Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The history of Annapurna base camp trek traces along the history of trekking in Nepal. From the beginning of the years, this adventure trek has been fulfilling the trekking desire of true adventurers. Annapurna base camp offers the magnificent views of Annapurna Himalayan range including Mt Machhapuchre (Fishtail) and others. Trekking through picturesque valleys, dense forests, embracing the warm welcome of local inhabitants surrounded by the snow –capped mountains; Annapurna base camp trek is undoubtedly the premier trekking destination in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Most of the Popular Rhododendron and evergreen while forest between Annapurna and Machhapurchhre Himalayan Scenery to crossing the biggest Gurung villages suspensions bridges which are along the Modi Khola and Continue to Annapurna Sanctuary. This Trekking route after Everest Base Camp highly populates and more crowded from September to end December and March to End of May. Because many travelers from all over in the world whose have a couple of weeks holidays in Nepal.
We embark towards the Annapurna Base camp by driving towards beautiful Pokhara city. The actual trekking starts from Nayapul followed by Tirkhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, and Chomrong. The famous trail keeps us captivated as we head through beautiful rhododendron forests, scenic valleys, small and big settlements to finally arrive at Annapurna base camp. Further, we move towards Nayapul and trek towards Australian camp. It is the great place for campfire and witnesses the beauty of snow-capped mountains like Annapurna range, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, and other towering peaks. The adventure trek finally concludes after we arrive at Pokhara and fly back to Kathmandu. Make you Trek towards Annapurna Base camp via Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek even more exciting and enthralling with BUNA to turn your Trekking in Nepal memorable for years to come. Despite being a moderate graded trek, all the trekking enthusiasts with a good level of physical fitness level are most welcomed. Let’s trek together.
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I joined BUNA treks for the Annapurna base camp trek on Nov 2013. My entire travel and trekking experience was delightful. From the accommodations to meals and transportation, all were as they promised. They helped me to arrange permits like ACAP and TMIS card. I am coming for Everest exploration next year and certainly going to choose BUNA treks. Thanks for everything!
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu meet our staff and transfer to Hotel
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport you will be received by BUNA staff and transfer you to the Hotel, our guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, do’s and don’t and other related information that you might require while in Nepal.
Day 02:fly to Pokhara 950m within 25 minute
After having breakfast drive to Kathmandu domestic airport, then travel by air to Pokhara. this flight take about 25 minute.
On reaching Pokhara transfer to Hotel for the overnight stop by the lake Phewa with time for a short walk around.
Day 03: Drive to Kande and trek to Landrung / Landruk 1,500m via Australian Camp
5-6 hrs an hour drive in the morning takes you up the newly built Pokhara-Baglung highway to Kande which is further from the suburb of Pokhara Valley, where this adventure to Annapurna Base Camp begin, the 5 hours trek leads on the uphill for an hour towards Australian Camp or Thulo-Kharka in the cool shade of the thin woodlands, on reaching here it is downhill to Pothana with an hour up climb to Deurali from here it is downhill for 45 minutes and on the easy winding gradual track all the way to the village of Landrung / Landruk with great views of the surrounding landscapes and of Annapurna South.
Day 04: Trek to Chomrong 1,951m approx. 6 hours walks.
The trek from Landrung leads to the last teahouse just by the path towards another Phedi of Landrung and Ghandrung, route diverts away from this path following the back of the teahouse and on the farm terraces and finally reaching by the bank of Modi Khola, the route follows the Modi Khola up streams and reaching to Nayapul (New Bridge) a good bridge over the raging Modi River. From here it is more uphill climb all the way Jinwa village, from Jinwa another 1-2 hrs walk leads to a steep uphill till the path joins coming from Kimche Khola, on reaching the good wide stone paved path. The walk from here is fairly gradual with downhill till Chomrong village is reached for the overnight stop. Chomrong village situated in the small valley just near beneath the peaks of Annapurna south. This is the last permanent village.
Day 05: Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050m approx. 6 hours walk
From Chomrong the trail leads to the terraced farm fields as you descent to the river, after the bridge it’s uphill most of the way for 2-3 hours till a small place of Khuldi-ghar is reached, after Khuldi the trail leads down hill for 1-2 hour through the bamboo bushes till you reach Bamboo, a place in the mid of the bamboo, rhododendron and oaks forest with couple of teahouses / lodges. After a brief stop here an hour walk on the gradual uphill path brings you to the overnight halt at Dovan, an isolated spot with 2-3 teahouses, in the midst of the forest near the raging Modi River.
Day 06: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,720m- 5-6 hrs
From Dovan walk continues in the cool shade of the forest with gradual ups’ most of the way following the river Modi upstream, the trail meanders with few ups and down as you reach Himalaya Hotel near Hinko cave, located at the bottom of Hiunchuli peak. The trail from here is up for another 1-2 hours to Deurali the last tea-house on route Maccahapuchare Base Camp. On reaching at Deurali the vegetation and tree lines disappears leaving for high alpine flora and shrubs. From Deurali, the trail leads up to follow the raging Modi River upstream, the track is quite pleasant in some places with few strenuous climb for an hour in between as you reach the Maccahapuchare Base Camp for the overnight stop. Machhapuchare base camp has about 4-5 Lodges located beneath the towering North Face of Machhapuchare peak.
Day 07: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,095m 3-4 hours walk
Today’s walk leads you in the heart of the Sanctuary at the Annapurna Base Camp, the path follows ascends for few hours on the grassy path, the trek is very pleasant as you reach the higher ground with magnificent view of an array of snow peaks all around you with Annapurna I, a great wall of a mountain on this north west face. Annapurna Base Camp has 2-3 teahouses.
Day 08: Trek to Himalaya Hotel 2,900m. 6 hours walk
After a wonderful time at ABC, retrace the journey back to Himalaya Hotel near Hinko Cave via Machhapuchare Base Camp for the overnight. A good day walk in the tranquility of the mountains and in its tranquil wilderness, the trek leads back to the lush green vegetation; the walk is more or less downhill with few ups to Himalaya Hotel.
Day 09: Trek to Chomrong. 4-5 hrs
From Himalaya Hotel retrace the journey back to Chomrong by the same path, the morning walk leads to a short climb to Khuldi where you check out in the register. The trail descends all the way to the bridge, from the bridge uphill will to Chomrong.
Day 10: Trek to Ghandrung or Ghandruk 1,750m. 5-6 hrs walks
From Chomrong, walk leads to a short uphill, descending towards Kimche Khola valley as the trail splits here where the path from Landrung and Kimche Valley joins, the route leads to Kimrong khola valley, the trail branches off from last Tea-house of upper Chomrong, the walk is pleasant on the wide track for an hour till Kimche valley is reached. From Kimche Valley a short gradual path leads to the bottom of the Kimrong danda ridge, the climb takes for an hour towards the Kimrong danda where there are few teahouses / lodges where you can refresh with soft drinks and teas. From here a gentle downhill walk reaches you at Ghandrung village for the overnight stop.
Day 11: Trek and drive to Pokhara. 3-4 hrs walks with 2 hours drive
The last day walk from Ghandrung leads to a descend on the wide stone paved path passing through farm villages of Kimche till Syali Bazaar is reached, from here the path leads on the gentle winding trail following the River Modi all the way to Nayapul. Few hours of good walk reaching at Bhirethati a charming village. From here cross the bridge over Modi Khola and follow the Modi Khola till Nayapul is reached. On reaching Nayapul board on the Bus for an hour and half drive to Pokhara for the overnight after a wonderful time in the tranquility and wilderness up in the mountains.
Day 13: Transfer to Airport for the flight back to Kathmandu
As per the flight time schedule a scenic sweeping half hour flight reaches you back to Kathmandu.