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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

From CAD 923 per person
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  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
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  • Enjoy excellent views of Annapurna Himalayas from Annapurna Base Camp
  • Get rich cultural insights into Gurung Villages
  • Well organized lodge to lodge trek with full board meals
  • Awesome panoramic sunrise Himalayan views from Poonhill
This trek is a popular trekking adventure located at Annapurna region of Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also known as ABC trek, and it gives you an opportunity to witness excellent views of Annapurna Himalayan range including Macchapuchre and Dhaulagiri. Annapurna is the tenth highest peak of the world and being there at the base camp of peak is an achievement in itself.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also an opportunity to walk across naturally beautiful landscapes, huge glaciers, and rhododendron forests, explore the rice paddy fields, local Gurung culture and traditions.

Another major highlight would be capturing awesome views of snow capped mountains Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fish tail, Nilgiri, Manaslu and Himchuli from popular Poonhill view point.

There will be plenty of opportunities to discover flora and fauna too and enjoy magically blooming rhododendron forests especially during the spring season of March, April and May.

On the course of this trek, we will be staying overnight at clean, comfortable local lodges with availability of basic services. We will have 3 hearty meals per day and during the final days of our Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we heal our mind and body at natural hotspring at Jhinu Danda.

You will be enjoying excellent sceneries, nature and culture during this ABC trek. It is a moderately challenging trek and anyone with average physical fitness can join in.

For more details, please check the itinerary section.
Day 1 Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft)

We initiate our Annapurna Base Camp Trek after taking a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Following the trisuli river, we stop at few spot for lunch.

After crossing a bridge over Marshyangdi River we head further west to Pokhara. Upon arrival at the paradise city of Pokhara, check in at your hotel and you may relax at Shore of Phewa Lake, enjoy boating or simply enjoy evening time at Lakeside.

Day 2 Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga(1540m) 5 hours Guest house

We begin our trip taking a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul passing the village of Lumle. Nayapul is also the starting point of our trek.

Trekking gradually, we reach a large and flourishing town of Birethanti situated on the confluence of the Modi and Burundi Khola. We traverse along the ABC trekking trail passing through refreshing forests striking waterfalls and other natural sceneries. Then after, we gently ascend towards the beautiful valley of Tikhedhunga. Accommodation: Local lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 3 Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2860m/9380ft) 4-5 hours Guest house

It will be quite a challenging day as we will be climbing more than 3000 stairs today. Following the trails, we cross many suspension bridges, a large village where we get an insight into Magar and Gurung communities.

Passing the Ulleri village, we cross beautiful rhododendron forests enjoying the beauty of nature. We will then follow the beautiful trails with plenty of bird watching opportunity too. We have our lunch at Nangethanti and ascend towards Ghorepani. Accommodation: Local Lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 4 Hiking -Poonhill (3210m), trek to Tadapani 6-7 hours Guest house

We start our day early today before sunrise and trek towards the beautiful viewpoint of Poonhill. It will be a magical experience to witness the beauty of snowcapped mountains from Poon Hill which is indescribable when the rising sun’s rays gradually strikes the Himalayan giants including Dhaulagiri range, Annapurna South, Tukuche, Manaslu, Fishtail and many others.

We have a great time at Poonhill and return to Ghorepani for breakfast. Further, we descend towards Tadapani walking through the beautiful rhododendron forest. After one hour of steep climbing, we come to a hill top, the place named Deurali. We see very nice view from Deurali. We climb down through bamboo forests from Deurali. We have our lunch at Banthanti and again continue through rhododendron forest. Accommodation: Local Lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 5 Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft) 5-6 hours Guest house

Today we continue our Annapurna Base camp trek descending down the trails. With plenty of forested walk through beautiful villages, we will then, cross the suspension bridge. A few more miles of uphill and downhill trek past waterfall and suspension bridge, we reach Chhomrong, which is our destination for today.

Chhomrong which is a beautiful village located on the lap of the Annapurna range. The Fish Tail Mountain seems gorgeous from the beautiful Chhomrong Village. Accommodation: Local Lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 6 Chhomrong to Dovan(2600m/6190ft) 5-6 hours Guest house

We will follow the beautiful Modi river, along with nearby valleys, and leave for small Gurung settlement of Chhomrong river through a suspension bridge. Then we will follow the tiny settlement of Tilche through the bamboo forest through rhododendron and oak. We will head towards Sinuwa.

Watching faunas like Langur monkeys and other floras, we descend through the bamboo staircase. Following the steep trails we arrive at Dovan at the end of the day. Accommodation: Local Lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 7 Dovan to Deurali (3200m/10500ft) 4 hours Guest house

We start our day after ascending through beautiful forests and we walk today enjoying all the nature. We will reach Deurali at lunch time. If you are fit and fine without any signs of altitude sickness then, you might want to go up to the Macchapuchre Base Camp. But for proper acclimatization, overnight stay at Deurali is scheduled. Accommodation: Local lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 8 Deurali to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700m) 3 hours Guest house

After few hours of gradual trekking, we go for a steep ascent and arrive at the Himalaya Hotel. We will get excellent views of Mt. Machhapuchre and other surrounding peaks from this site.

We go pass the Hinku Cave, cross plenty of suspension bridges and the vegetation is sparse offering great views of landscapes. We can also see wispy waterfalls cascading on sheer rock face cliffs. We cross the small bridge on the Modi Khola and continue climbing up the wide and boulder scattered glacial valley. The Machhapucchhre looks very different now as the vegetation is sparse of mainly upland rhododendron.

We cross Modi Khola once again and after following it for a while we start climbing up to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The trail leaves the river and ascends steadily towards the moraine ridge ahead on the left side of the valley behind which the lodges are situated.

We feel rewarded reaching Machhapuchhre Base Camp as we see majestic views of the magnificent Mt. Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna. Accommodation: Local Lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 9 Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp 2-3 hours Guest house

Today is the most important day of our trip. We will be arriving at the Annapurna Base Camp. The trail climbs steadily up the gorge between the moraine ridge of Annapurna Glacier and Hiunchuli Peak with an incredible view of Annapurna South and Baraha Shikhar ahead and Machhapucchhre looking back.

We get 360 panoramic views of snow capped mountains from Annapurna base camp including compelling views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Hiunchuli and so many other peaks.

Rest of the day, we enjoy great sunset views. Accommodation: Local Lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 10 Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m/7576ft) 7 hours Guest house

Today also we wake up early in the morning to witness the stunning sunrise views over the Himalayas. Today is mostly a descending trek, so it would take less energy, however, we must control our shaky legs.

Get refreshed at the naturally flowing water through glaciers. In no time, we will be at Bamboo, passing through beautiful forested landscape. Accommodation: Local Lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 11 Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1780m/5840ft) 6 hours Guest house

We leave behind Bamboo today, as we make our way through the trails that took us days to go up. In this direction, towards Chhomrong, the trail first climbs steeply along stone steps or irregular rocks with occasional sections of a gentler incline.

At the top you can see Chhomrong straight across the valley. Crossing the Chommorong river, we climb up towards Chhomrong through a stone staircase. Then we finally descend towards Jhinu. A couple of minutes downhill takes you to a natural hot spring where you can dip yourself to relax your muscles. Accommodation: Local Lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 12 Jhinu Danda to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara 6 hours

During the final day of our Annapurna Base Camp trek, we gradually descend towards the river stream and climb through the fields and arrive at Sauli Bazar from where the trail straightens towards Nayapul.

We will then enjoy the walk through terrace fields while walking towards Nayapul from where we catch a drive to the scenic lake city of Pokhara. Relax and enjoy free time at Pokhara.

Day 13 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 6 hours

We drive back to Kathmandu today. Try to get left pane of your vehicle to enjoy the greeneries, mountains, river gorges, villages and terraces during the drive. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.

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what’s included
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available teahouse/lodge accommodation (twin sharing ) during the trek
  • One professional, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking trekking guide including his salary, food, accommodation, insurance, equipment
  • One porter including his salary, food, accommodation, insurance, equipment
  • Ground transportations from Kathmandu – Pokhara and Pokhara – Kathmandu transfers by private vehicle (but tourist bus for solo trek)
  • Duffle bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket for use during the trek
  • Icicles Adventure T – shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • All government taxes & office service charge
  • First aid medical kit
  • TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
what’s excluded
  • Nepal visa arrangement
  • International/Domestic airfares
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Added night/s accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara because of early arrival, delayed departure, early return from mountain (due to any cause) than the programmed itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu or Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the programmed itinerary)
  • All kind of drinks (alcoholic, hot, or cold)
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters
  • Personal equipments and clothing
  • Tips for guides and porters (Expected but not mandatory)
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 13 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English & Nepalese
meeting/Start point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kathmandu, Nepal
Maximum altitude 4160 meters
Trek difficulty Medium
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customer reviews
5.0 - Excellent Based on 2 reviews
Family Trip to Annapurna Base Camp
From Portugal At
5 - Excellent
“Annapurna base camp trek is wonderful experience for me and my kids. I am certain my kids are left with memories they will always treasure. No words or photos can describe the ten days we spent trekking to Annapurna Base Camp and back. It was awesome, it was incredibly hard for my kids but they forgot the hardship quickly as soon as they gazed up to the peaks. It was so icy cold at times because we trekked at the end of December. We laughed so much and sometimes we nearly cried. We stared at the mule trains carrying all sorts of logistics up and down the mountain trails and wondered at the strong porters. We sweated and gasped up the mountain stairways. We feared for our lives on the slippery slopes coming down from Machhapuchhre Base Camp and we came back to life in the pools of the Jhinu hot springs. And through all of this Shiva and Raj guarded us with their amazing knowledge and understanding, never-ending patience and wonderful sense of humor.”
My Great Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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5 - Excellent
“I have had no idea on Himalayan trekking and arrangements. It turned out to be an amazing journey to Himalaya with amazing people. It was very challenging, but I loved every moment of it! Really enjoyed the whole trip! Recommended trip and the organizer too.”
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