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Annapurna Base Camp Trek



Annapurna Base Camp also is known as Annapurna Sanctuary is among few treks that offer diverse landscapes, culture and take you so close to the majestic Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Machapuchhre (6997m), and Hiunchuli (6441m) in a short period of time. Undoubtedly the Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most famous treks in the Annapurna Region of Nepal.


The well-established classic trail goes through an incredibly spectacular view of Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and a sacred mountain Machapuchhre (6997m) along with lush rhododendron forests, different typical villages, rice fields, glaciers, and high altitude landscapes most of the times.


The settlement of Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) has two lodges from where we can admire an extra-ordinary view of snowy peaks with mesmerizing sunrise and sunset. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek has different trekking options depending on our time and itinerary.


Here we are presenting you 11 days’ program from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. Starting from Hile (3 ½ hour drive from Pokhara) than walking north up to Ghorepani where the famous Poon Hill (3210m) tower offers an incredible panoramic view of snow-capped mountains.


From Ghorepani, we walk toward the east to Chomrong Village, the only way of entering and exiting point of Annapurna Base Camp. This trek can be done with children as well. On our way back, we can return via Jhinu Danda and give our tired muscles a well-deserved rest in the delightful natural hot springs which are just 20mins down from Jhinu Danda. Then we continue to Ghandruk village, one of the most beautiful villages of South Asia on the lap of Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and Machapuchhre (6997m). We visit beautiful typical Gurung houses and museums.



The lodges in this trek are well equipped with extensive menus ranging from the typical Nepali food DalBhat (lentils soup, vegetables, and rice) to continental pizza, toast, sandwich, spaghetti, macaroni to Chinese fried noodles, momo, soups. Hot shower and solar panel charging system are readily available but depend on the weather.



Mid-February to Mid-May, the national flower rhododendron forests are in full bloom, and Mid-September to Mid-December is considered as the best season to trek in this area as the weather is almost always clear. This trek can be done in the winter season but between Deurali to Machapuchhre Base Camp, there is a high risk of avalanches so we don’t suggest trek in this season.


Day 01: Arrival At Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1350m) +

Our guide will be waiting with our office name board "KOSELI ADVENTURE PVT.LTD" at TIA, welcome you with the garland of flowers and transfer to Hotel. According to your arrival time, our guide takes you to visit Kathmandu's Old Bazaars "Asan and Indrachowk" where Nepali people buy everything they need for their daily life. You will also see several Pagoda Temples during this visit. Then take you to Kathmandu's First Touristic place "Thamel" by rickshaw (three wheels cycle) where you can buy your trekking necessities and also exchange money or taste organic Himalayan coffee. Back to the Hotel.



Transfer: 35 mins
Visiting Time: 2 hours
Dinner: at Utsav (well known for delicious food with Nepali Cultural Dance Show)
O/N: Kathmandu Guest House (First hotel in the heart of Thamel)

Day 02 : Kathmandu - Pokhara - Hille (1250m) +

Early in the morning at around 7:00 am, we drive to Pokhara on our private minibus through beautiful landscapes, villages, and agricultural fields, with the beautiful Ganesh Himal Range from leaving the point of Kathmandu at Thankot. We also admire one of the biggest rivers of Nepal which are well known for rafting. Pokhara is a naturally blessed paradise of Nepal, may be no doubt of the world.


Phewa lake is the second biggest lake in Nepal, where in the afternoon Mt. Annapurna South (7219m), Hiuchuli (6434), and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail 6993m) reflect on the surface of the lake. This is the starting point of many famous trekking regions of Nepal. From here, we hire a local 4/4 jeep to Hile, a beautiful Gurung Village.



Transfer: Minibus 6 hours, Jeep 2h30mins
Lunch: On the way to Pokhara.
Dinner and O/N : Hile lodge

Day 03 : Hile - Gorepani (2860m) +

We climb up steep stone paved steps to Ulleri, another beautiful village, through crossing an iron bridge, Tikhedhungga village, and agricultural fields. We continue to Banthanti for lunch. After lunch, through Bhurungdi Khola (a small river), a rhododendron forest, we climb up to Gorepani. A very well-known big village where there are more than 100 lodges. Famous for views of the Himalayan Ranges and Rhododendron forest.



Walking Time: 5 hours
Lunch: Banthanti
Dinner and O/N : Gorepani Lodge

Day 04: Gorepani - Tadapani (2630m) +

We get up early in the morning at around 5: 00 am to climb up steep stone paved steps to Poon Hill (3200m) to admire Sunrise Panoramic 360 degree views of the Himalayan Ranges (Dhaulagiri Range, Annapurna Ranges, Gangapurna (7454m), Nilgiri, Fang (7647m), Khangsar Kang (7485m), Glacier Dome (7069m), Gandharwa Chuli (6248m), Hiunchuli (6434m), Macchapuchhre (Fishtail 6993m) and Lamjung Himal (6983m). We descend steeply to Gorepani for breakfast then we climb up to Deurali Pass (3100m) another beautiful view of the Himalayan Ranges with the beautiful large landscapes, forests, and villages. We take lunch at Banthanti (3180m). After lunch, through the rhododendron forest, we walk up progressively on the top to descend down till a small cement bridge to climb up steeply to Tadapani village.



Walking Time: 4 hours
Lunch: Banthanti
Dinner and O/N : Tadapani Lodge

Day 05 : Tadapani - Sinuwa (2360m) +

We take breakfast with the magnificent view of Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6434m), and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail 6993m) at Lodge. We start trekking down to Gurjung Village for lunch through one of the beautiful rhododendrons forests where shelter national birds Danphe, Black bear, Red pandas, Musk Deer, and Langur Monkeys. We cross the long iron bridge de Kimrong River then progressively we climb up to beautiful Gurung Village Gurjung. After lunch, we walk through ups and downs with always beautiful landscapes, villages, and agricultural fields to the entry point of Annapurna Base Camp at Chhomrong. Chhomrong is one of the big Gurung villages in the region.


There are many lodges and always the fascinating views of Annapurna south, Machhapuchhre on the top. But we continue to descend through more than 2000 stone paved steps till an iron bridge of Chhomrung River to climb up to Sinuwa another small Gurung village from here the Fishtail (Machhapuchhre 6993m) is closer than before.



Walking Time: 6 hours
Lunch: Gurjung
Dinner and O/N : Sinuwa Lodge

Day 06 : Sinuwa - Deurali (3300m) +

We trek through shadow of the mixed forest of Rhododendrons, Bamboos, Oak trees, Foggier, Bougainvillea where if lucky can see Pandas. We walk steep down through the stone paved steps to Bamboo where there are 3/4 lodges and Bamboo forest. We continue through Bamboo forest to climb up progressively to Dovan for Lunch. After lunch, we continue to climb up with little ups and downs through Himalayan where there are 2 lodges. Finally, after some 1 hour ups and downs walk through forest we reach to Deurali.

Waling Time : 5 hours
Lunch : Dovan
Dinner and O/N : Deurali

Day 07 : Deurali - Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700) +

Today, we walk for only about 2 hours to reach MBC with the beautiful view of Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7454m), and Machhapuchhre (6993m) ( in front of us) for acclimatization. After lunch at MBC, we walk up and come back to the lodge for acclimatization, during our acclimatization, this is not rare to see the herds of Himalayan Goat "Thars".



Walking Time: 2h30
Lunch/Dinner and O/N: At MBC

Day 08 : MBC - Annapurna Base Camp - Dobhan (2600m) +

Today is the day to admire Annapurna Sanctuary so we start our trek at 4:30 am to reach ABC at the time of sunrise. An excellent 360-degree panoramic view of Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Gangapurna (7454m), Hiunchuli (6434m), and Fishtail (6993m) with morning sun-rays are no doubt the exceptional view of this planet. After admiring and taking lots of photos for our unforgettable memories, we trek down to MBC for breakfast. We trek the long same way down to Dobhan.



Walking Time: 6 hours
Lunch: Himalaya
Dinner and O/N : Dobhan

Day 09 : Dobhan - Chhomrong (2170m) +

We trek the same way down to Bamboo then climb up to Sinuwa through the same beautiful mixed forests in the shadow. We take lunch, then we descend to the iron bridge of the Chhomrong River to climb up more than 2000 stone paved ladders to the top of the Chhomrong village.



Walking Time: 5 hours
Lunch: Sinuwa
Dinner and O/N : Chhomrong

Day 10 : Chhomrong - Ghandruk (1940m) +

We trek down to the Kimrong River then we climb up to the most beautiful Gurung Village of this region Ghandruk through agricultural fields, landscapes, and forests. We take lunch on our arrival. Afternoon, we visit Ghandruk village, the monastery, the cultural museum with always smiling local people and fascinating Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6434m), and of course Fishtail (Machhapuchhre 6993m), the queen of the Himalaya.



Walking Time: 4 hours

Lunch/Dinner/O/N: Ghandruk lodge.

Day 11 : Ghandruk - Pothana (2000m) +


We start trekking down to an iron bridge through the forest then climb up through agricultural fields to Landruk another beautiful Gurung Village. We have always a smiling view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). We continue with the flat way to Tolka for the lunch then we climb up steep to Pittam Deurali for a tea break. Then continue to Pothana village.

Day 12 : Pothana - Australian Camp (1700) - Pokhara (900m) +

Through the rhododendrons forest we walk to Australian Camp from here we can admire Pokhara Valley, Phewa lake as well as Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre. Then we trek down about 1 hour through villages, agricultural fields, and their domestic animals like goats, cows, buffalo, etc to reach Kande. From Here we drive to Pokhara Phewa Lake Side for lunch then drive to Pokhara Airport to take a flight to Kathmandu. From Kathmandu Airport transfer to the hotel.



Walking Hours: 2h30

Transfer total: 1h45mins

Flight: 25 mins

Lunch: Pokhara Phewa Lake Side, At Banjan Restaurant

Dinner and O/N: Kathmandu Hotel.

Day 13 : Kathmandu Sightseeing +

We visit Bhaktapur Darbar (Palace) Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa. All of these are the UNESCO WORLD CULTURAL HERITAGE SITE ENLISTED IN 1979.

Transfer : 2h45mins
Visiting Time : 5 hours
Lunch : Bouddha
Dinner : At Utsav Restaurant (a well known restaurant for delicious food and Nepali Cultural Dance Show)

Day 14 : Departure From Nepal +

Free time according to your international flight schedule and transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

Transfer : 35 mins


  • All transportation mentioned in the program.
  • 2 nights in 3* hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis. 
  • 1 night in Pokhara hotel on BB basis.
  • Best accomodation available during trek. 
  • Beakfast, Lunch, Dinner during trek. 
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide. 
  • 1 porter for 2 persons (weight max 20kg)
  • All the entrace fees and permits. 
  • Annapurna conservation area permit and TIMS CARD
  • An experienced English speaking cultural guide in Kathmandu. 
  • Guide and porters insurace and salary. 
  • First Aid Kit. 





  • Compalsary Insurance.
  • Any International Flight.
  • Visa fee 25$ +Photos.
  • Trekking materials.
  • Personal expenses on bar bills, hot shower, battery charging fee, internet etc. 
  • Rescue expenses in case of accident, natural disaster, illness, acute mountain sickness etc. 
  • Tips for guide and porters (Tips are accepted but not mendatory).