Pokhara - Ghandrunk Village - Poon Hill - Annapurna Base Camp - Jinu Danda
4,130 M/13,546 FT
Full board meals on the trek
Tourist Bus/Private Jeep
September to June
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Highlights
- Ascend up to Poon Hill (3210 m) to see 270 degrees Mountain View of Annapurna Himalayan range
- 360-degree mountain view of Annapurna Himalayan range from Annapurna base camp with a large glacier
- Dip into natural hot spring which helps to remove your muscle pain
- Visit traditional Nepalese villages where can have authentic culture experience
- Trekking on dense flower forest where often encounter flora-fauna and wildlife'
Annapurna Base Camp Trek passes thru blooming rhododendron forest, an impressive waterfall, and typical mountain villages and also dip into the natural hot spring on foot of Annapurna mountain range.
Annapurna region trek always mesmerizes the hiker with, its charming nature and authentic Nepalese culture on foot of high Annapurna mountain range. Annapurna base camp trek considers as one the beautiful trekking route on the diverse climate zone in the Himalayas. Also, Annapurna sanctuary trek is second busiest route in Annapurna trekking region after Poon Hill Trek. Trekkers can hike to ABC throughout the year thus each year more than 50 k hiker achieve a goal with reaching ABC. The superb Annapurna base camp can reach in short period of time with hiking on lush and green landscapes on rugged mountains terrain. To conquer base camp of killer mount Annapurna, should follow steeply up unsteady path alongside terraced rice paddies, colorful rhododendron forest and alpine landscapes of Annapurna region.
Annapurna base camp (4130 m) set on the midst of majestic mountains and west corner of Annapurna glacier, and it surrounding by 360-degree mountain views. Annapurna base camp itself is viewpoint and it exposes glorious sunrise and a fiery stunning sunset on above 7000 m peaks namely Annapurna I, Machhapuchhare, Annapurna south, Tharpu Chuli, Annapurna III, Gandharba Chu, etc. There is numerous route to reach Annapurna base camp, one of the popular road stretches to ABC is with Poon hill viewpoint. 10 days Poon Hill Annapurna Base Camp trek is the best physical experience trekking on the Himalayas Base Camp where hiker walk throughout the cultural village, wildflower forest, get a glimpse of the animals and birds and thundering waterfall on the boulder gorge. Also possible to arrive Annapurna base camp in 6 days, it is short Annapurna base camp trek. A journey begins from cultural Ghandruk village then trail extending thru the pristine forest and traditional villages to alpine topography of Annapurna base camp. The sundry scenery and natural sources like hot spring, glacier and mountain vista are the highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek. ABC guide trip always risks free of avalanches, landslide and rock fall, our local guide knows in and out of the route throughout the year.
Day 00: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,428 ft)
30-min ---No--- ---No---
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport receiving by your trek guide with fresh wreath then transfer to your hotel. Your trek guide stays standby at the airport with your name on the signboard. After arriving the hotel have own time until official meeting an evening. An evening meeting with your trek guide and brief about the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Day 00: Kathmandu – Pokhara (850 m/2,788 ft)
7-8 Hrs Drive or 20-min flight ---No--- ---No---
Pokhara can be reached by overland and air, a driver gives you the best overland trip of Nepal. Kathmandu to Pokhara drive takes around 8 hours on good condition road, the road would be pretty busy high chance to stuck in the traffic. Pokhara drive is totally picturesque with offering mountain panorama, lush and green landscapes of hilly terrain. Also, enjoy to see adventure lover doing white water rafting on the sacred Trishuli River.
Pokhara city is connected by air where the local flight provides services from morning to late afternoon. A-20 minute flight rendering panoramic mountain view of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Annapurna mountain range and 6th tallest mount Dhaulagiri. After reaching Pokhara transfer to your hotel near to Phewa Lake called Lakeside. Then later an evening enjoys walking around Lakeside street.
Day 01: Pokhara – Ulleri (1,950 m/6,390 ft)
3 Hrs drive then 3 Hrs Trek B/L/D with hot drinks Lodge/Guesthouse
Annapurna base camp trek begins with a short drive to Nayapul, a brief drive offers breathtaking mountain vista of Annapurna mountain range. A hike starts from sub-tropical climate then walking aside of Burungi River throughout cluster Nepalese village. Also crossing bridges which connect each other villages. We also stopping en route village (Hile, Tikhedunga, Ramghai) for stretching legs, tea break and lunch be arriving Ulleri. You will be enjoying to see mesmerize scenery on Annapurna foothill.
Day 02: Ulleri – Gorepani (2,850 m/9,348 ft)
6 Hrs trek B/L/D with hot drinks Lodge/Guesthouse
Today is a tough day of your trek ascending to 1300mtrs. As you trek along you pass typical villages, wide landscape, crossing a suspension bridges and ascending to Uller. From Ulleri the trail takers you through lush green forest where you may see wild animals and colorful birds before reaching Ghorepani. From Gorepani you will see the beautiful Himalayan range.
Day 03: Ghorepani – Poon Hill - Tadapani (2,610 m/8,560 ft)
5-6 hrs trek B/L/D with hot drinks Lodge/Guesthouse
Today is an exiting day of your trek. Early morning is a trek to Poon Hill the view point where you see the awesome sunrise view over the Himalayan range: including western region highest mountain Dhaulagiri, Annapurna range, Nilgiri range, Machhapuchhare, Manaslu and other peaks. After breakfast the trek takes you up hill through dense forest Deurali and then descending to Tadapani.
Day 04: Tadapani – Chhomrong – Sinuwa (2,360 m/7,740 ft)
5/6 Hrs Trek B/L/D with hot drinks Lodge/Guesthouse
The day begins with superb sunrise on nearby mountains, then the trailhead descending into a dense rhododendron forest and traditional local villages on jagged mountains. Upon crossing an iron bridge over the pristine river which follows down from the hidden lake, an Annapurna base camp road goes moderate up thru cultivate landscapes to Chhomrong village. You discovering amazing travel experience throughout the day to Sinuwa. On lunch hour enjoy to see the magnificent view of mountains and then walking down to a stream which comes from Annapurna south. From here ascending up to Sinuwa village which takes around 45 minutes.
Day 05: Sinuwa – Bamboo – Dovan – Hotel Himalayan (2,820 m/9,250 ft)
5-6 Hrs Trek B/L/D with hot drinks Lodge/Guesthouse
After breakfast leave from the lodge, follow the footprint of legendary climber Maurice Herzog inside the heavy mixed vegetation to Hotel Himalayan. We traverse alongside the Modi River also passes lodges Bamboo, Dovan and finally arrive Himalayan. While walking on the green forest high chance to encounter verities of birds and several animals on the Annapurna conservation area. Local entrepreneur running two lodges with basic hospitality. Also get spectacular view of Fishtail.
Day 06: Hotel Himalayan – Deurali – Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3,740 m/12,267 ft)
5-6 Hrs Trek B/L/D with hot drinks Lodge/Guesthouse
The trailhead Machhapuchre base camp is commonly climbing up on the boulder gully. Alongside passes a large waterfall and get green-blue color wild Modi River on bottom of Hinku cave. Stop to admire the breathtaking view at Deurali where few tea houses are available with basic lodge accommodation. Trek continues on Modi River channel on bamboo shrubs and oak trees to MBC with a pleasant view of Himalayan Monal. We sleep Machhapuchhare base camp (3740 m) and stay-away from altitude sickness risk. An evening enjoys to see splendid and stunning sunset on Annapurna mountains.
Day 07: MBC – Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m/13,545 ft) – Himalayan (2,820 m/9,250 ft)
5-6 Hrs Trek B/L/D with hot drinks Lodge/Guesthouse
From lodge follow a broader trail which contains gentle climb up on grassy meadow, often see sheep grazing. We are hiking in cold temperature till Annapurna base camp, on your hike it exposes magnificent sunrise on Annapurna I and neighboring peaks. While stopping ABC, can have delightful breakfast after that returned back to MBC to collect the luggage and then trek resume to Himalayan camp via Deurali village.
Day 08: Himalayan – Bamboo – Jhinu Danda (1,320 m/4,329 ft)
6 Hrs Trek B/L/D with hot drinks Lodge/Guesthouse
A trailhead to Jhinu hot spring contains up and down thru forest and villages, also crossing the saggy suspension bridges. The route tracing into the dense rhododendron forest with passing Dovan, Bamboo and Sinuwa. From here passes locals village where get a chance to learn about Nepalese culture. Enjoy to see picturesque sights of Chhomrong village on far distance above the potatoes farm. The last section of the hike is steeply descending on a steady path to Jhinuwa village. After keeping luggage in the lodge side trek to natural hot spring on the bank of Modi river.
Day 09: Jhinu Danda – Landruk – Pothana (1,900 m/6,232 ft)
6-7 Hrs Trek B/L/D with hot drinks Lodge/Guesthouse
Walking alongside rough Modi River till Himalpani via New Bridge, from here ascending up right through Landruk and Tolkha village. As getting higher above the steamy rice terrace valley, wide-range scenery appear contains river, mountains and exclusive terrain. On arrival, Pritam Deurali can see another branch trail leading to Mardi Himal base camp now a short walk to Pothana village.
Day 10: Pothana – Dhampus Village – Pokhara (850 m/2788 ft)
3 Hrs Trek then 1 Hrs Drive B/L/D with hot drinks ---No---
You will have grand panoramic mountains vista including Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna range, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu. Then walking down across Dhampus village and finally arrive Phedi then drive back to Pokhara. After room, check-in explores Lakeside and enjoy an evening with your trekking crew.
Day 00: Pokhara – Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,428 ft)
7-8 Hrs drive or 30-Min flight ---No--- ---No---
Pokhara to Kathmandu is only 200 km far, the road is fairly zigzag in the hilly terrain. Overland trip to Kathmandu takes around 7-8 hours by bus/car, it is completely scenic journey also exposing cultivate landscapes, dotted villages, and the Himalayas. For the comfortable and easy access to Kathmandu possible to travel by flight which takes only 20-min. Upon arriving Kathmandu transferring to your hotel, then have own time for shopping and relax.
Day 00: Departure
30-Minute ---No--- ---No---
The fascinating adventure and cultural exploration Annapurna Base Camp Trek end here by today. We hope you had a memorial and fantastic adventure with us in the Himalayas. As per your international flight scheduled transfer to Kathmandu airport 4 hours before the flight time.
Note: If you willing to do scenic mountain flight to see Mt. Everest or willing to do one-day thrilling white water rafting. We can help to organize.
- International and domestic airport transfer services
- Annapurna Base Camp Trek Permits (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers' Information Management Systems)
- English speaking licensed trekking guide with salary, insurance, personal equipment, lodging and fooding
- Trekking equipment's sleeping bag, down jacket and trek pole on returning basic
- Three meals a day during the trek in the mountains (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with a cup of hot drinks)
- Fresh fruits Apple, Banana, Orang and snack
- Exclusive first aid box
- Pokhara to beginning point of trek by private jeep and drive back to Pokhara by car
- Farewell dinner organize at authentic Nepalese restaurant with live cultural show
- Basic twin sharing lodge accommodation during the trek in the mountains
What's not included?
- Travel and medical insurance
- Kathmandu and Pokhara accommodation and meal
- Personal expenses hot shower, laundry, internet, telephone, battery charge, heater charge etc
- Porter to carry your luggage
- All the drinks soft and hards
- Tips for guide and porter
Accommodation and Meals of Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Basic neat and clean well-furnished lodge and guesthouse are available with both English and a squat toilet. It is a teahouse trek where you will be sleeping in a lodge and also eating at a local restaurant. You could buy snacks, drinks en route local shops. Also, Wi-Fi and phone connectivity on several places also can charge your electronic device at extra cost. During the night's power supply from hydro and solar power. Annapurna base camp package trek can choose any meals from the menu with a hot drink. Different type of rooms like single/twin/triple/quarter is available.
Annapurna base camp trek difficulty and requires physical fitness
The road to tenth highest mount Annapurna base camp is defined as a moderate grade in the Himalayas. The route holds lots of twists walking against ascending up on stone stair path and downward on grit trail into the dense forest and typical villages. Any good physical shape folk can enjoy Annapurna base camp trek into the pristine nature of Annapurna conservation area. A hiker should do pre-training at back home with hitting gym, jogging, cycling, swimming and cardio exercise for better respiration on low oxygen area.
Getting to and Exit from Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Beautiful Pokhara city is a gateway of Annapurna trekking where Annapurna base camp trek also begins. All the local airlines are operating a daily flight from Kathmandu, morning to late afternoon. By road Pokhara connected from all the other main cities also borders of India and Tibet.
Beyond Pokhara, there are the different starting point of trek which depends on the traveler's period of time. ABC trek duration depends on the route you take on, basically can be done from 6 to 12 days. So there is the various starting place of the trek. The classical route goes via Poon Hill then after accomplishing base camp of world 10th highest mountains returning to Pokhara with passing Dhampus village. Short Annapurna base camp path goes alongside Modi River also trekking throughout historical Ghandruk village. En route dipping into the natural hot spring, it helps to remove leg pain. Annapurna sanctuary trek exit with taking a jeep back to Pokhara, private and shared jeep are departure to Pokhara from these villages Landruk, Ghandruk, Siwai, Kyumi, Kimche. Dhampus and Phedi.