Annapurna base camp trekking is most popular trekking route in Annapurna region, where you will enjoy with different excellent Himalayan scenery including the Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Nilgiri(7,041m), Fish-tail/ Machhapuchhare (6,993m), Annapurna first (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m) and Himchuli (6,441m) and much more. You also have the chance to observe mixed cultures such as Gurung and Magar. Annapurna base camp trekking is wonderful trekking with stunning views, from base camp a maze of mountains towers almost vertically above with Annapurna first in dominance. It is more different than any other trekking by its variety of people, rich culture, beautiful landscapes, and natural scenes.
Annapurna base camp trekking begins from Nayapul, which is an hours scenic drive from Pokhara with some wonderful views of Annapurna (South) and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) from the road. From Nayapul, 30 minutes walk brings us to Birethanti, situated at the confluence of Modi and Bhurung rivers, here the route divides. We take the West trail towards Ghorepani, a trading village situated at an elevation of (2860 m), where there is a wonderful viewpoint Poon hill (3,210m) for panoramic Himalayan views of Annapurna Himalaya range. The sunrise view from Poon hill is simply stunning. From Ghorepani, the trail leads East to the village of Tadapani and on towards Chhomrong, from where we commence our journey into the Annapurna Base camp, follows the valley in between the huge ramparts of Himchuli & Machhapuchhre, eventually emerging into breathtaking Amphitheater, where the Annapurna mountains almost vertically above us. At the final destination, the Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) has been treasured by local inhabitants as a place of spiritual refuge. From Annapurna Base camp, all the way down to Nayapul then one hour drive back to Pokhara
Annapurna base camp is one of the most sought out trek routes in Nepal offering a view of the beautiful mountain ranges and serene climate. Every year, locals and thousands of tourists from around the world take this life-changing journey. The trail offers spectacular mountainous delights like Mount Dhaulagiri, Fishtail mountain, and all the mountains of Annapurna range.
At the height of 4130m (13546ft.), Annapurna base camp sits on the base of a beautiful mountain and offers a plethora of natural and cultural diversity of the mountains. The area is full of breath-taking sunsets out of this world sceneries from the start. From Pool Hill excursion to catch the sunrise to the final trek to reach the camp, every second of the Annapurna circuit is full of surprises.
But, when you get up close and personal with the 8 thousand-er, you will really feel that the long 5-day trek to the top was totally worth it. The trek, spectacular view of the mountain range, and excitement of fellow adventurers will fill you with a sense of satisfaction and achievement.
ABC is not just known for its views of beautiful mountains like Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Tent Peak, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and Annapurna South. It’s also a classic tea house trek. Tea houses are beautiful cottages in mountain selling supplies and delicious food.
After a long and strenuous day of walking and getting in touch with nature, we all get tired and cozy ourselves in tranquil tea houses. The tea houses in the mountains are house of beautiful aroma and flavors. You will get to experience authentic Himalayan tea and a taste of Nepali cuisine to propel you for the next day.
Annapurna is full of beauty, excitement, and adventure. However, every adventure demands something from an adventurer and Annapurna is no different. The ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) trek requires you to have a commitment and spirit of an explorer. You must go through beautiful but demanding forest trails, wildlife reserve, and incomprehensible valleys.
You will also get to experience natural hot springs in the mountain; near Jhinu Danda. Here you will get to cleanse your soul from the sacred bathing areas on the lap of mountains. Locals believe the water to have healing properties for the ailments of the body and the mind.
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only the page. – Saint Augustine.
Annapurna Base Camp trek is relatively easy to overtake compared to other mountain treks. But, it’s not to be taken lightly as the trek demands respect and commitment from every trekker. Annapurna trek taken with friends will be the experience of a lifetime for you and your friends because of its variety and beautiful sceneries every step of the way.
Every year, thousands of locals and tourists from around the world take the Annapurna Base Camp trek; so, you are bound to encounter a moderate number of people on the way. You can also meet Nepalese people living in the villages near the trek route. The world around the route is full of a variety of ethnic groups: Brahmins and Chhetri’s in lower elevations and Mongols living in the Himalayas. All of the people living along the route are full of hospitality and love toward everyone.
Due to difficult terrain and lack of internet, the map from Google, Microsoft, and other internet apps are not accurate enough to be used for the trekking. We have provided a general map of the region below for you guys. We have a number of experienced guides who have been going through the route for a number of years who will be helping you along your journey.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route is as follows :
Nayapul – Ulleri – Ghorepani -Poonhill -Tadapani – Chomrong – Doban – MBC – Annapurna Sanctuary – Chomrong – Nayapul
You should definitely join a guided trek. Even though the trek route is fairly simple, a guide can help you with a lot of things. He can suggest you the best places to stay, he knows the best routes and he will be familiar with natural wildlife.
Your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport(TIA)and you will be meet our airport representative then transfer to hotel. We will discuss the trekking plan and last minute arrangements.
Fly or Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m) From Kathmandu 25 minutes by flight and 8 hours by Bus, overnight at in Pokhara.
Drive to Naya Pul (1,070m) for an hour and trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1,480m). Walking 4 hours, Overnight at Lodge.
Trek from Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2,860m). Walking 6 hours, Overnight at Lodge.
Back to Ghorepani, and Trek to Tadapani.(2,630m).walking 5 hours, Overnight at Lodge. This morning, we will get up early and hike to Poon Hill. From here you will see fantastic view of sunrise, and panoramic view of Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri(8,167m), Annapurna South(7,219m), Fishtail(6,993m) and others.
Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2,170m). Walking 5 hours, Overnight at Lodge.
Trek from Chhomrong to Himalaya (2,920m). Walking 6 hours, Overnight at Lodge.
Trek from Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m). Walking 6 hours, Overnight at Lodge.
Trek from Annapurna base camp to Dovan (2,600m) . Walking 6 hours, Overnight at Lodge.
Trek from Dovan to Chhomrong (2,170m). Walking 6 hours, Overnight at Lodge.
Trek from Chhomrong to Ghandruk (1,940m). Walking 5 hours, Overnight at Lodge
Trek from Ghandruk to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara (910m). Walking 5 hours and one hour drive to pokhara. Overnight at Hotel in pokhara
Fly or drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1337m) From Pokhara25 minutes by flight and 7 hours by bus , overnight in Kathmandu
Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure
We have prepared the trip departure dates in small groups departure for group fun and enjoyment trekking. Our group size start from 2 peoples (Even for solo travelers, we organize single trip on supplement cost of US$- 200 additional) and maximum group size will be 8-10 travelers. But in general, our every date will have small groups of 4- 6 peoples, which is good group size for safe and flexible & comfortable trekking. We have listed our group departure dates based on every season as below.
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Nevertheless, if you are planning the Annapurna Base Camp trekking, during the winter season, your pack list should be special. Do not forget to include the following things in the list.
Best season to plan the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to Mid-December) are the best season to plan the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. These seasons are very supportive in terms of trail, visibility, and weather condition. Trail during monsoon season are very slippery , the views are obstructed by clouds and rain and during the winter season its very cold due to snowfall
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Amazing Expericence of Annapurna Base camp
Eric is a very considerate and professional guide. The trip to ABC with him was much easier with his help. He tried his best to meet the customers’ demands, and sometimes he was really the life saver considering I was always the ‘careless’ person. Besides, the trip with him was a lot of fun because he also liked to make jokes and shared his life stories with us. You can really treat him as a good friend and a reliable trekking teammate, as well. Many thanks to you, Eric. I would like to recommend him to any of my friends who is interested in Nepal trekking to go with Joyful Trekking and Tours.