Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

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Total Duration:15 Days



Trip Grade:Strenuous

Max Altitude:4130 Meters

Meals:Refer to Itinerary

Recommended Month:March-May and September-December

Trekking Style:Lodge to Lodge Trek

Accommodation:Hotel/Guest House

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Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing tours of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Pasupatinath (Hindu Shrine), Boudhnath (Buddhist Stupa), Kathmandu Durbar Squre and Swayambunath Stupa.
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu.
  • Visit city of alluring of Pokhara.
  • Amazing sunrise view from Poon Hill.
  • Stunning view of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Himchuli
  • Views of Dhaulagiri Ice fall and Annapurna Glacier.
  • Visiting traditional villages at Chhomrong and Landruk.
  • Natural hot shower at Jhinudanda.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is one of the most popular and well-known treks in the Annapurna region.. It is one of the demanded trekking among the trekkers. Starting point of the Annapurna base camp trekking is from the pokhara, the beautiful lake city in west Nepal. Annapurna base camp Trek is a mountainous region in the north central of Nepal comprising series of peaks which includes the 10th highest peak Annapurna I. Along with thirteen peaks above 8000 m, range and 16 other over 7,000m. The entire surrounding area of the Annapurna region is protected by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project within the 7,639 kilometer square range. This is the first and largest conversation area of Nepal. The Annapurna Conversation Area organizes several world class trekking.

Annapurna Base Camp is a deep glacier bounded by a ring of impressive high peaks including Mt. Himalchuli 6,441m, Mt.Machapuchare 6,993m, Mt. Annapurna I 8,091m, Mt. Annapurna II 7,939m , Mt. Annapurna III 7,555m, Mt. Annapurna IV 7,525m, and hundreds of small and big Peaks in Annapurna region and you will enjoy with natural hot spring will provide you another attraction of the Trek.From this glacier basin, known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, the Modi Khola knifes its way south in a narrow gorge fully 12,000 ft. deep. Annapurna I is considered the most dangerous Mountain range in the world. This is the highest among any mountain above eight Thousand meters. The trail takes you through fascinating most spectacular mountain scenery, charming settlements of diverse ethnic group’s traditional villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung, Magar, and Thakali who will greet you very warmly.

The trek continues through incredible rhododendron forest and deep sub-tropical valleys, passes through the gorgeous lowlands and snowy peaks in the background. This Village will provide you magnificent view of South Annapurna, Himchuli and Fishtail to explore the Himalayan Beauties in this region. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek can easily be done by yourself if you wish to. It is possible to do this trek in all seasons, however, in the winter the Base Camp is sometimes closed due to the level of snow. In spring time the huge rhododendron forests are in full bloom which gives the trek an extra attractive. The sceneries seen throughout this trek grace the landscape of the Himalayas where imagination defines the beauty of nature as an experience which can never be forgotten.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters).

Day 02:Information about trip & full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.

Day 03:Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu (200 Kilometers). About 6 hours.

Day 04:Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedunga. About 4 hours.

Day 05:Trek to Ghorepani (2860 meters). About 6 hours.

Day 06:Hike to Poonhill (3210m.) and trek to Tadapani (2630m). About 6 hours.

Day 07:Trek from Tadapani (2630m) to Chomrong (2170m). About 5 hours.

Day 08:Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (2500 meters). About 5 hours.

Day 09: Trek from Dovan to Deurali (3230 meters). About 5 hours.

Day 10:Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) via Machhapuchare Base Camp (3700m). About 5-6 hours

Day 11:Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630m). Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 12:Trek from Dovan to Jhinu Danda (1760m). About 6 hours walk.

Day 13:Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul about 6 hours and drive 1 hour to Pokhara.

Day 14:Drive back to Kathmandu. About 5-6 hours.

Day 15:Transfer to international airport for your onward destination.


  • Arrival pick up from airport and drop to airport in final departure.
  • Accommodation at 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu (3 nights) and Pokhara (2 nights) with breakfast.
  • All accommodation in lodges/ Guesthouses during the trek on twin sharing basis.
  • Your standard meals during the trek.
  • All necessary paper works and trekking permit.
  • Ground transportation from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • An experienced, Helpful and friendly guide and porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, Food, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance of the guide and porter.
  • Lovely Nepal sleeping bag, down jacket and duffle bag if necessary.
  • Farewell dinner in traditional Nepali restaurant before the day of departure.
  • All our government taxes and services charges.


  • Nepal entry visa which you may can easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport. You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Your travels insurance (Compulsory)
  • All the alcoholic, Hot and cold drinks.
  • International airfare .
  • Tips for the guide, porter and diver. (Tipping is expected)

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters).Welcome to the Himalayan country of Nepal. Representative of Lovely Nepal Tours and Travels receives at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. A short briefing is given to you about the activities of tomorrow. Overnight at hotel. (B & B)

Day 02Information about trip & full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. After the breakfast, you set out for the guided city sightseeing trip. Kathmandu is a city of temples. The tour escorts you to the UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites. Temples and Buddhist Stupas are the focused travelling monumental sites. Pashupatinath (Hindu shrine), Boudhanath (Buddhist Stupa), Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa are some of them. The mediaeval arts and architectures are amazing. Drive back to the hotel and take a rest. Overnight at hotel. (B & B)

Day 03Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu (200 Kilometers). About 6 hours. Tourist buses leave at 7 am in the morning so you have to report at 6.30 am. But, the time is flexible having a private vehicle. It is more comfortable and drive at your time. Leaving Kathmandu, the Hilly scenery astounds you. The winding road above the River, forests, villages, fields all are awesome. Reaching Pokhara, transfer to the hotel. If you like, we can get out for the boating or walk around the city. (There is also a flight option from Kathmandu to Pokhara) Overnight at hotel. (B & B)

Day 04Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedunga. About 4 hours. After the breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Nayapul. It takes an hour to reach there. A short walk leads you to the ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) office. Then we begin the trek, enjoying the terraced fields and green hills. The first day of the trek, we walk a short distance. First, we reach to Hile and gradually to Tikhedhunga. It is a small Gurung village, where we take a rest. Overnight at lodge. (B. L, D)

Day 05Trek to Ghorepani (2860 meters). About 6 hours. As we begin to walk, we cross the bridge over a stream and steadily climb up and up to Ulleri. The steep up trail looks to be a simple way, but you will experience how it feels. Really tiresome. If you try to look straight up, your hat falls down. The trail becomes easy and wide as you reach to Ulleri. Then you walk through the rhododendron forest. Ghorepani is located in the forest region, at the bottom of Poon Hill. Overnight at lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 06Hike to Poonhill (3210m.) and trek to Tadapani (2630m). About 6 hours. The most awaiting day. Early in the morning, we begin to ascend to the Poon Hill. The trail is fine and stone stepped. Once you reach at the top of Poon Hill, your mouth remains open. The Annapurna region and Dhaulagiri region peaks are fabulously seen. Mt. Annapurna (8091m), Fishtail, Himchuli, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri (8163m) and other peaks can be seen. The sunrise view over those snowy mountains adds more charm. Taking sufficient snaps, we hike down to Ghorepani and have a breakfast. Again, our trek begins to Ghandruk. All the way, we walk through the rhododendron and oak forest. We have a lunch at Banthanti and ascend to Tadapani. Ghandruk is about 2.5 hours walk from there. Rest at Ghandruk. Overnight at lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 07Trek from Tadapani (2630m) to Chomrong (2170m). About 5 hours. From Tadapani, we take a different trail approaching to Annapurna base camp. The trail is dotted with the rhododendron forests. First, we reach the Gurjung village, populated by the ethnic Gurung communities. Descending to the River, we cross it and walk to Chhomrong, which is a typical Gurung village. Overnight at lodge.

Day 08Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (2500 meters). About 5 hours.After the breakfast, we trek down to the Chhomrong Khola and cross the river. Across the river, we ascend to Khuldighar. The trek goes through the forest, which is a cool excursion, enjoying the biological diversity. Bamboo forest lies ahead. Then we steeply trek down to the River bank and reach to Dovan. Overnight at lodge.

Day 09 Trek from Dovan to Deurali (3230 meters). About 5 hours.From Dovan, the trail is dotted by the bamboo forest. The trail is moderate that is up and down. Some tea houses lie on the way. Descending to the River bank, we climb to the Hinku cave and a narrow way leads us to Deurali. The fabulous Dhaulagiri peak re-energizes us with its smooth smile. A cascading waterfall nearby Deurali is amazing. Overnight at lodge.

Day 10Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) via Machhapuchare Base Camp (3700m). About 5-6 hoursAfter the breakfast, we continue to ascend and reach to the Machhapuchhre base camp. A step ahead, there lies Annapura base camp at 4130 meters. It is known as the Annapurna sanctuary, which is surrounded by the Annapurna and its surrounding peaks from three sides. The following day, we can view the golden sunrise over those snowy peaks that is incredible. Overnight at lodge in Annapurna base camp.

Day 11Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630m). Overnight at guesthouse.Through the same trail, we begin to trek down from Annapurna base camp to Dovan. Though descending is also a difficult task to do, the decreasing altitude makes the excursion more rapidly. Dovan is our stop point today at the juncture of the streams. Overnight at lodge.

Day 12Trek from Dovan to Jhinu Danda (1760m). About 6 hours walk. After the breakfast, we descend to Chhomrong. Today, we also explore the sheep farm, that has been experimenting to find out if it is suitable to the climate, grassy land and the development of the economy oriented farm. Walking through the rhododendron and bamboo forest, we reach to Chhomrong and walk continually to Jhinu Danda and enjoy the natural hot spring. Overnight at lodge.

Day 13Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul about 6 hours and drive 1 hour to Pokhara. From Jhinu Danda, we walk down through the right bank of the Modi Khola and walk to Nayapul continuously. We check out from the ACAP office and catch a cab to drive Pokhara. Then transfer to the hotel. The beautiful Lakeside is a tourist hub where tourists spend their spectacular moments. Overnight at hotel. (B, L)

Day 14Drive back to Kathmandu. About 5-6 hours.In the morning we drive back to Kathmandu through the Prithvi Highway. Arriving Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel and rest. Overnight at hotel. (B & B) (Lovely Nepal Tours and Travels recommend a trip to the Chitwan National Park to enjoy the Jungle safari in Nepal. It is the most visited national park of Nepal, which is a home of one-horned rhino and the Bengal tiger).

Day 15Transfer to international airport for your onward destination. Thank you for your trip with Lovely Nepal Tours and Travels. Our representative drops to the airport for the final departure or to your further destination.

Trip Note

The environmental, political and several other factors that are beyond the control of our team might be the hindrances in the trip. It is quite unusual for the alteration of whole itinerary; however, these factors can be responsible for the change and improvisation of the proposed itinerary. In such cases, the group leader or the trekking guide would decide the best alternative possible and try to minimize the problem as per the group’s interest. However, the company would not be responsible for the result of the alternatives and change in the suggested itinerary.

In case of health problems:

In case of altitude sickness and other health hazards during the trip, Lovely Nepal can charter a helicopter for you. In the case that you use this service, you can do the payment at our office. The payment receipt will be provided so that you can claim the amount from insurance.

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