Annapurna Base Camp Trek

This spectacular short trek takes you right into the Annapurna sanctuary traversing a variety of terracing from rice terraces to glaciers.  Very few treks bring you so close to the base of the Annapurna and Fishtail Mountains in such a short period of time as this one does. The setting of the Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) is spectacular, set amidst the mighty peaks of Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Machapuchhre (6,993m) and Hiunchuli (6,441m). This incredible trek can be combined with the Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Panorama treks.

Our trek starts from Pokhara and climbs through rice terraces and interesting Gurung villages before the trail enters a narrow valley wedged between Annapurna South and Fishtail. We reach Machapuchhare basecamp and continue the short distance to Annapurna basecamp (4,200m) which offers dramatic snowy peaks with 360 degree vistas.


US$800*

7 or 9 NIGHT TREK
DEPARTS: pokhara

Maximum elevation: 4,095 m
Level of difficulty: Medium to hard
Availability: March to May & September to November

* Price based on twin share accommodation. Single room supplement available subject to availability.  9 night trek is US$995

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TRIP EXCLUSIONS

  • Domestic and international airfares.  (These can be arranged for us. Please contact us for details).
  • Nepal tourist visa
  • Comprehensive travel insurance.  Click here for an insurance quote.
  • Snacks on the trek
  • Meals in Pokhara.
  • Alcoholic or soft drinks, including bottled water (we recommend using filters or supporting safe drinking water programme)
  • Tips for trekking porters and guides

Trip Inclusions

  • Surface transfer to start of trek
  • All meals on the trek
  • 7 or 9 nights tea house lodge accommodation in twin/triple sharing and occasionally dormitory style.
  • Trekking permits
  • English speaking guide
  • Guide and porters on the trek

 

ITINERARY - 7 night trek

 

DAY 1

Depart Pokhara and drive to Birethanti.  Trek to Ghandruk. Altitude: 1,939 m.

DAY 2

Trek from Ghandruk to Sinuwa.  Altitude: 2,360 m.

DAY 3

Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali.  Altitude: 3,200 m.

DAY 4

Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC).  Altitude: 4,130 m.

DAY 5 

Trek from ABC to Dovan. Altitude: 2,520 m.

DAY 6

Trek from Dovan to Chomrong. Altitude: 2,170 m.

DAY 7

Trek from Chomrong to Lhandruk.  Altitude: 1,565 m.

DAY 8

Walk to Phedi and return to Pokhara by road.


 

ITINERARY - 9 NIGHT TREK (incl. pun hill)

 

DAY 1

Depart Pokhara and drive to Birethanti.  Trek to Tikhedhungga / Ulleri.  Altitude: 1,520 m / 1,960 m.

DAY 2

Trek from Tikhedhungga / Ulleri to Ghorepani.  Altitude: 2,750 m. 

DAY 3

Climb Pun Hill for the sunrise, then trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani.  Altitude: 2,721 m.

DAY 4

Trek from Tadapani to Sinuwa.  Altitude: 2,360 m.

DAY 5 

Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali.  Altitude: 3,200 m.

DAY 6

Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC).  Altitude: 4,130 m.

DAY 7

Trek from ABC to Dovan.  Altitude:2,520 m.

DAY 8

Trek from Dovan to Chomrong.  Altitude: 2,170 m.

DAY 9

Trek from Chomrong to Ghandruk.  Altitude: 1,939 m.

DAY 10

Walk to Nayapul and return to Pokhara by road.