Annapurna Base Camp Trek (Tea House) / NPL – 22

Trekking in Annapurna provides you with unparalleled access to spectacular horizons of snowy peaks, and the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek combines some of the most fantastic mountain scenery with a fascinating insight into the life of middle hill Nepalese. The trail takes us through an ever-changing landscape of rice fields, misty forests and lowland local villages to the glacier. It offers a fine opportunity to surround oneself with Himalayan peaks and to witness the glacier basin of Annapurna Sanctuary formed by Annapurna, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail, Himchuli, and Manaslu). This used to be a complicated trek due to problems with food and lodging. However, there are now many facilities between Ghandruk and Annapurna Base Camp along this trail only used by trekkers. The Annapurna Base Camp trek is considered by many as one the most celebrated trekking routes and the first among the ten best treks in the world. It offers a fascinating insight into the life of middle hill Nepalese, ethnic groups from Hindu farmers to Tibetan Lamas, incredible views of many of the Himalayas' most famous high peaks, crystal clear lakes, and turbulent rivers with deep gorges and hot springs.

Featured Pictures (Annapurna Region)
Brief Itinerary
Day

Activities

01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1340 m).
02 Visit Kathmandu City, Swayambhunath and Patan City.
03 Drive Kathmandu – Pokhara (827 m, 200 kms, 5 hours approx.)
04 Drive Pokhara – Phedi (1130 m) and trek to Tolka (1810 m, 4 hours approx).
05 Trek Tolka – Chhomrong (2040 m, 6 hours approx.).
06 Trek Chhomrong - Bamboo Lodge (2310 m, 6 hrs approx.)
07 Trek Bamboo Lodge - Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3700 m, 6 hours approx).
08 Trek Machhapuchhare Base Camp - Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m, 3 hours approx.)
09 Trek Annapurna Base Camp – Doban (2505 m, 5 hours approx).
10 Trek Doban – Chhomrong (2050 m, 7 hours approx.)
11 Trek Chhomrong – Tadapani (2900 m, 6 hours approx.)
12 Trek Tadapani – Ghorepani (2855 m, 6 hours approx.).
13 Trek Ghorepani - Poon Hill (3210 m) – Tirkhedhunga (1577 m, 7 hours approx.)
14 Trek Tirekhedhunga - Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (827 m).
15 Rest day in Pokhara.
16 Drive Pokhara – Kathmandu.
17 Free day in Kathmandu
18 Departure.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1340 m).
Arrive in Kathmandu. Meet/assist by our representative at the airport and transfer to hotel. On reaching, short briefing on day to day program by our tour guide. Rest of the day is in leisure.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Visit Kathmandu City, Swayambhunath and Patan City.
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour with our guide. Normally, we start sightseeing tours at 9 in the morning. Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath and Patan City. Kathmandu Durbar Square, or Basantapur Durbar Square is the plaza in front of the old royal palace from 16th century and is one of three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Durbar square is surrounded by spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the skills of the Newari artists and craftsmen over several centuries. Swayambhunath is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west ofKathmandu city. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in parts of the temple in the north-west. Later, you will be escorted to Patan City for sightseeing tour. Patan is also known as city of fine art, is one of the major cities of Nepal and is best known for its rich cultural heritage, particularly its tradition of arts and crafts. Return to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu – Pokhara (827 m, 200 kms, 5 hours approx.)
It takes about five hours drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Lake to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Lamjung ranges. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with its beauty.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Drive Pokhara – Phedi (1130 m) and trek to Tolka (1810 m, 4 hours approx).
Drive to Phedi and trek up to Dhampus walking mostly uphill through cultivated fields and local villages. This scenic village is inhabited by mix of people like Gurung, Brahaman and Magar Communities, and it offers spectacular views of Himalayan ranges including the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre range. After having a lunch in Dhampus continue walking to Tolka a nice Gurung village.
Overnight at Tea House.
Day 05: Trek Tolka – Chhomrong (2040 m, 6 hours approx.).
Walking through a nice terraces to Landruk, a beautiful Gurung village provides you an excellent view from Landruk trail to Jhinu. You can enjoy natural hot spring at Jhinu. From here, another one hour uphill to reach Chomrong. Stay at Chomrong (2040 m) towering above the villages is the mighty peak of Annapurna South, with Fishtail facing it across the valley.
Overnight at Tea House.
Day 06: Trek Chhomrong - Bamboo Lodge (2310 m, 6 hrs approx.)
This day, we will leave Chhomrong, the last permanent settlement before sanctuary, and walk up the modikhola valley through beautiful Rhododendron and Bamboo forest. On reaching, Bamboo Lodge, we ends today’s journey.
Day 07:  Trek Bamboo Lodge - Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3700 m, 6 hours approx).
This day we fix our destination to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Machhapuchhare meaning Fishtail is one of the beautiful mountains in this region. The duration of the trek would be approximately 5 hours. On reaching, we will stay at Tea House.
Overnight at Tea House.
Day 08: Trek Machhapuchhare Base Camp - Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m, 3 hours approx.)
In places the path is little rougher as it crosses rocks and small streams. Tantalizing glimpse of the massive peaks that form the sanctuary appear and urge us on. When we reach the moraines the views of all side of snow capped peaks, fluted walls of ice and enormous rock buttress are incredible. Bask in the sunset and sunrise when the mountains glow pink andgold –unforgettable.
Overnight at Tea House.
Day 09: Trek Annapurna Base Camp – Doban (2505 m, 5 hours approx).
We retrace the trail which we came up but of course this time it will be much easier as we will be descending to lower altitude. If you have energy left, about half an hour from Doban a shrine stands in honour of the deity Bataha Than and it is traditional to leave strips of cloth or flowers here. Near the shrine there is an impressive waterfall said to consist of 70 streams.
Overnight at Tea House.
Day 10: Trek Doban – Chhomrong (2050 m, 7 hours approx.)
Still retracing our steps down the Modi Khola valley, passing rhododendron and bamboo forests we reach Chomrong. From here it is obvious why Machhapuchhare got the name Fishtail Peak.
Overnight at Tea House.
Day 11: Trek Chhomrong – Tadapani (2900 m, 6 hours approx.)
We descend down to the Kyumun Khola and trek through the rice fields before we finally we start climbing up to Ghandruk, the picturesque Gurung village surrounded by paddy fields and set against the peaks of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.
Overnight at Tea House.
Day 12: Trek Tadapani – Ghorepani (2855 m, 6 hours approx.).
This day we trek to Ghorepani (2853m.) which takes about five hours. Today’s trek starts with a short decline till a small stream and then uphill through the Rhododendron trees. We come across a place name Banthahiti with the facility of tea houses and lodges. From here, the trail ascends through the forests up to Gurung Hill. Now the trail descends through the forest till Ghorepani.
Overnight at Tea House.
Day 13: Trek Ghorepani - Poon Hill (3210 m) – Tirkhedhunga (1577 m, 7 hours approx.)
Early in the morning wake up and start to hike the Poon Hill. From Poon Hill one can enjou the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Tukuche Peak (6920 m), Nilgiri (6940 m), Varaha Shikhar (7847 m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Annapurna III (7555 m), Machhapuchhre (Fishtail 6,993 m), Annapurna IV (7525 m) Annapurna II (7937 m), Lamjung Himal (6932 m) and other numerous snowcapped mountains peaks. Return back to Ghorepani and then, after breaksfast, trek to Tirkhedhunga. After breakfast at Ghorepani, trek to Tirkhedhunga. The trek begins after crossing a small bridge and trail descend steeply towards the Tirkhedhunga.
Overnight at Tea House.
Day 14: Trek Tirekhedhunga - Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (827 m).
On this day, you will trek to Nayapul and this is the end of the trek. The trail descends gently down to Nayapul along the bank of stream with the beautiful scenary of natural waterfall and local countryside, which is amazingly mysterious. It takes about 4 hours to get from Tirkhedhunga to Nayapul. From here, you will drive by a vehicle to Pokhara which takes about 2 hours. On the way to Nayapul you can see the wonderful Fish Tail, Annapurna South, Annapuna II along with other mountains and the whole Pokhara valley as well.
Overnight at Tea House.
Day 15: Rest day in Pokhara.
Today you have a complete day for personal activities like shopping, roaming in the city. Otherwise, you may take rest in the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 16: Drive Pokhara – Kathmandu.
Drive back to Kathmandu. On reaching, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is in leisure.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu
Rest day in Kathmandu for leisure activities.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 18: Departure.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for onward journey.
 

Note: Airfare, taxes and schedules are subject to change without prior notice.

Cost Include:
- All necessary airport transfers
- Domestic airfares and airport tax wherever applicable
- Twin sharing accommodation on breakfast basis in hotels
- Twin sharing accommodation in Tea House/Lodge/Camp during trekking on full board basis with English speaking Sherpa guide and porters
- All sightseeing with English speaking local guide
- All applicable surface transfer by private vehicle
- Insurance for our trek crew members only
- National Park and TIMS fee wherever applicable
- Monument Entrance fee.
Cost Exclude:
- Any international airfare and airport taxes
- Nepal entry visa fees
- Meals (Lunch/Dinner) except during trekking
- Restricted area permit fees or Special permit fees wherever applicable
- Peak Climbing fees
- High altitude Climbing Sherpa/Porters and equipment
- Insurance and Tips
- Bottled drinks
- Emergency/Rescue in any form
- Expenses of personal nature such as bar bills, laundry, telephone calls etc
- Any cost arise due to flight cancellation, landslide, road blockage, political disturbance etc
- Any other arrangements not mentioned in the above cost include section
 
Trekking Destinations
Langtang Sector Everest Region Trek Annapurna Sector East Sector West Sector
- Tamang Heritage Trail
- Helambu Village Trek
- Helambu Gunjala Pass
- Helambu Paanchpokhari Trek
- Everest Base Camp
- Monastery Delight
- Classical Everest Trek
- Trekking through the 3 pases
- EBC with Island Peak
- EBC with Lobuche Peak
- Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek
- Sailung Trek
- Annapurna Base Camp
- Round Annapurna Trek
- Ghorepani Trek
- Panchase Trek
- Upper Mustang Trek
- Kanchanjunga Trek
- Makalu Trek
- Dhaulagiri Trek
- Upper Dolpo Trek
- Rara & Kagmara Trek
Trip Destinations
- Annapurna Base Camp
- Round Annapurna Trek
- Ghorepani Trek
- Panchase Trek
- Upper Mustang Trek
 
Highlight of this Trek
Trekking in Annapurna provides you with unparalleled access to spectacular horizons of snowy peaks, and the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek combines some of the most fantastic mountain scenery with a fascinating insight into the life of middle hill Nepalese. The trail takes us through an ever-changing landscape of rice fields, misty forests and lowland local villages to the glacier.
 
Trip Facts
Minimum altitude: 1340m.
Maximum altitude: 4130m.
Grade: Easy
Mode: Tea House
Duration of Trek: 11 Day
Entry: Kathmandu - Pokhara
Exit: Pokhara - Kathmandu
 
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