Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Level
Moderate
Destination
Nepal
Max Altitude
4130M
Trip Duration
13 Days

Overview

Trekking Highlights:

“Walk into high plateau within scenic Annapurna Sanctuary and at base camp Amazing views of dramatic landscapes of rolling green hills and high mountains From warm sub-tropical to cool green hills to arctic zone of ice and glaciers At Annapurna base camp comfort of nice lodge with rooms facing mountain views Explore traditional villages of Gurung people of great interesting colorful culture Walking with daily views of stunning Annapurna Himalaya range of peaks”.

Trip Profile:  

Trip Mode: On hotels and lodge basis on treks.

Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.

People and Culture: Populated by Gurung people on high green hills of Buddhism with touch of Hindu religions of varied colorful l and impressive cultures.

Highest spot: At Annapurna Base Camp 4, 130 m high.

Region of Trekking: Nepal Far North Mid-West Annapurna Region.

Duration of walks: 07 Nights and 08 Days (Pokhara to Pokhara).

Total Trip: 12 Nights and 13 Days (Arrival to final departure).

Seasons: Nearly all months of the year except monsoon June to August wet seasons, March to May wild-flowers are in blooming time, with clear morning for views and pleasant day for walks, October to December another best months for clear views of mountain scenery, morning  and night times will be cold as per altitude wise.

Introduction:

Nepal High Point Trekking offers an exclusive walks with an adventure on high alpine hills of Annapurna region, in a short duration of time frame a little longer of a week.

Where you will have fascinating and enjoyable time as walk leads you from warm low farm areas to reach cooler green hills within lovely forested areas enriched with tall rhododendron (national flower of Nepal), Magnolia, oaks, pine and fir tree lines including bamboo groves.

As walk progress exploring impressive Gurung villages of Ghandruk and Chomrong and on routes enriched with ancient heritage traditional farm life including interesting culture of Buddhism religion, and then reaching our main goal and highlight at Annapurna base camp within scenic Sanctuary enclosed within array of mountain views.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking one of the shortest base camp adventure in whole Himalaya region as well the only base camp that offers nice and cozy lodge to travelers with rooms facing tremendous views of Annapurna peaks.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, a perfect Himalayan destination that reaches you at the foot of Mt. Annapurna-I that stands high above 8,091 m / 26,545 ft high listed as world’s tenth highest mountains, first 8,000 meter peak ever to be climbed even before Mt. Everest way back in 1950 by French Expedition.

An adventure without a problem and risk of catching AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) where walk leads you on gradual trail gaining elevation slowly as you acclimatize during the treks with overnight stops in each different heights and location.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking begins and ends at scenic Pokhara city, where drive leads you to start the walks into green mid hills around nice farm Gurung villages and then entering into Modi River gorge for some days, then walking into a picturesque open wide area at Annapurna Sanctuary where base camp situated at 4,130 m high.

Enjoy fabulous panorama of whole Annapurna peaks with majestic Machhapuchare the fish-tail peaks and then head downhill back into green vegetation and farm areas where short exciting drive brings you into famous and popular touristic spot in Pokhara by its calm Phewa Lakes, after concluding a great adventure with enjoyable experience on Annapurna Base Camp Trekking with great service of Nepal High Point its friendly guides and staff.

Trek Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu trek preparation with an optional tour around world heritage sites.

Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins on air) -06 hrs overland ride.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul or beyond and trek to Ghandruk 1,940 m - 05 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Chomrong 1,955 m - 06 hrs.              

Day 06: Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,720 m -06 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m - 04 hrs.

Day 09: Trek to Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hrs.

Day 10: Trek to Jhinu-danda with hot spring 1,700 m - 06 hrs. 

Day 11: Trek to Kyume on the road head and drive to Pokhara -05 hrs.

Day 12: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 13: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.


Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On reaching at Kathmandu international airport received by our Nepal High-Point Trekking staff and guide with warm welcome then transfer to your hotel in centre of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed in your rooms join for group briefing regarding your stay in Nepal, where guides will provide information about the trek-local lodge-hotels-culture and other necessary information related to this trekking.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu trek preparation with an optional tour around world heritage sites.

In Kathmandu, a free day reparation for Ghorepani and Poon Hill trekking with optional sightseeing around Kathmandu, as the valley is steeped with many world heritage sites and important monuments and religious-historical sites.

Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins on air) -06 hrs overland ride.

The morning after early breakfast transfer for a long drive of 5 to 6 hours of exciting drive to reach the scenic city in Pokhara, located Nepal Mid-West a warmer country but with incredible views of Annapurna Himalaya that reflects on its calm Begnas and Phewa Lakes. On reaching Pokhara then transfer to a nice hotel by the lakeside of Phewa Lake, with to wander around the lakeshore full of stores, shops, restaurants, and hotels. (For interested people can take 30 minutes of scenic flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu).

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul or beyond and trek to Ghandruk 1,940 m - 05 hrs.                                                                    

With pleasant nigh-stop at Pokhara, morning leads with a short drive to reach the starting point of the trek at Nayapul town and beyond Bhirethati village, a nice place on the side of Modi River. The journey leads to the end of the drive near Syali Bazaar where the walk starts heading slow uphill trail past farm villages overlooking cascading waterfalls entering farm areas and then climb to reach at Ghandruk, one of the largest Gurung village of Annapurna region. Ghandruk, a nice village enriched with a deep culture of Buddhism and ancient heritage custom with traditional farm life facing views of Annapurna peaks.

Day 05: Trek to Chomrong 1,955 m - 06 hrs.        

From Ghandruk morning walks uphill stone paved steps all the way to reach a high ridge top and the on a nice trail with an ort climb to Kimrong hill a place with few tea-shops and lodge, and then on downhill whiten deep cool forest to reach Kimrong river valley. After a short rest walk starts heading towards uphill into villages then entering forested and farm areas where few hours climb reaches you at Chomrong, a large Gurung village as well last permanent farm settlement on route to Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary.

Day 06: Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hrs.

Morning at Chomrong facing views of Annapurna peaks, where walks heads with short descends to cross a bridge over Chomrong stream and then climb to Sinuwa, located on a high ridge with a couple of Tea-House and shops. After a short refreshing stop at Sinuwa where walk leads to forested areas with winding ups and then downhill into dense woodland within bamboo stalks to reach at Bamboo, a small settlement to cater the needs for trekkers with many good lodges to stay, located in a river gorge surrounded by forest of rhododendron trees with pines and bamboo. From Bamboo, walk leads on gradual ups with an uphill to reach at Donovan for an overnight stop, located above Modi River in a gorge a small place with few lodges for travelers.

Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,720 m -06 hrs.

After a peaceful overnight at Donovan, our adventure heads closer to our highlight as walk leads with winding ups into the forest to reach Himalaya Hotel, located close to a large overhanging cave called Hinko, which is beneath Annapurna South and Huin-Chuli peaks. From Himalaya Hotel downhill near Modi River and then short climb reaching Deurali, here onward tree lines drops for short alpine bushes after Deuarli walk continues with climb following Modi River to Machhapuchare base camp for an overnight stop after a long day walks. Machhapuchare Base Camp located at the bottom of Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ North Face.

Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m - 04 hrs.

After overnight stop at MBC (Machhapuchare base camp) an easy and short morning walk to reach at Annapurna base camp, from Machhapuchare where Annapurna Sanctuary begins all the way to base camp, walk leads with short ups to reach a flat ground on a plateau reaching into Annapurna Sanctuary enclosed within a series of giant peaks, and then walk leads you right at Annapurna Base Camp. Reaching our final destination and the highest point of the adventure at 4,130 m high situated beneath towering Mt. Annapurna and range of other peaks of Vara-Shikar, Gangapurna with Annapurna South. Annapurna Base Camp, the only base camp in all Himalaya regions having the facility of the nice and cozy lodge with nice food menu and rooms facing grand views of Annapurna peaks.

Day 09: Trek to Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hrs.

Today a long walk after enjoying beautiful views of mountains at Annapurna base camp, walk leads to more than six hours on the downhill with few short ups to reach a Bamboo place for overnight stop within back into tree lines and lush vegetation.

Day 06: Trek to Jhinu-Danda with hot spring 1,700m / 5,577ft - 06 hrs. 

Return journey leads you back at Chomrong walking ups with downhill and then from top of Chomrong hill, our route diverts to new trail to reach at nice hill village at Jhinu located on a ridge with grand views of rolling hills and mountains. Jhinu provides refreshing natural hot-spring for interested people which is a mere distance downhill of half hour to the hot spring with two nice warm pools close to raging Modi-River.

Day 11: Trek to Kyume on the road head and drive to Pokhara -05 hrs.

Today last day of the treks after an amazing time around high hills of Annapurna, morning walk leads on downhill past farm villages following Modi River downstream to reach lower warm farm areas at Kyume village, where drive takes you back at beautiful Pokhara near its serene Phewa Lake for overnight in the comfort of nice hotels.

Day 12: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Having early breakfast where interesting drive brings you back in Kathmandu, as drive departs from Pokhara (either tourist coach or in private vehicles), as journey leads past many nice farm villages and town, from Mugling Bazaar following Trisuli River for sometimes, and then on winding uphill to reach into Kathmandu valley as well back to your respective hotels. 

Day 13: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.

Last day in the country of Himalayan wonders, after an amazing experience and wonderful memories of Annapurna Base Camp trek with great service of Nepal High-Point Trekking and then depart from the hotel as per your flight time our staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your homeward flight or to next respective countries.

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara - every hotel rates are  affected by standard and ranking. We will be happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per your interest and budget. Thus, please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of accommodation that you would like to stay in.


Cost Details

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Hotel or Tea Houses accommodation during trekking.
  • All Meals - Breakfast / Lunch and Dinner during trekking.
  • All ground transportation on comfortable private vehicles as per the itinerary.
  • A well trained and experienced, English speaking, Government licensed holders trekking guide.
  • Porter services (2 guest = 1 porter) would carry 20 - 25kg.
  • Staff cost - Their insurance, Food and accommodation, salary and insurance and airfare.
  • All necessary paper works - National park permit and Nepal Government permit ( Trekkers information management system (TIMS) permit.
  • farewell dinner.
  • Trekking equipment - Sleeping bag and Down Jackets but to be returned after the trekking trip completion.
  • Two nights Hotel accommodation in Pokhara with bed and breakfast included. 
  • All Government and local taxes.
  •  Your personal nature expenses and travel insurance.
  •  Drinks, Beverage, Hot shower and heater charge.
  •  Meals while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara as well as Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  •  TIPS.

Departure Dates

No fixed departures.