Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 10 Days

Duration: 10 Days   |   Based on 1 Review
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Trekkers Hut
  • Group Size: 1 to 20
  • Max Altitude: 4130 meters

Anyone who visits Nepal knows of the beloved Annapurna region. One of the go-to treks in this area is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. There are two ways to get there: via Ghorepani and via Ghandruk. This package takes you through the streamlined route, through Ghandruk. Within about a week from leaving Pokhara, make it to the base of one of the world’s massive massifs, Annapurna I (8,091 meters/26,545 feet).

The magical hike to Annapurna Base Campstarts with a short drive from Pokhara. Before the trek begins, spend a day exploring the natural beauty that exists in Pokhara. It’s a huge breath of fresh air from the dustiness and seemingly never-ending noise of Kathmandu.

The first bit of the trail leads through mixed, subtropical forests. In the springtime, the fiery red and pink rhododendrons are a sight to behold. The trail climbs higher, above the tree line to the rocky alpine landscape, emblematic of the Annapurna region. Soon enough, after Machhapuchhre Base Camp, we reach Annapurna Base Camp. Here, we are enveloped by Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Barahi Shikhar, Annapurna I, Tharpu Chuli, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre. The Himalayan panorama is breath-taking!

In addition to reaching Annapurna Base Camp, staying in Ghandruk for a couple of nights is a notable time during our journey. Ghandruk is the second largest Gurung settlement in Nepal (after Siklis). Enclosed by beautiful terraced agriculture fields, Ghandruk (at about 1,940 meters) is open to incredible views of the Himalayas. Become entranced by the sight of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, and a few other rugged mountaintops.

Wander around the twisting stone roads and narrow alleyways of Ghandruk. There are plenty of nice guest houses and good restaurants in the village, and we’ll show you the best of the best. There are two Gurung museums in the village, both worth a visit. First, is the Gurung Traditional Museum, which boasts a shield make from elephant skin along with many other treasures. Also, spend some time perusing the Old Gurung Museum. 

To conclude our trek, we head down through Jhinu Danda, a hot spring that lies about 15 minutes from the downhill from the main village. It’s a perfect end to the trek and a pleasant relaxation time for the body and mind.

The Annapurna Base Camp (via Ghandruk) Trek is an awesome adventure for nature lovers of all ages. From young to old, no previous trekking experience is required. Besides that, the highest elevation we reach is 4,130 meters. By then, we have had several days to acclimatize to the thin air. Whether it’s your first trek or 100th, you are sure to enjoy your time with us on this trek!

You can take the Annapurna Base Camp (via Ghandruk) Trek all throughout the year. The best times to take the journey, though, are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. They provide the best weather and clearest skies, not to mention that during the springtime, rhododendron and other flowers are in bloom. Third Eye Adventure Pvt. Ltd. handles the trek with complete management. If you have any questions about the trek, do ask!

 

Highlights

  • Visit to Annapurna and Machhapuchhere base camp
  • Scenic hike across typical Gurung villages
  • Hot bath in natural hot springs in Jhinu Danda
  • Splendid views of Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Mt Fishtail and Annapurna I.
  • Sightseeing tour around the historical UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley.
  • Stunning view of all Himalaya range from Annapurna base camp.
  • One of the biggest Gurung village chomrong and sinuwa village.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 Drive to Pokharaby deluxe tourist bus about 7 hour.

    After breakfast at Hotel we leave for Pokhara. While driving we follow villages and Trishuli River until mid part of the driving journey. Trishuli is famous for white water rafting as well. Then again drive flat till Pokhara by passing small cities.

    • Max. Altitude: 815m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Pokhara
  • Day 02 Pokhara to Ghandruk drive 3 hours and hike 1 hour.

    Journey will start after breakfast by having private car, jeep or bus direct to Kimche. Then we start trek to Ghandruk only for 1 hour gradually up to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a big Gurung (an ethnic cast) village from where can see Annapurna South and Himhuli and fishtail clearly. 

    • Max. Altitude: 1940m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Ghandruk
  • Day 03 Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong Village about 6 hrs

    From Ghandruk the trail go straight till Kimrung through tiny villages on the way then down to the river through jungle. After crossing the river we gradually climb back uphill to the village of Chhomrong, where will have lunch and relax, as we stay here overnight. Chhomrong is a Gurung Village, and the highest permanent settlement in the valley with tremendous views across to Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare.

    • Max. Altitude: 2170m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Chhomrong Village
  • Day 04 Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan about 6 hours.

    The trail descends via a stone staircase and then crosses the Chhomrong Khola. We climb till we reach Sinuwa. After we leave Sinuwa, begin to pass through forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak forests to the village of Bamboo. From bamboo we walk another 1.5 hours to Dovan where we will stay for the night.

    • Max. Altitude: 2600m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Dovan
  • Day 05 Trek from Dovan to Deurali about 5 hours

    The day starts with a gentle gradual walk following the trail above the river through bamboo, oak and rhododendron forests. We cross two rivers as we follow the trail along the Modi River. There is also the possibility of seeing a variety of species of wildlife such as wild pig, deer and langoors (monkey).

    • Max. Altitude: 3230m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Deurali
  • Day 06 Trek from Deurail to Annapurna base camp about 5 hours.

    Today we start our trek to Machhapuchre Base Camp (MBC). The trail climbs gently through a river bank and then rises steeply over the mountain side. There are a few areas prone to avalanche on the trail but only after or during the winter season. From MBC to ABC the environment will change to a bare plateau devoid of plants. We will witness snow boulders melting to form small rivers and sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above the sanctuary. The heart inspiring views of Machhapuchre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiuchuli and other peaks will be the reward for all our efforts.

    • Max. Altitude: 4130m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Annapurna Base Camp
  • Day 07 Trek from Annapurna Base camp to Bamboo about 8 hours.

    Early morning start as we relish the magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas from Annapurna Base Camp. After our breakfast, we start descending from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo, back through Machhapuchre Base Camp, Deurali, Dovan and finally reach Bamboo. Heading back down to the valley is much easier than climbing up. We will see the many waterfalls cascading down from high above, to the rocks below.

    • Max. Altitude: 2310m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Bamboo
  • Day 08 Trek from Bamboo to Jhinudanda about 6 hours.

    After breakfast we hike up to Sinuwa then down to Chhomrong khola. We then ascend up the thousand stony steps taking us to Chhomrong. From Chhomrong we further descend to Jhinudanda. Upon arrival at Jhinudanda, we have an opportunity to soak in the hot springs lying just 20 mins down from Jhinu Danda.

    • Max. Altitude: 1780m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Jhinudanda
  • Day 09 Trek from Jhinu Danda to Matque 1 hour and drive Back to Pokhara 3 hours.

    We begin our walk from Jhinu danda to Matque village just opposite of Jhino after we take a jeep  to Pokhara. The drive will take 3 hours. Upon arrival in Pokhara we will have an opportunity to visit some more places around the lake city until the evening. A post trekking massage is always a great way to relax.

    • Max. Altitude: 815m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Pokhara
  • Day 10 Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus, about 7 hours.

    We leave Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu. Once back at your hotel you can relax or go explore the maze of souvenir shops in Thamel.

    • Max. Altitude: 1340m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Kathmandu

Inclusion

  • All transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Three night’s accommodation with breakfast at 2-3 star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours with a tour with a experienced tour guide and a vehicle
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available tea houses lodge during the trek
  • A highly Experienced professional trekking guide and porters (1 porter for 2 pax) with their food, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag (to be returned)
  • Trekking map for a group and trekking achievement certificate
  • First aid medical Kit
  • All required permit for the trekking
  • Government tax/vat and office service charge

 

  • International airfare
  • Personal insurance
  • Major foods ( Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu)
  • Nepal entry visa fee 15 days 25$, 30 days 40$ and 90 days 100$
  • Soft drinks, hard drinks and  drinking water
  • Entry fees of Kathmandu world heritage sites
  • Personal trekking equipment and expenses
  • Hot shower, Battery charge, Wi-Fi during the trekking period
  • Tips and gratitude for the staffs
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