Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. It is quite easy and shorter trek than other high altitude treks in Nepal. This trek incorporates diverse terrain, culture, and wildlife. Along with the most spectacular and close up view of Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri.In Spring, it showcases many beautiful flowers including the national flower of Nepal – Rhododendron. Orchids, Machhapuchhre massif and the deepest gorge Kali Gandaki accompanies you during the trek.You will spot at times high cascading waterfalls. And, you will get to learn about people of different ethnicity, especially Gurung people when visiting the Ghandruk museum.Depending on which route you take, you may not pass through Ghandruk though. The trail is the same from Chomrung onwards but you can choose to include or not include Ghorepani Poon Hill and Ghandruk. Poon hill is a vantage point for the view of Annapurna plus other peaks and for sunrise and sunset.Other highlights of this trek are the hot springs! Very relaxing and healing for your aching muscles.Also, ABC passes through MBC (Machhapuchhre Base Camp). What a blissful moment. Visit two base camps in one trip!Together with Annapurna Circuit, these trails welcome about seventy percent of the total trekkers visiting Nepal.
Autumn (Sep-Nov) and Spring (Mar-May)
Highest access of the Trek
-10 to 15 Celsius
Chettries, mahara, bohara Jhkari, Lohar
Mode of the trek
Teahouse or Camping (Camping on your request)
Teahouse or Camping (Camping on your request)
Most attraction of the Trek
Off touristy route and authentic Nepalese life style
Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. We visit the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, we get our equipment checked by our climbing leader, get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss our trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.
We take an early morning flight to Pokhara, the beautiful lake city and catch great views of the Himalayas from the right side of our airplane. After landing in the Pokhara airport, we drive to Naya Pul (1 hour and 20 minutes) and start the trek. From Birethanti, we trek to Ghandruk, a beautiful village mostly inhabited by the Gurung community. If time permits, we also visit the Gurung museum today. Overnight in Ghandruk.
At this juncture, we climb up for around an hour up to Kimrungdanda. On the way, we can enjoy great views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Ganggapurna. A steep descent takes us to the Kimrong Khola. After another steep ascent from Kimrong Khola to Chere Danda, we descend for a while and then it’s a gentle walk to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massive. Overnight in Chhomrong.
We descend via 2500 stone steps and cross the bridge above Chhomrong Khola. From here it is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. Next, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo.
We pass through a bamboo forest which is damp and cold then ascend steadily with a few steep sections. It is only after reaching Himalaya Hotel that the forest opens up and we are out in the sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below. It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here we can see the trail drop closer to the river before climbing again to Deurali, the most scenic stretch of the day. The vegetation is sparser, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below, and the sheer rock-face cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls. Overnight in Deurali.
Climb gently through a river bed then over a steep trail over to the mountain side. The hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat strenuous. From Machhapuchhre base camp we get excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. From here, we get sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us. The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding the 360-degree panorama. From the base camp we again get to savor mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiuchuli and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
From the Annapurna base camp we retrace our steps to Bamboo. Today’s trek is downhill, so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Besides, we will always have the company of the extraordinary landscape to cheer us up. Overnight in Bamboo.
From Bamboo, it is an uphill trek to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Then we climb the stone steps to Chhomrong. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be resting for the night. Today we will have an opportunity to enjoy the hot springs which is just a 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda to soothe our aching body. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.
On our way to Naya Pul from Jhinu Danda, we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. We have lunch on the way. Our trek will end at Naya Pul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.
We fly to Kathmandu in the afternoon. After arriving in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel. We enjoy the day leisurely or catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any landmarks we missed during our first day in Kathmandu. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening at JP Lama’s place.
Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A Gfastreks representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
Included meals: Breakfast
Pick up and drop from airport,
Kathmandu and Pokhara accommodations,
Bus from Kathmandu-Besisahar, Pokhara-Kathmandu (Yourself and guide),
Private car from Nayapool-Pokhara,
Trekking Area Entrance Fee and TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System) card,
Teahouse accommodation during trek,
3 meals everyday while on the trek: lunch, breakfast and dinner with Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and necessary juice, coffee, tea etc.
Experienced English speaking government license holder guide & necessary porter,
All program according to itineraries on full board,
Wages, food, accommodation, equipments, insurance and other facilities to staffs during the trek,
Farewell dinner with Mr.JP Lama and Family.
Meals whilst in Kathmandu & Pokhara,
Your Travel/Trekking insurance,
International airfare and airport departure tax,
Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected),
All kind of alcoholic & soft drinks,
Personal shopping, laundry, trekking equipments etc.
Nepal Entry Visa fee,
Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control,
Emergency Rescue cost while on Trek.
The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches and public strikes.
Price subjected to change if there are more than 2 people in a group.
We have got other additional programs like: Mountain Flight, Bungee Jump, Paragliding, Helicopter Tour, Film Shooting etc. We can include you these programs on your recent trip on your request.