Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC) is one of the most searched trekking destinations around the Globe. It is one of the most attractive trekking destinations that can be completed in a short period of time. The trail to Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts from Pokhara which is accessible either by roadways or by flight hence, it is more convenient for the trekkers to access the trekking point. The trails are well developed and provide a chance to witness wide varieties of flora and fauna as well as witness the rich culture of the local people living in the region. The trekking trail comes under the protective zone under the Annapurna Conservation Area Project.
The trail to Annapurna Base Camp trek offers stunning view of Annapurna range including Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), and Annapurna South (7219m) along with Machhapuchhre (6993m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Nilgiri (7041m), Lamjung Himal (6986m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), and Tilicho Peak (7134m). Annapurna Base Camp trek also features the trek to the base camp of Machhapuchhre (6993m) which is one of the main highlights of the trek.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is best for the new hikers as well as for experienced trekkers. People with normal health and physical fitness are eligible to do the trek. The itinerary involves trekking for about 4-7 hours a day for an average hiker. We definitely encourage some sort of exercise before attempting the actual climbing. The itineraries are designed after the consultation with the expert guides. Hence, it is prepared in such a way that it allows proper acclimatization as well as adequate time to enjoy the surrounding environment.
Although trekking to Annapurna Base Camp can be attempted throughout the year as per the convenient time frame of the trekkers, there are two main seasons for trekking in Nepal. It is much recommended to trek to Annapurna Base Camp either during the spring season i.e. from March to May or during the autumn season i.e. from Mid-September to November.
Expedition Himalaya offers you a 14 days standard itinerary to Annapurna Base Camp. We shall be providing you with a highly experienced trekking guide to assist you whilst on the trek. The package includes accommodation at the locally available tea houses operated by the local entrepreneurs with all meals included whilst on the trek and bed and breakfast at the main cities. We shall also provide transportation as stated in the itinerary. The itinerary offered is just a standard one that can be customized upon the interest of the clients. We shall be at your service whenever required and try to assist you in any possible way.
Besides our standard Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we also offer trekking to various other places in the region such as Annapurna Circuit Trek, Ghorepani and Poonhill Trek, Tilicho Lake Trek, etc
Pick up at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Early in the morning, we visit the Buddhist pilgrimage site of Swayambhunath from where you can have a panoramic view of Kathmandu Valley. Later, we discuss the trek and acquire all the permits required for the trek. If there is enough time, we will also visit Kathmandu Durbar Square which features ancient art, architecture, and culture of Nepal. Overnight in Kathmandu.
We take a 25-minute scenic flight over the mountains from Kathmandu to Pokhara. After landing in Pokhara, we drive for an hour and reach Phedi. We then trek through lush forests of rhododendron and juniper to reach the beautiful Gurung village of Dhampus. Dhampus hosts an alluring view of Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre (6993m), and the other Himalayas. From Dhampus, we trek for a couple of hours to reach Tolka. Overnight at a lodge in Tolka.
Ascending on steep trails, we pass few dense forests and enter small village of Deurali. From Deurali, we descend to Bheri Kharka and continue our downhill trek till we reach Landruk. We then trek along Modi Khola and pass a couple of small, beautiful villages on our way to Chhomrong. Overnight at a lodge in Chhomrong.
We descend on a stone staircase and cross a suspension bridge over Chhomrong Khola to enter a dense rhododendron forest. Trekking through the forests, we climb rocky ridges and reach Sinuwa. We then trek through bamboo, oak, and rhododendron forests and pass Kuldi. Further descending on the steep stone staircase, we reach Bamboo. Overnight at a lodge in Bamboo.
Trekking through bamboo, oak, and rhododendron forests, we cross a couple of wooden bridges over small water streams to reach Dovan. From Dovan, we pass muddy trails that lead us to the waterfall near Himalaya Hotel. We can make a short visit to Hinku Cave before spending over overnight at Himalaya Hotel.
Today, we trek through rocky trails that lead us to Bagar. The trails are steep, so we need to walk with caution. From Bagar, we ascend gently to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. After 5 hours of trek, we reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp which hosts the stunning view of Machhapuchhre (6993m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna I (8091m) Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7454m), and the other Himalayas. Overnight at Machhapuchhre Base Camp.
Trekking through lateral moraines, we walk on steep and slippery trails that lead us to Annapurna Base Camp. After 3 hours of trek alongside South Annapurna Glacier, we reach the base camp of Annapurna South (7219m). At the base camp, we can relish a jaw-dropping view of the Himalayas featuring gigantic Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre (6993m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Gangapurna (7454m), and other beautiful snow-capped mountains. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
Using the same route we ascended to the base camp, we descend alongside Modi Khola to reach Deurali. We then pass Bagar after trekking through lush forests of rhododendron. After 5 hours of trek, we reach Himalaya Hotel. We can make a short visit to Pujinim Barah Temple in the evening. Overnight at Himalaya Hotel.
Descending to Bamboo, we trek along Modi Khola and pass dense forests of bamboo, oak, and rhododendron. From Bamboo, we trek steep uphill till we reach Kuldi Ghar. We then trek on flat rocky ridges and pass Sinuwa till we reach Chhomrong. Overnight at a lodge in Chhomrong.
Trekking through lush rhododendron forests, we descend along Kimrong Khola on a steep downhill trail. We pass small Himalayan villages on our way to the picturesque Gurung village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk is famous for its Gurung Culture Museum and the mouthwatering view of Machhapuchhre (6993m) and Annapurna South (7219m), which seem to be just a foot away from us. Overnight at a lodge in Ghandruk.
We trek through beautiful forests of rhododendron enjoying the magnificent view of the Himalayas behind us. Trekking down rocky trails, we pass Kimche and Seuli Bazaar before we trek along Modi Khola to reach Birethanti. We then trek for about half an hour on stone steps and reach Naya Pul. We pack our trekking gears and drive off to Pokhara in a jeep. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.
Leaving Pokhara, we take an early morning flight to the capital. Feel free to explore the vibrant markets of Kathmandu and taste the local delicacies. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
We bid you farewell and drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back home.