Pristine Nepal Treks & expedition offers Annapurna base camp trek for all types of trekkers who want to touch the 10th highest mountain base camp in their life. It is organized by an expert, honest, & dedicated team with more than 15 years’ experience. Annapurna base camp trek is one of the most beautiful trekking trail in the world within Annapurna Himalaya Nepal. It is located in the west part of Nepal. It is well-known as Annapurna Sanctuary as well.
|Max Elevation||4,130 m|
|Activities||Trekking,Culture,Flora & Fauna|
|Trekking Permits||ACAP Permit, TIMS Card|
|Region||Annapurna, West Nepal|
|Other Information||Good introduction to Trekking; outstanding scenery|
Trekking in Nepal is the most popular for an adventure trip. There are all types of trekking in Nepal from easy to difficult. Annapurna base camp trek is moderate for average people. But it always offers beautiful mountain views, rich Nepali culture, flora-fauna, and geographical ups and downs. This area is very rich in water sources which are from the Annapurna Himalaya. And this is the best territory for hundreds of wildlife.
Normally, you will start this adventure trip from Kathmandu’s arrival. Then, next day drive to beautiful lake city Pokhara by tourist bus. You can have one overnight here. A short drive reaches to Nayapul to start your real trekking through old village Birethanti. Ulleri, a Magar village invites you a real challenge with 3,200 series of stone steps.
Ghorepani-Poonhill offers an amazing sun rising view on Dhaulagiri & Annapurna Himalaya. You will walk through Rhododendron forest at most of the time in this area which one has colorful full bloom in the spring season. You should follow Modi River gorge after Sinuwa all the time till the Annapurna base camp. Annapurna base camp is situated on the lap of south Annapurna & Himchuli. Annapurna I 8,091m (10th highest in the world) is just in front of you in North-west from its base camp 4,130m.
Finally, you will head down to same way till Chhomrong and trek to Nayapul via Jhinu. Nowadays, there is new road construction and you can have a bus, jeep from Siwai too before Nayapul. So a short drive will bring you to again in Pokhara. Then you may have a tourist bus to Kathmandu after an amazing trek in Annapurna base camp with life experience.
How much does it cost to Annapurna base camp trek?
Pristine Nepal Treks & Expedition is one of the best trekking agency in Nepal for price & service. There are no hidden charges. It is middle-man free. It is only $799 per person on the basis of two trekkers for Annapurna base camp trek with an all-inclusive price. You can check out our cost inclusion section for this price.
Many international travel agencies charge very expensively for Annapurna base camp trek. There are many local agencies as well, comparatively local agencies are far cheaper than international agencies but if they are really cheap please be careful, maybe they will not have good service and they do not pay well to workers. Actually, international agencies hire those cheap local travel agencies in Nepal.
Is it hard to get to the Annapurna base camp?
It is easy to moderate for average people. Some parts are a bit hard for city base people. But walk slowly it will be absolutely fine. Of course, you need to be healthy & strong to climb over 4,130m above sea level.
How long does it take to get an Annapurna base camp?
Normally, you need 9 to 10 days only for trekking. You need two more days traveling to & from Kathmandu by tourist bus. You need to fly in Kathmandu & fly out from. So two weeks is recommended for A.B.C trek. There is a possibility to have a short trek to A.B.C within 10 days for all but there could be a high risk of high altitude problems.
On arrival in Kathmandu received by Pristine Nepal staff and guide for a short drive to your hotel at Thamel the hub of Kathmandu city where many hotels, restaurants, trekking gear shops, stores, bars, cafes, souvenir shops, art gallery, travel agencies are located. Our guide or group leader will brief with information regarding Upper Mustang trekking, hotels, culture with do’s and don’ts.
Annapurna Base Camp trek begins with an interesting and exciting overland drive on Nepal’s busy highway to reach scenic Pokhara, the journey leads past farm villages and towns with views of mountains. Drive finally eaches Pokhara and then transfer to your hotel near the pristine and beautiful Phewa Lake where most of the nice hotels are located.
(option: by air takes 30 minutes of scenic flight to Pokhara with alluring views of mountains and landscapes)
Morning a short drive of two hours to Nayapul to begin our trek passing lovely Bhirethati village located by Modi River, from here walk through farm villages coming across trekkers, mules and donkey trains, our route leads to farm areas and villages, waterfalls then reaching at Tirkhedhunga for overnight halt in a nice lodge after a pleasant day walks of few hours.
Starting the morning walk with a climb on series of stone steps for an hour or more to reach Ulleri village, a moderate size MAGAR village with typical traditional Nepalese style slated roofs built of mud/stones. From here walk leads to a slow climb into pristine and cool rhododendron, pine forest area to reach Ghorepani village, located on a high ridge within beautiful rhododendron trees. This village populated by Poon people of Magar tribe, a famous spot for Poon Hill view top which is an hour hike with a climb.
Early before the sunrise hike to the top at Poon Hill to catch the striking sunrise over a range of Himalayan peaks of world 7th highest Dhaulagiri-10th highest Annapurna with a range of peaks includes world 8th highest Manaslu with towering Machhapuchare peak “Fish Tail”. After an enjoyable and exciting time with eye-catching views from Poon Hill, head back to Ghorepani and continue uphill walk for an hour and then downhill into a gorge through a cool forest to reach at Tadapani for an overnight stop.
Morning catching super views of Annapurna with Fish Tail peak walk leads through lovely forest and then downhill on winding path to Chomrong village with views of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and towering Mt. Machhapuchare “ Fish Tail”
After a long descend to Komrong River valley, and then climb leads through terraced farm areas after an hour uphill reaching a level path with stone paved, a gradual walk leads at the top of Chomrong with short descend to reach the main Chomrong village for an overnight stop. Chomrong a large Gurung village, famous as Gorkha soldiers in UK and Indian armies, besides as gallant soldiers they are farmers and Sheppard’s of Tibetan Buddhist religion and origin. This is a large and last permanent Gurung village before Annapurna base camp the places on route from Chomrong are a temporary settlement to cater the need of trekkers with the lodge and guest houses all the way to Annapurna base camp.
Morning walk downhill to a river, then crossing a short bridge heading up to reach at Sinuwa at 2,360m, a lonely spot with few shops and nice lodges walk from here leads into cool forested area of oaks-rhododendron and pines trees and then a short steep descend to Bamboo a small settlement with 5-6 lodges surrounded by bamboo trees, beside Modi River gorge. After Bamboo, an hour or more of slow climb brings at Dovan for overnight stop located within Modi River Gorge with a couple of lodge for overnight stay.
After a nice overnight stop at Dovan with the sound of raging Modi River, morning walk leads higher through thickly forested area reaching Himalaya Hotel located beneath Huichuli peak and large overhanging Hinko Cave. From downhill by the Modi River crossing ablation of old avalanches of the rocky moraine, then a short climb brings at Deurali after leaving the gorge area to more wide open area. From Deurali after lunch stop heading higher leaving the tree lines behind following the raging glacial Modi River all the way to Machhapuchare base camp at 3,700 m high for an overnight stop, located beneath towering North Face of the Fish Tail Mountain.
Finally, our walk this morning leads into famous and picturesque Annapurna Sanctuary where Annapurna Base Came located. MBC the starting point of the sanctuary, as the walk leads higher ground for few hours and then entering the sanctuary with an amphitheater of peaks that surrounded this amazing place.
After few hours of pleasant walk brings you to the highest spot of this adventure at Annapurna base camp with 4,130 meters elevation. Afternoon a enjoy and relax with the views of Annapurna I 8,091m, Annapurna South 7,219m, Gangapurna 7,455m, and Annapurna III 7,555m, including Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish-tail) 6,993m stretch up towards Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli and Fluted Peaks or Singu Chuli.
After a memorable and enjoyable moment at base camp within Annapurna Sanctuary retrace the journey back with more downhill walks and then back into tree lines to reach at Bamboo for an overnight stop.
From Bamboo leaving the Modi River and the gorge behind climb up to Khuldi-Ghar into a forested area, and then a short gradual walk to Sinuwa Danda, from here descend to Chomrong River and then climb on steps to Chomrong for lunch stop.
After Chomrong a short climb to the top ridge and then changing our direction from here with an alternative route to reach Pokhara, a short downhill walk brings at scenic and lovely Jhinu village for an overnight stop, located on a ridge top with views of surrounding landscapes and rolling green hills. A short descent of 25 minutes reaches you at hot-spring by the Modi River.
Last day for walking to Nayapul, Morning walk leads downhill to Komrong River for a half hour & follow Modi River all the way to Nayapul. Or you may take a public bus from Siwai to Nayapul as well. And you will have a private vehicle from Nayapul to Pokhara. Enjoy beautiful Pokhara & stay overnight.
Depart from lovely Pokhara for interesting and exciting overland journey to Kathmandu after a fantastic time at Annapurna Base Camp & Poon Hill Panorama trekking, after six to seven hours of nice pleasant ride reaches you at Kathmandu, then transfer to your hotels with an afternoon free at leisure for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.
(Option by air takes 30 minutes of scenic flight to Pokhara with alluring views of mountains and landscapes)
Last day in amazing Nepal country, as per your international flight time depart from the hotel where Pristine Nepal staff transfer you to the airport, after a greatly enjoyable and memorable time at Annapurna base camp with quality services and guidance of Pristine Nepal.