Nepal Govt. Reged. No:39829/2005

Annapurna base camp trek

Annapurna base camp trek

Annapurna base camp trek lifetime unforgettable trek

Annapurna base camp trek is a short and moderate trek which offers the Annapurna Himalayan range mountain view, interaction with typical Nepali village, local people their lifestyle, cultural tradition and way of living life. The trail goes via different route until Chomrong (big Gurung villages) from there the trekking trail is only one where every trekker begins and end there trek. This trekking trail passes through spectacular and tranquil landscapes, charming Gurung and Magar villages, lush green Rhododendron, bamboo and alpine forests to the trip’s last and final destination. Finally when you are in Annapurna base camp 4130m (13546ft.), from here trekkers can see magnificent and very close view of Mt Annapurna 8091m (26545ft), Annapurna South 7219(23684ft), Annapurna III 7555m (24786ft), Gangapurna 7,454m(24458ft) , Holy and beautiful mountain 6997m( 22956ft) and also many other beautiful peaks

Annapurna base camp Source from Google Map A symbolic view from google earth
Annapurna base camp trek natural experience

The trail is very delighted for the natural experience. It has a very diversified environment from the very lowland Birethanti to very highland Annapurna base camp. In a lower part of the trek, you can see a rice field, maize crops field, wheat crops, mustard field, millet and seasonal fruit like mango, litchi, guava, papaya, orange, lemon, banana and much more fruit. In addition, while in the middle of the trek, you can see different temperate and subalpine plant like oak, Rhododendron and many other herbs and shrubs. This trekking trail is also famous for the wildlife such as a Jackal, Deer, Himalayan Thar, monkey and many other animals. If you are lucky enough you may also see the snow leopard as well.

Hot springs during the return back from Annapurna base camp trek

There is a natural hot spring on the bank of Modi River near Jhinu Danda which takes 15 minutes to go there, trekkers can enjoy hot spring which will erase their tiredness of trekking. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that eases away your aches and pains.

People and Culture Annapurna base camp trek

There are mix ethnic groups inhabitants such as a Brahmin, Chettri and Mogoloid people. Brahamin, Chettri, and Newars find in lower land. Similarly, mongoloid people such as Gurung, Magar, pun, and others stay on the highland of the trail. A lot of Pun and Gurung people from here are joined in British Army, Indian Army, and Singapore police while other people do farming. Brahamin and Chettri celebrate Hindu festival like Dashain, Tihar. In the same way, mongoloid people celebrate Buddha Jayenti and Lhosar and Buddhist festival. Mongoloid people also celebrate Hindu festival because Nepal has a cultural harmony.

Annapurna base camp trek getting there and away

Like most of the Annapurna region treks, Annapurna base camp trek also starts from Pokhara and ends at Pokhara. Pokhara is the second biggest city and naturally beautiful and very clean place to relax after the trekking in Annapurna. It is 200km to west from Kathmandu which takes about 7 to 8 hours for the tourist bus. There are also regular flights to Pokhara by all domestic airlines, which cost USD 122.00 per person. The normal tourist bus cost is around 10$ to Pokhara.

Annapurna base camp trek Itinerary

Annapurna base camp trek itinerary will be 7 to 13 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. It can be customized depends on your time and your fitness. Most of the people trek to Annapurna Base Camp via Ghorepani Poon Hill which is very awesome idea allows you to get acclimatized and the itinerary will be 10 to 13 days. The same itinerary can be even longer if trekkers want to go Pokhara via Dhampus which takes 2 more days and the trip ends at Phedi Pokhara. The Annapurna base camp trek can be done in 7 days as well which starts from Nayapul and ends there as well. contact poonhillguide for customization

Annapurna base camp trek On the way to Annapurna base camp trek
How difficult is Annapurna base camp trek?

This is moderate trekking so it is not that difficult trekking however because of stairs it needs quite more energy to climb the hill. It does not require any previous experience of trekking however because of a lot of up and down trekkers feel quite hard. During the trekking trekkers will hike to Ghorepani which trekkers get acclimatized at the altitude. It also helps to keep your body good shape for trekking.

Place Name and Height in Meter
When to do Annapurna base camp trek?

From September to mid-December (autumn) and mid-February to mid-June (spring) are the best time to trek to Annapurna Base Camp. June to August is the rainy months of Nepal however people also do Ghorepani poon hill trekking. In spring and autumn the weather generally is good but sometimes it gets bad this is the just exceptional case. During this time you can enjoy Annapurna trekking with a splendid and stunning mountain view as well as nature.

Annapurna base camp trek Highlights

  • Seven-hour scenic drive to Pokhara on the way you would see Trisuli river where if you will see rafting .
  • Beautiful and peaceful Fewa Lake which is one of the biggest lakes in Nepal and in the middle of Lake there is Hindu Shrine
  • Enchanting Sunrise view and Panoramic view of Mt. Dhaulagiri to Mt Fishtail from Poon hill (3210m)
  • Close up view of Mt Machhapurchhre(6997 meter ie 22956ft ) , Annapurna I(8091meter ie 26545ft), Annapurna ii (7995meter ie 26230ft) , Tent Peak(5,663 meter ie 18579ft ), Annapurna Frank, Gandrava Chuli, Hinchuli Peak,
  • Eye-catching waterfalls and Modi Khola river, Beautiful terraces with rice field and farm house, Friendly Gurung and Magar people and their hospitality

Annapurna base camp trek itinerary

Day From To Altitude Time Duration
1 Your Destination Kathmandu 1350 M, 4430 FT. Your time
2 Kathmandu Pokhara 800 M, 2625 FT. 7 Hours
3 Pokhara Tikhedhunga 1577 M, 5177 FT. 6 Hours
4 Tikhedhunga Ghorepani 2874 M, 9430 FT. 6 Hours
5 Ghorepani Tadapani 2675 M, 8776 FT. 6 Hours
6 Tadapani Chomrong 2170 M, 7119 FT. 5 Hours
7 Chhomrong Himalaya Hotel 2920 M, 9580 FT. 7Hours
8 Himalaya Hotel Machapuchhare Base Camp 3800 M, 12470 FT. 6Hours
9 Machapuchhare Base Camp Bamboo 2400 M, 7874FT 9 Hours
10 Bamboo Jhinu 1800 M, 5900 FT. 4 Hours
11 Jhinu Pokhara 800 M,2625 FT. 7 Hours
12 Pokhara Kathmandu 1350 M, 4430FT 8 Hours
13 Kathmandu Your Destination N/A N/A

Annapurna base camp detail itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft.

    On arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received by me or my colleague’s Afterward transfer to hotel then talk about trekking and preparation for the trekking, such as a buying and renting the stuff for trekking

  • Day 02:Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 8 hours

    After having breakfast we will take a taxi or by walk to go to Kantipath where we would take the bus to Pokhara which takes 7/8 Hours from Kathmandu. During the drive you will also see the landscape and Trisuli River Rafting as well.
    Service Included: Transportation, Hotel Accommodation in Bed and breakfast Plan.

  • Day 03:Drive from Pokhara to Nayapool 1.30 Hours then trek 4.30 hours trekking to Tikhedhunga.

    we would hire a private vehicle for the drive to reach Nayapool. As we are in Nayapool, we start our trek to Birethanti. In Birethanti we check our permits and TIMS and walk towards tikhedhunga through the Bank of the river. At first, it would be warm Climate then we continue our journey to Tikhedhunga passing through several small villages. Afterward, we ascend gently to the final destination of the day. Overnight at Guesthouse.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 04:Trek to Ghorepani village (2874m) 6 Hours

    Today, we ascend more than three thousand stairs at first to reach Ulleri (2070m.) from Ulleri we again need to climb slowly ascend up to Banthanti. During the journey, you will see a good view of Machhapuchhare known as mount Fish Tail (6997m.) Now the trail is quite easier that passes through Rhododendron and shadowy trees to Ghorepani village. Overnight at Guesthouse
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 05:Hike to Poon Hill (3210m/10,497 ft) Then Trek to Tadapani (2675 M, 8776 FT) 6 hours

    Today very early in the morning around 4.45 am we hike together to Poon Hill (3210m) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m) and other snow-capped mountains in the morning then trek down to Ghorepani. Heaving Breakfast we trek further to Deurali, During the trek same view can be seen from here as well. From Deurali the trek goes decently down to the river via Banthani where we do lunch. from Banthanti the trail goes steeply down to the river then climb for 40 minutes to Tadapani
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 06:Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Chomrong (2170 M, 7119 FT.) 5 hours

    After heaving the breakfast early in the morning we trek down via rhododendron and oak forest to Chuile where there are some hotels as well. we go even down from there 1 hour further to kimrong river. Half hour climbing to Gurjung a small Gurung village from there the trail goes slightly climb continuously to Durbin danda. from here it just takes 1 hour to reach chomrong
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 07:Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel (2920 M, 9580 FT) 7 Hours

    today we start our trekking going down to Chhomrong river from here our trail slowly climb to Sinuwa village which takes about 1.30 hours. from Sinuwa the trail goes through the thick forest with some up and down to Bamboo. Bamboo is the place where we will see a lot of bamboo tree, here we do lunch. After having lunch the trail goes slightly up via bank of the river via Dovan. near Himalaya we will see a temple from here people are not allowed to bring the meat items. 40 minutes climbing from here we can reach to Himalaya overnight at Himalaya
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 08:Himalaya hotel to Machapuchhare Base Camp (3800 M, 12470 FT) 6 Hours

    today at first we climb 1.30 hours to Hinku cave. from here the trail goes slightly down and up to Deurali. from deurali the trail is quite serious where there is the most avalanche falling place but we would avoid this by crossing river from another side then we will reach Bagar. from Bagar we will climb slightly up to machhapurche Basecamp, overnight at macchapurche base camp.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 09:Machapuchhare Base Camp to Annapurna Base camp then back to bamboo (4130 M, 13550 FT) 8 Hours

    This is the tough day of our trek, today you wake up at 4’0 clock in the morning to hike the Annapurna base camp which takes about 2.30 hours to reach Annapurna base camp. spending few hours in base camp, we will take breakfast then go down to Machapuchhare Base Camp and pack our things then start our trek docents down to Bamboo. We will do lunch at Deurali today.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 10:Bamboo to Jhinu(4130 M, 13550 FT) 4 Hours

    Today we trek all the way down to Jhinu. we will do lunch at Chomrong and go down to Jhinu. Leaving our stuff to the hotel we go down to Jhinu Hot springs to take bath and come back to Hotel
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 11:Jhinu to Pokhara (800 M,2625 FT.) 6 Hours

    Today we walk 1.30 hours from Jhinu to Mutkyou from there we take the jeep to go back to Pokhara and relax at Pokhara by your own
    Service Included: Breakfast, Accommodation

  • Day 12:Pokhara to Kathmandu

    takes about 7-8 hours driving to kathmandu by tourist bus
    Service Included: Breakfast, Accommodation

  • Day 13:Back to your own country

    Service Included: Breakfast, Transportaion

Annapurna base camp trek cost includes

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 night’s twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan for 2 Nights
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs

Annapurna base camp trek cost excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

Annapurna base camp trekking faq

The guesthouse does not have a heater or air conditioner. However, above 3,500m, they do have the facility of hitting the dining area by providing kerosene or metal heater. they charge USD 1 to USD 3 per person.

Most of the tea houses do have western style flushing toilet. While in the higher elevation you could find the squat toilets made of either a ceramic basin. these toilets are near from the tea house but shared or in the tea house.

During the trek, we will try our best but normally the lodges have twin sharing and dormitory styled room instead of a single room.

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Annapurna base camp trek facts

  • Difficulty:Moderate
  • Duration:13 Days
  • Accommodation: Tea house trek
  • Trip Style:Tea House
  • RegionAnnapurna
  • MealsFull Board on trek
  • Altitude4130M ie 13550ft
  • Group-Size1-18 Person
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Route:Pokhara-Nayapool-Ghorepani-Tadapani-chomrong, sinuwa, Dovan, Himalaya, Deurali, Annapurna Base camp, Macchapurche base camp, bamboo, Jhinu, Nayapul

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