Annapurna base camp trek is an outstanding hiking holiday where you need 2 weeks in Nepal for the package. If your desire to book only for trekking days it's only 10 days from Pokhara to Pokhara. The sanctuary of Annapurnas is surrounded by mighty Himalayas. This trek is equally fascinate for either experienced hiker or amateur walker. The vistas from Annapurna base camp and panoramic views from Poon Hill are the best highlights of the abc trekking holiday.
The journey for Annapurna base camp will start from by-road or flight to Pokhara, a beautiful lakeside city quite close to the Annapurna range. The scenery will take your breath away. We will start at Nayapul and go as far as Ulleri on the first day- 5-6 hours. We will then take the steep trail up the ridge to Ghorepani (originally Ghodepani). No need to worry as we will stay there overnight and the following morning, will head to Poon Hill (originally Pun Hill) to see the stunning view of the Mt. Dhaulagiri range. This is a rhododendron forested area so although uphill we are in deep shade. In February and March the rhododendrons will be blooming and the Daphne growing in the under- storey smells wonderful.
Descent to Tadapani is quite long and steep so we will take a day, through the farming countryside. Continually our ABC trekking trip will head to Chhomrung village (2,170 meters.) where we will stay overnight. Next day our hiking starts for Hotel Himalaya (2,920meters) and within next couple of days, we will reach to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) (4,130meters) which is the destination of this trip. Because of safety concern and high altitude sickness, we will take you day by day from low altitude to high altitude, where you can enjoy your trekking avoiding acute mountain sickness. On the same day before getting to ABC we will explore Machhapuchhre Base Camp. After spending a night there, the next day we will trek back to Pokhara crossing beautiful local villages likes; Bamboo (2,345meters), Jhinu hot spring (1,780meters). Walking towards high altitude to low altitude will be easy so we can get Pokhara within 3 walking days. From Annapurna Base Camp trekking trip you can see beautiful mountains- Mt. Machhapuchhre (called Mt. Fishtail in English) (6,993m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna II, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Baraha Shikhar, Singu Chuli, Gagapurna and Tent Peak.
After getting to Pokhara we will check in to hotel and next day drive or fly to Kathmandu according to your travel plan. Himalayan Mentor will, of course, be personally escorting the trip. Our experienced staffs (Guide and porters) will try every sort to make your experience wonderful.
Annapurna base camp trek highlights
- Have wonderful sunrise view and magnificent Himalayan panorama from Poon Hill
- Explore 360 degree Himalayan view including Annapurnas, Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail), Hiunchuli from Annapurna base camp
- Walking through waterfalls, streams, rhododendron forest, bamboo forest and many ethnic villages
- Enjoy the varieties of flora and fauna and wildlife throughout the journey
- Have fun with walking on the moderate level trekking trail
- A private guided trip, can takes many breaks for photography and water as required
Altitude chart for Annapurna base camp trek