Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna base camp trek is an amazing walk through diverse landscape and culture complete with rich mountain vistas, terraced fields, quaint Gurung villages and a wide variety of flora and fauna. Mt. Annapurna (8091m) of Nepal is the 10th highest mountain in the world and the journey to its base camp, which is at 4130m/13549ft height, is one of the most popular walks on earth. Moreover, we reach our destination via Mt. Machapuchhre (Fishtail) which is revered by the Nepalese for its unique beauty. Furthermore, thanks to the well-groomed itinerary of the Annapurna Base Camp trekking package, it is a popular choice among diverse outdoor enthusiasts, from a solo female traveler to hikers traveling in groups to Nepal.

Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek has a short, 11-day itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the base camp. The particular route is designed for globetrotters who wish to hike to the base camp of the spectacular mountain but are restricted time-wise. For travelers who wish to reach the Annapurna base camp in a more relaxed manner can try a different route like the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek – 14 Days which would be a more appropriate choice

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
DAY 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
DAY 03: Fly  or drive to Pokhara (827m), trek to Ghandruk (1940m): 30 minutes flight, 5 – 6 hours trek
DAY 04: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m): 5 – 6 hours
DAY 05: Chhomrong to Himalaya (2930m): 6 – 7 hours
DAY 06: Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m): 5- 6 hours
DAY 07: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours
DAY 08: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m): 5 – 6 hours
DAY 09: Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive
DAY 10: Leisure day in Pokhara
DAY 11: Fly to Kathmandu
DAY 12: Final Departure

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Himalayan Glacier will pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel. In the afternoon, we may take a rest or visit Himalayan Glacier’s office. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Glacier. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.

DAY 02: Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest if booked in advance.

DAY 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara (827m), trek to Ghandruk (1940m): 30 minutes flight, 5 – 6 hours trek
We take early morning tourist bus or flight to Pokhara, the beautiful lake city and catch great views of the Himalayas from the right side of our airplane. After landing at the Pokhara airport, we drive to Naya Pul (1 hour and 20 minutes) and start the trek. From Birethanti, we trek to Ghandruk, a beautiful village mostly inhabited by the Gurung community. If time permits, we also visit the Gurung museum today. Overnight in Ghandruk.

DAY 04: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m): 5 – 6 hours
At this juncture, we climb up for around an hour up to Kimrungdanda. On the way, we can enjoy great views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Ganggapurna. A steep descent takes us to the Kimrong Khola. After another steep ascent from Kimrong Khola to Chere Danda, we descend for a while and then it’s a gentle walk to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massive. Overnight in Chhomrong.

DAY 05: Chhomrong to Himalaya(2930m): 4 – 5 hours
We descend via 2500 stone steps and cross the bridge above Chhomrong Khola. From here it is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. Next, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo and via Dovan to Himalaya. Overnight in Himalaya.

DAY 06: Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m): 5- 6 hours
An hour walk to Deurali and Climb gently through a river bed then over a steep trail over to the mountain side. The hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat strenuous. From Machhapuchhre base camp, we get excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. From here, we get sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us. The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding the 360-degree panorama. From the base camp we again get to savor mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

DAY 07: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours
From the Annapurna base camp we retrace our steps to Bamboo. Today’s trek is downhill, so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Besides, we will always have the company of the extraordinary landscape to cheer us up. Overnight in Bamboo.

DAY 08: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m): 5 – 6 hours
From Bamboo, it is an uphill trek to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Then we climb the stone steps to Chhomrong. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be resting for the night. Today we will have an opportunity to enjoy the hot springs which is just a 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda to soothe our aching body. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.

DAY 09: Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1-hour drive
On our way to Naya Pul from Jhinu Danda, we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. We have lunch on the way. Our trek will end at Naya Pul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.
*If the road construction connecting Jhinu Danda to Naya Pul is complete, driving from Jhinu Danda to Pokhara could be another option.

DAY 10: Leisure day in Pokhara.

DAY 11: Fly to Kathmandu
We fly to Kathmandu in the afternoon. After arriving in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel. We enjoy the day leisurely or catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any landmarks we missed during our first day in Kathmandu. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

DAY 12: Final Departure
Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A Himalayan Glacier representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

  • Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu as your Budget.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner
  • Kathmandu valley sight seeing and prepare for trek
  • A  professional Sherpa Guide with Government License
  • Porter who will carry your baggage(2 people 1 porter)
  • Food in Trekking(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  )
  • All Accommodation during Trekking(Tea House/ Camping)
  • Necessary Trekking permits (ACAP Permit)
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system) card
  • Necessary Equipment( sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • All programme as per Itinerary
  • Necessary flight Ticket/ Land Transport(Domestic only )
  • Food, salary  Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • First-aid kit from The Great Adventure
  • Rescue  Help
  • Airport drop for last day departure
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost

Outline Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
DAY 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
DAY 03: Fly  or drive to Pokhara (827m), trek to Ghandruk (1940m): 30 minutes flight, 5 – 6 hours trek
DAY 04: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m): 5 – 6 hours
DAY 05: Chhomrong to Himalaya (2930m): 6 – 7 hours
DAY 06: Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m): 5- 6 hours
DAY 07: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours
DAY 08: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m): 5 – 6 hours
DAY 09: Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive
DAY 10: Leisure day in Pokhara
DAY 11: Fly to Kathmandu
DAY 12: Final Departure

Detail Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Himalayan Glacier will pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel. In the afternoon, we may take a rest or visit Himalayan Glacier’s office. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Glacier. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.

DAY 02: Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest if booked in advance.

DAY 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara (827m), trek to Ghandruk (1940m): 30 minutes flight, 5 – 6 hours trek
We take early morning tourist bus or flight to Pokhara, the beautiful lake city and catch great views of the Himalayas from the right side of our airplane. After landing at the Pokhara airport, we drive to Naya Pul (1 hour and 20 minutes) and start the trek. From Birethanti, we trek to Ghandruk, a beautiful village mostly inhabited by the Gurung community. If time permits, we also visit the Gurung museum today. Overnight in Ghandruk.

DAY 04: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m): 5 – 6 hours
At this juncture, we climb up for around an hour up to Kimrungdanda. On the way, we can enjoy great views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Ganggapurna. A steep descent takes us to the Kimrong Khola. After another steep ascent from Kimrong Khola to Chere Danda, we descend for a while and then it’s a gentle walk to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massive. Overnight in Chhomrong.

DAY 05: Chhomrong to Himalaya(2930m): 4 – 5 hours
We descend via 2500 stone steps and cross the bridge above Chhomrong Khola. From here it is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. Next, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo and via Dovan to Himalaya. Overnight in Himalaya.

DAY 06: Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m): 5- 6 hours
An hour walk to Deurali and Climb gently through a river bed then over a steep trail over to the mountain side. The hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat strenuous. From Machhapuchhre base camp, we get excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. From here, we get sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us. The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding the 360-degree panorama. From the base camp we again get to savor mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

DAY 07: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours
From the Annapurna base camp we retrace our steps to Bamboo. Today’s trek is downhill, so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Besides, we will always have the company of the extraordinary landscape to cheer us up. Overnight in Bamboo.

DAY 08: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m): 5 – 6 hours
From Bamboo, it is an uphill trek to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Then we climb the stone steps to Chhomrong. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be resting for the night. Today we will have an opportunity to enjoy the hot springs which is just a 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda to soothe our aching body. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.

DAY 09: Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1-hour drive
On our way to Naya Pul from Jhinu Danda, we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. We have lunch on the way. Our trek will end at Naya Pul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.
*If the road construction connecting Jhinu Danda to Naya Pul is complete, driving from Jhinu Danda to Pokhara could be another option.

DAY 10: Leisure day in Pokhara.

DAY 11: Fly to Kathmandu
We fly to Kathmandu in the afternoon. After arriving in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel. We enjoy the day leisurely or catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any landmarks we missed during our first day in Kathmandu. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

DAY 12: Final Departure
Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A Himalayan Glacier representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Cost Include

  • Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu as your Budget.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner
  • Kathmandu valley sight seeing and prepare for trek
  • A  professional Sherpa Guide with Government License
  • Porter who will carry your baggage(2 people 1 porter)
  • Food in Trekking(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  )
  • All Accommodation during Trekking(Tea House/ Camping)
  • Necessary Trekking permits (ACAP Permit)
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system) card
  • Necessary Equipment( sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • All programme as per Itinerary
  • Necessary flight Ticket/ Land Transport(Domestic only )
  • Food, salary  Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • First-aid kit from The Great Adventure
  • Rescue  Help
  • Airport drop for last day departure

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost
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Trip Facts

  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Ghandruk - Himalaya - Annapurna Base Camp - Jhinu Danda - Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Annapurna Base Camp 4,130m
  • Adventurous
  • Hotels, teahouses, Lodge
  • vehicles, flights
  • yes
  • Spring and Autumn