Code ABCT • 14 Days •
Annapurna Base Camp trek features some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the region, providing fascinating insight into the diverse geography and terrain of Nepal. This unique trek incorporates a variety of local trails, wandering through forests, villages and terraced farmland. Trekkers will experience unparalleled mountain scenery, surrounded by enormous glaciers and, simultaneously, creating a unique atmosphere in which individuals can truly experience authentic Nepalese life and culture.
This amazing natural scenery provides visitors with a chance to fully immerse themselves in the tranquility and solitude of the Himalayas without intensive technical climbing.
Typically, the Annapurna base camp trek starts and ends in Pokhara, That being said, it can also be incorporated into the Annapurna Circuit or the Jomsom / Muktinath trek by traveling from Tatopani through Ghorepani and Tadapani and, ultimately, joining the main Sanctuary trails at Chommrong.
For those interested in exploring the untamed wilderness of the Himalayas, the Annapurna Base Camp trek will be an unforgettable experience!
Local Lodging9 nights
DAY 1 – Arrival at Kathmandu
After your trip to Kathmandu, Asian Journey will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. On the way you could have your first impress about Nepalese culture.
Change of sceneries guaranteed. Sounds, smell, rickshaws, colours, street…
DAY 2 – Drive to Pokhara (850 m) / 6 – 7 hours
It is a long way through Nepal on roads both tarred and earth-surfaced, but you won’t be disappointed. You will discover the beautiful countryside of Nepal. Lush greeneries, villages, farms, rivers, lifestyle of local people in the streets and the panoramic view on the Himalaya range.
DAY 3 – Drive to Nayapul / 1 hour Trek to TikheDhunga (1,495 meters) / 4 hours
This first trekking day, will start along the BhurungdiKhola River with bamboo, rhododendrons forests and water springs. We will pass through Ramghai village and keep walking on a gradual ascend to reach TikheDhunga.
DAY 4 – Trek to Ghorepani (2,850meters) / 6 hours
We will continue following the BhurungdiKhola River. The trail is not too steep but we have to climb a stone staircase through terraced fields. Once arrival at Ghorepani Village, you will enjoy the panoramic view on Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhare and Lamjung among others.
DAY 5 – Morning hike up to Poonhill (3,210meters)
Trek to Tadapani (2,520 meters) / 8 hours
Early in the morning we will hike up to Poonhill. A famous spot for its magnificent views of the great Himalayan range including Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and others. It says that is one of the most beautiful viewpoints of Nepal. After enjoyed the sunrise on the mountains, we will return to Ghorepani for a breakfast, and continue our trek to Tadapani.
DAY 6 – Trek to Chhomrong (2,170meters) / 5 hours
After this day we will be at the other side of ModiKhola that is the main stream of the valley (left side of it) The trail is going down to the river and a gentle ascent to reach Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massive and the last permanent village.
DAY 7 – Trek to Dovan (2,630meters) / 5 hours
Today we will descend to the bottom of the valley on stone stairs, pass a suspension bridge over ChhomrongKhola and we will climb to Sinuwa village (2340m). Afterward, it is a cool walk through the rhododendron and bamboo forest to Doban.
DAY 8 – Trek to toMachhapuchre Base Camp (3,820meters) / 6 hours
We will be on a flat and narrow trail among the forest, which will bring us to Deurali. The vegetation is sparse, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below, and the sheer rock-face cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls. The gate of the Base Camp indicates that we reach Machhapuchre. The views from here are superb and the panorama includes Huinchuli, Annapurna I and III, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhare
DAY 9 – Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130meters) / 2 hours
It will be the last two hours of our ascent to Annapurna Base Camp. After an up steeply trail, we will get the entrance of the hilltop natural amphitheatre with a 360° view on the 13 summits (6 of them are the highestpeaks on the world) that Annapurna range provides. An open-air natural show offered by the Himalaya. You will have all day long to enjoy the view and explore the area.
DAY 10 – Trek to Dovan (2,630 meters) / 5 hours
We will wake up early to watch the sunrise on the Annapurna range. Afterward we will start the return way and go back to Dovan.
DAY 11 – Trek to toJhinuDanda (1,750 meters) / 5 hours
We keep retracing the trail but we will always have the company of the extraordinary landscape to cheer us up. Moreover, a relaxing activity is waiting for us near to JhinuDanda. You will have the opportunity to have a bath in the natural hot springs, which is just a 15-20 minute downhill walk. You will appreciate this moment of softness
DAY 12 – Trek to Nayapul / 6 hours
Drive back to Pokhara / 1 hours
Today it will be our last trekking day. On our way to NayaPul, we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. Once arrival in Nayapul, a driver will transfer you to your hotel in Pokhara.
DAY 13 – Drive to Kathmandu (5 – 6 hours bus)
As on the first way you could enjoy the beauty of the countryside, green hills and thundering rivers. The bus will drop you to your hotel. It will be a free time if you want to visit the surrounding area.
DAY 14 – Fly back home
We will transfer you to the airport and hoping you spent a beautiful time with Asian Journey in the Himalaya.
Kathmandu to Kathmandu