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 Trekking operates 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.
Highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Poon Hill Panoramic view of Annapurna Ranges and Dhaulagiri Ranges with a spectacular view of sunrise and sunset place
- Ghandruk the typical culture of the Gurung Village
- Short and comfortable trek route with enough teahouses for the food and accommodation during the trek
- Himalaya salt and wild Honey hunting place
- Jhinu Danda Natural Hot Spring place
- Dense Rhododendron Forest
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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).
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).
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).
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.