Annapurna Base Camp Trek

| 15 Days

“Experience the ultimate adventure in Nepal by trekking to the magnificent Annapurna Base Camp with us”

Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers the best of nature and Himalayas in the north western region of Nepal. Being the popular trekking site, Annapurna base camp trek not only lets you to spectacle the panoramic views of Annapurna Himalayan range and other snow-capped mountains but it also lets you to pass through beautiful villages, explore the local culture, tradition and immerse in the massive natural beauty that Annapurna region has to offer.

Annapurna Base Camp trek is initiated after your arrival in the scenic lake city Pokhara. You can either take a 6 hours scenic drive or 15 minutes of domestic flight from Kathmandu. In the initial day of our Annapurna base camp trek, we will drive towards Lumle and trek in the direction of Tirkhedhunga through beautiful terraced fields. In the following day we cross the suspension bridge and ascend through 3000 stone steps to arrive at Ulleri. With the scenic Himalayan views of Annapurna and Himchuli peak at the back drop we head towards Ghorepani. It is small but incredibly beautiful village locally inhabited by Magars and Gurungs. Further, we head towards Poonhill in the early morning to witness the mind-blowing sunrise views over the Himalayas. Continuing our Annapurna adventure, we will trek towards Tadapani, Chomrong, and Himalaya Hotel, Machhapuchhre base camp and finally Annapurna base camp. You will certainly get fascinate by the scenic Himalayan views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Himchuli, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and other snow-capped mountains. Along the magical views of grand Himalayas you will also get to explore the local culture, traditions by passing through beautiful villages. From Annapurna base camp, we will descend towards Himalaya Hotel, Chomrong, Pothana, Dhampus and drive back to Pokhara with plentiful of memories to cherish in the years to come. Annapurna base camp trek is the demanding yet delightful adventure on the Annapurna region of Nepal. Therefore you must possess good health and physical fitness to embark in.

Contact Euro-Asia Treks right now and experience this incredible journey to the heartland of the Himalayas with our expert trekking staffs. It is once in a lifetime kind of experience and adventure.

 

Price Includes

  • 10 Days trek as per program with English Speaking Sherpa Guide and porter.
  • Accommodation in normal lodges with full board during trek.
  • All Transfer by Private Vehicle.
  • TIMS Card and ACAP permit fees.
  • International Arrival and Departure transfer in Kathmandu.
  • 03 Nights Accomodation in Kathmandu with daily breakfast.
  • 02 Nights Accomodation in Pokhara with daily breakfast.
  • Full day Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with guide and entrance fee.
  • Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner.
  • Duffel Bag, Sleeping Bag and T-shirt.

Price Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu(Except Farewell Dinner and Welcome Dinner)
  • Any Beverage and Tips.
  • Any expenses of Personal Nature.
  • Airport Departure Taxes.
  • Any cost occurred due to landslide, political disorder or natural calamities, flight cancellation or any unforeseen reason, etc.
  • Personal Travel Insurance.

Day to Day itinerary

    Day 1 : Arrival
  • Welcome by our representative at the airport, transfer to hotel in Kathmandu. In evening welcome dinner.

    Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

  • Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • After breakfast, introduce with the Sightseeing Guide & driver. We set to the first day sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley. Today you will see the following spots; the details are as described below:

    Swoyambhunath:
    The Swoyambhunath Stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and is situated at the mound. From this Stupa you can closely look at the settlement pattern in Kathmandu and have a close look at the Chaityas and Monasteries which circles the main stupa of Swoyambhunath. This stupa also relates itself to the history of creation of Kathmandu Valley as how Manjushree, a Buddhist monk, saw a huge lotus emanating bright light at the centre of the lake. So he cut a deep gorge allowing the water to drain from the lake because he wanted to observe and worship the lotus where it is said that Swoyambhunath is situated.

    Kathmandu Durbar Square:
    Kathmandu Durbar Square welcomes you to the palaces, courtyards and temples built between 12th to 18th centuries where the then Kings used to live and the coronations of Shaha dynasty Kings used to take place. You might be amazed with the number of temples and architectural styles that you see in this courtyard. Moreover, you might also get the glimpse of Kumari, a living goddess, whose residence is within this courtyard.

    Kumari Temple:
    Kumari, Virgin Goddess, must be chosen from a Newar community, inhabitants of Kathmandu, with no body marks & injuries who will be replaced by another Kumari after puberty.

    Kasthamandap:
    Kasthamandap meaning “Wood-Covered Shelter” is a three storied pagoda style temple which enshrines a statue of Gorakhnath. It was built in the early sixteenth century by the wood of a single tree which is open for everyone from mid day to mid night but people are not allowed to take the picture in the temple. The capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, is derived from this temple thus there are many myths and stories associated with this temple which is shared every year in a ceremony with different varieties of food by Newar community.

    Patan City:
    Patan Durbar Square is an enchanting melange of Palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former Royal Palace complex is the centre of Patan’s religious and social life. A museum full of bronze statues and religious monuments is one of the fascinating places to visit within Patan Durbar Square. A temple entirely built by stone in the 17th century in the name of Hindu deity Krishna, is one of the major attraction of Patan
    Durbar Square.

    Tibetan Refugee Camp:
    The refugee camp set up by the International Red Cross & the Swiss Development Corporation in corporation in 1960 AD with the government of Nepal might be one of the areas where you would buy carpets and handicrafts created by them and to support the less fortunate people.

    Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

  • Day 03 : Drive to Pokhara
  • After breakfast drive to Pokhara. A very scenic drive lasts for about 6 hrs through the beautiful riverbanks & gorges. After reaching to Pokhara you will visit Seti george, Davis fall & Bindubasini temple.
    Known as the city of lakes and the starting point for trekking destination and the second largest city of Nepal is Pokhara. The Barahi temple in the middle of the big lake which is the most fascinating landmark in Pokhara and the reflection of snow-capped mountain in the lake is so serene and magnificent that you will remember it for your entire life. With the closer view of Annapurna range and Mt. Fish tail you will feel close to nature and mysticism. The other destinations in Pokhara that you will not want to miss out are Devin’s fall, Bindabasini Temple, Seti George, Buddhist monasteries and the hike to Peace Pagoda which brings you close to the nature and to the different spectrum of life style in this magnificent city.

    Stay overnight at Pokhara.

  • Day 04 : Arrive at Pokhara and start trekking to Tikhedhunga (1540 m, Duration: 4 to 5 hours)
  • After arriving at Pokhara from Kathmandu, Annapurna base camp trek initiates as we take a short drive for about 2 hours through beautiful valleys and hilly roads leading towards Lumle. We meet our trekking crew here and start walking through meadows, fields and small settlements. Now after crossing a suspension bridge, surpassing Modi Khola (river) and Bhurundi Khola we reach at beautiful village of Birethanti. At this point we will be entering Annapurna Conservation Area Project. After entry registration, we will walk smoothly and gently crossing few suspension bridges, after trekking for about an hour, we arrive at hille and Tikhedhunga after fifteen to twenty minutes.

    Stay overnight at Tikhedhunga.

  • Day 05 : Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2750 m, Duration: 5 to 6 hours)
  • Our next day of Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins as we have our early breakfast and start trekking activity after crossing a suspension bridge at Tikhedhunga. Then we will be climbing steeply up 3000 stone steps, which might be breathtaking but, the sceneries, surrounding and quick stops, will make it quite rewarding. This challenging climb leads us to Ulleri, which is known for its unmatched natural beauty and picturesque sceneries of snow-capped mountains like Annapurna South, Himchuli and other surrounding peaks. The place is locally inhabited by Magars, who have got very good skills in wood, stone art and crafts.

    Following the trekking trails, we arrive at Ulleri followed by Banthani after couple of hour’s gentle climb. During the months of March and April, magical views of blossoming rhododendron can be viewed. Then finally we arrive at the overnight staying point for the day, Ghorepani after further two hours of walk through beautiful forests.

    Stay overnight at Ghorepani.

  • Day 06 : Poonhil excursion for magical sunrise views (3193m, Duration: 3 hours) and continue trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2595 m, Duration: 4 hours)
  • Today we will be waking up very early and hiking up to Poon Hill for magical sunrise views over the Himalayas. We get to hear other fellow trekkers preparing for the same. In about an hour, hiking carefully in a dark, we reach at top of Poonhill. As soon as the sun rises above the Himalayas turning snow White Mountains into golden color, that’s the moment everyone out there is waiting for, the moment that you want to capture and remember forever.  You will witness the Himalayas from Dhaulagiri stretching out to Manaslu in the east with great Annapurna Himalayas in between. Then after we descend towards Ghorepani and continue our journey to Tadapani, our final destination for the day; crossing through beautiful rhododendron forests.

    Stay overnight at Tadapani.

  • Day 07 : Trek from Tadapani to Chommrong (2170 m, Duration: 5 hours)
  • After leaving behind Tadapani, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking trail directs us towards northern side dropping steeply through beautiful forests. Following the walls, we arrive at Chisapani, heading further downwards, lead us to Chiukle. It would be a great trekking experience while walking through terraced fields, crossing huge suspension bridge over Kimrong River. Passing through local schools, striking waterfalls, we arrive at main Ghandrung – Chomrong route, trekking through terraced fields and snow capped mountains along our way.

    Stay overnight at Chomrong.

  • Day 08 : Trek from Chommrong to Himalaya Hotel (2920 m, Duration 6 hours)
  • Today would be quite easy trekking day as there will be more downhill trekking. First we descend Chomrong village to crossover Chomrong River. Then we arrive at naturally blessed small village of Sinuwa, which is surrounded by greenery forests from both sides of the trail. If you are here during spring months of March and April then you just can’t get your eyes off its natural beauty. Soon after immersing ourselves in wilderness feelings, we enter the bamboo forests, climb gently towards Dovan crossing few small river streams. Between final stretch of our day, from Dovan to Himalaya Hotel, we visit sacred home of deity, Panch baraha, stop for few inside stories and pass Modi Khola to reach Himalaya Hotel.

    Stay overnight at Himalayan Hotel.

  • Day 09 : Trek from Himalaya Hotel to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700 m, Duration: 5 hours)
  • Leaving behind Himalaya Hotel, today we will visit the Hinku cave which is believed to be formed due to huge rocks and very quiet and serene place. Further continuing our adventurous yet delightful Annapurna Base Camp journey for half an hour, we arrive at Deurali. This area is avalanche prone area with only short shrubs, large boulders without trees. Extra precautions are taken while passing this area and after Deurali, the trail crosses numerous river streams to enter sanctuary, walk over wooden bridges and finally stay overnight at one of the few lodges over there.

    Stay overnight at Machhapuchre Base Camp.

  • Day 10 : Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m) and return Himalaya Hotel (Duration: 6 hours)
  • We mark the most important day of the trek today as we will be stepping at Annapurna Base Camp. The base camp is inside Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), initiated by Nepal government to protect local flora and faunas. Also this area is home to many indigenous local inhabitants, dense coniferous rhododendron forests. Also there is a great chance of encountering various wildlife habitats like blue sheep, pika, snow-leopards and Himalayan Thar etc. Similarly, conservation area is the home for various birds like colorful Impatiens, Koalas, blood pheasants etc.

    Trekking trail towards Annapurna base camp is not that steep, we will be progressing through gentle uphill walk, peaceful meadows with enthralling views of towering Himalayan peaks. We get the 360 degree panoramic views of Annapurna Himalayan range from base camp. The best view that you can’t get anywhere else. The utmost feeling of accomplishment strikes us as we immerse in the most beautiful and rewarding views of Annapurna, Machhapuchre and Gangapurna. In short time you would surely miss these moments as we follow the same route to Himalaya Hotel.

    Stay overnight at Himalaya Hotel.

  • Day 11 : Trek downhill from Himalaya Hotel to Chhomrong (Duration: 5 hours)
  • On this day, we will be following the same route as before from Himalaya Hotel to Chomrong with plenty of downhill and pleasant walks. We will interact with locals and get their cultural insights wherever possible.

    Stay overnight at Chomrong.

  • Day 12: Trek from Chomrong to Pothana (1900m, Duration 5 hours)
  • During the final days of our Annapurna Base Camp Trek we follow the trails of Upper Chomrong to Summit view at Daulu. After trekking downhill approximately for 45 minutes we arrive at Jhinu danda where we encounter few tea houses. Carrying on our descents, we cross  the bridge of Khumrong Khola and arrive at New bridge (Nayapul) after an hour. We come across the large suspension bridge over Modi Khola, walk across beautiful meadows, terraced rice fields and take some stone steps before arriving at Landrung. Between Landrung and the pass, Bichowk Deurali, the trail winds around two sides of valley and climbs 550 m, finally reaching Tolka. The route from Tolka continues in a fair grade, to finally encounter a steep climb through the trees to Bichowk Deurali, after passing the remains of the old suspension bridge at Bheri Kharka. From Bichowk Deurali, enchanting views of Dhaulagiri and Rhododendron forests are offered. Finally  we gently descend to Pothana.

    Stay overnight at Pothana.

  • Day 13: Trek from Pothana to Dhampus and finally arrive back to Pokhara (1650m, Duration: 2 hours)
  • The final day of our Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we have our breakfast and start trekking for around two hours through scenic landscapes, hills and mountainous views, we arrive at Dhampus and further short drive takes us back to scenic lake city of Pokhara.

    Stay overnight at Pokhara.

  • Day 14: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Have breakfast in Pokhara and drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Lunch on the way to Kathmandu.

    At evening Farewell Dinner.

    Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

     

  • Day 15: Departure
  • After breakfast transfer to the airport to fly to onward destination.