Mt. Annapurna (8091m) is the 10th highest mountain in the world and the journey to its base camp is one of the most popular treks on earth. Like any other trip in the Annapurna region, our trek also begins in Pokhara, widely known as the ‘Lake City’ and passes through cascading waterfalls, beautiful villages, terraced farmlands, lush rhododendron forests, and amazing mountain vistas before reaching the base of the mighty Annapurna.
The 11-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary is designed for trekkers who would like to trek to the base camp of Annapurna.
Autumn (Sept to Nov) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons(June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.
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Day 1 : Arrive at Kathmandu TIA. Traditional Nepali welcome program at the airport and transfer to Shangri-La Hotel or Hyatt Regency for overnight stay.
Day 2: Leisurely and scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 6 hours. Stop for lunch at Riverside Resort. Arrive in Pokhara and transfer to hotel Barahi & Fishtail Lodge. Boating at Fewe Tal (Fewa Lake) and free time to explore.
Day 3: Trekking begins on day 3. We will be walking for 4 hours from Pokhara to Rotana. Overnight at trekking lodge.
Day 4: Trek for around 5/6 hours from Rotana to Jhino. Overnight at trekking lodge.
Day 5: Trek for 5/6 hours from Jhino to Sinuwa and overnight at Sherpa Lodge.
Day 6: Trek for 5/6 hours from Sinuwa to Himalaya and overnight at lodge.
Day 7: Himalayan trek to Annapurna Base Camp, 4,140m overnight at lodge. On this trek stay at ABC cut back to MBC (Hike to ABC and get back to MBC). Have lunch at ABC. Stay overnight at MBC at Fishtail lodge.
Day 8: Early morning view of Annapurna I, 8091m and sunrise from Mt, Machhapuchre 6993m. Also view magnificent panorama including glaciers. Trek back to Dovan for 3 hours and overnight at lodge.
Day 9: Trek from Dovan to Chhomrong for 5 hours and stay overnight at local lodge.
Day 10: Trek from Chhomrong to Ghandruk for5/6 hours and stay overnight at lodge.
Day 11: Trek from Ghandrul to Birethanti/Nayapul for 4 hours. Once arriving from Nayapul travel one hour by bus to Pokhara.
Day 12: Whole day Pokhara sightseeing. Devis Falls, Peace Pagoda (Bishwa Santa Stupas) then lunch at Lakeside. Return to Pokhara.
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu from Pokhara, 30 minutes. Half day sightseeing of Kathmandu city (Swyambunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square). Drive to Nagarkot and stay overnight at Club Himalayan.
Day 14: Drive from Nagarkot to airport for departure.