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Annapurna Base Camp Trek Annapurna Base Camp Trek: Short, Sweet, Summit Bliss – Crafting Lifetime Memories at 8091m!

5 - Excellent
Based on 4 Reviews

Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 16 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size
+2 People above
Trip Grade
Moderate
Accommodation
Hotel/Mountain Lodge
Max. Elevation
4130M
Meals
Full Board
Transportation
Tourist Bus & Jeep

Trip Highlights

  • Panoramic view of giant mountain Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
  • Beautiful Sunrise view in the morning.
  • Typical culture of local people.
  • Eye cacthing waterfall & sparkling Modi khola river.
  • Friendly Gurung & Magar tribe & their hospitality.
  • Beautiful terrace & animal farming.
  • Poonhill sunrise view opportunity.

Trip Overview of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the short and sweet treks which offers a close-up view of Mt Annapurna I 8091 at Annapurna base camp 4130. The trekking journey to Annapurna base camp offers the various textures of nature and culture. The vivid breathtaking mountain view from the initial moment makes this journey very special and the rejuvenation of taking a natural hot spring pool bath at the end of trekking is unforgettable. For sure this is the only soft and sweet trekking to the base camp of 8000 m mountain.

Annapurna base camp trek was voted as one of the best trekking journeys across Nepal. This trekking journey starts from Pokhara 810m drive to Nayapul which takes 1.5 hours through beautiful Pokhara Beni highway. We start trekking from Nayapul following a small path accompanied by river Modi Khola to Birethanti and we follow the trail through river Burundi Khola. The trail goes passing through a narrow gorge surrounded by lush greenery and a terrace field. We spend the first night at Ulleri 2000m which is a typical Magar tribe village. The next day's trek leads to Ghorepani 2770 m typical Magar village famous for beautiful scenery. Next day early morning go hiking to Poonhill 3200m to see the panoramic Himalayan view. The trek leads forward through a lush green ridge and passes through several beautiful village-like Tadapani 2600m, Chomrong 2100m.  After the Chhomrong trail traverse through a narrow gorge created by the river Modi Khola. We pass through small settlement like Sinwa, Bamboo, Dovan, Himalaya, and Deurali. After Deurali 3200m the trail goes through the bottom of the sheer cliff. Sparkling resonance from river Modi Khola enhances your energy. After reaching Maachhapuchhre base camp 3700m you get the blessing of a breathtakingly beautiful mountain view. It takes a few hours to reach Annapurna base camp from MBC through a gradual uphill trail. Mesmerizing 360 panoramas can be seen from the Annapurna base camp including dozens of mountains.

 


Introduction

The Annapurna Base Camp trek stands out as a beloved adventure in Nepal, offering a moderate-grade experience that captivates trekkers with a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural exploration. Opting for the Annapurna Base Camp trek via Poonhill adds an extra layer of richness to the journey.

Traversing diverse terrains, from the mighty Modi Khola gorge to lush jungles, moraines, and sheer cliffs, the trek unveils the true essence of adventure. The highlight comes at dawn on Poonhill at 3220m, where a golden sunrise bathes the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, creating an unforgettable spectacle.

This trek offers a symphony of landscapes, coupled with cultural immersion as you traverse through villages inhabited by Gurung, Magar, and Thakali communities. The journey follows the Modi Khola gorge, passing through iconic villages like Sinuwa, Bamboo, Dovan, Deurali, and Machhapuchhre Base Camp, culminating at the Annapurna Base Camp at 4130m.

Here, surrounded by the towering peaks, climbers set up their camps for Annapurna I expeditions. The return journey explores more charming villages like Ghandruk, Landruk, and Dhampus, providing a holistic experience of Nepali ethnic hospitality and the region's natural beauty. The Annapurna Base Camp trek via Poonhill is an adventure that indulges all your senses, making it a cherished and unforgettable exploration in the heart of the Himalayas.

Itinerary.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu / Transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing of UNESCEO world heritage site.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara by drive / 6-hour drive / Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 04: Pokhara to Nayapul by drive and trek to Ulleri 2000m / 1.5-hour drive / 6-hour trek. / Overnight at Mountain lodge.

Day 05: Trek Ulleri to Ghorepni 2810m / 5-hour trek / Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 06: Trek Ghorepani to Tadapani 2660m / Early morning sunrise hike to Poonhill 3210m / 6-hour walk

Day 07: Trek Tadapani to Chhomrong 2170m / 5-hour walk / Overnight at Mountain lodge.

Day 08: Trek Chhormrong to Dovan 2600m / 6-hour walk / Overnight at mountain Lodge.

Day 09: Trek Dovan to Deurali 3230m / 5-hour walk / Overnight at mountain lodge.

Day 10: Trek Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp 3700m / 3-hour walk / Overnight at Mountain lodge.

Day 11: Trek MBC to Annapurna Base Camp 4130m / 2.5-hour walk / Overnight at Mountain lodge.

Day 12: Trek ABC to Bamboo 2310m / 7-hour walk / Overnight at Mountain lodge.

Day 13: Trek Bamboo to Jhinudanda 1760m /6-hour walk / Hot spring bath

Day 14: Trek Jhinudanda to Nayapul and drive Pokhara / 6-hour trek, 1.5-hour drive / Overnight hotel in Pokhara.

Day 15: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu / 7-hour drive / overnight at Hotel in Kathamdu.

Day 16: Drive Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure.

Scenic Drive From Kathmandu to Pokhara-Nayapul & Back

Embark on the Annapurna Base Camp trek, commencing in Kathmandu with a scenic drive to Pokhara. The luxurious bus journey unfolds the best scenic views of Hilly Nepal, offering a wide-angle spectacle from your comfortable seat. Traverse through diverse landscapes, catching glimpses of rivers, villages, mountains, and rural towns. This incredible journey is not just a visual treat; it's a cultural exploration. Nepal's cultural richness shines through as you observe the diverse customs, cultures, and ways of living during the drive. Experience the profound diversity of Nepal, a compact yet culturally affluent gem, while relishing the picturesque journey to and from Pokhara.

Explore the Annapurna Region.

The Annapurna region boasts some of the world's tallest mountains, including Mt. Annapurna (8091m), Annapurna II, Machhapuchhre (6997m), and Nilgiris. The name "Annapurna," derived from Sanskrit, means the god of grain, highlighting the region's vital role in providing sustenance. Beyond its majestic peaks, the Annapurna region is celebrated for its natural and cultural biodiversity. Designated as a wildlife sanctuary under the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, it serves as a vital conservation hub, fostering sustainable development and preserving the rich flora and fauna. Exploring this natural masterpiece is a rare blessing, an opportunity to witness the divine harmony of mountains, culture, and conservation.

Multi Etninc Culture Exploration.

Nepal, a treasure trove of cultural biodiversity, embraces 125 distinct dialects and hosts 120 different ethnic groups, each flourishing with its unique culture, customs, traditions, and ways of life. The rich tapestry of this diversity unfolds right from your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. The Annapurna Base Camp trek provides an up-close encounter with ethnic groups like Gurung, Magar, Thakali, Chhetri, each distinct in its cultural nuances. Every step on this trek reveals the vibrant mosaic of Nepal's cultural heritage, allowing you to immerse yourself in the authentic customs and traditions of these diverse ethnic communities.

Ancient temple and monastery exploration.

Embark on the Annapurna Base Camp trek to witness the cultural kaleidoscope of the region through its diverse places of worship. Explore ancient temples, serene stupas, intricate chortens, and peaceful monasteries scattered along the trek. The spiritual journey unfolds with glimpses of outdoor worship places known as Thans, highlighting the coexistence of Hindu, Buddhist, and Bonpo traditions. Immerse yourself in the sacred ambiance, where every step resonates with the rich tapestry of religious diversity. Annapurna's cultural mosaic awaits, inviting trekkers to experience the harmonious blend of spiritual practices against the backdrop of breathtaking landscapes.

Observe 360 Panorama

Embark on the Annapurna Base Camp trek via Poonhill, and immerse yourself in unparalleled Himalayan vistas. At Poonhill's elevation of 3210m, witness a breathtaking panorama that embraces the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Gurja Himalaya ranges, along with scenic views of the hilly landscapes of Nepal.

As the journey progresses to the Annapurna Base Camp, situated at an elevation of 4130m, prepare for an awe-inspiring 360-degree panorama. Here, the majestic Mt. Annapurna (8091m) takes center stage, surrounded by the grandeur of Annapurna South (7219m), Hiun Chuli, Machhapuchhre (6997m), Gandarbachuli, Tent Peak, Bharashikhar, Khangsahar Peak, and more. Each step unveils a visual symphony of towering peaks, creating an unforgettable canvas of natural beauty against the Himalayan backdrop.

High-quality service.

As a seasoned trekking and adventure trip organizer in Nepal, Tourist Link Trek & Expedition boasts 1.5 decades of invaluable experience and expertise. Our commitment to excellence shines through in every aspect of your Annapurna Base Camp trek. With Tourist Link Trek & Expedition, expect a journey where the quality of service reaches the highest standards. From top-notch accommodations and delectable food to impeccable facilities and amenities, our priority is to ensure your trek is a seamless blend of adventure and luxury. Trust us to deliver an unforgettable experience where every detail reflects our dedication to providing unparalleled quality throughout your trek.

Booking Information.

Explore the Annapurna Base Camp trekking experience with Tourist Link Trek & Expedition. For detailed booking information, visit our website's contact us section. Reach out to us via the provided email for further inquiries and assistance. Your adventure awaits, and we're here to ensure a seamless booking process for your memorable journey to the heart of the Annapurna region.

Safety and Logistics

Experience the epitome of comfort on modern trekking trails in Nepal, adorned with luxury mountain lodges. Indulge in a diverse menu, cozy sleeping quarters, and worry-free amenities, sparing you the need to carry heavy loads. Pack essentials like clothing, toiletries, and photography gear, accompanied by light snacks such as chocolate. These lodges boast internet connectivity, hot water showers, and convenient battery charging facilities, ensuring a seamless trekking experience. Revel in the beauty of Nepal's landscapes, knowing that your every comfort is catered to in these well-equipped mountain lodges, enhancing the joy of your trekking adventure.

Testimonial.

Explore the unparalleled excellence of Tourist Link Trek & Expedition, a seasoned adventure operator boasting a multitude of satisfied customers. With hundreds of positive reviews on prominent travel platforms like Lonely Planet, Trip Advisor, Viator, Tour Radar, and more, our commitment to exceptional service is globally acknowledged. Recent clients, Mindi and Jabur from Malaysia, lauded our services, adding their voices to the chorus of acclaim. Join the ranks of those who have experienced the pinnacle of adventure with Tourist Link Trek & Expedition, where your journey is not just memorable but an embodiment of unparalleled quality and customer satisfaction.

Conclusion and Farewell

Embark on the Annapurna Base Camp trek, a journey etched with unforgettable moments amidst the world's highest mountains. Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, the Annapurna region unfolds a tapestry of cultural and natural diversity, leaving an indelible mark on your soul. This extraordinary adventure quenches your thirst for exploration, creating a lifetime of cherished memories. Upon triumphant completion, relish a special dinner hosted by Director Hom, featuring authentic Nepali cuisine and cultural dance. The event doubles as a platform for valuable feedback and suggestions, ensuring every aspect of your journey remains as exceptional as the Himalayan landscapes you've traversed.


Map

Itinerary

Upon landing at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, navigate through customs where our representative, identifiable by a placard bearing your name, awaits. Enjoy a private transfer to a comfortable three-star category hotel for your stay. Relax and acclimate as your Nepal adventure begins.


After a day of settling in, you'll visit our office for necessary documentation. Meet your guide and trekking companions, receiving a detailed briefing on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary. The next day, embark on a full-day guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour. Begin at the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, explore Nepal's largest Buddhist stupa at Bouddhanath, and visit the ancient Swayambhunath Stupa. The tour concludes with a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, immersing you in the rich cultural tapestry of Nepal. Get ready for an incredible trekking adventure!

Embarking on a scenic journey, you'll travel 200 km from Kathmandu to Pokhara via the Prithvi Highway. Head to the Tourist Bus Station at Shorakhutte early in the morning to catch a bus. As you traverse this meandering path, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of green hills, the Trishuli River, and lush forests. After approximately 6 hours, you'll arrive in Pokhara. In the evening, enjoy a tranquil boat ride on Phewa Lake, perhaps even rowing yourself to the Island Temple of Tal Barahi nestled in the lake's center. Rest for the night at the hotel, ready to explore more of Pokhara's wonders.


Starting the day with a hearty breakfast, embark on an hour-long drive through picturesque landscapes, passing Lumle village with the stunning Annapurna as a backdrop, until you reach Nayapul—the starting point of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. The journey kicks off alongside the Modi River, taking you through charming settlements like Ramgai and Sudame. The route then ascends to Hile, followed by TikheDhunga. Crossing the Bhurungdi River, you'll climb stone staircases leading to the Magar village of Ulleri. Rest for the night in Ulleri, gearing up for more adventures on the trail.


Continuing the trek, you'll traverse the enchanting rhododendron and oak forest, opting for an ascending path toward Nangethati. The trail takes you through oak and spruce forests teeming with wildlife and offering delightful bird views. Finally, you'll arrive at Ghorepani, a picturesque village with plenty of comfortable hotels to choose from. It's an ideal spot to rest and rejuvenate as you prepare for the next leg of your Ghorepani Poon Hill adventure


Embark on a one-hour casual trek to the breathtaking Poon Hill (3210m). Witness the mesmerizing sunrise, painting the Pokhara sky with vivid hues. Enjoy panoramic views of majestic mountains, including Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Nilgiri (7040m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Hunchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhare (6998m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Dhampus Peak (6012m), and more. After this visual feast, return to Ghorepani, traverse pine and juniper forests to Deurali, and descend to Banthati. Continue towards Tadapani for a night's rest, surrounded by the beauty of the Annapurna region.

Departing from Tadapani, we'll ascend along the trail to KimrungDanda. En route, relish splendid views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain, and Ganggapurna Mountain. Descend from Kimrung hill to the serene Kimrong River, and follow its bank to reach the hill of ChereDanda. The trail winds through the forest, leading us to the picturesque village of Chhomrong. Nestled amid natural beauty, Chhomrong provides a tranquil setting for an overnight stay.


Commencing the day with early morning tea, we descend to the suspension bridge over the Chomro River. Following an ascending path through Tilche and Bhanuwa settlements, we traverse Sinuwa, offering a perfect view of the Modi River. Crossing a bamboo forest, we reach Kuldighar and continue to Doban. An hour of ascent from Bamboo brings us to Doban, where we'll spend the night


Descending through a bamboo forest from Dovan, the trail leads uphill to Himalaya Hotel. Upon exiting the forest, we are treated to a breathtaking view of the glacial river before reaching Hinku Cave. Descending to the river, we then ascend to Deurali, where a cascading waterfall awaits. Overnight stay in Deurali.

Embarking on a challenging day, we traverse the rocky terrain to reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Revel in the stunning vistas of the Annapurna Mountain Range, Gangapurna Mountain, Hiunchuli Mountain, and other majestic peaks. Overnight stay in Machhapuchhre Base Camp.

Climbing for two and a half hours, we'll reach Annapurna Base Camp. The pinnacle of the trek, Annapurna Base Camp offers a breathtaking view of the sunrise over Annapurna I Mountain (8091m). Enjoy panoramic vistas of Annapurna South (7219m), Hiuchuli Mountain (6441m), Fishtail Mountain (6993m), SingaChuli Mountain (6501m), Tent Peak Mountain (5663m), Gangapurna Mountain (7455m), and other majestic peaks. Overnight stay in Annapurna Base Camp.

Leaving Annapurna Base Camp early in the morning, we'll trace our steps back to Bamboo. It's a long and challenging walk through rocks and boulders, eventually descending into the forest. We'll arrive at Bamboo late in the evening for a well-deserved rest. Overnight stay in Bamboo.


Leaving Bamboo early in the morning, our trail continues through Kuldighar. As we descend to the Chhomrong River, we follow the riverbank before ascending stone steps to reach Chhomrong. From there, we descend to JhinuDanda, where a nearby hot spring provides a rejuvenating experience. Stay overnight in JhinuDanda

From JhinuDanda, our path descends to the Kumnu River. After crossing the river, we walk through the Modi River valley for a couple of hours, reaching Kyumi. The trail continues to Syauli Bazaar, a village with tea houses and lodges. We then descend further to Nayapul, marking the end of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. From Nayapul, we'll take a vehicle back to Pokhara. Stay overnight in Pokhara

On this day, we'll return to Kathmandu. The journey takes approximately 7 hours along the winding Prithvi Highway. Once in Kathmandu, you'll be transferred to your hotel for a comfortable and luxurious stay.


You'll be transferred to the airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Wishing you a safe and pleasant journey!


What's included?

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Temple, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
  • Two-night accommodation with breakfast at 3-star category Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two-night accommodation with breakfast at 3-star category Hotel in Pokhara
  • Best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Both Way Tourist Bus (Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu) and Private car to and from Nayapul
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide (English speaking and Government licensed holder guide)
  • Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter) their food, accommodation, Salary, equipment, and staff insurance
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP and TIMS) Please bring 4 passport size photographs
  • All Local/Government Taxes and office service charge
  • Farewell dinner before departure
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance Company

What's not included?

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and other expenses
  • International airfare to & from hometown
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Gorepani and Pokhara
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Emergency evacuation if required
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills, and extra porters
  • Tips and donations for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend

Fixed Departures

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Essential Information

Annapurna Base Camp Trek What You Need Know?

When to Go?

March to May and mid-September to November are ideal times to go on trekking in Nepal. However, you can do the trek throughout the year, excluding harsh winter and heavy monsoon period for better experiences. Read more...

Gear Checklist

Gears and equipment assure your safety and smooth trekking experiences as you enter the Himalayas. With essential equipment, you can add some of the other specific ones which most probably will come handy in the trek. A reliable preparation from your side is a positive step for successful trekking and climbing expedition. Read more...

Food, drinking water, and accommodation facilities

The menu for everyday foods gets slimmer with a significant rise in altitude. One can always find a warm tea and basic local staple in the lodges or teahouses operating here. Natural drinking water sources, as well as Drinking water taps, are available throughout the trail. Accommodations might lose even some of the basic facilities as we move higher up in the trails of Himalayas. Read more...

Trip Permit

To enter and trek the protected and restricted segments of Nepal, you will have to take special permits from the government of Nepal for the sole purpose of preserving the people and nature of these areas. Read more...

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is one of the primary concern while trekking in the areas of higher altitude. You must be prepared and act quickly if the symptoms appear during the trek. Using some prevention techniques, you can slow down and minimize the symptoms of Altitude sickness up to some extent. Read More...

Physical condition and experience requirements

Different types and levels of trekking might require a certain minimum fitness level to accomplish. With the guides, you can make up for the segments of lacking experience of trekking. Nepal also offers a lot of different varieties of the trek which the trekkers of any age or physical condition can do. Selection of optimal trekking program is best for both parties. Read more...

Weather

Weather in the Higher Himalayas is always unpredictable. Regular monitoring and contact help us to be safe from any unforeseen change of weather in most cases. With the presence of a licensed guide, you can take correct destinations and make the most of the trek. Read more...


Reviews

5 - Excellent Based on 4 Review

Neal
2022

Neal Cooleman
Beligum


13 days trek to ABC

We are very happy with the service Hom and our guide Pramoud provided us. We booked a 13 day trekking with all meals, permits, sleeping bag/jacket and busride included for Read More ...
2019

Cristina
France


Amazing Annapurna Base Camp

We did ABC in August and it was amazing. The guide was very good and the deal with the agency was also very good. The next time I come to Read More ...
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