Solo Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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The Annapurna base camp solo trek is blessed with an abundance of nature’s beauty from the plains of the Pokhara Valley flourishing with rice cultivation to the base camp of the colossal Annapurna Himal, through the vibrant villages, green forests, bamboo jungles, rivers, and cascades rich with birds and animal life. Following the trail, we reach the base of the South face of Mt. Annapurna South at 7219m from the base camp of Mt. Machhapuchhare at 6993m. Normally the walking hours are minimized for our guests in the base camp areas as it allows plentiful time to relish the hearty view of the impressive Annapurna Himal at a pace that’s relaxing in manner. It's never enough when you visit the Annapurna region, there is some invincible Godly power that pulls you back again, and again and the welcoming warmth of the mountain folks hereabouts makes you feel so much at home. 

Solo trekking to Annapurna base camp is one of the most popular trekking trips in our company for those people traveling solo. We organize the Annapurna base camp trek for Solo trekkers. Thinking to do ABC hiking and you are alone, no worry we have fixed departure treks for Annapurna base camp, or you can still enjoy the amazing trekking to Annapurna base camp solo with our friendly and honest guide and supporting crew.

 

Highlights

  • Explore the combination of much diversity of landscapes, terrace farming villages, lush rhododendron and bamboo forests to high altitude landscapes with Annapurna range views.
  • Hike the Annapurna Base Camp for a 360-degree view.  
  • The trek covers peaks Annapurna I, II, III, IV, those of Annapurna South peaks, Mt. Dhaulagiri and several other peaks which draws over 40,000 tourists every year.

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01:Drive or fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (800m), drive 6 hours

We drive or fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara. In Pokhara, receive a final briefing and prepare for the first leg of your adventure trek in the afternoon.  Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Pokhara
  • Maximum Altitude:800m

Drive to the starting point of the trek - Naya Pul - and take an easy stroll along the sub-tropical Modi Khola River Valley to Birethanti (a large village on the old Nepal-Tibet trading route). Pass through the Birethanti checkpoint before continuing through the intricately-terraced rice paddies, before arriving at Tirkhe Dhunga for a delicious lunch. After lunch, cross a stream before ascending a steep, stone staircase to the large Magar village at Ulleri (2070m). Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Ulleri
  • Maximum Altitude:2100m

Trek through rhododendron and oak forests; across streams before making a short, final ascent to Nangethanti. From Nangethanti, continue the trek up to Ghorepani (2,850m) for an overnight stay. Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Ghorepani
  • Maximum Altitude:2850m

Rise with the sun and ascend to Poon Hill (3210m) where an awe-inspiring sunrise greets us from over the mountains. Clear climate permitting, experience a magical, panoramic view of the mountains of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Annapurna I (8019m), and Manalsu (8156m). Also: views of the 6,000-meter-deep Kali Gandaki Gorge and the trans-Himalayan ranges are viewable - forming the border of Nepal with Tibetan China - making this one of Nepal's most sought-after vantage points. After this panoramic treat, descend to the lodge for a late breakfast before continuing onto Ghorepani (2780m) - an important stop-over on the old trading route to Tibet. From Ghorepani, the walk is a few uphill and downhill through beautiful forests before arriving at the village of Tadapani - finally ending the day's journey at this beautiful Himalayan village for an overnight stay. Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Tadapani
  • Maximum Altitude:3210m / 2590m

From Tadapani, the trail descends through additional rhododendron and oak forests, arriving at Chhomrung for a midday lunch. Chhomrung is a Gurung Village, and the highest permanent settlement in the valley with a tremendously vast view across to Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare. The day closes with an overnight stay in Chhomrung.  Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Chhomrong
  • Maximum Altitude:2340m

Here, the trail descends via a stone staircase, eventually crossing the Chhomrung Khola. Climb high above the Modi Khola, traveling its west bank, and pass through forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. This portion of the day's trek is followed by yet another ascent to Kuldi before finally descending a long, steep, stone staircase to Dovan for an overnight stay. Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Doban
  • Maximum Altitude:2505m

From Dovan, climb high above the river, on to the lateral moraine, and down the other side to the glacier. This leg of the journey takes you up the bed of the glacier before finally arriving at the Annapurna Base Camp (4237m) for an overnight stay. Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Annapurna Base Camp
  • Maximum Altitude:4130m

Beginning with an early morning ascent for a stunning sunrise and breakfast, the journey returns to Bamboo for an overnight stay. Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Bamboo
  • Maximum Altitude:2335m

Descend a long, stone staircase through bamboo and rhododendrons forests to Kuldi. Continue trekking through beautiful rhododendron forests and down to Sinuwa. From Sinuwa, the trail leads downhill to the Modi Khola, closing the day with a steep climb to Chhomrung where you will remain overnight. Overnight at guesthouse.  

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Chhomrung
  • Maximum Altitude:2300m

From Chhomrung, heads back to Taglung - descending gently through forests to Kummu. Once again, pass Ghandrung - offering, yet another, picturesque, panoramic view of Annapurna South - before ending the day's voyage with an overnight stay in Ghandrung. Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Ghandrung
  • Maximum Altitude:2000m

After breakfast, we take jeeps to drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at the hotel. End services.  

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Pokhara
  • Maximum Altitude:800m

Inclusion

  • The entire airport picks up and drops.
  • Standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Necessary flights from Kathmandu to Pohkara return trips or one way.
  • Annapurna Conservation fee with trekking permit.
  • Tims card (trekking information management system card).
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking period.
  • Accommodation (Teahouse) during the trekking period.
  • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs.
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance.
  • All necessary grounded transportation.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Welcome and fare well dinner in Kathmandu serve by Ram Kumar.
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.
  • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program.
  • Personal nature expenses.
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
  • Rescue & Evacuation.
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff.
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Useful Information

Special offer for Solo Annapurna Base Camp Trekking: If the group size is above 5 people we offer a special price on the Solo Annapurna Base Camp trekking, and for online booking, we have easy, quick, cheap and secure online payment platforms.

Solo Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Note

If the above Solo Annapurna Base Camp Trekking itinerary could not meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as white water river rafting and Jungle safari in Nepal. 

 

FAQs

Where is the Annapurna base camp?

Annapurna base camp is located in the central Himalayan range of Nepal and it is North of Pokhara valley. Annapurna Base Camp lies inside the massif Annapurna conservation area (ACAP).

How many kilometers is the Annapurna base camp Solo trek?

There are some alternative trekking routes in Annapurna base camp trek and those factors determine the distance of this trek however if you are doing 11 days (Average trekking days) trek with Ghorepani Poon which will have to walk about 175 kilometers), which means you should walk at least 15 - 17 kilometers a day.

How difficult is the Annapurna base camp solo trek?

The Annapurna base camp is a moderate level of the trek. It is not as difficult as the Everest region trek, Manaslu region trek, and even the Annapurna circuit trek. If you have had some trekking experiences previously then ABC trek will much easier. Next, it is a suitable trek for students, researchers, and families.
Of course, the trails are made with various stone-made steps and mostly ascending than descending but if you are having an Experience Local Guide and proper itinerary given by your travel agent then, you will have a pleasant Holiday in the Himalayas.

When to visit Annapurna base camp?

The Annapurna base camp solo trek is a moderate level of the trek so that you may go all months in a year but the best time visiting Annapurna base camp(ABC) is in Autumn(Sep. – Nov.), and Spring season( March-May). The all different season offers all different experiences though but these two seasons are always best because you will have a clear view of Mountains, Blue Skies, Green Lush Sceneries, Mild Temperature and perfect weather every day, Trekking to ABC during the spring season is even more pleasant because you get to see more than 12 different types of Rhododendron flowers blooming.

Is travel insurance compulsory for the ABC solo trek?

Travel insurance is not mandatory for the ABC solo trek. But, if you have insurance that is great because we never know what will happen in Mountain. You may get accidents, Natural disasters, Animal attracts, etc. so traveling with insurance is always safe. You are recommended to have insurance for the ABC solo trek.

Can I trek alone (solo)?

Yes, you can enjoy the Annapurna Base Camp even you are a solo trekker. We arrange the best itinerary and expert guide with a friendly and supportive crew. And, we offer group trek as well so you can join one of our group trek departures.

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