Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp trek route explores the lush forests and local villages on many occasions. The bio-diversity of the Annapurna Conservation Area is also an attraction.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the beautiful trekking packages in Nepal with loads of fun and adventure. This trek offers you beautiful views of snow-capped mountains. This trek takes you to the highest altitude of 4130m.
The trek puts together the exploration of many villages on the way along with their unique culture. It is a shorter and easier trek in comparison to other high-altitude treks.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. So, there are plenty of lodges and the trails are also in good condition. So, anyone with an average physical condition can do the trek. Similarly, the spring and autumn seasons are the best times to go on the ABC Trek.
We, at Eternal Himalaya, have been providing tourists with quality services for many years. We have experienced guides and porters who will help you on the trip. Our company also offers trips to many places in Nepal.
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- Airport picks up and drop by private vehicle.
- 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
- 2 nights’ accommodation in Pokhara with a bed and breakfast basis.
- Kathmandu sightseeing by Private guide and private transportation
- Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by private transportation.
- All ground transportation by private vehicle.
- Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
- All necessary paper works, conservation area, and restricted area entry permits.
- All accommodations in hotels, lodges/tea houses during the trek.
- An experienced Government licensed guide and porters.
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Farewell dinner with typical Nepali restaurant
- All government taxes.
Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m) and transfer to hotel
You will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport where a company representative will come to greet you. Then, you will proceed to your hotel where you can rest. Later, you can also go around the block for explorations. You can go shop for souvenirs or go for experiencing the city atmosphere.
Drive to Pokhara (820m) by Tourist bus, 7 hours' drive (Option: private transport or domestic flight)
We shall head to Pokhara today. You have the option of either going there by public vehicle or by flight. Upon arrival in Pokhara, transfer to your hotel. You can spend the remainder of the day by visiting sites such as Davis Falls, Phewa Lake, and the World Peace pagoda if you choose to fly. Overnight in Pokhara.
Drive to Siwar by bus and trek to Chhomrong (2,170m), and 2 hours' drive and 5 hours walk.
The trek commences from today and we will take a bus that leads to Siwar. This village sits above the original starting point of Nayapul and is quite popular among trekkers. Collect your luggage and walk on the road to Chhomrong. The route goes through the Kimrong Khola along with a picturesque view of the Chere Danda. Chhomrong is a small Gurung settlement in the Annapurna region. Overnight in Chhomrong.
Trek to Bamboo (2,335m) Walking 6 hours.
The trail takes us north towards Bamboo. From Chhomrong, we descend along with countless stone steps before finally arriving at the Chhomrong Khola. After resting a while at the Chhomrong Khola, we begin the uphill trek to Sinuwa. As we navigate through dense forests, we reach the small settlement of Bamboo. There are small teahouses and lodges at Bamboo so be sure to book it. Overnight in Bamboo.
Trek to Deurali (3,230m) Walking 5 hours.
We have breakfast in Bamboo by admiring the lush forests of Bamboo which are shrouded in fog in the morning. The trail leads us through the Himalaya village and it is a steep climb till the Hinku village. After another hour of steep walking, we shall reach Deurali. The residents in these parts are mostly Gurung and Tamang who are involved in tourism and animal husbandry. Overnight in Deurali.
Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m). Walking 4/5 hours.
We shall head to the main destination of the trek which is the Annapurna base camp. The uphill climb initially takes us to Machhapuchhre Base Camp, and, from there, the surreal view of Machhapuchhre (6997m) is simply amazing. After crossing the MBC, we shall arrive at Annapurna Base Camp after trekking through the steep trail. From the base camp, you can enjoy the views of the mountains in Annapurna and Langtang ranges. Overnight in Annapurna Base Camp.
Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,335m). Walking 6 hours.
From Annapurna Base Camp, we retrace our steps back to Bamboo. The path is mostly downhill and along the way, we are blessed with views of mountains like Annapurna (8091m), Gangapurna (7454m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m) among others. We shall take a quick break at Deurali and then continue the journey until we reach Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo.
Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,760m), walking 6 hours
The road from Bamboo takes us to Sinuwa first and then across the Chhomrong village via the Chhomrong Khola. From here, the trail descends along the Annapurna Conservation Area to take a different route to Jhinu. We shall reach the Jhinu Danda which is famous among the locals for being the best place to relax in the hot springs. Spend some quality time in the Jhinu Danda. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.
Trek to Siwar and drive back to Pokhara (820m), 5 hours walk and 2.30 hours' drive
The road to Siwar sees numerous twists and turns. The hike from Jhinu Danda to Siwar sees numerous downhill tracks and some climbs. The trail is comparatively easy though. At Siwar, we shall have our lunch and then get on a bus that leads to Pokhara. At Pokhara, you can take a much-deserved rest. Overnight in Pokhara.
Drive to Kathmandu (1,300m) by Tourist Bus 7 hours (Option: private transport or domestic flight) |Farewell Dinner
From Pokhara, we shall aim to reach Kathmandu today. You can travel either by plane or by bus. The journey shows amazing glimpses of the green hills and gorgeous surroundings all the way to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you can choose to explore the UNESCO world heritage sites like Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, or Boudhanath. In the evening, the company will host you a farewell dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Transfer to airport for final departure
Today, we bid each other farewell with best wishes. A company representative picks you up and drop you off at the airport in time for your trip. Your trip is over today and we hope to travel with you again.
Highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The trek explores the lush forests and local villages on many occasions. The bio-diversity of the Annapurna Conservation Area is also an attraction. Likewise, the panorama of the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre or Fishtail, Lamjung, and Nilgiri ranges are the highlight of the trek. The ABC trek heads to the base camps of two mountains: namely, Annapurna I (8091m) and Mt. Fishtail (6997m).
Annapurna Base Camp Trek at a glance
The trip begins as you drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Another short drive to Siwai signals the start of the trek. Trekking along the Modi River, you pass Chhomrong and head to Bamboo. The teahouses and human settlements start to thin out while you make way to Deurali. Thereafter, the trip meets alpine vegetation when trekking towards the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The view of the Mt. Fishtail (6997m) is surreal from the base camp. Further, a challenging trail leads to the Annapurna Base Camp. Here, the Annapurna Himalayas surround the base camp and offer blissful environment. As the descent begins, you make a stop at the natural hot springs of Jhinu Danda and head to Pokhara.
Geography : Forest/Mountain/Hills
Location : Kaski
Level of Difficulty : Moderate
Duration of Trek : 11 days
Max Altitude : 4,130 m
Religions : Hindu/Buddhist
Ethnic People : Gurung/Magar
Accommodation : Lodge/Guest House
Transportation : Tourist Bus/Private Vehicle/Flight
Minimum Pax : 2
- Explore the numerous natural landmarks of the Pokhara valley
- Observe the panoramic views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges along with Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m)
- Enjoy Gurung culture and hospitality on the trek
- Trek through the enchanting Annapurna Conservation Area
Panorama of the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre or Fishtail, Lamjung, and Nilgiri ranges are the highlight of the trek. The ABC trek heads to the base camps of two mountains: namely, Annapurna I (8091m) and Mt. Fishtail (6997m) are major one.