Trip Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is popular among the trekkers worldwide, it is well known for its beauty. Undoubtedly, Mt Annapurna is one of the most beautiful mountain peaks in the world. Annapurna Base Camp height is of  4130m.

Nepal is widely popular for its adventurous trekking trails. The majority of people come to Nepal to trek. It is an amazing that every season witnesses a storming number of trekkers. And, this multiple every year. The advancing facilities and the growing population in these regions are a living proof of the popularity.

The main highlight of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is not only the view of the majestic mountain range. At first, You get through the diverse landscape exploring the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of different types of local ethnic people in the region. Furthermore, You will also visit new settlements and landmarks. In addition we can enjoy Nepali Traditional Meal (Thakali Khana) during your trek.

Eventually, this 12-day trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp is a combination of two different trekking trails fused as one. The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek and the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The time of the travelers determined the Annapurna Base Camp Trek route.

Itinerary

As you arrive at the international airport in Kathmandu, our office staff will receive you and take you to your hotel. After getting refreshed, if you still have some more time at your disposal, consider a half-day sightseeing of Kathmandu. The culturally rich city will leave you completely mesmerized.

It takes about 7 hours to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu. In the long drive, you will see for yourself the hilly terrain of Nepal, its diversity and the people living here.

A short drive from Pokhara takes you Nayapul. Our trek starts here. We reach Tikhedhunga today. The time is about 4 hours, but you spend a lot of energy in climbing more than 500 meters. On the way we meet a charming village called Birethanti, bamboo forests and a big waterfall. The trail to Tikhedhunga from Birethanti is steeper than the initial portion.

Another day of epic ascent that requires you to keep going up and up for more than 1300 meters in a single day. Almost the entire climb takes place on stone staircase that the trail is made up of. However the uphill walk does not start right away after leaving Tikhedhunga. We have to go down to the Bhurungdi Khola, cross it, and start the relentless upwards walk until Ulleri, a small Magar village. From here we can have good views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli peaks. Onwards from here, the trail becomes gentler, at first through farmlands and grasslands, then through oak and rhododendron forests with some streams cascading downwards.

We wake up quite early in the morning and start the climb to Poonhill. We must make it to the place before sunrise if we want to watch one of the most spectacular sunrises of life. Poonhill is one of the most famous vantage points around Pokhara to enjoy the Himalayan vista. You can see nearly 500 kilometers of unobstructed Himalayan range, starting Dhaulagiri I and going further and further east bringing the views of Tukuche, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and many others. We return to Ghorepani and start our trek to Tadapani. Unlike the previous day of relentless climb, the trail to Tadapani consists of both ups and downs, the ups outdoing the downs by a small margin. On the way there will be other vantage points comparable to Poonhill, giving you good views of Machapuchre, Annapurna and other peaks. You will meet a number of waterfalls on the way, and walk through high altitude alpine forests to reach Tadapani.

From Tadapani, we move downwards through thick forests with languor monkeys to emerge into the farmlands and terraces near the Modi Khola. It takes about three hours to make this descent, but the broad views of the fertile, lush Modi Khola valley relieves us from our tiredness. We then cross it on a suspension bridge and head upwards to our destination Sinuwa, contouring hillside with villages and the villagers living there busy with their daily works. Finely cut out rice terraces, green fields, forests and numerous streams and waterfalls on the way and around the hills within your good view beautify the otherwise tiresome climb. We stop at Chomrong for lunch, have a short rest and continue to the small but marvelous Gurung village named Sinuwa.

We meet a lot of streams today as we move higher and higher, punctuated by some short, intermittent descents to get across the gorges cut by these streams. You will also meet some landslides and avalanche outlets cutting deep through steep hillsides. There will be mountain views from different places.

From Deurali, we move on to the Machhapuchre Base Camp and then to the Annapurna Base Camp. We enter into the Annapurna Sanctuary today, a valley surrounded by mountains from all sides. Stunning mountain views that include Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Machhapuchre and other hold you spellbound. The trail passes mostly through boulders and glacial debris. If you find it difficult to reach the Annapurna Base Camp today, spend the night here and go there the next day. After reaching the Annapurna Base Camp, you have a good view of the glacier and the stupendous south face of the Annapurna, by far the most difficult and little climbed 8,000 meter-plus mountain of Nepal Himalayas.

The return journey is easy, coming back down the valley. Starting early in the morning, we make a whopping, 1500 meter-plus descent to Bamboo for our overnight stay.

We walk to Jhinudanda from Bamboo today. Jhinu Danda, a collection of lodges sitting on the narrow ridge-top, also has a natural hot spring a little down from the hilltop. Enjoy the hot bath in the spring and rejuvenate yourself.

From Hot Spring, we make it to Ghandruk today, the living museum of Gurung culture in Nepal. It is a very large village with more than 200 Gurung families with a lot of lodges and Gurung Homestays. The village offers grand views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchre peaks.

We move down from Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

We explore the most favourite tourist destination of Nepal — the Pokhara valley — today.

We drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.

Tour guide will take to you for sightseeing in historical monuments sightseeing places including Boudhanath (biggest Buddhist stupa), Pashupatinath temple (A biggest Hindu temple) & Patan durbar square then drive back to International airport.

What are included?

  • Airport pickups and drops by a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide
  • Porter service
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • First aid services
  • Trekking Map
  • All government and local taxes

What are not included?

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
 

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Trip reviews

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ABC is best to trek !!

India
Travel year-2018

I had Rameshor as my guide for the ABC.Rameshor was quiet and understated, but extremely knowledgeable and very helpful throughout the trip. I really enjoyed my trek and will ask for Rameshor the next time I go to Nepal, hopefully soon for my next trip.