Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Duration: 16 Days   |   1 Reviews

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an amazing trail that gives a taste of the best of the Himalayas. Throughout the trail, you will see several of the highest mountain peaks in the world. Beyond that, you will be exposed to the rich culture quintessential of the Himalayan foothills and revel in their unparalleled hospitality. Become enchanted by the terraced hillsides, lively forests, and roaring rapids. Few trails in the world lead you through such a diversity of landscapes within about a week.

Along the glorious trail, you will be exposed to some of the world’s highest mountain peaks, including Annapurna I (8091 meters), Manaslu (8156 meters), and Dhaulagiri (8167 meters) – three of the highest peaks in the world. The ‘peak moment’ of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is arriving to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 meters) – a walled fortress of rugged mountain peaks.

The trek begins after a lovely drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then further to Nayapul. Stroll through the hills, under the cover of rhododendrons and other brilliant trees. The slow, yet exciting ascent allows for adequate acclimatization. After staying a night in Ghorepani, we make a steep ascent to Poon Hill (3210 meters), one of the most well-known viewpoints in the region. We try and make it for sunrise to see the fiery sun illuminate the snow-capped peaks – a once-in-a-lifetime view.

At last, we arrive to Annapurna Base Camp, full of happiness and excitement. Snap some photos and admire the crisp mountain vistas. After spending a night way up here, we descend the same way we came, stopping in Jhinu Danda on the way out. This magical place has a little hot spring about 25 minutes from the teahouse. Bathing here has a healing effect on the body and mind – a perfect way to end the trek.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is not a marathon journey that requires taking several weeks of hiking, nor is it a short trek that leaves you unsatisfied. It is the perfect length that takes you from the foothills past the treeline to Annapurna Base Camp. The trail is suitable for trekkers of all experience levels. Book your Annapurna Base Camp Trek adventure today and have positive memories to look back on for the rest of your life!

Book the Annapurna Base Camp Trek all throughout the year. Though the trek is available anytime, certain seasons provide the best weather. In the springtime (March to May), the rhododendrons are blooming and scenery is lush. During autumn (September to November), skies are clearest and mountain views are best. Summer (rainy season) and winter do not provide the best trekking conditions, but on the other hand, you can enjoy more solitude on the trail. If you have any questions, please contact us!

Trip Highlights

  • A classic trek in Nepal that traverses a wide variety of landscapes
  • See the majestic sunrise from Poon Hill View point (3210m) of several of the world’s highest peaks
  • Spend a day of sightseeing in Pokhara and Kathmandu, enjoying the cultural and natural heritage sights
  • Learn about the local mountain culture while staying in each village
  • The perfect length of trail which gives you a full taste of the Annapurna region

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02:Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (1400m).
  • Day 03:Drive to Nayapul and then trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m).
  • Day 04:Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2750m).
  • Day 05:Early morning hike to Poon Hill for sunrise, then trek to Tadapani (2630m).
  • Day 06:Trek from Tadapani to Chromrung (2170m).
  • Day 07:Trek from Chomrung to Bamboo (2520m).
  • Day 08:Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3300m).
  • Day 09:Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m).
  • Day 10:Trek back down to Bamboo.
  • Day 11:Trek back down to Jhinu Danda.
  • Day 12:Trek to Siwai, drive to Pokhara.
  • Day 13:Sightseeing around Pokhara.
  • Day 14:Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 15:Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu.
  • Day 16:Departure from Nepal.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. A representative of Roar Himalaya Adventure heartily welcomes you at Tribhuvan International Airport and takes you to your hotel. Take a rest or wander around the winding streets of Kathmandu. In the evening, we give you the lowdown on your upcoming trek. Overnight at hotel on B&B basis.
  • Day 02:Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (1400m).We drive about 6-7 hrs from Kathmandu to the lovable lakeside city of Pokhara. Taking the always adventurous Prithvi Highway, we weave around rivers and terraced hillsides to arrive to our destination. The landscape along the drive is entertaining and builds excitement for the upcoming trek. Pokhara has a chilled-out vibe, surrounded by lush greenery and the gorgeous Phewa Lake. Overnight at hotel on B&B basis.
  • Day 03:Drive to Nayapul and then trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m).After the scenic drivefrom Pokhara to Nayapul, we begin our trek through the rolling foothills. Check into to Annapurna Conservation Area Project and continue hiking. The 3-hour trek leads you to Tikhedhunga.Meanwhile, enjoy the scenery of the Bhurungdi Khola. Overnight at teahouse lodge.
  • Day 04:Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2750m).Have breakfast and climb the steep trail to Ulleri. After a couple of hours, we reach the lovely village and have a rest. Then, continue through lush rhododendron forests, becoming mesmerized by the bright reds and pinks of the blooming flowers. We have lunch on the trail and make the final stretch to Ghorepani, an ethnically Magar village in the middle of one of the many rhododendron forests. Overnight at teahouse lodge.
  • Day 05:Early morning hike to Poon Hill for sunrise, then trek to Tadapani (2630m).Wake up early to see the sunrise view over the snow-capped Himalayas from the famous Poon Hill Viewpoint. This is one of the most famous views in the Annapurna region.Theshow-stoppingview of Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhreissomething that will stick with you forever. Trek back down to Ghorepani for breakfast and trek further to Tadapani. Stop for lunch along the way and continue the journey. Overnight at teahouse lodge.
  • Day 06:Trek from Tadapani to Chromrung (2170m).Wake up with awesome views of Annapurna South, Huinchuli, and Machhapuchhre – a great way to start the day. Hike on the trail, beginning witha dramaticdownhill turn. Then, makes a steep uphill climb. By this point, it is time for lunch, so we stop for a tasty dal bhat meal. After a couple more hours, arrive to Chomrung, tonight’s destination. Overnight in teahouse lodge.
  • Day 07:Trek from Chomrung to Bamboo (2520m).Leaving Chomrung, descend on the stone staircase and cross the Chhomrong Khola via suspension bridge. Hike through bamboo and rhododendron forests to Sinuwa. Make a final ascent through lunch forests to Bamboo, where we stay for the night. Overnight at teahouse lodge.
  • Day 08:Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3300m).Leaving Bamboo, we soon move past Dovan, another small settlement where many trekkers stay. Ascend further through mixed forests to a small villagenamed Himalayan Hotel. Continuehiking on the rocky trail about 45 minutes after Himalayan Hotel to Hinku Cave. Here,wander through the field of boulders to Deurali. Overnight at teahouse lodge.
  • Day 09:Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m).Eat breakfast and start hikingto Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC), arriving after about two hours. This base camp offers a spectacular view of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna South. Rest for a moment here and continue even higher. An hour later, the trail flattens out before arriving to Annapurna Base Camp. Stay the night here and enjoy immaculate mountain views, including Machhapuchhre, Huinchuli, Annapurna I and III, Tharpu Chuli and Baraha Shikhar. Overnight at teahouse lodge.
  • Day 10:Trek back down to Bamboo.Wakeup to the fresh (and thin) mountain air. Take your time and enjoy your breakfast with an awesome view. Snap some last photos and start descending on the same path taken on the way up. Soak in the final moments of being so close to the massive Himalayan peaks. Pass Machhapucchre Base Camp and follow the trail back to Bamboo. Overnight at teahouse lodge.
  • Day 11:Trek back down to Jhinu Danda. Start the day after a filling breakfast in Bamboo. Today’s itinerary consists of weaving through the descending trail to Jhinu Danda, with a few intermixed uphill climbs. There is a surprise in store for us tonight. Arrive in Jhinu Danda in the afternoon and drop our stuff off at the lodge. Then, make your way to the rejuvenating hot springs! The spring lies about 25 minutes downhill from our tea house. The healing waters do wonders foryour body and mind. Overnight at teahouse lodge.
  • Day 12:Trek to Siwai, drive to Pokhara.After breakfast in Jhinu Danda, we trek to Siwai, where our ride awaits us. Check out of the Annapurna Conservation Area, and say goodbye to the Himalayas, the most majestic mountain range in the world. Enjoy the scenic drive from Siwai to Pokhara. Check into the hotel in the late afternoon and spend the rest of the evening wandering around Pokhara’s lakeside. Overnight at hotel on B&B basis.
  • Day 13:Sightseeing around Pokhara.Spend the day seeing the best of Pokhara’s tourist destinations. There is so much to see so we make the most of our time! Check out the Peace Pagoda, Davis Falls, and much more. Today’s itinerary can be tailored toward your interests and what you would like to see. Overnight in hotel in Pokhara on B&B basis.
  • Day 14:Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.End the adventure the same way it started – with a pleasant drive through Nepal’s countryside along the Prithvi Highway. Time flies on the 6-7 drive. When we arrive in Kathmandu, spend the evening freely exploring the side streets or buying some souvenirs in Thamel. Overnight in hotel on B&B basis.
  • Day 15:Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu.After breakfast, we invite you on a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. A visit to Nepal would not be complete without visiting the country’s most beloved tourist destinations, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Spend the rest of the day as you please. Overnight in hotel on B&B basis.
  • Day 16:Departure from Nepal.Before your flight, we take you to the airport and say farewell. We hope you had a blast with us and we appreciate you choosingRoar HimalayaAdventure as your trekking guide! Looking forward to seeing you again.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport transfers before and after trek
  • Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara (on Bed & Breakfast basis)
  • Transportation to and from the trailhead as per itinerary
  • Accommodation at local teahouse lodgesduring the trek
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS)permit
  • Government-authorized, experienced guide and porters
  • Insurance and wage for guide and porters
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • First Aid Kit
  • Annapurna Trekking Map
  • Roar Himalaya Duffle Bag
  • Service charge and government taxes

Cost Excludes:

  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Insurance (must cover rescue evacuation in case of emergency)
  • Meals and drinks in Kathmandu and Pokhara (besides breakfast)
  • Personal expenses, shopping, etc.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
  • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)
Rated 5/5 based on 1 reviews
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    Above & Beyond


    Nigme was a excellent guide and host. At each Teahouse/lodge he made sure I was ok and settled, he was very popular with locals and owners of teahouses. Ngima’s has great knowledge of the trekking routes and is a really down to earth guy. My itinerary was for me to just go to Annapurna Base camp on a 11 day trek, which would have taken 3-4 days but Nigme took me to Ghorepani and Poon Hill, Ghurjung before making our way up to ABC. On the way down we visited the Hot Springs before heading out through Landruk and ending the trek at Dhampus. I would highly recommend using Nigme, you are sure to have a great trek and experience. Mark

Trip Fact

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel/Teahouse/Lodge
  • Max Elevation: 4130 meters