celebrated as one of the finest trekking routes in the entire world. It stands out in comparison to other treks both in terms of natural allure and cultural authenticity. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek also explores the Gurung settlements of Ghorepani, Chhomrong, and Himalaya. This trek is filled with a plethora of natural landmarks which include mountains like Annapurna (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), and Machhapuchhre (6993m). Take the Annapurna Base Camp Trek to truly understand the magic of the Himalayas.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek commences with a brief sightseeing of the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley. We shall learn the myths and history behind the significance of sites like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath.
After sightseeing, a scenic drive leads you to Pokhara. The Prithvi Highway provides picturesque views of lush rivers and streams. Take some time to explore the Phewa Lake of Pokhara. A short drive leads you to Nayapul and from here, commence the long walk to the Magar settlement of Ulleri. Traversing through the green terrain leads you to Banthanti, and after a short lunch, we arrive at Ghorepani.
A morning hike to Poonhill awaits us the next day and from here, we can observe the glorious sunrise illuminating the behemoth Annapurna mountain ranges. The elevated trail from Poonhill leads us to Tadapani. Walk on the banks of the Kimrong Khola and walk on the trail to the Gurung settlement of Chhomrong.
This village is famous for its agricultural products. Walking amidst rhododendron forests lead us to the Himalayas. The trail sees a sharp increase in elevation on the road to Annapurna Base Camp of 13549.87 feet. Marvel at the sight of the glorious Annapurna mountain range from here. From the base camp, we make our descent to Bamboo. After spending a night here, we head to Jhinu Danda. Relax in its tranquil hot springs and trek back to Nayapul, then to Pokhara and ultimately drive back to Kathmandu where the trip shall end.
Except for the monsoon season i.e. June-August, all other seasons are the best Annapurna trekking season. So, it means out of four seasons, three seasons is good for trekking. You can experience wildflowers in the spring, quiet trails in the winter, and clear beautiful skies in the autumn. So, remember to add this to your list in case you are wondering when is the best time to visit Annapurna base camp.
Nepal Treks has been a leading operator of treks, tours, and mountain expeditions in Nepal. We have experienced trek guides who will be with you throughout the journey. Our highly trained staff will take care of all your needs and make sure that you have a memorable experience. We will make sure you have the best time experiencing the Abc trek Nepal.
Arrival in Kathmandu |1300m | Welcome Dinner
The trip begins with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Our company representative will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. You can take a quick stroll in Thamel during the day. In the evening, you join the company representatives for a welcome dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Our tour guide will join you on the second day and take you sightseeing around the valley. A private vehicle will drive you to the major tourist attractions in the valley like the UNESCO World Heritage sites. We shall visit sites like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath. After visiting these sites, we shall stop for lunch at authentic Nepali diners. Meanwhile, the company will arrange the permits and documents required for the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Drive to Pokhara | 820m| 6-7 Hrs
On the 3rd day, you drive to the beautiful city of Pokhara. The tourist bus will pick you up from your hotel and drive you along the Prithvi Highway. During this ride, you can enjoy the views of the lush green hills, mountains, and rushing rivers. After covering around 200 kilometers, we arrive at Pokhara. Pokhara is famous for its natural beauty as it contains sites like Phewa Lake, Mahendra Cave, and Davis Falls. You can even visit the Bat cave as well. Overnight in Pokhara.
Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul |1.5 Hrs and trek to Ulleri |3-4 Hrs
In the morning, a private vehicle will drive you to Nayapul on a zigzag route. Nayapul is the starting point of many treks in the Annapurna region. The destination for the day is Ulleri, and to reach there, we must trek through Birethanti and Tikhedhunga. The trail then crosses a suspension bridge and ascends through the stone staircase to reach Ulleri. In Ulleri, you get to experience the ethnic Magar culture. Overnight in Ulleri.
Trek to Ghorepani | 2860m|5-6 Hrs
The trail for the day leads us to Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a major trail that lies in the Annapurna Base Camp trek. The trail initially takes us through Banthanti, and it is here we shall have our lunch. After lunch at Banthanti, the trek continues to Ghorepani which is another Magar village. From Ghorepani, you can see the sights of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Overnight in Ghorepani.
Trek to Tadapani via early morning Poonhill| 3193m| Hike for Sunrise
You wake up very early today and ascend to Poonhill. It is a vintage viewpoint often referred to as one of the best in the world. You can witness the remarkable sunrise over the Himalayas and enjoy the panoramic view of the Annapurna Mountains. After spending some time here, you descend down to Ghorepani for breakfast and trek to Tadapani. It is a beautiful Gurung village from where you can see Annapurna South (7,219m), and Hiunchuli (6,441m). You can even visit indulge in some homestay to learn authentic Gurung culture. Overnight in Tadapani.
Trek to Chhomrong |2170m
Today’s trail drops to Kimrong Khola and gradually climbs up through the forested Modi valley. The destination for the day is Chhomrong. Our trail leads us through the Gurung settlements of Chulie and Gurung. You stop at the Gurung village of Talung for lunch and then climb the staircase to arrive at Chhomrong. Chhomrong is the largest settlement in the valley and is well known for its agricultural production. Overnight in Chhomrong.
Trek to Himalaya |2920 m
The trail for the day leads us across the Chhomrong Khola and later it ascends to Sinuwa. Sinuwa is a lovely settlement that is mostly inhabited by the Gurungs. The trail then passes through the rhododendron and oak forests and drops down to Bamboo. After lunch at Bamboo, you climb through the forested area to arrive at the small Himalaya village which is the last spot before the Annapurna Base Camp. The trail is now pretty rugged and in some parts, snow is visible. Himalaya is basically a group of teahouses and lodges in the Annapurna region. Overnight in Himalaya.
Trek to Annapurna Basecamp |4130 m
Today is the major highlight of this trip as we visit the Annapurna Base Camp. As we trek in the increasing elevation, you can notice the change in the vegetation as the trees disappear and only alpine scrub and bushes remain. You explore the Hinku cave on the way and then move towards the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. From here, we can see the colossal Machhapuchhre (6993m) and fellow trekkers. Annapurna Base Camp sits only a few hours from here. Upon arrival at the Annapurna Base Camp, we shall interact with the campers here. The base camp serves as a great vantage point to observe the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu mountains. Overnight in Annapurna Base Camp.
Trek to Bamboo |2310 m
In the morning, you enjoy the splendid views of the sun rays lighting the Himalayas up. You bid goodbye to ABC and begin your descent to Bamboo. The trail for the day is mostly downhill and involves lots of down climbing. Bamboo is a small settlement, and it gets its name due to the adequate bamboo growing here. The downward trail gives way to lush vegetation and a proper trekking route. Overnight in Bamboo.
Trek to Jhinu Danda/Hot Spring |1780m
From Bamboo, you climb up to Khuldighar where you can see the experimental sheep farm. The trail drops down through the rhododendron fields to Sinuwa and later ascends steeply to Jhinu. The natural hot springs in Jhinu are super refreshing and enjoyable. Those springs will help relax your aching body and give a well-deserved treatment to your legs. Overnight in Jhinu.
Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara |820m
This is the final day of trekking. We will head back to Pokhara for today. The trail descends down and crosses the river to take you back to Birethanti. After having lunch here, we will continue to retrace our steps back from Birethanti and walk back to Nayapul. At Nayapul, our representative will meet you and he will take you back to your hotel. Overnight in Pokhara.
Travel back to Kathmandu
After some sightseeing in Pokhara which includes the wonderful Phewa Lake and artistic World Peace Pagoda, you drive back to Kathmandu. The drive lasts for 6 hours and it showcases the beauty of a typical hilly highway. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you can further explore the valley or take some much-deserved rest in your hotel. Shop for souvenirs at Thamel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Final departure towards your destination
The 14-day trip comes to an end today. After a fulfilling breakfast at the hotel, our company representative will have a brief session with you. The company representative will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International airport for your final departure.