Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the most popular trekking route of the Annapurna region which lies in the western region which is an amazing walk through diverse landscape and culture complete with rich mountain vistas, terraced field, and quaint Gurung village with a wide variety of flora and fauna. This trail passes through spectacular and tranquil landscapes, charming Gurung and Magar village, the lush green Rhododendron, bamboo and alpine forest. The trek is one of the beautiful treks in Annapurna region. This wonderful trekking is a concoction of the wonderful views of the mountains views with local culture in the heart of the Annapurna region. In the time of trekking, we will follow through clam nature and peaceful hill and dazzling mountains all around. There is one option which is also known as the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek that will head towards the complete Ghorepani Poon hill. In the way, this trip offers the charming scenery of the ethnic villages and their spectacular lifestyle. While trekking in Annapurna region one can enjoy the breathtaking natural views of the panoramic mountains and get to experience the culture of Sherpa people closely and get to see wild animals and the natural beauty of the villages surrounded by the mountains. Trekkers can find well-facilitated tea houses and hotel without difficulty and the trail is full of enticing natural wonders and absorbing cultural magnificence.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek lies in the Annapurna Conservation Areas where we pass through many villages of different ethnic communities having different culture and lifestyle. It is one of the most popular walks on the earth. The fabulous mountain scenery and the rich cultural diversity traverses across a wide spectrum of the lush rural farmlands and pretty villages. The middle and upper portions of Modi Khola offers some of the best trekking routes. During the time of trekking, you get to learn about people of different ethnicity, especially that of Gurung people when visiting Gurung Museum in Ghandruk. Trekking to this base camp is spectacular to explore the mighty snow peaks and to get the slights of wild animals and make the trekking holidays spectacular. Trekkers can find well-facilitated tea houses and hotel without difficulty and the trail is full of enticing natural wonders and absorbing cultural magnificence. The best season for trekking route is March to May and September and December. During the time of trekking, we get an opportunity to take the natural hot bath in hot spring. If you are planning for trekking on this route then we the team of Adventure Mountain Guide will heartily well-come to our beautiful and small country Nepal.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) 6 hrs drive
Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri (2000m.) 5 hrs
Day 04: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2870m.) 5 hrs
Day 05: Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m.) and trek to Tadapani (2660m.) 6 hrs
Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Chommrong (2170m.) 5 hrs
Day 07: Trek from Chommrong to Dovan (2350m.) 5 hrs
Day 08: Trek from Dovan to Deurali (3200m.) 5 hrs
Day 09: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m.) 5 hrs
Day 10: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2350m.)
Day 11: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Hot Spring (1780m.) 5 hrs
Day 12: Trek from Jhinu Hot Spring to Sewi and drive to Pokhara (820m.)
Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist bus
Day 14: Final Departure
According to our official Itinerary schedule, if any things exchanges instead of actual packages as Domestic Flight, Reserve Car or Van, Donation extra days and any things else the cost will be adding on your full board packages.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu), our representatives from Everest Trekking Routes Tour Operator (Rabin Gurung) will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel.
Day 02:Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus it takes 6/7 hour by tourist bus, You will be enjoying the best views of Himalayas from the air. Well, Pokhara offers the magnificent views of Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, five peaks of Annapurna, and others. We can explore numerous lakes in Pokhara. We will stay overnight in guesthouse in Pokhara.
Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri Today, we begin our trek at Nayapul after 1 hour driving by a private vehicle from Pokhara. And then after 15 minutes of short walk along the bank of Modi Khola, we will reach Birethanti. Trek starts from Birethanti to Ulleri which will take around three and half hours following the river to Lumle for lunch. One the way, you will be observing the beautiful farming lands and people working there. Finally we will reach at Ulleri.
Day 04: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani Leaving Tikhedhunga, we begin our trek with a steep climb to Ulleri. Well, Ulleri is a large Gurung village at the altitude of 2070m. Following the ascending trek through the beautiful dense rhododendron, magnolia forests will bring us to Ghorepani. The best time to see rhododendron and magnolia flowers is in the spring (March-April). We will stay at guesthouse tonight.
Day 05: Hike up to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani Today, very early in the morning, we will start an hour hiking to Poon Hill for the best sunrise view in the panorama of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif. And then we return to Ghorepani. Leaving Ghorepani following the beautiful dense forests will then bring you to Tadapani, which will be the destination for today.
Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Chommrong The day starts with steep downhill through dense rhododendron forests. Then, leaving Tadapani and following the trail will bring us to Chommrong. Chommrong offers the close up views of Annapurna South, Himchuli and Fishtail Mountain. Chommrong is the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 07: Trek from Chommrong to Dovan Today, the trail drops down to Chommrong Khola and again we continue climbing to Khuldighar where there is an Annapurna Conservation Area Check Post. After crossing the forest, we will reach at Dovan.
Day 08: Trek from Dovan to Deurali, Today will be a short walking day. Our day begins with the climb through forest to Himalayan Hotel where we will have our lunch. After the lunch, the trail goes gently uphill towards Hinku Cave. Then finally, we will reach at Deurali. Overnight, we will stay at guesthouse.
Day 09: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp Today is our special day in terms of the views. We will be starting early in the morning to ABC. The reason we start early is because we have to cross the avalanche areas before 12 at noon. After crossing the avalanche areas, we will trek uphill through the bamboo forests for about an hour to reach the Machhapuchhre Base Camp, which isn't really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted. Two hours of trek from Machhapuchhre Base Camp will take you to the Annapurna Base Camp at the elevation of 4130m, where you will enjoy the breath-taking surrounding views of the Himalayas. Overnight, we will stay at guesthouse.
Day 10: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo Today, we follow the same trail down to the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo where there are few teahouses and lodges available to stay.
Day 11: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Hot Spring .We follow the same trail until Chommrong. Once we have passed Khuldighar, there is an experimental sheep farm. Then, the trail continues through rhododendron forest. Descending down from Chommrong will take us to Jhinu Hot Spring where you can bath in natural hot springs.
Day 12: Trek from Jhinu Hot Spring to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara From Jhinu Hot Spring, we walk at the right side of Modi Khola for 4 and half hours to Birethanti which is considered to be one of the best and relaxing walk of the entire trek. Then, we reach Nayapul and an hour drive from Nayapul will bring us at Pokhara city.
Day 13:Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus Today, we will catch our early morning returning flight to Kathmandu. The flight takes about 35 minutes to reach Kathmandu. At the remaining time, you can explore the Kathmandu city or you can go for shopping. In the evening, we will celebrate the farewell dinner with our trekking crew.
Day 14: Final Departure You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We will transfer you to the airport for your returning flight.
This is my second trip with Rabin and I am already looking forward to a third trip with him soon. That show how much I value his services, his extensive experiences with the treks, his honesty and of course, the great supporting staffs he have. I feel safe and well taken care of with Rabin as my guide. He is a man with integrity and deal in a most honest way with us. This is unlike lots of horror stories you read about guides and tea-house owners collaborating to fleece hikers. We pay exactly what we consumed at the tea-houses based on the published menu prices, no more and no less. With Rabin, there is no hidden cost.
With more than 20 years of trekking experiences, he gave good advises on the route and safety measures to take. For example, he insisted that we started off early on a particular day so that we will reach a section with ice-sheet before the ice started to melt and traversing the ice-sheet becomes dangerous and difficult. We have a large team of porters and assistant guides to take care of our team of 12 hikers and everyone on Rabin's team have been extremely helpful and friendly. My teenage son enjoyed playing Uno and sliding down the ABC icy slope with a teenage porter, a fellow hiker who has walking difficulties was supported all the way by assistant guides and porters and our meals were all ordered in advance so the group don't have to wait long for food to be served.
If you feel tl;dr, please skip to the last line. My name is Patibut Preeyawongsakul. I have been trekking since 2012. I do either individual trekking or going with mountain guide. I was with Rabin on Annapurna Trekking in Dec 2015. Not only on the mountains, but also roaming around in the city. I was with him for totally 15 days. By 4 years of my trekking around Asia (and a little hiking in US), Rabin is the best mountain guide so far. Rabin knows how to take care any kind of trekkers from slow ladies to teenagers. Luckily we didn't need his first aid kit which he always carry it in his backpack. He's expert in almost mountains' information in Nepal (including sometimes Tibet). He can calculate trip's timing very precisely.
We could change itinerary on the way we walk without affecting flight schedule (we had one more day on the base camp last time.) Though, His skill still not matches his humbleness and hospitality. I had been seriously discussing with him for 6 months with nothing guarantee I'd go with him, but he happily helped me decide which route to take. He frankly showed the cost breakdown before we make final decision. He welcomed us at the airport, and all of my team had his souvenirs on the day we flew back to our home country. If you want a short review, Hire this guy. 10/10 would go with him again.