Annapurna Base Camp Trek combines some of the most spectacular mountain scenery and fascinating insights into the lives of people in the Himalaya. Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) is a rudimentary camp site on Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m). The trek takes you through the Oak and Rhododendron forests and culturally rich Gurung and Magar villages of the region. Attracting almost 70,000 trekkers a year, Annapurna trekking is a unique experience for adventurers, beginner and experts alike. You can get a close encounter of high rising mountains within a short period of time during the trek. Base camp offers most spectacular and dramatic view of the towering snow capped peaks surrounding the region from each site.
As you pass through the local Gurung and Managi villages, you get to observe the authentic culture and lifestyle of Himalaya. The culmination of making it to the top coupled by the majestic splendors of Machapuchare (6,993m), Annapurna I and Hiunchuli (6,441m) makes this an extremely rewarding adventure trip
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m)
Welcome to Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m)
After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, the world biggest Bouddhanath stupa and visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple. After exploring the surrounding areas visit historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess). Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara valley (823m)
Early morning drive by tourist bus to Pokhara through the beautiful Nepalese countryside to reach the Pokhara lakeside and transfer to the hotel and rest of the time explore the surrounding lakeside areas and overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,577m)
Today after breakfast our trekking guide will take you for an hour drive to Naya Pul and commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town beside the Modi River. We head up the main trail to Sudami where we climb gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Hile (1495m) before pushing on to Tikhe Dhunga.
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2,850m)
After breakfast we prepare for the long uphill and start with steeply ascends on the long stone steps to Ulleri village with the amazing landscape and the Himalayan scenery. We spend a pleasant day's trekking through rhododendron and oak forests. The scenery gives you inner power to climb up these steps and immerse you to walk more. After few hours of walking with several breaks in between reaching at Ghorepani, we can enjoy the fantastic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range.
Day 06: Poon hill hike and trek to Tadapani (2540m)
An early morning start for 40 minutes hike up to Poon hill (3210m/10530ft), the route offers the glimpse of the pleasant rhododendron forest. This brilliant viewpoint provides us an unobstructed sunrise over the high Himalayas and the wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and all the way to Manasalu. After a great time return back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trek to Tadapani for overnight.
Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong (2,210m)
Dropping down from Tadapani to the Kimrong Khola offers good views of the upper Modi valley. After crossing the suspension bridge the trail follows up to the Gurjung village for your lunch stop. Further trek leads uphill for half an hour we then arrive in the village of Chhomrong (2210m) which lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli. Chhomrong is the biggest Gurung settlement in this valley.
Day 08: Trek to Dovan (2,600m)
After breakfast our trail descent to the Chhomrong Khola and then the trail leads us to a small place of Sinuwa hill. After that the trek enters the upper Modi Khola valley. After lunch we continue our trek going down to Bamboo through an uninhabited forest area to Dovan for overnight stay.
Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchre Base Camp (MBC- 3,700)
After your breakfast our day start for the route climbs to Himalaya Hotel (2840m). On the way we can explore the Hinku cave, where from the trail crosses a ravine and major avalanche track just further till Deurali (3,000m/9,840 ft) for lunch. After lunch the trail continues into the Machhapuchre Base Camp for overnight stay with the closest view of the Machhapuchre along Annapurna I and Gangapurna.
Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC- 4130m)
After breakfast this day lead you in the heart of the Sanctuary at the Annapurna Base Camp for overnight stay. The trail follows uphill for few hours passing a few roofless shepherds huts along the side of a moraine and this area is windy and often snowbound. This is superb scenery of the Himalaya and can be seen rarely this amazing panoramic view of snow capped mountains surrounding you. Full day you have time to explore and relax at the base camp as per your interest.
Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,300m)
Today wake up with the glimpse of sunrise over Mt Annapurna I and after a great time retrace the journey back to Bamboo for the overnight. As you know that here as well few guest house settled for the purposes of tourism service. You can rest and relax at the evening with a good memorable view of the many snow capped peaks and enjoy the dinner.
Day 12: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1,780m)
After breakfast our trail leads to the Khuldi Ghar and retract to Sinuwa hill continuous trek up to the Chhomrong. After lunch the trek steeply descend towards the Jhinu for overnight stay. You may have chance to visit natural hot spring down to the stream and enjoy the hot bath.
Day 13: Trek to Pokhara (823m)
This will be a long day walk follows the river Modi most of the way reaching at Landruk village from here the route follow the down hill path leading back to Syauli Bazaar. The walk is pleasant most of the way following the Modi River until Birethanthi and an easy trek to Nayapul. Our adventure ends here and we drive back to Pokhara for the overnight.
Day 14: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300m)
Early morning drive by tourist bus to Pokhara through the beautiful Nepalese countryside to reach the Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the time relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.