Annapurna Base Camp trek itinerary highlights the jewels of Annapurna Sanctuary, the remote traditional villages, multiple environments, high altitude up to 4130 meters above sea level, lush green scenery, and snow-covered white mountains with spectacular views that make the ABC trek one of the finest trekking routes in Nepal.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Take the day to rest and prepare for the upcoming trek. You can explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu and visit nearby attractions if you have time.
Today, you will travel to Pokhara, either by a 35-minute flight or a 7-8 hour scenic bus ride. Enjoy the picturesque landscapes and relax in the beautiful city of Pokhara. Take a stroll along the serene Phewa Lake and immerse yourself in the stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
After an early breakfast, drive to Nayapul, which serves as the starting point of your trek. From there, begin your trek to Thikhedhunga, a charming village at an altitude of 1540 meters. The trek takes approximately 4-5 hours through the lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional settlements.
Today’s trek takes you from Thikhedhunga to Ghorepani, situated at an elevation of 2850 meters. The trail offers a gradual uphill climb, passing through beautiful rhododendron forests and traditional Gurung Villages. Enjoy the scenic beauty and settle into a teahouse for the night.
Wake up early to hike up to Poon Hill, a popular vantage point renowned for its stunning sunrise views over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. After capturing the breathtaking sunrise, descend to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trekking to Tadapani. The trail offers mesmerizing views of lush landscapes and diverse flora.
Embark on a trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong, a beautiful Gurung village situated at an altitude of 2140 meters. Enjoy the scenic trail as you pass through dense forests, terraced fields, and charming villages. Chhomrong offers stunning views of the Annapurna South and Macchapuchhre (Fishtail) peaks.
Today’s trek takes you from Chhomrong to the Himalaya Hotel, located at an elevation of 2920 meters. The trail descends to the Chhomrong Khola (river) and then ascends through bamboo forests. Enjoy the serene surroundings and spend the night at the tea house.
Experience the highlights of your trek as you make your way to the Annapurna Base Camp, situated at an altitude of 4130 meters. The trail offers breathtaking views of towering Himalayan peaks, including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, and Macchapuchhre. Reach the base camp, marvel at the stunning scenery, and spend the night at the teahouse.
Wake up early to witness the mesmerizing sunrise over the Annapurna massif from the base camp. After enjoying the scenic views, start your descent towards Bamboo, located at an altitude of 2335 meters. The trail takes you through diverse landscapes and lush forests.
Continue your trek from Bamboo to Jhinu, a quaint village known for its natural hot springs. Relax and rejuvenate your tired muscles in the soothing hot springs, surrounded by beautiful scenery.
Today’s trek takes you from Jhinu to Deurali, situated at an altitude of 2000 meters. Enjoy the scenic trail as you pass through dense forests, charming villages, and terraced fields.
After breakfast, trek from Deurali to Dhambus Phedi for about four to five hours, from there drive for approximately one hour to reach Pokhara. Enjoy the rest of the day exploring the lakeside city and relaxing at your hotel.
Today, you will travel back to Kathmandu either by an eight-hour tourist bus ride, a six-hour private drive, or a 25-minute scenic flight. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and take some time to rest or explore the vibrant city.
Transfer to the airport for your onward destination, marking the end of your Annapurna Base Camp journey. Take with you wonderful memories and a sense of accomplishment from this incredible trekking experience.