The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the stunning beauty of the Annapurna mountain range up close. The trek offers a unique combination of challenging uphill and downhill sections, beautiful terraced fields, and breathtaking views of Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri. Spending a night at the base of Annapurna is an unforgettable experience that truly immerses you within the Himalayas. Despite its challenging terrain, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a must-do for any trekking enthusiast. The trek offers a beautiful sanctuary and gorge, along with plenty of opportunities to rest and relax in comfortable hotels and restaurants along the way. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a true gem in the Himalayan region and should not be missed. It provides a unique perspective on one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world and is sure to be an experience you will never forget.
day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 m)
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, one of our representatives will be there to greet you and transfer you to your hotel. If you arrive during our office hours, we can take you to our office, and if not, we will take you to your hotel, which is equipped with attached bathrooms, TV, and phone. If you need any assistance, our team is just a phone call away.
day 2: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Today, we will take you on a guided sightseeing tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. We will visit Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After exploring these historical sites, we will prepare for the trek, and our guide will brief you about the upcoming adventure.
day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus (Duration: 6-7 hours)
We will travel to Pokhara by tourist bus, which is a comfortable and convenient way to see the beautiful landscapes and rural life of Nepal. We will cross the Trishuli and Marshyangdi Rivers, which are famous for rafting. Upon arrival in Pokhara, you can relax by one of the serene lakes.
day 4: Trek to Ulleri (2,050m/6725 ft) Duration: 6 hours
After breakfast, we will start our trek to Ulleri. We will walk on stone steps and hear the sound of the Modi Khola river, which will accompany us throughout the trek. Along the way, we will see rhododendron plants with red flowers, and you will start to experience the natural beauty of the Annapurna region.
day 5: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750 m/ 9,020 ft) Duration: 5 hours trek
Today, we will trek to Ghorepani, passing through the village of Banthali, which offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna South and Himchuli Mountains. As we continue to ascend, we will reach Ghorepani, which rewards us with stunning views of Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, and more.
day 6: Poon Hill for sunrise (3,210m/10,529ft) trek to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) Duration: 6 hours
Today, we will wake up early to hike to Poon Hill, where we will witness an unforgettable sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Afterward, we will return to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue our trek to Tadapani. Along the way, we will pass through dense forests of rhododendron, oak, and bamboo.
day 7: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2,170m/7,120ft) Duration: 6 hours trek
You'll be descending to Chomrong, one of the villages of the Gurung people in the Annapurna Region. Expect to cross a suspension bridge and pass through a rhododendron forest. Chomrong offers a stunning view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machapuchare.
day 8: Chhomrong to Himalayan Hotel (2,920m) Duration: 7 hours
Cross a suspension bridge over the Chomrong Khola river, and pass by the villages of Bamboo and Dobhan. You'll encounter an uphill trekking trail and a beautiful waterfall before reaching the Himalaya Hotel.
day 9: Himalayan Hotel to Annapurna Base Camp (4,230m) Duration: 6 hours
Expect an uphill trekking trail with rhododendron plants and a dense bamboo forest. Follow the Modi Khola glacial river and pass by Hinko Cave and Deurali. Stop at Machhapuchhre Base Camp for photos before reaching your final destination at Annapurna Base Camp.
day 10: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,300m) Duration: 7 hours
Descend all the way to the village of Bamboo, passing by Modi Khola and enjoying the stunning mountain views.
day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,760m/5,770 ft) Duration: 6 hours
Descend through Chomrong and Khudighar, and expect to see the seasonal pink blooms of the rhododendron plant. Consider stopping at a hot spring to relax.
day 12: Drive to Pokhara Duration: 6 hours trek, 3 hour drive
Follow the river, uphill, and through a forest before reaching Ghandruk. Take in the stunning view of Annapurna South and Fish Tail, visit the Gurung Culture and Tradition Museum, and continue on an easy downhill trekking trail to Kimche and Nayapul.
day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus Duration: 6 hours
Take a scenic drive back to Kathmandu, and enjoy the insights of Nepal's rural life along the way.
day 14: Final Departure
It's time for the final departure. We understand the importance of timely travel arrangements, and we always strive to make sure our guests are picked up and dropped off at the airport on time. We value your time and aim to make your travel experience as smooth as possible. For your last morning with us, we'll provide you with a delicious breakfast to fuel your journey ahead. Bon voyage!
- Twin sharing basis tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Twin sharing basis lodge/mountain teahouse accommodation during the trek
- Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Full board meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) with tea/coffee during the time of trekking
- Pickup from the airport and a hotel as well as drop off in a private vehicle
- Guided sightseeing in a private vehicle
- Tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu
Guides and Permits:
- Nepal Government-certified English-speaking local trekking guide and porter
- Porter service (One porter for 2 trekkers)
- Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management Systems- TIMS card for trekking
- Official paper documents Government taxes and local fees
- A comprehensive medical kit
- TMG’s trekking accomplishment certificate
- International flight tickets
- Travel & rescue Insurance
- Nepal entry visa
- Personal trekking equipment and expenses like water, laundry, phone, and bar bills
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, early return from your trip (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary, and expenses due to unavoidable events, like flight cancellation, strikes, and others
- Tips to your guide, porter, and driver
- Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the “cost include” section.
Annapurna Base Camp ,
Location:Annapurna Base Camp
Elevation:4,130 m / 13,550 ft
GPS:28.53 N°, 83.878 E°