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Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trip Briefing
The Annapurna Base Camp trek takes us into the heart of the Himalayas – the most coveted hiking destination in the entire world. The Himalayas span across India, Bhutan, Pakistan, Tibet and Nepal.
We’ll be exploring part of the Nepalese section of the Himalayas known as the Annapurna Region.
A chance to witness the beauty of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri and other impressive peaks, as well as quaint Gurung villages, rhododendron forests, relaxing hot springs, cascading waterfalls and exclusive sunrise and sunset viewpoints.
The trail runs through Machhapuchhre Base Camp before reaching Annapurna Base Camp, giving us the opportunity to visit two Base Camps in a single trek.
The Annapurna Base Camp trek is therefore the perfect choice for a Himalayan highlights hike.
all accommodation (hotels before and after, tea houses during)
highly experienced English-speaking guides
porters at an ethical ratio of 2:1
all permits and fees
all domestic transfers
10 days hiking Annapurna Region
Kathmandu sightseeing (Boudhanath – the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal, Pashupatinath – most popular Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva and Patan, Patan Durbar Square – the historical district of Kathmandu)
24/7 pre-trip group chat and gear help
full kit list and rental options
Chris personally accompanying the expedition, from the airport all the way to ABC!
*Note – food is not included. International flights and visas are not included. A single-room supplement can be added to the hotel stays for an additional $180.
2024 Expedition Dates
October 23 – November 5
Total trip price: $2125 USD
A $500 deposit is required to confirm your place, with final payment due 3 months prior to departure.
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Day-to-Day Itinerary for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Marshyangdi.
You will be greeted by a panoramic view of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below as you fly into Kathmandu. Chris will be waiting at the airport to meet you.
Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu (Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Patan Durbar Square)
Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal. It presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and
Western influence. There will be a guided tour to UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Boudhanath – the
largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal, Pashupatinath – the most popular Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva and Patan
or Lalitpur (the City of Artisans), and Patan Durbar Square, which is the historic area of Kathmandu.
Drive to Pokhara and transfer to Begnas. Overnight at Annapurna Royal Camp.
A total distance of 210 km between Kathmandu and Pokhara along the snaky highway. You will take Tribhuvan Highway from
Kathmandu to Naubise and then continue the journey straight on the Prithvi Highway to Pokhara. There are beautiful rivers and rice-terraced hills as we road trip our way closer to the Annapurna Region. We’ll be spending the night at the Annapurna Royal Camp, a luxury hilltop glamping site, overlooking the lake.
Drive to Nayapul – approx. 2 hrs, and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m) – approx. 3/4 hrs.
After breakfast, we will set off to Nayapul through the beautiful green hills of the Annapurna region. In about 2 hours
we will reach Nayapul, the starting point of our trek. The trail starts with an easy down and flat walk before
starting the gentle climb to Tikhedhunga, a small village and first-night stopover of many treks in the region.
Trek to Ghorepani (2860m) – approx 6/7 hrs.
After breakfast, we begin trekking to Ghorepani. After crossing the Modi River with a suspension bridge, we will ascend the steep section to reach Ulleri Village (2080m).
Continuing through the Rhododendron forests, we will reach our destination for the day – Ghorepani
Village. The village is one of the biggest of the whole trek and offers you beautiful views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Mt. Fishtail,
Dhaulagiri range etc.
Excursion to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2590m) – approx 6/7 hrs.
An early-morning excursion up to Poon Hill (3210m) for an amazingly brilliant sunrise and
panoramic view of the high Himalayas. It takes about 45 minutes to walk the 400ms up to the viewpoint.
We’ll head back down for breakfast before trekking to Tadapani (2540m), a mountain village offering a great view of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre.
Trek to Sinuwa (2300m) – 6/7 hrs.
Leaving Tadapani, the trail descends through the forest. After walking down for about 45 minutes the trail goes very steep downhill through the terraced field to KimrungKhola, and across the suspension bridge towards Gurjung. The trail ascends up after Gurjung village for 45 minutes, then a straight walk to Sinwa at the elevation of 2170m.
Trek to Himalaya (2900m) – approx. 5/6 hrs.
Today, the trail continues gently up to the ridge until reaching through a number of different campsites. One of which we’ll stop at for lunch, before we head onwards to Himalaya camp.
Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) – approx. 5/6 hrs.
We will start the day with a pleasant hike, making our way through streams and falls until a steep ascent
to Hinku and a further small but steep hike to Deurali. Immediately after Deurali, the damp trees of lush green
forest change into drier grass land.
The trail is more relaxed from here onwards but undergoes one of the most adventurous sections being it prone to avalanches. The views of distant Machhapuchhre become more dominant and we get the first glimpse of majestic Annapurna. On this day we will likely start to feel the effect of altitude.
Early morning to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) – approx. 3/4hrs and back to MBC, Continue
trek to Bamboo (2345m) – approx. 4/5 hrs.
Early in the morning, we move towards Annapurna Base Camp from where we will have one of the best 360
degree views of the mountains at close quarters. With the glimpse of sunrise over Mt Annapurna I, Annapurna
South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre. This is a special moment and one that will last forever. We then retrace the journey back to Bamboo.
Trek to Jhinudanda (1780 m) – approx. 5 hrs.
After breakfast, the trail goes right down to Chomorong. Then the path steeply descends to JhinuDanda. Jhinu
danda is a beautiful hilltop popular for its natural hot spring, where we can relax in the hot water
enjoying the view of nearby Modi River.
Trek to Nayapul – approx. 3/4 hrs and drive back to Pokhara (approx 1.5 hrs), Evening at Lake
After breakfast, we will trek to Nayapul via Birethanti. It takes about 3/4 hours walk to Nayapul then we will
drive to Pokhara by private car or van. In the evening, you are free to relax and enjoy Pokhara.
Fly back to Kathmandu
Today we fly back to Kathmandu. During the 25mins flight, you will get the mesmerizing view of Mt.
Annapurna and Manaslu. We’ll transfer back to our original hotel and spend the rest of the day enjoying Kathmandu.
Depart Kathmandu… or stay on longer and keep exploring!