Duration: 14 Days
Starts In: Kathmandu
Ends In: Kathmandu
Maximum altitude: 4,050 m
Trek Type: Tea House
Best Season: March to May; June to Aug
Activity: Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
Transportation: Flights/ private car or tourist bus (as per itinerary)
Group Size: 12 pax Maximum
Relishing the 360° view of the Himalayas from the Annapurna Base Camp is definitely on the bucket list of many trekkers. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate-level trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal which offers the breathtaking panorama of the gigantic Himalayan ranges and is a dream destination for nature lovers who wish to spend their time in the lap of nature. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal which welcomes hundreds of thousands of trekkers each year. The 14-day trek will certainly craft a lot of memories for the trekkers.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek can turn out to be the most memorable journeys of a trekker's life. The trek offers stunning view of Annapurna range including Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), and Annapurna South (7219m) along with Machhapuchhre (6993m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Nilgiri (7041m), Lamjung Himal (6986m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), and Tilicho Peak (7134m). Annapurna Base Camp trek also features the trek to the base camp of Machhapuchhre (6993m), a sacred mountain which is not allowed to climb. The trekkers will spend one of their overnights stays in the Gurung village of Ghandruk which is famous for its rich culture and the alluring view of Machhapuchhre (6993m). Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes the trekkers along lush Himalayan forests, waterfalls, gorges, water streams, and breath-taking natural landscape. The trekkers also get to trek along ancient monasteries, Chortens, Mani walls, and beautiful villages of Chhomrong, Dovan, Bamboo, Sinuwa, and Deurali which highlights the Gurung culture of the region. Annapurna Base Camp Trek lets the trekkers experience diverse culture along with the spectacular vista of the Himalayas.
Expedition Himalaya ensures you have a pleasant stay in Nepal. We offer our clients an a-one service and deal with all kind of permit our clients require for their trip. We can manage all kind of road transportation and can easily make air transportation available to our clients. We accommodate our clients to the best overnight stays depending upon the location.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Pick up at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: Rest/preparation
Early in the morning, we visit the Buddhist pilgrimage site of Swayambhunath from where you can have a panoramic view of Kathmandu Valley. Later, we discuss the trek and acquire all the permits required for the trek. If there is enough time, we will also visit Kathmandu Durbar Square which features ancient art, architecture, and culture of Nepal. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly Pokhara (884m); drive Phedi; trek Tolka (1790m)
We take a 25-minute scenic flight over the mountains from Kathmandu to Pokhara. After landing in Pokhara, we drive for an hour and reach Phedi. We then trek through lush forests of rhododendron and juniper to reach the beautiful Gurung village of Dhampus. Dhampus hosts an alluring view of Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre (6993m), and the other Himalayas. From Dhampus, we trek for a couple of hours to reach Tolka. Overnight at a lodge in Tolka.
Day 04: Trek Chhomrong (2210m)
Ascending on steep trails, we pass few dense forests and enter small village of Deurali. From Deurali, we descend to Bheri Kharka and continue our downhill trek till we reach Landruk. We then trek along Modi Khola and pass a couple of small, beautiful villages on our way to Chhomrong. Overnight at a lodge in Chhomrong.
Day 05: Trek Bamboo (2310m)
We descend on a stone staircase and cross a suspension bridge over Chhomrong Khola to enter a dense rhododendron forest. Trekking through the forests, we climb rocky ridges and reach Sinuwa. We then trek through bamboo, oak, and rhododendron forests and pass Kuldi. Further descending on the steep stone staircase, we reach Bamboo. Overnight at a lodge in Bamboo.
Day 06: Trek Himalaya Hotel (2840m)
Trekking through bamboo, oak, and rhododendron forests, we cross a couple of wooden bridges over small water streams to reach Dovan. From Dovan, we pass muddy trails that lead us to the waterfall near Himalaya Hotel. We can make a short visit to Hinku Cave before spending over overnight at Himalaya Hotel.
Day 07: Trek Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m)
Today, we trek through rocky trails that lead us to Bagar. The trails are steep, so we need to walk with caution. From Bagar, we ascend gently to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. After 5 hours of trek, we reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp which hosts the stunning view of Machhapuchhre (6993m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna I (8091m) Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7454m), and the other Himalayas. Overnight at Machhapuchhre Base Camp.
Day 08: Trek Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)
Trekking through lateral moraines, we walk on steep and slippery trails that lead us to Annapurna Base Camp. After 3 hours of trek alongside South Annapurna Glacier, we reach the base camp of Annapurna South (7219m). At the base camp, we can relish a jaw-dropping view of the Himalayas featuring gigantic Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre (6993m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Gangapurna (7454m), and other beautiful snow-capped mountains. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 09: Trek Himalayan Hotel
Using the same route we ascended to the base camp, we descend alongside Modi Khola to reach Deurali. We then pass Bagar after trekking through lush forests of rhododendron. After 5 hours of trek, we reach Himalaya Hotel. We can make a short visit to Pujinim Barah Temple in the evening. Overnight at Himalaya Hotel.
Day 10: Trek Chhomrong
Descending to Bamboo, we trek along Modi Khola and pass dense forests of bamboo, oak, and rhododendron. From Bamboo, we trek steep uphill till we reach Kuldi Ghar. We then trek on flat rocky ridges and pass Sinuwa till we reach Chhomrong. Overnight at a lodge in Chhomrong.
Day 11: Trek Ghandruk (2050m)
Trekking through lush rhododendron forests, we descend along Kimrong Khola on a steep downhill trail. We pass small Himalayan villages on our way to the picturesque Gurung village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk is famous for its Gurung Culture Museum and the mouthwatering view of Machhapuchhre (6993m) and Annapurna South (7219m), which seem to be just a foot away from us. Overnight at a lodge in Ghandruk.
Day 12: Trek Naya Pul (1070m); drive Pokhara
We trek through beautiful forests of rhododendron enjoying the magnificent view of the Himalayas behind us. Trekking down rocky trails, we pass Kimche and Seuli Bazaar before we trek along Modi Khola to reach Birethanti. We then trek for about half an hour on stone steps and reach Naya Pul. We pack our trekking gears and drive off to Pokhara in a jeep. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.
Day 13: Fly Kathmandu
Leaving Pokhara, we take an early morning flight to the capital. Feel free to explore the vibrant markets of Kathmandu and taste the local delicacies. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 14: Depart Kathmandu
We bid you farewell and drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back home.
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