Annapurna Base Camp Trekking - 13 days

Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a legendary and classic trek with a perfect blend of nature and cultural exploration. The route to Annapurna Base Camp passes through tranquil landscapes, warm and welcoming Gurung and Magar villages, blossoming Rhododendron, bamboo and alpine forests.

The Annapurna Base camp trekking   provides- Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna Ist (8091m), Mt. Manaslu (8163 m),  Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Fishtail also called Mt. Machhapuchhare (6998m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m) etc.

The annapurna base camp trek also passes through Ghorepani Poon Hill, which is known for its sunrise view and mountain vista. Mount Dhaulagiri, the Annapurna Range and Mount Machhapuchhre also come into sight from this point. We will also encounter a natural hot spring near Jhinu Danda. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that ease away your aches and pains.

The locals we will encounter in Annapurna Base Camp trek Route are of mixed ethnic groups; there are Brahmans, Chhetris, Mongoloid, Gurung, and Magar people fairly distributed among the entire region. However Gurungs and Magars make up the larger portion of the residents. You must seize this opportunity to explore and learn the culture, tradition and lifestyle of these residents.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts and ends in Pokhara – second biggest city and naturally blessed place to relax after the big hike in Annapurna. This trek is a must experience for all kinds of trekkers.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Highlights

  1. Walk around Phewa Lake
  2. Sunrise view from Poon hill (3210m)
  3. View of Mt Machhapurchhre and Annapurna I
  4. Eye-catching waterfalls and Modi Khola river
  5. Beautiful terraces with rice field and farm house.
  6. Friendly Gurung people and their hospitality

Day 1: Kathmandu – Pokhara

We will drive, from Kathmandu, for about 6-7 hours until we reach Pokhara. It is a romantic drive through the scenic beauty of terraced rice field, beautiful landscape, Trisuli and Marsyangdi Rivers and spectacular view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal and most of the Annapurna Himalayan Range. You will have the rest of the day free to yourself to explore Pokhara as you please. We will spend the night in Pokhara.

Day 2: Pokhara- Phedi – Tolka

We will head towards Phedi from Pokhara. This village offers a mesmerizing view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail. We will trek from Phedi to Tolkha via Landruk. The descending path leads to a bridge over Modi Khola. From here, an uphill route will take us to Landruk before we reach Tolkha- a Gurung village with a magnificent view point for sunset. Overnight in Tolkha.

Day 3: Tolka- Chhomrong:

On this day, we will trek for about 7-8 hours towards Chhomrong. The trail heads towards Landrung through oak forests, terraced fields, and pretty villages. We will then head towards Jhinudanda where we will relax in the hot spring of Modi River. Chhomrong provides spectacular views of Annapurna South, Himchuli, and Fishtail. Overnight in Chhomrong in a lodge.

Day 4: Chhomrong – Bamboo

The trail descends to Chhomrung Khola and then ascends uphill to Sinuwa. It further passes through rhododendron forest to Kuldi. The trek will enter the upper Modikhola valley. There are only a couple of lodges in the Bamboo and most of them open only during high season. Overnight in Bamboo.

Day 5: Bamboo- Himalayan Hotel-Deurali

The trail climbs through rhododendron forest to Dovan. This stretch of the trail passes several avalanche chutes. We will then pass through Himalayan Hotel before we reach Deurali. Deurali offers a closer view of the Annapurna Range and Mt. Machhapuchhare. We will spend the night in Deurali.

Day 6: Deurali to Machhapuchhare Base camp

We will trek towards Machhapuchhare Base Camp from Deurali on this day. This destination is not really a base camp for climbing the mountain is not permitted. The accommodation service available here is also limited. There is a high probability to experience discomfort due to the changing altitude in this region. We will spend the night in Machhapuchhare Base Camp.

Day 7: Machhapuchhare Base camp – Annapurna Base Camp

The trail leads you uphill to Annapurna base camp and it will take 3 hours to reach here. This region is a spectacular viewpoint of the glistening Annapurna Range. We will explore the county and savor the rare scenic beauty of this region. We will spend the night in Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 8: Annapurna Base Camp – Himalayan Hotel -Chhomrong

On this day, we will collect our belonging and head towards Chhomrong. The trail first heads towards the village of Deurali. Through Bamboo, we will then reach Sinuwa. The route passes through Rhododendron forest and Himalayan Bamboo and then descends downhill to Chhomrung Khola. Climbing up stairs made up of stones will lead us to Chhomrung village wherein we will be spending the night.

Day 9: Chhomrong to Tadapani

The route to Tadapani from Chhomrong goes through a jungle and several Gurung villages. We can see an excellent view of Mt. Machhapuchare (Fishtail) and the narrow canyon of the Annapurna Sanctuary along the journey. It will take us about 4-5 hours to read Tadapani. We will spend the rest of the day exploring Tadapani and spend the night there.

Day 10: Tadapani to Ghorepani

The trek from Tadapani to Ghorepani is about 5-7 hrs. Ghorepani Poon is a viewpoint of a magnificent Sun-rise and Mountain peaks. We will spend the night in Ghorepani.

Day 11: Ghorepani-Poon Hill – Tirkhedhunga

The trail to Tikhedhunga passes through a pleasant and blossoming Rhododendron forest. We will also come across Ulleri Village. It will take us about 5-6hrs to reach Tirkhedunga from Ghorepani. We will spend the night in Tirkheunga.

Day 12: Tirkhedhunga to Nayapul to Pokhara

This is the final day of trekking. We will trek from Tirkhedunga to Nayapul for bout 3-4 hours. From Nayapul we will drive to Pokhara. Once we reach Pokhara we will check into a hotel. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful city of Pokhara. A walk along the shore of the Few-Taal (lake) is a relaxing experience. We will spend the night in Pokhara.

Day 13: Pokhara – Kathmandu

We will leave early on this morning to Kathmandu. The 7hrs drive is romantic through green hills, deep valleys, Trisuli River and spectacular views of some of the peaks. Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel and rest of the day rest or explore the surrounding areas.

 

whats on the cost

      • All round transport from kathmandu to kathmandu (Tourist bus and private transport )
      • Twin sharing  room for 2 night in pokhara with breakfast(Hotel Family Home or similar )
      • All accommodations in guest houses and all basic  meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) while you are on trek
      • Complementary  farewell dinner in Kathmandu in  Nepalese restaurant with culture show
      • All Porter salary (2 trekkers share a porter)
      • Guide an experienced his salary and all cost for him
      • Permits and national park fees
      •  Rescue arrangements in case of emergency
      •  Medical Kit
      • All taxes
      • Free luggage storage if needed either in kathmandu or pokhara

whats not on the cost

      • Monuments & Monastery fees
      • Lunch And dinner as well as the accomodation  while you are in Katmandu
      • tips for porter and guide
      • all the drinks while you are in trek ,such as beers ,whisky, Juices,hot shower ,tea /coffee etc
Mari M. Nov 25, 2015 “Good information”

I don't have any plane when I reach Kathmandu Nepal. I book hotel Shree tibet family guest house in Thamel. They have one travel desk and they arrange tours for me. Pokhara and chitwan. It's was really amazing and good service.fully recommend that place.

BuaNilubon Nov 25, 2015 “Private Trekking group”

My friend recommended Himalayas on Foot once he knew that I will do the ABC trekking. Mr. Mukti, the MD of Himalayas on Foot, provided a very good service since day one that we contacted him. He offered the professional arrangement with very good deal for our group of 13 people. We spend nights at Hotel Family Home both in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Both hotels are located in the perfect location. Family Home Kathmandu is in the heart of Tamel, so that it is every easy to find the trekking equipment, shopping, foods and restaurants, also the exchanges. The rooms are big, clean, and comfortable. While Hotel Family Home Pokhara is around Phewa Lake by walk distance. We can see the mountain view from the bay window (from some rooms at the corner). The rooms are clean and comfortable too. Along the trekking route Mr. Ram Giri, our tour guide, with more than 10 years of experience, he took very good care of us. Although we had varied trekking speeds but he can manage that. The porter team is also polite and helpful. If you have chance, you may ask for Mr. Ram. If we have trekking trip to Nepal again, we will choose Himalayas on Foot for sure. Highly recommend for everyone

Mirek P Nov 25, 2015 “ABC with Himalayas On Foot”

We have just completed an amazing 10 days trek to the Annapurna Base Camp. Many thanks to Mukti for the flawless organization, and to Raj and Sudip for guiding and helping us on the way. Himalayas On Foot is a great company, we highly recommend their services. Ela and Mirek, Vancouver, Canada

vineetamar Nov 25, 2015 “Perfect for all traveller”

Himalayas on foot was very professional, Surendra was lovely to correspond with over email and was very helpful with Shree Tibet hotel bookings as well. Our guide Raj was amazing, he went above and beyond and accommodated our relative inexperience and fitness levels to make the winter ABC trek the best it could be. He was much better than other guides we saw on our way, always found us the best rooms in the best guesthouses and got us guesthouse freebies whenever he could. The guy seriously knows everyone. Was very flexible with the end of our trek when we were very tired, and showed us all sorts of local goodies. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Raj and this company to anyone.

Eilasvana Nov 25, 2015 “Best Trekking Guide Ram Giri for Annapurna Base Camp”

I booked 11 days Annapurna Base Camp package with Himalayas on foot early this year . The service was excellent. They provided us very good accommodations, delicious food, luxurious car and well experienced guide Mr ram . I am fully satisfied with them and enjoyed the company of guide. The scenery is awesome. Thank to all the Himalayas on foot Team to take care of me from the beginning and help me to make the trip memorable. I highly recommend Annapurna Base Camp Trek and trek operator- Mukti Pandey Especially our best guide Ever Ram Giri was amazing ……he speak multi language as well like italia/Japanese and many more.

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