Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in Annapurna Region. This 12 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary is specially designed for the trekkers who wanted to complete Annapurna Base Camp but are restricted time-wise. If you want to do the Annapurna Base Camp trek more relaxed way, we would recommend you to join our Annapurna Sanctuary Trek–17 days.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is considered one of the world’s great treks. The walk-in to the Sanctuary provides an experience of the great variety of landscape types which serve to make Nepal such a special trekking destination. You will pass through a diverse geographical and cultural variation with an amazing range of flora and fauna in between.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins from Phedi (where we start first day of our trek). During the trek, we encounter sub-tropical heat, pretty villages and neatly terraced rice fields. Gaining height gradually, we enjoy several days of pleasant walking with a mix of abundant forest and scattered areas of farmed land. Finally, beyond the last of the bamboo and rhododendron woodland, the valley narrows at the entrance to the world of ice and snow that is the Annapurna Sanctuary. Throughout the walk-in there are outstanding panoramas of the high peaks to the north, and the contrast of the rice-fields and villages with the snow peaks above, makes for very picturesque trekking indeed. Finally, our trips end at Naya Pul, then, you will drive to Pokhara, enhances by its lovely lakes, which have their source in the glacial region of the Annapurna range of the Himalayas.
Itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
|Day||Program||Places||Altitude||Walking / driving duration|
|01||Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel||Kathmandu|
|02||Fly to Pokhara (25 min) and trek from Phedi to Dhampus||Dhampus||1650 m||3 hrs walking|
|03||Trek from Dhampus to Landruk||Landruk||1620 m||6 hrs walking|
|04||Trek from Landruk to Chhomrong||Chhomrong||2210 m||6 hrs walking|
|05||Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan||Dovan||2600 m||7 hrs walking|
|06||Trek from Dovan to Macchappuchare Base Camp||MBC||3700 m||7 hrs walking|
|07||Trek from MBC to Annapurna Base Camp||ABC||4130 m||2 ½ hrs walking|
|08||Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo||Bamboo||2400 m||6 hrs walking|
|09||Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda||Jhinu Danda||1760 m||6 hrs walking|
|10||Trek from Jhinu Danda to Naya Pul & drive to Pokhara||Pokhara||825 m||6 hrs walking|
|11||Pokhara to Kathmandu by drive||Kathmandu||1356 m||7 hrs driving|
By Anil Blon