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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

10 Days Adventure in Annapurna!

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is one of the fascinating and famous trekking areas for trekkers in Nepal. With the elevation of 8091m, Annapurna lies in the Himalayan section in North-central Nepal. The base camp of Annapurna lies in the altitude of 4130m. This trek provides the experience to see magnificent panorama and blend of diverse unique cultures. The major highlights of Annapurna Base Camp are breathtaking sunrise and peak view from Ghorepani and Poon hill, exploring around typical Gurung village and glance on the culture and way of life in Ghandruk, natural hot spring at Jhinudanda and amazing mountains and glacier view from Annapurna Base Camp.

Annapurna Base Camp is surrounded by several striking mountains such as Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Gangapurna Varahashikhar, Fish Tail known as Machhapuchhre. We begin our journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara Valley. With no exaggeration, Pokhara is one of the most stunning cities of Nepal and we drive from Pokhara to Nayapul which is a picturesque one hour drive. Then, we walk through the pleasing oak and rhododendron forests, across gleaming streams and the terraced meadows of crops with the view of different attractive villages. And, the best season for Annapurna Base Camp is March, May and in between September to December.

We, Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks design the 10 days trip to Annapurna Base Camp Trek which is a tea house trek where you stay in guest house or lodges. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is one of the best ways to explore Nepal’s natural settings as well as low lying villages to high end-glaciers offering magical views of numerous snowy peaks. The sight of astonishing unparalleled mountain scenery surrounded by enormous glaciers makes your trek one of the most beautiful parts of your life.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking - Day to Day Itinerary 

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmand (1400m.)
Day 02: Kathmandu - Pokhara(910m.)
Day 03: Pokhara - Tikhedhunga (2482m.)
Day 04: Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani (2750m.)
Day 05: Ghorepani - Poon Hill (3195m.) – Tadapani (2600m.)
Day 06: Tadapani – Chhomrong (2210m.)
Day 07: Chhomrong - Himalaya Hotel (2680m.)
Day 08: Annapurna South Glacier Basin
Day 09: Annapurna South Base Camp Visit – Dovan (2580m.)
Day 10: Dovan - Jhinu Dada (1760m.)
Day 11: Jhinu Dada – Pothana (1900m.)
Day 12: Pothana – Pokhara
Day 13: Pokhara – Kathmandu
Day 14: Departure

The above program can be tailor made as per your request, We can use morning 8 am flight to Pokhara which is only 30 minutes flight so we can start the trek in same day, can take a fly back to Kathmandu also late afternoon when finished the Trek.We can adjust the program as per the time and interest such as we can add Rafting, Chitwan National Park, Paragliding in Pokhara, jeep flyer, Mountain flight in Kathmandu and many more. Please do not hesitate to write us your interest; we will make the itinerary to suites your needs. 

Cost Included

Accommodation as per Different standard of your choice in City and simple lodge or Tented Camp at Trekking.
English Speaking Trekking Guide & porter.
All the ground transportation as per Group Size & standard of Tour/Trek starting to end of Tour or Trek.
Every day 3Meals Trekking portion. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner),
Camping Trek Our Cook prepare & Tea House Trek will provide on local Lodge.
All fees on Trek.

Cost Not Included

All the expenses of personal nature, drinks,
Lunch and dinner city portion,
All the Delay due to weather, situation beyond our control
Nepal Visa, (USD30 for 15days,) and Airport Tax, Tipping, etc.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking - Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu (1400m.)
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative at the airport and then s/he will transfer you to hotel. You will be briefly described about your tour and check in to the Hotel. Rest of the day is all yours and overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu - Pokhara(910m.)
After breakfast, you depart from Kathmandu to Pokhara by driving for 6 - 7hours by tourist bus, or private car depending upon the size of your group. You will be passing through mesmerizing scenery of river and countryside. Alternatively, you may fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu which takes only half an hour. Then, you will sign in to the Hotel and you have free afternoon on your own. You can go around lakeside area or you can do boating at Fewa Lake. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Pokhara - Tikhedhunga (2482m.)
After breakfast, an hour drive from Pokhara to reach Nayapul (50km.) and after that begin your trek about 20 minutes to get to Birethati, a well-to-do town nearby the Modi River. We continue moving to our trek to Hille, then walk ahead to a big Magar Village called Ulleri. After Ulleri, the track crosses a stream and mounts. On this day, you will trek about 3 to 4 hours and overnight you spend at trekkers Lodge.

Day 04: Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani (2750m.)
From Tikhedhunga, you start your trek crossing a stream on a suspension bridge, Bhurungdi Khola. On top of the village where the track goes up soothingly through grazing land and cultivated fields, all the way through rhododendron and oak forests. You, then reach to Nangethanti where you can have lunch or short rest. Then, you will depart for Ghorepani all the way through the forest. Today, you will trek about 5-6 hrs and overnight at Lodge.

Day 05: Ghorepani - Poon Hill (3195m.) – Tadapani (2600m.)
You start trekking early in the morning you trek to Poonhill (3195m.) with the help of your stick and flash light. Here, you can take pleasure in the scenic peak views and striking sunrise view. Then after an hour, you trek down to Poon Hill and have breakfast then continuously trek to Tadapani for 6 hours. Tadapani literally refer to ‘Far water’ which means water is supplied in this village from long distance. The track rises all along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali. You come down to reach Banthanti, ahead of walking on the twisting way to Tadapani. Overnight at trekkers lodge.

Day 06: Tadapani – Chhomrong (2210m.)
The path descends from Tadapani and today you trek to reach Chhomrong coming across deep and dense rhododendron forest. From Ghandruk there are fine views of the upper Modi valley. You walk on the long way up above the west bank of the Modi Khola, and goes up to the village of Chhomrong (2040m.) You can see mighty peak of Annapurna South with Fishtail facing it across the valley towering above the village. Overnight at tea house.

Day 07: Chhomrong - Himalaya Hotel (2680m.)
You walk ahead through the forest to Kuldi Ghar leaving Chhomrong, sooner than the way goes steeply downward through a bank of rock and then settle down. You trek through riverside and bamboo woods along the base of the ravine. Subsequently, the track winds abruptly up through deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Doban. Tonight trekkers lodge.

Day 08: Annapurna South Glacier Basin
Today, our track stays behind the west bank of the Modi River which is now flowing through a broader valley, and ultimately emerges into the Sanctuary. Walking straight ahead, you will see towering lateral moraine of the South Annapurna glacier and the Modi River follow a deep rock face to the right. You arrive at Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3480m.) from where you can witness an amazing vista of mountains. You either set your camp here or go on walking up to North West, staying over the glacial moraine.

Day 09: Annapurna South Base Camp Visit – Dovan (2580m.)
From Annapurna South glacier, your path today begins on a wide grassy lane, prior to hiking over sideways moraine and downward to the stunning valley. You shortly arrive at the British Expedition Annapurna South Face Base Camp (4234m.) The paramount views are witnessed from the peak of the moraine which you tag on until it moves through by the glacier curving down from Himal Chuli to the north. Moving further down, you follow the same path to an enjoyable camp spot at Dovan, which is located on the boundary of the Sanctuary. Overnight in Tea house.

Day 10: Dovan - Jhinu Dada (1760m.)
As you depart from Dovan, the trail passes the small community of Khuldi Bikas, prior to moving through the rhododendron and bamboo fields to the alpine-style village.  It takes around 5 hours to reach to Jhinu Dada and here, you can enjoy the hot spring. Overnight at Trekkers Lodge.

Day 11: Jhinu Dada – Pothana (1900m.)
Easy decent walk to Jhinu dada. Trek to 5 hours to reach to the Gurung village of Landrung. Then after, the trail comes across a pass before arriving to the small settlement of Pothana hanging high on a ridge. Tonight at lodge.

Day 12: Pothana – Pokhara
Today is your last day of your Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, no more hikes from today. After Breakfast two hours descending path to Phedi from Pothana, you will arrive to Pokhara after one hour drive. Hang around beautiful Pokhara and Lake side area. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 13: Pokhara – Kathmandu
You take the bus or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu after having breakfast. Free afternoon in Kathmandu on your own, shopping or hang around the city. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 14: Departure
Today is the last day of your holiday of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. Our airport representative will transfer you to the Airport. We Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks wish you have a safe journey back home.

Trip Duration: 14 days

Country: Nepal (Annapurna region)

Trip Start from: Kathmandu

Trip Ends at: Kathmandu

Total Nights in Kathmandu: 2 nights

Total Nights in pokhara: 2 nights

Trip Grade: Easy- Moderate

Per day walking/Hiking: 4- 6 hrs

Minimum Group Size: from 1 Person & above

Activities: Trekking, Hiking & Cultural plus religious Tour

Maximum High Altitude: 4130m at Annapurna base Camp( ABC)

Type of Trip: Private group Departures & Group joins departures

Meals during Trip:  Breakfast in Cities & all meals during Trekking

Accommodation during Trip: Hotel, lodge (tea house)

Mode of Transportation:  Private Comfortable Car/van/Hiace & domestic Flights

Best Travel season: March - May, September - December

Trip Route: Kathmandu- Pokhara- Tirkhe Dhunga - Ghorepani - Chhomrung - ABC- Dovan - Pothana - Pokhara - Kathmandu

Clothing and Equipments

Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.


1. Boots

Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.

2. Track shoes

A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.

3. Jacket

Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.

4. Shirt and Sweaters

Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.

5. Trousers

A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.

6. Underwear

Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.

7. Tracksuit

A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.

8. Sleeping Bag

As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)

9. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve

Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.

10. Personal First Aid Kit

You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)

11. Hat/ Glove/ Sandle/ Shocks/ Underwear

a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.

Equipments and Accessories

a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph

Trip Photos

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