Annapurna Base Camp Trek, one of best trekking package in Nepal, offers a great introduction to remote Nepal and gigantic Himalayan peaks. This trek is the perfect amalgamation of wonderful mountain vistas and amazing alpine sceneries with fascinating cultural diversity.
If Langtang region represents Nepal’s spirit and Everest is heart, Annapurna is country’s insatiable appetite. Annapurna trekking is among those few treks in Nepal that combines such a diverse landscapes and brings you so close to the base of 7,000+ and 8,000+ ice giants in such short time period. This trek is a great opportunity to unwind amidst of snowy peak without having altitude problems. Staying at local teahouse during the trail allows us to interact with locals and immerse deep into local culture and tradition. Magar and Gurung are two major inhabitant of the region and they are famous as soldiers in British Army as Gurkhas Battalion.
Annapurna Region is located in the northern-central region of Nepal and is bordered by the Kali Gandaki Gorge to the west, the Pokhara Valley to the south, and the Marshyangdi River to the north and east. The region is protected by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), which is the first and largest conservation area in Nepal. Mt. Annapurna I is the world’s tenth highest mountain with an altitude of 8091m, and the trekking to Annapurna Base Camp offers a wonderful variety of scenery and culture. Throughout the trek, you will have a panoramic view of many different mountains including, Machhapuchchhre, Hiuchuli, Annapurna South, Bahra Shikhar, Shigachuli, Tent Peak, Gangapurna and Gandarba peak.
Annapurna Base Camp hike initiates at a very low altitude from Phedi or Nayapul: 1 ½ hour drive north of the city. The trail gradually ascends through the Modi River Valley, carrying melt water from the ring of peaks above and pass rural villages, and forests of rhododendron, oak, and bamboo. Throughout the trek, you can find quaint but comfortable tea houses, fresh organic foods, and friendly local people.
The first day of your trek will bring you to the Gurung Village of Ghandruk, which offers a unique cultural experience and magnificent sunrise view of Mount Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, andFishtail and you will continue to Sinuwa, and Machhapuchchhre Base Camp leading to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,550ft). At ABC, you will be surrounded by huge wall of rock and ice reaching the heights of 4,000m/13,100ft above the glacier’s U-shaped valley.
The returning journey requires 3 nights of downhill trail, one spending for natural hot spring. Then a short hike takes us to Nayapul where you join an overland drive back to Pokhara. Finally driving back to Kathmandu is through stunning forestry land, countryside village and emerald hill below the Himalayan range to the north.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a great option for people who have limited time in Nepal but still want to experience the pristine landscapes of the Himalayas and enjoy an incredible adventure. Himalayan Joy Adventure has created a 10-day itinerary for the ABC trek, but we are committed to working with our customers to create itineraries that fit any time schedule. If you do not have time to complete the entire ABC trek, we recommend that you look at the Ghorepani - Poonhill trek. At Himalayan Joy Adventure, we tailor all of our itineraries to fit the needs of our customers. If you have any questions or want further information, please contact the Himalayan Joy Adventure office.
Himalayan Joy offers full board package for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking itinerary including TIMS card and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and other essential logistics from the very day of your arrival to your departure from Nepal. We also offer proper maps of the trekking route, an experienced and government licensed trekking guide and porters, high-quality logistics and comfortable accommodation throughout the entire trip.
A Himalayan Joy Adventure representative will greet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport upon your arrival and provide transportation to your hotel. After checking into your room and refreshing, our HJA representative will describe the details regarding your trek. Then, you can visit the tourist hub in Thamel. There are many places to shop for trekking gear and souvenirs. In the evening, Himalayan Joy Adventure will host a welcome dinner at the typical Nepali restaurant with a Nepali cultural dance. After dinner, you will be dropped off at your hotel. Overnight in hotel.
After breakfast, our city guide will take you to various historical places and world heritage listed sites. These will include Pashupatinath (One of the greatest Hindu temples in Asia), Bouddhanath stupa (Buddhist stupa), Swayabhunath (Buddhist stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square (home of the living goddess Kumari)). After sightseeing, you will be dropped at your hotel with time to prepare for your trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Its around 6 hours drive to Pokhara by luxury tourist bus. Its beautiful drive through rivers, mountains and many different villages. When you reach Pokhara you can enjoy in beautiful city with lake. Stay overnight in Pokhara.
In the morning, you will drive one and hours to Nayapool. From Nayapool, you will begin trekking along the Modi Khola until you reach the Gurung village, Ghandruk. Ghandruk offers spectacular views of the Holy Fishtail Mountain (6997m), Hiuchuli (6441m) and Annapurna South (7219m). Overnight in Ghandruk.
After watching the sunrise and enjoying breakfast, you will make your way to Kimrong Khola for lunch and continue up a steady ascent to Chhomrong, the gateway to the Annurpurna region, passing rural stone roofed houses and water buffaloes along the way. Overnight in Cchomrong.
Your hike will begin with a descent down to Chhomrong Khola then an ascent up to Sinuwa (2360m). You will pass through Rhododendron, bamboo and oak forests, many streams, and a beautiful waterfall before arriving in to Bamboo (2310m). Overnight in Bamboo.
From Bamboo, the trail slightly ascends through the forest along the Modi River until reaching the holy Baraha Temple. You will stop in Himalayan (2920m) for lunch, and ascend to the Hinko Cave (3170m). You will soon arrive in Deurali (3230m). Overnight in Deurali.
You will begin your day with a slow and steep ascent to Machhapuchchhre Base Camp (3700m) and stop for lunch. After lunch, you will continue another two hour ascent to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m), making sure to stop frequently to adjust to the high altitude. Once you arrive at ABC, you will have views of the Annapurna glacier, enclosed Hiuchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7219m), Bhara Chuli (7647m), Annapurna I (8091m), Singachuli (6501m), Tent peak (5696m),Gangapurna (7454m), Gandharwa Chuli (6248m) and Machhapuchchhre (6997m). Overnight in ABC.
After enjoying a beautiful morning at ABC, you will begin your descent down to Bamboo. It is important to move slowly and carefully as you descend to ensure your safety. You may be able to see Languor and birds along the way. Overnight in Bamboo.
You will continue your decent down from Bamboo, passing through Sinuwa, Chhomrong Khola, and stopping in Chhomrong for lunch. You will make a steep descent down to Jhinu (1780m). After checking into your room, you can enjoy the healing spa, and natural hot spring along the Modi River bank. Overnight in Jhinu
In the morning, you will have breakfast and descend down to Kimrong Khola passing through Shyauli Bazaar before reaching the flat hiking to Nayapool. From Nayapool, you will drive back to Pokhara and enjoy the beautiful mountain views and terraced farmlands. Overnight in Pokhara.
After your trip end up in Pokhara, you will drive back to Kathmandu. When you reach Kathmandu, you can do last day shopping souvenir for your friends and family. Himalayan Joy Adventure will host farewell dinner in Nepali typical restaurant.
Himalayan Joy Adventure will drop at the Tribhuwan International Airport terminal with sufficient time to check in for your flight. We hope that you had an incredible time in Nepal and encourage you to share your experiences with us on Trip Advisor or email. We welcome all feedback and hope that you had an experience of a lifetime with us! Have a safe flight!
Just arrive back from 8 days trek to Anaphurna Base Camp, hosting by Himalaya Joy Adventure. The plane and organised by Cholendra and guided by Tika was excellent. This two guys were the best we could expected. Looking forward for the next trek together with this company.
“When I was trekking with Cholendra, I felt at complete ease. He took incredibly good care of me despite the difficulties I had during the climb. He constantly encouraged me the entire way up or down what seemed like an endless stretch of mountain trails. Our conversations about his life and adventures lead us into a meaningful friendship, making it hard to leave a Nepali “brother” behind as we went our separate ways. I was sincerely touched by his dedication to nature, mountaineering, and his careful attention to detail. He made my trek to Annapurna South a wonderful experience.”
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“I’d heard about Cholendra for years before meeting him, and frankly I wondered why my friends raved so much about him. But just minutes into our trek through the Annapurna Sanctuary, I started to understand. He is gentle and attentive, smart and funny. Even at his young age he understands the complexities of human dynamics and is expert in making sure everyone under his care is safe and happy. His understanding of and love for the Himalaya are deep and profound. His physical strength is remarkable. Whether I was gasping my way up a mountainside or pondering lodging for the night, I never had a moment of worry; I trusted his judgment completely. He was always generous with his knowledge of the culture, history and geography of the area. I devoutly hope I have the chance to travel with him again one day. He is a treasure.”
Every day the world is facing a big issue of environmental pollution and in Nepal as well. Our field staffs are quite conscious about environmental pollution at any time and we encourage to all. We would suggest to our guest to use boiled water or water purification pills than buying a bottle of water, it helps to avoid plastic bottles which can takes long time to disappear. During the trek, if possible you can order same items food in a group which minimizes the fuel used and to make campfire is almost forbidden. We would encourage being a responsible traveler so, just leaving foot-print on the trail and bring out all non-biodegradables which you had.