Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 16 days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 16 days

Start Point

Kathmandu

End Point

Pokhara

Duration

15N/16D

Grade

Hard

Max Altitude

4130 meters

Meals

B+L+D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

No. of Person

Min. 01 Pax

Per day walking

5-6 Hours

Transportation

Car or Flight

Best Season

Mar-May & Sep-Nov

Activity

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Highlights

  • Annapurna Base Camp and Fishtail Base Camp
  • Rectangular View of Himalayan ranges at ABC
  • Ghorepani Poon Hill for Dhaulagiri Himalayan View and sunrise
  • Ghandruk Gurung Village
  • Banthati to Ghorepani for Rhododendron flowers
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara cultural with nature tour

Annapurna Base Camp Overview

The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek, located in the heart of Nepal, is one of the most sought-after trekking destinations in the world. Renowned for its stunning landscapes, diverse culture, and breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain range, this trek offers an unforgettable experience. While the trek is enchanting year-round, the autumn season (September to November) is particularly spectacular, drawing adventurers from all corners of the globe.

Perfect Weather Conditions

Autumn in Nepal is characterized by clear skies, moderate temperatures, and stable weather conditions, making it the ideal time for trekking. The monsoon rains have washed away the dust, leaving the air crisp and fresh. Daytime temperatures range between 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F), providing comfortable trekking conditions. Nights are cooler, especially at higher altitudes, but still manageable with proper gear.

Spectacular Scenery

The post-monsoon clarity of autumn unveils the Annapurna range in all its glory. Majestic peaks like Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Machapuchare (6,993m), and Hiunchuli (6,441m) dominate the skyline, their snow-capped summits gleaming against the deep blue sky. The lush green forests, filled with rhododendron, oak, and bamboo, are vibrant and full of life. Terraced fields, resplendent in golden hues, ready for harvest, add a picturesque charm to the landscape.

Rich Cultural Experience

The Annapurna region is not just about natural beauty; it is also a cultural treasure trove. Autumn is a festive season in Nepal, with major festivals like Dashain and Tihar celebrated with great fervor. As you trek through traditional Gurung and Magar villages, you will witness the local culture and traditions in full swing. The warm hospitality of the locals, their colorful attire, and traditional music and dance create a rich cultural tapestry that adds depth to your trekking experience.

Diverse Flora and Fauna

The Annapurna Conservation Area, through which the ABC trek passes, is a biodiversity hotspot. Autumn is a great time to observe the region’s diverse flora and fauna. The forests are lush and green, home to a variety of wildlife including langur monkeys, Himalayan thar, and numerous bird species. The vibrant post-monsoon flora, with blooming wildflowers and fragrant herbs, adds a delightful sensory experience to the trek.

Challenging Yet Rewarding Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is a moderate to challenging trek, suitable for trekkers with a good level of fitness. The trail ascends and descends through diverse terrains, from terraced fields and dense forests to alpine meadows and rocky pathways. The sense of accomplishment upon reaching the Annapurna Base Camp at 4,130 meters (13,549 feet), surrounded by towering peaks, is unparalleled. The panoramic views of the Annapurna massif at sunrise and sunset are moments that will be etched in your memory forever.

In conclusion, The Annapurna Base Camp trek in autumn and Spring are a journey that combines the best of nature and culture. With perfect weather, stunning scenery, rich cultural experiences, and the right level of challenge, it offers an adventure that is both exhilarating and deeply fulfilling. Whether you are an avid trekker or a nature enthusiast, this trek promises memories that will last a lifetime.

Detail Itinerary

Our trekking company representative welcomes you at Kathmandu airport. Then transfer to Hotel. Trekking Manager will briefs you about your trip.

After breakfast, Tour guide will lead you some important and popular tour spots which are related with history, culutre and tradition of Nepal. Those are namely Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Monaster and Patan Durbar square which are in records of world heritage sites too.

To go to Pokhara there are two options either by flight or overland. it takes 25 minutes by flight and 6 hours by private vehicle or tourist coach. This trip arranged on the basis of client’s budget.

Trekking starts from Pokhara to Nayapul by overland drive. Nayapul to Tikhe Dhunga is on foot. It takes 1 and half hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. It crosses popular agriculture farm house Lumle and get to Nayapul. This route goes up with Birethanti small town. The trekking trail follows bamboo forests, passes waterfalls with plunge pools. The trekking routes continue to Hile and Tikhe Dhunga. Stay at Tikhe Dhunga.

Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani Trekking trails ascend to Magar Village Ulleri. This route goes up through Pasture and cultivated fields. From Tikhe Dhunga the trail ascends to Ulleri village up a stone staircase. As you climb up you walk beside the cascading river through refreshingly cool oak and rhododendron forests. There are some small restaurants on the way of Ghorepani but not sure where to be served lunch. Though lunch will be had any suitable time and place as you prefer. Then slowly ascends to Ghorepani. Ghorepani is the most beautiful hill station from where one can see majestic views of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m) and other long ranges of mountains.

Ghorepani is a prime location for mountain view and natural scenes in Annapurna Region. The particular place is Poon Hill. This is an hour walking from Ghorepani to Poon Hill for sunrise view over the Himalayas. From Poon Hill trekker can see best Himalayan view points in Nepal and sunrise over the himalayan ranges. Those Himalayan ranges and mountains are namely Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukuche Peak Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m), Gangapurna (7454m), Lamjung Himal (6986m), Mt Fishtail ( Macchapuchre 6997m), Tent Peak and many more High Himalayas. After complete the sunrise viw with Himalayan ranges, back to Ghorepani and then slowly trek to Tadapani.

This trekking slowly steep down to Chhomrong through Rhododendron forest and on the way of between these places trekker has chance to see a spectacle of the towering peaks of Annapurna South, Annapurna (iv) with Fishtail (Machhapachhure) facing it across the valley, dwarfing the villages below.

This route is goes via the forest of Kuldighar, some deep bamboo forest and Rhododendron Jungles.

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

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.

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

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.

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).

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.

Pokhara to Kathmandu journey is in option. One is by flight and another is by overland by private vehicle or tourist bus.

Departure from Kathmandu to Airport.

Cost Details

  • What is Included
  • Airport Transfers - Car/Van/Bus/Jeep
  • Accommodation on B/B basis in Kathmandu.
  • All entrance Fees of Temple, Monastery, Museum, Durbar Square, Monuments and cultural program at evening.
  • Arrangements and transportation expenses during the tour/trekking
  • Arrangements and fees for trekking permits and ACAP permit
  • Arrangements and expenses for Tour Guide/Trekking Guide
  • Insurance, Lodging and Fooding for all trekking staffs.
  • Arrangements of TIMS(Trekking information management system)Card.
  • What is Excluded
  • Any unexpected costs that occur due to:
  • Weather, Trail, Road Blockage, River conditions,
  • Due to circumstances such as:
  • Sickness, Government action, flight delays,
  • Insurance and Emergency Rescue.
  • Major changes in the itinerary
  • Personal and free-time expenses
  • Cold drinks or alcohol
  • Extra hotel expenses
  • Laundry
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Airport taxes
  • Entry visas to Nepal
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