Regarded as one of the classic treks in Nepal, Annapurna base camp trek takes you to the foothill of Mt. Annapurna in north-central Nepal along with Lamjung Himal from Kaligandaki in the west to Marshangdi in the east. The exciting moment is started when your journey encounters with scenic villages, Rhododendrons forest and the spectacular view of the giant snow peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range.
Adventure to Annapurna base camp trek also offers you to experience the mesmerizing local culture and their hospitality on your way. When you start the trek, The great Himalayan range including Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna II Ganagapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre are arranged almost correctly in a loop about 10 miles in diameter with a deep glacier-covered arena at the center that trails for most famous rivers Kaligandaki and Modi serving people with water resources for various purpose.
Annapurna base camp trek starts with a drive from Pokhara to Nayapool thereafter passing through a diverse geographical and cultural variation with amazing ranges of vegetation and animals. This delightful adventure on the Annapurna region of Nepal will ensure you get to explore typical Nepali villages, dense rhododendron forest and majestic views of mountains – making your Nepal trek extra special.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1320m/ 4329ft), Transfer to Hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Pokhara 820m/ 2690ft. 5 hours drive.
Day 3: Drive to Nayapool, Trek to Tikhedhunga 1540m/5051ft, 4 hours.
Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani (2860m/9380ft), 5-6 hours.
Day 5: Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210m/10528ft), and trek to Tadapani 2630m/8626ft, 6-7 hours.
Day 6: Trek to Chhomrong (2170m/7118ft), 5 hours walk.
Day 7: Trek Chhomron to Donovan 2570m/8430ft, 5-6 hours.
Day 8: Trek to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft), 4-5 hours.
Day 9: Trek Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp ( 4130m/11250ft), 5 hours.
Day 10: Treks back ABC to Bamboo (2310m/7576ft), 6 hours.
Day 11: Trek to Jhinu Dada (1780m/5838ft), 5 hours.
Day 12: Trek to Nayapool (1070m/3510ft) and drive back to Pokhara. 5-6 hours.
Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 14: Final departure from Nepal
Soon after your flight lands at Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International airport), you will be greeted with warm welcome by GSA representative after you being encountered with Display card s/he will be displaying on your arrival. You will be then transferred to the hotel in our private tourist vehicle.
Today our journey begins with adventurous Drive to Pokhara. The range of beautiful green Hills and roaring Rivers give you the extra pleasure while we drive to your destination. After a five hour drive, we will reach another beautiful city Pokhara which nature has arranged majestically. You can spend your free time in the city by boating on Phewa lake or hike around Lakeside. overnight in Pokhara.
Today, after a breakfast we drive to Nayapool from where our trek starts. We pass through the little town Nayapool, crossing the suspension bridge and reach the second point Birethanti. After being checked our permits and TIMS we will stop for a Lunch break in Birethanti. Three hours gradually climb to Tikhedhunga will realize you that you are feeling tired. Overnight in tea house.
Today is a demanding day as we have to ascent 1260m to the Ghorepani village. After an hour stone stairs tough climb, the trail goes gently through meadows, cultivated fields and rhododendron forests. Mostly inhabited by Magar ethnicity, Ghorapani is an interesting place with small shop and stalls for selling local produce. Ghorepani is one of the famous and best place for trekkers in Annapurna region, from where we can see an aesthetic View of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. Overnight in a teahouse.
We wake up early in the morning (an hour before sunrise) start a hike to Poon Hill. As we give the Name Annapurna Sunrise Trek, Poonhill is an icon of this trek from where we can see magnificent Sunrise view and Panoramic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Tukuche, Nilgiri (6940m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m) Machapuchre (6997m). After taking photos and having some coffee or tea or, we Trek back to Ghorepani. After breakfast we continue our treks to Tadapani, we head east and climb a nearby ridge (Gurung Hill). We descend through rhododendron forest, pass by spectacular waterfalls along the way and reach Tadapani for overnight.
Today our trek starts descending off from Tadapani going down Kyumnu Khola Thorugh the large and beautiful Rhododendron forest. After crossing the suspension bridge over Kyumnu Khol and climb up about 40 minutes we reach the small village (Gurgung), where we can have a lunch break. A few more miles of an uphill and downhill trek, we reach our destination Chhomrong which is a beautiful village located on the lap of the Annapurna Range. The Mountain views of Annapurna South, Himchuli, and Fishtail seems stunning from the beautiful Chhomrong Village. Overnight in Lodge.
The trail out of Chhomrong descends via 2500 stone steps takes an hour and we cross the Chhomrong Khola on an influential suspension bridge. After two hours an uphill climb we will reach Sinuwa. Next, we pass through a beautiful Rhododendron forest, by an easy gradual and downhill walk to Bamboo. An hour walk through the bamboo forest, we will be in our today destination. Overnight in Teahouse.
After a breakfast, we start our trek passing through the bamboo forest and then ascend steadily with fewer steep sections. Only after reaching Himalaya Hotel that the forest opens up and we are out in the sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below. It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here we can see the trail drop closer to the river before climbing again to Deurali, the most scenic stretch of the day. The vegetation is sparser, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below, and the sheer rock face cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls as well the white face monkey (Himalayan Lagur). Overnight in Deurali.
After an hour gently climbs through a river bed we will reach open valley Bager. The hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat energetic. From Machhapuchhre base camp, we get excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. From here, we get astonishing views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us. You will be amazed by surrounding view of the 360-degree panorama. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
Today we must wake up before sunrise for the best view of mountains. When sunrise over the Annapurna and Fishtail Mountain, the Himalayan view is aesthetic. The peaks are lit golden by the sunlight. After breakfast, we begin our journey back to Bambo. Today’s trek is downhill so it shouldn’t be very difficult although you should take care of your shaky legs and walk slow and steady. Over 1800 meters climb down we will be in Bamboo. Overnight in a teahouse.
Today we continue our trek climbing up and downhill. The stone steps to Chhomrong will be more exhausted but after a lunch break with an amazing mountain view feels much better. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be resting for the night. Today we will have an opportunity to enjoy hot springs just 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda to calm our aching body. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.
Today is the last day of our trek; we trek from Jhinu to Naya Pul then drive back to Pokhara. The trek will be downhill all the way to Sauli Bazaar and the nice wide road to Nayapool along the river Modi. Our trek comes to an end at Nayapul. Then, we drive from Nayapul to Pokhara. We can hang around Pokhara lakeside at the evening time. Overnight at hotel.
After a long memorial journey in Mountain, today we drive back to Kathmandu. We can rest and relax at the hotel. In the evening you can spend your time for last minute shopping or explore sights you’ve missed. We end our Adventure with a farewell dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today the journey along the Nepalese Himalayan comes to an end. We will arrange airport transports that are leaving Nepal. There is nothing special to do but we can share our experience and organize our photos. Please keep contact us to learn about others exciting travel ideas. We will always be glad to help you with our service.
What is Trekking?
Trekking is a thrilling adventure! And this activity requires a multi-day hike and climbs on mountain villages and park trails. The mountain trail usually steep, gradual and likely to encounter with snow at high elevation (that above 3000m/9840ft in winter and 5500m/18040ft in summer).
How tough is this Trek?
Annapurna base camp trek is moderate grade trek. we recommend this trek is for everyone who loves outdoors, physically fit, have a good health condition.
Does This Trek Require Previous Experience?
Well, if you have a healthy circulatory ability and good strength to cope with high altitude and lower oxygen density then it doesn’t require early experience. But who have early experience on trekking or hiking they can enjoy their Himalayan adventure maximum!
What is Altitude Sickness? How to Deal with?
Altitude sickness, also known as “mountain sickness” is a symptom that can attack while you hike or climb to the higher elevation. Especially this can be happening after 3000m/9840ft. if you walk too quickly.
There are three types of Altitude sickness
AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness: Very common one. Symptoms: dizziness, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting.
HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema: Can happen when it build up fluid in lungs. This is very dangerous and even life threating.
HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema: this is the most severe form of altitude sickness and it can happen when fluids take a place in the brain. This is life threating, as soon need to seek medical attention.
What should you do
What is the best time for Annapurna base camp trek?
March to end of May and September to end of November would be the best time for this trek.
Are any permits require for this trek?
For the Annapurna base camp trek, you need to get ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) entry permits $30 and TIMS card charge $10.
How long must walk every day?
In average, we walk 5 to 6 hours a day.
What types of meals we can get in this Trek?
Continentals menus are generally available in this trek. As well you can get traditional Nepali Dal-Bhat and Sherpa dish.
What types of accommodation do we utilize?
Clean and comfortable tea houses and lodges are available in this trekking area. Some places we can get a room with an attached bathroom as well.
I must begin by saying that Green Society Adventure is one of the best trekking company you can ask for, And Guide Raj is amazing! his expertise on trekking is one that is truly unmatchable. Along with that, his depth of knowledge about the Nepalese culture and history creates an experience where you are not only trekking but you are learning about the culture. Green Society Adventure offers an experience that is like no other and Raj is patient with trekkers and understanding of different circumstances and experiences the trekkers have, thankfully I was able to have completed the Annapurna Base Camp trek with the help of Raj and his test of patience when I was struggling on the mountain. Overall, I'd highly recommend Green Society Adventure and Raj to any future trekkers or anyone after a tour guide in general. His prices are cheap and fair, however with the experience provided cost would not even matter.
Just wow! As a solo female traveler, the choice of guide companies is endless and it can be overwhelming finding the right one especially being solo. Green Society Adventure was amazing! I did the Anna Purna Base Camp 14 day trek and it was an unforgettable experience. The guide was great and so was the porter. We had many laughs along the way. Played cards games for hours. I felt like I was trekking with someone I had known for years which is a great feeling. We, of course, had downtime which is nice after along day. The guide showed me the local restaurants in Pokhara and Kathmandu. He also had a vast knowledge. Learned a lot! the itinerary was very clear. This company is great! This is an amazing country and I am truly touched. I will be back next year for Everest Base Camp and cannot wait!
Hotel and teahouse.
Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara and Three times meal during the trek.