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Next, to the Everest Base Camp Trek, there is an equally beautiful trek in Nepal known to mountain lovers as the ABC trek in Nepal. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek, many have heard about it and others have dreamt about it! The Annapurna Himalayas in Nepal offer entirely different views then Everest but equals in its beauty! During the ABC Trek travelers get in contact with the ethnic Gurung people and their traditions of old. Beautiful views await every nature enthusiast that wishes to explore the Annapurna Range in Nepal.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek of 14 days. It is possible to make it longer or shorter by the Peregrine team according to your wishes. The absolute best season for this trek will have to be between September and November and from March to April. Filled with various fauna and flora, lush forests, life-giving rivers and traditional mountain villages the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is it for every outdoor lover! Trekkers during this trek in the Annapurna Mountains can also enjoy the views of some of the world’s highest peaks and mountains. Highest will be the mighty Mt. Annapurna I at 8,091m followed by Mt Annapurna II at 7,939m and others like Mt. Hiachuli, Mt Annapurna III, IV and of course the iconic Fishtail Mountain also known as Mt. Machhapuchhre.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route

The Annapurna Base Camp trek originates from Nayapul to many foreigners known as New Bridge. Before reaching this starting point a journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes place with beautiful sceneries. Our goal is ultimately the Base Camp of Annapurna. Along with our journey, various hotspots will come in our path such as photographer’s paradise Poon Hill. From where we will enjoy one of the most magical sunrises in the world!

The Trek takes us to lush jungles, crossing various streams and rivers. But also green valleys and villages filled with hospitality and good Nepali culture. A lot of the people living in this area belong to the ethnical group called Gurung. Ghandruk, Ghorepani, and Chomrong are filed with these people practicing ancient old traditions. They still thrive on their ancestor’s methods of farming, handcraft, and way of life. During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, our Peregrine Treks & Expedition guide will help you interact and explain about their culture as we trek through the regions.

Truly a must do if you wish to explore culture and highlands. The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking shows you it all and more. Enjoy the ABC trek in Nepal that promises you some of Nepal’s best places to visit!


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Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary & Other Details

Day 01

Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Once your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu, you will be lined up with your passport and one PP size photo for your visa process. You have to prepare for visa process at $25 for 15 days, $40 for one month and $100 for 100 days. Then you go out after your customs clearance. We will be waiting for your welcome, holding Peregrine Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. signboard and then drive to Thamel approximately 30 minutes from Airport. You will get the room key after which you would be free or invited to visit our company office to introduce your guide and porters who would brief you about your trekking itinerary as well as trekking gears. Welcome dinner will be provided in the Nepali typical restaurant with Nepal cultural show, hosted by Peregrine Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd.

Meal Plan: Dinner included

Day 02

Kathmandu to Pokhara driving by bus

After continental breakfast at your hotel, drive to Pokhara by private tourist bus along the Prithvi highway following Trushuli and Marshyangdi River for about 6 hours. Two hours of driving will take you to take a break for tea and coffee. Then after another two hours of driving, we will take lunch on the side of Trishuli River and continue to Pokhara for another 2 hours. Prithvi Highway is romantic and exciting with views of the river, scattered houses in the hill and terraced farmland on both sides of the river.
We arrive in Pokhara which is known as the gateway to Annapurna region known as beautiful lake city habituated by mostly Gurung and Magar ethnic group. The Northern side of Pokhara will give you a glimpse of snow-capped mountain views of Annapurna region. We will provide you with the hotel at the Lakeside where luxury hotels and restaurants are available with delicious foods from around the world. Once you arrive at the hotel, you will have free time to explore Lake Side Street with your guide. You can buy trekking gears if you have forgotten anything else.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 03

Pokhara to Nayapul to Hile trek

About an hour’s driving will take you to Nayapul (55 km) with amazing views of Machapuchre, Annapurna I, II, III, IV and Dhaulagiri Mountain. Once you get off from your bus, your trekking luggage will be handed over to your porter. You should be careful with the nettle grass on these trails and reach Birethanti to register your ACAP permit and TIMS in their office. After crossing the bridge turn to the left for 3 hours to reach Hile. A Sunny day walking would not be comforted if you are in monsoon and dry season on these trails. But views of terraced farmland and encounter with different tribe people will make you happy. Arrive, Hile, where there are some lodges; if you continue to walk 20 minutes more and reach Tikhedhunga. Your guide will lead you to spend your night.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 04

Trek to Ghorepani

Breakfast at around 7 and start our day crossing suspension bridge and then climb 3250 stone staircase to reach Ulleri about one and half hour. Ulleris is dominated by Magar tribes of people who are popular in British regiment army. Continue gradual climb to Banthanti where you will have the lunch with the best views of Rhododendron forest and scattered village. Continue your Trek to Ghorepani junction which is a steep uphill thought the peaceful Rhododendron forest. If you are in April and May, the Juggle would be colourful with the blooming Rhododendron. Trekkers find difficult sometimes and We arrive Upper Ghorepani after 2 hours passing by Lower Ghorepani for the closer view of Annapurna South and Dhaulagiri ranges from your room. Ghorepani is one of the touristic destinations dominated by Magars tribes where there are plenty of good lodges to provide good food and room for your comfortable journey.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 05

Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tandapani

Early morning hike of about one hour will take you to majestic Poon Hill (3210m).You should prepare your camera, drinking water and flashlight last night before you sleep. Waiting for the sun to rise will raise the anticipation which would be amazing. The gazing mountains and finally seeing the beautiful sun rising in the horizons is an awesome feeling. You will be amazed to see Nilgiri, Annapurna, Himchuli and other mountains glowing in the sunshine. After taking some shouts, we descend down for the breakfast at the same Lodge and continue to Tandapani. First 2 hours of walking has stunning Mountain Views through the Rhododendron forest and reach Deurali (2990m). We descend another hour to the Banthanti to have lunch. After lunch we descend down and climb up for two hours to arrive Tandapani where we get closer views of Annapurna south, Himchuli and Machapuchre.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 06

Tandapani to Chomrung

Tandapani to Chomrong is a downhill trek for about two hours and after crossing the suspension bridge we will climb another one hour for the lunch stop in Gurung. Climb gently uphill for about an hour and then slight walk to the easy trail to Choomroong. The scene of the farmlands would be amazing in this day's trekking. Arrive Choomrong village; you should go in the ACAP check post. Choomrong lies on the lap of massif Annapurna which is the last settlement of the Annapurna Sanctuary, also known as the gateway to the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Choomrong provides more than 10 lodges on the edges of the side from where carrying plastic water bottles is prohibited.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 07

Choomrong to Dobhan

Descend down to the Choomrong Khola though the 2500 stone staircase about one hour. Then cross the bridge and uphill climbing takes you to Shinhwa (2340m). Sinwa has three lodges where the Himalayan Bamboo, Rhododendron, ferns and Oaks forest trail takes you to Bamboo where some of the Lodges are available for your tea break. As you approach Bamboo, you feel yourself closer to the source of the River. Then we continue to Dobhan for another hour through the cool forest.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 08

Dobhan To Deurali

The trail is slightly uphill amidst the cool forest and Two hours of trekking trails lead us to Himala where we would have our lunch. We gently climb continue towards the Hinku cave about 2 hours.The scenes of Hinku cave can be very captivating in the vicinity of the route. It just takes 30 minutes from here to reach Deurali. The scenic beauty of the hills on both sides of the trail is amazing.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 09

Deurali to Machapuchhre Base Camp (3700 m)

It is only 3 hours gentle walk to our today’s destination from Deurali. When you arrive at the top of Deurali, we will see the water which is known as dangerous avalanche place as many people have been dead in the past decade. So we should continue our journey and Last part of this valley will start again for gentle climb through the dense forest to arrive at MBC. After your lunch we will climb high, sleep at lower heights to avoid the high altitude sickness.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 10

Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo

Early in the morning at 4 o’clock, we will begin our steep climb for an hour with the flashlight to see a sunrise from Annapurna Base Camp. You should need to prepare last evening Camera, Water bottle and flashlight. The second part is a gentle climb for another one and half hours to arrive at the Base Camp. On the way to ABC; the trail widens as to enter the Annapurna Sanctuary and vegetation will disappear at this level. Once you arrived at ABC, you will be surrounded by glowing mountains of Annapurna south, Himchuli and massif Annapurna I (8091m 10th highest Mt. in the world). You will just move behind the Lodges at the viewpoint of Annapurna glacier and take some shouts for remind once in life. Then descend down one hour to MBC at some Lodge for the breakfast and continue to the Dobhan for the night via the same route.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 11

Dobhan to Jhinu Danda

From Dobhan we descend to Bamboo and gently climb first part and walk straight to arrive at the Upper Sinwa for about 3 hours. Maybe you can have short rest here with one cup of tea and descend down to Choomrong Khola to cross the bridge. Then climb the stone staircase to arrive at Choomrong to have Lunch. And continue to the Jhinu Danda for your overnight. Jhinu Has a hot spring and after walking 30 minutes down from your Lodge you can take some bath. The trekker's body might be tired on this day but the last day's trekking would be amazing. The Cultural program can be organized in Jhinu together with locals and trekking crew. You can enjoy time here in Jhinu for your successful trip to ABC.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 12

Jhinu Danda To Nayapool, Drive To Pokhara

First 20 minutes descend to cross the stream through the stone staircase and then ascend a bit and easy walking to the New Bridge. Once you pass the new bridge, you will see two trekking routes; left one is to go Dhampush but we will take the right one. From here it takes about five hours to arrive at Birethanti. We will have lunch here, then go ACAP office for entry and walk 30 minutes to catch Taxi at NayapuL to Pokhara for one hour. Once you arrive Pokhara, you can have a good party in the restaurant with your staff.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and included

Day 13

Drive Back to Kathmandu

After your hot breakfast, your guide will take you to the Tourist bus park to catch Bus to Kathmandu. It is about 210 km. Once you arrive at the Hotel, you are going to say bye to your staff so they would expect some tips from you and you can have free time.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and included

Day 14

Final departure to your country

We will drive back to Tribhuvan International before 3 hours early for your departure from your hotel. According to your flight time, prepare yourself, if you have a late flight you can go sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with your trekking guide But you need to arrive at the airport three hours before. So we will transfer you to your airport three hours early from your hotel. The checkout time from the room is 12 am.

Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Accommodation in three-star hotel,3 Nights in Kathmandu and one night in Pokhara
  • Room in best available lodge and all meal (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)during trekking
  • All ground transportation in private vehicle as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu Flight ticket
  • Full day Kathmandu Valley and half day Pokhara Valley guided sightseeing in private vehicle
  • All entrance fees during sightseeing and trekking
  • An experienced English or other Language speaking guide and one assistance guide for more than 5 trekkers
  • One porter for two trekkers
  • Trekking crew member salary, insurance, accommodation and food, and airfares if necessary
  • On hire Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, achievement certificate and trekking map are free services from company.
  • All necessary Permit and TIMS
  • First Aid Medical kit or necessary normal medicine
  • Seasonal fruits during trek
  • Farewell dinner
  • All applicable government and local taxes

Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee and international air fare
  • Hotel accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of an of early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal, early return from mountain because of any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, soft or hard beverages, recharge the battery, bottled/boiled water, extra porters, hot shower, pot of tea etc.) during trekking
  • Tips and gratuities for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
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Trip Facts

Destination:Nepal
Duration:14 days
Group Size:2-16
Arrival on:Tribhuban International Airport, Kathmandu
Departure:Kathmandu
Max Altitude:4130 m.
Difficulty:Moderate
Accomodation:3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara but twin sharing room in trekking
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Diner