Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Duration: 14 Days

About Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek or also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is one of the classic and beautiful treks in Nepal that takes you to the base of the world’s 10th highest peak, Annapurna I (8091 M). This fairly moderate trek of 15 days provides the best views of the mighty Annapurna Range and its surrounding peaks.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek lies in the largest protected area of Nepal, ’The Annapurna Conservation Area’ which is home to diverse species of wildlife and vegetation. The trek passes through beautiful rhododendron, pine, oak, and bamboo forests, terraced fields, rivers, waterfalls, glaciers, and thrilling suspension bridges. From the very first day, you will be playing hide and seek with the Himalayan vistas. While on the way to the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre Base Camp, you will come across the villages of the Gurung people and get to experience their rich culture and traditions.

And finally, when you reach the Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Base Camp, get ready to be enthralled by the jaw-dropping mountain scenery. You will get to see the splendid 360-degree view of the Annapurna massif and its neighboring peaks, notably from the Annapurna Base Camp. The best thing to do is to wake up early in the morning and witness the magical sunrise over the giant snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna Range.

Our 14-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary starts from Kande and ends at Nayapul. This trek is graded as moderate in terms of difficulty as the highest point is only 4130 meters. If you would like to customize the itinerary according to your desire, physical fitness level, time frame, etc. please feel free to message us. Our experts will help you craft a perfect itinerary that ensures a top-notch experience with safety.

Highlights

  • 360-degree view of Annapurna (I, II, III, IV, and South), Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and many other peaks 
  • Typical Gurung villages like Ghandruk, Chhomrong, and Landruk
  • Gurung museum in Ghandruk village 
  • Natural hot spring in Jhinu Danda

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350 M) and transfer to hotel

One of the members of our company will welcome you at the international airport terminal gate and take you to the hotel. You will have a few hours to rest. Later, in the evening, you will meet with the tour guide in your hotel lobby. He will brief you about tomorrow's day trip. 

  • 3 star category Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M

You will go on a guided sightseeing tour to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will visit one of the holiest temples of Hindus, the Pashupatinath temple. Nearby this temple is located the largest in Nepal, Boudhanath stupa. After visiting these places, you will head to Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, you will meet with your trek guide who will brief you about the trekking program. Later, you can stroll around the vibrant streets of Thamel.

  • B&B
  • 3 star category Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M

After having breakfast, you will drive to Pokhara, the beautiful lake city. From Pokhara, you will continue driving towards Kande. Upon reaching Kande, you will take a small break and begin towards Australian Camp. Trekking through the forested trail, you will reach camp for the night's stay.

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Australian Camp
  • 1870 M
  • 7-8 hours

After having breakfast, you will begin trekking towards Landruk. The trail ascent to Pitam Deurali through the small villages. From Pitam Deurali you can see magnificent views of mountains including Pokhara valley too. Then the trail descends down through the dense forests and crossing several suspension bridges you will finally arrive at Landruk. 


  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Landruk
  • 1565 M
  • 5-6 hours

Trekking through a subtropical forest and crossing several bridges, you will reach Jhinu Danda where you will take a small break and have lunch. There you can visit the natural hot spring where you can take a relaxing bath. Further, you will ascend and reach Chhomrong village from where you will get to see the stunning view of Annapurna South (7,219 m). 


  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Chhomrong
  • 2170 M
  • 5-6 hours

The trail descends to Chhomrong Khola. You will cross the Khola and ascend towards Sinuwa. From here, you will trek into the Modi Khola Valley through a lush forest of oak, rhododendron, and cane. Further, the trail ascends to Bamboo and takes you to Dovan.


  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Dovan
  • 2600 M
  • 5:30 hours

After having breakfast, you will trek through the narrow trail and forest and reach Hinku Cave. From here, you will trek on the snow-covered path or burnout grasses and reach Deurali. 

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Deurali
  • 3230 M
  • 4 hours

Ascending through the forest of birch and bamboo, you will pass by a moraine. The trail then descends to a stream and again ascends to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. From here, you will get to see superb views of Annapurna South. You will have lunch here, and after that, you will move towards Annapurna Base Camp. 


  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Annapurna Base Camp
  • 4130 M
  • 5:30 hours

You will explore Annapurna Base Camp and also see the beautiful sunrise. Similarly, you will get to see panoramic views of mountains and huge glaciers. After spending some time at ABC, you will descend to Bamboo via Machhapuchhre Base Camp, Deurali, and Dobhan. 


  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Bamboo
  • 2310 M
  • 6-7 hours

From Bamboo, you will ascend to Kuldighar and Sinuwa. The trail then descends to Chhomrong Khola. From there, you will cross a bridge and ascend to reach Chhomrong village. 


  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Chhomrong
  • 2170 M
  • 5:30 hours

After having breakfast, you will descend to Kimrong village and after crossing a bridge you will ascend to Kimrong Dada where you will have a delicious lunch. Then trekking through oak and rhododendron forest, the trails descend and take us to a big Gurung village, Ghandruk from where beautiful views of Annapurna South (7,219m) and Machhapuchhre (6,993m) can be seen. 

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Ghandruk
  • 1940 M
  • 5 hours

Walking down stone stairs, you will reach Syaulibazar. From here, you will trek along Modi Khola and reach Birethanti. Crossing an iron bridge over the Modi Khola river, you will walk for around 30 minutes and reach Nayapul. Further, you will drive to Pokhara. Later in the evening, you can explore Fewa Lake.


  • B&L
  • 3 star category Hotel
  • Pokhara
  • 825 M
  • 4:30 hours

After having breakfast, you will drive to Kathmandu on the scenic highway. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will spend the rest of the day relaxing. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner organized by the company. 

 

  • B,L&D
  • 3 star category Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M
  • 7 hours

After having breakfast, one of the members of our team will take you to the airport for your flight back to your home.

  • B&B

What’s Included

  • One porter for two people (maximum weight: 12 kg per client) and an assistant guide for a group size above 4 people.
  • 3 nights of shared accommodation in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu and 1 night in Pokhara on a BB basis.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, hot drinks) during the trek.
  • Lodge/Tea House accommodations with twin sharing basis during the trek.
  • Rescue and evacuation arrangements in case of emergency. 
  • All the staff’s salary, meals, accommodation, and insurance.
  • Kathmandu valley tour with a tour guide in a private vehicle.
  • Government taxes, service charges, and official expenses.
  • All the ground transportations by private vehicle. 
  • All the necessary permits and paperwork.
  • Professional English-speaking guide.
  • Tips for the guide, assistant guide, porter, and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Meals while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara. i.e. Lunch, and Dinner.
  • Medical evacuation cost (In case of emergency).
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees.
  • Your Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
  • Your personal expenses.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.