The Annapurna Base Camp trek - one of the most popular treks on earth – is located in the mid-western part of Nepal. The trek is an amazing walk through diverse landscapes and cultures and brings you close to the base of some of the tallest mountains known on earth such as Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre (known as Fish Tail, 6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m). The Annapurna mountain range is highly respected and admired among trekkers worldwide for its unique beauty as the trek takes you through lush rhododendron forests, countless waterfalls, terraced rice paddies and high-altitude landscapes offering numerous viewpoints of the mountain peaks. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a popular choice for a diversity of outdoor enthusiasts - from a solo female traveler, a bunch of adventurous friends, to groups hiking with children.
Having all necessary trekking permits on hand, our Annapurna Base Camp Trek sets off from the well-known ‘lake city’ of Pokhara, from where a 1,5-hour drive will bring us to our starting point of Nayapul. We will hike through lush jungle forests encountering numerous waterfalls of all sizes on our way as well as local Gurung villages and communities. From Ghorepani we will hike to one of the most popular sunrise viewpoints in the world Poon Hill, offering a panoramic mountain view of the mighty Himalayan mountain range. Gradually we will walk our way to the Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m) where we will feel the humbling and unique experience of being totally surrounded by some of the most spectacular mountains in the world. Our way back will offer a completely different experience than on our way up and we will have the opportunity to enjoy ourselves in the natural hot springs of Jhinudanda. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is friendly for travelers of all ages, beginners as well as experienced trekkers and for everyone who appreciates unforgettable life experiences in the magnificent nature and cultures of Nepal. Nepal Trekking Experts highly recommend you classic Annapurn Base Camp Trek for your upcoming holidays.
Day 01: Welcome at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02: Free day for trekking preparation/sightseeing
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara drive by tourist bus (820m, 6/7 hrs)
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m,4/5 hrs)
Day 05: Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2850m,7 hrs)
Day 06: Hike to Poon hill (3210m) then Trek to Tadapani (2500m, 5/6 hrs)
Day 07: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2020m, 5 hrs)
Day 08: Chhomrong to Dovan (2600m, 5 hrs)
Day 09: Dovan to Deurali (3200m, 4/5 hrs)
Day 10: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m, 5 hrs)
Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m, 7 hrs)
Day 12: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda hot spring (1780m, 5/6hrs)
Day 13: Jhinu Danda to Pokhara (910m, 5hrs)
Day 14: Leisure day in Pokhara
Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu drive by tourist bus 6/7 hrs.
Day 16: Join with different program or farewell
Note:- Above itinerary is just a guideline. If you are not satisfied please feel free customize your own.
Welcoming at airport and transfer to the Hotel.
Free day for trekking preparation and spend the day your way.
Kathmandu to Pokhara drive by tourist Bus(7hrs). Then have a sightseeing around the naturally beauty city Pokhara, Phewa Lake.
The actual trekking will begins from Nayapul after 1.30 minute of drive and leads to beautiful town Birethanti where we will register our TIMS Card and Annapurna conservation area permit. Then we will take a left and head to Tikhedhunga passing by some water falls, lush jungle, local settlement and beautiful farmlands.
While we cross the suspension bridge then the physically challenging ascend (more than 3000 stairs) will begins. More than couple of hours ascending, the trail leads through massive forest, some water falls and reach at Ghorepani. It is situated at the open place which offers magnificent mountain vistas including above 8000m peaks Dhaulagiri 8167m and Annapurna first 8091m. If you are trekking in spring then you will have great opportunity of exploring Nepalese national flower Rhododendron.
Today is one of the impressive day of the trek. Early morning trekkers hike Poon Hill 3210m to explore beautiful views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalaya range with unbeaten sun rise. Then back to tea house and trek to Tadapani. On the way to Tadapani it offers such a beautiful scenic Himalaya range and amazing forest where we will have great opportunities of exploring some flora and fauna. Tadapani is also known as a great view point which is situated at the top of the hill.
After breakfast the trail will descend all the way to the suspension bridge and offers quite deep gorge just right before the Gurjung village. Then the trail will lead through some jungle and arrive at Chhomrong. I would say it is one of the most beautiful Gurung village so far and well organized stone paved trail makes the town extra fascinating. On top of that the valley offers beautiful view of Annapurna south, Hiuchuli and Fishtail.
From today the trail only leads same way to the base camp and back. So we will have beautiful Jungle views and shaded way to the Dovan.
So far we are only a day early than base camp. Since there are not allow to take donkeys further than Bamboo the trail looks even more classic and special. We will also pass some sacred place today and arrive Deurali.
The final days of final destination hike might be bit challenging because of altitude and ascending. However it will let full of satisfaction while standing in front of 360 degree stunning mountains vistas surroundings and vast glacier.
Same way back but still it will refresh your memory on the way back.
This is another crucial day where you can have natural hot spring at the bank of river with beautiful views of flora and fauna. The experience at natural hot spring might be beyond your expectation.
This is our last day in the mountain in term of exploring local life style of the people, farming and landscape. we will catch up transportation from same point from where we started our trek Nayapul.
Free day to explore second biggest and amazing city of Nepal.
Drive back to same way..
If you have time we love to offer you next adventure or farewell.
10 days Annapurna Base Camp trek departing 21st April. Last minutes offer $675 per person including meal and accommodation. 1 person is confirmed. For more detail please contact us.
Two friends and I were doing the Annapurna Base Camp trek and from home we were recommended to trek with Rabin. We talked a lot with Rabin over e-mail before we actually went to Nepal, and he was more than willing to answer all of our questions and to give us the information that we needed. When we arrived in Kathmandu airport Rabin were there to pick us up, and he took us to a nice hotel in the city. During the trek Rabin has been extremely helpful whenever we needed something or asked for something, patient, funny, and good at telling us about the trek we were doing. I don't think that we could ever have wished for a better guide than Rabin, and we miss him now that we don't see him every day. Later on we did a shorter (3 days) trek in the Kathmandu Valley with another guide named Bhoj. Bhoj was also a very talented guide, and like Rabin, very good at English. Bhoj knew a lot about all the nature that we walked past, and he was good at making us try some locale wine and fruits while doing the trek. All in all we had an amazing experience with Nepal Trekking Experts, and I would definitely recommend them!
I've been on Annapurna Base Camp trek with two of my friends from Denmark. We booked our trip by Nepal Trekking Experts, and had Rabin as guide - it was nothing less than amazing. Rabin knows ALOT of everything, and he can always tell something about the nature or generel Nepal facts. He is never intrusive, and stays 'in the background' when we are eating and relaxing. But if we want him to join the meal or a game of cards, he's always ready and is very pleasant to be in company with. He can also teach you a very funny cardgame! We played it the rest of our trip. I will give the very best recommendations to the company and especially to Rabin - and I will definitely book my next trip through Nepal Trekking Experts!!
My husband & my sister who lives in France used Raj's expertise to plan an amazing trip in the Annapurna region. We did a first trek to Annapurna Base Camp and then we went up to Muktinath-Jomsom on the Annapurna Circuit. Our guide Sudarson & our porters were exceptional: they know the tea houses with the best food and best views. Thank you for taking good care of us. Hoping to go back to Nepal sometime soon...