Annapurna Base Camp Trekking - 11 Days

Last updated on August 13th, 2019 at 05:28 am

Mt Annapurna is the 10th highest mountain. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the favourite treks of Nepal and the Annapurna region. The trek is also famous as Annapurna Sanctuary trek.

Even before you start trekking, you will be able to get some mountain views right from Pokhara. Along the trek, you will be able to see rice paddies, lush rhododendron forests and high altitude landscapes.

As you reach the base camp, you will come face to face with the Annapurna massif. You will be able to do the Annapurna base camp trek in all season.

The rhododendron forests will be blooming in spring, and you will able to get a beautiful view of the rhododendron forest. The locals we will meet there will be a mix of ethnic groups. In lower elevations, there are Brahmins and Chhetris. Mostly will be Gurung and Magar people in the area.

The Annapurna base camp trek will start at Nayapul. As we continue to hike up, we will pass some beautiful green areas and rice paddies in Ghorepani. As we hike up to Poon Hill, you may get the chance to see sunrise or sunset depending on the time and weather.

On the way up to the base camp, you will go through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. As you get nearer to the Annapurna base camp, you will get to see the view of Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7,229 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m.).

If you have a chance, you will see a Hot Spring at the bank of the Modi Khola. You will enjoy this trek and have a great experience.

Day 1
Day 01: Tourist bus drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. 6-7 hours.

Today you will take an early morning(6:00 AM) regular tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara. (as an option for more comfortable and also to skip one day, you can take a 20 minute's flight to Pokhara).

Upon arrival in Pokhara, you will be transferred to your hotel. You can rest for a while and then wander around the Lakeside streets or do fun activities such as boating, Street walking, shopping, cycling or anything you want. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

Hotel in Pokhara Included

Day 2
Day 02: Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tikhedhunga(1,480 m). 5 hours.

Today we will drive to Nayapul from Pokhara on a Private vehicle. It takes one hour to get to Nayapul and start the trek to Tikhedhunga. After a short walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti village, a village with many shops and teahouses. Again our trek continues through the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille. After a short climb up, we will reach Tikhedhunga. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 3
Day 03: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani(2,870 m). 5 hours.

We move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri through beautiful forests of oak and rhododendrons, towards Banthanti and Nangethanti. After five hours of walk, we will reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani is one of the biggest villages in the Annapurna mountains of Nepal situated at an approximate altitude of 2760 meters above sea level. This village provides excellent views of the Himalayan panorama of Nepal. Overnight at hotel in Ghorepani.

Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 4
Day 04: Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani(2,630 m) {Early Morning Poon Hill Trip}. 6 hours.

Today is the longest trail day of our trek. Today we will take an early morning trip to Poon Hill to enjoy the sunrise view. We can see Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri, Varaha Shikhar, Mt. Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhre Annapurna IV, Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks from the poon hill viewpoint. Then we will further climb up through rhododendron and pine forest towards Deurali. After that, we descend to Banthati, and then we reach Tadapani. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 5
Day 05: Trek from Tadapani to Chomrong(2,210 m). 5 hours.

Leaving Tadapani, today's day starts with a steep downhill through rhododendron forests. We will walk through the Gurung village, a community of Gurung peoples. From here after an easy walk of some hour, we will reach Chomrong at an elevation of 2,140m. Overnight at Chomrong.

Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 6
Day 06: Trek from Chomrong to Himalaya(3,560 m ). 6 hours.

Today's trial starts from Chomrong and drops down towards Chomrong Khola, again we continue climbing to Khudi at 2,380m where there used to be an ACAP check post. Further trekking through bamboo and rhododendron forests, we will reach Himalaya. Overnight at Himalaya hotel.

Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 7
Day 07: Trek from Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp(4,130 m ). 7 hours.

Today the trail passes through the Hinko Cave, Deurali, and the Machhapuchre base camp. From the Machhapuchre base camp, we can see the excellent views of mt. Machhapuchre along with Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Hiuchuli, Gandarvachuli and Gangapurna which is undoubtedly a rewarding experience.

Further two-hour trek from MBC takes us to the Annapurna Base camp at a 4,130m., the highest point we will trek during this Annapurna base camp trek. From where we again get to savor mesmerizing views of the Mt. Machhapuchre, Hiuchuli, Annapurna I, Annapurna south and many other peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 8
Day 08: Trek down Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo(2,310 m ). 6 hours.

From Annapurna base camp our today's trek is a downhill trek, so it's not very difficult. We follow the same trail down today from where we climbed up to Annapurna base camp. After trekking down from ABC to 5/6 hours, we will reach Bamboo village. Stay overnight at Bamboo.

Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 9
Day 09: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu(1,700 m ). 5 hours.

From Bamboo, its an uphill trek to Khudi followed by a downhill walk to Chomrong. We follow the same trial which we walked before until Chomrong. From Chomrong, the trial descends very steeply through rhododendron and bamboo forests until we reach Jhinu. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 10
Day 10: Trek from Jhinu to Pokhara. 6 hours.

Today we walk to the right side of the Modi Khola until we reach Birethati. Again further downhill walk from Birethanti we reach Nayapul. End your day with a return transfer by car, jeep or taxi to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Breakfast, Lunch & Hotel in Pokhara Included

Day 11
Day 11: Tourist bus drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu. 7-8 hours.

To return to Kathmandu, (as an option you can take a 20 minute's flight) take a 7-8 hour long drive by tourist bus. You will witness amazing landscapes and beautiful mountainside villages again from the bus.

Breakfast Included

Trip Cost Includes

  • Two night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast (mainly in twin sharing).
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available guest houses accommodation during the trek (mainly in twin sharing).
  • A local government licensed English speaking trekking guide during the trek.
  • Porter to carry your luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all our staff.
  • All necessary trekking permits, ACAP and TIMS permit, and fees.
  • All necessary land transport as per the itinerary.
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag and a duffel bag(to be returned after your trek complete).
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route map.
  • First aid medical kid.
  • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate.
  • All the Official expenses and government taxes.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Lunch, and dinner while in Pokhara.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staffs(necessary).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the Price includes section.
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Price From USD 700 USD $ 599/person
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Total $ 599 USD

Trip Facts

  • Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Region, Nepal
  • Minimum 2, Maximum no limit
  • 4,130 m, Annapurna Base Camp
  • Anywhere from Nepal
  • Tourist Bus to & from Pokhara, Private vehicle transport from and to Nayapul
  • Best available Guesthouse during trekking, 3 star hotel in Pokhara
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during trekking, Breakfast in Pokhara