Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the best trekking destination in the world, the trail passes through cascading waterfalls, beautiful villages, terraced farmlands, lush rhododendron forests, and amazing mountain vistas before reaching the base of the mighty Annapurna. This offers enough time to witness the staggeringly beautiful snow covered peaks of all the Annapurna giants that encircle the basin Mountains in Annapurna region from the central core but it is not the tallest because they rise in the heart of Himalayas. Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna IV etc are some of the mountains in Annapurna region. The Annapurna base camp trek also guarantees you fun, pleasure and a magnificent insight about the natural and cultural heritages of the tiny Himalayan country, Nepal. It is one of the most beautiful treks passing through the diverse ethnic group’s culture and verify vegetation forest and wildlife.

To reach Annapurna region, we need to follow the trial of terraced lands, dense beautiful forest of rhododendron, Gurung community traditional and cultural villages. The trek start from Nayapul about 1 hour 30 minutes drives from Pokhara. Pokhara recognized as the beautiful city of whole Nepal is the Gateway of Annapurna base camp trekking, you feel saturated by nature and unidentifiable calm in the heart and soul. The main part of Ghandruk valley is on the top of the ridge, more than 500m above. Mostly our path will be the highlands of Annapurna region, we may have the problem, so our body temperature should be accumulated according to the altitude. So that the problem neither may nor arise during the trek.

Firstly we will reach to Nayapul. Then Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrung, Deurali and lastly to Annapurna base camp. We will be in many view points. Among them, Poonhill will be the most beautiful view point from where we can see the combination of more than 10 snow covered mountains serially. Since our trial goes clockwise we will not return back the same way. To end our trek from Annapurna base camp, our returning way will be Bamboo. The trail finally stumbles across moraines and reaches the world of ice and snow Annapurna Sanctuary from where you will see incredible 360-degree views of the Annapurna ranges and above the massive Annapurna glacier. Collecting lifetime experience, we retrace from Annapurna Base camp to Chomrong and then to the Jhinu Danda where is the natural hot spring and you can enjoy the small bath pools, from here The trail leads to a rhododendron forest and passes through charming villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung,& Magar. Generally, Annapurna Base camp trekking is considered at moderate trekking because our trek will be at high altitude but not in the difficult path. The month of September, October, November, December, March, April, May and February will be the most favorable time to do the trek in this region. Nepal Base Camp Treks is always on your front foot to help by making you trek in Annapurna base camp throughout the year. We will make your trekking schedule according to your holiday with the provision of best trekking guide for you. This amazing trek finishes at Phedi from where we take a short drive to Pokhara.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Pick up from Pokhara airport or bus park and transfer your Hotel (900m)
Day 02: Drive to Nayapul 55km and Trek to hot spring (1730m)
Day 03: Trek from hot spring to Dovan (2600m)
Day 04: Trek from Dovan to Machhauchhare base camp (3700m)
Day 05: Trek from MBC to Annapurna base camp (4130m) and trek back to Dovan (2600m)
Day 06: Trek from Dovan to Chhomrung (2170m
Day 07: Trek from Chhomrung to Ghandruk (1990m)
Day 08: Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara (900m)

Day 01: Pokhara Pick Pokhara airport or bus park and transfer your Hotel (900m)

From Pokhara Airport you will be transferred to your hotel & you will invite to visit our office for briefing about the each day program & you will receive your Annapurna Conservation Permits and TIMS.

Day 02: Drive to Nayapul 55km and Trek to hot spring (1730m)

After having breakfast early in the morning drive to Nayapul and you will start your trek to Tikedhunga. At a 30minutes walk from Nayapul you will reach to Birethati, here you have to show your trekking permit and TIMS in the National Park Office. After a short stop, and trail slightly goes hot sparing, follow the Modi Khola, the village of Sauli Bazar, Queme new bridge and finally crossing several rice field beautifully settled hamlets and reach to hot sparing jhinu danda and overnight at Lodge.

Day 03: Trek from hot sparing to Dovan (2600m)

After morning breakfast in hot sparing trail slightly goes uphill to Chhomrung. The sanctuary trail goes uphill to modikhola valley and then continues jhinu danda near hot spring before steeps climbs to Taklung village and further uphill to Chhomrung village. Chhomrung at 2210m last permanent settlement in the valley and the trail drops down a set of stone steps to Chhomrung Khola and than uphill to Sinuwa and on through rhododendron forest to Kuldi (2470m). The trek now enters the upper modikhola valley. The section of the trail is a bottleneck and only few lodges in the Bamboo, which opening during the high season. In the winter it is very common find snow from this point. From here one walks to Dovan and overnight at lodge

Day 04: Trek from Dovan to Machhauchhare base camp (3700m)

From the Dovan via Himalaya hotel it’s on to Hinko (3100m) then to lodge at Deurali at the gate way to Sanctuary. At the Machhauchhare base camp isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted and there is decent accommodation available. Some time altitude sickness will start from here to heading uphill to Annapurna base camp.

Day 05: Trek from MBC to Annapurna base camp (4130m) and trek back to Dovan (2600m)

The trail leads you uphill to Annapurna base camp at 4130m and it will take 3 hours and better to do early in the day before clouds roll in. if there is snow trail is difficult to follow. The lodge you can get here very crowded at high of the trekking season. The frozen dawn is best observed from the glacier moraine from your lodge and trek downhill to Dovan via Machhauchhare base camp, Deurali, Himalaya Hotel and arrive Dovan overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Dovan to Chhomrung (2170m

after morning breakfast in Dovan trail leads you to Sinuwa via bamboo. Which is 3 hour walking from Dovan through Rhododendron forest and Himalayan Bamboo? Small tea/coffee or cold drinks breaks in Sinuwa the trail directly goes downhill to Chhomrung Khola, cross Chhomrung Khola and trail directly goes uphill to Chhomrung village with the set of stone steps.

Day 07: Trek from Chhomrung to Ghandruk (1990m)

After morning breakfast in Chhomrung say good bye to modikhola upper valley and trail leads you to Kim rung Khola. First part of the trail take through rural mountain village and directly drops you to Kim rung Khola and  trail goes directly uphill to Kim rung hill through rhododendron forest. Short break in Kim rung hill trail slightly turn to beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk village decorated with Buddhist monasteries, Chorten and prayer flag. Celebrate your trekking with Gurung culture and traditions.

Day 08: Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara (900m) 

After morning breakfast the trail leads you downhill for about three hours; the trail has some small tea house. Prolong your walk to reach Birethati. With a half an hour walk arrive to Nayapul with private vehicle transfer to you hotel & visit our office for the certificate!

Day 09: Departure/Next Trip

ABC Treks have made every effort to keep our price as competitive as possible, by still providing an excelling service to our customer. We pay our porters and guide the legal wages agreed with the porters union, our trekking staffs are some of the best paid in Nepal which allow us to attract only the best guides and porters and we have the same amount of Insurance for guide and porter which is more than Government fixed amount. All our price are net and there is no hidden cost everything is clear on cost includes and excludes this is the main reason all our customer are happy with our service. For up to date cost for the trip please contact us.

What’s included in the Cost:
Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing, and medicine.
Twin sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
Daily Meals are chosen from the Menu (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit.
TIMS Trekking Permit (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Annapurna Trek
Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
ABC Treks duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre- meeting at our office)
Pokhara to treks start point Nayapul and trek finish point Phedi to Pokhara transport by Private vehicle
Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu transport by tourist bus. (if you want to take a flight or want to travel by private vehicle is available, by adding extra cost)
Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
ABC Treks Gifts (T-shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
Welcome/Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

Extra Cost to Consider:
Lunch and dinner in Pokhara.
Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa upon arrival at the Airport.
International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Mineral/hot water, desserts.
Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
Personal trekking gears
Any expense for early returning member due to sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of Internal flights, floods, strike etc.
Tips & Gratitude for tour/ trekking staffs and driver

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