Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular routes in the Annapurna Region. Where we pass through the breathtaking Himalayan landscape of the Annapurna ranges. We get to know about typical Nepali villages and their way of living in the Himalayan part. This is the classic trek of the Annapurna region with mesmerizing views of mountains and beautiful landscape. It is one of the most glorious routes in this region which is a shorter and cheaper trekking route. The trail starts off windy through beautiful forest and terraces of rice paddies which is an incredible experience.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is just 67km away from the beautiful lake city Pokhara. You will enjoy a scenic drive towards Nepal’s rural countryside from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It is an exceptional adventure into the frigid heart of the western Himalayas. Where you will come to see the 10th highest mountain in the world at 8091m from sea level. The trail passes through terraced farmland, giving insight into this beautiful land. You will have wonderful views of the mountain like Annapurna, fishtail, and many other mountains. We will have an opportunity to take a bath in the natural hot spring in Tatopani. At trekking, we get a chance to explore beautiful villages like Ghandruk, Ghorepani, Tatopani, and many more villages.
Accommodation in the ABC trek is an important aspect that everyone should consider. Where you should have someplace where you can safely lay your head and feel secure to spend overnight. You will get to know about the lifestyle of the people who live in the Himalayan part of Nepal. This route is one of the busiest trekking routes in the Annapurna region. You have to book a room in advance. Where you spend overnight, you have to make sure to take your breakfast and dinner in that tea house.
There are good choices among all of the accommodation comes in the form of the guest house, lodge, and tea-house. The Annapurna region is truly the heart of the Nepal Himalayas. It has been a wonderful journey through diverse regions and the spectacular regions of the Nepal Himalayas. With a mesmerizing view of the mountain, you will experience the typical local cuisine which is good for your health.
It is regulated and monitored by the Nepal government tourism board Authority for Annapurna Conservation Area of Project “ACAP”. To enter the conservation area you need a permit card. Trekkers who are not taking any service from registered trekking companies. You need a permit to enter the Annapurna conservation range and this permit is valid for a single entry only.
To enter this route you need two permits ACAP AND TIMS which are easily available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. The natural and cultural features of ACAP have made it the most popular trekking destination in the country. This is a golden opportunity for adventurous people who want to trek in this beautiful region. To apply for the trekking permit, you have to apply for a photocopy of your passport and two passport-sized photos. There is two counter of ACAP permit apply Kathmandu and Pokhara.
There are some challenges and difficulties in this trek. This trek is difficult and standing at the base camp. It is the best feeling with steady ups and downs walking over the stone steps which is an adventurous walk. The trek gives us an awesome feeling which is worth it after you complete the difficulties.
Annapurna base camp trek needs to reach the height of 4130m from sea level. You have to know about the difficulty and the prevention trip to deal with all those difficulties. This trek is possible for almost anyone trekkers who have basic knowledge about trekking with basic physical fitness. The diverse landscape and varying weather may bring more difficulties. Trekking in the high Himalayas has its own thrill and adventure where you might face various kinds of difficulties. The difficulty level of this route depends on a number of factors.
It is not as high as some of the other popular treks in Nepal. The possibility of getting altitude sickness as always after you reach the height of 2500m from the sea level. You have to drink boiled water, ginger tea, and garlic soup to prevent altitude sickness. To avoid this problem at a high altitude, you have to drink boiled water, garlic soup, and ginger tea. You will have to know the basic knowledge about altitude sickness and how to control it.
The representatives from Nepal Base Camp Treks (Pvt. Ltd.) will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival. He/she Assist to transfer you to the hotel for the overnight stay.
After having breakfast in the morning today, we drive to Pokhara. It takes around 7 hours to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu by bus. You can also take the flight which take about 30 minutes and in the remaining time, take your time to explore the Pokhara city and Lakeside. We stay overnight at a guesthouse in Pokhara.
we are going to begin our actual trek from Nayapul. So, we take a short drive to Nayapul from Pokhara which takes about an hour. From Nayapul, we take a short walk along the banks of Modi Khola, which brings us to Birethanti (1015m). From there, our trail continues through the village and climbs continuously up the side to the Hille (1495m). We eventually reach Tikhedhunga (1577m) where we stay overnight at a guesthouse.
From Tikhedhunga, we move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri (2070m). Ulleri is a large Magar village. Our trail ascends more gently from this point through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti (2250m). After walking for a couple of hours, we arrive at Ghorepani (2840m) where we stay overnight.
Early in the morning today, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3210m) which is a best viewpoint in the Annapurna Region. Poon Hill offers the best opportunity to witness the phenomenal panorama of the beautiful peaks including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Poon Hill is regarded as the Photographer’s paradise. You can enjoy the unobstructed views of the sunrise over stunning snowcapped Himalayas. Poon Hill also offers the best views of sunset too. After spending about an hour at Poon Hill, we return back to Ghorepani. We take our breakfast at Ghorepani and after that we continue climbing along the ridges through the forest of pines and rhododendron. The climb brings us to Deurali (2960m) and descending further takes us to Tadapani eventually. We stay overnight at a guesthouse in Tadapani (2610m).
We start our steep downhill walk today through the forests of rhododendrons. Leaving Tadapani and descending through the forests, we reach Gurung village of Gurjung as the trail eases. After Gurjung, we eventually walk to Chhomrung which at the elevation of 2140m. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Our trail drops down to the Chhomrung Khola today and again we continue climbing to Khuldighar where there used to be an Annapurna Conservation Area Check Post. We walk little further clearing the forest and the follow the steeply down trail towards the bottom of the gorge, Dovan. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.
It’s relatively short trek today. Our day begins early in the morning with the climb through bamboo forests first, and then through the forest of rhododendron on to Hinku Cave. We stay overnight at a guesthouse in Deurali.
Starting from Deurali and passing through the Machhapuchhre Base Camp which is often known as Annapurna Sanctuary as the area is surrounded by mountains, we trek further two hours to reach Annaupurna Base Camp at the elevation of 4131m. From Annapurna Base Camp, you can observe some of the awe-inspiring views of mountains. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Today, we return to Bamboo following the same trail back. Our trail drops by 1700m to the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo at 2345m. You can find few teahouses/lodges available to stay at Bamboo. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Until Chhomrung, we follow the same trail back from Bamboo. Once we have passed Khuldighar, we continue our trail through rhododendron and bamboo fields. The trail descends very steeply from Chhomrung to Jhinu Hot Spring. You can enjoy the natural hot springs at Jhinu. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.
We walk at the right side of Modi Khola for about 5 hours to Birethanti which can be considered one of the best and the most relaxing walks of the entire Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Upon reaching Nayapul, we take a drive back to Pokhara where we stay overnight at a guesthouse.
We drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara today. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you can utilize your time for the last minute shopping or you can explore around the city. We celebrate the Farewell Dinner together with the trekking team and spend overnight at the hotel.
Goodbye to Kathmandu as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We will transfer you to the airport for your returning flight.