Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Grade: Moderate and Fairly Strenuous
Season: Spring, summer and autumn
Important Note and Optional activitiesPlease note: all the trekking itineraries are flexible and can be revised in order to best meet your requirements i.e. your time, interests etc. Please make contact us if you have any special requirements or interest.
The Annapurna Base Camp trek is a classic for trekkers and it can easily be combined with a trip to Pun Hill or other lower altitude treks. The principal peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna Himal including Homunculi, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhre are arranged almost precisely in a circle about 10 miles in diameter within a deep glacier-covered amphitheater at the center. From this glacier basin, known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, the Modi Khola knifes its way south in a narrow gorge below fully 4000mtrs deep. Further south, the gorge opens up into a wide and fertile valley the domain of the Gurungs. The middle and upper portions of Modi Khola offer some of the best short trekking routes in Nepal, and the valley is located so that these treks can also be easily combined with treks into the Kali Gandaki region and Muktinath to the west.
In spite of the great heights of the surrounding peaks and ice walls the valley floor between around 4300 ms can provide comfortable camping spots in good weather or alternatively you can stay at a lodge.
Arrival in Kathmandu / pick up /transfer hotel / tour briefing.
|Day 2||Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley
We visit many of the important sites of interest and world heritage sites within the valley / overnight hotel.
|Day 3||Kathmandu – Pokhara.
Six hours / scenic drive / arrive to Pokhara / overnight at hotel.
|Day 4||Drive to Naya Pool / start trek to Ulleri (2073m)
Start day / one hour drive to Nayapul / trek starts / first to Birethanti / lovely village at the head of two rivers / follow the left route up along the Burungdi River / climb to Hile1495meters / on to Tikhedhunga 1525meters. The trail leads steep up to Ulleri 2073meters / large beautiful Magar village / overnight lodge.
|Day 5||Trek to Ghorepani (2856m)
Today mainly up to our day destination / Ghorepani 2856meters / start / gently ascends up to Banthanti (2250meters) / through Oak & rhododendron forest / trail gets steeper to Nangeythanti (2460meteres) / on to Ghorepani /overnight lodge.
|Day 6||Trek to Tadapani (2625m)
Climb up to Poon Hill for sunrise (3210meter) / early morning / stunning panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himalayan ranges / back Ghorepani / breakfast / continue trek to Tadapani (2625meter) / ridges / river bed /rhododendron and pine forest / overnight guesthouse.
|Day 7||Trek to Chhomrong (2020m)
Today’s trail down / rhododendron forest / to Kimrong stream / then up through the village of Gurung /on to Chhomrong / some fantastic very close up views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli / Machhapuchhre (fishtail).
|Day 8||Trek to Himalaya (2920m)
Down to Chhomrong stream / climb up to Dovan / through rhododendron forest / on to Himalaya / overnight lodge.
|Day 9||Trek to Annapurna base camp (4131m)
The day mainly up and up / Machhapuchhre base camp (3900meters) /on to Annapurna base camp / fantastic amphitheater surrounded by mountains / spectacular views of the Himalayas / including Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Barah Shikhar / overnight lodge.
|Day 10||Trek back to Bamboo (2310m)
Down (retracing trail) / to Bamboo / overnight guest house.
|Day 11||Trek to Jhinu hill (1780m)
Today very easy / natural hot spring located at the bank of Modi river / relaxation / overnight guesthouse.
|Day 12||Trek to Pothana (1890m)
Follow river to / Landruk / mainly flat to Tolka / on still flat / to forest and climb up through wood / gradual descent to Pothana / overnight guesthouse.
|Day 13||Trek to Phedi (1130m) and Drive to Pokhara.
Around 2 hour trek / to Phedi / drive back to Pokhara / transfer hotel.
|Day 14||Pokhara at leisure / boating / paragliding / zip lining.|
|Day 15||Drive back to Kathmandu / transfer hotel.|
|Day 16||Transfer to airport / fly to onward destination.|