Annapurna Base Camp Trek (6 nights 7 days)

6 Nights / 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Overview

Trip Duration: 6 nights, 7 days.

Max Altitude: 4130m

Start: Pokhara

End: Pokhara

Difficulty: Moderate

Transport: Private vehicle, local bus & Jeep

Accommodation: Lodge / Tea houses during the trekking

Group Size: For individuals, friends, and family members. All our treks are private.

Meals: All included.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Annapurna range is the most exquisite, with some of the world’s highest mountain views, including Annapurna I (8,091 m, / 10th highest). While the foothills are dominated by diverse ethnic groups with their charming villages and terraced farms, the higher reaches are pristine, as proved only by shepherds. We will come across several viewpoints with world-famous Himalayan views. Trekking is the best insight into the Nepalese mountain lifestyle, ethnic diversity, and moderate adventure in the Himalayas.

Our trek starts at Kimche, after a 2-hour drive from Pokhara. We follow a trail that takes us through dense rhododendron and bamboo forests, stunning terraced fields, and suspension bridges to the traditional Gurung villages until we reach Ghandruk, our destination for the first day.

On the second day, we will be walking through the lush forests and grass pastures that slowly fade and turn to rocky passes and cliffs until we reach Chomrong. On the way to Chomrong, you can enjoy the views of the Annapurna massif and Machhapuchhre (fishtail).

We leave Chomrong the next day and head to the Himalayas. You will now notice that your path is gradually ascending as it passes through more rhododendrons and bamboo forests.

On your fourth day, you will reach Annapurna Base Camp (4130m / 13,550ft), and you will pass Machhapuchhre Base Camp as well. The path to Annapurna Base Camp follows the Modi Khola Glacier Valley. From the Annapurna Base Camp, you get overall views of Hiunchuli, and Annapurna ranges, including Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545 ft), Khangsar Kang, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhre. We will be staying at Annapurna Base Camp itself for the night.

After spending a night at the Annapurna Base Camp, the descent starts, and it stops at Bamboo on the fifth day of the trek. The following morning, we leave Bamboo and head to Jhinu Danda. Once we reach Jhinu Danda, we will be relaxing in the nearby natural hot springs.

On the last day of the trek, we will trek from Jhinu Danda to Sinuwa / Ghandruk Phedi, and from there, we will take a drive to Pokhara.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul / Syauli Bazar / Kimche ( 1,784m ) and trek to Ghandruk ( 1940m / 6,364ft )

  • From Pokhara, we will be driving to Kimche through Nayapul and Syauli Bazar (a 2-and-a-half-hour drive). The first-day real trekking starts from Kimche and ends at Ghandruk (2-hour trek). On the path, you will see incredible mountain terrain, terraced farms, humongous mountains, and subtropical forests.
  • Ghandruk village contains numerous Buddhist monasteries and is rich in traditional customs and lifestyles. We will not miss our chance to explore the Gurung Museum. From Ghandruk, we can see the spectacular views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and the Hiunchuli mountains.
  • Overnight stay at Ghandruk

Day 2 : Trek from Ghandruk ( 1940m / 6,364ft ) to Chomrong ( 2170m / 7,119ft )

  • After a cup of tea early in the morning, we hike from Ghandruk through a steep descent to the Kimron River and then ascend to reach Chomrong (a 4-hour hike). From the way, you will see stunning views of Annapurna South, and Fishtail Mountain that look heavenly early in the morning. Chomrong lies on the lap of the mighty Annapurna massifs over a hillside.
  • Overnight stay at Chomrong

Day 3: Trek from Chomrong ( 2170m / 7,119ft ) to Himalaya ( 2,890m / 9,425ft ) – 6 / 7 hours trek

Today, we leave Chomrong and pass through the lush forest on a path paved with stones until we cross Chomrong Khola. Then the path ascends as it passes through deep bamboo and rhododendron forests until we reach the Himalayas.

Overnight stay at Himalaya

Day 4: Trek from Himalaya ( 2,890m / 9,425ft ) to Annapurna Base Camp ( 4,130m / 13,550ft ) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp ( 3720m ) – 5 hrs hike

  • We leave the Himalayas and follow a route that passes through the Modi Khola glacier valley, passing the Machhapuchhre Base Camp, which ultimately takes us to the Annapurna Base Camp. Machhapuchhre Base Camp offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, but we will continue trekking north until we reach Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Throughout the journey, we will be walking close by the Annapurna glaciers. From the Annapurna Base Camp, we get a 360-degree view of Hiunchuli, Annapurna ranges including Annapurna I ( 8,091m / 26,545ft ), Khangsar Kang, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchhre.
  • Overnight stay at Annapurna Base Camp

Day 5: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp (4130m /13,550ft ) to Bamboo ( 2350m / 7,700ft ) – 8-9 hrs hike

  • After enjoying breakfast along with the views of the beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas, we start our trek that will eventually take us out of Annapurna Sanctuary. However, we first retrace our steps out of Modi River Valley to reach Bamboo Village- the destination for the day.
  • Overnight stay at Bamboo Village

Day 6: Trek from Bamboo ( 2350m / 7,700ft ) to Jhinu Danda ( 1,780m / 6,393ft ) and nearby natural hot springs – 6-7 hrs Hike

  • Our trek continues. We head down to Kimrong Khola, and from there, the path ascends and passes through the serene rhododendron, bamboo, and oak forests, ultimately leading to Chomrong village. However, we continue until we reach a small, peaceful settlement called Jhinu Danda. This village has nearby riverside hot springs, where we soothe our tired muscles. We will be staying at Jhinu Danda for the night.

Day 7: Take a half-hour trek from Jhinu Danda ( 1,780m / 6,393ft )  and drive back to Pokhara via Nayapul – ( 2-3 hrs drive )

Today will be the last day of the trek. We leave Jhinu Danda and follow the dust road along the right of the Mardi Khola. After a leisurely walk for half an hour, we drove to Nayapul via Birethanti until we reached Pokhara. Our trek package is completed at Pokhara. We hope, by then, you will have created precious memories of reaching Annapurna Base Camp.

INCLUDES:

  • Trekking permits
  • Trekking guide
  • Trekking poles
  • Trekking map
  • A first-aid kit or Medical kit
  • Food (meals include only the main course and tea or coffee) It doesn’t include starters or desserts.
  • Private lodgings
  • Water purification tablets
  • Transportation (pick-up and drop-off services from your hotel)

EXCLUDES:

  • No alcoholic beverages or soft drinks.
  • A porter isn’t included. If you need a porter, we can provide one for an extra fee.
  • Sleeping bag (we rent sleeping bags for an additional fee).
  • Wifi, hot shower
  • Tips
  • Your Personal Expenses
  • Personal Travel Insurance

Personal supplies for the trek

The personal supplies you require for this trek depend on the season in which you are trekking. 

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf 
  • Winter hat 
  • Headlights with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Face/body wipe

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Hooded rain jacket or wind shell
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-shirt ( bring lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene Underwears
  • Down jacket
  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking boots
  • Thick & light socks( take an extra pair of thick and light socks)
  • Sandals 

Essential gear

  • Backpack or day pack bag
  • Thermal bottle
  • Medium-size drying towel
  • Sleeping bag

Toiletries 

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Face wash 
  • Body wash

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera
  • Power Adapters and Chargers

Extra supplies

  • First aid kit (Note: The guide will carry a first-aid kit on the trip. However, personal kits and medications are highly recommended.)
  • Binocular
  • Extra passport-size photos and photocopies of passport
  • Lip Guard
  • Notebook and pen.
  • Mosquito Repellent spray
  • Moleskin for blister

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