Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu Airport & Transfer to Hotel

Day 02 :
Full Day Guided Tour in Kathmandu Valley

Day 03:
Drive to Pokhara and stay overnight

Day 04 :
Drive to Phedi and trek to Tolka (1790 m)

Day 05 :
Tolka- Chhomrong (2210 m)

Day 06 :
Chhomrong – Bamboo (2310 m)

Day 07 :
Bamboo – Himalayan Hotel (2840 m)

Day 08 :
Himalayan Hotel –Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 m)

Day 09 :
Machhapuchhre Base Camp-Annapurna Base Camp(4130 )

Day 10 :
Annapurna Base Camp – Dovan (2630 m)

Day 11 :
Dovan –Chhomrong (2210 m)

Day 12 :
Chhomrong –Ghandruk (1940 m)

Day 13 :
Ghandruk – Nayapul – Drive to Pokhara

Day 14 :
Full Day Guided Tour in Pokhara


Day 15:
Fly to Kathmandu

Day 16:  Drive to Airport for International Departure

Trip Fact:


Booking Code:    MN201

Duration:              16 days

Maximum Elevation:   4116 m

Difficulty:       Medium

Trek Type:    Teahouse

Best Season:     March-May,

                Sept. – Nov.

Trek Start From:   Phedi

Trek Finish at:   Nayapul

Price : 

Route Map:











Day1 : Arrival in Kathmandu :

Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel; here you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days.  We will also ask for your passport photographs and any other details required for your trek permits, at this stage.


Day 02: Guided Tour in Kathmandu Valley :

After breakfast, you will start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. We will arrange a guide of your chosen language to give you a tour and introduction to our rich culture amongst our ancient and fascinating history and religion. In our sightseeing tour you go to Swayambhunath (Monkey Tembple), Pashupatinath , Boudhanath and Kathmandu Durbar square.


Day 03: Drive/ Fly to Pokhara and Stay Overnight :

Drive or fly to Pokhara. Pokhara is situated on the side of Lake Fewa, it is a beautiful area with Fishtail mountain (Machhapuchhare) rising not far behind within the Annapurna range.  Only 200km from Kathmandu it can take 6 hours by bus and ½ hrs by plane.
 

Day4 : Drive to Phedi and trek to Tolka (1790 m):

Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Phedi (1130 m.) and trek from Phedi to Pothana which takes about five hours. From here you begin your trek to Tolka (1790 m.). The trail ascends all the way to Tolka through forests till you reach the village called Dhampus. It is a Gurung village which gives you an opportunity to look at the magnificent views of Annapurna ranges, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu. The ascent trail follows to Pothana through the forests. This is a small village which is surrounded by forests having marvelous mountain views.
 

Day5 : Tolka- Chhomrong (2210 m)

Trek from Pothana to Chhomrong (2040 m.) which takes about six and half hours. While trekking from Pothana to Chhomrong the trail ascends gently to Deurali and begins to descend upto Bherikharka through forests. Now you follow flat path till you reach Landruk village. The path you follow till Landruk is really exhilarating as you pass through many local villages rich in culture, terrace fields and numerous green hills. From here the trail descends to Modi khola (stream) and ascends all the way to Chhomrong. Village via Jhinudanda where there is a hot spring. Chhomrong is a big Gurung village. From this village you could see good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Fishtail.
 

Day6 : Chhomrong – Bamboo(2310 m)

Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo (2340m.) and it takes about five hours. Leaving Chhomrong, the trail descends on a stone staircase and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a swaying suspension bridge, then climbs out of the side valley. High above the Modi Khola on its west bank, the trail passes through the tiny settlement of Tilicho in forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. Climbing further on a rocky trail (beware of the stinging nettles) you reach three hotels at Sinuwa, at 2350m. Climb in rhododendron forests to Kuldi, at 2520m. This was once a British sheep breeding project; now the stone houses are an ACAP visitor centre and check post. In winter, it's common to find snow anywhere from this point on. Descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests. It is then a short distance on a muddy trail to Bamboo Lodge (2340m.).
 

Day7 : Bamboo – Himalayan Hotel (2840 m)

Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3230m.) which takes about five hours. You trek gently ascend through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. The first town you reach is Dovan (2630m.) where there are few lodges and camp sites. Now you pass through muddy trail which traverses high above the river. There are debris of avalanches except during winter season. After short trek, you reach at Himalayan Hotel (2900m.), the town named after the Himalayan Hotel. Beyond it , the trail is steeply ascent up to Hinko Cave (3160m.), this named as a huge overhanging rock provides some protection against rain and avalanches. It takes approximately twenty minutes through normally ascent path to reach Deorali (3230m.)
 

Day8 : Himalayan Hotel –Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 m)

Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m.) via Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.) and it takes about four hours. From here, the valley widens and becomes less steep and you can see the gates to the sanctuary. The trail is less steep. As the trail continues into the sanctuary, it crosses two avalanche tracks on a narrow trail that hurdles up against the cliffs. After short trek you will be at Bagar (3310m.), a meadow and some abandoned hotels. The normal trail follows the left side of the valley. Now the trail appears gently ascent until you reach Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.). Here you find almost 6 to 7 lodges. This is one of the places, where you can enjoy the view of Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.). The path follows through alpine meadow and after some distance your trails go gently up. After a short trek, you begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp (4170m.). From here, you can see the views of several peaks at 360 degree.
 

Day 09 : Machhapuchhre Base Camp - Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m)

Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630m.) which takes about five hours. It's much easier going down. You should have no problem reaching Sinuwa in a single day from Annapurna Base Camp. Now you trek through Himalayan Hotel to Dovan.

Day 10 : Annapurna Base Camp - Dovan (2630m)

Trek from Dovan to Chhomrong (2040 m.) and it takes about four hours. The path is descent up to Bamboo passing through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo plants. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar and now the trail is quite flat until you reach Sinuwa. You trek gradually descend to the Chhomrong Khola and you have to follow stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhomrong.
 

Day 11 : Dovan - Chhomrung (2210 m)

Trek from Chhomrong to Ghandruk (1940m.) which takes almost four hours. The trail stretches at flat level for early an hour passing through rhododendron forests, terraces and green scenarios. At this point, you have to go gradually down till Kimrung Khola ( Kimrung stream). Now the trail keeps on ascending steeply before you reach Kimrung Hill. Here the path goes gently descent all the way to Ghandruk village. This part is full of green scenarios, streams, terraces and so on. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum.


Day 12 : Chhumrung – Ghandruk (1940 m)

Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul via Birethanti which takes about six hours. You begin your trail following gentle flat path passing through forests, rocks and terraces. After Kimche (1638m.) the trail descends through human settlements and terraces upto Seuli Bazaar. From here, the trail moves along the bank of Modi Khola to Birethanti. En route, you pass through forests, rice terraces, waterfalls and green scenarios. Birethanti is a small town with few lodges, shops and human settlements. Now you walk for almost twenty minutes through flat path upto Nayapul (New Bridge). Here you board vehicle to drive back to Pokhara which takes approximately one and half hours.
 

Day 13: Ghandruk – Naya Pul – Drive to Pokhara:

Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul via Birethanti which takes about six hours. You begin your trail following gentle flat path passing through forests, rocks and terraces. After Kimche (1638m.) the trail descends through human settlements and terraces upto Seuli Bazaar. From here, the trail moves along the bank of Modi Khola to Birethanti. En route, you pass through forests, rice terraces, waterfalls and green scenarios. Birethanti is a small town with few lodges, shops and human settlements. Now you walk for almost twenty minutes through flat path upto Nayapul (New Bridge). Here you board vehicle to drive back to Pokhara which takes approximately one and half hours.
 

Day 14:  Full Day Guided Tour in Pokhara:

After breakfast, you will start an interesting tour around Pokhara Valley. We will arrange a guide of your chosen language to give you a tour and introduction to our rich culture amongst our ancient and fascinating history and religion. In our sightseeing tour you go to Mahendra Cave,  Barahi Temple, Devid Falls and Annapurna Musium.


Day 15: Fly/ Drive to Kathmandu:

After breakfast in the morning you say goodbye to Pokhara and head back to bustling Kathmandu by car or private bus (There is an option to fly). In the afternoon free day of your own. Overnight in Hotel.
 

Day 16: Drive to Airport for International Departure:

 

  • Arrival and Departure transfer as per itinerary
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (3 nights) and Pokhara (3 nights) with breakfast
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara guided city tour
  • All necessary road transportation
  • All three time meals and teahouse accommodation while on trekking
  • A trekking guide and necessary porters for the trekking part
  • Annapurna conservation area Entrance fee
  • Kathmandu- Pokhara -Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Accidental and Medical Insurance of trekking staffs
  • First aid kits
  • Personal equipment such as sleeping bags/ jackets for guide, assistant guide and porters (if you do not have we can arrange within US $1.00/day for two items)
  • International and domestic Airfare and tax
  • Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure
  • Lunch and Dinner while in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Beverage, hard drinks and alcohol
  • Rescue and emergence cost
  • Your travel insurance
  • Personal equipments and personal expenses
  • Extra charge in case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc.
  • Other personal expenses and tips
Special Instructions to our Clients : :

Before leaving your country, you are suggested to ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months. Please book your trip as early as possible; giving us enough preparation time for your trip means your trip will be managed well so that you will get full satisfaction from our services. Please make sure that you have got confirmation receipt from our company about your booking. If you need any special facilities that are not included in the listed itinerary, make sure that you have informed us about it at the time of booking. Should you want to book any programs that are not listed in this website as tailor made package, please let us know by email; we will design it as per your travel need.

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