Govt. Regd. #: 2617/075
Group Size
1-12 people
Trip Grade
Moderate
Accommodation
Tea House
Max. Elevation
4,130 m/13,545 ft
Meals
B / L / D
Transportation
Tourist Bus / Car
Best Season
Mar - May & Sept - Nov

Why Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Easily accessible from Pokhara,
  • Annapurna sanctuary is one of the most popular trekking destination in Nepal. It’s a deep glacier-covered amphitheater surrounded by a ring of impressive high peaks including Hiunchuli, Annapurna south, Fang, Annapurna, Ganggapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre.

Annapurna: Annapurna is a series of peaks in the Himalaya, a 55-km-long Massif whose highest point, Annapurna I, stands at 8,091 m (26,538 ft). Annapurna I is the 10th highest mountain in the world. It is located east of a great gorge (the world’s deepest gorge) cut through the Himalaya by the most famous river, Kali Gandaki which separates it from Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167 m/26,795 ft). Annapurna is a Sanskrit name that is translated as Goddess of the Harvests. In Hinduism, Annapurna is a goddess of fertility and agriculture. The Annapurna Region is surrounded by many Himalayan ranges which include the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre – the famous fish-tail mountain that dominates the skyline above Pokhara. The short Annapurna base camp trek also guarantees you fun, pleasure and a magnificent insight into the natural and cultural heritage of the tiny Himalayan country, Nepal.

 

 

 


Trip Outline

Day 01: Pokhara to Landruk (1,990m)
Day 02: Landruk to Chomrong (2,060 m)
Day 03: Chomrong to Dovan (2,580m)
Day 04: Dovan to Machapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m)
Day 05: Machapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m) and back.
Day 06: Machapuchhre Base Camp to Chomrong (2,170 m)
Day 07: Chomrong to Ghandruk (1,940m)
Day 08: Ghandruk to Pokhara


Detail itinerary

drive from Pokhara will take you to Phedi, also called Dhampus Fedi. The trail then ascends steeply to the spread-out village of Dhampus. From Dhampus, we climb further to tonight’s destination Pothana and we climb along the stone-paved path towards Deurali, perched upon a hill, and offering a great view of Annapurna. From here the trail climbs down to Modi River towards Tolka. Continuing, we climb a gentle ridge towards the Gurung village of Landruk.

Today we start by descending to then crossing the Modi Khola at Himal Qu or Nayapul. The trail continues up to Jhinu Danda, very close to a hot spring. Leaving Jhinu Danda behind, we climb to the Gurung village of Chhomrong.

The trail from Chomrong descends along a series of stone steps to the Chomrong Khola (River) before ascending beside rhododendron forest to Khurdi. The trail now passes through a bamboo forest towards the popular stopover of Bamboo Lodge. However, to ensure we reach Machapuchre Base camp tomorrow night, we continue today up to Dovan.

Today is memorable. The trail after Dovan has a small portion which is prone to avalanches. Our precise route, which may include a small detour, will be chosen this morning. After about an hour along a rocky path followed by dense forest, we arrive at Hinko. The trail then follows a path along the bank of a river until Bagal. Continuing, we pass through more rhododendron forest, after which comes the difficult yet exciting section - the hike to the base camp of Machapuchre or Fish Tail peak (which is, however, not an actual base camp since scaling Mt. Machapuchre is forbidden.)

A pleasant 4 hour’s walk gets us to the Annapurna Base Camp Sanctuary where we see the splendid views of majestic peaks begin to unfold before our eyes - Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Machapuchre, Khangsar Kang and Tarke Kang. After hot tea or coffee, and enjoying the majestic panorama, we return to Machapuchre Base camp.

We follow the same route to get back to Chomrong from Annapurna base camp

Instead of returning to Pokhara on our outward route, we will take a detour from Chomrong towards Ghandruk – a picturesque village inhabited by the Gurungs. The trail to Ghandruk first descends to Kimrung before ascending steeply to Kimrong Dada. We then progress along a fairly flat trail in the to Ghandruk


What's included?

  • All Transport
  • Trekker’s Information Management System(TIMS) card
  • All governmental procedure fees, permits and local taxes.
  • All meals and accommodation throughout the trek.
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide possessing valid license issued by the government of Nepal.
  • Highly experienced trekking staffs.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements.


What's not included?

  • Visa fees/ international airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Hot and cold shower, battery recharge during Everest base camp trek.
  • Personal expenses phone calls, bar bills, extra porters, beverages etc.
  • Personal Everest base camp trekking equipments/gears.
  • Tips for guides, porters and drivers.
  • All others expenses not mentioned in “Trip Cost Includes” section.

Elevation Chart & Map

Map of Annapurna Base Camp Trek