The Annapurna Base Camp Trek(In short ABC )is one of the most wanted hikes throughout the world. It is an astonishing walk via assorted landscape exploring diverse culture, tradition lifestyle, passing the gleaming mountain vistas and terraced fields. We can find a wide variety of flora and fauna in during the hike to ABC.
As the journey leads us to the base of the Annapurna I(10th tallest mountain of the world), it is gaining popularity because of the duration and level of difficulty.
On the basis of difficulty of trekking, ABC is moderate difficult trek in Annapuran Region.
As this hike starts the magnificent views of the Himalayan ranges, peaceful nature and cultural richness. Upon reaching the base camp of Annapurna, you shall have the magnificent views of Mt. Annapurna (8,091m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), and several others peaks.
If you are planning to trek in spring, it provides spectacular views of beautiful flowers including rhododendron, the national flower of our country. Passing via astonishing farmlands, breathtaking landscapes, amazing Gurung and Magar villages and forest is lifetime experience in itself.
How to Go and Away ?
Kathmandu is the starting point and Pokhara is the ending point of ABC Hiking. If you want to fly Kathmandu to Pokhara, it takes 25 minutes to reach Pokhara. But, if you don’t want to stay Pokhara before ABC trek, We can go directly from Kathmandu to trekking starting point Nayapul by using Bus or Microbus. Kathmandu to Nayapaul takes about 9-10 hours by driving.
It’s easy to go to the starting point of ABC trek. If you start your trek from Kathmandu then you need to go directly to Nayapul(Starting Point) of ABC by catching the Bus from New Buspark, Kathmandu.
But if you don’t want to drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara , you can take flight Kathmandu to Pokhara.and if you wish to stay one night at Pokhara before trek and don’t want to fly, you need to catch Tourist Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara at 6:30 Am.
After returning back from Base camp, you can either take a Bus or Private Car from Ghandruk to Pokhara or Nayapul to Pokhara. You can also come back to Kathmandu directly from Nayapul.
Lets dive how to go Abc:
- Take a flight Kathmandu to Pokhara 25min. and drive to Nayapul to start a trek
- Catch a Local Microbus from KTM to Pokhara or up to Nayapul.
- KTM to Pokhara by Tourist Bus(7 hours) and Next day drive to Nayapul
Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Short trek implies a short version of the ABC route. Even if you are going to trek the first time in Nepal, you can do ABC short trek in 7 days. In this short version, Ghandruk starts and Ends Point. We will drive up to the Road ending point of Ghandruk at the beginning of the trek. And after back from ABC, we’ll take a vehicle from Kimche- Ghandruk.
7 days Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is the best alternative for those who want to accomplish ABC trek in a short period. If you’re experienced trekkers you can do even 5 to 6 days from KTM to Pokhara.
There are plenty of major reasons behind the popularity of ABC trek. Among them, following the list are highlights.
- A short trek around Pokhara
- Have the picturesque views of Annapurna ranges, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and other peaks closely.
- Amazing view of Modi River from beginning to the final destination
- Gurung Museum in the hamlets of Ghandruk
- Bee Hives View at Kyumi
- Enjoy the natural Hot Springs at Jhinu Danda
- The first and last rays of the sun over the stunning Himalayas
Total Trip Price (USD) 695 per personSee Group Discount
|No. of people||Price Per Person|
|1 – 1||US$ 695|
|2 – 4||US$ 660|
|5 – 10||US$ 620|
|11 +||US$ 595|
|Day 1||Kathmandu to Nayapul Drive and trek to Birethanti||1100m||10 hr|
|Day 2||Birethanti to Banthanti||2220m||8 hr|
|Day 3||Banthanti to Ghorepani||2875m||5 hr|
|Day 4||Ghorepani to Tadapani via Poon Hill||2630m||4 – 5 hr|
|Day 5||Tadapani to Chhumrong||2,140m||6 hr|
|Day 6||Chhomrong to Deurali||3200m||7 – 8 hr|
|Day 7||Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp||800m||3-4 hr|
|Day 8||ABC to Bamboo||1300m||7-8 hr|
|Day 9||Bamboo to Jhinu||1300m||7-8 hr|
|Day 10||Jhinu to Pokhara||1300m||7-8 hr|
|12th||Pokhara to Kathmandu||1300m||7-8 hr|
Detailed Day Wise Itinerary
Day 5: Tadapani to Chhomrong
After Tadapani, the trail slides down through the timberland and we can hear flying creatures’ sounds. In the wake of strolling down around 55 minutes, the trail goes extremely steep downhill through the terraced field to Kimrung Khola.
We will cross the suspension bridge and stroll to Gurjung, the trail climbs up after Gurjung around 50 minutes. From there little bit down and straight to Chhomrong. It takes an approx hour to get to the hotel of Chhomrung. Remain medium-term at Lodge.
Day : 6 Chhomrong to Dovan
The hiking trail descends down 320 meters through thousands of stone staircase crosses up to Chhomrong Khola. Subsequently crosses Chhumrung Khola bridge and climbs up to Sinuwa (2340m).
At Sinuwa, we will have lunch. Afterward, we will stroll through Rhododendron Forest. Trail are more straight but lots of up and down before Bamboo. From Bamboo slide up stroll to Dovan approx 1 hours.
Day : 7 Dovan to Deurali
We go through bamboo woods which are soggy and cold at that point climb consistently with a couple of soak segments. It is simply subsequent to achieving the Himalaya Hotel that the woods open up and we are out in the sun again with amazing perspectives on the chilly waterway beneath. After having lunch at Himalaya, we will move to our destination. 1-hour walk from Himalaya you will be in Hinku Cave. From that point, we can see Deurali. From Hinku cavern to Deurali is an additional troublesome part if there is snow.
Day : 8 Deurali to ABC
- Duration: 5 hour
- Max Elevation:4130m
After Deurali, there is an avalanche place. We can leave this part by following alternative ways.The valleys are wide after Deurali and the way are not ascended like down of Deurali. Approx 2 hours from Deurali we will be in Machhapuchhre Base Camp(3700m). There are 4 loges in MBC.
After having lunch at MBC we will move to Annapurna Base Camp(4130m). It takes about 2 hours to reach ABC from Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Stay your goal night at ABC with cold temperature. From ABC you will see:
- Annapurna South(7219m)
- Hiuchuli (6641m)
- Annapurna Fang (7647m)
- Annapurna I (8091m)
- Tent Peak (6065m)
- Tharpu Chuli (5695m)
- Glacier Dome (7091m)
- Gangapurna (7454m)
- Annapurna III (7455)
- Gandharva Chuli (6048m)
- Machhapuchhre (6997m)
Day : 9 Back to Bamboo
Fill your tummy with yummy breakfast and relax for a while. Later, check out from the hotel and proceed for your onward journey.In the evening, enjoy a tasty dinner on the Dhow cruise. Later, head back to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day : 10 Trekking up to Jhinu
The trekking type of day is some hour up and some hour down. Afterward Bamboo first 30 min up and up to Upper Sinuwa up and down but more flatter.
Upper Sinuwa to Chhorong Khola descends around 1 hour. We will have lunch at Lower Sinuwa. Chhomrong Khola to Chhomrong is steep up around half an hour. It steep down to Jhinu from Chhomrong.
We will put our lodgages and move down 30 minutes to the river to have a Hot Spring . This is the last of your ABC trek.
Day : 11 Trek to Siwai and Drive to Pokhara
Stroll down to Kyumi which takes around 4 hours. At Kyumi You will have lunch. From Kyumi around 30 minutes ,stroll to the Jeep station and we will drive to Pokhara. Jeep station to Pokhara takes around 3 hours.
- Private transfers for your international flight 2 times (arrival/ departure).
- Tourist Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu as a round trip.
- 2 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- 1 nights accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
- Meals during Trekking Days,Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
- Trekking permits and TIMS Card for Trek.
- Experienced English speaking license holder local guide for 10 days.
- 1 strong porter for on the basis of 2 guests.
- Guide and Porter’s food, accommodation, insurance and necessary ground transportation.
- Pokhara Fewa Lakeside to Nayapul & from Dhampus Phedi to Fewa Lakeside transportation by private vehicle.
- First Aids Kit.
- Duffel Bag.
- Fingertip Pulse Oximeter ( To minimize Altitude risk ).
- Local fresh fruit ( Pomegranates and Apple and .. )
- 13% Government VAT and official charge.
Price and Dates
|Trip Start Date||Trip End Date||Price||Availability||Booking|
|02 oct, 2020||12 oct, 2020||USD 695||Guaranteed|
|08 oct, 2020||18 oct, 2020||USD 695||Guaranteed|
|13 Nov, 2020||23 Nov, 2020||USD 695||Guaranteed|
|15 Nov, 2020||25 Nov, 2020||USD 695||Guaranteed|
Guaranteed– Trip is Guaranteed to RUN
Available– Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited– Only few space available
We were 2 friends who did the Annapurna Base Camp trek including Ghorepani Poon Hill with guide Ram and porter Dipendra Jan/Feb 2018. It was very comfortable, familiar and professional with these guys.We had a great tour and a lot of fun. Jayaram responded to all our questions very quickly. Outstanding warm hospitality !
100% Recommendation ! Support this small local trekking company in Kathmandu.
Thank you Jayaram for this perfect trip.