Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is the most famous quick access base camp trek in Nepal. The trek takes you to the base camps of the 7000 and 8000 meters mountains in a short span of time, which offers amazing Himalayan views, varied landscapes, rural settlements and the most fascinating cultures. The trek has some steep climbs and crosses a rocky, narrow path, but it is not difficult, so you can reach Annapurna Base Camp without altitude problems. Annapurna Base Camp is surrounded by the beautiful peaks of the high Himalayas. There are often tea shops throughout the trek route where you can easily buy drinking water, coca-cola and hot drinks.
If you want to trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), you must first go to the famous tourist city Pokhara from Kathmandu by tourist bus, private car/vehicle or flight/airplane. There are many alternative routes for Annapurna Base Camp trekking but most of the people choose the traditional route. It offers a wonderful walk through Poon Hill with diverse landscape and rich mountain scenery, terraced farms, quaint Gurung villages and a wide variety of flora and fauna.
Annapurna Base Camp is a high glacial basin located north of Pokhara and situated beneath a ring of eleven major peaks of Nepal. The trekking itinerary is based on the route chosen by you as the trek gives you trekking options of shorter and longer days so that you can choose the shorter or longer version of the trek as per your requirement.
The long Annapurna Base Camp trek route goes through Poon Hill which starts from Nayapul, it is about an hour's drive from Pokhara. From Nayapul, our original plan is to climb the first Ghorepani Poon hill (3210 m). Poon Hill is an excellent view point of the entire Annapurna region, offering views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and many other snow-capped mountains and excellent sunrise.
After visiting the Poon Hill continues trek to Tatapani, Chhomrong, Deurali, and finally reach at the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 m) and Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m). But some trekkers first go to Annapurna base camp and on their way back they come back via Ghorepani Poon Hill.
The short Annapurna Base Camp trek route also starts from Nayapul and goes through Ghandruk village or Jhinu Danda (hot spring) but some trekkers also start the trek from Dhampus Phedi or Kande. Trekking up to Annapurna Base Camp is possible at any time of the year, but the best time is from March to May and September to mid-December.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek en route has good availability of teahouse/lodge facilities, provides basic accommodation and hygienic food to trekkers and climbers so most of the trekkers prefer to eat and sleep in the teahouse which is much cheaper than doing a camping trek.
Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (850m) drive by Tourist Bus
Day 04: Pokhara Drive to nayapul trek to Tikhedhunga (1577 m)
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2855 m)
Day 06: Visit Poon Hill then trek to Tadapani (2610 m)
Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong (2170 m)
Day 08: Trek to Dovan (2600 m)
Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 m)
Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m)
Day 11: Trek to Bamboo (2310 m)
Day 12: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1780 m)
Day 13: Trek to Pothana (1900 m)
Day 14: Trek to Dhampus Phedi drive to Pokhara (850 m)
Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350m) drive by Tourist Bus
Day 16: Drive to Airport for flying your own destination
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