16 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a moderate nature trek that starts at Phedi, a short drive of about 45 minutes from Pokhara, which takes you to the foot [Base Camp, 4130m] of Mt. Annapurna, one of the most magnificent peaks in the world. The trail takes you through fascinating traditional villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung, Magar, and Thakali who will greet you very warmly if you cared to stop for a conversation. The hike continues through dense rhododendron forest with towering snowy peaks in the background.

The return walk is even more interesting as the trek winds around different ridges towards Ghorepani, where you witness breathtaking views of an early morning sunrise where a red halo seeps through glistening gaps over the snow capped peaks of the Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Mountains. The sceneries seen throughout this trek grace the landscape of the Himalayas where imagination defines the beauty of nature as an experience that can never be forgotten.

Itinerary Highlights
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu:
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara:
Day 04: Drive to Phedi, trek to Dhampus [1700m]
Day 05: Trek to Landrung [1550m]
Day 06: Trek to Chomrong [2100m]
Day 07: Trek to Himalaya Hotel [2850m]
Day 08: Rest day:
Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchhare Base Camp [3700m]
Day 10: Trek to Annapurna South Base Camp [4130m]
Day 11: Trek to Chomrong [2100m]
Day 12: Trek to Ghandruk [1940m]
Day 13: Trek to Ghorepani [2880m]
Day 14: Trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara:
Day 15: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu:
Day 16: Depart Kathmandu


Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu:

Meet, assist upon arrival in Kathmandu airport by our representative and escort to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

AM: Proceed for sightseeing tour to Kathmandu city visiting, the ancient palace square also known as the Durbar Square where you will witness the ancient palaces and the temples, Kasthmandap temple made out of a single tree during ancient age, temple of the living goddesses the Kumari, etc. Later, proceed towards Swoyambhunath stupa, one of the Buddhist shrine and also known as the monkey temple situated on the hillock towards the west of Kathmandu and overlooking the Kathmandu valley. Unlike other stupas, this stupa has got a spiral shape which has typical significance.

PM: Proceed on to another city of the valley called Patan city which is also known as the city of fine arts where one can witness splendid artifacts of the medieval period. Afterwards, drive back to the Hotel and rest of the evening will be at leisure
Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.


Day 03: Fly to Pokhara:

After Having breakfast, transfer to the domestic airport to connect the flight to Pokhara. It takes about 30 minutes to fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara. While flying to Pokhara, you can enjoy the scenic beauty of shimmering mountain ranges and spectacular landscapes. You will be met at Pokhara airport by your trekking crew and you will be transferred to Hotel.

Rest of the day will remain at leisure to browse around.
Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.


Day 04: Drive to Phedi, trek to Dhampus -1700m

In Pokhara, transfer to Phedi. From there onward begins your trekking in Annapurna mountain range. As you climb uphill, you will bask in the splendor of nature and your trails become more adventurous. Finally, after walking for 3 hours, you encounter several roadside teashops and at last your trail leads to the Gurung village of Dhampus. Here concludes your trip of the day.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 05: Trek to Landrung-1550m

Your path narrows as it skirts round a ridge snout. On proceeding further, you pass through Pothana and reach Deorali. At this point, you find yourself high up on the East side of the Modi Khola cascading down the Annapurna Circuit Sanctuary surrounded by complete ambience of nature. Continue with your trekking for four hours until you reach picturesque Gurung settlement of Landrung. Spectacular views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli instill more zest and excitement into your adventure spirit.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 06: Trek to Chomrong-2100m

From Landrung, you march along the mountain path of stone steps, pass through a hamlet, cross a suspension bridge and then you come across dense forest of bamboo. Finding yourself in complete isolation amidst the serenity of nature can be quite an experience. Your trek does not stop here. After trekking for a while, you approach teahouses at Jhinu where you can rest and enjoy a drink or snacks. Thereafter, you resume your trek to the north, descending Daaulu and after having walked for five hours you will find yourself at Chomrong. From Chomrong you can have prominent and mesmerizing view of Machhapuchhare.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 07: Trek to Himalaya Hotel -2850m

Crossing Chomrong Khola, you continue trekking along steep stone steps. On your trails, you bypass rhododendron-covered ridge path, mountainous terrains and forests of bamboo. As you savor awe-inspiring views of Annapurna mountain ranges and Machhapuchhare, you gather more energy and enthusiasm to explore further. During your five-hour walking, you cross Modi Khola, pass through Khuldigar, Bamboo and Dovan and finally reach Himalaya Hotel where you wrap up your trip for the day.
Overnight at Tea house.

Day 08: Rest day:

You spend your entire day taking complete rest, planning for forthcoming trips and getting accustomed to your trekking destinations.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchhare Base Camp-3700m

Your next destination is to reach Machhapuchhare base camp.
You ascend and descend as your route opens up new trails. On climbing steeply for a while, you approach Hinku Cave. This course follows zigzag paths of stones. After walking for 3 to 4 hours, you enter the Annapurna circuit Sanctuary, a huge amphitheater enclosed by a solid wall of snow-capped peaks which include Annapurna I, II, III and IV and the fish tail spire of Machhapuchhare. Several lodges and Annapurna inns are spotted at Deorali and Bagar. Finally, you will find yourself at Machhapuchhare Base Camp, a grassy moraine platform.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna South Base Camp-4130m

On hiking the Annapurna circuit trail for 2 hours, you descend a small ridge branching out from the mountain pass to mountainside with widespread terraced fields showcasing tranquil meadows and lush fertile farming land. As you reach Annapurna South Base Camp, witness awesome picturesque landscapes, majestic panoramic view of snow-capped mountainous peaks and varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna massif. Thereafter, you head back down to Himalaya Hotel.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 11: Trek to Chomrong -2100m

As you continue climbing along the forested ridge residing in the vicinity of chains of cloud-snaring hills, a grass-covered slope opens up leading to a course descending across a rock-strewn area to the riverbed of Kali Gandaki. Kali Gandaki is the world’s deepest river gorge of great bio-geographical significance regarded as demarcating Eastern and Western avifauna. The trail up the Modi Khola passes through dense forests of rhododendron and bamboo across Annapurna mountain range. After trekking for 5 hours, you reach Chomrong. From Chomrong you can have prominent and mesmerizing view of Machhapuchhare. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 12: Trek to Ghandruk-1940m

From Chomrong, we take an alternative route back to Pokhara, via Ghorepani. As you skirt through flatland, forests and terraced fields, a suspension bridge comes your way. On crossing this suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, you enter beautiful village of Ghandruk after walking for 3 to 4 hours. You get to witness unique culture, tradition and custom of Gurung community. Ghandruk offers excellent views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 13: Trek to Ghorepani -2880m

From Ghandruk, you proceed further along steep trails. Nature spreads exotic sight of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, lush vegetation and rich plant life before you. You climb through rhododendron forest to Deorali [3100m] and reach a hamlet and cultivated fields. Continue walking for 7 – 8 hours and finally you will find yourself in Ghorepani.
Overnight at Tea House.

Day 14: Trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara:

After savoring the mesmerizing sight of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and other Himalayan giants from the popular vantage point of Poon Hill [3195m], you leave Ghorepani and march ahead for Nayapul. You further descend towards Birethanti. Birethanti lies stretched beside the Modi River and has resourceful town. On your trails of stone steps, you pass through dense forest and a small village of Ulleri. From Ulleri, a very steep section [with 3767 steps!] leads down to Hille on the Bhurungdi Khola. Forty minutes beyond Birethanti, you come to the main road from where drive to drive to Pokhara.
Overnight at The hotel in Pokhara.

Day 15: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu:

Free till departure and later, transfer to the airport in Pokhara to connect the flight to Kathmandu. Receive upon arrival in Kathmandu by our representative and escort to hotel.
Rest of the day will remain at leisure to browse around the area.
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 16: Depart Kathmandu

Free till departure and later, transfer to the International airport to connect the flight to onward destination.
  • Kathmandu to Beshisahar (Trek starting point by private car).
  • 12 days Tea House trek to Annapurna Base Camp , as specified in the above itinerary on full board
    basis (includes breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Sherpa guide and Sherpa porters for the Trek portion.
  • All the surface transfers in the above itinerary with private vehicle.
  • Equipments, clothings for porter.
  • Prevailing government taxes, ACAP fee, Tims card fee.
  • Any international airfares, Airport tax, Visa fees etc.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages, telephone & laundry bills, camera fees etc.
  • Insurances of any kind and any extra cost arises during the trip due to the natural calamities, political disorder or due to any reason which is beyond the control of Adventure G.Nepal.
  • Any other services which is not specified in the COST INCLUDES section above.

Please note: Any change in program, no. of pax, exchange rate, fuel surcharge, govt. taxes (currently 13% VAT + 10% service charge are applied) and inflation will change the quotation accordingly.

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