Annapurna Base Camp Trekking - 10 Days

The Annapurna Base Camp is 10 days trekking starting from Pokhara. You will have to through pass the Machhapuchhre Base Camp to reach the ABC, enjoying two base camps at the price of one. Trek is a luscious mix of remarkable mountain vistas, thick rhododendron and bamboo forest ecosystems. This is world famous trekking site, if people do trek they will think of Annanpurna Base Camp Trekking.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek or the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Welcome to the World’s famous short trekking route in the Himalayas-Annapurna Sanctuary Trek (not the Annapurna circuit).

Starting from tourist favorite town from lakeside of Pokhara, the road heads to Birenthanti, check point and last bus stop at Syauli Bazar, and continues through farmland and lush forests and to narrow gorges overlooked by the mighty Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhru. Another name for Machhapuchhre is Fishtail Mountain.

The Annapurna Base Camp, 4100m, acronym ABC, Trek is a luscious mix of remarkable mountain vistas, thick rhododendron and bamboo forest ecosystems.

It introduces you to a vast variety of birds and wildlife whilst offering you the most magnificent views of the snow-capped mountains of the Annapurna Range. Our destination is ABC where we will be encapsulated by a mountainous wonderland, being surrounded by the icy peaks of some of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountains.

If you are hiking through Poon Hill and Ghorepani, the trail takes you to the heart of the Gurung and Magar cultures and their traditional way of life. This is the trail of the view point of the vast and mighty Himalayas.

(This is full text, to make short and brief, please edit) Annapurna trekking has been wildly recognized as a naturalist’s paradise. The upper sub-alpine steppe environment harbors some of the rare snow leopards and blue sheep. Other areas of the region protect bird species such as the multi-colored Impeyan, kokla, and blood pheasant among a multitude of other birds, butterflies and insects. Many plants native to Nepal are found in this forest. The conservation area has 100 varieties of orchids and some of the richest temperate rhododendron forest in the world.

Annapurna base camp trek is famous for trekkers. The principal peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna Himal are Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare, are arranged almost precisely in a circle about 10 miles in diameter with a deep glacier-covered amphitheater at the center. From this glacier basin, known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, the Modi Khola knifes its way south in a narrow gorge fully 12,000 ft. deep. Further south, the gorge opens up into a wide and fertile valley, the domain of the Gurungs. The middle and upper portions of Modi Khola offer some of the best short trekking routes in Nepal, and the valley is located so that these treks can be easily combined with treks into the Kali Gandaki region to the west.

Poon Hill Excursion

The trail is equally a delight for natural experiences. On the third day of our trekking, we leave our luggage in hotel at Ghorepani for Poon Hill excursion before dawn to catch the spectacular sun rise. Poon Hill is one of the best viewpoints in this trek for a sun-rise view and mountain vista. Mount Dhaulagiri, the Annapurna Range and Mount Machhapuchhre to the northern part and the Butterfly Peaks in the far western part are all visible from atop Poon Hill. Finding yourself in the base giant Annapurna I (8091m) with 360-degree Mountain View is terrifically beautiful that is beyond your imagination that is an unforgettable lifetime mountain holiday experience in Nepal.

Best Time

October November and March and May are the best seasons for trekking. June July August monsoon here. March April May is rhododendron blooming season. As the sun touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan Giants, (Dhaulagiri 8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m), among many other peaks, gradually become visible magically before your eyes. This trek offers great opportunities to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region with a limited short time of trekking. If you would like to avoid crowd then it is recommended to trek in winter (December – February). The temperature is cold in the mornings but not unbearable and it is warm during day hikes and clear sky with fantastic view most of the days.

Hot springs

There is a natural hot spring near Jhinu Danda, you can cleanse yourself spiritually in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that ease away your aches and pains. But I don’t see much tourist go there.

People and Culture

The locals we will encounter in Annapurna Base Camp Route are mix ethnic groups; there are Brahmans and Chhetris in lower elevations and Mongoloid Himalayan people in Himalaya. Mostly there are Gurung and Magar people in the area, famous for Gurkha regiment. If you would like to explore more cultural and traditional heritages in Himalaya we suggest you to trek to Langtang, Manaslu, and Everest region. But no doubt that Annapurna is the best for scenery as some 55000 people trek there every year.

How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Regarding the difficulty of this trek, it is very moderate and doesn’t demand advanced physical fitness levels so anyone can accept the challenge in nature, walking in this trek. Also, those who are traveling with children can also get pleasure from this trek. Trekking Annapurna Base Camp via Ghorepani allows your body to get adapted and acclimatized with high altitude.

What to Pack

Once your booking is received with us, we will send you the list of Packing List specifically required for this trekking. But in the meantime, consider buying some good hiking shoes and start wearing them now. Make sure it is comfortable and not hurting. No technical kit is required.

Please feel free to ask us for your customized trip that meets your budget, time restrictions and interest.


Annapurna Base Camp is world famous trekking place in the world. You will have to through pass the Machhapuchhre Base Camp to reach the ABC, enjoying two base camps at the price of one. Trek is a luscious mix of remarkable mountain vistas, thick rhododendron and bamboo forest ecosystems.

Trip HighLight

  • Breakfast in Chomorong
  • Stay in Machapuchhre Base Camp
  • Rhododenrum, Bamboo Forest and Valley between the Mountain walk


Day 1
Kathmandu to Pokhara (All trip are customisable)

1. Meet and greet in Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel. Trip arrangement, get permits, preparation.

Day 2
Pokhara to Ghorepani Drive, Hike and Trek

Trek to Ghorepaani (Altitude 2800m) – 5-7 hours walk
Our journey continues after hot breakfast at around 08:00 o’clock in the morning. Today, it is a bit demanding steep walk up of stone staircase to Ulleri for about one and half hours. Lunch break at Banthanti and beyond Banthanti, the trail goes through magnificent rhododendron and oak forests. It is 6/7 hours walk in total to get to beautiful Ghorepani. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 3
Hike Poon Hill/3200m and trek to Tadapni (Altitude 2570m) 5-6 hours walk

An early-morning hike up to Poon Hill/3210m for amazing brilliant sunrise and panoramic view of high Himalaya, It takes about 45 minutes and 400 meter walk up to the view point. After enjoying sun rise and Mountain View come back to hotel and after breakfast trek to Tadapani/25400m. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 4
To Chomrong, 2170m in elevation

Trek to Chhomrong (2170m), overnight in lodge. Leaving Tadapani and descending steeply through the forest and through some small areas where people live on in these mountains. This takes a few hours as we descend 700m down. We will reach a bridge at 1,900m and up we go up hiking to Gurung village of Gurjung as the trail eases. We will have a tea break in Gurjung and continue for 3 more hours to reach Chhomrung which is at the elevation of 2,140m, this will be our resting place for the night at the top of the mountain town. Small town has grocery store and Bakery shop. This is 11km in walking distance completing possibly in 5-6 Hours. During the spring season, the journey is amazingly rewarded with the soothing view of forests laden with Rhododendron flower, the national flower of Nepal. Excellent tea houses facility available on Tadapani to Chhomrong distance as well as the most of the Annapurna region trekking trails in Nepal.

Day 5
Chomrong to Himalaya via Sinuwa-2360m, Bamboo-2310m, Dovan-2600m and resting in Himalaya-2920m.

From this village, you will trek down to the river and will climb again to Sinuwa. If the weather is nice, you will have nice Mountain View, The trail is mostly uphill and jungle walk. It takes 6-7 hours walk.

Day 6
Himalaya to Deurali-3200m, Machhapuhhre Base Camp -3700m, Annapurna Base Camp (4130m).

From Himalaya, you will probably not see any greenery if you are hiking in winter. All you see is snow, stream and people crossing by. You are in the middle of the great Annapurna Mountains. The cloud runs and cover you faster than your walk, causing sun light to disappear. All you see is the sky and the Mountain. Walk slowly in this dimension. I personally like this trail because it looks like you are in the region.

Day 7
Annapurna Base Camp to Dobhan.

The climb to Annapurna Base Camp takes under two hours. You descend a small ridge branching out from the mountain pass to mountainside with widespread terraced fields showcasing tranquil meadows and lush fertile farming land. As you reach Annapurna South Base Camp, witness awesome picturesque landscapes, majestic panoramic view of snow-capped mountainous peaks and varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna massive. Tremendous Annapurna Range stops your heart beat for a while; whole day without rest chill out around to explore ABC. At the end we will drop down back to Dovan for the night.

Day 8
Dobhan to Jhinu Danda for Hot Spring.

Descend on a long, steep, slippery stone staircase from the village of Dovan. Climb out of the side valley passing through deep forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak to Chhomrong, from here steeply down trek more 45 minutes take to you Jhinu, where you can enjoy the natural hot spring small polls near Modi Khola.

Day 9
Jhinu Danda to Pokhara

Option 1. Today we will walk the down part of the trail mostly flat with spectacular mountains views. Traverse high above the river on a wide stone-paved trail to a large and prosperous town Birethanti (1000m). We continue our walk to Nayapul and catch a private vehicle to get to Pokhara. We spend a beautiful night in Pokhara city. You can have some expedition over famous city streets, End of your trek. To Pokhara Via Landruk.
Option 2. This route was pretty flat apart from the final push up to Landruk. Here we were overtaken by some old ladies carrying massive baskets of wood on their backs. After spending the morning in the hot springs the 3 hour walk proved enough for us

Day 10
Drive to Kathmandu.

Pokhara has much things to offer you. Please visit Sightseeing in Pokhara Page or click here.

What are included in this tour?

  • 1. Airport picks up
  • 2. Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • 3. Sightseeing in Kathmandu with entrance fee
  • 4. All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • 5. Tea house accommodation during the trek
  • 6. English speaking guide during the trek. If you need porter let us know.
  • 7. Pokhara – Kathmandu flight ticket or Car hire, depending your booking
  • 8. Trekking Entrance fee and TIMS Card
  • 9. Travel & Rescue arrangements
  • 10. All our government taxes and official expenses

What are not included in this tour?

  • 1. Your food in Kathmandu and Pokhara, depending on booking.
  • 2. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks etc.,
  • 3. All beverages and drinks.
  • 4. Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • 5. Personal trekking equipment.
  • 6. Tips for guide, porter and driver
  • 7. Loss of equipment and items
What are the other facilities in ABC?

Hot Shower, Wifi, Cell Phone Charging on pay per use basis.

What kind of facilities you can get in tea houses?

You can get private rooms in most of the tea houses but the toilet and shower room need to be share. They have a hot shower and cold shower facilities. For cold shower free of charge but Hot shower need to pay around US$ 1 to US$ 5.

What are the drinking water sources of supply in trekking?

Every lodges and tea houses have boiling water available for trekkers. You can buy bottled water in some places. Guide tells you the best thing about water.

What are the permits?

You need two types of permit, National Park permit and Trekking information Management permits(TIMS). These are booked by us.

Do I need to have Travel Insurance?

Yes Please. Make sure that you are insured before trekking to Annapurna region. You should buy medical and mountain evacuation insurance for trekking. We suggest you buy insurance policy that cover helicopter evacuation if necessary.

How long do we have to walk every day?

According to your fitness level we walk about 6-7 hours a day, walking hours can be adjusted. Walking downhill is much easier in the high altitude. More higher you go, slower you walk.

What do we do if incase of altitude sickness?

Well, we should avoid altitude sickness means do not think about altitude sickness when we are on trekking. As we know, we have, be positive, when we are on high altitude, control your attitude. If in case we get altitude sickness symptoms than we descend lower elevation or use first aid or other medication to recover. If the condition gets worsen take the horse and get down to lower area.

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Trip Facts

  • 4130m
  • 2+
  • Private Car
  • Hotel, Tea Houses,
  • 10d/9n
  • 4/10
  • Feb, Mar Apr, May, Sept, Oct, Nov