Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the second most popular trekking route in Nepal after Everest Base Camp. It is perfect adventure to reach an altitude of 4200 meters in 8 to 10 days. The Trek Take you the base camp of the 9th world highest Peak Mt. Annapurna via famous Himalayan view point Poon Hill.
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 per-dominantly inhabited by Gurung and Magar community who are globally known for their bravery in British Gurkha Regiment.
Our 12 days Annapurna Base camp Trek Itinerary starts from Kathmandu to Kathmandu, From Kathmandu, we drive to Pokhara and next day 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 just one night in Bamboo and next day trekking Jhinu Danda. and a private vehicle to drive you back to Pokhara. , and Next day back to Kathmandu and spend your leisure day exploring the sights and sounds of the city.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an iconic trekking adventure in the Nepali Himalayan prospects and one of the most popular trekking routes in the world. In this remarkable Himalayan excursion, besides immersing in the mystical ambiance of the Himalayan, you will also get the opportunity to explore the charming settlements of Gurung, Magar, and Tamang ethnic groups, their culture, traditions, and, of course, delightful hospitality.
The diverse flora and fauna of the Annapurna Conservation Area (est 1985), exhilarating landscapes from sub-tropical forest to alpine meadows and moraines, and breathtaking vistas of north-central Himalayan prospects are some other incredible highlights of this remarkable journey.
But what about Annapurna Base Camp Trek route? If you are curious about this mainstream trekking excursion in the Nepali Himalayas, then you might be wondering about what route will your itinerary plan follow. Its natural to get confused as different trekking agencies taking you across different highlight points in the region.
However, in general, there are just two major Annapurna Base Camp Trek routes. One of the trekking routes directly takes you to the main base camp route from Pokhara, whereas the other one provides you the opportunity to explore Poon Hill, the famous Annapurna viewpoint.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Routes Breakdown
These are the two most popular Annapurna Base Camp Trek routes that many trekking agencies follow. You can decide on either of these two trekking packages after considering the highlights, itinerary plans, and the duration of the trip.
Short Annapurna Base Camp Route (5 -6 days)
The 5, 6 days ABC Trek is Short version of trek route , It is direct route to the base camp from Pokhara.
In this route, after your drive or flight to Pokhara (823 meters) from Kathmandu (1,400 meters), you will then drive to Ghandruk (1,940 meters). Then, gradually moving along the ascending points of the route, you will trek through Sinuwa (2,340 meters), Deurali (3,174 meters), and Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,720 meters) to reach Annapurna Base Camp (4,160 meters).
Then, after completing the exploration of the base camp, you will follow the descending route across Jhinu Dana (1,7820 meters), Siwai (1,530 meters), and finally Pokhara (823 meters), where you will conclude your journey.
Standard Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route (9-11 days)
The standard Annapurna Base Camp Trek route across several popular highlights of the region. This longer variant of the Himalayan excursion starts with a drive to Pokhara (823 meters).
The next day’s drive will trek to Hile, the starting point of the trek, and you will trek toward Ulleri (1,980 meters). Then, your journey will proceed toward the popular viewpoint in lower Annapurna, Poon Hill (3,210 meters), across Ghorepani Village (2,850 meters). Moving along with your ascending route, you will trek past other beautiful settlements of the region like Chomrong (1,951 meters), Dovan (2,130 meters), and finally to Annapurna Base Camp (4,160 meters) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,720 meters).
After the completion of the trek, you will make your descend to Bamboo (20,50 meters) and also explore the natural hot spring of Jhindu Danda (1,700 meters) before driving down to Pokhara. You can either take a flight or drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara, which will pull the curtain on your Himalayan journey.
Highlights of 12 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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 and 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
- Airport / Hotel / Airport Transportation
- 2 Nights 3 Star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu a
- 2 Night Hotel in Pokhara including breakfast
- Kathmandu to Pokhara / Kathmandu Tourist Bus
- 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).
- All Government Taxes and Service Charge.
- Farewell Dinner
- International Air fair and Nepal entry visa fee
- Personal ravel insurance and emergency rescue evacuation.
- All the bottle of drinks, extra hot drinks
- Wi- Fi, Hot Shower
- Electronic device re-charge such as Mobile, Camera etc.
• Large backpack – Rucksack (50, 60 liter) for your luggage on your flight to Kathmandu.
• Day-pack, Carry your self – (about 25-30 liters). To Put your valuable things like Passport, money, camera etc,
• Warm sleeping bag with a comfort temperature of minus 6-8 ° C. if you don’t have it, you may rent in Kathmandu or pokhara also, it cost USD 1 per day each item.
• Hiking Boots
• Trekking poles
• Wind and waterproof jacket. Goretex or similar.
• Down jacket.
• Warm fleece jacket.
• Trekking Pants.
• Thermal underwear. Two sets. Wool and polypro
• Couple of T-Shirts
• Couple of pair socks. Wool with a mix of synthetic
• Warm hat
• Sun hat or cap.
• Sunglasses that fit closely to the eyes,
• Water bottle (Almoniyem bottle 1 liters)
• Lip balm
• Small towel
• Personal first aid kit with painkillers, band aids, disinfectant, etc.
• Camera and battery charger, spare battery. Large memory card