Annapurna base camp is still safe and open for trekking after the earthquake in Nepal. Annapurna base camp trek is considered one of the best trekking in the world for budget travelers. A mild level of trek difficulty covers 85km trekking in distance. The Annapura Base Camp trek altitude ranges from 850m altitude in Pokhara to 4150m elevation at Annapurna Base Camp, the final point of Annapurna Base Camp trekking.
The Annapurna Base Camp trek has 7 days to 12 days different trekking route map and itinerary is the best for cultural insight, modereate adventure and Himalayan views. Annapurna Base Camp sits on a glacial basin that offers amazing views of over 7 Himalayan peaks including Annapurna I - the 10th highest mountain in the world. The beautiful trek is one of the favorite things you will have on this trip so far. Walk in the clouds at Annapurna Base Camp Trek based on the length of time you want to spend, diffiuclty and budget.
Day 1: Arrive to Kathmandu (1345m) Nepal
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, our airport representative will meet and greet you there and transfer to hotel by private tourist coach – car, jeep or bus.
Day 2: Kathmandu Tour.
A nice breakfast before commence your Kathmandu day tour by private coach with professional tour guide. On Kathmandu day tour, we will visit Pasupatinath Temple, Buddhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath stupa known as Monkey temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Day 3: Kathmandu Pokhara by tourist bus or by flight.
After an early breakfast, we drive to Pokhara by tourist coach. After the 7 hour journey, we will arrive in Pokhara early afternoon, in time for you to look around this lovely town. It is only 30 minutes Himalayan scenic flight by flight.
Day 4: Pokhara Tikhedhunga Trekking
Drive to Nayapul (1010meters) by private vehicle, and trek to Tikhedhunga (1570m)
3 hours Trekking begin at Nayapul after 1 hour driving from Pokhara. After 15 minutes short walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1015meters) a large village that has many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village. The trail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. From there, the trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1495m and after the short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1570meters. A short and relatively easy day trekking offers you to become used to the experience of trekking in Nepal.
Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani (2840meters).
Leaving Tikhedhunga, the 5 hours trekking journey starts with a steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2070 meters. The trekking trail then continues to ascend more gently through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti at 2250 meters. Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2460m. After an hour of walk this brings you to Ghorepani at 2840meters.
Day 6: Trek Poonhill (3210m) /Tadapani (2610m).
Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m) early in the morning and trek Tadapani (2610m) for 6/7 hours.
Today, very early in the morning, take an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3210m), a brilliant spectacle. This vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. We spend about 1 hour before returning to Ghorepani where we take a hot breakfast. We then trek to Tadapani (2610m). Before starting towards Tadapani, we climb along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). After that we descend to the Banthanti, and then turn off to Tadapani.
Day 7: Trek Chhomrong (2140m) for 5 hours.
Leaving Tadapani, we descend steeply through forests of rhododendron and some scattered villages and then the trail eases as we reach Gurjung which is the village of Gurung people, with an easy walk to Chhomrong (2140m).
Day 8: Chhomrong Dovan (2500m) trek for 5.30 hours.
Today the hiking trail drops down to the Chhomrong Khola and again continues climbing to Khuldighar (2380m). There is a clearing in the forest a little further on offering spectacular views. From here the trekking route goes very steeply down a bank of rock and then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river.
Day 9: Trek Deurali (3200m) via Himalayan Hotel (2900m) for 4 hours.
We have a short walking day due to altitude and the risk of snow avalanche in the area that we need to cross in the next morning. The trekking day begins with the climb through bamboo, then rhododendron forests to Himalayan Hotel and on to Hinko cave. The accommodation will be in Deurali on the ridge above Hinko. It is this stretch of trail that is most subject to avalanche.
Day 10: Trek Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) via Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3700m for 5 hours.
The trekking climbs up past the Machhapuchhare Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp. We are totally surrounded by mountains in 360 degree angle at Annapurna base camp an area known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. Two hours trek from Machhapuchhare Base Camp take you to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) (4130 m). Here, you will view spectacular mountain scenery surrounds you.
Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2345m) for 6 hours.
We follow the same trail down today. The trail drops down by 1700m to the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo (2345m).
Day 12: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda Hot Spring (1780m) for 5 hours.
We follow the same trail to Chhomrong. As we wind through rhododendron and bamboo fields. From Chhomrong the trail descends very steeply to the Jhinu hot spring, where we can take a well deserved dip.
Day 13: Jhinu Danda hot spring to Sarankot (1650 m) for 6 hours.
Today is our second last day of the trek. The trail descends to the right of the Modi Khola for 4.30 hours relaxing walking to Birethanti. Upon reaching Nayapul we take a bus to Naudanda, and then trek to sarankot. This tiny town provides you with the best sunrise and close views of many mountains like the Annapurna range, Dhauligiri, Fishtail including views of the beautiful Pokhara valley and Fewa Lake.
Day 14: Sarankot to Pokhara (900m).
From Sarankot we walk steeply down then we take a bus back to Pokhara. In the afternoon we have a sightseeing tour around Pokhara Valley, which covers Fewa Lake, Devi’s water fall, Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement and Gupteshower cave etc.
Day 15: Pokhara Kathmandu (1345m).
Overnight back at the hotel in Kathmandu. There is an option here for people to continue on to Chitwan National Park. This tour should be booked prior to leaving Kathmandu.
Day 16: Kathmandu Airport.
Free until airport time and final transfer to airport to get your flight back to home.