Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp or Annapurna sanctuary or short form ABC trekking probably the best renowned and classical treks in the world offers breathe stopping Mountain View, give opportunity to experience the typical Nepali village, culture, local people and their life style.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek also starts and ends in Pokhara. Pokhara is the second biggest city and naturally blessed place to relax after the big hike in Annapurna area. It is 200km to west from Kathmandu. All domestic airlines run several flights daily from Kathmandu to Pokhara. An about 6-7 hours drive by tourist bus from Kathmandu. Local buses and micro buses leave every one hour from Kathmandu till 2-3pm. All tourist buses lives every morning.

Annapurna Base Camp trek is very moderate and doesn’t require advanced physical fitness levels so anyone can enjoy and take pleasure in nature walking during this trekking. Also, those who are traveling with kids can also get pleasure from this trek. Mostly there are Gurung and Magar people in the area, famous for Gurkha regiment.

Trekking itinerary will be 8 to 12 days includes 2 days travel to/from Kathmandu. Its’ depending on your time and level of your physical fitness. Most of the people trek to Annapurna Base Camp via Ghorepani Poon Hill which is relaxing and allows you to get acclimatized and the itinerary will be 10- 12 days. The itinerary can be even more 1 days longer if we trek back to Pokhara through villages of Landruk, Pothana Dhampus and end the tour at Phedi. Starting from Nayapul – Jhunu – Chhumrung and straight up to Base Camp and back to the Nayapul same way along the Modi khola River is one of the shortest itinerary.

Asian Hiking Teams' itinerary brings you through the Ghorepani. In the Ghorepani we leave our luggage in hotel and one hour climb to Poon Hill for spectacular sunrise. On the way to trekking in base camp allows your body to get adapted and acclimatized with high altitude. A one night stay at base camp then we come down until Chhumrung as same way. We turn left to down into Jinu Danda where natural hot spring is, you can cleanse yourself spiritually in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. The last day trekking follows the Modi Khola Valley to Birethati continues walk to Nayapul and catches our vehicle to return Pokhara.

Day by day itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu drive to Pokhara (900m), 5/6 hours driving by tourist bus start at 7 am, overnight Hotel (BB/L).

Day 02: Pokhara drive to Nayapul 1.30 hours and trek to Tikhedhunga (1575m), 3/4 hours trekking, overnight Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 03: Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2850m), 5 hours trekking, overnight Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 04: Ghorepani visit sunrise view from Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2680m), 5 hours trekking, overnight Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 05: Tadapani to Chhomrong (1950m), 4.30 hours trekking, overnight Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 06: Chhomrong to Himalaya (2920m), 6/7 hours trekking, overnight Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 07: Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m), 5 hours trekking, overnight Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 08: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m), 6 hours, trekking, overnight Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 09: Bamboo to Jinu Danda (1730m), 5 hours trekking, visit natural hot spring and take hot bath overnight Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 10: Jinu Danda to Nayapul (1180m) 5/6 hours trekking and drive to Pokhara 1.30 hours, overnight at hotel in Pokhara (BB/L).

Day 11: Wake up Call, breakfast and departure to Kathmandu by tourist bus 6 hours drive, overnight at hotel in Kathmandu (BB).

Day 12: Departure – drop to airport as your flight schedule, own way journey to home (B).

Optional itinerary:

Day 01: Kathmandu drive to Pokhara (900m), 5/6 hours driving by tourist bus start at 7 am, overnight Hotel (BB/L).

Day 02: Pokhara drive to Phedi half an hour and trek to Tolkha (1700), 5/6 hours trekking, overnight Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 03: Tolkha to Jinudanda (1730m), 5 hours trekking, overnight Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 04: Jinu Danda to Dovan (2750m), 6/7 hours trekking, overnight Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 05: Dovan to Machhapurchhe Base Camp 3800m, 4/5 hours, overnight Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 06: Machhapurchhe Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m), 2 hours trekking, overnight Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 07: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m), 6 hours, trekking, overnight Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 08: Bamboo to Jinu Danda (1730m), 5 hours trekking, visit natural hot spring and take hot bath overnight Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 09: Jinu Danda to Nayapul (1180m) 5/6 hours trekking and drive to Pokhara 1.30 hours, overnight at hotel in Pokhara (BB/L).

Day 10: Wake up Call, breakfast and departure to Kathmandu by tourist bus 6 hours drive, overnight at hotel in Kathmandu (BB).

Note: giving itinerary is subject to change as your time frame.