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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Overview

Trip Duration:

15 Days

Trip Grade:

Moderate

Best Season:

Sept-Dec / Feb- June

Per Day Hiking:

4-8 Hours

Elevation:

4130(Annapurna

Accommodation:

Hotel, Lodge (Tea House)

Transportation:

Flight/Tourist Bus/Car/Van

Trek Type

Tea House ( Lodge to Lodge)

Trip Start/End

Kathmandu/Pokhara

Trip Start/End

Kathmandu/Pokhara

Group Size

Minimum 2 -15 Nos

Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most popular trekking route inside the Annapurna Conservation Area. The trek brings you into the heart of the Himalayas from very start of the hike. Probably, it is known as one of the diverse landscape and culture complete with mountain vistas, terraced fields, quaint Gurung Village and a wide variety of flora and fauna.

The Annapurna Sanctuary is high glacial basin lying 40 kms directly north of Pokhara. It is oval-shaped plateau sits at altitude over 4000 m and is surrounded by a ring of mountains over 7000 mtrs high. The only entrance a narrow valley between the peaks of Himchuli and Macchapuchre where run off from the glaciers drain into Modi River. The sanctuary was not penetrated by outsider until 1956. Annapurna Sanctuary gives rise to extra ordinary varieties of eco-system. The south facing slopes are covered in dense tropical jungles of Rhododendron and Bamboo. While the north facing slopes, in the rain shadows have drier, colder climates similar to nearby Tibetan Plateau.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m), Drive transfer to hotel

A warm welcome to Nepal. Greetings from Yak and Yarsa Trekkers. Our representative will be waiting in the airport displaying your name to pick you from there and take you to the booked hotel. Overnight in hotel at Kathmandu.

Day 02: Free day at Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu / Pokhara (830 m) – 6-7 hrs.

Having a breakfast in your hotel you’ll have a ride to Pokhara which is 200 km driving distance from Kathmandu. On the route the Prithvi highway offers you the beautiful landscapes in the lap of hills, rivers, local communities, greenery and naturalism. Your destination Pokhara is the city of lakes and a favorite tourist destination sitting in the lap of mountains. Overnight in hotel at Pokhara.

Day 4 Drive from Pokhara to Nayapool, then trek from Nayapool to Thikhedhunga (1570 m) 3-4 hrs.

Nayapool is also known as the gateway of Annapurna Conservation Area situated at elevation of 1000mtrs. It is an entry and exit point of trekkers for Annapurna Trekking. Thikhedhunga is an ancient traditional village which is best place for one-night stand and named after stone:  Thikhe means sharp and Dhunga means Stone.

Day 5 Trek from Thikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2860 m) 6-7 hours

3700 steps of stair might be a breathtaking challenge for those trekkers who are disparate to reach in Ghorepani. The day begins with elevation of 1560 meters Thikhedhunga to Ghorepani 2860 meters.  Ghorepani is one of the most attractive and highlighted place of this 5 days trekking. Ghorepani is diverse in different way like climate, vegetation, spectacular views of landscapes and fascinating mountains. It passes from semi tropical foothill across the main Himalaya ranges to the rain shadow high plateaus of the North.

Day 6 Morning excursion at Poonhill and Trek to Tadapani (2650 m) 5-6 hours

Day begins with morning excursion of 1.5kms step off to reach Poonhill. Poonhill offers panoramic views of mountains in 360 degrees. Mountains which lie in Annapurna Ranges and Dhaulagiri Ranges can be encountered. On the way to Tadapani most of the times need to walk through the ancient dense rhododendron forest. The path is moderate mud covered with sharp blended stone and classical trails which leads descend to Tadapani. Tadapani is a small village of Tea House setup by Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) and Ministry of Tourism for the comfort of travelers. Tadapani means Tada means Far and Paani means Water. If the weather is clear, closest view of Annapurna South and Fishtail can behold.

Day 7 Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170 m) 6-7 hours

Chhomrong is the last permanently inhabitant village on the route to the Sanctuary. It takes 6-7 hours of mixed ups and down trails to reach Chhomrong and probably the last best place to overcome tiredness. Chhomrong word is Derived from the Gurung language which means Corner Field Chhom means Corner and Rong means field.

Day 8 Trek from Chhomrong to Himalaya (2900 m) 7-8 hours

Himalaya is small tea house station at elevation of 2900 meters high setup by Local Village development committee with joint venture of ACAP consisting only 3 numbers of tea houses. It is situated in between two rocky cliffs at the edge of Small River. This place is highly rich in rare flora and fauna.

Day 9 Trek from Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) via Macchapuchre Base Camp (MBC).(4110 m) 6-7 hours

The hike from Himalaya to Macchapuchre Base Camp is somehow challenging. From Macchapuchre base camp we get excellent views of the majestic Macchapuchre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience. From here, we get sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us. The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding the 360-degree panorama. From the base camp we again get to savor mesmerizing views of the Macchapuchre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 10 Trek from ABC to Bamboo (2345 m) 6-7 hours

Trek towards Bamboo is downhill, so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Besides, we will always have the company of the extraordinary landscape to cheer us up.

Day 11 Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu (1760 m) 4-5 hours

Ascend on a long, steep, slippery stone staircase from the village of Dovan. Climb out of the side valley passing through deep forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak to Chhomrong, from here steeply down trek more 45 minutes take to you Jhinu, where you can enjoy the natural hot spring small polls near Modi Khola.

Day 12 Trek from Jhinu to Pothana(2100m) 6-7 hours

The day begins with narrow path descend towards suspension bridge called New Bridge. Then the walk gradually drives towards Landruk:  well known as “Gurung Village” where short break can be taken. On the way to Pothana we pass several villages called Tolka and many others which still reminds us the ancient 60th of Nepal.  Pothana is one of the well-known hill station which is nearby Pokhara. All paradise view of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri Range and Macchapuchre Range throughout the whole trek can be reminded at Pothana.

Day 13 Trek from Pothana to Phedi then Drive back to Pokhara (800 m) 3-4 hours

The way to Phedi gradually loses height as it contours around a series of landscape and relatively benign view side valley. All along the way is fertile farming countryside, with plenty of opportunity to photograph the people and their activities.

Day 14: Drive Pokhara / Kathmandu (1350 m) – 6 -7hrs

After breakfast, today we drive back to the capital city Kathmandu. You’ll have some time to explore the market of Kathmandu on your own. Nature Trail will provide you the farewell dinner in a hotel. Overnight in hotel at Kathmandu.

Day 15: Departure transfer to international airport

Relying on your flight schedule Yak and Yarsa Trekkers representative will pick you up from your hotel and drop you to the international airport for your departure. Have a nice flight.

Departure Dates

No fixed departures.

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