ABC trekking witnesses the panoramic views of Annapurna mountain range and prayer flags in the Himalayas. Annapurna base camp trek in Nepal explores the rhododendron forests and tiny hamlets, meeting with herders, experienced the friendly hospitality of teahouse lodges and high passes at ABC trekking in Nepal.
In general, Nepal ABC trek passes through the remote and imposing mountains of the Annapurna Range. The trek to Annapurna Base Camp begins and ends in Kathmandu with its colorful temples, durbar squares and great shopping. The challenging Annapurna Base Camp trails will reward you with a stunning combination of towering snow peaks and dramatic glacier valleys. Rest and relax overnight in teahouses where you’ll reconnect with ancient ways long forgotten by the modern world and encounter friendly locals. The export team of Sherpa will back up you always to help you and make your ABC trekking joyful and memorable at its best.
Mount Annapurna I (8090m) is one of the highest mountains in the world. It’s surrounding snow capped mountains are equally imposing and create magnificent panoramas from any view point. This trek covers a wide variety of terrain, from lowland pastures and peaceful villages to powerful glaciers and stunning mountain views. In the rugged mountain scenery, we stay in mountain communities and meet friendly Nepali hill people as they go about their daily lives. The trekking to ABC is not only visually superb but also a chance to learn about local cultures. Along the way you can see thundering waterfalls of melting snow cross icy rivers and high mountain passes and reward ourselves with a soak in natural hot springs.
Though the ABC trekking Nepal is not challenging like EBC trek, we need to walk average 4 to 6 hours in a day on steep terrain. Trekking ABC Nepal allows you to experience the roof of the world without major issues associated with high altitude. The highest point of ABC trek is Annapurna Base Camp at 4130m also known as ABC.
Physical and mental prepartion is helpful for ABC trek as there are plenty of ascents and descents in fact there is hardly anything flat! and the walking is strenuous. The weather can be harsh in December and January with snow and frosts. Every of our ABC trekking is led by an experienced local guide who speaks English. We stop at teahouses where our basic mountain accommodation is twin or multi-share, toilet and washing facilities are rudimentary and the food is simple but filling, usually vegetarian.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu Nepal.
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will have a very warm reception and greeting by us, then drive to hotel. There are no arranged activities and trek meeting in the evening.
Day 2: Kathmandu tour by private coach with tour guide.
Kathmandu is a mysterious city of art and architecture, culture and religion and temple and palaces. Today we will take you to visit Kathmandu’s world heritage sites –Swoyambhunath stupa known as monkey temple since there could see different activities of moneys. Pashupatinath temple, the oldest and biggest Shiva tantric temple, there you could see Hindu holy man called Sadhus and dead body cremated on the ghat of Bagmati River. Next we visit Boudhanath stupa, the biggest Tibetan influenced stupa of Kathmandu valley. Have lunch at Boudhanath stupa and in the afternoon visit Kathmandu durbar square and visit Kumari, the living goddess. Then walk back to Thamel through the local colorful market.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Kathmandu to Pokhara either by flight or by tourist coach or by private car, it depends on your budget and interest. If by drive it is 6 hours scenic drive and it is 30 minutes scenic fly by flight to Pokhara is an excellent nature place of Himalaya and lakes. There is no any specific place necessary to see Himalayas in Pokhara. Every point wherever you go you can see awesome Himalayas –Mt. Fishtail and Mount Annapurnas. Reflection of Mt. Fishtail on the Phewa Lake is a good shot up for the professional photographers. Boating on lake is also good in afternoon time pass.
Day 4: Pokhhara Tirkhedhunga Trek.
Nearly 46 km, drive for 2 hours to Nayapul (1035m) by private cab or coach. Then start gentle easy trek to Tikhedhunga (1535m) for 3-4 hours. It is nearly 8km trekking to Tikhedhunga.
Day 5: Tikhedhunga Ghorepani (2873m) trekking.
Trek nearly 12km for 6/7 hours on steep ascends uphill through typical Magar village of Ulleri and evergreen forest of rhododendrons. On the way you could see Annapurna range and water springs.
Day 6: Ghorepani – Tadapani (2610m) via Poonhill (3210m) hiking in the morning.
Early morning trek to Poon Hill (3210m) to catch morning sunrise on the Himalayans. Poonhill is the best place to do panoramic photograph of all the western Himalayan range. To walk 2 kms, it takes nearly 1 and half hours to reach Poonhill. Stay there as much as you like, then descends down to Ghorepani to have breakfast. After breakfast, trek 9km distance for 4/5 hours to Tadapani.
Day 7: Trek to Chhomrong (2100m).
Trek 10 km descends and ascends for 5/6 hours to Chhomrong.
Day 8: Trek to Dovan (2820m).
Trek 10km on descends and ascends mountain trail via terrace fields and forest to Dovan. Today trekking takes 6-7 hours.
Day 9: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m).
10km trek takes 7-8 hours to Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 10: Annapurna base camp to Bamboo (2300m).
Descends down 12-14km to Bamboo, it takes 6/7 hours walking.
Day 11: Bamboo- Jhinu Danda (1700m) Hot Spring.
8-9 km trekking takes 5/6 hours to Hot Spring. Dive in natural hot spring, relax and recover your rheumatic problem and skin disease. It is recovered after diving into natural hot spring, the locals have this belief.
Day 12: Hot Spring - Pothana (1900m).
10 km trek mostly ascends via villages and forest with rice field to Pothana. It takes 5/6 hours walk to Pothana.
Day 13: Pothana –Pokhara (930m)
5km descends down to Phedi which takes 2 hours walk and then drive 19km for 1 hour to Pokhara.
Now it’s time for a well-earned shower and an end-of-trek celebration to enjoy the good things in life like cold beer and a steak, or vegetarian lasagne!
Day 14: Pokhara -Kathmandu.
Kathmandu to Pokhara either by flight or by tourist coach or by private car, it depends on your budget and interest. If by drive it is 6 hours scenic drive and it is 30 minutes scenic fly by flight to Kathmandu. In the afternoon free for last minute souvenir shopping for your family and friends, join our farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with traditional culture show.
Day 15: Kathmandu airport.
Final transfer to airport by private coach to get your flight back to home.
Airport receives and departure transfer by private vehicle – airport/hotel/airport.