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16 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary map

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Duration

16 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

The Annapurna base camp trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that takes you to the base of the Annapurna mountain range. The trek typically lasts for 16 days and takes you through some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in Nepal.

The trek starts from Pokhara, a popular tourist destination located in western Nepal. From Pokhara, you will begin your journey to the Annapurna base camp, which is located at an altitude of 4,130 meters (13,550 feet). Along the way, you will pass through beautiful forests and rhododendron forests, and get to experience the culture and way of life of the local Gurung community.

One of the highlights of the Annapurna base camp trek is Poonhill, a viewpoint located at an altitude of 3,210 meters (10,531 feet). From Poonhill, you can enjoy stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range, including Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). The Poonhill trek is a short and relatively easy trek that is perfect for those who want to experience the beauty of the Annapurna region without committing to a longer and more strenuous trek.

The Annapurna base camp itself is a beautiful place that offers stunning views of the surrounding mountain ranges and the beautiful Annapurna Sanctuary. You will have the opportunity to take in the beauty of the place while also getting a chance to rest and recharge before embarking on the final leg of your journey.

Overall, the Annapurna base camp trek is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that offers a combination of cultural, natural, and adventure experiences in one of the most beautiful regions of Nepal. If you are an avid trekker or simply someone who loves nature and adventure, the Annapurna base camp trek is definitely a trek that you should consider

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • You will get to experience the culture and way of life of the local Gurung community, who are the indigenous people of the region.
  • You will pass through beautiful forests and rhododendron forests, which are known for their beautiful flowers that bloom in the spring.
  • You will get to see some of the highest peaks in the world, including Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.
  • You will get to enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountain ranges and the beautiful Annapurna Sanctuary
  • You will get to stay in local tea houses along the way, which will give you the opportunity to experience the local culture and cuisine.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
This is the first day of your trek, and it's a good idea to arrive in Kathmandu a day or two early to acclimatize to the new environment and to get over any jet lag. Upon arrival, you'll be transferred to your hotel in the city.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
On this day, you'll have the opportunity to explore some of the cultural and historical landmarks of Kathmandu. Some possible sights to visit include the Boudhanath Stupa, a Buddhist temple and UNESCO World Heritage Site; Pashupatinath Temple, a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva; and Durbar Square, a historic square featuring palaces and temples from the Malla and Shah dynasties.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (approx. 6-7 hours).
This day involves a long drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, a beautiful lakeside city that serves as the starting point for many treks in the Annapurna region. Along the way, you'll have the chance to see some of the stunning landscapes of Nepal, including rice terraces, forests, and mountain views.
Day 4: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (approx. 1.5 hours) and start the trek to Tirkhedhunga (1577 m)
After arriving in Pokhara, you'll drive to Nayapul, the starting point of the Annapurna Base Camp trek. From there, you'll begin your trek to Tirkhedhunga, a small village located at an altitude of 1577 meters. This will be your first day of hiking, and it's a good chance to get accustomed to the trail and to acclimatize to the higher altitude.
Day 5: Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2855 m).
On this day, you'll continue your trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani, a village located at an altitude of 2855 meters. Along the way, you'll pass through forests and small villages, and you'll have the chance to see a variety of flora and fauna.
Day 6: Hike up to Poon Hill (3210 m) for sunrise and then trek to Tadapani (2590 m).
Poon Hill is a popular viewpoint located at an altitude of 3210 meters, and it's a great place to watch the sunrise over the Himalayas. After enjoying the views from Poon Hill, you'll continue your trek to Tadapani, a village located at an altitude of 2590 meters.
Day 7: Trek from Tadapani to Chomrong (2170 m).
oday's trek takes you from Tadapani to Chomrong, a village located at an altitude of 2170 meters. Along the way, you'll have the chance to see some of the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region, including forests, waterfalls, and mountain views.
Day 8: Trek from Chomrong to Dovan (2605 m).
On this day, you'll continue your trek from Chomrong to Dovan, a village located at an altitude of 2605 meters. Along the way, you'll pass through forests and small villages, and you'll have the chance to see a variety of flora and fauna.
Day : Trek from Dovan to Deurali (3230 m).
On this day, you'll continue your trek from Dovan to Deurali, a village located at an altitude of 3230 meters. This will be your first day of trekking at higher altitudes, and it's important to take it easy and acclimatize properly to avoid altitude sickness. Along the way, you'll have the chance to see some of the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region, including forests, waterfalls, and mountain views.
Day 10: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m).
Today is a big day as you'll be reaching the Annapurna Base Camp, located at an altitude of 4130 meters. This is the main destination of the trek, and it's a great place to take in the stunning views of the Annapurna massif and other surrounding peaks. After reaching the base camp, you'll have time to explore the area and take in the views before returning to your lodge for the night.
Day 11: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310 m).
After a day at the base camp, you'll begin your descent back down the mountain, trekking from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo, a village located at an altitude of 2310 meters. Along the way, you'll have the chance to see some of the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region, including forests, waterfalls, and mountain views.
Day 12: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1780 m).
On this day, you'll continue your descent from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda, a village located at an altitude of 1780 meters. Along the way, you'll pass through forests and small villages, and you'll have the chance to see a variety of flora and fauna.
Day 13: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Pothana (1900 m).
Today's trek takes you from Jhinu Danda to Pothana, a village located at an altitude of 1900 meters. Along the way, you'll have the chance to see some of the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region, including forests, waterfalls, and mountain views.

Day 14: Trek from Pothana to Phedi and drive back to Pokhara (approx. 1.5 hours).
On this day, you'll complete your trek from Pothana to Phedi, where you'll be picked up by a vehicle and driven back to Pokhara. Upon arriving in Pokhara, you'll have the chance to relax and rest after your trek.

Day 15: Sightseeing in Pokhara.
Today is a day to explore Pokhara and see some of the popular landmarks in the city. Some possible sights to visit include the Peace Pagoda, a Buddhist temple located on a hill overlooking the city; Fewa Lake, a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains; and Gupteswar Cave, a holy cave located near the lake.
Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (approx. 6-7 hours) and transfer to your hotel.
This is the final day of your trek, and it involves a long drive back to Kathmandu. Upon arriving in the city, you'll be transferred to your hotel, where you can rest and reflect on your journey.

Included/Excluded

  • Airport pickup and drop-off by private vehicle in Kathmandu
  • Transportation by tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back
  • Three nights of hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and three nights in Pokhara, including breakfast
  • Transportation by private car/jeep from Pokhara to Nayapul and back
  • Teahouse or lodge accommodation (generally in twin-sharing rooms) for six nights during the trek, with all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) provided
  • An English-speaking trek leader, assistant guide (for groups of 8 or more trekkers), and porter (for groups of 2 trekkers, with a maximum luggage limit of 10 kg per trekker) to help with luggage and provide guidance during the trek
  • City sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and Pokhara by private car/jeep
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water during the trek
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee
  • Snacks and seasonal fresh fruit every day
  • All necessary equipment, meals, insurance, salary, lodging, and transportation for the guides and porters
  • Farewell dinner at the end of the trek
  • All government taxes and local expenses included
  • International flight airfare
  • City tour guide
  • Nepal entry visa fees for multiple entries at the Tribhuvan International Airport (fees vary depending on the length of the visa: 15 days - $25-30, 30 days - $40-50, 90 days - $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (the limit is 9 kg per person)
  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu before and after the trek, and lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Extra nights of accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, or early return from the trek
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, snacks, boiled bottled water, hot and cold drinks, hot showers, alcohol, WiFi, telephone calls, battery recharging fees, and extra porters
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance that covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (required)
  • Tips for the guide and porters (as per local culture)
  • Additional costs or delays are caused by circumstances outside of the company's control, such as landslides, bad weather, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, or strikes.

Durations

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Tour's Location

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