Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 11 Days/10 Nights

Trip Code: HAT20

Trip Type:
Nepal Moderate Treks

Maximum Altitude:
4130m

Durations:
11 Day

Trip Starts:
Pokhara

Trip Ends:
Pokhara

Accomodation:
Lodges

Best Time For Travel:
Best in March to May and September to November

Trip Over View

The Annapurna region provides you with unparalleled access to the snowy and dominating Himalayan peaks; so breathtakingly high you won't believe your eyes. This is one of the best treks in Nepal, with many experienced trekkers referencing the Annapurna Range as their favorite in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp is surrounded by a collection of awe-inspiring peaks; with the south face of Annapurna I (8,091m) taking centre stage in a natural amphitheatre perfectly shaped to showcase the many beautiful talents of this trek. Watch in awe as the trail takes you through an ever-changing landscape of rice fields, misty forests and tiny local villages.
With your experienced guide and porter you will begin your journey from Pokhara, a beautiful and peaceful city set in the glacial valley in the lap of the Annapurna Mountains, and take a short drive to the beginning of the trail at Nayapul or Phedi.
View of Mount Everest
From here you will ascend the well-trodden trails through terraced farmland and traditional villages; climbing through ancient oak and rhododendron forests and splashing across sparkling streams and waterfalls. Observe the hedonistic beauty of this area 24/7 as the world of snow and ice starts to unfold above and around you. The combination of pretty villages and terraced fields of millet and rice, coupled by the majestic splendor of Machapuchare (6,993m), Annapurna I and Hiunchuli (6,441m) make this an extremely rewarding trek. 
The route involves ascend to Machapuchare Base Camp (3,700m) on the lateral moraine of Annapurana South glacier. The steady climb up to Annapurna Base Camp reveals the full splendor of this natural amphitheatre. Once the destination is reached you will be overwhelmed by the 360 degree views of the Hiamalayas. A truly unforgettable experience. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Pokhara-Tikhedhunga(1527m/5010ft- 5hrs)

Day 02: Tikhedhunga-Gorepani (2750m/9020ft-6hrs)

Day 03: Gorepani-Poonhill-Tadapani (2700m/8856ft-6hrs)

Day 04: Tadapani-Chhomrong (217m/7118ft-6hrs)

Day 05: Chomrong–Dovan (2600m/8528ft-6.5hrs)

Day 06: Dovan-Deurali (3231m/10598ft-4hrs)

Day 07: Deurali-Machhapuchhre Base camp-Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13546ft-5hrs))

Day 08: Annapurna Base camp-Bamboo (2335m/7659ft- 7hrs)

Day 09: Bamboo-Jhinu Danda (1780m/5839ft-5.5hrs)

Day 10: Jhini Danda-Tolkha (1700m/5576ft-6hrs)

Day 11: Tolkha-Pokhara- 5 hrs trek and 30 minutes drive.

 

Day 01: Pokhara - Tikhedhunga (1527m/5010ft-5hrs)

After breakfast, we take a 90 minute (approx) drive to Nayapul (48km) through the mountainous circumference of Lumle. We then arrive at the town of Birethanti after a hike of about 20 minutes, a town both large and thriving. After lunch we ascend gradually up the side of the valley, getting to Hiley which is situated at 1495m. We arrive in Thikhedhunga and stay overnight. 

Day 02: Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani (2750m/9020ft-6hrs)

After a 7am breakfast we head to Ghorepani, the path crosses a stream called Bhurungdi Khola and then we begin through the extended vertical climb to the immense village of Ulleri which is situated at 2070m. This Ulleri village belongs to the ethnic group called Magar. Above the village, the path mounts smoothly through pastures and farming feilds and then prolongs in the course of glorious rhodondendron and oak forests. We come to Nange Thanti-our lunch spot - Thanti is Nepali word which means "rest place". The path can be covered up with snow during the winter. Ghorepani is about an hour's walk from Nange Thanti. We will stay overnight in Ghorepani.

Day 03: Ghorepani -Poohill - Tadapani (2700m/8528ft- 6 hrs)

We rise and shine early morning to climb up to the renowned viewpoint of Poonhill at 3195m, which takes about 45 minutes. While the sun rises, you should observe that the views from here are actually awe inspiring and also extensive Himalayan scenery that widens from Dhaulagiri (8167m) (the world's seventh highest peak) to Manaslu(8156m) (the world's eight highest peak) with the grand Annapurna range  amid them. Back to our camp for breakfast and we climb along the edges of the hills in the course of pine and rhododendron forests up to 3030m - then proceed down to a second pass which is also called Deurali. Progressively the steep declines give way to a smooth hike and we arrive at Ban Thanti. After lunch we trek down to the bridge where the trail begins to ascend to Tadapani. On the way the trial puts forward a concise sight of the mountains. The name of Tadapani means "far water" and the name was probably selected since the villages have to go far to fetch drinking water. We will stay overnight in Tadapani.

Day 04: Tadapani - Chhomrong (2170m/8118ft-6hrs)

We move down to Kimrung Khola prior to ascending yet again to Chhomrong village at the foot of Hiunchuli at 6441m. There are magnificent views of Appaurna and Machhapuchhre. Excess gear can be left here in Chhomrong as we come back here. Overnight at Chhomrong.

Day 05: Chhomrong - Dovan (2600m/8528ft-6.5hrs)

After breakfast in the morning off to Kuldi Ghar about 3 hrs hiking and subsequently down to the Banks of the Modi River and up again to Dovan. Overnight in Dovan.

Day 06 -Dovan - Deurali (3231m/10598ft-4hrs)

We walk in the morning passing through Himalaya hotel; we carry on up the constricted valley to Deurali. Overnight in Deurali.

Day 07: Deurali - Machhapuchare Basep Camp - Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13546ft-5hrs)

We come into an open valley close to Machhapuchhare base Camp thrusting to the west bank of the Modi River. This is the place where you can decide how your legs and your lungs are help up. To spend the night, you may choose to stay behind here or continue to the Annapurna Base Camp. Both base camps endow with the sights which are implausible making all the effort to get here worth. Overnight at ABC or MBC.

Day 08: Annapurna Base camp - Bamboo (2335m/7659ft-7hrs)

After the beautiful view of the sunrise on the snow-white apexes around us, we starts to move back down the valley the same way to Bamboo or may be further if the knees allow to. Overnight in Bamboo.

Day 09: Bamboo - Jhinu Danda (1780m/5839ft-5.5 hrs)

Moving back through the up and down stairways of Chhomrong, we can carry on downward to Jhinu Danda. Its 20 minutes hike down from here to a hot spring by the Modi Khola for a well deserved and pleasurable bath. Overnight at Jhinu Danda.

Day 10: Jhinu Danda- Tolkha (1700m/5576ft-6hrs)

Yet one more day of pleasure in hiking through the beautiful terrace meadows, waterside, local villages and forested vicinities to get to a striking mountain village of Tolkha. Have a lunch interval at Landruk which is a distinctive Gurung village. Overnight at Tolkha.

Day 11: Tolkha - Pokhara (5hrs walk and 30 minutes drive)

We trek to Dhampus Phedi covering up an effortless and striking path through Dhampus village to an outstanding viewpoint. It is 5 hrs hike, we meet our car at Phedi and drive half an hour to Pokhara.
  • Includes

    • Lodge accommodation
    • 3 meals a day
    • Annapurna Conservation Fee and Trekking Registration Certificate
    • English speaking licensed guide
    • Porter
    • Transportation from Pokhara to trailhead and return

    Excludes

    • Drinks, tip and expenses of personal nature
    • Extra expenses due to nature and unforeseen events
    • Travel Insurance
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