11 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Short route to get to Annapurna Base Camp.
- The most exciting natural diversties - Forest, Terraces, Hills, Valley, Waterfalls and Tall snowcapped mountains.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a well-known destination where you will be camping at the foothills of Mt. Annapurna (8091m.), tenth highest mountain in the world and is located in Annapurna region. Apart from Mt. Annapurna, you will have a glance on the finest views of Annapurna South (7273m.), Mt Fishtail (6997m.), Gangapurna (7454m.), and Mt. Fang (7647m.) and so on. Besides, you can also see North-central Nepal expanding in conjunction with Lamjung Himal, in the west from Kali Gandaki to the Marsyangdi in the east.
Similarly, Annapurna Base Camp also offers us to take delight from natural beauty taking all the way through farmlands, waterfalls, different ethnic communities, rhododendron forests, pine and oak trees which will be piled up in your memories forever. Also, we come across a range of geographical and cultural variation and amazing species of plants animals as well as birds. Besides, we will be exploring unique culture of Gurung and Magar people.
Our trek starts from the lake city of Pokhara, and with a short drive we arrive at Naya Pul. While trekking by the side of to Ghandruk, we will experience the ethnic generosity and culture of different ethnic people. While passing through Machhapuchhre Base Camp, we can have a glance on two gigantic peaks Mt. Annapurna (8091m.) and ranges. Then, we ultimately reach at Annapurna Base Camp and retrace back to the same route via wonderful rhododendron forest then move down to Birethanti, and pass by a range of waterfalls and few small villages and ethnic communities.
Let Unique Adventure International to take you to Annapurna Base Camp if you are keen to be a near onlooker of top mountains in the world and also see the splendor of the sunrise above the snow-capped mountains. Overall, this 11-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek is designed for those trekking enthusiasts who have limited time and who want to see natural splendor as well as be a close onlooker of highest mountains in the world.
Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)
On your arrival, you will be greeted by our representative of Unique Adventure International at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and make sure about our representative with a display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to the hotel. We can either relax in the afternoon or hang around. You will have a dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant where we take pleasure in a Nepalese cultural program as well as food. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 : Fly Pokhara (823m/2,700ft) and Trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 6 hrs treks
TWe, today, take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. As you reach Pokhara, the eye-catching lake city offers wonderful views of Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, range of Annapurna peaks and others. We now, drive to Naya Pul and from Birethanti, we ascend on the track to Ghandruk where we enjoy the beautiful views of the gigantic mountains. We proceed along a range of small communities like Chimrong, Chane, Syauli Bazaar. Coming across the suspension bridge above Khumnu Khola, we will arrive at Ghandruk, a settlement where we can see stone houses inhabited by the Gurung people. Remarkably close towering views of Annapurna South, Fishtail and Himchuli peaks will enthrall us. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 03 : Trek Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 5 hrs trek
From Ghandruk, today, we go up for an hour to Ghandrukkot and after that a perpendicularly descend to the Kimron Khola. We have an easy walk for an hour and once more rise to Chhomrong. While ascending, we walk upon the striking peak of Annapurna South over the community and the sight of Fishtail Mountain will captivate us. Chhomrong is a striking village embraced by giant Annapurna massive. Overnight we live in Chhomrong at guesthouse.
Day 04 : Chhomrong to Dovan (2580m/8460ft): 6 hrs trek
From Chhomrung, we cross the bridge then ascend to Sinuwa Danda. The path comes across thick thick rhododendron forest leading to Khuldighar. After that, we descend a lengthy and vertical stone steps into bamboo and rhododendron jungles through which we arrive at Doban. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 05 : Doban to Deurali (3230m.): 4 hours walk
We gradually ascend following the track above the river through a thick bamboo, rhododendron, oak forests up the side of the canyon. We pass by Himalaya Hotel and cross two streams over small bridges. Here is also the opportunity of seeing a range of species of faunas likes wild pig, snow leopard, and deer and so on. We then, ascend to the Hinko Cave, a hanging rock. Moving further we arrive at Deurali. We stay in Deurali at guesthouse.
Day 06 : Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 3 - 4 hrs trek
We begin from Machhapuchhre Base Camp and we make a moderate climb through a river to abruptly above the mountain side. Walking from Deurali, we will reach in a point where we will be encircled by huge snow-covered peaks. Moving ahead to Machhapuchhre Base Camp we reach at a set where the views of Mt. Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Himchuli, Annapurna III and, definitely, the Machhapuchhre itself enthralls us. Overnight in Machhapuchhre Base Camp at guesthouse.
Day 07 : Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft): 2/3 hrs walk
From Machhapuchhre base camp (3900m.), we proceed to Annapurna base camp. The area is encircled by the peaks and is recognized as Annapurna Sanctuary. This set gives you an impressive view of huge peaks including Annapurna I, Barah Shikhar, Annapurna South and many other giant peaks. We today walk for around 2 to 3 hours.
Day 08 : Trek back to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft): 6 hours walk
We move further early morning and witness the splendid sunrise over the peaks from Annapurna Base Camp. Then, we descend from Annapurna Base Camp via Deurali, Dovan and eventually reach Bamboo. We steadily, walk down to reach the valley where we again see the waterfalls that pours down from a high above. Tonight, we stay in Bamboo at guesthouse.
Day 09 : Bamboo to New Bridge or Jhinu Dada (1760m/5770 ft): 6 hrs trek
Departing from Bamboo, we have a vertical ascend up to the Kuldi Ghar then Sinuwa, following the stone steps that take us to Lower Chhomrong. After that, we ascend on the stony steps that lead us to Upper Chhomrong. From Chhomrong, we walk down to Jhinu Danda. Here, we will take bath at natural warm water spring. Overnight at guest house in Jhinu Dada.
Day 10 : Jhinu Dada to Naya Pul to Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6 hours walk, one hour drive
We leave Jhinu danda and move towards New Bridge and proceed to Kyumi village. We reach Syauli bazaar and then ascend to Birethanti. Walking further for around an hour from Birethanti we will reach Naya Pul. From Naya Pul, we retrace our steps back taking a locally available vehicle and arrive at Pokhara. Then after, we take a flight with same picturesque view and reach Kathmandu from Pokhara. After you reach Kathmandu, optionally, we can relax or walk to visit different sights of Kathmandu. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner together. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 11 : Final Departure
Today is the last day of your tour to Nepal. Our representative of Unique Adventure International will transfer you to the airport and bid farewell greetings.
Recommended Gear Lists:
- Good wind/rain jacket
- Warm fleece jacket or jersey
- Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots
- Good -20 Sleeping bag (which can be rented or buy in Kathmandu)
- A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband.
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Hiking shorts
- Lightweight cotton long pants
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottom
- Fleece or wool pants
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Thin, lightweight inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Other necessary equipment:
- Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
- Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
- Basic First Aid Kit (We also provide comprehensive first aid medical kit and Oxymeter)
- Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
- Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
- Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
- Small wash towel
Whatever conditions the stated itinerary follow, are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.
All conditions stated in the itinerary are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.