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12-Day Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

From US$ 905 per person
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  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
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  • Reaching Annapurna Base Camp at +4135 meters
  • Observe the culture and lifestyle of the Gurung and Magar people
  • Mountain views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and sunrise/sunset views from Poon Hill
  • Natural landscapes, beautiful green forests, various wildlife, natural hot spring
This 12-Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary trek goes up to the base camp of the 10th highest mountain in the world, Mt. Annapurna.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is great as it offers different types of natural landscapes like valleys, mountain peaks, rivers, waterfalls, mountain passes, meadows, glaciers and so on. With so many natural landscapes to witness during just one trekking route, it's almost sure to impress you.

The trek starts from Dhampus which is very near to Pokhara. The trail then continues through the Rhododendron forests of the Hinko Cave, passing via the Gurung villages of Chomrong and Landrung, ascending up through Modi Khola, until finally reaching higher altitudes getting to Annapurna Base Camp at +4135 meters. Upon ending the trek we will catch a bus back to Pokhara and finally get back to Kathmandu.

Annapurna Base Camp trek will provide you with rewarding and panoramic mountain views, including great views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Himchuli and other majestic mountains.

Please see the itinerary for a day by day overview of this trek.
Day 1 Drive to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) by tourist bus 07 hours 2 Star Hotel

Today after an early morning breakfast at the hotel you will be picked up timely by your guide and transfer to the bus station through the scenic countryside drive to the Lakeside city of Pokhara.

After refreshment at the hotel your guide will take you around the Lake or you can go for boating on the lake. Lather on this evening your guide will brief you about next day program.

Stay at the hotel in Pokhara. Note: You can fly to Pokhara which takes 35min (optional)

Day 2 Pokhara to Nayapul to Tirkhedhunga (1570m/5150ft) 5 hours Guest house

Trekking start day, in the morning after breakfast you will go on drive with your guide and porters on the well road of approximately 45 km. While driving you will pass some village with great scenery form Naudanda, Kanre, and Lumle all the way to Nayapul.

On arrived at Nayapul, where our adventure begins from the warm sub tropical region, walk follows the Modi River upstream to Birethanti & follows the east bank of Bhurungdi Khola with scenery of waterfall, high green forest.

Lunch will be served on the way at the teahouses and we finally reach Tikhedhunga.

Stay overnight at the tea houses/lodge.

Day 3 Tikhedhunga to Ullery to Ghorepani (2780m/9121ft) 5-6 hours Guest house

After breakfast in the place where you spend the night, today the trail steeply ascends on the long stone steps untill Ulleri village with the scenery of terrace landscape and Annapurna Himalaya.

After few hours of long hard climb with several breaks in between reaching at Ulleri village, from here the path is gradual on the winding trail through the cool shade of pine and rhododendron forest, the walk continues with few short ups and downs to the Ghorepani, from where you will be able to see good view of Annapurna Mountain range.

Stay overnight at the tea houses.

Day 4 Ghorepani to Tadapani (2660m/8727ft) 5 hours Guest house

Today at early morning before the sunrise you will be wake up by your guide to take you to the marvelous viewpoint of the trip i.e. Poon hill. It will take about 45 minute ascend walk to reach Poon hill to have a beautiful views of mountain with sunrise. Poon hill is derived as a hill from the ethnical group called as Poon, residents of Ghorepani and around area.

Poon Hill is a great place to see the tantalizing view of stunning mountains from west Dhaulagiri, Annapurna ranges and an unique mountain Mt. Fishtail following the tantalizing view of Manaslu to Ganesh Himal to the east ranges of mountains. Poon hill is such a spot which shows the wide range of high mountains from west to east about 650 km spreader with the morning cool sunrise.

After you have a great time here return to Ghorepani for breakfast. After breakfast you will continues trek to Tadapani, The walk pass through the rhododendron, Pine and bamboo frost with short up and down.

Lunch will be served on the way at the teahouses. Stay overnight at the tea houses

Day 5 Tadapani to Chomrong (2060m/6759ft) 5 hours Guest house

The trail to the sanctuary heads north of the valley, passing along the sides rice terraces and then through forests. The trail leads to Nayapul known as New Bridge (1340m) and ascends steeply to Samung, then crosses a stream at 1430m. A stiff climb leads to Jhinu Danda Village (1750) where you will have lunch break and can make a side trip to Hot Spring.

Further step up is Taglung, atop the treeless ridge at 2180m, from where the trail getting easier to Chomrong, which is a Gurung village with a number of guesthouses and hotels. There is tremendous view of Annapurna South, which seems to tower above the village and Mt. Fishtail across the valley.

Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 6 Chomrong to Dovan (2606m/8550ft) 6 hours Guest house

From the upper end of Chomromg Village, the trail descends the long stone steps and cross the suspension bridge over the Chomorong River from where the trail ascend all the way to Sinuwa.

From here you will follow a rocky path through the forested area until you come to Bamboo, where you will have your lunch.

After lunch, the trail goes up slowly to the Dovan.

Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 7 Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3707m/12163ft) 5 hours Guest house

Now, the trail traverses high above the river but thanks to thick stands of bamboo that blocks the view of the rushing river and waterfall. After crossing a landslide and another avalanche track, you will reach Himalayan Hotel (2900m). Another an hour’s walk, first on a rocky trail through forests, then up a steep ravine, brings you to Hinko at 3160m.

Now the trail crosses a ravine and a major avalanche track and climbs through large boulders to Deorali (3230m) where you will stop for lunch.

From Deorali, you will go to the river bank and follow the narrow path until get to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3703m).

Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 8 Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4135m) 3 hours Guest house

Today’s walk leads you in the heart of the Sanctuary at the ABC, the trail follows uphill for few hours, on the grassy path, depending upon the season, the trek is very pleasant as you reach the higher ground with magnificent view of an array of snow peaks all around you with Annapurna I, a great wall of a mountain from this north west face.

Annapurna Base Camp has 4 teahouses, with super panoramoc viewa. Afternoon leisure for optional short walk around and to immerse with the surrounding scenery. Today’s walk leads you in the heart of the Sanctuary at the ABC, the trail follows uphill for few hours, on the grassy path, depending upon the season, the trek is very pleasant as you reach the higher ground with magnificent view of an array of snow peaks all around you with Annapurna I, a great wall of a mountain from this north west face.

Annapurna Base Camp has 2-3 teahouses, with the superb panorama. Afternoon at leisure for optional short walk around and to immerse with the surrounding scenery.

Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 9 Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) to Dovan (2505m/8219ft) 6 hours Guest house

After a great time here retrace the journey back to Dovan via Machhapuchare Base Camp for the overnight. The route passes a few roofless shepherds’ huts alongside a moraine.

The area is cold & windy & is often snowbound and reaches to Deurali where lunch will be served & trek continues further to Dovan.

Stay overnight at Dovan.

Day 10 Dovan to Jhinu (1780m/5840ft) 5 hours Guest house

From Dovan, the morning walk leads with few up and down to Sinuwa. From Sinuwa the trail descend all the way to Chomrong Khola Bridge from the bride uphill all the way to Chomrong.

After a break here at Chomrong the walk leads to a short uphill, descend towards Jhinu. If you go straight on the gradual winding trail, leads you to the same path that you entered Chomrong from Kimrong khola, stick with your Sherpa Guide, the new trail branches off from last Tea-house of upper Chomrong, the trail is quite steep downhill for an hour, till you reach the village on the ridge.

If you have time you can visit the hot springs down below by the river Modi near Jhinu village.

Overnight at Jhinu village.

Day 11 Jhinu Dana to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) 6 hours 2 Star Hotel

From here the walk follows the river Modi most of the way reaching at Landruk village from here follow the downhill path leading back to the Modi river with a short climb on the winding path, after reaching Syauli Bazaar.

The walk is pleasant most of the way following the Modi River and to Birethanthi and back to Nayapul for the drive back to Pokhara.

Stay overnight in Pokhara.

Day 12 Drive back to Kathmandu(1350m/4430ft) 7 hours 2 Star Hotel

Today after breakfast you will transfer to the tourist bus station for day scenic countryside drive back to Kathmandu. Note: You can fly to Kathmandu, which takes about 35 min.

Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

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what’s included
  • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
  • 02 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Pokhara
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist bus
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
  • Professional and English speaking guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance
  • Twin/double sharing accommodation while trekking (if you're solo you get your own room)
  • Three meals per day: breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek
  • Sleeping bag and down jackets (if you don't have your own), t-shirt, cap, duffel bags, city and trekking route maps
  • All transport to and from trek
  • First-aid kit
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • porter
what’s excluded
  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu and Lunch and dinner in Pokhara and meals during the traveling time
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in the "Package Includes" section
  • Porter
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 12 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Maximum altitude 4135 meters
Trek difficulty Moderate
meeting/Start point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kathmandu, Nepal
customer reviews
5.0 - Excellent Based on 7 reviews
Jamie Marchetti From United States of America USA At
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Blue At
5 - Excellent
“The tour was really well organized and exactly as was promised. Every detail of the trip was planned out with several options and we were able to make the decisions of what to see depending on how we felt that day. Wonderful and professional service!”
Great Service
Jacob At
5 - Excellent
“Doing the Annapurna base camp trekking with Nepal Trekking Planner made the trip stressfree and enjoyable. The staff were helpful throughout the time spent in Nepal in both Kathmandu and on the trek. I would recommend them to other visitors!”
A fabulous trip
Margaret butler From Australia At
5 - Excellent
“This is one of the most beautiful parts of the world, the walk at times was difficult - soooooo may steps but definitely worth it. One thing I wasn't expecting was the food along the way I can honestly say I didn't have one bad meal they were all full of flavour”
  • 25 May 2017 from Kathmandu
  • 05 Jun 2017 in Kathmandu
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