Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the classic trails in the famed Annapurna Region. Our 14-day Annapurna Base Camp trek offers guests an easy walking journey into the Annapurna Sanctuary, a natural enclosure created by the Himalayas including Annapurna I (8,091 m) and Dhaulagiri I (8167m).
Along the trail, guests will be rewarded with gorgeous mountain views, colorful forests of oak and bamboo and rare sights of wildlife. The final destination is the majestic Annapurna Base Camp at an altitude of 4200m.
This isolated collection of peaks can only be approached by one route, a deep gorge that carves into the fortress of mountains between Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli. Many of the peaks are over 7000m including the famous twin-peaked Machhapuchhre, as well as Annapurna I and III, Annapurna South, Gangapurna and Glacier Dome.
The ABC Trek can be organized at varying times of the year and at different durations, with the 14-day itinerary the most appropriate one as it is designed to include all of the best attractions.
Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, complete your customs and visa formalities. One of our office representatives will be holding a Nature Connection Treks and Tours sign board with your name on it. He will transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Check in at your hotel and simply take some rest or stroll around Thamel area. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
We start our day by having our breakfast at the hotel and then go for one whole day sightseeing around UNESCO world heritage sites at Kathmandu. Starting from Kathmandu Durbar Square, we go to Monkey Temple, also known as Swayambhunath, then take a drive to Pashupatinath and finally end at Boudhanath. All these heritage sites are worth visiting. These sites show the best of Nepal culture, Hindu and Buddhist religion, values and beautiful architecture and temples. We also organize a pre-trip meeting and complete our trek preparation. Meet your trekking guide, get familiar with the team and enjoy the rest of the day. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
Initially before starting our ABC trek, we take a long 6-hr drive to Pokhara. Watching the beautiful green valleys, ridges, rivers, fields and settlements in between, we enjoy our tourist bus ride to Pokhara. We have a lunch stop in a local restaurant. Upon arrival at the beautiful lake city in the valley of seven lakes, Pokhara, enjoy the overall atmosphere, take a stroll around Lakeside on Phewa Lake or simply shop and hop into any nice restaurant, pub etc. We stay overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.
The real Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins today after we take a short an hour drive north towards Nayapul. It is also the starting point of our trekking activity. As we start walking, we arrive at the small town of Birethanti across passing through couple of suspension bridges, bamboo forests through long waterfall and finally arrive at Tikhedhunga. Overnight stay at local teahouse. Walking takes 4-5 hours.
After having our breakfast in hotel, we return to the bamboo forest. Walking down, it won’t be that tough task today; however you should take care of shaky legs. Furthermore, we walk through beautiful glaciers, forests; we arrive at the bamboo forest at end of the day. There will be huge drop of 2000 meters in elevation. Accommodation at local lodge. Walking time: 6 to 7 hours
Nothing seems more beautiful than panoramic views of Annapurna Himalayan Ranges from Poon hill. We wake up very early in the morning and after several minutes of walking with help of a torch light, we arrive at Poonhill viewpoint. The view of Dhaulagiri, Machapuchare, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Nilgiri and other nearby himlayas is seen. Afterwards we make our way downwards through beautiful forests towards Tadapani. Accommodation at local teahouse. Walking time: 5 to 6 hours
We will lose altitude today while descending down further from Tadapani to Gurjung Village. Passing through waterfalls, suspension bridges and couple of ascends and descends, we arrive at Chhomrong. It is a beautiful village located at lap of Annapurna Himalayas and excellent views of snow capped mountains is seen from here. Accommodation at local tea house. Walking time: 5 to 6 hours
We follow the river gorge leaving behind Chhomrong today. The downhill walk takes us near Chhomrong River. We cross over a suspension bridge and climb out of the side valley through bamboo, rhododendron and oak forests. In this similar passion, we cross through refreshingly green forest, spot some flora, fauna over there and reach Dovan at the end of the day. Accommodation at local teahouse. Walking time: 5 to 6 hours
We start our day today with a climb through bamboo forests and we walk enjoying the nature at its best, the valleys, rivers and flowers with many stone steps. Deurali is at foot of Modi Himal and we have our lunch there. We can hike upto MBC (Macchapuchre Base Camp) today but following the proper acclimatization rules, we stay overnight at Deurali and head towards MBC next day. Overnight stay at local teahouse. Walking time: 4 hours
Today, we cross the small bridge at Modi Khola, and continue climbing towards a scattered glacial valley. From this point a different side of Fishtail is seen and we find differences in vegetation as well. After walking for a couple of hours following the Modi Khola again, we find tea houses there.We spend one night there before traveling to Annapurna base camp. As we are very close to Himalayas, the views get even more up close and special. Overnight stay at local teahouse. Walking time: 5 to 6 hours
There won’t be a much walking today as we are close to our destination and the major highlight of this trek. In just two hours we arrive at Annapurna Base Camp. We don’t see much vegetation at this altitude. Also known as Annapurna Sanctuary, we feel like we are being surrounded by high Himalayas from all directions. Accommodation at local tea house. Walking time: 2 to 3 hours
Today will also be a sunrise-watching day. We wake up before sunrise and as the sun rays hits the Himalayas we can take plenty of pictures. After having our breakfast in the hotel we return to Bamboo. Walking down, it won’t be that tough task today; however you should take care of shaky legs. Furthermore, we walk through beautiful glaciers, forests; we arrive at Bamboo at end of the day. There will be huge drop of 2000 meters in elevation. Accommodation at local lodge. Walking time: 6 to 7 hours
This route takes us down through plenty of stone stairs. And we cross the river. With couple of ascend and descends, we arrive at Jhinu Danda today. The major attraction at this place is the natural hotspring. Walking 20 mins down the main trail, we take a dip at a hotspring and simply relax. After relaxing our tired muscles, we step into a local teahouse for an overnight stay. Walking time: 5 to 6 hours
We return to where we all began by heading back towards Chhomrong through rough terrain and slightly ascend. Afterwards, Leaving behind Jhinu Dada, we descend down until we see the river stream, again climbing through valleys and down through the forests. Ascends and descends continues as we finally arrive at Sauli Bazar and Nayapul at an end of the day. In this way, finally after arriving at Nayapul , we take a drive towards Pokhara and conclude our amazing Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Accommodation at local lodge. Walking time: 5 to 6 hours
We drive towards Kathmandu. Upon arrival at the capital city, we will organize a farewell dinner at one of the local restaurants with cultural performances. Accommodation at a hotel in Kathmandu. Driving time: 6 to 7 hours
With plenty of wonderful Annapurna Base Camp Trekking memories, you will be transferred to TIA for your scheduled international flight by one of our office representatives.
All ground transportation during the trek
2 -3 star hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara and lodge during the trek
Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all meals during the trek
Note: There are different categories of hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.