TheAnnapurna Base Camp trek is a breathtaking adventure in the heart of the Nepalese Himalayas. This 10-14 day trek offers a diverse and stunning landscape, taking you through lush rhododendron forests, terraced fields, and picturesque Gurung and Magar villages. The highlight of the journey is reaching the Annapurna Sanctuary, a natural amphitheater surrounded by towering peaks, including Annapurna I and Machapuchare. The trek provides a rich cultural experience as you interact with the friendly locals and witness their traditions.
The trail is well-marked, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. However, it does involve steep ascents and descents. The reward is well worth the effort, as you'll be greeted with panoramic mountain views and a sense of accomplishment upon reaching Annapurna Base Camp. It's an unforgettable adventure that combines natural beauty, cultural immersion, and physical challenge.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 meters / 4,593 feet)
Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Rest and acclimatize.
Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara (827 meters / 2,713 feet)
Drive or fly to Pokhara.
Day 3: Pokhara to Nayapul, then trek to Tikhedhunga (1,540 meters / 5,052 feet)
Drive to Nayapul and start trekking.
Overnight in Tikhedhunga.
Day 4: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,874 meters / 9,429 feet)
Trek through rhododendron forests.
Day 5: Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3,210 meters / 10,531 feet) and Tadapani (2,630 meters / 8,628 feet)
Early morning hike to Poon Hill for sunrise.
Trek to Tadapani.
Day 6: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2,170 meters / 7,119 feet)
Descend to Kimrong River, then ascend to Chhomrong.
Day 7: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2,335 meters / 7,661 feet)
Trek through bamboo and rhododendron forests.
Arrive at Bamboo.
Day 8: Bamboo to Deurali (3,230 meters / 10,597 feet)
Continue the ascent towards Deurali.
Day 9: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 meters / 13,549 feet)
Trek through the Annapurna Sanctuary.
Reach Annapurna Base Camp (ABC).
Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo
Descend from ABC to Bamboo.
Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,760 meters / 5,774 feet)
Trek to Jhinu Danda and relax in the natural hot springs.
Day 12: Jhinu Danda to Nayapul, then drive to Pokhara
Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.
Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Return to Kathmandu.
Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu
Depart from Kathmandu.