The Annapurna Base Camp trek offers an incredible journey through diverse landscapes, captivating cultural sites, and breathtaking mountain vistas. Along the way, you’ll encounter terraced fields, charming Gurung villages, and a rich variety of flora and fauna. Mt. Annapurna, standing at 8,091 meters, is the 10th highest mountain in the world, and the trek to its base camp, situated at an elevation of 4,130 meters (13,549 feet), is renowned as one of the most popular hikes on the planet. Additionally, this route takes you past the awe-inspiring Mt. Machapuchhre (Fishtail), which holds a special place in the hearts of the Nepalese people due to its unique beauty.
Thanks to the meticulously planned itinerary of the Annapurna Base Camp trekking package, it’s a favored choice among a diverse range of outdoor enthusiasts, whether you’re a solo female traveler or part of a group of hikers.
Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek features a concise 11-day itinerary, perfect for globetrotters with limited time who still want to experience the splendor of this magnificent mountain. For those seeking a more leisurely pace, an alternative route known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek spans 14 days.
Arrival day in Kathmandu (Private transportation, Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu (1,400m). After time to get refreshed, evening you will meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and after meal briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Today, morning we will ready after your breakfast to head on for our relaxing guided day trip to world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and visit the highlights of Kathmandu and the surrounding areas. We take you to visit the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, one of the most important shrine of Shiva temples on the subcontinent which is place of thousand of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba), and can be seen the cremating body most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati. Hundreds of monkeys are giggling with you and take a time to exploring surrounding area and visit Bouddhanath stupa an another pilgrimage centre which is most popular and important place for Buddhist. You can explore with rounding prayer wheel and flattering colorful flag with melodious chanting noise. After your lunch at Bouddha visit Swoyambhunath stupa also known as monkey temple covering wide range of area with highest point of Kathmandu valley and enjoy the 360 degrees of valley view. After exploring the surrounding areas visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is old royal palace of Kathmandu and can be seen lot of temple, architectures and Kumari (living goddess) and walk in a freak street and late afternoon back to hotel and evening briefing about your trip, what is your responsibility, what to do and does not in the trek? Introduce with our fellow trekking staff and chances to ask remaining question and simply relax at the hotel.
In about seven hours drive you will reach to Pokhara with is the most picturesque spots and an attractive valley. Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. Three out of the ten highest mountains in the world (Annapurna I 8091m, Dhaulagiri 8267m, Manaslu 8156m) situated within 50 km of the city, so that the northern skyline of the city offers a very close view of beautiful Himalayas. Overnight at hotel.
Pokahra to Hile by jeep and trek to Ulleri (2020 m /2-hour trek to Ulleri) . The trail winds its way through bamboo forests and passes by a spectacular waterfall. Overnight in Ulleri.
The Annapurna South (7273m) and the Hiunchuli gradually unfold on this pleasant walk uphill through fields and pastures and later through rhododendrons and oak woods. Ghorepani was originally a horse watering post, which has evolved into an important crossroads for tourists and the numerous mule caravans on the Jomoson-Pokhara trip. Overnight in Ghorepani.
We leave early morning for Poon Hill, to catch the early morning sunlight on the panorama of peaks: Dhaulaghiri, Annapurnas, Machhapuchare. This is an option but really worth the while. We then retrace our steps to Ghorepani and continue towards Tadapani through rhododendron woods. Overnight in Tadapani.
After the breakfast and great views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Ganggapurna, we start our trek steep descending towards the Kmrong river. We walk through farmlands and farms growing millet, rice, corn. In the afternoon, we then trekked along the mountain side with dramatic drops into the valley and gentle walk to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massive. Overnight in Chhomrong.
We descend via 2500 stone steps and cross the bridge above Chhomrong Khola. From here it is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. Then we cross a beautiful forest leading to Kuldihar, followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo.
We pass through a bamboo forest which is damp and cold then ascend steadily with a few steep sections. Later, the forest opens up and we are out in the sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below. It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here we can see the trail drop closer to the river before climbing again to Deurali, the most scenic stretch of the day. The vegetation is sparser, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below, and the sheer rock-face cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls. Overnight in Deurali.
Climb gently through a river bed and then over a steep trail leading to the mountain side. The hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat strenuous. From Machhapuchhre Base Camp we get excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre, Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna. This is a very rewarding experience. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. From here, we get sensational views of the south face of Annapurna towering above us. The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view. Nothing will impede the 360-degree panorama. From the base camp we again get to savor mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South , Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
From the Annapurna Base Camp we will head back to Bamboo. Today’s trek is downhill, so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Moreover, we will always enjoy company of the extraordinary landscape all around. Overnight in Bamboo.
From Bamboo, it is an uphill trek to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Then we climb the stone steps to Chhomrong. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be resting for the night. Today we will have an opportunity to enjoy the hot springs which is just a 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.
On our way to Naya Pul from Jhinu Danda, we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. We have lunch on the way. Our trek will end at Naya Pul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.
We drive back to Kathmandu (Opt to take flight 25 min). After arriving in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel. We enjoy the day leisurely, do some last minute shopping or explore any landmarks we missed during our first day in Kathmandu. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Your wonderful journey in Nepal comes to an end today. A representative from Utmost Adventure will take you to the airport, approximately 3 and 1/2 hours before your scheduled flight.
Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek-15 Days
We will be staying at a 2/3-star hotel in Kathmandu and in tea houses during the trek. All rooms are on a twin-shared basis. Single bedrooms can be arranged upon request and will incur an additional cost. Fourteen Summit will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, some tea houses in certain locations only offer shared washing and toilet facilities. Additionally, please note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and in trekking regions at lower elevations, but they may be harder to find at higher altitudes.
All meals will be provided during the trek. However, upon request, we can arrange only breakfast during the trek, and trekkers can order lunch and dinner individually from the tea-house menu. In Kathmandu, breakfast will be available, and there will be welcome and farewell dinners for our guests. While on the trek, we will have breakfast and dinner at the tea-houses or lodges where we spend the night, and we will have lunch while en route to our next destination. The menu typically offers a variety of options, including authentic Nepalese, Tibetan, continental, and Indian cuisine.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek, a 13-day trip, is considered a moderate trek. Travelers who can comfortably walk for 5-6 hours a day on both uphill and downhill terrain will likely find this trek fulfilling. To prepare for the Annapurna trek, it’s advisable to engage in regular jogging and exercise at least a month before the trek begins.
Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp should be relatively easier for those with prior experience walking or trekking in high-altitude environments. While past hiking experience can be beneficial, no technical skills are required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions, such as heart, lung, or blood diseases, should inform Fourteen Summit before booking the trek.
The Annapurna Base Camp trek is considered a moderate trek. Travelers who can walk for up to 5-6 hours a day on both uphill and downhill trails will find this trip fulfilling and enjoyable. It’s advisable to prepare for the ABC trek by jogging and exercising regularly for at least a month before starting. Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp should be relatively manageable for those with experience in hiking or trekking at high altitudes. Determination, good physical health, a positive attitude, and average physical fitness are all favorable conditions for successfully completing the trek. Past hiking experience can be an asset, but no technical skills are required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions, such as heart, lung, and blood diseases, should inform Fourteen Summit before booking the trek.
The best time for trekking to the Kanchanjunga Base Camp is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). These seasons offer moderate temperatures and guarantee amazing views throughout the trip. While it is possible to undertake this trek during winter, the cold temperatures may not be suitable for everyone.