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Annapurna Base camp Trek -12 Days


Annapurna Base Camp trek via poon hill -12 days
Trip Facts
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Trek Destination Poon hill & ABC
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Trip Duration 12 Days
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Highest elevation 4,130 at ABC
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Best season Aug-Dec/ Feb- May
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Trip Grade Moderate
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Trek Type Lodge / Tea House


The 12 Days Annapurna Base camp   Trek  Take you the base camp of the 9th  world highest  Peak Mt. Annapurna  via famous  Himalayan  view point Poon Hill.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek  12 days offers great introduction to rustic Nepal and its fascinating peaks. Annapurna meaning “The Goddess of the Harvests” is the part of Great Himalaya Range located in the North-central Nepal.

There are very few treks in Nepal that takes you close proximity to 8,000m+ and 7,000+ peaks without forcing you to push your limits; in such short time period.Walk through lush terraced fields, explore cultural hamlets, cross gushing rivers and endeavor the challenging mountain trail to the Annapurna Base Camp. You will spend nights at local teahouse which offers you an in-depth knowledge of local culture and traditions. The region is pre-dominantly habited by Gurung and Magar community who are globally known for their bravery in British Gurkha Regiment.

Our 12  days Annapurna Base camp Trek Itienrary   starts from  Pokhara,  from  Pokhara Drive to Nayapul 45 minutes and walk through Hindu farming village; then Tibeto-Berman groups for two days to Ghorepani. A pre-sunrise climb to Poon Hill ridge (3,210m/10,530ft) ensures panoramic sunrise over gigantic Himalayas – Dhaulagiri I, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Fish-tailed (sacred Machhapuchhre)

The trail then moves eastwards towards Modi Khola valley which carries melted water from glacier and ice-rings above. Numerous villages nestle above the river on ridge tops surrounded by charming terraced fields.

The trail above Chhomrong becomes steep and as it enters to the Sanctuary; the tree line gives way to Alpine scrubs and peaks come into full view. A rigorous walk to Macchapuchhre Base Camp is followed by two stiff hours climb to Annapurna Base camp. Here you will be rewarded with the vast and Breathtaking wall of rocks and ice; rising above 4,000m from BC. Below is magnificent Ice U-shaped valley gouge.

The returning journey requires three nights with one at Jhinu Danda. Here you will soothe at natural hot spring to relax your tired muscles. A final downhill walk leads to Mataque – and a private vehicle to drive you back to Pokhara. Fly back to Kathmandu and spend your leisure day exploring the sights and sounds of the city.

Highlights of 12 Days Annapurna Base Camp

1,  Cultural Villages

Explore the traditional villages inhabited by Gurung and Magar community and interact with locals to get close glimpse of local culture and tradition. Annapurna, home of many Gurkha soldier, has friendly locals who love to share their culture and life experience. They will delight you with warm hospitality.

2, Lush Forests of Rhododendrons and oaks

Annapurna Base camp trial goes through amazing forest of bamboo, rhododendron and oaks. In spring, the colorful rhododendron and other wild-flowers endow the trail; making it earth’s paradise. Small streams and chirping of birds add more beauty.

3, Numerous rivers and suspension bridges

Get ready to be enthralled on a beauty of rivers that meanders on your trail. Also get ready to swing on every step as you walk to cross the suspension bridges over the river.

4, Rural Nepalese Lifestyle

Though the villages on ABC trial well-pander their travelers; local still have rural lifestyle and enjoy their Village life. You will see well-furnished hotels and at a same time thatched roof houses. Farming and animal husbandry are still main source of income.

5, Magnificent Himalayan Peaks

Enjoy some of the best views of mighty Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The astounding Himalayan peaks dominate the entire trek. Annapurna and countless other peaks crowd the horizon. From every ridges and villages you pass by, you can witness wonderful sceneries.

6, Machhapuchhre & Annapurna Base Camp

You will have privilege to explore two base camps – Machhapucchre Base Camp (3,700m) and Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m). At 4,130m, Annapurna Base Camp is dream come-true destination for every adventure enthusiast and Nature  lover. You will spend overnight beneath the shadow of Annapurna which is, no doubt, anexhilarating experience. Morning welcomes you with fresh mountain air and stunning rays of sun that strike upon the milky Annapurna.


7, Jhinu Hot Spring

A visit to the natural hot spring in Jhinu Danda works magic on your tired muscles and is a well-deserved break on your returning trip from Base Camp.Jhinu Danda is itself a delightful settlement; perched on a top of ridge with couple of teahouses and pop-up craft shops.


8, Diverse Floral and Faunal Species

Annapurna region is paradise for nature lover and botanist. Variety of floral and faunal species thrive on the geography of Annapurna Conservation Area. The region is home to various numbers of flowering and non-flowering plants and rare and non-rare wild species like leopard, musk deer, Himalayan Thar etc.


9, Poon Hill

Annapurna Base Camp Trek with a hike to Poon Hill offers comprehensive mountain experience in Annapurna region. An exploratory hike to Poon Hill not only offers you a unique experience but also Assist you with acclimatization. Poon Hill viewpoint at 3,210m; offers magnificent sunrise over 55km long Annapurna massif.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary -12 Days

Cost Include/ Exclude

What’s include

  •   Airport / Hotel / Airport Transportation
  • 2 Nights 3 Star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu a
  • One Night Hotel in Pokhara including breakfast
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara / Kathmandu Flight Ticket
  • Meals In Trekking : 3 Meals a day during the trek (8 Breakfast, 9 Lunch and 8 Dinner) Including Tea / Coffee
  • Annapurna conservation fees and TIMS permit
  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly, and English speaking trekking guide
  • Trekking Porter:  Carry your Luggage (One Porter for every two clients)
  • Adventure Certificate. Trekking Map,
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Welcome Dinner
  • All Government Taxes and Service Charge.

What’s excluded

  • All bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Lunch / Dinner in Kathmandu / Pokhrra except Welcome Dinner
  • Tips for guide and porter.
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