Annapurna Base Camp - 11 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an amazing walk through the high hills of the Western Himalayas including a panorama of the Annapurna Region. Trek to the base of the 8091meters high Annapurna I. Further enjoy the views of Pokhara beside the image of the Macchapuchhre peak in the Phewa Lake.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers its visitors with a long hauled break that they needed. Also, experience a unique way of life and the culture of the Gurung people. Don’t forget the folk charms of the region.

Trip Highlights

  • Lake City of Pokhara
  • Poonhill sunrise views
  • Annapurna Base Camp
  • Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri alongside other peaks of the Annapurna Range

Trip Overview

“One of the most popular trekking packages on the face of the earth”

Annapurna Base Camp Trek, also known to the world as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, is a short and rewarding trek to the western Himalayas of Nepal. Get closer to the Tibetan influenced lifestyle, culture and tradition of the Gurung People living in western Nepal. The trip stays as one of the best trekking destinations of Nepal.

All of the trips to Nepal has a lot of climbs up and down the ridges. Hike through the rhododendron forest, smelling and looking at the flower as they are the national flower of Nepal. Our trek officially starts with a drive from the city of temples to the lake city of Pokhara. You can spend your free time strolling around the Phewa Lake. From there, we will drive to Nayapul on the Pokhara-Baglung Highway. Then, from that moment on, our real trekking time begins. We will hike to and fro the valleys. Also, come across some 3000-footsteps to get to the village of Ulleri. Experience the Machhapuchhre Base Camp and the Annapurna Base Camp after a hike to Dovan. Enjoy the scenic view of the Annapurna Massif from the village of Ghandruk to end our journey. We will also be able to get the view of the deepest gorge of Nepal, the Kali Gandaki Gorge.

Join us in this 11 days hiking expedition to explore the beauty of Nepal through the western Himalayas. For a comfortable trekking experience in the Annapurna Region, you will need a decent fitness level with the energy to walk for 5-6 hours daily. Contact us in case of professional expertise and a tailored trip.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Pokhara (827m)

Day 02: Pokhara to Tikhe Dhunga (1480m)

Day 03: Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2874m)

Day 04: Ghorepani to Poonhill (3210m) to Tadapani (2630m)

Day 05: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m)

Day 06: Chhomrong to Dovan

Day 07: Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base camp (4130m)

Day 08: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo

Day 09: Bamboo to Chhomrong (2170m)

Day 10: Chhomrong to Ghandruk

Day 11: Ghandruk to Pokhara (827m)

Day 1
Drive to Pokhara (827m)

With preparation of bags the previous day, we will start our drive to the lake city of Pokhara. Follow the Trishuli River along the Prithvi Highway to get to the city of Pokhara. Enjoy the rest of the day wandering around the city. You can also boat in the freshwater Phewa Lake in your off time.

Day 2
Pokhara to Tikhe Dhunga (1480m)

Start with a short drive to the Nayapul. We will hand over our bags to our porters and then from there, walk along the Bhurungdi Khola to arrive at the village of Birenthanti. Then, a long climb along the rocky road will take us to the village of Hile. Finally, an easy walk along the terraced fields will take us to the village of Tikhe Dhunga.

Day 3
Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2874m)

Cross several suspension bridges to climb up a large pile of stone steps to get to the Magar Village of Ulleri. From there, we will ascend in a narrow path to arrive first at the lower half of the Ghorepani Village. A half an hour walk from there will take us to the upper part of Ghorepani. Along the way, we will be able to take a peek at the Fish-Tail (Machhapuchhre) Mountain.

Day 4
Ghorepani to Poonhill (3210m) to Tadapani (2630m)

Get up early in the morning to climb what is known to be the famous viewpoint of the Annapurna Region. The sunrise view over the Annapurna peaks and the Himchuli will be breathtaking from the Poonhill. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Annapurna I (8019m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), and Manaslu (8156m). From this point, the deepest gorge of Nepal, the Kali Gandaki Gorge is also visible. Descend back to Ghorepani for breakfast and then hike all uphill to get to the village of Tadapani to end our day.

Day 5
Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m)

After filling ourselves with fodder, we start our walk to reach the village of Chhomrong. Climb downhill along the steep stone steps through a forest of pine to arrive at the Chhomrong Village. Enjoy the views of the Annapurna South, Himchuli and the Machhapuchhre from this village.

Day 6
Chhomrong to Dovan

Wake up to the beautiful sunrise over the snow-capped peaks. Have a hearty breakfast and then, descend all the way to the Chhomrong Khola. Cross a suspension bridge to further walk flat until the Sinuwa Village. A hike uphill from Sinuwa will take us to the village of Bamboo. An easy hike from there will take us to the village of Dovan. Along the way, we will come across a huge forest of bamboo and also be able to see the high peaks of the Annapurna Massif.

Day 7
Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base camp (4130m)

From Dovan, it is an easy walk to the village of Deurali. Ascend all the way up in a difficult path to get to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Then, walk along the glacial path to finally get to the foot of the tenth highest mountain in the world. We will arrive at the Annapurna Base Camp and then start exploring the camp. During the trek, we will get to experience the Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I and II and the Gangapurna peaks. Today, we will prepare a tented accommodation as our resting place.

Day 8
Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo

Enjoy the views for a few hours and then drop down back to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. From there, we will follow the same path to first get to the village of Deurali and then to Dovan. An easy walk from Dovan, will take us to the village of Bamboo. We will enjoy the Gangapurna, Himchuli, Annapurna and the Machhapuchhre peaks along the way.

Day 9
Bamboo to Chhomrong (2170m)

After breakfast, our trekking day comes to a start. From Bamboo, we will hike downhill to arrive at the village of Sinuwa. Cross a suspension bridge over the Chhomrong Khola and then hike up until we get to the village of Chhomrong. The village boasts the views of the Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, and the Himchuli.

Day 10
Chhomrong to Ghandruk

Follow a descending path to first get to the village of Taglung. From there, an easy descent through the forest will take us to the village of Kummu. From there, it is just a flat walk to the village of Ghandruk. This village offers one of the picturesque views of the Annapurna peaks and also makes us par with the Tibetan influenced Magar lifestyle.

Day 11
Ghandruk to Pokhara (827m)

Wake up to one of the most scenic sunrise you have ever seen in your lifetime! Enjoy your morning meal with panoramic views of the snow-capped Annapurna Peaks in the backdrop. Hike downhill from the village of Syauli Bazaar to make it to the point where it all started, the Nayapul. From Nayapul, a short drive will take us to the scenic city of Pokhara, where our trek comes to a stop.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Trip Facts

  • AD-01
  • Nepal
  • Pokhara
  • Pokhara
  • 4,130m/13,550ft
  • 1-12
  • March to June, September to December