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
Autumn & Spring

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 (Annapurna sanctuary) trekking is popular with its tranquility, beauty, the panorama of the western Himalayas such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna -1; Annapurna south, Machhapuchre, Himchuli, sunrise view, typical culture and warm hospitality of ethnic groups and Paradise city Pokhara the most touristic place of Nepal.

Introduction of the Trail:

Annapurna Base Camp (Annapurna Sanctuary) trekking is one of the most famous and beautiful trekking routes in Nepal. The trail passes through typical Gurung and Magar villages and follows the Modi Khola upstream into the Annapurna Sanctuary, a valley surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks. It is a spectacular trek, reaching up to the South Face of Annapurna – I, 8,091 meters (26,545ft), offering breath-taking views of Machhapuchhre, Hiuchuli, and Annapuran south. You will be able to view a magnificent sunrise over Dhaulagiri 8,167 meters (26,794ft), and the Annapurna range, from Poon-hill 3,210 meters (10,531ft). Annapurna base camp trek is along with the Ghorepani Poon-hill trekking with a panoramic viewpoint for Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri ranges and Manaslu ranges.

Annapurna Base Camp trekking is the best nature and culture trek in the Annapurna area. Since early years the trip started at Hile-Tikhedhunga or thoroughly Phedi and Ghandrung, after a short drive of about  1 hour to 3 hours of drive from Pokhara, which takes you to the foot Base Camp, 4,130 meters (13,549ft), of Mt. Annapurna. The trail takes you through fascinating traditional villages of Nepal with ethnic communities of the Gurung, Magar, and Thakali who will greet you very warmly if you care to stop for a conversation. The hike continues through dense bamboo and rhododendron forest with towering snowy peaks in the background. The return walk is even more interesting as the trek winds around different edges towards Ghorepani, where you witness breath-taking views of an early morning sunrise where a red halo seeps through glistening gaps over the snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna, and the valley is located so that these treks can be easily combined with treks into the Kali Gandaki region to the west and Dhaulagiri Mountains. The sceneries are seen throughout this trek grace the landscape of the Himalayas where imagination defines the beauty of nature as an experience that can never be forgotten.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek will be even more interesting in spring as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers. This wonderful trip can be done at any time of the year except during the monsoons.

The principal peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna Himal, including Himchuli, Annapurna South,  Annapurna Fang, Ganagapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare, are arranged almost precisely in a circle about 10 miles in diameter with a deep glacier-covered arena at the center. From this glacier basin, known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, the Modi Khola knifes its way south in a narrow gorge fully 12,000ft. deep. Further south, the gorge opens up into a wide and fertile valley, the domain of the Gurungs. The middle and upper portions of Modi Khola offer some of the best and short trekking route.

Trip Highlights

We do a scenic trip several times throughout traditional villages inhabited by ethnic groups of Gurung and Magar people. Ghandruk; home of Gurkha soldier has friendly locals who love to exhibit their authentic tradition and culture.

Walk-through densely bamboo and forest of rhododendron and oaks. Mesmerizing Rhododendron decorates the forest into colorful heaven during spring in Nepal.

ABC trail passes through, the farmer’s cultivated lands such as Terraced paddy fields are enthralling to watch and some villages still dwell to preserve the traditions. People have a rural lifestyle and enjoy their authentic village life.

Ghorepani Poon-hill is the most picturesque place on this trip for the exceptional sunrise view and stunning mountain panorama along with the Dhaulagiri Himal, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Annapurna Himalayan ranges and Manaslu.

Annapurna south base camp is the most accessible mountain glacier trip, trekkers reach Annapurna south base camp within 4 days from Pokhara city.

Meals:

We serve you 3 times meals in a day with drinks like tea, coffee, and juice. We have an open Menu, which means the client can choose any dish as they like from the menu cards or the client can ask a guide for particular hygienic meals.

In the breakfast hour:

We serve our distinguished clients or new guest as per their choice. You can get plain toast/ French toast/ Chapati bread/ Tibetan bread/ Vegetable omelet/ Cheese omelets/ Scrambled egg/ Fry  eggs/ Boiled Eggs/ Vegetable fried potato/ Veg fry Potatoes cheese top/ jam, honey & butter with any Breads/ Rice pudding/ Rice porridge/ Oat porridge with fruits/ Uuesli porridge with hot drinks

In the lunch hour: 

We serve you fresh vegetable items or meat items such as Egg fried Rice/ Vegetables, Egg, and Cheese fry Rice/ Meat fry Rice/ Egg, Vegetable fry Noodle/ Meat fry Noodle/ Noodle soup with Meat/ Veg Noodle soup/ Vegetable curry Rice/ Meat curry Rice/ Vegetables, Egg fry Potatoes/ Vegetable fry Potatoes with cheese top/ Spaghetti with vegetable cheese/ Pasta with Vegetables, Egg Cheese top/ Finger chips, roasted Potatoes with hot sauce/ Vegetable spring rolls/ Sandwiches/ pizza/ Burger/ MoMo/ Fry Vegetable/ Dal Bhat set/ Meat curry Rice/ Chicken curry Rice/ Mutton curry Rice/ Soup items/ Fresh fruits with hot drinks.

In the dinner hour:

Soup items with snacks/ Dal Bhat set vegetarian/ Dal Bhat set non-vegetarian/ Chicken curry rice/ Mutton curry rice/ Yak curry rice/ Vegetable curry rice/ Yak steak/ Paper steak/ Yak burgers/ Sandwiches/ Pizza/ MoMoitems/ Fry Vegetables/ Fresh fruits with hot drinks.

Outlined Itinerary

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

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

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara [820 meters/2,690ft], 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/9,383ft], 7 hours of walk.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Day 14: Trek to Lakeside Hotel [820 meters/2,690ft], 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/4,429ft], 6 hours by tourist bus.

Day 17: Departure for home.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu international airport 1,350m (4,429ft), transfer to Hotel included BB:

Welcome to the land of white glowing mountains. Before your landing in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, the representative from Himalayan Diamond Adventure will have reached there to welcome you. After landing your aircraft, we come to pick you up with our welcome greetings. Collecting your luggage, we drop you off to Hotel. You will have welcome dinner in Nepali cultural dance restaurant with your guide’s briefing about the day program tomorrow.The hotel service includes bed and breakfast.

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing of world heritage side (UNESCO), Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan:

Kathmandu, being a historical and cultural heart of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and adventure seekers. The city presents a wonderful mixture of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur are its two major neighboring cities which bear immense historical, cultural and religious significance. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine Pasupatinath temple, the largest Buddhist stupa in the town named Boudhanath, the 55 windows palace of 15th century in Bhaktapur city and Soyambhunath Stupa in Kathmandu. In the evening, a trip orientation meeting will be organized.

Day 03: A scenic drive to Pokahora  820 meters (2,690ft), transfer to Hotel included  breakfast service:

Today we drive tourist bus 200km form Kathmandu to Pokhora 7 hours very scenic drive having stunning mountain terrain view such as Ganesh Himalaya range, Bhauda Himal, Rani peak, group of Himalachuli, Ngadi chuli, Manasalu, Lamjung, Machhapuchhare, Annapurna III, Annapurna II, Annapurna south and many other mountains and low land also rich for landscape, many cultivated the farmer’s farm lands, following down Trisuli river, Marsyangdi river, hydro powers, waterfalls, green hills etc. After transferring to Pokhora Hotel included breakfast service, we will visit International museum, lakeside free walk.

Day 04: Drive Jeep or tourist bus to Hille 1,220 meters (4,002ft), trek starts to Ulleri 1,960 meters (6,430ft), about 8 hour. Overnight at lodge:

After driving off 40 km, about 1 hour and 30 minutes to Nayapul, from Pokhora, our trek continues to Hile another 3 hour, from Nayapul bus stop. It is depend on client’s physical fitness, after walking along the off road towards trail crosses new bridge,  Modi Khola, Birethanti teahouses. The trail passes through the local people’s inhabited settlements and farmer’s cultivated lands, such as rice field, potato, barley, maize and vegetables. The trail continuously passes along the off road following up the north bank of Bhurungdi khola and villages to Hile - Tikhedhungga, with beautiful landscape. After leaving Tikhedhunga the trail ascents along the steep stone staircase, to not yet reach Ulleri at 1,960 meters (6,430ft). We spend overnight at Lodge included, dinner and breakfast with hot drink service like a tea and coffee.

Day 05: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani 2,860 metres (9,383ft), 7 hours of uphill walk. Overnight at lodge:

Today we start our journey continue way up to Ghorepani the panoramic Poon Magar village Ghorepani 2,860 meters (9,383ft). Ghorepani is the most touristic place in this Annapurna panorama trek (Annapurna balcony) trek. Leaving from Ulleri, our steps continue ascend more gentle up way, through  Poon Magar’s tea houses and green lush forests, such as oak, rhododendron and magnolia, towards Banthanti at 2,250 meters (7,381ft), Nangethati 2,460 meters, (8,070ft) and eventually reach to Ghorepani large Poon Magar inhabited settlement. Along the way we have a splendid landscape and magnificent view of Machhapuchhre Himal . After continue walking off 7 hours we reach to Ghorepani. We spend overnight at Lodge included Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drink service like tea and coffee.

Day 06: Hike to Poon-hill 3,210 meters (10,531ft), the Sunrise view, trek to Tadapani 2,630 meters (8,628ft) 7 hours of walk. Overnight at lodge:

Today, we get up early in the morning for hiking to Poon-Hill 3,210 meters (10,531ft), the best panoramic view point. From an elevation 3,210 meters (10,531ft), we can have superb view of sunrise, and panoramic view of Annapurna Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, Tukuche peak, Nilgiri, Manasalu and others mountains view on a clear day. After scenic hike and captivating Mountain View, we descend back to Ghorepani lodge. After our as usual breakfast, the day starts to walk. Today we move towards to Tadapani under the rhododendron, bamboo, oak and pine jungle with tranquility landscape. We spend overnight at Lodge included dinner and breakfast with hot drink service like a tea and coffee.

 Day 07: Trek to Chomrung 2,170 meters (7,119ft), walk about 7 hours. Overnight at lodge:

After breakfast the trek starts descent downhill to Kumrung khola through rhododendron’s dense forest and farmers cultivated field, with incomparable scenery, finally we cross Kumrung khola over well made suspension bride then trail gently climbs to Kumrung country side walk along the slope lands into shady to reach Chhomrung Gurung’s and Magar’s Lodges. It may be popular for tourist destination that offers Mountain View and warm hospitality. We spend overnight at lodge included Breakfast and Dinner with hot drink tea and coffee. 

Day 08: Trek to Dovan hotel 2,600 meters (8,530ft), walk 7 hours. Overnight at lodge:

Leaving Chhomrung lodge the trail descends 150 meters on the stone staircase and crosses Chhomrung Khola. The trail march continues along steep stone steps up. The trail passes by the rhododendron-covered ridge, mountainous terrains and forests of bamboo. As trekker savor awe-inspiring views of Annapurna mountain ranges and Machhapuchhare. It is more strenuous and enthusiasm day to explore further. During the Seven -hour walking, trail cross Modi Khola, pass through Bhunuwa - sinuwa and Bamboo finally reach Dovan Hotel, where it ends up of for the day. We spend overnight at lodge included Breakfast and Dinner with hot drink service like tea and coffee.

Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchhare base camp 3,700 meters (12,139ft), walk about 7 hours. Overnight at lodge:

From Dovan the trail starts ascent several times under the dwarf bamboo forest not coming yet Himalaya Lodge. Thereafter continue steeply climbs steps up Hinku Cave, just crossing small stream reach Deurali lodges. Further ahead, the trail transverses several ascents eventually leading to the Sanctuary. After passing lodges at Deurali and Bagar, reach at the level of 3,700 meters (12,139ft) and grassy moraine platform known as Machhapuchhare Base Camp. It takes 7/8 hours of walking to reach up to base camp. Where ends our strenuous trip of the day. We spend overnight at lodge included breakfast and Dinner with tea and coffee.

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna base camp 4,130 meters (13,550ft),  2 and half hours of uphill trail. Overnight at lodge:

From Machhapuchhre base camp the trail continuously ascends gently through the tranquil meadows to get to Annapurna base camp. As the trail skirts along the steep slopes, trekkers can view the spectacular sight of majestic Himalayan peaks. As like Machhapuchhare Himal, Gandharba chuli and Gangapurna for south side. After having trekked for 2 hours and 30 minutes, reach to Annapurna base camp. Trekkers can now capture fantastic views of the south face of Annapurna I, and other numerous mountains. It is main destination of Annapurna base camp trek. We spend overnight at lodge included Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast with hot drink service like a tea and coffee.

Day 11: Trek to Shinuwa 2,260 meters (7,414ft), 8 to 9 hours of downhill walk. Overnight at lodge:

After captivating the Mountain View and glacier, we switch back to Shinuwa gau via same way. After walking off 8 hours continue downhill to Chhomrung, we reach to Shinuwa village. We spend overnight at lodge included dinner and breakfast with hot drink service like a tea and coffee.

Day 12: Trek to Ghandrung 1,940 meters (6,364ft), 8 hours of soothing walk. Overnight at lodge:

After retreat of Chhomrong village, there are more than three alternative routes back to Pokhara, via Jhinu  danda and Landrung village Potana , Dhampus, Dhampus phedi or via Jhinu danda and Seuli bazzar Nayapul. We follow the trail above the cultivated fields of potato and wheat before descending to the village of Khumrung above the Khumrung Khola. After crossing the River, the trail moves steeply uphill to way of Ghandrung danda, then trail continuously towards to Ghandrung Gurung Gorkha army village. After walking off 8 hours continuously to ahead from Chhomrung reach to Ghandrung, Where is major inhabitant of Gurung community, they have won dialect, typical culture and warm hospitality. Ghandrung is more tourist destination in this valley. We spend overnight at lodge included Breakfast and Dinner with hot drink service like tea and coffee.

 Day 13: Head to Sarangkot 1,552 meters (5,092ft), drive to Nau danda and trek to Sarangkot, the bird’s eye view. Overnight at lodge:

After leaving from Ghandrung village we walk continue slightly downhill along the stone staircase to reach to Jeep station Kimche. Today we drive up to Nau danda throughout the terraced farmlands, and farmer’s villages, Tikhedhungga, Nayapul. Driving off an hour and 30 minutes, we reach to Naudanda and then we trek to Sarangkot 2 hours along the off road. Sarangkot offers a captivating mountains view and glorious Pokhora valley landscape. We spend overnight at guesthouse included dinner and breakfast service.

Day 14: Trek to Lakeside Hotel, 820 meters (2,690ft), 2 hours of vertical down way. Hotel included breakfast service:

After an outstanding sights of surrounding mountains such as  Machhapuchhre, Annapurna south, Lamjung Himalayan and others peaks and enchanting Pokhora valley with captivating lakes, we descend down vertical way to the lake side Hotel including breakfast service. Today is free sightseeing around lake side.

Day 15: Free sightseeing or any outdoor adventure activities, Hotel lake side 820 meters (2,690ft), overnight at hotel included bed and breakfast:

If you are interested to have a lifetime experience of paragliding, ultra light aircraft, caving, visit international mountain museum, boating and hike to world peaceful Stupa on this amphitheater valley ? We offer you these activities in Pokhora but the service cost is not included with our normal program. If you are wandering to have any outdoor or indoor activities, we assist you to organize your adventure in Pokhora.

Day 16: We drive back to Kathmandu 1,350 meters (4,429ft), 6 hours by tourist bus and transfer to hotel included bed and breakfast service:

After fabulous trekking we drive back to Kathmandu today, a scenic driving off 6 hour from Pokhora in tourist bus we reach Kathmandu. We transfer you to hotel. This evening, we offer farewell dinner with company representative.

Day 17: Departure for home:

We drop you off in Tribhuwan international airport at terminal room in your flight checking time by tourist Bus or a Car and say bye.

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 pic kup and drop by private vehicle service.
  • Three nights tourist standard Hotel in Kathmandu with sharing room included breakfast.
  • Three Overnight tourist standard Hotel in Pokhara with a sharing room included breakfast service.
  • The menu on the client’s 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) accommodations during the trek, Clean and Comfortable.
  • Entry permits: ACAP & TIMS, all necessary trekking permits.
  • Transportations: Kathmandu/ Pokhara/ Pokhara/ Kathmandu tourist bus
  • Transportation in trip:- Pokhora to Hile and Kimche – Naudanada – Sarangkot.
  • 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).
  • 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.