Annapurna Base Camp Trek




12 days

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Unforgettable Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Embark on the unforgettable Annapurna Base Camp Trek, renowned for its diverse landscapes and rich Gurung culture. Witness the breathtaking beauty of the Annapurna Sanctuary, where iconic peaks pierce the sky. Trek through vibrant rhododendron forests, alongside cascading waterfalls that serenade your journey. Dramatic rock faces, etched by time, and awe-inspiring glaciers stand sentinel along the trail.

Immerse Yourself in Culture and Panoramic Vistas

Immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Gurung people by visiting their traditional villages and learning about their way of life firsthand. Hike to Poon Hill for a sunrise view unlike any other. Witness the majestic Annapurna Himalayas, including Dhaulagiri, the world’s 7th highest mountain, bathed in golden light. Reach Annapurna Base Camp, situated at 4,130 meters, and be rewarded with panoramic vistas of the sanctuary.

Unwind and Savor the Journey

Unwind and soak in the natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda, a perfect way to soothe tired muscles after a day of adventure. Savor delicious Nepali cuisine, like Dal Bhat (a lentil soup with rice), to fuel your trek. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers an unforgettable adventure unlike any other.

  • Witness the stunning Annapurna Massif, including the iconic Fishtail Peak (Machapuchhre) and Annapurna I, the world’s 10th highest mountain.
  • Trek through diverse landscapes, from lush rhododendron forests and cascading waterfalls to dramatic rock faces and glaciers.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Gurung people by visiting their villages and learning about their way of life.
  • Hike to Poon Hill for a breathtaking sunrise over the Annapurna Himalayas, including Dhaulagiri, the world’s 7th highest mountain.
  • Reach Annapurna Base Camp, situated at 4,130 meters, and be surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Annapurna Sanctuary.
  • Relax and soak in the natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda, a perfect way to unwind after a day of trekking.
  • Savor delicious Nepali cuisine, like Dal Bhat (a lentil soup with rice) along the way

Trip Itinerary

Our  airport representative of Adventure Glacier Treks will great you at the arrival gate of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu. And you will be transferred to a hotel, after which there will be a briefing about the necessary procedures, the trekking route, and your trekking permits for our Annapurna Base Camp Trek . Depending on your arrival time, you can spend your free time visiting nearby temples or taking rest.

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus to start our  12-day ABC Trek. Usually, “Tourist “ buses depart at 7:00 am from Kathmandu and take 6-7 hours depending on road conditions.  After arriving at the hotel, taking rest at hotel or go for a walk around the Lakeside or maybe paddle some of the lakes. Overnight at the hotel.

We will leave Pokhara after breakfast  by private vehicle. The road winds through the scenic countryside for about 2  hours to reach the hiking trail at Nayapul as per our Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary. It is the confluence of the Modi River which flows through the Annapurna Base Camp and the Burundi River. We followed the Burundi River upstream for about 3 hours to reach Tikhedhunga. Tikhedhunga is an appealing little village filled with guesthouses where we will spend the night.

After breakfast, we will start the day trek by climbing uphill to the village of Ulleri. There are about 3,000 stone steps leading up to Ulleri village, which will take you about 2 hours to climb. From Ulleri, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route trail climbs gradually through the forest for another 3 hours to Ghorepani at 2,855m. Ghorepani is a pass overlooking the deep valley of Kali Gandaki located between the two peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.  Over night at trekking lodge.

Poon Hill is one of the best viewing spots in the Annapurna region. We will walk about 50 minutes to Poon Hill at 3,200m to see the sunrise on the top of the Himalayas. Around 15 different peaks can be seen including Dhaulagiri I (8,167m / 7th highest), Annapurna I (8,091m / 10th highest), and Manaslu (8,156m / 8th highest). After breakfast, we will be trekking to our next destination which is Tadapani as per our Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary.

From Tadapani, we descend about 900 metres to the Gurjung River valley. Gradually climb along the ridge to Chhomrong located high on the ridge. Chhomrong is a large Gurung village in the corridor of Annapurna Sanctuary. The village offers close-up views of Annapurna South (7,219 m),Huuchuli and  and Fishtail (6,993 m).

We will be trekking down Chhomrong Khola (river) continuing our ABC Trek  then go up Sinwa for  about 3 hours. From here, we enter a steep valley towards Annapurna Sanctuary at the foothills of Annapurna South and Fishtail. From Sinwa, we will be trekking down to the Modi river at the small village of 'Bamboo' for 2 hours, then ascended for another hour to Dovan (2400m).

Above Dovan, we enter an area where the effects of the altitude effect were felt. Then, at a slow pace, we ascended to another Himalayan hamlet in 2 hours. The trail in  ABC Trek Route are very peaceful with green lush forest  and water falls.. After the Himalayas (2,900m), we forward to the rocky terrain steeply for an hour to reach Hinku cave. Deurali is across the arduous moorland blocked by streams with deposited ice, you can feel the remotness of the Himalaya which makes you very fresh amd mind fullness.

The trail from Deurali to Fishtail Base Camp is an avalanche-prone area. So we will change the route across the Modi river depending on the situation and season. Count about 2 hours to reach the fishtail base at an altitude of 3700 m. At Fishtail Base Camp, the valley opens wide and is resplendent with beautiful snow-capped peaks. The trac leading to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13550ft ) gradually climbed up the snowfield and the edge of the glacier. At base camp, we were at the foot of the tallest mountains in the world that surrounded us 360 degrees.

After watching the magnificent sunrise over Annapurnas, we will be hiking back towards Doban. The first part of the trail can be steep  then gets back to gradual downhills. Dovan is a river junction of  two streams.

We  will be following the path  along the river and peaceful forest  with water falls sounds and  birds. Taking an easy the up hills towards to  Sinuwa hill, Over night at trekking lodge at Sinuwa.

Trekking about 2 hours to Jhinu the  natural hotspring, spend sometimes in the hot spring to bath, Lunch there and then drive back to Pokhara or trek further more  and then drive back to Pokhara. Its time to change our  fresh city clothings and enjoy the  choices of  foods in Pokhara fancy restaurants, a very hot shower fantastic.

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Price Includes

  • Airport Pick up/drop, Two nights accommodation in kathmandu & Two nights in Pokhara at tourist standard hotels
  • Trekking package such as Ground transportation, necessary permits entrance fess, professional guide, porter/porters, and their expenses including their insurance and equipments
  • Your accommodation at lodges en route
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) with cup of  tea/coffee

Price Excludes

  • Beverages
  • Tips
  • Your insurance
  • Personal/Natural expenses
  • Food in Kathmandu & Pokhara except daily breakfast

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