Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Picturesque landscape, superb Mountain View, ethnic group, Rhodendron flower (March/April), 180 degree mountain views from Poon Hill & Annapurna Base Camp including 2 eight thousander mountain...
  • Duration:9
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Max Group Size:1
  • Best Time:March till May & September till December

Trip Overview

The Annapurna Base Camp trek known as the Sanctuary trek is a true classic, amidst some of the highest and most spectacular mountains in the world. Many of the peaks are over 7000m, including the famous twin-peaked Machapuchare, as well as Annapurna I and lll, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, and Glacier Dome. Our trek begins in the terraced foothills close to Pokhara. The Ghorepani-Chumrung-Dhampus Ridge gives us good panoramic views of the mountains and, as we pass through local farming communities, the vista becomes more impressive.

After two days trek, we arrive at Ghorepani. We spend the night here in order to make an early morning ascent of Poon Hill, to see the spectacular sunrise view over the Himalayas. During our trek we pass through the Gurung villages of Chumrung, offering rhododendron and bamboo forests to Hinko Cave. Beyond Hinko, we soon see excellent views of Annapurna South and Machapuchare. After spending the night in Chumrung, we climb high above the Modi Khola River, through the gates of the Sanctuary. Once inside, we are afforded incredible views of the mountains from Machupuchare Base Camp, 3700m, and Annapurna Base Camp, 4130m, where we will spend a day.

During this Annapurna Base Camp Trek, clients will carry a daypack only and walk at their own pace. The duration of trekking hours is about 5-7hr a day.

  • Day 01  Pokhara to Nayapul drive and trek to Tirkhedhunga (1577m); 4hrs (L, D)
  • Day 02  Trek to Ghorepani (2855m); 6 hrs (B, L, D)
  • Day 03  Trek to Poon Hill for Sunrise then to Tadapani; 7 hrs (2595m);  (B, L, D)
  • Day 04  Trek to Chumrung (2140m); 5 hrs (B, L, D)
  • Day 05  Trek to (Himalaya 3000m); 7 hrs (B, L, D)
  • DAY 06  Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) via Machapuchare Base Camp (3700m); 5 hrs (B, L, D)
  • DAY 07  Excursion to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) and Back to Bamboo (2340m); 5 hrs (B, L, D)
  • Day 08  Trek to Jhino (hotspring) (1775m); 6 hrs (B, L, D)
  • Day 09  Jhino to Nayapul trek; 6 hrs and drive to Pokhara (827m); total 8 hrs (B, L)


Before Trekking:

  • Day 00  Arrival and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner. (D)

After Trekking:

  • Day 00  Drive or if fly to Kathmandu from Pokhara/Hotel (B)
  • Day 00  Day at leisure/ Farewell dinner /Hotel (B, D)
  • Day 00  Drive to Airport for Return flight (B)
Note: The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depend on your budget.
  • Trekking transport start from Pokhara
  • Trekking conservation permit
  • Trekking Register Certificate
  • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter in between 2 person)
  • Experienced and first aid trained license holder trekking guide
  • Tea House accommodation during the trek in double occupancy
  • All meals during the trek (B=breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Sleeping bag (only if require)
  • Government taxes and service charges
  • Drinks and Bar Bill (beverage) in the tea house trek
  • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal use trekking equipment
  • Tipping to guide and porter

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Detailed Itinerary

Altitude: 1577m

Trek Length: 4 HOURS

Meal: Lunch, Dinner


After your Energetic Breakfast, at around 8:00am your guide will meet you at the hotel premises. You will be

transferred to Nayapul via Office transport. Nayapul is 1.5 hours’ drive from pokhara, the drive covers the

distance of 43kms. After Reaching Nayapul you will begin your trek towards Tirkhedhunga. The Trek Begins

with 15 mins walk towards the village Of Birethanti Then walking across the Banks of Modi Khola, Then a short

Ascending Trek to The village of Tikhedhunga. The guide will take you to your Tea House Accommodation for

overnight stay in Tirkhedhunga. Today’s trek is a slight Preparation for the upcoming trek.


Altitude: 2855M

Trek Length: 6 HOURS

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


The trek starts with the uphill climb through the village of Ulleri, the path rises more gently from this point,

over the forests of oak and rhododendrons, towards Banthanti as we hike towards Nangethanti. Finally

reaching the village of Ghorepani standing at 2840m. Overnight at a guesthouse.


Altitude: 3210M/2840M

Trek Length: 7 HOURS

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


We wake up at 4:30 am early morning and start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at an altitude of 3,210 m, a view

point that treats you with a 180 degrees Mountain View. We return to Ghorepani for Breakfast after spending

an hour in Poonhill. Then we make a climb along ridges, and through pine and rhododendron forests. After

that, we go downhill to the Banthanti, then off to Tadapani.


Altitude: 2140m

Trek Length: 5 HOURS

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Starting the day with steep downhill through the rhododendron forest. Today trek will be an easy downhill

climb towards the village of Chumrong which concludes the 5 hours walk.


Altitude: 3000M

Trek Length: 6 HOURS

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Now the real quest of the trek Beings as we Leave Chumrung and climbing to Khuldighar. We continue our

ways across steeply down a rock bank and Walking through the bottom of the gorge. We end our 6 hours trek

as we reach Himalaya Hotel.


Altitude: 4130M

Trek Length: 7 HOURS

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


The quest for the base camp is at its final day, we trek across Hinko Cave, Deurali and then Machapuchare

Base Camp. The overwhelming view on the trial is surely a lifetime experience. The trek ends at the Base of

Majestic Annapurna Base Camp as the rigorous 7 Hours Trek finally comes to end. Overnight at Annapurna

Base Camp.


Altitude: 2340M

Trek Length: 6 HOURS

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


After the successful basecamp Trek we return back by the same path towards Bamboo. The trek passes

through Rhododendron and Bamboo Forests as it finally leads to the Village of Bamboo after 6 hours of

downhill trek. Overnight in Bamboo.


Altitude: 1775M

Trek Length: 6 HOURS

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


We follow the same path and continue our downhill descend towards the village of Jhinu. The trail continues

through rhododendron and bamboo forests. The trail descends very steeply to the Jhinu, Jhinu is also the

home to Natural hot spring where you can take a bath to refresh yourself up after tough 5 hours trek.

Overnight at Jhinu.


Altitude: 827M

Trek Length: 5 HOURS

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The last day of trek we walk through the banks of Modi Khola and going through Birethanti finally reaching

Nayapul. Then an hour drive will take us back to Pokhara.

(NOTE: Since this information is a standard representation of what we provide, the above trip schedule can be customized as per your request and requirements.)

Client's Reviews

Nepal is a nation between India and Tibet known for its temples and Himalayan mountains, which include Mt. Everest. Kathmandu, the capital, has a mazelike old quarter filled with Hindu and Buddhist shrines.

Patrik E,
Sydney, Australia

From Kathmandu to Pokhara alone, trekking team was very organized and professional! advice to anyone who wants to move to contact the agency, Hari and his brothers will realize your dreams! The landscape was simply extraordinary and people are very hospitable!!

United Kingdom

I have been from Kathmandu to Pokhara alone, trekking team was very organized and professional! advice to anyone who wants to move to contact the agency, Hari and his brothers will realize your dreams! The landscape was simply extraordinary and people are very hospitable!!

Allessandra L,
United Kingdom

We did the 12-day itinerary trekking to Everest Base Camp. We booked it all from England and communicated with the owner Hari via email. Such a nice family that owns and runs this business. Very friendly and welcoming. We had loads of cups of tea with them in their shop in Thamel before and after our trek.

Patrik E,
Sydney, Australia
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