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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

ABC Trek


ABC Trek - Annapurna Base Camp Trek Via Poonhill

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the very popular trekking trails in Annapurna region which is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna. It offers the finest view of Annapurna I (8091m.), Mt. Fang (7647m.), Gangapurna (7454m), Annapurna South (7273m.), Mt. Fishtail (6997m.), and Glacier Dome. The approach to the base camp is through Modi Khola valley.

ABC Trek is excellent trek for first time trekkers in Himalaya Nepal. The trekking offer you full of natural beauty including beautiful forest of rhododendron, oak, pine and many other trees. The flowering vegetation along the way makes anyone feel it is the natural garden. The exploration of unique culture of Magar and Gurung ethnicity is another aspect of the trek. The hospitality of the people of the region can be a good example of respective attitude towards the visitors. The region is perfect for both the adventure seekers and nature explorers.

Visitors can see different kinds of birds and animals while trekking including some rare animals like snow leopard, musk deer etc. as the region is a conserved area by ACAP. The picturesque view of the landscape is very attractive in Annapurna region. The best season for trekking Annapurna region is from March to May and September to December. Annapurna Base Camp Trek Via Poonhill which passes through Birethanti, Ghorepani and reaches a Gurung village called Chhomrong at the altitude of 2660m. The route continues past by Hinko cave and reaches to a pass between Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre peaks.

Trekking Highlights

Trip Duration: 14 days
Trekking Destination: Annapurna Base Camp
Best Time: October /November and March /April
Starting Point: Nayapul
Ending Point: Nayapul
Accommodation: lodge/ Tea house
Maximum altitude: 4130m
Grade: Moderate
Group Size: 1+

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Katmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus
Day 03: Pokhara to Nayapul - Hile by Car/ Jeep and Trek to Ulleri (1940m) 3 hour
Day 04: Trekking Ulleri to Ghorepani ( 2860 m) 5 hour
Day 05: Climb to poonhill(3210 m) and Trek to Tadapani (2630m) 6 hour
Day 06: Trekking Tadapani to Chhomrong ( 2170m) 5 hour
Day 07: Trek Chomrong to Himalaya Hotel ( 2920m) 6 hour
Day 08: Trekking Himalaya Hotel to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) (3700m) 5 hour
Day 09: Trekking MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) ( 4130m) 2 and half hour
Day 10: Trek A.B.C to Bamboo ( 2310m) 5 hour
Day 11: Trek Bamboo to Jhinu Danda( Natural Hotspring) (1780m) 5 hour
Day 12: Trekking Jhinu to Matque - Pokhara ( 4 hour trek then 1 hour drive )
Day 13: Pokhara To Kathmandu by Tourist Bus
Day 14: Departure from Nepal as per time

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Welcome to the country of Mt. Everest! As you arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives will receive you and transfer to the hotel which you have booked in Kathmandu. Hotel staffs will complete check in and manage for your accommodation. We organize welcome dinner in the hotel in the evening with our team.

Hotel & Breakfast

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara drive by Bus- 6 hrs.
After breakfast, we leave Kathmandu and drive to Pokhara through Prithivi Highway. On the way, we enjoy the overwhelming view of rocky hills while going along the river. The road is smooth but traffic jam may disturb. We stop in Kurintar for a cup of tea from where we view the Cable-car’s sliding up and down to Manakamana. If time remains, you will visit important places of Pokhara city. Fewa Lake, Mahendra Cave, Davis Falls, Gorge of Seti River under Mahendrapul and many other places are there to visit in Pokhara. Night stay in a hotel in Pokhara city.

Hotel & Breakfast

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul- Hile and trek to Ulleri (1940m, 3 hour )
Today, after having breakfast in Pokhara we drive for an and half hour to Hile. Our trekking starts from here. We walk for 3 hours to reach Ulleri. The trail is not difficult for 30 minut then we accend to Ulleri The journey is entertaining enough. A lot of picturesque views inspire you to click your camera during your trek. We stay in ulleri in a guest house.

Breakfast +Lunch + Diner

Day 04: Ulleri to Ghorepani Trek (2860m.)- 6 hrs.
This day trekking trail is slightly uphill to Ghorepani. The astonishing view of high Himalayas and beautiful landscape gives pleasant experience while following the trail. We pass through some settlements and terraced fields. We stay in a lodge at Ghorepani.

Breakfast +Lunch + Diner

Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani Trek (2520m.) 6-7 hrs.
On this day, we trek for more than 6 hours to reach Tadapani. We pass through a forest and continue along the river side. You can hike to Poonhill to get the photographic scenes of natural landscape. The mountains are seen glowing while walking through the route to Tadapani. We stay overnight in a lodge in Tadapani.

Breakfast +Lunch + Diner

Day 06: Tadapani to Chhomrong Trek (2020m.)
On this day, we walk descending to Kemrung Stream. After crossing the forest of rhododendron we walk towards Chhomrong across Gurung village. Chhomrong warmly offers us the close-up view of Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Mt. Annapurna, Virgin Peak and Hiunchuli. You can explore Chhomrong area stay in a lodge overnight.

Breakfast +Lunch + Diner

Day 07: Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel Trek (2850m.)- 6 hrs.
This day trekking trail follows Chhomrong River and ascends for some elevation. On the route, we cross through rhododendron forest and reach Dovan. The picturesque view of the natural beauty follows us while we trek. Remaining afternoon and the evening is to wander around Dovan. We spend a night in Himalaya Hotel. Overnight at Lodge.

Breakfast +Lunch + Diner

Day 08: Himalaya Hotel to MBC Trek (3700m.)
This day trekking trail heads to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The route is pleasant with the views of the photographic scene of the landscape and snow capped mountains. It is about 6 hours walk to reach the destination but we can preserve time if we increase our speed. We stay overnight at lodge in MBC.

Breakfast +Lunch + Diner

Day 09: MBC to Annapurna Base Camp trek (4130m.)
After having hot breakfast, the trekking trail continues to Annapurna Base Camp. The area is known as Annapurna Sanctuary which is covered with lofty mountains. The area gives an astonishing view of Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Barah Shikhar. We spend night in a guest house dined with potato soup and traditional Gurung bread which is specially for preventing from effects of cold. Overnight at Lodge.

Breakfast +Lunch + Diner

Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo Trek (2300m.) 6hrs.
This day trek is retrieve back from Annapurna Base camp to Bamboo. Annapurna South and high Himalayan peaks tries to pull back to base camp where you feel heavenly intoxicated with the beauty of nature. Pleasant walking through forests and passing some villages provide chances to explore the area. We stay overnight in a guest house in Bamboo.

Breakfast +Lunch + Diner

Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda Trek (1780m.) 5 hrs.
On this day, we trek Jhinu Danda. The trekking is descending from Jhinu Danda with the pleasant walk enjoying the scenic beauty. We reach at Jhinu Dada and explore the surrounding area. The panoramic views are impressive from the hill especially sunset views are lovely. We stay overnight in a guest house in Jhinu Danda.

Breakfast +Lunch + Diner

Day 12: Jhinu Danda to Nayapul Trek and drive back to Pokhara
This is the final day of our trekking. We trek to Nayapul from Jhinu Danda and end our trek there. We drive back to Pokhara and explore the beauty of it. You can climb to Sarangkot hill which is famous for adventurous paragliding sport. Explore Pokhara City and overnight stay in a hotel.

Hotel & Brekafast

Day13: Drive back to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to hotel where you either have leisure time or you may catch the last moments exploring the missed sights. There are opportunities of shopping for gifts to your nearest ones. In the evening, we have a celebration dinner together.

Hotel & Breakfast

Day 14: Departure Day
As it is the last day, we have to bid goodbye to the guest as visit in Nepal comes to the end for this time. If you have time enough, you can have sightseeing and purchasing the token of love from Nepal. Before 3 hours of scheduled flight, our representatives will take you to the TIA. We hope you will be planning for another adventure-trip while you are on returning back to your homeland. You can extend your Nepal stay if you have time and money too.

Cost include on:

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: 2 Nights 3 Star Hotel in Katmandu. The hotel is very clean, 24 hour hot shower, TV, free WI-FI and best location in Thamel city center.
  • Your Meal in Trekking: 3 Meals a Day ( 10 Breakfast,10 Lunch and 9 Dinner) during the trekking.
  • Trekking Permit and Paper work: All necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation entry permits and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • Transportation: Ground transportation by Tourist Bus from Katmandu to Pokhara / Kathmandu, and Private car/Van from trek starting and end ending place from Pokhara. To Pokhara.
  • Accommodation in Trekking: All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful , friendly and English speaking Trekking Guide. His well- paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance etc.
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 peoples). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation.
  • Hotel in Pokhara: Two nights standard accommodation in Pokhara.The hotel is near by lake. you can enjoy mountaon view from roof of the hotel.
    Adventure Certificate: Our Company provides Adventure Trekking Certificate.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.

Cost does not include on:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Katmandu).
  • Your Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Food in city like Katmandu and Pokhara. (also arrive early from mountain than our Itinerary.
  • Your personal expenses. (Phone call, Laundry service, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porter, bottle of water or hot water, shower etc.)
  • All the alcoholic drinks and bar bills .
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Extra Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu because of Early arrive or late departure. early arrive from mountain (due to any reason) Than the schedule Itinerary.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

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Name: Katie & Siew
Country: Malaysia
Email: ktangdr@hotmail.com
Trip Feed Back: Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Hi Mr. Babu . Thanks for the great trip to Annapurna Base Camp- very well organized, with no hitches. Mr. Babu was at the airport to receive us and he was most helpful in ensuring we have a good trip. We were introduced to our guide Arjun Nepal who had worked in Malaysia before.

The trail took us through many different terrains – up and down rocky mountains, by streams of gushing waters, through farmlands and forested areas. We crossed many suspended steel bridges and scaled many hills. We had the opportunity to experience snow falls and hailstones at the Macchapuche Base Camp (3700m) and trekked in 3-4 inches of snow to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC, 4130m) the next morning. This was unexpected at this time (May 1 2012) of the year.

The trip had been made pleasant by our very helpful and able guide as well as porter (Bishnu). Arjun was most accommodating and spoke very good English and even the Malay language he picked up while working in Malaysia.

I would certainly recommend Adventure Great Himalaya Treks and Expedition. This is my second trip with the company. The last was the Everest Base Camp in 2010. They are reliable and the price is reasonable too

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