OVERVIEW

At number 10 in the highest peaks of the world is the magnificent Mt.Annapurna. an elevation of staggering 8,091m approx, its located in the western foothills in North- Central Nepal, stretching from Kali Gandaki in the west to the Marshyangdi in the east. The trek to its base camp is a treat to those you want to venture new in this field. Breath taking views and terraced fields make the trek in the Himalyan range of Annapurna one of the favourites of the trails of Nepal.

Annapurna base camp was first discovered by the British explorer Col. James O.M. ‘Jimmy’ Roberts in the year 1956 and shown to the world as the ‘Sanctuary of Gods’. Even before that the massif has always had a religious significance in the lives of the Hindus residing in these areas. The trip introduces you to an exceptional ecosystem that provides experiences of  lush rural farmlands, waterfalls, and a stunning point for a striking panoramic view of eleven towering mountain peaks !

At a stone’s throw distance from Pokhara, the trail for Annapurna Base Camp Trek (4000 m) begins from the village of Ghandruk proceeding to  Chomrong, Bamboo & Deurali to reach Annapurna Base Camp & back to Pokhara via Jhinu Danda & Pothana. One mostly hauls at Jhinu Danda to soak up all the wear down in the rejuvinating hotsprings and prepare for the relaxing lakes of Pokhara.

The trail takes you through a geographical and cultural diversity offering amazing ranges of flora and fauna; the dense rhododendron standing against the stupendous mountains, the spectacular fresh morning with breathtaking views are just one of the few innumerous picturesque moment you may want to capture. You may even be lucky to catch a glimpse of the varied wildlife and endangered animals gracing these vast landscapes such as the blue sheep, snow leopards, tigers, Himalayan Thar along with various other bird species of multicolored Impheyan, koklas and blood pheasants that make this place a true paradise. Your mind is in a constant state of euphoria with the out of the ordinary beauty.

Scattered through the trail are ethnic villages inhabited by Nepal’s native communities of Magars, Gurungs and Thakali’s, that provide the humbling opportunity to meet the most hospitable hosts there can be. Nepalese have a charm of mesmerizing visitors with their warmth such that their offers for tea, coffee or supper, and most importantly the smile lure you into coming to Nepal time and again.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be best attempted from the month of September to November and March to May, which is also the peak season in the whole trekking region around the country.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Days

9 days

Highest Altitude

4130 meters

Community

Sherpa

Time

4 – 7 Hours Daily

Accomodation

Lodges & Tea Houses

Season

October, November, December, April, May

ITINERARY

  • Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Drive to Nayapul (1070m)
  • Trek to Ghandruk - 1940m (Trek Time: 5 to 6 hrs.)
  • Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong - 2170m (Trek Time: 5-6hrs.)
  • Take the infamous 2767 step stone staircase to Ulleri
  • Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo - 2310m (Trek Time: 4-5 hrs.)
  • Trek from Bamboo to Deurali - 3230m (Trek Time: 3-4 hrs.)
  • Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m), (Trek Time: 5-6 hrs.)
  • Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo - 2310m (Trek Time: 6-7 hrs.)
  • Trek to Bamboo to Jhinu Danda - 1760m (Trek Time: 5-6 hrs.)
  • Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul (Trek Time: 5-6 hrs.) 
  • Drive back to Pokhara

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  1. The Discover Annapurna program is designed for the people who don't wish to go to high altitude but still want a taste of the landscapes, rich variety of scenery, people and activities Nepal has to offer.
  2. The trekking is easy to moderate and the paths and tracks are generally wide and well-marked.
  3. However, we ask that you have a reasonable level of fitness, but you don't need to be an experienced trekker to enjoy this trip. It is an ideal trip for first-time trekkers. Your trek leader or guide will ensure we take a comfortable pace on the trail and support every step of the way.