Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The country is, indeed a promised land, and the some main Treks described in this website provide many opportunities to capture that vision in all its glory. Each has its own special appeal and its own rewards. On the way to Annapurna Base Camp trek You will enjoy every single minute of these magnificent vistas which also include gorgeous forests of red and pink rhododendron and lush bamboo groves.
Annapurna base camp trek via poon hill gives you chance to see other famous mountains such as Dhaulagiri (8167m.) which is the 7th highest mountain in the world and Mt. Fishtail (6997m) from the very popular viewpoint, Poon Hill. When you reach Base Camp you will feel like you are in heaven surrounded by the inspiring panorama of sparkling snow covered mountains. We can assure you that each and every moment you spend with us will be a memorable one. Join us for your once in a lifetime trekking to Annapurna base camp(ABC), enjoying spectacular views of the Annapurna range with Mountain World Treks and our experienced team.
- Wallking through the forest and villages
- panoramic view from Poonhill
- Short hike around the Annapurna Glacier
- Annapurna Base Camp itself
- Beautiful 13 days trip in total
- 4 nights accommodation In the cities
- 8 nights accommodation on tea house
- Highest elevation 4130m.
At a glance
Diffculties and Safety
Trekking to Annapurna base camp is not an easy thing with lots of uphill and downhill. Average fitness is required not to be in the pain make sure you have enough walking experience to enjoy the trek. Most of the days include 4-7 hours walking. Altitude can be the problem too so drinking lots of fluids and going slowly is important to avoid altitude sickness. Your safety is of our major concern. Your Trekking guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. The Guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Itinerary Details ( Click on the days to see the extended form. )
Company representative will pick up you from the airport and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free time to explore Thamel. (Overnight at hotel)
After breakfast we start our journey to Pokhara (your guide will be with for your whole trip). You can enjoy the scenery while driving on road following the Trisuli River where you might see people doing rafting. After around 6-7 hours (200km) drive you will reach beautiful and peaceful town Pokhara. Or you may take a 30 min flight to Pokhara enjoying the non-stop mountain scenery and valleys. A city with a large lake that offers us the magnificent views of various mountains. Dhaulagiri, the whole Annapurna range, Machhapuchre (Fishtail) amongst others. You will get another chance to do some last minute shopping for the trek and explore around the lake and town. (Overnight at hotel on BB basis)
After breakfast, we drive for 1.5 hours to reach the trekking starting point (Nayapul). Your 1st day of the adventure is begin from here. Mostly we walk along the new trail(dirt motor road) and through the local villages with rice fields along the small river side. while trekking you will get to know the life style of locals too. For the last hour we walk on the old trekking trail along stones steps and reach the Tikhedgunga. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
We begin our journey after breakfast, continuing along stone steps we climb up to Ulleri. This is the toughest part of the day. It takes around 2 hours to climb up 500m. We continue to walk another hour through the mountain village and stop for lunch. After lunch we enter the rhododendron forest all the way up to Ghorpani which is about 3 hours walking. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210m) to see panoramic views with a multi colored sunrise on the snowy white mountain combining to amaze your senses. You can see more than 10 huge snow capped mountains from Poon Hill including the 7th highest mountain in the world, Dhaulagiri, and 10th highest mountain Annapurna 1st. Then it’s back to the tea house for breakfast. After this we trek to Tadapani through dense forest; we get chance to see monkeys, birds and other animals. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Dropping down from Tadapani Gurjung the route offers good views of the upper Modi valley. The path then starts the long ascent high above the west bank of the Modi Khola. We pass the village of Chhomrong which lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli. From Chhomrong the trail descends until Chhomrong Khola then trail begins a slow climb as we head up to our destination for the day – Sinuwa. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
There is a clearing in the forest a little further on, from there the route goes very steeply down a bank of rock and then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. We pass by the pasture of Tomo, and then the very neck of the gorge at pantheon Barah, where there is a small trail and a shrine. Continue track climbs to Himalaya hotel and another 1.5 hours reach Deurali at the campsite where you will overnight. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Trek along the Modi river side , less vegetation, less O2, beautiful valley and mountain views will be tough and wonderful day. After you reach the Machhapuchhare Base Camp enjoy the hot drinks and hot food , get more energy to climbmg another approximately 2 hours to the Annapurna Base Camp. This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountains. Now your dreams become true and you are at Annapurna Base camp, which offers spectacular views (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Get up in the early morning and savor the magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas from ABC. After taking breakfast, we start descending from ABC to Bamboo back through MBC, Deurali, Dovan and finally reach Bamboo. Heading back down to the valley is much easier than climbing up. You will see the waterfalls that drop down from a high point to the rocks below. We pass through the forests with great views of Fishtail and Hiunchuli mountains. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
From Bamboo we make a steep ascent to the Kuldi Ghar and then to Sinuwa following the stone steps that leads to Lower Chhomrong. Then we ascend on the thousand stony steps taking us to Upper Chhomrong. From Chhomrong we descend to Jhinu Danda. We today get opportunity to enjoy hot springs lying just a 20-min walk from Jhinu Danda. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Trek from Jhinu Danda to New bridge and then to Kyumi village. After lunch, we trek to Syauli bazaar and then down to Birethanti. After about an hour trek from Birethanti, and we arrive at Naya Pul. The trek ends at Naya Pul.
You will be picked you up at Nayapul and approx one hour drive takes you to Pokhara. We check in to our hotel late afternoon. Rest of the day free to wonder around. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara BL plan.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. You can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping or if you prefer you may celebrate dinner together with our trekking guide. Overnight at the hotel BB plan.
We will Transfer you to International airport for final departure to your on wards destination.
- Airport picks up and drops off
- An English speaking guide and porters
- Ground transportation
- All Accommodation include breakfast
- 3 main course meals a day while trekking
- Trekking permit and TIMS
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government taxes and Tourist attraction fees
- Mountain World Treks t-shirt and trekking map
What's not included
- Flights To/From Nepal
- Tourist Visa
- Travel insurance
- Meals while not on the trek
- Personal expenses such as snacks, gear, drinks, Hot shower, wifi, laundry, phone calls, etc.
- Any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances
- Tips to trekking staffs.
This trip can be possible to customize as you want and you may extension your Nepal trip as well. Here are the few options what you may do.
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Accommodation & Food details
We will provide tourist standard accommodations in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and this is possible to upgrade in your choice. All the accommodation in the cities and trekking will provided on twin sharing basis. Most lodges now have twin bedded rooms but you should still be prepared to sleep in multi-bedded rooms on the occasional night. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost extra. During ABC Trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the tea-houses or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. 3 main course meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available while in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Best Time To Visit
Autumn (Sept to Nov) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) could also be an another great option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.
You are advised to consider the following equipment as essentials while packing. Please use this link as a guideline. Adjustments to the list can be managed according to our requirements, interests, duration of trip, and season of trip. We can find variety of these gears to hire or buy in Kathmandu. Majority of the gears which are in sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) and can find very high quality branded gears too in some famous stores in Kathmandu.