Second only to Everest in terms of popularity for base camp treks, the Annapurna Base Camp trek offers a stunning amphitheater of soaring peaks at its destination that many aficionados consider at least on a par with the Khumbu outlook towards the looming massif of Everest and Lhotse. With Annapurna I standing supreme at a height of 8091m, and buttressed by its sister peaks as well as Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre, the range presents one of the most dramatic and sweeping vistas in all of the Himalayas.
With a cultivated patchwork of wheat fields and terraced rice paddies carved out of the precipitous mountain sides on the one hand, a pristine and verdant landscape of rhododendron forests, myriad waterfalls, and countless scenic outlooks on the other, the Annapurna Base Camp trek manages to neatly serve the needs of a diverse body of trekking enthusiasts thanks to the relative ease of the journey. Solo travelers male or female, adventurous friends grouped together, families with young children, complete novice or trail-hardened expert — the trek caters to them all.
Armed with the appropriate permits our Annapurna Base Camp Trek commences at the beautiful lake city of Pokhara, from where we head out on the 1.5 hour drive to Nayapul. From there we set out on a picturesque hike through lush jungles and Gurung villages towards Ghorepani and the nearby outlook of Poon Hill, famous throughout the world for offering up one of the most glorious panoramic views of the Himalayas.
After Poon Hill we gradually hike towards Annapurna Base Camp at an altitude of 4130m, where we stand humbled before the natural altar of the massive peaks ranged around and above us. You want perspective? This is it.
The return journey offers a different and refreshing experience and along the way we’ll have the opportunity to avail ourselves of the invigorating hot springs at Jhinu Danda before making our way back to Pokhara.
So if you’re up for a scenically spectacular and culturally diverse trekking experience that’s relatively easy and suitable to all ages then Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the perfect destination for you. Please get in touch with us now and see what we can arrange for this fascinating journey. We think you’ll love it.
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 trek begins after a drive to Nayapul and leads to the beautiful town of Birethanti where trekkers are required to register with their TIMS Card and Annapurna conservation area permits. From there the trail leads out towards Tikhedhunga, passing through a peaceful landscape of villages and farmland, with occasional forays through sections of virgin wilderness dotted with numerous waterfalls.
A suspension bridge heralds the physically challenging ascent on the far side of more than 3000 steps, a two-hour trial through more jungle-clad slopes and waterfalls that lead towards Ghorepani, a superbly sited town with magnificent mountain vistas.
The day's trekking provides one of the journey's major highlights, a visit to Poon Hill to take in one of the most beautiful and panoramic vistas of the Himalayas, with matchless views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna massif at sunrise. After a suitable pause to savor the superb 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 and 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...