Annapurna Base camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also popularly known as ABC Trek. It is one of the best treks that allows you to experience beautiful scenarios, the culture of people living in high altitudes, e.t.c.
About the trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is way around one of the remote traditional villages where our journey heads towards greetings of provincial people exceeding lush green growth with scenery snow-covered white mountains with fine views and a delightful blend of cultures unprecedented by any other treks in the World.
Annapurna Base Camp is by far one of the most beautiful treks. It’s a path to the brilliant bastard amphitheater of the extremely elegant peaks of the Annapurna mountain range. ABC trek is the most familiar and vibrant hike in the Himalayas of Nepal. The journey starts from Pokhara in the foothills of the Annapurna and dies through charming villages of Magar and Gurung public as Gurkha soft soldiers recuperate. The lushness of the Rhododendron woodland, happy villages, and sky kissing mountains landscapes within just 8 days or less constitute an outdoor journey one of the most popular.
The journey is indifferently full of exciting bums of ups and downs on the rough trail. Annapurna base camp at (4,130 )m is a funnel-shaped valley with panoramic inspection of Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8,097m/26,566ft), Tent peak, Fishtail, and others. Melting snow of the immense rock faces form a glacier that drains into the Modi River.
Annapurna I is the tenth highest peak in the world and is the first of the 8,000 m peak climbed as early as in 1950.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular journeys in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a temperately laborious trekking route. So, any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. It is a considerably easy and shorter trek than other high altitude treks in Nepal. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you dare to, you can. This trek incorporates diverse terrain, culture, and wildlife. Along with the most spectacular and close up view of the Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri.
The ABC Trek is also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek because you walk along the protected area’s trail. The journey can be considered as much of an ecclesiastical journey as a venturesome one. It is considered one of the most beautiful sanctuaries globally- protecting not only the floral and faunal species of the land but also its natural environment and the local ethnic culture. You can enjoy and encounter local ethnic Gurung and Magar cultures at small settlements and villages throughout the trip sitting at an altitude of (4,130m/13,549ft).
The Sanctuary is an oval-shaped plateau that is surrounded by a ring of the Annapurna Mountains. Due to its unique terrain, trekking through it presents you with a flourishing Himalayan ecosystem that consists of lush woodlands blended with drier terrains. As you ramble along the unsophisticated trails that are adorned with rhododendron canopies, you can also come across Thakali people who have dainty villages at the foothills of the Annapurna Himalayas.
Encountering small chores and goombas, the trekking trail is a tranquil journey of exotic traditions that transports you to another time. Gliding farmlands and terrace rice farms are also a common sight while trekking, and thick pine and bamboo forests make the adventure a relaxing escape away from the bustling cities.
The most popular trekking destination Annapurna Base Camp trek, also known as the sanctuary trek; combined with dramatic views of the mountain ranges against the blue sky, nature in its untouched form in the rural villages, it’s a hike to the huge amphitheater enclosed by a solid wall of snow-capped peaks, the Annapurna base camp.
We kick start our trek at Nayapul/Birethanti, a town that’s a short drive away from Pokhara. We trek through the rice terraces along the rushing Modi river to Tikhedhunga/ulleri. We stay there overnight to recharge ourselves, and the next day of our trek, we reach Ghorepani. You can explore the villages and interact with the people to get an insight into their life and culture. It’s a slightly harder hike, but you’ll be rewarded with fantastic views of the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare, and Hiunchuli, as well as our first peak of Dhaulagiri.
Early morning, the next day, we make our way to Poon Hill to watch the renowned sunrise over the snowcapped Himalaya. From Poon Hill, we go to Tadapani, then Chomrong, and finally the Annapurna Base camp where we see a fantastic sight of glaciers and mountain ranges from Hiunchuli, past Annapurna South to Annapurna I (8,097m/26,566ft) Gangapurna, Khangsar Kang, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchhare. Then we return to Nayapul through bamboo on our way. We stop by Jhinu Danda to relax in the natural hot springs there. our trek finishes, and we drive back to Pokhara.
Annapurna Base camp trek is not particularly strenuous but of unparalleled beauty to that of other treks, which is also a reason for its popularity. This is just an 11-day Annapurna Base Camp trek, but for those who don’t have that much time and are willing to push themselves a little, we also have a & days Annapurna base camp trek, where you get the same experience within a week!
Day to Day Itinerary for ABC Trek
Day 1: Drive to Pokhara (820 m)
After an early breakfast, our endeavor towards Pokhara by a tourist bus (probably 6-7 hours journey). On our way, we can see the picturesque Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers along green and rocky mountains, rivers connecting each other, and small springs too.
Pokhara is a beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa and began Lake, also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna (8,091m), Machapuchare (6,993m) in the north, Dhaulagiri (8,169m) in the west, Manaslu (8,156m), and Lamjung Himal (6,983) in the east. Pokhara is a lakeside tourist’s paradise with many facilities for travelers. You can roam around the lakeside where people of different cultures come to hang out and have a good time near Phewa lake. Accommodation at the bank of Lakeside.
Day 2: Drive From Pokhara to Nayapul/Birethanti (1039m) trek to Tikhedunga - Uleri
After a nourishing breakfast at the bank of Phewa Lake, we’ll continue our journey with a short drive through the beautiful landscape on the way to Nayapul/Birethanti or off-road of Hile, we start our trek from here. The route follows pleasantly through the fertile jungle and terraced fields along a rushing river.
This place is an important point along the trekking route that runs from Pokhara towards the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre base camps and further towards the town of Jomsom, then we follow the trail through the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola, steadily up the side of the valley to Hille(1,495m) and after a short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga(1,570m). We walk steep up to Ulleri (2073 meters), a large beautiful Magar village.
Day 3: Trek from Uleri (1,540 m) to Ghorepani ( 2,860 m)
After a long drive and short trek towards Tikhedhunga /Uleri, today we’ll head towards a steep ascent. we can take in astonishing views of the snowy peaks of the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare, and Hiunchuli. Then we ascend more gently through rhododendron forest where we can see wild animals like monkeys and along the way we can also see springs and rivers Making the land seem like paradise towards Nanghethani(2460m).
After an hour more walking we’ll reach our destination Ghorepani, a spectacular settlement located on a ridgeline. The views of the Himalayas from this village are breathtaking. We can see panoramic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas on a clear day. Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV, V, Tukuche, Dhampus, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Barah Sikhar, Machhapuchhre (commonly known as Fishtail) are some of the major peaks seen from here.
In this way, our 3rd day at Annapurna base camp will be successful with amazing pictures of humongous mountains and lots of memories.
Day 4: Early morning hike to Poon Hill viewpoint (3,210 m) , then trek to Tadapani (2,630 m)
If you are sunrise lover today is your day, we’ll have an early start of the day as we begin before sunrise to ascend Poon Hill in time to view the sunrise on the Himalayas. We’ll ascend to Poon Hill just in time to view the sunrise on the Himalayas. After taking a natural view of sunrise and the warm sun kissing We can have viewed a brilliant panorama of mountain ranges from Poon Hill of mountains Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, more than 32 ranges of the Annapurnas and much more which will make you feel a heaven is a place on earth.
After enjoying the views, we return to our lodge for a hearty breakfast and then follow a pleasant forest trail through rhododendron and oak groves to Deurali(2960 m), then we descent to Bandhani and finny to Tadapani another beautiful village with great views of the peaks! As you can assume today will be the day of glancing at mountains and hills to make memories for life.
Day 5: Early morning hike to Poon Hill viewpoint (3,210 m) , then trek to Tadapani (2,630 m)
After long mountainous sightseeing in the Poonhills today We’ll enjoy an early morning panorama from Tadapani as the peaks light up. After a healthy breakfast early morning while viewing the sunrise in Tadapani, we’ll hike through Ghandruk and a steep descent to Kimron River, and up to Chhomrong, on our way, we will see the great view of Annapurna South, Fishtail mountain.
It is a great place situated on the lap of mighty Annapurna massif. Chomrong is a village in the Annapurna area of Nepal and a popular overnight stop for those walking the Annapurna sanctuary trek or base camp trek. The village is spread over a hillside that has stunning views of the Annapurnas and Machapuchare.
Day 6: Trek from Chomrong (2,165 m)to Himalaya (2,890 m)
Today’s trek is a bit longer. We make our way down through the spread out, the picturesque village as We follow the trail down to Chomrong Khola, through the picturesque village, and climb to the valley of the Modi River. We follow the trail through a clearing in the forest then through the lush jungle with rhododendron (Nepal’s national flower), dense bamboo, and oaks.
We pass a trailside canyon and eventually we make it to our evening’s destination.
Day 7: Trek from Himalaya (2,890 m) to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m)
From Himalaya, we’ll follow a route through the narrow gorge along the Modi Khola glacier valley past more forests. We pass a large overhanging rock known as Hinku Cave and the lodges of Deurali before making it to the entryway of the ‘sanctuary,’ which ultimately takes us to Annapurna base camp. We will be walking close to the Annapurna glaciers.
On our way, Machhapuchhre Base Camp offers us a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. From Annapurna base camp, we get a 360-degree view from Hiunchuli, past Annapurna South to Annapurna I (8,097m/26,566ft) Khangsar Kang, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchhare.
Today is also mountain scenery day. Humongous mountains have been seen at close quarters, including the Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I-IV), Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, and Paungda Danda. Numerous other peaks of 6000-8000m in elevation rise from the Annapurna range. This might be the day which you’ll never forget in your entire life being around snow-capped mountains. We will spend overnight in base camp. It can be considered as Interval of Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Day 8: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m) to Bamboo (2,350 m)
After leaving our footprints on Annapurna base camp, we’ll have a 10 miles trek today. We will continue our trek out of the“Annapurna Sanctuary “ and retrace our steps out of the Modi River Valley.
We eventually make it to our serene stopover point named Bamboo. We’ll encounter huge mountains on our way and feel the cold breeze on our way. After a long journey, We spend overnight at Bamboo.
Day 9: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m) to Bamboo (2,350 m)
After a long 10 miles journey from ABC to Bamboo, We’ll continue our way down the river towards joining danda, passing through the serene forests of We continue our way down to Kimrong Khola and start ascending, passing through the serene forests of rhododendron, bamboo, and oak.
Jhinu Danda is located in a very exotic geographical place. Due to which trekkers can find the soothing natural hot springs. Here, we can relax and soothe out your tired muscles. At the same time, observing the natural sights around. Forests filled with rhododendron forest and vegetation largely occupy the central hot spring areas. Along with that, we can even celebrate the achievement of reaching Annapurna Base Camp.
Moreover, the place seems to attract tons of new visitors each year without decreasing the overall tourist numbers. Meanwhile, We then ascend to Chomrong village before dropping by the small peaceful settlement of Jhinu Danda. This village has a nearby riverside hot springs where we can soak our tired muscle.
Day 10: Trek from Jhinu Danda (1,780 m) to Siwa/Ghandruk Phedi (1,150m) and drive to Pokhara (820m ) via Nayapul
We have reached our final day on the trekking trails. After leaving Jhinu Danda hot spring, We follow the plain dust road along the right of Modi Khola, which is regarded as one of the best and most relaxing walks of the entire trek. We reach Siwa/Ghandruk Phedi.
We then say goodbye to the trails and make a return drive through the picturesque countryside to Pokhara. Accommodation at a hotel near the lake. It is the last day to walk before finishing up Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Day 11: Drive from Pokhara (820 m) to Kathmandu (1,350 m)
Early in the morning, we depart from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. The 200 km route goes along the Marsyangdi River and then the Trishuli river offering a good view of the natural scenery and farmland. The bus makes one last climb and we arrive at the valley of the gods, Kathmandu. Accommodation at your selected Hotel in Kathmandu.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will head to our hotels respectively and then it is entirely up to you what you wish to do. Upon your request, we can arrange a Kathmandu city tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites, Durbar Squares, Tourist places, etc. with our well-informed and experienced guide. It is the last day of Annapurna Base Camp Trek.