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 lifetime experiences in the magnificent nature and cultures of Nepal. Nepal Trekking Experts highly recommend you classic Annapurna Base Camp Trek for your upcoming holidays. If you have time restriction then Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is just for you!
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 then trek to Ulleri (1960m, 7 hrs)
Day 05: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2880m, 6 hrs)
Day 06: Hike to Poon hill (3210m) then Trek to Tadapani (2630m, 5/6 hrs)
Day 07: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170 m, 5 hrs)
Day 08: Chhomrong to Dovan (2600m, 5 hrs)
Day 09: Dovan to Deurali (3230m, 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, 5/6 hrs)
Day 13: Jhinu Danda to Pokhara (810m, 6 hrs)
Day 14: Pokhara to Kathmandu drive by tourist bus 6/7 hrs.
Day 15: 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 your Hotel.
Free day for final trekking preparation and explore the Kathmandu valley
Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus. Time to take in the sights of Pokhara and its stunning setting by 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 Ulleri village passing by some waterfalls, lush jungle, local settlement and beautiful terrace. We reach Ulleri after ascending 2 hrs steep up from Tikhedhunga which rewards us by amazing scenery of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.
After having breakfast, we will still continue ascending towards to Banthanti then the trail leads through massive forest, some waterfalls 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.
The day's trekking provides one of the journey's major highlights, a visit to Poon Hill to take in one of the most panoramic vistas in the Himalayas, with matchless views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna massif at sunrise. After a suitable pause to savor the awe-inspiring scenery the trek continues on towards Tadapani along one of the most superb trails in Nepal, with the immediacy of lush forests and abundant wildlife on either side or the soaring peaks in the background serving as an impossibly picturesque backdrop.
From scenic Tadapani the trail descends to another gossamer-like suspension bridge that straddles the deep gorge near the village of Gurjung, then heads down towards Chhomrong, one of the most scenically captivating Gurung villages in the region, with a pretty stone-paved trail leading the way in and Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, and fishtail looming up in the background.
From Chhomrong the trail begins heading to Annapurna Base Camp in earnest, winding through patches of jungle to Dovan.
The trek from Dovan to Deurali takes the hiker ever closer to the base camp, ascending 600 meters into alpine terrain, the Annapurna range looming larger with each passing hour on the trail.
The most challenging day on the trek waits as the path ascends steadily through to the legendary base camp made famous by the likes of Herzog, Bonnington and Messner. The glorious panoramas and close-up of the Annapurna massif and the nearby glacier are ample reward for the long journey.
The return journey to Bamboo descends by 1800 meters and offers a refreshing perspective on the trail.
After nine days on the trail nothing could seem more restful for tired limbs than the opportunity to ease into the natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda, one of the trek's more delightful bonuses.
The final day of the trek, winding through peaceful farmlands and villages on the way back to Siwai and the return transportation to Pokhara.
A long day's drive by bus that provides numerous scenic opportunities - and thrills - along the way.
Farewell and drop-off at the airport, or the opportunity to join another of our programs.
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.
Me and my friend we had the most best experiences it take 7 days to reach the summit even it was middle of winter our guide MR. Gautam Neupane he managed to make it easier and know Exactly our fitness level and needs with fully satisfied also, the office manager he kept following up with us to insure that we are safe and happy. Thanks for Nepal Trekking Experts and the really thanks and I appreciate what our Brother the guide Gautam did he was more then close friends with high professional communication. cant wait to see you again.
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...