Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights   |   Based on 1 Review
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Meals: BLD (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Stunning view of the gorgeous Himalayan ranges
  • Diverse flora and fauna of Annapurna Sanctuary
  • Exploration of Hinku Cave, an important stopover before the development of teahouses en route
  • Machhapuchhre Base Camp for mesmerizing view of Annapurna region
  • Sunrise view of Annapurna region from Annapurna Base Camp
  • Dense rhododendron, bamboo and oak forests
  • Gurung Museum of Ghandruk village for their culture, tradition, lifestyle and cultural dresses

Do you want to grab an exclusive opportunity to view the gorgeous Himalayan range close up without much hard trekking? Are you planning to take a worthwhile break from your usual day-to-day chores and relish natural and cultural attractions? If so, get ready for the journey of a lifetime, for an unforgettable trek to Annapurna Base Camp. Leave all the arrangements and paperwork to the experts of Orbit Alpine Adventures and join for Annapurna Base Camp trek.

Annapurna Base Camp hiking is a perfect combination of landscape variation and the close up view of the peaks over 7,000m. You follow the trail that goes past terraced paddy fields, dense rhododendron forests rewarding with the stunning view of the Annapurna range. You can taste from the typical Nepali food “Daal Bhaat” (lentil + rice) to pizza and chaumein in the hotels you accommodate. You can be always connected with the world even during the trekking in Annapurna region by utilizing free Wi-Fi.

Trek to the Annapurna Base Camp begins from Nayapul, which is a highly frequented gateway to Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). From Nayapul, we head towards Ghorepani, have a fascinating short hike to Poon Hill (one of the best Himalayan viewpoints). Then, you proceed towards deep gorge between Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli peaks, emerging on the other side into the narrow valley of Modi Khola. Finally, you reach Annapurna Sanctuary — the oval plateau situated over 4000m from sea level and 40kms immediately north of Pokhara Valley.

Annapurna Sanctuary trek itinerary ranges from 7 to 13 days based on the trail and duration of the trekking per day. The sunrise view of Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993m) and Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441m) are superb from ABC. Many popular short treks that are suitable for family treks including children and senior citizens are included within this trek. Ghorepani Poon Hill trek (also Annapurna Sunrise View Trek) is the best sunrise view trek in the world.

You can even do this trek independently, however, the route between Himalayan Hotel and Machhapuchhre Base Camp is avalanche-prone. Therefore, we highly recommend you to hire a professional trekking guide who keeps records of the latest updates regarding the trekking trail. This trekking can be made throughout the year; however, winter may not be quite appropriate due to the snow. To have a 360-degree panoramic view of the snowy peaks of Annapurna range, trekking Annapurna Base Camp in autumn is the best. The best season to trek Annapurna Base Camp for witnessing the colourful blossom of rhododendron decorating the entire forests is spring.

In less than 2 weeks, we can give you an enriching and overwhelming introduction to the abundance of flora and fauna of Nepal. Besides, the authentic rustic lifestyle and tantalizing natural beauty perfected by the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Machhapuchhre are truly rewarding. We are ever ready to welcome you aboard for a perfectly organized, safe and enjoyable trek to Annapurna Base Camp.

FAQs:

1. Where is Annapurna Base Camp?

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) is located in Gandaki Province of Nepal towards the northwestern part in the Great Himalayan Range. Situated at the elevation of 4,130m, it is a popular trekking in Nepal for its natural richness and cultural varieties. Annapurna Base Camp is around 168 kilometres far from Kathmandu and nearly 37 kilometres from the lake city Pokhara. To enjoy this popular trekking destination of Nepal, Orbit Alpine Adventure has designed the itinerary from 7 days to 13 days. For more details, you can contact us either via email, WhatsApp, phone calls or online booking facilities.

2. What is the cost of ABC trek?

The cost of ABC trek is affordable that depends upon the trekking itinerary, trekking hours per day and the facilities you desire. We have designed ABC trekking packages at the most reasonable cost to help you choose the right one. ABC trekking cost from Pokhara is comparatively lower than from Kathmandu as the distance is different. For more details about the cost of Annapurna Base Camp, contact: www.orbitalpineadventure.com.

3. Is ABC trek difficult?

No, ABC trek is not much difficult. Talking about Annapurna Base Camp trekking difficulty, it is a moderate type of trekking through the Nepalese Himalayas. This is why, about two third of the tourists coming to Nepal visit Annapurna Base Camp. The highest elevation you have to reach is the base camp itself at the height 4,130m. Although there is little possibility of altitude sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), our trekking guide helps you reach there safely. The slow but steady pace during the trekking protects you from such altitude sickness.

4. How safe is ABC trek?

ABC trek is comparatively safe because of the low altitude and safe trekking trail. Only the section between Himalaya Hotel and Machhapuchhre Base Camp is a bit challenging as it is avalanche-prone area. To avoid any mishap, we highly recommend you to hire a professional trekking guide who can keep records of any unfavourable circumstances.

5. Can I drive to Annapurna Base Camp?

No, you can’t reach Annapurna Base Camp by driving as there is no road access to this tourist destination. You can drive up to some of the sections close to Pokhara and rest of the trail is covered with on foot.

Day to Day Itinerary

OPEN ALL DAYS Outline Itinerary

On the arrival day, the representative receives you at the Kathmandu International Airport and takes you to the hotel. After becoming fresh, you can take a short visit around the touristic centre, Thamel that is full of international tourists. Enjoy the hustling and bustling of the tourists preparing for the journey to the Himalayas or back to their home country. In the evening, our agency invites you to welcome dinner at a cultural hotel or restaurant as a part of hospitality.

  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft

Today, the tour guide of Orbit Alpine Adventure guides you through the UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Kathmandu. You can visit ancient palaces and religious shrines to get knowledge about their historical importance, architectural design and religious values. You visit Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa during the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. In the evening, the trekking guide gives you all the information about Annapurna Base Camp trek 15 days itinerary. 

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Kkathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft

As soon as you take breakfast at the hotel, you begin your journey in a tourist bus or private jeep towards Pokhara. During the roadway trip to Pokhara, you enjoy the wonderful landscapes, mountain glimpse of Manaslu region and trade centres. You follow the Prithvi Highway, the oldest highway of Nepal through the banks of the Trishuli and the Marsyangdi Rivers. You drive past Malekhu, Motel du Mugling, Dumre, near famous touristic site, Bandipur, Siddha Cave of Bimal Nagar and Damauli. After reaching Pokhara, you can go on a sightseeing tour in Pokhara to explore the beautiful natural and manmade sites. You can try boating in the Phewa Lake or visit Bindhyabasini Temple or Lake Side and so on. Overnight stay at a hotel in the lake city Pokhara by enjoying the food items of your choice.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 910m/2,986ft
  • Time: 7 Hours

After taking your breakfast, you begin the journey in a private jeep up to Nayapul, the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp trek. From Nayapul, you follow the path along the banks of the Modi Khola to reach Birethanti, a village having shops, lodges and teahouses. Moving ahead, you find the Bhurungi Khola and following the banks of this stream, you ascend to Hile Village. Enjoying the mountain view and wonderful landscapes, you climb the path having stone staircases and reach Tikhedhunga for the night stay.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Tikhedhunga
  • Altitude: 1,540m/5,053ft
  • Time: 5 Hours

Today, you begin the journey to Ghorepani which is a Gurung ethnic village standing on top of a foot hill. First of all, you follow the trail that gently ascends along the stone-paved staircases comprising 3,300 steps to Ulleri. Ulleri is a Magar ethnic village with stone-roofed houses and maintaining the best example of sanitary of the surrounding. This village is famous for the amazingly best view of Hiunchuli and Annapurna South. Penetrating further through the rhododendron and oak forests, you reach Banthanti and Nangethati villages. ‘Thanti’ is a Nepali word meaning ‘rest point or inn for the trekkers’ to reenergize their travel uphill and downhill. After ascending for a few hours, you reach Ghorepani, the best vantage point for the stunning outlook of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges. Overnight rest at a home stay by relishing the organic food prepared by the local people.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Altitude: 2,875m/9,432ft
  • Time: 5 Hours

Rising early in the morning as soon as possible, you start the hike to Poon Hill, the best sunrise viewpoint. Ghorepani Poon Hill trek (Annapurna Sunrise View Trek as well) is famous for the amazing sunrise view from the altitude of 3,210m. Poon Hill shows you the Himalayan panorama of the Annapurna Massif, Lamjung Himal and Mt. Machhapuchhre at the extreme beauty. Enjoying the invaluable mountain vistas, you start retreat journey to Ghorepani where you take breakfast at the hotel. Afterwards, you begin the trekking to Tadapani, yet another cultural village in Annapurna region for the night stay. Following the route along the cliffs, you walk past pine and rhododendron forests to reach Deurali, another stopover of the trek. You spend the night at a guesthouse by enjoying the sunset view of the alluring landscapes and Himalayan view. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Tadapani
  • Altitude: 2,610m
  • Time: 7 Hours

You have your breakfast enjoying the glittering view of Mt. Machhapuchre in the early sunshine before beginning the journey. After moving ahead for a while, you find at a junction to Ghandruk and Chhomrong village; follow the trail to Chhomrong. You will descend through dense forests, terraced farmlands and cross the bridge of the Kimrung Khola into the Upper Modi Khola Valley. Then, you go past Taulung village to reach Chhomrong Village which is one of the largest Gurung villages in Annapurna region. Following the trail made of stone staircases, you descend to the bridge over the Chhomrong Khola and reach Sinuwa. You stay at a comfortable guesthouse serving delicious food at the best hospitality and cosy beds offering the magnificent mountain sight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Sinuwa
  • Altitude: 2,360m/7,743ft
  • Time: 7 Hours

After breakfast in Sinuwa, you move forward through the dense forests of bamboo, oak and rhododendron trees to reach Kullighar. ‘Kullighar’ is a Nepali term which means ‘the house for criminals’ or ‘a prison’ after crossing this, you reach Bamboo. Bamboo is another famous night station area which is named due to the presence of thick bamboo forests plus other flowers and ferns. Moving ahead along the banks of the Modi River, you walk past the lush forests that almost ends at Hinku Cave. Hinku Cave used to be the most reliable stopover for the ABC trekkers before the development of teahouses en route. By crossing the trail that shows you either snow-covered area or burnt out grassy lands, you reach Deurali for the night accommodation. You can find a few quality guesthouses to take a complete rest by tasting the delicious spicy food there.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Deurali
  • Altitude: 3,170m/10,400ft
  • Time: 6 Hours

Today’s destination is Annapurna Base Camp, the prime location of the entire Annapurna region trekking. You start the journey as soon as taking breakfast to cross the avalanche-prone area before reaching Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC). Moving ahead, you can have the glimpse of the amazing mountain peaks and the debris of the Annapurna South glacier. Following the trail that leads into Annapurna Sanctuary, you reach MBC which is the vantage point for the classic mountain view.

After enjoying the mesmerizing outlook of the silvery sight of Annapurna region, you start the trip ahead along the sanctuary. From Annapurna Base Camp, you can have a 360-degree panoramic view of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna I, III and other peaks. Other peaks seen from the ABC are Gangapurna, Singu Chuli, Kangsar Kang and Hiunchuli for your lifelong memories. Overnight stay at a lodge in ABC.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Annapurna Base Camp
  • Altitude: 4,130m/13,550ft
  • Time: 7 Hours

In order to have the sunrise view from Annapurna Base Camp, you should get up early in the morning. After a short walk, you reach the Annapurna View Point to relish the breathtaking sight of the mountains of Annapurna region. The first sunrays striking the snow-capped peaks and gradually moving downwards by unveiling the curtain is really majestic! After fulfilling the Annapurna dream, you descend towards Bamboo by leaving the Machhapuchhre Valley behind. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Bamboo
  • Altitude: 2,050m/6,726ft
  • Time: 6 Hours

After having breakfast, you begin the journey towards Jhinu Danda all the way walking past Sinuwa, Tilche, Chhomrong and Taulung villages. You can once more enjoy the green surrounding, mountain peaks and lush valleys with ethnic villages during the descent. Gradually descending along the sloppy trail, you reach Jhinu Danda for the night station. After reaching Jhinu Danda, you keep your things at the hotel and go for taking a bath at a natural hot spring. Taking a bath at the hot water spring heals any kind of skin diseases and gives the complete rest. Overnight stay at a local teahouse by enjoying the delicious food items prepared by the local people.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Jhinu Danda
  • Altitude: 1,780m/5,840ft
  • Time: 5 Hours

Today, you will reach Ghandruk, a beautiful Gurung community village for the night station. Following the trail that passes through a small bamboo forest and terraced farmlands with seasonal crops, you move further. After you reach Ghandruk, you can take a stroll around the village which is one of major Gurung villages in this region. You can visit Gurung Museum which gives you the overall information about their culture, tradition, lifestyle and cultural attire. You can interact with the local people in order to know more about their origin, history and interesting anecdotes related with them. As home stay facility of Ghandruk is one of the most recognized in Nepal, you can enjoy this service tonight. The host prepares the organic dishes of your choice and appetite!

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Ghandruk
  • Altitude: 1,950m/6,398ft
  • Time: 4 Hours

 After having breakfast, the people of Ghandruk farewell you according to their culture and hospitality. Then, you follow the trail that descends along the villages to reach Syaulibazaar along the Modi River banks. Enjoy the eye-catching view of Mt. Machhapuchhre and lovely ethnic villages while moving ahead. From Nayapul, you catch a private jeep to drive to Pokhara which takes around three hours.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Pokhara
  • Time: 6 Hours

You are almost done with the trekking to Annapurna Sanctuary that is among the best trekking destinations in the world. Today, after taking breakfast, you start the return journey to Kathmandu by enjoying the scenery of the landscapes and peaks of Annapurna region. Relishing the scenery and trade centres located en route Pokhara Kathmandu once more, you arrive Kathmandu after 7 hours. The trekking guide transfers you to the hotel where you can become fresh and take a complete rest. Or you can even celebrate the day to mark the successful completion of the popular Annapurna Base Camp trek. You might also go for shopping to take something from Nepal as gifts for your people in the home country.

  • Meals: Farewell dinner
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Time: 7 Hours

Today is the final day of Annapurna Sanctuary trek 15 days itinerary that you enjoyed with Orbit Alpine Adventure. We hope you had a thrilling lifelong experience during the trekking in Nepal. The representative of the agency takes you to the Kathmandu International Airport as per your flight schedule. We wish you a happy and safe journey back to your motherland. See you next time!

  • Meals: Breakfast

Cost Details

  • Airport pick up on your arrival and drop at the end of your trip free of cost
  •  Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
  •  All needed ground transportation by tourist bus, Public vehicles or flight (on your request)
  •  Trekking maps and complete free trekking information before going to trek.
  •  Welcome and farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant at the beginning and end of treks and tour in Kathmandu     
  •  Accommodation in tea-house/lodge during the trek
  •  3 star hotel or similar in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per itinerary
  •  An experience English speaking licensed holder trekking guide
  •  Strong potter for carrying your luggage (1 potter for 2 person)
  •  First aid kit box (carried by your trekking guide or leader)
  •  Salary, insurance, food, accommodation for guide and potters
  •  Down jacket, sleeping bag, trekking poles and if needed more trekking gears here is available on hair
  •  All local tax and paper work will done by Orbit Alpine Adventure
  •  Your international flight ticket to Nepal and return back
  •  Nepal entry visa
  •  All kind of drinks (Tea, coffee, hot water, bottle water), bar bills (alcoholic beverage) and desert
  •  Hot shower. WIFI, all kind of battery charges in trekking region.
  •  Tips to guides, potters and drivers
  •  All kind of personal shopping
  •  Extra night accommodation and meals because of early arrival, late departure and early return from trekking (due to any reason than the   scheduled itinerary) in    Kathmandu and Pokhara
  •  Your travel insurance (it is compulsory to take and adventure trip) for emergency evacuation and hospital 

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