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Annapurna Sanctuary (Base Camp) Trek



Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking in Nepal. It lies in the Annapurna Conservation Area Project that offers you an amazing journey through the picturesque hillside to the natural amphitheater at 4130 meters altitude. Annapurna base camp is surrounded by the giant walls of the Annapurna Himalayas from three sides for which it is located in the shape of an open bowl.


The trek to Annapurna base camp heads from Nayapaul, which is the main gateway of most of the treks in the Annapurna region. Despite of different alternative trekking trail in the beginning, our recommended route is via Poon hill. The trail leads you through the terraced hillside and eventually through the rhododendron forest that offers a remarkable journey to Ghorepani. Hike to Poon Hill view point early in the morning offers the breathtaking sunrise view over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri white peaks that turn out to be golden once the sunrays kiss their summits. The ethnic culture of Magar and Gurung people and their hospitality makes your trek a beautiful experience. The straightforward trail to ABC offers you a wonderful experience of exploring the alpine vistas in a place, where you will be surrounded by the massive peaks of Annapurna from three sides. When it becomes snowy, the landscape becomes mind blowing. The descending route leads you through Jhinu and walk to Nayapul.


Reliance Trekkingoperates Annapurna Base Camp Trekking with professional guide and assisting team. March to May and September to November are the best trekking seasons. Please, feel free to contact us for the detailed information about the trek.


Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).

Representative of Reliance Trekking will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and you will be transferred to  hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast  included)


Day 02: Pre-trip Meeting and Kathmandu city sightseeing Tour.

In the morning, we set up a pre-trip meeting with an introduction of the trekking guide. Managing the document to prepare the paperwork for the trekking, then we visit the UNESCO listed world heritage sites of the Kathmandu valley, including Boudhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, the Pashupatinath temple that is situated beside the Bagmati River. Driving back to the hotel, you prepare the trek with packing your belongings. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast included)


Day 03: Departure from Kathmandu to Pokhara By Tourist bus

In the morning, drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu through the winding road. The Prithvi highway goes along the Trishuli River side. Exploring the side valleys and terraced hillside, you reach to Pokhara and transfer to the hotel. O/N at Hotel. (Breakfast included)


Day 04: Drive  from Pokhara to Nayapul and  Trek to Ulleri (1960 m.)

Good morning Pokhara. After the breakfast, drive to Nayapul, which is about an hour and begin the trek. After the check in to the ACAP counter, take a walk through the terraced hill and pass Hile, Tikhedhunga that leads you to Ulleri, after 1.5 hour steep climb through the stone staircase and rest. 7 hours. O/N at Hotel.(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included)


Day 05: Trek from  Ulleri to Ghorepani (2775 m.)

After the breakfast, we begin to walk through the isolated trail that is dotted by the rhododendron forest. We gradually walk steep up to ascend Ghorepani. We continue the trek to Phalate and Chitre. The views of Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri I,Tukuche peak, Himchuli on the way to Ghorepani entice us. 4 hours. O/N at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch dinner Included)


Day 06: Morning, excursion to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2670m).

Early in the morning, we take about one hour straight uphill hike to Poon Hill to enjoy the exclusive sunrise view over the snow peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri summits. After a wonderful session, climb down to Ghorepani and have a breakfast. Then, take a walk through up and down trail via Deurali and walking along the stream. Then it is up and down trek through the forest and a steep climb takes you to Tadapani. 6- 7 hours walk,O/N at lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included).


Day 07: Trek  from Tadapani to Chomrong (2170m.)

After the breakfast in the tiny village of Tadapani, trek down to the stream, leaving the main trail to Ghandruk. It escorts you through dense forest to Gurajong village that lies just after the suspension bridge.With few winding and up down trail, it leads you to the Gurung village of Chhomrong, which is a striking zone of the folk culture and traditions.5-6 hours walk, O/N at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included).


Day 08: Trek from  Chhomrong to Dobhan (2600 meters)

Beginning the trek from Chhomrong after the breakfast, it escorts you to the ridge of Sinuwa and the trail is fine after that. It goes through the dense rhododendron forest to Kundighar and the bamboo forest begins. The rocky trail continually leads you to Dovan, which is a juncture of two streams and take a rest. 6 hours walk, O/N at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included).


Day 09: Trek  from Dobhan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m)

After the breakfast at Dovan, we head through the jungle, which is relatively undisturbed and peaceful . The waterfalls, Hiinku cave and Deurali. The trail becomes rugged and rocky cliffs are usual scenery. It becomes an adventurous trail in winter due to the slipperiness. For a fast walker, people get to reach Annapurna base camp, but many people love to stay at Machhapuchhre base camp and hike to ABC on the following day. 7 hours. O/N at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included)


Day 10: Hike Annapurna base camp (4130 meters)  and down to  Deurali

Early morning, after the breakfast, hike to the Annapurna base camp. It is surrounded by the giant Himalayan boulders, in the form of open bowl. You can explore the outstanding setting at the base camp and trek down to MBC. After the lunch, trek down all the way to Deurali. 7 hours. O/N at Lodge,(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included)


Day 11: Trek from Deurali to Chomrong (2170m.)

Walking through the picturesque countryside after the breakfast, the route passes through beautiful fields of rhododendron flowers, oaks and bamboo. We trek through Sinuwa, down cross the Chomrong Khola and continue to climb Chomrong Village. 7 hours. O/N at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner Included) 


Day 12: Trek from Chhomrong to Ghandruk (1940m)

From Chhomrung, ascend towards the ridge after crossing the Modi Khola and Kimrung Khola. Then, walk gradually to the Gurung village of Ghandruk. It is also known as the village of Gurkhas. 6 hours, O/N at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner Included) 


Day 13: Trek  from Ghandruk to Nayapul (1070m) Drive to Pokhara.

It's a steep downhill trek from the Ghandruk village. From Khimche, you have a driving option to Pokhara. Or continue the trek to Nayapul and drive to Nayapul after checking out from the ACAP counter. Then transfer to the hotel. O/N Hotel Pokhara. (Breakfast Included)


Day 14: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus

It is all the way about 7 hours beautiful road drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu through the Prithvi highway and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel. Breakfast Included)


Day 15: Departure day your Destination.

On this day, our representative drops you at the airport for the final departure. Thank you very much for trekking with us. See you again.

Includes / Excludes

  Cost Included


*Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle . 

*Accommodation in 2 star category Hotel in Kathmandu 3 Nights on BB basis as per the    itinerary.

*City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private Vehicle.

*Necessary permits for trek & climbing.

*Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu

*Accommodation in guest houses during the trek.

*(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) per day during the trek Drinks- (3 cups of Tea & Coffiee per day during the trek).

*Fresh fruits after dinner.

*Qualified and experienced guide and porter services.(We will provide 1 porter for 2  trekkers and the maximum weight carried by porter is below 25 Kg in total).

*Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staffs.

*All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes.


Cost does not include


* Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.

* Drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).

* Your travel insurance.

* Your equipment for trekking and climbing

* Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone calls etc. 

*International airfare and departure airport tax 

* Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents and other occurrence beyond our control

*Monuments fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu & other places.

*Any other cost not mention above in cost includes.

* Sleeping bag and down jacket,medicine if necessary. 

* Your Nepal Visa Fee


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Duration 15 Days

Grade Moderate

Max-Altitude 4130m

Trip Style

Country Nepal

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Lekhnath Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 977 01 4427245

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