Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is a rewarding journey through pleasant green jungle terrains and picturesque villages on the foothill of majestic eight thousand meters high Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks.
ABC Trek offers an excellent opportunity to witness the stunning dawn changing colors onto the array of 7000m and 8000m snow capped mountain tops from finest viewpoints like Poon Hill (3210m) and ABC (4130m) including several other throughout the journey. The best feeling is to observe the same mountains grow bigger (as gets closer) on every step towards Base Camp and most of all; the impressive one is sacred and majestic Mount Machhapuchere, also known as Mount Fishtail at6997m.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts with an hour drive from Pokhara valley (820m) and then three hours walk passing through small village settlements and green farmlands on the first day. We continue towards scenic Ghorepani village on the following day and later visit Poon Hill (3210) to catch an early dawn.
In the clear morning at Poon Hill — three eight-thousanders (Annapurna -8091m, Dhaulagiri – 8167m and Manaslu – 8163m) and their range along with gorgeous sunrise will be waiting to be captured on your camera or in your memory.
We start descending to Choomrong village and enter the valley in between massive Mount Fishtail (6997m) and Hiuchuli Peak (6441m) through dense rhododendron forest, small teahouses and barren rugged terrains leading straight to tower of Annapurna massif bordered by glaciers. Beautiful rhododendron forest walk with fine mountains backdrop is soothing in sunny days of the April-May season. The sunrise vista and panoramic 360-degree view of snow-capped mountains at Annapurna Base Camp are just awesome. Before completion of the trek, we also take a dip into natural Hot spring at Jhinu Danda to relax your ached muscles before we retreat to City of Lake – Pokhara Valley.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to HotelDrive: 30-45 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Dinner
Day 2Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Preparation Day for TrekkingDrive: 3-4 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and transfer to HotelDrive: 7-8 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 4Morning drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Hille (1480m/4856 ft)Drive: 1-1.5 hrs | Walk: 3 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Trek from Hille to Ghorepani (2850m/9350 ft) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Sunrise Poon Hill (3210m/10531 ft) hike and then trek to Tadapani (2630m/8628 ft) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Trek from Tadapani to Choomrong (2170m/7120 ft) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Trek from Choomrong to Himalaya (3100m/10170 ft) Walk: 6 – 6.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Trek from Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13550 ft) Walk: 5 – 5.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Catch early sunrise and descend to Bamboo (2245m/7365 ft) Walk: 6.5 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5774 ft) Walk: 5 – 5.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 12Trek from Jhinu Danda to Deurali (2080m/6824 ft) Walk: 6 – 6.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 13Trek from Deurali to Dhampus Phedi (1130m/3707 ft) and drive to Pokhara Drive: 45 – 60 min.| Walk: 3.5 – 4 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 14Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Drive: 7-8 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 15Final Departure | Rest Day at Kathmandu Valley | Other Travel Plan
I went on the 11-day trek up to Poon Hill then ABC, it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life and I'm so glad I chose to do it with Archaic Nepal. My guide Aryan was lovely, he had good English, we got on well and left as friends. All the organization by Milan was great and I felt in safe hands the whole time. Would definitely recommend using this company!
Natasha Hutchings, United Kingdom
Thanks to Milan for all the arrangement since my arrival in Nepal, felt very hospitable. I am to choose Milan’s team for my trekking plan and it indeed became one of my best trip, it was above my expectation. The management is really good and impressive. I am thankful to my trekking guide Arrun, who is responsible for several memorable moments of hike and recommended my from heart to any travelers who like walk with fun and laughter. Thanks to Archaic Nepal team for this pleasant experience, we shall meet again.
Christel Jansen, Netherlands
Your safety is our top concern while organizing outdoor and adventure plans. Our leaders and crew members are experienced professionals who will make sure that trip is safely coursed. We truly understand the essentiality of information flow and risk management to provide the best experience. Our trekking arrangement includes the proper clothing, supplies of equipment and gears, high altitude prevention measures and remedies to provide the carefree adventure in the Himalayas.
Room to Customize
Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the average level of fitness of travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time and budget plan of travelers. There is always a room for customization of the given standard itinerary if it does not meet your way of interest and then please pass your opinion. You may want to stay in Kathmandu by yourself or maybe do sightseeing around by yourself; we will give you more information to do it by yourself if you ask us.
We always like to hear what you have to say. We are always happy to assist your valuable travel holidays in your manner with the best information that suits your way of traveling. It is your travel plan; you can choose what you want to do, of course with a lot of information first. Feel free to submit and share your travel ideas and we shall get back to you with more thoughts in no time.
We, ourselves feel that the group size of maximum 12 pax is an ideal size to run the trip. However, we have also arranged the plan for large students groups, employee groups and able to organize such trip for groups upon request. All of our trekking plans are accompanied by specialized local leaders, guides, porters and assistant guides (as required) who will always ensure your safety and comfort at every part of the journey.