Annapurna Base Camp Trek, a high glacial basin which looks like an oval-shaped plateau. Lying at an altitude of over 4000 m, it is surrounded by the Annapurna mountain range. Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is a bit shorter as compared to Annapurna full circuit trek and Dhaulagiri round trek in the Annapurna region. It can be completed within 10-12 days. Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek is also popularly known as Annapurna Sanctuary trek.

The journey to Annapurna Base Camp begins in from Pokhara with a one-hour drive to Phedi. Then, we follow the trail uphill through the Modi Khola gorge onto lowland bamboo forests and rhododendrons until we reach a huge rock overhung known as Hinku Cave.

When you enter into the huge amphitheater, you will find yourself enclosed by a solid wall of snow-capped peaks. Some are higher than 7,000m tall, which include Annapurna I, II, III, IV and Machhapuchhre (Fish tailed mountain). If you visit the Annapurna Sanctuary during the good weather season, especially in the fall and spring, you can expect clear mornings and evenings. Thus, opening up a glowing panoramic view of snow-capped peaks and starry skies. The trail has numerous ascents and descents, but offers a wide variety of superb landscapes from low elevation to glacial basin, cultural diversity and diverse flora and fauna.

When you make the excursion to Poonhill you will see beautiful sunrise view over Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. The Gurung villages and frequent stops at tea-shop dotted along the way give a unique cultural experience. Like the Sherpa dominant in Everest region, Gurung is in Annapurna and Limbus are in Kanchenjunga. Ever since the route to the sanctuary was discovered by Col. Robert in 1964, trekking to Annapurna Sanctuary has become the center of attraction among the trekkers.

Trip Highlights

  • Views of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and Kaligandaki from Poonhill
  • Traditional Nepalese lodges selected for meals and accommodation
  • Beautiful green forests, various wildlife, natural hot spring
  • Watch beautiful glaciers and waterfalls
  • Surrounded by a ring of inspiring mountains, including Annapurna I at 8091m

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 03: Drive to New Bridge (Nayapul) (1,070m) and Trek to Ulleri via Tikhedhunga (1,540m)

Day 04: Trek from Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2,850m)

Day 05: Hike to Poonhill (3,210m) & Tadapani (2,630m)

Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomorung (2,020m / 6 hours)

Day 07: Trek from Chhomoring to Dovan (2,500m) 4- 5 hours)

Day 08: Trek from Dovan to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) via Machhapuchre Base Camp (3,700m) 7 hrs

Day 09: Trek from Annapurna Base camp to Bamboo (2,500m) 6 hrs

Day 10: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu danda (Natural Hot Spring) (1,760m) 5 hours)

Day 11: Trek from Jhinu to Pokhara

Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel, Farewell Dinner

Day 13: Transfer to Airport for Final Departure

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