Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is the popular short-distance trekking destinations around the world. About 70% of total trekkers visit Annapurna Base Camp every year. It is in the Annapurna region. This trek leads the trekker to the lap of the world’s 10th highest mountain, Annapurna, which is 8091m high. This trek passes through the Machhapuchhre Base Camp, which means you can take the experience of both camps. There are two to three routes to start the trek. All the routes meet at Chamjong, and the routes lead the base camp. This trek is also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary trek. Annapurna Massifs, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, Pisang peak, and Paungda dada are the mountains viewed from here. Sunrise and sunsets add glitters to the mountain, which makes them even beautiful. The trail passes through rhododendron forests, rice paddies, and high altitude landscapes. Sights of wild animals let us explore more. The villages here are full of Gurung, Magars, and Thakali. Their culture and tradition make unique bonding with the trekkers. Trekkers experience subtropical and alpine climates here. Spring and Autumn is the best season for this trek.

Summary of Trek

  • Grade: Moderate to Difficult
  • Best season: February, March, April, May, September, October, November
  • Per day walking: 5-6 hours in average
  • Type of trek: Tea house 
  • General Duration: 10 days
  • Maximum Altitude: 4130 m Annapurna Base Camp


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu site seeing and trekking preparation
Day 2: Drive to Pokhara by Tourist coach (6-7 hours)
Day 3: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Gandruk (One hour drive and 5-6 hours of trek)
Day 4: Trek to Chhomrung (2170 m, 5-6 hours)
Day 5: Trek to Deurali (3230 m, 5-6 hours)
Day 6: Trek to The Annapurna base camp (4130 m, 5-6 hours)
Day 7: Trek to Bamboo (2310 m, 5-6 hours)
Day 8: Trek to Jhunu Danda (1760 m, 5-6 hours)
Day 9: Trek to Nayapul and then Drive back to Pokhara (5-6 hours of trek and 1 hour of drive)
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu (6-7 hours of drive in tourist coach)
Day 11: Departure

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel.

After your arrival in Kathmandu, at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Finding Nepal Treks will pick up and welcomes you to a beautiful Himalayan country Nepal. You will be transferred to the hotel in an Air-conditioned Tourist vehicle. After completing all the check-in process, you will be briefed about your trip, and your documents are collected for all the required permits. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu sight seeing and trekking preparation

You’ll visit three world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. Pasupatinath is the holy temple of hindu, whereas Bouddhanath and Swoyambhu are pilgrimages sites for Buddhists.

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara by Tourist Coach.[6/7 hours]

It’s your day two, and we will head towards the beautiful tourist city Pokhara by tourist coach, and it takes around 6/7 hours to complete the journey. During the ride, you will encounter beautiful landscapes, paddy fields, famous Trisuli River. After reaching Pokhara and checking in in the hotel. We will prepare for the required trekking gears and have a beautiful evening at Lakeside, Pokhara. Overnight Stay at the hotel. 

Day 4: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Gandruk.

After taking our breakfast at the hotel, we start our journey and drive to Nayapul. It is one hour drive, and our trek begins at Nayapul. The path usually is extensive, and we climb uphill today. At the end of today’s trek, we will reach the beautiful Gurung village, “Gandhruk.” If time favors us, we will visit the Gurung museum and explore Gurung culture and tradition. The walking is about 5/6 hours and overnight stay at the tea-house.

Day 5: Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrung. [2170 Meters]

With spectacular mountain views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Gangapurna, we start trekking towards Kimrungdanda after taking breakfast at tea house. The trail after Kimrungdanda is a steep descend to Kimrung Khola. The path is then an uphill to Chere Danda followed by a descending and gentle walk to Chhomrong. Today we will walk 6/7 hours. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant, the Annapurna massive. Overnight in the Tea house. 

Day 6: Trek from Chholrung to Deurali. [3230 Meters]

After breakfast at the tea house today, we will head towards Deurali. Right after leaving the tea house, we start descending and reach Chhomrong Khola. There we will cross over the suspension bridge and start climbing uphill trekking above the Modi Khola on its west bank. After crossing Tilche and Sinuwa, we reach a beautiful village named Kuldi at an elevation at 2340 meters. After crossing Kuldi, the path is the stone staircase and climbs up, which leads us to Bamboo where we will have our lunch. After lunch and taking rest for some time, we will continue our journey along the west bank of the Modi Khola through a dense bamboo forest continuously climbing uphill. We now reach the settlement of Dovan at an elevation of 2630 meters. After passing Hinko Cave at altitude 3160 meters, we will conclude today’s destination at Deurali. Overnight stay at the tea house.

Day 7: Trek from Deurali to the Annapurna Base Camp

Today we will start our trek right after taking breakfast, and head towards the final destination of the trek and valley widens as we move ahead. The path leads us to resume at Modi Khola and continues to Bagar at an altitude of 3310 meters. Moving ahead, we will reach the Macchapurche Base Camp, where we will take our lunch. After having our lunch, we will move forward, facing the beautiful mountains to the Annapurna Base Camp. After 2/3 hours of walk, we will reach The Annapurna base camp [4130 meters]. Today we will walk 5/6 hours in total and Overnight Stay at the hotel.

Day 8: Trek from the Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo.

After spending a beautiful morning at the Annapurna Base Camp and taking our breakfast at base camp, we start our journey back to Bamboo.

The way today is mostly downhill same the path we climb yesterday to reach the Annapurna base camp. Total walking time is 5/6 hours and overnight at the tea house.

Day 9: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda.

Today we head towards Jhinu Danda after having our breakfast at Bamboo. Today we will have Climbing uphill at the beginning of Khuldinghar and start descending to Chhomrong Khola and descend further to Jhinu Danda, where we can find natural hot water spring. We can have some fun time in the hot spring water. Today we will walk for 5/6 hours and overnight at Tea house.

Day 10: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara.

Today after breakfast at Jhinu Danda, we will head back to Nayapul from where we started our trek. Today’s walk is pleasant. We will descend furthermore aside from the bank of Modi Khola. We take lunch at Bhairethanti and walk forward to Nayapul. After 5/6 hours of walk, we will reach Nayapul and Drive back to Pokhara. It takes 1.5 hours of drive to reach pokhara. We will have free time in Pokhara and can enjoy the Nightlife. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu     

Today is the last day of the trip, and we will head back to Kathmandu in a tourist coach. The drive normally takes 6/7 hours. Overnight Stay at Hotel.

Day 12: Departure

You’ll be dropped off to airport from hotel.

Price Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop off
  • TIMS card & permit fees
  • Private transport & English speaking guide for sight seeing
  • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu with BB plan
  • 2 nights hotel in Pokhara with BB plan
  • Trekking guide & porter(normally 1 porter for 2 persons)
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by private bus
  • Pokhara – Nayapul -Pokhara by private vehicle
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner during the trekking time(3 meals a day
  • All accommodation in the mentioned hotel and tea houses

Price Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fees 
  • International airfare
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Tips for driver, guide & porter [It is expected]
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Meals in Pokhara
  • Necessary trekking equipment and things as per checklist
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation
  • Any transportation cost outside of the regular itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as insurance, medical charges, laundry, shopping, liquor, hot shower and WiFi etc
  • Cost arising by flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides and reasons beyond our control
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