Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 13 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal that has been widely travelled both by the domestic and international tourists. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is also recognized across the world as one of the best trekking sties in the whole world. ABC Trek starts from the wonderful city of Pokhara and it lies in the western region of Nepal. The maximum altitude you reach during  Annapurna Base Camp Elevation is around 4210 meters and the minimum altitude is 1065 meters. You will come across several places like Ghorepani, Tadapani, which are popular for sunrise and sunset view, during the course of Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You will also be blessed with great views of mountains like Mount Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, among other mountains.
The Annapurna Base Camp Weather suitable is from September to November and between March to May. Besides, you will also have chance to learn about the several indigenous tribes like Gurung, Magar, and Thakali who reside in the villages of Anapurna region. You will get to interact with the local villagers of the region and learn more about their rural way of life. This is one of the important highlights of ABC Trek besides the adventures of trekking. Ghorepani, the place known for sunrise viewing, is another major highlight of the trek. Ghorepani is situated nearby by the popular Gurung village of Ghandruk.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Blue Mountain Travels & Tours is a 13-day trekking itinerary designed by our experts. During the course of these 13 days, you will have a great trekking experience and will enjoy the natural splendor of the region, including the mountains and the hills. The memory you will draw from the trek will be a precious one as it will continue to stay safe with you in your mind and memory. 

Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01 : Kathmandu (1300 m)- Pokhara (960m / 6hrs)
  • Day 02 : Pokhara - Birethanti – Ulleri (2070m) 2 hrs drive and trek 4 hrs 
  • Day 03 : Ulleri - Ghorepani (2850m / 5 hrs)
  • Day 04 : Ghorepani –Poon hill - Tadapani (2660m / 6 hrs) 
  • Day 05 : Tadapani – Chhomrung (2030m / 5hrs)
  • Day 06 : Chhomrung -Himalayan Hotel (2920m / 7hrs) 
  • Day 07 : Himalaya–Machhapuchere Base camp (3720m / 4hrs)
  • Day 08 : Machhapuchhre - Annapurna base camp (4130m / 3hrs)
  • Day 09 : Annapurna Base Camp- Bamboo (2300m / 7hrs)
  • Day 10 : Bamboo – Jhinuwa or Hot spring (1400m / 6hrs)
  • Day 11 : Jhinuwa- Pothana (1900m / 7hrs)
  • Day 12 : Pothana - Pokhara 2hrs walk & 1 hrs drive
  • Day 13 : Pokhara – Kathmandu drive or fly. (1300m / 6 hrs)
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Day 01 : Kathmandu (1300 m) - Pokhara (960m / 6hrs)
Drive or fly to Pokhara. Pokhara is a big natural Beauty City out of Kathmandu, which is 200km from Kathmandu. Pokhara is a place of remarkable natural beauty. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of fishtailed Machhapuchhre rising behind it make it an ideal setting to spend a few days in Pokhara.

Day 02 : Pokhara - Birethanti – Ulleri (2070m) drive 2 hrs and trek 4 hrs  
Walk through the lush, green Modi river valley, past waterfalls with plunge pools that invite you to swim. Ascend steep staircase to Magar village of Ulleri. Where you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the valley below and the peaks of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.

Day 03 : Ulleri - Ghorepani (2850m / 5 hrs)
A gentle climb through pasture and cultivated fields. As the trail climbs higher, you walk up beside the cascading river through refreshingly cool oak and rhododendron forest to Ghorepani.

Day 04 : Ghorepani –Poon hill - Tadapani (2660m / 6 hrs)
Wake up early morning and climb up to Poon hill from where can see from Dhaulagiri range to Ganesh Himal range. During the Sun rise panoramic views with colorful mountains. Again walk down to hotel and after breakfast walk up hill towards Tadapani. Climb with Mountain views again through Rhododendron forest. After the top path goes along the ridge and Trail descends steeply through dense moss-covered forest rich with bird life. A short early-morning climb to the Deurali pass for a spectacular panorama over Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas, and to Tadapani for beautiful sunset views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare. 

Day 05 : Tadapani – Chhomrung (2030m / 5hrs)
The trail drops down from Tadapani, through dense rhododendron forest. From Ghandrung there are good views of the upper Modi valley. The route starts the long ascent high above the west bank of the Modi Khola, and continues up to the village of Chhomrung. Towering above the village is the mighty peak of Annapurna South, with the Fishtail facing it across the valley. 

Day 06 : Chhomrung -Himalayan Hotel (2920m / 7hrs)
We walk through the forest to Kuldi Ghar, before the route goes steeply down a bank of rock and then levels out, running through riverside bamboo thickets along the base of the gorge. Then the track winds steeply up through deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Doban. We camp above Himalaya Hotel.

Day 07 : Himalaya–Machhapuchere Base camp (3720m / 4hrs)
The track remains on the West Bank of the Modi, now flowing through a more open valley, and eventually emerges into the Sanctuary. Straight-ahead is the high lateral moraine of the South Annapurna glacier and the Modi follows a deep cliff to the right. This is the site of Machhapuchhre base camp from which can be seen a spectacular panorama of mountains. We either camp here or continue northwest, staying above the glacial moraine.

Day 08 : Machhapuchhre - Annapurna base camp (4130m / 3hrs)
The route begins on a broad grassy path, before climbing over lateral moraine and down to the beautiful ablation valley. We soon reach the British Expedition Annapurna South Face Base Camp (4234m.) The best views are probably obtained from the crest of the moraine, which we follow until it is cut through by the glacier flowing down from Himal Chuli to the north.

Day 09 : Annapurna Base Camp- Bamboo (2300m / 7hrs)
Descend down after beautiful view of Annapurnas during the Sunrise and back down with good memories of trip along the Modi river path, which climbed going up.

Day 10 : Bamboo – Jhinuwa or Hot spring (1400m / 6hrs)
The trail passes the small village of Khuldi Gar, before continuing through rhododendron and bamboo fields to the Alpine-style village of Chhomrung. Stony steps climb steeply to Kabre Chautara and soon after we turn off for Landrung, leaving the Ghandrung path dropping away towards the Jhinuwa. 

Day 11 : Jhinuwa- Pothana (1900m / 7hrs)
After an easy descent to the Gurung village of Landrung, the trail crosses a pass before arriving at the tiny village of Dhampus, perched high on a ridge.

Day 12 : Pothana - Pokhara 2hrs walk & 1 hrs drive
It’s a short trek down to Phedi via Dhampus village with good views of mountains, where we meet the road and drive back to Pokhara with private transport.

Day 13 : Pokhara – Kathmandu drive or fly. (1300m / 6 hrs or ½ hrs)
After breakfast in the morning we say goodbye to Pokhara and head back to bustling Kathmandu by car or private bus (There is an option to fly).
Costs included during the trip:
  • Airport- Hotel- Airport pick up and transfer by private car
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu according to the itinerary package of related treks
  • Kathmandu sightseeing tour including all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
  • Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • One skilled, professional and friendly guide including his food, accommodation, salary, equipment and accidental insurance
  • Costs of food, accommodation, salary, equipment and accidental insurance of porters (One porter will be provided for 2 people during the trek)
  • Kathmandu- Pokhara and Pokhara- Kathmandu transport by tourist bus
  • Transport from Pokhara to the destination which marks the beginning of trekking, Transport back to Pokhara from the spot where trekking portion ends
  • Duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • Annapurna Conservation permit fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System ( please bring 2passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes and office service charge
Costs excluded during the trip:
  • Meals not included in costs included section
  • Travel insurance
  • International Airfare
  • Optional tours and activities during leisure
  • Nepal Entry Visa: One can easily obtain the Nepal entry visa after arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Remember to bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
  • Drinks (hot and cold), snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver ( tips though appreciated not mandatory)

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