Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Trip Highlights

  • Stunning adventure to world tenth highest Mt. Annapurna base camp with glorious mountain views
  • Daily views of Annapurna Himalaya with majestic Machapuchare Himal the Fish Tail peak
  • Exploring local Gurung traditional farm villages in the country of famous Gorkha soldiers
  • Adventure walks within heart of world tenth highest Mt. Annapurna and within scenic Sanctuary
  • Following raging Modi River right up to its glacial source at Annapurna base camp
  • Beginning and ending at picturesque Pokhara blessed with natural beauty of mountains and lakes

adventure to world tenth highest Annapurna base camp within sanctuary hidden between mighty peaks

Explorer Adventure offers Annapurna Base Camp Trekking with a difference where interested trekkers can join in this great mountainous journey of little more than a week duration adventure, leading you in the heart of mighty Mt. Annapurna base camp with breath-taking panorama of mountains that you have ever imagined.

Mt. Annapurna stands as world tenth highest mountains above 8,091 m high, one of the toughest peaks to challenge, first climbed by French Expeditions lead by Maurice Herzog in June 3rd 1950 the first 8,000 meters mountains ever to be conquered even before Mt. Everest was summated in 1953.

Annapurna the name comes from ancient Hindu Sanskrit word means Food /Crops enough, as the mountain provides glaciers to feed the rivers which irrigates the crops fields yielding good harvest for all people with sufficient food, hence the word Anna for crops and Purna as Enough.

Annapurna dedicated to Goddess of harvest which one can visit the temple of Annapurna located in the heart of Kathmandu at Ason market, a great meaningful name for a mountain which you will certainly enjoy in our fascinating Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking starts with a drive from capital Kathmandu heading Mid West city at Pokhara one of the leading tourist destination in all Himalaya, a place famous for its spectacular scenery of Annapurna Himalaya and Machapuchare Himal Fish Tail which reflects on its serene Phewa and Begnas Lakes.

Walking with short drive from Pokhara and then heading straight towards Annapurna base camp and scenic Sanctuary where walk leads to large Gurung village at Chomrong with time to witness the local culture of great interest, and then following the raging Modi River right up to its glacial source at Annapurna Base Camp at the height of 4,130 m high offering grand panorama of its surrounding close peaks.

An adventure to Annapurna base camp trekking one of the few high treks in Himalaya with no problem of catching AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) as walk leads slowly and gradually with time to get acclimatize on walks and overnight at nice lodges.

After reaching in the heart of Annapurna at base camp and beautiful sanctuary enclosed and hidden between giant peaks, our return trek from Chomrong onwards leads back to Pokhara via other different scenic route and ending at picturesque Pokhara on completing a fabulous and magnificent Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.

Day 02 :In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour around world heritage sites.

Day 03 :Drive / Fly to Pokhara 860m (220 k.m distance) of 06 hrs journey (30 min by air).

Day 04 :Drive past Bhirethati to Siwai 1,340 m start trek to Jhinu Danda village 1,775 - 04 hrs.

Day 05 :Trek to Chomrong 1,951m - 04 hrs.

Day 06 :Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050 m -06 hrs.

Day 07 :Trek to Machapuchare Base Camp 3,720m via Deurali 3,350 m - 6 hrs.

Day 08 :Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m- 03 hrs.

Day 09 :Trek to Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hrs.

Day 10 :Trek to Jhinu village 1,775 m - 06 hrs.

Day 11 :Trek to Tolka 1,640 m via Landruk villages 1,460 m - 05 hrs.

Day 12 :Trek to Dhampus 1,530 m (04 hrs) then drive back to Pokhara 860 m - 01 hr.

Day 13 :Drive or fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels.

Day 14 :Depart for international flight home ward bound or to respective countries.

Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be warmly received by our guide and staff and then transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city. First check into your hotel rooms on getting refreshed from the flight and with Jet-Lag, then join with other members of Annapurna Base Camp trekking for group briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding your stay in Nepal, hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information, evening welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with Folk cultural programs to entertain you during your meals.

Day 02 :In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour around world heritage sites. Morning after breakfast leave the hotel for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu where our city guide will lead you to places of interest, Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient heritage and varied ancient culture where you will visit world heritage sites around Kathmandu for half day or full day. After an interesting and wonderful tour of ancient historical and religious sites around Kathmandu, with afternoon free preparation for next day journey to Nepal Mid West at Pokhara.

Day 03 :Drive / Fly to Pokhara 860m (220 k.m distance) of 06 hrs journey (30 min by air). Morning taking an exciting drive to scenic Pokhara, which leads you on Nepal’s busy highway with grand views of peaks and landscapes, as drive leads past many towns and farm villages then reaching at Pokhara after 5-6 hrs of interesting overland journey where hotels located by the serene Phewa lake side Pokhara, blessed with natural beauty located on the laps of massive Annapurna Himalaya includes magnificent Machapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’, due to its twin summits, a virgin unclimbed peaks of Himalaya. Besides mountains and rolling green hills treasures calm lakes of Phewa and Begnas where most of the good hotels and international standard restaurants located by the Phewa Lake. (For flying options of 30 mins flights to Pokhara 30 minutes from Kathmandu)

Day 04 :Drive past Bhirethati to Siwai 1,340 m start trek to Jhinu Danda village 1,775 - 04 hrs. After a nice and pleasant stop in Pokhara with excellent views of Annapurna Himalaya with majestic Machapuchare Himal, having breakfast an exciting drive leads you for few hours beyond Pokhara valley to reach our starting point of Annapurna Pun Hill Panorama trekking. Drive leads past Pokhara valley outskirt with marvelous scenery of Annapurna peaks and farm lands and then reaching much warmer areas of Nayapul town by the road side of Pokhara and Beni highway. From here following Modi River to a nice and lovely village at Bhirethati and beyond to reach at Siwai near the side of raging Modi River, where our first day walks begins through farm villages with uphill on stone paved steps to reach at New Bridge and then further up at Jhinu Danda village for overnight stop. A lovely small village full of good lodge and views of peaks and beautiful landscapes where interested people can enjoy its refreshing natural hot spring near the village of half hour walk.

Day 05 :Trek to Chomrong 1,951m - 04 hrs. Trek from Jhinu a short day today for you to enjoy and immerse into local Gurung culture in the backdrop of Annapurna peaks, morning walk leads uphill for few hours to reach on top of a ridge catching grand views of Annapurna peaks, and then on fairly easy downhill walks all the way to village of Chomrong the last village and the gateway towards Annapurna base camp and scenic sanctuary.

Day 06 :Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050 m -06 hrs. From Chomrong our route leads past terraced farms then descend to Chomrong River, after crossing a bridge climb all the way for an hour or more to reach at Sinuwa Danda and a small village after this scenic spot on winding path into dense woodland with downhill for an hour to reach at a place called Bamboo, a small settlement with lodges in the middle of bamboo, rhododendron and oaks forest. After a brief stop an hour walk on gradual up brings you to overnight halt at Dovan, an isolated spot with few lodges, located in the midst of a forest near raging Modi River.

Day 07 :Trek to Machapuchare Base Camp 3,720m via Deurali 3,350 m - 6 hrs. After Dovan, walk leads into cool forest with slow and gradual up following Modi River upstream, the trail continues with few ups and down to reach at Himalaya Hotel near huge Hinko cave, situated at beneath Hiunchuli peak. Himalaya Hotel is a small place with 2-3 lodges. Continue walk with downhill and then up to Deurali the last tea-house and lodge before Machapuchare Base Camp. From Deurali where green vegetation and tree lines disappears for short alpine shrubs and bushes, as walk leads up to follow raging Modi River upstream, the track is quite pleasant with few strenuous climb for an hour in between and then reaching at Machapuchare Base Camp for overnight stop. Machapuchare base camp houses about five good lodges located beneath north face of Machapuchare Himal the Fish Tail peak.

Day 08 :Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m- 03 hrs. Today's heading to our main destination and highlight of the adventure as morning with short day walk leads you in the heart of the Sanctuary at Annapurna Base Camp, walk follows uphill for few hours, on grassy path, and then on pleasant path with magnificent view of snow peaks that surrounds you with massive Annapurna I, a great wall of a mountain slowly walk ends at Annapurna Base Camp the one and only place in all Himalaya with nice cozy Lodges at base camp, offering superb panorama.

Day 09 :Trek to Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hrs. After a wonderful time in complete tranquility within giant mountains and in serene wilderness our return journey leads back to lush green vegetation, as walk leads downhill with few ups to reach at Bamboo small settlement for overnight.

Day 10 :Trek to Jhinu village 1,775 m - 06 hrs. Morning walk leaving behind Modi River and Bamboo areas with short ups and then on winding path into deep woodland to reach at Sinuwa danda with few houses and lodge, from here downhill to Chomrong River with climb to Chomrong village for possible lunch stop. From Chomrong a short climb and then descend on nice paved stone steps to reach at Jhinu village located on a high ridge and hill with super views of rolling hills and peaks, here with time to enjoy its hot natural spring which is 25 minutes walk downhill from the village by the bank of Modi River.

Day 11 :Trek to Tolka 1,640 m via Landruk villages 1,460 m - 05 hrs. Catching views of Annapurna peaks, morning walk leads on pleasant trail into cool shade of woodland with downhill to reach at New Bridge, and then crossing a long suspension bridge with nice moderate walks and then a short climb up to large Landruk village. After a refreshing break carry on trekking where walks gets gentle on winding trail with short uphill to reach at Tolka for overnight stop with views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli peaks.

Day 12 :Trek to Dhampus 1,530 m (04 hrs) then drive back to Pokhara 860 m - 01 hr. Our last day walk leads through farm fields and small villages of Bheda Kharka on gradual winding path and then a climb for an hour to Pritam Deurali hill top with views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri facing dramatic scenery of landscapes and then ending our final trek with downhill to Potana and then reaching at Dhampus village, a scenic spot situated on a high ridge offering panorama of snow capped mountain range, from here our walks concludes with a short drive back to picturesque Pokhara by the Phewa lake side.

Day 13 :Drive or fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels. Morning transfer either car-coach or tourist bus (as per the size of the group), for drive back to Kathmandu with scenic views of mountains, green scenery of hills and farm fields within nice villages and towns as drive brings you back at hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu transfer to your respective hotels with time for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

Day 14 :Depart for international flight home ward bound or to respective countries. Your last memorable day in Nepal after a wonderful experience on Annapurna Base Camp trekking with great service of Explorer Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.

Trip facts

Duration: 14 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Moderate

Destiantion: Nepal

Trekking Mode: On Hotels and local Lodge on treks

Highest elevation gain: At Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m / 13,629 ft high.

Trekking Region: Nepal Mid West Himalaya North of Pokhara.

People and Culture: Mostly Gurung of Buddhist religion, culture with age-old custom.

Walking Hours : From minimum 4 to maximum 6 hrs.

Trekking duration: 08 Nights & 09 Days (Pokhara to Pokhara)

Total Trip : 13 Nights & 14 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

Season: Nearly all months of the year except July and August the monsoon wet period, March to May wild flowers in bloom with clear morning might get cloudy late afternoon times, October to January clear day for views but can be very cold in the morning and night time above 1,600 m high.

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