Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a moderate nature trek that starts at Phedi, a short drive of about 45 minutes from Pokhara, which takes you to the foot [Base Camp, 4130m] of Mt. Annapurna, one of the most magnificent peaks in the world. The trail takes you through fascinating traditional villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung, Magar, and Thakali who will greet you very warmly if you cared to stop for a conversation. The hike continues through dense rhododendron forest with towering snowy peaks in the background. The return walk is even more interesting as the trek winds around different ridges towards Ghorepani, where you witness breathtaking views of an early morning sunrise where a red halo seeps through glistening gaps over the snow capped peaks of the Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Mountains. The sceneries seen throughout this trek grace the landscape of the Himalayas where imagination defines the beauty of nature as an experience that can never be forgotten.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek will be even more interesting in spring as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers. This wonder trip can be done anytime of the year except during the monsoons [July thru August].

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: City tour & preparation in Kathmandu (1300m)

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara > Drive to Nayapul and trek to Birethanti (1025m)

Day 04: Trek to Ulleri (1960m)

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2860m)

Day 06: Trek to Tadapani (2630m)

Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong (2170m)

Day 08: Trek to Dovan (2580m)

Day 09: Trek to Deurali (3230m)

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)

Day 11: Trek to Bamboo (2310m)

Day 12: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1760m) Hot Spring

Day 13: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

Day 14: Fly or drive to Kathmandu

Day 15: Final Departure

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Ocean To Sky Adventures representative will meet you at the Tribhubhan International Airport and transfer to the hotel. You will have short briefing regarding your trip.

Day 02: City tour & preparation in Kathmandu (1300m)
In the morning you will meet your tour guide to visit historic, religious and architectural places of Kathmandu valley. You will visit Swoyambhunath (Bhuddhists Shrine, also called monkey temple), Baudhanath (Largest Stupa in the world), Pasupatinath (Hindu’s greatest pilgrimage site) and Patan Durbar Sqare (Historic place for ancient art and architecture). Your guide will check all your trekking and climbing equipment. You can rent or buy the required equipment in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara > Drive to Nayapul and trek to Birethanti (1025m)
Today either you fly or drive to Nayapul. By driving it takes 8 hours to reach Nayapul and by fly it takes 25minutes to reach Pokhara and from Pokhara it takes one and half hours drive to Nayapul. From Nayapul it takes half hours to reach Birethanti. You can see green forests, small villages, hills and you can feel the cool weather. After Nayapul you will have to pass though tourist check post where you have to show your ACAP Permit and Trekking Permit. Brethanti is beautiful village where you can hear the Bhurundi River sound.

Day 04: Trek to Ulleri (1960m): 5 hrs walking
After breakfast we start our journey. On the way you can see the beautiful streams, local people, farm land, horses, greenery, comfortable lodges….etc. Our trek will continue heading to Ulleri following the bank of the Burungdi stream. We climb slightly up to the valley of Hile (1495 meters) and Tikhedhunga (1525 meters). The trail leads steep up to Ulleri (2073 meters), a large beautiful Magar village, through the stone slabs. You have to climb steeply up two hours from Tikhedhunga to reach Ulleri. On the way you can enjoy the beautiful Rhododendron forest.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2860m): 5 hrs walking
Today, trail leads us to the Ghorepani, one of the popular destinations of Annapurna region. Our trek gently ascends up to Banthanti (2250 meters) through Oak and rhododendron forest. We then continue trek towards Ghorepani through Nangeythanti (2460 meters). Ghorepapani, where you can find good internet system.

Day 06: Trek to Tadapani (2630m): 6 to 7 hrs walking
Today early in the morning we walk uphill to see the panoramic view of views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himalayan ranges as well as sunrise over the tolerable Himalayas. Experiencing the great views of Himalayan panorama from Poon Hill, we descend to Ghorepani. After having breakfast we continue our journey. The trail goes a long the ridges of rhododendron and pine forest till the Tadapani.

Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong (2170m): 5 to 6 hrs walking
From Tadapani you can see the beautiful view of Mt. Annapurna south, Mt. Fishtail and Hiunchuli. Today’s trail descends to Kimrong stream through the forest of rhododendron. We then walk towards Chhomrong crossing through the Gurjung village. Chhomrong offers you close views of Mt. Annapurna south and Hiunchuli and the virgin peak, Fishtail (Machhapuchchhre). Chhomrong is one of the beautiful village offers comfortable lodges, internet service, hot shower and great hospitality.

Day 08: Trek to Dovan (2580m): 6 to 7 hrs walking
We descend to Chhomrong stream and we continue to climb steeply, negotiating a trail that leads us through oak and rhododendron forests until we reach a welcome teahouse on top of the ridge at Sinuwa (2350m). Dovan, where few lodges are there to stay. You can have close up view of Mt Fishtail from it.

Day 09: Trek to Deurali (3230m): 4 hrs walking
Today, we climb to Deurali through the rhododendron and bamboo forest. Passing several spectacular waterfalls which cascade down the opposite side of the Modi Khola, we climb through bamboo forest to reach Hinku Cave at 3100m and it is the trail most stretch subject to avalanche.

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m): 5 hrs walking
The day begins with climb to Machhapuchhre base camp (3900 meters) to reach there we have to pass two – three glaciers in which one of it is little dangerous. After Machhapuchhre base camp we have to walk rocky moraine around two hours up to reach Annapurna Base Camp. On the way you can see the awesome view of rivers, small flowers, Mt. Annapurna range, Mt. Fishtail ….etc. You will definitely fell awesome to be at Annapurana Base Camp because of its natural beauty.

Day 11: Trek to Bamboo (2310m): 6 hrs walking
Early in the morning you can clearly see Mt. Annapurna range, Tent Peak, Mt. Fishtail, Hiunchuli. You will surely feel that you are in heaven which is on the lap of the Annapurna Base Camp. The breath taking views widen your adventure experience to great extend. After having breakfast we walk down to Bamboo. We follow the same that we used to reach at Base Camp.

Day 12: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1760m) Hot Spring: 6 hrs walking
From Bamboo, we head for a steep ascent to the Kuldi Ghar and then to Sinuwa following the stone steps that leads to Lower Chhomrong. Then, we ascend on the thousand stony steps taking us to Upper Chhomrong. From Chhomrong, we descend to Jhinu Danda. Winthin this day will have an opportunity to enjoy hot springs lying just a 15-min walk from Jhinu Danda.

Day 13: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara
At the beginning, we trek from Jhinu danda to New bridge and then to Kyumi village. After having lunch, we trek to Syauli bazzar and then down to Birethanti. Further, about an hour's trek from Birethanti we will be at Naya Pul. The trek ends at Naya Pul. From Naya Pul, we drive in a local available vehicle and reach in Pokhara.

Day 14: Fly or drive to Kathmandu
Fly or drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 15: Final Departure
Ocean To Sky Adventures representative will drop you to the Tribhubhan International Airport and give you Khada, for good luck.

Cost Includes
- All necessary airport, hotel transfer
- Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 Nights including breakfast
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu with tour guide salary, entrance fees and transportation
- Flight/Drive from KTM to Pokhara to Kathmandu for both members and guide
- Domestic Airport Tax
- Transportation from Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara for both the members and guide
- ACAP Permit Fee
- TIMS Card
- Food and Accommodation during the trekking period for both the members and guide
- 1 Night hotel in Pokhara
- Half day Pokhara sightseeing with Boating and entrance fees
- Food and accommodation for guide in Pokhara
- Flight/Drive back to Kathmandu for both the member and guide
- Trekking guide salary
- Porters wages during the trekking
- Welcome/Farewell dinner
- Insurance for Nepali staffs

Cost Excludes
- Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Personal Expenses and Equipments
- Alcohol and Beverages
- Boiled or Bottled water during the trek
- Travel Insurance and Medical Evacuation