Annapurna Base Camp Trek (Lodge)

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17 Days
Mar-May, Sep-Dec
4,095m at Annapurna Base Camp
  •  In the heart of the Annapurna Himalaya.
  • Varied landscape ranging from the lush green vegetation of low sub-tropic to the arctic terrain.
  • Extensive views of the snowcapped peaks.
  • Trekking through traditional villages resided by warm locals and right into the heart of the Annapurna massif.



This trek passes through a more diverse range of climate, vegetation, and cultures that not many small countries can boast about. From lush vegetation of rain and temperate forests to the terraced rice fields, the journey takes you different kinds land and people every day. In fact, the changes occur so frequently that the trekkers get to experience a tantalizing introduction to Nepal’s cultural and natural diversity at its best.

Not consisting exceedingly difficult trails, the trek begins from Pokhara and the first portion passes through lush green hills typically found in the heartland of Nepal. You will be passing through plenty of villages along the way. Tiny thatched roofed houses, set among the terraced fields, make an attractive picture with the backdrop of the magnificent snowy range of Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri including the most majestic peak of all the Himalayan range, Machapuchare (Fishtail). 

The Annapurna area was first explored by British Adventurer Col. James Owen Merion Roberts in the year 1956 and exposed to the world as the ‘Sanctuary of Gods’. The region has since been christened as “Annapurna Sanctuary”. 

Our 14-day adventure trip to the Annapurna Sanctuary starts from Pokhara, a scenic spot. The trek combines spectacular mountain scenery with incredible cultural diversity and traverses through rural farms and villages. The trail runs deep towards the gorge between peaks Hiunchuli and Machhapuchare, through the dense rain and bamboo forest of the narrow Modi Khola (river) valley and then to the sanctuary with immense walls of the mountain fortress. Once you enter the Sanctuary, you will be surrounded by the Amphitheater of peaks of Annapurna (26,545ft-8,091m). Other major peaks overlooking the sanctuary include the Annapurna south (23,693ft-7,219m), Gangapurna (24,457ft.-7,455m) and Annapurna III (24,787ft-7,555m). This area is also referred to as the Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchare (Fishtail) Base Camp. Our return journey descends through the lush terraced Modi Khola valley concluding the adventure in Pokhara, a popular destination with its famed Phewa Lake, dominated by the towering mountain range of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu range including the majestic peak Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01:

Arrive Kathmandu meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02:

Half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.

Day 03:

Fly Kathmandu / Pokhara. Drive to Nayapul 1100m, and trek to Tirkhedhuga 1450m.

Day 04:

Trek to Ghorepani 2,874m approx 5-6 hours walk.

Day 05:

Trek to Tadapani 2,721m approx 5 hours walk.

Day 06:

Trek to Chomrong 1,951m approx. 5-6 hours walks.

Day 07:

Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050m approx. 6 hours walk.

Day 08:

Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,720m. Approx 6 hrs.

Day 09:

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,095m 3-4 hours walk.

Day 10:

Trek to Bamboo. Approx. 6 hours walk.

Day 11:

Trek to Jhinu Danda (Hot Spring) 1,500m. Approx. 5-6 hours.

Day 12:

Trek to Thulo-Kharka (Australian Camp) 2,050m. Approx 5-6 hours.

Day 13:

Trek to Kande 1,460m and drive to Pokhara one hour walk with 1 hour drive.

Day 14:

Transfer to Airport for the flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 15:

Transfer to Airport for International departure.



Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport you will be received by our staff and will escort you to the Hotel, where our guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, the city, trekking programs, do’s and don’ts and other related information that you might require while in Nepal.
Day 02: Half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest.
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara 950m drive to Nayapul and trek to Tirkhedhuga 1,450m.
Early breakfast, then transfer to domestic airport for the short scenic flight to Pokhara on arrival meet the trekking crew and travel by coach for short 1.5 hour drive to Nayapul (new bridge) where the treks begins the (approx 3-4 hours) trek. In the beginning, the trail passes through the busy areas where you will encounter all types of people from merchants, traders, local, trekkers and mule and donkey trains. As you come to Birethanti village, the trail splits into many ways, but we follow the main trail to the ancient Trans-Himalayan trade route, after crossing the newly built suspension bridge. After the bridge, entrance of the ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) where all the trekkers have to sign in, from here our trek follows the main trade route through many farms, villages and waterfalls till Tirkhedhuga is reached for the overnight stop.
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani 2,874m approx 5-6 hours walk.

From here, the track winds up to a steep climb for 1.5 hrs on the paved stone steps unto Ulleri village, after that the trail winds up gradually passing through the cool rain forest for few hours with few ups and down. As the trek comes nearer to Ghorepani, you will be gaining altitude as you can feel the cool breeze and the change of vegetation. Soon you will be walking in the midst of the rhododendron woods till you reach the Ghorepani, a Pun/Magar village is reached for the overnight stop.

Day 05: Trek to Tadapani 2,721m approx 5 hours walk.

Early morning one hour hike to the top of Pun-Hill 3,190m for the beautiful sunrise over the superb panorama of the Himalayas from Dhaulagiri-Annapurna to Mt.Manaslu range. After the busy photo session, return back to the camp at Ghorepani for breakfast.  After Ghorepani, the trail follows to the upper ridge to Deurali through rhododendron forest, from here the path narrows down hill through the temperate rain forest, stepper path in some places as you come to Bhaise Kharka a place in the middle of the forest, after a short break or a lunch, the trek is on the gradual trail for an hour. After coming down to a small stream in the middle of the rhododendron forest, an hour uphill walk to Tadapani. Tadapani is in the middle of the forest of Rhododendron, Magnolia and Oaks. From this place a grand view of Annapurna South and Machhapuchare (fishtail) can be seen at a close distance. Tadapani with 8-10 lodges, a place made by the local Gurung people to serve and cater the needs of trekker’s on route.

Day 06: Trek to Chomrong 1,951m approx. 5-6 hours.

The trek from Tadapani starts from the gradual downhill most of the way to through pristine forest of oaks and rhododendron with occasional view of the Annapurnas. This part of the walk is very pleasant till Kimrong khola is reached for lunch. The trail from here leads uphill for 1-2 hours, once at the top of the ridge the walk is fairly easy all the way to village of Chomrong the last village and the gateway to the Sanctuary.

Day 07:

Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050m approx. 6 hours walk.


From Chomrong the trail leads to the terraced farm fields as you descent to the river, after the bridge its uphill most of the way for 2-3 hours till a small place of Khuldi-ghar is reached. Here your Trekking permit and conservation ticket is checked and registered. After Khuldi, the trail leads down hill for 1-2 hour through the bamboo bushes till you reach Bamboo, a place in the mid of the bamboo, rhododendron and oaks forest with couple of teahouses. After a brief stop here an hour walk on the gradual uphill path brings you to our overnight halt at Dovan, an isolated spot with 2-3 teahouses, in the midst of the forest near the raging Modi River.

Day 08:

Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,720m via Deurali 3,350m. 6 hrs.


After Dovan, walk leads in the cool shade of the forest on the gradual up path most of the way following the river Modi upstream, the trail continues with few ups and down as you reach Himalaya Hotel near Hinko cave, which lies straight at the bottom of Hiunchuli peak. Himalaya Hotel is a small place with 2-3 lodges just to cater the need of the trekkers. The trail from here is gradual up for another 1-2 hours to Deurali the last tea-house on route Machhapuchare Base Camp. As you reach Deurali the lush vegetation disappears leaving for high alpine flora and shrubs. Deurali has about 3-4 teahouses. From Deurali, the walk leads up to follow the raging Modi River upstream, the track is quite pleasant in some places with few strenuous climb for an hour in between and at the end reaching at Machapuchare Base Camp. Machhapuchare base camp has about 4-5 Lodges located on the even ground beneath the mighty north face of Machhapuchare the Fish Tail peak.


Day 09:

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,095m 3-4 hours walk.


Today’s walk leads you in the heart of the Sanctuary at the ABC, the trail follows uphill for few hours, on the snowy grassy path, depending upon the season, the trek is very pleasant as you reach the higher ground with magnificent view of an array of snow peaks all around you with Annapurna I, a great wall of a mountain from this north west face. Annapurna Base Camp has 2-3 teahouses, with the superb panorama. After a great time here retrace the journey back to Machhapuchare Base Camp for the overnight.


Day 10:

Trek to Bamboo. Approx. 6 hours walk.


After a lovely time in the tranquility of the mountains and in its serene wilderness trek back to the lush green vegetation, the walk is more or less downhill with few ups to Bamboo for the overnight.


Day 11:

Trek to Jhinu Danda (Hot Spring) 1,500m. Approx. 5-6 hours.


From Bamboo, the morning walk leads to a short climb to Khuldi, the trail descends all the way to the bridge, from the bridge uphill walk to Chomrong. After a break here at Chomrong the walk leads to a short uphill, descend towards Jhinu danda (Hot spring) on the quite steep downhill for an hour, till you reach at Jhinu a small village perched on the ridge with 5-6 lodges, if you have time you can visit the hot springs down below by the river Modi from Jhinu danda.


Day 12:

Trek to Thulo-Kharka 2,050m (Australian Camp) 5-6 hours


From Jhinu village another hour downhill will brings you to the village at New-Bridge over the river Modi from New-Bridge, the trails leads downhill for an hour to Modi River, after crossing the bridge an hour walk with a short climb reaches you at Landrung village. From Landrung the walk is gradual on the winding path through the villages and terraced fields, after two hours of good walk the trail leads you to the last hour uphill to a small pass at Deurali ridge 2,150m. After Deurali, a nice downhill walk through the forest with magnificent view of the Annapurna and Mt.Manaslu range all the way to the small village of Pothana, situated at a lovely spot in the midst of the woods overlooking magnificent view of snow capped mountain range, valleys and as far up to the Phewa lake in Pokhara, from here another 50 minutes of good walk through the cool shade of the forest brings you at Thulo Kharka and is also known as Australian Camp, a wonderful spot in the midst of the forest with large meadows overlooking magnificent views of the Himalayan range of mountains from Annapurna to Manaslu. This place also offers a great view of the sunrise and sunset as well.

Day 13: Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara 1 hr walk with 1 hr drive.

From this fabulous spot an easy downhill walk leads through the village of Kande by the Baglung-Pokhara highway; it is also the start and ending point of various trekking around Annapurna region. From here an hour drive reaches you to the Hotel by the Phewa Lake in Pokhara.


Day 14:

Transfer to Airport for the flight back to Kathmandu.

As per the flight schedule a short drive takes you to the Pokhara domestic airport, a short scenic sweeping flight of half hour brings you back to the Kathmandu. At the Kathmandu terminal after clearing the baggage; our staff will receive you for the drive back to the Hotel.

Day 15:

Transfer to Airport for International departure.

Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, and your passport handy. Our Office staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.

Includes / Excludes

Price includes following services:
1. Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights and Hotel in Pokhara for 2 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.
2. Airport transfers in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
3. Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance fees.
4. Internal flight Pokhara / Kathmandu with applicable airport taxes.
5. Transportation Kathmandu / Pokhara, Pokhara / Trek / Pokhara by non AC private vehicle.
6. Trekking arrangement backed by Sherpa Guide and porters using local lodges on full board basis.
7. Applicable Trekking Permit & Conservation Fees.
8. Insurance for Nepalese crew.


Our price does not include followings:
1. International flights to / from Kathmandu.
2. Nepal entry visa fees.
3. Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu & Pokhara Hotels.
4. Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.
5. Rescue evacuation in case of emergency.
6. Personal clothing and personal trekking gear including sleeping bag & down jacket.
7. Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.
8. Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
9. Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.



If you are not tied up with time limitations, or have more time before or after your main trip with us, you can join / take following extension trips to make your holiday even interesting. According to extra time you have, you can choose a visit to National Parks for jungle safari viewing rare animals, migrant birds and exotic reptiles or enjoy the whitewater rafting or take a cultural tour of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nagarkot or even make a quick visit to neighboring countries of Tibet – Roof of the world, India – The country of wonders, Bhutan – The Dragon Kingdom.

We can add these extensions before or after your holiday according to the flights that you have booked / can book. Beside these, if you even want just stay in Kathmandu for relax or any independent activities, we can book extra nights at the Hotel. You can book these extensions together with your main trip booking.


Chitwan National Park

It is one of the oldest and popular National Parks in Nepal recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Site. More than 500 Asian one-horned rhinoceros and some 100 nocturnal Royal Bengal Tigers have made their home in this dense forest. There are an estimated 50 species of mammals, over 526 species of birds, 49 amphibians and reptiles and 150 species of butterflies.


Bardia National Park

The far west Nepal is one of the least explored regions of the Himalayas. Within this region is a seldom visited National Park, which still offers challenging adventure. Bardia National Park is the largest park in the lowland Terai covering an area of 968 sq kms and remains a very much untouched wilderness which appeals to the nature lovers. The park situated in Nepal’s Western Terai was established to protect representative ecosystems.



It is a treasure trove of ancient art and architecture that lie hidden in the labyrinth of manmade structures. The ancient pagoda temples and Buddhist stupas stand majestically above the rest of the landmarks. The Palace squares fascinate visitors with its exquisite woodwork and carving. You can extend your holiday from 1-3 days visiting these sites.



Pokhara is most popular tourist destination after Kathmandu, not because of its easy accessibility but because of its scenic beauty and proximity to many Himalayas. Rarely does a tourist miss a trip to this beautiful valley of lakes and mountain views. Ekai Kawaguchi who was the earliest visitor of this district, was awed by its beauty. The Annapurna range of the Himalayas dominates the landscape around Pokhara.


Nagarkot is one of the most popular hill resorts on the fringe of the Kathmandu valley. With an elevation of 2,195m, is 32 kms away from Kathmandu offers a panoramic view of the valley and is described by the visitors as a place whose beauty endures year round. The extraordinary view of the Himalayan peaks from Dhaulagiri to Kanchenjunga is stupendous. Sunrise view from here is truly magnificent.



Encircled within Himalayan fortress, the image of Tibet has portrayed as “Shangr-la” in the western world. A ‘Land of Snows’ and the ‘Roof of the World’ is mysterious in a way that few other places are. Following virtual closure after the Chinese annexation of the Buddhist Kingdom, Tibet was opened to foreign tourism in 1984. Tibet has become dream adventure destination for the people living in the most sophisticated silicon cities.



The country of wonders, the lively bazaars, ornate architecture and the something puzzling customs of Indians make any visit a refreshing from the western life. Endowed with a backdrop of that can be anything from snow capped mountain to palm-lined beach, Indian rarely fails to delight adventurous travelers. India is considered to be the rich cultural melting pot with its colorful festivals of all the religion and people, blending well with magnificent landscape.



The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, commonly known as ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ is regarded as the last paradise on earth is slowly emerging from centuries of self-imposed isolation. Closed for the outside world until early seventies, Bhutan has adopted the regulated tourism policy for its visitors in this tiny Himalayan Kingdom by allowing to enter limited numbers of tourists every year.



River Rafting

Rafting is undoubtedly the best way to explore the Arcadian Nepal. It involves excitement, scenic views and challenge. Nepal has numerous fine rivers for rafting, kayaking or canoeing. The most prominent white water rafting regions are the eastern, the mid and the western rivers. Of all these regions, river Trisuli and the Bhotekoshi are the main popular rafting rivers for short trips. The rivers sometimes offer hair raising roller coaster rides.


Mount Everest Flight

Mountain flight is truly a memorable experience that one should not miss out in Nepal. If you feel you have not seen enough mountains, the mountain flight is the right choice to rejoice with spectacular panoramic mountains’ views. The bird’s eye view of the 6 mighty mountains above 8,000m out of the 14 from a close range is simply unbelievable. The one hour magic flight will make it possible for you to view uninterruptedly all the enchanting beauty.


Bungy Jumping

Just imagination of jumping down from a bridge of 160m above a tropical gorge with the Bhote Koshi, one of the Nepal’s wildest rivers raging below is enough to make your heartbeat run faster. It is the thrill of Bungy jumping as it there is no fun for real adventure lover if challenge is not so hard and difficult. It is located within a reach of 4 hours outside Kathmandu and just 19 kms away from the Tibet Border.



Paragliding is relatively new adventure sports in Nepal. Paragliding in this Himalayan country can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure seekers. You can experience unparalleled scenic grandeur as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, kites while floating over the villages, monasteries, temples, lakes and the jungle with a fantastic view of the majestic Himalayas.


Ultralight Flight

Ultralight aircraft is being operated from Pokhara. It has an unique blend of both mountain and plateau area. While flying over the Pokhara valley, you will not miss the scenic beauty of both the Himalayas and the most famous lake of Nepal, Phewa Tal. The flight will be a journey through nature. Don’t miss this truly unique experience.


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