• Summary of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    Trip Leader : Tour Leader, local guides
    Accommodation : Hotels/guesthouses
    Trek Rating : Easy to Moderate

    The itinerary presented here takes 11 days, starting from Nayapool at 1 1/2 driving from Pokhara, and going north up till Gorepani and the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill. From Gorepani you go eastwards to Chomrong and then north again, entering the Modi Kola Valley up till the Base Camp.

    The Annapurna Base Camp Trek can easily be done by yourself if you wish to. It is possible to do this trek in all seasons, however, in the winter the Base Camp is sometimes closed due to the level of snow. In spring time the huge rhododendron forests are in full bloom which gives the trek an extra appeal.Many people only trek the circuit Nayapool-Ghorepani-Ghandruk-Nayapool, which is very rewarding in itself. This trek can easily be done with children as well.

  • Complete Daywise Itinerary

    Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
    Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel. Day free to relax and get over your jet-lag.

    Day 02: Kathmandu - Pokhara
    Leave for Pokhara by bus. Here, participants will receive a final briefing and prepare for the first leg of their trek in the afternoon.

    Day 03: Naya Pul
    Transfer to the starting point of the trek, Naya Pul. Take an easy walk along the sub-tropical Modi Khola River Valley to Birethanti (a large village on the old Nepal-Tibet trading route). Pass through the checkpoint before continuing through the intricately-terraced rice paddies, arriving at Tirkhedhunga for an overnight stay.

    Day 04: Tirkhe Dhunga - Ghorepani
    From Tirkhe Dhunga, and this trail crosses a stream before ascending a steep, stone staircase to the large Magar Village at Ulleri (2070 m). The trail then winds through rhododendron and oak forests; across streams before making a short, final ascent to Nangethanti. From Nangethanti, the journey will trek up to Ghorepani Book Your Tour(2850m) for an overnight stay.

    Day 05: Poon Hill - Tadapani
    Trekkers will rise with the sun, ascending to Poon Hill (3195m) where an awe-inspiring sunrise greets observers from over the mountains. Clear climate permitting, onlookers can experience a magical, panoramic view of the mountains of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Annapurna I (8019m), and Manalsu (8156m). Also: views of the 6,000-meter-deep Kali Gandaki Gorge and the trans-Himalayan ranges are viewable - forming the border of Nepal with Tibetan China - making this one of Nepal’s most sought-after vantage points.

    After this panoramic treat, descend to the lodge for a late breakfast before continuing onto Ghorepani (2780m) - an important stop-over on the old trading route to Tibet. From Ghorepani, the walk is all downhill through beautiful forests before arriving at the village of Banthanti - finally ending the day’s journey at Tadapani for an overnight stay.

    Day 06: Tadapani - Chhomrung
    From Tadapani, the trail descends through additional rhododendron and oak forests, arriving at Chhomrung for a midday lunch. Chhomrung is a Gurung Village, and the highest permanent settlement in the valley with a tremendously vast view across to Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare. The day closes with an overnight stay in Chhomrung.

    Day 07: Chhomrung - Dovan or Himalaya Hotel
    Here, the trail descends via a stone staircase, eventually crossing the Chhomrung Khola. Participants climb high above the Modi Khola, traveling its west bank, and pass through forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. This portion of the day’s trek is followed by yet another ascent to Kuldi before finally descending a long, steep, stone staircase to Dovan for an overnight stay.

    Day 08: Dovan - (Machhapurchhe Base Camp) or Annapurna Base Camp (Sanctuary)
    From Dovan, the trail climbs high above the river, on to the lateral moraine, and down the other side to the glacier. This leg of the journey takes trekkers up the bed of the glacier before finally arriving at the Annapurna Base Camp (4237m) for an overnight stay.

    Day 09: Annapurna Base Camp - Bamboo
    Beginning with an early morning ascent for a stunning sunrise and breakfast, the journey returns to Bamboo for an overnight stay.

    Day 10: Bamboo- Chhomrung
    Descend a long, stone staircase through bamboo and rhododendrons forests to Kuldi. The trek continues through beautiful rhododendron forests and down to Sinuwa. From Sinuwa, the trail leads downhill to the Modi Khola, closing the day with a steep climb to Chhomrung where trekkers will remain overnight.

    Day 11: Chhomrung - Ghandrung
    From Chhomrung, the trek heads back to Taglung - descending gently through forests to Kummu. Once again, the journey passes Ghandrung - offering, yet another, picturesque, panoramic view of Annapurna South before ending the day’s voyage with an overnight stay in Ghandrung.

    Day 12: Ghandrung - Pokhara
    Trek downhill through villages and terraced fields to Syauli Bazaar, then ontoBook Your Tour Nayapul before being transported back to Pokhara for an overnight stay.

    Day 13: Pokhara
    Sight-seeing tour in Pokhara: consists of visiting various sacred places as well as Fewa Lake and an extensive city tour.

    Day 14: Return Drive to Kathmandu
    This is sample Itinerary and can change to meet the changes in the field conditions

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