Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

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  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:14 Days
  • Trekking Duration:14 Days
  • Trip Grade:Moderate

Trip Highlights

Annapurna Base Camp is the most popular trekking destination taking the adventure seekers to Annapurna sanctuary through Rhododendron forests, high greenery, terraced hills to reach spiritual land of Annapurna massif.

• Great sunrise view from Poon Hill, Ghorepani
• Panoramic and closed views of Annapurna massif,
• Trek to the most popular trekking Annapurna base camp
• Interact with locals, cultural interchange
• Scenic mountain flight to and from Pokhara,explore lake city of Pokhara
• Walk through Rhododendron forests
• Tranquil bath at natural bath in hot spring in Jhinu

Trip Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking takes you deep into the Annapurna region and is world-renowned for its beauty and suitability for all the adventure lovers. Annapurna region in Nepal is most popular and world famous tourist trekking destination in Nepal due to its fascinating land biodiversity. Everyone can equally enjoy the unforgettable views of the surrounding peaks, rare landscapes and cultural exchange with ancient ethnic groups. You will never forget the feeling of being on the heart of the Himalayas on Annapurna base camp trek.
Annapurna Base Camp boasts the picturesque splendor in mixture with the multi ethnic diversity. The upper sun alpine grassland protects some of the endangered 101 species of mammals including snow leopards, musk deer, Tibetan Argali, Wolf and fox and blue sheep. Other area of region protects 474 species which includes 38 different species of birds at risk in Nepal such as mix species of multi-colored Himalayan pheasants, Golden eagle, Demoiselle crane, Indian tree pie amongst a whole host of other birds, butterflies and insects, 41 species of reptile and 23 species of amphibian have been recorded in the Annapurna region. More than 56 species of flowering plants are endemic to the region and have been recorded more than 3,430 species of flora inside the Annapurna conservation region.
Annapurna Base camp trek offers the thrilling views of Annapurna massif that includes Annapurna I, 8,091m. Additional peaks featured here are Mt. Dhaulagiri, 8,167m, Mt. Manaslu, 8,163m, and Machhapuchhre (fishtail mountain) 6,993m – a beautiful and sacred mountain that is off limits to climb. Watching the sun rise pouring yellow golden rays over the majestic Himalayas is the rare experience that very few unfortunate can forget. Likewise, abundant of natural diversity with lovely mountain views and Himalayan landscape, the experience will leave you speechless. Terraced fields of rhododendron and bamboo with a wide range of flora and fauna are another attraction of the trek.
Annapurna Base Camp trekking starts from Nayapul a short drive from Pokhara. We ascend well-trodden trails through terraced farmland and traditional villages. As we climb through ancient oak and rhododendron forest, across sparkling streams and past waterfalls, the world of snow and ice starts to unfold above us. This combination of pretty villages and terraced fields of millet and rice, coupled by the majestic splendor of Machapuchare (6,993m), Annapurna I and Hiunchuli (6,441m) make this an extremely rewarding trek. Climbing up the Modi Khola valley towards the sanctuary we are teased with views of towering peaks and dazzlingly high rock walls with waterfalls tumbling down into the roar of the river below. As the gorge widens, we ascend to Machapuchare Base Camp (3,700m) on the lateral moraine of Annapurana south glacier. The steady climb up to ABC reveals the full splendor of this natural amphitheater.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara drive by Bus- 6 hrs
  • Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m.)
  • Day 04: Tikhedunga to Ghorepani Trek (2860m.)- 6 hrs.
  • Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani Trek (2520m.) 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 06: Tadapani to Chhomrong Trek (2020m.)
  • Day 07: Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel Trek (2850m.)- 6 hrs.
  • Day 08: Himalaya Hotel to MBC Trek (3700m.)
  • Day 09: MBC to Annapurna Base Camp trek (4130m.)
  • Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo Trek (2300m.) 6hrs.
  • Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda Trek (1780m.) 5 hrs.
  • Day 12: Jhinu Danda to Nayapul Trek and drive back to Pokhara
  • Day13: Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 14: Departure Day

Detail Itinerary

Welcome. You will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your respective hotels. Short briefing about the trip will be given.

After breakfast, we leave Kathmandu and drive to Pokhara through Prithivi Highway. On the way, we enjoy the overwhelming view of rocky hills while going along the river. The road is smooth but traffic jam may disturb. We will visit some important places in Pokhara city.

Today, after having breakfast in Pokhara we drive for an hour to Naya Pul. Our trekking starts from the same spot. We walk for 3-4 hours to reach Tikhe Dhunga. The trail is not difficult though we have to climb. You can visit other trekkers ascending to the altitude. The journey is entertaining enough. A lot of picturesque views inspire you to click your camera during your trek. We stay in Tikhe Dhunga in a guest house.

This day trekking trail is slightly uphill to Ghorepani. The astonishing view of high Himalayas and beautiful landscape gives pleasant experience while following the trail. We pass through some settlements and terraced fields. We stay in a lodge at Ghorepani.

On this day, we trek for more than 6 hours to reach Tadapani. We pass through a forest and continue along the river side. You can hike to Poonhill to get the photographic scenes of natural landscape. The mountains are seen glowing while walking through the route to Tadapani. We stay overnight in a lodge in Tadapani.

On this day, we walk descending to Kemrung Stream. After crossing the forest of rhododendron we walk towards Chhomrong across Gurung village. Chhomrong warmly offers us the close-up view of Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Mt. Annapurna, Virgin Peak and Hiunchuli. You can explore Chhomrong area and stay in a lodge overnight.

This day trekking trail follows Chhomrong River and ascends for some elevation. On the route, we cross through rhododendron forest and reach Dovan. The picturesque view of the natural beauty follows us while we trek. Remaining afternoon and the evening is to wander around Dovan. We spend a night in Himalaya Hotel.

This day trekking trail heads to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The route is pleasant with the views of the photographic scene of the landscape and snow-capped mountains. It is about 6 hours walk to reach the destination but we can preserve time if we increase our speed. We stay overnight at lodge in MBC.

After having hot breakfast, the trekking trail continues to Annapurna Base Camp. The area is known as Annapurna Sanctuary which is covered with lofty mountains. The area gives an astonishing view of Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Barah Shikhar. We spend night in a guest house dined with potato soup and traditional Gurung bread which is specially for preventing from effects of cold.

This day trek is retrieve back from Annapurna Base camp to Bamboo. Annapurna South and high Himalayan peaks tries to pull back to base camp where you feel heavenly intoxicated with the beauty of nature. Pleasant walking through forests and passing some villages provide chances to explore the area. We stay overnight in a guest house in Bamboo.

On this day, we trek Jhinu Danda. The trekking is descending from Jhinu Danda with the pleasant walk enjoying the scenic beauty. We reach at Jhinu Dada and explore the surrounding area. The panoramic views are impressive from the hill especially sunset views are lovely. We stay overnight in a guest house in Jhinu Danda.

This is the final day of our trekking. We trek to Nayapul from Jhinu Danda and end our trek there. We drive back to Pokhara and explore the beauty of it. You can climb to Sarangkot hill which is famous for adventurous paragliding sport. Explore Pokhara City and overnight stay in a hotel.

After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the hotel where you either have leisure time or you may catch the last moments exploring the missed sights. There are opportunities of shopping for gifts to your nearest ones. In the evening, we have a celebration dinner together.

Our team representative will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport for final departure normally 3 hours before your flight.

In December 2018 I was privileged to participate in a trekking tour led by Tsering Lama of Dolma Treks.  The group included children from 8 years old up to adults of 67 years old.  Everyone's needs were catered for perfectly:
Briefings, advice, trekking pace, route, options, accommodation, food and drinks.  The Dolma Treks team were caring, competent and great company.  As a former tour leader myself, I was really impressed by Tsering's leadership
and organizational skills.   When unexpected difficulties occurred they were dealt with quickly with little or no inconvenience to participants. His assistants are obviously carefully chosen as they were all a delight and very well trained.  I was particularly pleased to see that the porters were carrying reasonable loads and seemed to be enjoying their job. I would have no hesitation in recommending Tsering and Dolma Treks to anyone considering a trip to Nepal.

Wendy Batey,

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