Detailed Itinerary Of Annapurna Base Camp

  • May 7, 2022
  • Rajesh Thapaliya

The Annapurna base camp is one of the popular trekking destinations in Nepal. It is dedicated to the real adventurous trekkers, normal trekkers, friends, and families. The Annapurna base camp trek follows through the Modi river valley. The major attraction of this trek is the closer view of the Annapurna massif with the massive Annapurna glacier.

The Annapurna I (8091m.) is the tenth highest mountain in the world and the 8th highest mountain in Nepal. The trek starts from Nayapul after driving about 2 hours from Pokhara. There are public and private transportations to drive.

Annapurna base camp trips can be done with different itineraries according to the visitor’s time frame. This trek offers a stunning view of the Annapurna massif, traditional villages of Gurung/Magar, local culture, hot spring, flora and fauna, and much more. The normal itinerary has been noticed here but it can be done in one week to two weeks so we make different itineraries for our clients according to their requests and time.

The Annapurna sanctuary trek is recommended during the autumn and the spring. The spring will be a more colourful forest with blooming rhododendron everywhere along the way to the Annapurna base camp.

Annapurna base camp trek
Annapurna base camp

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Annapurna Base Camp Highlights

  • Beautiful lake city Pokhara
  • Poon Hill viewpoint to see unblock sunrise and long-ranged mountain.
  • Scenic Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massif including the most beautiful mountain Fishtail
  • Traditional Gurung and Magar villages and their culture
  • Close view of Annapurna Mountains and Glacier

Related:

  1. Annapurna base camp trek
  2. Mardi Himal trek
  3. Khopra Danda trek
  4. Mohare Danda trek

Annapurna Base Camp Outline Itinerary

Annapurna base camp trek
Annapurna base camp trek map

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m.) 3 hrs.

Day 02: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m.) 6-7 hrs.

Day 03: Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m.) and trek to Tadapani (2610m.) 5 hrs.

Day 04: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m.) 5 hrs.

Day 05: Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (200m.) 6 hrs.

Day 06: Trek from Dovan to Deurali (3200m.) 4 hrs.

Day 07: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m.) 4 hrs.

Day 08: Trek back from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m.) 5-6 hrs.

Day 09: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda/ hot spring (1780m.) 5 hrs.

Day 10: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Napayul (6 hrs.) and drive to Pokhara ( 2 hrs.).

Related:

  1. Annapurna view trek
  2. Ghorepani Poon hill trek
  3. Kaigandaki valley trek

Detailed Itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp

Day-1- Drive to Nayapul (1070m.) - 1 hr. drive. Trek to Tikhedhunga. (1540M.) 3 hrs

You see the beautiful mountains from the hotel in the morning and have your breakfast. Today you drive to Nayapul by private transport or a public bus which takes about 2 hours. When we reach Nayapul then start the first-day trek. Crossing a suspension bridge, trek on a flat area about half an hour to Birethanti from where the Annapurna conservation area starts. After checking your permits here, you follow the Bhurungdi valley walking on the rough road. This is your first day on the trek so you don’t walk a long day. The trek today is about 3-4 hours to Tikhedhunga.

Day-2- Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,850m.) 7 hrs

Leaving Tikhedhunga behind, you start to trek upwards to Ulleri. The trail begins with lots of stone steps. After walking for about 2 hours uphill, you catch up our breath at Ulleri with the views of the beautiful valley, green hills, traditional Magar houses, some white peaks, and much more than keep continue the trek to Banthanti where you stop for Lunch. You enter the dense forest of Oak, Pine, rhododendron and more trees after Lunch. you see some beautiful waterfalls along the way in this area. Crossing Nangithanti, you reach Ghorepani where you see the colourful buildings. Ghorepani is the land of the Magar people.

Day-3- Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m.) and trek to Tadapani (2610m.) 5 hrs 

This is an important day for you to see the stunning Himalayas with unblocked sunrise from Poon Hill. We need to start very early before the daylight with a flashlight. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour to reach the Poon hill tower. You can see the Big white mountains ranges of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna from here. After taking some beautiful shots, hike down to the guesthouse and have your Breakfast. After breakfast, trek towards Tadapani following the other hill similar to Poon Hill. You ascend for about 1 hour to the next hill and trek gradual step another a half an hour through the Rhododendron, Pine, and bamboo forest and trek downwards to a small settlement Deurali. Again you descend to Banthanti following a stream and see big rocks around you. The trail can be slippery somewhere around here. You have your Lunch at the Banthanti then trek another hour and a half to Tadapani.

Day-4- Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m.) 5 hrs 

You wake in the early morning today to see another beautiful sunrise and the Annapurna Himalayan range including the most beautiful mountain Fishtail then have your breakfast. After breakfast, you trek down through the rhododendron forest to Chuile and continue to descend another half an hour then cross a suspension bridge. After the bridge, you ascend to Gurung. Leaving behind Gurjun, again you climb another hour and trek 45 minutes more to Chhomrong.

Day-5- Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (2600m.) 6 hrs 

You trek downwards through the beautiful Chhomrong village following the stone steps for half an hour then cross a suspension bridge. Right after crossing the bridge, you start ascending to Sinuwa which takes about 2 hours. You stop here for a few minutes to catch up on your breath and enjoy the view. We then trek again into the forest for another 2 hours to Bamboo and stop for the lunch break. You trek another hour through the forest to Dovan.

Day-6-Trek from Dovan to Deurali (3200m.) 4 hrs 

You trek continue through the forest following the valley with huge rocks on both sides of you. After your 2 hours walk, you reach to Himalaya Hotel and again the trail follows into the forest and reaches Hinku cave. You descend for a while from here then cross a stream and climb another half an hour to Deurali.

Day-7- Trek from Deurali to Annapurna base camp (4130m.) 4 hrs 

This is your special day because of reaching your final destination. Walking about 2 hours upwards to Machhapuchchhre base camp where you stop for a few minutes and enjoy the scenic Mountain View with some hot drinks. After your little rest here, you trek to the Annapurna base camp. We have our Lunch here and explore around the base camp to see the Annapurna glacier and Annapurna massif including Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South, Fishtail, and more with a beautiful sunset view.

Day-8- Trek back from Annapurna base camp to Bamboo (2310m.) 5-6 hrs 

you see the incredible view of Annapurna Himalaya in the morning when the sun rises on the mountains then have your breakfast at your guesthouse. Today you start descending backwards following the same trail to Bamboo passing MBC, Deurali, Himalaya, and Dovan.

Day-9- Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda. Natural hot spring. (1780m.) 5 hrs 

You return to Sinuwa and Chhomrong with the same trail where you already trekked on the way up to the Annapurna base camp. It takes about 4 hours to arrive at Chhomrong and stop for your lunch. You steeply trek downhill from here another 45 minutes to an hour to Jhinudanda. Today is another nice day to explore the natural hot spring where we forget the cold of the base camp with hot water. After spending a couple of hours at the hot pool, you then come back to the guest house.

Day-10- Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul 6hrs. And drive to Pokhara. 2hrs 

You are at the low elevation area today so it won’t be difficult to walk for you. You trek down about half an hour and cross a bridge then climb for about 15 minutes. Here you have the flat part for a while and descend about 30 minutes to New bridge. You again keep descending through the forest, and small settlements and reach Siwai where you join the road. You still trek another hour to Syauli Bazaar where your food kills our hunger. You trek on the road again another 2 to 2 and a half hours to Nayapul. Here you can catch a Bus or hire a taxi to Pokhara. You are in the city so you may visit some bars to celebrate your trek.

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Contact us for your Annapurna Base Camp Trek and tell us your available time limit we make a customised and longer itinerary according to your demand and feel free to ask any queries about this amazing Annapurna sanctuary trek.

Rajesh Thapaliya

Rajesh Thapaliya

Namaste! I am Rajesh, a Nepal travel blogger who provides Nepal travel tips to travellers who are planning to visit Nepal and know about Nepal.

I am a tourism service provider in Nepal So far, I have been to the Nepalese Himalayan base camps as a tour leader and collected lots of information about the Nepalese Himalayas. You can find my experiences in my travel blogs, so it may make it a lot easier for you to travel to Nepal.

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