Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Trip Grade
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Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu, Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon arrival on TIA, our representative from Himalayan trekkers will greet you in Nepalese customs and transfer to your respective hotel. You can stroll around Thamel in the evening if you have time.

Airport Pickup in a Private Vehicle

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2

Drive to Pokhara

After breakfast, you will drive to Pokhara enjoying the scenic landscapes along the Prithivi highway alongside the Trishuli river. Upon reaching Pokhara you will enjoy boating at Phewa Lake and roam around this city of lakes.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Pokhara

Day 3

Drive to Nayapul and then Trek to Ulleri

Early in the morning - you will have an hour of a scenic drive towards Nayapul then will start our trek towards Ulleri. After crossing Birethanti - you will follow the streams and reach Tikhe Dhunga. After crossing the suspension bridge, you will have to climb steep stone (3500 stairs steps up) to reach towards Ulleri. You will have an ample opportunity to view tranquil views of Himchuli and Fishtail on your trail.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 Hrs

Day 4

Trek to Ghorepani (2856 m)

After breakfast, you gradually move towards Ghorepani. Nature spreads exotic sight of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, lush vegetation, and rich plant life before you. You can spend some time here capturing photographs and feel the fresh air of Himalayas. Then, after trekking some hours, finally - you will find yourself in Ghorepani. Ghorepani also has pretty good lodges to provides good food and accommodation to travelers. Upon arrival, refresh yourself for some time and explore the surrounding areas with sunset views of the beautiful Annapurna Ranges.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 Hrs

Day 5

Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210 m) for sunrise view and trek to Tadapani

Early morning, you will hike up to PoonHill for sunrise views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Poonhill is renowned for the world’s best viewpoint for panoramic views of butterfly: Dhaulagiri I: world’s seventh-highest peak, and tenth highest Annapurna I peak, Dhaulagiri II, III, Fishtail, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri South, Dhampus Peak, and many other snowcapped peaks. After this - you will have a warm breakfast served by the pun people - local ethnic people of this region.

Also, you will get the opportunity to experience the warm hospitality and culture of Pun People. After breakfast, you will leave Ghorepani and walk towards Tadapani. Tadapani is an excellent viewpoint for glimpses of heavenly sights of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Fishtail.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 Hrs

Day 6

Trek to Chhomrong

After breakfast, you will start your trek to Chomrong. You will trek all the way through terrace farmings and typical village houses, nevertheless, the colorful blooming flowers of the Rhododendron forests make your walk more fascinating. From here, views of the stunning Annapurna South and Hiunchuli & Fishtail are close. Gurung inhabitant resides in this village, surrounded by the dense woods with distinct views of the Himalayan ranges. Overnight at Chomrong.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 4.5 - 5 Hrs

Day 7

Trek to Dovan

Today after breakfast, you will start your trek from Chomrong to Dovan. On the way, you will observe the panoramic views of Fishtail from a different angle very close. After around two hours of walk through the green forest of rhododendron and Bamboo, you will reach a place named Bamboo. This place is popular for awesome views of the ranges of Annapurna Himalayas, Flora, and Fauna. The name Bamboo is given due to the high production of Bamboo in this area. You then trek almost an hour to reach Dovan walking all the way through the dense forest. Dovan is a small settlement where people migrated from other places for pure business. So you can see mixed people of different cultures and lifestyles.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 Hrs

Day 8

Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp

On this 8th day, after breakfast - we start our trek by gradually walking towards Machhapuchre Base Camp (MBC) following some mesmerizing views of Machhapuchre and Gangapurna facing towards us. After you cross Bagar - you will ascend towards MBC. Moving forward the MBC - you will see the view of Mount Macchapuchre more close. Upon reaching the basecamp itself, you now can see the charming views of Machhapuchre (Fishtail) and Annapurna III, Gangapurna and other peaks. Overnight at MBC.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 Hrs

Day 9

Trek To Annapurna Base Camp

On hiking this trekking trail (also known as Annapurna circuit trail) for about 2 - 3 hours, you will ascend towards the North West alongside a small ridge branching out from the mountain pass to mountainside with widespread terraced fields showcasing tranquil pastures. Now - the whole purpose of the trek comes to light as you finally reach the Annapurna Base Camp. Here you will witness some awesome picturesque landscapes, majestic panoramic view of snow-capped mountainous peaks like Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Singhachuli, Glaciers, and more peaks with varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna massif.

In the evening, you can further trek along to see the popular Annapurna Glacier, and sunset views over the Annapurna Range, including Hiunchuli and other peaks. During the time of heavy snow, it would be great to hike up to Chorten, walking along the snowy trails. There are lots more to cover within this short duration: you cannot stop capturing the photographs of landscape and Himalayan Range. Overnight stay at lodges.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 2 - 2.5 Hrs

Day 10

Trek back to Bamboo

After breakfast, with the sunrise view, you will trek down to Bamboo passing along the enthralling Annapurna ranges and its surroundings.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 Hrs

Day 11

Trek to Jhinu (Hot Spring) hill

Today you will trek back to Chhomrong with the view of majestic Himalayan ranges and descend towards Jhinu Hill where you can relax and be stress-free while dipping on the Hot spring. Overnight stay at Chhomrong.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 6 Hrs

Day 12

Trek to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara

After breakfast, you will descend towards Kiwai where you can have an amalgam view of the Machhapuchhre and Annapurna South. Further, you will be driven back to Pokhara. Evening time strolling around Pokhara and getting relaxed. Overnight at Pokhara.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Pokhara Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 Hrs

Day 13

Drive/Flight towards Kathmandu

From Pokhara, you can either fly (25min) or drive (6-7 hrs) to Kathmandu. We will have some spare time in the evening. Once you arrive at Kathmandu, you can meet up and discuss regarding the trip with Himalayan Trekkers representative. Farewell dinner with be hosted from us at an authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural programs. Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 14

Departure

Today is the final departure and time a say goodbye. A representative from Himalayan Trekkers will drop you off at the airport at your scheduled time.

Airport Drop Off in a Private Vehicle.

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Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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