Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek
One among the top ten trekking site in the world, Annapurna base camp trek is one of the most
fascinating and worth adventure one can have in their life time. This adventurous trek is best for natural
exploration along with the taste of distinct culture and rural lifestyle. Annapurna base camp trekking
is trek to the mountain valley which lies in the lap of Annapurna Himalaya range in the north western
region of Nepal.
The base camp is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary as it lies surrounded by giant snow peaks where
anyone can find themselves immersed in the heavenly beauty of nature. The name “Annapurna
Sanctuary” was given by the first explorer of this area, named “Jimmy Roberts” a British adventurer
in 1956. Inside the sanctuary one can get overwhelmed by the breathtaking view of forever standing
Himalayas: Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7,555 m.), Gangapurna (7454 m.), Annapurna south
(7273 m.), and Machhapuchrae (“fishtail” 6997 m.), encircling the base camp in their nearest proximity.
The only get way to the sanctuary is via Modi Khola valley which lies between Annapurna base camp and
Machhapuchrae base camp.
The ABC trek starts from Pokhara, one major tourist attraction city of Nepal. The city is best blessed by
nature with the stunning view of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m.), Mt. Machhapuchare and Mt. Annapurna that
mirrors in the Phewa Lake which lies in the heart of the city. The abundance of lakes and natural ecstasy
are the pride of Pokhara and for those who can’t risk into difficult treks and mountaineering, they can
simply enjoy their travel limit in Pokhara and enjoy the stunning Mountain View within the city luxuries
and soft weather. Pokhara is the gateway to northern Western region of the Nepal and thus most of the
mountaineering and trekking route commence from Pokhara.
The Annapurna base camp trek also starts form Pokhara. From pokhara the next rest point is Nayapul
or Phedi which is a hour and half long drive from central Pokhara. From Pokhara the foot walk trek
start along the trails which follows different minor cities and small villages like; Tikhedunga, Ghorepani,
Tadapani, Chhomrong, dovan, Maachhapuchare Base camp and finally to Annapurna base camp.
The return trail descends down the Modi Khola valley to Pokhara via different rest points. The whole
trek trails leads trekkers from green terrain cultivated field to barren grey hills to silvery shiny majstic
himalays. The diversity in vegetation, climate, flora and fauna can be found along the path. Especially
in spring, when the rhododendron blossom, whole the dense rhododendron forest turns red and white
giving an exotic experience for the trekkers. The dominant resident of the area are Gurung, Thakali
and Magar people. Their traditional lifestyle and humble nature welcomes every visitor with homely
affection. The villages along the trek trails are like the living museum of ancient culture and lifestyle
of dominant resident of the area. The trek can be an experience of natural and cultural synchrony
The Annapurna base camp trek is organized mostly by all Travel agencies in Nepal. The trek can be 15
days in average and all accommodation and travel expenses except administrative and personal cost are
included in the package.
The Annapurna Base camp Trek was considered relatively unsafe during the political conflict that persist
in Nepal for decade long but now since the country is in peace process, the trek trails in the area are
safe and hastle free in terms of security inquiries and restriction.
The Annapurna Base camp Trek is a tantalizing experience and the flooding trekkers here every year
illustrate the interest and satisfaction of the visitors.
Annapurna Trek Travel Itinerary
The Annapurna trek Travel is organized by most of the travel agencies in Kathmandu. The tour package
is maximum of 15 days average which includes travel from arrival to departure from Kathmandu
International Airport.
1.Kathmandu to Pokhara:
Kathmandu to Pokhara is a 200 Km distance which can be cover either by airways over land.. The

Prithivi Highway connects Pokhara to Kathmandu, companied by other sub highways and stunning
landscape and river. The flight takes 25 minutes from kathmndu to Pokhara. As Pokhara is the most
popular tourist destination, there is easy access of travel to the city.

Pokhara to Nayapul:
From Pokhara the actual Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek starts. To Nayapul, one can reach via vehicle which is a
hour and half drive.
Nayapul to Tikhe Dhunga:
From Nayapul, the foot trek starts. The trails follows agricultural landscape, bamboo forests, natural water falls and
ponds to reach Tikhe Dhunga. One can stay overnight here.
Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani:
The trek from Tikhedunga to Ghorepani is full of sceneric beauty and cultural experience. The trek ascends to small
Magar village (Ulleri) up to the Ghorepani accompanied by the river “Bhurungdi Khola”. The trek trail is accompanied
by small restaurants and rest house so one can have their lunch and take rest in between the trek. Ghorepani Is
famous for sightseeing. Poon Hill is a hill station at the height of 3,193 m. It lies in Ghorepani and is very famous
for Mountain View as stunning view of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South,
Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m) and other mountain range can be seen from here.
Poon Hill is an hour walk from Ghorepani which is also perfect place to view sunrise and sun set over the mountain
range. Many internal and external tourists take short trekking tour from pokhara to Poon Hill as well.
Ghorepani to Tadapani:
After night stay at Ghorepani, the next trek is to Tadapani. The trek route followsthe open grasslands with amazing
scenery of majestic snow peaks ( Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Manaslu) in front and rhododendron forest along side.
Tadapani To Chhomrong:
From Tadapani the route descend down the dense rhododendron forest and climb steep trail to reach the
Chhomorong. Village. The path offer magnificient mountain view of Annapurna range and Mt. Machhapuchurae
(“Fish tail”).
Chhomrong to Doban:
The trek to Doban continue towards dense “khuldighar” forest after crossing chhomrong Khola.
Doban to Macchpuchurae Base camp:
Machhapuchrae Base camp is the gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary. The trek from Doban flows the steep slopes
and muddy surface of Modi Khola. The journey here is booned with spectacular travel adventure as the rocky steep
surface and water spring allows any one to enjoy the true trek gist and the stunning eye close Himalayan range chill
the eyes.
Trekking commence virtually continuous climb through deep bamboo forest. The valley becomes increasingly
hemmed in by ever steeper slopes which witness periodic avalanches. There are regular stream crossing on the
trial. May be you can have some rest at hotel Himalayan(2873m) before to ascend to Hinko(3139m) a short path
beyond,Deurali(3231m).Walking all the way through Bagar, then get to Machhapuchare Base Camp

* Day * Day 9. MACHAPUCHARE BASE CAMP (3,600m) The goal today is to pass through the gates of the
sanctuary. We trek up the muddy surface of the Modi Khola, then along a rocky trail to Hinku cave. From here we
climb towards the base camp of Machapuchare. There are stupendous views of the Hiunchuli, Annapurna I & III,
Gangapurna and Machapuchare, the ‘fish tail’ mountain peak.

* Day 10.ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP (4,100m) We continue our exploration of the sanctuary and ascend to the
Annapurna Base Camp.

* Day 11.BAMBOO (2,500m)

* Day 12.JHINU (1,750m)

* Day 13.POTANA (1,600m)


* Day 15.Afternoon Flight to Kathmandu


Day 09: Trekking from Dovan Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m):
Trekking commence virtually continuous climb through deep bamboo forest. The valley becomes increasingly
hemmed in by ever steeper slopes which witness periodic avalanches. There are regular stream crossing on the
trial. May be you can have some rest at hotel Himalayan(2873m) before to ascend to Hinko(3139m) a short path

beyond,Deurali(3231m).Walking all the way through Bagar, then get to Machhapuchare Base Camp
Day 10: Trekking from Machhapuchhure Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m).
From Machhapurchhare Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp route is about 2 hours. After reaching Annapurna
Base Camp have a Lunch. Annapurna Base Camp is mostly surrounded by Himalayas and glacier. It is called
Annapurna Santuary too. One can explore around Annapurna Base Camp with breathtaking panorama, magnificent
view and Himalayan glacier.
Day 11: Trekking from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2340m)
Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo ( 2300m) . This trekking route is graadually come down to Bamboo
through Himalayan Hotel and Dovan, overnight at guest house
Day 12: Trekking from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1750m).
Trekking back from Bamboo to Jhinnu Danda via Chhomrong which is same way, from Chhomrong about an hour
walking, it takes 1 hour to get to Jhinu Danda. You find here natural hot spring.
Day 13: Trekking from Jhinu Danda to Pothana (1990m):
After breakfast in the morning, the trekking trail continues come down to Landruk which is a beautiful Gurung village.
The trail emerges in the main Modi Khola valley and reaches Tolkha. Then Tolkha to walk straits some course and
steep up to Deaural and after few hours walking down, get to Pothana from where trekker can see an excellent view
of Mt Fish tail ( Machhapuchhare 6697m).
Day 14: Trekking from Pothana to Pokhara:
This trekking trails starts from Pothana to Dhampus through some rhododendron forest and road is pavement of
stone. Dhampus is Gurung Village which gives perfect gurung culture and tradition. Then slowly steep down and walk
down to Phedi and drive to Pokhara.
Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Pokhara to Kathmandu journey is in option. One is by flight and another is by overland by private vehicle or tourist
Day 16: Kathmandu to onward destination.
Departure from Kathmandu to Airport.