• Easy
  • 4,130 M
  • 9 Days Tea House
  • 5 Days Hotel Days
  • 10 Days Trekking Days

The route to the Annapurna sanctuary trek in the western part of Nepal The site of the Annapurna South Face Base Camp is a spectacular short trek. Though it has some steep climbs, the trek is not difficult, and traverses a variety of terrain, from lowland villages and rice terraces to glaciers, with outstanding high mountain views. This is a fine opportunity to surround you with Himalayan peaks in a short time, without having to contend with the altitude and flight problems of the Everest region. The ring of impressive crystalline Himalayan ranges of the Annapurna range is considered by the Nepalese as a “Sanctuary”, a place where the gods live. The impressive trek leads us from the terraced farmland above Pokhara on good trails through scattered settlements and abundant forest, following the high ridge of Ghorepani. We take a good chance to visit famous viewpoint Poon Hill, to see the classic Himalaya sunrise view as well the panoramic mountain views including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) to the west. We trek continue through ancient oak and rhododendron forest, across sparkling streams and past waterfalls, the world of snow and ice starts to unfold above us. The trail of Modi Khola valley leads us to the sanctuary as the gorge widens, we ascend to Machapuchre Base Camp (3,700m) on the lateral moraine of Annapurna South glacier. The steady climb up to ABC reveals the full splendor of this natural amphitheater. When we reach our destination, we are spoilt with 360-degree views of the Himalayan peak. This combination of pretty villages and terraced fields of millet and rice, majestic splendor of Machhapuchre (6,993m), Annapurna South (7,200m), Annapurna I(8,091m) and Hiunchuli (6,441m) make this an extremely rewarding trek. On our way back we pass Chhomrong and cross to the eastern banks of the Modi Khola.

Route Highlight

A moderate trek that offers a glimpse mountain with the beautiful village, unique culture. Panoramic viewpoint from Annapurna Base Camp.

  • Area: Annapurna region
  • Difficulty:A+ (easy)
  • Altitude: 4130 m
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Starting point: Pokhara
  • Ending point: Pokhara
  • Best season: : Oct – May
  • Group size: 01Pax to 30 pax
  • Culture: Different communities with majority of Gurung, Magar and Poon
  • Mode of trekking: Popular in tea housetrek, but it can be operate in both tea house or camping as per clients interest.
  • Himalayan Sights: Annapurna, Machhapurchre (Fishtail), Hiuchuli,Dhaulagir, Gangapurna and Manaslu Ranges.

Note: B=Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner

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Day to day schedule to Nepal: 14d Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu o/n in Hotel +D

    On your arrival at the airport, Himalayan Leaders will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. After Some refreshment you are invited for a Nepali dinner.

  • Day 02: Full Day Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley o/n in Hotel +B

    The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath might make you feel calm and peace.

  • Day 03: Flight to Pokhara, Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Thikhedhunga(1491m, 4/5hrs) o/n in lodge +B+L+D

    Today after Breakfast we take 25 minutes first flight to Pokhara, on arrival in Pokhara we further drive to our trekking starting point NayaPul for about half hrs, From here we trek by hilly ridges of Lumle/kande and walk about 20 minutes to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town. Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches Sudame where we have Lunch. After lunch climb steadily up the side of the valley, reaching Hile at 1495m. near by Tikhedhunga. Along the way various hamlets offer ample camping possibilities but if Gorepani is the objective for the next day it is better to push to Tikhe Dhunga.

  • Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (6/7hrs, 2848 m.) o/n in lodge +B+L+D

    From Tikhedhunga the trail crosses a stream (Bhurungdi Khola) on a suspension bridge to start the long steep climb to the large Magar village Ulleri at 2070m. Above the village where the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields. There are magnificent rhododendron and oak forest. Lunch spot in Nangethanti. Thanti is a Nepali words meaning “rest house”. In the winter the trail can be covered with show. From Nangethanti about one hours walking to Ghorepani at 2848m. Arrive at the top of the Ghorepani pass and camp there. overnight in Ghorepani.

  • Day 05: Trek to Tadapani via Poon Hill (5/6 hrs, 2540m) o/n in lodge +B+L+D

    We will wake up early morning to hike up to the famed vantage point of Poon Hill excursion. You can hear the sounds of all tourists preparing for the pre-dawn assault on Poon Hill. The journey climb to Poon Hill (3210m.) takes around 45minutes. As the sun rises, the views are literally breathtaking, a wide Himalayan panorama stretching from Dhaulagiri 8167m. (the world’s seventh highest peak) to Manaslu 8156m (the world’s eighth highest peak) in the east, with the mighty Annapurna range in between them. Then we will return to our camp and time for breakfast. The first part is climbing along the ridges of the hills in pine and rhododendron forest to a top 3030 meters then descend to at a second pass also called Deurali. The steep descent becomes gentle way to reaches Banthanti where we will stop for Lunch. From Banthanti the trail follow the stream down to a bridge where the trails start climbing to Tadapani (2540 meters) that offers a brief view of the mountains. Tadapani means, “Far water”. The village water supply is a long distance; it takes porters more than an hour to fetch a load of water.

  • Day 06: Trek to Chhomrong (6-7hrs, 2020m) o/n in Lodge +B+L+D

    Today after breakfast, our trail leads us to Landrung through oak forest, terraced fields, pleasant village. Then we moves down to Jhinudanda from here our trail ascends up to Chhomrong with the huge views of Annapurna South, Himchuli, Fishtail.

  • Day 07: Trekking to Dovan (2540m, 4-5 hrs) o/n in Guesthouse +B+L+D

    Leaving Chhomrong, the trail descends via a stone staircase and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a swaying Suspension bridge. Then climb out of the side valley passing through deep forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. The portion of the day’s trek follows another ascent to Kuldi (2470m). Descend a long, steep, slippery stone staircase into a deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Dovan.

  • Day 08: Trekking to Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3700m, 5-6 hrs) o/n in Guesthouse +B+L+D

    A trek of narrow Modi Khola valley brings you almost to the base of M.B.C. There’s technically no such thing as ‘Machhapuchhare Base Camp’, since ascents of the mountains are prohibited. The mountain views are stupendous; the panorama includes Hiuchhuli, Annapurna ranges and the ever-changing Machhapuchhare. This area is called the Annapurna sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountains. A huge amphitheater enclosed by a solid wall of snow-capped peaks which include Annapurna I, Annapurna III and the fish tail spire of Machhapuchhare.

  • Day 09: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m, 2-3 hrs) o/n in Guesthouse +B+L+D

    The climb to Annapurna Base Camp takes under two hours. You descend a small ridge branching out from the mountain pass to mountainside with widespread terraced fields showcasing tranquil meadows and lush fertile farming land. As you reach Annapurna South Base Camp, witness awesome picturesque landscapes, majestic panoramic view of snow-capped mountainous peaks and varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna massive. Tremendous Annapurna Range stops your heart beat for a while; whole day without rest chill out around to explore ABC.

  • Day 10: Trekking to Bamboo (2340m, 5/6 hrs) o/n in Guesthouse +B+L+D

    Heading back down the valley is much easier. We will have some amazing glimpse of sunrise over Mt. Annapurna and surrounding ranges. Even if you do exploring in the morning, you will have no problem reaching Bamboo passing through Himalayan Hotel and Dovan. You trek gently ascend through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. Keep an eye out for troops of black-faced ‘Langur’ monkeys. At night you will find yourself in a guest house.

  • Day 11: Trekking to Jhinu Danda (1750m, 4/5hrs) o/n in Guesthouse +B+L+D

    Retrace our steps back down to apple-pie country. The trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar and now the trail is quite flat until you reach Sinuwa. You trek gradually descends to the Chhomrong Khola and you have to follow stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhomrong. The trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo forest with majestic mountains scenery, especially Mt. Machhapuchhare. An hour walk will take you to Jhinu Danda. You enjoy the natural hot spring and explore the area around.

  • Day 12: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara via Birethanti (5/6 hrs trek, 1 hrs drive) o/n in Hotel +B

    We begin your trail following gentle flat path passing through forests, rocks and terraces. After Kimche (1638m.) the trail descends through human settlements and terraces upto Seuli Bazaar. From here, the trail moves along the bank of Modi Khola to Birethanti. And short walk to Nayapul from here we drive to Pokhara.

  • Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu o/n in Hotel +B
  • Day 14: Departure +B

    Transfer to the international airport for your onward Destination.

What is included?

  • Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Government licensed guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Government licensed trekking guide and porters during trekking
  • 3 meals a day during trekking (B, L, D)
  • Pickup and drop from and to the international airports in Kathmandu
  • Domestic airport tax
  • Annapurna conservation fee

What is excluded?

  • International Airfare
  • Personal expenses and tips for staff
  • Monument entrance fees during sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Travel insurance incase of emergency
  • Extra transport or porter in case of emergency case
  • Nepal visa fee USD 40 for 30 days and 4 passport sized pict
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Trip Customization

All our programs are just one example of what is possible. Himalayan Leaders since 1989 (!) Experience in organizing tailor made tours. Therefore, contact us for your personal desire program! Send us an email  and we are glad to help!

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Best Season
October to May

What is included?

  • Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Government licensed guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Government licensed trekking guide and porters during trekking
  • 3 meals a day during trekking (B, L, D)
  • Pickup and drop from and to the international airports in Kathmandu
  • Domestic airport tax
  • Annapurna conservation fee

What is excluded?

  • International Airfare
  • Personal expenses and tips for staff
  • Monument entrance fees during sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Travel insurance incase of emergency
  • Extra transport or porter in case of emergency case
  • Nepal visa fee USD 40 for 30 days and 4 passport sized pict
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Trip Customization

All our programs are just one example of what is possible. Himalayan Leaders since 1989 (!) Experience in organizing tailor made tours. Therefore, contact us for your personal desire program! Send us an email  and we are glad to help!

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