Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Best Season: All Year Round

Max Altitude: 4130 m

Group Size: Min 2 Pax

Transport: Private Vehicle and Flight

Trip Grade



14 Days

Trip Overview

Annapurna Base Camp is a natural ringed by Annapurna South and Annapurna I, Varahashikhar, Gangapurna and the holy mountain Macchapucchre (Fish Tail). The first few days are spent traveling through quaint Gurung villages and lush forests before reaching more barren and rugged terrain.

The trail to Annapurna Base Camp threads up the valley into the sanctuary where it gradually gives way to a gray screen and scrub before reaching snow fields, there are no villages to speak of for five days. Annapurna Base Camp trek is a wonderful trek with some tremendous views, from base camp a labyrinth of mountains tower almost vertically above with Annapurna I in dominance.

An hour or two is spent here taking in the high mountains before commencing the return journey. Five further days are taken returning to Pokhara. Annapurna Base Camp trek is a good introduction to higher altitude without being too strenuous.


Day 01: Arrival – Hotel transfer, tour briefing
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive or flight to Pokhara, sightseeing lake side, peace stupa, Devis fall, hotel over night.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedunga
Day 05: Tikhedhunga – Ghorepani (2750m)
Day 06: Poon Hill for sunrise (3193m) – Tadapani (2590m)
Day 07: Tadapani – Chomrong (2170m)
Day 08: Trek to Chomrong (1920)
Day 09: Trek to Dovan (2505m)
Day 10: Trek to Macchapuchre Base camp (4130m)
Day 11: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)
Day 12: ABC to Bamboo (2170m)
Day 13:Back to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara
Day 14: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m)

A representative from Firante will pick you up from the airport and drop you to your respective hotel. In the evening, you will be invited to welcome dinner by us in a traditional Nepalese resturant where delicious cultural food will be served. 

Day 2: Kathmandu valley full day sightseeing

On this day, you will start preparation for your trip. Team leader and guide will provide further briefing if necessary. After this, you will be taken out for the city tour to visit the places of religious and cultural importance, most of which are included in UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.

The major places to visit on this day are Pashupatinath Temple (the biggest Hindu Shrine in Nepal), Boudhanath Stupa (a famous Buddhist Shrine), Swayambhunath (also known as monkey temple), Bashantapur Durbar Square (Kathmandu Durbar Square), and much more.

Accommodation: A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast

Vehicle: Sightsee Kathmandu in a Private Car

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara (200 km from Ktm)

In the early morning of the third day, you will catch the tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara. You will travel along the Prithivi Highway alongside the Trishuli River. The bus stops twice; once for breakfast and one more time for lunch.

After traveling for about 6 hours, you will reach the beautiful city of Pokhara from where you can see the amazing views mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machhapuchchhre (Fishtail), etc. You will stay at a beautiful hotel in Pokhara and after dinner, you can enjoy the evening scene of Fewa Lake with a stroll along the Coast of Fewa Lake.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Pokhara

Meals: Breakfast

Vehicle: Tourist Bus from Ktm to Pokhara

Day 4: Drive to Nayapul (42 km) and Trek to Tikedhunga

On the fourth day after having breakfast, you will be driven to Nayapul from Pokhara where our actual trek begins. Our trek leader will guide you to every destination. From here, you will begin your trek to Tikhedhunga climbing up through the valley of Hile. Finally, you will reach Tikedhunga for the night’s rest. 

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Vehicle: Pokhara to Nayapul in Private Car

Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani (2853 m)

After having breakfast on the fifth day, you will resume your trek gently ascending up to Banthanti through dark and thick Oak and Rhododendron forest. On the way, you can enjoy the fantastic views of two gigantic mountains; Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna.

After a few hours walk from Banthanti, you will reach Ghorepani which is the most popular viewpoint in Nepal.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Hike to Poon Hill & Trek to Tadapani (2520 m)

This day will be the most pleasant day as we start our hike to Poon Hill early in the morning. After walking for about 30 minutes, you will reach Poon Hill from where you can see the pristine view of the worlds’ highest mountains like Annapurna, Manaslu, Fishtail (Machhapuchchhre) Dhaulagiri and other (more than 10 peaks).

This viewpoint is famous for panoramic views of mountains as well as the Sunrise. After spending some time there, you will walk down to Ghorepani and start the journey towards Tadapni.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Trek to Chhomrong (1920 m)

On this day, the trails go steeply downwards to reach the amazing Gurung village of Chhomrong. The trails descend to Kimrong stream through the thick and dark forest of Rhododendrons. Then your journey continues towards Chhomrong crossing some lovely Gurung villages. On the way you will be rewarded by the magnificent views of Mt Annapurna south, Himchuli, Mt. Machapuchre, and the virgin peaks all facing to the valley which is really impressive.

Chhomrong is mostly populated by Gurung people, one of the popular indigenous ethnic communities of Nepal. The lodges and restaurants run by Gurung communities provide the best service to their customers. You will have a great chance to experience the perfect hospitality of the Gurung Communities.

Accommodation:  Tea House or Trekking Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Trek to Dovan (2505 m)

The journey of your 8th day descends via a stone staircase and crosses the swaying suspension bridge over Chomrong Khola. Then you will descend to Modi Khola and cross the suspension bridge and trek up to Sinwadanda. Our trails pass through the thick, dark and silent Rhododendron and Oak forest up to Khuldighar.

After descending to long steep and slippery stone staircase, deep bamboo, and rhododendron forest, you will reach Dovan.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (4700 m)

On this day, you will climb to Deurali through the thick rhododendron and bamboo forest - reaching the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC), which encourages you to walk through the touchable and lush green natural sceneries. On reaching MBC, you will be rewarded with the alluring views of the Mt Annapurna, Himchuli, Mt Annapurna 1st, Mt Annapurna 3rd, Mt Gangapurna and Mt Fishtail.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m)

You will see vegetation disappearing steps by steps on the way to Annapurna Base Camp. In this route, you can see the melting snow to form a glacier and a stream which flows through Annapurna Sanctuary. The view opens up once you reach the base of Mountain Annapurna.

You will find yourself surrounded by the panoramic and splendid mountains around you. The major views are Mt Annapurna (including 1st, 3rd and south), Mt Fishtail, Mt. Himchuli and Barah Shikhar. Then after you will trek down to Deurali.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: ABC to Bamboo (7 / 8 hrs)

From the Annapurna base camp, we retrace our steps back to Bamboo forests. Today’s trek is downhill and descent, so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Besides, we will always have the company of the extraordinary landscape to cheer us up for more excitement and passion.

Accommodation:  Tea House or Trekking Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760 m) 5 - 6 hours

From here, we have to trek uphill to Kuldighar and followed by a downhill to Chhomrong. We climb the stone steps to Chhomrong and then genteelly descend to Jhinu Dada.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13: Trek back to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara

On this day, you will trek back to Nayapul from Ghandrung and then drive back to Pokhara. Now, you can start recalling your pleasant moments you spent during the trek.

Accommodation:  A 3 Star Hotel in Pokhara

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Vehicle: Drive from Nayapul to Pokhara


Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu

On this day, you will return back to Kathmandu from Pokhara with an amazing drive alongside the Trishuli River via Prithivi highway on a tourist bus. After coming to the hotel in Kathmandu, you can go out shopping or souvenirs if you like. In the evening, you will be invited to the farewell dinner hosted by us.

Accommodation:  A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

Day 15: Departure to the International Airport

On this very final day, one of the representatives from Firante Treks and Expedition will drop you at the airport 3 hours prior to your flight. 

Meals: Breakfast

Vehicle: Airport Drop Off in a Private Car

Cost Includes

  • Pick-up and drop service by a private vehicle
  • Twin sharing accommodation with breakfast in a star category hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu transportation by tourists bus/flight
  • Other ground transportation to and from trekking destination
  • Necessary documents and permits including ACAP Permit and TIMS card
  • Experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant guide and porters and the expenses for their flights, food, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment and so on
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek(with tea and coffee)
  • First aid Medical kit
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All government and local taxes (including 13% VAT and 10 % service charge)
  • Transportation on private vehicle as agreed on the itinerary

Cost Excludes

  • Your Nepal entry visa fee
  • All kinds of beverages (soft/hard)
  • Travel insurance and emergency evacuation expenses
  • Extra baggage charges in domestic flights­­­­­­­­­­­­ 
  • All entrance fees during KTM and Pokhara sightseeing
  • Additional days accommodation expenses 
  • All personal expenses 
  • Tips for guides and porters


 Firante Treks and Expedition Manages for best and comfortable accommodation and also provides you hygienic food. Standard (3 Star) are booked in the cities such as Kathmandu and Pokhara, whereas a tyical trek lodge will be booked on remote areas. 

Luxurious rooms from 5 Star hotels are also made avaiable on demand in the cities on additional cost but remote regionss dont have such facilities.

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