Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Trip Code : NHT 01
- Max Elevation: 4130 mt.
- Trip Grade: Moderate
- Best Time: September to November & March to May
- Group Size Min: 01 Pax
- Accommodation: Tea House
- Start & End: Tea House
- Destination: Nepal
TRIP OVER VIEW
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a beautiful hike and best lifetime experienced in Nepal Asia. ABC trekking is the legendary, moderate, cultural, classic and mind-blowing scenery of high mountains. The trip fully based on the tea house and it can be completed into 9 t0 12 days from Kathmandu as an alternative itinerary of 7 days and 9 days. The Annapurna I 8091m is the 10th highest mountain in the world. The trekkers reach maximum 4130m at Annapurna Base Camp.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the most popular and delights with each moment of the walks facing constant views of mighty Annapurna peaks and spectacular Machhapuchhre mountain. Besides mountain views and dramatic scenic landscapes of rolling green hills. The valley covered by tall rhododendron and pine woods, where the local culture of native Gurung people is equally fascinating to observe on walks into nice lively villages around Ghandruk and Chomrong. The MBC Trek walk leads from the low warm valley of Pokhara and reaches to high mountains dotted with many villages and farm terraces. ABC via Ghorepani trek goes to through the Nayapul, Tikhedunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrong, Bambo, Himalaya, MBC, ABC back to Jhinu and ends at Siwai.
Annapurna Base Camp tour continues heading into Modi River gorge covered with dense forest, where the route leads higher up to reach a wide and scenic Annapurna Sanctuary trek with a stunning view of Annapurna peaks. Annapurna base camp treks great moments spectacular views of Annapurna range of mountains, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Glacier Dam, Tharpachuli, Barthachuli and then head back to Pokhara on an alternative route visiting natural hot-spring for a refreshing bath in Jhinu village, where a short drive leads to an end of the marvelous adventure on Annapurna Base Camp.
Mode of accommodation: Hotels and local Lodge on treks.
Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous with a touch of high altitude.
Highest spot on treks: At Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m.
Trek Duration: 07 Nights and 08 Days (Pokhara to Pokhara).
People and Culture: Populated by Gurung people of Buddhism religion and colorful culture with ancient traditional heritage and custom.
Best Seasons: Nearly all months of the year except the wet months from June to mid-September, where’s March to May lively with wildflowers and rhododendron (Nepal national flower in blooming times, where days are clear for views. October to December another best months for clear views but with short lights, cold in the morning and night times chances of snow on route walks.
Total Trip: 11 Nights and 12 Days (arrival to final departure)
Short Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu with transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Drive or Fly to scenic Pokhara 860 m and transfer to hotel- 06 hrs journey.
Day 03: Drive to Siwai and trek to Ghandruk 1,945 m – 05 hrs.
Day 04: Ghandrunk to Chomrong 2,110 m – 06 hrs
Day 05: Chhomrong to Dovan 2,635 m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Dovan to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,700 m – 06 hrs.
Day 07: MBC to (ABC) 4,130 m – 03 hrs.
Day 08: ABC to Bamboo 2,340 m from ABC – 06 hrs
Day 09: Bamboo to Hot Spring – 06 hrs.
Day 10: Jhinu to Siwan and drive to Pokhara-05 hrs.
Day 11: Fly or drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 12: Final departure from Kathmandu homeward bound or to respective destinations.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu with transfer to hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport get transferred to hotels after received by our guides and staff, at hotel check-in and join in for group briefing regarding treks and other useful information, with welcome dinner.
Day 02: Drive to Fly to Pokhara 860 m – 06 hrs ride and 30 mins via air.
An early morning departure from the hotel taking an overland drive to reach Nepal Mid-West at scenic Pokhara, during six hours drive views of snow-capped peaks, then arriving by the lakeside of Phewa in Pokhara, where many good hotels located with grand views of Annapurna peaks. (Flying options of 30 mins panoramic flight to land at Pokhara from Kathmandu)
Day 03: Drive to Siwai and trek to Ghandruk 1,945 m – 05 hrs.
After an overnight stop in Pokhara with views of Annapurna Himalaya range with Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’, having breakfast then drive beyond Pokhara to begin our first day walks. A short drive facing views of Annapurna past farm villages and towns and then at Bhirethati village, as drive leads further to start walking from low warm farm areas and then on stone steps with an uphill climb to reach a large Gurung village at Ghandruk often spelled and as Ghandrung also.
Day 04: Trek to Chomrong 2,110 m – 06 hrs.
From Ghandruk morning walk on the gradual path for short-while and then climb to reach at Kimrong Danda (ridge). Here with short break downhill into cool forested trails to reach Kimrong River and nice farm village, from here climb starts for an hour or more to reach a hilltop. After a climb on the gradual path to at Chomrong with short descends to reach our overnight at Chomrong. A large Gurung village was similar to Ghandruk which is the last permanent human settlement on route to Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary.
Day 05: Trek to Dovan 2,635 m – 06 hrs.
After Chomrong downhill to a bridge and with uphill to Sinuwa danda (ridge), where walk leads into deeply forested areas on winding ups and downhill to reach a place called bamboo within Modi River gorge, a small settlement with many good lodges from here an hour walk to reach at Dovan for overnight stop in a small isolated spot having few lodges.
Day 06: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,700 m – 06 hrs.
Our adventure leads close to our highlight, as walk leads into the forest past Himalaya Hotel, located next to large Hinko cave, beneath Annapurna South and Huin-Chuli peaks. From Himalaya Hotel downhill to near Modi River and then a short climb to Deurali where tall tree lines stop for short alpine bushes, walk uphill following Modi river right up to Machhapuchare base camp for an overnight stop, located beneath North Face of Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’.
Day 07: Trek to (ABC) at 4,130 m – 03 hrs.
An easy short day morning walk to Annapurna base camp, from Machhapuchare Annapurna Sanctuary, starts all the to base camp, walk leads to short ups to reach a level ground within Sanctuary enclosed by peaks and soon walk leads to Annapurna Base Camp. Reaching our final destination and the highest spot at above 4,130 m high situated beneath towering Mt. Annapurna and range of other peaks of Vara-Shikar, Gangapurna with Annapurna South. Annapurna Base Camp, one and only base camp in whole Himalaya region with a facility of nice and cozy lodge including nice food menu and rooms facing amazing views of Annapurna peaks.
Day 08: Trek from Base Camp to Bamboo 2,345 m – 06 hrs.
Enjoying lovely and pleasant scenic times at Annapurna base camp a long walk of near six hours leads you downhill with short ups to reach at Bamboo and back into tall tree lines and lush vegetation, after being on arctic zone climate at Annapurna base camp and sanctuary.
Day 09: Trek to Jhinu village 1,780m with Hot Spring – 06 hrs.
The return journey back to Chomrong with ups and downhill trail, from Chomrong hilltop our route diverts to another fresh new trail to reach at nice hill village at Jhinu located on a ridge with grand scenery of rolling hills and mountains. Jhinu provides refreshing natural hot-spring for interested people which is a mere distance downhill of half-hour to the hot spring with two nice warm pools close to raging Modi-River.
Day 10: Trek to the road head and drive to Pokhara-05 hrs.
Our last day of trekking, where morning leads to a nice pleasant walk downhill within low and warm farm areas, where an interesting drive takes you at a scenic and beautiful Pokhara for overnight stops by famous serene Lake Phewa.
Day 11: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
Morning from Pokhara an exciting overland journey back to Kathmandu on route observe farm villages and towns and then reach Kathmandu by afternoon, rest of the day free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.
Day 12: Final departure from Kathmandu homeward bound.
Last day in the land of Himalayan wonders, as per your international flight time depart from the hotel for the airport for your international flight back to home countries or other respective destinations.