Annapurna base camp trek is famous for trekkers. The principal peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna Himal, including Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare, are arranged almost precisely in a circle About 10 miles in diameter with a deep glacier-covered amphitheater at the center. From this glacier basin, known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, the Modi Khola knifes its way south in a narrow gorge fully 12,000 ft. deep. Further south, the gorge opens up into a wide and fertile valley, the domain of the Gurungs. The middle and upper portions of Modi Khola offer some of the best short trekking routes in Nepal, and the valley is located so that these treks can be easily combined with treks into the Kali Gandaki region to the west.
In spite of the great heights of the surrounding peaks and ice walls, the valley floor between 12,000 and 14,000 ft. can provide comfortable camping spots in good weather.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu
We will welcome you in Tribhuvan international airport, Kathmandu and transfer you to the hotel. We will be giving a short formal briefing about the program and itinerary. If you have a time you can walk around the town.
Day 02 Sightseeing / Cultural Day in Kathmandu Valley
Today we will organize cultural sightseeing inside the Kathmandu valley, that includes several UNESCO world heritage site. Evening we will taste the traditional Nepali dining.
Day 03 Kathmandu to Pokharaa
You can either take a 40 min flight or 6 hrs tourist bus drive to Pokhara. You will be picked up and transferred to your hotel. You will also be introduced to our registered trekking guide in Pokhara. Evening time you can have a cool walk around the lake and the tourist lakeside area.
Day 04 Pokhara to Tikhe Dhungha (1525m)
After a breakfast you will be picked up by our guide at 7:00 am. We will take a short, hour and half drive to Nayapul, from where our first day of trekking starts. We will be following a clean and small Bhurung Khola(stream). After a small riverside trek village called Hile, we will climb steeply for half an hour to Tikhe Dhunga where we will spend our first night. (4:30 hrs)
Day 05 Tikhe Dhungha to Ghorepani (2750m)
We will climb a whole day to reach Ghorepani (2750m), but it’s a pleasant day to walk through the beautiful forest of rhododendron and oak, passing by sparkling streams and showery small waterfalls. (5:30 hrs)
Day 06 Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m)
We will wake up early in the morning and hike up to Poon Hill (3210m) an outstanding viewpoint for one of the best views of sunrise above the Himalaya. We walk down to Ghorepani for a warm breakfast and make our way to Tadapani. We trek on the ridge with pine and a colorful rhododendron forest. We will descend to reach Tadapani. (6 hrs)
Day 07 Tadapani to Chhomrong (2210m)
We will descend to catch Modi Khola (stream) and then we have to make a steep climb up to Chomrung, one of the big and beautiful villages along the trek. We will stay here. (5 hrs)
Day 08 Chhomrong to Doban (2540m)
Today we will ascent our way to Deurali (3170) m, it will be a beautiful day to see machhapuchre (6997m) and get insight about why its called “fish tail”. If we are lucky we might encounter some animal like deer, jackal or may be some colorful pheasants. (5:30 hrs)
Day 10 Deurali to Annapurna Base camp
Today we climb up to Annapurna Base Camp crossing Machhapuchfe Basecamp. The way offers you a magnificent 360 view of mountains, giving you a feeling of getting inside the valley of giant white mountains, which is why it is called Annapurna Sanctuary. (5:30 hrs)
Day 11 Annapurna Base Camp descent to Sinuwa
We move down to Sinuwa, it’s easy and fast. (5 hrs)lk
Day 12 Sinuwa to Ghandrung (1940m)
We walk easily to Gurjung Khola and a slightly ascend until kmrong and Deurali, from where Ghandrung is an easy target, a Gurung village famous for its view of Annapurna and cultural tourism. We are early; we can walk around the village and visit the Gurung Museum (4:30hrs)
Day 13 Ghandruk to Birethanti, Naya Pul; then drive to Pokhara (910m)
Today is the final day of the trek, we will walk easily all the way passing through some beautiful villages and farmlands till Nayapul. We will be picked up by our private vehicle and transferred to your hotel in Pokhara. (5hrs)
Day 14 Pokhara to Kathmandu
You can fly 40 min or drive 6 hrs by tourist bus to Kathmandu; you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel .or Pokhara is a beautiful valley with lakes and tourism; there is a lot to see and do in this place. You can extend your visit here for 2-3 days.
Day 15 Bhaktapur sightseeing.
Sightseeing in Bhaktapur the city of architects' paradise, famous for wood carving. Stay overnight in Bhaktapur.
Day 16 Departure back home.
Departure, our private vehicle will drop you at Tribhuvan International airport.
Note: This is the standard itinerary designed to provide enough space to explore more parts of the country and trails of your holiday. Also the overnight stays during the trek are fixed, being aware of the possibility of altitude sickness.
We can customize your trip as per your personal/family/friends way of travelling. Contact our Nepal expert
Trip Name: Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Duration: 16 Days
Trip Type: Tea House/Camping
Group Size : Min 1 to Max 16
Trekking Grade : Moderate
Min. altitude: 1065m
Highest access :4130m
Best season: September to November & February to May (however we arrange this trek throughout the year )
Transportation: Land or Flight
Accommodation: Hotel/ Resort in Kathmandu & Pokhara, tea house during the trek or camping
Culture: Gurung, Ghale, Mixed culture
Please contact us for cost details