The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek is one of the most popular treks in Annapurna region. It is for the trekkers who are looking for spectacular scenery and a great trekking experience. A trek deep in the heart of the Annapurna’s massif, going through marvelous valleys to discover the life of the mountain people and to be astonished by the immense splendor of Nepal. Highlights of the trek include panoramic views of mountain ranges and peaks, captivating sunrises and sunsets, terraced farmlands with ample time to visit the villages of different ethnic groups and to immerse within in the Himalayan lifestyle plus you can indulge yourself with warm hospitality of the local people.
The Annapurna Base Camp lies at a height of 4,230 meters and is where mountaineers start their summit of Annapurna I, the 10th highest peak in the world at 8,091 meters. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes 7 to 14 days, depending on your itinerary and length of walking days. We start from Nayapul (a 1 1/2 hour drive from Pokhara) and go north up to Gorepani and then to the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill. From Gorepani you go eastward to Chomrong and then north again entering the Modi Kola Valley which leads up to the Base Camp. The setting of Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 m is unique and incredibly spectacular, set amidst the majestic peaks of Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m).The ABC trail traverses a variety of terrain ranging from glacier moraine and rice terraces to rocky stone steps and, along the way, offers an amphitheater of huge Himalayan peaks. The trail goes alongside terraced rice paddies, lush rhododendron forests and high altitude landscapes with the Annapurna Range in view most of the times. In addition to great scenery, the trek takes you through the villages of the ethnic communities of Gurung and Thakali, the latter renowned for their incredibly tasty Dal Bhat, also known as ‘Thakali’ sets.
As the Annapurna Base Camp Trek does not entail much of physical energy and is not strenuous by any means, anybody who wishes to experience the charm and beauty of the beautiful Annapurna can embark on the trek. While this trek can be undertaken all year round, it is especially beautiful during spring as rhododendron flowers along the trail turn red, pink and white so trekkers consider October to early December & mid March to May as the best time to trek here. Be a part of Incredible Mountains and go through this classic trail for a great trekking experience.
Upon arrival you will meet with representative of Incredible Mountain’s P Ltd than transfer to hotel.
At breakfast time you have meeting with your trekking guide and he will brief about the day to day itinerary. Today you have rest day therefore if you want you can walk around Thamel. There are many restaurant and souvenir shops. It is also known as a prebase camp of mountaineers therefore you have anything else to buy like trekking equipment, you can buy here.
Around 7/7:30 am, After breakfast your trip commence toward to Pokhara. Driving road goes via middle hills and countryside. Almost road bank of the Trishuli River and Marshyangdi River. Also you can forget to go by bus all the way to Pokhara you can join white water rafting in the Trishuli river. It will be another adventure fun.
We take private transport to Nayapool from Pokhara and there is our porter will fix your back pack than your first day trek start from here. On the way to trek you will take lunch at Tirkha Dunga and the trek continue to Urlari. After cross the suspension bride climb up three thousand steps to reach Urali.
We ascend to Ghoripani. On the way to Ghoripani we are ascending water falls rhododendron forest and Gurung village to reach hill station from here you can see Annapuran South, Fisthtail and Nilgiri Mountains
Early in the morning we start to climb up to poon hill. It is very popular place to see panoramic view of majestic range of mountains, Mt. Dhaulagari, Mt Nilgiri, Mt. Annapurna South, fishtail. After view of sunrise we back to tea house take breakfast and start our trek to Tadapani
We begin our trek to down after cross the suspension bridge we start to climb up to reach very beautiful Gurung village just below of the Mt. Annapurna South.
We walk all the way to down steps of this village and cross the suspension bridge start genteelly climb up after reach to Sinuwa, here we can take fue minute rest and start continue to rocky road to ahead bank of Modi river
Today our most thoughtful day we are trekking higher than three thousand meter altitude and reaching to Annapurna Base Camp so that you may feel little headache. on the way very famous and popular Machapuchare Base Camp (3700 m), we stop for lunch and some photos too. Suggest you walk slowly and drink water around 4 liter a day.
Early in the morning wake up before sunrise and catch the pictures of first ray of the sun on the snowy mountains. After breakfast trek down to Bamboo.
Trek to Ghandruk. It is very famous Gurung village it is also listed into UNESCO’s world heritage site.
Today is last day of your trek after around 5 hours walk you will reach to Nayapool and from there you catch the private transport to Pokhara
Around 8 am same way back to Kathmandu and at evening farewell dinner
Finally with full of proud and happiness after lifetime adventure experience trip back to home