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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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 !!
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.
Check-in to your appropriate room along with welcome drinks at the lobby. Take some relaxation
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.
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.
After breakfast, take one hour drive to Nayapul.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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