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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna base camp trek offers a magnificent and overwhelming mountain views where you will be fascinated with an amazing dramatic change in culture, temperature, vegetation to unique landscapes.

Annapurna base camp trek popular hiking destination of Annapurna region in Nepal, the ABC trek can combine with Ghorepani poon hill. The trek commences from Pokhara valley, an amazing touristic spot in the whole Himalaya with awesome views of Annapurna. While the Annapurna is reflected on the simmering Lake Phewa. The trek heads higher lands with a climb on stone paved steep steps sometimes on leaving the village area walking into alpine woodland of wonderful rhododendron, pines, oaks and bamboo trees, walk leads to a large Gurung village of Chomrong at the height of 1,951 meters, the last permanent Gurung village and the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp.

Annapurna area was first explored by the British Adventure Col. James O.M. ‘Jimmy’ Roberts in the year 1956 and exposed to the world as the ‘Sanctuary of Gods’. As a result, the Sanctuary has been christened as “Annapurna Sanctuary” ever since. While Annapurna base camp trek is combined with Poon Hill (3210m) trek. This trekking route can observe a close up view of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (7041m), Fishtail or Machhapuchhare (6998m,) Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna (II 7939m), Annapurna III(7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m),  Annapurna south (7219m), Himchuli (6441m), Lamjung Himal (6986m), Tukuche peak (6920m).  This trek more distinct than any other treks by its multi-ethnic villages, their rich culture, beautiful landscape, and natural scenery. In addition, this is a good introductory route for close encounters with the Himalayas in a short period of time. Hence, this trek is one of the most popular and spectacular trekking trails in Nepal.

How to access Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Annapurna base camp trek 16 days starts with a short drive to the Nayapul. And then walking from the warm areas with a slow climb towards mid hills through several traditional Gurung tribes’ farm villages with constant beautiful views of Annapurna Mountains with majestic Mt. Machapuchare (Fish Tail). The trail passes through the rural farms and villages, a variety of terrain and to glaciers. After Chomrong you’ll head downhill over terraced farm fields to Chomrong River. And then an uphill climb through cool dense forest to Bamboo a small settlement, located by the Modi River. From here trek advance to the more cooler area after leaving the tree lines at Machapuchare Base Camp 3,720m. While, Machapuchare Base Camp located at the base of towering North Face of Fishtail peak, the starting point of the sanctuary and towards Annapurna Base Camp.

Trek to Annapurna base camp from here with close views of Annapurna mountain range heading high on grassy uphill slopes, to reach  Annapurna Base Camp overlooking towards magnificent Annapurna peaks and Annapurna I a wall of a mountain. After a good scenic walk reaching  Annapurna Base Camp with ample time to marvel and enjoy the mountain views.

With amazing and marvelous time at Annapurna Base Camp heading back to Pokhara via an alternative route. This leads you the best of Annapurna area walking past Chomrong with downhill to Jhinu Danda. While, perched on a ridge offers refreshing bathe in hot springs which is just 20 minutes walk downhill by Modi River continuous to Landruk, Tolka and Dhampus village. Finally to the road head for a short drive back to picturesque Pokhara before leaving to Kathmandu, after a wonderfully memorable experience with Himalayan Smiles Treks Annapurna base camp trek because of professional trekking crew and reasonable trek cost.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  1. Seven-hour scenic drive to Pokhara
  2. Walk around Phewa Lake
  3. Enchanting Sunrise view from Poon Hill (3210m)
  4. Close up view of Mt Machhapurchhre and Annapurna I
  5. Eye-catching waterfalls and Modi Khola river
  6. Beautiful terraces with rice field and farmhouse.
  7. Friendly Gurung people and their hospitality

Trip Fact

Trip Duration: 16 days
Trip Code: HST-AT-15
Trek Start/End : Nayapul / Phedi
Grade: Moderate/Difficult
Trek start Elevation: 1110 m.
Highest Elevation: 4130 m.
Group Size: Minimum 2 person
Best time: October, November, December, February, March, April
Mode of Trek: Teahouse
Trek Duration: 16 days
Starting Price $730.00 .00
  • Cost Includes
    • Airport  to hotel pick and drop by private vehicle
    • Two-night accommodation in Kathmandu at three-star hotel with breakfast
    • Two-night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
    • One highly experienced mountain Guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people),
    • Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide and porters
    • Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
    • All necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation area entry permit
    • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
    • All additional government tax
    • Kathmandu/ Pokhara / Kathmandu tourist bus ticket.
    • Other ground transportation
  • Cost Excludes
    • Nepal entry visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days from the date of issue) (You may easily get Nepal visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport,
    • All Meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during trekking
    • International airfare
    • Accommodation in Mountain lodge run by local people during the trek
    • Travelers insurance
    • All kind of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Approx 10-12 USD)
    • Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
    • Tips to guide and porter
    • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. Personal illness, strike etc.
    • Helicopter evacuation charge in case of emergency whilst trekking
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Day by Day Itinerary

Day
01
Arrival in Kathmandu

Himalayan Smile representative will be greet you in the airport. He/ she will transfer  to the hotel. At the hotel, we  give you a  short orientation about your overall activities in Nepal.If you have any question, query or any kinds of problem, feel free to share with us. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu hotel.

Samsara hotel and resort
Orientation
Breakfast only
Kathmandu (1340m)
Day
02
ktm - pokhara tourist- bus
Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara

Drive to the Pokhara  is approximately 200km. Your breakfast, lunch will be on the way to Pokhara. Enjoy the amazing landscape, greenery,terraced field, mountain scenery on the way. In the evening, explore the lakeside area. O/n at Pokhara.

The Lakeside Retreat Pokhara
Travel, sightseeing, boating
Breakfast
Pokhara (( 827 m / 2,713 f)
Day
03
Annapurna base camp- tikhedhunga
Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and start your trek

Drive to Nayapul is around one and half hour from  your hotel.Start your trekking from Nayapul.Your lunch will be on the way to Ulleri, have lunch in the appropriate location. From Tikhedhunga,the trail go steep uphill throughout the stair cases. O/n at Ulleri.

Mountain lodge
trekking
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ulleri (2073m)
Day
04
ghorepani- annapurna - base- camp
Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani

Your trek start after your breakfast, Today the trail leads you to the Ghorepani at 2826m. The trek gently ascend up to Banthanti (2250 meters) through Oak and rhododendron forest. Then continue trek towards Ghorepani through Nangeythanti (2460 meters). O/ n at mountain lodge.

Mountain Lodge
trekking
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ghorepani (2874m)
Day
05
poon hill, ghorepani, annapurna base camp
Hike to Poonhill then trek to Tadapani

Wake up early morning and hike up to Poon hill(3210m). It is one of the best view point in Annapurna region. View the panorama of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung, Fistail, Himchuuli etc . After viewing, back to the Hotel and have Breakfast, Today we trek to Tadapani . O/ n at mountain lodge

Tadapani
Hiking, Trekking
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tadapani ((2630m)
Day
06
Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong

Afterbreakfast, we start trekking towards the Chumrung. Chumrung is also famous place for viewing the Annapurna South, Himchuli, Fistails and some others. Pass throughout the Kimrung danda, Kimrung khola Chere danda and finally Chumrung.O/ n at  mountain lodge.

Mountain lodge
Trekking
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Chumrung (2170m)
Day
07
Dovan- annapurna= base- camp - trek
Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan

After breakfast,  We trek to Dovan which is approximately 5 hours from Chumrung. Enjoy the Nature around the trails. The trails gradually go  high altitude so do not hurry your pace, believe yourself Enjoy  the greenery, streams.village lyfestyle  and mountain views. O/n at Mountain lodge.

Mountain Lodge
Trekking
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dovan (2630m)
Day
08
Deurali- annapurna - base- camp- trek
Trek from Dovan to Deurali

After breakfast, we trek up to Deurali (3200m) throughout the densely divert if rhododendron and   bamboo forest. Pass the Modi river and following the trail you feel alpine area arrives which called Deurali. Reach the hotel  on time.  O/ n at mountain lodge.

 

Mountain Lodge
Trekking
Breakfast, Lunch ,Dinner
Deurali (3230m)
Day
09
Trek Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp

Gently we start trekking towards Annapurna Base Camp, Before you reach to the Annapurna Base Camp, we get the excellent view from Macchapurche base camp (3700m). ABC offers  360 degree view of Himalayas including Annapurna I, Annapurna South , Himchuli and Fistail and so many. O/n at mountain lodge

Mountain Lodge
Trekking
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
ABC (4130m)
Day
10
Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan

Collecting the rewarding view of Himalayas ranges and warm morning view, trek down to   Dovan (2505m). Walking downhill is always easy and not so difficult. The great view of Himalayas and amazing landscape covers our full day trekking.O/n at mountain lodge.

Mountain Lodge
Trekking
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dovan (2630m)
Day
11
Trek from Dovan to Chhomrong

After breakfast, we follow the previous trekking trails to reach Chumrung village. Enjoy the  glittering view of Annapurna south, Fistail, Himchuli and Gangapurna mountain.Pass  Cheredanda, Kimrung Khola to reach Chumrung.  we will walk approximately 5-6 hours . O/n at mountain lodge

Mountain lodge
trekking
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Chumrung (2170m)
Day
12
landurk - annapurna - base- camp
Trek from Chhomrong to Landrung

After breakfast, we trek to Landrung village. It is typically Gurung village you will see in the landruk .Still from the landruk also offers  good view of Annapurna ranges. If you requested to the hotel , they organize a cultural programe by the mother’s group of village.  Approx.  5 hours walk. O/n at mountain lodge

Mountain Lodge
Trekking
Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
Landruck (1565m)
Day
13
Trek from Landrung to Dhampus

After breakfast,Today trek to  Tolka about 1:30 hours climb up to the Pothana Deurali and further up to beautiful Dampus village trail follows through dense green forest along the ridge of hills.  Walking 5 hours after you will be at Dhampus (1830m).  O/n at mountain lodge

Mountain Lodge
Trekking
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dhampus (1650m)
Day
14
phedi- annapurna- base- camp
Trek to Phedi. Drive to Pokhara

Today is the last day of your trekking trip which is just one hour from Dhampus to Phedi. At Phedi, Our transportation will be their to pick you up to the Pokhara hotel.Check in hotel at the Pokhara hotel. Have a rest. O/n at hotel in Pokhara

The Lakeside Retreat Hotel
trekking, travel
Lunch only
Phedi (1130m) and Pokhara (823m)
Day
15
Pokhara Kathmandu bus
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

After breakfast, Drive to the Kathmandu – 7 hours drive. In evening you can stroll around Thamel, the major tourist destination of Kathmandu. You can do some last minute shopping of souvenirs for your family and relatives,take a rest, go to the bar, spa or leisure. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu

Samsara Resort and hotel
Travel, Explore Thamel
Breaklfast
Kathmandu (1400m)
Day
16
kathmandu airport
Transfer to the airport for your onward journey

Today is your the last day in Nepal.Your trips come to end. Our officer will come to meet you at the hotel to drop off  Kathmandu International Airport for your flight to home.We will reach to the airport three hours before your scheduled flight.

All the best for your onward Journey !!

Breakfast
Departure

Detailed Itinerary

transfer to hotel
Trasfer to Hotel

After arrival in Kathmandu airport (TIA), you will be welcomed by our officer. He will assist you to transfer the hotel. Drive 30 min to the hotel at Thamel which lies 7km west from the airport.


samsara resort thamel
Check-in to hotel

Check-in to your appropriate room along with welcome drinks at the lobby. Take some relaxation


Orientation program

Visit our office Himalayan Smile at Saatghumti, Thamel where you will negotiate with Managing Director Mr. KP Subedi. Have a brief discussion about trekking and a payment. The cash is taken either US$ or Nepali Rupees. Paying via credit card is also acceptable.


annapurna base camp trekking preparation
Preparation

Meet the trekking guide and he will assist you for the shopping. If you are lack of trekking equipment, they are easily available in the Thamel. However, Dufflebag, Sleeping bag and Down Jacket is provided by Himalayan Smile, so you don’t need to shop them. Make sure to carry a Diamox if you think you’ll get altitude sickness.

Pokhara Kathmandu bus
Drive to Pokhara

Tourist bus departs for Pokhara at 7 o’clock. Walk to tourist bus station with your trekking guide.  The bus  stops for your breakfast, Lunch in the highway restaurants on the way.


Check in Lakesite retreat
Check-in to hotel

Check in at Pokhara hotel. The rest of the day is free. O/n at hotel in Pokhara

 

Tourist coach.hiance
Drive to Nayapul

After breakfast, take one hour drive to Nayapul.

 

 


Trek to Ulleri

After you reach Nayapul, you will start your trekking slowly. After 20-minutes walking along the Modi stream, you will reach at Birethanti – a beautiful village that has plenty of tea shops and guest houses. Then follow the left route through the village. Your trek continue heading to Ulleri following the bank of the Burungdi stream. You will climb slightly up to the valley of Hile (1495 meters) and Tikhedhunga (1525 meters). The trail leads steep up to Ulleri (2073 meters), a large beautiful Magar village. Ulleri is stopping point for today. O/ n at mountain lodge

annapurna base camp trek
Trek to Ghorepani

After breakfast you start your walking. Today the trail leads you to the Ghorepani, one of the popular destinations of Annapurna region situated at an altitude of 2856 meters. You should gently ascend up to Banthanti (2250 meters) through Oak and rhododendron forest. Then continue trek towards Ghorepani through Nangeythanti (2460 meters). Today you will walk approximately 5 hours. O/ n at mountain lodge.

tadapani- annapurna- base- camp
Hike to Poon HJill and Trek to Tadapani

Early in the morning climb up to Poon Hill (3210 meters) to see the panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himalayan ranges as well as exciting sunrise view over the Himalayas. After experiencing the great views of Himalayan panorama from Poon Hill, you descend to Ghorepani. After breakfast, continue downhill trek to Tadapani (2625meter). The trail goes a long the ridges of rhododendron and pine forest till the Tadapani. O/ n at mountain lodge

 

chumrung village
Trek to Chumrung

Today’s trail descends to Kimrong stream through the forest of rhododendron. You then walk towards Chhomrong crossing through the Gurjung village. Chhomrong offers you close views of Mt. Annapurna south and Himchuli and the virgin peak, Fishtail (Machhapuchchhre). O/ n at mountain lodge

Trek to Dovan

Today you descend to Chhomrong stream and again climb up to Dovan (2505m) crossing through silent rhododendron forest. O/ n at mountain lodge

Trek from Dovan to Deurali
Trek to Deurali

Today, we climb to Deurali (3200m) through the rhododendron and bamboo forest. The place located on the ridge of Hinko Cave and it is the trail most stretch subject to avalanche. O/ n at mountain lodge

Annapurna base camp trek
Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

The day begins with climb to Machhapuchhre base camp (3900 meters) and then to Annapurna base camp (4131m). The area is surrounded by the mountains and is known as Annapurna Sanctuary. This place gives you an spectacular view of Himalayas including Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Barah Shikhar. Annapurana Base Camp is the final destination of your trekking. O/n at mountain lodge

DOvan to Chumrung
Trek to Dovan

After visiting Annapurna Base Camp you trek back to Dovan (2505m) with exciting memory of Annapurna South and other giant Himalayan peaks. It takes around 8 hours of walking. O/n at mountain lodge

Trek to Chumrung

Today you descend to Chhomrong village (2340m) following the previous route. Normally it takes around 5 hours of walking. O/n at mountain lodge

Trek to Landurk

Today you walk to Landrung Village (1940m).. In the trail you still have you great views of Mt. Annapurna South and Himchuli. Landruk is situated the opposite  hill of Ghandruk village. It is also 5 hour of walking from Chumrung to Landruk. O/n at mountain lodge

Trek to Dhampus

After breakfast first of all you move towards Tolka, another beautiful village of Annapurna region. Then you climb steps through the forest until Deurali. Deurali gives you nice views of Pokhara valley in the south and the Annapurna range in the north. Then you will descend to Dhampus (1830m), another beautiful Gurung village. O/n at mountain lodge

Trek to Phedi and Pokhara drive
Trek to Phedi

Today is short and sweet trekking from Dhampus to Phedi. All the way the trail go down throughout the villages and forest. The trek is around one and half hours.Form Phedi, Our vehicle will transfer to the airport, its around half hour to reach Pokhara.O/n at Pokhara hotel.


transfer to hotel
Drive to Pokhara Hotel

From Phedi you take half an hour drive to Pokhara. Our vehicle picks up you there. Check in hotel at the Pokhara hotel. Have a rest at the hotel. O/n at hotel in Pokhara

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

After breakfast walk to tourist bus station with trekking guide. Then set for Kathmandu. After reach in Kathmandu, you will be taken to your hotel at Kathmandu. Have a rest. In evening you can stroll around Thamel, the major tourist destination of Kathmandu. You can do some last minute shopping of souvenirs for your family and relatives. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu

Hiance
Transfer to Airport

Today is your the last day in Nepal. Our officer will come to meet you at the hotel to escort you to Kathmandu International Airport for your flight to home.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Price

Silver Price - US$ 730.00 Per Person (Twin sharing)  Book Now

The Package cost includes:

  • Airport  to hotel pick and drop by private vehicle
  • Two-night accommodation in Kathmandu at three-star hotel with breakfast
  • Two-night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • One highly experienced mountain Guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people),
  • Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide and porters
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • All necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation area entry permit
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
  • All additional government tax
  • Kathmandu/ Pokhara / Kathmandu tourist bus ticket.
  • Other ground transportation

The Package cost excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days from the date of issue) (You may easily get Nepal visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport,
  • All Meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during trekking
  • International airfare
  • Accommodation in Mountain lodge run by local people during the trek
  • Travelers insurance
  • All kind of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Approx 10-12 USD)
  • Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. Personal illness, strike etc.
  • Helicopter evacuation charge in case of emergency whilst trekking

Gold Price - US$ 1095.00 Per Person (Twin sharing)  Book Now

The Package cost includes:

  • Airport to hotel pick and drop by private vehicle
  • Two-night accommodation in Kathmandu at three-star hotel with breakfast
  • Two-night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Accommodation in Mountain lodge run by local people during the trek
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during trekking
  • One highly experienced mountain Guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people),
  • Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide and porters
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • All necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation area entry permit
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
  • All additional government tax
  • Kathmandu/ Pokhara / Kathmandu tourist bus ticket.
  • Other ground transportation

The Package cost excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days/ USD 40 for 30 days from the date of issue) (You may easily get Nepal visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu)
  • International airfare
  • Travelers insurance
  • All kind of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Approx 10-12 USD)
  • Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. Personal illness, strike etc.
  • Helicopter evacuation charge in case of emergency whilst trekking

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