Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Code: Annapurna Base Camp Trek /ABC trek
Trip Route: Ghorepani,Chhomrong,ABC,Australian camp,Pokhara
Max Altitude: 4,200m at Annapurna Base Camp
Trip Duration: 10 days trekking and cities 6 days
Trip Grade: 3
Lodging: Tea House Trek
Meals: Full board on Trekking and BB plan on city
Transportation: Private vehicle / flight or public vehicle
Communication: Available
Group Size: Any
Best Season: February-June and September-December
Per Day Walk: 4-7 Hour

Trip Highlights

  • Varied dramatic scenery of high mountains and beautiful landscapes.
  • Diverse picturesque scenery, from sub- tropical to high arctic terrain.
  • Views of world's highest mountain range Annapurna, Manaslu, Gangapurna and many snow covered peaks.
  • Home of Gurung and magar must of them are Buddhist.
  • In the heart of Annapurna Himalayan range with fascinating Sanctuary and charming villages.
  • Sunrise from Poon hill

    Sunrise from Poon hill

  • View of Mt.fishtail from Annapurna base camp

    View of Mt.fishtail from Annapurna base camp

  • Flower of monsoon

    Flower of monsoon

  • View of Mt.Fishtail

    View of Mt.Fishtail

  • View of Mt.Annapurna

    View of Mt.Annapurna

  • View near from Annapurna base camp

    View near from Annapurna base camp

  • Tea house and mountain view

    Tea house and mountain view

  • Annapurna south  from poon hill

    Annapurna south from poon hill

  • View of  Mt.Dhaulagiri  from poon hill

    View of Mt.Dhaulagiri from poon hill

  • Greed view of Mt.Ghagapurna

    Greed view of Mt.Ghagapurna

One of the most popular treks in Nepal that Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers wonderful combination of various landscapes, terraced rice paddies, dense rhododendron forests, passing through beautiful Gurung Magar village giving opportunities to experience ethnic Nepali village life style and to learn living treditional in Himalayan and also offering very close and spectacular views over 8000 meters mountain range from Annapurna region including arrays of over (6000m-7000m) snow capped peaks. The trekking area ‘Annapurna’ pioneered and explored by the British Adventure Col. James O.M. Jimmy Roberts in the year 1956 and exposed to the world as the 'Sanctuary of Gods'. The Sanctuary has been christened as "Annapurna Sanctuary Trek" ever since. This trek is not only famous for mountain views it is also famous for hot spring. The Annapurna region is located in north central part of Nepal with the combination of 13 peaks which range above 8000m and 16 peaks with the range of 7000m altitudes. The ABC trek combines panoramic mountain scenery with incredible and cultural diversity and traverses through rural farms and charming villages.

The 16 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC)
and the sanctuary trek with Nepal Dream Path Treks Expedition begin from Pokhara city and is the Top Trekking in the world, the door for entire Annapurna region Trek. The trail leads towards the deep gorge between the peaks-Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare (fish-tail) and to the dense rain forest in the gorge of Modi Khola (river) then reaching in the Sanctuary with immense walls of the mountain fortress. Annapurna area Once into the Sanctuary you will be in the midst of Amphitheater of snow peaks Annapurna (26,545ft-8,091m) Other major peaks overlooking the Sanctuary include the Annapurna south (23,693ft-7,219m), Gangapurna (24,457ft.-7,455m) and Annapurna III (24,787ft-7,555m) This area is also referred to as the Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchhare (Fish-tail) Base Camp. Nepal Dream Path Best Treks return journey, descends through the lush terraced Modi Khola and finally ends at Pokhara.

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Guided tour around world's Heritage sites of Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive or Fly to Pokhara [950m] [5-6 hrs drive/25minutes fly]  
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul [1100m] and trek to Tikhedhunga [1,450m] [1.5 hrs drive 3-4 hrs walk]
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani [2,874m] [6-7 hrs walk]
Day 06: Hike to poonhill [3,210m] and Trek to Tadapani [2,721m] [5-6 hrs walk]
Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong [1,951m] [4-5 hrs walk]
Day 08: Trek to Dovan [2,130m] via Bamboo [2,050m] [5-6 hrs walk]
Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchhare Base Camp [3,720m] [6 hrs walk]
Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp [4,200m] [2-3 hrs walk]
Day 11: Trek to Bamboo [2050m] [6 hrs walk]
Day 12: Trek to New-Bridge (Naya-Pul) [1,500m] [5-6 hrs walk]
Day 13: Trek to Thulo-Kharka/Australian Camp [2,050m] [6-7 hrs walk] 
Day 14: Trek to Kande [1,460m] and drive to Pokhara [1 hr walk and 1 hr drive]
Day 15: Drive or Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Day 16: Transfer to airport for international departure.

Note: The itinerary can be changed or customized  according to your duration of holidays &  as per your requirements. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program.

        ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK MAP

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Service includes

  • All transportation and Arrival, Departure transfers as per the Itinerary.
  • Standard Accommodation in the cities and tea houses in the trek.
  • Full day guided tour of Kathmandu including private vehicle, Entry permits, and well experienced city guide. 
  • All meals includes during trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/Coffee)
  • Guide, porters and other support staff as per your requirement and out agreed price.
  • ACAP fees.
  • Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
  • Necessary equipments during the trek.
  • All taxes and fees required for the program.

Service does not include

  • Meals in the cities.
  • Personal expenses (Laundry, bar bills, water etc)
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Personal trekking gears not mentioned in the contract.
  • Tips for staffs.
A Detailed Itinerary for Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) and sanctuary trek designed by Nepal Dream Path Treks and Expedition

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Nepal Dream Path Treks staff will meet you on arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and help you to transfer hotel and until the check in procedure ends at Hotel. We arrange a meeting or discussion program which includes your daily schedule of Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) and sanctuary Trek Nepal and brief introduction as well as rules and regulations regarding Nepal Trip.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort [as per your requirement and agreed price]
Meals: BB Plan [Generally we offer Bed and Breakfast plan in cities] 

Day 02: Guided tour around world's Heritage sites of Kathmandu


Accommodation: Hotel/Resort [as per your requirement and agreed price]
Meals: BB Plan [Generally we offer Bed and Breakfast plan in cities] 
 
Day 03: Drive or Fly to Pokhara [950m] [5-6 hrs drive/25minutes fly]  
Morning travel by bus or a car to Pokhara on the scenic highway, an interesting drive on the foothills of the Himalaya, on reaching at Pokhara transfer to respective Hotels located at Lake side (near by the fewa Lake) for the overnight stay. Or it takes half an Hour fight to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu Airport. 
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort [as per your requirement and agreed price]
Meals: BB Plan [Generally we offer Bed and Breakfast plan in cities] 

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul [1100m] and trek to Tikhedhunga [1,450m] [1.5 hrs drive 3-4 hrs walk]
A one and half hours morning drive on the highway to Nayapul (new bridge) where Nepal Dream Path Treks adventure begins with about 3-4 hours trekking, the trail passes the busy areas encountering people of all walks of life merchants, traders, local, trekkers and mule and donkey trains, then reaching at Birethati village from here our path diverts following the main trail on the old Trans-Himalayan trade route. From here trek follows through many farm villages and waterfalls till Tikhedhunga is reached for the overnight stop. 
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani [2,874m] [6-7 hrs walk]
Morning walk winds up on a steep climb for near 2 hrs on the stone steps to Ulleri village, from Ulleri trail winds up gradually through cool rain forest for few hours with few ups and downs, the walk leads nearer to Ghorepani, feeling the altitude and change of vegetation, trekking in the midst of rhododendron woods till Ghorepani village is reached for the overnight stop, offering grand views of Dhaulagiri range of mountains towards west and Annapurna South in the north.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

Day 06: Hike to poonhill [3,210m] and Trek to Tadapani [2,721m] [5-6 hrs walk]
Morning 1 hr hike to Poon Hill 3210 m for fantastic sunrise over the Himalayan chain of mountains from Dhaulagiri-Annapurna to Mt. Manaslu ranges, After the panoramic views return back to Ghorepani for breakfast, continue trek to the upper ridge of Deurali almost the height as Poon Hill with awesome scenery of the snow capped mountains, hills and valleys, walking in the rhododendron and pine forests, the path narrows downhill through temperate rain forest, stepper path in some places as you come to Bhaise Kharka a temporary settlements with lodges in the middle of forest, trek continues down to a small stream in the middle of forest, an hour uphill climb reaches to Tadapani, located in the forests of Rhododendron, Magnolia and Oaks. From this place a grand view of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare (fishtail) can be seen at a close distance. Tadapani with 8-10 lodges a place made by the local Gurung people to serve and cater the needs of trekker's.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong [1,951m] [4-5 hrs walk]
The trek from Tadapani is downhill most of the way through pristine forest of oaks and rhododendron with occasional view of the Annapurnas. This walking portion is pleasant till Kimrong Khola is reached for lunch. The trail then leads uphill for 2 hours, at the ridge top from here walk is easy all the way to Chomrong village the last permanent settlement and the door to Annapurna Sanctuary and base camp. 
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

Day 08: Trek to Dovan [2,130m] via Bamboo [2,050m] [5-6 hrs walk]
After Chhomrong trek leads to terraced fields descending to the river, after the bridge it's uphill for 2 hours till Sinwa Danda top is reached, from here few hours downhill walk in the bamboo forest and bushes till Bamboo is reached, a place in the midst of bamboo, rhododendron and oaks forest with 4-5 lodges. After here an hour walk on the slow uphill brings you to the overnight stop at Dovan, an isolated place with 3 Lodges in the midst of forest by the raging Modi River. 
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchhare Base Camp [3,720m] [6 hrs walk]
After Dovan, walk leads in the cool forest on the winding up-hill path most of the way following the river Modi upstream, walk continues with ups and down to Himalaya Hotel near Hinko cave, which lies straight at the bottom of Huinchuli peak. Himalaya Hotel a small place with 2-3 lodges just to cater the need of the trekkers. The trail from here leads to a slow climb for another 2 hours to Deurali the last Lodge on route to Machhapuchhare Base Camp. On reaching Deurali vegetation disappears leaving for high alpine flora and shrubs. Deurali has 3-4 lodges, from here walk leads up following the fast flowing Modi River upstream, the walk is pleasant with few steep climb for an hour to reach Machhapuchhare Base Camp. 
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp [4,200m] [2-3 hrs walk]
Today's trekking towards our destinations in the heart of Annapurna the Sanctuary and Base Camp the highest spot of this adventure, walk follows uphill for few hours on the grass path, the nice trek reaches the higher ground with panoramic views of array of snow peaks all around you with Annapurna I, a great wall of a mountain, from this north west face. Annapurna Base Camp has 3-4 Lodges with super panorama. 
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

Day 11: Trek to Bamboo [2050m] [6 hrs walk]
After a wonderful time in the mountains and in its serene wilderness trek back to the lush green vegetation, the walk is more or less downhill with few ups to Bamboo for the overnight. 
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

Day 12: Trek to New-Bridge (Naya-Pul) [1,500m] [5-6 hrs walk]
From Bamboo, morning walk leads to a short climb to Khudi, the trail descends all the way to the bridge, from the bridge uphill walk to Chomrong. After a break here at Chomrong the walk leads to a short uphill, descend towards New-Bridge, the trail is quite steep downhill for an hour, till it reaches Jhinu Danda with hot springs by the river Modi (time permitting) takes half hour to the hot springs from Jhinu Danda, from here an hour downhill to New-Bridge (different place with same name the one in the beginning of this trip) over the river Modi for the overnight. 
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

Day 13: Trek to Thulo-Kharka/Australian Camp [2,050m] [6-7 hrs walk] 
From New-Bridge, the trails leads downhill for an hour to Modi River, after crossing the bridge an hour walk with a short climb to Landruk village. 
The walk is gradual from here on the winding path two hours of good walk brings to a climb at a small pass of Deurali ridge 2,150m.
After Deurali, a nice downhill walk through the forest with magnificent views of Annapurna and Mt. Manaslu range all the way to the small village of Pothana, in the midst of the woods overlooking magnificent view of snow capped mountain range, valleys and as far up to the Phewa lake in Pokhara, from here another 45 minutes of good walk through the forest brings you at Thulo Kharka also known as Australian Camp a wonderful spot in the midst of the forest with large meadows overlooking magnificent views of the Himalayan range of mountains from Annapurna to Manaslu. This place also offers a great view of the sunrise and sunset as well.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

Day 14: Trek to Kande [1,460m] and drive to Pokhara [1 hr walk and 1 hr drive]
From this wonderful spot a downhill walk to Kande village at the road head of Baglung-Pokhara highway; it is also the start and ending point of various trekking around Annapurna region. From here an hour drive reaches you to at Phewa Lake in Pokhara for the overnight stop in of the good Hotels by the lake with time for to browse around after an incredible trekking in the heart of Annapurna with one and only  Nepal Dream Path Treks & Expeditions. 
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort [as per your requirement and agreed price]
Meals: BB Plan [Generally we offer Bed and Breakfast plan in cities] 

Day 15: Drive or Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
The means of transportation for the return journey to Kathmandu from Pokhara can be choose either by surface transport or air transport, depending upon your interest, budget, time, and requirements.  Evening join with Nepal Dream Path Trek’s farewell dinner program which helps to share the experience of entire Annapurna base camp (ABC) and sanctuary trek with us. 
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort [as per your requirement and agreed price]
Meals: BB Plan [Generally we offer Bed and Breakfast plan in cities] 

Day 16: Transfer to airport for international departure
Today as per your international flight time, Nepal Dream Path Treks staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure from this wonderful high Himalayan country, Nepal with the wonderful memory of Annapurna base camp (ABC) and sanctuary trek with us. 

  • Annapurna Trek 2016 Germany, munich Email: william1fegan@gmail.com.ge Annapurna Trek 2016
    Annapurna Trek 2016
    I am William from Germany and I have trekked on the Annapurna region in the starting of 2016 with Nepal Dream Path Treks & Expedition. The amazing trek of 18 days was really memorable and our guide DP (Damodar Pyakurel) was really good. He is talented guide with lots of experienced on the mountain and was full of information about the places. Annapurna Base camp is the amazing trekking route of the world and while trekking I feel that I was in the heaven. The area was fully surrounded by the mountain and hills and the people around there were hospitable and friendly. I love trekking in Nepal, and seem to be lucky for travelling in Nepal on the early of 2016, from my busy schedule I am taking some days to visit Nepal again in coming September with Nepal Dream path and this time I am looking towards Everest Base Camp.

    Thanks and best regards
    William Fagan

  • Wonderful Memories of Nepal Melbourne, Australia Wonderful Memories of Nepal In the past four years I have fulfilled some of my dreams to travel overseas. One of those places is Nepal with Nepal Dream Path Treks and Expedition Team. On my very first visit I fell in love with the country and its people. I knew it would be the first of many visits to this very special place. I have returned every year since 2010 sometimes for extended stays, each time embarking on a different trek. I met Mr. Damodar Pyakurel (DP) on my first trek and could not recommend him and his team more highly. He is an outstanding guide and is very dedicated to his work. I have had many treks together ranging from one week duration to 34 days trekking. The Beni to Dolpo, Rara Lake trek would have to be my favorite (34 days). It was both a challenging and spectacularly awesome trek which I would recommend to the 'diehard' trekker. Shey Phoksundo would have to be the highlight of the trek but there were so many amazing experiences and spectacular mountain scenery along the way in the remote far west area of Nepal  were highly organized and paid attention to the finer details for client comfort. My most recent trek was to Kanchenjunga, another amazing place which is off the beaten track. The scenery was spectacular and the trek was very well planned and executed, thanks to Mr. DP and whole team member of Nepal Dream Path Treks and Expedition. I will be returning once again to Nepal in the not too distant future and hope to bring my family along for the next visit. I wish all the best for Mr. Damodar Pyakurel (DP) and his company too. 
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