Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Ghandruk Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

$ 495.00

Trip Duration: 8 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Best Season: Feb to May, Sep to Dec

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trek in the Annapurna region. The trekking is filled up with great scenic landscapes and panoramic views of the Himalayas like Annapurna- the 10th highest mountain in the world, Gangpurna, Machhapuchhre and others snow-capped mountains. The trekking trail of Annapurna Base Camp is considered one of the best trekking trails in the world where hordes of trekkers from all over come for trekking. The trekking route of Annapurna Base Camp Trek will take you to remote villages, beautiful valleys, alpine lakes, glaciers, lush forests and nature at it’s best. The ultimate quest of the trek is to reach the Annapurna Base Camp located at 4130 meters above sea-level. The trek starts from Nayapul after driving from Pokhara and it require gradual ascends every day towards the base camp en-route passing along beautiful villages like Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Dovan. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is ideal for nature enthusiasts and those who wish to witness some of the world’s tallest glorious Himalayan series as well as get to know the local culture and traditions of the communities living high up in the mountains.


Trip Highlights

• Witness majestic views of the snow-capped peaks like Annapurna, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre & others
• Hike to the Annapurna Base Camp with panoramic view of the Annapurna range
• Hiking past roaring rivers, lush countryside, alpine meadows, beautiful valleys, glaciers
• Get to know the local culture and traditions of the people living in high Himalayas.


Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Pokhara to Ghandruk (1940m) 5-6 hrs

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts early in the morning with adrive from Pokhara to Nayapul and the trek to Birethanti. Ascending up from Birethanti will reach the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk. En-route enjoy some great Himalayan panorama and passing along small villages like Chimrong, Syauli Bazaar, Chane. The trail then crosses a suspension bridge over Khumlu Khola to finally arrive at Ghandruk. The village of Ghandruk offer superb views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Hiuchuli and others. There’s also a Gurung museum at Ghandruk which showcases Gurung culture and tradition. O/N Lodge.

Day 02: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m) 4-5 hrs

Watch the early morning sunrise view over the Himalayas and after breakfast start the trek to Chhomrong. The trail first climbs up from an hour to Ghandrukot then descend to Kimron Khola. It then ascends steeply until reaching Chhomrong. Ascending up to Chhomrong en-route one can spot spectacular views of mountains like Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre. Though small but Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of Mt. Annapurna. O/N Lodge.

Day 03: Chhomrong to Dovan (2580m) 5-6 hrs

After breakfast, start the trek with the trail passing via Modi Khola and entering the wooded slopes of the Himalayas. Afterwards, the trail crosses a suspension bridge and ascends to Sinuwa Danda. It then passes through a dense rhododendron forest to arrive at Khuldighar. Now you will have to descend along a stony steeps into the deep bamboo and again rhododendron forest to ultimately reach Dovan. O/N Lodge.

Day 04: Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) 5-6 hrs

Today, the fourth day of Annapurna Base Camp Trek involves gradually ascending following the trail above the river through the dense forest. The trail then crosses two streams passing along a solitary place. At this point, the sceneries become more beautiful and exotic. En-route some wild lives can be spotted like wild pigs, deer or even snow leopard. Later on you climb up to the Hinku Cave and after ascending further will reach Deurali. From Deurali, the trial climbs through a river bed to the mountain side. This is the avalanche prone area at some points of the trail so one has to watch carefully. Hiking further will reach Bagar from where the route leads to MBC. MBC commands great views of Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I & II, Gangapurna. O/N Lodge.

Day 05: MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) 2-3 hrs & back to Dovan

This day is set for hike to the Annapurna Base Camp where the hike starts enjoying great landscapes and also spotting the snow boulders melting and forming small streams. The route widens up as it enters the sanctuary then it follows a stream and climbs to a small settlement area. Above the sanctuary, one can enjoy spectacular view of the southern face of Annapurna towering above the sanctuary. Upon reaching ABC offers majestic views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other mountains. Afterwards, return back to Dovan for overnight stay. O/N Lodge.

Day 06: Dovan to Jhinu (1760) 5-6 hrs

Today after early breakfast continue the trek towards Jhinu. The trail first leads uphill through a stone steeps to the ridge before reaching Sinuwa. It then drops down to a hill from where ascending will arrive again at Chhomrong. After trekking further from here will reach Jhinu for the night. O/N Lodge.

Day 07: Jhinu to Tolka (1700m) 5-6 hrs

Continue the trek from Jhinu to Tolka via a nice village of Landruk. The hike today is mostly downhill for the first hour then after a gradual up all the way to Tolka. En-route the trial passes through mustard fields enjoying great Himalayan view. Soon it reached Landruk and then Tolka. O/N Lodge.

Day 08: Tolka to Phedi via Dhampus 5hrs & drive back to Pokhara

The last day of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek and after breakfast start the trek from Tolka village to Phedi via Dhampus. In fact the entire region from Phedi is called Dhampus. Upon reaching Phedi, meet the vehicle and drive back to Pokhara.


What is Included

• Pokhara – Nayapul – Pokhara by private vehicle.
• Accommodation during the trek at guest houses/lodges.
• Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
• Experienced English speaking trekking guide and necessary porters (1 Porter for 2 trekkers) during the trek including their transportation, food, accommodation, salary, equipments and insurance.
• Annapurna Conservation area entrance Permit and fees.
• Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card fees. (Please bring 2 passport size photos for TIMS & Permit)
• First Aid medical kit.
• All government taxes, VAT and office service charge


What is Not Included

• Travel insurance
• Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, hot shower etc.)
• Any kind of drinks (tea/coffee, hot chocolate, boiled water, bottle water, cola, beer etc.)
• Tips for guide and porters


Trip Notes

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
September 13, 2017

My expectations were high for this trek as earlier my friend recommended this trek for me. So, when I decided to do it and get there at the base camp, I was right as it turn out to be the most rewarding experiences of my life. Would recommend to anybody.

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