Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the most poular intensely short scenic trek in Annapurna Conservation area. This trek takes you to the heart of the Annapurna Range where you have 360 degree view of Magnificient mountain of Annapura Range. The trek starts from Pokhara and the maximum elevation point is 4100 metre at Annapurna Base camp. The trails ascend and descends Providing you with the improving views of the Mountains as you move ahead. The panaromic views of Hinchuli peak, Annapurna I, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapurcha can be Captured. In the trekking trail you will mostly pass through Gurung and Thakali Settlements.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport. Transfer to Hotel and Evening welcom Dinner.
After arrival and customs clearance in kathmandu airport. You’ll be met by the Plan Nepal tour representative at airport terminal. we would offer you a warm Nepalese welcome and transferred to Hotel. In evening there will be welcome dinner hosted by Plan Nepal tour. we offer you a welcome dinner in one of the finest cultural restaurant in nepal which will introduce you to the country’s food. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara
Early in the morning breakfast at Hotel. Drive to Pokhara (about 6 hrs). One gets to view good scenery along the drive. Lunch will be served at the Local restaurant on the way to Pokhara. Finally arrive at the most beautiful city of Mountains and lakes. Pokhara is Nepal’s most beautiful natural valley, which is also the most popular tourist destination.The Annapurna, Machhapuchere (Fishtail) and uncountable Mountains always stand high welcoming every visitor with a smile.
Day 03: Drive to Phedi, and trek to Tolka 1810m
After breakfast at the Hotel we head for our 11 days/ 10 nights trekking of the Base camp. We start our trek by driving a short distance to Phedi. We climb steeply to the ridge at Dhampus at 1750m. passing through a rhododendron forest we move forward to the village of Pothana, from here we reach to the small settlement of Deurali. Making a steep descent on forested slopes and then into a side canyon of the Modi Khola, passing through the settlement of Bheri Kharka, we then climb gently and emerge into the main Modi Khola valley, and finally reach to Tolka at 1810m. Overnight stay at Tolka.
Day 04: Tolka – Chhromrong (2210m)
To continue with our trek after breakfast we start moving ahead from Tolka. We from Tolka move to Landruk, a Gurung village. Ten minutes below the Landruk village, the trail to the sanctuary leads away to the right which shows the sign pointing the way north to Chhomrong. We cross the river at Shiuli at 1340m before climbing the Jhinu Danda at 1750m. We reach Taglung at 2180m. After a short distance from Taglung, the trail rounds a bend and enters the upper part of Chhomrong, a gurung village, where we spend the night. Chhromrong is a large village that is spread along a huge stone staircase, which drops to the Chhromrong Khola. Overnight stay at Chromrong.
Day 05: Chhromrong – Bamboo Lodge (2340m)
Leaving Chhomrong the trail descends to cross the Chhomrong Khola on a suspension bridge, then climbs high above the Modi Khola on it’s west bank. The trail then ascends through the villages of Tilche and Sinuwa and finally reaches Kuldi at 2350m. From here the trail descends a long, steep stone staircase into bamboo and rhododendron forests and eventually we reach the small settlement of Bamboo Lodge at 2340m. Overnight stay at Bamboo Lodge.
Day 06: Bamboo Lodge – Himalayan Hotel (2900m)
The trail continues along the west bank of the Modi Khola valley through dense bamboo forest, occasionally dropping to cross tributary streams, but ascending continuously, and reaches the settlement of Doban at 2630m where there are several good lodges. The trail then continues high above the river to our resting place for the night, the small settlement of tea-houses known as Himalayan Hotel at 2900m. Overnight stay at Himalayan Hotel.
Day 07: Himalayan Hotel – Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3720m)
From here it is an hour’s walk to Hinko Cave at 3160m, and a further half an hour to Deurali at 3230m. Above Deurali the valley widens and becomes less steep. Reaching Deurali brings a feeling to us that we are near to our destination. We can now see the ‘gates’ to the Sanctuary. The trail continues into the Sanctuary to meet the Modi Khola and follows the river to Bagar, a meadow at 3310m. From Bagar we continue to trek upwards and reach the area known as Machhapuchhre Base Camp at 3720m. This is a collection of tea-houses spread over a large area. From here the mountain views are fantastic and include Annapurna (8091m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7454m) and Machhapuchhre . Overnight stay at Machhapuchhre Base Camp.
Day 08: Machhapuchhre Base Camp – Annapurna Base Camp (4095m)
After breakfast we start early and make the 2 hours trek to Annapurna Base Camp at 4095m, crossing four hotels on a knoll at 4130m. The trail continues upwards, on a good path, to the south of the moraine This is the highlight of the trip and affords us marvelous close up views of the mountains that make up this incredible natural amphitheatre. On arrival at ABC we get a superb view of the near vertical south face of Annapurna that towers above the Sanctuary to the north-west, which was climbed in 1970 by Don Whillans and Dougal Haston on an expedition led by Chris Bonington. We arrive at ABC mid-morning which allows ample time to explore the surrounding area and take some stunning photographs. Overnight stay at Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 09: Annapurna Base Camp – Doban
From the Sanctuary we initially retrace our steps, and descend to Deurali, through Himalayan Hotel, and eventually to Doban where we spend the night. We cover the ground a lot quicker on the way down taking advantage of our acclimatization and the reducing altitude. Overnight stay at Doban.
Day 10: Doban – Chhromrong
From Doban we continue back down the trail, through Bamboo Lodge, and to Chhromrong where we spend the night. This is a short day and allows us to spend some time relaxing in this fascinating village which has some of the best mountain views in the world. Overnight stay at Chhromrong.
Day 11: Chhromrong – Ghandruk
Today we stop retracing our steps and trek to the Gurung village of Ghandruk. We initially walk west on the trail that leads to Ghorapani, but then descend to the village of Khumnu. We cross the Khumnu Khola and then ascend steeply to a collection of tea-houses at Uri at 2220m. From here we can see Ghandruk ahead, and it is a gentle walk to this amazing Gurung settlement at 1970m. Ghandruk is a maze of narrow alleyways but is an ideal place to spend an afternoon wandering the streets enjoying the local food or learning about the local handicrafts. Overnight stay at Ghandruk.
Day 12: Ghandruk -Birethanti
From Ghandruk it is a long descent to the settlement of Shauli Bazaar at 1140m, but we are now down to the Modi Khola and from here it is an easy and pleasant walk along the river bank to Birethanti at 1065m, where we spend our final night on the trek. Birethanti is a beautiful village situated in a fantastic spot on the Modi Khola river. This is a busy village with many trekkers starting and finishing their treks here, and there are many tea-houses and shops. Overnight stay at Birethanti.
Day 13: Birethanti – Naya Pul.
Drive back to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara. Our last day of the trail. We walk short distance to the road head at Naya Pul, where we are picked up by our transport and driven back to Pokhara. The journey by road takes approx. 2 hours and we arrive back in Pokhara by early afternoon, on time to refresh ourselves in the hotel before spending a night in Pokhara. Dinner and overnight stay in Pokhara.
Day 14: Fly or drive back to Kathmandu. Free time on your own.
After an early breakfast at Pokhara fly or drive back to Kathmandu. we can help you with shopping or to stroll at thamel street. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate successful completion of our Annapurna Base Camp Trekking tour. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 15: Departure To Airport.
We will exchange our good-byes and now you will be leaving Nepal with all the good memories and unforgettable Experience. We know and hope that you will always remember this Annapurna Base Camp teahouse trekking and after return home tell stories of your amazing experiences in Nepal with Plan Nepal. we will provide a ride to International airport for final depature as per your flight schedule.
we provide you with a list of the required trekking equipment for your trek in nepal, as well as clothing you need to bring to bring in the days. While trekking during the day at lower altitudes, lightweight trekking trousers and T-shirts are recommended, it’s always a good idea to carry a waterproof jacket and some dry warmer clothing with you. For the cold nights, thermal, a warm jacket and a down jacket will help to keep you warm.
We can find variety of these gears to hire or buy in Kathmandu. Majority of the gears are also provided by Plan Nepal Tours and the gear which are in sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured or imported from China. Very high quality branded gears can also be bought in some stores in Kathmandu. We can guide you if you wish. This list should be considered as an essential summary and, it might be incomplete.
1. Trekking Equipment
- 3-4 season sleeping bag (Optional. we can provide if you do not have your own and it is to be returned after the trek ).
- Duffel or main bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters on whole trekking duration.
- Daypack for yourself to carry water bottles, camera, lunch & extra clothing
- Water bottles with a wide mouth
- A pair adjustable trekking poles
- Light weight Running shoes or sandals-to used in lodge or camp (optional)
- A pair light to medium weight water proof hiking or trekking boots if walking through deep snow or on wet ground.
- Woolen Socks-heavy weight to be worn over the liner socks
- High quality sunglasses with 100% UV protectionDust mask
- Casual wears before after the trek
- Good quality mittens or gloves
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
- Light weight thermal tops.
2. Medicines and First Aid Kits
- Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
- Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
- Diamox or Acetylzolamide as Anti-altitude sickness pills
- 1 set of earplugs (optional)
- Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
- Diamox 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness.
- Cough and/or cold medicine
3. Miscellaneous but Important
- Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
- Separate photocopies of passport for visa.
- Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
- Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines.
- Lip balm. SPF 20, 2 sticks is recommended.
- Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
- Reading & writing materials, ipod and cards
- Insurance certificate copy
- Pocket knife.
- Water purification Iodine tablets
- Toiletries bag for toilet paper, soap, saving items, tooth paste & toothbrush etc