Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal 2024 — A Comprehensive Guide

“Fill your soul with an adventurous Annapurna Base Camp trek!”

Annapurna Base Camp trek is a high altitude hiking route, offering a spectacular experience via multiple environments. The beautiful forests, villages, rivers, terraces, guesthouses, lakeside towns, majestic mountains, glaciers, and snow peaks offer you an incredible sensation and give you a new lease of life. 

What makes Annapurna Base Camp trekking in Nepal different from other trekkings? Scroll down and explore amazing facts about this trek!

Features of Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

The top-notch attributes of Annapurna Base Camp include:

Days – 7-14 days

Distance – 80 km/50 mi

Total ascent – 4975 m/16 322 ft

Highest point – Annapurna Base Camp (4147 m)

Total descent – 5040 m/16 535 ft

Difficulty  – Moderate 

Staring point — Kathmandu, Nepal

Ending point — Pokhara, Nepal

Permits – TIMS card and Annapurna Sanctuary Permit

Accommodation – Guest houses

Best season — Late October to November and the start of spring from April to May

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 Days Itinerary — Complete Detail

Annapurna Base Camp trek itinerary consists of almost 14 days, giving you a memorable experience. Consult Mosaic Adventure or any other tour company to experience its beauty! The detail of this trek include:

Day 1: Kathmandu

As you arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal on your first day, you will attend a welcome meeting. You can experience Kathmandu’s rich artistic and cultural heritage. Its narrow lanes, small courtyards, shrines and temples, buzzing bazaars, markets, etc. give you an indulgent experience and let you shop everything from bangles to Buddhas to beetroot. 

Day 2: Pokhara (7 Hours)

Next day, you will leave Kathmandu early in the morning and start your trek to the Nepalese town of Pokhara via private vehicle. Pokhara is known for its snow-capped peaks, letting you relax and forget all your worries. You can also trek to its lake (Phewa & Begnas) via small boat and enjoy international cuisine.

Day 3: Nayapul —Ulleri (6 hours, 2080m)

After this, you will take a short drive and pass through Nayapul, Birethanti, Bhurungi Khola, and Thikhedhunga, to Ulleri. On the way to this trek, you will explore powerful glaciers, stunning mountain views, peaceful villages, icy rivers, terrace farms, and much more.

Day 4: Ghorepani (5 Hours, 2860m)

On your 4th day, you will slowly ascend and savor the breathtaking views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, rhododendron forest, Hiunchuli snow peaks, wild animals, refreshing rivers, etc. As  you reach Ghorepani, spend your night here.

Day 5: Tadapani (8 Hours, 2630m)

On that day, your adventurous trek will start. First of all, ascend Poon Hill and witness the sunrise early in the morning on the Himalayas. Continue your adventure until you reach Tadapani.

Day 6: Kimrung Khola — Chomrong (5-6 Hours, 2177m)

Next, you will descend to Kimrung Khola at the base of Hiunchuli and refresh your mind with delectable pizza and amazing views of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre. Continue your trek to Chomrong and spend your night here.

Day 7: Kuldi Ghar — Doban (6 hours, 2670m)

From forest to Kuldi Ghar, you will trek to the banks of the Modi River and Doban, experiencing nature’s beauty and pleasant scenery.

Day 8: Doban — Machhapuchhre Base Camp (7 Hours, 3700m)

From the Himalaya Hotel and narrow valley to Deurali, you will reach a valley near Machhapuchhre Base Camp. On this route, you will see a large overhanging rock i.e. Hinku Cave and a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains.

Day 9: Annapurna Base Camp (2.5 Hours, 4130m)

Next, you will trek from Machhapuchhre Base Camp to the highest point of your trek i.e. Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). The fantastic view from this ABC will make all your hard work worthwhile. You will spend your night at Annapurna Base Camp. Its sheer beauty and the surrounding snow-capped mountains will make your night unforgettable.

Day 10: Bamboo (7.5 Hours, 2335m)

Next, you will reach and touch the peaks of Machhapuchchhre, Annapurna 1, 3, & South, Gangapurna, Tent Peak, and Himchuli. Climb down and reach to a serene stopover point i.e. Bamboo. 

Day 11: Jhinu Danda (6.5 Hours, 1780m)

Continue your descent from Chomrong to Jhinu Danda. Here you will see a hot spring by the Modi Khola and it is a great place for rest. You will also explore Bamboo, rhododendron, and oak forests, making your life pleasant. 

Day 12: Landruk —Tolkha — Pothana (7 Hours, 1890m)

Next, refresh your mind with the mesmerizing beauty of rivers and continue your trek to Landruk, Tolkha, Deurali, and Pothana. 

Day 13: Phedi — Pokhara (3 Hours)

This is the last day of your trekking and you will reach Phedi from Pothana. After lunch, you will reach Pokhara with a short drive of 45 minutes. Check into your hotel, enjoy your day with your favorite food like cocktails, cold beer, etc., and spend your night here.

Day 14: Pokhara/Back to Home

You can relax and enjoy a free day in Pokhara. However, if you do not want to explore Pokhara, you can fly back to your home at any time with lifelong memories.

The Verdict

Annapurna Base Camp trek gives you a memorable experience and leaves a long-lasting impression on your life. During this trek, you will be able to explore authentic Nepalese food, various fauna and flora, villages, farmland, scenic landscapes, mountains, and much more. The welcome & farewell dinners, teahouses, and other accommodations make your trekking more enjoyable. 

So, why wait? Take this trek right now!

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