Annapurna Basecamp Trek
Annapurna Basecamp Trek
Annapurna Basecamp Trek
Annapurna Basecamp Trek
Annapurna Basecamp Trek

Duration 11 days
Group Any
Activities Treking & Hiking

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. It is a fairly easy and shorter walk than other high-altitude walks in Nepal. This hike incorporates diverse terrains, culture and wildlife. Along with the most spectacular and close view of the range of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli and Dhaulagiri. The Annapurna Base Camp shows you all the mountain ranges that are beautiful, colossal and covered with snow against the blue sky. Here, the air is pure and a hiker thrives in front of this impressive mountain range. In the base camp, the mountains are intimately linked to you and create such a special condition. Only panoramic and scenic views of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Tent Peak, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna and Annapurna South are seen. Its beauty is indescribable, they call your attention and the only thing you can do is take your photos with the camera as much as you want and as far as you can get to the corners of the base camp.

In spring, it presents many beautiful flowers, including the national flower of Nepal: the rhododendron. The orchids, the Machhapuchhre massif and the deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki accompany you during the walk. You will notice the high waterfalls on your way and you will visit the Ghandruk Museum to learn more about the people of different ethnicities, especially Gurung community. The Annapurna base camp at 4130 m altitude is unique and incredibly spectacular which is surrounded by the majestic peaks of Annapurna South (7219 m), Annapurna I (8091 m), Hiunchuli (6441 m) and Machapuchhre (6993 m). The Annapurna Base Camp Trek lasts between 7 and 12 days, depending on your itinerary and the length of your walking days. The itinerary presented here takes 11 days, where this route is designed for globetrotters who want to get to the spectacular mountain base camp.

Some of the major Trip Highlights:

1. Stunning views of the sunrise from Poon Hill.

2. Views of the highest mountains in the world: Dhaulagiri I (7th) and Annapurna I (10th).

3. The leading ethnic culture.

4. Delicate tea houses.

5. Overnight at Annapurna base camp.

6. Spectacular views of mountains and glaciers from Annapurna base camp.

7. Natural bath in the hot springs of Jhinu.

8. Gurung Museum in Ghandruk.

9. Exotic flora and fauna.

10. Kali Gandaki is the deepest gorge.


  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
  • Day 2: Fly to Pokhara (827m/2,700ft), trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 30 minutes flight, 5 - 6 hours trek
  • Day 3: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 4: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7578ft): 4 - 5 hours
  • Day 5: Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 3 - 4 hours
  • Day 6: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5- 6 hours
  • Day 7: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours
  • Day 8: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 9: Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive
  • Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 11: Final Departure
  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

    Once you arrive in Kathmandu, a representative from the Taleju Adventure will pick you up at the airport and drop you to the hotel. In the afternoon you can rest, refresh yourself and have a good tea or coffee. In the evening, a welcome dinner will be held by the Taleju Adventure. For dinner, you can enjoy the authentic Nepalese cuisine. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Day 2: Fly to Pokhara (827m/2,700ft), trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 30 minutes flight, 5 - 6 hours trek

    We take an early morning scheduled flight to Pokhara, the beautiful city of the lake, and where we can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Himalayas from the right side of our plane. After landing at the Pokhara airport, we will drive to Naya Pul (1 hour and 20 minutes) and begin the trek. From Birethanti, we walk to Ghandruk, a beautiful village inhabited mainly by the Gurung community. Weather permitting, we also visit the Gurung Museum today. Night in Ghandruk.

    Day 3: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 5 - 6 hours

    At this point we will stroll for about an hour to Kimrungdanda. On the way we can enjoy excellent views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Ganggapurna. A strong descent takes us to Kimrong Khola. After another strong stroll from Kimrong Khola to Chere Danda, we descend for a while and then it is a smooth walk to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located in the lap of the gigantic Annapurna. We will spend the night in Chhomrong.

    Day 4: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7578ft): 4 - 5 hours

    We descend by 2500 stone steps and cross the bridge over Chhomrong Khola. From there, it's a difficult climb for Sinuwa. Then we cross a beautiful forest to Kuldihar, then we descend easily to bamboo. Bamboo Night on this day.

    Day 5: Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 3 - 4 hours

    We crossed a humid and cold bamboo forest, then climbed regularly with some steep slopes. Only after arriving at the Himalaya region, the forest opens up and we are again exposed to the sun with an impressive view of the glacier river. It is a steep climb through a much drier forest before reaching the Hinku cave. From there, we can see the trail descending closer to the river before returning to Deurali, the most picturesque part of the day. The vegetation is sparser, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below and steep cliffs at the top of the rocks covered with bands of waterfalls. Night in Deurali.

    Day 6: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5- 6 hours

    Climb gently up the riverbed and then up a steep path to the side of the mountain. The walk from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is hard. From the base camp of Machhapuchhre, we have excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre and Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna are certainly gratifying experiences. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the road widens when we enter the Annapurna Sanctuary. From there, we have a sensational view of the almost vertical south face of the Annapurna that rises above us. The sanctuary has a dynamic view without anything preventing the 360 degree panorama. From the base camp, we once again can enjoy a fascinating view of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna base camp.

    Day 7: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours

    From the Annapurna base camp, we retrace our steps towards the bamboo. Today's descent is downhill, so it should not be very difficult. In addition, we will always have the company of this extraordinary landscape to cheer us up. Bamboo Night should be fun.

    Day 8: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 - 6 hours

    From Bamboo the journey is slightly uphill to Kuldighar, followed by a descent to Chhomrong Khola. Then we climb the stone steps that lead to Chhomrong. The path then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will rest at night. Today we will have the opportunity to enjoy the hot springs, just 15-20 minutes walk from Jhinu Danda to soothe our aching body. We will spend the night in Jhinu Danda.

    Day 9: Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive

    From Jhinu Danda to Naya Pul, we can enjoy the beautiful mountainous landscape of western Nepal. We can have a lunch on the way to Naya Pul. Our walk will end at Naya Pul, where we will board Pokhara in our vehicle. Overnight in Pokhara.

    Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu

    We fly to Kathmandu in the afternoon. Once we land in Kathmandu, than you will be transferred to the hotel. You can spend your day quietly or make last-minute purchases or explore the Kathmandu area upon time permits. To celebrate the success of our trip, we will have a farewell dinner at night. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Day 11: Final Departure

    Our trip to Nepal ends today. A representative of the Taleju Adventure will drop you at the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On the way back, you have enough time to reflect on your journey back to Annapurna Basecamp and plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

    Cost Includes:

    v All airport/hotel transfers

    v 2 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu Taleu Boutique Hotel or similar

    v 1 Nights Hotel in Pokhara Hotel crystal Palace or similar

    2 way flight ticket as per itinerary

    v All accommodation and meals during the trek

    v Transportation: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu in Tourist Bus

    v An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging

    v All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, Trekking permit)

    v All government and local taxes.


    Cost Does Not Includes

    v  Nepal visa fee 

    v  Excess baggage charges

    v  Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

    v  Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)

    v  International and domestic flights (Pokhara to Kathmandu-$124) 

    v  Travel and rescue insurance

    v  Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

    v  Tips for guides and porters

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