Trekking - Annapurna - Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp Trek (11 Days)

Trip Facts

Annapurna Base Camp TrekTrekking Type: Lodge Trek
Trekking Grade: ▲▲ (?)
Maximum Altitude: 5500 m.
Best Season: October - November, March - May

The Annapurna Base Camp is a high glacial basin lying north of Pokhara. This magnificent amphitheatre is called a "sanctuary" because of its natural serenity, beauty and the divine presence of the Hindu goddesses Annapurna and Gangapurna. This isolated cirque of peaks can only be approached by one route, a deep gorge that carves into the fortress of mountains between Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli.

Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: From Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus\by Flight.

Day 02: After your breakfast drive to Phedi by Taxi 35 minutes drive and trek start from Phedi to Pothana (1870m) 5 hours. From here begin to hike uphill to Dhampus, steeply at first then gradually through Dhampus and on to Pothana.

Day 03: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1450m) The trail continues through Tolka, 3 hours beyond Pothana in magnificent Oak Forest then 45 minutes on to landrung.Take the trail marked to kymnu, which descends to the new suspension bridge over the Modi River. Then gradually up 1 and ½ hour to get Jhinu. Here is 15 minutes down in river side hot spring where you can take relax bath and also 90% chance is to see the wild animals there.

Day 04: Trek to Sinuwa Danda (2340m) Continue on to Jhinu Danda steep incline further a steep dirt track regains elevation then levels out as it turns back to the river reached Chhomrung about 2 hours from here. Descend into a small canyon, cross the river and climb steeply up the short main river canyon to Sinuwa Danda a further 3 hours on.

Day 05: Trek to Dewrali (3100m) Pass an experimental farm, resuming a climb through Rhododendron & Bamboo forest to the grazing grounds of Tomo - 5 hours hinko cave lies yet another 20 minutes further reach Dewrali.

Day 06: ABC (4130m) From Deurali disappear into a rocky streambed with only stone cairns to mark its progress. Suddenly 2-3 hours further a collection of tea shops marks the Machha Puchre base camp. Proceed the short distance into the Sanctuary, explore it then either stay at one of the lodge there or best the previous night's lodging at the ABC.

Day 07: Rest day or hiking to glacier (5500m) Or look around.

Day 08: Return to the Sinuwa.

Day 09: Trek to Ghanduk (1940m) 6 hours walk.

Day 10: Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara by Taxi 6 hours walk and drive overnight in Hotel in Pokhara.

Day 11: 7:00 am Drive to Katmandu. Overnight Kathmandu Hotel.