Book this 13-day private trip for 2 people from just USD $975 per person! (Including tourist bus transfers to and from Kathmandu)
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Overview
The Annapurna Base Camp trek combines the incredible views from popular vantage point Poon Hill, with a moderate trek right into the heart of the Himalaya. When you stand in Annapurna Base Camp you’re literally surrounded by high mountain peaks. It’s the most amazing feeling, whatever the time of year! We spend the evening here and wake up early to watch the sunrise over the Annapurna giants. Get ready to create a memory you’ll never forget!
Travelling to Pokhara
We’ll be waiting to pick you up when you arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. You can choose to travel straight to Pokhara or spend some time relaxing and exploring Kathmandu before you trek.
Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna Base Camp trek and the second largest city in Nepal, is often known as the adventure capital. Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) is the city’s key feature. On a still day, you can gaze at the beautiful mirror images of the Annapurna’s reflected in the water. Pokhara is the perfect place to relax and have fun! Ask us about including one of the many adventure activities including paragliding and white water rafting in your itinerary!
Trekking to Ghorepani Poon Hill
The incredible mountain views are just one of the rewards on offer when you trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill. It’s possible to bypass Poon Hill and trek straight to Annapurna Base Camp if you’re short of time. But you’ll miss out on one of the best vantage points in the Himalaya. On the trek you’ll get a taste of the ‘real’ Nepal as you slowly ascend through rural countryside. You’ll see emerald green rice fields, lush forests rich with flora and fauna, and villages where the smiles of the Nepali people are infectious! If you’re trekking in March or early April, prepare to be amazed! You’ll see large forests of bright, colourful Rhododendrons native to Nepal.
Soak Up the View
We hike up to Poon Hill from Ghorepani just in time to see the sunrise. The spectacular view includes the seventh highest mountain Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,795ft) and the tenth highest mountain Annapurna I (8,091m/26,545ft).
From Poon Hill, we continue our trek and observe the mountains getting closer. Hike through beautiful forests, across swinging suspension bridges into a stunning mountain landscape. On this trek you get two base camps for the price of one! We also pass through Machapuchare (Fish Tail) Base Camp.
The Main Attraction – Annapurna Base Camp
After lunch at Machapuchare Base Camp we start our hike up to Annapurna Base Camp. Words can’t describe the panoramic view that awaits you. All your hard work will be well worth it as you feel the mountains literally rising up to greet you. We spend the night in this Himalayan wonderland (4,130m/13,550ft) and rise early to watch the sun turn the mountains golden.
On our return from Annapurna Base Camp it’s possible to loop back a different way and relax in the natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda. The hot springs are situated on the river bank and surrounded by lush forest. They’re a perfect reward at the end of your trek!
Back to Kathmandu
You can choose to fly or return to Kathmandu by bus. Kathmandu is home to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, so you’ll be sure to want to see some! Get more ideas about what to do in this Kathmandu Travel Guide.
Ask us about including a sightseeing tour in your itinerary and make sure you allow time to pick up souvenirs and gifts in the quirky maze of streets in Thamel!
All our itineraries are examples only. Of course you can follow the exact itinerary detailed here if it works for you. But normally we customise every itinerary based on your travel plans and preferences. Then we work with you until you’re completely satisfied that you’ve got an amazing trip planned!
Arrive in Kathmandu
If you decide to spend some time in Kathmandu (or you arrive after 12:00), choose between taking an early flight (~25 minutes) to Pokhara the next morning, or the tourist bus (~7-8 hours), which will add a day to your itinerary.
Time to trek! Nayapul (1,070m/3,510ft) to Tikhedhunga (1,480m/4,856ft) ~3 hours walking
Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft) ~6 hours walking
Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3,210m/10,532ft) for sunrise, then Poon Hill to Tadapani (2,700m/8,858ft) ~6 hours walking
Tadapani to Chomrong (2,170m/7,119ft) ~5 hours walking
Chomrong to Dovan (2,600m/8,530ft) ~5 hours walking
Dovan to Deurali (3,200m/10,499ft) ~3.5 hours walking
Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,550ft) ~5 hours walking
Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,310m/7,579ft) ~7 hours walking
Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,760m/5,774ft) and a dip in the hot springs! ~5 hours walking
Jhinu Danda to jeep pick-up point (1,395m/4,577ft) ~0.5 hours walking, then drive to Pokhara
Drive or fly to Kathmandu and celebrate!
Book this 13-day private trip for 2 people from just USD $975 per person (including tourist bus transfers to and from Pokhara, and from $1,149 including return domestic flights). Ask us for a quote for larger groups.
We calculate the exact cost of your trip package based on your customised travel plan and the number of people trekking. This way, you only pay for what you want and if you prefer, you can choose to make some of your own arrangements – like city hotels.
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