Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. (1350m)

    Upon arrival, you will be picked up by one of our representatives from the Tribhuvan International Airport. You will be escorted to the hotel in a private bus/van. The rest of the day is free for resting and. In the evening, you will be meeting with your guide and have a traditional welcome dinner.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1350m
  • Day 02 : Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley, preparation for trek.

    We will wake up early in the morning and have our breakfast. After that, we will go on a guided sightseeing tour where we will see the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We will visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhu, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Later in the evening, we will prepare for our trek and do the last-minute shopping if needed.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1350m
  • Day 03 : Drive to Pokhara by deluxe bus. Overnight at Pokhara (820m)

     After having breakfast early in the morning, we will head out for Pokhara which will be 8 hours drive from Kathmandu. Upon reaching Pokhara, you will be transferred to the hotel and sightseeing around Pokhara for the rest of the day. O/N stay in the hotel.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Pokhara
    • Altitude: 820m
  • Day 04 : Drive to Nayapul and then trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m)

    We will be starting our trek from Nayapul after 1-hour drive from Pokhara. From Nayapul, the trail continues through the north bank of Bhurungdi Khola. From there, it climbs steadily along the side of the valley to Hille and reaches Tikhedhunga at 1577m. O/N stay in Lodge.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Tikhedhunga
    • Altitude: 1577m
  • Day 05 : Trek to Ghorepani (2855m)

    Leaving Tikhedhunga, we will begin our journey with a steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a Magar village at an altitude of 2070m. The trail then continues to ascend through the forest of oak and rhododendron. Then we trek towards Gorephani at 2900m and stay overnight in the lodge.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Ghorepani
    • Altitude: 2855m
  • Day 06 : Trek to Poonhill (3193m) to Tadapani (2590m)

    Very early in the morning, we start trekking to Poonhill, a brilliant mountain range spectacle vantage point that provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending 1 hour we return to Ghorepani and have breakfast. Then, we climb along the ridges through pine and rhododendron forests, towards Deurali and descend to Banthanti turning off to Tadapani. O/N stay on the lodge.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Tadapani
    • Altitude: 2590m
  • Day 07 : Trek to Chomrung (2170m)

    The trail descends from Tadapani through the rhododendron forest to Chiule. A maze of small paths leads down through the terraced fields to a big suspension bridge over the Kimrong Khola. The trail climbs past the village of Klisigo Chiukle. After a series of the waterfall, the trail continues along the terraces to join Chomrong route. We will head to Chomrong and stay the night there.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Chomrung
    • Altitude: 2170m
  • Day 08 : Trek to Himalayan Hotel (2920m)

    After a steep descend from Chomrong followed by a demanding climb to Sinuwa we continue our journey through the forests passing small villages of Bamboo and Doban till we reach Himalayan Hotel. We will rest overnight at the Himalayan Hotel.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Himalayan Hotel
    • Altitude: 2920m
  • Day 09 : Trek to Machapuchhre Base Camp MBC (3700m)

    We climb further past Hinku Cave. After crossing a ravine, the trail climb along boulders, finally leaving the trees behind us. The valley broadens and the scenery becomes wilder as we approach the gates of the sanctuary. Passing between Hiunchuli and Machapuchhre, we reach Machapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) at the entrance of the great amphitheater, where we spend the night. The views and the panorama of Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, and Machapuchhre are jaw-dropping.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation: Camp
    • Place: Machapuchhre Base Camp
    • Altitude: 3700m
  • Day 10 : Trek to Annapurna Base Camp ABC (4130m)

    Today our trekking continues past the Hinko Cave, Deurali, and then Machapuchhre Base Camp, which is not a base camp as climbing Mt Machapuchhre is not permitted. The area is known as Annapurna Sanctuary since it is surrounded by mountains. Annapurna Base Camp ABC lies at an elevation of 4,130m which is 2 hours trek from Machapuchhre Base Camp. There, we will view unobstructed views of very spectacular mountain scenery. Overnight at Lodge.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation: Camp
    • Place: Annapurna Base Camp
    • Altitude: 4130m
  • Day 11 : Trek to Bamboo (2310m)

    After a beautiful sunrise view over the Annapurnas, we will head slowly to Bamboo. The first part of the trial may be steep and slippery. Bamboo is a clean settlement before climbing to Sinuwa.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Bamboo
    • Altitude: 2310m
  • Day 12 : Trek to Jhino (Hot Spring at 1970m)

    We follow the same trail until Chomrong. Once we have passed Khulighar, there is a sheep farm. The trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo fields. From Chomrong, the trail descends very steeply to the Jhino where we can find natural hot springs.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Jhino
    • Altitude: 1970m
  • Day 13 : Trek to Ghandruk (1940m)

    Today we will trek until we reach Ghandruk with spectacular panoramas of the Himalayas. We will stay overnight in the trekkers hub with its many lodges, eateries and shops to stock up on sundry items. Take some time to visir the Ghandruk museum, a tiny exhibit in an old traditional house made of stone slabs where we can learn about the history and the local way of life.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Ghandruk
    • Altitude: 1940m
  • Day 14 : Trek to Birethanti and drive to Pokhara

    As most of trail is steep downhill, we descend to our final destination ‘Birethanti’. It may take 3-4 hours to reach Birethanti from Ghandruk. Upon reaching, we will drive back to Pokhara. Overnight stay in the hotel. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Pokhara
    • Altitude: 820m
  • Day 15 : Drive back to Kathmandu

    Early in the morning after having breakfast, we will be heading back to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we will head to the hotel and take a rest. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1350m