This trek is famous throughout the world for its natural beauty. The journey takes you to the heart of the Himalaya where you will be surrounded by unforgettable views of the peaks! From Annapurna Base Camp, we have an exhilarating perspective of the enormous south face of Annapurna I. It is the first peak above 8000 m to have been climbed, achieved in 1950 by a French team. The feeling of being enclosed by the beauty of the Himalayas will be cherished for a long time to come.
The trek starts in the fertile farmlands lush with greenery and terraced fields and climbs to base camp beneath the towering giants. The initial villages are bounded by picturesque paddies and along the way we pass through groves of rhododendron and bamboo to reach an alpine landscape. The mountain views begin from the first day’s scenic panorama and continue as we pass through a land of wide-ranging biodiversity.
After a tour of the highlights of Kathmandu, we visit the lakeside city of Pokhara and begin with a short, scenic drive to Phedi. From here the trekking begins as we hike up through lush forests to Dhampus, a beautiful village along a ridge top with a spectacular panorama of the Himalaya. We then travel through more forests and over a ridge into the Modi River Valley. We follow this valley through scenic landscape and traditional villages. Eventually we reach the gateway of the Annapurna Sanctuary at the foot of Machhapuchhre, Fishtail Peak. We are now surrounded by peaks as we make a pleasant climb to Annapurna Base Camp, the climax of the trek, located at 4,130 m (13, 506ft). The scenery of a full circle of peaks around us will last a lifetime!
There are many choices for more trekking in the Annapurna area, and if you would like to extend your travels, just let us know and we will arrange according to your preferred schedule!
We have fixed departures and custom treks that can be arranged any day to suit your needs and schedule. Himalaya Hikes looks forward to guiding you into the spectacular Annapurna Region and the most exhilarating scenery in Nepal!
Day 1:Arrive Kathmandu (1350 meters/4450 ft) at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)
Day 2:Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley
Day 3:Drive to Pokhara
Day 4:Drive to Phedi, trek to Dhampus(1500m, 4920ft)
Day 5:Trek to Landruk( 2675 m/8770 ft)
Day 6:Trek to Chomrong(2170m/7120ft)
Day 7:Trek to Doban (2575m/8500ft)
Day 8:Trek to Deurali (3350 m/10,990 ft)
Day 9:Trek to MBC (3700m/12170ft)
Day 10:Trek to ABC (4130 m/13,550 ft)
Day 11:Trek to Himalaya Hotel (2900 m/9510 ft) 5 hrs
Day 12:Trek to Chomrong(2170m/7120ft)
Day 13:Trek to Ghandruk (1950m/6393ft)
Day 14:Trek to Nayapul (1050 m/3443 ft) and drive to Pokhara
Day 15:Fly back to Kathmandu (1345 meters)
Day 16:Leisure Day in Kathmandu
Day 17:Transfer to Kathmandu’s international airport (TIA) for departure home
Day 1Arrive Kathmandu (1350 meters/4450 ft) at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)
Day 2Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley
Day 3Drive to Pokhara
Day 4Drive to Phedi, trek to Dhampus(1500m, 4920ft)
Day 5Trek to Landruk( 2675 m/8770 ft)
Day 6Trek to Chomrong(2170m/7120ft)
Day 7Trek to Doban (2575m/8500ft)
Day 8Trek to Deurali (3350 m/10,990 ft)
Day 9Trek to MBC (3700m/12170ft)
Day 10Trek to ABC (4130 m/13,550 ft)
Day 11Trek to Himalaya Hotel (2900 m/9510 ft) 5 hrs
Day 12Trek to Chomrong(2170m/7120ft)
Day 13Trek to Ghandruk (1950m/6393ft)
Day 14Trek to Nayapul (1050 m/3443 ft) and drive to Pokhara
Day 15Fly back to Kathmandu (1345 meters)
Day 16Leisure Day in Kathmandu
Day 17Transfer to Kathmandu’s international airport (TIA) for departure home
You are advised to consider the following equipments as essentials while packing for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
The gears in the list below are also provided by Himalaya Hikes as a part of your package but if you prefer to use your own private piece, we encourage you to bring your own.
The above itinerary should be taken only as a guide line; since we will be trekking on some of the most remote terrain on earth, it could change due to weather, availability of clean water and campsite, trail or any other unforeseen conditions. In the event of this happening, your senior guide will make the final decision after consulting with the group.