Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a well-known tea house trekking trail in the southern face of the Annapurna Region. Trekking from Pokhara will bring you to the miraculous Modi Khola gorge which lead you to a panorama of vast mountains. In this trekking trail, you pass through bamboo, and rhododendrons ultimately leading to an awesome view of the Annapurna range.
On this trail, we walk in the path sandwiched between Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli. The maximum altitude we reach in this trial is 4170m The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a hike into the dazzling natural amphitheater formed by the staggeringly beautiful peaks of the giants – Annapurna 1, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Fang, and the fishtail peak of Machhapuchhare. Although there is only one entrance to the sanctuary itself, we follow locally known, lesser-used approaches and exit routes on our premier Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
|Cost for Annapurna Base Camp Trek|
|No of People||Cost for Person(USD)|
|above 2 person||****|
|If you are looking for only a service then we provide it for only ****. Services include a potter guide, all local transport by bus, all government permits, and insurance for Nepali.|
Note: According to Trekking Terms and Conditions of Hikeontreks, if the client cancels the booking of the trek then the refund policy is as given:
• After booking The Trek if an Individual Gets un-well and Cancels his/her trip Before 1 Day of the Scheduled Date Company will Charge 60% of the Trip amount as a Cancellation fund.
• After booking The Trek if an Individual Cancels his/her trip Before Arriving here in Nepal Due to any reason Company will Charge 20% of the Trip amount as a Cancellation fund. (Note: if an individual Postpones the trip No Cancellation change will be taken)
• After the trip is started and if an individual cancels the trip in between Due to any region (Medical, Personal, etc.) no refund will be offered. The full Trip cost will be charged by the company.
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The vast amphitheater of the Annapurna base camp trek is encircled by the famous Himalayan peaks – the ‘fishtail’ spire of Machapuchare (6997m), Gangapurna (7454m), Annapurna 1 (8091m), the unclimbed Fang (7647m) and Annapurna South (7273m). The only approach follows the Modi Khola Valley through forests of oak, rhododendron, and bamboo, passing through local Gurung villages to a world of soaring peaks.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a cinematic journey that unfolds with scenes of bustling Kathmandu streets, where prayer flags flutter in the breeze, and the aroma of incense fills the air. From there, the adventure transitions to the serene lakeside town of Pokhara, where the calm waters reflect the distant peaks of the Annapurna range.
The trek kicks off with the rhythmic sound of footsteps along dusty trails, traversing through vibrant villages adorned with colorful prayer wheels and adorned with intricate Buddhist art. As trekkers ascend, the landscape transforms, revealing terraced fields carved into the hillsides and dense forests echoing with the calls of exotic birds.
The trek reaches its acclimatization points, offering scenes of weary yet content trekkers sharing stories around warm tea. Poon Hill becomes a breathtaking stage for a sunrise spectacle, painting the sky with hues of pink and orange as the first light kisses the snow-capped peaks.
The journey weaves through enchanting rhododendron forests, where sunlight filters through the leaves, creating a magical play of shadows. The trail passes quaint tea houses, each a welcoming refuge with the promise of warmth and camaraderie.
Machapuchare Base Camp unfolds as a rugged outpost, surrounded by towering cliffs and glaciers. The air becomes thinner, and the landscape more dramatic as trekkers inch closer to the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary. Finally, Annapurna Base Camp emerges, a celestial amphitheater embraced by the towering walls of the Himalayas.
Here, trekkers stand in awe as the panorama unfolds – a 360-degree spectacle of towering peaks, including the majestic Annapurna and the sacred Machapuchare. The vastness of the glacial basin below, silent except for the occasional crackle of ice, adds to the surreal atmosphere.
The return journey traces familiar paths, allowing trekkers to bid farewell to the landscapes they’ve grown to love. The trek concludes in Kathmandu, a city filled with the echoes of temple bells and the vibrant tapestry of Nepalese culture, leaving trekkers with a trove of indelible scenes and experiences from their Annapurna Base Camp adventure.
Sherpa Guides are trekking guides who have 20 years of experience in trekking and mountaineering. they are well-trained and registered by the Nepal Mountaineering Association. They are known about all the circumstances that may occur during trekking. Thus with them, trekking becomes a little easier or we can say less difficult.
The flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes us past three 8000m giants. We start our Annapurna Base Camp Trek with a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. We walk to a village by the Modi River, Birethanti (1000m). Walking through the oak forest we cross several side valleys, which run into the Modi Khola, and climb a stone ‘staircase’ to the Gurung village of Chomrong (2060m). Trekking past Hinku cave, we reach what is known as the ‘gate’ into the Sanctuary – a pass between the spectacular peaks of Hiunchuli and Machapuchare. The glaciated and snow-covered peaks of the Sanctuary form a spectacular barrier. Dazzling views confront us as we trek up through the last permanent settlements to the Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3729m) where we are rewarded with superb views of ‘Fishtail’ mountain. While here we will also visit the Annapurna South Base camp.
Day 01: Tribhuwan Aiport to Hotel
From Tribhuban International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about each day’s program. Today you will receive your Annapurna Conservation Permits and TIMS.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 900m
Early in the morning after having breakfast you will start a scenic drive to the beautiful city of Pokhara and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon if time permits boat in Phewa Lake and visit Barahi temple situated in the Center of Phewa Lake, also side trip around the lakeside.
Day 03: Trek from Pokhara to Tolka (1700m) via Pedi.
Half-hour drive From Pokhara to Pedi and the trail directly goes uphill to Dhampus (1750m) which stretches for several kilometers from 1580 to 1700m and has a number of lodges along the ridge. The trail climbs to Pothana 1990m and downhill steeply through a forest towards Bichok. It emerges in the Modi Khola valley and continues to drop to Tolka village. Overnight at lodge.
Day 04: Trek from Tolka to Chhomrung (2170m)
From Tolka the trail descends to the long stone staircase and then follows a ridge to the Gurung village of Landruk (1620m). Ten minutes path from here splits north and takes you to Chhomrung. The sanctuary trail goes uphill to Modi Khola Valley and then continues to Jhinu Danda near the hot spring before steep climbs to Taklung village and further uphill to Chhomrung village. Chhomrung at 2210m last permanent settlement in the valley and overnight at Lodge.
Day 05: Trek from Chhomrung to Bamboo (2310m)
The trail drops down a set of stone steps to Chhomrung Khola and then uphill to Sinuwa and on through rhododendron forest to Kuldi (2470m). The trek now enters the upper Modi Khola valley. The section of the trail is a bottleneck and only a few lodges in the Bamboo, which opens during the high season. In the winter it is very common to find snow from this point.
Day 06: Trek from Bamboo to Himalaya Hotel (2920m)
The trail climbs through rhododendron forest to Dovan 2840m. This stretch of the trail passes several avalanche chutes. If you arrive early at the Himalayan Hotel. It’s possible to continue on to Deurali to make the following day easier and more comfortable.
Day 07: Trek from Himalaya Hotel to Machhauchhare base camp (3700m)
From the Himalaya hotel, it’s on to Hinko (3100m) then to lodge at Deurali at the gateway to Sanctuary. The Machhauchhare base camp isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted and there is decent accommodation available. Sometimes altitude sickness will start from here to heading uphill to Annapurna base camp.
Day 08: Trek from MBC to Annapurna base camp (4130m)
The trail leads you uphill to Annapurna base camp at 4130m and it will take 3 hours and better to do it early in the day before clouds roll in. If there is snow trail is difficult to follow. The lodge you can get here is very crowded at high of the trekking season. The frozen dawn is best observed from the glacier moraine a short stroll for your cosy room.
Day 09: Trek from Annapurna base camp to Dovan (2600m)
Early morning sunrise view from Annapurna base camp, has great breakfast and the trail directly leads you downhill to Dovan via the village of Deurali, Himalaya Hotel, and overnight at Dovan.
Day 10: Trek from Dovan to Chhomrung (2170m)
After morning breakfast in Dovan trail leads you to Sinuwa via bamboo. Which is a 3-hour walk from Dovan through Rhododendron forest and Himalayan Bamboo? Small tea/coffee or cold drinks breaks in Sinuwa the trail directly goes downhill to Chhomrung Khola, cross Chhomrung Khola and the trail directly goes uphill to Chhomrung village with the set of stone steps.
Day 11: Trek from Chhomrung to Ghandruk (1990m)
After morning breakfast in Chhomrung say goodbye to Modi Khola upper valley and the trail leads you to Kim Rung Khola. The first part of the trail takes through a rural mountain village and directly drops you at Kim Rung Khola and the trail goes directly uphill to Kim Rung Hill through a rhododendron forest. A short break in Kim rung hill trail slightly turns to the joyful Gurung village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk village is decorated with Buddhist monasteries, Chorten, and a prayer flag. Celebrate your trekking with Gurung culture and traditions.
Day 12: Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara (900m)
After morning breakfast the trail leads you downhill for about three hours; the trail has some small tea house. Prolong your walk to reach Birethati. With a half an hour walk arrive in Nayapul with private transport and drive back to Pokhara from Nayapul. Your last day of trekking is celebrated in Pokhara with your trekking staff.
Day 13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350m)
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel, spare time for your family shopping evening celebrate farewell dinner with the Nepali Family.
Day 14: Departure for your onward flight.
1. What's Includes
2. Doesn't Includes
Extra nights’ accommodation Lunch dinner breakfast in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary