Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a splendid and classic popular trekking trail in Nepal. It is the journey to the abode of the world’s 10th tallest mountain Mt. Annapurna (8091m). This is the most diverse walking trail in the Annapurna region. All age groups of people can walk on this trail. Multiethnic villages, diverse vegetation, mountain vistas, rivers, and differing landscape make it the most popular trekking route in Nepal.
Nepal High Trek & Expedition has plenty of holiday packages for the trekkers to explore the Annapurna Treks. Our itinerary is easy to follow and assures a greater success rate. If you are on our trekking package for the 9 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek a momentous tale without hassles is a sure thing.
The Annapurna trekking region of Nepal is the most alluring touristic place. In addition to mountain vistas, cultural aspects also make the region attractive. It is indeed the most satisfying region to trek on. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is definitely the jewel of the region. Following are the few reasons which make trekking stand out from other regions.
Annapurna Trekking Region is very rich in multi-cultures of Gurung, Magar, Thakali, Brahmin, Chhetri, and other groups too. Every group has a charming culture like disguised, customs and festivals. Around the Annapurna trail, travelers easily explore and discover the various cultures of Annapurna valley. Moreover, amazing landscapes would be cheerful for everyone. Where you can observe numerous landscapes and marvelous peaks.
The Poon Hill Viewpoint is the most preferred vantage point in the Annapurna base camp trail. Early in the morning, the sunrise experience from the top of Poon Hill (3210 m) is marvelous. Nowhere in the world will you see the morning sun kissing the tip of snowy mountains more spectacularly than from Poon Hill. It is definitely the backbonds of the trek and a great place to explore the stunning mountains. The vistas of over a dozen mountains make it more captivating. Moreover, the entire process of waiting for the sun to come out from the horizon fuels the journey.
From the start to the finish of the journey of Annapurna Base Camp, trekkers observe and experience diverse vegetation along the trek. With diverse vegetation, the chance of diverse wildlife encounters is very high too. Temperate forests belt at the beginning and tundra at the end with alpine in between. Therefore, the 7 Days ABC trek is a diverse trekking trail in Nepal.
Mount Machhapuchhres is one of the iconic and sacred peaks in the Annapurna region. Its most attractive mountain throughout the trip and trailhead of Annapurna Base Camp Trek is Pokhara valley. The sight of Mt. Machhapuchhre also known as Mt. Fishtail is ever-present throughout the journey since Pokhara. During the trekking, trekkers reach the base camp of this mountain as well. Therefore, it is also one of the major highlights of the journey.
Base Camp of Annapurna is majestic and tranquil. It’s situated at 4130 meters above sea level. Another name for ABC Trek is the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. The base camp is completely surrounded by the legendary mountains, glaciers, and landscapes with the magnificent Himalayas. While standing at the base camp endows the feeling of being at a natural sanctuary. It is indeed a prolific moment to capture and knit in anyone’s amazing travel tale.
There are numerous villages of different communities on the trail. The major ethnic group living on this trail are Gurung and Magar. However, in the early phase of trekking travelers encounter hilly Brahmins, Chhetris and Dalits too. Along the ABC trail, most people are Gurung and Magar with various charming customs and typical houses.
It would be an excellent trip to see and step on the foothill of the world’s 10th tallest mountain. Leave footprints! It is an achievement of different levels. Book the Annapurna Trekking in Nepal with us. We assure you to unravel every secret of the Annapurna region. The experienced team of Nepal High Trek & Expedition definitely exceeds your expectations. Contact our travel planners and book your trekking holiday with us!
Along the Annapurna base camp trail, the Jhinu hot spring is one of the iconic and charming spots for trekkers. It’s located at 1700 m above sea level and on the bank of the Modi River. There are three ponds and each pond has different temperatures. It’s a maximum of 42 degrees and local people should be renovated every year because in monsoon season ponds have spoiled by the flood. Don’t miss to go at Jhinu hot spring and taking a natural shower.
We have been offering various Annapurna Base Camp Trek’s cost and customized itineraries with affordable packages according to the client’s preference plan and desires. The following trekking itineraries are not based on any specific dates and can be easily modified to the client’s holiday lengths. Check out the suitable and acceptable trekking packages for Annapurna Base Camp.
The best time to trek is the dry season from Mid September to May. These months would be favorable and stunning weather to see the spectacular scenarios. The worst time is the monsoon and winter season period from June to August and January to February September. Some people claim that the undeniable difficulties of trekking during the monsoon and winter are outweighed by the virtual absence of western hikers.
The first three months of the dry season from mid-September to mid-December offer the finest weather for trekking and hiking around the mountains. The air freshly washed by the monsoon rains is crystal clear, the mountain scenarios are exquisite and the weather is still comfortably warm. December, January, and February are still good months for trekking but quite cold and snowfall around the mountain.
From March to May the weather has been dry and warmer than an autumn season and mostly climbing and expeditions are completed during this season. The poorer quality of the Himalayan views is compensated for by the fascinating various wildflowers such as the wonderful rhododendrons. Moreover, would highly recommend the autumn and spring seasons for hiking, trekking, and climbing in Nepal.
Day 01: Drive to Nayapul 2 hrs (1,100 m) Then trek to Ghandruk 05 Hours ( 1,951 m)
Day 02: Trek to Chomrong Village 06 Hours (2,170 m)
Day 03: Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo – 06 Hours (2,050 m )
Day 04: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,720 via Deurali. 05 Hours (3,200 m)
Day 05: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) – 03 Hours (4,130 m)
Day 06: Trek back to Bamboo 06 Hours (2310 m)
Day 07: Trek to Jhinu Danda (Hot Spring) 05 Hours (1700 m)
Day 08: Trek to Potana 1,800 m via Landrunk 06 Hours
Day 09: Walk to Kande 1,770 m via Australian camp and drive to Pokhara for 1 hour.
Morning along with super views of Annapurna and Fish Tail peak walk leads through a lovely forest and then uphill on a winding path to reach Kimrong village located on a ridge. Then the trail goes downhill within the forested area to the Kimrong river. Where few hours of climb brings you to Chomrong village with grand views of Annapurna South, Huinchuli, and the majestic face of Mt. Machhapuchare “Fish Tail”.
The Chomrong Village is another large Gurung village, famous as Gorkha in UK and Indian armies, besides as brave soldiers they are farmers and Cattle herders of Tibetan Buddhist religions. This will be the last permanent village before Annapurna base camp, beyond are the just small settlement with lodges to cater to the needs of trekkers.
The morning starts with a downhill walk to a river, crossing a short bridge uphill to Sinuwa at 2,360 m high, a scenic spot with few nice lodges. The path walk from here leads into the cool forested area of oaks-rhododendron and pine trees. Then a short steep descent to Bamboo a small settlement with 5-6 lodges surrounded by bamboo trees, on Modi River gorge. After Bamboo, an hour or more of slow climb brings at Dovan for an overnight stop located within Modi River Gorge with a couple of lodges for overnight stay.
After a nice overnight stop at Dovan with the sound of the raging Modi River, the morning walk leads higher through a thickly forested area reaching Himalaya Hotel located beneath Huichuli peak and the large overhanging Hinko Cave. From downhill by the Modi River crossing ablation of old avalanches of the rocky moraine, then a short climb brings at Deurali after leaving the gorge area to a more wide-open area. From Deurali after lunch stop heading higher leaving the tree lines behind following the raging glacial Modi River all the way to Machhapuchare base camp at 3,700 m high for an overnight stop, located beneath the towering North Face of the Fish Tail Mountain.
Finally, our walk leads into beautiful Annapurna Base Camp, the walk leads higher for a few hours to reach the sanctuary with a beautiful amphitheater of peaks that surrounds this wonderful place. After a few hours of pleasant walk brings you to our highest spot of the adventure at ABC Base Camp with 4,130 m. Afternoon relaxes and enjoys the views of Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft), and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft), including to Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish-tail) at 6,790 m stretches up towards Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli and Fluted Peaks or Singu Chuli.
Early morning go to see the high mountain views and an amazing Glacier. After breakfast back downhill through the MBC, Deaurali, Himalaya, Dovan, and an overnight stay at Bombo.
From Bamboo leaving the Modi River and the gorge behind climb up to Khuldi-Ghar into the forested area. Then short gradual walk to Sinuwa danda, from here descend to Chomrong River and then climb on steps to Chomrong for a lunch stop. A short downhill walk brings at scenic and lovely Jhinu village for an overnight stop, located on a ridge top with views of surrounding landscapes and rolling green hills. A short descent of 25 minutes reaches you at a hot spring by the Modi River.
From here on the gradual trail with few short ups and downs, passing village Bheda Kharka, and then an hour or less climb into the cool forest to reach at Pitam Deurali at 2,100 meters high, offering grand views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Huinchuli, Mt. Machhapuchare and of Ghandruk village. From Deurali downhill through the forest to Potana village for the last overnight stop on the high hills of Annapurna.
The trail leads you to a scenic spot located on a large meadow with parallel views of the Annapurna and Manaslu range of mountains. Our final walk of this adventure leads downhill to the road head at Kande village for the drive back at picturesque Pokhara by the serene Phewa Lake after an hour of exciting drive.
Enjoying time in lovely Pokhara with glorious views, morning depart for Kathmandu with an interesting overland drive to Kathmandu after a grand time at Annapurna Base Camp & Sanctuary trekking. In Kathmandu afternoon is free for individual activities and shopping for souvenirs.
(option by air 30 minutes of scenic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu)
Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! Nepal High Trek & Expedition representative will escort us to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
Usually, The Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be completed within 9 to 11 days from Kathmandu. If you want to start ABC Trek from Pokhara the trek can be completed within a short day.
Usually, travelers must walk 5 to 7 hours per on the ABC Trek but you don’t have to walk at a high altitude. If you can or possibly start the walk early in the morning.
To complete the ABC Trek you have needed Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) and Annapurna Conservation Area of Project (ACAP).