Annapurna base camp trek is the most popular trek in the world. Thousands of trekkers hike to foothills of Mt. Annapurna (8091m) for cultural and adventure experience.
ABC trek is also getting popularity for its mode of trekking (difficulty level is easy to medium), availability of tea houses, guides, porter and cultural abundance.
During the trek, you will be witnessing the great panoramic Himalayan peaks like mt. Annapurna, Hiuchuli, Annapurna south, Fang, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Mt. Fishtail at closeup.
Itinerary Option 1: ABC Trek from Pokhara
From Pokhara, Annapurna base camp trek route follows through a small road follows the Seti River to its confluence with the yamdi Khola.
The road then climbs upto the Tibetan Camp and the large village of Hyangja (1070m). Beyond these, the road leaves the Seti river and ascends the spur that separates the two rivers.
The the trail ascends towards Dhampus, a beautiful view point, from where a superb view of western himalaya along with Phewa lake and Pokhara city.
Itinerary Option 2: Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Kathmandu
If you start your trek from Kathmandu, 3 more days will be added to the itinerary.
First, you will landed at Tribhuvan International Airport, meet with our representative and transfer to hotel.
Second day, you will proceed for Kathmandu city sightseeing tour including temples and monasteries.
There will be more 1 days on returning to Kathmandu.
Itinerary Option 3: Annapurna Base Camp Trekking with other activities
You can also do some adventure activities with Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.
You can join
- Pokhara day tour
- Jungle safari to Chitwan National Park
- Trishuli River Rafting,
- Paragliding in Pokhara,
- Bungee jumping in Pokhara or in Kathmandu
- Mountain Flight
- Zip Flying in Pokhara
- School Volunteering and many more.
For these activities, you must have at least 15-16 days in Nepal.
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Day 1 Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus, o/n at hotel
Early in the morning, transfer to Pokhara bus station & drive seven hours to Pokhara, check in at hotel and evening Phewa lake exploration.
Day 2 Pokhara to Tolka – Driving from Pokhara to Phedi
on the new Baglung road, the walking trial heads off in a northwest direction soon after the road turns to the left. Continue along here to Dhampus (1600m), a ridge village with the first nice views of the mountains to the north. Continue the smooth climb along the ridge as the trial turns a short distance from Dhampus. The rocky path is comfortable to follow as it goes through forest crosses a couple of stream on its way to Pothana (1900m). Soon after leaving Pothana, the trial divides. Going to the right path in a northern direction as it ascends through forest to another good view point at 2150 m. Immediate after, it is fairly steep descend into Modi river valley and through the village to Bhichok, continue along the northern side of a rockey ridge before again veering north to Tolka (1710m) where overnight rest to be placed.
Day 3 Tolka to Chomrong
The second day, trial leaves Tolka following the contours about 600 m above the river. The first village you can be at Landruk (1550m), a typical Gurung (out of ethnical group) community. High on the opposite side of the river, you can explore the village of Ghandruk. From this point, the trial descends along terraced slopes & forest down to the river. After crossing the river at New Bridge, your trial moves to steep ascend 500 m and join with the trial from Ghandruk. From here it is a short & fairly walk to Chomrong (2000 m). Chomrong is a village which offers a spectacular views of Annapurna south & Machhapuchhre. Overnight rest.
Day 4 Chomrong to Dovan
The way descends from Chomrong to cross Chomrong khola before climbing steeply through rhododendron & bamboo forest up the west bank of the Modi khola. Immediate after leaving off,you reach the small settlement of Khuldi Ghat before another steep descent into the valley. The trial follows the river through another tiny settlement known as Bamboo which has some tea houses & crosses three streams before arriving at Dovan (2430m) and overnight rest.
Day 5 Dovan to Machhapuchare Base Camp
Commence virtually continuous climb through intermittent bamboo forest. The valley becomes increasingly hemmed in by ever steeper slopes which witness periodic avalanches. There are regular stream crossing on the trial. May be you can have some rest at hotel Himalayan (2873m) before to climb to Hinko (3139m) a short path beyond, Deurali (3231m). Walking all the way through Bagar, you can strech to Machhapuchare Base Camp. Overnight rest.
Day 6 Machhapuchare Base camp to Annapurna Base Camp
It’s a hike of around two hours to ABC (4095m). The trial follows the left hand tributary of the Modi khola which drives just before Machhapuchare Base Camp. Overnight rest.
Day 7 Annapurna Base Camp to Hinku Cave
The trial passes through Machhapuchare base camp and all the way down hill to Hinku cave. This area is called Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountains. The spectacular mountain view can be see from this trial. Overnight rest.
Day 8 Hinku Cave to Bamboo Lodge
The trial descends to Dovan & through bamboo and rhododendron forest with superb mountain view to Bamboo. This is the stretch of trial that is most subject to avalanches. Overnight rest.
Day 9 Bamboo Lodge to Tadapani
The trial descends down to Kyumrong and all the way to Tadapani. From the trial, you can have superb view of Annapurna I, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri etc. and the forest of rhododendron flower.
Day 10 Tadapani to Ghorepani
Ascend the walk with magnificient view of western himalaya, all the way to the base of best view point of Poonhill called Ghorepani. This point can be accessed either from Tirkhedhunga or from natural hot spring Tatopani.
Day 11 Ghorepani to Poonhill to Ulheri
An hour climb from Ghorepani, you can reach at Poonhill (3200m) from where you can explore a beautiful mountains such as Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I & Annapurna south. It is best at dawn. After returning from Poonhill, you can descend down to Ulheri. Overnight rest.
Day 12 Ulheri to Nayapul to Pokhara
The large Magar village (Ulheri – 2070 m), path descents some stone steps to Tirkhedhunga. The trial goes through cultivated area and some pastures to dense forest of rhododendron, Danphe and azalea mixed with giant conifers.The all the way to Nayapul & drive two hours to Pokhara. Overnight rest.
Note: If trip commence from Kathmandu and ends in Kathmandu, it is to be 15 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek. It is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.
– Transportation to Pokhara by tourist bus
– Two over night Pokhara hotel
– ACAP permit
– English spoken guide
– Pokhara to Phedi & Nayapul to Pokhara private taxi.
– Accomodation during the trek
– Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
– Drinks (Hard & soft)
– Desserts, Chocolates
– Personal expenses
– Medical insurance in case of emergency
– Donation to any party/group
5/5 - Excellent
Trip Start From:
Trip End In:
Pokhara - Dovan - MBC - ABC - Poonhill
ACAP and TIMS
September to November and March to May
Derby, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Extremely good trekking service
We chose to go with Heian on a recommendation from our hostel. We wanted to do the Annapurna Base Camp which is ordinarily a 10 day trek in 7 days. Gambu, our guide, was extremely accommodating and knowledgeable about the route and came up with a 7 day route.
Heian were a brilliant company, they organised all transport, accommodation and food. Gambu could not do enough for us and his service surpassed the 5 star rating. A very friendly and attentive bloke who made us feel very safe during the trek.
Thank you Gambu and Heian treks & expeditions!