Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is one of the short and easy Base Camp trek than other Base Camp treks in Nepal. The trek takes you to the base of 7000 and 8000 meters mountains in short time offers stunning Himalayan views, different landscapes, rural settlements and most attractive cultures. The trek has some steep climbs and crosses rocky, narrow path, but It is not difficult, so you can reach the Annapurna Base Camp without altitude problems. Annapurna Base Camp is surrounded by beautiful high Himalayan peaks. Entire the trek route there are frequent tea shops where you can easily buy the drinking water, Coca-Cola and hot drinks.
The trek offers an amazing walk through the diverse landscape and culture complete with rich mountain vistas, terraced fields, quaint Gurung villages and a wide variety of flora and fauna. If you want to trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) first you need to go famous touristic city Pokhara by tourist bus, private car/vehicle or flight/airplane from Kathmandu.
The Annapurna Base Camp is a high glacial basin lying north of Pokhara and situated below a ring of eleven of Nepal’s major peaks. Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary is based on which route you choose because the trek gives you short and long days trekking options so you may choose the short or long version of the trek as per your requirement.
The long trek trail goes via Poon Hill that begins from Nayapul, it is about one-hour drive from Pokhara. The trek from Nayapul our original plan first ascends to Ghorepani Poon Hill (3210 meters) for the best sunrise and magnificent views of Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurnas, Machhapuchchhre (Fishtail) and many other snow-capped mountains.
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 planned first trek to Annapurna Base Camp and Poon Hill on the return.
The short trek trail goes directly to the Ghandruk village or Jhinu Danda (hot spring) from Nayapul but also some trekkers starts the trek from Dhampus Phedi or Kande. Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is possible to operate any time of the year, but the best time is from March to May and September to Mid December.
On the trek trail there is good availability of teahouse/lodge facilities, offers basic accommodation and hygienic food to the trekkers and climbers. Most of the trekkers prefer to eat and sleep at teahouse which is much cheaper than doing a camping trek.
Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan
Day 03: Kathmandu Flight or Bus To Pokhara (850 m)
Day 04: Pokhara Drive to nayapul trekking 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 Machapuchhre 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: Drive or fly to Kathmandu (1350 m)
Day 16: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur
Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or relax
Day 18: Drive to Airport for flying your own destination
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