About Trip

With several trail options based on the availability of time and budget, Annapurna base camp trek welcomes the trekkers who dream to quench the adventure thirst in Nepal with the Himalayan excursion. The best recommended trek via Poon Hill is a ramble of 10 days from Pokhara leading you through the enchanting trail of the rhododendron forest and the best sunrise viewpoint.

 

The moderate trek to Annapurna base camp offers a magnificent experience of the trekking through the diversity of landscape it traverses. The hiking also includes a frequent up and down step dotted trails, rickety bridges and rocky trail on the terraced hillsides. The rewarding Himalayan peaks, including Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli and the surroundings are breathtaking to explore on the journey to ABC with Nepal Kameleon Holidays. In winter, the trail becomes quite challenging, but the best seasons- spring and autumn are brilliant time to experience the trek if you don’t want snow on the way. Trekkers get an opportunity to behold the beauty of Annapurna sighting of the iconic ethnic settlements crowning a misty mountaintop. This popular hiking in Annapurna guides you to the ABC, a bowl shape place at 4130 meters. No more waves, it is a spiritually motivating destination, where the family groups can also fully enjoy exploring the breathtaking Himalayan beauties with the sunrise.

 

If you want to get the best Himalayan scenic trail, trek to ABC in winter. In other conditions, spring and autumn are renowned best seasons. For the expert leading with a local guide, do not hesitate to contact Nepal Kameleon Holidays for best price, expert guide and customized itinerary in your next vacation.

Note: if you are limited with the time, we have a special ABC Helicopter Tour from Pokhara to Pokhara. Do not limit your dream with the cause of time limitation. Book today with us.

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Highlights:

  • Typical excursion through the rhododendron forest
  • Poon Hill as the best viewpoint
  • Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan peaks
  • Gurung and Magar culture
  • Explore the outstanding Annapurna base camp

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: Fly or drive to Pokhara.
  • Day 03: Drive to Nayapul, trek to Tikhedhunga. 1 hour drive/3 hrs walk
  • Day 04: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani. 6 hrs
  • Day 05: Hike to Poon Hill (3210 meters) and trek to Tadapani. 8 hrs
  • Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2040m). 5 hrs
  • Day 07: Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo / Dovan (2580m). 5-6 hrs
  • Day 08: Trek from Dovan to Deurali (3290m). 3-4 hrs
  • Day 09: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m). 4-5 hrs
  • Day 10: Trek from ABC to Bamboo (2500m). 6-7 hrs
  • Day 11: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu (Hot Spring) 1500m. 4 hours
  • Day 12: Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara.
  • Day 13: Fly/drive back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 14: Departure.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop. 
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with BB plan (Bed and Breakfast).
  • Drive Kathmandu - Pokhara- Kathmandu.
  • Drive Pokhara- Nayapul- Pokhara.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entry permit
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card.
  • Full board meals and accommodations during trekking (B,L,D,A).
  • Required porters (1 porter for 2 pax).
  • Salary for the guide and porters.
  • Staffs' Transportation

Cost Excludes:

  • All personal expenses
  • Drinks Items: Coke, Fanta and Mineral water bottle
  • Alcoholic drinks and chocolates
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Emergency rescue service if needed

Trip Note

After the Annapurna base camp trek, you can be interested in Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour. Please, have a look. It is a popular jungle safari program in Nepal. 

Best Time for ABC Trek

Spring and autumn are the best trekking seasons to the Annapurna base camp trek. Spring is the time of flowers blooming and the best views due to the clear weather.

Autumn is the festival season in Nepal. Along with the ABC Trekking in Nepal, you can also explore the delighting festivals as Teej, Dashain and Tihar. The weather often remains cool with the sunny days, warm days and little bit cold nights.

 

Food and Accommodation

Typical Nepali food items to the Indian and continental cuisines are available on the ABC Trails.  

They serve Dal Bhat (rice, lentil and curry served with pickle and salad. Chapati, noodle soup, chowmein, pizza and many more items are served by the tea houses and restaurants. They also serve American Breakfast, porridge, boiled eggs, garlic soup, chapatti omelet and many more. Meals with soup are highly recommended. Meals are hygienic.

About accommodation? No need to worry. There are lodges, also called the tea houses on the ABC Trekking Trail, but they are basic. Being basic too, they offer clean accommodation. Single room, double or three bed rooms? Depends on your group size. If you feel it pretty cold, you can ask for the extra blanket.

Beside this, you need to pay extra for hot shower and wifi.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.Namaste and welcome to Nepal. At your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal Kameleon Holidays’ representative receives and transfers you to the hotel. After a short refreshment, we briefly explain you about the following day's itinerary. Overnight at hotel. (A)
  • Day 02Fly or drive to Pokhara. We drive through the Prithvi Highway to Pokhara, which is about 6 hrs journey. As an option: you can fly directly from Kathmandu to Pokhara for half an hour. The Himalayan panoramas on your right can be explored. The boat riding on the Phewa Lake can be a superb activity at the afternoon. Overnight at hotel. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 03Drive to Nayapul, trek to Tikhedhunga. 1 hour drive/3 hrs walkAfter breakfast at the hotel, we take a drive to Nayapul and begin to walk. After about an hour, we reach to the entry point of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). Then we walk above the Bhurungdi Khola and Pass Hile. Tikhedhunga will be our stop point today. Overnight at lodge/tea house. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 04Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani. 6 hrsWe begin to walk after breakfast. The countryside trail is up and down. Once we cross the stream, we walk continual uphill for about a couple of hours. From Ulleri, the trail becomes gentle and we walk through the rhododendron forest. The trail is gradual uphill till we reach to Ghorepani, which is an ethnic Magar village, located below the Poon Hill. Overnight at lodge/tea house. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 05Hike to Poon Hill (3210 meters) and trek to Tadapani. 8 hrsEarly in the morning, we hike to Poon Hill, which is the best viewpoint of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri region peaks along with the best sunrise view over those peaks. This is why, Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is also known as Annapurna Sunrise trek. Having breakfast, we begin to ascend through the rhododendron forest. We reach to Yak Kharka and walk via Ban thanti, which is our lunch stop. Through the up, down trail, we reach to Tadapani, at the hilltop in the forest. Overnight at lodge/tea house. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 06Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2040m). 5 hrsAfter the breakfast, we take a steep downhill trail prevailed by the rhododendron forest. Reaching the stream, we cross it and walk up gradually. Then we reach to the Gurjung village, densely inhibited by the ethnic Gurung community. We walk further to Chhomrong. Overnight at lodge. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 07Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo / Dovan (2580m). 5-6 hrs Again, we direct towards the Chhomrong stream and walk to Khuldighar (2380m) and continually to Sinuwa. From here, the trail becomes a bit rough and the rocky slope appears. Crossing this section, we reach to Bamboo. If you feel it's enough for today, we stop here or we walk continually to Dovan. Overnight at lodge. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 08Trek from Dovan to Deurali (3290m). 3-4 hrsAgain, we head towards the high altitude area. The trek becomes slower, but the sceneries go on increasing, more specifically of the glittering mountains, covered by snow. The trail is dotted by the rhododendron forest and the attraction of the cascading waterfalls. Crossing the Hinku cave, we reach to Deurali, where we stop today. Overnight at lodge. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 09Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m). 4-5 hrsWe have relatively long and tough walk today. It’s the final day to reach the ultimate destination of Nepal Kameleon Holiday's organized Annapurna Base Camp Trek. We walk via Machapuchare Base Camp (MBC). The altitude gains over 4000 meters up to the time we reach to the Himalayan walled Annapurna base camp in the form of a natural amphitheater. The base camp is dazzling and awesome with the vistas of snowy peaks, including the 10th highest peak of Annapurna I. Overnight at lodge. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 10Trek from ABC to Bamboo (2500m). 6-7 hrsGetting up early in the morning and catching the sunrise view over the snowy peaks surpasses your imagination about how lovely the scenery can be with a single ray of the sun. Fishtail, Himchuli. Annapurna South, Annapurna I, II, IV and others can be explored that are exclusively stunning. Having breakfast, we trek down to Bamboo. Overnight at lodge. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 11Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu (Hot Spring) 1500m. 4 hoursWe continually walk down to Jhinu with descending and ascending trail. The downhill walk is easy and we enjoy our good descent. Jhinu Danda will be our rest place today with a warm bath in a natural hot spring. For this, we have to walk down 20 minutes more from the village. Overnight at lodge. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 12Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara.From Jhinu, we begin to trek down. After about a couple of hours, we reach to the road. But we avoid the road and take another route down to Nayapul. Checking out from ACAP counter, we drive further to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 13Fly/drive back to Kathmandu.It takes about 6 hours to drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Another option is to fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Then transfer to the hotel. Walk around the local marketplace and buy the souvenirs if you like. Overnight at hotel. (B,A)
  • Day 14Departure.Its time to bid farewell. Representative of Nepal Kameleon Holidays drops you to the airport for your final departure. We hope to serve you time and again. (B)

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What is trekking or walking holidays?

Trekking is an adventurous multi-days walk to a certain destination. In Nepal, trekking includes walking in the Himalayas and green hills. 

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