Annapurna Base Camp - 16 Days

Annapurna Base Camp: One of the best trekking trails with a beautiful natural environment, various cultures, and old heritage. It leads you to an elevation of 4130 meters. Trekkers treat the Annapurna trekking region in Nepal as the best paradise. So, it is a very popular area that offers a spectacular trekking experience for trekkers from all over the world. Moreover, The Annapurna Base Camp region is one of the most famous and popular trekking destinations in Nepal. The area has a presence of such peaks and mountains as the Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu or Machhepuchre. These mountains emerge within the distance throughout your trek, giving you a factual Himalayan experience and lots of enjoyment. Trekking through the flat villages and mountain communities can expose you to the range of various cultures. So, this culture includes that of Gurung, Magars, Manangi, Thakali individuals and diverse inhabitant ethnic teams.

Detailed itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport – (1360m.)
On your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you from the airport and transfer you to the hotel.
Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
If you wish to comprehend Nepal’s historical and cultural values, sightseeing in Kathmandu valley is crucial. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists. This city offers a marvelous combination of mix religion of Hinduism, Buddhism and some imported culture. Kathmandu carries the cultural and religious legacy that can be found at temples, monuments, and artifacts. Patan and Bhaktapur are neighbor cities which reflects a similar legacy.
In the half-day tour, you will be guided to Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa. Pashupatinath is a Hindu Shrine where people worship Lord Shiva whereas Boudhanath is the biggest stupa of Nepal.
And for the rest of the day, we will prepare for the trek. You can buy your missing equipment for your
trek.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu (1350 M/4429ft) to Pokhara (820 M/2788ft), 7-8 hrs or 25 minutes flight in option,
After early morning breakfast, we will drive to the airport for a flight to Pokhara. It’s a 25mins flight where you can enjoy an idyllic view of the Himalayan range. Or, you can drive on a bus which is about 6-7hrs through tourist bus enjoying countryside highway at the bank of the Trishuli River.
Overnight at Pokhara

Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1070 M/3510ft), 1-2 hrs trek to Tikhedhunga (1080 m/3543ft),
After early morning breakfast, we will drive for 1-2 hr drive to Nayapul. Nayapul, a small village close to the highway is the starting point of our trek. We will then follow the Bhurung river to reach Tikhedhunga which is about 3-4 hrs of the walk.
Overnight at Tikhedhunga.

Day 05: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2860 M/9383ft),
After breakfast, we will ascend slightly up to the Ulleri village for about 6-7hrs through pleasant Rhododendron forest and arrive at the top of Ghorepani pass.
Overnight in Ghorepani .

Day 06: Early Morning hike up to Poon Hill (3210 M/10531ft) and trek to Tadapani (2630 M/8628ft), 6-7 hrs,
We will wake up early morning and walk up to Poon Hill for one hour to observe the sun-rise and a magnificent Mountain View wide Himalaya range up to 8000m. After sunrise, we walk back to Ghorepani for breakfast and start trekking to Tadapani for about 6-7 hrs.
Overnight at Tadapani.

Day 07: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170 M/7119ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will trek down easy way to Kimrung Khola for lunch and then ascend again to Chhomorong village. Chhomorong lies at the base of Himchuli at the elevation of 6,441m and offers a close view of Annapurna and Macchhapucchhre.
Overnight at Chhomron.

Day 08: Trek from Chhomrong to Himalayan Hotel (2929 M/9609ft), 5-6 hrs
After the breakfast, we will head to Kuldi Ghar for about 3 hrs and then walk down to the bank of Modi River viewing bamboo forest at the base of the gorge. Passing by the grazing land of Tomo and Panchen we will reach Himalayan Hotel (lodge).
Overnight at the Himalayan Hotel.

Day 09: Trek from Himalayan Hotel to Macchepucchre Base Camp 4130 M/13549) via Annapurna Base Camp (4130 M/13549),
After breakfast, we will walk ahead to Deurali which slightly up from Himalaya Hotel keeping up on the west bank of the river. It takes 5-6 hrs to walk before we reach open valley at the side of Machhapuchhre Base Camp and continue trekking up to Annapurna base camp.
Overnight at Annapurna base camp

Day 10: Acclimatize day at Annapurna base camp:
This is generally a rest day. However, the idyllic, charismatic mountain views can be seen. Excursion of one of the biggest glaciers is just another adventure for the day.
Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 11: Trek back from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310 M/7578ft), 6-7 hrs,
After breakfast, we will hike down and follow the same way to a pleasant camp spot at Bamboo, Overnight at Bamboo.

Day 12: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Dada (Hot Spring) (1780 M/5839ft), 5-6 hrs,
After breakfast, we will walk up to Chhomrong and further way down to Himal pani / Jhinu Dada through meadows hills. We will enjoy the Natural hot spring.
Overnight at Jhinu Dada.

Day 13: Trek from Jhinu Dada to Pothana (1890 M/6200ft), 6-7 hrs,
After breakfast, we will descend to Modi river and ascend to Landrung, a beautiful Gurung community village and then have lunch at Tolkha. After an easy ascent up to Deurali we will crash at Pothana.
Overnight in Pothana.
Day 14: Trek from Pothana to Phedi (1130 M/3707ft), 3-4 hrs and drive back to Pokhara (820 M/2788ft), 1 hrs, (Lodging + B-L),
After breakfast, it will be an easy way down to Phedi, beautiful village located on the lap of Annapurna range and drive to Pokhara.
Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350 M/4429ft), 7-8 hrs or 25 minutes flight in option, (Lodging + B).
After breakfast, we will head for the Kathmandu memorizing the good memories in this trip.
Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 16: Departure

Trip includes

  • Airport-Hotel-Airport transfer,
    Guided City Tour in Kathmandu by a Private Vehicle
  • Kathmandu & Pokhara hotel accommodations (Bed & Breakfast Basis),
  • Bus Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu (Yourself & staff) or flight in option,
  • Private car Pokhara–Naya Pool, Phedi-Pokhara,
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit,
  • TIMS Permit (Trekker’s Information Management System),
    Teahouse (Lodge) accommodation while on the trek,
  • Three meals everyday while on the trek: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
  • Experienced English-speaking government license holder mountain trekking guide,
  • Experienced & strong mountain trekking porter,
  • Safe drinking water (Medicated) carried by our guide,
  • All program according to itineraries on full board,
  • Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs during the,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • Rescue arrangements,
  • Local and government TAX-VAT etc.

Day 1
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport - (1360m.)

On your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you from the airport and transfer you to the hotel.

Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 2
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

If you wish to comprehend Nepal’s historical and cultural values, sightseeing in Kathmandu valley is crucial. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists. This city offers a marvelous combination of mix religion of Hinduism, Buddhism and some imported culture. Kathmandu carries the cultural and religious legacy that can be found at temples, monuments, and artifacts. Patan and Bhaktapur are neighbor cities which reflects a similar legacy.

In the half-day tour, you will be guided to Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa. Pashupatinath is a Hindu Shrine where people worship Lord Shiva whereas Boudhanath is the biggest stupa of Nepal.

And for the rest of the day, we will prepare for the trek. You can buy your missing equipment for your

trek.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Day 03: Kathmandu (1350 M/4429ft) to Pokhara (820 M/2788ft), 7-8 hrs or 25 minutes flight in option,

After early morning breakfast, we will drive to the airport for a flight to Pokhara. It's a 25mins flight where you can enjoy an idyllic view of the Himalayan range. Or, you can drive on a bus which is about 6-7hrs through tourist bus enjoying countryside highway at the bank of the Trishuli River.

Overnight at Pokhara

Day 4
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1070 M/3510ft), 1-2 hrs trek to Tikhedhunga (1080 m/3543ft),

After early morning breakfast, we will drive for 1-2 hr drive to Nayapul. Nayapul, a small village close to the highway is the starting point of our trek. We will then follow the Bhurung river to reach Tikhedhunga which is about 3-4 hrs of the walk.

Overnight at Tikhedhunga.

Day 5
Day 05: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2860 M/9383ft),

After breakfast, we will ascend slightly up to the Ulleri village for about 6-7hrs through pleasant Rhododendron forest and arrive at the top of Ghorepani pass.

Overnight in Ghorepani .

Day 6
Day 06: Early Morning hike up to Poon Hill (3210 M/10531ft) and trek to Tadapani (2630 M/8628ft), 6-7 hrs,

We will wake up early morning and walk up to Poon Hill for one hour to observe the sun-rise and a magnificent Mountain View wide Himalaya range up to 8000m. After sunrise, we walk back to Ghorepani for breakfast and start trekking to Tadapani for about 6-7 hrs.

Overnight at Tadapani.

Day 7
Day 07: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170 M/7119ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),

After breakfast, we will trek down easy way to Kimrung Khola for lunch and then ascend again to Chhomorong village. Chhomorong lies at the base of Himchuli at the elevation of 6,441m and offers a close view of Annapurna and Macchhapucchhre.

Overnight at Chhomron.

Day 8
Day 08: Trek from Chhomrong to Himalayan Hotel (2929 M/9609ft), 5-6 hrs

After the breakfast, we will head to Kuldi Ghar for about 3 hrs and then walk down to the bank of Modi River viewing bamboo forest at the base of the gorge. Passing by the grazing land of Tomo and Panchen we will reach Himalayan Hotel (lodge).

Overnight at the Himalayan Hotel.

Day 9
Day 09: Trek from Himalayan Hotel to Macchepucchre Base Camp 4130 M/13549) via Annapurna Base Camp (4130 M/13549),

After breakfast, we will walk ahead to Deurali which slightly up from Himalaya Hotel keeping up on the west bank of the river. It takes 5-6 hrs to walk before we reach open valley at the side of Machhapuchhre Base Camp and continue trekking up to Annapurna base camp.

Overnight at Annapurna base camp

Day 10
Day 10: Acclimatize day at Annapurna base camp:

This is generally a rest day. However, the idyllic, charismatic mountain views can be seen. Excursion of one of the biggest glaciers is just another adventure for the day.

Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 11
Day 11: Trek back from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310 M/7578ft), 6-7 hrs,

After breakfast, we will hike down and follow the same way to a pleasant camp spot at Bamboo, Overnight at Bamboo.

Day 12
Day 12: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Dada (Hot Spring) (1780 M/5839ft), 5-6 hrs,

After breakfast, we will walk up to Chhomrong and further way down to Himal pani / Jhinu Dada through meadows hills. We will enjoy the Natural hot spring.

Overnight at Jhinu Dada.

Day 13
Day 13: Trek from Jhinu Dada to Pothana (1890 M/6200ft), 6-7 hrs,

After breakfast, we will descend to Modi river and ascend to Landrung, a beautiful Gurung community village and then have lunch at Tolkha. After an easy ascent up to Deurali we will crash at Pothana.

Overnight in Pothana.

Day 14
Day 14: Trek from Pothana to Phedi (1130 M/3707ft), 3-4 hrs and drive back to Pokhara (820 M/2788ft), 1 hrs, (Lodging + B-L),

After breakfast, it will be an easy way down to Phedi, beautiful village located on the lap of Annapurna range and drive to Pokhara.

Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 15
Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350 M/4429ft), 7-8 hrs or 25 minutes flight in option, (Lodging + B).

After breakfast, we will head for the Kathmandu memorizing the good memories in this trip.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 16
Day 16: Departure

Trip Include

  • Airport-Hotel-Airport transfer,
  • Guided City Tour in Kathmandu by a Private Vehicle
  • Kathmandu & Pokhara hotel accommodations (Bed & Breakfast Basis),
  • Bus Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu (Yourself & staff) or flight in option,
  • Private car Pokhara--Naya Pool, Phedi-Pokhara,
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit,
  • TIMS Permit (Trekker's Information Management System),
  • Teahouse (Lodge) accommodation while on the trek,
  • Three meals everyday while on the trek: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
  • Experienced English-speaking government license holder mountain trekking guide,
  • Experienced & strong mountain trekking porter,
  • Safe drinking water (Medicated) carried by our guide,
  • All program according to itineraries on full board,
  • Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs during the,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • Rescue arrangements,
  • Local and government TAX-VAT etc.

Trip Exclude

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whilst in Kathmandu & Pokhara,
  • Your Travel/Trekking insurance,
  • International airfare,
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected),
  • All kind of beverage,
  • Personal shopping, laundry, trekking equipments etc.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee,
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control,
  • Extra Night Accommodation in Kathmandu In- case of Early Arrival, Late Departure or Early Return From Trip (due to any reason) out of scheduled itinerary
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in "Trip Includes" section etc.
  • Monument entrance fees while on a tour in Kathmandu (approx USD26 per person)
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Faqs

From where Annapurna Circuit Trek starts?

The trek kicks off from Besisaha (820m/2690 ft), Khudi (790m/2592 ft) along the majestic view of Marshyangdi and Kaligandaki river. Bahundanda, Jagat, Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Manang, Letdar, Thorung Phedi, Muktinath (3800m/12467), Lete, Tatopani, and Ghorepani. After crossing Muktinath region, you will head towards Thorung La pass towards upper mountainous trails.

How to reach Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)?

The Annapurna Base Camp trek kicks off from Pokhara towards Nayapul via private vehicle. After this, the trek route kicks off towards Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chomrong, Dovan, Machapuchre Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp (4130m). Similarly, following the course of ABC trekkers can head towards Ghandruk.

What are the climates suitable for traveling in Annapurna Region?

The climate in the Annapurna region is moderate, which keeps on fluctuating depending on weather condition. Traveling is favorable all year round in this region. However, the month of September, October, and November in Autumn season is the busy season for Annapurna Circuit Trek. During Autumn there is lesser rainfall, the temperature is moderate, so the climate is neither too hot nor too cold. Similarly, during the spring season (March-May) also trekkers gather to discover the ultimate thrill of Annapurna Circuit. But travelers can travel all year round for other expedition such as paragliding, sightseeing, meditation, travel holidays, short hiking and more.

What is the point of interest in the Annapurna Region?

Some of the popular points of attraction in Annapurna Region are Upper Mustang, Jomsom, Muktinath, Annapurna Circuit, Cultural Expedition, Paragliding, Trekking, Mountain sightseeing, and Mountain Biking.

How hard is the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the leading and secure trekking routes among many other trekking routes in Nepal. As the elevation increase, the altitude becomes stable along the anticlockwise path towards Thorung La pass (5416m/17769 ft). So, it is suitable for all age group above 18 years.

What are the adventure sports in Annapurna Region?

Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, hiking, trekking, rock climbing, and Mountain biking are some popular adventure sports in the Annapurna Region.

Who are the traditional peoples of Annapurna Region?

Thakali peoples, Sherpas, Rais, Limbus, Magars, and Gurungs are the central traditional peoples of Annapurna Region.

What are the famous pilgrimages of Annapurna Region?

The holy temple of Muktinath (3800m) is a famous pilgrim site for both Hindus and Buddhist. Muktinath temple is a sacred temple of Lord Vishnu, who is the preserver of the universe according to Hindu mythology. Similarly, there are several sacred Buddhist monasteries and nunneries along the elevating mountain routes of Annapurna Region. Tatopani is another sacred journey where many Hindus take a holy bath. In addition to this, there are many temples, monasteries, nunneries, and heritage sites all over the Annapurna Region.

  • The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, festivals, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches, public strikes etc.
  • Price subjected to change if there are more than 2 people in a group.
  •  We have got other additional programs like: Mt. Flight, Bungee jumping, Paragliding, Helicopter tour, Film shooting, Rock climbing, Ultra light, Sightseeing, Jungle safari etc. We can include these programs in your trip upon request.

  • Comfortable Sleeping bags
  • Hiking Boots
  • Chill T-Shirts/Jerseys
  • Lighter Jackets
  • Water Proof Jackets
  • Down Jacket
  • Moisturizing Creams, sunscreen lotions
  • Trekking Socks, Sunglasses, sunhats, caps
  • Gloves, Scarfs, woolen hats
  • Toilet papers, tissue papers, wipers, towels, etc.
  • Torch lights, Headlights.
  • Trekking/Hiking Poles
  • First aid box, required medicines
    Nightwears, undergarments, water bottles, water purifiers, etc.
  • Plastic/Waterproof bags
    Shampoos, small pocket purses, toothbrush, toothpaste, and other necessary personal products.
  • Cameras, Binocular (optional).
    Passport size photographs
    Pocket knifes

Trip Facts

  • Annapurna Region
  • 16 days
  • Teahouse (Lodge) during trek & hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Moderate
  • Naya Pool
  • Phedi
  • 4130 Meters
  • 5-6 HRS
  • Tibetan, Tamang, Gurung, Nepali, e.t.c
  • Wildlife, Mountains, Natural Environment, Peaks, Hills, Flowers, Flora-Fauna, e.t.c.
  • Flight, Tourist Bus, Jeep & Car

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