Annapurna Base Camp Trek-08 Days

Price: USD 390 per person on twin room sharing ( Minimum pax 2 )

Trip Facts of Annapurna Base Camp Trek -08 Days

Trip Duration: 08 Days (Pokhara to Pokhara)
Trekking destination: Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)
Trip Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
Activities: Walking
Best Seasons: Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and Spring (March to May)
Meals: 07 Breakfasts, 08 Lunches & 07 Dinners
Trip Starts/Ends: Pokhara
Transportation: Private Vehicle
Accommodations: 7 nights in lodge/teahouse during trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek-08 Days
Annapurna Base Camp Trek-08 Days

Annapurna base camp trek is an amazing walk through diverse landscape and culture complete with rich mountain vistas, terraced fields, quaint Gurung villages and a wide variety of flora and fauna. Mt. Annapurna (8091m) of Nepal is the 10th highest mountain in the world and the journey to its base camp, which is at 4130m/13549ft height, is one of the most popular walks on earth. Moreover, we reach our destination via Mt. Machapuchhre (Fishtail) which is revered by the Nepalese for its unique beauty. Furthermore, thanks to the well groomed itinerary of the Annapurna Base Camp trekking package, it is a popular choice among diverse outdoor enthusiasts, from a solo female traveler to hikers travelling in groups to Nepal.

Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the base camp. The particular route is designed for globe trotters who wish to hike to the base camp of the spectacular mountain but are restricted time-wise.

DAY 01 Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m) -1 ½ hrs walk
After breakfast, today we leave Pokhara and drive to Nayapul ( approx 1 hr drive)  where we begin our trek. Todays walk follows a stone pathway, and for the most time we are climbing roughly hewn steps – it can be tough on the knees so bring walking poles. Our base for tonight is the small settlement of Ghandruk.
Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)
Meals included: Lunch and dinner

DAY 02 Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 5 – 6 hours
At this juncture, we climb up for around an hour up to Kimrungdanda. On the way, we can enjoy great views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Ganggapurna. A steep descent takes us to the Kimrong Khola. After another steep ascent from Kimrong Khola to Chere Danda, we descend for a while and then it’s a gentle walk to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massive.
Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 03 Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7578ft): 4 – 5 hours
We descend via 2500 stone steps and cross the bridge above Chhomrong Khola. From here it is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. Next, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo.
Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 04 Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 3 – 4 hours
We pass through a bamboo forest which is damp and cold then ascend steadily with a few steep sections. It is only after reaching Himalaya Hotel that the forest opens up and we are out in the sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below. It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here we can see the trail drop closer to the river before climbing again to Deurali, the most scenic stretch of the day. The vegetation is sparser, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below, and the sheer rock-face cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls.
Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 05 Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5- 6 hours
 Climb gently through a river bed then over a steep trail over to the mountain side. The hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat strenuous. From Machhapuchhre base camp we get excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. From here, we get sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us. The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding the 360-degree panorama. From the base camp we again get to savor mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South , Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 06 Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours
From the Annapurna base camp we retrace our steps to Bamboo. Today’s trek is downhill, so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Besides, we will always have the company of the extraordinary landscape to cheer us up.  Overnight in Bamboo.
Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 07 Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 – 6 hours
From Bamboo, it is an uphill trek to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Then we climb the stone steps to Chhomrong. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be resting for the night. Today we will have an opportunity to enjoy the hot springs which is just a 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda to soothe our aching body. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.
Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 08 Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive
On our way to Naya Pul from Jhinu Danda, we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. We have lunch on the way. Our trek will end at Naya Pul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara.
Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

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