Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp TrekkingAnnapurna Base Camp Trekking is a moderate nature trek that starts at Phedi, a short drive of about 45 minutes from Pokhara, which takes you to the foot [Base Camp, 4130m] of Mt. Annapurna, one of the most magnificent peaks in the world. The trail takes you through fascinating traditional villages of Nepal's ethnic communities of the Gurung, Magar, and Thakali who will greet you very warmly if you cared to stop for a conversation. The hike continues through dense rhododendron forest with towering snowy peaks in the background. The return walk is even more interesting as the trek winds around different ridges towards Ghorepani, where you witness breathtaking views of an early morning sunrise where a red halo seeps through glistening gaps over the snow capped peaks of the Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Mountains. The sceneries seen throughout this trek grace the landscape of the Himalayas where imagination defines the beauty of nature as an experience that can never be forgotten.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu./Kathmandu tour will depend on your time./overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: AM: Proceed for sightseeing tour to Kathmandu city visiting, the ancient palace square also known as the Durbar Square where you will witness the ancient palaces and the temples, Kasthmandap temple made out of a single tree during ancient age, temple of the living goddesses the Kumari, etc. Later, proceed towards Swoyambhunath stupa, one of the Buddhist shrine and also known as the monkey temple situated on the hillock towards the west of Kathmandu and overlooking the Kathmandu valley. Unlike other stupas, this stupa has got a spiral shape which has typical significance.

PM: Proceed on to another city of the valley called Patan city which is also known as the city of fine arts where one can witness splendid artifacts of the medieval period. Afterwards, drive back to the Hotel and rest of the evening will be at leisure
Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis.

Day 03: AM: Proceed on sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath temple, the holiest shrine of the Hindu people where the non Hindu people are not allowed to get inside the temple and they are allowed to witness the temple from the view point, situated on the opposite side of the main temple. Later, proceed to Boudhnath stupa, the Buddhist pilgrimage and biggest of it's kind in Asia.

PM: Proceed on sightseeing tour to Bhaktapur city, also known BHADGAON and the city of devotees. It is the third major city of Kathmandu valley and in many ways the most medieval city.
Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis.

Day 04:Fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu. . Afternoon Pokhara valley sightseeing.

Day 05: Drive to Phedi, trek to Dhampus [1700m] Drive to Phedi. From there onward begins your trekking in Annapurna mountain range. As you climb uphill, you will bask in the splendor of nature and your trails become more adventurous. Finally, after walking for 3 hours, you encounter several roadside teashops and at last your trail leads to the Gurung village of Dhampus. Here concludes your trip of the day.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 06: Trek to Landrung [1550m] Your path narrows as it skirts round a ridge snout. On proceeding further, you pass through Pothana and reach Deorali. At this point, you find yourself high up on the East side of the Modi Khola cascading down the Annapurna Circuit Sanctuary surrounded by complete ambience of nature. Continue with your trekking for four hours until you reach picturesque Gurung settlement of Landrung. Spectacular views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli instill more zest and excitement into your adventure spirit.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 07: Trek to Chomrong [2100m] From Landrung, you march along the mountain path of stone steps, pass through a hamlet, cross a suspension bridge and then you come across dense forest of bamboo. Finding yourself in complete isolation amidst the serenity of nature can be quite an experience. Your trek does not stop here. After trekking for a while, you approach teahouses at Jhinu where you can rest and enjoy a drink or snacks. Thereafter, you resume your trek to the north, descending Daaulu and after having walked for five hours you, will find yourself at Chomrong. From Chomrong you can have prominent and mesmerizing view of Machhapuchhare. There are many chalet-style wooden lodges and at Chomrong where you can get accommodation and food.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 08: Trek to Himalaya Hotel [2850m] Crossing Chomrong Khola, you continue trekking along steep stone steps. On your trails, you bypass rhododendron-covered ridge path, mountainous terrains and forests of bamboo. As you savor awe-inspiring views of Annapurna mountain ranges and Machhapuchhare, you gather more energy and enthusiasm to explore further. During your five-hour walking, you cross Modi Khola, pass through Khuldigar, Bamboo and Dovan and finally reach Himalaya Hotel where you wrap up your trip for the day.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 09: Rest day You spend your entire day taking complete rest, planning for forthcoming trips and getting accustomed to your trekking destinations.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 10: Trek to Machhapuchhare Base Camp [3700m] Your next destination is to reach Machhapuchhare base camp.
You ascend and descend as your route opens up new trails. On climbing steeply for a while, you approach Hinku Cave. This course follows zigzag paths of stones. After walking for 3 to 4 hours, you enter the Annapurna circuit Sanctuary, a huge amphitheater enclosed by a solid wall of snow-capped peaks which include Annapurna I, II, III and IV and the fish tail spire of Machhapuchhare. Several lodges and Annapurna inns are spotted at Deorali and Bagar. Finally, you will find yourself at Machhapuchhare Base Camp, a grassy moraine platform. You can rest at one of the lodges, and treat yourself with hygienic food.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 11: Trek to Annapurna South Base Camp [4130m] On hiking the Annapurna circuit trail for 2 hours, you descend a small ridge branching out from the mountain pass to mountainside with widespread terraced fields showcasing tranquil meadows and lush fertile farming land. As you reach Annapurna South Base Camp, witness awesome picturesque landscapes, majestic panoramic view of snow-capped mountainous peaks and varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna massif. Thereafter, you head back down to Himalaya Hotel.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 12: Trek to Chomrong [2100m] As you continue climbing along the forested ridge residing in the vicinity of chains of cloud-snaring hills, a grass-covered slope opens up leading to a course descending across a rock-strewn area to the riverbed of Kali Gandaki. Kali Gandaki is the world's deepest river gorge of great bio-geographical significance regarded as demarcating Eastern and Western avifauna. The trail up the Modi Khola passes through dense forests of rhododendron and bamboo across Annapurna mountain range. After trekking for 5 hours, you reach Chomrong. From Chomrong you can have prominent and mesmerizing view of Machhapuchhare. There are many chalet-style wooden lodges at Chomrong which provide accommodation and food.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 13: Trek to Ghandruk [1940m] From Chomrong, we take an alternative route back to Pokhara, via Ghorepani. As you skirt through flatland, forests and terraced fields, a suspension bridge comes your way. On crossing this suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, you enter beautiful village of Ghandruk after walking for 3 to 4 hours. You get to witness unique culture, tradition and custom of Gurung community. Ghandruk offers excellent views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre. It accommodates several hotels and teahouses. Camping in its terraced fields can be very exciting and adventurous.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 14: Trek to Banthanti [2410m] Leaving the terraced fields of Ghandruk, we tread along the zigzag path on a steep slope. As you ascend steeply, you pass through dense rhododendron forest to Tadapani which is an ideal vantage point to glimpse heavenly sight of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare. After having walked for 3 hours, you finally reach Banthanti.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 15: Trek to Ghorepani [2880m] From Banthanti, you proceed further along steep trails. Nature spreads exotic sight of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, lush vegetation and rich plant life before you. You climb through rhododendron forest to Deorali [3100m] and reach a hamlet and cultivated fields. Continue walking for 3 hours and finally you will find yourself in Ghorepani. Ghorepani also houses lodges to provide food and accommodation to travellers.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 16: Trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara After savoring the mesmerizing sight of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and other Himalayan giants from the popular vantage point of Poon Hill [3195m], you leave Ghorepani and march ahead for Nayapul. You further descend towards Birethanti. Birethanti lies stretched beside the Modi River and has resourceful town. On your trails of stone steps, you pass through dense forest and a small village of Ulleri. From Ulleri, a very steep section [with 3767 steps]] leads down to Hille on the Bhurungdi Khola. Forty minutes beyond Birethanti, you come to the main road. Now you can easily access any means of transportation to drive to Pokhara. In the evening, you are free to wander by the lakes of Pokhara. [6 hrs walking]
Overnight at Tea House. overnight at Pokhara

Day 17: Pokhara sightseeing. overnight at Pokhara.

Day 18: Fly Back or drive back to Kathmandu. Shopping at Kathmandu/Souvenir from Nepal.Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day19: Fly back to your destination.


Cost Includes:

  • Pokhara to Dhampus (Trek starting point by private car).
  • 11 days Tea House trek to Annapurna Base Camp , as specified in the above itinerary on full board basis (includes breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Sherpa guide and Sherpa porters for the Trek portion.
  • All the surface transfers in the above itinerary with private vehicle.
  • Equipments, clothings for porter.
  • Prevailing government taxes, ACAP fee, Tims card fee.

Cost Excludes:

  • Any international airfares, Airport tax, Visa fees etc.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages, telephone & laundry bills, camera fees etc.
  • Insurances of any kind and any extra cost arises during the trip due to the natural calamities, political disorder or due to any reason which is beyond the control of Venture Travel.
  • Any other services which is not specified in the COST INCLUDES section above.