Known to the whole world as one the most popular trekking routes in Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp trek comes as the second most visited packages just behind Everest Base Camp Trek. As the name suggests, this trek takes us through to the ABC and on bonus, we will also set foot at the Machhapuchhre Base Camp.
As the commonplace of the Annapurna Region Trekking, the trek to the foothill of the tenth highest peak also starts off with a long drive to the Cherrapunji of Nepal. Enjoy a boat trip at the Fewa Lake during the evening and drive towards Nayapul the next day. From here, it’s 3000 stone steps uphill to the Magar Village of Ulleri. Ghorepani is not too far from here! Similarly, the next day brings an early hike to the 3210 meters tall Poonhill which offers one of the best views of the Annapurna Region. Tadapani comes as the next destination on our trip and from there, it’s a downhill walk through the rhododendron, oak, and pine forests to Chhomrong. Conversely, for Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, the hike takes us to Ghandruk instead of Chhomrong.
Was the climbing of Ulleri an easy task? Well, now you’ll have to descent along the 2500 stone steps to Chhomrong Khola. And, you thought climbing up was hard? Pass a suspension bridge to hike uphill to Sinuwa and then across the forest to reach Bamboo followed by Dovan. Now comes the day, we’ve all been waiting for. Today, we hike up first to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp and then to the 4130 meters Annapurna Base Camp. Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Gandarvachuli, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I and II look magnificent from here. It’s time to get back down so, first we plummet towards MBC and then to Bamboo. Our next destination is the Jhinudanda which is famous for its hot springs. A trip further from here to Pokhara ends the trek for us.
Are you ready to experience the true beauty of the Annapurna Region?
Annapurna Base Camp (4130 meters)
Hot Springs of Jhinudanda
Rhododendron, Oak, and Pine Forest
Kali Gandaki, the deepest gorge in the country
Gurung Culture, Tradition, and Lifestyle
Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, and Other Annapurna Peaks
- All Ground Transportations
- Three Daily Meals During the Trek
- Twin Sharing Lodge for Accommodation during the Trek
- One guide and a porter (1:2 ratio) and their food, accommodation, equipment
- Trekking Map and Trip Achievement Certificate
- First Aid
- TIMS and ACAP
- Government Taxes and Office Service Charge
- Water, Soft Drinks, and Other Liquid Beverages
- Meals Besides Meals Inclusion
- Snacks and Other Personal Expenses
- Personal Trekking Equipment
- Hot Showers except
- Tips to Trekking Staff and Others
- Personal Travel Insurance
- International Airfare
- Nepal Entry Visa
Arrival in Kathmandu (1440 meters)
Set foot at the Tribhuvan International Airport where our representative will transfer you to your hotel. Settle in and freshen up prior to meeting up with the guide and discussing about the upcoming trek. And, don’t forget to try out your first ever typical Nepali cuisine.
Drive to Pokhara (1400 meters)
200 kilometers long stretch covered in 7 hours! Though long, the drive from the capital city of the country, Kathmandu to the city of eight lakes, Pokhara along the Prithvi Highway is more than enough to shower you with a dramatic scenery comprising of rivers, valleys, rocky gorges, and more. Check in at the hotel and boat at the Fewa Lake with serene Annapurna Range and Machhapuchhre peak’s reflections on the water.
Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Ulleri (2080 meters)
Wake up to the peaceful sunrise at Pokhara and following breakfast, drive towards the Nayapul. A 15 minutes’ walk along the Modi Khola prior to crossing a suspension bridge sees our arrival at Birenthanti. Take the gravelly road uphill through the villages of Matathanti and Lamdawali north of Bhurungdi Khola to get to Hille and then to Tikhedhunga. Cross another suspension bridge to now ascend along the 3300 stone slabs to the Magar Village of Ulleri. Enjoy views of the Annapurna South and Hiuchuli peaks.
Trek to Ghorepani (2750 meters)
Walk through the pastures and cultivated fields before crossing two small streams to arrive at Nangethanti. A short climb up from there will see our entrance at the Ghorepani village. This place stayed as a resting place for traders and as they found water (pani) for their horses (ghore/ghode) here, this place was thus, called, Ghorepani. This village sits as a resting place for trekkers opting for the Annapurna Base Camp and many other treks in the region.
Hike to Poonhill (3210 meters) and Trek to Tadapani (2610 meters)
Be an early bird and hike up the hill towards the famous viewpoint of Poonhill at 3210 meters. Delight in the panorama of Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, and such other peaks. Parade back to Ghorepani and then again walk up to the village of Deurali. Descend through rhododendron and pine forest from here along the stone slabs to arrive at Banthanti. Across the river and uphill climb makes way for Tadapani.
Trek to Chhomrong (2170 meters)
While the short Ghorepani Poonhill Trek continues towards Ghandruk, the ABC trek sees us at Chhomrong. A steep downhill walk above the stone slabs and through the pine, oak, and rhododendron forest will see our arrival at the Gurung settlement Chhomrong. Enjoys a trip to the Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre peaks.
Trek to Sinuwa (2350 meters)
Climbing up stone steps is somewhat easy but getting down from such is a tiring hike. Today is an exhausting day as we head towards the Sinuwa village following a drop downhill along the 2500 steps towards Chhomrong Khola.
Trek to Dovan (2600 meters)
Parade past a forest of rhododendron and pine to arrive at Kuldahar. A descent ensures our arrival at Bamboo. Following an easy hike, out trek takes us to Dovan.
Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 meters)
March towards Deurali prior to walking up a river bed over a steep trail to enter the Annapurna Sanctuary and then to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Walk across the glacier to the 4130 meters tall Annapurna Base Camp. Delight in the views of Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, Gandarvachuli, and Annapurna I and II.
Trek to Bamboo (2310 meters)
Wake up early to enjoy the unwavering views of the snowcapped peaks at the foothill of the tenth tallest peak in the world. Plummet towards the MBC and then to Deurali. As easy walk to Dovan will follow another short walk to Bamboo.
Trek to Jhinudanda (1780 meters)
Ascend towards Kuldahar and then plunge towards the Chhomrong Khola. Cross the suspension bridge and then up the stone steps to again drop downhill towards Jhinu Danda. While here, take in the views and don’t forget to dip into the hot springs.
Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara (1400 meters)
An easy hike downhill takes us to Birenthanti and then another downhill hike along the stone slabs make way for Nayapul. From here, it’s an hour’s drive to the Cherapunji of Nepal.
Drive back to Kathmandu (1440 meters)
Get the last look at the Annapurna Mountain Range and bid farewell to them! Early drive along the Trishuli River will see us back at the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu.
This day marks the official end of your trek! If you have plans to stay and explore Nepal more, we can arrange scenic tailor-made trips for you. However, for those of you having to travel back, we will arrange your travel to the airport and wish you a happy journey ahead.