Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Sanctuary ! Annapurna Base Camp Trekking ! ABC Treks!

The other popular trek in the Annapurna region is the Annapurna Sanctuary/Annapurna Base camp Trek. The trail leads to the Base Camp of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre and it is a relatively short trek that can be completed in 10 days starting and ending in Pokhara.

There are two trek in points to begin this  particular trek either from Nayapul/Birethanti which, is reached by driving 1-2 hours out of Pokhara.

Annapurna Base Camp

Starting from Nayapul we trek up to Ghorapani for a spectacular sunrise view of both the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Nepal. Trek along the ridge down through a river bank to reach Tadapani. The next day trek down through a wood to the kyumnu khola before a climb up to the trail that leads on to Chomrong. After leaving Chomrong we say goodbye to all permanent settlements. The trek climbs through dense bamboo jungle to finally rise above the vegetation line and makes for a narrow notch between the sheer lower flanks of Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli. Once we passed the sanctuary the trek ascends through glacial moraine and up to a cluster of hut (“Machhapuchhre Base Camp”) where many people stay overnight. An hour walking from MBC you will  reach Annapurna Base camp (4130m). The views within the basin are spectacular, people either spend the whole day here and lodge overnight or a couple of hours before trekking back the way they came. There is an opportunity on the return to bathe in the hot spring at Jhinu.


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive or flight to Pokhara.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul  walk to Tirkhedhunga (1577m).
Day 05: Trek to Ghorapani (2850m).
Day 06: Sunrise trek to Poon Hill then trek down to Tadapani (2595m).
Day 07: Tadapani to Chhomrong (1950m).
Day 08: Chhomrong to Dovan (2720M).
Day 09: Dovan to Machhapuchhre base Camp (3700m).
Day 10: Machhapuchhre base camp to Annapurna base camp (4130m).
Day 11: Annapurna base camp to Bamboo.
Day 12: Bamboo to Hot Spring (Jhinu) (1600m).
Day 13: Hot spring to Nayapul then drive back to Pokhara.
Day 14: Pokhara-Rating to Chitwan National Park  & transfer safari lodge.
Day 15: Activities in Chitwan National Park.
Day 16: Drive ( 4 hrs ) back to Kathmandu.
Day 17: Free or departure to your onward destination.

Details of itinerary

Day 01 :  Arrival Kathmandu  (By Flight)
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport  meeting assistance at airport & transfer to the Hotel. Rest day free for Leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel. 
Day 02 : Kathmandu
After breakfast proceed for city tour of Kathmandu visiting Pashupatinath and Boudhanath, Swayambhunath & Kathmandu Durbar Sqaure. Pashupatinath Temple is situated 5 km east of Kathmandu, the temple of Lord Shiva, Pathupatinath with two tierd golden roof and silver doors is considered one of the holiest shrines of Hindus. The stupa of Boudhanath lies 8kms east of Kathmandu. This ancient colossal stupa is one of the biggest in the world and the center of Buddhism in the world. It was listed in the UNESCO Heritage Monument in 1979.Kathmandu  Durbar Square, the complex of palaces, courtyard and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries use to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. Swyambhnath Stupa, atop the hillock is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal enlisted in the World Heritage Site.. Evening back to the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 03 : Kathmandu to Pokhara(910m.)
Breakfast. Our Trekking guide will come at the Hotel an early morning at 6:30 am to pick you up and we walk from the hotel about 10 minutes to get bus station. Bus leave at 7 am to Pokhara. We drive to Pokhara by tourist bus, enjoying an afternoon sightseeing on the lakeside and boating at Phewa Lake. From Kathmandu to Pokhara, it is 206km and it takes 6 hours.

Day 04 : Drive to Naya Pul (New bridge), and trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m).
Breakfast. After an hour drive to Naya Pul then commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town beside the Modi River. Head up the main trail to Sudami where we climb gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Hile (1495m) before pushing on to Tirkhe Dhunga. From here the trail crosses a stream and then ascends a step stone staircase to the large Magar village at Ulleri (2070m). 3:30 hours

Day 05 : Trek to Ghorepani (2850m).
This is a pleasant walking day today. We trek through rhododendron and oak forests and across streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti. From Nangethanti we head up to Ghorepani (2850m). 5:30 hours.

Day 06 : Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m).
An early start and an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3195m) leads us to a brilliant spectacle, this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending about 45 minutes on the hillside, we come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and start walking to Tadapani. From Ghorepani the trail climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). We descend to reach Banthanti, before winding our way to Tadapani (2540m). 6 :30 hours

Day 07 : Tadapani to Sinuwa (2310m ).
Dropping down from Tadapani Gurjung the route offers good views of the upper Modi valley. The path then starts the long ascent high above the west bank of the Modi Khola. We pass the village of Chhomrong which lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli. From Chhomrong the trail descends until Chhomrong Khola then trail begins a slow climb as we head up to our destination for the day - Sinuwa. 6 hours.

Day 08 : Sinuwa to Deurali (3150m).
We proceed to Kuldi Ghar about 2 1/2 to 3 hrs walking. There is a clearing in the forest a little further on, from there the route goes very steeply down a bank of rock and then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. We pass by the pasture of Tomo, and then the very neck of the gorge at pantheon Barah, where there is a small trail and a shrine. The track climbs to Himalaya hotel at the campsite where we will overnight. 6 hours.

Day 09 : Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4090m).
Today we climb on past the Machhapuchhare Base Camp (which isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted) to the Annapurna Base Camp. This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountains. From here it is a two-hour trek to Annapurna Base camp, which offers spectacular views. 5 hours.

Day 10 : Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2600m). 5:30 hours.

Day 11 : Dovan to Chhomrong (2110m).
Once we have passed Khuldi Bikas where there is an experimental sheep Farm, the trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo fields. 4:30 hours.

Day 12 : Chhomrong to Ghaundrung (1940m ).
This is an easy and short day trekking. From Chhomrong the trail descends through forests to Gurjung Khola and then the trail ascends slightly until Kimche, we reach Ghandrunk about noon. Ghandrunk is a village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal; they have their own dialect, culture, costume, and life style. Ghandrunk is one of the famous destinations of trekkers for its beautiful mountain views and easy reach from Pokhara or Kathmandu. Our early arrival means we have the afternoon to visit the Annapurna conservation office, Museum and explore the village. 4:30 hours.

Day 13 : Trek from Ghaundrung to Naya Pul; then drive to Pokhara (910m). Walking 4:30 hours and drive for an hour.

Day 14 : Pokhara -rafting- Chitwan
After breakfast drive to Chitwan Naional Park. On the way to chitwan day rafting in Trisuli River. After lunch drive to chitwan National park and check in upon arrival. Evening after dinner we will have Tharu Cultural Performance.

Day 15 : Chitwan
After breakfast, your adventure holiday starts off with canoeing in the Rapti River where you can see Gharial and then, a visit to the Elephant breeding centre. After Lunch proceed to the jungle for a guided safari on Elephant where you are free to see animals such as rhino, antelope and other wildlife as you move through the jungle

Day 16 : Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus. O/N at hotel
After breakfast tour to Bird watching than scenic drive back to Kathmandu

Day 17 : Departure
After breakfast transfer to the airport for departure from Nepal