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Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Teahouse Trek is one of the most popular trekking in Annapurna region, trekking west of Kathmandu. Its popularity is entirely understandable; with some of the most dramatic scenery in the world there are trekking routes to suit all seasons and levels of fitness. The best seasons for doing this trek are October to December and mid-March to May.

During the trek you will enjoy beautiful scenery including fantastic views of Himalayan peaks like Annapurna Mountain, Dhaulagiri which ranges from 6000m to 8167m (Dhaulagiri) and will pass through settlements of Gurung, Brahman, Chhetri, Thakali, Tamang castes and observe their culture and traditions.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal

Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel as per bookings
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara (913m) 7hrs by tourist bus and stay overnight in Hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul (1100m) and trek to Tirkhedhunga and stay over night. (4 Hours)
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2860m) about 5 hrs and stay over night at hotel.
Day 05: Trek to Tadapani (2721m) and over night (4 hours)
Day 06: Trek to chhomrong (2600m) and overnight (5 hours)
Day 07: Trek to Bamboo and overnight (5 hours)
Day 08: Trek to Deurali and stay over night (4 hours)
Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchere Base camp (3700m) and overnight (3hours)
Day 10: Rest day- hike around Annapurna base camp and back to Dovan (6 hours)
Day 11: Trek down to Chhomrong (2600m) and overnight (6 hours)
Day 12: Trek to Ghandrung (2100m) and stay over night (5 hrs)
Day 13: Trek to Nayapul (1100m) and drive to Pokhara overnight at Hotel
Day 14: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
Day 15: International departure

Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel as per bookings.

We will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival and transfer you to the hotel for the overnight stay

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara (913m) 7hrs by tourist bus and stay overnight in Hotel.

After having breakfast in the morning today, we drive to Pokhara. It takes around 7 hours to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu by bus. You can also take the flight which take about 30 minutes and in the remaining time, take your time to explore the Pokhara city and Lakeside. We stay overnight at a guesthouse in Pokhara.

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul (1100m) and trek to Tirkhedhunga and stay over night. (4 Hours)

Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara (1.5 hrs) and trek to Thikedunga (4 hrs)
We will depart Pokhara at around 8:30 by a private car. The road snacks through the scenic country side for about 1.5 hrs to the trekking trail head at Nayapul. This is the confluence of Modi river draining Annapurna base camp and Burungdi river. We follow upstream Burungdi river climbing gradually for about 4 hrs to Thikedunga. Thikedunga is a small charming village full of lodges where we will spend the night.

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2860m) about 5 hrs and stay over night at hotel.

After breakfast, we will start our days walk with steep climb to Ulleri village. There are about 3,000 stone steps to Ulleri village which will take about 2 hrs to climb. From Ulleri the trail climbs gradually through the forest for another 4 hrs to Ghorepani at 2,800 m. Ghorepani is the mountain pass overlooking at the deep KaliGandaki valley wedged between two eight thousand meter peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.

Day 05: Trek to Tadapani (2721m) and over night (4 hours)

Today we will head for our next destination of Tadapani. The trail passes through the rhododendron forest with few ups and downs of 400 m each.Tadapani has got the beautiful view of Annapurna south and Fishtail mountain.

Day 06: Trek to chhomrong (2600m) and overnight (5 hours)

From Tadapani we will climb down steeply about 900 m to the valley basin at Ghurjung river. Climb gradually along the mountain side to Chhomrong perched high up on the mountain ridge. Chhomrong is a large Gurung village at the corridore of Annapurna Sanctuary. The village offer the upclose view of Annapurna South (7,219 m), Fishtail (6,993 m).

Day 07: Trek to Bamboo and overnight (5 hours)

Trek down to Chhomrong khola (river) and then climb up to Sinwa in 3 hrs. From here we enter into steep valley towards Annapurna sanctuary at the buttresses of Annapurna South and Fishtail. From Sinwa we will climb down to Modi River at the little hemlet of 'Bamboo' in 2 hrs

Day 08: Trek to Deurali and stay over night (4 hours)

Climb gradually for another hour to Dovan (2,400m).Above Dovan we enter into the region where effect of the high altitude effects are felt. So with slow pace we gradually climb to another hamlet of Himalaya in 2 hrs. Himalaya has got two lodges. After Himalaya (2,900m), we enter into sparsely vegetated rocky terrain and climb steeply for one hrs to Hinku cave. Deurali is across the arduous moraine intercepted by creeks with ice deposition.

Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchere Base camp (3700m) and overnight (3hours)

Leaving Deurali the valley narrows even more as we enter the gateway to the Sanctuary. We climb up to the area which is called Macchappuchare Base camp, a level and grassy moraine platform with several lodges. In the afternoon we can go up to the ridge behind camp to look down onto the glacier and absorb the distant view of Annapurna 1 & 3, Gangapurna and by straining your neck upwards…the now nearby Fishtail.

Day 10: Rest day- hike around Annapurna base camp and back to Dovan (6 hours)

Another short day today, as it is a fairly gentle ascent from our camp to Annapurna South Base Camp, and a distance of only about 4 kilometers or 2½ miles. Increasingly impressive views reward us for our efforts as we climb the last steep section before reaching the basecamp area. The afternoon is free to relax and admire one of the most stunning mountain amphitheatres in the Himalaya. Optionally, if conditions and route permit there's a chance to walk out towards the Annapurna Base Camp. (4130m)

Day 11: Trek down to Chhomrong (2600m) and overnight (6 hours)

Trek down to Chhomrong.Chhomrong is built on the steep hillside and has a few shops and several tea-houses, wooden lodges and the whole village has stunning, prominent views towards Macchappuchare (Fish-Tail Peak).

Day 12: Trek to Ghandrung (2100m) and stay over night (5 hrs)

Ghandruk is a popular place for treks in the Annapurna range of Nepal( i.e. specially for Annapurna Base camp trek), with easy trails and various accommodation possibilities.From Ghandruk there are views to the mountains of Annapurna including Machapuchare.

Day 13: Trek to Nayapul (11,00m) and drive to Pokhara overnight at Hotel

On our way to Naya Pul from Jhinu Danda, we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. We have lunch on the way. Our trek will end at Naya Pul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 14: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

We drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara today. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you can utilize your time for the last minute shopping or you can explore around the city. We celebrate the Farewell Dinner together with the trekking team and spend overnight at the hotel.

Day 15: International departure

We are saying good bye to the Kathmandu as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We will transfer you to the airport for your returning flight

Total Duration: 15 days
Best Season: Autumn (Sep-Nov) and Spring (Mar-May)
Starting from: Nayapul (1.5 hours drive by private vehicle from Pokhara)
Ending at: Nayapul (1.5 hours drive by private vehicle to Pokhara)
Grade: Adventurous and moderate
Highest access: Annapurna base camp 4500metres
Average Temperature: -5 to 15 Celsius
Culture: Gurung, Brahman, Chhetri and others.
Mode of the trek: Tea house trek.
Himalayan sights : Himalayan ranges Mt. Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Fish tail, Dhaulagiri and many more.

Service Includes:

  • Airport transfers domestic and international.
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek – Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast with a cup of tea/coffee 3 times a day.
  • 2night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast plan-Double sharing basis.
  • 2 night hotel in Pokhara for Guest on Bed & Breakfast plan. - Double sharing basis
  • Tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu for GUEST and Staff and Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara by Private vehicle.
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide and Experince porter.
  • Facilities needed for guide and porter like their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets during the whole trekking (After completed trip, it should be returnable).
  • All necessary paper work and permits (Annapurna National park permit, TIMS cards )
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.

Service Excludes:

  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc
  • Extra nights in kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips for guid

A1 did a great job organising our trek and tour to Chitwan National Park. Our trekking guide Rit,really did an outstanding job providing for all our needs and giving us information on the areas we visited.Shrawan was very helpful during the planning process. Raj and Kim met with us personally upon arrival at the hotel and made sure we were pleased on all aspects of our travel experience.

James Harcis, USA.

Our trip to ABC was great and the people of A1 cared really good for us.You made a wonderful time,always happy and always supporting us.
We really felt at home with you in the mountains.BIg hud and thank you to Dev and Raj.I will be happy to come back nest time !

Katharina Haupt and Group, German

I travel a lot but this trip to Nepal with a group of 20 persons (Kathmandu, Pokhara, ABC Trek) - organized & accompanied by A1 - was one of my best journeys ever. And this was not only because of this wonderful country and it's specific spirit. The crew of A1 was so sincere, very professional, always ready to help,...

Kitzbuhel, Austria
We had a 12 day trek to Everest Base Camp and it went so well! Everything from the pre-trip correspondance with A1 Excursions to our departure from Kathmandu was well cared for by Raj and his team. Prior to beginning our hike we were introduced to our guide for 12 days, Dorjee. Dorjee is truly a top-notch guide who stands out for his professionalism, experience and kindness. While EBC is do-able without a guide, we found that with Dorjee we were given insight into culture and landscape which we wouldn't know otherwise. We also found a peace in knowing that all the details were cared for, which allowed us to enjoy the trip all the more. Our trip was one that we will never forget, and I would recommend it to anybody. Thank you A1 for all that you do.
Jordan B
Vancouver, Canada
In March 2013 I was with a group of around 20 Germans and an equal amount of Nepali carriers hiking towards the Anapurna Base camp. The beauty of Nepal in terms of people, culture and its nature needs no description but I´m very sure that the team of A1 helped us significantly in every moment. Starting with the airport-pickup with the very nice and knowledgable Shankar, who helps you to settle in Kathmandu to adjust for some days, the pre-depature people at A1 who give superb day-tours in and around Kathmandu and prepare you with everything you need for your hike to the outstanding work of each carrier in the Himalayan mountains. 

And they are far more than that, because they don´t only carry your bags with a grim on their faces like we´ve seen it happening at various other tours that we met in the mountains. They did everything in a way, that your hike can develop all its beauty: They made you smile, when your legs are hurting, they were perfect navigators always knowing where everyone of the group was, they motivated you, when you saw that no matter how hard your day was, they even carried 20-30 kg more and marched on and they gave you all the service that you need. 

When this comes together with the top-class tour planning of A1, delicious meals that you looked forward to during the whole day and breathtaking stops and accomodations offside the beaten track, then this is a lifelong memory. 

This happened to me and I will be forever grateful to Raj and his team who made this experience unforgettable. And just to mention: I´m a very critical thinker and I usually do find factors to criticize, but here nothing was to criticize.
Cologne, Germany

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