For an alluring trekking destination, Trekking in the Annapurna Region is a ten on ten. Winter sweeps alluringly on the slopes here, making Annapurna Base Camp Trek one of the rare Himalayan destinations available for trekking in all month however September to late December and February to late June is the month. Pull factors are many on this trek—changing views, from dense forests of rhododendrons to a climactic vision of magnificent of high peaks shining across a brilliant sky!
Annapurna Base Camp Trek route is a popular destination for all domestic and international tourists which commences from Pokhara and ends in Pokhara. Depending on which route you prefer, you may not pass through Ghandruk though. But the trail is same from Chomrong onwards ,you can choose whether to include or not include Ghorepani Poon Hill and Ghandruk.
The major part of Ghandruk Valley is on the top of the ridge, more than 500m above. And Poon hill is a viewpoint of Annapurna plus other peaks and for sunrise and sunset. During the trek apart from enjoying pristine natural beauty, you will pass through remote farms as well as settlements occupied by Gurung ethnic tribes. You can experience the culture, old traditions, and religious values, of gurung people. The grand vista of the mighty Annapurna 1 (8091m), Annapurna South (7273m), the Glacier Dome, Gangapurna (7454m), the unclimbed Fang (7647m), and the fishtail peak of Machhapuchhare (6997m), which is also multiplied in its visual perspective due to the abundance of wild flower blooms (especially Rhododendrons) and birding which make this trek a never-ending long walk through paradise.
You could be an adventure enthusiast or a shutterbug with a dream of capturing an enigma of highlands, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a trek for all and fails none. At Trekking in Nepal, we offer you an amazing Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Tour to make your holidays more enjoyable. It is the right place to find out how nature has blessed this region with so much beauty.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is in itself a gorgeous trek in Annapurna Region. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you right up to the mighty south face of Mt. Annapurna where you will be amazed by snow peaked mountain and for a moment may wonder how you arrived here and how you might get out! This Annapurna Base Camp Trek leads you gently up through the many settlements of different ethnic communities having different tradition and lifestyle with delightfully manicured rice fields, rhododendron and oak forests.
“Annapurna Base Camp Trek” begins from Pokhara after drive to Nayapul from Pokhara. During the trekking walking through the dense forests across several valleys, climb up to small settlements of Local villages which would be the perfect place for overnight stay.
DAY 01: DRIVE TO NAYAPUL, TREK TO GHANDRUK 2000M – 6 HOURS:
We drive to Nayapul after breakfast which take an hour from Pokhara. After getting off at Nayapul, our trail starts following the green valley and climbing through rhododendron and forest, we reach Ghandruk. Ghandruk is beautiful village of Gurung (an ethnic group of Nepal). You will have a change to observe their own language, culture, custom and lifestyle. You will have superb view of mount Annapurna South (7219m), mount Hiunchuli (6441m) and holy Mount Machhapuchhre (6993m) from Ghandruk village. Overnight at hotel or lodge.
DAY 02: TREK FROM GHANDRUK TO CHHOMRONG (2040M) – 4 HOURS:
At the beginning of the day, you ascend gently for an hour up to Ghandrukkot (2100m.) and descend steeply to the Kimron Khola (1700m.). Chhomrong is a gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary trek and inhabited by Gurung, one of the major ethnic groups of Nepal. Stay overnight at lodge.
DAY 03: TREK CHHOMRONG TO DOVAN (2600M) – 6 HOURS:
Today, our trail goes down to Chhomrong Khola (stream) then starts to climb and we get Sinuwa Danda (2360m).Then after we pass rhododendron forest until we get Kuldhigar (2540m). After that we continue our trail and ultimately we reach Dovan. Overnight at hotel or lodge or tea house.
DAY 04: TREK DOVAN TO DEURALI (3230M) – 5 HOURS:
We start our trek gradually through oak & rhododendron and bamboo thick forest. We cross two bridges of small streams. Today, you might get opportunity to see some wild animal such as wild pig, deer, snow leopard during the trek. We reach Deurali by late afternoon. Overnight at hotel or lodge or tea house.
DAY 05: TREK DEURALI TO MACHHAPUCHHRE BASE CAMP (MBC) (3700M) TO ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP (ABC) (4130M) – 6 HOURS:
We begin our exciting trail towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Firstly we walk ascend gradually and steeply over the mountain side. The trek to MBC to Annapurna Base Camp is a bit strenuous but the spectacular vista of Machhapuchhre rewards our trail very enjoyable. We reach MBC by early afternoon then after our trail continues climb until we reach Annapurna Base Camp.
Our trek enables to see the snow boulders melting and forming small streams. We will have sensation views of the near vertical south face of Annapurna towering above the sanctuary. Annapurna Base Camp sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding panorama of the 360 degrees. We will have interesting view of Machhapuchre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiuchuli and other peaks. Enjoy a warm night’s sleep in comfortable at hotel or lodge or tea house.
DAY 06: TREK ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TO BAMBOO (2310M) – 6 HOURS:
Weak up early in the morning and get pleasure form the amazing view of sunrise over the mountain. Today we began to walk from ABC. Our trail descends from today so; the trail will be earlier and easier then climbing up. We trek back from ABC to MBC then Deurali to Dovan and finally we get Bamboo. Today, you will allow to see beautiful water fall and superb mountain view of Fishtail and Himchuli during the trek to Bamboo. We rest at the hotel and overnight at hotel.
DAY 07: TREK BAMBOO TO JHINU DANDA (1780M) – 6 HOURS:
We continue our trek from Bamboo to Sinuwa then move down and get to Lower Chhomrong. From Lower Chomrong our trail takes ascending on the thousand stony steps and we reach upper Chomrong ten we trek down to Jhinu Danda. We can enjoy hot spring while staying in Jhinu Danda. Overnight in Jhandu Danda at hotel.
DAY 08: TREK FROM JHINU DADA TO NAYA PUL – 6 HRS. DRIVE FROM NAYA PUL TO POKHARA – 1 HR DRIVE:
We start our trek from Jhinu Danda via Syauli bazzar and get to Birethanti then Naya Pul. From Naya Pul, we drive to Pokhara which take an hour.
- Transfer from Pokhara to Nayapul and Nayapul to Pokhara by private vehicle.
- An English Speaking trained/licensed holder guide for whole Trek
- Porter during the whole trek – one porter for 2 person.
- Annapurna conservation area Permit, TIMS card & Any required permits or Official Documentation.
- Accommodation in selected Tea house Lodge/Guest house during Trek (shared toilets/bathroom)
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trekking in Mountain Area.
- Insurance, Daily Wages, Equipment and all meals & Lodges for Porters and Guide in Whole Trek.
- First Aid Kid Box (for Normal Treatment only)
- Government taxes & Other Applicable Fees.
- International Airfare to and from your country
- Your Travel & Health Insurance.
- Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages Etc in Trek
- Tips for Trekking & other employed staffs which is not mandatory but expected.
- Hot Shower, Battery Charges( Available in Trek with Extra cost or Free in some lodges)
- Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trek, and Helicopter rescue in Trek. Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control
- Any Other Cost, which is not mentioned in Cost Includes Items as Above
You can get the tourist visa for Nepal on arrival in Kathmandu from Immigration office in International Airport.
Tourist Visa Fee:
25 USD for 15 Days
40 USD for 30 Days
100 USD for 90 Days
How to get Pokhara from Kathmandu:
There are different means of transport to get Pokhara from Kathmandu.
Means of Transport:
- Private Vehicle
- Tourist Bus – Price starts NPR 700 to NPR 2700
- Flight – US$ 110 per person.