Annapurna base camp trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m). Overnight at hotel. 

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (825m), 6 hours drive, 25 minutes flight. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (2,000m), drive 2 hours, walking 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse. 

Day 04: Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2,100m), 6 hours walking. Overnight at Guesthouse. 

Day 05: Trek from Chhomrong to Himalayan Hotel (2,850m), 6 to 7 hours walking. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 06: Trek from Himalaya hotel to Machhapuchere Base camp (3,700m), 5 to 6 hours walking. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 07: Trek from MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (4,100m) and back to Sinuwa, 8/9 hours walking. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 08: Trek from Sinuwa to Jinudanda (1,200), 4 to 5 hours walking. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 09: Trek from Jinudanda to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara, 4 hours walking and 2 hours drive. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 11: Final departure. 

  • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m). Overnight at hotel.

    Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will meet and greet by one of our trek leaders and transfer to hotel. After a rest and refreshment we invite you to join the welcome dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant. Enjoy the local meal and drinks with a short briefing of Annapurna base camp trek. 

    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1,350m
  • Day 02 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (825m), 6 hours drive, 25 minutes flight. Overnight at hotel.

    Pokhara is a beautiful city in Nepal surrounded by Annapurna Himalayas. Our journey from Kathmandu begins early in the morning if we go by tourist bus and if we take a flight we can fly any time of the day. Evening leisurely walk around Phewa Lake and overnight at hotel.  

    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Pokhara
    • Altitude: 825m
  • Day 03 Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (2,000m), drive 2 hours, walking 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

    This morning, we will be driven two hours to Nayapul which is the trek starting point and from here we trek uphill on the trail to Ghandruk. While in the trail, we enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains. We further pass along various small villages crossing suspension bridge and arrive in Ghandurk, a slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung community. Along with enjoying the stunningly close-up towering views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiuchuli peaks, we also acquaint ourselves with the simple but rich cultural traditions of the Gurung culture and community at the Gurung Museum in Ghandruk. Overnight at guest house. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Ghandruk
    • Altitude: 2,000m
  • Day 04 Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2,100m), 6 hours walking. Overnight at Guesthouse.

    At this juncture, we climb up for an hour up to Ghandruk kot and then a steep descent takes us to the Kimron Khola. After another steep ascent from Kimron Khola, we make an hour of easy walk. Then, we take a steep climb continuing up to Chhomrong. While climbing, we encounter with the mighty peak of Annapurna South above the village and the view of Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhare) facing across the valley. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of giant Annapurna massive. Overnight at guest house. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Chhomrong
    • Altitude: 2,100m
  • Day 05 Trek from Chhomrong to Himalayan Hotel (2,850m), 6 to 7 hours walking. Overnight at Guesthouse.

    We walk through the pretty forest to Kuldi Ghar, before the route goes steeply down a bank of rock and then levels out, running through riverside bamboo thickets along the base of the gorge. Then the track winds steeply up through deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Doban and then Himalaya hotel. Overnight at guest house. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Himalayan Hotel
    • Altitude: 2,850m
  • Day 06 Trek from Himalaya hotel to Machhapuchere Base camp (3,700m), 5 to 6 hours walking. Overnight at Guesthouse.

    The track remains on the West Bank of the Modi, now flowing through a more open valley, and eventually emerges into the Sanctuary. Straight-ahead is the high lateral moraine of the South Annapurna glacier and the Modi follows a deep cliff to the right. This is the site of Machhapuchhre base camp from which can be seen a spectacular panorama of mountains. We will either stay here or continue northwest, staying above the glacial moraine.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Machhapuchere Base camp
    • Altitude: 3,700m
  • Day 07 Trek from MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (4,100m) and back to Sinuwa, 8/9 hours walking. Overnight at Guesthouse.

    On the way to Annapurna Base Camp from Machhapuchre Base Camp, the vegetation disappears. We will see the snow boulders melting and forming small streams. The path widens as we enter the sanctuary. We follow a stream and then climb to a few huts alongside a moraine. There are sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above the sanctuary. Annapurna Base Camp sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding panorama of the 360 degrees. Upon arrival at this panoramic view site, we savor the mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiuchuli and other peaks. Climax of our trip almost ends today then you will trek back to Sinuwa which is most easy descending route. Overnight at guest house. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Annapurna Base Camp and back to Sinuwa
    • Altitude: 4,100m
  • Day 08 Trek from Sinuwa to Jinudanda (1,200), 4 to 5 hours walking. Overnight at Guesthouse.

    From Sinuwa we continue to Chhomrong from where the trail descends through the steep downhill to Jinudanda. After about 4 to 5 hours trek, we reach at Jinudanda, here we can enjoy the hot spring. Overnight at guest house. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Jinudanda
    • Altitude: 1,200
  • Day 09 Trek from Jinudanda to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara, 4 hours walking and 2 hours drive. Overnight at hotel.

    In the morning after breakfast, we leave the village following the gentle trail and walking mostly on a flat route to Kimche village. This part of trek is delightful and pleasant. We continue to Saulibazaar where we may stop to enjoy our lunch. After lunch we trek to Beraithanti then to Nayapul. From Nayapul we take drive to back to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Pokhara
  • Day 10 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

    Day 10: Drive or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

    After breakfast, we will drive or fly to Kathmandu. Evening enjoy the farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with live culture show. Overnight at hotel.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1,350m
  • Day 11 Final departure:

    After breakfast, we will drop you to international airport for your flight back to home. Wish you have a safe and sound flight and see you again in the future.