Fact Information

Duration
16 Days
Destination
Nepal
Difficulty
Difficult
Accommodation
Hotel & Lodges
Activity
Trekking
Transportation
Tourist Bus, Car & Airplane
Meals
BLD (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Max Person
18
Min Person
1
Maximum altitude
4,130m, (13,550ft)
Best season
September, October, November, April and May

About Trip

“An astonishing culture, feel rejuvenating aura nature, the best destination for hikers, trekkers any adventure seekers to explore in a short time”

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a moderately difficult trek which drags you to the pristine beauty of Annapurna region. Also called Annapurna Sanctuary, this region is a great hit among nature lovers due to the availability of Annapurna-I, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, unique ethnicity and culture of locals, touching generosity and so much more.

Annapurna Base Camp trekking is one among the most popular and best trekking routes of Nepal. This 16-day long tour includes the utterly popular Ghorepani Poonhill and Ghundruk. These places are targeted by countless domestic and international tourists each year due to the convenience, beauty and location. You will witness Magar and Gurung settlements and this region and we promise you, their hospitality will make you hear warm.

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) of Annapurna peak and Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) of Machhapuchhre peak are the other attractions of this itinerary.  The views from these base camps include the tantalizing Annapurna South, Macchapuchre, Hiuchuli, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Annapurna ranges etc. This tour brought to you by Himalayan Diamond Adventures is flexible and gives you the chance to edit the itinerary and also add the adventures available in Pokhara like Paragliding.

Trip Highlights

  • Enchanting views of rhododendron, magnolia and oak forest.
  • Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 meters) and alluring views from up top
  • Annapurna Base Camp (4130 meters) and 360-degree views of mountains like Annapurna, Dahulagiri, Manaslu etc.
  • Serenity and landscape of Sarangkot
  • Renown UNESCO declared world heritage sites of Kathmandu
  • Picturesque Ghorepani Hill with stunning sunrise views.
  • Unique ethnic groups of Nepal like Gurung and Magars
How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?

The highest point of Annapurna Base Camp trekking is a little above 4000 meters. So, one should definitely consider their health, altitude and experiences in rugged terrains.  The difficulty level of Annapurna Base Camp is moderate. This trek can be conquered by amateur trekkers as well as long they have their physical fitness and some guidelines in check.  

Best time for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Every season has its own excitement and offers for the Annapurna Base Camp Trekkers. However, many consider the Spring season (March to May) and Autumn season (September to October) the best time for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking due to safety reasons, good weather, nice views etc. The early and late winter is also a good time for the trekkers who prefer to trek in solitary.

Meals and accommodations in Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Your accommodation in Kathmandu will be managed in a decent 3-star category hotel with every necessary amenity. During the trek, you will stay in a decent and clean lodge and guesthouses. You will serve 3 meals a day which you can pick from food menus like Dal-Bhat, bread, Chapati, fried rice, vegetable soup, porridge, boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, pasta, veg and non veg noodle soup, spaghetti, hot drinks etc.

Outlined Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,429 ft], transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing of world’s heritage side (UNESCO).

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara [820 meters/2,690 ft], transfer to Hotel.

Day 04: Drive bus to Hille [1,220m/4,002ft], trek to Ulleri [1,960m/6,430ft], 8hrs.

Day 05: Trek Ghorepani [2,860 meters/9,383 ft], 7 hours of walk.

Day 06: Poon-hill [3,210m/10,531 ft], the Sunrise view, trek to Tadapani [2,630m /8,628 ft].

Day 07: Trek to Chomrung [2,170m/7,119 ft], 7 hours of walk.

Day 08: Trek to Dovan [2,600 meters/8,530 ft], 7 hours of walk.

Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchhare base camp [3,700m/12,139 ft], 7 hours of uphill.

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna base camp [4,130 meters/13,550 ft], 2 hours of uphill.

Day 11: Trek to Shinuwa [2,260 meters/7,414 ft], 8 to 9 hours of downhill trail.

Day 12: Trek to Ghandrung [1,940 meters/6,364 ft], 8 hours of walk.

Day 13: Head to Sarangkot [1,552 meters/5,092 ft], drive and trek 7 hours.

Day 14: Trek to Lakeside Hotel [820 meters/2,690 ft], 2 hours vertical down way.

Day 15: Free sightseeing or any outdoor adventure activities, Hotel lake side.

Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu [1,350 meters/4,429 ft], 6 hours by tourist bus.

Day 17: Departure for home.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,429 ft], transfer to Hotel.

To welcome you to the country of majestic mountains and evergreen culture, one of the representatives of Himalaya Diamond will be available in the Tribhuvan International airport. After helping you collect your luggage, our representative will escort you to the hotel room where you are to stay overnight. In the evening, we will host a dinner program in a typical Nepali cultural restaurant and also provide you the briefing of the trekking program.

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing of world’s heritage site (UNESCO).

Alongside being the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu is also the cultural and historical hub of Nepal thanks to the revered heritage sites, diverse culture and lifestyle. We will arrange a private vehicle and guide, who will visit and explore the UNESCO listed World heritage sites of Kathmandu like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Boudhanath and Syambhunath are the most revered Buddhist shrines of Nepal with alluring statues and stupas. Likewise, Pashupatinath is another historical religious place which people pay a visit with immense respect and devotion especially over Hindu mythology god Shiva. Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square are the historical palaces of Nepal. Overnight stay at a hotel in Thamel region.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara [820 meters/2,690 ft], transfer to Hotel.

Today follows a 7-hour scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. As you inch closer towards Pokhara, you will witness the change in terrains, lifestyle and landscape. On a clear day, your drive will be marked by views of Ganesh Himalaya, Ngadi mountains plus the cultivated lands, pastures, Trishuli river etc. You will be escorted to a hotel in Pokhara where you are to stay overnight.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and Hille [1,220m/4,002ft], trek to Ulleri [1,960m/6,430 ft], 7 hrs.

After scrumptious breakfast in the morning, we will follow a serene and beautiful route to Nayapul and Hille. The scenery includes Modi Khola, forests, cultivated lands and thundering rivers. Upon arrival in Hille, we take a short climb to Tikhedhunga and then again walk steeply to arrive at Ulleri. Overnight stay at a lodge in the Ulleri region with proper services.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani [2,860 meters/9,383ft], 7 hours of walk.

We will leave Ulleri via a slowly ascending trail following several tea houses, green verdant forests of magnolia, oak and rhododendron etc. We will cross beautiful and serene places like Banthanti at 2250 meters, Nangethati 2460 meters to eventually reach Ghorepani Large Poon Magar settlements. The journey today will uncover you the beautiful Machhapuchhre Himal alongside the greenery, hills, pastures, etc. We will trek for about 7 hours and reach our lodge at Ghorepani where we will stay overnight.

Day 06: Hike to Poon-hill [3,210m/10,531ft] for the awesome Sunrise view, trek to Tadapani [2,630m/8,628ft].

Today we will trek to Poonhill by rising up early in the morning. The sunrise views from Poon-hill are beyond mesmerizing. We will hike up to 3210 meters (Poon-Hill) and enjoy the brilliant views of Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Manaslu, Nilgiri, Macchpuchre etc. with a touch of sun rays.  After enjoying the refreshing views from the suitable point of Poon-hill. We will then trek towards Tadapani via the rhododendron, bamboo, oak and pine forest. Overnight stay at a lodge in Tadapani.

Day 07: Trek to Chomrong [2,170m/7,119ft], 7 hours of walk.

Today we will descend downhill to Kumrung khola through the thick rhododendron forest and cultivated field as we enjoy the incomparable scenery. We will finally cross Kumrung khola over a well-made suspension bridge.  We will trek uphill for a little while to reach Chhomrung Gurung’s and Magar’s Lodges. These lodges are popular tourist destinations and they offer Mountain View and warm hospitality. We spend overnight at the lodge with proper meal and accommodation service.

Day 08: Trek to Dovan [2,600 meters/8,530ft], 7 hours of walk.

We will trek to Dovan along the trail that passes by the rhododendron-covered ridge, mountainous terrains and forests of bamboo. We will savor the awe-inspiring views of Annapurna mountain ranges and Machhapuchhre. Trekking today  is more strenuous but filled with enthusiasm since there is so much to explore and enjoy in the wilderness of the Himalayas. We will trek for about 7 hours today before finally reaching the Dovan hotel or lodge as we call it a day.

Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchhre base camp [3,700m/12,139ft], 7 hours of uphill.

After breakfast, we will trek uphill under the dwarf bamboo forest. Eventually, we will cross Hinku cave and Deurali lodges as the trail transverses several ascents and leads to Sanctuary. We will continue trekking and reach the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Journey to Machhapuchhre Base Camp from Dovan takes about 7 to 8 hours. Overnight stay at a lodge with meal and accommodation services.

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna base camp [4,130 meters/13,550ft], 2 hours of uphill.

Annapurna Base Camp positioned at 4130 meters is our destination for today. Annapurna base camp bestows us with a 360-degree view of Hiunchuli, past Annapurna South to Annapurna I (8,097 m), Annapurna III, Khangsar Kang, Machhapuchhare and Gangapurna. The attractions of today include the Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I-IV), Dhaulagiri, Manaslu Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Paungda Danda and so much more. We will stay the night at a lodge in ABC region with meals and accommodation services.

Day 11: Trek to Shinuwa [2,260 meters/7,414ft], 8 to 9 hours of downhill trail.

We will trek about 8 to 9 hours (trek downhill for most of the part) whilst the landscape changes from mountains and glaciers to the hills, pastures and the rhododendron forest. 8 hours of strenuous trekking will bring us to Shinuwa village where we will stay overnight.

Day 12: Trek to Ghandrung [1,940 meters/6,364ft], 8 hours of walk.

Among many routes available to get back to Pokhara, we will opt for the one which offers the views of Ghandruk. We trek in the trail above the cultivated fields and inch towards Ghandrung danda. Today is again another strenuous day and we will have to trek for a strenuous 8 hours to arrive in the lodge of Ghandrung. You will mainly notice the Gurung settlements in Ghandrung. Because of the unique culture, serene environment, great views and heart-warming hospitality, Ghandrung is a popular tourist destination of Nepal.

Day 13: Head to Sarangkot [1,552 meters/5,092ft], drive and trek 7 hours.

We will drive up to Nau danda crossing the terraced farmlands, farmer’s villages, Tikhedhunga and Nayapul. About 2,5 hours of drive will bring us to Naudanda. This is followed by trek to Sarangkot. Sarangkot offers enchanting arrays of mountain panoramas and Pokhara valley landscape. We will spend overnight at guest house or lodge in Sarangkot.

Day 14: Trek to Lakeside Hotel [820 meters/2,690ft], 2 hours vertical down way.

After enjoying the mountain and hill views from Sarangkot, we will return back to the lakeside hotel in Pokhara. You can walk beside the serene lakes and also visit the attractions of Pokhara like Davis falls. Overnight stay in a lakeside hotel in Pokhara.

Day 15: Free sightseeing or any outdoor adventure activities, Hotel lake side.

Pokhara offers plenty of adventure and sightseeing opportunities for national as well as international tourists. Fifth day of this tour you can get indulged in exciting activities like paragliding, ultra-light aircraft, caving etc. However, the cost of the activities is not included in service. Apart from these exciting activities, you can also go for some serene hikes etc.  Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu [1,350 meters/4,429ft], 6 hours by tourist bus.

We will drive back to Kathmandu after an amazing trekking experience. 6 hours of scenic and peaceful drive will bring you back to the hotel room. You can spend your leisure time by resting in your hotel room or roaming around the colorful streets of Thamel. Overnight stay at a hotel in Thamel.

Day 17: Departure for home.

We will drop you off to Tribhuvan International airport in a tourist bus or a private vehicle and see you off to your next destination.

Note:-  The conditions stated in the itinerary are mainly for the trekker who prefer full package service. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staffs depends on your need and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.

Cost Details

  • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle service as per itinerary.
  • Three nights 3 star standard of Hotel in Kathmandu included breakfast service.
  • Three Overnight tourist standard Hotel in Pokhara included breakfast service.
  • The menu on your choice, three times meals in a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and dessert with a cup of Tea or Coffee during the trek.
  • T- house (Lodge trek), Clean and Comfortable room on the whole trip.
  • Entry permits: ACAP & TIMS, or all necessary trekking permits.
  • Transportations: Kathmandu/ Pokhara/ Pokhara/ Kathmandu tourist bus as per program.
  • Transportation in the trip:- Pokhara to Hile and Kimche – Naudanada – Sarangkot Jeep or Tourist bus as per program.
  • Transportation in Pokhara: Hotel to the tourist bus station and around Pokhara sightseeing.
  • One day full valley sightseeing, Patan, Bhaktapur, and Ktm with city guide with transportation.
  • License holder, well experienced and informatics English speaking guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport.
  • Assistant trekking guide for the group over 8 members in a group with all the company’s facilities.
  • Strong and helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people maximum30Kg).
  • Nepali staff’s insurance policy covered rescue evacuation, medical treatment and accidental.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Down Jacket (-20*C) and sleeping bag (-25*C) (pay extra $1 each item each day).
  • Complementary Duffle bag, Map and company T-short.
  • Hot bag services.
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner with a tourist standard restaurant.
  • Meals while you are staying in Kathmandu/Pokhara Hotel Lunch and Dinner.
  • Personal trekking equipment and gears. Furthermore, information ask us or look at our equipment checklist.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Your travel insurance policy should be covered, rescue evacuation, medical treatment and accidental.
  • Any entry fee for the temple or monastery.
  • Donations or charity.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses like, WIFI service, Hot shower, Laundry, Battery charging, telephone, and shopping, etc.
  • Alcoholic and nonalcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)
  • Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees.

Useful Info

Himalayan Diamond Adventure is stand-by for all times, the best quality services for our regular clients as well as new guests. We are quite thoughtful with our distinguish trekkers or hikers or Mountaineers joy, fun, and safe trip through our company. We are very aware that only our clients and guests can make a pleasant trip with the company’s extensive service and a local professional guide and faithful, and help cook and porters. We accompany you with local experienced, faithful, helpful and intelligent good English-speaking guides and porters, informative in all sectors including weather forecast and caring personals.

Guide/ Porter service:

We have a different category of guides, such as Porter guides, Trekking guides, Support Climbing guides, Mountain guides, French-speaking guides, German-speaking guides, Chinese speaking guides, Culture tour leaders, as your requirement.

Equipment/ Gears service:

We provide you (-25*C) down-filled sleeping bag and (-20*C) down-filled jacket (Pay extra $2 each item each day). For mountaineers if you do not have your own climbing gear we will provide you climbing gears on hire at a reasonable price particularly for your convenience, such Union of International Alpinist Association (UIAA) tested gears. Like a Black Diamond, Helmet, Harness, Crampon, Jumar ATC guide or Figure of 8, Ice axe, Carabiners, and La Sportiva alpine boot.

We provide you with sufficient and hygienic meals and dessert with hot drinks as your choice and book clean and comfortable rooms (hotel) on a mountain in advance of your trip to mountain lodges.

Packaging trips service:

There are more than 300 different trekking routes and 326 peaks open for climbing including 20 royalty-free peaks. Climbing peaks have been divided into 3 categories: A, B and C. in Nepal, we will help you to organize the trip according to your time, budget and choice. We organize a trip for especial solitary (alone) personal as well as a packaged trip for a big group.

Our Extra services:

We also help you to get permits, hiring trekking equipment and other related services i.e. bus reservation, airplane ticketing, and hotel booking in Kathmandu and in Mountain.

The conditions stated in the itinerary are especially for the trekker who prefers full package service. At the same time, we also customize the itinerary based on your choice and time. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your needs and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.