Annapurna Base Camp Trek
12 Days / 11 Nights
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek will take you through remote valleys, ancient villages, alpine lakes, glaciers, scenic trails, forests, and bring you close to the base of 7,000 and 8,000 meter peaks in a relatively short period of time.
Rated as one of the world’s best trekking trails, the Annapurna Base camp route has been attracting adventure avid trekkers from all over the world in order to enjoy the sublime beauty of the region.
Our 11 day Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have ability to walk at least 4-5 hours a day with a light day pack.
Our itineraries are suggestions and are fully customisable according to your needs, interests and budget.
Treat these itineraries as inspiration and one of our experts will create your uniquely tailored holiday with your requests in mind so that you can truly experience Nepal with Seven Senses.
Day 1. Arrive Kathmandu (-/-/-)
After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by your guide and who will then transfer you to your hotel. If time permits, you can either explore your surroundings or relax at the hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2. Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation (B/-/-)
The Kathmandu sightseeing trip will begin in the morning. After breakfast, you will be taken to Kathmandu Durbar (Palace) Square, one of the heritage sites where you can view many historical and cultural monuments. Later, you will visit another heritage site known as Pashupatinath Temple. This is a sacred Hindu Temple of Lord Shiva which is always crowded with Hindu pilgrims. After lunch, visit to a Buddhist pilgrimage site, Swayambhunath (better known by the name of Monkey temple among tourists). Later conclude the sightseeing at the Boudhanath Shrine. Transfer back to the hotel, where a short meeting will take place to discuss the upcoming trekking plans. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3. Kathmandu to Pokhara (B/-/-)
We will set off to the magical city of Pokhara today. We will either board a flight or drive to Pokhara by a tourist bus or private vehicle. The flight to Pokhara offers a great view of the Himalayan range and mystical landscape of Nepal.
If we drive to Pokhara we will have a great opportunity to discover the beautiful rivers, green forests, hills and the magnificent Himalayas. It will take us approximately 5-6 hours to reach Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara our representative will escort you to the hotel where you stay for the night.
Day 4. Pokhara to Ghandruk (alt. 1,940m) (B/L/D)
(5-6 hrs trekking)
We gear up for our trekking expedition today. We will be trekking to reach the beautiful village of Ghandruk today. From Pokhara, we will drive to Nayapul which is the start point of our expedition. Trekking from Nayapul we will reach Birethanti from where we ascend uphill on the trail to reach Ghandruk.
On our way we will enjoy the great views of the beautiful Himalayas while passing through the small villages like Chimrong, Syauli Bazar and Chane. We then cross a suspension bridge over the Khumlu Khola and reach Ghandruk.
Ghandruk is a beautiful village mostly inhabited by the Gurung community. Ghandruk offers superb close up views of Fishtail Mountain, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. We will also explore the Gurung museum in Ghandruk and acquaint ourselves with the rich Gurung culture and traditions. Overnight, we stay at a guesthouse in Ghandruk.
Day 5. Ghandruk to Chhomrong (alt. 2,170m) (B/L/D)
(4-5 hrs trekking)
We will enjoy the early morning sunrise in Ghandruk and gear up to continue our trek. Leaving Ghandruk behind, we climb for an hour up to Ghandrukkot and descend to Kimron Khola. We will then take a steep ascent until we reach Chhomrong. We will be bestowed with rewarding views of Annapurna south and Fishtail Mountain while scaling to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a small but beautiful village located on the lap of the Annapurna Massif. Overnight, we stay at a guest house in Chhomrong.
Day 6. Chhomrong to Dovan (alt. 2,580m) (B/L/D)
(5-6 hrs trekking)
We will have our breakfast and head towards Dovan. The trail passes via Modi Khola and enters the wooded slopes of the Himalayas. We cross the suspension bridge and ascend to Sinuwa Danda. The trail then passes through the dense rhododendron forest and reach Khuldighar.
We will later descend along the stony slopes into the deep bamboo and rhododendron forest and reach Dovan. Overnight, we stay at a guest house in Dovan.
Day 7. Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (alt. 3,700m) (B/L/D)
(5-6 hrs trekking)
Our day starts with a gradual ascent following the trail above the river through the dense forest. We then cross two streams and pass through solitary places. The beautiful sceneries will make our adventure even vibrant and exotic. We may spot a variety of wildlife like wild pig, deer and snow leopard during the trek.
We will later climb to Hinko cave and ascending further we will reach Deurali. From Deurali we climb through the river bed and then climb to the mountain side. We need to be rather precarious as there are avalanche prone areas at some points of the trail.
Hiking further we reach Bagar from where the trail leads us to MBC. The MBC offers the superb view of Machhapuchhre, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II and Gangapurna. Overnight, we stay at MBC.
Day 8. MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (alt. 4,130m) and back to Dovan (B/L/D)
(2-3 hrs trekking)
Today we will be trekking to reach Annapurna Base Camp. We start our expedition enjoying the beautiful sceneries and we will also see the snow boulders melting and forming small streams. The trail widens up as we enter the sanctuary.
We will follow the stream and then climb to a small settlement area. We will enjoy the breathtaking view of the south face of Annapurna towering above the sanctuary. The ABC offers a magnificent view of the Himalayas including Machhapuchhre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other majestic peaks. We then get back to Dovan for the overnight stay.
Day 9. Dovan to Jhinu (alt. 1,760m) (B/L/D)
(5-6 hrs trekking)
We have our early breakfast and continue our trek to reach Jhinu. The trail leads uphill through the stone steep to the ridge before reaching Sinuwa. The trail then drops down to a hill from where we ascend to reach Chhomrong. Trekking further we reach Jhinu where we spend overnight at the guesthouse.
Day 10. Jhinu to Nayapul to Pokhara (B/L/-)
(5-6 hrs trekking)
We start our expedition by crossing the bridge to reach the Kyumi village. From Kyumi village we trek to Syauli Bazaar and then descend down to Birethanti. We will reach Nayapul in approximately one hour from Birethanti. We will complete our trek after reaching Nayapul and catch a vehicle that will drive us to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara we will check-in at the hotel and rest for the night.
Day 11. Pokhara to Kathmandu (B/-/D)
We will drive back to Kathmandu by a tourist bus or private vehicle today. Driving back to Kathmandu is a great fun as it offers wonderful views of beautiful rivers, landscapes and traditional villages on our way back. Upon reaching Kathmandu we will organize a farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant.
The traditional dances and cultural shows at the restaurants would be a great opportunity to understand the Nepali culture and traditions. After the dinner we will get back to the hotel for the overnight stay.
Day 12. Departure (B/-/-)
Your trip concludes today and we shall transfer you to the international airport to catch your
onward flight to your next destination.
The itinerary may be subject to change depending on circumstances.
12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS FROM £1,060 per person
based on 2 people travelling together
The price includes:
Twin sharing accommodation in a double/twin room in 4 star hotels in Kathmandu/Pokhara,
the best available lodges along the trek.
Quality private air-con vehicles & experienced drivers for all transfers and sightseeing.
Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by private car.
Highly experienced, helpful and friendly government licensed English speaking guide, porter (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
TIMS Fee - Trekkers' Information Management System.
Annapurna Conservation area entrance Permit and fees.
Meals as stated in the itinerary without drinks (B/L/D) = (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner).
First aid medical kit.
Duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag and walking pole.
The price does not include:
Return flights from the UK to Nepal. Request a quote from us.
Anything not specifically mentioned above.
Monuments entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Optional tours, camera fees.
Tips to the guide and driver, porters and waiters.
Visa fee for Nepal.
Personal costs such as drinks, laundry, etc.
Peak season surcharges
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