Annapurna Base Camp Trek

9-day trek in the heart of the Annapurna Himalaya

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

This trek passes through a spectacular diversity of climate, vegetation and cultures. From the lush vegetation of rain and temperate forests to terraced rice fields, the land and its people change daily or even hourly, giving trekkers a tantalising introduction to Nepal’s natural and cultural beauty. There are priced options to camp or stay in tea houses and hotels.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu

    You will be met on arrival in Kathmandu and transferred to your hotel in the city centre.

  2. Day 2: Fly Pokhara (823m) and Trek to Ghandruk (1940m) – 6 hours

    After an early breakfast, transfer to the domestic airport for the scenic half-hour flight to Pokhara.

  3. Day 3: Trek Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2,170m) – 5 hours

    The track from Ghandruk winds up to a steep climb for 1 hour until reaching Ghandrukkot, from where the trail continues up to Kimron Khola.

  4. Day 4: Chhomrong to Dovan (2,580m) – 6 hours

    We depart Chhomrong and trek alongside the Modi Khola, leaving behind the inhabited foothills as we enter the high wooded slopes of the Himalayas.

  5. Day 5: Doban to Deurali (3,230m) – 4 hours

    From Dovan, we continue to follow the Modi River upstream. The trail begins to climb through forests of bamboo and oak, which are home to wildlife including wild pig, deer, and the very rare snow leopard.

  6. Day 6: Deurali to Machapuchare Base Camp (3,700m) – 3-4 hours

    Leaving Deurali, we trek upstream alongside the raging Modi River. The track is generally easy, though there are some avalanche-prone areas, as well as strong winds. Crossing the Modi River Bed, we reach Bagar, where we rest and lunch.

  7. Day 7: Machapuchare Base Camp to Annapurna BC (4,130m) – 2-3 hours

    Today's walk will take us to our goal: Annapurna Base Camp, in the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary!

  8. Day 8: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,310m) – 6 hours

    Leaving the serene and barren tranquility of the mountains, we trek back into the lush green vegetation and forest, en-route to Bamboo. The walk is more or less entirely downhill, with only a few ascents.

  9. Day 9: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,760m) – 6 hours

    From Bamboo, it is a short climb to Khuldi-ghar, where we exit the Park boundaries. From Khuldi, the trail descends all the way to the bridge over the Modi River, and then up to Chomrong.

  10. Day 10: Jhinu Dada to Kathmandu, via Pokhara – 5 hours trek, 1 hour drive

    From Jhinu Danda, we trek to Kyumi Village along a route that is mostly downhill though with some short climbs. After lunch near Kyumi, continue to Syauli Bazzar and then down to Birethanti, from where it is about an hour’s walk to Naya Pul. Here our trek ends.

  11. Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu

    Travel back to Kathmandu on the morning flight.

  12. Day 12: Departure

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your international flight home/onward transfers.

Price guide

Price based on a group size of 2-5 and shared tented accommodation. For more detail, see our price guide PDF.
Pricing

12 days from £1300pp

Pricing

12 days from £1300pp

Testimonial

We would particularly like to thank our fantastic guide and team who helped make this such a memorable trip.

Phil & Patti

Testimonial

We are safely back from our wonderful fortnight in Africa, and we all want to say a big thank you.

David and Patsy