Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu.
You are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our guide will explain briefly the program upon arrival. Overnight at hotel. B.B
Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour.
Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at hotel. B.B
Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m) 6 hours.
After breakfast at your hotel we will depart at 8am; take a scenic drive to Pokhara via the Prithivi Highway (approx 6 hours). While driving we will have many chances to observe rural people & various cultures along the highway. Overnight at hotel. B.L.D
Drive Naya Pul (New bridge), to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m) 4 hrs.
After breakfast at around 07:30am, we will drive to NayaPul (42km) by car/taxi via the large village of Lumle and walk for about 20 minutes to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town. The trail follows the main street of Birethanti, going through bamboo forests and past a large waterfall and swimming hole. Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches Ramghai or Dangsing where you will have lunch. After lunch, the trail climbs gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Tikhe Dhunga/or Ulleri a little up hill about1 hrs from the Tikhedhunga. Overnight at guesthouse. B.L.D
Trek to Ghorepani (2850m) 6 hrs.
From Tikhe Dhunga the trail crosses a stream on a suspension bridge near the camp site at Tikhe Dhunga. The trail ascends a steep stone staircase (which has about 3300 steps) to the large Magar village of Ulleri at 2080m. Above the village, the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields. There is a camp site for a rest and water stop one hour’s walk above Ulleri. The trail crosses two sparkling streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti where we stop for lunch. Thanti is a Nepali word meaning "rest house”. In the winter the trail can be covered with snow. From Nangethanti we will climb to Ghorepani at 2850m, from here we can see the spectacular panorama of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukuche Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m). Overnight at guesthouse. B.L.D
Hiking -Poonhill (3180m), trek to Tadapani (2500m) 6 hrs.
This morning, we will get up early and hike to Poon Hill. From here you will see a superb view of the sunrise and a panoramic view of the Himalaya, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and others. After visiting Poonhill, we will come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and continue walking to Tadapani. Overnight at guesthouse. B.L.D
Trek to Chhomrong (2020m) 5 hrs.
The day starts with a steep downhill. Leaving Tadapani, we will descend steeply through forests and then the trail eases as we reach Gurung which is the village of the Gurung people. Overnight at guesthouse. B.L.D
Trek to Dovan (2600m) 5 hrs.
Today the trail drops down to the Chhomrong Khola & again we continue climbing to Khuldighar at 2380m, where there is an ACAP Check post; after, the trek is a continuous descent to Dovan. Overnight at guesthouse. B.L.D
Trek to Deurali (3200m) 4 hrs.
The day begins with the climb through bamboo, then rhododendron forests to Dovan, the Himalayan Hotel and on to Hinko at 3020m. The accommodation will be in Deurali, on the ridge above Hinko & is the stretch of trail that is most subject to avalanche. Overnight at guesthouse. B.L.D
Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4210m) 5 hrs.
Today the trail climbs on past the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) (which isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted) to the Annapurna Base Camp. Since it is totally surrounded by mountains. This area is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. You can either end the day at Machhapuchhre Base Camp or trek two hours on to Annapurna Base Camp. There, you will view the mountain scenery which is even more spectacular. Overnight at guesthouse. B.L.D
Explore the hidden Valley and trek back to Bamboo. Overnight at guesthouse. B.L.D
Trek to Jhinu Danda (hot spring). Enjoy the evening at the hot spring. B.L.D
Trek to Pothana via Landruk. Overnight at guesthouse. B.L.D
Trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara. Overnight at guesthouse. B.L.D
Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel. B.B
Transfer to Airport for home departure. B. “Farewell!”
Note: B = Breakfast, B.B = Bed & Breakfast, B.L.D = Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
If the above Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.
Photos of the Trip
Annapurna base camp trek is one of the most popular trekking holidays in Nepal. Located in the western foothills of the Himalaya Annapurna , offers fantastic views of snow-capped high mountains with a landscape of terraced fields without the worries of altitude sickness.