Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Duration: 14 Days

Overview

  • Difficulty LevelModerate Plus
  • Trip ModeTea House
  • Best TimeSept - May
  • Max Altitude4,130 m

This Annapurna Base Camp Tek is one of best moderate plus two weeks tea house trek in the Himalayas. The richness of the Annapurna region have attracted many travelers over the years. Among a plethora of adventures in this region, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking perfectly displays such wonders. This Annapurna base camp trekking is one of best moderate plus two weeks tea house trek in the Himalayas. It combines the breathtaking Himalayan vista with incredible cultural diversity at its best. The trek to ABC takes travelers across the Annapurna Conservation Area with many natural attractions. From the sublime Himalayas to ravishing Gurung and Magar culture, there are many highlights of the trek. Likewise, the trip also entails another famous tourist destination- Poonhill. All in all, this trek is a grand introduction to the Annapurna Himalayas and ethnic local culture. 

Overview of the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking - 2 Weeks Teahouse Hike

Firstly, the trip begins as you arrive in Kathmandu where you explore the city and prepare for the trek. Also, you can tour around the UNESCO world heritage sites in the valley. Then, you drive to another famous tourist location in the country to Pokhara. You can also explore Pokhara and visit places like Davis Falls, Tal Barahi Temple, and Phewa Lake. Next, a short drive takes you to Nayapul from where the trek begins. The trek heads uphill and passes villages like Tikhedhunga and Ulleri.

Further, the trail enters a dense forest of rhododendron trees and continues north. This forested trail leads you to Ghorepani- a Gurung and Magar village. From here you hike to Poonhill viewpoint and enjoy the vista of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges along with Mt. Fish Tail (6993m). Then, the trek resumes on the trail to the Annapurna Base Camp. Crossing Tadapani and Chhomrong, you will continue to Dovan. En route, you can also visit the Hinku Cave and trek to Himalaya. Further, you trek north to reach the Machhapuchhre Base Camp before trekking to ABC. Once at base camp of Annapurna you find yourself in midst of impressive snowy peaks including Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Annapurna south, Hiumchuli, tent peak, Gangapurna and fluted fishtail. Undoubtedly this high and glaciated wilderness sanctuary is simply breathtaking and incomparable vista of your Annapurna base camp trekking.

The trek to the Annapurna Base Camp is along a difficult trail and heads west. At the base camp, you can enjoy the vista of the Annapurna Himalayas. You can also relish the view of the Annapurna I (8091m) along with other mountains in Fish Tail and Lamjung Himal ranges. After exploring the base camp, you will begin the return trek. You will begin trekking south and first head to Jhinu Danda. Here, you can enjoy the natural hot springs before heading to Nayapul. Finally, you return to Pokhara and then get on a drive to Kathmandu.

Extra Info on the ABC Trek difficulty

The trek to Annapurna Base Camp is of moderate difficulty. So, trekkers should have a good physical condition for the trek. Also, the autumn and spring seasons are the perfect time to do the trek. At Mountain Monarch Adventure, we are always keen to serve our clients with the best services. The facilities we provide on the trips are sure to make the trip safe and secure. We also have a great team with skilled guides and reliable porters to ensure your lifetime adventure holiday to the Annapurna base camp in Nepal.

Annapurna base camp trekking itinerary

  • 1 Day
    Arrive in Kathmandu / Airport transportation/ stay at hotel in Thamel.
    • Hotel
    • Welcome Dinner
    • 1340 m
    • Car
    • Airport Pick up

    You may arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport at any time. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by one of our airport representatives who will help you get transferred to your Hotel. There are no planned activities for the day, thus you may check into your Hotel and relax. Overnights stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

    Highlights:

    • You will meet your guide and the crew today.
    • Further information will be given to you about the upcoming trekking trip.
    • If you arrive early, you can explore Thamel and its myriad of shops that sell various trinkets and souvenirs. 
  • 2 Day
    Half day cultural tour in Kathmandu / trek preparation and briefing.
    • Hotel
    • Tour @ 9 am
    • Breakfast
    • 1340 m
    • Car or Hiace
    • City Tour

    This day is reserved for a sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu valley. Today, you will be visiting the city's four major UNESCO World Heritage sites. They include the holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the Swayambhunath Stupa, the Boudhanath Stupa, and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Each site is a reflection of the amazing historical and religious dexterity of Nepal, manifesting in the form of traditional artwork and architectural styles. After the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel where you can get about preparing for tomorrow's trek. Overnights stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

    Highlights:

    • Visit the holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, situated beside the Bagmati River
    • Pay a visit to the Boudhanath Stupa, the largest Buddhist Mandala in the world
    • Enjoy the traditional Newari architecture of old palaces and temples in the Kathmandu Durbar Square
    • Take in the panoramic view of the city from the hilltop premise of the Swayambhunath Temple, also referred to as "the Monkey Temple" of Nepal 
  • 3 Day
    Drive to Pokhara, a popular holiday destination / explore the lake scenic city.
    • Hotel
    • Breakfast
    • 820 m
    • Hiace
    • Drive

    You will be driving to Pokhara today. A gateway to the Annapurna region, the Himalayan city of Pokhara is blessed with stunning natural beauty that is reflected in its tranquil lakes and majestic Himalayan views. Exiting Kathmandu, the drive follows the winding bends of the Prithivi Highway along the banks of the Trishuli River. Upon reaching Pokhara, you will be transferred to the Hotel. Overnights stay at the Hotel in Pokhara.

    Highlights:

    • Take in the countryside view of the Himalayan foothill as you drive to Pokhara
    • Enjoy your first sight of the Annapurna Peaks as you arrive in the lake-side city
    • Enjoy the beautiful lake-side ambiance of Pokhara- the tourist hub of Nepal 
  • 4-5 Day
    Start Annapurna base camp trekking and reach to Ghorepani.
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 2860 m
    • Trekking

    From Pokhara, you will have a short drive to Nayapul, which lies close to the lake-side city. From here, you will make our way through verdant woodlands and quaint terrains of pine and maple-covered lands to Hile from where the views of the Hiunchuli Peak and the Annapurna South are quite magnificent. You will stop overnight at Hile. From there, you will then steadily trek uphill through tall alpine trees towards Ghorepani. It is one of the most popular stops for trekkers along the ABC route. Ghorepani also offers many guesthouses and a chance to experience the Gurung culture. Overnights stay at the guesthouse.

    Highlights:

    • Enjoy the mesmerizing views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges as you trek through the trans-Himalayan woodlands
    • Experience the ethnic Gurung culture of the Annapurna valley up close
    • Take in the natural ambiance of the natural forests home to a myriad of jungle fowls, like Danphe birds and among many others  
  • 6 Day
    Morning exploration hike to POON HILL for the great Himalayan views and trek down to Tadapani.
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 2630 m
    • Trekking

    From Ghorepani early in the morning, you will trek to Poon Hill that is situated just above the village on a ridge that overlooks the entire valley. It is one of the most popular viewpoints of the region. From, here, you can also enjoy the hauntingly beautiful wide-open panorama of the entire Mount Annapurna massif and many of its neighboring peaks. After taking in the sights at Poon Hill, you will trek back to Ghorepani, have breakfast and then make your way through rhododendron laden terrains towards the village of Tadapani. Overnights stay at the guesthouse.

    Highlights:

    • Enjoy the panorama of the entire Mount Annapurna massif and the sunrise view amidst the peaks from Poon Hill ( 3193 m) 
    • Trek through the verdant Himalayan woods and pastures towards Tadapani
    • Enjoy the Chortens and Gumbas lining the trail, as they present some insight into the lives of the local ethnic people and their incorporation of the Himalayan landscape into their traditional mores 
  • 7-9 Day
    Trekking to Annapurna base camp though Chomrong, Dovan and Machapuchare base camp.
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4130 M
    • Trekking

    From Ghandruk, you will move through the woodlands to Deurali, following along a steep gradual climb. Further ahead, you will trek to Banthanti. Along the way, you can see many Langur monkeys in the woods. Further down, you will reach Tadapani. Moving through the village, you will cross the Kimsung River ahead and ascend to reach the village of Gurjung. The path meanders along a straight climb towards Chhomrong, which is where you will have an overnights stay. There are dainty stone steps that lead away from Chhomrong, going down from the cliff towards Chhomrong Khola.

    A steep climb will take you to the village of Sinuwa. Going through the woodlands of rhododendron, you will then reach Bamboo, other overnights stop. Likewise, from Bamboo, you will take a steep descent to Dovan, a Magar settlement located at the bottom of a gorge. Passing along plenty of waterfalls, you will reach a clearing dotted with glacial streams. Ascending to the Hinku cave, you will follow the trail that then drops down to the river and then ascends again towards Deurali for your overnights stay. Finally, from Deurali, you will make your way to the base camp of Annapurna, passing by the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The climb is slow and strenuous, but the journey is worth the effort. Views of the Annapurna Peak, the Machhapuchhre Himal, Mount Gangapurna, the Tent Peak and the Himchuli Peak among many others are seen quite splendidly from the camp. Overnights stay at the base camp.

    Highlights:

    • Trek through the changing terrain that transforms from woodland pastures to snowy fields as you make your way to the base camp of Annapurna
    • Enjoy the lifestyle of the local Himalayan people, seen through many fabrics of life interwoven with aspects like farming, cattle herding, trade through mule and horse caravans and various Stupa and Mani walls laden with prayer flags
    • Enjoy a titillating natural scenery as you hike through Nepal's most verdant and diverse woods, home to many species of exotic and endangered animals and birds 
    • Visit the Annapurna Base Camp
  • 10-12 Day
    Trekking down to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara / stay at hotel.
    • Tea House & Hotel
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • 820 M
    • Trekking

    After enjoying the spectacular sunrise amidst the Himalayan peaks from the camp, you will head back to Nayapul, following the same trail through MBC, Deurali, and towards Bamboo, going through dense forests of pine and cedar, and passing terrains where the blooming rhododendrons form colorful canopies. You will stop at Bamboo overnight.

    The next day, from Bamboo, you will trek ahead towards Sinuwa from where the trail traces back to Chhomrong. After a short descend, you will reach Jhinu Danda- known for its natural Hot Springs. You can take a relaxing bath in the natural spring here. The hot spring at Jhinu is known for its healing properties. You will have another overnight stop at Jhinu.

    Similarly, trekking alongside the Modi Khola, you will continue through the verdant landscape and reach Birethanti- a beautiful Magar town from where the views of the peaks are quite amazing. The trail finally then leads to Nayapul from where you will drive back to Pokhara. Stay overnight in a Hotel.

    Highlights:

    • Trek through thick Rhododendron woods from the village of Bamboo, which during spring and autumn, are in full bloom
    • Stay at Jhinu Danda and enjoy a relaxing dip at the village's natural hot spring
    • Take in the tapestry of the Annapurna Himalayas that decorate 
  • 13 Day
    Drive back to Kathmandu / free exploration / stay at hotel.
    • Hotel
    • Breakfast
    • 1340 m
    • Hiace
    • Driving

    From Pokhara, you will say goodbye to the Annapurna Mountains and make your way back to Kathmandu, driving along the same lush hilly landscape. Along the way, you can enjoy the fading mountains and watch it be replaced with terrace farms of rice and barley as you exit the Annapurna valley and enter the Kathmandu valley. Overnights stay at the Hotel.

    Highlights:

    • You can enjoy the roadside scenery as you make your way back to the capital
    • After reaching Kathmandu, you will have the rest of the time to yourself, which you can spend exploring the city more or relaxing at the Hotel.
    • In the evening, you can have a celebratory dinner for a successful trekking journey. 
  • 14 Day
    Annapurna base camp trekking ends / Airport transportation.
    • Breakfast
    • Car
    • Airport transfer

    Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be transported to the airport for your departure. 

Trip Inclusion

  • Customise airport transportation
  • Standard hotel accommodation on BB Plan in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Welcome dinner with cultural show
  • Guided half day cultural tour in Kathmandu with heritage entrance fees
  • Private transportation to trek starting and ending points as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation at local teahouse while trekking
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), tea, coffee and drinking water on trek
  • Free use of trek gears like sleeping bag, down jacket, liner and duffle bag while on trip.
  • Medical trained and experience trek leader with comprehensive medical kit
  • Trekking Sherpa and porters with proper insurance and gear
  • Complementary Mountain Monarch T-shirt, trek duffle bag and Annapurna region trek map
  • TIMS trekking permit, Annapurna conservation entry permit and all government taxes.
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • International flight tickets to and from Kathmandu
  • Personal travel insurance of any kind
  • All beverage drinks and main meals in cities
  • Tips to trek crew and personal expenses like telephone, laundry, postage etc.

Cost and Dates

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Depature Dates:

2 weeks teahouse trekking into the heart of Annapurna base camp. Here is the ABC trekking departure dates for 2021 at very competitive trip cost.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
13 Mar, 202126 Mar, 2021AvailableUS$1190
27 Mar, 202109 Apr, 2021AvailableUS$1190

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