Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek is one of the most popular trekking packages in Nepal. ABC is suitable for both beginner and experienced traveler. Attracting almost 70,000 trekkers per year, it is one of the most beautiful treks that combine some of the most beautiful and majestic mountain panorama with the mixture of rich biodiversity and culture unmatched by other trekking packages in Nepal. ABC is a small campsite surrounded by mighty mountains from all side, Machapuchhare (6,993m/22,943), Annapurna I(8091m/26505ft), and Hiunchuli (6,441m/21,131ft), respectively.
Annapurna Base Camp trek begins from the beautiful city Pokhara. We drive for 2 hours from the Pokhara to Nayapul, the starting point of trek. We march forward towards Ghandruk where we can have spectacular view of wide range of mountains of Annapurna region extending from east to west. After crossing Ghandruk, we will reach Chomrong, a Gurung village. All along the way, steep paths we walk along the swift flowing river through lush green forest with rhododendron, pine , bamboo encountering rare species like white breasted kingfisher, highland butterflies, musk deer. We also get a chance to mingle with local ethnic groups of Gurung, Magar, Thakalis , Lama,etc.
While you are in Chomrong you can also make a short trip to Hot Spring. The walking trail will now lead us to Dovan and traversing high above the river we will get to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC). Walking further uphill takes us to the destination, Annapurna Base Camp (4135m) with super panorama. Many have been amazed by the unimaginable all round views of beautiful snow capped Annapurna Mountain Range.
After a great time here, we return back to Dovan via MBC. We reach Jhinu and finally to Pokhara. The journey is clockwise. ABC trek is possible throughout all season, however best seasons are spring (Feb.- May) and fall(Sept.-Dec). ABC trek don’t need any previous experience. So, get ready to get a relic of a lifetime and know why it is most chosen destination for travelers around the world.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara & Evening Sightseeing.
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1 hours) and trek to Ghandruk.
Day 05: Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170 m).
Day 06: Trek from Chhomrong to Deurali.
Day 07: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m).
Day 08: trek from Annapurna base camp to Bamboo (2310 m.)
Day 09: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda.
Day 10: Jhinu Danda to Pokhara via nayapul.
Day 11: Drive/fly back to Kathmandu
Day 12: Final Departure.
Your wonderful journey to the amazing Himalayas starts from your flight to Kathmandu. Onto your arrival our company representatives will greet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport and escort you to the hotel for check-in and stay overnight. You will have a rest at the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Today after breakfast, we will begin our sightseeing tour to Kathmandu. We will visit Pashupatinath temple (sacred temple, Swayambhunath stupa (the monkey temple) and Budhanilkantha (sleeping Vishnu). Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
We take a ride on a car or tourist bus to Pokhara, all the way through scenic mountain terrain, its fame rests on the natural beauty of its lakeside location and its proximity to the mountains. After taking a bit rest, you can make evening sightseeing in Pokhara Valley. Stay overnight at hotel.
After breakfast we drive to Nayapul then we start our actual trek to Annapurna Base camp from Nayapul. We catch a wonderful views on the way to Ghandruk. We walk through sub-tropical valley forests, beautiful farmlands, green hills, waterfalls and sometimes on the carved trail on the side of the cliff. Overnight stay at Ghandruk.
Today after breakfast we trek towards chhomrong. The beginning of trail goes with above 250 stone descending steps and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a suspension iron bridge. Overnight stay at Chhomrong.
Today we ascend steadily with fewer steep sections.It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here you can see the trail drop closer to the river before climbing again to Deurali, the most scenic stretch of the day. The vegetation is sparser, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below, and the sheer rock face cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls. Overnight in Deurali.
Today, is the most auspicious day of Annapurna Base camp trek. We have to do both trekking and climbing today. First we need to do short climbing gently through a river bed then we follow a steep trail to the mountain side. We see really a huge but astonishing view of Annapurna glacier. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. From here, we have intoxicating views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering closely above us. We get an amazing view of almost mountain impeding the 36- degree panorama. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
After breakfast, we step to Bamboo from the Annapurna base camp. Today, it's not so difficult trek because we do downhill side trek; so it's quite easier. However, we are lucky to have extraordinary landscapes that will cheer us up. Overnight at Bamboo.
Today we will descends to Jhinu Danda where we stop that night. We will have a solid opportunity to enjoy hot springs just 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda to freshen up our tired body. Overnight at Jhinu Danda.
After breakfast, we trek gradually down to Nayapul; and we catch a drive at Nayapul to Pokhara. On the way to NayaPul, we enjoy many beautiful waterfalls, farmlands, green hills and wonderful hill landscape of western Nepal. Finally, our actual trek will end at NayaPul; then we drive to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.
Today after having breakfast, we will return back to Kathmandu by flight or by drive. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
Our company representative will drop you to the airport for final departure. We are sure; you will back to your home taking amazing experience of Nepal. We hope you enjoyed trekking and want to be somewhere in the Himalayas again.
Destination : Nepal
Duration : 12 Days
Price : 1200 USD
Difficulty Level : Tough
Minimum Altitude : 1300m
Group Size : 2-20 People
Activities : Trekking, Hiking & Sightseeing
Transportation : Flight, Car & Jeep
Accommodation : 3-4 star hotel in kathmandu, Normal guest house during trekking