nayapul and Phedi – Pokhara by private Vehicle
  • 2 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Insurance and equipment's for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.)

The price does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. I am happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. I will book it as per your suggestion.

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