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Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 9 Days

From US$ 575 per person
Based on 5 Reviews
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
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highlights
  • Capture splendid views of Himchuli, Annapurna South and Mt Fishtail (Machhapuchchre)
  • Enjoy the Annapurna area - one of the most popular trekking regions in Nepal
  • ABC Trekking Route progresses through culturally rich villages of the Gurungs and Magars
Annapurna trekking region in Nepal has been wildly recognized as a naturalist’s paradise. Annapurna trekking/tour region is a very popular area that offers a dramatic trekking experience for trekkers from all over world.

This is a 9-day trek but one can do 2 to 21 days trekking/tour in the Annapurna region. The upper sub-alpine steppe environment harbors some of the rarest animals including snow leopards and blue sheep. Other areas of Annapurna trekking region are home to bird species such as the multi-coloured Impeyan, kokla, blood pheasant amongst a multitude of other birds, butterflies and insects. Many plant species native to Nepal are found in the forest of Annapurna trekking region. The Annapurna conservation area has 100 varieties of orchids and some of the richest temperate rhododendron forests in the world.

For thousands of years people of diverse ethnic backgrounds have scratched a livelihood out of Annapurna's steep hillsides. The advent of tourism and the phenomenal rise in human population has triggered environmental deterioration. In 1968 Nepal’s King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation launched the Annapurna Conservation Area Project in order to protect this pristine gift from nature.

Enjoy this 9-day trek through some of the most spectacular hills and mountains in the entire world.
Day 1 Kathmandu To Pokhara 6 hours 2 Star Hotel at Hotel Silversky

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu we will pick you up from Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer you to your hotel but our package only starts from the second day of your arrival. Our representative will come to your hotel in Kathmandu to pick up and start the trip to Pokhara.

The trip starts at nearly about 6.30 am with a drive of around 6 to 7 hours through lush green forests, meandering road through the hills and gracefully flowing riverside. You will also come across lively markets and clusters of villages on the way. Buffet lunch will be taken in one of the road side restaurants.

Today, after we reach Pokhara, we will see good scenery of the majestic city. You can go boating in Fewa Lake (if we have enough time, as boating facility gets closed early in the evening). The lake overlooks the Annapurna Himalayan Range and is a sight to behold.

In the evening, we prepare for the trek with information from your guide.

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accomodation.

Day 2 Drive to Phedi & Trek to Tolkha. 1,700 m 4 hours Guest house

We drive to Phedi from Pokhara.

From Phedi we begin our trek to Dhampus. Dhumpus is a pleasant Gurung village which offers splendid views of Himchuli, Annapurna South and Mt Fishtail (Machhapuchchre).

Then our path moves up all the way through Pothana village with the scenic views of Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Dhaulagiri. Then our track moves down to Bhise Kharka through thick rainforest then go on ascending up to Tolkha. From Tolkha we can observe wonderful views of the mountain range.

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accomodation.

Day 3 Trek to Chhomrong 1,951m 5 hours Guest house

Today, our trail goes down to Landrung through oak forest, terraced fields, pleasant village. Landrung is charming village of Gurung, Magar and Brahmins.

Once more our path moves down to Jhinudanda where we get a chance to relax at hot spring of Modi River. After the refreshing bath, our trail ascends up to Chhomrong with huge views of Annapurna South, Himchuli & Fishtail.

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accomodation.

Day 4 Trek to Dovan 2,130 m 5 hours Guest house

From Chhomrung, we come across the bridge then go up to Sinuwa Danda. The trail comes transversely to thick rhododendron forest taking to Khuldighar. After that, we move down a lengthy and vertical stone steps into bamboo and rhododendron jungles through which we arrive at Doban.

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accomodation.

Day 5 Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp 3,720m 6 hours Guest house

A gradual ascent following the banks of the river Madi brings us through a sacred valley. No meat or fish is allowed in this area to comply with Buddhist and Hindu beliefs. We continue to pass bamboo trees, and if we are lucky, we may see Lophophorus bird, the national bird of Nepal.

We continue the ascent to Machhapuchhre Base Camp and our teahouse for the night.

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accomodation.

Day 6 Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,095m 5 hours Guest house

After we leave Machhapuchhre Base Camp, we leave all vegetation and trees behind, we enter a desert wilderness known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, an area of pristine natural beauty, surrounded by the glorious Annapurna Himalayas and glistening Annapurna glacier.

Overnight in teahouse.

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accomodation.

Day 7 Trek to Bamboo 1760m 6 hours Guest house

We give you an early wake up call today so you can enjoy the wondrous sunrise views of the Annapurna Sanctuary.

We then we begin our descent, following the Modi Khola River to Bamboo hut.

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accomodation.

Day 8 Trek to Jhinu hot spring1760m 6 hours Guest house

We start the day with an uphill trek to Sinewa and then descend to meet the Chomrong Khola River.

Another ascent to Chomrong before the final descent of the day to Jhinu. Here, you can visit the natural hot springs to bathe in the relaxing warm waters.

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accomodation.

Day 9 Trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara 5 hours 2 Star Hotel at Hotel Silversky

Our last day of trekking, an easy descent to the banks of the Modi Khola River and on to Nayapul.

We then take a private car for a one and a half hour drive back to Pokhara.

After getting you transferred to your hotel the tour ends.

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accomodation.

what’s included
  • Airport pickup and drop services in a private vehicle
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu in tourist bus (optional flight with extra costs)
  • Food all along the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment (including two nights stay in Pokhara)
  • Licensed English speaking trekking guide
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of guide and porter during the trip
  • First Aid Medical Kit carried by the guide
  • All the required permits and paperworks
  • Mobile SIM Card that works all over Nepal and a map of the trekking region
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • porter
what’s excluded
  • International airfare
  • Visa charges
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on charted helicoptor
  • Tips for guides and porters
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 9 days
Tour Type Private Tour  
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Maximum altitude 4095 meters
Trek difficulty Medium
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kathmandu, Nepal
customer reviews
4.8 - Excellent Based on 5 reviews
ABC Trek - 9 days
JIa Hui Lim From Malaysia At
4 - Very Good
“Excellent service by provider, they accommodated our request for changes in the tour itinerary.”
Very Impressive
Anonymous From Thailand At
5 - Excellent
“There are the best view I have never seen in my life moreover you will get a special memory with your friends”
Awesome Trek
Kevin Fields From USA At
5 - Excellent
“My wife and I just finished our 9 (extended to 10) day trek from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp. We had Raj as our guide and Suna as our porter and both were great; as was Nepal Lion Treks. As soon as we landed in Kathmandu Raj picked us up at the airport and drove us to our hotel. He let us get settled in and then took us over to their office in Thamel, a short walk away. The manager, Mr. Shiva, was very kind and accommodating and added an extra day for us in Pokhara after our trek to paraglide and explore, at a good price. He was also very responsive in coordinating with our guide Raj to ensure we were good with our flight back from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

As for the ABC trek itself, just do it. Its incredible. You're going to want to take pictures of everything. And Raj was fantastic. He is very friendly, knowledgeable, and made sure we were taken care of every step of the way. Suna, our porter, was also extremely helpful throughout the trek, and one day even ran ahead to secure us rooms for the night in an overbooked lodge. The hike is breathtakingly beautiful and we met a ton of cool people from all over the world along the way.

Bottom line is you could do this trek on your own, but because we booked through Lion Tours, we never had to worry about anything. Our rooms were booked, no negotiating anything, our meals and drinks were paid for, and we didn't worry about permits and transportation. We also felt safer and more confident in parts of the trek with someone who knew the terrain. It made the whole experience so much less stressful. My wife and I had such a great time and are already thinking about when we can get back to Nepal to try a different trek and we'd definitely book through Nepal Lion Tours again.”
Amazing trekking area
Kayley Pielou From Canada At
5 - Excellent
“This is a great trek for someone who wants to get up close with some beautiful mountains. The trek can be done in a shorter time as well if you don't have nine days. It was December when I did it and the views were crystal clear! I highly recommend this area.”
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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