RABC — Round Annapurna Base Camp — a complete Annapurna Circuit and Base Camp Trek — is truly a three-week adventurous window to explore the magnificence of Annapurna Conservation Area comprising some of the best sights of the mighty Himalayas and cultural jewels of Nepal passing through various climatic and ethical zone. The major attraction of this trek is to encircle Annapurna massif and witness their different shapes from various direction, sometimes far from viewpoints like Poon Hill or closer view from Manang or Annapurna Base Camp while the adventure of crossing world biggest Thorang La pass (5416m / 17769 ft.) is something unexplainable.
There is no doubt that Annapurna Circuit and Base Camp trekking supply an excellent opportunity to experience the rich natural and cultural treasures providing ample scenario of stunning high mountains, beautiful villages of several ethnic groups, picturesque green farmlands to arid barren terrain, numerous viewpoints, ever-flowing waterfalls, old ancient Buddhist monasteries and reflection of archaic lifestyle of people while putting an ultimate thrill of adventure on your feet.
Trekking to Annapurna Circuit and Base Camp starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule and then continues walking through small village and settlements amid green lush vegetation enjoying the sound of roaring rivers and spilling waterfalls towards Manang valley. There will be a noticeable change in the vegetation and landscapes on reaching Manang as it gets more treeless barren under a blue sky. We will visit glaciers and Chongkor viewpoint for acclimatization in Manang and then get ready for challenging Thorang La Pass to explore the Lower Mustang – destination to several old Buddhist monasteries, mesmerizing view of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Nilgiri, beautiful Kagbeni village and Holy Muktinath temple.
We will take a short uneven bus/jeep drive at Mustang road and get off at Tatopani to relax our ached muscles at natural hot-spring before the hike to connect with Annapurna Base Camp trekking route at Ghorepani. We start early morning hike to Poon Hill to capture one of the best sunrise and spectacular view of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu range from 3210m and then descend to continue towards the Annapurna Sanctuary.
After Mustang barren view, we will restate the green lush rhododendron forest walk passing beautiful sunset point & Gurung village until we again reach treeless landscapes from Deurali till Annapurna Base Camp. Just imagine the trails of Annapurna circuit on the other side of these giant Gangapurna and Annapurna massif and sunset view are just amazing. We are again up early to catch the sunrise and the glittering golden colors atop Mt. Annapurna (8091m) and surrounding peak leave you speechless, again. We retrace our path all the way to Choomrong village and enjoy one more natural Jhinu hot-spring before driving to Pokhara.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Drive: 30-45 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Dinner
Day 2Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Preparation Day for Trekking Drive: 3-4 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule (840m / 2756 ft.) and transfer to Teahouse Drive: 7-7.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Trek from Bhulbhule to Jagat (1300m / 4265 ft.) Walk: 5.5- 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Trek from Jagat to Dharapani (1860m / 6102 ft.) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2670m / 8760 ft.) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Trek from Chame to Pisang (3200m / 10498 ft.) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m / 11615 ft.) via upper route Walk: 5 – 5.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Rest and Acclimatization day at Manang Valley Walk: 5 – 5.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4050m / 13287 ft.) Walk: 3 – 4 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi (4450m / 15600 ft.) Walk: 3.5 – 4.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 12Cross Thorang-La Pass (5416m / 17769 ft.) and trek to Muktinath (3760m / 12336 ft.) Walk: 8 – 9 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 13Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m / 8924 ft.) via Kagbeni Village Walk: 5 – 5.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 14Drive from Jomsom to Tatopani (1190m / 3904 ft.) Drive: 4-5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 15Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2860m / 9383 ft.) Walk: 6.5 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 16Sunrise Poon Hill (3210m/10531 ft) hike then trek to Tadapani (2630m/8628 ft) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 17Trek from Tadapani to Choomrong (2170m/7120 ft) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 18Trek from Choomrong to Himalaya (3100m/10170 ft) Walk: 6 – 6.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 19Trek from Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13550 ft) Walk: 5 – 5.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 20Catch early sunrise and descend to Bamboo (2245m/7365 ft) Walk: 6.5 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 21Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5774 ft) Walk: 5 – 5.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 22Trek from Jhinu Danda to Sewei (1130m/3707 ft) and drive to Pokhara Walk: 4 – 4.5 hrs | Drive: 4 – 4.5 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B, L, D
Day 23Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Drive: 7-7.5 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Included: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 24Final Departure | Rest Day at Kathmandu Valley | Other Travel Plan
Wauw! It was amazing, we came to Nepal without a plan And the guys from Archaic Nepal Travel helped us with every single detail. They take time and care helping us out, where to go and what the options are. We could go straight away, got picked up in the morning by our guide Aryan and the adventure begon. It was the most amazing experience of my life. The Himalaya is very impressive, the people are super friendly and everywhere we went our guide had every single thing sorted out for us. It was the first time doing a trek for me and my friend Sabine and didnt really know what to expect. Aryan is a very Nice Guy and also became our friend aswel. He told us about Nepal about the Himalaya he is a proffesional with trekking and also carried our backpack, i mean as two girls iT was very nice to have a strong men with you. I can recommend this to all of you.. Next time ill go back, ill definitely go with them again. Milan is a very friendly guy who set the whole thing up and we are very thankfull for both of them. We even got a certificate when we came back. Thank you guys for everything, see you next time. Namaste
Ilse Veldhuizen, 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.