Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most popular and classical trekking destinations in Nepal. The ABC trek is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek which takes you away from the busy city life to the serene and tranquil adventure around the Himalayas. On this trek, you will stand on the lap of the world’s 10th-highest mountain Annapurna (8091m), immersing yourself in it.
The Annapurna trail is the second most visited trek in Nepal after the Everest Base Camp. Thousands of trekkers go to Annapurna Base Camp every year. The Annapurna trekking takes you through the lush rhododendron forests, different climatic zones, diverse landscapes, and culturally enriching villages. It is a lifetime trekking experience one could ever imagine.
- Walk through Annapurna Conservation Area
- Dazzling mountain views of Machhapuchre, Annapurna, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and many more
- Hot spring at Jhinu Danda
- Exploring Pokhara city
- Rich flora and fauna
- Local people, culture, and traditions
ABC Trek Route Overview
Our 14-day trip to Annapurna Base Camp begins with a bus ride to the picturesque city of Pokhara. It takes 6-7 hours to get there from Kathmandu. Upon reaching Pokhara you will be amazed by the beauty of this city. Additionally, the reflection of the Annapurna mountain ranges in the Fewa lake will leave you speechless.
Our second day progressed with a short drive to Nayapul from where our trekking starts. From here onwards we will continue our journey to the Ghorepani passing through beautiful villages like Tikhedhunga, Ulleri, and so forth. Ghorepani is a beautiful famous village in the Annapurna region. Next morning, we will hike to the Poonhill viewpoint to take in the breathtaking panoramic vista of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks. In spring the path is full of blooming rhododendron forests everywhere.
Further walking for a few more days, we make our way to Machhapuchre Base Camp, the last stop before reaching the Annapurna Base Camp. Finally, on the ninth day of the journey, we will reach our main destination Annapurna Base Camp which is at an altitude of 4,130m. Take in the breathtaking vista of Mt. Machhapuchhre and the Annapurna Mountain ranges (6,993m) from the base camp.
We will return back following the same trail passing through Deurali, Dovan, Bamboo, Sinuwa, and Chomrong villages. From Chomrong we will trek to Jhinu Danda and stop there for an overnight stay. After a strenuous nine days of hiking, we shall have a hot bath at Jhinu Danda to soothe our bodies. The following morning, we will hike to Nayapul before taking a private vehicle back to Pokhara.
Pokhara is the major highlight of the Annapurna trek. This is one of the busiest and most popular tourist hubs. We’ll stay in Pokhara for two nights. We use this time to explore Pokhara in the meanwhile. You’ll fall in love while strolling along the lakeshore at night. You might be able to see the Aarati performance at the lakeside as well. Furthermore, Pokhara has endless nightlife. After returning from the hike, we can also visit bars, restaurants, or coffee shops to cap off the adventure on a good note.
Meals and Accommodation
We offer Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) with tea or coffee throughout the trekking period. On the trek, you can enjoy the varieties of continental, Chinese, and Indian cuisines along with the local Nepali dishes. Tibetan bread, eggs, pancakes, dal, bhat, momo, pizza, macaroni, and other menu items are some of the most well-liked dishes.
Note: Non-veg items are not available after Sinuwa village up to the Annapurna Base Camp.
For accommodation, we provide a star-category two-night stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast on the basis of twins sharing. Whereas, during the trek, you will stay at the finest hotel and lodge. Don’t worry, in recent days all the accommodations are well equipped to provide the fundamental needs.
Annapurna Base Camp is located within an Annapurna Conservation Area which means you need permits to trek in this region. There are two different permits required; Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS). The cost for ACAP is NRS 3000 whereas TIMS costs NRS 2000 for independent trekkers and NRS 1000 through an agency. You can purchase these permits from Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Note: Our Company obtains all the necessary permits for the Annapurna Trek.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
Day 2: Drive to Pokhara
Day 3: Drive to Nayapul & Trek to Tikhedunga
Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani
Day 5: Hike to Poon Hill & Trek to Tadapani
Day 6: Trek to Chhomrong
Day 7: Trek to Dovan
Day 8: Trek to Machhapuchre Base Camp
Day 9: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp
Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo
Day 11: Trek to Jhinu dandah
Day 12: Trek to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara
Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu