Nepal is a country known for its incredible natural beauty, diverse culture, and adventure opportunities. Among its many trekking destinations, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is undoubtedly one of the most popular and breathtaking ones. This trekking route takes you through lush forests, picturesque villages, cascading waterfalls, and towering Himalayan peaks, including the iconic Annapurna Massif. In this blog post, we will guide you through the 10-day itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp Trek, starting and ending in Pokhara.
Day 1: Arrival in Pokhara Your Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts with your arrival in Pokhara, a beautiful lakeside city surrounded by the Annapurna range. You will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel. You can spend the day exploring the city and preparing for the trek. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 2: Pokhara to Nayapul to Ghandruk After breakfast, we will drive to Nayapul, the starting point of our trek. We will then begin our trek towards Ghandruk, a Gurung village located at an altitude of 1,940 meters. The trail passes through terraced fields, lush forests, and several small villages. The view of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) from Ghandruk is stunning. Overnight in Ghandruk.
Day 3: Ghandruk to Chomrong Today, we will trek towards Chomrong, another beautiful Gurung village situated at an altitude of 2,170 meters. The trail takes us through a dense forest of rhododendron, oak, and bamboo. We will also cross the Modi Khola river and climb a steep uphill to reach Chomrong. From here, you can enjoy panoramic views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre. Overnight in Chomrong.
Day 4: Chomrong to Dovan After breakfast, we will descend to the Chomrong Khola river and cross a suspension bridge. The trail then takes us through a forest of bamboo and rhododendron, leading to the Himalayan Hotel. We will continue our trek to Dovan, a small settlement located at an altitude of 2,600 meters. Overnight in Dovan.
Day 5: Dovan to Deurali Today’s trek will take us through a beautiful valley and alongside the Modi Khola river. We will pass through several waterfalls and steep cliffs, offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. The trail leads us to Deurali, a small hamlet situated at an altitude of 3,230 meters. Overnight in Deurali.
Day 6: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Today is the day we reach the highlight of our trek, the Annapurna Base Camp. The trail takes us through the Machhapuchhre Base Camp, where we can enjoy breathtaking views of the Machhapuchhre peak. We will then continue our trek to the Annapurna Base Camp, located at an altitude of 4,130 meters. The view of the Annapurna massif, including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, and Gangapurna, from the base camp is simply awe-inspiring. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 7: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo After breakfast, we will start our descent towards Bamboo. The trail takes us through the same route we came up, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains and landscapes. We will pass through Dovan and continue downhill through the forest of rhododendron and bamboo to reach Bamboo, a small village located at an altitude of 2,340 meters. Overnight in Bamboo.
Day 8: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda After breakfast, we will continue our descent towards Jhinu Danda, a small settlement located at an altitude of 1,780 meters. The trail takes us through the forest of bamboo and rhododendron, and we will cross several suspension bridges over the Modi Khola river. Jhinu Danda is famous for its natural hot spring, where you can relax and soothe your tired muscles. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.
Day 9: Jhinu Danda to Nayapul to Pokhara Today is the last day of our trek, and we will descend towards Nayapul, the ending point of our trek. We will cross several small villages and terraced fields, offering scenic views of the surrounding landscapes. From Nayapul, we will drive back to Pokhara, where you can rest and enjoy the beautiful lakeside city. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 10: Departure from Pokhara Today, we will bid farewell to the beautiful city of Pokhara and head back to Kathmandu or your next destination. Our representative will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.
Conclusion The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a perfect blend of adventure, culture, and natural beauty. The 10-day itinerary offers a comfortable pace and allows you to acclimatize properly to the high altitude. You will witness stunning views of the Himalayan peaks, including the iconic Annapurna massif, and experience the unique culture of the Gurung community. This trek is suitable for anyone with a moderate level of fitness and a passion for adventure. We hope this itinerary will help you plan your trek to the Annapurna Base Camp and create unforgettable memories of a lifetime.