Annapurna base Camp Trail in Nepal ( 08 nights / 09 days )

Annapurna Mountain Base Camp

The legendary Annapurna region is the most diverse and popular trekking area in Nepal. The Annapurna region in north-western Nepal has world’s best trekking routes. The center piece of this part of Nepal is the range of mountains that includes Annapurna I, the first of the 8,000 m peaks to be climbed. Also included in this region is yet another 8,000 m giant, Dhaulagiri, which is located west of Annapurna I.

Views of lush, fertile farmland and undisturbed natural forests, snow-capped mountains, and mingling with a mixture of different ethnic groups, all add up to a diverse range of experiences that make the Annapurna trek one of the most satisfying treks among all destinations in Nepal.

Pokhra is the gateway to the best trekking trails in the world from short treks of 4-5 days to long and high altitude treks of 11-12 days.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek  is a moderate-tough trek from Nayapol reaching to a maximum altitude of 4700 meters at Annapurna Base Camp in 8 nights / 9 days trek.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region. The trail is a mesmerizing experience which will take you through rice field, lush rhododendron forests and high altitude landscapes , life style and culture of different ethnic societies of Nepal. Off-course, stunning views of Annapurna Range always remains in front of you till you reach to spectacular Annapurna Base Camp amidst the mighty peaks of Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m).

Plan A Trip

08 Nights 09 Days

Day 1

Arrive at Pokhra Airport (1025 M) and Trek from Nayapol to Landruk ( 1550 M )

Arrive at Pokhra airport in morning. Our representative will meet you upon arrival for pre-briefing of the trek  and you will drive to Nayapol for about 1.5 Hours , the starting points of the expedition. Meet with your trekking guide and porters. Trek up to Landruk for about 4 hours till you arrive to your lodge at Landruk. The trail passes through the Rhododendron forest and small Gurung villages in between.  Landruk village is famous as a Gurung settlement. A hot lunch shall be arranged en-route at one of the tea houses in a village.

Trek : 4 hours – easy – Dinner and overnight at your luxury lodge.

Day 2

Trek from Landruk ( 1550 M) to Chomrong Village ( 2200 M)

After breakfast at your lodge, start your trek uphill from Landruk to Chomrong village through pine forest. As you ascend, Fishtail mountain and Annapurna seems coming much closer to you. Passing through the villages and forests in mountains , you will arrive by lunch time at Chomrong village. Hot lunch shall be served at your lodge.

Chomrong is a hilly settlement surrounded by green banana fields, rhododendrons, fern etc and is also the gateway to all trails to Annapurna Base Camp.

Trek : 5-6 Hours : easy to moderate : Dinner and overnight at luxury lodge.

Day 3

Trek from Chomromng ( 2200 M) to Dovan ( 2550 M)

After breakfast in your lodge with beautiful views of snow peaks, you will start your trek with a descend on 2500 stone staircase taking you to Chomrung Khola passing through a suspension bridge. This part of the trek seems like entering into dense forests of Annapurna sanctuary. The Sanctuary is flourished with rhododendrons, oak, alpine trees. The trail from here goes uphill climbing steep for about an hour up to a small village Sinwa which is covered by a thin forest. Hot lunch shall be served here at a tea house with clear views of Annapurna III . Trail from here through the Annapurna sanctuary includes a climb for about 45 minutes and than a descend on the stone staircase for about 30 minutes before you reach to village Bamboo famous for its water falls. From here, after crossing couple of wooden bridges and climbing uphill for about an hour will take you to your lodge at Dovan.

Trek : 5-6 hours : Easy-moderate : Dinner and overnight at Luxury lodge.


Day 4

Trek from Dovan ( 2550 M) to Deurali ( 3200 M)

After breakfast at your lodge, comparatively a little tougher part of the trail will start. The first part of your trek shall be up to village Himalaya through a mix path of gradual ascend and descend through the muddy trail and wooden bridges. Hot tea / coffee shall be served at a quaint tea house at Himalaya village with more closer view of mountains. The second part of the trek rising above the treeline passes through the snow patches and a river in Modi Khola valley and climbing further uphill will bring you to your lodge at Deurali at 3200 meter.

Relax at your lodge with stunning views of Fishtail ( Machapuchre ) mountain and Gangapurana peaks.

Trek : 4-5 Hours : moderate : Dinner and overnight at Luxury lodge.

Day 5

Trek from Deurali ( 3200 M) to Machapuchre Base camp to Annapurna Base Camp ( 4170 M )

Wake-up early for stunning views of mountains and after breakfast at your lodge, start the most awaited day of your trail. First part of the trail shall be of about 3 hours, mostly uphill through the Annapurna Valley  till you arrrive at  Machapuchre Base Camp ( Fishtail Mountain). Hot lunch at a restaurant at the base camp of famous Fishtail mountain at 3700 M is an unforgettable moment. After lunch, the most awaited part of the trail of two hours starts which is easier uphill deep into the Annapurna sanctuary surrounded by by massive mountains. The stunning trek into Annapurna Base Camp is walking parallel to glacial water coming off Annapurna with beautiful flowers and mountains all around. As you get closer ,the mountain views are simply remarkable.  You will stay overnight at your  lodge to explore the region during the late afternoon and viewing sun set over Annapurna range.

Trek : 4-5 Hours : Moderate to tough : Dinner and overnight at lodge,

Day 6

Trek from Annapurna Base Camp ( 4170 M ) to Himalaya (2920 M )

Today is the day for which you walked uphill , downhill and over suspension bridge for last 5 days. You wake-up early to see sun rise over the Annapurna mountain range. It is the best mountain viewing region in the world. As the sun light changes, you will see the changing colours of the peaks of Annapurna south, Annapurna I,  Annapurna II, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre.   After the amazing and breathtaking views of mountains, return to your lodge for breakfast. Later pack your bags, and we start trekking downhill to a village Himalaya. Usually, we take the same route to come back but just change the stay at different villages and different lodges. This adds up a variety to your experience of trek to Annapurna Base camp. Tea break shall be at Machapuchre Base camp. You will arrive late afternoon at your lodge where hot lunch shall be served to you. Rest of the day free to relax.

Trek : 3-4 Hours : Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Day 7

Trek from Himalaya (2920 M ) to Ghandruk ( 2010 M)

After a leisurely breakfast, today is the day to leave behind the Annapurna sanctuary as you trek downhill for about 4 hours up to a village of Gurung community in Ghandruk. After hot lunch at your lodge, have a walk in traditional village of Ghandruk which is mainly in-habitat by Gurung community. The village is known for its Nepali rugs woven by local women.

Trek : 3-4 hours : moderate-easy : Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Day 8

Trek from Ghandruk (2010 M ) to Jhinu Danda ( 1750 M) to Landruk ( 1550 M)

After a leisurely breakfast at your lodge , start your leisurely trek down hill backwards to Landruk at 1550 meters. First part of your trail is a steep descend to Jhinu Danda village which is famous for its hot springs. Get you feet relieved with the water of hot spring as you sip a tea.  Later,  after crossing a suspension bridge over Modi river, you will pass through villages of  cliff (wild) honeybees hunters who collect honey from hundreds of honeycombs hanbging over dozens of foothills. This tradition of honey hunting is now fampous all over the world as TV channels like National Geography are playing an important role in preservation of this centuries old tradition in Nepal.

You will arrive to your lodge at Landruk by late afternoon. Hot lunch at your lodge ,rest of the day shall be free to explore Landruk village with your guide.

Trek : 4-5 Hours – Easy – Dinner and overnight at your lodge

Day 9

Trek from Landruk (1550 M ) to Nayapol ( 1050 M) - Pokhra ( 1025 M)

After the breakfast at your lodge, today on the last day of your expedition to Annapurna Base Camp , you trek downhill towards Pokhra.  A gentle downhill trek of about three hours, passing through the villages, rise fields and forests will bring you to Lumle where your vehicle shall be waiting to drive for another 2 hours to Pokhra. Arrive Pokhra by late-afternoon and either check-in at your hotel in Pokhra or continue your travel to Kathmandu.

Trek : 2-3 Hours : easy + Drive for about 2 hoursfrom Lumle to Pokhra.

ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TRAIL 08 Luxury Lodges Standard Tea Houses and Lodges
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