Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna base camp trek is an amazing walk through diverse landscape and culture with rich mountain landscapes, terraced fields, quaint Gurung villages and a wide variety of flora and fauna. It is a moderate nature trek to the foot of majestic Mountain Annapurna that starts at Phedi, after a drive of about 45 minutes from Pokhara. The trail takes you through fascinating traditional villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities; Gurung, Magar, and Thakali. The trek continues through dense rhododendron forest with towering snowy peaks in the background. The prime highlight of Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the base camp of Annapurna, which caters the best and the closest view of Annapurna Himalayan Range.
The return walk is even more interesting as the trek winds around different ridges towards Ghorepani, where you witness breathtaking views of an early morning sunrise where a red halo seeps through sparkling gaps over the snow capped peaks of the Annapurna & Dhaulagiri. The sceneries seen throughout this trek grace the vistas of the Himalayas where imagination defines the beauty of nature as an experience that can never be forgotten.

The setting of Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 m is distinctive and incredibly glorious, set amidst the splendid peaks of Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m).
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes 7 to 12 days, depending on your itinerary and length of walking days. The itinerary presented here takes 12 days, starting from Nayapul (a 1 1/2 hour drive from Pokhara) and going north up to Ghorepani and the famous viewpoint at Poon Hill. From Ghorepani you go eastward to Chomrong and then north again entering the Modi Kola Valley, which leads up to the Base Camp.
The Annapurna Base Camp trek will be even more interesting in spring as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink and white with blooming rhododendron flowers. This wonder trip can be done anytime of the year except during the monsoons [July thru August]

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

Day 02:  City tour in Kathmandu and trek preparation

Day 3: Fly to Pokhara and trek to Australian Base Camp (1990m) 2 hours      walking

Day 4: To Landruk (1640m) 5 hours of walking

Day 5: Trek To Chomrong (2020m) 6-7 hours of walking

Day 6: Trek to Bamboo (2310m) 3-4 hours

Day 7:  It’s a rest Day!!

Day 8: Trek To Machhapuchhre Base Camp(3900m) 3-4 hours of walking

Day 9: Annapurna South Base Camp.(4131m) 3 hours of walking

Day 10: Jhinu Dada

Day 11: Two hours trek to Nayapul and an hour Ride to Pokhara!

Day 12: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, Leisure

Day 15:  Extra day in Kathmandu

Day 16: Final departure

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Adventure Ascent representative will be there to greet you and take you to the hotel. We will then check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. Welcome dinner will be hosted in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

 

Day 02:  City tour in Kathmandu and trek preparation

After introduction with the city tour guide at the hotel you will begin your tour to Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa, which are all world heritage sites. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. After the tour you will meet with your trekking guide, briefing about the trek and checking your trek gears will be done afterwards. Overnight in Kathmandu.

 

Day 3: Fly to Pokhara and trek to Australian Base Camp (1990m) 2 hours walking

You will have the breakfast in hotel and we will head to airport for a short flight to Pokhara with all our stuffs packed up. Pokhara is where your journey starts. We’ll have an hour ride up to Kande from the airport where for the first time, we’ll all start walking. After sorting out gears and loading the porters in Kande, we’ll finally start our trek to Annapurna! It is just a two hour walk to Austarlian Base camp so, there is no need to rush. The route takes us through terraced fields, mixed oak and rhododendron forests. and finally, to the grassy clearing of the Australian Base camp.

 

 

Day 4: To Landruk (1640m) 5 hours of walking

With the breath of fresh air and heart-warming sunrise at the Australian Base camp, now it is some serious trek time. We will follow the trail through the rhododendron forest and then through some Gurung villages. We stop for our daily lunch at a place called Tolkha. Tt is an interesting place as the life-style and culture of this place has been preserved since ages. After lunch, we will head out on a well- marked trail to the village called Landruk where we will saty in a lodge for the night.

 

Day 5: Trek To Chomrong (2020m) 6-7 hours of walking

We head out to Nayapul (new bridge) descending a steep slope at Samung. We are to cross the river at Nayapul and now the trails are a bit steep to our lunch destination to Jhin Danda village. The trails ahead get even steeper taking us to a treeless ridge at a height of 2180m to a village called Taglung. Then it is a short pleasing walk to Chomrong village (1960m) form where we can have an eye-catching sights of Annapurna South & Machapuchchre.

 

Day 6: Trek to Bamboo (2310m) 3-4 hours

We start early morning from Chomrong, and move to the Modi khola gorge. Then we trek to Sinuwa (2340m) where we will take our lunch. The trail then passes through thick and dark rhododendron forest up to Khuldighar. Then, we descend a long and steep stone steps into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests. Shortly after crossing the bamboo forest we will reach the lodge to stay overnight.

 

Day 7 It’s a rest Day!!

We rest the day as we will be spending couple of days above 3000m. Taking a rest can help you acclimatize and trekking in the Himalayas should not be rushed. You can relax to the beautiful scenery and enjoy the free time connecting with the locals, roaming around the area or just reading a book.

 

Day 8: Trek To Machhapuchhre Base Camp(3900m) 3-4 hours of walking

Today we start the trek to Machhapuchhre base camp. Within an hour walk from our last stop, we reach Hinko cave. From here, our trail turns up to a steep rocky road leading to a rock valley. Walking further along the left side of the rock valley, we reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC). We will camp the night in MBC.

 

Day 9: Annapurna South Base Camp.(4131m) 3 hours of walking

We depart from Machhapuchre Base Camp quite early to reach the Annapurna Base camp. It would be a mesmerizing view of mountains in morning sunlight .The vegetation disappears on the way to Annapurna Base Camp. In this panoramic view site, we get the views of the Machhapuchre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiuchuli and other peaks. This is the end of climax to our trek. After we are done with the Scenery we head back to the lodge that we stayed on day 6 to spend the night.

 

Day 10: Jhinu Dada

After breakfast, we move downhill along the Modi River Valley.  We follow our route back to Chomrong passing through hundreds of stone stairs. We descend along the steep ridge of Jhinu dada to our way to the lodge for the night. Descending through the path offers a different perspective of the scenery we enjoyed during ascend.

 

Day 11: Two hours trek to Nayapul and an hour Ride to Pokhara!

The last day of the trek; it begins with a short 2 hours downhill walk along the bank of Modi river, all the way to Birethanti. After crossing all the small ethnic Gurung villages, we have our lunch at Syauli Bazar, taking a final glance at the mighty Himalayas. Then, it’s a short downhill walk to our departure destination Nayapul. A vehicle will be waiting for us to take us to Pokhara. We will check in at a luxurious hotel in Pokhara. This city is rich in terms of food and culture. We can visit around Pokhara for couple of hours or choos to stay in hotel.

 

Day 12: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, Leisure

We head to airport early to catch a flight to Kathmandu. The rest of the day is at leisure. You may choose to relax. Do shopping, go to the spa or roam around the city. At night Adventure ascent will host a farewell dinner.

 

Day 15:  Extra day in Kathmandu

This day will be an extra buffer day just incase the domestic flight get cancelled due to bad weather. We will have farewell dinner in the evening.

 

Day 16: Final departure
Our adventure in Nepal ends today. An Adventure Ascent representative will drop you off at the Tribhuwan International Airport a few hours before the scheduled flight for final departure towards

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Trip Facts

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Max Elevation: 4131m
  • Meal: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge and Hotels
  • Transportation: Private Vehicles and Walk
  • Group Size: 1 - 10+

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