Annapurna is one of the richest cultural and geographical regions in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp, located at the foot of Annapurna I, boasts ethnic lifestyle, comfortable tea-houses and magnificent scenery. Annapurna I is the 10th highest mountain in the world.
The trek begins from Nayapul, at the outskirts of Pokhara. The trail ascends to Ghandruk, one of the major stops. It’s popular for its Gurung inhabitants and ethnic village lifestyle. From here, the trail may ascend as well as descend hundreds of meters, hence offering a challenging trek experience. Chhomrong village en route is a sight to see, along with the Machhapucchre Base Camp. The early morning hike takes you to the Annapurna Base Camp and offers one of the best scenery in Nepal.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is suitable for both the amateur and expert hikers. It can also accommodate small kids and elders too. Along with Annapurna Circuit, it attracts over 120,000 trekkers in a year. Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) is the highlight of this trek.
Poses challenge for the amateurs. It may require fair level of fitness. Maximum altitude remains around 4000 m – 4500 m and the hike requires around 5-6 hours a day.
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Star Standard meals at Kathmandu!
|Day 1||Arrive in Kathmandu / Transfer to Hotel||–|
|Day 2||Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara||7-8 hours|
|Day 3||Drive up to Nayapul, and trek to Ghandruk 2,000 m (6,562 ft)||6 hours|
|Day 4||Trek to Chhomrong 2,340 m (7,677 ft)||4-5 hours|
|Day 5||Trek to Dovan 2,605 m (8,546 ft)||4 hours|
|Day 6||Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp 3,700 m (12,139 ft)||5-6 hours|
|Day 7||Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m (13,549 ft) and Back to Dovan||6 hours|
|Day 8||Trek to Jhinu Danda 1,725 m (5,659 ft)||6 hours|
|Day 9||Trek to Nayapul and Drive back to Pokhara||7 hours|
|Day 10||Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu||9-10 hours|
|Day 11||Depart from Kathmandu||–|
Note: You can choose to upgrade your commute to/from Pokhara by taking a flight, and avoid 8-9 hours of road travel.
We completed the 11 day Annapurna base camp trek. It was our first time to Nepal and I am glad we booked our trek through Caravan Outdoors.
They took care of everything (airport pick up, accommodations, park pass, etc..) there was no thinking required on our part. It was fantastic! Our guide and porter were very nice and answered any questions we had. ~Jennifer Smith (Winnipeg, Canada)
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|Trip Length||11 days|
|Trek Length||07 days|
|Max. Altitude||4,130 meters (13,549 ft)|
|Trek Style||Tea-house (Lodges)|
|Meal||Full board on trek|
|Transportation||Private Vehicle, Tourist Bus|
|Best Month||February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November|
|Group Size||2-10 Persons|