Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek

Annapurna Region
Trip Days
14 Days
Max. Elevation
4130m M
Lodging
Tea house / guest house
Difficulty
Moderate
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transportation
Flight/Bus

Trip Overview

Annapurna Base Camp(ABC) is situated at an elevation of 4130m from sea level. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. Annapurna Himalayan Range consists of thirty peaks, which is also known as the Annapurna massif. Annapurna Massif is extended over 55 kilometers and mainly consists of Annapurna I (8,091m), six prominent peaks over 7,200m, and others above 6839m elevation. The Annapurna I is the tenth-highest mountain in the world. The massif encloses the high glacial basin; Annapurna Sanctuary.

The entire Annapurna massif falls within the first and largest conservation area of Nepal, Annapurna Conservation Area spread across 7,629 square kilometers. The name of the range Annapurna comes from the Hindu Deity “Annapurna” who is the giver of food and nutrition. Annapurna Sanctuary offers the main source of irrigation water in that area for agriculture.

Annapurna base camp(ABC) trek is one of the most popular trekking trails among tourists. Here we offer fourteen days trek to the base camp. This trek is phenomenal as we will be ascending towards the heavenly lap of mountains in which we transcend through various landscapes on the way. Throughout the trip, two or more mountains of the Annapurna range will be smiling at you.

ABC trek’s journey will begin with an approximately 6-7 hours drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara or you can choose to fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu so that you will have additional hours to spend in Pokhara city. During your road trip to Pokhara, you will witness mountainous roads, rivers, agricultural fields, roadside settlements, and many more. Your flying option also will be joyous with the sky view of hills, plains, rivers, and green and white belts of mountains.  After spending one night in Pokhara, the next day we will take an early morning drive to Nayapul from where we will finally begin our trek from the agricultural field of Nayapul, a penetrating lush forest.

Your total journey the trek only will be of 10 days and you will be walking approximately 6-7 hours per day thus making this trek moderately difficult. You will be rewarded with an exotically alluring natural landscape of green forests and snowy mountains. The comfort of plentiful teahouses or hotels alongside the trekking trail is another beautiful part of the trek.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek

  • Staying and strolling in beautiful allies of Pokhara city before and after the trek
  • Walking through one of the popular trekking trails of Nepal
  • Witnessing exotic Rhododendron forest belt in season
  • Exploring flowers and fauna of the trail
  • Passing through and staying in various cultural villages, i.e Ghorepani, Deurali, Tadapani, etc
  • Tasting mouth-watering ethnic dishes throughout the journey
  • Hot spring dip in Jhinudanda
  • Experiencing brilliant sunrise, bird chirps, chilling sound of breezes many subtle happenings of nature
  • Majestic view of Annapurna Massif; especially Annapurna I (8,091m)

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be humbly welcomed by one of our team. You will be dropped to your hotel room where you may check-in and then relax or look around the hotel. You will receive a short overview of your travel plan tomorrow morning. Your overnight stay will be in the hotel inclusive of breakfast.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara (850m) Duration 6-7 hours

After breakfast at the hotel early, we will take the tourist bus to Pokhara from the tourist bus park. Our journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara will be 200km. You will enjoy the beautiful sceneries of green hills, the Trishuli River with tiny rafts floating, and agricultural field landscapes. We will be in Lakeside, Pokhara around 3 pm, there will be no planned activities for this day so you may relax in your hotel room preparing to begin the trek tomorrow stroll around Lakeside. Your overnight stay will be in the hotel inclusive of breakfast.

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul & Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m) Duration 5 hours

you will wake up with the soft Pokhreli breeze and if the weather favors us, will see the pleasant view of Mt Machapurche. After breakfast, we will have an hour of drive to Nayapul, from where we will start our first trek. We will have a comfortable hike to Tikhedhunga of about four hours. Our overnight stay will be in the guesthouse Tikhedhunga. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included.

Day 04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m) Duration 6-7 hours

We will wake up and have our delicious breakfast at the guesthouse of Tikhedhunga then we will trail up through stony staircases to Ulleri. From Ulleri we will further go up passing gorgeous Rhododendron and Oak forests. We will pass through Banthati to reach Ghorepani. If you are in the spring season you will get to see the lifetime imprint of the colorful Rhododendron forest. After 6 – 7 hours of walking, we will reach the beautiful Himalayan town; of Ghorepani. Overnight stay will be in Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included.

Day 05: Ghorepani to Poonhill (3210m) to Tadapani (2630m) Duration 6-7 hours

Today is special because we will wake up early and hike to Poonhill viewpoint to witness miraculous sunrise. Poonhill viewpoint is the perfect vantage point to observe the stunning view of Mount Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Himalaya range.  We will return to our guesthouse for breakfast and then walk through Pine and Rhododendron forests toward our next destination, Tadapani. Our overnight stay will be in the guesthouse.

Day 06: Tadapani to Sinuwa (2360m) Duration: 6-7 hours

We will enjoy the mouth-watering breakfast at Tadapani then leave Tadapani following the trail through forests again. We witness the silent serenity of the forest while passing through and the majestic view of the Himalayas range which is the main attraction of our trek. We reach Chhomrung; a famous Gurung settlement in the Annapurna region only one hour ahead of Sinuwa. Our overnight stay will be in a guesthouse at Sinuwa. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included.

Day 07: Sinuwa to Deurali (3230m) 6-7 hours

After breakfast, we will leave Sinuwa behind following the downward trail to the valley. From the valley, we will walk upward toward the Rhododendron forest and then will get into the Dovan. From Dovan we will ascend through a narrow valley and pass through Hinko Pass. After passing the narrow valley we will be walking through a widening path toward the Deurali. Our overnight stay will be in the guesthouse at the Deurali. We will sleep peacefully because we will be hiking to reach the Base Camp tomorrow. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included.

Day 08: Deurali to ABC (4130m) Duration: 5-6 hours

Today we will begin our journey merrily after breakfast because this is the day when our dreams come true. Our destination is Annapurna Base Camp today. We will climb up the trail along the river bed then we will climb through a steep trail and our reward will be the mind-blowing view of the Mountains. We reach the Machapurchre base camp before finally going to the Annapurna base camp. As we ascend through the ridge vegetation seems to disappear and the area turns drier. After approximately 2 hours of walking, we will reach our destination point of the trek. From the base camp, we will have a phenomenal picturesque of Annapurna South, Machhapuchre, Annapurna I, Himchuli, and other peaks. Our overnight stay will be at Guesthouse with a cold mountain breeze. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included.

Day 09: ABC to Bambo (2310m) Duration: 5-6 hours

We will rejoice in every inch of the heavenly, early morning 360 view of the Annapurna range along with Mt. Machhapuchre and the Annapurna Glacial basin. After our historic stay at ABC, we will see off the base camp after breakfast. From the base camp, we will walk down toward the Bamboo village. Our overnight stay will be in a guesthouse at Bamboo. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included.

Day 10: Bambo to Jhinudanda (1780m) Duration: 5-6 hours

After having a soothing breakfast at Bamboo with the marvelous landscape of snowy hills we will begin our trek toward Jhinudanda. We will walk through all kinds of terrain from stony staircases to steep or plain land, sometimes uphill and sometimes downhill, different settlements, and forests. After 5/6 hours of walking, we will reach Jhinudanda to enjoy the relaxing experience of natural hot water springs. Our overnight stay will be in a guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included.

Day 11: Jhinudanda to Pothana Duration: 5-6 hours

After having a restful night because of the hot spring dip at Jhinudanda last evening, we will begin our trek toward Pothana. We will walk through hills, plains, rocks, greens, and steep terrain. As we descend we will see a variety of vegetation start appearing. After 5/6 hrs of the mindful walk, we will reach Pothana where we will have our overnight stay tonight. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included.

Day 12: Pothana to Phedi and then to Pokhara Duration: 4 hours

Today will be our final day to walk in the mountain. After having breakfast in Pothana we will hike down towards Phedi. The hiking trail from Pothana to Phedi is relatively comfortable and shortest as we will walk for only 3-4 hours. From Phedi we will take care to reach Pokhara, it will be only 30 minutes drive to Lakeside. We will have our coziest night’s stay at a hotel in Lakeside. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included.

Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu Duration: 6-7 hours Drive

We will take a tourist bus to Kathmandu from the Bus Park in Pokhara. We will have our early morning breakfast at our hotel before leaving. We will have a colorful natural landscape outside the bus window en route to Kathmandu. We will reach Kathmandu around 3 pm. In the evening you will participate in the farewell dinner hosted by team BMS in one of the authentic Nepali restaurants. After dinner, you may have a peaceful night at the hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 14: Departure

On the day of your departure, one of our team will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the Tribhuvan International Airport. We all wish you a pleasant trip back home. We will depart with the hope to meet again.

Includes/Excludes

What’s Included?

  • Airport to hotel and hotel to airport transportation
  • Three nights stay in hotel Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Kathmandu sightseeing tour including world heritage site entry fees, tour guide and transportation
  • Meals breakfast, lunch and dinner included during the trek
  • Twin sharing accommodation during the trek
  • Trekker’s information management system (TIMS)
  • Bilingual, experienced trekking guide with porter (1 porter for two persons)
  • Guide and other staff’s s meals, accommodation, emolument and insurance
  • General first aid kit
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • BMS adventure’s logo t-shirt and trekking map
  • Government permits and taxes

What’s Excluded?

  • Meals not specified in the menu inclusion of itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Air fare from your country to Nepal
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Any hot or cold drinks and any personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Personal trekking apparatus
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
  • Additional trekking or tour packages

Fixed Departure

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FAQ

How difficult is this trek?

It’s moderately difficult trek.

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