The stunning Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you to a Himalayan sanctuary surrounded by pristine peaks, some of which rise to heights of over 8,000 meters. The trip takes you through rhododendron forests, traditional Nepali towns, and ever-higher panoramas in the magnificent Annapurna mountain range.
The trek to Annapurna Base Camp, we set off from Nayapul on foot to Ghorepani. The following morning, we rise early to see the sunrise at Poon Hill. From there, we get a magnificent vista of the Himalayas, including the peaks of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Fishtail (6,993m), and the three-peak Nilgiri range. The trail forks at Tadapani, and we choose the base camp route. We keep going through charming towns like Chhomrong, which are tucked away among the magnificent mountain ranges.
The Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Base Camp Journey leads to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, which is the final destination of the trek. We see the sunrise the following morning. You will always remember that moment when the sun casts a golden glow over the summits of the snow-capped peaks. We hike down, stop to enjoy Jhinu Danda’s hot springs, hike to Nayapul, and then drive to Pokhara. You can alter the itinerary to suit your requirements and preferences.
The duration of ABC Trek
The entire Annapurna Base Camp Trek is 120 kilometers long. On average, we have 7 to 10 kilometres of labor each day. We travel this journey every day for between four and six hours. Since we are hiking a mountain, the trail goes uphill and downhill every day. Except for Ulleri, there isn’t a really steep slope. Even this stroll is enjoyable because it passes through lovely towns and a dense rhododendron woodland. The group’s leader will design a flawless strategy for how to cover this distance each day, so we won’t become weary of working together. Along with tea and snacks, we walk 7 to 10 kilometers every day. It will therefore be lovely and memorable.
The ABC’s degree of difficulty
Trek to Annapurna Base Camp Before visiting Annapurna Base Camp, the question of difficulty is frequently brought up. In comparison to other treks in Nepal like the Everest Base Camp Trek and Manaslu Trek, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is not as challenging. But that depends on your age and level of experience. Because we don’t travel higher than 5,000 meters, beginners find this walk to be ideal. But occasionally, even reaching Annapurna Base Camp will be challenging for older hikers and those with extremely poor stamina. Simply said, we must labor an average of 4 to 7 hours per day. We also have the opportunity to stop for tea, a few snacks, and lunch in between. So, to sum it up, trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is neither challenging nor simple.
On the first day, our members will be there to receive you from the airport. He/she will drop you off at the hotel with all your luggage.
Today, a bus staff will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Pokhara. On the Prithvi Highway, which passes through the deep gorges of the Trishuli River, you travel west. Then you will drive via Muglin, a town that acts as a junction between Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan where the Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers meet.
The Marsyangdi River will follow you as you go along side by side. You will be met by stunning views of the Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh, and Lamjung Himals throughout this stretch of the road. Depending on traffic, the trip from Kathmandu to Pokhara will take between 6–7 hours.
We will go from Pokhara to Nayapul after breakfast (approx. an hour). The beginning of the hike to Tikhedhunga is the little settlement of Nayapul, which is located on the banks of the Modi Khola. The journey starts with a quick 15-minute descent that follows the Modi River. After more than 15 minutes of traveling through a rhododendron forest, we will eventually reach Birethanti (1,015m), a small community with a lot of businesses and teahouses.
We continue on the route that follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola and steadily ascends the side of the valley to Hille after presenting our TIMS and trekking permit at the ACAP check-post there (1,495m). After a quick and easy ascent, we arrived in Tikhedhunga (1,540m). We'll need five to six hours to finish the hike today. The journey we take today might be thought of as a warm-up for impending adventures since it serves as a prologue to our hiking experience in the Annapurna region.
We begin the challenging portion of our journey with a steep 2-hour hike that takes us to Ulleri (2,070m). From here, the trail slowly climbs through a lush rhododendron and oak forest to the Magar town of Bhantanti (2,250m).
While traveling (6,441m), beautiful views of Annapurna South Mountain (7,219m), Machhapuchhre Mountain (6,997m), and Hiunchuli Mountain may be seen.Then we go to Nangethanti after crossing a brook (2,460m).
Following an hour-long hike from there, we reach Ghorepani (2,860m), where we are treated to stunning views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, and other peaks.
After breakfast, the trek continues to Tadapani.
The visitors who have already visited there praised Poonhill for having the best sunrise vista and a stunning mountain range panorama. This vantage point offers an excellent view of the sunrise and its colors, including the golden orange line that emerges from complete darkness to create a mixture of pink and blue in the sky over the Annapurna II Mountain (7,937m), Nilgiri Mountain (6,940m), Annapurna I Mountain (8,091m), Annapurna South Mountain (7291m), Annapurna III Mountain (7,855m), Annapurna IV Mountain (7,525m), Early in the morning, we begin an hour-long walk to Poonhill in order to witness this wonderful spectacle. We will then head back to Ghorepani while carrying those breathtaking views in our hearts.
After that, it takes us about 5–6 hours to descend the trail to Tadapani (2,630m), where we may admire stunning views of mountains like Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, and many more.
Trekking from Tadapani to Ghandruk covers 6.5 kilometers (four miles). On foot, it takes between three and four hours on foot to get from Tadapani to Ghandruk on a flat, downhill trail. Ghandruk settlement is located at an altitude of 1940 meters above sea level.
The trekking distance from Ghandruk to Chhomrong is 9.8 kilometers (6 miles). The village of Ghandruk is located at a height of 1940 meters above sea level.
Via Kimrong danda, it takes 5 to 6 hours to go to Chhomrong. This will give you both peace of mind and a pleasant view of the surrounding area.
The journey today will take a little longer. The track ascends through bamboo, oak, and rhododendron forests after we follow it down to Chomrong Khola on a steep stone slope. From the trails, you can observe the snow caps of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna. The trail continues through Khuldigar Village, drops to the Bamboo Lodge settlements, and then climbs again to Himalaya (2,890 m/9,425 ft).
We will descend from the Himalaya by way of the Modi Khola Glacier Valley, passing other forests along the way. Before arriving at the entrance to the Annapurna Sanctuary, which ultimately leads us to ABC, we will also pass a massive overhanging rock known as Hinku Cave and the Deurali Lodges.
We'll be walking close to the Annapurna glaciers all day long. Machhapuchhre Base Camp provides us with a breathtaking panoramic view of the nearby mountains as we travel. However, we keep heading northwest till we reach ABC.
Hiunchuli, Annapurna South to Annapurna I (8,097m/26,566ft), Khangsar Kang, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchhare are all visible from ABC.
A number of massive mountains, including the Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I–IV), Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, Paungda Danda, and a number of other peaks with elevations between 6000 and 8000m, are within striking distance of you during today's trip. The sheer magnificence of the surrounding snow-capped mountains may make this the day that you will never forget in your entire life. The Base Camp will be our home for the evening.
After breakfast, trek back down to Bambo.
Now that we have left our mark on ABC, it is time to descend.We'll choose a path that takes us away from the Annapurna Sanctuary and the Modi River Valley. We will eventually arrive at Bamboo, our day's destination and a tranquil rest stop (2,350m/7,700 feet).
The path descends till it meets a stream, then levels out and goes back up to the terraced fields before continuing along the river through the jungle.
We spent the entire day today admiring the lovely terraced fields between the communities.
We have arrived at the last day of our trek. As we depart Landruk, we turn right onto a simple dirt road that runs alongside Modi Khola. The stroll along this portion of the route is the most leisurely of the entire journey. We will hike for around three hours before arriving at Siwa/Ghandruk Phedi, where we will say farewell to the trails and begin the scenic journey to Pokhara. Pokhara will be where we spend the night.
We board a tourist bus in the early hours of the morning and travel from Pokhara to Kathmandu. The Marsyangdi River and Trishuli River are followed in order during the 200 km journey, offering spectacular views of the surrounding landscape and terraced farmlands. We finally reach Kathmandu, where the tour began, after the bus makes one more ascent. Your adventure comes to an end, and we hope that it was enjoyable and left you with lasting memories.
Today we take a flight to Kathmandu. You can choose to stretch your trip by adding a second day in Pokhara (a lovely city to unwind in after a strenuous trek), a jungle safari in Chitwan, a rafting adventure, bunjee jumping, kayaking, canoeing, a shopping tour of the Kathmandu Valley, a sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur and Patan, a scenic Everest flight, bike riding, and other activities.