Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 8 Days/7 nights

Trip Code: HAT20

Trip Type:
Nepal Moderate Treks

Maximum Altitude:
4130m

Durations:
8 Days

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 Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Annapurna I and Hiunchuli (6,441m) make this an extremely rewarding trek. 
The route involves ascend to Machhapuchhre 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 (823m/2,700ft) – Ghangdruk (1940m/6360 ft) 5 - 6 hours.
Day 02: Ghandruk - Chhomrong (2170m/8118ft) -6 hours.
Day 03: Chhomrong - Bamboo (2310m/7578ft): 4 - 5 hours.
Day 04: Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 3 - 4 hours.
Day 05: Deurali - Machhapuchhre Base Camp - Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13546ft) – 5  hours.
Day 06: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours.
Day 07: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 - 6 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive.




Day 01: Pokhara (823m/2,700ft) – Ghangdruk (1940m/6360 ft) 5 - 6 hours

This beautiful lake city of Pokhara never fails to fascinate you with its Himalayas and lake. From Pokhara, we drive to Naya Pul for 1 hour and 20 minutes and begin the trek. From Birethanti, we trek to Ghandruk, a beautiful village mostly inhabited by the Gurung community. If time permits, we also visit the Gurung museum today.  Overnight in Ghandruk.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 02: Ghandruk - Chhomrong (2170m/8118ft) -6 hours

We ascend up for around an hour up to Kimrungdanda and while on the way, we can simply take pleasure in great views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain) and Ganggapurna. We move down to Kimrung Khola prior to ascending yet again to Chhomrong village at the foot of Hiunchuli at 6441m. Excess gear can be left here in Chhomrong as we will come back here. Overnight at Chhomrong.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 03: Chhomrong - Bamboo (2310m/7578ft): 4 - 5 hours

We will move down through stone steps which are about 2500 and cross the bridge above Chhomrong Khola (River) and from this place begins climbing to Sinuwa. We will then pass through a very striking forest to Kuldihar that is followed by some simple downhill walk to Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 04: Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 3 - 4 hours

Passing through a damp and cold bamboo forest we will gradually climb to a few sectors that are steep. After hiking for a while and reaching Himalaya Hotel the forests begin to open up, we are exposed to the sunlight and the glacial river below is one remarkable view. Before reaching Hinku Cave, there is a steep climb up through a much drier forest. From here, the trail drop closer to the river prior to again ascending to Deurali. The view of the valley is truly magical as the vegetation here are thinly scattered and the sheer rock-face cliffs above with bands of thin waterfalls. Overnight in Deurali.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 05: Deurali - Machhapuchhre Base Camp - Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13546ft) – 5 hours
From Deurali, we will begin to climb gently through a river bed then over to the mountain side over a steep path. The trek from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp may be rather exhausting but Machhapuchhre base camp rewards us with outstanding views of the majestic Machhapuchhre, Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna.

On the way to Annapurn Base Camp, there is less of plant life and as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary the path is extensive. From here, the view of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna soaring right above us is simply breathtakingly amazing. Annapurna sanctuary possesses a dynamic view of the 360-degree landscape without any obstruction and at the base camp, we will once more relish on fascinating views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South , Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 06: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours
Today’s trek is downhill so it will not be of much difficulty. So, as we are retracing our steps to Bamboo from the Annapurna base camp, we will go together with astonishing landscape that awe-struck us. Overnight in Bamboo.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. 

Day 07: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 - 6 hours

From Bamboo, it is an uphill trek to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola and we will then climb the stone steps to Chhomrong. The path then move down to Jhinu Danda, a place we will be resting for the night. Just about 15-20 minutes downhill walk from Jhinu Danda, there is hot springs where we can take pleasure in and unwind. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. 

Day 08: Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive

As we trek from Jhinu Danda to Naya Pul, we will also enjoy remarkable hill landscape of western Nepal. We eat our lunch on the way. The trek will come to an end at Naya Pul from where we get on our vehicle to drive back to Pokhara.
Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch.
  • 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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