A short and moderate trek of little over a week to Annapurna base camp, an adventure that everyone should experience once in a lifetime.
A short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and we get to see the incredible Fish-Tail (6, 997 m), Annapurna-I (8, 091 m. The Ghandruk and Chomrong village trek offer remarkable natural panorama, enchanting views of Annapurna South (7,219 m), Machhapuchare Himal / Fish Tail (6, 997 m), Himchuli (6,434 m), Annapurna-III (7, 555 m), Gangapurna (7, 455 m) and many more. From where we get to experience the hospitality of the local Gurung people as well as the tradition of Gurung people, visiting village museum. Observe the cultural program, in the backdrop of magnificent views of Annapurna Himalayan Range within the stunning natural panorama, incredible views of all the peaks that seen on daily walks.
Waking up on a crystal-clear Himalayan day overlooking an 8,000-meter peak towering above you, wakening to the uncanny stillness of the Annapurna Sanctuary as down reveals the awesome sight of the surrounding peaks soaring overhead. Which is something that makes this trek so attractive and meaningful.
Our trek starts from Nayapul on the trail through beautiful rice, maize, and millet around farm villages. The main trail leads to the beautiful village of Birethanti and then reaching at Saulibazaar. Located on the bank of Modi River, as walk progress towards Annapurna Base Camp. Having a refreshing stop at Siwai which eventually leads us to beautiful Ghandruk village for overnight.
As the sun peeks out from the majestic mountains, with views of sun rays that shine and reflect on the snow Mountain range of Annapurna range of peaks. Walk down and climb up to Kimrung-Danda. A steep descent takes us towards the Kimrong Khola. Another steep ascent from Kimrong Khola, then with gentle walk to Chomrong. A beautiful and last permanent Gurung village, the gateway to Annapurna base camp and sanctuary. Located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massive.
From Chomrong descend on 2, 500 stone steps and cross over a bridge above Chomrong Khola. From here climb takes to Sinuwa a small settlement, and then through beautiful forest to reach Kuldihar. From here an easy downhill to a place called Bamboo, and then slowly climb through a cool shade of the forest. Lined with dense bamboo and rhododendron tree lines. Ascends steadily with a few steep sections to reach a small area called Himalaya Hotel. Where tree lines stop heading into an exposed and open area out in the sun again. Facing astounding views of high peaks and glacial Modi River below. It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. The vegetation gets sparse, allowing magical views of the valley, within sheer high rocky cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls.
As walk heads to your dream destination towards Annapurna Base Camp and the scenic sanctuary. The climb continues gently through a river bed then over a steep trail over towards a mountainside. The hike from a place called Bagar to Machhapuchare Base Camp is somewhat strenuous. From Machhapuchare base camp, we get excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchare Himal, the famous Fishtail peak. Includes a view of Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna-I, Annapurna-III, Gandharva-Chuli, and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience.
The vegetation disappears from here onwards on our way to Annapurna Base Camp, on entering around the beautiful sanctuary. Where walking path widens around this wonderful plateau the Annapurna Sanctuary. From here, we get sensational views of the near-vertical south East Face of Annapurna-I that towers above us. The Sanctuary boasts with a dynamic view without anything impeding the 360-degree panorama. From the base camp, we again get to savor mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchare, Annapurna South, Annapurna-I, Hiunchuli, and many other peaks.
From the Annapurna base camp, we retrace our steps to Bamboo. The day trek on the downhill, so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Besides, we will always have the company of the extraordinary landscape to cheer us up. From Bamboo, an uphill to Kuldighar followed by a downhill to Chomrong Khola. Then climb the stone steps to Chomrong where walk leads to descends reaching at the lovely village at Jhinu Danda. A great place for overnight halt with an opportunity to enjoy the hot springs which is just 20-minute walk downhill.
The next morning our last leg of the adventure from Jhinu Danda leads downhill to New Bridge and Syauli-Bazar after few hours. Finally, our trek comes to an end on reaching at Nayapul, from here we drive back to Pokhara and to Kathmandu.
This whole trip will always remind you of the most sacred part of your heart, you will always cherish. This memorable adventure on Annapurna Base Camp will make you plan more adventure holidays in Nepal Himalaya.
So get along with Happy Trekking.
Our suggested itinerary starting from Kathmandu and ending at Kathmandu for 9 days. Offers most of the great places that this trek has to offer to all interested trekkers. If you have enough time and want to explore more around Annapurna Sanctuary. Should look for NNTR Annapurna base camp trek with Poon hill
, we will be more than happy to offer. With delightful adventure on extended time covering more of this beautiful region. Just let us know
how we can help you to customize and make this trek wonderful, memorable, and enjoyable.
Day 1 - Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m) and flight to Pokhara (823m)
Day 2 – Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk 1:30 hour drive and 4 hours trek
Day 3 – Trek to Sinewa (2250m) 5 to 6 hours
Day 4 – Trek to Deurali (3350m) 5 to 6 hours
Day 5 – Trek to MBC to ABC (4130m) 5 to 6 hours
Day 6 – Trek to Bamboo (2310m) 5 to 6 hours
Day 7 – Trek to Jhinu Dada (1760m) 4 to 5 hours
Day 8 – Trek to Nayapul & drive to Pokhara 5 hours of trek and 1:30 hour drive
Day 9 – Drive / Flight to Kathmandu
Accommodation in Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Nowadays in the lower elevation of Annapurna reason have many different category hotels from normal teahouses to Luxury hotels. they are providing the room with attached bathrooms and a hot shower. These luxury Accomodatations are available just until Chhomrong Village. After Chhomrong Village, teahouses have comfortable shared toilet and washing facilities. There is nothing like falling asleep after a long day on the trails to a panoramic display of mountains outside your bedroom window. On the inside, the accommodation is simple, yet clean, cozy, and functional. The rooms usually include single-sized beds with comfortable sheets, pillows, and blankets. All the Accommodation for your trek and tour is twin sharing basis. If you wish to get a single supplement it will be available in Kathmandu and lower elevation of the trekking area but it might be difficult to get them in higher elevations in peak seasons.
Food in Annapurna Base Camp Trek
During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you can enjoy traditional Nepali food “Daal Bhaat”, which is a platter of boiled rice, curry, Greens, lentil soup, and pickles is available everywhere, as well as many types of International (Indian, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Tibetan, etc) foods.
For breakfast, you can choose items of bread, eggs, porridge, muesli, Corn flakes, pancake, hash browns, fries, Chapati, etc. The lunch and dinner menu is the same, which includes items of some vegetables and meats (limited option), spaghetti, pizza, noodles, sandwich, burgers, Soup, momo, etc are common foods. The fruit is rare and you don’t find any seafood items on the menu.
You can also find simple choices of hot beverages that include different types of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, hot lemon with Ginger and honey, etc. In some places, you can also find a simple dessert menu that includes apple pie, chocolate roll, custard, and pudding. Breakfast and Dinner we will take wherever we stay and the Lunch we will take on the way to our Destinations.
Our Trekking Team for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
Your safety is our first priority. To make your dream adventure come true and successful there will be 1 professional trekking leader/guide, 1 assistance trekking guide (1 assistance trekking guide for every 7 trekkers), and support staff / Sherpa porters (1 support staff for every 2 trekkers). These arrangements will make sure that if anybody on the group gets any issue (emergency return, Altitude sickness, physical damage, sickness, etc) in the middle of the trek and can’t continue rest of the group can still go ahead as planned as to the destinations.
Best Time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
For the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November) are the best months. The air, freshly washed by the monsoon rain, is crystal clear, stunning mountain scenery, and the weather is still comfortably warm. Although Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be taken during winter and monsoon too, but the cold can be bitter and dangerous at the high altitude, trekking trails above 3500 meters are usually blocked by the heavy snowfall. And the trails can be slippery due to the monsoon rain, Nepal’s famous Juka (leeches) are an un-pleasant feature of the wet season, but with care, trekking can still be possible and there are certainly fewer trekkers on the trail.